Can outside minds influence the individual’s mind and thought process ?

Q: It has been said that an individual has control over his mind. Does this mean that outside minds can still influence an individual’s mind and thought process? How can we control this and be liberated from anger and depression?

Swamiji: Nice question. Do you have control over your mind?

Questioner: Sometimes I find it difficult… 

Swamiji: Alright. This is the answer that I get from almost everyone. The statement that an individual has control over the mind, is only said, never practiced and never experienced. Next, outside minds can influence the individual’s mind and thought process. Are you married?

Questioner: Yes! Continue reading “Can outside minds influence the individual’s mind and thought process ?”

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Vacuum is energy not absence of matter

Q: According to science, vacuum is the absence of matter. But according to you, vacuum is energy. Matter is manifestation of energy. How would you define vacuum?

Please understand that science has changed its view. Now scientists are coming up with a clear-cut idea that no such thing as ‘vacuum’ can be created. Even in space, where you say vacuum exists, ether is present. Ether is the gross form of energy. Science is also coming up with the fact that ether is also matter. It can be measured and handled. Science has evolved to the extent that it can understand spiritual truths to a certain degree. They have started understanding that vacuum is not the absence of matter. It is the absence of certain parts of matter. There are five major elements – earth, fire, water, air, ether. Vacuum is the absence of four of these major elements – earth, water, fire, air. That’s all. It is not the absence of matter, it is the absence of four elements. Thousands of years ago the eastern rishis developed the science of Vastu Shastra. It is the science that teaches one how to utilize the power of ether in daily life. It is the technique of building homes and houses in a way that the ether energy is enclosed in the space of the home in the best possible way. Today, scientists are working to understand methods of how to use ether! So, according to me and according to science, vacuum is energy. Vacuum is not the absence of matter.

source: Living Enlightenment

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 my business tasks by revenue; the higher the revenue, the higher the priority of the task. Is this verse 11 and 12 of chapter 5 applicable in the planning, execution, or both phases. Please clarify. Thank you, Swamiji.

Swamiji: Please understand, you doing the business tasks by the revenue, higher the revenue, higher the priority is perfect. Nothing wrong. But when you start calculating your whole life just based on the money or the revenue, that is where something is seriously wrong. At some points you may have to perform many actions which does not bring direct revenue but which brings fulfillment. For example, all the actions in your relationship, family; you may have to get a toy and give it to your child, you may have to give a smile to your spouse, you may have to give a hug to your friend,  don’t lose those dimensions.

Unfortunately if you put everything in the revenue sheet; toy is not a revenue, it is only an expense, a smile is not going to give you revenue, those things only I am saying, even when you need to do something which is related to your relationship which does not bring revenue, be responsible for it, be total in it. Otherwise you performing your actions, based on higher the revenue, higher the priority of task, perfect. Forget about you, even I perform like that only. That is the way life happens. That is the way life is. But you will see in me the same totality, and intensity when I perform all the actions which are not related to revenue, which are related to seva / service. When I conduct a medical camp or when I conduct some satsang or the mass programs, annadhan or any other social activities, social service activities which are no way related to revenue, you will see the same intensity in me. The prioritization may happen based on the revenue but the smile cannot happen based on the revenue.

See, after prioritizing when you start working, then forget about everything. It should be a complete total being.  You prioritizing, see.. if you are not prioritizing based on revenue you can be a complete fool. I have seen.. I have seen penny wise pound foolish fellows. They will save few pennies and lose not just pounds, millions of pounds.

In planning, do prioritize based on the revenue but when you execute forget about the revenue. Be total. Complete. Even planning as per revenue has to be done responsibly, intensely. When you execute perform intensely without bothering about the reward. See.. when I plan, I plan this, this, this, this, this. When I execute even if the reward does not come, I don’t bother. I go ahead, execute. Do it. Over.

In planning, do responsibly. In execution do responsibly without clinging to the reward of performance.

Seeing is Completion

Questioner: what I’m beginning to notice about incompletion is that an inaccurate cognition can actually bring you to the next step in your expansion. So, it becomes a beautiful churning. So, what I used to do was, when I see an inaccurate cognition, I’d begin to hate myself or put myself down and then that would tie me up into more bondage. And now I see them, but they’re opportunities now. So that our expansion just becomes greater and greater. We start at as something insignificant’…….

Swamiji: When you see them itself, expansion starts. When you see them, all the incompletions melt away. Good! See, nothing other than seeing is required. Even if you see, they will all melt down. Seeing is Completion. Because you don’t see, I force you to see yourself in the mirror.

Questioner: I used to be afraid to see it. But now I see that it is beautiful, that the process is beautiful!

Swamiji: You feel the process is beautiful because it brings a beautiful YOU out of YOU! Great!

What is sacred about marriage?

Questionnaire: Nithyanandam Swamiji ! I’m going to ask a question after explaining about my doubt, I talked to my group here. This is about the, on the western side you have got the one day marriage, overnight married. They get married overnight, they fall in love and get married, and in India according to the Vedic tradition, we go around the Agni and all the rituals we do; and some of the current day -children born out of wedlock. So my question is, ‘What is sacred about marriage?’

Swamiji: Shall I give you a very straight answer?

The Cosmos does not recognize marriage.

That is the first thing.

Second, whatever you respect, if you keep that as a witness, that respect you have for that ideology becomes the sacredness for the marriage.

For example, I respect only one thing in my life – Arunachala. I don’t respect anything else. It is not that I disrespect, but in my heart if you ask me ‘What do you respect?’ it is Arunachala. If I give any commitment saying ‘That Arunachala is my witness I commit with you’ that’s it! I‘ll give my life to fulfil it! I’ll do everything and fulfil it. Because now what I respect as the most sacred thing in my life, I put that at stake! Same way, when you get married, if you respect fire as the most sacred…..

In our Hindu tradition, Vedic tradition, fire was the most sacred deity; even the stone deities are only next to Fire. A god has to be invoked first in the Fire which is visible. See, HE is in the Space; then HE is brought to Ether through Visualization; then HE is brought to Air through Verbalization – mantras; then HE is brought into the Fire. In the Fire only, first HE becomes visible to us; from Fire HE is invoked into Water, and from Water to the deity. That is the Kumbhabhishekam process.

So, in the Vedic tradition the Fire is considered very sacred. So, if you keep Fire as witness, and in front of Fire you declare the oath, that sacredness which you have for Fire is attributed to the marriage. Marriage itself is not recognized in the Cosmos. It is not recognized in the Cosmos. It’s almost like how you give a commitment that every day you will come for Yoga; and if you miss one day, you complete it! Same way, that level only marriage itself is recognized. Even in the Akashic Readings, Kaalabhairava has said marriage is not recognized in the Cosmos.

But, I am telling you, marriage solves a lot of unnecessary problems. Now you are stuck with only one problem!

HAHAHAHAHA!

All other problems, neither you have time to go and create all other problems, nor the other person allows you to create other problems! HAHAHAHAHAHA! So it is like a powerful possessiveness of the problem not letting you create another one problem, because if you create another one problem, this one problem cannot possess you. So, I don’t think that without marriage you will be with less problem. I tell you, marriage is okay; marriage is okay, because in many ways it reduces the number of problems you’ll create for yourself! You will be stuck with only one problem which is much better! So I do not think any sacredness is there by its own commitment level. So, let me just explain this problem once for all.

Man, by birth, is physiologically polygamous, psychologically monogamous. Psychologically he is capable of handling only one relationship, loving, responding, and taking responsibility and all that. Psychologically he does not have the capability to be polygamous. Physiologically he is polygamous, but psychologically he is monogamous. So, to solve the problem, either you should make your psychology into polygamous, or your physiology into monogamous. Making psychology into polygamous is very arduous, almost impossible. So, the best thing is making your physiology monogamous. So, to bring that kind of alignment, to bring the maturity, marriage has been started. I am not supporting your psychologically becoming polygamous or physiologically becoming monogamous. I am not supporting, and I am not opposing any of these. I am just stating the scientific facts, the inner science facts; facts of the inner science. Maybe we will be having one full day session on this one subject, ‘why so much of struggle in marriages’.

As I said, the world’ largest institution is ‘marriage’. And the world’s most cheated institution is marriage! 

No, it’s true! Even Mahadeva cheated on Parvathi, I have reference, I can give you evidence! You can’t use the word, ‘cheating, cheating’, because they are gods, but in human level it is cheating only! Alright, we should not use the word ‘cheating’, because a personality like Mahadeva never cheats nor is He hypocritical.

Anyhow, marriage itself does not have sacredness by its own act, but it gets sanctity by the witnesses you bring, by the evidences you bring. If you bring Shiva as a witness and say, ‘I’ll get married keeping Shiva as witness…’, then it becomes sacred now; that’s it! So, you should always be very careful not to have any witness or evidence when you get married! But, that is not the moral of the story! It is the people who are there as witnesses, their sacredness is attributed to the sacredness of the marriage; that’s all! Mahadeva is so intelligent. Vishnu did not come as a witness for His marriage, He himself became Vishnu and got married to Meenakshi.

You are not the doer, your incompletions are

Questionnaire: ‘According to the Upanishads, we are not the “doer” where we do our job at work. How can we detach ourselves from the doing and just work as a service for the world that God created? If I am not supposed to have a desire to succeed in my business, and have pride, what will motivate me to do it? And, how can I detach myself from this desire to be successful?’

Swamiji: I will read the question. ‘According to the Upanishads, we are not the “doer” where we do our job at work. How can we detach ourselves from the doing and just work as a service for the world that God created? If I am not supposed to have a desire to succeed in my business and have pride, what will motivate me to do it? How can I detach myself from this desire to be successful?’

I think, just now I answered your whole question. Your question: ‘According to the Upanishads, we are not the doer where we do our job at work. How can we detach ourselves……?’

Please, I wanted you to understand the first statement you made, ‘According to the Upanishad, we are not the doer.’ You need to understand that more. You will understand that statement only after the Completion process. Only after the Completion process you will understand that all this while you were not the doer, your incompletions were the doers, your incompletions were making you do what you were doing. When the Upanishads say, ‘You are not the doer’, they mean your incompletions are the doer. But unfortunately, people started thinking God is the doer. No! When you are told “you are not the doer”, it means the doer in the wrong person, not the doer in the right person. It is so unfortunate!

One guy asks his friend, ‘Why are you not wearing your wedding ring in the right finger? Why are you

wearing your wedding ring in the wrong finger?

The guy replied, ‘Yes, I am married to the wrong woman!’

HAHAHAHA….!

No, really! You have a wrong understanding! It is so unfortunate, when the Upanishads say “you are not the doer”, complete with who thinks is the doer, destroy the doer. But, unfortunately, you start thinking God is the doer! No! So, you need to understand this statement of Upanishad much deeper. Neither you are the doer, nor God is the doer, because you are God! Your incompletions are the doer. So, complete. Let your incompletions which were the doers, let that die. Then you will understand you have a great zeal to be successful in Enriching! Now, as long as you feel you are the doer, means your incompletions are making you believe you are the doer, you will not have success in anything you do, and you will not be able to detach from the doer. And, even if you try to detach from the doer, you will only fall into depression; you will not have motivation to do anything else.

Please understand the complications involved in the whole situation you are describing.

First thing, you can’t detach yourself from doing. Your incompletions are such it does all the crime, but it puts you into suffering. It won’t take responsibility. Completion is such, it makes you do all the good, but it gives you the benefits. The doer is the incompletions. Your incompletions are the doer. Please understand, your incompletions are so powerful, not only it does, but it puts you into suffering for all his actions. Completion is such, it gets all the pleasures, but makes you enjoy the results. Understand, incompletion is such, it does all the crime, it pushes you to do all the wrong things, but puts you into suffering. It doesn’t take the responsibility. Completion is such, it makes you do all the good, but gives you the benefits. 

Incompletion does not trust even itself. Incompletion has deep doubt about itself. And incompletion always leads to more and more complications.

Your whole question will be answered on its own if you enter even a little bit into Completion. Sometimes, even the surety of incompletion leads you to more problems. See, incompletions sometimes will be so sure, it leads to more incompletions. In the incompletion moment, you strongly believe this disease is going to come to you. You will see that incompletion brings the disease!

I have a story:

There was a trial happening in the court for murder. A defendant was on trial for murder. There was a strong evidence indicating guilt, but there was no corpse. In the law, the dead body is very important.

Corpse is very important to prosecute.

The defense’s closing statement, the lawyer, knowing that his client would be probably convicted, resorted to a trick saying, ‘Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, I have a surprise for you all.’ The lawyer said as he looked at his watch, ‘Within one minute, the person you all presumed dead in this case, will walk into this court-room!’, he declared. And he looks towards the court-room’s door. The jurors, shocked, stunned, all looked on eagerly, all of them were looking at the door. A minute passed….nothing happened.

Finally, the lawyer said, ‘Actually I made up this previous statement, but you all looked on with anticipation. I, therefore, tell you all that you have a considerable doubt, a reasonable doubt in this case as to whether anyone was killed at all and insist that you return a verdict of “not guilty”.

The jury really got confused and they retired to deliberate. A few minutes later, the jury returned and pronounced the verdict of “Guilty”!

The lawyer asked, ‘How, but how can you say? You must have had some doubt. I saw all of you stare at the door!’

The jury foreman replied, ‘Yes, we all looked at the door, no doubt. But your client did not!’

Sometimes, the surety, the sureness of your incompletion itself puts you in more problem!

 

Life has no pleasures other than Enriching!

Questionnaire: ‘If Enriching happens by an incomplete person, it doesn’t really reach people. It might help the Enricher but the other person might be going away instead of coming. Should the Enricher be completely complete before enriching?’

Swamiji: “Completely completing” will happen ultimately only with enlightenment. So understand, Completion, Enriching, both are not supposed to be done one after another. Both are supposed to be done simultaneously.

Please understand, in Patanjali’s Yoga, there’s a word called “Ashtanga Yoga” – “Eight parts”. Somehow, unfortunately, all the English Yogis have translated this as “Eight steps of Yoga”. That one small mistake the“anga” word. “Ashta” means “eight”; there is no controversy. This “anga”, instead of translating that word as “parts”, it has been translated… – Not even word, word “parts”, too superficial. Anga word should be translated as “organs” because they have not translated this “anga” as “organ”, instead of organ they translated that as “step”, the whole Yoga tradition has become useless in the West. It has become just small few techniques or the methods to make your body flexible and little health. That’s a disgrace done to Yoga.

Please understand, when you get a diamond and use the diamond just as a vegetable cutter, vegetable cutter, it’s a disgrace to diamond. Same way, when you use such a great power, powerful science just as technique to bring little health. No. It is so unfortunate just that one mistake done by the Max Muellerians, means followers of Max Mueller, trying to translate Hindu scriptures just to destroy Hinduism, not for making the world realize the greatness of Hinduism. In my Sampradaya, in Nithyananda Sampradaya, nowhere the Max Mueller or Max Mueller translations should be accepted as a reference text book. I am banning Max Mueller and Max Muellerians translations of Hindu scriptures. They have done the translation more to abuse the Hinduism, not to make people understand Hinduism. This Max Muellerian translation of the word “Ashtanga”, instead of “the eight organs of Yoga”, it has been translated “eight steps of Yoga”. Over! And people are struggling with the second step and third step – Yama, Niyama, Asana. Over! No one crosses beyond.

Yama is “Integrity”, Niyama is “Authenticity”. Please listen, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana is “Responsibility”. Dhyana and Samadhi is “Enriching”. Continue reading “Life has no pleasures other than Enriching!”

Every action has its own reaction

Questionnaire: ‘Swami, kindly clarify whether the statement “Every action has its own reaction” clarified by Swami during the last satsang.’

Swamiji: I wanted to allow this statement with a new understanding: Every reaction carries its own action. Please understand, because you do not know what is action till you achieve completion, all your so-called action is nothing but a reaction of incompletion. So, every reaction has its own action. “Every action has its own reaction” is not a complete statement. Every reaction has its own action, or re-reaction. All action you do out of incompletion is reaction. It is not action. Till you complete, you do not know how the space of action will feel. So, whatever you call as reaction, whatever you call as reaction is nothing but action. Understand, it is nothing but action. Whatever you call as action is nothing but reaction. Whatever you call as reaction is nothing but action.

You may say how the reaction can create action? When it is chaos and something happens after you do something, it can be called only as action. Because, many a time, your reactions don’t cause the reactions you want. It means something else is acting. That has to be called only as action, because it is not the right reaction, your reaction expected. How many of you are getting it? If it is a reaction as you planned, it can be a reaction.

Most of the time, because your action is a reaction of your incompletion, the reaction of your reaction cannot be called as reaction, because it does not bring the reaction you expect. So, it has to be called as action. The reaction to the reaction is not the reaction you expected. So, naturally it can be called only as action.

Fear of public speaking is nothing but fear of talking to yourself

Questionnaire: ‘Dear Swamiji, as you say, facing fear is the only way to go beyond any fear. Kindly correlate practicing the four tatvas and living without fear of any sort from now on; for example, fear of public speaking, going up to the fear of death.’

Swamiji: You think public speaking is such a small fear? You are wrong! Fear of public speaking is nothing but fear of losing your image, which is much worse than fear death. At least, after death you know, I don’t need to face this fellow. Nobody is going to back come and ask you, ‘Why did you die in such a bad way? You could have died a little more gracefully!’ No, nobody is going to ask you. But everybody is going to ask you, ‘Why did you blabber your mouth so much? Why did you open your mouth and lose the little respect you had?’ Everybody is going to ask you! So Fear of public speaking is much more than fear of death. Getting it? Statistics are right when they say fear of public speaking is the largest fear than fear of death! Fear of death comes only as second in the survey reports.

Understand, listen, listen, when you face certain fear….. I’ll give you one example.

For example fear of losing all your wealth.

When you face that fear you don’t need to start believing you will lose one day, but you will face it. Listen. Usually what you do know in the name of facing the fear?

‘Alright, now I lost it! What can be done? Let me face.’ Then what happens? O

ne part of you confirms you are going to lose the all the wealth and then it will say, ‘No, no! How can you live? How can you live? What is this? Why are you thinking all this?’

Listen, how many of you understand what I am saying?

So now you are caught between whether you are going to accept you are going to lose the wealth one day, or just to hide, hide, hide and suppress,

‘No, I am not going to lose! I am not going to lose! I am not going to lose!’ If you say you are not going to lose, your heart is not going to believe.

If you say, ‘Yes I am going to lose now what to do?’ Again, ‘See, you are powerless now what to do? What is the way to save yourself?’ Your mind somehow keeps seeing the rut.

Listen you don’t need to believe you are going to lose the wealth, and you don’t need to have the fear what will you do if you lose the wealth? Understand? Continue reading “Fear of public speaking is nothing but fear of talking to yourself”

What makes instant Karma happen? Why does certain Karma carry over for a long period of time?’

Questinnaire:‘If we are all cleansed of all Karma, does this mean that when we do something that causes Karma, do the consequences come much sooner if not instantly? In a normal situation, what makes instant Karma happen? Why does certain Karma carry over for a long period of time?’

Swamiji: ‘If we are all cleansed of all Karma, does this mean that when we do something that causes Karma….?’

Listen! Once you do completion, your action does not produce any more Karma.

Karma is nothing but the actions out of incompletion leads to more incompletion.

For example, if you eat ice-cream out of incompletion, that becomes a deeper pattern. But after you do completion, the same ice-cream will not become a big pattern in you.

It may just be in the level of habit, that is all; not pattern. Casual habit; not pattern. Understand, the more completion space you carry, less impact you create as Karma. For example, out of incompletions, deep greed, when you take ice-cream, the pattern you create is like a carving on the stone, which will stay forever. Out of completion, you complete with that pattern, why you start this ice-cream pattern, may be just to tell your friends you are rich, richer than others. So, you buy the big ice-cream, before you eat you show it to everybody, by that time it melts away! You would have done something like that. From there only the pattern would have started. After you complete, even if you eat the same ice-cream, the pattern you create will be like a writing on the water; it won’t even stay for a few seconds. And, one more thing you need to know, when you are in completion, if you do any Karma, the consequences will be coming won’t be much; there won’t be any consequences. There will not be any consequences. But the space you carry will have consequences. That will happen immediately. Immediately it will happen. Instantly it will happen. So, this instant Karma is nothing but the space you carry after the completion. After the completion, the space you carry. It is based on the space you carry.

‘Why does certain Karma carry over for a long period of time?’

It is just because of incompletions you carry. The more incompletions you carry, Karmas reside in you, and you carry it over for a long period. Listen, carrying it over for a long period does not mean the effect comes very late. No! Effect is continuously coming! Continuously suffering!

So, the instant Karma, effect of Karma, everything is based on the space you carry. The space you carry.

Cause and Effect and Shraaddha in the Maheshwara Puja

Questionnaire: ‘Pranaam, Swamiji! From the other day’s comments about Cause and Effect and Shraaddha in the Maheshwara Puja, it seems that completion with the departed souls will also lead to reducing the karmic account between the departed souls and I. Is this understanding correct?’

Swamiji: I will say your understanding is correct. But I would like to add some more things to your understanding. Sometimes, this karmic debt stays in you so heavily, even with so many of your completions, still in the heart you continue to carry some incompletion. At that kind of moments, at that kind of situations, the completion with the departed souls through Shraaddha, there are a few places in India, well-known for that energy, Bodh Gaya in Gaya where Buddha became enlightened, there is a huge beautiful Vishnu temple, there Vishnu’s feet are worshipped, the place is well-known for the energy of Pinda Shraaddha, completion with the departed souls, and Badri, in Badrikashram when you do Pinda Shraaddha, Brahma himself receives in his Kapaala, Brahma Kapaala, Kaalabhairava himself receives, having Brahma Kapaala, please understand, when you give in Badrikashram, Kaalabhairava holding Brahma’s skull, receives the Pinda and offers it to Vishnu. There all the three are connected. So, in Badrikashram, or Gaya, Bodh Gaya, or in Manasarovar, these are the places if you offer the Shraaddha, please understand, it really does the completion in the level of bio-memory, in the level of bio-memory. Take enough time, do completion with them, and offer the Shraaddha. It does completion in the level of bio-memory itself. So, I will sincerely encourage every human-being to do completion with the departed souls, so that people living now, you and your next generation can experience the joy of completion. And I also declare, in U.S., our Ohio Temple will specially radiate the energy on the banks of the Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswathi, in Prayag, anybody does Shraaddha in our Ohio Temple, in our Ohio-Prayag Temple, it will be received directly by Kaalabhairava through his Brahma Kapaala and offered to Vishnu. It will reach your elders, the departed souls. Ohio-Prayag will radiate this special energy of helping you and supporting you in completing with the departed souls. That place has the ambience. You have to do the Shraaddha, and take bath in that river, Sangam. You will see the completion happens.

Dear Swamiji, if we are working with you now and we break our patterns, does that mean that they will never come back again or can they get created again? Is it possible to live life without patterns?

The question is, “Dear Swamiji, if we are working with you now and we break our patterns, does that mean they will never come back again?”

Be very clear, it never comes back to you again in your inner space because I clean to the depths of your being. The level in which I clean is not superficial, not skin. I clean your very bone marrow, your very bio memory, very DNA pattern. That is why your DNA layers get awakened. Cleansing is deep and thorough, that is first thing.

Second, you are asking, “can they get created again?”

There is a possibility you can create a new pattern. Old pattern itself will not come back. They are cleaned once for all. But you need to have little bit of awareness and atleast little bit of spiritual practice. When I say little bit of spiritual practice, atleast only one quality – everyday Satsang, wherever you are; now I am reaching out to you. Just have a iphone. That’s all. I am there. Nothing else. I have reduced the whole spiritual practice to just one small thing—morning Satsang. Maximum I speak 1 to .. one and half hours. That one hour or one and half hours, it is not even boring, everybody only enjoys it. Atleast have that one habit so that you are constantly reminded not to create new patterns. That s all. See, new patterns, creating new patterns is not a joke. It is very difficult job. It is like building the building. But if you are never in touch you may just unconsciously build that building / new patterns. Even if you are in touch with the Master — you don’t need to practise much, many things; even if you are just reminded, “hey! You are building the building newly!” . You will immediately demolish it. Just Satsang alone is enough that you will never create new patterns again.

You are asking, “Is it possible to live without patterns?”

I tell you, it is verily possible. Not only me, thousands of my disciples around the world are living without patterns. Living with a spontaneous freedom, living with spontaneous inspiration, living with spontaneous joy and bliss. It is possible, I have made it possible, I will make it possible for you also.