Adhyatma Niketan

Adhyatma Niketan ( Hindi : अध्यात्म निकेतन) is an ashram in Gwalior , Madhya Pradesh , India . It is located on Koteshwar Road, near Vinay Nagar sector-1, [1] is around 7 km from the Gwalior Railway station.

The land was purchased by Huzur Malik Saheb Sant Yogi Maningh in 1961 for the sum of Rs. 12,000 / – in order to establish an ashram . When Swami Vishnu Tirth Ji Maharaj visited Gwalior on April 11, 1961, the place was inaugurated and named ‘Adhyatma Niketan’. [2]

It is spread over 2.5 acres (10,000 m 2 ) of land at the foot-hill of Gwalior Fort . The rear part of Adhyatma Niketan is used as a residence by Sant Kripal Singh Ji Maharaj, [3] and his family members and the front part is donated to the trust called ‘Adhyatmic Shikshan and Sadhana Kendra’.

The Ashram has a large and spacious auditorium which is used for satsang, spiritual discourses, bhajan, kundalini awakening and shaktipat initiation [4] etc., especially on the occasions of the Ashram’s various festivals, when a large number of devotees gather there. On the eastern side of the samadhin of Huzur Malik Saheb. The samadhi has enough space inside to accommodate around 200-250 devotees at a time for worship and meditation. Various kinds of stones including white marble have been used.

Satsang at Adhyatma Niketan

Satsang at Adhyatma Niketan has assumed the greatest significance. It is understood that the disciple or sadhaka gains maximum spiritual benefit through satsang with the least effort. [5]The only requirement is attention, devotion and concentration with full faith. Lord Krishna says to Udhav:

“I am not attracted so much by the practice of Yoga, by the study of sankhya, by recitation of Vedas, by the performance of penances, by renunciation, by acts, lofty sacrifices, charity and public utility, by atma, by worship of Devas, and recitation of sacred mantras, by visiting sacred places of pilgrimages, and by rules of restraint and religious observance by the company of the “Here the company of the good means satsang.”

Sanskars are deep-rooted. It is proved beyond doubt that the practice of satsang works wonders and is sufficient to purge the world-minded. One is not required to undergo any practical or practical training, or any rigorous or strict yogic drill. It is more than sufficient if one is at the feet of the Guru or meditates with full concentration or listens to spiritual discourse and singing of shabdas with rapt attention.

It may be mentioned that during the practice of meditation, it is often difficult to understand, especially when Sant Kripal Singh Ji is present, the experience of sensing or automatic movement of the limbs or body, which is known as ‘ Kriya ‘. . Many newcomers or beginners feel that the automatic movement of body or ‘Kriya’ is a must because it means the descent of spiritual energy on the body-matter of the disciple. But in some cases ‘Kriya’ does not take place. This is because of the individual is not limited to its physical body, and it undergoes the process of spiritualization. Then the beginner’s inner consciousness starts experiencing exquisite change inside without any kriya.

This comparison is hypothetical, but it helps to understand the concept of spiritual transformation. Let us presume the Guru, the only visible source of spiritual energy, to be a power-house, ie the main source of power. The disciples or devotees who want the light of spiritual energy to be bestowed on their efforts to the grace of the Guru, who, when pleased, will connect the ‘chitta’ (mind-stuff) of the disciple with the main source. Thus, chitta is lit up. In day-to-day life, we notice that the smooth flow of electricity takes place only through good conductors, and when there is some obstruction or resistance, the light flickers and sparkling take place. In a most similar manner, when the disciple is struck by a current of spiritual power flowing from the siddha Guru, he experiences penetration of the energy. Because of his lack of freedom of movement, he has a lot of things to do in his life. The disciples are advised to move their body or movement of body, rather the body should be set or loosened to attune itself to the ecstatic state of mind of inner consciousness.

Thus the basic purpose of the regular and meticulous routine to practice is gradually developed to a detachment of matter or worldliness.

The Satsang at Adhyatma Niketan is practiced in three parts. First in the morning with the dawn, the recitation of DHUN is practiced. DHUN is a continuous recitation of holy names. After that, the morning satsang starts at 11:30 am on weekdays & at 11:00 am on Sunday. This continues up to 1:30 pm on weekdays & up to 2:00 pm on Sunday, in which the disciples practice meditation, bhajans (devotional songs), recital of ‘shabda’ and ‘vachans’ and pravachan of Huzur Maharaj ji sant Kripal Ji singh. In evening, satsang starts at 6:30 pm in winter and at 7:00 pm in summer with the recital of ‘shabda’ composed by Huzur Malik sahib and other great saints. Spiritual anecdotes and biographies of spiritual saints are also read aloud. All this helps in their concentration of mind and in building their inner consciousness. Religious speeches are also given by Sant Kripal Singh Ji, who also answers the various queries of the disciples.

References

  1. Jump up^ “Archived copy” . Archived from the original on 2012-11-07 . Retrieved 2010-06-01 .
  2. Jump up^ “Archived copy” . Archived from the original on 2012-11-07 . Retrieved 2010-06-01 .
  3. Jump up^ http://www.shivomworld.com/lineage/
  4. Jump up^ http://adhyatmajyoti.org/present_ashrams.html
  5. Jump up^ http://www.beezone.com/DevatmaShakti/IntroIndex.html

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