While I was sitting with Mohanji today afternoon, I saw him checking posts on Facebook. Suddenly he came across a picture of a young boy sitting next to his mother, waiting for her to wake up. However, his mother was not sleeping. They were outside, in Gaza war. He didn’t understand his mother was dead. She won’t wake up ever again. Mohanji’s subtlety couldn’t ignore the suffering. He immediately surged into action. He started typing, and after five minutes his consciousness delivered this message.
How many children became orphans in the last 7 days! How many children died! How many people lost everything? Who will answer? In the name of what is this? Land? Power? Politics? Supremacy? When will man understand? Gaza is burning. The world’s conscience is burning even if we try our best to ignore it.
Whether it be Gaza or any other country where beings are bound or murdered, conscience must get burnt.
Awareness is the key. An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind. These are not my words. This is a famous truth. There is no way we can buy justice through wars. One man’s gain is always another man’s loss. When will we understand that?
Our soul cannot be owned by any body. Likewise, earth cannot be owned by any being. It can only be used for a certain period of time. What is expected during this time, is peaceful co-existence.
Earth cannot be owned by any. Earth is just a platform. Temporary possessions gives illusion of ownership. Transactions in paper makes us feel proud and money’s worth. But, when we die, we leave the paper and the property behind. Who owns earth?
Who will answer for the deaths and destructions that takes place in the name of land, religion and politics? All people are the same. All countries are the same. None higher or lower. None have the right to oppress or suppress another. Life must continue. When we walk on the blood paved paths of existence, our feet must hurt. Tons of accumulated atrocities and murders have weakened the natural vibration of earth and make it lesser and lesser habitable.
When emotions are ruling, wars are inevitable. Expect the backlash. Hit on conscience causes guilt. Guilt travels through time and lives. When collective guilt takes over, destruction takes place. We may fall lucky to shed the body earlier than the backlash to express itself fully. But, we may either come back or our own generations to come will curse the generations past for taking the soul out of earth, for killing the “life” of earth. None can escape the fruits of his action. This is an eternal truth. To keep a blind eye towards a crime is equal to committing it.
We are too selfish. We only like to sit back in the virtual world and watch the pictures of dead women and children on the facebook and hit “like” in support of the cause, irrespective of whether it is towards or against. We live in the artificial world of make believe and cheat ourselves in believing that everything is good outside there and inside within our own household. The children brought up completely in the virtual world are total misfits in the world outside. Everything happens for them in the virtual world and they cannot care less for other people’s suffering. We never consider even once that inertia has indeed left us totally bound and helpless. The only part of the body that actually moves are the fingers which click “like” on Facebook.
Now, I know that even these words here are useless, I know, because it is not possible for individual consciousness to fight against the gross and ugly collective consciousness hell bound for destruction and death. Useless because the comfort zone oriented man will just discard positive words as tall order and discard any potential for collective action. I know very well that even if a 1000 of us join hands against human atrocities, we will all be crushed mercilessly. The only permanent solution is increased awareness and different system of education.
Motherhood should happen in a more profound way. No mother will order the killing of any children. It has always been man. Love should prevail through motherliness.
Now, this mail is meant as food for thought. I am with the suffering and helpless. I love those who even help heal a small wound of the body or mind.
I am always hoping for Peace to prevail. Again, collective consciousness is too strong to grow any seeds of sensitiveness. Yet, let us not give up hope. Let us grow seeds in our own garden and distribute selflessly to other’s garden, too.
I love you unconditionally
In this blog Mohanji underlines how important it is to be aware of where we apply our energy. Second, he makes it clear where to invest our energy and how to become really rich. By adding value to our own life each day through good and benevolent thoughts, words and action. By investing in awareness.
Where there is energy, there is LIFE.
Where there is energy, that becomes LIFE.
Little Albert went to the wise man again. Evening after evening, after a brief stint of soccer with friends, after school, on his way home from the ground, he stopped at the small house where the old man lived. Initially, it was just curiosity about the man and to see his toothless laughter. Later, as he grew older, he liked the small snippets that flowed as pearls from the old man. He had no relatives or friends, yet, how happy he was! Albert understood at a very early age that being happy and peaceful with himself is the biggest blessing any person could ever have in life. The old man’s inner happiness invariably reflected on his face, too. The beauty of deep inner peace was well written on his face. It never occurred to Albert to ask where he came from or where his people are. He was satisfied with the present scenario and he enjoyed a lot of peace whenever he met the old man. A strange surge of hope and optimism welled in his chest whenever he stepped into the small space on the side of the village road. Albert lived in a small village about thirty minutes away from the nearby town. It was a peaceful village, scarcely populated.
Years went by, Albert completed his studies in school and had to leave the village and migrate to the town to continue his education. The evening before he left, he came to the old man yet again and gave him some bread and cheese to eat. He told him that he would be leaving for the town the next day. The old man smiled and said “You are not leaving, Albert, only your body is.” Albert thought for a while. He mused over the thought. He understood. It was true. Over the years, this old man was the source of his deep inner peace and grounding. How can his soul leave the source? Yes, only the body is going. This understanding gave him a deeper solace and silence.
While leaving, the old man said “Bless You, Albert. In the world of dualities, do not put your money on emotions, ego and intellect. Put it on selflessness. Be a beacon of light. Be self-sufficient. Let your money grow.” Albert left with a rich heart. The next day, he left for the town.
As the old man said, Albert never left the old man. He constantly remembered him and whenever he did, he was rejuvenated beyond any doubt. The source did exist and it did provide! Day by day, each word the old man uttered made more and more sense to Albert. Even though their conversation was limited, each word added value in Albert’s life. He understood this point very well. It is not emotions, but utility that makes life richer. Your relevance is your choice. If you are valuable to many, your life is richer. If you keep your energy in selflessness, life is richer, energy is well-used.
Albert longed for Christmas to arrive. He rushed to his village as soon as the holidays started. The first thing he did was to visit the lonely old man in his house. As he arrived after dark, a small feeble lamp was visible inside the old man’s hut. Albert peeped in and he saw the unmistakable smile of the old man. He gave him the bread, cheese and some cake that he brought for him from the town. The old man smiled and smiled as he ate them. He was visibly happy. Albert also felt fulfillment and his heart welled with a deep purposefulness, too. While the old man ate, none spoke, and just looked and smiled at each other. After the food, the old man drank some water and patted Albert on his back, in approval and thanks for his kindness towards him. This made Albert feel much more better.
The old man said “Albert, you have put your money at the right place. It will grow further.” Albert thanked the old man and he left for home. Even though he was happy to meet his own parents sister and his friends, he was more happy that he could meet the old man everyday, for the next 10 days. Each day was sheer happiness for Albert. They talked little. Yet, it was rejuvenating for Albert. Every cell of his consciousness soaked into the beautiful energy of the old man. He literally felt transformed. He understood how it feels like, to be self-sufficient. He also understood what ultimately matters in life. He said to himself “Energy is precious. It is indeed the Money that this old man is referring to. Life depends on where he would actually put his money. If it is scattered on a number of things, it may all go wasted. If it is put on one or two things, life would become more complete. Only one thing can be enjoyed at one time. In life, there is no speculation. There is only individual truths. So, if one puts his money (energy) on building up his body, he would achieve success. If someone does it on making money, he would. Concentrated energy flow removes obstacles and creates reality. If one concentrates on suffering, he would manifest that in his own life, because that is where he has put his energy. The deepest wish will be fulfilled because the money will be channelled to that. Selfish desires do not make heart richer. Selflessness delivers richness.”
Albert understood that he learned the best lesson of his life from the old man more than hours in his classroom. The true lessons of life are given free, but we pay a lot of money for unusable knowledge all our life. This is also a truth of our existence which we actually could do something about. But, will we? We always flow after glitters and scatter our energy. When nothing gives satisfaction, we complain or dull our senses using intoxication. Some move into pretensions and escapism. What we actually need is clear understanding to where to place your energy. Where ever you place it, it works. So, the choice is ours. This is our free will.
The Christmas holidays gave a re-birth to Albert. He went back with much more clarity and confidence. He created a group of students as part of the discussion board and started sharing his understanding. He lead by example. Adding value to our own life each day through good and benevolent thoughts, words and action, was his simple message. His accent was on inner richness. He created awareness camps. He created activities to follow through. The group grew into a movement and it spilled into other cities also. Albert had put his money on awareness and it really paid. He understood that this is the only thing that is worth investing on.
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Through this simple story, there are so many vital thoughts provoked. Who is Albert? Albert could be you and I. Albert could be our limited mind. Albert could even our inherent craving for completeness. Who is the old man? He could be God. He could be Guru or any master. He could be our higher self which delivers completeness to our limited self. The Old man is totally undemanding. He is happy with himself. He never imposes himself on Albert. He is selfless and complete. He has no complaints. He is happy with whatever is given to him or not given to him. He is personification of fulfillment and completeness. The town or university where Albert goes is our essential movements of life. His purpose is his spine, or pillar of life. Finding balance internally and adapting to any situation the best possible way, without compromising on our inherent values is probably one of the key message. The old man speaks little, but each sentence is deep and profound. One could read a lot more than what is actually written. There is much more to it. I recommend you to dive deeper into it and unearth more jewels from it.