Spirituality-Tool against negative power use

To be able to maintain the normalcy of thoughts and acts, when one has been bestowed the highest of powers over people and countries, or simply earned enough money to control others with his money power, is a huge challenge for any human.

So under these very fortunate circumstances, what does one do to keep a calm, positive, humble, honest attitude in day to day life?

Its only through introspection and practising spirituality with religion to some extent, that a human is able to control negative use of his power and use this power for the betterment of all humans and the planet.

 

abhashahra

Jai Shreeji!!

Give me more..Dil maange more…!!

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The Heart and the Mind are always asking for more, “give me more”…always;

could be for things or for experiences – newer and better;   a little more exciting, a little better than the last time..

So what  happens?  We are always hungry; there is always greed and hunger;

for more, and more..

There are a few individuals controlling the mass intelligence – Marketing is the game of ‘Kalyug’.. (the present era according to Hinduism) As we are all aware of, in the entire human history there always have been a few individuals influencing the masses. And,

The course of humanity depends on who these ‘Few’ are,  what is their quality!

Running without satisfaction

Running without satisfaction

If these few; themselves are not peaceful nor content; and are so shallow, so hungry – what will they give humanity?

An illusion is created making us believe we are receiving a lot, we are progressing – yes progressing I would agree in a limited way – but towards what?

Losing one’s human ness? Falling in the trap of greediness?

We have forgotten to even respect nature – the bounties of which we are totally dependent on.

In this time period the whole of humanity is being taken to the summit of materialistic and luxury living; 100% sense pleasures – drown yourselves in them – go deeper in it.

What happens? What do we experience?

As the satisfaction achieved is very temporary, more and more is required for the same results, and the fun part is ‘the more you have the more you want’; human greed and appetite is never satisfied; contentment is never felt for any lasting period.

As the slogan of our times – Dil maange more’, is so apt for the dissatisfaction and unrest we experience in our lives today. The whole media is  manipulated into creating a demand which is never satisfied. We are being led to a truth of ‘Jet age gurus’, ‘Instant spirituality’, ‘Quick Kundalini rise’, ‘Immediate peace and better health’ etc              

All these slogans sound religious – but what’s the goal? Greater peace, better health, more religion, more knowledge, all leading to what? Only so that you can go on living and enjoying the ‘maya’ in a deeper way.abhashahra

Sad is to see how the youngest of our generations has been influenced by the media towards so much negativity. The ‘Sanskriti’ and religion of our country has become a joke in various social settings.

The whole environment has been made so sensual, how can the younger people escape from its influence? It’s become uncontrollable – as children blinded by what they see and read, go berserk in fulfilling themselves.

The need for everyone is joy that is ever lasting – love that    will never fade with time – And of course, total bliss and Anand.  

Intellectually, we may even know where it is and how to get there – but how many are able to put themselves in the open for the inner dimensions to be touched by the light?

Taken from my book Zero2Dot: http://www.zero2dot.org/

 

ShreeNathji-God as Gate keeper?

Short conversation of a bhakt with his God…a dream sequence

Human to ShreeNathj (God):

Kaunsi naukri karte hain aaj kal? (What service do You do now a days?)

ShreeNathji (God):

Dekho, darwaze ke bahar bithaya ha, chokidari karne ke liye”.

(See, I have been made to sit outside the door, to protect their premises.)

 

'God  as gatekeeper"

‘God as gatekeeper”

 

Human:

Acha-acha, to Aapko bahar bithaya hai, gate keeper bana diya?

(Ok, Ok; so You have been turned into a gate keeper and have been made to sit out?)"God as gate keeper"

ShreeNathji (God):

Koi baat nahi”; “Mujhse prarthna karte hain – ‘Hey Bhagwan, hamara taala laga hai, aap  dhyan rakhna”.

(But its okay, they pray to me, “God, my room is locked, please look after the safety’)

Human:

Aur Aap kya kaam karte hain aaj kal?

(And what other service do You do, nowadays)?

ShreeNathji (God):

Aur dekho, Mujhe public deewaron pur bhi sajate hain, safaie rakhne ke liye Lekin dekh lo,

loag to mere uper bhi thook dete hain.

Aab main kya karon; safaie rakhne ke kaam bhi nahin aa sakta”?

(And see, humans have painted me on public walls, so that people maintain cleanliness there; sadly it does not serve that purpose also as people spit on me also. What do I do now, I don’t seem to be useful for maintain cleanliness also”?

ShreeNathji painted on a stairway, to prevent people from spitting!

ShreeNathji painted on a stairway, to prevent people from spitting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

People spitting on God's image also!

People spitting on God’s image also!

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I felt sad, very sad indeed!!

What if God’s actually were watching this happen in our world?

Jai Shreeji!!

merged swarup

Desires are never ending

 

Why is satsang important?

Why do we need to be in awareness of our thoughts?

Importance of self control in our lives;

Many moments a guru is required to help us stay on the right track;

Some understanding and answers are provided by Seema Burman here in her article:

 

This has been scanned from the Times Of India; 23rd July 2009.

 

Times Of India-The speaking tree

Money’s Worth

Below is an article taken  from the Sunday Times Of India;of the 5th July 2009. The author Mohini Kent has very perfectly described how money power rules the human world. I agree with her thoughts as something very similar I have written in my book Zero2Dot; details of which can be read on website: www.zero2dot.org 

I call it the “Money Sanskar”; it being so powerful that all other humanitarian values take a back seat, when one is confronted with money power. It controls all our senses and decision making.

Though this article may seem long at first glance, the author Mohini Kent has written a very interesting view point and is an eye opener. Please take the effort to read till the very end.

                                    

                                          * SUNDAY TIMES OF INDIA, MUMBAI; JULY 5 2009

                          

                                                            WHAT’S YOUR MONEY’S WORTH?

 A day before the government presents the budget  and Indians get to know whether they are richer or poorer Mohini Kent finds out the true value of wealth 

 “If a man is wealthy, (it means) he is handsome and wise and he can sing well too”. That’s a Yiddish proverb but it could be applied anywhere in the world, with wealthy people expressing ‘strong’ opinions on every thing under the sun – be it the money markets, food or fashion. Money seems to confer the highest caste on people; they become the new ‘brahmins’ and are seen to hold the key to wisdom. We listen to them attentively, hoping some of the magic will rub off on us.

            Money has become as vital to us as the air we breathe. It became indispensable to us the day we stopped barter. No doubt, it has been instrumental in improving our lives and made the world far more democratic because anyone can buy anything today in exchange for a piece of paper.

            Today the poor can afford what even the rich found difficult in the past – foreign travel, for instance.

            It is one of the major energies of the world, along with sex; although in many cases, the two go together. Even remote tribals who still live in a “moneyless world” feel the force of money when outsiders use paper currency to buy their land and are granted the right to fell their forests.

            So, what do we do? Make money, spend it and enjoy it. In the meantime, it is vital to recognize our relationship with money and how it colours our relationship with others, including those most dear to us. Money is not just a piece of printed paper or a round, stamped metal disc; it has acquired enormous emotional connotations and psychological hues. A poor boy, who has had a deprived childhood, can never fill the hole in his belly even if he makes millions later in life. A wealthy child who lost all his money in childhood, will hoard every penny as an adult.

            Money spells power, control, comfort and security. Wealth has become the yardstick of success. Exclusive homes, private jets and yachts, seven-star holidays, designer labels and pricey hand bags give us a sense of superiority. Fawning friends and the envy of peers makes having money even more satisfying. It gives control in the boardroom and at times, it gives the power to enslave others.

            In India, money is inseperable from political power. Some people derive power from hoarding money like Silas Marner, who counted his gold coins alone on dark nights.

            Sometimes, money is equated with love. People use it to control their families, spouse and children. For favoured family members, the sky is the limit, but money is withheld from the one’s who need to be subjugated. Cruel husbands use it to penalize their wives; domineering parents use it to control their children.

            Micheal Jackson had little control over his money. He earned more than one-billion dollars but died with a debt of at least $400 million. It was an unedifying spectacle to see his family, just hours after his tragic death, searching for the cash stashed in his house. In her moving tribute to the pop idol, Germaine Greer wrote: “Another beautiful boy is gone, wiped out in an instant. Micheal Jackson, unable to cross the threshold into manhood, has died at 50, still a boy, coquettish, fantasy-ridden, horribly vulnerable, unable to take control of his life.”

            Sometimes it seems as if a man’s most enduring love affair is with money, his own money and that of others. It’s an obsession, almost an occult possession by another entity. In its pursuit, men and women can become ruthless, even evil. The latest banking crisis in the US was driven by greed. Nothing justifies the million-dollar bonuses that bankers paid themselves even though the bank was not making money. Now Brian Madoff has been sentenced to 150 years in prison. It is estimated that about $50 billion went astray during his career. It’s almost as much a the GDP of a small country. Madoff’s jail term won’t bring back to life the people who committed suicide after they found out that he had swindled them. The prison sentence won’t change reality for the New York woman who lost all her savings and is now reduced to rummaging in garbage cans for food.

            Rich men use money to cheat death by trying to buy ‘immortality’. Some of the foundations they run have less to do with compassion and more to do with their personal wish to perpetuate their names. It’s extremely rare for anyone to voluntarily give up money and power. Andrew Carnegie was that rare individual. He wondered “what to do with the enormous wealth we have” and wrote that surplus wealth could be disposed off in three ways:

* left to family

* bequeathed for a public purpose

* administered in one’s lifetime

            Traditionally, people opt for one of the first two but Carnegie concluded that an individual should “set an example of unostentatious living; provide moderately for the legitimate wants of those dependant on him; and, after doing so, to consider all surplus revenues which come to him simply as trust funds” to be used for the good of the community. The man of wealth then becomes a trustee and agent for his poor fellow men.

            Carneigie knew all about poverty. He was born in a one room cottage in Scotland. His family immigrated to America, where he took up his first job at 13 years in a cotton mill. In a classic rags-to-riches story, he built a profitable empire of steel (which later became US Steel) and became the world’s second richest man, after Rockefeller. After sometime, Carnegie sold his company and devoted the resr of his life to philanthropy, building more than 3,000 libraries, schools and universities in America. He wrote: “The man who dies rich dies disgraced”. By the time he died in 1919, he had given away the bulk of his vast fortune. In India, JRD Tata did something similar.

            Money can bring us joy; it can bring us misery; it can buy us attention, isolate us; binds families or split them. Though it is merely a piece of paper or a metal coin, it is the most powerful and emotive thing in the world. Whether you earn Rs 3,000 or Rs 3 crore a month, you still have to understand money, build a healthy relationship with it, realize its true value and purpose.

Destruction is not positive progress

                                 Why as the great, progressive, loving, compassionate humans

                                                 that we like to call ourselves do we make weapons?

                                                                To spread love? To spread humanity?      

                                                                Obviously no :

We try to make ourselves believe wrongly that we are spreading a lot of love and are capable of receiving as much; and are progressing as a human race.

                                                                            BUT:

Can destroying nations, people, and nature be called love or humanity in any possible way?

                                       Destruction is not positive progress.

All talk about Love. All want love.

All have a need to belong.  

Weapons are made only to create fear; to bring destruction

Can jealousy be a part of love? Can there be expectation in love?

All try to make a show of being compassionate.

Can creating fear in any way be associated with love?

Living flowers are the fragrance of God

“You have no right to give death penalty to these beautiful flowers”, says Gurushree Sudhir Bhai

“Flowers, in a natural way give fragrance; you cannot give untimely death to them”.

I do not accept flowers from last nearly 8-10 years as my understanding says we should not pluck flowers for our pleasure. Living flowers are the fragrance of God, Presence of God”. “Giving a bouquet of flowers as wishes to someone is not right, as you had no right to pluck the flowers in the first place for your senses; they can be plucked when there is some correct purpose to it only”.

“But even after all the understanding that I try to give people around me, if some flowers come to me as a gift I look after them tenderly; and when all their fragrance and beauty is over I give them a proper funeral by putting them in water. I do not just throw them in the dustbin”.

“Flowers, nature, must be respected, their beauty and fragrance is to be enjoyed when they are alive in their natural surroundings. If you yet wish to gift flowers, then gift them live in a pot, or gift a garden to me, I will take full care and look after them. In this way I receive your wishes also and can enjoy the living beauty and fragrance of the plants and flowers” says Gurushree.

These are the sentiments of Gurushree and if one thinks deeply show us how we could learn enjoyment without being selfish.

                                                                  

I would also accept Nature as a gift from God which is complete with all colours and fragrances. It could also be called the canvas of God where He delights our senses with His creations. All this He provides to us free and there is no restriction placed on who can enjoy the beauty.

His painting is visible in the uncountable varieties of colour and designs and fragrance in nature.

Respect for all life in nature is very deeply connected with spirituality.

                              

Does progress mean losing one’s humaneness?

There are a few individuals running the mass intelligence – Marketing is the game of today.

In the whole of history there always have been a few influencing the whole. The course of humanity depends on who these ‘Few’ are- what is their quality!

If these few; themselves are not peaceful or content; and are so shallow, so hungry – what can they give humanity? An illusion is created making us believe we are receiving a lot, we are progressing – yes progressing I would agree in a limited way – but towards what? –

Losing one’s humanness? Falling in the trap of greediness?

We have forgotten to even respect nature – the bounties of which we are totally dependent on.

In this time period whole of humanity is being taken to the summit of materialistic and luxury living –100% sense pleasures – drown yourselves in them – go deeper in it.

              What happens? What do we experience?……

  Taken from the book “Zero2Dot”.

          

  For details about the book please visit  the website www.zero2dot.org