Posts Tagged ‘humanity’

Don’t let fear of suffering limit your possibility. Sadhguru video.

March 12, 2018

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Arunachala ashram. My spiritual home in Canada. Not visited yet.

February 4, 2018

I’ve found a place in Canada that I can call my spiritual home. It’s Ramana’s ashram in Nova Scotia, the 2nd one in North America after New York. They offer free stay for some hours of volunteer work, similar to the original one in tiruvannamalai in south India, which I’ll visit on my next travel as a part of spiritual pilgrimage.

The ashram is right here in Canada, so it’s perfect for me. No travel issues or restrictions. Distance is manageable.

I’ve already been to west coast, and now I get to goto east coast. I will visit some places along the way.

They are open in summer, so my summers will definitely be spent there, and maybe even longer.

I’ve longed for a place for a long and quiet retreat for sometime now and this place offers that. Monte Sahaja didn’t had it. I also get to strengthen my commitment to spirituality by spending long hours here. It’s a perfect place.

A friend has just been to Ramana’s ashram in India, which brought strong urge in me. So I was googling it when I came upon this place. Its godsend.

Lately I’ve been drawn more towards Ramana maharshi, the source. I practice self enquiry.

I’m a drifter and i go where my heart takes me. But I take everything along with me. Being a drifter, I’ve not been able to commit to any one direction. So, my time was spent saving money for travel and spirituality to help clear things up.

Looking forward to my visit there.

The ashram is called Arunachala ashram. It’s named after the holy mountain in tiruvannamalai, at the base where Ramana built his ashram.

Ramana’s ashram is a must visit for me in India.

the link for the ashram.

http://www.arunachala.org/ashrama/nova-scotia/

New year message

January 1, 2018

Time is timeless. All the drama occurs in the relative time, which happens in the backdrop of a greater time, mahakala, which can only be described as endless, eternal time.

While we are still in the relative time, New year gives us the time to reflect on the year gone by and to look forward to a new year, to untie the knots of our patterns, to make things better, to do things differently.

We all carry the seed of timelessness in us. Spirituality is about accessing it. The body withers, but something in us never dies. Something that transcends time.

A year ends to give rise to a new one. We get to see the concept of death and reborn in every new year to re-evaluate things, otherwise it’s too late to change things towards the end of our time.

I’m not going to make any bold resolutions like I did few years ago, and approach things bit by bit.

Heart is the way.

December 17, 2017

Minds are many but heart is one. Know your’s and you will know others too, especially a child’s.

Same heart beats in all, irrespective of species. Heart is oneness. Only a heart can understand another.
Mind is not the goal. Look at how to set your heart free. Flowering is of the heart, not mind.

Heart is life, the only thing that is alive. Mind is just there to handle the logistics of life.
Live by heart, not by a mechanical mind.
The discriminations, ego, insecurities are mainly mind. Heart cannot differentiate. Only love.

Mind is complicated. Heart is simple. Mind is drama. Heart is just life.
Heart is a deeper intelligence, the consciousness.
Liberate heart, not the mind.

Heart is the way, a way to inner peace and even world peace.
Heart is the foundation, from where you start. Get the base right. Mind comes later. Heart knows no religion. What we know in the heart, we know. Rest is story.
Fix the heart, and everything else is a consequence.

Commerce: a service.

February 13, 2017

Commerce is there to serve humanity. But right now, we have structured the economic engine across the world in such a way that human beings are here to serve the economic and commercial process. Sadhguru.

Humans have been reduced to a cog in the great economic engine, which goes on relentlessly, devouring all the resources in the process. This has to be reversed, to revert to the natural way of life from the mechanical, robotic way. A grinding life of mind numbing 9 to 5 job, day in, day out, where you get to live only towards the end of life after retiring, which is simply too late. Poor ones will have to work till death.

Work has become the dominating aspect of today’s life. We are working, not living. Work is not life. It is just a part of it. We are working like ants our whole life. From here to there, there to another.

There has to be a better way, the aesthetic way, the way of the ancient india, bringing back the golden age of spirituality.

A friend shared this great video on the destructiveness and disconnectedness of economics by david suzuki.

Tear down the walls. Sadhguru.

February 8, 2017

Taken from isha blog with same title. A much needed post on our current reality.

On this Spot, Sadhguru shares how painful it is for him to see people unknowingly shutting themselves off from Grace and ultimately wasting their lives. He says, “Walls of self-protection are also walls of self-imprisonment.” In his latest poem “The Wall,” he describes how assumptions can be deceiving and deprive us of the experience of union with everything.

Travelling all over the world, I see too many people walking around with bitter, depressed, or resentful faces. There are many problems in the world, but every problem is a possibility. Only if you grab each problem by its horns and see how to turn it around will you unlock your genius. Only then will you touch the inner dimensions of intelligence that every human being holds. If the deepest dimension of intelligence opens up, you are as good as the Creator. You can do just about anything that can be done within the laws of Nature.

Walls of self-protection are also walls of self-imprisonment.

If you resist, there is no possibility of transformation and growth. A seed that does not sprout is a wasted seed. To sprout means to be willing to shed everything that you were and become something new. There is safety in a dormant seed because there is a shell. If you become a tender sprout, you are vulnerable. If you are not willing to be vulnerable, you are not willing to transform. Whatever does not transform, whatever does not change, is as good as dead. Anything alive is always changing.

Being on the spiritual path but building your own silly attitudes and philosophies to seal yourself off from the rest of existence means wasting your life. Coming in touch with this Grace is an opportunity of many lifetimes. It pains me to see people wasting this possibility and their lives by building walls against everything around them. Walls of self-protection are also walls of self-imprisonment. This is what this poem is about.
The Wall
A cricket’s call could

be a heart-rending

love song. The growl

of the Tiger could be

of loneliness rather

than ferociousness. The

howl of the winds may

bring fortune of rain

and not a trail of

destruction. A serpent’s

hiss not always venomous

Are you missing all calls

for Union and walling yourself

up against life.

Love & grace.

Sadhguru.

A Generous Gift. A short video.

February 7, 2017

What does God look like? Sadhguru. A Short animated video.

February 7, 2017

Giving.

January 30, 2017

Giving less and taking more is considered a smart way to live, while the other way around is considered stupid. 
If all the mothers had not been stupid, then where would you be?
How can you expect a peaceful world, when you have no peace in your heart, with such stingy attitude? People scamming everywhere. The cycle has to stop somewhere.
Make your life a giving. No matter how much you give, you will always be full, not less. 
Serve others before self. Be considerate to others. Look beyond your self interests. In the happiness of others, lies our happiness. 
Make your life a service. This is a beautiful way to live. A meditative way to live. Just keep giving and your ego will crumble. 
If giving is stupid, then so be it. Doing it consciously will help you overcome people’s opinions, and break your limitations.
Only one who gives totally will know life in its totality. Others will not know it. A quote from Sadhguru.
When people have to get something, they lose all logic. When they have to give something, they get perfectly logical! This calculation is killing humanity. 

Another great quote from sadhguru.
The concept for this post was taken from one of sadhguru’s video but i dont remember the name. I just extended it with my own touch.

The way of the heart.

January 22, 2017

Life is heart. No heart, no life. Mind is not life, thoughts are not life.
Mind is the outer heart, while heart is the core, the source. Everything is one, but we sense it differently.
Enlightenment is transcending the mind to access the intelligence of the heart. Its about the heart, not the mind. Heart is the root. Fix the heart, and everything else is just a consequence. A way to go. The way of the heart is the simple way to go as the world has become too complicated. 
Mind is a tool like science, which can be manipulated by the quality of the heart. So, fix the heart. Warm-heartedness is a good start.
Enlightenment is the flowering of the heart.

Liberate your mind to access the heart, not control it.
Heart is grace, which is always in us. We just have to tap it. The last part is for mooji followers.