The Whole Remains Whole – Oneness and Nothingness.
Shiva is the dance
and the audience.
The whole remains whole, even when something is taken out of it; what is taken out of the whole is also whole. And when the whole is taken out of the whole, the whole still remains whole.
OM SHANTIH SHANTIH SHANTIH
Two roads diverged in a woods,
I realised it was all an illusion
And the woods disappeared.
What is the skilfulness of focusing Attention? Well, the moment you direct your attention into a state of being, it naturally begins to expand with your breathe – growing more real and tangible. The expansion heightens your awareness. In this way do we make the Universe have meaning, purpose and direction. Every choice nakedly proclaiming truth and truth alone, because whatever you focus on is what you become – you are forming reality.
In Buddhism, the Diamond Sutra says, “Where there is perception, there is deception.” So on the one hand, the real task is to transcend perception – but since you are already perceiving, you must realise: whatever you perceive will become your reality. And no one else can tell you their perception is more real, because in essence, both perceptions are delusions anyway. In the ultimate state of things, they are delusions. But here, if one man says there is gravity, and you say you can fly, is he really more right than you? Even if you try, and die. Just because all the evidence points in his direction, is yours really a wasted life? People are born, they grow, eat, work, procreate, and die. It is so meaningless, that if you try to fly and burst your brain trying, what is lost? Just cause you stepped out of a queue of conformity; because to them, everything is pointing towards gravity?
Life isn’t about evidence. It isn’t even about being remembered – though we cling to that as a last resort, having nothing else. No one needs to know. And as for the man who challenges you to step in front of a car to show you that he is right, his life itself is empty and without adventure. The best thing that could happen to him is if he himself steps in front of a speeding automobile, just so that, for once in his life, he could feel the rush of life. Because at that very moment all the options that are available to you flashes before you for a split second before you are hit, showing you your infinite power – that somehow, irrevocably, remains untapped. You will know in that millionth of a second that you can prevent this, but not using confidence, not even with belief – but with something that needs a secret realisation, and without it, gravity indeed seems more real. Just because you let that car hit you because you simply do not believe, because you do not know how to tap that potential in you, does not mean that car is all there is. It is much more worthwhile to imagine what kind of reality would allow you to fly, because that… now that would bring you so much closer to what is untapped in you. So what if you fail? Sometimes I think the only reason why we endure the imprisoning aspects of life is because we know somehow that we can fly. Knowing that, deep down, is what gives us strength. We know that we wouldn’t be here, playing this game, if we couldn’t fly. As dark as it may get – the truth is still the same.
And the Truth is beautiful, for it is everywhere. Even in ugliness.
To find the truth, look in simplicity. There is a grand radiance about simplicity that is unmatchable, that builds on itself in absolute poetry – and yet – has not moved at all. Oneness IS Nothingness.
As the saying goes; when you can walk on water, take the boat…
But when the whole world believes walking on water is impossible, for their sake, question them.
God is belief. Belief is God. Your very ‘intention’ is that which is God. The very ‘act’ of belief is God. God is none other than belief itself.
Shiva from far
And Shakti as you approach the picture…
Victory is Defeat. Defeat is Victory.
Death is Birth. Birth is Death.
Yin is Yang. Yang is Yin.
Wisdom is Compassion. Compassion is Wisdom.
Emptiness is Form. Form is Emptiness.
Oneness is Nothingness. Nothingness is Oneness.
Light is Darkness. Darkness is Light.
Love Is Fear. Fear is Love.
Truth is Freedom. Freedom is Truth.
“The truth can only ever be told in the contradictions. Or in silence.” – Osho.
“Perceptions of what?”
“Perception in itself.
Pay careful attention, this is a deep truth.
It is not telling you to jump off a bridge and die.
it is telling you that to live without hope of the very EXISTENCE of your own liberation – is a wasted life.
Do you understand?”
“When you say liberation, do you mean free will?”
“Free will is such a riddled word.
By free will, do I mean the ability of a person to choose for himself or herself?
Or do I mean that this ability is so very very rarely used because we are constantly reacting too much to even realise that we are choosing very little?
By liberation, I mean, to recognise that we have hardly been choosing at all, and it’s about time we did.”
The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra.
The great mantra dedicated to Shiva as Mrityunjaya is found in the Rig Veda. It is called the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra, the Great Death-Conquering mantra. It is a mantra that has many names and forms. It is called the Rudra mantra, referring to the furious aspect of Shiva; the Tryambakam mantra, alluding to Shiva’s three eyes; and its is sometimes known as the Mrita-Sanjivini mantra because it is a component of the “life-restoring” practice given to the primordial sage Shukra after he had completed an exhausting period of austerity. The Maha Mrityunjaya mantra is hailed by the sages as the heart of the Veda. Along with the Gayatri mantra it holds the highest place among the many mantras used for contemplation and meditation.
OM. Tryambakam yajamahe
Mrityor mukshiya mamritat
OM – Almighty God
Tryambakam – three-eyed
Yajamahe – We worship, adore, honor, revere
Sugandhim – sweet fragrance
Pushti – A well-nourished condition, thriving, prosperous, full, and complete
Vardhanam – One who nourishes, strengthens, causes to increase (in health, wealth, well-being); who gladdens, exhilarates, and restores health; a good gardener
Urvarukam – disease, attachment, obstacles in life, and resulting depression
Iva – Like, just as
Bandhanan – Stem (of the gourd); but more generally, unhealthy attachment
Mrityor – From death
Mukshiya – Free us, liberate us
Ma – not
Amritat – Immortality, emancipation