Our understanding about what is right and what is wrong is the root cause of guilt!

What is the root cause of guilt? It is our idea about right and wrong, our understanding about what is right and what is wrong.

What is the scale to measure right or wrong?

In Hinduism, vegetarianism is considered right. In Christianity, non-vegetarianism is thought to be right. In Hinduism, you can marry only once. In Islam you can marry several times. In Hinduism, you can’t drink alcohol and liquor. In Christianity, Jesus himself consumed wine. You are caught in rules like, ‘If you eat this, you are guilty’, ‘If you drink that, you are guilty.’

There are so many rules and so many regulations in different places, different situations and different societies. Where is the scale for all the so-called morality? It is a set of local customs. In the course of time it becomes morality. If you read the ancient scriptures, the epics of India like the Mahabharata, the princess Draupadi was married to five men! Kunti, the mother of the Pandavas, the heroes of the epic, had five sons from five different men.

At different times, different rules were formed by different leaders. In a particular society, certain things that were considered moral were considered in another society to be immoral. In America, there are such differing moral standards that I saw. In one state, casinos are allowed, whereas in the neighboring state, casinos are illegal. Read More

Feel grateful to suffering and pain because they create the situation for you to search for the truth!

Just look back at your life.

When was the last time you were happy about something?

When was the last time you wondered about the meaning of life?

Did you look inwards to see who you are or what life is all about?

Did you feel the need to deeply know about the ultimate Truth?

No!

When things go smoothly you just blindly follow the same routine with barely any awareness or consciousness. There is nothing to jolt you into awareness from your routine and you continue without any awareness.

But when pain happens, it makes you look at life objectively. It forces you to look deeper into life, to learn why you react the way you react and seek to uncover the real mystery of life. Pain is a blessing in disguise. It is the key that can open the door to the world of reality. The choice is yours to open the door or not. Read More

Krishna is the greatest hero happened on Planet Earth!

Ramakrishna will not even let you near. I have no doubt that Ramakrishna is an incarnation, Ramana Maharishi is an incarnation. Rama would not have even allowed Shakuni to be around him.

See Krishna’s personality, he never gave up on people even who are hypocrites towards Him. He continued, continued till the end he did not give up.  Please understand, till the last day of the War, Krishna’s army was fighting for Duryodhana, you need to know, the fellow who ordered Krishna’s arrest.  See, when Krishna went as an ambassador, as per the dharma, Hindu dharma, ambassador cannot be arrested or harmed.  I think, all these laws, Hinduism created first: how to interact with other countries. But he crossed that law ordered the arrest of Krishna’s.  Krishna used his power to save himself; that is secondary. He goes to that extreme!  But even Duryodhana, Krishna doesn’t say ‘No’ when Duryodhana comes to Krishna for help before the War.  Actually, this Duryodhana coming to Krishna for help happens after Duryodhana orders Krishna’s arrest and Krishna saves himself!  Even the multi-layered people, the hypocrites who behave one way here, one way there, one way there, even the multi-layered people, Krishna didn’t give up.  That is why I am saying he is a Poornavatar. Read More

The first aggression

By your very nature, your consciousness, your existence is immortal. It cannot get destroyed. It cannot lose any of its glory. It cannot lose any of its attributes, powers. It can neither be damaged nor be destroyed. Even if you carry the desperate fear, anxiety, anger, even your desperation cannot make your consciousness lose its glory, its existence, its immortality. But, unfortunately, when you start believing that you are mortal, you can be disturbed, you can be damaged, you can be harassed, you can be abused, you can be killed, you can lose some of your original qualities, physically or psychologically, when this belief settles in your system, that survival instinct, the instinct to protect yourself which becomes the basic root cognition of you, the survival instinct which is awakened in you, please listen, that is the first aggression in your system, primary aggression.

Primary aggression goes on speaking, never listening. It goes on acts, never receives. The primary aggression that you have to do something to save yourself, protect yourself, Oh God, that is the biggest joke, tamasha. The frightened child thinks he needs to protect the whole world which cannot be destroyed. In this whole situation, there is only one thing that can be destroyed, that is the frightened child. But the child is so intelligent, he doesn’t say he is waging the war to protect himself, he says he is waging the war to protect the whole world which is not going to be destroyed! He doesn’t want to believe…..

Please listen! The frightened child, he wants to protect himself; but if he says openly that he wants to protect himself, that looks too cheap, too selfish. So he wants to look good to the onlooker. So he says, ‘No, no, I am waging the war to protect the whole world!’ Fool! The world is not going to be destroyed! Only you are going to be destroyed! Same way, your consciousness, YOU, you are immortal; but your agitated, desperate mind goes on telling you and everyone that it is fighting continuously to save your consciousness, to save you, to protect you. In you, only one thing can be killed; that is your desperation – your desperate mind, your agitation, and your aggression. Other than that, nothing needs to be killed, nothing can be killed! Nothing needs to be killed, nothing can be killed.

Please listen! The desperation, the idea you need to defend something, protect something, that aggression, because of that aggression in your inner-space, you go on being active. Please understand, aggression in your inner-space is you talking to you. Receptivity in your inner-space is you listening to you. I can just define two of the major principles in one line.

Please listen!

You talking to you is always incompletion.

You listening to you is always Completion.

That’s all! “You talking to you” means, are you associating yourself with the dimension which is talking to you, or the dimension which is listening to you. As on now, both actions are happening. Your inner-space is like Mahabharata war-field. That is why….. Listen! Listen! Duryodhana all the time shouting, aggressive; Pandavas always ready to listen; both are there in you. Whenever you associate yourself with Duryodhana – aggression – talking, talking, talking to you, you will be in the space of incompletion. Whenever you associate yourself with the listening component of you, listening, listening, listening, you get into the space of Completion. Whenever you are in the space of Completion, the consciousness in you stops the aggressive guy talking and he relates with you. That is why Krishna, whenever he wants to talk, he stops the whole war and Time! Whether he wants to talk to Arjuna, or he wants to talk to Bhishma, or he wants to talk to Drona, or he wants to talk to Karna, he stops Time and the war! The aggression cannot be talking while the listening is intensely listening.

Listen! Whenever you associate yourself with the listening, don’t ever have the fear the aggression part is going to be speaking to you and you are going to be listening to it. No! Whenever you get into the space of listening, the Lord will speak to you, Bhagawan will speak to you, Mahadeva speaks to you, the Advaitha Sathya, the truth of Advaitha speaks to you.

BE SURE ABOUT YOURSELF !

Please understand, you being not sure about you does not come by ignorance; it comes by arrogant choice. That is the main thing you need to know. There are some powerlessness which come to you by ignorance. For example, not knowing how Rahu is moving in your life. When Rahu and Shani are together, and Guru is not supporting it, you should not start any initiatives. So, if you start without knowing this, powerlessness comes to you by ignorance; that is forgivable….that is forgivable. The solution is, you have to get somebody who knows that science, try to get their advice, guidance. Even if you don’t get, it is forgivable powerlessness. But, there are some things, some powerlessness out of choice, arrogance, not out of ignorance; but you choose to be powerless. That is internally having the knowledge and not living it, applying it. Please listen! If there are some external reasons, cosmological reasons, at least you can accept ignorance. But much of the internal powerlessness is arrogant choice. Not being sure about yourself is arrogant choice.

The choice you take, the dilemma you suffer, the depression you build, the dilemma you suffer, the depression you build is like a wax house, wax bungalow. Don’t ever think the Pandavas are going to die in it! It is the fellow who built it who is going to die in it, not the Pandavas. Not being sure about you is sin, crime, “Atma Hathya” (suicide), destroying yourself. Read More