There were bizarre dream sequences– of most extraordinary type and I retained enough to appreciate them. When I woke up by 5:11 AM I was dreaming a dream which was strange. In it, first I was a snake–a big snake and I was wandering among other snakes. I was slightly crooked in the middle part of my body and my appearance wasn’t as supple as that of other snakes. I had a whitish tinge on my skin-I was watching myself as if from a hovering camera–in a film. Then I got bored with side-winding and started flying–I don’t know if I was a bird or a human being because now I was inhabiting the form fully and the perspective had changed– but I was flying much higher than I have ever flown before and I realized that neighbors were witnessing my flight from a great distance. I stopped by a tree and the narrative inside my head said that I was living on leaves of tree for a very long time(maybe a type of austere penance)–which was not enough of nutrition. Continue reading “A dream”
These are extraordinary times. I never ever felt like it was truly radical a shift in my surroundings and environment before. Now there is an unmistakable shift happening into a more spiritual dimension which is full of love, light, peace, intelligence, beauty, compassion and understanding. Darkness is most grim before the dawn of bliss, therefore as old patterns are breaking away and things which no longer serve our greater good are melting away we are feeling up and down every day and every hour of the day. To be stable to practice what needs be practiced is wise and to understand that basics don’t change as far as spiritual values are concerned is wisdom. If you need more power, more love and more compassion ask your inner self and it will be given.
This is a time of awakening as well as integration. Awakening is limitless so you might want to inculcate certain behavior patterns which are in accordance with flow and which lead you towards highest love and intelligence. Integration means being a whole as your physical, mental and spiritual bodies are aligned well with your environment and with entirety of universe, multiverse, cosmos and absolute. Continue reading “Through Darkness Towards Light”
I pay homage to Kuan Yin, Padmasambhava, Nisargadatta, Ramana, St. Rajinder Singh Ji, Jesus, Yogananda, Buddha and all my spiritual friends for having made me capable of recalling and writing down these. May these help all spiritual seekers and heal all beings!
I never systematically practiced Yoga unless you consider whole life a school of Yoga where my yearning to be liberated grew day by day. It was supposed to be gleaning wisdom from books, friends, videos, angels and life. I had read about mystery schools but never imagined participating in one until now. This story might take many posts and I am sharing with hope that it would help some of you, entertain you and might make you my friend on path of light if you feel it resonates with you in some senses. Continue reading “Mystery schools: Traversing through realms!”
The knowledge which you share out of loving kindness stays with you as light even in the darkest of times. It becomes your guide. It becomes your crystalline spiritual intelligence–therefore, never feel shy of sharing out of love. Give your best out to all your friends–to all those who need it and it will come to you thousand-fold. Only intentions matter in this act of sharing–those who truly deserve light will be drawn to you and by sharing you will be drawn to them. As a great friend has said–the love is our food, guide, tracker and means of living in higher dimensions. Continue reading “Integrating yourself after awakening!”
People seeking enlightenment imagine a state full of bliss. The idea of bliss comes from sensual enjoyments. Ego multiplies the bliss of sensations infinite times and assumes it to be enlightenment. The sensational bliss is always limited in intensity and duration by definition because senses are limited in time and space. Thus idea of infinite unadulterated bliss of Self is merely an idea. Jeevanmuktas tell us that bliss of Self is actually of nature of peace without any sensations and contrasts.
This peace will definitely not appeal ego because it’s seeking sensational bliss. Since it’s imaginary it’s false. True natural state is our everyday nature without mental noise. It’s peace. The truth is–there is no such thing as infinite bliss. Bliss experienced by senses can’t be made infinite. Pleasure is limited because instruments experiencing it worn out soon. The reflection of peace is experienced as sensational bliss but ego keeps assuming that it’s possible to have infinite bliss.
The advertisement of infinite bliss is necessary to lure ego into a self-destructive trap, otherwise ego won’t commit suicide! Hence you see so many books, gurus and cults telling you about infinite bliss. Ego won’t get attracted to either peace or harmony. It is so addicted to imaginary bliss which is similar to intense sensations.
Indeed your own article makes such a point. Expecting to necessarily find “peace” because of “enlightenment” is like doubting Rama because he shot a deer. It is the same error in thinking.
This is an excerpt from the chain of comments on this post. I took this one out because I feel there is an important point.
There is no error in my thinking and there is no discrepancy between the original post and the comments. Most of the times it’s semantics and lack of explanation. In any case, I maintain, above all, that there is no need to waste your time reading this post or any other if you feel they don’t help you or don’t entertain you. I am not on a mission here. I write merely to entertain myself. If you too get entertained I am happy but if you don’t you know better.
This post is partially from the comments section of another post.
“You can’t use your moral compass to asses [sic] enlightened sages.” But, that does beg the question: how do you know whether or not someone is an enlightened sage?
You don’t. Only an enlightened sage knows another(Actually, there are no ‘others’ for a sage). But he doesn’t need to; because for him Self alone remains. Everyone and everything is enlightenment/awareness/bramh.
Who wants to know whether someone is enlightened or not?
Only a seeker.
To follow someone or to convince himself that enlightenment does exist. Like all other questions this one(whether X is/was enlightened or not?) is also futile.
All questions are mind playing tricks on you.
What to do? Follow anyone. You might follow a sage from past or present. Doesn’t matter much(unless there is evident exploitation!) Your sincerity and faith take you to the goal. Your inner Guru is already with you all the times. The point in question was from my viewpoint(concerning Bhakti Yoga-Yoga of devotion)–I feel sages and avatars are to be followed and not questioned. If you can’t–then move on–follow nobody in particular.
Without faith no progress can be made. If you say you don’t follow anyone living or dead you’re merely misleading yourself and others as far as spirituality is concerned because every little thing no matter how trivial it seems comes from a Guru living or dead. The inner Self is the highest Guru who keeps guiding you every moment until you two are one.
Question: What can I do to attain Moksha/Mukti(Self-realization)?
Answer: There are two ways to look at it. From a viewpoint everything is Self and there is nothing else. Ego is a bundle of memories but has no life in reality. Ego is Self but has no substance because it doesn’t last. What is in the beginning remains in the end. Anything which has an end has no middle. Now when you think about efforts to get released from suffering or samsara you call the end result Moksha or Enlightenment. The effort to get liberated from suffering is being done by ego but ego doesn’t exist so it’s actually the Self which is doing the effort. But as Self you’re already perfect therefore there can’t be any improvement whatsoever. Therefore all effort is merely exhaustion of mental tendencies which act as a trap mechanism to make this dream of limitation or suffering possible for the Self.
Question: Is enlightenment a goal? I’ve heard that there’s no goal of existence?
Answer: Only one who has realized the Self can say that there’s no goal of the existence whatsoever. One who has realized is free from ego–except for what is needed to protect body till the destiny is exhausted. Only a realized person could be free from all effort and all striving in the true sense. Before enlightenment–there’s bound to be a goal in life. It might seem that an intellectual who’s inspired from an enlightened master feels that there’s no goal in his life. But his feeling has basis in an intellectual belief. He hasn’t realized the Truth. He might pretend the live long day that existence is random–but his activities have goal–they’re aligned with his subconscious urges. Since there’s ego–even the denial of egoic goal-chasing is another disguise of ego. When realization has happened–all layers of psyche are cleansed of all desires. After realization there’s a harmony with existence. There’s no ego left-so no goal is left either.
If you’re a spiritual person–which means–if you place peace and bliss above everything else in your life–you must realize that you’ve a goal–that’s to realize the Self. If you’re not spiritual but material–you would deny that goal of your life is happiness. Even if you accept that happiness is the goal–you would differ from the spiritual person about how this happiness is achieved. This is where wisdom comes into the picture. The simplest definition of wisdom is–knowledge which is in touch with life. The intelligence which is in touch with the intelligence. In touch with Truth, in touch with Nature. Wisdom makes a truly spiritual people acutely aware of those things which he needs to include in his life or things which he needs to remove from his life–in order to be truly happy. As a spiritual person–you always have a goal–goal is maximizing your happiness–goal is attaining liberation from slavery of thoughts–from egoic rat race.
You have often read many people suggesting that all effort–even spiritual effort is an effort by the ego. Who wants to achieve enlightenment? Ego. Yes, ego considers enlightenment as its achievement–like everything else. It’s a destination to reach–a trophy to win. True–ego can operate only this way. Therefore, ego projects enlightenment as a future event–something which is as simple as your everyday being–is made into something extremely difficult and out-of-the-world by ego. Because ego wants problems to solve. Puzzles to puzzle you. It can’t thrive without problems and goals. All this is true–but if you start feeling that effort is useless–without having exhausted all the options available to you–it’s not really going to make you enlightened. It’s only going to delay it. Ego would start pursuing other things–which are not spiritual. You might continue thinking that you’re doing exactly what other enlightened masters did–giving the effort up–but effort is still there–just the direction has changed. Effortlessness can’t come until you’re ripe for realization. And you can’t be ripe for realization until you’ve put tremendous effort for realization.
My aim is not to suggest that enlightenment is very difficult and far-off–no. It’s only to suggest that you need to put as much effort as possible before you realize that it’s futile to pursue enlightenment. It can’t happen without effort. Someone asked Ramana Maharshi once: Jiddu Krishnamurti has suggested that Guru is not necessary for realization. Is that so? Maharshi said that only after realization it can be known that Guru is not needed for realization. So what Jiddu said was true for Jiddu–but before realization everyone needs a Guru.