On Top Of The Pyramid


Evolution is in the form of a pyramid. There is plenty of space at the base but only needlepoint space at the top. Only one or two are entitled to reach the top. This entitlement is not decided by one’s looks or wealth or influence in the society, it is the result of the grace of Guru which is earned by one’s karmas and one-pointed focus.

The journey to the top is extremely easy and yet most difficult. Easy, because Guru shows you the door and also the path to the door, all you need to do is walk. Difficult because there is only space for few so there are energies at play that try to make the sadhak take a turn. And these energies work at various levels and intensities.


At a basic level, they manifest as a desire for a sadhak :  relationship or job or position he/she wanted falls in his/her lap. Majority gets so engrossed in it that the path is forgotten. A fraction of sadhaks are able to understand the temporariness of the pleasure and are able to keep themselves focused on finality or the permanent, in the midst of all the pleasures.

At the next level, the sadhak is endowed with certain siddhis of yog — he/she is able to perceive the dimension of colours or is able to see past or future, or is able to have direct interaction with devs or devis or any other higher sense develops. At that time two things can happen, either the sadhak gets enamoured by the siddhi, starts thinking of himself/herself as being great, showing off his/her abilities, or he/she understands this is just a stepping stone, not the finality, and that it simply indicates he/she is on the path. In case of the former, the sadhak gets stuck or changes his/path, in case of the latter; he/she continues to move towards finality unfazed. Only a handful are able to cross this stage.

Both siddhis and pleasures are termed as pitfalls in the Yogsutras. And these are not the only ordeals. As one moves closer to the final frontier, positive forces rise within him/her as do negative forces, with equal pull, Creation being a balance of positive and negative. The negative forces whisper in the ear or induce thoughts inside the sadhak such that he/she begins to doubt the path or the Guru. Often under influence of negative forces, who tap on the inherent weakness of the individual, sadhaks get swayed away. At that time it is important for the sadhak to increase his/her Sadhna and seva, to remember the various experiences he/she has had on the path and to discuss with Guru, without inhibitions, his/her state of mind.

Desire plays an important role. At times we do think our desire is final frontier, but that is not the fact. These forces distract or attract through our diluted desires. They capitalise on the fact that our desire is ‘also’ and not ‘only’ the finality. So they take one of these routes and take us back into the world. Unfortunately, we would not even realise that we are going off the path because we would think our desires are manifesting, another birth wasted.

It is lifetimes of good karma that leads one to the Guru, who then illuminates the path. Once you find one, don’t let these distractions or disturbances hamper your journey. Remember, there is only little space on the top, and it is the final frontier, so nothing short of 100% will get you there.

“The journey to the top is ex-tremely easy and yet most difficult. Easy, because Guru shows you the door and also the path to the door, all you need to do is walk. Difficult because there is only space for few so there are energies at play that try to make the sadhak take a turn.”


Yogi Ashwini

Yogi Ashwini

Yogi Ashwini is adept in the ancient sciences of Yog, Tantra, Spiritual Healing, Mantra-Chanting, Yagya, Past Life, Art of Mace and Vedic Martial Arts. With an Honours in Economics, a Masters in Management and a successful business, he is an eminent writer for leading dailies and journals, an acclaimed speaker internationally,author of global bestsellers on ancient sciences. After studying the being for decades, spending years in silence and having interacted with the Himalayan masters, Yogi Ashwini propounded the Sanatan Kriya, an assimilation of the eight limbs of Patanjali Ashtang Yog. The sheer magnetism of his persona and radiance he exudes, even at 50, and the experiences one gets just by being in his presence, are enough proof of the efficacy of practice. His two decades of pioneering research on anti-ageing, published in the book ‘Sanatan Kriya: The Ageless Dimension’, has found validation in the recent studies by leading international universities. Thousands have benefited physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually from the practice of Sanatan Kriya, which is taught across the globe free of cost. He runs nearly 14 schools for street children,funds education of blind girls at NAB, organises food distribution camps, generates employment for underprivileged, feeds stray animals at more than 100 centres daily and gives medical help to all those who come to him…humans or animals.

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  1. Lovely helpful interesting as I m involved for years, now almost 77.. May. I see colours so interesting how sidetracked in our own enamoured glamour we can become and become stuck..I m not sure exactly where I ve come to or if someone trustworthy can know.
    Moon in Aquarius takes me, I suspect , into the trough of the cosmic waves back around 35. Experiences come in long intervals and a sense of finality by 70 as I become aware of infinity. Yet life s sufferings keep on and on and on.. so I asked what IS this inner world that brings this radiant bird and returns me to lesser sometimes darker inner events.
    I needed to know more.

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