Be Empty

Losing the self to be the Self

Bed Crow         Context 1-8         Birthday 

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         No body I am.  In Me nothing is right and nothing is wrong.  I do not take or refuse your oblations.  No-one can make me fall asleep or awake under any condition.  I am not within your something, nothing and beyond.  Who says I am omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent?  No! No! I am not anybody’s imagination.  I am not the beginning or end of anyone.  In Me there is no-one and their functions.  Any sort of action, counter-action or reaction is also never in Me.  I am neither one, two, nor beyond.  You say I am the supreme one alone, - no, no, not at all!  Don’t presume, - your words are not the final destination. 

         Listen!  In Me there is no delusion and there is nothing you can call by name.  You can’t get Me through your sight or sound and all.  I am no-where, therefore none of your pious or other activities can lead to Me.  This is my challenge, - refute My sayings if you can.  I am neither within or without nor beyond your limitations.  You think you have practised meditation and all, so I must give you liberation.  This is your wrong conception if you think that with your libation God will get intoxicated!  Still you are within your imaginary imagination if you think this.

         Listen!  I am not in your pleasure and pain and beyond.  This is your own creation.  I am not bound; I am not ‘bonny bonus’ all around.  I am soundless sound.  I am not made of any material or abstract objects in your creation.  So I am not ‘zu’lu of your yule’, because in Me there is never any duality or unity.  None of you have created me; I am on my own.  Hence, I am as I am, - this is what I am, - Empty I am, - Nobody I am.


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         Come to Me, I am omnipotent “OM”.  In Me there is no room, yet I rove all alone in My universal form without movement.  Some use Me as their holy gong and others apply Me as an atom bomb.  But in fact I am none.  I am alone.  I am “OM”, the supreme one beyond right and wrong.  In Me there is no ‘will-o-the-wisp’¹. It is My eternal song, - OM- I am OM.  I am neither queen’s comb nor anyone’s tomb.  Shortest sweetcake I am thy son, longest longeron², I am thy sun.  But in reality I am mono-syllable OM-OM-OM.

¹  will-o’-the-wisp
•n.
1 a phosphorescent light seen hovering or floating at night on marshy ground, thought to result from the combustion of natural gases.
2 a person or thing that is difficult or impossible to reach or catch.
– ORIGIN C17: orig. as Will with the wisp, the sense of wisp being ‘handful of (lighted) hay’.

²  longeron /"lQn(d)Z@rQn/
•n. a longitudinal structural component of an aircraft’s fuselage.
– ORIGIN C20: from Fr., lit. ‘girder’.

 

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         An eyeball is very small compared to a football, but the lens of the retina is bigger than this whole creation.  Because of Me such big objects are seen within its circle, and except Me there is none who sees all those objects through that lens.  I alone am He who governs and keeps this entire manifestation.  Inside My third eye I see this vast creation, fathomless, and in it countless universes  and so many other things coming, staying and going.  Another vital point is this – I see this entire creation to be just like particles of dust, floating in Me.  Thus you realise the biggest and the smallest form of Mine as such, and beyond this I am one alone without any creation.  Now realise My mystic walk and be happy, - freely.


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         Come to Me where there is no coming and going.  You will see Me without eyes and will hear Me without ears.  On that day when you will be tired of this worldly good and bad,  just lift yourself up, up above the ego.  Then you will taste Me without taster.  You will know I am beyond sweet and sour, tasteless taste.  Taste Me this way and remain happily.


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         Come to Me.  Without doubt you will understand correctly that there is neither creation, preservation nor dissolution in Me ever.  Those who are full of faith will also observe that thinker and thought are never in Me.  Thus rejoice in My doubt-free nature forever and be happy.


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         The knower of truth understands clearly that I am not the knower, knowledge or known.  In Me there is no desire, anger, pride or greed; no false feeling of bondage or liberation.  There is no beginning or end, no time or space, no pious acts, no holy place nor God in Me at any time.  I am empty ‘free man’.  Know this eternal happiness and enjoy eternity.


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         Know that I am the superman of this creation.  For devotees I am their devotion. I am the ruler who rules the nation. I am father, mother and all relations.  The beating heart of all the creatures proves the whole creation is My incarnation.  Everything is governed by Me and all of it is My own nation. He who understands this notion is fit to be called the Father of Heaven.  Without walking he will cross the vast ocean.  Those who do not take my words to be mere fiction will come to realise Me without any reason.  Know Me, the omnipresent one to be your own self, and enjoy supremacy happily.


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         I am saturation, therefore dissolution takes place in Me.  Sard¹ I am, so for all, everywhere, I am the most important.  Because of My serenity at all times, creation is going on and on.  Third-eyed truth am I, while untruth, blinded by superimposition, is searching for me everywhere.  I am savage for the brutal and knowledge for the wise.  I am dedication for the devotee.  I am both God as well as demon, thus I am in your hell and heaven. I am denouement²  for this creation.  I am far beyond, - beyond your imagination.  I am your hallucination as well as your realisation.  All are My incarnations in this universal form.  I am the most powerful destruction among all demolitions.  You are a rambler therefore all your calculations, though taking place in Me, are wrong.  In fact I am everything for everyone and nothing for none.  That’s why they all say ‘hallelujah’, because I am as I am.

¹  sard /sA;d/
•n. a yellow or brownish-red variety of chalcedony.
– ORIGIN ME: from Fr. sarde or L. sarda, from Gk sardios, prob. from SardZ ‘Sardinia’.

²  denouement/deI"nu;m2Q/
•n. the final part of a play, film, etc. in which matters are explained or resolved.
– ORIGIN C18: Fr. dénouement, from dénouer ‘unknot’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birthday

    

     I had a dream.  My wife, Kumari Anand, wanted to celebrate my birthday lavishly.  There was a big empty hall and everyone had been decorating it for the last few days.  It looked very beautiful.

         On the day the invited guests started arriving and we warmly welcomed them.  Soon the hall was full of well-dressed ladies, gentlemen and children. Beautiful girls and boys wearing wonderful expensive clothes were there, and the precious jewels and ornaments of our guests glittered brightly under the lights.  The atmosphere, with all the decorations and perfumes, was delightful.  Everyone was smiling, chatting and laughing, looking here and there and wishing each other well. All the tables were full of happy groups of friends. All were served with beautiful glasses full of imported drinks.

         All my family were present and everyone celebrated according to our custom, even though some were Jain, Buddhist, Muslim, Christian, Hindu or of other faiths.

         After the formalities, we filled our glasses with different drinks according to our taste. Then we raised our glasses and toasted my birthday and good health to all. Thus we celebrated this happy occasion. Glasses were emptied and filled again with drinks of different colours and tastes.

         After that, people started sitting on the tables, drinking as much as they wanted and as much as they could.  Countless empty bottles were replaced with full ones. Thus they went on drinking normally until the drink started drinking them!  The drink started controlling them.

         I remembered once filling a bottle with intoxicant, not knowing if I should. Starting with just one drop and then another, soon the bottle was full.  In the same way this hall was filled with guests, delightful food, drinks, knives, forks and then – all kinds of modern weapons.

         Soon my respected guests started to spit and vomit and abuse each other. Intoxication began to show its power.  They spoiled all the dishes, smashed the glasses and bottles, and tore the decorations to pieces.  Such was the show inside my hall.  They started fighting, some with knives, and some with broken bottles. Some started firing guns.  Blood started flowing from my wounded guests.  Some lost their heads and some their noses.  Some died.

        Thus my dream turned into the First and Second World wars, Vietnam, Korea, the Middle East, Afghanistan and Africa. This is how modern science updated its technology, -  sputniks and missiles and uncountable deaths.  In my hall, finally two big power groups were ready to destroy each other along with the whole world.

         This is what we see in the world today, - scientific, religious and political training for destruction, and troubles increasing day by day, - the gift of modern civilization.  People were in this ‘hall’ to enjoy a birthday party, but instead of celebrating, they are rejoicing with their own heart’s blood, just as savage people did in the past.

         Seeing this, every micro-cell is shouting “Stop! O Shako¹ of numskull²!  O nut-case of science!  Slow down and give the show away, this D-day.  For we see through our burning eyes this burning world with our burning souls. Don’t pour a glass of boiling water on us with your burning hands, - it has burnt our hearts.”

¹  shako /"SeIk@U, "Sak@U/
•n. (pl. shakos) a cylindrical or conical military hat with a peak and a plume or pompom.
– ORIGIN C19: via Fr. from Hungarian csákó (süveg) ‘peaked (cap)’, from csák ‘peak’, from Ger. Zacken ‘spike’
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²  numbskull (also numskull)
•n. informal a stupid person.
 

         The ego of this world always looks outward. It seeks peace in worldly objects but never tries or thinks to look inside its own body, where real peace is hidden.   As long as people do not develop the habit to look within, - to search inside the mask, - they will never find peace or truth.  They must uncover this pure self, real peace, the lord of all, - God.  They must remove their ego, otherwise the third, fourth and countless wars will sprout up to destroy you and the world.  Thus ego is forever eating up the universe in the name of peace.

         Until each individual develops this habit to search within, the truth which is within all will not be revealed.  This ugly, cruel ego, - this dreadful fire, - will burn the world, ruining each and all.  So, you are requested to get inside in search of that peace which is permanently inside you and none other than yourself, the real god of peace.  This lord of all beings is covered with the mask of ego.  This mask is not real, - it is just an outer cover, - but everyone believes it to be real; they have developed their habit to rely on it so strongly.  But it is just a habit.

         You think this habit alone can protect and save you, - the life of this ego, - which is a flaw.  This ego has no existence at any time because it is not real.  Unreal cannot be real and real cannot be unreal either.  This eternal truth is there within each one of us, - in every step of life it is constant from birth to death.  It is everywhere in this world and this creation, and beyond as well.

         We have forgotten this truth, this reality, completely.  Never did we try to think of it before, and even now I don’t see many trying to know this fact.  This shows how completely we’ve been affected by this false ego.  We have become so intoxicated that the unreal decorations of the world make it seem real.  This is our drawback, this applied concept that has developed in us so thickly that we are unwilling to look and get inside the self.  We prefer to look out into this unreal world which yet we have to give up when death takes us away by force, even though we’re unwilling to go. 

         We don’t want to leave all the things we possess but death compels us to do just that.  We are chewed inside the jaws of death like we chew candy, even then we are unconscious of reality.  Every fraction of a second our life is uncertain.  If we look at the statistics we will understand the rate of mortality in this world and realise how uncertain life really is, - death can occur at any moment.  Even then we don’t care.  Look at all the people, - they are about to die but they don’t want to know the self.  They are the master of death but prefer to remain as its slave, so thickly are they covered in ignorance.

         Therefore rise above this unreal mask to the real Self. O man of ego!  Get free of this intoxication, - get out of ego and realise truth, - then you will understand you are immortal.  Death can do nothing to you who are changeless and pure.  Know yourself and this world.  Know the real Self and unreal death.  Be sure this ego can never be real.  Wake up from this dream forever.  Be empty, be conscious, realise truth and enjoy immortality.

         You are ever free, ever empty, ever changeless, ever pure light, - so have faith on these sayings, - have practical experience.  Be introverted and try to see your Self within yourself and all over the creation.  You are not only master of this, your body, but you are the real master of this creation.  Rely on my words and realise this truth practically within yourself.

 

- OM -

 

 

 

 

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