Jai Maa (Hail to the Divine Mother). Wish you a happy Datta Jayanti (birthday of Lord Dattatreya). It is auspicious to be here doing the pooja (Mohanji did the Guru paduka pooja earlier).
Guruji has asked me to speak about Datta consciousness. In one word, I can say that it is you. It is your consciousness. Lord Datta is the Trinity in one – three in one – Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. That means “Tat Twam Asi” – You are That. When you are realize that awareness that we are one – one consciousness with everything around us.
As we evolve with our human bodies, when we stop seeing differences at a certain stage, it means we have become a “human human”. When I say a “human human”, I refer to somebody who can only express compassion, kindness, selflessness, unconditional love, sharing and caring – beyond ownership, every possessiveness, every positions. That is one level of stabilization of consciousness. Only then do we actually become human beings. If we have many desires, we are still between the animal and human stages because we are still insecure.
The second stage is when you stabilize in “human human”, you then achieve the state of sainthood – “saint human”. When you say “saint human”, you are established in a state where you know that you don’t belong to anybody and nothing belongs to you. You know that you are not here to own anything from earth. You cannot own anything from earth. You can only have experiences with your relationships, positions, materials and possessions. That stabilization is called a “saint human” state.
From there, you can transcend to a “god human” state – a state where you clearly understand, recognize and experience that you are one with everything. There is nothing beyond you. You cannot see differences around you. You see only you in every atom, tree, bird, animal, person – you see only you. At that stage, you are one with the Datta consciousness. That means you are not bound by the human body (or incarnation). You are immortal. At that stage, incarnation cannot disturb you.
Incarnation also has attachments. You start believing you are this incarnation. You start believing that you are this position. Even gender, possessions, materials and relationships. Everything is your burden. At this stage, all these burdens go. You clearly understand that “I own nothing”. I can only have certain experiences from the things around me, and also some memories connected to it. When you are clear that you cannot own anything, even a memory has no value. When memory has no value, thoughts have no value. These are samadhi states. You reach levels of samadhi where thoughts cannot ruffle your mind. The mind itself loses importance. Mind itself starts collapsing. You reach a level of samadhi where mind collapses. When mind collapses, you only have consciousness. You are one with consciousness. Consciousness has three aspects – jagrut (waking), svapna (dream) and sushupti (deep sleep). That also becomes one because you cannot have three aspects. It has to be one.
From here, you transcend further. These are all samadhi states which all of us will attain at some point. Nobody can escape it. Today it may not be your reality but tomorrow it will. So it’s not that you have to lose something to reach here. You just be. To be Datta, you have to just be. Being you 100% – in one word it is called acceptance. Total acceptance of yourself. You cannot compare and you cannot change yourself. You are already this incarnation which you cannot change. Just like you cannot change the model of car once you purchase it. You change the interiors of the car to some extent but you cannot change the model itself. Similarly, you cannot change and you don’t have to change yourself. This is a clear understanding of Datta consciousness. Datta consciousness is you – being absolutely you.
And once you are clear about that, there is a very deep silence that settles in. Very deep silence – meaning nothing external disturbs you, nothing internal disturbs you. Your samsakaras, memories, impressions of things of the past, all the things which you might have collected in your existence in this life or past lives, stops disturbing you completely. Nothing disturbs you. You are in a perpetual state of silence and it has nothing to do with what you do in life. You can be a doctor, engineer, scientist, civil servant – whatever you do will have no value. It will just be an activity that you do for a living. It will be part of your appointed duty.
Apart from that, you are completely free all the time. You are witnessing and watching yourself. You perform but will have nothing to do with your performance. Your action and the result of that action is not a disturbance. No activity which is owned by you. No ownership – no disturbance. You are free. Acceptance leads to freedom. Freedom stabilizes to liberation. Liberation means nothing outside disturbs you, nothing inside disturbs you. There are no desires. Because desires are connected to mind. Mind itself is not there. Nothing is bothering you, no disturbance, absolute stillness. That is Datta consciousness.
Excerpts from a few chat conversations with Antonino Moreti (Italy). The full version could possibly appear in some Italian magazine, if it is worth it. 🙂 Anyways, this could be interesting reading for some. The tone of the discussion is friendly, casual, leisurely and certainly non-provocative. Just to introduce A.Moreti, he is a spiritual enthusiast and a theatre artist. He liked my blogs because of “its straightforwardness, clarity and honesty and above all it makes sense.” And he thought it would be “interesting” to explore the man behind those words and ideas. And we communicated briefly, a few times because of time constraints. So, what follows is only about a fourth of what we have been discussing over chat. Enjoy…
A.M: Looking into your eyes, this question wells up in my mind. Are You SHIVA?
M: Yes. I am SHIVA.
A.M: And the other beings of the universe? Who are they?
M: All are SHIVA. All are units of SHIVA. All are drops of the same ocean.
A.M: Are you sure?
M: Yes. I am sure. I am witnessing Shiva every moment. All are Shiva.
A.M. Who or what is SHIVA?
M: Shiva is beyond any definitions at all. Attempting to define Shiva would be an adventure. A real Mission Impossible. 🙂 Shiva can only be experienced and not intellectually understood. A bucket cannot contain the water of the ocean.
Shiva has two distinct identities in human understanding which blurs at times. Shiva as the Supreme Parabrahma and Shiva as a finite entity who is married to Goddess Parvathy and has children. Shiva as the house holder represents human existence, a god with wife and children, yet supremely, spiritually powerful. He is a householder and a master at the same time. Master of masters – Supreme master and Saint of all saints – Supreme Saint. He floats with time and is timeless too.
On the other hand, Shiva as the Supreme Parabrahma is formless and beyond time and space. He is the indivisible unity. This Shiva has no beginning or end. He is Parabrahma. Shiva Linga represents that Shiva. It is multi dimensional or all-dimensional. We also worship Shiva as a finite entity who is easy to get annoyed and angry (Kshipra Kopi) and also easy to please.(Kshipra Prasadi)
Here, I am talking about Shiva as Parabrahma, just the way Lord Krishna represents the Supreme in Bhagawad Gita. All identifications of such elevated consciousness are only with the Supreme formless which is beyond all dimensions. Another aspect of Shiva is Dakshinamoorthy, the knowledge incarnate. Shiva came as a “chandala”, a man of “low caste” in Indian caste system. (In reality, it is the individual combination of Gunas and the level of awareness that determines the stature of an individual, as proved here by the appearance of Shiva to Adi Shankara – and birth in a particular caste does not guarantee awareness. Krishna, Jesus, Buddha, Bhagawan Nithyananda and Shirdi Baba were not from priestly caste.). He came with four dogs to give wisdom to Adi Shankara (four dogs represent four vedas) (Dogs represent protection. Vedas are meant to protect Dharma. Protection aspect of Vedas are represented by Dogs – Eg: Dogs accompany Lord Dattatreya, the preserver of Dharma. And Lord Dattatreya is unity of Trinity. The principle of vedas accompany Him in the form of dogs. Dogs are also faithful, loyal and always alert) , Shiva as hunter (Vettakkorumakan), Hanumanji is also considered as an (amsha) essence of Shiva…So on and so forth…
A.M. In Hindu tradition – I consider Hinduism as a path, a tradition and not a religion because there are 330 Million Gods in the tradition and there are many castes and sub-castes within the tradition – Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva have equal importance. So, why only Shiva? Pardon me if this question is stupid.
M: No. The question is relevant. You are right. Hinduism is not a religion, it is a path, a tradition. There are 330 Million Gods, because 1/3 of you is God element. The soul element is the God element. Only if you worship the soul element within you, will you merge with the supreme soul, Parabrahman. Only if you recognize the soul element or God element in every being, will you be able to witness the all-pervading God who dwells in all beings. As long as we see differences, we are in ignorance. When you look around, if you only see God, you are complete. You are one with God. The path to Parabrahma is our soul. There are 330million people in the world (a centuries old rough estimate which says “33 crores”. It also implies 33% God element in every being-roughly 1/3rd.) and each person is essentially a part of God, irresepective of whether one knows it or not. So, we have 330 million Gods. If we have 7 billion population on earth today, that means we have 7 Billion Gods too. Still 33% remains constant. Plus all other beings of the universe. All are God. Everything is God. There is nothing apart from God.
This also means that one can follow and accept any God, only if it suits one’s inherent constitution. Each individual’s constitution is unique. Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva represent three aspects of the Supreme Parabrahma. That means, creation, maintenance and dissolution. They have equal importance. They all are same. All manifestations are formed out of the Supreme un-manifested. Just some variety in subtlety, but essentially the same. Supreme Un-manifested is raw energy. So, each one of the trinity are equal and equally powerful. My mention about SHIVA is SHIVA as Parabrahma, not an entity with the limited role of dissolution. In that context, Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma are one and the same. There is no trinity. There is only unity. There is only Parabrahma. Behind all manifestations is one energy. That is Parabrahma. The real source. All forms represent the formless. All forms have materialized from and will dissolve back into the formless.
A.M. What is consciousness?
M: Shiva is consciousness. Consciousness is Shiva.
A.M. So, what are we?
M: Consciousness. Shiva.
A.M. Is there any degree variation?
M: There are no degree variations. Consciousness is full and complete. But, there is degree variation in awareness. Some experience fully, some partially, some randomly and some do not experience at all. Those who constantly experience, will exist in bliss and silence, and those who seldom experience will keep talking theories, book knowledge or someone’s words. 🙂
A.M. Mohanji, I know that you have not accumulated wealth in this life and that you prefer to spend it in support of the poor and helpless. Is there anything worth nurturing in this life, apart from Spirituality?
M: Nothing is worth nurturing in this life apart from awareness. Even spirituality is not worth nurturing. Spirituality is a state, which is natural and is also an ingredient of our existence. If spirituality becomes repetitive and ritualistic, it loses its purpose. Spirituality usually intensifies and dilutes as per the circumstance and necessity. Spirituality happens to all, sooner or later, because it is related to spirit, the same energy that runs our life! 🙂 So, whether we nurture it or not, it will happen.
Usually, people access spirituality only when helplessness is at its peak. When there is nowhere else to go, we turn to God. This is human nature. There is nothing worth nurturing external to us. We will have to leave everything behind when we leave, including wealth and relationships.
AWARENESSS is the only aspect within us that is worth nurturing. Awareness that we nurture grows with us, through lifetimes. It is worth nurturing. Awareness is our connectivity into consciousness, ability to ‘plug in’ at will. Just like we grow from class to class, year by year, we grow in awareness through life times. As awareness grows, higher consciousness becomes accessable. It has always been available, but, until we have the faculty to access the higher consciousness, we cannot enjoy it. Awareness is the path that helps us reach higher realms of consciousness. In order to cross the mighty ocean of duality and reach the realm of non-dual consciousness, we need the help of higher awareness. It is worth investing in. It is the only thing worth investing in and it is purely an internal matter. Nothing external, even your external Guru, can only direct you to your internal Guru. Guru helps to remove your ignorance or Maya, by showing the light of wisdom. But, it is your increased awareness that makes you realize who you actually are!
A.M. What practice helps develop higher awareness?
M: Witnesshood. (Sakshi Bhav) Being in NOW.
A.M. What is real wealth?
M: That which can be carried with you when you die. That wealth is awareness. Only awareness. This is why meditation is important. Contemplation on truth is important. Right understanding is important. Death cannot remove awareness from you. Awareness travels with the soul along with other samskaaras and unfulfilled desires, when it sheds the body. Death snatches everything else away from an existence. So, the only thing that is worth striving for, is awareness. Awareness happens from within. Money and wealth is always existing outside of you. It is certainly good for terrestrial existence. You can take only what is within you, at the time of death. That means, only what is close to the soul can be taken by the soul. Body and everything outside of the body must be left behind. We must be aware of this truth always.
A.M: How do we know that awareness is growing in us?
M: Usual expression of higher awareness is decreased dependancy on everything outside of you. We will automatically distance ourselves from greed, selfishness, anger, dissatisfaction with what we have and craving for what we do not have, perpetual sadness, jealousy, competition with one another, comparisons, inertia and accumulation oriented-ness etc; and we spontaneously shift to selflessness, kindness, compassion, Unconditional Love…. Self-sufficiency and happiness with or without a thing, anything, is a clear sign of increased awareness. Having everything and not needing anything is real richness. Real richness is a state of mind. That is when nothing outward attracts us anymore. Of course, even while awareness increases, samskaaras, still in-built in our nature, continue to express forth. But our dependency level will change. We start to lead a liberated existence. In such an existence, a particular ritual, meditation, manthra, chanting or anything that usually makes us feel happy or comfortable will not be a necessity anymore. We will not be bound by anything. No habits bind us. We stay liberated from within. Such a person can walk any path, do anything – but nothing will touch him nor will he become dependent on it. If these aspects of higher awareness are practiced consciously, awareness will grow automatically. So, reversal also works! 🙂 That is, when we consciously practice the visible terrestrial signs of higher awareness, it will eventually lead to higher awareness.
A.M. Mohanji, I like your style, your clarity and if I may, straight to the point approach. Tell me, how do we gain that clarity?
M: Simple. Be me. Be my consciousness. Simply – BE.
A.M. What is knowledge?
M: Just an intellectual requirement.
A.M. Does knowledge exist?
M: Apart from you? NO. Apart from you? YES.
A.M. I do not understand.
M: You are knowledge incarnate. Everything is within you. So, knowledge does not exist apart from you. You are knowledge incarnate, yet your intellect fails to recognise that and seeks knowledge outside of you, using your senses. This is highly limited. Too much of limitations. One has lots of food at home; good quality food. Yet, he prefers to go out and eat from the street. The beautiful ocean within us goes unrecognized and the small pool outside is appreciated. It takes lots of awareness to recognize what lies within you, instead we try to find happiness outside of us. So, in the context of intellect, Yes, knowledge is outside of you. So, while the very truth is “NO” as all knowledge is within you; while in terms of Maya, it is – “YES”.
A.M. Understood. So, what exists outside of us?
A.M. Then why is this illusion? Why is this drama?
M: Just multiple expressions of Maya. Maya at work! Multiple expressions of Duality. Relativity at work.
A.M. I agree. When everything boils down, when all waves subside, the still ocean remains.
M: Absolutely. And the ocean itself is Maya, if you are witnessing the ocean from outside. If you recognize that you are the ocean yourself, then, it would be just a realization – Aham Brahmasmi! There is no “me” . There is nothing apart from me. 🙂 There is nothing to “know”.
A.M. Ah! WOW! You said it so simply. That is a profound truth indeed!.
M: This is the same truth that all the saints and yogis have told us ever since time began. This information is nothing new. 🙂
A.M. Mohanji, it is a week since we communicated. I have been assimiliating what you discussed with me so far.
M: And did you finally realize that it is all a bunch of crap? 🙂
A.M. 😮 On the contrary, I feel this would be useful for the generations to come.
M: 😮 Do not worry about generations to come. We have no real control on the future. There will be others to guide the generations to come. We have only NOW to consider. Is it useful NOW? Yes? Then it is worth it.
A.M. My cousin Liz says she is in love with you. She wants to marry you. 😮
M: HA HA. What a joke! Anyways, I am happily married indeed, in the terrestrial terms! But sure, Liz is certainly welcome to marry my consciousness. 🙂 That is the real me. It is worth it as it is permanent. As a human being, I do not “exist”. And this body is temporary, fragile and highly perishable. All are welcome to marry my consciousness. 🙂 16008 women married Krishna’s consciousness and attained liberation. Consciousness is eternal. Through my consciousness, I can have many “wives”, beyond gender, space and time. 🙂 Moreover, terrestrial marriage is usually a deep entanglement, and often it leads to jealousy and kind of ownership, unless higher awareness and lack of expectation is developed from deep within. Marriage should never be based on boredom, escapism, expectation and infatuation, in terrestrial terms. Marriage should always be purpose-bound; two people coming together for a larger purpose in existence which leads to perfect fulfillment of joint karmic agenda. And I believe Liz is at least 40 years older than me – so it is important for her to marry my consciousness before it is too late? 🙂
A.M. HA HA…. What is marriage for you?
A.M. Completion of?
M: Journey. Completion in Life. Completion of a Karmic life, objectively speaking.
A.M. Mohanji, what is your religion?
M: Religion of Love. All other religions are just barriers, walls. I only believe in Unconditional Love beyond all human barriers.
A.M. Mohanji, how do you handle three or more distinctly different planes of existence equally? A. Professional B. Spiritual C. Charity D. Family E. Socio-commercial and never mix them ever? Where do you get so much energy from? Don’t you get tired?
M: This is simple. We are everything. We are a father, husband, son, boss, servant, social being, commercial being etc etc. When you operate, be extremely objective. Do not blur between tasks. And do not procrastinate. JUST DO IT. Work should be considered as sacred – as worship. If we know what we are doing, and if our mind is firm on our activity of the moment without oscillation, time is aplenty. Procrastination saps a lot of time from our lives and leaves us tired and inefficient. People think a lot and avoid all actions and later complain that life is not treating them well or is worthless! I fail to understand them. 🙂 🙂 Lastly, I have never been afraid to walk alone. I do not understand the meaning of the word FEAR! Fear paralyzes us and marries or binds us with forceful inaction. I believe in truthful action where fear has no existence. When you love what you do, when your life is purposeful, there will not be any tiredness, or boredom. Tedium is a by-product of having to do what you do not enjoy doing. I enjoy what I do. I do not get tired. My path is clear and life is purpose-bound. I am a passionate man. 🙂
A.M. Important Question: What is Shaktipat?
M: 🙂 Important Answer: Read my past blogs. 🙂
A.M. Seriously, Mohanji, I would like a precise answer from you. I have read what you have said earlier. I want to give something more precise to the world. You could do that through me? 🙂
M: Whatever I ever gave is precise. Shaktipat is the infusion of a higher energy into the often static lower energy planes in existence. The higher energy activates everything dormant. It brightens up the cells and rejuvenates the existence. It removes blockages and also changes or upgrades the frequency of the receiver.
A.M. What about Pranapath and Shivapath?
M: Theory is the same. Intensity is different and effect is different. How does a stone become a deity? When the prana or the power of the deity is infused into the stone in a ritualistic manner, the stone becomes God. Likewise, we are stones of existence or at least stone-like, often insensitive and unresponsive. 🙂 Please do not take me wrong – no arguements please. 😮 Just understand the context, the example, in its light. I am not calling men – stones. So, when matter gets life, it becomes an entity. Likewise, through Shaktipat, we rejuvenate and re-vitalise the life force which elevates the receivers. It takes them to higher dimensions. It changes their inner software. There are different manthras and methods for installing different deities, right? Likewise, there are differences in the energy levels and capacities of each. Each person gets only what he/she can handle. What happens when a 20 watt bulb gets a 1000 watt infusion? Just for argument’s sake, what happens when a normal human womb receives the soul of an Avatar?(It is highly unlikely) The womb will not be able to hold that soul for long. The womb will burst. Of course, an avatar always chooses the right mother to deliver it; the entity who is powerful enough to bring forth an avatar. I am describing this only for understanding’s sake. Natural frequency of an individual is never violated when Shaktipat is delivered. This is why outstanding results are recorded from around the world.
All of us have our set of blockages as we have our levels of awareness. Shaktipat shifts the level of consciousness in an individual, burning the karmas that are blocking the way and removing blockages in multiple levels such as Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, Spiritual, so on and so forth. Who will be benefited the most from Shaktipat? Those who are open and receptive. Receptivity makes all the difference. Some people come with a closed mind and complain that they felt nothing. Such people blame me as ineffective and will never accept that they were not open to receiving the Shaktipat. 🙂 Human nature!
A.M. We in Europe are a bit addicted to Lineage. 🙂 Does lineage of a Guru matter?
M: In the family of a legend, can you expect a similar prodigy in each generation? Most of our past Great Masters just happened or appeared from nowhere. They shone bright just because of their stature. A Guru might be of high calibre. It does not mean that any of his disciple are of his calibre. Likewise, look at the whole Datta tradition, individuals became prominant because of their stature. So, stature is more important. Spiritual Stature. Pedigree cannot guarantee stature. It can only guarantee status. Often people mistake status for stature. Status may get us name, position and fame. But, stature has got to be acquired through lifetimes of spiritual practice. Who cared about the lineage of Adi Shankara, Vyasa, Vasishta, Shirdi Sai Baba? Everyone respected their stature. So, stature has much more value than status, pedigree or lineage. Lineage only tells about the path, and perhaps guarantees status; but can never guarantee stature.
A.M. Mohanji, A funny question – Are you real? I often feel that you are not real, that you do no exist.
M: 🙂 It is not a funny question. It is a good question. No. I am also an illusion. I do not exist.
A.M. How can I gain clarity?
M: Shift in consciousness brings forth the corresponding clarity.
A.M. How can there be differences? How can there be high and low?
M: There are no highs and lows in the absolute sense. There are only variations in vision and awareness. Physical manifestations or representations are only expressions of relativity. How can there be high without a low? How can relativity be expressed without duality?
A.M. Relativity confuses….
M: HA HA.. Answer lies within the question itself. Go beyond relativity – confusion ends there. 🙂
A.M. How long will you work in the highly competitive commercial world or among the pretensions and the heavy gross?
M: As long as this heart beats, I will work, but perhaps not in the highly competitive commercial world of profits and pretensions. I am proving a point here. We can operate in contradicting worlds with equal ease and effortlessness, if we have the will to. We can remain pure in all worlds if you choose to. Escapism is not a solution. Be at home where ever we are. Environment does not matter. Our deepest determination and will matters. And spirituality is not only for saints. It is accessible to all, it is inherent in all. Renunciation is a state of mind. You need not go to Himalayas for that.
A.M. Mohanji, we cannot have enough of you.
M: I thought the world is fed up of me. 🙂 Mohanji is not a person. It is a continuation. It is a constitution or a constellation. It is consciousness. It will always exist, even after this body goes back to where it came from.
A.M. How are you today Mohanji? You were not well, last week
M: Consciousness is the same. Body keeps floating up and down. 🙂
A.M. Mohanji, what do you see in people, when you address large gathering? Their body, soul or karma?
M: I see SHIVA. All are Shiva. All are expressions of myself, just acting out individual karmas. No differences between one and the other.
A.M. Between man and woman too?
M: What has gender got to do with it? All are same. What is the gender of the soul? What is the gender of Parabrahma, the supreme soul?
A.M. Then why does Hindu religion have Gods and Goddesses? Why does Shiva have a wife? Why do you have a wife too?
M: HA HA 🙂 A. Everything are reflections of Parabrahma. All are one. B. Duality is the prime expression of relativity. So, there is two. “One” represents unity. There is nothing apart from one. Two represents relativity – You and Me. When you and me unite, we become one – Unity. Shiva is the energy aspect while Parvati is the material aspect. Expressions become complete when they unite. But, essentially, man is an extension or woman and vice versa. Shiva is also Ardha Nariswara (Man and woman in one) I have married because this completes this soul’s journey too. Womanhood is sacred. Woman is mother. This is why we worship woman.
A.M. Your answers amaze me. So, all Gods and Goddesses are one?
M: Essentially one. All Gurus are one too. All knowledge is one. You are Unity. When you work through the body that you have rented for the time being, you feel divided from the Father. When you return the body to earth, you unite back again with your Father. We have attributed tasks and purposes to Gods and Goddesses. They represent that task. We have created deities based on certain systems, worship methods and certain mathematical calculations. If there are changes in that, there will be changes in deities too. There are Mulamanthras for each deity – the root manthra. The root sustains the deity. The root manthra maintains its attributed strength. There is nothing apart from ONE. What ever is apart from ONE is Illusion, Maya.
A.M. Did you ever fear that people may not understand you?
M: No. I never had any insecurity and will never have. I do not keep any agenda.
A.M. What is FEAR for you?
M: Illusion. Fear does not exist.
A.M. Do you have any fears?
A.M. Even the loss of the near and dear ones?
M: I have already experienced the loss of near and dear ones in this life. I know how it feels.
A.M. What actually is terrestrial life?
M: Terrestrial life is only about various experiences.
A.M. When you look at the world, what do you see?
M: A Divine Comedy or Errors. HA HA
A.M. Life is comedy or errors for you?
M: Yes. It is a grand joke. I laugh at the seriousness of people. All are grumpy and serious. People are tired and wrinkled. HA HA 🙂 People are afraid to laugh – as if their teeth will fall off. HA HA With all that seriousness, they will die and go. What do they gain? I always laugh at life. There is nothing to be serious about here. It is indeed a comedy of errors. There is only this moment at our disposal. We do not even know our morrows. Then why worry at all?
A.M. Why errors?
M: Errors due to wrong identifications. Such as people think I am Mohan. I am Mohan for this world. I am not just Mohan. When I die, this body will be called Mohan’s body. People think they are their mind or intellect. Even that is not true. A philosopher said “I think therefore I am”. So, what about him when he does not think – such as, in deep sleep state? Just look around. You can see wrong identifications all over. People believe they are something else and behave accordingly. HA HA
A.M. Last question. What is your real name? Why do you use Para Brahma as your FB name?
M: HA HA. 🙂 My official name is P.K.Mohan. P – family name and K – name of my Grand father. It is still my official name. Mohanji is the name that is used in the spiritual circle. This was initiated by a saint. And he started calling me Mohanji first and everyone followed afterwards. Mohan is the name and “Ji” is a respectful way of addressing. I do not call myself Mohanji. HA HA.
Moreover, I always sign off as “M” because the alphabet “M” usually has no value by itself. It needs something more, some more alphabets to gain meaning. So, I am just an alphabet, meaningless by itself, transitory, temporary and momentary. I keep myself as insignificant as I can. I have used the name Para Brahma in my Face Book page because, that is the mirror that I am showing to the world. Parabrahma is unity. Two words Para and Brahma cannot exist as duality. They must merge into one. It exists as an illusion. It must merge and is always merged as an entity. Secondly, it is a reminder as to who you are and where you belong to. You are Parabrahma and you belong there. Parabrahma is the Father, from whom all dualities have originated. So, this might tell you that we all are one and there is no duality amongst us and what ever we see as duality is just a grand illusion. So, the concept is the same as applying sacred ash on our forhead. Ash is where we came from and ash is where we will return to. We are just a handful of ash in reality. The ash on the forehead is a reminder. It teaches humility. Likewise, I used that name to remind who you are and what you think you are now. Two words represent duality, truth and illusion. I exist beyond all these.
Q: What is the difference between a true Avatar and a normal birth?
A: The difference is in Dharma and Karma. An Avatar takes a physical birth for a dharmic purpose. A normal birth is a birth for a karmic purpose. Liberated souls thus take human form for upholding the Dharma (duty and truth) without any karmic binding. They wait and choose the right wombs at the right time. Higher souls happen as mothers and fathers to bring forth such an Avatar to earth. Many liberated souls take birth to aid the Avatar in accomplishing His task. The very life of an Avatar becomes the message for generations to come. An Avatar operates on pure consciousness, without emotions or attachments. He or She just goes about doing the appointed purpose, objectively, without inhibitions. Liberated souls come back only for the higher purpose of upholding Dharma, or imparting wisdom which will in turn help uphold Dharma.
Q: The death of an Avatar means?
A: When an Avatar leaves the body, it just means a shift from limitedness to unlimitedness. It means He need not operate from a limited body state anymore, but will operate from that of unlimited super conscious state. Physical death is only a shift. It has no further value. Physical body is a severe limitation to a liberated soul. It is like a bird inside a cage. Even if the cage is made of Gold, a cage is a cage and the imprisoned bird has no value for the material out of which the cage is made. It stays to operate because it has appeared for a purpose. It must stay on, until the mission is accomplished. It does. And it leaves as effortlessly as it arrived, smiling and without any attachments.
Q: Attachments make a being karmic?
A: Emotions related to Attachments make a being karmic. When an Avatar operates, it is impossible for emotions to creep in. An Avatar does not slip from dharmic to karmic existence. He always operates dharmically and for a higher purpose. He operates in perfect equanimity. He is purpose-bound and can never deviate from it. Emotions are displayed because the human frame cannot be insensitive. However, emotions do not bind an Avatar. Effortlessness is a symbol of their stature. Handling hardships with a smile unintentionally displays their true stature.
Q: How can we recognize a higher soul?
A: Primarily through His expressions. You can know Him and understand Him, only if He chooses to display Himself. Many high souls walk the Earth, hidden from the Human ken. That is why many liberated Masters remain invisible. They are indeed performing their higher Dharma, relentlessely, without expectations, away from the public eye. This is also perfection in their sadhana ( spiritual practice ). This selfless service is the ultimate spiritual practice for them.
Q: What exactly is The Shift?
A: Shift in human consciousness.
Q: Is the shift bound to happen?
A: It is already happening. Look at the pace of your own life now. You are moving so fast, the time for procrastination has reduced tremendously. The time to think or brood is very less. Dis-illusionment is more because many cannot cope with the pace of our existence. Existence is pushing us to be in the present, in the NOW. Our earlier generation had much more space and time and were not compelled to make as many “reports” as we do now. Look at the difference in attitudes. Either you are pushed to operate emotionally (and that means react constantly), or you are pushed to go within. You have only two choices in today’s world; either to play or get out of the ground. Those who have the eligibility, the will to hold on to the ladder and move higher up, can withstand the time. Those who cannot, will fall and get sucked by the whirlpool. They may not come back to the same place. Whirlpools always leave the matter elsewhere. Matter is bound to be re born; yet, at a different location and a different time. Those who can catch the vibrations well will operate in the present and get elevated to higher consciousness based on simplicity, purity and truth. Their awareness level will increase. The grosser will perish. The subtler will survive. This is the shift of consciousness.
Q: In simple terms, what is higher and lower consciousness?
A: One who perpetually operates from the realms of Unconditional Love, possesses higher consciousness. He is selfless, kind, truthful and unattached to his actions. One who perpetually operates in the realms of selfishness, “I” ness, possessiveness, ownership, Greed, Fear, etc. operates from the lower consciousness. The operating levels declare the stature of the being.
Q: When does the True Love blossom in the heart of a seeker?
A: When detachment happens. Love will be for the sake of love. Love will become truly unconditional. True beauty of existence can be witnessed only through the divine sight or through the third eye. The more you operate through your third eye, you can only witness the grandeur and beauty of the creation and the Creator. You cannot see imperfection. The eyes that witness imperfection are the regular eyes, combined with regular mind. A being of higher awareness can only see perfection in the whole universe. “That what is beyond, is perfect. This, the limited, is perfect. When limitedness gets dissolved, only the grand perfection remains in its unlimited form.”
Q: Who makes do’s and don’t?
A: Limited mind.
Q: What creates Samskaaras?
A: Habits. Usually, habits are emotional in nature. Repetitive action creates attachment to action.
Q: What is ego?
A: Do er ship. The feeling that you are the “doer”.
Q: What creates attachment?
A: Everything. Any thought, word, action along with emotion creates binding and attachment.
Q: Who is our real friend; true friend?
A: Your Self; Your own Soul. Nobody is more closer to you than your soul.
Q: Who is our worst enemy?
A: Yourself. Nobody can destroy you as much as you yourself can do. You can be “defeated” and “killed” only if you choose to. You can be liberated from everything if you choose to. It depends on what you choose. Your worst enemy and best friend is yourself. All others are secondary. So, how can we blame others for our weakness, or our fall?
Q: What is celibacy?
A: It is a state of mind. It is a level of awareness. It is detachment in action.
Q: Can sex deter from the path of liberation?
A: No. Need to have sex, is a deep-rooted samskaara. Avoiding it is escapism. Over indulgence is attachment. Attachment is bondage. Equanimity in sex will never deter liberation. Even amrut (celestial nectar) in excess can work as a poison to its consumer. Escapism only postpones an inevitable action to a later date. It never eradicates the seed of that action. It is more appropriate to go through the action, if you have to, rather than keeping it suppressed, what ever the action is. Every thought, word and action has the potential to create your destiny. Hence, everything that you experience today, has been voluntarily created by yourself at some point of your multiple existence. There is no point in comparing, complaining or postponing. Acceptance and ownership, in that aspect, will reduce your agony. Postponement will only harbor heaviness due to non-action. This is not only about sex, but everything related to life. A society-bound man, fearing a tarnished reputation, often lives in pretension. This only brings him back again and again to this terrestrial existence. At least one day of unpretentious living is much more important than a life time of pretentious existence.
Q: Can liberation be a reality?
A: Indeed, but that depends on the seeker’s attitude. You get what you deserve. Guru appears at the right moment, when the disciple is ripe and ready for him. You detach from a true Guru when expectations creep in. True Gurus consistently destroy the tendency of expectation in their disciples. Unripe disciples fall. They get dis illusioned and walk away to more predictable Masters. True Gurus are unpredictable. They do not conform to the regular expected norms of the society. Expectation is the biggest treason. All are prone to its lure. Expectations alienate minds. They build boundaries, create traffic jams and road blocks. Expectations create calamities. They shrinks the heart chakra and the ability to express your true nature, which is to love without expectations. Expectations make love conditional. Expectations take away the real flavor of life. Expectations even destroy, at times. So, liberation depends on the seeker’s attitude and ability to move from moment to moment without expectations, as a gliding fluid, completely present in the present, operating through the vehicle of unconditional love, selflessly, and with commitment to the truth, until he/she realizes that there is no distance between the seeker and the sought. The seeker then merges with the sought.
Q: Can you recommend me some books for this purpose?
A: Books cannot take you to liberation. Reading also amounts to doing. Through doing, none can get enlightened. Only through beingness can one get enlightened. Beingness is a perpetual state. Beingness is existence in awareness. This cannot be achieved through books. Books can explain you what beingness could be, as an intellectual understanding. It can also limit you, because you will start expecting similar results, in your own spiritual practice. Expectation binds and takes away the beauty of experience, especially if your perception or expectation of a result does not match the reality. There should be deliberate attempt to limit doingness and shift to beingness. It can be achieved effortlessly, by just deciding to operate in the present always. By deliberately bringing your mind to every thought, word and action. By having presence of mind, along with sincere practice of expressing unconditional love and gratitude, against all odds. This will lead to beingness. Perpetual beingness will necessarily lead to liberation.
There are some books that help your clarity and awareness. Some of them are: The Bhagawad Gita, Autobiography of a Yogi, Sai Satcharitha, Chidakasha Gita, etc. Too much knowledge is heaviness. It also deepens your ego emotion. When knowledge becomes a burden, it slows down your spiritual progress. Less luggage, more comfort. This is the fundamental truth of existence.
Q: What is the least I can do to remain spiritual?
A: Love Unconditionally. Serve Unconditionally. Let all your relationships be beyond conditions and expectations.
Q: What is right and what is wrong in spirituality?
A: Nothing. Everything just is.
Q: Do you agree with the way the world goes now?
A: I agree. What more can an individual do, against the mighty collective consciousness of a generation? I am far too small to create a mighty wave of change. Man gets what he deserves. So, I agree. Resistance means agony. So, I agree.
Q: Why do friends part?
A: When combined karmic agenda ends, people part. When it begins, people meet or come together. The same applies to marriage, partnerships, love affairs, etc. People need common karmic agenda to be together. It can never happen otherwise.
Q: Mohanji, I am having sleepless nights.
A: Dylan, Me too. I have not “slept” since ages. Why do we need sleep? Sleep from what? There is only one reality, one Truth. Lets rather remain awake to that reality or truth. I believe you are on the right track.
Q: Why didn’t you call me? Why didn’t you wake me up?
A: I have always called you, since generations. How come you never heard my call? Well – Who has actually listened to my calls? I tried to wake you up many times, but, you chose to sleep. I respect your choice. I am available. Using me is your discretion. I bring light to you. Choosing light or darkness is your discretion. Your decision does not affect the light nor does it affect the darkness. Those who witness light in darkness, remain in light always.
Time evolved man. Man evolved time. Man’s very existence became related to time. He forgot his true state of timelessness. He forgot his true nature. Man became another species on earth, detached from the “Father”. A vulnerable species. His basic existence revolved around his emotions, feelings, impressions and ego. He reduced his divine stature, to the stature of his own mind. He looked at the world through his own eyes, as he steadily lost his capacity to look at the world through his soul. Then began the long and winding journey of explorations of himself and the deep quest to find himself. Man’s search for himself continued through time and existence in various times. To find himself, man wandered through lands and oceans. Time after time, drop by drop, his consciousness evolved. Thus, we reached the study of evolution of consciousness of man. This is the story of the Original Man.
The evolution Theory
Dr.Charles Darwin said that man evolved into his current state from the Ape. Let it be so. No arguments. Darwin contributed a lot in molding the mind of the 20th century man. He, along with Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud, sowed great imaginations into the minds of 20th century men and influenced the thought process of the entire generation, thus changing the course of history and thought pattern of the modern man. Respecting the contributions of Charles Darwin, especially in making people think differently, let us look at the evolution theory objectively.
If liberation, as we spiritual seekers feel, is the reason for existence, why did we reincarnate again and again? Why this tedious process of trial and error? Well, one cannot reach the highest class without going through the lower classes. That’s the answer. In that case, we have to agree that God has been experimenting with beings with lower consciousness, allowing them time and space to reach His consciousness by themselves. If this is true, then, the old Vedic principle of “Nethi” “Nethi”, or “Not That” “Not That”, becomes more relevant. The Guru never taught the truth to the disciple; instead, he just gave hints. The student meditated on those hints and came back to the master asking if his finding is the final knowledge. The master would just say “Not That”. The student went back and contemplated further. Thus, with the aid of nature and sheer contemplation into himself and his own existence, he would eventually reach his own soul. When the student culminates his search on his own soul and from there to God-consciousness, he would never go back to his Master. Till then, he kept going back asking the same question and receiving the same answer – “Not That”. So, if we follow the theory of evolution of man from uni-cellular being to the super conscious being, our consciousness has taken ages to reach here. This is quite a possibility. Right?
The Devolution Theory
If we contemplate on the fall of man – God created man in his own image. This means, with all the power and potential of God Himself. Let’s call him Adam. We must consider a few things here. God is formless. God is omnipresent. God is not prone to emotions. God has unlimited intelligence. God exists in super conscious state. God can multiply Himself at will. God expresses Himself through all materials. God creates, maintains and dissolves all materials from Himself into Himself. So, Adam should have all those powers. But the difference here is, Adam is made up of elements while God is consciousness. Adam is matter, even if the identification is temporary. God is pure energy. That difference became too expensive for Adam. God operates through His consciousness and Adam operates through his mind and intellect. Heavy limitation. But, when God created Adam, He also gave him the potential to realize his true stature by installing the three (subtle energy meridians branching out throughout the etheric body) and a three-and-a-half-coiled Serpent (Kundalini) near the root chakra (energy centre at the bottom of the spine). The serpent always sleeps and that allows Adam to believe that he is the limited body. When the serpent is awakened, and especially when it moves, he experiences strange sensations happening to him. He often becomes helpless, emotional, vulnerable, erratic… So, in order to feel control over himself and the space outside of him, he had unconsciously allowed the serpent to sleep. Therefore, the theory of devolution amounts to the fall of Adam from his original stature of “God Man” ( Man who had the potential and power of his Creator) to that of ordinary Man, who is close to animals in stature.
The male Adam wanted a female body as his companion because he saw animals procreating and his identifications naturally drifted to that of animals. He was indeed more superior than animals, but, he had nothing to compare himself with. At least not anything higher than himself. So, he asked for Eve. He had the power to create Eve at will. Some species still possess that power. When all the beings of that species becomes one gender, some of them convert themselves into the other gender to help continue the species. This is usual with certain amphibians – frogs, etc. Since Adam was superior to amphibians and since he had the power of God, he created Eve. Actually Adam did not realize that He had the power to create as many as himself at Will, because that’s the way God creates. With creation, his Kundalini also got awakened. When Kundalini started moving through his chakras, strange emotions started to surge and spurt out. Sexual Desire was the most powerful of them all. Thus, as Kundalini moved through the earth (Root Chakra) and pierced the Water element (Swadhishtana Chakra), he could not control his sexual urge anymore. The call of the elements and the surging Kundalini, the serpent, tilted Adam. He ate the forbidden fruit. He procreated with Eve. He started feeling “naked”. He fell in consciousness, from the supreme consciousness of God and creation at will, to a lower consciousness of having to procreate to keep the species going. The fall was from unlimited super consciousness to limited consciousness associated with his body, mind and intellect.Thus he reduced himself to the nature of elements, or, in other words, the nature of animals, and inherited all the associated woes. The fall of consciousness happened there. Body, which is made out of elements, had to be re-created through procreation, not will. Man lost the power to conglomerate raw energy into matter and thus create another man. Consciousness fell to the level of animals. Then, through Generations, with the help of many masters and evolved souls, man started climbing up, step by step, to the highest of consciousness. It was a difficult process. It was an uphill task, especially as he had to fight his basic, inherited primal nature and grow in consciousness, while the primal nature always lurked behind. Nature and environment intensified the fall. He slipped again and again. Ignorance shrouded the truth. He lost his direction. He forgot his way back home. He lost his destination. God patiently waited. He allowed the time for his son to find his way home because God has always been existing in timelessness. Man played with Maya (worldly illusion). Maya played with Man.
The Territorial Man
As the consciousness fell, man became territorial, like animals. He started guarding his territory, property and people. He became possessive and vengeful. He guarded his territory and, whenever he could, he tried to expand his territory. “Dissatisfaction” got written in bold letters on his forehead. Man could never satisfy himself. He came back again and again, to further satisfy his ever-growing desires. Ignorance helped here. He always lost his memories of his bizarre quests and thus repeated them, basking in his ignorance. He asked many questions, to himself and to others, which were just expressions of his confusion, but never lived the true answers. He kept avoiding truth for the available tangible delusion or Maya.
The Greedy Man
Man fell to greed and extreme possessiveness, associated with ignorance of his true nature. Along with defined territory, power happened. Power bred greed for more. Possessions were displayed in tangible formats, such as Gold, Precious stones, captive women for pleasure or many wives, many captivated animals, many soldiers, etc. Man collected trophees to prove his one-up-man-ship to others about his own status. The vacuum created by loss of stature was filled with greed for social status. He groomed himself to do anything to make money, attain power, and enhance his social status. His society also blindly supported material success, ignoring the crimes behind the unlimited money.
The Saintly Man
There have been detached beings in every society, who could have anything, but needed nothing. When money, power, wealth and women lured the average man, these people stayed afloat in the social existence, unaffected, like a lotus flower above the water. Even when they were standing in knee-deep mud of existence, they expressed beauty and shine of divine on the surface. Early kings were advised by such saints. They advised the kings to rule the country based on Dharma or basic noble duty. Their advice kept the kings grounded, pious and their subjects at peace and harmony. They sowed unconditional love on the paths of existence of the kings as well as their subjects. They said, “where ever all people are not protected without discrimination, where ever mothers cannot feel safe, where ever children cannot play without fear, where ever power is not used to help and save the poor and hungry, where ever animals are not protected, where ever trees and plants are not respected, where ever life is not respected and nurtured, disease and decay will happen. Downfall and destruction will take place.”
The Business Man
Man learned to wield power effectively. Power and Control. Power was the key. Control was the method. Fear was the tool. As the time evolved, the duel between the positive and negative continued in every mind. The saints were discarded and the glitter-bitten kings chose business men as their kins and advisors. They believed in profits. They believed in time equated with profits. Time will never be spent for free ever again. Time will be spent, provided there are gains. Life became transactional. Relationships became transactional. Love became conditional. Rule became profit based. Power was with the business men. They also started creating rulers. Wars happened to satisfy the greed of man. Weapon manufacturers became the ones who decide the future of societies and countries. People assassinated people. People tortured and killed people. People were exploited. Everything was camouflaged and done in the name of religion and dharma!!! Man fell further and further in consciousness. His consciousness became demonic. Some people who lost everything in the bargain, had nothing further to lose and started rising up in consciousness. Higher masters held their hand and helped them to walk the wounded path. Some struggled and fell disillusioned. Some clung on to the faith and survived. The business man thought he is having the last laugh. But that was an illusion too. Time after time, the new replaced the old and the more cunning survived. They insensitively ravaged their very seat of power – The Mother Earth. The Mother watched the whole show in tears, helplessly. On her chest, men killed men, destroyed property and dug deep holes into the very existence of future generations. Greed for profits spilled the very guts of the Mother Earth. It imbalanced her very existence. Greed continued and profits justified all aberrations of man kind.
The Family Man
Man shrunk. He became family oriented and started shrinking to responsibilities only related to his immediate family. His territory became his family. He became reasonably selfish. His whole world became himself and his family. This narrow mindedness and insensitiveness about others, glued his consciousness to the limits of his family. Poor man. Every blow in the harmony of his family affected his heart deeply. Expectations killed him. He often died heart broken.
The Social Man
The social man was a bit better. He also cared for his society and the poor and down trodden. Karl Marx provided wind to his wings and 20th century saw the fertile imaginations of many social people taking flights and organizing revolutions. Their intentions were good. They cared for people. Maybe only people. Still, it was better than gross insensitiveness and inertia. Yet, every society consists of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Each carved his own dimension into the social structure. In all these times, those who slipped into higher consciousness or those who could see beyond the box and dared to talk about what they see, were assassinated or eradicated. As human beings, we always despised those who chose to be different. We loved to burn challengers of our beliefs. We hated to think differently. We chose continuity of thoughts and beliefs. We have always been afraid of changes. Thus, the society killed Socrates, Jesus and many others, who were different and had the ability to show the light of higher consciousness, to the average man. We can be proud of our tenacity to stick to our path!!!
Society created Do’s and Don’ts. The society also created morality and acceptable code of conduct. Some society even created rigid morality and severe punishments for those who dis obeyed. Men started to pretend. Pretensions became the acceptable mode of existence. Pretensions entangled men further to social bindings. Some people live their whole life on pretensions and waste it completely. They pretend happiness, they pretend love, they pretend care, they pretend benevolence, they pretend spirituality, they pretend knowledge etc. Eventually, when they have to meet the reality, they would have already lost their life. This sad story gets repeated in every society, to many people. Yet, people refuse to get real and resort to their pretensions to gain social acceptance. Those few who dare to walk alone, stays liberated, despite social persecutions. Pretension is one thing that is definitely anti-spiritual.
Society created morality for the middle class. The rich and the poor had nothing to do with it. The middle class contains the most pretenders too. They are neither rich, nor poor. Since by nature, with erect spine, man likes to look above his eye level, they try to be what they are not. ( If you ask a child to write on the wall, he will write above his eye level. This is the nature of man) The more the morality, the more are violations too. Along with violations, gross suppressions also happen. Suppressions lead to restlessness. Social restlessness leads to calamities and revolution. Thus, the ignorance of man, combined with no effort to keep the hygiene of the inner world, makes our society a filthy alley.
The Cunning Man
The cunning man always survived. He is street smart. He is intelligent. He is manipulative and well-spoken. He has beautiful presentation skills. He is selfish, but conceals that skillfully. He is handsome and effective. He is considered a good businessman. With the fall of consciousness, those who displayed their intellect in anyway possible, and those who successfully attracted money or power, were worshiped. Cunningness became a symbol of success. It was often re-named as strategy for success. We saw many cunning men, who effectively eradicated good and passive people and climbed up the ladders of material success. We made their statues and we honored them wherever possible.
The Political Man
The cunning man often left his business and opted power instead, or played the dual game. They played the game of politics and business simultaneously. Everything is fair in politics and war. They re-defined territories and walking spaces of the common man. Passive social men, who are often called “donkeys” were led, mis-lead and, at convenience, manipulated to gain their ends. Political man blamed all the sufferings as inevitable in the path of ultimate freedom and independence. Generation after generation saw the same dish served in different ornamental plates. The donkey men were happy to see the changes in the plate and ignored the dish. As long as there is food, life goes on. So, suffering never ended. The promised freedom never happened. Political man changed his costumes time and again and appeared to appease the bonded minds with promises which they never meant to keep. All manipulations were called ‘strategic decisions’, which confused the social man. They knew that the best way to rule is to confuse. Faces changed. Confusions remained. Life went on. Dictators came and went. Wars came and went. Many got killed. Many survived. Life went on. Never was any politician punished by the law. The long hands of the law managed to reach only till the gates of the politician, but never dared to touch him. When the law got too close, he gave someone else to satisfy the hunger of the law and escaped from that situation. Law was applicable only to ordinary people. The rich politician had nothing to do with it. They were law makers. They have always been immune to law. Even when saints who guided generations to liberation were burnt at stake, politicians were never touched for even grosser crimes that they committed. History has seen this phenomenon consistently repeated time and again with every generation, since time began.
The God Man
There were a few God men, who stayed away from the eyes of the society, maintaining the higher consciousness and
avoiding the contamination of the social life. Who ever came to the society out of compassion, were scandalized, ridiculed, imprisoned or even assassinated. Those who escaped the society, searched for the princes among the frogs. They had to kiss many frogs to get a few princes. They guided those true seekers and elevated them to the highest possible level of consciousness within the possible time. They left the rest to fight out their survival in the quagmire of lower consciousness. God men were very few, but, they helped balance the gross negativity. they often burnt themselves like candles. They served without expecting anything in return.
Negativity never needed any nurturing. It came uninvited, like the weed, and overtook the garden by force. It feasted on trees, plants and sometimes, even the gardener. Many fell. Some survived. Those who survived, showed the rest, the light of true existence and evolution. Some followed the light. Those who missed the glow and procrastinated, got dissolved in time.
Man who fell from super consciousness to the animal consciousness, is slowly climbing back up, step by step. The path is difficult. It is filled with thorns and danger. The luring and uncontrollable mind is the biggest danger. The ego and all identifications too. This journey of liberation is only possible through determination and awareness of the present. Those who get there will rejoice. Those who fall back, will come back, to try again.
The Types of Men
An ancient classification states:
Mineral Man – Selfish, Not interested in anyone else but himself. Usually Greedy and Self-centered.
Plant Man – Selfish to the extent of his family. He is not interested in anything else beyond his close family.
Animal Man – Selfish to the extent of his family and his community. He is not interested in anything beyond his community.
Human Man – Selfish to the extent of his family, his community and his country. He is not interested in any welfare beyond his country.
God Man – Selfless. He loves beyond all man-made barriers. He does not care of caste, creed, communities, countries, colors and classifications. He loves everyone just like the sun spreads its rays equally around, without discrimination. Man’s consciousness reaches its human zenith when he spontaneously becomes a “God Man” – a man beyond barriers.
Where do we stand? CONTEMPLATE!!! It’s worth knowing….
Once upon a time, there was no you and I. There was no earth. There was no cosmos. There were no galaxies. There was no life as we see it around us now. There was no up and the down. There was no black and white. There was no darkness. There was no duality. There was no relativity. There was no time. There was nothing. There was only consciousness. Undiluted supreme consciousness.
In the womb of the absolute consciousness, in the depth of silence, began the song of silence. The deep hum. It pulsated within the consciousness. The sound of life – the heartbeats. Energy started to move and conglomerate. In the intensified hum from within, energy exploded into trillions and trillions of pieces. It further conglomerated into matter. Duality happened. Space happened. Relativity was born. Consciousness saw itself in the multitude. Consciousness saw itself in everything. It allowed the multitude of consciousness to awaken into positions that were suitable for each. When duality happened with the internal explosion, time began. Consciousness could measure itself from here to there and beyond. It could see itself as separate from the other. Relativity got transformed into more tangible relationships.
Relativity gave billions of options for creativity to take place. One consciousness in many forms. Then the challenge became to come together, come back and become one consciousness again. The option was always open for experimentation. Each unit had its power as it was essentially one with the supreme consciousness. However, in the darkness of duality, it forgot its true identity and wandered in search of its home. The supreme never interfered in its pursuit. It just allowed the experiences. The free will of the present with the destiny of past karma formed lives, existence, and terrestrial experiences.
Consciousness experienced itself in various levels. The devil and angel were two sides of the same consciousness. From the barbaric dense state to the supreme consciousness state which was all-encompassing, the options were huge and varied. The denser it went, the deeper was its alienation from the supreme. The lighter it became, the easier it was to get contaminated. Consciousness never experienced any happiness or sorrow. It was always the supreme bliss of perfect awareness. There was no form and no death. There was only the detached state of witness-hood.
Embodied beings cleanse themselves over lives and elevate themselves to higher consciousness. Still, when they cease to express gratitude to the beings that helped their existence, they come back to pay. They pay their dues, sometimes over lifetimes and when they finally get the “no objection to travel” from the Mother Earth, they elevate themselves to the lighter zones. Once that is achieved, they never come back to exhaust their karmic agenda, because they have none. However, they may come back – out of compassion – to elevate a few more to the lighter existence.
In the varying levels of consciousness, from the gross noisy existence, a soul grows into the zones of silence. Words are gross there. In still lighter zones, even thoughts are gross. Those zones deliver absolute bliss of silence. They are not reachable until years of shedding and existence based on detachment that deeply segregates the embodied into a state of seeming disembody-ness happens. It is called the avadhoot state. The detachment is applicable towards everything that is gross, which includes food, weather, air, earth, and even space. When the elements are won over, the body is in control. When the body is in control, coming in, living and going out of it, is part of one’s free will and not destiny which amounts to past karma.
Denser consciousness is lived out through fears, possessiveness, hatred, revenge, soap operas ( Ha ha) – so on and so forth. The one who gets attracted to a particular object, person or a lifestyle usually has a similar level of consciousness. It is easy to recognize. Some attribute all enviable qualities to themselves. They are living in a borrowed state of consciousness. They do not have their own identity. Their consciousness is limited.
Our universe is full of beings with diverse consciousness. Each is expressing it in their own way all the time. Birds of the same feather flock together. Similar consciousness attracts similar beings. They come together and create events. Consciousness creates events. When a generation is glued to television, watching soap operas which are narrating stories of hatred, treachery, and deceit, people will carry the same consciousness to their next lives too. This is their existence. They are part of the role play. They live that and they experience that. Some people cannot agree with one another, and some people feel too alienated from a particular society because of the difference in their levels of consciousness. Thus, consciousness is much more deeper than it seems to be.
Furthermore, physical beauty or appearance has nothing to do with inner consciousness. Great saints may look like nothing – too ordinary. Ordinary people fall for physical appearance and vocabulary. Even an avid reader can be a good speaker at public functions. He also can handle portable knowledge effectively. If we assume that his gift of gab represents his actual stature, we will be terribly mistaken. Consciousness has its own compatibility. A boy from lower school can never fathom the thought process of a postgraduate student. He has to rise up in stature through hard work, spread over a period of time, in order to understand and fathom the higher consciousness. Some people believe that cramming up knowledge will give them stature. No way. It might get them status – definitely not stature. We respect intellectuals because they are visible and tangible. Intellect believes in constructing. Being spiritual amounts to demolishing or destroying even own identity. That is the essential difference. We are eternal de-constructors.
Men of higher consciousness are usually not street smart on the gross terrestrial plane. They might even be considered as failures or misfits in gross society. Gross works well with gross. When subtle has to co-exist with gross, even for the sake of providing duality, the subtle always gets shoved around. We can see many people with superior consciousness levels not making both ends meet. They indeed brought this reality upon themselves because they are in an alien land!!!
Different species are in different consciousness planes too. There are still high and low amongst them. Leaders of the pack display higher consciousness than their subjects. An ant has its consciousness. An elephant, a lion, a leopard, a whale or a dolphin has its own consciousness. Men also display a different consciousness. Some are base and barbaric. Some are born to lead. Some talk too much and add to the sound pollution that is already plaguing the world. Some pretend and display stature which they do not have. Some are silent, quiet and effective. Some dare to be different even at the cost of their own existence. Some dare to walk alone. Some are greedy, some are benevolent. Some love. Some complain…. so on and so forth.
There is collective consciousness also. A group of people thinking alike create events suitable to their consciousness. In daily life itself, we can see the “mob” effect. A group of people nullify individual consciousness and display collective consciousness. They often display, in groups, the kind of courage and determination which they individually never display.
People of lower consciousness dwell as victims of the up and down swings of life. Their life goes on like a pendulum. For those who are of higher consciousness, there is no resistance. They have no tragedies. They consider everything as experiences, lessons. Life is only about experiences.
Consciousness is everything. That is the only thread that runs through all our states, such as waking, dream state, deep sleep state, as well as the turiya state. That is the only thread that runs through all our lives. That is the only thread that began before time began and exists in the absolute plane of timelessness.
I hope I have given you sufficient food for thought. Those who understood this have already found the thread. Those who contemplate on it will find the thread. Those who ignore it will be caught up in the samsara. Everything is fine. Everything is life. Everything is consciousness.