From the Bible

 

Leviticus25:44 states

 

Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves

 

The question is – what does this mean?  An enlightened person can explain it in a heartbeat

Those who are ignorant of themselves will never understand it or accept it

An enlightened person experiences it

Her YOU – is the soul.

The nations around you is the body.  Obviously.  The soul is in the body and what is around the soul?

Male and female slaves – are the 5 motor organs (male – 5 karmendriya, talking walking using arms, digestion, excretion) and 5 sensory organs (female, sight, hearing tasting, smell and touch).  They are slaves for the soul – for the pleasure

Sadly, in most cases, the soul becomes a slave to the senses and helplessly bound follows the taste sensation and the person keeps eating or enjoying  the pleasures of life

So what does the word buy slaves mean? – It means if you have enough good merits or karma – those slaves will come to you in the next body. Otherwise many people are born with defective senses or the pleasure of the senses goes away at a young age.

 

All of bible, hinduism is full of such stories.  They were not stupid.  They wrote many stories very eloquently

Giri

Just a few words on Giri sampradaya.  Yogananda guru was a Giri.   Yukteshwar Giri.   Giri follow Prashna Upanishada and believe in Prana and the ability of prank to take you tot perfection.

That is why Yogananda said, he would give anyone liberation in 12 years, if they followed the technique of Kriya yoga provided they followed it perfectly,  No lectures or discussions.

What Yukteshwar Giri wrote in The Holy Science, Yogananda expounded on it in his treatise of Gita.  It is very difficult to follow without experience.   Yogananda revealed more secrets in it than he should have.  A fake Guru can read it but he will misunderstand it.  A true Guru does not need the book !

In Gita, Yogananda gives the following formula for liberation.

3 years if you have strong karma for liberation.  6 years if you have moderate karma.  Mild karma 12 years to liberation.   Slight karma then 24 years.  If no karma, still 48 years of kriya makes sure you will get kriya next birth

With this in mind…we should reappraise ourselves and see where we fall.  Very few can have sustained unbroken interest in Kirya to be able to get this.

Best wishes to all

A story of Yogananda

A man purported to have had samadhi and enlightenment

Now mind you , samadhi is rare. Difficult. And to have it at Will is even harder

Inspire of multiple explanations by Yofanabda the man persisted in bragging about his samadhi. Finally yogananda asked him , let’s see, ” tell me what is the living room of a nearby house look like “. The man gave a random answer. Quite imaginary

Yogananda then closed his eyes and described it accurately

Such ability should come naturally , if not always , occasionally.

Try it. Do it. On something like this – be honest. If you can’t do this you have more work to be done. Don’t be a guru.

Miracles

Miracles should not be pursued. But they come naturally as part of perfection

One cannot think we have reached perfection without having some miracles occurring daily

What is not to be done is – mantra for siddhi, or fasting or tapa for miracles. Having said that most people follow the route of tapa mantra etc to gain success or power of some sort. They use it to impress others and eventually become beggars in this life or next life

Foolishness of our thinking !

A few common illogical way of thinking

God is everywhere. It is true Best way to think of it is I don’t know how. It is foolish to think it is a miniature Jesus, or Ram or Krishna or any of your diety all around

Advaita – only one thing exists and I am that – that statement is true. But it is foolish to think or imagine you are there. In fact partial acceptance of it leads to more damage

If you have experienced it , and stay at that level , then the fact it is one and your everywhere you should immediately know what is happening at other places simultaneously. If you do not have one single experience like it then how can you believe you have reached that greatness?

I am not even asking of the other great things that should occur – thinks like Ramkrishna did, or Lahore Mahashaya or Jesus like bringing back the dead

They are not miracles. Just a natural extension of the truth of advaita. Otherwise it is foolish idiotic day dreaming

Yogananda cautioned against this multiple times

So pick your path – believe without basis or get an experience

Chaitri Navratri

Today is Goodi or Gudi Padvo

It is new year for Marashtrians ( a state in India)

Some attribute it as the day Shakti created the universe. Or some say it is the coronation ceremony of Rama

In Maharashtra they put multicolored clothes on the top of a shaft And celebrate

I walk around with it ! :) A beautiful symbol. Find a real guru. Even if it takes several births Don’t be content with the crumbs I put on here. Or the meager imagination if your analysis or thinking

Modern day philosophers

It’s a joke Seriously it’s a joke. They are just as bad as many religious leaders. This is my opinion. I don’t mean this in a disrespectful way – but how can anyone know if they have no experience

Why is Philosopher Daniel wrong ? He claims there is no such thing as consciousness it’s just an imagination created by the mind?

Philosopher Nagel states that consciousness is a projection of the mind and senses !

I cannot say what others say or think. They believe that they can reach consciousness by focusing attention on body or imagination or imagining God

Yoga states consciousness is something beyond the mind and senses and logic and can only be experienced

I laugh :). What can I say ? :) go within

Ignorance

*Ignorance makes fun of intelligence*

*Robert Goddard* is the *Father of space travel

In 1920 he published a paper of space travel and travel to the moon

*New York Times* humiliated him and mocked him.

Goddard passed away in 1945. First space travel occured in 1947

New York tines apologized for making fun of him in 1960’s

Long live journalism and the tendency to mock that which our intelligence cannot grasp

The same is true in spirituality. The highest of high can accomplish anything. Including creating an entire universe. There are many like that

However they remain hidden and can never be found till we reach that state

A story

There is a mountain that needs to be climbed. It is called Giri There were millions of people trying to climb it. They all had a luggage of a 1000 kilograms / pounds with them. They went to a guide for information. The guide took money from them. A lot of money. And then showed them drawings of the top of the mountain. Told them, see I was there ! Now you can go there too Just close your eyes. And see that picture in your mind !

And all these people were incredibly happy. Self congratulated themselves

Interpretation

Climbing the mountain is learning the skill of meditation. The guide is a fake guru who has a fake drawing / imagination of what the top of the mountain is like. And shares it with everyone for money. And now he has millions of successful followers

The mountain Giri remains unclimbed!

There was one person who did not join the group. He instantly saw the stupidity. And refused to join the millions.

Part two to follow , maybe