Friday, January 8, 2021

Why be attached to the body?

देह से मोह न करो देह तो चला जाएगा 

अपना देह हो, अपनों का देह हो 

देह से लगाव न रखो देह तो राख हो जाएगा 

साई तो देह से परे है, से बढ़े है 

देह की चाह न करो दर्शन तो होजाएगा 

deh se moh na karo deh to chala jaega 

apana deh ho, apanon ka deh ho 

deh se lagaav na rakho deh to raakh ho jaega 

Sai to deh se pare hai, se badhe hai 

deh ki chaah na karo darshan to hojaega


Who is Spiritually Evolved?

 This is a very key point. 

Just like any nation, responsible or rogue, can acquire nuclear weapons through effort 

Any evil (Rakshas) or angelic (Rishi) person can acquire spiritual abilities (Siddhis) and powers (Brahmastra) through spiritual practice and techniques -

but we must not confuse spiritual abilities with spiritual evolution. 

Spiritual evolution is judged by virtues and lack of vices. 

We must work on ourselves to rid vices and acquire virtues. Become a good human being, in simple terms. It is very very hard, people like short cuts and easy way outs like leave it to God or Guru. No. We need to do the inner work ourselves through self-effort. God helps those who help themselves.

Please reflect on this 

Let us pick at least one vice to reduce and one virtue to grow this year. Our yearly performance goal 😊

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 16 - Divine virtues and Demonic vices



Saturday, August 24, 2019

Born Anew.

Like shedding a layer of skin. pealing off the previous existence, you are born again. Have you noticed that? Very often after a tragic or jolting experience in life, you are thrust through gushing waters as though you are going to drown, but you come alive and unveil a new self. It is as though you are born again. It seems as though a dream has ended and you are awake.
Now in this life, we are living multiple lives, one after the other our Karma is taking us through multiple cycles in one life. So we see marriages coming to an end and new relationships starting, we see severe sicknesses and recoveries. We see great trauma, drama, and scenes changing quickly. Everything is happening in fast forward. As though we are in a hurry to finish the curriculum and we are cramming for the finals. Have you experienced this?
If you ask a faint inner voice you will feel it. A new version of yourself, 2.0 has emerged. The brave souls may go to 3.0 to 5.0.
See this as an opportunity to grow. The students who finish multiple grades in one year are bright and will graduate from bondage to liberation quickly. The tests may be harsh and intense, relationships short and emotional. You must have the eye of wisdom to understand. You must stay connected with your inner Self to stay anchored and guided. Know the difference between your personality and your real Self. Know who you truly are. Be in touch with your greater existence. You can't get lost in the storm, you must rise above it, sail through it with the right radar to the other shore. It is all already destined. You chose this life as it is. You chose at every fork in the path. In the end - all is well.
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Friday, April 19, 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Katho/Katha Upanishad - Session 2

Session 2
Lead by Vinita
Discussion on Nachiketa's 1st and 2nd boon from Lord Yama


Thursday, March 21, 2019

Katha/Katho Upanishad session 1

Katha/Katho Upanishad is a beautiful story of a seeker, Nachiketa, who inquires on the nature of death and beyond from Yama, the Lord of death. A true seeker of truth always seeks the knowledge on immortality.

Here is the first session of five sessions on Katha Upanishad.
Enjoy!
Om Sri Gurubhyoh Namah, Harih Om!



Thursday, January 10, 2019

I'm a kaleidoscope

Myriads of layers of my kaleidoscope
Unveil colors of my expressions
Not knowing some I allow them to surface
Many still hidden in the depths of my soul
My surprise at my emotions, my attachments
For long gone I thought they were
For I'd dashed into the stars, dived into the ocean
Yet more clearings need to be done.
But how?

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Trusting Divine Realities

Our most significant change comes when we expand from the physical to subtler realities. Many layers of coverings have to be removed to dive deeper into these realms. Trust is a requirement. The inner sense develops as and when one evolves. Evolution towards purity, love, peace, and bliss. Make a vow to serve all, make an intention to love unconditionally. Make an effort to say no to your negative tendencies. Fear not, as fear keeps you in darker realms. Love is light. The passage into the eternal realms is through the heart. Vaikunth is in the heart.
Once the realities of the subtler realms start dawning, they influence your life more and more. Trust your inner voice, and the voices that speak to you, they are the voices of your higher Self and the masters that guide you.
The physical world and its mechanics becomes a theatre to watch. There is a greater reality from which you observe with love and detachment. Be wary of fear and attachment as they draw you into the drama and you lose your sense of Self. The veil of ignorance separates you from your Self. The mind transitions between the impermanent reality of the physical world, which is so seductive, and the transcendental realities of the higher realms. Vanquishing the desires related to this world, with the desire to attain Truth, slowly, with mental discipline, the mind melts into expanded consciousness. There is a letting go and the gravity of bondage with the world dissipates.
As the residue of accumulated imprints, tendencies and Karm are consumed by the rising fire of consciousness, we become purer. We are able to hold the awareness of our higher Self for longer periods of time. The personality or 'character' in the drama stays at the surface, but one acts through the real Self.
The more you surrender to the Higher, Self or Supreme, the more the Grace descends onto you.
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