Sep 2, 2017

Should one meditate at the same time everyday?

Ancients in India advised consciously making meditation the first task of the day, an hour or two before sunrise.
It is called the “Brahma mahurata” - the time of God.
It is considered the time divine, when ‘That’ which is “It” comes into “action” as if. At this very time the sages and sadhus get up, and start their prayers. It is the time when the yogis and the “thirsty” seekers start meditating.
One could say, it’s the time when all the spiritual activities start.
At least in the traditional mystic circles, here in India, the hour or two before sunrise is considered the best of times. For the best of the best start their prayers and meditations thence. The sincerest of the sincere, unable to stay in slumber anymore, perforce as if, awaken. And pay their obeisance to That Which Is. At this time.
‘Brahma mahurata’ is the prayer time from times immemorial, in India.
Therefore, only a fool would lets go such a divine opportunity. Of starting meditation at this “fixed’ time - somewhere between 3.00 a.m. to 4.30 a.m. - to gain the maximum spiritual benefits.
For, the mind is at its freshest then. No deep troubles or silly fancies have taken hold of one this early. Hopefully! Then there’s also that “vibration” thing, of millions of people praying and meditating - as the sages and seers afore in ancient India did, and yet do - at the very same time.
There is a certain unsaid holy synchronicity going on at Brahma-mahurata.
Why not make use of it? After all, a seeker needs all the help he or she can find, especially in the beginning stages of one’s spiritual journey. Even otherwise!
Frankly, perhaps consciously, having read about it I think, or unconsciously, I started my spiritual practices at the above-said time; when I came about the Way, in 1990.
Still get up at 3 a.m. everyday, since the last 25 years or so.
But it needs be said that every moment is the best time for meditation.
On a personal note, I was meditating all the while. Every moment of every day, back then. Crying for it, begging for it, howling for it.
Till the time I got “It”. In 1993–94.
However, it must be firmly grasped, and that factually understood, that the Ultimate or the Absolute does not have a particular “holy” time to “awaken” you!
“It” - the Ultimate Truth - is a timeless, limitless infinity.
It’s an unending eternity. A indivisible unity of all that is, beyond entities! No rules bind it, no messiahs find it, no gods stand in “It”.
This “god particle” - of Enlightenment and Self-Realization, of Awakening - “rises up” from somnolence whenever the seeker is ready to “receive” it, spiritually, metaphysically and karmically.
The ultimate “happening” took place, for me, at 4.30 to 5.30 p.m. or so. I think. In the spring of 1993. But then, the last doubt was “removed” as if, for me, at the Brahma-mahurata time, in the early hours of the morning, on 17th March, 1994.
Hence, not time but sincerity matters. In meditation. And in seeking.
Therefore, pray and meditate any time you want, or can. Bu do! Keep at it, as if the devil himself is after you! Relentlessly, religiously, reverently! And leave the rest to That Which Is.
In simple words, do your dharma, and let karma complete the process.
But it is advised that a seeker abstain from non-vegetarian food, and only intake pure “satvic” diet, if one really wants ‘It’.
Mind you, I was a non-vegetarian till the end of 1989, and an egg-vegetarian till 1990, before giving it all up and becoming a pure vegetarian by that year end. Then, there was rapid progress in the metaphysical realm.
A vegetarian diet does 50% of the job, in spirituality!
It took me barely 3 more years to get ‘It’ finally, in 1993–1994. I do not think I would’ve “got” what I did had I not turned a vegetarian. It changes something deep inside you, to the very core of your being. It did me!
For, eventually, at the End it’s found that “All is One”. Therefore, hurting others - especially the “lower” animals, for food - is hurting your very own-self.
Without a vegetarian diet, all prayers and meditations are futile.
Sans it, that which is “It” - the All of the Whole - comes not. Any time.

Aug 4, 2017

Is there one god or many?

Neither “no god” nor “one god”, or “many gods” - none is the truth ‘There’.
All these are just concepts, mere mind-made theories, each as good or as inept. For, as a metaphysical “happening”, all that is reported remaining “un-dead” and “alive” at the End - as the Ultimate Reality - is only the Infinite Essence of the Universal Self.
The visions of this or that god, of one’s own tribal or inherited deity, or of the mind-projections of some fancied ideas as gods - such, and similar “siting” is oft reported in the beginning, or at an intermittent stage of meditation.
Thereafter, it is reported by better metaphysical authorities that the enhanced or the elevated or the “lifted up” consciousness of the seeker delving unto the realm of the paranormal and the supernatural, makes one “meek in spirit” and “high” of mind - to “overcome” one’s own dense and dark limitations.
These limitations maybe simply a lesser knowing. Could also be an inherent flaw in one’s character. Or present, owing to a deeper mess-up in one’s psychological make-up. Perhaps the presence of an insistent parochial attitude in oneself maybe limiting the “upliftment” of the soul, owing to an ideological screw-up.
However, all this, and the other such imbibed, inherited superciliousness is “slain”by the Beatific Vision of One, Divine Reality.
Therein, one nor many, not even “no god” holds true.
The empirical entity - the human body and being, the breath and all that’s “living” within, the so-called soul or any such named “thing” - simply “vanishes”! Existing, if it does, thence, as a mere reference point in the cosmos. As say, is a non-existent pinpoint in space, of the limitless sky.
And lo! In a wondrous magical transcendental happening, till now a point of reference in the sky, “this” observing-self ceases to beIn that instant thereof, rather than a cosmic reference point, stands henceforth the Whole. As the Self of the Cosmos, as though.
“I am All” - the Cosmic “I” reflects.
In simple words, the “matter” that we think we seemingly are, its self finds itself as the immanent cosmic energy; which, in turn, discovers it is neither matter nor energy but the “It” behind all. The Self of All That Is.
Hence, once the visions of gods, deities, fancied god-men and gurus, fairies and angels, hell or heaven are “consumed” by the Universal Self, the metaphysical reality that reveals itself is that of Oneness, of an Eternal Divine Consciousness.
“It” is the “I” of the Whole. Of All Existence. Of That Which Is.
Herein, no gods thump their chests, no messiahs brag about their conquests, no angels preach or rest! All is a Cosmic Whole. In full “knowing” its Self to be the entire universe!
Thus, is enlightenment, self-realization, “awakening” to the Cosmic Self.
Once this “non-happening” is over, the meditating self “comes back” to its “senses” as if! And finds itself, again, to be the human entity that was meditating. Only now, it is fully “awake” to the Absolute Reality of Whatsoever Is.
Hence, the sage who has so “awakened”, knows he is no “he” or “she”. Nor is just a bodily busy-bee! Dead, nor alive, re-birthing, nor dying. But is in essence, the “stuff” of which is “made-up” Eternity and Infinity! Is the Whole, of All That Be.
Henceforth, this “Awakened One” lives free, as the Cosmic Whole.
Aware at all moments, with every breath, in good or bad times, that “all this” seen “here” is nothing but a divine comedy of ‘What Is’. In dual-conscious state of “eyeing” this manifest world. And that in fact, behind this sensed duality of earthly life, eventually, all existence is but One Self.
Thus, the awakened whole while still in this bodily form, bothers not about “one god” or “many gods”, nor about “no-god” ism! Leaving all this trash-talking of lesser minds and lower hearts, the “knowing one” is free of them all. Knowing the Self, as All.
That you are, my friend. Without isms. Awaken to “It”.
And bid goodbye to less than this. 

Jul 2, 2017

Did God create the man first and only afterwards the woman, as some religions advocate?

This is the simplistic view of misogynists, and simpletons of dark ages.
Unfortunately, women are still held to be an inferior lot by a large number of “manly” religious nuts within this silly world populace, to date.
Not that any religion is especially exempt for such lowly thoughts!
But largely, the women are yet not accorded an equitable and a well-deserved respectful place mainly owing to the retrograde teachings of the supposedly “holy” divination of the faiths that have ruled the world in the past hundreds and thousands of years. As too, now days.
It is their majority view, being in majority, that is spread and held worldwide true.
As of today, about 55% of the world population follows Islam, Christian and Judaism. By 2050, PEW Research estimates this number - of people following Abrahamic faiths - shall increase to 63% of the world populace.
All the above said religions and their books, their beliefs and superstitions are spread throughout the world. Namely, the Bible, Quran and Talmud/Torah all consider woman to be birthed after man, and brought into being from the rib of man; hence, is inferior to man.
Thus they believe their tribal god - Jehovah, and Allah - did.
That is, more than half of the world - if they absolutely and truly believe in their prophets, faith, and their fancied god must hold women to be born after man, from man, and therefore, inferior to man. Sans dithering, or doubt!
For, their messiahs, books, and their inherited god held it so.
Your question too has arisen out of this “passed on” dogmatism. Handed out “second-hand”, without first-hand knowledge, knowingly as too unknowingly, from generation to generation, father to son, ism to schism - and, from “them” to you.
Though, now, commendably, in a rather freethinking mode, you somehow seemed to have manged to wonder about this silly precept of your ancestors. And rightly so.
For, it is an untruth - of woman being created after man, by God.
So, what is the Truth? What is Creation? And pray, who the hell is God? Or is there any, one nor many? And what are the essential, existential and quintessential difference between the “make” of man and woman, if any?
This Pandora’s box must be opened to get to the answer to your question.
Are you ready for “It” - the truth, and nothing but the Truth?
Okay then, here it goes, the metaphysical truth of What Is:-
  1. There is no man-like god, namely, Jehovah or Allah, “out there”.
  2. All visions of gods, goddesses, hell or heaven etc. “die” in Gnosis.
  3. Visions of this-that god are a common experience in mundane meditation.
  4. At the End only One, Unified Whole is found “alive”, in enlightenment.
  5. Being One Whole, the entire existence, and the creatures thereof, are identical in “make”.
  6. Since All is One at the core essence, it follows that no one is superior to the other - neither born of another nor before or after the other.
  7. All existence, quintessentially and metaphysically, is a Single Unbreakable, Inseparable Cosmic Unit, forever bound in Unity and Oneness. Therefore, All is One. So are we all. Hence, ye are all gods! Or none is!
It is time we seek, and self-realize the ‘That’ of Which Is.
And not depend upon a second-rate, a second-hand, a superstitiously and superciliously seconding of bullish blind beliefs of a silly and a stupefied people of dark ages.
In a nutshell, one must grow up!
And get the ‘It’ of What Is. 

Jun 4, 2017

Do we see Ghosts and Spirits after the opening of the Third Eye?

Firstly, let us be clear as to what is the Third Eye.
In yoga texts, it is said to be located in between the eyebrows, at the center, equidistant from both. And it is so mentioned that it can see beyond the normal human eye can, or does. Above ordinary sensory perception, and observation. Some say it can be opened by tantra practices, as too be yogic means.
However, it opens up by the Grace of What Is.
The blessed seeker in whom is bestowed such a vision, sees many a surreal thing. In fact, innumerable visions come to an advanced  seeker and devotee. To the one 'chosen', so is said.
But if at all visions of ghosts or spirits come to any, then, they are of the mind-made kind. For, it takes a long time, sometimes a lifetime, at other times after an uncountable lifetimes, for the Eye of the Shiva or the Third Eye to open fully.
Before it does, a plethora of visions may come of the lower kind. They do so to the metaphysically cockeyed. Not to a fully opened Third Eye.
In the Absolute Vision of the Single Eyed, the Third Eye witnesses no ghosts or spirits. For such are the projections of the mind of an unripe seeker. In the 'born again' devotee, the really sincere kind, cosmic beatitudes come. As similarly, one may say, comes the dawn.
Most self-appointed messiahs fail here. At this level itself.
They fall prey to the mind-made fancies, and its projected 'lower' visions. Such as angels, fairies, a hell or a heaven, ghosts and spirits. And of imbibed, inherited, and fancied idea of a man-like god, or gods.
Little realizing that they are yet in the beginning stages of their metaphysical search, they mistakenly think they have attained to the highest. Thus, failing at the very onset.
Herein, man-made religions, and mind-made gods are born.
Thus, a spiritual seeker must be up to date with the pitfalls along the way. But unfortunately, the god-men of earlier times, having had little or no training in higher metaphysical truths and teachings, seemed to have become dogmatic little sods. As crude, cruel and crass as their imaginary gods.
In a nutshell, neither ghosts nor spirits, gods nor angels, not hell or heaven pass muster at the End, in a genuinely opened Third Eye.
All else is a lie.

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.