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.
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Looking for something to be upset about? Why?
- By Oriah Mirza
- Published 08/3/2012
Have you ever caught yourself looking for something to be mad at? Or disappointed in? Or unhappy with? Have you ever woke up happy, but then immediately, you went into your head? The rest of the day was spent trying to get out of your head? Have you ever caught these moments? These moments are the most crucial, tiniest moments where you allow yourself to get swept away by your mind, and if you have programmed yourself to be unhappy, sad, lonely, worrisome or angry-you will look to get your 'fix'. Everyday, a new thing to be unhappy about. Because imagine if you did not have these things to be bothered about? Life would be perfect. Happy. Easy. Flow. Relaxing and get it all done. But, that would be too good for you right? You cant have it too good, you never saw anyone else around you have that...why should you? It's not reality, right? Well, your reality is whatever reality you want. You are trying to control your environment all the time anyway, aren't you? So, why can't you control your mind instead and create a life that is more 'you'. And the more 'you' is peaceful and happy isn't it? Catch yourself in these moments. Catch yourself going from happy and content and then you 'start' to look for something that is not what you like, what you want, or how it 'should be'...something to upset about. Catch yourself robbing yourself from joy. Causing others something to deal with in you, instead of creating an environment of joy. Is it really worth getting upset over? Isn't it more fruitful to be happy and content and find your excitement and thrill in being curious and in awe? Instead of getting your 'fix' in your usual judgement and upsets? Now, you don't have to ever be upset again...unless you want to because you like it. : )
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I don't mean like hearing voices but more like thinking about things and questioning yourself? Or going over an important decision that you have to make again and again? This kind of conversation with yourself will not help you to solve your problems or make good decisions and is not productive or helpful. What is going on is that your hidden sub-conscious mind is and you conscious mind are having an argument. This is caused by negative programing that we have all been subjected to in one form or another. It could have been as innocent as your parents saying no over all the years of your childhood or as sinister as having suffered childhood abuse or even abuse as an adult. No matter what form it took, over the years it was written into your subconscious mind as negative reinforcement and programming.
Paying attention to, and developing Intuition, is the primary stage of Intuitive living. The later stages of Intuitive living transcend reason completely and make the practitioner ONE with the divine intelligence. On the path to Intuitive living, there are several blocks that be dissolved with the sheer will, to experience this flow of divine wisdom at all times … ..................... Intuition is a flash and an illumination, it bestows full transcendental wisdom. It is a criterion of truth. It ought not to be mistaken for the faculty of reasoning that we have. An immediate intuitive experience vanishes the moment we are overwhelmed with by reasoning or when we make the sense perception as the only test of truth. Intuition is infallible; intellect guesses, believes, desires … Intuition flashes; while intellect struggles with glimmerings of knowledge … Intuition in time becomes eternity; there are distinctions of past present and future in Intellect … Intuition in space becomes infinity; intellect is bound to dimensions of length breath and height … Reason conceptually constructs knowledge; intuition apprehends in immediacy the essence of things … Reason studies the superficies of the objects of knowledge; intuition experiences the very heart and truth of things … Reason reasons about things; intuition grasps and experiences the very life of things … ....................... The foundation of Rational knowledge is brittle, the conclusions of reasoning can never be uniform; hence reason has no sure basis; despite all its strength, it cannot upset the conclusions of dynamic spiritual teachings which are founded on the infallible and authoritive wisdom of transcendental experiences. ...................... The mortal, finite, limited senses and the intellect cannot comprehend the Reality which is immortal and all-pervading. A sage in his flight of intuition ascends to that supramental region where he experiences the Absolute, and this super-conscious experience is, in its nature, very vivid, vital and vibrant. It is intensely real to the one who experiences… .................... What is reality and what is unreality, which of the intuitive flashes should one believe in and which considered unreal; these are the first blocks that the intellect creates. An intuition in itself, is divine guesswork to the logical mind. The logical mind knows how to frame things in limited dimensions , it comprehends with the data it already has within the memory . Intuition on the other hand taps into the higher realm to grasp and understand that which is RIGHT for THAT moment. It sometimes falls in the ‘ wrong guesswork ’ as says the logical mind. ..................... I wish to share a beautiful experience with you : Although I discourage participating in debates, or to argue the validity of intuition with those who are critical about the existence of this divine ability, an experience like this sometimes just comes over oneself unguarded :) Out of the four names of men, given to me at one time, by a critic to ‘guess’ which of them was dead, I was ridiculed when I pointed that one name which was of a man who was alive. I was also told immediately that all the four men were very much alive. Quiet a shame in a gathering it can be when someone gets an opportunity to laugh at such abilities. As a matter of surprise to those who informed me later ( I was not surprised), the man whose name was pointed as dead then, actually died in the coming 6 months. .......................... The example is cited to draw the attention to the fact that those who wish to flow and bask in the light of Intuition, be prepared, to be ridiculed, laughed at and even put down from your present stature of having a pure intent at all times. Mistakes which are, are apparent, and HAVE a deeper cosmic sense, we may understand or not understand at that time. Failures on the path to intuitive living, are apparently on the present time-line, they are NOT failures in the limitless realm. The reins of the Ego be held tight especially when there is praise, and our intuitive experiences are praised to the sky; a smile be worn when they APPEAR wrong. Those who wish to suspend themselves on this living, be prepared to let the cosmos oscillate you from one end to the other , before it settles you down in a thin but sure flow of the divine intelligence. ............................. the mistakes thereafter are ‘his’ and the praises thereafter , are all ‘his’ . The intuitive then becomes a pendulum himself, in the hands of the divine; he oscillates as the higher forces wish to, at THAT time, to indicate what is needed in that time line and situation. He remains unaffected being extolled or by being deprecated … Intuitive living is surrendered living.