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Today’s (31st January, 2015) Morning Satsang continues with the Upanishads Series - Living Advaita. In this profound delivery of the Isha Upanishad, Verse I, Paramahamsa Nithyananda declares how his goal is to lead us to higher reality. Life is all about evolving our cognition from perception to fact, fact to truth and truth to reality. That’s all. Nothing to do with so-called bliss, love, renunciation and yoga; all these are side effects. Watch, Share and Subscribe to our channel to be notified of the next upload click to subscribe. visit:
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Nithyanandeshwara Samaarambhaam

Nithyanandeshwari Madhyamaam |

Asmath Aachaarya Paryanthaam

Vandhey Guru Paramparaam ||



I welcome all the devotees, disciples, samajis, satsanghis, Shrimahants, Mahants, Thanedars, Kotharis, sitting with us through Nithyananda TV, Sadhna TV, two-way video-conferencing having Nayana Deeksha.


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I welcome every one of you with my love and respects.


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I welcome all of you with my love and respects.


I have to answer a few questions before entering into Upanishads. 


Some people are expressing, ‘Swamiji has entered only the first Upanishad sutra.  It is mind blowing!’ 


Some are expressing, ‘It is just going beyond our head or understanding!’


So, if you feel it is going beyond your head, you are not able to understand, the solution is: watching the satsangh again two-three times; not telling me to reduce or dilute the strength of what I am delivering. 


Understand, I am not an Anacin-Metacin guru, giving a few kriyas, techniques, some goody-goody messages – ‘Love everyone.  Your problems will be solved.’  As if nobody knows or what?  How to love is the problem!  No, I am not the guru who gives some kind of a nice-to-hear advice, feel-good-feel techniques.  I do give some of the life solutions, but I am not just that alone, please understand!  If I am not revealing the Akashic Records during the Upanishads, then when am I going to express?  When am I going to reveal all these truths? 


So, I am very clear, no way the satsanghs, Upanishad Series, is going to get diluted!  It is only going to get more and more stronger!


And, as I said, I am not interpreting; I am just intercepting the conversations which happened originally when these Upanishads were revealed.  The pre-text, context, and afterword, foreword, content, afterword, all that, which is related to Upanishads, I am downloading and reading it out, sharing it with all of you.  You cannot ask me to dilute it.  If you want it to be diluted, ask the Upanishadic rishis; it is not in my hands!  So, understand, it is something not in my hands.


Please understand, I am neither a “feel-good-feeling” teacher, nor revolutionist.  No!  I am a spiritual being expressing and actively establishing the Dharma, the Cosmic understandings about life, helping everyone to live Advaitha.  So, if you feel you are not able to understand, you are not able to internalize, please watch the satsangh again and again, two-three times; then you will understand.


Let me enter into the mantra.


ईशावास्यमिदं सर्वं यत्किञ्च जगत्यां जगत् ।
तेन त्यक्तेन भुञ्जीथा मा गृधः कस्यस्विद्धनम् ॥

Eeshaavaasyamidham Sarvam Yathkincha Jagathyaam Jagath |
Thena Thyakthena Bhunjeethaa Ma Gridhah Kasyasviddhanam ||


The translation is:


“By the Consciousness filled must this all be,

Whatever moving thing there is in the ever-moving world.

With this renounced, you may enjoy.

Covet not the wealth of anyone at all.


Listen!  Yesterday I was expanding these four words.  I will expand those four words a little more deep, and then move to the next.  Listen!


·         PERCEPTION: Whatever your senses can perceive in a limited Time and Space.


·         Second, FACT: Your senses perceiving with more Time and Space.


·         TRUTH: With a lot more Time and Space, even your perception evolves.  Truth!


·         REALITY is: Existence as it is, beyond your perception and Time and Space.


Yesterday I was giving an example:


·         PERCEPTION: Earth is flat.  Sun is going around the Earth.


·         FACT: No!  Earth is round, and Earth only is going around the Sun.


·         TRUTH: Earth is not exactly round; it is more like an Orange fruit – a little pressed above and below.  And Sun goes around the Earth. 


Please listen!  In the Perception also, you felt that Sun goes around the Earth.  In Truth also, Sun goes around the Earth.  But, both are not one and the same.  Here you know it with a clear understanding that the Sun goes around the Earth in a few billion years because this whole Sun family is not stagnant, the whole Sun family is moving around, the whole Solar System is moving around centred on something.  So, in that way, Sun will go around the Earth at least once in billions of years.


·         The REALITY is: The shape of the Earth should be seen with the Google Earth map.  You cannot describe it as round, or a little Orange fruit type.  No!  No description is possible.  See it as it is.  And, both Sun and the Earth are going around each other.  Earth goes around within one year period; Sun goes around within a few billion years. 


Listen!  Life is all about evolving your cognition from Perception to Fact, Fact to Truth, Truth to Reality, that’s all!  It has nothing to do with so-called Bliss, Love, Renunciation, Devotion, Yoga, nothing.  All these are side-effects. 


When your Perception evolves to Fact, you may suddenly become meditative, you may suddenly become yogic, you may suddenly become loving, you may suddenly become blissful; but, life itself, the purpose of life itself is to evolve from Perception to Fact, Fact to Truth, Truth to Reality. 


When you are moving from Fact to Truth, you may suddenly become active, you may suddenly become more loving, you may suddenly become blissful, you may suddenly lose your cunningness.  I am seeing that happening, after I started the Upanishads, in so many people!  People are losing their hypocrisy; people are losing their anger, violence. 


The highest form of violence is, you deciding you will not be useful or productive to anybody.  That is the highest form of violence.  You deciding, ‘I will not be useful!’  See, when you are angry towards your boss – ‘I will not be useful to his aim, his goal.’  Same way, only when you are angry with yourself and Sangha, Guru, whatever you see....  See, when you are angry with yourself, you will be angry with everything, everybody, every one.  Only then you will decide, ‘I will not be useful’, or, ‘I will not make any of their declarations into reality.’


“Love” means, making yourself as a catalyst for everyone’s reality.  “Nothing more can be done!” – to THAT extent!  Not only you should perceive “whatever you can you have done”, but everyone also should feel “whatever you can, you have done it for making everyone’s reality”.  That is what is “Love”. 


I am seeing more and more people dropping hypocrisy, becoming loving, because, many of your Perceptions are moving towards Fact, Facts are moving towards Truth, Truths are moving towards Reality.  That is all is life!  That is all is life!  Cognition!  Cognition!  Moving from Perception to Fact, Fact to Truth, Truth to Reality.  Reality is “Eesha”.


Listen!  Upanishads declare very clearly, Upanishads declare very clearly: “Consciousness fills all these”.


 ईशावास्यमिदं सर्वं यत्किञ्च जगत्यां जगत् ।
Eeshaavaasyamidham Sarvam Yathkincha Jagathyaam Jagath |


This one verse answers so many doubts created by materialists, the so-called rationalists, or the so-called irrational rationalists.  “Pagutharivu” (பகுத்தறிவு) – in Tamil we use that word.  Tamilian “Pagutharivu” (பகுத்தறிவு) people are, the Tamilian atheists are not even rationalists; they are “irrational rationalists”!


Listen!  My pronounciation “EeshaavaaSHyam” (ईशावाश्यम्) is also “paatta bhedha”.  How I heard from my masters, I am repeating.  But, actually, it is “EeshaavaaSyam” (ईशावास्यम्) – “S” (स), not  “vaaSHya” (वाश्य).  My masters, they used the same “SH” () for “vaaSya” (वास्य) also.  I am retaining the “paatta bhedha” as it is, as a respect and reverence to my masters’ way of pronouncing it.  In Vedic Tradition it is allowed; the “paatta bhedha” which you heard exactly from your master is supposed to be retained as it is.  So, even though the letter here “EeSHa” (शा), the “SH” () is different, “vaaSyam” (वास्यम्), the “S” () is not the “SH” (), but because I heard from my masters – “EeshaavaaSHyamidham Sarvam”  (ईशावाश्यमिदं सर्वं), I am retaining it.  So, all my disciples are requested to retain the same “paatta bhedha” of my masters.  It is a way of giving respect to the teacher.  The highest place given for the masters and teachers in our Vedic Tradition: even if there is pronounciation difference, it is accepted and revered as “paatta bhedha” of that Master.  And I do want to keep that tradition!


Listen!  Nothing purifies you like Truth.  Just simply sitting and giving advice to human-beings is useless.  After doing that for a decade, I realized it.  Sitting and giving advice to human-beings is useless, understand?  Telling them, ‘Be more loving, be more blissful, be more caring, be non-violent’, all this is just useless, utter useless, not even one percent useful!  If at all you are really sincere in helping yourself and people, others, don’t do this stupid thing of empty advices.  I tell you, whenever I moved people from Perception to Fact, Fact to Truth, Truth to Reality, all the best things that need to happen to people have started happening!  They became automatically more loving, more caring, more intelligent, more non-violent, more enriching.  I tell you, throughout this Upanishad Series I am going to do only this: moving you step by step to the higher levels of existence.  Automatically, all the good things will happen to you, and by you. 


I am not “Moral” teacher, please understand.  My teaching may lead you to become more moral.  My aim is leading you to higher and higher reality – असतो   मा   सद्गमय (“Asatho Maa Sadhgamaya”).  My purpose is to lead you to “असतो मा सद्गमय । तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय । मृत्योर्माअमृतं गमय । (“Asatho Maa Sadhgamaya, Thamaso Maa Jyothirgamaya, Mrithyor Maa Amrithamgamaya”).  The side-effect may be bliss; you may become more blissful.  Side-effect may be intelligence; you may become more intelligent.  Side-effect may be thousands and thousands of auspicious qualities – you may become a good, moral person.  But, my aim is to lead you from Unreality to Reality – असतो मा सद्गमय तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय । मृत्योर्मा अमृतं गमय । (“Asatho Maa Sadhgamaya, Thamaso Maa Jyothirgamaya, Mrithyor Maa Amrithamgamaya”) – understand?  Experientially moving you from Perception to Fact, Fact to Truth, Truth to Reality, helping you to live Advaitha. 


[Meaning of this verse “Asatho Maa Sadhgamaya” from Brihadaranyaka Upanishad is: “Lead us from Unreality (of Transitory Existence) to the Reality (of the Eternal Self), Lead us from the Darkness (of Ignorance) to the Light (of Spiritual Knowledge), Lead us from the Fear of Death to the Knowledge of Immortality”]. 


The best way to listen to Upanishads should be: Morning you wake up, just wash yourself, come and drop your body in the presence of the Master, listen, listen listen!  After that, whole day, just digest, digest, digest, not doing any work related to mind other than this digestion.  And, if at all needed, doing a little physical work like gardening, or agriculture.  Body can work – some cleaning of the deity, or doing a little agriculture, or gardening; but mind should not work; mind should only be working on these great truths, digesting it, and falling into that space in the night as sleep.  This is the best way to listen to Upanishads!  Anyone who listens to Upanishads in this way, even for three months, will experience Living Advaitha! 


Mind should not be engaged in any other mental activities which require you to move away from contemplating on these truths.  Body can be engaged: you can just be doing some gardening; you can be doing some agricultural work.  Body can be engaged; but mind not getting engaged in anything moving out of this contemplation on Upanishads.  And, enriching is never moving out of Upanishads, don’t worry!  If you are working on enriching, it is PERFECT!  It only strengthens your understanding about Upanishads.  Other than that, not doing any other mental actions, activities, and digesting, nothing like it! Nothing like it!  Not doing mental activities, but doing only physical activities.  Not doing mental activity means, even the unnecessary wandering should not be there.  Mind should be engaged in thinking, contemplating on these great truths you heard.  It should be engaged.  That is why I am encouraging “vaadha-prathivaadha”, debates, contemplating. 


Anybody can devote just three months.....  Especially these first three months I am going to be exploring Ishavasya Upanishad.  After Isha, Kena (Kena Upanishad).  After Kena Upanishad, Katha (Kathopanishad).  Just the best and greatest truths revealed!  But I don’t think in three months we will be finishing Kena, Katha, all those Upanishads.  May be, we may finish Ishavasya Upanishad.  Because, I am looking at, at least next two years I will be expanding on Upanishads!  Ishavasya Upanishads alone is eighteen verses. 


And, I welcome and invite everyone.  All the ashrams all over the world are now open for everyone to come and listen to Upanishads, contemplate whole day without doing any mental work, doing just some physical activities like gardening, or agriculture, or just cooking.  And I take the responsibility of providing for your needs during this period.


As per the Vedic Tradition, Master is supposed to beg and take care of the disciples’ needs like food, shelter, clothes, medical care – the basic needs.  So, I commit with all of you, as per the Vedic Tradition, anyone can come and be in our campuses wherever we have place to accommodate.  Of course, this campus (Bidadi) is enough to accommodate even a few thousand people!  You can come.  Study minimum three months.  If you want to stay further and listen to further Upanishads, I welcome you.  You will not be put to do any mental activity which is not supposed to be done when you are digesting these great truths other than contemplating on it. 


This is what is the ideal life I propose, especially when you are internalizing Upanishads: 


Listen to morning satsangh.  And spend a little time on contemplating on it.  Just to keep yourself awake, do some physical activity; otherwise you will fall asleep, or you will just drift away into your worrying, incompletions.  To keep you away from it, you can do some simply physical activities like gardening, or agriculture, or cooking – physical activities where mind is not required to be engaged in certain actions, or mind is not required to be engaged in any activity away from contemplating on Upanishads.  Then have debates on Upanishads.  And you can watch the satsangh retelecast.  And, again, once the suns sets, having an active, powerful debate, non-violent, active, powerful debate.  See, why I say “non-violent” is, you should not be taking a stand just because you took that stand.  You should move to the different stand only if you are sincerely convinced.  See, without being sincerely convinced, you should not move to the other stand.  If you are sincerely convinced, you should not have the blockage of ego – ‘No, I already took this stand!  How can I change?’  No!  Without having the ego – ‘I took this stand.  How can I change?’ – you should be able to change.  And you should change only if you are sincerely convinced, not otherwise.  That is what I call “active non-violent debate”.    


I visualize, every evening, after sunset, in front of Vaidya Sarovar, hundreds and hundreds of seekers sitting as two batches – Vyasa and Shankara – and debating on Upanishads.  Listening to these debates sincerely, even birds and flies and bees getting enlightened!  And, because of their feet touching the lotus in the Manasarovar, even the honey in the lotus becomes nectar!  Because that nectar falls into the Manasarovar water, anybody who takes bath in that water or gives shraaddha to their elders in that water, even they getting liberated!  All those liberated beings deciding to visit this Kailasa, and taking birth, coming to our Gurukul as incarnations, and studying!  And those incarnations again continuing the debate on the banks of Vaidya Sarovar and liberating more and more beings!  May be a little poetic, but this is the way I wanted this place to be.  And I know IT WILL BE!


Active non-violent debate, understand!  Not being active is useless, dead.  I have seen, when debates happen, there will always be twenty people – ‘What is there for me?  Let them debate!  Finally whatever is the conclusion, I will understand that.’  No!  You will never understand the conclusion unless you are actively into that thinking process.  Unless you are actively into that thinking process, no, you cannot catch the truths in the end.  No!  You can’t just see the climax of the movie and understand the whole movie and enjoy the movie.  No!  You need to watch from the beginning to catch the climax. 


And I also request all the Mahants in all the ashrams, please lead the “vaadha-prathivaadha” every day.  Have some time dedicated for it.  Whoever comes, let them come and participate.  It should be such a non-violent active participation!  Everyone should be participating.  And non-violent! 


So, from today, in the Gurukul we will have debate for Balasants, Bala Kotharis, Bala Mahants.  They will have their own debate.  And, in front of Vaidya Sarovar, the seekers, disciples, devotees, who are residing in this campus, and who are internalizing Upanishads, can have every day debate.  Non-violent active debate!  “Vaadha-Prathivaadha”!  “Shaasthra Vichaara”!  “Shaasthra ‘Chai Pe Charcha’!” (शास्त्र “चाय पेचर्चा”) (“Debating the Scriptures over Tea”)!


And I invite anyone who wants to internalize the Upanishads in this way to Bidadi, or any of our campuses where we have accommodation facility, to come and stay and internalize.  The program is absolutely free.  And, as per the Vedic Tradition, the Guru is supposed to beg, collect all the needs, and support the disciple.  I am capable of that, and I WILL DO IT! 


When Upanishads are taught, this is the way, this is the tradition which was practised.  So, we will do that, and have “Vaakyaartha Sadhas”.  That is the technical term for debating on the great spiritual scriptures.  “Vaakyaartha Sadhas”!  We will have “Vaakyaartha Sadhas” every evening on the banks of Vaidya Sarovar.  Whoever wants to participate, please come and participate.


Today, again, the subject for “Vaakyaartha Sadhas” is: Perception, Fact, Truth, Reality.  Debate on it.  Have “Vaakyaartha Sadhas” on it.  And I am encouraging “Vaakyaartha Sadhas” everywhere.  All the Mahants should lead “Vaakyaartha Sadhas” everywhere, in all our ashrams, temples, gurukuls, schools, vidhyalayas, and in all the campuses.  Through “Vaakyaartha Sadhas” you will internalize and intranalyze these great truths again and again and again.  We will have the “Vaakyaartha Sadhas” as per the tradition – with betel leaf, betel nut, lime paste.  That is the traditional way of having the debate.  We will have the “Vaakyaartha Sadhas” as per the tradition every day.


With this, I bless you all!  Let you all radiate with Integrity, Authenticity, Responsibility, Enriching, Causing Living Advaitha, eternal bliss, Nithyananda!  Thank you!