How to keep our Thoughts Pure

Came across this topic on the Mind is your Business, by Sadhguru. Amazing way to describe the thoughts. I want to share some of the highlights to remember.

  • Your mind is just society’s garbage bin. Everyone who comes your way throws some nonsense into your head and goes.
  • Every thought that you have is happening only from the information that you have already gathered.
  • There is nothing wrong with the content of your mind if you do not get identified with it.
  • If you don’t pay any attention to your thought, it will just die.

What makes you think I hate the British?

 from "Letters of Note"
An inquisitive letter from a Kansas City resident provoked this insightful typewritten reply from Mohandas Gandhi in 1925. Written to a Fred Campbell just over a year after being released from prison – he had served two years of a six year sentence following his promotion of the Non-cooperation movement – Gandhi took the opportunity to personally respond to the allegation that he ‘hated’ the British people.
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148, Russa Road,
Calcutta.
26th July 1925.

My dear young Friend,

I like your frank and sincere letter for which I thank you.

You seem to have taken it for granted that I hate the British. What makes you think so? I have hundreds of friends among the British people. I cannot love the Mussalmans and for that matter the Hindus if I hate the British. My love is not an exclusive affair. If I hate the British today, I would have to hate the Mohammedans tomorrow and the Hindus the day after. But what I do detest is the system of government that the British have set up in my country. It has almost brought the economic and moral ruin of the people of India. But just as I love my wife and children, in spite of their faults which are many, I love also the British in spite of the bad system for which they have unfortunately made themselves responsible. That love which is blind is no love, that love which shuts its eyes to the faults of loved ones is partial and even dangerous. You must write again if this letter does not satisfy you.

Yours sincerely,

(Signed, ‘MKGandhi’)

Will a non-vegetarian can intake spirituality? -Jayamohan

அசைவ உணவு நீங்கள் உண்கிறீர்கள். இது ஆன்மீகத்துக்கு ஒத்துப் போகும் விஷயமா?- (from karthikeyan a reader of Jayamohan)

அசைவ உணவுக்கும் ஆன்மீகத்துக்கும் சம்பந்தமில்லை – விவேகானந்தரே அசைவம் உண்டவர்தான்.திபெத், சீன,ஜப்பானிய பௌத்தம் அசைவம் உண்ணுவதை விலக்கவில்லை.  உலகம் முழுக்க ஆன்ம ஞானத்தின் படிகளில் ஏறியவர்களில் பெரும்பாலானவர்கள் அசைவ உணவாளர்களே. ஜென் ஞானிகள் சீன மெய்யியலாளர்கள் ஐரோப்பிய இறையியலாளர்கள். நீங்கள் உங்கள் குலவழக்கப்படி கற்றறிந்த சிலவற்றைக்கொண்டு ஆன்மீகம் போன்றவற்றை மதிப்பிட விழைய வேண்டாம்.

அசைவம் உண்ணுவது இந்தியாவில் தவிர்க்கப்படவேண்டியது என்றே நான் நினைக்கிறேன். ஆனால் அதற்கான காரணங்கள் குடல்சார்ந்தவை. இந்தியப் பொருளியல் சார்ந்தவை. ஓரளவு ஜீவகாருண்யம் சார்ந்தவை.

ஆன்மீகம் என்பது எது வாய்வழியாக உள்ளே செல்கிறது என்பதைச் சார்ந்தது என நம்புவது ஒரு இந்திய மூடநம்பிக்கை. இந்தியர்களுடைய மதமே எங்கே எதை எப்படி உண்பது என்பது மட்டும்தான் எனப் பலர் இந்த மனநிலையை கிண்டல்செய்திருக்கிறார்கள்.

There is really no such thing as what we call karma

 J.Krishnamoorthy

Cause and effect are not two different things. The effect of today will be the cause of tomorrow. There is no cause, isolated, which produces an effect; they are interrelated. There is no such thing as a law of cause and effect, which means that there is really no such thing as what we call karma. To us, karma means a result with a previous cause, but in the interval between the effect and the cause there has been time. In that time there has been a tremendous lot of change and therefore the effect is never the same. And the effect is going to produce another cause which will never be merely the result of the effect. Do not say, -I do not believe in karma- that is not the point at all. Karma means, very simply, action and the result, with its further cause. Sow a mango seed and it is bound to produce a mango tree-but the human mind is not like that. The human mind is capable of transformation within itself, immediate comprehension, which is a breaking away from the cause, always.

Why were temples built? – Sadhguru

The very nature of human perception is such that, right now, whatever a human being is involved with, that will be the only truth for him in his experience. Right now, most people are involved with the five sense organs and that seems to be the only truth, nothing else. Sense organs can only perceive that which is physical and because your perception is limited to the five sense organs, everything that you know as life is only the physicality – your body, your mind, your emotion and your life energies are all physical. If you see the physical existence as a fabric, then we can say you are living on the fabric of the physical. You are walking on this cloth and what you are walking on is all that is real. When you look up, there seems to be a vast emptiness above, but even there you only recognize the physical. You look at the stars or the sun or the moon – this is all physical. You don’t perceive that what is not physical, isn’t it?

What you call a temple is like putting a hole in the fabric, creating a space where the physical becomes thin and something beyond becomes visible to you. This science of making the physical less manifest is the science of consecration, so that dimension beyond the physical becomes apparent or visible to you if you are willing. To take the analogy further, it is like the temple is a hole in the fabric of the physical, where you could fall through easily and go beyond.

Today temples may be built just like shopping complexes with concrete and steel, probably for the same purpose, because everything has become commerce. When I talk about temples, I am talking about the way ancient temples were created. In this country, in ancient times, temples were built only for Shiva, nobody else. It was only later that the other temples came up because people started focusing on immediate wellbeing. Using this science, they started creating various other forms, which they could use to benefit themselves in so many different ways in terms of health, wealth, and wellbeing. They created different types of energies and different kinds of deities. If you want money, you create one kind of form or if you are full of fear, you create another kind of form, which will assist with that. These temples came up in the last 1100 or 1200 years, but before that, there were no other temples in the country except Shiva temples.

The word ‘Shiva’ literally means ‘that which is not.’ So the temple was built for ‘that which is not.’ ‘That which is’ is physical manifestation; ‘that which is not’ is that which is beyond the physical. So a temple is a hole through which you enter into a space which is not.


As a part of this glorious tradition to raise human consciousness, the Aadhi Yogi Aalayam is being constructed as an integral element which will allow many more people to experience and benefit from the Dhyanalinga Yogic Temple.

Awareness is Aliveness – Sadhguru

Right now, you know you are alive because you are alert enough. Suppose you fell asleep, do you know whether you are alive or dead? All experience has disappeared. Essentially in your experience of life, awareness is aliveness. How aware you are is how alive you are. Because the experience of life is such: only what you are aware of exists for you; the rest does not exist for you. It does not matter what is present here, if you are not aware of it, it does not exist for you. Awareness is aliveness. But any kind of intoxication, it does not matter what kind, lowers your aliveness or awareness. This is why they are telling you, you cannot drive with a drink because it lowers your awareness.

If you become fully aware, instead of existing here as a piece of creation, as a piece of flesh and blood, you will exist as the creator himself. That is the choice you have. Either you live here as just a piece of creation or you live here as the creator himself.

If you want to exist as a creator, your awareness has to spread. But your depressions, your unhappiness, your confusions, your alcohol, everything is putting your awareness down. If all you are seeking is a little bit of pleasure, I am not against it. But if you are a pleasure seeker, wouldn’t you be interested if you were given an opportunity to have a much bigger pleasure? If you could learn how to be drunk all the time and fully alert, wouldn’t you be interested?

Sadhguru

Sadhguru he is one of man who  i admired me for his unlimited happiness in his mid and action throughout his life..  A lot to learn from him. I also gone through his yoga’s which are most needed for mankind..

Q: “How long does it take to get enlightened?’

It is not really a question of time, it is really a question of when will you do it. ‘How long does it take?’ There is no such thing because you are here. If you want to realize yourself, should it take time? In reality it should not take time. But it takes time because you do not give in all at once; you give in by installments. So whether you want to go by small installments and take 100 lifetimes, or you want to do it today is your choice. How long it takes simply depends on how intense is your longing to know.