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Where Art Thou My Lord?!   Leave a comment

Prayers, religious rituals and rites, austerities, fasting… all these are of no use unless the mind is tamed and held in proper control. They’re all just the means to an end, the end which is a new beginning of our life, the second birth. We have been clinging ourselves to the means and have forgotten the end long back. One has to discard the means after reaching the goal. Those means can be preserved and passed on to those who lack them or don’t know about them at all. But the sad thing is, all those means to the great end have been held in hostage by some megalomaniac sections of the society. They never reach the goal nor allow anyone to aim for the goal!

God wants us to live in Him and make Him live in ourselves. Then, there arises no need to pray to Him frantically. What’s the need of prayer when the one who prays and the one prayed are one and only? What’s the need of searching for happiness all around when you’re one with the happiness itself? What’s the need for you to be avaricious of gold and diamonds when you yourself are pure gold and an ever luminous diamond?

It’s God’s wish, everyone of us reach that stage where there’s no need for begging Him through intense prayers, rather, He wants us to be the masters of our own selves with His permanent abode firmly established in the core of our hearts. This is the ultimate state where there’s no need to communicate with God with any sound or with the chanting of any sacred mantra or with any prayer resorting to intense austerities. Where’s the need for you to resort to all these when you’re in constant communion with the ever resplendent Lord Almighty? This state is nothing but ‘Advaita’ (Monism or Non-dualism) where there is no need to communicate with Him with any word or sound and no need for searching for Him in any internal or external object. There’s only one sacred sound out of which all the sounds are manifested and there’s only one ‘eternally formless one’, omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent, by / through whom all the forms and shapes are manifested.

Reaching Him and being one with Him is so easy and so simple provided we are simple and not hardened by the external influences. Not become impure by our attachment to the ego, selfishness and other such enemies.

The more outward we go for peace and happiness, the more distressed we end up. The real happiness and peace is just deep inside us. The more you delve deeper, the greater will be your joy, peace and bliss!

Believe me, this is out of my own experience, the more we pray to God to have His grace and blessings, the more distant He goes from us, the more we look for Him, the more obscure He becomes, the more we search for Him either inside or outside, the more He evades us!

He just wants us to own Him, to feel Him as being One with us and to live in Him and let Him live in us forever and ever!

How merciful is the Lord Almighty!!!

God is nothing but Love… You love Him by loving one and all… You get to know Him by knowning yourself… You live in Him by letting Him live in you…!!!

ॐ नमः शिवाय l

अल्लाह मालिक l

सब का मालिक एक l

God is One & Only One! He is that ‘Eternally Formless One’ manifested in myriad forms!

The ‘All Pervasive and Complete One’, to whom I pay my heartfelt obeisances…

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Live the Real YOU   Leave a comment

Corrupt politicians, rogue capitalists, unethically rich business classes, highly depraved big shots of Tollywood/Bollywood or any other ‘wood’ i.e., the so called heroes (and also comedians), producers and directors and lastly the crooked media, both print and electronic, all these have formed into a strong clique. The democracy is held in hostage by this clique and it never allows anyone from outside to enter it or to grow out of one’s sheer talent or capability. This is the biggest tragedy of Post-Independent India and total travesty of our much hyped democratic values!

Independence has brought more independence to certain sections and turned vast pool of masses still dependent only on these highly influential sections. Economic liberalization has put many souls on cloud nine but there are still many more hapless sections living in perpetual misery, utter chaos and complete darkness and dragging on their wretched existence. Globalization has really changed the face of the globe and contracted and reshaped it into a comfortably tiny village but the adamantine walls built among different sections on the lines of caste, class, language, race, region have become so strong and sturdy that there is going to be more diversity and divergence than unity and convergence. There is more chaos than unity, more pollution and adulteration than purity, more disgruntling and disenchantment than contentment, more disarray and disharmony than peaceful coexistence!

Who have let this sad state of affairs to happen on this otherwise beautiful earth? It’s we, yes we, we all of us have to take responsibility for this sad state of affairs. Utilitarian relationships, excessive reliance on materialism and the unbridled greed are at the core of factors that have led these ugly conditions to pass on us and going to be passed on our next generations. The new found educational, employment and sociopolitical opportunities in/due to the post-liberalization economic boom have indeed made our lives so ecstatic and tension free and allowed us to move up the social ladder with comparatively much ease and less effort but the sad thing is, we have deliberately forgotten our roots and basking in the glory of the new found heights where we have placed ourselves so safely and from there we never dare what’s going on down at the bottom and never care for those because of whom we have got to climb such greater heights!

Dear friends,
let’s always remember we didn’t bring anything and won’t take anything with us, and in between we are living in a ‘fools’ paradise’ thinking we are for eternity and this life is a permanent one. We are amassing huge wealth just to pass it on to our progeny and to their progeny and even to their progeny. We always want to be in high positions and desperate to have name and fame all to ourselves and frantically trying to rub them on to only our children forgetting the basic fact that there is some all pervading, all permeating and all encompassing ‘cosmic influence’ which decides what we are meant to be and what we are destined to be in the vast cosmic phenomena. Just remember all the series of incidents which led to the shaping of the character of ‘Gowthama Buddha’ and how Siddhartha metamorphosed himself into an ascetic.

Only the selfless can see the light and have the clarity in their thoughts, words and deeds and all those who are selfish, egoistic and egotistic can never be one with themselves and they can never even identify with anyone/anything else in the universe. They are surrounded by thick layers upon layers of darkness, perpetual misery and hopelessness. They are doomed to die a dog’s death!

Let’s all shed the false masks and be real of us and face the reality head on and enjoy being in reality… only that is real joy and real happiness and all others will just be a mere passé!

Enjoy your real life to the fullest and let your children, others’ children and everyone else enjoy their own lives to the fullest. Don’t live other’s life and don’t let others live your life. Never toe other’s lines and never force others to toe your bad lines!Life is good, надпись, цвета, черный фон, 1672x1045

LIFE’S SO BEAUTIFUL, let’s enjoy every bit of it as it unfolds itself 🙂

The Truth   1 comment

the-truth‘Truth’ is always harsh and bitter, and can be sweet for those who accept it wholeheartedly. There are some fools amidst us who have been taking shelter under ‘falsehood’ for ages in utter disregard to ‘the all mighty truth’. Those hard core morons will definitely have to pay the price sooner or later for their historical blunders of non-compliance with the truth which is eternally supreme and permeates all through the universe going beyond time and keeping a constant watch on all our thoughts, words and deeds.

 

सत्यमेव जयते l

Truth alone triumphs!

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 TO ALL   Leave a comment

Happy New Year2014The new year day, the most crucial day for all of us together. A day to take stock of the various events, incidents; thoughts, words and deeds committed by us due to various motives and causes, both positive and negative. It’s a perfect day to plan for building the monuments of our future with the lessons of foundations learnt in our past. Adieu 2013 and Welcome 2014! Thanks a lot 2013 for everything mixed, and which I hope pave the way for a more meaningful and enlightening year 2014.

New Year is not about changing the Dates but Direction;
It’s not about changing the Calendar but Commitment;
It’s not about changing the Actions but Attitude;
It’s not about changing the Fruit but Faith, Force and Focus!
May you Commit and Create the Best New Year ever!!

Here is beautiful NEW YEAR MESSAGE by the Poojya Guruji Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

Annam Parabrahma Swaroopam   Leave a comment

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Annam3Please don’t waste food. Wasting food is the biggest sacrilege on the earth. “Annam Parabrahma Swaroopam” (food is equated with the LORD ALMIGHTY). Sharing is expansion and hiding is contraction. Expansion is life and contraction is death. We have to live the life which is full of love, affection and compassion. God loves those who help the needy and feed the starving. It’s a sin taking excess food when our fellow companions on this journey earth are dying of/for food. Pure love reflects in sharing and that love is God/ddess Himself/Herself. We have to spread love by sharing food among the hungry and starving as love can never be hoarded. The more we spread our love the more expanded will be our consciousness; and the lesser we spread our love the more limited, restricted and narrower would be our consciousness, and that which leads us to decay and death sooner or later. We all are doomed to die sometime or later. No one on this earth has come with a permanent visa to live and stay here longer. So there is no point in hoarding anything in excess.

Food is God; God is love; spread love by sharing food; God will reward you with more as you give more. It’s a cosmic law and time tested truth.

There is so much beauty in sharing. Life’s beautiful when it’s caring for others.

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“We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to share, to love… and then we return home.”

– Australian aboriginal proverb

Swan or Swine?!   1 comment

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Man/woman is wallowing in the mud of swine without realizing the fact that he/she is from the lake of swans.

Being Physical, Intellectual and Spiritual, All in One Time and at One Place   2 comments

Material Intellectual Spiritual

Any normal and sensible human being initially starts his/her journey of life with physical plane and later on, takes up intellectual and eventually moves to spiritual by the various lessons they learn from their interaction with the world and the experiences they have through it. All men/women differ in their level of mental caliber and in their power of discrimination and that’s the reason why they drastically differ from one another in terms of the time span they take in order to elevate themselves.

There are some who totally discard both their material longing and intellectual prowess after reaching the highest state of spirituality.

There are some intellectuals for whom spirituality is a total abhorrence and always strive with their intellectual prowess for material enrichment and expansion, and derive satisfaction from it.

Still there are some for whom both intellectual and spiritual planes are total anathema to their perception of life and drag on their lives only through their physical plane and find their own happiness out of it, and can’t dare to think beyond and never dream of more brightful world.

My head gets dizzy when I contemplate on such things as,

why only spiritual at the cost of physical and intellectual?,

why only intellectual at the cost of physical and spiritual?, and

why only physical at the cost of intellectual and spiritual?, and

how can all these be made into a perfect blend?

Being raised in an environment of the highest ideals and healthy discussions of the pure Guru-shishya parampara/tradition, I got myself initiated into the spiritual path at quite an early age not because of some external didactic or hypnotic or indoctrinating influences, but purely on the basis of my subconscious affinity with the greatest tradition of the world/universe which is found only in India in its purest and heightened form. So I commenced my life’s journey when I started feeling (with) my conscience, through the spiritual plane unlike those of my age who enjoyed in/through their physical consciousness.  It was a big struggle for me to come down (or may be going up (as per the material standards), as I couldn’t exactly make out) from my spiritual consciousness to the pure physical passion and from there ascending up to the intellectual heights.

Let me be more candid and emphatic here, I’ve seen men/women of the highest order and yet with down-to-earth perception of life, from whom I started getting solace for my ever inquisitive and impatient mind which had always been struggling to find out the way through which all the planes that our mind perceives can be fully compensated with one another and be struck a proper balance. I bow my head to those greatest souls I have practically seen, for whom all the planes, physical, intellectual and spiritual are strikingly equal and they never showed the smallest of the small difference or discrimination among them throughout their life time. Moving from one plane to another, for example, from physical to intellectual and from there to spiritual and vice versa, and from spiritual to suddenly physical is a child’s play for them. They carry the most primordial self which they are very much aware of, in their ordinary human bodies like ours and can make it resonate at will, with the ordinary selves (self or soul always is one. The difference as we see is only through our perception or the level of awareness, and this perception differs from one person to other because of the surrounding layers of the strong mental impressions born out of our experiences of physical interaction with the world both outside and inside) of ours. Blessed are those who have reached the highest spiritual state and yet retained their childlike innocence. Intellectuality is never a conscious attempt for them, it’s rather a free flow without any cognitive or contemplative brooding and analysis.

I always make it a point to visit such noble souls whenever I go to a new place and try to get connected with them spiritually through my physical interaction of touching my head to their lotus feet and the holy sandals.

We are all totally misinformed and misguided by the modern pseudo-intellectuals of our society that spiritualism is only for those who totally renounce materialism, and by some spiritual quacks that spirituality is to be attained by compromising our intellectual reasoning and analysis. These are far from truth and sheer baseless arguments.

Spirituality without going through the litmus test of intellectual reasoning and analysis can never survive and the intellectuality without spiritual motivation cannot stand. It’ll collapse like a big house of cards at the slightest disturbance.

Intellectuality is to make our material life pragmatic and sensible and spirituality is to make it meaningful and insightful. Material is to manifest the both!

 

 

Being in a state of equanimity, and enduring whatever come, whether it is hot or cold, good or bad, praise or criticism, is tapasya (penance or austerities).

The universe is in one body. You see the sun, moon, stars, mountains, trees but you don’t see GOD, which is the life of the whole universe. 

~~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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