Thank you for updating your profile picture

Dear friend,

Thank you for updating the profile picture in Facebook. The picture is really nice. It must have been taken by a professional photographer.

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Unfortunately, I couldn’t find what I was looking for. I was looking for ‘you’ in the picture. I looked at the picture for a long time, but still couldn’t see you.

Your body was there. Your belongings were there. But you were not there in the picture. There were everything, except you. Where were ‘you’, while taking the picture?

Next time, I hope I will be able to find you in the picture.




It is okay to be bad

If you talk too much but you respect the person who keeps quiet, it is okay.

If you are lazy but you respect the laborer, it is okay.

If you are not beautiful but you respect the beauty, it is okay.

If you are bad, but if you respect the good, it is okay.

It is the attitude that matters, not the activities you do.

Awareness and sustainability

When you are aware, a bucket of water is enough for a shower. When you are not, you spend 5 buckets.

I am not what you see, I am what you smell.

When you are aware, you wash your dishes with a small thread of running water from the tap. When you are not, you use a jet of water.

When you are aware, one hand-towel is enough to dry your hands. When you are not, you need 2-3 towels.

When you are aware, a cup of coffee is enough for a day. When you are not, you need 3 cups.

When you are aware, you cook your own food and eat. When you are not, you go to the fast food restaurant.

When you are aware, you feel for others. When you are not, you feel only for yourself.

When you are aware, you reduce the burden of your mother Earth. When you are not, you throw every little things on her lap.




Why you are a criminal

You are a criminal. It hurts to your ego mind (not to your heart), but it is true. You, the person who is reading this post, is a criminal. You should be put in the jail. I will ask FBI to track you down, from where you are reading this post, so that they can send you to the appropriate place.


You have committed two main crimes. First, you killed your own ‘self’. You stopped believing in ‘yourself’ long time ago, right after you started going to the school. Teachers taught many things and you started believing what they said. You no longer believed in yourself. That is why you are reading this post, isn’t it? At a certain point, you sabotaged your own ‘self’. You are a criminal that should be sent to Guantanamo. I have never met a criminal like you.

Second, you gave shelter to the ‘mind’. A nasty mind was roaming around, in the sky. You picked it up and kept it in your head. You liked its logic and thought that it could be helpful for your survival. Now you think it is your own mind. Anyone who helps a criminal is also a criminal. You have nurtured the ‘mind’ which is harmful to the society and to the people. That is your second crime.

It is not too late to realize your mistake. Ask for ‘forgiveness’ to your ‘self’. It will.




The two sides of life; which side do you live in?

In life, there are only two sides that are real. On one side, there are things, I mean many things. On the other side, there is you who is watching all those things. Except these two sides, there is nothing else.

On one side there is this whole world called Maya. On the other side, there is you who is just watching.


On one side, there are several happenings. Someone is dying. Some people are fighting. There is also a volcano erupting. But on the other side, there is only you who is aware of all these things.

On one side, there are minds, minds of the people. Your mind is also there. Your mind pretends to be your friend. He keeps attracting you and visiting you. But on the other side, there is you who is watching what this cunning mind is doing all the time.

On one side, there are emotions, various emotions, of various people. Your emotions are also there. Sometime they go high, sometime they go low. But on the other side, there is you who is aware of these emotions.

On one side, there are bodies of people who are walking here and there, without any destination. Your body is there too. When it sees a rat, it runs away. But on the other side, there is you who is not running away. You are just there watching all these things.

Where are YOU?




A small test of your honesty

Have you ever donated money to a cause or to a person and did not tell anybody about it? Not even you?

Have you ever picked up a trash and thrown it in the bin when there was nobody around?

Have you ever remembered the cleaner (the person who cleans your street everyday) when you saw some trash on the sidewalk?

Have you ever done something good secretly for another person’s benefit but the person never knew about it?

Have you ever cleaned up the sink in your office when nobody was around, like you do in your home?

If you have done one of those things, you know what is a true blessing.

If not, what about doing one of those things today?


Why you feel heavy all the time

Throughout the day, he meets so many people. Just between walking from home to reaching the office, he sees so many people. Most of the time, those all people find way to his head. He carries all those people in his head. That is why his head is always down. He cannot walk freely. That is why, even though he is not so thick, he feels very heavy while walking.


Once he saw a person walking in front who was wearing a torn shirt. His mind processed a volume of information within a matter of few seconds. First his mind judged the person and said that he must be a poor guy. Then his mind thought about different types of clothes. Then it thought about going to the supermarket in the weekend. His mind went on and on, until he slipped from the sidewalk, on the curb stone. A car passing by almost hit him.

After this event, he became more alert. He stopped carrying things in his head. He became more aware of what was going around. He would now see the trees on the side of the sidewalk. He would hear the birds chirping and flying. He would notice the rhythm of the fountain in front of the building.

He was now just becoming more aware, of all these little things around. When he was aware, he did not have to carry anything at all. There was no time to stop, look back, and think about certain things. Things were happening quite fast around. Each second, the scene was changing. He had to be aware each second. There was no other way. And it seemed to be the only way of living.

You lose a moment, you lost a portion of life.

Who is that person? Is that you?



How to remain happy 24 hours

To remain happy for 24 hours is not possible because happiness is subject to physicality. Why do you want to be happy all the time? Imagine you have a happy smiley face showing all your teeth for 24 hours. You don’t want that right, even if it is possible?


However, it is possible to remain pain-free for 24 hours. When you become empty, there is neither happiness nor suffering. There is nothing. And that is the whole purpose of life — to be nothing.

To be in such pain-free state, you must find that empty space within you. You must identify the ‘Shiva’ that is residing within you. Look at Nova’s face above, it is the Shiva that is gazing, in nothingness.

For this, you need little effort. You need to start living life consciously. You need to do some Sadhana. You need to practice some form of yoga. But once you taste that space, you want to go back there again and again. You will find that material happiness is too boring compared to this.


An angry person is capable of giving enormous blessings

Energy itself is neither good nor bad. Only the way it is handled can be good or bad. We can use nuclear energy for power production. Evil minds can use the same nuclear energy for destruction.


An angry person has a lot of energy. It is just that he is expressing his/her energy through anger, in a negative way.

If you have an angry friend or an angry person in your family, try to please him/her. Don’t focus on his angry nature. Look for the divinity that lies within that angry person. There is god inside every human being. By any means, try to please the god residing within that person.

Bow down to him/her. Follow each and every orders. Cook good food. Take him/her out. If you can make that angry person really happy, blessings will shower upon you. There is no doubt.




The greatest wonder of the world

What is the greatest wonder of the world? Yudhisthira has answered this truthfully and beautifully when asked by Yaksha in Yaksha Prashnas. Yaksha Prashnas are a set of questions asked by Yaksha to Yudhisthira all of which are very interesting to read.


To the above question, Yudhisthira replied, “Day after day countless people die. Yet the living persons wish to live forever. What can be a greater wonder?”

Indeed it is the greatest wonder. We know that our life is temporary but we still want a permanent job. We fight with others over petty issues. We want to gather as much money as possible. We live as if we are immortal. Isn’t it the most-wonderful thing?