Passive listening is the most powerful Completion!

Listen! Listen! Listen!

Inside you, whenever you associate yourself with the listening part of you and sit with yourself and listen, listen, listen to you, you enter into more and more and more Completion. Especially when you sit with water bodies and try to listen to yourself, you will have that deep listening to yourself, deep listening to yourself.

The pure listening to yourself leads you to more and more and more Completion.

In Sanatana Hindu Dharma, we have one of the very powerful methods called “Ajapa Japa” – you listening to you chanting. In Ajapa Japa, the aggressive repetition of the name is not given that awareness, attention, energy support, but the pure listening, you just listening. Actually, when you deeply listen to you, the sound which happens, that is the “Ishta Mantra” for you. Sometimes it can be “Shiva, Shiva, Shiva”, or “Soham, Humsum, Humsum”. Whatever you listen is your Ishta Mantra. In Ajapa Japa, the chanting or repetition, the aggressive action is not emphasised, but the passive listening is emphasised. The passive listening, please understand, the passive listening leads you to Complete Completion. I should tell you, the passive listening is the most powerful Completion! The passive listening is the most powerful Completion!

Keep this as the basic rule, the Law of Life:

Whenever your energy is put towards talking to you, whenever your energy is put towards talking to you, you are getting into more and more incompletion. How much ever you talk to you, you will be entering into more and more incompletion. But, the more and more you listen to you, you will enter into more and more Completion. Completion process is not “talking to you”, but “listening to you”. Same way, even with others, the more and more you listen, the more and more you put everyone into the space of Completion. The more and more you talk, the more and more you put everyone into the space of incompletion.

From Completion if somebody talks, they put you into the space of Completion, that is only the Master. He articulates Completion, he speaks out of Completion so that you can understand Completion.

Completion teaches about itself to you so that you can achieve Completion. That is what is Satsangh. Completion introducing itself to you and making you achieve Completion is Satsangh. Other than satsangh, any talk is aggression, leads to incompletion; any listening is reception, leads to Completion.

Listen! Listen! Listen to the essence of what I am trying to convey to you now! Whatever you may speak to yourself, whenever the aggression part of you is speaking, it is incompletion and leading you more and more into incompletion, leading you to more and more incompletion. And whenever, whenever you are listening, that listening, whenever you are listening, that listening is Completion, and leads you to more and more Completion. Move towards Completion more and more by listening to you.

Today is the first day of the Inner Awakening. So, the first session is all about LISTENING. That is why I gave an introduction about listening. Of course, this introduction is for the whole world.

Listen! Listen! Listen! More listening, more Completion! More listening, more Completion!

Dharma is operating from the right context

The more and more you listen, the more and more you reach the space of Completion. The more and more you enter into the space of Completion, the more and more you are established in the space of Advaitha. Even if you show good qualities like non-violence, because of Self-Doubt it cannot be considered as Dharma. I am not saying be violent. All I am trying to tell you is be non-violent from the right context. Only then it is Dharma. Everything has to be done from the right context. Right context! Listen! Right context! Everything has to be done from the right context. You should be non-violent from the understanding that what you feel as you is the same they feel as them about them, not because you have doubt about yourself so you allow them to attack you and you withdraw. Withdrawal because of Self-Doubt is not Dharma. That is what Arjuna was trying to do. Even though he was trying to hide his Self-Doubt, the shivering, the description shows he has entered into Self-Doubt. Shivering, frightened, he didn’t even have the power and strength to hold the Gandiva, the bow. But he says, ‘No, no, no, what is the use of killing all of them? Even if I get the kingdom by killing all of them, why should I do?’ No! He may be uttering those words, but already the Self-Doubt is making him shiver, will he be able to kill them?

Understand, Arjuna withdrawing due to Self-Doubt can never be Dharma. If he withdraws from the context, ‘Me and them are the same energy. Then why should I need to kill them? Let them rule the kingdom. What is the problem?’, if, from that Advaithic context he has withdrawn, it is Jnana. With that Advaithic context – ‘Yes, me, what I feel as me is the same what they experience as them, what they feel as…’…….

Listen! I am defining! What I feel as me in the pure listening is what is they also. But, unfortunately, they are not listening to that part of them. So, let them be given the right punishment and made to listen to that part of them which is me, which is both, the pure consciousness; that is Vijnana. Understand?

By defining the Mahabharata, I am defining my war strategy. Yes! What I experience as me is what they also experience; unfortunately, they are so aggressive, they are not listening to their own pure consciousness. So, let them be taught a lesson, let them understand, let them be made to listen to their consciousness.

The Gita clearly describes:

गाण्डीवं स्रंसते हस्तात्त्वक्चैव परिदह्यते ।
न च शक्नोम्यवस्थातुं भ्रमतीव च मे मनः ॥१-३०॥

Gaandivam sramsathey hasthaath thvak cha eva paridahyathey |
Na cha shaknomi avasthaathum bhramatheeva cha may manaha ||

“My bow, Gaandiva, is slipping from my hands, and my skin is burning all over, and my mind is whirling, and I am now unable to stand here any longer.”

It is a direct symptom of desperate depression, desperation plus depression put together. The diagnosis is directly “desperation and depression” put together….the symptoms. So, withdrawal at this mood is Adharma, not Dharma.

The first aggression

By your very nature, your consciousness, your existence is immortal. It cannot get destroyed. It cannot lose any of its glory. It cannot lose any of its attributes, powers. It can neither be damaged nor be destroyed. Even if you carry the desperate fear, anxiety, anger, even your desperation cannot make your consciousness lose its glory, its existence, its immortality. But, unfortunately, when you start believing that you are mortal, you can be disturbed, you can be damaged, you can be harassed, you can be abused, you can be killed, you can lose some of your original qualities, physically or psychologically, when this belief settles in your system, that survival instinct, the instinct to protect yourself which becomes the basic root cognition of you, the survival instinct which is awakened in you, please listen, that is the first aggression in your system, primary aggression.

Primary aggression goes on speaking, never listening. It goes on acts, never receives. The primary aggression that you have to do something to save yourself, protect yourself, Oh God, that is the biggest joke, tamasha. The frightened child thinks he needs to protect the whole world which cannot be destroyed. In this whole situation, there is only one thing that can be destroyed, that is the frightened child. But the child is so intelligent, he doesn’t say he is waging the war to protect himself, he says he is waging the war to protect the whole world which is not going to be destroyed! He doesn’t want to believe…..

Please listen! The frightened child, he wants to protect himself; but if he says openly that he wants to protect himself, that looks too cheap, too selfish. So he wants to look good to the onlooker. So he says, ‘No, no, I am waging the war to protect the whole world!’ Fool! The world is not going to be destroyed! Only you are going to be destroyed! Same way, your consciousness, YOU, you are immortal; but your agitated, desperate mind goes on telling you and everyone that it is fighting continuously to save your consciousness, to save you, to protect you. In you, only one thing can be killed; that is your desperation – your desperate mind, your agitation, and your aggression. Other than that, nothing needs to be killed, nothing can be killed! Nothing needs to be killed, nothing can be killed.

Please listen! The desperation, the idea you need to defend something, protect something, that aggression, because of that aggression in your inner-space, you go on being active. Please understand, aggression in your inner-space is you talking to you. Receptivity in your inner-space is you listening to you. I can just define two of the major principles in one line.

Please listen!

You talking to you is always incompletion.

You listening to you is always Completion.

That’s all! “You talking to you” means, are you associating yourself with the dimension which is talking to you, or the dimension which is listening to you. As on now, both actions are happening. Your inner-space is like Mahabharata war-field. That is why….. Listen! Listen! Duryodhana all the time shouting, aggressive; Pandavas always ready to listen; both are there in you. Whenever you associate yourself with Duryodhana – aggression – talking, talking, talking to you, you will be in the space of incompletion. Whenever you associate yourself with the listening component of you, listening, listening, listening, you get into the space of Completion. Whenever you are in the space of Completion, the consciousness in you stops the aggressive guy talking and he relates with you. That is why Krishna, whenever he wants to talk, he stops the whole war and Time! Whether he wants to talk to Arjuna, or he wants to talk to Bhishma, or he wants to talk to Drona, or he wants to talk to Karna, he stops Time and the war! The aggression cannot be talking while the listening is intensely listening.

Listen! Whenever you associate yourself with the listening, don’t ever have the fear the aggression part is going to be speaking to you and you are going to be listening to it. No! Whenever you get into the space of listening, the Lord will speak to you, Bhagawan will speak to you, Mahadeva speaks to you, the Advaitha Sathya, the truth of Advaitha speaks to you.