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Happiness is our nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside - Ramana Maharshi
 God, Swami, Guru, You, Me and a Common man
Following details will help readers about several words that I use in my emails or on site. The context in which these words are used will help you understand the subject in more details.
"YOU"
Many times I use word "You" in my emails. This always includes "Me" first. All my emails are addressed to me first and then to others (if at all). My goal is very clear - Asatoma Sadgamaya ...(lead me to Truth and Purity.) It’s a long journey of trillions of miles and it’s for me only. There are only three entities in my divine world "Me, My Guru and the Divine" there is no one else (I do have a family though Smiley Face). I have no right to tell others what they should do and should not. Why I write the emails then, you ask? I do it as part my duty...I am traveling towards the purity with full knowledge that I carry mountains of impurity within me...and such a travel is always helpful for others who are doing similar efforts...Rare are the people who do this effort. Such people, including me, are always looking for living examples just because they are so rare, hence the emails. More reasons of my effort are clearly explained on my home page http://www.thekundaliniyoga.org/
 
"SLAVES"
I commonly use word "Slaves of Mind" in my emails. That does not mean my slavery has ended. I am equally a slave of mind until liberated. Slave is still a slave whether he is at the end of his term or somewhere in the middle or at the start. I would not be sending email if I was liberated. It’s my Maya (grand illusion of mind) and ego that binds me to emails. It’s all marshy land around me. I am just trying to remain afloat in the ocean of the poison of desires.
 
"HARSH WORDS"
I many times use harsh words like stupid, idiots and many more. This is because I constantly see the degradation of the societies (and unfortunately it’s going to accelerate in the future). I have no respect for people that are running after desires, enjoyment, greed and lust. That does not mean I myself am free of them, the different is I am aware that is a poison and I am doing every effort of keeping myself away from the poison. I know I will succeed one day….but it’s too far in the future…may be one of the future births? I don’t know. 
 
"RELIGION"
I have even harsher words for those who are religious brokers and brokerage houses. These are the Fear mongers. These stupid tell everyone “If you do not do this then God will do that”. Sorry, God does not do nothing…absolutely NOTHING! I can absolutely guarantee GOD NEVER PUNISHES. God never punishes anyone. He never sends anyone to Hell or Heaven. The only thing GOD does is he guides and protects those who are seeking to return to the origin, source. Otherwise God does not exist. Everything else is run on the Law of Karma. “Religious Bigots” that try to convert others is the worse category of people than those with lust and greed. They are misled and they will mislead you hence my harshest words are reserved for them. Religions may be for common, greedy people but there is no religion in the world of God. Feel free to unsubscribe if my words about “Religious bigots” and “Intolerant religions” hurt you. 
 
"QUESTIONS"
I appreciate all comments and replies to the emails. If you have questions please send it in a SEPARATE email. Questions sent in replies get lost. I generally reply every question with my abilities as long as it’s a serious one. All selfish questions will be ignored. If you want to entertain yourself then read Questions you should NOT ask and I CANNOT answer. I cannot give wealth to others. I cannot solve problems of others. Visit this page if you have problems in your life. 
 
I am no "Guruji or Swami"
Some people that reply to my mails address me as "Swami" or "Guruji" Smiley Face. Please don’t do that. In my world only a Jivanmukta (liberated soul) can have these tags. I am still a "Slave of mind" who is doing efforts to liberate himself from the cage of birth and death. I know I will reach there, but I still have millions of miles to walk from here.

So please call me by my name "Mahendra". I am an ordinary street commoner doing an Information Technology job, trying to save money for my kids’ education and for my retirement. I still need a house to live, eat food and feed my family. God does not buy my food; I drive to grocery store and look for discounted food items. Yes, I love "Super Sale" tag (whatever Divine I may be talking about), because I pay money from my pocket. Nothing magically appears or disappears for me. God hasn’t given me a single dollar so far - even though everything in my life exists because of him…How contradictory, isn’t it? 
 
Here is how you experience or NOT experience the GOD
Oh yes, you cannot come and visit me anywhere in India because I live in USA. And even if you come and visit me you will not achieve anything because I don’t promise Wealth, Foreign Travel, Govt Job, Solutions to your Problems and all that. I am waste of time for those that are seeking material benefits of this world. Go seek thousands of Gurus that advertise on Indian TV channels who promise to solve Bhakta’s problems at $ value. Some also offer "Peace" and "Self-Realization" at a small fee. And don’t complain when you are cheated because GOD or GURU DOES NOT and CANNOT give ANYTHING to ANYONE. Please don’t live in an imaginary world where God or Guru will do something for you. You WILL be disappointed. It is YOU who must walk every step towards the GOAL….and there are literally TRILLIONS of steps in this JOURNEY towards the origin.

During this journey: Only Sometimes you will realize someone is holding your hand. The hand is firm, but that ‘someone’ is not visible. There is also a voice that tells you "Don’t be scared…I am protecting you…all the times…No one can do anything wrong to you…There is no power in this world that can harm you…because you are with me". Otherwise it’s a lonely travel, a long lonely travel in the desert where there is no one around you. You have left the crowed behind long time back. You still have three companions left with you - your Mind, Karma and Vasanas (Desires). They are still trying to drag you in the opposite direction. Their strength has certainly reduced but they will still try to pull you down and succeed some times.….if they succeed the invisible hand will help you get up and start walking again......towards the Divine, where there is Only Bliss and no Fear and Miseries

Till you reach there you must continue to struggle...like a Soldier (You) before the Death (Mind, Desires & Vasanas). One of them will win. When you win, you WILL be liberated eternally. When you lose, there WILL be next time (birth) where you will start from the same spot where you left...and will continue to fight.

(...Always remember, in the world of God – call it universe if you want - you will never lose any credit or debit. Also, they WILL NOT cancel each other. You must face consequences of both...in the form of rewards and miseries, in the next birth. That is Law of Karma. Struggle continues until Karma is nullified...Good and Bad both...there is no escape from the cage of flesh, blood, mind and re-birth until you reach the finish line - Self-Realization or the Eternal Bliss.)

I do these emails because I enjoy them. They give me divine joy and at times feeling of ego Smiley Face....I told you I am still a traveler...a Slave of Mind!
 
Few useful reminders about ever-running mind and our eternal existence
Soldier fights few days in a life. Spiritual aspirant's battle goes on day and night, for entire life and beyond!

Following three qualities are extremely important for a spiritual soldier: Vairagya (dispassion), Viveka (wisdom) and Bhakti (devotion).

We should stop being proud of Ourselves - We are nothing more than a slave of a monkey (mind.) Vultures (of though waves) are consistently feeding on us. 6 wolves (lust, anger, greed, attachment, ego & envy) are dragging us on the streets. Worth of our life is nothing more than a trash bag...full of trash (past memories, current problems & future dreams.) Even worms live life of "eat, sleep, weep & enjoy".

Our desires are the cause of our misery. Only those who tame the Cobra (of Mind) that operates through its 5 heads (sense organs) attain the Bliss, everyone else continues their miserable journey through cycles of birth and death.

Try to peek inside, there is much bigger universe within us. The creator of this universe (The eternal Bliss) is waiting to embrace you!

Don't live life like a worm; Try to be a Divine Deer

No One Can Do Siddha Yoga, It Has To Happen!!!

Lord exists where 'I' does not. Annihilate the ego. Without dispassion or non-attachment or indifference to sensual enjoyments no spiritual progress is possible.

Sama (control of mind), Niyama (discipline), Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses), Dama (control of the senses), Uparati (turning away), Titiksa (endurance) and Sraddha (faith), Sauca (internal and external purity) are extremely necessary for spiritual progress.

Just as a silk-worm is caught in its own cocoon, so also man is caught in this vast net of samsara (worldly life) by his own sankalpas (thoughts and notions) and vasanas. You will never be able to go into samadhi (super-conscious state) although you can sit in the Sddhasana for six hours at a stretch, if you are not free from temptations, repulsion, attractions, anger, egoism and pride. Only a calm mind can enter state of Samadhi.

Eight limbs of Astanga Yoga:

Yama (self restraint), Niyama (religious observances or canons), Asana (posture), Pranayama (restraint of breath), Pratyahara (abstraction of senses), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation) and Samadhi (super-conscious state).

Who can attain God?

The desire to attain knowledge of the Self will dawn only in the person who is free from desires, who has a pure mind, and who is quite disgusted with this worldly life. Such a man only is competent to hear, meditate and attain Brahman, jnana or knowledge of Brahman. When the knowledge of the Self dawns, ignorance, which is the seed for bondage and the cause of karma is totally eradicated and the aspirant attains immortality and eternal bliss.

Six passions or modifications of mind:

Kama (lust), Krodh (anger), Lobh (greed), Moh (attachment), Ahankar (ego) and Matsarya (envy) the mind, indriyas (senses), vasanas (tendencies), samskaras (mental impressions) and trisnas (cravings) which have robbed you of your atmic jewel Jñana Indriya (Organ of Divine Knowledge).

Preceptor: Swami Sivananda says "Place your foot, step by step, very cautiously, on the different rungs of the ladder of yoga. Ascend very gradually to the summit. Be earnest in your Sadhana (practice). Equip yourself with the necessary qualifications. Do not waste your time in search of a preceptor. When you are ready, you will enter the halls of wisdom. And there, waiting on the threshold, you will find your preceptor."

Body is composed of the Mind, Egoism, Intellect and The five sense organs.

Your enemies are: Samskaras of fear, Moha (delusion or extreme greed), Hatred, Jealousy, Prejudice, Self-justification, Building castles in the air, Evil thoughts and Passion

Every thing in this universe is made up of three basic components: Sattva (Purity and divine Knowledge) Raja (Activity and Passion), Tama (Ignorance and Inertia). They are collectively call Tri-Guna (three qualities)

Viveka is discrimination between the real and the unreal, permanent and impermanent, Self and the not-Self

Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 3, Verse 19

"The highest ideal for every Sadhak (Practitioner) is 'Siddha-Avasthaa' i.e. state of perfection or 'Moksha' i.e. release from the cycle of multiple births and deaths; also known as Divine Awareness, The Bliss, Sat-Chit-Ananda,or Chaitanya. As a result of the knowledge of the Self, a Yogi has nothing left in balance, which is yet to be acquired for anyone including himself. It is all the same to him whether he performs an action or does not perform it. In the rhythm of incessantly beating of heart, a Yogi carries out various mundane worldly activities without even noticing every single beat of his heart. Absence of attachment leads to pacification of mind; thus work and rest go on as if reflex actions. Mind made calm in this way becomes capable of grasping the Self. Calmness of mind is the essential pre-requisite for the knowledge of the Self"
 
 
  

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