Archive for December, 2016

Dancing your heart out on new year’s eve.

December 31, 2016

​Looking forward to dancing full out on new year’s eve. I see dance as a therapy where i can be myself and express myself. Actually, its more of getting in sync with the music and freeing your body and mind and then letting the music coarse through you.

A state where you as an ego disappear and your natural free spirit comes out. A blissful experience.
Everything is a stepping stone to the divine. Anything can be used for enlightenment, if you give your all fully, where you disappear and only the dance remains, for example. You make space for something else, for the divine within you. Ego can be greater than the world, and both the ego and divine cant coexist. 
People take drugs for same purpose to disappear, but dont last long. Dance is the healthier way. 
You can describe a thing from many ways, and same thing with the enlightenment, though i’m only inferring from some glimpses here and there.
Shiva is called nataraja, the lord of dance, for a reason. He embodies divine and also has a statue in nataraja form. Only the indian gods in the whole world are known for dance, with another great dancer being krishna and his raas leela in his childhood days. 

History wise, mevlana rumi, the great sufi poet and an enlightened being, had his dance of whirling dervishes, called sema. Sufism is known for their offering of love to the divine through music. So did the great devotees of krishna, like meerabai and tulsidas. Music comes naturally with devotion.

Divinity has no limitations. Why deny or suppress something which is natural? I’m only talking spirituality here to make my points, and not about religion. They just happen to be connected. In essence, they are same. Becoming more than what you are right now. Becoming boundless.

I want to go and get some rhythm and nataraja moment going.
Dance is a free movement of hands and legs. It can be anyway. Feel the flow inside you. Be the dance.
Let this night be a blissful conscious night, not the unconscious one with drinks. Put a limit. Making memories and passing out dont go together.
Happy New Year. Welcome the new year with a new you.

I wanted to get a statue of nataraja, like the one, mooji has besides him during the satsang, but then i found out that it is not advisable to keep the statue of nataraja, as his dance of tandava symbolises the destruction of universe. So, better play safe. But positively speaking, shiva is known as destroyer, that is of ego.

Socrates triple filter against gossip.

December 21, 2016

​One day, someone came up to him and said, “I want to tell you something about Diogenes.” Socrates said, “I have a simple principle. Whatever you want to say, you must put it through the triple filter.” The man asked, “What is this triple filter?” Socrates said, “First thing – whatever you’re going to tell me now, have you ascertained the truth?” The man said, “No. Someone just told me this.” Socrates said, “So it doesn’t pass the first filter. The second filter is, is it something nice?” “No, quite the contrary – that’s why I want to tell you this.” Socrates said, “Then it doesn’t pass the second filter either. Is it something useful?” The man said, “No, I don’t think it’s useful. I just want to tell you this.” Socrates said, “That means it doesn’t pass any of the filters.”

You should never take pleasure in someone else’s problems by gossiping about them. 

Taken from sadhguru’s isha blog.
http://isha.sadhguru.org/blog/sadhguru/spot/make-your-life-spectacular/

Expectations, the biggest source of disappointment.

December 20, 2016

​Expectations is the biggest source of disappointment. This has got to do with the other.
So, your happiness and sadness depends on others, which can never be stable and reliable. You become a slave to the external situations, which can sway your mind in any directions.
Your remote is in the hands of others.  Its an accident waiting to happen. You will be living by accidents, without any awareness. Anybody can press your raw nerve button and push you around. Only misery and sufferings. 
The lesson here is to find happiness within yourself, which will save you lots of disappointment. Find your own security.
When you are happy from within, your happiness becomes firm and permanent, and nobody can take it away from you. Your happiness is not dependent on others. Your remote is in your hand. You are calm in every situation, no matter how stormy. 
Just do your thing, but dont expect much from others. Or choose your close friends wisely.

As buddha says, make an island onto yourself. 

Aspiration is similar to expectation, but its not necessarily for outer objects. So, aspire for your own joy and happiness, which is eternal.

Why Should A Person Stay at the Ashram? Sadhguru.

December 20, 2016