Yadnya: A boon to humanity

Yadnya, the best mode of collective penance is a boon given by Vedic India to the entire humanity. Yadnya may be simply defined as ignition of sacred sacrificial fire with the noble intentions of human welfare. Yadnya is always accompanied by chanting of ancient mantras. Concentration done on the sacred fire can multiply the potency of these mantras. The energy thus generated is returned in the form of bio-feedback and is useful not only to an individual, a society or, to the nation but to the entire humanity. Shri Guruji promotes the collective ritual of Vedic yadnya based on the fundamentals of contemporary scientific knowledge for the welfare of the humanity. Ganesh yadnya, Gayatri yadnya, Ramaraksha yadnya, Vishnu yadnya, Rudra swahakar, Datta yadnya, Shree yadnya, Shatachandi swahakar, Mahimna swahakar, Harihar yadnya, Pitru yadnya, Narmada swahakar, Ganga lahari swahakar, Geeta yadnya, Shakti swahakar etc. are some of the yadnyas that are regularly conducted under the guidance of Param Poojya Sadguru Shri Bapat Guruji .

An "Invitation to all, Insistence to none" is extended to people wishing to join in this activity. Men and women belonging to any caste, creed, religion may participate in the Yadnya and may also chant the mantras, because every individual has been given the right to seek his own spiritual upliftment. -Param Poojya Sadguru Shri.Bapat Guruji

Shri Guruji always begins the yadnya with a prayer for the welfare of the nation, "Let the nation prosper and to achieve this we should not only work hard but our environment should also become pure. To achieve this we pray to the sacred fire". During Vedic era, worship to God was always through a sacred fire. The Vedic philosophy believed that yadnya is the mouth of Gods and the sacred offering satisfies them and as a result the Gods nourish the nature. If we could scientifically combine the concept of Vedic yadnya with the knowledge of Upanishads (the knowledge attained at the feet of the Teacher), the results would not only benefit the practitioner individually but it will help the upliftment of the entire society! Light is the best medium for concentration and therefore it also has various positive effects on the body, mind and soul.

The one that energises the mind is Mantra and the one that energises the body is Tantra. The ritual of worship and the fire offerings are a part of the Tantra sadhana and the creation of appropriate sound vibrations is part of the Mantra sadhana. The word ‘mantra’ is defined as a secret or esoteric language. The syllable ‘Ya’ in sanskrit means creation, so the one that gives vigour to the creation is Yantra (यं + त्र). The yantra has the power to multiply the energy that is created via mantra and the most powerful yantra is the Yadnya. The fundamental elements that are responsible for the creation of nature are also incorporated in the Yadnya in subtle forms. The Yadnya vedi (fire altar) is made of mud and water. Fire is the central element of yadnya and the smoke that is created is indicative of wind element. The sound vibrations emitted out of the mantra chantings are indicative of the space element. Thus the ancient trinity of Mantra, Tantra and Yantra and the five elements of earth, water, fire, wind and space; together make a yadnya.

Why is light the best medium for spiritual practice? This is because it travels 300,000 km per second and is the fastest medium known to the mankind. According to modern science, the one that has the highest speed is the most powerful medium for communication. Hence in the visible world there is nothing stronger than light. Light is therefore considered to be the best messenger in the spiritual world. Even science has not been able to directly observe light as yet. We indirectly observe light when we observe an illuminated object. Hence light is believed to be on the boundary between the manifested and unmanifested forms of creation. If the dual properties of highest speed and efficient communicative abilities of light are combined with a noble intention then the medium of light can fulfill those intentions quickly and successfully. This is so because the intentions travel with the speed of light.

Sacred fire lit up with right intention / motive is called Yadnya. The learned have defined yadnya as ‘य’- ‘Ya’ means creation and ‘ज्ञ’ – ‘dnya’ means knowledge hence, that where knowledge takes birth is Yadnya.

To offer the sacred material into the fire does not merely indicate the burning of the fuel, rather it is a symbolic gesture. Albert Einstein, Boris Podolsky and Nathan Rosen, collectively postulated a theorem popularly known as the EPR paradox. It states that, if an electron is given a momentum in particular direction then, there is an opposite reaction on rest of the electrons. This theory is also applicable to the yadnya. The sacred material that is used in the yadnya turns into ashes; however as per the law of thermodynamics, energy or matter can neither be created nor destroyed. So when the matter in its original form is destroyed it has an opposite effect on the remaining electrons and this effect is of constructive creation and prosperity. The motive behind the offering decides its potential effect on growth and creativity. The sacrificial offering, merely done with an intention of individual growth, limits the results to that extent only. But, if the offering is done for the progress of the entire humanity then it definitely leads to complete progress and prosperity. Yadnya means sacrifice ! It is imperative that in order to achieve desired results with input of strong efforts, a sense of sacrifice of individual greed must accompany the sacred offerings.

Gratitude, Unity and Charity are the three-fold basic principles of Yadnya. Lord Shri Krishna in the holy book Shrimad Bhagwad Gita, describes yadnya as ‘Kaamdhenu’ (a cow fulfilling all the wishes of a person). The Gita promotes Vedic yadnya along with the Japa yadnya ( chanting of holy name) and Bhoot yadnya ( humanitarian efforts). Yadnya is an excellent medium to wash away one’s bad karmas (wrong deeds). But this is not the final destination, rather a path towards the ultimate destination of any human being, the Moksha. Concentration on the Yadnya definitely has the potential of achieving this goal. Only the one who experiences this shall know it in its true sense !
 

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