There is a big difference between “you don’t rape somebody because of fear of law”, and “you don’t rape somebody just because you don’t want to be violent and you don’t want to enter into somebody’s space”. You don’t want to rape somebody because of Law & Order is “hard power”. You don’t want to rape somebody because you don’t want to enter into somebody’s space, or you don’t want to be violent, or you don’t want to be abusive into somebody’s space is “soft power”.
Order which comes by “soft power” is the permanent eternal order. Understand, order never comes by “hard power”; it comes only by “soft power”.
May be, Law & Order can come by “hard power”, but order can come only by “soft power”. Actually, this will answer a lot of questions about what is secularism, why the concept of secularism evolved only in the western countries, and why the concept of western secularism is not going to suit India. Continue reading →
Listen! I am defining two words: HARD POWER, SOFT POWER.
“Hard Power” means, the political power, where the administration, bureaucracy, the Law, Court, punishment, reward, all this exists – ‘You HAVE to do this or you will be prosecuted and put in jail!’ ‘You should not do this or you will be prosecuted and put in jail, tortured. You may even be hanged!’ This is “Hard Power”.
“Soft Power” is the spiritual power. Thousands of people, I can say, in a way, even millions of people do whatever I am saying in the morning satsangh. I don’t have any “hard power” over them. Sometimes I am just sitting in this hall in Bidadi and saying, ‘Please close your eyes. Start inhaling and exhaling, and chant Shivoham.’ I can see, all over the world, thousands tying the eye-band, and closing the eyes, and inhaling and exhaling, and start chanting Shivoham.’ There is no “hard power”. If they don’t do, there is nothing like they are going to be prosecuted, punished. No! It is a “soft power” where, if they do, they raise themselves out of their own inspiration; voluntarily they come and learn to evolve themselves, raise themselves. Continue reading →
I have experienced the Ultimate Advaita state, the Advaitic truth.
From that clarity, that joy, excitement, inspiration, strength and powerfulness which comes from that I tell you, when it is possible for Me, it is possible for you !
Just remember this one thing: Let your thinking whole day be directed towards Completion.
If your words are not making you powerful, know two things – they are making somebody else powerful and making you powerless.
If your thinking is not making you powerful, it is making you powerless and making somebody else powerful.
If your feeling is not making you powerful, it is making somebody else powerful and it is making you powerless.
If your living is not making you powerful, it is making you powerless and making somebody else powerful.
Life is nothing but ability to stand up again and again and face it. Doubts and depressions are so powerful, they attack you from all corners. Life is nothing but the strength to stand up during all these attacks!
All your negativity has only one power, the faith you have placed in it. Understand it is just a simple game.