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Friday, March 8, 2013

Sanity in an Insane world would be considered a disease.

Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know. It is our will that decides how and upon what subjects we shall use our intelligence. The behavior of the insane is merely sane behavior a bit exaggerated and distorted. Sanity and Insanity are mere perceptions of our evolving mind. Societies, civilization's have witnessed this sane and insane behavior from time to time. And this act of perceiving is nothing more than the manifestation of ideas and thoughts in our minds. Ideas and thoughts that describe our ways of life, ideas and thoughts that explain societies and give meaning to them. 

"Had there been one god Islam/Christianity/Judaism/Buddhism/Sikhism wouldn't have existed, there would have been one universal truth."

The only explanation that i can come up with is the only reason that there are so many religions is because man is dynamic in nature, it is in his nature to evolve, to change and we evolved from the sub-atomic to the cosmic. What is good for one society does not mean should be good for another society and that is the reason we have so many faiths. 


"Religious suffering is, at the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people".
                                                                                                                                           Karl Marx 


Our societies are nothing more than a perception or an idea or a thought of an idealistic mind. I am not a critic, all i have is curiosity, and i am sure we all have that curiosity at some point in our lives, we all want to know the meaning and purpose of this life. Societies are nothing but a perception of an idealistic mind. There is only one thing that has been constant throughout the history of human civilization and that is human evolution. We are evolving every day of our lives and i don't want to be a judge of this evolution whether it is for our good or for our bad, but one thing i know is that it is innate. Then comes the question, why do we evolve at the very first place ( and i am not speaking biologically ). Is it because we thrive for a better life for ourselves ? Or is it because it is in our nature ? Or simply because we are moving towards a perfect society ? What is better life ? In today's world or the new modern world better life is defined by consumerism and capitalism which are conflicting enough to start a world war 3. And if it is in our nature to evolve, then why do we have different meanings of evolution in different societies, 'evolution' is just one word and has one meaning, societies can't interpret evolution according to their understanding of the subject. It is often said and misunderstood that the western societies evolved before the eastern societies. If that had been true it would have been a different story then, i don't want to go back in the past, so i would just point out the events which are not even 100 years old ! I can't think of anything sane and say that the ' Two World Wars' were fought for some noble cause. On the other hand only if i am an insane person then i can find a thousand reasons. 

Perfection is an illusion, it's almost a universal truth. Let's assume for a while that we people as a species achieved the level of perfection, the so called altered states on consciousness. I would like to define perfection before i go further with this. An example of a perfect society would be something that our beloved Aldous Huxley defined in his novel 'Brave New World' 1931. A society without any disease , without any stress, without any conflict. In a nutshell a perfect society will be a society living in total peace, love and harmony whether it is achieved by its evolving nature or it is genetically modified hardly matters.

Having said that, i don't think that any of the above mentioned facts would give even a satisfactory answer to the meaning and purpose of this life. Yes we have come a long way, we have traveled a long way. We were primitive, we were promiscuous, barbaric and in-humane as some might say and to be honest that hasn't changed much, we still are the same we used to be ten's of thousand years ago, only the ways have changed ! I don't judge societies or people on the basis of their ideology or school of thought, in fact i don't judge them at all. If i would judge societies then i would really say that we were a perfect society back in the primitive times, when we were promiscous, when we used to have social orgies, when there was no discovery of self, when ego did not exist. And if i judge the modern and civilized man, i see nothing more than a slave to the industrial and technological growth. Everyone is trying hard to find a purpose/meaning of this life be it a religious person, an atheist or a genuinely spiritual person. I don't have answers to any of the questions, that i asked though i am looking for them just like anyone out there, but i am afraid i can't do it because death does not gives any explanation or any answer, its simply void, though religion tells me about heaven and hell, spiritually tells me about the soul and god , but both soul and god are intangible. Manifestations of our mind to escape from the fear of simply dying !

"Nirvana is where there is no birth, no extinction, it is seeing into the state of suchness, absolutely transcending all the categories constructed by mind."

Whatever i have written in my previous blogs and in this one too is already known to our mind, if not to all then at-least to some of them. But our mind is still incapable of accepting them as if it was behaving in a systematic way. I know it sounds cynical and contradictory but it is the truth, i mean what else can a human mind possibly know,  people claim that they are creationists and discoverers but what is there to create when there is no such thing as creation, i know it sounds very disturbing, but reality in itself is disturbing, we don't know yet for sure. Just to make it more clear, lets take an example, a human mind knows only 7 basic colors termed as 'VIBGYOR' and that probability is that we may come up with a thousand more shades of VIBGYOR or may be some more, what happens after that, Does the creativity die, it cannot die because it never existed, same goes with other things as well. Creativity can only be possible if we had infinite possibilities, but unfortunately our mind only understands finite. And same thing applies on discoverers as well, we only discover or create things that can be recognized by the human mind. "Columbus discovered America", this is the most up-surd and hilarious phrase i have ever heard. If we literally go by the above statement, there is a probability that America does not existed before Columbus. There is nothing you can create out of this world, a creation or a discovery would be discovering other life forms far out in the space !
 

 
 

Friday, August 31, 2012

Seeing the unseen

I abandoned any conventional ideas about what we should and shouldn't do years ago. Now i simply follow the natural morality of love. It seems to me that if we act from love, making sure that no one gets hurt, we're free to do whatever we want. The ethical rules that confine most people are society's attempt to give us guidelines about how to live together harmoniously. If we're lost in separateness, we go along  with the social norms to fit in and avoid retribution. But true morality is not about rules, it's about our state of consciousness. If we're awake and experiencing big-love, we don't need rules to stop us from taking advantage of others, since we can't help but act lovingly. Great-men were all considered lunatics, because they were free thinkers, they did not resonate with the idea of being governed by something which is already there, they looked for answers, they asked questions and when questions began unfolding mysteries they were all locked up with time.

Our freedom, our lives have been taken away and that too willingly, we have given-up on ourselves, as if there's nothing that we can do, of-course prevention is better then cure, but when the disease affects the roots of our beginning, the idea of prevention does not apply, our only remedy is our mind and the love we have for each-other and everything around us. Some wise men call it "HOPE".

We have been given a chance of to experience the human way of living, our body is going to last for 50-60 odd years, may be 100, but the way we are living our lives living for a century is not worth it, with all the negativity and hate around you and not to mention round the clock stress that we have not just physically but spiritually as well. This is not the way to experience anything, its more like doing your time here, makes no sense. We should enjoy, make love, spread happiness and peace.


How difficult, how much demanding and how challenging is the simple idea of living harmoniously; with love for each-other.


"In the SOCIETY of SAINTS , I'M my own remedy."

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Lost in time; found in space

Through time, the World, the people and the always civilized society has seen all the faces behind that beautiful yet so ugly mask. If time spoke someday and we all become patient listeners, we will definitely have no place to hide, because we have made it so obvious, in a nutshell we lie to ourselves. Philosophy, History, our origins have been molded in such a way that time itself speechless.

I was reading the newspaper the other day and there was one article that spoke about  "talking plants " and then i thought to myself are they really writing this. Are we (Human Beings) the only species that communicate with one another ! Do animals and plants talk ? They do more than we understand. There is no substantial proof of it but has everything to be proven. Can somebody, anybody for that matter prove love, hatred, feelings, emotions, Guess not ! Anyways coming back to the article i was talking about. The Holy Book of Sikhs Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji which goes back to the early 15th century to early 17th century said that plants can communicate, Terrence Mckenna also said the same thing but there was no way to prove it, now that they have found a way to calculate it and put it on the paper that plants can communicate, hence its proven!

Ancient civilizations, cultures whether mythical or not said that plants were there allies, healers, shamans, teachers but nobody gave a shit about it. Now the scientists are talking and giving away facts, we have proved it, its there. But it was not until they realized.

All civilizations or cultures modern or ancient have used some kind of shaman/teacher/healer/ ally, to know there higher-self. The pursuit of knowing oneself and connecting to the source does not apply anymore, we are more like those zombies who eat, pray and work, we no-longer connect with selves, we didn't have time to do that. We have been mis-guided so very well that there is almost nothing we can do about it, even though we know that something is missing in our lives ( the inner peace ) is no longer available. Our truth-seekers, our philosophers, our priests, our healers are in a dilemma, the luxury of materialistic aspects struck mankind so hard that our ancestors lived in an illusion, they lived a mythical life, well Rome wasn't build in one day, Pyramids are still standing the gaint olmec heads still remain, how backward and illiterate can our ancestors be, how arrogant, how egoistic bastards of us to call them mythical, illusionists---- we have mastered the technique of lying to ourselves, we really live in a denial.

Sometimes i think that it is better to walk-away from all this, but then again what difference will it make, i will disappoint a couple of souls and make none happy. But if you really gotta do something about it, then you gotta pull yourself together and do whatever you can to spread the truth, the happiness, the lost peace and love. 

 One day we all are going to get lost in midst of stars and turn into cosmic dust.  

Saturday, June 16, 2012

What really matters !



“Be content with what you have; rejoice the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”


I often asked myself what can i possibly own, a car, a house or a fat bank account or may be
all of them, but what will i do with them. Travel in a car alone, stay at home, or spend
money shopping, i am not built that way. I like to keep all my possessions in a backpack. I am 24 years old and there is not much that i owe besides my laptop and some traveling gear and some clothes. Most of my friends have jobs, nice phones, lives and routines and sometimes it bothers me ! And i feel like a giant failure walking on a path to nowhere. I start to think that how i've let myself and my family down. The fact really troubles me and i get depressed and start sulking in, until my mind screams, this is what makes me happy, this is what defines me, this is who i am. Whatever i have learned, whoever i am today is because of the choices that i have made.


Crossing over from the world that society expects you to live to one that is unconventional takes time. You have to train yourself to let one go and the other one in. Slowly slowly. The more you start to live life in its present state, the more you’ll start to understand that this is the only way we should be living and the only way that creates meaning in our lives. The stuff tends to fade into the background and you’ll realize just how easy it is to walk away from it all. Suddenly the smiles and the love is all that matters. It’s nice to have the nice things as well, and you can still enjoy them when they come into your life, but you are not a slave to them anymore and you can easily let them come and go.


Many of us spend so much energy and time trying to protect our identity in order to feel a sense of existence – our bodies, our memories, our ideas and inspirations, our relationships with others, all the material things we have: a house, a car, a company, a job, some money… etc. So much fear is based on the fear of loosing our identity; fear of loosing our “selves”, fear of loosing the reference point, fear of letting go of control. 


The truth is, we don’t own anything in the very first place. It is only the appearance of owning, a false identification or sense that we are separated and alone, an unnecessary need to protect some illusionary fantasy.


Yes, it is scary to let go. It is scary to the mind. The mind is afraid to face the obvious fact that we don’t own anything in the beginning. The mind is happy with the little personal comfortable world that it has created for itself, where everything is familiar, repetitive, expected, and known. But there is a greater Will in play; It is forever, and is the only Will that is ever in charge. This life was never meant for ourselves or for the comfort of the ego; it is meant for excitement and adventure.  It is meant to be open and to receive the unending river of Grace. Beyond our little perfect world is a Universe that is spacious and timeless, that is infinite and eternal. And it is by turning our attention away from our limited identity that we can finally have our attention available for the greatest part of the universe, the infinite part of our true identity. 




It's easy  to accumulate possessions, but relationships and people are what matters.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Second-hand life in a second-hand world based on second-hand facts



I have been answering way too many questions, its just been a couple of months since i have been away from my home. Everything is not what it seems to be, we all know this hard fact of life. But when you self-realize it, the feeling is quite bitter. I have been working my ass off  so that i could save some money for my travels. I don't mind working, i enjoy it, it gets on to you'r nerves when you have to answer all the questions. Sometimes meeting complete strangers and finding yourself in an uneasy spot. You know that you don't have to be there, you know that you are not meant to answer that, but in a situation like this there is nothing much that you can do, retreat or may be surrender !! Time is the best teacher that a student can ask for, and if one is paying attention and acknowledging time there is never a moment when you will not learn something. This is my answer to every question that was asked to me.




Today we are living in a world where everyone is more or less satisfied. Man has all the comforts and everything he needs and does not need. There will come a time, however, when man will be prepared to throw off these comforts. luxury and comfort weaken the will and keep men under constant hypnosis. Alcohol and drugs are not as dangerous as man's total slavery to luxury. He cannot pull himself away from them. It is impossible unless he has become aware of something more than his parents and society could give him !



One of our problem is that very few of us have developed any distinctive personal life. Everything about us seems secondhand, even our emotions. In many cases we have to rely on second-hand information, in order to function. i accept the world of a physician, a scientist, a farmer, on trust. i do not like to do this ! I have to because they posses vital information and knowledge of living of which i am ignorant. second-hand information concerning the state of my kidneys, heart, lungs, i can live with. but when it comes to questions of meaning, purpose and death, second-hand information will not do. I cannot survive on a second-hand god. there has to be a personal word, a unique confrontation, if i am to come alive !

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Why all the suffering !! You know who you are !

Waking up in the middle of night, shifting under the blankets and feeling the heart of the person next to you. You turn around and see them in their most peaceful, innocent, and vulnerable state. They breathe as though the weight of the world lies on anyone's shoulders but their own. You smile and kiss their face in the gentlest manner so as not to wake them. You turn back and an involuntary grin forms on your face. This is what i felt like when i saw my friends face a little while ago and i had an urge to write about the feeling that passed me and the sufferings we all have to face.

"Life has no limitations, except the ones you make."

We all have to suffer. It's a very cold hearted fact of life. Everyone- from the sweetest little child to the oldest and kindest old lady, has to suffer. No one escapes the losses and hardships. All this makes sense if this suffering is brought upon us because someone we loved passed away or someone in our family is sick, but what if the suffering brought upon us is because of the society that we are a part of. We are the radical minds, we are people who try to find our own reality and purpose and it can get very hard for people like us to fit in. I am 24 year old fart :P, religiously speaking i am sick, but my religion is Humanity, my nationality is Indian, but i consider myself to be a citizen of this whole truth-forsaken world, infact a citizen of this whole Universe, I know a few languages but i speak love. If i say this publicly, i may be considered insane or worse, i might be considered a threat to the society. So this friend i was talking about, she is also like me and you having a lot of problems facing the New-World. It is always very difficult to find your ways through and for people who are from small towns like mine, face the worse. I could not tell her much, all i did was gave her a shoulder that she can lean on to, as i myself am trying to fit in to the modern ways of living. The things that i did manage to tell her was that the most beautiful people are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss and found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving  concern. Beautiful people does not just happen. At the end of the day we don't have to take much with us except for the beautiful time spend, all the adventures, all the experiences and all the memories.

 I believe  that, contemporary WORLD is a symbolic concentration of all the good and the bad of our civilization - ranging from the fantastic development of science and technology generating more welfare and the profundity of civil liberty and strength of democratic institutions, to the blind cult of perpetual economic growth and never-ending consumption, no matter how detrimental to the environment, the dictates of materialism, consumerism and advertising, the voiding of human uniqueness and its replacement by the uniformity of the round-the-clock noise of TV banality.....who thinks today about future generations? who is concerned about what people will eat, drink, breathe in one hundred years, where they will get energy when there are twice as many people living on this planet as today? only an idealist, a dreamer, a genuinely spiritual person who, they say, is not modern enough...like me, like you and like my sobbing friend who i mentioned in this post.

Speaking from a genuine and a curious heart, is this what we thrive and is this that is making people like us suffer the ever not going religious superstition, the cult of so called economic growth, the dictatorship of materialism ? What about our growth as a Species, well consuming is not growing, but is going a step forward to your own extinction. We are only trying to help and get you back to the ways of life. Instead of us suffering, it should have been you, but since we have realized something we only want to share it with you and help you heal the world and help you heal 'you'

"Turn criticism into appreciation. Turn judgment into admiration. See beauty in darkness. See love in light. See truth in love. Always forgive as the world is transformed through kindness and patience and by changing our perspective and changing our perception, we change our world. The world cannot change through demand and expectation. Learn to value failures and mistakes, to be patient towards all that is unsolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves ... Do not now seek answers, which cannot be given you, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then, gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into answer. "


Friday, March 9, 2012

Understanding the beautiful you and believing in what you create







We are not here to please anyone, we are not here to take orders, we are not here to believe what is already there, we are not here to be actors who are a part of one big DRAMA. Our being here is a very special gift and we need to acknowledge this fact. Unfortunately our life has been scripted and dictated to us by different entities influencing us in every sphere of our lives. Just wanted to add, i am sitting here in my front-yard listening to some great music and there is some kind of bird making such a sweet sound that tempted me so much that i had stop writing for some time and feel the little fella singing the song, "melts my heart and brings sweetness to my life." And not to mention my mom is crazy about gardening and she has got all sorts of flowers blossoming here in my front yard. And i am sitting here writing this , makes me feel alive, makes me feel connected, i feel like that i am part of something.


Before i come back to what i started, i would like to say that these little things these flowers, the chirping of the birds, the blue sky, the green grass is what inspires everyone of us at some point or the other and helps us in finding who we really are. If it wasn't for that apple that fell-off  from the apple tree when Sir Issac Newton was sitting underneath it, the laws of gravity would not have been discovered by Mr. Newton. There are signs that are helping us 24*7, all we have to do is look around.


The modern society, the 21st century inventions have made our lives easy and comfortable but of all the easiness and comfort that we have, we still wander and thrive for our own true existence. There are people blinded by myths,superstitions, religion and some of them even by science. The culture that i belong to does not allow us to go beyond the belief that one has to serve this life with truth and justice, there is a list of things that we have to do and things that we don't have to do. And if we serve this life well and our doings are justified we will be rewarded with fruits of heaven. Most of the cultures are based on these theories. But the irony is that nobody makes his own destiny going beyond the traditional ways of life.  And to add the duality of it, Women are considered to be the source of life but when it comes to treating them good, the moral integrity is nowhere to be seen. In India, women are beaten, caged, sold, raped, murdered and even kept as sex slaves. If somebody finds out that the womb of a mother is carrying a girl child, they are bound to get abortion-ed and people like them are so religious and pure they say,


''AURAT DEVI KA ROOP HOTI HAI''


meaning "a woman is an avatar of the goddess herself.'' How disconnected we are, how much of duality is filled in our minds. Our doings in this cynical world that we are a part of won't do us any good attaining 'MOKSHA'. 


What we see and what is pleasing to the naked eye is not always right.


It's not just the women who are tortured and tormented, we still believe in racism and caste system. And there are a lot more things that i don't even want to talk about.


Now the 21st century philosophy which says that lack of education is the reason for all these superstitious and mythical beliefs that have been carried out in different parts of the world. I ask all of those people who believe in 21st century philosophy, what about the self-respect and what about the moral integrity ? no one taught you that ? I inherited my moral sense from all the social elements that you and me share, i still believe that we could live together with peace and harmony, respecting the different ways of life. And from time to time i keep asking myself, am i doing the right thing, are my actions hurting some body's feelings and emotions. I am able to do this because i feel connected not just to myself, or the ones i love but i feel connected with everything that is there. What is it that we can owe, when we already know that everything out there is ours ! We are nobody's property, there is nothing that can owe you. The grass under our feet is ours, the sky, the trees, the meadows, the plains, the rivers and the mountains and the sun and the moon, everything is ours, everything is connected, we just have to open our minds and keep a friendly heart.


The disconnection of naive mind from its true self has turned us all into some kind of zombies who are working together in one big scripted reality series. The 21st century luxuries. the cars, the airplanes and those automated robots have made us lazy, life has been restricted to not more then a remote. The pleasure that we get walking the earth, cooking our food with our own hands, sharing all that we have and caring for everything that is there is an unexplained feeling, try it for yourself.


There is beauty, there is love, there is you and there is everything that you dream of. Life is beautiful, peaceful, colorful, spiritual and full of uncertainties, if you want it to be.


You don't have to believe what is already there for you. Everyone of us has to travel the far-away lands and make our life a beautiful journey filled only with peace, love, happiness and joy.


''If you are hit with TRUTH and REALITY very hard only then you understand it.''


So stop living in the illusion and make your own way.