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As the first blog entry got exhausted. My second book
Evolution of Love Part 2
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August 1, 2021 at 11:06am
August 1, 2021 at 11:06am
#1014831
To do pranam obeisance means to put one's head where it should be
- at the feet of God.

His feet are everywhere and therefore one may do namaskar, salutation, everywhere, remembering the feet of God.

To do pranam means to open oneself to the Divine Power, which is always streaming down on everyone. One usually shuts oneself away from it.

To do pranam means to give one's mind, one's I to Him, to surrender oneself to the One, so that there should be only He and not you.

You attempt to appease want by want; hence want does not disappear and neither does the sense of want.

When man awakens to the acute consciousness of this sense of want, then only does spiritual inquiry become genuine.
You must bear in mind that only when the sense of want becomes the sense of the want of Self-knowledge does the real Quest begin.
..............
"Accept cheerfully whatever He may bestow on you or take away from you."

July 31, 2021 at 8:59am
July 31, 2021 at 8:59am
#1014784

1. " Fifty percent of all doctors graduate in the bottom half of their class - Hope your surgery went well...."

2. " If you're Too Open-Minded; your Brains will FALL OUT...🀯"

3. " If you Try to Fail, and Succeed, which have you done ?..."

4. " Do not take life Too seriously. You will NEVER get out of it ALIVE...."

5. " Explaining a Joke is like DISSECTING a frog. You Understand it Better but the frog DIES in the PROCESS......"

6. " I have the Right to Remain Silent... but I Don't have THE ABILITY....."

And PLEASE Remember.....

7. " NEVER, under any circumstances, take a Sleeping pill and a Laxative on the same night...."

Tee Hee Hee...
July 30, 2021 at 12:47pm
July 30, 2021 at 12:47pm
#1014754
🀣🀣🀣

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_*Smart answer by a female passenger on a flight...*_

_*A guy asked a beautiful lady sitting next to him...*_
_*'Nice perfume.....which one is it?...😍 I want to give it to my wife..!!'*_
_*Lady: 'Don't give her....some idiot will find an excuse to talk to her..!!'*_
😜😜😜

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_*A letter from a teacher to a parent:*_
_*Dear Parent, Edward doesn't smell nice in class. Please try to bath him.*_

_*Parent's answer:*_
_*Dear Teacher, Edward is not a rose, Don't smell him,Teach him ......*_
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜

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_*Mother to Son: Who is Sultan Aziz?*_
_*Son : Don't know πŸ€”*_
_*Mother : Devote some time to pay attention to study also*_
_*Son to Mother : Do you know Aunty Jennifer?*_
_*Mother : Don't know*_
_*Son: Sometimes pay attention to Daddy also 😝😜😜*_

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_*A cute excuse:*_
_*Teacher: Why are you late?*_
_*Student: Mom & dad were fighting.*_
_*Teacher: So what makes you late if they were fighting?*_
_*Student: One of my shoes was in mom's hand, and the other in dad's..*_
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜œ

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_*Wife: I hate that beggar.*_
_*Husband: Why?*_
_*Wife: Rascal, yesterday I gave him food. Today he gave me a book on "How to Cook !!!*_
πŸ˜‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜‚πŸ˜œπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜„

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_*Husband came home drunk. To avoid wife's scolding, he took a laptop & started working.*_
_*Wife: Did u drink?????*_
_*Husband : no!*_
_*Wife: Idiot!!! then why are you typing on a suitcase?!!!*_
πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ»πŸ‘

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July 29, 2021 at 7:45am
July 29, 2021 at 7:45am
#1014699
An *Airbus 380* is on it's way across the Atlantic. It flies consistently at *800 km/h* at *30,000 feet*, when suddenly a *Eurofighter with Tempo Mach 2* appears.

The pilot of the fighter jet slows down, flies alongside the Airbus and greets the pilot of the passenger plane by radio: "Airbus, boring flight isn’t it?

Now have a look here !

He rolls his jet on its back, accelerates, breaks through the sound barrier, rises rapidly to a dizzying height, then swoops down almost to sea level in a breathtaking dive. He loops back next to the Airbus and asks, "Well, how was that?"

The Airbus pilot answers: "Very impressive, but now you look !"

The jet pilot watches the Airbus, but nothing happens. It continues to fly stubbornly straight, with the same speed. After 15 minutes, the Airbus pilot radios, "Well, how was that?"

Confused, the jet pilot asks, "What did you do?" The AirBus pilot laughs and says, "I got up, stretched my legs, walked to the back of the aircraft to use the bathroom, then got a cup of coffee and a chocolate fudge pastry.

_The moral of the story is:_

*When you are young, speed and adrenaline seems to be great.*

*But as you get older and wiser you learn that comfort and peace are more important.*

_*This is called S.O.S.: Slower, Older, but Smarter.*_

_*Dedicated to 'All My Friends' who are like me, now realising that it is time to slow down and enjoy the rest of the trip.*_

πŸ˜ŠπŸ€“
July 28, 2021 at 4:06am
July 28, 2021 at 4:06am
#1014645

Maharaj repeatedly asserts that he would not care to discuss ethics, the codes morality, the modes of conduct prevailing in society. He would deal only with the
unchangeable true nature of man himself. If one understands, apprehends one's true identity, all the rest loses its significance and importance because all subsequent thoughts and actions, not being based on duality, would be simple, direct, intuitive and spontaneous.

This view of Maharaj is found to be extremely difficult to accept, not only by the new visitors, who perhaps feel that he is shying away from the very crux of the problem of life, but also by some others who have listened to him over a long period. They find it impossible to accept the dichotomy of the two. Whatever conclusion and conviction one may come to regarding one's true nature, how can one afford not to give as much, or even more, thought to one's relationship with and behaviour
towards one's fellow beings?

So, when Maharaj defined his attitude in this regard at a session, one of the regular visitors, a lady, could not restrain herself from asking a rather pointed question:
Maharaj, would it be right and proper for a person to listen to you most attentively, understand thoroughly what you have to say to the extent that he becomes a Jnani, and then to go out and prepare an atom bomb and use it if he felt like it?

Maharaj promptly replied: If you had only thought seriously about this matter, keeping in mind the basic fact that you had no wants, no needs, no problems at a certain point of time β€” say, a hundred years ago β€” you would have arrived at the answer yourself; the answer being that the
question itself is misconceived!
If, as you say, a person understands and accepts his true identity to the extent of being a Jnani, would he not come to the conclusion that all phenomena, all sentient beings, including himself as a phenomenon, are nothing but conceptual images in mind, as imaginary as those in a dream?

Would someone who has deeply apperceived this truth think of preparing an atom bomb, let alone using it?
But this is only a superficial answer to satisfy the ignorant. What you must find out is who are these 'me', 'you' and 'him' that we are talking about, who are supposed to be doing this or that, according to their sweet will and pleasure!

How do you see yourself?
You see your bodyβ€”or really a part of itβ€” and you identify yourself with it. But in deep sleep, or under sedation, you do not
identify yourself with this body. What really happens is that the appearance of your body in consciousness is perceived and interpreted by you exactly as it is done by any other observer. Your own interpretation about yourself is as illusive and ephemeral as that of others, though maybe a little more flattering! The point to be noted is that the solid personality you think yourself to be is
nothing more than an appearance in consciousness. What is more, the interpretation will change, and has been changing, from time to time. Any thought about yourself, whether your own or
someone else's, is only a movement in consciousness, only a temporary mental image. That is all that you are.

But is that truly you?
Only a mental image?
Is there really any image with which one
could identify oneself as an unchangeable, independent, autonomous entity, with choice of action?

Relatively β€” phenomenally β€” 'you', or 'me' is nothing more than that speck of physical matter which was conceived in a womb and within which was latent the spark of consciousness that is immanent in the entire manifestation.
The innumerable forms of phenomena in relativity are all objects of the Absolute subjectivityβ€” 'I',
the basis of manifestation being duality through a subject and object, every object being the 'other' to whichever object that is perceiving it in the capacity of a supposed subject.
Not a single object has any independent existence as such. We all are mere
appearances in consciousness, concepts in mind, each sentient being, being nothing more than his own concept and the concepts of those whom he considers as 'others'.
If you have no independent existence, how can you act?
Do you indeed act at all?
Or, do you only react to an outside stimulus like a puppet?

If you would sit still and see what happens, you would quickly realize that we do not really 'live' but are 'being lived'; that life as such is nothing more than what might be called an apparent functioning β€” apparent because all the functioning is, again, nothing more than a panoramic appearance in consciousness.

If there is no consciousness, as in deep sleep or under sedative, there is no functioning either.
Then, in all this functioning where do 'we' come in?
That is the ultimate joke in this comedy of
Maya! 'We' have not only never been out of it, but the entire functioning is nothing but us. What we are is the whole, holy, noumenal Absolute, sensorially imperceptible, and perceived and cognized
only in relative duality as manifested phenomena. 'We' are transcendence phenomenally as 'I', and immanence noumenally depending on how we see ourselves.

There is nothing but 'I', no 'me', no 'other'. I
n relative manifestation,
phenomena are conceptualized in consciousness as 'me', and each object, assuming subjective identity, cognizes the other objects as 'others', but noumenally, there is only the subjective 'I' without any duality.

Now let us come back to your atom bomb. If you have really apperceived this, is it possible for you to go on thinking any longer that there is any villain in life with an independent, autonomous entity, possessing enormous power for 'evil'?
Or, that there is any Avatar possessing enormous power for 'good'?
Are they both anything other than the drop that got conceived?
Surely you must realize that 'good' and 'bad' are mere inter-dependent opposites, essential manifestations in duality,
appearances in consciousness acting their respective roles in the total functioning. Indeed, believing in and identifying oneself with an entity is all the 'bondage' there is, and realizing that there can be no entity, separate from the overall functioning of Prajna, is instant liberation.
July 27, 2021 at 8:04am
July 27, 2021 at 8:04am
#1014485

Is there an imaginary cutoff period when
Offspring become accountable
For their own actions?

Is there some wonderful moment when
Parents can become detached spectators in
The lives of their children and shrug,
'It's Their life,' and feel nothing?

When I was in my twenties,
I stood in a hospital corridor
Waiting for doctors to put a few stitches
In my son's head and I asked,
'When do you stop worrying?'
The nurse said,
'When they get out of the accident stage..'
My Parents just smiled faintly
And said nothing.

When I was in my thirties,
I sat on a little chair in a classroom
And heard how one of my children
Talked incessantly, disrupted the class,
And was headed for a career
Making license plates.
As if to read my mind, a teacher said,
'Don't worry, they all go through this stage
And then you can sit back,
Relax and enjoy them.'
My Parents just smiled faintly
And said nothing.

When I was in my forties,
I spent a lifetime waiting
For the phone to ring,
The cars to come home,
The front door to open.

A friend said,
'They're trying to find themselves.
'Don't worry!
In a few years, they'll be adults.
'They'll be off on their own
They'll be out of your hair'
My Parents just smiled faintly
And said nothing.

By the time I was 50,
I was sick tired of being vulnerable.
I was still worrying over my children,
But there was a new wrinkle..
Even though they were on their own
I continued to anguish over their failures,
Be tormented by their frustrations and
Absorbed in their disappointments..
And there was nothing I could do about it.
My Parents just smiled faintly
And said nothing.

My friends said that
When my kids got married
I could stop worrying
And lead my own life.
I wanted to believe that,

But I was haunted by my parent's warm smiles
And their occasional,
'You look pale. Are you all right' ?
'Call me the minute you get home'.
Are you depressed about something?'

My friends said that
When I became a grandparent
That I would get to enjoy
The happy little voices yelling
Grandma! Papa!
But now I find that I worry
Just as much about the little kids
As the big ones.
How can anyone cope with all this Worry?

Can it be that parents are sentenced
To a lifetime of worry?
Is concern for one another
Handed down like a torch
To blaze the trail of human frailties
And the fears of the unknown?
Is concern a curse or is it
A virtue that elevates us
To the highest form of earthly creation?

Recently, one of my own children
Became quite irritable, saying to me,
'Where were you?
I've been calling for 3 days,
And no one answered
I was worried.'
I smiled a warm smile.
The torch has been passed.

July 26, 2021 at 6:21am
July 26, 2021 at 6:21am
#1014342

How does an attorney sleep? First he lies on one side, then he lies on the other side
*************

I have a few jokes about unemployed people, but none of them work
**************

How do you make holy water? You take some regular water & boil the hell out of it
***************

Will glass coffins be a success? Remains to be seen
***************

What’s the difference between a hippo and a zippo? One is really heavy and the other is a little lighter
**************

Two windmills are standing in a wind farm. One asks, β€œWhat’s your favorite kind of music?” The other says, β€œI’m a big metal fan.”
**************

Hear about the new restaurant called Karma? There’s no menu - you get what you deserve
***************

I went to buy some camouflage trousers yesterday but couldn't find any
***************

What do you call a bee that can’t make up its mind? A maybe
***************

I tried to sue the airline for losing my luggage. I lost my case
***************

When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane
***************

A cross-eyed teacher couldn’t control his pupils
***************

She had a photographic memory but never developed it
***************

Is it ignorance or apathy that's destroying the world today? I don't know and don't really care
**************

I wasn’t originally going to get a brain transplant, but then I changed my mind
***************

Which country’s capital has the fastest-growing population? Ireland. Every day it’s Dublin.
***************

My ex-wife still misses me. But her aim is starting to improve
***************

The guy who invented the door knocker got a no-bell prize
***************

I saw an ad for burial plots, and I thought: β€œThat’s the last thing I need!”
***************

Need an ark? I Noah guy
***************

I used to be indecisive; now I'm not so sure
***************

Sleeping comes so naturally to me, I could do it with my eyes closed
***************

What did the grape say when it got stepped on? Nothing - but it let out a little whine
**************

What do you call a super articulate dinosaur? A Thesaurus.

🀣😎πŸ€ͺ
July 25, 2021 at 8:29am
July 25, 2021 at 8:29am
#1014273

Manifestation implies consciousness. It has no form. Mind has no form. When there is no body, there is no form.
Presently, you are pure consciousness in the body. It is the sense of your own beingness. It is subtler than space.

Even in the case of great incarnations, there was no sensation of β€˜I am’ prior to the incarnation. Parabrahman in His true state has no knowledge of His beingness. Sri Rama was Parabrahman, yet his Guru had to impart Self-knowledge to him.
What does it mean when someone claims to have chosen his parents, claiming himself to be an incarnation?
What evidence do they give?
Such people are ignorant. When there is no body, there is no knowledge.

The word implies prana, the vital force. The food for prana is the body, and consciousness is the knowingness. It is the assurance of our existence. It is Brahman. It is the word. It is the vibration of
manifestation.

One who punishes and the one who suffers from punishment have the same consciousness. One who punishes is the same as the one who undergoes punishment. To say this openly, it is necessary to be convinced of one’s true nature. The root of sorrow is the very company of prana. It is difficult to bear your
sense of β€˜I am’. Your existence, the presence of God Itself, is sorrow. All worldly activities are undertaken to bear this sorrow. If there is a disturbance in the body, have the courage to say, β€˜God (consciousness), now
go away’.

It is only after birth that some become engineers, scientists or doctors and, similarly, some become sadhus, jnanis and yogis. However, what happens if there is no birth at all? What is called birth is filled with an infinite number of universes. You can meditate on anything and it will manifest before you. In whom is the dream world created? Is it not in you?

You are not yet free of the concept that you will get great good in the body-form. The vital force in the body is consciousness – the Atman. The pure nature of Sri Krishna is the same as your own nature. The One that
makes the body move cannot be perceived.

You must listen without the body-sense. The real nature of the listener is of the nature of the Self. It is your true nature. Use your consciousness for worship. Rituals are for the satisfaction of the mind. There is no
experience of the mind in the worship of the Self.

Much is seen with the eyes open. However, with closed eyes what is seen is the place where all the yogis have gone. Perfect sight is the one without β€˜seeing’. So long as you wish to get success in life for comfort of
the body, nothing can be accomplished. All seekers have ultimately merged into the life force. The movement of the vital force is given names such as Brahman. One particle of consciousness is also the ocean of consciousness. The state of the Self has no duality. My speaking and your listening do not imply two Gods. It means I am speaking to myself. God does not have to enjoy the fruits of virtue or suffer from the results of sin. One who does not treat himself as God has to experience the same.

Till such time as your consciousness is properly satisfied, it must be worshipped with the mind and then with no-mind. (Worship with no-mind means to remain thoughtless as pure consciousness.)
How does the Guru offer his grace?
When he talks about his experience, know that it is your own. This should be
understood with the fullest conviction. Repeated contemplation is like churning. It creates a poison along with the nectar of knowledge. The poison is the ego. It has to be swallowed up by right thinking.

One who is unsure about direct knowledge should practice devotion. It is the purpose of life. It is also the remembrance of the Guru-word. Keep repeating that you have neither birth nor death, neither sin nor virtue, you are not the body, you are eternal. Do mental worship. Wherever the mind goes, the Sadguru is there.
Have faith in His word.

July 24, 2021 at 9:48am
July 24, 2021 at 9:48am
#1014227


Today, upon a bus, I saw a very beautiful woman
and wished I were as beautiful.
When suddenly she rose to leave,
I saw her hobble down the aisle.
She had one leg and used a crutch.
But as she passed, she passed a smile.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have two legs; the world is mine.


I stopped to buy some candy.
The lad who sold it had such charm.
I talked with him, he seemed so glad.
If I were late, it'd do no harm.
And as I left, he said to me,
"I thank you, you've been so kind.
It's nice to talk with folks like you.
You see," he said, "I'm blind."
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have two eyes; the world is mine.


Later while walking down the street,
I saw a child I knew.
He stood and watched the others play,
but he did not know what to do.
I stopped a moment and then I said,
Why don't you join them dear?"
He looked ahead without a word.
I forgot, he couldn't hear.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have two ears; the world is mine.


With feet to take me where I'd go,
With eyes to see the sunset's glow,
With ears to hear what I'd know,
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I've been blessed indeed, the world is mine.
July 23, 2021 at 11:00am
July 23, 2021 at 11:00am
#1014180
*A list of strenuous activities that does not require much physical effort.....*

01) Beating around the bush...
02) Jumping to conclusions...
03) Climbing up the wall...
04) Swallowing your pride...
05) Passing the buck...
06) Throwing your weight around...
07) Dragging your heels...
08) Pushing your luck...
09) Making mountains out of molehills...
10) Hitting the nail on the head...
11) Wading through paperwork...
12) Bending over backwards...
13) Jumping on the bandwagon...
14) Balancing the books...
15) Running around in circles...
16) Eating crow...
17) Blowing your own horn...
18) Climbing the ladder of success...
19) Pulling out all the stops...
20) Adding fuel to the fire...
21) Opening a can of worms...
22) Putting your foot in your mouth...
23) Setting the ball rolling...
24) Going over the edge...
25) Picking up the pieces...

Whew! That is some workout! Now sit down and exercise caution πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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