Oct 14, 2015
No need for initiation or diksha
"OK, all that sounds just great, but how can I learn Tantra?", and:
"I know no Tantric Master, so how can I advance spiritually with the help of Mother Kali?", or:
"If we need initiation into Kali sadhana, how on Earth are those who are living here in the West ever gonna get initiated?"
Well, in this blog I will address these questions, especially the last one.
Diksha or initiation is indeed an ancient ritual, predating modern era by thousands of years. Diksha is manifold action or situation and is absolutely necessary for certain aspects of Tantric (or other) teachings. In Diksha one receives empowerment from a competent, accomplished and self realized Master. A Master passes on a blessing to a new initiate and thus adds yet one more soul to an unbroken line of Tantric Masters which originates in celestial realms.
Diksha usually involves hearing the initiating mantra along with relevant instructions. Mantra is of course powerful powerful tool (for the lack of a better word) and enables one to swiftly attain the lotus feet of the Goddess of the mantra.
And herein lies one of many problems regarding Diksha or mantra initiation: you simply have to receive the mantra from someone who has already attained that exact Mantra Siddhi (for more info on the subject of Mantra Siddhi please refer to the blog here >> ).
There are also other "complications" involved. The new initiate has to go through preparations, preliminary practices and all sorts of other important things before receiving Diksha. Tantric Goddesses, the ten Mahavidyas, do not allow their grace to flow so easily just to anyone, without any consideration for readiness.
And yet, there is an exempt. There is one Tantric Goddess who readily offers a boon that is free from any obligation or liability imposed by other Goddesses.
Yes, that Goddess is Kali. She is the most powerful among all ten Mahavidyas and also the most merciful one. I have written long and wide about Her mercy on this Blog.
There are many many Kali mantras, depending which aspect of the Great Mother Goddess one approaches. For example, I was initiated long time ago into Kali Tantra by receiving the Kali mantra which connects me with the Adya Shakti, the First One, the Supreme Primordial Goddess, the Source of everything. There are other aspects of Adya Shakti, of course.
And yet, there is one mantra, practice of which requires NO initiation, no preliminary complications and no preparations. This mantra you do not need to be initiated into!
Consider this: how many years, decades or maybe even lifetimes have many of us wandered aimlessly in darkness before we were ready to receive the initiation into Mantra!
And at the same time, there has always been one mantra, THE mantra available to anyone who cares to repeat it.
So, no need for initiation, no need for a (rarely available and even more rarely attainable) Tantric Master. No need for initiation, and no need for anything else most of Tantric initiates have to go through.
What a mercy! Such compassion!
There is a text, a sacred text, dealing with all sorts of mantras, Tantric mantras included, called "The Mantramahodadhi of Mahidhara" where the mantra I am speaking about is presented. There must be thousands of mantras in that sacred text and only one is readily available to anyone.
Page 48, 3rd Taranga states, verse 2-5:
"There is no necessity for the purification by means of Siddha or Sadhya procedures. Nor is there necessity of taxing the mind too much or performing the Purascarana (initiatory rites). This is the queen of Mantras. By merely remembering this one gets the eight Supernatural powers."
Here is the Queen of all Mantras:
krim krim krim hum hum hrim hrim daksine kalika
krim krim krim hum hum hrim hrim swaha
Goddess Kali has invested ALL of Her powers, ALL of Her wisdom and ALL of Her Love into this one mantra.
Let this mantra be the bridge over the troubled waters of this material existence and may the Adya Shakti, Kali Ma, blesses you. Always.
OM KRIM KALI