As I was browsing one of the old books called ‘Who asked you to believe?’ which was published by His Divine Holiness, Paramahamsa Nithyananda during his early public life, I couldn’t help but notice these timeless pearls of wisdom and techniques still resonated within me at a much deeper level after 11 years. So, I decided to share it here as a constant reminder to many seekers out there.
1. Step into the timeless Zone
‘Over the years, you have become so time bound, so dependent on time. From the time your get up in the morning to the time your brush your teeth, to the time that you eat breakfast, it goes on and on. It has gone to such an extreme that you cannot be even five minutes without looking at your watch. Come out of this foolishness and see life as the ultimate timeless zone. Slip out of this time awareness and fall into the state of timeless, boundless energy.’
Technique to get out of psychological time:-
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Do you try to make things orderly in your life?
Do you feel comfortable with predictability?
Are you a perfectionist?
If the answer is YES to above questions, you are missing the beauty of life. See, rules are put in place in society so that we can all co-exist peacefully. But the truth is human beings are always looking for the first opportunity to break the rules. This is inherent nature of man because man is chaotic by his nature. Man is wild energy, conditioned by society. Man loves to be chaotic. As he grows, he loses this passion or rather this passion goes under covers and remains dormant which is why at the first opportunity, he is ready to let go. Actually, if you observe even the most meticulous and fastidious people get a silent kick out of breaking rules when the situation calls for it. Chaos is always exciting and energetic, orderliness is predictable and dull. That is the reason why whenever we break a rule, we feel thrilled, joyful and energetic! As long as morality is taught with fear to us as the basis, when morality is instilled in us from outside, it is only social laws. It is time we outgrow them and be able to look at them in a matured fashion.
Here’s a small story: –
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If you were to ask someone – what is Yoga?
Immediately, the typical answer would be ‘Yoga is a physical form of exercise called asanas (postures) used to promote strength, flexibility and balance in the body’. In the modern society especially in the West, yoga has been reduced to just a physical exercise with some breathing techniques, some chanting and some meditation thrown in to create an exotic appeal. Some of the latest fads include an obsession with precision of different complex postures and a belief in the illusion that excessive loss of water in hot yoga is equivalent to a good workout. The Western society largely sees yoga as another form of stress-buster or stretching aerobic exercise. But what they are seeing are merely the side benefits of yoga. It is almost like going to a restaurant and reading the menu without tasting the food! This is so different from what Patanjali, the father of Yoga is advocating in the Yoga Sutras! The mainstream society is only able to catch the physical dimension of yoga but not the authentic body language of yoga.
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