If the ultimate truth is that we are all one, that we are all bliss, then why can’t mass consciousness also reflect this joy, peace and love?

In childhood, we are trained to be separate from others. In school, we are taught to be somebody. As adults, we are taught to compete with others. If the ultimate truth is that we are all one, that we are all bliss, then why can’t mass consciousness also reflect this joy, peace and love? This is a beautiful question. I shall answer this step by step. This question has a lot of potential meaning.

The people who created today’s educational system are not enlightened. The ancient education system called the gurukul was created by the rishis. Unfortunately, it is no longer alive. Let me say a few things about the education system that was initiated by these enlightened masters. In this system, any child who belongs to the country belongs to the master! The master takes care of him. The parents hand over the child to the master a few years after his or her birth. In this system of education, children were not compelled to wear clothes until a certain age. By not wearing clothes, the children did not develop the idea that they were individual bodies! They were straightaway allowed to relate with Existence, with ether. They were allowed to relate with flowers, forests, trees, earth. They were not given an idea that they were somebody. Also, they were not given the idea that they were male or female. Continue reading “If the ultimate truth is that we are all one, that we are all bliss, then why can’t mass consciousness also reflect this joy, peace and love?”

Intelligence is the ability to respond to a situation or challenge

We think we are very intelligent and so we try to mould our children to become intelligent like us. When we start this process, we first teach the child the logic of running in life driven by either fear or greed. Either he has to do something to achieve more, or he has to do something to prevent what he doesn’t want to happen. When you want something to happen, it is greed. When you are afraid that something will happen, it is fear. Either he has to study so he can get better grades and win admission in a good college, this is being driven by greed. Or he has to study so he is not left behind in his future professional life, this is being driven by fear. The motivation for the child is greed or fear, never inner fulfillment. Naturally, the child gets into the rat race and just keeps running, with no time to even look whether he is running for what he really wants. He does not even know that he can enjoy the run! He has been taught that with any other diversion, precious time will be wasted in reaching the goal.

But how many people have felt fulfilled after reaching the ‘goal’?

When you reach the goal you have set, you realize the goalpost is no longer there. It has moved further, and you want something else now! Just look in. See if you are really bringing up your children or just teaching them to be driven by greed and fear. Take a deep look at yourself and see if simply running the rat race gives the feeling of real fulfillment deep within you. Are you doing what you are doing because that is what you really want to do? Or are you doing it because that is what is expected of you by your family, friends and society? Understand, if you are living your life based on just seeing what others are doing, you are just wasting your precious life. This is what they call ‘herd mentality’ – joining the rat race because everybody else is a part of it. You may even win the rat race, but you are still a rat! Continue reading “Intelligence is the ability to respond to a situation or challenge”

Only when the education is producing the human beings of higher Consciousness, it can be called as education.

I’ll continue to expand on The KatoUpanishad Santi Mantra, please recite along with m Aum  Sahanā vavatu | saha nau Gunatthu | saha vīryam karvāvahai| tejasvi nāvadhītamastu mā vidviṣāvahai || auṁ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ Understand, listen , I will read out the meaning, translation and then expand on it. Aum, May we both together be protected, may we both be nourished and enriched, may we both bring our hands together and work with great strength, energy and enthusiasm. May our study and learning together illuminous both with the sharp absolute light of higher intelligence. So be it. May we both … Continue reading Only when the education is producing the human beings of higher Consciousness, it can be called as education.

Uneducated are those who are educated only in schools.

I will continue to expand on the Shanti Mantra of Kathopanishad. Please recite along with me.

auṁ saha nāvavatu | saha nau bhunaktu | saha vīryam karvāvahai |
tejasvi nāvadhītamastu mā vidviṣāvahai ||
auṁ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ ||

Please listen, and repeat once more:

auṁ saha nāvavatu | saha nau bhunaktu | saha vīryam karvāvahai |
tejasvi nāvadhītamastu mā vidviṣāvahai ||
auṁ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ ||

This Shanti Mantra introduces the context of Vedic education system. Education, is nothing but awakening your possibility into reality. Please listen, making your possibility into reality is education. I am defining Education. Awakening your possibility into reality, making your possibility into reality is education. All education should be making your possibility into reality. The Indian way of education is not non-involvement narrative style where the student and the teacher don’t get involved more than the few hours of narration where the teacher narrates – 2 + 2 = 4; you have to live boldly and courageously. After 4:30, school is over, this fellow will be shivering like a rat, so students don’t get to see the example of teachers. Continue reading “Uneducated are those who are educated only in schools.”

Jeeva Samadhi

Yes, I am back to Kathopanishad. Today I am a little balanced to speak about anything else. But whenever I enter into Varanasi, at least 24 hours, I am so full of Varanasi. Even if I start speaking about something else I will be back to Varanasi. You see I can say, this city is a wonder. Made by man, supported by God. It’s a man-made wonder supported by God. All the Gods have supported this great wonder, Varanasi. It is older than any legends, because legends are written here. Legends were created here. This is the breeding ground for the great legends. Understand, whether it is Guru of Rama or Guru of Krishna; studied in this city. Whether it is Guru of Rama or Guru of Krishna, studied in this city.

All Gurukuls were head-quartered in this city. Naimisharanya or Sarvajnapeetha, or Takshashila; much later, Nalanda. All of them, were head-quartered here, in Varanasi. Because all those Masters who established those universities, all of them studied here. Directly at the feet of Mahadeva. Sapta Rishis, Sanakadi Rishis, Devi herself studied at the feet of Mahadeva, here in this sacred city, Varanasi. So, whenever I enter, my Being responds to this city. The city responding to my presence is so overwhelming. At least 24 hours I can’t speak about anything else. And this time it is too much because the day 1 the initiation is successful. The day 1 the initiation is successful. Because kids have already started reading. The day one, first day initiation. Please understand. The kids who came for Inner Awakening yesterday first time. Getting initiated, many of them have started blind fold reading. The third eye awakening has started happening. Without any fraud, cheating, or without any looking through the hole. So beautiful. The very day, day 1, the initiation has started becoming reality. Continue reading “Jeeva Samadhi”

Do you feel how hard you work, you just can’t seem to create enough wealth?

How do you see yourself – as a worker, a manager or a high achiever? The worker does his job, but he never bothers to go beyond the brief. He procrastinates, passes the buck, occasionally cheats and generally tries to get by doing with as little work as possible. He lives for payday. The manager takes up some responsibilities and struggle to fulfill them. He is anxious to produce results and impress his superiors; he lives for rewards and recognition.A high-achiever is one who simply keeps on performing with no thought for rewards. He is fueled by sheer inspiration. He … Continue reading Do you feel how hard you work, you just can’t seem to create enough wealth?

Why is listening so important to people?

Because listening is attention, and attention is energy! When you genuinely listen to someone, you not only boost their self worth, but also their energy levels! This is why people feel so fulfilled when someone listens to them. If you listen closely when somebody is sharing, especially if they are sharing a problem, you will see that almost always, what they are looking for is understanding and empathy, not your solutions for their problems. It is also a commonly held notion that one has to be loud and heard to be noticed and to progress in society. In fact true … Continue reading Why is listening so important to people?