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  1. Thanks to all! now I know....it is not this body, not this mind, not me...... it is only thee! -
  2. Hi all Read so much and heard so much yet feel like I am at loss of basic knowledge. please clarify oh divine souls....! I know that I am not body.I know that I am not this fabric of thoughts. My questions are: what is ego? Is ego and mind are same? Does ego exist during stillness of thoughts? Thank you all. -S.
  3. Hi all I am having a tingling sensation between my eyebrows. I had this feeling first when I meditated along with a preceptor.I have been listening to lectures of various masters for a week. constantly engaging my mind in trying to analyze what I have been listening. Now suddenly I feel this wonderful feeling and when I concentrate on it, that keeps my mind so still like having zero TPS(thoughts per second). I just want to understand why this happened, what does this indicate and where this would lead to? Please shed some light. Thank you all. -S
  4. Hi all just some thoughts...wanted to share!! 'I' for now is nothing but my mind.my soul is nothing but a part of supreme conciousness. 'you' surrender to 'god' is nothing but surrendering your mind to your soul.i.e giving up mind conciouness and being in soul consciousness. 'MIND' a mysterious thing.just as this expression says"he who knows a clay,knows all the clay in the world" he who understands his mind understands all the minds of the world. at one time it is full of satva gunas(noble state),when stressed or provoked it slips to rajo gunas(material and selfish state) and when tempted slips to tamo gunas(lazy,drowsy,careless state). when the mind is in noble state it forgives even its worst enemy,when it is in rajas state it finds faults with every one that doesn't concede with it.when in tamas it does things which lead it to ignorance. Thoughts in other words 'vrittis' rise every other second and the mind occillate among these gunas. untill and unless you freeze your mind and be 'guna rahitha' (without gunas) you cannot know your soul or self. the pause between two thoughts is the state which is being searched for!!! just a prolonged state of it is what we need to know. a child has no mind.any praise or appreciation will not bring smile on its lips and any blame or critic doesn't make it sad. even if you hurt the child,it just cries for the bodily pain but does not hold the grudge. this is because the child is devoid of these three gunas or characteristics of mind. just as mindful state is essential to succeed in material world, a mindless state is essential to succeed in spiritual world. will one ever be able to conquer the mind? yes, just as you starve your body to gain control over it's growth. starve your mind with discrimination and dispassion. with 'understanding the mind' as first step, and dispassion as the next, one should be able to conquer one's mind. just some thoughts...wanted to share!! Thank you all!
  5. sailu

    Life !

    As i analysed i found that suffering was not during sleep even though there is the same surrounding environment. but suffering was known in the awakend state.which means that when there is ego there was pain. That ego is often hurt ....when one realises that the root cause of pain is ego one tries to find a way where it doesn't hurt. that is when one reflects on true self. Not all experiences take a person to the same path.....one standing near a window might watch the ground or the sky or could not be see either of it even with eyes open wide. some experiences make a person to help others while some make one to avenge for their loss, some make one to live carelessly while some make one withdraw to self reflect. what can i help others when i am in need of help. only if i am devoid of pain and suffering that i can make it go away for them! unless i win over my ego which is the root cause of everything there is no peace or happiness for me. Thanks Bishadi ...its nice chatting with you!
  6. sailu

    Life !

    '...pain actually lies within' should be ended like this....pain actually lies within the mind. 'By Drawing within' i ment to draw oneself from the mind towards the self. i hope to achieve it with in this life time..... -S.
  7. sailu

    Life !

    Its ture that dispassion arises from death but I believe that it is not the only thing that causes a person to draw within. All the pain and suffering which makes ones life a living hell changes that person to that extent that he would be indifferent even towards his body.<o:p></o:p> one has to live life whether one understand it or not. understanding life doesn’t erase mental and physical suffering. one who wants to get away from the pain of this world take up the path of discrimination and dispassion.<o:p></o:p> One living with thought of being nothing and being selfless....is a path laid for the him, by his experiences. So I don’t think dispassion/viragya is a choice but it’s a state of mind that one gets into with certain experiences. <o:p></o:p> It’s not death that worries me but life.<o:p></o:p> <o:p> </o:p> you said"With ‘understanding’ be most passionate about life. (the new)<u1:p></u1:p>…….” ???<o:p></o:p> Lets say a person close to one like life partner…. is brutally murdered in mass shootings for example…should he think that these things happen and be passionate about life?<o:p></o:p> There is nothing passionate about life. All I can see is pain and suffering!! <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--> -no offence .....just my thoughts. bye! <!--[endif]--><u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p>
  8. Life So depressing, no hope, no love, mind restless, thinks negative, so many wants, likes, dislikes, anger, hate, sadness, guilt, worry, surfing internet for answers, hoping life to end fast, helplessness, fear, responsibilities, hurt, , dissatisfied, weak relations, its like being alone in a crowd, ever rising desires, never ending unhappiness………..where does this all take me I enquired and I found that it all lead me towards dispassion and I thank them all from my heart for all the experiences that they gave which made me enquire and try to see within !! -Thanks.
  9. Hi All ! what is life?here's what i think..... i am born and my journey of LIFE began......as i grow i learned many things.....i understand that there are many things that needs to be known before this life ends but important thing is to divide knowledge into two.That which is necessary and that which is unnessary(this can be know but can be ignored). i believe that one is uplifted to right knowledge or degraded to lower level species only from their human LIFE. As i learned i understand that LIFE is a part of series of lives just like a daily tv serial only with new name, new body, new circumstances in every lifetime and all this happens weather one likes it or not,weather one accepts it or not. LIFE'S PURPOSE is to gain the knowledge of his existence. If you are unhappy to know that you have to leave everything you worked for and die one day or if you cannot bear the untimely departure of your loved one's or if you see unhappiness everywhere and you do not want to be here then you find a way to put an end to this series of life and death.All this is possible now because the experiences made you think about finding a way out of these miseries of life. Everyone that began their life's journey must understand that death strikes them oneday cancelling all appointments and shattering all engagements and there is a great need to find the knowledge which help you uplift. speeches of great masters,devotional books, mingling with divine people will give you a great knowledge of every question you have on life. A person wonders what LIFE is only when he is disturbed and unhappy, i feel that one is lucky to get such a thought of questioning the purpose of life rather than drinking in a bar to get rid of such thoughts. It is wise to calculate your life span now and see what you can do with the left over time. life span of 100 years is only in books and in ancient times. present day i would say 70yrs. lets say a person hasn't started the quest for his existence and his life is 40yrs now.......all he got is 30 more years. what should he do? most of it goes in sleep...now how much is left for the knowledge quest? if this happens in every lifetime when is one going to get the knowledge of self? and so the life time is wasted in weeping and wailing for mere trivial things. conclusion: Read Bhagavad gita with its meaning that is all one needs to uplift one's life and to get answers to all the questions about life. This is what i understood and that i would preach to my children when they ask me about life and its purpose.
  10. Hi All ! People with different colours,shapes,sizes.....with minds having different likes, dislikes, temperments, fears.......people analysing, judging, critisizing, pretending, worring, ....where does this all take us? No matter what u do....a day comes where you leave everything you have ever achieved, fought for......you die! What really matters? does it matter if you loose an argument. does it matter if you are praised? Nothing ever matters.....because they don't fetch you the perfectness you desire. most of the times we be good to others not because its a good way to be but because we r scared that they might think we are bad or they might not come for help when in need. when we are open expressing our likes,dislikes,temperments and fears...people can't accept you as you are because they have expectations from you and you can't impress them all! what some likes could be disliked by others.you can't keep changing yourself according to others expectations. Then how should you be? should you be open to be judged,analysed,hated or made fun of? or should you be reserved and misunderstood by people, of being proud. i thinkyou should be what you are and ignore others comments, expectations, judgement etc. you should not expect anything at all...not love, not respect, nor help...nothing. you don't have to be harsh on others who are bad towards you. you don't have to be judging or hating towards others no matter how worse they are because you are not as same as them. You are pure.you don't hate.you don't have expectations,you have no fear,you don't worry of consequences as your conscience is as pure as that of an infant.you don't need to argue to win because you are already a winner. (people argue to prove they are correct...their words and thoughts are right and that of others is not right...you don't need to make other belive and follow ...rather you just express yourself with out imposing) Now that you are perfect you are ready to take any comment,insult,or disrespect with out their effect on you. you will not be moved by any petty things of this world. You are as sweet as God ! love you all ! Hare krishna !
  11. Visions of Lights in Meditation Various kinds of lights manifest during meditation owing to concentration. In the beginning, a bright, white light, the size of a pin's point will appear in the forehead in Trikuti which corresponds tentatively to the Ajna Chakra of the astral body. When the eyes are closed, you will notice different colored lights such as white, yellow, red, smoky, blue, green, mixed color, flashes like lightning, like fire, burning charcoal, fire-flies, the moon, the sun and stars. These lights appear in the mental space, Chidakasha. These are all Tanmatric lights. Each Tanmatra has its own specific color. Prithvi (earth) Tanmatra has a yellow light; Apas (water) Tanmatra has a white light; Agni (fire) Tanmatra has a red light; Vayu (air) Tanmatra has a smoky light; and Akasha (ether) Tanmatra has a blue light. Yellow and white lights are very commonly seen. Red and blue lights are rarely noticeable. Frequently there is a combination of white and yellow lights. In the beginning, small balls of white light float about before your eyes. When you first observe this, be assured that the mind is be coming more steady and that you are progressing in concentration. After some months the size of the light will increase and you will see a full blaze of white light, bigger than the sun. In the beginning these lights are not steady. They come and disappear immediately. They flash out from above the forehead and from the sides. They cause peculiar sensations of extreme joy and happiness and there is an intense desire for a vision of these lights. When you have steady and systematic practice for two or three hours of meditation at a stretch, these lights appear more frequently and remain steadily for a long time. One whose food is moderate, whose anger has been controlled, who has given up all attachment with society, who has subdued his passions, who has overcome all pairs of opposites (Dvandvas) and who has given up his egoism, gets a vision of a triangular light during meditation. Sometimes during meditation you will see a brilliant dazzling light. You will find it difficult to gaze at this light. You will be compelled to withdraw your mental vision of this light. This dazzling light is the light emanating from the Sushumna. (www.indiadivine.org)
  12. hare krishna ! i am a mother of 2yr old girl.i get to meditate when my daughter sleeps. on one such day i began to meditate after 15 min of doing my daughter cry disturbed me i wanted to go to her but i didn't feel my complete body i felt my self but not my body and didn't want to loose that feeling at all but i had to..... That experience changed my perception of reality !
  13. The Tragedy of a Wasted Life " Be cautious, vigilant and circumspect. Reflect and meditate. People are immersed in worldliness. They have no time to think of spiritual things or the higher Power within them. The so called cultured and educated people develop their intellects, earn money, hold some rank and position, get vain and empty titles and honour and pass away. Is this not really sad? Is this not highly lamentable?" ---------------------- Figurative Representation of Spiritual Excellences In the garden of your heart plant the lily of love, the rose of purity, the Champaka of courage, the Mandara of humility and the lady-of-the-night of compassion. Cultivate a melting heart, a giving hand, kindly speech, a life of service, equal vision and an impartial attitude. ---------------------------- Twin Dependency of Devotion The strength and intensity of devotion depend upon the completeness of the self-surrender and sacrifice. As the vast majority of persons keep certain subtle desires for secret gratification, they do not grow in devotion. The two obstacles to self-surrender are desire and egoism. ------- The Intangible Power behind the World-Show Behind this world-show, behind these physical phenomena, behind these names and forms, behind the feelings, thoughts, emotions and sentiments, there dwells the silent witness, the immortal friend and real well-wisher, the Purusha or World Teacher, the unseen Governor, the unknown Yogi, the invisible Power, the hidden Sage. That is the only permanent Reality and the living Truth. The goal of human life is to realise the Reality behind the changing phenomena. --------------------------- The Reality of the Unseen Unseen, with faithful hands, He helps you. Unheard He hears your speech. Unknown He knows your thoughts. He is pure, all-pervading Consciousness. He is the end of all spiritual exercises and Yogic practices. Union with Him is the goal of human endeavours and life. Lasting realisation of His Concrete Presence must be the be-all and end-all of your existence. ( daily readings-sivananda.org) ---
  14. Dear friends I have this great old compact book of Bhagavadgita with slokam and its meaning in telugu which i turned into a pdf file and uploaded to this link below. Hare Krishna ! here's the link: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9DCC61ZK (download the file right away as it will not be available after 5 days.)
  15. Dear friends I have this great old compact book of Bhagavadgita with slokam and its meaning in telugu which i turned into a pdf file and uploaded to this link below. I believe that it brings a great change in one's perception about life.you don't have to stop what you r doing for your life but just add something to it which should be of primary importance as the soul purpose of human life is to acquire knowledge. love you all. Hare Krishna ! here's the link: [url="http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9DCC61ZK"] (link no longer works) (paste it in ur browser) (download the file right away as it will not be available after 5 days.)
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