How To Find An Authentic Spiritual Guru.
- A Spiritual Guru is one who has served and been tested by another master.
- A Spiritual Guru is one who gives you a direct experience of what is being taught.
- The Spiritual Guru teaches spiritual practices that you experience a permanent spiritual transformation from, by using as instructed.
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The only thing required for spiritual growth is detachment from worldly pleasures. If you don’t listen to this, you will fail in the end. The thoughtless state, the state of detachment, is the highest state. How can there be desire in the state of detachment? It is not the world the yogi gives up, it is desire for worldly sense pleasure. The true yogi is full and content whether he is a pauper or a rich man. If pleasurable things come your way, experience them, but never go looking. Always be content in yourself wherever you are and whatever your circumstances.
~ Bhagawan Nityananda of Ganeshpuri
Spiritual Master Sadguru Kedarji
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Spiritual Master Sadguru Kedarji
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One of the most important instructions and practices taught to us by Sadguru Kedarji is the practice of The Arc. In order to keep our attention on That which gives the direct experience of our own sweet Bliss, in every moment of our mundane lives, we have to reach for the highest understandings. These understandings are borne of the wisdom of the sages of steady wisdom who have attained Self-realization.
A star athlete becomes a great champion by way of the training he/she receives from another star athlete. That training is comprised of the understandings that will keep the trainee engaged in the feelings, emotions and vibrations that make the trainee vigilant in his/her training. A great musician was made by another great musician whose understandings about music and the musical journey influenced that person to become great. In the same way, we take the understandings imparted by the Self-realized Love Beings, over our own, so that we too can be influenced and led to their state. This state is the witness to your mind – what is experienced beyond the mind and beyond the senses.
To go there, you need an authentic spiritual path in which you can test the practice of The Arc for yourself. Understandings always dictate feelings. How you feel in the moment (and the subsequent emotions you embrace) dictates how you vibrate from moment-to-moment. How you vibrate in this way, dictates who and what you attract into your life and the inner state (either contracted or expanded) that you wind up with.
In The Art of Inner Transformation curriculum, you will learn the practice of The Arc and the powerful methods Sadguru Kedarji teaches for using this practice to attain Liberation in the present moment.
Spiritual Path Where Transformation Is Permanent
Are you like so many people who lack this understanding and direct experience of its truth?
If you examine your thinking and behavior from the witness to your mind, you will probably observe how you confuse satisfaction with happiness. This is the great dilemma. You pursue limiting desire and craving in the form of pleasure that you hope will allow you to avoid pain. You pursue comfort, security and reward, as you are told to do in the society in which you live, in the way in which you’ve been raised, in the way in which all of your family and friends dictate to you that you should. In this way, you hope to experience permanent happiness. But, in most cases, you’ve probably just been calling satisfaction happiness, confusing the two.
The truth is—happiness, in order to be Happiness, cannot be connected to any outcome.
Our approach is offered in an environment that is free from distractions — and designed for seekers who want to lead a spiritual lifestyle that supports a fulfilling spiritual effort where students learn how to be in the world without being of the world, how to master all the energies of their lives in such a way that they experience, on a daily basis, that spiritual and worldly life are not different or opposed to one another.
Programs are offered in Western Pennsylvania and Ohio, on the internet via live webcasts and through books, CD’s and DVD’s available in our online bookstore.
The Art of Inner Transformation programs are open to people of all faiths and spiritual backgrounds. You do not need to leave your faith, church, synagogue or mosque to practice what we offer.
Kedar, the founder of The Bhakta School of Transformation, is the author of this curriculum.
This offering is supported by students who volunteer their time and donations. The Bhakta School Board of Directors manages the affairs of our not-for-profit organization.
A true spiritual approach will nurture the capacity to love. A life without an open, loving heart is a life of poverty. Engaging spiritual teachings and practices that are proved effective, along with our interaction with a loving spiritual master and spiritual community allows us to experience this Love in its most expanded and pure form.
A heart that is fully open is a heart full of Joy. A heart that is fully open is a heart that will never lack for Love, but a heart that will exude the kind of Love that uplifts others.
Inside every human heart is the longing for the Truth, a longing to rise above mundane life, a longing to be free of the rat race of chasing after pleasure in an attempt to avoid pain.
We offer a time-honored approach to whole life transformation that includes the practices of Abode of the Heart Meditation, chanting, contemplation, selfless service and healing modalities proven effective in washing away the taint that conceals the inner experience of our true nature.
Ours is a Shakta Approach that begins with Shakti Awakening or full Kundalini awakening that initiates one into the power of live mantras, combined with the experience that the power of your longing, your feeling and devotion burns away all that you are not. This approach also embodies the easy means of purifying all of the subtle spiritual energy centers of all the karmic impressions that keep one’s true nature concealed from oneself. A Shakta adept is the catalyst and leader for this unfolding approach.