Ancient Vedic texts have laid down four Purushartas, which are referred to as the four main goals of human life:
Pleasure, Sensual Gratification
Pursuit of Liberation
These four are like the four wheels and tires of a car, which facilitate both the vehicle (body) and the one driving the vehicle (individual soul) to reach the destination of the happiness everyone is seeking. If any one of these four tires is punctured or deflated, then the journey towards bliss/happiness will either be slowed or severely impacted.
It is from this Vedic view that the ISIP program of CBA was designed. The meditations are not just designed from a spiritual aspect (even though primarily they are), but also take into consideration all aspects of our worldly existence—mainly health, wealth and human relationships—in order to achieve success and fulfillment in each of these departments. There are also specific meditations and behavioral modifications tailored to each individual’s needs that are suggested as part of the program.
A big misunderstanding that exists today is that hard work and continuous effort are the only requirements we need to succeed in the world. But if we check the ratio between those who work hard towards something and how much they actually achieve, the numbers do not quite add up.
There is obviously something missing. Often the least hard working of all make the most money, have the most fruitful relationships, and enjoy the most spiritual bliss. We then blame it on destiny or karma and resign ourselves to our less-than-happy “fate.” That is unfortunate considering that we have all the tools necessary to achieve success in all that we endeavor and seek, whether it is material or spiritual in nature.
What we need is a structured plan on how we can most efficiently employ our God-given faculties. Working efficiently means getting results by optimizing time and resources with limited efforts that do not exhaust and tire us.
Combination codes are specific groups of meditations in which the CBA program is arranged and then applied to each individual for fulfillment in every aspect of life.
They usually begin by meditation on the Navel centre (Fire center) to balance the fire element within the body. The Navel centre is the most powerful centre. Yogis believe that 72,000 nadis (nerves that carry life force and distribute it all over the body) actually emanate from that centre. The first sloka in the Rig Veda, the oldest written spiritual text known to mankind, begins by paying homage to Agni, to Fire:
Agni mide purohitam yajnasya devam ritvijam; hotaram ratna dhatamam
“I offer my humble prayer to Agni, who is the Absolute Divine, the awakener of the Inner Energy and the giver of prosperity.”
Only recently a team of researchers confirmed that there are possibly more neurons present in the navel than in the brain. The study suggests that when early humans were still living in caves and eating raw meat, the gut was in fact the primary brain. Not until early humans began cooking and digesting food properly did the brain in the head began to develop.
Properly digested food paved the way for more neural connections to develop in the brain and facilitate higher intelligence and creativity. That is why proper digestion is an important part of brain development, as well as in the removal of harmful toxins from the body for physical wellbeing.
The way to proper digestion is choosing the right food that suits your body, but more importantly, it is invoking the fire within through focus on the Navel centre in a specific way as given in the ISIP teachings.
Further, the study also pointed out that 95% of serotonin, an important neurotransmitter for inducing mental wellbeing and happiness, was found to be produced in the gut.
Yogis have always believed that all our past traumas and pain are stored as impressions in the navel centre. It is therefore important that we begin to address self-healing through the process of ISIP navel meditations, and to purify that centre with mantra and transmission (Grace).
The results of invoking the centre are often immediate as we begin to peel away layers and layers of unorganized and pain energy that keep us trapped in failure and self-destructive consciousness. Once the navel centre is properly healed and its energy integrated, the CBA meditations are given in proper combinations depending upon the student’s present physical, mental and spiritual needs.
A 3-month, goal-oriented program is usually advised, and progress is monitored depending upon the priority set by the seeker. The ISIP Combination Codes quickly and effectively open sincere seekers to receive the transmission of Divine Grace.
“Ask, and it shall be given you;
seek, and you shall find;
knock, and it shall be opened to you.”