Types of Deekshaa
Types of Deekshaa
By Muralidhar Swami Ji
Deekshaa is of three types, it is not only that when a Guru gives Deekshaa only by performing ceremonies, it may be given by other methods also.
(1) Hast Deekshaa
Many young boys used to visit Shree Raamkrishn Paramhans. Suddenly these young boys would stop visiting him. Shree Raamkrishn Paramhans felt disturbed and when the boys visited him after a gap he questioned them - "Why have you not come here for a long time?" The young boys explained - "Our elders at home do not like our visiting you. They say that by visiting you our studies would be spoilt. They refuse to permit us to come here."
Shree Raamkrishn told the boys to somehow bring the elders at home - the parents or uncle or whoever it was who tried to stop the young ones from visiting him, to him. When those elders came to him, he touched them while speaking to them. This touch changed their attitude and their children began to visit Shree Raamkrishn again. This is called "Hast Deekshaa" (initiation by touch).
(2) Chakshu Deekshaa
Paul Brunton came to the presence of Bhagavaan Ramana Maharshi at the advice of Mahaa Periyaava. He had a number of questions to be placed before Bhagavaan. Bhagavaan said to him that he would meet him in his room. Bhagavaan went in his room, as promised and sat gazing at Paul Brunton. At the end of it, Bhagavaan asked him - "You want to ask some questions from me. What are those questions?" Paul Brunton said - "No. I don't feel the need to ask any question. All my questions have been answered." Such is the gaze of the Guru.
(3) Vichaar Deekshaa
Ramana Maharishi also speaks of these three 'Deekshaa' in his 'Aksharamanamalai' (Hundred and Eight Verses to Sri Arunachala - http://youtube/r6qfW560RLA
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