What actually is Diksha?

It is a subtle transfer of the divine energy of a Guru into the heart, soul and body of a disciple. This
pure energy initiates a process of change in the person which ultimately leads to destruction of all
evil and negative tendencies, and spurt of creative and positive powers which encourage him to
strive for the highest and best in both the spiritual and material fields. When the Guru gives Diksha
a flow of energy takes place from Him to the disciple, which can be in any form – spoken words in
the form of Mantras, subtle radiation emitted from the eyes or gentle warmth from a touch on the
forehead with the thumb. But the Sadguru is not limited to these means. Instead He can transfer
His energy across continents and give Diksha through the medium of a photograph as well. But
Diksha cannot be had so easily as it seems. Firstly only when one’s good luck is running does one
have the inclination to go in for spiritual initiation. Then secondly one has to find or come across
a real Guru who can transform one’s life. And even if one does one has to devote oneself fully to
benefit from the Diksha.