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Aug 12, 2016
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No Birth, No Death
by: Janaka

Namaste,

Indeed there is no birth and death, nor anything that is temporal--at least in reference of the Eternal. But to the perspective of I-am-a-body, all such notions appear to exist. When One is truly in the Eternal Being with one's consciousness, then there is no need to talk about anything "spiritual." However, as long as there is a sense of me and you, of God and me, then such a focus helps turn the mind into less dense matters. As long as there is no attachment to such, as long as definitions are not tightly worn, then such aids will slip away eventually...

Shanti,
Janaka

Aug 12, 2016
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Life seems to be like a prolonged death
by: Anonymous

sir,
There is no mind, there is only illusion. I agree.
"Then life becomes a prolonged death" each time depression comes switch to consciousness.(that i am not this). Then life is just waiting for death and death is the only purpose to leave.
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I hope answer will be you have no death nor do have berth.)

why to talk about karma, why to talk about Vedas why to talk about meditation,!

Aug 07, 2016
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Who is there to Forgive?
by: Janaka

Namaste my friend,

There is no one to forgive. There is no one to do the forgiving. Who has an ignorant mind? Where is this ignorant mind that you speak of? The verses of Adi Shankaracharya of the "Nirvana Shatakam" are the words of Shiva, using words to point the mind to that beyond the mind. Hold onto those words and be aware of the silence between each word, from where they arise and to where they subside...Om...

Shivoham


Aug 07, 2016
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AM SORRY SIR
by: Anonymous

To day only i was aware that you replied to my question. I relay got inner peace after going through your wise suggestions. Sir i am now following NIRVANA SHATAKAM. that is pretty similar to your reply. please forgive my ignorant mind. I do beleave that you have gone through all this mind plays. Its a privilege to have reply from you sir.
Thanks a lot sir. with lot of devotion to unknown.. thank you sir

Jul 07, 2016
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All is Well
by: Janaka

Namaste Abhishek,

Thank you for contacting me and your questions. Your questions are worthy to mull over and I can tell you think deeply about the most important subject we can have on Earth. However I sense an over-heating of your brain in trying to figure out the Ultimate Answer.

The Native Americans have a name for the That which is beyond all comprehension, and that is "The Great Mystery." And as Socrates said, who was considered the wisest man by the Oracle of Delphi, "I know nothing but my ignorance."

After a while, after going round and round with the mind doing convolutions in its attempt to find the Truth, there comes a point, a realization, that the mind is just playing games. It can't find the Truth that is beyond it, which is something it does not like to admit. That is the time to just tell it to sit down and shut up, and be okay with not knowing. All is well. All is well. All is well. That's all the mind needs to know. That which gives it the power of illumination has everything in order. There is nothing to worry about.

The Self expresses through the mind and the mind creates the body and World, but the Self is not affected by any of those creations. Your natural state is without desire. So when that thought comes for that desire-less state of mind, as you said, who wants to be desireless? Only the ego. The Self is already That. And to the perspective of the Self there is no Spiritual ego; for there is only its perfect Self that it sees.

What I have found helpful, my friend, in this journey-less journey, is to just relax. All is well. When the mind and the "outside world" screams otherwise, the Voice of wisdom just reminds me that All is well. And the mind shuts up, for a higher Authority has been invited it.

I live by the words of Ramana: "Know there is One, but live as though there is two." In this temporal world of Mind, which we move through time and space--this dreamtime--we have our parts to play. For those who have the part of seeking the Truth, there is spiritual work to be done, sadhana to be performed. But for the Awakened One, there is nothing to be done. There is no time and space to have anything achieved. So while there is any sense of being in this dream, then do your dharma. But know that it is only dreamwork that is not to be taken so seriously. You are playing the part of one who is achieving what you already are. It's the way of the Leela--even the gods have their parts to play. So to answer your question: it is doing and non-doing. Meditate, chant, read the scriptures, do good deeds but be aware of the Witness that is unmoved by it all. With everything that you appear to do be mindful of That. All is well. The more you know that the quieter your mind will become.

There is no lack. You are That which you seek.

Now you asked about hope. Hoping has a quality of knowing that eventually that which is desired for will come. So to have hope that peace will come, while it is still in world of illusion, it helps to relax the mind, which in turn, helps to to know that peace is already present. And peace is what you want when your speak of being without desire. However, you can peace and desire, if desires are few and there is no attachment for the end result. After all, without desire there is no world. The Mind sires the world into being. Creativity has it place.

Be at peace, friend. Shanti,

Janaka

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