Knowing Swami Vivekananda :1

By the grace of guru and these great people I am daring to tell some of the incidents about swami Vivekananda. Where ever I will make mistakes, please let me know, I will rectify it. I hope the readers and these great people will forgive my mistakes by considering me the immature and fool child.

I am not going to tell about Narendra in chronological order but I will share many incidents and facts of his life in Bits and pieces.

When it comes to know about Swami Vivekananda we must know about one person deeply. Without that person its impossible to talk about Swamiji.
The name is Ramakrishna Paramhansa.

It’s a terrible pair of guru shishya I have seen or read about.. Why am saying it?
Let me tell you.

We need to go back in time when swami Vivekananda was a college boy, hardly 20 years old. Everyone knew him by his name Narendra at that time. It was the time when Narendra met Ramakrishna first time.
There was big contrast in between these two, personality wise, mentally and in every sense.

Ramakrishna was a person who studied till his 2nd standard. In short he was kind of illiterate. He was from the brahmin family and pure vegetarian. He was so sensitive that his body used to reject food touched by a impure person. He never used to eat if someone has even tasted his food. He was so soft by heart. So emotional person.
He was the devotee of Maa Kali. Sagun upasana. Bhakti was his main stream of whole life and when he came in to the life of Narendra.

Narendra was totally opposite. He was the person of knowledge and kind of dry. He was from the kayastha family. Where the non-veg was the daily food. He was the non believer of the Sagun upasana. That is why he was the member of brahma Samaj. Where the belief was about only Ningana God. They used to take the oath that the member of Brahma Samaj will never pray in front of the statue or idols.

So here both are the believers of the total opposite things. Their daily habits and daily life was totally different from each other. But this illiterate man totally changed everything about this boy. He did not converted him , but he loved him the way he was. He nurtured his life like a true master.

Narendra used to live in the Shimla house at Kolkata. He was very bright student. Not academically. Because the mark sheets available of Narendra don’t show that he was the top ranker. Academically he was the average but bright student.

But overall qualities of this boy were extraordinary. At the age of 20 or 21 when he met Ramakrishna he was kind of atheist. He had his own thought process.

Narendra was the neighbor of Rabindranath Tagore. The father of Rabindranath Tagore was on the spiritual path. One day the young Narendra went to him when Devendranath Tagore ( Ravindra math’s father) was meditating.

Narendra was behind only one question. Is there a God? If anybody answers “yes”, his next question was have you seen him? The same questions he asked to Devendra Tagore. He got the negative answer. Narendra was disappointed.

the first meeting of Narendra and Ramakrishna Paramhansa was very different and unexpected. Narendra was the amazing singer. He was really good into the music. At the age of 18 Narendra wrote the book about classical music. Because of the lack of funding Narendra published it on somebody else’s name.

So what happened that many of the people knew him as a good singer. Once the Ramakrishna Paramhansa visited one of his devotee in Kolkata. The host of Ramakrishna Paramhansa knew about Narendra. So he called him to sing some devotional songs. Narendra went there and he sang a song.

As Narendra started singing, Ramakrishna lost his consciousness and went into the deep samadhi. After the program Ramakrishna held the hand of Narendra and took him into one of the room.

He started crying. He was asking Narendra ,” where were you my lord? I am waiting for you for so long. Where were you? ”

Narendra was confused and hesitant about the behavior of this man.
Ramakrishna told him again and again that he wants to see him again. Many times he asked the promise from Narendra, that he would visit Dakshineshwar. which was the place where Ramakrishna Paramhansa used to live.
Narendra was already annoyed because of such unexpected behavior. So to just get rid of this man he said, “yes I will come to visit you at the Dakshineshwar.”
Ramakrishna Paramhansa was so happy and joyful like a child after hearing his “Yes”.

Narendra did not know at that time that his life is going to change forever for the best.

Narendra’s third meeting with Ramakrishna Paramhansa. :

21 years old Narendra is in front of Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Ramakrishna told Narendra to show his hands. Then he just took the palms of Narendra in his hands and he kind of lifted them to check something like weight of his hands.

He told the first fact but the brutal fact about Narendra at that time. he told Narendra that, “you are going to live very small life. You will not live longer.” Narendra did not know what to say. Everything about these 2 is mystical. Just magical.

Everything I have said above is properly documented. After this incident so many times Ramakrishna Paramhansa said to many of his devotees and shishyas that, “Narendra is not going to live long life.”
How come this illiterate man knew almost everything about Narendra in so detailed manner? Many of the live discussions have been recorded by the Mahindra Nath Gupta (M) at that time.

So this is how the two great personalities of India met each other. Whatever I am going to tell about them is documented. It is not some story from the story books or mythical stories. Many people who will read my post or the discussions of Ramakrishna Paramhansa about Narendra, they will feel that it’s a kind of magic and unbelievable. Even Narendra used to speak his disbelief openly.

But the great personality of India was under the great guidance had already begun.

The person who won the west and the East, the first person who made the western people to respect India was getting prepared for his mission of life unknowingly.

To be continued……..

The lone wolf.

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Are we slaves?

warning: only deep thinkers try to read it. The post is Not for all.

Do u believe in the love?
love means love for Ur boyfriendf or girlfriend or life partner. Most of the times, people initially feel that this is only person in the world who is made for them. They feel every kind of attraction for that person. Mental, emotional , intellectual, spiritual, physical. People also describe it as the companionship of many lives. We are made for each other.

I really appreciate that.

But as always my mind asks some basic questions.

For few seconds imagine that the person was not at all in existence, does it means that u would be all alone for whole life?

And you would not have felt attracted towards some other person? And feel the same? That he/she is the person made for you??

what if that person would not have existed, does it mean you would not have fall in love at all? With anyone else??

I think it’s impossible.

If he/she would not have existed at all or you would not have met him at all in your life, still you would have got someone else. That’s what my practical mind says.

So one question remains is why everyone feels that he is with the person who is made for him/her? Or why everyone keeps finding such person who is made for him/her?

I would say , it’s a pure illusion or the slavery.

Yes slavery.

We feel that we are the masters of our life and we choose the person we want in our life. But infact our this thought itself is a projection of the slavery.

It’s difficult to explain but still I will try at my best.
So understand the below points.

Have you seen the matrix movie? Where machines are using humans as their battery. But for that they create the illusionary world “matrix”. So in reality every person is sleeping and became a battery for the machines and he is living the illusionary world “matrix” in his mind as a daily life. All people are connected to that world. This dream life has been given by machines to these people. He never wakes up.
So machine has humans as slave to give them energy and they give humans the illusionary world, where people feel they are living the life of their own choice.

Now you will ask what is the relevance of this with love life?

Just replace the machines with nature.
Nature who always likes to be exist. Persist. Nature never cares about anything . For the persistence and existence reproduction is very important. Even sometimes destruction is also important. And nature acts on it.

So basically the feeling of love or attraction us there because of not what we feel it but it is because of what nature wants us to feel.

I am not saying that the love is not right feeling but I am saying the cause of such kind of love or attraction what human experiences for one particular person is delusional.

As I said above, if the oppoaite person does not exists still human will feel the same kind of love and attraction for someone else. He will find someone to live with. So it is not about the particular person practically. Even though we feel that it is for that one person only.

That is why there are so many attractions for the males and females. It is totally natural. Even though lovers living together, they also get attracted towards other people.

Maya in Indian mythology or Indian scriptures is not different than this. Everyone is under the illusion of Maya. That is why we do what she wants to get from us. So in this case nature is nothing but the Maya. Because nature wants to exist and persist, that is why the nature has given us the feeling to feel that attraction of opposite sex and we gave it the name as love.

But we are fools who dont understand that even if the person we are loving would not have existed, we would be loving someone else.

But we don’t even feel that our love is not originated within ourselves. It has been planted in us. The idea to feel those emotions of feeling closeness , being attracted are planted in us by nature. Nature doesnt care whether you are going to have sex with mutual understandings or by love and emotions or by force. Nature tells us just to have sex. Because he wants to reproduce either this way or that.

so it’s just about how we r under the illusion of nature.
it’s exactly like movie matrix.

we fools, think that I am in love. but we don’t understand that the feel of falling in love is the trick of nature. Nature uses us so amazingly that we even don’t understand that it’s not our own wish.

The beautiful brutal truth our feeling of love is the result of what someone else wants.

That is what Maya is. where we don’t realise itself that we r the slaves. we feel that we are doing everything as master. In reality we are completing the wish of nature.

That is why in Indian scriptures getting out of the attraction from the opposite sex is one of the step of getting free from the Maya. Everything around is Maya no doubt. but opposite sex attraction or sexual attraction is one of the biggest loop of Maya.

We can go into much more detail of this if we bring the one more factor called as Karma. It will be more complicated.
Because people will ask so many saints and enlightened people were married and had children. But one big difference is there that , for those people physical attraction and love is not the concern. They do it without keeping any expectations. They do it neutrally. They do it because there are some past karmas pending. So they have to go through all this things. they are totally neutral about this things while doing. so intentions and approach of those people is very different than us.

It’s like the difference in between drinking the alcohol as habit and drinking the alcohol as a medicine.

I guess I have made it complicated as I could. But I hope if someone deeply think about it he/she will understand the meaning what I want to say.

the final words I would say that we are the slaves of the nature. That’s why we feel the emotions like live for opposite sex mainly. Very few people can even understand it or realise such kind of slavery. And fewer of them will try to get rid of it. To become the true master. To become enlightened. Then nature won’t be their master.nature won’t be able to make them slaves. They would use nature as per their wish. Like a true master.

The lone wolf.

स्त्री

“स्त्री”

कोणतीही वाईट गोष्ट किंवा अन्याय हा हजारो वर्ष चालत आला की अक्षरशः रक्तात, पेशिपेशित आणि मानसिकतेत घुसतो. मग ती एक नैसर्गिक प्रक्रिया होत जाते. मग ते अन्याय आणि चुकीच्या गोष्टी देखील गोड आणि चांगल्या वाटत जातात.
ज्या स्त्रिया अजून स्वतःच्या पायावर उभ्या नाहीत किंवा शिकलेल्या नाहीत त्यांची गोष्ट सोडा पण आज ज्या करोडो स्त्रिया नोकरी करतात स्वतःच्या पायावर उभ्या आहेत. त्यांचेच उदाहरण देतो.
1. अगदी सुरवातीच्या काळात कोणत्या मुलीला हे आवडले असेल की आपले नाव लग्नानंतर बदलले जावे? आपले आडनाव बदलले जावे? ज्या बाळाला आपण 9 महिने पोटात ठेवले त्याला फक्त बापाचे नाव लावले जावे?
हजारो वर्षांपूर्वी जेव्हा या गोष्टी सुरू झाल्या तेव्हा किती प्रचंड त्रास झालं असेल. त्यात जबरदस्ती झाली असेल. पण अगदी 10 ते 20 वर्षांपूर्वी आणि अजून देखील ही गोष्ट इतक्या सहजपणे आणि इतक्या खुशीने आणि आनंदाने ही गोष्ट घेतली जाते. हल्ली बऱ्याच मुली लग्ना नंतर नाव बदलत नाहीत हा बदल होतोय. पण खूप कमी आहे. बऱ्याच मुली लग्ना नंतर माहेरचे आणि सासरचे दोन्ही आडनाव सोशल मीडिया वर लावतात. कोणता मुलगा किंवा पुरुष असे करताना दिसला का? आत्ता आत्ता प्रत्येक फॉर्म मध्ये आईचे नाव लिहायची सोय आली. पण हे देखील फक्त फॉर्मवर. 20 एक वर्ष आधी पर्यंत असे काहीही नवते. परंतु आज देखील कोणत्याही मुलाला नाव विचारले की स्वतःचे नाव मग बापाचे नाव आणि मग आडनाव असेच सांगितले जाते.
त्यामुळे आज काल शिकल्या सावरलेल्या मुली, स्वतःला स्वतःच्या पायावर उभ्या समजत असलेल्या मुली देखील वरील सांगितलेल्या गोष्टी सर्रास करतात.
किती अश्या मुली माहित आहेत ज्या नाव बदलत नाहीत? आडनाव देखील बदलत नाहीत? ज्या लग्न नंतर आपले पासपोर्ट किंवा अन्य कागदपत्रात नाव आडनाव तेच ठेवतात? हातावर मोजण्याइतकेच असतील.
2. कोणत्या माणसाला असे वाटेल की आपल्या पार्टनर ल आपल्या शिवाय अजून पण कोणी पार्टनर असावा?आपल्या नवऱ्याला आपल्याशिवाय 2 बायका असाव्यात?
पण कैक धर्मात असेच चालू होते. अजून देखील सर्रास चालू आहे. महाभारतात द्रौपदीने 5 नवरे केले तर तिला वेश्यां ठरवले गेले ते पण भर दरबारात.
अजून देखील काही धर्मांमध्ये आपला नवरा अजून बायका आणेल ही गोष्ट सहज मानली आहे ,
कारण अन्याय हा पेशीपेशित भिनलेला आहे. स्वीकारला गेलेला आहे.
आणि जेव्हा याच्या विरूध्द काही घडते मग मात्र पुरुष समाज बिथरतो. धर्म बिठरतों.
मग ते सावित्री बाई फुले, रमा रानडे यांनी चालू केलेले पाहिले स्त्री शिक्षण असो किंवा तीन तलाक चा कायद्यावर बंदी आणणे असो.

वेद हे साधारण 10 एक हजार वर्षांपूर्वी किंवा त्या आधी लिहिल्याचे सांगितले जाते. वेद लिहिणे किंवा त्यांची रचना करणे यामध्ये मैत्रेयी, गार्गी अश्या अत्यंत विद्वान अश्या स्त्रियांचा देखील समावेश होता.
एका काळापर्यंत समाज हा मातृप्रधान अथवा स्त्रीप्रधान होता. त्या काळात पुरुषांवर अत्याचार झाले असे ऐकिवात येत नाही. कारण स्त्रीचा स्वभाव निसर्गतः आईचा असतो.
नंतर हा समाज पुरुष प्रधान झाला, सत्तेच्या आणि ताकदीच्या जोरावर.
समाज ही एक सतत बदलत राहणारी गोष्ट आहे. परंतु ही पुरुषप्रधान संस्कृती इतकी जास्त काळ चालू राहिली आहे.
फक्त भारतातच नाही तर जवळपास सगळ्या जगात. इजिप्त च इतिहास, रोम च इतिहास , कोणत्याही धर्माचा अभ्यास करा. स्त्री ल दुय्यम दर्जा दिलेला आहे नेहमी.
महाभारत , रामायण या काळात तर स्त्री जशी वागवली गेली तशीच किंवा त्याहून जास्त वाईट रित्या 1960 ते 70 पर्यंत परिस्थिती होती.

आत्ता आत्ता जाऊन गोष्टी हळू हळू बदलत चालल्या आहेत. आणि आता अजून खूप बदलतील. “आज कालच्या मुलींना असला माज आला आहे, स्वतःला जास्त शहाण्या समजतात”. असं वाक्य खूपवेळा ऐकू येते. लोकांना नावीन्य स्वीकारायला वेळ लागतो. दोन्ही बाजूच्या लोकांना, जे स्वतः बदलत असतात त्यांना देखील व जे बदल बघत असतात त्यांना देखील. ज्या स्त्रियांना गेली हजारो वर्षे घरात डांबून , नाही नाही ते धार्मिक अन सामाजिक नियम घालून त्यांना ज्या पद्धतीने वागणूक दिली आहे त्याचे अजून काय परिणाम असणार?
कोणतीही गोष्ट अत्यंतिक प्रेशर खाली दाबून ठेवली आणि प्रेशर काढले की ती गोष्ट उसळी मारणारच. ही नॉर्मल होण्याच्या प्रक्रियेतील पहिली पायरी आहे.

आज करोडो स्त्रिया नोकरी करतायत. स्वतःच्या पायावर उभ्या आहेत.
अजून खूप काही बदल होणे अपेक्षित आहेत. सामाजिक आणि धार्मिक स्तरांवर. स्त्री किंवा मादी या बद्दल माझ्या मनात खूप काही शंका देखील आहेत. पण आज ते विचारायची वेळ नाही नंतर कधीतरी.
पण तरीदेखील माझे प्रामाणिक मत हेच आहे. स्त्री ही अत्यंत खंबीर, कणखर आणि मानसिक दृष्ट्या पुरुषापेक्षा जबरदस्त ताकदवान अशी आहे. स्त्री ही बायको बहीण मैत्रीण काहीही असली तरी ती निसर्गतः आईच असते. प्रत्येकाची. आश्या प्रत्येक स्त्रीला ज्यांना मी ओळखतो किंवा ओळखत नाही त्यांना, आजच्या जागतिक स्त्री दिनी माझे अत्यंत आदरपूर्वक व भावपूर्ण नमन.

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The Trip to Bandhavgarh

Bandhavgarh is the one of the best Tiger reservoir in the India. It is comparatively a small jungle. But density of tigers is more, so the chances of the sighting is phenomenal. We 7 people decided to go to some jungle this year. we do it every year. our group is really interested in to wildlife, birding and photography. We are the group of people from age 20 to age 39. It’s the amazing combination of youth, maturity, excitement. So even though I love solo travels, I just love to hang out with these people for such trips. So we planned this year for the Bandhavgarh. We booked our safaris over online portal of the Bandhavgarh official government site. You can use below link for the online booking for the safari. Always book you tickets online only. It is the best and safe way. Yes, there are some on the spot entries available but those rules get change frequently. While booking online you can get the idea that how much rush and busy the jungle is going to be. https://forest.mponline.gov.in/ There are 2 options
  • full vehicle (for 6 people maximum)
  • single seat booking.
  • you can make your bookings as per number of people. There are 3 core jungle zones in this jungle.
  • Magadhi
  • Tala
  • Khitauli
  • All gates are good. When you book tickets give preference to tala then Khitauli and then Magadhi. This time we saw more tigers in Khitauli but that was the pure luck. Then we booked our stay. There are many resorts. Tiger hill resort, Mogli resort and many more. We booked our stay with Mogli resort. Here are numbers for the resort. +91 9301201244 /+91 9525156245 /+91 9479754540 / +91 9993615832 Then we booked our tickets for train from Pune to Jabalpur. from Jabalpur its around 160 km via road. You can book a car at the Jabalpur Railway station or you can pre-book the car by discussing with your resort. The day came and Journey started on the 15th of Dec 2018. Train journey is always an amazing one, especially when you are travelling with your fun people. We booked the sleeper couch as it was a winter season. So there was no need to have Ac couch. But there is one issue with sleeper couch always as people disturb you as much as possible. the come and sleep in between your birth, so u have to be always alert from thief and such kind of stuff. So its better to book AC couch in terms of comfort and for little disturbance. We enjoyed the railway journey. It was the 17 hours of the tiring journey. We reached to the Jabalpur on the 16th of December 2018 at 2:30 p.m. from there Bandhavgarh is around 160 km. We decided to hire a cab from the station itself. He took 5000 rupees for showing us bhedaghat and then take us to our destination at Bandhavgarh. Bhedaghat is 20 km from the Jabalpur. It is the awesome place where you can see the river Narmada in it’s amazing form.We didn’t have much time to explore more places over there. So we just visited the dhuadhar waterfall. Here is the picture of dhauladhar waterfall. We reached to the mogli resort in the Bandhavgarh at 10:30 p.m. on the 16th of December. Hospitality in the resort was really amazing. The climate was cold. There were two villas reserved for us. They were really good. Overall we were excited a lot because of the climate and the thoughts of next morning jungle safari. We wear seven people. According to the Safari rules maximum 6 people can sit into the one gypsy. That’s why while online booking the tickets, we had booked the single seat separately. Six people in one gypsy nd one person with another group. It was obviously not feeling good to divide the group. There is no other choice. So we decided turn-by-turn one of our friends group will go into the another gypsy. I went like this for two times. Where I was the single person with another group in another gypsy. I purposely book the single seat Safari into the another zone of the Jungle. Because it is good if a single group is viewing two different angles at the same time. And this idea really worked very nicely. Whenever the 6 people did not see the tiger, the single person from the another Safari sighted the tiger. And luckily it was me and Onkar. You really got good photos of tiger. Now I don’t want to talk much… Just look at the Jungle what we saw in those 3 days and 5 Safari. The first photo taken into the Jungle in the early morning. It was taken with mobile Google pixel 2 XL. #pixelteam by Manasi. The beautiful jungle in the morning Gautam are the oldest elephant of jungle who is 80 years old. He is so beautiful, so calm. The photo is taken with the canon 5D Mark III and canon 70-200 f2.8 lens. The beautiful male nd female peacocks in the early morning enjoying. Mangu the very rare dominant male tiger: I saw him when I was riding as a single sheet with another gypsy in another zone. We sighted him for just 30 to 40 seconds when he crossed the road. On our last Safari 19th of December morning… She showed up. A beautiful tigress. She was dancing and running around us for 40 to 45 minutes. In that short period of time even we saw her killing a new born baby of nilgai. It was really sad moment when we came to know that it’s a newborn baby she killed. But it was a very rare site as well for enthusiast and a photographer. You are awesome amazing photos of her. What an amazing citing it was isn’t it? You can check this video, you will enjoy it. How the monkeys behave when these big cats are around. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2455970707758601&id=100000370884608 We were really happy because we got whatever we needed. Amazing time, amazing weather, amazing place to live. 19th December afternoon and evening we had nothing to do. So we decided to roam around the village. We met really amazing and exciting children over there. Our group members where really involved in them so much and everybody was playing the local game named as “Imli danda”. You can see the video of the pure happiness on the below link. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2450666741622331&id=100000370884608 Here I clicked some moments of the beautiful sunset and our group. The mogli resort was really amazing. The food over there is good but the accommodation and the area of the resort is overwhelming for any nature lover and photographer. It has really a big area and a number of trees and even a small river flowing through the resort area. In the summer the resort must be full of different varieties of birds. Following are the photos taken with resort. We started the return journey on the 20th December in the morning. It was really very exciting as well as mind relaxing trip as we expected. For namo photograph you can visit my Instagram account. https://www.instagram.com/thelonewolfotography I should say thanks to all my group the way they made this trip memorable. They are amazing people. People with me like Chinmay , Atharva , Onkar are amazing artists and photographers. They are so good at spotting the animals and birds in the jungle that even guides gets astonished. They are just amazing. You can check their Instagram accounts here. You will be amazed once you check it out. Chinmay https://instagram.com/chinmay1nisal?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=rwqm88uqgunv Atharva https://instagram.com/atharva_dharane?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=n42s3ocjfd2a Onkar https://instagram.com/atharva_dharane?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=n42s3ocjfd2a Deepti my cousin, Manasi and Divya my friends do enjoy nature. They don’t need cameras to enjoy the nature. They just need their eyes and binaculars. They thoroughly enjoy nature and motivate us all the time… Summary: as we calculated individually we spend 16000 rupees. We had amazing travel lavish stay and too good jungle safaris. In 16000 rupees it was really much more than what we expected. The lone wolf Mayur

    What is Brahmin? ब्राह्मण म्हणजे काय?

    ब्राह्मण म्हणजे काय? 

    हे फक्त अश्या लोकांनी वाचावे ज्यांना खरोखर खूप खोल वर विचार करता येणे शक्य आहे. 

    आज माझ्या सर्टिफिकेट वर ब्राह्मण हा शिक्का आहे. मला पण लहानपणी वाटायचे की ब्राह्मण आहोत आपण. आणि अभिमान देखील होता. तसेच प्रत्येक माणसाला त्याच्या जातीचा अभिमान असणे साहजिक आहे. आता जातीं मध्ये देखील खूप पोट प्रकार आहेत. ते सध्या बाजूस ठेवू. 

    मी मोठा होत गेलो तसे स्वतः विचार करू लागलो, की नक्की काय आहोत आपण. पुस्तके वाचत गेलो त्यातून निरनिराळी मते वाचली. मी माझे मत हळूहळू बनवायला लागलो. विचार करून 

    मुळात ब्राह्मण, क्षत्रिय, वैश्य आणि शूद्र हे प्रकार का आले? त्याचे अर्थ काय? 

    मला बाकीचे माहीत नाही पण ब्राह्मण या शब्द बद्दल मे बोलू शकतो. करण हा शब्द मला जन्मापासून चिकटवलेला आहे. आणि हा शब्द खूपदा वाचनात देखील आला 

    मी या शब्दाचा मला समजला अर्थ मांडायचा प्रयत्न करणार आहे. त्यासाठी खलील काही गोष्टी समजून घेणे फार महत्वाचे आहे 

    वेद उपनिषद यांमध्ये ब्रह्मन् हा शब्द खूपदा आलेला आहे. मुखत: अद्वैत वेदांत आणि मांडुक उपनिषद हे ब्रह्मन् हा शब्द खूप वेळा वापरते. ब्रह्मन् या शब्दाचा अर्थ प्रत्यक्ष ब्रह्म किंवा परमेश्वर याला उद्देशून वापरला आहे संतांनी सोप्या शब्दात परमेश्वर किंवा मी समजवायचा प्रयत्न केला.असे सांगून की परमेश्वर चराचरात आहे.आपण जर खोलात जाऊन वेदांत काय सांगतो हे पाहू. आपण आजचा समाज बुद्धिजीवी आहोत 

    खाली दिलेली अद्वैत वेदांत ने सांगितलेलीमीची व्याख्या नीट वाचा. फार confusing आहे ती

    मी स्वतः जो या देहात बसलेला आहे. जो हा देह चालवतो. पण मी म्हणजे कोण? 

    जो हा देह नाही. मन नाही, बुद्धी नाही, काहीच नाही असे पण नाही. असा असलेला जो कोणी आहे तो म्हणजे खरा मी 

    ते तत्व सगळ्यांच्यात आणि सगळ्या चराचारात आहे तेच. पण हा मी कोणालाच समजत नाही आणि जाणून देखील घेता येत नाही

    कारण ज्याला आपण physically experience करू शकत नाही ते आपण कसे मानणार?

    जी गोष्ट आपले मन देखील नाही त्याला कसे imagine करणार?

    जी गोष्ट आपली बुद्धी देखील नाही त्या बद्दलचे ज्ञान कसे मिळवणार? 

    कोणी म्हणेल मग हामीअसे काही असतो का खरोखर 

    हो असतो. कारण आपल्याला ही जाणीव असते की मी आहे. माझा हात तुटला किंवा पाय तुटला तर आपण काय म्हणू? की माझा हात तुटला. म्हणजे जोपर्यंत तो हात या शरीराला जोडून होता तोपर्यंत मे त्याला मीच समजत होतो. आता तो बाजूला आहे म्हणजे मी त्याला माझा हात असे म्हणतोय. म्हणजेच तो हात म्हणजे मी नव्हे

    आत्ता पर्यंत मे जो शर्ट घातला होता तोपर्यंत मी त्या शर्टाला पकडून मी असा स्वतःचा उल्लेख करतो. पण जेव्हा मी शर्ट काढून बाजूला ठेवतो तेव्हा तो शर्ट वेगळा आणि मी वेगळा हे मला कळते. तसेच शरीर मन बुद्धी एक एक बाजूला करत जायला माणूस शिकेल तसे त्याला हे कळत  जाते की मी म्हणजे शरीर नव्हे, मन नव्हे आणि बुद्धी देखील नाही. 

    मी आपण सतत अनुभवत असतोच.उदाहरण द्येयचे झाले तर अगदी छान उदाहरण आहे माझ्याकडे मे स्वतः तयार केलेले

    आपण आपल्या डोळ्यांनी सगळे जग बघतो. पण आपण स्वतःचा चेहरा कधीही आयुष्यात प्रत्यक्ष बघू शकत नाही. मीप्रत्यक्षहा शब्द वापरला आहे हे लक्षात घ्या. मी माझा चेहरा कधीच पाहू शकत नाही. हो आरसा किंवा काही गोष्टीत आपण आपल्या चेहऱ्याचे प्रतिबिंब बघतो. पण ते प्रतिबिंब असते. प्रत्यक्ष मी नसतो. जसा आरसा असेल तसे ते प्रतिबिंब दिसेल. पण स्वतःच्या डोळ्यांनी स्वतःचा चेहरा बघणे शक्यच नाहीये. म्हणजेच स्वतःला direct आपण कधीच बघू शकणार नाही 

    पण याचा अर्थ असा आहे का की मला चेहरा नाहीच आहे? आपल्याला चेहरा आहे याची जाणीव आपल्याला 100 टक्के असते. पण आपण तो बघू शकत नाही. Exactly तसेचमीजो कोणी आहे त्याचे वर्णन करता येईल. की तो  “मीआहे हि जाणीव आपल्याला 24 तास असते. पण जागे असताना आपण स्वतःच्या शरीराला आपण मी असे समजतो. झोपलेले असताना स्वतःच्या स्वप्नात जो कोणी असतो म्हणजेच मनाला मी असे समजतो. तर गाढ झोपेमध्ये ज्याला deep sleep म्हणतात तेथे तर काहीही नसून देखील मी हा असतोच.

    जसे मला चेहरा बघता येत नसताना देखील हा दृढ विश्वास असतो, ही जाणीव असते की मला चेहरा आहे. फक्त मे तो पाहू शकत नहीये पण मला जाणीव आणि खात्री आहे की मला चेहरा आहे.

     तीच जाणीवमीची असते. तो हा दिसणारा , जाणवणारा मी म्हणजे ब्रह्मन्. त्याची जाणीव ज्या व्यक्तीला सतत असते त्याला हे देखील कळलेले असते की हाच मी सर्वत्र आहे. 24 तास ही जाणीव असणे हेच खरे आत्मज्ञान. आणि ते मिळवणारा खरा ब्राह्मण. 

    तर या मी ला जाणून घेणेअहंब्राह्मस्मि किंवा तत्वामसी किंवा सोSहम म्हणजेच प्रत्यक्ष ब्रह्म (ब्रह्मन्) आणि परमेश्वर मीच आहे. हे ओळखणे या मार्गावर चालणाऱ्या माणसाला ब्राह्मण म्हंटले जाते 

    परमेश्वर किंवा स्वत्व याचा साक्षात्कार होण्यासाठी देव देवता यज्ञ याग जात धर्म याची खर तर कसलीच गरज नसते. तर स्वतःचे आकलन करत जाणे याची गरज असते. नास्तिकातला नास्तिक देखील ते मिळवू शकतो असेच मांडुकोपनिषद सांगते. 

    आणि यासाठी देवाला मानले पाहिजे असेही नाहीये ही याची खासियत आहे. खास करून नास्तिक लोकांचा विचारच यात केला गेला आहे. स्वतःची ओळख करून घेणे हे महत्वाचे, देव माना अथवा मानू नका. पण स्वरूप अनुभवा. हेच अद्वैत वेदांत सांगतो. 

    तर अश्या प्रकारे ब्रह्मन् ची ओळख करून घेणारा ब्राह्मण असतो. जन्माने कोणीही ब्राह्मण होत नाही 

    मी स्वतःला ब्राह्मण मानत नाही आणि फक्त माणूस अशी जात मला लिहिता येत नाही ते सुद्धा कायद्याच्या कमतरतेमुळे 

    ज्या दिवशी मी त्या रस्त्यावर असेन जेथे मलामीकाय ते ओळखायचं त्या दिवशी मी ब्राह्मण असेन. आणि ते देखील मला ब्राह्मण बोलणारे हे लोक असतील कारण मला स्वतःला त्या गोष्टी बद्दल ना आस्था असेल ना महत्व की मला काय म्हणून ओळ्खतायत. 

    माझ्या मते आणि वेदांतच्या मते देखील संत ज्ञानेश्वर, तुकाराम , नामदेव, स्वामी विवेकानंद , बुद्धकबीर, रुमी, सुलतान बहू, राम, कृष्ण, बुल्लह शाह हे खरे ब्राह्मण. आपण त्यांना केवळ ते कोणत्या जातीत जन्माला आले त्या जातीवरून ओळखायचं बघतो. 

    जो कोणीही माणूस म्हणून जन्माला आला आणि ज्याने कर्मयोग, ज्ञानयोग, भक्तियोग किंवा कोणत्याही मार्गाने स्वतःला जाणून घ्येयला प्रयत्न केलेला असा  प्रत्येक जण ब्राह्मण आहे

    त्यामुळेच विश्वामित्र हे जन्माने क्षत्रिय असून, वाल्या कोळी हा इतर जातीचा असून, त्यांना ब्राह्मण हे पद मिळाले. 

    केवळ ब्राह्मण आडनाव असलेल्या घरात जन्माला आलेला कधीच ब्राह्मण नसतो. केवळ व्यर्थ अभिमान असतो. 

    प्रत्येकाने जर खरच प्रामाणिक प्रयत्न केला तर atleast आपण खरच काय आहोत याची जाणीव तरी होईल. अगदीच काही नाही तर खोटे अहंकार गळून पडतील. 

    मी आत्ता तरी केवळ एक माणूस आहे. आणि जवळपास आजूबाजूला असलेले सगळे जण. पण कधीतरी ब्राह्मण बनेन आणि प्रत्येकाचा स्वतःला या level जा जाणे हा मूलभूत अधिकार आहे. कारण प्रत्येकात तोच ब्रह्मन् निवास करतो, तेच तत्व निवास करते. ज्या प्रमाणे घरातील इलेक्ट्रिसिटी ही एकच असते पण ती दृश्यमान होते ती कधी बल्ब च्या रुपात म्हणजे प्रकाशाच्या रुपात, कधी फॅन च्या रुपात म्हणजे हवेच्या रुपात आणि कधी हीट च्या रुपात. पण सगळ्यामध्ये तीच electricity तोच करंट खेळत असतो. अगदी तसेच आहे सगळे आपण पण.

    आणि एकदा ही जाणीव झाली की मीच सगळे आहे तर मी कसा कोणाचा द्वेष करू शकेन, कसे कोणाचे वाईट करू शकेन? 

    मला आशा आहे मी प्रयत्न केलाय जास्तीत जास्त सोपे लिहायचा. काही लिहिन्यातल्या त्रुटींमुळे समजले नसल्यास माफी असावी.

     Mayur The Lone Wolf

    The Reality-4

    Please do read the previous blogs regaring reality so it would be better in understanding this blog.

    The Reality-1

    The Reality-2

    The Reality-3

    We have talked about different types of realities and how it is linked with our suffering or happiness both. We talked about the higher level of realities means the enlightenment, where person achieves those realities or dimensions, where he can get rid of the suffering and pain and even from the pleasure. Basically going beyond the duality.

    So how to achieve this higher Reality?

    There are different ways to achieve it. There are so many paths. Like dhyan yoga, karmyoga, devotion, hath yoga. But we forget the most straightforward and direct path, which is to ask question “what am I?” All these paths mentioned above also root down to the same question. But there are many diversions, processes, achievements and failures, while walking those paths.

    But the path of questioning ourselves that what am I? Is most straight forward. There is no magic, no hard work, no limitations, no belief system, no religion, no God and Goddesses. It’s a path of seeking, where we keep asking the questions. Where we are open to every new idea, new questions and answers.

    So I will try to Generalis this route. There are mainly 3 stages of it.

    1. Shravan (listening)

    Where a person listens to the scriptures. Where person tries to know about the different dimensions and try to understand what am I? This listening is always benificial when it is from the experienced person called as Guru. Guru’s task is to just tell you whatever he can. To guide you without expectations from ou. You have to listen it with full absorption. You have to grasp it with the brain and intellectual. So till now it’s a theory for us. Where we try to analyse the different dimensions and how am I different from everything we experience. Where our brain tries to understand or make anologies which is kind of beyond every sense. Where you try to understand and ask as many as question about who am I. May be every answer will not satisfy you. But atleast you get some theoretical answer from the experienced person.

    here I want to make one thing clear in between the real Guru and other fake entities to call themselves as guru or aster.

    The most important difference in between the real Guru and other religious priests or so called intellectuals and scholars is that, the Guru never expect anything from you. H(S)e will never bound you with any kind of rules and regulations. But h(S)e is always ready to help you out. Even if you leave him/her, h(S)e won’t take it in a negative way. Real Guru gives you full freedom to nurture yourself. Because h(S)e himself is the enlightened entity he acts like that.

    Then the second stage comes.

    Manan: ( thinking deep about whatever you have listened).

    This stage we can call as a meditation as well. Where we are processing data in your mind. With full focus and concentration. We try to experience whatever we listened. We try to go deeper and deeper inside us. Where mostly we start realising things sooner or later depends on person to person. We actually try to digest whatever we have listened from our Guru.

    Aaj person is going deep down to find himself, he might experience so many hidden good and bad about him as a mind. At this stage a person starts getting stable with focus.

    Then automatically the third stage begins.

    Nidhidhyas: (continuous reminding experiencing) the fact about my true nature, which is divine. )

    Nidhi mean continuous and dhyasa means being behind the motive. So it is like thinking and behaving continuously for the goal.

    In Marathi language it is also called as taildharawat (तैलधारावत). That means, when you pour the oil into something, the oil keeps falling in other vessel continuously without disturbance, in a continuous stream.

    So here a person continuously starts thinking and realising that he is the divine one. Even though he is active in the day to day life, his focus on the self realisation doesn’t get disturbed as it used to be. Most of the time he cam do his everyday jobs effortlessly and he can focus on his meditation at the same time.

    Many times he may get defocused but the task of the person is to take ifocus back on himself. That’s why it is called as the Nididhyasa.

    So these are the three steps to have the self-realization very easily and in very direct way.

    Now the question arises if it is really very direct and simple way then why doesn’t everyone get it? Why people struggle even on this path?

    First we need to understand one thing that one should have really have a passion to realise the higher reality. Most of the people follow the path for just a intellectual adventure and then leave in between. That’s why very few get till the end of the race.

    The second reason is there are some milestones where everyone needs to take care of something. Which are the kind of hurdles.

    So what are those hurdles? Because this hurdles are created by mind and intellectual. as well as some part of it is because of some external conditions.

    so we will try to analyse what are those hurdles in the next blog. How to tackle them is very important.

    Till the time just keep asking yourself only one question “what I am I?” Just close your eyes and try to find out that I. Which is neither the body nor mind nor intellectual. I am sure even a one minute time is sufficient to realise the part of divinity in yourself.

    The Lone wolf.

    Illusion

    Who says everything is visible in the light?

    Days are bright, all have the sight;

    But truth struggles to fight;

    And nothing seems right;

    when sun sets down;

    owls and spirits wear the crown;

    the hidden secrets of the day bright;

    dance with the night;

    but nights are different;

    They are dark , and they are silent;

    the secrets of the world shall reavealed to only those;

    who stay up all the night on their toes;

    whether a barking dog or creative robber;

    Hunting bat or passionate lover;

    Insomaniac or a old granny or;

    Haunting spirit or a meditating yogi;

    all The above shares their own secrets

    when others in the bright day can not interpret.

    it is not wrong to say that the whole world is an illusion

    because days give us light but

    The nights give us the vision.

    Mayur The Lone Wolf.

    The king and the queen

    The above photo I took in Dubai. No I am not explaining about the photo or how did i take it. It’s a general thought process.

    I do play chess a lot. It’s an interesting game. I was playing the game with my friend who has wooden set of chess. we were playing the game and I was in really bad situation. I just had two pawns, king and queen on the board.

    Suddenly my friend’s mother called him for something to get in. So he just went inside the kitchen. While thinking the move to avoid checkmate I had this thought I am sharing Below.

    Queen is the most powerful piece on the chessboard. Queen can move anywhere across the board. If you lose the queen it’s very difficult to win the game because Queen holds 9 points. Many players lose their hopes to win after losing their queen.

    Exactly in opposite way, the king is like most weak as a Pawn. Because King can only move 1 Block. The value of king is also very less. I mean in terms of points. King holds one point.

    So if you see the game scenario, it feels and seems that Queen has more rights, it is way more powerful than the king. It seems like King is very much dependent on the queen.

    No, I am not talking about any women rights or husband and wife or any kind of social life and rules. I am trying to correlate the queen and king in our day to day life. Our very personal life. Spiritual or eternal life.

    King and queen are like soul and physical body. In our day to day life we know how much we care about our body. we know that if we lose our body we are going to die. We try to give everything with what our body demands. Then it may be the health related thing or pleasure related thing or mental satisfaction. We always do whatever is required for our physical body. Basically we live for that.

    But we hardly even notice about the soul. yes, when we discuss kind of philosophical stuff or at certain occasions we try to think about soul. But most of the time we live and think as a physical body. The way we take care of our physical body, we never try to know our soul or to take care of the soul. We never nurture it. We never ask our soul that what do you want? I know the question is wrong here because the question should be what I really want?

    So the king is the soul and the queen is the body. And in the chess, the queen means body is totally free, wild, powerful. we give most importance to the queen, we always try to save the queen. Even though our main motive of the game is to save the king we hardly recognise it.

    Weather it’s chess or real life even if the queen (physical body) leaves the board, game is still ON.

    But when king (soul) leaves the board. Queen (body) goes straight into the wooden box.

    The Lone Wolf

    The Reality- 2

    This is the sequel part for my blog The Reality -1

    Just to refresh few terms from that blog:

    There are three stages of reality according to the Mandukyopanishad.

    1. Dream Reality : The lower reality which we experience in a dream state.
    2. Awaken Reality: The day to day life what we live.
    3. Enlightened or Superconscious Reality: Turiyawastha which is super conscious stage of reality.

    We experience dream as the reality when we are sleeping and watching the dream.

    When we wake up, the Dream Reality ends for us and new reality of day to day life starts. Even if the dream is pleasurable we are supposed to wake up either this way or that. Even if we want to sleep more, to experience the dream for longer time finally we push ourselves up to wake up.

    Now the question is how can one wake up from the awaken reality that means the day to day life reality to the enlightened state? Is it possible?

    Advait Vedanta says big YES. It’s possible.

    First of all, the person needs to have a wish to really wake up from this reality. This is the most important criteria.

    Why am I saying this because, if you can observe, when dream is of mixed emotions of the good and bad incidents, we do enjoy watching it. We don’t want to wake up easily. But when dream is terrible horror or sad we immediately try to get up and get rid of it.

    In the same way day to day life is mixture of pleasure and sorrow incidents. We just stick here and never want to give up. Whatever happen we like to be in this reality. When some one really gets fed up with this day to day reality, that person starts to find the answer to find the higher level peace and satisfaction.

    So for such person Advait Vedanta gives the solution in question and answer form. These questions and answers are very deep and intellectual. For people like us who can not easily devote ourselves to someone, for them this is mental treat as well as thought provoking. In fact it allows us to ask as many as doubts we can and it gives answers to our doubts as well.

    One of the most important question in Advait Vedanta is “Who am I ?”

    When we are in the dream state we feel that our mind is nothing but me. Our mind creates the images and all surrounding. In the dream state we don’t have awareness of our physical body. We feel pain and pleasure without actual interference of our physical body.

    The moment we wake up we start feeling that this body is nothing but me. Till the time I was dreaming I was feeling mind is me. Now I am feeling this physical body is me.

    So who am I exactly?

    So lets try to find the answer as given in the Advait Vedanta. We will start from outside to inside.

    Am I a physical body?

    We feel that I am this body. Yes, why not? That is how it looks like.

    But wait,

    1.  Now I am wearing the shirt and I call that shirt also as me. Then I point a finger towards me, I say that this is me, with my cloths and body.

    If I remove the shirt and put aside. Now? Am I that shirt anymore? No. That is mine shirt but its not me.

         2.  In the same way suppose, If I cut my hand. (Don’t take it seriously, and don’t cut                 your own hand. hehe ) That hand was part of me when it was attached to the body.           But it is not anymore. I will say that it is my hand. But its not me.

    So in this way when I die. That means whatever is inside me gets away from the body then people even don’t call my body by my name as well. They say move the body here, there. That’s the fact. Let it be.

    But what I mean to say it is sure that even it appears like I am this physical body but when we think deeply we come to conclusion that I am not.

    Then we will go further inside.

    Am I my mind?

    As we saw when we wake up from dream we realise that we are not in the dream. Means we are not mind as well. Or I can not say that I am only the mind.

    Deep sleep?

    When we are in the deep sleep state we don’t see any dreams , and nothing happens there. Even we don’t have realisation of our own physical body as well as our mind. But still we do exist. It doesn’t mean that I am not there. Yes I am always there.

    So,

    Am I this physical body? NO

    Am I this mind? NO

    Am I this intellectual? NO

    So am I nothing? NO

    So who am I?

    Advait Vedanta says, I am not Nothing as well as I am not Something.

    How super deep and confusing statement it is. Isn’t it? In Short,  you can not explain about myself as, I am something and you can not even prove that I am nothing.

    Read it again, because I also got confused here always.

    Who am I?

    I am not nothing.

    I am not even something.

    This I has terminology called as the “Brahman“. Which never awakes and never sleeps. Which just exists. It does not get affected by anything. Any situation, ani condition it is stable, never changes, never gets affected.

    A person who realises, I am the Brahman gets out of all fears, all illusions all misery and sorrows. Neither happiness affect the state nor sorrow.

    So this was the way and objective of adavit Vedanta to wake up from the day to day life reality. We will see in detail information about it in the next blog.

    I don’t want to make this blog too long, So I will continue on the same in my Reality-3 Blog.

    I hope you got the thing I have tried to explain. Many of your doubts will be cleared in the third part of this blog.

    Mayur The Lone wolf.

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    The Reality -1

    The Love and The Trust

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