When people are happy seeing the beauty of deities, deities are also happy.

See, just to see the joy in your eyes only I am wearing all this snake, all this jewelries. Otherwise, what will I do with all these? But, when I see joy in your eyes, I feel joy. When I see you are enjoying, I am enjoying. It is for you to enjoy I am….. Because you are enjoying, I am enjoying it. Otherwise, I myself have no enjoyment. That is why all these stupid fellows who are criticizing me for my wardrobe, were shocked one day suddenly I declared ‘all right I took the Madurai Adeenam responsibility, I am not going to wear anymore color dresses other than this cloth.’ They were shocked. How can he give up just like that? We don’t have now any material to criticize him’ ha ha ha ha. Because they were constantly criticizing ‘oh he wears all color clothes, he dresses up himself’ all that. Suddenly one day I declared ‘no more color dresses; only I will use this color because I took the responsibility of Madurai Adheenam’; because I myself never have any attachment to any of that. You enjoy I say ‘all right you enjoy I enjoy’. For the sake of devotees come on! That’s it. So deities are also very happy when devotees enjoy their beauty. When devotees are happy seeing their beauty, they are also happy; that’s all! My blessings to all you guys!

Any problem in your life is nothing but incompletion, which is imaginary.

I will recite the mantra. I request everyone to recite the mantra along with me. Then I will start revealing the Akashic Records.

ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदम् पूर्णात् पूर्णमुदच्यते |
पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते ||
|| ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ||

Om Poornamadhah Poornamidham Poornaath Poornam Udhachyathey |
Poornasya Poornamaadhaaya Poornamevaavasishyathey ||
|| Om Shanthi Shanthi Shanthih ||

I offer my respects to everyone who is responsible for this great truth, the rishis who revealed it, and the great Masters who wrote Bhashya, Varthika, Teeka, and their Sampradhaya Devathas. I bow down to all of them, invoke all their presence, offer our respects to all of them, and enter into the Sutra.

“Completion, from Completion even if you think Completion has moved out, the Completion remains Complete!”

Completion, even if you feel moved away from Completion, it remains Complete. And Completion merging into the Completion remains Complete.

All your incompletions are imaginary! Listen! All your incompletions are imaginary! If you tell your DNA, your body, the source of your body, ‘All your incompletions are imaginary!’, you will walk out of any disease, because, disease is nothing but you strongly believing you are away from this Whole, understand? For example, somebody comes to me with a stomach pain. All I do is tell that stomach, ‘Hey, till yesterday you were producing whatever is required to function smoothly from this Cosmos, either from food or water or air. Come on, now wake up! Again do the same job!’ That is all I do. And the body gets healed! Unfortunately, that person has moved too much away from his stomach; the stomach listens to me, but not to him! But if you have not moved away from your stomach, even YOU can tell your stomach. Continue reading →

ZERO is not ‘NOTHINGNESS’; ZERO is ‘INFINITY’.

I just can’t control my celebrative mood when I read even one verse of Upanishad. What a beauty. Beauty in words! Grace in organizing the sounds! Never there was so much of beauty expressed in words or the grace organized in sounds!

पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदम् पूर्णात् पूर्णमुदच्यते |
पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते ||

Poornamadhah Poornamidham Poornaath Poornam Udhachyathey |
Poornasya Poornamaadhaaya Poornamevaavasishyathey ||

Just by repeating this one line, I can give up my body. Nothing else is required. Nothing else is required. This one verse was made available to me in my human body is enough; this human body has achieved what it needs to achieve. This one sacred sentiment, this one sacred truth is revealed to me is enough; this human body is useful, it is used more than it can be used. Now it has reached its fulfillment. Anything further, if it is alive, it is a bonus. The cognition, when that gets centered on consciousness, life is love, laughter, joy, and life itself.

Let us now understand how to make our cognition centered on this sacred truth:

‘The Whole comes from Whole and be established in the Whole and gets back to Whole. And even during this whole process, it remains as Whole.’ Continue reading →

There is no such thing as ‘mental disease’ can exist as mind is a fluid

ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदम् पूर्णात् पूर्णमुदच्यते |
पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते ||
|| ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ||

Om Poornamadhah Poornamidham Poornaath Poornam Udhachyathey |
Poornasya Poornamaadhaaya Poornamevaavasishyathey ||
|| Om Shanthi Shanthi Shanthih ||

Om, the Yon is full, Fullness.
Fullness, this from Fullness, fullness doth proceed.
Withdrawing Fullness’s Fullness off,
Even Fullness then itself remains.
(Brihadaranyaka Upanishad)

Now, an introduction, understand.

A normal man’s life in the waking state runs based on logic. How much ever you condemn logic, you can’t drop it, understand? Even after realizing the state of God, if I feel like sneezing, I have to pick up the kerchief and wipe my face. It will not come by itself and wipe my face. A waking state of human life is bound by logic, it functions by logic. Logic is the law of waking state of human life.

But, human life is not just waking state as we are all made to strongly cognize. That is where we need to understand.

Listen. When the emotion interferes in any equation, logic loses its base. For example, two plus two is four (2 + 2 = 4) is logic. But, in a painting, the paint you used and the canvas put together is not painting. That is not equivalent to painting. Listen. You can’t even come to the logical conclusion the amount of force used by the painter on the brush which reached the canvas and made the paint stick to the canvas. No! The amount of paint used, the amount of force used, the canvas used, all put together can never equate painting, because, the component of ‘emotion’ involved! That is why even the country law gives huge punishment if the crime is heinous crime. All murderers don’t get hanged. Only if it is ‘rarest of the rare’, they get hanged. What decides the ‘rarest of the rare’? The emotion involved in it; like a child is killed. A child is raped and killed. Naturally, too much of emotion involved in it. The child has a future; it can’t defend itself; it can’t protect itself; defenseless! Life, which has a future, when that is harmed or killed, naturally it becomes ‘rarest of the rare’ crime. Understand, in any field, when the emotion is involved, logic cannot be taken to the end, and that does not give the right result.

Emotion is the ‘Smell of Consciousness’. That is why your dreams can never be logically analyzed or concluded. Suddenly you will be sitting with somebody, who you never want to see in your life – waking state, and having breakfast. Instead of breaking fast, you will be breaking your head. Listen. Continue reading →

First, foremost, and final words given to the universe from the Universe, given to humanity from the Cosmos

Listen! This is the first and foremost, and final word! Upanishads are not like Science, every day developing. For example, today a scientist will come and declare something as truth. Everyone will agree. That will be considered as truth. People will make their life’s decisions, align everything based on that truth. In ten years, another scientist will come and prove that whole thing as false and declare something else as truth. Then people will align their lives to that. And then, after five years, somebody else will come and declare that as a lie and prove something else as truth. Understand, if the truth is going to be changing tomorrow, it is not truth even today. Upanishads are not like science which is evolving or changing. It is like a scientist carries a lantern in a thick forest and tells the truths about the forest to the world, ‘There are ten trees, two snakes, and….dark.’ When you walk further, ‘No, no, the forest is not just ten trees and two snakes; it is more than twenty-five trees, and two elephants.’ When you walk further, ‘No, no, no, no, no, it is not even twenty-five trees. Trees, trees, trees! Any side we turn the lantern, it is trees, trees, trees all around, and different types of animals!’ This is what is Science! But, Upanishads are a Rishi sitting and seeing the whole forest in a flash of lightning and describing it! Understand, the lantern descriptions will always change; but the Rishi sitting in the peak of the hill, seeing the whole thing in one flash of lightning, and penning it down, is Upanishads! Understand the difference between these two. Upanishads are the first, foremost, and final word on truth! First, foremost, and final word on truth!

Nothing, nothing like Upanishads declare all the truths in so close a way to the heart, in such a closer way to the heart. Such a beautiful way to live! User-friendly! Continue reading →

Richness of Hinduism

UPANISHADS! This first mantra, Shanthi Mantra of Ishavasya Upanishad, which is in the Fortieth Chapter of Yajur Veda, it is given first place in the series of Upanishads. I should just say a few words about these Upanishads and mantras.

There are four major Commenatries on Upanishads. Four major Commentaries: Neelakanta Shivacharya, Adi Guru Shankaracharya, Ramanujacharya, Madhwacharya. All four of them are great enlightened beings, incarnations. No question of comparing anybody with others. All four of them made Upanishads user-friendly for a different type of group at different times. So, please understand, the differences you see in the different Commentaries of the Masters is not because of the Masters, it is because of the disciples.

When Neelakanta Shivacharya – he is the first one who wrote the Commentary, much earlier to Adi Guru Adi Shankaracharya, Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya – when Neelakanta Shivacharya was writing the Commentary, what was the need of the society, human society at that time, what needs to be highlighted for them, what is the best way they will all be able to experience the Upanishads, from that angle he presented the Upanishads. And then comes Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya. He is one of the greatest incarnations. He reveals the Upanishads for that time and for that human society. Please understand, ‘Why the differences between the Masters?’, should be understood.

Somebody came to me. He came for a debate, and straight he started asking, ‘Swamiji, even among our own acharyas there is no one conclusion. How can we follow anything? Hinduism is just chaos and confusion!’

I said, ‘Who funded your education?!!’

These people, the Hindus educated by the anti-Hindu forces, are most dangerous than any anti-Hindu forces! These people confuse the common man and destroy Hindu Tradition, understand? As an inheritor of Hindu wisdom – not “self-styled”; I am born Hindu, brought up as Hindu! – I am telling you, please understand, the differences between the acharyas’ Commentaries are not because all the acharyas’ “anubhoothi”, experience, was different. No! The need of the society, need of the disciples, need of the human society at that time was different! So, when each acharya happened – the Upanishads are like an ocean – each one of them made the Upanishads user-friendly for that time and society. The differences of the acharyas and their Commentaries should be taken as the richness of Hinduism, and not as chaos or confusion of Hinduism. So, they provided paths for different mindsets. Continue reading →

No one can take away the Mahadeva component of you !

Nothing, nothing, as I said, nothing at all is said extra in the Upanishads. As I said, you cannot edit them. No editing is possible. It is so precise, perfect! And, you cannot comment on it. Nothing extra can be added to it. May be you can highlight something and go on repeating it. You cannot comment on it.

नैनं छिन्दन्ति शस्त्राणि |

नैनं दहति पावकः ||

Nainam chindhanthi shasthraani |

Nainam dahathi paavakaha ||

(Weapons cleave It not; Fire burns It not.)

No one can cut it and take it away from you! No one can burn it and take it away from you!

All of us have the Mahadeva component in us. How much ever you deny, you do catch a glimpse of that, you do experience it. You can go on denying, ‘No, no, no, that and all is not there. Unnecessarily why should I imagine and create mess? No, no.’ You can go on denying, denying. See, for example, if I denied the existence of these plants and didn’t revere them, respect them for their existence, nothing, they may not have grown. They would just have had their usual growth. But the moment I respect their existence, they also respect their existence. The moment I respect you as a sannyasi, enlightened being, Mahadeva’s embodiment, Shiva Gana, you also start respecting you.

When you know the Mahadeva component in you is still active, alive, does not expire, you fall in love with you!

I tell you, falling in love with yourself is the only way to keep “Nithyothsaaha” – “Nithya Uthsaaha” – “eternal excitement”. Continue reading →

Existence of life doesn’t depend on action but on its Existence itself

I tell you, if you see a person sitting next to you how you will feel, if you see a dog sitting next to you how you will feel, if you see a plant sitting next to you how you will feel, it is based on that, that, that is going to respond to you. Please understand, if you think the person who is sitting next to you is alive, you will react either with love or withdrawal, whatever; you may react in some way. If you see a dog sitting next to you, you will react in some way. But, if you don’t react the same way to the plants, it means you don’t feel they are alive.

Listen to this logic; you will understand the conclusion. Why we feel the plant is not that much alive, the person is more alive, the dog is a little less alive, and the plant is less alive? Why? Because, we have the wrong knowledge that, “action decides life”. No! Existence decides life; not action decides life. Because the man can do more actions than the dog, the dog can do more actions than the plant, you gauge, you measure even the existence of life in them based on the actions. Please understand, this is the basic misunderstanding. Some of these basic misunderstandings can be repaired only by Upanishads. Only by Upanishads! Because, only the Upanishadic Masters carried that kind of an inner-space.

Our architect who is doing this stage decoration for Upanishads, getting the plants, rock, everything, she suddenly comes and tells me, ‘Swamiji, really I have to tell you something!’

I said, ‘What?’

‘The plants kept next to you have grown taller, almost one feet!’

I said, ‘Come on! I heard enough stories!’

She says, ‘No, Swamiji! Really, Swamiji, too tall! They are growing every day, day by day, tall!’

I laughed and tried to brush it aside.

She said, ‘No, Swamiji, I will prove to you! I can show you the height, Day One, then Day Two, how they are growing so tall!’

I said, ‘They are also hearing Upanishads!’

‘First…’, I told them, ‘first get me evidence. Only then I will talk about it.’ Because, I don’t want people to make fun of me or fun of this whole idea of Upanishads.

Listen! I don’t treat them because of their action or inaction; I don’t have an idea about them because of their action or inaction. Just like every day I bow down in front of Kaalabhairava….. See, the Garbhamandir door, we respect it as a symbol of Kaalabhairava. It is worshipped as a deity of Kaalabhairava. Just like every day I bow down in front of Kaalabhairava, when I come down I always touch the plants in my garden, I touch all of them for a second, bless them, and come. Because of (based on) their action or inaction I don’t gauge the level of life in them. Please understand, I have not done something special to them. I just didn’t judge their level of life. See, just like when the dog is sitting next to you, if you judge that it is a very low life, you may not even respond; and that also won’t respond. But, even if you just recognize his existence, he loves himself and loves you, understand?

Whoever makes you love yourself, you love that person. Whoever makes you love yourself, you love that person. It is a law of life.

Your attitude may be different: respectful, sometimes reverence, sometimes fear, sometimes…..whatever, but whoever makes you love you, you WILL love that person. I tell you, my whole work is making people love them truly.

I tell you, I am constantly respecting your existence as life. With these plants, the same thing. I just respected their existence. I never did anything else! But, before sitting in this seat every day, I bow down to all of them. I don’t have an idea they are some way lower. I just feel I am sitting with a group of people. If a group of people are sitting next to me how I feel, that is exactly the way I am feeling. The way I respond to your existence, the same way I responded to their existence. For human-beings, the way I am responding to their existence is by blessing them or healing them or asking them about their problems, giving some solution or consolation, courage. For these plants, just a good look! Look from the eyes which is respecting their life is enough for them to beautifully expand and celebrate, love their own existence! Love their own existence, understand? And one good thing with plants is, you don’t need to train them; they don’t have SDHD (Self-Doubt, Self-Hatred, Self-Denial); they don’t have exploiting mentality; they don’t have exploiting tendency; they don’t have something which is not them as part of them. With human-beings, they internalize something which is not them as part of them. So, we have to separate that and show them what they are. And, I tell you, the moment I show what is you, you will just fall in love with you!

The Mahadeva component of you which fulfills whatever you want, which gives so much of “feeling good” about you, is the real you. Please understand, all of you have the Mahadeva component of you which makes you feel so good about you. Sometimes people say, ‘No, I think I never saw that part. I don’t think I have that. I think, when I came down, I left that in Kailash and came down.’ HAHAHAHA! Or, ‘After I came here, somebody stole it.’

Upanishads are Existence’s songs about its existence

Any idea, any truth, any concept, any theology, the more the person is present in that theology, the more it is useful only for him, not for the whole world, not for the Whole, not for the humanity or society or the whole universe.  Less the individual is present, more the concept, the idea, the theory, the philosophy is useful for humanity, society, for the Whole.  Less the part is present, more useful for the Whole.  More the part is present, less useful for the Whole.  Understand, less the individual is present, more the truths, concepts, ideas, are useful to the whole humanity, society, and the universe.  More it is universal, less individual.  More individual, less universal.  The individual’s influence should only be for the sake of enriching, never for the sake of establishing the person’s identity. 

I tell you, history is always written by the people who won the wars.  That is why it is never factual, “as it happened”.  No!  No history is factual.  Only when the author’s individual vested interests, fear and greed to certain ideologies disappear, only then the history becomes factual, whole, useful for the whole universe and the whole humanity, whole society.  History written by the people who do not have any vested interests only is called “Puranas”.  Puranas are more factual than any history written by the people with vested interests.  Don’t read any book where the author is heavily present.  If the author has disappeared within him and he doesn’t have any vested interests, fear or greed for an ideology, then READ THAT PERSON, not just his books!  Read that person’s very life!  Be around him and learn; you will catch the truth!

Apourushyathwa!  Even if the author wants to establish his name, there is a corruption, there is a reason, there is a vested interest, there is a fear or greed.  Sometimes authors do not put their name, but they put some popular person’s name, because they wanted that popular identity to protect their work.  That is why so many works are attributed to Adi Shankara.  Only when the individual is absent, his personal vested interests, fear and greed disappear, dissolve, he becomes a pure channel for Existence to sing its own existence.  Upanishads are Existence’s songs about its existence.  Existence’s songs about its existence!  Continue reading →