this is an age old problem.man is a bundle of desires.the desires need to be fulfilled.they are part of his whole existence.his very being.man is made up of air ,water and soil.the entire physical existence is about the play of these three elements and some junk.the mind is like a horse in a cart sometimes he drives the cart and sometimes cart drives him.mind does not want to miss on anything. but he has something we call spirit which is equally part of the mind but sometimes both owns and disowns mind.it watches the mind.and tries to guide it keeping in mind the long term interest of ones body in general and ones life as a whole.the physical elements and the abstract spirit is constantly in a tug of war.the physical elements hijack the body .one knows that all physical pleasures come out of movement of these gross elements.in blood air pushes , water moves causing sensations . after we succumb to these pleasures their is a sense of relief.the lust for sex,wealth,power,recognition,appreciation,fame are all part of the common urge.unless these so called lust is satisfied the mind will not get any peace or quiet.hense it is necessary to satisfy these lusts to be free of them.none knows since how many times we have been recycled .each time born better.one has only constantly pray and strive to be born in a better and a more enlightened state . so that his desires give way to holy aspirations.their is a pull from elements . their is a pull from the spirit .the elements want to limit him to his physical plane and the spirit wants to make him from the limitations of his self and make him universal.their is a whole chain of liberated souls called qutbs which which like shepherds pick and choose the spirits which have become mature and put them to different tasks which are quite ennobling.they distract the mind from the pursuit of limited physical pursuits.one becomes larger then himself.he experiences a pleasure which has no parallel.once it is experienced no desire is left in that persons heart.one only knows about this experience in theory .but it when experienced no theory will be needed. to get this condition no effort is needed.from being effortless the grace comes and with it spontaineity .only qutb makes one effortless. one must in ones normal condition wheresoever he is placed do selfless service. in our daily life if we exhaust our physical body doing selfless service , no energy will be left for any negative activity.the satisfaction one will get by doing selfless service will help one gradually come out of ones vicious circle of desires.the task is not an easy one. without love and grace of a qutb nothing will ever come.one in the end has to realize that he is nobody. he is not the doer. the doer is the qutb.submit to him. pray to him.he will send his pully which alone will be able to draw us out of the vicious dark well of desires in which we can do nothing but sink and get drowned.
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nothing ever changes. the river is always the same river. the illusion that the river is not the same river is an illusion.the idea of movement is an illusion.the matter is an illusion.the space is an illusion.time is an illusion.it is all happening within us the idea of pleasure .the idea of pain. the idea of hunger. the satiation.the light or darkness.it is all in the mind.it is all a sum of illusions marked on celluloid.none has ever seen any of these things.none has ever seen this world.all have only believed this to be the case. the solid liquid or gas.it is all chemical within mind which creates illusion of something existing and something not existing.the illusion is created by constantly drawing lines in mind make one shorter or longer one against each other.every illusion is subject to another illusion.the concepts create counter concepts. and we constantly get caged and bonded due to these concepts that are illusion.the important thing is to stop. witness this movement and the dream of maya creating illusion and reality. it is creation ,evolution dissolution.though actually nothing actually evolving or devolving . as heracltus rightly said that you cant step in river twice,because in infinity which is the actual character of this river called reality ( haqiqat of sufis)how can anyone step in a river that never was.the time that never was the matter that never was.in infinity how can anything be and not be.it has to be beyond be and not be.
one only needs to witness a really enlightened person an avatar or a perfect master as i said in my comment last time ( god when he created this illusory universe only created with one assurance - man will never be without a perfect master/sadguru/prophet awatar,the one trully all knowing persn. man will not be left in the world without one or the revelation to guide him in this illusory journey of life) one who has transcended the illusionary boundaries of maya. and witnessed reality as it is and not as he is.to know who this he is ,this i is, we or they are . he has not only seen but witnessed the whole play of maya .not with eyes but without eyes . he is all knowing without knowledge.all seing without sight , all hearing without ears. omniscient .all potent without potency.without any body or instruments he touches all .with his all compassionate and mercy-ful glances.the god or whoever the creator is has created both this ideal copy of himself who moves in body without body .because his reality is beyond not just body but beyond both.
because god when created this cage in which all mankind is bonded he also created a window for one or two to fly out .and be a free bird as per the ideal reflected in the letter to my granson thought..avatar or perfect master or qutb is just that .he is a holy ideal towards which we all are aspiring.
it is he alone who has the capacity to stand at the bus-stand and wait for the bus indefinately without becoming perturbed.if he created despair he also created hope. if he created anxiety he also created patience.if he created fear and insecuruty he also created security .he created the lap of a mother beloved or perfect master or of himself 'the nirakar brahma' the art of waiting ,the art of cultivating resignation the art of reinforcing faith by constantly looking up and reinforcing the holy aspiration in this corpse like physical body. the art of believing in the reality of love.the reality of attraction.the whole concept of holy . the only concept worthy of love . worthy of reverence.
sorry if i was carried away. becoming too philosophical.but may be one or two might some sense in them
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Their is a heirarchy in the way consciousness is built and arranged.Their is a Master. Two millinium years back it was called Boddhisatwas , about a milliniun back it was called Qutb by the Muslim Sufis.Today he is one hidden in crowd.By whatever name you may like to call Him.But He is there. He is such a power that He can not remain hidden. He is revealed. But people will see in accordance with their state of consciousness. Even if they will not see Him He will see them.Though He already knows them.We are all connected.As we have been since the creation.As we develop capacity to know and recognize ourselves as we are and not what we believe ourselves to be the revealed is revealed.He has never been absent . Ages back the Vedic mantras were chanted in his name.It came as old Testament and the New Testament ,Pentateuch,Quran etc etc. Everytime and everywhere he has revealed Himself in human consciousness and human body.We are all connected and we are all one.Our plurality is concealed in our essential oneness.The moment that oneness we experience we revel in an ecstasy ,which is beyond words.All creatures are gradually moving towards that unity. That experience of oneness.We are already seeking Him. He id the Almighty One, al Ahad.When we witness Him He is Wahid.Thanks God you placed in a human body a copy of yourself. All the humans you mentioned in your note carry a part of Him.So in seeing you or not even seeing you we are connected.That is a great thing to know, experience and feel.This means We are Growing. Moving towars that Light.That Qutb in disguise.Keep searching, I am sure one day you and we all will find Him.Outside our heart.And within our heart. That indeed will be a great experience.Culmination of a long journey.From Eternity to Eternity.
love is nothing but life.even a crawling insect is carrying a message that he is in love.love is reverence for life.everyone knows what love is.only whogives tolife life really loes.he really loves.u forego food to feed someone who is hungry u will instantly know what love is.rumi is right when he says none willever know what love is unless he lives for others.west is under curse due to overeating.east is also following the wrong route.eat forests/oceans/ allmarine life/birds. wars /terrorism is allonly to eat and grab. so where anyone willever find love.
love will come by giving.give your passions/appetites/greed.
give self ,be selfless/ give love and u will find love.love comes only by giving .
sufi say by dying. dying to self/ego and u will know what love is.feed ants/dogs/birds/ destitute/
suffer for others and u will know what love is.u dont need a schoolto teach u to love.your soul is always seeking love. but u always walk in opposite direction to find it.
someone wounds me because he does not know that he is wounding me . he does not know our essential oneness .the oneness of humanity.he does not know that a wound that he inflicts on me is the same wound which if when inflicted on him will cause him the same pain and suffering that he is giving to me . actually someone must have wounded him so he is wounding me. i also must have wounded someone and so today someone is wounding me.no one realizes when and where all this wounding business started. somewhere someone has to put the break and put a stop to all this madness .somewhere sometime someone has to take that first step. Osho is right when he says that the mind will never ever heal him .with mind he will only go on thinking about retaliation.of his seperateness from the inflicter. but with the heart there will never be any seperateness .no inflicter and no inflicted. heart sees no divisions .it see all as one single whole. by enduring what i call a wound coming from him i have actually found myself .and if there is none other than myself then from where can inflicter or inflicted can come into being and exist.[Hide Full Comment]
On Jul 19, 2012 jpsingh wrote on A Spiritual Conspiracy, by Author Unknown:
Everyone is struch in mire.
The great leaders can fool poor masses . But the real leader is he who has control over consciousness of every creature of earth.
Every one is involved save He. Every thing is subject to Him but he is subject to none.
This Qutb is a chosen one . He moves in a mendicants dress or in a tea shirts and jeans . He may be riding a limousine or a bullock cart.
He is at one place and everyplace.
One only needs eyes to see.
And His grace that gives to each the capacity to see Him.
May be He may decide to lift his veil .
But the gaze of this Qutub is very blinding.
This is the reason He always shows Himself in instalments
And keeps His face covered with His maya
Like Sun with clouds.
Love and Best Wishes