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67. నైచ్యానుసంధానము (Nychyanusandhaanamu)


It is an advanced state of Prayer.

In Puri, it is customary for the King to sweep the streets before the start of the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath thereby expressing his lowly attitude before the Divine.

One should adopt this attitude as a means for progress. Accepting of lowliness is the beginnings of surrender. It is a difficult task and requires the help of the Master. An attitude that a person develops deliberately knowing full well that he is a person capable of Maitri, Bhakti and Guru Nista and he has got everything but he takes an attitude that all these things are only some good qualities that he is having but he has got enormously bad qualities with him. The person thinks that the positive qualities are given by the Master though he has acquired. This is an attitude. This is a means not a stage. One has to develop this consciously by always thinking about the Master and keeping lowliness before Him.

We attach ourselves to Nychya. This is an exact opposite of swabhimanamu. We accept our lowliness and we take it as means for progress. If we develop the quality that we are lowly, we will be in a position to conquer certain things. It is accepting our lowliness. This is beginnings of surrender, without that there is no surrender at all.

Swabhimanamu goes with maitri. Somebody should help you. When he helps, he becomes great. Now, If you are aware that you are great, your consciousness is great, you will never yield afterwards. You have to yield there. Nychyanusandanamu (నైచ్యానుసంధానము) becomes an impossibility for a personon the path. It requires a Master to help us, we cannot move ourselves, that is why surrender is not a joke.

Everybody uses the word surrender, but nobody surrenders because you have to surrender yourself and your greatness. That is not the end, you must also accept that you are lowliest of the low. Nychyaanusandaanamu is an attitude that a person develops deliberately, knowing full well that he is person who is capable of maitri, is a person who capable of bhakti, guru nishta. Everything he has got but he takes an attitude that all these things are only some good qualities he might be having, but he has got enormously bad things with him and these qualities have been gifted to him by the Master. Though you have acquired them by his own merit, still you will take it as a thing given only by the Master. It is an attitude. Nytanusandhanmu is an attitude. It is a very crucial attitude we have got to develop. Religions stress this the most, people again made that into a virtue and made it a stage by itself. It is a means it is not a stage

It is developed consciously by always thinking about the Master and keeping our lowliness before him and this attitude if you can put to the other person in the street consider him also as the Master, then you will be definitely develop this attitude. It becomes easier for you develop. Otherwise, knowing full well your capacity if you want to know, you will not know, it is an impossible task.

You have to put something else and put the Master out. Master is always inside and He will continue to be inside, but you have to project Him outside. See good in everybody or rather see good only in others. When you do that, you start seeing the blemishes in you. It is a must, unless you create some vacuum, divinity will be there. You have to make yourselves low, so that the divine grace flows.

Unless you meditate on divine light you will not have Pranahuti because there is no emptying at all. People who meditate on the form of Master are bound to lose it. The form of Master comes here. If you know your lowliness and if you could keep his greatness in Mind accepting your lowliness before him. It will be useful here, if the guru nishta can be converted into the worship of the Master here. Nytamu we accept, before whom? Lord Krishna answers it in his own way. He says it that a person who is prepared to accepts the dog and the dog's meat as good enough, that person can be considered as stabilized in the path. It is not very much stressed by many people because nobody eats dog's meat. He uses that word. We have to accept nychyamu at that level. Are you prepared to accept that nychyamu? Not that it happens to you or to me. This is an anusandaana ,acceptance. Accepting everything as divine gift and accepting every person as Master himself.

If you want to get yielding, this has to come. If you want yielding to come, you must know your lowliness, otherwise yielding will not come. One does not stabilize in surrender. It is not as if the attitudes of surrender will not be there. They will be there, not to its perfection.

The lowliness of oneself, which is stressed at the time of prayer, enhances in quality and one feels lowliest of the low and accepts that attitude. I am yet a slave of my wishes putting a bar to my advancement is a type of Nychyanusandanamu but that is only the beginning. As we advance more and more in spirituality, the state of prayer improves, to a state where we feel we are the lowly, lowliest. In the prayer we say in reference to you. God, you are the great, I am low. Next we come to a stage, where every other person in the path seems to be higher than me, I am low. So, I take the position of the lowliest of the low. That is nychyanusandanamu. So, that increases the vaccuity in us and then brings in more Grace. It cannot be imitated, it has to be developed. The lowness here is restricted to the people who are already in the path. He is paraya, shudra, vysya or brahmin is not the point. They must be people who are already in the spiritual path. Then only they accept. He is a guru, I am the disciple, we meet on the way. Even before I fall at his feet, he will fall at my feet.

This is one of the things insisted in a different way. When a person comes to you for a sitting, he is giving you an opportunity for you to serve him, therefore you are lesser than him. The person who serves is lesser than the person who is served, right? That should be our attitude. So it is nychyanusandanamu

All the Alwars have practiced it. One says 'daasan', another replies 'daasaanudaasan'. One says 'vrityasya vritya', another replies 'paricharika vritya'. Vritya means a servant. Paricharika is an apprentice. So this person becomes a servant's servant's apprentice's servant. That is the attitude. Only if we cultivate this attitude is any grace possible. If you sit with swabhimanamu, it will not come.