How to build the authentic identity


First thing, one of the biggest mistake our bhaashyakaaraas, vaarthikaakaaraas, tikaakaaras. Hinduism has commentators commenting on commentary, commenting on the commentary of the commentary.  Please listen, Hinduism has commentators, people who comment on the commentary, people who comment on the commentary of the commentary.  Bhaashyakaaras are commentators, vaarthikakaaraas are the commentators of the commentary, tikakaaraas are the commentators on the commentary of the commentary.  Let me tell you the truth as it is, the stark reality.

Please understand, as a representative of Hinduism and Spiritual Head of one of the oldest apex bodies of Hinduism, now very recently coronated as one more Peetadhipathi of one of the oldest mathas, the name will soon be revealed.  Listen, I am a representative of Hinduism.  I don’t mean to disrespect Hinduism.  But I need to tell you the problem we created for ourself.  The stark reality is – a very big miss which led to a very big mess – we started thinking that the space of the “no-mind” can be directly achieved from this messy mind. Both your legs are tied with the chain in this mess mud, but you go on thinking you can just jump and fall into heaven. It is very unfortunate, the bhaashyakaaraas, vaarthikakaaras, tikakaaraas, of many of the Hindu philosophies. Usually  Bhaashyakaaras means Shankara, Vaarthikakaaras means Sureshwaraachaarya.  But, here, when I am using the word bhaashyakaara, vaarthikakaara, tikakaara, I am not mentioning them, I am not talking about them, I am talking about many people who tried to interpret, missed this, one of the  important point:

From the messy mind, you cannot take a jump into the “no-mind” space.  Only from an organized mind, you can enter into “no-mind” space, beyond “mind” space.

Ramakrishna was able to catch it because Ramakrishna is an experiential expression.  He says very clearly, ‘It is from Vidya Ahankaara only you can jump into the space of “no ahankaara”.

So the first thing all of us have to realize is, the authentic identity you are building is a spiritual practice. Only from this you can take the quantum jump of beyond identity, the space of beyond identity.  We always think, ‘After all from the bridge if I am going to jump into the river why should I build the bridge?’  But without bridge if you directly try to jump into the river, you may die by hitting yourself on a rock.  From the banks if you just try to jump into the river, what will happen?  You may die on the rocks which are there in the banks!  So, even to jump into the river, you need to find the right place from where you can really swim and enjoy the river.  So you need to build a bridge even if you are going to jump into the river.  You need to build an authentic identity even if you are going to enter into the space of “beyond identity”.  That’s the first lesson.

Buddhism, I tell you – being one of the leaders of Hinduism, I tell you with all the respect – Buddhism did not miss this truth: You need to build  mind to jump beyond mind.  Very unfortunate, we missed it!  We really missed it! A very bad miss!  We were always imagining –  just like that suddenly you can jump into.  It is possible – I am not saying it is not possible – sudden enlightenment is possible, but it is not for  mass.  Very rare,  few intelligent beings declare the sudden Completion like Valmiki, Ramadasa, Arunagirinatha Swamigal of Tiruvannamalai – not Arunagiri Yogishwara, but Arunagirinatha, a great devotee of Subramanya – Kanakadasa.  There were, there are, there will be a few beings who had the spontaneous enlightenment, the sudden jump into the mindlessness, into the Cosmos, into the consciousness, declared Completion suddenly.  But that is not a system; that is an exemption. Exemption cannot be celebrated as a system; that is one of the biggest mess and miss Hindus had.

Please understand, we SHOULD know our problems, only then we can correct it.  The practices of building the mind, practices of building the mind – listen, I am using this word once more – the practices of building the mind is as important as practices of building the body like eating, sleeping.  I wanted this as the punchline for today.  Just like sleeping, Completion is required for mind.  Just like eating, Authenticity is required for the mind. For body, eating; for mind, Authenticity.  For body sleeping; for mind, Completion.  Like how we eat whole day!  If you don’t have work, you are only eating or drinking.  Morning the moment you wake up, little fruit, two bread, one cup coffee; and then brush the teeth, finish one-two-three, come back and have just a few idlis, hot idlis-chutney-sambar; and then while you are driving to the office, little French fries and two-three burgers; then the moment you reach the office, Coca Cola!  Whole day how you go on and on and on eating!  There are some people who just faint the moment they hear about my disciples’ Nirahara!  Forget about doing Nirahara, the moment they hear that my disciples, many of them live without food,  they die, they faint!  ‘Without eating?’

All of you should know I may not be directly conducting the Nirahara Samyama, but it goes on, thanks to, hats off to the sincerity of Sri Priyan and Nithya Devi!  Twenty-seven batches of Nirahara Samyama, Level-1, Level-2, Level-3 is done successfully and it is going on. I wanted this to be part of our University syllabus also.  Thanks to Sri Priyan and Nithya Devi’s sincerity.  I am seeing regularly they put it in the Facebook, enrol the people, send the instructions, conduct the Nirahara Samyama.

Understand, just by listening about Nirahara Samyama, people die!  Many people. Anyhow.

 Authenticity is much more important than eating. Same way, sleeping; Completion is much more important than sleeping.  Whole day build your identity with Authenticity.  See every step, every action, every inch, every step, every action, every inch, every thought goes on should get aligned to what you want to be.

Listen. The muscles which are not becoming part of your body only becomes tumour.  Your thoughts and actions, words which are not becoming your authentic identity only becomes incompletion.  Your incompletions receives energy from you.  Your tumour grows from the energy supplied by your body.  Don’t think your enemy is supplying energy to your tumour from somewhere.  No, your enemy should not agitate you with the wrong beliefs.  You should agitate your enemy with the right facts.

Understand, never allow yourself to be agitated by your enemies. Be very clear, no enemy can supply energy to your tumour. No enemy can supply energy to your inauthenticity.  It is YOU who supply energy to your inauthenticity, YOU who supply energy to your tumour; nobody else!

So whole day you will see your thoughts, your actions, your words strengthen the inner-image, outer-image, others-image, life-image you want to create. Tuning your thoughts, words, actions to your authentic identity whole day and living is what I call “Perpetual Completion”.  Listen.  Perpetual Completion. Whole day, whole night, continuously, perpetually your thoughts, words, actions strengthening your authentic identity, is “Perpetual Completion”.  If you want your identity to be very friendly, loving, never ever use a strong abusive word. Don’t think, ‘No I want to be friendly with that group, but with this fellow if I use an abusive word, what is wrong?’  No! That group may not listen to this word but the effect of this word will be there inside you which will be smelt by that group!  You can never cheat yourself.  So understand if you think logically you can hide information here, information there, life doesn’t work like that.

Bring Authenticity to your thinking, action, words.  I tell you, the power Authenticity gives you!  If you are my disciple, if you have lived around me and felt awed by the power I radiate.  See I cannot compare, I cannot give any other explanation, definition; I can only speak from my experience.  Please understand if you are my disciple, if you have lived around me, if you have experienced the power I radiate, if you have been awed by it, I just want to tell you one word, with all my Integrity I tell you: THAT COMES FROM AUTHENTICITY.

Practice Authenticity.  I tell you, even if you are sitting in a secret cave and locking yourself and practicing Authenticity, the moment people see you, they will simply walk behind you.  How do you think all these thousands of Ashramites and Swamis and volunteers leaving everything behind and walking behind me?  Neither then nor now I have a separate training session or the invitation session for Ashramites. The Authenticity you radiate will make thousands of beings filled, understand? If you can speak into your listening, the words you utter will speak into millions of people’s listening. When your actions become authentic to you, you will have thousands of hands to act for you. When your words become authentic to you, your words will move millions of lives.  When your thinking becomes authentic to you, you will be able to reproduce that same thinking in millions of people, understand?  Just if you authentically align your thinking to your authentic image – your inner-image, outer-image, others-image, life-image – if you just align you to your Authenticity, suddenly your thinking will become so powerful, it’ll simply fill, inspire, show the path to millions!

Understand, I have nothing other than my authentic thinking but that is everything! I am not an intellectual, orator, doctorate, Ph.D., pachadi, kichadi, this University, that University.  I do not have Degrees.  In many countries when I enter that country they ask me, ‘What for you are coming?’  When I say, ‘to take classes’, they think I am going to attend classes – means, I am going to study there – because they don’t see any Degree, any qualifications in my papers. Then it takes a lot of time to make them understand I am going to teach.  Anyhow. I don’t even have time to prepare for my satsanghs, nor I have mind to think and plan.  I only have one strength – my Authenticity – which goes on producing the truths in a different, different, different, different way, the way it reaches you; that’s all.

I tell you, when your thinking has become authentic, every situation happening in your life, everywhere, you will be able to give solution for the individual and you will be able to inspire thousands, or I can say, millions with your authentic thinking.

Authentic thinking is an asset useful for you and for others for Janmas to come, for births to come.

So today  ten minutes if you sit and align your words, thoughts, actions as you want your identity to be, this practice will be useful for you not tomorrow, day-after-tomorrow, but forever. For Janmas to come this is the wealth you earned already!

The wealth of outer world like a gems, dollar, precious metal, land, all these will be useful for you as long as you have this body.  Once it is dead, it will not be useful for you.  But actually I am working on creating a new system; I am already consciously scanning and studying how the Tibetan Lamas, Karmapas, reincarnations are recognized.  So now I am going to make the same system.  If you are a Mahant and build the Sangha, then you come back and join the Gurukul, then next birth you take charge of the same ashram and become the Shri mahant till you achieve enlightenment!  No it is possible. It is possible the same birthmark will be there when you come back and with that you can be recognized.

See when you are alive during certain initiations, the high peak energy of your body is awakened.  In that highest Kundalini moment, there are some specific tattoos which are put in your body in a very secret code and it is recorded in your Will.  Next time when you come back, you will carry that same birthmark in same place in the same shape.  It is possible.  It is possible.  How I am carrying the birthmark of this whole Bidadi map, Bidadi campus map is there as a birth mark.  It is possible. Please understand, I am not talking some foolish superstitious things; I am talking a very practical, simple possibility. Because Tibetan Buddhists who are the 52nd Marhi of the Mahanirvani Akhada, have used this process, have used this technique.

Wealth can be useful only in one birth.  Knowledge can be useful only in one birth.  But Authenticity will be useful for Janmas, births after births after births.  If you build the authentic identity, you don’t even need to have the birthmark to come back and reclaim your wealth. The moment you land, you will see everything is there around you. Many of our Krama Brahmacharis are “last time missed” only.  Now they are back!

Bhagavad Gita very beautifully says, Bhagawan explains, ‘Even if you practice little of this Yoga, it will be a great help for you for your births and births and births to come, Janmas and Janmas and Janmas to come.’  I tell you, I’ll exactly say the same thing for your Authenticity.  Even if you put a little energy and practice, it’ll help you so much.

Let me give you the exact practicing technique:

Sit and see: This action you are doing is it furthering the identity you want to build, or is it compromising?  The thinking you are having, is it furthering the identity you want to build?

See, you want to have the identity of “always blissful”, but you are all the time worried and depressed and go on encouraging the thought-trend of depression, thinking that one day Swamiji will touch you on your forehead, and suddenly the bliss will happen, and after that I’ll always be blissful, now I’ll continue to be worrying as I am .’  Whom are you cheating?  I can only put fire.  Whether to be a banana tree or a bomb is up to you.  I can only put fire.  If you are a camphor you will just catch.  If you are a banana tree, fire will be put off.  If you are a bomb, not only you will catch, you will explode and burn everything else around you!  Banana tree is the fools who miss the Guru. Camphor are the enlightened beings.  Bombs are my Sannyasis!  Understand.  But end of the day I can only put my fire nothing else.

Understand, building Authenticity is perpetual Completion. That should be your perpetual spiritual practice.

People ask me, ‘Swamiji, so many organizations have so many different spiritual practices.  What should be the continuous spiritual practice for our Sangha, our devotees?  Should we do Ajapa Japa?  Should we do this mantra?  Should we do the Unclutching?’

Now, I tell you: Perpetual Completion should be the perpetual spiritual practice for all my disciples!  That should be the message for the whole universe, the whole humanity.

I bless you all.

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About Sri Nithya Sadashivatmananda

Initiated disciple of His Holiness Sri Sri Paramahamsa Nithyananda Swamiji.