Stages of Diksha
The first Diksha a Guru gives is called Guru diksha in which the Master takes upon Himself all responsibility of the disciple. But this is in now way a one way process. If the Guru assumes total responsibility it also becomes the duty of the disciple to devote himself fully in the feet of the Guru, to immerse himself in His love, to have full faith in Him and to regularly chant the Guru Mantra given by the Guru as specified by Him. This might seem a very easy thing to do but it is most challenging to keep up with this practice lifelong. And this regular spiritual communication proves to be a very subtle yet strong link between the disciple and the Guru through which all desires, problems, thoughts of the disciple are conveyed to the Guru and thus it enables Him to transmit solutions, suggestions and warnings regarding future dangers back to the disciple. The more one devotes one self in the Guru after having had this Diksha the more benefit one gets of the immense divine powers of the Guru. Then besides Guru Diksha the master can give many more Dikshas depending on what specific problem one faces in life or what sort of success one desires in life. Among some of such Dikshas are Lakshmi Diksha for wealth, Manokamna Poorti Diksha for fulfilment of wishes, Kundalini Jagran Diksha for spiritual upliftment and activation of Kundalini, Kayakalp Diksha for perfect health, Sheeghra Vivah Diksha for quick marriage, Sammohan Diksha for a hypnotic personality, Karya Safalta Diksha for success in some particular task, Sarva Baadha Nivarann Diksha for riddance from specific problems, Shatru Daman Diksha for victory over foes in disputes etc. Thus it can be seen that there are Dikshas for all purposes and through them the Guru transfers a particular type of power which enables the disciple to overcome the very problem he faces. The power transferred by the Guru also acts in another manner when it nullifies the evil effects of his past Karmas, bad stars or misfortune that are causing him or her trouble. And once this happens then not only is the problem easily solved rather one makes swift progress in life. Besides Sadhanas for material gains there are Dikshas for the specific purpose of spiritual upliftment too. Such Dikshas ensure success in Sadhanas and Mantra rituals and could enable one to have the divine glimpse of one’s deity. But this does not imply that once the disciple obtains Diksha, he should feel that now rest of the task, of soul awakening, is of the Guru and neither should he start to lead a life of indulgence. Just as a body is cleansed daily by taking a bath, the same way in order to cleanse the soul and to enlighten it, it is necessary to keep obtaining new Dikshas. When a Guru feels that his disciple wants to get success in Sadhna through his continuous service for the Guru and he has also performed some Sadhna practices but due to certain reasons he is not getting success in his Sadhna. The reason for his failure may be the influence of his previous life or he may be committing some kind of error during Sadhna or he may not have concentrated his mind thoroughly during Sadhna, necessary for success. In a nut shell this implies that the disciple is facing failure in his Sadhna due to some obscure reasons and his body has not yet attained as much spiritual strength as is essential for the achievement of success. In that situation, a Guru with his kind grace imparts in his disciple, forcibly, some power of penance and spiritual strength assimilated in his own body so that the disciple is able to achieve full success or Siddhi in the field of Sadhna practices.