Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati
While it is true that
there are many paths up the spiritual mountain to Self-Realization, the
thing they all have in common is that one must climb, and that
the direction to climb is up, not across. There really is
a shortcut to Self-Realization, and that is to follow the direct route
inward, through the layers, to the
center of consciousness.
are many paths:
is a short cut:
are many paths up the spiritual mountain to
Many of those paths emphasize
the view at one or more of the lower levels along the journey to
Some get lost along the
|The shortcut is to climb directly
through the levels of the mountain.
It means systematically dealing
with our relationships with the world,
and our senses, body,
breath, and mind.
Then one comes to the Summit.
To say that there is a
shortcut does not mean that there is one organization, institution,
teacher, tradition, or method that is the single way to enlightenment. Rather,
it is the way in which one travels the journey, and the
commitment to not stop at some pleasant plateau that has a nice
It is the dedication,
determination, sankalpa shakti, to systematically
walk in a steady, straight line, into
and through all of the levels of our
being, which are nothing but false identities, covering over, or clouding
Self, like lampshades over the Light. This
is the way of Yoga Meditation.
It doesn't mean the
straight line is always straight. There are bumps and jolts, twists and
turns, but the conviction is steady and straight.
This shortcut is the path
that is recommended by the sages of the Himalayan
tradition, for those who are ready to know themselves at all
This site is devoted to
presenting the ancient Self-Realization path of
the Tradition of the Himalayan masters
in simple, understandable and beneficial ways, while not compromising
quality or depth. The goal of our sadhana or practices is the highest
Joy that comes from the Realization in direct experience of the
center of consciousness, the Self, the Atman or Purusha, which is
one and the same with the Absolute Reality.
This Self-Realization comes through Yoga meditation of the Yoga
Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the
intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra, the three of which
complement one another like fingers on a hand.
We employ the classical approaches of Raja, Jnana, Karma, and Bhakti
Yoga, as well as Hatha, Kriya, Kundalini, Laya, Mantra, Nada, Siddha,
and Tantra Yoga. Meditation, contemplation, mantra and prayer
finally converge into a unified force directed towards the final
stage, piercing the pearl of wisdom called bindu, leading to the