Death is a universal occurrence; yet it is the least understood phenomenon. According to early writings of Wittgenstein, this is because death is not an event in one’s life — we do not live to experience death. He upheld that “at death the world does not alter, but comes to an end”. However, he added, “our life has no end in just the same way in which our visual field has no limits”.
God is regarded as the creator of all life on earth; whatever names you gave Him — Allah, Brahma, Rabb, Parmeshwar or Waheguru. If believers tell you that God created life, then ask them: if that is so, who created Him? They have no answer. The truth is that life on earth was not created. It evolved, as did every living creature, and was not created by anyone, by whatever name you call Him. It is not God who created us, but we who created God.
- By Dev Anand Balloo
- Published 08/4/2013
It happened on a Friday night. Friday was the weekly meeting with the master. From seven in the evening till about half past eight, the master initiates his disciples into the various postures of yoga. This is usually followed by breathing exercises, meditation, relaxation and a talk by the master.
We have three aspects of our humanness, a body, a mind and an immortal identity — soul or spirit. The mind forms a link between the soul and the body and the two interact on each other. In the world of existence there is nothing so important as spirit, nothing so essential as the spirit of man
The conscious mind or the ego is conscious perceptions, sensation through our senses, thinking, feelings, and intuition. The suppressed and forgotten memories, traumas, etc. that the ego does not recognise are within the Personal Unconscious. The deeper Collective Unconsciousness is universal. It is the repository of all the religious, spiritual, and mythological symbols.
Three time frames – past, present and future – are known to exist since the beginning of the universe. Our thoughts drift from the present to the past or the future. What we mean by being present is to be aware of the moment with absence of constant lurching for the next moment. So, being present is what we experience when we are completely focused on this very moment.
Painting Sikh History: Guru NanakAll spiritual teachers ask you to have strong belief in God. How can you believe in something which you have never realized yourself directly in your life? Beneath your belief there will be a strong non-belief always because you have never realized the truth yourself directly. Don’t you see- almost everyone thinks of oneself to be a theist; but in-fact nobody relies on God. Let me tell you very frankly the spiritual guru who asks you to believe in God without making you directly realize God, he/she can never make you realize God. In fact they themselves have never realized God. Why do you need to believe in something which is the supreme truth? You need to realize it directly with your own perception; you don’t need to believe it blindly.
Unlike a planned dance, you can't truly choreograph your life. There are always unexpected twists and turns, but you can practice being present and aligning yourself to your inner divine connection...