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Dear friend,
This blog is an effort to share all the mistakes committed by me in my Life. I wish to share them with a hope that you may learn from my mistake and avoid committing them all over again!

I am blending my wisdom with that of all great Masters who have shown me the Light.

This blog is dedicated to everyone from whom I learned. Wish you peaceful life ahead.


Friday, February 12, 2016

What matters in Life? - Physical & Non-physical?

The greatest physicist & philosopher of this century Albert Einstein once said "All that can be counted does not count; but all that cannot be counted counts".

You may have to read this many times to understand the import of what he means. Greatest wisdom are in couplets like Bhagawad Gita which is not so obvious to comprehend. It needs a commentary. Let me try to write a commentary on this profound statement of a Gyani.

All that we cognise in this universe can be classified into two major categories namely "Physical" & "Non-physical". All that we we can recognise with our 5 senses like the table, chair, Apple or the mountain is 'Physical'. All that we cannot comprehend with 5 senses but cannot deny its presence like gravity, electricity, magnetism etc are 'Non-physical'.

The physical has a boundary like our body, but our mind is non-physical. The physical will perish but the non-physical will never perish as the laws of conservation of energy says 'Energy can neither be created nor destroyed'.

What Einstein says is 'all physical can be counted like number of mangoes or people but non-physical like magnetism cannot be counted as how much magnetism is there in this universe. This is the superficial meaning of what Einstein says but there is a deep sense of wisdom in his statement. What's that? Here is an explanation.

The 'physical' have a material value like our car or properties but non-physical like 'Love, Integrity, patience, compassion etc cannot be counted but it counts. The word count has a dual meaning depending on how it is used in a sentence.

What Einstein says is 'Material objects although can be counted like the number of cars one possess, it does not count (matter). On the other hand how much love and good will one earned cannot be counted but it really counts (matters).

Please remember all powerful forces are invisible like heat, Gravity, magnetism, atomic energy etc. Similarly, all invisible forces like Love, gratitude, compassion etc cannot be counted but are the most powerful forces what 'COUNTS' (Matter).

Above all the Divine is the most invisible force that can never be comprehended with our limited sense but attaining that is what really 'COUNTS' and purpose of life. If you are still counting your physical possessions even now, the non-physical will never be in your vicinity and suffering is imminent.

Jai Gutudev

Why Human beings Chase wealth?

There are few characteristics which are common among all human beings such as our body system's functioning and the way our mind works. All human ambitions are also common such as 'Amassing material wealth' except few exceptions like Buddha who relinquished all carnal pleasures and became a recluse. Can't imagine sometimes how he could do that? From a common man's perspective Lord Buddha is mad.

May be because of what Buddha did we remember him after 2500 years later when we don't even know who was our great great grandfather! It is a million dollar question to answer 'Whether Buddha was mad or my great great grandfather.

As usual you don't need to agree to what I am going to say. My analysis goes like this:
Right from my 'Enquiry' of life started, I was curious to know why human beings without exception chase wealth at the cost of everything else? If this greed is not present akin to animal kingdom, this planet will not have 90% people below poverty line.

The creator for some unknown reasons kept only two motives for all living creations - the 'self preservation' & 'Procreation'. The 'self preservation' drives us to somehow survive and escape from death and procreation drives us be after sex. This is common between animals as well as human beings but for the only difference. The animal do everything unconsciously where as human do consciously. Both science as well as Veda confirms that human is the most evolved species on Earth and there is no further evolution possible!

As we are conscious being we only know that one day we will die and no way we can escape from death. Our self preservation does not permit us to accept death and we wish to live for ever. This desire to somehow escape from death makes us to amass wealth with a hope that we can escape death if we have enough money.

The other reason for tendency to amass wealth is, human beings always wants to grow more than what they are. This desire to become infinite is restricted by our physical limitations. Due to this limitation we try to aggrandise materials, land space etc. This gives a notional feeling of expansion of ourselves. For example Hitler or Alexander wanted to acquire the whole world.

Some Yogis thought you can grow inwardly to merge with the divine that resides in you there by you become all pervading, omnipotent, Omniscient being. This is what Buddha did. Please remember one thing - Human race never worships those who were greedy and had the maximum material possessions; but touches the feet of a yogi who relinquished everything and merged with divine.

Jai Gurudev