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How Mind is different from Consciousness?

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The mind is the surface reality, while the consciousness is the deeper truth of life. Both mind and consciousness are one and the same but their experience differs.

To experience the mind, all you need to do is, close your eyes, and you will experience the activities in the mind. To experience the consciousness, all the activities of the mind cease to exists. The experience of consciousness happens, when you dive deeper within the self, beyond the surface layer of the mind. (more…)

How to Create a Healthy LifeStyle by Conscious Living?

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Lifestyle is your way of living.

Healthy Lifestyle is to live everyday life, where you get better with your health and feel good about the self and the life as a whole with each passing day.

Conscious living is to bring your attention to your every activity of the day. (more…)

Am I the Body, Mind or Spirit?

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There are many who relates themselves, with how they appear, which is fine in terms of presentation, but if your physical body becomes your identity than you simply disconnect from the truth of life and creates your life around the illusions.

Am I the physical body?

What if somebody takes down one of my hand, do I still remain?

What if somebody takes down both of my legs, do I still remain?

That means the physical body is part of me, but I exist more than this physical body. The physical body that you have is an addition to your personality and not your limited identity. (more…)

How to be Happy all the time?

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The dreams and desires that you chase in the outside world or the basic needs that you fulfill to survive exists not outside but inside.

If you have to describe your pain or suffering, where you will look for the information or data, outside or inside?

The same applies for the happiness. To experience the happiness all the time, there is one place, where you have to search for and that is within. In the outside world, we manifest our inner dreams and desires, but it all exists inside. (more…)

A Boy’s Encounter with a Sage

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He was thinking all day long. Although the thoughts of freedom captured his mind, but he could never gather the courage to take that steps. Finally, the day has arrived. Everyone was asleep. It was a full moon night. He gathered all his courage and escape the orphanage.

He was walking the street of the town for the first time all alone. He was familiar with the street but he has not experienced the same street with the absolute freedom. He was relishing the scenic beauty on both the ways of the street. For the first time, he has a sigh of relief. By wandering down the street, he came across the side of the river. (more…)

Is Life PreDestined or there is something more to it?

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In the east, there is a saying, “Birth, death, and marriage are pre-destined.” Today we will explore the truth behind the destiny, luck, or chance in life, and do these things play its role, or we have something else that governs the life.

Before we move forward with the discussion, let me make it, clear the definition of destiny.

What is destiny?

Destiny is a pre-defined event, that is bound to happen and cannot be changed or alter in any way possible.

When we see the process of birth, it starts with the desire. The desire allows the couple come together and goes through the process so that they can have an outcome in the form of a child.

So, here is the desire, the process, and an outcome.

The desire pushes you into the process and you receive an outcome. If you don’t have the desire in the first place, still the right process is enough to produce an outcome.

The center point is the process. It’s the process that drives the life. Either you go through the process consciously or unconsciously, you are going to receive the outcome out of it.

The birth of a child is an outcome of the process. The life is nowhere pre-destined but comes out of the right process. Everything that you see in the physical form appears out of the natural process that can be measured scientifically.

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With life, the most important thing is its process. The one who understands the process of life drops all the ideas of luck, destiny or chance from his life and consciously create his life, by understanding and following the process of life.

When it comes to death, even death is not pre-destined. Anyone can choose his death at any point of time in his life. He is not bound by anything. No destiny comes in between if someone wants to end his life. If somebody is alive, it’s only because he choose to live.

When the person dies after a certain age, the body has gone through its process that it can longer hold the life in the body, and thus life has to leave the body. The death is not an outcome of the destiny, but death is a result out of the process.

The choice in life is equivalent to the desire. The choice, intentions or desires act as a guide on the path of life. It gives the direction to your life. Remember the signboard will not take you to the destination, but you have to walk the path to reach your destination.

All your intentions, desires, choices and decisions with your life are no more than the signboards. You guide your life in a specific direction with them. But the direction is not enough, and you have to go through the process before you expect the desired outcome.

Some people think thoughts and imagine things, and dreams way into their future, but they forget that they have to go through the process of life before they see the manifestation part of it. To manifest your dreams and desires, you have to go through the process. Unless you go through the process, you cannot bring your dreams and desires into reality.

When it comes to marriage or life partner, it appears that the destiny plays its role. Well, at any moment of time, we have the choice to choose or deny something.

If we deny something, we rule out those things from our life, even if it’s a life partner. At the same time, when we agree to the relationship, we consciously choose to be with someone, and then it’s not only that one choice that makes marriage possible, but you go through the whole process of life, to keep it going.

Marriage is not a one-day event but lifetime effort. Each day you put the necessary effort to keep the things going. Just out of the destiny, you got the partner, doesn’t make the relationship works. Coming together has no point unless you are ready to walk till the end, through the entire journey called life.

When destiny, luck or chance becomes the center point in our lives, our lives tend to dwell in a direction, which is far away from the true reality. At the same time, when understanding becomes the center point in our lives, we come closer to the natural ways of life and try everything to become one with it, with our daily living.

Life initiates with the dreams, desires, choices, and decisions. When you make some choice with your life, you choose a certain path to walk upon. When you get on the path, every path has its own rules to follow or the process that one has to go through, to accomplish his dreams or desires.

By understanding the process of life and following it till the end, brings you closer to the desired outcome.

Now, the process of life can be followed consciously or unconsciously. Unknowingly you can repeat the same process of life, and some day you receive the desired outcome. This way, we may fulfill our desires of life, but still miss to understand the very process of life, that allowed it to happen.

Most of our lives are spent in chasing the desires and repeating the same process of life, but nobody consciously takes time for himself, and observe the actual process of life.

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The desires are part of life and require to be fulfilled so that we can take our life forward. But at the same time, the process of life is equally important as its not only help us to achieve the desired outcome, but it also connects us with the natural process of life that works as a whole.

The right understanding of the process of life frees us from all the ideas, beliefs, and faiths and rituals that keep us engaged in repeating the same process of life and never allow us to see the truth of life, which is available for everyone.

The process of life can be known by bringing your awareness to the moment. If you consciously put your mind to your desires and consciously walk the path towards your desires, you not only fulfill your desire, but you also understand the process behind it.

The life doesn’t remain a blindfold for you, but you go through every experience of life with an open eye.

Meditation: The Beginning of a New Life

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Excerpt from the Book: 

Chapter 2.) How to Meditate?

This is the simplest query in appearance, but when you get into its practicality, the same question becomes the most trivial question for millions.

Before you understand, how to meditate and apply into your life, there are basics in relation to the practice of meditation that needs to be clear.

The first thing that needs to be clear before you initiate into the process of meditation is, whenever you experience life through any of your senses, you don’t experience it with the senses, but senses are just an instrument for the mind to experience outside life. That means, whatever you experience in the outside reality, you only experience through your mind and the bodily senses, are just an instrument for the mind to experience outside reality.

Second thing, the mind is a subtle body inside, that is separate from the physical body and can be consciously separated from the physical body in deep meditation.

Third thing, the act of meditation is to know one’s mind with the mind.

In meditation, you know and understand mind with the mind. To understand the truth of the universe, you need to take your attention inward and move deeper beyond the surface reality of the mind.

When the mind is directed in the outside reality, you accumulate all the different experiences and impressions of life, inside your mind.

In meditation, when you take the attention of your mind inward, you experience the same outside experiences and impressions of life, inside. The practice of meditation helps you to reveal your own personal identity and the truth beyond it. You come across your own life, that you have lived and accumulated from the past.

With the practice of meditation, no truth of life can remain hidden from you.

Chapter 3.) Be an Observer in Meditation

You watch movies. What you do, while watching movies, you see. Every movie has its own story, plots, scene’s, characters, and actors. Every story of the movies has its own drama, romance, comedy, action, thrill, suspense, and emotions.

You also have your own movie inside your head. Every movie has its own past or background. When you become an observer of your own movie, you also start understanding the past or background of your movie.

When you see your movie, inside your head, you see it, from the beginning to your present stage of life. Slowly by observing the story of your head, your own movie becomes clear to you.

When you go outside to watch the movie, you can’t interfere, but all you can do is simply watch. In a similar manner when you observe your own movie in meditation, your role remains to be an observer of your movie.

If you wish you can interfere with your movie, but when you start interfering, you stop the process of understanding your movie.

First thing, you need to practice during meditation is to become an observer of everything that goes inside of you. Only then you can understand your whole movie and its past, present and more likely the future, written by you.

Your role in meditation is to observe everything that goes into your head. Just by observing the story of your mind, it starts to become clear to you.

Chapter 8.) The Ultimate Purpose of Practicing Meditation

When you practice meditation, you always wanted to know, what is the ultimate purpose behind it?

There is a lot, that has been talked about meditation and anyone who initiates into the process of meditation also held’s lots of expectations from it. Meditation is a doorway to realize the source of life in you. No truth or experience remains to realize beyond the life source.

The practice of meditation has the power to take you beyond the periphery of your mind and make you one with the truth. You reach the destination with the realization of the source. Life becomes absolutely clear to you.

All the puzzles of the mind, all the queries of this life and after life get resolved with the practice of meditation. No mysteries or puzzles of life remain unresolved for you.

No matter what you are seeking with life, but when you get on the path of meditation, you come to an end of the road. Nothing is required other than meditation, to go through this path of life. The meditation is the last path. With the meditation, you come to an end of the road.

It’s only with the meditation, you realize that there is no-where to go, and nothing to seek in life. Everything exists in you and you are an end in itself.

Chapter 9.) Your Dreams reveals the making of Life in you

Everyone sleeps and in sleep you see dreams. When you dream, you are actually part of that reality. When you dream, the dream doesn’t remain a dream, but it becomes your reality for that moment.

If you closely observe your dreams and move deeper and deeper into it, it can reveal the making of life in you.

When you wake up, what you saw as a dream was some pictures in the mind. You were part of few situations, where you were actually living the reality. Unless you wake up, you cannot realize it whether it was a dream or a reality.

When you wake up, you remember some pictures from your dream. Those pictures reveal everything of the dream. Now, these pictures are nothing but your thoughts and imagination. If you observe them closely, you will find the similarity between your dreams and your daily experiences and impressions of life.

You cannot dream something that your mind is not familiar with. The mind forms dreams, desires, thoughts and imagination using different composition and mixture of your daily experiences and impressions of life.

In your dream, you are present but as a part of your dream. You become one with the dream. You cannot exist separate from your dream, otherwise, your dream perish. Your dreams can only exist in your absence. The time you regain your presence, dreams elapse.

Chapter 11.) Truth (Direct Experience) Vs Belief

Everyone is looking for magic with life, and if you ask me, where is the magic, I will direct you towards meditation. Meditation is the father of all the magic of life. All your illusions, and all your chaos and all your problems with life, is only due to, not knowing the truth.

The time you realize the truth, all the illusory ideas simply shed away from the mind. Whether we believe it or not, our lives are surrounded by our past beliefs. We create our lives out of our beliefs. If you go in-depth of any aspect of life, you will realize that everything that you have created till now is less out of an experience and more out of beliefs. There are very few, who sit down and analyze their lives.

If you go in-depth of any aspect of life, you will realize that everything that you have created is less out of an experience and more out of beliefs. You have only followed the tradition, be it your personal life or say professional life. There are very few, who sit down and analyze their lives.

Even when you inquire about the truth, you still follow your beliefs of the mind. It’s hard to get rid of the barriers of the mind. The personal identity and the memories of the mind that you consider as yours, is the only barrier that keeps circling the mind.

From the religion to personal life, from professional life to our social life, everything is created out of beliefs. We don’t look for direct experience; rather we simply follow what already exists from the past. This simply separates us from the truth of life.

Life exists in the moment and has no relevance from the past or the future. It’s only when you live out of the beliefs of the past or thinking about the future, you separate yourself from the truth of the moment, and start living out of the projections of the mind.

We never enter into the fresh future; rather we only stretch our past beliefs into the future. Our entire castles of life are built on the beliefs of the past. Sometimes our intentions are honest, with different aspects of life but it again serves the age-old beliefs of the past. Till the time, you don’t question every aspect of life and realize the truth of it, you only create your life out of beliefs.

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What is the Purpose of Life and Why do we all Exist?

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Sooner or later, the phase comes in our lives, where we try to look for the purpose of our lives, or look for the reasons behind our existence. This question is common to all and pinches in everyone’s life when you come face to face with the absurdity of life.

The point is, does this question has any relevance or does any answer exist for this question, or it’s again a thing of the mind? (more…)

How Karma-Philosophy or Cause and effect actually works?

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Life doesn’t work at the level of mind, and thus whatever philosophy or beliefs we create at the level of mind, stands untrue. Life works at the level of spirit or life energy.

Now, before we move further to understand the process of karma or cause and effect, it’s important to understand the role of life energy in the body. (more…)

How Body, Mind, and Spirit works together?

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You understand the nature of the body with the mind. You understand mind with the mind, and you realize spirit with the mind.

Body, mind, and spirit are the three separate subtle as well as physical bodies that work together, so that process of life can happen in you. Body, mind, and spirit can be experienced separately within, in deep meditative experience.

Body, mind, and spirit also have a source. The source lies in you. The source is an end in itself. The source doesn’t have any source. So the life initiates from the source, and the spirit and mind come from the source and works with the body.

The physical structure of the body is formed in the mother’s womb, and thus when you come out of the womb, the only thing remain for the physical body is the nourishment. The physical body is nourished by three things, i.e. sleep, food and physical movement.

Your physical body is formed in a way, where these three things are essential to keep the physical body healthy. Once the structure of the body is formed, all your life you nourish your body.

If you can keep up the perfect balance of sleep, food and exercise, you can make most out of your body and mind.

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The mind again is a separate subtle body exists in the physical body. The mind is one. The mind is not divided at any point. All your thinking, logic, imagination, feelings, emotions, past, present or future or time-bound state of mind, happens in one mind.

The mind is one, but when the spirit works with the mind, it divides the mind according to its nature. The spirit adjusts itself, according to the nature of the mind. It’s the spirit that nourishes the physical body too.

When you experience the one whole mind in the body, the first time you realize that, all your thoughts, imagination, feelings or emotions is only because of the spirit, tied around the mind and body in a certain way.

The spirit adjusts itself within the mind and body, according to the dreams and desires of the mind. The spirit is influenced by the nature of the mind. All the dreams and desires of the mind are fulfilled by the spirit.

When you move deep in your meditation, the first thing you experience is your mind and next thing you experience is your spirit. The spirit comes from within, to work with the mind and body. The mind remains in the middle, between the spirit and the body.

The mind is the driving wheel for both the spirit and the body, but when the same mind is directed inward towards the source, the spirit that previously works with the mind and body to manifest the outside life, begin to shift towards the source.

The natural process of life can only be understood, by realizing the source of life within. The understanding of life remains very limited at the level of body and mind. With life, every effort has to be made to realize the source of life within.

In life, many identify themselves with the body, and thus their perspective remains limited to the physical aspect of life. With the bodily consciousness, your understanding remains limited to the matter.

If you choose to grow and evolve with life, the shift is needed from body consciousness to the mind consciousness.

Your personal identity that identifies itself with the body should shift to the identification with the nature of the mind.

Remember, you understand physical reality with the mind, and you also understand mind with the mind. Thus, even if you have body consciousness, your understanding will come from your mind. It’s the personal identity of the mind that takes a shift from body consciousness to the mind consciousness.

When you start to relate yourself with the things of the mind, you can also see the truth behind the outside reality that exists at the level of mind.

Yes, the outside reality that you see remains limited to your own perspective. If your perspective remains limited to the physical aspect of life, you cannot experience the reality, beyond it, but as your understanding shifts from physical reality to subtle reality, you take a leap from physical world to the subtle world within your perspective.

Now, that’s what the process of evolution is all about. At the level of mind. You grow and evolve within the mind.

When you start to identify yourself with the mind, you not only understand your perspective, but you also understand the perspective of others around you.

With the mind, you can understand the different aspects of the mind, but to experience the whole mind, you have to rise above the nature of your mind and realize yourself as a spirit. It’s the spirit that can experience the whole mind.

The spirit can be realized not with the desires of the mind, but when there is no dream or desire left in the mind.

All the dreams and desires of the outside reality remain on the surface of the mind. All your thoughts, feelings, experiences and impressions float on the surface of the mind. When your attention shifts from the surface reality of the mind, and look for the truth beyond the nothingness of the mind, you unlock the spirit in the body.

The spirit is so tied around the mind and body, that it’s difficult to realize it unless you reach to the state of nothingness of the mind.

With the realization of the spirit, you understand the very nature of the mind and see the process of life that takes place within the body.

As it’s been mentioned above, the life doesn’t end with the spirit, but the spirit too has its source within the body. Once you realize the spirit, you follow the movement of the spirit that takes you to the realization of the source.

Remember all this meditative experience happens, by taking your attention inward. You don’t move outside but you move inward and move deeper and deeper in you.

The actual working of the body, mind, and spirit is understood with the realization of the source.

The physical body is formed within the womb, and later all it requires is the nourishment for the physical body. Every day physical body needs a proper amount of sleep, food, and movement for its nourishment. Movement is an exercise for the body. A simple walking or running on everyday basis is enough to keep your physical body healthy and fit.

The mind serves to meet the needs and desires of the outside life. More you can keep your mind empty from the unnecessary stuff, better you can make use of your mind.

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

The mind works well when there are no thoughts or imagination or no dreams or desires in your mind. The mind has to be plain empty to make most out of it. The empty mind can be well controlled and guided in the direction of our choice.

Never stop at the level of mind, but look for, with all possible means for the spirit. It’s the spirit in the body that allows the process of life to take place, and without realizing the spirit, you can only remain lost with different perspectives of the mind.

Remember the perspective of your mind has nothing to do with the reality of life. The reality of life remains separate from you unless you realize the spirit in you. It’s the spirit that gives you the truth behind different perspectives of your mind.

At last with the spirit, it’s hard to be left out, with the realization of the source. It’s the realization of the source that completes you from within. All your query in relation to God, existence, universe ends with the realization of source. All your doubts end with the source. You understand the never ending process of life.

Seek the absolute truth within, because, without it, anything that you do or achieve in your life remains incomplete. Your life only feels complete in a true sense, when you realize the absolute truth in you, as the search for all the mysteries and puzzles of life come to an end.