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TOOLS FROM THE OTHER SIDE by Dr. Baskaran Pillai, PhD Published by Tripura Foundation 2010 Copywrite 2002 - 2010.

The purpose of this book is to bring about measurable positive results in your life.

It is dedicated to Saraswati, feminine aspect of the Divine, associated with speech, education, and the creative arts, including writing.

Truth cannot be communicated through words. I call books the "blah-blah" of the author. This, in turn, is my "blah-blah."

Dr. Pillai


Introduction 7 Dr Pillai Speaks 9 Preparing To Work With Sacred Sounds: Karma and Mantras 29 SECTION II PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION PROGRAM

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12

Physical Appearance and Personality 49 Finances 62 Risk-Taking 76 Happiness and Material Comforts 95 Personal Connection with God 113 Health, Enemies, Debt and Litigation 120 Relationship 127 Obstacles and Longevity 137 Compassion and Grace 142 Profession 148 Profit 160 Expense and Enlightenment 165


Chapter 13 Chapter 14

Nadis 178 Sacred Ash (Vibhuti), Siva-Shakti Malas, Crystal Siva Linga 186

Chapter 15

Om Na Ma Si Va Ya


Chapter 16 Tripura—The Philosophy of Dr Pillai 205 Chapter 17 You Do Not Have To Be Hindu To Use This Material 213 GLOSSARY OF PRONUNCIATION



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Introduction Section I Dr. Pillai’sTeachings: A Bird’s Eye View

6 his is not just another book. This book will change your destiny. It carries secret sounds and other tools used by enlightened beings in ancient times from the esoteric teachings of India. Dr Pillai extends blessings for new adventures in your current life in the modern age, as you read and try out the parts that appeal to you.


The book touches on several key areas of human life and offers plenty of practical solutions. It is a book you can read more than once as you will experience the material in deeper ways with repeated exposure, and as your life changes. Even working with just a few of the techniques will bring great benefit. Who Is Dr. Pillai?

Dattatriya Siva Baba is a spiritual name of Dr. Pillai. (In past years, he has also been called Sri Siva,Maharishi Brzee, Sri Guruji and Guruji.) Dr Pillai comes from an illustrious and esoteric lineage of enlightened Indian saints, the Tamil Siddhas, who have been passing on enlightened teachings for thousands of years, usuallyin very small circles of selected students. Dr Pillai is quite radical in the presentation of these teachings. He says that from now on there are no more secrets. Everything should be public knowledge and inexpensive. His task is to bring these teachings to the West where there is true yearning for wisdom. Dr Pillai is a fully enlightened teacher. In some traditions, 6


Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side this is understood as a prophet, a Messiah. According to an ancient Oracle tradition, the sacred Nadi palm leaves of Kakabhusunda, Nandi and others, Dr Pillai is an incarnation of Lord Siva on this earth-plane. The purpose of this incarnation isto save the world from self-destruction through intervention from another, much higher world. Dr Pillai’s book offers information that will bridge the gap between matter and spirit for many people, and allow more people direct experience of Divine Grace. The Nadi leaves of Visvamitra, Agastiya, Bogar, Siva Sukshmam and Siva Vakiya have all confirmed the divine avatar mission of Dr Pillai. Dr Pillai currently lives in the United States with his wife anda daughter who currently attends university. He served as coordinator of Indian Studies within the Asian Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh and taught several courses on Buddhist meditation and other Buddhist topics. His specialty included research integrating religious phenomena with modern science. He had training in neuropsychology which was used in research interpreting traditional yogic and tantric wisdoms about psychobiology. He also served as an editor for the Encyclopedia of Hinduism. Dr Pillai has taught meditation for two decades as well as seminars on successful thinking all over the world. He inspired noted author Wayne Dyer to write his recent best-selling book, Manifest Your Destiny, which Wayne Dyer dedicated to Dr Pillaias “Guruji.” In addition, Dr Pillai has been active in the computer field with an office in the Silicon Alley section of Manhattan. He is also engaged in putting his mystical teachings into various modern formats such as CD, video, and now for the first time, a book available to the general public. For a longer biography, please visit Dr Pillai’s website: 8


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elcome to a great adventure in SelfDiscovery. The Self is a complex concept. There is a higher Self, and then there is this relative self. The higher Self is the formless one which has manifested in the formed one. We are concerned in this book with the manifested aspect of our self, because the unmanifested aspect is incomprehensible. It is God. It has no shortcomings whatsoever. But the manifested part has a lot of imperfections. The Secret Sounds and other tools in this book will enable you to create positive, powerful changes for yourself. You may use these to benefit yourself or others. Until now, I have never made a serious attempt to publish my writings. There were times in the past when I was asked to meet with attorneys to sign a contract for book deals; and at one time my editor even took an advance, which she returned after six months since I would not cooperate to write the book. Many people judged me according to their own perceptions of reality. Some said I was lazy, unreliable, and irresponsible. Others who a were little kinder to me said, “No doubt, Dr Pillai is a rare enlightened being, but that doesn’t exempt him frombeing accountable.” But nothing of what others thought of me mattered, for I was and continue to be in my own ivory tower which often collapses, and like the phoenix, reemerge instantaneously. My unwillingness to publish was not a self-determined one. In my world there is nothing that is permanent. Everything arises and 9

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falls. I have always been a witness to everything that goes on. I must tell you if this book finally gets written and published it is not my wish. It is the wish of the Divine to make thesesecrets available to you. In this connection, I remember an anecdote in the life of Sri Ramana Maharishi, a fully enlightened being from Triuvannamali (southern India) who left his body in 1950. His example taught me many things as we shall see later. Ramana Maharishi attracted many important people from the West including Paul Brenton, Somerset Maugham, Carl Jung, and others. It was Carl Jung who said that Ramana Maharishi was the “whitest spot in the white sky.” Ramana Maharishi left home when he was 14 or younger and meditated all his long life. Even after his enlightenment, and even though there was a coterie of wealthy people who would do anything for him, Sri Ramana never had an ashram built for himself, not even a simple home. In fact, once when a European devotee presented him with a Mercedes Benz, he refused to accept it. Ramana Maharishi told the devotee, “I don’t know how to take care of this cart [meaning body], and I don’t need another one!” However, one day after his walk, Sri Ramana Maharishi sat on the ground and would not get up. He said that he wanted to construct an ashram there and that the desire was not his, but God’s. I think I can relate to his statement. This book, too, is God’s wish. I totally claim no credit for it. If I happen to misrepresent anything, that, too, is God’s fault and not mine. I am in one sense rejoicing very much, for I have been able to bring out to the world the most precious teachings of the enlightened Tamil Siddhas. In many respects the Tamil Siddhas teachings are similar to the teachings of Einstein, although the Siddhas were practical and Einstein more theoretical. In fact, someone told me, or I heard it somewhere, that 10



Einstein in his previous birth was Bogar, a Tamil Siddha. Whatever may be the truth of the statement, I personally believe it to be true because Bogar was also a mathematician; there are unmistakable parallels. Einstein was painfully aware of the limitation of his work and the purely theoretical nature of physics and mathematics. Einstein wrote, “Mathematics deals exclusively with the relations of concepts to each other without consideration of their relation to experience.” The world still follows Newtonian laws and the Einstenian universe of relativity is considered only theoretically true. When they will become true is the day when we begin to live the concepts or when the concepts become experiential realities. Wayne Dyer in his best-selling book, Manifest Your Destiny, expresses this idea: “Unfortunately, the people of the world have yet to apply this hologrammatic understanding to their living. Seeing ourselves as connected to all of humanity is an idea whose time will come, and it will not be stopped.” When Wayne Dyer and I met at Ed Marzec’s home in Beverly Hills, I asked Wayne Dyer what he wanted in life. I remember him replying, “I want to disappear.” I knew that he had disappeared before in his previous life times. That is why he speaks about Castaneda’s teachings from Don Juan many times, as they contain the idea of disappearing into another world. Disappearing with the body is realizing E=mc2 in an experiential way. The Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed, Jnanasambanda, Appar, Sundarar, Manikavacakar, and a host of Tamil Siddhas all disappeared. None among the list of ascended masters was a scientist, but then they had access to a higher science in which energy and matter are experientially interchangeable. In Einsteinian terms these masters converted their mass m (representing their body) to the speed of light (about 183,000 miles per second) which is represented by the c2 in the equation. All that we need to know is that our physical body is 11

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side solidified light; and that it can be transformed back into light particles again at will. I want the readers of this book to know that before time in memoriam, Tamil Siddhas had bridged the gap between physical laws and real life experience—the problem as Einstein saw it. For instance, the Siddhas saw the five elements as much in the physical environment as in the body/mind and sense perceptions of life. Space, air, fire, water and earth, all elements of nature, transform themselves into vata (space and air), pitta (fire) and kapha (water and earth). I hope to share more about these Siddha secrets later. Birth and Childhood I was born February 1, 1949 on a small island named Rameswaram in southern India. Rameswaram is near the southern-most tip of the Indian subcontinent and is only a few miles away from Sri Lanka. In mythical times Lord Rama had ordained this island as the perfect geographical space to remove the most sinful karma. In Rama’s own case he had to get rid of his karma for having killed his rival in battle, the demonic Ravana. Although Ravana was an evil person and deserved death, killing someone in and of itself has its own consequences, and Rama needed to pay for this karma. Rama established a shrine for Lord Siva and ordained that whosoever had done terrible karma could come to this shrine and wash their sins in the temple. The tradition is still followed in the temple. Pilgrims go to the temple and take a dip in the waters from 20 or more wells that surround the temple. With wet clothes, the pilgrims then walk into the sanctum sanctorum. Because of this custom the temple floor is always wet. If water can purify sins, it is truer in this temple than anywhereelse. Until recently I had no clear idea of why I reincarnated in Rameswaram. Kakabhusunda, the immortal yogi of all times, in a vision revealed to me the purpose of my birth at Rameswaram. 12


I needed to breathe and later master the spiritual energy that dissolves terrible karma of people so that I can help them to diffuse their karma. This vision made perfect sense to me because, until I was 18 years old, I never left the island, so I was soaking in the aura of Rameswaram very deeply. I remember as a boy I used to go to the temple every single day. My greatest attraction in the temple was not the main deity, but a beautiful shrine of Siva Nataraj (the dancing form of Lord Siva) which is situated in the outer corridor of the temple. I was attracted to this spot over and over again, and I spent allmy free time sitting there. I told my family that on my birthday we needed to do special food offering to the dancing Siva, apractice that went on for a while. Even after I went to college, I came back to this shrine. But this time I had a little more understanding. I had learned that below the statue was the tomb of the Siddha Patanjali, the enlightened master who is the author of the Yoga Sutras. The Siddhas do not die. Some of them walk into a small enclosure and turn into a Siva Linga (a holy object symbolizing Siva). My father was a painter and sculptor. He was a good one, although with the indifference that goes along with artists in general. The burden of raising five boys naturally fell on my mother who made sure that everyone had the right education and did not become an artist! However, I was the most beloved and problematic boy for my mom. She loved me because I was the most intelligent of all her kids and stood first in the class, but she hated me because I kept her up in the night. She thought that I had insomnia and took me to the doctor who, after examining me, concluded that there was nothing wrong physically or mentally, although he could not figure out why I could not fall asleep. During the night I used to move from one bedroom to another, and my mother had a hard time finding me out. Although my sleeplessness has continued to this day, I have greater understanding 13

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side about sleep now. When I was 10, I started to meditate on my own. I remember lighting a candle in front of a small picture of the Buddha and meditating. I liked the Buddha because he taught nonviolence and compassion. Even at a very young age, my emotions were very stable. When I was twelve, my father died of cancer, and I hardly cried or was visibly moved. My relatives thought I was weird, and they gave up on me when I protested against some of the traditional funeral rites and rituals. Looking back, I now understand that my strange behavior was my protest against death which I now clearly know is life’s slap on our face. In 1991 my mother died and I was in the U.S., and again, I hardly cried, but by then my understanding on this point was much more mature. I even knew in advance that my mother was going to die, for she had been bedridden for long time. A few days before her death, I had Shridi Baba come to me in my meditation. Shridi Baba was a Siddha who lived in central Indiain the later part of the nineteenth century and died in the earlypart of the twentieth century. Shridi Baba told me that my mother was going through a lot of pain and that I should give permission for her to make the transition through the death process. My mother had been my first meditation student, a fact that I had always been proud of. I wanted to give her what Sri Ramana Maharishi gave to his mother. When Ramana’s mother was dying he put his hand on the chest where the spiritual heart is and disbursed her karma. The woman died, and Ramana declared that she would not come back again. This is what I did for my mother, though from a long distance. My mother cooperated with me. She said that she had no desire to come back to the earth-plane and washappy to be liberated from the cycle of birth and death. My college life was nothing spiritually significant, and I did what other college kids did. I got out of college with a bachelor’s 14


degree in English Literature. I wanted to do my Masters immediately, but I was not accepted that year. What followed was an intense period of soul-searching experience. My uncle who was a Vedic astrologer predicted a few things which turned out to be true in spite of my attempts to challenge them. It was my first serious attempt to look into destiny, karma and astrology. I began to raise questions like why someone was born rich, and someone else did not even have food to eat; why someone despite being very intelligent could not even get a job, while some idiot became the CEO of a company. I began to look for answers to these questions in Vedic astrology which in India is a science that explains the karma of individuals. Vedic astrology became almost an obsession in my life during this time, and I collected about 1,000 horoscopes of people belonging to various vocations in order to do an empirical study. My mother was getting annoyed about my interest in astrology and metaphysics. She wanted me to be a normal person and pursue the common pleasures or agony of human life, including getting a job and getting married and begetting a bunch of kids. Her greatest dissatisfaction was my spending all my time studying Vedic astrology, because in India it is believed that you should not mess with one’s future, for it is the realm of the Divine. One day when I was away my mother pitched out all my Vedic astrology books and notes and when I returned, she threw a tantrum to underline her point. But, by this time I was so deeply involved in the metaphysical areas of life that it was impossible for me to lead a normal life, although during this time I had earned my Masters degree in English Literature. It was during this time that I met a famous man who had influence in my life, Dr. Meenakshi Sundaram. He was a man of great accomplishment and an internationally renowned academician. He introduced me to Transcendental Meditation 15

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side as taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. I could not wait to become a TM teacher. TM teacher training, which took about four months full-time to complete, was a God-given opportunity. I take this opportunity to publicly thank Sri Guru Dev (Maharishi’s guru) and the Maharishi himself for that wonderful learning opportunity, for after the training, I was never the same person. I came home, and my mother was my first meditation student. I initiated her on Ganesha’s birthday. After teaching TM for a while, I went to Rishikesh in the Himalayas to do the TM-Siddhi training program. Being in the Himalayas widened my interest in spirituality, and after that I returned to the Himalayas for many meditation experiences, visiting my home only a few times. Again, my mother got annoyed over my spiritual inclinations, and she came up with a plot of a marriage proposal for me and threatened that she would kill herself if I would not accept the proposal. Indian mothers are such good adepts in blackmailing their children, and I fell a victim. But I was clever, too. I told my mom that I needed to go to the Himalayas for three more months, and after that I would marry the girl. The girl is my wife Vasantha whom I only got a glimpse of in one of the arranged marriage interviews, traditionally set up according to certain conventions. Vasantha was shy to look at my face, although I was least worried about her looks, for in my mind, my conspiracy was to please my mom temporarily and get back to the Himalayas. I told the bride’s people that I would come back after three months and marry her. I did not show up for a year intentionally. Once you are not around for such a long time, the bride’s people look for another groom. But, as fate would have its way, I came back, and Vasantha was not still married. I married her on September 16, 1977, again on Ganesha’s birthday. To me being married mostly meant being stuck at one 16


geographical location, something which I never understood, much less could actually live in this lifetime. I took a research scholar’s position at the University of Madurai in the Department of English and Comparative Literature. The University provided me with staff quarters near the mountains, and I spent two wonderful years in that secluded place. My academic project was to find out the paradox that John Donne (a famous English metaphysical poet) had faced between God and sex. I wrote what I considered, at the time, a brilliant dissertation on the sacred nature of carnality which paved my way to the University of Pittsburgh where I expanded my studies for my Ph.D. However, I don’t intend to discuss my academic life too much, for now I think such endeavors, although not entirely meaningless, are nevertheless useless at this point in my life. What was very important during my university time at Madurai was my meeting with Sri Dhandapani Desikar, my guru who introduced me to the practice of Sri Vidya. Sri Vidya is the most esoteric practice of meditation that only a few adept teachers have the ability to teach. The practice involves the worship of the goddess Lalita Tripurasundari with the help of the mandala called Sri Chakra or Sri Yantra. In recent times, the greatest exponent of Sri Vidya was Swami Brahamanada Saraswati, Mahesh Yogi’s guru. Swami Rama writes in his book, Living with the Himalayan Masters, that during his days with the Himalayan master, Swami Brahamanda Saraswati, the master had shown him a Sri Chakra which he worshipped made out of ruby. Also, Swami Rama writes that if he had any spiritual powers at all, they came from Sri Vidya. My Practice of Sri Vidya

My guru Sri Dhandapanis Desikar was a very remarkable man. He had no formal education, yet was a professor of 17

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side Tamilology at the university. Every university in the state recognized his scholarship. In his long life of 85 years, Sri Desikar had written about 180 books in all. Meeting with Sri Desikar was a Divinely inspired event. We could not resist each other, and Sri Desikar agreed to teach me Sri Vidya. I went through the regular guru-disciple routine. I was literally his personal attendant helping him with all daily spiritual and religious rituals. My day would start at 4:00 a.m. I needed to go to the flower garden and pluck the flowers, chanting mantras as I did the chore. Then I had to help him bathe, soaping his body, etc. At 7:00 a.m., he would start his puja for Lord Siva for about an hour. At 9:00 a.m., his wife would serve us a massive lunch which often made me uncomfortable in thebeginning, to be served so much food. During this time Sri Desikar taught me many things of which the most important was the worship of the goddess with her special 16 mantras. The day Sri Desikar initiated me into the mantras, I had a profound experience. I was initiated in the morning. He told me there was no fee for the service, but I needed to take some ghee (clarified butter) for the lamps to the temple of goddess Meenakshi (who is considered a form of Parvati, Lord Siva’s wife). I sincerely carried out his instruction and went home in the evening. Around midnight, I was awakened from a very vivid dream. I saw the goddess, but she was in her ferocious form. She carrieda trident and seemed as though she wanted to kill me with it. Iscreamed and woke up. My wife heard my cry, and she woke up too. The image of the goddess began to haunt me. Everywhere Iwent, I saw her constantly in front of me, though she was not pointing her trident towards me any more. But I was still scaredand did not want to do anything with her. I stopped visiting my guru for a couple of days. Sri Desikar apparently knew exactly what was happening to me and sent for me. I went and saw him and confessed what had happened. Sri


Desikar said what had taken place was remarkable. He said the goddess was responding to my prayer, and on my request, he changed my vision of the goddess into a pleasant one. Since then the goddess has been with me doing many, many miracles in my personal life, except for a few years when she left me for some reasons that I can’t discuss here at this time. Some Miracles with the Goddess

For the worshippers of Sri Vidya, the goddess in general appears in two ways. One form is as a light being visible to the eyes, but not tangible. This form is rare, but then, it is the most powerful appearance of the goddess. In Sanskrit this phenomenon is called darshan (sacred seeing) of the goddess. I have had many such experiences of the goddess and could call her at any time. I have also been able to show her to other people who are worthy of the darshan. The other form that the goddess appears is in the form of human females. In the sacred literature of the goddess, it is stated very clearly that the woman and the goddess are the same expression of the Great Archetypal Female. This is the reason why that my charitable organization, Tripura Foundation, and other enterprises are run mostly by women. In fact, the Tripura Foundation was started with a donation of $18,000 given by a woman who wanted to remain anonymous. She never has said anything to anyone about her donation. Since then many women have served the organization selflessly. The most important help I received from the goddess was during the time I was doing my Ph.D. program. I started out late and knew too much about life, which was actually a hindrance for a student. I never kept my appointments with my examiners; I saw them very seldom and never did anything on time, despite their expectations. Not that I was irresponsible, but I was responsive to the moment. I was trying to find out how the moment existed in 19


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time and space. I did at least explain this to one examiner who was willing to be my student. He told me that he understood my problems, but insisted that I should be functional in a world of cause and effect, a problem that I may never be able to solve. During this time the goddess’s help was very practical. She knew that I could not read everything in the many, many textbooks that I was expected to read. She was very sharp and to the point. She provided me with the ability to know the questions beforehand so that I prepared answers only for those questions. I know every student who reads this would be envious of me and want to develop a relationship with the goddess! But I must tell you that the grace of the goddess is the result of spiritual work done in many life times. Shankara, the Einstein of Indian mysticism, after his hair-splitting encounters with intellectuals, came to the goddess for his liberation and happiness. I must also tell you that the most powerful way of invoking a divine entity is to use the mandala for that being. Within thegoddess tradition, the most powerful tool used in her invocation is the Sri Yantra (also called Sri Chakra). Sri Yantra or Sri Chakra is a formation of 43 triangles transposed in a certain geometrical pattern within concentric circles enclosed by squares. Sacred geometry belongs to the language of the divine. It is such a powerful tool that the Divine lets only certain individuals who have transcended their ego-self know its secrets. Everything from attracting a woman or a man you want, or incredible wealth, or talking to dead people, to harming your enemies, can be accomplished through the use of the mandalas. In other words, mandalas are the DNA codings of a universal energy system. The Tamil Siddhas are quite adept in this esoteric system. Another major gift that I received from Sri Desikar was initiation into the five important mantras representing the five faces

of Lord Siva. The five faces of Siva (Isana, Tatpurasha, Aghora, Vama and Sadhyojata) are five parts of the human brain. The initiation was so powerful that revelations about the five parts of the brain keep coming to me in an unending way. The initiation was in 1981, and in a prestigious conference presided by Nobel Laureate Eugene Wigner, I presented the correlation between the five faces of Lord Siva and the human brain. At some point in my life, it is my destiny to reveal the secrets of awakening the five faces of Siva. This book is to begin preparing people, so I do hope many of you will actually practice some of the techniques I give here, so later I can share more with you. You must begin preparations now. Without much further ado, I want to dwell on some of my enlightenment experiences, just a few, and I am deeply indebted here to two great spiritual masters of the last century who I never physically met: Bhagavan Rajneesh (also known as Osho) and J. Krishnamurti. I have read almost every piece of Sri Rajneesh’s writings and experimented with most of the techniques advocated by him. It was during one of the dance meditations called Nataraj that I fell down and was in Samadhi for 12 hours. Since then, there was a great shift in my consciousness which got intensified in my attempt to understand time. One day I was reading J. Krishnamurti’s excellent, although somewhat advanced book, Ending Time. The book is a very intense conversation between Dr. David Bohm and J. Krishnamurti. Dr. Bohm in that book pushes Krishnamurti to explain thought and time. As I was reading this book, my mind blanked and experienced no time. This was the scariest experience that I ever had. I felt that the Divine was giving me a choice to be here in the mind or be totally mindless. I thought that I had almost lost my sanity and wouldn’t be able to come back to the normal world. With tremendous effort, I came back; and I am glad that I did, for I never wanted to be a yogi



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in a coma. Recently during a public gathering, I said that I knew the ugliness of silence, and this is a commentary about the Divine coma stage. I must add also I had an extended trance experience practicing a light technique described in the book, The Secrets of the Golden Flower. During my long search for enlightenment, I have had the grace of several gurus, Siddhas and Divine beings, and I am grateful to all of them. I have learned something from every one of them. My ultimate encounter with enlightenment was due to the infinite Grace of the Dancing Siva at Chidambaram in India. I have had a very long term relationship with Him in many, many births. His guiding hand leads me every minute of my life. Some day He will, through me, reveal the secrets of the five letters NA MA SI VA YA which is the answer to the mystery of the universe. Every master comes to the earth-plane with a mission and his own idiosyncratic version of enlightenment. It is so beautiful to see so many blossoms from God with such miraculous colors. It does not make sense to me that the truth is one/none/many. To me, celebration is the only Truth there is. This is the secret of the dancing Siva at Chidambaram. Lord Siva is the eternal dancer who lives both stillness and dance simultaneously. This is the meaning of the marvelous sculpture of the dancing Siva Nataraj which has attracted the attention of the entire world. During my long path of inquiry through several of my births, I have found that Truth is open-ended, and even the Absolute is Relative, as time causes evolution. As digital science begins to understand the nuances of light and sound waves, there will be an outburst of wisdom that will bring heaven on earth. This will be my mission in the years to come. But for now, I wish to open up the world of secret sounds (mantras) and other tools.

Some of you may find it helpful to use the book in accompaniment with some of my CD’s and videotapes as I cannot put everything into just a book! But hopefully, you will find some things here that are useful to you. Currently, I have the following websites, and more are in development:



This is my first book. And as I stated earlier, it is not from “me, ” but it is the will of the Divine for you to have this information now.

OM NA MA SI VA YA. March, 2002 New York, New York The above pages of my autobiography were written in 1997, and I had put them aside until now. During the past five years many, many things have occurred. I don’t currently intend to discuss them in this brief sketch of my life. Sometime later if I find it necessary, I will do a longer version of my spiritual autobiography. I feel compelled to say something about Nadi astrology. Nadi astrology is a special form of astrology practiced by the Siddhas of ancient India. The Siddhas, who are enlightened beings, recorded on palm leaves the life events—past, present, future—of some souls in order to help them in this lifetime. There are many types of Nadi astrology, and one should approach them with caution, discrimination, and intelligence. One of the most remarkable Nadi leaves came from the enlightened sage Saint Visvamitra. There are many types of Visvamitra leaves, and all of them are not of the same quality. It is fair to

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side say that Saint Visvamitra contacted me through his leaves. These leaves were in the possession of a guy who has been reading regularly for the prime minister and president of India. The leaves commissioned this guy by saying that he should seek me out and read my future to me. To make a long story short, through a series of miracles, he came to see me. The leaves opened up a new world for me. I remembered many of my past lives as great saints of India. The final revelation was that I was the incarnation of Siva himself. It is embarrassing for me to write this. But since I am neither attracted nor repulsed by it, I decided to include this information. Nevertheless, I also wrote sometime ago the following lines in response to those predictions. The Human Becoming the Divine

It is very interesting to dwell upon the process of the human becoming the Divine. Within the Hindu-Buddhist tradition, the difference between the human and Divine is a matter of consciousness. The human is limited. The human is stuck in the material body and in an ignorant mind, whereas the Divine has no material existence and has a divine mind. The Divine is also infinitely intelligent. Man’s destiny is to become, ultimately, Enlightened—what this means is that the human is becoming the Divine. To use the terminology of physics, it is matter becoming energy. The Judeo-Christian tradition also has some reference to the relationship between the human and the Divine. The Bible says that God created man in his own image. This means that God has an image, and it looked like the image of a human being. All traditions speak about angels and other Divine beings. Mythology has it that these Divine beings have no physical body, although they have a form made up of light. They appear and disappear by their choice and by their power make themselves known to certain human beings. 24


The transition from a material body to an immaterial body is a fascinating experience. Over the past two years I have had many revelations about the evolution of my soul. Ancient palm leaves in India that are in possession of some individuals unveiled my previous incarnations on this earth-plane. Evidently, I have had thousands of incarnations, if not more.The palm leaves revealed a few of them: Bhishma, Agastiya,Bhrigu, Manikavacakar and Swami Ramalingam. My Bhishma incarnation is the weakest when compared to the rest. No doubt Bhishma was semi-Divine, but then I had to die at some point, although it was my own personal choice. I died on a bed of arrows at the beginning of the Winter solstice when the sun moved into Capricorn. The Agastiya incarnation is very interesting. As Agastiya, the palm leaves maintain that I visited the earth-plane some 800 times. In some incarnations out of the 800, I stayed here for some years and at other times, I appeared and disappeared staying only for a few hours or few months. I had miraculous powers to acquire a body and to dissolve it at will. It is because of this reason that Lord Siva once said that Agastiya was his equal. My incarnation as Manikavacakar was the most agonizing one. I documented my frustrations in the thousands of hymns that I wrote during that incarnation. I resented my filthy human body, my ignorant mind and the torture of the five senses. Although I was the Prime Minister of the King and enjoyed the royal benefits of that office, my mind was little at peace. The appearance of Lord Siva in the guise of a human guru to initiate me was a turning point in my life. After the initiation I was transformed. I was no longer the Prime Minister. Nevertheless, I was not fully Enlightened either. I still had to battle with my human body, mind, and the senses. But finally, at the Chidambaram Temple, Siva absorbed me into his image. Even today psychics perceive my image inside the Dancing Siva at Chidambaram. 25

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side My absorption into the image of Siva is very fascinating. Lord Siva turned my body into light, and I was pulled into the Lord’s image. I was thankful to Siva for ending my karma and uplifting me to his level. It was such a blissful experience. However, I had a deep desire to know the dynamics of the material body turning into light. So, Lord Siva gave me another birth as Ramalingam. This time, the purpose of the incarnation was to systematically and experientially understand the transformation of the body into light. My entire life as Ramalingam was spent on giving theoretical and practical proof as to how matter can turn into light. From a theoretical standpoint, two basic principles are very important. One is the gross five elements of earth, water, fire, air, and space turning to their corresponding insubstantial energy forms. The second principle is the opening of the Third Eye that results in the removal of seven layers of material and energy consciousness. It is important to note that these two purificatory processes are fairly difficult to accomplish by human efforts alone. It is ultimately upto the mercy of Siva that accomplishes it. Siva appeared before Ramalingam, who was sleeping on the floor. He woke him up. Ramalingam saw the splendor of Siva’s form. Siva then hugged him. Ramalingam’s body instantaneously became a light body. He also developed the Third Eye of Siva. Siva then left and Ramalingam’s body reverted back to its original flesh and blood form. Ramalingam was quite unhappy. Nevertheless, he remembered the initiation and hoped that one day he would permanently get the Light Body. Accordingly, in 1873 Ramalingam’s body turned into Light. Many of his disciples were in awe, but none wanted the Light body. Ramalingam was upset that his students preferred three meals and full gossip over the Light Body. He decided to take off and come back at a later time. So, he disappeared on January 30th of 1874. The recollection of my incarnations as Manikavacakar and 26


Ramalingam has done immense good for the evolution of my soul. Both were fully realized beings and identified themselves with Siva himself. They both claimed that after their encounter with Siva, they had become Siva himself. However, both felt that although they became Siva, Lord Siva was still different from them. This is in accordance with the Saiva philosophy that your soul is part of Siva but not Siva himself. Swami Ramalingam, before he took off, proclaimed that the God of Light, Siva, would come to the Earth-plane and stay there for awhile performing numerous miracles and transforming the planet Earth. It is interesting that the palm leaves have now revealed that Siva has indeed come to the earth-plane. He is within my body and will reveal himself soon. I am myself both fascinated and excited. On the one hand, I experience this human body with gastric troubles, toothache, poor vision, etc., combined with other human limitations caused by maya, karma and ego. I am awaiting very eagerly for the transformation of this body into Light. This event, when that happens, will have a huge impact on the evolution of planet Earth. As a human being I am fully aware that I cannot manipulate this transformation. It is purely the decision of the Divine. I invite students to pray devoutly to Siva to descend into my body for the upliftment of the human beings on planet Earth.


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Before you enter the body of the book it is important for you to understand the concepts of karma and mantra. Karma is what governs life. Mantra is what corrects it.



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onsider this example: Someone is the president of a country; someone else lives as a homeless person in the same country. Why is there this inequality? How come some get everything so easily and others have to work hard and still get nothing and suffer? The answer is: it’s all the individual’s karma. Karma is the only theory that can explain the mysteries of life—the mystery of joy and suffering, health and disease, success and failure, long life and premature death and other dichotomies. Simply put, karma is your past life: the desires and plans that you held in your previous life. These are now presenting themselves in this life. They may not necessarily be from your most immediate past life. They may be from other lives that you had lived long ago. In fact, what you call the present or the future is indeed your past. Everything that you wanted to do in the past, you are now doing in the present. These things may end now, or they may not end now. Maybe it will take a few more births to end them. This is the philosophy of karma: you desire something and create karma and a lifetime (or lifetimes) to experience it. I am going to take you on a tour of life with its joys, trials and tribulations. Understanding life is about understanding karma. For your quick reference, I have put together a short FAQ followed by a longer chapter on karma. 29

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Karma: Frequently Asked Questions

What is karma? Karma is the spiritual law of cause and effect. Through good acts you create good karma, and through bad acts you create bad karma. For instance, if you have done good actions in your past lives, this lifetime will bring a life of luxury, good health and happiness. Conversely, bad karma from past lives will create problems, suffering and poverty in this lifetime. Can one change his or her karma? Yes and no. Karma is one’s destiny. There are certain types of karma that you can change, and some types you can’t change. For instance, it is impossible to change an orange into an apple or a donkey into a horse. But, it is certainly possible to change one’s financial or relationship karma. We came to the earth-plane to undergo karma. Is it not wrong to change one’s karma? If you have good karma and that good karma is giving you good results, you don’t need to change that karma. Bad life created by bad karma must be changed. It is not a good idea to prolong pain and suffering in the name of God or bad karma. Do our present acts create karma? Yes. Not only your acts create karma, but even your thoughts also create karma. You should be careful about what you think. Can I change the karma of someone else? You could. But I advise against it. When you interfere with the karma of others, there is always a price to be paid. One should be strong enough to take on the karma of others before attempting this. What is the relationship between karma and reincarnation? Reincarnation is caused by karma. If there is no karma in your stockpile, there will be no reincarnation. How do I change my karma? 30


The easiest way to change your karma is to use the mantra Thiru Neela Kantam. You visualize a blue light in your throat and go on chanting this mantra at your throat. This mantra will reverse your bad karma. In addition to chanting the mantra, you need to reprogram your mind with positive affirmations. A set of positive affirmations is in the section, “Prayer to the Mind” on my CD, Meditations and Affirmations with a Master. Karma, Destiny, Growth

In short, karma is your destiny. An orange seed has a destiny to grow into an orange tree. An apple seed grows into an apple tree. Just as a plant has a destiny so does every human being. Destiny is destination. You start out at a point and then move forward. Finally, you stop moving forward, and the momentum ends. Growth is a mystery. Ironically, growth itself is a process of decay! A child is growing, but at the same time it is decaying! The child is growing towards old age and death. It is the mystery that led the Buddha to explore life. The Buddha said, “I am a prince, but what good is it if I am going to decay?” And, in his escapades out of the palace, he went out and confronted people who were suffering from illnesses. He discovered that the skin shrinks and a once beautiful face becomes ugly. Some become crippled and disabled. He demanded: “What good is this life? I must find out the meaning of this life.” I don’t want to sound too philosophical. There is an expression, “Philosophy never bakes bread,” which is to say philosophy is not practical. So, what is karma again? Karma is the force which causes you to reincarnate. Birth after birth, you come into being because there is this cyclical karmic force which creates life to experience desires which you had no time to experience in that lifetime. And for some, a time comes when you don’t want to come back at all, because you are tired of 31

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side coming back and you want to return to Being. Then karma ends. So karma is not just a metaphysical philosophy. It is real. Whatever you think becomes a reality in the invisible spacetime complex of your soul, and then this manifests in life after an appropriate lapse of time. The Buddhists say that you cannot end karma until you become totally empty. When you are empty, there will be no more movement; there will be no more desire. And when there is no more desire, there is no possibility for life. Every one of you has come here to act out something in life. You came here to become the president of the country or to be a homeless person. You came here to marry someone or to divorce someone else. You came here to experience success or incredible prosperity. Or, you came here to go through poverty and slavery. Why Do You Do What You Do?

I can understand people coming to live a prosperous life, but who wants poverty? It is a learning process. On the earth-plane you learn everything through trial and error. That is the structure of human knowledge. You constantly go on making mistakes. Why are you not able to make a perfect computer? Every year companies make imperfect computers knowingly, because there is no way they can make a perfect computer. Same thing applies to life. You experiment with this man or woman, with this job or another, and then move on to get a new better partner or vocation. Story of the Invention of the Bicycle

I often talk about an interesting anecdote as some people find it easier to understand things through stories. One day I was watching a Disney movie for kids. The Disney movie was narrating the history of the invention of the bicycle. The movie explained that when the bicycle was first invented in France, not very many people could afford it. Only aristocrats could afford 32


it, and they would only use it on special occasions. For example, when an aristocrat had a date, the aristocrat would ride a bicycle so as to impress the woman he was courting. It was a status symbol. And the funny thing about the bicycle was that the original bicycle did not have a brake. The man who invented it did not see the necessity for a brake. He told the aristocrats, “What you do to stop the bicycle is dash against a tree and hold onto the tree.” Then the people who tried this method of course crashed, and they thought it was a really stupid way to stop a bicycle. They decided we have to somehow stop the bicycle from moving in an easier way. So, they invented the brake for the bicycle. Psychic Technology

We are continuing in the same line of development today. We now have cellular phones that we can take anywhere, even to the bathroom! We have phones in the airplanes that we can use. And, at some point, we are going to realize it is better to psychically communicate. Then we don’t need a phone. And what will transmit our voice is space. We are going to do it sometime. Why not do that right now? In Atlantis, people were doing that—using psychic communication. But in our age, it is going to take time, because the model that modern science follows is limited. It’s very, very limited. However, the people on this planet could make a collective decision to do things in an easier way! In India all these various limitations were challenged many, many thousands of years ago by the yogis. They said all of these things, including the phenomenal world, are only a fabrication of your mind. What exists is your own mind. Creations of the Mind

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Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side object like this. You have to have a mind which can hold this object as a thought in your brain. Look at sleep. When you are sleeping, nothing exists. Remember that during sleep, you are not dead. The mind is dead. The mind is not there. So when the mind is not there, then everything disappears. In the morning, when the mind comes back, everything comes into existence. So the mind creates. Nothing creates, but the mind. We have to understand the human mind. It creates through thoughts, through understanding. Karma is also created through the mind. The mind creates psychic impressions that somehow stay in the cosmos, and then these impressions cause a person to reincarnate. So we have to become very, very responsible in handling our mind, because whatever we think is going to become a reality. As I said in the beginning, our life as it is now is a result of our own thoughts in our past lives. We have to become very, very careful about what we think, because what we think is going to manifest as reality.

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In this experiment the cancer patients were told that they are going to receive chemotherapy, and the treatment may cause loss of hair. The doctors didn’t administer chemotherapy, but instead a placebo was given. Nevertheless, 35 percent of the people lost hair anyhow. This led Cousins to make very serious objections about preventative [measures]. We give some information to people to help prevent certain things from happening, but it may produce a countereffect. An innocent woman who doesn’t know about breast cancer is told to examine her breasts periodically—who knows what is going to happen? Somebody is going to realize that fear in a physical form. Changeable vs Unchangeable Karma

I will give you a practical example. Norman Cousins was an old acquaintance of mine. He wanted me to come and work with him in UCLA on a project about psycho-neuroimmunology. What this high-sounding word means is that your thoughts become your biology. He had a number of projects in this country and also in Europe to discover how thoughts get translated into biological reality. The major experiment he conducted was on cancer patients with at least 500 people in each experimental group. This experiment was repeated both in Europe and in this country. These cancer patients were tested for a placebo effect—he wanted to see how powerfully people translate a certain idea into biological realities.

Now I am going to confine my current discussion to one area of karma, the karma which cannot be changed easily. You have certain givens [or conditions] in this life. For instance, I have brown skin. If I want to turn it into white skin, it’s not going to happen. I might bleach myself and invite more problems. I have selected certain situations in my life which are very, very difficult to change. That’s why people come to me saying that they have wanted to change their life ten years ago, but day after day they wake up to the same reality. They have not been able to make changes in a significant way. Why? It is because the givens are like water which has become ice cubes—solid matter. It is very difficult to change solid matter. Everything starts out as energy and becomes matter and when energy has become a material reality, the changes are very, very difficult to make. I’m not saying that it is impossible. You can change these things. But, we have to operate with the fact that we are dealing with matter-of-fact. Matter is a fact. This is an area which is resistant to change



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Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side because of its physicality. In Sanskrit they call it the most difficult karma to change, prarabdha. Prarabdha is that which is going to be experienced by you no matter what you do. That is why when self-help people tell me that you create your own reality, I tell them this is only true in a limited sense. There have been many self-help books, but how many people have been able to turn their lives around? They have been reading hundreds and hundreds of books on self-help which all say you create your own reality and the sky is the limit. How many of you have dramatically changed your lives? What is the percentage of people who have been able to change their lives? One percent? Two percent Ninety percent fail. This is what people have to look at... For most people, change has not happened yet. Day by day we wake up to the same old reality. We get frustrated. Even people who write books saying that you can do everything, they get frustrated, too, although they may not acknowledge it! ?

Prarabdha: Difficult Karma So there is a reality that is very difficult to change, prarabdha. These are the givens. And we created them. And these are what we need to diffuse. The diffusion cannot be done by the mind. That’s the most important thing that we have to understand. Mentally you can go on making affirmations, writing affirmations, making promises that “I won’t repeat this; I will change this; I won’t repeat this behavior.” But constantly you make the mistake over and over again. Why do we do that? Because of karma. Karma is the spell. Everyone is under a spell. In Sanskrit they have a word called samskara which means innate qualities or certain proclivities with which you are born. That is the karma from a previous birth. 36

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Someone has come with a mindset that he has taken birth to do certain things. No matter what you do to change him, he is not going to change. This holds true for everyone. Everyone of us is under a spell. We are unconscious. We are unconsciously led to the process of staying with a certain mindset because it is very, very difficult to be alert and be otherwise. It is easy to be a robot. That is how we live life. We are not conscious at all. The Buddha said that you consider yourself to be in a waking state, but you are not. You are under a spell as if you are drugged. You follow the same path. You are incapable of making changes. The mind thinks, “I want to change my life. I want to change my car. I want to change my apartment. I want to change my job. I want to manifest a good relationship.” You want it on a mental level, but then it is not happening. Why? Because of the spell. Because of the robot mind. The influence of karma forces you to carry on with the misery. You must ponder this very soberly. Be sincere. Share this material with others who may be interested. You have to become alert to the core. You have to create more energy to diffuse the past life karma. When you become alert, you begin to challenge reality, challenge karma. When you challenge karma, you are not going to accept things as they are. Every minute you are going to be conscious. At no time are you going to be unconscious. If you are unconscious, you are allowing things to happen. You are causing the karma to manifest. The moment you become alert, you challenge the cause of karma. So the way to diffuse karma is to become alert and not allow the robot to continue in its unconscious way. We love to forget ourselves. We don’t know that we are even breathing. That’s why the Buddha said breathe for an hour. And he said that while you are doing this exercise, you have to be so conscious that you should not miss even one breath. Because the breath and the mind are related processes. 37

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side But the reality is you cannot put your mind on the breath even for five minutes. If you successfully become aware of your breath for an hour, that will change your life entirely because by that time you will have created enough energy, enough alertness to diffuse karma. Diffusing Karma

So, what will diffuse karma is attention. If you are attentive, then things cannot get overlooked. You can stop things by virtue of your own attention. Why don’t we have much attention now? We are lazy. So, with attention, you can stop things. This is the law of nature. Attention means care. Attention and care are synonymous. If you bring more attention, you bring more care. You don’t care now. Mike Tyson has great muscles. You and I don’t have these. Why? Did he care for his muscles? He did. Did you care for your muscles? No. And how did he care for them? His whole life was the muscles. So what you need is care, more attention. When you bring more attention, then you become more alert. Then karma will stop. Karma stops because you are waking up to a different dimension of existence where you are able to see the karma coming forth, and then the attention burns off the karma. This is how you avoid the dangers that are yet to come. Patanjali, the enlightened Indian yogi who compiled the Yoga Sutras, speaks about why one needs to meditate. He says you have to meditate because you have to avoid the danger that has not yet come. You have created enough dangers for several lifetimes. They are unfolding. This lifetime is not enough to live those events, so you are going to create other lives to enjoy it or suffer it. So what you have to do is just meditate more. By meditating you create more awareness. The Buddha sat under the bodhi tree before his enlightenment, and he began to 38

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relive all the karma that he had to pass through. And, in that way, he emptied the karma. Then, there was no more karma to emerge. That is why he said that total reality is emptiness. There is nothing out there and in that emptiness you are full. Emptiness is not a negative quality. Emptiness is unlimited life in which you are not defined. You are infinite. And that, he said, is the nature of every human being, to live without karma. When you become more aware, you see into the limited circumstances that the mind both creates and makes real. For example, look at a six-year-old girl—she wants all kinds of toys. And what is your attitude toward the girl? Why does she want all these toys? Why does she want chocolate all the time? But for the kid, it is so real and so tempting. The same analogy applies to grown-up people also. The only thing is that they like different toys. The toys are different. For the grown-ups, these toys are very real. The Buddha was able to see that all these are games. You have to end playing these games at some point in your life. When you do that, you end karma. What can help you come to this conclusion is more awareness. More awareness means more intelligence. The term Buddha means one who has accessed buddhi. Buddhi means Intelligence. It is not intelligence in the Western psychological sense. Intelligence is universal understanding in which you understand everything about yourself and about the cosmos. From that perspective, everything seems to be a game—an illusion. One has to wake up to the reality which is infinite intelligence. Intelligence is synonymous with awareness. You have to become aware. You eat with awareness. You sleep with awareness. You study with awareness. 39

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side You work with awareness. You play with awareness. You never lose your awareness no matter what you do. What happens now is that your awareness is being eaten by your thought process. The thought process is like a vampire. It sucks up all of your energy and limits you. And you live a life as though there is no existence other than thought existence. Thoughts are your guests. They check in and check out. You are the host. No thought can remain within the system forever. Become alert. The thought will fall away like a dead leaf from a tree. The moment you become aware and tell yourself, “This thought is trying to cheat me and make me unhappy; I dismiss you,” the thought will fall away. If you give reality to a thought, that thought will give rise to another thought and another thought and another. And, “Oh, how he cheated me on this,” and then you will begin to analyze all the incidents trying to make up a case to make yourself more miserable. You can become alert and dismiss the thought. “I don’t want it. I don’t want to be unhappy. I don’t want this thought at all.” And for that you need more consciousness, more awareness, because you can’t allow the robot thought to do its thing. Sometimes it is the knowledge that becomes the problem. Shakespeare had a great understanding about this. In his play, Othello, somebody came and told Othello that his wife, Desdemona, was having an affair with another guy, even though this was not actually true. He successfully planted this suspicion in Othello’s mind, and Othello’s mind began to rage. “This woman is cheating me!” And in the play he puts his hands on his head to see if he has developed horns. The gesture is from abelief in ancient Greece that if your wife cheats on you, you willgrow horns. And he begins to analyze the situation. He continues to analyze and analyze, and then he concludes, “I amlike dust in the wind.” 40

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He wonders what is bothering him: is it Desdemona’s sex act with this guy or the knowledge that he has that she slept with him? And he says, “I had been happy if the general camp... had tasted her sweet body, so I had nothing known.” So what bothers him is not the actual act, but the knowledge that she has slept with this man, which he does not know whether it is true or not. So, you have to step outside the thought process and for that you need awareness. And then you can check out what you can do and what you cannot do. Sometimes there will be an obstinate thought. By becoming more conscious you can stop these processes and when you do that, you are diffusing karma. You have to learn to develop more consciousness within you. There is a bodily awareness that you have to create, and then awareness of the consciousness itself is another project. While sitting here, you can become conscious. Right now, you are unconscious. I can create consciousness in you provided I tell you how to do it. It’s a simple exercise. Try this right now. Just sit and then become conscious of yourself, conscious of your body. In order to remain focused, you should keep your eyeballs still. Keep your eyeballs still and just become conscious of your skin all over the body. You will be creating an energy field. You see how it happens? So, if you remain in this way, you’ll become more and more conscious. The Buddhists believed in this methodology because it agreed with their system in which there is no God and no soul. What exists is your own consciousness. You are not using your consciousness in the right way. This is the Buddhist model. But I don’t quite totally subscribe to the Buddhist model. My own tradition is a tradition that equally emphasizes changing the physical reality. My tradition is called the Tamil Siddha tradition. It’s a tradition that is not very well known. These enlightened sages believe in changing life both 41

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side materially and spiritually. You have to challenge even your material reality and change it not for the next life, but right now for this life. So their philosophy is 200 percent life: 100 percent material progress, 100 percent spiritual change. How can I change my karma? The simple answer is: use a mantra. Mantra: Magical Sound That Can Change Your Life

What is a mantra? A mantra is a magical sound. It is a Divine tool to create whatever you want to create. Who discovered the mantras? The mantras are part of the space energy. (Space energy is one element among five, the others being earth, water, fire, air.) Meditating on the space energy, the ancient enlightened yogis discovered the sounds in deep states of trance, called Samadhi. How old are the mantras? The mantras have no beginning nor an end. They are as old as space and the universe. What is the oldest extant literature on the mantras? The Vedas (Books of Knowledge) written in Sanskrit are the oldest texts on mantras. They may date back to 1500-1000 B.C. The Vedas talk about the use of mantras to get into nonordinary states of consciousness and for obtaining spiritual as well as material things. How do mantras work to get whatever you want to get? Mantras are energy forms of matter. For instance, you want to buy a house or a car. There is a specific energy form that controls matter that gives you material comfort. In this case, I recommend the use of the mantra “Shreem.” You go on using the mantra repeatedly. The mantra will then attract the car/house towards you. It is magical. How can a small sound attract large things like cars/homes? 42

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No doubt the mantras are tiny, often with only one or two syllables. But, is it not true that the atoms, tiny as they are, carry enormous power? The mantras are called Bijas in Sanskrit which means seeds. The seed carries the tree within itself. I compare the mantras to DNA. Each DNA is a miniature of a particular person. With the help of DNA you can identify a person, and perhaps in the future, even clone the individual. Mantras are energy DNA’s. You implant them in your mind, and then you manifest the energy. How long does it take to get results from the use of mantras? It varies from person to person. Some people have gotten results in days, and some take months. The bottom line is that you use the mantra until you get the results. I am a very busy person. I don’t have the time to sit and meditate. Is there a mantra that I can practice in a few minutes? There is a one minute meditation which is very powerful. See the “One Minute Mantra” in Part III. Should I chant a mantra aloud or think it mentally? Mantras can be chanted as well as used mentally. When the mind is noisy, use the verbal chanting method. When your mind is quiet, use the mantra mentally. The thinking method will quiet the mind and will give you tranquility. Will there be any bad results that may come out of the mantras? There are mantras to create bad effects like hurting others, etc. Those mantras are excluded from this book. I have only put in benign ones. I am Christian/Jew/Moslem. Will this practice of mantras interfere with my religion? Mantras are areligious, although they were originally discovered by the yogis of India and have long been part of the Hindu tradition. The practice of a mantra does not convert one to Hinduism or interfere with your spirituality. 43

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The mind is a bunch of sounds. This is the theory of the Siddhas. What do the Siddhas mean by this? Your mind is made up of language. Ninety percent of your mind is language. If you pull out language from the mind, the mind would not exist. Then, what is language? Language is sound—conceptual sound and meaning in some relationship of reference. Now, what is sound? Sound is just a bunch of vowels and consonants. So if you understand vowels and consonants, you have understood part of your mind. So, if you want to change your mind, change the sounds in your consciousness. Your mind has a sound pattern. Your unconscious has a sound pattern. Even your soul belongs to some vowel or consonant group. John Edwards, the TV psychic who reads spirits’ messages, uses this knowledge. Nadi astrology of the Siddhas also uses the sound techniques to identify souls. Consciousness itself is sound. So if you change sounds within the system, then you can make lasting changes in your life. All that you need to do is to change the sounds of your consciousness at a very deep level. When the yogis talk about sounds, they don’t talk about only the spoken sounds. Spoken sounds are only very gross form of sounds. Spoken sounds emerge from unmanifest levels. The evolution of speech is as follows: first, there is a thought sound (thought also has a sound) called nada and paranada. The thought sounds become speech sounds. In order to make significant changes in your life, all that you need to do is to rearrange the sound patterns of your own consciousness. This is what mantras do. Mantras are sounds of the unconscious. While you are meditating on the mantra, the mantra takes you very deep into the layers of the unconscious. That’s why people who use mantras

get dramatic results. You don’t have to know many things. Transcendental Meditation (TM) became popular in the United States because they use mantras. They don’t want to waste your time giving a big intellectual seminar on creating your own reality or how the mantras function. All they say is: “Come here, and I will give you a mantra, and it will change you.” So the mantras have this ability because they work at a different level, not at the mind level. If you try to change your consciousness at the mind level, the change will be very superficial because it cannot dispel the spell you are under. By clinging onto the mantra, you can go into a deeper level and rearrange the atoms of your own consciousness—the sound atoms of your own consciousness. The mantras have also been part of the Biblical tradition as well. The Bible says that, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God.” God created everything through his Word. The Word of God is the mantra. Jesus speaks about the power of mantras on two occasions. At one time when asked to teach a prayer he teaches the prayer that even today is used in some churches. In the prayer Jesus says, “Father, hallowed be thy name.” What is this name God? God’s name is everything. It represents pure energy. If you ask for anything in God’s name, it will happen through the miraculous power of God. At the end, Jesus told his followers to ask everything in his name. What is there in Jesus’ name? Jesus’ name is a mantra. Similarly, Yahweh, the name of the Jewish God, is also a mantra. Yahweh is formed of the sounds for space (akash) and air (vayu) energy, which according to the Hindu tradition belong to the pure energy complex of the Divine. The sounds ya and va representing space and air are part of the Nama Sivaya mantra. Similarly, Allah is a mantra as well. The Allah sound encom-



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Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side passes “all things.” The Quran has the 99 names of Allah—all of them are mantras. Siddhi Consciousness

When one is able to live the Siddhi consciousness completely just as God does, then creation takes place instantaneously. As soon as a thought is produced within the Siddhi consciousness it gets materialized. There is no time lag. No action is needed to make the thought into a physical reality. This is Siddhi. It is a great achievement. And this is the ideal of the Siddhas, that everyone should be able to live the Siddhi consciousness. The problem is we have manifested a mind, and the mind is the barrier. The mind hides the vision of the Siddhi consciousness. Somehow we have to find a way to get beyond the mind and go to this Siddhi consciousness. I am giving you many tools in this book to help you do this, because now is the time for the spiritual seekers to get a break! Use them wisely to benefit yourself and others. I am serving a great brunch of knowledge and like a brunch, you will fill up on some things and not on others. Each of you will pick the parts that are right for you to work with now. I trust your intuition about this, plus I will help you with this inwardly. Many of you will experience this help in the dream plane, some consciously, some unconsciously. This is a multi-level teaching that I am opening up. I invite you to come back to this book again and again, as you cannot possibly absorb it all in one reading! Some basic preparation advice: Whenever possible, meditate or do other spiritual practice in a clean spot, and take a shower or at least wash your face and hands, and wear clean clothes. Purity is essential for accessing light. If you do not have a meditation spot already set up in your home, you may find it very helpful to do this. Pick a spot that is quiet and where you will not be interrupted. I have known even busy mothers negotiate



time for meditation with their families, and their children just know at certain times Mom is “doing her thing” and is not to be bothered. Each of you can find the discipline to mediate daily. Flowers, candles, incense can greatly help focus the mind for meditation and spiritual practice. Spiritual statues or pictures of some deity or enlightened teacher who inspires you can be good to put in your meditation spot. To end your meditation or spiritual practice, bringing your hands together and bowing is an ancient way to seal the meditation and to offer gratitude to the Divine. This gesture of bowing brings in humility and prevents you from becoming “proud” of your practice. Never forget these basics of purity, humility, and gratitude.I am so happy that this book is in your hands at last!

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Chapter 1 Physical Appearance and Personality

Section II

Personal Transformation Program


n this chapter, we are just going to look at ourselves. Very, very few people actually look at themselves. Sure, they look at others always, but seldom themselves. This is because the physical eyes are turned only towards others; not towards oneself! If you want to see yourself, you have to go in front of the mirror and create the “other.” And only through that mirror can you see yourself. Even in the mirror you are seeing only a reflection of yourself, not your real self. So, self-examination is not naturally available to us. We have to do it through conscious awareness. Very few people have even the practice of looking at themselves in the mirror. It is an important practice that everyone should do. You should go and look in the mirror and see how you look. Then you will figure out the imperfections you have created. Awareness is the first step. Once you have become aware of imperfections then you can correct yourself. This happens at two levels: at the body level, and at the mind level. You have to look at your own physical form first, and you will begin to take note of the imperfections that you have created. You look exactly the way you want to look. Now you may not like to hear that, but at the time you created it, it was your




Life Changing Soundss: Mantras:Tools Toolsfrom fromthe theOther OtherSide Side intention to look how you look now. How can you correct this? You can correct this through awareness. Put your attention on how these imperfections have affected various parts of your body. Notice how you have created diseases and other abnormal conditions. The moment you begin to reflect on it, then you create a change already within you. Once you have set these things in motion, eventually, over a period of time, you will finda means of rectifying them. Put Your Attention on What You Want

Once a woman came to me. She had no resources to correct some imperfections on her nose. She told me that she knew exactly what could be done; all that was needed was plastic surgery on the nose but it was very expensive. I told her to just put the desire out, and then it will manifest. Don’t even ask where the money is going to come from because that will stop manifesting the money that is needed to do this surgery. What you should be concerned about is: “Yes, I do have this imperfection and I need to correct it.” You just close your eyes and put your attention on what you need to do. Then you will find miracles happening. Now, there are many negative forces that will try to keep you from doing this. You will fall a victim to unconsciousness. Only very few people remain conscious. Many, many people are unconscious. Because they are unconscious, they are not able to bring about any significant changes in their lives. Sometimes we deny certain parts of ourselves. The denial leads to negligence. We keep it under the rug and we don’t want to talk about it. This leads to neglect. We become irritated when someone talks about it. People get angry because they don’t want to have to look at certain parts of themselves. You have to admit you are wrong. Ask yourself, “What can I do to get myself straight here?” There should be a willingness to look at yourself and change what needs to be changed. You 50


should desire for the best in every area of your life. For example, if you want a skin cream, go for the best quality. The purpose of this book is to encourage you to become conscious in every area of your life. The remedial sounds that I will teach you are the crux of the teaching. Beauty is Truth

Beauty, inner and outer, is the best asset you have. “Beauty is Truth, Truth Beauty,” John Keats wrote in his poem, “Ode on a Grecian Urn.” He was a British poet who was influenced by Plato. The poem continues, “—that is all/ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.” If you think about something all the time, then you will be able to bring that thing into your life. This is the truth. In order to think about something consistently for a long period of time doesn’t require any money; it only requires motivation. But as I said, the motivation will be blocked by your karma. Karma will not allow any change to happen easily. To overcome Karma, you only need the commitment that no matter what, you are going to focus attention on the imperfect parts of your body. It will be painful in the beginning because nobody wants to look at their own imperfections, but then you cannot keep things hidden forever. In this chapter, you are going to look at your own physical appearance and personality. First, you look at the imperfections; and then on a mental level, make the changes you want and put these ideas out to the universe. The universe will then help you to manifest your desires. This is for manifestations on the level of the body. Beauty and Spirituality

You might ask what does beauty have to do with spirituality? Your body and personality set the tone for every area of your life. A pleasing personality and appearance will open doors for 51

you in areas of relationship, career, and your own well-being. They influence the impact you have in the world. Unfortunately, many times, women in particular do not have the right attitude about their appearance because of various conditionings. They say that they are not very attractive deep down, and once they think that they are not attractive, then they are not going to attract. So it is important for every woman to think and feel, “I am attractive,” because once you think thatyou are attractive then you can attract. I can think of two women at least who became successful national figures who believed they were attractive even though they did not look like magazine models. One is Oprah Winfrey. I think she’s great. However, when Oprah Winfrey started out and became successful she was not attractive at all. She weighedas much as Mike Tyson, yet the weight was not a problem; because though she was overweight, she was still very popular and she received numerous awards when she was very heavy. Later on, of course, she took control of her weight through discipline and exercise and so forth. But my point is, irrespective of her weight, she was successful because she thought that she was attractive. To think that you are attractive is the ultimate thing. Once you think that way about yourself deep down, your external appearance—whatever it is—is not important, for then you are going to attract no matter what. The other woman I have in mind is Rosie O’Donnell. She also has a weight problem, but she, too, is the kind of person who thinks that she is very attractive. That is why she was able to attract a huge national following. People love her. So, it is a matter of convincing yourself that you are attractive. Creating an Attractive Personality is the Secret

If you want to attract people, this is very, very important. Conversely, I must also acknowledge that there are a number of women whom I have met who work in restaurants who are very 52

slim and very, very beautiful, but act as though they have a low self-esteem. So, it is important for a person to think and feel that they are attractive regardless of what they do or how much money they make. It is not just in thinking but rather feeling it in their bones that is important. Now, what about your personality? Your personality is an intrinsic quality with which you are born. Physically, one may be attractive/ unattractive/average/tall/short/medium. Also, behaviorally, one may be well-mannered/short-tempered/cold/warm/mean/generous. Your life may go smoothly or may be full of problems. Unpleasant expressions and experiences of your personality are due to bad karmic impressions in the body/mind and spirit. Again, take note of what you want to change. Personality is not just expressed through a physical appearance or manners, but also through your own psychological concept of who you are. The truth is, you are God. But then you have, through an ego identity, created a lot of restrictions. You have allowed yourself to be defined by your education, your profession or what you currently do for a living or even whether or not you have a job. This is not really your personality. Your vocation is not really what you are. You are beyond all that you do. You are God. The moment you understand that you are God, you have will incredible self-esteem and changes will follow automatically. VISUALIZING MEDITATION

Now I am going to guide you through a personality change meditation. [This format should be referred to for visualizations and preparations for meditation.] Sit quietly. Picture a beam of white light entering into your right eye, completely flooding through every cell with an energizing, healing light. Let the light go all the way in, all the way back into the optic nerve. Receive this light completely. Next, picture a beam of white light entering into your left 53

eye, completely flooding through every cell with an energizing, healing light. Let the light go all the way in, all the way back into the optic nerve. Receive this light completely. Now move to your right ear. Receive a beam of white light into your right ear, cleansing each cell, going all the way into the inner eardrum. Receive this light completely. Receive a beam of white light into your left ear, cleansing each cell, going all the way into the inner eardrum. Receive this light completely. Now move to your right nostril. Receive a beam of white light into your right nostril, energizing and refreshing each cell, going all the way into the right nasal passageway. Receive this light completely. Go to the left nostril. Receive a beam of white light into your left nostril, energizing and refreshing each cell, going all the way into the left nasal passageway. Receive this light completely. Next, go to the mouth. Receive a beam of white light into your mouth, going into each cell of your mouth. Receive it first into the tip of the tongue, then the middle of the tongue, finally the back of the tongue and tonsil area. Receive this light completely.

In addition to receiving the white light, the most important tool in this area is a mantra that will help change your personality. The mantra is Sundaram. Sundaram is a concept beyond description. It is going to create joy. It is going to create a beautiful form, both on the level of the mind and the level of the body. You just keep on chanting this sound, so that the sound goes deep into your consciousness. Once it is deeply established within your own awareness, you will find your mind becomes beautiful, your body becomes

beautiful, and you are just a joyous being. The mantra Sundaram is created out of a great sound. It is the sound of pure energy, which resonates in your heart. Now go to your own body. Focus attention, particularly on the imperfections that you have created. Start from the head and work to the toes. Make note of them one by one. Now chant this sound. Receive the sound waves. These sound waves will go and impact every cell in your body: Satyam Sivam Sundaram. Relax. Keep this sound, Satyam Sivam Sundaram, in your consciousness. Chant the mantra, Satyam Sivam Sundaram into each part for a few seconds: Right Eye Left Eye Right Ear Left Ear Right Nostril Left Nostril Tip of the Tongue Middle of the Tongue Back of the Tongue/Tonsils Go back into each part again and this time say the sound silently, on the inner level, bringing the sound waves into a subtler level of your cells. Visualize the changes you want to manifest. Be very positive in your visualization. As you do this meditation regularly, you will find miracles happening. The sound waves of the mantras travel to the inner space where energy and matter collapse into one unit. You must be gung-ho with the chants. Make a serious commitment to work with them. Discipline yourself to some form of daily practice. Close your session with the chant Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti, bring your hands together and bow with gratitude. (“Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti” is an ancient chant for peace.) During the day, remember your desired manifestation and




Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side repeat the sounds. Dealing with Negative Feelings

Sometimes when people are hateful, they gain weight. If you love yourself, you cannot afford to hate someone else. This is a tool for dealing with hateful feelings. Write three times: I no longer blame [put in name of person you have harbored hatred toward]. When the mind is negative, you can become lethargic and cynical. Tell yourself: I don’t want to be cynical and lethargic. Time is money. Waiting is a waste of time. I want it right now. Your mind is the child of the soul. Use the sounds to change the soul. About Pronunciation of the Mantras

Some people may wonder, “How exactly are the mantras in this book pronounced?” For people who are not able to hear me or another teacher say the mantras in person, CDs and videos have been created which are available at It is very important to use the correct pronunciation of the mantras. And yet, while the mantras have their own power, their deepest power comes from being energized by an enlightenedteacher. I emphasize that I have put a powerful blessing through all the mantras and tools in this book, which will last hundreds of years. I will amplify your positive efforts. The Purpose of Meditation

Please use the mantras and tools with focus and be alert. I want to dispel the idea that meditation is just for relaxing: The purpose of meditation is not just for relaxation. Th f di i i b A i 56


the key word. In order to become more aware, you have to end your old ways of being aware. Right now, the problem is that we give too much importance to our thought processes. We do not know anything other than what our thoughts inform us about. So most of our understanding comes from these thoughts. And where do the thoughts come from? Most of the thoughts come from our own personal ego. Most of the time our thoughts are related to the future; they are our survival anxiety. What’s going to happen? This is the nature of thought most of the time. If you give credence to these thoughts, they will become more and more powerful, and if you don’t, they will lose their power. Thought comes mostly out of fear. Somehow, we want to protect ourselves and it sets into motion the thought mechanism. It is not wrong to follow that process. What is wrong is being closed to another way of living —living in an effortless way. That is the purpose of meditation. The meditation techniques were developed exclusively for making life easier. How can we work with energy and get things done? It is very difficult to work with matter. Matter has very little flexibility, whereas energy is infinitely flexible. Matter follows very, very strict rules or laws of nature. As I have said before, an ice cube is solid matter, but in other forms it becomes steam, snow, and water. These are all various stages of the same matter, but when itbecomes ice it loses its flexibility. So we have to get back to the level of energy. On that level, life is infinitely flexible, infinitelyeasy. Thinking Without Thoughts

So we have to make a shift from material existence to spiritual existence. The laws of the spirit contain a lot more wisdom; there is consciousness. Consciousness is pervasive; it exists within even the smallest particle of matter. Matter has the intelligence of remaining fixed in place; it understands how to 57

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side remain immobile. Energy, on the other hand, exists in a state of consciousness where it can move anywhere. So change must occur within consciousness. Not only does your brain think, but your genes also think. The genes know what pattern they will become; all this is stored within the gene. How is it stored? Consciousness! So, we have not understood consciousness. If we are to understand consciousness, one must go deep within oneself and understand non-thought realities, or in Sanskrit, avikalpa, which means “thinking without thoughts.” This is why the mantra Satyam Sivam Sundaram and the other sounds must be received all the way into your cells and even the spaces between the cells! You are influencing right down to a molecular level when you bring the sound waves into your cells. If one can think without thoughts, then one is a good deal closer to acquiring higher consciousness. Thought always comes from the ego, from fear, and also one’s longings to get certain things. So, when one goes deep in meditation, one discards these thought patterns. There comes a stage when you are completely quiet, when not even a thought comes into your mind, but there is pure understanding. So the goal of these tools is a stage of complete stillness where there is no activity at all. When you have acquired that kind of state, you will find that thoughts are a burden to you. You will see the thoughts as obstacles to your consciousness. The mechanism is very simple. Consciousness is pure, but your ego attaches its thoughts to your consciousness, and these thoughts color your consciousness. If you do not give any credence to these thoughts, they will wither away. Millions of thoughts come into one’s mind. We do not need all of them; they are a waste of time. If you remain quiet and only have a few thoughts that are very productive and rewarding, then you have fulfilled the purpose of life. 58

Yes, one needs thoughts to live in this world. However, what one does not need is unintelligent thoughts, thoughts that come


because of ignorance. This type of thought usually comes when you are disturbed. In this condition one has to be very, very careful to remain quiet. The quieter one can remain, the easier it is for one to receive help from one’s higher self. The ego-self cannot accomplish much because it speaks from a level of ignorance. As you begin to meditate, you cannot go wrong because you are supported by this avikulpa, the non-thought reality. All that you need to do is just go deep. This inner stillness gives you the wisdom, and you cannot go wrong. With this other, very powerful form of intelligence to support your actions, the actions that you do will become spontaneously right. There are so many variables involved in a single action that you cannot begin to control these variables. Story of the King and the Saint

There is a famous Sufi story. There was a Sufi saint who had a white horse, and the king wanted this white horse. He offered the Sufi any price he might name for the horse. The Sufi rejected the king’s offer. The neighbors considered the saint very stupid, but the saint told them not to judge. A few days later, the horse was missing, and again, the neighbors called the saint stupid, and again the saint told them not to judge. Within a few days, the horse returned, accompanied by several wild horses. Now, the neighbors came and told the saint that it had been good the horse had been lost, and again the saint told them not to judge. The saint’s only son began training the horses, and while training the horses, he became badly injured and lost a leg. Now, the neighbors said how terrible this accident was, and again the saint told them not to judge. After some time had passed, there was a war, and all the men that were able to fight had to leave their homes to fight the war. The war was going badly, and none of the men that had left were returning home. 59

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side Now the neighbors came to the saint and said maybe it was good that the saint’s son had lost his leg because now he wouldn’t die in the war, and again the saint told them not to judge. And so, life goes on in this manner.


practice one of the mantras or use one of the tools, you will be bringing in new positive consciousness at an accelerated rate. I give you my promise. Have faith!

Reality is Not Frozen

The mistake we make is that we try to freeze reality at any given moment. Life is not like that. Reality is volatile, and changes from moment to moment. Yet, we want to have something to hold onto, particularly something miserable. The mind is basically miserable, as it always wants to identify with misery. The Sanskrit word dukka means misery. The mind likes least to act upon a desire immediately. There was a woman who came and told me that she wanted to buy a house in two years, and I asked her, “Why not buy it now?” She told me it would take her two years to save for the down payment. So, she had frozen her reality. Once she believed it would take two years to buy the house, that attitude became real. What prevents us from thinking differently about such things is our preconceptions about time and logic, but more particularly, our own negative attitude, right down to predicting our retirement and the flowers we will have at our funeral. That is an extreme example of how we can freeze our reality. But it points to the problem. In a life that is structured and guaranteed, there is no adventure. We should live our life in accordance with the infinite possibilities that the particles that make up our being have afforded us. So, we must raise the mind to that level of awareness. This is possible through the practiceof meditation. I teach “purposeful meditation.” Set productive goals for yourself as you work with the sounds and the tools. The sounds and tools in this book will help you change consciousness. Each time you read in this book, you will understand things on another level. Each time you sincerely 60 1


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Chapter 2 Finances

above. Not that I disbelieve them, but they are commonplace knowledge and many people, if not everyone, know about them. I want to give you some uncommon and spiritual methods for addressing your money karma. Why do you hurt for money?


ost people in the world have bad money karma which means they are hurting for money. This problem is true even in the United States, which is the richest country in the world. Most people experience one or more of the following: 1. Living from paycheck to paycheck. 2. No paycheck at all. 3. Living with your parents. 4. Driving a junky car. 5. Taking a bus to work because you don’t have a car. 6. Job is constantly ending and you are continually looking for another. 7. Surviving on cash advances from credit cards. 8. Borrowing money from others.


If you go to a financial counselor, he or she would say one or more of the following: 1. You have no job skills that are marketable. 2. Go back to school and acquire some education. 3. Get two full time jobs to supplement your income. 4. Get more hours wherever they are available. I am not going to emphasize any of the aspects mentioned 2

There are many reasons why you don’t have money. Let me begin from the beginning of your life. Your mother has just delivered you. But, unfortunately, you were not born with a silver spoon in your mouth. Nevertheless, one’s birth circumstances with money constraints have serious consequences. As a child growing into adulthood, you are not going to have an easy life unless your parents do something to improve their finances. But as the book, Rich Dad, Poor Dad indicates, most of our dads (including mine) had no clue as to how to make money. In a negative parental environment such as this one, you can do very little to get up and running. Your consciousness is clouded and you have no energy. You can’t go to a good school because you can’t afford the tuition. Why is this situation happening to you and not to Prince William or the sons and daughters of a millionaire? There is only one answer to your question: YOU ARE BORN WITH A BAD MONEY KARMA. How to Change Bad Money Karma

You may ask, “How do I change my money karma?” I have come to this earth-plane primarily to help people change their karma. Please understand something—suffering does not remove or dissolve bad financial karma. You need a technique to remove bad financial karma, a Divine technique. Within the soul are vibrations which support wealth or poverty. I am doing a lot of meditation to help put money into the hands of spiritual people, people who have hearts. Right now, it is in the wrong hands. In this chapter, I am going to give you techniques to dissolve bad financial karma. 63

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side In order for you to have maximum results, you should follow my advice meticulously. Get rid of your own philosophy about money. It has not helped you. Remember, even without your knowledge, your philosophy will sneak in. Get rid of your philosophy. Period. MANTRA: THIRu NEELA KANTAM [PRONOuNCED: TEE-Ru NEE-LA KAN-TuM]

Start my two-fold program to improve your bad money karma, outlined below: First, this technique will help you get rid of your past life karma that is disallowing you to make money. When you wake up in the morning, do the karmabusting, Thiru Neela Kantam meditation at least for three minutes while still in bed. Chant the mantra, Thiru Neela Kantam in the throat visualizing a blue light. Both the mantra and the light should stay in the throat. Make a prayer to me to empower the mantra for you to remove your bad money karma. Flower Ritual

Later on when you shower, do the mantra again as outlined. After the shower, it is important that you take a few flower petals (or even a whole flower) and roll them on your head (around the brain area and forehead), throat, neck, shoulders and chest (heart area). As you do this, pass your negative financial karma to the flower petals. Put the mantra, Thiru Neela Kantam into each area. Let the negative thoughts about money in the head pass into the flower. Let the negative financial karma stored in the throat pass into the flower. Let the financial burdens carried in the right shoulder and left shoulder pass into the flower. Literally let the burden lift off your shoulders. Let any heartache and sorrow about money and finances in your heart pass into the flower. Do not smell the flower petals. Hold them in your right hand as you do the ritual. Imagine that the flower petals have absorbed all your past-life karma and present-life karma and


then crush them, saying the mantra, Thiru Neela Kantam. Then throw these scapegoat flower petals away and wash your hands. Flowers come from a very pure dimension. They carry space energy, the energy of akash (space). Your karmic records are said to be stored in the Akashic Records, the realm of space energy. And flowers have the occult (hidden) power to help you access Akashic Records. This spiritual technology is like directly updating a database! I promise you, if you work with the flower petals and the mantra, you will find tremendous benefit from this secret ritual. Those of you who have my Thiru Neela Kantam CD should listen to it everyday, even if it is just playing in the background while you are doing the dishes or driving your car to work. The flower ritual comes from Divine law, not human law. Divine law deals with spirit. It is difficult to change deep-seated karma through behavioral techniques. This technique is part of Divine Knowledge, and many, many people in the world will now benefit from it. Repeat this flower ritual every day. Tell yourself firmly, “I do not want to go through this karmic life. I must dissolve it and create some other karma, something more fruitful.” If you do this flower ritual every day, your human ego and doubt will get out of your way. You will begin to desire in a more authentic way. What supports a prosperous mind are desires that are authentic, genuine and healthy. Without desires,a prosperous mind falls apart. So I repeat this truth to you, what supports prosperity is desire. So the fire of alert consciousness and desire must be burning all the time. You must cultivate that consciousness. When the mind begins to blahblah, say “Shut up!” and put something interesting in the mind instead. If moreand more people will live this teaching, we can create a societyof conscious individuals. Planets and Money Karma

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Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side planets in your chart. I recommend that you find out which planets are directly involved in creating financial hardships for you and do some remedies to change those bad influences. You may ask, “If we are doing Thiru Neela Kantam, why bother with planets?” The answer to this question is: Thiru Neela Kantam is like your general physician. He knows everything about your body, but he needs to send you to an eye doctor or an orthopedic doctor as the need arises. Story of Visvamitra and the Sage Vasistha

When I was in India, I received a very powerful sound which was not known to the world before. This mantra was given to me by Visvamitra as a gift to be used in this age. Visvamitra was a king who became a great enlightened saint. I will tell you a story about him. Visvamitra was originally a great king who lived in India in a different time period. He was born to a warrior class family of kings, and he distinguished himself in all kinds of martial arts and methods of warfare. The country passed through a very severe economic depression, and there was not enough food for the people. Visvamitra was distressedby this suffering, and he wanted to find out means for rectifying it. One day, while hunting he encountered Kamadhenu, the magical, wish-fulfilling cow. This cow was a gift that the enlightened Sage Vasistha received from Lord Siva after yearsand years of penance and meditation. Visvamitra thought that the cow would be useful to him to feed his people who were suffering from the drought. Visvamitra wanted the sage to sell the cow to him. He explained to Vasistha that he would put the cow to good use and that there was no better financial instrument than Kamadhenu. Vasistha agreed that the cow had tremendous power, but said that he wouldn’t be able to part with the cow, because it was a Divine gift. Vasistha made it clear that the magical cow was not something one could buy and sell like other commodities. 66


Visvamitra, being the king of the land, would not take no for an answer. He now demanded the cow from Vasistha, invoking his royal power as a king. Vasistha again politely declined. Visvamitra decided to take the cow by force, and he ordered his army to capture the wish-fulfilling cow. However, Kamadhenu resisted the arrest and kicked the solders with all of her four legs! She magically flew into the air and descended upon the army, killing several soldiers. No one could capture Kamadhenu. In the meantime, the king engaged Vasistha in combat. He shot deadly arrows at Vasistha. But Lord Siva intervened and turned the arrows into flower garlands that fell harmlessly at the feet of Vasistha. Now, Visvamitra did not know what to do. For a moment he was confused and angry. But suddenly, it began to dawn on him that all his martial arts training and kingly powers were useless in comparison to Vasistha’s miraculous power attained through spiritual means. The humbled Visvamitra was resolved. He renounced his temporal power as king and decided to whole-heartedly pursue spiritual austerities. After many years of disciplining his mind Visvamitra also attained miraculous powers. The story of Visvamitra’s encounter with Vasistha illustrates the idea that mind power is better than muscle power.

The mantra that Visvamitra gave to me is BRZEE. It took 1500 years of meditation for Visvamitra to come up with this mantra for wealth. BRZEE MEDITATION

In this meditation, we will place this sound in various parts of the body. First chant Brzee out loud into the sensory organs and then, mentally repeat at the same spots, continually allowing the mantra to become more and more subtle. Let’s begin. Sit comfortably. Chant the sound Brzee into the sensory organs. Stay for one minute in each of these areas. Begin 67

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side by chanting aloud, then mentally, until it is a feeling. First into the right eye: BRZEE, BRZEE... BRZEE. left eye right ear left ear right nostril left nostril tip of the tongue middle of the tongue back of the tongue, tonsils and throat third eye (pituitary) Now, write this mantra nine times. And when you write it, you have to write it in a certain way. B-R-Z-E-E. On top of the letter BR, draw a crescent moon. And then on top of the crescent moon, put two birds, flying. This sound Brzee consolidates material energy. And when you begin to vibrate with that energy, you will attract matter. It is a spiritual technology. Story of the King and the Robbers

The Divine is watching over us all the time. Often we are unable to appreciate it. In India there is a story which illustrates the lack of perception and appreciation for Divine guidance. A king was cutting a mango fruit. The knife slipped, and he cut one of his fingers. The king’s minister who was nearby saw the king bleeding and said, “That’s good.” The king got mad. “I cut my finger, and you say, ‘that’s good!’ That’s not right! I’m throwing you into the prison.” So, the king had the minister seized and put into the prison. That evening the king went on a hunt, and he became separated from his hunting party. He lost his way in the forest and fell into the hands of some evil bandits. The fiends took him toa temple where human sacrifices were done. They began preparing the king. But then there was the rule that if the sacri68


ficial prey had any deformity, that prey was not eligible for sacrifice. So the robbers examined the king, and then they found his finger was cut. They let the king go. The king came back home and released the minister from prison. The story expresses the idea that good things happen to us, and yet, we do not know it. VISUALIZING BRZEE MEDITATION

Now I am going to take you on a guided meditation with Brzee. [As with all the meditations and visualizations in this book, it is a good idea to review the meditation first before participating.] Close your eyes. Focus attention on your right eye. Visualize a beam of white light entering your right eye, then entering your left eye. Visualize another beam of white light entering the right eardrum, then entering the left eardrum. Visualize another beam of white light entering the right nostril, then entering the left nostril. Visualize another beam of white light entering the mouth. Now come back to the right eye again. And receive this sound in the right eye: Om Brzee Swaha. Allow the sound Brzee to go deeper and deeper into your right eye. Brzee... Brzee... Brzee... Go to the left eye. Om Brzee Swaha. Receive the sound Brzee in your left eye. Brzee... Brzee... Brzee... Let the sound go into every cell of the left eye. Go to the right eardrum. Om Brzee Swaha. Let the sound go into the right eardrum. Brzee... Brzee... Brzee... Go to the left eardrum. Om Brzee Swaha...Brzee... Brzee... Brzee... 69

Life Changing Mantras: Tools from the Other Side Now the two eyes and the two ears are filled with the sound Brzee. Om Brzee Swaha. Brzee... Brzee... Brzee... Brzee... Now go to the right nostril. Om Brzee Swaha. Feel the sound inside the right nostril. Brzee... Brzee... Brzee... Go to the left nostril. Om Brzee Swaha. Receive the sound in the left nostril. Brzee... Brzee... Brzee... Now your two eyes, ears and the nostrils are all filled with the sound Brzee... Now go to the tip of the tongue and receive the sound there. Om Brzee Swaha... Brzee... Now move to the middle of the tongue. Om Brzee Swaha... Brzee... Now move to your tonsils and the throat. Om Brzee Swaha... Brzee... From the tonsils look up into the two brains. Om Brzee Swaha...Brzee... Let your two brains vibrate with the sound. Om Brzee Swaha...Brzee... Now come back to your right eye. Internalize the sound Brzee in the right eye very subtly. Go to the left eye, internalize the sound very subtly. Put Brzee very subtly into all the organs again. The right eardrum. The left eardrum. Inside the right nostril. The left nostril. The tip of the tongue. The middle of the tongue. The tonsils and the throat. Look up into the brain and internalize the sound: Om... Om Brzee... Om Brzee... Om Brzee... Om... Keep your eyes closed. Relax. Slowly, slowly come back to yourself. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti. Put your hands together and bow 70


with gratitude. Money and Energy

Money and energy are synonyms. When there is no money, there is no energy. Most people know this concept intuitively. Lethargy, cynicism and unconscious thinking are indications of low energy. Energy and lethargy are represented by two archetypal figures, Lakshmi and Alakshmi, in Indian mythology. Lakshmi’s energy is royal 1and has a strong sense of direction and purpose. Alakshmi’s energy is dim and leads you to denial and sloppy behavior. When infused with Alakshmi’s energy, you become unconscious, unfocused and you lack goals and direction. We come to the earth-plane to learn about money, power and energy. Those who have the money get to rule the world. Those who don’t have money end up working for those who have it. Right now, only people with money can really run for political office. Even Jesus was betrayed for a few pieces of silver. Money gives you independence. When you have money, you no longer need to do jobs that you don’t like. When you have money you can boldly say, “No” to your boss and speak the truth. My finding is that when people have no money, they do not eat or live well. When you have no money, you eat hot dogs and generic bread and sleep in smelly motels. Becoming Money-Minded

The energy of poverty is anti-life. In order to make money, you have to be money-minded. It is unfortunate that many cultures have put God on one side and money on the other. Even in the affluent United States, there are far too many people living a life from paycheck to paycheck, and credit card debts continue to rise each year. This split between God and money is a serious theological and metaphysical mistake which has led to dismal experiences. Without getting too much into philosophy, I’m going to 71

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side focus on how you can best improve your finances: Just think about your finances all the time. All the time think about money. Just have a figure in your mind, some numbers. Say to yourself, “This is the amount that I want to make.” Keep on thinking about it. This is very, very important. The reason why we don’t have money is because we forget to remain moneyconscious. We are unconscious. It is a tragedy that human beings seem incapable of remembering just one thought. If you can hold onto a thought, whatever the nature of the thought, you are going to realize that thought. Finance involves goals and visions. Most people don’t have visions; they just get by. Visions have to be supported by practical data. Ask yourself some tough questions. “Am I too idealistic?” “Am I unconscious?” The moment you put your attention on looking at finances, ideas will come. Now of course, we cannot earn money through activities like stealing or selling drugs. We want to earn money through noble means. We must ask the Divine to help us and to inspire us with fruitful ideas. Techniques of Attraction

I’m going to teach you two important techniques of attraction. It is very important that your eyes should be focused on the things you want to manifest. The eyes are very important organs in the thinking process. There is a saying in English, “Out of sight, out of mind.” So in order to have something in mind, you have to have it in sight. So do this: write on a little piece of paper whatever you want to manifest, and it should be very, very legible and put it up it all over the house. Go to the workplace, and then put it on your desk. You happen to see the figure, the numbers that you want to manifest. It will have tremendous impact on your consciousness. That’s one thing. 72

Picture Abundance


Another thing that you must want to do is put up pictures representing financial abundance. Put up a picture of a money tree. The money tree goes back to the archetypal imagination of the human race. There ARE money trees in heaven. They are not just money trees, but these are trees which are capable of manifesting the things you want. These are called wishingfulfilling trees. In Sanskrit there is a name for such a tree. It is called, Kalpa Uriksha, the trees which manifest your desires. So, it’s important to visualize because the money tree belongs to the unconscious and the archetypal imagination. Emotional “Investment”

Embrace the desired wealth with all positive emotions. If you do not have such strong emotions, you cannot manifest. Logic will not help you manifest; it’s only the emotions of the heart that will help you with the manifestation. The head is judgmental, whereas the heart doesn’t judge. Fantasize and Think Positive

Have a wealth fantasy. Feel as though you are already living this manifestation, as if you have already manifested all of these things. Feel happy and satisfied with your manifestation. Go on doing the practice, using the mantra with visualization. Do not be discouraged if the mind gives negative signals. The mind may be saying, “Well, it has never worked. And it is not going to work.” Whenever the mind gives you a negative signal like that, you just say, “Shut up” to the mind. Some people ask me, “Is it okay to manifest what I want? Aren’t I supposed to surrender to God’s will?” I tell you, God wants for you what you want for yourself. His will for you is unending joy. God is not a kill-joy! Now, I’m going to lead you through a small meditative process, and first it is just a contemplation, and then you will add some chanting which will help you to manifest during this session. 73

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side Sit comfortably and close your eyes. Now think about your own financial situation. Think about the past. Have you ever thought about how much money you want to make? Just ask yourself. The answer will come. Now ask this question. Do you have a game plan to manifest that money? What are your responses from your own mind for this question? If you don’t have a game plan, can you think of one? Just think of one that can give you the amount of wealth that you desire. Manifesting Time

Now another factor is time. How much time is needed to manifest this amount of money? If you think it is going to be too much time, think of another avenue that involves a shorter time to get to the goal. These are questions which you have never asked. If you had asked, probably they were superficial. You never sat down and asked yourself these questions with closed eyes. VISUALIZATION OF LAKSHMI

I’m going to give you another dimension, a spiritual dimension, to help you manifest wealth. Now stop thinking about the questions and just be with me. And I’m going to ask you to imagine certain symbols. Visualize the ocean. But this is not an ocean full of water, but an ocean full of milk. It’s a milky ocean. It is endless, with waves of milk dashing against the shore. It is so brilliant. It’s all white. And now you see a moon, a full moon,coming out of this milky ocean and shooting into the sky. Themoon moves up and up and up into the sky. And now you find a white elephant, an enormous white elephant coming out of this milky ocean. And it walks on the milky ocean. And it comes toward you. And this white elephant goes into your thirdeye and becomes part of you. Now you see a magical white horse. This horse has wings. The white horse is coming toward you. It also gets into your third eye and then merges with you. And now, you see a money 74


tree coming out of this milky ocean. It has no money on the leaves, but actual gold. The tree with gold comes toward you, gets into the third eye and merges with you. And now you see the goddess Lakshmi, who is the goddess of wealth, coming out of this milky ocean. She is golden and carries two golden pots. And the pots are filled with gold coins. And she is coming toward you. She is emptying the pots of gold coins into your head. And then she gets into you. She merges with you. Chant the mantra: OM SHREEM LAKSHMIYAI SWAHA Visualize gold everywhere. Gold is the purest emotion of creation. Gold is the emotion of God. That’s why in every culture people have accepted gold as money. OM SHREEM LAKSHMIYAI SWAHA Just visualize abundant wealth, all that you want in your life. Just visualize with great emotion and joy, as if you have already manifested. It’s not that you’re going to manifest, visualize that you have already manifested. Whatever you wanted to manifest has already been manifested: the house, car, relationship, health, whatever you just want to manifest, they have already been manifested... Embrace this manifestation. Live through this manifestation. Chant: Om Brzee, Brzee, Brzee.


Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side

Chapter 3 Risk-Taking M AN T RA: T R IS H UL A M ( PRON OUN CED: T RE -SHU-L AM)


f you don’t take risks, there will be no dramatic improvement in your life. Risk-taking ability comes out of your adventurous nature. Risk-takers are pioneers in their field and deal with the extraordinary. In order to develop a risk-taking consciousness, you need to develop a non-ordinary consciousness and courage. You change your consciousness by changing your thought patterns. You must embrace courage and risk-taking. What is important is outrageous thinking, thinking that is not of the normal nature. It is important to learn this. Courage and risk-taking go together. Don’t follow the normal path, the path of mediocrity. Seek the adventure of life. Take the express elevator. Think about your goal. It is very important to realize that you are different. Unless you conceive yourself to be different from other human beings, there is no way that you will become extraordinary. It is not just having a fantasy of success. Those who make it in life are not just those who have a fantasy, but those who act on a fantasy. Action is very important on this earth-plane. You have to act. You should not remain in a job you don’t like, orwait until you have enough money. Risk-taking means living the moment. Every moment is new. Time is of the past and of the future. Those who live in the present live in the NOW, which is eternal freedom, a field of all 76


possibilities. So it is important for you to examine yourself. Examine your path. How much risk have you taken? However, you should not close your eyes and get involved in some risky action. You must first find out, “What is out there for me if I take this risk?” It is always important to find out what the outcome is going to be. Depending on that answer, you take the risk or stay away from it. Now is Divine

The NOW is the Divine moment. The mind has nothing to do with the NOW. The mind, in fact, is the anti-NOW. The mind can never exist in the NOW. If NOW has to manifest, then the mind has to demanifest. This is because the mind creates time—past, present and future. All these fall into the arena of the mind. But the NOW has nothing to do with the mind. The NOW exists in a timeless, spaceless continuum. It is, as I said earlier, the Divine moment which transcends time and space. One has to invoke this NOW within one’s self. It is a challenging task because we are not used to living in the NOW. We are used to living in logic. That is why we find it difficult to live in the NOW. But to live in the NOW is the only way to live the Divine. The Divine wants everything in the NOW. The Divine is capable of manifesting everything in the NOW. It doesn’t posit a future. It doesn’t have any sense of the past, any sense of the present. It is a blissful experience wherein you are able to manifest things instantaneously. And all of you know within the deeper part of your soul that it is true. Because you have lived it. Because this is your heritage. But somehow, the whole of humanity has fallen into time, and time is what makes things to appear in a linear sequence. We are creating a drama. In that drama, we want things not in the NOW, but in the future so that the drama can be continued. This drama is the drama of ignorance. It is not the drama of enlightenment. An enlightened person would not 77

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side want anything in the future, because to conceive of the future would be an insult to his own consciousness. Everything has to happen now and it is just a stupid game to prolong things. So when you live in the NOW, everything is possible. You can live like a god or goddess. Now is Elusive

This is an important part of daily practice to accelerate transformation. You should always evaluate whether you are living in the NOW, because the NOW always eludes us. How do you live in the NOW? You just disorient yourself from all that is around you and then live in the NOW. I’ll give you a concrete example. Everyone creates a future, including myself. What happens is that when you are going to act out the future, you begin to question whether what you’re doing it right or not. But remember that everything that is around you is your creation, and nobody creates it but you. One morning I was reflecting on the NOW, and that is how I came to do this material for you. Let’s say that tomorrow morning I have to go to Chicago, and I will be in Chicago for three days. And then from there, I go to North Carolina and spend five days there. Suddenly, I began to question the necessity for me to go to Chicago. But I fully take responsibility forhaving created it. I have to fulfill my obligations. I have to be in Chicago, and then I have to be in North Carolina. All theseengagements were created by me. NOW, at this point, I begin to question if these events were required. And the moment I began to question that, there is a possibility that I will begin aprocess of self-examination, and then begin to live in the NOW. Choosing Now

NOW, at every point, you have a choice. The choice is to live in the NOW and then make important decisions. Those of you who have been close to me know that I cancel programs very often. And you have NOW learned to understand that I do


it for my own reasons. It is good, because I act out from the NOW. So tomorrow morning I may cancel my program in Chicago and in North Carolina. And I have my own reasons for keeping it or not keeping it. When you get into the NOW, you move into a sphere that is beyond logic. So far we know a way of life based on logic. We do not want to enter into the sphere which is beyond logic. We are afraid because it is so terrifying. We are fearful. But once you get into the territory of the NOW, there are infinite possibilities. Remember, I am not telling you to disregard your appointments or your logical reality. You have to do that, because you have not learned to fully live in the NOW. Until you make this transition, you will do what you have to do. And then for a time, you will be in a state of awareness in which you will see the two worlds, the world of logic and the world that is beyond logic. And then there will be an integration of these two without conflict. If I have to cancel a program, there will be no conflict. I integrate eventualities with ease, and the impact of it will also be with ease. Logically it may not make sense to you, but when you live in the NOW reality, you will understand that you have only to gain by moving past logic. So it is important every day that you have to live the NOW for some time. That is why I created an email newsletter program for you to get out of your mundane awareness. And for one minute as you read the email, you live in a different dimension. The advantage of being in the NOW is that it can speed up your progress. The mind has the tendency to delay things for no reason. It doesn’t want anything right NOW or even tomorrow or even after a month. You want things to happen in the distant future. The reason why the mind always feels comfortable visualizing things happening in the dim future is that the mind is conditioned by time. 79


Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side Accelerate the Materialization of Your Fantasy

Everything on this earth-plane takes time. You sow a seed, and the seed takes time to sprout. And then it takes time for the sprout to grow into a tree. Many years elapse between the time that you sow the seed and when it becomes the tree. Similarly, the growth of a baby into an adult takes time. This is also true with the money situation. Most people get paid either weekly or every other week; others get paid on a monthly basis. Those who get paid on a monthly basis must wait 30 days before they get paid. Introducing a concept like NOW is alien to the mind; it makes the mind uncomfortable. The mind says that NOW is fantasy, not reality. But the most important thing that the mind has to understand is that fantasy and reality are not very different. The day that your fantasies gain enough strength to become reality within your own consciousness, then there is no distinction between fantasy and reality. Fantasy is phenomenon not yet realized. Reality is a realized fantasy. So you have to make every fantasy of yours become real. And I want you to do this within the structure of the NOW, within the Divine moment. Make use of the Divine moment to conceive of the fantasy. Then the fantasy gets realized soon. So you always have to get into the NOW in order to accelerate the process. The NOW has the energy to accelerate the materialization of your fantasy. It has a Divine energy that transcends time, that transcends logic, that transcends the conceptual constraints of the human mind. So it is terribly important that we live in the NOW. Sometimes once in a day or many times within a few hours, we are able to get into the NOW. And within the NOW, we will challenge everything that we have created for the day. Be Divine Today

When you wake up in the morning, just get into the NOW: 80


“I am in the NOW.” Be without obligations just for a few moments, because it’s the obligations you have set out for yourself during the day that cause you to act and follow a certain schedule. You are going to follow a certain schedule, but what I want you to do as you wake is to say to yourself, “God, I want to be Divine today. I don’t want to be human anymore. Give me an opportunity so that all things can be changed, and I can live afresh.” Then you will feel bliss. Then you will not feel that you are a victim. Then you will feel that every moment is NOW. And you will begin to celebrate life. It is the Divine right for every human being to be able to live spontaneously in the NOW. Just float. While you are still engaged in doing things which you have created, just float in the NOW. Do not carry anything very deep within you which creates time. Just float. If you learn to float, there are a lot of possibilities for you in this lifetime. Only when you feel that you are stuck, things go wrong. First, you feel that you are inside within your mind, then you create the outside. If you are not stuck inside, you are not stuck outside. That’s the bottom line. Don’t complain about others. Don’t complain about destiny. Don’t complain about anything. If you have to complain about someone, complain about yourself. Because you are not living in the NOW. And it doesn’t cost you any money to live in the NOW. It is your own action. It is your own mind that you need to control. Suppress the mind and then get into the NOW. And when you live in the NOW, God lives in you. God not only lives in you, you become God. But you refuse to accept that. You love to identify yourself with the human-ness. You embrace limitation. You are afraid of de-limitation. You are not afraid of a society which identifies itself with human limitations. And if someone calls himself a God, society is against that person. This happened in the life of 81

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side Jesus when Jesus started calling himself God. People stoned him because it was blasphemous to equate oneself with God. Now You Can Make Changes

Yet the Bible says that God created man in His own image. So you have everything within you. All that you need to do is get rid of your ego. Your ego is responsible for the separation between you and God. The moment you bring in the energy of NOW, you can effect a lot of changes in your life. You can diffuse your diseases because a disease is something of the past that hangs on to the body because the body is in the past. The body cannot move, and it has caught hold of an idea in the past. Because of the material nature of the body, it clings onto the idea and lives that idea of sickness for a certain time. But you can educate the body to diffuse that idea by diffusing the concept of time. You can cause the body to live in the NOW as well. The body has to live the NOW. Once the body begins to live the NOW, then the disease which was created in the past disappears. So, people have to be systematically taught how the body can live the NOW. How the cells of the body can be trained to remain in the NOW. The cells also think. It is not only the brain that thinks. The cells are also bound by the concept of time. The cells must think: NOW... NOW... NOW... NOW... NOW. When the cells pick up the NOW, they lose interest in the old concept, and they will begin to live in the Divine energy. The same thing can be applied to relationships. One morning I received a call, and not a very uncommon call at that. This is one of the many calls that I receive: ‘Dr Pillai, am I goingto marry this person? My heart is drawn to him. What do you say? Can you get into a Divine sphere and tell me whether thisperson is out there for me? When am I going to marry him?’ And I tell say, ‘Look, it is your decision. It is not his deci82


sion. If you want to marry him, then marry him and have that experience. But, one thing you must understand, that once you get close you may not even want the experience. Every experience is a game that you are playing. But without playing games there is no life. So play games, but play intelligently. Remember, you should not make your life’s happiness dependent on anything other than your own consciousness.’ Your consciousness is full. It is completely full. It doesn’t need any experience whatsoever to make it happy or unhappy. It is beyond happiness or unhappiness. It is bliss. However, being conditioned by the body-mind, you are seeking some experience. Go and have that experience, but no experience is going to give you ultimate happiness. Ultimate happiness is the realization of the soul’s true nature. Everything is a game. Continue to play the game, but play it well. Be Like God

God manifests things as soon as the thought comes into His mind. This is called manifestation in the NOW. It is a simple and joyful process. For human beings, manifestation of desired objects is a complex process which does not happen in the NOW. We need to create an action and wait until it is complete to manifest things. For instance, if we need money we first needto create a job or business to generate income, or we have to borrow from someone. However, the requirement of an action to manifest material reality appears to be redundant. In God’s consciousness the thought and its object exist in blissful union.God switches back and forth between thought and object withutmost ease. Who is this guy, God? Where does He live? How can we learn this technique? God lives within you as the non-ego consciousness without any identity whatsoever. We can learn 83

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side God’s consciousness if we can get rid of our ego-self. We need innocence and purity at the Heart—we need to be utterly simple and honest. With that, manifestation becomes easy. Human beings are unable to conceive of the NOW of God, which is also the Eternal Now. This is because human consciousness believes and lives in linear reality—a past, present and future which are spread out in a line on the earth-plane in a time-space continuum. We love the drama of life which consists of love and longing, and success and failure. The Truth about Time, however, is that everything is in the NOW. You don’t need to wait for the future to manifest things—you can manifest right NOW. Nevertheless, you don’t want to manifest NOW because you are afraid and unsure of many things. This checklist will help you to identify the problems: 1. Afraid of success because of its newness and unfamiliarity. 2. Satisfied with the current state of affairs and do not want to venture into something new. 3. Afraid of hurting others. 4. Skeptical of success. 5. Lazy and lack motivation. 6. Lack the resources. 7. Lack the qualifications. You might want to go over and over the checklist to identify your problem. Maybe none of these categories describe your situation very well. This checklist will, however, help you look at yourself more closely. Write down what you think are the problems that delay manifestation for you. Sincerely pray to have these problems dissolved “in Dr Pillai’s name.” Praying like that is like putting your request into a microwave to get it resolved faster. Ask yourself the question every hour or two during the day, “Why am I not manifesting NOW?” Keep a 84


journal and review it on a weekly basis. MORNING TECHNIQUE

Practice Chaotic Breathing for two minutes. Exhale continually with vigor and visualize all the impurities leaving the body. Practice the Ham Sa breathing technique for three minutes. Exhale with both nostrils and mentally say, “Ham.” Then inhale with both nostrils and mentally say, “Sa.” Practice the “Looking Up” meditation for five minutes. Keep the eyes closed and raise the eyeballs up as high as you can. Pretend that you are watching the top of the sky. Imagine that there are two parallel lines emanating from the eyes, and these go straight up into the sky. Follow the two lines up as high as you can. Bring the two lines together to find the point of infinity. Now feel the connection between the point of infinity and the third eye between the two eyebrows. Now feel the channel that runs from the third eye and then down the spine to the base of the spine. Practice the “Ah” meditation for 10 minutes. The sound “Ah” I received directly from the Siddha Nandi. In the Hindu world, Nandi is depicted in the form of an enlightened bull. Just as the Greeks have a story of Prometheus who stole fire from heaven, Nandi kind of stole this “Ah” technique from Kailash (Siva’s heaven) because of his compassion for the suffering of humanity. So, we are very grateful to him for this “Ah” meditation. The whole world now knows this sound through the efforts of Dr. Wayne Dyer, whom I authorized a few years ago to teach the technique in his seminars. Close your eyes... Keep your hands still. Don’t move your hands. We are going to play a trick with our own mind. Just pretend that you have lost the ability to move the hands. It’s a pretension. And although you may want to move the hands, you can’t move them. It’s a pretension. 85

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This is an exercise to make you understand how powerful your consciousness is. Give yourself these directions: You can’t move your hands. You can’t move your hands. Repeat one time. The hands are not moving. Repeat one time. Now feel the energy that is coursing through your hands. Feel the energy. You can’t move your hands. The hands feel like rocks. Repeat one time. Now slowly, slowly open your eyes, but don’t move your hands. Now give back the consciousness to the hands and move them. This exercise will convince you that the mind is a very powerful mechanism. Yet this only sets the stage for going beyond the mind. When you remain completely still, when every part of the body remains still, the mind will disappear. Ah...Siddhi Consciousness

When the mind disappears, then you have access to different forms of consciousness. Siddhi is one out of the several forms of superconsciousness. It is through the Siddhi consciousness that one can manifest quickly. Now, the Siddhi consciousness has its own language, certain key words that characterize the Siddhi consciousness. We will consider some of the key words or key sounids in the Siddhi consciousness. The Siddhas maintain that the sound “Ah” has the ability to conceive, meaning to conceive both an idea as well as a physical conception. The conception of a baby or the conception of an idea, both are done by the sound “Ah.” When the “Ah” is used


in a particular way, you set the creative energy to action. The sound “Ah” creates a lot of material force which exhibits both on the level of your mind and on the level of your body. There is a secret here. The “Ah” has to be used in a certain way for then it opens a pathway between the third eye and your sex center. The “Ah” starts at the sex center and goes into the third eye and then from the third eye it returns to the sex center. When you do this exercise with “Ah,” you will be able to find a channel within you opening up which is now available for your experience. Previously, you may not have used it consciously. We use it unconsciously whenever we say, “Ah.” Joy is associated with “Ah.” When you leave the mind and experience even a sexual ecstasy... “Ah.” What happens is the sound opens up the channel between the sex enter and the third eye. When the energy is released through the sex center, it results in procreation. When it is released through the third eye it is realized as recreation meaning that any thought that comes into the third eye by that time is realized. You are very fortunate that this teaching is made available to the general public, and I hope you take full advantage of it to create a better life for yourself and others. I have special permission to release this into the West. Previously, this has been kept secret, even within the tradition of the Siddhas. The principle is that procreation is not very different from creation of material object or things you desire. The same energy is used, but you release it from different centers of the body. In both cases when you do this sound “Ah,” it creates a sense of joy and expansion within you when you recite it. When you recite it in your meditation, you’ll have to raise the sound from your sex center and be sure to do it with a joyous feeling, not cerebrally. This is not intellectual knowledge, but a technique that requires authentic emotion and true desires. 87


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Let’s practice “Ah.” Now imagine the sound going into the third eye in between the eyebrows as you recite “Ah.” You have to do it with emotion. Just listen how I recite “Ah.” Let’s do it together “Ah.” Now whisper it “Ah.” Now whisper “Ah” three times. Now in the third eye the sound, “Ooh.” Let’s do another recitation. Close your eyes. “Ooh.” “Ooh” is the next stage in the material formation of the world. First it starts with “Ah,” and then it becomes “Ooh.” So, when we recite “Ooh,” we are entering into the second stage in materializing pure energy. Let’s do it again: “Ooh.” Let your whole body vibrate to the sound “Ooh.” Now make the whole world vibrate with the sound “Ooh,” the trees, the building, everything around is vibrating to the sound “Ooh” as you recite “Ooh.” Continue to do “Ooh.” Now while you are reciting “Ooh,” close your eyes. Subtly bring into your consciousness the things you want to manifest, but it should not be done in an overly pronounced way. Do this visualization very subtly as a passionate feeling to create the things you want to manifest within the consciousness. While you are reciting “Ooh,” subtly think about the things you want to manifest. “Ooh.” Now, go back to “Ah.” When you do the “Ah,” also bring in the thought you want to manifest into physical reality. “Ah.” Now go to “Ooh.” MORNING MEDITATION

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the energy rising from your sex center up to your third eye. Then, introduce the thought you want to manifest into your third eye and continue to chant “Ah,” embracing your manifestation with all desire and emotion. For the next few minutes, chant “Ooh” at the third eye and fill out the manifestation— see it, touch it, feel it, smell it, taste it. For the last few minutes, chant “Ma” and know that the manifestation has taken materialform; it is already here. Stay positive about this. Keep a confident attitude toward the manifestation. EVENING MEDITATION

Begin with ten minutes of the Thiru Neela Kantam meditation. For the first five minutes, mentally say, “Thiru Neela Kantam” and picture three arrows of light piercing the brain and penetrating through to the heart. For the next five minutes, mentally say, “Thiru Neela Kantam” and focus on your throat, visualizing a blue color. Imagine your karma escaping through your throat.  Meditate using the Yogic Sleep CD.  Practice the following contemplation upon waking up: “What unlimited possibilities could happen today?” Visualize some outrageous possibilities filling with beautiful opportunities.  Practice the following contemplation before bed: ‘What have I been thinking about today? Do I want these thoughts to be my reality?’  Practice the following during awareness times: Bring Trishulam into your awareness consistently during these awareness times. Say it at least five times, either out loud or inwardly. 1. Upon waking up. 2. Before every meal. 3. Before bed. 89

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Select one object, event, or opportunity that is reasonably attainable in the near future and would create the biggest impact in your life. Visualize your manifestation at the third eye with great emotion. It is important to understand what market is there for your ideas. If there is no market, do not pursue that idea. Find out where your strengths are. Find out what is going to be out there for you. Everyone is different. I have written earlier of my studies of Vedic astrology. I have found this ancient esoteric science to be surprisingly helpful for many people. Some of you may want to go a Vedic astrologer and find out what area in your life would most benefit from you taking a risk. Others may have an intuitive sense of where they need toapply their courage. Ask yourself, “What is out there for me?” This is very important to know. You will be surprised to know that your heart’s desire and what you learn from the astrologer are going to be the same. Vedic astrology is just a reflection ofyour own destiny. Don’t Waste Time

Do not waste time. I have repeatedly told people, “Waiting is a waste of time.” Make up your mind. Time will pass by, and you will not progress. You should be very, very conscious. If you have spent a day that is like every other day, that is a crime. You have not lived up to the expectation of your soul. Your soul’s desire is for you to become fully conscious. Do not fall into the trap of unconsciousness, the trap of karma. I encourage people to get a beeping watch so they can check themselves every hour. This is such a great tool to help you stay alert and conscious. Set the watch to beep once an hour. When the watch chimes, you take an honest look at how you have spent the hour which just passed. Use the beep to remind you to repeat the mantra(s) you are working with, even if it is just 90


silently. Do the affirmations which will bring you back into the timeless reality. It is very easy to change your life if you commit yourself to the risk-taking aspect sound. Do not follow the normal pace. If you do not take care of your destiny, then destiny will take care of you! Make up your mind right NOW. Do not allow time to pass by. Once you have made a decision, you have to remain gungho. I will provide you with all the spiritual help that is needed to enable you to progress with these tools. Have a picture of me and look in my eyes. You will have an instantaneous transformation—because I do not represent any part of the normal life on this earth-plane. That is what I can offer you, silently; words are not needed. You will come within my vision and there is transformation. I am empowering every sound, every technique, and every suggestion in this book with a tremendous spiritual power. I came here to help humanity—global change, individual change. They will come together. I encourage you to do yourpart. You cannot afford to waste time. I have immense compassion for you because I know how hard it is on the earth-plane just to get by. Ignorance comes and envelops you. You are with me as long as you turn to me with open hands. I am fully available to you. This statement is the most important part of this book. I will send you incredible opportunities in life. Just look to me, and I will look to you. Having kept me in your consciousness, there is no way you will fall into mediocrity, because you will become as you think. When you focus on an enlightened teacher, that light comes into you. The Right Idea

Everything boils down to having the right idea. Once the right idea comes into your mind and you begin to act on it, you find that results are inevitable. Most important, just being in my presence will give you 91

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side incredible courage to embrace the risk. You will not learn this the hard way if you use the techniques I have given you. Courage will flow through you. Look at my picture and carry this with you all the time. Courage Comes from the Divine

It is very important to break away from mediocrity. Mediocrity equals lethargy and an unwillingness to experiment. It is a condition of low energy. No one who subscribes to consensus reality ever made a difference in his or her life. Everyone needs courage to explore new things. Courageous people become exemplary. Be prepared to undertake this journey of exploring and being adventurous through risk-taking. What makes you avoid risk are your old concepts of safety and security. In order to make significant changes you must take risks. Before you risk, see the pros and cons. Do not take blind risk. This is the practical side. On the spiritual side, first you need courage that comes from the Divine Source. The Divine, in order to help you, gives you courage. It encourages you by saying, “Come on, do this.” The heart knows better than the head. Love belongs to the heart. It is the greatest Intelligence, not the intellect. The intellect can give reasoning, but love is Intelligence. And Intelligence belongs to the Divine. M AN T RA: T R IS H UL A M (PRONOUNCED: TRE-SHU-LAM)

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Left nostril Tip of the tongue Middle of the tongue Back of the tongue, tonsils and throat Third eye. VISUALIZATION

Visualize the trident, a three-pronged weapon. This weapon will give you courage. Put pictures of a trident around, and let the power of this symbol sink in deeply. We see the trident in many places as a symbol of great confidence: King Neptune has a trident; the U.S. Navy SEALS use the trident on their pin.Some of you may want to get pictures of Lord Siva sitting with a trident. To meditate on this form as a mandala or yantra brings courage. For the positive energies of meditation to flow properly, you must have an attitude that is victorious, triumphant, and confident. You must bring up your courage, get your “yang” up to fully engage in successful risk-taking. Trishulam is the mantra for courage and for ending mediocrity. “Tri” in this mantra invokes the trident which is carried by Lord Siva. So Trishulam invokes an archetypal symbol representing courage and ending mediocrity. Use the following prayer every day upon awakening: I don’t want an unceremonious life. I don’t want an uneventful day. I deny mediocrity. Trishulam will open courage for you to live a new life. Use this mantra with a specific goal in mind. Do not use this encouragement to take risks that forego common sense. There is the case of a woman who went out and bought a car on a loan that she could not really afford. She thought this risk was the kind of risk being spoken about. To compound the situation, she did not buy theft insurance, and the car was stolen. She was left with a four-year new car loan d Thi i i k ki hi i f li h A d 93

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appiness and comfort are two different categories. Money can give comforts—a nice car, a beautiful home, relaxing vacations, and so forth, but not necessarily happiness. Happiness comes out of doing what one likes. Happiness is an expression of one’s own heart. The key input is that opening the heart chakra is important for a free flow of emotions that lead to happiness. In general, that’s why Nietzche said, “I could only believe in a God that would know how to dance.” The joyous, celebratory energies of song, dance and music are sources of happiness. This chapter presents some spiritual tools for you to have both happiness and material comforts in abundance. To start with, I want you to look at issues concerning your practical needs on this earth-plane. I want to make your life easier. As embodied beings, we all require that the body be kept healthy, and this body needs to be fulfilled. A primary requirement that everyone has is comfortable roof over your head. I know that different people want different life styles, but everyone must have, at least conceptually, an idea of a comfortable house. One’s soul remembers how it lived in a past life and wants to create the same situation now. Because of past life bad karma, 95

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side there is suffering in this life. Once you pay for it, you can get back to the original place: joy. The moment you focus on comfort, you attract a nice home, a nice car, and the comforts of life. I want to give manifestation tools to everyone who will make a commitment that they are going to square things away in two areas: house and car. You have to have the consciousness established of having a beautiful house and a car you genuinely would enjoy to drive. You have to be committed to authentic desires for these tools to work. Don’t Limit Your Imagination

I am going to give you some real life examples. Some time ago, I was being video taped, and in that particular taping session, I focused on the issue of owning a house. After the tape session was over, the gentleman who was video taping me began to understand the misconceptions he had about his own housing situation. All his life he had lived in New York City. The general thinking in New York City is that if you live in New York City, you don’t need a house. So many people live in New York City with this concept that the best you can hope for in a New York City housing situation is to be cramped within a little tiny, studio apartment. The first important thing is to get out of limited thinking in which you have concluded that you are living in Manhattan and that you are not eligible for a larger living space. You have to break this concept before you make any kind of changes. Once you have settled for living in a small studio apartment, whether it is in New York City or Virginia Beach, then there is usually no possibility for your making any change to live in a bigger space. So the first thing you have to do is remove these misconceptions about not needing a larger space. The truth is a larger space gives you more freedom. You can have a room for your meditation, you can have a room for your studies, you can have a room for meeting people, etc. This is a much nicer reality 96


than a cramped studio apartment. Don’t put a cap or limitation on your imagination. Any cap you have on your imagination is arbitrary and comes from your own negativity. This negativity you may have picked up through your parents/grandparents/religious conditioning or other sources. So, the first step that you have to do is to remove your limited thinking. Consciously dismiss these misconceptions about housing. It is very important to do this. Once you have broken the limitations on your imagination, you can go and build a new reality. First, you have to do the homework to allow this to happen. As I told you, this story is a real life example. The man who video taped me was able to buy a house within six months. Previously, he was not able to buy a house because he lived in this limited thinking that since he lived in New York City he should be satisfied to live in a cramped, small rented space. When he removed his misconceptions, he gave the Divine forces an opportunity to work. This is an important point: give the Divine forces an opportunity to work. When you say, “I have no money,” or other negative statements, you freeze reality. Make provision for things to happen in the Now. Time is an illusion. Don’t stop the blessings. They are already available in the NOW. You block the blessings through your own perceptions. You have to really open up your mind. This is the beginning step for everyone who desires to move into his or her ideal home. Unfortunately, the mind wants to go in logical sequences. It doesn’t want to go to the end result right at the beginning. You must conceive of outrageous outcomes. You can have everything in the NOW provided you make a commitment to a different kind of thinking. This is accomplished through the science of spirituality. Spirit is unlimited. It is only matter that is limited. With spirit everything is possible. We have to bring spirituality back into our lives. Being spiritual means being positive, being unlimited, being joyous forever and 97

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Most people have been taught that life is suffering. This is all wrong thinking, wrong teaching. We have to get back to our own original unlimited Self, which is pure, unending joy. This will be part of our consciousness as we move into the next millennium. Currently, many people have become specialists in impossibilities. “Forget it; I can’t afford it right now. I can’t even afford a two-bedroom apartment. How do you think I can buy a house?” The moment you have said this to yourself, you will never be able to buy a house, because you are being negative. Somewhere something has gone deeply wrong within us if we cannot even wish good things for ourselves. We cannot wish that we could have a beach house. Why not? Because the logickicks in, “No, no, there is no money.” Money is not needed. What is needed is just the pure desire to have a house. Once the desire is there, then you can manifest it. This is the bottom line. How can you get that desire into your consciousness? That is the key issue. There are spiritual techniques that change the very core of your consciousness so that you will be able to alter your negativity. Change your life through your own spirituality. Use spirituality principles to enhance your practical life on this earth-plane. Squaring Things Away

The number four represents the square, the geometrical figure of the square. There is an expression in English, “to square away.” This is an important expression. “I have to square this,” means: I’m going to make it completed. Squaring here is used as a metaphor for clarifying something. When you look at a square, it is the most perfect geometric form. If you take one line out of the square it is incomplete. Sacred geometry exists but we have lost touch with it. The classical Greeks knew sacred 98


geometry; the sages of India were specialists in it. They have known the use of sacred geometry from very ancient times. If you have an understanding of the square in your consciousness, then you will find that it leads to your settling many of the issues that are related to matter. Housing is the most fundamental of these issues. Once you have a house, then you need a car. Your house and your car are a reflection of your consciousness expressed in physical reality. Consciousness is everything. Once you have the consciousness, then you can change anything. Whatever you put in your consciousness will manifest. If you put a junky car in your consciousness, a junky apartment in your consciousness, these will manifest for you. Don’t blame God; don’t blame your destiny; don’t blame your lack of education. Don’t blame anyone or anything. If you have to blame someone, blame yourself. To blame someone is a cop-out. There is nobody to blame. You are the creator of all these dramas. You can create a good drama or a bad drama, but you have to take responsibility for whatever you create. There is never a period in your life that you are a victim. You are never a victim. You can just walk out and say, “Goodbye, I can’t take this misery any more. I have just committed myself to happiness, to unending happiness.” Then you realize it is in your life. It is very important to understand how powerful you are. Rather than complain to others about being a victim to this situation, realize that you are not a victim. You are going to square away these things. I will give you another example. There was a woman I met in Pasadena, California many years ago. She came to me and said, “Dr Pillai, I want to buy a house next year.” I said, “Why do you want to buy it next year?” She said, “It is because ofpractical concerns.” She explained she had just gotten a job and needed to save up money for a down payment. In her mind, bynext year, she would have money saved up to be able to buy a 99

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side house. She could decide to buy a house even before one year was up. She was not giving opportunity to other forces, beyond her control, to work in her favor. Think about this. You may lose your job within a year. Then you may not be able to buy the house at all. I am not saying that you should not plan. You should plan. Everyone should plan. But you should also make provision for things to happen momentarily because time is an illusion. When you decide not to buy a house sooner, you are not allowing things to happen. You are stopping the timeless blessings. Unfortunately, the mind wants to proceed in logical sequences. It does not want to go to the end result right at the beginning. I have come here to this earth-plane in order to promote outrageous thinking. I have come here to give you thinking outside of time. I have come here to tell you how you can have everything in an hour, provided you make a commitment to a different kind of thinking. Being Spiritual Means Being Positive

All this I am going to do, not through the modern sciences you now know, but through a science that challenges your understanding. It is the science of spirituality. Spirit is unlimited. It is only matter that is limited. With spirit, everything is possible. That is why we have to bring spirituality back into our lives. Being spiritual means being positive. Being unlimited. Being joyous forever, and ever, and ever. We cannot even conceive that we can be joyous forever because we have been taught that life is suffering. It is all wrong thinking, wrong teaching. We have to get back to our own, original, unlimited self, which is just joy, never ending joy that will be part of our consciousness as we move into a new era. In the new millenium, we are going to learn new sciences, which are in fact old sciences from the Wisdom Traditions. 100


By incorporating this ancient wisdom into our lives, we can change things that we now think are impossible. We have become specialists in “impossibilities,” as in “Forget it; I cannot afford it right now. I can’t even afford a two bedroom apartment so how can you think that I can have a house?” The moment you think these thoughts you will not buy a house because you are negative. It is because logic kicks in: “No, no there is no money to do all these things”. Let me tell you again: Money is not needed to buy a house. What is needed is a pure desire to own a house and once that desire is there you can manifest it. That is the bottom line. How can you get that desire into your consciousness? This is the key issue. I am going to teach you some spiritual techniques that will change your soul. The very core of your consciousness will change so that you will innately be able to alter your negativity. The secret of manifestation is having an open heart. Manifestation based on spiritual principles involves developinga doubt-free faith. Everything I do in this book has a deeper purpose. I can go on and on explaining to you how I structured this, but I am not going to do it because it is not necessary. All that I want you to do is just follow some of these things that I ask you to do in this book. Applied Spiritual Science

I am going to help you change your life mostly through spiritual technology. I just want you to be conscious of one thing: the number four. It represents the geometrical figure, the square. We are going to square things away! If you have an understanding of the square in your consciousness, you will find that it leads to your having to settle many issues that are related to matter. Housing is one. Housing is the most fundamental. Cut out squares and put them everywhere—on the refrigerator, on your books, in your bathroom, wherever you can, so 101

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side that you can look at the square often. By looking at the square, you can square away many things in your life. Just by looking at squares, so many things can get corrected. Sacred geometry can change the very structure of your consciousness. It can correct certain misconceptions that you have had which resulted in your lack of comfort. Visualizing What You Need

Once you have the house, you need a car. This chapter gives techniques where you change your car consciousness. I have a very strange reputation of giving new cars to my students. It all happened when I first started a program a few years ago because people needed to change their consciousness about cars. When I first started one of my year-long Personal Transformation Programs, one woman, in the second week, bought a Mercedes. Before the program ended, at least three other people in the program bought Mercedes-Benzes. That happened because they were able to get that desire into their consciousness. Consciousness is everything. Once you have the right consciousness, it can change everything. When I first went to California, I met an engineer. He came to pick me up in his old pick-up truck. He had such a bad consciousness. He told me that the truck had been with him for twelve years. It was a miserable experience for me because he had to put my luggage in the back, and there was rain while we were driving to his house, and my luggage got wet. I had to make him aware of the mistakes he was making with regard to his car consciousness. Within two months of working with the techniques, he boughta Mercedes. Whatever you put in your consciousness will manifest. So, if you put a junky car or a junky apartment in your consciousness, don’t blame God, don’t blame destiny, don’t blame your lack of education. Do not blame anyone. If you have to blame someone, blame yourself. To blame someone else is a cop out. 102


There is no one else to blame. You are the creator of all these dramas. You can create a good drama or a bad drama. But you have to take responsibility for whatever you create. Don’t say you are a victim of circumstances. One is never a victim. You can just walk out. You can just say, “That’s it, I cannot handle this misery anymore. I have just committed myself to happiness.” Then you will realize it in your life. It is very important to realize how powerful you are. Make a decision that you are going to square away these things. That is why I want every one of you to make a commitment in this chapter that you will square away things. Most people don’t have good houses or nice cars. But some of you may want to establish a new consciousness permitting these. Say to yourself, “I am going to have a beautiful house and a beautiful car. Once you have talked your mind into it, it willhappen. If not now, maybe a year later. I remember one lady who was following my teachings got so upset because she was driving a car worth about $400. I saw her walking out of the seminar room and kicking her car. She said to her car, “You represent my consciousness, and I do not want you!” She was literally kicking her car. Do you know what happened? The following day, her mother called and said, “I had a huge check come in from someone who I thought would not pay back the money [owed]. The first thing I want to do is to get rid of my old Cadillac and buy a new Cadillac car. I am going to give you my old Cadillac for free because I do not need it.” The woman from my class was amazed how well the technique worked for her! Focus on the Square

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the square and the number four contain energies which complete material formation. Squares or rectangles give a solid foundation for material life. You must establish this square consciousness within yourself. Draw a square. Carry a square and put it on the refrigerator, on your books, on your table-—wherever it will enable you to look at it frequently. By looking at the square, you are going to square many things in your life. This is what sacred geometry is going to do for you. Just by looking at squares, so many things will correct themselves. I am considering developing computer programs to introduce sacred geometry and how it can change the very structure of your being and how it can correct certain misconceptions that you have had, which are the causes for your current discomforts. If you don’t have a house, if you don’t have a good body, if you don’t have a good car, then something has gone wrong. What has gone wrong is that you have an amorphous consciousness. Your consciousness is not supporting any form. So, we are going to create a form here for you to focus on because form is clarity. Understand this: clarity and form are synonymous. You will get clarity just by looking at a square which is a very structured form. So, first, you have to have an authentic desire. Put this square in your consciousness. Actually draw a square. I am also going to give you a meditation. This is another meditation involving the goddess of wealth, Lakshmi. We will continue to use certain symbols which belong to our archetypal consciousness that will aid you in creating prosperity consciousness. The whole meditation is a proactive mental therapy. The images are strong symbols that will directly involve your unconscious. It is very important to work with the unconscious. This is to your advantage. To work with the unconscious is to work in the

realm of miracles or outrageous thinking. We need to change reality right now. We are not going to just sit and say, “Let me wait for a year to get my down payment. These things are going to take time.” Those of you who have been around me and are working with my CD of affirmations know I have said repeatedly, “Waiting is a waste of time.” Just get this idea into your consciousness. We don’t want to wait. We want it right now. The moment you make a decision, “I want it now,” you will begin creating what you ask for.




Now I am going to take you step-by-step into a meditation that involves using many deep archetypal symbols. Lakshmi herself is an energy giving you direction. The word Lakshmi in Sanskrit has many meanings, but one of the primary meanings is that it gives direction. It is important to have direction. If youdo not have direction you will not go anywhere. Supposing youare going to Cleveland, Ohio and you don’t have directions to Cleveland, Ohio, so then you will end up going somewhere else. Why? You will go somewhere else because you do not have thedirections. So, Lakshmi is going to give you the directions you need. She will give you directions for squaring things away. Thisis a very, very ancient science. Following this science, you willnot have difficulty in manifesting things in your life. All that I request is that you be committed to the instructions, committedto using the sounds. VISUALIZATION MEDITATION

Now, let’s do this meditation. You can either lie down or sit comfortably. Close your eyes. Ignore all your thoughts. Thoughts will come and go. They are just aberrations.

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side You are not going to identify yourself with any of the thoughts. Let them check in and check out. Don’t move your body. Keep your body still. Think of a mountain, which never moves. Imagine yourself as a mountain. Don’t move. The mountain does not move. The mountain represents the highest consciousness as it is quite still. That is why gods are said to live in the mountains. In Sanskrit, mountain is achala (pronounced: ack-ALA). Mountain, mountain, mountain: achala, achala, achala. These sounds are very important for the unconscious. Don’t move. Don’t move. Imagine the mountain has two broad wings. Now, the wings are spread. I am going to cut off the wings of the mountain so that the mountain cannot fly. Now the wings are cut off. Achala. Achala. Achala. Perfect non-movement. Now, I am going to give you an experience of movement. Visualize a milky ocean, an ocean full of milk. Picture an ocean not of salty water, but see an ocean of white milk. The waves are white, milky white. It is a white, endless, milky ocean. In the middle of this milky ocean, you see some movement, right in the middle. You see some bubbles. From out of this ocean of milk you see the goddess Lakshmi coming out from the depth of the ocean. 106


She has a light body; she is very radiant; her body is gold in color. Her body is pure gold, and you can see the radiance from out of the milky ocean as she is coming out. She is sitting on a sweet-smelling lotus flower, and you look at her crown, for she is wearing a golden crown. Look at her face. She is very beautiful. She has four arms. She is sitting on this lotus flower. Now, her eyes are closed as she fully emerges out of this milky ocean. She is opening her eyes. She looks at you. As she looks at you, two rays of light emerge out of her eyes and fall into your eyes. You are transformed. You are now in communion with the goddess Lakshmi! Receive her energy. Square away your consciousness. Then there are other happenings right on this milky ocean. You see, by the side of Lakshmi, on her right side, an elephant. This elephant is a magical white elephant. You see another white elephant on her other side. A little farther away you see a money tree come out of this ocean. You go close to this money tree. The leaves are golden. This money tree has a special ability to grant your wishes. You just go and hug the tree. You are going to go and talk to the gold leaves. Now make a prayer to the leaves in the money tree. 107

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side You want the tree in your own house. You pray to the tree to give you abundance, material abundance, abundance in terms of money, for you need abundant money. Now you see another phenomenon taking place, and this isa moon coming out of this milky ocean. It is a full moon. The moon is rising. It goes up right into the sky. Now you see something else taking place right on this milky ocean. You see a magical white horse. The horse has wings like a Pegasus. It looks so beautiful. You have all these images of Lakshmi looking at you. The rays of light from Lakshmi’s eyes are beaming into your eyes. ˙ Now say these sounds repeatedly: SHREEM, SHREENG, SIRIYUM, SIRIYUNG. Your square consciousness is getting completed as you chant these four sounds. Visualize a square and at the bottom of the square on the left side of the square ~ SHREEM ~ the top of square ~ SHREENG ~ the right side of the square, SIRIYUM, the left side of the square, SIRIYUNG. Receive the Light from Lakshmi’s eyes. Ooooouuuuummmmm. Shanti. Shanti. Shanti. Keep your eyes closed. Relax. Slowly, slowly, come back to yourself. DRAWING A SQUARE TECHNIQUE

Another technique is to use a piece of paper and a pen or pencil. You are going to draw a square on the paper and visualize inside a square the desired manifestation, such as a car or a house. Make your visualization very specific.


Chant the mantra as you to build the square: Draw in the bottom of the square. Draw in the left side of the square. Draw in the top of the square. Draw in the right side of the square. Keep chanting continuously as you draw the square. Build a strong visual image of the manifestation inside the square. Continue chanting. Let the mantra penetrate the visualization. This process will “square away” the manifestation. You are working with the sacred geometry of squares. Some people ask, “What color should the square be?” It doesn’t matter, although you could use red because red is the color of attraction. Others ask me, “Should I use a box to represent the square?” No, the box is a cube, a different geometric form. The square is four-sided. Just Do It

Now that I have given you the techniques, I could go on and on and explain to you for many pages how these specific symbols work. But it is not important. If you go to a doctor, he may give you medicine for an ailment you may have. However, he doesn’t necessarily explain everything to you about how the medicine is going to work. All he does is to tell you to take this pill, twice a day. It is the same with this meditation. Just follow this meditation, follow the sounds, and follow the images. The most important thing is to carry positive, healthy, body consciousness; positive house consciousness; and positive car consciousness throughout your daily life. I have people come up to me after I given these sounds for material comforts and say, “I’ve been on a spiritual path for a long time, and I’m confused. How can it be okay to want things 109


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like a Mercedes and a luxurious home and still be spiritual?” Be assured ALL of the techniques for manifestation in this book are based on enhancing your spirituality and cultivating your relationship with the Divine. For those who are comfortable focusing on the feminine aspect of the Divine, you may want to put some pictures of Lakshmi around. For those wanting a deeper connection with Lakshmi’s energy, know that chanting to Lakshmi on Friday evenings is very powerful, especially between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. If you focus on Lakshmi during that time and light a candle and offer the candle to her picture or statue. Place 108 pink flower petals before her picture or statue as you chant Om Shreem Swaha with each petal. This will increase the flow of her blessingsfor material comforts. You can usually get 108 petals out of four to five plump carnations, for example. You don’t need to remove the petals ahead of time; you can pluck them off the flower for each repetition. (People can also use mala beads to help them count the flower petals/mantra repetitions. I explain more about mala beads in Chapter 15.) Some people pluck the petals and place them in a bowl beforehand and then take then out one at a time for the offering. There is not a hard and fast way to do this. Be sensible about what works for you! Handling the flower petals brings you in contact with a very pure vibration, and I have already explained in Chapter 3 something about the connection between flowers and other dimensions. There are many beautiful esoteric secrets regarding flowers, and I suggest some of these will open up for you if you work faithfully with this technique. This is a gesture some people like to do to honor the sacred use of these flowers. When the flower petals have dried up, do not discard them in the trash. Flowers that have been used in spiritual offerings can be scattered onto the earth, someplace where people will not walk on them, and they will just recycle

into the earth. Some people who live in city apartments with no yard, collect their used flower offerings into a paper or plastic bag and scatter them in a park or field when they take a walk in open nature. Continue to work with the tools that appeal to you. Meditate on Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth, using the various symbols from the milky ocean which belong to our archetypal consciousness. This will aid you in creating prosperity consciousness.



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Meditating on Lakshmi is mythotherapy. These images directly affect the unconscious mind. Working with the unconscious opens up the realm of miracles, the realm of outrageous thinking. We need to change our realities. We don’t want to wait; we want it now. The moment you make a decision that you want it now, you create the situation. It all starts with an inner decision. Then do the meditation for programming your square. The energy of Lakshmi gives you direction. Without direction, you go nowhere. With direction, you square things away. This is a very ancient science, using the principles of sacred geometry to create new form and clarity in your life. Follow the spiritual science and you will not have difficulty manifesting what you want in your life. JUST BE COMMITTED. Song, dance, and music are the greatest sources of happiness. Sing! Dance! Listen to beautiful music. This will also open your enjoyment of material comforts. Om. Shanti. Shanti. Shanti. Peace. Peace. Peace. Peace to the body. Peace to the mind. Peace to the soul.

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Peace to the environment. Peace. Peace. Peace.


hat we consider luck or fortune is a giftfrom God. Some people are born with a silver spoon in their mouth. These people do not toil, but most people have to make their way by the sweat of their brow. Some people hardly make it. What can we do about our fortune? Fortune is a result of our past lives. Many people have asked me, “Why is such is there so much poverty and suffering in India? There are temples everywhere, and there a rich spiritual tradition. Why there so much poverty in India?” The problem in India is that people do not understand spirituality in the right sense. It is true that the country is flooded with temples and temple attendance is high. But although people go to the temples, they don’t believe in God. Their belief in God is only marginal. It is an unconscious robot activity. There is no trust at all. God does appear to people. This is not just a product of the imagination or a hallucination. Many do not have enough faith. We go to the temple/church/mosque/synagogue, and our trust is not there. The problem with humanity is lack of faith, lack of trust.


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Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side Unfortunately, many have lost their emotion of faith. It is because of science. Science is based upon mistrust. Already our ego is not letting us have faith in God. Now science, which is based on the model of doubt, reinforces our innate tendency to disbelieve and doubt. We have hit the rock bottom. Strictly speaking there is no way out from your current mess. We are absolutely pushed into a corner. We are desperate. Our minds don’t work. Our bodies suddenly have lost all energy. What do we do? This is the time for providence, luck. Providence works through miracles. Where do these miracles come from? God. God watches over you although you are not able to see Him. I repeat, luck is a gift from God. When I say God, it is not a Christian, Jewish, or Hindu God. It is the Supreme Energy that supports life. You can definitely access this Energy through any form presented by the different religions. You can then turn to these Divine figures for help and protection. They will certainly respond to you if you pray to them sincerely, with faith. But unfortunately, the mind constantly moves from one idea to another. It is hard to keep attention on anything for a prolonged period of time. Also faith seems not quite natural to the modern mind. Mind is rational while faith is irrational. Mind is logical; faith is illogical. Mind is fact-oriented, faith deals with truth. Mind is doubtful; faith is doubt-free. Mind is duality, and faith is unity. Mind is negative, and faith is positive. Humanity has come to a realization that our dedication to science has not given us peace of mind. It has made us more miserable. So that life can be peaceful and joyous once again, more people are looking at older ways of living—bringing faith back into our lives. God exists. Grace exists. Enlightenment exists. You will benefit more by dedicating your life to the Divine. The Divine can do things more easily than your ego-self can. It is because of 114


your ego that you stop the flow of grace. Ego devises many devious ways in order to get things done. Drop off your ego; then you can get into the field of grace. It is important to understand this point. You will never come to grace through your mind. Grace is beyond mind, beyond ego. We have been trained not to believe in God. We have been trained to believe in our self, in our own ego, in our own mind. You have to make a tremendous effort to believe in God. Making a Connection with God

I want to give you some tools to access a personal connection with God. Your connection may not be the same as your neighbor’s, so you must pick the right tools that suit you. To do that, you must do some self-assessment. Every individual is different. One may be very intellectual, while someone else is very emotional, yet another is skeptical. Each human being has certain innate qualities. In order to access the grace of God, each individual must look inside and find what type of individual he or she is. Depending upon that, one can get into a practice which will be useful for finding God and God’s grace. Path ofKnowledge: Jnana (pro. Jah-Nana)

Let us recognize that there are various types of individuals. Those who are intellectually oriented follow the path of the intellect. The path of the intellect is not only discursive reasoning. It is beyond that. The path of the intellect may start with inquiry, but it eventually leads to enlightenment. This is called the path of jnana, the Path of Knowledge. According to this path, God is Intelligence. So you begin to understand the structure of Intelligence. You begin to question, “Who is the perceiver?” “How do I perceive things around me?” “Am I perceiving through the linguistic tools?” “What are my prejudices?” “What is the phenomenon of sound?” “What is the 115

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side phenomenon of light?” “How do I know?” These kinds of queries can eventually lead you to enlightenment. The Buddha followed this path which led him to the idea that reality is empty. When you annihilate your mind, then there is emptiness. That emptiness is Fullness. And in Fullness you realize that you are infinite. In that condition, you have accomplished the goal of your own existence. In this path you follow mostly a monastic life and practice intellectual reasoning and meditative exercises. Path of Devotion: Bhakti (pro. BAK-ti)

However, I recommend a more lively and enjoyable approach. It is the approach of bhakti (devotion). If you devote yourself totally to a God or to a Guru of your choice, you achieve things much faster than through jnana. The devotion should be unconditional. It should be total surrender. Once you do that, you are in the field of grace. It is the easiest way. The structure of devotion is fascinating. It is very human. Within the Tamil tradition, you find this structure fully explained in the lives of many saints. You can enter into a very personal relationship with a God of your choice. He can be your Friend, a friend who can get you anything. He can also be conceived of as your Master. This is the way most commonly followed, the guru-apprentice/disciple relationship. You absolutely surrender to the teacher. You don’t just trust your intellect; you don’t trust your ego or your mind. You trust only the master, and your whole life is dedicated to the master. In another modality, God becomes the lover, as in the case of Krishna and Radha. Radha is the greatest exponent of romantic love. She totally dedicates herself to the love of Krishna. Radha is the human soul, and Krishna the God. You can get into a very intimate relationship with the deity. As you begin to pour your heart into the deities, the deities will come alive. Through your own emotions, the deity becomes real


to you. You can achieve whatever you want to achieve through total devotion to the deity. Worship the deity; pour out your heart to that deity. Make sure you can resonate with that feeling. Then the deity comes alive. Always think only about the deity. Then grace will come to you. This is the easiest way. You can this with Jesus/Buddha/Mary/Allah/Yaweh/Quan Yin, etc. You can worship any deity from any tradition. Make sure you can get into the emotions. If you have a natural pull toward a particular deity, if you could love that deity unconditionally with great emotion, then you can access grace. Once you access grace, your whole self is filled with great intelligence. That intelligence is responsible for creating your life. It is good to develop a personal relationship with the deities. Deities are always watching you and are ready to help you. They are going to send special envoys to help you. The mantras put you in intimate contact with the deities so that you can use the Divine help. Grace

Grace is never ineffective. Once you receive the grace of an enlightened Siddha, it never goes to waste. :• Reflect on all that has occurred in your own life as a result of grace. :• Practice reverence, sincerity, faith and love. :• Allow yourself to adore God. Imagine Him/Her to be in every part of you. :• Meditate on God’s qualities, such as nobility and mercy. MANTRA: ARUT PERUM JYOTI (PRONOUNCED: AR-RUT PEY-RUM JO-TEE)

Chant this mantra: Arut perum jyoti... While chanting, visualize grace as a vast light pouring down from heaven. The light comes down. It comes in through the top of your head. Visualize the vast grace light getting into every cell of the

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body. Feel the grace of God in every part of you. Arut means Intelligence. Intelligence is the grace of God. This chant and visualization reprogram the cells. As you continue the chant and visualization, Infinite Divine Intelligence starts to fill you. Grace fills your mind and purifies it. Grace fills your ego and purifies it. The mind merges with grace, and merges with God. Arut perum jyoti—this mantra has come directly from the Divine. Siva Nataraj, the dancing form of Lord Siva, gave it to me when I was Swami Ramalingam in my previous incarnation.I am so happy to share it with you. It is very important to connect with the deity in an intimate personal relationship. make a connection with the deity that you most resonate with. Pick an area of your life that needs Divine grace to enter into it. Surrender this area to the deity. Say with deep feeling, “I give this problem to you; I ask for your grace to solve my problem.” Pray for grace to enter into all aspects of your life. As you do the mantra, Arut perum jyoti, visualize white light entering you. Keep seeing the grace light to go deeper and deeper into your cells. Try this for 20 minutes.

believe in the name of Jesus and its ability to accomplish things for you? You may say, “I have prayed in Jesus’ name many times, but nothing has happened.” All that I can tell you is that there is nothing greater than God’s name. But you must believe whole heartedly and be emotionally able to relate to the divine name that you call on for help. For instance, if you are a devout Christian, you may not be able to call on Allah/Buddha/Siva. Yet, I have been able to perform miracles in the lives of individuals who trusted me totally. Then there are others who claim that they are following me, but they are only following themselves. Jesus said, “Love me,” but how many people really do love Jesus? Another question many people ask me is, “Isn’t surrender becoming powerless?” To be honest, this is a question that all spiritual aspirants ask at some point. The answer is, “No.” In fact, true spiritual surrender is a powerful state. What you surrender is your limited ego to the Higher Self or God. This allows for higher intelligence to guide your life. When you give away your ego, you are giving away something that doesn’t really belong to you.

The Importance of Belief

I encourage you to develop a personal relationship with God. I recommend that you keep a picture or statue of whatever deity you resonate with, and do the following: Light a candle, burn incense. Talk to God like a friend. Tell Him/Her what you want. Pray for grace.

There are people who attend my lectures, purchase my CD’s and try mantras, and then they ask why things are still not working. Why is God not responding to you? It’s because you don’t believe in God. You may say to yourself that you believe in God. But the truth is, you believe only in your ego and in the world. You either think about yourself, which is your ego-self, or about the world. God is not the priority in this dark age. That’s why there is so much suffering and agony. Jesus said frequently, “Believe in me, and my name can do everything for you.” Let us be honest. How many people really 118

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ealth is the most important gift that one can have in life. If you lose health, you lose everything. Life becomes miserable. A healthy body and mind make life enjoyable. to maintain physical health, we should not abuse the body with wrong food. To maintain mental health, we should not abuse the mind with negative thoughts. Negativity is the direct cause for disharmony—crime, enemies, debts, ligitations, etc. In this chapater, I will discuss the spiritual laws underlying debt, enemies, ill health, etc. The literature from many religious traditions indicate that the number six is negative. Six represents energies dealing with debt, ill health, accidents, prison, and court cases, everything that contradicts progress. Life implies both good and bad. In the earth-plane, which is a plane of duality, we do not know how we can relate unless there are polar opposites. Six has become necessary so there is a battle. Without a battle we don’t go anywhere. If everything happens effortlessly, there will be nothing to do in life. However, avoiding problems is sometimes better than facing all of them. Remember that your future is already in your consciousness. In our psyche we already know what we are 120


going to do in the year 3000. It is amazing, but that is how life has been structured. That is how consciousness is. If we know we could have an accident, ill health, or accumulate debt, we can take steps to avoid these happenings. No one needs these experiences. The Challenge of Finding the True Causes of Disease

First, we will focus on one of the serious problems caused by the number six: ill health. What is ill health? It is dis-ease. It challenges the natural equilibrium of life. Basically, health is a matter of our own attitude. It is a reflection of our consciousness. Disease is caused by a certain negative attitude. If one can disperse the negative attitude, then disease will disappear. Everything starts in an invisible way and becomes visible. If we can get into the invisible sphere where we have created the disease and release that attitude then we have made a solid foundation to heal ourselves. Doctors have been saying that we only treat symptoms and not causes. Seldom are the true causes of illness really known. To do that requires an investigation into your past life as well as an investigation into your current life and the forces that affect you. For instance, the planets have a strong effect on you. In order to get healthy, everyone should go deep into one’s own consciousness and understand the process of reversing a chain of events that has finally manifested as a disease. Anyone who suffers from a chronic illness has, as a counterpart to the outward disease, a deep emotional problem. Unless you address that problem, you will not find a permanent solution no matter what medicine you take. It is important that you delve deep into your own consciousness and find the answers. Part of the problem is the human collective consciousness itself. Human collective unconscious is full of negativity. We fill our minds with much negative feedback. We talk about psychosomatic illness. No one talks about psychosomatic wellness. It 121

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side works on the same principle. Our focus has been on negativity. We have collectively committed ourselves to this process. We have not collectively committed to positivity. Once we do that, not only will we solve our problems, but the problems of the planet as well. I hope this book will emphasize the fact of how important it is for us to become positive. Debt vs Abundance: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Number six is also associated with debt. Debt is an ugly reality. We created it due to a wrong concept. Debt and abundance are two sides of the same coin. We decided to be on the wrong side. All that we need to do is just go back to the other side, the side of abundance. You are responsible for your own consciousness. You are responsible for whatever you decide to do. What drives you to make poor decisions is low self-esteem, an error in consciousness that says that you can’t do better. You have to dissolve the idea that you are going to be in debt, that you are never going to be self-sufficient. You have to change this consciousness. How do you do this? By raising your own consciousness. It is very simple. Poverty is just a negative dream. But we have been used to it for such a long time. We have inherited poverty genes from our parents and grandparents. They also have a say in what we think. It is very important that we learn to grow out of this consciousness. Once you do that, you have moved to the other side of the coin. Remember that abundance is also a game, but a better game, not a miserable one like being in debt.


Whenever possible, you have to avoid starting things on the day of Mars which is Tuesday. If you have a choice, don’t travel on a Tuesday. Do not be superstitious about this, but just as a surfer tries to catch the best waves to ride, when possible, ride the energies that are beneficial for projects and avoid the ones that have more “undertow” in them. Prison, court cases, and litigation of all kinds also belong to the number six. You have to take these things out of your own consciousness. That is how you keep away from problems. MANTRA: SARAVANABAVAYA (PRONOUNCED: SAH RAH VAH NAH BHAH VAH YAH)

Number six is also associated with accidents. Some people create accidents once every year. Why does it happen? It happens due to their consciousness being obsessed about accidents. It is also reflected in their astrology chart. The chart will show an afflicted Mars. These people are prone to accidents. Number six and the planet Mars are associated with each other.

Lord Muruga is the aspect of the Divine which helps people to pay off debts. The mantra for invoking his energy and busting debt is :Sa Ra Va Na Bha Va Ya Put this sound into your... Right Eye Left Eye Right ear Left ear Right nostril Left nostril Tip of the tongue Middle of the tongue Back of the tongue, tonsils and throat Third eye. You might put this on an index card and put somewhere you see everyday, like by the mirror in the bathroom or on the refrigerator in the kitchen, etc. Muruga is usually depicted as having a youthful appearance and tremendous physical vitality. His mantra helps raise the vibration of the body by making the body more conscious. You can chant this mantra into specific body parts to raise their vibration. In the near future, I will reveal more information



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Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side about mantras. Muruga’s mantra is a good place to start with toning up health and improving strength. This mantra prevents mistakes, losses, especially through overspending. Muruga is the second son of Siva, and in Hindu mythology it is said he became smart and became a mentor for his own father. He is always shown with a peacock, which represents creation in all its glory. I encourage you to use this mantrato get relief from all debts. Muruga is a warrior, and he brings the energy of strength and the skill of martial arts. Whenever there is a war that requires the intervention of the gods, he is the army general for the heavenly forces. He is usually depicted with a vel, a kind of lance or spear, in his hand. The lance represents Parvati herself, the feminine aspect of the Divine, who goes right into battle with him. So the mantra Sa Ra Va Na Bha Va Ya has a tremendous power for cutting through and defeating the negative, unhealthy energy of debts. Clean up any credit card debts with regular payments or even double payments and then do not overcharge again. The emphasis in the book is getting your life together in every area and improving it. We need a lot of good people on this planet who are strong in every way to support bringing in higher consciousness onto the planet. WATER CLEANSING TECHNIQUE

People strongly interested in purifying themselves may wish to experiment with the ancient practice of taking three showers per day. This practice dramatically increases the vibration of the physical body. The showers do not have to be long showers. Some of them can be quick rinses. Or if you have a pool or live near a lake or the ocean, a quick dip in the water. The Siddhas taught that water is a great purifier and does wonderful things to clean our aura. Always you should shower or at least wash your face and heads before any meditation 124



Another ancient practice for immortality and purification is to keep five candles burning when you go to sleep. The Siddhas taught if there is enough light, there won’t be any disease. You must use common sense if you try this. Have smoke alarms and good ventilation and so forth, and only use candles that have lead-free wicks and are safe. Some people have found candles that can burn all night safely, the kind some churches use in their sanctuaries. If you cannot do five, that is ok. Do what you can. Even one candle burning at night is purifying. But again, only do this if you can do it safely. Some people with pets or children will not be able to do this safely, so do not attempt it. Watching Your Thoughts

Everyone can work on the practice of becoming more vigilant to think thoughts that do no harm. Use an hourly beeping watch to check your thought process. If you detect that the mind is indulging in hatred, change the thought. Keep consciousness around food and eat foods that do not harm you. Each person’s body is different. The positive quality to focus on to break up problematic energies is service to others. If you do service with a pure heart, it comes back to you multiplied a thousand-fold. Each of you is capable of doing more than you think to help others, and this generates positive energy. Summary of the Tools for Avoiding Mistakes

I have given you a powerful tool in this chapter. Please use Muruga’s mantra, Sa Ra Va Na Bha Va Ya, effectively. There are several things you can do with it, including: Ift Hold in your awareness an area of the body or health issue you wish to heal and put the mantra into it. 125

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Hold in your awareness an area of debt you wish want to clear and put the mantra into that. Hold in your mind a person you want to forgive and again, put the mantra into that situation.


lato’sSymposium discusses why are men and women are attracted to each other. It is because in primordial time man and woman were just one androgyne—a being consisting of both a male and female part. Zeus sliced the being in two, so that whatwas one being became two. Since that time the separated part isseeking to unite with the other. This is the reason for the attraction between the two genders. Tantra, the Hindu and Buddhist spiritual science of sex, affirms Plato’s notion that sexual attraction is a spiritual phenomenon.


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So, I might hear from a couple, “Yes, yes. We approve of the sacred nature of sex, but how do you solve the innumerable relationship problems?” I have several answers for your question, but the most important part is the remedy that I will suggest. First, the following are some key problems in relationships: 1. You like the guy, but he doesn’t like you or vice versa. 2. We like each other, but we constantly fight. 3. I am always the one to make compromises. I am tired of it 126


Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side 4. There is no love behavior, but the physical part is good or vice versa. 5. Fear/economics is the reason why we are together. 6. I don’t know why we are together. It is hell. First Change Yourself

On Valentine’s Day, 2002, I felt the pain of hundreds of thousands of people battling with relationship problems. You want to change your partner/brother/father/boss/co-worker. But have you had any success? You go to a counselor who says with revelatory authority that you can change only yourself and not others. He advises you to change yourself. Yes, it’s good advice. You must change yourself. Relationshp: Some Questions &Answers

There are several questions I am frequently asked about relationships: Are relationships important for everyone? The need for relationship varies from person to person. Generally speaking relationship is karmic. The gender attraction is the collective karma of life itself. You see it in the plant kingdom, animal kingdom and among humans. Human beings dramatize relationship. How can I attract the right person? Mr. Right and Ms. Right simply don’t exist. Everyone is a combination of good and bad. You have to find out what you can live with or put up with. As regards attraction, it is simple. You can use mantras and chants. Kleem is the mantra for attracting relationship. I just broke up with my boyfriend/girlfriend. The pain is unbearable. Is there a solution? The pain resulting from loss/separation/divorce/death is really intense. A certain amount of grieving is indispensable. Practice the One Minute Meditation. It will give you peace of 128


mind and heal your heart. I am afraid that my spouse/boyfriend/girlfriend is going to leave me. What can I do? Get rid of this idea from your mind. Otherwise, you will manifest it. Nevertheless, if you prepare for separation, that is fine, too. How can I get rid of an obsessive relationship? Every relationship, to a degree, is obsessive. The obsessive part is due to karma that brings two people together. Once the karma is done, the obsession is gone. Then you will celebrate your aloneness as much you do being with another. Relationship Karma: Compatibility Check

In a matrimonial relationship, you should check with an astrologer who will compare your natural charts for compatibility. Recently I was looking at a married couple who hated each other. I found out that Rahu, the snake planet (i.e., the Moon’s North Node*), was in the seventh house of relationships in the girl’s chart. Accordingly there was constant bickering and poisonous exchanges between them. There is a simple remedy for the problem. Go to a Snake temple dedicated to Rahu and do a ritual for your birth star. This simple act will help prevent a lot of agony, psychotherapy, physical illness and a host of otherproblems. Whatever may be the outward reason for your relationship problems, metaphysically there is only one reason: Your relationship karma is screwed up. You work out your karma through your planets—through the nature of the house of the chart, the nature of the planet that rules the house, and the planet that occupies the house—all cumulatively contribute to a good/bad relationship. Astrologically speaking, unless you take care of the planet that causes the problem, you will not have a lasting solution. You will continue to play games in your relationship. (*NOTE: EASTERN AND WASTERN SYSTEMS OF ASTROLOGY DIFFER 129

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side oN THE MEANING oF THE MooN’s NoDEs, BUT THIs WoRK REFERs To THE EAsTERN SCHooL.)

Finding a “Perfect Relationship”

Remember, there is nothing called a “perfect relationship.” People growing up in the West have fantasies that they developed during their pre-school and kindergarten times. The idea of the prince showing up in a chivalrous fashion and marrying the girl and living happily “ever after” is ingrained in the consciousness of many women. The guys have comparatively fewer fantasies than women do. The solution to the problem is to find out what you want in life. How important is that in your life? Can you live with/without relationship? These are questions that each individual has to answer for himself/herself. There are some general principles that I want to lay out.


insist that you shape up not for the guy/girl, but for yourself. I have advised a lot of insecure guys who go on buying gifts because they fear that the girl is going to leave and that is not right behavior either. Control doesn’t work at anytime. The bottom line is that no one wants to be controlled, although everyone wants to control the other person. I am not saying that control is not needed. Control is an organizing principle that gives stability and security. Cultural laws are based on control. But then, there is a natural control and an imposed control. The control mechanism that comes out naturally is based on love. The control that comes out of social/cultural/legal obligation doesn’t hold for long. Sigmund Freud discussed this issue in his writing, Civilization and its Discontent (see “The Case of Dora” and other essays). Interpersonal Relationships and Success in Life

No Mr./Ms. Right

I have already explained there is no Mr. Right or Ms. Right. The whole idea of Mr. Right/Ms. Right is based on the following issues: 1. Insecurity 2. Control 3. Ego Insecurity is based on the fear that the partner is going to leave you at some point. This fear leads to the next stage— control. One has to realize that you can’t live your life in insecurity nor can you control anyone. If you feel insecure deep down, you are going to manifest it outside: “The guy is going to leave me if I don’t lose weight or do a face-lift or re-shape my nose, skin or rear end.” I am not saying that you shouldn’t shape up. But you shouldn’t do it for the guy, because the guy may leave you for a fat woman with less money and less education than you have. I 130

Vedic astrology is deep into relationship compatibility which you can check before you get involved. Rahu the snake planet can do the same thing in the houses. To give you a few examples, in the fourth house, Rahu will challenge the relationship with the mother; in the 9th house he will create problems with the father; in the 10th house with the employer. Astrology is not superstition, and in my opinion, it is God’s gift to humanity to help us. You are a social being, and it is terribly, terribly important that you develop interpersonal relationship skills. If there is one principle that I want to emphasize for success in your life, or business life, that is the importance of having very good interpersonal relationships. Relationships are not easy because they are full of challenges. You don’t agree with the other person or the other person does not agree with you. There are suspicions, there are jealousies, and there are some things that you always 131

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side have to keep private. There are so many other issues. The bottom line in learning to create a good relationship is that you should not carry on your judgments about the other person. Every moment is new, and you should be willing to look at that person in a different way. And even if that person is a scoundrel, you pretend as if there are no problems between you. Then you not only pretend but you believe that it is true. And then you will find that things do change. You cannot change the other person. You can only change yourself. So, let the other person do whatever he wants to do. As far as you are concerned, this is what you are going to do. You are going to be open, you are going to be friendly, and you are not going to be judging. Or, even if you judge, that will disappear in the next moment and then you are open. And then you go on with your life. This is an important idea to absorb. Every moment is new. Every moment can open to a new reality. Getting to the Root

I want to emphasize that behavioral problems need to be dealt with not at the symptom level, but at the causal level. Behavior is the manifestation of a cause, which is invisible. Here is a possible scenario dealing with a typical relationship behavioral symptom: You get up in the morning. You want to make sure that you don’t even see your spouse’s/father’s/mother’s/children’s face(s). You want to avoid them. But it so happens that you end up seeing them. Before your mind responds, your bodyand “heart” respond. You are irritated and annoyed. You exchange dirty looks, although outwardly you pretend to beacceptable and kind... Your body is more authentic than your formal behavior. Everyone is psychic and knows what the other person thinks. Always follow your gut feelings. They speak the truth. You may ask me, “What if my gut feelings always say negative things?” 132


There are two answers for this question. Check if you are by nature negative. Do a self-analysis of your own behavior. Secondly, the fault may be largely the other person’s. I want to talk about a specific situation. Let’s say you got into a relationship. For a few years, everything was rosy, but now you completely hate it. However, you don’t want to leave and start another nightmare. You say to yourself, if possible, I want to change this nightmare into a sweet dream. How do I do it? You may go into analyzing what caused the change in the relationship. You may think that if there is a change in the finances/career/social situations/new people in your life, something will shift. One or many of these categories may be contributing to the relationship failure. It is important that you analyze these factors. But most importantly, look at the planets that govern your relationship with your mother/ father/siblings/spouse. Working with the planets is more productive because the planets are at the root of your symptoms. Relationship is Karmic

Relationship is irrational. To use religious language, relationship is karmic. You often marry the man or women you have married at least five times in previous lives. In each lifetime, you got married and kept the marriage partly or fully. And, again you do it in another lifetime. Every human being has gone through millions of lifetimes and several millions of relationships. Since you don’t remember past lives, you don’t understand what is happening now. You may have murdered your wife/husband in a previous lifetime. He/she has to come to avenge you. He/she may get married to you and give you constant problems. Or, you may be involved in an abusive relationship where you hurt each other on an hourly basis, establishing psychic routines. Sometimes you cry out: “God, I want this to be over. 133

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side Can you help me?” When a person gets to this level, God does come down to give you guidelines. He says: “No relationship is perfect. Relationship is past memory. Don’t take it seriously and kill yourself. The only true relationship is with God.” Your True Relationship is with God

God will eventually make you understand that you are God. When you become God, then there will be no animosity, fingerpointing, abuse, hatred or anger. You will be just love. You love everyone unconditionally and not because both of you scratch each other’s back, although that may appear to be kind of nice. You may reply back to God: “God, that’s all fine. But do you have a remedy for my tooth-ache?” (meaning your pain in your current relationship situation). God says: “Yes, I do. Use the mantra KLEEM.” Kleem is a seed syllable for Parvati who is a feminine aspect of the Divine, a goddess who can assist you with relationships. Some people say it is selfish to pray for a relationship, but I say it is important to ASK for what you want. These same people have no problem to go into a restaurant and tell the waitress what food they want for dinner that night. If you do not giveyour request to the waitress she cannot serve you. My suggestion to you is get a set of Rudraksha mala beads and chant KLEEM 108 times on a daily basis. It will silently remedy your relationship problems. (Also, watch month seven of my Personal Transformation Program video set. It has a very powerful meditation for relationship problems.) MANTRA: KLEEM SHREEM HREEM (PRONOUNCED: KLEEM SHREEM HREEM)

This mantra brings in a host of Divine blessings that are very potent seed syllables that combine effectively to bless relationships. I would like you to understand some concepts concerning the planets in Vedic astrology. In Vedic astrology, the planets are 1



not just celestial objects. Each planet is a celestial being, and the celestial body is only an outer manifestation of the planetary being. The planetary being, in turn, is governed by a god. When remedies are being suggested, several of these factors are taken into consideration. Relationship problems are caused, primarily, by two planets: Mars and Venus. Mars

Mars is the pre-eminent problem for fights between partners. Mars represents ego and quarrels, which are also ego based: “Who is bigger, me or you?” “I make more money.” “You don’t deserve me.” “I am way, way above you.” Mars also will create delays (because of fears, insecurities, and so on). You may be dating a guy/girl, but you put off doing anything serious. At the end of the day, you go home separately. Not that you don’t love each other, but then, there are trust issues or fear issues or something else. All these problems are created by Mars. Mars is funny. He can make you extremely sexual or dry up your desire and juices. Particularly with women, Mars can play lots of games. He will manipulate their menstrual cycle and play hardball with their emotions. Mars is also related to menstrual fluid. He can make a woman mean and a man a philanderer. Unless you are a Mars person (don’t ask me what that means—you may want to talk with a Vedic astrologer!), don’t go on a date on Tuesdays—perhaps, that will be the last date. (But, remember that may not be so bad!) A Mars person is more inclined to pull out from a relationship. Even a small disagreement will trigger a serious break up. It is fair to say that almost sixty percent of breakups, separation, and divorce are caused by Mars. It’s funny that I am writing this section today (December 2, 2001, time: 2:50 p.m. If you are an astrologer, you can do a chart for this time and see where Mars 135

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As I write this, Mars is appearing before me with his planetary god, Muruga, and feels happy. Those of you in conflict with each other might want to propitiate Mars and his planetary god, Muruga. To do this, you light a candle (a small tea-candle is fine) in front of their pictures and chant their mantras.

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The mantra for the planetary god of Mars, Muruga, is Om Saravana Bavaya Namaha (pronounced: Ohm Sa Ra Va Na BA Va Ya Na Ma Ha).



Venus is another planet that is directly related to relationships. Venus particularly creates romance more than sex. Between Mars and Venus, Mars is associated with sex, and Venus with romance. Venus energy is very active on Friday. This is the reason why lots of people go crazy on Friday evenings. The romantic energy of Venus causes you to blindly fall in love, without scruples. It is only later that you understand your mistakes. Most of teenage love is caused by Venus. Venus energy leads to lots of partying, movies, wine and beer. Passionate love feeling or passionate separation are caused by Venus. The planetary goddess for Venus is Lakshmi. You can propitiate Venus and Lakshmi through the following mantras. MANTRA: OM SHUKRAYA NAMAHA (PRONOUNCED: OHM SHUK-RAH-YA NA-MA-HA)

The mantra for the planetary goddess of Venus, Lakshmi, is Om Shreem Namaha (pronounced: Om Shreem Na Ma Ha). Light a candle before a picture of each deity and chant each mantra 108 times. 136


ome people live long and some die prematurely. Some people have repetitive car accidents and experience losses. It is important to know about the subtle laws of life principles and anti-life

principles. Once I visited a student of mine at her house. Her son was swimming in the pool. Looking at him I thought there was something seriously wrong with the boy. I asked her to do two things. One, to get a Nadi reading for him. Two, take him to the doctor for a physical. The Nadi reading came back and said that the boy will have some life threatening periods. One would be at the age of six and another at the age of 18. A few remedies were suggested. I personally got involved and saved the boy’s life. I am not too much interested in the medical part of his life. So I won’t discuss it here. Apart from mantras, numbers do play a great role in influencing life. I have briefly talked about number four and six and their positive and negative values. The number eight is tied to 137

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side life energy. Here on the East Coast while I am writing this, the weather is as lousy as can be: freezing rain, bitter cold, piles of snow on the road. Think about the power of eight! The number eight represents difficulty in general. It also obstructs the life process. With the number eight, life itself is in danger. Saturn and the Number Eight

In Vedic astrology, Saturn is represented by the number eight. He both promotes and destroys life. Saturn and eight could some good for some people. But for most people, the number eight represents difficulty and obstruction of the life energy. I recommend you avoid the number eight when possible. This applies to travel plans as well. When planets travel through the Eighth House, there are problems. For example, don’t make appointments at 8:00 o’clock; make them at 8:05. If the Eighth House is damaged (or afflicted) in a person’s astrology chart, the life of the person may be short. The Eighth House will also indicate a person’s losses, difficulties and problems. When a planet goes into the Eighth House it becomes weak. When a free flow of life energy is obstructed it creates the following: 1.Depression 2.Diseases 3.Low Income 4.Loneliness 5.Abandonment All these negative qualities can be diffused by one mantra: Mrtyunjayaya namaha. Mrtyunjayaya namaha literally means “I bow to the conqueror of death.” 138


Obstacles and the Obstructions of Life Energy

What is an obstacle? An obstacle is something that was hidden initially and shows up later. To illustrate this point: you start some action, you have some plan, and then following your plan you start that action. But as you are progressing in action you find obstacles. These obstacles are unforeseen things that arose after you started a project. Why did you not foresee it? Because of the inability of the human mind to foresee everything. You can, of course, foresee certain obstacles, but not all of them. The whole of human life has been spent in trying to discover obstacles which lie in the future, and then trying to figure out what to do to remove the obstacles. The whole life or many lives have been spent in trying to discover obstacles and overcoming them so that the future generations are able to benefit from it. In other words, the whole human life revolves around finding obstacles and removing them, and this is what life is mostly about. Ganesha, Eldest Son of Siva: Remover of Obstacles

Ganesha, in Hindu mythology, is the eldest son of Siva. He represents an intelligence far beyond the reach of human intelligence. He is called the Lord of Obstacles or the Master of Obstacles. The study and understanding of Ganesha gives a different perspective on the whole concept of obstacles. Being the Lord of Obstacles, being one who has mastered the consciousness which gives an understanding about obstacles, Ganesha knows right at the beginning where the obstacle is. In fact, Ganesha’s intelligence has the ability to foresee all obstacles whatsoever. That’s why when you want to start a project, just go to Ganesha or invoke the energy of Ganesha. His energy tells you where the obstacles are. It tells both the conscious mind and the unconscious mind so that you do not waste your time in going through the obstacles. It is intelligent to avoid obstacles right in 139

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side the beginning. How does Ganesha do that? Because his intelligence can foresee what is out there in the future. This is the whole secret of invoking Ganesha’s consciousness at the beginning of a project. Symbols of Ganesha

Ganesha has a certain mythological form; he has an elephant head and a pot belly. He rides on a mouse, and he has four hands and a third eye. His form may appear to be amusing to you by human standards; however, the form has a deep symbolic meaning which you cannot figure out through human intelligence. His form has a Divine power to remove obstacles. Just contemplating Ganesha’s form will accomplish this. Some people may want to put statues or pictures of Ganesha around their house or in their meditation area. Ganesha’s form was designed exclusively by the Divine to remove obstacles. This archetypal symbol addresses the unconscious energy in your being and works at a very deep level. There is a beautiful book, Loving Ganesha, by Satguru Sivaya Subramaniyaswami for children and the young at heart. For those curious to learn more about the mythology of Ganesha, there is another book, The Broken Tusk by Uma Krishnaswami. Gum is the seed syllable that vibrates with the energy of Ganesha. As you begin to have this sound in your consciousness, the unconscious mind recognizes the sound that is the intelligence of Ganesha. That is how you access the understanding of removing obstacles and finding shortcuts. Ganesha is the god who removes obstacles, so to recite his mantra will invoke this obstacle-removing aspect of the Divine in a powerfulway. Many people like to use this mantra for a bit at the beginning of a meditation session or at the beginning of a project. This recitation is for removing obstacles (physical, emotional,mental, financial, spiritual). 140



(Please refer to the earlier meditation techniques.) While chanting Ganesha’s mantra, specifically ask him to remove obstacles. Meditation on the actual form of a deity is very important. When you focus on the form of a deity, you imbibe the powers of the deity. Look at a picture or statue of Ganesha or visualize his form in your own mind. This has a tremendous amount of power. Meditate on Ganesha’s form with a feeling of reverence while repeating the mantra. How to Talk with God

We live in a world where science alone is “the truth.” We have lost touch with nature and with God, so it has become very difficult for human consciousness in this age to access the energy of God as easily as our forefathers did. This is a sad state of affairs—that we have lost our emotional self, our self of faith. Ganesha’s picture or statue can bring him right here—it is not superstition. It is tremendously powerful. Yogananda has a small, but delightful book which you can buy very inexpensively. The title of the book is, How to Talk With God. This book begins with the affirmation by Yogananda that talking with God is a definite fact. He goes on to say that God is not just abstract; He has a form as well. The Bible says, “God created man in his own image.” Therefore, if God had a form, it was like a human form. So for successful meditations, it is important to visualize a form.


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Chapter 9 Compassion and Grace MANTRA: ARUL KARUNAI DAYA


Intelligence as opposed to human rationalistic intelligence which is called “marul.” Marul includes our science and technology as well, since they follow human laws which are time bound. Truly, Arul itself is a mantra that defies any discursive reasoning used to define it. If you look at the terms “Arul” and “Marul,” there are significant resemblances and differences meaningful only for yogis. Personally, I suggest you use the term “Arul” instead of “Grace” because the moment you say “Arul,” you invite in the mercy and intelligence of God. Light Up the Mind

GOD means a Divine being who is luminous in complexion with no materiality except a form visible only to certain human beings with ESP. He* is omniscient with knowledge of everything: past, future, and present. He is omnipresent in the sense that he is present everywhere in time and space in the past, present and future. He is omnipotent in the sense that he is capable of performing anything and everything including the impossible. [*Note: The Godhead can be thought of as both male and female.]

Now I want to define the term light. What is light? Is it brightness? Is it high electricity? Is it simply a visual quality? The concept of light is very complex. I think of two ways of explaining light. Yes, it is brightness and electricity. You have heard that in many religions God is light. However, the Light of God excels that of the sun or any other star. His brightness is equivalent to trillions of stars. It is blinding to the naked eye. This light of God carries the Divine Intelligence called ‘Arul’. It moves at a tremendous speed. When we align ourselves with the light of God we get things done in the speed of light. Light depending on its intensity has lesser or more intelligence. More light means more intelligence. No light means no intelligence and no knowledge. No light is darkness. Darkness puts out the fire of knowledge. That is why in a dark room, you cannot see. And “seeing” is knowing. You to understand that light is consciousness, both inside the mind and outside in space. During enlightenment, you do experience the light of God very directly.

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What is a Miracle?

GRACE is the quality of God. Grace doesn’t mean mercy simply. It is mercy combined with intelligence of the supreme kind. In Tamil there is a word for it which is almost impossible to translate into English. That term is Arul. Arul means Divine

Let me now define “miracle.” Miracle is an extraordinary happening that baffles our understanding. Somebody is cured of AIDS/cancer or someone receives huge wealth out of the blue.


od, Grace, Light and Miracle are synonyns. You can accomplish all that you need to accomplish if you take a leap of faith. To help you understand these concepts more deeply, I am going to give you a working definition for each concept.


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Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side These are some examples of a “miracle.” Miracle is one of the qualities of God. Remember what Jesus said: “...with my Father everything is possible.” If you need miracles in your life, it is then necessary that you should be in God’s energy all the time. CHANT: ARUT PERUM JYOTI, TANIPERUM KARUNAI (PRONOUNCED: AR-RUT PEY-RUM JO-TEE, TANI PEYRUM KAR-U-NAYEE)

Now I am going to give you a technique that wraps up all the concepts discussed above. This builds on the mantra given in Chapter 5. It is a chant that I received from Lord Siva in meditation during my last incarnation as Swami Ramalingam. The chant is: Arut perum Jyoti , Arut perum Jyoti Tani perum Karuni Arut perum Jyoti Arut (Divine Intillegence, Grace) Perum Jyoti (vast light) Tani (exclusive) Perum Karunai (vast kindness) The chant literally means Arul, which is the mercy of God, in the form of vast light. This light is the expression of the vast kindness of God. Keep chanting the words. You may want to contemplate the word meaning to satisfy your intellect. What is the benefit of bringing in this energy? You will have Divine Intelligence to know everything. You will function at the speed of light. Miracles will be an everyday happening in your life. MANTRA: DAYA (PRONOUNCED: DAH-YA)

Another mantra to open up compassion is Daya. This mantra awakens grace. It invokes the mercy and compassion aspects of grace. This mantra will awaken your third eye. Daya means compassion, particularly the compassion of the Mother. This is unconditional supreme love. Pray to the Mother and seek the Mother’s blessings. Forget if you had a terrible


mother, forget all about that. Say, “Mom, tell me that you bless me.” If your mother is dead, pray to her. This will give you protection. Allow the sound Daya to get into your third eye. Allow yourself a Miracle

The Divine appears in dreams. We need miracles. It is stupid to disbelieve in miracles. We have to allow them. Skepticism is negative. If we don’t experience miracles it is because we don’t let them happen. Let miracles happen. How? By believing. By trusting in the realm of the Divine. The realm of humans is hard work. Put everything in the hands of God. Pray, have compassion. Then everything will be there. Don’t judge things. The moment you judge things, the good disappears. Remove judgment from your consciousness. If your hands are full, God can give you nothing. You have to be totally empty. Every day, ASK for grace. DISMEMBERMENT MEDITATION

This is an ancient technique that gives us access to the condition of being when we had no body. We can then gain the knowledge as to our past life merits and demerits. With eyes closed, imagine that you dismember yourself... just as you would dismember a toy, taking off the arms... the legs... the head... the torso. Now all parts of the body are lying in front of you; you are just consciousness, you stay outside the body. The bodily parts are lying in front of you... Now ask the question, “Who am I?” Consider asking the question: “What are the dramas I have played in my previous lifetimes?” “What are the dramas I am playing in this lifetime?” Now ask yourself, “What part of past life events have 145



Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side continued in this lifetime?” Say to yourself, “I do not want anything unpleasant. I want to remove all of them right now in this moment.” Now come back into your body. Within your mind, say this affirmation: “Father, Father, Father... Help me to accomplish my goals. Father, Father, lead me... Father, Father, dissolve my ego and lead me...”


Constantly check how much ego consciousness you have and how much Divine grace you are living.

You may want to do the “dismemberment meditation” for each of these four areas: Job, Relationship, Finances, Health. Become aware of what previous karma you are working out in each of these four areas. Then pick one specific karma you want to dissolve in each area. TECHNIQUES

Now seek the help of the Divine. On four separate pieces of paper, write down the specific area you want Divine grace to help you with (Job, Relationship, Finances, Health). ift Light a candle. Place each paper and make a request to God before the candle, one at a time. ift Chant these two mantras for grace: Arut Perum Jyoti and Daya. ift Make a prayer. ift Focus on the Third Eye and say: Let there be grace; Let me be surrounded by grace light; Let Arul and Daya surround me. ift Keep the concept of grace in your awareness. The ego shoots up and keeps you in an ugly reality. Expect Infinite Intelligence to be dawn to you and lead you to a greater reality. ift

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:• How can I enhance my professionalfortune? :• How do I create a job that I like?


he tenth house in Vedic astrology denotes profession, business, job, status. In fact, in Sanskrit what you do—whether it is a business or a job—is called karma. Karma literally means action. What you do is karma because karma is performing an action. You are doing exactly what you wanted to do. If you are a cardiologist, that’s what you wanted to be. If you are a carpenter, that’s what you wanted to be. If you are a sailor, that’s what you wanted to be. If you are not doing anything, that means that’s what you wanted to do. You wanted to do nothing. Realize that what you do for a living is karmically determined. Most people will have a job while very few people become independent entrepreneurs. This chapter addresses these questions: :• What can we do to remove bad karma that has led to a badjob/profession/business?


Fish Where The Fish Are I’m going to talk about your karma—your action. You are doing exactly what you wanted to do. Here’s a graphic example. During one summer, I was in India staying in a beach hotel, doing various mystical practices. The hotel was alongside an isolated beach. I had wanted to be alone and to walk on the beach for a long distance and not be bothered by others. So this beach hotel was perfect for me. I stayed at this secluded hotel for a long while, taking numerous walks along the beach, morning and evening, and sometimes also at midnight. While I was walking, I became friends with a man who lived in a nearby village. He was about 60 year old and belonged to the fishing community. He would come and attempt to fish there, throwing his hook into the ocean while standing on the shore. Through talking to him, I found out more about this man. Believe it or not, he hadn’t caught even a single fish in the past six months. Nevertheless, he came every day—morning and evening—and spent about eight hours trying to catch a fish, and each day he went home with nothing. For six months, he had no success fishing at this spot. But still, he returned each day and threw his net at the same spot. This is what I call heavy duty fishing karma! He was unconscious, not really looking at what he was doing. Each day he showed up and tried to fish, knowing that it was very unlikely he would catch a fish there. I inquired about who took care of him. He said his wife; his wife was smart. She was also into fishing, but she fished at a place where there were fish. She sold them and also brought some fish home for dinner. This man performed the same thing over and over again without any success. If I go back to India, I will probably still 149


Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side find him doing the same thing... Why couldn’t he change his job? What kept him from moving to another place and doing something else? He wouldn’t change. Why? Because of karma. For this lifetime, he decided that he would be a fisherman, and he would do fishing whether it was lucrative or not. I know one day he will die. He will come back again and perhaps fish again until his fishing karma is done. The lesson here is it is very important: fish where the fish are, and if the fish have moved on, so should you! Are You Conscious of What You Do?

I have seen people coming into the earth-plane doing the same thing birth after birth. Unless you become conscious, you cannot break away from your karma. Do you want to break away from your karma? This is the first question you need to ask. And this is a question that everyone should consider. Am I in the right job? Karma forced you to become an attorney. Karma forced you to become a professor. Karma forced you to become a businessman. Karma forced you to become a programmer. Ask yourself these questions: Are you happy doing this thing? Are you making enough money? Is it worthwhile to continue this? This is a very, very important thing for everyone to ask. The moment you ask this question, you will begin to generate certain impulses within your karmic consciousness. Normally people don’t ask this question. They are like the fisherman who goes on fishing at the wrong spot and doesn’t evaluate his action. Now, once you ask this question, you may find yourself likely to answer. “Well,” you say to yourself, “I have been doing this job because this is where my training is. I know that there is not enough money for me to pursue this because I work long hours and get paid very little money. I am not happy. But what can I do? I have no training in other areas.” At least if you begin to ask this question it opens a way 150


to lead you to something else. So I am happy when people honestly consider these questions. Pull Misconceptions About Money Out of Your Mind

I want to remove certain misconceptions about making money. There is a general perception that you should have a higher education or vocational training in order to make money. This is what the consensus has been in our civilization. I say you don’t need a PhD, an MBA, or an engineering degree to make a lot of money. All you need is to identify an area which has the potential of generating money. There are many millionaires who are high school dropouts or college dropouts. In order to do business, you don’t really need a “higher education.” So, this is the first misconception that you have to pull out of your mind. To me, creating a job or creating money is a karmic happening. That’s fine, because this is the plane of karma. If you don’t act, you become atrophied, you can’t move. I have seen some Himalayan yogis who did not move their bodily parts, and they became atrophied. I do not recommend this at all! The same thing happens if you don’t act, you become an invalid. So, you have to act. But make it intelligent action. Don’t be like the fisherman who fished where there were no fish! He was under the charm of karma. The charm of karma is a very, very strong, magical illusion. This illusion seems very real to you, and it is very difficult for people to get out of that. I focus on these things in the tenth chapter because the tenth house denotes your karma, your job, your profession, your business. MANTRA: SADA SHIVOM (PRONOUNCED: SAHDA SHE-VOHM)

The sound, Sada Shivom, can help with tenth house matters. Put this sound into all your sense organs: one minute in the right eye 151

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side one minute in the left eye the right ear the left ear the right nostril left nostril the tip of the tongue the middle of the tongue then the tonsils. Then come to the Third Eye, which is your pituitary. These sounds will help harmonize you with the right profession. Two Aspects of Karma

Now, I want to talk about two areas or aspects of karma. One is the karma that is associated with time and secondly, karma associated with space. They are together. Nowdays, even physicists say that space and time unfold together. I want you to get some deeper insight into this. Time Karma

Let’s first talk about time and karma. Say that, karmically, you have been involved in a job for ten years and that during that time you were very focused on what you are doing. Let’s suppose that on the eleventh year you suddenly say to yourself, “Oh my God—I have been so stupid; I spent ten years doing these stupid things.” And, subsequently, on the eleventh year you might end up doing something which would bring you more money. In the eleventh year, perhaps you would make in one deal all the money you made in the past ten years. It is a matter of intelligence. And why did you realize it at the eleventh year and not during the ten years that passed by? It is because of karma. You never sat down and analyzed it. That’s why I recommend that people should contemplate and think about what they are 152


doing. Because the moment you begin to contemplate what you are doing, then you will challenge that karma. But if you just continue unconsciously with that of karma, it is going to be there for ten years. So it’s important for you to ask this question, “Am I going to be doing this for another ten years of my life?” Time and Money

Here we’re going to talk about the concept of time and money. We all know that time and money are related. Time is money, and money is time. It is very important that we put this concept very deep in our consciousness. People who have mastered material wealth had one thing in their mind: their concept of time. They wanted to make their goals within a certain time frame, for instance, a daily goal, weekly goals, monthly goals. And once you have a weekly goal, say, “I want to make $2,000 a week,” you will start looking at possibilities to make that money. You may want to ask yourself, “What can I do to make this $2,000?” I urge everyone to keep a calendar. Write out weekly goals. There are usually four weeks in a month. Meditate on how to make the most of your time. What options do I have? What can I do? Even asking these questions are worthwhile. The Divine is going to help you. The Higher Self is listening to you. It is going to pop ideas into your mind. “Hey, this is not good. Go here, go there.” You will have guidance from the inside. MANTRA: OM KALA SAMHARA MURTNE NAMAHA (PRONOUNCED: OM KAH-LA SAM-HAR-A MERT-NE NAH-MA-HA)

This is the mantra that will remove time karma. These sounds will destroy bad time, slow time. Recite this mantra over and over, as much as possible. Om Kala Samhara Murtne Namaha 153

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side I pray to the God of Time, to give me understanding about time. Chant with sincerity and deep emotion. You are asking the Divine to condense time for you, to accelerate time for you. In the Greek tradition the god of time is called Kronos. In Sanskrit, the god of time is called Kala. The English words chronology and calendar seem to be drawn from these words. Destroying Karma, Creating Karma

In addition to working with this sound, become conscious of how you spend your time. Relate your concept of time to money. That’s very important. When you do these things together (the meditation, and then consciousness focused on weekly goals) you will find miracles happening in your life. But then, you should not get distracted, you have to really be focused on it. Since you are dealing with karma, you may want to listen to the Karma-Busting CD which has the chant Thiru Neela Kantam as often as you can. Thiru Neela Kantam produces sounds that diffuse your karma. The Tamil Siddhas call it the “karma-busting” mantra. You can also use Ara Kara, because Ara Kara is new karma. The Ara Kara sound was discovered by the enlightened sage Thirumular and is presented in his work, Tirumantivam as a tool for manifesting your desires. Be grateful to him for sharing this wisdom which he received through his own meditations. Your gratitude for each mantra or tool creates an inner connection between you and the world of enlightened beings who have received and passed on these deep wisdoms. This inner connection can greatly assist you. Always be grateful for receiving spiritual knowledge. So to repeat: v Thiru Neela Kantam destroys karma that you want to get rid of; Ara Kara creates the karma that you want to manifest and


removes the idea that anything is impossible. Many people have found tremendous things happening in their lives with these two chants. I am so happy to make these sounds available to you as they are so powerful. Space Karma

Now, I will talk a little bit about space—or place—karma. I travel a lot and use limousines to travel from my home to the airport. Most of the drivers who work for this company know me; I have met at least 30 or 40 of their drivers. It’s a fairly large company. Often in my conversation I will ask my driver a question (a question I ask other people as well): I inquire whether he was born and raised in Pittsburgh. Most of them say yes. And they don’t want to move out of Pittsburgh. This is true of people living in New York or Florida. Everyone has space karma. They hang on to a place and die in the same place. If you change your space karma, there will be tremendous happenings in your life. I can give my own example. I lived in Pittsburgh for a long time. Until I moved out of Pittsburgh, nothing really happened, as far as getting my teaching to the world. It’s only when I started giving lectures in New York and the West Coast that I began to have people coming to me. Now I come to Pittsburgh only occasionally. I’m everywhere, all over the world. And when I move from country to country, I feel the karma—the space karma—being challenged. What does this have to do with you? If you have lived in a particular city for a long time and if you’ve not had any success, then you might want to move. Make a decision. It’s not going to be easy because karma is very powerful and won’t easily permit you to move. If you move to another city or another country, you will create totally new karmic impulses. This is very, very important.




Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side You will come into contact with different forces. MANTRA: OM KALA SAMHARA MURTNE NAMAHA

Put this mantra in your: eyes, ears, nostrils and other sense organs. You will create new time. We all need new time. We don’t want to live in old time. Old time is karmic time. As regards space karma, I just want to add one more thing. In many spiritual traditions, people go on pilgrimages. Pilgrimages are trips to sites with a great amount of power. That’s why I take people to India to certain power spots. Once they go to the power spots, their karma that is so frozen suddenly begins to become liquid. When it is liquid, you can then your change karma. Focus on Your Destiny by Going Inside

One day I was reading the Koran and Muhammad was praying to Allah. The prayer is as follows: “Allah! You are light! Turn every cell in my body into light, my blood, my nerves, my eyes, my ears. Turn them into light! Turn the environment into light!” This is the true teaching of Muhammad. When you are quiet, focus on your destiny. You have a destiny and that destiny was decided a long time ago. It is going to unfold day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute into material reality. You can close your eyes whenever you are aloneand meditate on, “What’s my destiny?” When you do so, you will alter your destiny because you are going inside, and the very act of going inside will create new impulses. Then you will begin to ask: “Why I am doing it? What am I doing? What else can I do?” It is important to see how the inner and the outerselves are connected. The outer is dependent on the inner. Just ask yourself, “How can I improve things?” This contemplation itself is a meditation. What happens is that when you put something out to the 156


universe, it can take a lifetime for the manifestation to occur. Things are very slow and dense. They move very slowly. It took 300 years after the death of Christ for Christianity to take root and become a major force. The same thing happened with the teachings of Buddha. It took 400 years. But we have learned to use time in a different way. Time for Jesus, time for Buddha was very slow time because there was less knowledge of material science. Science and Time

One thing that science has given us is a knowledge of how to better handle time: we want everything fast! Jesus had to walk, so did the Buddha. Now we have airplanes, trains, cars... We have microwaves that cook faster than conventional ovens or firewood. We know how to do things fast, but we should know how to do things even faster. MEDITATION: OM KALA SAMHARA MURTNE NAMAHA (PRONOUNCED: OHM KAHLA SAM -HARA MERT-NE NA-MA-HA)

Pray to Lord Siva (Infinite Intelligence) to kill time: Om Kala Samhara Murtne Namaha Close your eyes: Om Kala Samhara Murtne Namaha! Kala means time Samhara means destruction Murti is the aspect of the Divine that destroys time. I bow to Him. Kala Samhara Murtne Namaha Kala Samhara Murtne Namaha Kala Samhara Murtne Namaha Kala Samhara Murtne Namaha Pray to God to allow you to experience the death of time, “Make me timeless. Give the experience of timelessness.” Kala Samhara Murtne Namaha! 157

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side Kala Samhara Murtne Namaha! Time is destroyed within me!!!” Behind this mantra is a story. God Time or the Death of Time

Why does Siva want to kill time? The reason is because time slows everything down. We want to be timeless. In the Hindu mythology, there is a different association of time with different gods. What we humans experience as one year is just one day for the angels. One year of work that we do can be done by angels in one day. The gods are better processors of time. One year is one hour. So if someone is getting paid $100,000 per year, if you are a God, you will get paid that much per hour. Vishnu does better than Brahma: one year for Vishnu is 15 minutes; for Brahma, 30 minutes. For Siva, one year is 1 millionth of a second. He moves very fast. For Him, everything about the world is a joke and He wants to help you out of this world. This mantra brings in the very fastest energy.



Non-movement is timelessness. Movement is time! This mantra profoundly accelerates and dissolves the influence of time. Kala Samhara Murtne Swaha!! Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti! Peace, Peace, Peace!

Meditate on these sounds and pray: Kala Samhara Murti: I want to live your time, not my time! Then He will give the ability to experience His time. Time and the Planets

It is the planets that create time through their revolutions. It is important to understand the relationship between planetary movement and time. We have a solar calendar, a lunar calendar, and even the names for the days of the weeks have their origin in the names of planets (i.e, Saturday is Saturn’s Day, Sunday is Sun’s Day, and so on.) These energies and their influences can all be stopped through the Grace of the Divine. The power of these sounds puts a hold on them just for your sake so that you can experience non-movement. 158


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Two Pros, Profit and Profession



t doesn’t matter whether you’re just doing a job or running a business. It is important that you earn a profit. How do we enhance our profit-making consciousness? I want you to learn moral and ethical laws of profit-making. Profit is a very elusive thing to the normal human mind. Many people are deluded; they simply do not allow themselves to focus on profit. One attitude is, “The existing condition is so miserable, who worries about profit...if I can just pay my bills. That’s fine.” Another attitude is, “Well, I don’t even want to look at my finances. Let me be totally unconscious about it because it is too depressing to look at.” Profitable Outlook

So, I want to change the “unprofitable” attitudes towards profit. I would like you to be profit-conscious all the time. And the first prerequisite is having a positive attitude toward profit. You have to take a really hard look at what you are doing and ask yourself if it is worthwhile continuing to do it. What that means is you have to do the math all the time; you have to find out what the profit is going to be. If you are not doing this now, that’s fine; just promise yourself that you will do this down the road. You must have a very clear vision of it, otherwise, nothing positive will happen. 160

I want to make a distinction here between profit and profession. The tenth chapter of this book focused on profession or career. This chapter is about profit. It is very important to make a distinction between the tenth house and the eleventh house, because sometimes you may do something for business or job that may not be the source of profit. Profit can come through many ways, which may not be directly related to your job orbusiness. It could be an investment in which you are not directly involved, a windfall or inheritance. Profit is not necessarily directly related to what you are doing in your career. It may be something that you do with others in which the other person plays a primary role and you play a lesser role. You can have several of these kinds of investments. For profit, youshould be open to different areas, not just focused on one thing. Branch Out into the Light

You should not be tied down to doing just one thing. Branch out and look for opportunities, but allocate your time or have a time plan. “There is so much time available for this and so much time for that.” Most of the time your karma will not let you go into other areas. If you have karma to be a dentist, then you will think, “I am a dentist, I am a dentist.” If you want to become a movie producer or a stockbroker, then you have to give up the dentist identity. That is very important. There is asaying in Tamil: “The money that you make by selling dogs willnot bark.” Do you understand? You can sell dogs and make money, but that money is not going to bark, because it came out of selling puppies (a beginning stage, not yet manifesting full-grown potentials). So you have to break the old identification pattern. At any point in time you should be willing tochange careers or businesses. To successfully turn a profit, you have to get rid of victim/loser consciousness, laziness, or negative forces. The 161

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side mantra I’m giving you in this area will help you to become alert. When you are not alert, what happens is that you simply pass the time without analyzing it. Thoughts become lethargic. For example, “Well, at least I’m paying my bills now,” or “Somehow, I’m getting by.” This is a attitude common among many people. To have the right attitude toward profit, this kind of thinking must be changed. We have to develop a very strong material consciousness. A very strong material consciousness is related to profit consciousness. So profit consciousness is gaining more material consciousness, material insight, material light. Once, I was reading some of Einstein’s original papers where he was defining matter. What is matter? He says that matter is light energy stopped. When you stop light energy, it becomes matter. If you arrest the flow of energy, it turns into matter. And if it doesn’t become matter, it just flows away. So we need matter, although matter is a very “stuck” condition, we still need matter because we are material beings. We can change light into matter—and matter into light. Put another way, profit=matter in Einstein’s famous energy equation: Light (energy)=matter(profit) x (speed of light ) squared.


tions that make big bucks and he put that awareness into his head. So what you present to your logical mind also helps to change your thinking. Consciously, you have to do something about it, too, placing more focus on profit awareness. Constantly evaluate whether or not what you are doing is the right thing to do. Asking the Right Questions

I met a man in Canada, who told me that he brings $100 million dollars to his company and the company gives him $100,000. He started asking himself these questions, “Why don’t I do something to get the $100 million for myself, rather than making this $100 million dollars for someone else? After all, I bring this money from my division, my intelligence, my contacts.” So, it’s important to engage in practical thinking about profit in addition to working with the sounds. Vedic Astrology can also be very helpful in discovering your most profitable areas. You can do this by having an Eleventh House reading done. MANTRA: SWARNA RAJADAs SRAJAM (PRONOUNCED: SWAR-NA RAH-JA-DAs SR-JAM)

Each soul has its own qualities. It is a kind of programming. Some souls come here with profit-orientation, but only some. Most come with an orientation to lose. That’s why there are so many losers everywhere. I want you to delete loser consciousness and to install profit consciousness. So use this mantra wisely. This is for the unconscious layer of your mind. For the conscious levels, engage your logical mind in profit thinking. I read something once about Bill Gates. Even when he was a highschool boy, he had a passion for reading Fortune magazine. He read this all the time. Fortune magazine deals with corpora-

In Sanskrit, Swarna Rajadas Srajam means, “garlands of gold and silver.” The Goddess Lakshmi is visualized as wearing garlands of gold and silver. This mantra comes from a longer chant for Lakshmi in the ancient sacred scriptures called Vedas, but for now I want you to understand that Swarna Rajadas Srajam is a mantra specifically for profit. In Hindu mythology, Kubera, the God who is the banker in heaven, used this mantra to get his position! Archetypically, Swarna Rajadas Srajam has lots of other meanings. The “bottom line” is that these sounds will give you a desire to acquire gold which is an indicator of wealth. (Not dollars or pounds or euros, but gold, the precious metal.) Again, picture the images for Lakshmi that were introduced earlier in



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Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side Chapter 2. See all those images: Lakshmi with a golden body, with elephants on both sides, the moon, the money tree, the horse...


Chapter 12 Expense and Enlightenment MANTRA: GAYATRI (PRONOUNCED: GUY-YA-TRI )


e are at the last leg of a 12-step program to change your life. In some sense, this chapter is odd. It puts together two totally unrelated areas: expense and enlightenment. But the astrological scheme that I have followed throughout the book accommodates these two themes. Expense is Thoughtlessness

First, let’s look at expenses. Most of the time we overspend or spend unnecessarily because we have not thought things through. To me, thoughtlessness and expense go together. I’m not saying that expenses can’t happen unexpectedly. They do happen. But you can control your expenses if you become more aware, if you anticipate. But unfortunately, we do not have enough consciousness. And when we don’t have enough consciousness, we just let things go on in an erratic way, and when things go in an erratic way, they often end up in unnecessary expenses. So, the way to control your expenses is to become more conscious about cash flow. Necessary vs Unnecessary Expense

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Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side about unnecessary expenses. Consider those things which constitute expenses at two levels: unnecessary and necessary. Necessary expenses pertain to your education, health, housing, travel, your vacation, and your comfort. It is the unnecessary expenses you must learn to avoid. Again, as in earlier chapters, we will learn sound vibrations which will spontaneously help you to make some decisions which will cut down on unnecessary expenses while promoting legitimate expenses that are going to be helpful to you. We will do that when we come to the meditation at the end. Spiritual Life Begins at 50

Now, I want to talk about your spiritual life. In India they have a life model: Everyone has to go through certain stages in life. When you are young, you go to school and get a degree. And after that, you get married, get a job and then you spend all your time trying to make money; not only make money, but save money. And then at fifty or fifty-five, you must retire because you shouldn’t be working forever. I would encourage people to retire when they are fifty or fifty-five at the most. And what you do after that? In India, they call it Vanaprasta. It means going into a jungle. You leave the world. You do not want to experience the marketplace anymore. You just want to focus your attention on consciousness. Your spiritual life becomes very important at that point in time. This is a very good model because by that time you no longer have the energy you had when you were young. So, you conserve energy and useit to reflect on, “what is life?” The important thing about spirituality is that it gives you awareness or puts you in touch with who you are. Who you are is not what you have been doing on this earth-plane, who you are related to, and so on. Who you really are is the Being whose task it is to understand the infinite levels of awareness, of consciousness. 166


You have to see what the ego structure is and how thoughts come to your mind, and how what you see—the appearance of things—are only illusions that come through a limited awareness. We block much of our total potential awareness in order to have an ego experience. All that we process is just a linear ego experience. We disallow any other experience to come through us. Even scientists agree that we only use five to ten percent of our mental potential. So, what happens to the rest of the brain? This information is blocked by the mind. Now, it is very important at this point in time that our responsibility to the world is over so we have more time to reflect on, “What is the nature of life?” How are we going to deal with our own consciousness? This is very, very important because it is going to give us an insight into what we are going to be doing in the future, whether we want to come back to this earth-plane or end reincarnation and the cycle of birth and death. Is there Lasting Happiness?

One thing that I must tell you is that nothing of this earthplane is going to give you lasting happiness. Money is a motivating factor for many of you as long as you don’t have money. However, once you have money, then you will find that it has its own limitations. There are other things that you still need to deal with, like an aging body, aches, pains, diseases and so forth. But, still, we love this painful body. And we have not yet considered a way of mastering our limitations—at the level of the mind and at the level of the body. A man came to me and said, “Dr Pillai, I will come back to you when I am say, seventy, and have stopped working.” He was then sixty-five. And I told him, “You are already sixty-five, and you want to work for five more years, even though there is no need for you to work anymore because you already have all the money in the world.” But he thinks that he should come to me only when he can no longer make any more money. That’s the 167

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side time that he thinks he can spend time on God or self-analysis. True Bliss

True bliss comes when the mind dies. True bliss comes when the breath goes into the susumna, the central nadi or energy channel, which is invisible. We don’t usually access it because we spend most of our time “blah blah-ing.” Either we “blah blah” to ourselves or to another person. It is important for everyone to shut up and meditate for a while everyday. During this millenium, our spiritual nature is going to be revived. We are going to understand more about spiritual laws. This is realling going to give us a new life. Now let us go to the mantras that can open your spiritual awareness. The sounds that you’ll be learning later on during the Meditation portion will deliver you from bondage—the bondage of the human mind and body. It will also help you cut down on expenses caused by lack of consciousness or awareness. Sun and Seeds of life


Saint Thirimular, who gave us the Ara Kara meditation, talked about the sun at length. He said the sun needs to be understood at different levels. In the galaxy, there is the central sun known as the macrocosmic sun. Then there is the local sun that reflects the soul, and at an eternal level, the mind. MANTRA: GAYATRI (PRONOUNCED: GUY-YA-TRI)

Now I am going to teach you a prayer to the Sun, who is the life giver. Remember that the Sun is not only just a star, but a Being whom ancient people called the Sun God. The purpose of this chant is to enhance the potency of the life principles, including one’s body, mind and soul. Visualize the sun’s rays streaming forth into your body, mind and soul. This is an ancient Sanskrit chant. It is called the Gayatri mantra, the prayer to the sun. I am happy to give this to you. (Pronounciation follows the chant.)

I want you to learn how you can strengthen the life energy within you. Technically speaking, what promotes life is the energy of the sun. Without the sun, there would be no life on the earth-plane. The rays from the sun not only support life, but the rays of the sun are indeed seeds of life itself. The sun represents the reflection of the soul. Obstruction of the sun’s energy on any level creates unhappiness. You may have heard about winter depression. Some people get depressed in the winter because of the non-availability of positive rays, which are joys of nature from the sun. These people are normally asked to expose themselves to bright light in order to treat their depression. Even ordinary people don’t feel happy during wintertime when there is less sunlight. So, bright light is used to treat winter depression. In the spring when you see the sun and the sunlight is available more frequently, you feel so much happiness!

Om Bhur Bhuvah Swaha Tat Savitur Varenyam Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi Dhiyoyona Prachodayat (Pronounced: (Ohm Bur Boo-Vah Swah-ha Taht Sah-Vee-Toor Vahr-Ehn-Yum Bhahr-go Deh-Vahs-Yah Dee-Mah-Hee Dee-Yoh Yohn-Ah Prah-Choh-dah-Yaht) The sounds Om, Bhur, Bhuvah, Swaha, Savitur—they all refer to different principles of consciousness and different light principles. Light and consciousness are one and the same. These sounds have their own light equivalence. They are light waves indeed. Om bhur bhuvah swaha Tat savitur varenyam



Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side Bhargo devasya dhimahi Dhiyoyona prachodayat Here are some of the meanings embedded in this mantra: bhur (earth) bhuvah (atmosphere) swaha (heavens) tat (that) savitur (of the source) varenyam (to be held sacred) bhargo (light) devasya (of the effulgent) dhimahi (we meditate on) Some people like to use the Gayatri mantra on Sunday, literally the Sun’s Day. PRAYER FOR IMMORTALITY

This is the prayer for immortality. Tryambakam Yajamhe Suganhim Pustivardhanam Urvarukamiva Bandhanat Mrtyor muksyia ma’mrtat (Pronounced:

Try-Um-Bah-Kum Ya-Jahm-Mah-Hay Soo-Gahn-Dim Poosh-Tee Vahr-Dah-Nahm Oor-Vahr-Oo-Kumee-Vah Vahn-Dahn-Ahn Mrit-Your Mook-Shee-Yah Mahm-Ree-Taht)

Put these sounds into the eyes, ears, tongue, Third Eye, and so on as I’ve instructed with other mantras. Savings Consciousness: A Moving Target

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Travel to different foreign countries can alter your fortune. It is important that you breathe different life energies from different lands. Negative Enlightenment and Ignorant Gurus

The following section is for those on a spiritual path. It gives you some checks and balances to help you on your way. Everything is changing constantly. We call this evolution. Evolution is brought about by time. Time, as it progresses, reveals many hidden secrets about knowledge and the material universe. What was once unknown is known now. What is unknown now will be known someday in the future. The bottom line is that everything is changing every moment. But, there are institutions that have resisted change: Our religious institutions and our fanatical attachments to particular faiths. We say God is beyond reason and logic. It is a matter of the heart and inner knowingness. I totally agree with this. But I want to warn those on a spiritual path about ignorant gurus and negative enlightenment. These terms may be considered oxymorons, but they exist. Evaluate Spiritual Teachings along with the Teacher

Many years ago when I gave a New Year’s Eve lecture in Los Angeles, I talked about the ignorance of the Buddha. I said the Buddha lived in a primitive society without electricity, air conditioning or antibiotics. Science and technology, as we know them today, did not exist then, so the Buddha suffered along with his contemporaries. They slept on hard floors, walked in the hot sun, drank dirty water and died of epidemics or clogged arteries. Although enlightened, Buddha was not only conditioned by lack of scientific or technological knowledge, but by a crippling monastic and ascetic culture. The Buddha, though he called himself a rebel and was known for his polemics against Hinduism, nonetheless was a victim of Hindu asceticism and celibacy imposed by the Upanishadic tradition of pre-Buddhist 171

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and post-Vedic India. This is what made the Buddha leave his kingdom, father, wife, and son in search of enlightenment. The ideal was renunciation and asceticism. Desire was seen as the root cause of misery: Seek nirvana through meditation and end the cycle of birth and death. The Buddha is understood to have followed the so-called “middle path” which avoids extreme life styles. Did he follow one? Apparently not. He took to begging and didn’t allow women in his monasteries for a long time. So far I have dwelt on the negative qualities of the Buddha and his way of life. Is there anything positive about him? Yes there is a lot. The Buddha knew about the unknowable. He was a great scientist of superconsciousness and nirvana. He acquiredtremendous amounts of superhuman and supernatural powers. He lived like a superman, which in his opinion was better than being a prince or king. Life to him was worth renouncing forthe sake of Enlightenment. I want you to ponder the question: Do we have to renounce life in order to reach enlightenment? Most religions, if not all, would say yes to this question. That is how the split between the layman and the clergy—the profane and the sacred—was created. It is time for all religionists to join together and to develop a hard-nosed look at their holy men and women, along with the teachings within their respective traditions. I know that this will create a lot of turmoil and confusion among congregations emotionally tied to their particular religions and beliefs. Yet, I am not professing a rationalistic theology. Religion and spirituality are beyond reason. However, I urge you to look at the neglect and lack of interest that churches, temples, mosques and monasteries have suffered. People are less able to relate to their religion easily except through some form of fundamentalism, which is not a desirable option for those desiring Enlightenment. We need to contemporize our religion, faith and spiritual practices. In order to do this we have to use discernment.

Particularly we need to discriminate between positive and negative enlightenment, ignorant gurus and enlightened gurus. The following comparisons will help you decide the key factors about the four categories that I have described for yourself.



Negative Enlightenment Teachings

1. Desire is the cause for misery and the senses cause bondage to the world. Practice renunciation. 2. Anniliation of the ego. 3. Sit in meditation all the time. 4. Lead a life of poverty with minimum resources. 5. Live in the moment and don’t plan for the future. 6. Work is distraction from enlightenment, therefore don’t work. 7. Sex is evil. 8. Senses are evil. 9. Emotions and fantasies are evil. Positive Enlightenment Teachings

1. Life should be full of positive desires, but one should remain detached from both joy and suffering. 2. Nurtures positive ego, which leads to self-esteem. 3. Sit in meditation for a period of time, e.g. an hour, but be mindful all day. 4. Live a comfortable life with moderate luxury. 5. Live in the moment but secure your present and future needs. 6. Work is divine and better than inaction and unemployment. 7. Sex is divine. 8. Senses are nourishing, but keep them under control. 9. Emotions and fantasies give meaning to life.

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Finding an Authentic Guru is Hard

During the month of February 2000, I took a group of my American students on a pilgrimage to India. We went to a sacred mountain in search of the Siddhas (perfected Beings). I met a guy in a deep saffron robe and long matted hair. He would not speak and it was said that he lived on one meal a day. I gave him some money. He wanted to have his picture taken with my students and me. I complied, though feeling uncomfortable. When I was leaving, he asked me to write something. I wrote to him that he should give up his pretensions about silence and fasting and try to get a job. Later on, the temple priest told me that the so-called saint became silent because he didn’t know the answers to the questions of his people. All that he needed to do was fake a mystical look and raise his hands in blessings. He raised one hand if the donation was poor and two hands if it was generous. Many years ago when I was young, I studied with a guru who has been a university professor for 30 years of his life. He was a highschool dropout, but his knowledge was greater than most PhDs. Most universities recognized him and awarded him honorary doctorate degrees. He would never teach for money, but selected one or two people whom he would teach individually. He introduced me to Sri Vidya, an ancient Tantric tradition. The day he initiated me, the Goddess appeared to me in a dream. This is an example of a real teacher. However, thisdoes not mean that anybody who doesn’t collect money is amaster teacher. Many teachings are available free of cost from gurus in India who act like the guru I mentioned formerly. It is very difficult to find an authentic guru. Checklist for Discerning an Ignorant Guru

1. Fanatical, fundamentalist. Robes and beard are more important than their inner development. 2. Follows institutional bureaucracy and hierarchy in order 1



to keep political power. 3. Manipulates students to stay with them through fear, guilt and eternal oaths. 4. “I am God or the only one who holds the truth. Everyone else is either false or mistaken.” 5. Wealth is bad and you should give up your belongings (perhaps to him for safe custody). 6. Outwardly condemns sex although it is contradictory to his conviction and practice. 7. Does not socialize with students in order to keep the students in awe and wonder. 8. Donation to the guru or his institution will wash away your sins. 9. Doesn’t talk about his struggles with thoughts and desires, but lies to the world that he is in samadhi and without thoughts. 10. Full of diseases in the body, and blames them on to the karma of the students and the world. 11. Claims that his personal suffering is due to taking on the karma of the people of the world. Checklist for Discerning an Enlightened Guru

1. Totally free from concepts, constantly moving forward and progressive. Robes are not as important as inner development. 2. Not attached to institutions and hierarchy. Least political. 3. Always asks his students to feel free to quit without fear or guilt. 4. “I am on the path still evolving.” Respects others’ teachings and recommends their books and teachings. 5. Wealth is freedom. You should save money for your rainy days. 6. Affirms sexuality and its divinity. 175

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Chapter 13 Nadis

his chapter may not appeal to everyone, but there are some people for whom this information will be a God-send. Literally. There are some people who are seeking a deeper explanation about their karma, what they did in a past life that has caused what they are dealing with now... So consider, have you ever wished for answers about why some things in your life look the way they do and what you could do to remedy some of your difficulties? In India, there is a secret esoteric tradition that has kept records detailing the past, present and future for many people. This is called Nadi Astrology. These records were written by various enlightened masters who are collectively called the Siddhas. I have mentioned them several times earlier in this book. If you have been drawn to this book and have been finding it helpful, these enlightened Siddhas may have known you in a past life when you lived in India. If so, at that time they agreed to help you during a crisis in a future lifetime, and they always keep their word. For many people, that “future” lifetime is actually the one they are in now. The promised help they will receive will come from Nadi Astrology. If you are drawn to investigate Nadi Astrology in this lifetime, there is a strong chance that you have a connection with these Siddhas and there are records waiting for you, sort of




“Post-It’s” from the Divine, giving explanations and directions for this lifetime. Many traditions have predicted that this new millennium will be the setting for tremendous material and spiritual evolution for many people. Nadi astrology is a key tool for positive, rapid transformation as it explains past errors which have resulted in the current state of affairs in one’s life and particular remedies to perform in order to alleviate difficulties and open up a new, more positive karmic track in this lifetime. I am very excited to make knowledge of this most precious tool available in the West. The Nadis truly come from “the other side.” Siddhas and the Sacred Leaves

Many of the Siddhas are not yet well-known in the West, although one of them, Babaji, has been written about in Yogananda’s book, Autobiography of a Yogi. Another book describing the yogic abilities of these masters is, Babaji and the 18 Siddha Kriya Yoga Tradition, by M. Govindan. In this millennium, the wisdom and secrets of the Siddhas are being passed into the West more openly for the first time, and I have special permission to share things which have never before been released publicly. Many people in the West will benefit enormously from these. The enlightened Siddha masters founded Nadi astrology truly a long, long ago. Lord Siva, pleased with their devotion, bestowed upon them some exclusive powers. He gave them incredible clairvoyance to know the past, present and future. The Siddhas etched their priceless knowledge on ancient palm leaves called Nadis. Associated with you in your Poorva Janma (previous birth), they promised to help you in a future life, i.e. now. By the Nadi law, you will be involuntarily attracted to the leaves by destiny only. The very fact you are reading this far into the description of the Nadis is an interesting omen, as not everyone even hears about them, let alone is curious about 179

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side them. The Nadi leaves are inscribed in Sanskrit, the mother tongue for all ancient Indian arts and sciences. Various people have held the Nadis in secret once the Siddhas wrote them. One ruler, the Maharajah Serfoji II of Tanjore in southern India, was a true patron of art and sciences. He stored these palm leaves safely in his palace library knowing their importance. He also had them translated into Tamil (a language used in southern India). The British acquired possession of these leaves during their rule and later sold them to some families, which still own them and respectfully keep them. The Nadi leaves have been held quietly for centuries, waiting their time of rendezvous with their intended recipients, the individuals whose destinies they describe. Time to Release Secrets

I have been an enlightened Siddha master in many, many lifetimes. The time has come to release many of the Siddha secrets into the West in a broad way, to benefit many, many people. The time has come for this knowledge to go out in the masses. I have spent over twenty years of painstaking research in this life to unearth a combination of Nadis renowned for being genuine, accurate and reliable. Most importantly for you, I am energetically involved in the remedial process of Nadi astrology which gives a very strong boost to the removal of negative karma and accelerates positive transformations. As suggested by Lord Siva in your leaves, it is important to perform remedial rituals at specific temples which hold ancient divine energies. It is important for individuals to perform the remedies in order to change the problems in their lives, transmuting difficult karma created in past lives which may be affecting this one. Finding Your Leaf, Changing Your Life

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while making the pilgrimage visit. By offering prayers in the particular temples recommended for you, you will leave the temples with divine blessings which will literally open up a new life for you. It is not enough to know your destiny, whether it is good or bad. An important step in creating a new life is the ability to change and reconstruct it as you wish it to be. This is a yogic art. I have people who are interested in seeking their Nadi leaf start the search with Siva Nadi, the supreme Nadi, which is a dialogue between Lord Siva and his consort Parvati—both considered true adepts of enlightened yogic arts. Mahasiva Sukshmam Nadi, the greatest Siva Nadi, contains minute details about every aspect of human life. Whereas other Nadis usually give predictions for every five years or so, this Nadi will give predictions on a yearly basis or even every six months. However, not everyone on the planet has a leaf available with Siva Nadi. For some people, the Siddha who is helping them left other leaves. For esample, there are Nadis from other illustrious saints such as Visvamitra, Bogar and Pulipani. To find out if you have a leaf, your thumbprint is used as part of the “look-up” process. Everyone’s thumbprint is unique. Nadi astrologers search through the palm leaves based on the pattern of the thumbprint to find out if you have a Nadi leaf containing your destiny, and remedial suggestions about how to remove negative karma. Nadi readings will accelerate the process of burning your karma and can completely alter the course of your destiny. Some of the Nadi remedies may suggest that you visit a specific temple. These temples have been built in a sacred place with beneficial space. I have mentioned at the beginning of this book that the Siddhas considered water a great purifier. Space itself also has therapeutic properities when it is the right space. 181

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According to the Siddhas, each space has its own vibes. This can be clearly understood by a comparision of a “good” neighborhood and a “bad” neighborhood. The Siddhas tell a story to explain the vibes in different geographical spaces. Story of the House of Thieves

Once a Siddha was caught in rain in the woods. It was dark at night, and he looked around for a shelter. He found a house and walked towards it to sit out out the rain as the house was covered. He also found a newly wedded couple taking shelter. The Siddha had a terrible thought suddenly flashing through his mind. That was to kill the husband and take the woman and her jewels. The Siddha examined wherefrom this negative idea came to him. He discovered that the house belonged to some robbers, and their thought waves were still floating in the sky, and the Siddha happened to access them. Just as there are negative thought patterns floating in the atmosphere, there are also good ones. The places where good thoughts are floating are called sacred spaces. Usually these are within specially built temples where in ancient times a great being cured the king of a disease or healed the poor, and so forth. To visit a sacred space and to breathe the vibes there is truly therapeutic. Good Thoughts and Sacred Spaces

So the temples recommended by the Nadis are dripping with space energy from the Siddhas. This is why remedies and prayers performed in them are so effective. There is Infinite Intelligence and Compassion present in the Divine radiations of these temples. Each temple is devoted to an aspect of the Divine. Those that are given as your “remedy” temples are keyed to energies suitable for diffusing your old karma and recharging you with a new life. A temple called Vaitheeswaran Koil in a village in Southern 182


India is the nerve center of the Nadi tradition. Surrounded by other temples of great significance, the entire village reverberates with this ancient heritage of wisdom. The Nadi readers I work with are from this fertile Nadi Astrology soil; I guarantee the authenticity and integrity of the readers and Nadis used by Vaaak Sounds. Caution! There is so much out there in the name of Nadi Astrology—not every Nadi is comprehensive or legitimate. There are fake Nadi leaves! It is important to be cautious about the source. To repeat, I personally guarantee the authenticity of the Nadi’s used in my organization. Two Ways To Find Your Nadi Leaf

For those who are interested in exploring this sacred tool, you can find your Nadi leaf through two means: by coming to India in person (either on one of Vaaak Sounds special group trips or on an individually designed trip for those of you with tight and unpredictable schedules); or through use of an efficient mail-order service. In the case of using the mail-order service, my staff in India will arrange for remedies to be performed in your Nadi temples in your name, and this has great efficacy. You may be given a yantra to use at home, and in that case, you must be faithful to this for the remedy to work. However, I have to be honest and say it is most beneficial to come to India and personally perform the remedies that the Nadi author prescribes for you. You are the best one to clean up your own mess! However, if you cannot travel to India at this point in time, you can receive your Nadi reading through the postal service or through email. You may fill out a questionnaire and return it to Vaaak Sounds along with your thumbprint. Some people start the process by opting for Nadi remedies through mail-order and then later come to India to repeat the remedies through the Nadi trip service. My staff in India has been taking excellent 183

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side care of people doing their Nadi remedies for several years now, and they really devote themselves to making this a deeply meaningful pilgrimage for you with the details of meals, hotels, transportation all attended to. You are accompanied by a Nadi guide who is familiar with the energies of the temples and who will ensure your remedies are properly performed. I have seen this to be a life transforming experience for some many people, and I know there are many, many more leaves waiting for their rightful recipient. Some people ask, can some day temples with special space energy be built in places other than India. And I say, “Yes.” We live in an age when new temples will be built in new lands, and when the Divine energies will charge new places as well. The time has come for enlightened energy to become available throughout the world. It is time for the Age of Truth to take hold.


There are many, many leaves waiting for souls that were meant to find them. This is a profoundly deep yogic science, and you cannot come to your Nadi before the time of the intended rendezvous. For some of you reading this book, that time is NOW. If you are drawn to investigate this further, please get more information about how to fill out a questionnaire and submit your thumbprint from my website, or you contact my office directly at Vaaak Sounds 432 Allegheny River Blvd. Suite #201 Oakmont, PA 15139 , USA Phone: (888) 241-7337 Fax: (412) 828-0911 or email to [email protected]

Nadi Reading Process

But, back to the Nadis, for now. First, Nadi readers will locate your leaf and any accompanying “chapters” of information. Then, the readers will locate your first chapter for a general reading: This information identifies you, your parents and spouse by name, number of siblings, profession, religion, etc. It will include general predictions for the future. They will then locate your two remedial chapters that prescribe the exact rituals to be performed, which will erase the balance of your past-life sins, allow you to end the current suffering and achieve your highest potential in the future. Subsequently, you can request additional chapter readings on specific areas of life that you wish to learn about such as jobs, business, family, marriage, relationships, health/medical issues and so on. But I insist that the most efficient way to start is with the remedial chapters: You have so much to gain by cleaning up the old karma! 184


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you use in the war is wisdom, the drum is Nada (sacred sounds) and the armor you will have is sacred ash. What do you conquer? Heaven—for God and peace are synonymous.

Chapter 14 Sacred Ash (Vibhuti), Siva-Shakti Malas, Crystal Siva Linga n this chapter I share some tools that were divinely given, namely Sacred Ash (Vibhuti), Siva-Shakti Malas (a kind of rosary) and Crystal Siva Lingas. These tools have been used for centuries by the Tamil Siddhas who believe that the harmony of spirit, mind and body results in total perfection. The term Siddha means “a perfected, completed being who lives a life of unending joy.” To attain this level of Siddha success, one must master the ability to inhibit nonproductive and destructive thoughts and generate creative thoughts which will lead to perfection. Meditation is the only vehicle leading to higher consciousness, and ultimately, to that perfection. All of the tools I discuss in this chapter are tools to assist your meditative practice. All pathways to enlightenment involve meditation. I offer these tools to you to use as protective shields in these volatile times to help you with attaining peace. Now I want to answer the question, “Where is peace?” It is with God. Become identified with God; you will have peace. There was a great Siddha called Tiruvalluvar. He wrote, “No one gets rid of worries until he reaches the feet of God.” When I was Manikavacakar, I wrote some lyrics under the title “Sacred War.” The lyrics say everyone should engage in a sacred war against the army of Maya (illusion). The weapon that



Uses ofSacred Ash (Vibhuti)

In meditation practice, sacred ash (Vibhuti) is used on one’s forehead, throat, shoulders and other parts of one’s body. It usually comes in small packets and is grey in color. Holy ash is used in several traditions. For example, the Catholics have a tradition of going to church at the start of Lent and having a priest put some ash on their forehead, and so, the start of Lentis called Ash Wednesday. Sacred ash has been used in India for other purposes as well. Vibhuti is a tool that comes from the Divine to assist spiritual seekers in opening the third eye and absorbing spiritual realization at an accelerated pace. Sometimes spiritual seekers are not able to attract things because they lack authentic desire. The sacred ash has properties for both erasing karma and helping you with authentic desire. I recommend using sacred ash after showering, before beginning a meditation session. Some people apply it using the right hand, typically using the ring finger and dotting the third eye area on the forehead. I have encouraged some people to use the middle, ring, and pinkie finger of the right hand to create a three stripe effect on the forehead or even liberally apply vibhuti completely across the forehead as a protective blessing, chanting Om Nama Sivaya during the application. (Traditionally, the use of the index finger in applying vibhuti is reserved for one’s teacher.) In addition to the forehead, I have suggested to people that they put some vibhuti on their throat and shoulders. Some people put the contents of the packets into a small enclosed glass box or other suitable container and keep the vibhuti near their meditation spot or alter. It’s ok to wash your face off before leaving the house to go to work or school, or 187

other public places. Some people put a very light amount on all over their body before going to sleep at night. Vibhuthi Legends and Stories

I can share some of the older stories from India to illustrate the significance of using Vibhuti. Sage Sudhama’s Narration

Once the Saints of Sownagadhi collectively appealed to the Sage Sudhama to reveal to them what Lord Muruga taught to Agasthiyar. Sage Sudhama began to narrate...

Lord Muruga expatiated on the multifarious ways in which one could worship Lord Siva and particularly highlighted the significance of Vibuthi. Vibuthi...  is Kalpam [Kalpam is a concoction of rare herbs made by the siddhars—persons who have acquired the eight great mystic powers—in their superior wisdom. The consumption of this Kalpam in prescribed doses extends one’s life span on the earth, combats aging and enhances virility.]  has the magical power of instantaneously washing away one’s sins if applied on the physical body. The mere smelling of Vibuthi is enough to fetch one many good fortunes. The use of Vibuthi, prepared strictly in the manner proscribed, will help one achieve successes in one’s life and all his or her cherished hopes, aspirations and dreams will get fulfilled. In as much as one cannot totally comprehend the supreme and absolute aspects of Lord Siva, so also one cannot understand the infinite potency of Vibuthi.  embodies in itself and symbolizes the varied forms of 188

truth, spiritual wisdom, fire, air, water, earth and sky.  is the most favored item of Lord Siva, is universally used by Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, all the angels, seers and sages, brahmins, kshatriyas, vaishiyas, sudras (the four sects in the caste hierarchy of Hinduism) and women.  if applied on his physical body, chanting the name of Lord Siva, that person will assuredly acquire eight different forms of wealth and eight different forms of successes. The very sight of Vibuthi is adequate to drive away all the evils and all the demons. Vibuthi has the potential to cure several hideous diseases like leprosy. Vibuthi can be applied as three horizontal stripes or as one single small line (as mentioned earlier).  anybody who disrespects or scoffs at Vibuthi will come to grief.  anyone who mixes Vibuthi with water and applies it as three horizontal stripes, on his head, forehead, neck, chest, either side of his stomach, both his forearms, central parts of both his arms, two wrists, on his back and behind his neck, will embody in himself the Trinity of Lord Siva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma.  adorning, either as three horizontal stripes or as one single short line impells one on the path of spiritual progress. All sages of yore who are well versed in Vedic knowledge proclaim that Vibuthi dispels all darkness and ignorance, allowing for supra-mental illumination. All the ardent worshippers of Lord Siva whose aspiration it is to attain salvation must constantly apply Vibuthi, either as three long stripes or as one short line. 189

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Once upon a time, there was a deluge that engulfed the whole universe, and amidst the torrential floods, Lord Vishnu was lying on a small Banyan leaf. When Lord Siva appeared there, the colossal expanse of water appeared suddenly like a small pool of water under His feet. Lord Vishnu was flabbergasted to see this phenomenon and enquired who the visitor was. Lord Siva then gave Lord Vishnu a pinch of this Vibuthi, which Lord Vishnu applied on His forehead and also consumed. Instantly, Lord Vishnu was able to realize that the visitor was none other than Lord Siva Himself. Lord Siva told Lord Vishnu that He had come with a mission to beget Lord Brahma, who would, in turn, create all life, mind and matter. He appealed to Lord Vishnu to transform His sex and become His consort in order to create this progeny—as Lord Vishnu embodies in Himself all the supreme powers of Lord Siva. Lord Vishnu turned into an extraordinarily beautiful and seductive woman and had sexual intercourse with Lord Siva. Thereupon, the five-headed Lord Brahma appeared through the holy navel of Lord Vishnu. That Lord Brahma subsequently lost one head and became four-faced is a different story. Resurrecting Angels

The mighty and all-powerful Virabadhran used Vibuthi to resurrect the angels who were killed by demons. Eliminating Sin

Yovanarajan, who had perpetrated countless acts of sin, suddenly attained salvation because he physically came into contact with Saint Vamadeva whose body was smeared with Vibuthi. Story of the Brahmin’s Salvation

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suddenly died in his village. Driven by feelings of utter hatred and revulsion, the village folks tied the hands and feet of this Brahmin and dragged the corpse beyond the boundaries of their village and cast it away. The messengers of Lord Yama (the Lord of Death) also swiftly appeared to take away his spirit to the Hell. At this point of time, a dog with its body smeared accidentally with Vibuthicame to devour the corpse. When the Vibuthifell on the arms and chest of the dead Brahmin, all his sins were forgiven and he attained immediate salvation. The Story Of King Bujabalan Who Lost Vibuthi

Sage Sudhama then narrated the tale of Bujabalan to the Saints of Sownagadhi, to further impress on them the significance of Vibuthi... Bujabalan was a great king ruling Bengal with fair play and justice. He was known for upholding the high moral and ethical standards. He steadfastly loved his subjects and was constantly found in the company of well-meaning advisors. On an auspicious occasion, King Bujabalan offered a lot of gifts to Brahmins. A multitude of Brahmins invaded Bengal to avail themselves of the king’s generous gesture. Amongst them was Suseelan, a Brahmin of exceptional qualities and erudition. All the assembled Brahmins petitioned the king that he should accord priority to Suseelan and offer him the most gifts, as Suseelan was well-versed in the vedas, a great disciplinarian, and an ardent devotee of Lord Siva. The King readily complied. Suseelan pointed out to the King that all his acts of charity will become purposeless and futile unless he applied Vibuthi on his person, either as three horizontal stripes or as one small single line. The King became furious and told Suseelan that acts of charity have their own rewards and it was certainly not required that he should apply Vibuthi. Suseelan, once again pleaded with the King not to disrespect 191

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and belittle Vibuthi, as the repercussions would be far reaching. [Anybody who condemns the use of Vibuthi will instantly lose all their wealth, become physically sick and every part of his anatomy will decay. All his progeny will meet with destruction and he will be cast away into the Hell.] To this, the King derisively remarked that his wealth was inexhaustible, his physical frame incapable of decay, and his progeny could not be destroyed. The King further told Suseelan that he would approach him for Vibuthi, should any such calamity befall him. Since the King was unrelenting, Suseelan politely declined the gifts and departed abruptly. As time passed, King Bujabalan became physically diseased and confined to bed. His army was completely liquidated, and he was driven out of his kingdom by alien invaders. King Bujabalan took refuge in a forest where his wife eloped with a tribesman. Plagued by hunger and thirst, King Bujabalan wandered around in the forests nomadically. Since everybody refused him alms, Bujabalan resorted to robbery, and he was caught by the police. His legs and arms were amputated and he was cast away on the outskirts of the town. Bujabalan led the life of a beggar in a place called Kundinam in Vidharba. The tribesman, who eloped with Bujabalan’s wife, was killed and devoured by a tiger in the forest. Bujabalan’s wife wandered around as a mendicant and was caught by the police while attempting to steal. Her nose was cut off and by a quirk of fate, she also came to the same Kundinam where Bhujabalan was loitering. Although they met, they could not recognize each other and forgot their earlier matrimonial bond. They suffered from severe physical ailments, their bodies turned ulcerous, with blood and puss began oozing out. One day, they chanced to come to the doorsteps of Suseelan’s house with begging bowls. Suseelan enquired what

circumstances drove them to their sorry plight. Bhujabalan told Suseelan that he was the former ruler of Bengal. Bhujabalan was suffering from amnesia and did not recognize Suseelan. Suseelan reminded the erstwhile King of the earlier incidents and told him the reasons for his deprivation and grief. Bhujabalan began to slowly recollect the way he had contemptuously discarded Vibuthi. He begged for forgiveness and implored Suseelan to offer him Vibuthi. Once again, Suseelan gave the Vibuthi and exhorted Bhujabalan to apply it all over his body. He further blessed Bhujabalan saying, ‘You will soon recover all the eight forms of the wealth which you lost. Your wife who abandoned you will come back seeking reunion with you. All your physical ailments will vanish. You will conquer the invaders of your erstwhile kingdom. You will enjoy longevity and all the comforts.’ Bhujabalan applied the Vibuthi on his physical body with great care and devotion. He regained his lost legs and arms, and all his ailments suddenly disappeared. He prostrated at the feet of Suseelan in an act of sheer repentance. Bhujabalan’s wife also narrated her tale of woe and sought Suseelan’s forgiveness. Suseelan gave her a small quantity of Vibuthi, which she applied all over her body and she was also instantly restored to her original self. The King of Vidharba, Vichitraratham met Suseelan and fellat his feet. He profusely thanked Suseelan for saving his nephew, Bhujabalan and his wife and restoring to them all that they had lost both physically and materially. Vichitraratham then escorted Bhujabalan and his wife to his kingdom, feasted them and gave them enormous riches, horses, battalions and other valuable gifts. Bhujabalan and his wife once again met Suseelan and sought his blessings and help in retrieving for them their original kingdom of Bengal, which boon Suseelan was too glad to grant.



Bhujabalan enthusiastically marched towards his kingdom to engage in battle the demon king who was conducting his tyrannical rule in Bengal during his absence. But, the moment the demon king accosted Bhujabalan wearing the triple stripes of Vibuthi on his forehead, he meekly surrendered and shed his hideous demonic appearance and became a kindly-looking angel. A visibly stunned Bhujabalan enquired who the demon king was. The demon king escorted Bhujabalan and his wife to the throne, made them occupy it and showered on them bountiful riches. He organized the coronation of Bhuabalan on a grand scale. Thereafter, the demon king, turned angel, revealed to Bhujabalan his identity. The Demon King Tells A Story

Once upon a time I was Varunass and at that time, I was harassed and occupying the mid-oceans. I sought refuge and stayed at Lord Indra’s palace. Agastya and Narada visited Indra’s palace and Indra accorded both of them a tumultuous welcome. Thereafter Narada spoke to Indra thus... I have just returned from the human world where I witnessed some strange occurrences. In the palace of the famous King of Kashmir, Vajradehi, there was an ignorant priest Sudharman who knew nothing about the various rites and rituals. The King asked this priest why he remained ignorant of all the spiritual knowledge which he was expected to possess. The priest pleaded with the King that he was unable to comprehend the scriptures despite his best efforts and that he is fervently praying to Lord Vishnu to help him become knowledgeable. Pleased with this priest’s steadfast devotion and his incessant prayers, Lord Vishnu appeared before him and imparted to him all the sacared knowledge. Vajradehi, the King, 1


was also immensely pleased with developments, organized a function, showering lavish gifts on all the Brahmins who attended it. In the ensuing seminar, Sudharman vanquished all the learned Brahmins with his superior knowledge and debating skills. Alas, Sudharman became arrogant; he ridiculed and humiliated all the erudite Brahmins. Suddenly, Lord Brahma appeared on the scene, disguised as an aged Brahmin. He cautioned Sudharman to exercise restraint and warned him that any learning unaccompanied by poise and patience could spell disaster. An indignant Sudharman condemned Lord Brahma (in disguise) and proclaimed Him to be as ignorant as the rest of the Brahmins. Thereupon, Lord Brahma shed his disguise and appeared before Sudharman in his original four-faced form. As a fitting punishment for Sudharman’s insolence and vanity, Lord Brahma cursed that Sudharman’s tongue would no longer be able to wag and it will, forever, remain motionless. Siva-Shakti Mala Beads

Mala beads are a special rosary used for counting recitations of mantras. Typically they come in a necklace form with either 108 or 54 beads. (Twice around a set of 54 beads equals a count of 108.) 108 is a sacred number for mantra repetition. Repeating a mantra this many times brings it through many energy channels in your system and the mind lets go and lets the sounds penetrate into a deeper level. The best mala beads are composed of both rudraksha beads and crystal beads. Rudraksha beads are symbolic of Lord Siva, and crystal beads are symbolic of the Goddess. Lord Siva gives spiritual volution, and the Goddess gives material possessions. The rudraksha is said to be the compassionate tear of Siva for the suffering of the world. The crystal has been used since Atlantean times to boost meditiative practice. When you use mala beads of this type, you are strengthening 195

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side the balance between spirituality and materiality in your life. I have custom-designed mala beads, called Siva-Shakti mala beads, which will use both these materials to give you the very best results in chanting mantras. As a protective shield, I encourage everyone to do OM NAMA SIVAYA 108 times a day for the highest material and spiritual fulfillment. Crystal Siva Linga

A Siva Linga is a powerful ritual and meditation tool. The linga is a symbolic icon representing the male and female generative organs. This is an ancient sacred, tantric symbol for the creative and powerful energies of the Divine. This is a potent form of Lord Siva containing both masculine and feminine Divine energies—the sum of Divine Intelligence and Compassion. Crystal is a material that amplifies subtle vibrations; it is used in meditative arts for positive purposes only. Performing rituals and meditations with a Crystal Siva Linga accelerates the results of your meditation practice. Some people keep a Crystal Siva Linga on their meditation table or alter. I suggest doing a daily practice of pouring a small amount of liquid over a Crystal Siva Linga each day, perhaps in the morning. You can put the Crystal Siva Linga in a small cup, pour a small amount of milk or water or juice over the Siva Linga, reciting the chant Om Nama Sivaya a few times. This simple practice strongly focuses and energizes your prayers and brings the Divine energies into your daily life. When finished, rinse the Crystal Siva Linga and dry it off. Some people place a flower or offer incense or candlelight when they return the Crystal Siva Linga to their meditation table or alter. If you want to drink the liquid you poured over it when it was in the small cup, that is fine; it then acts as a kind of “communion.” 196


This ancient tool was given with Divine blessings, and I am pleased to share these blessings with the world through Crystal Siva Lingas. Uses of the Crystal Siva Linga

The Crystal Siva Linga can also be used with the mantra Thiru Neela Kantam during Pradosham times as one pours some milk on the Crystal Siva Linga. The benefits of chanting and meditating with Thiru Neela Kantam on Pradosham days are very heightened when combined with pouring some milk on a Crystal Siva Linga I have written about the karma-busting mantra, Thiru Neela Kantam in an earlier chapter. While this mantra is effective at anytime as both a chant and as a meditation, there are certain times and days when it is especially powerful. These are called Pradosham times and days. These are times when it is easier to get connected to Lord Siva as a window is more open on the inner planes. Story of Pradosham

The story of Pradosham is a legendary tale about an ancient cosmic event in Hindu mythology called the churning of the Milky Ocean (Sagar Manthan). In this story, the Milky Ocean was churned by the Devas (Angels) and the Asuras (Demons). They both used Mount Meru as the churning stick and a snake named Vasuki served as the rope. The Angels held the tail side and the demons the head. The object of churning the ocean was to get AMRITA, the elixir of immortality, which both parties wanted. During the churning, there came out of the Milky Ocean many beautiful beings and other objects. Kamadhenu, the wish-fulfilling cow came out of this Milky Ocean, along with other magical creations including Kalpa Vriksha (the wish-fulfilling tree), the Ucchaisrava (a magical white horse), Airavata (a magical white elephant), and Kaustubhamani (a wish-fulfilling jewel). The 197

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side Moon came out of this Milky Ocean as did the Goddess Lakshmi (goddess of purity and prosperity) The last to come out was Dhanvantari (the divine physician) who held a pot of the elixir Amrita in his healing hands. Despite the wonder of all this happy magic, nevertheless, something dangerous also developed. The snake Vasuki was unable to bear the pain caused by being used as a rope and being pulled in opposite directions. She vomited poison which fell on the elixir. No one wanted to go near the poison. Everyone panicked and prayed to Siva for help. In an act of compassion, Siva drank the poison. Parvarti, Siva’s wife, held Siva’s throat to stop the poison flowing down further into Siva’s body. The poison solidified into a blue spot within Siva’s throat giving him the name Sri Nilakanta in Sanskrit (“blue throat”). This story is a way to describe the power of the karma-busting sounds in the mantra “Thiru Neela Kantam,” a power that cannot really be put into words. In the story, Siva then danced on the head of the Nandi Bull, between his two horns. Siva’s drinking of the poison is a cosmic event that symbolizes the dissolution of karma and negative thoughts within us and the world. During every Pradosham time Siva does this for us. It is the best time to remove our karma and negativity as it is easier to get connected to Siva during these times. A daily Pradosham time starts with the sunset. Where the sun sets outside, both Nature and the human mind sense the inner worlds open up for a moment. Peace reigns both in and out. It is the time of Pradsham; the time of dissolution of the cosmos. Sunset is like a mini-renactment of this as the day dissolves. Siva performs a beautiful dance during this occasion. The cosmic dissolution event that is performed every epoch takes place at a miniature level on a daily basis. The on-set of night is the daily Pradosham. The Sun goes away, and everyone is ready to go home and rest. This is a quiet time inside and outside, and 198


therefore sunset is an ideal time for meditation. Until all your thoughts and processes slow down, including your breathing, you can’t see the dance of Siva. Pradosam time prepares you for the night. During every day, Pradosam time is typically between 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. In addition, each month there are days which area called “Pradosham Days,” and the 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. time during those days is especially charged. Those who chant or meditate with Thiru Neela Kantam mantra during Pradosam time on Pradosham Days will have their karma-bursting efforts naturally magnified by the power of this special time, which has Siva’s grace and is a doorway to Infinite Intelligence. If you have access to the Karma-Busting CD, this is a great time to play it! More about Pradosham Times

 Paksa Pradosam is the 4th moon called Caturti Tiki

during the waxing moon fortnight. Monthly Pradosam is the 13th moon called Triodasi Titi during both the waxing and the waning cycles, counting the 13th night after the full-moon and the new moon. Maha Pradosam is when the number two above falls on a Saturday.  Pralaya Pradosam is the Doom’s Day or Ending of Time, when Siva dissolves everything and dances.  People who worship Siva during Pradosam time reap the merit of the Asvamedha fire-ritual, a ritual conducted by emperors anouncing their supreme power.



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Even if you don’t have time to try out all the mantras in the Personal Transformation Section, Dr Pillai recommends you work with two mantras:

Om and

Om Nama Sivaya Both of these are explained in more detailed in the following chapter.

Chapter 15 Om Nama Sivaya (PRONOUNCED: OHM NA-MA SHE-VA-YA)

he first mantra in this book is OM, and I will return to it near the close. As T.S. Eliot the American poet said in Four Quartets, “In my end is my beginning.” Om is God. God is Om. Om is the primordial sound from which everything emanated. Om is consciousness. Om is Life. The domain of Om is incomprehensible to the human mind. Om is the realm of all possibilities. Om is Grace Light. Om is Arul, the Divine Intelligence. When you have enough Grace, Om will manifest as Divine Light just in front of you and will envelope you. This Light of Om will dissolve your ignorance. Different Enlightened Beings belonging to different religions have encountered the Om Light prior to their Enlightenment. The Om Light is Allah, Siva, Yaweh, the Tao, Nirvana, etc. Practice Om in the following way.



Om is formed of three sounds: Ah, Oo, Ma. At the ordinary level of human existence, Ah creates the waking state of human consciousness; Oo, the dream state; and Ma, the sleep state. Meditate on Ah for 3 minutes at the root chakra. Keep repeating this sound mentally. This will attract all worldly things towards you. ❖



Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side  Meditate on Oo at the heart center for 3 minutes. This will give you Divine Intelligence and influence your dreaming.  Meditate on Ma at the throat chakra for 1 minute. Ma, will create awareness of maya (illusion). It will create earthly consciousness and provide rest to the system. We only sleep a third of our lives, so that is why Ma is for a shorter duration, so you do not become too sleepy! ift Go to the Third Eye and chant Om for 3 minutes. Remember the following over and over and over and over again; one day when you do this meditation or when you are praying, Om will flood your entire body. From that time onwards, you will know that Om can get into you and totally change your human consciousness. I have done an entire video tape on a mantra beloved by many of the Tami Siddhas. This sound is: Om Nama Sivaya. MANTRA: OM NAM A SivAYA (PRONOUNCED: OM NA-MA SHE VA YA)

The purpose of Om Nama Sivaya is very meaningful. Om is the primordial sound. The whole universe—both animate and inanimate—is contained in Om. Om is the equivalent of Amen. Nama Sivaya has two units. Na Ma is to be chanted at the root chakra and the navel chakra respectively. Nama represents lower worldly realities like earth and water, karmic and egocentric life. Sivaya is the second unit. It represents higher life. Si Va Ya has to be chanted at the heart, throat and two eyes respectively. Sivaya gives the awareness of the Divine existence which is the right of every human soul. Na – root center, earth energy, green light Ma – navel center, water energy, blue light Si (pronounced like the English word “She”) – heart center, fire energy, red light


Va – throat and nostrils, wind/air energy, yellow light Ya – two eyes, two brains, third eye, space energy, white light. The chanting of Om Nama Sivaya does the following. Om, when practiced in the above manner, cleans up the consciousness. Nama awakens the lower realities necessary for earthly existence. Sivaya helps you to be grounded in awareness of the divine. One should chant Om Nama Sivaya with this understanding. Saying Om Nama Sivaya 108 times a day will help you attain the highest material and spiritual life. It will help you to be in the right place at the right time doing the right thing. It harmonizes you with all the elemental energies. There is much more I can teach about Om Nama Sivaya, but this is a starting point. If enough people work with this, I will be able to teach more. This new century will be a very powerful time; the Age of Truth will dawn. You will be elevated to a new reality. We are living at a favorable time for evolution. More than any other time in human history, it is possible to get rid of all ignorant principles. Please use these tools and share them with others. Some of you may want to experiment with chanting Om Nama Sivaya in groups on a weekly basis. PRAYER TO LORD SivA, INFiNiTE INTELLiGENCE

Oh Lord Siva, I am caught up in this limited body-mind and the world of samsara. Liberate me from ignorance, attachment and suffering. My ego, karma and maya do not allow me to remember you. I need your grace to chant your name all of the time: Om Nama Sivaya with Om, purify me with Nama, let me handle this world with Sivaya, let me handle the other world 203



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Chapter 16 Tripura—The Philosophy of Dr Pillai


he word Tripura (pronounced: TRI poo rah) means several things within Indian philosophical contexts. “Tripura” literally translates as “three cities” (Tri=three, Pura=cities). In one legend, these cities are supposed to have been occupied by demon kings who were destroyed by Lord Siva with his powerful arrow of fire. The mythological story of Lord Siva triumphing over the evil forces carries several cosmological, biological and elemental components. Tripura also refers to three bodies—physical, astral, and causal dimensions. Yet another meaning of “Tripura” in Sanskrit is called triputi (the triad), which refers to three psychological activities involved in perception: the Knower, the Known, and the process of Knowing. There are several other possible meanings of Tripura. However, I use Tripura usually in reference to three states of consciousness which constitute human life and living. The three constituents of life are: 1) Anava, “I” consciousness or ego consciousness, who you think you are 2) Maya, cosmic illusion The relative world appears because of maya. Maya creates everything. It is not a real principle, as it is a delusionary power. Maya has an 205 204

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All three of these are ignorant principles. They limit you and pollute your consciousness. These principles are a misconception of your Self. You are God, period. Your potential is unlimited. Maya makes this world so appealing. It aids the process of the individual “I” consciousness, so you are entrenched. Then comes karma, which gives a very strong feeling to experience certain things. The three principles together create human existence. Remember, Lord Siva destroys the “three cities” of limitation. You lose the concept of “I,” maya and karma. All three vibrations are within our own consciousness. If they are removed, you will live as a pure being of unlimited awareness and there is nothing you cannot do. This is evolution. This is the meaning of Tripura.

are known by, nor are you the body, nor are you an identity you think you are: physician, administrator, janitor... It’s because of ego and “I” consciousness that you limit yourself in this way. From the perspective of absolute bliss, both the king’s consciousness and the janitor’s consciousness are strictly limitations in existence. Destruction of the ego is the first step to evolve to the next stage. Destruction of the ego does not mean losing the purpose of one’s life and becoming a monk or recluse. Unfortunately, this has been the interpretation in practice among most mainstream Indian traditions such as Vedanta and Buddhism. Both the Vedantans and the Buddhists leave the world and their responsibilities in favor of the “other world.” True, they kill their ego—but only through denial of a phenomenal existence. It’s not a desirable model. In fact, this perception has created extreme poverty consciousness in India. What I emphasize through the destruction of ego is in fact the destruction of limitations created by ego. Within the Tamil Siva tradition, there is a beautiful story which illustrates ego identity in its extremities.

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Story of the Prince and the Hunter

incredible power to charm. 3) Karma, the law of causality that combines cause and effect. Karma is what you desired to do in the past, what you desire to do now, and what you desire to do in the future.

So, I have placed my charity projects under the name Tripura Foundation to celebrate the way Lord Siva destroyed the three principles which hold human beings in bondage. This is the ultimate of human life. As long as we are ignorant, we are under the grip of karma and maya. We are forced into a limited experience of existence. Pure, joyous, unlimited life of bliss exists outside the territory of the three factors outlined above. Destruction of Limited Consciousness

Primarily one has to step out of one’s own “I” consciousness or ego consciousness. You are somebody now—you are “Joseph,” “Peter,” “Mary,” etc. You are not the name that you 206

The Guru narrates the story of a prince growing up in the household of a hunter... A prince was allowed to grow up anonymously in the hunter’s house for political reasons. Many years later when he was called back to the kingdom to become the prince, he had to switch his consciousness from that of being a hunter’s son to that of the prince. Everyone, the Guru says, is in a situation of the prince. We are pretending that we are poor, weak, and unworthy. In fact we are gods and goddesses. The realization of our true identity will not come until the notions of the limited ego are destroyed. My explanation of ego-death is the destruction of a false and low identity and the affirmation of divine identity. 207

The Upanishads, sacred writings from the Vedantic tradition, beautifully described the ego experience of life. What is life? Is it breathing, thinking, or the experience of sensory activities like touch, seeing, smelling, hearing, tasting? None of these individual activities can be called life. Even the ego, which coordinates thinking and sensory activities, is not life. Even prana, which is life energy, is not life. Life is ineffable, continuous bliss, light and intelligence. For more understanding about ego consciousness, you can read selected writings of Ramana Maharishi, an enlightened teacher who spent his entire life in the quest of finding ego awareness. His meditation on, “Who am I?” could be useful in order to gain the non-ego-self. However, please avoid the trap of getting lost in the self-inquiry quest, of falling into the pitfall of inaction. I want each of you to reflect on the fact that fifty percent of the world goes to bed hungry at night, and it is not because there is not enough food on the planet. We must create the global will to change this right now. It is a sin for these peopleto be hungry, and it is not pleasing to the Divine.

After September 11, 2001, I was asked by many people to share my thoughts with the world, as people wondered if the World Trade Center collapse was a sign of the Apocalypse. There is no doubt:This event caused me to increase my communication with the larger world. Mystery of Evil

Taking action to help feed the hunger is a powerful way to destroy the three demons of ego, maya, and karma. Tripura Foundation charity projects are a pragmatic way to benefit both the suffering as well as those seeking higher consciousness. For more information about Tripura Foundation’s projects, see A great secret I want to share with you is to see God in the smile of the poor. God likes people who share their wealth with the poor. While I was Swami Ramalingam in my previous incarnation, Lord Siva revealed to me what really moves His heart isa kind act of charity extended to the poor. Give the poor people, food, money or whatever you can give.

Billy Graham, during his national prayer meeting held at that time, raised questions about the mystery of evil. I believe everyone is intrigued by the question, “Why does God allow evil?” I totally agree with his conclusion that there is no satisfactory answer. You can only kneel down and pray and have faith in the mercy of God. We live at a time of spiritual crisis— having come to a point where we can destroy all life on the planet in a matter of minutes through our weapons of mass destruction, weapons that we developed so proudly. Humanity is at a point that God alone can save us because nobody is listening to anybody and everybody thinks that he is right. Now, God has to do His thing, and that is what is happening. He has allowed evil to proliferate so that we can get a wake up call. We are haunted by the reality of death, pain, and suffering on a massive scale. Almost every religion in the world speaks of the ending of the world and the appearance of their God on the face of the earth. Christians are looking for the second coming of Jesus; Buddhists look for Maitreya; the Hindus, the Kalki, avatar of Vishnu; Shite Muslims, the the 13th Imam, Native American Indians talk about the white Buffalo. Again, there is confusion aboaut the manifestation of these different Gods. Are they all going to come at the same time? Or, is it just a belief that is highly improbable in the physical world? Every religion agrees that there will be some form of catastrophic destruction before the advent of the new epoch of God. However, no one has seen God in historic time. The prophets



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The extensive loss of lives at the World Trade Center collapse was an eye opener. Particularly, people want to know about the phenomenon of death. Death is a horrible reality. First of all it hurts the person who dies; then, those who are near and dear to him. There are however, very useful teachings from great spiritual teachers about death and dying. In the Bhagavad-Gita, Krishna, while urging Arjuna to kill his kiths and kin in the war, gives out three important teachings: 1) It is important to kill the bad guys, even if they were your relatives, using both right and wrong methods. 2) After all, killing the body does not amount to killing the soul because the soul is immortal. 3) Even if you kill someone, don’t think that you are the doer. God is the only doer and you are only an instrument of God. 210


Mourning of Leela the Queen

In the book, Vasistha’s Yoga, translated by Swami Venkatesananda, there is an important teaching about death. Leela, the queen, mourns the death of her husband. She prays to the goddess of learning, Saraswati, to help her cope with the situation. Saraswati gives her some extra power of consciousness to see the reality of the matter. Immediately, Leela is able to perceive that the birth of her husband is only his dream and so is his death. She participates in the dream through consent. Life and death are no more then dream experiences. There is noneed to rejoice or grieve. Buddha and the Mother

A woman goes to the Buddha asking him to revive her dead son. The Buddha says that he could resurrect the son very easily and that he needed some mustard seeds. The Buddha sends the woman away to get some mustard seeds. The condition, however, is that the seeds should be taken as alms from a household where no death has occurred. The woman comes back with the understanding that death is common and her son is no exception. The general sense of Eastern teaching is that birth and death are diseases of the soul impelled by desires to incarnate over and over again. So, get rid of your desires and you will not come back here. Dr Pillai’s Teaching on Death

My teaching about death does not fall in line with these great teachers. Having said all these great things, death is still a painful reality. It is said that while on the Cross, Jesus is reported to have said, “God, why you have abandoned me?” So, what is the solution? I pin my faith in the teachings of Revelations. God is coming to the earth-plane to evolve the human race. Accordingly, those who do not want anything except enlightenment will get a light body similar to Babaji’s. 211

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That’s the end of your pain and suffering. When you don’t have a flesh body, it doesn’t hurt. You won’t need food or sex, money or housing. This is total liberation. The rest of humanity will have some interim relief, but will have to come back to worktheir way. Ending Mediocrity

Most people experience one or more of the following: You wake up in the morning and have one of the following moods: 1. Happy. 2. Lousy and frustrated. 3. Flat, or in the routine work mode. During the course of your day, you may fluctuate between moods. The demons—negative forces—will not let your mind stay in a happy state nor allow you to think about an outrageous life of abundant health, wealth, happiness, and peace. Whenever you feel depressed, say the mantra, Thiru Neela Kantam. Keep a flower pot on your desk and pluck a flower every three to four hours and infuse it with the mantra Thiru Neela Kantam, saying the affirmation, “I am ending mediocrity.” Every day, put a red flower in front of my picture and watch the magical changes in the flower and your life. Om Nama Sivaya


Chapter 17 You Do Not Have To Be Hindu To Use This Material Please use what makes sense to you from this book in your own spiritual tradition. any times people ask me if the sounds are only for Hindus, and my response is emphatically, “No!” These sounds are genuinely sacred sounds that exist, and anyone who meditates deeply has the potential to encounter them independently of any exposure to Hindu material. I want to make them available to everyone, regardless of any particular religion. My desire is to give these sounds to anyone who seeks Light and higher consciousness. Share them with others.


Sylvia Brown and Lakshmi’s Mantra

Sylvia Browne is one of America’s most celebrated psychic and spiritual teachers today. She channels a spiritual guide, Francine, who aides her in psychically seeing the past, present and the future with such accuracy that it “blows the minds” of people everywhere. Sylvia also uses her own altered levels of consciousness to predict the past and the future. Sylvia helps police to investigate criminals with great accuracy. She uses her psychic abilities to help people heal from serious diseases. She puts people in touch with their deceased loved ones and helps people to unravel their psychological problems through past-life regressions. Sylvia is able to visit what she calls as “the other side.” The 213

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side other side is the domain to which a spirit retires after death or temporarily visits during sleep... It is a realm that appears to have no physicality of its own although its form is perceptible to spiritual sight. As a spirit, Sylvia has unraveled a wealth of material about the other side. Sylvia’s experiences provide validity to some of the teachings of Hinduism. For instance, the practice of mantras is a very important tool in connecting to the divine within Hindu worship. Each god and goddess has his or her own mantra. In fact, the mantra is the very essence, the body of the divine, so to speak. The mantra is often a two to three syllable sound that carries the energy of a god or goddess. In Sanskrit, the mantra is known as a seed (bija). Just as a seed carries the whole tree within itself, a mantra carries the deity’s presence and qualities within its structure. The mantra practice is based on the theory that if one continually chants the mantra, either quietly or out loud, the deity is expected to appear before the practitioner. The theories about mantras are indeed very complex. However, everyone familiar with mantras knows this much — to get help from a particular deity, you have to chant the deity’s mantra. The important question to ask is, “Do mantras belong to Hinduism or are they a universal, transcendental phenomenon?” From reading Sylvia Browne’s writings, it becomes evident that mantras belong to all souls in general. In her book, Sylvia talks about her visits to the Hall of Tones on the other side. The following is her description of the Hall of Tones: The Hall of Tones

“When each of our souls was first created, we were given our own individual Mantra, a specific word or series of syllables, to which our spirits will eternally resonate. Every mantra starts with Om, which is a word of affirmation and ascent, followed by a tone that is typically made up of two syllables. Mine is ‘Shreem.’ (I didn’t light up with instant recognition at the sound 214

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of my mantra, however.) Apparently and sadly their divine resonance gets drowned out all too often by the noise of our conscious minds here on earth.”—Life on the Other Side by Sylvia Browne, p.111. Sylvia Browne’s channeled information is very useful. Shreem, which is Sylvia Browne’s own mantra, is also Sanskrit mantra for Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. Similarly, the mantra Kiri is the sound for Kali, the ferocious goddess who kills demons. I am sure that from what I know of the writings of Sylvia Browne, that she, herself, is not aware of the Hindu background of the mantras. Some of the explanations of the mantras that come from Sylvia are quite profound and esoteric. For instance Sylvia says that the mantra is the sound of “affirmation and ascent.” Very few people will understand the depth of that statement, and this is not the place to discuss it. However, it is interesting to follow Sylvia’s thoughts about the Hall of Tones. She says that mantras will put you in touch with your genetic lineage. As a matter of fact, you can accomplish a lot of your material goals through the use of mantras. The success of Transcendental Meditation worldwide is due to the use of mantras. Sylvia, herself, has given a guided meditation to find out anyone’s mantra. If you can’t find your own mantra, you can use specific mantras for a specific result. Need for Universal Religion

Religion is a mysterious force. It is simultaneously both positive and negative. It gives peace to the soul, but at the same time it also destroys peace. Religion is responsible for great civilizations and awesome architecture, but conflicts among religionsdestroy not only those cultural monuments but also the human race itself. Religion’s power comes from its total irrationality anda blind concept of loyalty. Almost every religion, except a few Eastern ones, claim that each has The Truth and every other religion or faith is misguided. Often an argument is put forth 215

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that there can’t be more than one Truth. “There is one Truth and there are several other misrepresentations of Truth,” they say. When I was in graduate school, a professor of anthropology gave a definition of religion as it is understood in the contemporary world. He said, “Religion is what I practice and ‘cult’ is what my enemy practices.” The Jews thought that the non-Jews (whom they called Gentiles) worshipped a false God, and to this day they don’t think that Jesus Christ was a messiah from Yahweh, although Christianity became a major world religion. The Moslems think that there is no God but Allah. Sects within Hinduism think either Vishnu or Siva is the supreme God. The Buddha said that there was no God, but unfortunately he himself was elevated to Image worship along with a host of other Buddhist Gods and Deities. In our contemporary civilization, the common man cares les s f or G od o r r el igio n. Th e a t t en d an c e i n church/synagogue/temple/mosque is relatively small when compared with the population who are indifferent to religion. The danger for society comes from the believers, particularly the fundamentalists. If we objectively look at the fundamentalist movements in religion, it will be apparent they are the troublemakers. They have very little tolerance towards other faiths and live in the belief that they alone have “got it right.” More often than not, fundamentalists are obsessed about their respective Gods and spend their entire lives ridiculing other faiths and trying to convert non-believers Although most religions speak of tolerance and acceptance of other faiths, there are deep problems in putting this concept into practice. One’s faith is ingrained in the blood and even penetrates one’s bone marrow. It is emotionally impossible for a Jew to accept Jesus, or a Moslem to accept Krishna. As I pointed out earlier, religion is irrational; you and I are tied to a particular faith because of past life memories.

I am glad that in the some countries, a political system evolved separating the church from the state. Such a separationis indeed the beginning of a New World Order. I pray that the Formless and Nameless Almighty will do some miracles to makethis separation happen all over the world. In the final analysis, the Ideal would be to define the Almighty as Light and Love. This is what I attempted to do in my last life as Swami Ramalingam. I had tremendous resistance from the Hindus who thought I was crazy to deny the Hindu gods. Here I am, again preaching the same message: Arut perum jyoti arut perum Jyoti Taniperum karunai Arut perum Jyoti. The mantra is saying: All knowingness (God) is an illumined Light. This Light is also compassion.) I think the above definition of God would help to lay the foundation for a Universal Religion. I would be delighted if the United Nations would consider promoting this World Religion of Love and Light.



New Mind for the New Millennium

During the past three hundred years or so, science and technology have revolutionized human growth. People live longer. The discoveries and inventions in the field of medicine have lead to pain reduction, automobiles, air-conditioners, and ever so many other gadgets that have, no doubt, made our lives easier. We are still in the process of finding out more things. However, modern science has failed in one major respect and that is “looking inside the mind machine.” Scientists have stayed away from asking questions about consciousness. For them it is a gray area and belongs to philosophers. It is very important that during the new millennium that we pay attention to the mind machine.

Life Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side Why do we have to pay attention to our mind? It is through our mind and intellect that we have evolved from ignorant conditions to intelligent life. I want to maximize the ability of the brain/mind domain. Right now the brain/mind domain for most people is at the lowest level. The brain/mind of these people are producing stupid thoughts nearly in the range of eighty to ninety percent. We have to stop the brain/mind from producing stupid thoughts. I define stupid thoughts as: Unproductive bio-energy that creates unrewarding, unproductive, and destructive thoughts. Currently the brain/mind domain is full of Bio-energy fields with dominant signals of poverty and pessimism. I have a new view of the brain/mind domain. In fact, my theory is very old, and I have modernized it for our contemporary use. I can get into a very complex and complicated discussion about it. But that is not my intention here. For now, I want to be very practical and will give hands-on technologies. This book is based on this Theory of Mind: Ninety percent of our mind is composed of language. If you pull out languagefrom our mind, there will be very little or no mind at all. Our next question is, “What is mind?” Language is a combination ofsound and meaning. At a very deep level of the language (pre-thought level), meaning merges in with the sound in an emotional-ideational complex. Changing the mind then involves changing the sounds within the mind. So, the bottom line contention is that if a person is rich, he or she has prosperity sounds in the brain/mind complex whether from this lifetime or an earlier one. Conversely, if a person is poor, his brain/mind is ingrained with poverty sounds. This is a rule of thumb which applies to every area of life, not just wealth, but also health, happiness and enlightenment. This theory could have great impact on education, commerce and politics. 218

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The New Technology Will be Based on Spiritualizing Matter and Vice Versa

At some time in the future, we may buy sound software to enhance our mathematical skills or athletic abilities. I have tested the value of the sounds in this book over a period of two decades in this lifetime and know first hand that they work. I have put them into CDs and videotapes. This is the easiest way to share them with large numbers of people, as I cannot travel to every city and speak personally to all the people I would like to help. But you can do homestudy with enlightened tools, andI will be with you through this book, the CDs, the videotapes, and any other products I devise in the future. And of course, I visit people on the dream plane and am always available for instant contact inwardly to sincere seekers. What is going to give the world happiness is a new technology. This new technology will use a higher intelligence. This higher intelligence is not carved in logic; it is a higher science and a higher technology that will find a practical application of Einstein’s theory of relativity. This new technology will give us the missing link between energy and matter, between spirit and matter. We will know the clue of how we can make this conversion. Right now it is only theoretical and mathematical probability. We do not know the methodology by which we can convert energy into matter or matter into energy without a lot of destruction. Once we know how, we will have infinite freedom. The destiny of Science and Technology in the new millennium will be in this direction. I will play my role in giving to this new technology to the world and this new science that will make our lives easier. I am hopeful that many of you reading this book will use the tools and experience incontestable, positive results. As I have said before, the foundation for this new science and technology will be based on practical wisdom that has come to us through 219

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For me, they are timeless. The Siddhas have existed forever. Agastiya whose incarnation I am in this lifetime has incarnated seventeen times. The historians get confused about the works of Agastiya; they look at the numerous volumes and volume attributed to Agastiya. They are all written at different time periods, and yet the Tamil of each is “contemporary.” The historians wonder if they are all really by Agastiya or interpolations of other texts. They wonder if other people wrote something and then later said this was written by Agastiya, so that their text will carry some weight. It may have happened in some cases, I don’t rule it out, but then it is also true that Agastiya himself reincarnated several times, seventeen times or more, and during each time period he revealed a knowledge, and he used the contemporary Tamil of that time in order to communicate to people. These literatures contain the clue, the missing link, that is between matter and energy. All other sciences, all other technologies will be open to revision as we incorporate a new, more profound understanding. We will have to drop off a lot of our mental constructs, our physical laws, in order to understand this higher Science. I was reading Jean Dickson, and a guy who wrote the book on Jean Dickson had been a newspaper columnist. He records the predictions made by her. Jean Dickson had a crystal ball that she looked into. The ball showed her the future. Now I am referring to this because what is going to be created is similar to the crystal ball. The question for us is to ask, “if Jean Dickson could do it, why not others?” Is there anything special within the brain of Jean Dickson? Apparently she had the ability to connect with the crystal ball. The crystal is an energy vortex—it can carry and be a medium of great electromagnetic power. You can make connections with the crystal, and then you can use the crystal to see the future and other extraordinary things. 220

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Crystal science is a science that belonged to the older civilizations. We have to revive that science because it is truly going to give us infinite freedom. Back to the Future

You won’t have to sweat so much. The message for the millennium is that we need to go to the past not to the future! Not the dim past wherein our consciousness was polluted by logic, material principles, negative vibrations that create doubt and so on, but a more ancient past of very ancient wisdoms. We all know that our modern science and technology is only a few hundred years old. Within these few hundred years what we have done is to understand the laws of nature and to develop a science and technology that would appear to benefit our lives. However, we have not eliminated suffering. We have not created anything perfect, everything is relative. Even with our laser surgery, still we have to go through surgery. It may or may not work. We are finding it difficult to deal with the process of aging the pain created by matter. Matter has dual consciousness: one is tremendous power to allure, it gives you a sense of false happiness, and every time you fall prey to this false sense of happiness, there is a price we pay—we are sucked more and more into material laws. Seldom do we understand the freedom that can happen if you follow other principles, metaphysical principles, the principles of the spirit. We have come so far to disbelieve anything that is not strictly limited to a material description and finite experience. It is not convincing for the scientifically-oriented to naturally believe in God or Spirit. The life of the spirit is virtually non-existent in their lives, and it is important that we have to stop here and analyze if our attitude to life and our approaches to science and technology have given us happiness or suffering.It makes tremendously sense to us on a theoretical level that energy or spirit is much more desirable, is much more intelli221

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gent than matter, but we haven’t done anything to understand energy or to understand spirit. The new technology that I am proposing will give us an understanding about the domain wherein mind and matter meet. I want to repeat this: the new technology pertains to the domain where mind and matter meet. Now they are two separate worlds connected only very, very superficially. We have not understood the meeting ground of the two because matter is so gross and slow and the spirit or higher energy is so fine and swift that it cannot be localized. It is everywhere, but matter is stuck in one place. Yet, we can evolve matter or spiritualize matter so that matter rises up to the level of the spirit of the level of the mind or the level of energy where they can be together at a manifest and an unmanifest level. When it manifests it becomes matter, and when it unmanifests it becomes energy. Einstein, for instance, somebody told me, was the Tamil Siddha Bogar in a previous lifetime. This makes sense to me because Bogar, the Tamil Siddha, had great mathematical understanding and was a scientist. There is a lot of literature available about him. In the Siddha literature they describe Bogar’s attempt to build a ship propelled by steam. Remember, this is from a very ancient literary source, so it seems plausible to me that Bogar could have been Einstein. Now Einstein, when he describes light and matter, says that when light is stopped it begins to coagulate into matter. It is a tremendous statement. I was reading Einstein’s original writings. He speaks like a mystic and knows where discursive reasoning can take you to and he often says that “I don’t want to go further; it cannot be analyzed any farther; we have to stop it here.” Now light coagulates into matter and during the coagulation process what happens is that light becomes dim to an extent that it looses all its radiant energy and becomes a gross manifestation. It is form being formed out of non-form or chaos.

Geometry explains the origin of things. You put a dot. It means you create something, and before then, there was nothing. The understanding of geometry will provide us tremendous clues about understanding the relationship between matter and spirit. The Science of Sacred Geometry, again, belongs to the old world. Plato described many solids and liquids through geometrical figures. The Siddhas went one step further and came up with many geometrical shapes that link matter and spirit. Some of these geometrical shapes have come down to us as yantras/



Geometrical Origins

Divine Intelligence

What really excites me is to be living at this time when we can provide new spiritual technology to this world and raise it from its bondage to material existence. This is very, very close to my heart. Material existence is defined by a low level of intelligence—bondage to certain fleeting sensory experience, bondage to a frozen concept of time which uses the experience of the past, present, and the future. These are all hindrances to understanding the divine intelligence. I have characterized them; I have characterized the nature of the higher intelligence. In a previous lifetime when I was Swami Ramalingam, I was able to demonstrate to myself, to my spirit and to the world at large that I could transform the various layers of my body into light molecules and then ascend into the sky. My evolution was such that even the divine beings were afraid of my evolution; I even challenged the Hindu gods during my lifetime as Swami Ramalingam because what I was teaching people was to focus just on Light. My disciples in that lifetime did not like it, they thought that I was deep into my ego, nevertheless they were afraid of me because of the body that I had gained which was just a luminous body with no substance in it. And here again, I am teaching you do not need to be Hindu to use the tools to

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manifest your goals or to develop a Light Body. I am making this openly available to sincere spiritual seekers everywhere, regardless of their religious tradition. Material progress and enlightenment is not about religion. And if you are religious, that is fine. I am wishing you well in your Self-Discovery. Photographers tried to photograph me when I was Swami Ramalingam after I transformed into the Light Body, but nothing came through in their photos when they were developed except the clothes that I was wearing on my body. During a Nadi reading in this lifetime, I was asked to go to various places connected with me in my past life and these places were charged with energy. As I went to them, I began to relive my past lifetime, and it was very important for me to do that. I was asked at one point to go to a particular temple and there I was told that I would go to a particular place and there would be a pool and I have to take some water from the pool and put it over my head and this is a very ancient temple now almost abandoned. I went there, and as it was predicted in the Nadi, a priest was waiting for me, and he was very cordial. He was an old man, but he knew exactly about this pool which was far away from this temple. He explained actually that there is no pool there now because people have forgotten the tradition, but what is there instead is a well inside the pool. I managed to get some water from this well and pour it on my head. The Nadi predicted that I would remember all my previous births after having sprinkled this water. And so it happened. It did not take place immediately, but over a period of a few months, information about my old lives came to me, and I had to reconnect myself with those energies and integrate them into this life. So, that is how I came to know about my previous births as the enlightened teachers Agastiya, Manikavacakar and Swami Ramalingam. While I was Swami Ramalingam in 1874, the

thirtieth of January under the star Pushya, I went into a room and said that I would be in divine communion with the light. I gave the message that I would disappear and so I did. But then, I said I would get the light into the bodies of everybody because my intention was to give my evolution to everyone so that they could participate in the Intelligence that has the clue between matter and energy. I put as much light as I could into people asthey were receptive to receive at that time. I have come back now, and I am excited that we have computers and that the sciences have also evolved. We are doubly blessed. I am thankful that so many more people seem receptive and this understanding and are more developed. The Unites States is a very blessed country, and is best place to release these teachings. Many of the people who live here are blessed with a good karma. Some of them may have lived in Asian countries in past lives and studied yogic arts, but in this life, they have come to the West. The people of the United States have really balanced these two energies of matter and spirit more than any other country. Washington, DC is a power spot on this earth-plane which affects the destinies of many countries. The sound “V” at some points in history switched in some places over to “W.” So Washington starts with the sounds WA-SI or VA-SI. This city is on a power spot sacred to SI-VA. Someday I will tell the story of how I learned this. In fact, the whole earth-plane is controlled out of Washington, DC. It will continue to be an important power center, and a technology of a new nature that is going to revolutionize the entire world should appropriately start out of the United States. Scientists, the government people, and the Siddhas will come to the same table in order to create the new technology for this new millennium. I will do my part. Arut Perum Jyoti, Arut Perum Jyoti, Tani Perum Karunai, Arut Perum Jyoti



Arut Perum Jyoti, Arut Perum Jyoti,

Arut Perum Joyti, Arut Perum Jyoti. I can give a clue of what is going to be involved in the creation of this new science and technology. There are five factors that we are going to study at length which will give us this new science. There are two pairs the first pair is energy and matter, the second pair is time and space and along with these two pairs is consciousness. We are going to have tremendous understanding about time, space, energy, matter and the fifth element, consciousness. The understanding that will happen will result in the study of consciousness more because consciousness is going to give what I have been talking about as the missing link between matter and spirit or matter and energy. Without consciousness which isintelligence per se, nothing can exist. What I am saying here isthat we are going to make some important changes within our intelligence structure that is embedded in our consciousness, and this change that we do within our mind, within our brain, will change our concepts of matter and energy, of time andspace. Matter and energy, time and space are not independent concepts. They are subject to our own perception and our own perception is limited by our own intelligence. If we bring in more intelligence, then we will have a different idea about matter and different idea about energy. We will then think that space is no longer as we thought it to be, the same with time. It will be so beautiful to have this experience which will give us incredible freedom and joy. That is true evolution. Einstein, when talking about reality, says our concept of the reality of the world including time, and space is dependent on the point of reference that we bring in. When I was reading Einstein this made tremendous sense to me, for this is what the Siddhas talk about as non-referential knowledge. For instance, Thirumualar, the first Siddha, is someone I have tremendous respect for 226

because I have not known a Siddha who is more knowledgeable, more intelligent than Thirmular, his knowledge is encyclopedic. Thirumular talks about the intelligence of Siva, and he makes a reference to two kinds of intelligence: one concerns those things which are generally known, and the other refers to those which are unknown. The known intelligence or known knowledge is limited; whatever you can or do know is limited; but whatever you do not know the meaning of— the unknown—is limitless, for the unknown is open-ended. So, there is the known knowledge, and then there is the knowledge about the unknown. Thirumular says that Siva (Infinite Intelligence) is beyond this, the known and the unknown. The unknown is also a category that is under some conceptual limitation. Siva is beyond the known, beyond the unknown. Then the question is, “What is this intelligence of Siva?” It is the intelligence that is everywhere, that is the known, the unknown, that which is not the known, that which is not the unknown and that which is present eternity. It may appear to be a puzzle to you because the mind cannot conceive anything that is not logically sensible. The intelligence that I want to develop for everyone during the coming millennium is Nonreferential Intelligence. With this Intelligence, we can have everything instantaneously. Then we will have heaven on earth.


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Glossary of Pronunciation (OHm BuR Boo-VAH SwAH-HA



1) Satyam Sivam Sundaram p49


(SAHt-YAHm SHE-vAm SuN-dA-Rum)


2) Brzee (BREE-zEE) p62 3) Trishulam (TRE-sHu-lAm) p76 4) Shreem Shreeng Siriyum Siriyung


(SHREEm SHREuNg SiR-i-ym SiR-i-yuNg)

5) Arut Perum Jyoti (AR-Rut PEy-Rum Jo-tEE) p113

c) Triyambakam Yajamhe p170 Suganhim Pustivardhanam Urvarukamiva Bandhanat Mrtyor muksyia ma’mrtat (TRy-Um-BAH-Kum YA-JAHm-MAH-HAy Soo-GAHN-Dim PoosH-TEE VAHR-DAH-NAHm

6) Saravanabavaya (SAH-RAH-VAH-NAH-BHAH-VAH-YAH) p120


7) Kleem Shreem Hreem (KlEEm SHREEm HREEm) p127 8 a) Om Gum Ganeshaya (OHm Gum GuH-NuH-Es-sHi-yA) p137 b) Mrtyunjayaya (MER-TuH-JAH-yA-yAH) p138 9) Arul Karunai Daya (A-RuHl KAR-u-NAyEE DAH-yA) p142 10 a) Sada Shivom (SAHdA SHE-voHm) p148 b) Om Kala Samhara Murtne Namaha p153 (OHm KAHlA SAm-HARA MERt-NE NA-mA-HA)

11) Swarna Rajadas Srajam




A) B) C) D) E)

Om Shanti (OHm SHAHN-TEE) Thiru Neela Kantam (TEE-Ru NEE-lA KAN-tAm) Jnana (JANA) Bhakti (BAHk-ti) Om Mangalaya Namaha (OHm MAN-gA-lA-yA NA-mA-HA)



12 a) Gayatri Guy-yA-tRi) p165 b) Om Bhur Bhuvah Swaha p169 Tat Savitur Varenyam Ghargo Devasya Dhimahi Dhiyoyona Prachodayat (



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The sounds Thiru Neela Kantam have the ability to dissolve karma. A mythological story describes the event of demons and the gods churning the ocean of milk to extract the elixir of immortality. KARMA-BUSTING CD:


The sounds Ara Kara have the ability to attract everything to you. The sounds Ara Kara can transform a psychological reality into a material reality.

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