Sai Ram Friends,
I was reluctant in continuing this mail business. Although this mail is being forwarded to hundreds of my friends, I was really annoyed with one section of the people and I wanted to exclude them. It is a strange amalgamation of selfishness, false pride and only lies.I was particularly annoyed with this section of people whom I acquainted three years back only. But what a crowd! There is no change,not even a small one in them. They are continuing with the same unreasonable and manipulative lives thinking they own the universe and everything in it. Moreover few of them advise me to whom I should send the mail, instead of being grateful for this. Am I getting anything out of it? Instead of being thankful their attitude is somehow to stop it. I request all of you to inform me if you do not want to receive these mails, I will be very happy to exclude the people who are not interested in getting these mails. Do they know to whom these mails are also being forwarded? They cannot even imagine.
But when I expressed this to Guruji Sri Umeshawar ji that I don’t want to send these mails, he advised me not to stop them. He gave me certain reasons for it, which I cannot reveal, and since I cannot say no to him, I am back again in spite of my failing health.
But I think most of us want a MASALA MAIL, something like Russian Salad, more to entertain them instead of giving some knowledge.
So I will send such mails. It is just like as if instead of J. Krishnamurti, I should follow some Katha Vachak, who tells you story and in between can sing some bhajans on filmy parodies on harmonium.
In my mails I refrain from quoting Vedas, Upanishads, and scriptures from other religions. They are all dead books. No one will get any truth out of them because we will read them and narrate them like parrots. I do refer sometimes to the Masters I had met, but I never want you to think like me. I just want you to think. That is all. I am also a seeker and what I seek and what path I am following is totally mine. Yours will be definitely different. Every individuals path is unique,it is made for you only and no one else can travel on that except you.
This Diwali I was feeling slightly low. One of the closest persons to me was about to leave India. I was sad on this account.
There was one more reason. There was a person who used to be very close to my heart once upon a time. On this Diwali I saw that person after a gap of 9-10 months. There was a time when we used to meet or share our thoughts and feelings almost daily, but in last 3-4 years we had hardly talked over phone or met personally. Such things are not called love and relationship. Leaving all this, I was sorry to see that person, with all light, joy, innocence gone. It was clear that it is a disoriented life just being lived on impulses to project a false image.This causes lot of friction and conflict which effects overall mental and physical health. People forget that after certain age, it is only the inner beauty of your thoughts and deeds that reflects on one’s face. I had tried to give back these things to that person in the past, but now I feel helplessness as I don’t know what to do for that person. I am reluctant in interfering with any one’s destiny and that too when I had paid a heavy price for such help in the past. I was sad on this account also.
Moreover age is catching up. My legs hurt too much, body has deteriorated specially in last two-three years due to pain I had undergone, I find it very difficult to walk, read and write. But I have to fulfil my commitments, specially to the people who depend on me for all their problems.
SO IN THIS MASALA MAIL FIRSTLY SOME HEALTH TIPS FOR YOU.THEY ARE VERY USEFUL AND WILL HELP YOU A LOT. DON’T JUST READ AND FILE THEM. I INSIST THAT DO TRY THEM.
Before that two anecdotes for you-
DAMITRI : This clarifies everything we’ve been talking about?.
TASSO : In what way ?
DIMITRI: What you call ” philosophy”, I call “a joke ”
This is our attitude towards the serious writings. We want to avoid them on one or the other pretext because they put questions to us which we always want to avoid and they challenge us to change our unconscious lives. Therefore we do not want to face these writings.
We live in illusions about ourselves and the world. We think that we are running the world and also perceive everything wrongly.
I will tell you to one beautiful anecdotes-
1, An elephant broke loose from the herd and charged across a little wooden structure that stretched across a ravine.
The worn-out bridge shivered and groaned, barely able to support the elephant’s weight.
Once it had gone safely to the other side, a flea that had logged itself in the elephant’s ear exclaimed in mighty satisfaction, “Boy, did we shake that bridge !”
IT IS THE STORY OF OUR EGO.
2. At a party in Japan a visitor was introduced to a popular Japanese drink. After his first drink he noticed the furniture in the room moving around.
“This is a powerful drink”, he said to his host.
“Not particularly,” the host replied. “This happens to be an earthquake.”
THIS IS THE WAY WE LOOK AT THE LIFE AND EVERYTHING IN A DRUNKEN STATE ONLY.
So something for your physical well being-
1.There is syndrome , a sort of mental disorder which is called SAD ( Seasonal Affective Disorder ).We all must have encountered the same during change of weather specially. It causes gloominess, a feeling not to exert ourselves to the daily routine things and work, restlessness and insomnia. It is due to suppressed Serotonin during that time. To overcome that unknowingly we take Carbohydrate-rich food, coffee and so called energy drinks which suppress the Serotonin further. Avoid them and take something nourishing for the brain.
2. Cabbage is a neglected vegetable as far as it’s therapeutic properties are concerned. A cup of cabbage juice daily can do the following-
a) Lowers risk of lung, colon, stomach, prostrate cancer
b)Overcomes Degenerative inflammatory disease, helps in Arthritis, Asthma and Bronchitis and respiratory tract infections.
c) Boost immune system, removes gastric ulcers, lowers cholesterol and detox liver.
d) It is a powerful Anti oxidant which is helpful in viral infection.
e) While it is rich in Iron it prevents cardiac infections and helps in losing weight.
There is the third one-a wonder remedy for so many problems-
–Take 2 Tbs each of Apple Cider Vinegar, Lemon Juice and I Tbs of Cinnaman powder. Blend them in one glass of water and drink in empty stomach preferably.
It burns fat, helps in losing weight, fight diabetes and lowers blood pressure.
I hope everyone will be benefitted by these preparations.
Now some spiritual ponderings-
I always say that al the books and so called Masters have misguided us unintentionally. It is really wrong to say that we should find out “Who am I?” What purpose will be solved if we know that We are That or I AM THAT ? After that what ? Do we understand that why this creation took place? He wanted to know about Himself. What am I? WHO AM I?. THESE WERE THE QUESTIONS BEFORE HIM. THAT WAS THE BASIC PURPOSE OF ALL THIS DRAMA. THEREFORE OUR SEARCH SHOULD BE BEYOND “Who am I?” TO ” Who is He?” Please do not jump to the conclusion that He is ME. First search. The search is rather for who is He that who am I.
Swami Vivekanand has put it beautifully-
” The Self, The Knower, The Lord of All, The Real Being is the cause of all the vision that is in the Universe, but it is impossible for Him to see Himself or know Himself, excepting through reflection. You cannot se your own face except in a mirror, and so the Self, cannot see its own nature until it is reflected , and this whole Universe therefore is the Self trying to realise itself.”
We have to understand that we are just the means, vehicles, the computers for Him so that He can collect the data and He analyse it to know Himself. I put one more question. What if , although He is the reason of present creation, He is the Creator yet He does not know why this all is happening ? Is it that the everything is self evolved as Stephens Hawkins put?
But there are certain pre-requisites for being His vehicle or instrument consciously. He can use us without our knowledge, when we are unconscious as usual. But once we are aware, fully conscious we become a co-traveller. We search along with Him and that is the goal and beauty of spiritual journey. We become His partners in the search of His and ours Identity.
Life is a mystery which cannot be understood unless we surrender our intellect which cannot gasp its expansive and infinite nature, its real meaning and fullness. We have to be humble, bow down low, become full of love and compassion only then we can start knowing life’s meaning and we can be happy.
This happiness can never be found through selfish desires. In fact these selfish cravings only increases our desires, similar to how the sacrificial fire flames up when butter is poured into it.
Please stop quoting and narrating scriptures which simply gives you the false illusion that you know everything. This is nothing but play of intellect, illusion created by Him and this is called Maya. Unknowable cannot be known by these limited tools.
So even the desire to know oneself should be vanquished. There should be just total surrender without any inquiry, without any desire as no meditation, no chanting and no effort is required. And then everything will be revealed in that silence.
I hope you all have enjoyed this MASALA MAIL
With warm regards
Always yours in Baba’s grace