Some people asked me, “How can we make this earth a peaceful planet where there is no war, no fight”?
I replied, “First thing we should do is we must abolish all the present religions from the earth, only one religion is HUMANITY, one GOD of all of us is ALMIGHTY (no specific name is given as done in religions) or GOD. 90 percent war and fight will go away.”
Am I right?
Main Cause of War, as I have seen around my place and country is Religion and related intolerance and I see, not people but Religions fight with each other.
There are some other causes which stir peace of outside world. We hopefully can abolish the causes and establish peace and harmony in human beings and make this world a heaven, a peaceful place.
Your Mind Garden is your own garden, very personal. So, you can choose what to do/plant/keep/grow in the garden, like – plant cactus or flowering plants? Leave barren or cultivate it? Fence it or leave it open? “I can hurt you” means you allowed me to stampede in your mind garden. I destroyed peace flowers in your garden. “I wanted to hurt someone, so spewed some vituperative language at him”, but the person kept smiling. My bad words didn’t hurt him. I knew he had fortified his mind. What to allow in and what not to was solely under his decision, his choice. “I can give out only the things whatever I do have.” Keep good things inside and fortify your mind so that ownership of the garden solely comes to you. I know sadness, upsets are not chosen by you, then why are you upset? You allowed somebody to make you upset or you allowed somebody/ some circumstances to trespass into your Mind Garden. You became a viewer and watched their rampant dance in your peaceful Mind Garden. Please don’t allow them. Come on! Be yourself. Please don’t allow petty things to come in and hurt you. Whatever tries to hurt you, count them petty things and forget. You are special, you are bigger than that problem. If you take your problem a big one, it will be bigger than you and suppresses you. All your problems whatever in the world are smaller than you are. You can control over them and tackle them, no worries. You are not that vulnerable that a petty thing can hurt you. You are smart, good, blessed. Now smile…., yeah it’s you, the real you. Now, I hope nothing can hurt you, nothing can make you upset and sad.
Mystery is there where you can find yourself. It is beyond your breathing system. Breathe controlling and knowing that it has been controlled leads us to the another point of the mystery. This world is beyond Imagination. We cannot say that every thing that we see and realize only exists here. There are many things which exist here which are beyond our feel, see, realize and knowledge. That’s why mystery exists in this world.
How do we control breathing? We can do it by learning Pranayama, Kapal-vati, Agnisar, Bahirbandh and Antarbandh.
Pranayama is slowly breathing in from left of nose-hole; breathing out from right of nose-hole by blocking the alternative nose-hole with thumb and again breathing in from right of nose-hole and breathing out from left of nose-hole. This completes one cycle of Pranayama. Take at least 5 seconds to inhale and 5 seconds to exhale.
Kapalvanti is using of energy (force) to exhale with a tune. (Need to learn from teacher).
Agnisar is movement of abdomen (in different directions and round) after complete exhale then blocking breath from inhale for at least 15 seconds.
Bahirbandh : breath out and block breath from inhale for at least 30 seconds. And slowly let the breath in. Bahirbandh means hold outside.
Antarbandh: Antarbandh means hold inside. Inhale and block it inside at least for 30 seconds and then slowly release the breath.
All these exercises and yogas are done in Sukhasana or if possible Lotus Pose.
Our Meditation Teacher asked us some questions like – how long does a dog live? What’s the life span of an elephant? How many years does a tortoise live? How long can human being live? Our answer was in average like dog lives 12 years, elephant lives one hundred years, tortoise lives two to three hundred years and a human 70 years in average. Teacher asked us reason, we tried to answer but he said “No”. He said – “Breath span is life span. Breath span means a cycle of inhale and exhale. One inhale and then exhale makes a breath cycle. If breath span is short, life is short, example dog, rats etc. If breath span is longer, life is longer, example tortoise, elephant etc. In ancient India some Rhisis (ancient monks) lived 1800 years. This was not a folk-tale. We know that only human being on the earth can expand their life span by controlling breathing. Other animals cannot extend their breath span but human can do. Live long and live healthy. That’s what Yoga teaches us. Pranayama means controlling breath (air). Kapal Vanti and Anulom-Bilom are very important breathing exercises in Pranayama. If you want to practice Pranayamas, learn it properly. If Pranayamas are not done in proper way, they result sickness and dwindle in life. So, first learn the processes of Pranayamas properly and do exactly. Human can expand their life span by controlling breathing means – a person’s normal breathing rate is 16 breath cycle per minute. By Pranayama exercises, we can bring this rate down to 8 per minute. 8 breath cycle per minute means living beyond 100 years, 16 times per minute means average 60 years (life span) and 4 times per minutes means more than 200 years and less than 300 years in average. You can examine with other animals- what is their breathing span and how long they can live.”
“So, if we are ready for practicing Meditation, we must not omit Yoga. With Pranayama, we learn basic of Meditation. Mindfulness and focus are fundamental steps for Yoga and Meditation Journey.”
As we got to know, some people think that Meditation is a narrowing way from wideness to narrowness of serenity. A way towards more and more strictness – they said. Teacher said that it was a natural tendency. Soul in us is like a river which wants to flow into pacific (peacefulness) ocean, can it be said flowing form wideness to narrowness? Or from boundless to limitations? Whether knowingly or unknowingly, flowing happens there and it is inevitable. If you can see this flow, you will enjoy a lot, you will be in the ocean of pleasure, lost in it but if you are not aware of that, you will not pry That Way and not see anything. Everything remains usual for you. That Way is Meditation. Meditation can make you able to see the colorful Rendition of Transformation. Teacher said, “You have a head with brain, it is brain only if you can utilize it or you have a Pandora Box. Crackle of sadness, sorrows, woes and worries can be heard from even outside the box. You have skull with brain, your life is really a human life. Or if you are living with a Pandora Box, you are living just a social animal life.”
Meditation means to begin different better things at a time. When we begin doing Meditation, we are open to different divine resources which makes us accept positive elements in our lives and know, notice, mark and omit (ignore) negative elements. There is happiness, peace, pleasure of life in receiving positive elements and opposites of these in negative elements. We never success in life with more negative elements and less positive elements. At least, in this case, positive elements in our lives should be heavier than the negative elements rather than balancing both sides. It is turning to the right, like right thinking, right view, right decision, right work or action, right livelihood, right …….. more things to mention. To know oneself is very important in life. It is to recognize one’s worth birth and worth action on the earth and it is to know one’s own destination. So, many things (right things) begin with Meditation. Meditation takes us there where we ought to be, hand by hand. So simple and loving. (Subject was “Why should we begin to Meditate?” in the Meditation Camp where we had been taking part and the explanation on the subject was that the Right Things Begin With The Meditation though it may cause a bit more chaos in our mind (also in our life) at the beginning since there will be a clash in between positive and negative elements in us as we start supporting positive elements. In such cases (chaotic situation)– giving up Meditating is not right idea which gives a joy to negative elements. And the negative elements result mess in our life. Whatever situation happens to come, continues doing Meditation as per your routine. You will simply come to realize later how the negative elements wash hand form your life one by one, and the moment will be a very joyful moment.)
Work-out, physical exercises or yoga is as important as meditation in life, as said by Yoga Teacher in a Meditation Camp. As well he warned us not to tamper one’s own body by intense work-out, instead he told us to love our body. Normal exercise is better and very important too, as he said. Teacher told the participants about some compulsory exercises – hands moving exercises, legs moving exercises, head moving exercises, body moving exercises, eyes moving exercises, breathing exercises like Kapal Vanti and Anulom-Bilom, roaring exercise (Lion Roar Exercise) and belly moving exercises. These exercises keep our body in balance and restore body-mind-self balance. We should not let diseases make our body their residence. Do you know we think eating, working, sleeping, drinking, clothing, family-friends-company etc. are part of life? we never take Meditation as part of life but it is. Yoga is physical exercise and Meditation is mental exercise. We need both and both are similarly compulsory. Wounds heal, sick recovers and if you learn this, you will succeed.
Everybody in the world thinks, so they exist. Thinking a thought is a thing and fight in the mind is different one. Fight in mind and different type of thoughts are similar in one sense. Fight means so many different thoughts. Unless there is fight in mind, there is no peace with you whatever the world you have around you. Why there is fight in mind? It’s because there is existence of negative and positive elements or aspects in us. Unless positive elements totally conquer over negativity from the core of us, the positive elements keep fighting against negative elements. And the fight continues. From the time when the positive elements totally defeat the negative elements, the person attain the state of peace, tranquility, calmness. The person gets peace. I shall be in peace. But during the times when there was fight in the core of mine, I had been suffering. I looked into myself. I knew that I should support positive elements. I started doing the same. Positive elements get charged as I support them and fight became easier for the positive elements, it made my life easier. Thousands of petty thoughts expired. I learned to make few dominant thoughts instead thousand unnecessary thoughts. I began to flow with main stream. “To look into oneself” is similar process as of Lord Buddha’s “Ihi Passiko” (Come and see). Transformation of life is possible only when we look into ourselves, know or realize the elements and support positives. Meditation can support us to make things easier and better.