Totality is the key to ‘see’ the truth-that liberates.

Like a movie,
our life begins with a blank screen but with a suspense too.

Then your role, characteristics and stage is prepared till adolescent age,

You live that role with or without learning, unlearning and relearning with a suspense.

The suspense of the movie is that any moment the screen will go blank! For any one character as its role is over or for all together!

Spirirualiry is recognising the life as a movie while playing our role in the movie as well. It is how you play your role I.e totality of your being involved in it that defines or decides it.

Spirituality prepares you to be ready to come out of it any moment and see the changes in scenes from outside the theatre during your life here and realise that it was a dream. Nighter you are the doer nor anything is done unto you. You are the emptiness of the screen on which all these are projected from outside or mind-body combination or ego etc.

Compassion as well as helplessness of a mystic.

As you grow in material world, with experience many idioms and story heard, in younger age, cast a different shade of teachings behind them.
As one grows in spiritual world or inner world the same idiom or quote or story points towards an altogether different meaning and lesson there from.
Jokes by Osho or small stories by Buddha too have different shades of lessons behind them. In a way they act as milestones in your inner journey! At the same time they get further path lighted to make journey a celebration by raising level of confidence.
A story i heard had a different meaning then for me and now its meaning is changed altogether.
The story is about efforts of a person to save lives of fishes that were washed away to shore by waves of high magnitude.
One by one he was throwing them back to the ocean while millions are just living in pain and fear of dying.
Then another person passing by asked him about his futility of efforts in trying to save lives of fishes as there are millions and he has limited time and only one by one he can save. So he suggested that it is better not to put in such great efforts in saving those few, as their percentage is too low as compared to those which you are unable to save even with Herculean efforts at your end, that he was sincerely putting in actually.
He replied that i care about the one which i can save as it means a lot for that fish.
Today i got another meaning of this story :
The people are the fishes living an ordinary life in pain and fear. Our soul, our God, our inner being, our consciousness or our heart is represented by the ocean.
A mystic or Guru or Buddha or Osho or Nanak or Kabir or Rabia or Gurdjief or Zarathustra or Mahavira is the one who try their best to free us from pain and fear. While millions they are unable to save but yes it affects the one who is saved as he is saved for eternity as he enters the infinite ocean of emptiness or Kingdom of God as Jesus said.

Brand, integrity and wisdom.

Brand, integrity and wisdom.
If Brand can be defined as ‘doing when no body is watching’, then they all point to the same spark of godliness in people of corporate world. This is a must quality for any person belonging to art and craft industry.

In ancient India such people are called Brahm, means infinite and still expanding. In today’s language it is called Cosmos. The one who has reached or penetrated to the core of it and known the essence of it is called Brahman. Anyone irrespective of cast, creed, colour, country, culture and religion etc can know or ‘see’ this Brahm or cosmos. It’s reflected image in everyone is called as Soul or Heart or Watcher or as Jesus said Kingdom of God itself pointing to the object whose image it is reflecting in everyone. In childhood only watcher is there and mind-body is yet to be discovered and then slowly slowly every child discoveres it and it seems so lucrative, wonderful, miraculous that the one who begun is forgotten altogether. This state is presented as when a man looks at attractive female lady, depicting man as the watcher and woman as this mind-body world. So in Indian sculpture the body proportions, postures and presentation is made to reflect this mind-body world around us only and human being as the Watcher or Soul or Heart that lost its main purpose of life, which is ‘seeing’ the watcher, in discovering mind-body. In India psychology is called ‘darshan’, which means seeing. English word for it is suggested by Osho as Philosia. Only those who is still have faint image of this watcher too present in them can ‘see’ what they are doing and so can restrain themselves from doing anything wrong when no one is watching – here described as quality of a Brand or Integrity. Actually your watcher is watching! Such persons have great potential for inward journey after retirement or whenever they feel free time of 3,5,7,15,30 or 90 days during their professional life. Osho suggested that if this experience or training to go inwards is taken well before retirement then till retirement anyone can grow very fast and may find his watcher or enter the Kingdom of God.

Finding your self – the very purpose of every human being.

In my first attempt i thought that the corresponding link will be automatically be get attached with it, but it couldn’t. Very insightful article it is and i wish to spread it through my Facebook and LinkedIn account so as to reach the one, real beneficiary of all these efforts.

Source: Finding you self: Transference : The make up of our lives.

Inside a soul : a word press blog.

Finding Your Self: Transference – The Make Up of Our lives

My view for liking ‘Happiness is closer to wisdom than it is to reason.-Francisco J. Varela.

A person is Happy. He may be sad by the evening. Happiness means a state like a river is flowing or ‘rivering’ of the river. The word river denotes that it is a constant but the river is not constant but flowing! It means it has two opposite components one is constant and another is change or it may be called a constant referring to a constant-change. Life is dialectical. Lao Tzu said that the ‘Tao” has both in it the Yin and the yang. So all the life forms of the cosmos together is composed of two opposite together in Tao or harmony. So the “Tao” or “Harmony” means just maintaining a state of witnessing or unattached or unaffected by the change, while ‘river’ changes it form into vapor, cloud or rain or in our life external situations gets changed.

If we term “River” as constant then we have to term “Rivering” of the river as its Soul, which is not constant. It means if we consider all life form as existing and term them as Noun then there is no possibility of another constant like “Soul” in it, instead it is the “Change” which is there. So Buddha said that there is no “Soul” i.e. Anaatma and at the same time he declared that life is a process, and that the world is true, if taken as “Noun”, as people as used to term them as River, Tree, Wind, Fire and Desert etc.

If River exists as constant then it’s soul is its ‘Rivering’, which experiences the flood when there is heavy rains in its basin, as an adolescent person feels it in his/her body when Harmons begin showering from all the glands. Then in summer season its flow starts decreasing and ultimately it gets dried up, but ‘rivering’ is still continue in the form of “Vapor” and then again change its form to “Clouds” and then again change its form to “Rain” or “Snowflakes” to again take form of “River” at different location(s).

In the same way we may call a person as Kid, young, aged and dead but its soul is not constant but moving or has changed its form only i.e. ‘personing’ is still there in another form, and may shower one day again in the form of a person. A tree is “Treeing” too.

So the “Tao” or “Harmony” means just maintaining a state of witnessing or remain unattached/unaffected by the change, while ‘river’ changes it form into vapor, cloud or rain. Wisdom is in remaining unaffected by the change in external situations like a river changes its form. Hindu call it as “Play” of God, it means this whole cosmos and all its infinite in time, space and activities together is without any reason just like a child starts playing with his/her toys and suddenly may put them again in his box. No one till date contradicted this theory. Even as science is progressing, it is nearing to this only conclusion. It may be assumed as God started dancing, because in a dance the dancer itself is the dance no one can separate dancer from the dance like one can separate a painting from a painter.

If we take river as Noun given to the change in it, then we need to consider its constant part which is visible to us as ‘Maya’ or illusionary. Hindu’s brought this philosophy but Buddha experienced that it will be easier to understand life when the constant is taken as constant and soul is the change in it. So in his teachings he stressed on soul as a change that is happening every moment.

As per my personal opinion, so is with Happiness, it is a constant state. It can be achieved only when a person has gone through various experiences of life and whole life itself becomes experiment on himself/herself and in return what is earned is wisdom. This wisdom that in this infinite cosmos I am an infinitesimal element and in comparison to infinite since I am tending to be zero so I may be assumed as Zero itself. Immediately the ‘Ego’ vanishes and “Wisdom” arises. The state of a person in this moment is “Happiness” and it may be lost within few moments but by applying principles given by Buddha in his sermon to Sariputra, “The Heart Sutra”, by practicing Meditation or Witnessing or Witnessing Awareness as the name can be, called as “Wisdom of the beyond” in this sermon, one can remain constantly in the state of happiness 24X7 which is “Nirvaana”.

Reason will keep you attached with the mind, and meditation itself is a no-mind state. So by reason one can begin but in the process ‘Ego’, being given birth by mind itself, remains. Unless and until there is a state called “Egoless” or “Selfless” (in serving others) wisdom cannot be achieved. So Love and Compassion too become basis for attaining higher levels of wisdom. They take one away from reason too. Jesus stressed on this component of life to bring mindfulness or meditative state of mind i.e. dissolving ego.

To arrive at my conclusion I have taken help of theories from different religions as below:

  • The theory of life has no reason and it is a play or dance is from Hundu religion.
  • The theory of “Treeing” or “Rivering” was quoted by Osho in his talks.
  • The theory of “Yin and Yang” is from Taoism developed on thoughts of Lao Tzu.
  • The theory of “Anaatma” from Buddhism.
  • The Quote in heading is taken from Mind and Life Europe’s new company page where one can donate also for supporting their cause. You are requested to follow this page, at least, to receive latest news from them since old LinkedIn profile is deactivated.

Only few dare for Spiritual World too, after Conquering Zones of material world.

growth zones

Credit : a post on LinkedIn.

Every human life is a journey destined towards the beginning point of this whole existence. In Egypt it is described as Wisdom snake, which is eating its own tail. Out of nothingness as per Buddha or Shunyata as per Nagarjuna, this whole existence evolved. It is evolving each moment, like any natural process may be very slow, tree or animal or human being. All these components of ecology are being fed by same energy as juice in a rose flower plant nourishes each root, thorn, leaf, and stem/branch and flower too individually while they all are away from each other and in different role.

Only human being can experience and know this natural juice or energy, and its very experience brings eternal freedom from this cycle of death and life again and again.

In earlier period since food is directly arranged by each from nature itself, so there was not even need of studying and job etc. As soon as one is free one can immerse inside and make effort to know. So in that period of time in history creative people get immersed in Art forms as it helps one in forwarding inner journey. Others get busy in extending territory or protecting it. To run this military a system of revenue was developed from business as well as land use.

 

Now one has to earn bread and butter first, so the need of necessary evil like education and job arises too. After getting job again same two types’ one in constructive role of society and another in revenue/military. Military comprises of every development in technology which later, after being obsolete in military use, being used for civil purposes or revenue purposes too.

For both ways one badly needs to progress step by step as per four Zones above. After being reached at fourth zone and conquered it too, one may be in civil use of his power.

If there is compassion enough to begin progress in spiritual dimension then achievements of all these four Zone achievements becomes Comfort Zone in spiritual journey for most of the successful person. It is because they feel comfortable being at top in material world. It requires daring to lose all achievements specially knowledge gained and jump into the ocean of the unknown at ripened age of life.

This fourth zone consist of “Heart Chakra” in human body. So only if there is left enough compassion towards peoples then progress is possible. If there left no compassion means the mind has started playing role of the heart too. All mental challenges begin to show their signs here and life afterwards. Once challenge is well set then through psychological or other treatment first again conquer the heart in its virgin state, as it is its natural state, and journey may begin again in forward direction.

The ‘aha’ moment when one finds engulfed in natural surroundings, or due to any other reason, is felt by this chakra.

Since by the grace of God, he breathed first breathe in everyone’s body, so unless and until you give first priority to him, he is not ready to accept your request. Initially only for few moments, by being in present moment because he is present always and everywhere. He is beyond space – time, that is why Jesus Christ said “There will be no time” when asked about quality of “Kingdom of God”. Few moments of your life, at least, when you are busy with your career making process may sow the seed of spirituality to let it grow in tree form when sufficient soil, success in material world, is made ready. Then after getting established with family while children got married or so, then whenever your heart says it is right time to turn in, then you can begin turning inwards till you remain inwards 24X7. (One has conquered his First zone i.e. Comfort Zone of Spiritual progress)

 

Then these moments, spent by one in practicing meditation for few minutes from busy daily schedule, will be of great benefit as the flame is still burning at dim light. It may encroach upon all your activities as mindfulness without you knowing or trying about it. Its effect may have been felt by you at fag end of your career when you lead a team and on its final day you do not feel any hunger or thirst for whole day! (One has conquered his second zone i.e. Fear Zone of Spiritual progress)

It is a sign of the God, by being breathed in you with his eternal source of energy, energising you for whole day even without your notice. It is a sign that he is accepting your request, to be free from the world and in solitude, if you meditate and keep busy reading or listening or dancing, celebrating etc then one day you may get a glimpse of him in someone’s eyes-as happened with Amir khusaro, in a leaf falling from a tree – as happened with Lao Tzu, in dimming of morning star-as happened with Buddha.

This is satori, it may be lost within few moments because if one’s energy level is low to retain it for 24X7- this is one’s entry into Third Zone of the spiritual progress (or sixth zone from beginning of career).

And if one go on practicing meditation and practicing witnessing awareness then one day one will get the glimpse without any other support or one may call it answer of question “Who am I?”- this is you are about to leave any time the sixth zone and as now compassion rises in your heart for others. Here only due to blessings of God, it may happen to you again that suddenly you enter into “Kingdom of God” effortlessly or it may not happen at all in your lifetime. It all depends upon his grace on you. He graced you first breath and now again his grace is important. So if one has reached to this point through motto “Work is worship” or “Prayer is worship” or “Love is God” “To serve is serving God” these all are of no use afterwards only his grace. The more compassion overflows through you towards whole ecosystem of the surroundings, the more are your chances.

This is such asset that no one can snatch it from you, only your willingness to give and it starts flowing. The more it flows the more and more you get it. You entered into Spiritual world and keep growing here there is no limit in infinite for eternity or limitless time and space to explore. Now one can draw energy at will from infinite and eternal source of energy by just thinking about it.

To make it clearer it is quoted in detail as below”

Quoted From chapter 1, The Buddha Within, The Heart Sutra, p4-10. In bracket – my comments are based on from my experience and knowing or understanding till date vis a vis Zones shown in fig above.

“The ancient Buddhist scriptures talk about seven temples. Just as Sufis talk about seven valleys, and Hindus talk about seven chakras, Buddhists talk about seven temples.

(In Christianity there are seven rugs of the ladder and now I am trying to correlate them with Seven Zones of the spiritual world, actually every human being is destined to conquer but usually stops at fourth, after conquering material world as per the picture above)

The first temple, the physical, can correspond to the Hindu map with the Muladhar chakra; (Comfort Zone)

The second, the psychosomatic, with Svadhisthaan chakra; (Fear Zone)

The third, the psychological, with Manipur Chakra; (Learning Zone)

The fourth, the psycho-spiritual, with Anahatta Chakra; (Growth Zone – for Material world and Comfort Zone – for Spiritual progress)

The fifth, the spiritual, with Vishuddhi Chakra; (Fear Zone for Spiritual progress)

The sixth, the spiritual-transcendental, with Aagyaa or Aaajnaa Chakra; (Learning Zone for Spiritual progress)

And the seventh, the transcendental, with Sahastrar Chakra. (Growth Zone of Spiritual world)

Sahastrar means one-thousand-petal lotus.

That is the symbol of the ultimate flowering: nothing has remained hidden, all has become unhidden, manifest. The thousand petal lotus has opened, the whole sky is filled with its fragrance, its beauty, its benediction.

In the modern world a great work has started in search of the innermost core of the human being. It will be good to understand how far modern efforts lead us.

Pavlov, B.F. Skinner and the other behaviourists, go on circling around the physical, the muladhar chakra.

They think man is only the body. They get too much involved in the first temple, they get too much involved with the physical, and they forget everything else. These people are trying to explain man only through the physical, the material.

This attitude becomes a hindrance because they are not open. When from the very beginning you deny that there is nothing other than the body, then you deny the exploration itself. This becomes a prejudice.

A communist, a Marxist, a behaviourist, an atheist — people who believe that man is only the body — their very belief closes doors to higher realities. They become blind. And the physical is there, the physical is the most apparent; it needs no proof. The physical body is there, you need not prove it. Because it need not be proved, it becomes the only reality. That is nonsense. Then man loses all dignity.

If there is nothing to grow in or to grow towards, there cannot be any dignity in life. Then man becomes a thing. Then you are not an opening, then nothing more is going to happen to you — you are a body: you will eat, and you will defecate, and you will eat and you will make love and produce children, and this will go on and on, and one day you die.

A mechanical repetition of the mundane, the trivia — how can there be any significance, any meaning, any poetry? How can there be any dance? Skinner has written a book, Beyond Freedom and Dignity. It should be called Below Freedom and Dignity, not beyond. It is below, it is the lowest standpoint about man, the ugliest.

There is nothing wrong about the body, remember. I am not against the body, it is a beautiful temple. The ugliness enters when you think this is all.

Man can be conceived of as a ladder with seven rungs, and you get identified with the first rung. Then you are not going anywhere. And the ladder is there, and the ladder bridges this world and the other; the ladder bridges matter with God.

The first rung is perfectly good if it is used in relationship to the whole ladder. If it functions as a first step it is immensely beautiful: one should be thankful to the body. But if you start worshipping the first rung and you forget the remaining six, you forget that the whole ladder exists and you become closed, confined to the first rung, then it is no longer a rung at all… because a rung is a rung only when it leads to another rung, a rung is a rung only when it is part of a ladder. If it is no longer a rung then you are stuck with it.

Hence, people who are materialistic are always stuck, they always feel something is missing, they don’t feel they are going anywhere. They move in rounds, in circles, and they come again and again to the same point. They become tired and bored. They start contemplating how to commit suicide. And their whole effort in life is to find some sensations, so something new can happen. But what ‘new’ can happen? All the things that we go on being occupied with are nothing but toys to play with.

Think of these words of Frank Sheed: “The soul of man is crying for purpose or meaning. And the scientist says, ‘Here is a telephone.’ Or, ‘Look! Television!’ — exactly as one tries to distract a baby crying for its mother by offering it sugar sticks and making funny faces at it. The leaping stream of invention has served extraordinarily well to keep man occupied, to keep him from remembering that which is troubling him.” (So is still today!)

All that the modern world has provided you with is nothing but sugar sticks, toys to play with — and you were crying for the mother, you were crying for love, and you were crying for consciousness, and you were crying for some significance in life. And they say, “Look! The telephone. Look! The television. Look! We have brought so many beautiful things for you.”

And you play around a little bit; again you get fed up, again you are bored, and again they go on searching for new toys for you to play with. This state of affairs is ridiculous. It is so absurd that it seems almost inconceivable how we go on living in it.

We have got caught at the first rung. Remember that you are in the body, but you are not the body; let that be a continuous awareness in you.

You live in the body, and the body is a beautiful abode. Remember, I am not for a single moment hinting that you become anti-body, that you start denying the body as the so-called spiritualists have done down the ages. The materialists go on thinking that the body is all that is, and there are people who move to the opposite extreme, and they start saying that the body is illusory, the body is not! “Destroy the body so the illusion is destroyed, and you can become really real.”

This other extreme is a reaction. The materialist creates his own reaction in the spiritualist, but they are partners in the same business; they are not very different people. The body is beautiful, the body is real, the body has to be lived, the body has to be loved. The body is a great gift of God. Not for a single moment be against it, and not for a single moment think that you are only it. You are far bigger. Use the body as a jumping board.

The second is: psychosomatic, svadhisthaan chakra. (Fear Zone – Material progress)

Freudian psychoanalysis functions there. It goes a little higher than Skinner and Pavlov. Freud enters into the mysteries of the psychological a little bit more. He’s not just a behaviourist, but he never goes beyond dreams. He goes on analysing the dreams.

The dream exists as an illusion in you. It is indicative, it is symbolic, and it has a message from the unconscious to be revealed to the conscious. But there is no point in just getting caught in it.

Use the dream, but don’t become the dream. You are not the dream. And there is no need to make so much fuss about it, as Freudians go on making. Their whole effort seems to be moving in the dimension of the dream world.

Take note of it, take a very, very clear standpoint about it, understand its message, and there is no need really to go to anybody else for your dream analysis. If you cannot analyse your dream nobody else can, because your dream is your dream. And your dream is so personal that nobody else can dream the way you dream. Nobody has ever dreamed the way you dream, nobody will ever dream the way you dream; nobody can explain it to you. His interpretation will be his interpretation. Only you can look into it.

And in fact there is no need to analyse the dream: look at the dream in its totality, with clarity, with alertness, and you will see the message. It is so loud! There is no need to go for psychoanalysis for three, four, five, seven years. A person who is dreaming every night, and in the day is going to the psychoanalyst to be analysed, becomes by and by surrounded by dreamy-stuff.

Just as the first becomes too much obsessed with the ‘muladhar chakra’, the physical, the second becomes too much obsessed with the sexual… because the second — the realm of psychosomatic reality — is sex.

The second starts interpreting everything in terms of sex. Whatsoever you do, go to the Freudian and he will reduce it to sex. Nothing higher exists for him. He lives in the mud, he does not believe in the lotus. You bring a lotus flower to him, he will look at it and reduce it to the mud. He will say, “This is nothing, this is just dirty mud. Has it not come out of dirty mud? If it has come out of dirty mud then it has to be dirty mud.” Reduce everything to its cause, and that is the real. Then every poem is reduced to sex, everything beautiful is reduced to sex and perversion and repression. Michelangelo is a great artist? Then his art has to be reduced to some sexuality. And Freudians go to absurd lengths. They say: Michelangelo or Goethe or Byron, all their great works of art which bring great joy to millions of people, are nothing but repressed sex — maybe Goethe was going to masturbate and was stopped. Millions of people are stopped from masturbation, but they don’t become like Goethe. It is absurd.

But Freud is the master of the world of the toilet. He lives there, that is his temple. Art becomes pathology, poetry becomes pathology, and everything becomes perversion. If Freudian analysis succeeds then there will be no Kalidaas, no Shakespeare, no Michelangelo, no Mozart, no Wagner, because everybody will be normal. These are abnormal people. These people are psychologically ill, according to Freud. The greatest are reduced to the lowest.

Buddha is ill, according to Freud, because whatsoever things he is talking about, they are nothing but repressed sex.

This approach reduces human greatness to ugliness. Beware of it.

Buddha is not ill; in fact, Freud is ill. The silence of Buddha, the joy of Buddha, the celebration of Buddha — it is not ill, it is the full flowering of wellbeing.

But to Freud the normal person is one who has never sang a song, who has never danced, who has never celebrated, never prayed, never meditated, never done anything creative, is just normal: goes to the office, comes home, eats, drinks, sleeps, and dies; leaves not a trace behind of his creativity, leaves not a single signature anywhere.

This normal man seems to be very mediocre, dull and dead. There is a suspicion about Freud that because he himself could not create — he was an uncreative person — he was condemning creativity itself as pathology.

There is every possibility that he was a mediocre person. It is his mediocrity which feels offended by all the great people of the world. The mediocre mind is trying to reduce all greatness. The mediocre mind cannot accept that there can be any greater being than him. That hurts. It is a revenge from the mediocre — this whole psychoanalysis and its interpretation of human life. Beware of it.

It is better than the first, yes, a little ahead of the first, but one has to go, and go on going, beyond and beyond.

The third is psychological. (Manipur Chakra, Learning Zone for Material progress)

Adler lives in the world of the psychological, the will to power; at least something — very egoistic, but at least something; a little more open than Freud.

But the problem is, just like Freud reduces everything to sex, Adler goes on reducing everything to inferiority complex.

People try to become great because they feel inferior. A person trying to become enlightened is a person who is feeling inferior, and a person trying to become enlightened is a person who is on the trip of power.

This is utterly wrong, because we have seen people — a Buddha, a Christ, and a Krishna — who are so utterly surrendered that their trip cannot be called a power-trip.

And when Buddha blooms he has no ideas of superiority, not at all. He bows down to the whole of existence. He has not that idea of holier-than-thou, not at all. Everything is holy, even the dust is divine. No, he is not thinking himself superior, and he was not striving to become superior. He was not feeling inferior at all. He was born a king; there was no question of inferiority. He was at the top from the very beginning, there was no question of inferiority. He was the richest man in his country, the most powerful man in his country: there was no more power to be attained, no more riches to be attained. He was one of the most beautiful men ever born on this earth, he had one of the most beautiful women as his beloved. All was available to him.

But Adler would go on searching for some inferiority because he could not believe that a man could have any goal other than the ego. It is better… better than Freud, a little higher. Ego is a little higher than sex; not much higher, but a little higher.

 

The fourth is ‘psycho-spiritual’, anahatta chakra the heart centre. (Growth Zone of Material World or All these four combine becomes Comfort Zone for Spiritual Progress)

Jung, Assagioli and others penetrate that realm. They go higher than Pavlov, Freud and Adler, they open more possibilities. They accept the world of the irrational, the unconscious: they don’t confine themselves to reason. They are more reasonable people — they accept ‘unreason’ or ‘irrational’ too. The irrational is not denied but accepted. This is where modern psychology stops — at the fourth rung. And the fourth rung is just in the middle of the whole ladder: three rungs on this side and three rungs on that side.

Modern psychology is not yet a complete science. It is hanging in the middle. It is very shaky, not certain about anything. It is more hypothetical than experiential. It is still struggling to be.

(This is also about fourth zone and most of the people remain stuck at this zone. May be because going beyond it one needs to loose one’s identity and unconditional surrender to God is becomes a necessary step.)

The fifth is ‘spiritual’ (Vishuddhi Chakra; Fear Zone for Spiritual progress): Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity — the mass-organized religions remain stuck with the fifth. They don’t go beyond the spiritual. All the organized religions, the churches, remain there.

The sixth is the ‘spiritual-transcendental’ (with Sahastrar Chakra. Growth Zone of Spiritual world)

– yoga, reiki and other methods.

All over the world, down the ages, many methods have been developed which are less like a church organization, which are not dogmatic but are more experiential. You have to do something with your body and mind; you have to create a certain harmony within yourself so that you can ride on that harmony, you can ride on that cloud of harmony and go far away from your ordinary reality. Yoga can comprehend all that; that is the sixth.

And the seventh is ‘transcendental’ (Sahastrar Chakra. Growth Zone of Spiritual world): Tantra, Tao, Zen. Buddha’s attitude is of the seventh – ‘pragyaparamita’.”

Quoted From chapter 1, The Buddha Within, The Heart Sutra, p4-10. In bracket – my comments are based on from my experience and knowing or understanding till date.

(Here one simply leaves one’s body i.e. Ego too, as its very purpose is achieved. Like a school kid at the end of the day leaves for his home, happily and in mood of celebration. Fear is permanently dissolved because the reason for fear lies deep within everyone, is only this yearning for unfinished task or unexplored opportunity but it was falsely projected on body and hence ‘Ego’ arises. Fear of death is fear of losing this ‘ego’ actually.)

“It means wisdom that is transcendental, wisdom that comes to you only when all the bodies have been crossed and you have become just a pure awareness, just a witness, pure subjectivity. Unless man reaches to the transcendental, man will have to be provided with toys, sugar sticks. He will have to be provided with false meanings.

Just the other day I came across an American car advertisement. It says — with a beautiful car — on top of the car it says: Something to believe in. Man has never fallen so low.

Something to believe in! You believe in a car?

Yes, people believe — people believe in their houses, people believe in their cars, people believe in their bank balances.

If you look around you will be surprised — God has disappeared, but belief has not disappeared. God is no longer there: now there is a Cadillac or a Lincoln! God has disappeared but man has created new gods — Stalin, Mao.

God has disappeared and man has created new gods — movie stars. This is for the first time in the history of human consciousness that man has fallen so low. And even if sometimes you remember God, it is just an empty word. Maybe when you are in pain, maybe when you are frustrated, then you use God — as if God is aspirin.

That’s what the so-called religions have made you believe: they say, “Take God three times a day and you won’t feel any pain!” So whenever you are in pain you remember God. God is not an aspirin, God is not a painkiller.

A few people remember God habitually, a few others remember God professionally. A priest — he remembers professionally. He has nothing to do with God, he is paid for it. He has become proficient.

A few people remember habitually, a few professionally, but nobody seems to remember God in deep love.

A few people invoke his name when they are miserable; nobody remembers him when they are in joy, celebrating. And that is the right moment to remember — because only when you are joyous, immensely joyous, are you close to God. (It is time to meditate first and then celebrate both achievements together!)

When you are in misery you are far away, when you are in misery you are closed.

When you are happy you are open, flowing; you can hold God’s hand.

So either you remember habitually, because you have been taught from the very childhood — it has become a kind of habit, like smoking. If you smoke you don’t enjoy much; if you don’t smoke you feel you are missing something. If you remember God every morning, every evening, nothing is attained, because the remembrance is not of the heart — just verbal, mental, and mechanical. But if you don’t remember you start feeling something is missing. It has become a ritual. Beware of making God a ritual, and beware of becoming professional about it. I have heard a very famous story:

The story is about one great yogi, very famous, who was promised by a king that if he could go into deep Samadhi (statue like state) and remain under the earth for one year, the king would give him the best horse in the kingdom as a reward.

The king knew that the yogi had a soft heart for horses, he was a great lover of horses. The yogi agreed; he was buried alive for a year. But in the course of the year the kingdom was overthrown and nobody remembered to dig up the yogi.

About ten years later someone remembered: “What happened to the yogi?” The king sent a few people to find out. The yogi was dug up; he was still in his deep trance. A previously-agreed-to mantra was whispered in his ear and he was roused, and the first thing he said was, “Where is my horse?”

After ten years of remaining in silence underneath the earth… but the mind has not changed at all — “Where is my horse?”

Was this man really in trance, in Samadhi? Was he thinking about God?

He must have been thinking about the horse. But he was professionally proficient, skilful.

He must have learned the technique of how to stop the breathing and how to go into a kind of death — but it was technical.

Remaining ten years in such deep silence, and the mind has not changed a little bit! It is exactly the same as if these ten years had not passed by.

If you technically remember God, if you professionally remember God, habitually, mechanically remember God, then nothing is going to happen. All is possible, but all possibilities go through the heart. Hence the name of this scripture: The Heart Sutra.

Unless you do something with great love, with great involvement, with great commitment, with sincerity, with authenticity, with your total being, nothing is going to happen.

For some people religion is like an artificial limb: it has neither warmth nor life. And although it helps them to stumble along it never becomes part of them; it must be strapped on each day. Remember, this has happened to millions of people on the earth, this can happen to you too.

Don’t create an artificial limb, let real limbs grow in you.

Only then will your life have a warmth, only then will your life have joy — not a false smile on the lips, not a pseudo kind of happiness that you pretend to, not a mask, but in reality.

Ordinarily you go on wearing things: somebody wears a beautiful smile, somebody wears a very compassionate face, somebody wears a very, very loving personality — but these are like clothes that you put on yourself. Deep down you remain the same.

These sutras can become a revolution.

The first thing, the beginning, is always the question, “Who am I?” And one has to go on asking.

When first you ask, “Who am I?” the ‘Muladhar’, the first chakra, will answer, “You are a body! What nonsense! There is no need to ask, you know it already.” (‘Comfort Zone’ for both material as well as spiritual world will reply what is the need to take so much pain)

Then the second, will say, “You are sexuality.” (‘Fear Zone’ will reply what is the need to conquer your fears)

Then the third, will say, “You are a power-trip, an ego”, and so on and so forth. (‘Learning Zone’ will reply what is the need to take so much pain in learning new things whatever learned is sufficient)

Remember, you have to stop only when there is no answer coming, not before it.

If some answer is coming that, “You are this, you are this,” then know well that some centre is providing you with an answer.

When all the six centres, six chakras, have been crossed and all their answers cancelled, you go on asking, “Who am I?” and no answer comes from anywhere, it is utter silence.

Your question resounds in yourself: “Who am I?” and there is silence, no answer arises from anywhere, from any corner. You are absolutely present, absolutely silent, and there is not even a vibration. “Who am I?”, and only silence. Then a miracle happens: you cannot even formulate the question. Answers have become absurd; then finally the question also becomes absurd. First answers disappear, then the question also disappears — because they can live only together. They are like two sides of a coin — if one side has gone, the other cannot be retained. First answers disappear, then the question disappears. And with the disappearance of question and answer, you come to realize: that is transcendental.

You know, yet you cannot say; you know, yet you cannot be articulate about it. You know from your very being who you are, but it cannot be verbalized. ‘It is life-knowledge’; it is not scriptural, it is not borrowed, it is not from others.

‘It has arisen in you’. And with this arising, you are a Buddha. And then you start laughing because you come to know that you have been a Buddha from the very beginning; you had just never looked so deep. You were running around and around outside your being, you had never come home.”

Quoted From chapter 1, The Buddha Within, The Heart Sutra, p4-10. In bracket – my comments are based on from my experience and knowing or understanding till date.

Now only you have come home. And a carefreeness like one feels when one reaches his/her home arises and whole world becomes your home. You go on knowing your original face deeper and deeper each day.

Every human life is a journey destined towards the beginning point of this whole existence. In Egypt it is described as Wisdom snake, which is eating its own tail. Out of nothingness as per Buddha or Shunyata as per Nagarjuna, this whole existence evolved. It is evolving each moment, like any material-by natural process may be very slow, tree or animal or human being. All these components are being fed by same energy as juice in a rose flower plant nourishes each root, thorn, leaf, and stem/branch and flower too individually while they all are away from each other and in different role.

Only human being can experience and know this natural juice or energy, and its very experience brings eternal freedom from this cycle of death and life again and again.

In earlier period since food is directly arranged by each from nature itself, so there was not even need of studying and job etc. As soon as one is free one can immerse inside and make effort to know. So in free time creative people get immersed in Art forms as it helps one in forwarding inner journey. Others get busy in extending territory or protecting it. To run this military a system of revenue was developed from business as well as land use.

 

Now one has to earn bread and butter first, so the need of necessary evil like education and job arises too. After getting job again same two types’ one in constructive role of society and another in revenue/military. Military comprises of every development in technology which later, after being obsolete in military use, being used for civil purposes or revenue purposes too.

For both ways one badly needs to progress step by step as per four Zones above. After being reached at fourth zone and conquered it too, one may be in civil use of his power. If there is compassion enough to begin progress in spiritual dimension then this whole four Zone achievements becomes Comfort Zone in spiritual journey.

This fourth zone consist of “Heart Chakra” in human body. So only if there is left enough compassion towards peoples then progress is possible. If there left no compassion means the mind has started playing role of the heart too. All mental challenges begin to show their signs here and life afterwards. Once challenge is well set then through psychological or other treatment first again conquer the heart in its virgin state, as it is its natural state, and journey may begin again in forward direction.

The ‘aha’ moment when one finds engulfed in natural surroundings is felt by this chakra.

Since God breathed in through your body at first, so unless and until you give first priority to him, he is not ready to accept your request. Initially only for few moments of your life, at least, when you are busy with your career making process and once established with family while children got married or so, then turn in for 24X7.

Then these moments will be of great benefit as the flame is still burning at dim light, and its effect may have been felt by you at fag end of your career when you lead a task and on final day you do not feel any hunger or thirst for whole day! It is a sign of the God, by being breathed in you with his energy energising you for whole day even without your notice. It is a sign that he is accepting your request, to be free from the world and in solitude, if you meditate and keep busy reading or listening or dancing, celebrating etc then one day you may get a glimpse of him in someone’s eyes-as happened with Amir khusaro, in a leaf falling from a tree – as happened with Lao Tzu, in dimming of morning star-as happened with Buddha. This is satori, if it is lost within few moments because your energy level is low to retain it for 24X7- this is your entry into second Zone (or sixth zone from beginning of career).

And if you go on practicing meditation and witnessing awareness then one day you will get the glimpse without any other support- this is you are about to leave any time the sixth zone and as now compassion rises in your heart for others. Here only due to blessings of God, it may happen to you that suddenly you enter into “Kingdom of God” effortlessly or it may not happen at all in your lifetime. It all depends upon his grace on you. He graced you first breath and now again his grace is important. So if one has reached to this point through motto “Work is worship” or “Prayer is worship” or “Love is God” these all are of no use afterwards only his grace and the more compassion overflows through you towards  whole ecosystem of the

The more are your chances. Still whatever you gained in your life till this time it will remain with you for next birth and you will be born in such family so that you will get opportunity to progress further, not necessary that it will be a comfortable life, but surely beneficial for your further journey towards innermost centre of you i.e. God.

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