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

August 27, 2009

from my inbox

A man planted a rose and watered it faithfully and before it blossomed, he examined it.

He saw the bud that would soon blossom, but noticed thorns upon the stem and he thought, "How can any beautiful flower come from a plant burdened with so many sharp thorns? Saddened by this thought, he neglected to water the rose, and just before it was ready to bloom... it died.

So it is with many people. Within every soul there is a rose. The God-like qualities planted in us at birth, grow amid the thorns of our faults. Many of us look at ourselves and see only the thorns, the defects.

We despair, thinking that nothing good can possibly come from us. We neglect to water the good within us, and eventually it dies. We never realize our potential.

Some people do not see the rose within themselves; someone else must show it to them. One of the greatest gifts a person can possess is to be able to reach past the thorns of another, and find the rose within them.

This is one of the characteristic of love... to look at a person, know their true faults and accepting that person into your life... all the while recognizing the nobility in their soul. Help others to realize they can overcome their faults. If we show them the "rose" within themselves, they will conquer their thorns. Only then will they blossom many times over.

August 15, 2009

The Art Of Suffering

Bhagavan has always said that what we call suffering is actually running away from suffering.
Generally , when an event happens , our focus is on the content or the person.We blame someone, we justify the event etc.We go to teh past this way. Alternately, we project a solution - move into the future.
Healing is a happening in the "present".And the reality of the moment is "pain and helplessness". If we are able to stay in that reality, the miracle happens.We experience the pain totally which leads us to the realization that " The nature of all expereince is bliss ; it is independent of content of experience."

A few months back, I was involved in a serious road accident where my three wheeler was hit by a speeding car at the base of a fly-over.I was dragged nearly 200 metres with the three wheeler on top of me.With Bhagavan's Grace, I was filled with the presence and I was just watching the momentary fear which consumed me.

I can vouch for the bliss I felt.I did not escape by blaming the driver of the hit-and-run vehicle nor did I feel any haterd for him.I did not move into the future by projecting what was going to happen to me.Needless to add, it was Grace which made me live in the present and experience the moment totally.

Externally too, such a major accident left me a few surface bruises and no damage to my belongings which included my laptop.This accident occured on an expressway which meant that any speeding vehicle from behind could also have knocked me out.

Infact , we had a bhajan recording project the next day with Rohit Dasaji which went as per schedule.

Glory be to the presence of Sri Amma Bhagavan and the Oneness Blessing in our lives.

August 13, 2009


Happy Janmashtami!!!!!!!!!!!!!

freedom - repost

When we re-orient our perceptions or choose an alternate concept, are we not merely rearranging ourselves cosmetically. Genuine freedom is an inner state of being independent of circumstances.It is not a repositioning or a changing of circumstances which at most gives temporal relief; it is rather a "happening" within. In true freedom, there is no choice....we just are in flow....the way we are...
In search of freedom and happiness
Man invents excitements and escapes.
Are freedom and happiness
Cultivated attitudes of mind ?
Or are they the outcome of internal being
Unrelated to mind?
- Dada Gawand

August 09, 2009

Love - a state

Love, in its highest purest form is not just unconditional... it is universal. Sometimes, we catch a glimpse of the love that keeps our planet spinning on its axis. We sense the deep, divine love that keeps breath pumping in and out of our bodies, regardless of who we are or what we may deserve. That love is true love. The love we seek in romance is just a poor, pale reflection of that far greater force. How ironic that we see it as the be-all and end-all.
- Jonathan Cainer

August 06, 2009


'Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if anything affects your soul, you postpone the cure till next year".

- Horace

Postponement is yet another trick of the mind for its' continued survival.

-Sri Bhagavan

August 05, 2009


"Simply stated, Oneness is the dissolution of the sense of a fixed, separate self. Once we realize that our concept of self is an illusion, we become capable of experiencing ourselfs as a flow of consciousness that is no longer subject to the limits and conditioning of the mind."

-Sri Bhagavan


True freedom is living in the present moment where the gratitude for what is exceeds the desire for what might be. Goals, purpose and mission in this time-frame take on an entirely new dimension. What happens here is not from our desires or our wishes, but is based upon the rewards to our character and our caliber. The frequency of our desires and wishes synchronize with this higher caliber . . . you are ready for whatever comes. This becomes a lifestyle that is so refreshing -- it is as if you are standing amongst the blossoms of your liberation
- Guru Singh

mind tyranny

The mind engages in a continual inner dialogue that clouds our consciousness and prevents our senses from experiencing anything fully. It's as though everything our eyes see or our ears hear is clouded by the noise of thought and inner struggle.
- Oneness North America

August 02, 2009

word magic

response + ability = responsibility

- Guru Singh