Bliss (ANANDA) is the highest degree of happiness, the absolute happiness. Bliss is the complete cessation of all pain and suffering. MOKSHA (Liberation) is another name for “Ananda”, because “Moksha” means the complete freedom from ignorance, which is the source of all pain and suffering.
As per Yogic Philosophies (Yoga), a human possesses five KOSHAS (layers or sheaths) which encase the being. They are:
- Annamaya Kosha (The Physical body)
- Pranamaya Kosha (The Energy or Pranic body)
- Manonmaya Kosha (The Mental body)
- Vijnanamaya Kosha (The Intellect – the knowledge or etheric body)
- Anandamaya Kosha (The Bliss body)
Once you align the first three, the physical, mental and energy bodies, you get access to the bliss body and then one can be in a constant state of blissfulness. Medically, it is a proven fact that if you are in a state of blissfulness or if you have a pleasant chemistry within yourself, your body and mind will function better.
There are many Spiritual philosophies and Upanishads (Indian Scriptures) that are the old treatise on spirituality. According to these philosophies, when anandamaya kosha is categorically included within us, it gives the ultimate guarantee that we are by our nature blissful. It exists within us and it is always there. Various masters down the ages, from every religion and culture, authentically express with total emphasis that by our nature we are bliss.
We all want to live life to our fullest human potential, right! We all want to seek improved health and inner well being, right. We all basically want to get more energy and focus to increase our capacity for success and multi-tasking, self-empowerment and personal growth, right. So how can you achieve all of this? Who will hold your hand to guide you unconditionally?
Nowadays we hear or see sad “News” which is becoming increasingly common in our daily newspapers or televisions i.e. : a software professional committing suicide, stories about murders, rapes, divorces, facts about unemployment, etc. The least we could do is to equip young people mentally to meet the challenges of this generation. But it needs to be with an abundance of unconditional love and support along with proper guidance at every step.
You see, our schools and colleges have taught us many things, but failed to impart the knowledge of Spirituality. We proudly claim mastery over many practices, but do not give due importance to learn the art of sustaining peace in this battle of life and death. Oblivious to this art, many of us are caught in the quagmire of life and struggle to get out. We have corrupted our natural state because of faulty habits and lots of social conditioning leading to a major disconnection from our inner self. Everyone wants permanent happiness but most of us do not experience it on a perpetual basis as we tend to look in the wrong place(s). Periodic happiness is the way of the mind. Perpetual happiness is the way of the divine. Our mind can never find peace until it is established in TRUTH (the essence of bliss). As it is extremely hard to be detached from the world around us we think that this is not possible. But it is all about your “mind”. We can attain bliss without detaching from the world when we get mastery over our “mind”. Bliss is invaluable; moreover it can be attained by an intellectual reasoning being alone – Yes humans alone have this privilege! Hence – awake from your sleep of ignorance and go and get your “Bliss”! ….
And to fully grasp the Divinity we have to establish our mind in the divine. The ‘divine’ is that which is beyond both mind and matter – that is the Self and the Supreme Self. In other words, we have to be established in our own soul (Atman) to realize the Supreme Self (Supreme Soul), and only then can we know ANANDA (True Happiness). Through regular and earnest practice of spirituality (the affirmation of our divine nature), we (as embodied souls) attain glimpses into the nature of “Reality” and experience droplets of divine bliss.
It is hard to live in today’s technical and practical world full of busy schedules and worldly priorities. Living a life to gain full personal and spiritual satisfaction is somewhat challenging, isn’t it? To sum it up, with all this in mind you can turn to a straightforward 5-Step process (Formula) mastered by Sevakji (Sevak OM) as per guidance from the Divine Supreme Energy. Anyone who follows the formula/process with faith and dedication experiences the change within a few months by achieving a Blissful state in life while connecting and sustaining their ever expanding connection to Supreme Consciousness.