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Monday, March 14, 2016

Be Madly in Love

Is enlightenment supreme bliss?

So many of us on the new age path are attracted to the veiled promise of satori bliss, SHAKTIPAT sidhi, nirvana peace or sakshat moksha. These promises originate from certain ancient, current teachers and authors who have described the fruits without properly releasing the contradiction.

Nirvana means blowing out the fire of ego, enlightenment happens to no one and moksha means liberation from the body. So, if there is no one left after liberation who feels bliss and joy?

Body and mind do not disappear until death. Feelings are intact as ever perhaps even more. All hindrances of mind chatter, negativity and preoccupation are gone. What is left is a body and mind with sensuality only available at a primordial time or perhaps at birth.

The body falls madly in love.

Falling madly in love is the natural state of the body and mind. It longs for this twenty four seven. Alas, most objects it finds including other beings are impermanent leaving it to seek more and seemingly forever. Until one day as many enlightened masters have pointed, the objects disappear and only love remains.

Kabir said :" Most exhausted themselves reading epics without results but one who learnt the word with two and half letters Prem (love) became the wise one."

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Just Disappear

Why not just disappear?

Take a look, a close look
Are you really needed in whatever
That fills your day, good and bad
That makes you happy and sad?

It's not a magic trick
You disappear every day
When you lay down to sleep
When you are engrossed in tv.

Are you there when you fall in love
With a person, an object or an idea?
Are you there when you are
passionately angry or happy?

Why bother showing up
When all you find is suffering
With an occasional smattering
Of relief.

Just disappear into the space
always there when you close your eyes
Beckoning you to spend time
In solitude, reverie and meditation.

Just disappear into a place
So familiar it feels home.
So vast, there is no end
Nor beginning, just calm.

Disappear to whatever aches you
To unwanted arguments,
Useless future plans
Or past hangovers.

Disappear into the background
Like a tree, the cloud and the earth.
Just being there to serve all
That deserve your molecules.

Monday, March 7, 2016

What's the purpose of your life?

There are two questions here. First, what is the purpose of life itself. Many have tried to answer this and there are millions of words written on this.

The purpose of your life is perhaps easier to understand, for it is limited to an assumed identity, you. This assumed identity has been programmed by your parents, teachers and society as well as the biology itself to charge it with a purpose. The biological entity acts for survival and procreation. This purpose takes on the shape of the world you know, live in and love. This world of action seems to have no end but if you reduce all the grandiose acts from exotic dinners to space flights to discovering dark matter, it comes to common denominator of biological progress.

This natural path of securing survival comes to somewhat of an end for many when the body feels secure. Until then, the answer to the question is simply taking one step after another towards this mundane goal of survival. You share this purpose with all living beings.

But more importantly, ask why has this question surfaced in your mind or rings a bell as something significant? Is it a call in response to struggles and suffering in the way of taking that step one after another? Or is it a call from somewhere deep? How can you tell? Just take a look, an honest look.

In either case, meditation helps. If it is due to resistance to mundane living, a deep look into impermanence significantly reduces the tension. If it is somewhat of an spiritual call from within. Look at what the answers may be and how these answers may change your actions now and in the future. Are you, for instance trying to solve a problem that doesn't exist?

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