Aug 1, 2016

Who can be called SECULAR?


A person who can entertain all ideas and isms equably without taking sides is secular.
Whether one believes in one religion or the other - perhaps even vehemently opposed to each other - but is yet able to humanely and holistically nurture no ill-will but goodwill for all, is secular.
Thus, it neither belief nor non-belief that determines one’s secularism; but the ability to digest all the inedible parts of all, including one’s own ism. And then, burp loud with a belly laugh! Then, hell, he or she is jolly well secular. Akin God!
Broadly, a nutty atheist or a religious nutcase could both be considered secular - so long they’re able to laugh at each other sans malice. And are nice to one another, harboring not a wish or will to harm the other. With or without god.
Then, and only then, will either of the extremes - believers and non-believers - could be thought of as being secular like the dishy cake with the “oh-my-god” delicious cream! Otherwise, all one-sided and the lop-sided, of all sides, are non-secular.
In fact, only a secular person can get beyond the limits set and settled by the mind.
Hence, it’s no wonder that the metaphysical truth does not dawn on religious nutsbut comes to play at the feet of those seekers who are the humblest of the most humble, and the meekest of the meek.
It’s the reason why the Ultimate Reality - as a firsthand “self-experience”, and as a “personal” self-realization - come running into the open arms of the freed-of-mind mystics than the full-of-it closeted armchair philosophers, theoretical physicists and the so-called “brainy” empirical scientists.
This is not to belittling the excellent spirits like the divine lot amongst the quantum scientists, who, could look beyond the obvious, and “get” that “all this” we see “here” is but a chimera, a mirage, just a thought. And that beyond and behind the “seen” world of thoughts and images lies a quintessential innate unity as god, as though. Of each and everything, and everybody.
Even of the imagined foe of religious nuts - ah! the “kafir”, and the infidel lot.
Therefore, in spirit and in truth, a person cannot be really and truly secular unless he-she finally gets it that only fools follow follies. That a wiser person - a secular person - looks beyond the apparent differences et all.
And understanding the worldly phenomena as a make-believe, he-she concisely and comprehensively - without an iota of an inner or an outer doubt and pretense - comprehends fully and truly the infinite immanence of the Onenes in and as the All.
On a mundane level, if we can just tolerate each other - broken as we all are by the vicissitudes of life, burdened by the infinitude of it all - and not cut the throats of each other, living civilly and peacefully with all; we, the peace-loving but the miserable human lot may yet be lumped as secular.
Ah, we, the broken, brow-beaten, bulldozed, bullshitting silly children of God!
Including the god-less amongst us all.
May we all be secular.

Jul 2, 2016

Of What Use Is Living IF We're To Die Anyway?



To be born, living, and then, dying, is no trifling.

Beasts are born, do whatever with each other, hence procreate, and then die. Ever a beast.
Were we humans to do the same, and no more, we too would be non-different from the common-lot animals. Is this all that we are - another species of simple animals? Who are we? Are we just some two-footed beasts, and nothing more? What are we? Where do we come from, where do we go? Are we just the body, or something more?

An intelligent person perforce, at some point of time in life, asks such questions of himself or herself. If one does not, one must. Otherwise one may well be dead already, come and gone. Without a coo, ever a cuckoo. An unsung life, its melody lost, sans a thong.

So, why the hell are we here?

We are here for Self-Realization.

That is, we are here to live a joyful life - by getting the Nature of Reality. To understand ourselves. Better still, we are here to "get" the Self - the inner "make" of our life, and the true nature of the universe we live in. In a nutshell, we are not here to be insane with ourselves, or be stupid with others; but to discover our true self - the Universal Self.

Now, the question arises, "How the hell do we get to know whatever all this is?"

Obviously, our normal everyday understanding of things just makes us simple fellows, if not simpletons. That is to say we normally get it only so far that we are "something" alive. And are seemingly but some sort of bumbling biological entities. Soon chemicals! We die.

Where do we go then, after death? In fact, how the hell do we get here?

Are we just a silly folly, here because of a little hanky-panky done by our parents? 

Metaphysically, it is held by freemystics of a higher "knowing" everywhere, that until and unless we "get" the Self - our inner reality - we are born again and again, ad infinitum. As a lower, or a higher species, as per our karma. As a direct consequence of our good or bad deeds.

Thus, we either evolve, or we devolve.

And thereof, either we get a basic understanding of who we are, or we do not. If we do, we live and die not entirely a dumb idiot, but with at least with an inkling of and about where we are going hereafter - in the after life, and after death. Or we are lost. Live, and die similarly. In the embrace of Which Is, or lost forever unto what is not.

Simply stated that would imply that we either die knowingly, and peacefully unto the realm of the Ultimate Truth; or we live and die unknowingly, a simplistic superstitious myth.

Without understanding All That Be, we live-die sans closure.

How so? Well, analogically, it's akin the case of an adopted orphan, who, though adjusting fine with his foster family, nevertheless feels an inexplicable pang in his heart to find his biological parents. We have heard of, and read about many a case world over, wherein a man or a woman has searched for his or her biological family for years and years. Sometimes finding it, other times not. Seeking closure of some sort.

It is "closure" that we humans seek, in worldly and other worldly matters.

In other words, we seek answers. To all mundane, and metaphysical, questions that vex usLacking closure, that is, unable to get the necessary answer to vital questions that trouble us endlessly, most of us are ever ill at ease, perhaps ceaselessly unhappy. To the extent that we live and die similarly - never at peace with ourselves, or with the world at large.
Hence, we live-die a wrong, wrongly, or a wining wronged thing. Homeless.

Yet it may be said that even a religious nutcase could die happily. For, he or she could believe that a place in heaven is guaranteed him or her just because one has followed one's faith fully. Despite the fact that throughout his or her whole life, all one may have been doing could be merely being a bigot, a buffoon, a beastly bully.

Alternatively, an atheist may live-die happily too. For, unlike the believers, he-she may think we are all a nothing, come-gone a non. A bio-chemical something, maybe not even a thing.
Others with some different ideas about the Ultimate Reality, may well believe that they come from such and such place, and are going thereof, to their tribal god. And that the rest of the people are going to hell, for they are the non-believing lot!

Therefore, each of us is capable of living-dying an untruth.

Then again, it may be asked, "What difference does it make how we live? Knowing, or not knowing What Is? For, eventually, none escapes. And we all die, don't we?"

So, it may not be too illegitimate to think that one could just do whatever the hell one likes - good, bad, ugly or even evil. And that all gods are fairy tales of foolish men! Hence, we are all free to do whatever, however, ever and forever! With no consequences! For, there is no meaning to life, is there?

The Truth is nobody's keep.

It is what it is. So, what is the Universal Truth? That which would be true in all times, at all times, for all times, be it of the past or even in the future? Till the end of times.

From Self-Realization, the postulated Eternal Truth of Life - as known to the sages, yogis, sufis, and unbound spiritual freethinkers and freemystics of the world, especially that of India since the ancient times - in all ages through, every time, is this:

  • All is One, Whole.
  • Hence, in essence, all's one.
  • Therefore, all life is One Life.
  • The seen world is a transitory mirage, in One.
  • ONE 'that' IS, is indivisible, ever whole, and infinite.
  • Born of Infinity, all is forever an unending panorama, till eternity.
  • This Forever-ness, from which all is seemingly born, can be known.
  • "It" - the Ultimate Reality and Truth - is the birthright of all that is born.
  • Hence, we, as human beings, in due karmic period and time, can "get" What Is. For, born of "It", its wholesomeness cannot be denied to us.
  • This process is called SELF-REALIZATION. Herein, a blessed and a chosen devotee is "taken" to the Within. And in due time, maybe after innumerable births, one's self-essence is "shown" to be All That Is.
  • Thereafter, the self-realized "knowing one", gets it - that at the quantum level, in quintessence, being inseparable from the Whole - the One in All is neither born nor dies. And is ever One, Whole.
  • "Tat tvum asi!" - THAT YOU ARE! Beyond the persistent illusion, of the "here" seen mirage of manifest life, we are the forever-ness of existence. Come, nor gone!

Can this Oneness of life be known scientifically too?

Quantum physicists do point us towards this end reality of the universe. That all's an unbroken whole. All "this" that we see as "manifest world" seems real because it is a "persistent illusion". And in quintessence all's just energy, not "matter" as such. Therefore, what we value much "here", eventually, is not much!

Ultimate Reality does not differ much, scientifically or spiritually.

Though of course, like Max Plank, the Nobel-prize-winning physicist, the common lot of naysayers amongst today's theoretical scientists need reach the FINAL UNDERSTANDING that "matter" is "mothered" by Universal Consciousness! Hence, matter is not even energy, but "shakti" (power) of Self-Essence of an "eternally alive" Infinite Consciousness - of That Which Is.

Getting thus the Truth of Existencewe must evolve. From a beast sexing it up in creation and dissolution. Or with such similar imbibed mythical nonsense. T o the Divine Infinitude, that we are in spirit and in truth.

Thereby live, die accordingly.

Ever at peace with others, the world, and with ourselves.

And when time comes for the body and being to goknow firmly and unflinchingly -owing to the personal 'self-realization' of the Eternal Truth - that we, as Allness of the Wholeare never un-whole. In fact, in essence, are forever alive, un-dead, ever on the go!

Thus, it is an honour to be born, to live, and die a forever - Eternally Whole.



Jun 1, 2016

Is there any Supernatural Power?

Seeking!

Yes, there is.

Consequently, from the aforesaid, the question arises as to whether there's some way to get to know It. Or prove Its existence.

And also, why most humans do not ever experience It?

More importantly, why science cannot find It?

The Absolute Principal of All That Be, is nobody's concubine.

The only way to win a worthy damsel's hand is to woo her, not coerce her into giving in, as many a religious nut does under the garb of a trumped-up sanction of their imagined tribal god. Some nutcases even harbour the notion that it is their god-given duty to coerce and kill people of other faiths just because they do not share their loony views about their fancied superpower, their misogynistic ancestral deity, who, in reality is just a nonsensical naught.

The supernatural power touted by the lower isms is of a lowly realm.

Prevalent beliefs of people, in most regions and religions in the world, is of the supposition that a humanoid god, a man-like deity or a supernatural spirit entity, or something akin to it, rules the world. Sitting up there in a wondrous physical place called heaven. And that after death, we either go there, or to hell. Most of us, the people of differing faith, of course are told of a welcoming permanent hell where our abode shall be. Therein we the infidels shall dwell. Forever in inferno! And oh, so unwell.

Such silly ideas about the supernatural are nurtured by a simplistic lot.

However, the intellect, too, does not get It. Nor does empirical science. Both do sincerely try to get that Thing-in-Itself, which is the bling of it all. But searching for that in just the material phenomenon, of mere matter and not the spirit, the self-acclaimed over thinking lot lose the Game.

So, who finds It, and pray, what is this supernatural power?

The free mystical self-experience of the ancients, and of the most recent, tells us that to get It, one must first and foremost abide by a certain set of inviolable, fundamental metaphysical principles.

Firstly, a lifestyle of non-harm, that is, not harming anyone intentionally, is a sine qua non.
Secondly, the Thing-in-Itself cannot be forced to reveal its Universal Self by just pondering leisurely about it, or by any other coercive means thereof, except through humble devotion.

And lastly, it self-dawns.

Thus It is not a religious, but a spiritual endowment.

And lest the over-intellectualized and the self-important rational lot object vociferously, it may be mentioned that the process of the Revelation of the Self may be obstreperous in the initial stages, but eventually it manifests itself in a simple, scientific way. That is, for the blessed one the Way opens its "narrow gate" in a straightforward manner. And eventually, at the very end, the whole phenomenon of Whatever Be, is very simply enfolded. And therefore, gets self-explained because of the witnessing of it by self. Hence, it is similarly and simply understood by the chosen one amongst us stupid lot.

Problem is, the Truth of the Supernatural escapes most of us.

Well, at least in this lifetime. Seemingly so. But then again, it may yet willingly come into one's embrace! As the Eternal Bridegroom.

Anyway, for a seeker it means that he or she would have to work his/her butt off for It. With the hope that It blesses him/her with its Eternal Vision this very time, here and now. Yet, it may not!

The supernatural is ladylike. It does what it does. As it pleases.

But luckily for us, as gnostics, yogis, sufis and freemystics throughout ages have let it be known - IT is!

And here it is, as the following, simply put:

The advanced meditating being, observing acutely the paranormal and the supra normal nuances, finds its life source - call it soul, if you like - separate from the body. In this state of body-less-ness, the observing formless self thus understands that it is not the body. But more.
Thence, along with witnessing many an ethereal phenomenon before this, as too after body-less-ness, the now single-eyed 'witnessing self' sees itself passing through infinite cosmic vicissitudes.

And at an unspoken ultra-real moment therein and thereof, the reference-self that had been observing all the surreal sojourn, well, it just simply ceases, and as an unreality as though, it ends!

As vapor does unto space, the witnessing self loses its interface.

And lo! The till now seer, observer, and witness consciousness finds itself as the Only Self. The cosmos too, 'It' sees as Own Self. In fact, the whole existence is self-realized by this 'self-consciousness', during this ethereal transcendence, to be but One Indivisible I-ness.

The whole of whatever be, is self-witnessed as one 'I.'

No pre-conceived ideas such as those of one's inherited or imagined gods, goddesses, hell or heaven, messiahs nor angels, fairies nor any such fancies are a living entity in That.

In the mating of the mundane with the supra normal reign.

Such is this happening, of a literal physicality - the magnificent, metaphysical phenomenon of Divine Unity. Here, each and everything is One, and Infinite. Is Eternity. As the Whole.
Each is All, and the All is Everything!

Thereafter, having witnessed the That of What Is as the I of All, the single-eyed vision returns - magically as though, back to being the seeing, living consciousness outside the body of the meditating devotee. Simply observing, witnessing this surreal transition. As one would an everyday commonality, say the dog watching its master.

This supra-consciousness, fully awakened to the supernatural phenomena of witnessing all the above, finds the now enlightened Self-Consciousness of All That Is, physically reborn. As the seed, or the metaphysical son or the self-sired of God, as if. Some call itshakti, the supra self-conscious life dynamic-- the primordial mothering principle or energy or force of That, which, maintains and sustains all existence.

Thereof, in that very instant, in a zillionth of a moment, the self-witnessing shakti of the Force of One, enters the body of the meditating devotee as the breath of life. And thence, the being of the life-form, in this case a human identity-form and a biological entity, comes back, now mundanely alive!

This is the Supernatural. That!

It is the Divine Infinitude within you, us, and within even our dear infidel.

It is the same, and identical life of all that we see here in this world. Be it of us silly higher, little things. Or be it the so-called lower life. It is the First Principle of All That Be. It is also within the make of the foe - whom we persistently perceive is out to wring out our entails if not crack our necks, and at the very least, ever inclined to cut our big toes!

The Supernatural Universality is unto all, is each, is everything. As our inner make. Before life, during it, and afterlife. Ever alive!

But It is not the cup of tea of most of us, human twits:

Only of the meek
Who bowing, beg and seek.

May 2, 2016

The Best Advice My Mother Ever Gave Me !


Be humble.
This is the best advice my now diseased, simple and deeply spiritual mother gave me. Not in so many words, but by her own example.
Her father was a rich landlord, owning more than 3500 acres of land. She gave up her share of 400+ acres in favour of her brothers, as the traditional sisters here in the Punjab do so to date. She, along with my dear diseased father, cut corners to give her two sons the best this life could. Living humbly, she did.
My rascal sibling got his in his own worldly way. I, the un-saintly one, got my other-worldly destiny. As per my karma.
But it took me a long, long time to get there - be humble.
However, when the time came for it, I was.
In utter humility, I bowed to 'What Is'. And in time, after barely 3-4 years of crying my guts out, howling for it, and bowing to 'It' - the "knowing" came.
As a gift of the Divine.
And I believe, if it could to a rascal as I, it can dawn on anybody.
Ego does not get 'It'. That is why the best of the minds fail to grasp the Ultimate Reality. For, it is not a thing to be clinically caught, bought, or sought. And certainly not through the simplistic act of the mere mundane process of thought.
Without humility there's no spirituality.
Religious nuts, atheists, and the various kind of theists, as too the scientists fail to "get" IT - the Nature of the Ultimate Reality - because they seek it through ego. Such a seeking is a no go. Egoistic people thus find no god.
Be humble. Maybe you shall.

Apr 2, 2016

The God of Science

To me it is unthinkable that a real atheist could be a scientist.”

[COPERNICUS] “He was persecuted, not because he went against the teachings of religion but because under his theory man was not the center of the universe and this was most displeasing news to a number of egoists.” 
~ Robert Andrews Millikan [Nobel Prize in Physics, 1923] 
Mind is the god of science.
Beyond its puny brain, a science infused mind refuses to entertain. For, the former is its child. Something the human is comfortable with. That there exists a supra “knowing”, above normal everyday science, an egotistic being finds it difficult, if not impossible, to concede. Maybe the super silly claims of his or her own inherited faith, from childhood, colours the vision of most scientists.
Religion is the devil that bedevils a scientific mind.
Perhaps rightly so, howsoever mistakenly so. Indeed, billions of people too are bewitched by the stupendous but superstitious claims of men in religious robes. Not much better than our dear ancestors — the apes.
And for the most part, each religion tries to outdo the other. If one claims itself to be the “chosen” lot, another stakes claim to be the “last” lard. Each curses the other to oblivion. Both endowing one's own people to be the one who shall outlast the rest, till doom puts it all to test. 
Damn another’s god!
The common factor amongst the cursing isms is that their god is conceived to be a human-like entity, and their considered hell and heaven a physicality — a place. As say, the earth is. Lest anybody else claims so, this “personal” god is mired in vagaries. And thenceforth this deity is proclaimed also to be a spirit, or a presence of some sort; who, does good to the believers, and damns the hell out of the unbelievers!
This irks a scientific temperament. By the sheer stupidity of it, its rogue messiahs, the rascally god-men, and owing to its crude and cruel evangelical followers — religion bores a rational mind. Therefore, it closes itself.
And none can find fault with it.
Unfortunately, thus disposed, many a scientific mind cannot look beyond its dislike and disdain for traditional religion. Hence, even intelligent people are woe to concede that freethinkers and freemystics ages through do find a reality over and above mind-made mad gods, and beyond the brain-birthed idiotic isms. For, by now disgusted with the impossible claims sans proof of the die-hard "believe it or die!" fundamentalists, and because of the abominable acts of such religious loonies, the intellectuals fall easy prey to their own god — atheism.
Commonality seen, is commonly believed.
The unseen, the unfathomable, the nameless reality is disbelieved. That the meditating human ego-less-ness loses its “i”-ness, and being-ness, and “ends”; yet “sees” all “this” (turning as if) unto “That” — the Wholeness of All — is considered an impossibly by a mind devoured by scientism. Hence, akin the religious nutcases, the god of science — atheism — too stays dull and dumb, and a questionable sod. 
Consciousness, the realm and ride by which we are able to perceive “all this” and beyond it, is not the maiden scientists have been able to woo. It’s a wacko world! A few psychiatrists, neuro-scientists and psychologists do take a glimpse into it, yet fail to “get” what yogis, sufis and freemystics are “enabled” to. However, the scientists have no say in it. Their messianic mission and matter lies in the concrete “matter” of the labs. Not in the metaphysics of otherworldly matters. Thus, to a majority of the scientists, matters beyond “matter” do not matter.
However, to be fair, some earlier Nobel laureates as Max Plank, Schrodinger, Heisenberg, Bohr, and some other advanced quantum scientists of the past and the present lot do get the eventual fact that probed to the limit, it is found that “matter” ceases to exist in its physical form. Hence, does not matter. And what is the common link between these Nobel prize winning physicists?— They had all read the UPANISHADS, the gnostic scriptures of the freemystics of ancient India. And what had they learned? Simply, and similarly so, this:-
I regard Consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from Consciousness. We cannot get behind Consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates Consciousness.” ~ Max Plank [Nobel Prize in Physics 1918]
Now days a rare scientist does.
Hence, in the present times, the god of science is a chemical accident!
For, thus is the current explanation of this world, dished out by the present luminaries of the theoretical scientists. That some big bang happened, by chance as if. A chemical reaction thereafter ensued. And that these dead chemicals “screwed” with each other! From this dead mating the dead, an “alive” world was formed. We, the living and thinking human beings evolved from the inanimate atoms and insignificant “lower” beings, and came to be, into existence from this freakish unaccountable accident. All this, universe et all, arranged so magnificently, magically and marvelously, thus was birthed. Nothing miraculous about it!
"This.. impossibility of conceiving this immense and wonderful universe.. as the result of blind chance or necessity.. thus reflecting I feel compelled to look to a First Cause having an intelligent mind in some degree analogous to that of man; and I deserve to be called a Theist." ~ Charles Darwin
However, we are told otherwise.
Chemicals we are, chemicals we go! Nothing divine about it. Dead to dead. So seems to be our story. As told by the present, and the current, gods of science!
Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a Spirit is manifest in the Laws of the Universe - a Spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble... In view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who say there is no God. But what really makes me angry is that they quote me for the support of such views.” ~ Albert Einstein