Monday, March 28, 2011

When will you be happy?

The more memory you have the less you will be happy.
The more you relive the past the less you will live today.
The more you correct the world the less you will see corrections.

There are three aspects. Nature, Maya and Money. Nature is composed of five elements. Maya is composed of five विकार vices like anger, lust, greed, etc., Money is the object. 

Maya causes corruption in your nature, both within and outside. You blame money. 

Can money be the cause of happiness or unhappiness? 

Money is the instrument. If you play well you will produce soothing rhythms. If you are anxious you will break strings.

Can money influence your feeling? Can money help you with your mental strength? Can money create courage, faith, love? 

How you feel is how you think? 
Your thoughts are pure, your feelings are pure. 
Your thoughts are reckless, you feel chaos. 
In reality you are not performing any action. You are dull, lethargic. 
Your mind is racing. Your body is still.
Imagine the bleeding it will cause to your mind.
Your body is hurt, you can see the cut, you can see the blood, you can feel the pain.
Your mind is hurt by continuous onslaught of waste thoughts.

You put ointment to cure the body. How will you cure the mind? 
Do you realize that your mind is hurt? Are you aware of the hurt your thoughts have caused to your mind?
A pill can relieve your physical pain. A pill can distract and calm your mind for a while. 

But how will you make your mind calm and your body active? 

You take the body to gym, swimming pool, badminton court. You jog. You walk. 
Where will you take the mind? How will you exercise it? How will you keep it energized? How will you disallow waste negative dissipative thoughts?

Can you ?

PS: Most of the thoughts are derived from Sister Shivani, Dadi Janki and Sri Sri Ravishankar ji. They belong to Brahmakumaris and Art of living.

What does your daughter want?

I saw a parent hitting a the back palm of a girl child aged about 5 in front of sweet shop, beside SLV in RBI Layout.
Her offense.
She was holding a pole that must have gathered dust during the day. She was merely playing with it. Of-course her palms would get dirty. She may acquire infection. But does that justify the swift hard movement of an adult arm to distract and hurt her.

She managed to go into her mother's arm. Mother then changed attention of father to the sweets that they had to buy. The girl looked at the Frootie in the cold storage. Her mother followed her gaze and offered to buy her. The father would have regained his senses as he relented.

Then we moved on to Everfine, a supermarket. Second floor has gift section. A girl aged about 6 was urging her parents for a fancy item.
Her mother "Beta, you have so many of them at home, you have not yet opened them, play with them first and then we will think about this".
Her father "Behave yourself, I don't like your whimpering, you have so much still you want more, let us go".
Their faces were grim as they tried to discipline their child.
Just then a friend appeared, both faces converted to grin as they dragged their daughter out of the kids section.

How did you treat your daughter today?

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Life without judgements

How many times do you judge yourself?
How many times do you judge people around you?
How many times do you form opinions on situations that affect you?
How many times do you form opinions on situations that do not affect you?

You are not this.
You are not that.
She is like this.
She is like that.

I wish she could behave better.
I wish my situation improves.

Why is she shouting at me?
Why is she doing this when I stopped her from doing so?
How many times do I have to remind you not to do that again?

I want you to improve. That is why I shout at you. I cannot tolerate you doing mistakes.

How dare the auto whisked past me?
How dare the auto driver is asking me for extra 10 rupees?
How dare the auto driver refusing to go where I want to go?
Doesn't the bus conductor have minimum courtesy?
See, the cop stopped me to take a bribe.
See, the clerk across the counter is smiling and talking about everything else except my file. Smells like bribe.

STOP
Just be in the situation without judgement.

Tell me a situation in which you smiled and did not pass judgement. Think.

If you are still thinking then please participate in a situation without judgement and tell me about it.

I am waiting to hear...

Please do not over-judge and maul your lovely being.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Situations are puppet shows

Do situations throw you left and right?
Do you treat every situation as tsunami? You become and let it overwhelm you.

Did you know that contentment leads to stability? Stability builds a protection layer around you. This stability allows you to witness situations as puppet shows. This stability allows you to impart positive assurance in your surroundings. It gives hope and support to your spouse, children, neighbors, colleagues and bosses.

Stability is your energy state. If there is noise in your surroundings. If there is dissatisfaction, discontentment you will be engulfed in a tsunami of negative emotions. If your level of energy is lower than your surroundings then you will be swept away, blown apart and become hundred broken glass pieces. Your remaining life will be left for gathering the glass pieces.

But if you are protected then you will nullify the chaos. You will bring stability around you. Your contentment will survive.

How do I get stability? How do I get the protection layer? How can I be content?
You ask who you are.
You ask who is your father.
You ask where are you from.

You meditate for the answers. HE will answer. In one form or other. It will not be FAQ. Heres the question and heres the answer below it. You will float the question to HIM and he will let you know when you are ready.

You are peace.
You are born out of ocean of love and peace.
You are from above where all souls originate.

When you break up human behavior. Rip them apart from their body consciousness and expose their soul. You get to meet the same you. All souls by nature are peace loving, powerful being. You are too powerful and peace loving. Be in soul consciousness. Drink this knowledge everyday with every sip of water that you take.

God's love is in you. You are love. The more you allow HIM to be near you , the more you will feel safe and protected. The more energy flows from HIM to you. You become reservoir of energy. Surroundings and situations will sap energy out of you but you will get your refill with every sip of water. HE becomes the shield around you.

Imagine the energy rays coming towards you, filling you with GOD's love. The more the fill , the more it will brim out of you. Your face will glow. Your body will shine.

Its all been taken care of. Remind yourself of your true nature. You too will LOVE you.

THANK YOU NOTE - Sister Shivani - Awakening with Brahmakumaris - Aastha Channel - 7:10 PM today and everyday

Sunday, March 13, 2011

What is your belief system?

Anger is needed to get work done.
You shout on the cook and he makes better food tomorrow.
You show aggression to the pizza delivery boy and he waives off the cost of pizza.
You honk madly at the car in front of you and he moves aside.
You shout at your kid and he starts to study.
You express dissatisfaction at your staff and their future delivery improves.
You have seen it since childhood. You have responded to it. When people are angry around you only then you do work.

You have achieved the honor of glorying anger as a tool to get work done.

Now, Can you change your belief system to "Love is needed to get work done."
You will be smashed with withdrawal symptoms. You will feel an irresistible desire to scream. This is not how it is done. People around you will not care about your soft manners. They can ignore you. They will not accept you as their boss, spouse,father,child. You will lose your relationship.

Do you feel the grip of fear yet? If I change my belief system to something which is closer to my natural being I am bombarded with fearful thoughts? Another belief system "Negativity is natural".

You want the whole world to treat you like a baby doll. Love you. Hug you. Like you. But you do not want to give them the same want.

When you are angry you are hurting yourself? Anger is negative energy. Everytime you shout you create it in your being. The person shouted at gets hurt, he may be incapable of responding but hurt also gives back negative energy. And if you have shouted successfully at 10 people in a day you have deteriorated your health by more than 20 times. You fall sick. You dont know the reason. You are addicted to medicine and hope the tablet will keep you alive.

It is not your body. It is your mind which is corrupted by the belief system. It is at core. Your thoughts. Your behavior. Everything else is simply responding on basis of your belief system. Change your belief system, change the blueprint of your being. Your existence.

You dont speak to your child. You punish her. She is sorry for her mistake. She is begging for attention to pardon her. You are quite. You think "Look you have made  a mistake, Now mama will not talk to you". You are giving guilt to your child. She is getting hurt. Her guilt is negative energy. It is depleting her. You say "I do everything for my child, I have been through so much pain just to bring her to this stage and now how can she hurt me in this way". You count your sacrifices.

Your GOAL is to empower your child. Make her strong. Make her fountain of positive energy. But what you give her is GUILT. Your GOAL is GUILT. Please talk it out with your child, forgive them, do not develop the belief system in them that "If I punish you then you will not do that mistake again."

You only have a body. There is only one size of clothe that will fit your body. Your mother comes with one sized clothes, your father with another, your siblings with another, your spouse with another, your friends with another, your children with another. Can you shrink and expand your body to best fit all? What will happen to you if you simply expand and collapse your body everyday of your life? Will you tailor your body or will you tell the tailor "Look heres my body and this is the size most suitable to it".

You have to be IN-DEPENDENT. When you are OUT-DEPENDENT you exhaust your energies in trying to please all, make everyone happy around you. Be grim with friend who likes you to be quite, Be cheerful and humorous to the friend who likes you that way. But when you go to sleep how do you feel about the day. Could you be yourself? Did you take good care of yourself? Did you live up to your expectation of yourself or did you let yourself be measured and curated by your tailor?

When you are healed, you will be able to heal others.
The only one who is giving you unconditional and pure love is within you. You have created layers of belief system over it. They have guised his appearance. Unpeal. Remove the layers of onions. You will cry but when you reach the core there will be only one belief system.

You are peace
You are love

PS- Notice there is no full stop after both above sentences.

Thank you - Brahmakumari Sister Shivani, Suresh Oberai, Aastha Channel.
Thank you Mona didi and Roma for letting me know about "Awakening with Brahmakumaris" every sunday at 9:30 PM on Aastha Channel.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Hit by a meru cab

First it cut through in front, coming from the side. Then I was stuck behind a stationary broken truck and was slowly turning to right of the road. It continued to honk. I heard a thud noise. The road was full of noise so I ignored the noise. Spouse wondered "Did something hit the car?". I said No.

Then it allowed me to go to the right side. I crossed to left side after crossing the broken truck. It raced beside me to send me a message. The driver of the Meru cab was gesturing and waving. Even I got animated and told him "You did not see the broken truck or what?". He pulled down the windows and threw few abuses and went past. Again in super speed. I did not realize then that he had the guts to be aggressive post a deliberate hit.

I am sure he would have graduated from auto and recruited by Meru. The cab has distinct identity from outside. I thought they recruited professional drivers but post this ugly incident I really doubt. In the business of making quick bugs you speed past creditable employees.

When I reached home I saw the dent beside the side of rear door. And a long scratch till the door. When someone hits from behind you really know how desperate they are to own the road space.

If you are hit by a Meru Cab, You can leave a feedback at http://www.merucabs.com/customer-support/commentsfeedback.php Dont hope that Meru would come down and apologize but be happy that you have spoken your word.

Happy driving on Bannerghatta road between Ranka colony and Mandovi motors. Desparate cabs generally come from 16th main road from BTM layout and rush in to capture the Bannerghatta road in Bangalore. The time would be around 8PM, today and on most days. When you see Meru, give the same respect as you give to the Auto. Nothing less.


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