Do you constantly seek security in life?
In the Maslow Hierarchy of needs, we are taught that beyond basic survival needs like food, water and shelter, the next level of needs we seek is that of security. As such we constantly run our lives in search of attaining certain level of security in life – financial security, family security and job security.
I discovered that my past incompletion with wealth and abundance during my childhood days made me run my life searching for financial security. As a result, I was running to accumulate wealth and the zeros in my bank account. I was conditioned to this arithmetic logic from society that I wouldn’t have enough financial freedom in my old age, so I needed to run my life while I was still young. This pattern of insecurity was finally broken only after I took the jump out of the corporate life and start seeing my blind spot which made me run for security. In the corporate life, I cognized that there is no such thing as job security because anything can happen due to the volatility of imaginary stock market. The moment I understood this truth that life itself is nothing but utter insecurity, I stopped this foolishness. I completed with my blind spot of creating a bondage within myself in the name of security which was just Maya (illusion) due to my ignorance.
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All my life I carried certain cognitions about life which were either inserted into me by societal conditioning or by my own limited understanding out of fear, greed or incompletions from the past.
I was so integrated with these limited cognitions that naturally I invited pain, suffering from the Maya (illusion and delusions). So many decisions I took from these limited cognitions led me into more and more mess in my life which were my blind spots. It was only when I started seeking the truth and questioned my deep-rooted old cognitions that I realized I have been cheated by society or people who have other vested interests. I am eternally grateful to my Guru, Paramahamsa Nithyananda (fondly known as Swamiji) – a living Avatar who happened in my life to dispel the darkness of ignorance and shed light with the spiritual understanding.
Let me share these 7 limited cognitions which I did an acid wash with spiritual understanding:-
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Tomorrow is Guru Poornima, it is a Vedic Festival that is celebrated as per the Hindu moon sign calendar to express reverence towards the Guru who is guiding humanity towards the ultimate goal of Enlightenment.
For most people who are too centered on logic, they cannot fathom why a person requires a Guru in his life, let alone having with a living Guru. Only a being, who experiences the heart and the depth of cognitions, will be able to taste the sweetness of a magical life with a living Guru.
What is Guru?
The true meaning of Guru is “one who dispels darkness of ignorance”. “Gu” means “darkness of ignorance” and “Ru” means “one who removes”. Fundamentally, Guru is not a person it is a principle (Guru tattva). The one who has no Guru above him is the true Guru. Guri here refers to the Atmic principle present in every human being. The real Guru who can reveal the Atmic principle is a Jnaanamurthy (embodiment of wisdom); He is the very embodiment of Divine principles; and He is one who takes upon Himself a form to teach the same to the disciples; he is God Himself. Another meaning of the word Guru is “one who is beyond attributes and forms”. Gu stands for Gunaatheetha – one who transcends the three Gunas (Satva, Rajas and Tamas); Ru stands for Rupavarjitha – one who is formless. The One who is beyond all attributes and forms is none other than the Supreme Self (the Brahmam) who resides in the heart within each of us. Only God can be regarded as One who is beyond attributes and forms.
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