Shiva Sutra Series - The Power of Looking
His Holiness Paramahamsa Nithyananda ("Swamiji") answers to the question of why God described in the Satyanarayana Pooja is revengeful and punishes people. Swamiji says, a person who is based on low level conscious needs manuals and the Divine has to be presented in their level to be connected. Masters have created wonderful techniques to connect to the ultimate from different levels.
Swamiji then beautifully goes on to describe the eight levels of growth that beings need to go through:
1. Worship of all deities,
2. Worship of one diety,
3. Japa or mantra to look inwards,
4. Meditating and visualizing one form,
5. Just Smarana, rememberance (Lila Dhyana),
6. Converting Deva Bhakti to Guru Bhakti,
7. Turning Guru Bhakti to Atma Bhakti,
Paramahamsa Nithyananda also tells us that our masters have given us techniques for all the steps so that all beings can be elevated in their consciousness
Paramahamsa Nithyananda is revered, regarded, respected and worshipped as the Avatar (living incarnation) of super-consciousness by millions across the globe. He is also the spiritual head of Mahanirvani Peetha, the oldest and largest apex body of Hinduism.
He and his Sangha (so around the globe is serving humanity by reviving the science of completion, science of Enlightenment and manifesting various extraordinary spiritual powers as per the Vedic Agamic tradition of Sanatana Hindu Dharma. He is author of 300 books, which are translated and published in 500 titles and various international languages.
His Sangha (spiritual community) has a strong presence worldwide through numerous Temples, Adheenams (Temple monastery complex), Gurukuls (Vedic schools), universities, goshalas(cow shelters) established by Him. His live Satsangs (spiritual discourses) every morning (8am IST) are viewed by people from all countries around the world