Stephan Hawking, the world-renowned physicist, says that one day we will be able to read the mind of God through physical theories. There is another way of knowing the mind of God: creativity. We all love to create. Why? Because through creativity we grow, we become a part of infinite creativity bursting all around us. Through creativity we expand the way a mother or father expands through their children. Creativity gives the same joy as the joy of giving birth. When we create our being, our essence starts existing in another form, it has another body: the body of the art-form. More than the physical-form, there is art-form that is more fluid and longer lasting. Creativity not only gives us the joy of birth-giving but also a taste of immortality.
So create. Write a poem! Play a tune! Draw a picture! Dance! Sing!
Looking at the darkness outside can be immensely helpful in realizing the formless within. Darkness is essentially formless. Moreover, it can absorb all the forms in itself. On a winter night, try this darkness meditation. Switch off all the lights of your room.
प्रेम दुनिया का सबसे अनमोल तोहफ़ा है । प्रेम ने मेरे स्वभाव को बदलने में बहुत साथ दिया है । मैंने प्रेम के रास्ते में जब से चलना प्रारम्भ किया है तब से मुझे कष्ट और दुख ही मिले हैं, परन्तु साथ में आनंद भी प्राप्त हुआ है । प्रेम के मार्ग में अपनी प्रेमिका से नफ़रत भी हुई है …Read More →
First, find yourself. The moment you find yourself you find the aim of your life. The real aim. The aim whose success is guaranteed. The aim that is sure to bring infinite joy and indescribable peace.
Right now, you are lost. The very fact that you are asking me the aim of your life is proof enough that you do not know yourself. Result: you are always dependent on others for guidance. Life has given you enough wisdom to know the aim of your life. Find that wisdom within yourself. Then, your will never be misguided.
पसंद-नापसंद का यह खेल हमारी आधी-अधूरी चेतना से विकसित होता है । उत्तेजना के किसी क्षण में हमें एक व्यक्ति या वस्तु पसंद आ जाती है । और जब उत्तेजना का ज्वर उतरता है तब वही पसंद नापसंद में बदल जाती है । हमें लगता है कि अगले व्यक्ति ने हमें सुख देना बंद कर दिया । जबकि कारण है उत्तेजना का ख़त्म होना । चूंकि हम हमेशा अपने सुख-दुख का कारण बाहर खोजते हैं इसलिए निराश होते हैं । एक विकसित चेतना में कभी उत्तेजना का ज्वार-भाटा नहीं उठता । वह हमेशा शांत है । उसमें पसंद-नापसंद की लहरें नहीं उठतीं । वहां बस सहज प्रेम है ।
Watch breathing simply means being aware of the process of breathing. Feel your breathing. The inbreath and the outbreath. Just become conscious of it. Do not think about it. Do not say in your mind: “The air is going in. The air is going out. I am watching it.” No. Let there be no voice in your head. No words. Just silent space.
भय का सामना करो । उसे देखो, समझो, उसमें प्रवेश करो । उससे भागो मत । देखोगे तो मुक्त होगे, भागोगे तो बंधोगे । जब देखोगे तो पाओगे कि 99% तुम्हारे भय झूठे थे । इन 99% से मुक्त हो । बाक़ी 1% से हम बाद में निपट लेंगे ।
Because you try very hard. Trying very hard simply means it must happen. Remember all plans are tentative. No matter how precisely and perfectly done. And if a plan has multiple steps, then its failure is almost inevitable. If one step fails, the rest fall out of place. It is like you have to visit a place. No through train is available. You chalk out a detailed plan: at such and such place you will leave one train and catch another; likewise, there is a whole series of connected trains. Then, the first train gets late and lo…!
Do not plan too much. It does not mean being casual or non-serious about things. Just be spontaneous. Try to live life consciously so that you are fully and totally present to deal with things. Planning is a type of defense mechanism, spontaneous living is very dangerous. Choose the latter. Feel the adventure of life.