What really happens on a physical level when we perceive things ?

When there is a perception of physical reality, the various parts of the brain show a change in neural activity as the neurons, which are the basic building blocks of the nervous system, fire in synchronicity. This results in the random visual patterns of light being perceived as specific shapes and forms. This is how the input from each of our senses is perceived as an experience of particular sound, touch, smell, taste or sight. If you now step back and look, you can see that before the observation or the perception, both the world as well as you, that is the seen and the seer, existed in a dynamic and chaotic state of activity. The act of perception changes that chaotic state into some sort of an order that becomes both the seen in the outside world and the process of seeing in the seer (as the activity in the nervous system) at the same time. At the moment of seeing, the probability of what is seen collapses into a specific form. Read More

In the dream state and waking state, you are too engrossed in the details and opinions, you never look at the Source

 Listen. Now I will try to compare with some of the ideas, they try to express in the Matrix. The various bio-memories you can open up, will open up various planes of existence for you. Various bio-memories you can open up, opens up various planes of your existence. When you open up the bio-memory of your dream, you open up the dream plane for your existence, perception, experience. When you open up the dream space, you experience dream as your reality. When you open the dream bio-memory, you experience dream as your reality. When you open waking state bio-memory, you experience waking state as your reality. Poor are those who experienced only lower bio-memory opening and lower levels of existence. In the dream state and waking state, you are too engrossed in the details and opinions, you never look at the Source. That is why it called lower planes, lower planes where details become too much. Details become suffering. I have seen people, who get shaken even for a small injection or even hot water. If it was little more hot and they touch unexpectedly, the way they jump and roll, make the drama and finally tumble the tub and pour the hot water all over, get burnt.

That is what you do. By mistake if you touch the hot water, the way you jump and roll, you tumble the whole bucket and pour it on you. I have seen people doing it. For the sake of small temporary mood swing, they create permanent damages into their system. Small temporary mood swing, permanent damage is done to their Being. Read More

When your Third Eye is awakened, you will understand there is no such thing as “inner”, “outer”

The fifth verse of Ishavasya Upanishad.

तदेजति तन्नैजति तद्दूरे तद्वन्तिके।
तदन्तरस्य सर्वस्य तदु सर्वस्यास्य बाह्यतः॥

Thadhejathi Thannaijathi Thadhdhoore Thadhvanthike |

Thadhantharasya Sarvasya Thadhu Sarvasyaasya Baahyathah ||

“That moves, and That moves not.  That is far off, That is also near.

That is the inner space of all this.  That is also the outer space of all this.”

I can go on repeating this verse, but will never be able to comment on it.  May be, I will intercept and reveal the pre-text, context, for all of you to understand the meaning and make it more user-friendly.

तदेजति तन्नैजति तद्दूरे तद्वन्तिके।
तदन्तरस्य सर्वस्य तदु सर्वस्यास्य बाह्यतः॥

Thadhejathi Thannaijathi Thadhdhoore Thadhvanthike |

Thadhantharasya Sarvasya Thadhu Sarvasyaasya Baahyathah ||

Listen!  Listen!  Anything moves and moves not should be beyond which moves and moves not, understand?  The way to realize the reality…  See, the way to perceive the Perception, is not to question it too much.  If you question it, it will melt down like a dream.  The moment you stop questioning the dream, dream will melt down.  Dream always presents completely illogical things in front of you.  And if you question it, especially the person whom you really like appears in the dream, almost about to hug you, if you ask, ‘How can this be possible so easily?’, the dream will disappear, understand?  The item which you always wanted to eat is in front of your table; you are about to eat.  If you ask the question, ‘How can this be possible so easily?’, the dream will disappear.  Whenever you relate with Perception, you have to do it very sensitively; you can’t touch it, you can’t question it.  It is “Touch-Me-Not”.  Always your Perception is “Touch-Me-Not”.  That is why, when you question your love, it will disappear.  All your so-called falling in love – ‘Lovvvee…..’ – the falling in love, the moment you question it, ‘Is it authentic?’, straightaway you will see, it lands on just the skin, and skin colour; not even skin deep!  Perception, the moment you question, dissolves, disappears.

Next, Fact will stand the scrutiny of logic, but not larger life logic.  Listen!  Fact will stand the scrutiny of logic, but not larger life logic.  For example, if somebody makes a statement, ‘Earth is flat’, yes, it will stand the scrutiny of your simple logic, straightforward logic.  ‘Yes, it looks flat.  So it is flat.’  But it won’t stand the larger logic which you can understand with various equipments, not with just your empty eyes.  The larger logic.  The facts are such, it will stand the scrutiny of ordinary logic, but not the larger logic.

Truth will stand anything which you can grasp, like logic, larger logic, machineries, the scientific discovery, research.  Truth will stand for anything.  But, still, it is not reality.  It won’t stand the scrutiny of the Consciousness.

Reality is the one and only one which can stand the scrutiny of the Consciousness, understand?

All confusions in the world is the fight between Perception, Fact, Truth, Reality.  Whether it is in the field of religion, science, spirituality, logic, law, mathematics, any field, it is just the fight between Perception, Fact, Truth, and Reality. 

Blessed are those who are always established on realization of Reality.

I tell you, the most non-suffering way of existence is establishing yourself in reality.  Don’t go for perceiving about you, life, or God, based on what larger number of people say.  They don’t know, and they don’t have time to analyze, scrutinize.  Second, don’t go with your calculation.  You know how to calculate only your salary.  A person who receives one lakh salary can never imagine or perceive raising and spending zillion dollars.  No!  It takes literally transformation, understand?

If it goes above your head, listen to this satsangh once or twice, participate in the Vaakyaartha Sadhas, listen now what I am saying.

Don’t decide what is God, who is God, based on what larger number of people tell you.  Never think because larger number of people tell, it is truth.  No!  Don’t go for what is God, who is God, based on your logic which can calculate only very less levels.  Don’t go for deciding what is God, who is God, based on your understandings about your perceptions.  The only way you can realize, cognize the reality, God, is Apta Pramana, the declarations of rishis, and Atma Pramana, declaration of your Guru from his own realization.  The Apta Pramana of rishis have become Atma Pramana of me.  The realizations of rishis have become my realization, and, if you internalize that, my realization will become your realization, the Apta Pramana of Guru will become Atma Pramana of you, understand?

Here Consciousness, God, is declaring who is he, what is he.  He is declaring about himself.

तदेजति तन्नैजति तद्दूरे तद्वन्तिके।
Thadhejathi Thannaijathi Thadhdhoore Thadhvanthike

 The word “Thath” (तत्) is translated as “That” here wrongly.  The “Thath” (तत्) here will not mean “That”.  “Thath” (तत्) is “Truth”.

Thath ejathi (तत् एजति): “Truth walks”.

Thath naijathi  (तत् नैजति): “Truth does not walk”.

Thath dhoore Thadhvanthike  (तत् दूरे तद्वन्तिके): “It is far off.  That is also near”.  Thadhdhoore Thadhvanthike  (तद्दूरे तद्वन्तिके)!

Thath antharasya (तत् अन्तरस्य): Means, “That is the inner space”.

Sarvasya (सर्वस्य): “For everything”.

Thadhu Sarvasyaasya Baahyathah (तदु सर्वस्यास्य बाह्यतः)!

Only when your Third Eye is awakened, you will understand there is no such thing as “inner”, “outer”.  I am telling you!  That is what is the result of Third Eye awakening.  How to find out for somebody Third Eye is fully awakened? 

The idea of “inner”, “outer”, will disappear in them!  You will see my Gurukul kids will experience that!  Actually, I am working with more and more powerful meditation processes and techniques with the kids.

When the Third Eye is open, you will be able to see, perceive everything inside and outside, without even knowing any difference or gap.  Completely freely!  Completely freely!

तदेजति तन्नैजति तद्दूरे तद्वन्तिके।
तदन्तरस्य सर्वस्य तदु सर्वस्यास्य बाह्यतः॥

Thadhejathi Thannaijathi Thadhdhoore Thadhvanthike |

Thadhantharasya Sarvasya Thadhu Sarvasyaasya Baahyathah ||

It is ignorance which reminds you, which makes you feel something is “inside” and “outside”, something is “far off” and “near”.  It is like, in the Ganga, one bamboo is floating.  Because that bamboo is there, you say “Right side Ganga” and “Left side Ganga”.  Ganga ever got divided?  No!  If you just remove that bamboo stick, Ganga got united?  No!  Neither division nor uniting ever happens is reality.

  • Ganga is “divided” is Perception.
  • “Right Side Ganga”, “Left Side Ganga” is Fact.
  • ‘No, it is not divided’ is Truth.
  • ‘It can never be divided or united’ is Reality.

Listen!  Bamboo, single bamboo stick can give you Perception, Fact, Truth, which does not exist.  You can go on be arguing and establishing.

तदेजति तन्नैजति तद्दूरे तद्वन्तिके।
Thadhejathi Thannaijathi Thadhdhoore Thadhvanthike |

तदेजति तन्नैजति तद्दूरे तद्वन्तिके।
तदन्तरस्य सर्वस्य तदु सर्वस्यास्य बाह्यतः॥

Thadhejathi Thannaijathi Thadhdhoore Thadhvanthike |

Thadhantharasya Sarvasya Thadhu Sarvasyaasya Baahyathah ||

 The idea of “inner”, “outer”, “moves”, “moves not”, all this is created.  Just like bamboo stick creates division in Ganga, your ignorance, powerlessness, creates division in you, or appears to have created division in you.  How you will handle the bamboo stick, you should handle exactly the same way your ignorance.  You should know it can never divide you as “inner” and “outer”.  It can never make you “inside” and “outside”.  It can never make you “moves” and “moves not”.

Today’s Vaakyaartha Sadhas is this one subject: “BAMBOO STICK, POWERLESSNESS STICK”.

Understand this one example:  What bamboo stick floating on the Ganga does to it, and what ignorance, powerlessness floating on you does to you.  This example if you merge, Ganga is your Consciousness, bamboo stick is your powerlessness, right and left is which you call as “inside and outside”, “moves and moves not”, “far off, near”, all that.  How, when you look at the small area, it really looks bamboo stick has divided Ganga.  For an ant, that bamboo stick is equivalent to dam – ‘Wow!  Such a big dam!  Ganga cannot touch me!  I am protected!’  That bamboo stick is not even a ship, it is a dam for an ant!

So:

  • How when your Perception is too small what all the impact that bamboo stick, powerlessness does in you;
  • When your Perception grows a little bit and rises to the level of Fact, what that bamboo stick does to Ganga, and your powerlessness does to you;
  • When you rise to the level of Truth, what that bamboo stick does to Ganga and what your powerlessness does to you;
  • When you rise to the level of Reality, what that bamboo stick does to Ganga, what your powerlessness does to you;
  • What that bamboo stick means to Ganga, what your powerlessness means to you;

have Vaakyaartha Sadhas on this.  You will understand, grasp:

तदेजति तन्नैजति तद्दूरे तद्वन्तिके।
तदन्तरस्य सर्वस्य तदु सर्वस्यास्य बाह्यतः॥

Thadhejathi Thannaijathi Thadhdhoore Thadhvanthike |

Thadhantharasya Sarvasya Thadhu Sarvasyaasya Baahyathah ||

One of the important qualities to say “YES” to life is Tremendous Patience! “Yes”. “Yes”. “Yes”. Every time “Yes”. After every time, “YES”!

असुर्या नाम ते लोका अन्धेन तमसाऽऽवृताः । ताँस्ते प्रेत्याभिगच्छन्ति ये के चात्महनो जनाः ॥

Asurya naama they lokaa andhena thamasaavruthaah | Thaamsthey prethyabhigachchanthi ye ke chaathmahano janaah ||

The translation: ‘The various abodes of the Asuras, the lower level existence, are in the form of inferior or lower grade worlds, which are like hells coerced by darkness, representing all the negative qualities, collectively called “thamas”. Those who literally kill the Athma become ghosts who inhabit such horrible abodes, and, this, they continue to do repeatedly.’

Listen! People who say “YES” to life, what will happen to them was described in the last verses. Now, people who say “NO” to life, what will happen to them is getting described.

Listen! Whenever you entertain “NO” to life, first, always, “NO” is entertained as frustration. Then it evolves as anger, violence, self-doubt, self-hatred, self-denial; all this is various expressions. But, it starts as frustration. So, I tell you, one of the important qualities to say “YES” to life is tremendous patience. Listen! Tremendous patience! YES! YES! YES! Every time YES! After every time, YES!

Listen! Every time, when, what you want does not happen, don’t say “NO”; end in “YES”. I am not saying accept. No!

I will give you an example: Read More

Not only what you perceive as the world, even the perceiver is changing!

तेन त्यक्तेन भुञ्जीथा मा गृधः कस्यस्विद्धनम् ॥
Thena Thyakthena Bhunjeethaa Ma Gridhah Kasyasviddhanam ||

Cognizing whatever is, is change established in changing, and this whole thing is filled with Consciousness and intelligence. Don’t think only the planet on which you are standing is moving; the whole Solar System in which the planet is established, even that whole Solar System is moving! So, understand, not only what you perceive as the world, even the perceiver is changing!

The biggest fear all human-beings go through is, ‘If the perceiver changes, what will happen?’ See, your whole life you conclude something as pleasure, something as pain, and you plan, act, work, build everything based on that. Suddenly, at some time, the perceiver who gives you the understanding about which is pleasure, which is pain, he seems to be changing. That is what frightens you. That is what makes you shiver. That is what shakes you. I tell you, the person who knows that even the perceiver changes, and accepts this change, updates himself. You might have spent ten years on your career – may be, IT Engineer, Lawyer, Doctor, Activist. Suddenly, when your inner-space changes, the concepts of your pain and pleasure…… I am not saying give up the career you built. I am only saying, don’t be afraid of that change; don’t be afraid of that change of your perception, because, that change of perception is the gift given to you for your sincerity in supporting your perception. Read More

Life is all about evolving your cognition from Perception to Fact, Fact to Truth, Truth to Reality

ईशावास्यमिदं सर्वं यत्किञ्च जगत्यां जगत् ।
तेन त्यक्तेन भुञ्जीथा मा गृधः कस्यस्विद्धनम् ॥

Eeshaavaasyamidham Sarvam Yathkincha Jagathyaam Jagath |
Thena Thyakthena Bhunjeethaa Ma Gridhah Kasyasviddhanam ||

 The translation is:

“By the Consciousness filled must this all be, Whatever moving thing there is in the ever-moving world. With this renounced, you may enjoy. Covet not the wealth of anyone at all. 

Listen!  Yesterday I was expanding these four words.  I will expand those four words a little more deep, and then move to the next.  Listen! 

PERCEPTION: Whatever your senses can perceive in a limited Time and Space.
Second, FACT: Your senses perceiving with more Time and Space.
TRUTH: With a lot more Time and Space, even your perception evolves.  Truth!
REALITY is: Existence as it is, beyond your perception and Time and Space. Read More

Perception, Fact, Truth, Reality

ईशावास्यमिदं सर्वं यत्किञ्च जगत्यां जगत् ।
Eeshaavaasyamidham Sarvam Yathkincha Jagathyaam Jagath |

Whatever is moving in the moving world is enveloped by Consciousness

I should use the word “filled”. Even “enveloped” is an incomplete word. “Filled”! “Enveloped” means, something which is getting enveloped is away from what is enveloped. No!

Listen! “Yathkincha Jagathyaam Jagath” (यत्किञ्च जगत्यां जगत्) – “Whatever you think as moving in ever-moving world” – it means, “moving”, “change”, is your perception and factual. Listen! Many times your perception is not factual, your factual is not truth, your truth is not reality. Listen! I am organizing words – Perception, Fact, Truth, Reality.

· PERCEPTION: Earth is flat. Sun goes around the Earth.

· FACT: Earth is round. Earth only is going around the Sun.

· TRUTH: Listen! Earth is not exactly round. And, Sun is going around the Earth.

· REALITY: How the Earth looks, see it from Google map. And Earth and Sun both are going around each other! Read More

The cognition of reality: Completion was, Completion is, Completion will be !

Please listen! In every level of thinking, let this one truth be the core truth of your being, your core cognition from which you are constantly making decisions. See, for a woman, the core cognition will be, “I am a woman. I am a woman. I need to protect me.” Even by hypnotising, mesmerising, you cannot take away that part. Listen! For a woman, “I am a woman” is the core cognition. For men, please listen, for men, “I am not enough” is the core cognition. For a woman, it will always be “I have to protect me. I am a woman”, that fear is the core cognition. For men, “I am not enough”, the greed will be the core cognition. Replace both with the cognition of Completion. For women – “Hey, I cannot be violated! Anything which can be violated is not me!” For men – “I am enough unto myself! Nothing can be added to me! If anything can be added, it can be taken away!”

The first verse itself:

“Completion is Completion. This is Completion. That is Completion. From Completion this and that happens. Whether this becomes that, or that becomes this, it is only Completion moving into Completion, and Completion becoming Completion.”

Understand? Whether this becomes that, or that becomes this, Completion moves into Completion! Completion moves into Completion!

I tell you, you sit and do the Completion process, technique. Suddenly you see incompletion disappears! Anything which can disappear, how can you say it existed earlier? See, when something is not going to be there tomorrow, how can you say it is there today? This stone may not exist in the same form tomorrow, means, this may be factual, but not real. See, today if you take this stone and throw it on somebody’s head, they will be hurt. I am not denying its power and existence. But it is not real, because, tomorrow it may or may not exist in the same form. If something cannot exist tomorrow, it is not real even today, understand! Your whole life, you are centering it on “factual”. That is why so much of suffering. Centre it on “real”. A person who centers his cognition on “real”, lives a non-serious life, I tell you! Non-serious life is what I call “Celebration”.

நாம் ஆர்க்கும் குடியல்லோம், நமனை அஞ்சோம்,
 ஏமாறோம் இடர்ப்படோம்
Naam aarkum kudiallom, namanai anjom,
 Emaarom idarpadom.

It is a verse from Vaageesha Munivar, a great enlightened being, Thirunaavukkarasar. “We are not frightened even about the so-called death”, understand?

If your every-day thinking, every-day feeling, is more based on fact, the so-called fact, more fear, more greed, more incompletion, more bondage, more suffering, more torture. Food is required for living. But are you spending twenty-four hours on food? If you are spending twenty-four hours on food, that same food will kill you! Same way, facts are required for simple, smooth running of life. But don’t be obsessed with the fact-based life. Don’t judge yourself, gauge yourself every day based on the bank balance you have. Food is required for living. But if you are too obsessed with it, that itself will kill you! Facts are required for the smooth flow of life. But if you are too obsessed with it, that itself will destroy you! Let your life be reality-based. Let your bio-memory and muscle-memory be more and more built on reality-based. Anything which was not there yesterday, cannot be there today. Anything which is not going to be there tomorrow, cannot be there today. Let your cognition be slowly, slowly established.

The word “slowly, slowly”, I am using just to give you encouragement. But if you come near, I will not say ‘slowly, slowly’, but ‘goli, goli’! The “slowly, slowly” word does not mean slowly, slowly; it means really “SPEED”! I am just saying ‘slowly, slowly’, so that you don’t run away; that’s all!

Understand, I am telling you, establish yourself beautifully, establish yourself beautifully in the space of Completion and reality. Let more and more of your bio-memory and muscle-memory become Completion-based thinking, reality-based thinking; you will LIVE! It is not that you will not bother about facts; but you will handle it intelligently! It is not that you won’t eat; but food won’t be able to eat you! Now you are so obsessed with facts, it is not that you are using them, they are using you! If you are smoking one cigarette per day, YOU are smoking the cigarette. But if it is hundred, CIGARETTE IS SMOKING YOU! If you are eating which is necessary for living, YOU are eating. But, if it is more than that, FOOD IS EATING YOU! Same way, facts. It is required for a smooth running. Like, you need to know that two plus two is four (2 + 2 = 4), so that, when you receive your salary, you collect that money exactly and come back, and live your transactions based on those facts. But, that itself is not, cannot be the core of your cognition, understand? See, you have to learn driving to reach your office. But, that itself is not enough for you to run your office. Driving is a basic lesson for you to reach your office. But, to run your office, you need a different cognition. If you think, ‘Oh, driving itself is a big, great thing I learnt’, then be a driver your whole life, that’s all! Not more than that! You will never become a CEO!

Understand, the fact-based cognitions, understandings, calculations, are like learning to drive; but reality-based cognition is learning to LIVE! Learn to LIVE! Please learn to LIVE! That’s all I am saying.

And the grace which comes to you when you learn to live, the courage of enlightenment, the beauty of enlightenment, the grace of enlightenment, even kings will feel jealous of you! Celebrities will feel shy looking at your grace! And kings will feel jealous of the power you are radiating! Businessmen will feel guilty of the way you are living, I am telling you! It is reality-based life, reality-based cognition. No one can torture you. All the fellows who try to torture you will finally torture themselves and disappear! Karma comes back!

Please understand, life functions with clear, straightforward, honest, authentic principles. It is intelligence. No way you can cheat life! No way you can cheat life! Life has no hypocrisy. Life has no place for hypocrisy.

Understand, cognition, your inner thinking, feeling, decision-making, your cognition, if it functions based on reality, it is not that you will forget the facts. You will know the facts and you will be able to play with the facts! People will feel you are doing miracles; but you are not doing miracles, you are just playing with the facts.

Listen! If you stand with the cognition of reality, neither somebody can honour you, add something to you, nor somebody can dishonour you, take away something from you. The person who tries to honour you will be more and more happy. The person who tries to dishonour you will more and more fall into depression and suffer. The person who tries to honour you, gets that same honour back, because, you cannot be honoured! The person who tries to dishonour you, gets back that same dishonour, because, you cannot be dishonoured! Like Mahadeva. He is sitting. You try to pour milk and sandal on him. It will only shower on you! You will only be enjoying that smell! And you try to put something else. Then that will also be on you only! He is there. He can neither be honoured nor be dishonoured.

I tell you, live in the cognition of reality. The cognition of reality: “Completion WAS, Completion IS, Completion WILL BE!” You are established in the space of Completion. Even when you imagine you have incompletion, your incompletions may be based on “facts”, but it is not based on “real”. “Fact” is different, “Real” is different. “Fact” is different, “Real” is different. Your incompletions may be based on “fact”, but can never be based on “real”. The law of “real”, the principle of “real”, the dharma of “real” is:

पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदम् पूर्णात् पूर्णमुदच्यते |
 पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते ||
Poornamadhah Poornamidham Poornaath Poornam Udhachyathey |
 Poornasya Poornamaadhaaya Poornamevaavasishyathey ||

Means: “From the space of Completion only Completion comes out. Even when Completion comes out, Completion remains as Completion. When the Completion goes back, Completion remains as Completion”.

Even when you think they are separate, both remain as Completion. It is ALWAYS Completion in the space of Completion and Completion!

Listen! That is why I am saying, I am telling you…..

In the dream you see many things. You even run if a tiger chases you in the dream. It may be factual for the time being, but it cannot be real. Same way, even in the so-called waking state, when your dream pulls you and pushes you, your perceptions may be factual, but not real.

The perceptions getting established in the space of real, perceptions tuning itself to real, is what I call “Living Advaitha”! “Living Advaitha”!

I tell you, make your perceptions into real! Make your perceptions into real! Make your perceptions into real! Let your cognition be established on reality. The Shanthi Mantra can give you eternal shanthi (eternal peace) just if you make it as your cognition. So, with the decision, decision to make this as your cognition, please chant the Shanthi Mantra along with me:

ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदम् पूर्णात् पूर्णमुदच्यते |
 पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते ||
 || ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ||
Om Poornamadhah Poornamidham Poornaath Poornam Udhachyathey |
 Poornasya Poornamaadhaaya Poornamevaavasishyathey ||
 || Om Shanthi Shanthi Shanthih ||