About the Composer
Dr. Sri K. Parvathi Kumar has been teaching various concepts of wisdom and initiating many groups into the Path of Yoga of Synthesis in India, Europe, Latin America and North America. His teachings are many and varied. They are oriented for practice and are not mere information.
Dr. Sri K. Parvathi Kumar has been honoured by the Andhra University with the title Doctor of Letters Honoris Causa, D. Lit. for all his achievements as a teacher around the world. He works actively in the economic, social and cultural fields with spirituality as the basis. He says that the spiritual practices are of value only if such practices contribute to the economic, cultural, and social welfare of humanity.
Dr. Sri K. Parvathi Kumar is a responsible householder, a professional consultant, a teacher of wisdom, healer of a certain order, and is a composer of books. He denies to himself the title of being an author, since according to him,
“Wisdom belongs to none and all belong to Wisdom.“
Greetings and good wishes to the brothers and sisters that are gathered here on the occasion of Master December Call. Master CVV was conducting a Call twice in a year so that the Master May Call upon all the disciples who follow the path of Briktha Rahita Taraka Raja Yoga. The Master, whom he refers to, is the Master of the universe. The Master Call should help us to receive from within the Call of the Master.
The Master – Be-ness
The Master always calls us from within our being, because He is the Be-ness of our being. The very Be-ness of our being is He and hence we as beings shall have to link up to the Be-ness in us on a daily basis. Feel that link through the process of contemplation, meditation, recollection or whatever is the name that you give. Constantly remember that ‘we the beings belong to the Be-ness’. That Be-ness of the universe is the Master and that Master has no name, no form and is omnipresent, omnipotent and eternal. He visits us through the sound key CVV in Aquarian Age. The key is arranged in the ethers by the Grand Master, Master Jupiter, who came to us in this cycle as Master CVV. Master Jupiter is Sage Agastya in Eastern scriptures.
Invoke and Receive the Master
To receive the One Master of the universe we need to be receptive. If we don’t see the Master while He is present we miss the Master. The Master daily visits us, as we invoke Him. He visits us through our Sahasrara, reaches up to our Ajna and it is for us to rise up to the brow-centre to receive Him, to experience Him and build a bridge between us and Him, that is between the Ajna and then the brow-centre.
Each time we invoke Him, He comes from the cosmic plane within us, which is the Sahasraraand then He descends into the solar plane, which is our Ajna. From the brow-centre we should be able to link up to Him and thus feel the Presence of the Master. Each time we invoke the Master, the Master descends. The descent of the Master is called in the Vedic scriptures as Hari, meaning ‘the One that descends’. He is the Lord that permeates the universe. For that He is called Vishnu. He is ready to descend into those who are willing to receive Him. It is He, who descended as all this. It is He, who resides in all of us and by mere recollection we can link up to Him. Since He resides in all of us, He is called Vasudeva. The all permeating Lord, Vishnu, descends as Hari and resides in us as Vasudeva. When invoked, He gives the Presence. This is the age-old practice, the age-old wisdom. He is the Master. He calls on us, as we call Him with love, devotion and dedication. Such is the Master Call. To us the call is real if we are oriented, and the call is not real if we are not oriented and casual in our invocation.
It is like we invite a very important guest to our house and we are not there when the guest arrives, because we are otherwise busy. The guest comes and sees that there is no one to receive him, though invited. So he returns. That is how most of the times we invoke. We invoke, but we do not receive. This is what happens with us. We should necessarily feel the arrival of the Master the moment we call him, because when the Master gives a word, it is as true as the sunrise, as true as the daily visit of the sun to the planet. So, each time we invoke the Master, feel the Presence. If we do not, why invoke at all? Invoke to receive, to feel the Presence in a better manner. Every teacher arranges at least four meetings a year, to see that those who follow the instructions (the teachings on the path of Yoga given by him) are given an intimate and an effective touch, once in a quarter. That is how Master CVV was arranging solstice meetings, equinox meetings, May Call meetings and December Call meetings.
It is to ensure that we establish a link with Him and firm up that link within ourselves. He is more concerned about us. His love for us is much more than what we hold for Him. The love of the Master is not measurable, the love of the disciple is measurable. We are in a measurable situation, if not in a miserable situation! He is immeasurable, He is unlimited and He is unconditional. He is beyond all borders. So, anything relating to Him is beyond borders, beyond territories and beyond limits. He intends that we also get into that kind of unlimited state of Be-ness and experience bliss. Bliss is the right word for the unlimited joy. Bliss is unlimited joy. Joy can be there. It can come and go, and happiness is still inferior. It is said that happiness relates to senses, joy relates to mind and bliss relates to the Being itself. So that bliss, which is unlimited, can be experienced each time when we invoke the Master and step into Him and step into His Presence and then continue to be in that Presence even after the prayer. That is important: to remain in the Presence.
It is like that: we dip in and come out, and we carry the fragrance with us, live in that fragrance until we make another dip. And then dip again so that the fragrance in us is a little more established. And then continue to live in that fragrance or the Presence of the Master. And then again make a dip. Every twelve hours we are dipping to firm up the Presence within ourselves. It is always there. Depending on our thought patterns and our emotional patterns we get de-linked from the Presence. It is we, who get de-linked and hence it is we who have to re-link. He is always ready to link up. They who de-link shall also re-link. They who re-link can continue to be in that link and try to firm up the link. The daily prayer is to firm up and strengthen and eternally establish the link with Him, in which again the Master starts functioning through us as Himself. That is how continuous recollection transforms a disciple into a Master and the Master functions through him.
The disciple turns out to be the Master and the Master functions through the disciple. This is what every Teacher conducts and Master CVV conceived his own method of establishing the Be-ness with the One Master. He gave out the plan, which is very easy to practise provided, we are alert enough. That is the reason why we gather often. These gatherings are meant only to ensure that we firm up our link and we continue to recollect the instructions of the great Teachers and then see that we live in that link and function.
Every true Teacher called Sadguru, has the same program. The program is to inform every human being that he can as much gain the experience of the subtle and inner worlds as he gains the experience of the outer world. We have the necessary equipment to experience the external world, that which is external to us. We also have adequate equipment to experience that which is within us. The worlds within us are far more superior, far more splendorous, far more Divine and immortal compared to the world that we see outside. There is a much more beautiful world inside than that which you find as the visible world. The visible has its basis in the invisible. The invisible exists in six layers and the visible exists in a layer. So in that context, to be able to experience the inner, the Master gives the technique.
Continuity of Consciousness
Then the next step for everyone, is to gain continuity of the consciousness beyond one incarnation and to be able to remember ‘who I am’ beyond one life, to know what I have been in the last life? What I am now? What for have I come? What am I to do? We must remember, what for we have come. We continue the activity through sleep tomorrow, because we remember today’s work tomorrow. Likewise in this life if we remember last life’s work, then we can continue with that work instead of doing something else and then in the late hour recollecting what we had to do.
So, for this reason the first step is gaining subjective familiarity or the familiarity of the internal or the subtle. Gaining the familiarity of the subtle world is what is called gaining the experience of occult wisdom. Occult means ‘to see within and also without’. So we need to get in. If we get in, we move vertically. If we get out, we move horizontally. There is the horizontal movement, which is into the external world, and there is a vertical movement into the internal world. So, from horizontals we have to transform to verticals, and through verticals we have to rise and gain continuity of consciousness. This continuity of consciousness is immortality or Amaratva, and then in the next step we experience ‘Who Am I?’ This experience leads us to eternity and we remain as an eternal being participating in the Grand Plan, which keeps happening for the benefit of the beings from time to time.
The Divine Plan
The Plan is to evolve the beings. Every time a creation is made, it is an act of compassion of the Lord and there is no equal to that. That is the highest aspect of the compassion. It is an opportunity for the beings to realize themselves. It is like the students and examination. For those who fail, one more examination is offered. If one fails again, one more examination is offered and if he fails again, again there is coaching and an examination. So, likewise there is continuous opportunity that is being given through a series of creations that are conducted, which we call as the Divine Plan.
This is only to ensure that all beings experience this kind of unlimitedness. The great beings such as Sanaka, Sanandana, Sanat Kumara, Maitreya and Buddha are the ones who have gained that kind of bliss of Existence. And they feel that they should ensure that their own brethren on the planet should also experience that kind of bliss. That is why they prefer to stay back and help us. It is because of them that we are able to gain the necessary knowledge to walk through and then experience that bliss.
Bodhisatva – The Teacher
You know the concept of Bodhisatva. In the Maitreya Stotra we say “Namaste Bodhisatvaya, Namaste Punya Murthaye”. Bodhisatva is Lord Maitreya who was offered the ultimate bliss and was asked to get in there – into the Absolute – to be in eternal bliss. When the door was opened to him, he just put his foot at the threshold so that the door does not close. Then the Devas asked, “Would you like to get in or would you like to stay out?” He said, “I would neither get in nor stay out. I stay here, so that this door is kept open for the beings of this planet to walk through and experience that bliss. I shall be the last one to get in.”
Similarly we always see someone who ensures that everyone gets into the bus and then he gets into the bus. Mostly he is the organiser. There are anxious people who first get into the bus and try to occupy the front seats. Likewise there are anxious people who take the first bench of seats for food at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Usually there is someone who ensures that everyone takes the place and later he takes the place. Why does he do so? He is not worried that he may not get his food. He is not worried that he may not get into the bus.
Likewise, Lord Maitreya for this race of humanity just stood at the threshold and then kept the door open, because once it is closed we have to search again for it. So when the vaults of heaven were opened for him, he just put his foot across and then said, “Let this remain open until I get in.” Before he gets in, he ensures that many get in. He continues to do so. That is why he is being worshipped as Karunaasindho. He is an ocean of compassion, an ocean of Karuna. His band of workers is also like that. They care for others’ welfare, they care for others’ upcoming, they care for others’ upliftment, they care for others’ experience and they care for others’ joy. This is how they continue to work. And it is they, who form the Hierarchy on this planet and the head of such Hierarchy for this planet is the mind-born son of the Creator himself, that is Sanat Kumara.
Lord Sanat Kumara
Sanaka, Sanandana, Sanat Kumara and Sanat Sujata are the mind-born sons of the Creator, the Chaturmukha Brahma. These are the grand beings, whom we know as the Kumaras. Through the Hierarchy of Teachers they function on this planet, and impart the Yoga Vidya for the evolution of the beings on this planet.
The Lord of this planet is Sanat Kumara. He stays in that mystic village, which exists in the etheric plane near Gobi Desert, which is mentioned in the Puranasas Shambala. The Desert Gobi is in Mongolia. The village Shambala is an Ashram, not visible to the mortal eye, it is said to be subterranean. Shambala is visible to those who have gained the vision, the etheric vision. Sanat Kumara exists on the planet as its ruler, as its Lord. Lord Maitreya, the Teacher functions under His guidance, and the whole work is to ensure that the beings move forward in evolution.
The planetary Logos of our Earth scheme took incarnation in the form of Sanat Kumara. The Ancient One came down to this planet and remained with us ever since. He is a direct reflection of that Great Entity who lives and breathes and functions through all the evolutions on this planet, holding all within His aura or magnetic sphere of influence. In Him we live and move and have our being, and none of us can pass beyond the radius of His aura.
The Lord of the world is the One Initiator. He is the hierophant of our rites. He is called in the Bible ‘The Ancient of Days’ and in the Hindu scriptures as Sanat Kumara. From His throne at Shambala in the Gobi desert He presides over the White Lodge of Masters and holds in His hand the reigns of the inner government. He is chosen to watch over the evolution of men and Devas on this planet. He is the guardian angel of Chintamani, the philosopher’s stone of heavenly origin.
He is ‘the Great Sacrificer’, who left the glory of the most high place for the sake of the evolving sons of men on the planet. He took upon Himself a physical form. He is the archetypal one, an image of the Heavenly Man on Earth. He is also known as the ‘Silent Watcher’ and the ‘King of the world’.
Lord Sanat Kumara is the One Initiator who presides over all the initiations on this planet. He gives the annual plan for this planet in relation to its evolution. On the day of Aries full moon, a sound uttered forth from higher circles is received at Shambala by the Lord of the planet, Sanat Kumara. This seed sound is the annual plan for the planet Earth. The Dhyani Buddhas who work with Lord Sanat Kumara contemplate on this seed sound for a period of one month. Then in the month of Taurus, this sound is communicated through Gautama Buddha to the Hierarchy. Hence, the Hierarchy and their disciples join in Vaisakh Valley on the full moon day of Taurus to realize this sound in them. This is known as the Vaisakh Festival. The Hierarchy gives out the plan relating to this planet, to the humanity on the next full moon, i.e., the full moon of Gemini. Gemini therefore is known as the month of initiation for Humanity.
Invoking His Presence and the related visualization during the new moon days helps to restructure our desire body. Desire is but a form of Will. Will relates to the soul and desire relates to personality. Lord Sanat Kumara helps transforming personality desire into Divine Will, the Will that directs the purpose of each incarnation. This purpose chiefly brings evolution of the souls from limitation to liberation. Lord Sanat Kumara is thus the presiding angel over the desire nature on the planet. He regulates the desire of the disciples when invoked. Desire need not be (should not be) killed. It needs to be re-oriented. Desire is Divine. Inappropriate application causes fall. Appropriate application causes rise. This is one secret, which is generally not known. The religions speak of killing the desire, which is not desirable.
Sanat Kumara dissolves undesirable desire patterns, when invoked. Visualise that you are entering into Shambala in the northern Himalayan regions and that you are at the portal of the Ashram, waiting for the grace of Sanat Kumara. This would rearrange our desire body to a better state on the path of Yoga.
Sanat Kumara is the Teacher of the Teachers and Ruler of the Rulers on the planet. But He seldom speaks. He gives His Presence and helps the Hierarchy. He is the Lord that came to this planet via Venus and He remains in the second ether of this planet.
He gave the teachings relating to the path of discipleship in 24 Sutras, aphorisms or commandments. Lord Sanat Kumara gave these commandments to emperor Pruthu. Later Lord Maitreya gave these teachings to Mahachohan who is known as Vidura in Indian scriptures. It is to this Mahachohan, (Vidura, the Grand Master of Civilization), the World Teacher Lord Maitreya re-narrates the doctrine of Yoga as is given by Lord Sanat Kumara himself. They are recorded in Bhagavatam in the 4th canto by Veda Vyasa. These commandments given out by the Lord of the planet constitute the complete path of discipleship.
The 24 commandments are presented here to help us recollect what is already known to us and formulate a better order to continue to improve our thought patterns, our daily routine, our ability to do things, our effectiveness in service etc. So in this context we shall take up this doctrine of Lord Sanat Kumara, which is a complete path of discipleship by itself.
The 24 Commandments
- Ask yourself, “Who Am I?”
- Life’s purpose
- Be inquisitive to know the Lord
- Function as a soul, not as a personality
- Serve the Yogis
- Love for God
- Worship the Lord with joy
- The Will to be with the Lord
- The fire of knowledge purifies
- Atman be the presiding angel
- Learn to be alone
- Practise harmlessness in thought, word and deed
- Acceptability of conscience
- Do not deviate from self-study
- Practice Yoga and manifest goodwill
- Adopt to the regulations of Yama and Niyama
- Restrain from analysis and criticism of other paths
- Release the mind from dualities
- Teaching is learning
- Be selective in your association
- All is Divine
- The sole impediment
- Leave not the Teacher
… to be continued