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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Vijnana Akarshana, Attributes of an Avatar – VI

True knowledge, intuition and right cognition are the specific attributes needed for a being to get enlightened. Paramahamsa Nithyananda effects this in His disciples through special processes involving initiation, teaching and transforming the disciple to live in a state of Completion, which decreases the number of normal thoughts, and increases clarity and energy. 

Opening of the third eye or ajna chakra allows for the expansion of the five koshas (our energy bodies which normally exist in a contracted state due to vyasti (the wrong perception of the existence of individuality). The opening up of cognition through right sakshi (observation) leads to a reversal of the koshas, due to the right cognition of the state of samasti (involving all). This allows the expanded vijnanamaya kosha to cognize the visual perceptions even with blindfolded or closed eyes. Further expansion, as in the case of an adept Yogi would allow the siddhi of parakaya pravesham to manifest, as in the very famous example of Adi Shankaracharya. 

The inability to handle the reality is suffering. The moment you have the ability to handle reality, it is no more suffering. And listening plays a very major role in that.

When you don’t have listening, you always come to the conclusion before the information is cognized in you.

The moment you start talking to somebody, when you don’t have listening, you start coming to your own conclusions either by rejecting that person or taking that person as a big threat. Both will lead you to suffering. If you take some joker as a villain, you will be suffering unnecessarily. If you take the villain as a joker, you are neglecting the great problems and big sufferings going to come. To gauge a villain as a villain, a comedian as a comedian, you need listening. 

Please understand, it is listening which is important to see the guy who is in front of your life is going to be a comedian or a villain or your friend. Just because it’s a close persons opinion I don’t take that as hundred percent proof . Just because it’s opponents opinion I don’t take that very lightly. In every moment I put my listening and separate the comedians, villains and heroes. Heroes let them be encouraged to support, comedians laugh at them, villains attend to them and give them the right reply.

Listening is survival need.

If you just have listening towards your mind it cannot cause any more suffering to you. Your mind is also one of the close attendants you have. Because of your confidence over that guy, that guy tries to give you false information and exploits you. I have seen this happening, I have seen this happening. It is not that he is a criminal but he does not have listening.

People ask me, “How can we get to the space of pure listening? How is it practically possible to be in listening? “

Each time in our so busy daily lives I can give you simple few techniques: Listen to your heart whenever you have a suffering thought, panic attack. Whenever you are confronting something , listen to your heart, listen to you blood flow, listen to your liver it will really help you. You will learn listening. Once in a while, sit with a tree, sit with a river, sit with a water-body. When I say “water-body”, I mean hundred times more quantity water than your blood level is a “water-body” It can be anything; it can be a tank, pond, river. I think your body carries almost five to seven litres of blood based on your size. So, around seven hundred litre water if it is there, it can be considered as a water-body. Even a water-tank seven hundred litres water. If you sit with a water body and listen, it may look very funny in the initial level; but, I tell you, it’ll develop listening!

In the Inner Awakening Level-4, the first initiation you are going to have is “Shravana Deeksha”, initiation into Listening.

I am really telling you, listen when you are feeling confronted. Listen when you are feeling conflict. Listen when you are sick and tired. Listen when you feel why life is like this. Listen whenever you have a resistance towards something. Listening.

Your inability to listen will make anything in the life as suffering. Even milk will become poison. Your ability to listen will make even poison into nectar. If you have the listening, when the idea starts in your throat. Please understand, listening in the source where the ideas are happening is “Unclutching”. If you just sit with you and listen you talking to you.
– See largest gathering of human beings is Kumbha Mela, largest action of human beings on same day, see like festival or celebration is also India, Indian election. That is the largest action or happening where largest number of human beings are participating. China has more population but they don’t have election. Largest gathering of human beings and largest active participating celebration of human beings both happen in India. Please understand your mind behaves like a mike starving mahatma. I tell you, sit and listen it out, listen it out.

Listening out to your mind is “Unclutching”. Every day, listening out to your mind before going to sleep is “Completion”. Completion is nothing but listening. If you are listening, you will be in the space of Completion. Listen to your physical ailments. When you have headache, listen to your head. When you have stomach pain, listen to your stomach. If you have diabetes, listen to your tiredness. If you have blood pressure, listen to your agitation. Listen to every conflict, every contradiction, every confrontation you face in the life. When you are in the space of Completion, you will be naturally listening without any struggle or effort.
Bring listening; bring listening into your life. Bring listening to your thinking. Bring listening to your words. Bring listening to others’ words. Bring listening to the conflicts you are going through. I tell you, when you don’t listen, your mind will behave with you like a politician. When you listen, your mind will behave with you like an enlightened being. If you listen, your own mind will behave with you like an enlightened being. Your mind will be Guru for you. It will take you away from all sufferings. It will melt down all worries, all sufferings, all conflicts.

Listening, listening whole day, Completion whole night, is the life of a Yogi. Listening whole day, Completion whole night, means being in the space of listening throughout the day, being in the space of Completion throughout the night. I tell you, listening is Dhyana, Completion is Samadhi. When you listen in the source of the words and thoughts, which is the neck, which is the throat, you will be in the space of Unclutching, even poison will not cross this and grow and disturb your body. That is what is the meaning of “Neelakanta”; because Mahadeva is established in the pure space of listening, even poison cannot cross his listening, the power of listening, and affect his body.

Listening, listening whole day, Completion whole night, is the life of a Yogi. Listening whole day, Completion whole night, means being in the space of listening throughout the day, being in the space of Completion throughout the night.

Listening is Dhyana, Completion is Samadhi.

When you listen in the source of the words and thoughts, which is the neck, which is the throat, you will be in the space of Unclutching, even poison will not cross this and grow and disturb your body. That is what is the meaning of “Neelakanta”; because Mahadeva is established in the pure space of listening, even poison cannot cross his listening, the power of listening, and affect his body.

The more words you use the more confused you are.

IMAGINE for a moment that the first half of this column is empty.

Imagine that the tape you are listening to is silent and has no content for just two minutes.

What happens?

Your mind races. Thoughts flood you.

What has happened, you wonder, what has gone wrong? Why are there no words? Nothing has gone wrong, nothing at all. Your mind cannot tolerate silence; that is all. Thoughts and words are a call of your consciousness telling you that your centre is unfilled.

There are two kinds of people.

One kind is the people who follow words and seek meaning behind the words.

Another kind is those people who ignore the meaning and seek the source of thoughts.

The first kind is the Commissar and the second kind is the Yogi.

Seeking words and thoughts cannot fulfill you. When you seek words you move into the outer world. You move into the space of sense objects, which results in pain or pleasure. However, many times you may experience the physical or sensual pleasure led by your thoughts, you still keep seeking the same pleasure. What one calls karma, is really the effect of these unfulfilled desires.

The meaning of thoughts and words is not to provoke movement towards these external experiences that can never be fulfilled but to move toward the centre, the core of your being. Only there will you find the comfort in silence. Words soothe your superficial mind the same way as scratching an itch seems to provide some comfort. In actual fact it makes the problem worse.

It is the same with words. The more words you use the more confused you are. Be careful of all those scholars and philosophers who use highly complex language and words to propound their theories. They themselves do not understand what they are saying, so they are forced to confuse others by using complexity as a tool. Whenever you ask questions, more questions arise. This is seen as the measure of intelligence in our system of education.

When one really understands, one realizes two things.

Firstly, one realizes that questions and answers do not lead to any understanding at all.

Secondly, one realizes that understanding happens when thoughts cease.

Truth resides in silence.

Truth resides in contemplation.

As you move inwards towards the source of words and thoughts, mind becomes still in simplicity. This stillness, this silence leads to fulfillment.