UPANISHADS! Before explaining a book, we have to explain what it stands for. Before explaining what it stands for, I have to explain who made it stand for that. Before explaining who made it stand for that, I have to explain who wrote it. That is where now the whole thing starts. How can we tell the modern world that something exists, that there is a book which has no author? Profound, extraordinary expressions, truths, realizations, revelations, but no author! Author is dissolved in the authenticity of the truths.
Please understand, whenever a book is written, the truth and the personality who presents the truth, both of them are expressed in that book. That is why I always tell people that all books are biographies of the author. Please understand, whether it is a science or a history or a religion or philosophy, self-development, whatever classification you give, all books you have to basically classify as “Biography”, because, there is no book which does not have the smell, presence, touch of the author, please understand. In the libraries, we should classify first all books as “Biography”. Under the section “Biography”, you can classify as “Biography based on Religion”, “Science based on Religion”, “Mysticism based on Religion”, “Self-help based on Religion”. The more the personal involvement, more it becomes fiction, understand? In a science book, the more the scientist is present, the less the science is present. In a philosophy book, the more the philosopher is present, the less the philosophy is present. In a history book, the more the historian is present, the less the facts and the history, the less the authenticity or the truth of the history is present. When the historians have personal interests, likes, dislikes, history can never be presented to you authentically. In any book, the more the author is present, the less the truth is presented; the more his personal touch, the less the reality.
That is why I always insist that all pharmaceutical companies should be non-profit organizations. Having medical care under the “profit industry” is the most dangerous.
Please understand, Share Trading, Forex Trading, Currency Trading, all these are stupidity; no problem. Keep it under the “for profit” people. The “for profit” mentality is a madness the world is suffering! Let the mad people work with the delusions. Currency is a delusion. Share is a delusion. So, let the mad people live with delusions. But health is a reality. Let it not go under the hands of mad people, understand. Greed is legal madness, legally-accepted madness. Greed is legally-accepted madness. Currency, Share Trading, all these, all these are the delusions of the human mind which was developed by the collective greed. The mad people who are deluded by the collective greed, let them play with delusions, the collective delusions; no problem. No problem! But, food, clothes, shelter, medical care, the basic needs of human-beings should be kept out of “for profit” industry, the “for profit” madness, the “for profit” world, the greed.
I am studying some of the principles of allopathy medicines, and I wanted to boldly tell you guys, I am falling in love with the allopathy system. The system itself is not wrong. There is so much of re-invention of the ayurvedic principles in allopathy. Some of the vital components they missed; that is different. Some of the vital components, allopathy missed or is yet to catch up; that is different. But the system itself is not cunning or created for exploitation. No! The system itself is not created for exploitation out of any cunningness. So many important components of life have got caught under the legally-accepted madness of greed. Actually, we don’t need any more wealth to align the world. We just need more intention to align the world, and we will have new humanity immediately. Just these few things: Let the basic needs of human life – food, clothes, shelter, medical care – let them be free from the poisons of the human mind, greed and fear. Let them be kept away. Let nobody’s fear and greed exploit these four.
One great thing I found in the western countries, especially in America, the United States of America, the great thing is, the majority of the hospitals are non-profit organizations. I am so happy about it! I am so happy about it! But the pharmaceutical industry is not non-profit. In India it is the other way: The majority of the hospitals are “for profit” entities, but much of the medicines are available for very less price. The basic things of life should be kept out of the human mind’s madness. In India, in the Vedic Tradition, in the Upanishadic period, pharmaceutical industry and the hospitals, both were non-profit, completely non-profit. Both were under the non-profit sector.
Anywhere the person, human mind intervenes, the truth is either diluted or killed. Knowledge was always non-profit in India. In the Vedic Tradition, knowledge was always non-profit. And there was insistence of knowledge being non-profit and Guru begging and feeding the disciples! Knowledge in the non-profit sector kept the purity of knowledge, because….. See, fear is neither socially nor legally accepted madness of humanity. But, unfortunately, greed has become legalised madness of humanity.
Please understand, through this series of Upanishadic talks, talks on the Upanishads, I am not just going to talk on the Upanishads, I am going to bring back the vision of the Vedic civilization.
Weapons, army, should be “for profit” industry, highly taxed, heavily taxed. Entertainment should be “for profit” industry, heavily loaded with tax. But food, clothes, shelter, medicine, the basic things should be non-profit. That is the only way we can keep human-beings safe on the Planet Earth. Food should not become “for profit” industry. The spirit of “anna dhaana” – sharing food – should be kept alive in large scale. I bow down to the Sikhs, the Sikhs in India. Sikhism as a religion kept, and is keeping, India’s spirit of sharing food. I tell you, just that one spirit is responsible still why we have not fallen prey to a single “for profit” entity in the field of food. In many developed countries, the whole country is dependent on a few of the “for profit” companies for their whole food and food supply. Hats off to the Sikhs and the Jains, and the Lingayats of Karnataka! By doing “anna dasoha” (free community meals), the Lingayats of Karnataka kept that tradition of “food is free”. I wanted to tell all my disciples, make this truth – “Food is Free” – to revive the Vedic Tradition. The food industry should not go under any “for profit” or not even “non-profit”; it should be freely available.
Throughout this Upanishadic Series, I will spell out the clear vision of Vedic civilization. From the Akashic Records I will read out the truths how the Vedic civilization existed. As I said, I am not going to interpret; I am just going to intercept and present it to all of you.
In the Upanishadic periods we were very clear what should be non-profit, what should be for profit, what should be heavily taxed, what should be freely available. Food should be freely available. It should not come under “for profit” industry, because, all the best things should not be influenced by greed and fear of human-beings. And, history should be kept out of the minds of vested interests. Any psychological fear or greed makes the history written by the person as “for profit” industry. Please understand, there are many historians who belong to “for profit” industry. There are a few who belong to non-profit industry. The “for profit” historians, non-profit historians, this should be segregated, separated first. People who have specific fear and greed, vested interests on some ideas, ideologies, persons, are called “for profit historians”. Unfortunately, unfortunately, society does not recognize the psychological fears and greeds and vested interests. See, physically when somebody is greedy and makes billions of dollars, you recognize it. A certain kind of anger gets built towards them. The “Have Nots” always have deep anger towards these “Haves”. That is why all the mass media, the so-called mainstream media is always against the “Haves”, because the consumer of the mass media is the “Have Nots”; they are catering to their consumers, clients. With the understanding that kind of a hatred “Have Nots” built towards “Haves”, those who have. Please understand, the “Have Nots” have started developing a kind of anger towards those who have. But, unfortunately, these psychological greedy guys who have vested interests, fear or greed towards some ideology or person, their sickness and the damage they cause to the consciousness of humanity is not at all recognized by the society.
Please understand, society, if any society wants to live in peace, create a heaven, the Sathya Loka of the Upanishadic periods, that society should understand that the way you perceive you, the way you are taught about you, is from history, and the people who write your history should be out of (free from) psychological fear and greeds and vested interests. If you are reading the history written by the people with vested interests, and based on those information, the way it is presented to you, if you create an idea about you, I tell you, you are dead, you will be suffering with the same problems the historian was suffering. The same fears and greeds he has will be transmitted to you. How careful you are when you eat your food because it is going to become part of your life, that careful you should be when you eat the ideas, means, reading books, receiving information. Your education should be completely out of non-profit, “for profit”; it should be completely free. Knowledge is free. That is why the Upanishads are now available to you freely.
I am not just going to comment on the Upanishads alone; I am going to speak, expand, reveal the truths of the subtle nuances, the base of the Vedic civilization, the basic principles of the Upanishadic civilization.
Understand, in the pharmaceutical industry, if you allow the fear and greed of the individual, the whole world will be sick, consuming pills every day. That is what I am seeing has happened to humanity. See, every day the kind of pills people are forced to eat! In India, medicine was not that important component at all as part of life. Food itself was medicine! But, unfortunately, now, even a lower-middle-class man or the lower-class man in the social strata economically, even the lower-class man, just like a dessert, eats a cup of tablets!
I tell you, in any field you allow the fear and greed of the individuals to make the decisions, you are doomed in that field! Gone! Capitalism is okay; you play with the delusions. See, currency itself is a delusion. “Gold has a value” is a delusion. “Diamond has a value” is a delusion. “Currency has a value” is a delusion. Let the mad people live with the delusion. Don’t let them play with the reality which is our food, our medicine. You want to make money? You want to feel rich? No problem! Work with gold. Work with diamond. Work with Share Trading. Work with Share Market. Work with Currency. Keep them all in huge buildings under lock and key! And feel that you are the owner of that, and feel proud about it. You are happy! You be with them! They be with you! Somebody we need to take care. Let the human madness of fear and greed not affect the every-day life of the large part of humanity. And same way, in history, if the individual’s fear and greed is allowed to work, please understand, that exact fear and greed will be transmitted constantly generations after generations.
The one and only way to purify humanity and revive the Upanishadic civilization is: history should be written by the people who have the pure vision. Please understand, the vision influenced by fear and greed is one; pure vision is totally different. Vision influenced by people with fear and greed distorts even while they are seeing what they are seeing, understand. Even while they are seeing, what they are seeing is distorted by them, by their own fear and greed. And if they pen it down and you start imbibing that in your life, I don’t know who can save you! I don’t think anyone can save you! You will be imbibing the same fear and greed patterns in your life.
Fear and greed in food and medicine makes your body impure. Fear and greed in the history and concepts you get makes your psychology impure. Fear and greed in religious and spiritual ideas makes your consciousness bound.
Religion and spirituality should be completely kept out of any physical, material, psychological, vested interests, because, if any material, psychological vested interests involve themselves into the religious concepts and spiritual principles, I tell you, that is it! That is the worst crime against humanity! Mahadeva, I am so grateful I belong to Upanishadic Tradition where the complete purity of religious and spiritual principles is maintained! Be blessed, feel blessed that we are all following a tradition which has kept the highest purity, which has kept itself so pure without any material or psychological vested interests into our spiritual principles. No Upanishadic rishi was a servant of somebody or boss of somebody, please understand. No Upanishadic rishi is a servant of somebody or a boss of somebody, and they did not have vested interests or ideology to maintain, needed to be maintained, or an organization which needs to be kept alive forever. No! I am so proud and happy we do not have an organization-based religious structure. That kept us pure without any psychological, material, materialistic vested interests of fear and greed!
The purity of any product will be reduced if the influence of individual gets into it. Whether it is pharmaceutical medicines, whether it is prescribed drugs, or history written by human-beings, the more the influence of the individual, the less it is truthful and useful to humanity. As I said, all scientific books are biographies, all history books are biographies, all fiction books are biographies. All books first should be classified as “Biography”. Then, under “Biography”, there can be sub-classifications, sub-divisions – History, Geography, Science, whatever you want you can. As on now, the way humanity is, so person-based, individualistic, power centric, I don’t know how to tell humanity that there is a book which exists without author! That is why I am taking time. How can I introduce a book which really does not have an author? Apourushya! Means, “not created by any person”, “not written by any person”!
Upanishads, by the very introduction, the first line, they are mystical. Please understand, when you introduce yourself to anybody, just by your name, the parents, and the background – means, the place from where you are – your ninety-five percent of the introduction is over! Only the remaining five percent the person is going to decide based on your actions. Same way, the Upanishads, just by this one word – “apourushya” – means, “authorless”, I have introduced Upanishads to all of you. Why authorless? Because it is not touched by any vested interests! The vested interests are at different levels: Material level – money, all that. Second, the psychological level – trying to influence people as you want so that you will be the leader. Then, next, the collective psychological level – trying to keep certain ideology up and alive for generations and trying to influence humanity through some ideology and keeping humanity under the control, keeping under the control and bound through certain ideology. Upanishads are free from all these levels of corruptions, neither bottom level, nor middle level, or high level. Corruption-free book in the whole universe is Upanishads! Corruption-free knowledge, corruption-free book, corruption-free knowledge source is Upanishads! No individual is involved. No individual is glorified. No individual’s vested interest exists. Authorless – “apourushya”! Aprameya, Achinthya, Anirvachaniya, Apourushya! No author! The names of the people who penned down did not get recorded because it is not their thoughts. There is no influence of them on the thoughts revealed in the book. There is no influence of Upanishadic rishis on the great truths revealed in the book. That is why it is “apourushya”! Apourushya!
If at all in India, the media industry is non-profit, I tell you, not only we will be the top of the world, we will be already having the Vedic civilization, Upanishadic civilization, the enlightened civilization, Sathya Loka. The Information & Broadcasting industry, information feeding industry, should be out of (free from) any “for profit” vested interests, especially ideological fears and ideological greeds. It should be out of (free from) ideological fear-greed industry. If somebody is greedy and he handles only money and gold, he will not harm the society. Good, let him live with his private madness in his separate world. Let him add as many zeroes as he wants in his bank balance in the electronic screen of the computer. Let him go on declaring, ‘Today the gold rate is, each gram billion dollars”; no problem. Because, that is not directly going to affect humanity. None of us are going to die if we don’t wear gold jewellery. So, all the things which do not affect humanity directly, let it be with the “for profit” people; the legally-accepted madness of greed. Great! No problem! But, the purity of History, Information Broadcasting, and religious, spiritual ideas should not be allowed to be contaminated by the vested interests who have a certain fear or greed towards certain principles or ideas.
The first verse of the Brahmasutras starts with:
|| अथातो ब्रह्म जिज्ञासा || “Athaatho Brahma Jignaasa” – “Now let us inquire into the reality”.
Means, no vested interests, no presumptions, no theories, not even a presumption “In God We Trust”. No! After the study of the Brahmasutra, the disciple can choose to be an atheist or theist. Such vast possibility! I tell you, knowledge should be from the source of possibility. Knowledge should be from the source of freedom. The more and more I remember the purity of the inner-space of the Upanishadic rishis, the more and more I dedicate my life to them, I re-dedicate my life to them again and again. Whenever I remember them, I fall in love with them. Whenever I remember them, I just surrender myself to them. Whenever I remember them, again and again, I just re-dedicate myself to them. What an inner-space of no vested interests even towards some ideologies, some ideas! That is why they were so alive even to update themselves. They were alive to reinvent themselves. I have to go on and on and on, on the Upanishadic rishis!
Apourushya! Apourushya! Apourushya! No, no, no spiritual tradition had the courage to establish themselves on apourushya! No author, no founder, no co-ordinator, no convenor! I am so happy to be born in a country where food industry is not in the hands of the “for profit” bosses, it is not exploited by the vested interests of fear and greed. I am so happy I am born in a religion where the spiritual truths and religious truths are not influenced by any vested interests or fear and greed of those who penned it down. I tell you, this is not just the good news; it is the best news! Spread it all over the world! We are from the religion which has no founder! We are from the religion which has no author! We are from the tradition which is completely freedom-based! What a purity of an ideology! What level of purity is maintained when the truths are presented! What a brilliance, understand! Upanishads are not from tribal minds. And, first of all, being a tribal is not wrong. In the modern day, being a tribe, the word is used as if they are uncivilized, which is wrong. Please understand, the Upanishads are from the ultimate civilized and most sophisticated brains. I tell you, if at all our civilization reaches the maturity in future, anywhere down the line, in a few thousand years, religion, and history, information & broadcasting, all the three will become purely non-profit and uninfluenced by the individual’s fear and greed and ideologies. The system of a religious organization should banned to keep the purity of the ideas taught. When the organizational priorities come into consideration and existence, the truths are compromised. I promise to all of you in the presence of Mahadeva, I will reveal the purity of the Upanishads with integrity, authenticity, responsibility and enriching, without any ideological dilution or vested interests of any form of fear or any form of greed, I will reveal it to all of you. I should say, the better word is, ‘it will be revealed to everyone in its original pure form.
’ O Mahadeva, I take the responsibility to retain the purity in all the ways I can, and I surrender and request you to retain the purity in its best form as you are the ultimate pure source of the pure truths of the Upanishads!
This is the only way we can surrender our gratitude, love, respects to those great souls, the rishis of the Upanishads. Retaining the purity of those teachings without the interference of our fear and greed is the only way we can offer our gratitude to those great beings and their purity and their sacrifice and their dedication.
O, the rishis of the Upanishads, I invoke all of you! Let all your presence be here! I request all of you, I pray to all of you, let all your presence be here and the pure truth be revealed through this Upanishadic Series and make everyone live Advaitha!
I tell you, the rishis retained the purity of the truth because that is the best way to exist. Best way to exist, best way to breathe, best way to eat, best way to clothe, best way to entertain yourself, best way to enjoy the pleasures and joys of life, best way to think, best way to feed, best way to exist is to be in the source of pure truth.