The poet-mystic, Kabir sings beautifully,
‘Master and god both appear before me. To whom should I prostrate?
I bow before the master. He introduced god to me.’
Swami Vivekananda, in one of his discussions with fellow disciples of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, referred to Ramakrishna as god. Another disciple objected saying, ‘Surely this is taking it to the extreme. I agree that the master is enlightened, but how can he be god?’
Vivekananda asked him, ‘What do you know about god?’ The disciple said, ‘Oh, god is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent.’ Continue reading “I am not here to prove my divinity. I am here to prove your divinity!”
If you really want to experience life, if you really want to know the ultimate mystery of Existence, if you want to dive into the ocean of bliss, then the way into it is intensity.
Be intense in whatever you do. Let you dissolve in it. Do not be partial. Be integrated in yourself.
If you dance, dance so totally that you become the dance. There will be no dancer remaining then, only the dance remains. If you paint, paint so intensely that the painter disappears in the painting and see how that piece of art becomes so exquisite. When the ego dissolves, the false sense of identity disappears and you can see the flow of the intelligent and total energy of Existence through you. Continue reading “If you are not able to see the Divine, be very clear, your intensity is not yet complete”
During a nightmare, a very wild dream, just one thought or one click such as, ‘Hey, this is a dream’ is enough. You will be awakened. You will be out of the dream. In the same way, if you are intense in this dream you are living, called the waking world, then one click is enough and you will be out of the dream! If you think, ‘No, I need some more technique,’ then you are not really going through a nightmare or an intense dream. You are just having some casual flow of thoughts.
Sometimes in the dream state you will be seeing without any clarity. There will be some casual black and white shows which will be going on. You will neither feel like watching it nor feel like coming out of it. If you are in those kinds of dreams, then you are just wasting your time. If you are not really intense, you are in these kinds of dreams. Neither will you go down nor will you go up. Please do not be in that state.
Understand, if you are in such an intermediate state, then this click will not happen. It will not be a sharp, strong shift. Just like you can get up from your sleep by just an intense desire to wake up at a particular time, you can also get up from the deep slumber you have been for so many millions of lives. If you have an intense total desire to wake up, you can wake up this moment. Continue reading “Intensity has the power to penetrate your states of unconsciousness including deep sleep”