It’s strange but true, we have this urge to dissect everything on table top. That’s what universities teach us. Way back in college I met one of the living poets whose poem was part of my curriculum.
I happened to to meet him over a dinner and told him I liked his poems. I also told him I never get good marks over his Poems . I told him I score well in prose but less in poetry.
He looked into my eyes and laughed! , He told me the very reason he wrote poems was because he did not want to write in prose!. Now universities prepare questions in detail to ask student’s understanding of poem!
Poet and poems belong to world of romantics or world of heart. To convert poems into theory means moving away from heart to head . Or like my friend says – Can you show me dancing sitting silently?
For a longtime in India Veda’s were transferred from generation to generation only thru singing. Absolute no writing. Old timers believed that once they write People will use their head and lose meaning. Even now In India cities like Varanasi, Sringeri, Mathura there are number of schools who do not allow you to carry pen or pencil but teaches you entire Gita by singing!.
That’s why western world could never gets enough of Rumi. Rumi spoke language of heart not of theory!. For a university bred westerners Rumi came as breath of fresh air! He had no sense of grammar or rhymes. His language was more of divine flow. Now western world is hell bent on creating grammar and rhyme out of Rumi’s world. No wonder song of divine has become university dissection exercise.
To read a poem you need to know language of heart. Otherwise you missed the bus. To read is not correct way to describe poem! probably to feel may be more Right!.
Haiku’s, Veda’s, Bible, Quaran, Gita -all were part of Divine songs. Now we have truck load of books explaining each one of them. Lost In translation! I leave you with one of My Sufiana poems.
he asked me – show me God?
I jumped and broke into peacock dance,
I screamed in ecstasy,
I kissed him and said to him “I love you”,
I asked if we can drink wine to celebrate !
I asked him if he can feel my Breathing!
I asked him slowly – did i answer his question?
he told me – i must be a Mad Bastard! I really wasted his time”
I couldn’t not understand
I told him to come back again,
I’ll try again to answer him,
may be this time I’ll dance better
When I am in my mind
I see greed, cunning, hatred, angry
when I am in my heart
I see Love, compassion, beauty,
I have both heart and mind
I can choose the one I want
If my mind is Devil
If my heart is God
then Devil and God must be in me!
I guess Devil Must be God!
otherwise How else I know the beauty of God!
It is interesting to note that word Karma has been borrowed from east and has been used extensively across the west. Although in it’s core meaning Karma denotes nothing but Newton’s third law I.e For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. please note that in Quantum physics only thought creates Action, not awareness.
Karma means act committed in lack of awareness. Typical acts of un-conscious mind stems from emotions like anger, greed, Jealous, ego. Anything you do out of mind and Unawareness continues to have reaction. The reason reaction happens is because event footprint remains in your mind. For example you carry anger about a friend or parents with you for a long time and lot of your actions are result of such an anger inside you. In other words Karma originates from thoughts ingrained in your system as a result of your un-mindful action.
However anything acted out of awareness, does’t leave foot print. Becasue awareness means you are so total in this moment there is no past or future for such a moment. Very rarely you carry it within you.
It Ancient wisdom, Crime is nothing but act you committed out of your mind on which you had no control.
The only crime is you can commit is Unawareness. Material manifestation of unawareness is reflected in events like robbery, murder, rape etc. so if you look at the basic reason for crime it is unconscious mind.
And only way to wash your Karma is Awareness. This is what the the meaning of Adam eating apple of Knowledge. It is nothing but Apple of Un-awareness. Eden is still open and available , you can go back any moment. All you need is awareness
Next time you think of Karma, think of Awareness
Meditation is art of washing away your karma. Meditation is when you stop generating Karma and start living moment to moment.
This is an ancient proverb and probably biggest open secret of centuries.
People talk about positivity and thinking positive. but to me biggest positivity comes from knowing you can trust life. Trusting life to take care of you.
Infinite patience means Infinite trust in life. Trusting life is nothing but deep trust in yourself. Knowing that all your intentions will bear fruit at the right time. If you have infinite patience you tend to relax, you tend to be at peace with yourself. When you are at peace with yourself it is easy to see where you are going.
Very rarely man at peace indulges in dirty politics, ego fights, greedy motives. For him everything what he needs will eventually come to him, that’s his belief. That’s his trust.
Enjoy this moment and know that there is miraculous way of getting all your intentions come true. don’t be lazy , work towards your goals but without any tension about results. Put more energy into work because you trust.
Meditation is an art of trusting life completely. Meditation is prayer of deep trust. Being meditative means being in trust.
Love and lots of it
I guess it is our up bringing that makes us ask too many questions before we take any step forward. I keep getting lot of questions from friends, readers on Meditation, God, Happiness etc. everyone wants instant answers and gratification.
We are not ready for acceptance and present moment living. That’s why we carry so many questions. Questions are a stumbling block to inner journey. the beauty of inner journey is such that it start with an Answer!
Dropping questions means deep acceptance of present moment. It means you are living in here and now. it takes a lot more courage to accept present moment everything as it is and move forward and it doesn’t take much intelligence to question everything around us!
Awareness is a journey of no questions. Meditation is a journey into unknown. Do not get into why , when , What and how? if you do, then you have already moved far away from your road.
What is love? GOD? prayer? meditation? ..
you can go on making your life full of questions which you want to conclude. But the mysterious ways of life is that it is only made of answers. With silence , with awareness life mysteries keeps peeling off in front of you in silence.
Meditation is a question less answer. Meditation is when all questions ceases into present moment. Meditation is rediscovering question as an answer.
Silence has been defined by literary meaning for a long time. In fact most of the people define silence in relation to noise. The reason why it is so difficult to convey silence to a student of meditation is because of his obsession with noise. He tries to kill noise before finding silence. Truth is it is easy to find silence if you just acknowledge noise.
If you feel that eliminating noise is silence, you are going struggle for a while. Silence is nothing but deep awareness of noise.
Silence is an acknowledgment of Noise!
In fact awareness of noise is Silence!
You need not have a quiet corner to do practice meditation. Any place would do. Yes for a beginner of Meditation silent place helps but its not a guarantee you learn silence well.
Do you know attraction of the drugs & alcohol is because of silence? When you are on drugs or high on alcohol this is what happens to you. You suddenly find that you can catch everything going on around you. You will find that you are in middle of noisy place but something inside you is spinning! its a exhilarating feeling! that exhilarated feeling comes from that you can notice more clearly everything happening around you plus you are aware of heady feeling inside you.
That’s why people often wonder how drunkards manage their way to home! but they do! but then it is stimulated awareness. it will lost as long as the effect of external stimulant is there.
You also feel same way when you are in love, have you noticed lovers, they can be in the middle of fish market but they can still look into each other eyes, smile, hold hands and kiss, nothing around them matters! In Love you also find your silent flowing center. but then it stays as long as your love stays.
Meditation is a honeymoon which never ends!
In meditation you will find the similar exhilarating effect but with awareness and with silence.
If you want to get to silence then start acknowledging noise first. don’t fight with noise. If you sit for a meditation and then you start acknowledging in awareness various noises around you then you will also find there is something inside you which is always silent irrespective of noise.
Meditation is art of finding center amidst all noise. Meditation is knowing something within in you is always silent irrespective of what is happening around you. Meditation is finding calm bottom beneath roaring ocean.
Love and lots of it
In history of mankind only two kinds of people have been remembered for generations. Only two kinds… Meditators and Murderers
On one hand Christ, Buddha, Krishna, Mohammad who are part of religious consciousness and are alive today with number of followers.
On the other hand Hitler, Saddam, Osama has remained part of daily unconscious thinking and are equally remembered regularly in various platforms.
It’s a strange history isn’t it? Well you decide what you want to pick?
Meditation is nothing but rediscovering your-self. Meditation is art of discovering whatever was there for centuries and whatever will be there for centuries. Meditation is Alchemy of transforming murderers effect on mankind.
Bullets never listen to prayer
Bombs can never be made in God’s courtyard
you never win without losing,
Only losers can win the game,
If you are not for love
if you are hell bent on revenge
Make sure you there are two graves , One for YOU & one for your so called enemy!
War is only an example, you fight everyday with friends, family, business etc. There is nothing like small or big in revenge. Look at yourself and answer how many times you wished harm to someone? Every time you consciously caused hurt or thinking about hurting someone then you have killed some part of your soul. Slowly you form a vicoious circle of peopel wanting to hurt each other. You have a tremendous opportunity to love someone, be nice to someone today, May you just helped someone from getting killed.
Meditation is the most courageous thing anyone can do. Meditation is a journey of unconditioned compassion. Meditation is an antidote to violent nature of mind.
PS: Which one of the above two photographs display more pain? (pls don’t answer;stay hurt!)
Fate is the outcome of your mind
Fate is when you live out greed and ambition
Fate is the result of your anger
Fate is when you are in mind.
Destiny is Love
Destiny is river flowing back to Ocean
Destiny is right now and be here
Destiny is taking a ticket to no where.
Destiny is your deep acceptance of what you are.
Destiny is when you give up your fate and stay in Love.
Don’t blame your fate for your problems. You worry about fate because you are stuck in problems of the world. In Love there is no where to go, You have arrived at your destiny even before you start your Journey. Your destiny is manifested in you and by your awareness.
Meditation is joy of journey, Meditation is art of manifesting your destiny.