Wednesday, August 20, 2014
1624- '20 Thoughts For a Peaceful And Happy Life.'
1. Forgive everyone for everything.
2. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.
3. Don’t compare your life with others’, you have no idea what their journey is all about.
4. Live with the 3 E’s: Energy Enthusiasm &Empathy,
And 3 F’s: Faith, Family & Friends .
5. Try to make at least 3 people smile every day.
6. Each night before you go to bed, complete the following sentences:
“I am thankful for…” “Today I accomplished…”
7. Call your family often.
8. Dream more while you are awake.
9. What other people think of you is none of your business.
10. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
11. Enjoy the ride. Remember that this is not an amusement park and you certainly don’t want a fast pass. Make the most of it and enjoy the ride.
12. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
13. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
14. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
15. Life is too short to waste time hating any one.
16. Spend more time with people over age 70 and under the age of 6.
17. No matter how you feel get up, get dressed, and show up.
19. Make peace with your past so it won’t mess up the present.
20. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
1623- Most unhygenic
1621- Why India could not produce great philosophers like Plato, Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Kant, Hegel, Bradley, Bertrand Russell et al?
India is vibrating with certain energy fields which no other country can claim. This is because thousands of people reached to the ultimate explosion of consciousness.
India has renounced everything for a single search, THE SEARCH OF TRUTH. The whole history of India has not produced great philosophers- no Plato, no Aristotle, no Thomas Aquinas, no Kant, no Hegel, no Bradley, no Bertrand Russell.
Their search was very different from the search that has been done in other countries. In other countries people were ‘thinking’ about truth: in India, people were not thinking about truth – because how can you think about truth? Either you know it, or you don’t; thinking is impossible, philosophy is impossible. It is just like a blind man thinking about light- what can he think? He may be a great genius- it is not going to help. Neither logic is needed nor is genius needed. What is needed, is eyes to see.
Light can be seen but cannot be thought. Truth can be seen but cannot be thought. Hence we don’t have a parallel word in India for “philosophy”. The search for truth we call ‘darshan’ and ‘darshan’ means seeing.
Philosophy means thinking, and thinking is circular-about and about, it never reaches the point of experiencing.
India is the only land in the whole world , strangely, which has devoted all its talents in a concentrated effort TO SEE THE TRUTH AND TO BE THE TRUTH.
You cannot find a great scientist in the whole history of India. It was not that there were not talented people; it is not that there were not geniuses. Mathematics was founded in India; but it did not produce Albert Einstein. The whole country was not interested in any OBJECTIVE RESEARCH. To know the other has not been the goal here, BUT TO KNOW ONESELF.
For ten thousand years, millions of people persistently making a single effort, sacrificing everything for it- science, technological development, riches-accepting poverty , sickness, disease, death, but not dropping the search at any cost… it has created a certain noosphere, a certain ocean of vibrations around you.
If a foreigner comes here with a little bit of meditative mind, he/she will come in contact with it. If they come here just as a tourist, they will miss it.
The other countries don’t have the spiritual aura. They have not produced a Gautama Buddha, a Mahavira, a Neminatha, an Adhinatha, a Kabir, a Farid, a Dadu. They produced scientists, poets, great artists, painters and all kinds of talented people, but the 'mystic' is the India’s monopoly; at least up to now it has been so.
The mystic is totally different kind of human being. He is not simply a genius or a great poet or a painter- he is the vehicle of the divine, a provocation, an invitation for the divine.
It is not coincidental that whenever anybody is thirsty for truth, suddenly he is interested in India; suddenly he has started moving to India. And it is not only today, it is as old as there are records. Pythagoras, twenty-five centuries ago, came to India in search of truth. Jesus Christ came to India…
In the bible there is no record about Jesus between the ages of thirteen to thirty- seventeen years and he was crucified at thirty three. Whatever Christ is saying he has brought from India, the teachings of Gautama Buddha and Mahavira –'compassion, forgiveness, love'. Jesus says ‘It has been told by the old prophets.’-and who are the old prophets? They are all old, Jewish prophets: Ezekiel, Elijah, Moses- ‘that God is very violent God, that he never forgives.’
They have even put words into God’s mouth. In the Old Testament God says, ‘I am not your uncle, I am not a nice man. I am very jealous and I am very angry. And those who are not with me are against me.’
And Jesus says, ‘I say unto you that God is love.’ From where did he get the idea that God is love? However, never in the world has there been any record of god being love, except in the teachings of Gautam Buddha…
After resurrection, as Jesus was healed, he returned to India and he lived one hundred and twelve years. His grave is still there, in Kashmir. The inscription is in Hebrew. The inscription says “Joshua, (that is Jesus’ name in Hebrew; Jesus is Greek for Joshua) came here- a great master, lived with his disciples in silence, lived long, one hundred and twelve years, and used to call himself ‘the shepherd’.” Hence the place itself became known as ‘the village of the shepherd’. You can go to the village, it exists still- ‘Pahalgam’, that is the Hindi translation of ‘the village of the shepherd’...