Romance with the life, not because it is your other half, because it is you.


Let us enter into the sixth verse.  

यस्तु सर्वाणि भूतान्यात्मन्यॆवानुपश्यति ।

सर्वभूतॆषु चात्मानं ततॊ न विजुगुप्सतॆ ॥

Yasthu Sarvaani Bhoothaani Aathmanyeva Anupashyathi |

Sarva Bhootheshu Cha Aathmaanam Thatho Na Vijugupsathe ||

 Yes!

One who, indeed, lives by seeing as it is the whole Existence existing in the Consciousness, the Self itself, and the Consciousness existing in the whole Existence, by virtue of not seeing oneself as separate from the Consciousness, does not feel violated or hates anything existing.

“One who, indeed, lives by seeing as it is the whole Existence, all manifest and un-manifest beings existing in the Consciousness itself, and the Consciousness existing in the whole Existence, thus does not feel violated or hates anything existing, by virtue of not seeing oneself as separate from Consciousness.”

So the concept you have about you plays a very important, major role, in the way you live, the way you exist.

Understand, I am not searching for my other half, because I am not half!  I am already full!  I am complete!  So, what you experience about you, that decides your attitude about life, understand?  If you feel there is something other than you existing, you may have fear, or, feeling.  If you think the other part will complete you, you will have feeling, romance.  If you have an ounce of romance in the room, everything will be cleared, then fear will start happening; that’s all.

Listen!  If you feel the other part will complete you, you will start developing romance towards it.  If you think the other part will be threatening you, you will start developing fear towards it.  But, both are stupid, because, the other does not exist outside you.

सर्वभूतॆषु चात्मानं ततॊ न विजुगुप्सतॆ ॥

Sarva Bhootheshu Cha Aathmaanam Thatho Na Vijugupsathe || 

This is one of the most important principles of Vedic Tradition.  Understand, you might have heard this in many books, but you should not mistake hearing this same principle in many books and hearing it from the Upanishad.  It is the ultimate declaration!  It is God speaking!  Understand?  Same word, if it comes from different person’s mouth, it has different value. 

The Upanishads, the Cosmos declaring its own authority authentically in this verse. 

This verse is a truth and technique which can be practiced!

“One who, indeed, lives by seeing as it is the whole Existence, all un-manifest and manifest beings, existing in the Consciousness itself, and the Consciousness existing in the whole Existence, thus does not feel violated or hates anything existing, by virtue of not seeing oneself as separate from the Consciousness.”

In the Inner Awakening, we have a technique of “manana”: How you see everyone based on your own reflection, how you have an idea and opinion about everyone, how you perceive everyone based on your own reflection.  When you understand that, you will catch, you will catch the truth –  everyone is ultimately mirror of you, and if you change, everyone will change.  Don’t think roundabout way: ‘If everyone changes, I will also change.’  Start from you.  Everyone will also start changing.  The change will support the change, and it will become a beautiful virtuous circle in you.  See, if you start the change from you, others also will change, that will support you to change more, that will support others to change more.  It will become a beautiful virtuous circle.  But if you are waiting for the start to happen from the other, others will not change; because of that, you will not change; because of that, others will not change more; and, because of that, you will not change more.  It will become a vicious circle.  Blessed are those who decide to start the change!  Cursed are those who are waiting for the other person to change!  Blessed are those who decide to be the first in the transformation process!  When you open up, other will open up.  When you become unarmed, the other will become unarmed.  If you are waiting – ‘Let the other happen.  Till then I will wait.’ – other will never start, and they will start piling up more weapons, you will start piling up more weapons.  This hypocrisy goes on as a vicious circle. 

The first and foremost truth: 

यस्तु सर्वाणि भूतान्यात्मन्यॆवानुपश्यति ।

Yasthu Sarvaani Bhoothaani Aathmanyeva Anupashyathi | 

‘One who, indeed, lives by seeing as it is the whole Existence, all un-manifest and manifest beings…..’ See, it is like a dream which you see in the night.  Only in the morning, after waking up, with your cognition you decide whether it is a good dream or bad dream.  Otherwise, dream is a dream is a dream.  Same way, life is a life is a life.  When you start judging, you start feeling whether it is good or bad.

यस्तु सर्वाणि भूतान्यात्मन्यॆवानुपश्यति ।

Yasthu Sarvaani Bhoothaani Aathmanyeva Anupashyathi | 

“One who, indeed, lives by seeing as it is the whole Existence, all unmanifest and manifest beings existing in the Consciousness of the Self itself.”

Know it very clearly, everything exists in you, understand?  There are two methods to realize this truth – ‘Everything exists in you’.  Either by witnessing the body and mind from outside.  If you feel, ‘Everything exists in me’, first thing, the fear, greed will start coming up.  ‘Oh, if everything exists in me, why will the tiger attack me?  Why will the lion attack me?  What will happen if I am caught in the hands of an anaconda?’  Then you will think, ‘No, I will see my body and mind separately.  Whatever happens, happens. It is just Existence.  If this body needs to be alive, that will leave it alive.  Otherwise it will kill.’  So this is one attitude. 

The another one attitude, ‘No, this body and that body, both have same Consciousness, and with this clarity I will decide what that body has to do and this body has to do, and make it function smoothly.’, this understanding.  Both understandings when it becomes matured cognition, becomes power in you, understand?  Cognitions, when they become matured, they become siddhis, powers in you.  

There is a story in Ramakrishna’s teachings:

Guru was teaching to a disciple, ‘Everything is God’.

Then the disciple goes in the street.  He sees a mad elephant running towards him.

And the mahout who is trying to control the elephant, he was screaming, shouting, saying, ‘All of you move out!  Move out!  This elephant has become mad!  I am trying to control it!  Save yourself!’

All the other persons ran away and protected themselves.

This boy, ‘Hey, today only I heard from my guru, “Everything is God”.  Why should I bother about the elephant?’  And he stands!

Elephant comes and just throws him to one corner.  He is very badly beaten, and bones broken, lying in one corner.

All the other disciples come and pick him up and take him to the gurukul.

Guru asks, ‘Why did you do this?’

Then that boy said, ‘You only said everything is God!  So I decided this elephant is also God, what harm can happen to me?’

Guru says, ‘Yes, everything is God.  The mahout who warned you, he is also God!’

No, listen!  The story doesn’t end!  I am putting the next twist.  This is the twist by Ramakrishna.  I am putting the next twist.

Actually, for this boy, the cognition has not become a matured cognition.  If it becomes a matured cognition, it will become a Siddhi, he can stop the elephant, or he can take care that elephant does not harm him.  Or, even if the elephant throws him, his body will not be harmed.  Or, even if something happens to the body, he will not have suffering.  So many layers can happen!  So much is possible if the cognition becomes mature! 

Cognition not becoming matured cannot be the logic or the reason to say the truth is not truth enough.  That is the stupid things atheists do!  That is the stupid things atheists do, understand?  Just because your cognition has not yet matured, don’t deny that possibility.  Ten years before if somebody has made a statement, ‘Anything you want to know in the world will be available just inside your pocket.  Press two buttons, one or two buttons in the touch-screen; anything you want to know in the world, you will be able to know!’, if somebody has said, would you have believed?  No!  Ten, fifteen years before, if somebody tells this, you won’t believe.  Now it is a reality!  Your mobile is enough!  Anything you want to know, simply it is there!  Now, I am telling you, ‘By ten years, no electricity on the Planet Earth!’  Listen!  ‘In next ten years, people will forget something called electricity, because the whole thing will become based on solar.  Whether it is your car, your car will simply run!  No such thing as petrol, refuelling, gas, and all that; the technology is already available.’  It is this petrol company lobby that is stopping it becoming a mainstream lifestyle.  But they cannot stop that for more than some time.  In ten years, all vehicles will function without any fuel.  It is just like, if you buy it, that is all!  If you buy a TV, that is all!  After that no expense; you can watch whenever you want!  Same way, if you just buy the car, that is all!  There is no running expense or maintenance.  May be some maintenance needs to be done if it is broken.  There is no fuel expense.  Same way, the mobile.  Everyone will have high-end mobile.  No payment.  If you just buy, you can start using; that’s all!  In ten years, all this is going to happen.  I know you won’t believe.  But, “you don’t believe”, that is not going to stop this happening. 

So, understand, denial, the only person who suffers due to denial is you who is denying.  The only persons who suffer by denial is atheists and the people around them who believe them; that’s all!  Understand, by you denying, you are the loser.  Same way, the earlier you catch this truth that “Everything exists in your Consciousness; you exist in everything”, your life will become high-end life.  The earlier you catch it, better your life will become, more matured your life will become.  Blessed are the gurukul kids who listen to this truth in very young age!  Maturity of the cognition is possible for gurukul kids, because it is going inside in a very young age.  For adults also it is possible by completing all the immature cognitions and awakening. 

I tell you, if you have to destroy a tree, you have to weaken the root.  So, your ignorance is like a tree.  If you have to weaken the root, the one truth which will weaken the root of your ignorance tree is – ‘Whether I understand or not, this is the truth.  The earlier I understand, it is better for my life.’  This one truth will shake and weaken the root of your ignorance tree.  Don’t wait saying, ‘When it becomes my experience, I will start living.’  No!  ‘Whether I catch it or not, this is the truth!’ 

I was seeing, when I was travelling, in my wandering, when I was doing my spiritual yatra, I used to walk, cross through the villages, forests.  Some villages there will be a few people who will try to steal the trees from the forest.  But, in the forests, there is a law: Only, if some tree dies naturally you can cut it and take it.  You cannot cut or kill any tree.  So, these fellows who want to steal the trees, what they will do you know?  They will pour a little acid in the root of the tree.  In one month it will dry and die.  No one will know how the tree died.  The forest officers will think, ‘Okay, this tree is dead.’  And these cheats who want to steal the tree they will cut that and take it.  I tell you, the acid to dry your “ignorance tree” is – ‘Whether I understand or not, this is the truth.  The earlier I cognize it, my life will become matured and high-end life.  The earlier I catch it, earlier my life will become high-end.  Because, this truth – Yasthu Sarvaani Bhoothaani Aathmanyeva Anupashyathi (यस्तु सर्वाणि भूतान्यात्मन्यॆवानुपश्यति) – will bring so much of healing and excitement, joy in you!’ 

Yesterday night, till eleven o’clock I was sitting with some of my Mahants and talking.  And I was having that steam, with eucalyptus oil, to remove this cold.  That is one of the natural processes like burning the turmeric and smelling that smoke, and putting the eucalyptus oil in the hot boiling water and catching that smell.  So, I was sitting with all my parivaaraas and doing all this so that I can come for the morning satsang.  So, one of my Mahants was telling, ‘What is this, Swamiji?  Why don’t you rest?  Tomorrow you have satsang.’ 

I want to tell you, a person whose cognition is “Yasthu Sarvaani Bhoothaani Aathmanyeva Anupashyathi” (यस्तु सर्वाणि भूतान्यात्मन्यॆवानुपश्यति) will never bother, will never have anything restricting him, because there is so much of healing and excitement, joy, love, to do continuously, continuously!  You just know everything exists in you, you exist in everything!

Romance with the life, not because it is your other half, because it is you.   Understand, as long as you are searching for the other half, even if you get it, he will be half, you will be half; it will never be complete!  Only when you understand the person you are searching for you is you, you will be full, he will be full, it will be Completion from Completion to Completion!  The person you are searching is not the other half; it is yourself! 

So, search here (Swamiji taps his chest); only then Completion!  Not there!  If it is there, even if you find, it will be the greed will become fear, and fear will become greed.  That is what I call “intimate enemy”, “love-hate relationship”.  When the hormone goes up…..love!  When it comes down…..hate!  It is a fight between different hormones.  It is a fight between testosterone and adrenalin.  All your fear and greed is the fight between testosterone and adrenalin.  The testosterone is high, you call it as “love” and “romance”.  If the adrenalin is high, you call it as “fear” and “hatred”. 

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About Sri Nithya Sadashivatmananda

Initiated disciple of His Holiness Sri Sri Paramahamsa Nithyananda Swamiji.