A seeker of Truth is a Sadhaka
The process of seeking is Sadhana
-- Self is the goal of Sadhana
-- Self-observation is the Sadhana
-- Awareness is the only tool necessary
take each step with 'right Perception'
take each step with 'right understanding'
First understand -- who is a 'Sadhaka'?
Himself and remains
Keeping himself in
Lets understand what is 'Self '
Lets understand what is 'self '
Lets understand what is 'ego '
In Sadhana, avoid the pitfalls
Arising due to your own ignorance
Understand with clarity
"Faith, Doership, Surrender, Guru,
Grace, lack of Energy and Motivation etc."
The First Step in sadhana
Starts with observation within your own body
The Last step in sadhana
Is the beginning of Cosmic Vision
Start with a clear understanding
And develop a Cosmic Perspective
In this body you are a child of the Cosmos
'This Faith' will one day turn into a Fact
When you chance upon your Own Reality
You believe in Facts
But you have no Facts of God
So you say, "I lack faith"
But do you understand
It's Faith repeatedly confirmed
that eventually turns into a Fact
Faith is a quality inborn in all of us
It is there, right from our birth
Faith is the thread
That binds us with ourselves
and others with us in a relationship
Take a moment and ponder
How do you know you were born?
Do you have any experience
and memory of being born?
Isn't it the power of faith
that relieves you from such unprovable queries?
So be assured we are all endowed
with that wonderful power called 'faith'
Just like the rain happens
The wind blows, the Sun rises
The flower blossoms spreading its perfume
So too in our life 'Everything Happens'
But you live in delusion that 'I Do'
Until you 'See' and experience
The Source that makes 'All Happen'
Is 'Surrender' a way of 'unburdening'?
If it is escapism
How can there be self- empowering?
Know that 'Surrender'
Doesn't make things happen automatically
It only changes your Perception
to let 'Grace' do things miraculously
You'll be amazed how things 'just happens'
on Surrendering truly
Guru is absolutely necessary
But you need not make any deliberate efforts
Guru will be there
When you are Ready and Right
Know that all your efforts are of the ego
Ego may lead you to a 'Shushka Gnyani' as Master
The Master may know all the right-words
And quote all the right-scriptures
He may be brilliant in his discourses
And so you think he is a 'Gnyani'
But his words are like the sound
Emanating from the black-smith's bellows
Which does breathe in and out, and make sound
But knows not what is 'Life '
You still think
"I must make efforts to find my Guru"
OK, but the only efforts needed right now
is to make your own Awareness your guru
Guru is only a means to your end
How can it be the aim of your sadhana?
Your aim is to know your-self
as ' Sat-Chit-Anand', the 'Changeless-you'
Start your walk Now
Move on from wherever you are Now
Move along life doing your 'sadhana'
Till you reach a point
Then on your way one day
When you are 'Ready' and 'Right'
You'll just meet your Guru
effortlessly and by chance
Don't say, 'I have no Energy to do Sadhana'
Even the Weakest is endowed with it
Energy enough for at least 'One Step '
Take Now your 'One step' -- the First Step
'One Step' is the way of living in the present
In 'One Step' there is no memory of past steps
So start afresh and take your 'One Step'
One Step ...One Step ... and on ... and on you walk
Until ... ... there are no steps to go
This is your One Step, -- The Last Step
One Step is the secret
to keep growing in your 'sadhana'
One Step protects you
from the deadly virus 'Excuse'
One step is the elixir
That grants you the power to live in present
Right from the First Step to the Last Step
the power of 'Grace ' protects you
from the tamasic negative energy of Laziness
Understand how 'free will'
and 'free choice' works in your daily life
Observe the 'Urge' within you
Whenever you really desire things
this Urge makes you seek and make efforts
It's the same 'Urge' that one day
Shall seek Understanding and Liberation
Liberation is inevitable in its own time
But can you use your 'free will' and 'free choice'
To create the 'Urge'
that makes you seek Liberation Right Now
Self-search is not a matter of easy or difficult
You have only two alternatives
Either you take up this Self-search or you don't
The Choice is yours alone
As a sadhaka choose consciously
To live life with 'Right Religion'
But first know and understand
How we live with 'False Religion'
What is the 'False Religion'?
Thinking cannot give you the answer
Just observe your-self with awareness
Observe all other people
With the same intense awareness
Do you see? ... ...
Have you found the answer ? ... ...
Don't be misled by the simplicity of the answer
For few have the 'Sense' to trust the truth
that is obvious, innocent, and simple
The fact is
-- All religiously worship their own Body, Senses, and mind
-- All spend their life satisfying the Body, Senses, and mind
Know This to be the 'False Religion' practiced by All
Not To Live with 'False Religion'
Be a 'sadhaka' and choose consciously
To live with 'Right Religion'
'Self-observation' with Pure Awareness
is the only Way to Know 'Who Am I?'
But when you observe your-self
It is your own past beliefs and facts that arise
and wrongly convince you of 'who I Am'
Your past experiences are your only proofs
But have faith on your Pure Awareness
And Give room for New Perceptions
Let your New experiences be True or False
But can you deny the 'experience itself '?
As a sadhaka just remember, in your 'Sadhana'
Transitory Experiences serve no purpose
Even if it be a grand vision or unique experience
of "God, Light, Scent, Jyoti or Nad"
Remain unattached to your feelings
emotions, and experiences in 'Sadhana'
You will yourself Realize
These Experiences are simply milestones
on your pilgrimage to Self
As you progress in your 'sadhana'
You perceive differently your own experiences
You too will rightly come to the same conclusion
'Siddhis' are available
But of no use in discovering the 'Self '
'True Conviction' comes automatically
When by chance
Like a lightning in the sky
You experience 'That' which is 'Changeless'
Once you have experienced your 'Self '
No other proof is necessary
Now, for you 'The Self ' the world totally changes
Outwardly you continue to live the way it used to be
You Know, for all others the world is still the same
Until they too one day experience the 'Self '
When the 'Witnesser' is not witnessing anything
Being with Self comes naturally
'Sadhana' brings about an effortless change in you
There is now no difficulty ' to refrain'
from 'unnecessary' work and actions
Effortless living comes naturally now
because of being in a state of Let-go
Real sadhana is to continue
emptying yourself completely
Until you loose your name and form
and the 'person' doesn't exist
The Last step in sadhana
Is the beginning of Cosmic Vision
When you experience
Even a minute infinitesimal change in you
Causes a change in your universe
You now know
that "Guru, God, Brahman, Atman"
are all one -- the 'Self '
You now realize what AWARENESS is
You now realize what LOVE is
You now realize the essence of LIFE
You now know the secret of LUCK
Listening absolutely leads to understanding
Understanding absolutely leads to conviction
Conviction absolute leads to
In our 'Daily-life'
second-hand information is quite all right
But the same laws do not work on the Spiritual path
We ignorantly seek knowledge from without
When True knowledge is Within
In your search for 'Self '
Search alone within your-self , for your own-Self
-- For Self is the Instrument
-- For Self is the Force
-- For Self is the Destination
Each must do his own sadhana
Each must find his own way
from Uniqueness to Universality
Be aware and perceive rightly
Then the words come alive and become meaningful
If not, then they are like writings on water
Soon to disappear into meaninglessness!!