“Sri Vidya” is an ancient wisdom of India that encompasses the multi faceted concepts aspiring for Ultimate Realization through the four directional paths, Worship of Mother Goddess, Chanting Mantras, Sri Vidya Meditation and Mukthi Sadhana that lead to emancipation. It has rich philosophical base and practical techniques. It has branches like Kaula Marga, Dhakshina Marga, Misra Marga and Samayachara. Dr.Sri Jagannatha Swami, a doctorate scholar in philosophy emerged from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai , India with his in depth knowledge and experience is the one among a few living masters who teaches Samayacha Sri Vidya.
Guru Paaduka MantraOm Imkara hreemkara rahasya yukthaSreemkara gudartha maha viboothyaOmkaramarma prathipadhineebyamNamo namaha sri guru padhukabayam
Sri BaskararayaVidhyanamcha manunamManusankyanancha vidyanamUpadheshta jayathitharamNarasimhanandanatha guruhuSri Basuranandha guruhu
Sri Lalithambika Om Vagbhavesvaryei cha vidhmahekamesvaryei cha Dheemahi thanno shakthy prachodhayath. Aum Sri Lalitha Parameswaryei Namaha
Sri KameshwaraOm Jum Saha Thrayambakam yajamahe sugandhim pushti vardhanam Urvarookamiva bandhanath mruthyor muksheeya mamruthath Aum Sri Kameswaraya Namaha.
Sri Vidya “Sri Vidya” is an ancient wisdom of India that encompasses the multi faceted concepts aspiring for Ultimate Realization through the four directional paths, Worship of Mother Goddess, Chanting Mantras, Sri Vidya Meditation and Mukthi Sadhana that lead to emancipation. It has rich philosophical base and practical techniques. It has branches like Kaula Marga, Dhakshina Marga, Misra Marga and Samayachara. Dr.Sri Jagannatha Swami, a doctorate scholar in philosophy emerged from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai with his in depth knowledge and experience is the one among a few living masters who teaches Samayacha Sri Vidya.
Our Humble Pranams to our Vedanta Guru His Holiness Pujya Sri Dhayanandha Saraswathi Swami
Our Humble Pranams to our Saiva Sidhantha Guru His Hoilness Perur Adigala
Our Humble Pranams to our Sri Vidya Guru His Hoilness Manikanda Swamiga
Our Humble Pranams to our Sri Vidya Guru Sri Balasubramaniya Sivacharyal
Schools of Sri Vidya Kaula, Mishra, & SamayaSri Vidya considers the universe to be a manifestation of pure consciousness. Through this process of manifesting, consciousness divides itself into two parts, which cannot exist without one another (though appearing to divide, they actually remain one and the same). One aspect remains as a static, formless quality (shiva), while the other is a dynamic, creative aspect (shakti). The two eternally coexist, like word and the meaning, which, though one and the same, are different. The journey of Sri Vidya is to know them both, at once, as one. Through a process of kundalini awakening, the two are eventually experienced in their state of union. In the Himalayan tradition also practiced in South India, Yoga, Vedanta, and Tantra are companion practices.
Kaula Tantra Kaula Marga is external Tantra that focuses on concrete practices and rituals. The left-handed Tantrics perform their worships with the use of meat, fish, intoxicants, mudras (certain gestures), and sexual contact. The right-handed Kaula Tantrics perform these rituals only symbolically. Kaula Tantra focuses its practice on the Muladhara chakra, the first chakra, at the base of the spine. The Kaula Tantra practices are training for having control over the lower desires and physical needs of the body. The energy of the kundalini awakening is considered the divine feminine force, and is to be revered rather than used for mere sensual gratification.
Mishra Tantra Higher than the Kaula Tantra school is the Mishra school of Tantra. Mishra Tantra performs both external and internal rituals, and is thus a mixture. Mishra means mixed. Mishra Tantra focuses its practice on the Anahata chakra, the fourth chakra, at the heart center, where there is devotion practiced to the mother, feminine, or creative principle of the universe. The Mishra Tantra practices are inner practices (antaryaga), and direct the one-pointed mind inward. The pujas, or rituals are done in the field of mind, and are thus referred to as manas puja, or mental rituals. These pujas are done with feelings of devotion and non- attachment, and do not involve any external objects. The energy from kundalini awakening is brought upward from the root chakra to the heart chakra, the space between the breasts, where it is experienced as a relationship with the divine.
Samayachara Sri Vidya Higher than both the Kaula Tantra and Mishra Tantra schools is the Samaya school of Tantra. It is a purely yogic practice, without any external rituals. Its entire purpose is Self- Realization, ultimately leading to moksha, final liberation. The word Samaya literally means "I am with you," referring to the bestowing of shakti from within through shaktipat (not that an external person is with you). Through meditation and this divine inner companionship, the aspirant is guided in non-attachment to the external pleasures, channeling the energy of kundalini awakening ever upward to spiritual union Samaya Tantra seeks to practice at the Sahasrara chakra, the seventh of the seven major chakras, at the crown of the head. Along the upward journey (urdhva retas), each of the other chakras is illumined by the awakened kundalini. The meditators of the Samaya Tantra school focus on the Ajna chakra, in the space between the eyebrows, after which the antaryaga, inner practice, is done in the Sahasrara, crown chakra. Samaya Tantra and Raja Yoga (Yoga Sutras) are similar, though the Samaya Tantra practice is subtler, and is a path practiced by very few people. It is the most advanced of the schools of Yoga and Yoga meditation. Samaya Tantra practices Sri Vidya, the mother of all the vidyas (ways of knowing). Because of its subtler nature, and the fact that the higher teachings are imparted in meditation, rather than on meditation, there is far less written about Samaya Tantra than Kaula Tantra or Raja Yoga. The aspirant purifies the samskaras through the fire of guru chakra, as well as receiving the downward flowing intuitions.
Introduction to Chakras Mooladhara – Earth- Nervous system Swathishtana-Water- Reproductive/excretory system Manipuraka-Fire-Digestive System Anahatha-Blood circulatory System Vishudhi-Breathing System Agna- Brain System
Feelings and chakras Mooladhara – Desire Swathishtana – Sexual instincts Manipuraka- Fear Anahatha-Anger Vishudhi-Worry Agna- Anxiety/depression
Chakras and tastes Mooladhara – Salt Swathishtana – Sweet Manipuraka- Pungent Anahatha- Astringent Vishudhi- Sour Agna- Bitter
Disease and Chakras Mooladhara – Nervous disorders (Vadha) Swathishtana – Diabetes and sexual problems(Slethma) Manipuraka-Kidney problems(Pitha) Anahatha-Heart problems(Vadha) Vishudhi-Skin allergies(Vadha) Agna- Psychological disorders(Slethma) Guru Peetam – Chronic diseases(Pitha) Gayathri Peetam-Chronic diseases(Pitha) Sri Vidya Peetam-Bone disorders(Pitha)
Problems and Chakras Mooladhara – Memory loss Swathishtana – Strain in relationships Manipuraka-Financial problems Anahatha-Failures Vishudhi- Loss Agna- Stress full life Guru peetam-Misguidance Gaythri peetam-Lack of Spiritual quest Sri Vidya Peetam-Career issues
Mooladhara Earth Centre: (Root or Base centre) MOOLADHARA CHAKRA (for Adhara Chakra): (Sacral) Sacro-Coccygeal Plexus This centre is at the lowest of our ribs. This may be considered to be in the shape of a lotus with four petals. The subjects referred to here as petals are only the energy codes. The Spiritual mind power or Kundalini energy rests here in the form of a serpent of three and a half (turns, in spiral shape) - spirals. In the doctrines of the five elements the root centre or Mooladhara Chakra is the discipline of the earth. In the nine planets system this is Mercury. In the Universe the root is the earth. This is the centre, which forms the basis of self-consciousness, memory, nervous system, intellect and learning. The specific Mantra is Im,
Swathishtana The Water Centre: (At the linga or the origin of the reproductive organ) SWATHISHTANA CHAKRA: (Prostatic Plexus) (It is in between the root centre and the navel). It is situated above the root centre and slightly below the navel with six petals in the spinal. Its element is water. Conforming to the theory that all life originated from water, this centre is related with all creations. Its planet is Venus. This is the basis for family life. It may lead to dissatisfaction in conjugal life or impotency, if this centre is blocked or energy less. The mantra is Hreem.
Manipuraka Fire Centre: (Naval or Nabhi Centre) MANIPURAKA CHAKRA: (Solar Plexus) This centre with ten petals is located in the spinal chord just directly above the navel. Its element is Fire. The spiritual mind power is enhanced here and develops the act of maintenance or protection. The planet wielding power here is Mars. Labor and the consequent wealth are governed by this centre. The people who improve this centre will be blessed with prosperity. It is the heaven amongst all of the worlds.The mantra is Sreem.
AnahathaAir Centre: (Heart Centre) ANAHATHA CHAKRA: (Cardiac Plexus) It is located in the spine focused on the chest, above the heart. It is a lotus with twelve petals. Its element is Air. The spiritual mind power rules here as the force of fury and accomplishes the act of destruction of the EGO. Its planet is Jupiter. In the exalted state of the guru the spiritual mind power destroys arrogance; destroys unrighteousness and upholds justice. Those who energize this centre will be blessed with boundless knowledge and wisdom. Victories and leadership will be theirs. They will also be accepted and respected as Gurus to others. The mantra is Im.
Vishudhi Sky Centre : (Throat Centre) VISHUDHI CHAKRA: (Laryngeal Plexus) Its location is the hollow of the throat. This is a centre with sixteen petals. The spiritual mind power rules here, as the doctrine of concealment. Infinite love, sympathy, mercy, attachment and motherliness are parts of this manifestation. This is an ether (space or sky) doctrine. Its ruling planet is Saturn. Those who enhance the spiritual mind power at this centre will be bestowed with divine boundless love.The mantra is Hreem.
Agna Conscious Mind Centre (Brow centre or Third Eye centre) AGNA CHAKRA: (Cavemous Plexus) It is the centre located between the eyebrows. It is the lotus with two petals. It is here that the role of the five elements ends and the domination of the mind emerges. The reigning planet is the Moon and its world is the world of reflection. It is this centre, which receives all information with the help of sense organs and manipulates the thought forms.The mantra is Sreem.
Guru peetam Sub-Conscious Mind Centre: GURU CHAKRA (Pineal gland) This is at the centre of the head. The sub-conscious mind is the guiding principle for our life. It is the great knowledge, which knows all past, present and future. It helps us to take the right decision at the right time. We should induce the spiritual mind power at this centre in the belief that the divine energy, which guides us, is enshrined here. We should praise our Guru’s feet and feel that it touches our head. The mantra is Im.
Gayathri Peetam Super Conscious Mind Centre: GAYATHRI CHAKRA: This is above the sub-conscious mind centre; it is the stage for super conscious mind. By concentrating at this centre we will be relieving ourselves of all impurities. This is the centre, which helps for purification.The mantra is Hreem.
Sri Vidya Peetam Supreme Being of Universal Existence: SRI CHAKRA Location of the Thousand Petals: It is the stage where the hands reach to join above the head. We will feel and receive the boundless love of the abundance, and be bestowed with love, wisdom and strength. The realization of spiritual mind power is a simple ecstatic experience. We can sense spiritually the rays of Sun. This meditation is the realization in our-selves of the omnipresent and omnipotent divinity. Worldly life is interpreted only through the eyes of the world. So, the mind is always being attracted towards the world outside; and consequently becomes corrupted. The mantra is Sreem.
Meditation in the 10th Centre Om Im Hreem Sreem Om
Pancha Bhuta Meditation Muladhara – Earth – Lum Swathishtana – Water – Vam Manipuraka – Fire – Ram Anahatha – Air – Yam Vidhudhi – Ether – Ham Agna- Manas – Sum Guru Peetam- Im Gayathri Peetam – Hreem Sri Vidya Peetam – Sreem 10th Centre – Om Im Hreem Sreem Om
Navagraha Meditation Muladhara – Mercury – Om Im Om Swathishtana – Venus- Om Sreem Om Manipuraka – Mars- Om Hreem Om Anahatha – Jupiter – Om Sreem Om Vidhudhi – Saturn – Om Srum Om Agna- Moon – Om Kleem Om Guru Peetam- Rahu – Om Hreem Om Gayathri Peetam – Ketu- Om Dhum Om Sri Vidya Peetam – Sun –Om Hreem Om 10th Centre – Om Im Hreem Sreem Om
Realization of the Absolute In the text, Vivekachudamini (The Crest Jewel of Discrimination), Adi Shankaracharya relates a symbolic story of the interaction between a teacher and a student. Shankara writes of the final joy of realization of the Absolute, where the student cries out: "The ego has disappeared. I have realized my identity with Brahman [the word for the absolute reality] and so all my desires have melted away. I have risen above my ignorance and my knowledge of this seeming universe. What is this joy that I feel? Who shall measure it? I know nothing but joy, limitless, unbounded! "The ocean of Brahman is full of nectar--the joy of the Atman [the individual Self]. The treasure I have found there cannot be described in words. The mind cannot conceive of it. My mind fell like a hailstone into that vast expanse of Brahmans ocean. Touching one drop of it, I melted away and became one with Brahman. And now, though I return to human consciousness, I abide in the joy of the Atman. "Where is this universe? Who took it away? Has it merged into something else? A while ago, I beheld it--now it exists no longer. This is wonderful indeed! "Here is the ocean of Brahman, full of endless joy. How can I accept or reject anything? Is there anything apart or distinct from Brahman? "Now, finally and clearly, I know that I am the Atman, whose nature is eternal joy. I see nothing, I hear nothing, I know nothing that is separate from me." OM, shanti, shanti, shanti OM, peace, peace, peace
Our Humble Pranams to Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba