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.

The Reality:- 3

You must read the The Reality-1 and The Reality-2 to understand this further explanation.

In the The Reality-1 we saw the types of realities according to the Upanishads.

In The Reality-2 blog we saw the 3rd reality means the enlightenment state in little depth. We tried to learn, what is Brahman?

In this blog we will try to understand what are the steps to know this brahmin and self. the steps to wake up from the day today reality into the enlightenment state.

so here we will brush up again some things.

What is the most profound statement of Advait Vedanta?

I am Brahmin.

So here two questions arises.

  • What am I?
  • What is Brahmin?

So lets ask yourself.

There is a beautiful statement in Vedanta:
I am not what is experienced but I am the one who experiences it.

to understand it we will see some part again in little depth.

  1. Are you this body? Physical body?

You may say , yes I am.

Ok then, so you mean to say right now your right hand Is also you.

Suppose If we cut you right hand (just for imagination, I am not that cruel yet …), what will you say?

Is it still you? You will say that my right hand is laying there. But it will be your hand not you, yourself.

You are still there even your hand has gone. Like this, if we remove most of the organs, still you will be there (obviously in worst pain and cursing me for it). And the point will come where it will be your body lying somewhere and you are observing it. Which means a dead body without you inside it. What does that mean?

Its simple.
I AM NOT THE BODY.

2. Are you the mind? Your emotions?

You will say yes.

Ok let’s accept you are your mind.

Have you observed that your mind runs so freely all the time? When you sleep in the dream state you feel that you are in the dream itself.

When you wake up your world is changed totally. So is it really you? At the same time you know you can control your mind.

Isn’t it a obvious statement which says you can control your mind, means you and your mind are different things. You are something above the mind.

So when we go to that depth then we understand one thing.
I AM NOT MIND OR EMOTIONS

3. Are you the Intellect?

We claim or say or do everything in our life what our intellect command us. Even when I say that “I am Mayur”, that means its my knowledge. My name is Mayur, and having knowledge about it is my intellect. So almost everything we do in our life is only because of our intellect.

But a point when we are in the deep sleep. At that time nothing exists, neither any knowledge about self, or others or even dream state. For those moments we are like a dead person. But still something exists there which is silently observing that state as well. But it is not intellect.

So Intellect is a very deep identity of myself but we can say that I AM NOT INTELLECT either.

So exactly what am I? which is not my body, mind or intellect.

Vedanta says brahmin is the same. According to Vedanta brahmin is the one Which cannot be experienced.

So obviously according to Advait Vedanta, Brahmin is a state is which is beyond explanation. It is a state of just being and bliss which cannot be explained.

Then the obvious question would come like, how can we believe that such thing does even exist?

If the Brahmin is beyond the senses of physical body, beyond the imagination of the mind and beyond the knowledge of intellectual then how to realise it?

So how can one experience which is beyond experience of physical sense , emotional or mental sense or even intellectual sense? To experience that bliss. That permanent being.

The Advaita Vedanta says one cannot know the real Brahmin or himself as the divine because of ignorance. And what is the ignorance? The ignorance of self. As most of the human being identify themselves as either human body or mind or intellectual. The Brahmin is beyond all this.

Now the most confusing statements will come here so try to read it very slowly by understanding the meaning of each statement.

Advait Vedanta says you always have realisation of yourself. How?

Because we always know I do exist, Whether I am in a dream state or awakens state or deep sleep state. Just we don’t try to feel it. What does that exactly means?

I will try to give a simple example what we face everyday. We look at the other people, we look at all the objects around us. But have you seen your own eyes or your own face? no I am not talking about the face you look into the mirror for any kind of reflective surface. I am talking about directly looking into your eyes for your face. It’s impossible. Whatever you do, you are not capable to look at our own face directly. Does it mean that you don’t have eyes or face? No. You have a face.

Even though we don’t have the direct experience of the eyes or our face but we have always realisation that I have eyes and I have a face. This is the realisation of the fact.

if you correlate this example with the Brahmin or the soul or divine yourself, You will realise that you do exist always irrespective of your body, mind or intellectual.

That is why Swami Vivekananda used to say that I feel so sad because you cannot understand what you are.

so this is the first step to acknowledge and repeat yourself that I am not the body, I am not the mind, I am not the intellectual, I am not the sufferer, but I am the Brahman who do exists permanently. And repeating this continuously will lead you to the real realisation of yourself.

then the automatic question will arise that is this theoretical knowledge sufficient to realise what I am? Will it give realisation as well?

Asking the question daily about “What am I? “ is the start of the journey towards inward. To know ourselves, to get escape from all the suffering and pain and even happiness. Towards Bliss. Which is the true nature of self. Understanding it deeply most of the time in the day to day life we will start realising things.

How to make all these practices profound and flawless also has techniques.

The steps towards the realisation are

        1. Shravan (listening as exact translation, but it means collecting knowledge by listening or reading the texts from self realised people or gurus and masters.)
        2. Manan ( thinking about it deeply)
        3. Nididhyasa (trying realizing those words what your mind has accepted by now.)

I will try to explain these 3 main things in the next part of Reality:4.

what are the difficulties or questions one may ask while doing above things. There might be many doubts while walking this path. So will mainly discuss the process of walking down this path.

Till the time let’s start with the very basic thing by asking a most profound question. At least we know by now with our theoretical knowledge that I am not body, mind or intellectual.

SO start asking one question from now again and again and deeply…….

“ WHAT AM I?”

Am I this body?

No.

Am I this mind?

No.

Am I this intellectual?

No.

Then what am I??

I am the soul of soul. I am the Brahmin . I am the supreme Devine . Am not the surlfferer, but I am the constant bliss. The silent observer.

-Mayur The Lone Wolf

My other Blogs

  1. Illuson
  2. The king and the queen
  3. Focus
  4. The Love and The Trust

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 -1

virtual-reality-presentation2samas3239506-2-728.jpgMatrix was one of the most amazing movie which talked about the reality first time in most unusual and amazing way.

Our day to day life has tremendous impact on our living. I mean to say on our mental stability. We get easily affected with minor things. Either we get excited and happy for good things happening and we get sad, depressed, angry, agitated because of some unexpected even expected bad things.

Why we are so much affected? and just not affected but we always try to get rid of the pain and misery in every possible way.

Because if you see the examples of the spiritual masters or saints you will find their life was not simple. I will give just few known examples here.

  1. Jesus: we know how he was physically even mentally tortured. still his final words are ” Father forgive these children, they don’t know what they are doing.” what kind of insane mercy is that?
  2. Ramakrishna Paramhansa: He had throat cancer because of which he died. he had literally a hole through his throat. immense pain but he was never seen sad because of it. he was always guiding his disciples even though he was not able to speak.
  3. Sai baba: He healed so many people in his life time. He lived like a Fakir. but he never used his spiritual or will power to heal himself.

And there are many more examples like this.

Do you see the common factor in all these three examples?

  1. no one complained about their pains or suffering,
  2. No one used their will power to stop it. That means no one is interfering in the happening. Yes they tried all materialistic medical and other solutions to their problems but thy never used their own will powers or spiritual powers to heal or help themselves.
  3. Most of the spiritual leaders or gurus lived life like begger or fakir or without much materialistic things still they seem to be happy and satisfied all the time.

I have some questions here

HOW they could be so calm and stable in the misery and pain ?

WHY we cant be happy and satisfied even though we have much more? We always crave for more and more and never get satisfied. WHY so?

What is the difference in between them and us?

015thdimension-soulvibration-spirit-energeticbody1The biggest question of mine is:

DO THEY LIVE DIFFERENT REALITY? 

Now the actual tricky part will come. This is from the Advait Vedanta. A Hindu scripture thousands of years back. There are many Upanishads which explains the Advait Vedanta. Here I will try to explain the things as per the Mandukyopanishad

According to the Mandukyopanishad the reality is mainly divided into 3 parts. Yes there can be many different level and different kinds of realities. But it is mainly divided into three portions.

1. Lower reality– It is nothing but the dreams we see in sleep or the imaginations we do. In the dream state or in a deep imagination state we witness whatever happening  in the dream or in our imagination. For that time being we live that reality. We are affected by the things happening in the dreams and our deep imaginations.

2. Awaken reality–  It is the reality where we live our normal life or day to day life. When we get up from our sleep state or a dream state the kind of life we live and experience is the awaken reality. Everyday business like brush, bath, work, love, drive and all so many things are part of this reality. All the stress and pains and happiness and love we experience in our day to day life is also the part of this reality.

3. Higher state reality–  Most of us never experience this kind of reality or we experience for very short time. This is also called as turiyaavastha or enlightenment. Where the person knows that he is not at all affected or attached to anything around. He is Brahmin himself or the final truth himself. He is everything and he is nothing as well. He is detached and different from every physical and mental reality which we live in day to day life.

Lets ty to imagine this kind of reality because we have never or hardly few times experienced this kind of reality.

I hope you have understood these three stages or three types of reality. Then only we will move forward.

Lets take one example.

Suppose you are sleeping and you are in to the dream state. Now someone is trying to kill you or you are falling from the mountain in your dream. you are going to be very scared in your dream and you will try to get rid of it so badly. But the moment you get up from the dream.

Suddenly you wake up and open your eyes. Then you come to know oh!! that was the dream. That means after waking up, reality for you has been changed. You are no longer worried about the dream and what was happening. Now you are free from the fear you were experiencing in your dream. You will just laugh at it and think that it was just the dream. Hushh!!!!!

Now we will try to push the same example further.

The way you woke up from sleep and came in to the awaken state. In the exact way when you will get up from the awaken reality into the enlightened reality. Which is even higher reality or dimension than our day to day life reality.  Whatever we suffer or experience the happiness or pain in the current awaken state has no importance into the enlightened mode of reality. like you don’t give any importance to the dreams  when you are awaken from the sleep.

So here one thing is clear that we don’t care about what happened in to the dream when we are awake, sililarly we wont care about whatever is happening in to the day to day life when we will be in to the more high reality which is known as enlightenment.

I hope you have now idea how different realities make us feel good, bad, happy sad and all feelings.

In this scientific ways or terms I will put the reality is as the dimensions. As the Physics says if you acquire the higher dimensions state you are more free. Like the body living in the two dimensional state will be more free then the body living into the single dimensional space. And the body into the three dimensional space is more free than the body living in two dimensional space. I think it applies in our reality is as well.

Our dreams are kind of two dimensional thing. When we are awake we are living in the three dimensional space. Even though there are more dimensions around us,  it is difficult to perceive these dimensions physically. But when we see these extraordinary people I feel its definitely possible to achieve those dimensions either one way or other.

Now one of the question people ask. I have also asked the same question above. Why people from higher reality don’t interfere in the lower reality? it is said that saints and spiritual people avoid to interfere in to the karmas or day to day life activities. then why?

The answer is already explained above and most of the people must have got it, still one more time I will put it below.

When you are experiencing some dream while sleeping, your sleeping body doesn’t try to wake u up forcefully. It is relaxed, resting. It doesn’t try to save you from the death or any kind of misery whatever you are experiencing in your dream state. In the same way when a person is in enlightened state or experiencing the enlightened reality,  he doesn’t interfere in the Karma or the happening into the awakened state of reality. He doesn’t bother at all. so that’s why who is living in to the enlightened state of reality is not much concerned about his awaken state or the day today life what we experience.

He lives physically in this daily life, or awaken reality. But he perceives it from very different dimension or from very different perspective. The way dream state reality doesn’t affect the awakened state of reality in the same way the awakened state of reality doesn’t affect the enlightened reality. And that’s why this enlightened people or sends have ability to just watch whatever is happening in the life. Generally they don’t try to change any course of life at least their course of life.

Main thing is fear and insecurity we experience. When u r awake from dream then your fears and insecurities from dream world or reality ends. In the same way when you wake up from the Day to day life to higher state these fears also end. fears like poverty, loosing loved one, insults, anger everything becomes meaningless or unimportant.

 How many realities are there?

There are many levels of realities. But majorly they are divided into three as said above.

Like when we were children our reality was different. We had importance for our toys for our chocolates. We experienced the pain when somebody took our toys or if my toy is broken. but now I am at some different reality because of the my knowledge and the experience I earned. That’s why whatever I did in the childhood, I feel it was very funny. Even though I remember that I was crying so badly because somebody broke my toy. Now the reality has been changed for me so I just laugh at it and I don’t give much importance to it. So that is how  every moment and every day gives us the different state of reality.

only with the knowledge and experience we can go to the higher state of reality.

Why we don’t go to higher reality?

When you are dreaming about your amazing romantic love story or success in career or any good thing, you never want to wake up. When you wake up from such beautiful dream, you feel like why did I wake up!!! it was so Amazing dream.

But when the dream is exactly opposite and very scary, deadly and you suddenly get up then you feel relieved. You feel it’s better that I woke up.

In the same way when awaken reality or day to day life reality which we experience  is going quite easy, happy and smoothly. You are not at all interested to know about higher reality.

That is why everybody around us is almost enjoying the awakened state or day to day life reality. They don’t want to know about what is real enlightenment state.. But when they will face a tremendous misery or pain then at that time they will try to find out the way to get out of this misery or continuous pain. At that time the spiritual journey of the person starts.  That’s why most of the spiritual Giants like Buddha or Tukaram Maharaj came on this path after seeing the misery in their own life. Or fears they had.  When they thought ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. Now I need to find certain permanent State where nothing can disturb me.

Obviously all this is my own thought process so I might be wrong at many places. But I am trying to understand the beauty and essence of Advaita Vedanta.

Explaining all this things into words is very difficult but I am trying to put everything as simple as possible because I am also dumb person to understand these terms. Am sorry if I am not clear enough.

….  Mayur the lone wolf.

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