According to Vedanta that feeling of being dependent on that which is around you, the feeling that you are bound and, therefore, you have to get out of it is still part of the great illusion of the mind called the Maya.
To discover that unconditional ever free self in all human beings was the aim of the spiritual teaching in ancient India. Break free from all bondage, all psychological bondage. Realize that your true self is ever free, never bound and, therefore, needs to be not unbounded because it’s already not bound. This was the clarion call of the great and ancient Upanishadic teaching. Moksha, moksha, moksha!
“Laws as such do not make people better,” said Mulla Nasrudin to the King; “they must practice certain things, in order to become attuned to inner truth. This form of truth resembles apparent truth only slightly.”
The King decided that he could, and would, make people observe the truth. He could make them practice truthfulness.
His city was entered by a bridge. On this he built a gallows. The following day, when the gates were opened at dawn, the Captain of the Guard was stationed with a squad of troops to examine all who entered.
An announcement was made: “Everyone will be questioned. If he tells the truth, he will be allowed to enter. If he lies, he will be hanged.”
Nasrudin stepped forward.
“Where are you going?”
“I am on my way,” said Nasrudin slowly, “to be hanged.”
“We don’t believe you!”
“Very well, if I have told a…
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Shivaratri, traditionally, is supposed to be the day when Samudra Manthan was done and the poison came out.
You know that story of the churning of the ocean-the Manthan- and when the churning took place, first a very powerful poison called ‘hala hala visha’ is supposed to have come out and it would have enveloped the world but for the fact that Shiva was supposed to have drunk it up.
It stopped in his throat so it became blue, so He is called Neelkant.
This is a fact which is applicable to all yogis, not only to Shiva.
When you churn your mind in meditation, which means, when you delve deeper and deeper into the layers of your mind, the first thing that comes out is not Amrit. The first thing that comes out is poison, because, that’s the only way it can come out and disappear…
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