AUGUST 5, 2011

15th anniversary contribution of Attadhisthanam




Way back in the sixties of the last century, a scene in the upper class waiting room of Varanasi Railway station shook me. A well dressed man was lying on the floor in a corner of the room unconscious. He had fainted shortly after reaching there several hours ago, possibly poisoned by some co-passenger. As a natural response, I mobilised the railway staff there, hired a taxi and sent him to the government hospital before boarding my train for a long journey of two days to a small township of Sibsagar in Upper Assam. After reaching the destination another surprise was before me. My son had fallen ill seriously; and, someone had cared to hospitalize and attend the child to help my lonely wife. I had intriguing queries bothering my scientific mind for years. Is there some regime – call it Kratu (judge of karmas) or by any other name – that rewards good acts? Can the common adage ‘do good and good shall follow’ or ‘do bad to let the bad hound you’ have a scientific explanation?

The years rolled by and presented another scene some thirty years later, related to the very man who saved the life of my son. The dead drunk chap uttered in a mumbled voice on the Indian festival of colours “I’m to go up soon and visiting your home just to say you good bye.” I was shocked and surprised both. The man was hale and hearty in look. Within a couple of months, however, he was diagnosed as suffering from cancer. His bidding good bye was genuine. My wife turned emotional and sad; “he must not die”. I had learnt something about the consciousness by now. It is an energy regime. When the person visited me again, he was crestfallen facing stark reality of staring death. But, I told him “Don’t worry; nothing would go wrong with you; just send back your sister-in-law to her parents and stop drinking.” He left my home with a relieved mind; got rid of the ailment and lives on till date. A channelled flow of emotion energy from my wife to the man was instrumental in warding off his death. He had availed a quantum of emotional energy from my wife in lieu of his help in a bygone past. ‘Do good and good shall follow’ had some sort of scientific explanation in my view after his survival. Concept of a reciprocal good or bad ensuing on account of Sukrit (gratifying acts) and misdeeds is commonly treated under karma – a topic discussed in detail in Yog- penance-logic disciplines. Karmas form a complex topic and cover the actions of the individuals as well as of communities from the present to the long past.

Belief in karma is age old feature of human consciousness dating back to at least 55, 000 years among Andamanese who also have a primitive concept of past life. Idea of Day of Judgement propagated in the Middle East eliminated concept of Karma. It also dented seriously two noble qualities common in the gullible and poor. Their efforts for noble deeds in the hope of good future weakened, and their conscience could not question a king or clergy. Mideast and Western minds have not changed in belief about Day of Judgement though the journey of soul from one life to another is well established (1,2,3). A serious limitation in the studies about past lives during the hypnosis also bedevils karmas of past lives. The subconscious minds of the subjects can only narrate the prominent events of their past lives; but, these remain disabled to tie up two or more karma-related events in the past lives logically. Also, scientists have yet to learn that human consciousness forms an energy-substance or ann (subtle food) and a competent person in elevated state can eat it from the other person or transfer it from one individual to another in Prajna (4). There is a serious limitation regarding the understanding of ann and related topics perceptible during Prajna, however. Ann in the tropics represents a product of a high energy solar radiation (of gravitons?); and, only a Yogi perceives or transacts ann in the consciousness regime directly. A normal man, even if super-intelligent, is disabled on this front. He cannot understand ann, consciousness or karmas.

Karmas and destiny form a hand-in-glove relationship, and extremely intricate and perplexing are the karmic results in many situations. What really is proper action, what would become inaction or constitute a foul action cannot be decided easily. Even a simple act of helping a crying man in distress could bring trivial results (The Gods: You’ve earned your wages – Pay for help, p. 67). Destiny determines the kind of result – soothing or painful – besides the time of fructification of a past act; and, it is mostly unpredictable because human acts involve several individuals desirous of different results. Destiny meets the logical end based on the truth of intention in each mind involved in a specific act and the rights and wrongs as judged by its own parameters. An individual’s wish may be fulfilled besides the real ultimate judgment of destiny or Kratu in some cases; a community tradition may also be honoured to the chagrin of an individual or two in the game of destiny; and, a transaction between two individuals could destroy a much larger population of persons occasionally. All pervading and omnipotent Kratu has no friends, no foes and no forgiving in the judgement of karmas for the gods, the spirits and the men

Why to learn about the karmas and destiny when we can do little to placate Kratu or modulate a tormenting destiny? Aren’t we driven by the karma-destiny duo helplessly just like cattle? Some are weeping all night till morning and passing the day somehow to weep at night again with accelerated pain inflicted by Kratu for the sins in a past life. How can our knowledge help us?

The advance concept of karma and destiny, it may be said, was developed not by ordinary men but the bards in penance who were mostly in Purush or universal-man state. They knew a broad rule followed by Kratu: quantum of ann or energy drawn from an individual by the other is not without limits. It is de pendent on his or her karmas as judged by destiny. There is a mantra reciting “(O! The Lady), be available to my chitta (mind/consciousness) as due in my karmas.” (5).

The knowledge about karmas and destiny is valuable for the luminous souls moving towards higher positions of consciousness propelled by evolutionary force in the psychic regime of man. They must discriminate their every effort while converting it into action. Is the act proper, improper or non-action in terms of karmas? They should also appreciate the common rule of Kratu about karmas all their life: ‘do good and good shall follow’ and never ‘do bad to let the bad hound you’


Mentally mature people in the thirties and later may be classified into several groups based on their attitude and temperament. Important, however, is their placing only into one of the two pigeonholes for judging the spiritual strength. The mindset of a person can either be acquisitive or renouncing in a positive thinking person with luminous soul. The former denotes the force of sense-organs and physical body on the psychic self, and the latter reflects the strength of his spirit, ‘third segment of head’ or Brahm. The Malinatma or dark- soul- person has a dark soul, and he or she is ever negative thinking and acquisitive. An acquisitive is earthly and worldly and his mind remains focussed on material gains. A renouncing is noble and spiritual; and, many of them follow the five abstentions by innate compulsions – abstention from: i- untruth, ii-killing and hurting people, iii- stealing, iv-accumulating and hoarding (wealth), and v-sensuous or multiple sex indulgence.

I have a younger friend Dr. A. He is loveable and witty, and is one of the two persons permitted to see me once in six months (others remain barred – The Gods, p 67). He is a noble soul and a renouncing type, who could tell his son “Care not for me, my son! See those thrown away tomatoes on the road and a polythene bag there; I can jolly well live on these without bothering you if I decide to do so.” I had complimented him once “Emperor is one who needs nothing.”

Dr. A. told me once in the context of the Gods “I’m not queen Malun who met you as a spirit 1200 years after her death; and, then, hangs on to you even now in her new life. When I depart, I’m available not before the Day of Judgement. I already have my shroud from Karbala and ensured required arrangements of my burial following the death.” He is a scientist who had worked with me for years, yet the modern literature about life-after-life cannot change his mind. He is no Weiss (3) who could go beyond Biblical mindset due to a stout logic, confidence in his own observations and thorough investigation of western scriptures. I remember, I had killed Malun 1200 years ago just because my erudite mind obeyed the command of my past religion. It was only after the queen was dead and the storey of deceit by her courtiers was before me, my conscience and logic woke up to denounce me for my action of killing a woman. I smiled at my friend Dr. A.; his mindset is in the same condition as mine 1200 years ago – arrested by his religion. Judgment about right and wrong acts get blanked when the mind is under the arrestment. The reasoning and logic turn pale!

Many with a mindset like Dr. A. or my own 1200 years ago – arrested due to religious, scientific, cultural or traditional thinking – may find this work unacceptable. I admire their view better than anyone else. I’ve seen the strength of the religion in controlling my own mind very recently – in May 2011. The psychic field of the granite Disk of god Aton at the top of Attadhisthanam treats me even now Aton’s pharaoh Akhenaton, dead 3350 year ago approximately; and, when I wished to recite a Vedic verse for my friends while standing close to the disk it blanked my memory on two occasions just to prevent me from recitation. Message was loud and clear – the new reincarnation of dead pharaoh of god Aton is not permitted by Him to recite a Vedic verse near His insignia even after 3350 years. Gods and their mind controlling force are perennial, everywhere and often intolerant to other gods and cults, I understood. I also recounted how the vandal zealots were reducing the 360 idols of Shams (goddess Sun) to dust in the temple of Kaba under command of her ancient rival deity – Ili or Ilah (god Bull of cattle-wealth); The Gods). Around 1400 years later, the very frenzy of Seventh Century was evident in turning the ancient heritage of Bamiyan Buddha into a heap of rubble. Unheeded went the requests and calls from the civilized world of Twenty-first Century. Ilah of Mesopotamia, who wished to a repeat action Kaba once again, now against Buddha, had arrested the mindsets of his followers engaged in the destruction of world’s tallest Buddha in Afghanistan. Frenzied minds were just frozen in a far ancient past by their deity; Twenty-first Century did not exist for them. Nothing but stout and stubborn logic can override such arrestment of our mindsets by social or religious commands.

I moved 40 feet away from the Aton’s disk to recite the Vedic verse when my memory failed second time; Aton’s command turned feeble at this distance from His disk like the waning of heat away from the fireplace. Logic made me successful. But, who could move arrested and caged mindset of the zealots enjoying the fragmentation of the magnificent statue? Bamiyan Buddha was finished by Ilah just like statues of Shams in the temple of Kaba.

Renouncing persons with reasoning may discover occasional arrestment of their minds by extraneous psychic forces but may also realize that their innate mindset has gone out of control due to an emotional forcing. They should not feel unhappy and get depressed. Lack of strength in their logic to meet the situation is the cause, they should understand; and, they surely will be out of external control when their logic overrides outside command.


I was surprised at odd news during the eighties of the last century. A young woman died, and when people were preparing to take her body away for cremation she turned alive (6). To their bemusement her voice, mindset and identification of the self were very different now. The woman was illiterate before her death. She turned into an educated individual when the destiny ushered the life in the dead body a second time. The live self now claimed that she was someone dead two months ago about fifty kilometres away. Man turns into spirit at death is a 50,000 year old phrase in the Onge language of Andamanese suggesting that death brings only a minor change to the live self within our body. The news item confirms the age old observation: our life continues without any break at death. We live as a physical body first followed by the life as a spirit after the death. The educated lady Siva aged 23 died on May 19, 1985; she lived as a spirit for subsequent two months; and, when another dead body of Savitri of nearly same age as Siva came to the notice of Siva’s spirit on July 19 ‘85 the free spirit of the lady availed it for living as physical self once again. The body of Savitri turned alive with the conscious self or spirit of Siva. The live individual was Siva once again in the body of Savitri. The live self is, therefore, a spirit, not body. What a paradox! We live as a spirit occupying a physical body but consider ourselves as animal body. Its cause is an overriding sensuous force of physical body upon weak psychic energy of the spirit among most.

The concept that we are no more than a physically living self and nothing exists as living beyond physical body is scientific and materialistic both. They cry foul on any and every photograph depicting objects or scenes of Tanmatra or subtle-matter – a photographable substance like earthly matter but invisible to human eyes. Consciousness stuff, spirits or gods are a part of subtle-matter regime and lie beyond the paradigm of science or materialism. Common phrase ‘may the soul rest in peace’ does not apply to the spirit of Siva entering in the body of Savitri after spending two months without physical body. Her spirit was an active object searching an adult body to live as physical self again. Rest is not in the basic nature of spirit.

In India, highly evolved Penance-men, bards, Yogis and other erudite could see their time of death in advance (7) and the continuity of life after death as spirit till next birth again. They took death stoically to the extent of preaching “The pundits don’t think much (about the death and) about those now dead or meeting the death in future (8)” or “Like childhood, youth and old age in the body, a Dehi (spirit) also undergoes the interval between the two bodies” – one left behind at the death and the other that of a new life (9). Quest of the learned in India during the Vedic past and later ages has been, therefore, to defy death by attaining liberation, Eternal-life or Moksh from life-death cycle. It is possible by ascending to a godly Purush state that is capable of consuming karmas of the past lives. ‘Consummation of all karmas leads to Moksh’ was a common phrase for them (10). The bards also had a clear vision “Neither by rituals, nor by the number of the subjects under the ruler, nor by the wealth can one reach Eternal-life; by renunciation alone it’s available...’(11). Ascetic life and roaming all the year round turned a preferred path for many erudite and Yogis, therefore.

‘Souls neither die nor can avail rest’ is a fundamental doctrine in the ancient Indian religions of wise men. Only the mindsets bereft of thinking and logic joined the faith cults on this land. To deal with such simple people, there is a guideline from the seers to the Yogis: “Don’t create dual or multiple-option-minds among the ignorant to confuse these men who remain action-tied and result oriented; a learned Yogi must encourage them to do what they do while performing his own duties meticulously” (12). An advanced Yogi is in near-spirit-state, and feels spirits perceptively.

Technically, Brahm is a spirit state experientially wherein the spirit turns free from the body but remains disabled to depart from it for the next life (13). Spirits treat a Brahm as a part of their world invariably. I stayed in Hotel Normandie of Bordeaux, France, for eight weeks in the autumn of 1983 in Brahm state. Accompanying me in the room throughout was a congenial, wife-like spirit. Her association was very educative for me about the life and behaviour of spirits and the knowledge regarding relationship between the spirit and soul. Spirit and soul are not synonymous as most people think, I learnt from her. The soul of my room partner had a physical self too in the same town, the spirit educated me. A beautiful girl in her late teens living not far from my Hotel was physical self supported by the very soul. The information was useful in casting the Structure of Soul.

Association with the spirit of Hotel Normandie was just beginning of my peeping into the world of dead. Vision has expanded several folds during past years after I ‘died’ in the paddy field of Isamati (The Gods: Wrath of Gods – Am I dead?, p. 10). The dead never look dead to me anymore. Queen Malun of Khasis is not dead as a base medium goddess Lonkha, nor is dead my father who died in 1961 but communicated to in June 2011 “You require blessings.” A sobbing queen Nefertiti, who died 3350 years ago, could tell to her husband in his new life the tragedy of the long past (The Gods: moan under a lid – Irresolvable tragedy, p. 192). I came across a helpless mason too in 2009 representing a stabbed me some 1400 years ago. He was crying before me for minor monetary help; but, I spent nearly a hundred thousand rupees just to make the poor chap feel relieved from misery and turn happy. He did not know that we are two bodies supported by the same soul – I’m principal and he’s auxiliary.

All the above complexities of the living and the dead have a central element – the soul. It determines two basic types of human mindsets: first, positive and happiness imparting; and, second, negative, pricking or fear-inducing, turning their fellowmen unhappy. There are also equally important peripheral elements associated with the soul – spirit, psyche and even a physical self. These together make our life as complex after the death as in the physical state. For example, it is difficult to answer: why are we born again and again when a soul can sustain us in spirit state as well?

Hard is to paint true or near true picture of the elements of life on a canvass and draw links between the souls, typical migrant-spirits taking new life frequently and the stranded ones as the dame of Hotel Normandie. A left behind spirit of Malun was alive and active for 1200 years, stranded on spot of death till she caught her killer by neck on the very place. Contrarily, Queen Nefertiti remained buried in Egypt for 3350 years ago and her sprit kept moaning on her tragedy till communicating her grief during 2007 to the new life of her past husband in India. Strangely, however, new life of Nefertiti too had commenced at Ankara as Sunglow in 1961. Aren’t dead Malun and Nefertiti represented by different types of spirits? Such questions are many, not simple to answer.


Gods are community-thought-fields with low or high potential to govern the mindsets of their devotees of the present and past lives. I discovered command for controlling my mind arose not only from Aton, my god 3350 years ago, but also from the half a million year old idol of the first god on the earth in my showcase these days. It was crafted by slight modification of a Palaeolithic tool to depict huntsman’s god Bajronge, Bjrong Blei or Hanuman (Monkey-god of the day). Equally powerful is the command from 100,000 years old insignia of Siva in the same showroom. God Puluga, at least 50,000 years old, is a somewhat younger god commanding the mindset of Andamanese. Subsequently gods Heaven-Earth-Sun-Moon were deities of earliest Vedic men around 25000 years ago (14). Still later, reproduction became valuable to man as a deity. Kaba (Ka-va: female-water organ) and Kamakhya (Ka-mai-ka: meaning the same) attracted devotees who also worshipped a vertical Siva insignia as phallus. The two together were carved as idols in the act of conjugation and named god Mahakal and goddess Mahakali. Besides them, a plethora of gods were worshipped before concept of pantheon gods arrived during Vedic people – worship any god or goddess, they include within themselves all other gods. It is exemplified in a verse of goddess Aditi who is ‘god Heaven, god Horizon, mother, father, son, all-gods-combined, five humanoids, the born and yet-to-be- born’ (15).

Most important for man, however, were the gods and religions in the prevailing harsh environment and culture of the Mideast during the last 4000 years. Ilah (god in Turkish) remains principal deity of the period. Ilah means bull and Ila is cow in Sanskrit wherein god is Ili and his followers Ilis. Ilah and Ili are synonyms of Dev-Il (god-bull) of Bab-Il (= gate of gods in Arabic) or Babylon. First illustration of Bull-god or Ilah, over 4000 years old, is in Harappan seals (16).Those days an unwritten rule prevailed: religion of the king must be followed by its subjects; and, as kings were hateful and intolerant to other monarchs so were the gods. Aton would not tolerate His rival god Ved nor could Ilah approve Kaba and Buddha as co-existents. As a result, religions were made a part of ruler’s instrument for subjugation and harassment of the vanquished. People of other cults were often forced to flee from the ruler’s land if unwilling to adopt king’s religion. One such intense ethnic cleansing started with inhuman ferocity a thousand years ago by Ilah men and continued till last century. Unhappy and cursing were the forcibly converted or the driven away men of other religions. Ilah turned supreme during last century, anyway, vanquishing all other gods in the Middle East and reducing the number of their followers to less than 5%.

How many religions and gods emerged and disappeared is less relevant in context of the man whose soul has remained under command of one god or the other for half a million years or over 20, 000 births. To begin with, man had a luminous soul and worshipped one or the other luminous god. He lived thinking positively in the geological past. There were none with dark soul because the human communities were day hunters, positive thinking and bred only luminous gods. Emergence of dark souls was first among night hunters laying nets to capture animals around 10,000 years ago when the act of deceiving animals was committed first by night hunters and accepted by them as a valid deed. Their act darkened human soul first at this time-level. Wars started to win territory and negative acts of driving away the defeated settlers from good grazing lands followed. It accelerated the growth of dark souls and dark god many folds since Ilah began his drive to drive away other gods from the conquered land. He has turned into a global ruler these days when one religious community has only hate for the other in the twenty-first century; and, men have moved from luminous to dark souls.

Penance, Mantra and Yog gods appeared during Vedic period prior to the emergence of Ilah cult, and have remained marginalized ever. These could never be proselytised to increase the number of followers. Who would chose hard life among masses for higher attainments in psychic field? Yet there were a sizable number of mantra-bards during Vedic age working as ritual-men when young, and taking to penance in forests in late age when they practiced Yog for attaining Brahm state. There is a plethora of mantra gods. But commonly recognized god of penance and Yog is only one – Siva. Govind (=Cow-giver) or Krishna is a legendary cowherd of Ilah-cult-period. He has turned into a powerful luminous Yogi god through most common compilation of Hindu wisdom – Geeta.

Again, religions and gods both are irrelevant in the pursuit of higher states of consciousness for a qualified disciple. Most significant for attainment in the higher states is type of soul – luminous or dark, and strength of spirit reflected by renouncing mind. Equally relevant are status and strength of logic – capable or incapable of dominating over external emotions. If positive, strong in logic and with renouncing mindset a person may stick to five abstentions. No religion opposes them. One seeking to turn into Yogi may focus on physical fitness and mental and psychic health. Anxiety, worry, unhappiness and depression are mental and psychic syndromes draining huge positive psychic energy either due to karmas or social reasons. One must check them and drive them out for accretion of peace, manojav and vigour in the body. Suitable mantras may be invoked for this purpose to combat the malady.

Yogis have been an object of derision for the Ilah-men ever. Two examples are well known in the history; first was quite late, a little over 300 years ago. A Moslem saint, forced by innate perception, pronounced what is a common phrase among Yogis and pursuant of Yog in India – “I’m Brahm” (I’m god). This phrase translates as Ana al Haq in Arabic, and the saint was quite fond of citing it. His action along with the fame reached Emperor Aurangzeb (1658-1707 AD). The saint was beheaded. There was another saint, over 2000 years ago, talking among the people unfamiliar to “I’m Brahm”. He used to explain “I and my Father are one”. The Yogi was on the cross for his talk among the followers of a Subjugator-god of Ilah-clone. He took to Samadhi on the cross; and, walked away from the land of punishment when reviving to life from Samadhi in his coffin. In the first story about him, written no earlier than seventy years after his disappearance, he is adored and exalted; but, the god affixed to him was neither Brahm nor the tormentor ‘creating the man in his own image’. The Yogi on the cross was a ‘child of Holy Ghost’! Just another Holy Ghost!!The term used for him speaks of the mindset of the men writing about the past Yogi in respect, but lacking the vision of the Yogi who remained himself unable to communicate among these people his achievement as a Yogi before carrying his cross for crucifying.


Some six years ago, the daughter of my doctor friend approached me for teaching her Yog. I asked her to follow a set of physical exercises and explained how to conduct Praanaayaam (Breath Exercise) daily timed by a specific mantra. When requisite was followed by her sincerely the girl, in her early twenties, was advised not to see me before 30 years of age. Physical system is too hot due to active lower part before this age lest one is starving severely; and, our upper body is unable to absorb matching high-energy consciousness-radiation promoting Yog. Similar was my advice for an erudite in Sanskrit after asking him to recite Praanaayaam mantra. He was instructed to follow physical exercise and Praanaayaam with breath-cycle of one and half minutes till he starts enjoying cold-water-bath in the freezing winter of Dehra Dun. Indeed there is nothing to teach in Yog except following the five abstentions, physical exercise and Praanaayaam till early forties when Brahm-segment of head can exert and Samadhi is possible. It is an innately growing trait governed by karmas and will show its final attribute as Samadhi (null-mind-meditation over 30 minutes) when maturing.
I ever remember, however, most important requirement for a Yogi in a nursery rhyme: ‘Mr Peter rolling stone have you any moss; No sir, No Sir, I am running at a loss.” No one can turn into Yogi and reach Brahm without getting rid of the men trying to stick to a Yogi as a coat of moss and ‘heat’ his tranquillity by their young, hot bodies and agitated mindsets. Loneliness and silence are the only two assets besides memorizing for a qualified disciple on the path of Yog and Brahm.

July14 ’11


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