Second Message from Guru Atmananda


Dear All my beloved beings:

I am very happy for all of you for keeping faith in your own experiences.  I am really delighted to read some of the real-life experiences that have been shared thru posts and comments.  So here I am again to let the divinity flow…

Wisdom is spread all over
The greatest of all gurus, Sree Guru Veda Vyasa, the master of the ancient lore, once said:
“BhramhaVidyam Tasyam Ramyathe Ithi Bharathah”

Translation:  Where people perform and enjoy the bliss of BhramhaVidya, that very place is called Bharat (India).

Meaning:  It is this holy land India where Bhramha Vidya or Sri Vidya is performed and people enjoy the bliss.  Sri Vidya encapsulates the holy Vedas and manifests itself into different forms and practices.  There are many Siddhas who practice and teach Sri Vidya in their own way.  It is like different science teachers teaching the same science in different ways.  The subject remains the same, only the methods differ.  Just like any one teacher cannot claim the ownership of Science, Sri Vidya is also unbounded and remains to be independent of anyone.

There is a great contribution by the Guru, and master of Srividya, Guru Agastya calledSaraswathi Suktham in the Rig Veda along with the most famous contribution of Lalita Trishathi.  One of the verse in that say:

Yasya Anantho Ahruthasthu
YeshaScha Rishnu Rarnavaha
Amascharathi Roruvath

Translation:  May the Saraswathi or word, which permeates like boundless ocean, which is beyond anyone’s possession and which co-exists within us as the endless soundless sound protect us.

Meaning:  The wisdom or the holy mother Saraswathi is like a boundless ocean, which cannot be possessed by any person.  A person who realized the word in actuality co-exists with the word but does not show command over it.  There will be many Pandits (or masters) gifted with Saraswathi, but no person can claim ownership over the divine wisdom.  All knowledge came from God, but even God does not claim to be the owner of knowledge.  God has always been friendly with it and only tried to protect it.

To possess wisdom is the worst of the illusions.  Wisdom is non-possessive.  When you walk the righteous path, eventually you become the Wisdom, the wisdom never becomes yours.  A master of wisdom cannot be possessed nor will he possess anything else.  All is given to the man in friendliness when he surrenders to the divine.  Man must learn to live in gratefulness for what he receives from the divine.  Wisdom is revealed to man so that he can live with the same divinity with his fellow beings.  Then there is only joy in sharing the wisdom in friendliness.

It’s time for Change
Continuously evolving is nature; the only thing constant in the world is “change” and nothing else is.  So, when the goal is total liberation, the age-old methods, dogmas, rules, and religious practices, which most of us have been following have to be questioned, reviewed, and discarded as freedom alone will lead to freedom; rigid conditioning of mind will keep you in bondage.

Only those can be called walking on the righteous path, whose ideals and actions are not based on static and rigid thinking, but are out of free will, honest thinking, conviction, and benediction, which in turn gives total liberation from mind.

A seeker should always explore and look around.  Something important maybe waiting for him that will transform his life.  It’s a pity that people are living their lives still in confusion whether to do or not to do just because someone said “why go elsewhere when I am loving you so much”.  This is being possessive.  Your hometown also loves you very much, but in the pursuit of life and career success you may have to go places.

Imagine a school kid in 8th standard.  There is an immense love between the teacher and the student.  But as the year passes by, the student has to move to the next standard.  The teacher cannot hold back the student and say I love you so much, do not go to the next level.  The student will stop progressing, if he stays.  The student should never stop.  Year on Year, the student should see a new teacher and learn new things with same love.  Not to say that the previous class teacher is wrong or the student should forget the previous teachers; the gratitude should always be there because each teacher has played a vital role in elevating the student to the next level.  The fundamentals learned in every standard remain an integrated part of your total knowledge.

Siddha Sanmarga tries to inculcate free and honest thinking in the people, thereby making it easy for them to lead a life of clarity and conviction instead of confusion.  So raise and keep elevating in this journey.

Dusting your knowledge is very important
It is very good for a seeker to learn from different masters and acquire knowledge.  But more than the knowledge, it is important that the seeker perceives the knowledge correctly and applies it correctly too.

Schooling examples explain so much.  So let us take one more to understand this.

A typical day in an elementary school has multiple classroom sessions.  Imagine a class going on Indian history and teacher is talking about “Ramayana” to the students.  The teacher writes four names from the topic on the board “Dasaratha”, “Ram”, “Lakshman” and “Janaki” and the session ends after some story telling.  The information remains on the board and the next class starts with the mathematics teacher.  The mathematics teacher explains algebra and writes an equation on the board (a+b)2 = a2 + b2 + 2ab, just below the point where the previous history teacher has written.

When the student goes back home, he has the following information in his mind:
Dasarath = (a+b)2
Ram= a2
Lakshman = b2
Janaki = 2ab

While the chalk piece is important to put the information in your mind, it is also equally important to have the duster.  If you do not clean or learn to process the information you have received in your mind, the information will get mixed creating confusion in the mind.  The moral of the story is that without chalk piece you are stupid and without the duster you will get confused.  So, you need both.

So to be a good Sadhak, you first need to learn to process the information you receive, by intellectual reasoning.  Do whatever seems best to you, but only after intellectually thinking and reasoning it out.

You need the chalk piece, the world, which writes the information on your mind, and the duster to be able to clear it also.  The clearing process of the conscious mind with being able to remain thoughtless for some time acts as the duster (this is the blank state that you get while meditating in the lines of Siddha Sanmarga’s teachings).  We need both these things.  This is one aspect.  The other aspect is, once you really achieve silence of the mind, stop all the dialogues and the monologues in your mind, then you enter a state called yoga.  This state gives you complete clarity.
The great guru Patanjali once said:
Yogah Citta Vrutthi Nirodah.

Observe, understand, and learn from your own experience
Siddha Sanmarga dhyana definitely gives you that inexplicable experience of the inner joy and truth from its very first meditation.  All that is revealed to you is Vedic - Om NamahaShivaya, I am, Keyless Door Open, Panchadashi, and Shodashi.  These divine mantras are integral part of the Vedas and there is nothing wrong in what you are doing.  In all these processes, you just meditate on yourself and try to be aware of your own feelings.

Don’t be afraid, there is nothing negative (or maili) about it.  You don’t need to live your life in confusion when you learn to live out of your own experience.  Meditating upon the self in the heart can never be called as maili.  Understand this out of your own reasoning.  Some people might say you have good experiences now, but in the long term you might have problems.  Such statements are nothing but a psychological influence to demoralize you from the path.  There are numerous examples where people have practiced the Siddha Sanmarga dhyana for months and years and their lives have been joyous and continuously improving.

Siddha Sanmarga does not encourage the process of asking ashirvad even from Guru.  Instead, it encourages on being able to receive the blessings through your own sadhana, which then flows forever into you without you asking for it anymore.  This is the kind of strength that Siddha Sanmarga aims to build in all of you.  This is done because it focuses on building leaders, but not mad followers who do not think on the statements said to them.

Generally, people need emotional support as it is the most lacking thing in our lives.  Gurus should never be the source of emotional support.  It makes people weak.  You can take the examples of many great gurus in this context.  Take the life extract of the great gurus like Baba Nithyananda, Guru Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Guru Vivekananda, Guru Shankar Maharaj, Sri Swami Samartha, or Guru Gajanan Maharaj.  They never gave emotional supportto their disciples.  In fact, they created situations where the disciples learn to be strong and come out of emotionally-compromising situations.  Remember the words of Guru Vivekananda, “You many meditate on whatever you like, but I would meditate on the heart of the lion; it gives me strength.”  Be strong, and intellectually awaken yourself and think, but do not come under any psychological influence.  People come to me and I say something, they accept it and feel it and also experience growth and joy in their life.  After sometime, if someone says something irrational, then the very same people even while feeling good and experiencing improvement in their sadhana and life, go confused.  It is time for you to test yourself whether you are ready to walk the path like a lion or just follow the herd of sheep.  Do you want to be a sheep or lion?  I ask this question although I feel bad that I am comparing a more advanced and civilized animal called man, and I am asking them to at least behave like a little lower animal, Lion.

During Shiridi shivir, people have seen me with Ehasaan Baba, a Muslim saint, and Shri Jangli Das Maharaj Ji, a famous Hindu Saint who freely invited himself to my workshop and we even saluted mutually while leaving; and I feel grateful to be in their company and learn from them.  Tomorrow, if some other saint invites himself to my workshop, I would be more than happy to welcome him wholeheartedly and show full mutual respect as co-existence in friendliness is the only way to live in harmony with the nature.  I am in complete harmony with every saint of any religion and all Siddha masters, though Ehasaan Baba is the only Muslim saint I personally know.  And this is how I have been blessed by so many great siddha masters in the holy Himalayas.  My learning continues even today from the nature, the animals, and insects.  We limit ourselves to only one guru due to our conditioned thinking.  Remember, the growth is limited by the limits one applies.  But, the knowledge is unlimited.  So, why keep limits when the seeking is for the infinite.  Lord Dattatreya also had 24 Gurus to learn from.  It is only foolish to be contented with one type of learning.  One does not have to go in search of a Guru, the fact is, it is that Guru who selects his disciples; it is never the other way round.  Be a seeker and divine will make Guru appear in your life in any from, even as a cat or dog.  Didn’t the greatest of all gurus, Sri Sri Shankara BhagavadPada (Sri Adi Shankaracharya) learn from a chandal with a group of dogs?  Please have an open mind.

In this journey there is nothing called final destination; you only cross milestones, and keep moving forward.  When God is infinite, how can there be a destination, or a singlepoint to stop.  God is infinite and so is the learning and your ability to change and weed out your anomalies.  Please don’t believe that your life is dependent on your karmic factors.  In fact, it is the contrary, “your karmic factors are dependent on your attitude.”  Change your attitude, the way you look at things, and you have changed your karma or destiny.  Siddha Sanmarga not only teaches or advocates release of karmas alone, but also transmutation of thought or mind, which is the cause of karmas.

Here, I would like to quote the saying of the great master Swami Vivekananda:  “Hindu religion does not consist in struggles and attempts to believe a certain doctrine or dogma, but in realizing not in believing; but in being and becoming.”

Siddha Sanmarga has strong values and it does not wish to say anything to anyone and always tries to live in friendliness.  It just strongly tries to provide enough psychological collaterals to help people to make their own decisions by extracting the truth out of the untruth as “you are the creator of your own destiny”.  Giving false names to people is positional demeaning or undermining done by people.

Message From Siddha Guru Atmananda


Man was born free and was always destined to live free, but it is the birth of cults, religions, institutions, and organizations that have grouped men under various categories and have built walls around the human intellect, the purpose of which was to develop or evolve.

True, in fact, very true.

Siddha Sanmarga is an organization that has been working relentlessly for the past two-and-a-half years for the upliftment of the mankind.  Whatever being taught at Siddha Sanmarga workshops is purely scientific and in accordance with the teachings of the great ancient masters.  The Fourth dimensional dhyana and healing and Sri Vidya being taught at Siddha Sanmarga is absolutely in alignment with the teachings of great Siddha Master “Baba Nithyananda of Ganeshpuri”, who took Mahasamadhi in 1947.  Yet, Guru Atmananda does not claim to be a disciple of any named Guru and says that anyone who taught him anything good is his Guru.  Recollect one of his sayings “your guru is your personified teachability”.  He says, a guru should externally be strict but internally, he should feel as if he is serving his own guru who has taken the form of sadhaks. 

In the same spirit, Siddha Sanmarga has always been trying to teach and build values in the sadhaks and cut the false concepts to help people understand wisdom or the state of being in a better way to those who attend workshops.  Unfortunately, these false concepts and practices are imbibed in them by some great ones and some of these may coincidentally belong to a group.  For an example, people are asked to greet people in a certain way by taking the gods name or a mantra, which people do mindlessly.  It becomes a mere mechanical action without any feelings.  In the process of cutting such false concepts of sadhaks, who attend the programs, Siddha Sanmarga sincerely does not mean any harm to such groups or people who are bound by their own constricted thought patterns.  India is a democratic country and people are free to follow or believe what they think is best.  Siddha Sanmarga only aims to uplift the thought process of sadhaks who attend the workshops. 

Guru Atmananda is an authentic and a genuine master of Srividya, who has learned this from the masters of very high order in the Himalayas.  During Srividya workshops, he has always spoken about the scientific part of Srividya by using many concepts of Magnetism, Thermodynamics, Genetics, laws of motion, and Geometry.  Siddha Sanmarga is committed in deciphering detailed and very original, and authentic teachings of Srividya.  He always teaches from him own soul wisdom and is the only and first master who is popularly known to teach Shodashi Mudras along with Shakthipatha, Pranapatha, and Shivpatha.  He is the first one to intricately explain the meaning of such mudras in an utmost scientific way.  Siddha Sanmarga declares with authority that it has never taught and will never teach what other masters or the other organizations have taught.

Tantra is a science, please do not give it a cheap interpretation.  What Lord Shiva has given to Maa Shakti is in the from of 64 mantras, 64 yantras, and 64 tantras.  Sri Vidya is the Maha tantra, Maha mantra, and Maha yantra.

Sri Vidya is that divine knowledge that encapsulates all the maha-vidyas and vidyas. Any divine meditation or sadhana taught by any guru is part of the divine Sri Vidya. So whatever is taught in the name of divine, is Sri Vidya alone. It is the people with low intellect differentiate the Sri Vidya and any Vidya. No one can ever claim to be the sole teacher of Sri Vidya. It is the grace of great Himalayan siddha masters who produce the Gurus of modern day to go the masses and teach them right sadhana. Every Guru is assigned a specific objective and every objective has different and definite means. No one can claim that my means is better than others as all means have same goal.

So all Gurus are responsible and answerable to the holy Himalayan siddhas. It is so unfortunate, once being a master, we stop focusing on the objectives and start behaving like politicians.

Lord Dattatreya once said, learn from all and he himself learned from so many things, for example Ants. He also said there will be great avatars of my own self who will come after me, and this process will continue. It is nature’s nature to evolve and more siddhas will continue take birth whenever the mankind needs them. But gurus of modern days refrain their sadhaks from learning and increasing their teachability and making them frogs in the well. Lord Krishna said:

yada yada hi dharmasya 
glanir bhavati bharata
abhyutthanam adharmasya
tadatmanam srjamy aham


Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religious practice, O descendant of Bharata, and a predominant rise of irreligion--at that time I descend Myself.

Needless to say, these days, spirituality has become a sort of business and hence all this hype and publicity for false values and processes.  Siddha Sanmarga with its pragmatic approach is creating insecurity among certain institutions, and therefore in an attempt to save their mass numbers, the institutions are putting baseless allegations on Siddha Sanmarga and resorting to character assassinate Guru Atmananda so that his message and practical approaches do not reach the masses.  When there were so many ill philosophies among the groups giving a threat to the true Vedic philosophy, the greatest of the gurus, Sri Jagath Guru Adi-Sankaracharya came and conducted a series of debates on the philosophies of those organizations and re-established the truth.  Guru Atmananda considers himself as the follower and sadhak of the great Sri Jagath Guru Adi-Sankaracharya and he too cuts the various false concepts of the groups.  Instead of debating of the niceties of the concepts, there are institutions that are trying to character assassinate Guru Atmananda.  This in any case will not be tolerated henceforth.  No one can prove Guru Atmananda wrong by putting baseless allegations upon him.

Some institutions are also advocating that practicing Siddha Sanmarga’s methods of dhyan will yield negative results in the long run. Those institutions tried and obviously could not prove any in the short term and so they are using such cheap psychological influences to scare the masses and deprive them of the truth so that they remain attached with the same institution.

There are institutions who teach a part of Srividya and there are some, with great ones, who teach some petty part of Srividya and encourage people meditating on the Srichakra.  There is a group of sadhaks who have come to Siddha Sanmarga on their own accord from other organizations and their participation is increasing.  As Guru Atmananda has recently initiated the Maha mantra Shodashidiksha to the sadhaks, the institutions are feeling the heat and instigating its followers by talking ill about Siddha Sanmarga.  (It is important to consider that whoever came to Siddha Sanmarga has come by the word of mouth or after hearing the benefits from their friends and relatives.  Many sadhaks have given great feedback to the organizers about their divine experiences and all of them attended the workshops out of their own free will).

Carefully examine some of the things that are said and done at Siddha Sanmarga and then form your own opinion.

It is well known to the sadhaks who have attended workshops at Siddha Sanmarga that Guru Atmananada only asks the sadhaks to concentrate on their own connection between the heart soul and universal soul.  This, in no sense can be called a bad practice and this connection is the very essence of the being.  Sadhaks have expressed the peacefulness, tranquility, and other great experiences which were never felt before.  Many sadhaks are benefited which drew large numbers from other institutions.  Due to the fear of losing people from their group, the institutions these days have started talking ill about Siddha Sanmarga.  If this is not the case, then why they waited so long.  What have they been doing all this while and now showing concern about their people’s wellbeing.  When some sadhaks expressed having extremely good experiences and improvement in their life, there are these great ones who say it is just hallucination.  How in the name of god can Guru Atmananda go to each ones home to hallucinate them?  Guru Atmananda never asked any sadhak to imagine.  In fact, Guru Atmananda always says, “if you try to meditate, then in that very trying, you cannot truly meditate.  It is only when you lose your false self that you will find your true self”

Siddha Sanmarga says, instead of worshiping a metal Sriyantra, worship every woman as the very existence of devi and every human body as the live Srichakra.  Many sadhaks still remember Guru Atmananda saying that ever since a Srichakra was made, no goddess ever came to live in it, but ever since a female child was born, the divine mother never left her very being.  Siddha Sanmarga does not sell inventory intentionally so it can always speak truth.  Siddha Sanmarga urges all the people to first respect woman and then the Srichakra.

Siddha Sanmarga always advocated that girl children are the physical embodiment of mother BalaTripurasundari and it is the very duty of every mother and father to secretly and silently meditate upon the young girl child as the holy mother.  This way the child gets magnetized as the holy mother.  Siddha Sanmarga has always asked a question to its sadhaks, which also serves an example – you take a stone idol and pray that as the divine mother with complete devotion and you will see that the very same stone turns into mother consciousness and becomes an idol of worship.  If this is true, then it should be same with your young female child too.

Siddha Sanmarga says, every pregnant woman is the divine mother in creation and all Sri Vidya sadhaks should respect and perform sadhana considering her as live goddess Tripurasundari who is in creation.  How can this divine sadhana ever be given names? Many will testify that whenever a pregnant woman attended a workshop of Guru Atmananda, he has always given special attention to her and made everyone in the workshop respect and meditate upon her with a feeling in heart that she herself is the live mother goddess Tripurasundari in creation.  Such is the respect that Guru Atmananda displays towards a woman.  It is only people who want to run their organizations by fear, talk ill about Guru Atmananda.

Every Sri Vidya sadhak should meditate on their wife, mother, sister and daughter as live existence of goddess Tripurasundari.  During workshops, Guru Atmananda makes husband and wife sit opposite to each other and using the divine Shodashi Mudras makes them meditate upon each other as Shiv and Shakti.  This is exactly what the greatest guru of all times “Guru Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa” has done with “Sri Guruma Sarada Devi”.  What can be wrong in this?  If people can give names to what Guru Atmananda teaches, then they are giving names to Guru Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa also.  There is no element of superstition or ill teaching in this.  Shodashi mudras are considered very secret and divine and are mostly conveyed only by the Guru to disciple directly.  We fail to understand what the actual grouse of the people is with Guru Atmananda teaching the divine Shodashi Mudras.  In the society we see many old people blessing the young couples to lead life like Shiv and Parvathi.  When guru Atmananda is asking the sadhaks to feel in the same way and meditate in the same way, then what could be wrong in this practice?  There are innumerable cases where people have done this and reported a great improvement in their family life.

Almost all the sadhaks who have attended Siddha Sanmarga workshops have observed significant improvement in their daily life by doing regular sadhana. Guru Atmananda assures every sadhak that they will see a series of more such improvements when they perform sadhana with devotion. He says one who does sadhana basing trust on the holy mother Tripurasundari and Guru Dattatreya will be definitely benefitted in the long term.

“The organizations are for the people but not people for the organizations”.  Guru Atmananda says, do not belong to me or to any other organization.  Please belong to yourself, because your “self” is the god that you are seeking.  As long as you belong to something or the other, the true self cannot be contemplated and meditated upon and hence it can never be understood.  It appears that the institutions do not appreciate what Guru Atmananda teaches, but worry that he is snatching away their people with his teachings.  Guru Atmananda need not snatch anyone from any group which follows a cult or a group.  There is no need for the institutions to worry that Guru Atmananda will snatch their people.  Siddha Sanmarga is a school where people come to learn and go.  Siddha Sanmarga never preaches them to stay here forever.  There have been instances when Guru Atmananda has told frequently visiting sadhaks “what is the need to come all along when I am there everywhere”.  A true guru is etched in the sadhak’s soul, so you do not need to come to me frequently.

The mission of Siddha Sanmarga is the upliftment of woman, and yes of course it has been successful in that.  Guru Atmananda says there are so many male siddhas and very few female siddhas and it is his job that he create 500 female siddhas in his lifetime.  Of course, now with the blessings of the great bondage organizations, which talk so much ill in particular about Siddha Sanmarga, this mission is at threat and people might again ill-treat woman and give more respect to Srichakra.  Guru Atmananda will ensure his mission succeeds.

Guru Atmananda says that “a trust which is not tested cannot be trusted.  So please trust me only after testing me.  ”There are so many people out there who testify that they go into deep mediation just by taking the name of the Guru Atmananda even at their homes or any other place.  The people also testify to say that they experience a state of mediation even while working.  Guru Atmananda always insisted that people should meditate 24 hours.  Samadhi is not something that you go in and come out, but it is a state that you should always be in.  Samadhi can only be aptly described as the state of being of the true self.

At Siddha Sanmarga, Guru also talks about how to be a good follower so that we evolve as a leader tomorrow.  It is also noteworthy that he emphasizes on being a good follower to be a good leader.  He has come across people who at the call of the Guru to become a leader, start acting as leaders immediately.  A leader should lead by example and be absolutely selfless.

Some organizations go to the extent of saying that follow me now and in the latter times follow my son.  This is like a king’s son becoming the king at a later date and keeping followers as followers forever.  It is so unfortunate that the good old days of royal dynasties have gone in politics, but they still exist in spirituality.  But soon there will be a time when the common sadhaks will get elevated and Guru Atmananda with all Siddha Masters is at work to accomplish this.  Guru Atmananda urges people not to make spiritual organizations as political organizations.  Let people get the choice to choose and organizations not scare them by saying somebody else is scaring them.  People!!Please, don’t be fooled. 

My dear sadhaks, please don’t listen to someone just because someone who is prominent to you said something.  Believe in your own experience, your inner voice, and your genuine rationale out of your own conviction and benediction. Time to wake up.

I recollect here the poem of great poet Sri Rabindranath tagore.

Where The Mind Is Without Fear
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high 
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father,
 let my country awake.

Guru Atmananda says:
“A trust which is not tested cannot be trusted.  So please trust me only after testing me.”

“A true guru has to uplift sadhaks when they go to him, but not waste their time by talking ill, throwing mud and muck on others”. 

“Your mind is the modulator of your energy; it increases, decreases, or even magnetizes your energy.  It is more powerful than the spiritual energy that one gains.  So do not believe that you have gained more by gaining energy.  Also realize that your energy can never be taken away from you without your consent at any cost.  The highest is already within you”

“One can only become a sadhak by learning how to decipher the truth out of the untruth, thehamsak shira naya; by practicing the hamsa kshira naya one becomes the hamsa to be in the state of paramahamsa”