After our Hariharaputra Santarppanai, many people have developed interest towards(??) moola mantram and many Guruswamis told me that they are getting requests from various quarters to give moola mantra upadesham.
A Guruswamy felt very much that some people claimed that they know the moola mantram very well , becoz they have the ________ book published by _______
Shri. Subramanyam from Chennai wanted me to thro some light in this area..
And Iam coming back to the blog after a long gap.
Moola mantram is not an easy joke to be given just like that... (and people who have received it easily - have failed miserably). These Secret Mantras only when got through a Guru from a true sampradayam and Guru Parampara, will have the power of the potency of these mantras.
Of late it has become a fashion to claim to be an upasaka of X or Y deity... And people are running after moola mantras without even knowing what is the power of moola mantras.
Ive already explained it a lot:
Especially when it comes to Lord Sastha, HIS moola mantram is something more than one's life and cannot be imparted to immature souls.
Shastras Prescibe a lot regarding Mantra Upadesham - the rules for both Guru and Sishys. Iam sharing a basic idea given in the scriptures.
A person who has the desire to know the - WHO IS HE - why I took birth - where am I going - what is actually Moksham (liberation from Life & death cycle) - who will guide him throughout his life
When all these question arises, one has to approach a Guru who will guide him. Only after this the real test begins... Spiritual Knowledge is not an easy task. Its beyond imagination and one can ever find out.
Just because a person is asking, a true Guru will not give the upadesham immediately. And asking once is not enough... the Sishya has to repeatedly plead the Guru for the Upadesham. True guru bhakti is in obeying and following the upadesham and instructions of your Guru And most important thing at this phase is : Do the deeds ordained by the Guru and dont chase after his actions or try to imitate him. (this is the first phase)
After this stage the Guru will closely(and silently) observe the Sishya regarding his activities and anushtanams. If he is satisfied, he further waits to see the sishya's interest and persistence in getting the mantram. Only after this the mantra upadesham is imparted. (But most of the disciples fail during this phase)
Only after all these a Guru decides to give the mantra upadesham to the chosen sishya.
The best time for mantropadesham are the times of the solar and lunar eclipses. Receiving mantropadesham or doing japamfor mantrasiddhi during the times of the eclipse could obtain the fruits early.
Apart from Grahanam, mantropadesham can be had on the day of Sangramanam ie the first day of the Tamil Month. The six months of Uttarayanam ie from the month of thai to Aani is considered to be Uthamam for mantra upadesham. (Which means the next six months are considered only after this)
And the period of shukla pakSham is auspicious time for mantropadesham .
One has to be very careful while chanting the mantras with correct and clear pronunciation. Especially during mantropadesham - because only very very fortunate person will get to know the Moola mantras. And the person who is now a Shishya of that Guru must not, at any cost disclose the Moolamantra to anyone.
The essence of the Guru is to remove the ignorance by showing him the Lord by way of upadesham. And the essence of the disciple is a keen eagerness, a great desire to be free from ignorance—ie Ego—and attain the ultimate wisdom. Unless there is this willingness, this deep eagerness to attain the wisdom, then the disciple is no disciple
The best guru dakshina that can be offered to any Guru is a life lived in accordance with the Guru’s teachings.
My humble pranams at the Lotus feet of my Guru