Thursday, August 31, 2023

Osho Lao Tzu has said: “Seek and you will miss. Do not seek and you will find.”


Now, this is one of the most significant statements ever made. In the very seeking you have missed. If you seek, you have taken a wrong standpoint. In the very seeking you have accepted one thing: that you don’t have that which you seek. That is where the fault lies. You have it: you already have it. The moment you start searching for something, you will become neurotic, because you cannot find it - there is nowhere to look, because it is already there.

It is like a man who is searching for his glasses. His glasses are already on his eyes, on his nose, and he is looking through those glasses and searching! Now he will never find them, unless he remembers that all search is futile unless he remembers: ‘if I can see, then my glasses must be already there in front of my eyes, otherwise how could I see?’

In our very seeing, the truth is hidden. In our very search, the treasure is hidden. The seeker is the sought; that is the problem, the only problem that human beings have been trying to solve and about which they have been growing more and more puzzled. The sanest attitude is that of Lao Tzu. He says:

“Stop searching and be. Just be, and you will be surprised: you will find it!”

Thomas Merton

 “When we are alone on a starlit night; when by chance we see the migrating birds in autumn descending on a grove of junipers to rest and eat; when we see children in a moment when they are really children; when we know love in our own hearts; or when, like the Japanese poet Bashō we hear an old frog land in a quiet pond with a solitary splash—at such times the awakening, the turning inside out of all values, the “newness,” the emptiness and the purity of vision that make themselves evident, provide a glimpse of the cosmic dance.”

Annapurna Upanishad

 IV-28-29. The sage fulfils his duty with the realization, 'I am the one Brahman';

(Brahman is) the ground of all, non-dual, supreme, eternal, of the essence of
being, intelligence, and bliss, beyond the range of word and mind.

IV-30. There shine not the forms of the moon and the sun; the winds blow not;
and none of the gods (are there). This divinity alone shines forth as being, pure
by itself, free from rajas.



Because he completes the Hindu cosmic cycle and heralds in the return of creation, Shiva (Siva) is revered as the destroyer, preserver, and creator. He has a vertical third eye in the centre of his forehead and wears his hair in a chignon with curls. He is frequently represented with four limbs and a trident, as well as a string of beads, a symbol of his teaching. Rudraksha beads are the name of the beads, which refers to his first name. Shaivism is a Hindu religion that worships Shiva as their principal deity.

Amrita Bindu Upanishad

 (The Supreme State) is neither to be thought of (as being something external

and pleasing to the mind), nor unworthy to be thought of (as something
unpleasant to the mind); nor is It to be thought of (as being of the form of sensepleasure), but to be thought of (as the essence of the ever-manifest, eternal,
supreme Bliss Itself); that Brahman which is free from all partiality is attained in
that state



The Hindus were deeper than the thinkers of Europe, because their interpretation of the world was internal and intuitive, not external and intellectual; the intellect divides everything, intuition unites everything; the Hindus saw that the “I” is a delusion; that the individual is merely phenomenal, and that the only reality is the Infinite One- “That art thou.”

Whoever is able to say this to himself, with regard to every being with whom he comes into contact, is certain of all virtue and blessedness, and is on the direct road to salvation.



Upaasana is a time honored spiritual practice. It leads one to the highest level of
meditation. Ramana Maharishi often said “your mind is stuck with names and forms of
the world. Please apply it to the names and forms of the Lord. You will reach „That‟
which is beyond names and forms: “Words, mantras, symbols etc are all thus helpful
supports for a seeker of the path. The very advanced one lets these supports go.
Choosing the good leads to God, who is beyond both good and bad”. This Upanishad in
Mantra 7 says: “One should unite one‟s mind with the higher, first taking the sound (of
Om). Then one should meditate on the Supreme as (the Reality) beyond Om”. Realizing
(the truth) beyond sounds, the illusory (world) is realized as the Real (Brahman)”.

Katha Upanishad 2.15 – 17

 Yama Replied :- That goal which all the Vedas glorify, desiring which people practice Brahmacharya (A Life of Continence, Peace and Selfless Service), that goal, I tell thee briefly – It is Aum. This word is indeed Brahman. This word is indeed Supreme. He who knows this word attains the peace he desires. This is the best support; This is the highest support. He who knows this support is glorified in the world of Brahman.”

– Katha Upanishad 2.15 – 17

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Nikos Kazantzakis

 “I said to the almond tree, ‘Friend, speak to me of God,’ and the almond tree blossomed.”

Chandogya Upanishad


[6.2.1] This planet was just what is present in the beginning, son,one only, without a second. [6.2.3] And it had this thought: “Allow me to multiply. Allow me to reproduce.” [6.8.3] It can’t exist without a foundation. [6.8.4] Look for the root in the existence. My son, the existent is the source of all these animals; the existent is their resting place, their basis. The purest essence here is what makes up the self of the entire world; it is the truth; it is the self (atman).


 You are 'Self' (God) - where there is no (ego) ‘I.’

Marcel Proust

 Do not wait for life. Do not long for it. Be aware, always and at every moment, that the miracle is in the here and now.



“Beauty is life when life unveils her holy face. But you are life and you are the veil. Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror.”


 The very center of your heart is where life begins.

The most beautiful place on earth.


 “I have come to drag you out of yourself and take you in my heart. I have come to bring out the beauty you never knew you had and lift you like a prayer to the sky.”

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Sant Shivnarayan Swami says

 Looking inward go inward and see the light permeating within…Lo! By closing the eyes behold the burst of light.

Khalil Gibran

 “The appearance of things changes according to the emotions, and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.”

Ashtavakra Gita

 15.16. The world is the result of ignorance of your own nature. In reality, you alone exist. There is neither jiva (the individual person) nor Ishvara (God), nothing other than thyself.

15.17. He who has fully realised that the Universe is a pure illusion, becomes desireless and Consciousness Itself – such a one abides in peace.



296 Destroy maya, the rebellious mind that unceasingly wallows in the sense objects of the world, and then, with the malevolent ego dead, the world vasana gone and yourself wholly consummated as Sivam, shine as pure consciousness.

297 Do not suffer, wandering in the scorching heat, eating the bare earth of sense objects that are the non-Self. Feed on the bliss of the Self that exists in the home of the Heart, that immense and never-ending canopy of cool shade where perfect peace shines.

298 You who have taken up the performance of tapas with devotion surging in your heart, and with your mind surrendered to the feet of the Supreme One! Having totally extinguished the avaricious desire for the siddhis that bestow powers attain the supreme bliss of liberation, eternal Sivam.

Srimad Bhagavatam 3.25.16 – 17


When one is completely cleansed of the impurities of lust and greed produced from the false identification of the body as “I” and bodily possessions as “mine,” one’s mind becomes purified. In that pure state he transcends the stage of so-called material happiness and distress.

At that time the soul can see himself to be transcendental to material existence and always self-effulgent, never fragmented, although very minute in size.

Srimad Bhagavatam 3.8.23


Brahmā could see that on the water there was a gigantic lotus-like White Bed, the body of Śeṣa-nāga, on which the Personality of Godhead (Lord Vishnu) was lying alone. The whole atmosphere was illuminated by the rays of the jewels bedecking the hood of Śeṣa-nāga, and that illumination dissipated all the darkness of those regions.

Katha Upanishad 2.12


The wise, who by means of the Highest Meditation, gets to know of the Supreme One, who is difficult to perceive, who is hidden in the cave of the heart, dwelling in the depth of the Inner Soul, he who knows that Supreme One as God, is liberated from the chains of sorrow and pleasure.

Rabindranath Tagore

 The most important lesson that man can learn from life is not that there is pain in this world, but that it is possible for him to transmute it into joy.

Atman-the Self