I usually send out sms’es to people whom I know. Select few sms’es sharing with you below.
Sai Ram Friends,Sometimes people come to me and say,we want to see God.I always tell them that before we start the search,some basic issues should be settled.Firstly,how do you know there is a God?Probably someone has told you so,or you have inferred the same somehow.If He is there,why He should meet you?Even if He is prepared to meet you,what purpose will it serve?Do you want to see Him to satisfy your curiosity,or there is something else?The best thing is that,after I ask these questions,they don’t come back. Regards. Sharat.
Sai Ram,these are ultimate lines from Nisargadatta Maharaj,’The world is but a show,glittering and empty,It is,and yet is not…It has no cause and serves no purpose..It appears exactly as it looks,but there is no depth in it,nor meaning,Only the onlooker is real.Call him Self or Atma.To the self the world is but a colourful show,which he enjoys as long as it lasts and forgets when it is over.Whatever happens on the stage makes him shudder in terror or roll with laughter,yet all the time he is aware that it is but show.”So I say,without desire or fear enjoy it,as it happens.
Sai Ram Friends,It’s a strange paradox. Love cannot be brought into the field of thought,while feelings and emotions can. Love is a flame without smoke,ever fresh,creative,joyous. But for most of the people,love is a thing of mind,not heart,all the time governed by that cunning mind. So if you have a good heart,you help too much,trust too much,give too much,love too much and it always seems you get hurt too much. You have to understand this fact,if you want to give love. Regards. Sharat
Sai Ram Friends,Do we realize the pathetic lives we are having,always restless due to desires,always caught in the whirl wind of ego generating endless desires.The ego is a monkey capatulating through the jungle: fascinated by the realm of the senses it swings from one desire to the next,one conflict to the next. If we want to live sanely, Let this monkey go,desires go,conflict go. Just remain in the center,watching. And then everything will drop,including”I”. You will be at rest,without any internal movement to agitate you. That is BLISS,that is spirituality,THE END OF JOURNEY,END OE ALL SEARCH,END OF ALL SORROW. Regards. Sharat
Sai Ram Friends,I love this quote by Derric Jensen and completely agree with him-‘It’s no wonder we don’t defend the land where we live.We don’t live here.We live in television programs and books and with celebrities and in heaven and by rules and laws and abstractions created by people far away and we live anywhere and everywhere except in our particular bodies on this particular land at this particular moment in these particular circumstances. Regards. Sharat
Sai Ram friends,The remedy lies in clarity and integrity of thinking.Try to understand that you live in a world of illusions,examine them and uncover their roots.All your Gods,rituals,knowledge,concept of enlightenment are nothing but illusions.You live in illusion about yourself. This understanding and the very attempt to do so will make you earnest,for there is bliss only in right endeavour. It is nowhere else. Regards. Sharat Bhushan
Always your’s in Baba’s grace