Dhamma : Not a Religion

Buddha says – Do not waste time and energy to search for Ishwar or Brahma. There is nobody to come from the sky and help you.
You cannot go against Ishwar in religion. You cannot disdain holy books. If you use your intellect which goes against religious books, you are criticized. Dhamma teaches you to think, doubt, go against it to examine, and believe only if you find something is right.
Religion teaches to have Faith in someone imaginary who comes to help you when it’s needed. Dhamma teaches Atta Deep Bhava – become your light yourself.
Buddha says – I do not give you Nirvana, Moksha, Salvation, Freedom from suffering. I just show you the way. Dhamma is a humanitarian way to live a peaceful life.
Many of us, who believe that Dhamma and Religion are the same, need to analyse carefully. Religion has to be accepted, to get into it, with rituals, while Dhamma educates one to to find or create his own way. Religion believes in many illogical existences like ghosts, satan, ishwar, soul, atma, rooh, deities, while Dhamma is logical and based on science. Dhamma promotes scientific analytical way to think, doubt and examine before believe in something.
Religion teaches social inequality, discriminations, while in Dhamma, everyone is equal. Dhamma is the education, knowledge which is available to everyone. You find something imaginary person in religion or someone who unsuccessfully tries to prove himself as a representative of that imaginary one, but there is nobody who claims to be doot or only representative of someone imaginary. In Dhamma you see a series of enlightened people who never claim to be Ishwar, or his representatives. They all were human being with great and purr wisdom.
Buddha says :- ‘Buddha’ is the state of highest and purest consciousness when you are balanced, in eternal peace, love and happiness, beyond of all fear and sufferings. They who reach on that level but rejects to achieve Nirvana for people, are Bodhisattwas. Dr. Ambedkar also is considered a Bodhisattwa in that sense He was an Angel who showed a better way to people of India.
Religion is irresistible while in Dhamma you are totally free. Dhamma never forces you to do or not do, believe or not believe in something. Everyone is free to use his intellect with Prabuddha Way.
23:12 Wednesday 17th May 2017

Be an Observer not a Thinker! 

It is the same way he was on yesterday but he is not the same person. He was a normal person yesterday, ignorant of his own thoughts and emotions. Now, he is aware! And when he reached on her doorstep, he was thoughtless but awakened. Buddha said – ‘See inside and don’t do anything. Remember! Each thought must be under your observation. No thought may pass without your permission. Just remember that.’
He stepped on her doorsteps. He was able to see his own breathings. He could see all movements of his hands, legs, everything. He was having lunch and feeling it was someone else he was feeding to.
When you become an observer, you will be in duality. This duality is not an illusion or hallucination. It is the last step of detachment. You will see yourself acting speaking doing all things and you are also another person at the same time. Doer and Observer! Both are different but same as well.
He had finished his food but it was someone else who was having food and he was just an observer. They say – ‘You are the observer not the doer.’
He was shocked. He came back to Buddha with divine happiness in his heart.
If you are aware then there is no thought. If you see inside yourself as an observer, you may have emotions but no thoughts. Thoughts are secondary, emotions are primary result. The time, when you are free from thoughts but awakened about emotions and aware about breathing, movements, ..You will clearly see Doer and Observer are different.
‘That is the Sutra’ Buddha says, ‘one who is fine to see this, is able to be a Bodhisattwa!’
Remember!

BE an Observer of Thoughts not Thinker!!
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(Tried to summarize a Whatsapp post in my words!)
21:58 Monday 8th May 2017

Become Aware Of Yourself!


Young Monk – Sorry! I’m not supposed to go to the same house I have visited today.
Buddha – Why? What happened??
Young Monk – All the way I have been missing my favourite dishes this morning. As I reached there, the young lady had cooked the same dishes for me. I was surprised but I thought it may be just coincidence. When I was having food, I had been missing my home where I used to be asked to take rest after lunch. I was shocked again when the lady requested me to take rest after finishing my lunch. I thought it also nothing but just a coincidence. I finished my plate and went to take a nap then I was missing again my home, where I used to sleep in expensive comfortable bed while there, at the house, I was lied down on someone else’s normal mat. Suddenly then the lady appears from behind and said – “Brother! This mat is neither of you nor me.” I was horrified now. It was not just coincidence. I asked the lady – “How do you know what is inside my mind? How is it possible?” The lady replied – “Practice / Meditation has brought me emptiness and now all thoughts & emotions are visible to me.” I was too horrified. I ran back to here and ..I don’t want to visit yhe house again.
Buddha – But why? The reason seems not enough.
Young Monk – ..because, ..how to say.. I’m sorry.. Please don’t ask me to visit there tomorrow.
Buddha – No No. Tell me why don’t you want to go there?
Young Monk – ..because the lady was so beautiful and I had some bad thoughts about her. She must have read that too. How can I face her again? How can I ask  for Bheeksha on her door?
Buddha – You must go there again, better if tomorrow. It’s part of your cultivation. It will help you to be an observer of your thoughts, emotions and behaviour. You will become aware of yourself. 
21:11 Monday 8th May 2017

Who Was That Old Indian Sage? 

​I had almost five days to practice Five Words but I could utilize only one night and it will be second night to practice. I didn’t have proper dinner, just a cup of black tea and a small bowl of Chiwda. 
Last night when I was practicing words, an Image of an old Sanyasi appeared in front of Holy Gate. The picture was a photo with yellowish shed and the Sanyasi was in white clothings, like Vedantis or Vinoba Bhave, his skin was black maybe because the photo was old but he was an Indian Sadhu and his look had much similarities with Robindranath Tagore or Sadguru like long white hair and white beards. I have never seen that Sanyasi or his picture anywhere. I have never been influenced by Robindranath Tagore and Sadguru. That Sage in photo appeared in front of my Holy Gate was not still but smiling and his right hand was in Abhay Mudra, like Buddha not other Saints.
At first, the picture was small and a little far, seems 6-7 feets from me. I tried to see that clearly and it was enlarged then seemed at 4-5 feets far from me, and for few seconds it seemed or maybe it was an hallucination that I saw the Sage in his late 50s sitting there before me. His body was still like statue, right hand in Abhay Mudara like Buddha’s hand, and he was smiling. I could see his smile only not eyes. Face was covered with long white beards and hairs.
Gradually it seemed again a large photo which became small and disappeared. I can remember a blurred unclear image of that in my mind.
It was around 01:15 to 01:30 am. midnight. It was Siddha Yoga according to Indian Panchang.
Let’s see what happens tonight.
22:52 Friday 24th March 2017

No Plannings!

​I have no decided plan!
20th’s evening I thought, I would wake up early morning to go for Tai Chi practice then I would come home, then I would to go to Bhaskar Bhaiya’s house for completing the script of play we are planning to perform in near future. I would stay whole day there writing the script.
What happened –

I woke up in 21st’s morning very late around 06:45 am, I had to skip my Tai Chi practice. Then I was cooking meal and got a call from Neeraj Dada for a performance on 27th. I informed to Bhaskar Bhaiya and group to change time of meeting in later half. I went to Neeraj Dada’s place. I understood the project and prepared a performance. The video we sent to the Creative person of the project but she sent us another suggestion. I had to spend entire the day there till late night and after dinner when we were about to start writing a new script according to their reference video, he received another call from a senior who suggested us not to start work until they pay us a little money for confirmation.

We stopped.

I came home late night and slept.

Today I had invited my another friend for the same project at Neeraj Da’s house, and because I couldn’t reveal her what happened about the project, I let her come there. I also reached there so that she may comfortable with new people. We took a kind of voice audition of her.
When we were practicing songs, I received a call for a meeting from a production house. I had to leave the place saying I will be back soon. There at production house I came to know I was called for an audition for a mythological show. Well, performance was ok ok, 6 -7 takes I had to do, and finally the audition guy said OK.
I was in makeup room, got another friend’s call whom I think is helpful to get a movie in recent future. I went to see him and after a short talking I came back to infinity mall, to meet two other friends respectively. I invited both of them at my house for tea. It was a casual talk about street plays, auditions nowadays, etc.
Now at 21:39, I am going to have my dinner. Hope, tomorrow I will be able to go for Tai Chi practices which has been stopped since 11th of March, before Holi festival.
I have no plan for tomorrow because I see all circumstances can be changed and one has to be relying on spontaneity of his mind. Pre-planned schedule is good but I don’t know what and how is about to happen.
It’s good. I’m learning much from life!
21:43 Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Inside Contaminated By Outside 

​An entire universe is inside me! – they say. Ok, what happens inside me?

Is that actually me inside my mind or contaminated thoughts and feelings?
Worried about future which does not seem to be secured financially and socially.

– worries are formless and result of fear emerged out of financial conditions.

– financial conditions are created by economic society.

– society exists if one exists.
Not happy with Political situation of India  where a political party belongs extremist organization seems to rule according to their particular religion.

– I don’t belong to any political gangs existing in human society.

– unhappiness is because I’m afraid to see religious intolerance in coming future.

– extremist organizations are good when they are in power. They rule over everything even on media.

– small group having control over economy are controllers of political policies.

– particular religion is of course one of controlling tools but if all religions are same, then religious gurus must not be attached with any particular religion. 

– south asian subcontinent’s culture have always been a melting pot.
Tribals, Socially backwards, Religious Minorities seems unsafe under religious majority’s ruling party.

 – religion should have been away from political activities. Persons holding ministerial positions and elected by public should drop their religion during their political life. It makes other religious people feel unsafe.
Street plays are not sure when to be happened.

– I was not the one who submitted the project, what can I do?
Peer pressure to do theatre with them while the need is to get work on tv.

– It’s not easy to get work on tv.

– two production houses have not given me my payment.

– an artist is helpless until he becomes a celebrity.

– only celebrities enjoy luxurious artists’ life.
I see my feelings are infected by outside political social religious activities. My mind has been contaminated.
23:01 Saturday 18th March 2017

After One Year Of Cultivation! 

​Ta – One year completed. Can you tell me what’s new you have received or developed within you, which was impossible..
Wo – It proved me True!
Ta – True in which sense?
Wo – My exercises, meditations, practices, all got me there where I was in total mess after Jiddu. It helps me to come closer to myself.
Ta – It’s not new thing. There are many Gurus who teach to know yourself, go into yourself, ..
Wo – ..and they give methods also.
Ta – Yes. Here also you have got a method. Through Nichirens you goy another method. Buddh Vandana etc. all are methods. So you can’t say you have got something new in one year after transmitting.
Wo – I have already said that it proved me True! Transmitting process was a formal ceremony of opening the gate but I already had some unclear idea. I was confused between Open Eyes and Closed Eyes.
Ta – So you have got freedom from confusion?
Wo – I have come to know real ‘Holy Gate’ and also I know why it’s called Gate, and where this Gate opens to.
Ta – Where does the Gate opens to?
Wo – To the Heaven inside yourself.
Ta – So this heaven is not a material world like.. this world we are living in?
Wo – No. It’s state of mind.
Ta – Why is it called a Gate?
Wo – Because one can enter to that ‘Heaven’ only through this Way. After using and practicing other methods, I have come to know that this is ‘easiest’ and ‘appropriate’ way.
Ta – Easiest?
Wo – Really.
Ta – Appropriate? How?
Wo – It brings to present at the moment. It doesn’t lead to imaginary and illusionary world. It helps to stay calm, sometimes makes you looking slow to other. It’s not magic. It’s not mysterious. It’s open and applicable for all, everyone.
Ta – Same words others say about their ways.
Wo – They do not have the way. They have sects, religions, they have books, scriptures, rituals, but they do not have the Way.
Ta – You mean, they are wrong? And you also have sect, kind of a religion, some books, scriptures, you also follow rituals, don’t you?
Wo – They are not wrong. Nothing is wrong until it contains Hate and Killings. What I’m saying is, their processes leads to different, other directions.
Ta – What kind of other directions are their ways lead to? And what is your goal then? A conceptual heaven or Nirvana or Moksha, Liberation, Salvation.. what?
Wo – Atheists go to rejecting imaginary creator – controller – mover – satan – destroyer etc. They live their lives free from religious superstitions. Theists get emotionally attached to a form or imagination or words. We can analyse them more clearly if we talk about particular religion and their sect but we are not going to do it now. My goal is to be knowing myself as well as outside world but without emotional attachment. To enjoy everything without getting attached and bothered – that is Nirvana because it’s possible for Living Beings.
Ta – Do you believe that you have achieved Nirvana?
Wo – I have seen it not achieved yet.
Ta – How can you talk about Nirvana then?
Wo – What I have seen, I try to describe. I may fail to describe, but everyone – I think – have those experiences. If not, then everyone can have those experiences, because We All Are Buddhas in true sense.
Ta – You are getting mystique.
Wo – Words have their limits. Most of the times words are helpless to convey feelings – thoughts & experiences. My English is too bad with small vocabulary.
21:45 Monday 13th March 2017