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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

It is not possible to escape humanness

Every human being needs to evidence this wisdom in their living.  Meaningful life is acceptable to all.  Every unit in existence has the tendency for universal order, it is their dharma.  Human being, as a unit in existence, also expects to live in universal order.  On this basis, we can say that humanness is naturally acceptable to human being.  Evidencing humanness itself is awakening.  When I evidenced it, I realized humanness itself is my identity.  Such living has well being of all.  I believe whole humankind is thirsting for humanness.  Humanness is human being’s identity, which they cannot escape.  It is the destiny of humankind – they will reach it sooner or later.

- Excerpt from English Translation of Jeevan Vidya - Ek Parichaya

Praying, Reading scriptures and Sitting in Meditation

Human being’s dedication can have its continuity only when it is for nyaya, dharma and satya – and nowhere else.  The practices of praying, reading scriptures and sitting in meditation only reinforce the desire of achieving the goal for which one performs these.  These are also said to be the ways to ultimate salvation or moksha.  These practices are popular, revered as auspicious, and many people find relief in doing these.  However, the immediate relief that we get from these practices doesn’t mean our having become capable of living in universal order.  It is not that I mistrust these practices.  There is a point to which these are effective.  After that point these are about aspiring for moksha – which is said to be their final destination as samadhiSamadhi is not about gaining or losing anything, it is absolute nothingness.  

In this way, we reach the conclusion that order in human living doesn’t arise by way of devotion and renunciation.  It is not possible to give rise to order by way of materialism either.  What is the way out for human being therefore?  The art of humane living is realized by way of resolution, prosperity, fearlessness and coexistence.  I have seen living this way and you can also do it.  

- Excerpt from English Translation of Jeevan Vidya - Ek Parichaya

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Upkaar

As we start living in universal order, we become its part.  Living thus if we participate in the shiksha-sanskar then we do it in the form of upkaar – in the spirit of giving.  Shiksha-sanskar is meaningful only when it is done as upkaarShiksha-sanskar has no meaning if we do it in expectation of some return.  We cannot impart understanding of satya and essence of reality if education is given for money.  I impart shiksha-sanskar as upkaar.  It never occurred to me to expect anything material in return.  Material things are not needed for imparting wisdom.  The teachers who give education program need to be self-reliant and self-sustaining.  Teachers will do production to fulfil their material needs; they will be well off, so naturally they will do upkaar.

It can be surveyed that every human being has inherent tendency to help and give.  This is the fertile ground for developing capability of doing upkaar in them.  If we were to encourage a child’s helping nature it will evolve into upkaar by the time they become adult.  We only need to provision the way to nurture and guide this source present in every human child.  This can only be done through education that is based on human consciousness.  Professional or industrial education of today is not capable of doing it.  Education of human consciousness addresses harmony in human behaviour, universal order and evidence.  Professional and industrial education cannot make human being socially responsible.  These may be able to stop the wrongs among human beings but these cannot stop wrongs with Earth.  The industrial and professional education is responsible for Earth’s destruction.  We need education of human consciousness as their alternative.  We need to develop the whole educational content for making human being wise, thereby capable of living with conduct of humanness.


It is common to see that a human being does instantly all that is to do with rage and excitement, but thinks ten times over before doing anything that is to do with wisdom, resolution, human purpose.  It is not the same way in childhood.  As one grows up one starts doubting one’s helping nature, and gradually helpfulness starts becoming low in priorities.  It becomes too late as a result and slowly one’s circumstances also become different.  The changed circumstances only reinforce that self doubt and slowly one takes a stand that nothing good is possible, that we can’t do anything good in this world.  On the other hand, the natural expectation for order is alive and present in every human being.  This proposal addresses that natural expectation in human being – it answers how the universal order could become accessible to all, how it can be propagated in all humankind.

- Excerpt from English Translation of Jeevan Vidya - Ek Parichaya

Truth is eternal - same forever.

The scientists say what they learn from machines is not necessarily the final truth, that which is truth today can change in future.  So they are saying there are multiple versions of truth, or there is a range in truth - first truth, middle truth, final truth, nearly truth, and far truth?  It is very difficult what we should consider as truth from all these proclamations of science.  There is nothing like ‘first truth’ or ‘last truth’.  Truth (satya) is eternal - same forever.  Either human being has understood it or has not understood it.  It is only with wisdom that satya is understood.   Understanding coexistence itself is the ultimate truth (param satya).

- Excerpt from English Translation of Jeevan Vidya - Ek Parichaya

Monday, July 17, 2017

The path of idealism doesn't lead to happiness.

Happiness is to trust in the present.  It is not possible to give evidence of having become happy after reaching the destination of the sadhana path of devotion-renunciation.  Samadhi is the destination of sadhana path.  It is impossible to say whether one is happy or sorrowful in that state.  It is not possible for one to testify that state, that’s why they say it is beyond happiness and sorrow.  If you attain samadhi yourself, you will also find the same.  That state is bereft of all thoughts.  I have seen that state myself.  Samadhi is a possible event.  It is not a definite event.  It is not possible to say who will achieve samadhi and when.  It is not possible to say how one can achieve samadhi, since there are many methods for that – sadhana vidhi, agantuk vidhi, yog vidhi, dhyan vidhi, tapa vidhi, japa vidhi.

- Excerpt from English Translation of Jeevan Vidya - Ek Parichaya