Archive for June, 2016

​What does it matter?

June 30, 2016

​What does it matter, whether a God is white or black or any other race or gender, whether the universe is infinite or not? Or if there is God or no God? Are we going to make a meal out of it? Why argue, fight and kill each other over something which is not in your experience? 
If a god discriminates between himself and his creation, and in the differences in people, then that god is just an imagination from a limited mindset, from a good but limited storyteller. And if god is beyond discrimination and ego, then what problem has he in accepting people of all kind, from this or that religion?
Realising our true nature should be the focus, not god. In hindu tradition, god is not a final goal. He is just a stepping stone to liberation, which is the ultimate goal, which is higher than god. 
Only enlightenment will liberate us from this cyclical and impermanent nature of existence, not god. Even Buddha can only show the path, but we’ve to walk on it. He never performed any miracles.

Our problem is that we look outside for everything, even for god, who is supposed to be sitting in heaven, somewhere above the earth. Hence people keep looking up, and are reckless with the mother earth, that provides everything. There is no communion with the nature, our home. 

Be a seeker, not a believer. A seeķer is someone who says I do not know, thats why he seeks. Since a seeker do not know, he is not in conflict in anyone, as he has nothing to defend.  Sadhguru says there is a great wisdom in i do not know. I do not know is the basis of longing and seeking to know. I do not know is not negative. Great discovery has come from there.
Just look within and probe. If there is no-thing, then stay with that. 
When you see there is nothing inside, you will then realise the fruitless purpose of going around in cycles forever, the impermanence of everything. You will then seek a real deal, that which is permanent, that which stays.

What good?

June 16, 2016

What good is strength and power, if it cant help the weak?
What good is wealth, if it cant help the poor?
What good is religion and spirituality, if it cant bring peace and harmony?
What good is a religion if it is limited to lectures of morality, which people hear from one ear and take it out from the other?
What good is a religion and spirituality, like sufism or any other practices, if it doesnt come out of its shell, for the greater good of humanity?

What good is religion and its books and scriptures, if it remains a theory to be studied and not practical  to be implemented?

What good is life, if its only studied and not lived?
What good is religious followers or a hypocrite, if their actions are in contrast with their faith?
What good is a religion, like buddhism, if it makes you helpless to defend your own country, and makes you so passive that you fail to even fight for it, and surrender everything to the invaders?
What good is a religion, like islam, if people only learn hate, violence and aggression from it?

What good is a religion, like christianity, if it is confined to a weekend gathering inside the building, and busy in converting others? No other religion does that. We all mind our own business.

What good is life, if its self-centered superficially on ego and image building, and wasted?
What good is economy, if it traps you in survival mode, and not let you explore the subtler life beyond survival?
What good is money, if you lose your humanity going after it?
What good is education, if it only provides skills to make us just a cog of the machine, and not wisdom and warmth, to make us a better human beings?
What good is teaching and knowledge, if it cannot be applied?
What good is a potential, if its not realised?
What good is a dream or an aspiration, if its not pursued?
What good is anything, if its not used?
What good is life, if its not meaningful?

What good is scriptures, if people only make intellectual knowledge out of it?I’ve no place for such scriptures.
The real scripture is in your heart. There lies all the answer to your questions, the truth, which is hidden in a veil. All that you have to do is to turn around your focus, and lift the veil.

In our heart, lies the true scripture, the one with experiential knowledge, the one that will deliver, the one that matters the most, not some bookish knowledge.

Therefore, open up your heart, overcome your fears and let the true scripture reveal itself.

What does it matter, whether the god is white or black, whether the universe is infinite or not? Are we going to make a meal out of it? Why talk about something which is not in your experience?
My point is mainly on religion and spirituality. There is a growing sense of negativities of hatred and violence everywhere, and they need to be responded with positivities which can be drawn from religion and spirituality, and not being quiet or silent.

Doing nothing or appeasing is also a sort of violence, as you indirectly condone the atrocities. You cant let crooks keep getting away from their crime as they will never learn. Silence will only embolden them. A line has to be drawn.

But i’m not advocating revenge or tit for that. I’m talking about a holistic, eye opening response which can show to them the pain caused to others by their ignorance, and those with some sense will realise their mistake and repent.

Anyone can be transformed, as we all carry a heart inside, a seed of warmth, a seed of humanity, which is buried but not dead, the spirit that needs to be revived. The great examples are, from king ashoka the cruel to ashoka the great, who introduced non-violence to the world, from the notorious bandit angulimala to an enlightened buddhist monk under the guidance of buddha, from a robber to the great sage valmiki, the author of ramayana, one of the two great indian epic, the other being the mahabharata.

I want to see an outpouring of positives in the world, which will  overwhelm the negatives and root it out completely. I want to see the whole world working on themselves and looking within, and not blaming others for any problems, as world peace begins with individual peace. I will also be doing that earnestly. I’m having thoughts of committing fully to spirituality.

This is my wish and a vision towards the world peace.