Your life is not made of the situations outside, but it is made of the stuff you are made inside!


I will expand on Ishavasya Upanishad sixthverse, sixth sutra of Ishavasya Upanishad.  

यस्तु सर्वाणि भूतान्यात्मन्यॆवानुपश्यति ।

सर्वभूतॆषु चात्मानं ततॊ न विजुगुप्सतॆ ॥

Yasthu Sarvaani Bhoothaani Aathmanyeva Anupashyathi |

Sarva Bhootheshu Cha Aathmaanam Thatho Na Vijugupsathe ||

“One who, indeed, lives by seeing as it is all existing beings in the Self, Consciousness itself, and the Self within all existing beings, thus does not feel violated by virtue of not separating oneself from anything existing.”

Listen!  Now the Upanishads are concentrating on one declaration, one truth: The perception you have about you.  See, the stuff out of which you are made, if you believe you are made of stuff hundred percent only with this bone, flesh, blood, then you can never conquer death fear.  Please understand, there is nobody, nobody, including Mahadeva, who is carrying the same flesh, blood, bone, physical body forever!  Even he assumes the physical body whenever he wants, wherever he wants, newly!  Only the bio-memory is same; biology is not same.  Only the bio-memory is same; biology is not same.  If you think you are just biology, just this flesh, bone, body, biology is enough to describe you completely, everything about you can be known just through the biology, if you stop with that, if you think that is the truth, be very clear, you will never realize the possibilities of life.  And, one of the biggest life-denial statements is – ‘You have only one birth’ – I tell you!  The biggest life-denial statement given to the Planet Earth, worst belief human-beings are pushed in is: ‘You have only one birth.’  That happens because of the idea you are just this physical body, biology is enough to explain everything about you.  No!

Please understand, as long as you are thinking you are just physical body, your ambitions, your aspirations, your desires, your fears, everything will be so immature, it will not have any depth.  All it takes to please you is just a little bit of pleasure, the tip of the five senses: The tip of your tongue is pleased, you are pleased; your eyes are pleased, you are pleased; the touch, your genitals are pleased, you are pleased; the music, sound, your ears are pleased, you are pleased.  Please understand, you are not that small a guy.  If you think body is also part of you…..perfect!  But if you think body is only you, you are cheated in a big way by society who taught you that idea you are only body, I tell you.  I am so happy, again and again, I rededicate myself to the Vedic Tradition just because of this one truth, they taught me: ‘You are not just body, and this life is not just one life for you.’  That is enough; I can dedicate all my life to the Vedic Tradition!  Especially telling me this truth in the young age where I started developing the fresh being to relate with the world. 

One good thing in India, even atheists accept reincarnation theory!  Some of the worst atheists I have seen, they talk about reincarnation because it has gone into their system from the time they are born.  I tell you, in India the air breathes Hinduism, the air blows with the Vedic Tradition, the breeze is filled with the Vedic Tradition!  I am so happy, when I started believing my mind at the young age, or, I can say, my cognition, “buddhi”, at an young age, I have been given this truth: ‘You are not just this body.  You are body also!  And this birth is not just your life.’ 

I tell you, the idea you have about you, if that is matured, your desires, your fears, your anxiety, your plans about life, your aspirations, everything will be transformed; you will raise yourself to a matured level.  “Maturity” is: “Having right idea about ME”, understand?  Having right idea about whatever you think as “me”, whatever you feel as you, having right idea about it, understand?

Your life is not made of the situations outside, but it is made of the stuff you are made inside.  Same hot water, boiling water, put the potato, it will become soft; put the egg, it will become hard!  So, the situation is not going to decide how you are going to become.  But the stuff out of which you are made, that is going to decide how you are going to become with every situation, understand.  Same boiling water makes the potato soft, makes the egg hard.  The external situation is not going to decide what you are; it is the concept you carry about you, the ideas you carry about you, the stuff out of which you are made.  And, understand, the good news is: Whatever you believe as you, that stuff only makes you.  The great news is…..  It is not that always, after a good news you should get a bad news.  No!  It is wrong!  I am breaking that pattern! 

First good news, then great news.  The great news is: You can transform, alter the way you perceive, and raise yourself to a matured level, understand.  The good news is: Whatever you believe as you, constitutes you.  If you believe the body is you, you will be only that.  That is the one main reason I feel so sad about the people who believe that they are only body; because, the people who believe they are only body, they have only one birth, they stop the possibility of growth, and they are just stuck in the Causal Layer.  When they die, they are stuck in a plane, in a zone called “Causal Layer”; they are just kept there in the Waiting Lounge for ages, because what they believed when they were in the body.  That was the layer in which Ahalya was stuck, and Rama liberated.  If you read Ramayana, you will listen a story: Ahalya became a stone, and when Rama came, he put his feet and liberated her.  It means, she got stuck in the wrong belief about life.  She stopped growing.  She stopped expanding.  She thought, the moment death comes, life is over, it is all about body, her being is nothing but body.  She was stuck with that.  And Rama comes and liberates her from that space. 

Understand, the belief you carry about you plays a major role.  The good news is: Whatever you believe, you become that, you are that.  The great news is: You can alter it, if you have a wrong belief; you can mature it, if you have some immature belief; you can transform it, the possibility is available to you.  And greatest news is: It is very simple!

यस्तु सर्वाणि भूतान्यात्मन्यॆवानुपश्यति ।

सर्वभूतॆषु चात्मानं ततॊ न विजुगुप्सतॆ ॥

Yasthu Sarvaani Bhoothaani Aathmanyeva Anupashyathi |

Sarva Bhootheshu Cha Aathmaanam Thatho Na Vijugupsathe ||

The Upanishad rishis, the authenticity they carry, the kind of declarations they make!  Let me read out the translation once more for all of you. 

“One who, indeed, lives by seeing as it is all the existing beings in the Self itself, and the Self within all existing beings, thus does not feel violated by virtue of not separating oneself from anything existing.”

Listen!  “One who, indeed, lives by seeing as it is all existing beings in the Self, Consciousness itself, and the Self within all existing beings, thus does not feel violated by virtue of not separating oneself from anything existing.” 

Not feeling violated!  I tell you, Hell is “the number of times you feel violated every day”.  Heaven is “not feeling violated”.  And it has nothing to do with boiling water.  It has everything to do with the stuff you are made out of – potato or egg.  It has nothing to do with the boiling water. 

No one has ever seen worst boiling water than I have seen, understand?  Not out of arrogance I am talking, I am talking from the truth.  I have seen the worst boiling water, but that does not decide what you are going to become.  The stuff out of which you are made, THAT is going to decide what you are going to become.  Are you a potato, or egg?   Are you a couch potato, or enlightenment egg?  That is going to decide, understand?  The external situations don’t decide you constantly feeling violated or you constantly feeling strengthened.  Whenever I faced the boiling water, I only felt possibility for reinventing me is available – ‘Yes!  Now I can reinvent myself in a much better way!’

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About Sri Nithya Sadashivatmananda

Initiated disciple of His Holiness Sri Sri Paramahamsa Nithyananda Swamiji.