Friday, January 20, 2017
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
When I was a kid, I used to think that I want a friend who will never change. what ever I tell my friend, he should not change. When I say happy things, my friends become very happy and when I say sad things, my friends become sad. When I say, I am really pissed with someone, my friends will develop an anger towards them too.
Initially the idea was to have a friend who is always happy, whatever I say. I realized that it is not possible. Lets say if you want to remember only good things from your past, it is not possible, you will also remember bad things. Basically it is remembering your past. So if you dont want to remember bad things, you have to drop good things as well. Thats why I started this article saying that I need a friend who does not change.
Then I found rocks. They are so fascinating that whatever you tell rocks, they are not going to change. I used to share all my happiness and sorrows with rocks. I used to feel so happy that i got a friend who will never change irrespective of the season, irrespective of your emotion, your fear, your love, your happiness, your sorrow. The rocks are a symbol of endurance. Then I realized, who is the person/thing/power that can always make you happy, wont change what ever you tell them, always listens to you, whenever and whatever you say to them. GOD.
Then I thought it kind of makes sense that Gods in temple are made of rocks. People keep asking ridiculous things, god wont get upset People keep telling about too much sorrowful things, god wont get upset People always want a ear that can listen, god is there and THE most important quality promoting trust. So it is kind of closest personification of Gods qualities(if they can be defined)
Friday, May 11, 2012
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Trust has nothing to do with a person or a thing. Let me explain this by taking an example of an guru and a disciple. The disciple has so much trust in the guru.That trust itself is enough to elevate the disciple. The guru need not be capable enough or the guru need not know everything. Just because of the trust the disciple has in guru will make him acheive greater wisdom.
We keep hearing from our so called "well wishers", our parents, teachers and our friends not to trust this person/that person/this phenomenon/that principle/this thought/ that religion etc etc. But those people are not really helping. This is will further add to your fear of being thus increasing the conditioning of the mind. The more conditionally constrained you are, the more delayed is your response to whatever you encounter thus decreasing your response(ability). This is similar to a software program. The more conditional loops it has in its process, the more delayed the reponse is.
The entire world or universe or whatever there is, everything revolves around trust. Trust is the very core of everything that is happening around us. When you are trying to accomplish a difficult thing, the trust you have in the completion alone will give you enough strength and courage to finish it.
Have you ever thought, why our elders, all the religious gurus and our sage's teachings constantly emphasize on trusting oneself? We are all logical beings. We keep satisfying ourselves with logic. And the logic will not allow us to trust. So it is almost impossible to find someone you can trust. Lets say you have been waiting for a guru to surrender yourself. Only thing is you want a guru whom you can trust. This can never happen because the logical mind wont allow trust to happen. Meanwhile you will be wasting your life/losing your energy. So in order to save us from this, our sages have always asked to trust the self. The logical mind will not be a hindrance in dealing with the self. So it becomes easy. Because only trust can give the energy for a greater self. The trust itself is more important than what we trust.
Whenever you see a person dull, not able to accomplish anything in life, it means he/she is not able to trust. The only medicine that you can give them is trust. People should start cultivating the habit of trust. It is not confined to a person or thing or a situation or even god. You can trust anything. Trust is behind all the miracles in the world.
If you really observe god is so clever, he has hidden himself behind trust. No one has ever seen/ felt god. But if you trust in god, he's there. See how wonderful god is. God is trying to push for trust in every possible encounter. If you trust god can do, god will do. First of all if you trust that god is there, he's there. The more trust you have in god, the more powerful is the god you trust. So it is actually not the god that is powerful, but the trust we have in god is the most powerful.
In olden days, doctors used to give the medicine only if the patient trusts the doctor. That is because the power of trust will cure the disease rather than the actual medicine. If we observe, we always go to the doctor we trust. Why? Whenever you see any positive change happening, trust is behind it. Every now and then knowingly or unknowingly we take to trust to comfort ourselves. Sometimes we even keep telling ourselves or others that nothing will happen to us, god will keep us from big trouble etc etc. See we are bringing the trust into our lives only when we are in trouble or in deep stress to save us from the trouble. Just in time for the trouble. But if you see just bringing in, trust, for some few minutes could save us or comfort us from a big trouble, why not cultivate the habit of trust. Having trust all the time. Making trust the very core of our being. Imagine all the wonders we can do.
So start cultivating the trust.
Saturday, May 31, 2008
We are so much inclined to the idea(actually spoiled by the idea) "of being good" in our society. We are not feeling good about our own selves which is the most important thing in life. But let us say that, if suddenly things change and in the above story and B somehow felt that A is bad and A realised that he could not do anything to recover from that. Then see what happens. A actually will be freed from so many things. He starts feeling good about himself. He starts feeling original, as what he is. Manipulation towards one person has reduced (beloved one) which is very good. No more pressure to cling to the idea of being good. His originality will come out. Stopping every idea of being good will actually make the person more and more original. The more you come out of this, the more free you are.
There has been so much, pressure on everyone in our society that you should be good to your parents, spouse, children, teachers, relatives, friends etc. This imposing and people accepting the idea has created so many problems. Being original is much better than being good. But if "you are very true" which is nothing but being original, being truthful and may not be being good, there is no pressure. You can do whatever you want. You need not impress anyone. You need not be good to anyone. In the process of being original, if someone likes you let it be, if someone doesn't like you so be it. Let the idea of being good not create a lot of pressure in your life. Its soo good in being bad. Let it start with bad. Let it be original and NOT GOOD. By and by you can see that everything will be original and finally truth(which is beyond good or bad).
Every human being, probably I would say every living creature is like a water resource. If you approach with a cup, you will get a cup of water. If you go with a glass you will get only a glass of water. The bigger the vessel you carry, the more water you will get. At the same time each water resource is so huge that you can swim in that. This signifies the intention with which you are approaching any relationship. If you do not want it to grow beyond some pre-defined thing, its like carrying a small vessel. But at the same time each and every living creature is capable of being a pool, a huge water resource that can allow the approaching person to swim in that. It all lies in what you want it to be