Love All Serve All

O’ Great Teacher! All through our lives we are constantly caught in the battle of right and wrong, then where does this all end? Please give me the final understanding.

The Teacher looked resplendent in the aura of divine light as he began his conclusive response in this series of conversations on Self-knowledge and Mastery. “My Child! Know that this world is a big stage on which the drama of life is played. This drama is played in perpetuity. There is no end to the drama only the actors keep changing with the scenes.

The characters make entries and exits as per roles allotted by the Director called God or Universal Consciousness. All the actors are personally created by the Director and after their role is over they go back and become one with the Director.

The scenes are created for the growth and evolution of each character in the Drama of Life. Good and bad, right and wrong, light and dark, etc are the polarities created within which the actors have to perform on stage. Both the Right and Wrong belong to the same One! These are the twins of the same creator.

The drama appears so realistic that the actors end up getting attached to their roles, likes, dislikes, etc. They start judging and criticizing other fellow actors forgetting that they too are playing a role allotted by the same Director.

This act of creating personal stakes and observing differences with others, binds the actor in a never ending series of actions, responses and consequences. As such the drama continues and the actors keep coming back again and again in new costumes to perform in the next scenes.

The final act for an actor happens only when the actor realizes that life is not real but a mere drama played on a great Stage and the fellow actors are none other than the reflection of the same Self. The final scene begins when one becomes aware that good and bad, right and wrong, attachments and disdain are shackles that entrap.

So my dearest, Life just IS. Be aware of the illusory nature of the world. Be a witness in the drama of life and play your part without taking sides or seeking results. This is the final understanding of the Self.”

Thank you O’Teacher for your selfless sharing and guiding me on this path of light. In Gratitude I remain to thee forever. I understand completely that;

All is ONE. Diversity is an illusion.

The One is formless and goes by many names.

The essence of One is more important than its names.

The essence of One is Love.

Real love can be experienced by serving others.

Love All and Serve All, is the final scene in this great Drama.

Love, Light and Gratitude,

Vikas Varma
https://vikasnirvana.wordpress.com

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The message of love

O’ Lord it’s your birthday today and I thought of celebrating in a different way.

I decided to have a surprise party for you and started to make an invitation list. I thought who would you like to meet on this special day? You instantly prompted “hearts full of love”. So I decided to invite ALL as I couldn’t find even a single heart without your LOVE.

Now the party needed a venue that could accommodate ALL. I could see you smile as you prompted “your heart can accommodate All”.

I thought what food is the dearest to the Lord that I should serve in this party? Prompt came your inner response “bliss and harmony in your thoughts, words and actions”.

Now, was the turn of party decorations. The message was clear “decorate your heart with flowers of devotion, festoons of truthfulness and colourful balloons of brotherhood and harmony. Red balloon for love, yellow for acceptance, green for forgiveness, white for understanding and tolerance, orange for compassion and blue for patience”.

Now all the party needed was some music. I heard him say “the outpouring of a loving heart is music to my ears”.

I asked him for a suitable time for the party and he said “In a πŸ’“ full of Love I celebrate at all times. Every heart that can host a party like this will carry my message. For love is my message and Love is your form.”

He said I have a return gift for you “I will always remain in your heart as Love. You and I are ONE”

I share this gift with ALL.
Happy birthday to all the loving hearts.

Love, Love and Love,

Vikas Varma
https://vikasnirvana.wordpress.com

World turmoil or Ignorance?

What is going to happen to the world as there is so much turmoil at present? What should we do?

Everything in this world is realtive to our understanding and perception. What may appear as turmoil to the ignorant may be perceived as a part of a larger plan by the wise or the Janani.

The so called turmoil is actually a part of the Perfect Plan of the Creator. There is harmony even in disharmony. The One sustainer of the world alone knows the Plan and unfolds it for the higher good of this world and it’s existence.

The reason why we get disturbed and distracted by the world turmoil is due to our lack of understanding of our own selves. By developing Self-knowledge one can understand the harmony and interconnectedness of creation for the evolution of human consciousness. To know the world one has to first know oneself.

So, the best course of action is to know the Real Self and not try to change the course of events. It’s advisable to leave the future in the safe hands of the Creator who bears the burden of entire creation.

Thus, it would be most appropriate to focus on the present without worrying about the future. If one takes care of the present, the future will certainly take care of itself. It always has!

Know Thyself and watch turmoil transform into harmony, a much greater harmony. End the ignorance, Know the Perfect Plan of the Creation.

Love, Light and Gratitude,

Vikas Varma
https://vikasnirvana.wordpress.com

An Apostle of Love

O’Maya the Mother of Delusion, how powerful and real-like is your witchcraft that entraps man forever in the world of relationships and objects of desire?

O’ Mother what magical potions do you use that sullens the intellect of the brightest minds that they forget to inquire about the basic truths of life?

What intoxicating perfumes you use to impair man’s vision that he cannot see the most obvious?

O’ Mother show mercy on me. I am tired and exhausted of endlessly roaming your gardens of attachments and attractions. I am wary of forever getting caught in your churning whirlpools of desires. I am sick of this long never ending slumber of ignorance induced by you.

Grant me the power of detachment that may wean me away from these attractions and desires. Bestow upon me the blessing of discrimination that removes the darkness of ignorance from my life.

Let me reflect on the truth that I came alone in this world. Please allow me to discriminate that I will also bid adieu to this world alone.

So, when none accompanied me in my birth and none will follow me in death then what is this attachment to people and relationships in this short journey?

Then, why am I seeking permanency in relationships when my life itself is impermanent?

One day I will be just a name for my great grandchildren. A mere speck of memory in the vast cosmic consciousness.

Allow me O’ Mother to contemplate that I came empty handed in this world and I shall also leave empty handed.

So, why do I devote all my time in this temporary journey towards acquisition of objects that I am going to leave behind for others to fight for?

Then, why am I seeking happiness from these objects of desire when this happiness is not permanent?

O’ Mother shower your grace on me that allows me to access the fountain of eternal love that flows in my heart. Give me the wisdom to selflessly share this unlimited flow of love with all, without exception.

Confer upon me a boon that I can spend the remaining precious time in leaving behind a legacy of love that can be a source of permanent happiness to all forms of creation.

O’ Mother, I thank you for your past indulgences and for setting me free now. I shall forever remain in cosmic consciousness as an apostle of love. For only love is Real.

Love, Light and Gratitude πŸ™

Vikas Varma

https://vikasnirvana.wordpress.com

The illusory world

Again and again we hear that this world is illusory. But how is that possible when we experience the world to be so real?

The dream appears so real but when we wake up we realise it was unreal. Even in deep sleep the reality of the dream state disappears. Beyond the deep sleep is Turiya, the fourth state, wherein we experience a void or nothingness or shunya. In that state neither the waking state nor the dreams exist.

The world or Samsara appears real as perceived through our sense organs. The notion of its reality is perceived by our thoughts. These thoughts are active both in the waking state and the dream state. The state of no-mind or thoughtlessness is experienced in the state of Turiya or samadhi.

That is the reason it is advocated to practice meditation or dhyana so as to achieve the state of samadhi wherein the truth of the self is realised. In samadhi or Turiya the Samsara or Maya or the world dissolves to it’s true state of nothingness.

This is why the real world or Brahman is nothing but pure consciousness. This consciousness is formless and attributeless. It is like the akasha or space which is formless, attributeless and infinite.

Due to its sheer vastness the sky appears blue. In the same way Shiva is pure unmanifested consciousness and appears blue. He carries out his job of dissolution every day in deep sleep and Vishnu’s maya keep creating the illusion in waking and dreaming state.

So devoid of the illusion, pure consciousness just is and remains. There is no death and no birth. For if death was real than how can birth happen again. We perceive death and birth to be real due to the mind and it’s notion.

It is this notion of the mind that gives birth to karmas. The karmas don’t exist in pure consciousness. It’s the mind that believes the notion of karmas to be real, gives it validity and attaches itself to it. When you overcome the mind and realise your true Reality as the Brahman or pure consciousness the Karma’s vanish.

So, to the awakened one, everything is only an appearance or a notion of the mind and thoughts. He or she deals with the world without getting caught either in its form or in its attributes. Thereby transcending all notions of right, wrong, good, bad, light and dark. Remaining in this state is samadhi.

Love, Light and Gratitude,

Vikas Varma
https://vikasnirvana.wordpress.com

Full Moon of Love

Greetings on this day of Kartik Purnima (full moon in the lunar month of kartik) and the advent of the great teacher Guru Nanak who undertook journeys far and wide to spread the message of love.

The journey of lovers can be known only by lovers. The beauty of love is that it sets us all free.

The joy experienced of the presence of the Lord or higher consciousness is due to love.

The lord is love incarnate. Love is the reason for this unbridled and perennial joy.

So hold tight and get ready for a thrilling ride on the roller coaster of love. The party is about to begin.

Only love will prevail, all else will drown in love.

Everything is ultimately an illusion. Only Love is Real.

Be a witness to the greatest saga of love.

Love, Love and Love

Vikas Varma

Remove the ignorance now

Now, there is an external world of physicality that the ignorant believes to be true and forever remains caught up in the Samsara. The ignorant revels in the attractions and attachments of the world that continuously keeps fueling an endless stream of desires.

Desires are thoughts and the mind is a bundle of thoughts. Mind has no physical identity of its own. It’s a collection and accumulation of thoughts and desires both current and past. As long as desires remain the mind will keep the individual trapped in the physicality.

The fulfillment of desires is like a mirage. You fulfill one and another crops up in the near distance. The unfulfilled desires are the reason for man’s perennial births and deaths. So, fulfilling desires is clearly a trap and cannot be the path to understand the truth about the Self.

Now, the beauty is that the mind is so clever that it doesn’t like to give up its identity which has been nurtured by the Self for what seems like an eternity. It offers various arguments on the need to hold on to the thoughts and desires. It exploits our weakness of attachments to both the people and the objects of the world thereby making an extremely convincing case.

The ignorant, thus, deluded by these vasnas, comfortable with the physical existence, never moves beyond the physical Self. It takes great courage to put aside all the attractions and attachments of the world to go within to discover the presence of the universal consciousness. Hence, the goal of life of seeking the innate divine consciousness keeps eluding us.

Only those who seek this goal unflinchingly shall reach the pinnacle or the raison d’Γͺtre of human existence. A beautiful world of truth, auspiciousness or godliness and beauty (Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram) awaits within. Be aware of this truth and discard the veil of ignorance. Don’t waste anymore time, go for it now.

Love, Light and Gratitude,

Vikas Varma

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Divinity – the perfect plan

The plan is perfect but our understanding is imperfect. The execution of the plan is also perfect but our awareness of the planner and executor is imperfect.

The so called mishaps, mistakes, delays, blunders, disappointments, losses, separations, et al are all as perfectly planned and executed as the lucky breaks, out of turn promotions, unexpected appreciation, windfall, sudden brilliance, flashes of inspiration, falling in love, pleasant coincidences, etc.

We dislike the former and like the latter. One is unpleasant and the other enjoyable. The only thing common to both type of occurrences is that they happen by themselves. Though, we may like to believe that all good things happen due to our effort and all bad things are a case of sheer bad luck. But, the truth is that we are not in control.

A higher form of consciousness is planning and executing every action, reaction and interaction in this Universe. The sooner we understand and realise this Truth the easier it gets to experience the higher or divine consciousness that is ever present.

The illusion or Maya is the product of the mind and ego that wrongly identifies itself as the body giving rise to the false sense of doer-ship. The mind keeps us trapped in the never ending game of actions and consequences till you understand it’s just a game, not real. The job of the mind is to entrap.

When the mind retreats into silence, the awareness deepens, the futility of this struggle dawns and gradually the truth reveals itself. The truth of our own identity. Our innate divinity masked and mired by the illusion of the mind. Divinity is all pervasive – inside, outside, everyone, everywhere.

There is nothing purposeless. Every situation and event in life is organized to eventually take us closer to understanding the truth of divinity within and without. Each one is headed to the same destination. The divine drama is played to perfection. The game ends when the divine consciousness is reclaimed as our true inheritance.

Perfection is when you completely surrender to the divine will and entirely depend upon it. Enjoy this game or drama as the perfect enjoyer of the perfect plan to perfect divinity…You, God!

Love, Light and Gratitude,

Vikas Varma

https://vikasnirvana.wordpress.com

Giving – the path to divinity

Man is a manifestation of divinity. Man takes human birth only to realize and experience the truth that Man is God. Even though the soul understands it’s inherent divinity in all the other dimensions it has to incarnate on planet earth to experience this truth.

The path to divinity is of selfless living. Selflessness simply means GIVING. Selfishness means taking. Unfortunately, our society conditions us to believe that it’s the survival of the fittest and that life is all about acquiring and hoarding for self and family only.

In a way, we start on the wrong path at the very outset. Almost as a natural reflex, selfishness becomes a way of life and the funny thing is that we are totally unaware of it. Until, the moment arrives and we wake up from the slumber of societal conditioning and question the meaning of life.

The awareness of our divine nature slowly starts percolating in our consciousness. However, we feel at loss on how to proceed to reclaim our true nature as the grip of the old consciousness is almost vicelike.

The easiest path is to slowly and steadily start Giving. It’s also known as the path of service. Give to those who are not as fortunate as you are. Give whatever that you feel the other needs. It maybe money, time, helping hand, understanding, compassion, smile or love.

There is no special time or place for Giving. You can get into the habit of giving anytime, anywhere and to anyone. We are quite used to giving and sacrificing for our family. We do that out of love. This love is selfish as it is based on self-interest and reciprocity. But, it’s a great training ground for learning how to Give.

True Giving starts when it goes beyond the boundaries of family to unknown strangers who are in need. You can make every interaction as an opportunity to give if you so desire. At work and in social interactions you can give a patient hearing, a smile, courtesy, attention, respect, etc. The list is endless and countless. It’s about building an attitude of Giving.

Soon, you shall discover a great change and transformation in you. You shall become more caring and compassionate towards strangers and colleagues. Unknowingly the fountain of selfless love shall start to flow in the depths of your heart. Any Giving that does not bring about a change of heart is mechanical and a mere formality. Such service is futile and should be abandoned.

True love can only pour out of the depths of a pure heart that has come out of the crucible of selfless Giving. Only a heart full of pure unselfish love can serve all. This is the basis of the credo LOVE ALL SERVE ALL.
And it’s this pure love which is referred to as God.

So, go ahead and cruise to the path of divinity by Giving. Give and you shall Get seems to be the mantra.

Namaste! πŸ™
I salute the divinity in all.
Love, Light and Giving,

Vikas Varma

https://vikasnirvana.wordpress.com

Jeevanmukta or Liberated Being

Jeevanmukta’s are not abstainers or recluses. They are free from the binds of attachment to a particular way of life. They enjoy and participate in all the abundances that nature offers.

They associate with everything since they see the one in all. On their own they may prefer a particular way but they are not against anything. They are simply detached.

They are happy at all times and detached to both likes and dislikes. Just as the lotus blooms in its full glory unmindful of the muck around it and spreads joy to one and all. So does a liberated soul.

Detachment is not avoidance or abstinence. Detachment is enjoyment without getting entangled or trapped.

A detached person is not averse to fun or participating with family and friends. He or she is equanimous in all situations and at all times and as such is unaffected by the binds of karma.

He or she is ever vigilant to perform the allotted dharma or duties and follows the path of truth. They are lovers of life. They spread love and joy to all they are connected with.

They constantly discriminate between the temporary and permanent, the untruth and truth, the unreal and real. This power of discrimination comes only due to their detached way of life.

So, the vedantic way of life is not anti-enjoyment. It actually lays down the path for true, uninterrupted and permanent joy, happiness or bliss.

May this wisdom and correct understanding spread in all corners of the Universe.

Love, Light and Gratitude,

Vikas Varma

https://vikasnirvana.wordpress.com