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What is the difference between Christ consciousness and cosmic consciousness?

By nettesrm | December 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Both Christ and Cosmic refer to one and the same ultimate consciousness. There are many levels of consciousness. Christ is the ultimate beyond which nobody can go. Jesus is the individual (a river) whereas Christ (ocean) is universal. Once a river merges into the ocean, the river is no longer there. The ultimate universal consciousness happened not only to Jesus but also to many great beings before Jesus as well as after Jesus. There is only one universal consciousness. In my book, Building a Noble World, I have given the following analogy to help the reader grasp the ultimate consciousness: “When a river merges into the vast ocean, it loses its identity as a river. Then, the river’s declaration “I am the ocean” becomes true. Similarly, when a prophet merges his sense of individuality with the all-pervasive Consciousness, his declaration “I am the only God” is entirely true. As far as the ultimate realization of …

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What is the ultimate goal of the spiritual journey?

By Shiv R. Jhawar | October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the center of the Sahasrara – the highest chakra located at the very top of the head, there is a triangle. In the center of this triangle, resides the divine light of Consciousness called the inner Guru. Sahasrara signifies infinity where samadhi is experienced. To become stabilized in this sahasrara where you can experience your all-pervasiveness is the ultimate goal of the spiritual journey. An invaluable book for my journey was Play of Consciousness by Swami ‘Baba’ Muktananda (1908-1982). I was fortunate enough to meet and spend time with Baba, who encouraged me to read this book as I sought to understand my Kundalini awakening. I am not a guru but I take great delight in helping others. As a guide on your spiritual journey, you might benefit from the book I wrote, called Building a Noble World. In this book, I give an insight into spirituality, meditation, yoga, and true Guru. In it, you will find my own experience of kundalini …

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Who are the best known spiritual masters?

By Shiv R. Jhawar | June 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Spiritual masters are not rare. A real spiritual master will never tell that he/she is a real one! Even if someone mentions a certain spiritual master, how can you verify the truth of such an assertion? Unless a seeker is truly worthy, no benefit can accrue by meeting a spiritual master. What to do? Remember that the inner Guru that dwells within you is always watching all your thoughts, words, and actions. If one has this right understanding, there is absolutely no need to search for a spiritual master. Truly speaking, a spiritual master is already in search of a worthy seeker. In your dream, a spiritual master can easily appear to guide you. A true Guru is already within you, closer than the closest! Become aware of this inner Guru that regulates your breathing at all times. Remember, when you get closer to your own Spirit within (inner Guru), you certainly come under the radar of a …

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Why should we develop love and respect for all people?

By Shiv R. Jhawar | June 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

He/she who does not love himself/herself, how can he/she develop love and respect for others? Therefore, the first step is to love and respect oneself. For instance, if you throw a pebble into a calm lake, the first circle will form around the pebble first and then the circle will spread out farther and farther. It is natural! Once you are filled with love within, it naturally flows out to others. You don’t have to try to give love to others. Why love others? Think deeply. When you love others, where does that love arise from? The love arises from within yourself. And, you feel happiness and contentment within. Therefore, for your own sake of feeling happiness, you should love and respect others. If everyone were to feel happiness within, there would be much peace in family, nation, and world. Since the same Spirit/Self/Consciousness exists in everybody, to love and respect all people …

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How does one succeed at life?

By Shiv R. Jhawar | June 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

By staying in tune with the power of the Spirit within — beyond one’s body and mind, one can succeed at life. We know the elephant is a much larger animal than the lion. The elephant’s body seems to be much stronger than the body of a lion, and yet a single lion can put to flight a whole herd of elephants. What is the secret of the lion’s success? The only secret is: The elephant believes in the body; the lion believes not in the body, but in something higher than the body: the Spirit (atman in Sanskrit) within. Elephants move in groups because of the fear of being harmed. The elephant lacks faith in the inner Spirit and the consequent courage. So, get in tune with the inside Spirit — feel it, live it — to succeed at life. Just as the piece of iron becomes a powerful magnet when …

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What is the difference between belief and faith?

By Shiv R. Jhawar | June 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

This is an uplifting question in spirituality. The meanings of the words “belief” and “faith” are not the same. To believe something, and to have faith in something are completely different. The word ‘belief’ has its root “lief,” meaning to desire. Belief means to fervently believe in something as true. Belief is conceptual like God, heaven, and hell. Beliefs make you a Hindu, a Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist. Beliefs create fights and arguments. Faith stems from the Latin word “fides.” It is related to Bona fides, meaning good faith, a well known principle in contract law. Faith is a direct experience, not speculation, not rationalization. Faith is not belief. No belief is possible if you can see it. You have faith in the sun, not belief in the sun. However, a blind man has belief in the sun. One has faith in oneself, not belief in oneself — it is impossible to deny one’s own existence. …

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Do I have to give up my religion to meditate?

By Shiv R. Jhawar | June 6, 2019 | 1 Comment

Allow me to ask you this question: Do you give up your religion to go to sleep? Meditation is an elder brother of sleep – it leads to a state similar to a conscious sleep. Just as sleep lies beyond your waking state, so also meditation lies beyond your deep sleep state. If the deep sleep can be so refreshing, imagine how much more refreshing meditation would be. In meditation, you dive deeper and deeper inside to get to the pure I-awareness. You make your mind perceive your own divinity, your own innermost reality. For example, if you are a Christian, you are meditating on your own innermost Spirit, not on any religion. It is to experience your own innermost Spirit that meditation is practiced in every religion, not as a belief system. Meditation is a subjective science — it explores the inner world. Science — both subjective and objective — …

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Understanding Meditation

By Shiv R. Jhawar | August 4, 2017 | 2 Comments

“Meditation applies the brakes to the mind.” – Ramana Maharshi Meditation is a part of yoga. According to sage Patanjali, the father of modern yoga, the complete stillness of mental tendencies is yoga. Meditation (dhyana in Sanskrit) denotes the seventh of the eight limbs of yoga in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. The eight limbs of yoga are yama, niyama, aasana, pranayama, pratyahar, dharana, dhyana (meditation), and samadhi. Commonly translated as meditation, the word “dhyāna” cannot be translated into English. The English word “meditation” is derived from the Latin verb meditari, meaning “to think, contemplate, devise, ponder, to exercise the mind.” Anything within the realm of the mind is not dhyana. Peace lies within. Everyone’s sleep proves it. Just as in sleep one finds new freshness, vigor, and peace, so also one finds even greater peace called divine bliss in meditation. Actually, meditation is an elder brother of sleep. No effort is ever needed for …

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