The Advaitha, please listen, Oneness becomes your reality with the Love Current of Mahadeva. Please understand, when you authentically experience Love Current of Mahadeva, the Oneness you experience will continue to keep you retain the juice of celebrating Mahadeva, understand? Today, I wanted to expand on some of the most subtle points.
यस्मिन् सर्वाणि भूतान्यात्मैवाभूद् विजानतः ।
तत्र को मॊहः कः शॊक एकत्वमनुपश्यतः ॥
Yasmin SarvaaNi Bhoothaani Aathmaivaabhoodh Vijaanathaha |
Tathra Ko Mohaha Kah Shoka Ekathvam Anupashyathaha ||
“In one who has cognized the reality, all existing beings become the very Self. Then what delusion, what sorrow of incompletion can there be for that Seer living in the space of Oneness, Living Advaitha?”
Listen! The Love Current of Mahadeva leads you to Oneness experience. After that, after the experience of Oneness, the way you live will be the Love Current of Mahadeva, understand? Love is not just a path for experiencing Oneness. After experience the Oneness, the utility value of life itself is Love. If you start practicing love now, meditating on Love Current of Mahadeva, you will experience Oneness, and after experiencing Oneness, the way you operate, the way you cognize, the way you move, the way you live, the way you exist, the whole thing will be same Love in a different dimension.
Always there is a conflict between Advaithis and Bhakthas. Always Advaithis declare these Bhakthas as “Leelavaadhis”: ‘All the time talking about devotion, devotion; they never experience the Oneness.’ And, always these Bhakthas go on criticizing these Advaithis as “Mayavaadhis”, delusionists: ‘They don’t celebrate devotion and love.’ And there is also a subtle deep fear that if you experience Oneness, you may lose the devotion; it may all become all “Me”, “Me”, “Me”, “Me”. From the side of devotees, they feel, ‘Oh, if we experience Oneness, it will all become “Me”, “Me”, “Me”. Devotion will be lost.’ From the Advaithis, ‘Oh, if I experience devotion, that is all! The state I am in, I may lose it! I will fall into duality!’ It is such a stupid misunderstanding!
I tell you, Oneness strengthens your ability to radiate love. Oneness, experiencing Oneness, strengthens your ability to radiate love. And, when you become all “Me”, “Me”, “Me”, “Me”, you lose the ability to celebrate devotion, understand?
This one thing I asked Arunagiri Yogishwara when he was teaching me Advaitha. I said, ‘Everything is okay; but let me continue to retain my innocent devotion of touching, holding on to your feet when I sit next to you.’ Understand? Once he was trying to show me the power of Oneness, of Advaitha. He said that….. He was sitting, facing north, on the steps of the Kalyana Mandapam in Thiruvannamalai Temple. In front of him, his Samadhi; in the side, the main deity; right-hand side, the main deity Garbha Griha; left-hand side, the hill, Arunachaleshwara, Arunachala hill. He said, ‘This, that, that, all is Me! Just see!’ When he moved the hand, I saw literally the Garbha Griha and the hill, the whole thing merging into him! When he moved the hand, I saw they are back to their places. It is very easy to tell it is delusion. But it was not! I know! Because, it was such powerful experience! Such restful awareness! During this whole thing, I was sitting holding his one feet, in the leg, saying that if I hold on to his feet, lot of energy will come, power will come. Of course, when he showed that Advaitha, the concept of “energy will come, power will come” has disappeared; it has completely disappeared! I just know he is one, and I am just one with him! Then I asked him only one thing: ‘Whatever may be the experience, let me just retain my ability to have this deep love experience, Love Current. He laughed and said, ‘Advaitha will only strengthen the Love Current! Advaitha will only strengthen the bhakthi!’
The Oneness, please understand, the practice of Oneness, I will give you some of the deep, important, insider’s secrets.
What takes away Oneness from you is: not able to cope up with the reality as it is.
You always feel more colorfulness is needed than the reality you experience, because, you feel hope makes life function in you. So, constantly you feel that much more than what you perceive is required to keep you alive; so, that need for the hope, the idea you need something more to move on. That is why, even as a child, you need fairy tales. Please listen! From the beginning you feel, ‘Something more is required. Only then I can move on.’ So, life moves only with the idea – “something more is required”. So, you go on projecting that “something more” which you feel is required, either as quality requirement or quantity requirement. Either you feel you need more money; only then life will be great. More cars, more houses. Then you become “Materialistic”. Or, if you think ‘better quality, better way of loving, giving, respecting, serving’, then you become a “Spiritualist”.
Whether it is a quantity requirement or quality requirement, the moment you have the idea that something more is required for you to experience Completion and fulfillment, that is the first delusion.
Because, it has gone to the bio-memory level, you cannot directly wipe that out from inside you. It has become a part of you, that always building up, building up, which is not there, cooking up which is not there, hoping for which is not there, go on faking which is not there, with the hope it will happen, or it has already happened.
Listen! I am breaking one of the important pots!
This hope and building up, even while you talk you just see. Just sit and speak for half-an-hour, one hour, with any of the known people in your life, friends or family, with whoever. Then, after that, just observe that one-hour conversation, and study: In how many places you exaggerated either that person or you, or about any subject you are talking. If you are convinced that something is great, or somebody is great, you just go on exaggerating, which is not existentially experience to you. I tell you, this hoping, exaggerating, all these can never be directly transcended.
There is one being about whom you can never exaggerate; anything said can never be exaggeration. That is Mahadeva, the Cosmic Consciousness! So, divert your whole thing towards that. Then, even your exaggeration, hope, everything settles on the reality which can never be exaggerated. So, naturally, your hopes, your exaggeration, everything, does not lead you to delusion; it leads you to reality. Understand? Understand?
Love Current of Mahadeva is nothing but your hopes, greed, desire for more colorful, more quality, quantity, experience of life being diverted to the Ultimate about which you can never exaggerate. Nothing more golden can be painted on him. So, anything you say is less than what he is. This, this makes your quality of asking for more, and hope, settle down on one which is away from you. Listen! The more and more you go on exaggerating about you….. When you don’t have any other subject, that is what you will do! That is what you will do! When you don’t have any other subject, that is what you will do! When more and more you exaggerate about you, you continue to maintain the delusion.
The continuous process of exaggeration, need for hope, asking for more, cannot be taken away from you directly when you divert that to Mahadeva who can never be exaggerated. All your hope, all your need for more, everything settles down on him. Moving away from you, you wake up to the Oneness, because, you are constantly waiting to wake up for the more, Ultimate! As long as you think that is going to be you, you will be so poor, struggling, suffering. When that hope, more quantity and quality, is on something which is beyond you, your whole bio-memory for more settles down on him. That is what I call “feeling connection”, or “love”, or “devotion”, or “bhakthi”. Your need for more, and exaggeration, settling down on God or Guru, which is other than you, is “devotion”. When it settles down on him, your life becomes so alive, rich; and, because it is away from you, you break the delusion, illusion.
I tell you, if you don’t have anything other than you to exaggerate, hope for, feel more about, feel the quantity, quality, more need, you are the poorest person, I tell you! I will declare that as “spiritual poverty”, “conscious poverty”, “depression”. The moment you open your mouth, if all your exaggeration is moving around either your God or Guru, I tell you, you are one of the richest beings in the Planet Earth! Because, all your hope, need for qualitative, quantitative difference, and greed, exaggeration, everything is centred on something else other than you, will wake you up towards Oneness.
Antidote for delusion is devotion.
Antidote for “maya” is “leela”.
Antidote for “maya” is “leela”.
Exaggeration is inevitable. You cannot kill it. I challenge! Record any of your conversations for ten minutes. You will see constantly exaggeration erupting! Even in a negative way – if you hate somebody, you will exaggerate negatively about that person. Exaggeration is the way your mind functions. So, till it dies, let your exaggerations be centered on your God or Guru, your Ishta. Your Ishta! If it is centered on God, you will experience him in deities. If it is centred on Guru, you will experience it living. But exaggeration is the basic quality with which you function. That getting diverted towards the being who can never be exaggerated is “devotion”. That is the only way you wake up, you wake up to the reality! When you wake up to the reality…..
I asked Arunagiri Yogishwara only this boon:
“Forever, give me the joy and juiciness of always putting, surrendering, dumping my need to exaggerate on you. Let it always be on you if there is a need.”
Before enlightenment there will be need. Once the enlightenment happens, then there is no need to exaggerate, because, you know nothing can be exaggerated. Anything you tell about him IS Him! It is only less than him, not exaggeration. Only you will be crying, ‘Oh, words cannot be sufficient, words are not enough to describe him.’
Whoever decides, ‘In my words and deeds and thinking, all my exaggeration will be only cenetred on my Ishta’, you are travelling on the path of enlightenment! Get ready to wake up! Look in! That is all is Love Current of Mahadeva, I tell you! That is all is Love Current of Mahadeva, understand?
Today’s subject for Vaakyaartha Sadhas is: “How all of us have this exaggeration pattern and keep it centered on us. And how we can shift it to God or Guru.”