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Q: What is seriousness?
A: Seriousness is nothing but paying undue importance to something, at the cost of everything else. It stems from the inability to see that all of life is just a drama that is unfolding every minute. Seriousness is the result of over-expectation from life.
A small story:
Two boys were building sand castles on the beach.
They suddenly had a quarrel and one of the boys got angry and kicked the sand castle.
The other boy went and complained to the king about it. The king began to laugh at him for making so much out of just sand castles. But the king’s advisor, a Zen monk, started laughing at the king.
He asked, ‘When you can fight battles and lose sleep over stone castles, why do you laugh at these boys for fighting over sand castles?’
Seriousness kills creativity. It destroys spontaneity.
Science has proved that when you perform a task in a relaxed and light manner, your thinking and decision-making capacity is automatically enhanced. The same task when performed in a serious manner dulls your mind.
All our seriousness is just sickness. When I say all, I mean ALL. And all our sickness originates from seriousness. Seriousness begets sickness and sickness begets seriousness.
When you do something too seriously, when you are too concerned about the result, you are actually not allowing yourself to perform at the optimum level.
Of course, you need to make plans, you need to think ahead, but with sincerity, not with seriousness. Seriousness is not the same as sincerity. Sincerity is focusing on the task with enthusiasm and youthfulness. Sincerity is giving the task your best without worrying excessively about the result.
With sincerity, there is no worry, there is only enthusiasm.

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Understand, the gap between one thought and another thought,
in that gap, the Self, Atman shines automatically.

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"If you have a feeling connection with me, you have the DNA of Sadashiva!
You have come from Kailash and will go back to Kailash."

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Pure questionning has no answer. Only Bhava samadhi is the response!

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When you surrender to the Master, you surrender to his mission and to his teachings as well. When you surrender at the physical level, you surrender your physical self, your comforts to the Master, to imbibe and spread his teachings and mission.
For example, when you are involved completely in the work of the mission, you sacrifice your comforts, your sleep, and your desires in order to do that work.
Actually, I cannot call it sacrifice because you will feel from your very being that this is the best thing you can do. You will feel that it is the best use of your time and energy at the moment, rather than doing anything else like taking rest.
Automatically, your comforts take a lower priority and your laziness just vanishes. Everything else becomes a lower priority. The work of the mission is of supreme priority.
And I tell you, when you take up the responsibility of the mission, you will realize that what seemed to you as a load, as too much responsibility, is actually a blissful experience. How can the mission of the Master give anything other than pure bliss?
The moment you surrender to the Master and his mission and you stand up to take up the responsibility, you will find that simply the Divine Energy flows through you and you just flow effortlessly and express yourself most beautifully.
All you need to do is to be stable and available and the Divine Energy will make you able!

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Q: Master, please comment on desires. Most Masters recommend sealing of desires. How can this be done?

I can comment on desires but do not want to comment on what most Masters recommend. I tell you honestly that sealing of desires cannot be done. Suppression will only lead to perversion and other difficulties.

Transformation is the only possibility; suppression cannot be practised. Whether it is related to the senses, enjoyment or name and fame or anything, the more you suppress, the more you poison your system.

All you can do is transform the desires. If you want this to happen, enter into meditation and let your energies be transformed. Except transformation, there is no other way to escape from desires. Just divert the energy and let it become pure. When you transform, you will have the pure desire without it being directed towards any object.

Desire without object is energy. When your energy is attached to an object, it becomes desire and when the desire is detached from the object it becomes energy. That is why in Vedic systems we call desire ichha shakti or desire energy.

As long as there is no object, it leads you to bliss. When there is an object, it leads you to bondage. You can only transform or purify it through meditation. Never suppress it. Suppression only leads to more problems.

A small story:

An 80 year old monk is interviewed by a junior novice monk. The junior monk asks the old monk, ‘Master, how does one control bad thoughts? How long do the bad thoughts continue to occur in the mind?’

The senior monk says, ‘I don’t know how long they continue to occur but I do know that they last at least to the age of 80!’
So please be very clear, suppression leads nowhere. Work for transformation, not for suppression.

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"Turmeric, haritaki, neem - if you have these few things in your house, you will never fall sick! Every house, one neem tree, few turmeric plants, little haritaki. If you have more land in your house, these 3 trees. See, 2-lakh trees are recorded in ayurveda. in that, 3 trees will not have flower and directly have the fruit - pookadha kaitum - banyan, peepal, fig - do not flower, directly give fruit. They are called root-to-leaf oushadhi. From the root to the leaf, they are medicines. These 3 trees, you can take anything, it will do good to your body! So if you have little land around your home, try to have these few trees. First and foremost: neem; second, banyan; turmeric plant - turmeric, you can have even small pot; and fig, peepal - all, arasa, athi. Even the breeze will be healing your system!"

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What is Death? Is it the spirit leaving the body that causes death, or is it that death forces the spirit into leaving the body? This argument becomes irrelevant once one understands that the body-mind system is perishable, that it has a definite shelf life. It comes with an expiry date, whatever that date may be. However, beyond this expiry date, there is something that lives on and that is the spirit.

This spirit is energy; it is the energy of life. As I explained before, after death this energy moves from within the body that is occupied temporarily to the energy that is outside the body, the universal energy that surrounds the body.

All our lives we see people around us dying. We all know that there is no one who is immortal. We all know that death is the only certainly in this otherwise uncertain world. Everyone, whether a beggar or a prince, must die.

When we wake up from a dream, we don’t mourn our dream lives, as real as they felt at the time. Do we? No. In the same way, when we awaken into the highest state of consciousness, we have the same experience that this ‘real’ life was only a dream, there is nothing to mourn or fret over. The lineage of all enlightened masters the world over has again and again supported Krishna’s declarations with their own direct experience. The body is just the shell that houses your spirit. Even when the body perishes, you do not. It is impossible because you are eternal. You are bliss.

Krishna is stating this reality straight out. He says firmly that there is no such thing as death. He says what dies or seems to perish is unreal; it had no permanent existence anyway.

What does have existence, what is truly real, exists now, has always existed and will exist forever!

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"We would do well to remember that society can never be transformed. Only individuals can be transformed! As we evolve, we move from being a soul who caught the flame of inspiration, to one who can ignite the flame in others. That is living enlightenment. “When you live enlightenment you don’t have to do anything else. Your very walking, your very scent, your very presence will start raising human consciousness just as a spontaneous expression."

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"Delayed gratification means having a long term vision about you and understanding your pleasure and pain from that cognition. When you are functioning from this principle of delayed gratification, the quality of food, music, visuals, smell and touch you enjoy will transform.
Let the hormonal hijack not happen in your life.
Let hormones not be the strategists and decision makers of your life. Look in, don’t be afraid to re-strategize yourself, reinvent yourself, shake your whole life and rebuild it.
Don’t be afraid.
It is never too late. Even if you are going to die in the next 15 minutes, 15 minutes is too much time. Come back to being imperishable. Let no hormones hijack your Consciousness and idea about you.
Your cognition about you and strategy for life should be based on imperishable components (Soul/Consciousness) which do not perish. Develop the taste of good, bad, right, wrong, pleasure and pain based on that cognition."

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Every experience you accumulated in your life is worthy to be given up for the experience of Oneness.

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"When you miss me, I can never be other than missing you!
When you love me, I can never be other than loving you!
It is a law of life..."

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"1st statement : Shivathvamasi and sadashivoham
Tathvamasi and Aham Brahmasmi
2nd statement: If you can not realize this , through will-persistence realize this.
3rd statement: NO statement for Sri Nithyananda Swamiji disciples
If you have made any 3rd statement , gone! you are caught in matrix, and in matrix even liberation is delusion!"

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"Devotees come to me from all over the world, from North America, South America, Guadeloupe, France, Australia, Malaysia and so on. I tell them that they would not come had they not been born in India and exposed to the Vedic culture once before. They are coming back to their roots; that is all.
The spirit tries to remember why it came into this life, but does not always succeed. When it leaves this body again, at that point it again remembers its desire. This sometimes happens many times.
After many unsuccessful life journeys, cycles of samsara, the spirit decides, ‘Enough is enough. Now I must seek liberation. I must find my Master and savior.’ Sometimes the spirit takes on an incurable ailment that leads them to me.
Many disciples originally came to me for healing, which was solely the excuse that brought them to me. Their beings demanded that they be liberated and caused the body to suffer until they reached me.
Coming back to your question, each sibling may be seemingly different, but a thread underlies their dissimilarities in bringing them into one family. It may be a constructive or a disruptive reason, but the spirit came there for a reason."

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During the early days of the ashram, I used to be Swamiji’s personal secretary and also taking care of His personal seva.
On multiple occasions, after Swamiji gave energy darshan to large crowds during some program, I have noticed sandal fragrance coming from Swamiji, and also from the clothes used by Him, while taking them out for washing the next day.
At that time I don’t know that this is also a special siddhi that is manifested by Avatars!

Dr. Sri Nithya Pranananda Swami
Sannyasi of Nithyananda Order

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I had the good fortune to travel to Mt. Kailash with Swamiji in August 2012.
During the yatra (pilgrimage), many of the devotees from India expressed a desire to experience a snow shower, since they had never seen snow in their lives.

One night during the darshan at Manasarovar, Swamiji said that Kailash itself was celebrating our presence, and as a sign of blessing from Kailash, there would be a snow shower the next day.
Our chief travel guide, who was a local person, said there was no way we could expect snow, as the season for snow was more than three months away. Some of the devotees were disappointed about that.

I noticed that Swamiji just smiled at him quietly and said, ‘OK’.
I thought to myself, ‘The guide knows the weather, but Swamiji knows God!’

The next morning, just as we were getting ready to leave, we were graced with a beautiful snow shower! It was completely unseasonal, and a sure sign of Swamiji’s power to influence Nature, which I have noticed earlier also on many occasions!
The surprised guide then said that we will not be able to have darshan of Kailash, since the weather had turned cloudy. But just as Swamiji got out of his caravan at the vantage point, the clouds suddenly parted and revealed Kailash!

I heard Swamiji’s joyous cry of ‘Har Har Mahadev!’ and only then realized what had happened – Kailash had listened to Swamiji’s request and given us darshan. What a power!

Sri Nithya Atma Pujananda Swami
Sannyasi of Nithyananda Order

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“Third Eye awakens not just your ordinary needs like health,
wealth, it awakens totally new dimension of life.

Your Kundalini Shakti is awakened and raised between your nose and eyebrows – that is the point where the Third Eye is available and perceived.”

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Be your own source of Energy and inspiration!

Ashtavakra says beautifully, ‘Bondage is when the mind longs for something, grieves about something, rejects something, holds on to something, is pleased about something or displeased about something.

Liberation is when the mind does not long for anything, grieve about anything, reject anything, or hold on to anything and is not pleased about anything or displeased about anything. Bondage is when the mind is tangled in one of the senses and liberation is when the mind is not tangled in any of the senses.

When there is no ‘me’, that is liberation, and when there is ‘me’ there is bondage. Consider this carefully and neither hold on to anything nor reject anything.’

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This very prana, the very life breath that is going inside your body through the air you breathe itself is not your property. It is the property of Existence. Your very life is a sheer gift to you from Existence.

When you realize this, you will immediately see that all your fears and worries and greed are so baseless; you are running behind something thinking it is yours but of what relevance are these really? When your very life is a gift to you, how can you claim anything else is your possession?

One more thing: real knowledge comes by experience, not through words just by talking about it.

Let me tell you, the moment you imbibe a single point of truth or any single dimension of truth in any way, if you catch a single idea and imbibe it honestly, truthfully, it can do wonders.

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Early morning if you do Yoga and then take bath in cold water, come and sit and do the Guru puja, listen to these great truths, straight away it settles down in your inner space. Yoga simply happens in your inner space. You need just prepared body. Nothing else.

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'If you understand He liberates, you will celebrate even if He puts you in delusion.
If you know He liberates, why are you worried if He putting you in delusion? You don't believe He liberates, that's why you want to blame Him for putting you in delusion.'

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If the whole world decided to become Vegetarian, half a billion people would become Enlightened within one year.

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'Health is not ultimate, but to experience the ultimate, health is required. The moment you hear health is not ultimate you stop caring about the body and collapse the body. That is what is withdrawal from life. In order for you to experience the ultimate in the body, body HAS to be healthy. So only to a healthy person you can utter the words "health is not ultimate". Not to anybody else.'

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A small story:
One guy during the lunch time in his office, opens his lunch box and says, “Oh God, today again the same potato, brinjal and tomato rice.” Anyhow he eats it. Next day, again he opens his lunch box and starts crying, “Same potato, brinjal and tomato rice!” All his friends are really worried now. Third day again he opens his lunch box and exclaims, “Oh God, same potato, brinjal and tomato rice!” His friends started asking him, “Your wife doesn’t like you? Is there any fight going on between you and your wife? Why is she sending you the same food everyday knowing that you don’t like it?” That fellow says, “No I am not married. I cook for myself.”

Buddhi – intelligence – means knowing clearly, “Anything I created I can destroy and create something new.” Every time you think, “I cannot, I cannot, I cannot”, you are giving strength to your ignorance. When you say, “I can, I can, I can”, you are giving strength to your buddhi. Clearly recognizing that your patterns were created by you, and can be destroyed, is acting from buddhi.

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The more and more people want to hang around you, the more and more successful you are because people want to breathe your prana. If you are complete with you, whoever comes around you, they will breathe your prana. You don't have to be completely complete with everyone for people to enjoy your prana. If you go on encouraging completion with everyone, that is enough.

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Karma is like old recordings that keep replaying. Yoga means to make life not just a replay but a profound possibility and experience.

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