The number of times you decided Against Life is only sitting in you as disease!

The second verse of Ishavasya Upanishad:

कुर्वन्नेवेह कर्माणि जिजीविषेच्छत्ग्ण् समाः | एवं त्वयि नान्यथेतोऽस्ति न कर्म लिप्यते नरे ॥

kurvanneveha karmaaNi jijeeviShechChathgN^ samaaH | evaM thvayi naanyaThethoaAsthi na karma lipyathe nare ||

“One should decide to live in this world for a hundred years, hundreds of years, all the while doing his deeds dispassionately as sanctioned by the scriptures. In this way, the deeds done by you shall not cling to you. There is no other way by which a man can free himself from the bondage created by the deeds.”

Listen! Just in the last few days, one of our devotees, a doctor, she asked me a question: ‘How to practically combine all these, Swamiji? We all know the truth. We understand that everything changes, including what we perceive, and even what we don’t perceive. How can we co-exist in Advaitha with our fellow beings, even if, either one of us, myself or others, do not accept the change as something necessary and good for all of us?’ This was the question.

Actually, the second line of the second verse is the answer. Understand:

एवं त्वयि नान्यथेतोऽस्ति न कर्म लिप्यते नरे ॥ evaM thvayi naanyaThethoaAsthi na karma lipyathe nare ||

When you decide to LIVE, when you decide FOR LIFE based on the understanding “Everything is Consciousness”…..

See, I will just give you a few types of mental setups:

Some people decide AGAINST LIFE. Seeing the SUFFERING IN LIFE and by BECOMING POWERLESS TO FACE LIFE, they decide AGAINST LIFE, I tell you. I can give you an example:

At the age of six, when you are in school, your teacher asks some question – ‘Who is the first Prime Minister of India?’ You put your hands up and jump and shout, ‘Mahatma Gandhi”. The whole class will be laughing at you. And, at that time, you feel naturally, ‘Oh, I have done some something wrong. I should not be putting up my hand and jumping like this. I should keep quiet in a crowd.’ This decision, even after you become forty-seven, when you are sitting in a meeting, you are the CEO, even then, if you have an idea, you won’t speak out directly in the group, you will tell somebody else, and that person will tell the group, and he will get the name. You decide for your whole future based on one incident! Look in.

Thousands of decisions you have done, based on one incident, AGAINST LIFE.

The other day, I was talking to a devotee.

I was telling him, ‘Hey, always remember you are Mahadeva, Shiva, and move the happenings of your life with this understanding.’

He said, ‘No, Swamiji. I just have blood-pressure and sugar (diabetes). I tell myself, “I am Mahadeva! Let this blood-pressure and sugar be healed!” When that doesn’t heal, I lose confidence that I can change the other things.’

Listen!

This blood-pressure and sugar, you would have taken so many thousands of decisions AGAINST LIFE; that is why it came. So, now, when you decide FOR LIFE, decide at least a few times till that whole part starts listening to you.

See, your decisions AGAINST LIFE has become a big chunk in you. You may not need to kill all of them, but you need to create the decision FOR LIFE at least to drive them enough! See, each time, your decision AGAINST LIFE becomes one soldier against you. If there are two million soldiers inside you, each time you create a positive decision – means, “FOR LIFE” – you are creating one soldier in your army. Now you don’t even have to create an army for you to kill the opposite army, but you have to at least create the sound, noise, that they should run away! So, if you have taken one-thousand decisions AGAINST LIFE, at least ten decisions FOR LIFE you have to take. Only then all those one-thousand decisions AGAINST LIFE will be nullified.

Many times you decide AGAINST LIFE just because of a simple incident, for small reasons. So, understand, there is one kind of mental setup which decides AGAINST LIFE because of a few incidents of life. 

Second, there are a set of people, there is a kind of a mental setup, they decide AGAINST LIFE, listen, they decide AGAINST LIFE out of the IGNORANCE that deciding AGAINST LIFE is going to give them peace or liberation. THAT ignorance! People think ‘Oh, instead of living like this let me die’. And you think, if you die, immediately you are released from all this suffering? No! If death is going to be freedom from all these sufferings, I would have started promoting suicide long before! No! It is in no way going to free you. Please understand, if you commit suicide because you are not able to handle your wife, you may have ten wives exactly like this same person with whom you are living, in Hell! From whatever you think you can escape, you will have MORE! And, unfortunately, in Hell you don’t have the choice of committing suicide!

So, out of IGNORANCE, people deciding AGAINST LIFE. 

And, there are some people who want to choose FOR LIFE, decide FOR LIFE, but don’t think that that is what Cosmos wants you to do, don’t sincerely, authentically, stand by it. They say, ‘Alright, now I am deciding FOR LIFE. Let me see how much it goes, how far it goes.’ After two days, one small shaking, immediately they fall back, they collapse! Again they start entertaining the thoughts, ‘I think, instead of this, let me better withdraw.’

Please understand, all withdrawal you did is AGAINST LIFE.

Whether you withdrew from your job thinking that it will be too stressful and responsible, or you withdrew from your love affair thinking that it will not be possible for you to stand and give a fight against the people who are opposing you, or you withdrew from your career or responsibility, or you withdrew from your decision of Sannyas, whatever, whatever withdrawal, WITHDRAWING IS AGAINST LIFE! Listen! Listen! WITHDRAWING IS AGAINST LIFE! See, before you start, spend enough time in analyzing – ‘Is it non-violent? Is it not hurting others?’ All that, do it. Because, anything violent, hurting others, the moment you realize, you should withdraw. That is LIVING ADVAITHA! I am not speaking from that context. Listen! Withdrawing because you became powerless is AGAINST LIFE.

Sometimes you may withdraw to feel more powerful. For example, if you are taking the decision of killing, and withdrawing from it because you feel it is violence, then it is “right withdrawal”. Actually, THIS withdrawal itself is decision FOR LIFE.

So, this is the basic understanding you need to have:

WHATEVER MAKES YOU POWERFUL AND LIVE ADVAITHA, YOU SHOULD DECIDE FOR IT!

Deciding FOR LIFE! Listen! Deciding FOR LIFE! Every time you decide FOR LIFE, immediately it reflects in your being.

I told this devotee who was complaining to me, ‘I tried to cure my blood-pressure and sugar. When that did not change, I got the negative belief. I feel that is not going to work out for me.’,

‘No! Don’t do that!

Understand, the number of times you decided AGAINST LIFE is only sitting in you as disease!

So, you should decide, ‘How many number of times it may take that I have to decide FOR LIFE to drive these diseases out, I AM going to DECIDE, that’s all! This disease HAS to DISAPPEAR! How many times I have to decide FOR LIFE for this to disappear, I don’t care. But I am going to GO ON DECIDING FOR LIFE! Whether these diseases disappear in this birth, in this body, or in the next body I am going to have healthy body, I don’t care about that! But I am going to just STICK to the decision FOR LIFE!’ This is enough. You will see immediately your body transforms!’

Whatever you hold with fear of losing it, precisely that will be taken away from you!

Please understand, the perception evolving, evolution of the perception is a gift happening to you, which is just happening from Perception to Fact, Fact to Truth, Truth to Reality. And anybody who stops the evolution of perception commits spiritual suicide, “Atma Hathya”, understand? “Atma Hathya”, that is the word I will use. Killing the soul, the possibility! Killing the soul and possibility! I am telling you, not to frighten you, not to correct you, not to control you, not even I am interested in guiding you. And I know nobody listens to me! After talking twelve-thousand hours last fifteen years, I am very clear on my conclusion that nobody listens to me! I am talking for me to listen to me, understand? With this clarity I am declaring this truth. Upanishads just declare their own strength by their own statements. They don’t need any author to authenticate them. Same way, whatever I am talking, the dharma, the truth, I am revealing it for myself! The listener’s listening does not need to authenticate what is being uttered. With this clarity I am uttering these words:

Listen!

WHATEVER YOU HOLD WITH FEAR OF LOSING IT, EXACTLY THAT WILL ONLY BE TAKEN AWAY FROM YOU!

I am telling you…..

People ask me, ‘What is this, Swamiji! I am such a good person. I never cheated anybody. But my wealth is taken away. But these guys who cheat everyone, their wealth and all is not taken away. They are all living wealthily.’ Read More

  • Only when you cause others reality you will realize what you are.
  • Life is a mirror when you are feeling powerless.
  • Anything in Life happens only by great thinking and great actions.
  • Let decisions about money do not add or delete anything to your identity.
  • Ability to spend or not spend should not make you powerless or powerful.
  • Even sympathy makes you powerless is not right.

 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. 

Comparison

One of the natural tendencies for you is comparing yourself with others.  And, whether you compare yourself with the people whom you think higher than you or whom you think lower than you, you are going to fall into the space of powerlessness. If you compare yourself with the people whom you think higher than you, you will fall into the powerless space of guilt, giving up on you, the idea you are not worthy enough; you will fall into all these powerless spaces. If you compare yourself with people whom you think who are lower than you, again you will fall into the superiority complex, arrogance, which is also powerlessness.  

Please understand, at least in guilt you will be powerless and you will know you are powerless.  In arrogance and superiority complex, which usually comes to you if you have gone to Business School. No, I have seen in my experience, all the fellows, the business schools somehow destroy people.  Even among my sannyasis I have seen, fellows who have gone to Business Schools, so arrogant, abusive about everyone, about everything.  In arrogance, the biggest problem is you will be in powerless space, but you will not even know you are powerless; you will be thinking you are powerful. The fellows who are in guilt, the moment they hit the psychological problem, they will realize they are in the space of powerlessness. The fellows who are arrogant, only when they hit the physical problem, only when their health breaks down, they will understand they are in powerless space.  All these Business School fellows carrying arrogance, superiority, violence, they will never realize they live in powerlessness, they live in powerless space.  Their health will collapse; then they will start realizing. ‘something is wrong. Why?’

I tell you, whether you compare yourself with people whom you think are higher than you or you think are lower than you, you are in the space of powerlessness and you are destroying yourself.  And you are going to destroy yourself unless you raise yourself, unless you complete with yourself.