What is Diksha? How to know whether the Guru is true or not?
Only an innocent creature full of devotion, love and amity and inclined towards God can understand the real meaning of the word diksha and can revel in heavenly spiritual pleasure and ecstasy by positing himself with the Guru, who is an emblem of God and eternal truth. diksha is an act of motivation. The absolute power which operates the entire cosmos completely settles within ‘the inner self’ of a shishy and lends him perfection by means of diksha. This truth really takes effect when a creature considers the Guru as God and not an ordinary creature. Generally, in the worldly sense of the terms, people think that diksha is a kind of tradition only. Diksha is a specific process of opening each and every pore of a creature. If a creature possesses such virtues as innocence, straightforwardness, temperance; it can awaken its every pore by means of diksha. It can grow spiritually and materially. There have been many scandals of Gurus in modern times. So, ordinary people cannot believe these things. A question also arises in the mind whether the Guru is true. How to believe?
These notions do not allow you to be dikshit (One who has taken diksha from a Guru). Now, a question arises as what to do? Then how to find a Sadguru and be dikshit by him by means of dikhsha? I give you a clue, which is simple, easy and leading you to perfection. If your mind’s eyes have seen anybody in the form of a Guru; if you have offered him the pedestal of the Guru in your heart and for whom you cherish divine and only divine feelings; and if your devotion is pure and affectionate and despite that you did not get a Guru, but your true devotion will get fulfilment and virtues of a Guru will become effective in you; even though the creature who believes he is a Guru has these virtues or not; but you will certainly get virtues of a Guru and become dikshit and attain proficiency.
Only an innocent creature full of devotion, love and amity and inclined towards God can understand the real meaning of the word diksha.
Diksha is base of Life:
It is necessary for life. Anyone can receive it at any age. From my point of view, a diksha should also be given to an expectant mother for birth of an extraordinary, brilliant, excellent and divine progeny. Be it a male or a female; a child or an old man; diksha is necessary for all in order that they may make their life happier by awakening the eternal consciousness of their ‘inner self’ by means of adorable Shri Gurudev’s blessings. One should shun off the wrong notion that a diksha is required for an old man only. On the contrary, a diksha is the only means of leading a glorious, peaceful life devoid of sins and sorrows and full of happiness and prosperity. It develops our five powers and awakens the power of the inmost kundalini and generates divine sensitivity in the inmost recesses of the heart of the shishya. A diksha is, therefore, very important in our life. It can work wonders in life. In fact, its importance is beyond description and the individual or sadhak or shishya whoever understands its value, only he or she attains fulfillment in life.
So, to solve all the problems of your life, to achieve material and spiritual success, to attain salvation while still alive, to revel in absolute divine ecstasies (called Anand, Parmanand and brahmanand) and to avail of all those things for which we are born; you may please meet His Holiness Shri Gurudev and can receive various levels of dikshas depending on its intensity by means of shaktipaat, divyapaat, urdhvapaat and brahmapaat (processes of making a shishya enlightened with divinity) and make your life blessed and completely successful with God’s grace and grandeur.