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Get ‘high’ on Spirituality!

All of us have a soul (now proved by the noetic scientists) and a social role by virtue of having a body and hence being a part of society.

The soul is nothing but who we actually are without the embellishment that our body is, without our name, surname, religion, social relationships, worldly achievements.

And what we actually are, I repeat, is our ‘soul’ and not our ‘social role’. The moment this is realised, one gains entry into the deluxe membership of spirituality and has easy accessibility to get rid of all hurt, pain and anger that this mortal world might have to offer.
One may find it difficult to see where one stands without having all these frames of reference of body, name, religion, country and we have none but our society and the aculturisation we receive from the moment we are born to blame for this.
The child is taught everything ; from toilet habits to dining table etiquette, save about himself/herself. It is assumed probably that things such as ‘soul’ etc. would be too difficult for a child to understand. Never mind childhood, these things are not taught even in teenage when identity crisis, emotional turbulence, relationship problems and career issues all call for the healing touch of spirituality. For it is supposed to be reserved for those in their 60s and 70s, when there is not much to do in any case.

So who is to blame if a teen deals with his breakup by drinking like there is no tomorrow? Who is to blame if he takes drugs to hide his frustration over his parents’ divorce? Who is to blame if he commits suicide the day he is declared a ‘failure’ in some exam? Who is to blame if he doesn’t know that he could very well have drunk from the elixir of bliss that meditation showers? Who is to blame if he doesn’t know that establishing a connection with the supreme soul would have tranquilized him or given him a ‘high’, whichever he wished? Who is to blame if he doesn’t know that ending life is no solution, that the cycle of birth and death and hence the same problems will continue until he is ready to experience who he actually is?

And most often one can’t even blame the parents and teachers. Not everybody is lucky enough to be disillusioned out of the ignorance of taking our social role for our actual self, early enough. And even when they HAVE stumbled upon the truth, it is of very less use. Their children, no more children, are no more mouldable, having a mind of their own and they prefer to not learn any such thing from their parents and continue to make the journey with no knowledge of where they are headed, preferring to learn only after they themselves have fell down and are hurt.

The point I am trying to put across is that spirituality needs to be explored by the youth. Let it be studied and researched upon just like any other topic of fascination.

Let it not remain the exclusive property of the old and the sanyasis. And the society needs to wake up to all this. Let there be spirituality lessons in schools, in easy language and with a modern approach, let children be encouraged to take up meditation at an early age and let there be this healthy peer pressure to read spiritual stuff just like there is to listen to Eminem and read Stephanie Meyer or Agatha Christie.
One myth I would like to bust here is that spirituality calls for detachment and hence is not for a family person. This is absolute rubbish. One can wear the trendiest clothes, have the funkiest gadgets and be in a family and a job, yet be spiritual. A white sari or a saffron robe and leading a hermit’s life are not necessary.

Yes spirituality brings detachment. But not detachment from people, family, relationships. It brings detachment from pain of hurt and anger. It brings detachment from fear-of failure, of loss, of death. It brings harmony into all our relationships. It makes our head free of all clutter and makes us more fit than ever for success in our field of study.

Most importantly, it makes us happy. At the end of the day, whatever we run after is for happiness right? Isn’t it cool that instead of searching it outside, we just have to discover our true ‘identity’ and learn a few ‘truths’ regarding this world to be happy?
So to lead a holistic life, spirituality seems to be an indispensible tool, and not a threat! And yes, it is not boring either!
How about looking up ‘awakening with the Brahmakumaris’ in YouTube or picking up ‘Conversations with God’ from the bookstall?

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Life and the game of Death!

It’s all about “Karma” !!!

People say GOD exists for everyone,he is present everywhere. People look for him,be it good ones or bad ones and even believe that he will help because god is the almighty,the supreme creator and the father of all.
But how is it possible for god to help both good and bad people for accomplishing their goals???
For that we should not forget the god inside every living being in this universe, so how to identify the god within. For that I must say that

                                                                         “Our karma is our biggest God”

One gets rewarded according to their deeds. So, basically it’s all about the game of karma and winning this game leads to framing one’s destiny. The game of “karma” is similar to the game of “snakes and ladders”. The rules remain the same , the only difference lies in the meaning of winning and losing.

So the RULES are somewhat like this….
• You get your way out upto the goal without any obstruction ( bites of snakes) by adhering to your duties and the task allotted to you.
Doing good to someone or for somebody by going off track awards you with ladders (big or small depends on the deed) to skip some few steps and get a shortcut to your goal of life.
• But,if you do something unacceptable i.e. bad to someone , you will get snake’s bite(hurdles) sooner or later and however hard you try,you won’t be able to achieve your goal. The bigger the bad deed,the longer the snake , the harsher is the effect.
•  GOD:THE SUPREME CREATOR is the judge and the score keeper.

With such simple rules , one frames the destiny of their life. So it is actually true that we are the one who make our destiny and no one else. A well-known saying;

                                                                                                 “God helps those who help themselves”
So play this simple game of karma carefully,as no other complicated thing works,it’s all upon you and as they rightly say….
It’s your own life(game) so keep it simple silly…!!!

CODE NAME”GOD”

True enough that some New Age belief systems do little more than dabble in devotion, backing off quickly whenever spiritual decipline becomes too incompatible with one’s lifestyle. One cannot really be a part-time Buddhist any more than a self-described Christian can purchase salvation with one hour a week in church. But the irrefutable truth is that heart of each of the great religious traditions are three small words:

God is One!

The Buddha’s prescription for pain was deceptively simple: One must free oneself from desire and persue “right consciousness” through meditation and an awareness of the “oneless” of the creation. Some have speculated that Jesus “teaching were influenced by Buddhist thoughts, though expressed in the less abstract language of Dudaism. India ultimately foreswore Buddhism on the grounds that its austere language made no room for the transcendent God, but this very fact has increased its appeal to those Wasterners soured on organized religion and has made its tenets compatible with new physics.

Chinese philosophy anticipated the Big Bang theory by insisting that everything sprang from emptiness, or the void. Creation occurs from nothing. As difficult as this is to conceive, the observations of modern science bear out the words written by Lama Anagarika Govinda in his foundations of Tibetan Mysticism:”The relationship of form and emptiness cannot be conceived as a state of mutually exclusive opposites,but only as two aspects of the same reality that co-exist and are in continual cooperation.

Einstein remarked that science grew out of the refinement of our daily thinking. In its infancy,science was a close cousin of philosophy. Newton’s Principia,considered to be the first great scientific text, bears the title, the Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, but ever since relativity theory and quantum physics described a reality strikingly at odds with our perception, physics increasingly has become the provinence of mathematicians. This is because math furnishes the only vocabulary capable of precisely describing this reality. Naturally, this has driven even many highly educated people away from science.

If may offer one aide for navigating in the remarkable “space” we are about to enter,it is this: While you’re here,try to relax your mental fix on the image of God that has been most familier to you since childhood. Let it sleep to the back of your mind; you can always reclaim it later (and that is perfectly all right). It isn’t required that you do this, but it will help, and you may be surprised by what new visions come bubbing up from inside.

First Love….!!

Do you believe in “love at first sight”?

let us have a trip down the memory lane and recall the first time when we fell in love with someone– the magic of that first look; that very microsecond when you saw him (her) for the first time; that mystical moment when you knew that yes, he (she) is the one for you; you knew before you’d taken the next breath that he (she) was the one you could spend the rest of your life looking for but never find again!

Falling in love for the first time is a very fresh and an immature experience. In the first season of love, the magical flow of every moment takes us into an altogether different path. With this new episode, tremendous feelings; varied emotions crop up- a hormonal rush creates such a dream world that we don’t even mind getting ourselves drowned into the sea of complications. When in love- just one call; a single good night wishes; long hour conversations or even a mere silence between the love birds is enchanting enough to make it the most memorable phase of life. The splendor is magnified if it’s a first affair..! A sudden spurt of change is seen- both inside and outside us- when in love for the first time!

“I remember that first love…

The warmth of the moment when you hugged me; The charm of the second when you smiled at me; The innocence of the time when you held my hand; The brightness of the sun when we walked over the sand!  
The blues of the waters who witnessed our journey; The greens of the gardens who cheered with us happily; The width of the road that narrowed when we walked together; The length of the path that elongated when we got lost in each other!

I remember that first love…

The dreams so beautiful; the moments so wonderful; The happiness of the world around; the excitement that took me upside-down; The disappointment of not seeing you; the frustration of missing you!

I remember that first love…

The depth of the trust you had on me; the strength of expectations you had from me; the everlasting moment of togetherness; the ecstasy of our liveliness!

I very well remember that first love…!”

But not everyone is lucky enough to marry their first love (I have used the word marriage because according to me marriage is the only logical step to carry forward a significant relationship to the next level). Even then the first experience is worth cherishing. The first time you fall in love, it changes your life forever, and no matter how hard you try, whatever you do, the feeling never goes away. It stays with you forever!

In the unfortunate cases, there can never be any regrets with the first love, but only lessons! I can recollect when I fell in love for the first time (but this realization came in very late). Though I couldn’t get him, but trust me, I have got no hard feelings for him or God, for not making him my destiny. I learnt a lot in the process and can never ever forget the best of those moments which I shared with him! We don’t have any right to blame our fate, or God or anyone else for not getting our first love (just peep inside your heart and ask yourself- I’m sure you’ll find something which you had learnt from your first experience for which you must be grateful today).

Now the issue is ‘what next’?

After having lost our first love, how can we move on? Aah… Leave that to God- somewhere, someone is being wrapped for us! And the depression of having lost our love will surpass as soon as we’ll meet the final one!!(*wink*)

I saw your face in a crowded place & I run into Love at First Sight!

The only true love is love at first sight; second sight dispels it

Yes, I believe there is such a thing as love at first sight.

Love at first sight is when you look at someone in a way you’ve never looked at anyone else and she catches your attention instantly.

Imagine you are staring at girl from the bus window and you both didn’t stop, shame the bus kept moving. Problem is, this has happened with three different strangers, although one of the few could have been considered a pervert,  point is, if you believe in love at first sight you know God sent her you, everything looks perfect. Please don’t mix this up with lust at first sight! If you are lusting after someone, you just want to get in bed with her and you always think about her body. Love at first sight is the kind of love where your breath gets longer when you are around her, you get nervous, you can’t get her out of your mind.

There exist so many cases where girls complaint: After we had sex, he never talked to me. After we had sex, he left me for another girl. After we had sex, he told all his friends that I was not good. Love have for you and your body. Once it is given to someone else and they abuse it or dishonor it then the love goes away. Love is the feeling that you have for yourself and it does not include sex. Infatuation has an element of sexual excitement. Whenever you are together you hope it will end in intimacy. Love is not based on sex. Infatuation says: “We must get married right away. I can’t risk losing him.” Love says: “Be patient. Don’t panic. Plan your future with confidence.”

If a girl, can go from normal to bitch in 6.5 seconds, why can’t a boy fall in love at first sight in 8.2 seconds!

There is no love at first sight for those who believe love is blind, love is not blind. In my opinion she would always be the most beautiful girl I have ever come across even if the whole world disagrees!

Love is a very complex experience. Can it be felt and known at first sight is a question that can only be answered by the moment and by those experiencing it. To say that it is not possible is to say that a cancer victim has no chance of survival once it hits the third stage.

Belief is a powerful tool. It is needed especially when dealing with the ideals of love. Just because it may not have happened to you does not mean that it can never happen. Love at first sight does happen, but people need a way to meet

that way can even come from social networking websites 😉

Ah! That heavenly bite (Chocolate)!

Chocolate A word enough to make your taste-buds ask for it. As we celebrate every day with this amazing creation by mankind,

I have taken and elaborated three scenes here which show how magical sometimes it feels, to find a bite of chocolate, at the right place, and at the right time!

Scene 1: Hunger at workplace

You are busy at work. Your boss wants to set an example of his work-ethic by giving you pressure that you won’t even wish to give to your worst enemy. Conclusion?

You miss your lunch, perhaps your dinner too.

Suddenly you notice a shiny-wrapper peeking out of your laptop bag. As if God’s angel was there for your rescue, you find that it is a chocolate bar! “Screw work, screw the boss!” you declare, and open the wrapper so restlessly that even your peers-at-work might want to make a video clip of you!

Soon enough, you see a brown-colored mold-and the glitter in your eyes .that moment is priceless… The scene becomes melodramatic, as tears start surfacing your eyes and you take a big bite from that innocent piece of chocolate. Ah! that heavenly bite! You relish each and every single ingredient, you savor the creamy filling, you enjoy the seduction of the smell. And before you know it, your day was made.

Scene 2: Boy in class

You are sitting in the front row of the class. Your teacher is so boring that you suddenly start wondering why the blackboard is black in color!!

Sitting at the first bench has its own low-points: You cannot yawn, you cannot wink at the girls, you cannot pass comments for the teacher, and the worst of all-you cannot do anything to satisfy your hunger.

And as if your sensory organs are determined to trouble you, your stomach gives away continuous growls to let you know it is starving! And there you realize that you got a bar of chocolate in your pocket. What do you do?

You ask your friends for assistance, with the simple promise of a share. Your friends oblige, they give you cover, you sneak to the back-row of the class, your friends join you, and then, three steps: open, momentary glance, and…HUGE BITE! Ah! that heavenly bite! And as your buddies are busy fighting for the rest of the chocolate, you find yourself drifting away-to that utopian land of happiness!

Scene 3: The penniless guy with his date

You are sitting with your date on a bench lying in the park . You are broke and you are  shy enough to ask for a treat.

But she seems less interested in seeing your state as she is very busy, blabbering about almost everything that this universe has ever possessed. Its not that like you don’t like her, but a hungry stomach plays weird tricks on your mind, and you suddenly feel that urge of giving your date a “neck-rub” with some twisting and turnings!

But you are shy, you are a fool- and this combination of traits combined with the hunger makes you blurt out a big fat: BURRRPP!

Embarrassed, your palms do the job of covering your mouth, while you decide to take a furtive glance at your date. She is flabbergasted!

But then, the miracle happens. She takes out a bar of chocolate from her bag, and suddenly, you are in love-not with her-but with that choco-bar. And your shamelessness makes you stick your tongue out like a puppy, leaving your date  laughing, uncontrollably!

She opens the wrapper carefully, and you get so ecstatic that you almost give her a big smooch, but she offers you the bar instead. “Go ahead!” she chirps. And without wasting a second, you grab a huge bite! Ah! that heavenly bite! And soon you find yourself landing an innocent kiss on her cheek. Eek?!!

No! She smiles and takes a small bite too, and as you thank this flavor which was making you swing with happiness, you realize-the cupid has struck!

A face of my Life

                         

                          In the journey of life I found some faces

                                   The faces which left dark traces.

                             Some faces made me smile at nights,

                                     Some faces made me cry.

Of all those faces you are the one face  →

In spite of all happenings you are the one ACE,

You don’t know my SWEETY

What I did to be witty

             I’ve become a complete CLOWN.

“Not even renown”

                               She says to forget the love
       And you know what my SWEETY In life of a lover, love is all above
                                     Nothing can even shove.

So my dear SWEETY never ever feel pity
Because in the journey of life everybody finds some faces,

The faces which leaves dark traces.
And in my life you are the one face, undoubtedly ace.