“What we call love is really a whole spectrum of relating, reaching from the earth to the sky. At the most earthy level, love is sexual attraction. Many of us remain stuck there, because our conditioning has burdened our sexuality with all kinds of expectations and repressions. Actually the biggest ‘problem’ with sexual love is that it never lasts. Only if we accept this fact can we then really celebrate it for what it is - welcoming it’s happening, and say good-bye with gratitude when it’s not. Then as we mature, we can begin to experience the love that exists beyond sexuality and honors the unique individuality of the other. We begin to understand that our partner often functions as a mirror, reflecting unseen aspects of our deeper self and supporting us to become whole. This love is based on freedom, not expectation or need. Its wings take us higher and higher towards the universal love that experiences all as one.” Osho
The greatest blessing anyone can receive is the connection to a living enlightened master, which alone can take them into the realm of the highest Love. Throughout the ages, radiant beings have come to Earth to awaken their full potential and break the mould of societally conditioned human life. Then, rather than retire into meditative obscurity, they give the world the immense gifts of wisdom, technique and initiation, guiding others to reach the same state they themselves enjoy. These beings are true sages, and through their egoless actions, opportunity is created for the elevation of human consciousness. Masters are embodied representatives of the intelligent cosmic energy; they are literal embodiments of God.
While the greatest blessing is to have a loving connection to one such being, the greatest suffering is to miss that opportunity. The problem is, many don’t even realize they are missing it. They may hear word of a master, and say, “Yes, this man is wise. But I’m not a seeker, I have a religion already.” Their suffering is a placid quality, where they cannot relate to the concept of God in everything, and life is a dull collection of entertainments and entanglements. They are conditioned to believe God can exist only within the context of their religion. They go on living their ordinary life, waiting for death to take them to spirituality, Heaven, without so much as a thought to live as if Heaven is on Earth. Often, a Christian laments living in the now and not in the time of Jesus, wanting nothing more than to hold his hand; a Vaishnavite yearns to dance with the gopis around Krishna. But instead of seeking someone like Jesus or Krishna today, they miss.
Then there are those who read the life story of a Master, form a strong bond, then discover that Master is no longer living. They wish desperately to meet Him, and feel deep disappointment. “If only I had lived a hundred years earlier, I could have met Yogananda.” “Had I but known Ramakrishna, I could have taken His initiation.” This group may see a living master, and initially feel a conflict. The updated master walks and talks differently than the one to whom they connected; or practices a different style of yoga. Or, they may question whether or not this newly found master is truly enlightened.
For the very lucky, the intense seekers who will not accept a life lived without inner world transformation, their prayer of deep yearning for a darshan (sight of the divine) will meet with an answer. To whomsoever they pray with total love, that is who will appear before them. Jesus, Krishna, Babaji, Sai Baba, Osho. When this ascended master appears, He will give a blessing, and a message.
Within the sanga (sacred community) around Paramahamsa Nithyananda, there are countless devotees who have experienced this beautiful phenomena of mystical darshan: apparitions and dreams of their ishta devatas and satgurus. (Revered Gods and beloved spiritual teachers, respectively.) There is a common thread running through all of these experiences: the Masters in the dreams have all clearly given the message to follow Nithyananda. For someone with deep bhakti, (devotion) any word spoken by the object of their affection is a blessing, and any task given a sacred quest to fulfill. For them, the moment Babaji says “Nithyananda is the answer to your prayer,” the seeking is over, and He becomes their life. If Sai Baba appears in a dream holding a picture of Nithyananda, and the following day, the devotee sees Nithyananda’s photo, it’s another done deal. His sanctity is henceforth unquestioned. That is the power of personal experience.
But for some, the desire to reach enlightenment is there, as is the pull towards Nithyananda, but for whatever reason, they have not yet experienced a solid, unquestionable event that seals forever-more their belief in His divinity. Some question still remains; some doubt. They may hear a hundred stories of how other devotees were led to the Master, but if they cannot relate to these experiences, a thousand testimonials will make no difference. For them, solid proof and facts are needed. Swamiji (meaning “respected one who has reached His full potential,” by which Nithyananda can be addressed) is working with a medical team to prove scientifically that His meditation techniques lead towards higher consciousness, by charting the awakening of the non-mechanical parts of the brain. As more and more evidence comes in, society will understand the unique benefits to being around Him. Specifically, those who are looking for guaranteed life solutions to improve their lives physically and mentally.
As for the other group, who may or may not be concerned with such life solutions, but who yearn for the highest states of conscious truth? And those who feel a devotion for another religion, or another master? It’s time for them to hear the full volume clarion call sent out from existence to follow Nithyananda! He is not just an enlightened master, he is a living avatar. A master is someone who has finished off all their karma and reached enlightenment, who then develops a unique set of instructions to relay the same enlightenment on their followers. An Avatar is someone who has been a master already, and comes into life with no karma to work out, but a mission to realize. When such a being comes to the planet, the universe celebrates the happening, and takes care that all of humanity has the chance to be around Him. This is why so many have visions and dreams of other masters leading them to Him; this is why so many dissolve in tears upon seeing His face, and this is why those who have found Him feel such a strong drive to share Him with everyone they know.
Osho is one of the most active ascended master who leads disciples to Nithyananda Swamiji. Before leaving His body, a devotee asked Him what to do after his death. Osho said, “Find the youngest living enlightened master, and follow Him.” (In His 33rd year, Swamiji is that.) Osho has also appeared in his devotees dreams, guiding them to the one He knows can truly give them the full experience of self. One who can take them beyond the level of ordinary love that is held by conditioning, to the highest love that sees All as One. Nithyananda.
Now, for the physical proof:
In the nineteen seventies, a close disciple of Osho’s, an Australian lady named Ma Deva Padma, set to the task of creating a beautiful set of Tarot Cards. She was drawn to create images for a deck that would go beyond predicting the future, inspiring the reader to live a Zen life. Since many of the western seekers who are drawn to mysticism and divination are also open to the higher truths given by Osho, the deck has gone on to be one of the most popular on the market. First published in 1985, Osho Zen Tarot: The Transcendental Game of Zen, is now an industry standard. It includes 79 cards, each with an accompanying message by Osho.
The sixth card, pictured at the top of this article, is called The Lovers. It carries one of the strongest messages in the deck (Osho’s quote, directly beneath the image). Beyond that, The Lovers card appears to be solid proof of Nithyananda’s sacred mission. When an avatar happens, signs abound pointing the way to the sacred one. This card is can be seen as one of Nithyananda’s sign posts. If you look at the man pictured in the upper left portion of the card (the masculine half of the divine couple) you will see that he bears a striking resemblance to Swamiji.
Beyond that, an ancient Vedic symbol called the Sri Chakra is drawn in white in the center of the card. When Swamiji was a young boy, he sat meditating in a South Indian temple, and had a vision of this very symbol. The vision was so clear to him that he immediately took a copper plate and etched onto it the sacred representation of Hindu sanctity. Now this symbol can be found all over His organization- in His biographical material, on posters, and etched into energizing copper plates for sale in the gift shop. To those who have followed Swamiji for a while, the symbol is unanimous with His life story.
Recently, I was in touch with Ma Deva Padma, the artist behind the deck and this miraculous card, to find out whether she had used any references or models for the work. Very beautifully, she shared the story of her creative process. Ma Padma says, “The art for the Osho Zen Tarot was created while I lived in India in the Commune in Pune. My studio was above the Master's bedroom and for much of those years I created in silence and flow. No pictures of other people were used in the art. Each card was born out of my meditation and evening discourses.”
Just the two amazing apparitions of His face and the Sri Chakra on the card are enough to qualify a miracle, but the third undeniable similarity between this card and Swamiji is the very message given by Osho to accompany it. Swamiji has told us time and time again that sexual love is ordinary love. He has continuously told us to drop our attention need, and let go of our attachments, so that we can reach the higher state of universal love. While introducing His powerful kundalini awakening meditation, He says, “Let me now take you beyond the ordinary love that exists based on sexual attraction, to the highest love, that sees All as One.” For the hundreds of us who have experienced spontaneous kundalini awakenings after His initiation, it will come as no surprise at all to see that Osho has given solid, verifiable evidence that Swamiji is, in fact, who He says He is. He is the true Lover; He reflects the deepest aspects of our selves, and leads us to our highest potential. He says Tatvamasi (“you are that”) bringing the experience of All as One.
Keep your eyes peeled, your ears perked, and your heart open for the signs pointing you towards the truth, towards Nithyananda.
With love and respect,
Ma Nithya Sudevi
If you have received this message, the call is for you, and the call is now. Don’t miss this master. It’s not only a once in a lifetime opportunity to be near a living Avatar; it’s a once in a jenma opportunity. (Vedic cycle of time equivalent to millenia.) Whether you are a Buddhist who has longed to be with Buddha; a Christian who yearns for Jesus; an Islamic who craves to hear the truth directly from the mouth of Mohammed; or any other type of seeker, do justice to your lifetime, and become a part of this living history.
On a personal note, it was Babaji who led me to Nithyananda, and looking back, I can say that is the day my life truly began. Coming to the ashram in India was the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. I attended a program called Inner Awakening, a transformational retreat that prepares the participant to live enlightenment by cultivating a yogic body and a Vedic mind. The clarity that has now come to me, in every moment of every day, is worth infinitely more than what I paid to attend the program. Truly, you can’t put a price on a new consciousness happening in the presence of an Avatar.
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