Shiva Sankalpa Sukta is a powerful six-verse hymn from the Shukla Yajurveda that leads the mind “to dwell on the auspicious will of the Divine”.
The Shiva Sankalpa Sukta is part of the daily evening prayers at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama. Our Master, Swami Veda Bharati has said, “I grew up as a child reciting them with the family before going to sleep every night.”
He has further said that this is a prayer “to make the mind one in which, not by effort but naturally, [what was that word for ‘naturally’? ‘Sahaja’!], in the sahaja way, only the beneficent, benevolent, peaceful, meditative, godly Shiva-like divine thoughts, sentiments, emotions, and resolves arise.”
In this satsanga with Rabindra Sahu, we would learn this beautiful prayer in Sanskrit, while trying to understand and explore the practical, modern-day applications of the same in our individual lives.
Thank you for your generous amounts of concern and for your prayers.
As the nation of India goes through a dire time of Covid Crisis,
health, safety, and well-being remain prominent in each and every citizen.
Today give a little more than you have given before; and love just a little bit more.
I want to see you expand your capacities. Becoming just a little larger than you think you are and see what fun that is. Just a little larger. Love just a little bit more. Try to open the door to your heart.
We are happy to share with you that we are now reopening Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) slowly after having been closed due to the situations caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Right now, we are cautiously allowing sadhakas to visit the ashram. Below are the guidelines to be followed before you plan your travel and also during your stay at the ashram:
[This is a transcript of the video “Swami Ritavan’s Guidance”. Moni Ambrus provided the transcript.]
Om tat sad brahmārpaṇam astu.
Om śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ.
I've shared with the community, as you know, a short message that has come through me in some way. Initially by way of a few weeks ago when certain experiences of people's suffering were manifesting in various parts of the globe. At that time, I had written that the knots of your heart should remain open to hope, to a sense of fullness. Only in coming to the moment, in resting in the infinite moment, does one come in touch with the power that emanates as you gather these forces of stillness and silence as the source of the eternal, and let them well up within you, a fountain that grows within you, and thereby fears and worries of limitations will disappear if, only if you are allowing the spiritual forces to rise up. This is our teaching.