Here is an incorrect understanding. His words betrayed his level of experience
Your inner peace or happiness depends exclusively on how you train your brain with your mind. Brain is an organ, mind is consciousness. With daily meditation and practice of mindfulness, japa and worship, the energy centres (chakras) slowly balance and align with higher intelligence. More sincere and focused you are with your daily practice of not spending more time fixing external situations…
I will not finish the rest what he said ! This was posted by someone in my medical group Who is an ardent follower of a Guru
WHAT HE HAS WRITTEN IS NONSENSE
Peace is something tangible. Something like a dollar or a gold coin. It can be transferred. It can be lost. With purity of consciousness the abstract form goes away and now freely available ! That peace is Shankar. That is given on shakti awakening. That is under the control of an enlightened person!
Peace is not dependent On the mind or attitude. The mind and intellect or brain bows to it. They totally lose their power to go to the world
So I urge people not to read books or random blog filled with ignorance
There is an interesting story. Ramkrishna Paramhansa slowly became more famous. One local wealthy business man approached him and wanted awakening! Ramkrishna said no. Your not ready yet. Just leave. Now this person was adamant. Approached him repeatedly.
Who wouldn’t? Awakening is a wonderful thing. So finally Ramkrishna said fine. Kicked him. And then the person left
2 weeks later he goes back to Ramkrishna and said take your awakened shakti back. I don’t want it. I am not ready yet. Ramkrishna asked why? What happened.
Now Ramkrishna of course knew what happened. But for the benefit of other disciples he has asked.
The man lamented. So after the awakening I was having wave after wave of perpetual joy and peace. It was very intense. I could not focus on my business, wife or children. Now my business is folding. Family is unhappy. Please take it away. How can I work ?
So we may think we are ready. But we are not. We would be unhappy if something happened to our family, money. After all in this world you need money. Do you really want to live on the mercy of others?
So whatever a Guru does is perfect. Accurate. Whatever meager awakening we get is always more than we are ready for
Not everyone is born ready like Vivekananda or Yogananda! All their life that’s all they did. And never worked. The arrangement for money was made by God in subtle hidden ways
I was also punished this way by my Guru. I kept asking for a taste of divine love. It was unbearable. Fortunately it was short lived for a few months Why unbearable? Curiously the love of God is present in every atom. Every living being. From an insect to humans. It is that very love that humans have not grasped. It was twisted and used for material things. That is the divine throb of The heart of Shiv
So now you know peace and joy is tangible. Not dependent on circumstances or attitude
Don’t listen to wrong things and struggle and waste your life with wrong ideas
The wrong words of the person betrayed him that he has a long way to go ( the first paragraph)
All the scholars put together could not and cannot understand either Krishna or Rama or Jesus.
A true Guru is at that level or higher.
Their actions, their words their method have such a deep meaning and method of helping – all the logic that you have cannot clarify it.
You may assume you know why they said or did something – but our understanding is so limited – it is clouded by the darkness of maya and ignorance – we cannot penetrate beyond it to know their true purpose
Rama got rid of pregnant Sita – from his kingdom – knowing she was innocent !
Jesus cursed a fig tree – because he did not get a shade
Krishna told Arjuna to abduct Subhadra even though his brother and all cultures said it was wrong!
I get very amused by the weak interpretations and very laughable interpretations by the current day “saints”
When I learnt the true reasons from Gurudev – I was left speechless and learnt an important thing. Never use any intelligence in the presence of a Guru.
Not completely true. Often times we respect a scientist or a doctor. Moreover we feel at peace after talking with our accountant and v respect his or her opinion
So forgive me for the slight contradiction. I am nothing or nobody but the people in this day and age get misled quickly.
I can share what I experienced
So then how is it in the presence of a Guru ? Like your in front of a perfect mirror reflecting everything about you. Like your in present of love itself. But not the physical love. But the love of someone who sees you as a soul.
The interaction is always one on one. Not in front of a million people.
Such Guru are rare. Few can recognize them and fewer can absorb their blessings. The sun shines every where but is reflected in water
My goal is to remind you the need for purity. Then and only then will you benefit with the perfect Guru. Otherwise your flaws will prevent you from knowing him.
We think we read the Bible. Or Ramana or Aurobindo. Or Gita. Or the previous quote of Ramana
We slowly understand it. And what happens? We feel elated. We get ego but the one E we don’t get is evolve. It just did not change your meditation experience. ( Like the previous blog experience of meditation) neither did it change personality or decrease our desires ( for fame sex food finance)
So a smart person should have this attitude. Oh my God. This is a huge task. I need to figure out how to get there. I am desperare to get there. Who can guide me. Who can help me. Books can’t give this level of power. I am no where. I am a disgrace by displaying ego and desires and emotion.
This is how I felt in my very young days. And I found a Guru
Moksha is not meant for everyone! Let’s face it most want to keep enjoying. This world and the heavens. And on their way make several spots in hell. Many consider this world a form of hell
Then there are some who half heatedly want it and they intermittently take interest. And some seek it more intently but they fail to recognize the true help they receive. They understand the wisdom and clarity from the experienced person. However it was not in their destiny. Their past karma’s prevent them and those unfortunate souls go back to all false things that is in their ingrained in their psyche. And they feel more comfortable with the non yogic or imperfect yoga teachings and methods.
When you talk with them they nod yes. They grasp it but are afraid to hold on. And minimize the wonder if the enlightened person
Such an enlightened person is not easy to understand. Disciples in general can only understand based on the social and cultural values they have been taught. A guru is way above that and his logic and intuitive methods are not understood.
Everyone thinks they meditate well. Even perfect. They feel joy because they fell asleep
But that is not mediation
There are a few things
Sushumna opens. That is the first step.
Now that it is open, your prana can turn within and ascend the staircase to heaven
How do you know your prana ascended
This is what Paramhansa Yogananda said
The devotee who masters the technique of yoga meditation knows that when concentration becomes interiorized he finds his life force and attention withdrawn from the motor nerves, sensory nerves, and heart and accumulated in the subtle astral centre in the coccygeal region of the spine. Then during deep meditation this accumulated life force floats his consciousness upward through the subtle sacral, lumbar, dorsal, cervical, and medullary centres to the highest centre of divine perception, the abode of Spirit in the thousand-petalled lotus of light and consciousness in the brain.
~ Sri Paramahansa Yogananda,
973, The second coming of Christ.
Such yogi are extremely rare
Don’t deceive yourself into fake mediation
These steps are universal.
In this world there are two teachers. If you take God as your mentor, you will have a wonderful time; but if you choose the devil as your guide, you will have bullets of misery. The key word for most people as they go through life is "myself." The spiritual man, on the other hand, thinks equally of others. Those who think only of themselves attract enmity from their associates. But those who are thoughtful find others wanting to be thoughtful of them. If there are one hundred people in a town and each one is trying to take from the other, each one has ninety-nine enemies. But if each one is trying to help the other, each one has ninety-nine friends.
~ Sri Paramahansa Yogananda,
JOURNEY to Self – Realization
The only problem with God as mentor, you need to recognize God The sure way God comes to us is as a Guru.
What if you can’t recognize a Guru ? Yes. It is difficult. Yogananda could not recognize Yukteshwar as a Guru. He had to be told. And a Guru does not come and show his full glory right away. He just won’t. Slowly he reveals more and more
So what next? Circumstances can be your Guru or God. We learn from our mistakes. Often times people will warn us. Friends can warn us not to do things. They guide. We have to be alert. Follow the scriptures if in doubt.
Don’t justify bad behavior without any scriptural guidance.
But the biggest guide is to learn not to be selfish and hang around people who are not selfish. Be around those are willing to sacrifice things for each other
In the long run selfish behavior – especially the need to fight back based on ego is the worst
I have seen many fellow disciples egotistically stuck and following the wrong path merely based on the ego that they know , no one else knows as much as I do, and they know the right person to follow.
Sadly they were wrong on all counts
Such ego leads to the demise of their spiritual path. For many many births
This is true even for a readers of the blog. Their own ego prevents them from grasping or asking the right Technique.
The problem with good people is they are naive They don’t realize there is evil all around them. After all this is the satanic delusion , maya.
People around you are pre programmed in a different way
They don’t believe is courtesy always. They want to use good people constantly. Manipulate them. And if your slightly happy they want to upset you in a variety of ways
This is the norm of life
Once in a while a good person may Encounter another good person but by now they are skeptical of goodness. We look at niceness and wonder what does he or she want?
The moral is you should be good. Loving caring. But don’t be naive or stupid. Be aware of the pitfalls in life. It is constant and to be expected
You are not here as an avatar to change someone. You are here to learn your own self. For liberation from these headaches
My Gautamuncle said – do not ever try to correct your spouse. You will spend all your life trying to improve your spouse and then in the next birth he or she will Marry someone else and get the benefit of an improved personality!
Let them be. Don’t correct anyone. Be loyal to your goal. Of God