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  • avyakt7- New Generation 7:08 AM on April 25, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: achievements, , , , , society, ,   

    Finding your “spiritual” path 

    There are no religions in the World holding the “truth.” There are no religions in the world with exclusivity of “God.”
    The above statement is the outcome of my journey, a new consciousness. That consciousness is not my own making. It happened because it was my time. There is no other “reason” beyond that.

    What I share, needs to be found by yourself. “Truth” is not a matter of belief or repetition of ideas. No matter who the authority is behind “enlightened” words, truth cannot be found there.

    There is no religion nor society who could quench the need of the egotistical person to have things under control. Security of salvation or a “high status” in the afterlife is part of a childish game to keep followers under control. Paradoxically, the one who looks to control, is the one controlled.

    According to our society, a Life without “achievements” is a worthless life. Nevertheless, a Life without popularity and recognition of “achievements,” is suitable for inner observation when our consciousness is able to feel a connection with everything. Without this connection, an individual will only follow yet another idea, practice or “method,” hoping that his goal of “self-realization” or to be “better” could be “achieved.”  “Spirituality” (The art of living Life in harmony) is not an achievement but a consequence. It happens. It is not “done.”

    No one has the “only true path” for every person is different.
    Become aware of your uniqueness, then your path will find you.
    We do not find our path. We slide into it.

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  • avyakt7- New Generation 8:00 AM on April 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: AA, , , , paradox, society, surrender   

    Fight now, surrender later 

    A friend of mine stopped by yesterday. We lost contact for quite a while. He had problems consuming drugs and alcohol. He was very angry with society because he couldn’t get a decent job and because society stopped, his desire to be successful in Life (His perspective.) He had some misdemeanors and issues with the local police. All of that was recorded in his personal record. No company/employer was going to hire him.

    He said: “ I want to change my Life. In AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) they said to me that Spirituality may help me. I want to follow something spiritual not religious, for a few hours a day, learn meditation and become more spiritual. I remember that you have been with the Brahma Kundalini, right? Is that Kundalini? I want to explore them.”

    I didn’t say anything. I asked him if he was willing to give everything up. He said: “I just want to do this part time and concentrate on growing a business.”

    At that point, I knew he wasn’t ready to change. He just wanted to introduce his foot in the water of the pool and think that this action, will help him in his Life. Perhaps that was the beginning  of a new Life for him, we shall see. When he was younger he joined another belief system because those ideas were new, and away from what society was offering to him. He also had the chance through this “cult” to stand against the strong religious beliefs of his father. My friend is a rebel.

    My friend, is in the process of fighting against Life.  He will bang his head against the wall. That pain will help him after all, to take the next step: To surrender, to open up. His time for surrendering hasn’t arrived yet.

    Many times, we are unable to perceive how conditioning shapes us. We may think that what we have learned is to be “Me,” but it is just conditioning.
    AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) may be aware that a different “method” or “system” away from mainstream society is needed to believe in something different that will give the participant hope and newness in Life.

    That is what “cults” or “spiritual methods” or “religious movements” typically represent. It is a necessary way to get out of mainstream society. Most unaware individuals will take their new belief as the “truth” and will reject their old conditioning, society.

    Few are able to see that Life does not hold any colors to defend or to pursue. We, humans; create those. A different structure or “method” or system, is only showing us a different perspective of Life. When we are able to see that there are many perspectives, we free ourselves from all of them, without rejecting none of them.

    What is the outcome of this?
    We see Life as a game. We are open to it. I live in society. I play the game of enacting my part in my job. That is, what is expected of me. My job is not a source of Maslow’s self-realization. It is a means to get a livelihood in this society. I enjoy my job, enjoy the game. The “worry” game is another type of game: The insurance/medical costs going up, the political affiliations game, the “Buy this to be happy” game, the “ go and get ahead” game etc. For most unaware individuals, this is serious business.

    The same is with my experience of Brahma Kumaris. It was another perspective of Life. Now I clearly see the game of “Time is running out, it is now or never.” “Everything is service, anything else is a waste of time.” “You will not have a high status in the Golden age, if you do not DO this or the other.” Etc. All games. But, when I did not see this, I was in it, completely until I was gone from it. Life is paradoxical. If we reject something, later we will embrace it. It is guaranteed. If you are all for some cause, at another time; perhaps another Life, you will be against it. To go through the full experience is the game of Life.
    Thus, my friend is only going through part of his journey.

    Of course, intellectual understanding of this is not enough. We need to see it for ourselves, by getting out of the comfortable valley of the “status quo” and climb the mountain to see things from up above.

    This climbing brings the process of self-realization. It is sweaty, it is demanding, tiring, long… but when we give up the expectations to go somewhere, we may see the valley from a different perspective.
    You are free, without looking for it… without DOING.

    The desire to see things from different perspectives, to open to Life brings self-realization. Not the search for self-realization. That brings more ego.

    For the common good.

     
    • Dinesh Chawla 12:06 PM on April 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Okay, the beginning part of this was interesting, though Ahnanda’s all writings are interestings… but just a suggestion from my side to friend of Ahnanda, Osho’s Kundalini meditation will help him a lot… that will make him a true spiritual man you know… lol 🙂

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