Thursday, February 22, 2007

want to feel that abstract?

Mandukya Upanishad is the smallest and most complex of all the Upanishads. There are just 12 Shlokas which attempt to explain the infinite One, the abstract One!

Mandukya discusses A-U-M(not the sound) to understand the anatomy and physiology of mind.

Want to get a glimpse of that Abstract? Anyone can feel That using AUM as a sound. :)

Here goes a simple exercise to feel That:
Pre-requisite: You should not be a deaf (I guess).

1. Get away from distractions (mainly audio ones). If you have that will and control then you can choose to be on MG Road or Airport road also.

2. Become aware of your surroundings: the babes and hunks (read boobs and dicks), the eternal motor noise, the temperature of your cheeks...etc etc. This is a simple exercise to calm you down.

3. Now once you have calmed down, realise that you have calmed down. Go to step 2 if you haven't really calmed down (Developers, please excuse me for the evil usage of GOTO).

4. Closing of your eyes might be helpful.

5. Now inhale and say A(A as in Upper) and "feel" that A is vibraing and sourcing from your navel.

6. Without any discontinuity convert that A sound into U(U as in Oomph) and raise your focus to your heart.

7. Without any discontinuity convert that U sound into M(M as in the bumble bee's humm) and raise your focus to your highest point(top of your head).

NOTE: All these sounds are being generated within a lungful of inhaled breath. Naturally while you sound you will exhale. Just go slow. Be there for that extra second at each stage of moving upward.

8. Be at M till your breath thins out. Let it thin away gradually (no digital leap please). Hold your focus at the top point of your head. Just be there and as soon as your M fades you will feel a Silence, a Silence different from the normal regular silence. It wont last long but you will clearly feel That in that Abstract Silence.

Thats just a glimpse. Imagine dwelling in that Silence for long (well... time doesnt exist in that Silence but still my language is just trying to express the unexpressable)!


the infinite radio

There is so much information in the air. What I need is a radio.

Mind is like a radio which can be tuned to listen to that infinite span of information selectively. The infinite range of information was always there and will remain there for ever. What I need is just a tuned mind.

Sincerity(discipline and honesty) is the only thing which I need to tune the mind "at my will". I should be able to tune it to anything I "wish" for.

The problem with this radio is that it's Capacitor(experience), Inductor(intertial unawareness) and Resistor(sensory organs) are always fluctuating.

But there is no hurry and impatience, I am "bound" to control this tuning sooner or later, says Vedanta!

Smiles, calmness and blissful smiles! :)

Saturday, February 17, 2007

the journey

The road to everywhere begins with an inward solitary journey...

Friday, February 16, 2007


Light is sensed by eyes.
Sound is sensed by ears.
Smell is sensed by nose.
Touch is sensed by skin.
Time is sensed by mind.
Wise people say that there is an Abstract Absolute which can be "felt" too!
But how? Eyes, ears, nose, skin and mind fail there.
They say that I should switch off all these sense organs and I will "sense" That!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Monday, February 12, 2007

my millions of children

i m standing at one end of a huge never-ending hall.
this huge hall is full of my children, my creations.
they are children so they all are trying to drag the attention.
they all are trying to drag my attention because i am their creator.

i am creating millions of them everyday because thats my nature.
i am creating millions of faces of my ego everyday and paying attention to them because thats my nature.

i have to cross this huge hall and reach the other end.
how should i achieve that?

by first not paying attention to the acts of my millions of children.
when i don't pay attention to them, with time i loose my nature.
eventually, i even stop generating my children.

actually if i loose my nature then i can sail through the hall effortlessly.

am i right?

the never ending path of life

i walk on a rope hanging in the void of truth.
the source end of this rope is the force of creation.
and the other end is nowhere.

when i walk ahead i generate another yard of the rope under my feet.
so i never stop, i keep walking forever.

why don't i gather courage and stop generating those extra yards and just fall off?
after all i will fall in the lap of truth, the ultimate abstract everything.

the spider and its cobweb

imagine a spider which gets caught in its own cobweb: thats me the foolish one.

a wise one would be a spider, which due to the physical laws is bound to create cobwebs, but never gets trapped in them.