Passive mind – A way to God

Passive mind - a way to God

Empty your mind and think of nought.

What will you do to empty the mind? Thoughts are coming, you watch, and watching has to be done with a precaution; the watching must be passive, not active. Watch – watch passively, not actively. What is the difference? You are waiting for someone very dear – then you watch actively. Then somebody passes by the door and you jump up to look whether he has come. You go on jumping up your mind, very eagerly, actively. “No this will not help”.

Be passive – as you sit by the side of a river, and the river flows by and you simply watch. There is no eagerness, no urgency and no emergency. Nobody is forcing you. You simply look, not having anything to do. This passivity is very essential. This passivity will empty your mind. Ripples of activity, ripples of mind energy, by and by, will subside, and the whole surface of your consciousness will be without any waves of useless thoughts. It becomes like a silent mirror.

Tilopa says: – Like a hollow bamboo rest at ease at your body. Rest at ease, and keep God in your thoughts. Keep constantly devoted to serve him with love, he will look and give you understanding by which you can meet him within yourself. Krishna says:-

Tesam satata yuktanam

Bhajatam priti purvakam

Dadami buddhi yogam tam

Yena mam upayanti te

                                       Bhagawat Gita [10.10]

Always keep asking with him –

         किसनें  तुम  से   चाही  थी  दौलतें ज़माने की

        उम्र  भर  को  काफ़ी  थी तेरी इक नज़र तन्हा

                                             अभय कुमार “अभय”

When there is no barrier of contaminated thoughts and mind, suddenly the God explodes in you. You have the seed already, when the space is there – the seed explodes. When seed explodes, you will be happy with yourself as you are, you will be more and more hollow, empty and passive, you will be more and more a watcher – indifferent, not expecting anything, not desiring anything. And that moment you bloom into a Buddha, Krishna, Jesus, and Muhammad ……………

Shyam

Be Ecstatic

Be Ecstatic

When you enter into your own self, to the innermost core of it, you enter into a state of ecstasy. Every child is born ecstatic, but society starts destroying the possibility of ecstasy, starts making the child miserable, starts conditioning the child.

If there are too many ecstatic people, the society will lose its structure. Ecstatic people can be rebellious – not revolutionary. A revolutionary is one who wants to change this society, but he wants to replace it with another society. A rebel is one who wants to live as an individual and would like there be no rigid social structure in the world. A rebel is one who does not want the society to be replaced with another society – because all the societies have proved to be the same. The capitalist, communist, fascist and the socialist they are all cousin brothers – the society is society. All the religion proved the same, they started as culture and turned into an organized structure of religion. Only a structure becomes powerful, it does not want anybody to be ecstatic, because ecstasy is against structure.

A rebel is one who trusts natural superpower, not man-made structures. Such a vast universe (animals, birds, trees, and ocean) goes on without any set of structures. Why is man so neurotic that he cannot live without any structure of rules? An ecstatic person is bound to be free. Ecstasy is freedom. When you are ecstatic; you cannot be reduced to being a slave. You cannot be destroyed so easily. You would like to dance under the stars and you would like to talk with ocean, sun and moon. You will need the vast, the infinite, the huge, and the enormous world to live. You cannot be reduced into living in a dark cell. You will live your own life and you will do your own thing. One should keep trying to reach his innermost core, so that one can be ecstatic.

GOD IS ALWAYS BE IN ECSTATIC STATE. When every person will be ecstatic like him, eventually this couplet of Abhey Kumar “Abhey” will be so true:-

हर एक चेहरे प इक दीवानापन सा
य महफ़िल तो तिरी महफ़िल लगे हैं
अभय कुमार अभय 
AMEEN

Shyam

All that Glitters is not Gold

All that glitters is not Gold

Man has gone completely topsy-turvy. Whenever you see money, power, prestige and respectability, you are no longer yourself. Immediately you forget everything, you forget the intrinsic values of your life, you consciousness, your joy, your delight. You always choose something from the outside, and you bargain for it with something from the inside. You gain the without and you lose the within.

If you seek pleasure only in money and power then you will be dependent on it. The man who keeps running only after this, will become more and more miserable – because the more he has, the more he wants, and the more he has, the more he is afraid to lose it. Seek pleasure only in this – you will lose your innocence, and to lose your innocence is to lose all. Money, power, prestige – they all make you cunning; it will not give you wisdom. It will make you more and more calculative, it will make you more and more exploitative. It will make you more and more political, diplomatic. You will start using people as means; that’s what people are doing.

Accumulate everything to certain extent, but without losing your innocence and always remember the ultimate truth – Sat Chit Anand. Truth, consciousness, bliss – these are the ultimate truths. First comes truth. As you enter, you become aware of your eternal reality – sat, truth. As you become aware of your consciousness, a tremendous consciousness. All is light, nothing is dark. All is awareness, nothing is awareness. And when you enter still deeper, then the ultimate core is bliss – Anand.

Buddha says: Forgo everything that you have thought meaningful, significant up to now. Sacrifice everything for this ultimate because this is the only thing that will make you contended, that will make you fulfilled and will bring spring to your being……. and you blossom into a thousand and one flowers.

Shyam

Factitious Life

Factitious Life

The so called moralists, the puritans are not really moral people. H.G. Wells has said, “Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo”. And he is right. The so-called moral people are not really moral; they are really living a double life: in the society moral but in reality immoral as anybody else, or even more. May be their morality is there to hide their illegal activities. From the lowest laborer to the one who holds the highest post, it seems all are in the same boat. It seems a person is moral only till he is unveiled. So the difference between moral and immoral is only that of being caught or not.

The man who lives a double standard life, lives in unawareness. His whole life is full of unawareness, he is almost like a robot. He is, but only in a literal sense – not really, not like a normal enlightened person. He sees and yet he sees not, he hears and yet he hears not. He goes on arguing about great things, but goes on living totally different way. His thoughts are very great; his life is very immature. In fact, he creates all those great thoughts to cover up his immaturity. Here I would like to quote one couplet of Abhey Kumar “Abhey”:

आईना बन के सरे आईना आया जाए

 आओ चेहरे नया चेहरा लगाया जाए

Hence Morality becomes almost a necessity; it is a substitute. When you can’t get the real thing then it is better to have something unreal than not to have anything at all, because people need a certain code of behavior. Religious man can easily work out two faced or serene person, accordingly he will put the mask in meeting with two different person.

Morality is not something great; it is a poor substitute of religion. If you can be religious then there is no need of morality. Religion means you live out of your consciousness; morality means you live according to the highest standards of the society has imposed upon you. Religious means following the attributes of an enlightened ones (Buddha, Christ, Krishna, Zarathustra) as it is, not the organized, institutionalized religion. It is full awareness.

Shyam

Consciousness – Lotus on water

Consciousness - lotus on water

Awareness of your conscious is religiousness. A conscious human being is just like a mirror: he reflects reality and responds accordingly. His response is moral.

If more and more people become aware, the world will be a totally different place. A man of awareness will not go to war. A man of consciousness cannot be deceived by words. All religions say that if you die in a religious war, your reward will be great in the other world… how can there be religious war? War is basically irreligious. Beautiful words, “religious war,” cover it up. If people become more consciousness, soldiers will throw away their arms and hug each other. The politicians cannot force all the armies to kill, to murder. Neither can the popes, the religious leaders, convince anybody that for God’s sake you have to kill. A man of awareness will not be greedy, because he will be able to see that his greed will create poverty.

Consciousness is the real thing, character is the false entity. Character is needed because people are unconscious. Character is just a lubricant; it helps you to run your life in a smooth way. A man of consciousness simply acts in a moment, not out of past and out of the memory. His response has a beauty, a naturalness and his response is true to the situation. The man of character always falls short, because life is continuously changing; it is never same. The man of character reacts, the man of consciousness responds out of the situation. Character is stagnant; it is a dirty pool of water. Consciousness is a river.

The whole aim should be to raise your consciousness higher, deeper, to the point when there is no unconsciousness inside you; become a pillar of light. In that light, in that clarity, to do anything wrong becomes impossible. It is not that you have to avoid doing it; even if you want to do it, you cannot. At that point, Neither God, not holy books, nor nation, relation and politician can deceive you. And in that consciousness, whatsoever you do becomes a blessing. You will have an individuality. A very crystal clear individuality – a pure mirror, unclouded by anything, with no doubt covering it.

Shyam

Women – The Shakti (Power)

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In Rig Veda (Hindu Mythology wisdom book – around 4500 years ago), the female is explicitly an immortal while man is mortal. Her name means something like ‘flowing’, perhaps a hint of connection with a river Goddess. Around 1200 years ago, one sect started named ‘SHAKT’ (followers of which do Durga Sapsati Paath), focused that Feminine Shakti (Power). In Hindu culture we celebrate 9 days Durga Puja, where first 3 days, we worship Kali (Shakti) Goddess, next 3 days worships Laxmi (Goddess of wealth) and last 3 days Saraswati (Goddess of wisdom). I want to say that all scriptures shows the highest respect and dignity towards womankind. Treat them as the utmost power. Man is nothing without her. In other religions and sects Feminine status is very high according to texts.

Now the question is – do we really respect them in daily life? Firstly, I should say that I have no intention to hurt or degrade any religion or sects values, but I want to highlight some of the points how women have been treated badly throughout the world till date in the name of it. They have been exploited for a long time in very different ways.

Christianity in the middle ages burned thousands of women. They created a fiction, the fiction of Devil. There was no devil. The so called saints at that time created a humor that these women are having sexual intercourse with the devil. Otherwise it would be impossible to burn thousands of living women without any reason.

In Hinduism, till date women who are in menstruation, treated as untouchables, they can’t work in kitchen but can broom house. In Ancient times, there was not much hygiene therefore people used to do but till now? They can’t go to temples… The worst part is women have accepted and follow it. Look this as the purest form because only she can have it (God have made her body like that) Another major issue Child marriage of Girls with old man, so that when old man dies, she becomes widow and anybody can use her later. Another issue Sati system, the custom in which the widow is placed on pyre of deceased husband and burnt alive. Sati practice can be found mentioned in several Hindu religious scriptures and epics.

In Islam, there Prophet Muhammad says about Bigamy (multiple marriages), but he also says that if you do so, treat them equally. If you buy a smallest thing, buy for each. There should be no difference and do justice to each of her. But under this, people are just misusing women, they marry minor girls just to satisfy their lust desires.

There are lot of other issues which you keep reading and do watch in news. Here I want to quote couplet of Abhey Kumar “Abhey”, which depicts the state of mind of women now a days:-

जिधर भी देखो बरहना सी आरजुएं हैँ

तुम्हारी बज़्म का य रख – रखाव कैसा है
                                         अभय कुमार ‘अभय’

बरहना – नग्न, बज़्म – समाज

The point is to understand the power of women, don’t challenge their patience. If she loses the control earth will shake as she is the form of it. She is not a product to use and throw. She is the source of origin. She is the symbol of tolerance. RESPECT FEMININE POWER.

Shyam

Beauty Forever

Beauty forever

In 1969, when Neil Armstrong landed on moon, he just saw the surface of dust and craters there, he also reported that it was dark grey, the color of pavement. Joy was there to create history, mankind reached on Moon, but what they found other than the surface full of dust. Even light coming from moon is an illusion, we actually see the reflected light from the sun, bouncing off the moon which acts likes a mirror. When we see moon from Earth, it looks so beautiful, lots of poets, writers even use it as metaphor to describe their beloved face.

Beauty is a kind of lens or window that gives us a glimpse of greater dimension of reality, closer to GOD or the source of being or meaning. It is safe to say that most people at one time or another, seeing or hearing of something exquisite beauty, sense that for a moment they are transformed to – or at least get a hint – of a level of being more refined, richer in meaning, more spiritual.

Truth is everywhere so as Beauty. Everything that is, is truth. It has infinite forms. It is just like Beauty. Beauty manifests itself in many forms, but that does not mean that beauty itself is many different things. What glows in the star at night, and what gives off fragrance in the flowers, and what shows in the eye as love – are they different from each other? The forms may be different but the very same essence is present in them all. But he who gets stuck at the forms never comes to know the soul. And he who stops at the beautiful is never able to experience beauty itself.

The great romantic poet, John Keats says “A thing of beauty is joy forever”, so to keep enjoying the pleasure of beautiful things needs a certain distance.

Shyam

Love Onself

I really liked to read it., thought to share with all of you.

—-CHARLIE CHAPLIN——

“As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody if I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.

As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it “MATURITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm. Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.

As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.

As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.

As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worrying about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where everything is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.

As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.

We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know “THAT IS LIFE”!”

Shyam

Sanctified thinking

Sanctified thinking

Have you ever noticed that when your thinking process is sanctified and serene, everything in your life just flows smoothly and it turns holy? Before reading further, first ask this question with yourself.

“We feel the way we think”. This means if you think healthy, optimistic thoughts, you tend to feel healthy and optimistic. All your thinking has a profound effect on your physical and emotional health. If you constantly see yourself in a negative light, you can easily work yourself into a state of low self-esteem and depression.

As adults, we carry on automatic thinking. Silently, we carry on conversations with ourselves, interpreting situations, condemning, arguing or seeking to understand. We call this self-talk. This process starts at adolescent and ends at death bed. We cultivate the voice that eventually directs our actions. We can learn to rethink and to focus our thoughts in more positive ways. This method is to develop positive self-talk.

The following directions help you develop a healthier, more optimistic attitude.

  • Smile often, laugh a lot: – Aim for five to ten minutes of good laughter each day.
  • Maintain youthful mind: – A youthful mind is a growing mind. It thrives on new experience and new knowledge. Experience combined with knowledge leads to wisdom.
  • Develop a support network of family and friends: – With their help, learn to enjoy life. Ask them to help you become involved in activities.
  • Learn to forgive: – As you learn to forgive those who hurt you (intentionally or inadvertently), you learn the freedom, and this gives peace of mind.
  • Learn to experience the power of love.
  • Think of yourself as being more than your body: – Thinking of your healthy body as a means to achieving a positive, fulfilled and abundant life.

Every actions of your life is like a worship and it is necessary to be consecrated and pious for worship.

Shyam

Mental Joy

Karvat lekar jaaga chaand

People allow closeness only conditionally – when men and women comes closer physically there is a thin wall. The wall is invisible, but it is there. Even in love you don’t allow the other to really come into you, you don’t allow the other to penetrate you. And remember, if you allow the other to penetrate you there is a great bliss. When two lover bodies penetrate each other there is a physical orgasm, and two minds penetrate each other there is a psychological orgasm.

You may not even heard the about the second one. Even the first one is rarity. Very few people attain to the real physical orgasm, they have forgotten about it. They think ejaculation is orgasm. So many men believe that they have orgasm – but ejaculation is not orgasm. It is a just a local release, a sexual release – it is not orgasm. A release is just a negative phenomenon – you simply loose energy – and orgasm is totally different thing. It is a dance of energy, not a release. It is an ecstatic state of energy. The energy becomes a flow. And it is all over the body; it is not sexual, it is physical. Each cell and each fiber of your body beats with new joy. It is rejuvenated…and great peace follows it.

People don’t even know about the physical orgasm, so what to say about the psychological orgasm? When you allow somebody very close to you – a friend, a beloved, a son, a father, it does not matter what kind of relationship – when you allow somebody so close that your minds start overlapping, penetrating and touch each other soul, then there is something so beyond the physical orgasm that it is a jump. The physical orgasm is beautiful, but nothing compared to the psychological orgasm.

फैल गया रग रग में उजाला दर्द की रोशन किरनों से

जब  मेरे  तारीक  बदन  में करवट लेकर जागा चाँद

असरार किठौरी

Shyam