Next Kṛṣṇa makes an important point. Kṛṣṇa says: Those persons who execute their duties according to My injunctions and who follow this teaching faithfully with authenticity, without envy,
ye me matam idaṁ nityam anutiṣṭhanti mānavāḥ I
śraddhāvanto ‘nasūyanto mucyante ‘pi karmabhiḥ II 3.31
Here you need to understand two things. He says, ‘according to My instructions, My words, ye me matam idaṁ nityam’. It means when you enter into your being, whatever your being says is Kṛṣṇa’s words. When He says My instructions, He means the instructions from the ātman, the being.
Your life is going smoothly in spite of you, not because of you! Continue reading “A blind person until he gains his vision must have Shraddha, authenticity and lie on the operating table. He needs to allow the doctor to work on him as per doctor’s expectation on him.”
Kṛṣṇa is giving you the science of creating the right inner space. Let us see how we work, or how our mind moves. In a graph of your being, material life is the horizontal line and spiritual life is the vertical line. You continuously worry about whether to choose the horizontal line or the vertical line; whether to go on this (horizontal) path, or that (vertical) path. You are always stuck somewhere on the horizontal line or somewhere on the vertical line. You try to move but you are always caught in the dilemma of whether to go this way or that way.
Mind is nothing but dilemma. Whatever you choose, whether material life or spiritual life, you will always feel you are missing the other part. You will continuously feel you are missing something. As long as you think you are the mind, as long as you live with the mind, you will have this problem of material life verses spiritual life. Just like people have goals in material life, they have goals in spiritual life too. There are so many people who say, ‘I should meditate for seven hours daily. I should become enlightened. I should become that, I should do this.’
A man who has fallen into his being, one who has dropped goals, who has tasted the beauty of purposelessness of Existence, who has realized the space of completion, who has fallen into his being, explodes in 360 degrees, in all dimensions. He simply radiates completion in all directions! Continue reading “The purpose of all great spiritual practices is for you to become ONE; for you to be complete, integrated!”
In these verses from 2.31 to 2.38, Kṛṣṇa works on Arjuna at two levels. At one level He talks to Arjuna at the super conscious plane educating him on what the ultimate Truth is.
He talks to Arjuna about how the undying and indestructible spirit lives on. Here, Kṛṣṇa addresses Arjuna’s fears about killing his svajanam, his relatives, elders and teaches him that what he considers to be the end of life for these people is just one step in their journey.
It is not what you do that matters; it is who you are being that matters. It is your space that matters. Whether you are being complete or incomplete matters. Continue reading “When you feel responsible for everything that happens in your life, you will feel that everything is joyful, because nothing can make you powerless. So, empower yourself with responsibility and unlock the power of feeling.”
When you are enlightened, there will not be any movement of letter or word or thought between your navel and throat. Words will come only from the throat. I can say this is one of the precise descriptions of enlightenment. There will not be any word, thought, syllable, or sound movement between the navel and the throat.
Words will be there only when you are talking. When you are not talking, there will not be any words inside. Only the energy movement will be there. There will be no thought, no verbalization, no continuous inner chattering.
Your inner chattering is the only thing that disturbs your whole life. This is very difficult for most people to understand. Continue reading “Enlightenment does not lead to the absence of troubles. It leads to the presence of courage to handle troubles!”
When I told the story of Satyakama to a group of people, one person asked me, ‘Maybe these techniques are for highly evolved souls. In that story, the disciple gets enlightened when the master just blesses him. He must have been a highly evolved soul for that to happen. I told that person, ‘No, it is not for highly evolved souls. It is for highly innocent souls!’ Understand this. Highly evolved people don’t need techniques. It is like how I was telling you the other day.
You can be either cunning or intelligent, never both at the same time
In sage Patanjali’s teaching of Ashtanga yoga, the eight techniques described are to be practiced all at once. It is not that if you finish the first technique you are one step higher and ready for the second one. No! Even the first technique is so strong that if you are able to master it and move to the second, you don’t even need the second because you are already done! The first step is yama, which is about codes of behavior. If you are able to master this alone, then you don’t need the remaining steps. You don’t need any further yoga or breath control! So understand this. All eight techniques are individually fulfilling techniques for the sincere seeker. They are not sequential steps. Similarly, techniques such as those given to Satyakama are given to innocent people who are tired of being cunning. Continue reading “Swamiji, ‘‘Whatever you are saying is correct, but…’. The moment you say ‘but’ to Me, you have missed!”
There are three important states: being, doing and having.
Right now, we move from doing to having. We continuously ‘do’ things. We learn and we put the learning into useful action. We then ‘have’ what we want: money, relationships, comfort, and what not. Then we want to have better things or have more things and so we continue doing. We are all the time between doing and having. In the process, the being is forgotten. Our real restfulness lies only in the state of being. Because of this, however much we do and have, we still search for restfulness. This feeling is the ‘call of the being’.
If we nurture the being and cause the doing to happen from the quality of the being, then we don’t have to work so much for the having. That will simply happen as a byproduct. This is the secret of Existence. But this is not seen as a direct utility to society by the universities. That is the problem. But this is what gives the real utility of every individual, not only to society but to the whole of the cosmos. We should always be concerned about the Whole. Continue reading “If we nurture the being and cause the doing to happen from the quality of the being, then we don’t have to work so much for the having”
In Bengal, there is a particular group of people who believe that Krishna is the only man and those who follow him are all women no matter what gender they physically are. They look to Krishna as their beloved. They feel so intensely about this relation that even the men dress like women. The enlightened mystic from Bengal, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, followed this path also for six months. The hallmark of this great master, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, was that whatever he did, it was with totality and intensity. He used the same clothes as women not only at night, but also during the day because he felt he could not be one person during the day and another during the night. You may be shocked to hear this but he actually started becoming a woman. It was not being like a woman, it was being a woman. His voice changed, his gait and manner of walking changed. The intensity was such his breasts started growing. He even started having monthly periods! During the six months he was doing this practice, he just became a woman. It took almost six months after he stopped for the change to reverse and for him to become a man again. Continue reading “The difference between ordinary frustration and Buddha’s frustration was he was complete and intense in his frustration as well”
Being complete, total, integrated, expressing your full energy, is what I call ‘being’.
If you are partial in your experience or expression, be very clear you are being hypocritical. Even your anger is hypocritical. You just choose whether to express your anger or not. Your anger is also directly related to your logic. You never get angry beyond your logic. It is always managed by your logic. You analyze, ‘Am I going to lose anything here in this situation?’ If you are sure you are going to lose something, you just suppress your anger. If you are clear, ‘I am not going to lose anything. I can shout at this person. What can he do?’, then you just explode and express much more anger than what is necessary.
Whatever you have stored in stock, you open up everything and give!
Be very clear, when your logic manages your anger, you will have two problems.
- First, you unnecessarily shout or unnecessarily show your anger when it is not necessary.
- Second, even when you are not expressing, you will be suppressing it.
First, if you are expressing, you will be expressing too much, much more than what is necessary. Next, if you are not expressing, you will be suppressing it. Be very clear, both are wrong. Suppressing and expressing both are not going to help.
You may ask, ‘Then what are we supposed to do?’
You are not asked to do anything, just be. Continue reading “What is being ?”
Intelligence is being open to life. It is being welcoming to people, situations and everything in life. Many times you can see that you have your own expectations and ideas of how things should be. You are afraid to receive life with open arms. Can you put conditions on how the weather should be tomorrow?
Then why do you put conditions on how the ‘weather’ at home, the mood of your wife or child, should be?
Understand, there are two things that we can do. One is collecting the data, making the argument and making a judgment. The second is forming a judgment and then collecting arguments to support that judgment. Most of the time we have already formed the judgment and then we pay attention only to those incidents that support our judgment. For example, you have formed an opinion of your husband or wife. By now you know what your husband will say if you ask him to come shopping with you. By now you know what your wife will say if you ask her to join you in watching the Sunday football match. Based on just these few incidents, you would have made so many more judgments about them. You don’t credit him or her to have an intelligence that gets updated from every moment of life. The problem is, you don’t even credit yourself with having that natural intelligence. That is why you can’t believe others can become updated.
Operating with intelligence is the process of going back to the innocence you were born with.
Continue reading “You cannot become intelligent because it is not attaining something new, it is discovering your very being!”
This incident is from the days of my (Sri Paramahamsa Nithyananda Swamiji) spiritual journey before enlightenment. I was near a small village in North India, a place near Varanasi, the spiritual headquarters of Hindus. Hindus traditionally visit Varanasi at least … Continue reading Strongest experience that has happened in Sri Paramahamsa Nithyananda Swamiji’s life outside his body.
We all function around the three axes of doing, having and being.
Doing for having, without enjoying being, is the sole cause of all our misery. Doing never catches up with having!
Every time you work hard and fulfill one desire, suddenly that desire loses its pull over you.
As enlightened master, Ramana Maharishi, says beautifully, ‘The mind is such that it shows a tiny mustard seed to be a huge mountain until it is attained. As soon as it has been attained, even a mountain appears as insignificant as a mustard seed!’
As soon as a desire is fulfilled, another one starts pulling at you. You don’t even have time to enjoy it and feel satisfied. You may think, ‘Let me get this one more thing also. Then I can relax and enjoy what I have.’ Be very clear, your mind will never let it happen.
The only way to really live and enjoy life is to enjoy the very doing itself. Then automatically the doing, having and being, will be integrated and will happen.
Nature has its own unique way of growth for each of us.
Continue reading “The only way to really live and enjoy life is to enjoy the very doing itself!”
Introducing Sadashivoham is introducing Sadāshiva Himself. His words, teachings, understandings, logical conclusions, grand strategies for your existence. All this make your logical dimension, the length of you to manifest Sadashivatva.
You have 3 dimensions – length, breadth, depth. Length is your logic, intellect. Breadth is your visualization, heart, love, poetry. Depth is your Being, manifesting powers. Understand. Sadashiva’s words, His teachings, His grand strategies for your existence, when He says, “Practice Completion,” it is not only His teaching, His grand strategies for your existence. He Himself is strategizing for your existence. All this will make your logic manifest Sadashivatva. Breadth, the visualization dimension, when you manifest powers, the new idea you develop about you, the new identity you develop about you, breaking all this small, old identity, the new Being you develop about you, that makes your breadth dimension manifest Sadashivatva.
Initiation and spiritual alchemy products, which makes your body and mind retain Initiation, they make your depth manifest Sadashivatva, your cognition manifest Sadāshivatva. Listen. Listen carefully! Continue reading “I closed the door but never locked it!”