You can become Enlightened exactly as you are right now
We welcome you with great love and great respect.
You have found the website for the show Meditative Living with Swami Shivananda Giri on Blog Talk Radio. The mission here is to share the practices and understandings of the Western Church of Sanatana Dharma, (The Eternal Way). It is your birthright and purpose in physical existence to come to the direct and conscious experience of our Creator by whatever name or image that is best suited for you.
I share with you the Enlightened teachings of my esteemed lineage through teachings of my Guru/Teacher. Here is what he says to you today..... Since the human experience began some million plus
years ago, mankind has had a God Urge. Searching through the Earth soup
as the various other inhabitants of this blue orb there has been a
knowledge buried deep within the old brain that all of us are connected
together in some wonderful way.
The first path to understanding this intrinsically knowing connection
was Sanatana Dharma, literally translated as the Eternal Way . Without a
central organizing corporate type religious right and wrong way to
worship and who exactly to worship, it developed a pantheon of Gods,
Goddesses, Demons, and Angels that continues to grow to an estimated
8,500,000 celestial beings that are not separate as in pantheism but ONE
as in panentheism. There is nothing that is not GOD….a seamless,
holographic monism, saying that you are not only part of the divine, but
all of the divine. It is like the facets of a diamond that appear
different, but are the whole indivisible diamond.
Another metaphor is
that of a wave and its relationship to the ocean. At no time does the
wave cease to be the entire ocean; it just appears to be different as it
crests and enters into that non-separate reality that is the ocean.
We are all on a quest to awaken back to the reality that there is
nothing that is not us; that we and everything that exists is not
separate. There are no parts, just a whole; an un-beginning and
unending ONE that has developed the illusion of separateness.
Eastern and Western traditions call this Enlightenment…but you don’t get
anything…the ONE truth has always existed and will always exist. No
birth, no death, but an eternal appearance of transformation is all that
there is and ever will be.
With great joy, love and respect, I welcome you with all my heart; for
you and I are truly ONE.
His Holiness Mahamandaleshwar Paramahamsa Swarupananda Vishwa Guru Maharaj Swami
In modern times this lineage that stretches all the way back to Lord Shiva was brought forth by the Avadhut Bhagwan Nityananda of Ganeshpuri who gave Divine Shaktipat initiation toSwami "Baba" Muktananda, the inspiration for the Meditation Revolution in the 70's who passed that shaktipat to my Guru,Paramahamsa Swarupananda, who then gave that initiation to me empowering me to share this with you. This video is of Baba giving shaktipat to a room full of people. You'll notice him using the peacock feathers he was well known for. You will also see and hear people having automatic movements and sounds which occurs for some but are not voluntary, they just happen.
My Guru was consecrated to the Giri (Mountain) ancient Swami Order of India by Swami Ramananda who represents the teachings and blessings of the Avatar Anandamoyi Ma, probably the best known and most influential of the Indian women saints of this century.
My Guru was the first American born Caucasian man to be promoted to the title of Mahamandaleshwar within Hinduism. This is Hinduisms highest ecclesiastical title. It was upon elevation to this title and worldwide responsibility that the Western Church of Sanatana Dharma was founded as a California 501c3 non profit. This allows all donations to be fully tax deductible.
The objective of the Lineage is to pass our understanding of Dharma and the blessing of Divine shaktipat initiation to any human who is ready to take up the practices and familiarize themselves with the Precepts and Philosophy of those who know, THERE IS NOTHING THAT IS NOT GODso they may come to the state of awareness that surpasses all suffering and sorrow. It is the state of absolute contentment and Divine Bliss the spiritual Masters of this planet have always lived from.
We customize the teachings and guidance to you based upon your temperament and abilities.
There is no fee for our guidance or service. We give it freely as we have received it from the Lineage that lives through us.
With great love and great respect,
His Holiness Swami Shivananda Giri
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