When I ask people what they understand by Dhyan, I get answers like ‘Dhyan is connecting with Divinity’. When I ask what Divinity is, I am told it is the feeling of peace and happiness that one experiences within when they sit to do Dhyan. That feeling of peace or happiness is actually the first stage, a preparation to enter the realm of Dhyan, not the finality.
Every being has a frequency, the frequency at which the cells vibrate at the time of your birth. In the process of growing up that frequency changes constantly. As you start with practice of Dhyan under a Guru, gradually come back to the same frequency.
In practical terms, this frequency is the sum total of your sanchit karmas (karmas you have collected over lifetimes) and prarabdh (fruits of karmas which ought to play out in the present birth). As one goes on with life, he/she also collects in addition to the above agami karmas (the karmas that are yet to perform). It is these that alter our frequency.
Just pause a minute and think of all the relations and attachments you have collected over the years…add to this the attachments you had collected over lifetimes. Clairvoyantly, these attachments are seen as tubes emerging from your various energy centers and connecting you to people around. And what is the effect of this?
Think of a fan with a rope tied to it. The fan will move, but the speed will reduce. Add more ropes and it will run even slower. As more and more ropes get attached, there will come a point that the fan will stop moving, it will make noise and there will be short circuit. This is how life is. When there is a short circuit in the fan (chakra), you go back one dimension, that is, you devolve to a lower more painful birth. There is no effect however on the ropes (attachments) and the things (people) they were tied to… It is by studying the movement of chakras and the tubes emerging from it, that a clairvoyant diagnoses the problems in your body.
When ropes are tied to the fan, it is unable to work its full life. So your life shortens AND you regress. Ageing sets in, senses dull. And the people for whom you let this happen, will leave you anyway. You come and go alone, but now, you are tied, and so the next birth is lower. And you keep regressing with every subsequent birth.
So what is generally perceived as state of dhyan, is actually a normal state. The peace and happiness should be always. Because every person comes in your life, does what he/she has to and moves on or is left behind. When you attach yourself to that person, you ruin your birth, just like the fan with a rope tied to it. So whatever is attaching you, do away with it if you want to save yourself. Leave it immediately, before there is short circuit. You cannot do dhyan like this; you will constantly get thoughts of your attachments.
The purpose of life is to not get attached to anything, to open your bondages and move to higher state of consciousness. Whatever you are most attached to, that is what will make you sink. The negatives in your life are because of attachments only. Attachments force you to do negative karma because you form a negative or positive emotion with the thing you are attached to – Raag and Dwesh. Both are burning of energy or prana.
You think you are doing well for someone in attachment, but you are actually doing harm because you are thinking with clouded mind. Soon that thing will you leave you and you will be good for nothing. Just visit an ICU sometime and ask the patients there – who is it that they are remembering or what are they thinking about. Each one would be remembering the doctor and wishing for a way to somehow make the pain go away. All relations forgotten. That is why it is said, Na paapam na punyam na sukham na dukham…
There should be neither raag nor dwesh. Raag is the attachment to pleasure, whatever you have you want to hold on it. That leads to pain, because that thing will leave you for sure one day. Pain due to others’ pleasure is Dwesh. The closer the thing is, the more the pain. It is because of attachments that one enters the yoni of a Pisach. The body is left, but attachment to that thing is not…and you hover around it in a bodiless existence.
Clairvoyantly attachments are perceived as a ‘sticky’ feel. The more glue you have, the more attached you are. And this glue is emotions. Keep your focus on the Guru tatva and begin the process of detachment. Even one attachment is enough to keep you off the path and tie you to another painful birth.
When you like something a lot, you should leave it and yet not miss it. In early years of sadhna, I would practice this by keeping the food that was dearest to me in front of me and not eat it. Though my tastes were very strong and I had access to the best kitchens of the country. Start practicing leaving. If glue inside you doesn’t reduce, you will keep attracting attachments and move away from your Guru and path, into lower dimensions.
Whatever you have will leave one day for certain. And when I say whatever, I mean whatever, no exceptions, including your body. Closest things will give you maximum pain when they leave. This happens because of avidya, which is wrong notion about what is yours and what is not. A Guru’s job is to open your bondages and give you vidya and dispel the darkness, pain and disease in your life, which is caused primarily by attachments. Find a Guru and he will awaken you to the presence of Gods and Goddesses and pull you out of your pains, simply by lighting up your life with vidya/gyan. Find a Guru.