Vasana Daha Tantra
Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami , 1999-03-29
Today Gurudeva explains the vasana daha tantra, the technique of writing down things that bother you, then burning that paper in a fire. This gets stubborn memories and impressions out of the subconscious mind, and allows us to "take the lesson from the experience."
Today at Kauai Aadheenam, March 29th.
It is the last day of our Vedic astrology phase. We are going on a three-day retreat. So tomorrow, the next day, and the day after, we won't be with you in cyberspace. But the following day, yes we will.
Here is a simple sadhana to perform. Many of you know this. It is called the Vasana Daha Tantra. If you have something on your mind that was not settled before sleep, between you and another person, then it goes into the subconscious mind as a vasana. Or, a thought form that contains the emotions you went through when the happening happened. To get rid of that emotion out of the memory, write it down on a piece of paper, crumple up that paper and burn it up in a garbage can because that is something you do not want to carry around with you.
Many people carry a lot of vasanas and the older they get, the heavier they get; mentally and emotionally heavy. They can lighten up the past by taking the emotion out of the experience and then they are left with only the memory. Then we are left with the lesson out of the experience, so we can help others not to go through the same experiences. It is a wonderful circle. This is called the Vasana Daha Tantra. If you look in 'Dancing With Siva', in the lexicon in the back of the book, you will find it explained very nicely. You can read it under V, vasana. Many people have done 500 hundred pages, and these are 8 1/2 by 11 pages. A lot of writing! Others have done 1,000. Most people manage with 100 or 200 pages to clean up their past, if they are around 35 or 40. Twenty-year olds can do with forty pages, or fifty pages, to get rid of the emotion out of the memory pattern, which is locked in the subconscious mind and influences everything that you do through the day and it even influences your dreams at night.
So, for the next three days, perform the Vasana Daha Tantra. Write down everything that is in your mind. All the negative things that have happened, re- experience the emotion, crumple up that paper, burn it up in an inauspicious fire like a garbage can, and you will see a great difference in yourself by the time we meet again, in our Cyberspace Ashram.
Aum Namah Sivaya.