Prasadam is a sanskrit word that literally means "mercy" but in common usage it refers to food that has been offered to God. Why would we offer food to God? Obviously, God does not require food, but when we offer food to God we acknowledge that everything belongs to God and only by His mercy do we have life and the things that support life, such as food.
The ego may not be happy to read this and may offer many objections, and this is because the ego is asuric, or destructive. The quality that is supportive is "suric". Putting it another way, there are 3 primary qualities or Gunas: Satva, Rajas and Tamas. Satva is the quality of maintenance or support of what has been created (Lord Vishnu is the head of this aspect), Rajas is the principle of creation (Lord Brahma is the head of this aspect), and Tamas is the quality of destruction of what has been created (Lord Rudra is the head of this aspect).
At this time we are in a period that is predominately destructive - it is a time of pralaya or dissolution. The pralaya is a natural part of the cycles of time in preparation for the rise of Satya Yuga or Satyug. We are at this important juncture now. The agents of the pralaya are at work all around us, destroying life and the planet that supports it. Because we know this is a temporary phase of destruction prior to the rise of the 10,000 year Satyug promised by Krishna, we are busy staying out of the way of the asuras and aligning our life with the suric side of existence that will soon rise as the Golden Age.
One of the primary approaches to align with the suric side of existence is the practice of Satyug Kaya Kalpa and Prasadam is the foundation of Satyug Kaya Kalpa. Satyug Kaya Kalpa is a body of techniques designed to work together to totally transform the human physiology from the weak, emaciated, struggling life form of Kaliyug into the vibrant, healthy, fully awake and strong life form of Satyug.
Prasadam is to acknowledge that the techniques of Satyug Kaya Kalpa, which include activity, meditation, food and drink, are gifts are from God.
What happens when we offer an activity to God first, for example if we offer Abyanga to God before we perform it? The act of offering to God or acknowledging that this technique of Abyanga is a gift from God, and the oil is a gift from God, transforms a purely materialistic practice into a purely spiritual practice.
The primary difference between Satyug and Kaliyug is the degree of spirituality. At the start of Satyug, spirituality is 100% and at the end of Kaliyug, spirituality is 0%. Today we live at the end of Kaliyug but we must prepare for Satyug, so it is vital that everything in our lives is 100% spiritual - that means 100% devoted to God.
Yes, I know, this seems a bit "unreal" to the asuric ego. In Kaliyug we want only hard, cold facts and material science. We consider that as the "reality" and all this spiritual stuff is not real at all. This is to be expected of course, because in Kaliyug we are in an environment of 0% spirituality.
You will make some progress, be happier, more healthy, and live somewhat longer if you adopt the 10 techniques of Satyug Kaya Kalpa on a purely material level, but you will not transform your life into the 100% spiritual life of Satyug unless you add the Prasadam component to each of the techniques.
This technique of Prasadam is inspired by His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogic and derived from His poem "God, my Love."
There is an actual, tangible experience that arises when we use the technique of Prasadam - it is the experience of Bliss. Bliss is the transcendental experience of the presence of God.
Satyug Kaya Kalpa is an essential part of the core cirriculum of MahaVideha University. Until now, it has been necessary to attend MVU to participate in Satyug Kaya Kalpa. The full technique of Satyug Kaya Kalpa is available at MVU but attendance at MVU is not necessary if you are willing and able to construct your own Satyug Sanctuary Pyramid. Even without the Satyug Sanctuary Pyramid, you can make excellent progresss in the transformation of your DNA by utlizing the other aspects of this technique with Prasadam.
We invite you to begin today to transform your physiology into the 12-strand DNA version of Satyug, and become ready to enter the new Golden Age to enjoy a long, long life in the direction of immortality. For more information and to register for Satyug Kaya Kalpa, please click this link.