Do not engage with the thought currents of comparing, life before seeking and life after seeking, because with Seeking only Life itself starts in you!

Only when the Seeking enters into you, Life starts happening. I am seeing many people discuss, express in such a way, they think the lifestyle of Seeking is an alternative lifestyle. No! No! It is not alternative lifestyle, it is native lifestyle. There is no ‘alter’ for it, there is only ‘altar’ for It. It is a native lifestyle to be worshipped in the altar. There is no alternative actually.

This is one of the major thought current with which many of the Vaakyartha Sadas participants are stuck. I went through many of the Vaakyartha Sadas. Today I wanted to clear some of these important points where you are stuck. Please understand, if you say – “Should I practice this Kundalini thought current in this way or should I practice it in this way? Is this ultimate or is that ultimate?” Its great. Vaakyartha Sadas is going well. But if you think – “Is my old lifestyle better or this is better?”  You are gone.

Please understand, only when the Seeking enters the Life itself starts in you. Till then, whatever you may have, may be ‘style’ but not LIFE. Understand. May be ‘style’ but not LIFE. Don’t call that as lifestyle.

Seeking integrates you.

Seeking evolves you.

Seeking awakens you.

Seeking aligns who you are to yourself.

I tell you, till the Seeking starts, even you will not experience what you call as YOU. I know the stupid human beings who think they are rich by having only money.

Understand.

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Kaamika aagama: Lifestyle to cause your reality

Actually, the last few days, the joy is really flowing into me and into the Sangha! Because, one of the greatest discoveries I have done in my research and development has happened in the last few days! I don’t want to say it is an accident; I don’t want to say it is an incident; I only have to say, ‘It is a MIRACLE’! For quite a long time I was feeling that I should take out and give a best lifestyle for all my disciples and devotees. See, I myself used to, and still follow, the lifestyle of Manu. Means, how to brush, how to wash yourself, how to take bath, how to dress – in all these I follow Manu. But even then I was feeling that Manu is a human-being. So, these instructions are from him. I was looking, searching, searching in the vast, the forest of spiritual literature of Vedic Tradition, ‘Is there any book where Mahadeva himself give instructions about all these day-to-day actions, the lifestyle instructions?’ I went on doing research. Of course, all the 112 Upanishads are only about the abstract principles. They don’t talk about how many times you have to brush, how many times you have to wash your mouth, or how you have to keep yourself clean, or how you have to dress, how you have to cook, how you have to eat. Somehow, I wanted, from Mahadeva himself if these instructions have come it would have been so beautiful! Because, every day, when I brush, I only remember Manu, and say, ‘Manu, as you said I am brushing.’ When I wake up, I say, ‘O, Manu, as you said I am waking up.’ When I take bath, I say only, ‘O, Manu, as you said, I am doing it.’ Of course, Manu has the authority from Mahadeva, but there is a possibility that the person who has authority can miss a few things. Like, when I put somebody as a Mahant, they may follow the broad concept of what I gave; but there is a possibility to miss a few things because of their own understandings and perceptions. So, I used to wonder, ‘Is there any book?’ I was searching, searching, searching. Read More

Upanishads are the greatest medicine!

Vivekananda says, ‘Forget about all you know as “religion”. Go back to Upanishads, the Source. Drink from the Source which will strengthen you. Listen! Drink from the Source which will strengthen you.’

Many times, the “aachaara” – the every-day practices you observe – get the status of religion, and, sometimes, the “aachaara” starts even contradicting the main core truth of religion and you continue to practice the “aachaara”, leaving the religion! It is like…..they say a story:

In one mutt (Matha – monastery), they had a cat. The cat used to jump around the Sannidhanam (Head of the Matha) when he does puja. He (the cat) will create a big ruckus.

So, the Sannidham has said, ‘Hey, first tie the cat before I start the puja, so that I don’t have disturbance.’

They tied the cat, and the Sannidhanam did the puja peacefully.

On the second day, again, they tied the cat, and he (the Sannidhanam) did the puja.

Third day, again, they tied the cat, and he (the Sannidhanam) did the puja.

After some time it became a habit that before the Sannidham starts the puja, you tie the cat, so that he (the Sannidhanam) starts the puja.

One day, the cat died, and they don’t know what to do: Without the cat, how to start the puja? And they started searching around here and there for a cat. ‘Hey, we have to tie the cat; only then the puja can start!’

Finally, that day the Sannidhanam didn’t do the puja because the cat was not there!

See, the “aacharas”, unfortunately, get into the state of religion, when the reason, context, is lost in course of time. There are thousands of stories where the “aachaara” becomes, “anushtaana” becomes religion.

See, “aachaara” and “anushtaana” is a way of living religion only if you know the context of the “aachaara” and the “anushtaana”. Once in a while, you have to review yourself all the “aachaara” and “anushtaana” you are doing: Are you in the right context and doing it? Based on this, you can measure. The scale: Are you in the right context? How to align yourself to the right context? The scale to align you to the right context is Upanishads! Again and again and again, go back to the Source, the Upanishads. Upanishads will give you the clarity, setting the right context for the “aachaara” and “anushtaana” you are following, and making you live, making you live the context in your every-day life.

See, “aachaara” and “anushtana” means: “habits” and “lifestyle”; the every-day habits and lifestyle you are supposed to follow. Neither you should give up the “aachaara” and “anushtaanas”, nor you should be without knowing the context. You should do it knowing the context. Doing it by knowing the context! People who give up, lose spiritual strength. And, people who don’t know the context, become superstitious. If you give up “aachaara” and “anushtaana”, you will lose spiritual strength. If you don’t know the context and continue to do, you will become superstitious. So, for both diseases – who don’t know the life, and who are living a superstitious life – for both, the greatest medicine is Upanishads.