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.

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.