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Akashic reading: Accessing the divine intelligence

As Paramahamsa Nithyananda read, a number of surprising revelations came to light on topics as diverse as why did Judas betray Jesus and what is the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle, to locating a missing husband. Follow-up research has confirmed the veracity of the information.


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 Have you ever imagined what it might be like to open up a book and find the answers to the world’s greatest mysteries? What if you could have an encyclopedia for the universe, in which the answer to every possible question lay open for you to read, from the tiniest query, like where to find a lost household item, to the greatest mysteries of the cosmos.

Ancient spiritual traditions worldwide speak of a source of all knowledge which can be consulted by mystics, and accessed through certain states of trance. The most common names for it are “The Book of Life”, “The Hall of Records” and “The Akashic Records”.

Akasha as spiritual concept

Akasha is a word from the ancient Indian language of Sanskrit, thought by scholars to be the oldest written language on Earth. Akasha is the term for the “fifth element”. The first four elements are well-known to most of us: air, fire, earth and water. These are the alchemical building blocks of all matter. The fifth element is referred to in various traditions as “space”, ether, spirit and sky.  It is the parent element from which the others spring and into which they all ultimately dissolve. It represents the cosmic ocean of energy which contains all possibility.

Every molecule in the universe carries the possibility for self-awareness

That one of its definitions is “spirit” is not a coincidence. Ancient mystics understood that energy and space have consciousness. The “Sea of Consciousness”, as it is called in the Hindu Vedic scriptures, is not random. It has innate intelligence. It is aware of itself. The creations it gives birth to likewise have the potential for independent intelligence. Every molecule in the universe carries the possibility for self-awareness.

Every event that has ever occurred anywhere is recorded in the Akashic Records

Each action, thought and emotional impulse in us leaves a “trail” of energy, an imprint on the cosmic ocean, just as a boat leaves a wake in the water as it passes. These energy trails are recorded in the akasha: they are inscribed onto the ether. Every event that has ever occurred anywhere to any entity, no matter how tiny, is recorded in the Akashic Records.

Because humans think of information as contained in books, mystics generally perceive the Akashic Records as a book, written document, or library of books. More recently with the advent of cyber technology, the Records have been compared to a giant computer system. Some traditions such as the Egyptian mysteries describe tablets of precious stone in which the writing is carved by fire. Reports have been consistent, however, that the information is written  and can be read. It is of course written beyond any language used on Earth, and so the reading will be seen and narrated in the language of the reader.

The vedic science of the akashic records

The spiritual tradition from which Sanskrit took form  is Vedic.  Vedic Tradition is  the ancient and venerable foundation of present-day Hinduism, born in the lush plains of the Saraswati River in what is now northern India.  It was Vedic spirituality which first revealed the existence of the Akashic Records to humanity. The understanding of five elements from which all matter arises also originates in the Vedas, the earliest sacred texts which give the culture its name.

Vedic spirituality was founded on practical scientific understanding

Vedic spirituality was founded on practical scientific understanding. We know that its technology was astounding, for its people have left feats of engineering and architecture that challenge our skills today. They were able to transport gigantic stones across great distances and build structures with mathematical precision, some in open contradiction to what we believe is possible. They have left traces of highly sophisticated medical and surgical knowledge, astronomy, navigation and agriculture.

In the Vedic culture, mysticism and materialism worked side by side

In the Vedic culture, the external world merely reflected the world within: mysticism and materialism worked side by side. Not only were they not separate entities, they were not even separate concepts.  We therefore can confidently conclude that the Akashic Records have a scientific basis. But can it be proven?

Akasha is an all-encompassing medium that underlies all things

Contemporary quantum physics has been accomplishing exactly that task during the past twenty years. The post-Einsteinian physics explosion has opened new vistas in the understanding of energy, the creation process (how energy becomes matter and the reverse), and the concept of consciousness as the cornerstone of the universe.

The ancient Rishis reached it through a disciplined, spiritual way of life..

The most exhaustive research to date has been set forth by Ervin Laszlo, Sorbonne Doctorate, Nobel Prize nominee and 2001 winner of the Japan Peace Prize. In his exciting work on the innate nature of cosmic consciousness, Dr Lazslo describes an energy field, like the electromagnetic and gravitational fields, which records and transmits all information generated by any event, organism or object. If not for this field, evolution would be random and the highly narrow combination of conditions which support life on Planet Earth would be beyond the possibility of coincidence. The universe is far too efficient to be operating without creative intelligence. He calls this force the Akashic Field, pointing out that the ancient Vedas exactly describe the qualities and abilities he has observed firsthand.  In his book Science and the Akashic Field, he states:

“In the Sanskrit and Indian cultures, Akasha is an all-encompassing medium that underlies all things and becomes all things. It is real, but so subtle that it cannot be perceived until it becomes the many things that populate the manifest world. Our bodily senses do not register Akasha, but we can reach it through spiritual practice. The ancient Rishis reached it through a disciplined, spiritual way of life, and through yoga. They described their experiences and made Akasha an essential element of the philosophy and mythology of India.”

Dr. Laszlo goes on to quote the famous sage of India, Swami Vivekananda:

Everything that has form, everything that is the result of combination, has evolved out of this Akasha.

“ According to the philosophies of India, the whole universe is composed of two materials, one of which they call Akasha. It is the omnipresent, all-penetrating existence. Everything that has form, everything that is the result of combination, has evolved out of this Akasha. It is the Akasha hat becomes the air, the liquids, the solids; it is the Akasha that becomes the Sun, the Earth, the Moon, the stars, the comets; it is the Akasha that becomes the human body, the animal body, the plants, every form that we see, everything that can be sensed, everything that exists. At the beginning of creation there is only this Akasha. At the end of the cycle all melts into the Akasha again, and the next creation similarly proceeds out of this Akasha.”

Dr. Laszlo, along with a number of fellow researchers, postulates that the Big Bang creation model is insufficient to explain many conundrums of quantum physics. He offers an alternate theory: that Big Bang is only one of many phenomena, springing from a meta-universe, or Metaverse which has always existed and will continue to exist.

He writes: “The most fundamental element of reality is the quantum vacuum, the energy- and information-filled plenum that underlies, generates and interacts with our universe and with whatever universes may exist in the Metaverse”.

The cycles of samsara — of being-to-becoming and becoming-to-being are the leela of Brahman..

He continues: “In Akasha, all attributes of the manifest world merge into a state that is beyond attributes: the state of Brahman. Although it is undifferentiated, Brahman is dynamic and creative. The cycles of samsara — of being-to-becoming and becoming-to-being are the leela of Brahman: its play of ceaseless creation and dissolution. “

What the new physics describes as the unified vacuum is the most fundamentally real element of the universe

Dr. Laszlo observes that this perspective is new to Western thinking, which holds that the ultimate nature of reality is material. However, the leading edge of science even in the West has now confirmed the opposite.

“ What the new physics describes as the unified vacuum — the seat of all the fields and forces of the physical world — is in fact the most fundamentally real element of the universe.”

Reference: Lazslo, Ervin, Science and the Akashic Field, second edition, Inner Traditions 2007.

In this quantum vacuum which  Vedic tradition calls Brahman, we can see the analogy of the cosmic ocean. Every quantum, every scrap of energy leaves an imprint of its being-and-becoming and its reverse journey. That information remains to be read by anyone with the intention and ability to do so. It is also transmitted wordlessly between energy particles through the entanglement process.

Akasha in sacred scripture

Many scriptures describe the space of Akasha, although some may give it a different name.

The Isha Upanishad, one of the most ancient and most venerated writings to have descended to the present day, opens with an invocation which has become a pillar of Vedic tradition:

“Om, poornamadah poornamidam poornat poornamudacyate I poornasya poornamadaya poornameva avashishyate” II

“All is Fullness. From fullness, fullness results. When fullness is removed from fullness, what remains is still fullness.”

From the Infinite sprang this universe and many other universes. No proof exists as to how the universe was created

 

A commentary by Paramahamsa Nithyananda, a young enlightened master in India today, expounds further:

“From the Infinite sprang this universe and many other universes. No proof exists as to how the universe was created. The biblical story of creation and the (Hindu) story of Brahma and pralaya, the great deluge, are metaphorical stories that essentially point towards a supreme energy responsible for the universe. However, the universe was always there.  

For every birth there is a death. Yet how did the original birth happen? It never did. It was always there..

The Big Bang theory does not explain how big bangs still continue if that was what caused the universe. For every big bang that creates new stars and galaxies in some part of the universe, there is a black hole somewhere else resulting in disappearance of stars and galaxies. For every birth there is a death. Yet how did the original birth happen? It never did. It was always there.”

Reference: Paramahamsa Nithyananda, Bhagavad Gita Demystified, Progressive Partners 2011, pp 1006-7.

Bhagavad Gita, the best-known sacred book in Vedic literature, tells us that Akasha is embodied in Sri Krishna, the divine being who authored the text. In Chapter 15, verses 17 through 20, Krishna says:

“Besides the purusha (male principle of energy) and the prakriti (female principle of matter) there is the supreme Purusha, the Lord Himself, who provides and sustains the three worlds.” (v 17) “As I am transcendental, beyond the perishable and the imperishable, I am declared both in the world and in the Vedas as that supreme person, Purushottama.” (v 18)

Reference: Nithyananda, ibid.   

Reading the akashic records

There are many forms of consultation available to those who seek mystical advice. A commonly asked question is how akashic readings may differ from channeling sessions and seances.

The answer lies in the difference between the unconscious and superconscious states. During channeling and mediumistic sessions such as seances, the medium’s consciousness is shifted aside to allow the presence of a guest entity or entities, which speak through the medium’s body. The medium  usually does not recall what was said or what occurred during the session.

The medium’s trance state is at a low level of awareness, similar to hypnotism, so it is possible for the medium’s own suppressed emotions to surface during a session and contaminate the reading. Likewise, visiting entities do not always have a clear agenda and may or may not make  accurate statements. It is questionable as to how reliable mediumistic information can be.

In akashic reading, the reader’s frequency is stepped up to the superconscious state

In an akashic reading, the reader’s frequency is stepped up to the superconscious state, where full awareness is retained as well as the simultaneous ability to view information from other realms. Even in the superconscious state there can be reservations, as is stated below.

A number of psychics and clairvoyants have reported viewing the akashic records, and some offer professional readings for clients. However, there can be a danger, described by Alice Bailey in her book Light of the Soul, Its Science and Effects: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

Only a trained occultist can distinguish between actual experience and those astral pictures..

She writes: “”The akashic record is like an immense photographic film, registering all the desires and earth experiences of our planet. Those who perceive it will see pictured thereupon: The life experiences of every human being since time began, the reactions to experiences of the entire animal kingdom, the aggregation of the thought-forms of a karmic nature (based on desire) of every human unit throughout time. Herein lies the great deception of the records. Only a trained occultist can distinguish between actual experience and those astral pictures created byimagination and keen desire.” Reference; Bailey, Alice, Light of the Soul, Its Science and Effects: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Lucis Publishing Company (April 1, 1983)

..the issue of karma can cloud the reading and even provide false information.

So the issue of karma — the pressure created by unfulfilled action — can cloud the reading and even provide false information. The skill of the reader is crucial in successfully and accurately sifting the truth from the great bulk of the records. Only an adept who understands the dynamics of karma and can recognize both its impact and its maya (capacity to deceive) is a trustworthy and dependable conduit for akashic readings.

Paramahamsa Nithyananda is such a being. An enlightened master whose mystical training began in early childhood, he has the ability to open the dimensional doors to extraordinary experience, the clarity to discern karma and the power to release it, and an outstanding gift for communication.

The individual akashic records of each being are recorded in our DNA

Paramahamsa Nithyananda explains that the individual akashic records of each being are recorded in our DNA. Scientists have called this inactive genetic material “junk DNA” because it has no obvious function, but open-minded investigation has proven that biology does not furnish any “junk” tissue in nature. All organs and substances have a purpose. Leading-edge experiments with inactive DNA are revealing that it is simply dormant, acting rather like a storage area. Paramahamsa Nithyananda cites ancient Vedic science which confirms that the “storage DNA” of an organism contains that organism’s entire history, including all of its previous lives on Earth.  It holds all the memories from each lifetime.

..reading the Akashic Records will be useful for you to become enlightened

“All the information you collected from all of your births is in your DNA. You can access some of them just to understand, and not to waste the time doing the same actions again and again, thinking you will have the joy at end of this action. If you have done certain action and you did not receive the joy which you wanted, and if you forget you did not have the joy, you will be trying it again and again in various ways. But if you remember you did not have the joy, you will not try it again. You’ll not waste your time on it again. So accessing the DNA code, reading the Akashic Records, will be useful for you in that way to become enlightened, and not to waste your time on these foolish things.”

This is release of karma through retrieval of our stored memories, by reading our akashic records internally. However, the process takes years or decades of dedicated sadhana — meditation practice. If the need for insight is urgent and time is a concern, we can request an experienced adept to obtain the information for us.

Not much scientific research is currently available on akashic reading, although with the advance of science into quantum physics and theories like entanglement being explored, the door is wide open.  It would seem that many scientists do not want their research or their name associated with what is thought as spiritualism or occultism.  Certainly for any miracle or mystery to be believed, there requires a certain amount of faith, whether in the validity of science or in the validity of ancient teachings and records.

Paramahamsa Nithyananda answers during akashic readings

On April 21, 2012, Paramahamsa gave his first Akashic Reading, entering into the state of nirvikalpa samadhi

On April 21, 2012, Paramahamsa gave his first Akashic Reading, entering into the state of nirvikalpa samadhi, or conscious trance, to answer questions from a spellbound audience, via internet, across the world.

What is the secret of the Bermuda Triangle? Did Judas really betray Jesus? Is there life after death?

As Paramahamsa Nithyananda read, a number of surprising revelations came to light on topics as diverse as why did Judas betray Jesus and what is the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle, to locating a missing husband. Follow-up research has confirmed the veracity of the information. Some of the answers were unexpected in light of the news and information that the public is privy to today. Whenever someone publicly denounces an accepted reality, or offers a new reality, is natural for the majority among us to disbelieve it, but the prophet or visionary must do his job nevertheless. Even Galileo, who had noted that the earth revolved around the sun rather than the opposite, which was the popular belief in his time, was dramatically persecuted by the church in 1633 for his theories, which kept science and truth from advancing for many years thereafter.  These same beliefs were already available in the Shatapatha Brahmana written by Yajnavalkya in the 9th-8th century BCE, and again concluded by Pythagoras in 540 BCE. In revealing truths from the Akashic records, Paramahamsa Nithyananda is inviting us all to move forward in knowledge and understanding.

One questioner shares her experience:

In 1988 I met a homeless man and knew we were destined to be together. We had a son, my husband went insane, tried to kill us, and ultimately disappeared without a trace. When Swamiji said he would be accessing the Akashic Records and we could send questions, I was astonished! Finally, a chance to find out what happened to my son’s father. During the Akashic reading Swamiji said my husband had committed suicide, something I had felt for a long time. We were apparently together in a past life, and his behaviour had caused me to commit suicide by hanging. We were together again in this lifetime to clear that karma. My task was to forgive him, which I did. He terrorized us again, so his karma remains. Swamiji further said there will be medical signs of my past life hanging in this lifetime. In fact, I was born being ‘hung’, strangled, by my own umbilical cord, and it took the doctors six hours to free me! This Akashic reading has been one of the most astonishing gifts my son and I could have ever received.
MB Calgary, Canada

What is the value of an akashic reading?

When we consider that life poses many questions to which we can find no answer, and that the answers may be available at a cosmic level, we can easily understand the wonderful gift in such an event. When the gift is offered to us by an enlightened being capable of not only delivering the truth, but of counseling us on our karmic dilemmas and of erasing our karma itself, we can count ourselves truly fortunate to have found such a precious guide for our lives.

One Comment

  1. My dearest Swamiji,since the age of four,I have this mind-boggeling question:What is the purpose, the mission of my soul for this life or with other words!? What is “THE GIFT” the talent the most interest and passion God wants himself to express through this individual soul and bring it into this world ? It would help me so much to be centered and not “loosing precious time” and enriching me and others. Namaste and great blessings I found you – – Elani Can you read that for me out of the Akashic archives ?

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