One of the great disciples of Vivekananda, Sister Nivedita asks him, ‘Swamiji, if I come with you what will you teach me? What will you give me?’ Vivekananda says, ‘I will teach you how to face death.’ That is the ultimate teaching. Here, Kṛṣṇa is giving that ultimate teaching. In these verses, He is saying something very strange:
janma karma ca me divyam evaṁ yo vetti tattvataḥ I
tvaktvā dehaṁ punar janma naiti mām eti so ‘rjuna II 4.9
It means: if you understand the secret of My birth and death, you will be liberated from birth and death, Arjuna.
How? Let us see the secret of the birth and death of Kṛṣṇa, how we all go through the birth and death cycle. Now, just as Kṛṣṇa made the statement, ‘I tell you this because you are my devotee and friend’, now I have to make the same statement to you all again. Here I am going to speak on something, which is beyond logic. It is pure experience. Before speaking, I take an oath: With integrity and authenticity, whatever I speak is the truth.
Continue reading “Stopping the effect immediately and rewinding it back to the cause, and the effect merging into the cause is Completion.”
Usually people ask, ‘Swamiji, you say that life is purposeless. Then I may as well just lie down and relax. Who will give me food? Who will pay my bills?’
Let me tell you, you can never lie down forever. You may lie down for the next four or five days or for a week at the most, because you always go to the extreme, like a pendulum. After that, you will not be able to lie down. By your very nature you will start doing some work. When I say life is purposeless, I am not asking you to just lie down and relax in your house. All I am saying is, ‘Let your body and mind work without disturbing your inner space of completion. You don’t have to sell your inner space to enjoy the outer place. You don’t have to sell your inner bliss to have outer comforts.’ Continue reading “The quality of your life will be judged at the time of death only based on the quality of your inner space, not the quality of your outer space.”
Violence and killing are not merely physical acts. They are psychological compulsions acted out of incompletion in the physical realm. The ruler of a country who orders warfare against others is the violent one, even if he hides behind his throne. Violence of the mind carries on as the vāsana or desires; the essence of the spirit, that incarnates from birth to birth. That is the horror that does not end with death. The spirit is violated, degraded, and degenerated by this attitude of violence.
A violent man is always a coward, an inauthentic person who does not have the courage to face the truth. He does not have the sensitivity to treat others as he expects to be treated. He goes out-of-integrity, losing his power of words, isolating himself in a cocoon of lies, using the excuse of defending himself, and commits violence against others. Continue reading “Just decide that life is for others! All the best things will be showered on you. You will get back to the space you were in when you were born, the purest space of life, the imperishable space!”
On some days, Raghupati Yogi would ask me to sit still and be very peaceful, to meditate on stillness, peace and tranquility. Then after ten minutes, he would suddenly tell me to stand up and run around the entire temple as fast as I could!
He would make me bend this way and that way. In the temple where he would teach me yoga, there were twenty to thirty pillars. He would make me climb every stone pillar and come down. Also I had to use only one hand to climb the pillars and come down!
Understand, doing asanas for solving a disease is not the purpose of yoga!
Continue reading “For whatever purpose you bend your body or move your body, that memory and idea will become completely inserted or completely recorded in your body and mind!”
Vasana, samskara and karma: There are three interrelated concepts, termed vasana, samskara and karma, in Sanskrit. Vasana Vasana is the seed of desire. For example, you are walking and you happen to see a dazzling necklace displayed outside a shop. A … Continue reading If a person keeps going back to a problem time and again, it only means that he or she has not lived out the problem fully!
The doors of entry to our mind are our sense organs. Without the eyes, ears, nose, tongue and skin we will not be able to give any input to our mind. The sensory inputs are the foods that the mind thrives on. We assume that all that we see and hear are authentic. We believe that the sights we see and the dialogues we hear are the way that things happened. A little reflection will show how untrue it is. How many times have you interpreted a scene to be very different from what it really was based on your own conditioning? For instance, the moment you see a man and woman in close proximity interacting emotionally with one another, perhaps hugging, you immediately jump to the conclusion that they are lovers! They could be friends, brother and sister, father and daughter or mother and son.
It is the conditioning that we carry in us that drives us to interpretations of what we perceive through our senses.
That is why I say that we first decide on the judgment and then collect the evidence to support the judgment we have already made.
We have made the judgment already. All we need is a few bits of data to support that conviction, that’s all. Continue reading “Once you live this present moment consciously, you no longer have to regret about your past or worry about your future as it from the present, future is made!”
Akashic Records are the mystical energy records of all the events that have ever happened, are happening and will happen in the Cosmos. Just as a boat leaves a wake in the water as it passes, each action, thought and emotional impulse in us leaves a trail of energy; an imprint on the Cosmic Ocean. These energy trails are recorded in the Akasha; they are inscribed on the ether. Every event that has ever occurred anywhere to any entity, no matter how tiny, is recorded in the Akashic Records. The process of decoding these energy records is known as Akashic Reading.
Mystics compare the Akashic Records to an unimaginably vast library of information. Recently, with the advent of cyber technology, the Akashic Records have been compared to a mammoth supercomputer system. The code in which it is written is beyond any language used on Earth, but the reading is revealed in the language of the reader.
Who were the Vedic seers who gifted us the treasures of the Akashic Readings? Continue reading “Akashic Readings, decoding the Language of the Cosmos”