Posts Tagged ‘philosophy’

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.

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Heart is the way.

December 17, 2017

Minds are many but the 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.

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

February 7, 2017

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/

Don’t be a philosopher. Sadhguru.

February 24, 2016

Everybody is a philosopher. If you ask a drunkard, he has his own great philosophy of why he drinks. Same with thieves. Everybody has a solid philosophy to support whatever nonsense they do. E.g., terrorists.

Without philosophy, you cannot continue your nonsense. Without philosphy, at every moment you have to be aware, to think why should you do this? But once you have a philosophy, you can just continue your nonsense endlessly.

A philosopher fish looks for ocean everywhere, but cannot find it. Humans problem with god is that you are breathing it, eating it, walking upon it, so, you dont know where to look. You cannot perceive ‘cos your perception is limited to sense organs, and it needs comparisons, a background to experience. Sadhguru.

Philosophies are excuses to hide your shortcomings. Stop philosophising and live a conscious life, a life of awareness. Dont blame the situations.

Why Religion and conflicts? Sadhguru.

November 20, 2015

Religion today has been reduced to a belief system. Once you start believing in something which is not yet a reality for you, you are bound to get into a conflict with somebody else because somebody else is bound to believe in something else. As long as people believe in something, conflict is inevitable.

Once people believe what they believe is important, naturally they will try to impose it on other people. People will not call it imposition. They will call it “saving others from ignorance.” But others will get hurt because any impostion hurts.

When someone resists, other methods will be used to coerce them, be it financial aid or threat by violence or anything imaginable. All these simply because one believes in something, and someone else in another.

Religion is not about belief systems. They all started as a method to turn inwards. Inward means it has something to do with individual, and nothing to do with someone else. But when people try to organise this inward step, naturally it gets distorted.

Religion cannot be done on the street. It can only be done within you. If you become truly religious, you must be beyond any kind of conflict, both within and outside. That is the whole crux of the religion.

But today religion means conflict. If people utter the word religion, they are talking generally in terms of conflict. This is because people have reduced an inward step into a set of beliefs.

Because if people have to take an inward step, they have to transform themselves. If people have to believe something, then there is no need for transformation. People can do whatever nonsense they want, and still believe god is up in the heaven.

The crudest, cruelest people have always been talking about god. All the warmongers have been talking about god. And god has been helping them.

The moment you believe something, you have a new kind of confidence. Confidence without clarity. Thats the biggest problem. When idiots become very confident, the world is in danger.

An intelligent person is constantly hesitating with life. With every steps, he wonders whether what he is doing is okay or not. But a fool has absolute confidence, and when his stupidity gets stamped by god, thats it. No looking back. He just can go on doing the most idiotic things, without any problem about it.

The very nature of intelligence is such that if you do something stupid today, tonight your very intelligence will bother you, “why did i do this?” But if you get god’s stamp on your stupidity, you dont have to turn back and see.

You can do grossest things on the planet, and not bother about it, and feel very proud that you are anyway going to go to heaven because you did all these nonsense. There is no experiential knowledge. You are just believing something.

Once you believe something, your beliefs and somebody else beliefs is bound to clash somewhere. The conflict in the world is not between good and evil, please see this. some people may claim it but its not true. It is always one mans belief versus another man’s belief.

So religion has become a problem because we have reduced it into just a set of beliefs. If it was experientially true that you really felt god, then could there be conflict? There is no such possibility.

But because you are growing from belief system, you are not willing to make the effort of going beyond what you have gathered from others and looking at life by yourself. That is why there is conflict.

If you do not know, there will be no conflict. If you know, there will be no conflict at all. But when you pretend to know, there is bound to be a conflict. Sadhguru.

There are many idiots in the world, committing atrocities in the name of god.
This message should go into the heads of as many as possible. Please share.

The essence of spirituality, of true seeking, needs to be brought back into the religions. Otherwise, things will continue as it is, and even get worse. As with degeneration everywhere, religions are not in hands of right people, who unites, not divides.
My understanding and clarity comes from him.

The video to go with it.

And the blog article from isha foundation.

http://www.ishafoundation.org/blog/sadhguru/masters-words/no-more-of-gods-soldiers/