KNOW LOVE

3.05 – KNOW LOVE

We seek it here, we seek it there, and we look for love everywhere! We expect it to come to us, usually through another person. All our conditioning says it is something that happens to us. The mythology of our stories, legends and modern day entertainment industries say it is something we ‘fall into’. And yet…and yet real love cannot be acquired, possessed or accumulated. It cannot be known when we think it comes from outside ourselves. The ultimate paradox is we are it. We are love. Each one of us is a source of love that has forgotten that ‘love is what I am’. Say it now “I am love”. Doesn’t feel right does it? That’s because it’s been so long since we knew and experienced ourselves in this true way. And yet we all know that the deepest trust and the purest love is known and experienced only when we give it, not take it. As we give love in whatever way is appropriate, we are the ones to experience it first, on the way out. Falling in love is impossible. It is only infatuation, obsession with an external object, which appears to fill a gap in us. As soon as the object or person is remembered when they are not present and when they do not need to be remembered, it is simply attachment, which, if sustained, will become a de- pendency. And attachment and dependency are not love. But you already know that…don’t you?

LEARN MEDITATION

Learn Meditation:

Why has meditation been the core practice of all wisdom paths for over two thousand years? Because it is the most effective method to access your innate wisdom, rediscover inner peace and enhance your creative ability. Meditation restores well-being, and once you’re being is well again, all that you do will be successful and fulfilling. But maybe you think you are OK as you are. Perhaps you feel your being is well. But is it. Do you feel tense, worried, hopeless, mentally tired, emotionally upset…ever? Then your being is not well. Your body may be OK but you, the being, are unwell. Medication is for the body, and meditation is for the soul, that’s you, and for your mind. Learning how to meditate is one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself. Practicing meditation says you care about yourself. Being in meditation can touch the minds and hearts of others a thousand miles away. It actually says that you care about others too.

MEDITATION ON THE NATURE OF MIND

MEDITATION ON THE NATURE OF MIND: –

The purpose of the meditation is to begin to recognize and get a feel for the nature of our mind. When we refer to our mind, we are talking about an abstract concept, without having a direct experience of our mind. If we are asked to identify the mind, we may be compelled to merely point to the brain. If we were asked to define mind, we may say it is something that has the capacity to ‘know’, something that is ‘clear’, and ‘cognitive’. But without having directly grasped the mind through meditative practices, these definitions are just words. It is important to be able to identify the mind through direct experience, not just an abstract concept. So the purpose of the meditation is to be able to directly feel or grasp the conventional nature of the mind, so when you say the mind has the qualities of ‘Clarity’ and ‘cognition’, you will be able to identify it through experience, not just as an abstract concept.

Meditation helps you to deliberately stop the discursive thoughts and gradually remain in that state for longer and longer duration. As you practice meditation, eventually you get to a feeling as if there is nothing there, a sense of vacuity. But if you go further, you eventually begin to recognize the underlying nature of the mind, the qualities of ‘Clarity’ and ‘knowing’. It is similar to having pure crystal glass full of water. If the water is pure, you can see the bottom of the glass, but you still recognize that the water is there.

Generally speaking, our mind is predominantly directed towards external objects. Our attention follows after the sense experiences. It remains at a predominantly sensory and conceptual level. In other words normally our awareness is directed towards physical sensory experiences and mental concepts. But in meditation, what you should do is to withdraw your mind in- wards, don’t let it chase after or pay attention to sensory objects. At the same time, don’t allow it to be totally withdrawn that there is kind of dullness or lack of mindfulness. One should maintain a very full state of alertness and mindfulness, and then try to see the natural state of your consciousness – a state in which your consciousness is not afflicted by thoughts of the past, the things that have happened, your memories and remembrances, nor is it afflicted by thoughts of the future, like your future plans, anticipations, fears, and hopes. But rather try to remain in a natural and neutral state. When you are able to stop your mind from chasing sensory objects and thinking about the past and future and so on, and when you can free your mind from being totally ‘blanked out’, then you will begin to see underneath this turbulence of the thought process. There is an underlying stillness, an underlying clarity of the mind. One should try to observe or experience this.

Fill every thought with determination, every step with courage and every word with love by meditation.

MATTER AND ENERGY

MATTER AND ENERGY
The whole universe is resolved in two components, matter and energy.
Both can be resolved still in higher entity called Mind, the thought power. Thought is the finer manifestation than matter or energy. It is thought that splits itself in to these two. By combination of these two the whole universe has been produced.

Human body has five senses: –
Each sense has an instrument and each instrument has an organ (nerves). Organ then transfers the news to the mind. The state of mind, which reacts, is called the Intellect. There is something upon which the mind is painted all these pictures, this something upon which our sensations, carried by the mind and intellect, are placed and grouped and formed in to unity, is what is called the Soul of man. In the universe, behind the universal mind, there is also a SOUL, and it is called God.

We are Body and Mind only, not Soul – Why?

Buddhists deny the whole theory of Soul. They say, why there be not a soul as substratum, a something that is neither mind nor body but stands as back- ground for both mind and body. Let there be only mind and body. Body is the name of the stream of matter continuously changing. Mind is the name of the stream of consciousness or thought similarly changing. But the SOUL is the supreme commander of both body and mind, which never changes.

Now how does one explain the unity of body and mind?

This unity really does not exist. Take for instance, a lighted torch. If you whirl it rapidly, you see a circle of light. The circle does not really exist, but because the torch is continually moving, it creates the appearance of a circle, so there is no unity in its body, it is mass of matter continually rushing on, and this stream of matter you may call one unity. Similarly in mind each thought is separate from every other thought, it is only rushing current that leaves behind the illusion of unity; there is no need of the third substance called Soul. This universal phenomenon of body and mind all that really is, do not post some- thing behind it.

But this is not true; SOUL is the binding power of body and mind.

HUMANITY

Why have so many wars been fought in the name of Religion?

How can we eradicate the extremists of all religions?

IS IT THE BLIND FAITH OF EXTREMISM?

The answer is to teach young people about Humanity and Spirituality (Universal Religion). The author Devidas (Dev) Tahiliani has written the following book to be adopted as a textbook in high schools all over the world. He understands that Reading, Writing, Science and Math are important to survive in this world, but the training of young minds to Live and Let Live under One G-O-D (Generator, Operator And Destroyer) is also important for the survival of humanity.

There is a huge hole in the heart of all our education systems. It is where the skills and abilities of self-management should be. No one teaches children as to how to manage their thoughts, feelings, attitudes and behavior, so they find it hard to manage the Four Rs – Relationships, Roles, Responsibilities and Resources. 

Our world today is dominated by religions that require blind faith and obedience. Humans will continue to abuse each other until we understand that we share a responsibility to ourselves and to each other. The power of our inner spirituality is called Humanism.

We can each follow our own path and share our faith with others without Hatred, Scorn, or violence, and accept other paths as equally valid to our own. It is good to have some kind of faith, but we must follow it with reason.

Our whole world at present revolves around Body Consciousness and no one cares for Soul Consciousness. That is why less and less people go to religious places everyday. Everything we teach in our schools is about building your career, as to how to earn money and take care of your body; and the spiritual teachings are left to the local churches, temples, and mosques, where the extremists take advantage and brain wash the children with their ideas.

Our children spend dozen years in school, then go on to college or professional training for several more; they work out at the gym to stay healthy; they spend a lot of time enhancing their comfort, their wealth and their social status. They put a great deal in to all this and yet they do so little to improve the inner condition that determines the very quality of their lives. What strange hesitancy, fear or apathy stops them from looking within them, from trying to grab the true essence of joy and sadness, desire and hatred? Fear of the unknown prevails and the courage to

explore that inner world fails at the frontier of their mind. In pinning all their hopes on the external world, however, they can only end up being disappointed.

When we speak of the role of faith in cross-cultural conflict resolution, our challenge is to honor the diversity of the world’s humanistic and spiritual traditions while seeking common ground among them, that common ground is that we are all same GOD’s creation, he is our Generator, Operator and Destroyer. What we need is an agenda for research, dialogue and activism that is global in conception and responsive to common challenges of peacemaking and coexistence within and among the world’s many traditions.

Education of the masses about different religions is the key in resolving conflicts. With Guns and Bombs you can kill terrorists, but with education of Universal Religion (Humanity and Spirituality) you can kill the terrorism. 

“LIVE AND LET LIVE UNDER ONE G-O-D (Generator-Operator-Destroyer)”

You can purchase Live and Let Live Under One G_O_D by Devidas Tahiliani as a paperback or an E-book from the below on line stores: 

RoseDog Books Amazon Barnes & Noble Google Play

Following was Dev’s motivation to write a book:-

Devidas (Dev) Tahiliani was 7 years old when India got independence in 1947, and the country was divided by religion into Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan. Dev was born in Pakistan area. His parents being Hindu had to leave their property (Land & Buildings) and become refugees in India.

Decades later Dev personally felt the destruction of the 9/11, 2001 attacks on World Trade Center, because he was working as project manager for The Port Authority of NY&NJ (PA/NYNJ), across the river from WTC. PA/NYNJ lost about 86 workers, including some of Dev’s friends. This resulted in his Heart attack in January 2002 and Dev had to undergo quintuple bypass surgery. He then spent time sitting at home and wondering what prompted extremists to act. He started reading religious books and collecting material. 

Dev retired from PA/NYNJ in 2012 and before settling in Natick MA, close to his five grand children, he was living in Boston close to where Marathon Bombing took place in April 2013.

That attack prompted him to quickly finish his newly released book.