Rajiv Kapur

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Mumbai, India
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Shri Maheshwari Prasad Dubeyji


Rajiv Kapur, called Rajivji by his students, is a spiritual teacher in the Advaita tradition, as well as a businessman and householder. He lives in Mumbai, India with his wife and two children.

Rajiv Kapur started his inner search for the Self by being initiated into Kriya Yoga, by his Guru, Shri Maheshwari Prasad Dubeyji.

He dedicatedly practiced Kriya Yoga for fifteen years. During this period he reached the point where he felt he could no longer make further progress. He saw that these preparatory practices, though very helpful in steadying the mind, were external to the 'I', whereas he was keen on knowing and realizing what that 'I' really was.

Along his journey, he met masters who provided him with insights and direction, and he felt he began to effortlessly fall into a joyous state.

He felt drawn to the teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, who remains his guiding light and the guiding light of his ISIP Sangha. It was at this time that he embarked on the journey of Self-Inquiry.

He claims that as he turned his gaze inwards, delving deep into the subject 'I', he began to spontaneously experience samadhis and an ever-expanding bliss. He says that at first, he found the bliss lasted only for a few hours of the day, but later it became continuous and uninterrupted. He says that he then realized that bliss is actually one’s natural state of being, once the 'ego-I' illusion is seen through.

Since then, he has become a teacher to spiritual aspirants from around the world, guiding them personally in their quest for freedom. His "Implosive Self-Inquiry Protocol" (ISIP) aims to not only help practitioners stay focused during their sitting meditation, but also to help them to make the ISIP technique a part of their daily lives through some waking state practice.

Rajiv Kapur conducts live satsangs and retreats which are held in Mumbai and other areas of India, as well as around the world in countries including the U.S.A., Canada and Italy. He also holds private online satsangs for his ISIP sangha members. He also holds open Satsangs in Mumbai, India every two weeks.



The Implosive Self-Inquiry Protocol (ISIP)

What is ISIP?

The Implosive Self-Inquiry Prototol™ (The ISIP Technique) is a highly effective, scientific, organized and structured method of Self-Inquiry developed by Rajivji that helps the spiritual aspirant achieve the goal of 'awakening' and, very importantly, after 'awakening' helps the individual to deepen their awakening until all vestiges of the ego are permanently removed and the Self shines forth.

What does ISIP do?

The ISIP Technique breaks the knots at the Throat, Navel, Third Eye (Nadi granthi), and at the Heart (Hridaya granthi).

This is done by bringing the attention first to the Third Eye (Ajna Chakra) where the life-force is directed upwards towards the sahasrara. This helps in arresting the fluidity of thought, and also pulls the life-force away from the sense organs. This brings about what appears to be a complete collapse of the body-mind mechanism; laya (samadhi) is attained, and the Nadi knot (granthi) is severed.

Thereafter, through a specific meditation focused at key areas of the Heart centre (resulting in a churning of the nadis), and with no distracting pull from the body-mind, consciousness is then redirected backwards into the ‘Heart’ through an intuitive perception of surrender. This results in untying the Heart knot where even the first principle ‘I’ folds into the timeless. The sadhaka enjoys uninterrupted periods of bliss, peace and happiness. The goal of Self-realization is thereby attained.

From Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi: “The Sushumna nadi rises from Muladhara and goes up to Sahasrara. From there it descends in front and reaches the Heart. When it turns downward, it is called Para Nadi or Amrita Nadi. This is Nayana’s [i.e. Sri Kavyakantha’s] view; and this accounts for the path of Jnana being called Purvamarga (front way) and the path of Yoga being named Paschima-marga (back way). As in the path of Yoga, Kundalini (the Serpent-power) arises in the Muladhara, so in the path of Vichara (inquiry), Anthah-Kundalini (Inner Serpent-power) blazes up in the Heart.”’ From 'Sri Ramana Reminiscences’ by G. V. Subbaramayya p.101

What are these knots and how do they act as obstacles?

Imagine there is a hollow pipe near you and you want water to pass from one end to the other. If there are accumulations of dirt inside the pipe, can water pass from one end to the other freely and with force? No. Similar is the case with the Sushumna nadi. Impurities get accumulated as four knots and restrict the flow of prana (life force) from the muladhar upwards to the sahasrara and, therefore, if abidance is to reach the “other side”, all blockages need to be removed by untying these four knots. Two of these are minor knots, while two are major ones. The minor knots are at the throat and the navel. While the major knots are at the third eye (Nadi knot) and at the heart (Heart knot). Untying all of these knots is critical for the pure I AM to emerge and the I-thought to retire back into the source (Heart).




Mumbai, India

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