Dhamma is always with me.
It was with me before I came here. It was with me when I was born. It is still with me and it will be with me even when I am leaving.
They say –
‘You came here empty hands and you will go with empty hands’
Is true for them who see the Results.
The True and more important is
the Cause, the Source of Results.
They, who know the Way, know,
Dhamma is always there.
I was in Dhamma before I came here. I was in Dhamma when I was born. I remain in Dhamma and Dhamma will be there with me even when I am leaving to Dhamma.
I Know The Way 🙂
04:31 am Saturday 1st July 2017
Dhamma is neither a Religion nor Dharma! Dharma, a Sanskrit word has three different concepts :
Duty or moral responsibility – it’s dharma of a son to take care of his old parents
Religion in western – to perform rituals and follow rules to get moksha after death
Nature of something / someone – it’s dharma of water to flow and settle down at low
But ‘Dhamma’ is different. Unlike Brahminism, Islam, Christianity, Dhamma means Law Of Nature! It’s Tao! Here you can’t see conflict between religions or their holy books. Here you need no priests to perform rituals but a cultivator friend with a little more experience who guides you to The Path of Buddhas. No matter that your friend is normal person living simple life, he maynot be an angel, he is not a Bodhisattva but his cultivation is enough to lead one towards The Holy Path of Nature. Buddha says, ‘Dhamma is appropriate and right way to follow your life in its natural way. Ignoring or brushing aside the Law Of Nature causes suffering. It’s not any God or imaginary person there to punish or reward you for your wrongdoing or right doings. This is fundamental, simple and easy for one to understand and follow.
I breath naturally, and I feel a kind of completeness, happiness and peace within myself. If I’m involved in thoughts or under control by my emotions, I cannot breathe normally. And so I feel sufferings. Breathing natural is an example of that Great Path, concentrating on inhale and exhale is another exercise some people do but that is escape from knowing.
Buddha says, there are two main pillars of the Dhamma :
Pragya is a state of mind which is completely stilled emptiness. It’s free from any comparison, duality, right or wrong, good or evil (Nirmal Buddhi). He didn’t left any point that could mislead the traveller, so he accepted Pragya as one of two pillars of Dhamma,
..and Karuna is combined practice of Metta/Love, Kindness, Peace, without getting attached with. Without Karuna, a healthy society cannot survive.
12:15 p.m. Tuesday 6th June 2015
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 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
Buddha, after centuries, has been accepted as incarnation of Vishnu by Vaishnavas, but the facts are –
Buddha rejected Brahminism.
Hindu people don’t celebrate Buddha Jayanti.
Hindu people don’t accept Buddha as their teacher.
Hindu people never greet me Buddha Purnima or on other Buddhist festivals.
Hindu people are not aware about their – philosophies and different schools.
Hindu people do not study well about their religion.
It’s true – that Hinduism what we have been introduced is actually a mixture of many different philosophies and faiths which are against to each other. Shaiva, Shaakta, Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Vedaantika, Yoga, Charwaka, all had been criticizing to each other.
Hinduism have been being propagated after independence of India is actually Brahmanism and it declares Brahmins above all in hierarchy, rest all are lower than Brahmins. Nobody can be Brahmin through efforts otherwise Dr. Ambedkar, Phule, would be considered Brahmins. Leave examples of Vishwamitra or Annie Basent. They are exceptional cases. Practical contemporary Hinduism is actually Brahmanism and rest of people must detach themselves from it – if they are aware of their self-respect.
I never criticize Hinduism. It doesn’t exist. What exists behind ‘Hinduism’ is “Brahminism.” It would be good for all Non-Brahmins to leave Brahminism and their rituals, their deities, festivals, and find out their real spiritual faith by themselves, otherwise, despite Indian constitution, their generations will remain getting insulated forever!!
23:28 Wednesday 24th May 2017
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
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!’
BE an Observer of Thoughts not Thinker!!
(Tried to summarize a Whatsapp post in my words!)
21:58 Monday 8th May 2017