As the first blog entry got exhausted. My second book
|Evolution of Love Part 2|
|🌹ETERNAL RELIGION OF SANATANA DHARMA IS THE RIGHTEOUS PATH🌹
God is so Great.
No one knows about God
Except the Teacher or Initiator,
Who initiates towards God.
The Eternal Religion is the TRUTH about the One Eternal God. Before the Prophets there was already a Religion:
Before Jesus, there was the Eternal God and the Eternal Religion,before Krishna, there was the Eternal God and the Eternal Religion, before Rama, there was the Eternal God and the Eternal Religion, before Adam, there was the Eternal God and the Eternal Religion.
The Eternal Religion is known as ‘SANATAN DHARMA’ in Sanskrit.
God is our CREATOR, and we have to be thankful that we have come as a man. So you worship the One Living God, because your FAITH is so strong that you want to give your neck to God. You surrender your will to God.
Why are we thinking that we are Hindus,Christians, Jews, or Muslims? What is the sense of this?The path is the path. It is the same for all religions. If we go on the path, we surrender to the Will of God.
GOD IS ONE!
The God of Rama (Abraham),
The God of Krishna (David),
The God of Parshurama (Moses),
The God of Jesus,
The God of Muhammad,
The God of Guru Nannak is ONE.
God is for ALL, whether they BELIEVE in God or not. You can call the Lord God by many names: Hallaluya, Allah,Aloheem, or OM.
You can make Jesus or any Prophet as your ladder towards God, but you have to understand that Jesus, Rama, Krishna, and Buddha – they all have NOTHING. God has EVERYTHING, and they all have worshipped GOD.
Jesus is a path but not God! You call on the name of Jesus, but you have to surrender to the Name of God. If someone is Blessing you in the name of the Prophet, he has blessed you in the name of the Prophet, not in the Name of God.But first of all, everybody has to recite the Name of God.
When you raise the forefinger of your right hand straight, then this indicates ‘ONE’. This is the symbol for One‐God‐worshipping.
Moses, John the Baptist, and Jesus used this symbol. God has created this world, and this whole world belongs to the One Living God. The Eyes and Ears of the Lord God are everywhere. So it isn’t necessary to go to any temple, mosque, church, or to a certain place to worship God. You can worship God anywhere. You worship God to get peace, to get the SALVATION.
So why are the people fighting for a place of worship? Look towards the centrifugal point of this Mother Earth and worship God.
God is not unseen. A few Prophets, who were Chosen Beings, have seen the Face of God. They are called ‘Rasool’, which means, ‘Representative of the Lord God’.Abraham (Rama), Moses, David (Krishna), Jesus, and Muhammad are the five Rasools. They have come as Glow of the Heavenly Father in this world. They have materialised. God is a self‐protective‐shield for those,who have come through the Holy Esprit. Nobody can kill them or crucify them, nor are they dead beings. They materialise and dematerialise. Jesus is an Eternal Seed.How would God have let Jesus be crucified not have saved him?
THAT IS NOT POSSIBLE!
|The Incredible Powers of the Ancient Siddhars
Siddhars are a type of saint in India who are said to have had many powers and achieved a ‘god-like’ state through specific secret practices that were known only to them. These powers spanned from controlling time and space, to transforming the body, manipulating matter at the molecular level and achieving immortality.
The Siddhars were followers of the God Shiva and according to different texts there were 18 of them. Their teachings and findings were written in the form of poems in the Tamil language, a language spoken mainly by people in South India and parts of Sri Lanka. The poems were very difficult to interpret and were written in an encoded way so that only a few could understand them.
There is a debate as to who was the first Siddhar. Some legends talk about Sri Pathanjali, who was considered to be an incarnation of Adiseshan, the celestial five-headed snake associated with God Vishnu. But the prevailing tradition refers to Agasthya (or Agasthyar) as the first Siddhar, one of the seven sages (or Saptarshis) as mentioned in the Vedic texts, and he was the son of the god Brahma of the Hindu creation story. Agathiyar is considered to be the author of a lot of the first Siddhar literature and he was supposed to have lived in the 7th century BC. About 96 books are attributed to him and that includes writings in alchemy, medicine and spirituality. Apart from the legends that exist, the beginnings of the Siddhars’ are lost in time.
The powers that the Siddhars possessed were separated in categories. The main category included 8 powers called ashta siddhis:
1. To become tiny as the atom within the atom (Anima)
2. To become big in unshakeable proportions (Mahima)
3. To become as light as vapour in levitation (Laghima)
4. To become as heavy as the mountain (Garima)
5. To enter into other bodies in transmigration (Prapti)
6. To be in all things, omni-pervasive (Prakamya))
7. To be lord of all creation in omnipotence (Isatvam)
8. To be everywhere in omnipresence (Vasitvam)
But if this is not enough, there are ten secondary siddhis as described in Bhagavata Purana that include the following:
1. Being undisturbed by hunger, thirst, and other bodily appetites
2. Hearing things far away
3. Seeing things far away
4. Moving the body wherever thought goes (teleportation/astral projection)
5. Assuming any form desired
6. Entering the bodies of others
7. Dying when one desires
8. Witnessing and participating in the past times of the gods
9. Perfect accomplishment of one's determination
10. Orders or commands being unimpeded
Amazing as they sound, these abilities could allegedly be achieved with the help of simple tools like controlling breath, concentrating the mind and raising the power of the ‘Kundalini’, which is related to the sexual energy.
Furthermore, the system of healing that the Siddhars possessed was allegedly given to them by the god Murugan, son of the Hindu god Shiva.
Another famous Siddhar was Tirumular, who was a Tamil mystic and writer of 6th century AD and was also one of the 18 Siddhars according to the Tamil Siddha tradition. His main work is named “Tirumantiram”, a 3,000 verse text, which is the foundation of the Southern Shaiva Siddharta School of philosophy.
Another Siddhar, Bhogar (Bhoganathar), who lived between the 3rd and 5th century AD is said to have discovered the elixir of immortality – one his main works is the Pharmacognosy.
Palm Leaf ManuscriptsMany of the oldest Siddhar texts are palm leaf manuscripts and not all of them are translated in English. From generation to generation, copying from one text to another, many of the original texts have probably been altered and their meaning changed. Therefore what today we know as Siddhar texts may have nothing to do with the original texts, which may account for why the Tamil tradition does not accept the Siddha poems in its body of traditions.
Of course in the last few centuries, especially after the 15th century, more and more “Siddhars” have appeared, composing poems, performing ‘acts’ to entertain people with interesting stories, acting as ‘Masters’ and gathering followers around them, all of which has nothing to do with the original tradition of the Siddhars. Unfortunately, the original Siddhar tradition today is ‘polluted’ by many interpretations, by modern Siddhars, and the imagination of people. Some old Siddhar writings are preserved in Museums and private families in Tamil Nadhu.
Due to the closely-guarded nature of the Siddhar records, the original knowledge of this enigmatic group of saints has remained shrouded in secrecy. The question remains whether their powers were real and, if so, how they managed to attain them. Manipulating space, time and matter would require knowledge far beyond what we have today.
|Looking at the picture on the wall,
Gleaming faces and no worry of the future at all.
Two crazy souls united forever
And that moment on we have always been together.
We saw highs, we saw lows
But there was something that kept our faces to glow.
We matured and grew together, always hand in glove
We often wondered, is it our chemistry or is this actually love!
I do not know about you, but I have learnt a lot from thee
From a different perspective, now the world I see.
I now know more, what’s right and what’s not
By the way I loved the way last night you sang the song.
You are brilliant, intelligent, compassionate and smart
Never knew someone can have such a sharp brain along with a beautiful heart.
Daughter, sister, lover, friend, wife, mother, professional all roles you play to perfection
Not only yourself, but everyone touching your life walks in the right direction.
You are always in my thought,
Not only when it is intense love or we have fought.
I want us to live a long and happy life
We will always be there for each other, husband and wife.
You have done a journey extraordinaire
I have never seen anyone with such a dare.
At the age when people call it a day
You reinvented yourself and By God, you are here to stay.
Twenty-two years of marriage, really, I don’t think so
I just met you yesterday and we have far to go
I still melt in your arms like a fifteen years’ old
I just open my arm and you right away sway into its fold.
We have had some great times together
We have created a beautiful baby together
We have some great stories to tell and in all of them we are together
We have many dreams and with grace of god, we shall realize them together!
|I have deliberately dropped the word 'Sir' after learning about the full story on the MoD's note. Till this date, I have had great regard for you as one of the most respected journalists, heading one of the most respected newspapers.
You know, many young journalists and journalism students have always looked up to you for the kind of stories you and your newspaper have done over the years. You have let them down, BIG TIME.
An admission first. I do not subscribe to the ideology or idelogies that you have been propounding through your stories over the years. But I have always made it a point to read 'The Hindu', almost everyday for the past 35 years or so. I am 50 years old.
The reasons for continuing to read the Hindu despite me not subscibing to your political views are many. One, I do like the 'balanced' stories that the newspaper publishes despite the stories leaning towards the left and left of centre. Two, I do like the way the Hindu covers sports in the country. Three, editorial errors are very minimal in terms of language, grammar, spelling, and facts too.
However, from tomorrow onwards, I will pick up the Hindu from my balcony like I pick up a piece of paper with no value. You have brought it down to the level of any other newspaper or even below.
When I read the story in the most comfortable place (toilet) as a matter of habit and routine, I believed every word of what you had written. All these days, I have been reading and listening to the debates on Rafale, including the allegations of a scam in the deal.
As a person who had voted for Modi in the previous election, I was very keen to know if there was any truth in the allegations made by Rahul Gandhi. I also wanted the truth be out so that i can decide on the votes of mine, family members, and a few of my friends whom i can influence a bit, whichever way the truth goes.
As a law-abiding citizen and one who respect the judgement of the courts, the matter was settled for me when the highest court cleared the Rafale deal. But not for Rahul Gandhi, the congress party, a few 'motivated' journalists in the capital, a few media channels and newspapers, et al. I read, listen, and watch all of it and ignore because most of us work for a 'living'.
Despite my 'settled' view on the matter, your story did have a shocking impact on me. With the credibility that you enjoyed in my conscience, I believed it to be true and admired your journalistic skills and investigation. And I was getting mentally ready to undo my 'BJP'-favoured thinkin, if you are proved right.
As the story unfolded during the day, I just could not digest and believe that N Ram could do such a 'dishonest' job. And in your TV interview, you said, "It's a developing story" with a sheepish smile. Agree. If it's a developing story, will you publish the rest of the MoD note on the same page and say 'Sorry' to people for indulging in 'yellow journalism'? YOU WILL NOT, BECAUSE YOUR agenda is different as now the people of India have figured it out.
Remember, your paper is read by the educated segment of the society. And they can see through your game, except for some die-hard fans of the Gandhi family.
I can understand the mindless uttering of Rahul Gandhi on this issue. He is justified in his own way as he is fighting a big battle for his family's survival in Indian politics. As every lie of his is getting caught before sunset, I leave it to the people of this country to decide on his fate.
But in all this, YOU STAND EXPOSED TODAY IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS POLITICAL WAR. With nowhere to go.
May the journalist in you rest in peace!
|What about emotions, all these automatic reflexes we have?
Yolande: It’s exactly the same. Fear, sadness are like the rest: a movement within you that arises and then subsides. If there is no-one to take it on, there is no fear, no sadness. There is no reaction.
Q: So where do reactions come from, according to you? Is there any way we can free ourselves from them?
Y: They come from thought. From believing that you are somebody. When this belief falls away – and it happens in a split second, you don’t need to practice it for twenty years – there is nothing but this silence, this intensity, you let it be. This new perspective is always there, this empty fullness, this silence, sometimes intense, sometimes gentle, but always constant.
It is a sensation, like a caress, a presence that never leaves you, even in the midst of action, or concentration. This omnipresent caress encompasses you, encompasses every instant and everything arising within it, prevents you from identifying with the thought, or the feeling, that arises. It is this that gives you this profound sense that there is nobody there. And it is this, this sensation that becomes sight, action… because this spontaneity, this constant sensation prevents you from being in your head. It’s the sensation that sees everything directly. And this seeing is action.
Q: Seeing is action?
Y: When you are in this flow, there is action, without a filter, without thought. You see, you feel; action, gestures, words arise spontaneously, without your having to think about them.
Q: Is it as if reality instantly responds with the appropriate gesture?
Y: You see that things happen of their own accord. There is no need to think about them… life does not need to be thought about…. just to be seen. The rest happens all on its own.
|Yesterday I had an appointment to see the urologist for a prostate exam. Of course I was a bit on edge because all my friends have either gone under the knife or had those pellets implanted.
The waiting room was filled with patients...
As I approached the receptionist's desk, I noticed that the receptionist was a large unfriendly woman who looked like a Sumo wrestler. I gave her my name...
In a very loud voice, the receptionist said,
“YES, I HAVE YOUR NAME HERE; YOU WANT TO SEE THE DOCTOR ABOUT IMPOTENCE, RIGHT?”
All the patients in the waiting room snapped their heads around to look at me, a now very embarrassed man.
But as usual, I recovered quickly, and in an equally loud voice replied,
”NO, I'VE COME TO INQUIRE ABOUT A SEX CHANGE OPERATION, BUT I DON'T WANT THE SAME DOCTOR THAT DID YOURS.”
The room erupted in applause!
DON'T MESS WITH OLD RETIRED GUYS...!!!😂🤣😂😂
|Diamond Sutra - Chapter 6 Subhuti said, “Sir, will there always be mature people who, when they hear these words, have a clear insight into the truth?”
The Buddha said, “Of course there will, Subhuti! Even thousands of years from now, there will many people who penetrate into the truth just by hearing these words and contemplating them. People like this, though they may not be aware of it, have not cultivated mental clarity as disciples of only one buddha; they have cultivated mental clarity as disciples of hundreds of thousands of buddhas. When they hear these words and contemplate them, they will see reality in a single moment, clearly, just as it is. Subhuti, the Buddha fully knows and appreciates these people as they wake up to their own true nature.
“How do they do this? Once they see reality clearly, these people never again attach to concepts of self or other. Nor do they attach to concepts of truth or non-truth. If these people’s minds attach to concepts of separate things, they will attach to concepts of self and other. If they deny the existence of things, they will still be attaching to concepts of self and other. So you should not attach to concepts of separate things, and you should not attach to the denial of separate things.
“That is why I tell people, ‘My teaching is like a raft.’ A raft is meant to get you across the sea; once you have crossed the sea, you leave the raft behind on the shore. If even correct teachings must be left behind, how much more so incorrect teachings!”
Commentary [Byron Katie]: The Buddha says that mature people will “see reality in a single moment, clearly, just as it is.” When they see reality just as it is, they immediately realize that there is no such thing as a past or a future. So the hundreds of thousands of buddhas they have studied with all exist in the present moment; these buddhas are the hundreds of thousands of unquestioned thoughts they have noticed and are noticing in their own minds. Each thought is itself; each thought is the Buddha, showing you where not to go. Love meets these illusions, these figments of the imagination, and sings the song of “Not this, not that.”
That’s why a mature disciple bows in reverence to every thought as it returns to the nothingness it came from. The Buddha’s communication in this sutra is impeccable. It is so accurate and fine-tuned that any other words are unnecessary. As I listen to Stephen reading his version to me, I find myself sitting at the Buddha’s feet. I also sit at the feet of anyone who comes to me, and I sit at the feet of a blade of grass, an ant, a speck of dust. When you realize that you are the Buddha sitting at the feet of the Buddha, you find freedom from it all. This clear mind is exquisite. There’s nothing to add or subtract. It’s always here for the student who resides within the Buddha, without a way of residing. It’s true that there is no self or other. It’s true that there is no truth or non-truth. There are no separate things, and there are no non-separate things.
There is no world outside you, and also no world inside you, because until you think there’s a “you,” you haven’t created a world. If you believe there’s a world, you have two: you and the world, and if you believe there’s no world outside yourself, you still have two. But there aren’t two. Two is a creation of the confused mind. There’s only one, and not even that. No world, no self, no substance, only awareness without a name. There aren’t any truths. There’s just the thing that is true for you in the moment.
And if you investigated that, you would lose it too. If you honor the thing that’s true for you in the moment, you live a life without problems. If you don’t honor it, you’re a walking disease. Honoring the truth is a simply matter of keeping to your own integrity. So-called universal truths fall away too. There aren’t any of those either. The last truth (I call it the last judgment) is “God is everything, God is good.” (I use the word God as a synonym for reality, because reality rules.) You could also say, “Mind is everything, mind is good.” Keep that one, if you like, and have a wonderful life.
Anything that opposes it hurts. It’s like a compass that always points toward the center. The Buddha compares his teaching to a raft that brings people from the shore of suffering to the shore of freedom. He says that that’s its only purpose. When you reach the other shore, you leave the raft behind; it would be ridiculous to strap it onto your back and carry it around as you walk. It’s the same with teachings, he says, even the clearest of them, even this sutra. I love how the Buddha undercuts his own words and leaves you with no ground to stand on.
The Work too is a raft. The four questions and the turnarounds help you move from confusion to clarity. Eventually, through practice, you no longer impose your thinking onto reality, and you can experience everything as it really is: as pure grace. At that point the questions themselves become unnecessary. They are replaced by a wordless questioning that undoes every stressful thought as it arises. It’s a way of meeting the mind with understanding. The raft has been left behind. You have become the questions; they’ve become as natural as breathing, so there’s no longer any need to ask them. When we reach the other shore, we realize that we have never left the shore we started out from.
There’s only one shore, and we are all there, though some may not have realized it yet. We think that we need to get from here to there, but there turns out to be here. It was here all along. When you sit in the state of contemplation, seeing what actually exists, excluding everything remembered or anticipated, the Buddha mind becomes apparent, and you wake up as the unborn. Peace is beyond life and death. If you really want peace, if you understand that self-inquiry goes beyond life and death, then your practice will leave you on the other shore, which turns out not to be the other but the only shore. Thoughts of a different shore were imagination, and when you recognize this, you realize that you have always been on the shore that the Buddha points to.
No raft is needed.
|I can change the rules any time.......hahaha
1. Don’t knock it ’til you try it.
2. Send Thank You cards for every act of hospitality — except another Thank You card.
3. Travel light through life. Keep only what you need.
4. Put cinnamon in your coffee, and twice as much when you miss me.
5. It’s okay to cry when you’re hurt. It’s also okay to smash things; but, wash your face, clean your mess, and get up off the floor when you’re done. You don’t belong down there.
6. If you’re going to curse, be clever. If you’re going to curse in public, know your audience.
7. Seek out the people and places that resonate with your soul.
8. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.
9. 5-second rule. It’s just dirt. There are worse things in a fast food cheeseburger.
10. Happiness is not a permanent state. Wholeness is. Don’t confuse these.
11. If you’re staying more than one night, unpack your bag.
12. Never walk through an alley.
13. Be less sugar, more spice, and only as nice as you’re able to without compromising yourself.
14. Can’t is a cop-out. Don’t want to is perfectly acceptable.
15. Hold your heroes to a high standard. Be your own hero.
16. If you can’t smile with your eyes, don’t smile. Insincerity is nothing to aspire to.
17. Never lie to yourself.
18. Your body, your rules.
19. If you have an opinion, you better know why.
20. Study your curiosities and practice your passions.
21. Ask for what you want.
22. Wish on stars and dandelions, then get to work.
23. Don’t skimp on good sheets.
24. Fall in love often. Particularly with ideas, art, music, literature, food and far-off places.
25. Fall hard and forever in love with nothing but yourself.
26. Say Please, Thank You, and Pardon Me, whenever the situation warrants it.
27. Reserve I’m sorry for when you truly are.
28. Naps are for grown-ups, too.
29. Question everything except your own intuition.
30. You have enough. You are enough.
31. You are amazing! Don't let anyone ever make you feel you are not. If someone does....walk away. You deserve better.
|What advice would you give to someone who has not experienced this radical shift?
Live life to the full. Live each moment as it arises, each desire, each impulse as it arises. Not what you think you should do, but simply what arises, what is there in the moment, now.
Do you have a goal in life? Does life have any meaning for you?
A goal? No. Meaning? None, other than to experience the powerful intensity of every moment.
Don’t you feel rather alone?
No, never. I am always experiencing something. I am never alone in this space.
And I guess you are never anxious.
Even the anxiety is in the background.
Do you feel empathy towards other people? Those around you?
Yes, I feel connected, for all this ‘I am’, all this manifestation is within me. Others don’t exist as ‘other’ but everything is part of this ‘I am’ that appears and disappears from one moment to the next within this thing.
|Running or Fucking?
That is the question
Doing any kind of exercise is excellent for your health. But, for those who still have doubts when choosing, here you will find 7 good reasons to decide between Running or Fucking.
1.- When you run, you usually go alone. If you go with someone you just want to run faster than the other.
Fucking? No. You always try to reach the goal together.
"Develops teamwork and avoids selfishness."
2.- To run you have to buy a lot of clothes that, normally, is quite expensive.
However, to fuck, just take off the one you're wearing.
As you can see, fucking "encourages saving, and avoids consumerism".
3.- To run
You have to get out of bed.
To fuck, its the opposite.
We all know that bed is better than nowhere.
Therefore while fucking,
"We exercise while we are, where we are best".
4.- Running requires great effort and gives little pleasure.
Fucking gives enormous pleasure and the effort is minimal.
So while fucking, we experience how to,
"Make the most of it with the minimum effort"
5.- After running, you end up exhausted and your knees and legs hurt.
However, after fucking, you have a smile from ear to ear!
It is clear that through fucking "we discover the joy of living"
6.- If they call you to run, you will almost never go.
Now, if they call you to fuck? ...
Ahhhhhhhh! ... Right ?!!!. You will reach on time.
It is clear, fuck "increases punctuality."
7.- Another very important reason is that after running you do not feel like repeating the race.
But, after fucking, you want to repeat again. Yes or no?!!!
So, through fucking we achieve "true interest in what is done and promotes the value of perseverance."
So the winner is a 'Fuck' anytime!