Friday, January 31, 2014

Belief


When we hear something over and over again....a few hundred or thousand times, we start believing it.

When we hear a different and opposite logic a few thousand times, our belief starts to shatter. 

But the belief which is based on personal experience can not be shattered or weakened.  
                                                                                   'Rajan Sachdeva'

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The world may not be the most pleasant place



The world is not the most pleasant place, and life is not always full of promises. Eventually, everyone will leave you. Your parents will one day perish, and siblings and friends you once grew up with soon become involved with their own families. Even your children will ultimately grow up and become busy with their own families. Some will have very little time, if any, for their aging parents. A number of children are forced to leave their parents behind and move to different houses, cities or even countries, in order to chase their own dreams and pursue their own careers. It is like a cycle. As parents, our children may do this to us, but as children, we may have done the same to our own parents. Most elderly people are lonely living in nursing homes, waiting for weeks or months for someone to visit them. Others, who are living with their children, still feel isolated and alone, because everyone is occupied with their individual hectic lives.
With time, these feelings of loneliness and isolation will come over us as well. So what do we do when this happens? Are we prepared to face this situation? Can we prepare for this situation? If so, how do we prepare ourselves to handle this situation?

Realistically speaking, life is not an evergreen garden full of flowers. There are many situations that are beyond our control, and they leave us completely helpless. I have seen that during the moments of excruciating pain, even some of the strongest people cannot think of anything other than their pain. 

However, those who are relatively healthy and mentally alert, can train their mind to handle such situations with their spirituality. Rather than depending on others, they should learn to talk and live with themselves, not with the physical being, but with the true 'Self
', the spirit. Learn to talk and live in the company of 'Nirankar' – Almighty God. 

In order to accomplish this, we need to practice this now. Just like any other task, we should gradually practice now so it comes in handy at the time when we need it the most. Spend some time every day with your ‘
Self in silence, with Nirankar in Simran and prayer. We need to apply in our own life what we learn by going to Satsang, listening to discourses and reading scriptures.  
Sri Adi Shankrachaarya says :

Satsangatve Ni:Sangatvam, Ni:Sangatve Nirmohatvam
Nirmohatve Nishchal Tatvam, Nishchal Tatve Jeevan Mukti:
Translation:
The fruit (reward) of doing Satsang is to learn the joy of Solitude. 
Solitude leads to a higher mental state of Non-attachment*.

When the mind learns to live and perform every action with a sense of non-attachment, it stays stable, calm and un-affected in any situation, and thus, will attain ‘Jeevan-Mukti’. (Sri Adi Shankrachaarya)

‘Jeevan-Mukti’, is not the salvation after death. It’s the living salvation, which is freedom from fear and unnecessary desires, and therefore, at peace.


Note * The concept of ‘Non-attachment’ is different than detachment.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Do less talking ... and




Do less thinking,
and pay more attention to your heart.

Do less acquiring,
and pay more attention to what you already have.

Do less complaining,
and pay more attention to giving.

Do less controlling,
and pay more attention to letting go.

Do less criticizing,
and pay more attention to complementing.

Do less arguing,
and pay more attention to forgiveness.

Do less running around,
and pay more attention to stillness.

Do less talking,
and pay more attention to silence.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Two kinds of silence

Two kinds of silence
                                                                                    By: Govardhan Taneja (Toronto)


There are two kinds of silence: one you cultivate, one which arrives. The silence that you cultivate is nothing but repressed noise. You can sit silently and if you sit long enough and continue the practice for months, slowly you will be able to repress all noise. That is what is happening all around the world. People who try to meditate, who try to be silent, are only imposing silence on themselves. Silence can be imposed; you can have a layer of silence around yourself, but it’s just self-deception. That layer is not going to help you.

Real silence arises from your very being. It is not imposed from without, but comes from within. It arises from the center and moves towards the circumference. Real silence is being at the core of your being. HH Babaji has given us the key to this silence - it comes not by blocking the noise but experiencing the real in the unreal - you don't block the noise you go beyond it. That is why all sages have this beautiful profound calm smile on their faces even in the midst of all the noise of the world

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year 2014



"आप सभी को नव वर्ष की बहुत बहुत शुभकामनाये ! "
 
Wishing you all "A Very Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year".


My New Year's Wish ..................  

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चाहे जिधर भी रुख हो हवा का दिया जले 
जब तक चला न जाए अँधेरा दिया जले 

मिलता रहे जहाँ को उजाला - दिया जले 
दिल की ये आरज़ू है  हमेशा  दिया जले 

घर हो किसी अमीर का या हो ग़रीब का 
हर घर में  हमेशा ही खुशी का दिया जले 

अब इस नए साल  में  ऐसी हो रौशनी 
मिट जाये हर बुराई का साया - दिया जले 

रौशनी हो प्यार की हर एक बज्म में 
शम्मा जले चिराग़ जले या दिया जले   
 
                                                  (Written By : Unknown author)


 Chaahe jidhar bhi rukh ho hawa ka diya jale
Jab tak chala na jaaye andhera - diya jale

Miltaa rahe jahan ko ujaala - diya jale
Dil ki ye aarzoo hai hamesha diya jale 

Ghar ho kisi amir ka ya ho gharib ka
har ghar me hamesha hi khushi ka diya jale 

Ab is naye saal mai aisi ho roshni
Mit jaye har buraai ka saaya - diya jale 
 
Roshni ho pyaar  ki har ek  bazm me
Shamma jale, Chiragh jale ya diya jale
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                              (By : Unknown author)


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