What is knowledge? Or what does the term "knowledge" exactly mean? A man holds that the information he receives through his five senses alone constitutes knowledge. The process of acquiring knowledge through human perception depends on three basic elements. They are the source or origin, the medium or channel and the target or destination of knowledge. The veracity and comprehensiveness of knowledge thus acquired is based upon the quality of the constituent elements. The inherent defects in the constituent elements of knowledge defy acquisition of complete knowledge of any object in this world.
Why is it imperative that knowledge should be complete and comprehensive? Is it not enough if one is satisfied with whatever little knowledge he possesses? Knowledge is power. Comprehensive knowledge gives absolute power over everything.
Three things make people happy. They are health, wealth and knowledge. Health and wealth have physical limitations. There is virtually no limitation on the quantum of knowledge that one may acquire. The more knowledgeable one becomes, the more happiness he is bound to derive out of his intellectual treasure. Gain unbounded knowledge and you are bound to reap unbounded happiness.
The big question here is how anyone can acquire absolute knowledge of anything? We know that every thing in our universe is in the process of evolution with the result knowledge on any subject is ever increasing and the learning pace of a human being can never cope up with the increasing knowledge-base of an object.
Our ancient sages knew it is futile to win this never ending race of gaining transient knowledge by running after the objects. They have devised ingenious ways to gain absolute knowledge by taking shelter in the ultimate and absolute source of all knowledge. That haven is the lotus feet of the Supreme Being, the Knowledge of all Knowledge. Treading on the paths shown by our ancient sages we are sure to experience eternal bliss bestowed by absolute and real knowledge.
Among the sages, there is a rare clan known as "Siddhas". A siddha is one who always resides in God and in whom God resides for ever. Siddhas are highly evolved souls. It is blasphemous to call the siddhas as evolved "souls" even, as they have no separate entity secondary to the Almighty and they remain completely merged in the Supreme Being. At the instance of the Almighty they occasionally take births as human beings, devas, small creatures, reptiles and so many other forms and carry out their ordained duties in the exact manner ordered by the Supreme Being.
The siddhas receive all the secrets of the universe - creation, manifestation, ultimate merger with the Almighty - from the Supreme Being Himself. Their knowledge can alone be claimed as correct, genuine and ultimate on any subject. The information thus received is stored and preserved by them in the form of "nadi". Nadi may be conceived as the store-house of information in the akasa - the finest of the five elements.
Similar to the ancestral dynasty of the human beings which flows as a blood relationship from father through son, the dynasty of the siddhas is survived through the master-to-disciple relationship. The dynasty of siddhas known as "Pothiya Muni Sage Dynasty" is headed by Sage Agasthiar, who is also devotedly called as Pothia Muni, by virtue of his holy abode at Pothia Malai in South India. Hailing directly in the Pothia Muni Sage Dynasty is Shri R.V. Venkataraman, Founder of Sri-la-Sri Lobhamatha Agasthiar Ashram, Thiru Annamalai.
This spiritual window carries the divine message of Shri R.V. Venkataraman. It guarantees any sincere seeker of spirituality all health, wealth and eternal bliss one can dream of achieving in this human birth.
We invite all the parched brains craving for knowledge to have a welcome shower in the sacred words of Shri R.V. Venkataraman, who is the treasure of absolute and real knowledge.
We invite all the worried minds tormented by the innumerable miseries heaped on them by the society to relax in the laps of Shri R.V. Venkataraman, who is the Mother Superior waiting with extended hands to embrace the bereaved children.
We invite all the miserable souls who have faced only defeats and failures in their life, to enjoy the joy of success and fulfillment by the spiritual guidance assured by Shri R.V. Venkataraman through his simple and plain siddhopanishad teaching.
THERE ARE NUMBERS BEYOND 9
Never a day passes without numbers. We cannot imagine a world without numbers. But quite a few know the value of numbers and the correct way of using numbers. As we said earlier only Siddhas know the value of each number in the numeric system and the correct way of using them. Siddhas claim that it takes a minimum period of twenty years for a human being to master the ways of harnessing the values of each number. As such, mastery of the numbers remains beyond the span of human life. One need not become disheartened by the inability to become a master of the numbers. To start with one can become a master of one's favourite number. Then he can go on mastering the other numbers. Generally, what can be one's favourite number. Naturally one's date of birth, date of birth of one's spouse, dates of birth of the children. Some may take the date of birth of their beloved friends, lover, etc. Others may like the date of birth of his revered Guru, father, mother, etc. Patriots may take the date of independence of their country, State, etc. The formation of numbers is made in such a way that the total adds up to a single number. For example number 29 will be construed as 2. 2+9 adds up to 11. Again 1+1 is equal to 2.
Having selected the number liked by one's heart, what is the method of harnessing its full value?
If the above practices are strictly and devotedly followed by any person
for a period of 20 years, he can become a master of number 3. Similarly there are specific
practices for other numbers.
It is now evident that no human being can become a master of all the nine numbers in a single life. Never mind, you become a master of your favourite number first. That itself will give you a great insight into a human life and the very purpose of your existence in this world. Peace and happiness will settle in and around you. You will become a roaming Devata showering love and affection to each and everything that your eyes gaze upon.
When you become a master of all the nine numbers what will happen? Then only and then only you will become aware of the numbers beyond 9. Only those who have mastered all the 9 numbers and the mysterious number 0, qualify to know the numbers beyond the known numeric system which begins with 1 and ends with 9.
THE BENEVOLENT NUMBER BEYOND 9
Have you ever wondered what is the purpose of the things which we find in the
universe all around us? No doubt, everything which we witness around us is the creation of
the Almighty. Everything in the universe is the creation of God. They are in the form of God.
They represent God. THEY ARE GOD. T H E Y A R E G O D. T H E Y A R E G O D.
All the religions in the world, all great philosophers, all holy men, all sacred sages are
reiterating this simple fact all along. At the same time this simple fact eludes every
one, every human being in our present day society with the result we see war and enmity
To save the present day humanity from the clutches of racial difference, economical inequity, communal narrow-mindedness and religious bigotry, our Siddhas have propounded the concept of Kusa, the benevolent and the beneficial number beyond 9.
THE ORIGIN OF KUSAM
Kusam is a number. It is pronounced as Ku (as in kural) and Saa. This number was kept as a divine secret all these years. The age of this divine number may be traced to the time of creation of our universe. Out of great benevolence and grace of the Supreme Lord Arunachala, the Navanatha Siddhas have revealed the secrets of this benevolent number kusam to the Supreme Sage Agasthya, who is the Chief of Thiru Kayilaya Pothia Muni Dynasty. Through Sage Agasthya the secret was delivered to Sri-la-Sri Idiyapaa Esa Siddha Swamigal who has condescended to deliver the secrets out of great tapas to His chose disciple, Shri R.V. Venkataraman Swamigal who is the Founder of Sri-la-Sri Lobhamatha Agasthiar Ashram, Thiru Annmalai.
Sri Renganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam
There is a type of grass called kusam in Sanskrit. In Tamil we call it darpai pull. It has got very good divine properties. This divine grass was brought by the ancient rishis from Deva Lokha for the benefit of the mankind. It acts as a divine messenger between the human beings and their forefathers who live in other worlds. We can deliver the foods and drinks required by our forefathers through this divine courier service through two important ingredients, i.e. sesame and water droplets. The similarity between the grass kusam and the number kusam is that both of them were brought by the rishis, the purpose of their introduction into this world is for alleviating the miseries of the human beings and to uplift the downtrodden mass who live in eternal unhappiness and poverty. The grass kusam and the number kusam will multiply four times for bestowing benevolent benefit to the mankind. However, these divine instruments require the guidance of a Sat Guru, i.e. spiritual master and the unstinted obedience and total surrender by the disciple to the spiritual master. The method of multiplication of the kusam number will be dealt with in detail in the following pages.
NUMERIC VALUE OF KUSAM
The numeric value of the number kusam lies some where between 9 and 10 in our present day numeric system. Its value is above 9 but below 10. As you may construe, it is not 9.5 exactly. This kusam value gets repeated after all the 9s i.e. after 9, 19, 29, 39,.... 109, 119, ... etc. The next kusam after 9, will lie between 19 and 20. However, at present Siddhas have revealed the secrets of the kusam after 9 only.
NATURE OF KUSAM
The number kusam which lies after 9 is a whole number. It is not at all a fraction. Is Kusa odd or even number? The answer to this question is very subtle. It needs spiritual approach to this subject rather than mathematical evaluation. We will explain why. The effect of kusam number is even whereas the kusam number itself may be odd or even. Alternatively, the qualitative value is even whereas the quantitative value may be odd or even. The application of kusa concept results in even effect. The effect that gives the effect may be an odd or even kusa number. These words may seem to be very much intriguing at the first glance. As you proceed further with the application of the kusa concept, the real value of the effect and the quantitative nature of the kusam number will become evident. To understand KUSA fully one must understand the Supreme Being Itself. Kusa cannot be categorically classified as odd or even, in the manner you cannot classify a knife as good or bad. Depending on the purpose for which it is used, whether for cutting an apple or for cutting a person's throat, the knife becomes a positive or negative object. One certain thing about kusa is that it can never be used for a negative purpose or for evil effect. Its application always brings benevolent and positive effect to the mankind. That is the very purpose of its being brought by the Siddhas to this world.
KUSA THE EVER POSITIVE CONCEPT
As narrated earlier, the concept of kusa, though difficult to understand can be put to many positive uses in our daily lives. The profound positive application derived from the concept of Kusa is useful to the entire mankind. The modern man finds it difficult to win his daily bread, to own a decent home for his dwelling and to foster his children with healthy amenities. The cost of living is steadily increasing day by day and the normal living itself appears to be a nightmare except for a few who are blessed with huge wealth. The only solution for all the present day material deficiencies is the concept of KUSA dedicated by the Siddhas. One human life is not sufficient to have an iota of a glimpse into the application of the concept of KUSA. Only certain human areas which have immediate interest to our present world are presented here. Please go through these concepts step by step and enrich your life materially, financially and spiritually.
APPLICATION OF KUSA PRINCIPLE
The application of the concept of Kusa is very simple. In Tamil language, the application of the concept may be described as, "naangaai virindhu irandil adanguvathu kusam". The English translation is, "expansion to four parts and settlement in two parts". The concept is illustrated through the following images of Rupee notes which we use in our daily life. Please note the four steps in the implementation of the kusa concept.
Example 1 :
Suppose you have four 500-Rupee notes with you. You can apply the concept of Kusa as follows :
Step 1. Take two notes and spread them in a row.
Step 2. Take the remaining two notes and spend them in the second row.
Step 3. Add the two notes in the second row.
Step 4. Add the two notes in the first row.
Start spending the two notes (Rupees 1000) in the first row.
After you have spent Rs. 1000 in the first row, you can spend the balance of Rs. 1000 in the second row.
Example 2 :
Suppose you have 400 one-hundred Rupee notes aggregating to Rs. 40,000 with you. You can apply the concept of Kusa to each set of four one-hundred Rupee notes as detailed in Example 1.
Another method of application of the concept as stated below is also possible.
Step 1. Arrange the one-hundred Rupee notes into four bunches of one hundred pieces in each bunch.
Step 2. Spread the four bunches in two rows and two columns.
Step 3. Combine the 200 notes in the second row into one bunch.
Step 4. Combine the 200 notes in the first row into one bunch.
Step 5. Start using the 200 notes (Rs. 20,000) in the first row.
Step 6. After you have exhausted the first row, the notes in the second row can be utilized.
Example 3 :
Suppose you have 30 kilograms of rice or wheat with you. You can apply the concept of Kusa as follows :
Step 1. Spread evenly the entire 30 kilograms of the grain on the floor or a mat.
Step 2. Make four equal divisions of the grain in two rows and two columns.
Step 3. Merge the two divisions of the grains in the first row.
Step 4. Merge the two divisions of the grains in the second row.
Step 5. Arrange to store separately the grains in the first row and those in the second row.
Step 6. Start using the grains in the first row and after you exhaust them you can use the grains in the second row.
From the foregoing examples, it will be now clear that the application of the concept of Kusa involves the following two steps in essence.
Step 1. Expansion to four parts.
Step 2. Containing the expanded material in two parts.
BENEFITS OF KUSA
The benefits you derive from the application of the concept of Kusa is unbelievable and beyond all your imagination. They bestow the following boons.
The concept of Kusa can be put to use in many of our daily activities to get monetary benefit as well as divine patronage. Once you understand the basic steps it is easy to use the concept in all our walks of life. The specialty of the concept is that it needs no extra expenditure! We have received number of letters from the devotees who have applied the concept of Kusa in various fields and the benefits which they derived from that. Some of the experiences are detailed below to give you an idea of its practical application in your routine life.
One of our devotees is performing annadhanam (poor feeding) on pournami days every month. The annadhana prasadam (food) is served on "mandhara" leaves. Mandhara leaf has very good medicinal value. The medicinal value is not spoiled by the hot food served on it. The leaves can also be stored and preserved for long periods. The leaves are sold in bunches, each bunch containing 50 leaves. The devotee wanted to experience the effect of Kusa on the mandhara leaves.
He made ready two sets of mandhara leaves each set containing 500 leaves. That is his normal requirement for pournami annadhanam every month. On one set he applied the concept of Kusa. The leaves were tied up in bunches each containing 50 no. Every time 200 no. mandhara leaves were spread in two rows and two columns and the resulting 100 leaves from the first row were used in the first instance, followed by the second row leaves of ` 100 no. The process was repeated till all the 500 leaves were exhausted.
All the leaves used in the above annadhanam had the Kusa effect. The positive effect became evident immediately on their use. In one particular instance, two leaves were given to two friends who had come for receiving the annadhana prasadam. One of the friends suggested that they did not require two leaves. One leaf was sufficient for both of them and returned the other leaf. They received two units of prasadam on one leaf and shared the food between them!
The positive effect and benevolent gift of the Kusa concept is thus evident from the above experience. The said experience resulted in saving of one leaf for one bunch of 50 leaves. In the end when the annadhanam for 500 persons was completed, the devotee had spent only 450 leaves against an estimated quantity of 500 leaves, leaving a surplus of 50 leaves!
The experiment was repeated for the leaves that did not receive any Kusa effect. Annadhanam was conducted in the normal manner with the non-Kusa leaves. In one particular instance, the leaf given was torn and the devotee had to give additional leaf for serving annadhana prasadam. In another instance, the leaf selected was full of holes, requiring another leaf for replacement. The net result was a total of 560 leaves had to be utilised for the same quantity of prasadam distribution to 500 persons.
This is one of the millions of instances of how the Siddhas of the Eternity always bring grace and prosperity to the bereaved and troubled minds of our mundane world through various concepts. The benevolent concept of Kusa is one such gift of the Siddhas!
One of our devotees was the owner of a grocery shop. He planned to put 10 tube lights in his shop. He arranged all the ten tube lights in a single row. He counted all the tube lights saying, one, two, three, ...., nine, kusam. Please note this is another method of the application of the concept of kusam. When you have 10 or more articles, you can start the counting from one and when you reach the tenth article in order, you should count the tenth article as "KUSAM" and not as "ten". When your counting takes place in this manner, the counted articles will have the KUSA effect.
After the tube lights were counted in the required manner, they were handed over to the electrician one by one as and when required by him. Nine tube lights were fitted in the places indicated by the shop owner. When the tenth tube light was about to be fixed, the electrician inspected the area where the proposed tube light was to be fixed. Upon inspection he came with the idea, that the tenth tube light was not required there. The ninth tube light which had already been fitted was in such a manner that it will cover the remaining place of the tenth tube light. Any tube light fixed there would only be redundant. There was saving of one tube light for ten tube lights!
You can thus achieve the effect of ten articles with just nine articles only! Experience and enjoy the Kusa concept of the eternal Siddhas to your heart's content!
The following is the experience of a medical practitioner. One day a patient who was afflicted with severe injury on his right leg and bruises all over the body was brought to the clinic. The patient got involved in a road accident. He was crying loudly unable to bear the severe pain of the injuries. There were three beds in the clinic and the Doctor put the patient in the middle bed. When there are three articles in a row, the article in the middle will receive the KUSA effect. This is another concept of Kusa. similarly, when there are more than two houses in a street, the second house from the beginning of the street will receive the Kusa effect.
The positive effects of Kusa showered the blessings of the Siddhas on the patient. Within few hours of his admission, the patient became highly relieved of his pains. Within a week, all the bruises got cured. The injured leg was set and the unbearable agony was relieved to a great extent. He was discharged from the clinic within two weeks. He returned home with renewed confidence and energy.
These experiences may be quite unbelievable! Yet, they are true. You too can experience the grace, love and affection of the Siddhas by practising the benevolent concept of Kusa as narrated above.
Kusa is a worldwide concept applicable to the entire mankind. Students, housewives, businessmen, doctors, agriculturists, etc. can all practise the concept of Kusa and derive economic prosperity. The practice of Kusa ensures world peace, harmony among nations and international brotherhood. Kusa is the panacea for all the modern evils like greed, lust, anger, bribery, hatred, betrayal, etc.
The concept of Kusa can effectively be used in the field of medicine, astrology, agriculture, commerce, research, education, etc. to bring only positive effect. Kusa is the only science without any evil effect. Kusa is the only science beyond misuse by an evil mind.
NUMEROLOGY AND KUSA
The present concept of numerology is considered to be nothing but the study of numbers. The date of birth of an individual is taken for the study and its influence on the individual's actions is analysed. The Siddhas concept of numerology has got very wide application. The creation of our universe and all the living and non-living beings and things in the universe, their existence and their final disappearance - everything dwells around this simple concept of numerology. A deeper study in our daily life will clearly reveal that from birth to death, from morn till night our every action and deed revolves around numbers. There are numbers and numbers all around. It is not enough if we study the influence of the numbers contained in our date of birth alone. As narrated earlier all the nine numerals should be mastered before we end our human life. As this seems to be a mammoth task, at least a few numbers may be mastered in one's short life span. Even that may pose to be an arduous task for the present man. Here comes the divinely boon of KUSA bestowed by our Siddhas! Master Kusa, you have mastered at least the positive aspects of the numbers and their influence on you and around you.
ALL POSITIVE NUMBERS
It is the innate nature of man to be always good. Man is godly by nature. To become united with this godliness of men Siddhas of Eternity have devised various means and the concept of KUSA is one among them. By applying the concept of Kusa in our daily, any body can become fully aware of the innate godliness in him. Because KUSA is always positive and godly.
CALCULATION OF KUSA NUMBERS
The calculation of Kusa number for any given number involves just two steps i.e. multiplying the given number by 4 and dividing the product by 2. The quotient thus arrived at is the kusa number for the given number. The simple formula for calculating the kusa number is, k = 4g/2, where k is kusa number, g is the given number for which you need kusa number.
Please study the following examples carefully.
Example 1 : Let the given number be 3.
Step 1 : Multiply the given number by 4.
i.e. 3 x 4 = 12
Step 2 : Divide the product by 2.
i.e. 12/2 = 6.
Thus, the KUSA number for 3 is 6.
Example 2 : Let the given number be 7.
Step 1 : Multiply the given number by 4.
i.e. 7 x 4 = 28
Step 2 : Divide the product in step 1 by 2.
i.e. 28/2 = 14
Step 3 : Add the components of the numerals in step 2.
i.e. 1+4 = 5
Thus, the KUSA number for 7 is 5.
Example 3 : Let the given number be 26.
Step 1 : Convert the given number into a single digit number by adding up the components.
i.e. 2+6 = 8.
Step 2 : Proceed as above and calculate KUSA number for 8.
The KUSA number for 26 is calculated as 7.
On glancing the formula for calculating the kusa number, k=4g/2, one may be tempted to think that the formula may be simplified as k=2g. In our normal arithmetic concept the above simplification holds good and both the formulae give the same result. However, it should be clearly borne in mind that the formula k=2g will never have the kusa effect. Here "naangai virindhu irandil adangum" effect is absent. As such the formula k=2g will not have the Kusa effect. The reason for this involves too many issues which lie beyond the scope of this article.
Proceeding in the above lines, the Kusa numbers for all the nine numbers will be as follows :
BOON GRANTED BY KUSA NUMBERS
Kusa numbers always bring positive results. We want positive results from all our actions. No body wants to be defeated. Victory is our only concern in all our attempts. If we start using Kusa numbers in our daily activities, our life becomes full of joy and achievement. The Kusa numbers may be applied in hundreds of ways. A few avenues are explained below for easy understanding.
Briefly speaking, whenever you think of numbers, think of Kusa. The benefits are immense and innumerable.
HARNESS THE MYSTERIOUS 13
All numbers are the products of the Almighty. Being part of the Almighty all the numbers have divine qualities. It is up to the human beings to identify the divinity in each number and use it in the right method and for the right purpose for which it was created.
Adding the two components of 13 i.e. 1+3, we get 4 which has the Asura God Rahu as its Ruling Deity. Rahu is the most powerful of the Deities who rule Time. No. 4 acquires importance because of its importance in every aspect of our life.
4th house in the horoscope which rules family, mother, business, education, etc.
4th phase of the moon
Persons born on 4th or combinations like 13, 22 will function independently and it is very difficult to control them. Worship of Lord Subramanya will guide such persons in the right direction. Our present yuga, Kuli Yuga is praised by Siddhas as the most beneficial of all the four yugas. It is easy to get great yogic powers and siddhis in kali yuga. You can also get the final liberation from all sorrows in kali yuga. Kali yuga is called as the Mukthi Yuga by the Siddhas.
The best way to harness the positive aspects of 13 or 4 is by commencing an activity on the 4th day and completing it on the 8th day. Siddhas' verse goes that "one who commences an activity on 13th or its combination will complete it on 8th, the result that he will achieve is certain to be accomplished." If he completes the activity on 2nd it will continue, or the activity will grow.
START ON 4 END ON 8
This is an easy way to success in every walk of your life. There are many on-going activities in our daily life. Construction of a house, training projects, digging well, sowing seeds, reaping harvests, searching for a document, oil exploration, new mines development, undergoing medical treatments, etc. Commence these activities on day 4 or combinations like 13, 22 and complete the activities on day 8 or combinations like 17, 26. You are bound to succeed in your attempt. Searching activities become fruitful when commenced on 4 and ended on 8. Doctors can effectively use this 4 and 8 formula for treating their patients quickly. They should plan their medical course in such a way that their course of medicines start on day 4 and end on day 8. This will surely bring a curing effect on the patients and mitigate their sufferings to a great extent.
PROSPERITY KNOCKS AT DOOR NO. 13
Whatever said about the positive aspects of 13, still certain minds do not accept
number 13. To avoid the effects of 13, some people prefer to note their door number of
their house or Bank locker number as 12A. The irony of it is that 12A is also equivalent
to 13, since in numerology A is assigned the value of 1. (1+2+A = 4!). If you want to
augment the positive features of your house bearing door number 13, planting and maintaining
a neem tree in the Ambal temple or Mariamman temple is the simplest remedy. The same holds
good for those dwell in houses bearing door no. 8 or its combination.
In addition to this, worship of Sri Ganapathi, who has got unbroken right tusk and holding modhagam on one hand and the other hand showering grace on us, is very much beneficial to those persons who are born on 13 or who dwell in houses bearing door number 13. Alternatively, such people can worship Sri Ganapathi who has lotus on His two hands.