Are you one of those people constantly trying to take short cuts in life?
Do you think you can hide the inauthentic actions from the presence of God?
Here is a beautiful story narrated by a living incarnation, Paramahamsa Nithyananda (fondly known as Swamiji) that will help us to realize the futility of cunningness in taking short cuts to enlightenment.
There was a Guru who had ten disciples. There was one chief disciple, someone who is very brilliant and highly spiritual, so naturally the Guru was giving more attention to that chief disciple.
Are you aware there is a real you?
Do you love the real you?
Many adults and children, carry a pseudo identity which is a lower cognition about themselves given by the societal conditioning. It is this wrong cognition which creates self-doubt, self-hatred and self-denial patterns. This is what makes us suffer in life, thinking we are sinners which limits our possibilities.
In Vedic tradition, I discovered many powerful cognitions from the sacred knowledge about self from Upanishads, the Source Book of Sanatana Hindu Dharma. It completely shifted my perception of self, people, world and Sadashiva (Super Consciousness). When the Rishis (perfected sages) sat within them in Samādhi (oneness with the Source), their whole being started vibrating, reverberating with the sacred Truths. The Cosmos started singing and radiating through them, that expression is Upaniṣhads.
Yesterday was Good Friday, after my spiritual routine I began my day with seva (service) by giving an online orientation on Kids’ Yoga foundation module to a group of Nithyananda Weekend Gurukul teachers from USA in the morning. Next, I prepared my signature salad with love as a snack for the participants who were attending the Zen laughter meditation which I was going to conduct in the afternoon at Singapore Aadheenam. My typical week is filled with offering body scanning, healing or spiritual counselling to people who are seeking for spiritual solutions in their lives. Offering seva gives me so much joy and fulfilment, whether it is giving my time, talent or treasure (money). Seva has become a big part of my spiritual life ever since I met my Guru, Paramahamsa Nithyananda (fondly known as Swamiji). To me, seva brings out the highest transformation in devotees whenever we enrich people with higher possibilities of life.
I remembered a very inspiring story in Buddha’s life which I recently read from a book written by Swamiji. The story goes like this: –