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.
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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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Be the Conduit of Love

Being a conduit of the Supreme's love for all is the biggest blessing. You simply have to ask to be an instrument. Make an intention to attain unconditional love. That's what you have come for. To share. To be there for others in need. So sign up to be a volunteer of God's work on earth. The divine reality is a miracle, our cognizant mind can't comprehend it. So surrender the mind. Let there be only the flow of the Supreme's love through your being. The ego will dissolve, there will be no separation between you and others. When you function from what's the highest good for mankind, is when the miracle starts happening. The wheels of the divine force start turning from your core. You become one with that divine reality.

Our addiction to the false reality and the delusional temporary gratification on the material physical plane keeps us trapped and robbed of our eternal bliss. When in fact, once that we reclaim our permanent state of bliss, for that is the nature of our Atma, we can engage in the material world through our physical bodies appropriately without negative consequences.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Fill yourself with light: You Are Light

Avatar is the awakening of consciousness within. When the real form of the divine Self arises it is the birth of an Avatar consciousness. The new generation of species is here to stay. The pure form arising out of the mortal structures that have finally been nullified of Karm. From the lotus of the heart blossoms the Self. To reclaim our birthright to evolve into spirit bright we must first make an intention. That is the secret to triggering a chain reaction in remembrance of our true eternal nature, vast yet asleep. Without much doing, like nature does to a fetus, the impetus to this metamorphosis into your true being will be set off. Being nothing and completely surrendered to nature, you will be carried forth with Grace to your final destination. Sometimes you will be surprised and fascinated by your own transformation.
That divine golden light will descend to fill your being. You simply need to let the light in and fill yourself with light. On its own course, a great transformation will take place, your own body will start feeling lighter. You will feel yourself more as energy than just the physical body. At will you would shift your awareness to yourself as energy and light. As light becomes your being, you will sense a change in your being. Lighter as a body, you will become a body of light. The identity of who you are has now shifted. Not just body, not just are light!

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

A Call to Purify

Destroy, remove all darkness, let it leave you. Rise higher to pure light, love, and the higher vibrations of consciousness.
All the heaviness that weighs you down, let it be, disconnect. Know that you are That pure divine consciousness. Be with it, always.
It is your time to realize and remember who you truly are. We have come to wake you up. As friends wake up, nudging their friends to wake up from this deep slumber, there is a shift in consciousness.
A new world is arising and emerging.
Which world do you identify with, which world do you vibrate with? One is of darkness and ignorance. It was the world you were fighting with, disagreeing with, and felt you didn't fit in. The new world is the one where you take a sigh of relief, where things are in harmony and you resonate with it. It is in line with divine light, and that light shines through you as though you become a pillar of that light of consciousness, and it flows through you as you become a channel and medium like a hollow flute.
Remembering who you are and kindling the light of consciousness in the heart of your soul, all illusionary unreal impurities and limitations break away and decimate. It is as though a metal armor gets broken into pieces and gets shattered. From within emerges a divine body of light. Very much like the metamorphosis from a caterpillar's chrysalis into a beautiful butterfly.

You will start to feel yourself more as an energy body, rather than just a physical body, breath and mind. You will feel light and pure. That awareness of your higher existence as consciousness and bliss will become long-lasting. You will start operating in a vast new field of experiences.
Has this already started happening to you?
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Pure or Impure

That churning is for purification. Like a washing machine.
Many layers need to removed, over and over again. At every step, one feels purified until the next stage, when one realizes more purification is needed.
We have come on the earth plane to purify. We are also susceptible to being tarnished here. Removing the impurities, and avoiding attaining impurities is a very difficult task while we exist here.

Let's take a closer look at what is meant by impurities.
Anything which is not your true nature is an impurity.

So what then is your true nature? That which you are looking for. The unblemished peace, that expanded bliss, unconditional love, pure existence, consciousness, wisdom. These qualities indicate your very Self which is beyond all attributes. When all that exists is transcended, does That alone remain. Your Self. The formless, nameless. That which seems beyond reach to you right now, and unknown. Because you have forgotten your own nature and got lost and buried in the multiple layers of creation that you have come to explore. It is as though you are struggling within your dream to wake up.

As soon as we forget our true nature we become impure.
What/who forgets the true nature? In the process of descent of an individual soul from the Source creator into the realms of creation, the individual soul gets so busy and involved in the layers of creation that there comes a sort of artificial separation between the Atma (Self) and the individual soul (Jeev). This is because, in our role-playing and our involvement in the character (Jeev) of the created drama, we forget our real nature backstage, the Atma. We start living the stage character night and day, rather than just on stage when needed. It is just a drama after all. It is a creative act, like creating a multidimensional painting, or sculpture, or a grand science fiction movie. But on this earth plane, the Jeev starts living the drama as real.

Then what happens is that the Jeev, the individual soul, is lost in separation from its true nature. As the saint, Kabir described, like a musk deer from whom the fragrance emanates, the soul goes running wild in the forest searching for the scent, till it falls from fatigue and finally realizes that the source is within him. In this hunt for true happiness, in this search for eternal bliss, one loses a sense of Self that is whole, complete and infinite. The soul becomes limited, and can't stand its own limitations. It desires happiness. In the desire for happiness, it seeks it outside itself, from relationships, from possessing things, from promotions, acquisitions, being popular, having lots of money, or status, recognition, and all those things we see in this world. In the, "I want this," "I don't want this," comes love and hate, likes bring attachments, dislikes lead to anger. Do you see the downward progression into pain and suffering?

From here spring all the vices of jealousy, greed, hate, lust, fear, ego and so on. These vices are your impurities. The negative thinking and negative emotions are built up over time into patterns, habits, tendencies, and impressions. Layer upon layer accumulates till there is no sign of the Self at all and only the deluded and confused individual personality remains.

Recognizing each thought and emotion is your work. At each moment, be aware of your thoughts and patterns. Watch your mind and habits. Observe your feelings and reactions. There is no other way to remove your impurities other than this. Consciously, using your logical rational intellect, override the thoughts that are negative and impure, just say "no". Be firm. You may fail. Keep at it. Over time you will prevail. Old patterns and tendencies need a lot of work. With each feeling, emotion or reaction, you must keep a conscious watch. Observe and handle each feeling and sensation with awareness. Work on yourself. Those feelings that don't serve you will dissipate. Then they will rise again. You must keep at it. Negative feelings and thoughts are very powerful. It requires the sword of truth and strong will to overpower and destroy them.
This is one method to purify. There are others.
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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Cyclones of change

The descent of Grace reveals the structure of the universe. It is top down. The tree with the roots above and the leaves below that stretch across the universe.
From above comes the source of the cause of the universe. From above comes the command and the origin of change.

And change comes like a swirl. Everything gets mixed up. Churned. Dirt is thrown up and around in a nasty wind, merciless and fierce. There is no choice given because this is the will of the divine. It is the power and force of nature that puts things into motion. In these ferocious winds of change all structures are broken, all free will relinquished. This time there is no pause button.

This churning is within you as well. That's where it starts then extends out into the world that you live in. All change is within. Some who do not wish to change get destroyed, their hard inner structure fails and falls to the winds of transformation. The command is, "Evolve! Or perish!" It is the law of nature, if you will.

Swirling and churning, all the dirt, and negativity. The dark and evil get thrown up to be consumed into the great mouth of the purifying fire. For the one who wishes to cleanse and purify, that inner fire purifies one of all negativities. It is what you have come for. An opportunity given to you to do it here and now.

Change is not easy for those with old, hard or rusted habits. Change is not possible for those who do not intend to evolve. Those who resist change bear tremendous challenges and pain. Suffering ensues for those who are stuck to old patterns, attached to people and things, those who refuse to recognize their limitations or reflect within.

Look at yourself, look within and see, what in you in churning? What in you is willing to change? What in you is resisting the process?

Those who align with the natural rhythm of the universe with be carried forth into the next cycle of evolution. How beautiful is their flourishing, They are cherished and nourished by the divine in the cradle of creation. They are celebrated as they give birth to their new beings in greater realms. Of joy that knows no bounds, their blossoming in the garden of paradise is such a blissful pleasure to the entire existence!
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Friday, October 26, 2018

Transcending to Realms Beyond

The mind stays busy in its small world. The Atma is ever present and pervasive. If the mind makes an intention and effort to transcend itself, only then does the greater realm of other layers of our existence come into our awareness. There is an expansion from the small sphere of body and mind, to subtle feelings, that become more defined and clearer as we exercise being in greater awareness. Our impurities and limitations bring us back to our limited heavy identity because of which we can’t hold our expanded awareness permanently. As impurities of thoughts and emotions, and limitations of patterns and tendencies gets erased, we naturally and easily expand into greater consciousness with least effort for longer states.

Far beyond the logic of the mind lies realms with its own ways of functioning. Our world is only one paradigm in many spheres of existence. Our experience and existence in another sphere of existence can’t be explained in this realm, it would sound bizarre. It’s a totally different ball game. We can have some preview of it through science fiction movies, or electronic games.

As our dim flame rises and becomes full so does our view and experience of creation. Objects no longer seem inanimate. So a realized being would say, “The moon spoke to me and said…” and a logical rational person would consider him a lunatic! 

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

The only way home is through the Self

The only way home is through the Self. That inner guide is the only external guidance. As all else changes, the Atma always stays with you. Your only support.

To break the barriers of the mind and open up to Oneness can only come from divine grace. Till then one can ascend ladders and knock on doors to open. From the timeless Supreme spontaneously comes the descent of grace for liberation.
Then each particle of creation becomes one’s own cell, every being one’s own extension. The center remains the same, but the center can be anywhere.

From man’s centeredness in the mind, thoughts, logic and intellect, comes an expansion. In the knowing and awareness that has no words lies a greater understanding. Like the difficulty in expressing feelings through words, it becomes exceedingly difficult to convey experience and existence. The presence then conveys more than words. One moves into a world of energy, and matter becomes a medium. 
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