The Great God Indra, conqueror of evil
Through initiation we enter into communion with beneficial spheres of force of the MacrocosmDuring the Spiritual Summer Yoga Camp in Costineşti, several special initiations are offered, their purpose being the profound communion with various beneficial spheres of force in the Macrocosm. Each specific initiation gives access to a subtle field of gigantic beneficial force which, through practice, allows a wider, deeper and more nuanced knowledge of the mysteries of the Universe, as well as a huge, specifically modulated energy that enriches us and accelerates our spiritual evolution.
One of these exceptional initiations is the spiritual communion with Indra, the Divine Ruler of the spiritual realm of heavenly beings. In order to take part in this initiation it is necessary to sign up in advance at the camp headquarters, in the day and time frame specified in the program. Then you will attend a series of presentations and lectures which will help you understand and assimilate certain theoretical knowledge, and in the end you will receive a secret mantra of communion with Indra's mysterious sphere of force. The Laya Yoga meditation done in unison by all those who receive the initiation in the same year crowns and completes the initiation. Afterwards each aspirant will fructify the initiation received by subsequent individual meditations.
The greatest of warriors and the most powerful of all beingsThe great God Indra was the most adored god in the Vedic religion; later he became a prominent figure in Hinduism, Buddhism, and the Chinese spiritual tradition. For ancient Arians, Indra was the most worshipped god, being considered the protector of the military aristocracy and Kshatriya fighters. Gradually, this perspective became nuanced, so that the Great God Indra is now called upon for his power to protect against wicked people, natural disasters, or dangerous events. His tremendous influence can manifest globally, by granting peace and prosperity, as well as individually, by bringing peace, security, and unshakable confidence to the worshipper who adores him fervently, with deep aspiration.
Moreover, in almost all the main religions in the East, Indra was also adored as the god of virility and fertility. The aspirant who meditates profoundly in order to resonate with the sphere of force and consciousness of the Great God has the wonderful opportunity to enjoy the grace of Indra, who is known for his generosity towards those who adore him sincerely and completely. Thus, the extraordinary vitality, the sexual potency manifested together with the perfect sexual continence, as well as the fascinating charisma that the worshipper can get as a grace of Indra, are just some of the wonderful effects that accompany his spiritual practice.
In the mythical times of mankind, Indra was the god of the sky, the god of the subtle heavenly world and beings, which he led in battles against asuras (demons). In the Vedas, he is mentioned as a god of the first order, known as the "King of All Gods". That is why, in Rig Veda, most of the hymns (about 250) are dedicated to Indra, and he is assigned the most important tasks and powers. He was considered the ruler of the Devas, the god of war, the god of lightning and storm, the greatest of warriors and the most powerful of all beings. He was the defender of gods and mankind against the forces of evil.
Indra is considered a solar god, crossing the heavens in his gilded carriage. He is most often known as the god of lightning, skillfully manipulating the celestial weapon, vajra (the lightning). His skin is golden (sometimes he is depicted with red skin), and his hands are long. However, Rig Veda states that Indra can take any form he wishes, using his extraordinary powers. The Hindu iconography often depicts him as a very handsome young man, riding a white horse or an elephant, and holding in one of his right hands the terrible lightning, his main weapon. In his other hands, Indra holds an arrow, a large hook, and a noose with which he captures his enemies. The sacred texts mention, among other things, that the Great God has the power to resurrect warriors killed in battle.
A protective, yet terrible godIndra is also considered a creative god, being the who set the order in the Universe and brought the water back to Earth after a terrible drought. Due to his very benevolent disposition and the fact that he helps people by giving them the necessary rain for rich crops, Indra is considered the God of Fertility. However, he is also the terrible and feared god, who directs devastating storms and casts lightning and thunders upon Earth. Therefore, Indra is the one who governs the weather and masters the rain. He can cause long-lasting drought or unpredictable deluges. The great God is the one who defeated the terrible demon of drought, Vritra, thus becoming the Lord of rain and drought.
Indra loves the divine nectar of immortality (soma), which is why he consumes large amounts of it. The Hindu spiritual tradition states that sometimes, the Lord of the gods would drink the divine elixir to gain power to fight his enemies, and when he did so, he grew instantly, reaching gigantic proportions. When he did not use the gilded carriage, Indra rode a large white elephant (Airavata), that was always triumphant and had four ivory tusks which resembled a holy mountain.
He revealed the sacred science of lifeIndra is considered one of those who have revealed the science of the traditional Hindu medicine, Ayurveda. The fundamental treatise Charaka Samhita mentions that Indra was one of the three disciples who received the whole science of Ayurveda from Brahma, the Creator of the worlds. The same text states that he is "the Savior of human beings who are in distress". That is why the wise men who wish to live a long life asked him to reveal the secret knowledge of Ayurveda, which until then was accessible only to heavenly beings (from the subtle worlds). It is Indra who, with God's support and consent, facilitates the transmission of the Sacred Science of Life to humans. Therefore, Indra has the role of mediator between the world of heavenly beings and the world of the human beings on Earth.
The consort of the Great God is Indrani (or Aindri) who, in the Hindu pantheon, is invoked as the goddess and wife of the Great Indra. The ancient Taittiriya Brahmana text tells that Indra chose Sachi (another name for Indrani) from a large group of competing goddesses because of her extraordinary sensuality and voluptuous forms. In Rig Veda, Indrani is mentioned as the luckiest of all women, because her husband (the Great Indra God) remains eternally young, as he consumes large amounts of divine nectar (soma).