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From: Francesco
To: shuddha
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2000 4:30 PM
Subject: R: info requested

Hi and thanks about your message and interest. I have read some of the Web pages on Akram Vigyan but I still don't quite get what the practice is all about.
1) What is vidhi ?

It is the scientific process of the Gnani in which the real You...the "I" in Francesco is separated from the worldly Franscesco.
The separation is an awareness that is established within you. You are currently aware that you are Francesco. After the vidhi of 48 minutes you become aware that you are pureSoul, and your identification with Franscesco is like that of a neighbor. Francesco becomes your first neighbor. You are internally separated from from the thoughts, speech and acts of Francesco. Now you are involved with the thoughts , words and acts  and you say that these are my thoughts, my speech etc and after the Vidhi you become the exact observer of these thoughts and words. So a separtion has occurred between that which is temporary and changing and is ultimately going to die...this body, acts, and thoughts, and the permanent , the real and the eternal which is the real you...the I in the one who says my name is Franscesco.

The vidhi is simple. You do not have to do anything. You simply have to repeat the words that The Gnani asks you to repeat. There is no transfer of any power from the Gnani to you. You are merely waking up to the exact reality of your existence in this world. That simply is Self Realization. Currently you have a false identification with Franscesco. Francesco is the name given to this body of yours, you are not Francesco. You are the divine eternal Presence within this thoughts, speech and act complex called Fransceco by the world. That divine eternal presence needs to be realized and is the final aim of human birth.

The vidhi process also makes you realize the nature of the doer in this world.  These two components, who am I? and who is running this universe? is all you need to know. This is the knowledge of liberation. This liberation is experienced after the vidhi. The vidhi is simply is a process.

There is no exchange of anything. All that is required of you is to accept that in these matters of freedom and true internal bliss and the science of the Self, you do not know anything and that is why you are asking the Gnani Purush to grace you with the knowledge. You are the Lord yourself but you do not have the key to access the infinite power and the strength of the Lord within you. Coming back to your real Self, means coming home and this is the dissolution of the ego. Ego is defined by the Gnani as
" I am Francesco."

There is no exchange of money and you are not required to do anything after the vidhi.

The Gnani explains five cardinal sentences and principles or key instructions for you to understand called 5 Agnas after the vidhi. These give you protection so that you will not slip or lose the experience of the Self that you have acquired in the vidhi.

There is no hypnosis, occult psychology or anything wierd done in the vidhi. You are simply asked to repeat special sentences of The Akram Vignani which separate you from that which is the non self...anatma from the Self...atma. The process is extraordinary and beyond words.

The vidhi is typically done in Gujarati. Pujya Niruben does perform it in English for some who do not know the language.

2) Is there something to do or are disciples "done", so to speak?

There is nothing to do after the above mentioned grace of the Gnani. The disciples are done, in that their work is done. The final knowledge has been attained. There is nothing further to do except to increase the experience of the bliss of the Self through an aware understanding related application of the five sentences which are cardinal. After the separation from Franscesco, you remain in bliss and Francesco's work in daily life will be observed as simply being done, without any hassles or friction.

3) What are the preparations involved?

There are no preparations to be done. The science is new and unique and does not call for any readiness, study, spiritual practice, fasts or renunciations.  All that is necessary is the arrangements to meet the Gnani and request this Gnan...the knowledge that separates you from Francesco in the Vidhi. Of course, all residual doubts must be cleared by asking as many questions as you want to, to the Gnani. You are doing the right thing. You have studied extensive material on the web.

There is nothing that you can not ask a Gnani.

4) Are there any qualifications to be fulfilled in order to qualify for "initiation", if you call it that?

Traditionally the initiation means that you will have to follow what The Guru tells you. This is not a Guru disciple path. The Gnani refuses to be a traditional worldly guru. He gives you your Sadguru...internal guru. He liberates you from all worldly gurus.
On the day of the vidhi you become eternal and beyond births and deaths. Exact application of the Agnas of the Gnani will give you bliss that is of the Lord Himself. Thereafter there are no worldly instructions to follow. Those who hover around the Gnani do so out of sheer love and reverence for Him who liberates, amidst all the pains and misery of the world.

5) Is there a practice to follow after initiation?

The only practice that needs to be cultivated is the practice of following the five agnas of the Gnani which perpetuates the Bliss of The Self.

6) Can a disciple have another guru and follow Akram Vigyan?

Absolutely yes. As mentioned above the guru is for the relative world. The Gnani is for liberation from the relative world.
The guru will tell you to do something...The Gnani will tell you that nothing need to be done. The guru has an ego...The Gnani is egoless. If one has a guru, fine. The guru will be seen as  he is in true light with the Knowledge of The Self. The Akram Vignani gave Gnan to a few religious gurus.

7) Are there any centers in Europe?

No, but the way you are asking these questions, we may have a first center in Italy in future. This science is simply very new and the world has not awakened to it yet.

8) What has your experience been of AV
and anything else you may want to add?

My words... is my experience. The real experience is beyond words. The web site will give you glimpses of my experience.
Some of them have spilled over into my poetry for the Gnani. I am just one of the thousands who have been graced with an ever increasing bliss within...For nearly ten years now, since my awakening , I am totally free from within, free from worries, anger, greed or any persistent desires. I am the child of The Gnani. The family of the Gnani all over the world marvel at the presence of selfless love in all mahatmas...term used by the Gnani for all those who are liberated.

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