Shivohamm

Shivohammm shiohamm…
amar atma hai,maransheel kaya,
sabhi praniyon ke jo bheetar samaya,
vahi atma, sacchidanand mai hoon,
shivohammm, shivohamm


Was reading and experiencing some important aspects.
Every human has both the masculine and feminine forms… and two ways of sadhna… love and meditation.
Meerabai was deeply in love with Lord Krishna, and finally she met Him, and disappeared in Him ( Parmatma me vilupt ho jana jise kehte hain).
Feminine aspect in a human give one the tendency to love- to love unconditionally.
If one is masculine, there would be more focus on thinking and intellectualizing – and hence the way becomes “to watch breath, watch thoughts,and delve deeper into meditation”.
Ok!! so as we discussed…”so whats the way for me?”
Well!! the fact that each of us has both the masculine and feminine aspects, there would be atleast one aspect which is predominant in each.
Even our brain has two halves, the left part being Masculine, logical, analytical, reasoning, whereas the right brain being feminine, emotional, sentimental.
If we learn to use both sides appropriately, we have developed both the sides properly, and in effect, we all are ardh-narishwaras.

If your dominantly masculine, you start with meditation. More you meditate, more loving you’ll become.
If your dominantly feminine, you love everyone unconditionally and that will open the door for you to deep meditation!

I have come to realize  that Love and Meditation are not two different things, but the same.
If you choose one, the other happens naturally!! That is the ultimate flowering of human consciousness!!


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The Language of love knows no conflict

There is major difference between intention and desire.
Most of our actions happen through intention. 

Desire is the feverishness; an intention with feverishness great hurry to achieve is desire. 

A desire devoid of feverishness with calmness is intention.
Letting go of the feverishness brings into the centeredness. Feel one with the divinity. 

I am part of you I am you, you are me. This is the slogan of love. 

The nature of Love is feeling oneness. Do you feel the same way with this existence with this divinity? Do you feel the part of this globe, part of the air, part of this ocean? Do you feel you have merged with this existence that is divine Love? 

Love is not an emotion it is our very existence.

The Language of love knows no conflict. If there is conflict just ignore it, be indifferent to it (Udaseenta). 
Indifference takes you beyond the opposite of love and hate:)
– Excerpts from Narada Bhakti Sutra

Higher state of consciousness





I spent my Friday reading more on higher state of consciousness and discussing with a lovely friend about various aspects of the same – what not we discussed… from ancient times, to present, to traps and the actual practices, and where all one can make mistakes, and how to be back on the path.


Came across this wonderful article by Sri Sri Ravishankar, and felt like sharing a few important points from the same here:


The higher state of consciousness is somewhere in between the waking, sleeping and dreaming states. Here, we know we “are” but we don’t know “where” we are. This knowledge that I “am,” but I don’t know “where” I am or “what” I am, is called Shiva. This state gives the deepest possible rest that one can experience. And one can achieve this through meditation.

Cosmic consciousness perceives the whole universe as part of oneself. When we perceive the world as a part of us, love flows strongly between the world and us. This love empowers us to overcome the opposing forces and the disturbances in life.

One just needs to learn the art of letting go. The confluence of knowledge, understanding and practice makes life complete. When you grow into higher states of consciousness, you find that you are no longer thrown off-balance by different situations and disturbances. You become strong yet soft — a delicate and beautiful individual capable of accommodating different values in life without any conditions. As your consciousness opens and the whole system gets physically, mentally and spiritually elevated, your life truly becomes worth living.

Read the complete text athttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/sri-sri-ravi-shankar/higher-states-of-consciousness_b_1090486.html