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This Earth, This Body

This Earth, This Body

Nov 05,2017 , 01:42 AM IST | Sunday Hans
To be spiritual means to somehow transcend the physical. In terms of our experience, “physical” fundamentally means the body. The most intimate physicality in existence for you is your body; and this body is just a piece of earth. So, one instrument or method for a person to transcend the physical is to constantly remind the physical – experientially, not intellectually – of what it really is.
The Snakes and Ladders of Life

The Snakes and Ladders of Life

Oct 29,2017 , 12:38 AM IST | Sunday Hans
Whatever the past karma, it is like this: let us say, until the age of thirty you earn ten million rupees. Now you can either squander it or make it grow. In the past, you might have created some riches within you. In this life you may either add to it or squander it; but definitely some quality of that will be there in your life, though in unconsciousness it may go to waste.
Stress is your creation

Stress is your creation

Oct 22,2017 , 12:43 AM IST | Sunday Hans
It is not a question of the nature of the work that you are doing which is causing stress; it is just that you don’t know how to function smoothly within yourself. You have no control over your own system.
From stagnation to stillness

From stagnation to stillness

Sep 17,2017 , 12:37 AM IST | Sunday Hans
Stagnation is a certain disease. It is anti-life. Stillness is a tremendous amount of life not manifesting itself in any way. It is just there – potent. That is God. God is stillness, not stagnation. The mind is stagnation.
War and Peace

War and Peace

Jun 25,2017 , 12:51 AM IST | Hans
Forces of love-compassion and anger-hate are always functioning in the world. It is a seesaw game. The question is, which end of the seesaw do you want loaded? If we are really on the brink of a terrible situation, it is all the more important that the spiritual process is applied more vigorously as ultimately, that is the only thing that will maintain sanity in the world.
The Way of the Body

The Way of the Body

Jun 17,2017 , 11:54 PM IST | Hans
If you go by the ways of the body, it knows only self-preservation and procreation. It is incapable of anything else. These are the only two aspects of the body. If you go by the dimension beyond the physical, there is the longing to become boundless. 
Withdrawing From Activity

Withdrawing From Activity

Jun 10,2017 , 11:56 PM IST | Hans
To seek the Divine, should you withdraw from worldly affairs? How can you withdraw from worldly affairs anyway? It all depends on what it is that you call worldly affairs. Is cooking your food a worldly affair? Yes. Is washing your clothes a worldly affair? Yes. You have to do these worldly affairs. Otherwise how will you live here?  
How does one control the thought process?

How does one control the thought process?

Jun 04,2017 , 12:08 AM IST | Hans
‘I want to control the thought.’ This by itself is a thought. Once you get into this ‘trying to control the thought process,’ there is no end to it. It is an endless fight. 
Can One Live Life minus God?

Can One Live Life minus God?

May 28,2017 , 01:08 AM IST | Hans
When I was eight or nine years of age, I was so intrigued to see what happens to people who go into the temple to meet God. So I went and planted myself in front of a major temple, watching everyone closely when they come out. 
Beyond Sense Perceptions

Beyond Sense Perceptions

May 20,2017 , 11:44 PM IST | Hans
Except nature, you have never experienced any power beyond yourself. You are not blowing the wind. This much is very clear to you. The wind blows with tremendous power but you did not start this wind. And you did not create yourself – you just happen to be here. Without that energy or that something which is beyond you, nothing can happen. Something must have created you.
The Deception of Desire

The Deception of Desire

May 13,2017 , 11:46 PM IST | Hans
Generally people think freedom is physical. For most people freedom is always physical. What freedom means for most people is, “I become free from my work, my family, from all restrictions. 
What is the basis of reaction?

What is the basis of reaction?

Apr 22,2017 , 10:59 PM IST | Hans
For most people, most of their reactions are just helpless reactions. Many times you tell yourself, “Next time I should not react like this.” But the next time, the reaction gets more violent. 
A Powerful Way to Transform Yourself

A Powerful Way to Transform Yourself

Apr 08,2017 , 11:41 PM IST | Hans
Every human being, either consciously or unconsciously, through the process of what we call life, creates a certain image, a certain personality of himself. This image that you have created within yourselves has nothing to do with reality. 
A Good Planet, A Good Life

A Good Planet, A Good Life

Apr 01,2017 , 10:57 PM IST | Hans
We are living in a time when we have to think of protecting the things that have always nurtured us. This is the first time in the history of humanity that we have to talk about protecting the planet. Never before did anyone have such an insane idea that they had to protect the planet. The planet always took care of us.
Allowing the Feminine to Flow

Allowing the Feminine to Flow

Mar 26,2017 , 12:38 AM IST | Hans
Today, for the first time, humanity is at a point where we can relax our survival attitudes a little bit. If we relax our survival instincts, you will see, naturally the feminine becomes very significant. But unfortunately, modern societies are not relaxing their survival instinct; whether it is a car or a home or whatever, we are just raising the bar. 
The four kinds of sounds

The four kinds of sounds

Mar 18,2017 , 11:24 PM IST | Hans
There are four kinds of sounds. The first type of sound is called “Vaikari.” This is the physical sound that you hear, for example when somebody speaks. 
7 Billion People, 7 Billion Religions

7 Billion People, 7 Billion Religions

Mar 05,2017 , 12:03 AM IST | Hans
There is sufficient intellect on the planet right now for us to reconsider the very fundamentals of religion on this planet. Religion is an inward step. It is something very intimate that a human being does within himself. It is not something that you organise and do on the street, it is a step towards your creator. 
The significance of sound Shiva

The significance of sound Shiva

Feb 25,2017 , 11:52 PM IST | Hans
Sometime ago, I had some guests from Australia. I was driving them around in Mysore to show them a few places. These people, if I drove fast, they would say “Shit!” If I braked, they would say “Shit!” If they saw something beautiful, they said “Shit!” 
The Significance of Mahashivarathri

The Significance of Mahashivarathri

Feb 18,2017 , 11:28 PM IST | Hans
When we say Shiva, most people look at him as some kind of a God who is beyond everything. But if you look at the Shiva Purana, his life was this – he went through everything any human being would go through. He is many things at the same time. He is the most beautiful and also the ugliest. 
Shiva – Source of All Art Forms

Shiva – Source of All Art Forms

Feb 11,2017 , 11:52 PM IST | Hans
One of the more significant dimensions of Shiva is Natesha – the source of all art forms. There is a Nataraja statue standing at the entrance of the CERN laboratory in Switzerland, one of the most notable physics laboratories in the world. This is because they identified that there is nothing in human culture closer to what they are doing right now.
Who was the first enlightened being?

Who was the first enlightened being?

Feb 05,2017 , 12:11 AM IST | Hans
According to the yogic tradition, Shiva is not seen as a god, but as the Adiyogi or first Yogi and Adi Guru or the first Guru. He transmitted the yogic sciences to his seven disciples – the Saptarishis – on the banks of Kantisarovar, the lake that is a few kilometers above Kedarnath in the Himalayas. 
Detachment is Death

Detachment is Death

Jan 29,2017 , 12:11 AM IST | Hans
Everybody talks about detachment. If you get detached from life, that means death. If you talk detachment, you are talking about avoiding life. 
Bhakti Yoga and the nature of devotion

Bhakti Yoga and the nature of devotion

Jan 22,2017 , 12:49 AM IST | Hans
There was a time when the most dominant factor in a human being was his emotion. Today, emotion is not the most dominant part in you but it is still the most intense part in you. 
Amateur versus Professional

Amateur versus Professional

Jan 08,2017 , 12:24 AM IST | Hans
We always use the word “professional” in the context of saying that someone did something without any emotion – someone did just what is needed. 
Enlightenment – When?

Enlightenment – When?

Dec 25,2016 , 12:28 AM IST | Hans
It is not really a question of time, it is a question of when you will do it. “How long does it take?” There is no such thing because you are here. If you want to realise yourself, should it take time? 
How to Grow Spiritually

How to Grow Spiritually

Dec 18,2016 , 01:00 AM IST | Hans
Essentially, a home is an arrangement to live. People make arrangements according to their means and needs. You choose an arrangement that is convenient for whatever purpose you live for. 
Are We Gifting Our Children A Disaster?

Are We Gifting Our Children A Disaster?

Dec 11,2016 , 12:04 AM IST | Hans
Ecological problems are no longer a myth. The facts are ranged in such a manner that it is a clear statement. The way we are going right now, it is a disastrous path. 
A Perfect Union

A Perfect Union

Nov 27,2016 , 12:04 AM IST | Hans
In the very nature of things, life can never get perfect – there is always room for improvement. But the geometrical alignment behind creation is in a certain state of perfection. 
A Larger Slice of Life

A Larger Slice of Life

Nov 20,2016 , 01:17 AM IST | Hans
Balarama asked Krishna a question when they had to leave Mathura and were going through all kinds of hardship: “Why are all these things happening to us, and that too with you around?” 
Experience life’s deeper dimensions

Experience life’s deeper dimensions

Nov 13,2016 , 12:00 AM IST | Hans
Why many people have developed an allergy to spirituality is because somebody always told them, ‘spirituality means leaving everything and going to the mountains.’ Even if you want to go, there is not enough space for everyone there.