Maha Deeksha I
Maha Deeksha is a course for increasing the level of human consciousness. As it is evident from various websites and media, the world is expected to come to an end by December 2012. This is because the human consciousness has come down so much in this Kali Yuga and through these Deeksha courses, the consciousness levels of humans are boosted which will help them step into the new Yuga comfortably.
These Deeksha courses have different levels and the first is Maha Deeksha I followed by Maha Deeksha II and so on. Earlier these courses were conducted at the
at Satyavedu, border of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. But to speed up the process and for public convenience, nowadays the course is conducted in many places all over Oneness University . India
I got to attend the Maha Deeksha I this January at
in Nemam, outskirts of Chennai city. It was a three-day course with classes from 6.30 am to 7.30 pm with breaks in between. Though all facilities are available to stay there for the three days, I found it convenient to come back home each night as the travel time is only 30-40 minutes from Nemam to my house by bus. Vaitheeswara Amma Bhagawan Temple
Before I explain about what I learnt there, I would like to thank our friend Anu (she is more a sister than a friend) who first suggested to my sister Sundari that I attend the Maha deeksha I. Though I fought the idea vehemently then, I am really happy now that I attended the course. Secondly my sisters Sundari and Jayashree but for whom I would not have attended the course.
On 8th January morning, I reached Nemam around 7.30 am and the registration process took more than an hour with about 250 people attending the course. We had people who had come from
Salem, Tirupur, Trichy, France and . Canada
Classes began at 9.00 am. Our classes were conducted by the Oneness guides Umaji and Nirmalaji. We started the class with a prayer to Amma Bhagawan and aarathi.
1. Man belongs to one of the five elements – pancha bootham
a) Water – flow from top to bottom – a person who always goes down from a higher level to a lower level in life.
b) Air – unsteady, never remain in one place – a person who always jumps from one activity, job, etc to another.
c) Earth – still – a person who does not want to take a risk and does not like changes, a laid-back attitude.
d) Fire – blows upward – a person who grows in life, energetic.
e) Akasam – we were informed that this will be dealt with in Maha Deeksha II.
All of us were asked to understand which element we belong to so that we can decide consciously to improve ourselves.
2. Every man is programmed
a) Primary programme
From the time a man is conceived by his parents to the first 6 years of life
b) Secondary programme
6 – 12 years of life
3. Tertiary programme
12 years to present
In all these programmes man collects charges
Charges = decision + feeling (emotion)
For every happening in a person’s life (small or big), he takes a decision and feels an emotion, either positive or negative.
All the charges a person collects right from primary programme leads his life. These charges settle in his conscious, making it impure.
CHARGE – ROBS YOUR FREEDOM
CHARGE – LIMITS YOUR EXPERIENCE
CHARGE – CREATES PROBLEM IN THE OUTER WORLD
3. Man can follow the seven steps to overcome these charges:
1. Awakening to suffering leads to awakening of heart
2. Awakening of heart leads to awakening of calm
3. Awakening of calm leads to awakening of inner integrity
4. Awakening of inner integrity leads to awakening to listening
5. Awakening to listening leads to awakening of “what is”
6. Awakening of “what is” leads to awakening of intelligence
7. Awakening of intelligence leads to awakening of action
There are three types of suffering
a) Physical suffering – this happens when the basic needs of food, clothing and shelter are not fulfilled
b) Psychological suffering – this happens when there is problem in relationships – anger, jealousy etc
Mind has two needs – to love and to be loved
All actions of man are only to get love.
c) Spiritual suffering – this was experienced by Buddha
This usually happens to common man around the age of 18-24 years where he feels that there is something missing and goes in search of it. This usually gets solved when he gets married and settles in life.
Suffering is nothing but the mind’s repeated analysis of an unpleasant happening
When one is hurt by spouse or friend, he keeps on repeating in his mind that he is hurt by it. He keeps thinking of the hurt caused to him by this happening and does not actually replay the scene in his mind, just keep pushing it back and only think that he has been hurt. This is SUFFERING
Also he keeps imagining a counter argument for the situation if it happens again whereby he goes on justifying to himself that he is right and the other person has hurt him.
The only way to come out of this is to EXPERIENCE the hurt.
Buddha practiced a method to do this. It is called Vipasana.
Close your eyes and experience the hurt you felt in the situation. Do not escape from / avoid the hurt. Just experience it. It will have an effect on a part of your body as a pain or a feeling. Just experience that pain / feeling. The suffering will go away and you will feel light.
There are four different types of reactions to hurt
a) accept you are hurt and continue with life
b) cut the relationship with the person who hurt you and go ahead
c) make rules for a relationship when you go into it. For example, you can tell the other that you ‘do not like loud noise, so don’t make loud noise’. The other does not like crying, so you will not cry. Such rules are not practical and will create only more problems
d) don’t care attitude
The flowchart of hurt is like this:
Hurt » Relationship » Heart » Brain » Universe
If one is hurt in a relationship, he feels the hurt in his heart, which signals his brain which in turns sends some negative signals to this universe.
For example, if your relationship at home is not okay and you have an argument before going for an interview, you have very little chance of getting the job there.
The primary programme of man consists of the following
- Four baskets
- Fundamental childhood decisions
Four baskets - This is from the time a couple decides to have a baby to the first 6 hours after birth. At any time during his life, man is stuck in one of these baskets
1st basket - 1 – 4 months of conception
A couple must decide to have a child only if they can be sure that they are happy, healthy and wealthy enough to raise a child.
Right from conception to the first four months, the foetus is quite still and in a happy state
People who are happy where they are and never move forward in life are in this basket
2nd basket – 3 -8 months of conception
During this period, the baby struggles a lot as it grows rapidly and finds the uterus very constricting
People who always struggle to achieve things in life are in this basket
3rd basket – 8 – 9 months of conception
This is a period of hope and no hope alternating as the baby tries to come out of the womb repeatedly, but not able to do so
People who try their best, and toggle between hope and despair are in this basket
4th basket – from the moment of birth – first 6 hours of life
The moment of birth is a feeling of freedom as the baby is able to move it limbs and breathe fresh air.
People who feel free and happy are in this basket
If the child does not receive mother’s hug within the first 6 hours, it tends to become a violent person in future
It is also very important how well a baby is received after coming into this world. The kind of comments that are passed on the gender, colour, appearance of the baby are registered by the baby and forms a basket
Babies born by Caesarean deliveries are born without any effort from their side. Hence such people have to be pushed to do things. Sometimes they have a fear in them as they see instruments when they come out.
Fundamental Childhood decisions (FCDs)
These are decisions taken by the child right from 6 hours after birth – 11/12 years of age. The child observes and registers actions / reactions of the people around him and takes some decisions.
For example, if a child tries to poke his finger into an open plug point, parents may react in a one of the following ways:
a) Shout at / beat the child
By this the child may decide,
- that if you do something on your own, people will get angry
- that parents are people who will beat or shout and so on
b) Scare the child about the danger
By this the child may decide,
- Plug points are dangerous and so on
c) Tell the child gently
By this the child may decide,
- parents are people who treat you well
- understand the danger and so on
These FCDs are registered in the mind and the mind applies it to various situations and one takes action accordingly throughout one’s life.