If you notice, almost all the time, you like to say ‘no’ – it gives a solid feeling to your personality, your ego. Saying ‘no’ makes you feel you are somebody. Saying ‘yes’ makes the ego feel inferior, subservient to someone. Read More
ताँस्ते प्रेत्याभिगच्छन्ति ये के चात्महनो जनाः
Thaagumsthey prethyabhigachchanthi ye ke chaathmahano janaah
Prethyabhi (प्रेत्याभि) means, “after death”. Prethyabhi (प्रेत्याभि) – “after death”. Listen! Whoever does “Athmahana”, “killing the Athman”, after death they get into the space where negative people live. It is a simple truth. Same frequency attracts same frequency. Birds of same feathers flock together! That’s all! It is a simple fact; nothing mystical about it. And, if you are a negative person, you will not be happy even in satsangh. You will get only negative people and (gossip) – ‘Pssst! Do you know what he is doing? Do you know what he is doing? Do you know what she is doing?’ Only with that kind of talk you will also be comfortable! ‘Yes! Wow! I feel so relieved! And she is such a nice person and such good friend!’ And, same way, if you are a person aligned to the truth, and FOR life, spirituality, you will feel comfortable only with those kind of friends. I tell you, this one statement: ‘Tell about who is your friend, with whom you are hanging out, I will tell about you!’ This is the ultimate sutra! I think this can even be added into Upanishads! No, I can tell in our Sangha, based on who is walking with whom, who is hanging out with whom, who is sitting with whom, who is talking with whom, just with that I can tell whether this fellow is going to be evolving, or he is going to be disappearing soon, running away soon. I can very clearly tell! Same way, among devotees also, who hangs out with whom, and who takes selfie with whom and puts it in the Facebook, no, with that I know very clearly it is going to pass or fail! Read More
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