Thursday, July 2, 2015



I want to share my personal experience , yesterday one young man approached me and asked Guruji I want to do asht sidhis ? and how can I proceed?
This question inspired me to put this personalized article on the webpage for the first time, it hurted me as I repeated asked myself what has happened to our society that misconceptions are imbibed every where, moreover over flow of the spiritual knowledge I must say mutilated knowledge has perhaps resulted this. The great explorations like asht sidhis by our sages are considered just meager thing these days. Very often I see people updating their profile : “ I am going for this ….sidhi, or this ……sadhna etc.” YES , Doing some yogic practice and going for sidhis is good, but what is the fun of updating on net or facebook page? Things like these are deteriorating our age old culture of yoga and spiritualism
But for the sake of knowledge I am giving brief about asht sidhis thsose difficult to attain even for devas (skand puran) follows:
The Eight Siddhis are: 1Anima, 2. Mahima, 3. Garima, 4. Laghima, 5. Praapti, 6. Prakaamyam, 7. Ishitvam, 8. Vashitvam
• “Anima” is the ability to become small, like Hanuman became small in Ashokvan.
• “Mahima“ is the ability to be great like Krishna imparting Gita.
• “Garima” is becoming heavy like Shiva pressing on Mount Kailash.
• “Laghima“ is becoming light like Vishnu sitting on Garutman. Levitation and flying in the air are its subsidiary powers

• “Praapti” is gaining some thing like Prahlad gaining the presence of “Narasimha”. Thus praapti is the ability to acquire anything anywhere.
• “Prakaamyam“ is the ability to fulfil whatever one desires, like Vashista fulfilling needs from “Kamadhenu”.
• “Ishitvam” is the ability to become Lord and leader like Shiva .The power of absolute lordship over entire creation
• . “Vashitvam” is the ability to influence everyone. Like bhgwan shri Krishna


There are various paths through which a person can realise God. Our Vedas and Scriptures have shown innumerable ways to offer services to the Almighty. The paths are namely Hath yoga, Karma Yog, Naad Yog, Bhakti Yog and the other is to give charity in the name of Lord. People have different notions to follow their respective paths. The question arises which path paves the way to attain the Supreme Power of the Universe.
In the Bhagwaad Geeta in Chapter 6 The yoga of self- control, the path of Bhakti( worship) has been called the supreme and quintessential to realise the Supreme power i.e. the Almighty. Some people argue on this notion as they believe no matter whatever path you follow one is sure to reach the final destination. It is true but partially because the journey begins from their selected path but ends up in Bhakti Yoga as it purifies the disciple internally which is an integral part of spiritual development.
A person who does Karma yoga, no doubt he is carrying out his duties sincerely but without taking the name of Lord is of no meaning. Whereas a person who is donating his money in the service of Lord, without remembering his name, without being in the consciousness of Braham is also in vain. He may be able to acquire the Sadkarmas but he will not be able to enjoy the spiritual bliss required to realise the presence of God pervading in the entire Universe.
The disciple in the above mentioned Yogas will be able to generate material comforts for himself due to his Sadkarmas but would find no place in the abode of God. A person who follows the path of Bhakti will automatically generate all the goods for him in both the worlds. Therefore Bhakti Yoga should not be belittled as a person who travels through various other Yogas come ultimately to the Bhakti Yoga, the ultimate refuge for overcoming the miseries of the world and in the realisation of God.