The Way Out of the Cycle of Karma

If your emotions are shaken, let it be shaken as much as it can be. You know, there is nothing called compassion here. In higher knowledge, compassion is stupidity. Why? You can be compassionate only to somebody else, who is not you. Suppose your hand got hurt , you don't say, I am so compassionate towards my hand. Do you ever say that? When you say that everyone is part of you, where is compassion there? Okay, you got hurt, it's because of your own foolishness you got hurt. Put some ointment and forget about it.
When you get hurt, it's your karma. You must have hurt somebody sometime and so you got it back now. Nothing happens without a reason. This is the highest knowledge.

So, some Masters will always say that if you are suffering, it's not because of somebody, it's because of you only. You better suffer and get rid of it.
Instead of that, if you say, "That person is responsible for my suffering", then you are making more karma and carrying it on to the next lifetime. But if you say, "My suffering is because of me, and I take ownership of the karma", then you become free.
Saying, "My suffering is due to that person", will continue the karma because that impression will be there in your mind. Why are you not looking inside? Why are you not moving on? Why are you holding onto an event of the past and blaming the other person for your karma? If you do this then you will continue to be miserable.


Illusion is error of perception and knowing illusion as illusion is Knowledge. Our experience of the world is based on perception. Since every perception is erroneous, the world is an illusion. Experiences are all of perception. The experiencer is the only reality. Look for the seer, the experiencer, in between experiences. Every experience leaves a hangover and clouds the intellect. Wake up this moment. Shake your head of all past experiences and look at the pure Being that I am and that you are.

The Primal Instinct

Fear is an impression of the past reflecting about the future of the present. When people deny fear, they become egocentric, when they recognize and accept fear, they go beyond...get free from it.
Total lack of fear is possible only in utter chaos or utmost orderliness. A saint or a fool have no fear. But everywhere in between there is fear. Fear is essential to preserve orderliness in the world. It is a primal instinct.
Fear of death preserves life.
Fear of wrong keeps the right.
Fear of sickness brings hygiene.
Fear of misery keeps you righteous.
A child has a pinch of fear so it is careful and alert while walking. A pinch of fear is necessary to keep things moving smoothly.
Because fear is love standing upside down, everything that can be interpreted with Love can also be interpreted with fear. For example, a child clinging onto its mother. This can be interpreted in both ways - out of Love or out of Fear.
This primal instinct can be totally transformed through Awareness of Divine Love.
Do not try to eliminate fear. Just meditate and know that you are nobody or that you belong to someone special...

Happy Valentine's Day...every day

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone!
Before I had said, 'Let divine be your valentine', today I am saying, 'Let nature be your valentine'.
Let us preserve nature, water, the environment, the plants, the air and the energy. This is our responsibility. So let nature be your valentine. This is the message of Valentine's day this year.
It is very difficult to express one’s feelings; feelings are inexpressible. At the same time you cannot hide them. On one level it can never be hidden and on another level you can never fully express your feelings.
Mankind has been making efforts from time immemorial to express the inexpressible. All our gestures and actions are only to express our feelings, yet it remains unexpressed and that is the beauty of it, that is how love continues, and this is when love becomes eternal.
If love is totally expressed, it is finished, nothing remains of it. But it doesn’t happen that way, when you express there is still something which remains unexpressed and you feel it is not enough. It is only when you break up you say, ‘Enough is enough!’ When the pond of love dries up you say, ‘Enough is enough, no more'. But in love, you cannot feel it is enough, it never reaches completion.
Anyone in love will say, ‘I cannot fully express my feelings’. There is an effort to express oneself and Valentine’s Day is one such occasion when people try to express their love.
You don’t need to ask people, ‘Would you be my valentine?’ You should take it for granted that they are your valentine and they love you. You should never doubt anyone’s love for you, take it for granted that everyone loves you, that’s it! 
Sometimes some people don’t express love. Some may express every now and then, some others may express in another life time! Sometimes, someone who is rude and rough and does not behave nicely, they do have love for us, but they have reserved it for the future years or for future lifetimes. When you look at it from this perspective, then from your side you will feel secure, complete, accepted, and you will feel that oneness with this whole universe.
So, this Valentine’s Day you can say, nature is my valentine and I love nature. You become a flower yourself. You don’t have to buy a rose and offer it, imagine yourself to be a blossoming rose.
There are many flowers which are so fragrant, but do not have the texture or the beauty of a rose. There are some other flowers which look so beautiful but are not as fragrant as a rose. A rose has both beauty and fragrance and that’s why it is called the queen of flowers. You yourself are the queen of flowers, you yourself have beauty and fragrance.
This is what is expected of any beloved. They should not just look beautiful, they should exuberate fragrance. Some may have that fragrance, but if their actions are not what you perceive as an expression of what true love should be, then communicate that to them. Communication is very important.
Valentine’s Day is one such day when you communicate your love.
In the world, people go to two extremes. Like in India, people never express their love, especially in the rural areas. They have a lot of love but it is all hidden and buried. It gets expressed in action, but they don’t verbalize at all.
Most of your parents would have never told each other, ‘I love you'. Parents would have never told their children, ‘Oh, I love you my dear'. They would have never said it in their whole life. It is not that they don’t have love, they have a lot of love, but they don’t verbalize it.
In the occident, there is a lot of expression. ‘I love you’, is said so many times even if there is no feeling in it. We verbalize quite a lot in the West and here (in the East) we don’t express it at all. I would say, we should be somewhere in the middle, not too expressive, or not without expression at all. The best of the East and West is sharpness of the mind and softness of the heart.

Scientific age of spirituality

Fortunately we are in the scientific age today. Quantum physics speaks the same language. It says the whole world is just a wave function, not even particle. In this principle saying that there are three or four particles is also false. The whole universe is just wave function, just vibrations.

One of the greatest scientists of the world today, Prof. Hans Peter Duerr came to our Ashram in Banglaore. Some of the things he said and explained were startling. He said the world cannot exist if it doesn’t have three components. He bought a piece of equipment that looked like a fan, with three pendulums (chaos pendulum).

Three balls stuck to a rod, and it can keep moving for eternity. It goes on forever. If it is two, it will not go on forever. So three things are needed for the world to run for eternity. I was so surprised. This is what Lord Krishna said in the Gita. For the world to exist, sattva, rajas, tamas all the three should exist. If any one guna goes away, the world disappears. Prof. Duerr was saying in the scientific language that three components have to be there. Another beautiful thing he said was, “Guruji, I studied matter for 35 years, only to end up knowing that there is no matter. I studied that something doesn’t exist.” He said, “I was involved in making of the first bomb in America. I was a student that time, I have studied matter for 35 years. Many people think I am talking Buddhism.” So, even logic has shaken hands with spirituality lore todays. We are in such a fortune era. Either through science or spirituality, you can get liberation. Everything is vibration, everybody is vibration.

Having Faith Can Make you Happy!

What you need to remember at all times is this, 'There is someone who loves me very dearly, and is taking care of me at all times. He cannot be without me and He is all capable of removing any lack that I have'. Knowing this brings such joy to your life.
Faith Makes You Limitless & Unstoppable
A new-born child is not able to do many things by itself until it becomes 5-10 years of age. Until then it is dependent on others for many of its needs.
In the same way, when we grow old and become 70-80 years of age, we become dependent on others around us.
It is only in this intermediate time in our lives that we are capable of doing something. And in that time period too, we will still be able to do only as much as our capabilities allow us to do.
What you are doing now is something you will not be able to do so well 20 years from now. So we are all dependent on both time and our capabilities. But when we remember that there is a Supreme Power which belongs to us so totally, which is capable of fulfilling all our needs, and which is with us at all times, then this strong faith alone can keep us happy at all times.
When you have faith, then you will not feel weak and insecure in your old age also because you know that there is someone who is all-powerful who is taking care of you and protecting you at all times. So just having faith alone can make you so happy.
As age progresses, our strengths and capabilities diminish. This is natural. You see many people, as they grow old they become so dejected and insecure. Their face reflects only misery and sorrow. The older they get the more miserable they become. But for one who has strong faith, it is not like this at all. For a devotee, the older he gets, the more joyful and happy he becomes. He smiles more and more, and is happy at all times because a devotee thinks, 'Oh, I have seen it all. I have known and understood it all. I am happy and content from within. And God is there with me at all times to fulfill all of my needs'.
With this deep feeling of faith, a devotee remains happy at all times.
This is something we all must remember. This is why Spirituality is very essential in life. It is spirituality that brings happiness, enthusiasm, intuition, self-realization and the fulfillment of all that one wishes.