November 20 2013
Awakening you to you is Sannyas.
In today’s morning Satsang, Paramahamsa Nithyananda declares that reclaiming our original taste for life is Sannyas. When we say NO to societal ignorance and illusion, our thinking moves into alignment with the ultimate possibility! Taking a stand, declaring that we will evolve, be in completion, and always be powerful is the right thinking, action, and intelligence in which our lives should flow.
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Nithyanandeshwara Samaarambhaam Nithyanandeshwari Madhyamaam | Asmadaachaarya Paryanthaam Vande Guru Paramparaam ||
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Today, I will continue to expand on “SANNYAS”.
Knowingly or unknowingly, directly or indirectly, constantly society pokes at you; society’s ignorance is harassing you. Every response you give to happenings of life to you, every response you give to the bits and pieces of life happening to you, every cognition you do is with the interpretation of the social ignorance.
Please understand, for example, when somebody harasses you, attacks you, whether you hit him back, attack him back, or keep quiet, both are from social ignorance. You don’t keep quiet for the right reason. You don’t keep quiet with the right cognition. You don’t attack for the right reason. Whether you attack or keep quiet, both, as long as they are from powerlessness, the social ignorance, you will continue to suffer. Please understand, responding, cognizing based on social ignorance, and responding based on the ignorance imposed on you, is what I call “Maya”.
Please understand, Swami Vivekananda beautifully describes, “Yáma ithi Maya” – “That which is not there, but which constantly harasses you as if it is there, is Maya”.
Ramakrishna quotes his Guru Nangta-Totapuri, Mahant of Mahanirvani Akhada. He quotes that Nangta (Nangta is the twisted word for Naga), Totapuri used to say, ‘The source, life, Cosmos, consciousness, does not allow itself to be experienced as itself. So it always wears the veil of Maya, burkha of Maya.’
So, listen, whether you attack back or keep quiet, or make somebody else attack, whatever, as long as the cognition is from social ignorance, and the response is based on social ignorance imposed on you, please be very clear, you are in Maya. Maya - delusion! Maya - illusion! It is so unfortunate, invariably, whether you are a beggar in the street or the ruler of a country, your cognition is from social ignorance, your response is from social ignorance.
Please listen! If you beat your kids for some reason, when they start crying, just to pacify them you give them candy. That is exactly the way society treats you. It slaps you and takes away your original knowledge of you, your original state from you. When you start crying, it gives you a little money, one car, one house, and a post – president - head of the country, head of the society – an award, and then, just like how the kids put the Five Star (a brand of chocolate) in the mouth and say, ‘My mom is great! My dad is great!’ Fool, you forget the original state taken away from you. Reducing your taste to a cheaper level is the work of ignorance, please understand. Lowering your taste is ignorance.
If I have to define Maya or ignorance, I‘ll define it in this one way: “Lowering your Taste”. You are supposed to be drinking Amruta (nectar) and be in Samadhi. Instead, you drink alcohol and be in the ditch where the pigs lick your feet!
Lowering the taste is ignorance. Reclaiming your original taste for life is “Sannyas”. Please understand, reclaiming your original taste for life is “Sannyas”.
Ramakrishna used to say, ‘Because you cannot drink Ganga water, don’t drink the drainage water. Even if you die travelling towards Ganga to drink Ganga water, it is great; but don’t drink drainage water and be alive!’
Sannyas is “aligning your thinking to the ultimate possibility, aligning your thinking to the ultimate reality, aligning your thinking to Integrity and Authenticity. Awakening all the different powers in you is “Sannyas”. Awakening all the various powers in you, awakening all the various possibilities in you, awakening all the various understandings in you, awakening all the various realizations in you, awakening all the various goals in you is “Sannyas”. Please listen, awakening you to you is “Sannyas”. AWAKENING YOU TO YOU IS “SANNYAS”!
Sannyas is “dispelling the darkness in your being in every possible way”. Raising your taste for life, not as per the society standard, but as per the real reality! You are supposed to drink nectar and be in Samadhi. Instead, you drink cheap alcohol and be in the ditch! Anything you drink other than nectar, your taste has been lowered! So, please listen, cognition in the right angle, cognizing life from reality, is “Sannyas”.
I was very recently reading an article. One of the officials who quit her job in the International Monetary Fund (IMF), she has given an open interview where she explains step by step how a few families exploit the whole world with the myth called “Money”. She beautifully defines how money is a hoax, a concept which is being exploited to keep the poor as poor, and the rich richer.
Please understand, let us allow money in our life only for utility value. I am not saying don’t have money. You need it for food. So, just for functioning, just to keep your life-current, have currency. Don’t live more than that for currency. Let the currency be in your life to keep the current alive. Do not allow currency to have a bigger place in your life than this. If you know that what you want to do in your life can be handled with the money you have, then enough! Don’t dedicate your life to currency and worship the IMF guys!
Understand, Krishna says very clearly, ‘Whoever you worship, you will reach them after death.’ Why do you want to go and worship the feet of the IMF heads after your death? No! If you are working your whole life for them, if you dedicate your whole life for Wall Street or the Mumbai Stock Exchange, your whole life is all about money, money, money, then you are worshipping only the IMF fellows. After your death you will only reach “kumbi bagam”, Hell! You will reach the feet of the IMF Chief! Do not be exploited, listen, do not be exploited by ignorant, ignorant people of society. Decide the right life, right intelligence, right energy.
People always ask me, ‘What do you mean by the words “right energy, right intelligence, right action”?’
Be powerful always! Never be powerless inside you! Be complete always inside you! Never be incomplete inside you! That is what I call “being right – right thinking, right action, right intelligence, right response”.
I tell you, just yesterday, the Kerala Director General of Police (DGP), the Jail Department DGP, has announced that 40% of the prisoners who are convicted in Kerala jails are all innocent! And, I agree with him completely! I am not commenting on our judiciary; but, all I am trying to say is, the police have no ethics! They cook up evidence beyond the scope of the court’s doubt! They cook up evidence so perfectly, the court has no other way than to convict! Beyond the court’s doubting ability, I tell you! And the way rich guys and politicians and the media pressure exploit the police! We all talk about money exploiting the police, or money using the police; but we forget to look at the media pressurising the police! Because of media pressure, just to keep their name or pride, the amount of abusive things the police do!
Please listen! Whatever you believe as right or wrong is just the fake information constantly repeated to you, which you are made to believe. So decide to evolve. As I said yesterday, revolution is not going to be the way. That is not going to solve your problem. Evolution only is going to solve your problem. Decide to evolve. Your decision to evolve, your declaration, ‘I am evolving, I am liberating myself from all the delusions and illusions’, is Sannyas. Your declaration, your decision to evolve.
Listen! Decide boldly, courageously to say “No” to the ignorant interventions of society in your consciousness. Tell society, ‘you may give me food; I‘ll work for you. You may give me my basic needs; I will also enrich you, contribute to you. But don’t enter into my “Garbha Mandir”, the “Garbha Griha”, consciousness! Don’t enter into my “Garbha Griha”, let it remain as pure!’ Declaring ‘I will not allow the social ignorance, society’s ignorance into my “Garbha Griha”, the innermost consciousness’, is “Sannyas”. Let us take the responsibility to enrich the world through Sannyas.
I bless you all! Let you all radiate with Integrity, Authenticity, Responsibility and Enriching, with eternal bliss, Nithyananda! Thank you!
Paramahamsa Nithyananda, life, Sannyas, societal, illusion, possibility, completion, powerful, intelligence.