Poojaniya Devi Ji pouring her heart out
What is in comparison with limitless mercy Shri Maharaj ji has bestowed on us! Who is been constantly, a savior and a guide to the delusional human species, wandering in the never ending cycle of 'Maya' from uncountable lives. Justifying his name and nature, he has filled our hearts with pretty simple ways to love our almighty. He has taught his sadhaks to love Radha-Krishna endlessly without any expectations.
To perform Roopdhyan by shedding tears along with remembering Shyama-Shyam relentlessly, is the true motive of the Human species.
The Invaluable gift of Shri Maharaj Ji – ROOPDHYAN
Roopdhyan is an invaluable gift to the world of spirituality. Shri Maharaj Ji has instigated this thought in our mind that we cannot perform Sadhna without doing Roopdhyan. In this material world also, we first think before doing anything.
Roopdhyan – the Essence of Bhakti Yog
Shri Maharaj Ji says that Roopdhyan is the source of Bhakti Yog. It is the foremost and important thing in Bhakti. Roopdhyan is the easiest way to focus all the energy of your brains on the almighty. It is rare technique which can transform your delusive thoughts into divine thoughts.
To do sadhana without roopdhyan is like a body without soul. Human brain is well capable of imagining and illustrating things in the mind from ancient times and this potential skill of human beings can be used to spiritually uplift our souls.
Easy to practice
Shri Maharaj Ji has taught us very easy ways to practice Roopdhyan. He tells that, we can visualize God in any form as per our wish and establish any kind of relation with the almighty like that of Dasya (serve Him as a servant), Vatsalya (love Him as our child), Sakhya (consider Him as our friend) and Madhurya (love him as our most be-loved one).
The key to neverending Roopdhyan
During the course of Roopdhyan, our thoughts may get directed towards the material world; however Shri Maharaj Ji has an easy solution to this. He says- ‘let go of the thoughts wherever it wants to go, but make sure your Shyamsundar is in that scenario too. The day will come when thoughts will lose out to your determination and will quit wandering. That day you won’t have to initiate Roopdhyan but you'll instantly immerse in Roopdhyan by nature.
Rules of Sadhna
Shri Maharaj Ji has given the following guidelines for the sadhaks
Do Sankirtan simultaneously along with Roopdhyan.
Practice 'Moun vrat' (silence) continuously without any break.
Develop extreme humbleness towards everyone.
Align your thoughts along with Hari-Guru.
Always have respect for other Sadhaks.
Never take pride of your ability to reveal your expressions for God.
Never have a desire for anything, not even liberation.
Always keep Hari-Guru in your thoughts.
The initial preparations for doing Roopdhyan Sadhna
Prem Ras Madira: The Base of Implementing Devotion
Shri Maharaj Ji has blessed us with a treasure of Sadhana and ‘Prem Ras Madira’ is the priceless gem of that treasury. The Holy book 'Prem Ras Madira' is the embodiment of Shri Maharaj Ji in this world. It is the replica of Shree Maharajji Himself. It’s a complete scripture in its own. Shree Maharajji is an ultramundane personality; hence he has infused this volume with love to its zenith. He himself is present in each compositions of ‘Prem Ras Madira’, so we get thrills on singing the creations. Tears start rolling. A Guru impregnates his creations with all the power of the class he belongs to. Shree Maharaj Ji has composed ‘Prem Ras Madira’ in a state of Divine Love. Each and every composition of it is enlightening, divine and unearthly. Embraced with all the powers, it is as deep as ocean. He has revealed it not only for our sadhana , but also for the spiritual upliftment of the whole world. In this wonderful creation, Prem Ras Madira, Shree Maharaj Ji has revealed the complete process of practical Sadhana. It is the essence of The Vedas and scriptures and a precious treasure of excellent Ras of the Ras-Sastra. In other word, it is a complete synopsis of the Vedas and Shastras filled with the sentiment of love. Its essence purifies the soul and fills it with intoxicating divine love.
Various steps of Sadhana (Devotion)
Shree Maharaj Ji has divided ‘Prem Ras Madira’ into various Madhurees (categories) for performing sadhana. We have to practice sadhana under the guidance of Shri Maharaj Ji’s trained preachers by following this ‘Prem Ras madira’. We should perform our sadhana step by step as instructed by Shri Maharaj Ji.
Shri Maharaj Ji has placed the 'Aarti Madhuri’ in the beginning. Why do we do 'Aarti'? What is the meaning of 'Aarti'? The literal meaning of aarti is- lament of a worthless humble person, calling or reaching out for the Almighty by the earnest soul. It is a merciful cry! Accepting oneself to be shelterless, helpless. Accepting oneself to be inefficient. . When a person laments from the core of the heart, God listens to his pathetic cry and He impatiently runs for the person. So, Aarati is a compassionate call!
Consider yourself indebted of your Guru, who by His grace instigates the deep knowledge of the cognoscible enigmas in you, which one won’t be able to know even reading the scriptures for thousand births like the Shree Krishna Tattwa, Shree Radha Tattwa, Jeev Tattwa, Maya Tattwa, Guru Tattwa etc. An indebted devotee should always sing ‘Sadguru Madhuri’ after aarti showing immense gratitude towards the favours of his Guru, for all the mercy he has bestowed.
After it comes ‘The Siddhant Madhuri’. This Madhuri has been composed to consider the doctrines or principles of devotion. These doctrines keep the mind tranquil. This mind is very fickle, so we have to teach him the principles. When the mind will get to know the true facts, he will get cautious. As a result it will crave for the valuable guidance to ascend in life. When the doctrine warns about the facts like death and transient nature of the body etc., it agrees at once and accepts it as the truth.
As soon as the mind accepts the principles, immediately it should be taken to ‘Dainya Madhuri’ to make it humble. The meaning of Dainya Madhuri is– to call out God with perturbation being extreme humble and plight. The thoughts arose on singing Dainya Madhuri, makes the mind calm and humble. Now the sins of yours will get visualised by you and you have to proffer at His feet for His grace. Thought of this catastrophic state of mind melts the heart. And it pours out as tears. Seeing these tears His (God’s) heart melts. The more the heart repents, the more tear sheds. The more the tears pour, the more it cleanses the heart and the more He bestows His grace.
When you present the cleansed heart before Him, you will feel that He is smiling and pacifying you. His loving eyes gives you hope. Then you pray before him. Behold Him. Behold His adornment. Sing aloud His virtues over-whelming. You want to handover yourself to Him. You always call for his company. You consider Him as the most beloved one. This is the reason Shree Maharajji sung the glory of his adored after Dainya madhuri. ‘Shree Krishna madhuri’, ‘Shree Radha madhuri’, ‘Dham madhuri’ etc belong to it. You go to his Dham (abode) in roopdhyan. Meditate Kunjbihari in the kunj at vrindaban. Call out him from the core of your heart.
Selection of various Madhurees as per interest
You can select any Madhuri for meditation as far as your interest, viz. ‘Yugal Madhuri’, ‘Sakhi Madhuri’, ‘Dham Madhuri’, ‘Murli Madhuri’, ‘Prakirna Madhuri’, ‘Virah Madhuri’ etc. the more you get agonised in his separation, the more your heart gets cleansed. And your soul becomes enlightened. Devotion gets matured. The more you heat the gold, the brighter it becomes. It glows. Becomes wonderful!