7 Ways You Can Tease Your Loved Ones

  • Imitate her actions, the way she smiles, cries, nods head while listening and hands while speaking, etc. 😁

  • Keep staring at her eyes with a sensitive smile while she speaks ☺

  •  Pretend like ignoring her words in conversation 😑

  • Praise her for every small thing. Caution! Too much is too bad 🤩

  • Make little delays when she calls you for a meet. Careful! Too much and too many can turn adverse 😐

  • Play subtle jokes. Remember! She could be sensitive😉

  • Act saying, “Ya, sometimes,” when she asks you if u think of her all the time 🤔

Careful! You are dealing with a relation!

Things To Remember In Life

  • Expectation causes misery

  • Good or bad, Change is common

  • Stability in thought

  • Feelings are just reactions to inputs around

  • Money might be yours, resources are of society

  • Life is permanent, living is temporary

  • Focus on self, power lies within

  • Even naked eye can deceive

  • You are not the body, you’re just renting it

  • Understand form to realise formless

  • Thoughts have impact, think +ve

  • You change, what you do doesn’t

The Ultimate Truth- Understanding Illusion

The earlier discussion ended with Research Scientist(RS)’s question to Guru’s explanation on Paramaatma & Jeevaatma, and this question makes the current discussion that will try to answer ‘How? Why? & What has to be Realized?’

Here it goes…

RS: The thin line that is separating Me, the Jeevaatma, from the Supreme Paramaatma stuck my mind. After listening to the entire functioning, I wonder what could be that thin line that is making a big difference. I feel some ‘incompleteness’ in understanding.

Guru: Yes, that’s because of ‘illusion’.

RS: Why illusion and what’s that?

Guru: In a single word, it’s called Maya. But if you want to realise, it’s a big thing. In fact, something that is inside and out.  

In the entire process, assuming you to be present in every case is called illusion.

RS: How is that? Please explain in detail.

Guru: Obviously, you cannot assume of being something that is not actually you. If done, that will be called an imagination or illusion. Surprisingly, you will face results in real time, which could be happy or sad or frustrated or much bigger, overall, positive or negative. Finally, you will have lost track of what you are supposed to do and the resultant is you are in ‘illusion/Maaya.

Assumption, results in real-time: For example, while watching a movie, you exhibit different emotions to different scenes. You’re responding accordingly taking it as your personal feeling even though you are not at all part of that screen. You are just imagining, but reaction is taking place in real time. Why is that happening? Because, you are carrying emotions from something that is neither you nor related to you.

Losing track of actual task: Best example for this could be an internet search page with lot of hyperlinks that lead to different pages. While searching for something in that page, the user comes across various related links. Clicking on one of the sub-links opens another page, which will again have various hyperlinks. This is an iterative process. In the entire process, there is a chance of user losing track of his actual task by looking at various other related/irrelated things.

This way, assumption can put you in an emotional state that is not related to you or side-line you from your actual ask.

Same is the case of human body. You tend to feel that every aspect of functionality within and outside the body as something that is related to you. Eventually, you end up bearing the results of things you assumed as ours by reacting to them. This happens only if you don’t realise who you are. (Refer to second round of discussion on Self).

Mind is thinking, ears are hearing, and all other body parts are performing their roles, and each of them have a name and respective functioning. Body parts are working among themselves in collaboration, solely because of Paramaatma.

As you land in such a situation, you start thinking yourself as the body and assume all the bodily activities and related attachments as yours, which can be relations, among others. Finally, you end up in this web of organs-associated relations thus, losing a complete track of the fact that you are Jeevaatma and what your purpose is reach.

This is the thin line that made your understanding incomplete. So, you should always be conscious about what you are and then what are you for, in absence of which, you are controlled by Maaya/Illusion.

You should always be conscious that it’s the body & associated parts that are doing their tasks and you are just a witness. You are neither related to it nor part of it/expecting its results.

Here is where the real challenge lies. Do you think the attachments you had with this body before realisation will leave you? Not at all.

During the process, you have to be very careful that supressing thoughts/emotions will give you bad results at times when you, by mistake, surrender to them. Rather than fighting or supressing them, you should realise that they are doing their tasks perfectly (thinking, hearing, talking, etc) and in fact, keep questioning self as to ‘what my job is?’

Maintaining such status forever is the challenge one has to achieve through practice.

RS: That’s pretty clear. But, I doubt a continuous witnessing of these bodily actions would side line me at some point, as I got used to it over the years. If at all that happens, all my efforts go futile and I will have to fight back to identify self. To be open, this is the question that is haunting me after thinking to realise.

How can I overcome this forever? That too when I/Jeevaatma have nothing to do with this bodily attachments and materialistic things around, then, “What is my focus point? Where do I belong to? Why am I here in this body? What is the purpose of my existence? and What is my target?”

                                                  *Will be answered in the following version*

 

The Ultimate Truth- Knowing Self

A continuation of the previous conversation…

After listening to Guru’s statements, the Research Scientist (RS) understood that the body is just a combination of flesh and the truth about ‘Me/Self’ is not what he thought, but something else that is yet to be explored. He is currently thinking on finding ‘what actually is he?’, henceforth referred to as self.

Conversation Begins…

RS: One important thing I clearly understood by our earlier conversation is the humans’ general tendency of ‘denying the existence of something by ignoring self-incapability of identifying it’, which is also a fault in me. May be, identifying that itself makes way clear.

Guru: That’s true.

RS: Now, the thought that has been haunting me is about searching self. May I have clarity on this?

Guru: For this, you first need to have clarity on what is around the ‘self’ hiding it and obstructing you from finding it

RS: Hmm. Please go ahead

Guru: There are 24 very important things one should have clarity on.

  • Five Mahaa Panchabhothaas – Earth (Prithvi), Water(Apah), Fire(Tej), Air(Vayu) and Sky (Aakash) based on which, everything else formed and composed of;
  • Five Pancha Karmendriyas – Mouth, Hands, Legs and two Secreting organs, which just follow assigned tasks without any knowledge;
  • Five Pancha Gnaanendriyas- Eye, Nose, Tongue, Ear and Skin, which act as transmitting media with the each of their five individual qualities, such as See, Smell, Taste, Listen and Sense
  • There are four important units that manage all the above- Manas, Buddhi (Intellect), Chitt (Storage) and Aham (Ego)

All in total, there are 24 important units that are playing the game of life.  Every activity we do only happens between these units- from starting to ending.

Organs act as the receptors to the stimuli generated by each of the Mahaa Panchabhootas- Nose (Smell) For Earth, Tongue (Taste) for Water, Eyes (Light & Visibility) for Fire, Skin (Touch & Feel) for Air and Ears (Sound) for Sky. Needless to say, organs themselves are composed of Mahaa Panchabhootas.

Coming to the lastly-listed four units: Manas involves in Sankalpa-Vikalpa Sanghaatam, which means generating and taking back of thoughts; Buddhi decides on performing/not performing the tasks based on the inputs from Manas; Chitt is the memory storage that stores responses (happy/sad, interesting/uninteresting, love/hatred, etc), out of Buddhi’s actions, for future purpose to bring them in to picture whenever needed; Aham is the one that transforming our behaviour based on the inputs from Buddhi, Manas and Chittam generated over the time, thus fully controlling our actions

These four are something special unlike organs. They are not seen, only felt

RS: Understood that ‘organs do their assigned tasks of seeing, smelling, hearing, responding, moving, acting, etc, all based on the signals they get from four special units’. But, there is no mention of ‘Self/Me’ anywhere? Where is it? What’s its function and what it does?

Guru: Self is a standalone unit that is just observing all these activities as a ‘witness’. It is neither becoming part nor doing any activity other than witnessing the whole system. But, the whole system gets identification by this Self, in absence of which, we call it a ‘Dead Body’. It’s this Self that one refers to have left the body when someone is dead.

Organs become rotten or dead at one point of time, but self doesn’t, forever. Because, it’s not a physical form to perish. It exists and can be felt, but not seen with the natural eye! It is formless. It’s Self that is the actual Life/ You/Me, not the physical body that is made of flesh.

RS: Set of organs is made of flesh and all of them are connected through nerves and joints. Whereas, set of special units are not physical in nature. Above all, the main unit Self has no form and is the actual life, but is neither related/connected to the organ set nor the special set.

How could the four formless units generate information/signals and how are the organs receiving and responding when they don’t have any knowledge to act by themselves? Above all: When Self is the actual life, why aren’t we able to recognise or find it? Is it remaining hidden by itself or is that our incapability to find out?

What is making the lifeless organs work? What is managing the communication between the physical organs and formless units? How is the entire communication running?

Guru: These are the questions one should self. For everything to work, the basic thing that is needed is energy. Thus, every organ/body part is filled with some energy that is powering it to act whenever required.

Every organ/part (Indriya) is made/composed of five basic elements i.e. Mahaa Panchabhoothas. As discussed earlier, each of these five elements have individual qualities by nature that also represent the qualities of Indriyas (Five Karmendriyaas and five Gnaanendriyaas)- Nose (Smell) For Earth, Tongue (Taste) for Water, Eyes (Light & Visibility) for Fire, Skin (Touch & Feel) for Air and Ears (Sound) for Sky.

Since organs are made of these elements, they obviously possess the qualities of these five elements, and thus are able to act accordingly. This energy that is powering organs to function is called Chaitanya Shakti (Meaning: Energising Power). It’s the same power that is also managing and regulating the four special units. It’s also the same power that is creating, managing and terminating each and every function. This Chaitanya Shakti is called Paramaatma, meaning The Supreme.

RS: Is this a energising power a single thing that is controlling everything from a single place or multiple sources at multiple places?

Guru: No. It is a single source that is spread across multiple locations to execute multiple tasks (for example: A single person doing multiple things). It has no specific place. It is the only one that is in everything and that itself is everything. It is performing tasks, but is neither becoming any task nor owned by any unit.

RS: I find a similarity in the properties of Paramaatma and Self. Can you explain?

Guru: While the Supreme that is controlling everything is called Parabrahma (the supreme), the Self that is witnessing everything is called Jeevaatma. With a thin line of difference, Jeevaatma seems part of Parabrahma, but is actually the Paramaata itself. This Jeevatma is the actual Me/You/Self.

RS: Oh! Ok. So, why am I separated from Paramaatma and thinking of this physical body? What is that the thin line of difference between Paramaatma and Jeevaatma?

                                                                *Will be discussed in the next version*

 

The Ultimate Truth- An Introduction

We often come across people saying, ‘there is no god and it’s all foolish’, some ‘believe it outside and doubt internally’. Whereas, some blindly believe it in and out. Keeping away all the high-level explanations, we tend to take up the case in a simple way.  Here it goes….

This is a discussion between a Research Scientist (RS) and a Guru, a day after the student attended a religious conference, where he met Guru and took his appointment for a personal meet.

(They don’t wish to spend time in casual talks, so are speaking to the point)

RS: Hello Sir. I’m here with a question

Guru: Please tell me

RS: I thought about it many times as to why do people worship when God is not there? Don’t you think it’s foolish?

Guru: Okay. Let’s go this way. Can you see a thought?

RS: (After thinking for a while) We don’t, if I’m not wrong

Guru: Then what is thought. Can you define it?

RS: Hmm…According to me, a thought gets its definition by its implementation, and can’t be seen

Guru: What do you do to implement something?

RS: Think and plan

Guru: So, thought existed before implementation. Therefore, it need not depend on implementation for definition. Right?

RS: (Thinking for a while) Hmm… Yes. But we could only see implementation, and not the thought, right?

Guru: Yes. But, can you deny thought’s existence because you are not seeing it?

RS: No

Guru: That means it’s there, the fact is ‘we are not able to see it’

RS: Yes

Discussion Takes a Different Turn

Guru: In a similar way, God is similar to thought that is not visible, but can be seen in implementation and cannot be denied in existence

RS: Thought is followed by an action, which we refer to as implementation. Where’s the implementation in case of God?

Guru: Life. Yes. God is managing the living.

RS: How is that? It’s Me who is managing all the things with the help of my body parts to make myself alive.

Guru: Oh! Mind is thinking, ears are hearing, and all other body parts are performing their roles, and each of them have a name and respective functioning. Body parts are working among themselves in collaboration. What’s that you are doing?

By the way what is Me you are referring to. Is that any body part or something else?

RS: It’s me, the name given by my parents

Guru: Then what is Me before being named and after being dead?

RS: A flesh!

Guru: Flesh means the flesh that is composed of and filled within the body in the form of various body parts, which will not stay long. In that case, who is Me then?

RS: Thinking…with no answer to reply

Guru: In the entire process, who is Me is where the answer lies for your question on ‘God’.

When you are dead, people say ‘’he left his body or he is dead’’. In this statement, in the ‘he has left the body’ phrase, who are they referring to? And, who is other ‘he’ in the ‘he is dead’ part of the sentence? If he is same in both the cases, why is the difference in his state of existence: one says ‘left’ and the other says ‘dead’.

In the second case, it’s the body that is dead and so, no case of ‘he’. Now, who is that ‘he’ that has left? according to the first case.

So, the answer is “Body is just a flesh and there is some energy/Chaitanyam beyond the functioning of body parts acting as a source of energy to every part, in absence of which, body parts are paralyzed. For example, ‘a paralytic body’ with some parts paralysed or ‘sleep’, where sense doesn’t work even if the parts are functional in state. Chaitanyam is making the difference.

What is that Chaitanyam? It’s called ‘God’, which is also the actual Me surrounded by a body flesh. That is also not visible as you said in the start. For that, you need to search in and out with keen observation.

RS: Hmm (Remains thinking) with a question inside on ‘how to search and find it?’

                             *The answer will be discussed in later versions of the article*

Deciding between Right and Wrong

The common challenge everyone faces is when it comes to deciding on something, in terms of right and wrong. In a general psychological perspective, something that works in favor of us appears right and something that doesn’t seem favoring is termed as wrong and not-suitable. This is the basic tendency in which we involve in while deciding on something. But, I don’t think that’s the correct way of dealing with it. You are wrong if you think that its only you who is acting in the aforementioned manner, while deciding on right and wrong. Because, its the ego that is playing on the decision and pushing you to go with the same. To the fact, the actual reality lies beneath, which is usually called ‘inner conscious’ or ‘conscience’. This is what that can guide you with the correct answer.

Might seem something philosophical or beyond reality, but, yes that’s the truth. You can’t come to a conclusion just by reading this article. If you want to realize the truth, then listen to your inner sense called conscience, while deciding on something. Of course, your ego may stop you from doing that, but try your level best. Something inside, is trying to guide you. Observe and listen to it once, you will feel the actual truth and reality.

Living without Expectations!

We keep coming across people disappointed with some thing that did not happen as they wished. Its most common that people expect things to plan a better life, calling it ‘planning’. But, did you ever think of the other side of ‘expectation’ ? If not, this article might interest you, where, it says ‘Expectation is the Cause of Grief’. Not being negative. Yes, its true, and you would feel the fact once you read this article.

Here it goes…Expectation is wishing something to happen the way we think about it or expect it to be. Some call it planning. But, in fact, planning is entirely different from expectation. Planning things is okay to streamline the processes, but, if coupled with expectation, the end-result might disappoint you. Here, is where one should have to identify a thin line between the planning and expectation.

Planning involves scheduling things, but are you ‘very sure’ about ‘future happening’? In such case, if you had expected it to happen as you thought, then you would end up in grief, as it did not happen as you wished, which is attributed to ‘uncertainty’ over future. Its might be ‘you’ who planned it, but you can’t assure the future of anything. You might be confident in your expectation, but the result need not happen according to your expectation. So, focus only on the task (result is incorporated in it already) and not the result of it. Various factors decide the future(its a different topic).

So, ‘plan and start execution without thinking about the result,’ as the holy Bhagavadgita says.

Overcoming ‘Instability in Thoughts’

Fluctuating/Instability of  thoughts is the process that involves random thoughts taking over your thinking process. Multiple thoughts keep coming up in mind, avoiding you from confining to one particular thought and make a needed decision.

Instability/fluctuation in thoughts is the basic problem for many. In the today’s busy life style, having a standard thought process is not that easy, as we involve in ‘n’ number of tasks, from waking up in the morning to sleeping at night. This continuous process of instability in thoughts results in lack of focus/concentration, loss of memory, frustration, headache out of overthinking, among others. Here is where people find ways, such as Yoga, meditation, among other well-known methods, to get away with thought fluctuation and remain focused.

This article helps you identify solution in the problem itself. Here is one more simple process through which help you overcome the problem of thought fluctuation and boost your focus.

Here it goes….Fluctuation resulting in loss of stability in thoughts, resulting in continuous diversion, restraining us from taking required decision. As the thoughts’ origin and destination are moving randomly, try filling your required thought in every other random thought your mind is generating. With this, all your random thoughts are filled with a single subject, i.e, your required subject, which you filled in everywhere. So, then overall thoughts might be in numbers, but the point/subject of focus will be one. So, finally you could stably think on one single subject that you wanted, thus overcoming instability.

Hence Proved!

Past, Present, Future

Anything in this Universe will have to go through these phases of time, for living beings in specific. Past has impact on present, which in turn impacts future.
Past:
Past might be past, but its present in mind to make impact on present and will also be present even in your future. Everything thing becomes an immediate past and every past will be a door for the next present.
Present:
Present is what we are in. Every fraction of your presence makes your present and your presence itself means you are present in your present. But, there is a key clause- physical or mental presence, that defines once presence in present. Every present hides a past within before taking a carry-forward.
Future:
Past + Present=Future. Past has impact on present, which will ultimately decide future. Every future is followed by past and every future contains both present and past.

So, every point of time is equally important and is to be properly utilized, as every point contains and leads to the three-present, past and future. So, one need to be careful in doing things as they surround the one who does the work and who ultimately will be the victim.
However, it is noteworthy that life is a pre-recorded cassette. Everything happens as it is and is supposed to happen. However, one may think that ‘things depend on what and how we do them’, but what comes into mind before doing something itself is ‘Life’: J