Thursday, October 17, 2019

Master of Self-Realization, An Ultimate Understanding

What you are thinking of as "awake" - some intense new passion for a worthy cause or a deep feeling of love for all existence, is actually the deep sleep, much deeper than a feeling of boredom or indifference. It is an intense association with the Illusion. The bored and the indifferent are on the verge of leaving the lure of the temptress Maya behind, no longer swayed by her shiny attractions. They are on the verge of waking.

It does not matter where do we live, all over the world there is this feeling that something is deeply wrong with our lives. It is felt so clearly; an unnamed busyness keeps us disconnected from the truth.

The world is run by banks and big corporations; they want economic growth at all costs producing stress, depression and apathy for all of us. We work hard just to pay taxes and monthly bills...

People who run these corporations are also humans but they are far apart from the human nature. They possess (or are possessed by) mentality of a predatory spirit who embodies greed; their gluttony and selfishness was transformed them into a predatory monsters. They have heart of ice making it impossible for them to feel compassion or love for others.

The predatory, heartless monsters are the creators of neoliberal capitalism; they are selfish and greedy; they lead this planet. They run this planet by employing tactics of division, celebrating wants and artificial needs for general consumption, creating mass poverty and fear as a system of control...

According to the 2016 statistics... the average canadian home has grown from 1,000 square feet to almost 2,500 square feet. We consume twice as many food and material goods today as we did 50 years ago. All while carrying, on average, nearly $15,000 in credit-card debt.

Society suggesting that we fill up our inner emptiness by buying things. Buy, buy, buy... sugared and processed foods, clothing, cars, new homes, gadgets, plastic surgery, cosmetics, drugs, vacations...

We buy things we don't need with money we don't have to impress people we don't like. Just as our fellows who run big corporations we also have lost the connection with our feelings and inner being, and that lack of connection left us heartless and empty.

There is a woman whom one man calls his "wife", another calls his "sister" and a third calls his "daughter". Actually she is nothing but a lump of flesh and bones. Whatever you give a name to comes to exist. All is conceptual and depends upon the concept of the seer. The world and the beings in it are conceptual. The "seer" who takes the world to be real is the ego, and that ego has to be eradicated. If the ego vanishes, then only Reality remains.

The life's journey is a scam. There is no journey... There is no destination to reach, there is only this moment. And at this moment I am okay with the truth, which is simple but terrifying - we live life with mistaken "me" identity.

Me, me, me... it is all about me... but the sense of "I" does not reside in any particular part of the body. "I" is not in the body, neither as tenant nor as its owner. Identification with the body is "me", it is a belief, conviction, nothing else. But at once it is accepted, it creates birth and death, greed, desire, hatred, craving and self-importance.

When the 'me' is gone, the concept of being a seeker, the sense of doing something and the idea of something to be attained are also gone. Paramatman is uncovered without doing anything about it. If you examine all of your thoughts, you will find there is no 'I' at all.

- Siddharameswar Maharaj

And that's where we are... We are slaves of our fears; under the sway of imagination, concepts, desires and doubts.

Share this article on Facebook