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But today, as Sahaja Yoga is established as dharma, we have to know about Shri Vishnu who is the basis of dharma. Later on, He came on this earth as Shri Ram, then as Shri Krishna, and ultimately as Kalki. It is a beautiful evolution of Shri Vishnu. So, one has to understand what is the basis of dharma. If you know, in the matter they are eight valencies. They are negative, positive and neutral. But in human beings, there are ten valencies, and these ten valencies are created by Shri Vishnu, within us. They are protected, looked after, and nourished by Shri Vishnu. And whenever He finds human beings falling down in their dharma, He takes His birth on this earth. Ultimate stage is the Virat. At that stage, this Vishnu principle divides into two: one goes to Virat, another to Viratangana. But the third principle is what you call as the Mahavishnu, which incarnated as Lord Jesus Christ. So all these three principles act, at this time, in Sahasrara mainly. (...)

So now, where is the dharma? Dharma is within, and that is why this Vishnu principle is to be awakened within yourself. And this principle then expands into many ways. Because Vishnu is the one who is, the one who cures. We call Him a Dhanvantari – means a doctor. He is the one who cures because He is our preserver; He is the preserver of human beings. So if He preserve your dharma, then you don’t get sick. And if you get sick, it is Vishnu who will preserve, who will cure you. So He is the one who is, we can call, Dhanvantari – is a doctor. Also, He is Yama. Yama means the one who is responsible for our death. Of course, the Shiva, the… we can call, the principle of existence…spirit has to go first, and then Yama comes to take charge of the body. It is He who decides: Where should you go? Should you hang in the limbo? Or should we send to the hell? Or if you can go to heaven? All decision is taken by Him, with the help of Mahavishnu – that is Christ. So His job is to come when there is a dead body lying, to take away the spirit, and judge the spirit and put it in its proper place. Now a person who is an adharmi, supposing… Such a person He takes him out and puts him into hell (Shri Vishnu Puja, Paris, 1994)

On the day of Shri Krishna Puja, I’m going to tell you about Shri Krishna. But before that, we should know how the whole thing evolved from Shri Vishnu’s evolutionary process. So, as you know there were ten Avataras, ten incarnations of Shri Vishnu. Now Vishnu is the one which grows to be the Virat, to be the macrocosm as they call it, and this Vishnu principle is very well established within us. As a result of that only, we also seek and we seek money, power, love, families, children, all kinds of things we seek. That is only through - because of the Vishnu principle within us. But the biggest thing about the Vishnu principle is that it gave us evolution by which we evolve. Also, we evolved in the social structure, the political structure, the economic structure. (...)

But as human beings have evolved, even the deities have evolved themselves accordingly. So it was a fish, and then a tortoise and like that, it went on, till we come to the stage of Vamana Avatara where it was a small man, then a big man, a tall big man, a Greek, who we call as Zeus, Parashurama. And then came Shri Rama. Shri Rama was the one who was wise, extremely wise, cautious, careful, a very formal, beautiful person and he had forgotten that he was the incarnation of Vishnu. He was made to forget that he was an incarnation. But he knew about his powers, but he did not know that he was an incarnation of Vishnu. But he knew he had all the powers and he could do all these things, that he knew. So, the – because he was to become a Maryada Puroshottama means he had to become a man who was observing all the marayadas, all the boundaries of dharma, and that he had to be the best person. (...)

So, in the evolutionary process, when Shri Rama worked out as a human being, who was full of wisdom, and was the benevolent king as described by Socrates to show how the king should be, all those things he worked out in his lifetime, but still one more evolution was needed in him. And that was, is the, they say, the Sampurna, is the complete incarnation of Vishnu, came in as Shri Krishna.

So the, what is the complete form of Shri Krishna? Is that he said that the whole world is a play, that you don’t have to take things seriously. But first, we Sahaja Yogis should know that first you have to be Rama. Even Vishnu had to become Rama first. He couldn’t just become Shri Krishna, saying that it’s all a play. So for us, it’s still that state of Rama is there, and he had to go through lot of sacrifices, through lot of sufferings, lot of insults, and to such an extent that he had to give up his wife and after that they never met because she also disappeared after that. So, the whole life of Shri Rama is before us. He had to go through that penance. Shri Vishnu had to go through that penance. I’m not saying that Sahaja Yogis have to do it because you are given your birth beyond the Sahasrara, so you don’t have to go like Rama, you don’t have to worry about all these things through which Christ had to go, after Shri Krishna’s incarnation also. Christ had to do the tapasya, complete penance, and all that he had to do. That’s how he works. But you are beyond that. (Pre-Shri Krishna Puja Talk. Ipswich (UK), 17 August 1990)

As you know very well, except for once or twice, Shri Brahmadeva has taken his incarnation. Also once Shri Ganesha has taken His birth as Lord Jesus Christ. But Vishnu Tattwa, the principle of Vishnu, has taken many a times birth on this earth, as the Goddess had to take many times Her birth. They had to work together many times, and with the principle of Vishnu, the principle of Mahalakshmi has acted to help the ascent of the people. So the principle of Vishnu is for your ascent, for the evolutionary process of human beings. Through this advent and through the power of Mahalakshmi, we have become human beings from amoeba stage. This is a spontaneous working for us but for the principle of Vishnu, He had to go through various incarnations to evolve. As you know there have been incarnations of Shri Vishnu as a fish, to begin with and went on till it came to the state of Shri Krishna, where they say that He has become complete. (...)

But one has to realize that He works on our central nervous system, He builds our central nervous system. Through our evolutionary process, our central nervous system has been built up, and this central nervous system has given us all the human awareness that we have; otherwise we would have been just like the stones. But through this building up of our awareness, one after another, building up different chakras within us, this principle of Vishnu has brought us to the understanding that we have to seek the truth and ultimately we have to become Sahaja Yogis. (Shri Krishna Puja. Garlate, Como (Italy), 6 August 1988)

So these two things are connected with each other as Sun is with sun light, Moon with Moon light and word with its meaning. I mean to say that the 'Sopan Marga', which is Sushumna path – The central path is the path of Lord Vishnu. Through this path, we attain the Shiva Tattva. So Shiva Tattva is the destination and the path is made by Lord Vishnu. This central path is the creation of Lord Vishnu and the Adi Shakti; Lord Shiva has no role in it: He sits comfortably in his Seat, without bothering for anybody; if someone wishes to come, may come. To attain Shiv Tattva we should go through this Vishnu Path (Sushumna Path) and correct all the centers that are created on it. When the centers are cleansed, the Vishnu path opens up and our ascent begins. Many times I have told about all these centers. There is a center in Heart, which we call 'Left Heart'. This is not the center of the heart. In a way, it is the reflection of Shri Maha Deva in the heart. The abode of Shiva is above our Minds and Thoughts. (Shri Siva puja. Delhi (India), 14 February 1999)

As you know Shri Krishna is the incarnation of Vishnu. And Vishnu is the one who is the preserver of this universe. When this whole world was created it was necessary to create a preserver also because this world would have been destroyed and completely if it is left alone without a preserver, then the way human beings are, they could have done anything to this world.

But so, Vishnu is the preserver. He’s the preserver and He’s the only one really incarnates. (Shri Krishna Puja. Cabella Ligure (Italy), 28 August 1994)

As Sahaja Yoga is established as dharma, we have to know about Shri Vishnu who is the basis of dharma. Later on, He came on this Earth as Shri Ram, then as Shri Krishna and ultimately as Kalki. It is a beautiful evolution of Shri Vishnu.... There were ten avatars, ten incarnations of Shri Vishnu. Now Vishnu is the one who grows to be the Virat, to be the macrocosm.... Dharma is within and that is why this Vishnu principle is to be awakened within yourself. And this principle then expands in many ways. Because Vishnu is the one who cures, we call Him a Dhanvantari. That means a doctor. He is the one who cures because He is our preserver. He is the preserver of human beings.... Also, He is Yama. Yama means the one who is responsible for our death.... Vishnu does not like smoking. Tobacco He does not like. He does not like alcohol. He does not like these drugs. He hates drugs. He does not like many medicines that human beings are producing.... The work of Vishnu is to give you Realization, the emancipation of human beings, the evolution of human beings. He is the one who incarnated ten times. (Shri Vishnu Puja 1994 and Shivaratri Puja 2002 and 17 August 1990)


Vishnu is one of the most significant deities in Hinduism. He is also known as Narayana and Hari. He is conceived as "the Preserver or the Protector".

In Hindu sacred texts, Vishnu is usually described as having the dark complexion of water-filled clouds and having four arms. He is depicted as a pale blue being, as are his incarnations Rama and Krishna. He holds a padma (lotus flower) in his lower left hand, the Kaumodaki gada (mace) in his lower right hand, the Panchajanya shankha (conch) in his upper left hand and the discus weapon considered to be the most powerful weapon according to Hindu Religion Sudarshana Chakra in his upper right hand.

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