Meditation

Inspiration, Living Enlightenment, Meditation, Spirituality, Truth

How does the mind work ? What are engrams or samskaras ? How do they influence our being ?


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What do I mean by the word, ‘state of the leader’?

A true leader is a person who is ready to take responsibility consciously, who is ready to handle life consciously, who is not constantly dependent on the past or his memory. If you are dependent on your memory, if you are dependent on the past to take decisions, please be very clear, you will be a follower. You cannot be a leader. Responding spontaneously to situations is what I call responsibility. A responsible leader is a person who is able to respond spontaneously to situations, who is fresh and continuously keeps himself alive, who is not caught in the past.

Let us understand how the mind works – how we receive data, process it and make decisions.

For example, you are seeing something through your eye. Of course, you receive information through all the five senses – eyes, ears, nose, tongue and touch. (more…)

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Living Enlightenment, Meditation, Spirituality, Technique

Nithyam – dhyanam – anandam


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What is needed so as not to collect gathered agamya karma, is life solutions, what I call nithyam (eternal) because you practice them daily. To dissolve the karma of this birth, you need meditation or dhyanam. That is why you see that most of our meditations are based on breathing. Altering the breathing, making it fast, slow, silent etc, is what our meditation techniques are all about. The only thing that can dissolve the total karma is the master’s grace or anandam (bliss).

So understand, karma is simply the effects of thoughts, words and deeds that stem from deep ignorance and cause you to again and again tread familiar patterns of misery. The way to break this cycle is to tune into the clicks received from the master and live in an elevated zone of consciousness.

source: Living Enlightenment
Completion, Inspiration, Kalpataru, Listening, Meditation, Technique

Creation of Space


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Every time you visualize and make it into reality, it is called “Creation”.  But you visualize, you didn’t make it into reality, you failed, means, it is only “Recreation”, it cannot be direct creation. Please understand, every time you hold a space for something, if there is incompletion, if there is an incompletion, the reality you created collapses.  So, again you will have to complete this incompletion and hold that reality back.  So, listen, so it cannot be called as “Creation”. 

I wanted everyone of you to provide intense listening, because one of the major mistakes we are doing in the Science of Creating Space and why we go on losing confidence over space or blaming ourselves, ‘Oh, this space creation and all works sometimes, doesn’t work sometimes, many times it doesn’t work.’ Listen!  I want you to learn these nitty-gritty’s of space creation.  Once you create a space, if there is an incompletion, the whole space collapses. Don’t think if you just complete that incompletion, that space runs.  No!  You have to recreate again.  So, whenever you find an incompletion, complete that incompletion and drop and recreate the whole space again.  Only then it gets its own individual energy, intelligence, inspiration.

Listen!  I will give you the exact example.  For example, I wanted health, or some things to happen as I want.  It is an example I am giving.  Let me give you an example of…..  If you want wealth, you create the space for attracting may be hundred million dollars.  After you created the space, after two-three minutes, you think, ‘Baaah!  Who is going to get fooled by this space creation idea and all?  May be by teaching this space creation idea, HE (Swamiji) might have become what HE wanted to achieve, but we have not got anything.’  Some foolish things.  But the moment that incompletion comes, you catch that, you catch your SDHD (Self-Doubt, Hatred, Denial) and complete with that and drop.  After you complete and drop, you think that space you created earlier is by itself powerful.  No!  Once you complete the incompletion, again you have to visualize step-by-step and create the space, because when you complete the incompletions and drop them, along with that, the visualization you created earlier also goes away. 

See, the next few days I really wanted to teach you the science of space creation.  The science of space creation is a self-Kundalini-awakening process, understand?  The science of space creation is a self-Kundalini-awakening process.  You can awaken your Kundalini on your own right, on your own energy, on your own intelligence.  You can awaken your Kundalini on your own.  This science of space creation, the science of creating the space can awaken your Kundalini on your own and keep your Kundalini in the right direction. (more…)

Guaranteed Solutions, Inspiration, Meditation, Q&A, Spirituality

Constantly perform responsible intense action with no clinging to the reward of performance.


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IA Participant: Dear Swamiji, in Bhagavadgita chapter 5 verse 11 and Chapter 5 verse 12, the sacred secret is – ‘Constantly perform responsible intense action with no clinging to the reward of performance.’ My question is – I typically prioritise my business tasks by revenue; the higher the revenue, the higher the priority of the task. Is this verse 11 and 12 of chapter 5 applicable in the planning, execution, or both phases. Please clarify. Thank you, Swamiji.

Swamiji: Please understand, you doing the business tasks by the revenue, higher the revenue, higher the priority is perfect. Nothing wrong. But when you start calculating your whole life just based on the money or the revenue, that is where something is seriously wrong. At some points you may have to perform many actions which does not bring direct revenue but which brings fulfillment. For example, all the actions in your relationship, family; you may have to get a toy and give it to your child, you may have to give a smile to your spouse, you may have to give a hug to your friend,  don’t lose those dimensions.

Unfortunately if you put everything in the revenue sheet; toy is not a revenue, it is only an expense, a smile is not going to give you revenue, those things only I am saying, even when you need to do something which is related to your relationship which does not bring revenue, be responsible for it, be total in it. Otherwise you performing your actions, based on higher the revenue, higher the priority of task, perfect. Forget about you, even I perform like that only. That is the way life happens. That is the way life is. But you will see in me the same totality, and intensity when I perform all the actions which are not related to revenue, which are related to seva / service. When I conduct a medical camp or when I conduct some satsang or the mass programs, annadhan or any other social activities, social service activities which are no way related to revenue, you will see the same intensity in me. The prioritization may happen based on the revenue but the smile cannot happen based on the revenue.

See, after prioritizing when you start working, then forget about everything. It should be a complete total being.  You prioritizing, see.. if you are not prioritizing based on revenue you can be a complete fool. I have seen.. I have seen penny wise pound foolish fellows. They will save few pennies and lose not just pounds, millions of pounds.

In planning, do prioritize based on the revenue but when you execute forget about the revenue. Be total. Complete. Even planning as per revenue has to be done responsibly, intensely. When you execute perform intensely without bothering about the reward. See.. when I plan, I plan this, this, this, this, this. When I execute even if the reward does not come, I don’t bother. I go ahead, execute. Do it. Over.

In planning, do responsibly. In execution do responsibly without clinging to the reward of performance.

Inner Awakening, Inspiration, Meditation, Motivation, Q&A, Spirituality

What is inner space? What is silence? When will I experience silence? How do I know if I am meditating rightly?


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What is inner space ?

Inner space means when you close your eyes and look inside, how you feel, what you feel as you, that is inner space.

Second, what is silence?

If that inner space—if you suddenly feel as if you have taken bath in the cold water and the whole thing inside is in the eternal peace, there is no agitation, it is all completely in peace, in restful awareness, that is what I call ‘inner silence’- means less number of thoughts.

Third question—when will I experience silence?

Whenever you want, that’s all. It is actually you need to feel tired of wandering around. Unless you feel tired of wandering around, if I have to use very strong term—fooling around, your mind goes on fooling around. Instead of real source of joy, you just go round, go round, go round, go round, try to taste everything; other than your food you try to taste everything. When I say everything, I mean everything. Your mind also does the same thing, going around constantly, fooling around, trying this, this, this, this, this, this,this, this, this, this, this..What is the essence? It just goes on.  Goes on trying. I tell you, your mind needs to be little tired, tired of roaming around, wandering, only then it will experience silence. It will decide to experience silence.

You are asking, ‘how do I know if I am meditating rightly?’

When you meditate rightly, peace will start growing in you like a tree growing, the experience of peace will start growing in you. Nothing can agitate you. No one can disturb you. Growing peace in you. When peace grows in you rightly, you are meditating rightly.

Inspiration, Meditation, Nithyananda, Paramahamsa, Technique

Your body is an integrated intelligence!


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When was the last time you sang with your eyes? Danced with your smile? Throw your whole body and being into anything, just anything?

If you notice children, their whole body is one organic unity. Whatever they are doing, their whole body just flows into that action. They don’t create separation in the body. It is not as if the head is important and the feet are unimportant. The truth is that there is no division in your body, no natural demarcations exist. But by and by demarcations start coming up. Then the head becomes the master, and the whole body is divided into parts. We stop experiencing our body as a whole. We create roles for each part of our body, and then limit them in these roles. We forget to be total in anything. In the martial arts tradition, students are told, Your whole body should become an eye! Just imagine! This is the kind of sensitivity that needs to be developed in the body! This is what is being total. Totality is the way to live. Your mind is always limiting you. Drop your mind and be total in whatever you do. Then there will be no hangover in anything. Everything will become a joyful meditation. You will experience fulfillment in whatever you do. When you miss the totality, you become fragmented. When you are total, you become integrated. Being integrated is your true nature.

Whatever you are doing, it naturally becomes your meditation for that moment. When you are looking at something, look with your whole body. Understand, you don’t just see with the eyes. You can see with your whole body! When you are looking at something intensely, totally, your whole being flows towards that. But we rarely enter into anything totally. Now, be total and integrated in all your body movements. When you are listening, listen with your whole body. Let a deep silence be created in your center. Let your listening happen from that center. When you are laughing, feel the laughter rising from deep inside you. Let your whole body bubble with laughter! Even when you are working, using only your hands, feel the movement in your whole body. Experience your body as an integrated whole. Experience every pore of your skin looking, listening, laughing. Don’t think, how can I see with my skin? There are many interesting incidents where blind people have taught their fingers to ‘see’ colors!

You don’t realize, your body is an integrated intelligence! You never use all the possibilities of your body. When you are total, a new sensitivity flowers in your body. Your body responds as a whole to life. You begin to live completely with your body. Not only that, you will find your body expressing abilities that you never imagined. Your body has a tremendous potential that you have never used. When you fulfill all the possibilities of your body, naturally you become ready to go beyond the body.

Completion, Four tattvas, Listening, Meditation, Nithyananda, Paramahamsa, Spirituality, Truth

Holes in our Whole


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1. HOW DO WE KNOW THERE ARE HOLES IN OUR WHOLE? 

At any time even once if there is a situation or incident which is making us feel powerless, worried, angry, stressful, unhappy, sad, agitated, violent, guilty, vengeful, frustrated, overwhelmed, less than peaceful or blissful, then we can be sure there are incompletions or holes in our true self.

    

WHAT WE DON’T  SEE IN THE MIRROR…IS…

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The invisible hangovers [incompletions] crowding our inner space from every single incident that we encountered.

2. WHAT CAUSES HOLES IN OUR WHOLE? 

The innerspace of a child is more of visualization than verbalization. But when a child goes through a conflicting incident [less than blissful, could be a reprimanding from an elder, a sibling rivalry, fear stroke, etc] for the first time and thereafter, the child handles such a situation with inadequate cognition. That is when the identities and thought patterns set in.

To handle this emergency situation, one picks up 3 identities:

Mamakara: The image about oneself

Ahankara: The image one projects to others & the world

Sva Anyakara: The image about others & the world

Anyakara: The image which one believes that others & world has about oneself

 

These identities become the repeating root thought patterns which attracts similar situations throughout one’s life. The inner space with the hangovers starts handing all incidents and people with a repeating pattern, even though the people, time & place are different.

 
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By and by playing with identities of inadequate cognition and masks has become the accepted reality.

BUT THIS IS NOT THE ULTIMATE TRUTH
NOR ULTIMATE REALITY!

We need to integrate who we believe we are and who we project we are with who we truly are.

Enlightenment, Listening, Meditation, Nithyananda, Spirituality, Truth

Don’t follow rules and tradition blindly !


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In the Olden days, people in India did not stitch clothes after sunset. This is because all stitching was done by hand with a needle. In the dim candle or kerosene lamp light it w$as not possible to see properly and one could get hurt by poking the fingers with needle. Even now in India, some people will not stitch with a needle after sunset. Even seamstresses and tailors will not do it, though we now have electricity and lights. They may not even stitch using machines! When we don’t have the necessary understanding of a practice, it becomes a dead rule, a superstition. With understanding, any rule can become a technique, a tool that helps us to lead life happily.

With deep understanding, it will dawn upon us that all rules were basically created to help people live blissfully and happily. The rules were meant to ensure that you were in peace with yourself and the others around you. Today, we have forgotten the basis for these rules. We create hell for ourselves and others with these rules.

There are people who truly believe that meditation and prayer will save their lives. They have been told so! They fuss a lot before they begin to meditate at home. They silence the children and all others around. They turn the whole household upside down. All for the sake of ten minutes of meditation! Let us see how the meditation proceeds. The moment meditation begins, they doze off! After a minute or two, they will start swatting mosquitoes. A couple of minutes later, a major itch manifests on some part of their body. Then, the back will begin to ache. Enough is enough, they decide, “I will continue this tomorrow. It is enough for today.”

Meditation is done for the sake of peace and silence. Why meditate at all, if inner awareness cannot be created? It is like a speaker trying to silence the listeners by outshouting at them. Will it help? If the listener is not interested however much one shouts, it is of no use. You cannot silence your inner chatter by making others quiet. You need to become silent, not others. We follow rules and tradition blindly. That is why religion has such a powerful hold on us.

Let us awaken to the powers that are within us! Nature has endowed us with unimaginable energy to be free. Be alert, awake and reach for this liberation!

Listening, Meditation, Spirituality

Intelligence is being aware and spontaneous


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EVERY one of us has intelligence.

It is an inherent, inborn quality of life. Intelligence is not something to attain; every living being is endowed with intelligence. Most of us have lost touch with our natural intelligence; that is why we are not able to live life to its fullest potential. We constantly mistake our acquired knowledge for intelligence. We have been conditioned to think that we have only limited capabilities, that ‘we cannot…’. So we have forgotten how to use our full potential. And because of this, we are not tuned to the technique to tap into all the dimensions of our being.

We have a natural, spontaneous intelligence inside us. We have tasted it as children.

As children, we looked at things in a very simple, straightforward way.

That is why we were so spontaneous. What took away that spontaneity? The societal conditioning has been telling us right from when we were children, ‘You are not enough…’ Because of this, we are constantly trying to become something else, to prove something to others. By constantly thinking that we are not enough, we try to imitate others and waste the wonderful natural energy bubbling inside us.

When we are deeply aware, we cannot make mistakes! With awareness, we don’t rely on what others have taught us. We don’t rely on the past conditioning that has gone inside us for many years. We act just out of the fresh intelligence that comes with awareness every moment. With deep awareness we are in the present moment. When we are in the present moment, we are alive and alert — what we call as intelligence.

Our intelligence by its very nature is spontaneous. It is only a question of awakening it from within. Most of the time, we continue to live in the dead past and miss the wonderful dimensions of life. Or, we get angry over what has happened and feel hurt. Either way, we are escaping from the problem by going to one extreme or the other. Instead, if we just look with deep awareness into the problem, an energy will awaken — the energy of intelligence — which is enough to bring about the solution. The very awareness is enough to awaken and break free even from the past conditioning — and we can act intelligently. The light of awareness is enough to remove the darkness created by years of living by habit. The whole key lies in being aware so that our intelligence can function. Live every moment in total awareness. Live with intelligence.

Four tattvas, Meditation, Nithyananda, Paramahamsa, Spirituality, Truth

Take Responsibility!


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When you take responsibility for everything that is happening inside and outside you, then many possibilities are available for you. Take Responsibility! When you take responsibility, then your very breathing will expand. Your thinking, breathing and experience of life – all this progress, when you take responsibility. When you take responsibility with integrity and authenticity, then the mystical spiritual powers are awakened in you. Taking responsibility, awakens the power of creativity in you. With responsibility, you can cure all diseases from your head ache to cancer. Understand – When you expand and experience responsibility, then a unique grace is awakened in you.  

Being responsible is not just to increase your productivity in your work, but to enrich your entire life. Taking responsibility is life. Not taking responsibility is death. When you don’t take responsibility, you shrink. When you take responsibility you expand. In whichever field you feel responsible, you expand in that field. If you take responsibility in every field, then in that every field, you will expand.When you take responsibility for your heart beat, then you will have the capacity to understand the others heart beat also. 

Enlightenment, Meditation, Nithyananda, Spirituality, Truth

Why spiritual practices and religious living ??


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The moment you assume body, the moment you are embodied, you have already received the possibility of Super-Consciousness. You have to become enlightened, no way, either by being beaten strongly by the fear or greed or spouse or mistress.

You do not have choice whether to experience Super-Consciousness or not, but you have a choice whether the transition into Super-Consciousness is going to be smooth or difficult. 

Life is as such is transition into Super-Consciousness. Nothing else. Even if you drink whole day alcohol and womanize whole night and eat all filth and do all the extreme negative things, you are transitioning into Super-Consciousness. But, difficult, long, hard way, that’s it.

If you are feeling you exist, anything you do is transition into Super-Consciousness. Spiritual practices, religious techniques makes the transition blissful happy. That’s it. 

Life is super-conscious transition, any action you do, the transition is happening. The actions through which the transition is hard, difficult, complicated are called  Wrong acts and wrong thoughts. The acts and thoughts which makes the transition smooth, joyful, relaxed, blissful is called ‘Spirituality’. 

Akashic Readings, Meditation, Nithyananda, Paramahamsa

Nirbhaya Dhyana – Death Meditation


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Every fear you accumulate, every fear makes you feel agitated, every fear which you do not want to think or remember – go through, go into all those fears consciously neither deciding to save yourself from that fear nor having greed to achieve what you are afraid of. So without having the greed or fear enter into the fear. Naturally the fear will lose its quality of fear when you do not carry fear or greed for the fear. Greed has its quality of greed because you are greed for greed and fear about the greed. Same way the fear has the quality of fear because you are fear for the fear and indirect greed towards the fear. So when your fears are approached with fearlessness and greedlessness, the straightening out of your consciousness every day happens.

The change of consciousness from Jagrath to Swapna, Swapna to Sushupthi ; The waking state to dream state and dream state to the deep sleep state happens because your awareness is not straightened out. Either the bumps of the fear or bumps of the greed responsible for your consciousness jumping from waking state to dream state or dream state to deep sleep state. If you remove all the bumps of the fear before falling asleep you will not fall asleep, you will fall into something called restful awareness, which is recorded by the word – Turiya – by the earlier mantra drashtas. So the word Turiya denotes the state of falling into the restful awareness without the bumps of fear or greed. Every night remove all the bumps you created during your day time through fear or greed. Continous practice of removing all the bumps of fear and greed by facing them will help you to fall into the state of Turiya. This is what Mahadeva calls as Death process – Nirbhaya Dhyana.