I would like to know the difference between liberation and coming back as an incarnation ?

Liberated soul who resides in Complete Completion with the Cosmos; When the human beings, too many people request a guidance and experience to liberate all of them, that Complete completion with the Cosmos..Cosmos itself accepts the body to show this people the whole science of completion & liberation experientially. That is incarnation.

Living Advaitha IV

…continued from Living Advaitha III

Strategizing your day-to-day thinking based on the simple truths is Living Enlightenment.  Strategizing your day-to-day decisions based on the eternal truths is Living Advaitha.

Few days before I was shown a reply by a rich man to a pretty girl who has advertised in the dating websites that she wants to marry rich man.  When that reply was brought to me, I told Jnanatma I will comment on it.  Jnanatma can you read out and I will comment on it?

 

Jnanatma : So the article , ‘This Pretty Girl Was Seeking a Rich Husband. The Reply she got from a Banker was Priceless.’

The following is what a woman posted on a dating forum seeking a rich husband.

I’m going to be honest of what I’m going to say here. I’m 25 this year. I’m very pretty, have style and good taste. I wish to marry a guy with $500k annual salary or above. You might say I am greedy, but an annual salary of $1M is considered only as middle class in New York.

My requirement is not high. Is there anyone in this forum who has an income of $500k annual salary? Are you all married? I wanted to ask: what should I do to marry rich persons like you?

Among those I have dated, the richest is $250k annual income and it seems that this is my upper limit.
If someone is going to move into high cost residential area on the west of New York City Garden, $250k annual income is not enough.

I’m here humbly to ask a few questions:

First – Where do most rich bachelors hang out? Please list down the names and addresses of bars, restaurant, gym.

Which age group should I target?

3) Why most wives of the riches are only average-looking? I’ve met a few girls who don’t have looks and are not interesting, but they are able to marry rich guys.

4) How do you decide who can be your wife, and who can only be your girlfriend? My target now is to get married.

Ms. Pretty

A philosophical reply from CEO of J.P. Morgan below:

Dear Ms. Pretty,

I have read your post with great interest. Guess there are lots of girls out there who have similar questions like yours. Please allow me to analyse your situation as a professional investor.
My annual income is more than $500k, which meets your requirement, so I hope everyone believes that I’m not wasting time here.

From the standpoint of a business person, it is a bad decision to marry you. The answer is very simple, so let me explain.

Put the details aside, what you’re trying to do is an exchange of “beauty” and “money”: Person A provides beauty and Person B pays for it, fair and square.

However, there’s a deadly problem here, your beauty will fade, but my money will not be gone without any reason. The fact is, my income might increase from year to year, but you can’t be prettier year after year.

Hence from the viewpoint of economics, I am an appreciation asset, and you are a depreciation asset. It’s not just normal depreciation, but exponential depreciation. If that is your only asset, your value will be much worse 10 years later.

By the terms we use in Wall Street, every trading has a position, dating with you is also a “trading position”.

If the trade value dropped we will sell it and it is not a good idea to keep it for long term – same goes with the marriage that you wanted. It might be cruel to say this, but in order to make a wiser decision any assets with great depreciation value will be sold or “leased”.

Anyone with over $500k annual income is not a fool; we would only date you, but will not marry you. I would advise that you forget looking for any clues to marry a rich guy. And by the way, you could make yourself to become a rich person with $500k annual income. This has better chance than finding a rich fool.

Hope this helps.


J.P. Morgan CEO

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Understand, I usually pick up only the Upanishads, Vedic scriptures, to comment on.  But very rarely I pick up some modern-day writing or the recent postings to comment on.  But I picked it up this up personally.  It has a very deep insights of Advaitha.

Please listen. Whole life is a business, the whole life is trading: you give something, receive something.  Either you got more or you gave more.  Or you got and gave equally.  Whatever is said and done, whole life is a business, please understand.  But, the good news is, what you consider as you is the starting point.  The best news is that can be just updated by the Advaitha.

Please understand what you consider you is the position, trade position. If you consider you only dependant on your physical qualities you only have depreciation asset. You only have depreciation value. But if you assess yourself based on the qualities you carry in your mind it can be, you can be appreciation asset – means intelligence, your ability to handle any situation. Please understand whenever the queens were chosen they were always chosen, the first priority was given to their appreciation asset. Not to the depreciation asset. Whenever the daasis were chosen they were chosen even with just appreciation asset but whenever queens were chosen in any kingdom  they were chosen with appreciation asset.

Now I am introducing very important truth to you. You can have something which is eternally appreciating if you perceive yourself only as a body you have only depreciation asset. Exponentially depreciation asset.  Please understand whether you plan for your life based on your beauty or health. Whether you plan your life based on your beauty or your health you are planning on a wrong footing. You’re planning on a wrong footing.

Please understand there’s a Sanskrit verse:

Kaaryeshu daasi, karaneshu mantri, rupe cha lakshmi kshamaya daritri bhojyeshu maata shayaneshu rambha Shad-dharmayuktaah kuladharma patni

Means; ideal wife the one who works like a servant, advises and strategizes like a minister, feeds like a mother, makes love like a nymph, is as beautiful as Lakshmi and forgiving like the earth.

It’s a Sanskrit verse. One fellow read this verse and came to me and said, ‘Swamiji I have achieved the meaning of this verse!’ I said, ‘you are fortunate, blessings. Please call your wife, receive the blessings.’ He said, ‘No Swamiji just change the word, call your wives because so many qualities will not be in one person! I married six with all these each one having one of these qualities.’

Anyhow how you perceive you if it is just occupied means your self-image, your identity about you, if it is occupied completely by your look, by your beauty, the physical dimension, please listen, you are making all your strategies and plans based on depreciation asset more and more.  As time passes, life will be hell for you.  Kaala will bring suffering for you.  Please understand, the strategy which brings the best things as Kaala passes, is eternal strategy.

If your perception about you is all based on your beauty, you are having exponential depreciation asset.  You can manage few more years with various creams and cosmetic items, but it will continue to depreciate.

Second, if your perception about you is based on your mental abilities, your ability to understand, your ability to assess, your ability to strategize, your ability to cognize, your ability to respond, you have appreciation asset.  Please understand, you have appreciation asset.  As the time passes, you will only have more and more joy.  You will not have more and more suffering.  Kaala brings you more joy. Read More

  • Completion and Powerfulness you carry about what you are makes you graceful.
  • Liberation is poking holes in the logic which you built to prove inevitability of your powerlessness.
  • Unholiness of resistance and powerlessness => When you resist it becomes powerlessness, when you become powerless you resist more.
  • Your authenticity gets built by doing more and more action towards authentic identity. It doesn’t grow by itself.
  • Self-fulfilling negative prophecy is Fear
  • It is only by building authentic identity you will be liberated.

Don’t try to stop the current of Ganga using a stick !

The non-dualistic space – please listen – whatever is happening in and around you, whether it makes you feel powerful or makes you feel powerless, know for sure it is you not just responsible! Please understand, responsibility is one of the strategizing out of non-dualism. Responsibility leads to living enlightenment. Here I am explaining one more very deep, important truth. Please understand, immediately whatever you experience in and around you, whether it makes you powerful or makes you powerless, it all boils down finally to the play of your own different trends and currents.

Please understand, you have multiple thought-currents, but, fortunately, only one thought-trend. That is why liberation is possible. Please listen! You may have ten-million enemies; but only one can attack you at a time. This is the exact meaning of the word when I say you may have many currents, but you can have only one trend. When I say “current”, I mean the “thought-current you have. The underlying, underneath thought-current of you can be multiple. One of your thought-currents can be you will be constantly making efforts to live a care-free life. Another thought-current can be constantly thinking to have more and more responsibility, power under your control. So, be very clear, there may be one thought-current continuously working for vacation life; and there can be one thought-current continuously thinking for working for more and more wealth. There can be tons and tons of thought-currents. One side you can have the thought-current, ‘I cannot tolerate this woman anymore! If this is the way she is going to torture me, better I throw her away from my life!’ The other thought-current, ‘No, no, no….she stood by me in so many difficult situations. He stood by me in so many difficult times. I should not think like this. I should be thinking to make her or him as part of my life!’ You can have any number of thought-currents, but you will have only one thought-trend.

Please listen! Thought-trend means, the every-day life how you are running, the every-day decisions how you are taking. Please listen, if you understand this one truth, living enlightenment will become very easy. Whatever may be your thought-current – today morning you may be feeling very fresh, alive, nice, you slept well – whatever may be your thought-current – no peace, whether you had a beautiful sleep, good sleep, or a nightmare, disturbed sleep, all these things are thought-currents, all that is thought-current. Please understand, all that is thought-current.

Please listen! But, but your thought-trend can be completely kept out of the impact of thought-currents. Listen! The good news is, your thought-trend can be completely kept out of your different thought currents. The best news is, the thought-trend can be completely kept out of the thought-current, because, both of them never get joined. Listen! The good news is, your thought-trend can be kept out of your thought-current. The best news is, they are never joined together! That is why various thought-currents can influence your thought-trend in various ways. Today you can feel depressed; tomorrow you can feel joyful. Today you can feel bound; tomorrow you can feel liberated. Liberation itself is possible because your thought-current cannot influence your thought-trend. It influences if you allow; but, by the very intrinsic nature, the thought-current has no power over the thought-trend.

“Thought-current” is the undercurrent of the Ganga. “Thought-trend” is the floating, the space of Ganga. For example, if some objects are floating on the Ganga, boats, or some flowers, something put on the Ganga, whatever is floating is “thought-trend”, and whatever is undercurrent is “thought-current”. In your every-day decisions how you decide to respond to the world, how you decide to respond to you, your every-day cognition about you and others – listen – that is “thought-trend”. And the undercurrent which goes on in you, which you believe is not in your control, is “thought-current”. But, you need to know, anything which is not in your control, you don’t need to control, because you cannot control!

Please listen! If god has not given something in your control, he doesn’t expect you to control it! So, don’t feel powerless if something is not in your control. And, if something is in your control, take responsibility for it. If something is not in your control, be free from that responsibility. But, unfortunately, whenever something is not in our control, we feel powerless; whenever something is in our control, we feel it is our responsibility. See the funny way the mind behaves, life behaves! If something is not in our control, we feel powerless because of that. If something is in our control, we feel, ‘Oh, so much of responsibility!’ Again powerlessness because of that! If you decide to be powerless, whether you have or don’t have, you will fall into powerlessness! When you decide to be powerful, whether you have or don’t have, you will be powerful!

Your thought-current can be however good or bad. It can be the thought-current of a great being like Buddha, Shankara, Krishna, or it can be thought-current of the worst terrorist. It can be anything. Listen! You may have the worst thought-current or the best thought-current. Your thought-current is immaterial. Your thought-trend only needs to be attended to. As on now, you have power over only your thought-trend. My only request is, go on aligning your thought-trend, and don’t be powerless about your inability to control your thought-current. See, when you are not able to control something, feel liberated from that responsibility. Are you sitting and worrying that you are not able to move the Sun as you want, the moon as you want, Mars as you want, Saturn as you want? You are not sitting and worrying about this. You only feel free from that responsibility. Same way, when your thought-current is not under your control, when you are not able to control it, feel liberated from that responsibility.

How much you assume your power, that much only responsibility is also given to you. Now you assume you are powerful enough only to align your thought-trend; that much responsibility only you have, don’t worry! We are not going to expect a kid to do something which he cannot do. We are not going to expect a kid to do, ‘Oh, let him do this, this, this, this, this, and make his living.’ No! We are not going to expect a kid to do all that. Be very clear, life is not going to expect too much from you. But, unfortunately, the kid starts worrying. When the kid sees his father going to the office and working the whole day, night coming back and getting the food, he starts worrying, ‘Oh, god, I also have to do like this from day-after-tomorrow!’ No! First of all, you don’t need to do from day-after-tomorrow. Second, when you are expected to do, you will have all the powers better than your father.

Don’t imagine and create powerlessness because of imaginary responsibility. The powerlessness which happens in you due to imaginary responsibilities takes away the power to perform even the real responsibilities you have! I have seen many of my own sannyasis, they will have so much of imagination and the imaginary powerlessness due to the imaginary responsibilities. ‘Oh god, if I run this one ashram, then Swamiji will ask me to run twenty more ashrams! Then Swamiji will ask me to run twenty-five more ashrams! Then Swamiji will ask me to run all the ashrams in the whole country! How will I do all this?’ Making you powerless by the imaginary responsibilities, today’s responsibilities also you won’t do!

I have seen….I have seen people getting tired just by imaginary responsibilities. Understand, you don’t have to have imaginary responsibilities, and you don’t need to feel powerless by trying to control the thought-current. Thought-current need not be controlled. Thought-trend only needs to be controlled. Master is a person who has mastered the thought-trend, understand? I was also believing very foolishly in the young age that I have to control the whole thought-current to become a Master, which is not required. Just control the thought-trend. When you are powerful keeping the thought-trend under your control, in a few days you will see the thought-current is also already under your control!

Please understand, all the struggles all of you are having – I can name everyone of you, each one of you who are listening to what I am saying now – please listen, all your struggle, powerlessness, feeling bound, everything is because you are struggling with your thought-current. When you are supposed to do just the Monday Vrata, Monday Fasting, Somavara vrata, by the evening of Monday you think, ‘Even this one day I am not able to do. When am I going to become Nirahari?’ No! Becoming Nirahari is controlling the whole thought-current. Don’t worry about that now. Just be powerful with the thought-trend. Just be powerful with the Monday one day fasting. Master just that thought-trend. I am giving you one example. In every level I can give you.

Your every-day activity, make yourself powerful in that! You don’t need to struggle, you don’t need to be powerless with your thought-current. Please understand, mastering – listen – mastering, feeling powerful with your thought-trend is enough. Just try that again and again and again. Whenever there is a fight, struggling, suffering, powerlessness inside you, it is always because you are fighting foolishly with thought-current.

Understand, it is like you have a boat; you are floating on the Ganga. You have a stick (paddle) with which you row the boat. But, unfortunately, using that stick you are trying to stop the current of the Ganga! Is it possible? Just row your boat and be powerful, save yourself! Don’t try to control the current of Ganga by using the stick (paddle) with which you can row your boat. Don’t try to control the whole thought-current of you by your simple logic and will that you are carrying. Use that to only feel powerful over the thought-trend.

The meaning of surrender is taking responsibility for the whole universe. The mind which is not ready to take up this responsibility, surrender even that mind to responsibility. This is surrender. When you surrender to god, you take the responsibility of God. That is liberation.

“Unclutching – De-program the inner self” (part 1)

Let me express a key word – Mahavakya, the word which you need to completely understand. May be modern day ‘Mahavakya’. The word is “Be Unclutched”. Now let us try to analyze and internalize this one truth, one mahavakya. We have beautiful different Mahavakyas in Vedic tradition – Aham Brahmasmi, Tatvamasi, Pragnam Brahmam, Sarva Kalvidam Brahmam. These are all different Mahavakyas. Be Unclutched – What do I mean by the word – being Unclutched. Let me try to explain it with a simple diagram, how, continuously our mind is working and how we are clutching, connecting and creating a life or suffering and how we are creating the ignorance or depression.

 

Thoughts are happening in your system the way it is shown in the above diagram. Each block represents a thought. Different shape, different size, different length, different width, different kinds of thoughts. Sometimes, a thought (J) is about some joyful experience which you had, sometime about some suffering (S) which you had, sometime you have some guilt thoughts (G), again sometime some joyful (J) memories, again some painful memories (P) and some depression memories (D)….different, different thoughts. If you just do a simple experiment, just for 5 min, if you write whatever goes inside you without editing as it is and read that page again, suddenly you will realize that you are nothing but a bunch of unconnected, independent, illogical, unclutched thoughts. Please understand the thinking flow which is happening inside you is not logically connected. For example, if you see a dog in the street, suddenly you will remember the dogs which you have seen when you were a child or the dogs about which you used to be afraid. Then you will remember your childhood days, then you will remember the teacher under whom you studied. Then you will remember the place where teacher stayed. The link will go on. But there is no logical connection between the dog which you have seen in the street and the teacher with whom you studied when you were young. Of course, both of them barked at you.  There is no logical connection. Suddenly from where the mind moves to where, there is no logical connection.

In the west they have a software called dragon software, whatever you speak it will transcribe. I also use sometimes for writing books. If your mind is connected to a dragon software how it will transcribe, transcribe the same way whatever goes on inside. With the same kind of grammatical errors or with the same accent or with same words or same pronunciation, even if it doesn’t make any sense just pen down. Suddenly you will see you are nothing but bunch of independent, illogical, unconnected and unclutched thoughts. You do not know why a particular thought is raising after a particular thought, there is no logical reason, just something arises and then next something else is arising, next something else is arising, thoughts are flowing, words are flowing.

When you are suddenly aware of your body and your existence, at those moments any thought which flows in front of you becomes your life, you start giving attention to it either to fulfill or to escape. Its like a projector light is there, any slide which is kept in front of the projector light is seen as a reality in the screen. One problem is in your inner space the projector light is not continuously ON, it just comes and goes, comes and goes. Whenever you are not aware of your existence, many time, even though your eyes are open, even though your body is moving, you will not be aware of your existence. You can see in your life, you will get into your car at your house, drive for 30 mins, only after you reached the office, park the car and come out of the car suddenly you will realize – Oh! I finished my driving, i reached my office. You have taken 200 decisions in that 30 mins, right, left, giving brake, stopping for signal, but you are not aware of your existence. That is why you don’t remember all these decisions you took and all these things happened in you. Those few moments the projector light was OFF. Any slide which was moving in front of it is not part of your life.

Again for no reason the light is ON, when you are aware that you exist, whatever thought moves in front of you, they become your part, they become your life. Understand, its a very subtle truth. Your life is totality of all the thoughts moving in front of you but unfortunately many time, many major decisions, thoughts, the life changing incidents happen when you are not aware. Its like the film which moves when the projector light was OFF, that also is part of your life. But, unfortunately you are not aware of the scenes, decisions, thoughts which went on, which contribute to your life, which are also part of your life, just because the light is OFF. Every single moment which passes in your life without you being aware of this moment, of your presence, is suffering. Either directly or indirectly it will add to suffering. Either directly you will invite or indirectly you will create a situation for the suffering. When you turn your car indicator it blinks, the same way your consciousness also blinks, you do not know when it is ON or OFF. If you just see the thought flow in front of you suddenly you will realize – Oh god, all these things are going on in me, then what is going on inside me, I myself do not know where I am heading, I myself do not know what is happening in me. Here, understand the above diagram, we will see more deeper and deeper truths.

First, I want all of you to understand, you are not aware of all the decisions, all the thoughts moving inside you, inspiring you to live the way in which you are living, inspiring you to think the way you are thinking, inspiring you to be the way you are. You are not aware but constantly we believe we are aware. This is the first illusion. Whenever I say this people get frightened, Oh god! already I have enough suffering now He is adding one more suffering, one more fear that I do not know where I am heading. Understand, I am not adding suffering, I am just helping you to experience, open up to the reality. One more thing opening up to the reality even though it feels like suffering in the initial level it will always lead you to the joy and bliss because ‘Sat’ which means ‘The Truth’ by its very nature is ‘Chit’ means ‘Power/Consciousness’ and ‘Ananda’ means ‘Bliss’. By its very nature, ‘Sat’ leads to ‘Chit’ and ‘Chit’ leads to ‘Ananda’. Even though in the initial level it feels like little more responsibility, little more load.

Now itself many of your minds would have decided “No, no, no, what He says may be right that I am not aware, but I can’t become aware of everything happening in front of me. Oh, living in the present moment, being aware of whatever is going on, that and all is not for me. I tried many times Swamiji, you don’t know how many techniques I tried.”  Understand, we are not that dumb as we think. We have huge possibility, huge potentiality. May be the right initiation has not happened. The right click has not happened. So, don’t close the file. No, no, no, I tried many times, you don’t know how many gurus I went to, how many techniques I have tried. There are many people like that. I call them professional seekers. Their profession is seeking. Anywhere, any board, any swami, any guru, any saint, any mahatma, anybody they will be there. Not for learning, just for judging. What is he teaching let me see. People come to me and ask me “I know everything Swamiji, just give me in essence what extra you can add to me“. I tell them “Sorry, I don’t know anything extra to add you, I can only remove something from you. What you think as knowledge I can remove that so that the truth can happen.” Please do not come to the decision “No, no, He is again I think going to teach living in the present moment. I know I tried many times, it doesn’t work out, if it works out in sometime it goes away“. No, I am not going to teach you living in the present moment. Because you are living, why should I teach. Even if you are suffering about past, you are suffering in the present. Even if you are worrying about your future, you are worrying in the present. So, you are in the present. I am not going to teach you to be in the present. All I am doing is trying to take away some ideas which you think as your mind.

The first truth is you are not aware of all the things which is happening in front of you. You do not remember your biography as it happened. You remember only as you want it. When people ask me many time I tell them, if your TPS (thought per second) comes down, you will have clarity about your past and future. Then they tell me “About past already I have clarity, why should I have clarity about my past by bringing my TPS down. Now itself I know my past“. No, please understand you don’t know your past, you don’t remember, recollect the past as it happened. You recollect only as you want it, not as it happened. Just a simple example, if you see the above diagram, your life was filled with different kinds of incidents – joy, suffering, guilt, pain, depression… different, different quality of incidents.  You do not look at the life as it is. Usually what you do…what we do. I use the word ‘WE’ because sometime people think the word ‘You’ means too condescending. Thats the reason I used ‘We’. The problem is in the public place you can neither use ‘We’ nor use ‘You’. If I say ‘You’, somebody feels condescending. If I use the word ‘We’, then they may say if you also have the same problem how can you teach me, that is the big problem. Anyhow I don’t have a better word, so I use the word ‘We’. What usually we do is some joy, some suffering, some guilt….this is our life, different thoughts, different experiences. Usually you collect only all the suffering related incidents and create a SHAFT, create a connecting idea and think your life is nothing but suffering as shown below.

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Nirvikalpa Samadhi

Nirvikalpa means being without any changes. When one achieves this Samadhi, he literally becomes God. He becomes one with ultimate. It means your whole being, your whole identity is dissolving into Cosmic existence. The individual inner space has no more disturbances, differences.  Best direct experience of Nirvikalpa Samadhi can be achieved by unclutching. Please understand, unclutching is not a path leading you to Nirvikalpa Samadhi. It is a process directly leading you to Nirvikalpa Samadhi. The moment you start unclutching you are falling into Nirvikalpa samadhi.

It is not a peak to attain, it is a valley to be fallen into. 

What steps, what tapas, what kriya need to be performed to attain it ?

Inner awakening is the steps, inner awakening is the tapas, inner awakening is the kriya – you need to perform to attain it and you are doing it.