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PARAMAHAMSA SRI NITHYANANDA on Mountains become mustard seeds!

WE CRINGE when questions come our way. We try to avoid searching questions that cause us to look within. Only questions that lead us towards the experience of peace will give us bliss.

Bliss or joy is grossly misunderstood. We equate it with the excitement of a new acquisition. Think of the excitement we have when we acquire something new: like a car or house. How long does it last? Not for long. Once we achieve the goal, the excitement and happiness disappear. This is not the joy or bliss that spiritual masters refer to.

Ramana Maharishi, a realised master of the 20th century, defines this condition beautifully. He says: before you get it, even a mustard seed looks like a mountain; after you acquire it even a mountain looks like a mustard seed.

Do we know what we want? Unfortunately, none of us do. We think we know. Are we happy with our success? We can’t be. We will never be. Till we know what we want we will never be satisfied with whatever we achieve and acquire. Otherwise at the end we will find that whatever we have acquired is of no value to us. We are chasing desires. This chasing leads us into an endless cycle of desires and wants. Most of these desires are not our own. They are borrowed from others. The possessive feeling and labelling of things and relationships as ‘mine’ is the most dangerous trap that mind can set for us. It is never ending, never fulfilling and always leading to suffering. Why are we so uncomfortable asking ourselves why we seek something? We run without resting in order to fulfil desires based on comparison with what others have. Once we get what we are running for, we do not understand what we have been running for. So, the discontent stays.

How can we end this confusion or suffering? We will continue to suffer and be disillusioned until we know who we are, the question of what we want cannot be answered.

The smallest but greatest book I have ever read is a book of sayings by Ramana Maharishi titled Who Am I. Let us dare to ask this question. This question will lead us into a long journey. Our question transforms itself into a quest. Our urge becomes urgent.

We often think answers will end our questions or problems. Any question that is directional and leads to an answer will only add to our confusion. Only when the question leads us toward experience will we experience bliss.

Awaken this intelligence, this bliss, this joy that is undiminished. Watching our mind is one way to awaken it.

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PARAMAHAMSA SRI NITHYANANDA on Question to end all questions!

WHEN we ask a question, many a times the answers we get are unexpected. One such question is: Who Am I? We will certainly ask many questions in our lifetime. This question is central to all our other questions. The other questions supplement and compliment this central question.
We ask many kinds of questions. Some people question out of innocence, like a child, out of curiosity. We ask some questions to exhibit our knowledge and ego. Sometimes we ask questions to check out if others are more knowledgeable. Often we ask questions out of ignorance. Our questions often express our confusion.
Laura, a teacher, was instructing the last class of the academic year. She prepared a few questions to get feedback from students on her teaching style.
One question in the questionnaire was: “Have I influenced your attitude towards the subject?”
A student answered: “No, I still like it.”
When people meet me, they start conversing with me about enlightenment and God. They begin to say that they wish to follow the spiritual path with my guidance. They ask esoteric questions on karma and moksha. I change the subject to other matters. We talk about their personal lives, families, businesses, everything under the sun, except anything remotely spiritual. They never return to their original question on spirituality. It does not matter to them really.
The fervour with which they started their queries was only to impress me with their keen interest and knowledge. Such fervour will not sustain. Their enthusiasm will evaporate rapidly.
‘What is Brahman,’ asks Arjuna to Krishna in the Gita. Krishna says, “If I ask you to repeat the question, you would have forgotten what you asked.”
We keep asking questions about all external objects and issues, who is this, who is that? But we never turn our questioning inwards and ask, Who Am I?
If we are spiritual, we would be interested asking ourselves, ‘Who Am I?’ It will answer our other questions. The questioning attitude itself will dissolve. Our mind survives by questioning. More answers means more questions.
Questions are the fuel for our minds. Unless we answer that central question, ‘Who Am I?’ we can never come out of the cycle of questions. An answer to a question can lead to another question.
Ask yourself this question repeatedly. It will finally extinguish all questions. The more we ask this question, the clearer we become in our mind. This is a path to bliss.

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By definition, having a beginner’s mind means having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and freedom from preconceptions when approaching anything. Beginner’s mind is actually the space where the mind does not know what to do. It is that delicious state when you are sure of nothing, yet completely fearless, totally available to the moment.

We all start off with a beginner’s mind! Every time you learn something new, you are in ‘beginner mode’. Then what happens to that wonderful attitude down the line? The moment something becomes familiar to us, the mind tries to take over, calling up memories, and creating expectations and fears which stop us from connecting directly to the reality of the present moment.

Our mind is constantly chattering! If you take just ten minutes to write down all the random thoughts and emotions coming up in you, you’ll discover what a madhouse your mind is! All these thoughts and emotions that comes up are either from the past or the future, totally unrelated to each other and to the present moment in time. These past perceptions and emotions actually determine how we perceive and respond to the outside world. They close us to new experiences.

A psychiatrist received a strange complaint from a man who kept going into a blind rage whenever he saw a woman wearing a particular shade of yellow! Therapy later revealed that when the man’s fiancé had broke up with him, she was wearing a yellow dress of that particular shade. And the unfortunate thing is, we don’t even know where these impressions are hiding inside us, influencing us without our awareness!

To have a beginner’s mind is to have a clean slate - a pure innocence where everything is fresh and new. This innocence opens many doors in life. Look at the innocence of a child; see how intense he is about anything he does. As adults, we have lost that power - but it can be regained through meditation.

You can start by being aware of distracting thoughts and feelings throughout the day, whether you are eating, working or taking a bath. Set a strong intention to cultivate this awareness. Again and again, bring your mind back to the awareness of the task at hand. Quit worrying about the journey ahead or the results. Be spontaneous and disregard the thought of failure or looking silly.

When you live in a space like this, you will see that endless opportunities suddenly open to you, your creativity increases, you feel joyful and your energy level stays high. Life looks radiant and fresh. Approaching life with a beginner's mind is Living Enlightenment!

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By definition, having a beginner’s mind means having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and freedom from preconceptions when approaching anything. Beginner’s mind is actually the space where the mind does not know what to do. It is that delicious state when you are sure of nothing, yet completely fearless, totally available to the moment.

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By definition, having a beginner’s mind means having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and freedom from preconceptions when approaching anything. Beginner’s mind is actually the space where the mind does not know what to do. It is that delicious state when you are sure of nothing, yet completely fearless, totally available to the moment.

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PARAMAHAMSA SRI NITHYANANDA on Aloneness leads to enlightenment

How often do we succeed in that? Never. None of our questions can be answered fully from outside of us. All our questions have answers from within. Listen to the voice within. People often ask me this question: What is man’s eternal quest? I reply: Man’s eternal quest is to find himself.

The person said: If I say that they will send me to an asylum! A small story:

Jawaharlal Nehru, then the Prime Minister of India, went on a visit to a mental asylum. There he met an inmate who thought he was Nehru. When Nehru introduced himself as Nehru to this inmate, this guy came up close to him and whispered, “Don’t worry. That’s what I too said when I came here. If you stay here for six months they will cure you too!”

Such is the nature of the world. Even if God himself comes and stands before them, in human form, or any other form, they will resist the idea. Even if God appears in front of you now, you will demand some kind of identification. “Show me your ration card or ID card” you will say. If I say that Self is superior, it is real, and our search should turn inwards, you will wonder, what is this man saying.

Each one of us is unique. We are perfect as we express our true nature. In that state no one is brighter, much perfect, and more beautiful than any other. Try this simple exercise. When we are alone we try to relate mentally with others. Drop that. Do not blame others for our loneliness. Allow the loneliness happen to us without resistance. We will then feel alone even when people surround us. To start with, we need to experience physical loneliness. Once the joy of aloneness happens, it stays with us even when we are not physically alone.

To have aloneness we need to do nothing; it’s our reality. For material comforts we need to work and struggle. To be alone you just need to let go. Aloneness leads to Enlightenment.

A disciple asked a Zen Master:

How long does it take to be enlightened? Master said: Just the time it takes to blink your eye. You are already
enlightened. You only need to declare. Disciple asked again: What happened when you became enlightened? Master: Nothing! I decided to live in my enlightened state from that day.

Blink and be in Bliss!

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PARAMAHAMSA SRI NITHYANANDA on Truth is stronger than Fact!

WEST has always focused on facts, while the East has focused on truth. As a consequence the west moved forward in science while the east moved forward in spirituality.
When the great sages of the east looked inwards and realized the truth of their existence, they expressed these in the form of scriptures, the sruti and sastra. In order that the common man could understand these spiritual truths, some of these masters wrote the purana, the epics.
These epics created role models who exemplified these truths that they had experienced in a form that anyone could understand. The purana had characters like Rama and Krishna who the ordinary person could identify with and follow. These characters were based on truth not on fact. When Valmiki talks about the monkeys that occupied Kishkinda, the numbers he uses are so large that Kishkinda could not have physically held so many monkeys. What he is referring to is the impact of those monkeys upon Rama and his mission. When Krishna as a child killed monsters and when Hanuman lifted a mountain, the incidents were meant to convey the truth and impact of the incident upon human consciousness.
Incidents as recorded in the purana are metaphysical, not physical. They are not factual history but truthful experiences. Our sages recorded not day-today history, but only those incidents that impacted upon the collective consciousness.
When a scientist conducts an experiment to prove his theory, he does so in three dimensions. These are the easily understood dimensions of length, breadth and depth. A master goes beyond these in his inner experiments to discover truth. He travels in space and time as well. He experiences, expresses and records what is permanent in different space and time dimensions. It may be difficult for you to grasp and accept this, but this is the truth. That is why our scriptures have withstood the test of time and cultures.
Expressions of the experiences of our great masters were recorded as sruti. The rules and regulations that they recommended based on these experiences for societal organisation were the smruti. Sruti was the truth and permanent. Smruti were facts that needed to change over time and space.
Spirituality is based on sruti. Religion is based on smruti. Both need to be used for every day life, as theory and practice. However, one needs to understand the difference between truth and facts. Truth transcends facts; spirituality transcends religions

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Put all your energy ,attention on cleansing your patterns but not senses.
If you destroy senses without destroying the patterns ,you will take another body and repeat the same things

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Ecstacy should not be lost in Lazyness, It should become Biomemory

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Practice in uninterrupted manner.Dont miss even single day of your routine.Spiritual routine must be like life breath.

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Enter the battle - your every day life is a battle.
Say no to effects, side effects of action , perverted long hopes, give up the iron chain ownership, disrespect the lower self and enter into battle

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Enlightenment is nothing but aligning the inner space with outer world life,living in conflict free state.

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All of you are in denial mode, as far as Immortality is concerned.

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talk on Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 3, Verse 24, Paramahamsa Nithyananda describes our activity after enlightenment. The purpose of spiritual freedom is not to relax and “take a break”. Our industriousness is actually intensified, as we are unaffected by distraction. With single-minded intention we carry out our creative tasks. Paramahamsa quotes the great Tibetan Buddhist master, Padmasambhava, who when asked what he would “do” after enlightenment, replied, “The same things I do now, but with deeper gratitude.” This is our path as well: the path of illuminated wisdom

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‎Sucess immediately comes when you connect with divine energy .Sucess becomes quick and immediate

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Our life has birth and death. Some have no birth but death only that is ignorance.Ignorance has to end the moment you gain wisdom. Some have birth and have no death, that is Shivam-Enlightenment.
This moment you can attain Shivam,Jeevan Mukthi, this has birth only no death.
Shiva has only beginning , no ending.In all of us happening of the possibility of Shiva in us is Shivarathri.
- Avatar Paramahamsa Nithyananda on Maha Shivarathri

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You always see the world, the way you are, not the way world is.

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BG.3.20:ing Janaka and others attaines perfection by selfless service.
Sri Krishna is exactly matcing with our spirit. Talking about political ethics, janaka and others attained the perfection through service. To guide others you too must act selflessly.
Go on unclutching along with performance is the only way for the ultimate.
Learn habits of constant performance in unclutched way.
Bhagavan Sri Krishna is the ultimate teacher , who neither reduces the strenght of His teaching and took it to the whole world -Universe . bhagavan gave the Truth as it is.
Unclutching way go on performing , performing is the only way to achive Ultimate.
Bhagavan is giving reference of Janaka.janaka achived supreme by unclutched performance.
let the unclutched performance be the center of your life.
Not only we protect Bhagavat Gita, we take responsibility to spread Bhagavat Gita . Spread this one truth- Unclutched Performance.
Go on Performing in Unclutched Way

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BG.3.19:Therefore ,one should work always without attacgment,Performing work without attachment,certainly, man achieves the Supreme.
Bhagawan is straight away saying continuously perform, perform, perform and perform.No question of retirement. Really Zen Masters followed this and literally when they stopped walking , they would stop eating and leave the body.
Constantly performing in completely unclutched way without getting clutched or attached to world.
Without being entangled with world ,continue to perform your duties .Just pick up an idea and give life to it. Not necessarily you have to be sucessful in your trial,You decide to give life to this only truth.
Constantly remindyourself - I will go on performing ,doing action in unclutched way.
Following your acttion dutyfully with continued performance,constantly performing,imbibing,living. Even if you fail one day wake up again.Let this not become pattern.Dont stop the effort once you fail,every time you resume , resume with strong will and more understanding.

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BG.3.18:Certainly, he never have any purpose for doing hus duty for not doing his duty in this world.he does not depend on any living being

In this talk on Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 3, Verse 18, Paramahamsa Nithyananda demonstrates how patterns of behavior actually limit our enjoyment of life. When we react to life not as it happens, but within the stale framework of our habits, we block the possibility of any new experience. Each encounter we make becomes a repetition of previous interactions. To fully participate in our destiny we must let go of habitual responses and see each event is unfamiliar and unknown. Then we can live with spiritual clarity and excitement.

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BG.3.17:One who takes pleasure in the self , who is satisfied in the self and who is satiated in oneslef,for him certainly ,no work exists.
In the last vesre Bhagavan was talking on aimlessly moving.Loosing the aim is not a big job, in one slip you may loose your aim and then the simple slipping becomes apattern.
Sadhana must be regular, even if it is simple worship ,it must be regular.
Shaivism emphasise regularity , regularity is lost , aim is lost.Emphasis must be placed on continuity of Sadhana.Unfotunately only few people hold on to that intensity.
There is no retirement for Spiritual Practice, there can be retirement for organizational positions, not for spiritual practices

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“The real juice to life starts, when you open the door to the mystical dimension of your life. You are not on the planet to be a slave to the society, you are here to experience and live the full mystery of the Cosmos. This Inner Awakening is an invitation for you to discover the mystery of you, me and the whole Cosmos. This is my invitation for you to discover the mystical dimensions of you, me and of US! “

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.Dont ever care for the deppressed people, ignoring them will allow them to come out of it.It is just wrong patterns.when you try to help, you will get pulled , they can put their mental setup in you

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The form of Enlightened Masters is like a yantra – a sacred tool meant for meditating. It is a form that Existence has chosen for taking birth as a human being. Also, it is a form devoid of any samskaras (engraved memories, that normal human beings struggle with). When you are constantly reminded of the form, or you are constantly seeing that form, you will unconsciously imbibe the superconscious energy behind it. That is why you will see, in India, the form of Enlightened Masters are used liberally in pendants, calenders, etc.

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"Man has always wondered about the supreme Creator and his creations. This Power, which abides in every item and comprises our pure soul-consciousness, is highly potent. The energy form of Lord Rudra Shiva is often equated to that of Agni-Fire. Rudra/Agni can in his strength destroy and also keep earthly life forces alive. He is repetitive of the Wrath of nature, which is manifest in us as Heat and Anger. Excessive Anger may cause diseases, and damage ones body and mind. But it is necessary product of the mind to sustain physical self, contributing graceful to society.

About RUDRA- Angry version of lord Shiva
Rudra essentially means,” to go beyond suffering”. He is an angry version of Lord Shiva but Auspicious one. Rudra may literally “terrible”,” Dreadful” and “roaring”. But when the word is split as RU and DRA it conveys a different meaning which implies” flight from lamentation”, or “Travel away from tears”-“a state beyond suffering”, where everything stand for the nature of Rudra. Shiva the ever auspicious, enlightening presence which is free of the shackles of the mind-representing thoughtless state of Samadhi or Sadhashiva. Rudra is appeased by these mantra from Rudronishad as they make man relate to him and move up in consciousness, aligning man with the true nature of the divine, letting go of his acquired sinful nature, which is a product of excessive use of this weapon-Anger which is given to us for the reason of purposeful and creative usage.
Man is always tying to become something else and is in a ceaseless mode of comparison, conflict and contradiction which automatically leads to failure of expectations. The Vedas teach us to experience the true bliss in life, which springs forth when one does not get engrossed in conflict and is aware of his auspicious and blissful nature. The Rudropanishad also gives this truth of being everything and nothing at the same time transporting you to an auspicious and joyous level and elevating our vibrations to match that of divine beings. Rudra in his benign form also represents Vishnu-the protector. Once the terrific attitude is subdued and absorbed within itself, Rudra calms down to the consciousness of Vishnu and Shiva protecting and spreading joy. This being the case, the one who chants or listens to this divine vibrations get automatically transported to a satvic and benign mode, and makes all those around happy by spreading his state of joy. He is free of sorrow and in a permanently joyous state beyond suffering."

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Once the connection with the master happens, he does not need to give you anything and you do not need to take anything from him. There will be no giver and no taker. Why? Because an explosion would have suddenly happened, merging the giver and taker into one.

I always tell people, bhakti or the feeling of being connected to the master is such an ultimate happening, never miss it if at all you got the opportunity in your life. Never miss it. It is too costly to miss. It is such a deep happening, the ultimate blessing.

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