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How strange

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In one of the group chat someone posted this

Very interesting.

Now note this 🌟

I was in iskcon Houston TX usa few years back and pujari asks me what I do.

So I told him heart surgery bypass operation heart valve surgery etc. He says we are going against Krishna… Pujari says Krishna wanted the patient to suffer and we doctors are reversing Krishna actions. So I told him newborn child with heart hole did not do bad karma so pujari says that Krishna is punishing the parents or maybe child previous birth karma. Basically heart surgeon is preventing the punishment by Krishna. 💥So I did namaste and jumped in my car and pushed off.

My reply

How strange!

My views – not intending to offend anyone

  1. God / krishna is love. To say Krishna wants to punish seems strange
  2. Karma is dharma or eternal law. You will face consequences of action. Krishna has no active role in it. ( remember in the war, he did not take sides, promised he won’t lift a single weapon)
  3. To speculate what someone did and go in that debate is a fantasy story we tell ourselves.
  4. Since the world is a play of the machinery of karma – our goal is to be witness – stith Pragna observe but not speculate judge or condemn anyone
  5. Go within and immerse in the immense joy within you – rather than look outward to the world

Reversal of consciousness

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So what is reversal of consciousness?

One of the most ridiculous thing that we do is – we identify ourself as body end thoughts and intelligence and try to look within to see our soul!

Amazingly Wrong! You are the soul and you should be identified as soul and looking outside see the body and say – oh strange outfit or clothes ( clothes meaning the body ) I have as a covering

This is known as reversal of consciousness

So this is the conversation

Someone asked Mother ( Aurobindo )

How long does it take for reversal of consciousness?

She replied

Yes, but a revolution can occur in half a second; it can also take years, even centuries, and even many lives. It can be done in a second.

One can do it. Precisely, when one has this inner reversal of consciousness, in one second everything, everything changes… precisely this bewilderment of being able to think that what one is, what one considers as oneself is not true, and that what is the truth of one’s being is something one doesn’t know. You see, this should have been the normal reaction, the one she had, of saying, “But then what is myself? If what I feel as myself is an illusory formation and not the truth of my being, then what is myself?” For that she doesn’t know. And so when one asks the question like that…

There is a moment—because it is a question which becomes more and more intense and more and more acute—when you have even the feeling, precisely, that things are strange, that is, they are not real; a moment comes when this sensation that you have of yourself, of being yourself, becomes strange, a kind of sense of unreality. And the question continues coming up: “But then, what is myself?” Well, there is a moment when it comes up with so much concentration and such intensity that with this intensity of concentration suddenly there occurs a reversal, and then, instead of being on this side you are on that side, and when you are on that side everything is very simple; you understand, you know, you are, you live, and then you see clearly the unreality of the rest, and this is enough.

You see, one may have to wait for days, months, years, centuries, lives, before this moment comes. But if one intensifies his aspiration, there is a moment when the pressure is so great and the intensity of the question so strong that something turns over in the consciousness, and then this is absolutely what one feels: instead of being here one is there, instead of seeing from outside and seeking to see within, one is inside; and the minute one is within, absolutely everything changes, completely, and all that seemed to him true, natural, normal, real, tangible, all that, immediately,—yes, it seems to him very grotesque, very queer, very unreal, quite absurd; but one has touched something which is supremely true and eternally beautiful, and this one never loses again.

Once the reversal has taken place, you can glide into an external consciousness, not lose the ordinary contact with the things of life, but that remains and it never moves. You may, in your dealings with others, fall back a little into their ignorance and blindness, but there is always something there, living, standing up within, which does not move any more, until it manages to penetrate everything, to the point where it is over, where the blindness disappears for ever. And this is an absolutely tangible experience, something more concrete than the most concrete object, more concrete than a blow on your head, something more real than anything whatever.

This is why I always say… when people ask me how one may know whether he is in contact with his psychic being or how one may know whether he has found the Divine, well, it makes me laugh; for when it happens to you it is over, you can no longer ask any questions, it is done; you do not ask how it happens, it is done.

The Mother, Questions and Answers 1955, CWM volume 7, pages 192 – 194.

Now mind you , this reversal of consciousness is the beginning. But the first firm step. After that decades of work is left. More. But a great step

What is your level of awakening?

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There is a story of Paramhansa Yogananda.

Someone who came to meet Yogananda claimed to have perfection and claimed extra ordinary powers too. Paramhansa silently listened. The man went on and on. Finally, Yogananda said, lets put the powers to test. lets both see the living room of the neighbor looks like and what is happening there right now. The visitor bragged a bunch of lies and Paramhansa quietly described the living room in great detail.

Another incident. Vivekananda was giving a talk (I believe it was Vivekananda not Paramhansa Yogananda). Suddenly, in the middle of the talk, he challenged the audience to ask him anything they wanted to know. The city was unknown to Vivekananda. Someone asked Vivekananda if he could describe the city a few blocks away. Vivekananda asked, do you want me to describe that area above the ground or below the ground. He then went to describe what was above the ground what they would find if they dug under it too. They verified it.

Now we all know the story of how Babaji created a real palace in the thin air, true to touch and smell, sight and sound and taste.

There are many more higher stories. One of the greatest stories is that of Lazarus. How Jesus brought his decomposed body back to life.

These are various levels that slowly reveals themselves as we progress. First 2 incidences are high. But yet…there is much more.

I am amazed by the internet. Amazed by the number of people proclaiming spiritual excellence. Amazed at the number of people who throng to be with them.

So my friends sit down. Relax. Examine yourself. Examine your own motives. Examine your sincerity. Are you willing to persevere? Will you be able to endure the trials of life with a smile? Are you able to really learn from your Guru? Remain faithful to his wisdom?

Vivekananda had one of the highest Guru of all times. Ramkrishna. After Ramkrishna left, in his early years, Vivekananda spend days after days, merely sitting in meditation. On his journey, he met Paavahari Baba (I have written about him in another blog). Paav Ahari. Means one who lives on air (only eats air). Vivekananda learnt many pearls from him. Paav ahari was not easy. Vivekananda would ask him questions and instead of replying, he would make light of it…and turn him away. Then a few days later when Vivekananda visited him again, he would give the answer in casual conversation. Vivekananda said, must you hide yourself?

He laughed, lest the. World starts the tradition of the clan of nose cutting saints. Vivekananda asked him if he could teach him Hatha yoga. He said yes. That night as Vivekananda was drifting to sleep, he saw his Guru Ramkrishna sitting at the edge of the bed with a sad face. He did not say anything. This happened 3 days in a row. Vivekananda got the message and gave up learning about Hath Yoga. He had received Raj Yoga. He did not need another Guru.

What is my point? Everytime you think you have reached a level, there is a higher level for you. First my friends start. Learn to go within. See if you can tell your mind to stop desiring and the mind should stop desiring, like a tame dog. Tell your mind not to worry and it should stop worrying.

This is a wondrous journey. But try. Try again. Work hard. At some point, the Divine mother will shower her grace. What choice does she have?