Somebody asked me, ‘Swamiji, can dead Masters teach us like Paramahamsa Yogananda, Mahavatar Babaji etc.? If I pray to them, can they show me the path?’ I told him: dead masters are not dead as you think. When they are alive, their presence had a body. When they are dead, their presence has no body, that’s all. Having a body or not having a body is in no way going to affect their presence. They are eternally alive and available to you. All you need to do is just turn towards them. When normal human beings die, the soul leaves the body. In the case of masters, they leave the body! The very wording is different. So having a body or not having a body is in no way connected to their presence. They are available to the planet always, to the whole of humanity.
You need to understand that Kṛṣṇa is just thirty-two years old when He makes this statement! Physically His body is only thirty-two years old. But He says, ‘I gave this imperishable knowledge to Sūrya, the Sun god – imaṁ vivasvate yogaṁ proktavān aham avyayam (4.1).’ Of course, this is very difficult to understand! With logic, you cannot understand this statement. With ordinary logic, which you use in your daily life, you cannot make any meaning out of this statement. In the next statement He says: ‘The supreme science, this yoga as it was, appears to have been lost in course of time.’ Continue reading →
Never make the mistake of thinking that you will be fulfilled when your purpose is fulfilled. Your fulfillment is completely different from the fulfillment of your purpose. If you want to experience fulfillment, the space of completion, you have to work in a totally different dimension of your life. If you want completion of your being, listen to what Kṛṣṇa says here.
Kṛṣṇa is the first and the last Master who declared the truth as it is. There are two things to understand: Always, people who are active in the outer world know the techniques to achieve success in the outer world. People who are active in the inner world know the techniques to achieve success in the inner world. Continue reading →
People ask me, ‘Swamiji, why is nature so cruel? Why are there natural disasters? Why do young children die?’ The answer is what Kṛṣṇa gives here. Nature goes about its job without any thought about what the end result will be. What happens will happen. It is bound to happen. Nature follows its dharma, its path of righteousness. The problem is that we do not understand the laws of nature; we measure natural actions by our yardstick of logic.Continue reading →
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 →
Kṛṣṇa continues with Sāṅkhya, the knowledge of completion:
Just as man casts off his worn-out clothes and puts on new ones, the Self casts off worn-out bodies and enters newer ones, anyāni saṁyāti navāni dehī (2.22).
na cainaṁ kledayanty āpo na śoṣayati mārutaḥ II 2.23
Weapons do not cleave the Self, fire does not burn It, water does not moisten It, and wind does not dry It. The Self can neither be broken, nor burnt, nor dissolved, nor dried up. It is eternal, all pervading, stable, immovable and ancient. Continue reading →
Violence and killing are not merely physical acts. They are psychological compulsions acted out of incompletion in the physical realm. The ruler of a country who orders warfare against others is the violent one, even if he hides behind his throne. Violence of the mind carries on as the vāsana or desires; the essence of the spirit, that incarnates from birth to birth. That is the horror that does not end with death. The spirit is violated, degraded, and degenerated by this attitude of violence.
A violent man is always a coward, an inauthentic person who does not have the courage to face the truth. He does not have the sensitivity to treat others as he expects to be treated. He goes out-of-integrity, losing his power of words, isolating himself in a cocoon of lies, using the excuse of defending himself, and commits violence against others. Continue reading →
Kṛṣṇa when slapped with shock by Arjuna, this is the right description I will give, Kṛṣṇa wakes up! The first thing that comes out from Kṛṣṇa is Sāṅkhya yogaḥ. In Sāṅkhya, you are recognized as a soul. The idea taught to you about you is – you cannot be cut by weapons, you cannot be burnt by fire, you cannot be made wet by water, and you cannot be blown away by air. Nothing can do ‘nothing’ to you. Nothing can be done to you by anything.
Understand, the moment Bhagavān is opening His mouth, you are given an amazing introduction about you!
I will reveal the secret to go to Kailasa once for all: All violence is delusion. 99.9999% of the material out of which you are made and I am made is not only the same stuff, they also know that it is same stuff. That .0000001% only is the little arrogance, anger that makes you and me feel separate inside you. I call it delusion.
The worst delusion in the universe is feeling of separation. One day, quantum physics and science will catch up with what I am declaring. That will be the greatest thing for humanity. Now, decision makers may or may not take me seriously. But in some time, people who they trust, the scientists, will come to the conclusion I am declaring now. They will come to the same conclusion, because humanity has to be saved.
Feeling separated is the most stupid and worst delusion. It is from the ‘feeling separated’ stems violence. Violence is rooted in feeling separated.
What I am talking to my kids is the most important secret strategy. Continue reading →
Ahimsa Paramo Dharmaha, the ultimate cosmic law. Dharma means ‘Cosmic law’.
I talk after thoroughly tuning myself to Paramashiva. Literally Paramashiva is uttering every word I am uttering. Even the full stop, comma, pause, everything is directly His, including the body language. HE is just using this muscle memory, bio-memory, bio-energy to manifest what HE wants to do. I am very responsible for what I am talking.
Originally, Hindu kingdoms are supposed to run by cosmic law. Cosmic law itself is adopted as country law and the constitution is drawn. When I read more and more the Hindu constitution and Hindu criminal procedure code, I think: what a civilization! I am everyday falling in love with Manu, Bharadwaja and Yajnavalkya!
Let me first make you all understand how I adopt Ahimsa, nonviolence, for relationship with me and with my guru, relationship with my first team, with my sangha, with my disciples and devotees, with practicing Hindus, with the whole universe, with the whole humanity, with everything. Continue reading →
Understand, all the Sampradayas of Sanatana Hindu Dharma, I call it ‘Omkara Parivara’; means, all the Sampradayas which accept ‘OM.’ Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Shakta, Shaiva, Vaishnava, all the Sampradayas, which accept ‘Omkara’, the Omkara Parivara, accept this three things. Understand, Hinduism is a open architecture, that is our strength; because the future is going to be only for the open architecture religions. The closed thought currents have already reached the expiry date. They are waiting to be buried. They don’t have future. It’s only the open architecture thought currents are going to be surviving. That is why I say only Sanatana Hindu Dharma has a future. Understand, that is why, again and again, I am repeating – Only Sanatana Hindu Dharma has a future. Continue reading →
An important thing you should know: accept honor only from the person who has experienced you. He can never dishonor you. Even if he dishonors only he will suffer. You will not suffer. Live on the path of dharma, righteous conduct, having a clear understanding about you and allowing only the people who experience you to honor you. You will see that even if those people dishonor you, you will not be touched in any way because dharma is so powerful. It fills your inner space and protects you.
Dharma means to be clear, honest to your center, to your understanding.
Dharma is what we call righteous or conscious behavior.
It is not the moral behavior demanded by society. If you follow the law of society you are protected in the outer world. If you follow the law of dharma you are protected in the inner world. When you are in dharma you will always be right and you will never fall in depression.
We bother so much about following the law to have the protection from the outer world. Understand, follow the dharma. You will never fall into the difficulties and depressions that come from the inner world. The inner world problems are much stronger, more difficult and more dangerous than the outer world problems. When inner world problems happen, immediately you are shaken and you will invite outer world problems. Continue reading →