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mysticism

A temple in the river and mystical mystic

Currently I am on my visit to Gondiya, which is the youngest District in the state of Maharashtra. Gondiya has been blessed with huge forests and a very rich wild life. Along with all this, there are many temples each having its own story, each having its own legend.

Temple in the river

I go on wandering without fault when I am there. So, one day was reserved especially for a temple which I used to see while going through my car. This temple was at the very center of the river flow and was accessible only for particular span of the year. So, one day was specially reserved for this temple.

The temple was a normal temple with the priest claiming it to be an awakened temple, where all the wishes are granted. I did not have any wish so was wandering outside the temple. Then, we went to one small room which was used by a mystic to live. He was a Sarpanch and left his job all of the sudden and did not come out of that room for a long time of 35 years.

I do not know anything about the mystic. This country is full of people who claim to be a mystic. There are innumerable stories of people being cheated by these mystics. So, when you go to the place of a mystic, your mind is always more doubtful than having trust. So, I did not know the mystic, but the place created a very mystical mood within me.

A beautiful Bhajan was being sung by some local singer which was of far lower quality than what I always hear. Notes of the singer were imperfect, but the ambiance was perfect, totally mystical. The singer was asking human being to wake up. He was constantly saying just two lines- Ab jag jara, Ab jag jara (Please wake up now, please wake up a bit.) This sincere request, touched my heart and yes, I was awake for a moment. That moment was enough for me.

It was a dark night. I was walking back to my car through the sands of the dried river. The song was still haunting me, still appealing mystic inside me- Please wake up now, please wake up a bit………

With heavy feet and sad heart, i started the car and left for the home……

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Jagannath Kunte

Jagannath Kunte : A man beyond words

I do not know if I know this strange man jagannath Kunte in so much details so as to write an article about him. But, one thing is sure, he is not a man of this world. He is made up of different salt. Some different aura.

Jagannath Kunte

The first encounter I had with him when I was working as secretary of Philosophy Club. A lecture was to be arranged and I thought he was the best person we could invite. From somewhere i got his number and he answered the call. He came for the lecture without asking for even a single Rupee.

Later on, Jagannath Kunte was not at all a part of my life. I was quite buisy reading different books and other stuff. In last week, I again got a chance to meet him. I in the very first visit, bought all the six books written by him and to be honest, could not put down the first book Narmade Har Har and finished it hurriedly.

Apart from reading the books, I got opportunity to watch him from a closer distance. And, certainly, he is extra ordinary. His eyes are innocent and frank. His being is truthful. It confirms my belief that Swami jagannath Kunte is certainly not a man of this world.

I have read about many saints who were full of grace. After visiting Jagannath Kunte, I can say that I have seen one of them.

 

Update:

I kept on meeting Swami Jagannath Kunte after this meeting. I was fortunate enough to be able to meet him 4-5 times after that. In the consecutive meetings, he asked me to read all of his books, which I certainly did. Here is a post which I have written about his famous book, Narmade Har Har-

Narmade Har Har- Exceptional blend of mysticism and writing skills

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philosophy Society

Disturbances are needed

All human beings will agree on one point without any exception. The point is, there should be no disturbances in the life.Many people are often in support of disturbances stating that they help you to excel in life. But, they also accept that after these initial days of struggle and education are over, there should be no disturbances. People those who have successfully overcome all the struggles in their lives often appreciate the role of disturbances in life of a person but will soon become sad if they themselves encounter any disturbance in their life.

The fact is, disturbances are the integral part of human lives. Apart from this, they play many important roles to improve quality of many aspects of life. Disturbances may be mental also. An idea which goes against your conditioned mind is alos a disturbance. A mental disturbance is also needed as it hammers out the dust of conditioning on our minds.

Whenever we believe in some predefined idea, it means that we are going away from our own consciousness. A mental disturbance shatters such ideas and brings you back to your consciousness. Osho used to say that he liked to disturb people. The reason is very simple. When people have ready made religions with them, ready made moralities with them, each human is reduced to a fool following rule books. To make these fools humans, disturbances are needed.

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mysticism

It is better that we die

This can be rather a bit shocking post title to read for all of the readers here. I have been always know as a life celebrating person. Today too, I am not at all life negative. I am not at all worried or under tension. It is generally observed that those who prove to be unsuccessful in their lives, write these types of posts. So, the very first point, I love life and I celebrate it.

But still, when I look around at the people, the way we all live, I feel that this is not the way to live. I can see that all the flowers are being crushed; under traditions, under so called rubbish prestige issues, under dogmas and what not. So, the very first thought, that comes within is, it is better to die than to live such a life.

But again, I come to realize that death is not going to solve the problem. If we die, we are being an ostrich.  When ostrich sees some danger, it puts its head in the sand. Ostrich feels, when he is not seeing the problem, the problem does not exist. Even if we do not, the problems exist. So, when you feel it is better if we die remember, you are being an ostrich.

Bliss has a cost of it. You have to pay it. Instead of living life like a fool or committing suicide, it is better if we give the cost and get the bliss. everyone had to pay the cost to get the bliss. No one got it without giving the cost. Socrates had to give it, Jesus had to give it.

Always remember, when you feel like dying, remember that you are being coward.

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Discussions osho

Discussion on ‘Osho is fraud or not’ with Mr. Yashwant Kulkarni

Mr. Yashwant Kulkarni had written some post saying Osho is a fraud. Here is a discussion which we had later on….
Yashwant Kulkarni, Marathi, Hindi, English Translator – @ Nikhil….>>>>I am in no way as knowledgeable regarding osho as the author of post or you. If you think the author is wrong/one-sided, say so to him- I would learn many things from such a correspondence<<<<<

Well I am here and read all opinions cited by Mandar… I humbly wish to say that I am not in mood to held a debate on this issue with anybody coz I have satisfied myself that this old chap Osho was a Biggest Fraud ever walked under the name of a seer beyond the time. So no surprise Mandar cites so many positive opinions about Osho.

Osho was materialistic as well as psychological conman. And this comes from my own experience.

If anybody is really interested what he committed I have already given a link to coverage carried by Oregonian Newspaper of those days. Pl. See those 20 articles.6:39 pm

mandar karanjkar – All the claims made by oregonian news papers and cheap sites can be demolished by a single book named 12 days that shook the world….. @ Yashwant: i am not also in mood to debate….its useless…its matter of personal psyche, trust and understanding…..i respect your views, decision but all this makes my trust even deeper…Edit7:12 pm
Yashwant Kulkarni, Marathi, Hindi, English Translator – Thanks for saying that Mandar.

>>>this makes my trust even deeper..
Isn’t this funny…? Trust in whom and for what? He all the way through demolished all kinds of trusts and beliefs..
Let it be.. this is endless riddle.7:20 pm

mandar karanjkar – @ Yashwant: Yes, it may sound funny to you… 🙂 A meera dancing with Iktara, A Ramana Maharshi reading comics, A Majnu, A Van gogh….you may find these all funny…….
You should read a lot….you ask trust in whom…..trust does not require a object….it does not require a reason. So, the question for what is also rubbish….If you find the reason and then trust, does your trust has any value?Edit7:44 pm
mandar karanjkar – ANd I will also like to tell….spirituality is not a business of Baniya people….by bania i mean, people who are interested in calculation, who need reason to keep trust. This is business of mad people. If you can see, all the enlightened people had a madness in their blood. Buddha Followed different masters for many years leaving his wealth. I would like to ask, had he any reason to trust that there is something called Nirwana? This was his madness….in other words, his sanity…So, my humble request is, those who think spirituality is also like business and deal, where you see, verify and then sign the deal, please think again.Edit7:52 pm
Yashwant Kulkarni, Marathi, Hindi, English Translator – This is all romantic stuff.. Meera dancing with Iktara.. A Ramana Maharashi reading comics… what does it make sense whatever they may do..? He had in habit of exploiting everybody’s psyche using his articulated skills of hypnotism…. That supplied him everything for his life.. every luxury.. But you have provided by him a very sweet and idealistic excuse that he was living in luxury coz he wanted to unite spirituality and wealth.. That old chap feeding his greeds..7:52 pm
mandar karanjkar – I would like to ask you one question…what is your interest? self transformation or putting someone down?Edit7:53 pm
Yashwant Kulkarni, Marathi, Hindi, English Translator – Those questions carry no sense.. the journey I caused by him such a trivial that anything I would say will carry no sense… But in a world where we live.. such peoples are called Fraud.. and no excuses should be made.. I want only that.7:56 pm
mandar karanjkar – No…it is the only sensible question in the world…..Please answer….what is your interest?Edit7:57 pm
Yashwant Kulkarni, Marathi, Hindi, English Translator – I wanted to know if really is there any such world he wasted his life describing with those shining words… I was curious.. damn curious … I wasn’t interested in achieving it.. But I am now at such a point that I cannot set any aim to be achieved..because I don’t know anything about it.. and nobody does… only somebody pretended to be known it.. that was Osho who turned to be Fraud..8:01 pm
mandar karanjkar – I am waiting for your answer :DEdit8:02 pm
mandar karanjkar – One minute Gentleman…….Tell me, how many books of Osho you have read? How many Audio/Video you have studied? I want to ask, how much have you known the person directly, without any medium in between?Edit8:04 pm
mandar karanjkar – and please answer the question only….answer just the number and names of books……Edit8:05 pm
mandar karanjkar – this is getting interesting…i am informing you that this whole dialogue will be posted on my personal website for thousands of my readers :)Edit8:06 pm
Yashwant Kulkarni, Marathi, Hindi, English Translator – I have listened and watached and read every book, tape and cassette that is there in the market.. I was just 5 year old when he died.. so never seen him face to face.. only through these means.. How can I give names and number of books? Piles of books..8:06 pm
Yashwant Kulkarni, Marathi, Hindi, English Translator – >>>>this whole dialogue will be posted on my personal website for thousands of my readers 🙂
ok.. doesn’t matter.8:07 pm
mandar karanjkar – The whole point of Osho books is killing reasoning,which is outcome of ego. The purpose reading Osho is becoming simple…what i find is, people get furious by reading them. It means, anger still remains inside…Edit8:08 pm
mandar karanjkar – All the blames of Calder can be nullified by the book 12 Days That shook the world….have you read it???????Edit8:10 pm
Yashwant Kulkarni, Marathi, Hindi, English Translator – Oh man! Just think you have no ego.. U will turn into a stone..! each and every human action is outcome of human ego or in more simplified word his living instinct…
It doesn’t matter unless you focus on EGO… killing EGO was a very attractive reason to exploit those maddies.. Killing ego and what you will do by killing Ego?
You answer this..8:12 pm
mandar karanjkar – you say”Oh man! Just think you have no ego.. U will turn into a stone..!” would you say that Kabira was a stone? I think he was the most lively person on the earth……and asking again…have you read the book?Edit8:14 pm
Yashwant Kulkarni, Marathi, Hindi, English Translator – Don’t speak in past tense… speak of me and you.. I don’t know any Kabira… how does it influence my life if anybody lived without any ego?8:15 pm
mandar karanjkar – Okay…have you read the book 12 days that shook the world??Edit8:16 pm
Yashwant Kulkarni, Marathi, Hindi, English Translator – no..I missed it.. it was not available and I am not at all interested reading it now.. because I have my experience which came from within… So no books needed for whitewash8:21 pm
mandar karanjkar – No, you are denying facts…..please read the book and then i will consider you eligible worth discussing.Edit8:23 pm
mandar karanjkar – you are talking of experience coming from within…..i will ask how many hours you meditate………Edit8:24 pm
Yashwant Kulkarni, Marathi, Hindi, English Translator – What makes you believe that book carries truth?
I am damn sure it would have been given all lamb excuses covered in more interesting things which have no interest and effect to nobody…

Of the meditation.. that I would not like to share here.. I did and I had all those experiences of Kundalini Jagran and Tritiy Netra and all that stuff which is useless.. completely a burden caused by meditation…8:27 pm

mandar karanjkar – My experiences differ…..i meditate and it has made my life bliss……i do not know anything about third eye and kundlini…its bogus…..you have percepted your own imaginations as kundlini……real meditation makes life bliss….i am proof. you got burdens out of meditation…i got bliss…thats is what we both were looking for :)Edit8:31 pm
mandar karanjkar – thats why ii asked…what is your interest…transformation or burdenEdit8:31 pm
Yashwant Kulkarni, Marathi, Hindi, English Translator – may be you havn’t got it enough.. this is just a starting.. I too felt Bliss and all those useless things except you .. those have no bearing on the world around us..

You just remember what I am saying when your head gets pressurized and you get blocked out.. and sudden bouts of energy explosion 24×7…
Do you feel this can be imagined all the time..? do you feel body also imagining ? all those symptoms of straight eyebrows and bubble on frontal lobe and continuous flow up to head can be imagined…
Do it right boy.. We will discuss it anytime.8:38 pm

mandar karanjkar – Yes…i am doing it right Mister….and for long time……you know, Buddha has said, you get what you search for………you were in very start looking for energy explosions and third eye,,…you got them….i am not looking for them…or for anything…i am just looking…without any projection….and what is coming, is bliss….Edit8:41 pm
mandar karanjkar – I guess, you ran away midway…afraid of burdens….Edit8:42 pm
Yashwant Kulkarni, Marathi, Hindi, English Translator – Ha..ha..ha.. run away midway? Where to run away.. from my body?
It gets sowed inside body when u meditate..
Meditation has certain impact on the body.. let alone your mentality…
Mentality is hammered in the beginning.. and then body..
At the last there is nothing at all.. just a body and consciousness at the last..

This is turning just a play of words… I will not be available here for next 1.5 hour..8:46 pm

mandar karanjkar – If there is just consciousness, from where comes the urge to prove someone fraud? I do not think consciousness has any such qualities inbuilt in it….it is pure…i will be also going for my dinner out…..posting this much conversation on my site….will have a further talk soon!Edit8:48 pm
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mysticism

Detest the desires and get liberated!

A man used to live with his wife. His wife was much annoyed by her husband. The husband was really a very calm, quiet and thoughtful person. The wife was irritated by his patience. One beautiful morning, the wife thought she should somehow kill this dumb person and get married to someone else.

To implement this plan, she offered her husband a cup of coffee with very slight dose of poison in it. Her plan was to offer little bit of poison every day so that he will be killed in a while. The husband was quite a saint like person. He did not like coffee. But, he was a very compassionate person. He thought that for the first time his wife was offering him something with so much of affection. So, he used to accept the cup. When the wife used to have her bath, he used to detest the coffee from the cup and put it again in the coffee vessel.

After a few months, the wife was dead.

The same story applies to all human desires. Do not be their slaves. At the same time, do not repress them or do not try to reject their existence. Be detached or in other words, detest the desires! Repressing the desires will not solve the issue. You will have to accept them and yet keep away from them. Till date, religions are telling continuously to suppress desires. Suppressing is not the way. To drop the desires, you will have to detest them!

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Buddha

Bring the Toys!

Buddha has a wonderful quotation on his credit. The quote says, ‘What works is the Truth’ It happens that many times, truth does not work and then we have to invent lies. Same happens also in the case of spiritual journey. A master many a times needs to invent false stories to keep his disciples moving. To explain this behavior, Buddha used to tell a very wonderful story.

One day, a man had gone out for his work. He had his two small children, left alone at the home. When he was out, children used to play. That particular day, when the man came back to his home, he found that his house was set on fire. He suddenly went inside to find out what happened to the children. To his surprise, fortunately, children were isolated from the fire and engaged in their game.

The father came hurriedly inside and ask them to vacate the house. It was first time that the children saw fire. They did not know anything about the fire and started to enjoy the scene. Father somehow realize that to take children out, some lie has to be invented.

“Come out to see what toys I have bought for you!” he shouted and in moments, children were out of house.

Same is the case with spiritual masters. We do not understand truth many times. Many times, we ignore the truth. So, master has to invent a lie, he has to bring the toys!

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mysticism osho

What wealth can do?

I remember today a beautiful story, told by Osho, which can be a fact also. The story beautifully tells what money can do and what money can not. A major misconception which we find in the society is, a man with money is a man free from sorrow. A wealthy man is always untouched by the sorrows of the world, is what is generally believed. Wealth has its own limitations.

A millionaire business was on his death bed. He was lying on the verge of his death. Wealth of all the worlds was at his feet. Rothschild was the name of this businessman. This Rothschild was counting last moments of his life. All his life he ran after the wealth. He earned a huge amount of wealth through enormous efforts. For his entire life, he believed that someday, this wealth will finish all of my sorrows. Today, on his death bed, he wanted to tell the truth to his son. He wanted to tell his son the limitations of his wealth.

“You see my son? all my life I was busy in earning my wealth. Today, I want to tell you the truth. Wealth cannot end you sorrows. You can have wealth but you will still have sorrows.”

The son was wiser than the father. He silently replied,

“I know dad, what wealth can do. A poor man also has sorrows and a rich man also. But, the rich man can select which sorrows he has to suffer from.”

This is the virtue of wealth. It cannot make you free from sorrow. It just gives you freedom of selecting your own sorrows. No wealth in this world can make you free from sorrows.

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mysticism

Religions!

It was a wonderful seed. The seed with infinite potential. Potential to blossom into a giant tree and then give birth to thousand more seeds.The tree was planted with almost all care. It was taken care of very well. All the prescribed care was taken and every instruction was followed. It was now expected that the seed must now blossom into a giant tree, give thousands of fruits and many more seeds.

Surprisingly, the tree could not blossom. It could not grow at all. All the efforts were in vain. Everyone concluded that the seed must be faulty. As every other care was taken, the blame goes to seed only.

The sad thing is, no one was ready to doubt the thousand years old rules and precautions that everyone followed while growing the tree. I wonder what conclusions we will get when we apply this story to humans. Each and every human being around is grown according to some tradition, some religion. And it can be seen that almost all human beings are failures. In thousands of years, if we go on counting the number of people who really understood what life is, what love is, we remain with a small number which can be counted on our hands. Every time, persons are blamed for this failures. Have we ever questioned the validity of our religions, traditions?

I think, this is the time where we should stop and see if all the religions, traditions are worth following or not!

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mysticism

Doubt kills everybody..

I remember a beautiful shloka from some ancient Sanskrit text today. Sanskrit language is probably one of the richest languages in the world. It has thousands of beautiful Shlokas which have enormous meaning hidden in them. The Shloka which I remember today also has a beautiful meaning and tells a universal eternal truth.

A fool, the one not having faith and one who doubts forever,

All these three will soon reach their end for sure!

Today, the word which catches my focus is doubt. Doubt is the most easily found of all these three. A person who has doubt in his mind is always burning. The doubt keeps him on fire. It does not allows the person to sit silently and rest. The person can never be at rest, can never be at peace.

A mind full of doubt is by all means engaged in verification. If verification is not done, it creates suspicion. It can be seen that many relationships were spoiled due to this doubt. It is one eternal truth about humans- Humans can blossom in the environment of absolute trust. Doubt takes away this environment.