How do all of us find peace and happiness in our lives?

Mohandas Pai – Swamiji, thank you so much for talking to me. Is very fascinating to be here.  Swamiji – Thank you for being here. Mohandas Pai – It’s very fascinating to be here, to see so many people who have come to meet you and talk to you. I want to start off this dialogue by asking you a very simple question – how do all of us find peace and happiness in our lives? What is the magic that we need to do, to be happy and to be peaceful within? Swamiji – Happiness is actually a alchemy … Continue reading How do all of us find peace and happiness in our lives?

Why should I work with inauthentic people?

Many times people ask me, ‘Why should we work with these people?  They are not integrated, they are not authentic. They are liars, cheats.’ I tell them, ‘Come on, if you are not able to handle their failures, you will not be able to handle your failures.  Because you are not able to handle your failures, you are not able to handle their failures.’ Giving up on people will make you give up on you, which is worse than suicide. Giving up on yourself is spiritual suicide.  Understand, giving up on others and giving up on yourself is spiritual suicide.  Giving … Continue reading Why should I work with inauthentic people?

Constantly perform responsible intense action with no clinging to the reward of performance.

IA Participant: Dear Swamiji, in Bhagavadgita chapter 5 verse 11 and Chapter 5 verse 12, the sacred secret is – ‘Constantly perform responsible intense action with no clinging to the reward of performance.’ My question is – I typically prioritise … Continue reading Constantly perform responsible intense action with no clinging to the reward of performance.

When you are in incompletion, in all places you will experience only fear and lust. If you are in a state of completion, you experience humor. If you are in a state of incompletion, you will feel that the whole world is laughing at you. If you are in a state of completion, even if the whole world is laughing at you, you will also laugh at yourself. You only have to discover whether life has a purpose or not. The philosophies based on advaita which are based on poornatva teach you that life has a purpose. The philosophies based … Continue reading

Presented bare, truth hurts

A lady came to me complaining that she is hurt by even small criticisms coming from others. She said she was very sensitive. I asked her to stop using that word. I said, ‘You are not sensitive. A really sensitive person will be porous; she will allow the words to pass through her. Only arrogant people get hurt. If you are hurt, please understand that you are arrogant. You are strong like a stone, which is why words come and hit you.’ A sensitive person would have allowed the words pass through her; she will never suffer. Even if someone … Continue reading Presented bare, truth hurts

Doing for having & Doing for being

We all function around these three axes: doing, having and being. Doing for having, without enjoying being, is the sole cause of all misery. Doing never catches up with having. Every time we work hard and fulfill one desire, there are more desires to make us run. Never think “Let me work now, I can enjoy later”. Don’t think you can come back later and enjoy! I tell you, it will never happen. Every tomorrow comes in the form of today. Doing should lead to being every moment, only then you are on the right track.  Don’t postpone living. Celebrate! … Continue reading Doing for having & Doing for being

What is sex ?

The most talked about, thought about and written about subject is sex. The most misunderstood, misinterpreted and confusing subject is also sex! We either try to avoid the subject, or we try to indulge in it. Sex is deeply buried in our unconscious minds. Right from the start, we rarely find someone who can enlighten us on the subject of sex. Sex, more than any other subject, needs to be illumined with the light of consciousness.  Sex is a tremendous creative energy. It is a meditative energy. The whole world has arisen out of sex energy.  Our ancient enlightened masters, … Continue reading What is sex ?

Socrates was killed by being forced to drink the juice of the poisonous herb called hemlock.  Just before he drank the poison, one of his disciples asked him, “Master, are you not afraid of dying? You appear to be so calm”. Socrates replied, “Why should I be ? I know that only two things can happen after death. Either I will continue to exist, in some other form or name, or I will cease to exist after death. In the first case, there is nothing to worry about. In the second case, who will remain to worry? So either way, there is nothing to fear!”.  Continue reading

Morality makes you totally dull and dead!

Morality always instills fear. In our lives, morality is nothing but a poor substitute for intelligence. When you act out of your own intelligence, you can be confident of yourself. But when you act out of rules and regulations, you can never be sure of yourself, because you are not yourself to start with! You are not centered in yourself; you are centered on the rules. People who preach morality are so deeply in fear. That is why they preach about it. They are afraid either because they are unsure of themselves or because they know to be moral only … Continue reading Morality makes you totally dull and dead!