Upanishads make you live Advaitha by giving you Sacred Knowledge, Sacred Sentiment and Sacred Cognition.

Satchidananda is not delusion or illusion or imagination. Satchidananda, living Satchitananda is possible. That is the first statement I want to give about Living Advaitha.

Second: The understandings you need, understandings you need for the spiritual possibility, understandings you need for the spiritual possibility, listen, the understandings you need for the spiritual possibility is “Jnana”, Sacred Knowledge.

Sacred Sentiments you need to have, you need certain kind of emotional strength when you go through the transformation. When you start living Advaitha, certain emotional strength is required, and the intensity of the passion and emotion can be used to explode into Living Advaitha to take you to the next, next, next levels. Continue reading →

Guru is the powerful wake-up call towards your spiritual possibility!

Having all the necessary intellectual understanding to live Advaitha is “Jnana”. Having all the intellectual understanding, listen, having all the necessary intellectual understanding is “Jnana”.

Having all the necessary feeling-connection strength to live Advaitha is “Bhakthi”.

Having all the necessary cognitions to live Advaitha is “Vijnana”.

Listen! Having all the intellectual understanding which is necessary to live Advaitha.

Living Advaitha” means, radiating all powerful, all knowledge, always blissful, Satchidanandamaya.

Satchidananda is not a fantasy, please be very clear. It is not a fantasy of the Hindu brain. No! It is not a fairy tale from some old rishis of Taraka Vana or Naimisharanya. No! Listen! Listen! Satchitananda is not fantasy. It is reality! Satchitananda is reality! I am not interested in debating with the people who call this as fantasy. I am only interested in giving this experience to people who want to receive it. With more debates, more time will be wasted. I am not interested in that. I am not interested in leading to unnecessary debate; but I am always ready to clarify all the possible doubts. Continue reading →

As per the Upanishads, euthanasia, “mercy killing”, is not encouraged or allowed.

असुर्या नाम ते लोका अन्धेन तमसाऽऽवृताः । ताँस्ते प्रेत्याभिगच्छन्ति ये के चात्महनो जनाः ॥

Asurya naama they lokaa andhena thamasaavruthaah | Thaamsthey prethyabhigachchanthi ye ke chaathmahano janaah ||

The translation: ‘The various abodes of the Asuras, the lower level existence, are in the form of inferior or lower grade worlds, which are like hells coerced by darkness, representing all the negative qualities, collectively called “thamas”. Those who literally kill the Athma become ghosts who inhabit such horrible abodes, and, this, they continue to do repeatedly.’

And, I am very clearly, with all my integrity, telling you from this sutra, “mercy killing” is wrong! Killing yourself due to some pain or suffering, means: committing suicide, or killing yourself with the help of professionals, doctors – euthanasia, or assisting somebody to kill themselves, all this is wrong as per Upanishads. Hindus should neither allow “mercy killing” on themselves, nor practice euthanasia. Please understand! Of course, in Hindu Tradition, we don’t have the tradition of issuing “fathwa” (religious decree or command); we only reveal the truth, and people follow it. So, I am revealing the truth: As per the Upanishads, euthanasia, “mercy killing”, is not encouraged or allowed. Even if the worst suffering is happening, go through life. Because, even those sufferings will be teaching you something and making you to reinvent yourself in the next birth! Don’t avoid any lesson which life brings you. Don’t say “NO” to life in whatever way life presents itself to you. So, learn to say “YES” to life. Reinvent yourself by saying a powerful “YES” to life!

And, I also sincerely recommend all the Hindus not to practice euthanasia, not to do it even as part of your profession. Whenever the countries where the “mercy killing” is allowed, whenever you are asked to assist by a patient, recuse yourself showing religious reasons. And, euthanasia should not be practised by a “practising Hindu”. Please understand, in Hindu Tradition, you don’t become Hindu by birth. That is one beauty! You become Hindu only when you start practising it! So, this gives the clear understanding. Anybody practises is Hindu. This gives a powerful opening. Anybody practices is Hindu. So, understand, no question of saying “NO” to life. Even if life presents itself to you in the way you are not able to tolerate, NO! So, as Hindus, all of you, even in your Will, should mention very clearly that every possible available intelligence, energy, resource should be used to keep you alive as long as possible. “Mercy killing”, euthanasia, is not encouraged and supported in Vedic Tradition. In any form, saying “NO” to life is not encouraged.

One of the important qualities to say “YES” to life is Tremendous Patience! “Yes”. “Yes”. “Yes”. Every time “Yes”. After every time, “YES”!

असुर्या नाम ते लोका अन्धेन तमसाऽऽवृताः । ताँस्ते प्रेत्याभिगच्छन्ति ये के चात्महनो जनाः ॥

Asurya naama they lokaa andhena thamasaavruthaah | Thaamsthey prethyabhigachchanthi ye ke chaathmahano janaah ||

The translation: ‘The various abodes of the Asuras, the lower level existence, are in the form of inferior or lower grade worlds, which are like hells coerced by darkness, representing all the negative qualities, collectively called “thamas”. Those who literally kill the Athma become ghosts who inhabit such horrible abodes, and, this, they continue to do repeatedly.’

Listen! People who say “YES” to life, what will happen to them was described in the last verses. Now, people who say “NO” to life, what will happen to them is getting described.

Listen! Whenever you entertain “NO” to life, first, always, “NO” is entertained as frustration. Then it evolves as anger, violence, self-doubt, self-hatred, self-denial; all this is various expressions. But, it starts as frustration. So, I tell you, one of the important qualities to say “YES” to life is tremendous patience. Listen! Tremendous patience! YES! YES! YES! Every time YES! After every time, YES!

Listen! Every time, when, what you want does not happen, don’t say “NO”; end in “YES”. I am not saying accept. No!

I will give you an example: Continue reading →

There is a big difference between “you don’t rape somebody because of fear of law”, and “you don’t rape somebody just because you don’t want to be violent “

There is a big difference between “you don’t rape somebody because of fear of law”, and “you don’t rape somebody just because you don’t want to be violent and you don’t want to enter into somebody’s space”. You don’t want to rape somebody because of Law & Order is “hard power”. You don’t want to rape somebody because you don’t want to enter into somebody’s space, or you don’t want to be violent, or you don’t want to be abusive into somebody’s space is “soft power”.

Order which comes by “soft power” is the permanent eternal order. Understand, order never comes by “hard power”; it comes only by “soft power”.

May be, Law & Order can come by “hard power”, but order can come only by “soft power”. Actually, this will answer a lot of questions about what is secularism, why the concept of secularism evolved only in the western countries, and why the concept of western secularism is not going to suit India. Continue reading →

In Vedic Tradition, GOD is not Hard power, He is Soft Power !

Listen! I am defining two words: HARD POWER, SOFT POWER.

Hard Power” means, the political power, where the administration, bureaucracy, the Law, Court, punishment, reward, all this exists – ‘You HAVE to do this or you will be prosecuted and put in jail!’ ‘You should not do this or you will be prosecuted and put in jail, tortured. You may even be hanged!’ This is “Hard Power”.

Soft Power” is the spiritual power. Thousands of people, I can say, in a way, even millions of people do whatever I am saying in the morning satsangh. I don’t have any “hard power” over them. Sometimes I am just sitting in this hall in Bidadi and saying, ‘Please close your eyes. Start inhaling and exhaling, and chant Shivoham.’ I can see, all over the world, thousands tying the eye-band, and closing the eyes, and inhaling and exhaling, and start chanting Shivoham.’ There is no “hard power”. If they don’t do, there is nothing like they are going to be prosecuted, punished. No! It is a “soft power” where, if they do, they raise themselves out of their own inspiration; voluntarily they come and learn to evolve themselves, raise themselves. Continue reading →

Why the bad people are so rich, good people are so poor. Bad people are so healthy, good people are having disease?

Listen! Listen! Whether you are good or bad is going to be decided based on whether your acts are complete with your concept of life. Understand, if your concept of life is all about pleasure and money, and your acts are complete with it, you will have that. That’s all! There is nobody to judge whether money is the ultimate purpose of life. Forget about that! God is not a judge, please understand. He only sees the kind of Completion you are carrying. And, ultimately, he does not even see that. It is an automated mechanism as far as the functioning goes on. So, listen, “if HE wants he can interfere” does not mean HE goes on interfering. No! So, be very clear, God is not sitting and doing some judgement, passing some judgements about you every day – ‘Oh, this fellow, all the time running behind money! Let me punish him!’ No! In course of time, whenever you are deciding constantly For LIFE, you yourself may realize there is something more prior, you should give more priority, more importance, than money. You may evolve. Your idea about life may change. You may reinvent yourself, feeling, ‘No, there is something which is a little more than money. There is something in life which is a little more than money.’ So, you may start reinventing yourself. Then, let your acts be complete to that new idea of you, the way you reinvented you.

So, understand, deciding FOR LIFE, again and again and again, not entertaining laziness, not entertaining boredom, being in the space of constant excitement, being in the state of constant passion, compassion, excitement!

So, understand, the only way to be free from Karmas, the bondage created by the acts, by deeds, the only way is: Decide FOR LIFE! Decide FOR LIFE!

What is “Karma” ?

कुर्वन्नेवेह कर्माणि जिजीविषेच्छत्ग्ण् समाः |  एवं त्वयि नान्यथेतोऽस्ति न कर्म लिप्यते नरे ॥

kurvanneveha karmaaNi jijeeviShechChathgN^ samaaH |  evaM thvayi naanyaThethoaAsthi na karma lipyathe nare ||

“One should desire to live in this world for hundreds of years, all the while doing his deeds dispassionately as sanctioned by the scriptures. In this way, the deeds done by you shall not cling to you. There is no other way by which a man can free himself from the bondage created by the deeds.”

Listen! Let me explain what is “Karma”.

“Karma” is the bondage created in you by your commission or omission of certain acts which is incomplete with your own cognition about life.

Listen! If you think money is life, some of the acts you did which didn’t bring money to you, or some of the acts you did not do, again which deprived you from money, commission or omission of certain acts which is incomplete with your concept of life, is “Karma”.

And, any commission or omission of the acts which is in sync and complete with your concept of life does not bring you any Karma. It does not bring you any incompletion. Continue reading →

There is no other way by which a man can free himself from the bondage created by the deeds, other than, Deciding For Life!

What is “Karma”?

Karma is nothing but your DECISIONS AGAINST LIFE sitting in you and harassing you, putting you in incompletion. Your DECISIONS AGAINST LIFE which sits in you and puts you in incompletion is “Karma”…..is “Karma”!

Your decision FOR LIFE liberates you from all Karmas, all fears, all negativity.

एवं त्वयि नान्यथेतोऽस्ति न कर्म लिप्यते नरे ॥ 
evaM thvayi naanyaThethoaAsthi na karma lipyathe nare ||

“There is no other way by which a man can free himself from the bondage created by the deeds”.

Listen! How much ever you hear all these things, you need to sit and internalize. That is why, again and again, I insist, come here, experience Inner Awakening, experience Completion; you will see this whole truth – “DECIDING FOR LIFE” – will become your very core cognition! Continue reading →

The number of times you decided Against Life is only sitting in you as disease!

The second verse of Ishavasya Upanishad:

कुर्वन्नेवेह कर्माणि जिजीविषेच्छत्ग्ण् समाः | एवं त्वयि नान्यथेतोऽस्ति न कर्म लिप्यते नरे ॥

kurvanneveha karmaaNi jijeeviShechChathgN^ samaaH | evaM thvayi naanyaThethoaAsthi na karma lipyathe nare ||

“One should decide to live in this world for a hundred years, hundreds of years, all the while doing his deeds dispassionately as sanctioned by the scriptures. In this way, the deeds done by you shall not cling to you. There is no other way by which a man can free himself from the bondage created by the deeds.”

Listen! Just in the last few days, one of our devotees, a doctor, she asked me a question: ‘How to practically combine all these, Swamiji? We all know the truth. We understand that everything changes, including what we perceive, and even what we don’t perceive. How can we co-exist in Advaitha with our fellow beings, even if, either one of us, myself or others, do not accept the change as something necessary and good for all of us?’ This was the question.

Actually, the second line of the second verse is the answer. Understand:

एवं त्वयि नान्यथेतोऽस्ति न कर्म लिप्यते नरे ॥ evaM thvayi naanyaThethoaAsthi na karma lipyathe nare ||

When you decide to LIVE, when you decide FOR LIFE based on the understanding “Everything is Consciousness”…..

See, I will just give you a few types of mental setups:

Some people decide AGAINST LIFE. Seeing the SUFFERING IN LIFE and by BECOMING POWERLESS TO FACE LIFE, they decide AGAINST LIFE, I tell you. I can give you an example:

At the age of six, when you are in school, your teacher asks some question – ‘Who is the first Prime Minister of India?’ You put your hands up and jump and shout, ‘Mahatma Gandhi”. The whole class will be laughing at you. And, at that time, you feel naturally, ‘Oh, I have done some something wrong. I should not be putting up my hand and jumping like this. I should keep quiet in a crowd.’ This decision, even after you become forty-seven, when you are sitting in a meeting, you are the CEO, even then, if you have an idea, you won’t speak out directly in the group, you will tell somebody else, and that person will tell the group, and he will get the name. You decide for your whole future based on one incident! Look in.

Thousands of decisions you have done, based on one incident, AGAINST LIFE.

The other day, I was talking to a devotee.

I was telling him, ‘Hey, always remember you are Mahadeva, Shiva, and move the happenings of your life with this understanding.’

He said, ‘No, Swamiji. I just have blood-pressure and sugar (diabetes). I tell myself, “I am Mahadeva! Let this blood-pressure and sugar be healed!” When that doesn’t heal, I lose confidence that I can change the other things.’

Listen!

This blood-pressure and sugar, you would have taken so many thousands of decisions AGAINST LIFE; that is why it came. So, now, when you decide FOR LIFE, decide at least a few times till that whole part starts listening to you.

See, your decisions AGAINST LIFE has become a big chunk in you. You may not need to kill all of them, but you need to create the decision FOR LIFE at least to drive them enough! See, each time, your decision AGAINST LIFE becomes one soldier against you. If there are two million soldiers inside you, each time you create a positive decision – means, “FOR LIFE” – you are creating one soldier in your army. Now you don’t even have to create an army for you to kill the opposite army, but you have to at least create the sound, noise, that they should run away! So, if you have taken one-thousand decisions AGAINST LIFE, at least ten decisions FOR LIFE you have to take. Only then all those one-thousand decisions AGAINST LIFE will be nullified.

Many times you decide AGAINST LIFE just because of a simple incident, for small reasons. So, understand, there is one kind of mental setup which decides AGAINST LIFE because of a few incidents of life. 

Second, there are a set of people, there is a kind of a mental setup, they decide AGAINST LIFE, listen, they decide AGAINST LIFE out of the IGNORANCE that deciding AGAINST LIFE is going to give them peace or liberation. THAT ignorance! People think ‘Oh, instead of living like this let me die’. And you think, if you die, immediately you are released from all this suffering? No! If death is going to be freedom from all these sufferings, I would have started promoting suicide long before! No! It is in no way going to free you. Please understand, if you commit suicide because you are not able to handle your wife, you may have ten wives exactly like this same person with whom you are living, in Hell! From whatever you think you can escape, you will have MORE! And, unfortunately, in Hell you don’t have the choice of committing suicide!

So, out of IGNORANCE, people deciding AGAINST LIFE. 

And, there are some people who want to choose FOR LIFE, decide FOR LIFE, but don’t think that that is what Cosmos wants you to do, don’t sincerely, authentically, stand by it. They say, ‘Alright, now I am deciding FOR LIFE. Let me see how much it goes, how far it goes.’ After two days, one small shaking, immediately they fall back, they collapse! Again they start entertaining the thoughts, ‘I think, instead of this, let me better withdraw.’

Please understand, all withdrawal you did is AGAINST LIFE.

Whether you withdrew from your job thinking that it will be too stressful and responsible, or you withdrew from your love affair thinking that it will not be possible for you to stand and give a fight against the people who are opposing you, or you withdrew from your career or responsibility, or you withdrew from your decision of Sannyas, whatever, whatever withdrawal, WITHDRAWING IS AGAINST LIFE! Listen! Listen! WITHDRAWING IS AGAINST LIFE! See, before you start, spend enough time in analyzing – ‘Is it non-violent? Is it not hurting others?’ All that, do it. Because, anything violent, hurting others, the moment you realize, you should withdraw. That is LIVING ADVAITHA! I am not speaking from that context. Listen! Withdrawing because you became powerless is AGAINST LIFE.

Sometimes you may withdraw to feel more powerful. For example, if you are taking the decision of killing, and withdrawing from it because you feel it is violence, then it is “right withdrawal”. Actually, THIS withdrawal itself is decision FOR LIFE.

So, this is the basic understanding you need to have:

WHATEVER MAKES YOU POWERFUL AND LIVE ADVAITHA, YOU SHOULD DECIDE FOR IT!

Deciding FOR LIFE! Listen! Deciding FOR LIFE! Every time you decide FOR LIFE, immediately it reflects in your being.

I told this devotee who was complaining to me, ‘I tried to cure my blood-pressure and sugar. When that did not change, I got the negative belief. I feel that is not going to work out for me.’,

‘No! Don’t do that!

Understand, the number of times you decided AGAINST LIFE is only sitting in you as disease!

So, you should decide, ‘How many number of times it may take that I have to decide FOR LIFE to drive these diseases out, I AM going to DECIDE, that’s all! This disease HAS to DISAPPEAR! How many times I have to decide FOR LIFE for this to disappear, I don’t care. But I am going to GO ON DECIDING FOR LIFE! Whether these diseases disappear in this birth, in this body, or in the next body I am going to have healthy body, I don’t care about that! But I am going to just STICK to the decision FOR LIFE!’ This is enough. You will see immediately your body transforms!’

Don’t try to prove your importance by dying! No! Try to prove your importance by Living!

The second verse of Ishavasya Upanishad:

कुर्वन्नेवेह कर्माणि जिजीविषेच्छत्ग्ण् समाः |

एवं त्वयि नान्यथेतोऽस्ति न कर्म लिप्यते नरे ॥

kurvanneveha karmaaNi jijeeviShechChathgN^ samaaH |

evaM thvayi naanyaThethoaAsthi na karma lipyathe nare ||

“One should decide to live in this world for hundreds of years, all the while doing his deeds dispassionately as sanctioned by the scriptures. In this way, the deeds done by you shall not cling to you. There is no other way by which a man can free himself from the bondage created by the deeds.”

Listen! The first thing the Upanishads declare: DECIDE TO LIVE! I was expanding on this from yesterday. Decision to LIVE! Please listen! It is not as simple as you think; it is really deep, really deep.

Every step of life, don’t give up! Go on deciding to LIVE, deciding to LIVE, deciding to LIVE! In every opportunity, open to live….open to live. Continue reading →

Whatever you decide you are going to decide forever becomes the decision for Life immediately!

Just the other day I was telling in the satsangh, if you decide clearly that, till death you are going to decide only FOR wealth, you will feel, ‘Then why should I delay till death? Come on, let me start deciding NOW, and let me start expressing!’ Life will be aligned, tuned!

I tell you, frustrated beings, frustrated beings are the criminals of Planet Earth. Listen! Frustrated beings are the criminals of Planet Earth! When somebody is frustrated, starts deciding AGAINST LIFE, they are the dangers to Planet Earth. When somebody constantly decides FOR LIFE, they become the juice of Planet Earth, the essence of Planet Earth!

Listen! Go on deciding, go on deciding FOR LIFE. And, know, when you need to change, even your change will automatically happen when you decide FOR LIFE. For example, if you decide for Wealth, thinking that is life, after sometime you will realize, much more than Wealth there is something in you which is more important for life; you will start deciding for that. That may be Health. And, after some time, you will realize, more than Health something more important exists in you that is life. That is Enlightenment. So, ultimately, if you go on deciding FOR LIFE, FOR LIFE, FOR LIFE, you will decide for LIVING ADVAITHA! But, when you believe Money is life, don’t decide FOR Living Advaitha; then you will be hypocritical.

When you believe MONEY IS LIFE, decide for Money.

When you realize HEALTH IS LIFE, decide for Health.

When you realize ENLIGHTENMENT IS LIFE, decide for Enlightenment.

When you realize EVERYTHING IS LIFE, decide for Everything! You will have energy to have EVERYTHING – Money, Health, Enlightenment, EVERYTHING!

Deciding FOR LIFE consciously in every step makes you free from all the Karma.