Posts Tagged 'Religion'

You are PURE

“It is the God within your own self that is propelling you to seek for Him, to realise Him. After long searches here and there, in temples and in churches, in earths and in heavens, at last you come back, completing the circle from where you started, to your own soul and find that He for whom you have been seeking all over the world, for whom you have been weeping and praying in churches and temples, on whom you were looking as the mystery of all mysteries shrouded in the clouds, is nearest of the near, is your own Self, the reality of your life, body, and soul. That is your own nature. Assert it, manifest it. Not to become pure, you are pure already. You are not to be perfect, you are that already. Nature is like that screen which is hiding the reality beyond. Every good thought that you think or act upon is simply tearing the veil, as it were; and the purity, the Infinity, the God behind, manifests Itself more and more.”

~ Swami Vivekananda

What the f**k do we know?

Ever had those moments where you question your existence, the cause for your being? Ever asked yourself why you dream, why you get up every morning to the same routine? Ever wondered why you smile, why you cry, why you react in a certain way? I am quite sure a lot of you have but then how many actually inquire further. In this age we are either busy making money or paying bills.. isn’t it? Who has the time?

Since birth we’ve been told what to do, whether it be religious boundaries or societal, we have been raised to follow restrictions, follow the rules. Conception of good & bad has evolved over the years. There is constant conditioning of the mind, an attraction towards the pleasant and an aversion towards unpleasant. Any reaction to an external stimuli comes after a reflection in the mirror of memory. So then one asks what is memory?

In simple words, memory is time, memory is experience, memory is what makes you YOU. And every memory is attached to a sense of happiness or sadness.. isn’t it? If you are exposed to an environment where you have had pleasant times, then you feel good don’t you. If you see a loved one after a long time, you feel happy because the memory attached is associated with happiness. Even just a thought of something brings about an emotion. So you have to understand the enormity of thought for it is the trigger to memory.

A Japanese doctor, Masaru Emoto, made an inquiry into the power of thought. He wanted to know if thoughts could have an effect outside the mind in the physical/material dimension. He chose water as the test subject since it is the most receptive of the five tattvas. He exposed water to different words, music and pictures. He then froze the water and examined the crystals formed with microscopic photography. They say a picture equals a thousand words.. well what if just a thought could paint a picture?? The results of Emoto’s experiment are mind boggling. Here’s a clip of his findings:

Amazing isn’t it? Yes, it sure is, but then the scary part is what do we really know about life, matter, universe. Our body is primarily composed of water and we have just seen the effects thoughts can have on it. So now do you understand why you are the way you are? It’s because you have conditioned your thoughts in such a way and every thing you see, listen, touch and feel adds on to your never ending memory.

Life is a journey of possibilities, but our memory assigns certain probabilities to these possibilities. Religion and society are trying to assign these probabilities in your mind. You have been brought up with these conditioning’s, it’s been hardwired into our genes for generations. But you have to understand that those possibilities STILL exist, it’s our mind assigning a very low probability to it that we don’t consider it anymore. Your mind is the greatest gift God has ever engineered. Don’t assign limitations to it, try to inquire, try to explore, try to learn and understand because honestly What the f**k do we know?

Frog in a well = Human in a religion

A short audio clip of Swami Vivekananda: (Sept. 15, 1893)

Audio Clip

Text:

I will tell you a little story. You have heard the eloquent speaker who has just finished say, “Let us cease from abusing each other,” and he was very sorry that there should be always so much variance.

I think I should tell you a story which would illustrate the cause of this variance. A frog lived in a well. It had lived there for a long time. It was born there and brought up there, and yet was a little, small frog. Of course, the evolutionists were not there then to tell us whether the frog lost its eyes or not, but, for our story’s sake, we must take it for granted that it had its eyes, and that it every day cleansed the water of all the worms and bacilli that lived in it with an energy that would do credit to our modern bacteriologists. In this way it went on and became a little sleek and fat. Well, one day another flog that lived in the sea came and fell into the well.

“Where are you form?”
“I am from the sea.”
“The sea! How big is that? Is it as big as my well?” and he took a leap from one side of the well to the other.
“My friend,” said the frog of the sea, “how do you compare the sea with your little well?”
Then the frog took another leap and asked, “Is your sea so big?”
“What nonsense you speak, to compare the sea with your well!”
“Well, then,” said the frog of the well, “nothing can be bigger than my well; there can be nothing bigger than this; this fellow is a liar, so turn him out.”

That has been the difficulty all the while.

I am a Hindu. I am sitting in my own little well and thinking that the whole world is my little well. The Christian sits in his little well and thinks the whole world is his well. The Mohammedan sits in his little well and thinks that is the whole world. l have to thank you of America for the great attempt you are making to break down the barriers of this little world of ours, and hope that, in the future, the Lord will help you to accomplish your purpose.

~ Swami Vivekananda

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Beef and Hinduism (think inside the box)

I always wondered why majority of modern-day Hindus refused to eat beef but would not be hesitant to eat any other kind of meat. Why this hypocrisy? Well following is an interesting conversation between a Christian Cardinal and Krsna-Conscious Spiritual Master Srila Prabhupada.

Modern version of Hinduism allows eating certain meats but then it isn’t true Hinduism. Similarly as “thou shall not kill” is a religious commandment, but maintaining state-of-the-art slaughter houses is in direct defiance with it. Killing any breathing organism for pleasure of tongue is the biggest sin, and we are committing this sin everyday. Killing a life is killing a life… Nature doesn’t differentiate which life is killed specifically. And the force that guides nature is Karma. Yes, Karma is a bitch… for it reciprocates these sinful killings among humanity as violence, blood-shed, wars, hatred, racism, the list can go on…

In my previous post I tried to bring across the point of how we have manufactured our religions to fit our modern lifestyle. Wake up my fellow beings and try thinking in the box for the answers are right in front of us.

21st Century Religions… Manufactured Religions?

True religion is defined when you combine the following: (one) Knowing God (two) Loving it unconditionally.

Unfortunately in the modern age of material dependence humans have forgotten the need to seek the truth/know God. Humans have learned to label themselves with artificial barriers and divide themselves as Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Jews, Buddhists etc. and the irony; all religions teach the exact same thing or as some would prefer philosophy. But majority of them fail to even read or know about their beautiful and true religion. They rather follow certain principles which adjust with little or no sacrifice in their current way of living. That is modern religion. True religion is when you follow your religions teachings word to word or are even just putting an effort to but just completely giving up certain aspects and picking what suits best is wrong and thats manufacturing religion, that in its true sense is fake religion.

When you drop a drop of water in the ocean can you differentiate that drop from the rest? Well that ocean is God/Krsna/Allah/Buddha/Jesus (insert any name whatever you seem fit that will appease your material need to be different and better from the rest) and the drop of water is you. What I am trying to say is you are part of God, God is in you… you just have to remind yourself.

Ignorance is the biggest sin, I don’t know everything and I am still learning but that’s what human life is all about .. an opportunity to seek, to learn. Try to follow the religion your parents thought you or seek another if you must… but remember don’t lose your ability to have faith for that’s the key.