Intelligence is being aware and spontaneous!

You have a natural, spontaneous intelligence inside you. You have tasted it as a child. As a child, you looked at things in a very simple, straightforward way. That is why you were so spontaneous. What took away that spontaneity as you grew up? The societal conditioning that has been telling you right from when you were a child, ‘You are not enough…’ Because of this, you are constantly trying to become something else, to prove something to others. By constantly thinking that you are not enough, you try to imitate others and waste the wonderful natural energy bubbling inside you.

I read a funny one-liner on a company’s notice board:

Death will be accepted as an excuse, but we would like two weeks’ notice, as we feel it is your duty to teach someone your job prior to your death.
Note: this new benefit program began yesterday.

If you blindly imitate another person’s performance or behavior instead of acting from your own inner spontaneity, your own intelligence, you will be cheating yourself out of wonderful possibilities. Read More

Even knowing so much is happening without your will, triggers tremendous insecurity in you, that insecurity makes seeking happen in you!

Complete the frightened, arrogant child in you

Every morning, a father and a son, must be seven or eight-year-old son, both of them go for a walk. Every morning they walk outside their house. One day morning, suddenly, that son started getting frightened seeing an old tree standing in a corner and started crying, ‘Oh, it is a ghost! It is a ghost!’, started shivering, crying, and holding the father, screaming, telling him, ‘Father, please take me away from here! Take me away from here! There is a ghost!’

Please listen, if the father is trying to comfort the child, for the comfort of that child if the father is taking the child away from the tree, I tell you, it is equivalent to me giving upon you! That is the worst thing that can happen in your life! Even if you go to Hell, don’t be given upon by the Guru; you will simply come out.

If you are not given upon by the Guru, even if you go to Hell, you will just come out of Hell Fire untouched. If you are given upon by the Guru, even Heaven will burn you!

There are tons of people who are suffering in Heaven. Indra (ruler of Heaven) himself is suffering in Heaven because he can’t go anywhere else. And Heaven is the most unstable place because of a curse by a rishi. That is why, whenever you feel any pleasure, you will always feel insecurity. Whether you believe it or not, pleasure and insecurity go hand in hand. Understand, if you are not given upon by the Master, even Hell cannot touch you; even if you are in hell, Hell Fire cannot touch you; you will come out of it. If you are given upon by the Master, even Heaven will be the worst hell, suffering.  Read More

When you have a problem do not suspect just your actions, suspect the very cognition you carry about you

Ishavasya Upanishad is the first and foremost Upanishad on which I was commenting for some time ago and for various reasons morning satsang got postponed, now it starts again to continue. I’ll expand on the 11th verse of Isavaysa Upanishad. So please repeat along with me the 11th verse:

vidyāṁ cāvidyāṁ ca yas tad vedobhayaṁ saha |
avidyayā mṛtyuṁ tīrtvā vidyāmṛtam-aśnute || 11 ||

I will read out the translation.

The one who cognizes the pure essence of these two – vidya and avidya – simultaneously, that is knowing the true and complete knowledge of consciousness and doing the actions from the sacred cognition of consciousness, thereby through avidya crosses over and transcends death and through vidya, experiences and celebrates the nectar of immortality and bliss, the eternal space of oneness with Consciousness.

Listen. Recognizing the karma pattern in which you are stuck, thought current in which you are stuck, and deciding to liberate yourself from that thought current is Vidya. Recognizing karma pattern, thought current in which you are stuck and breaking from that, having a breakthrough from that thought current.

Please understand, your decision, your decision to change you, your decision to have a breakthrough in your thought current is required basically to have any breakthrough, and have liberated thinking.

Understand some of these basic truths. Read More

Whatever spiritual practice you do should make you more and more strong seeker.

I will continue to expand on 10th verse of Isavasya Upanishad.

anyad evāhur vidyayā-anyad āhur avidyayā |

iti śuśruma dhīrāṇaṁ ye nastad vicacakṣire || 10 ||

I will read out the translation:

It is said that by vidyā, the knowledge cognized from the right context of grasping the Truth, Consciousness and the superficial knowledge acquired from the wrong context of grabbing, without cognizing the subtle Truth, certainly the different result is achieved. Similarly, it is said that by avidyā, the authentic actions and the ignorant actions a very different result is achieved thus having listened to those wise beings who explained the absolute principle to us.

Listen. Without the context of seeking, even renunciation can lead you into laziness. Read More

Listening to the truths but not living them, is the most dangerous

andhaṁ tamaḥ praviśanti ye’avidyām upāsate |

tato bhūya iva te tamo yau vidyāyāṁ ratāḥ || 9 ||

Those who worship avidyā, the ignorance that veils the true knowledge of Truth, Consciousness, enter into blinding darkness characterized by the absence of perception; but into greater darkness of ignorance than that, enter they who, considering themselves as scholarly and learned, are engaged in vidyā, the incomplete knowledge acquired for vested interests characterized by the impure perception of Truth, Consciousness.

Listen. These two concepts you need to understand. One, those who worship ignorance, the initial level seekers get into a kind of a tiredness, boredom, unable to move further, don’t care attitude about ignorance. This is one group.

There is another group, little advanced level seekers, but, after certain amount of time, listen, please listen, when you spent time with certain concepts and don’t align your life to those concepts, you will feel acquaintance with that concepts. Intellectually, but not experientially. Familiarity always breeds contempt, even with the idea you are the consciousness, if you are acquainted, means if you are having exposure to that idea, you are thinking about it quite a long time, but you never made that as your cognition, you never transformed your Life, you never aligned your life to the truth, then slowly, slowly, slowly, you think what you living what you are doing is much better than common men, normal people who don’t even know they are Consciousness.

So with this justification, the worship of imperfect knowledge, the incomplete knowledge, starts, the danger is by now, you know how to manipulate others, how to be a half-guru, all your neighborhood gurus are formed like this only; each neighborhood will have one guru, in India, each street will have one Jagat guru. You can ask him “why are you calling yourself as Jagat Guru?”, “No, I have one disciple I have named as Jagat, so I am Guru of Jagat  so I am Jagat Guru.” Read More

The obstacles you will face in seeking

Let us enter into today’s Satsang. I will continue to expand on 9th verse of the Isavasya Upanishad. Please recite along with Me:

andhaṁ tamaḥ praviśanti ye’avidyām upāsate |

tato bhūya iva te tamo yau vidyāyāṁ ratāḥ || 9 ||

Those who worship avidyā, ignorance that veils the true knowledge of Truth, Consciousness, enter into blinding darkness characterized by the absence of perception; but into greater darkness of ignorance than that, enter they who, considering themselves as scholarly and learned, are engaged in vidyā, the incomplete knowledge acquired for vested interests, characterized by the impure perception of Truth and Consciousness.

See, this verse talks about two types of people—one, who worship ignorance, second, who worship half-truth. Knowledge for the sake of vested interest, not for the sake of knowledge itself. Understand, knowledge for the sake of vested interest, not for the knowledge itself.

When you start worshipping the knowledge for the sake of knowledge, you become embodiment of vidyā, knowledge. Read More

Let the purpose of life be being active, being knowledgeable then wealth will simply happen!

Let your reason for exploring knowledge not be the decision to acquire your comforts and luxury and settle down in your life. What is the meaning of that word settle-down? Settle-down means just being above the ground but doing everything as if you are already below the ground, is settling down. That is the definition of settling down. If you are under the ground, sealed, how you will be, you trying to be in the same way, being above the ground, is settling down. No!

I have this big doubt about the great theory. Especially in India, this theory is very popular after this stupid IT revolution. No. When I saw my grandfather, my great grand mother, all of them, the concept of settling down does not exist for them. Good I was brought up by them. Now, these modern day IT fellows, they think, “I will work till 40 and retire. Make money, make a flat and a car and settle-down by 40.” What do you mean by settle-down by 40?” “I will quit the job and retire and settle down by 40.” Means even while you start studying, acquiring knowledge, the goal is just to acquire some comforts and luxury, and drop. What kind of a inspiration you have about knowledge and life? Read More

You are ever pure space devoid of the dirt of ignorance!

Romance itself is nothing but exploring the other person. When you feel you know the other, your romance is dead. I want to coin the new word, ‘rumance’ it becomes. It ends just in one room. The excitement is not actually from the other person. It is actually your excitement to explore and know. Excitement is always from knowledge, understand. The moment you decide to have something else as the purpose of your knowledge, the ignorance starts in you, cunningness starts in you. When your teacher tells you to memorize the mathematic table and you think, “Wow. Without that mathematic table itself my friend has passed the exam or my other friend is having his candy because his father is rich. Why should I memorize all this mathematic table?” The moment you decide, not to, that is when the layer of ignorance, the dirt of ignorance starts covering you.

Maha Saraswati, the embodiment of knowledge, she is very clear, only if you decide she will put you in ignorance, not otherwise. Putting yourself in ignorance is out of your will. You are never pushed into ignorance. Listen. The five actions – Creating, Maintaining, Destroying, Putting in ignorance and Liberating. In these five actions, this ‘putting in ignorance’ you do it by your own. These three — Creation, Maintenance, Destruction, Mahadeva does from His Cosmic form. ‘Putting in ignorance’ you do it on your own. Giving liberation He assumes the form of Guru. Read More

Being active is thousand times more joyful, exciting than any of the so-called luxuries and comforts you have in your life.

For surviving why should I know so much? For surviving why should I do so much? If somehow I catch this small department, sit as a Thanedar or I run away and get one job in one office as a clerk and get some thirty-forty thousand salary and one two-wheeler and one apartment, that is enough. For surviving why should I know sooo much? For surviving why should I do sooo much? This is what I call the most silliest pattern in your life, with which most of human beings are stuck.

Knowledge is a knowledge is a knowledge. Being active is being active is being active – should not be judged, scaled, measured based on the returns, income or the luxury or the comfort, it is expected to bring.

Knowledge should be for the sake of more knowledge. Work should be for the sake of more work. Work to get more work. Have knowledge to have more knowledge.

Understand, whenever you try to use knowledge to achieve comforts and luxury, nothing wrong. Saraswati can always bring you Lakshmi, but when Lakshmi becomes the goal of Saraswati, then starts ignorance. Wealth can always be achieved by knowledge, nothing wrong, but if just wealth becomes the goal of your knowledge, there stops your knowledge and ignorance starts.

Let wealth and comfort not be the goal of your knowledge. The moment that becomes goal of your knowledge, your ignorance starts, because you start feeling, ‘Oh! Others are all not that knowledgeable and they have so much of luxury. They have a BIG house and car, and what not, and a private helicopter, and everything. Then why should have so much knowledge to have all that. How can I also get, with less knowledge, more luxury and comforts – all this conspiracy.

The conspiring tendencies and cunningness enters into your system. The goal of the knowledge should not be wealth. Wealth can always be achieved through knowledge, nothing wrong about it. But that should not be the decision making factor for you. Constantly exploring knowledge! Knowledge itself is the taste, joy, excitement, experience. Only that person becomes the embodiment of Saraswati. MahaSaraswati. Being active – Durga, being active just to be more active. See, by being active, acquiring wealth is not wrong, acquiring luxury is not wrong, but that alone should not be your goal. Then, the moment you have your basic needs or wealth or luxury, you will just become inactive. You will plan cunning ways – how to be less active, less doing and more wealthy, and more comfortable.

World suffers with this cunningness, silly thoughts. I tell you, knowledge and being active actually makes you LIVING. That is the one of the biggest pleasures. 1000s and 1000s of times more than any romance or any luxury it can give you. I tell you, being active is thousand times more joyful, exciting than any of the so-called luxuries and comforts you have in your life. Having the love for knowledge is thousand times greater than any romance you will experience in your life.

Ignorance is declared first time in you when you do not want to know, not when you don’t know

I will continue to expand on the 8th verse of the Īśāvāsya Upaniṣad

sa paryagāc-chukram akāyam avraṇam  asnāviram śuddham apāpa-viddham |
kavir manīṣī paribhūḥ svayambhūr   yathātathyato-arthān vyadadhāc-chāśvatībhyaḥ samābhyaḥ || 8 ||

Pure Consciousness is all-pervasive beyond the coming and going, absolute radiant and self-effulgent, un-embodied boundary-less whole, woundless, muscleless having no incompletion with the body; Consciousness is the ever pure space devoid of the dirt of ignorance (beyond causal body), and is untouched by the delusion of incompletion.

Listen. I wanted all of you to take up this as a Vakyartha Sadas – subject and homework. Start working on – unembodied, boundaryless whole, woundless muscleless having no incompletion with the body. Consciousness is ever pure space devoid of dirt of ignorance and is untouched by the delusion of incompletion. Consciousness is the all-knowing seer of all — past, present and future, Consciousness transcends all beings. Consciousness is self-existent by Itself.

Actually only first two lines will take so many days. Once you know the knack, now you can work on all these truths in one or two days. So by today and tomorrow, finish-off all this by doing the homework of — what is the pattern which makes me experience otherwise the Upaniṣad is describing as ‘me.’ Read More