“Asato Maa Sat Gamaya…” is one of the famous shanti mantras originating from the Brahadaranyaka Upanishad. Shanti mantras are generally used before discussion upon any of the diverse areas of knowledge and sometimes at the end of the discussion as well. It is for seeking true knowledge, striving for guidance and requesting help for better comprehension, to rise above distractions and disagreeable propensities, and for the zeal to practice and live the teaching.
Literal Translation of the Words
Meaning of the Mantra
This is a prayer where the seeker acknowledges his inadequacies, and implores for assistance on the path to wisdom and emancipation.
The first line, “Asato-Maa Sat-Gamaya” is a plea that may we move in the direction of truth from untruth; it’s an appeal to be led step by step to reality from ignorance. Truth is to know and experience what is eternal; not subject to past, present, future or even beyond and to clearly know what is temporary. That which exists in all these periods of time is real, else it is transient and many times referred to as unreal.
The world around us is subject to change, whether it is our growth, age, emotions, circumstances, seasons, climate or even the Universe. Hence, all this is considered unreal according to our scriptures, which actually means that they may be real for now, but are transient, undergoing change and not lasting forever.
The word “unreal” must be grasped clearly. All manifested Universe is actually real, but is subject to the law of cycles and law of change. And hence, it is transient or unreal, undergoing change, present for a limited period of time, yet with a definite purpose. That which has purpose is precious and must be utilised optimally.
In the first statement, we therefore plead the God, higher beings or the Guru to lead us out of all that is transient and guide us towards our True Nature or True Self.
The next line, “Tamaso-Maa Jyotir-Gamaya” is a request to lead to the light of wisdom from the darkness of ignorance. The wisdom being spoken of here is the true knowledge of the Self. Association of the Guru or wise or Satsang is a must for acquiring this knowledge. This kind of association also helps maintain the zeal and motivation to continue with regular practice of the teaching. After proper validation, you must practice with focus and awareness towards the set target. The Sadhana must be done with joyful interest and enthusiasm with no scope for laziness. Such wisdom and the experience achieved due to the Sadhana (persistent regular practice), drives the darkness away.
The third line, “Mrityorma-Maa Amrutam-Gamaya” is an appeal to lead us to immortality from death. It doesn’t mean that you live on Earth forever. This actually implies leading into the Intuitional plane or higher, so that you can remain in the state of Turiya. We are asking that we come out of the attachment to the lower and not slide down after touching the higher planes of Intuitional and beyond. May we establish there!
After death of the bodies, you come back again into incarnation. What is born will die and what dies is born again. It is cyclical, but with a purpose. However, liberation is achieved when you no longer come back, when you are released from this cycle of birth and death. This occurs when you realize your True Self and achieve Nirvana. Slowly, with practice, your attitude towards the transient things changes, leading to detachment. The desires naturally start to decrease and your mind is not easily stirred up. With such a still and discerning mind, you can finally realize your True Nature.
The first step is to know that you are the Jiv-Atma or Incarnated Soul extended into the mental, emotional and physical bodies or vehicles for the purpose of development of the Incarnated Soul.
The second step is to know that the Incarnated Soul is part of the Atma or the Higher Soul. By sustained effort of many incarnations, the Atma or the Higher Soul develops and becomes a Maha-Atma or a greater Atma or a Paramahansa.
The third step is to know and realise that the Atma or the Higher Soul is one small extension of your True Self, the Param-Atma or Divine Spark. Many such Atmas or Higher Souls extend from one Paramatma. Achieving union with your Paramatma is Nirvana, or transcending from the cycle of birth and death. A person accomplishing Nirvana is known as Aseka or a Holy Master. Beyond that there are many stages. The Paramatma or Divine Spark is part of God (or child of God) and always One with God and One with all.
Arhat Yoga in Yoga Prana Vidya (YPV) system guides you through this journey with various practices and learning to lead you at least to the state of Paramahansa in the present incarnation itself.
You may also try our YPV Sadhana app which is available in various languages. It has guided audios for the breathing exercises, Forgiveness Sadhana and Planetary Peace Meditation. These techniques also boost and sustain your immune system.
Sh. Arun Kumar a Senior All India Level trainer of the organization, who has been involved in spreading the spiritual technology throughout India for many years. Sh. Arun Kumar, is M.C.A from Sir M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, Bengaluru and worked as Team Lead in Wission Infotech,Bengaluru. However, realizing the amazing benefits of the spiritual technology of the ancient science of Yoga Prana Vidya for common people, he decided to dedicate his life for spreading the teachings of Yoga Prana Vidya since 2009.
Dhaval Dholakia is a certified YPV healer for 16 years. He is also a mechanical engineer and has worked in Plastic Processing Machinery for 25 years. He resides in Ahmedabad.
Dr. S. K. Singh is a Arhat Trainer having more than 20 years of YPV healing and teaching experience. He is also trained in Kriyashakti & Fengsui and completed the one year intensive program in 2016. He has organized many higher level YPV training workshops and retreats. He completed his Master’s degree in Science and has a doctorate in Environmental Biology. He hails from Varanasi.
Gp Capt. (Retd) J V Subramanian has been associated with Yoga Prana Vidya since more than 15 years now. He has trained hundreds of healers from Level 1 to Arhat Yogis in last 6 years. He holds B.E (Electricals & Electronics) from Annamalia university and MBA from IIM Lucknow. He is also a trustee of Feed the Soul Trust. based in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
Madhu Sudhir is a senior YPV trainer since 2004. She has trained over 2500 students and more than 50 trainers who are also propagating YPV practices. She has done YPV healing for more than 7000 people since 2006. She is the secretary of the Mysore YPV Healers Association since 2011. She is also associated with JSS University – Dental College as a guest lecturer for “Holistic wellness through YPV” for BDS 1st year students. She has also conducted various seminars on YPV teachings. She graduated in commerce from Bangalore University and also has a diploma in architecture. She also works as a Vaastu consultant for businesses, constructions, plots & houses.
Raghu N is a Arhat Trainer having over 22 years of YPV healing and teaching experience. He founded “Master YPV Trust Nanjangud” in 2019 and conducting regular service activities through this trust in his role as President. He also started the first independently located YPV centre in Nanjangud in 2014. He has previously attended the one year Spiritual Intensive Program for 2015-16 conducted in Sri Ramana Trust Ashram. He also has 7 years of experience working as a secretary at “Mysore YPV Healers Association” during which he nurtured many healers. Raghu conducts teachings in Kannada, English and Hindi languages. He has also completed a B.Sc. and B.Ed. from the Mysore University.
Rekha Subhash is a Arhat Trainer having over 22 years of YPV healing and teaching experience. She has healed patients from different parts of the world and has a high success rate including complicated cases for healing. Rekha also has a Masters of Art degree. She hails from Bengaluru.
Veteran Wing Commander KT Subash is a Arhat Trainer having over 22 years of YPV healing and teaching experience. He is also the Managing Trustee of the Karnataka Yoga Vidya Pranic Healing Foundation Trust. He has healed patients from different parts of the world and has a high success rate including complicated cases for healing. He has a Masters in Technology degree.
1: Name : Lakhsmi Devi
She holds an experience of 20 years in the field of Energy Healing and Meditation. Apart from her proficiency in healing and training, she is also good in singing and playing harmonium and has been a Swimming Champion. She has always excelled at fitness since her school days. She is also a glass designer and deals in glass painting. She is a very efficient Counselor and Yoga practitioner.
1. Name – Vishakha Karnani
2. address/ centre – 316, Sai Kripa Colony,
Indore 452002, Madhya Pradesh
3. educational qualification – B.A. Loreto College, Kolkata. Then worked as a photo journalist & a freelancer (children photography)
4. any paper presentation – COVID 19 case report in Innovative publication journal. July 2020
5. any specific achievements – part of the organising team in the first SIP , Pune, 2015. Thereafter involved in organising public darshan and Compassionate Parenting and nurturing programs in various cities like Indore, Nagpur, Raipur, Pune, Kolkata and Ichalkaranji (kolhapur)
6. Since 2006. Got introduced to the world of energy in Kolkata and shifted to Indore in 2008 to spread the work in Central India. Currently working in M.P, Chattisgarh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, North East India.
Radha Ganesh is presently working for Yoga Prana Vidya Organization as Senior Arhat trainer and Ethics committee member. She is a Senior Arhat Trainer and certified YPV healer with over 18 years of experience. She completed the one-year spiritual intensive program at the YPV ashram in Thally. She has been trained in basic, advanced healing and psychotherapy at World Pranic Healing. Radha worked in Unnathi Healing Foundation Trust as a healer and trainer. She also worked in MS Ramaiiah Hospital Pranic Healing Department, Ayush Arogya Dhama. She has taught YPV teachings in several schools and also conducted classes for nursing staff, pharma students among others. She regularly conducts an Arhat Marathon on every last Sunday of the month at Karnataka Pranic Healing foundation trust since last 3 years. Radha has completed her M.A. in English from MG University, Kerala.
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