デイリーティーチング 22Nov2013

Love that emerges out of awareness will manifest as action, understanding, forgiveness, kindness. "

..Sri Amma Bhagavan

 


Have a Lovely Day !

EXPOSITION by Namannji:

 

Minus the mind's interference is not void. It is Love. It comes out of awareness.  The nature of that Love is that it is unconditional. It is an experience.  It has power to create. It will manifest as action, understanding, forgiveness, kindness… It happens automatically.  Nothing needs to be done for that. Any effort to do is the opposite of Love. Since, Love happens.  It cannot be practised. That Love is powerful and it can create. Search for instances in life when you actually experienced this Love. Seek for that Love from Sri Amma Bhagavan making that Love permanent in your heart.

デイリーティーチング 21Nov2013

When attention is not total there is an incompleteness to every experience. "

..Sri Amma Bhagavan

 


Have a Blissful Day !

EXPOSITION by Namannji:

 

This is again obvious. We all know how the mind is a chatter box.  There is 24/7 non stop commentary going on in the mind. We keep judging everything.  Thoughts flow continuously even while we are asleep. Let us say, you are traveling in your car in your city. You keep reading all the boards, advertisements etc internally. That keeps happening automatically. Simultaneously, you might be eating a butter scotch ice cream. Since, this non stop commentary is going on, you are actually not getting the experience of eating the ice cream fully.  Maybe you are able to enjoy only 60 to 70 % experience of eating your butter scotch.  Due to the interference of the mind, there is incompleteness to every experience.  What should we do for getting the complete experience?  Be detached from the commentary and not be free from the commentary. We are not saying the commentary will stop. You must grow in awareness. That happens when you become awakened. Hence, keep taking Deekshas.

デイリーティーチング 20Nov2013

" You crave because there is an inner void. "

..Sri Amma Bhagavan

 


Have a day of Fulfillment !

EXPOSITION by Namannji:
 

Man is going through physical, psychological and spiritual suffering. The first 2 are self explanatory.  Spiritual suffering is also called Existential sorrow or spiritual discontent. This suffering arises by our mere existence. Sri Amma Bhagavan say, you suffer because you exist. As long as you exist, there is 'you', the self, who will suffer. There is always an incompleteness, unfulfilment of some desires, unresolved issues, hurts, fears, the sense of separateness etc which is the void in every unawakened person. Once the self, which is nothing but an illusion, goes away, craving /suffering is gone. Hence, man has to become awakened. For your awakening and to move into higher states of consciousness, take regular Deekshas everyday from the Srimurty, Padukas and Sri Bhagavan's LIVE Darshan (every Sunday from 10 to 10:15 am, IST). 

 

This Week's Teaching for contemplation:
 

" The Awakened One is free of all views.
The Unawakened One is full of views. "

デイリーティーチング 19Nov2013

Listening to the other begins with listening to oneself. "

..Sri Amma Bhagavan

 


Have a Day of Growth !

This Week's Teaching for contemplation:
 

" The Awakened One is free of all views.
The Unawakened One is full of views. "
 
Transcript of Preparatory Session by Sri Namannji – Gratitude Day—14th November, 2013
 
"On Gratitude Day,  I would like to thank all of you who have participated in various Oneness programs. Many of you have gone through the processes and have received grace. You have also attended Bhagavan’s Sunday webcast and this webcast.
All that matters to Amma Bhagavan is transformation and awakening. You have benefitted by attending the various processes of Oneness and have graduated in spiritual growth. On behalf of AmmaBhagavan, and of the entire Oneness fraternity, I am grateful to you for receiving these blessings and making a change in yourself and those around you.
Many of you have done a lot of seva and have helped the movement grow. You have grown and contributed to the movement. This has helped humanity. There is a lot more to do and a long way to go. I wish you all the best and Happy Gratitude Day.
Let us begin today’s session with a prayer expressing gratitude to AmmaBhagavan.  Remember all they have done in your life and in the life of others. Express your gratitude even while we invoke the Divine Presence.
Express gratitude to the Lord for all the grace and help you have received. Express your gratitude is pictures, words, feelings, in whichever way is most comfortable for you, just close to your heart.
Take some time to remember all the incidents where you received help. See how help arrived at different points in time, yet you had not noticed it. Express your gratitude in your heart to all those who have helped you in your life, in different ways.
It could be that they helped you with nice words, prayers, good thoughts about you and good feelings for you.  It could be when you most needed something they gave it to you. It  could have been material things. Express your gratitude to them in your heart right now, keeping your eyes closed and when finished open your eyes.
It is so nice to express gratitude to those who have helped us. It is a great feeling. Sometimes people have hurt us and we must also express our gratitude to them, because without those hurts we would not have grown or learned our lessons and what we have learned in life. They are the best teachers.
Bhagavan says, “Suffering is the best teacher”. In fact, Sri Bhagavan says in one of the Mahavakyas, “If I cause you to hurt it is only to keep my word to help you”. Whenever a hurt or suffering comes, it is there to help you. So, we should be grateful to those who have hurt us. It is a blessing in disguise. You forgive them and then you grow.
Sri Bhagavan also says in another Mahavakya, “If you suffer and forgive, then you shall abide in Me and I shall abide in you. Your human nature would become Divine.”. When you suffer and forgive the person, “you shall abide in Me,” that is, you will be in the Lord’s heart. The Lord will be your heart. This is a very nice thing and is the purpose of life. Be grateful to all those who hurt you, as well.
Now we will go into the weekly teaching given by Sri Bhagavan where he mentions fundamental questions:
"The Awakened One does not have fundamental questions.
The Awakened One has fundamental questions."
What are fundamental questions? They are those which do not have answers. The mind will keep asking certain questions and will make you keep thinking about those questions. It perpetuates. You will never get those answers and will keep searching. Ultimately, you will not get your answers until you breathe your last breath.
Those questions are called fundamental questions. Examples of these questions are, “What is the purpose of life? When did creation happen? Does God exist? If there is God, then who created Him? When was the Universe born? Where is the end of the Universe?”
These are questions which do not have answers. You will keep asking these questions. It will come as if it is a very powerful question and you will keep searching. Actually, it is the mind asking those questions and making you perpetuate, so you can constantly keep thinking.
It is like tying grass in front of the head of a horse. It keeps seeing the grass, believing it is very near. He wants to eat it. It keeps moving forward trying to eat it, but it is tied to its head and it can’t reach. So it keeps looking at it and keeps moving forward. It will never reach it because it is tied to his head.
In this way, the fundamental questions create certain projections and make you think. The nature of the mind is to do that so it can survive and perpetuate. Without those questions there is the death of the mind.
Now, the awakened one doesn’t have any fundamental questions because any question asked that is about the past or the future is the self. That very question is the self. Without the question you are not there or you are the question.
Suppose I ask the question, “When did God create the Universe?”  In that question I am born. If the question is not there, I am not there. For example, when I say, “That is the camera,” that means I am different from the camera. It  is implied. There is a distinction or a division because of the camera. So “I” am born because of the camera.
When you draw a circle, the center automatically emerges. When you put three triangles together, the fourth or base triangle is formed automatically. In that same way, when you ask a fundamental question you are born.
When the fundamental question comes up, the self is there. For the awakened one, there is no self, the person in not there inside. He doesn’t have any fundamental questions and what exists is what is there in that moment. He is in the present.
If he is eating, he is eating. If he is listening, he is listening. If he is seeing, he is seeing. If he is thinking, the thought is there.  The Buddha said, “In the seeing, there is just the seeing. In the hearing, just the hearing and in thinking just the thought.”  That’s it. What is there is there. There is no future or past.
Bhagavan says, “The past is dead and the future is unborn.” Fundamental questions go into the future or into the past and they have no relevance, at all. If there is a beautiful fragrance, the fragrance is there.
The Universe is only a creation in the mind. It is there physically and at the same time it is your view or perception. We can use so many words and keep talking and talking. The crux is that for the awakened one there are no words needed and there are no fundamental questions.
Whereas, the unawakened one is full of fundamental questions which keep coming. These questions particularly come when there is a lot of physical suffering which is too much to handle. This moves to psychological suffering. When either physical or psychological suffering is too much, it pours into spiritual questions which are fundamental questions.
This is when the spiritual quest begins, only to discover that those questions have no meaning.  Sri Bhagavan says that once that insight dawns upon him “like a ton of bricks,” then the whole psyche and then he is free from the self. That is true liberation.
Bhagavan says that trying to search for the answers of fundamental questions is like a blind man searching for a black cat in a dark room, which does not exist. The black cat is the answer to a fundamental question. The black cat is in a dark room, which does not exist.
When you are clear about this, you will enjoy life. Many problems will be solved. Many problems will be solved, because most problems are self-created by the mind leading to these fundamental creations.
Bhagavan has given certain truths and one is, “Physical suffering plus psychological suffering plus spiritual suffering is a constant.”
Contemplate on that. As you contemplate get more clarity. Take the deeksha on Sunday and ask Bhagavan to give you more clarity and be free from the fundamental questions. Once you are awakened these questions have no meaning and they don’t come. You will be experiencing the joy of “no self” as a Fully Awakened being."

デイリーティーチング 18Nov2013

The other is not outside you but living within you. "

..Sri Amma Bhagavan

 


Have a Graceful Day !

This Week's Teaching for contemplation:
 

" The Awakened One is free of all views.
The Unawakened One is full of views. "
 

Peek inside..

Q : Dear Bhagavan, how could I be one with divine. How do I have better connection with my divine? 

Sri Bhagavan : "Unless and until you have a very good relationship with your parents and your ancestors your connection with your divine would not improve. That is the key. The other thing is you must try to talk as much as possible with your divine. Even if you do not see your divine or you do not see your divine responding you must still continue to talk and especially ask for help. Slowly, you would see the divine responding to your prayers, to your requests. And if you go little you must see your divine, it depends upon how you have designed your divine. The divine itself is formless. It will take whatever form you want it to take. It by itself does not exhibit any quality. It exhibits qualities you ascribe to it. That is why we say, ‘create your divine’. The divine is there it does not depend on you but how it would respond to you depends on you. It is all in your hands."
 
Please contemplate on this teaching this full week. On every Sunday, participate in Online DARSHAN and DEEKSHA by Sri Bhagavan on LIVE Webcast from 10 to 10:15 am Indian Standard Time (IST). Enquiry: webcast@onenessfriends.org.

Ever in service at Oneness,
 
Friends of Oneness,
Oneness Temple and Oneness University

デイリーティーチング 17Nov2013

Forgiveness happens when you know that the other is not responsible. "


..Sri Amma Bhagavan

 


Have a Day of Forgiveness !
 

Exposition by Namannji :

"We have seen in the earlier teachings and expositions that nothing has got a self nature. Everything is dependently arising and dependently ceasing. Nothing can happen independently. Thus, if you feel that a person has hurt you, you are wrong. That person is not responsible but the entire universe is responsible.

Let us understand this with an example. A man was sitting on the branch of a tree in the forest. The gum of the branch got stuck to his trousers. He gave the trousers to the laundry. The man went to collect his trousers and met a beautiful lady there  to whom he got married later. They gave birth to a child who later became the President of America.

Now please tell, who is the cause of that boy becoming the President. Is it the gum on the branch, the branch of the tree, the trousers, the laundry man, the lady or who or what?  All or no one is responsible. Everything is happening automatically. The brain always fixes somebody to be responsible. When you realise this profound truth, you will naturally forgive whom you are hurt with. Seriously contemplate."

デイリーティーチング 16Nov2013


Guilt is non-acceptance. Repentance is acceptance. "


..Sri Amma Bhagavan

 


Have a Day of Acceptance !
 

Exposition by Namannji :

"The teaching is so obvious. Take some real life examples in your life to understand the teaching. If you have done a mistake and you are not able to forgive yourself, we say that you are feeling guilty. You will keep brooding over it time and again. This happens because the thought that you should not have done, or you should have done something else rather than the mistake you have committed etc will keep haunting you. You are not able to face or accept the fact that you have done the mistake. This is nothing but guilt and suffering.
 
Now let us see what repentance is. Unlike guilt, repentance is accepting to yourself that you have done the mistake. You go into the other person's shoes and actually try to experience the other person's suffering - of what he / she is going through and genuinely feel for that person. This is not done for any result like - to impress the other person or others, to be free from suffering etc. but truly experience the other. When this happens, very naturally you will be free from the suffering you are undergoing which we call repentance. Tears, words like sorry or any other act are natural. They do not arise out of understanding,  habit or for the sake of doing it as a courtesy or to avoid guilt. Then, we also say, there is transformation in you. Keep watching within when you do a mistake- whether it is guilt or repentance. If you are aware, half the battle is won by you. The other half battle will be won naturally by the Divine.

Best of Grace.
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