To attend worship at Kadavul Hindu Temple make a reservation here

Mambashum 3, Kaif and a Life Style, Part 1


Gurudeva's commentary on Mambashum Three--Kaif. The way to kaif, being totally aware of being aware and maintaining the inner life and its blissful experiences. The practice of kanif, the religious contemplative life-style and the study of Shum. The experience of kanif simultaneously with kaif in shumnuhm is summa, a state of pure being often referred to by Paramaguru Yogaswami.

Unedited Transcript:

Now we're moving on to the first part of the third one; Gurudeva's introduction to Mambashum Three.

"The way to kaif is shown in this mambashum, for after simshumbisi is in power, having mastered kasaa [kneeling posture] or nifmasi [padmasana], the karehana currents are transmuted. Then through kalibasa the vumtyeudi currents are transmuted. Niimf becomes simshumbisi; then kaif is the natural next step in the experience. It makes it easy to flow into kaif from simshumbisi if the kanif lifestyle is practiced and the study of Shum persists so that the subconscious is constantly being programmed toward the inner life and its blissful experiences."

There's a very long definition of kanif but I'll only read the first one, gives the idea.


[1] The religious lifestyle found within the structure and the vocabulary of the Shum language. (Which is:)

[2] The perspective of a religious, contemplative way of life that brings a feeling of being at the center of the universe.

So contemplative lifestyle is what kanif means. Means to compliment the practice of meditation. That's what Gurudeva's bringing out. Meditation by itself isn't the whole picture; we need to meditate and then we need a contemplative lifestyle that we follow throughout the day.

Gurudeva's commentary:

"Now we shall study together the third mambashum called the Kaif Mambashum. It sum totals the first two in the series, Tyemmuif Mambashum (the first one), Balikana Mambashum (the second one). Today we study some additional portraits, monograms and collages: imkaif, kanif, niimf, shum [pure color of the inner mind], shumif and amaunuh*. The Kaif Mambashum is of the greatest interest to you at this time in the Saivite pattern of enlightenment. It has, in fact, inherent within it several qualities that will enhance your power of meditation each time you meet it during vigil.

[*amaunuh: Looking into areas of the mind that have been explored by others but never experienced by the looker, observer, except from a distant vantage point. A natye looks into inner states through the mind of his guru.]

"Of course, here again we must first transmute our energies through performing nadi sodhana pranayama. (It's done before the meditation starts.) During the performance of this pranayama, try to hold the breath for five counts or heartbeats, after it has been taken in through the right nostril, prior to letting it out through the left nostril. It is necessary to quickly become quiet and controlled enough to experience kaif, in accordance with the instructions I have given you in the two previous mambashums.

"Kaif, awareness totally aware of being aware, is an easy state to attain instantaneously, but difficult to maintain for any length of time until you are secure in your yoga or shumnuhm. Awareness flows kaif both to the fifth-dimensional portrait kanif and the third-dimensional picture shumnuhm. These two represent the polarization of the shakti of the three worlds, which when experienced simultaneously and merged together lead into a state called kaif. Shumnuhm is the state one arrives in when the mind force and its instinctive and emotional counterparts are transmuted through kalibasa and meditation upon mambashum, energizing rehmtyenali kamshumalinga. At the time shumnuhm is experienced, one should not feel that there is a lower part of his body below the level of his chest. The light and energies are only felt in the chest, throat and head.

"It is through the chest and throat that the vibrations of the Second World are felt, the fourth and fifth dimensions. It is through the head that the radiations through the Third World are recorded, the sixth and seventh dimensions. Therefore, you must understand that the basic concept that this mambashum instructs us to prepare to experience is the perfect state of shumnuhm and kanif simultaneously with kaif, so that when the meditator is not in the state of kaif, he moves only to kanif, or summa, a state of pure being so often referred to by my Guru, Siva Yogaswami. Summa and kanif name the same state to be experienced while in shumnuhm. It is when you have mastered kanif that it feels as if you are floating in air with only enough energy in the lower part of the body to maintain the health of it, so perfect is the shumnikashum, the shumnuhm, the summa, the kanif."

So we have nikashum, of course before which is the withdrawal of energy. This is nikashum with shum in front of it. So shumnikashum is a deeper state.


[1] Feeling the psychic heat while withdrawing prana into the ajna chakra.

And then, rehmtyenali was used. That's the fourth chakra named anahata in Sanskrit.

Thank you very much. Have a wonderful day.

Photo of  Gurudeva
We're here to realize the Self, have that one dramatic experience where everything that we thought was things is turned upside down, and our whole perspective afterwards changes. That is the purpose for living on this Earth.