Modern day man is stressed out read pissed out because of his hectic work and social life style. This is where such quacks thrive on. When a man gets stressed out he look for spirituality (escapism) but it does not come cheap. Spirituality at time cost bomb. To get the full impact of spirituality you need to be in a calm place .in metropolis where else you can find calm place other than five star super deluxe hotels. If this god man is not charging you, astronomical figure for life memberships how can you be sure of his spirituality? None of his disciple sticks with him forever .it is only a passing fad. Suckers in the name of spirituality and God!
More and more people are turning to spirituality. They also look for salvation. It means they have no peace of mind.
Their own god, religion or wealth could give them happiness or peace of mind! People who searching for salvation are selfish people. They want to find peace and happiness for them. In old age instead of looking for salvation, try to serve less fortunate people. That will give you mental satisfaction and happiness. It will serve the purpose of your life on earth.
Why more and more people are turning to spirituality? The reason is that they have no peace of mind. Their conscience is pricking them. They are looking for salvation. Peace cannot be bought by money. Search peace within us. You will find it, Take my advice! If you have time and inclination, (money is not important for peace) help less fortunate people. Poor, old, physically challenged, orphans, destitute woman, terminally ill patients…Whenever time permits, you can offer your free service to the organization which serves needy peoples, by serving them you, will gets mental satisfaction. You feel your life is worth living for you and others. Naturally, peace will come to you… you are no more a worried person nor you need salvation.
Spirituality means study of religion. It is the latest fad among youngsters and celebrities. You all are studying religion now. Fundamentalist and terrorist had already studied and ‘interpreted’ religion at length and breadth .world over we are witnessing the result. Peace is assured when you rest in peace!
Who is preaching spiritualism? It is not you or me. It is always some bloody old man. He had lived his life. Hindu spiritualism is as old as our religion. None of his preaching is relevant for present day scenario. Have you noticed what he preaches? He will tell you to give-up material and worldly pleasure. If you are a teenager can you give up your I-phone or I-pad? To be among your ‘tribe’ you need accessories. If you do not enjoy your teenage life as a teenager at what age you are going to enjoy your teenage life? In olden days, senior citizens used to attend spirituality course. They had finished their ‘karma’ .their children are married off and settled down in life. Most of them want to know the purpose of their life on earth! What for you are born? If not to eat, procreate and die? In between birth and death what ever is happening is called life.
Now day’s youngsters are into spiritualism! It is a fad among youngsters. Working for MNC they come with their own car in trendy cloths. Like hot spot in your cities, it has become place for searching mating partners. You must observe the attitude of youngsters who work for MNC out side their ‘community’. They take others for granted. Their attitude is disgusting.
These youngsters will not stick with one guru. They keep switching. Have you noticed one thing common to all spiritual gurus? All most all of them are good orators. I call it verbal F. Their preaching does not make sense to me. They will ask you to become alive in the fullest possible way (like...”It’s my life!”) These guys have food and bank balance (black money from donors). Listen or buy their tape and listen care fully. Most of them quote some ‘incidents’ from Hindu holly hole book (Bhagavath Gita, Ramayana or Mahabharata) and gives you explanation. They will try to mix imagination (Holly book) with real life
Is it possible for any one to follow religiously in day to day life? Did they say something which you do not know? Go home and sit and recollect you will find yourself having fooled by their verbal diahoria.
Which bloody Indian does not wants to preach? Starting with out parents, teachers, Spiritual guru, politicians, our Boss, wife, girl friends, and even our own kids! We all are sick of listening to their bull shitting.
In one of my article I wrote youngsters are confused generation. It was wrong on my part. Working in MNC with fat pay cheque most of them become ill tempered and arrogant and less civilized way of interacting with out side their ‘communities’. These are the guys and girls who want to attain spiritualism, meditation and yoga class. To understand spirituality you need mental maturity. You are there not to listen his preaching, you understand what spirituality is and how to use it on day to day life situation. You will have control over your action and emotions. Why I do not like spirituality? Without referring to any of our holly books they can not preach spirituality. This type of preaching any fool can do it and I am no fool to listen to their bull shitting. I am better of without spirituality.
One of the church father in the U.S accused spiritualism is used to convert westerns into Hinduism. Do not compare Hinduism with Hare Krishna Hare Rama group. They are disgrace for Hinduism. They had westernized Hinduism with drugs and free sex in the name of our religion. More than a religion Hinduism is a way of life. Hindus will not convert other religious people. If others want to become Hindu, they are welcome. When you comes to India, stay with any of the Hindu middle class family any where in India and observer their life style. There are unwritten rules which they follow religiously like fear of god and society. Respect for family members and elders. They will not indulge in violence and public display of affection. Most of them are never been to police station. It will bring their family bad name!
I agree with church father just because who ever preaches spiritualism in India they will refer examples from our holly hole books. Bhagavath Gita, Ramayana and Mahabharata all deep shit. Without referring from any of the books they can not preach spirituality. When we have dead or great living people for inspiration why should we follow imaginary god and incidents for inspiration?
One of the paragraphs from Bhagavath Gita says.
“What ever had happed is good”!
“What is happing now is also good”!!
“What ever is going to happen will also be good”!!!
Now let me interpret it in my own words.
1) “What ever had happened is good”!
“O” Yeah”, my wife kicked my Ass. What a great relief! Infact it was blessing in disguise. No more wife problems. Jock apart, if a lone bread winner of the family dies or get killed in accident or communal violence will those young children realize the gravity of situations and come up in life? Or can they lead a normal life? Are we seniors prepared for any eventualities in life? As a pessimist I am….. You are likely to ask “Jivan, why are you preaching pessimism”. Why are you always thinking in negative? My logic is simple. A pessimist never won any battle. But it will help you to plan A, B, C…..and Z! Having quit the battle does not mean you have lost the battle forever. With plan A, B, C…. you have more option to win the battle! History tells us that those who lost the battle later came back and conquered the kingdom. Napoleon Bonaparte or Born-A-Part? Is one fine example, His words are truly inspiring “failure / setbacks are stepping stone to achieve victory”. When ‘emperor without cloths’ strikes back, he will put all ‘his’ enemies in shame.
When I praise about pessimism naturally I have to write something about optimisms. The only super power and mighty U.S army got kicked around the world. Just to defeat communism in Vietnam you all had scarified your 59,000 army personnel .call it one man’s, President Richard Nixon’s blunder. One truck load of bombs at Beirut sends them packing. One ‘Black hawk down’ at Mogadishu and you all ran for your life! U.S army could not term their own demons at Iraq and Afghanistan. They are now trying to save their face in Afghanistan. Think of other places. What next? North West Province in Pakistan? Welcome to U.S army! As long as you do not commit ground troops you are lucky!
2) “What is happening now is also good!”
My foot! In my second life I am playing with all the aces in my sleeve. So far I lost, but not all is lost. I am determined to win the battle called life at any cost. My life depends on it. I have to prove my wife, my own family, and those ‘F’ friends who thought I am a fool. I will prove them that I am ahead of their time. My present life in few words “it is like a mad man’s quest to conquer the world”!
Think of less fortunate people those who pray god to end their miseries. Believe me those are the people who pray god all their life and struggling to make out a living or relief from illness.
3) “What ever is going to happen is also good for you”!
Life is so uncertain, who knows what is in store for each one of us? What is the guarantee that tomorrow would be a better day unless you work for it? Optimists are the laziest slob on earth, they dream of better tomorrow and we pessimist with plan A, B, and C …work for a better tomorrow!
In the end Bhagavath Gita says “ Sambha-va-mi you GAY? You GAY!!.” .Sambha-va-me-U-gai… Sambha-va-me-U-gai…It means ‘what ever is supposed to happen will happen neither God nor Dog can help you”. That leaves all the optimists to pessimism. I personally feel it was like speaking either side of you body. Does that word make any sense to you? So, you people in the west better start practice chanting “Sambha-va-me-U-gai… Sambha-va-me-U-gai…” when every thing goes down the drain chant..” Sambha-va-me-U-gai… Sambha-va-me-U-gai…”when some one dies within family, just chant “Sambha-va-me-U-gai… Sambha-va-me-U-gai…” whether you are a theist or atheist we all have to pacify our mind.
Old bums (spiritual gurus) will tell you to forget and forgive. I too say forgive but never forget. If you forget you give some one another chance to make mistake or abuse you. Instead of trying to reform the other guys try to change yourself. People with low morality believe offence is the best form of defense.
Some other day you all will be reading Bhagavath Gita misinterpreted by Atheist Jivan. Before that I should learn what the heck is verb? Computer often reminds me of verb confusion. Computer does not know that I am a Jr. Confucius!
With Universal Love –the new religion I wants to change the life (fate) of ordinary people. In near future your children and ‘our’ children will change the fate of world!
Leo Tolstoy “every one thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing” I am evolving!
If you read our national news papers one Sundays. You will find people from all religion praising god and also about spiritualism. Almost all of then praise how Dog had saved their life and so on… out of curiosity I also read some of the articles. While reading such articles I think does it make any sense to me? It is not that I know little bit of every thing. The way I was brought up, the life I lead, my way of reasoning things make god and spiritualism irreverent to me.
Spiritual guru will ask you to renounce material happiness and bodily pleasure. Material and wealth will give you secured life but it can not give you happiness. We all know not all the rich people are happy. He had also told you to give up bodily pleasure. Because he is an old bum, or may not know the art of love making nor will his body not co-operate with him. Whether a man is eighty or hundred years of old his desire for sex remains same.
If you take any of our national news paper or watch any of our T.V programs you will find Tom, Dick and Harry like people preaching spirituality .it is not a big deal. You refer ‘incidents’ for any of our holly books and mix spices and serve them hot.
When you foreigner think of Indian it is always about spiritualism, meditation and yoga.
Well, spiritualism I had explained it in lay man’s parlance.
Mediation will improve concentration. It is scientifically proved mediation and yoga is good for mind and body. Meditation involves breathing technique. When you are meditating your heart rate comes down and you are calm and collected. But when you come out of meditation you are back to your temperamental moods and behaviors. So the meditation effect is only temporary. For your temperamental moods and bad behavior I would recommend you to your physician. Check for high B.P and hyper tension for temperamental mood and piles for flair ups.
Some one will tell you to take deep breath and hold it for ten seconds and gradually exhale. By this time your ‘enemy’ will abuse your great grand Nanny and move out of the scene.
If you are about to fire/abuse please take deep breath and hold it for ten seconds and gradually exhale. It will help you to think twice. Words and actions can never be taken back. Regretting and repenting over your action will not give you peace of mind. Think twice if possible ten times! Before you unleash your fury on some one close to you. I can not do mediation, my mind will start wandering .it will go on searching for the elusive Yeti in Himalayas or your Loch Ness.
Don’t ever believe in transcentel meditation. You can never flout on air while meditating, may be in your state of mind you can ‘imagine’ you are flouting on air. Remember our ‘great guru’ Maha Rishi introduced transcentel meditation to the west by claiming that he can flout on air while mediating. He tried hopping on his Ass. He becomes butt of the joke. Do not trust me ,try flouting on air by meditating.
We Hindus were practicing yoga for the past five thousand years. It is scientifically proved yoga is good for mind and body. The stress is on breathing technique and body movements. Regardless of your religion and age practicing yoga is good for you. It will give you agility and cure breathing and minor illness. I do not have time for yoga. I will practice when I become old. Since there is no age limit to practice yoga you can start any time. It will become part of your daily routine. It will be good for your well being.
It would make sense if you make use of your spare time to develop your creativity (hidden talent). How do you know you have creativity unless you try some thing new. like writing articles, fictions, poems, painting, singing, learning musical instruments or working out on your wired ideas. When your work is appreciated by others you will find mental satisfaction, it is more rewarding than money and fame. If your work is really good then more and more people will appreciate and money and fame will follow.
In a life called mad rush, to amass wealth and fame had you trample too many people’s life and did too many wrong things in life. You had even enjoyed the benefit of it. Now in your old age when you look back, your consciousness is pricking you. Now you either enjoy neither money nor fame. It could not even give you lasting happiness. Then you start looking for salvation.
Spiritual people also look for salvation! Consciously if you had not done any wrong or harmed anyone in life why should you look for salvation? I think if you are looking for salvation you are a sinner! And you bloody well you know that you are a sinner!
More and more people are turning to spirituality. They also look for salvation. It means they have no peace of mind. Their own god, religion or wealth could give them happiness or peace of mind! People those who are searching for salvation are selfish people. They want to find peace and happiness for them. In old age instead of looking for salvation, try to serve less fortunate people. That will give you mental satisfaction, happiness and purpose of your life on earth.
Why more and more people are turning to spirituality? The reason is that they have no peace of mind. Their conscience is pricking them. They are looking for salvation. Peace cannot be bought by money. Search peace within us. You will find it. Take my advice! If you have time and inclination, (money is not important for peace) help less fortunate people. Poor, old, physically challenged, orphans, destitute woman, terminally ill patients…Whenever time permits, you can offer your free service to NGO like organization which serves needy peoples, by serving them you, will gets mental satisfaction. You feel your life is worth living for you and others. Naturally, peace will come to you… you are no more a worried person nor you need salvation.
N.B: Napoleon Bonaparte says about the universal God “if I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god”. We Hindus also warship sun god. I wonder why he never promoted his ‘religon’or sun god?