Paramadvaita: Make God the Center of Your Life

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As the Ultimate of the ultimate Paramaśiva, … Paramaśiva’s ultimate manifestation — Caṇḍīśa Anugraha Mūrti, Pāśupata Anugraha Mūrti, Candraśekhara Mūrti, Garuḍatika Mūrti, Āpatuttāraṇa Mūrti, Gajandika Mūrti, Kirātar Mūrti, Cakradānasvarūpa Mūrti — I bless you all with Paramādvaita.

सर्वमङ्गल प्राप्तिरस्तु | सर्वैश्वर्य प्राप्तिरस्तु | सर्वानन्द प्राप्तिरस्तु

sarvamaṅgala prāptirastu | sarvaiśvarya prāptirastu | sarvānanda prāptirastu

All the Paramaśivoham Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 participants, … I give you all the powerful … boon of Living Advaita, and … initiation into powerful space of making your pain, sufferings, everything irrelevant.

Listen. Paramādvaita means… being in Oneness … during everything, … life, death, everything. Beautifully, Hanumān describes himself; he says, when he is in the body consciousness, that extra… extrovert like an external conscious, … when he is conscious of this external world, … he is in Dvaita. He feels God is his Lord and he is the devotee. When he is meditating … in Viśiṣṭādvaita space, he feels God is a vast … superconscious energy (Paramātma), and he is Jīvātma, eternally connected to Paramātma, radiating Paramātma’s quality. When he is in Nirvikalpa Samādhi, he is in ultimate Oneness (Advaita). Listen. When he has the external world consciousness, when he is conscious of the external world, … he says he is in Dvaita. He knows God is his Lord, and he is the servant. When he is in dhyāna (meditation), he is in Viśiṣṭādvaita; he knows the Lord (Paramātma) is everything. He is Jīvātma manifesting, radiating Paramātma and his qualities being part of Paramātma, being part and parcel of Paramātma. When he’s in Samādhi, he’s in Advaita (completely one with God), in ultimate Oneness. 

I tell you, all these three states put together and more is Paramādvaita. Paramādvaita is not excluding … Dvaita or Viśiṣṭādvaita. Paramādvaita is including and something more of Dvaita, Viśiṣṭādvaita, and Advaita. Fundamentally Paramādvaita is God-centric life. When you feel you are a devotee, again, God is the center. You are surrendered to Him. You are His devotee. If you feel He is Paramātma and you are just a manifestation of Him (Jīvātma), again, it becomes centered on Paramātma. And when you are in Oneness (Advaita), again, it is centered on the Parabrahma. Understand, … Dvaita, Viśiṣṭādvaita, Advaita — all these three put together, and something more is Paramādvaita. Experientially whether you are floating in Advaita, Viśiṣṭādvaita, or Dvaita, it’s okay. Experience is all that matters. Experientially if you are in Dvaita also, automatically, you will be sucked into Advaita when a when it is needed. Because even in Dvaita, when you are established centered on God, … it is not something low. So, … Dvaita, Viśiṣṭādvaita, Advaita, Śuddhādvaita — any of these, when it becomes experience, naturally one leads into another into another. And you experience Paramādvaita, and I tell you, sometimes even simultaneously and spontaneously and synergetically, you experience Paramādvaita, Śuddhādvaita, Advaita, Viśiṣṭādvaita and Dvaita! Don’t think these things are exclusive. It is inclusive. It is inclusive.

I’ll tell you a beautiful story. Today is Thiruvoodal Utsavam. Mahādeva and Parāśakti, they danced in Ānanda Tāṇḍava. The street where Nityānanda Janmabhūmi is in Tiruvaṇṇāmalai, where Paramaśiva took this manifestation … as Nityānanda Paramaśivam, that street name is Thiruvoodal Street. That street is named after today’s festival. Thiruvoodal means, … Paramaśiva and Parāśakti dancing in bliss in that kind of a slight … cute misunderstanding. It’s like Paramaśiva is demonstrating He himself is manifesting as Paramaśiva, and He himself is manifesting Paramaśivaśakti. And He is demonstrating extraordinarily cute … husband and wife relationships. Spice, understand? Any relationship if it is just sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet, … it may not be … absolutely honest. In any relationship, there will be little salt spice. Because in a relationship, you are always two. So there will be little … sweet, little salt, little spice, and all that. So Paramaśiva shows how He is Paramaśiva; He himself manifests as Paramaśivaśakti, and how He himself plays this relationship līlā, and how He himself shows the ultimate Oneness (Paramādvaita). It’s a very beautiful līlā for us to learn; understand, surely Mahādeva and Pārvatī did not have to fight. Don’t think they had a fight or misunderstanding or argument — no. They are trying to teach us the lesson of how … nature of the relationship … will have something sweet, salt, and spice, all together. It’s part of life! And, always learn to … realign and get back to evolve.

It’s a very beautiful incident. Mahādeva and Devī, they both start dancing in ānanda (bliss). Today, Uttarāyaṇa starts so Sūrya and all the Gods and goddesses come and worship Mahādeva. And, the Ānanda Tāṇḍava starts; Nandi starts playing his instrument, and Bhṛṅgī, Nandi, Bhṛṅgī, Nārada, all … are celebrating, enjoying the dance. And, suddenly, during the dance, the kuṇḍala, sundaravada of Mahādeva falls, dropped. So without stopping the dance, He picks up that sundaravada through His left leg and wears it, puts it in His ears. Devī can’t replicate this step being a woman. She has to maintain certain decency. So, She says: ‘How can You cross the Nāṭyaśāstra. The rules of the Nāṭyaśāstra, how can You violate the rules of the Nāṭyaśāstra?’ And Mahādeva says: ‘Ayy, we are just enjoying, celebrating. There’s nothing serious about it and we make the rules; what is there? It’s Ānanda Tāṇḍava.’ But Devī is not ready to accept that justification. And then, She brings all Her other complaints. ‘You do the same. This Bhṛṅgī.’ The Bhṛṅgī was there playing his instruments and enjoying. ‘See this fellow he never worships Me and he worships only You. You give him liberation. And, you are keeping My own sister Gaṅgā on your head. There is something between You and Gaṅgā, which is more than a devotee-Lord relationship.’ Mahādeva smiles and tries to explain: ‘Understand, You and Me are one and the same in essence, pure essence. I manifest as You and celebrate Ourselves, and this whole Universe.’ So finally, … Devī agrees, accepts the truth. And Mahādeva … resolves the issue and … they again become one, and start doing Ānanda Tāṇḍava. This whole thing is beautifully narrated as a celebration. So many relationship issues are resolved by Bhagavān directly through this incident and teachings. He explains very beautifully. Listen. ‘You claim exclusivity with Me, do not want Gaṅgā on My body. At that time, You used the logic You are one with Me; You are, You have exclusivity over Me and You are one! So You do not want Gaṅgā on My head. But when it comes to Bhṛṅgī, You should apply the same logic — ‘You are one with Me’ — so naturally if Bhṛṅgī worships Me, he worships You! Then why should You apply different logic — ‘when Bhṛṅgī worships only Me and not You?’ Devī wakes up to the truth. Dvaita, Viśiṣṭādvaita, Advaita — all these three are not exclusive. All these happens spontaneously, synergetically, and simultaneously in your being. She realizes it and gets into that space of Paramādvaita.

Understand, anyone who thinks Dvaita, Viśiṣṭādvaita, Advaita and Śuddhādvaita — all these are exclusive — ‘Oh, I am a Dvaitī. I will be Dvaitī forever.’ No. You can’t when you are, when you sit in an unclutched state, you will taste Advaita! Whether you want to name it or not, you will taste Advaita. Same way, you can’t say: ‘Oh, I am Advaitī.’ No! You can’t say: ‘Oh, I am Advaitī; I’ll do only Advaita and be in the Oneness.’ No. When you have the external world consciousness, you will be naturally … having the feeling and experience of God, and you being some way related to God, in Pañca Bhāva — Dāsa Bhāva, Sakha Bhāva, Madhura Bhāva, Vātsalya Bhāva. Any one of these Pañca Bhāvas. Mahābhāva. Any one. But you will experience Dvaita. Understand? Same way, when you meditate. At some time or point, you will experience the Paramātma (Cosmos) and you are Jīvātma, one with It, manifesting, radiating It. So, … Dvaita, Viśiṣṭādvaita, Advaita, Śuddhādvaita — all these are not exclusive experience of a seeker, of a person. Dvaita, Viśiṣṭādvaita, Advaita, Śuddhādvaita — all these are … experiences of the same seeker at various times. Actually at some times, it’ll be spontaneous, simultaneous, synergetic experience simultaneously! You will be feeling, experiencing Dvaita, Viśiṣṭādvaita, Śuddhādvaita, Advaita — all simultaneously! That is … Paramādvaita. Understand?

Recognizing … this truth: … Dvaita, Viśiṣṭādvaita, … Advaita, Śuddhādvaita — all happens in you spontaneously … and more is Paramādvaita. This great truth resolves all conflicts in your life. Today is the day Paramaśiva and Paramaśivaśakti resolve conflicts. Understand that. You should know it.  

Paramaśiva gives this knowledge … so Devī does not need to feel there is a conflict between Dvaita, Viśiṣṭādvaita, Advaita and Śuddhādvaita states. Her idea of exclusivity is centred on Dvaita. Her idea … the …  Bhṛṅgī has to worship her also, because She is one with Paramaśiva is centred on Advaita. And these two does not need to be in conflict … as all this happens simultaneously, spontaneously. Understand, … this is the true prasāda Paramaśiva gives to Paramaśivaśakti through this līlā Thiruvoodal. Very cute līlā through the dance — Ānanda Tāṇḍava. So all of you take this as a prasāda today. Cognize: do not allow the conflicts related to Dvaita, Viśiṣṭādvaita, Advaita, Śuddhādvaita in you. All these spontaneously happens in you. Simultaneously at the same time in your being, all these can manifest. Realizing that is Paramādvaita.  Realizing that is Paramādvaita. So this is the prasāda of Thiruvoodal — Mahādeva’s teaching to Paramaśivaśakti, … and giving Paramādvaita anubhūti to Mahāśivaśakti, giving Paramādvaita anubhūti to Paramaśivaśakti.

All of you meditate on this truth today. Your Dvaitic moments — deep devotion, feeling connection with Guru. And your Viśiṣṭādvaita moments — you experiencing Guru as Paramātma and you as Jīvātma, and Guru is radiating through you and power manifesting. Your Advaita — feeling, experiencing Oneness with Guru during unclutching, or initiations. All these, and more is Paramādvaita and it can happen in you simultaneously and spontaneously, synergetically. Enjoy all! Enjoy Dvaita. Enjoy Viśiṣṭādvaita. Enjoy Advaita. Enjoy Śuddhādvaita. Enjoying all these, knowing … that all these can happen in you simultaneously is Paramādvaita.

Sit with this truth. I’ll manifest the Paramādvaita in you all, and remove all conflicts, pains, sufferings, liberate all of you. Make all your pains, conflicts, oodal. Oodal means, misunderstanding. I’ll make all these irrelevant in your life. So, sit now. 

Oṃ Oṃ Oṃ

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