In the last article of 2018, I like to share a beautiful story told by His Divine Holiness, Paramahamsa Nithyananda (fondly known as Swamiji). It is a story about a Paramahamsa and the fish.
Paramahamsa means ‘great swan’. A Paramahamsa swan is special because it never touches the ground! It only flies in the open sky, never touching the dust and dirt of the earth. Even when the Paramahamsa swan lays its eggs, the egg drops from the sky and hatches in the mid-air and the baby swan flies out before the egg touches the ground. As per the Hindu scriptures, the Paramahamsa swan is the symbol of the enlightened being who always flies in the enlightened space and can never be caught in anything worldly.
There was a Paramahamsa swan who was flying over a lake, and its reflection fell on the lake below. When the reflection fell on the water, the fish in the lake started jumping, “Oh, a new big fish has come, a new big fish has come!’, and they went around the reflection, admiring it. Some fish started jumping on the swan’s reflection, some fish started dancing around the swan’s reflection, and some fish started making a fence in the water, saying, “This is the ashram for the big fish!’ Some fish started finding ways to get close to the ‘big fish’. Some fish started crying, ‘Oh, this big fish is so loving, so caring, so graceful and so beautiful!’ Some other fish started jumping to the other side and saying, ‘No, this fish is not paying attention to me at all. It is not at all loving and caring!’ Some fish started saying good things about the reflection and some fish started saying bad things about the reflection. Some fish started creating a place for the ‘big fish’ to live; some fish even threw a few stones at it.
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This year after my return from the last retreat in India with my Guru – Paramahamsa Nithyananda (fondly known as Swamiji), it felt like so many things had happened in my life in the last 10 months! From losing the financial security to deciding to move on to a totally new life with a complete unknown in the future, the only thing that gave me the courage and strength to keep going was the trust in my Guru as I took the jump into the path of unknown in my life. To tell you honestly, to take the jump into the unknown requires tremendous courage. Without trust, it is impossible to take that leap of faith. Whenever there is even a slightest doubt, be very clear, we will never take the jump and even if we were to take the jump, it will not be total. If the jump is not total, we will only be badly bruised!
I discovered that once I had taken the jump, wherever I landed would be the right place. All these trials and tribulations that I underwent were nothing but tests from life and the surgery I meant to go through as part of the metamorphosis in becoming Sadashiva (Super Consciousness).
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In January 2011, I was initiated into this powerful technique called eN-Kriya by my Guru, his name is called Paramahamsa Nithyananda, a living avatar (fondly known as Swamiji). Through this powerful technique, he awakened my inner potential energy – Kundalini Shakti. I practised this technique for nine months and I underwent many transformations in the body-mind and consciousness. My body is now able to sit in Padmasana (lotus pose) for an hour and I can simply unclutch very deeply after eN-Kriya which takes me to very fascinating spiritual experiences beyond this plane.
eN-Kriya is one of the ancient secrets delivered to the world in the Hatha Yoga tradition by the great masters Matsyendranath and Gorakhnath, preserved, protected, practiced and preached by the Hatha Yoga samprathaya (lineage) yogis. The eN-Kriya is from the great masters of the Nath Samprathaya who created a great Samprathaya by mastering the Prana (life force). By practising this technique, it naturally gives health, mental peace, emotional fulfilment and above all, the highest possible consciousness.
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