Sit for few minutes and pen down all the powerless cognitions in which you are stuck – the memories which puts you in powerlessness – whether remembrance of money, remembrance of relationship, remembrance of your health, or remembrance of yourself. That is I think worst thing, nobody wants to remember them self that is why they try to go for vacation. They jump here, they jump there, they go there, they go here, unfortunately they carry them self with them, what to do? How much you will put the camera all the time outside, “Ohh, what a beautiful destination vacation place!” But inside it is saying, “No, no I am not interested.” Read More
sambḥutiṁ ca vināśaṁ ca yastad vedobhayaṁ saha |
vināśena mṛtyuṁ tīrtvā sambhūtyāmṛtam aśnute || 14 ||
Listen. I will read out the translation.
One who cognizes the pure essence of these both—the imperishable Consciousness, the cause of manifestation [sambhavāt] and the destructible [vināśam], the perishable, manifested entities, simultaneously—such a person completes with the fear of death and transcends death by worshipping or by knowledge of the imperishable entities; and reaches the imperishable Consciousness and celebrates the nectar of immortality and bliss, the eternal space of oneness.
One who cognizes the pure essence of these both—the imperishable consciousness, the cause of manifestation and the destructible, the perishable, manifested entities, simultaneously, such a person completes with the fear of death and transcends death by worshipping or by knowledge of imperishable entities; and reaches the imperishable consciousness and celebrates the nectar of immortality and bliss, the eternal space of oneness.
Listen. Listen. Cognizing, understanding what is imperishable, what gives you the experience of eternal space of oneness and what is perishable. Read More
I’ll continue to expand on Kathopanishad. Yesterday I was speaking about the story Vajashravas, King who is feeling insecured and was asked to do a fire ritual from the Vedas, but started doing without understanding the context his son Nachiketa questions. This is the story. I will now try to expand the sacred secrets hidden in this story.
The first thing: king getting into the mental setup of business or bargain, shows the identity crisis happened to him, please understand. The king is the person or at least he is expected to be a person—either lives with powerfulness as a giver, giver, giver or collapses and disappears from us. Please understand, king is not expected to be eternal, but he is expected to be powerful, as long as he is there as king. He can’t afford to get into the mental set up of a Vaishya, businessman.
Same way, a person of knowledge he is not expected to be a giver, nobody expects a person of knowledge to be doing charity, but he is expected of a high standard of Consciousness, highest standard of Consciousness. He is expected to constantly share the spiritual knowledge — live, remember, share the spiritual knowledge. He can’t afford to commit even a small mistake. King in the war can kill even those few innocent people who are not directly involved in the war. He won’t incur a big sin because when there is a war naturally there will be innocent deaths, but a person of knowledge, a Brahman cannot even kill an ant. Even an ant cannot be killed by him. So from each persons the anyakara of society, what society expects, the role they need to fulfill in the society is different. So the identity collapse. Inauthenticity entering into the identity, the identity crisis is what Gita describes as jāti naśta, intermingling of castes, getting impure.
Please understand, because the ancient time the jāti was based on the mental set-up, not just based on your birth. Vishvamitra by jāti is a Kṣatriya [warrior], but he is always remembered as the highest Brahmana. He is respected as Brahmarishi by Vashistha. Understand, each one need to maintain their role. Read More
The prayaschitha for inauthenticity, the right thing you have to do for inauthenticity is take more responsibility.