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And, they say that above help in numerous ways: removing obstacles, protection from negative energies and attacks and so on.
I wonder, if these kinds of things work, how do they work? What is the energy concept behind ‘em? As everything is none but made of energy.
In Hindi we say “Tere Dimak Par Parda Pada Hua Hai,” when we find a person can not see through something. In English it is “veiling.”
We understand scriptures, other great books, the teachings of great spiritual gurus, talk and discuss about ‘em–yet we do all the things according to our old ideas or say conditioning. When we act this way, we are suffering from the veiling syndrome.
That’s why any amount of spiritual knowledge never works; because we never work on veiling, but work on the ego–we know this and that.
A great woman shakes me inside, when I see her in 25 or 25 plus years of long sadhana, chanting Rama and Rama; but she is so racist she can not eat food or take water if she finds that it is touched by a low caste person. She wears “tulsi mala” and even has donated a cow, considering cow will help after her death.
Or, some people when they find you have left their guru; they either drag you back again, or if you don’t give in, they unfriend you. I wonder if spirituality is some kind of politics.
Seriously, if your consciousness is stick to nonsense, it will only produce that–no matter how much amount of Sadhana you do. Our “Self” is so powerful, whatever comes in it, is manifested in many folds.
Whatever we feel, think and put in memory–is not different from Sadhana. Suppose, if 2 hours go in Sadhana and 6 hours go in jealousy and hatred. Will Sadhna be beneficial? No! It is just not a ritual but it is more about understanding and wisdom, and using them even in the smallest act of our lives.
I’ve seen many families destroyed: people either divorced or ruined out of their lives. It is just not b/w a husband and wife but it affects their brothers, sisters and parents. I don’t think everyone smoothly sail through the bond of marriage. When they choose the wrong ship, it is bound to be drowned. Better learn some swimming?
The things I’m going to talk about perhaps you are not aware of: when parents of wrong mentality marry their girl in other family, they want all the members (mainly the brother) of her husband must die and all the property for the girl. And reverse also true when a boy wants to take over of his in-laws property. It is something like a king who spreads his empire by killing those who don’t surrender to him.
The fault is not in stars but in choice! People think if a girl is beautiful and educated, that’s enough. Or a boy if earns well, that’s enough. In each side of family one needs a boy and other needs a girl–and they discard the rest of the family. And don’t bother about the family’s history, values or the wrong values, way of thinking, mentality and so on. What happens next? Imagine. Disaster!
On the other hand, some people do care about the air of the family: values and mentality. And for them it doesn’t matter if the girl is not educated right now, and boy doesn’t earn well right now–they know if seeds are good and well nourished, the fruits are going to be sweeter, sooner or later. But these type of people are less: they are the people who have known life, have solid understanding about it, know that inner makes the outer.
In fact choosing wrong or right partner, happens both in love and arrange marriage. It’s all depend upon what the insight or poor sight, they have inside. Wrong choice, obviously, is terrible. Get away as fast and as soon as possible.
Bird is fast and ant is slow. So are the ways of Self Realization. What Krishna taught to Arjuna and what Ashtavakra taught to Janaka, and Vasishta taught to Rama, was the Bird’s way. Ant’s way is not based on understanding but on rituals, mantras, japa, meditation techniques and so on–it takes time. But the Bird’s way is quick.
Teachings of Ramana Maharshi, Poonjaji, Nisargadatta Maharaj, and Ranjit ji are based on Bird’s way. And there are many spiritual texts which are just based on Bird’s Way, like Ribhu Gita, Advaita Bodha Deepika, Ashtavakra Gita, Yog Vasishta and the books of aforesaid masters.
Ant’s way is filled up with uncountable gurus, and it may take years or life after life with them. And a daily schedule to follow their procedures. On the other hand with Bird’s way, if you really understand what is taught, the game of seeker and search is finished.
King Janaka saw a dream at night that he had become a beggar. And became confused whether he was dreaming in day time as as a king or the dream at night was real life. He summoned the wisest people and put the confusion to them. Some said that night was true and some said that day was true but reaching on no conclusion. However, perplexities kept growing.
Finally his confusion was solved.
His guru Ashtavakra told him that he was dreaming in both states: at night and in day time; and nothing was true as far as he was dreaming. Same was told to Rama by Vasishta that samsara (world) is none but a dream. (You can check both Ashtavakra Gita and Yog Vasishta.)
So, who is not dreaming? And what does create the dream?
The answer is thoughts, factory is mind. Thinking is dreaming. If this factory is not closed off, it will keep on dreaming–this is for what it is made for. Krishna in Gita says that Yogi doesn’t sleep: it doesn’t mean that he doesn’t take rest, he does but his dreaming is stopped in both day and at night.
How to stop this bloody dreaming.
Ask yourself that whom do the thoughts come? And to whom they do come, is bound by the thoughts, but in reality you are beyond both, so leave both and just be in that.
Rama is Self; Sita (the wife of Rama) is the peace of mind; Ravana (the demon of 10 heads) is 10 sense organs; Indrajit (the son of Ravana) is “ego”; Hanuman, means Hanu + Man, someone who kills the mind or say thoughts is called Hanuman; Lakshman, Laksh + man, someone whose mind is on target is called Lakshman.
Now you make up a story. What happens when sense organs are uncontrolled, they take away the peace of mind. Sense organs are uncontrolled due to ego. So Hanuman and Lakshman both help in taking the peace of mind back — by killing ego with the help of right thoughts, and taking charge of sense organs. This way peace of mind is back to the Self.
When trust comes everything flows itself. We cannot force trust. We cannot accept trust. It flows itself to itself; then, we don’t care — unwiring our hearts and minds, disclosing all the secrets, wounds, weaknesses, triumphs and so on.
When people hide things, though we cannot prove, but we know intuitively — and trust starts leaking. That’s why relationship fails. Love fails and lover fails.
Love without trust is like a rotten food, you poison your body and mind. People say after one year of marriage love is lost, I think trust is lost — ‘coz when we live together, we can recognize certain masks and pretenses, they play or have played.
We continuously need spiritual gurus, look into scriptures — ‘coz our relationships are not evolving. In fact, they are killing — since childhood to until deathbed — we want to solve our relationships through ‘em, our lives and karmas through ‘em. Much faster we do much better it is — one way or the other, they make us learn whom to trust or whom to not.
It is openness of mind not of legs. It is to learn from other — what we lack inside. It is to accept our mistakes and ignorance. It is to cut or fill those gaps which come in between our beloved ones. It is to enhance our mind maps, coming out of narrowness of perception. It is to weigh our common sense, checking its validity if it needs to be reprogrammed.
Talking about s*x, or pasting lip-lock, or leg-lock pictures — is not openness. Even it is not catharsis or other modes of healing. Though it immensely help becoming popular among certain kind of people.
Beauty without inner-grace and power without kindness are not more than a shit. Our behavior, acts or words — exercise the power of our soul that we have on our minds. Modes of openness or say self-expression should be creative, growth seeking and longing for spiritual evolution. In the name of self expression, you can not exercise mental sickness: raping, killing, getting drunk and dancing in sewer, and other modes of disorders.
“One’s own being is His power. The trouble arises only when one says, “I am this or that, such as such.” Do not do it — be yourself, that is all.” — Ramana Maharshi
If you have a rifle in your hand and have fired all the shots; What is the power left in your hand? Or, you have a billion dollar bank balance but next year you just go bankrupt, what is the power left with you? Or, they have dethroned you from your status job … or your mate with whom you felt powerful now want a divorce — what is the power left with you? Isn’t it that all these powers are objectives. Transient. Superficial.
Maharshi talks about “permanent” power; which nobody can take from you. Even you are empty handed, bankrupt, a beggar and without a mate — you are still powerful. The power of being doesn’t depend upon circumstances; ‘coz the power of being is the power of God. With this power, you don’t care what comes and what goes — you are happy in all the ways.