Oneness: Beyond the Duality of Like-Dislike, and Attraction-Repulsion

Me (Status on Google Plus): You may start your #InnerJourney from one point, i may start from another – but, there is no way for us to not meet at the destination, for the Goal is One

BM:
The goal is indeed, ‘one’ as one ‘ponders’ these points, one observes ‘one-ness’ and unlike ‘four ‘blind Men & the Elephant’ story (Google it), one is in accord.
Great point this is. Thank You.

Me:
Many thanks for your comments.

BM:
Greetings. I (one) received the ‘like’ and was about to click back a quick ‘like the like’, in return. It all vanished, so here one is actually writing ‘Thank you’
instead of the flow of Tamas cleverly disguised as quick Rajas, so thank you.
And for all else one is involved with that will help alleviate suffering.
May ALL beings be happy.

Me:
Namaste, blessed to know you my dear. Your message is a piece of wisdom, in one line you have described the gunas so very aptly.

Duality is apparent, what is seen on the surface. Unity, or, rather, Oneness is the underlying Truth.

My dear friend BM’s observations in the above conversation are praise-worthy; are, what i would say, based upon the Vedantic Principles. His words are the words of asadhaka, a spiritual seeker, who is ever attempting to go beyond all dualities and access the underlying Truth. He, indeed, represents all of us, walking the same path.

The outside world, even before the present computer technology, is, actually, already based upon the principles of computer. Behind all the superfluous sophistications and equations, there are certain simple formulas, alt, command, delete, like, dislike, and etcetera – all based upon the principles of dualism. Indeed, the computer technology only represents what has already been there in the human brain.

The human brain is always looking for the easy way.
Lazy Tamas, Aggressive Rajas, or Calm Sattva. Like, Dislike, or remain Foolishly Neutral. Attraction, Repulsion, or Torn-in-Between. This is the World of Mind, our present state of mind, a log-like mind, unpolished. This mind “thinks” it is intelligent, but it is not. It works on certain fixed principles. Anyone can hack it and gain control over it, not only on an individual level, but on a collective level. This is how the advertising industry thrives. This is how the power-mongers continue to stay in power.

As long as we are in this world, as long as we have to interact with the outside world, like it or not, we have to talk the same language. That is if we want to be understood by the world. A handful among us may choose to not be understood, or even misunderstood, and keep to their language of Oneness, not complying with the language of duality that the masses speak in. They are the genius among us. The carefree avadhoots, they are not affected by whatever comments the peoples living in delusion pass on them.

So, now, the choice is ours, which language do we want to speak in?
Speak the language of oneness at all times, not compromising with the duality based world; dance to the tune of the worldly; or…… For the intelligent, the awakened, there buddhas, the choices are numerous – and, they have no problem to jump from one language to another in no time.

Ever free, and not caught in the web of maya, of delusion – the intelligent are beyond all duality. The laws of attraction and repulsion do not affect them. Beyond all likes and dislikes, they are ever in the state of true awareness, of true understanding of the nature of things.

My salutations to such Mentors of Humankind.

Anand Ashram @Ubud

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“Neat” Spirituality on the Rocks…

Our watchword, then, will be acceptance, and not exclusion. Not only toleration, for so-called toleration is often blasphemy, and I do not believe in it. I believe in acceptance. Why should I tolerate? Toleration means that I think that you are wrong and I am just allowing you to live. Is it not a blasphemy to think that you and I are allowing others to live?

“I accept all religions that were in the past, and worship with them all; I worship God with every one of them, in whatever form they worship Him. I shall go to the mosque of the Mohammedan; I shall enter the Christian’s church and kneel before the crucifix; I shall enter the Buddhistic temple, where I shall take refuge in Buddha and in his Law. I shall go into the forest and sit down in meditation with the Hindu, who is trying to see the Light which enlightens the heart of every one.

“Not only shall I do all these, but I shall keep my heart open for all that may come in the future. Is God’s book finished? Or is it still a continuous revelation going on? It is a marvellous book — these spiritual revelations of the world.

“The Bible, the Vedas, the Koran, and all other sacred books are but so many pages, and an infinite number of pages remain yet to be unfolded. I would leave it open for all of them. We stand in the present, but open ourselves to the infinite future. We take in all that has been in the past, enjoy the light of the present, and open every window of the heart for all that will come in the future. Salutation to all the prophets of the past, to all the great ones of the present, and to all that are to come in the future!”

(Swami Vivekananda, The Complete Works Vol.2)

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The “Focus” Mantra

“Focus” – this is the most popular mantra among the modern “professional” motivators and law-of-attraction pundits. What they mean by focus is actually “concentrate”.

“Focus, or, rather concentrate on wealth….. oopsss, be specific, focus on money, on the specific amount you want to have. Make a wish, ask, and behold! You get it. Believe…”

And, one can wish for just about anything, from a sedan to a spouse… Yet, I still have to meet someone who is really contented and really, really happy, even if all their wishes for material comforts and sensory pleasures are fulfilled.

They are ever hungry and thirsty. Never contented, never happy. They become greedy, and would stoop down to any level to have their wishes fulfilled.

In their zeal, they even forget that their wishes are fulfilled not because of “asking and believing” alone, but, because of their hard work.

At times, they are so much focused upon what they want to achieve that they would justify any foul means to do so. Their concentration is upon what they want. They are least bothered if someone else is hurt by their zeal.

Consider this.
How does such self-centered attitude make them any different from those terrorists willing to harm and even kill people because they are promised certain facilities in some make-believe and imaginary paradise???

We shall continue our discussion, in the meantime let us all keep sane 🙂

“Do I Need a Spiritual Guide?”

“No, I don’t, absolutely no. I do not need any guide or facilitator. I am sort of autodidact type. I can learn anything by myself,” says Hola, very confident of himself and his achievements so far.

Hola is not alone. There are many, many Holas around us, those who think they can learn anything by themselves.

Well, in a way, this is true. We learn by ourselves. The learning is always done by ourselves. But, and this is a big but, a “but” that must be considered, and honestly contemplated upon….

“Fine Hola, ‘but’ consider this… Who taught you ABC?” asks Bola, “You mean to say that you came out from your mummy’s tummy jumping and rhyming, ‘ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOP…?”

“Bola, you are mixing things up. A newly born baby is a baby, infant. This Hola now, has already mastered ABCD, and i can use that knowledge to learn just about anything by myself.”

“Great Hola, you are really great!” Bola was wise enough to shut his mouth.This is how we must respond to Holas around us. There is no point in debating with them. How do you explain to a Hola that to become an astronaut you cannot rely on ABC alone? How do you convince him that even his driving licence is of no use. Forget becoming an astronaut, even to become a pilot, you must take flying classes.

The so-called Holas are living in their own make-believe worlds. They are thickening their delusion by adding more and more fresh layers of ignorance upon their already inflated ego. What can you do? Leave them alone.

Poor Hola, he does not even know that the word autodidact originate from the Ancient Greek “autodidaktos”, which was supposed to be a translation of the Sanskrit word “svadhyaya” – but, that is another story… Don’t mind Holas, Kolas, Molas, Golas, Lolas, and all those Lalalalalalas….. Hahahahahahahaha

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The Myth of Body/Mind/Soul Healing

The soul is never born, nor it ever dies; nor does it become only after being born. For, it is unborn, eternal, everlasting and primeval; even though the body is slain, the soul is not.

(Bhagavad Gita II:20)

Certainly this immortal soul cannot get sick, cannot get ill so as to require some kind of healing.

And, mind, in my opinion, is so powerful that it can make us “feel” sick. In other words, it is the body alone that gets sick and may need some healing.

Mind must be disciplined. Thoughts and emotions are to be cultured and managed.

Thus, the popular phrase of “Body/Mind/Soul Healing” is, but, a myth. It is a misnomer.

With most “healers” still using the phrase, therefore, one cannot help wondering if they actually understand what healing is about, and that the faculty to be developed to affect the healing process is actually the Buddhi or Intelligence. Hence the termBuddhi Yoga used by Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita.

Just a thought, friends….

Namaste, i salute the Divine within You.