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. 

Jun 29, 2014

GOD CALLING!


“My debts are large, my failures great, my shame secret and heavy; yet I come to ask for my good, I quake in fear lest my prayer be granted.” 


Rabindranath Tagore

GITANJALI

(Nobel Laureate Literature)




1.
There is a Divine Providence over and above the materialistic happenings of biological evolution. ~ Sir John Eccles (NOBEL Laureate in MEDICINE & PHYSIOLOGY)
It pains me as much as it did Kelvin ‘to hear crudely atheistic views expressed by men who have never known the deeper side of existence.’ Let me, then, henceforth use the word God to describe that which is behind the mystery of existence and that which gives meaning to it. I think you will not misunderstand me, then, when I say that I have never known a thinking man who did not believe in God. ~Robert Millikan (NOBEL Prize in PHYSICS)
O’ seeking one
whosoever be
a minion! is.
Until we meet
That! which, is
the Whole, of
Self — What Is.
We don’t meet
anybody else.
~
In the Changeless canvass
there! thus, it! the “I” was.
All, of the Whole — such is!
O’ seeking one, so That! is.
2.
We’re just working with the tools God gave us. …There’s no reason that science and religion have to operate in an adversarial relationship. Both come from the same source, the only source of truth — the Creator.” ~Joseph Murray (NOBEL Prize in MEDICINE & PHYSIOLOGY)
I strongly believe in the existence of God, based on intuition, observations, logic, and also scientific knowledge.” ~Charles Townes (NOBEL Laureate in PHYSICS)
Birth-less
deathless
is that! zone
the Unknown!
All’s endless.
We’re more!
never! less
forever-ness
is! our own.
  • ~
When call, comes!
then, bodily ego
bows! letting go
isms-visions, free!
in comes what be
the Whole-in-One
you — That! undone.
3.
I think only an idiot can be an atheist. We must admit that there exists an incomprehensible power or force with limitless foresight and knowledge that started the whole universe going in the first place.” ~ Christian Anfinsen (NOBEL Laureate in CHEMISTRY)
I believe in God. In fact, I believe in a personal God who acts in and interacts with the creation. I believe that the observations about the orderliness of the physical universe, and the apparently exceptional fine-tuning of the conditions of the universe for the development of life suggest that an intelligent Creator is responsible. …I believe in God because of a personal faith, a faith that is consistent with what I know about science.” ~William Philips (NOBEL Prize Winning PHYSICIST)
Ever since
this! entity
found You!
dear God,
an eternity
walks! in me
infinity talks!
in! with me
as Self of All
Yours! Lord.
  • ~
No beginning, nor end
ad infinitum! existence
whatever is, there! One
this! is That! in Rapture
isms, yours-mine! end.
~0~
I heard what was said of the universe,
Heard it and heard it of several thousand years; 
 It is middling well as far as it goes - but is that all?” ~Walt Whitman

“I was there when Abbe Georges Lemaître first proposed this [Big Bang] theory... There is no rational reason to doubt that the universe has existed indefinitely, for an infinite time... It is only myth that attempts to say how the universe came to be, either four thousand or twenty billion years ago.”

(Expressing his belief that the Big Bang is a myth devised to explain creation. He said he heard Lemaître (who was, at the time both a member of the Catholic hierarchy and an accomplished scientist) say in private that this theory was a way to reconcile science with St. Thomas Aquinas’ theological dictum of creatio ex nihilo—creation out of nothing.)

[Hannes Alfvén, NOBEL Prize PHYSICS]

“I was there wh

Apr 21, 2014

The LAW of NATURE - The HOW TO of PRACTICAL METAPHYSICS

Chapter 3

1.
"I am all." This is what the Spirit, as life and essence, "within" us, realizes in Ultimate  Realization of Self and Reality. Keep this vision in mind while dealing with everyday realities of the earthly kind.

2.
Each of us has a destiny to fulfill, as per our karma of afore. We suffer or enjoy as per the role assigned to us by destiny. Luckily, all pain, suffering or enjoyment is of a transient nature. Bear it well. Next time around, in another birth, we may have a better destiny. As per karma of this birth. So, live your life well. Earn credit now. Follow the Spirit.

3.
Love your life. After all, it is the only one you have this time around, in this birth. Who knows what is in store next time, in another time unknown, Live a holistic lifestyle. It shall enrich this one, and ensure a better life hence further.

4.
Suicide or death may be the end of the material form - not of 'life' of the soul. It lives on, as a muddled transcript. The story continues, in another birth. There is no escape. Except, in realizing the Self. Or, by sublimation to the Spirit - while living out the present life as per the Will of the Lord.

5.
Meditation is prayer - in silence. When silence deepens, Spirit listens. Listen to silence.

6.
If worldly or earthly success is your main and only objective - though it should not be - pray to THAT Which Is. In time, what is meant for you, shall come to you. No messenger, angel or medium is responsible for your good or bad fortune. You are. As per the Law of Nature, you cannot escape your destiny. Yet, prayers can do wonders. This is also the Law.

7.
Follow the Will of the Lord. Accept your destiny in all humility, with a prayer on your lips, and praise in your heart. Things change for the better. Who knows the Will of the Lord!

8.
Nothing that happens in our life, happens - not without meaning. All is interlinked. The trick is to find the link, connect and rejoice. All happens for the best - somehow or the other. Time will tell, if we are attentive enough.

9.
Nothing is right or wrong, per se. Wrong shall accumulate negative karma; right shall fetch good karma. Choose well. For, there is no escape from one's karma. It visits you like a bad dream, or a pleasant breeze - in time. Choose now.

10.
There are no angels, messengers, or gods. All is but but ONE UNIFIED WHOLE. As waves unto ocean - both, unto water - in self-essence. This is How GOD Is. There is nothing else, or other than this. ALL IS GOD.

Mar 2, 2014

A Touch of Infinity! - Getting The WHOLE of WHAT IS - (Metaphysics of India)


{LOTUS - National Flower of INDIA}
India will teach us the tolerance and gentleness of mature mind, understanding spirit and a unifying, pacifying love for all human beings.” 
[Will Durant, Author of Story of Philosophy, 1885-1981]

 “After the conversations about Indian philosophy, some of the ideas of Quantum Physics that had seemed so crazy suddenly made much more sense.”  
[Werner Heisenberg, Co-Founder of QUANTUM PHYSICS, Nobel Prize 1932 PHYSICS]

 1.
 “You can’t say A is made of B, or vice versa. 
All mass is interaction.” 
(Richard Feynman, Theoretical Physicist, 1965 Nobel Prize in Physics)

As I  - quit!
them! me
ah! - Thee
in came, It!
~
In Rapture
no gods!
messiahs
nor! devil
quote any!
Scripture.

2.
Consciousness is a singular of which the plural is unknown.. 
There is Only ONE Thing, and what seems to be a plurality is merely a series of different aspects of THIS One Thing.” 
(Erwin Schrodinger, 1887-1961, Nobel Prize Physicist)

Every life
big, small
yours, mine
unbroken!
Whole, is -
within! mine
a Oneness
living: you!
are “I”, in me.
~
All in all  - 
everything
nothing! -
this! is That
yes! no-thing
ah!  - infinite
everything!

3.
This isn’t right. It’s not even wrong.” 
(Wolfgang Pauli, Theoretical Physicist, 1945 Nobel Prize in Physics)

When That!  - comes
all no-thing! becomes
unto, as! Self, ‘I’ sees
all, One! Whole!  - be
then, this nor! that is
all, single-eyed! -  ‘I’ is.
~
Shed your ghost today!
a ripple in wind, are
hither, lo! thither, nay!
unto everything, is all
getting, get!  - The Way.


Indian philosophers’ subtleties make most of the great European philosophers look like schoolboys.” 
[TS Eliot, NOBEL Poet Laureate]

“What we shall find in Modern Physics is an exemplification, an encouragement and a refinement of old Hindu Wisdom.”  
[Oppenheimer, “Father of ATOMIC BOMB”, Theoretical Physicist]

I am convinced that everything has come down to us from the banks of the Ganga .. Astronomy, Astrology, Metempsychosis, etc. It is very important to note that some 2500 years ago at the least, Pythagoras went from Samos to the Ganga to learn Geometry.” 
[VOLTAIRE, 1694-1778]

IF I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered over the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions of some of them which well deserve the attention even of those who have studied Plato and Kant, I should point to INDIA. And if I were to ask myself from what literature we who have been nurtured almost exclusively on the thoughts of Greeks and Romans, and of the Semitic race, the Jewish, may draw the corrective which is most wanted in order to make our inner life more perfect, more comprehensive, more universal, in fact more truly human a life… again I should point to INDIA.”  
[MAX MULLER in India, What Can It Teach Us]

Feb 12, 2014

Simply Put! - PRACTICAL METAPHYSICS - Order of Things That Be.

LESSON 2 

1.
All is One, Infinite Oneness. This is the God within The Self. The same is the "Kingdom of Heaven" within you. Take heed. Listen. seek, find 'IT'.

2.
' I ' of mind sees little. Beyond a point it cannot think, nor can it "see". Eye of Spirit seeing this little, embraces it as does the sea the waves - moves ahead. Seek  the ' I ' of Spirit. It shall set you free. Nothing else will.

3.
Live holistically. Use the mind. Listen to 'That'', which, is the Voice of Silence - is Spirit. In time, harmony will ensue, one way or the other. Like the whisper of the wind.

4.
Count your blessings. Start your day with, "We give Thee thanks, O' Lord!" Finish the same way. In time you are more blessed than you ever knew.

5.
You and your Father are One. Like the wind of eternity your soul moves - from one birth to another. Until it realizes its True Self. Then, it stands still. As Eternity, unto its own Self.

6.
Whatever comes unto being, has to go. It may be your self, friends or fraternity. Coming and going is the nature of things. What comes and goes not, seek 'That'.

7.
Seek the Truth, whatever it be. 'It only shall set you free, nothing else will, Nor can.

8.
Pray to the Lord in a spirit of unity. In time so ordained, 'It' shall come as a kiss on the cheek; perhaps as a slap on the wrist. But it shall. One way or another.

9.
In union seek. Stay humble in unity and prayer. In time you shall get what you deserve, more or less. At that time you may not appreciate it. In time you shall learn that it was exactly what was needed for your inner growth. This is The Way of Spirit.

10.
Gather not negative karma. Harm not any being, at least for food. All is One Wholeness. By harming others you harm yourself. Become vegetarians. Your body, mind and spirit shall bless you in time. Believe you me, you will know the difference. 




Jan 25, 2014

Simply Put! - PRACTICAL METAPHYSICS - How To "Get" That Which Is.

LESSON ONE



Cleverness won't get you the Lord - only Lord will get you The Lord.

2. 
Lord  is The Only Lord, there are no other lords.

3. 
Limited-ness has to be dealt with the Unlimited Vision of That Which Is.

4. 
Infinity cannot be lived - it exists within you, as Unlimited Self Essence.

5. 
The finite cannot live as Infinity - only The Infinite can. And does: as your Self.

6. 
'I Am' is the Self of Eternal Essence within you. This is the Lord, called God, by simple people all eras through - from the beginning of time.

7. 
There is only One - Law of Nature. Of Infinity. It contains within its Self all multitudes; yet, remains Infinite. And, is always Whole.

8. 
There is nothing you cannot accomplish. Seek from The Whole, nothing else. If yours it is meant to be, so shall happen.

9. 
Truth is The Lord within you - falsities are of the mind. "You" are the Truth within you. Identify not with falsities. They are an untruth; therefore, belong elsewhere. And, are man-made, in mind.

10. 
Follow the Truth. Whatever results come, accept them in all humility, as wholesome and true. Let the matters rest therein, taking the same to be the Will of The Lord: - as the Order of Nature. Let it so rest.

Jan 9, 2014

GETTING The WHOLE of WHAT IS!



"Something Unknown is doing we don't know what!" 
[Arthur Eddington, ASTROPHYSICIST, 1882-1944]


India will teach us the tolerance and gentleness of mature mind, understanding spirit and a unifying, pacifying love for all human beings.”
{Will Durant, Author of The Story of Philosophy, 1885-1981}

After the conversations about Indian philosophy, some of the ideas of Quantum Physics that had seemed so crazy suddenly made much more sense.”   
[Werner Heisenberg, Co-Founder of Quantum Physics, NOBEL Prize 1932 in PHYSICS]

 1.
Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts.”  -  (Richard Feynman, Theoretical Physicist, 1965 Nobel Prize in Physics)
                                                       
Without IT
The Truth
we’re all, crap!
of others, own
just an illusory
opinion, if that!

2.
Consciousness is a singular of which the plural is unknown.. There is Only ONE Thing, and what seems to be a plurality is merely a series of different aspects of THIS One Thing.”  - (Erwin Schrodinger, 1887-1961, Nobel Prize Physicist)

All’s the other
enemy! brother
lower! animals
One’s entails!
this-that! thing
there! is the other.

3.
This isn’t right. It’s not even wrong.”  - (Wolfgang Pauli, Theoretical Physicist, 1945 Nobel Prize in Physics)

When That!  - comes
all no-thing! becomes
unto, as! Self, ‘I’ sees
all, One! Whole! -  be
then, this nor! that is
all, single-eyed!  -‘I’ is. 


Indian philosophers’ subtleties make most of the great European philosophers look like schoolboys.”  
 [TS Eliot, NOBEL Poet Laureate, 1888-1965]

“What we shall find in Modern Physics is an exemplification, an encouragement and a refinement of old Hindu Wisdom.”  
[JR Oppenheimer, “Father of ATOMIC BOMB”, Theoretical Physicist, 1904-1967]

I am convinced that everything has come down to us from the banks of the Ganga  - Astronomy, Astrology, Metempsychosis, etc. It is very important to note that some 2500 years ago at the least Pythagoras went from Samos to the Ganga to learn Geometry.”  
[VOLTAIRE, French Enlightenment Writer, Historian, Philosopher, 1694-1778]

IF I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered over the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions of some of them which well deserve the attention even of those who have studied Plato and Kant, I should point to INDIA. And if I were to ask myself from what literature we who have been nurtured almost exclusively on the thoughts of Greeks and Romans, and of the Semitic race, the Jewish, may draw the corrective which is most wanted in order to make our inner life more perfect, more comprehensive, more universal, in fact more truly human a life… again I should point to INDIA.” 
[MAX MULLER in - "India, What Can It Teach Us", 1823-1900]