The popular idol of Lord Dattatreya has three faces: Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. These faces of Datta represent the three aspects of our existence. Brahma represents birth/creation, Vishnu represents sustenance/life, and Shiva represents dissolution/death.
Why is Datta’s face of Vishnu usually in the front?
Lord Dattatreya often has the face of Vishnu in the front.
In this world, what we need is a peaceful, balanced life with abundance. Why have we come to earth at all? If we don’t have anything to experience from earth, we will not taken birth here at all. We don’t have to take birth. The very reason why we have taken birth, we meant to experience so many things on earth, it doesn’t matter what it is or if it is good, bad, or ugly. There is some reason for coming here and that will be assisted by Maha Vishnu – the Sustainer. That is why Datta’s face of Vishnu is in front most of the time.
Shiva is originally the manifested and unmanifested aspect of creation and so is the name Vishnu in absolute sense. The manifested world is as tiny as a pimple on Shiva’s face. The unmanifested aspect is huge. The unmanifested aspect is represented by the Shiva Linga – something which cannot have a defined form is given a form. A form needs to have a shape which represents sustainability, i.e. always existing, and that is the form of Shiva Linga.
Brahma is the beginning, but looking at the whole creation, Vishnu comes before Brahma as beyond birth and death. Brahma is the creator aspect. Creation starts only when there is a platform for creation. If there is no canvas to draw, how can you express your skill? Brahma came into existence when the platform happened, that means – when the created world happened, when the atom happened, when relativity happened, that’s when Brahma happened. Without relativity there is no need for Brahma. Vishnu is the sustenance aspect of Shiva and Shiva is the manifested and unmanifested aspect of Para Brahma. This is the unity.
And where is Brahma sitting? On the lotus which has come out of the navel of Maha Vishnu. What does the navel represent? Kriya Shakti. Iccha Shakti (the power of will) sits in the heart center, Gyana Shakti (the power of knowledge) in the third eye, and Kriya Shakti (the power of action) in the navel. Gyana Shakti is connected to Shiva, Iccha Shakti is connected to Vishnu, and Kriya Shakti is connected to Brahma.
That is why Datta exists in these three aspects: Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.
Datta is here because of our need, not because of his need. Datta does not need anything from anybody. He doesn’t even need existence, but because we exist he exists – for our sake.
Why do troubles occur in life at times when people connect to Datta or Datta avatars?
Conflicts happen because of the aspect of annihilation, which means your lifetimes are getting reduced. When you connect to the Datta path, it becomes intense. What is usually spread in many lifetimes comes together into a few lifetimes, so each life will become intense.
The reason why pain in life sustains is because of the resistance to pain. If we accept and say “Okay, this is happening, and this will go”, then it will not be felt deeply as it would when we handle events through mind, intellect and ego.
Ramana Maharishi said, “I have pain, but I have no suffering.” Suffering is your choice.
When this happens, you are shifting into the Path of Shiva. When you are moving into the Path of Shiva or you worship Shiva, it is annihilation.
If you ask for many material things on one side, ex. positions, possessions, and at the same time you worship Shiva, there is a conflict already. On one hand you are asking for dissolution, while on the other hand you are asking for everything on earth. One contradicts the other and the result is a confused existence and pains over deprived desires. This is what prolongs suffering.
The major quality of the Datta path is the consistent grace factor. Imagine having all the troubles in all these lives, with the grace factor and without the grace factor. The difference is that with the grace factor, there is somebody to hold you, guide, protect and energize you.
That is Datta Tradition. The Tradition which empowers you, energizes you, protects you and provides Gurus/Masters for you to connect and talk to. The Tradition which reduces burdens and opens channels within for grace to flow.
There are various worlds, various constitutions, configurations, and various species in this universe. The man-made machines can only show us certain aspects of the Milky Way, our planetary system. Our machines display only the highly gross, visible aspects and materials that our senses can perceive and mind can appreciate. There are subtler planes of various degrees in the universe. One such world is what we call the Naga Loka, literally translated as the World of Snakes. We talk about this world because it has a connection with humankind on earth. There are some beings from this world that came to earth and assisted/guided mankind with superior wisdom, while mankind was meditating to find the ultimate truth and while they were still evolving into a substantial civilization. That is also why you can see Lord Shiva with a snake around his neck, and also Lord Maha Vishnu lying on a snake. There are other dimensions though, to this symbolism of both Shiva and Vishnu.
All beings on earth are instinct bound, and mainly survival instinct bound. And they all have knowledge associated with their instincts. Human beings have higher capacities – the ability to convert knowledge into wisdom to the level of understanding as well as to experience the supreme consciousness, the source factor. This is where beings of higher awareness from different worlds, away from our world, earth, come to assist. The wise beings of Naga Loka have also been assisting mankind in the department of higher awareness.
The multiple aspects of original creation were explained to mankind by those beings. This is reflected in our scriptures, as well as the words of wisdom by the great sages. Subtleties of existence or the not-so-obvious were also explained to mankind by the benevolent snake guides.
These beings who visit the earth use the form of snakes so that they will be left alone, undisturbed, even though they are so advanced that they can take any form they like, at will. Forms are combinations of elements in a particular order. Those who live in energy form or are well-versed in energy mechanics of higher nature, can easily conglomerate elements into any form they want. We have seen various high masters like Sai Baba coming to meet his devotees in different forms.
It is not because they are snakes that they seem so. On earth and to human eyes, they merely assume the form of snakes. They may not appear as snakes to many other species on our own planet. Our naked eyes, through our created machines, cannot see their world which is also inside the Milky Way. It is only when you meditate and attain a level of subtlety that you can see such worlds. And they have the power to mask their world from aliens. They also have highly advanced beings. A species or being of another world can see their world only if they attain the same level of subtlety as that of the “snakes” or if the “snakes” bestow them that power. Thus, they are well protected in their own world from outside invasion. Even the name of Naga Loka or the world of snakes that we call their world, is only in relation to human perception. Since we see them as snakes, we call their world the world of snakes. They are in fact luminescent beings who can attain any form at will. Humans are afraid of snakes. So, they assume that form so that they are left alone.
Many snake lords have lived here in human form. They have displayed superhuman capacities. Bhagawan Nithyananda of Ganeshpuri was one such, believed to be from Naga Loka, and not of this earth. He was first found on a village pathway as an infant, protected by a snake. Nobody knows who his actual parents where or where he came from. Nobody can say for certain the origin of such great masters. We can only make assumptions based on our perceptions and awareness.
Bhagawan Nithyananda used to spontaneously perform miracles while he walked the earth. One instance was when he stood at a bus stop, waiting for a bus, but the bus didn’t stop for him. When the bus reached the next stop, he was discovered standing there as well. And when the bus reached the third stop, he was there too. The driver of the bus was terribly perturbed at seeing Nithyananda everywhere. After that, he stopped the bus at the next stop and invited him to board it.
He was just proving a point – waking up people to the existence of a certain dimension, that they could also achieve if they shed the bondage of the mind to reach higher realms in subtlety. Not that he wanted to impress people through such acts of miracles. But how do you make people understand a message if it’s not delivered with a surprise!
I like to offer food every time I consume, to our dear respected guides from Naga Loka as well, because they have helped mankind a lot. Not many respect them and most are unaware or totally ignorant of their contributions to our original civilization. They are the ones who actually interpreted the dimensions of Parabrahma or the Supreme Father and brought the knowledge of the Supreme to the understanding levels of humankind. It is believed that the elevated guides from Naga Loka came here and taught us about the various aspects of creation, existence, and dissolution. And, they actually told us about Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva respectively as embodiments of these aspects of the Supreme Lord. They explained to us how the creations happened, and how dissolution happens, and about the various types of gods and deities who materialized in the process of creation. They explained everything from the human angle for our understanding, even though there are multiple angles to every creation, in the same way that human beings have diversity. More or less everything was taught by them, but only few people show regard or honor them or respect them. As always, we take everything for granted and complain when inspiration is lost. It is they who have subtly transferred much data to the human brain, which we have mistakenly taken to be because of our merit. And it was not the snake lords alone – we have been guided by many species from outside the earth. Some are still living and guiding us. Since our capacities are very limited to keep the channel of communication clean or to understand where it is coming from, our egos, prejudices, and non-understanding lead us to boast of our own originality and stature and attribute those original thoughts to ourselves, quite egoistically as our own inventions. We did develop awareness based on original thoughts provided by our guides or gurus. But when we own them, we degenerate. When we do not have reverence and respect, we fall. Even Lord Krishna who is considered as an Avatar, says at various points: “thus spoke the masters of the past”, refusing to take ownership over original thoughts, originally delivered by various mouths. He is a great master and he leads by example.
I have spoken about this a few times, but I don’t think anybody has written in-depth about Naga Loka. Even if someone has, I have not been fortunate enough to read about it. There are many books on interactions between aliens and beings of earth and I discard most of them as flights of fancy and sheer imagination of the terrestrial level.
I have mentioned many times and so have many great Himalayan Masters, that we have made grave blunders in our treatment of the guides from Naga Loka as well as other such elevated Lokas. We killed them. We assassinated them because man’s greed and possessiveness along with ownership over every original thoughts for the sake of supremacy overtook him, and his ego that pretended originality in thoughts, perhaps prompted him to eliminate his guides. His greed for possession of land and earthly wealth degenerated him. It was human greed that wreaked insensitivity and also pulled a whole series of generations down into ignorance. We had been progressing quite well in higher awareness and maintaining our awareness levels to 360 degrees under also, (but not always) the guidance of our alien teachers. When greed for false supremacy took over, we began quarrelling amongst ourselves and greed gave swords to our intolerance. Our awareness decayed. We fell in consciousness. Even though we started off as fully conscious beings, we fell into the state of caged animals.
This started many centuries ago.
There are so many dimensions and so many subtleties even with our current operating level that man is unable to fathom, and even our three states such as waking, dream and deep sleep and the inherent individual patterns and inclinations. We can’t fully explain any of it in detail. We have to experience it, meditate on it and understand it. In order to experience it, we need to attain a level of subtlety. And in order to attain the subtlety, we need to go within and understand, accept and assimilate ourselves. The questions that people usually ask me are at a lower level compared to what these dimensions are about. So, only a level of subtlety makes you eligible to see the higher dimensions of existence. With telescopes one can only see gross planets, and even with them, one cannot see many other things of our universe.
We have had many intergalactic masters who assumed human form just to guide us. The “Nath” tradition is closely linked to the higher order of guides from outside Earth.
Please understand that we live in the world of dualities. Where ever there is white, there will be black too. In other words, whatever is not pure white, is darker. So, many of the seeming gurus in human form are not from the pure white side, even though they are using the white symbols of purity. (pure white means totally detached from earthly lures and completely existing as representation of ultimate liberation from the cycle of karma) You need to have keen eyes to recognize and steer clear of them. The fundamental difference is that pure white is the path of liberation and there is no other agenda. Unconditional love is their operating platform. They have neither requirements nor expectations and being fluid or spontaneous is their regular lifestyle. They are extremely flexible and adaptable and cannot be put into rigid frames of human imagination. It is simple and straight. While on the contrary, the non-white path is about manipulation, binding, and fear. White is unconditional love and that is why even ingratitude from mankind did not invoke wrath and total destruction of the species. Non-white agenda is to manipulate minds, maintain delusion, and make them follow or destroy them totally. Fears, doubts, binding are all part of the non-white path. According to me, more than eighty percent of the seeming spiritual, political, commercial guides of our time are not from the white path. Those who manipulate, conquer, capture and do not allow free will cannot be from the white path.
We have had many powerful masters from the white order. Shirdi Sai Baba was one of them. Once, he observed three days of perfect Samadhi state, where he suspended his body and left for a higher errand. For three days his body was stagnant, as if dead. He had given instructions: “Don’t touch my body, I’m going. I shall be back”. Some say that he had actually gone to visit Naga Loka. Their explanation is that He was invited to Naga Loka to mediate a difference in understanding between some beings there. He apparently went to sort out certain things in that manner and came back after three days. We cannot confirm these facts as ultimate truths because Baba Himself never said anything about it.
Naga Loka is indeed a physical world according to me, with physical beings perhaps not made out of elements like us. They are very luminescent. Some consider them as angels because of their benevolent nature. It is close to earth. It’s a world in the Milky Way. But, it’s very subtle, you cannot see it. To human eyes, they are in the form of snakes because humans are afraid of snakes and it helps their security.
They use many methods to travel and also use certain kind of UFOs to come here. They have various ways of doing it. Like for example, the atmospheric friction leads to heat and slow speed, so, they make themselves light and element-less. See for example, if your body becomes kind of very loose or kind of molecular, air can go through it. Even though you have made the unit structure integrated, the air is going through the body as you are there, but you are transparent, there’s no friction. They have the capacity to perform things like that.
They do come to visit us. They still come.
The Shree Naga Raja Gayathri (Divine Serpent) was used by people of the past for protection from poisons that affects the body such as skin ailments, allergies and also curses like lack of spouse, family and children.
Aum Sarpa Raajaaya Vidmahe
Padma Hasthaaya Dheemahi
Thanno Vasuki Prachodayaat
Recently in Delhi, a man asked me, “I would like to see a real god, a deity from Naga Loka”. I spontaneously replied, “You will see”. And it so happened that when he traveled to the Himalayas, on one day he saw a snake of pure golden color moving near him. As he was looking at it, he suddenly recalled what I had said, and thought, “Ah, Mohanji has blessed me, so this must be it”. And suddenly the snake vanished. He searched around for it, but there was nothing. This is how they appear, bless and disappear.
As mentioned earlier, they are in the form of snakes but they are not our terrestrial snakes. They like to keep this shape for reasons of flexibility, security and fluidity. They represent fluidity and spontaneity of our linear existence. They assumed the form of snakes because of two reasons – one is that then nobody will bother them, and second is, they have a body which is flexible and fluid.
There are different beings – some of them have chosen to go beyond time like our Babaji, innumerable years old. He chose to keep the body. We also have Hanumanji amongst us, 15.000+ years old at the least, and still available. Such supreme beings decided to keep the body to remind us of our actual potential, and these are celestial reminders for our existence. We must wake up. We must see. We must “LIVE”.