Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Breaking the habits of mind - becoming free of sins

Mind loves games and deception. It gets trained to like sadness and becomes master in duping you to believe that sadistic is its nature. As you attempt to deviate from the set pattern it hits back with more vengeance.

मन दुःख की आदत डाल लेता है।  आपको ऐसा लगने लगता है की यही आपका स्वाभाव है।  और जब आप इससे दूर होने की कोशिश करते हो तो मन अपने बल से इसे दबोच लेता है।

जब आप छोटे थे तो अपने स्वभाव मैं थे।  खुश थे।  खुशद थे।  लेकिन फिर बीमार पड़े, कस्ट हुआ , लोग आये , वह भी आये जिसने कभी ध्यान नहीं दिया और आपके मन ने धारणा  बैठा ली "अगर मैं दुखी रहता हूँ तो सब मुझे पूछते हैं ". ओर फिर शुरू होती है ज़िन्दगी भर की लड़ाई।  अहंकार और दुखी मन की मिली भगत मैं आप कभी डूबते हो तो कभी उठते हो।  

यह पाप सिर्फ मेल की एक परत है।  इसको ज्ञान की गंगा मैं डुबकी लगा कर धो डालो।  फिर आप आपने असली स्वभाव मैं डुबकी लगाओगे।

जिसमें सिर्फ
आनंद है
शांति है

बेहतर यही होगा की आप जल्द से जल्द जीवन जीने की कला सीख लें और इस जीवन मैं मस्त हो जायें।

When you were born, you were in elements. Happy and carefree. As you grew you would fall sick and everyone around will come enquiring about your well being. Your mind then builds the identity/belief that "if i am sick then people ask for me, care for me". Thus, begins a journey of coping up and living with identity that was never yours. A joint venture of a sad mind and distorted ego takes you for a spin.

Thus the path to break away becomes rougher and harder. You always keep falling back to easy, to give up, to believe that sadness is your nature.

But did you know sadness/sin is only skin deep. Your taking a dip in the Ganges is synonymous for washing away of all sins because sin is like mud sling body. You wash the body in the purity of knowledge and the mud just slips away.

Did you know that beyond the skin you are pure.
Beyond the sin is real you.
The perfect.
The serene.
The peaceful.

So, don't go by the colour of your skin. It will fade away and wrinkle in time, before it does its better you learn the art of living. 

Monday, May 25, 2015

In search of shiv tatva - शिव तत्त्व की प्रतीक्षा मैं

Where is shiv ?
It is said that the entire universe is materialisation of one shiv sankalp (thought). But what happened to the creator after the world was created on his behest. Did he disappear? Did he hide? Is he dormant?

शिव कहाँ हैं? कैसे हैं ? कौन हैं?
कहते हैं यह सृस्टि एक शिव संकल्प का परिणाम है. लेकिन फिर वह कहाँ चले गए या फिर यहीं कहीं हैं, छुपे बैठे हैं।

It is said that

  1. it is in everything but its not everything. 
  2. it can be found only via Guru (an enlightened master). You dont have direct access to shiva principle.
  3. only grace can bring it forth to you, no effort or manipulation can influence its decision to reveal
  4. it can come in  a form which is dear to you
शिव तत्त्व के बारे मैं कुछ मान्यताएं हैं , जैसी की 
  1. सब उसमें है पर वह सब मैं नहीं हैं 
  2. वह सिर्फ गुरु की सानिध्य मैं मिलते हैं।  
  3. सिर्फ कृपा से जागृत होते हैं , अकारण , अकरम से 
  4. अक्सर तुम्हारे पूजनीय रूप मैं प्रकट भी हो सकते हैं 

So what do you do in the meantime?
Grace is indeterminate, beyond demand.
Its beyond time and reason and action. Its not a fruit of well defined actions or merits gathered via good deeds or any other logical culmination of effort. 

तब आप क्या करोगे तब तक.
कुछ कहतें हैं के संकल्प करो और अपने प्रिये जान को समर्पित कर दो।  फिर धैर्ये से प्रतीक्षा करो।

Infinite patience.
असीम धैर्य

You also cannot remain idle. You need to be either in love or in action or in both.
लेकिन चुप चाप बैठ भी नहीं सकते।  कुछ तो कर्म करना पड़ेंगे और कुछ भक्ति मैं नयन बंद करने होंगे.

Grace has some linkages to devotion to divine and also to good deeds for the betterment of society. Though, there is no clarity of the link.
कृपा का भक्ति और कर्म से कुछ सम्बन्ध है।  लेकिन कैसे या कैसा मुझे पता नहीं।

You cannot ask it to present itself because then it will be a limited expression of the form, limited by the laws of nature. Even light is limited expression of energy.
अगर आप उसे रूप मैं ढूढ़ते हैं तो वह सिमित है. हर रूप प्रकृति के नियमोें मैं बंधा हैं. अगर वह रौशनी हैं तो वह भी ऊर्जा का सिमित अभिव्यक्ति है.

It is said to be an experience. The experience happens by itself when self decides and finds it appropriate to express.
शिव एक अनुभव हैं. वह अपने आप, अपने संकल्प से प्रकट होते हैं।

What have you done so far in finding your God?

Do think its important to know who the primordial father/creator is/was? Or, can you happily ignore its presence and continue dragging around?
क्या आप उत्सुक नहीं होते हो उससे मिलने के लिए जिसने आपको बनाया है?
या फिर इस माया जाल के चक्रव्यू मैं मस्त हो।

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

My professional journey

Slideshare automatically creates the professional journey from linkedin data. Try it, its nice. Heres how it looks for my journey.

I am also looking for an interesting role in an interesting idea. Game? Do connect !!

Sunday, November 02, 2014

The Lure Stalk model

Lets talk about a couple who stays in apartment in a modern city like Bangalore.
Its a young working couple with a new born baby and a caretaker.
A caretaker who comes in at 5:30 AM in the morning and goes back at 9:30 PM in the night.

Why they need a caretaker?

  1. they don't want/know to cook
  2. don't have time to maintain their house
  3. don't have time to rear the baby
  4. earn heavily before they become old
  5. add your reasons here
Who is the caretaker?
She stays in the nearby locality where most low income people reside. 

How come the caretaker family are so close to a posh locality?
They are not close. Its the builder who got cheap mango groves near their locality for peanuts and converted into series of high rise apartment complex, creating a neighbourhood of disparity.

Who is caretaker's husband?
He is an auto driver who parks his vehicle outside the apartment complex and stays more still then mobile to make money. 
You mean he does not go around on trips to earn money. Yes, you got it. 

Then how does the caretaker family makes money?
The auto driver has information of all the people who go out of apartment complex. He knows when they go, what time they go and this is the topic of discussion with his fellow auto mates. 

So what's the big deal about it?
The young couple is busy modern family using the services which they can afford to pay. 

Now lets correlate a bit. 
You paying for the caretaker is like you buying a mobile phone. In return the mobile phone gives you some free services. The lure part is the free services that come along with the mobile phone. You are attracted towards the free because you can tell , can you take care of this and also this and this ....

And who is stalking. 
The caretaker also informs the auto driver about how her day is going, what the owners are planning and what is the expected behaviour of the family, where they go out and where do they come in etc.,

Now if somebody is behind your shoulders on dark street you may freak out. 
But if somebody knows more than you about you than you then what do you do?

Also, it could be that either the auto driver has loose tongue or can be coerced into revealing information either willingly or by force to elements with whom you are uncomfortable.

That was too much of a sentence. You need an example. Ok, here it goes. 
A frail old man who is residing in the apartment complex is the young couple's father. He goes to temple in the neighbourhood on every saturday at around 8:30 AM. He wears a gold ring and a gold necklace. 

One saturday morning a fat young lady on an unmarked scooter rides beside and stop in front of the old man and claims the old man looks suspicious. 
The old man is astounded. 
She claims to be from police intelligent team and suspect the old man is a thief. 
She demands that he hand her over his identity, his gold ring, necklace. 
The frailty causes panic and old man does what is being told in broad daylight.
The big fat thief disappears. 

Now this could be a chance event.
Or, this could be a well planned event with precision in human psychology with the sharpest minds on planet. Yes, you can call them hackers or thieves or whatever. 

So you see the lure stalk model. 

Still wondering what is this all about, do leave a comment and I will respond with a suitable narrative. 

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