You are untouched by suffering

This is the straight truth by Pantajali, the great sage, the father of Yoga: Suffering can never touch you!

How many of you are ready to accept this truth?

If you are able to grasp this truth, then you are already a living yogi! But for the majority of people, their cunning mind is not ready to accept that it is so simple because it still wants to do the nonsensical game of clutching and identification with thought patterns.

If we look in deeply, we will realise that everything is just a game. The mental game that doctors, psychiatrists, psychologist, priests used to exploit us by using guilt, fear and greed. Since young, we are very strongly made to believe by parents, educationists, society, politicians, by people at large that we have an unconscious mind and subconscious mind especially the psychiatrists and psychologists. The funny thing is they don’t even understand fully about their own mind, let alone trying to guide the world! No wonder they created a mess in the human consciousness with all kinds of disorders and we are suffering from it. For example, Sigmund Freud is the biggest fraud who sold a big hypothetical and fraudulent system of thinking to the world, which can never be questioned, and which can never be proved. Recently the scientific father of the disease ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Leon Eisenberg, just before his death, he gave a confession. He said, “ADHD is a fictitious disease.” Dr. Edward C. Hamlyn, a founding member of the Royal College of General Practitioners also made a statement: “ADHD is a fraud intended to justify starting children on a life of drug addiction.” It is the conspiracy of the psycho-pharmacology units all over the world which fabricated this delusion and made us believe it due to some vested interests.

In the Vedic tradition, only enlightened masters, who have already gone beyond the mind, are qualified to talk about the mind. He is able to give the unadultered truth and solution so as to raise the collective consciousness of planet earth.

Paramahamsa Nithyananda (fondly known as Swamiji) is one such living master among us, he declared this simple truth “There is no such thing as suffering, there is no such thing as healing and there is nothing to be healed.” Any thought pattern, any incompletion or any memory we are carrying from the past, cannot touch our inner space. The truth is the past actually does not have any control over our inner space. All the so-called suffering is really unnecessary. This is because we are constantly made to believe that our past has a very strong connection with our present. We are constantly taught the idea that we are carrying an unconscious mind filled with many engraved memories, committed sins and karma. We were told that if we have suppressed some thoughts or emotions, we have to release it or if we were abused, we have to heal that wound through past life regression. These are nonsensical ideas put into our consciousness. That is how we create a disorder for ourselves and suffer. If only we realise that we are responsible for clutching again and again with the old thought patterns and allowing them to cause the unnecessary suffering upon ourselves.

Patanjali says that “Till we reach the state of yoga – the cessation of the mind or the withdrawal of thought patterns, there is clutching and identification with thought patterns”. He went on to explain that the modifications of the mind or mental patterns are five-fold, they result in the alternation of anguish and of non-anguish, suffering and peace. He is telling us that we are all qualified for enlightenment if we renounce our self-doubt, self-hatred and self-denial patterns. All we need to do is just stop our action called mind and relax into our true nature. We will experience the state of NOW and nothing else is required.

In essence, no suffering can ever touch our pure consciousness which is by its nature blissful, powerful and all knowing. Just relax into your true nature NOW. Suffering exists only with ignorance of this truth. Namaste 😀

  • Source – 108 truths of the Yoga of Enlightenment by Paramahamsa Nithyananda.

Mind is an action, you can stop it!

Are you struggling to still your restless mind?
Do you find it impossible to stop your inner chatters?

If this is what you find a challenge, the insight from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali will bring you the right understanding and solution to go beyond the mind.

In the second Yoga Sutra, it states that ‘Yogaha chitta vritti nirodhaha’, meaning ‘Withdrawal from mental patterns is Yoga’. This is the essence of Yoga as captured by Patanjali – a great sage who compiled the Yoga sutras in a systematic and scientific way more than 5,000 years ago.

In order for you to appreciate this truth and connect with the higher consciousness, you need to come into the present moment – NOW and come into the space of pure listening in order to catch the subtle dimension of the MIND which was revealed by my master, Paramahamsa Nithyananda (fondly known as Swamiji). He opened up this profound understanding of the subtle mind in me!

First of all, he said that mind is not an object or a thing as we are taught by society, it is an action. Mind is not a thing to struggle with, suppress or destroy, mind is an action. Just like you are walking as an action, if you don’t feel like walking, you just sit down. When you don’t feel like talking anymore, you just shut your mouth and be in silence. In the same way, mind is an action, if you don’t want it to think anymore, you can stop it. That’s all.

However, you will say ‘No, I have already tried this in many ways, it doesn’t work for me!’ The truth is thinking is a simple yet subtle action, you are doing it, nobody else inside you is doing it. You are the only one who is responsible for the mind to go on in action.

Second, if you feel that the thinking comes back again after sometime, be very clear, it comes back because you want it to come back. At any moment, if you really don’t want it, you can just stop it. Whenever the mind comes back, it is simply because you want it to come back. You have the complete freedom to switch it off and start it again but the problem is you forget that it is YOU who have started it again due to your unawareness of this subtle truth. If you have this basic clarity that you are the one starting the mind, at least you will not feel powerless in front of your mind because you respect your decision. Just understand – “When I want the mind, I am starting it. When I don’t want it, I am relaxing from it.”

The essence of Yoga is only this one sutra – yogaha chitta vritti nirodhaha, Yoga is cessation of mind. Yoga is withdrawal from mental patterns. Mind is not a thing, it is an action which is entirely in your hands. This sutra has to be approached with openness and devotion of the space it is delivered. You will have the same click as I had if you can just bring a cognitive shift in the understanding. Just knowing this simple truth makes me feel powerful to handle my mind intelligently and effortlessly.

Third, you don’t need the mind to be alive. We always think that mind is bigger than the brain. Swamiji’s guru – Yogi Yogananda Puri once revealed that the mind is just one action of the brain. See, when you are asleep or in silence, your brain continues to operate your daily life, your brain is able to keep your body functioning perfectly. So understand, the mind is just one part of your brain – this is the shift you need to have. If you have the courage to switch off your mind as and when it is not required, the mind becomes your slave as it is under your full control. If not, you are a slave to your mind!

Lastly, Swamiji shared that “Living your life without what you call as mind is living enlightenment.” Living independent of the mind is what he called as living enlightenment. To live with the freedom of the mind, you need to take the responsibility completely on your shoulders. The moment you feel you are responsible for your thinking, you know very clearly that you can stop it. Only when you don’t want to take responsibility, you resort to postponing life or blaming life. We need to take responsibility for our subtle action – which is the mind, and knowing when to stop the mind so that we can get back to the natural space of completion and vibrant silence.

In short, Yoga means being able to play with your mind or completely relax from it. Namaste 😀

  • Source – 108 truths of the Yoga of Enlightenment by Paramahamsa Nithyananda.