The Philosophy and Teaching of AADISHRI ARUN
The teachings of AADISHRI ARUN is based on a real belief in three things. These three things form the three pillars of ‘AADISHRI Faith’. These three things are:-
(i) The belief in the existence of God even though he is not visible to our eyes,
(ii) The belief in the Oneness of the essence of God and the spirit entity in human beings.
(iii) The Law of Karma and the Continuity of life after death.
Those who believe in the teachings of AADISHRI ARUN and the Faith hold that there is one True Supreme Being who is the Creator of the universe, who is the spirit or soul of man (Surat) and who is the Fountain-Head of all spirituality.
According to teachings of AADISHRI ARUN, there are three elements in the human body: the Inferior Energy ‘JAD PRAKRTI’- which can be called material nature, and from which the physical body is made; the Superior Energy ‘CHETAN PRAKRTI’- conscious nature- from which the human mind (mind) is made and the third, the spirit – ‘Super Soul’, which is the life and soul of the human body and brings about the evolution and development of man’s body and mind.
The human body and mind are both perishable or mortal, while the spirit – ‘Super Soul’ is immortal. Corresponding to these, there are three Grand Divisions in the Creation, namely, the pure spiritual region called Avinashi Desh; The Brahmanda or the Region of Universal Mind in which the mind dominates over spirit; and the Pind Desh or Physical Universe in which matter is pre-dominant. A spirit can attain salvation or freedom from the cycles of birth and death, only if it enters the purely spiritual region. The techniques are used to enter in the purely spiritual region is called SURAT SHABD YOG.
According to AADISHRI ARUN, the highest God or Supreme Being is Sat Purush – AADISHRI ARUN. He is the highest reality, higher than Brahman, Allah and the God of Christianity and Judaism. There is no scripture or religion that describes him adequately. He belongs to the highest region while the scriptures, religions, incarnations and gods mentioned above come from lower regions. He is the highest reality. All the worlds are manifested by Him through a gradual succession of planes which are called Grand Regions. His state prior to creation is the supreme state of ‘Shunya’-which is soundless self. Upon waking up from this state He produced a divine current (Shabd), from which emerged different regions, gods, beings and objects.
These can be classified in four categories called Four Grand Regions. The Highest or fourth grand region is called Chaitanya Desh/Avinashi Lok or the Peaceful Region. In it located Aadishripad, Agamlok, Alakhlok and Satlok. These are pure spiritual worlds of light, love, bliss and peace. They are not subject to dissolution.
This is from where Kaal is a manifest by this Supreme Being. Kaal has both mind and matter. His spiritual energy is known as Adya. Kaal creates both the third and the second grand regions. The third region is a combination of spirit and subtle matter where the spirit is predominating while the second is a combination of matter and spirit where matter is predominating. Using his spiritual energy, Kaal transforms himself into Niranjan and Jyoti and created the third Grand Region known as And-Desh. It has three sub-regions of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. Then he created the second Grand Region known as Brahmand, using his Adya and Akshar Purush (latent spiritual energy). This region is a combination of spirit, mind and pure matter (Maya). It has three sub-regions, Sunya, Trikuti and Sahasdal Kanwal.It is pervaded by the Universal Mind and is qualified by the Five tattvas (principles) and three gunas (qualities). Finally Kaal creates Pind-Desh or the First Grand Region. It is the material and physical world with a nerve centre and nine apertures in which is encased the Surat (the Soul or the spirit entity). In this world the soul is deeply enmeshed in matter and the only way it can escape from there is through the help of Guru and by finding the flow of shabd or divine current.
Let me explain the terms mentioned above in detail:-
SOUL OR SURAT: The soul is atomic in nature, but shares the same qualities as those of the Supreme Being. During creation, it descends from above through various higher regions into the physical world (Pind-Desh), below the Sahasdal Kanwal, the lower most sub region of the Brahmand. Here it gets involved with maya, the five tattvas, the three gunas, the mind and matter. In this state, it is called jiva or being. Its loses its freedom and become subject to birth, death and rebirth and the duality of pleasure and pain. Under the influence of Kaal it assumes many forms, develops attachment, desires, delusion and egoism. Its true nature becomes buried under many layers of ignorance and suffering.
Shabd: It is the eternal divine sound current, the first manifestation of Supreme Being. All creation and the four Grand Regions emerged from it. It is an ever reverberating inaudible sound that pervades the whole creation and resonates in all beings as an undercurrent. It can be heard within oneself through devotion to one’s guru and by chanting the holy name (Naam) given by the guru during one’s initiation. Its physical aspect is Naam or the holy name which is known to the guru and who alone can reveal it to a disciple.
Salvation: By repeating the holy name and listening to the shabd in a deep spiritual state of withdrawal, a devotee can join the flow of this current and travel through various higher regions to reach Aadishripad or the highest abode.
Sant Satguru: The Santsatguru is a manifestation of the Supreme Being in human form. Liberation of the jivas can happen only through his grace. Though he is a human form, a guru should never be treated like a human being. He personifies the Shabd and through him the Supreme Being communicates with the jivas, bestows his grace and helps them to liberate themselves from the bonds of Pind-Desh and the exploitation of Kaal. The Satguru is responsible for the karma of his disciples. At the time of initiation he actually takes upon himself the karma of the initiate and connects him or her to the divine sound current. Without him it is not possible to listen to the sound or escape from the bonds of material life.
Bhakti or Devotion: Bhakti is two types (1) Guru-bhakti – that is devotion to guru and (2) Shabd-bhakti – that is devotion to Shabd. Both of them are very important and key to one’s release from the bondage. Guru-bhakti facilitates shabd-bhakti because the guru connects the jiva with the Shabd and through the Shabd with the Supreme Being.
Surat Shabd Yog:AADISHRI Faith believes that the means to salvation is practice of Surat Shabd Yog which involves initiation into a holy name by the Guru and devotional chanting of the holy name to find the current of divine sound (Shabd) within oneslf. This sound in not a imaginary sound or mythical sound. It is an omnipotent and omnipresent divine sound that reverberates continuously throughout the four regions and can be actually heard by any individual with due practice and through the grace of his Guru. The Surat Shabd Yog is easy to practice and can be practiced by any one irrespective of caste and creed or gender and economic status. However its success will greatly depend upon how much love is generated in one’s heart towards the Supreme Being and the Satguru.