Simple keys for blissful living

Be unclutched!

Liberate yourself from the problems of your mind

Do you know that the mind is not a solid thing, as you imagine? What you call ‘mind’ is no more than a constant flow of thoughts, where each thought is being swiftly replaced by the next. You hardly have any control over what thought is going to enter your mind next - because thoughts themselves flow in an illogical, chaotic manner.

But we give too much importance to this chaotic mind! For instance, we start connecting a few thoughts that run through our mind, and start giving profound meanings to them. If you believe that your whole life has been suffering, you unconsciously collect and connect only the painful incidents of your life, which strengthen your belief that life is suffering. This is called creating a ‘pain shaft’ – making an imaginary connection between disconnected painful incidents, which gives the impression that life itself is painful. Sometimes, very rarely, you believe life is joy! Then you connect all the joyful incidents and start believing life is joy. But whether you create a pain shaft or a joy shaft, please understand that both are not true, because the shaft itself does not exist outside of your imagination!

When we learn to disconnect or ‘unclutch’ from our thoughts, we become free of the play of the mind. We start living in the moment, without preconceived ideas. When you live above the play of the mind, you are living enlightenment.

You are a miracle of Existence!

Connect to the Whole

In Existence, there is nothing such as a separate, individual identity!

Even if we don’t always experience this in our everyday life, we are all intimately connected at the deepest level.

As we work with deeper and deeper layers of ourselves, we begin to see this truth. At the level of the physical body, each individual is distinctly separate. For example, if you eat a fruit, only you enjoy the fruit; even a person sitting right next to you cannot taste it.

When you move to a subtler layer like breath, you find that the same air moves in and out of everyone’s body; many people can share the fragrance of the same flower.

At the level of the mind, you may think you are separate, but we are all constantly relaying and receiving thought signals without our awareness! Our emotions also affect one another without our having to say a word. As we go deeper, we find that we are increasingly connected by the collective consciousness. At the deepest level of the being, we are all just part of the one Whole.

All the suffering you experience, whether it is physical pain or mental suffering or spiritual bondage, is born only out of the idea of being a separate being. Once you become aware that you are part of the collective consciousness and there is no one standing against you, you experience a deep relaxation and liberation.

Bliss attracts fortune!

Can you get rich by being happy?

Yes! It is possible.

Our thoughts and energy flow have the capacity to create and attract incidents and people of the same nature into our lives. Our thoughts and energy directly affect our body, our cell structure, our decisions, our capacity to carry out those decisions, the incidents in the outer world, even the accidents that happen in our lives!

Most of the time, our actions are prompted by either the desire to gain something, or the fear of losing something. When we function out of greed or fear, we create a negative mental setup and corrupt our energy flow. Naturally, this is going to reflect in the results of our actions.

If we can change our mental setup to one of bliss or ananda, we will be brimming with energy and clarity.

We will experience a deep connection with the energy of all of Existence. A clear, integrated intention, has the power to change even the outer-world incidents of your life. Your inner bliss has the capacity to attract outer-world fortune. When your mental setup is driven by inspiration and joy, you automatically attract all good things to yourself. 

Conflict-free living

Handling life situations with ease

Conflict-free living is living completely at ease with your body, your mind, and the circumstances that you experience in the outer world. We continuously experience some conflict or the other every moment - in our relationships, our goals, in our desires, in life situations.

We invariably attribute our conflict to someone or something in the outer world. We blame the outer world for it.

People ask me, ‘Swamiji, how can I be conflict-free in a world that is filled with conflict? Only when the whole world is silent, happy and peaceful, can I become conflict-free.’

Every leader who declared war claimed that he was going to bring peace to the world!

A conflict-free world starts with a conflict-free individual. To start living a conflict-free life, all you need to do is bring in the energy to change the things that need to change in your life, and the intelligence to accept what need not change. Above all, understand that whether you change anything or not, life itself is a continuously changing phenomenon.

Once you realize this, you will naturally hold onto the one thing that never changes: the eternally unchanging Truth. Then you will automatically be conflict-free. When you start living a conflict-free life, you start living enlightenment. When there is no conflict inside, you experience no conflict in the world!