Your mind is one of the most powerful tools you could ever ask for and science has proven it to be so. In fact, becoming a kalpa vriksha is based on the science and technology of yoga where you learn to use your consciousness to create a preferred reality so that life is lived with greater meaning. So, what is this experience like?
1. What is Kalpa Vriksha?
Steve Jobs called it bending reality and he learned it from reading the Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda. In fact, he followed up with a visit to India with a friend but didn’t find what he was looking for. The trip made him realise that ‘enlightenment’ is not to be found neatly packaged in a room somewhere’. It takes hard work and belief in oneself and the process. If you read his biography, you will find that Steve Jobs finally understood that the Kalpa Vriksha for him was his creativity and his intuition for what works no matter if the world told him otherwise. It is his total and absolute belief in his inner voice that was the key. In other words, it was his faith in the divine in us who never fails to show us the way. This book so inspired Steve Jobs that he left instructions for 500 copies to be given away at his funeral.
I first read the book in my late teens and have since read it thrice. I have also seen another smaller and earlier publication by Yogananda-ji where he wrote and talked about nothing else except the law of attraction. This is the very term he used plus how to manifest, and this was way, way before The Secret or The Law of Attraction. So does it work? Yes, it does but that’s not the goal of our spiritual practice. In fact, like I mentioned before, the power to manifest will come naturally to someone who discovers that he or she is in reality a powerful creator. But yes, in the meantime, you can certainly learn it and what’s more there is someone closer to home who can teach us that.
Sadhguru-ji’s offers us his guided meditation on how we can tap the power of our mind. Like Yoganandi-ji, he too did not invent this whole thing about a wish-fulfilling tree. Like all mahayogis, Sadhguru-ji is at that level where he understands the ancient science and technology of yoga at a level that mere mortals like us don’t. Even so, if you were persistent and diligent in your yoga sadhana, you too would taste for yourself the amazing energies within you that moves and shows you there is a dimension within you that is absolutely not of this material world. You can read more about these energies here in my article: Pranas, Tejas and Ojas.
2. Is becoming a Kalpa Vriksha important?
Actually, becoming a Kalpa Vriksha is not a secret per se. As I have mentioned already, It is part and parcel of the yogi’s search for self-realisation. As we journey along the spiritual path, many little things will happen which will make us realise that the true goal of yoga is twofold. There is more to self-realisation! We also become powerful creators of our own reality, a true Kalpa Vriksha. In a sense, we finally understand the true meaning of ‘Know ye as gods’ or ‘You are made in the image of God.’ We are indeed creators! And once you know that, your life will never be the same again.
- You live life free from fear, anxiety and angst.
- Your inner guru becomes real to you.
- You never ever feel lost or stuck again.
- You live life aligned with your soul’s purpose.
- You make this life count.
- You constantly feel the presence of God.
- You are in charge of your health, wealth, and total wellbeing.
- You feel you have everything you need even as you simplify your life.
But that’s not all. In case you are wondering if we will get distracted from our spiritual path by all these manifesting stuff, well, actually this is not on par with siddhis, all those psychic powers that gurus warn their disciples about, stuff that inflate your ego instead. It’s just that as you approach your true self more and more, you will be tapped into your true potential and you won’t stop there. In fact, the path will continue to reveal more and more but now you will be taken to another level where you will begin to ask yourself some very deep questions. How do I want to live out my soul’s purpose? What can I do that is meaningful? How can I serve? What is it that I ought to be doing with this one life? How do I find out my soul’s purpose? Here is where you begin to realise that you can make a difference in the world.
And this is where I will now point you to the 3Qs. It will help you find the answers if you have the courage to dig for them.
Ask of your higher self, how can I live out my soul’s purpose in this one precious life? How can I live a useful life?
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