Saturday, December 31, 2011

Yogic State


           Zen Buddhism tells that you should get involved fully in whatever you do. For example, while drinking tea, you should totally engrossed in drinking tea without any other second thought. This is called Yogam and Layam.

           Yogic State is the ever blissful State which is the last stage of self refinement and betterment. A detached attachment is attained with self awareness during self realization. Over a period of time ( may be after 10 to 20 years ), bliss can be achieved without self awareness with full self realization. That’s the final state where one has crossed the boundaries of time and distance and any major factor.

           A yogi need not necessarily be a saint but a very normal human being in regular life style in job with family and friends. This is the utmost gift a human can get in life. There is nothing beyond this stage in this world for a human.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Bhagavad Gita

            Bhagavad Gita is the Treatise of Lord Krishna. It’s the Advice given by Lord Krishna to Arjuna about why he should fight in War. And more over it’s the holy book of Hindus even though Hinduism is not a Religion and a way of life.

In essence, Bhagavad Gita preaches for two ways of life.

          1) Path of Wisdom.
          2) Path of Devotion.

1) Path of wisdom ( Gnanam )

          In this, God is defined as the existence and all lives ( human being and animals ) and nature. Every living being is treated equal and no distinction between layman, educated, murderer, saint. This path of life is very suitable for living practical life. Wisdom is the important target along with purity of conscious mind. Vethathiri Maharishi has preached this path.


           

2) Path of Devotion ( Bhakthi )

           In this, God is defined as a person whose Conscience is as pure as God and he is the God himself. No equality is given to human beings. Importance is more for a person who is pure in Conscience. This path is suitable for people who believe in God and listen to parents and elders. Sathya Sai Baba has preached this path.



Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Threshold



          I remember that, one of my college friends who said, Life and Career is big problem solving session in which we have to take series of decisions which has few serious ( Marriage , Job, Job location ) and many trivial decisions.

          Few say common sense is the sense which is uncommon. But I say Common sense is common but there is a Threshold which should be broken to take decisions with common sense. Everyone knows what is right and what is wrong. What is ethical and what is unethical. What would be better and what is not. But knowing is not enough to take a decision. Still many follow the same age-old superstitions which they are not able to break as they go in the main stream of people. So there exists a Threshold of taking a decision of what one likes and what others think about it. Being a “true individual” is the only means of breaking the Threshold and taking better and logical decisions.

          Indian Actors and Directors touched 6th sense and 7th sense in movies and vast majority of people out here are not breaking the age-old superstitions which is a funny thing.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Materialism & Naturalism




                                                                            









          Materialism and Naturalism are two extremes and today’s life style usually get carried away in Materialism. Balancing Materialism and Naturalism is of my great interest.

          Materialism usually makes one’s life mechanized. Naturalism makes ones life tribal. Limiting materialistic aspirations and being selective in materialism according to naturalism is the means of balancing both.

          For example, Camera is a materialistic aspiration. But using it for a Forest trip is the concept of balancing materialism and naturalism.

         Its good to avoid the schedules which makes one unnecessarily mechanized and maintain some free time everyday to sit back and relax. Mind is at peace only when one is able to be relaxed for about an hour at least when there is no work and being still.