Power and Control


power and control

 

Power controls
In fearing
To lose control

DidiArtist, 11.09.2014

 

Advertisements

Monolith society: Between light and shadow


 

Individuals
In the grip
Of dictation
Education

Squeezing egoism
Attached to
Showbags
Promised candy

Imprisoned mind
Based on
Empty words
Ensnared wishes

Refulgence without orign
Sheep behaviour
To follow blindly
Embraced by ignorance

Hierarchic divions
To give importance
With instilled power
Often abused

Swinging between
Creeping corruption
And ideals in light
Showering humanity

Togetherness is light
Separation just darkness
With no life and consciousness
Lost in selfish desires

Rigid society,
Turns into humanity
By individuals
Becoming human

Beware your dream
And make it come true
To manifest harmony
Beween you and yours

DidiArtist, 19.01.2012

 

Break in time and space


 

 

Seeing, living, hearing, feeling
Thought-wrapping, thought-peeling
To experience awareness of ourselves
In the middle between you and me
Division and opening
Dual, fragmented being
Consciousness, I-awareness
Cleavage of consciousness
Of time and space
Here and now
Dripping life
Wandering metamorphosis
A separate understanding
A look into the abyss of life:

Play of Illusion
In the dream of Oneness…

DidiArtist, 12.09.2019

 

Satsang, one of the three pillars of spirituality (part 4)


 

 

 

(Full text can be read here):
http://www.kirpalsingh-teachings.org/index.php/en/talks/third-world-tour/480-satsang-one-of-the-three-pillars-of-spirituality28.html
 

By Sant Kirpal Singh, in Oakton, Virginia, USA, 29 September, 1972

 
 
Now … that is why they are just under delusion and always receiving impressions from outside. The man whose fate is like that, how can he escape from receiving impressions from outside, through the outgoing faculties? Whoever is in that state of affairs, naturally he is affected by outside life – all these impressions from outside. He has already become unclean or black-sooted, you see. In a house where there is black soot all around him, naturally he will have that very black colour. Those who do not yearn for God – why is it so? Because, on account of that, first, they are under a grand delusion; and moreover, from day-to-day, they are gathering impressions from outside. They are already black, and more black is being added. So they cannot even recognize the Masters, too, as I told you before. But those whose inner eye is opened see God working in all creation. We are waylaid by the outer changes of the world, as I told you yesterday. And all at once somebody passes away: “What is all that?” Such people (whose single eye is open) see this changing panorama – the body is also changing and we have to leave this body some day – but they are not affected. They are in the world: their boat is in the water, but water is not in the boat. (Do you see) the reason why? The boat has so many holes in it; if they are all closed, then the water won’t enter the boat, and the man sitting in the boat won’t be drowned. If there are holes, then the water will enter, and the boat will sink; and along with that, the man also sinks.

This man-body is the boat given to us to cross over the ocean of life. If there are other outlets from outside, which are our outgoing faculties, through which all impressions can come within us. As I told you the other day, about eighty percent of the impressions are received through the eyes. Fourteen percent from the ears, and the other from other senses. So, naturally, every day, from day-to-day, from hour-to-hour, he (the average person) is just under delusion, more delusion, and (still) more delusion. But those who rise above these outgoing faculties, with the grace of God or with the grace of the God-in-man, don’t receive impressions from outside. They use these outgoing faculties at their will and pleasure, whereas the average man is being dragged away by these outgoing faculties. Outward enjoyments drag the outgoing faculties, and the outgoing faculties drag the mind. Mind is dragging our soul. The Masters, when they come, give the right way out: they give you a first-hand demonstration of how to rise above body-consciousness and all of your outgoing faculties. When you have a permanent seat here (behind the physical eyes), then outward impressions do not affect you: there are no holes in the boat to drown you. The boat may fill with the water of impressions from outside. So the Masters are in the world – they appear to be in the world – but they are not of it. This is what you get from the society, from the Satsang, from the company of the Saints. This is what they give you. They also give you higher contact with the nectar, the water of life, by raising you above these outgoing faculties at the back of the (physical) eyes. That (contact with the water of life within) has more taste; and when mind gets more taste within, all of the other enjoyments leave; he is not affected by the outer enjoy­ments. This is the blessing that you have at the feet of the Master, from the Satsang.

Satsang does not mean your bodies are sitting by Him and your minds are wandering outside. I give you an example of two friends. They were going out, and one had a strong mind to attend church. The other friend said, “I want to go to the play-ground.” Each had his own way. One went to the church; the other went to the play-ground. Now, the man sitting in the church was thinking, “My friend must be kicking the football.” His body was there, but his mind was elsewhere. The man in the play-ground was thinking, “He must be saying his prayers now.” So who is the better of the two? To sit by the Master just like that does not give you an effect. You don’t even receive the radiation because you are not receptive. So, Master defines how to attend a Satsang.

Soamiji says, “Hold a Satsang, attend some Satsang meeting.” How? “When you go there, forget the world outside. When you sit there, forget all environment – who is sitting by you. When you sit there, you forget your body, too. Your whole attention should be absorbed! Eyes are the windows of the soul!” Masters define how to attend a Satsang! Instead, when attending so many Satsangs, why do we not derive full benefit? Because our bodies are there, of course, but we are not there: our attention is outside – in the play-ground. So, Soamiji says the right way to attend the Satsang is just like that (with full, absorbed attention). To be at a Satsang (physically) is not sufficient; your mind may be wandering outside, while your body is there. Another man sits there – whole-hearted, with whole attention: “The eyes are the windows of the soul” – (and absorbs) by radiation. If you are receptive, you will be affected (by radiation). So, Soamiji says, this is how we can derive full benefit from the company of the Satsang.
 
 

Abilty to discriminate


 

Formulae with wrong results
Multiplicated multiply
Mistakes, spoiled fruit
Contaminate effects
In passing it on
As adopted ideas, thoughts
To karmic disasters
In the moment of giving
Handed over
When adopted again

All thoughts taken
With no deeper checking
May us make produce
Wrong achievments
Karmic consequences
As reaction
From link to link
Leave us responsible

Thoughts very fine
Complex in understanding
Make us penetrate
Like a virus
To the body – mind
Invisible unnoticed
Welcoming the trojan
Not being aware
As it has even passed
Our solid checking

Leaving us behind
In the feeling
Everything is right
While the virus
Continues to upload
Its deadly charge

Names and titles
Make us blind
In following hordes of followers
We are less careful
To check the rights and wrongs

Much suffering we see
There in the world
Which one parts
Due to our understanding
In process
What we are able
To discrminate
As fruits from the past
Like a devil
In the circle

DidiArtist, 24.01.2009

 

Ready for eternity?


 

 

The bridge from pleasures of the world
To become a tool in the hands of God
Is a way of making decisions
To live for Him, with Him eternally

Wishes and pleasures are tempting
Draw attention in all direction
Are not focused, absorbed in Him
Prevent full concentration

With stops and go indecisions are made
Preferred to bath in pleasures
To push off the ultimate decision
To enter into Oneness

As long as mind is besmeared with dust and matter
The soul cannot be ready for her last step
To live without ego in His light
To become one with the One

This bridge, a way from ourselves to “our” Selves
From our being to His Being…

DidiArtist, 22.04.2019

 
 

Conversation with God


When we understand that this Oneness is God, real love, life and light, perfectly in Itself, with no ending and beginning, then we understand that mind and ego are illusions. What is ego? Ego is the separation of God, is duality. May we all wake up from our ego-life, from our duality, from I-ness, from I and mine and bow down to God in all humbleness – as we all are still in a deep sleep, in the dream of I and mine…

Poetry by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

 

The science of the soul – (Part 3)


 

 

 

Dr. Harbhajan Singh, Sant Kirpal Singh, Biji Surinder Kaur

 

The science of the soul – (Part 3)

The whole text can be read here:

http://spirituality.unity-of-man.org/en/spirituality/god-spirit-and-soul/357-the-science-of-the-soul.html

Guru Nanak has extended a loving invitation to all. The Master tells us that we have a purpose in life. Have we ever cared to think why we have been granted this physical existence? Human birth is really a great blessing. Man is the roof and crown of all the creation. Man is a rational being, and this is what differentiates man from the rest of the creation. He has been gifted practically with the faculty of discrimination to distinguish between right and wrong. It is for him to make the best use of his intellect and develop in him consciousness of the soul, which is lying dormant at present. Guru Nanak, therefore, reminds us that to attain Amrit, the divine nectar or the water of life, we should go to a living Master, who has access to the spiritual fountainhead and is competent to lead us to it. The living Master enjoys a supreme status. He is the very life and light of humanity. “Son knows the Father and those whom the Son reveals,” says Christ. The Master-souls are the children of light and come to diffuse the holy light among those who come to them. The Vedas pose a pertinent question: What is that thing having attained which one is fully satisfied and desires nothing else? And then go on to explain that the crown of life is the realization of God, attaining which one enjoys perpetual bliss and harmony. Soul is a conscious entity. It is a drop of the ocean of all-consciousness. It is gifted with all the attributes of the Lord. Kabir tells us that it is of the same essence as that of God. Muslim divines regard it as Amar-i-Rabbi, or the essence of God. It is due to the misdirected attitude of mind that it is overtaken by wild passions. So, when the soul is analyzed from the body and liberated from the meshes of the mind and matter, it can, once again, wing its way to the elixir of life within. It is the holy Naam – the holy Shabd or the audible life stream that the Master reveals to those who come to Him. It is the central theme of His teachings.

You may better understand it through a parable. Criminals are sent to the prison to serve their allotted sentence. A dignitary goes there and finds that the prisoners do not have adequate living quarters. He sanctions a large amount for the construction of good ventilated rooms for them. Another one goes there and discovers that the food for the prisoners is no good. He allots more funds for this purpose and the inmates are served with good food. Both of them have done a good deed, each in their own way. Another man – the master of the prison – goes there with the prison keys in his hand. Out of compassion he opens the prison gate and allows the prisoners to escape if they like. You will agree that the last man has done a magnificent service by providing the prisoners an opportunity to be free again. The world is a large prison-house where each one of us is serving his term, the allotted span of life. We are mightily engaged in the various pursuits of life with no knowledge of the free life beyond the prison walls. The Master has the key into the realms beyond; and when He comes, He throws open the door of the prison-house and invites us to take our chance of breathing the free air outside. Those who take the chance are blessed indeed. In the succeeding verses, we will know of various factors that qualify a person to gain liberation for the soul.

Leave off artificiality, all outer forms and thy wit, for in duality and uncertainty you cannot get any spiritual benefit.

The Master tries to pull us out of our deep slumber. In compassion, He shows us the way to freedom. He asks us to simplify our life. It is a blessing to be born in a temple, but a sin to die in it. Just as discussed earlier, it is necessary to remain in the religion to which one belongs; but while remaining there, one must learn to rise above all religious and social barriers, expand the self so that it embraces the entire humanity, nay all the creation, and realize the principle of the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man. Once a person rises above body and bodily limitations, blinkers fall from his eyes and he sees his Self in all and all in his Self. All the narrowing prejudices of nationality, race, and tribe sink far below, for now he belongs to the one great family of man. We take up certain religious beliefs with the purpose of spiritual enlightenment; but after some time, we find to our regret that we are bypassing the very purpose of life and are caught up in a vicious circle of forms and formalities. One must be cautious to see which way the wind blows and how he is faring. Again, I want to emphasize that the basic concept of all religions – spiritual enlightenment – should never be lost sight of. We must keep the bull’s eye constantly before us if we are out to be a good marksman. A lover of the Lord must, therefore, love God with all his soul, with all his mind, and with all his might. Too much of formalisms and formalities will necessarily bring in doubt, suspicion, and duality. There is a world of difference between an intellectual and a spiritual man. The two are poles apart. A philosopher deals with theories, while a mystic deals with the reality alone. Hence the need for disenfranchising the self from all limiting adjuncts that keep the soul smothered under the dead weight of rites and rituals.

O mind, be thou still and not run into the wilderness.

It is in the stillness of the mind that one can see the face of divinity. A close study of the subject will show that the mind is generally in the grip of the senses and the latter are helplessly rushing out into the fields of sense-pleasures. In the Hindu mythology, soul is described as riding a chariot of the body with intellect as its driver, the mind as reigns, and the senses as powerful steeds which are whirling it restlessly into sensual enjoyments. So the first step for a spiritual aspirant is to control his senses and save himself from falling unwittingly as prey to the temptations. It is said that we receive 83 percent of our impressions through the eyes, 14 percent through the ears, and rest of the three percent through other organs. Just see how needlessly we are rushing head long into the wild drama of life! The Master not only guides us on how to free ourselves from this captivity, but actually offers a better substitute to the mind in the form of inner light and sound current or the music of the spheres.

To be continued…

1000 + 1 Motives


Some build relation
On cleverness
Some choose power
As their means
Some use violence
To achieve their goals
Some bath in fakes
To stand in light
Some are tricky
Behave like vampires
Some fill their pockets
With dark money
Some escape
Create virtual worlds
Some are greedy
Fight for more
Some are hurt
React as bumerang
Some are jealous
See ghosts everywhere
Some flatter
To win advantages
Some do business
With life and death
Some lose themselves
Search their place

Some love God
Not for their own sake
But for God sake

Some share and give
Their last shirt

Some do and live
Not for themselves
But in service for others

Some are conscious
See the world in flames
Give their life
For a better world

Lets peep behind the curtain
To which motives we belong to…

DidiArtist, 24.06.2018

 

Anger and fury


 

Anger controls
Controls thoughts
Deeds, words
Sets on fire

Anger closes eyes
Sees things
In blindly rage
That are not there

In Anger – house in flames
Attempt to extinguish them
With burning oily thoughts, words
Throwing them wildly around
When pride feels offended

Intention to hurt, to react
To judge in conflicts – blindly, unfairly
Not knowing the one
Who should be hurt

Anger, a game: eye for eye
Tooth for tooth
Which should not have
Our participation

To stay calm is the answer
To be untouched, unaffected
Not willing to fall for the trap
In this game of mind

Opposite: When someone throws words
Let us send back: Thoughts
Of compassion, of sympathy
Kindness, good wishes, of love

DidiArtist, 24.07.2017

Poison of the mind


 

Sometimes we are like snakes
Injecting our poison
Into the heart of other people

Sometimes we are like scorpions
Directing our sting towards ourselves
To punish ourselves and others

Neither this or that is a solution
We should rise above it
And free us from the poison of our mind…

How? – Through love, honesty, Oneness, and non-violence

DidiArtist, 18.03.2014

 

Journey into our mind – part 4 (video: 4 min.)


 
 
My dear friends,

This is now the fourth part of the video serie “Journey into our mind”.
My expression for this subject is done in form of poems, aphorisms and digital art.

Thank you for your attention and enjoy your time
Heartfelt greetings
Didi
 


 
 

Everything belongs to God


 

When we belong to God
Then all things belong to Him
Which “belong” to us

Even our body, mind and soul
Belongs to Him
Is part of His creation

As He is One
And nothing exists
Without Him

So we are just administrators
Of everything He has given us:
Lent life

So we are and are not
At the same time
Depending on our point of view…

Should not we then
Become more humble?
Instead of saying: “I” and “mine”?…

DidiArtist, 15.05.2017

Marriage of head and heart


 

When our head says: go
But our heart says: stop
Where does it lead us to? –
Towards insecurity and doubts

When our heart says: go
But our head says: stop
Where does it lead us to? –
Towards insecurity and doubts

When heart and head get married
There is a bondage of unity and oneness
Where does it lead us to?
Towards happiness…

A clear Yes, a clear No…

DidiArtist, 18.06.2017

 

Essence of unity


 

No matter what skin colour we have
No matter which country we belong to
No matter what our creed, religion is
– We are are all human beings

No matter where we live
We live under the same sun
We breathe the same air
Live on the same planet

No matter how we leave, come into this world
We all have come, we all have to go
Whether rich or poor
The same way

No matter what we do, think or speak:
All is subject to the same law:
Action and reaction
Cause and effect

Good reflects good
Bad mirrors bad

Noone is better or higher
We all are in the same school of life…

We are a united society – MANKIND
And no mind can ignore or separate it…

DidiArtist, 18.04.2018

Seasons of love


 

Eyes touch in the meeting
Spring in the air
Hearts are beating
Ready to pair

Sleeping feelings arise
Carefully, tender, stretching
From snow and ice
Sun-light catching

Breathing the summer wind
Gently wafting through the hair
Leaving a beautiful tint
Of love in the air

Somersaults in feelings
With hay odour around
Old wounds are healing
In light and sound

Farewell of storm and heat
Of buzzing life and noise
To harvest ready seed
Where autumn gives a choice

Past voices falling off like leaves
In coloured dress of patience
Love is growing, thrives
Has no masks nor agents

Hearts calmly beating
In winter silence covered
Send from depth a greeting
Where nothing can be suffered

Love is always present
Never dies in time
It is an endless present
A light of cosmic shine

DidiArtist, 10.05.2012

 

Habits


Follow us
At every turn
Like programmed
In our steps

So we follow them
Obey their “suggestions”
Repeatingly
Hardly look beyond

Habits are made of steel
Good or bad ones
Not easy to change
Are platforms of the mind

Requires iron discipline
To open new ways
Ways of love and light
A step to our inner sight

DidiArtist, 18.03.2014

The science of the soul – (Part 2)


 

 

 

Dr. Harbhajan Singh, Sant Kirpal Singh, Biji Surinder Kaur

 

The science of the soul – (Part 2)

The whole text can be read here:

http://spirituality.unity-of-man.org/en/spirituality/god-spirit-and-soul/357-the-science-of-the-soul.html

The Masters, as the true worshippers of life, adore only what is the highest life-principle at the back of all creation – visible and invisible. The Masters do not demand of us to leave our religions which, after all, are the various schools of thought and serve as a training ground for striving after the higher and true aspect of religion, but establish reunion of the soul with the oversoul. Verily, where the world philosophies end, there the religion in its vital aspect starts. We may not get startled at this statement. The various religious orders are like the badges which students wear as distinctive hallmarks indicative of the various institutions or the university to which they belong. Take, for instance, the case of India with a plenitude of perennial river-systems. Here it is considered necessary that one must engage in meditation after a complete bath. Again, take Arabia, a desert-land with an acute dearth of water. There the people worship with just a “wazu” – a simple washing of hands, feet, and face. And in places where no water is available, the people are content with “taummum”– cleaning the hands with desert sand. If you were to think deeply, the basic reason for all these forms of purification is that one should do meditation with an alert mind with no signs of laziness or slothfulness.

Similarly, take the case of congregational prayers in religious places. In temples, mosques, and gurdwaras, it is considered virtuous for devotees to enter the precincts with their heads covered and feet bare, while Christians generally go to their churches with heads bare and shoes on. This is all due to the climatic differences in the East and the West, the object in each case being to observe proper decorum and maintain reverence and sanctity of the house of God. The Masters, therefore, find no fault with the religious orders as such with their traditional social background. But they offer us a higher way up – a way into the Beyond – which is purely a practical subject, wholly uncovered by the so-called religious and social make-up designed solely with the purpose of preliminary training as may help in self-realization and God-realization.

 


Kirpal Sagar

 

There are two types of knowledge – one is exoteric (aparavidya), and the other is esoteric (paravidya). While the former consists in the studying of scriptures, going on pilgrimages, observing fasts and vigils, and performing austerities and the like, all of which, of course, are done on the plane of senses, the latter is a practical way up into spiritual regions. The Masters, on the other hand, always lay stress on rising above body-consciousness, undertaking the spiritual journey into the regions beyond the senses. One may continue to observe and perform religious practices throughout one’s lifetime. These would enable one to get into religiosity, but not into religion in its true aspect that comes by awakening the inner impulse for divine grace bubbling over with life.

A close study of man reveals that he is just a bundle of habits and leads a life of routine make-belief. He has no time to ponder seriously over the problem of problems of his existence and of the soul-entity in him. All his life he runs after shadowy things of no consequence and seeks to find happiness in material things. Just as a musk-deer, not knowing that the perfume is emanating from within him, he runs wild in the ever shadowy mirage until he is completely exhausted. Whatever pleasures man derives are purely sense pleasures and not happiness that comes from serenity within. Even the so-called pleasures are the result of our own concentrated rays of attention falling upon the sense-objects which per se are just like a lean bone with no meat on it.

We are living in a world of constantly changing panorama. Whatever we see, we get attached to it and lend it a momentary charm. We feel the pinch of detachment and disappointment the moment either the scene changes or we are forced to quit the pleasures that we must, sooner or later. The Masters, therefore, lay stress on something of unique and permanent interest in the midst of change. They do not ask of us to leave the world and degenerate into a helpless recluse, but offer us a simple yet practical way to attain the real and eternal happiness right here and now. Mind as we know, like parasitic creatures, has no roots of its own. It derives its sustenance from the soul, and yet keeps its tentacles firmly fixed on our attention, the outward expression of the soul currents within. It is only in the serene moments of complete relaxation that one experiences the harmony of the higher order and unrivalled character when the mind turns back upon itself instead of staying out.

So, I was discussing the spiritual aspect of human life – the most important and mostly ignored. We assemble here from time to time for discussing the science of soul. Usually some composition of a Master-saint is taken as the basis for understanding the higher truths of life, which they have left behind for our guidance. Today we take up a hymn from Guru Nanak, the first Sikh Guru.

The rich waters of life, to partake which you have come into the world, is Amrit; and this may be taken from the living Master.

 

…to be continued.

 

 

 

Again and again


 

Again and again
Involved in patterns
Similar cases
Reborn in shadows

Again and again
Falling in ditches
Following patterns
Programmed steps

Again and again
In circles of deeds
Old traces, same patterns
Captured acts and reactions

Again and again
From old to new
Inherited patterns
Tests, temptations

With courage and consciousness
Understanding in the moment
To escape patterns
Prisons of life

DidiArtist, 07.10.2012

 

The thousand faces of the ego


 

 

Sometimes we run after power
Sometimes bath in lust
Sometimes drink from the straw of greed
Sometimes are like oil and fire
Sometimes are possessed by possessions
Sometimes act like actors
Sometimes persist to be right
Sometimes convince with lies
Sometimes lose honour for little advantages
Sometimes are prisoners of wishes and desires
Sometimes hate even others for their otherness

We all change the masks permanently
To feed our ego and mind…

Time to be aware of our thoughts, words, deeds and its consequences…

DidiArtist, 15.04.2019

 
 

Sense of life: – A merry-go-round?


 

Is it the sense and purpose of life
To be after money and wealth
To fulfil “all” wishes?

Is it the sense and purpose of life
To start founding a family
Which in turn starts founding a family?

Is it the sense and purpose of life
To strive for power and prestige
As a legacy for posterity?

Or is it the sense and purpose of life
To develop as human being
To step out of this copied circle?

Is it the sense and purpose of life
To build one’s house on transient sand
To call this house home?

Or is it the sense and purpose of life
No longer to be the “Doer”
But to be a tool in God’s hands?

Our true home is timeless
It is the temple in each of us
Lets build upon it – as human being…

Everything is subject to time up to timelessness
Our real home in God…

The sun-beam coming home
To its source…

DidiArtist, 25.01.2017