“When three people walk together, my Teacher is among them.” One who has three treasures can know the meaning of it. This is just an example of knowing hidden secrets lying in simple words.
Recently I have finished ‘The Secret Of The Golden Flower’ and it was not knowing anything new. All I was reading was just verification of what I knew already. I understand 100 days, Yellow Lady, Flower, Sitting, The Pill, ..but one thing is there – I just have the guessing not true experience of that book. I have experiences of my meditation practices not of described in that book.
Today, after few months, when I saw this quote of Confucius, a kind of happiness suddenly emerged in me and I was smiling. Same happiness I had when I was reading ‘The Secret Of The Golden Flower.’ It was the happiness of Knowing – that ‘I knew’ – It is not proud or ego on myself that – ‘I knew.’
I am thankful to my friends who helped to got me three treasures. I respect the Master, but I am more thankful to friends. I know the ‘Buddha sitting on the Lotus.’
21:03 Tuesday 4th July 2017
You can do!
You are nice!!
I will help you!!!
— These three lines I learned yesterday in Tao Class. It was regular Thursday class but DCS was here for her casual visit. She talked about so many things. I like to listen DCS because their topics are relevant. Unlike other religious gurus they talk about normal things and their speeches are not preaching. DCS are normal people with better understanding. This DCS is one who helped me to getting the treasures so I like her a bit more than others.
One has to be ready to accept their failure as well as success, politely. I will give me 70-80% out of 100 for this. I see my mind is not so polite to see things equally. I’m working for it and I should help others to get that simplicity. Though everyone of us is different, we are same inside. When our emotions and thoughts are wiped out, cleaned, we all are same – no comparisons are there.
Duality helps to understand outer world. It also leads mind to total mess if it gets attached with things. Hosh is there at front, but mind is not always there. The highest, purest level is near and possible for everyone to reach there. Just need is to encourage them with three lines —
You can do!
You are nice!!
I will help you!!!
I may not have money to help financially. I may not be having that understanding, to solve their problems. I can, at least, encourage them to get forward.
— for what?
Either it’s matter of psychological spiritual matter or worldly affairs, three lines are great encouragement.
I’m not going to search them but would be ready to encourage who comes to me. It all should be left on circumstances. I politely accept that my Boat is Small.
21:55 Friday 19th May 2019
Disciple :- Why has life become complicated now ?
Master :- Stop analyzing life…. It makes it complicated. Just live it.
Disciple :- Why are we then constantly unhappy ?
Master :-Worrying has become your habit. That’s why you are not happy.
Disciple :- Why do good people always suffer ?
Master :- Diamond cannot be polished without friction. Gold cannot be purified without fire. Good people go through trials, but don’t suffer.
With that experience their life becomes better, not bitter.
Disciple :- You mean to say such experience is useful ?
Master :- Yes. In every term, Experience is a hard teacher. It gives the test first and the lessons later.
Disciple :- Because of so many problems, we don’t know where we are heading…
Master :- If you look outside you will not know where you are heading. Look inside. Eyes provide sight. Heart provides the way.
Disciple :- Does failure hurt more than moving in the right direction ?
Master :- Success is a measure as decided by others. Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you.
Disciple :- In tough times, how do you stay motivated ?
Master :- Always look at how far you have come rather than how far you have to go. Always count your blessing , not what you are missing.
Disciple :- What surprises you about people ?
Master :- When they suffer they ask , “why me ?” When they prosper, they never ask ” Why me ?”
Disciple :- How can I get the best out of life ?
Master :- Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear.
Disciple :- One last question. Sometimes I feel my prayers are not answered.
Master :- There are no unanswered prayers. Keep the faith and drop the fear. Life is a mystery to solve, not a problem to resolve. Trust me. Life is wonderful if you know how to live.
The conversation was posted by Humphrey in our Whatsapp group. He is a friend from Ghana.
I used to read Osho in my school days. Later, through Osho, I came to know about Gurdgeff, Paltu, Dadu, and many saints. I was under Osho’s influences those days. I liked Osho’s thoughts, his way of preaching, stories and how he used to describe topics. Gradually I started feeling irritation by his long speeches over small issues and one day I had burnt all his magazines and books. I reached Jabalpur to complete M.Phil. in philosophy. There, I found Jiddu Krishnamurti in Gandhi Library near Lord Ganj Thana. Jiddu was so boring and difficult to understand that I hardly could turned few pages and returned the book. Later, when I was in New Delhi, in 2010, I bought ‘The First And Last Freedom’ and this time Jiddu was so easy for me that I understood his thinking by reading almost 60% of that book. I was infected by JK this time and Osho’s bacterias were still alive within me. Again through Osho I came to know about UG, the Barking Dog! He satisfied my intellect which found Osho unnecessarily talking mind and JK as purest mind couldn’t dare to speak aloud.
My mind respects same to Osho, JK & UG. Osho has attracting way to explain and convince while Jiddu speaks his mind softly. He doesn’t talk unnecessary and never tries to lure people. UG, totally against and criticises to both, Osho and Jiddu.
Osho respects Jiddu and criticises UG. Osho also accepts that he taught the same what Jiduu used to teach but in an attractive way. Jiddu neither criticises nor praises anyone. He even detached himself from Theosophical Society and rejected label of Buddha from his forehead. UG, this guy actually completes both Osho and JK for me. Jiddu satisfies my intellect 60% and Osho satisfies 25%, then 5% contribution is there by UG. And without UG, Osho ans Jiddu are incomplete for me.
If I’m asked to compare this era with 6th century BC (as Osho used to compare), Osho would be Buddha for me while Jiddi Kishnamurti is like Mahavira and UG Krishnamurti represents Makkhali Ghoshal. I don’t know whom I should see as Ajit Keskambalin in contemporary India.
I have left reading all threes. I have understood them all. I don’t find anything new in them now. Their words might be new to me but ai have understood their thinking. Balendu Goswami is another person I find suitable in this chain of enlightened freemen of India.
Rest, Four Noble Truths and Sartre’ Existentialism is enough for me.
I don’t follow Osho, Jiddu or UG or any other person as my Guru. I don’t follow any holy book. My religion is simple. I believe in Love, Equality, Justice and Peace. I practice Love, Equality, Justice and Peace in my daily life. I know Energy and Matter are there. Dao or Nature is everywhere and within me as well. I admit I have not discovered all, and my knowledge is my boundary. And my discoveries are still in process. I accept that all information I receive through my senses might be corrupted and not pure. I confess that I get defeated by my mind in everyday life and I’m not master of my mind, but I’m still trying to pet this wild beast. Neither UG nor Jiddu nor Osho, nor Buddha Mahavira can help me to be master of my own. Only ME can help myself to be master of ME.
And I prefer to do all this and everything with Love. I wrote this article with pain and sorrow in my heart. When I will start writing walking speaking eating seeing listening and everything with Love, I will be an enlightened one then.
Life is here inside, and there outside is also Life.
HUI is one of my Chinese friends teaching me Yuanji & Tai Chi in Lokhandwala Garden every morning. Chi Chi teaches me Tai Chi just as exercise and meditation not for fighting. Once Chi Chi and Melody were absent and Hui was taking my class. She taught me two hours that day and she was explaining each movemonts and meanings and also reasons behind that. I asked ‘Are we doing Tai Chi to prepare for fighting?’
‘No, but you should know why we are doing these movements’ she replied. ‘Indians are said to be nice but every Indian is not nice’ she added.
‘Yes you are right’ I agreed with her.
‘That day I came from airport alone, in night, after seeing off to the master’ she said, ‘We must be prepared if anything bad happens.’
‘What if someone stronger and taller attacks on you’ I just asked to know if she praises her skills.
‘I would run!’ She answered with miming. I laughed at her action and answer, she said ‘Yes, because fighting is not important. Important is safety.’ She said with smile and I had to stop laughing.
We are taught in Indian culture that if you don’t fight then you are considered a coward! but Hui impressed me with her answer. I couldn’t expect such sort of answer from anyone. Normally people would replay ‘I would fight till my death!’ Or, ‘I’m not a coward!’ just showing fake courage to people. We are told that some castes are warrior castes but in reality we see everyone belonging to those castes are not brave hence other non-warrior castes also have glorious pasts of bravery in indian history.
Hui’s answer taught me three things:
1) Fighting is not necessary (she used ‘important’ instead of ‘necessary’,
2) Safety is important, and
3) Accept what the reality you have to face.
The 3rd point she didn’t say. She accepts that she is short, and if someone stronger & taller person attacks on her, she has to run away. She is aware about her strengths and weakness and she knows how to use it.
She is now in New Delhi. Her Tai Chi style is different from Chi Chi and Molofy because she learned from different master. Chi Chi does good Tai Chi but Hui explained me movements also. Hui once said me ‘You think much’ she was upset over my questions about Dao ‘You didn’t even read the book (a book I was given by their master when I took Dao on 13th of March) completely and ask questions to us!’ She was really irritated. She didn’t talk with me much because of her poor English (mine is not good also). I feel that great understanding she has.