This universe is a boundless place established in a boundless space. Our galaxy exists in this boundless space along with our solar system. Our great planet earth is a member of this solar system. The full knowledge of the planet earth is still shrouded in mysticism to a great extent. A subtle world exists on earth, which is still unknown to mankind to a great extent and cannot be easily understood with prevailing physical sciences. There are many experiences in our daily life that cannot be explained through our current knowledge.
There are places on our planet earth that are away from this earthly plane and away from the bondages of time and space, though they exist on this very planet. At these places, earthliness and airlessness prevail and time does not effect the body. If a person enters such a place, his body will continue to remain in the same state for a long long time though he will still grow old; physical age will somehow not effect the physical body. If he ever comes out of this place, his age will quickly affect his body as he will be entering back into the earth's gravitational system until and unless he takes divine herbal remedies found in this area.
One such place exists in Mount Kailasharea , north east of lake Mansarovar of Tibet in modern day China and is known as the Shangrila Valley. Shangrila Valley is known as Shambala in Buddhist religious text. Mr. James Hilton wrote a book many years ago entitled "Lost Horizon", which was later turned into a Hollywood movie. That was the first time that the name of Shangrila Valley was mentioned. Many people have since then tried to locate this valley unsuccessfully. This article details this valley as the author has personally met some of the great masters of this valley and has acquired some of the divine herbs from them.
This area has beautiful waterfalls culminating into a pure and divine lake known as "Siddhayoga Lake" which has very advanced therapeutic properties. Many hundred varieties of beautiful flowers keep blooming all year around in this area along with variety of delicious fruit trees. The immortal "KalpaVriksha" (the tree of immortality) exists in this place, where one can fulfill all his heartfelt desires just with wishful thinking. The fruit of this "KalpaVriksha" resembles the shape of abstract form of "ShriYantra" ( ShriYantra means an instrument of geometric form) and nobody is allowed to take them out of this Siddhashram area. One such fruit was brought out by one of the great masters after getting permission from Siddhashram Yogis which the author was lucky enough to see and physically touch, in the year 2001 "KumbhMela" held at Prayag( Allahabad, UP, India).
This Shangrila valley is inhabited by great number of advanced Hindu, Jain and Buddhist mystical masters (Yogis), since times immemorial, due to it's extraordinary characteristics and properties. One can relate this area akin to earth's black hole. What is extraordinary is that one can travel to other universes from this valley. The advanced masters do not permit every human being to enter this valley; they create some kind of energy shields which makes this valley hidden from rest of the world. In this Shangrila valley, there are colonies related to Hindu and Buddhist mystical spiritual sciences. There are three important areas related to Hindu mysticism such as "GyanGanj", "Siddha Vigyan Ashram" and "Yoga Siddhashram" where these advanced sciences are taught.
The area of Gyanganj is also known as "GyanganjMandi" or a spiritual market place. It is an area where the inhabitants of Shangrila Valley obtain things required for advanced practices in their respective monasteries. Siddha Vigyan Ashram is a scientific research center of advanced yoga. In this center, sixteen kinds of sciences are taught; the most important being solar sciences, universal planetary sciences, sciences related to time, the science of air, the science related to sun and moon, the science related to space, the science related to gravitational forces etc. All the sciences involve very high understanding of Energy. The level of courses is very advanced and still unknown to our modern day world. Each scientific system has many departments and each department has separate teachers. Most of the teachers are hundreds of years old, though some of them are thousands of years old also. They are able to stay in their spiritual bodies which appear like a mass of bright light ; while their physical and subtle bodies remain separate. The main deity worshipped in Siddha Vigyan Ashram is the great "Parashakti" also known as "MahaTripurSundari" or "MahaVidyaShodashi" , the third great knowledge of Hindu Pantheon.
Before our world existed in the universe, there was nothing but a vast deep dark space. GOD (Governing Order of Divinity) decided to create a creation for his willful play. The knowledge of creation of our universe is hidden in the ten great knowledges of Sanatan Dharma, also known as "Das MahaVidyas" of the Hindu Pantheon. Their respective names are Kali, Tara, Sodhasi, Chinnamasta, Bhairavi, Dhoomavati, Baglamukhi, Matangi, Kamla and Bhuvneshwari. This dark space of our universe stays in this state before and after the cycle of creation and destruction.. The creation and destruction of this universe happens from time to time as we can notice many new stars being born as well as black holes being created in the galaxies. Black holes come in existence after the death of a star. This particular phenomenon happens due to the existence of black energy described by the word "Kali" ( Kali means black or time) in Sanskrit language. The understanding of this phenomenon is embedded in the advanced knowledge of the ten great knowledges and is called the knowledge of "Kali" or "Kali Vidya". This is taught under the syllabus of universal planetary sciences in Siddha Vigyan Ashram.
When this Kali Shakti comes into play in the dark space, it starts vibrating at a very high speed creating large patterns of sound waves in the form of octaves & conclaves. Thus "Nad Brahma" also known as the sound of "Om" originates. The expanding and contracting movement of this Kali energy starts the cycle of creation or destruction in our universe. As a result of this Kali Energy, the sound of "Om" ("Nad Brahma") created the matter formation in deep dark space in the shape of rotating galaxies in a shape depicting form of GOD. According to all world religions known to mankind, it is stated , that GOD created men in his own image on this earth. Similarly, he allowed his cosmic energy to create all the galaxies to fit in the shape of a cosmic man. It will be impossible for scientists to see this immense formation of the galaxies in the shape of a cosmic man situated in the vast dark space as stars in our own galaxy are trillions of light years away. It will be possible to observe this formation only after studying advanced spiritual sciences as taught at Siddha Vigyan Ashram in the Shangrila Valley. In the ancient text of many religions, this cosmic formation of galaxies in the shape of a cosmic man has been depicted by a five pointed star, as texts call it the Pentagon Star, representing the the top point as the head of a cosmic man and two points as the two arms and two points representing two legs of this cosmic man. Kali is worshipped as the main Shakti or primordial force. All these Das MahaVidyas are attained with the scientific recitation of advanced mystical formulae's of sound energy also known as Mantras, which were developed by ancient scientific researchers known as "Rishis". The very first form of all these universal energies is the sound form. Then it changes into second form of energy known as 'Tara" which is instrumental in the creation of planetary suns in the universe. This is how our planetary sun was created. This phenomenon governing sound energy changing into the form of light & heat energy is known as "Tara" (Tara means the liberator) which is the second great knowledge of the Sanatan Dharma. Because of its immense heat & light characteristics , it is also known as "Ugra Tara" (Ugra means fierce). This advanced knowledge is taught under the solar sciences as well as the science related to sun & moon in Siddha Vigyan Ashram.
In our solar system , as the star sun was an object of very intense heat, nothing could be created on it. To keep the creation going on, the second energy changed its form to a third form of oscillating energy called "Sodhasi" (Sodhasi means controller of 16 sciences) , also known as "MahaTripurSunadri" causing the sun to spin at a very high speed separating certain mass from it which created earth and its moon and other planets of our solar system. The creation of moon was very important to sustain the life forces on earth as moon's gravity keeps the earth tilted on its axis casing to have sustained weather patterns. This particular energy ( "Sodhasi Shakti" ) was instrumental in the cooling of our planet earth , this in turn formed the water through rain starting the phenomenon oflife as we know on this planet. This is the third great knowledge of the "Das MahaVidyas" of the Sanatan Dharma. This is taught under the syllabus of science of sun & moon in Siddha Vigyan Ashram. As the creation was moving forward, after the earth's surface cooled down, a need arose to create various forms of life including grass, trees & vegetables on the surface of the earth, for which solar energy was required. The phenomenon which caused a portion of solar energy to separate from the sun in the form of sun rays, came into play due to the role of the next great knowledge, known as "Chinnamasta" ( "Chinna" means to separate, "masta" means head). Later on this same energy became responsible for the separation of life force ("Pranik" Energy) from one's body at the time of physical death. This is the fourth great knowledge of the "Das MahaVidyas". This is taught under the syllabus of solar sciences as well as science of air & water at Siddha Vigyan Ashram.
Now finally, life force was represented in various physical forms on this earth and it was necessary to have a continuous flow of life force into these various physical bodies for their longetivity. This phenomenon which was created due to flowing energy is known as "Bhairavi" (Dancing energy) as it came into existence out of other formed energies. This is the fifth great knowledge of the "Das MahaVidyas" of the Sanatan Dharma. This is taught under the syllabus of science of movement at Siddha Vigyan Ashram.
On this ever changing earth, the newly formed creatures started movements using their working organs which created actions and reactions. These in turn were perceived by their sensory organs as feelings of pain and sorrows, happiness and sadness etc. This was mostly due to unclear understanding of situations arising due to continuous changing patterns of behavior among themselves. This energy working through their minds was "Dhoomavati" (Smoky Energy) which is the sixth great knowledge of the "Das MahaVidyas". This is taught under the syllabus of science of mental forces.
The process of expansion in our solar system was needed to be stopped after all the planets were finally created and were moving around in their own circular patterns around the sun. Then the phenomenon of the great knowledge "BaglaMukhi" ( Crane faced energy) came into play to stop the further separation of new masses from the sun. This is the seventh great knowledge of the Sanatan Dharma and is taught under the syllabus of sciences related to time. Now all the planets were needed to stay in their respective patterns of movement around the sun without colliding with one another. This was done through the gravitational forces of energy , the next great knowledge known as "Matangi". Further more , it was required for the continuation of life on earth to have stable life for all. For that it was necessary to bind all creatures to one another through feelings of attachment and "Matangi" played that role also. This is the eighth great knowledge and is taught under the syllabus of science of gravitational forces at Siddha Vigyan Ashram.
Every living creature now required to have an easy pattern of lifestyle to guarantee its longetivity and prosperity. The creative energy which came into play to provide all what was needed to have a comfortable life style for each and everyone, was known as "Kamla" (One who sits on Lotus). This is the ninth great knowledge and is taught under the syllabus of science of mental forces at Siddha Vigyan Ashram.
All the above nine energies stay in stagnant form just before the creation and just after destruction as they merge back into each other and become one. And in that contained form, this energy is known as the great knowledge "Bhuvneshwari" ( The Householder ). During the time, when all the above nine energies are engaged in their respective duties, "Bhuvaneshwari" acts as the supreme mother ("Maha Shakti") by giving a helping hand to all of them and playing the role of a catalyst by making their objective fulfilled at a faster pace. This is the tenth great knowledge and is taught under science of space at Siddha Vigyan Ashram. These ten creative and preserving forms of the mother nature or the great knowledge of supreme energies , considered as mother Goddesses by all Hindus due to their unique similarities to our physical mothers in their respective nature.
The first three great knolwledges, "Kali", "Tara" and "Sodhasi", of these ten MahaVidyas, always stay active on earth in everyday life chores of all living beings. These are present in a holy trinity form representing all matter in the form of electrons, protons and neutrons. These three are represented in every form of life through "Icha Shakti" (desire), "Gyan Shakti" (knowledge) and "Kriya Shakti" (action) respectively. In the process of creation or destruction, a strong desire is always required and to perform such an action, this role is played by the divine energy "Kali" and hence she is known as mother "Kali". In the universe, all these ten energies are equal in all respects, though their roles are different, but on earth, the first energy "Kali" is the sole reason for our creation or destruction and having such a great power , it is known as "Maha Kali" (Maha means Great).
Once a great desire to perform has been attained, a good knowledge is required to carry out that action and this role is played by the divine energy "Tara". This word originates from Sanskrit word "Tarak" which means liberator. This great knowledge is also known as "Neel Saraswati" the blue goddess of knowledge. Being a great source of knowledge to all living beings, she is called "MahaSaraswati" (Saraswati means the holder of good) and she is always present in our mental body in blue color at the base of the spinal chord or "Mooladhar Chakra" as "Kundalini Shakti". When a person is able to move his "Kundalini Shakti" upwards towards his brain area through the yogic "Kriyas" (actions) of "Pranayam" ( "Pran" means life and "Yam" means control ) and "Dhyan" (meditation). Then this energy , traveling like a serpent, reaches "Shastrahara Charka" which exist in the brain area of the mental body ; at that time a person becomes fully enlightened and becomes a yogi, also known as "Siddha". All "Chakras" exist in the mental body ("Chakra" means a condensed circle of energy). Due to the wide spread force of "Tara" on earth , our planet appears blue from outside and is known as the "Blue Planet".
Once, a thorough knowledge is gained, it opens the door for the performance of an action. This action is played through the role of "Sodhasi" and as such all the actions taken by all living beings to preserve and safeguard is due to this third great divine energy also known as "MahaLaksmi" ( "Laksmi" means the goal filler). Rest of the seven great knowledges, play a secondary role in our life on earth, being supportive of the first three. For example, "Kamla" gives a helping hand to divine energy "Sodhasi" and "Bhairavi" gives a helping hand to "Tara". All these seven great knowledges are usually understood by the advanced spiritual masters who utilize them individually for the benefit of the mankind. For common humans, only the first three great knowledges are sufficient for their existence.
All humans possess a physical body called "AnnamayKosh" , which is supported through food matter. Inside this food body is another similar body known as "Pran Maya Kosh" or Ethereal Body , and inside that is the mental body "Mano Maya Kosh" , and inside that is the intellect body "Gyan Maya Kosh" , and finally the last body is the body of bliss called "Anand Maya Kosh". All the five bodies are connected at the navel in the same way we are connected with our mother through navel at the time of birth. Similarly, all the five bodies detach from the navel at the time of death in all humans. This phenomenon, however, does not affect advanced masters of spiritual yoga. Though the life force itself leaves the body through its various parts depending on that person's level of spirituality during his stay. People who have done nothing but wrong actions and have never nurtured God's creation and were instrumental in destroying it by living a self centered life are not deemed as spiritual souls and these people's life force exits through their genital areas at the time of death. The life force of people who have done both good and bad actions during their stay on this planet earth , leave their body through their mouth or nasal area. The life force of people who have done more good than bad by nurturing and advancing God's creation without any selfish motive leave their body through their eyes. In case of Yogis, whether householder or aestics, who have uplifted the codes of Dharma ( Religion ) by staying fully devoted to God, their life force exits the body through the center of the skull ("Brahamrandha"). These above mentioned five bodies are only available to human beings and the animalsposses only food body as their other bodies remain undeveloped just like a seed of a tree.
Basically, all the spirits in the soul form known as "Jivatma" (soul of the living being) come on this planet earth by dissecting itself into two parts and take birth in the form of a male and female body in all living beings. After birth, their main objective becomes to reunite with each other. At times, it could take a short time and in many cases it may involve many life cycles and that is the main reason of unhappiness of all human beings. When the two parts of the soul meet each other, they become one or "Purnatma" which is known as fulfillment of the soul. When this happens, the soul gets liberated from the bondages of the birth cycles and is known as "Jivan Mukta". Yogis may choose to come to this planet without the phenomenon of soul dissection as they have to fulfill their respective duties by living a celibate life. The advanced masters do their meditations in their spiritual body, but use their subtle body to travel through many places in this world and outside this world; at super speeds unknown yet to mankind. Upon reaching their destination, they can use their physical body to come into physical existence. They can travel thousands of miles in seconds. One great Indian master, Swami Vishuddhanandji, who lived in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India in early 1900's, was a specialist of the sciences of sun, which he learnt at Siddha Vigyan Ashram of Shangrila Valley under the guidance of Swami Neemanandji and other great teachers of that Siddha Vigyan Ashram like ShyamanandaParamhansa, BhriguramParamhansa and DivyanandParamhansa. After learning from Siddha Vigyan Ashram, he came and set up a scientific center to teach the sciences of sun at Varanasi, India, where he taught that any element could be transformed into another element using this advanced science. He taught that nothing gets destroyed; it only changes it's state and that the existence of the whole world is based on energy and that essence of knowledge is science. The principal head of this Siddhashram Institute is revered Mahatapa Baba. Some of the spiritual masters of the Siddha Vigyan Ashram, apart from those mentioned above, are Kamal BharatiJiMaharaj, VijayanandJiMaharaj, Datia Guru JiMaharaj, Yogesh Chandra JiMaharaj, Ganesh Lama JiMaharaj, NityanandJiMaharaj, BhaskaranandJiMaharaj, Telang (Trailang) Swami JiMaharaj, TotapuriJiMaharaj, Ramakrishna ParamhansJiMaharaj, ShriAurbindo, Raman Maharshi, KelaBrahamchariJiMaharaj, GagangiriJiMaharaj, HazratTajuddinAulia etc. In the Jain monesteries all 24 tirthankaras reside along with many Jain immortal masters continuing their advance spiritual practice. In the Tantric monastries, one come across all the nine "Nathas" such as GorakhNathJiMaharaj, Machendra (Matseyendra) NathJiMaharaj, Sunder NathJiMaharaj, Jalandhar NathJiMahara etc.
In Yoga Siddha Ashram also known as "Siddhashram", students are trained to stay one with God until they become one with God and do His work, acting as angels to keep a harmony and balance on our planet earth and beyond. Yoga means union between soul and GOD and Yogi means one who has join with GOD. This Ashram is under the command of 3 supreme masters; MahaavtarKriyaBabaji ,LangooriyaBabaji and PhulheriBabaji. The author has been very lucky to have met these masters with their grace. Right now, one of the great grand masters of this Siddhashram ,BrahamrishiBarfani Dada JiMaharaj, has been sent by other members of Siddhashram to live amongst us and show the true path of Sanatan Dharma.
In Yoga Siddha Ashram area, all masters have their own little hermitages containing huts made out of straw where they remain fully absorbed in their state of Samadhi (meditation). The masters of the highest level can only be noticed like a condensed bright light with a body appearance. It is possible to reach this land of Siddha's, only if one can raise himself up to a great height spiritually and takes his mind off the mental and worldly bondages. The teachers of these universities are constantly looking for rightful students who have become Yogis by awakening their "Kundalini Shakti" also known as "Serpent Power" because it stays in coiled form resembling a serpent and moves upward through various Chakras in a serpent like motion in an octave & conclave form of energy. Kundalini stays in every human being in "Mooladhar Chakra" in the mental body around genital regions and can be risen with the help of a Shri Guru with his blessings in a very fast and easy process known as 'Shakti Pad" A person whose Kundalini Shakti has awakened will have great personality changes in his life as he does not worry about his physical body or the physical world. He becomes free from the bondages of Kama ( Desires ), Krodha (Anger), Lobha (Greed), Moha (Attachment) and Ahankara (Pride). This is the true identity of a spiritual person and hence he is known as a Yogi in the spiritual world. To become a Yogi one has to remember the five eternal principles of life.1. The only wrong thing one can commit is to separate from GOD. Once separation happens duality exist or duality comes into play, causing one to fear. The Upanisada says "Duality causes fear". Duality is also the main reason for violence. The principle of non violence is not to consider other person as other. This is the principle taught by the immortal masters of the Jain religion. Duality causes the bondages of desire, anger, greed, attachment and pride.2. To be one with GOD, one has to mentally die for this physical material world which can be achieved through the art of Dhayanam (Meditation) by continuously practicing it.3. One has to always remember GOD is the only creator and we are not. We live in his creation. Whatever we create in our short span of life is short lived.4. All the ideas of thought process in our mind is given by GOD and we only have just free will to act wisely upon it.5. One has to remember all these above four principles all the time during our life span by continuously rotating them in our mind.
Such a person does not have to live a monastic life in a hermitage or an Ashram, though many of them choose to live in such an environment. A yogi can be a householder, a businessman, a professional etc. doing worldly duties. Great examples of such Yogis in our midst are ShayamacharanLahiri commonly known as LahiriMahashaya , GopinathKavirajJi, Dr. Narayan DuttShrimali and many more who still exist in our midst today. One gets mental thoughts to look for this place after becoming a Yogi in the eyes of the great masters of the Siddhashram and once the Yogi proceeds in his quest, they open the door for that Yogi granting him to meet a rightful master, who is instrumental in taking them to these Ashrams.
Apart from these three areas of advanced sciences in this Shangrila Valley, there are few Hindu Tantrik monasteries, where advanced "Shakti" teachers and students live, learning and practicing "Agam" and "Nigam" systems, based on "Aghora" and "Kapalic" ways of practice. The main deity worshipped here is Mother "Kali" or "Adi Shakti". There are also monasteries in this valley related to advanced Jain and Buddhist teachers where they practice their advanced spiritual sciences. The Buddhist Lama teachers train students in Buddhist Tantra under the guidance of one of their great ancient masters "Milirappa". The main deity worshipped here is Mother "Tara", one of the divine cosmic mothers also known as "The Great Knowledge" and one of the "Dash MahaVidyas" of the Hindu Pantheon. In the Jain monasteries, the great knowledge of Jain Mantra, Yantra and Tantra exploring the cosmic seven heavens is taught. The main deity worshipped here is Mahashakti the great mother "Padmavati".
The whole Shangrila valley is shrouded in milky white light all the time which is neither due to sun nor due to moon. In the area, there are phosphoric plants which can give desired light on a voice command. All the masters of Gyanganj and Siddha Vigyan Ashram, including Shaivite& Shakti Tantriks and Jain & Lama Tantriks, worship the great cosmic mother which is the giver of energy and energy is the basis of existence of every thing; whether it is live or lifeless as each element of our universe deep down is nothing but electrons, protons and neutrons forms of energy. Our ancient masters knew this fact long long time ago and they named these three forms of energy in their respective forms as cosmic Shaktis as Goddess Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswati. The cosmic nature of Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswati is to help the man kind in a beneficial way when applied in the form of atomic energy in power plants, nuclear medicine etc. and the understanding of our galaxy and our universe through nuclear sciences. The destructive form of Mahakali comes into play when this cosmic energy consisting of atomic power is released in the form of an atomic bomb. The three manifestations of this spiritual energy in God forms is known as Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma , the holy Trinity of Sanatana Dharma, who continuously distribute these three cosmic forces in whole of universe through creating, preserving and destroying. Whatever we notice in this universe is also present on this planet in very subtle form. Just as planets move around their planetary suns, similarly electrons move around a neutron nucleus in every atom. The major portion of our body is water, similarly the major portion of this planet is immersed in water. That explains that whatever exists in this universe in macro form also exists in a micro form in all matter in the cosmos.
Most of the ancient "Rishis" like Vishwamitra, Markandey, Gautam, Parashar, Matang, Angira, Bhardwaj, Yagyavalkya and other tamil siddhas of ShaivSiddhantam are Pathanjali, Agasthiar, Kamalamuni, Thirumoolar, Kuthambai, Korakkar, Thanvandri, Sundaranandar, Konganar, Sattamuni, Vaanmeegar, Ramadevar, Nandeeswarar, Edaikkadar, Machamuni, Karuvuraar, Boganathar, Pambattietc still reside here from times immemorial. All masters from this area are always keeping an eye on the happenings of the world and most of the courses of the world is determined by them. All masters of this place are responsible for the protection of mankind and they make sure that the human civilization will go on even in the face of natural and man made catastrophes, so that we do not become extinct. In the past, earth had many civilizations destroyed in course of time due to many climatic changes and natural disasters. The yogis of this sacred area have been instrumental in bringing up the human civilization after each such disaster causing to end and start the "Yuga Cycles". They watch over all aspects of various religions of this world.
There are five eligibility criteria which are essential for gaining entrance into this Ashram.1. The aspirant must have awakened his Kundaliniupto'Sahastrar' , (thousand petalled lotus inside the brain which is the seat of infinite consciousness). 2. Must have mastered at least two Mahavidyas and also have thorough knowledge of the remaining eight Mahavidyas. 3. Must have acquired the methodical knowledge of Tantra as well as of Mantra. 4. Must be noble, simple and must have totally adopted the Indian culture. 5. Must be the disciple of such a Guru, Yogi, ascetic or person, who himself has entered Siddhashram.
By Dada Muneshwar VashishtJi Maharaj
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