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About bija

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday 09/06/1969


  • Biography
    In religious circles I have been called deluded, fool, satan, tamo-yogi, ego-head, saint, loving...
  • Location
    South Coast of Australia
  • Interests
    bhakti and other earth/spirit explorations yoga was the door for me!
  • Occupation
    gardening, soul and awareness development, my humanity
  1. It is interesting Dhiru as Arjuna saw the universal form, he then wished to see his trusted friend Krsna again, so Sri Krsna appeared in a four armed form? Diversity is profound, wonderful, beautiful, vast, and oft times frightening in its magnitude. If you tap into the akashic record, and surrender and complete your spiritual duty -- is that not then offered as an act 'of devotion' to the Summum Bonum? Personally Dhiru I do not see renunciation, or need for extinction of desire, as my function. I see each living spirit and expression as a valid part of that Reality and Beauty. 'Authentic self awareness' and day to day life is surely a part of a Valid Whole. Where is the future for us all? I do not know Dhiru, but if we have fraternity as human beings I believe the 'offering' will be accepted and its fruit good (for us). I have no desire for salvation, only integration and harmony in soul (slowly learning respect and balance). I think surrender entails not striving and suffering in worry of results, piety, impiety, good, bad, exaltation, shame etc...but instead letting go!!! And offering it to the One. Perceiving the environment as nurturing if possible, or at least catalyst for our spiritual insight to grow. To begin to see God even in the mundane and simple day to day, that brings us joy (spiritually)... Arjuna then saw his friend again. These two friends were bonded in relationship. The akashic record and subtle realms (creative flux and possibilty) is a conglomeration of processes, a subjective evolution (evolution of consciousness)? I think this anyhow... so my act of bhakti is offered to that One (in radical grace, mercy, trust, and faith). Is there a possible communion in this with others? Samadhi is attained by focus and concentration on a particular object. If the object is the akashic record, then life times of knowledge will come. If the object is a friend, an admired one - if it is Sri Krsna...then that spiritual taste beatitude appear. If a siddhi is the object, then a profound utilization of that siddhi will appear in consciousness in due course. If nurture of a child is the focus then parental affection may appear, profound and deep (or simple and sweet)... I have no objection to any entities point of concentration...each has validity. But what is beneficial for all 'of us'? At that juncture polemics arise...hopefully at that point we are ready to surrender (in silence and joy). And reject anything that diminishes 'affection' for the object of 'authentic hearts desire'. If we look hard enough, and dare, maybe we will find a particular desire close to our heart, that has utilization in 'spiritual life' that pleases ourself and our God(ess)? My thoughts.
  2. Hi Kali, thx for the questions. Various siddhis are mentioned in sastra that I have read, but very little mentioned of the siddhi in detail. For example one siddhi is to become smaller than the smallest. Generally in discussions I have heard the opinion is expressed that a person can become tiny It would seem though, that once a particular siddhi is attained, the detail is understood through experience - it is known. Once it is known in specific details, it can thus be applied, through various aspects of the detail. Maybe details are not discussed because each named siddhi, may vary in detail, due to each persons unique subtle body and its history (cultivation). Through application, the various usages or attainments of a particular siddhi, may depend on the impression of the subtle body? I think we are aiming for something if we know a little from the words of the realized. If our faith is established in scripture we may seek to find particular aims there. Ofcourse though the written text is also limited by word usage. The aim could appear to us through various means, depending on the nature of the siddhi? The Hare Krsna mantra has an aim? Would a mantra to Earth Mother have a different aim? I think so.... Do we know the detail of siddhi, application and result? Not fully, but we begin practice and deepening also within the subtle body? Through whatever vessel holds our faith (the vessel that we consider bona-fide). The mantra begins the process, siddhi is attainment? Is an attainment an end, or ongoing? I think mantra siddhi is not the necessity, but instead it is the fulfillment of one's initial desires and aims. These are just some thoughts.
  3. fun post, love this milieu... what is the beat now Ron?
  4. Hey, enjoyed this question Dhiru, I have been thinking along a parallel line in some way. The first verse of Srimad Bhagavtam, translated by Srila Prabhupada and purport. He mentions vasudeva to be 'vasudeva son of Vasudeva'... described as Krsna. What is vasu-deva-aya? And the bija mantra? Here is my thoughts of the 'feminine': oḿ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya janmādy asya yato 'nvayād itarataś cārtheṣv abhijñaḥ svarāṭ tene brahma hṛdā ya ādi-kavaye muhyanti yat sūrayaḥ tejo-vāri-mṛdāḿ yathā vinimayo yatra tri-sargo 'mṛṣā dhāmnā svena sadā nirasta-kuhakaḿ satyaḿ paraḿ dhīmahi Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 1 Chapter 1 Verse 1 Its definately not purely Male is it? Oddly Radha is not mentioned directly in the Bhagavatam. Maybe to see the 'divine-shakti' as the highest worshipable object we have to encounter Devi? Maybe the inner aspect of the Gita is feminine, even though penned by a male (the priestly Veda-vyasa)? Is it Bhakti-devi? Just some thoughts.
  5. Yes:106:... Maybe, look into your heart and mind, and see what you desire. What feels natural. In that way faith may be easier to cultivate (by enthusiasm). Sri Upadesamrta verse 3 by Srila Rupa Goswami: The Nectar of Instruction Verse 3 utsahan niscayad dhairyat tat-tat-karma-pravartanat sanga-tyagat sato vritteh shadbhir bhaktih prasidhyati utsahat -- by enthusiasm; niscayat -- by confidence; dhairyat -- by patience; tat-tat-karma -- various activities favorable for devotional service; pravartanat -- by performing; sanga-tyagat -- by giving up the association of nondevotees; satah -- of the great previous acaryas; vritteh -- by following in the footsteps; shadbhih -- by these six; bhaktih -- devotional service; prasidhyati -- advances or becomes successful. ...good travels, and when you get home, good service.
  6. Nice to see Audarya Fellowship active. Thank you. Lets get chatting
  7. I am moving to other areas of my life Hindustani. So will not be posting. Thank you Jahnava Nitai Das, I am glad a part of my journey will remain here on the servers. Thanks for allowing room for service, eccentrics, and fun. god bless all, good travels. bye.
  8. In the NDE years ago Swarupa there was three colors. Black, that scared the pooh bear out of me ! White, that made me wonder ? And grey ! And as we know, there is no denying that one... Hopefully more grey than wilt for a while - following the path of harmony hey. Otherwise one may get wistful. Black and white was always the totem... And yes Ancient Mariner, old men will still bang their heads to Maiden and Dio for eternity (holding the mark within)! And believe in magic...like small children. http://www.music.com/video/Heaven%20amp;%20Hell/Bible%20Black%20music%20video/20925453001 But to be honest, he likes the Grateful Dead more... ........ width="325" height="244"> <embed src=" " type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="325" height="244"> Well the first days are the hardest days, Don't you worry any more, 'Cause when life looks like easy Street, there is danger at your door. Think this through with me, let me know your mind. Woh - oh, what I want to know, is are you kind? It's a buck dancer's choice my friend; better take my advice. You know all the rules by now and the fire from ice. Will you come with me, won't you come with me? Woh - oh, what I want to know, will you come with me? Goddamn, well I declare, have you seen the like? Their walls are built of cannonballs, their motto is Don't tread on me. Come hear Uncle John's Band playing To the tide, come with me, or go alone. It's the same story the crow told me; It's the only one he knows. Like the morning sun you come and like the wind you go. Ain't no time to hate, barely time to wait, Woh - oh, what I want to know, where does the time go? I live in a silver mine and I call it Beggar's Tomb; I got me a violin and I beg you call the tune Anybody's choice, I can hear your voice. Woh - oh, what I want to know, how does the song go? Come hear the Uncle John's Band by the riverside Got some things to talk about, here beside the risin' tide Come hear Uncle John's Band playing to the tide, Come on along, or go alone, He's come to take his children home. Woh - oh, what I want to know, how does the song go? Come hear Uncle John's Band by the riverside, Got some things to talk about here beside the risin' tide. Come hear Uncle John's Band playing to the tide, come on Along or go alone, he's come to take his children home.
  9. Gday, the bushfires did not get down this way thank God. Closest was about two hours away. I am ok Jan, thx. I am not jingle bells or any other name at Audarya, jingle bells must love to stir the possum He better be careful, possums make good koori coats down this way Its coming on winter here. Every summer now, bushfires press on the mind. It is a concern. The black saturday bushfires were surely hell! The last time we had had such fires was in 1986. Ash wednsday fires. The 1986 fires almost burnt out my home town, but the wind changed at the last moment. some locals still suffer from that day... I left writing at Audarya for several reasons. Less words is good some times I guess, to find the self. I am in the process of writing my journals - private at the moment. Spiritual life is a search of self discovery hey! And while we have this body, we also have a mind. So it seems all spiritual impressions will be colored by that mind - even extraordinary visions are mind stuff in my opinion, and if i was to be honest, in my case a yearning for liberation, and very complex. The mind is a trickster, with the ego at its survival centre. And I agree with the men who wear the sikhas (symbolic of the ego), that ego serves a prupose. I guess it is not my way to deny the world, or even the trickster in me...but to utilize and accept even the shadows, and make them dance. Humilty, humanity, and humor go well together. God help the heros in us and the journey that many have walked before! Honesty is another H word I like... any of you got any fave sanskrit words beginning with H. Oh Hanuman!!! Integration of the psyche makes alot of sense to me. Some time ago an anymous devotee under a second name at Audarya, suggested I was a closet mayavadi. He had a belief to defend, a true defender of the faith. Good he pulled me up, the pooh was probably evident. He was wrong in the context though. Such an impersonal edifice is the internet, pervaded by the personalists and purists. Mayavadi is such a derogatory word, and one that I do not honor in my spiritual life, even if the western Hare Krsna's fling it around ( I would rather dip my finger in honey, being a pooh bear). Is the mind maya? I guess so. Do I use the mind as a tool to heal and self discover? Yes sir.... So, closet mayavadi? It seems so, 'if the cap fits wear it', in the circle of the religious bent. Words hey, trying to define the eternal round of a soul/mind. What were you last life? And the life before, and before that? Were you also the Cat in the Hat, or a mayavadi in the closet? We are all in this boat together, throwing stones into a pond, creating ripples for future births...and possibly evolution. Some hearts are shallow ponds, and some are grave oceans. And most humans I have met feel the beat. Even Melvin, another trickster... lub god, lub god, lub god.... So what I have been up to? I am writing my personal journals, which hopefully will be ready for editing within the year. A very personal story, and I hope for the first time in my life 'honest' and close to what I am...in regards to being encased within a mind of 'vast impressions'. I do not like the word victim or survivor so much, but I guess they do relate to the ego and its inability to integrate and work within the shadow...to actualize. In one of my blogs a while ago, a commentator called me a tamo-yogi. Being of the '3 worlds', upper, middle, and lower...there is no denying that one either. So what are we? What is spirit? Do any of you know?...or can we only speculate at this stage of life? Maybe that is why we rest our hand of faith upon written script of the sages? What does the Bhagavad Gita say...some have only heard. I was raised in the Catholic education system, and am a survivor of psychological and spiritual abuse. At the age of 13, one year was spent under the violent and sick hand of a very tormented Christian Brother. And his abuse played a key role in my trickster religious mind. I will be writing about this in my journals. Karma can seem cruel, until we are fortunate and begin to understand a bigger picture of our being, and why we exist. Once we have a glimpse of the bigger picture, maybe then we can begin to be more peaceful human beings, and allow more of that picture to surface for further soul development. Ahimsa and self acceptance seem to go hand in hand. So here is the clincher. I left the Hare Krsna movement, but will never be an ingrate! Everything we have ever been, birth after birth is for our eternal good. For me personally, the discovery that I am a devotee (bhakta)...for eternity. Deeply grateful for that grace and gift. Of devotee of what... Simply a devotee of 'beauty and charm'. Srila BR Sridhara Dev Goswami put it well into words 'Sri Krsna Reality the Beautiful'. He also said 'to harmonize'. And he also said 'beauty and charm'. Truly a great soul among many... Honesty is the best policy at some stage in life, even if it is not pleasing to all. So my journal will be the way to get it straight, and move on, and actualize further. Love is and has always been the way. And what is love and how is it defined... That may be a 'personal' thing! So, mayavadi? What a silly word if used foolishly. A 'personalist'? Looking up at the 'sun' right now...and seeing a picture of beauty and charm! Personality is pervasive... You bet...a trickster. Probably a shaman some births ago too Even God is the master of illusion... the supreme trickster. Take care Hat, Jan, Amlesh..and dear friend Hindustani. And lets not forget the originals of Audarya, Stonehearted, Mahak, gHari, Theist...respects is due where it is due.. We are all in this ship 'of mercy' together. Didn't you all know, bija is hopping mad...a kangaroo with a laptop! Come on... Ooops, did i mean to say hopeing. If any would like to read the journals, give us a line after xmas. This lazy 'roo' may finish it god willing. He may not... cya... bija. (I am 40 in a few months, life begins at 40 - so they say)
  10. Three spiritual authorities were sitting in heaven 'contemplating' the virtues of the earthly aspirant who was aspiring oneday to join them. One authority suggested: “He does pretty well, but sometimes he gets off track and contemplates Jennifer Lopez’s navel.”
  11. Now, we know we are not chanting the pure maha-mantra if our hearts are full of offences. So how do we chant the maha-mantra? Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura realized a way to explain it simply, by story: Anyhow, sorry for the divergence...back to Srila Prabhupada's svarupa....
  12. The only pressing need today is that we take full shelter of Lords Nityananda Gauranga! Happy Gaura Purnima, Suchandra.
  13. Sri Caitanya full of grace and mercy hey! Rasa-raja! well done Sonic! we become like who we hang out with! Gauranga's mercy is sufficient.... Happy Gaura Purnima! Please chant Gauranga constantly as per the acaraya's wishes and wisdom:
  14. happy birthday max...your standin' on sacred ground brother...washed clean and smoothed by the rivers of time. here is some music from the local spirit and friends...always kc! lv...bija <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV_0Mf9YcyA&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344">
  15. http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1011137/Ambush-heightens-fears-over-NIreland-stability Over 15 years ago I was travelling the world. 23 years old. I was in London and went to go to the pub for a beer and sandwich:). Tasty beer indeed... I touched the pub door and a shiver went through my body. I listened and intuited danger so did not go in and walked away... Five minutes later a IRA bomb went off in that pub and killed all the patrons in it. That was the last IRA bomb in London. I am Australian and live in Australia where there are many Irish immigrants from the 1800's. Ireland has always been close to my heart and home! Why so much much violence? Haven't we had enough!!! Wake up you foolish men!!! Your sectarian religion and values is something we do not want anymore... love...bija.
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