Thursday, November 11, 2004

Wish every one a great Deepavali. Festival of light and of Triumph of Good over Evil Posted by Hello

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

My own mantra.... for Laxmi the Goddess Of Wealth...?

Long time back I was doing this Reiki healing practice and my Guru told me to do 42 days of cleansing during which I did many cleansing process. Every eveing I used to sit and meditate among the sound of chanting bells and the sound of Jungle with a brook running close by. SLowly I tried to increase my sphere of love to people around me, from my wife to the whole house and finally the sphere grew to be big enought o encompass the whole street and I started loving it every day .....

Finally the day came to finish the 42 days of Meditation and Cleansing process. The last day I finished my meditation and after a very invigorating thoughts, I slept. I rember seeing a dream every one day of the meditation, about a women in armour, who kept on being with me in my dreams every day in whatever things that I was doing in the dreams in all those days. I remember seeing her while I was working, down the corner; seeing her on the golf course and even in near the swimming pool that I used to visit those days. FInally on the final day, I slept and I could finally confront this lady with dark skin and armour on her body at the golf course under a tree and ask her why she is following me? She simply smiled and said " Use this " and recited a mantra and vanished. I woke up and it was 4 am in the morning and I felt so happy like ecstasy that I realised that I have never been happy like this ever before. This feeling of complete happiness kept being with me in my thoughts and memory for a long time and I could not forget those words and her face and demeanor. I asked my Guru at that time about this dream like state.She said after listening to it all, that I should take that mantra and try to energies it by chanting. So shortly afterwards the Durga Puja was around the corner and I did chant the mantra for a million times with my meditation.

All this I forgot and almost after 6 months I went to Madurai (A South Indian Township) where I visited for the first time in my life a temple which is very famous called Minakshi Temple. When I saw the Goddess of Wealth Laxmi Ji I almost got shock of my life. The same lady who used to visit me in my dreams was there as Minakshi Devi and I was stunned. Then I realised the power that Goddess has bestowed upon me and I feel great. SInce then I have helped by using this mantra as she asked me to do with many people unknowingly to them and helped them some how. I feel great about it too. SOmehow I have never had the inclination to use it for me and personal benefits and I am quite comfortable with it...

Om Namah Shivayah

Sunday, November 07, 2004

When I get in too deep.....

I have been practicing meditation for some time now...of and on. Last time I was off it was almost for never to return to it. This is what happens some times when you are not guided and one does manythings on own and learns and practices few things on ones own.

I would like to recount that one experience that left me scared and got me totally off the meditation long time back. May be few who have experienced the same thing or who are knowledgeable can give me some idea about the whole thing. This happenned in year 1982 when I was young and my maternal uncle (who was a great astrologer and Pandit) has a great influence on me. I used to read lot of books and used to meditate on Goddes Durga Ji and also trying to open my chakras for some time, then.

One particular day, I was sitting in my room, with all the doors and windows locked as it was cold jan night at around 11 PM and was trying to concentrate on my chakras starting with base of the spine and coming up to navel, heart, throat etc. This I was doing with a sphere of energy with OM recitation slowly and slowly I reached a stage where my body started to feel still and I started to feel great and was kind of enjoying the feeling of weightlessness. Suddenly, I find my self floating in air and I was able to see the top of my head sitting in lotus posture down. Seeing my own top of head gave me such a big jolt that I got scared and suddenly I got out of the meditation. After this experience I could not do any meditation for almost a decade. It was an experience which got me scared and I talked about it to my maternal Uncle and he told me that I should not have attempted this without the help of a guru. Since then I did not and finally attempted this again with only a guru .....

Om Namah Shivayah

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Some thoughts from "Siddhartha - By Hermann Hesse"...

"Om is the bow, the arrow is the soul
Brahman (kind of merging with God) is the goal
At which one aims unflinchingly"

"He whose reflective pure spirit sinks into atman (Soul)
Knows bless inexpressible through words - Upanishads (Indian Religious texts)"

"Through thought alone feelings become knowledge and are not lost, but become real and begin to mature"

"When some one seeking," said Siddhartha, " it happens quite easily that he only sees the things that he is seeking; that he is unable to find anything, unable to absorb anything, because he is only thinking of thing that he is seeking, because he has a goal, because he is obsessed with his goal. Seeking means: to have a goal; but finding means: to be free, to be receptive, to have a goal. You, O worthy one, are perhaps indeed a seeker, for in striving towards your goal, you do not see many things that are under your nose."

"Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one can not communicate it."

"Everything that is thought and expressed in words is one sided, only half truth; it all lacks totality, completeness, unity. When the illustrious Buddha taught about the world, he had to divide it into Samsara and Nirvana, into illusion and truth, into suffering and salvation. One can not do otherwise; there is no other method for those who teach. But the world itself, being in and around us, is never one sided. Never is a man wholly a saint or a sinner. This only seems so because we suffer the illusion that time is some thing real. Time is not real, Govinda. I have realised this repeatedly. And if time is not real then the dividing line that seems to lie between this world and eternity, between suffering and bliss, between good and evil is also an illusion."

"It seems to me, Govinda, that love is the most important thing in the world. It may be important to great thinkers to examine the world, to explain and despise it. But I think it is only important to love the world, not to despise it, not for us to hate each other, but to be able to regard the world and ourselves and all beings with love admiration and respect."

Om Namah Shivayah

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Oki..BUSH Wins. Pandit Ji proves right... Posted by Hello

Gautam Buddha and Siddhartha...

After almost a decade I am reading a book again given by a friend (I wonder how things are coming across to me one by one as my hearts desires..) unasked for. The Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. How with time our thoughts change and we come to realise more meanings to the words earlier read and forgotten. How those same words pass on through our conscience without touching it and then come back after some period and affects our lives profoundly. Siddhartha a wanderer, a sage, a ferry man like the one in Ramayana who gets to ferry across the River Saryu, Lord Rama who usually ferries across withered soul through vaitarni or as its more known Nirvana.
I am touched and thoughts of Herman Hesse remains etched with echoes of my own soul. I will be coming back again to give to my self those words in the following pages.... just to reach in depth the meaning and truthfulness of its soul...

Om Namah Shivayah

Bush or Kerry...

HI.. If you all remember my pandit ji has said some time back that Bush will be winning this election.. the results are still to come but I guess my pandit ji is going to be proved right.. although many will scoff at the inference that I am driving at as it was always a 50-50 chance of any one winning the election but I guess the way it was said by pandit ji proves that he was confident that he will win and I am willing to back him up on that .. still many hours to go.. lets see

Om Namah Shivayah

Life is a flow of time, which wise use to pick stones of incidents and through constant thought process turn it into marvels of experiences. Posted by Hello