Through Darkness Towards Light

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”

Mystery schools: Traversing through realms!

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!”

Integrating yourself after awakening!

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.

Evolution of soul can be considered a journey up the mountain in some ways. There are various steps where you rest for a while and look at the beautiful views, at valleys and at dark places you visited, but you can’t stop at any steps. Either you pick yourself up and walk hand-in-hand with your friends or you will be forced to wake up and then you will start climbing up–they’re both the same. Internalization of awakening means you realize that there is no separation and your friends, enemies, body-mind and infinite forms and possibilities exist inside great-mind–which is void and your very own true nature. Externalization of awakening means that your friends and guides come to help you in forms like yours and with more intelligence and light–you are grateful to them and compassionate for all those who might be in need of help like you were before. In case of externalization what my good friend said–white ray of becoming or Buddhist creation of Bodhichitta(compassionate wisdom)–making of logos in your self is in operation and in the internalization the black ray of ‘Being’ –the Dharmakaya of Buddha–the enlightenment as realization of true unity of it all is being worked out.

Stability and freedom are a must to realize yourself deeply and you must strive for them at every step of evolution. As you go up you find that certain limitations no longer exist yet thee will be new limitations and you need to work on removing those limitations. These need not be external. You must realize that what you see outside is merely a reflection of what is inside–so when you have a clean heart you will only see love, beauty, compassion and light all around you. You will see immense intelligence and there is no limit to light. There is no limit to love and intelligence–they’re growing infinitely.

Good inspiring books, friends, things which really helped you in past(wisdom recollections) are considered your spiritual genes and they’re not to be shunned in new dimensions. You will realize that no memories stay and emptiness is what you merely read or heard about before but is a fact in your day-to-day life. This is where you need to crystallize spiritual intelligence by reading good books and convincing yourself that all light is within you. You are not alone because all your spiritual friends are with you–at every step. Remembering your masters, guides, loved ones and friends helps you sail through states where light is very low and shimmering only at banks. Enlightened masters like Buddha, Nisargadatta, Rumi, Kabir, Nanak, Jesus, Mother Mary, Elecktra, Vajrayogini, Tara, Padmasambhava, Shri Ram Sharma, Eckhart Tolle, J. Krishnamurti, Kuan Yin, Ramana Maharshi are in the ocean of being and immediately bridge you with eternal when you remember them. This faith is faith for your highest self  and devotion is to purify your intellectual and emotional obscurations to have courage to look at your deepest fears, anxieties and desires. 

After a certain time, it becomes your conviction that death doesn’t exist in the way you thought it does. It’s merely fear which can be called death. Death is fear of being alone, fear of losing knowledge, friends, comfort and harmony. Death is fear of moving into the unknown. Death is fear of being hurt again and again by poverty, criticism, alienation and desires. Death is being unable to rest and being unable to sleep. Death is clinging to certain forms or being attached to certain ways of living. Death is not being able to let-go and not being able to trust anybody. When you realize very clearly that your life, death and rebirth are continuum of memories and there is no hard center in you which lives or dies–you’re unafraid of death. When you traverse through the valley of death–you are merely traversing through your dark memories and those dark memories are not just yours–they come from common collective pool of consciousness. You are healing yourself and healing others by witnessing those memories. You’re bearing pain of others and by attending that pain you release light to life. Life is never as fresh as after death. Without death life is stale and stagnant. The death happens every moment for the ego–because it’s ever recreated but for the real–there is no death because it was not created–it’s eternal. Realizing this means realizing eternal life in which there is infinite beauty, infinite joy and boundless freedom to create.

Reality is something which can’t be expressed in words. Apparently we can’t express even our simple feelings of beatitude. love and joy in words–then how could we express what is infinitely more than all of these! Reality is neither one, nor many, it’s a mystery of mysteries as far as becoming and exploring aspects of yourself is concerned. But it’s your everyday existence–the very feeling of “I AM” as far as Being is concerned. You’re reading these words and you are. This is a fact. This is Peace. This is Being. Abide in this. Evolutionary momentum is needed so that you could abide in this with all others and there is no suffering for yourself or others.

A technique to employ to gain evolutionary momentum is to bring timelessness to all your interactions no matter where and when. If you’re reading something–realize that it’s happening ‘now’. In the sense that writer is actually writing it as you are reading it! The book might have been written a thousand years ago–your higher self is present beyond time–so in a way you’re talking to yourself. Imagine the writer talking to you directly and boundaries of time and space dissolving. This will take you into the timelessness. Similarly when you watch a movie–intensely realize that it’s happening right now–that in another multiverse this story is being created. The actors, musicians and directors are all your higher self and you can talk to them–live. No matter how old that movie or TV show is–you can make it live provided you’re intensely focussed in the “I AM” presence and with loving kindness you meditate on dissolving time and space boundaries. Fifth dimensional beings look at future as mountains and past as valleys–similarly you can look at past, present and future being one unified field of frozen events to be activated by your awareness. By doing this practice you will awaken your higher aspects of self.

There are infinite aspects of self and infinite dimensions. They’re all interconnected. Humility, kindness and love for yourself are a must to travel through light and at every level you will find that your surroundings remain more or less unchanged as far as forms go. It’s because there truly are no others. You’re attached to body-minds and certain habits and this makes you believe that others are body minds too. As you raise your vibrations you rise up and find that your family and friends are already there. Actually you are already your highest self but you need to rediscover it! You will find infinite creativity, miracles, light and love along the way. All your desires will get fulfilled and some new ones will be created in you because you’re a co-creator in a reality which consists all. The new desires are for becoming free from all desires. Olden desires were because of limitations. The realization that you really need nothing will always be with you provided you are stable, kind and compassionate to yourself and others. To recollect wisdom you need energy and memory which comes from logos or holy spirit–that’s why you should keep doing what is good and meditate with earnestness. There is no need to immediately demand destruction of body or environment as you realize yourself–you need to grow in wisdom and light by being aware to pain and blockages in your subtle bodies and have patience to love yourself. By loving yourself as you are you love all and by loving your friends you love yourself. When there is no duality–becoming and being are same–so love of yourself is love of all and only creativity and intelligence shines through.

Bliss of Self!

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.

Peace and Enlightenment Are The Same!

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.

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Faith!

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.

Why?

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.

Ego Can’t Commit Suicide!

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.

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Is enlightenment really a goal?

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.

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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.

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