May 2, 2017

Is religion just a hallucination?


Not religion but the Truth is a must. All else, one may well let go. Or give a rest.
However, before one decides for or against religion, one needs knowing as to what it is. For, rightly understood, religion does not irk. But taking one’s cultural myth to be the almighty truth and the end reality, is to be a slave to the silly superstitions of one’s less knowledgeable and “little”-minded ancestors. This sort of ism if adopted and accepted as one’s religion, makes one a fool following an illusion - a hallucination.
In its original Latin, the word religion means “re-join”. Similarly, yoga is to “join”. Therefore, metaphysically religion would mean joining with ‘That’ which is the Absolute of What Is.
And the Absolute Truth is not a god in the bush, or a personal god with a tush!
In fact, no human-like person or a this-that “spirit” is God. Nor are there any humanoids as gods, yours nor mine! All such fancies are regional or religious fantasies. They are ingrained in our minds owing to our cultural fancies or due to our “lower” thinking or because of our “lesser” experience in the metaphysical realm.
Eventually, as one advances in meditation and in metaphysical seeking - following a purer life and a pristine living, never excluding non-violence and killing or eating of living beings - the Universal Unity of the Almighty Existence is found to open its bosom to the “thirsty” and the “hungry” seeker of the Ultimate Reality. Of God, so to say.
In ‘IT’, the “rapture” of the “happening”, after being led to innumerable surreal visions of unimaginable kind, even of gods and similar wonders of the Divine - the “spirit” of the meditating Buddha to be separates from the bodily entity of the human being. Thereafter, a transcendental travelling of sort begins, ending in the soul or the spirit of the “being” ceasing to be as though! And “becoming” its “lost” self - the Universal Self of Whatsoever Is.
The only god and reality “THERE” is the “SELF” experiencing itself as ALL.
No religion, messiah, guru or god “stands” therein. No angels or spirits “breathe” herein. No this or that is the ‘IT’ of existence in this immortal infinity of all-ness. Just a Oneness of Eternity is god in this heavenly unity and divine non-duality.
Having self-experienced this “non-happening”, the KNOWING ONE (the Buddha, so to say) “returns” as if, to the bodily experience - of being the physical human entity that was meditating before the aforesaid “stateless state” was known, or experienced.
Thus, this re-alignment or re-joining with the Absolute is the “real” religion.
In this context, of “getting” and “knowing” this truth and reality of eternal universality and immortal unity of forever-ness of everything - whether understood scientifically or spiritually - the ism of “It”, is no hallucination.
Yet, until one “gets” the ‘IT’ of it all, all gods and religions are but nansy-pansies.

Apr 6, 2017

Where should one fix one's concentration, if our body is the reflection of cosmos, and both represent Maya (Illusion)?

I could give book-read answers for it, as some have already done. But I won’t.
Therefore, so as to benefit all the spiritual seekers here or anywhere, and to avoid the unnecessary pitfalls, I’m going to answer this question from a deeply personal, and from an individualistic self-experience and self-knowledge about it.
Concentrate on That Which Is.
That is, not on the body or being but on the Truth; which, at this stage of spiritual understanding and non-experience you most probably know not as to what “It” actually and factually is.
However, since the seeker - with closed eyes, has to “see” and “look” somewhere - during meditation, therefore, do so at the middle point between the eyebrows. But do not let it “weigh heavily” upon you!
That is, do not make yourself consciously tense.
For otherwise, you will be furrowing your eyebrows, with a forced-felt need to find something or the other “out there” somewhere.
Personally, I could not even do this for long, when I started. I just let my meditative point of reference shift upwards, to the top of the head.
Mind you, I had read no book about the yogic concentration practices when I started my spiritual voyage, back at the beginning of 1990.
In fact, despite the fact that I was then staying in Delhi, and even after trying to fetch a book about meditation in Connaught Place in the middle of New Delhi, funnily and bizarrely enough, I somehow could not. Though later on, after the whole process of “getting IT’” completed itself, I found a whole lot of such books available at the same place!
But it needs be said that I did get a book or two on this subject from the Shivananda bookshop in Rishikesh/Haridwar. However, by then I was so deep into “It” that I did not check out the same. Later, after the whole was Whole, I did.
I was an atheist afore.
Needless to say, I did everything I could, as an unguided spiritual aspirant would. Go hither and thither!
Starting from “lower” worship of the Divine, in the name-form mold, I slowly, steadily and then speedily ventured into the “formless”. Lead by a hidden hand as though.
Anyway, the question asked specifically is as to where must one concentrate during meditation. As a rule of the thumb - without going gung-ho about yogic jargon or any other such hatha-yoga concept - simply, just concentrate at the middle of the space between the eyebrows. Thereafter, if so inclined, at the top of the head.
But with mind and soul always “fixated” on the Search for the God Head!
At the due time - when and if you’re so “chosen” karmically by the Divine - you will be led into an individualistic experience unto the paranormal, and then, into the supra normal.
Many visions, too innumerable to put down here, may dawn upon the meditating spiritual aspirant. Other inexplicable “things” too will happen.
But eventually, karmically bound, you may well be led to the “That” of Which Is.
Herein, all forms of gods-goddesses, angelic or devilish mirages, as too a this or that ingrained or imagined ancestral or cultural idea of the Divine - all cease to be. As good, as gone flatulence!
And all the silly and the whole lot of the superstitious suppositions would be found to be but used-up junk. And like a dying dilapidated ship, the mind-made hell and heaven herein are compulsorily sunk. As is all the stinking crap carefully considered, and then, compulsorily but unceremoniously dumped!
No god stands “There”, as God!
At the End, the body and being stand “dissolved” in “That”.
And the self-experience is as “physical” as my writing now is, a zillion times more clearer than this experience of reading-writing herein, at this moment, is.
This surely is “seen” by “Self” that verily it is the All.
Hence, the Ultimate Truth and the Absolute Reality is not witnessed as your or my inherited or imagined god.
Out “There”, ALL IS THAT!
This is the “That” of all - forms and formlessness, of the dead and the alive, the sentient or the insentient, of the creation and the Creator.
Thus, there’s NO GOD OUT THERE. But ALL IS GOD!
Scientifically speaking, it means that when probed to the endless possibilities, the Cosmic Reality in its subsistence and substratum is but an Infinite, an Eternal, an Innate Unity. Of All That Be.
However, “It” is not dead, but very much alive, as the All of everything!
Therefore, the atheists as too the scientists who insist there’s “no God”, are found to be as wrong as the warped religious nuts of this-that ism.
For, out “there”, each is self-realized to be the other! In quintessence.
No gods, messiahs, ancestors, hell or heaven, dead relatives survive in “That”!
Alternatively, everything - be they as too our thought of foes - in eternal essence, are self-discovered to be nothing less than us, or the Self of All.
Simply put, form nor formlessness is God. But the WHOLE IS GOD!
What it means for us is that since eventually ALL IS ONE, we must treat each other as the very skin of our soul, less nor more, and as our brethren. For, herein, the Beginning is the End.
And all’s one. Including the ant you just now maybe have stepped on!
“It” is a difficult concept to understand. But then, so the Truth at the End is. Sorry, thus “That” is. So, God is!
Accept “It”. Or seek, and find What Is.
Or die trying. 

Mar 17, 2017

How can we overcome the fear of death?


All birthed, unto dust become earth.
That which is born, loves life, and therefore, fears death. It is the norm.
However, from a metaphysical point of view, there is no death. But then, from the same perspective, there is no birth either.
How can that be? Is it not some mumbo-jumbo of nut-heads?
Well, from both a higher scientific and an evolved spiritual understanding, this whole world of names and forms is, eventually and essentially, a non.
That is, when matter is “broken down” to its “bones” as if, the residue is not more or less empirical matter but energy. Now, beyond this break-down of material “matter”, and finding it as energy, science does not get anything - except a whole lot of nothing!
Having worked itself to death, and trying to find the “God Particle” as though, science comes croppers. It finds no “thing” beyond matter’s energy. On this much, or little, science works. Beyond it, even the best of the theoretical physicists fail to catch.
To put it simply, the Principle Cause of “all this” escapes the reach of science.
Oh, they , the so-called “brahmins of science”, the “holy cow” of human brains, the scientists and the intellectuals do speculate to death about the reason of the causation and the dissolution of the cosmos. But to date, all that they have been able to conjure up is that all this that we see “here” is about a couple of billion years old, brought into life by some “big bang”.
Mind you, it is no science. Just speculation. As good as any. Yours or mine.
The best the “gods of science” have been able to come up with is, that in some bang-banging of atoms, an explosion came about. Out of which, by itself, without the help of any “hidden hand”, this marvelously well-organized world came into being.
In other words, a certain god-forsaken chemical interaction gave us life. And hence, it, this self induced chemical reaction is our god, if you are looking for one! Therefore, do not look!
But do, as anyone with a little bit of brains must.
So, what is it that higher metaphysics knows, and which even the best of physicists do not?
It is that energy, becoming subtle, and yet more, to its deepest core, becomes less yet more! It, energy, delved unto the End, reveals itself as non-energy, and thenceforth, as Essence. As wind is air is space!
Similarly so, having delved unto the dust of no-thing-ness, since lost times the freemystics have been reporting, at least here in India, that all empirical or earthly matter self-reveals itself to be a “non-thing”.
Not a nothing, but “no thing”, not even energy. Nor a thing or stuff of some sort of a “material essence”. But Cosmic Self-Essence.
Simplifying it further, it may be said that the matter that seemingly our body is, the energy our being similarly seeming is - in core-essence thereafter, seen single-eyed - in cosmic rapture finds its self-essence to be nothing other or else than the Cosmic Self.
As the drop reveals itself to be but water, and the earth as dust, thus identical is the Revelation of the Cosmic Self.
It is told that the observing-self of every karmically blessed spiritual seeker, finds the “wise serpent” within - the metaphysical “son of God” or the ‘kundalini’ power, so far lying dormant at the base of the human spine - getting “awakened”.
It is then, “raised up” by a hidden hand as though. And the yogi, with bodily eyes closed but the ethereal “single eye” open, sees the “life” of the body leave the body, and stand outside of itself - literally so! - as “a point of existence”.
Looking at own-self, this “existential eye of metaphysical non-entity” grasps then on that it is “something”, but is not the bodily being it had taken itself to be, till then. And thence, this “self-observing point of reference” is taken to a transcendental revelation, and unfolding of the Self.
And if truth be told, then, the about to be Buddha thenceforth witnesses many a wondrous metaphysical vision. Until it all ends, as magnificently as it had begun. And “whatever is left thereof”, though yet “feeling” itself as “life energy”, that suddenly it “collapses” - unto the Self of What Is.
And this, self-witnessing “son of God” - so to say - finds its self to be the Whole of All. That is, the born stands “alive” as the Unborn.
Alone. In unison with its Cosmic Self. As the Absolute.
Wherever “It” looks, it finds all to be Own Self. The whole cosmos, it finds as own-self. There is no “other” self thereNot even of a this or that self of a god of some sort! But ONE SELF.
Having discovered in that surreal moment of existence that all self is One Self, the self-witnessing completes itself.
From this unity consciousness, of the self-realization of being the Universal Self, the “It” of What Is finds itself again in the realm of dual-consciousness. The Cosmic Oneness of Infinitude now, becomes aware that it is “back”!
From self-discovering itself to be the Infinite Unity of All, to being the mortality of the bodily entity et all. That is, from God to man, again!
Thus, my friend, is the Journey unto the Universal Self.
This is the “life” in you, me, and our enemies too. “It” is a Unified Wholeness, in Infinity and in Eternity. This “son of God” resides, as the “kingdom of heaven” within us allAs the “make” of God, as if.
You are this! Deathless, foreverness.
The body dies. ‘That’ which makes up all that is, does not. “It” is the “make” of us all. In other words, we are thus literally made in the make of God!
What is there to fear, but non-knowledge?
Those who do not get “It”, fear death. “Get” IT. And life fearlessly.

Feb 13, 2017

How can we get a sense of humour?


Only by developing a holistic attitude about life in particular, and people in general, can we enable ourselves to see the humorous side of life, without going for the vein in our own jugular.
For, a sense of humour entails seeing the nonsensical absurdity in our daily life - sad, tough or happy as it may be - without going bonkers.
Therefore, to have a sense of humour we must have a life!
This means one has to have the will to life.
That is, one must not give up on life no matter what. For, living is easier said than done.
Life breaks the toughest of us all.
The only difference between people is that the tough amongst us will ourselves to be strong enough to hold on in rough times, while the lesser integrated ones amidst us fall, unable to get up thereafter, withering with the times.
A person with a sense of humour is a philosopher or sorts.
He or she mulls over life, and looking around, decides its better to live than die. And having settled the issue of living thus, the better “rounded-up” amongst us do not cry for our mamma in make or break times, but dare to daddy the vulnerable times.
And thenceforth, understanding life wholesomely, one cries sometimes, but also laughs wholeheartedly, willingly or unwillingly, most of the time.
The laugh comes because life does.
A better “held-up” person, perforce has to have a sense of humour because he/she gets it that otherwise, life coming as it does - inevitably and unstop-ably - would crush him/her for the bug he/she is.
For, all of us are bugs. Some with bigger butts, others with no butt but many buts!
It is thus to be understood that life is a gift. And for all that most of us know, maybe just given once. Hence, we must make a peppy popsicle when given pepper!
Though as a freemystic of sorts, I cannot refrain from pitching in that it, life, comes and keeps coming death after death till the end of the times, until we get the “It” of it all.
That all that is seen or unseen is but a dream, and we the cream within the dream!
So, to have a sense of humour is to appreciate life. Wholesomely, and fully. Accepting the good times with a smile, and the bad times without going senile!
Humour binds us to the boundless.
It makes us free. To punch in the nose even God, if need be!
Hence, to have a sense of humour we must learn to appreciate all the colours of life, staying colour-blind. That is, enabling ourselves to taking well the differences between us - as people to people, and betwixt differing faiths and cultures - without developing an incurable ulcer.
In effect, it means seeing the unity of all that be amidst the seemingly duality.
Having thus developed a keen sense of a philosophical and an objective viewing and innate understanding - accompanied by a nonsensical sense of the absurd - one can accumulate better information about what is or is not.
It - the resulting sprouting seed of a little humour - opens up our mind, so far closeted with our inherited isms and ideologies. Thus freeing us not only from the crappy part of our ancestral inheritance, but also from our own crap and nonsense!
And a free man is a fuller, a funnier man.
For, he’s his own man. 

Jan 21, 2017

What happens to us after death? Do we walk simultaneously with time?


Death or time are but only a unit of measure. In dual-consciousness. Unreal outside of it.
But before we go into the specifics of both death and time, we’ve to understand the metaphysical truth and reality of life. That is, we must ask, and discover for ourselves as to “What is LIFE?”
Thus far, science has found that beyond a certain point, at the quantum level or at the basic nitty-gritty functioning of the “seen” life, the ultra nuclear and composite parts of the atom “vanish” unto an existence beyond even energy. And thereafter, they do not follow the laws of known physics. In fact, henceforth, the composite and quantum parts of the atom defy all known laws of science. Doing their own bit as though. Beyond science. Not “giving a crap” for empirical science as if!
Hence, it may be said that after gleefully announcing that all “matter” is “energy”, the present knowledge of science fails. For, today’s science does not know, nor does it “get” the ‘THAT’ of WHAT IS after the energy or the movement aspect of existence. Then the “seers” and soothsayers of science, the theoretical physicists take over. Creating cacophony, breaking silence.
And so, like the pundits of astrology, reaching the end of their tither and teachings, the armchair know-it-all of today’s science pronounce us and our life as an incestuous outcome of an inexplicable chemical orgy with its own “dead” liturgy!
However, it must be said, not all scientists pronounce God dead.
In fact, Nobel prize winning quantum physicists as Max Planck, and many others like him, akin the freemystics of the earliest of times in India, have concluded that the so-called life-energy (shakti) which is said to move the world, is birthed by an Immanent and an Infinite Eternity and Unity of the Universal (Shiva) Consciousness.
Simply put, it may be said that an ever alive unity consciousness runs unto the assumed hell and the presumed heaven, and the hereafter and thereafter of all that is!
Whatsoever Is comes from it, goes unto it, lives unto and as ‘IT’.
In other words, long after science has anointed us as the bastards of incestuous chemicals mating with its own “dead” siblings, the enlightened beings discover in light of the “Revelation” of Self Realization, that nothing is ever dead, least of all God! And that in fact, whatever exists now or hence further as the “seen” phenomenon “here” or “there” is but an unreal shadow of it’s “Father” and “Mother” the Unseen Universal Unity Consciousness.
“IT”, the driving force or the siring source of the seen and the unseen is ever-present, forever-alive, and is the ‘That’ of ‘Which Is’ - simultaneously the ever-ness of the inside and the all-ness of the outside.
In short, all that exists or is perceived as this existence is but a foreverness coming and going as if unto its own UNIVERSAL SELF.
More simply put, it may be said that at the core level - as the quantum or the end reality, and its “life substratum” - is but an immanent indivisible infinity, eternally “masquerading” as this or that. Seen or unseen, a living or a deadened being. As something, or nothing. As life, and death. And visible, but as an illusory and as a transitory energy-form of this or that kind. As you and I. As too the world.
In sum, there is no life, death or time in Unity Consciousness.
This self-revelation is the metaphysical end report of the freemystics of the world, anywhere. At any time. Every time. Yet every time - except in India - these sages and seers are nailed to the cross for saying ‘IT’ as is. That is, for telling in simple words that “I and my Father are One.” Like Jesus. Or by Sufi saints of time past, declaring Oneness with That Which Is - GOD!
In other words, though ALL IS ONE, yet saying IT openly and aloud, the beastly beings of times past have put to death many an enlightened being. Now days the know-it-all bums of isms - be they of a religious-nut-ism or a snootier than thou atheism either declare a non-necessity for God, or seek a forced bowing to a beastly god of their own. Neither kind the Truth own!
And the truth is that in the Absolute of What Is, besides a no-thing-ness and an everything-ness as the Ultimate Reality, no “thing” is. Not even time. Neither life, nor death. Or a god. But an Infinite Whole, as the All.
Thus after death, in life or before life and hereafter, a deathless timelessness exists as the inside-ness and the outside-ness of all existence.
The seen “matter” of existence, this world, is a mirage of this ‘IT’-ness.
And IT, the Oneness of Eternity is the Infinitude of our ‘self’ or soulAs the “manifest” or the seen aspect of the ‘That’ of Which Is, we find ourselves as a this or that being, and as living here in this universe.
Yet, in the ultimate analysis and as the absolute truth, neither “this” assumed world or “that” presumed heaven or hell exists “out There”.
Just a Singularity sans duality exists.
We are ‘That’. Once “all this” is broken down, burnt to the smithereens so to say, then, nothing but an eternal everything-ness is the goddess of Godliness. As God as if.
It is immanent, infinite, indivisible, invincible timeless deathless-ness. Of this “make” all are.
Be it religious nuts, atheists, infidels or simply just the nuts amongst us.