Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Right combo or a Buddha

What makes you a Buddha?

Buddha is not a man living outside of the world, disconnected from the world, on the contrary Buddha is in the world and yet not of the world. A Buddha is not a person but a state -- the ultimate state, the ultimate flowering.

Life is a moment to celebrate, to enjoy. Make it fun, a celebration, and then you will enter the temple. The temple is not for the long-faced, it has never been for them. Look at life--do you see sadness anywhere? Have you ever seen a tree depressed? Have you seen a bird anxiety-ridden? Have you seen an animal neurotic? No, life is not like that, not at all. 

One may think that the Buddha was a human. But the Buddha denied this too. Once a Brahmin named Dona, approached the Buddha and questioned him.

"Your Reverence will be a deity ?"
"No, indeed, brahmin, a deity am I not," replied the Buddha.
"Then Your Reverence will be a god?"
"No indeed, brahmin, a god am I not."
"Then Your Reverence will be a human being?"
"No indeed, brahmin, a human being am I not."
"Who, then will Your Reverence be?"

The Buddha replied that He had destroyed Defilements which conditions rebirth as a god or a human being and added:
"As a lotus, fair and lovely, By the water is not soiled, By the world am I not soiled; Therefore, brahmin, am I Buddha!"

Only man has gone wrong somewhere, and he has gone wrong somewhere because he thinks himself to be very wise, very clever. Your cleverness is your disease. Don't be too wise. Always remember to stop; don't go to the extreme. 

A little foolishness and a little wisdom is good, and the right combination makes you a Buddha.

You Never Know

You Never Know How and When The Existence will Start Using You for its Purpose.

You Never Know How and When You will be filled with Abundance..

And You will start Raining, Quenching the thirst of Many.. 

You Never Know How and When You will be Full of Fruits and Shade.. 

And Travellers will take Shelter and Food from You.. 

You Never Know How and When You will be Full with Love and Light.. 

And You will Start Spreading The Fragrance of Beauty to Everyone..

You Never Know How and When The Death will come And Make You Deathless..
And Life will start flowing out of You.. 

You Never Know, How & When…
A Poem by Sri Sri Ravishanker Ji

Are you courageous enough to be vulnerable ?

If you are growing more and becoming an individual, if life is happening more to you, if you are becoming more open, if more beauty is felt in existence, if more poetry is arising in your heart, if more love flows through you, more compassion, if you are becoming more aware, then the relationship is good.  Carry on. Then it is not a marriage.  Then it is intimacy.

What breaks Intimacy?
  •         Taking a position, or ego
  •          Desires
  •          Expectations
  •          Insensitivity or too much sensitivity
  •          Judgments
  •         Taking intimacy for granted
  •          Finding imperfection in yourself or others
  •          Grumbling or lack of gratitude
  •          Lack of vivek or vairagya – discretion or dispassion
One is not ready and courageous enough to open up, to show one’s inner chaos and to be vulnerable. The other may exploit it – that fear is there. The other may become too dominant seeing that you are a chaos. 

Seeing that you need a master, that you are not a master of your own being, the other may become the master. Hence everybody tries to protect themselves, so nobody knows their inner helplessness, otherwise they can be exploited. This world consists of much exploitation.

Intimacy is dissolving infinity, which brings you to the moment. You go beyond the events. Look beyond the events, dissolve into infinity, and be in the moment.

This is the way to maintain intimacy.