Advaita and me

Undeniably, advaita currently means nothing more to me than a series of sensations the idea produces in this body.

true advaita would consist of a firm and total realization of the oneness and the 'bliss' alone cannot be it. it has to be complete and firm in thought, deed and action.

how can this be accomplished is a major question.

and the answer is now.

i remember having noticed 2day that the best indicator of character is common sense stuff that we do.
for me, to practice advaita in the day to day life would involve this :

1) simplification and minimization of thought.
2) control of objectfication inside the mind (too much thought and coloured thought is damaging)
3) even when thinking about ppl / things is necessary, think in terms of love / oneness / positivity
4) to do good as and when the opportunity arises. never refrain out of any kind of fear.
never hesitate when the opportunity to do good arises.
5) establish the correct habits to take care of the daily routine tasks so that no mental energy is frittered on that.
6) continually understand the various thoughts and
7) always produce positive energy, asserting the divine within. continuous assertion of the divine irrespective of the failure is necessary and it will kill laziness and fatigue.

EFT Works!!!

Vipul guided me through a good, enriching, enjoyable and morale boosting session of EFT therapy(not exactly) over IM a few minutes back.

EFT notes
1.) Note down all blocks to the statement:
"i am a light to this world."
vn_cyber (6/28/2006 11:05:23 PM): so we are agreed that you have strong writings on your walls, and you need to whitewash your walls

vn_cyber (6/28/2006 10:19:56 PM): Couple of things about affirmations
vn_cyber (6/28/2006 10:20:02 PM): State things in the positive
vn_cyber (6/28/2006 10:20:07 PM): Direct, first person
vn_cyber (6/28/2006 10:20:17 PM): Showing choice and control

vn_cyber (6/28/2006 11:15:33 PM): so much aware of your skin you forget the heart underneath. wow that a new one. i gotta know where my heart is
Siddharth (6/28/2006 11:20:56 PM): why should i be dull and underperform

vn_cyber (6/28/2006 11:26:04 PM): We said something like: "I am a light to this world"
vn_cyber (6/28/2006 11:26:09 PM): and you came up with lots of tail enders
namely i don't keep my word. dont follow wat i preach. i m so dull myself .too lazy 2 do gud. why do u say that, whats the motive? no energy 2 be a light. i am not good at handling situations in the world i hv unresolved fears. what the hell is this. why the hell is this.

vn_cyber (6/28/2006 11:30:13 PM): Okay, now let's start removing your blocks
vn_cyber (6/28/2006 11:30:17 PM): pick on one of them
vn_cyber (6/28/2006 11:30:29 PM): "I don't put theory into practice"
Siddharth (6/28/2006 11:30:39 PM): yes
vn_cyber (6/28/2006 11:30:56 PM): Now hit your head with your knucles and say
vn_cyber (6/28/2006 11:31:18 PM): "Even though I don't put theory into practice, I love and value myself and believe I am a light unto this world"
vn_cyber (6/28/2006 11:31:27 PM): Get your head active

vn_cyber (6/28/2006 11:35:24 PM): now hit your moustache and say "I used to feel like a sham and a fake, but I've always loved myself and I'll prove I am a light to this world"
vn_cyber (6/28/2006 11:42:03 PM): Its the systematic way of saying them and the kinesthetic stimulation you give to your mind and body by hitting yourself
vn_cyber (6/28/2006 11:42:17 PM): you're giving yourself that love of touch
vn_cyber (6/28/2006 11:42:35 PM): touch is something we hunger for

vn_cyber (6/28/2006 11:44:38 PM): just make a list of creative statements, keep hitting your head and forehead and your lips and your collarbone
vn_cyber (6/28/2006 11:58:20 PM): which means that what is really needed is offline effort

vn_cyber (6/28/2006 11:58:57 PM): when you feel down, you want to make that effort
vn_cyber (6/28/2006 11:59:30 PM): not to find me online or chance upon vivekananda or just drift around
vn_cyber (6/29/2006 12:00:42 AM): When you feel down, jot down your thoughts
vn_cyber (6/29/2006 12:00:46 AM): try this tapping business
vn_cyber (6/29/2006 12:06:09 AM): blog you life, your experiences, your frustrations
vn_cyber (6/29/2006 12:06:23 AM): your blogs can be a guiding light to others who face similar problems
vn_cyber (6/29/2006 12:16:42 AM): write what you feel
vn_cyber (6/29/2006 12:16:49 AM): write what you learn both in professional life

Key Points apart from EFT details:
1. I don't respond 2 his mails. not very gud. :)
2. To learn to get high on work - take this link : You and Your Research
3. Negative tendency kills me. Distracts me from the gud i can do

Siddharth (6/28/2006 10:18:37 PM): he negative trend has to be destroyed now
vn_cyber (6/28/2006 10:18:44 PM): double negative, dude
vn_cyber (6/28/2006 10:18:55 PM): the positive trend begins now

this is typical of what i mean
4. "Are You Ready For Success" - Sri Kumar Rao


The motive

have discovered what really fires me up.

Vivekanandas words spew fire.

probably the only man who can be referred to as unconditionally gud.

the joy of reading these words that harmonise the abstract and the concrete is unbelievable.
learn to practice now.


What a lyf of chasing

my life is one of chasing - marks / peace/ love. nethin u name.

name it and i find myself chasing, chasing, chasing, running, running.........

only in some moments duz one wake up to the fact that the true life is not one of chasing. the true life is of being oneself, understanding oneself and my relation with others.

a life of continuous desire is not the true life.

spontaneous desirelessness(very complicated word indeed) would be the end of it all.
this is highly concpetual and not directly known

as and when one is spontaneously desireless, not one cell of his body needs a thing. it is well nigh satiated in iteself. it is aware, alive, cognizant of every single fact but finds no need for satiation.

it needs no words either. the self knows the self. the sacred silence knows itself.

the silence alone exists. and it is the real.

the clinging to sensations is very deep indeed.

Mischief of our Minds

The mind is one mischevious thing.

Thinking one way one second and the other the next
(i don't know how it can mix up free sex and celibacy)

It is the responsibility of every man to find this mischief working inside him.

abstraction of the mind comes in handy here.

tremendous mischief there is, no wonder most ppl r unhappy.

tremendous contradiction there is.

desires of one kind and moral thought in the opposite direction

investigation shall continue


Attitude for Living (which works!!!)

I seem to have found a good attitude of living in this world

1) Develop a pro Action attitude ( Activity is good unless proven incorrect / deemed futile)
2) Care about doing the right stuff only and absolutely, absolutely nothin else (what others say / think / expect of u and all that bullshit).

This is a very difficult job and encompases the whole science of work.

a) It involves the ability to make correct choices and decisions, based on ones moral standards.
b) It involves tremendous understanding as we may act in ways that are harmful / detrimental to others and even psychologically detrimental to us without realizing it.

Will write more as i realize


Practice and Understanding

The thing missing from my habits right now is the ability to practice the right principles.

Practice and Understanding go hand in hand.

Without one, the other is most useless.

So, the major challenge is to start practicing the right principles.