Omkar Sadhana
 

Its perfection : When, Where, How And Toward What End :

Right at the commencement of his undertaking for promoting the welfare of mankind, Shri Bhairavnath ( a manifestation of Shiva) had given Dada a beatific experience of 'omkar' . Between 1977 and 1978. Under the guidance of Shri Sainath, Dada performed Havan (oblation by fire to a deity) and Maharudra Swahakar (oblations to God Rudra in Sacred Fire) at the holy pilgrimage centre of Narsobawadi near Kolhapur, a place hallowed by the memory of Shri Narasimha Saraswati, in order to mellow down the fiery form of Omkar so that its powerful current of energy could easily be ingested by the Sadhaks, both male and female. After that he gave his devotees the Mahakaran Diksha (a rite intended to make a devotee realize the work of social good he has to perform by the grace of his Guru) and then devoted himself to the task of perfecting the Omkar Sadhana which has the power to enable a Sadhak not only to achieve the fulfillment of the purpose of his life but also to promote the welfare of others. The uniqueness of the perfection of Omkar Sadhana is that Dada, through the guidance of holy personages, obtained the blessings of the deities representing Utpatti, Sthiti and Laya (creation, sustenance and perfection, (Here Laya denotes perfection and not destruction as understood in popular parlance.) by visiting the holy centres associated with those deities. On the day of Balipratipada in the year 1987 the perfection of the Omkar Sadhana and the mantra 'om Shri Sainathay namah' were completed.

Persons desirous of adopting Omkar Sadhana as a form of worship will do so most willingly provided they first witness a Sadhak decisively demonstrating how its practice could bring beneficial results to the practitioner. Again if global unity and peace are to be achieved then the medium for achieving the same has necessarily to be subtle. Only then will it be acceptable to one and all. 'Om' is such a subtle medium. That is so because it is Anahat (sound produced without striking one object against another) and hence subtle and universal in nature since it has no barriers of race, religion, language, country, caste and so on. In keeping with the tradition of the Nath cult the fruits of the Sadhana Seva are not to be accumulated and hoarded but are to be obsorbed in one's blood stream so that those automatically and easily flow into the blood stream of one's progeny through either the blessings of the Guru or one's sperm or the female ovum. Circular auras of the Gurushakti (divine power of the Guru) so absorbed in the Sadhak's blood stream flow in the same form in the outside atmosphere sanctifying it in the process without he being conscious of it.

In this form of worship since the transmission of power takes place from the medium of the Guru on to the disciple or the devotee, the Guru disappears from the scene and the devotee takes his place. He in his turn prepares others, through the Sadhana, to be like himself. Revered Saibaba's plan is to ensure that in future Gurushakti becomes operational by means of the Omkar Sadhana thereby sanctifying the whole of human life. It was as if Dada was born only to execute that plan. He perfected the 'Om' sound at the commands and with the blessings of his Revered Guru and converted it into daily Sadhana for the good of the common man. Through this Omkar Sadhana the three Shaktis viz, the Dehik(physical power), Atmik (power of the soul) and Guru Shakti (power of the Guru) Unite at the point of the Sadhak's Brahmarandhra (opening of the centre at the top of the skull) whereby he is able to devote himself wholeheartedly to the promotion of social good. Such a person begins to function as a Shaktipeeth. In other words a Sadhak's life comes to be guided and regulated by Guru Krupa or blessings of the Guru rather than by his past Karmas. There could be no better vehicle than this for attaining complete liberation or emancipation from the cycle of births and deaths.

Along with the book Bhavarth Margadarahika, a DVD is also available independently of the book. We are confident that even a novice can train himself in the Sadhana without the assistance of any instructor provided he carefully follows the instructions contained therein.

It would take about 27 minutes to practice complete Sadhana. However, it may not always be possible for all to spare that much time. Language difficulty may prove another hurdle. It would suffice if such a person or persons 1) recite universal prayer 2) chant short Omkar 21 times and 3) the longer version 25 times I. e., perform 5 Nyasas (infusion of Omkar Shakti in the various parts of one's body by feather -like touch with both the palms while chanting Omkar) and recite daily prayer in one's own language. Abridged Omkar Sadhana too is truly universal in nature since it encounters no barriers of race, language, religion, country, caste etc. etc.

Some parts of Omkar Sadhana, both theoretical and practical, are made available on the Website.

DVD consists of 8 tracks in all. Track no 1 & 8 contain hymns in praise of Shri Sai Baba and the remaining from 2 to 7 contain information as indicated below :

Track No Contents of Omkar sadhana Practical Time
(in Minutes)
2 Introduction : How perfected? It’s Universality- Its utility 09
3 Instruction in : Swar - Tal – Laya 07
4 Instruction on : Preparation for sadhana 04
5 Instruction on : Short Omkar & Nyasa 09
6 Instruction on : Praises of the Lord-Maruti Stotra-Chanting the Name Of God reciting of –The Mahamantra 11
7 Demonstration : Complete Omkar Sadhana 27

Practical demonstration of abridged Omkar Sadhana could be seen on the Website. The Trust has made arrangements for imparting training in the Sadhana Triad.

Our only prayer at the sacred feet of our Sadguru is that maximum number of persons should derive benefit from the Sadhana Triad.

"Shubham Bhavatu"
'Weal to All'