I have tried to summarize my observation with vivid and simple manner.
I am writing on a subject I have deep interest, and a inner clarification to express and bring them out as per best of my abilities. Moving forward, as and when the thoughts and its logical conclusion come I try to express it. The views written are my own and any shortcoming to be noted. This failing will be due to my grasp of this vast topic in a rather narrow manner.|
I have wondered and kept a keen eye about latest developments in the field of science, economics, politics, and personal orientation. In all these diverse field I wondered about a possibility of divine arrangement (this can be in the form of infinite permutation and combination).
I was hooked on to the evolution theory, and believed that the nature has evolved in a manner to prolong its natural state of equilibrium (by equilibrium I meant longevity).
This is a state wherein in earth we reproduce and leave the best of traits that can survive acid tests of the environment.
Environment can be defined as a random state of nature. Life with its natural way of prolonging or surviving is successful in prolonging its traits in the surrounding, in a successful manner. This power of life to receive a stable body for a day or for a millennium depends upon, its ability and this ability increases with greater repetition and progression.
To clarify this point I take an example when we learn to walk we fall, and more we make effort the more successful we become in maintaining our weights, on our legs similarly, as life evolves the ability to prolong longevity increases with greater exposure.I have spent a considerable time in observing a ant and has marveled the perfection that has been demonstrated in all activity. This perfection is ingrained in our nature and can be exhibited in nature, in all practical matters. I have observed a naughty cow answering to the soft and tenderness of caressing the tender skin below the head. We are born to achieve the same, and hence shouldn't waste our precious time in discussing irrelevant matters and strive in direction of realizing our true nature. This journey though we don't have to take, as perfection is inbuilt we need to understand, and accordingly accept the. This we can do when we start seeing divinity in all activity, and accordingly realize the potency and perfection of all acceptance. This means we have to accept all circumstances in equanimity, and not get affected. Like the clouds can temporarily hide the sun, similarly all joys and sorrows are just the temporary phase of life, we need to nourish and increase our power to accept the good and the bad as divine display by nature, that includes our body, and practice the habit of all acceptance with earnest and focused manner. We will automatically experience and nourish the radiance of love.
In the last billion years scientists have uncovered the inherent persistence of life in evolving and surviving in different kinds and types of natural conditions some are harsh and some are favorable yet we find the process of evolution being perfect, this perfection come with maintaining the fine-tuning with nature.The example I can think is to copulate in a favorable condition and surviving the harsh conditions of nature and weather.
All this I have gathered with some reading, and some logical sequence of events that did make me wonder about the basic glue missing in the theory of evolution.
To further clarify this point, the survival and creation of beauty and perfection can be attributed to some unseen and yet subtle force, and the potency of this subtle force is evident and can be elaborated with perfect observation and grasp.
I have experienced the strength of love and this love supported with positive intent and innocent focus indeed creates miracle.
Love as in basic terms can be the attraction we have to the lowest level to the highest level for example I can love a scenery that is momentary, and I love my family.
How love remained in background and did played a very important role in evolution can be, like comparing time playing a salient role with space and object.
This is just an introduction and I will do follow up on love and its relation with nature, individual, events and finally with perfection that we call God or Lord.
I will express my views about the different stages we move forward in this world.How our evolution as human being and progress of the mankind with relation to love, and its basic role. A relation, faith and understanding with love of the highest order, can give us a long lasting peace. This will act as a great anchor, when we face difficult moments in our life.
|1. Give More, Take Less
When you start to give more and take less, you may be appreciating the needs of another more than your own. That makes it the first major milestone on the spiritual path.
2. Say Yes, Rather Than No
People like to be surrounded by people who say yes rather than no. No one wants to hear words like "No, I don't want to go", "No, I don't like this", "No, I don't agree with you." By saying words like, "Yes, you're right", we spread positive vibes all round...
3. See Possibilities, Not Problems
Spiritual people are optimists. They believe there's a way out of every problem. They see the silver lining in the cloud. In a crisis, instead of blaming the other person, they examine where they went wrong and how they can improve themselves.
4. Walk A Mile In Another's Shoes
Another spiritual habit worth practising is to stop judging and to allow another person to live their life. It is to understand every nuance of their suffering by walking in their shoes.
5. Counting Your Blessings
One of the earliest habits that spiritual people form is to count their blessings and to thank God. They appreciate every little thing in their daily life that they cannot take for granted: the smile of a child, a loving spouse, enough money in the bank, parents to look up to, a nice home, a great job, etc.
6. Accepting Others With Humility
Spiritual people do not see other people's "need" for support as a weakness or a flaw. They see it as a cry for love, and they comply without hesitation. On the flip side, extreme humility where one feels undeserving of compliments, also is the mark of a spiritual person.
7. The World Is Their Temples
Spiritual people don't feel the need to go to a temple to pray. The world is their temple or spiritual classroom. Their spiritual setting can be atop a mountain, deep inside a forest, on a beach at sunrise. Every minute is auspicious for them to think of the Divine.
8. Laughing A Lot
Spiritual people try to be happy and laugh a lot. Even if they are bogged down with problems, they know how to put on a happy face, being instinctively aware that the mere act of smiling triggers a happy hormonal shift - from "gloomy mask of tragedy" to "spreading sunshine all over the place."
| You must be clear about the nature of your desire. Do not let second-hand information influence you. There is only love and in this love the man and woman sometimes appear. There is no habit, no automatic reflex in this appearing. Most so-called responses to people are just habits and reactions.
Q. Is there such a thing as immoral behavior?
A. When you live as consciousness, every moment brings morality which springs out of beauty. For those who live in beauty, codified morality is immoral because what may be moral in the situation today may not be appropriate for tomorrow. Codified morality accepts repetition.
When every moment brings its own moral understanding and way of acting, there is an interior plasticity of mind and body. As long as you call yourself a personal identity you are motivated by security and compensation and there is no adequate living in the moment.
This is the condition of people today. We live in a lame society where there is no ripeness and no maturity. That is why, in a certain way, codified morality prevents the society from crumbling completely. So when we give our children codified behavior as a crutch, it must be with the firm conviction that one day they will be able to act intelligently.
|"Adi Sankara was walking through the market place with his disciples.
They saw a man dragging a cow by a rope.
Sankara told the man to wait and asked his disciples to surround them.
“I am going to teach you something” and asked ...
“ *Tell me who is bound to whom?* Is the cow bound to this man or the man is bound to the cow?"
The disciples said without hesitation “Of course the cow is bound to the man!. The man is the master. He is holding the rope. The cow has to follow him wherever he goes. The man is the master and the cow is the slave.”
“Now watch this”, said Sankara and took a pair of scissors from his bag and cut the rope.
The cow ran away from the master and the man ran after his cow. “Look, what is happening”, said Sankara
_“Do you see who the Master is? The cow is not at all interested in this man. The cow in fact, is trying to escape from this man._
*This is the case with our MIND.*
Like the cow, all the non-sense that we carry inside is not interested in us. WE ARE INTERESTED IN IT, we are keeping it together somehow or the other. We are going crazy trying to keep it all together under our control.
The moment we lose interest in all the garbage filled in our head, and the moment we understand the futility of it, it will start to disappear. Like the cow, it will escape and disappear.”
*Feeling Free and Relaxed is a Choice!*
|"In very truth, the offspring of immortality (human beings) must focus their thoughts on God.
Divorced from God there cannot be even a chance of peace, never — never — never!
By abiding in God-remembrance alone, man will find peace! The veil will be rent and the remover of sorrow will stand
revealed. He alone is the conqueror of evil; He is the innermost being, the sole treasure of the human heart.
Everyone without exception will have to put in immense effort. Men and women are equally endowed with the capacity for
realizing God. It is the supreme duty of each human being to impart full worth to this birth which is such a rare boon
(by engaging in God-remembrance), otherwise, they will continue uselessly in the round of births and deaths."
|A Sadhu was beaten severely and was found lying unconscious.
A passerby pitied him and took him to his home to care for him. He asked the Sadhu
"Who beat you?", and the Sadhu replied: "He who is now caring for me, beat me."
The man was perplexed, so the Sadhu explained the laws of destiny
(Prarabdha - the law of action and reaction).
He said, God is everything; God does everything; God is just; God does everything for our highest good;
God is the proper judge and that we should bear everything calmly.
The man who helped the Sadhu became a devout devotee and attained peace and Mukti.
Whenever you are having difficulties mentally repeat:
God is everything
God does everything
God is just
God does for my own good.
When repeated from your heart, your worries will vanish and you will feel peace...
|THE FATE OF MEN AFTER DEATH is determined by their life while on earth.
Those who cultivated goodness, sattva, and have become established in its taintlessness, are transported to
the angelic realms. Those whose natures were full of rajas, worldly attachments, are reborn on earth as ordinary
men and women or on other activity-saturated planets best suited to their passionate natures.
Those who immersed themselves in evil, tamas, reincarnate in the bodies of animals or in families
of base or bestial human beings, or in vile conditions affecting their nature and determining their state of existence;
or they may remain for long periods on dark astral spheres or on planets similar to earth but more heavily saturated
with suffering and violence.* These are the dark "wombs (yonis)," or places and states of birth, of all deeply deluded
beings when they transmigrate from one life to their next existence.
|Broader than space, and deeper and clearer than the ocean, the round sun in our hearts rises high to shed its light on the universe. The noble world spreads out before us: a castle of glittering gold appears, and the earth is covered with white jade. Mystically beautiful flowers bloom, and the precious birds and beasts dance in joy.
All worlds are adorned with peace and freedom. There is no suffering, and these worlds are filled with happiness. Paradise and heaven lose their sparkle, and the Buddha is left speechless by such a sight.
Both including and transcending time and space, everyone is eternal and everything is infinite and equal. Yet it is difficult to describe this mysterious world: steep cliffs flee as a red column of fire shoots up from blue waves, and the wooden roadside totems sing joyfully. What a marvelous sight! Such terms as "saints" and "devils" are insignificant in this world: Confucius and Tao-ch'il clasp hands as they bless the age of peace and prosperity.
These are not wild fantasies, but the true reality of the oneness of everything. To those of you who close your eyes only to bemoan the fact that it's dark, please listen:
The door to the Great Light is always open. In this world overflowing with peace, there are no dualities, there are no conflicts. So let's raise our eyes, look at this world, and praise it all together!
|Things aren't always what they seem
Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family.
The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion's guest room. Instead the angels were given a space in the cold basement.
As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it. When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied... "Things aren't always what they seem".
The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife.
After sharing what little food they had the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night's rest. When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears. Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field.
The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel "how could you have let this happen!? The first man had everything, yet you helped him," she accused. "The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let their cow die."
"Things aren't always what they seem," the older angel replied. "When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall.
Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn't find it. Then last night as we slept in the farmers bed, the angel of death came for his wife. I gave her the cow instead. Things aren't always what they seem."
|Life is not what it is.
Life is beautiful in its own perfectly, imperfect way. It has shades and hues of whites and reds and blacks that said.
There are summer skies and storms; winter chills and sweaty sundays.
It will always be different, it will always be crazy, it will always have pain, and soothing within.
We step in and remember to learn and to learn. Don't take it too seriously, don't be too obsessed. After all, it is all temporary, it is a ride, an experience.
Life is an opportunity to discover, life is an opportunity to love.
Life is an opportunity to leave a mark, our mark.
We have, within our own finite life, the opportunity to share from within something beautiful to mark our life on earth. Either to a close lover, or to a million more.
We have, within our own finite life, the opportunity to get back on our feet, stand and walk again.
We have to remember, that sometimes, we get tired, and we fall, and have fallen many many times again and again.
Just sit for a short while, take a break. Get back on your own pace. Ignore the noise and watch the garden that was beautiful all this time, yet ignored.
We all have friends ready to help, people who know our value inside, deeply imbibed their willingness to help us glide, and soar above the summer skies, the beautiful summer skies that does show itself after the rain, after the storm.
It will always be beautiful, because life is beautiful.
|If you’ve ever had a “charley horse” -- that odd pain in your calf -- you’ve had a cramp. But they can happen anywhere in your body at any time, even when you’re asleep. No matter where you get them, what’s going on inside is the same: Your muscles suddenly tighten up when you don’t want them to. Several things can bring on cramps, but you can do some things to keep them from happening.
1...Not Enough Water
When’s the last time you had a glass of water? Cramps may be your body’s way of telling you that you need some -- you’re dehydrated. Other signs include dizziness, headache, and constipation. So keep water with you and sip it throughout the day, especially if you’re outside in hot weather.
Your body loses fluids when you work or exercise in the heat, and that can make you more likely to cramp. This may be partly because your muscles need water, but it’s also because you sweat out important minerals called electrolytes -- sodium, potassium, and calcium -- that help the cells in your muscles work the way they should.
Statins, which are used to control cholesterol, and diuretics, which help your body get rid of fluid, are just two of the drugs that can bring on cramping as a side effect. Talk to your doctor if you have regular cramps soon after you start taking a new medicine.
If your cramps get worse when you walk, your muscles may not be getting enough blood. That can happen as you get older or if you’re not very active. It also can be caused by a condition called claudication -- when your arteries are narrower than they should be and blood can’t get through easily. Talk with your doctor if you notice this kind of thing -- she can help you figure out what’s going on.
Some women get cramps during their periods. That happens because a woman’s body makes certain hormones that make the muscles in her uterus tighten up. This helps push out blood and waste, but it can also cause cramping. Over-the-counter pain relievers usually help, but talk with your doctor if they don’t work well for you.
Kids often get cramps when they go through a growth spurt. These are sometimes called “growing pains,” but they may actually be caused by too much activity, or kids may just be more sensitive to pain. The cramps happen most often in the legs and can wake a child out of a sound sleep. It may help to stretch the muscle or put a heating pad on the area for a short time. If the pain doesn’t get better, call your child’s doctor.
It’s important to stay active, but if you do too much all at once or your body’s not used to it, your muscles can cramp. Instead, pace yourself: Regular exercise can make your muscles stronger and harder to tire out, so they won’t cramp as easily. Be sure to warm up first, and do plenty of stretching before and after.
8...How to Feel Better
Cramps usually go away on their own fairly quickly, but you can do some things to help them along. If an activity like running triggered one, stop right away. Then gently stretch or massage the muscle or use a heating pad or hot bath to bring blood to the area and relax it. Ice and over-the-counter anti-inflammatories, like ibuprofen, can help if you have pain and swelling, too.
9...Why Stretching Helps
Muscles are bunches of fibers that quickly get smaller or bigger when you move your body to do something -- from grabbing something off a shelf to running a race. When you stretch those fibers regularly, they can do their job more easily, and that helps you cramp less.
10...Why Your Diet Matters
Colorful fruits and vegetables have minerals called electrolytes that help keep your muscles in good shape and can help you avoid cramps. Leafy greens and bananas are good choices.
When to Call Your Doctor
Most muscle cramps aren’t serious, but if they happen often and you don’t know what’s causing them -- like heat or hard exercise -- see your doctor. They can sometimes be a sign of a condition like thyroid disease, cirrhosis of the liver, or hardening of the arteries.