Can outside minds influence the individual’s mind and thought process ?

Q: It has been said that an individual has control over his mind. Does this mean that outside minds can still influence an individual’s mind and thought process? How can we control this and be liberated from anger and depression?

Swamiji: Nice question. Do you have control over your mind?

Questioner: Sometimes I find it difficult… 

Swamiji: Alright. This is the answer that I get from almost everyone. The statement that an individual has control over the mind, is only said, never practiced and never experienced. Next, outside minds can influence the individual’s mind and thought process. Are you married?

Questioner: Yes! Read More

When you try to change the events and world outside, you are trying to change the scene by jumping in front of the screen

In all the states, one factor is common, the one who goes through these states or the seer. If you look little deeper, you can see that in all these three states of waking, dream and deep sleep, we are trying to change reality as it exists. We are trying to change the scene happening every moment in our lives. It may look childish to think that you can change the scene on the movie screen by jumping in front of it.

Just look little deeper into your own lives. In your life also you are under the illusion that you are in control of your life. Life is actually a movie, moving in these three states. You, the seer, are the projector. Whether you believe it or not, accept it or not, you create your reality. When you try to change the events and world outside, you are trying to change the scene by jumping in front of the screen. To change the scene, you need to change the film being projected on the screen. When you realize the futility of all the three states and the futility of trying to change the scene in all these three states the whole attention will fall on the seer. Then the awakening will happen. If instead you think that there is some utility in all these three states, your attention will be on them. You will continue to be engaged in them. You will continue to try to alter the scene. Read More

What happens when you leave the body in the presence of an Avatar ?

After my enlightenment, I came back to South India. I was in Bangalore in a devotee’s house, healing people who sought me out. At that time, a devotee was admitted in the ICU and I was requested to heal him. There again, while healing, the person in the bed next to the devotee started dying! The moment I saw that the person was about to die, the first thing I felt like doing was to move away from the suffering that was about to come! But the devotee was afraid and not ready to leave me!

Suddenly I saw that this person who was dying, was not going through any suffering like the earlier person. I was shocked, and I became very curious. Earlier, the movement of the individual soul from layer to layer was great suffering and torture for it. But this soul was moving so smoothly from layer to layer just like how a knife moves through butter, or how a snowball rolls down!

In the first layer or physical body, there was a little pain. Then suddenly the pain disappeared and the individual soul moved to the pranic layer. It moved from layer to layer like a royal guest! It was so empowered, that the desires, guilt and pain were not able to attack it at all. Even in the causal layer, it did not fall asleep. It was so energetic, and it finally entered the nirvanic layer, relaxed and just disappeared! Read More

Muscle-memory to Bio-memory, Bio-memory to Consciousness

Whatever you do in your life every day, like how you wake up from the bed in the morning, how you brush your teeth, how you clean your body, how you dress up, how you eat, how you play or do some physical exercise, or how you work, or lie down, or sleep, all these physical activity which you are doing using your muscles, those patterns get engraved in your muscle-memory. Please understand, in your muscle-memory, they get engraved. For example, if your muscle-memory is programmed to sleep that morning five o’clock, even if you sleep whole day, that morning five o’clock you can’t open your eyes. Unless you complete with your muscle-memory, you can’t open your eyes even if you sleep whole day. Next day morning you may think, ‘Oh, yesterday whole day I slept. Today morning I will be able to get up five o’clock and go for Rudrabhishekam.’ No! Five o’clock, you will see you can’t even open your eyes, because, muscle-memory is programmed! Unless you complete with that muscle-memory and re-programme it, you can’t make.

The day-to-day activities done with the help of the muscles get programmed in muscle-memory, and the ideas based on which you make this decision, ideas based on which you make this decision, they get programmed in your bio-memory.

Please understand, I am defining Biology. Biology, please listen, Biology is the zone where your very core existence touches your body to operate. The heart, the heart muscles, heart muscles does not have muscle-memory, please listen. Heart, your physical heart does not have muscle-memory. That is why, fortunately, it is running on its own! It does not have muscle-memory. It cannot be controlled by your muscle-memory. It is controlled by your bio-memory. The brain tissues, they do not have muscle-memory. It is controlled by your bio-memory. Wherever your consciousness, your soul, the Jeeva, the Individual Soul connects with your body to operate your body, means, the decision-making points, where the decisions are made, where constantly the decision-making mechanism is stored, that point is what I call ‘bio-memory’. Listen to these terms, because, if you understand this, it can really open up the experience of Shivoham in you.

Listen! ‘Muscle-memory’ is your actions, pattern of your actions. ‘Bio-memory’ is pattern of your decisions. ‘Cause’ is bio-memory; ‘Effect’ is muscle-memory. Listen! ‘Cause’ is bio-memory; ‘Effect’ is muscle-memory. If this pillow is muscle-memory, what is the cause of this pillow? The cotton, source material; that source material is bio-memory. Read More