My Master!

I really feel, I’m far better than all those who are governed and moved by their emotions and thoughts, ..and I have got this after Knowing The Master.

Maybe, TaiChi also has some role in it.

*

Master is neither good nor bad, neither wise nor stupid, it’s my reflection.

*

When the Cherokee told the story of two wolves fighting inside, grandchild was curious to know about winning wolf. Grandfather preached The Master.

*

Angel and Satan sitting on shoulders maybe story for children. Master is always there.

*

No-one I see without Master.

*

I know, I Have Got The Way!

*

They may say, they brought me to the Master. Of course, without them I would not be introduced to The Master, but it was The Master itself who got me them too. I’m thankful to friends.

*

Master is not outside but always inside me. What I see outside is reflection of my Master.

*

19:28 Tuesday 6th June 2017

Knowing In Patches

Wo – Sariputta asked to Buddha, what should be his behaviour in front of women. Buddha said – “Don’t meet women.” Sariputta asked – “What if they come across?” Buddha replied – “Don’t see them.” Sariputta clarifies his question – “If they talk to me, then?” Buddha answered – “Reply them with mindfulness!”
This mindfulness is the same mentioned in Satipatthan, in each act, even in breathing, eating, when one urinets, 
Wo – ..even in sleeping, they say.
Ta – Is that possible? Sleeping with knowing?
Wo – I know knowing in patches that lasts for seconds to minutes.
Ta – And enlightened ones are those with mindfulness all time.
Wo – I think so.
Ta – You are influenced by Jiddu. You are jealous of Osho. You find similarities with UG.
Wo – Ok.
Ta – If you didn’t know to Jiddu, Osho, UG, you would be stealing thoughts from Buddha, Mahavira, Ajita, Makkali Ghoshal. Tell me if Osho hadn’t introduced Gurdgeff to you, you knew him?
Wo – Na. Osho was a knowing person. He had studied a lot.
Ta – Your talking doesn’t contain your words. Your way is actually way of Jiddu. You see, observe, analyse, things as Joddu does.
Wo – Ok.
Ta – What would you be without Jiddu?
Wo – I don’t know. You also don’t know, I think.
Ta – You should be yourself. You should find out your own way of thinking. You must practice for that. Stealing or adopting someone’s way will not make you en enlightened one.
Wo – Right.
Ta – What are you doing for that?
Wo – Do I need to do something for that?
Ta – If you want to be an enlightened one, that knowing, aware person.
Wo – Until one drops the ‘want,’ attachment is there.
Ta – Knowing is also there.
Wo – Ha.
Ta – And knowing liberates, right?
Wo – Yes.
Ta – Are you a knowing one?
Wo – In patches.
19:40 Friday 2nd June 2017

Silver Medium and Dark sides of Spiritual Wisdom

Silver Medium And Dark Side Of Enlightenment!
Osho was a wonderful person!

I don’t like to read or listen him anymore after knowing that he was explaining the same thing in new way.

He was wonderful because he rose to fame without base. He was one of some enlightened sages who achieved popularity, fame and criticism on level that has been impossible for religious teachers so far. He respected Jiddu but Jiddu didn’t achieve that level of fame and popularity. Osho dared to criticize traditions that Jiddu could not. UG has been criticizing everything everyone and that’s also an important way to see everything. Osho is wonderful because he contains everything. Jiddu is silver side of spiritual wisdom like Mahavira. UG  was the dark side like Ajit Keskambalin. It was Osho who couraged to get down on level of normal people like Siddhartha Gautama.
I think, it is easy to stay at peace after achieving that level. Siddhartha and Osho rejected to enjoy peace. They criticized traditions, they challenged to priests, they received fame, critics, popularity, more that both – the silver and dark side spiritual achievers.
Shaiva – a philosophy that includes both, good and evil, white and black, right and wrong, are equal parts of the same. You separate the good from bad when mind is in duality. Like TAI-CHI. Both parts are equal, important, no part is more or less important than the other. Right also has a little wrong in it, wrong too has a little right in it. In SouthAsian Subcontinent, Shaiva Philosophy accept that. It also knows the Medium – the Master.
Mahavira, Buddha, Ajita ..Jiddu, Osho, UG .. there are many more but I find these are best examples to clarify Shukla, Medium and Krishna paksha of That Wisdom. I respect all seges and saints same, equally, I didn’t mention their names.
Ye ca buddha atita ca

Ye ca buddha anagata!

Pachupanna ca ye buddha,

Aham vandami sabbada!!
10:02 a.m. Thursday 1st June 2017

How To Stay Aware About Self? 

Question – How to be / stay aware about / of oneself?
Answer – There are four ways to stay aware of yourself. Two of them are internal processes, two others are, of course, external.
External –
1. To be aware of body movements

2. To be aware of breathing
Internal –
1. To be aware of Thoughts

2. To be aware of Emotions
For body movements, one has to be knowing, which part of body is moving, and for what?

If part is not moving, one should be knowing of that too.
For breathing, person should be aware of Inhalation and Exhalation too.

Also, should be knowing about length of Inhalation and Exhalation.

More clearly, one becomes aware of Points Between Inhalation and Exhalation then Exhalation and Inhalation.

Later, one can see clearly both of the ends of Inhalation also Exhalation.
Here, one gets the understanding developed to feel his Death! Though, person doesn’t die but he starts recognizing death between breathings.

Here one can experience the Sunyata inside.
For thoughts, one is aware of informations his mind is getting through senses. He also can see how informations are covered by another informations, how one information is stronger or weaker than other information, how one thought gets converted into other thought. One becomes knowing about transition too.
For emotions, it’s little difficult for one to stay away from self and observe the feelings. One, if practices, becomes aware of emotions, their processes to change into another. One should be knowing when emotion is getting changed and how. Which reasons or causes are there behind changes of Emotions, one has to be knowing that too.
21:08 Thursday 6th April 2017

Neither Flag Nor Wind But Mind

image

“See, the Flag is moving” said a disciple to other disciple gathered there to listen a master in a monastery.

“No! It’s wind moving the flag” other disciple replied.

Both of the disciples were watching the flag because speech was not started yet and everyone was waiting for the master. Liu Zu Hui Neng was passing by near the monastery and he heard the conversation between these two disciples arguing over either the flag is moving is the truth or flag is being moved by wind is the truth. Liu Zu approached to disciples and said ‘It’s neither flag is moving nor being moved by wind but your mind.”

I don’t know I have translated properly or not but Chi Chi & Melody shared this story with Me and Tanmay, today when we were at the Temple.

Mind is so unstable, not focused. UG cries “Mind Is Your Enemy” because he might have not found his mind positive to him but he knew everything is controlled by nothing but mind only. This ‘mindfulness’ is what I’m practicing nowadays. Observing breaths, being aware of physical movements, and knowing what is cooking in mind is great intelligence for one. Forcibly trying to control mind and keeping it involved in other thoughts so that it may not get into bad (?) thinking is not right way. Mind can be one’s slave but the process should not be used by force.

No Thought state comes in many situations, when one is confused, blank, tired, etc. but it brightens when one is aware about No Thought state with peace and happiness is there. If there is Peace and Happiness, Love must be there. Without Happiness the Peace is either by force or fake. This Peace of Mind, which is fake or imposed by force, is dangerous for individual and a nation too. Unstable Mind, if not is capable to control itself, can be moved by winds and used in destructive works.

An aware Mind atleast knows that it’s not stable, and it waits Peacefully till the right time comes. It observes itself how unstable it is, how sad it is, which feelings are there, how one feeling or combination of feelings appear and disappear, etc. Mindfulness is necessary for that. It helps one to see himself what and how is happening inside.

If mind doesn’t judge either flag is moving or being moved by winds, there is No Thought, observing and appreciating the beauty of the flag.

MY DAO

image

Chi Chi is a Chinese girl teaches me Yuanji and Tai Chi in Lokhandwala Park every morning. She believes in Tao (Dao) philosophy and Tai Chi is integral part of it while Yuanji is a mixture of martial art and dance. Chi Chi is in India for 3 years (according to her) and I know her since 2nd of March 2016. She and her friends/allies Melody, Hoi, two old ladies also come with her and practice with us.

Chi Chi and Melody invited me to her place. They told me to come for lunch but another lady there informed me that they may baptize me with Dao. It was good for me as I could make my mind before going there. Chi Chi said me to avoid Onion and Garlic for 3 days before coming her place. I expressed my inability because I couldn’t ask my sister in law to cook without using Onion and Garlic, also if I eat something outside which may contain Onion and Garlic, how could I know? And Chi Chi said ‘If you want, you will manage.’

This sentence of her hit my mind and echoed in my ears. That morning I came home from garden and asked my sister in law if she can cook without onion and garlic. And she said Yes. My elder brother asked me if I’m leaving onion forever, I replied ‘na, just stopping for few days’.

I can’t categorize myself into vegetarian, non-vegetarian, aggetarian etc. Rather, I eat everything which is edible, fresh, nutritious and tasty if possible. I have my own thoughts/views on what is edible and what is not. I didn’t eat meat when I was kid. Once in my friend’s relatives’ place I was served chicken. When they found me eating roti with seera, they guessed me vegetarian. They immediately cooked Ladies Fingers/ Okra for me and I could finish my dinner but that made me realized that I should be flexible with my habits. From then I started eating non-veg also, but I still prefer veg.

Chi Chi’s words too strong, can be taken as mantra. She said is neither new nor charismatic but hit my mind and made me avoiding onion and garlic from my food. What did she say? Just a simple sentence. Nothing else.

On third day of leaving onion & garlic, they called me to their home. Their priest Dian Chuan Shi baptized me with Dao on 13th of March, 2016. Two other Indian ladies there tried to make me feel comfortable as it was not changing religion. I said ok. I had no problem. I had already informed Chi Chi about my Atheists, my practicing of Four Noble Truths and Sartre’s Existentialism. I knew already about Tao, Laughing Buddha, Confucias, Tao Teh Ching, Lao Tzu, and their philosophies.

‘Baptize’ is not proper word for the ceremony Dian Chuan Shi did on me. It was not sort of ‘changing religion’, it was just sharing some symbolic ideas with me and their philosophy. And I bet, I may explain Dao better then them.

Here I say what I really want from them is, to learn Tai Chi, to know essence of energy, to understand relationship between energy-mind & body. I’m not so interested in Yuanji. I have already said her that I want to learn Tai Chi. It’s two weeks have been completed and I still can’t remember all steps of Tai Chi 24.

image