The Flowering and Fruit of Consciousness

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The flower of consciousness.
The fruit of consciousness.
Causeless joy.
Uncaused happiness.
Pure bliss.

This New Year's morning, I had a call from an aunt of mine, who stays in Delhi.
We wished each other.
And then we spoke of this and that, exchanged news.
In the course of the conversations we also touched on some relationships that both of us had, that had gone awry, as it sometimes does in life.
We spoke of how important it is to accept life and people, and ourselves, for who they/we are, without expectations.
As we were speaking, it was as if a thunderbolt hit me.
"Hum to bin vajai khush hai," I told her.
Translated it means :
"I am causelessly joy full".

Don't know who did what, or said or didnt say something...
If I did or didn't do or say something...
No guilt or shame.
If someone else did or didn't do or say something....
No blame or incrimination.

It was
And the doing of whatever happens....

Had I read too much Ramesh Balsekar...???
Perhaps.Some hidden hints..

Nevertheless it was now, true for me.
My attitude towards life.
It had crept up on me and incorporated itsef without me even trying...!!!
Had been for a few years, without me even realising it.

The realisation hit me like a thunder bolt.
There is a certain dependency, if my happiness is the result of people and situations of life.

A maturirity sets in of its own accord.
A ripening.
A flowering.

Suddenly the fruit appears from that flower.

The flowering and fruit of consciousness.


A beautiful quote, heady, like the dance of a dervish :

"Those who are confused tell us to annihilate the 'I.' But this only devastates the
effulgence of delight. It is not I who dissolve but the sense of do-ership, the
illusory link between the I and action, Purusha and Prakriti.

When the thought that 'I am the do-er' vanishes, I remain as the Wonderfull
Witness, while action dances on, 1000 times more dynamic, spontaneous, and

This is not an esoteric meditation: it is the experience of the warrior in the
midst of battle, the athlete at the peak of performance, the lover in the zone of
what she loves.

O heart, rest in stillness at the center of whirling!"

~ Fred LaMotte on Facebook

A New Year...
And a SMILE.


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ek shaayar ne kaha hai:
chaandni raaton mein ik-ik phool ko,
bekhudi kehti hai sajda keejiye!

Ashtavakra uvaacha, 'nirvaasanah sphoorti matrah'

I am, yet I am not...

Asanga | Wed, 01/02/2013 - 06:03
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Dear Asanga, kehte

Dear Asanga,
kehte hai,
kuch, kuch, zahan meien, baith jaateein hain baateein.
In translation:
Some things just settle deep down into one's consciousness.
It's as life gets lived, and I come up against various situations in life, that I suddenly realise somethings that had caused me anguish are no more as they were, and have become non operative, being replaced by a different conditioning perhaps, which I hadn't even noticed..!!
And I hadn't even tried to either get rid of the sorrows, nor sought to be happy.
These little unfoldments have the beauty of an unfurling bud, turning into a flower and ripening to become a fruit, which bear the seeds of another tree...!!



MAI | Wed, 01/02/2013 - 07:23
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Beautiful account. In

Beautiful account.

In contrast to what we think, we do not really decide or control directly our moods and attitudes, whether they are joy or resentment. It only seems so and I don't say this based on some guru's opinion or scripture or a theory. It is an experiential fact (even a scientific fact, see

The only thing which we can intervene in (and also this is not entirely in our control and only to some very limited extent) is our inner reactions to these mentioned above moods and attitudes - whether we accept them or resist them. This (again in contrast to general belief) has no significant immediate effects but does influence the future mentioned above moods and attitudes.

To sum it up: enjoy your joy, it is like a give away you were given randomly in the street.

johnd | Wed, 01/02/2013 - 09:24
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Gifts of Grace..

Thank you johnd,
These gifts of grace flow over our lives and are like the cool mountain breeze, laden with the fragrance of pine cones....whence the wind one knows.


MAI | Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:07
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Monica, can you give your

Monica, can you give your perspective as a conscious Indian woman on what is going on right now in India following the brutal rape and murder in Delhi. From my long time in India, I know that this case is far from being an isolated rare one but resembles a very problematic attitude towards women in India. I heard of so many cases and almost any western female travelling in India has experienced some kind of sexual harassment. Still, it feels that maybe some change is about to take place this time. Or not.

johnd | Wed, 01/02/2013 - 15:10
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Transmuting suffering

Dear johnd,
Let me tell you about an incident.
Last month, on the 17th of dec. my 87 year old mother-in-law passed away.She'd been a long time patient of alzeihmers.
The last few years she was bedridden, and almost a vegetable,almost comatose,with multiple medical complications of BP,diabetes,etc.The last month or so she was suffering from acute breathing problems and water in her lungs. The last day or so she was on oxygen, to facilitate breathing though she was labouring with it. On the doctors recommendation, and a family descion, it was decided that she would not be put on life support system.
Multi-organ failure set in and on 17th evening, with my husband and me seated on either side of her,holding her hands, we watched her take her last breath and then no more.
This happened on the 17th of Dec.
On 7th of dec. prompted by a continued litany by family members of "poor thing, we cant see her suffering like this"
I sat quietly by myself, silent,at one with myself.

On the 7th dec. I put up this facebook status:

"The only place to stop the suffering of this world, is to recognise and stop it within myself. It's the greatest gift I can give to the world."
Posted on fb on 7th Dec.2012

I hope this answers you about what's happenning in the world,India, with women,and within each one of us.

A couple of quotes:
Your own Self-Realization

is the greatest service

you can render the world.

— Sri Ramana Maharishi
The world is but a show, glittering and empty.
It is, and yet is not...
It has no cause and serves no purpose...
It appears exactly as it looks, but there is no depth in it, nor meaning.
Only the onlooker is real.
Call him Self or Atma.
To the Self the world is but a colourful show, which he enjoys
as long as it lasts and forgets when it is over.
Whatever happens on the stage makes him shudder in terror or roll with laughter,
yet all the time he is aware that it is but a show.

— Nisargadatta
The world is like a sheet of paper on which something is typed. The reading and the meaning will vary with the reader, but the paper is the common factor, always present, rarely perceived. When the ribbon is removed, typing leaves no trace on the paper. So is my mind -the impressions keep on coming, but no trace is left.

— Nisargadatta Maharaj


MAI | Wed, 01/02/2013 - 16:59