‘Gurukrupayoga’ : The only panacea on the endless cycles of birth and death

Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale, a Guru who is perfect in every aspect of life

Some doctors treat physical ailments, some mental disorders while some Saints give remedies to reduce the distress caused by destiny, unsettled give-and-take account with ancestors or on account of negative energies. Likewise, in our society we have many experts on various topics. However, Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale is a doctor by profession, a psychiatrist and the One who has also attained a spiritual level of a Paratpar Guru (more than 90%. An ordinary person is at a spiritual level of 20%). Hence, He is an authority on Spirituality, and in a way, a Spiritual doctor as well. As revealed by the Saptarshis, He is an Incarnation of Shri Vishnu, and hence, Shrimannarayan Himself. This makes Him a perfect and an unparalleled ‘Doctor’ of this present Universe.

We can free ourselves of the endless cycles of life and death only by increasing our sattvikata (Purity). The panacea that gives immediate results on these endless cycles is ‘Gurukrupayoga’ and the associated Vyashti (Individual spiritual practice that benefits only the seeker performing it) and Samashti (Spiritual practice for the spread of Spirituality) sadhana as prescribed by Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale (who is Shrimannarayan).

1. Eightfold Path of sadhana as per Gurukrupayoga

1. Personality Defect Removal (PDR)

2. Ego Removal

3. Chanting

4. Satsang

5. Satseva

6. Efforts to awaken bhav (Spiritual emotion)

7. Sacrifice 8. Priti (Spiritual love)

Vyashti sadhana means continuous efforts of a seeker to practise these 8 aspects of Gurukrupayoga quantitatively as well as qualitatively. The benefits of Vyashti sadhana are enumerated ahead. It encompasses all Yogas (Paths to God-realisation).

Karmayoga (Path of Action – Chanting and satseva aspects of Gurukrupayoga) – While performing any satseva, the seeker prays to God to get it done in a manner as expected by the Guru. In the process, the seeker surrenders the doership to God. He also expresses gratitude after the satseva. With this, he gives away the fruits of the action performed as satseva. He continuously chants while performing satseva. Hence, the actions do not affect the seeker in terms of bondage.

Jnanyoga (Path of Knowledge – Attending satsangs and removal of ego) – The seeker constantly learns from adverse and favourable events, people he comes in contact with, animals, nature and even from inanimate objects. In this process, he obtains knowledge and simultaneously cherishes the process as well. Since he is always in a state of discipleship, he does not develop any ego about the newly obtained knowledge.

Bhaktiyoga (Path of Devotion – Bhavjagruti, sacrifice and Priti) – With these aspects, the seeker remains in communion with God. Since he constantly thinks about God, it leads to devotion, and he becomes One with God.

Sahajyoga (Path of Contemplation – Removal of personality defects and ego) – The seeker implements both these processes seriously. With continuous and rigorous efforts, the personality defects and ego start to reduce. At times, this process needs to be implemented for life and even in subsequent births. After successful implementation, which leads to minimal ego and personality defects, the seeker’s quality of spiritual practice enhances significantly and the unconscious mind starts to get connected with Chaitanya (Divine consciousness). In this way, the seeker remains in communion with God despite fulfilling his day-to-day worldly responsibilities.

2. Increasing the sattvikata of the seeker

Practising different Yogas helps increase the sattvikata of the seeker; even his 7 subtle-bodies get purified in the process. The elements of Knowledge, Divine Energy and Bliss get enhanced and moves towards a state of perfection in all aspects of life. The extent of errors reduce substantially and the level of Chaitanya goes up.

3. Inculcating the virtues of a disciple

The seeker inculcates many virtues such as following instructions of his Guru without any inhibitions or apprehensions, treating others with humility, having an attitude of service unto the Holy feet of the Guru, gratitude and surrender at the Holy feet of the Guru, sacrificing his body, mind, intellect and wealth to the Guru, loving others without expecting anything in return, behaving as per the wishes of others and ultimately of God.

In this manner, there is radical transformation in the seeker for the better. If the seeker continues to follow this Path, he becomes an ideal seeker and ultimately a disciple.

4. Becoming one with the Saviour and Destroyer form of God

Priti and bhav help in getting closer to the Saviour form, while Kshatrabhav (Warrior attitude) helps in getting closer to the Destroyer form of God.

– Mrs. Shalini Marathe, Sanatan Ashram, Ramnathi, Goa.

Priti and bhav help in getting closer to the Saviour form, while Kshatrabhav (Warrior attitude) helps in getting closer to the Destroyer form of God !