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Sleep of the Father

Q&A with Mohanji

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The father is sleeping. Sleeping in absolute awareness. In His sleep, there are no dreams. There is only awareness. Everything happens within his realm of sleep. There is nothing beyond his realm of sleep. Everything is within. There is nothing external.
The son also sleeps. He never interferes with anything. In his blissful sleep, in the realm of the father, he aids experiences. The father experiences everything, as a witness. Only his acquired mouth walks and talks. He sleeps. Perfect beingness of the soul. There is nothing outside of him. He is bliss and awareness. He aids doingness and enjoys the results of doingness. This is well within the awareness of the father. The awareness of the father and the son are the same. Only the micro and macro difference. The whole universe is the body of the father. What is beyond the universe is also the body of the father. This body is consciousness. There is nothing outside this consciousness. There is no difference between the son’s consciousness and the father’s consciousness. The son resounds the heart-beat of the father. The son enjoys the beingness, just like the father, while the divine play is on.
The son and father are one – a drop from the ocean resembles the mother ocean. The drop has the same characteristics of the ocean. The son has the same characteristics of the father.
Those who have the eyes to see the son, will also see the father. Those who have seen the father will never see any sons. The father reflects himself in every son.
The father allows doingness as a path to reach his beingness, Yoga Nidra. The son aids the same doingness and eventually gets back home to the realm of the father. The father exists always. He is never born and will never die. Images come forth from him and merge back into him, after the mission is accomplished. MAYA. The father nor the son never stand to prove or disprove anything. They just exist in perfect witness state, in perfect brilliance.
Gross is born out of the father. The son makes it alive. The son is also born out of the father. The father and son enjoy and share the grand collaboration. The father never drops his brilliance in matter and the son never picks up the gross. Elements formed out of the father and the son illuminated it and made it alive. The elements merge back into the father as sheer energy when the show ends.

The Silence

The father is silent. The son is silent too. The silence of beingness. The perfect silence. All encompassing silence. The nature of the father is silence. The nature of the son is silence too. The gross talks and both the son and the father stay unaffected. They watch the show in perfect witness state. They participate in the show just like a catalyst aiding a chemical reaction. All the sounds are within the father and the father stays unaffected. All the sounds happen due to the son and the son is never affected with the sounds that he has created. The sounds are gross and the father is subtle. The sounds happen through the father. Neither the father nor the son take ownership of any sound.
The silence of the father is eternal. The silence of the son is evolutionary. When the son becomes the silence, when the external sounds also become the silence, the son becomes one with the father. The father remains unaffected whether the son merges into His brilliance or not. The son remains unaffected with the sound of the equipment that he wore time to time. He makes the equipment function, without any attachment to any of it, at any time. He remains unattached to the machine, product or existence. He remains unattached to the gross as well as subtle and remains always in His father’s awareness. The father sees himself in His son. The son sees himself in the father. It is only brilliance. No shape, no gross, no acquired happiness, no sorrows, no doingness, no anxieties, fears, just bliss and bliss alone.
The father never over rules any decision of the son. The son never over rules any decision of the gross that he aids. The father stays a mirror image of the son and the son stays as a mirror image of the father. They mirror each other. They express the same character. The father and son maintain a perfect communion which the gross cannot understand. Gross is heavy. The son is light. Gross consists of elements. The son consists of pure energy. The father is brilliant. The son is brilliant too. The son sleeps within the father and the father expresses Himself through His son.

God Bless All
M

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A Philanthropist speaks – Sudha Murthy

Thanks to citrisuc

“Engage yourselves in service activity. Consider social service as service to God. This is the best way to earn God’s Love. Love all and serve all. Your entire life will be sanctified thereby.” – Sathya Sai Baba

There are speeches and then there are speeches that touch your heart. I rate this as one of the most inspiring, motivational speech I have ever heard. Hats off to Sudha Murthy, I rate her as a Saint.

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Telugu @ Harvard

 

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దేశ భాశల౦దు తెలుగు లెస్స‌

A few weeks back I happened to drag myself (and a friend) to attend a talk on Telugu and its literature organized by the Sanskrit Dept. at Harvard University. It was a very well presented talk by Dr.  G.V.R.K. Sharma who is medical doctor from Harvard Medical School. I was very impressed with the lucid presentation of Dr.Sharma. He gave us a bird’s eye view of the unique features Telugu, its literary developments and its contributions to fields like music and arts. 

Kudos to the Sanskrit Dept for organizing this talk. Attached is a pdf document of the presentation from Dr.Sharma.

Telugu@Harvard

 

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Obamania

He gives me the chills! What a wonderful inspiring speech relevant to everyone on this planet not just Americans. Yes we can!!

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Carnatic Music at Wesleyan University

Not a single apaswaram. Extraordinary performance!! Virtuosity beyond par from American students at Wesleyan University.

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Morality

(Q&A with Mohanji)

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I always believed that masters should set standards in morality. Sree Krishna is said to have had 16008 wives. Jesus is accused of having an affair with Mary Magdelene.  If he did like that, can we blame regular human beings like us having more than one wife?

 

HA HA. I liked this question very much. What an Idea!!! What an excuse!!! Let me explain.

Fundamental Mistakes in Understanding

Understanding a higher master and his actions using our limited capabilities of understanding is like a 5th class student trying to explain the books or syllabus of graduation classes. Enlightenment = Unlimitedness. Non-Enlightenment = Limitedness.

Every thought, word and action has a time, space, intellect, environment effect. If you do not understand that aspect, you will not understand the depth of that action or any action per se.

An enlightened master may do many things for the higher good, as he is not operating from the plane of mundane karma. He is operating from the plane of universal awareness where he could see the past, present and future in one platform. He will know the action as well as the consequences, just like we see the flowers blooming outside the window. His actions will always be for the general well-being of the masses. He  has no selfish interest. So, what about a Great Master like Krishna?

In many occassions, an enlightened master may use intoxication to dull his perpetual cosmic consciousness and bring himself to terrestrial awareness or body consciousness. If a disciple, who is only in the formation stage resorts to the same technique of using intoxication, he will never achieve enlightenment and will definitely become a drug addict. He may look like a master with his beard, matted hair and saffron robes, but will be far from the stature of his master.So, imitating a master before becoming a master is extremely dangerous, if your purpose is higher evolution. If the purpose is just to make a living and fool the relatively ignorant public, good enough, the attire will benefit to a great extent.

You can follow the guidance of the master, but, never imitate him, if you have not reached his stature.

Also understand that it’s not humanly possible to entertain 16008 wives!! HA HA. Many people cannot even live with one wife. So, how can someone live with 16008 wives? Isn’t it a bit too bizarre?

Coming to Krishna. How do you know that Krishna had 16008 wives and that this is true in its true sense? My understanding is as follows:

Krishna defeated a king and freed all the prisoners. There were several women too. If you want the exact head count, we can say – 16008 women. Some of them were very very old, and had spent many years in prison.

When Krishna released the prisoners, he told them: “You are free now. Go to your own homes and live in peace. If you encounter any problems or difficulties in the future, do let me know .”

They were happy and went back to their homes. The society did not welcome them. Their families were reluctant to accept them, as they believed that an ex convict at home could give the effect of ex-communication by the society. Their children may not get good spouse etc. The ex-prisoners were ex-communicated by the society.

In short, the ladies who were prisoners once were back in the streets begging for a living and the society shut their doors on them.

They went back to Krishna, requested His audience and said: “We were prisoners once. It was not an ideal situation to be in. Yet, we were getting three meals everyday. We had a shelter from sun and rain. Now we are even more miserable. We have no place to sleep and no food. None of our family members wants us back. Please put us back into the prison and save our lives.”

Krishna ordered them to be considered as Royal Wives and ordered a pension for all of them. Royal wives have some previleges, eligibilities and respectability. He sent everyone back with these previleges and they started living happily.

Society loves successful people, even if they are ex-convicts. Money matters and reputation can be re-created. Thus, these “16008 wives of Krishna” lived a majestic life as “Royal Wives”. This earned them respect in the society and the younger ones among them got proposals from eligible bachelors for their hand in marriage!!! All their reletives who are relatively inferior to them, as per their current position, started respecting them and considering them as an integral part of their family. Thus Lord Krishna bestowed them their respect and self-esteem. 

How is this? What do you think now? Krishna is being portrayed as a womaniser because every man is a womaniser atleast in his own mind, one way or the other. If the Lord represents that quality, it’s easy license for the devotees. The truth is different.I am not judging moralities here nor am I stating whether something is good or bad. This is upto the individual. There are no general thumb rules in the larger perspective. Please do ponder on this idea and see how you feel.Do not worry about Jesus and Mary Magdelene too. Jesus was mission-bound and, in a very short span of time that he had, he did his deed. Mary was his choicest disciple or devotee (on nursing and healing the karmic wounds basis) and Jesus empowered her with abilities of healing and grace. Limited minds cannot comprehend the higher love. We can only visualise carnal love, because our minds are in that peripheral.This is fine. Let’s be what we are. Then, we will be based on reality, and not on pretension. Being real is very important for higher evolution.God Bless AllLoveMohan

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Anxiety

(Q&A with Mohanji)

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Anxieties are not going away. Fears are increasing. Times seem to be bad. Please help.
It is essential to understand the situation fully in order to overcome it. Walking the path, you must. I shall explain an average human existence:
A soul takes birth as a human body (in this story – as a man). His childhood is spent in blissful abandon, as a child immersed in seeking playfulness and fun. He is ignorant of his true state. He is also anxious about proving himself and being better than his friends.
Then he becomes a youth and spends most of his adolescent years in a struggle to gain recognition and position in society. Adolescence puts him in a kind of no man’s land. Neither here nor there. He struggles to carve an image and position for himself. He is also keen to have a girl of his dreams as his partner – a lot of time and energy is spent in fantasies and daydreaming. He is anxious about proving himself in every aspect of life.
As an adult, he is busy with carving a life for himself and his family. He is also immersed in earning money, educating his children, building a house for himself, securing his old age, etc. He runs all over in a struggle or race to create the life of his dreams, forgetting to enjoy the present and always being anxious about the future. As he grows older, helplessness increases and so does associated anger and frustration. He also builds up expectations about his children and if they do not fall within the frame of his expectations, he falls sick and disillusioned. Sometimes he also pampers his children too much and in turn they kick him around.

He prays to his Gods, ritualistically, offers a part of his earning to appease gods, expecting tangible favors in return. He lives in a world of dreams and expectations, in a continuous struggle and anxiety.
Old Age – he is retired. People are not respecting him as they used to, as then the respect came out of compulsion or due to his official/social position, and not due to selfless service rendered to society.

He has become insignificant, and is now simply existing in his hard won home, which is already taken over by his children. Often, he is a baby – sitter of his grand children or a temporary watchman when his children travel out. He often feels like a doormat. He is weak and helpless. He craves for his past glory and yearns for respect. He is anxious about his relatives going away and is not sure whether he will be properly attended to. Sometimes he also fears that he could be dumped into some old age home as unwanted burden. Anxieties rule him. He silently nurses his sickness too. He spends sleepless nights filled with fears and anxieties, but during the day he puts on a mask of overconfidence, rigidity and grouchyness. Whenever left alone, he secretly cries over his helplessness.
Silently, during one such night, he leaves his body. At that time, he realizes how all the ego built on the sand castle of his achievements and possessions over the years actually meant nothing. He realizes how futile everything was. He regretted that never, not for even one moment, he got connected to his own soul. He forgot everything in the struggle to create an existence, name and fame. However, it was only at the time of death that this profound realization dawned on him – the only thing that ever mattered was his own soul! The soul was in-charge. The soul was running the show. The very reason why he assumed the body was to fulfill the mission that his soul had – but he never even bothered to introspect and enquire what this mission was. All of this was a late realization as it came at the time when his soul was already leaving the body. Too late for any correction now.

This is the story of the existence of an average man. Unconscious youth, egoistic adulthood, anxious old age and the most certain death. Unfulfilled wishes and another birth in another womb. The continuous stream of birth and death. The soul carries on, without complaints.
Please be aware –
In the next 100 years even the child born today will not be existing on this Earth. It will be a completely new set of people. Many souls walked on this Earth before you, with the same feelings and emotions, many souls will walk this Earth after you, with the same feelings and emotions hat you have now. Understand your significance in these relative terms.
Now, it is time to introspect. What is worth and what is not? Observe your life from the perspective of your soul. Even when attempting to understand your relationships, see them from the perspective of the soul. All relationships are as important as relativity and are a matter of inevitability. Are you that or are you beyond that? This question must be pondered on. Nobody owns another person in any way – even though you may disagree with me on this aspect. Even if two people are married, both of them do not own each other. They came together only because their karmic vasanas (inherent traits with emotions attached) were similiar. That’s all. An individual is essentially an individual and an independant karmic being. This must be clearly understood in order to curtail expectations towards others. A person will perform upto your expectation only if your wishes and his/her karmic agendas tally perfectly well. Whether it be your parents, wife, husband, daughter or son, the same rule applies. Be aware of this.

Awareness of the macro existence will take anxieties away. Anxieties are only in the mental plane. Mind likes to hold on to fears for its own existence. At your soul level, there are no anxieties or fears. Soul has no guilt either. All this exists only in the conscious mind, as well as in your hard drive – the sub-conscious.
Good or bad times are derived out of collective consciousness. When a generation lives in fear, hatred and anger, they invite agony into their own life, one way or the other. When a generation lives in love and kindness, they create that reality. Therefore, there is no point in blaming the times. Times are created by all of us, collectively. As thought is the first level of creation, energy is released. If thoughts are negative, they conglomerate with such similiar thoughts and become an event. This is how events are formed.
We have to tackle good and bad. Have faith in yourself – your SELF, the non-perishable entity, the God that lives within the temple of your body – your very soul. Also, have faith in the supreme entity – the GOD or the Supreme Soul. This kind of faith will diminish your anxieties and fears. You cannot leave the mind in a vacuum state. It must be substituted with faith. So, start contacting your soul through your breath and slowly internalise your focus. The less you are external, the lesser your cravings will be. The lesser your anxieties will be.

God Bless All
LOVE and only LOVE
M

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