It is this readiness to surrender to the Master that brings completion to Arjuna and enriches him to take the responsibility to win the war, which in reality is the war within himself.

Despite what Kṛṣṇa had said with total clarity, that Arjuna should get up and fight, Arjuna now recounts all his previous arguments. It is as if he had not listened to Kṛṣṇa at all.

To become a Sannyāsi, Śrī Kṛṣṇa says, ‘Go to Sannyāsa out of completion.’ Bhagavān is only saying one thing, ‘Out of completion, take any decision. Out of completion, take any decision!’

He once again implores Kṛṣṇa, ‘You, as the Lord of the Universe, have the right to destroy what you please. As the Lord, You destroyed the demons Madhu and Keśin and many other enemies. How can I, a mere mortal, be bold enough to wage war against my grandfather and my teacher, with the intent to kill them? They are ones I should worship, not destroy. I shall be condemned if I fight them.’ Continue reading “It is this readiness to surrender to the Master that brings completion to Arjuna and enriches him to take the responsibility to win the war, which in reality is the war within himself.”

When thousands worship you, why do you bow down so much in front of the deities?

Now let’s experience Kailaasa’s length, breadth, depth, time, space. 

Understand. This can happen only by the tremendous surrender to Mahasadasiva. You can’t enter into His home by any demand. No! No Aushadha can work. He’s not a serpent, you put some medicine and herb and He will listen to you. No. He’s Nageshwara, He’s not Naga.

Understand. It is deep surrender and devotion and reverence, humbleness requesting – Mahadeva, please grace us. Please grace us. It is only with the tremendous humbleness and surrender, with tremendous respect, reverence, devotion. Continue reading “When thousands worship you, why do you bow down so much in front of the deities?”

When you surrender both doubt and faith at the feet of the master, you will see something called trust happens in you, which is neither doubt nor faith!

Whenever you have a doubt, surrender the doubt and faith both at the feet of the master. You see, the master is the one who gives you the faith and he is the same person who gives you the doubt. When you are stuck with doubt, tell the master mentally, ‘Master, it is you who gave my faith in you, it is also you who gave me doubts about you. I am surrendering both at your feet. I don’t want to play this game. I have suffered enough with this game. Please take care.’
When you surrender both doubt and faith at the feet of the master, you will see something called trust happens in you, which is neither doubt nor faith. It is the courage to experiment with the truth. Continue reading “When you surrender both doubt and faith at the feet of the master, you will see something called trust happens in you, which is neither doubt nor faith!”

When you surrender to the Master, you can never feel drained and exhausted because you are directly connected to the one who is an embodiment of the infinite energy!

In the Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna is confused completely about what is the path he should follow. The ultimate teaching imparted by Krishna to Arjuna in the last chapter is the best technique to realize the Ultimate. After giving various techniques like meditation, devotion and knowledge, finally Krishna reveals the straight, sure and ultimate technique, which is that of surrender.

Be very clear, when you surrender to an enlightened master, you are actually surrendering to one who has no ego, no identity and hence no vested interest of his own. He is one with and overflowing with Existence. By holding his hand, you ask him to take you also to the ocean of bliss he is in. Continue reading “When you surrender to the Master, you can never feel drained and exhausted because you are directly connected to the one who is an embodiment of the infinite energy!”

Like all other creations of Existence you have your own beautiful fragrance. It is the fragrance of sahaja, your natural spontaneous state that is unique to you!

Some people tell me, ‘Whatever you say is right, but please make me do whatever you say.’ What do you mean? Should I have two or three people continuously watch you and make you do things? Drop your cunning game, then automatically you will start doing what I say. Cunningness is a pure hide and seek game that you play with yourself. You can’t play it with me. I straightaway know where all you are hiding. I don’t need to come to you to find you. So understand that you are just playing with yourself. Just take a strong decision to be completely sincere and authentic to yourself. Only then you can drop your cunningness. When cunningness dissolves, authenticity and sincerity happen and you will enlighten quickly. Also, with authenticity you will not indulge in any kind of gossip.

Gossip is a pure expression of cunningness. When you are so cunning that you can’t tell a person anything on his face, you talk behind his back.

Intelligence plus innocence is spontaneity. Intelligence plus cunningness is calculation. Spontaneity is nothing but a flowing expression of your innocence.

When I tell people that they need to become tired of cunningness to come out of it, they ask me, ‘How come I know and yet I don’t know? How come I can’t stop being cunning?’   Continue reading “Like all other creations of Existence you have your own beautiful fragrance. It is the fragrance of sahaja, your natural spontaneous state that is unique to you!”

Existence flows through Enlightened Masters like air flowing through hollow bamboo creating music, that is why they are so beautiful!

Enlightened master’s grace is the grace of the whole of Existence. They are the only utterly innocent beings on planet earth.

Trust is an attitude. It is not a substitute for appropriate action. The spirit of trust is the essence of the very life. It leads to innocence, surrender, relaxation and bliss. If it is followed out of complete understanding, there is nothing to lose in its path. Until then, you are still on the path to trust.

All great enlightened beings are eternally blissful because they have surrendered their very body to Existence with trust. Existence flows through them like air flowing through hollow bamboo creating music. That is why they are so beautiful. When Existence flows through, the expression is divine. Enlightened master’s grace is the grace of the whole of Existence. They are the only utterly innocent beings on planet earth. Enlightened masters are established in the knowing that nothing is impossible in the space of Existence. They are living embodiments of trust. Their bliss is an expression of this. They have access to all the knowledge of the world but are yet utterly innocent. They know that their knowledge is the knowledge of Existence. Their knowledge is not knowledge but a flowing experience of the truth of the moment. Continue reading “Existence flows through Enlightened Masters like air flowing through hollow bamboo creating music, that is why they are so beautiful!”

Acceptance is the deep humility towards the profound Existence that takes care of everything including you

Immense trust leads to surrender. Surrender is simplicity of the heart. It is the knowing that you do not have to decide about the Truth, that you just have to go by it. When you awaken to the powerful presence of the Truth, surrender happens.

If you observe your pet dog, you will find that even if you cheat him once in a while, he will come back to you with utmost trust. His trust is absolute and innocent. The trust comes with no reason. He has no questions, so no answers need to be given. He sees no utility in anything. He just exists like an open book, that’s all.

Two gold fish were in a water tank. One asked the other, ‘Do you trust in god?’ The other replied, ‘But of course. Who do you think changes our water everyday?’

It is only innocence that is capable of taking the leap into trust and surrender. Knowledge somehow sees utility in everything. It looks for reason in everything. Surrender and reason are mutually exclusive. Surrender is to do with trust. Surrender is possible only out of innocence, because out of innocence arises trust. With trust arises acceptance as well. Continue reading “Acceptance is the deep humility towards the profound Existence that takes care of everything including you”

Intelligence recognizes the mystery of the present moment and surrenders to it joyfully out of innocence

There are three ways to ask a question. You can ask out of innocence, or you can ask out of knowledge to show that you too know, and third, you can ask to confirm that what you know is correct. When you ask out of innocence, you are completely ready to receive the answer. When you ask out of knowledge, you completely miss the answer. When you ask for confirmation, you simply resist the answer.

The unknown can never be trapped with the known. The unknown can be known only by surrendering to it.

A small story:

Zen masters generally give personal guidance in a secluded room. No one enters when master and disciple are together.

A Zen master used to enjoy talking with merchants and newspapermen as well as with his pupils everyday. Amongst his regular visitors was an illiterate potter who used to come and ask foolish questions of him. He will then have tea and go away.

One day, while the potter was there, the master wanted to give personal guidance to a disciple, so he requested the potter to remain outside. Continue reading “Intelligence recognizes the mystery of the present moment and surrenders to it joyfully out of innocence”

Intelligence recognizes the mystery of the present moment and surrenders to it joyfully out of innocence

There are three ways to ask a question. You can ask out of innocence, or you can ask out of knowledge to show that you too know, and third, you can ask to confirm that what you know is correct. When you ask out of innocence, you are completely ready to receive the answer. When you ask out of knowledge, you completely miss the answer. When you ask for confirmation, you simply resist the answer.

The unknown can never be trapped with the known. The unknown can be known only by surrendering to it.

A small story:

Zen masters generally give personal guidance in a secluded room. No one enters when master and disciple are together.

A Zen master used to enjoy talking with merchants and newspapermen as well as with his pupils everyday. Amongst his regular visitors was an illiterate potter who used to come and ask foolish questions of him. He will then have tea and go away.

One day, while the potter was there, the master wanted to give personal guidance to a disciple, so he requested the potter to remain outside. Continue reading “Intelligence recognizes the mystery of the present moment and surrenders to it joyfully out of innocence”

You have an independent intelligence in your system which runs your life without your interference!

Please understand, energy is compassion, energy is intelligence, and energy is bliss. Energy, compassion, intelligence and bliss are four sides of the same pillar. If all four are present, it is super-consciousness. If any one is missing it is unconsciousness. When the energy manifests itself through the head, it is intelligence. When energy manifests itself through the heart, it is compassion. When energy manifests itself through the being it is pure energy. When energy does not manifest outside but remains inside, it is bliss!

An important thing to understand which may shock you is, you have an independent intelligence in your system which runs your life without your interference. Right now, you think you need to interfere with your intelligence in order to run your life happily. But the truth is the intelligence with which you came down to planet earth, the intelligence which created your very body, can run your life beautifully for you. The intelligence or the energy based on which you created your body at birth, is called your bio-memory. Continue reading “You have an independent intelligence in your system which runs your life without your interference!”

Prayer is the gratitude for the continuous showering of Existence upon us! Prayer is deep and silent gratitude to the whole of Existence for being what it is! It is the undaunted trust that Existence is taking care! It is a deep and passive waiting for Existence!

Sufism is completely a gratitude-based religion. If I have to reduce the whole of Sufism to one word, it is gratitude. You can see it in all the poems of the great Sufi masters like Jalaluddin Rumi and others. You can see the flowing energy of gratitude in their words.

Gratitude makes you a nobody, just flowing energy. Gratitude is like a fire that can burn all your karmas.

What is karma?

It is an unfulfilled action on your part that pulls you again and again to fulfill it. In order to fulfill and exhaust all such karmas that we have accumulated, we take birth again and again on this planet. Continue reading “Prayer is the gratitude for the continuous showering of Existence upon us! Prayer is deep and silent gratitude to the whole of Existence for being what it is! It is the undaunted trust that Existence is taking care! It is a deep and passive waiting for Existence!”

More and more your inner space gets into Completion, more and more, you will catch the sacred secrets about the Source, Cosmos!

Kena Upanishad. Brief technical introduction, the word ‘kena ‘means ‘whom’. The Upanishad appears as the 9th chapter of the Talavakara Brahmana of the Sāma Veda, and also known Talavakara Upanishad or Jaimini Brahmana. 35 verses and Shanti Mantra. Its one of the very important Upanishad and per the Muktikopanishad, it’s the second Upanishad in the whole order. Upanishad is also called, known as Talavakara Upanishad.

KENA means, exactly the word means ‘whom’, ‘by whom – keneṣitaṁ – by whom willed or directed’ – directing the enquiry of the Truth to its very Source, is the seed of Kenopanishad. Please understand, this Upanishad directs your seeking to the Source. I will start with the Shanti Mantra [peace invocation chant], then I will introduce the Upanishad. Please chant along with Me.

auṃ āpyāyantu mamāṇgāni |

Listen. The verse actually is – mamāṇgāni; paathabheda is māmāṇgāni – means the way I heard from My Guru, His paathabedha. The paathabheda is māmāṇgāni, the ‘ma’ plus not full ‘aa’ half  ‘a’.

auṃ āpyāyantu mamāṇgāni vākprāṇaścakśuḥ
śrotram-athobalam-indriyāṇi ca sarvāṇi |

Please understand, the original mantra is – sarvāṇi; paathabheda is ‘sarvāuṇi’ – thehalf ‘u’ is added – ‘sarvāuṇi’.

sarvaṁ brahmopniṣadam mā’ham brahma nirākuryām mā mā brahma nirākarod-anirākaraṇamstva-nirākaraṇam me’stu |

tadātmani nirate ya upaniṣatsu dharmāste mayi santu te mayi santu ||

auṁ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ ||

Understand the subject matter of the Kenopanishad. Now that is the important thing.

The essence of Isavaysa Upanishad is Seeking.

The essence of Kenopanishad is Seeking into the very Source, not just WHO AM I, BY WHOM AM I?

Understand, WHO AM I starts and ends inside your body. BY WHOM AM I, starts and ends in Cosmos. There is a big difference between – WHO AM I, BY WHOM AM I?

Enquiring into you is Seeking.
Enquiring into the Source is Seeking the very Source.
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