08 September, 2012

The ex-dacoit wrote the Ramayana-We too can rise from the ashes of our life.

A part of infinity is also infinite.

When infinite is taken out of the infinite; what remains is also infinite.

When that infinite merges back to infinite; the resultant is again infinite.

Simple logic; isn’t it.

The Upanishads tell us this; not to explain mathematics but the philosophy of our existence, our soul.

Our soul has evolved from the infinite; after creating our soul that infinite remained as infinite, nothing changed.

Our soul being a part of the infinite is also infinite. {Having the same attributes}.

When it will merge back with the infinite; the infinite will remain infinite.

"Om purna madah purna midam
Purnat purna mudachyate
Purnasya purna madaya
Purna meva vasishyate
Om shanti shanti shantih"

this can also be explained as:
From Fullness comes that Fullness....
From the Whole, the Whole arises...
From completeness, completeness comes forth....
A perfect born out of the perfect....

Then why do we limit ourselves?

I have written this article because most people think that the path to light and enlightenment is a different path which can only be practiced by staying away from the world.

The term meditating in a cave in the Himalayas is often used.

More important than abandoning the world is to abandon what holds us to the material world.

One does not have to go to the Himalayas to realize that love is more profound than lust.

The Himalayas are 50 million years old and as far as I know the soul in us is ageless.

The person who seeks wealth; gets rich.
The one who desires love; that soul is one day capable of giving and receiving love.
The soul which seeks the light; will experience the light.
The light that enlightens, the light of God.

The only thing is that; that light will be the light of our own soul, that what we sought outside will emerge from inside and the world will experience one more enlightened soul.

If the ex-dacoit wrote the Ramayana and became the great Sage Valmiki; we too can rise from the ashes of our life; like the phoenix; the mythical sacred fire bird which has the ability to be reborn from its own ashes.

01 September, 2012

Break Free.

There were many who dared to think and act against the fixed norms of society.

Adi Shankaracharya  challenged the society and stood up against the brahim's; breaking all customs, he is known as the biggest reformer and Jagadguru, literally meaning the Guru of the world. 

When Columbus insisted that their lay a continent on the other side no one believed him.

When the Beatles created an entirely different sort of music and dressed differently; no one accepted them, then one day they rocked the world with their look and sound.

Paulo Coelho when he was a teen wanted to follow his dreams; he was admitted to a mental hospital as he did not go with the traditional ways.
He grew up to write “The alchemist” the story of a youth who believes and follows his dream; this book has been translated into 71 languages and 65 million copies have been sold worldwide.

JK Rowling wrote “Harry Potter” an unusual children book, at first no one wanted to print it; ultimately she became richer than the queen.

All these people lived in their own world.

It was said that the dark ages will be the age of the machines.

This is so true; humans have become like machines, fixed ideas, fixed lifestyle.

People expect you to have a steady job, no matter you have to work like a machine throughout the day; people keep on asking you why have you not married after marriage they keep on asking you why you do not have children {to add to the burden of overpopulation}

People have become slaves; slaves to their fixed way of life.

Today how many school students are happy with the valueless education system?

If an adult wants to take a day off for from office, can he do it easily? Either he has to think of the loss of pay or his work load.

Can anyone dare to dress a little differently from the rest?

How many of us have danced when we felt like dancing?

How many of us cried openly in front of everyone?

How many times we had to check our emotions?

Humans can only claim to be free.


My next article will be on spiritual freedom.