At the end of winning a rat race, we are still a rat.

September 25, 2008

seeing ...the key to declutching...

seeing is not analyzing, it is not labelling, it is not is just seeing things as they are, not justifying, defending,projecting, wishing, praying ......................
u see a tree..normally you label immediately and judge...labelling and judging are aspects of the mind...
seeing is experiencing things as they are...just being - the experiencer is an intrinsic part of the experience...

September 21, 2008


our thoughts create our worlds, our universes. Even when we seemingly relate to the other, it is all happening within us. When we relate to another person , we create an image of the other person within ourselves and develop our relationship with that image. When this image gets shattered in real time, the relationship breaks. Actually, the relationship was never there, it was a concept, an idea we had projected and started relating to.
While thought is the creator, it woudl be intersting to see where this thought comes from. We do not create thought. It seems to come from a huge reservoir, a bank from somewhere; seems to have always existed, we merely tune in to it.
Being aware of the arrival of any thought even as it arrives is the key. It gives us a few extra seconds which is all the difference between reacting and responding.It transports us from being a mechanized dead automaton to an aware alive being.
It would mean we are declutched from the control of the unconscious...and as we progress, it would enable us to manifest the life we would like to create for ourselves, not from the recesses of our conditionings.

words of a genius...

I read this on a friend's blog and decided it was too valuable..had to be stolen without her losing out!!!!!!!!!!!!!. It still is on her blog.

After a certain point, money is meaningless.
It ceases to be the goal.
The game is what counts.
Find a priest who understands English and doesn't look like Rasputin.
I have no friends and no enemies - only competitors.
If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
The more you own, the more you know you don't own.
The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.
To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.
We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest.
We must learn to sail in high winds.
- Aristotle Onassis

suffering is in the perception, not in the fact....

It was my mom's birthday yeterday. since it was coincidentally a Saturday, I invited all my uncles and aunts to join us for a simple home chill out session. I felt it would give mom great joy.

Mom turned 66 yesterday. In the morning, I found here lacklustre. On prodding , I found the cause for her misery. We do not normally celebrate birthdays, except for key milestones. So , she was uncertain on my motive. She asked me whether I felt she may not be around next year and hence the celebration.....
Can you see suffering emerging from perception of a fact....
Anyways, we had a great family celebration at the end of it all....

process desirables (maybe needs) for enlightenment.....

The first is Inner Integrity. You have to be completely honest about yourself to yourself. It does not matter who you are or what you are. What is important is … can you confront yourself? Can you face yourself? Can you be honest? Can you be authentic with yourself?Since most people have never been honest with themselves this is easily said than done. You are frightened of yourselves. You don’t want to see this about yourselves. You would like to put all the internal ugliness under the carpet. That is not really going to help you.The second thing you need to understand is that you have come down here to play your whole life as a game. In cricket when Indians and Pakistanis confront each other, it is more like war. They play as though their life depends on it. But then they also know it is a game. Similarly you have to live life seriously. Life has to be taken seriously, but you have to live it intensely, but you should know it is a game. You can’t be too frivolous, you can’t be irresponsible, can’t be careless. You have to be serious; at the same time know it is a game. If you could develop this perception, it would be of immense benefit in the process of Enlightenment.So when you do become enlightened you will see how beautiful, how perfect this world is, you will really start playing it like a game. You will start living for the first time. As of now, you do not live. Your sail on, birthday after birthday comes and finally it is all over. You have hardly enjoyed anything. This is what most human life is. You should truly understand your purpose as to why you have come down here.You have been sent here to have a good time! But you have made a mess of the whole thing. Once you are enlightened no matter what your situation in life, you will have a good time. That’s what life is all about. That’s why we use the word ‘LEELA’ – just to play. When I look at you I see the bag each one of you is carrying. your burned and pain keeps hitting me all the time.So I hope that a few days later you will be rid of your baggage and you would all be singing and dancing and go out into the world to play your games. With this perception you could go into your meditation. DON’T TRY TO MEDIATE. Just see, all that you have got to see here is, “To see, to realize you cannot mediate!” YOU DO THAT, I WILL DO THE REST!If you try to mediate, if you think you can mediate, I cannot help you. But, if you were to realize that you cannot mediate…then, meditation would happen!
- Sri Bhagavan

Sri Bhagavan speaketh...

Q: Bhagavan, what is the purpose of life and why have we come away from the light if we were once part of it?
Bhagavan: The purpose of life is to live. There cannot be any other purpose. But what it is to live, you have no idea about it. Enlightenment is to help you to live. You are not living now. You think you are alive. Actually I and the Dasas here, we can actually see that you are dead. We are only dealing with dead people. Only when you become enlightened you will really start living. You do not know how to live, that is the purpose of life. Now, why do we come away from the light? Some of you who have gone through the higher processes would be knowing, there are stages when you will feel that you alone exist. You alone exist. It is not such a nice thing. So how would God or the light continue to be like that? It has to bring about this creation, so that some kind of separation then we can start playing. So, you have basically come down to play and to enjoy. But nobody seems to be playing. Everybody has become serious. That is the unfortunate thing. Think of it. Billions of years of creation, complex processes, all that has happened, and what do you with your life, you sit in the office, put ink on paper and you are doing something. What is that? You are born and very soon you land up in school, you have to climb so many things, your homework, then quickly fall in love, quickly get married and then have children and take them to school, stand in a bus stop with tiffin carriers packed with the mid day meal. You rush through that and you come back home tired and you are not even able speak to your wife. What is all this? Your life is just terrible. The marvel is you continue to live and you will say you are enjoying life. That is the big miracle. I am seeing the whole world, it is full of miracles. And this is the miracle that you are performing. You get attached to property. To me do you know it is a miracle? How can somebody be attached to something, it is a miracle. Because that is empty, you are empty and you feel that you are so solid and you are so attached to it. It is indeed that you are performing your own miracles. So, life goes on, it is a mediocre life, and you have achieved a little bit of name and fame, and you are very satisfied with that, or you want more name and fame, but what is all this about really? It is all dead. A dead man, all these things are dead. There is no life in them. You don’t live at all. Unfortunately you do not know what it is to live. And you think this is life and it goes on. I am not saying you should not do these things. You can do these things but still you can live. You can still go to office, you can still do all those things, you can still carry your tiffin carrier, run behind buses but it is a terrible society, but still you can live. But if you cannot live what is the point? So, my pain is that you are not living. That is why this whole work, to help you to live. To help you to really know what you are here for. You are here to have a good time, to play. Life is a game. It is a beautiful game and you must learn how to play, and you must play. People enjoy playing a game knows? But then all of you have become dead serious, you are serious about everything. If something goes wrong, immediately you collapse. But if it were a game would you collapse? You wouldn’t. So the only way to make you live is to make you enlightened. There is no other go. Whatever form of enlightenment does not matter, but you must become enlightened. I don’t want to go more into it because it gives me pain when I focus too much on that.

September 16, 2008

Kabir Kahe....

"Where do you search me?
I am with you
Not in pilgrimage, nor in icons
Neither in solitudes
Not in temples, nor in mosques
Neither in Kaba nor in Kailash
I am with you o man
I am with you
Not in prayers, nor in meditation
Neither in fasting
Not in yogic postures
Neither in renunciation
Neither in the vital force nor in the body
Not even in the ethereal space
Neither in the womb of Nature
Not in the breath of the breath
Seek earnestly and discover
In but a moment of search
Says Kabir, Listen with careWhere your faith is, I am there."
not anywhere, yet everywhere............

facts recognition

The ability to see things as they are beyond limiting aspects of our acquired perceptions is an important part of the liberation process.
If we are able to see everything in life as a concept, an idea , it is easy to lose our limiting positionality on it. Positionality is the source of our major miseries in life.It paralyzes and inhibits us deeply. It makes us conditional in our behaviour to others and bruises relationships.
take the eg of language. Can you first visualize man creating sounds and then developing meaningful associations around it. This gradually led to the creation of various formats , each of which became a "language" of communication.Each is a beautiful creation , but can easily become over-bearing and burdensome, if one fails to see it as a concept.
Actually, "zero" is a concept on which our entire science, technology and what have you is pivoted. The first two postulates in mathematics are never ever challenged which define "zero". It is an assumption taken for granted.
Organic chemistry emerged in Kekule's dream of inter-twined serpents.A huge concept got created around it.
It is so fascinating and awesome if we look at this.
The same holds true for so many of things which control our everyday lives, our traditions, our perceptions etc.Like, we automatically ascribe sacredness and morality to the institution of marriage. How many ghastly abuses find shelter under this label?
Pause to reflect and see how many such concepts have a gripping and suffocating control over you? Inner freedom is the result of the "seeing" process and it leads us away from suffocation and an illusory movement across concepts to realms of genuine freedom.

September 13, 2008

violence within.....

yet another serial blasts episode in delhi....kind of a routine now...
when will man see the violence within him which collectively causes the events outside?
each of us is a potential human bomb with the kind of hurts and anger we carry within us and this is where a solution has to emerge, not through peace committees and mind exercises....

September 11, 2008

Om Poornamadha....

Every moment is whole by itself and moments strung together constitute life. Every moment in itself is eternal. Life is about living each moment fully in awareness.

September 04, 2008

inner dialogues....

every moment in our lives , two tracks are in operation - what we show ourselves to be externally and what is our real situation within...even teh words we speak externally are divorced from our thought patterns within.
and it is the inner world thought patterns that manifest outside.
A person i know has a serious relationship problem with his sister.He keeps telling me that he speaks so well to his sister but she never responds. I keep telling him to look within, see what his thoughts are even as he speaks sugary sweet to his sister.
He admits his feelings for her are venomous within.
And this is what his sister responds to, the venom within...
can you see this happen every moment of our life....the asynchronous syndrome between our inner and outer worlds...the fundamental conflcit which needs to be addressed by awareness...