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The Act-less Act….

The theory of Karma  is very similar to Newton’s third law of motion.Third law says that there is equal and opposite reaction to every action.The theory of Karma believes that whatever you do,the very act produces its own fruits.To put it in other words,each and every act you do, it leaves behind an impression.And what you will get back will depend on this impression.It is believed that the cycles of birth and death continue till this wheel of Karma or this wheel of act rotates.The most significant point is that one is freed from these cycles if his wheel stops.

Now one solution to this question is that you should do nothing so that no force will be imparted to your wheel of Karma.But as far as I feel,to impart motion to the wheel,it is not at all needed that you have to DO something.Even the desires have the power to rotate the wheel.It is almost impossible to be action less these days and it is totally impossible to be desire less by doing nothing.So I totally reject this idea of being action less.

The problem can be easily(?) solved by the concept of ‘Act-less Act’ .It simply means that act as if you are not acting.In this type of act, the person acts but claims no results.He simply accepts the result what ever it may be.It means do with total energy but do not desire anything.You just think of doing and surrender the fruits of it to the divine.The frustration, anger coming out of not getting the desired fruits will fade away.

Act-less Act is like walking in the sky…..You just walk without expecting any foot-prints.

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3 Eternal Basic Needs.

The spiritual progress of man basically is based on three factors.The first one is presence of an enlightened master, second one is presence or availability of a commune and the third one is your very inner nature.In Buddhist  tradition, these three are respectively termed as Buddha,Sangha and Dharma.

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There is one similarity between Gautam Buddha and Osho.Bith of these two worked on all these three levels.We have seen many masters who were enlightened.But none of them were effective or influential as these two masters were.The reason lies in the fact that these two masters took care of all these three needs.Buddha,Sangha and Dharma have a very crucial purpose which can be explained as follows-

1. Buddha-Buddha is the most important thing.It is presence of Buddha which gives magical touch to both Sangha and Dharma.It can be easily seen that when a master is gone,the charisma of  his commune is gone.All the meditations,techniques are useful if they are done with the master.They are otherwise also useful but presence of master gives them a magical touch which has the ability to transform.

2.Sangha- Sangha can be called as a commune or a collection of people who are on the path .In these days what we generally lack is company of seekers.If thousands or even hundreds of seekers are at a place,the plce gets a beauty, a vibe which proves to be much beneficial in the spiritual progress.

3.Dharma- Dharma is your very basic nature.With the help of Buddha and Sangha, you have to find your Dharma.I am not saying that you have to improvise or you have to make your Dharma better.Dharma is your basic nature.It is always pure.What is needed is to rediscover your Dharma.When one attains to his Dhrama, He himself  is a Buddha who should again have a Sangha and should help others to discover their Dharma.

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Replacement is not the answer……..

Human shields greeted as they cross the border into Iraq

Change change change……..this what we want.No one is happy with what he is.No one is contented with what he is.What everyone wants is change.Ya I appreciate change if it is in the form of transformation.Replacement is not the way.If we replace today, we will again need the replacement after some days.The very reason is that replacement is not the answer.

This attitude of man should be replaced rather than any of his body part.Man is not ready to change himself at any cost.The most tragic part is that man is on the verge of forgetting the fact that humanity is not a destination but a bridge.A constant transformation is needed.But very sadly,humanity has developed a tendency of being stagnant.

Friedrich Nietzsche had developed a term named ‘super human’.He thought that the ultimate purpose of humanity is that every human should be like this super human.But I don’t believe in becoming anything.For me,each person, as he is , is valuable.What we need is a bit of transformation, a bit of vision, a bit of meditation.

Rather than changing or replacing any of his parts,what humans need is a deep understanding of his each and every part.

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'No achievement' is the greatest achievement

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To be oneself is the greatest achievement that can ever a human being have.Somewhere there lies some basic mistake in our total approach towards life where achieving something is promoted as the goal of life.I wonder why there should be some achievement or some goal in our life?Cannot we remain happy as we are?

Trees are happy the way they are.I am not saying that we must stop our progress or leave everything and just seat.We also should try to do something….to raise our awareness.To be totally in tune with life is I think the greatest achievement.

Have we ever thought that in the process of running behind achievement or some goal we are losing the very totality of life?Is it right to run behind a future pleasure by making present a desert?For me, rather than running behind any future achievement,to be able to enjoy present without any worry is the real achievement.

The most strong obstacle in the way is mind.This mind can never allow us to sit silently.Mind remembers past,also it projects the future.To be beyond mind and hence to be beyond achievement is for me the greatest achievement…

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A Voyage to the Moon

Bonsai Moon

The tendency of enjoying anything when we get it free is really very dangerous. Just now people were asked if they get free voyage to moon,will they go or not? As it was expected the answer was yes of course.The only reason for the answer being yes was the trip was offered free.

This is very subtle human psychology.Now what one is going to do on moon?Moon has nothing.No trees, no animals.Just a deserted piece of land.There are two main factors to be considered.

1.Man loves far away things

2.Man loves things which he does not love when they are offered for free.

A person from a deserted area somehow with his camel reached north pole.He now realized how difficult it was to have a camel there.No food and the poor camel could not even walk on ice.So,to get rid of him he decided to sell it.But no one was ready to buy a camel.So he made it free.A man came within no time to have it.Later,it is heard that all the money that man had vanished in maintaining the camel.

So my question is,

Why to go to the moon if we cannot be present totally on earth???

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Philosophy-The most useless thing

To  increase his level of consciousness has always been the priority of humans. At the same time to preserve his own ego also comes along. Between these two tendencies of his own, trapped is the man. The whole life of man is captured between these to priorities. The worst part of the situation is that man starts this journey of pursuing his eternal quest and one step towards eternal initiates a hundred towards the aim of pursuing his ego.

Philosophy is the journey towards ultimate truth. There is a basic difference between philosophy and mysticism. The divine cannot be brought into the words. Philosophy tries to do so. Philosophy tries either to make an ideology or a doctrine of the truth.

Tao which can be said is not the eternal tao

Are the words of Lao Tsu.One who tries to bring the truth into words or rather one who tries to reach up to the truth through the words has been a failure in this life. Approach of a mystic is that of seeing the things rather than thinking on them or try to find out a rule or an ideology for them. The whole can never be contained by a part, but yes, the part can dissolve itself and be one with the sea. This is the difference lying between the philosophy and the mysticism.

The fun is that, when you try to analyze something through your philosophy or when you try to study a situation, you are making it a subject of your mind. Truth as everyone knows, cannot be made a subject of mind, because truth is not comprehensible by the mind. Mysticism focuses totally on shattering the mind. Many sects describe truth as something which can be received in no mind.

This aim of satisfying ego comes through mind. So when someone tries to fulfill his aim of increasing his consciousness through his mind, mind uses this very knowledge of philosophy to fulfill its ego. So, the people who ever tried to go towards the truth through their philosophy, were at first very high in their spirits but at the end were disappointed and on the verge of going mad.

The very purpose of knowledge is to release. Many a times the knowledge of philosophy binds the person who studies it. This fact brings all the mystics to same conclusion that philosophy is really a useless thing

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Feel the Zen,Be the Zen…

When any religion is started or rather to be more precise,when any religion is established by followers of any enlightened master, the very beauty or the very essence disappears. Each and every religion was very wonderful when the master who was behind it was alive. Then the disciples try to organize the religion, make a foundation or some trust out of it. In this process the very beauty is lost. But, if we have a look, there are a very few religions which have prevented themselves from falling in this trap. Zen comes out to be one of the such religions.
The founder of Zen was Bodhidharma.Bodhidharma was a disciple of Buddha. When Bodhidharma was enlightened, he left for Japan. The word Zen comes out to be a synonym of the word Dhyana which Buddha in Pali language called Jhan and which was later in Japan pronounced as Zen. The beauty of Zen is that it combines both Taoism and Buddhism in it. It is very significant thing that Zen has not lost its beauty through the ages.
It is said that the truth can be realized through the absurdities. When you try to organize it, it just vanishes. It can be observed that when you are given a rule to follow, there is no scope for your own thinking or rather no scope for your consciousness. When a religion is organized, it gives nothing but rules. Rules do nothing but reduce your opportunities of being aware. In this context, Zen is really a very virtuous sect. Even today also there are a few Zen monks living in remote areas along with a small group of their followers. They do not form any organization nor are they interested in any recognition. They love to die unrecognized. Generally, disciples naturally have an urge that work or wisdom of their master should survive. In this very effort of preserving, they ruin it. Truth can never be preserved. It can be felt moment to moment. But, we humans, just like money, have a tendency to store the truth for the future and in this very process, the beauty is lost, the truth itself is lost
Specialty of Zen is that it focuses on living truth moment to moment. They will enjoy sitting with their master totally rather than recording his words to listen them in future. Zen works through absurdities. Many master of Zen were famous to enlighten their disciples through their absurd behaviors. This absurdity would include anything from hitting a disciple with Bamboo, or throwing a mind shattering Koan over him or directly throwing the disciple himself down the roof. The basic foundation of Zen can be said to be Zazen.Zazen is a very profound meditation technique which can be very lucidly described in a Haiku-
Doing nothing, just sitting….
Spring comes……..
And grass grows by itself……
Zazen simply means just sitting in a specific recommended posture. Just sitting means just sitting, without doing anything. The basic focus of Zen is concentrating mind at a single place and then shatter it in a single blow. There are many famous Zen masters such as Dogen, RInjhai, and Bokoju who are very famous for their strange methods of enlightening their disciples.
When there is any religion, there is a very big temptation to propagate it, expand it. Most religions lose their very core in the attempt of preserving or expanding the religion. The beauty of Zen lies in the fact that Zen just doesn’t care for its future. It believes in making present as fruitful as possible and I think this is the highest form of trust shown towards the existence.

 

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