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Diksha is a unique and rare process of making the life of a disciple more pure, more enlightened and more successful. Generally a human being remains under the sway of bad karmas of past lives which do not allow him to make the desired level of progress in spite of hard work and sincere efforts.
In such cases nothing can work better than Dikshas to remove the baneful effects of past Karmas and propel a Sadhak onwards on the path of success. Just as a cloth has to be washed thoroughly to free it of stubborn stains similarly Diksha is a method adopted by a Guru to free the disciple of his mental, physchological and physical drawbacks so that he could make good progress with a free mind in the spheres of spiritualism and materialism.
Diksha is the foundation of a disciple, fuel of the spiritual life, completeness of the mind, basis of the fusion with Shiva and the path to reach one’s destination.
This type of soul has three shackles-body, age and pleasure, which can be completely subdued by the help of Diksha. New energy can be transferred into the Sadhak, thus enlightening him and helping him in the success of Sadhnas and the realisation of God.
i.e. The act, by which teachings are given and by which all kinds of animal instincts are demolished, which is granted by Gurudev in charity is known as Diksha.
It is a subtle transfer of the divine energy of a Guru into the heart, soul and body of a disciple. This pure energy initiates a process of change in the person which ultimately leads to destruction of all evil and negative tendencies, and spurt of creative and positive powers which encourage him to strive for the highest and best in both the spiritual and material fields.
When the Guru gives Diksha a flow of energy takes place from Him to the disciple, which can be in any form – spoken words in the form of Mantras, subtle radiation emitted from the eyes or gentle warmth from a touch on the forehead with the thumb. But the Sadguru is not limited to these means. Instead He can transfer His energy across continents and give Diksha through the medium of a photograph as well.
But Diksha cannot be had so easily as it seems. Firstly only when one’s good luck is running does one have the inclination to go in for spiritual initiation. Then secondly one has to find or come across a real Guru who can transform one’s life. And even if one does one has to devote oneself fully to benefit from the Diksha.
Diksha is the foundation of every kind of worship and penance, therefore a Sadhak must always avoid long methods and adopt the easy way. Receiving Diksha is such a way. A Guru who cannot grant Diksha is not fit to be a Guru, he is a fraud. An Ashram without the tradition of Diksha is just like a desert. Unless there is arrangement of transferring spiritual energy, it cannot be called an Ashram. A real Guru is the one who knows the methods of Diksha, because it is the only power which transfers knowledge and wisdom into the disciple. Even though he is sinful, he is freed from all bondages.
In fact Diksha is the greatest treasure, boon of life, basis of the fusion with Shiva and a system by which a human being transforms into Maheshwar. The Sadhak not only achieves divinity, but also gets Gurudev’s power.
First of all the Guru preaches about the original state of the disciple. In fact the disciple is full of faults and sins. He is totally impure. His soul is affected by all such shackles. As a result he comes under the influence of Maya, which is a barrier to his success in Sadhna and realisation of God. The Guru shows us that such kind of animal life is useless. The God has given us human form not to waste our life, but to know our potentialities. Only by wisdom can we understand how to make our life holy and sanctified. This wisdom itself is known as Diksha.
Can the Sadhaks given to pleasure make their lives pure?
Can people living in adverse circumstances free themselves from the bondages of attachment, pleasure and sin?
Can a person avoid doing undesirable deeds?
It is not at all possible for a normal person to avoid such things. He has to literally struggle for the achievement of worldly happiness. He cannot live on wild-berries in a jungle. It is his wish to perform pure Sadhnas and to be successful in them, even when he is living in adverse atmosphere.
He wants to make his ambition come true with the help of Sadhnas.
It is possible because whenever the disciple thinks about Sadhna, it is clear that he has respect for Gurudev, has faith in the energy of Mantra and the techniques of Tantra, and thus wants to place, their fused energy i.e. Yantra, in his house, so that his wealth and success increase.
I have already cleared that Diksha is the greatest boon of our life, a charity given by Guru which is useful in laying the foundation and upbringing of life.
Diksha is differentiated into three categories according to the Tantra scriptures:
1. Shambhvi Diksha
2. Shaakt Diksha
3. Mantri Diksha
But these Dikshas are only suitable for people who have devoted their lives to Tantra. Hence they cannot lead a family life.
The disciples should keep obtaining Dikshas in the same sequence as given in Shastras, because each Diksha helps in sanctifying a part of his soul and this must be continued until all of some specific Dikshas are obtained namely- The Ten Mahavidya Dikshas – including Kamala, Kali, Matangi and Tara etc. For accomplishing the Sadhnas of the Mahavidyas, obtaining their individual Dikshas is essential, because during the Diksha the Guru transfers to his disciple a part of his infinite divine powers which help in the awakening of the dormant Shakti (energy) in the disciple.
The more one devotes one self in the Guru after having had this Diksha the more benefit one gets of the immense divine powers of the Guru.
Then besides Guru Diksha the master can give many more Dikshas depending on what specific problem one faces in life or what sort of success one desires in life. Among some of such Dikshas are Lakshmi Diksha for wealth, Manokamna Poorti Diksha for fulfilment of wishes, Kundalini Jagran Diksha for spiritual upliftment and activation of Kundalini, Kayakalp Diksha for perfect health, Sheeghra Vivah Diksha for quick marriage, Sammohan Diksha for a hypnotic personality, Karya Safalta Diksha for success in some particular task, Sarva Baadha Nivarann Diksha for riddance from specific problems, Shatru Daman Diksha for victory over foes in disputes etc.
Thus it can be seen that there are Dikshas for all purposes and through them the Guru transfers a particular type of power which enables the disciple to overcome the very problem he faces.
The power transferred by the Guru also acts in another manner when it nullifies the evil effects of his past Karmas, bad stars or misfortune that are causing him or her trouble. And once this happens then not only is the problem easily solved rather one makes swift progress in life.
Besides Sadhanas for material gains there are Dikshas for the specific purpose of spiritual upliftment too. Such Dikshas ensure success in Sadhanas and Mantra rituals and could enable one to have the divine glimpse of one’s deity.
But this does not imply that once the disciple obtains Diksha, he should feel that now rest of the task, of soul awakening, is of the Guru and neither should he start to lead a life of indulgence. Just as a body is cleansed daily by taking a bath, the same way in order to cleanse the soul and to enlighten it, it is necessary to keep obtaining new Dikshas.
When a Guru feels that his disciple wants to get success in Sadhna through his continuous service for the Guru and he has also performed some Sadhna practices but due to certain reasons he is not getting success in his Sadhna.
The reason for his failure may be the influence of his previous life or he may be committing some kind of error during Sadhna or he may not have concentrated his mind thoroughly during Sadhna, necessary for success. In a nut shell this implies that the disciple is facing failure in his Sadhna due to some obscure reasons and his body has not yet attained as much spiritual strength as is essential for the achievement of success.
In that situation, a Guru with his kind grace imparts in his disciple, forcibly, some power of penance and spiritual strength assimilated in his own body so that the disciple is able to achieve full success or Siddhi in the field of Sadhna practices.
Shaktipaat Diksha is one of the most powerful forms of Diksha. The Guru through His gaze or by touch of His thumb on the Third Eye of a disciple activates certain points in this part which enable the latter to gain much in the area related to that particular point.
There are actually 32 subtle points on the spot known as the Third Eye on the forehead. 16 of these relate to spiritual accomplishments and 16 to material accomplishments. Very similarly there are 16 points of each in the Thumb of the Guru and by matching similar points in His thumb and on the forehead of the disciple Guru can activate all or some points and bestow specific benefits on the disciple by making some of His energy to flow into a specific point or points.
Only the Guru knows well which point has to be pressed in which way so as to help the disciple gain what he wishes to. This process is actually nothing but the Guru’s method of transmitting His divine energy through the Third Eye into specific centre’s on the Kundalini of the Sadhak. Every centre of the Kundalini has special powers and if even one capability is awakened it can prove enough to make a disciple uniquely successful in life.
Also although one should feel free to relate one’s problems openly to the Guru, yet it is always better to let the Guru decide which Diksha would suit one the best because a Guru can easily peer into the future and He would be more aware than the disciple how the latter should be equipped to tackle the current problem and those that might arise in the future.
Although Guru Diksha links one subtly to the Guru’s soul still from time to time one should personally meet the Guru even though one might not be facing any problem. And if the Guru suggests some Dikshas it means that He wishes to prepare you for some future eventuality. So never hesitate to take the Diksha even though at present you might not feel it to be necessary.
Without doubt Diksha is the greatest boon of life and through it one can not just fulfil one’s worldly wishes rather one could also attain divinity. Another very important purpose of Diksha is to ensure success in Sadhanas or Mantra rituals.
If one has had Diksha before one starts some Mantra or Tantra Sadhana then success becomes 99% assured, for the Guru takes upon Himself the responsibility of making one succeed. By putting in just 1% effort one could thus achieve success in a Sadhana amazingly fast.
The boons of Dikshas are limitless and one could go on enumerating them till ever. In short this is a quick, easy and unfailing path to success and glory in life provided of course one has unmoving faith in the Guru and His powers.
The Diksha is granted free of cost by Pujya Gurudev. The prayer expenses money goes towards charitable causes.
Guru Diksha is the initial, starting base. Special Diksha means that you can get your desires and wishes fulfilled through it – like getting rich, famous, popular, getting a good life partner, good children etc. In short whatever you wish for can be fulfilled only through special Diksha. However, taking Diksha once is not enough. One might need to take Dikshas again and again to achieve success, as each time, it will remove some past bad karmas and one might have a big stock of past bad karmas. It is preferable to take Diksha in person, but taking Diksha on a photograph also has some good effects. The scriptures have quoted many different Dikshas covering the variety of spheres in life. Different people, with different desires and wishes can take recourse to different types of initiation. Each Diksha has many stages. Some of these Dikshas are-
In reality it is only by good fate that a person is able to get Diksha, and he/she are initiated into a process of coming close to his Guru by obeying His instructions.
One should become the disciple of such Guru and get various Dikshas from Him so that the completeness of the soul and the life can be attained, which are the actual manifestations of the process of getting Diksha.