Unique Spiritual Terminology (Part 1)

Scientific perspective of the Compilers

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History has proved that when an individual abides by Dharma with faith, he obtains various experiences related to Dharma.

Since religion and faith are personal issues, the experiences narrated in the articles on this website too are personal. Therefore, neither can they be applicable to all nor can they be experienced by all. The articles on this website have not been written to spread blind faith in the society or to oppose medical treatment or scientific temper. The readers should study these articles prudently. – Compiler

Meaning of some spiritual terms in the articles on this website

Spiritual remedies

When someone gets innumerable thoughts, is unable to concentrate, becomes unwell psychologically or feels restless, he may perform some spiritual acts such as chanting God’s Name, meditating, Praṇayam, reciting mantras, praying etc. for his mind to become steady or happy. These spiritual acts are called ‘spiritual remedies’.

Language of percentages in the articles on this website

With the perspective that Spirituality be understood in scientific parlance, H.H. Dr Jayant Athavale (Compiler), a Psychotherapist of international eminence, has given the proportion of various components of some aspects in the language of percentages in these articles; for example, mild, medium and severe have been termed 1-30%, 31-60% and 61-100% respectively.

Divine Knowledge received by seekers is the spiritual experience that their spiritual faculty is awakened

Since some seekers of Sanatan Sanstha have been performing sadhana (Penance) for many years, their spiritual faculty has awakened, and they are getting the spiritual experience of receiving ‘Knowledge’ on various aspects. The scriptural support in the context of spiritual experiences is given ahead.

ततः प्रातिभश्रावणवेदनादर्शास्वादवार्ता जायन्ते । – Patanjalyogadarshan, Pad 3, Sūtra 36

Meaning : By observing restraint of the soul (By studying Yoga), on the strength of the faculties, the supernatural powers of understanding the subtle, unseen or distant objects (acquiring a subtle-vision), hearing Divine sounds, experiencing Divine touch, seeing Divine forms, tasting the sweetness of Divine nectar and understanding the Divine fragrance are possible.

Analysis : As described in the abovementioned verse, the spiritual faculty of some seekers of Sanatan Sanstha is awakened, and they are getting various spiritual experiences of receiving Knowledge, hearing Divine sounds, seeing subtle forms (Subtle-picture) etc.

This proves whether it is the Knowledge being received by the seekers or their subtle-vision being awakened due to study of Yoga, these have scriptural support.

Humility of seekers receiving Knowledge

In this context, the seekers concerned have bhav (Spiritual emotion) that ‘This is not my knowledge, it is truly Divine Knowledge’. With a view that the ego does not increase, instead of writing their own names at the end of the matter, they write the Name of their seats of faith and in brackets they write that they are mediums; for example – ‘A Scholar’ from the subtle-world (Through the medium of Mrs Anjali Gadgil)’.

Mrs Anjali Gadgil has the bhav that ‘A Scholar’ from the subtle-world provides her with Divine Knowledge.

If they find some matter distressful, they write ‘A mantrik’ at the end of the Knowledge instead of their own names and in brackets they write that they are mediums.