Dec 16, 2014

Gist of the Ancient Gnostic Texts of India - 10 Principal UPANISHADS


1.
Isha Upanishad
“How can a wise man, knowing the Unity of Life, seeing all creatures in himself, be deluded or sorrowful?”
2. 
Kena Upanishad
“This wise man clings neither to this nor that, rises out of sense, attains Immortal Life.”
3, 
Katha Upanishad 
"The wise man would lose his speech in mind, the mind in intellect, the intellect in nature, the nature in God, and so find Peace.”
4. 
Prashna Upanishad 
“My son! Who know the Impersonal Self - wherein the personal self, the living fires, senses, the elements live – he knows All: lives in All.”
5. 
Mundaka Upanishad
“The Everlasting is formless, limitless, breathless, mindless, above everything, outside everything, inside everything.”
6. 
Mandookaya Upanishad 
“There is nothing that is not Spirit.”
7. 
Taittireya Upanishad 
“Bow down to Spirit as the sole object of desire, be the goal of all desires; worship Spirit as the Master of All; become the master of all.”
8. 
Aitareya Upanishad 
“There was in the beginning, One Sole Self. No eye winked.” 
9.
Chanddoggya Upanishad 
“When a man is dying, his speech merges into mind, his mind into life, his life into light, his light into the One Being.”

10. 
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 
“He who worships him (That Which Is) as one or the other, is ignorant, is imperfect; though he attain completely one or the other perfection. Let him worship ‘Him’ as Self, where all these become the Whole.” 

Oct 30, 2014

The Order of Things that Be! - Practical Metaphysics



LESSON 5 

1.
There is an order in things that be. All exists for a reason. Every happening has a purpose. Good or bad, all events at a particular moment in history, are linked to each other, as waves unto the ocean are woven in each other. Be baptized with the 'water' of Unity.

2.
We are all inter-related, so-called non-living and the perceived living beings, alike. Each has a use for the other. Respect this Unity of Purpose. in Existence. 

3.
Yesterday was a tomorrow once. Tomorrow shall become a yesterday, at the next sun rise. Today shall also pass. Be still, and watch. Everything comes, and goes. Pain and happiness alike.

4.
Scientists say, an atom is breaking and then, again re-forming, at the rate of 10 x 22 times per second. Therefore, what we see in the world as a solid state, is indeed merely an illusion of solidity. All is in flux. Mystic of the East call this perpetual "seeming" movement, "MAYA" (Illusory Play of the Eternal Divine Oneness).  So, human form too is but a mere illusion. Why cling to what is not real?

5.
Beyond the illusion of this observable phenomenon, is "That", which, causes it. "It' is our Real Self; as elusive as God. Catch your reality. That Which Is, shall follow it. Akin God, as if. 

6.
Al is One, Wholesome Oneness. It remains One in diverse phenomena; becoming less nor more. This Self of Oneness is the Quintessence of your life. Therefore, your Self is Immortal. Forms come, and go. Spirit remains as Immanence of All That Is. Forever.

7.
Take care of the bodily form, as a temple of Spirit. Abuse it not. It is of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, as holy. Honour all, as the Children of One. You too are "That".

8.
Live in harmony with Nature. Honour it, and it shall bestow you with honors. Abuse it, and it shall take away what is bestowed upon you.

9.
All is unto each other, in essence and in spirit. Thus, anything can be created from anywhere. Miracles are possible. Some call it science. Others, the Hand of God.

10.
Be careful what you wish for. You may just get it too. It may or may not be right for you. Better is to do your best. Let Nature bestow you with results, as per your destiny.

Sep 5, 2014

What is the NATURE of Our SOUL?


In the sea there’s no drop. Unless it’s taken out of its primordial abode.
Similarly, we, in quintessence, are never out of “It” – What Is. All is One, Indivisible Whole. This Oneness of Everything is “That”, which, the enlightened beings address as IT.
In due time, in the process of seeking That Which Is, the Ultimate Truth, the “lesser” understanding in the consciousness of meditating beings make them “see things”. One experiences, witnesses the conceptual gods or divine figures of one’s own making, or those heard of, knowingly or unknowingly. Usually, an intermediate meditating seeker, at some time or another, as a consequence of prolonged practice of remembrance of the Divine, is “blessed” by sightings of ethereal entities or places, as residual “baggage” of one’s own inherited isms, faiths and belief systems.
This is the realm where messiahs and religions are born.
Mistaking these “lower” visions to be the beginning and the end of it all, god-man-ship takes root in mediocre, maybe sincere, beings. It is not as if they are lying. It’s just that they start speaking knowing less. For there’s a lot more. Much, much more.
The “chosen” or “blessed” one, the seeker who has followed all the rules of Oneness, especially the one of non-violence towards “lower” beings - neither killing nor eating them -  this being is taken “ahead” in time. If be his or her karma.
In the pure consciousness of the being, a worshipping devotee - not of this or that ism or deity but of the Truth of the Whole - if be one’s destiny, then, the “is-ness” of What is, takes hold. As would river the water.
Visions abound. And suddenly, one day, at the least expected “non-existent” moment in no-thing-ness the being witnessing these surreal visions, in a “non-happening” as if, finds itself to be the “Vision” of the Single Eye.
This “is-ness” of the above “happening” finds its “self” to be the Self of All “That” Is. This “nature” of the-Thing-in-Itself looks around. And “sees” its “ I “ to be all that it surveys. It realizes its “self’” to be All-ness of the Whole of What Is.
Thus, there’s no soul as such!
All is One, Single, Indivisible, Immanent “emptiness” and “fullness” of the Universal Oneness. Whatsoever is, here or “there”, is but One Self. There’s no separate “soul” of you or me! The “end” found by Yogis, Sufis or Free Mystics of an “advanced” order is that at the primordial “beginning” is a Whole-ness; which, is, in nature is an Inseparable Oneness of the Alpha and the Omega.
This is the Nature of the Soul.
It is the Science of Spirituality. All of us are born with the potentiality to find “IT”. But at a given time, a rare enlightened being finds this “That”-ness of one’s own self. For this end, to seek and find the “nature” of our “soul”, we are born. In “IT” we must live, and die.

For, eventually, there’s no you, them or I.

Aug 3, 2014

PRACTICAL METAPHYSICS - Getting IT here,and now! - SIMPLY PUT.

LESSON - 4

1.
Follow the Truth, whatever that be. It shall open endless opportunities and possibilities; both within and without.

2. 
Recognize the Truth by that which is truthful in you. If you feel weak, it is the mind operating. If it is strength you feel, know that the Spirit is in action. Mind can be both weak and strong. Spirit is always strong, true, and good.

3.
Whatever binds you to an untruthful attitude or way of life, is mind-made. That which prompts you to do good deeds, and live an honorable life, is the Power of One. There is only One. All else is falsity; an illusion in the Ultimate Reality.

4.
That which divides people is of the devil. Which unites, that belongs to Spirit. Unity is the Order of Things. Division is the nature of illusion.

5.
Whatever happens, good or bad, is as per the Nature of Things. This is how people and civilizations evolve. Destiny has to be met. In full. Life has to be lived. We have to play our roles. Bad people do wrong. The good do right. The choice is entirely ours; to do right or wrong. Destiny does the rest.

6.
Self-Realization is an elusive mistress. Few get IT. Doing good is easy. Everyone can do it. Good karma is enough sometimes, to please the Lady of Reality.

7.
Human beings keep certain animals as pets; yet eat the flesh of others. Non-vegetarianism is not conducive to Self-Realization. Giving pain to others gets no gain to us.

8.
Redemption is possible for those who repent; and, thereafter, live a holistic life unto Truth. Non-Violence and vegetarianism purify vital forces within man. In turn, some advance rapidly in Spirit because of it. We can ill afford the luxury to let such an opportunity slip by us.

9.
Theories, precepts or concepts will not get us to heaven. Good karma may well can; to 'THAT', which, is heaven 'WITHIN'.

10.
Good is the bad that has not happened to us. Count your blessings. Give thanks to the Lord, always.

Jul 30, 2014

"AMAZING GRACE"



Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound!) 
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!

Thro' many dangers, toils, and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home. 

The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail, 
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

This earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be for ever mine.