To attain Eternal Bliss or Godly status a man must practice alms-giving and meditation. To practice alms giving or charity he needs wealth. Even if he is wealthy, he should be generous. Even if he is generous to carry out the noble acts of charity, he should have a conducive environment, place and scrupulous followers. For all these he needs the great blessings of Guru Sri Agathiar. For meditation or prayer he must be aware us whom he must pray to and obtain the blessings. Even if he has this awareness, he must be taught as to what and how he must seek in his prayer. He must also be taught as to when and how long he must meditate or pray. Otherwise people will stumble without knowing how to realize God.
Hence a Preceptor or Teacher should be available to him who can guide the disciple with all His rich experience. To be fortunate to have such a Preceptor or Guru the man needs the great blessings of Guru Sri Agathiar. So his daily prayer to Guru Sri Agathiar must comprise of his humble request for Guru Sri Agathiar’s blessings to practice charity and meditation with his submission that he realizes that those two would be impossible without the holy blessings of Sri Agathiar. He must realize that without those two practices it would be impossible to attain Eternal Bliss. He must surrender that even the prayer itself is the result of mercy shown by the Great Guru Sri Agathiar and realize that all the above are only due to his own virtues or good deeds
Whereas the true path to attain godly status is:
- To love and be affectionate to his parents.
- To respect the feelings of their spouse.
- To execute a parent’s duty for the well being of their children.
- To earn money in a righteous way.
- To use such money and wealth for the will being of the family members,friends, relatives and practice alms giving to the poor around him.
- To pray or meditate by chanting the holy mantra “Om Agatheesaya Nama” for 10 minutes both in the morning and evening in order to be blessed with the Great Divine Knowledge and also the determination to attain it through continuous prayer and meditation.
Only the people with real sense and knowledge will make use of their family life and will not develop any hatred for the worldly affair. They will enjoy the spiritual improvement. But they will realize that it would take many years to enjoy the heavenly experience and maintain patience till then. .
TWith an intention to attain Godly status, some practice breathing exercise (Pranayama). When they hold their breath for a long time they get acute stomachache, ulcer and will suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure), indigestion and dysentery. There will be swelling in their arms, legs, stomach and they will face untimely death leaving behind their wife and children as orphans. The reasons for this are the absence of the true Guru in their life and the chasing ill effects of their vices or bad deeds.