आनन्दधारा आध्यात्मिक मंच एवं वार्षिक पत्रिका

सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिन: सर्वे सन्तु निरामया:, सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु मा कश्चिद्द:खभाग्भवेत्


Die yogi die

I think it is not a coincidence that to
so many the experience of enlightenment
happened in the suicidal, death-related
thoughts. I think “survival instincts*
are the most basic bondage that exists.
And, as I see it Enlightenment,
Freedom, Liberation basically means
going beyond the survival instincts.
Surrender is basically the letting go
of the survival instincts.

As I see it, all [mental] pain and
suffering, is ultimately linked to the
survival instincts – these desire to
*exist* and after letting go that
desire, the freedom is felt for the
first time. Moreover, this letting go
of survival instincts needs to be
really genuine and not a just a “trick”
or “shortcut” to achieve the ultimate
goal. That is the reason, that while
many long time spiritual seekers in
spite of many attempts of pretended
“surrender” – some seemingly non-
spiritual people experience amazing
Clarity and Freedom in the face of Death.

Further, I think the basic approach,
which is pretty much used world over
and across the culture, and, which is
called “Wake Up” – is wrong and
misleading. Because, only one which can
hear, interpret “wake up” and can
attempt to “wake up” is the ‘mind’, the
‘ego’ and by further ‘waking it up’;
the basic problem is only intensified.

In order for the clarity to shine, the
survival, me-centric ‘mind’ needs to
‘sleep’ [, if not die,] and not “wake
up”. The Truth is to found by its
returning to THE SOURCE – to the place
where I “came from” and it is not a
destination that it can reach forward.
And, it can RETURN to the source by
ceasing to exist… or, by at least
Sleeping!

Therefore, Gorakh is right when he says:

Die O Yogi Die

And, it is no surprise that Ramana
experienced *reality* amidst of
thoughts of impending death and Tolle
experienced it amidst suicidal
thoughts. It is also therefore no
surprise that nonduality calls Deep
Dreamless Sleep, the purest state –
and, you reach there by putting that
which has *woken up* to *sleep* and not
by “waking it up” even Further!

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House

In my father’s house, there are three
rooms.

Room one is human. This room is filled
with lust and its vibration is
constant unease.

The room to the right of the human,
is Godly. This room is filled with
happiness and its vibration is stillness.

The room to the left of the human, is
Ghostly. This room is filled with shame
and its vibration is pain.

All these three rooms are joined and
only a small door separates them. This
door looks solid and shut, but, it
opens with a slight push.

This door opens only one way i.e. I
can’t come back thru the same door from
which I exited.