Monday, October 22, 2018

CONFIDENCE IN COMMUNICATION - Part XVI

Compassion, Love and Delight are coexistent and unconditional. When conditional, compassion becomes pity, the opposite of hate; delight becomes the laughter of a jackass when offered a carrot. The only way to know them is to make the body express them unconditionally.


Clay Junell - Mini-Donks & Carrots! via Wikimedia Commons
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Monday, October 01, 2018

CONFIDENCE IN COMMUNICATION - Part XV

The soul requires no liberation: It requires a material body for expression.

The body requires no liberation! It requires scope for expressing the 'Soul'.


The 'Soul' of the matter is what you yourself define for yourself, and to make your body express - NOT TRY TO EXPRESS your definition.

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Monday, September 24, 2018

CONFIDENCE IN COMMUNICATION - Part XIV

The seed of the banyan tree is very small. Falling into a minute cranny in a rock, it can grow and splinter the rock. Breaking rocks is not its law of life: finding a drop of water, from wherever it can is its law of life. 


McKay Savage - Great Banyan Tree, Kolkata 

Love, unconditional love, has no intention of destroying anything. Yet, in its presence many things might cease to exist in their present state. 

Love is a power: Not the 'feminine' or 'effeminate' quality attributed to it by an anaerobic putrefying culture that makes of aggression and hate a heroic fashion and virtue.


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Monday, September 17, 2018

CONFIDENCE IN COMMUNICATION - Part XIII

Sat-Chit-Ananda is not a state that can be acquired by Tapasya of a thousand years: It is a state to be immediately expressed to the best of your body's ability at that moment:


Pose Man Drawing

Delight is not a state that can be acquired by Sadhana of a thousand lives: It is a state to be immediately expressed to the best of your body's ability at the given moment: 

Relaxation is not a state that can be acquired by a decade at the feet of a Hatha Yogi or by two decades of autogenic training: What you get is a comfortable illusion, the comfort of having got your degree in Yoga or autogenic training, further reinforcing the fatal illusion that your relaxation is something unconnected with you, YOU, and that is it is mediated through a Guru or Method.



Doing Sadhana for years trying to find God, trying to find who you are - so many tricks of the trade to fog the issue.

Right now, make your body express that which you expect to do when you meet your God: if you want to know who you are, then, right now, make your body express that which YOU wish to BE.

DO NOT WAIT FOR EXPERIENCES: MAKE YOUR BODY EXPRESS RIGHT NOW, TO THE BEST OF ITS ABILITY, THE EXPERIENCE EXPECTED BY YOU;

EXPERIENCE IS ALWAYS DEAD; EXPRESSION IS ETERNALLY ALIVE AND NEW AND ENJOYING!


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Friday, September 14, 2018

CONFIDENCE IN COMMUNICATION - Part XII

Disuse of parts and functions of your body is the root of disorder and the parent of aging. Find use for your body and its brain, and do not be content to let them lie idle, doing the minimum required to maintain yourself as a respectable, average specimen of humanity, predetermined to retire at fifty and die shortly thereafter.

A Japa mala - GourangaUK, CC BY-SA 2.5
If Japa is good, the Bhavajapa is the best. When you utter a mantram and call on a God-head, you are supposed to, but you often forget to let your body express the corresponding emotion of joy, etc., in your eagerness to complete the set number of utterances. It is more direct to remember to express the joy or peace denoted by the Mantra as often as one can.

 Bhavasamhita, Trivandrum - Harikrishnanuk, Wikimedia Commons

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

CONFIDENCE IN COMMUNICATION - Part XI

This neck is yours. If you have not remembered it, and not given it a thought, not given it all its possible movements at least once or twice a day, sometimes not even once a week, some muscle strips are bound to go rusty and let you down, giving you interesting symptoms, giddiness, flashes of light etc. This enables you to wear a special leather-collar round your neck prescribed by top-specialists, as a certificate for your chronic neglect of your machinery.



So with the other parts of your body.


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Monday, August 20, 2018

CONFIDENCE IN COMMUNICATION - Part X

Do not predict and prophesy. Remember that your prediction is an element in the process of action.

John William Waterhouse - The Crystal Ball, Public Domain
East and West are useful as Navigational guides. As applied to human behaviour they are useless.

Vintage compass on a vintage map, Calsidyrose, via Wikimedia Commons

Trying to modify the environment to solve a problem confronting one, to the best advantage of oneself may be taken as an important element in what one considers as the Western approach.

To modify oneself and one's bodily resources in order to maintain a harmonious relationship with the universe in and around may be taken as the outstanding element in what what is called the Eastern approach.

The Devil is a technical term for the capacity to produce very simple and ingenious solutions to problems which it itself creates and which automatically gather further problems needing further solutions with the same in-built capacity to produce problems.

Where is your home?

Your home is your body, answers Krishna.


Odissi - Koushikd284 - 
If you are not comfortable in and with your body which is your real home, and is always around you, you will not be happy in a five star hotel or a palace.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

CONFIDENCE IN COMMUNICATION - Part IX

Health is not a noun. It is a verb, a continuous process of making your body express, to the best of its ability, at any given moment, your innermost AIM in Life. By itself longevity is not the goal of health, nor is happiness, nor sleeping soundly, eating regularly, bathing in cold water at 4 am, disturbing everyone in the house, and reprimanding others for bathing in hot water, and telling how you never sneezed once you began bathing in cold water, and how terribly healthy you are, though only the next news bulletin may be speaking otherwise of you -in fact talking like Hiranyakashyapa - if such is your aim, go ahead! But to call it a goal of health!


Happy Dance - by OfC Licensed under CC-BY

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

CONFIDENCE IN COMMUNICATION - Part VIII

A doctor's primary role is to skillfully, patiently and tactfully awaken his client to the vast sources of health inherent in him. But the doctor must, first of all, himself be engaged in actively mining and minting his own treasures before he can effectively do that. 

Prof Surya is in the centre 

Thursday, August 09, 2018

CONFIDENCE IN COMMUNICATION - Part VII

Personal autarchy is the foundation for the full flowering of personal autonomy.



Tuesday, August 07, 2018

CONFIDENCE IN COMMUNICATION - Part VI

To learn to be cheerfully patient often saves you from becoming a patient.

Chamomile Flowers - KarwanKoy - CC BY-SA 4.0
The flower is associated with Patience in the Almanac 

Monday, August 06, 2018

CONFIDENCE IN COMMUNICATION - Part V

"Why are you lying down in bed?"

"I have a little fever and my doctor asked me to take rest in bed."

"Excellent! If there is a tiger in the room would you still obey the doctor? Would a dictionary-word called fever prevent you from doing a bit of sprinting. No, you won't! Then why not say that you like to lie down in bed and be done with it and feel happy to know that your body is obeying you and not some certified doctor. He asked you to take rest - who and what is resting - If your body also follows his advice, as it surely does in the course of years of this brain washing, you will, no doubt, have perfect REST!"

If you wish to be healthy, you had better define health for yourself and work out where it leads you. You might need to change your definition.

You might even choose to be a guinea pig, test-tube, a series of X-Ray pictures or a couple of plastic kidneys; So long as YOU ARE SOMEWHERE IN THE GAME!

Two adult Guinea Pigs - Sandos - CC BY-SA 3.0

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