इष्ट क्रिय ISHTA K r i y a
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Siddhars made a science of exploring our unlimited nature. What does Siddha mean today?
Sadhana: gaining what is not yet gained. Accomplishing a relative goal. Anyone successful at sadhana is Siddha.
A sādhaka is one who seeks to accomplish something; he is the seeker. Sādhana is the means of accomplishing a particular goal. What is to be accomplished is sādhya. What is to be accomplished gives meaning and determines the means or sadhana. When the sādhaka has accomplished the sādhya, employing the sādhana, he is called a siddha.
Sadhana can be as simple as getting a newspaper at the store. Today our work is our sadhana. Staying on top of our game, putting food on the table, paying the rent or mortgage, while trying to maintain a secure, healthy, happy lifestyle and keep family relationships and marriage together.
Visiting the Siddha ashram in Kolliemalai Hills with Sri Lasri Sivananda Pulipani Pathira Swamigal. Where the ancient Rishis gave sadhana to their students sending them into the hills, sisyas would do the Kriya practices until the next auspicious moon when they'd meet with their gurus again to see if the practices were successful.
Kriya - the path to the pathless. Effortless wellbeing.
Having a clear prepared mind (adhikari), the goal of moksha, freedom and liberation from all pain and suffering in this very lifetime is possible.
To succeed at any sadhana requires a disciplined and clear mind.
As we age our body becomes sluggish and mind less responsive. Yet your body is your only tool to help you accomplish all your relative goals and objectives. Practicing Kriya Siddha Yoga helps you maintain your body's natural state of resilience. While asanas clear the toxins (Am) Kriya practices expand energy giving dimension to prana. Kriya enables the body's life force responsible for well being and healing to flourish. Building and expanding the body's subtle energy in the nadhis, forces the whole body system to come back to life.
Once the nadhi pathways are suddhi, purified through asana the next wave of yoga - Kriya - dynamically expanding and building the body's vitality begins. Through the power of Kriya the vital pranas merge and shakti becomes dynamic and powerful strengthening the connection between subtle body (the enjoyer) and the physical body. The body is the counter for enjoyment. A strong healthy body makes all enjoyment possible.
इष्ट माला ISHTA-MALA combined with the इष्ट क्रिय ISHTA Kriya practice by reversing the ageing of the body re-boots your body's immune system. Done daily the practice awakens swara in full force. Siva and Sakti - Siva Vasi (consciousness and energy), the two dynamic principles of power no longer seemingly separate come under our control. Once the swara comes under control accomplishing all your relative goals is easier. Depending on the desire, karma (action taken) and dharma (conscience) the more vitality and more power you have at your disposal the more successful and accomplished your actions become.
Without vitality and clarity, enjoyment is difficult and succeeding at anything is rare.
Sri Lasri Sivananda Pulipani Pathira Swamigal dynastic head of the Boghanathar Pulippani Siddha Parampei th lineage of Agustya Siddha and Boghanathar Siddha with Krishna the Astrologer. We were Visiting the Patanjali Samadhi. Sage Patanjali's Guru was Pulipanni Siddha, known in the north by his North Indian name Vyagrapadar, Patanjali did his Sadhana in Palani at Pulipani Siddha Ashramam.