First, today, Nithyanandeshwara Brahmotsava main day, Mahadeepam, the day Mahadeva appeared as a light shaft and blessed Brahma and Vishnu with enlightenment. This is the very day He gave enlightenment to Devi and gave His half to Devi, became Ardhanarishwara. Today morning we had Mahotsava in all the temples, garba mandirs, the main light is lit in Bidadi, we had Mahanirani celebration, Bidadi temple was lit, and today evening, sharp 6 o’clock, we will be having Mahadeepam, the main lamp will be lit. I request all the devotees, in your area, the tallest hill, please light the lamp in adherence to the legalities of your country. And, let’s receive Bidadi’s offering to Mahadeva, let’s receive His blessings.
Shivoham! This truth is not only a reality, it can be a powerful medicine, antidote, for all the root patterns you develop, parental conditionings you develop, societal conditionings you develop, and all the patterns with which you struggle, suffer. Understand, all the patterns with which you struggle and suffer, Mahadeva releases you; Mahadeva, listen, releases you from all the conditionings the moment you remember, meditate, create the space of, Shivoham.
You need to know, Mahadeva is not the totality of some dead qualities; it’s like if you have poverty, meditate on richness, no! That is only a formula. If you are weak, meditate on power, you’ll receive power, it’s a technique! If you are ignorant meditate on knowledge; it is a methodology. Mahadeva is not just totality of some good qualities, He is Alive when you invoke Him, when you invite Him, He just happens so powerfully, so beautifully, so alive, living, He just makes all this parental conditioning, social conditioning, societal conditioning, root patterns, engrams, He just makes them disappear, melts them away. When you invoke Mahadeva, Shivoham, don’t think it is a technique. It does the help of technique, also. If you do a technique, what all help will happen to you, what all the good things will happen to you, that also happens when you invoke Mahadeva in you, but, that does not mean, but that does not mean, Mahadeva is a totality of these few dead qualities! No! He is a living, vibrant consciousness! See, if it is a technique, for example, if you have 5 layers of ignorance, if you meditate on knowledge, till the 5 layers melt down, you will experience the knowledge. If you feel week last 10 years, if you meditate on power 10 months, you will feel power. That is a technique. If you have a blockage in kundalini energy flow, blow nose, do pranayama and kriya properly, kundalini will be awakened, that is a technique. But, when you meditate Shivoham, it is not the strength of your meditation is going to decide the experience, no; He is conscious intelligence, you invoke Him, request Him, “Prabho, please be awakened in this body, mind, buddhi, intelligence. Let You radiate whatever I know as me, aham, I am surrendering, completing it at your feet, let You be!” The experience of Shivoham, explosion of Shivoham, does not happen based on the strength of your practice, no. It happens because He is intelligent. He is consciousness, so He just explodes. It is not like a technique, what you do, you get result. No. You invoke Him, He fills you, He is there, He is there, He is there.
So don’t think “if I chant crore times Shivoham, Mahadeva may occupy my whole being, I may experience Shivoham.” No, He is not going to see your japa bank balance; no. You invoke Him, He is there, because He is consciousness. Understand. This is the biggest difference between atheistic non-dual philosophies and theistic non-dual philosophies. In atheistic, listen, in atheistic non-dual theories they say “any quality you meditate, you imbibe,” in theistic non-duality, we say, “the source of that quality is intelligence, so it fills you the moment you invoke It.” Shiva is not just the totality of a few auspicious qualities so by meditating you become that; He is totality of all auspicious qualities and consciousness, that is why when you invite Him, He graces, radiates, through you!
Not only He introduces Himself to you, He introduces Himself through you to everyone. He introducing Himself to you is authenticity; He introducing Himself through you to others is enriching.
Mahadeva is the conscious intelligence, Shivoham is not technique, it is a conscious process. Meditate on Shivoham! Don’t think your japa repetition, the strength of your meditation, is going to bring the result; no, He is conscious intelligence, you meditating is nothing but you invoking Him, requesting Him to fill you, to radiate through you. Mahadeva, Mahadeva, is pure consciousness. Mahadeva is embodiment of purity. Mahadeva is alive. I can’t say just because I chanted Shivoham millions of times, I started experiencing Mahadeva, no. Just because He is Consciousness, He accepted My request to walk into Me, He started radiating Himself through Me. Understand, He is consciousness is the good news I want you to know, He accepts even just one request, He is Bholenath, His presence is not heavy, demanding; He is not Vaikuntavasi, who needs Lakshmi to press feet, Anantasesha to make bed, milk ocean for His presence, and all the best things, Shamantaka, the greatest jewellery for wearing. I am not disrespecting Vishnu, all I am telling is Mahadeva is Bholenath. Even if you’re already depressed like a cremation ground, your mind is dull, dead, even then, He is happy to dance there, and, all your thinking, feeling, everything is full of negativity, negativity, negativity, negativity like a ghost, even then, He is ready to have you as His companion. Understand, He is too simple, and His presence is not that heavy; powerful, but not heavy. Heavy means demanding. Powerfulness is different, heavy is different. He is Bholenath; His presence is never demanding. His presence is so powerful, but not demanding. Understand, invoke Him, request Him, pray to Him, ask Him, invite Him, to your inner space.
“Mahadeva, whatever I know as aham is a bunch of my root patterns, social conditionings, parental conditionings, layers and layers of patterns, samskaras, and past life karmas, but, this is not too big for You, You can burn all this, and this cannot be the reason why You are not happening through me; can this stop You happening in me? I am completing this and surrendering at your feet oh Prabho, let aham become Shivoham! Let aham become Shivoham!”
Invite Him, invoke Him, request Him, understand He is conscious, alive, present. I can’t say He happened to Brahma and Vishnu and Devi on this very day; I should only say He is still happening! He is happening! It is past present future continuous tense. I have to create a new tense, not past, present, future or continuous; past-present-future-continuous tense, that is the meaning of Eternal; understand, He is Bholenath. He is Powerful, but He is not heavy. He is not demanding. You can have 10,000 SDHD, self doubt self hatred self denial, but that cannot stop Mahadeva getting invoked in you! He can just happen and remove burn all those SDHDs in a second! The moment you invoke Him, He burns it away! I tell you, Shivoham is not just technique; it is a space! It’s a powerful space. Radiate the power of Mahadeva. Radiate the power of Mahadeva. Radiate the power of Mahadeva. Shiva! Shiva! Shiva!
As I said, because He is not a demanding being, there is no pre-condition, who can experience Shivoham, who can’t experience Shivoham, no. Invite Him authentically, invoke Him authentically, you will merge in Him, He will merge in you. The ocean of consciousness, pure consciousness, Mahadeva, happens and radiates, He radiates, He happens. Shiva! Shiva! Shiva! Shiva Shiva Shiva Shiva!
Invoke Him, invite Him, to radiate in your inner space. With the power of Shivoham. Making Shivoham as an experience.