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Qualities of Nature Are Human Construct



The accepted view of reality holds that human beings exist in the context of a vast physical universe “out there.” I doubt this description because there are no color, sound, textures, patterns, scent, and beauty – nothing of this kind in the natural world. All these qualities from the fragrance of jasmine to the sting of a honey bee and the taste of honey are produced by human beings, essentially the same as photon quanta of light has no color, such qualities are only in the biology of perception and the organs or capacities for perception that are subtle and, in a sense, invisible. There are capacities for inner seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, touching, and so on that have to do with the perception of the inner realm. There are capacities for intuition, direct cognition, synthesis, discrimination, and so on. All of these capacities are fueled by the substance of essence…These organs or capacities are connected to various energetic centers in the body that animate both the body and the human mind.

The existence of the physical universe “out there” and our participation in such a universe must be seriously questioned!

Where Do We Come From…What Are We…Where Are We Going!

In this Infinite Universal Consciousness this entire universe is pervaded. When a spark of this Universal Consciousness is conditioned and undergoes modification by mixing with Nature Elements or with the external body, then this conditioned consciousness is called mind. In such a situation, consciousness forgets its true nature that it is a part of and of the nature of that Infinite Universal Consciousness. This mind after forgetting its true nature, that is to say, being part of and of the nature of that Infinite Universal Consciousness, inherits a body and makes appearance in this world. Such a conditioned soul takes birth in different bodies and moves from one body to other body after death. Such a journey of soul goes forever until it sees the truth again.

Infinite Universal Consciousness, is independent of all these and pervades this whole universe; beyond this mind and beyond body. It is due to ignorance or after forgetting the Infinite Universal Consciousness that this universe exists. Once we know ourselves to be a part and parcel of that Infinite Universal Consciousness, then this illusion of universe disappears and we become one with the Infinite Universal Consciousness.

Sri Krishna says that the living entities in this conditioned world are His eternal fragmental parts. Due to conditioned life, they are struggling very hard with the six senses, which include the mind. The living entity in the material world carries different conceptions of life from one body to another as the air carries aromas. Thus we take one kind of body and again quit it to take another. The living entity, thus taking another gross body, obtains a certain type of ear, eye, tongue, nose and sense of touch, which are grouped about the mind. The living entity thus enjoys a particular set of sense objects.

The foolish cannot understand how a living entity can quit his body, nor can they understand what sort of body he enjoys under the spell of the modes of nature. But one whose eyes are trained in knowledge can see all this. The endeavoring transcendentalists, who are situated in self-realization, can see all this clearly. But those whose minds are not developed and who are not situated in self-realization cannot see what is taking place, though they may try to. Infinite Universal Consciousness is seated in everyone’s heart, and from it comes remembrance, knowledge and forgetfulness. There are two classes of beings, the fallible and the infallible. In the material world every living entity is fallible, and in the spiritual world every living entity is called infallible. Besides these two, there is the greatest living personality, the God Soul, the imperishable Lord Himself, who has entered the three worlds and is maintaining them.

Brow-Eye Susan

A clean way into the universe is through wilderness!

Posted April 29, 2013 by dranilj1 in Landscape

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Divine Oneness

How can the Divine Oneness be seen in beautiful forms, breathtaking wonders, and awe-inspiring miracles? The primordial essence and fundamental nature of the universe is not indebted to present itself in this way. If you are willing to be lived by primordial essence and fundamental nature of the universe, you will see it everywhere, even in the most ordinary things.

Belief, and its opposite, disbelief, are both dangerous. They are stagnant and close the mind to every thought that differs with the accepted belief system. Once a believer or disbeliever has decided their thought system is true, everything else is automatically judged as untrue. Disbelievers often try to masquerade as skeptics, but skeptics are not convinced one way or the other and retain an open mind.

Belief systems are certainly not limited to religion, and the results can be disastrous when applied to any area of our life. Scientists often become just as adamant as religionists when they turn their theories into literalist doctrines and worship their supposed infallibility. Although quantum physics demonstrates that consciousness is the foundation of the universe and permeates everything in existence, many scientists still cling tenaciously to the belief that consciousness evolved from matter. It is a feeling of comfort to accept a belief system that has been around for many years and has been accepted by many people, but pure numbers can’t make a belief true. We pay an extremely high price for a little illusory comfort: knowing truth firsthand.

To understand primordial essence and fundamental nature of the universe, let go of belief and disbelief. Realize that what we see or don’t see is based on our choice. Simply put, the Divine has given us free will. If we choose to see only what can be perceived and measured by the senses that is all we will see. If we willingly allow the primordial essence and fundamental nature of the universe to open our inner vision to what IS, we’ll see Divine Oneness in all things.

Take Inspired Action

In the Law of Attraction, the masters talk about letting go of trying too hard and struggling because we don’t have to. It’s a waste of energy. The Universe will help us make our desires a reality. We just need to take inspired action. You try too hard on making things better. You will take action but it feels like a struggle, it really feels awful in chest and gut. So I guess something is amiss here. How come it feels bad when we know that our life will become better by following the steps that the famous and successful people shared? You may begin to think in the long-run, will it always be like this even when you are successful? Will it forever be a chore?

You just need to take baby steps to achieve what you want. A lot of people think that they need to do a lot to make things happen when you just need to take inspired action. This is a type of action where you suddenly get an urge, feeling in your gut, head, or chest that you need to do something. This is the Universe giving you a sign on what action you should take to allow the dreams you have into physical reality. This actually feels well and inspiring. Basically, this type of action feels good and it seems as though the action occurred through you. I’ve experienced this type of taking action many times and I’m a big believer in it. It’s because when I followed my gut, I made things happen; I mean I got what I wanted.

Try to discover about tuning your inner game so the law of attraction works for you better. Practice a lot of techniques like practical living and harmony with three levels of consciousness or selves, simple method for easing emotional pain, and uncover your natural ability to let go of any painful or unwanted feeling, belief or thought in the moment. There is a very different concept of taking action. I don’t like forcing action because it feels awful. It feels like you have to give so much just to experience something you desire which in reality, rightfully yours from the moment you asked for it. Trying really hard to take action will only stress you out every time and if you don’t do any healing technique, the stress will accumulate in your body and eventually manifest into a disease. Another disadvantage about this approach is when you lose everything you’ve worked really hard for, you’ll feel depressed because it took a lot of time and hardcore effort to just get where you were and now you’re going to do all that again? This is why you need to learn to listen to yourself whenever you feel that urge you really need to know when and how to take inspired action.

This is a major sticking point for many when they learn that working hard and feeling awful is not the answer to a happier, leveraged life. They become lazy. This is the chief barricade for us. This is the reason, in my perspective, why so many people in the world who learn about the law of attraction and watch them miserably fail to manifest the life of their dreams. That’s one of the unlimited reasons why they complain that the law of attraction is a sham and a marketing propaganda to make money. No, no! It’s true that you can just sit or lie down but you have to do some action like visualizing and affirming mental action. While you do these proven techniques, you must give your undivided attention and focus. Avoid just going through the motions, but really put everything you’ve got into these rituals. When you keep doing this for a consistent period of time, usually the first time you do both of these, you will be inspired and motivated to take physical action. See the difference? It’s not about just sitting down and waiting, you have to shift your energy and manipulate it so you take an action that feels really good.

I really had a hard time understanding this for a time. It was very confusing and I had a black and white thinking and it was practicing and believing consistently for many years; on and off, in the law of attraction that I gradually began to see the gray area. When learning to feel good while taking action, you still have to force yourself to take action initially. That’s it. That’s the key word; initially. Forcing yourself doesn’t have to take forever since, like any skill when mastered or practiced for a long period of time, it’s going to become automatic. At the beginning, learning the law of attraction will take some hard work and discipline because you’ll be practicing a new way of thinking, feeling, and behaving. But the payoff will be for the rest of your life, the ability to take inspired action whenever you want to.

I always watch out for when the Universe gives me a sign, I don’t like having to wait when to take action. I just do things when I want to do them. I work first on my emotions before taking any action though. I think about feeling good and disciplined if I stick through my task till the end. I think about how good it will be when I finish the task and that feeling of accomplishment just flows through my body and I feel inspired. I think about writing as an expression of art, the human creativity, and the wondrousness of life; a perfect unfolding of a life worth living.

Start mastering your emotions first. Use all your willpower to become good at emotional mastery. This will give you a huge leverage when taking action as you will have the ability to shift your perspective when things get boring and less fulfilling. By having the ability to think about the advantages and the good feelings you will get when you finish a task, you will be way more productive than the average. You will achieve more and feel passionate in the process. Isn’t that the ultimate goal in life? Program your subconscious mind. Willpower will dry out quickly so you need a boost to stay focused and motivated. Remember that the subconscious mind is the source of 90% of your thoughts, emotions, and actions. A research on the brain showed that before you even consciously think about something, the subconscious mind already thought about it and it’s making you aware of that thought. So program yourself to be more positive and confident about your abilities. Use hypnosis, subliminal suggestions or whatever method resonates with and works for you. Allow yourself several months to master your emotions. Like with any skill, it will take consistent practice to become an expert at it. By giving yourself several months to practice, you will achieve big and astonishing results. You need to give yourself at least 90 days to master one of your programs. When you give yourself a minimum of 90 days, it will seep into your subconscious and become a permanent part of your life. Well, in this case… it’s twice as that so it becomes cemented into our mind.

So make sure to work hard on yourself and you’ll master ease and flow eventually. A lot can happen in 90 days.

Ice Water Snow Reflection

Everything harmonizes with me, which is harmonious to You, O Universe. Nothing for me is too early or too late, which is in due time for You. There is one light of the sun, though it is interrupted by walls, mountains and infinite other things. There is one common substance, though it is distributed among countless bodies which have their several qualities. There is one soul, though it is distributed among several natures and individual limitations. There is one intelligent soul, though it seems to be divided.

Posted January 9, 2013 by dranilj1 in Photography

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Vedic Astrology

Image Credit: Darrell Hargett

Albert Einstein; the great physicist said, "Time is the fourth Dimension," Vedas say that "Time is the first dimension." In the beginning there was nothing. This concept of "nothing" is beyond the comprehension of ordinary human mind! It is so because before the concept of time there was absolutely nothing which is known as the "Shoonya" or ‘Zero’ or complete silence. Only the yogis who have attained "Nir Vikalpa Samadhi" state can experience this "nothing" and none else can. It is a state beyond time or "timeless state."

Vedas say that from this nothing originated vibration known as the "Pranava" or the sound ‘AUM’. From this sound there emerged five symbolic instruments of creation of universe. These were known as the Five "Tan matras". From the Tan matras came five primordial forces called Space and Time, Atmosphere, Light, Fire, Liquids, and finally the solidification of all. The mixing of these forces resulted in creation of the universes, as we know it now. It is an accepted scientific fact that even the universes are time bound. The theory of relativity; so called because all facts are related to time, speaks of speed in relation to time.

Vedas speak time as the limiting factor for all creation. Every thing is time bound. So the question came as to what is the scale of time? The Vedic seers, who are known as the Rishis, Maha Rishis, Brahma Rishis and Deva Rishis according to their knowledge of time and creation, have equated "Time" in relation to the age of Brahma the agent of creation. His age is 100 years in a special time scale. Note: Brahma is the name of the creative agent which should not be confused with "Brahman" the Timeless primordial force behind all creation.

The Rishis found that as far as the earth and the life in it are concerned the motion around the Sun is enough as a time scale for knowing the changes which would occur with the movement of the earth in relation to the Sun. They also found other celestial bodies like the Moon, Mars, Mercury; Jupiter, Venus and Saturn cast their influence on the earth. The seers also advised that every action must produce a reaction which comes back to the source of its origin in due cycle of time. The word "Karma" means action. Newton’s third law of motion is based on this concept.

The Planets were found to be the best guides as to the type of forthcoming reaction good or bad in the moving time scale. Thus was born the science of Vedic astrology, which is known as "Jyotisha" or ‘illuminator’ in Sanskrit. Vedas are knowledge taught by teacher to disciple through the medium of sound. They cannot be learnt by reading or memorizing. An ordinary example can be cited to illustrate the point. Ordinary "Yes" means I accept. "Yes? Also means what do you want? ‘Yyeess’ means I have my doubts, ‘Yus’ mean’s reluctant acceptance, Yes sir means please tell me and so on.

Astrology is a part of Veda hence it is known as Vedanga (anga means limb). We call it Vedic astrology because it is based on time schedules stipulated in Vedas according to yogic meditational observations of the planets in motion around the sun in relation to the earth and its motions.

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