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.
But yet most people – when they get material happiness they feel more secure. Feel powerful. And they feel just happy.
This they equate to blessings from the fake Guru, or doing karma yoga or worship or tirth or mala
And that dream is eventually shattered and they reevaluate their situation
A person on the path of yoga – is never given material happiness or sustained happiness
If he or she gets happiness they will not be able to progress spiritually. So one thing shakti does, he favors the disciple by not giving happiness. Yes they get spiritual joy in mediation. And the material dismay leads them to more within and less Outside.
Sadly the human mind can only progress this way
This is what Yogananda said
They are dupes of delusion who are lulled into spiritual complacency by the false security imparted by material wealth. Such persons are unwilling to learn from the millions who have laboured hard in the world for the rewards of possessions and prosperity, perhaps accumulating vast fortunes, only to find that affluence has made no signiticant deposits in the coffers of inner peace and joy. How foolish it is to store up treasures for the fleeting body, which at any moment can be taken away by death; it is wise to give one’s primary effort to acquiring soul riches of lasting bliss, wisdom, and divine qualities through daily meditation and service to others, for this is an imperishable wealth from which one is never parted.
~ Sri Paramahansa Yogananda,
1084, The second coming of Christ.
In Gita there is a shloka that says to an enlightened person gold and rock are the same and sees friends and foe alike
This is in chapter 14. Verse 24-25 ?
But even these enlightened people need food and need some money for daily sustenance. They live in society or interact with society.
As a result, even though all is God their behavior may seem not consistent with those words.
This is what Yogananda said
The ordinary man, watching the drama of good and bad humar beings playing on the space-screen of the world, is affected pleasurably and painfully. But the man who has perceived God looks upon all types of men as dream motion-picture images, made of the relativities of the light of Cosmic Consciousness and the shadows of delusion.
The exalted yogi, however, does not treat gold and earth, saint and sinner, with impartial indifference! He wisely recognizes their dramatic differences on the mundane plane as perceived by other material beings. Even though all beings and objects in the cosmos are made of the divine light and the shadows of delusion, the yogi recognizes relative values. He endorses the activities of the virtuous who serve as harbingers of good to their fellowmen, and he denounces the activities of the evil who harm themselves and others.
~ Sri Paramahansa Yogananda,
6 : 9, God talks with Arjuna
What it means is that God does not tell us to be foolish in our behavior. If all is God you still don’t sit down in a cage with a hungry tiger for mediation. You will go for meditation in a place with positive vibration.
So all of religion has to be applied practically.
This creates problems and makes it more difficult to recognize a yogi. His internal status is very different than that of ordinary people. Although actions may seem the same in some situations
If a Guru has a few disciples, it may seem he is playing favorite to a disciple. This of course is not true. He grants an equal opportunity. Yet, one disciple is more interested in building his business and the other is more interested in meditation, it may seem one disciple got more attention
What is the reason for writing all this? It is difficult to recognize a yogi. Babaji himself has no needs but the immediate disciple around him need food. How do they get their meal?
So some body related issues yogi are granted exceptions. But if someone verbally abuses them or praises them they remain indifferent. Just like krishna and sishupal
This blog was written just so you can ponder on some reality issues
indifference is more of tamas
unaffected is sign of yogi
knowing a pious disciple snd helping is a yogi
4). knowing a pious disciple but not helping is tamas. instead a fake guru helps only those with money
So even though all maybe the same , the divine light is not stupid. Or foolish. Those who do wrong are given appropriate results. One should not try to hide or think God or divine will not know or forgive. A Guru is higher than God and often forgives even when God does not forgive