In Vedic Tradition, GOD is not Hard power, He is Soft Power !

Listen! I am defining two words: HARD POWER, SOFT POWER.

Hard Power” means, the political power, where the administration, bureaucracy, the Law, Court, punishment, reward, all this exists – ‘You HAVE to do this or you will be prosecuted and put in jail!’ ‘You should not do this or you will be prosecuted and put in jail, tortured. You may even be hanged!’ This is “Hard Power”.

Soft Power” is the spiritual power. Thousands of people, I can say, in a way, even millions of people do whatever I am saying in the morning satsangh. I don’t have any “hard power” over them. Sometimes I am just sitting in this hall in Bidadi and saying, ‘Please close your eyes. Start inhaling and exhaling, and chant Shivoham.’ I can see, all over the world, thousands tying the eye-band, and closing the eyes, and inhaling and exhaling, and start chanting Shivoham.’ There is no “hard power”. If they don’t do, there is nothing like they are going to be prosecuted, punished. No! It is a “soft power” where, if they do, they raise themselves out of their own inspiration; voluntarily they come and learn to evolve themselves, raise themselves. Read More

Don’t try to prove your importance by dying! No! Try to prove your importance by Living!

The second verse of Ishavasya Upanishad:

कुर्वन्नेवेह कर्माणि जिजीविषेच्छत्ग्ण् समाः |

एवं त्वयि नान्यथेतोऽस्ति न कर्म लिप्यते नरे ॥

kurvanneveha karmaaNi jijeeviShechChathgN^ samaaH |

evaM thvayi naanyaThethoaAsthi na karma lipyathe nare ||

“One should decide to live in this world for hundreds of years, all the while doing his deeds dispassionately as sanctioned by the scriptures. In this way, the deeds done by you shall not cling to you. There is no other way by which a man can free himself from the bondage created by the deeds.”

Listen! The first thing the Upanishads declare: DECIDE TO LIVE! I was expanding on this from yesterday. Decision to LIVE! Please listen! It is not as simple as you think; it is really deep, really deep.

Every step of life, don’t give up! Go on deciding to LIVE, deciding to LIVE, deciding to LIVE! In every opportunity, open to live….open to live. Read More

Upanishads are Existence’s songs about its existence

Any idea, any truth, any concept, any theology, the more the person is present in that theology, the more it is useful only for him, not for the whole world, not for the Whole, not for the humanity or society or the whole universe.  Less the individual is present, more the concept, the idea, the theory, the philosophy is useful for humanity, society, for the Whole.  Less the part is present, more useful for the Whole.  More the part is present, less useful for the Whole.  Understand, less the individual is present, more the truths, concepts, ideas, are useful to the whole humanity, society, and the universe.  More it is universal, less individual.  More individual, less universal.  The individual’s influence should only be for the sake of enriching, never for the sake of establishing the person’s identity. 

I tell you, history is always written by the people who won the wars.  That is why it is never factual, “as it happened”.  No!  No history is factual.  Only when the author’s individual vested interests, fear and greed to certain ideologies disappear, only then the history becomes factual, whole, useful for the whole universe and the whole humanity, whole society.  History written by the people who do not have any vested interests only is called “Puranas”.  Puranas are more factual than any history written by the people with vested interests.  Don’t read any book where the author is heavily present.  If the author has disappeared within him and he doesn’t have any vested interests, fear or greed for an ideology, then READ THAT PERSON, not just his books!  Read that person’s very life!  Be around him and learn; you will catch the truth!

Apourushyathwa!  Even if the author wants to establish his name, there is a corruption, there is a reason, there is a vested interest, there is a fear or greed.  Sometimes authors do not put their name, but they put some popular person’s name, because they wanted that popular identity to protect their work.  That is why so many works are attributed to Adi Shankara.  Only when the individual is absent, his personal vested interests, fear and greed disappear, dissolve, he becomes a pure channel for Existence to sing its own existence.  Upanishads are Existence’s songs about its existence.  Existence’s songs about its existence!  Read More

In real powerfulness, you will do so much, but you will never feel you are doing so much

You will never do anything, but you think you are qualified for everything!  You will never take responsibility, but you think you can boss around everyone.  I tell you, this mental setup puts you in Indraloka where constant insecurity.  You may think, ‘Wow!  Indraloka is great!  I can drink Somarasa, see the dance of Rambha, Menaka, Urvashi, Tilottama, go around and smell the flowers of Parijata, rest under the Kalpavruksha, drink the milk of Kamadhenu…’  No!  You need to know, Heaven is constantly under threat!  So, when you build arrogance and show powerfulness outside, but inside you are powerless, because comparison itself is a attitude born out of powerlessness.  Inside you are deeply powerless, outside you constantly show you are powerful.  Literally, you will be like Indra!  Indra’s space is the most cursed space.  Indra’s space is like a sugar-coated, bitter pill!  Outside constantly he has to show with all the rathna, kireeda simhasana, gaana, gandharva, natya, chitra vidyadhara, but inside he will carry so much of powerlessness!  That is why constantly Heaven is shaken.  I tell you, if you are caught in the pattern of comparing yourself with the people whom you think are lower than you, you will develop so much of arrogance, pride, inauthenticity; you will never take the responsibility; you will never live the life of enriching yourself and others; but you will go on using all your energy to question, ‘Why he is not authentic?  Why he is not dedicated?  Why he is like this?  Why he is like this?’

I tell you, allowing the Master to enrich you is the best way of enriching yourself.

If you don’t enrich yourself, no one can save you.  If you enrich yourself, whatever you touch will be successful. 

Arrogance is the most powerful, cunning method which shows all the inauthenticity, irresponsibility you have on others.  And you go on comparing yourself with others, abusing others. In this way, you abuse yourself and destroy yourself!  Unless you get out of it, only when you enrich yourself with responsibility, you can become authentic again.  I tell you, when you carry this pride and arrogance, comparing yourself with others whom you think are lower than you, your health will collapse.  Be aware!  Only when you collapse, fall down, you will start looking into what is the real mistake, ‘Where did I go wrong?’  But now, I am telling you, this is the warning from the Guru!  Wake up!  Don’t allow this pattern to settle in you.  Complete with it.  Your immature arrogance, before it destroys your health irreparably, wake up!  I tell you, the second pattern is more worse than the first pattern, because in the first pattern you will have only psychological damages which is easily repairable. This arrogance, pride pattern damages your body, your body structure, your inner organs.  Not only that, you will have so much of hatred for yourself.  You will not even feel like repairing yourself; you will just only want to give up on you, because in arrogance you will always feel you are doing too much. 

I am giving you the post-mortem report of arrogance.  I have almost one million post-mortem reports of different patterns, because I went through all of that before getting enlightened.  Before getting enlightened you need to go through all types of patterns and get the post-mortem reports.  Only then you can become Paramahamsa.  Because you need this knowledge to help your disciples.  Only then you are certified as Paramahamsa.  So, Mahavatar Baba saw all the millions of post-mortem reports I had of different mental patterns, and only then he blessed me, “Paramahamsa”.  Understand, I am giving you the post-mortem report of this arrogance pattern.  It will give you the idea you are doing too much, but outcome will be nothing.  Nothing will be the outcome. 

In real powerfulness, you will do so much, but you will never feel you are doing so much. I tell you honestly, with all my Integrity and Authenticity I tell you, I feel my whole day is so free, I can do more and more and more.  I really feel I am not doing anything.  Every night when I sit to fall into Samadhi, I feel, ‘What is this?  I have not done anything today!’ 

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