Friday, February 10, 2017

Judging the self

You judge the color of the sky based on yesterdays clouds that you remember today as seen yesterday. 
You judge yourself based on your thoughts that come from yesterday’s situation as you remember today as it happened yesterday. 

Are you seeing things as they are and as they happen? 
Are you clouded by thoughts born out of your perception of how it happened? 

Do you make a factual statement based on something somebody told on someday as to how it happened in their analysis of the worldly situation?

Whom are you judging here? What are you judging? On what grounds you stand when you judge? What is the basis of judgement? 

Are you basing your claims based on a moving platform? Will you have an stable opinion about yourself or anyself for that matter?

अपने वजूद को समझो, क्या तुम्हारा आधार है। निराधार राय को जन्म दे कर किसकी पहचान बना रहे हो। 
हथेली मैं बहती हवा को पकड़ कर एक ठोस पत्थर की पहचान कैसे निर्धारित कर सकते हो। 
क्यों ख़ुद का ख़ून और वक़्त जायज़ करते हो इन फ़जूल की बातों में ।

जिसको जानते नहीं हो उसको पहचान कैसे सकते हो।
उसके गुण दिखते हों तो जानो की वो ही है।

You really cannot define the core, the center by observing and noticing what is happening on circumference. 
It’s futile to even guess or predict how it will be inside when you dont know what is in.
It’s better to observe and propagate the characteristics of the inner being rather than making an attempt to define.

There are three qualities
  1. truth
  2. benevolence or consciousness , that only gives 
  3. bliss

कहते हैं कि उनके तीन गुण होते हैं 
  1. सत्य
  2. चिदा  - परमात्मा जो सिर्फ़ देते है , बस 
  3. आनंद  

So point is not to get lost in making an attempt to define or restrict the unfathomable, unconditional source of your creation. 

Enjoy its creation.
Notice its qualities.
Further its qualities. 

समझ गए न की उसे सीमित करने की कोशिश भी बेकार है जो निराकार है पर आकार मैं रहता है। नहीं समझे तो बस इतना समझ लो की जिसने यह सब बनाया है उसके गुणो को देखो और बड़ावा दो। 

This article was born out of Niranjan meditation as guided by Gurudev HH +Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji.
इस लेख का जन्म गुरुदेव श्री श्री रवि शंकर जी  के निरंजन ध्यान की सीडी चलते वक़्त हुआ था।

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Mind - a river

Mind flows like the river. It has not seen the ocean but still carries own in search of the ultimate bliss that it has glimpsed but not yet become. 

The water finds the lowest point. The mind becomes humble. Humility blossoms.
The water overcomes the rock solid obstacles. The mind develops patience and perseverance. A never give up attitude.
The water irrigates the fields and leaves fertile soil. The mind shares stories of hardship, toil and makes inside and everyone around light.
The water jumps and cuts through hilly terrain. The mind exhibits its youthful exuberance. 
The water keeps flowing. The mind keeps exploring the new.

The clouds come and meet the mountains. The rivers of life are born. The seeds of mind are fresh from pure rich showers of rain. 
The river is born.
Streams innocently flow and bubble down the hills. Gathering experience and water to form rivers.
They become lazy and lame in fields, dwindling wherever the slopes takes them. Seems directionless but always seeking the lowest point.

The clouds come over fields again. 
Little drops of hope arrive from sky. Instill little vibrations inside.
Little drops of freshness touch the rivers in fields. It fills them with burst of energies and flood them again. Eager to find the source of all this love that clouds have showered on them. The clouds have gathered the love from the ocean and carried them to far off land.

Winter comes and river freeze. Mind become cold and unreceptive. 
Summer comes to melt the solid. Mind melts and prepares to relax.
Rains bring down fresh messages in droplets from ocean. Mind is reminded again of the source into which it is destined. 

And so on the journey continues...

inspired from a quote from HH +Sri Sri Ravi Shankar 

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Why is mind restless?

If you were a child going to a fair with your father and in the hustle bustle of crowd you lose contact with your father.
You were holding your father’s hand and somebody came in between and then a stream of people rushed in and you were thrown in different direction.
What will happen to you?
You will search for your father. 
Then the colors of fair might attract you and you will be lost in them for a while. 
You will suddenly remember your father and run around to find him.
Then the sounds of fair might attract you and you will be lost in them for a while. 
You will suddenly remember your father and run around to find him.
Then the lights of fair might attract you and you will be lost in them for a while. 
You will suddenly remember your father and run around to find him.
Then the circus in fair might engage you.
You may come into the act of the circus and then go elsewhere and then come again.
In between you may remember your father and yearn for him, long for him.
Then you will be lost in the act again. 

This world is like that fair where everything comes up and then dies. 
Nothing remains forever.  
Nothing is permanent. 
Only your longing for your father is forever. Sometimes felt and sometimes ignored. 

In ignorance you engage with the world totally.
In longing/knowledge you engage with the world detached.

In ignorance the seeking is external and actions are mostly self fulfilling (most for your benefit only).
The commitment in engagement with the world is the same but in longing the seeking is inwards and actions are directed outwards towards betterment of the world.

That father is the God and your seeking for him is devotion. He may seem to play hide and seek but he is always around and inside helping you evolve.

Like all rivers who merge towards ocean, your mind is also desperately seeking newer things/situations hoping that in some newness it will find the self. 

Unlike the heart which loves ancient, old. It longs for the beginning, the source of the stream which formed the river.
The mind jumps from one end to another hoping to find the end soon.

This article is inspired by a quote by HH +Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji.

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