FEAR OF SAMADHI
Chelluri Nageswar Rao
Chelluri at AOL.COM
Sat Feb 8 18:38:19 CST 1997
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR RESPONSE. LIKE YOU ADVISED I WROTE TO SRI
SHANKARACHARYAS OF SRI SHARADA PEETAM AND KAMAKOTI PEETHAM AND SEVERAL OTHER
LEARNED SWAMI'S. I WILL SHARE THEIR RESPONSES WITH ALL OF YOU TO PROVIDE
GUIDANCE IN YOUR SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH. HERE IS ONE RECEIVED FROM SRI SWAMI
JYOTIRMAYANANDA. HE ALWAYS PROVIDES PROMPT RESPONSES.
" The two steps you have mentioned is like flower & fruit. As a flower
matures a fruit begins to develop. Do not think of sharp transition between
the two. Continue your sadhana with faith, patience &perseverance. The
flower of your aspiration will bring forth the fruit of enlightenment. As
you succeed by degrees in your meditation you enjoy more &more of the
Presence of God. With the awareness of Divine Presence even adverse
circumastances turn into prosperity. May God bless you".
I forgot to mention in my posting "Fear of Samadhi" couple of important
1. I am not a serious meditator and I dont know how to meditate. brought
several books on meditation including Vivekananda to learn meditation.
Mantra japa goes on (god knows since how long) involuntarily when I am awake
and in sleep. I do sandhyavandanam and regular puja to Devi.
2. I am very fond of performing homams - It gives me so much happiness,
nothing in this world compares with joy the of performing homam. Like I
mentioned in my previous postings I am performing Chandi Homam in Ashtadasa
Peetalu. This year I am going to Ujjaini in November to perform the 12th of
18 homam in Sri Mahakali Temple. On Sriramnavami April 16th I am going to
perform Rudra Homam in Draksharamam in Andhra pradesh where I performed the
2nd Chandi Homam.
I believe and have complete faith in what Devi said in Saptasati, that is the
guiding force for me.
"Janata Ajanata vapi, balipujam thada krutam
pratikshishya myaham preetya, vahnihomam thada krutam"
I lovingly accept your puja & homam whether you perform rightly or wrongly
(knowingly or unknowingly). Knowing that she accepts I am performing with
love and sincerity.
I believe my acts are responsible for the happenings.
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