How can you become Sannyasi of Nithyananda Order ?

Fundamental  Requirements for being a Sannyasi/ Sannyasini or Brahmachari/ Brahmacharini of the Nithyananda order

  1. Being established in the four tattvas of integrity, authenticity, responsibility and enriching oneself and others.
  2. Cognizing and operating from the understanding that the founder of Nithyananda Mission, Paramahamsa Nithyananda is the supreme spiritual authority of and cognized and revered as a rare living incarnation or God in the Nithyananda Mission.
  3. Being established in the space of “Guruvak is life” – Fulfilling the word of the Master is life. This is the rare privilege of having a life free of confusion as every step is guided by the highest intelligence – the space of a living incarnation. The word of the Master is always to take one to enlightenment.
  4. Being established in the space of positivity, possibility, leadership and enlightenment.
  5. Cognizing and operating from the space of commitment to Nithyananda the guru (Master), Nithyanandham (His teachings) and Nithyananda sangha (His ideological community).
  6. Constantly expanding into new possibilities, taking more responsibility and enriching oneself and others
  7.  Living the 5 vows of sannyas: brahmacharya (celibacy in thought, word and deed), satya (truth), asteya (non-stealing), aparigraha (living with minimal possessions) and ahimsa (non-violence in thought, word and deed). These 5 vows lead one to the highest inner and outer space, and true freedom.

    If you are wondering how celibacy is freedom, you need to know that more than three-quarters of an average person's life is lost in the responsibilities arising from self-created bondages. Celibacy is freedom from the bondages that come by and through relationships and marriage. It gives you the freedom to fulfill the responsibilities you believe in, rather than the reasonless responsibilities you get into through the commitments in relationships and marriage.

 

Nithyananda Order Sannyasis Training 

Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam ashrams and Nithyananda Sannyas Prashikshan Kendras (Sannyas Training Institutes) are living energy fields, established to teach people the science of living enlightenment and to constantly expand in life.

The spiritual headquarters of Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam and Nithyananda Sannyas Prashikshan Kendra is located at the energy field of Bidadi ashram.

Every sannyasi, sannyasini, brahmachari and brahmacharini needs to follow the spiritual practices, and commit his time and energy towards Nithyananda Mission work as well as radiate the lifestyle as shown and taught by Paramahamsa Nithyananda.

Every sannyas candidate entering the Nithyananda Mission has to undergo a probation period of 3 months.

Daily ashram routine is mandatory for every sannyasi, sannyasini, brahmachari and brahmacharini and consists of the following:

1)     Developing a Yogic body

a.       The yogic body is one that has all the 4 qualities of strength, stamina, flexibility and physique. It is a must to prepare the body as the muscle memory, biomemory and bioenergy need to be prepared to hold the high energy of kundalini awakening and enlightenment. To achieve this, all sannyasis build their bodies during the morning akhada practice. This includes waking up before the sun rises and doing akhada practice during the brahma muhurta (1 and half hours before sunrise) and actively doing intense yoga and weights training. This is done with deep long breathing that should reach the knees and there should be at least 1200 such long breaths per day.

2)     Developing a Vedic mind

a.       The Vedic mind is established in the space of high energy and the power of devotion. Every day starts with offering gratitude to the lotus feet of the Master through Pada Puja. 

b.      This is followed by the morning satsang (in India it is morning time)– where the Master gives one the understanding and experience of the Ultimate through discourse, meditation, yoga, kriya, samyamas and deeper processes.

c.       The rest of the day continues with being established in the space of the 4 tattvas and operating from the space of positivity, possibility, leadership and enlightenment. The tangible measure of this is seen in the responsibility a sannyasi, sannyasini, brahmachari or brahmacharini takes up in his or her department or role.

The 3 Orders of Nithyananda Sannyas

There are 3 orders in the sannyas order of Nithyananda sampradaya:

1.      Sannyasi / Sannyasini

A sannyasi (male)/ sannyasini (female) is one who has been initiated by the Master into poorna sannyas.

Sannyas is a lifetime commitment to living the life of sannyas, being established in the space of the 4 tattvas of integrity, authenticity, responsibility and enriching oneself and others; and living very moment in positivity, possibility, leadership and enlightenment.

A sannyasi or sannyasini should be capable of and take the responsibility of being the Peethadheeshwar (spiritual head) or Sri Mahant (administrative head) of an ashram of Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam.

A sannyasi or sannyasini should be physically, emotionally and psychologically independent of his or her pre-monastic relations.

A sannyasi or sannyasini is the one who has received the sacred kavi (saffron robes) from the Master. The initiation is given after the sannyasi’s commitment to remain in the highest space of the 4 tattvas, beyond the need for completions with any situation of life.

The attire of a sannyasi or sannyasini is the full saffron robes for men and full saffron saree for women.

2.      Naishtika brahmachari / brahmacharini

A naishtika brahmachari or brahmacharini is one who has committed to a lifetime of sannyas but who is in the zone of practicing the 4 tattvas through living the tattvas and completing in the situations of non-integrity with the tattvas. He or she is given the sacred kavi (saffron robe) by the Master during the initiation.

A naishtika brahmachari or brahmacharini should train to become the Peethadheeshwar (spiritual head) or Sri Mahant (administrative head) of an ashram of Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam.

A naishtika brahmachari or brahmacharini should be physically, emotionally and psychologically independent of his or her pre-monastic relations.

A naishtika brahmachari or brahmacharini takes the sacred kavi (saffron robes) from the feet of the Master. This is symbolic of his commitment to remain in the highest space of the 4 tattvas, and completing whenever he or she falls from the space of the 4 tattvas.

The attire of a naishtika brahmachari is the saffron robes for men and saffron saree for women.

3.      Krama brahmachari / brahmacharini

A krama brahmachari or brahmacharini is one who wants to try the life of sannyas and hence takes initiation into brahmacharyam.

A krama brahmachari or brahmacharini takes the sacred kavi (saffron cloth) from the feet of the Master. This is symbolic of his commitment to remain in the highest space of the 4 tattvas, and completing whenever he falls from the space of the 4 tattvas.

A krama brahmachari or brahmacharini commits to living the vows of sannyas during his brahmacharyam period but he or she has the option of moving to a grihastha (married) life at which point he or she should complete with the brahmacharyam initiation by dropping the kavi with the blessings of the Master.

A krama brahmachari or brahmacharini should train to live, radiate and share the 4 tattvas.

A krama brahmachari or brahmacharini should be physically, emotionally and psychologically independent of his or her pre-monastic relations during his brahmacharyam period.

The attire of a brahmachari is the saffron robes for men and saffron saree for women.

Benefits of being in the Nithyananda Sannyas Order

·         Being a direct disciple of rare living incarnation Paramahamsa Nithyananda and grow under his all-knowing guidance.

·         Experience fulfillment through participation in all spiritual and social activities of the Nithyananda Mission.

·         Make a difference to the world by spreading peace, prosperity, fulfillment and living your highest possibility.

Compliance

Guru droha (working against the Master), financial fraud, conduct issues, violation of the 5 vows of brahmacharyam are unacceptable and will result in strict disciplinary action.