Nothing, nothing, as I said, nothing at all is said extra in the Upanishads. As I said, you cannot edit them. No editing is possible. It is so precise, perfect! And, you cannot comment on it. Nothing extra can be added to it. May be you can highlight something and go on repeating it. You cannot comment on it.
नैनं छिन्दन्ति शस्त्राणि |
नैनं दहति पावकः ||
Nainam chindhanthi shasthraani |
Nainam dahathi paavakaha ||
(Weapons cleave It not; Fire burns It not.)
No one can cut it and take it away from you! No one can burn it and take it away from you!
All of us have the Mahadeva component in us. How much ever you deny, you do catch a glimpse of that, you do experience it. You can go on denying, ‘No, no, no, that and all is not there. Unnecessarily why should I imagine and create mess? No, no.’ You can go on denying, denying. See, for example, if I denied the existence of these plants and didn’t revere them, respect them for their existence, nothing, they may not have grown. They would just have had their usual growth. But the moment I respect their existence, they also respect their existence. The moment I respect you as a sannyasi, enlightened being, Mahadeva’s embodiment, Shiva Gana, you also start respecting you.
When you know the Mahadeva component in you is still active, alive, does not expire, you fall in love with you!
I tell you, falling in love with yourself is the only way to keep “Nithyothsaaha” – “Nithya Uthsaaha” – “eternal excitement”.
Nothing else can give you eternal excitement. Even if you fall in love with me, I will push that love back on you, telling, ‘Fall in love with your component of me, your component of Mahadeva.’ When you fall in love with me, you fall in love with my component of Mahadeva. Even that can be denied by your mind after some time with the mind game, play, and all that. But, fall in love with your component of Mahadeva which is eternal excitement, inspiration, Nithyothsaaha, Nithya Uthsaaha. I tell you, the person who has touched the eternal excitement about himself, only he will have “beyond logic” tolerance.
I tell you, illogical tolerance, the “beyond logic” tolerance will happen to you when you understand the Mahadeva component of you, the Mahadeva side of you, the God side of you, because, you will just be in love with that existence. You will just be in a trance with that existence! I am telling you, being in love with that Mahadeva component of you is “Bhakti”! That is “Bhakti”! Whenever you go dry, catch that component part again. I am really telling you, it will bring tremendous tolerance which is beyond any logic. A man who has achieved the tolerance beyond any logic can never be disturbed or destroyed, please understand. This is the law of life. This is the law of life! Because, when you know the Mahadeva component of you, you are just in love with your existence, you are just in love with your possibilities. It is not some delusion, please understand! It is not some delusion. It is not some illusion. It is not some delusion. It is not some illusion. It is possibility for every one of you.
Some of these things no one can take it away, I tell you. No one can take away your consciousness. No one can take away your enlightenment. No one can take away your understanding that you are Mahadeva. Whenever tiredness, boredom comes to you, remember, ‘I AM Mahadeva! And I have Mahadeva as my Master to remind me and help me to reach the experience of Mahadeva.’ Don’t immediately sulk, ‘No, no, yes, he will tell me to become Mahadeva. Getting up from the bed….moving the body….doing…….umm umm….no, no. He expects too much from me. He makes me do too many things. How can I think so much? How can I act so much?’ Understand, your inability to think or act never takes away your existence as Mahadeva.
Your action does not, please listen, your action does not touch your Mahadevahood. You may be a Thanedar, not doing anything useful, just sitting, eating…..! Even that does not touch your Mahadevahood, does not touch your Shivahood, does not touch your Godhood, does not touch your Mahadeva component of you, understand. Somebody expresses it through their intellect. Somebody expresses it through their body. Somebody expresses it through creating complications. No, there are some people who are doctorate in “Complications”! They create so much complication, before even taking two steps further – “tak tak”, twisting, turning their legs – they have taken two-thousand steps! I call them “PhD in Comp.” – creating complications! ‘Why should I do? He does not love me. I think he expects too much from me. Unnecessarily he thinks I am intelligent. Even if I am intelligent, why should I enrich the world? Why should I do this? Why should I do that? I think non-doing is joy!’ That is one of the biggest, biggest, biggest, lies you believe! Understand, non-doing does not take away your Shivahood. For example, if you don’t do anything, don’t worry that your Shivahood will be taken away. No! But that is not going to make you experience your Shivahood and expand and radiate. If you are non-doing, you are doing complications, PhD in Comp.!
When I request everyone of you – you may be engineer in NOIDA, or a doctor in Bangalore, lawyer in Ahmedabad, or a sannyasi sitting in Varanasi, whoever you may be – when I say you have Mahadeva component, I tell you the highest possibility of all-knowing, all-powerful, always blissful is your existence, that is your possibility, that is you, I am asking you to start living it, to start loving that component of you. I am saying, whether in your profession, in your career, in your family, in your relationships, in your life, express this. Decide how Mahadeva will respond to this situation. ‘If Mahadeva is a lawyer like me in Allahabad High Court, how he will respond? Let me live like that!’ That is Dharma. ‘If Mahadeva is a doctor like me in Bangalore, how he will live? Let me live like that!’ That is Dharma. Living with all your possibilities, blissfully, that is all I am asking you. And, immediately, you start thinking, ‘No, no, he is expecting….Swamiji is expecting too much out of me.’ That is why I am saying, ‘PhD in Comp.’, ‘PhD in SDHD – Self-Doubt, Self-Hatred, Self-Denial’.
I am telling you, if the Mahadeva component is not there in you, you cannot even breathe! Why don’t you understand that? The amount of things you need to do for breathing is ten-thousand times less than what you need to do to finish all your projects successfully. All your projects, imagined, unimagined, are ten-thousand times less than your breathing project. Good that Mahadeva made all that as automated; otherwise you will be sitting and drawing, ‘Through the right nose half-an-inch expansion hole and two-and-a-half feet high if I inhale, and then keep the air inside my lungs for these many seconds…….’. By that time, breathing has stopped! I tell you, how much of your consciousness exists and is required for your breathing, only one of ten-thousandth effort and consciousness is required to finish off all your so-called projects in life. Your life is far more easier if you exist.
I tell you, everything is possible! I am not giving you any delusion. I am not giving you any illusion. People ask me, ‘How your Gurukul kids are doing blindfold reading?’ No, if you have eyes, you can do blindfold reading! Because you need to tie the eyes, for that you need the eyes! HAHAHAHAHA! If you have eyes, you can do blindfold reading. Because you have to close the eyes, for that you need eyes; that’s all. I tell you, for all possibilities you don’t need a separate technique, method, to open them up in you. I am telling you, only whatever you believe is not possible for you, you need to undo those wrong beliefs. But there are tons of things you just didn’t bother to believe it is possible or not possible. For all those things, even just remembering it is not opening up in you, understand. See, for example, living without food. You may have started believing that it is not possible for you, or, actually it is not possible for you till you have trained; you need to do a lot of yogic practices, meditations; till then it is not possible. And, ultimately, it is not required. Just to have a glimpse of you, you can try sometimes those yogic practices; that’s all. And it is not required that you need to be completely without food. That is not required for enlightenment, understand. It is just one of the yogic excitements.
Listen! About this “able to live without breathing”, you know you can’t, because you started believing. But there are some yogis. In Himalayas, I have seen; they bury their head under the sand and live something like eleven days! Okay. Whatever you already started believing is not possible for you, you will not be able to do; that is okay. But there are many things you have not taken a decision, or believe, or a stand, that it is not possible for you. Those things are possible for you! Going and talking to somebody and inspiring that person with certain ideas which you believe as true; this you may not have believed is not possible for you. If you start opening it up as a possibility, it may suddenly be available for you. There are so many things which you have not closed the door upon you which are still available and open for you. Which you have not closed the door upon you, are still available and open for you!
Reminding you about all your possibilities is “Living Advaitha”. Reminding you about all your possibilities is “Living Advaitha”. And, that can happen only by Upanishads.