-by Shree Udaybhaskar Duvvuri
Last updated: Apr 27th 2018
Aum Shree adi devaya achyutayanamah.
My humble prayers to the Lord Adi deva sri Achyuta.
I am taking this wonderful opportunity with every humbleness to express my association with our Achyutashrama and with all the mystics of our age from our ashram under this heading renaissance.
All my life up till fourteenth January 81 was entirely a different one and a 360 degrees of turn around was undergone. With the initiation into Achyuta yoga vidya. the anti-clockwise routine of mine was set to a clockwise in no time.
In the process of narration I will take the help of Vedic scriptures, Vedas and Upanishads in explaining the ancient and unique bio technique, the Achyuta yoga vidya, in line with Achyutashrama literature.
The divine grace has given me the opportunity to enjoy the close association of the two direct disciples of Sri Yogi Achyuta. The cherished movements with the great seers Swami Vijayendra and Swami Jayateerdha (direct disciples) are our treasure and the guiding path for our sadhana.
We have received direct training from the three great rishis who were second in line (but second to none) Swami Seetaram, the Pradhan Guru of our ashram, Swami Lakshman and professor B H Nadagoud. Their rich spiritual impact on us throughout our career in the ashram is really intellectual in nature and enlightening us metaphysically. The direct definition of Upanishads – learning orally and receiving practical guidance along with personal supervision is nothing but learning from Guru sitting nearby face to face as per definition of the word Upanishad.
The teachings of the contemporary gurus sri Nemakallu Ramanna and professor Shivlingappa were highly helpful and supplementing the teachings of the above Guru Varga. They were sharing their spiritual experiences in such a narrative way, that itself was turning into a practical laboratory work book. Following their narrations we used to correct our food habits and other processes to yield good results with rich experiences in sadhana.
I will put all my efforts to bring forth the teachings of our Adi Deva Srimath Yogi Achyuta through these lines with least distortion and without exaggeration while narrating my journey in the Ashrama all through.
Aspiring for all of your good wishes.
In the service of you all.
The path leading to “ self realisation “ requires immense enthusiasm, love and affection and yearning for knowing about yourself.
The seekers of this knowledge need continuous guidance, follow up and every minute suggestions from his mentor to proceed in the path cautiously to gain confidence, interest and good spiritual experiences.
In the current day circumstances, the seeker of the yoga vidya meets his preceptor, talks to him and take initiation on the same day and going back to his living place. Further, neither the preceptor nor the Sadhaka have time to meet or talk to each other, thus the practice of the yoga vidya was not being followed up.
There was no guidance to know whether he is doing the pranayama correctly, whether there were any physical or metaphysical problems to him. Thus slowly his interest is getting faded and there his practice stops.
This is my small attempt to give the procedure of Achyuta Yoga Vidya right from the day one of initiation. The food habits to be followed, the hindrances and experiences of the Sadhaka during the practice will be discussed here.
Sri Yogi Achyuta has established Rishyamooka Ashrama in a small island called Virupapuragadde in the Tungabhadra River behind Virupaksha temple in Hampi in the year 1950. Yogi Achyuta took samadhi in the year 1958 and subsequently the same ashram was renamed as Achyutashrama.
Achyuta Yoga Vidya is an ancient bio-technique for self actualisation which was used about two thousand years back by every household in India.
It is chanting of aumkara with the sacred union (midhuna)of vak and prana taking Gurustana as pivotal point in a rhythmic way. Thus pranayama is clubbed with chanting of Omkara. In the process of doing this yoga, there will not be any chanting of syllables or any manthra.
It will be taught (the way in which the pranayama is to be done) near the right ear of the seeker by keeping the right hand of the upadesaka with thumb directly pressing the bhrumadhya and the other four fingers touching directly the brahmarandhra of the Sadhaka.
The upadesaka will be sitting in garudaasana opposite to the Sadhaka and the Sadhaka will be sitting in sukhasana facing north keeping his eyesight concentrating on bhrumadhya with keeping his eyes open.
The roaring sound of the upadesaka will be heard by the Sadhaka. Then he will practise the same. During the process of upadesha, the pranasakthi in the Sadhaka will be streamlined by upadesaka and it will help the Sadhaka to pursue his goal easily.
The Sadhaka is expected to write diary everyday to know his progress in Sadhana. We are going to discuss the intricacies in the practice of sadhana and uses in recording daily routine of a Sadhaka.