Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Judgement

Opinions and judgements take no time to come in existence but take a lot of energy and time to be dealt with. Every moment we are making opinions which are not even required but we still put our minds to it! We don't realize but these opinions and judgements change your perceptions and our personality to an extent that it is hard to come back to the initial stage. Before going into the solution of how not to do it, let's discuss why we do it intentionally or unintentionally! Your mind has power to create but it also has a quality to wander. For instance you're reading a book. Your mind wanders with the characters and content of the book. Then it starts going around you and starts remembering and cooking up stories. If not this you will relate to the book or start thinking of finishing it or what will you do after that. Suddenly you're passing judgements on characters of the book or people around you or imaginary situations. Is it really needed? Mind is like the naughty kid on the playground. The more you say no to something it will definitely start thinking about it constantly. The only solution is to observe or be aware. Constantly checking where the mind is wandering. You may ask why is this a topic of discussion? It is so because we are so engrossed in things and situations which can simply be avoided by being aware. For instance someone tells you about a person A. You start making up a judgement. Then when you meet that person, the prior image needs time to fade to make up a new image but it will always be affected by the pervious one!
You never know the back story of the person or how that situation has occurred so why waste time in making up rigid thoughts. Then pass on these thoughts and get into unnecessary and unwanted situations. Just be vigilant and keep coming back to the path you have chosen. It is hard for sure. But keep trying. I'm too!

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Pause

Why are we running? Yes this may strike to you as why this question? What does this mean? But it is something that I observed! When we are kids, we want to grow up fast, be an adult. Thinking we will get some freedom. In adulthood we think about promotions and a perfect partner. In middle age about children. Old age is property issues or health problems or loneliness. This habit is to such an extent that we never live the moment and think about the next. In school thinking about getting into a good college then to a good job then to promotions and this goes on. Just stop for a minute! Yes planning for the future is essential but not at the cost of your present. Live your childhood, better study and acquire knowledge in college. Jobs and properties and children will happen eventually as a by product! Failures and emotional breakdowns are also part of the process. It will all happen. But it all depends on how you look at it! Try to figure out your stabilizer! The one that calms your storms. It may be a person or book or place or spirituality or faith. Because at the end of the day even a optimistic person needs optimism! Balance is what is required in living the moment and using it being aware and productive for the future. You have the solutions to your problems alone and only you have the potential to balance. The mind is what needs to dealt with. Take a pause everyday to introspect and improve. Keep trying! I'm too!

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Essence

Whomever I talk to nowadays is stressed about something or the other! It's sad that some have forgotten optimism! The issue or situation is not with you! You're free! It's the life which takes turns! In this busy lifestyle don't forget the essence! Everyone is different inspite being similar. You can have your own thought process and identity. It's not important to follow the crowd or the words of the trustworthy all the time. You can think for yourself. There is no harm in moving out of a job or place or relation if you feel burdened or terrible about it. It's not always possible to communicate what you feel to the other person. Take the responsibility of how you feel and take action which you feel is right! You're an individual and you have your own essence. Maybe things are not good now but they will turn out how they are supposed to eventually! Take a 2 minutes break every now and then and introspect! It's you who is on top of the priority list! If you are not relaxed and at easy with yourself, how will you be able to cope up with life events? Life is a beautiful road with hurdles in it but it's worth going on a ride! Accept your essence, your individuality and make time for yourself. You can't give explanations to everyone everytime. It's fine if you know the truth yourself. Just be at ease with yourself. Keep trying. I'm too!

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Moving

There will be certain situations and time periods in which you will feel alone and lost! But that is natural. It just needs to be analysed wisely! Its not necessary that the situations and people we have in our lives right now will be with us for the entire lifetime! This fact needs to be assimilated. Imagine yourself on a path and others on their own. Maybe the paths meet or go parallel but it will take it
its own course. Its hard to accept but one needs to learn, let go and move on. This doesn't mean you become emotionless or introvert! Just keep moving and living as the path goes on. Remember its the lessons which needs to be picked up and embraced and not clinging on the life situation. I know it's easier said than done. But you are strong and perfect in your own way. Changing and improving are different. Change happens to your very existence but improving is you remain yourself but just improvise little things for your own good. This life is yours and precious don't lose hope in life path. Just keep moving and improving. Its difficult sometimes but you can do it like you did before. Keep trying. I'm too!

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Improve

Why are we running into different directions in search of peace or happiness? Why do we expect from others? Is changing jobs or people or relationships the solution? Why are we still holding onto relations and situations that hurt us so bad? Usually the answer is " hope" that everything will fall into perfect place and we will be happy and fulfilled. But is it possible? It is only possible when we start working and understanding our own self! We expect because we are scared from our own shortcomings and weaknesses. Spare a moment and ask yourself, are you treating yourself right? Why am I expecting? Why do we have a fear of being alone? Instead of working on our own potential and evolving we are stuck into situations we never thought of. Just stop and look for our own way of peace and improving because that is what we need to do and things will fall into perfect places! Look for your own spirituality and your own Truth! Relax, the path is long. Keep walking and trying. I'm too!

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Exceptions

Why except? Why not transform it to accept? Two small words with deep meanings and holding a powerful key! Why people keep the past exceptions with present life situations? Usually you will hear "let go concept" as a solution. But is it easy? Truthfully no! Why? Because have you stopped and questioned yourself! Are you comfortable? Happy? Where are you going? Where do you want to end up? Do you have a vision for yourself? Here is the key which is missing. "ACCEPT!" Once you are in peace with your own self things gradually they transform themselves! It won't happen in a day that you become aware about this accept concept. It is not applied in a day! But it is a continuous vigilant process. Accept the reality of the situation. Analyse truthfully where you were right or wrong according to your definition! Others can never say what the situation really was or what is the morality in it? Because you were the one who experienced it. Create your own analysis process, become aware and try to accept. If your past "demons" are still after you, they will haunt you and you yourself will ruin everything. And keep in mind nobody can harm you, make you sad or do anything for you! It's YOU and always you who can do that! Companions can be your support systems but the transformation has to happen within. Every moment be aware! Remind yourself about your own existence! This way, I hope you will not indulge in things, persons and situations which are not fulfilling for you. Keep becoming aware and keep trying. I'm too!

P.S ~ Special gratitude to my companion with whom I had a great discussion!

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Way

There is so much more to life then just the usual routine of human beings. Set yourself free from your own false boundaries! Some are still stuck in the past chapters, some in the present routine and some worried about what will happen next? It took hundreds of years of history for the formation of the society and now it's more of a baggage than the glorious representations. The world functions onto something mysterious which science still needs to "discover" and we need to analyse. It's your subjective truth that takes you to your imaginary route not the social norms. Being unaware and frustrated, changing jobs, places or partners you really are missing the cause of this longing. Sit and give yourself time! Because in this busy and ambitious lives we are forgetting ourselves. You're the one who needs to decide your norms and functioning. But it doesn't indicate to be a rebel or hurting sentiments but just being comfortable just being with yourself!! The path is unknown and long but not so difficult that you stop walking. Keep trying! I'm too!

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Thought process!

Why is it so hard to change our own perceptive? What is it which compells us to be rigid about our view? Some state the answer as EGO. It's easier said then done! Let's analysis this process by an example not religious but a day to day one. For one person eating with fork is the way. For another eating with hands is the best. You put these people together in a room with food. You can imagine the amount of explanations both can give about their ways. But why is there a need to explain?? Again ego plays a role here. It's a circular path. You're raised with some set of rules, explanations and taught about a way of living. Similarly other person is raised in a different way. But till the time you start analyzing about the teachings, you've become habitual to the taught practises. Now the ego plays it's part. It tries it's best state proves and explanations for your ways of living. Even if you want to live in a different outlook, the ego gives you reasons not to. The instant thought is "I've been doing this for years." Imagine even for a day to day activity, this thought process goes on and on. Now you can understand why people are sentimental about religious practices because such practices are taught with emotional thought process.
There are 4 divisions in this thinking process as said in the Vedas. A thought travels in between 4 stoppages i.e.  Manas, Chitta, Buddhi and Ahankar. Let's understand this. For instance, "I would like to donate money." Manas just observes that a thought is there, Chitta starts the thinking process. Should I give the money? Is this orphanage or NGO okay? Confusion or duality is created. The thought is transferred to Buddhi. The analysis happens. You come to a conclusion. Many times the thought is transferred back to Chitta. If not it is transferred to Ahankar and decision to taken place.
Imagine the amount of processing is going on just for one thought! The amount of  body energy we consume in seconds. How to get rid of it?? Vigilance is the key. Just be aware and observe. The mind has a tendency of forgetfulness but keep on observing. You don't have to do anything. Just be natural and loose and just observe.
It will take time to initiate such a thing but just remind yourself of it. Keep trying!! I'm too.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Scriptures and Truth

Amongst the battle of Scriptures and paths for becoming one with the Eternal, don't forget that you are "The Truth". It's no where else but inside you. Once the bliss is attained, you transcend from the Scriptures itself! Through Scriptures you cannot attain to truth. But if you attain to truth, you will understand the Scriptures. All Scriptures come from persons who have attained. Buddha once said, " You taste the ocean from anywhere, you will always find it salty." You taste it from the Bible, the Koran or the Bhagavad Gita, the taste is always the same. Scriptures cannot lead you. Infact, they are dead without you! You bring them to life after attaining the truth.
There a famous story about Lin Chi attaining enlightenment. Someone asked him about what was the first thing he did after attaining? He said I laughed and asked for a cup of tea! Because what else to do? It is already there. You are unnecessarily running here and there. You just have to come back to your home!
Don't get disheartened if you are confused or feel lost. You are on your own path in search which is there with you all the time. Don't lose hope! Your efforts will get you somewhere. You just have to try. To find your own universal truth, you are the only one who can make a path for yourself! Just keeping trying. I'm too!

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Spirituality

Is spirituality related to religion or completely different? Spirituality and religion both are paths which help us attain God or the Ultimate Truth! In both of them Jñana, Karma and Bhakti maarga are shown. But what is the difference? Religion is something which is objective in nature and has limitations to it. Spirituality is something which is personal, subjective in nature and limitless! We can say the subjective importance of religion is spirituality. But what "thing" is compelling us to attain the Supreme! By my point of view it is the positive entity of the "thing" which brings up anger in us. What is anger? An unsatisfactory result or imperfections! The desires are left uncompleted or the sense of righteousness according to you is not fulfilled! This "thing"if taken positively compells us to search and realize the truth. This ultimate desire focused just on the Divine with full consciousness, faith and self-surrender can help you become spiritual and reach to your own Ultimate Reality! This is also a teaching in the Bhagavad Gita. Keep trying! It's a long way but the result is surely blissful! I'm trying too!

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Forgetfulness

Everyone has an opinion of their own. But still we are bothered about what the other person thinks. No opinion is wrong at their own space but still we like to challenge or be worried about others opinion. Why? Human being are given the best and correspondingly the worst gift "mind". Why do I say so? Mind is a beautiful servant and a dangerous master. The moment it tries to take control, life is a mess. You will actually keep wandering and mind is already taking charge. Once the mind is incharge, the tongue which has to touching the roof of your mouth within the sealed lips, starts functioning. Do you see how this works. Firstly the forgetfulness makes the mind the master then tongue starts talking then what? Anxiety, anger, negativity and the list starts. Here the mind is the 'man' that the Hindu conception talks about, the master of the sense organs.
Firstly it's hard to analyse that this happens. The forgetfulness has become a bad habit which is hard to overcome. The ultimate is just at the threshold of this forgetfulness! Try this! Look at the second hand of your watch for 5 seconds. See how many times you actually zone out or forget! The person who with awareness can make 60 seconds straight, has known existence.
Just stay aware about this forgetfulness! Keep trying! I'm too.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Keys

Nowadays everyone is aware about spiritual practices and paths. But knowing is not enough! We still get stuck and look for answers (I'm no exception). The two essential ascepts that we are usually missing are:
1. Gratitude.
2. Surrender with full faith.
3. Having a vision.

On spiritual path these three are important keys which can unlock any lock that you desire. It's not easy to follow either. Gratitude is a must. A friend of mine usually quotes "With gratitude, grace flows!". Thanking the mighty for the smallest of thing is what makes us aware and in the moment. Surrendering to the ultimate (whomever you follow) and having complete faith is difficult. Generally we question the ways and situations of our life. But we need to remind ourselves that whatever is happening is planned and taken care for. When these two keys are dealt with vision automatically comes in the picture. The ultimate himself/herself shows us what to do and which way to follow. Completely surrender and let the magic take care of everything in your lives. In my view the mighty knows better than us. But don't take liberty by saying everything is taken care of! He/she can show you the path but you are the only one who needs to walk on it.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Free will

"The choice is yours!" This simple statement can change your thought process like never before. Why do I say so? In this statement there are two important aspects. Firstly surrendering to ultimate reality (that you believe in) and secondly taking responsibility of your actions. The irony is we don't follow or accept both of them. If these two are taken care of, positively automatically follows. As Sartre said perform any action but take full responsibility of it.
Likewise the situations of our lives needs to accepted and taken full responsibility of. For instance, if you're diabetic it's totally your wish to eat sweets or not. I know quoting the view with simple example is easy but atleast take a step to become aware of these aspects. Try surrendering and accepting your own flaws and greatness. See how the perception changes and situations automatically becomes positive and brimming with joy.