Thursday, July 21, 2016

What is our duty in this life?

My mother died in the palliative care in January last year. I was with her a month earlier and I spend considerable time in that hospital department. The palliative care is the last place, it is the place for dying.

Recently, I read an article about the last words of the patients on the palliative care. Those patients in their last days has revealed the most common regrets they have at the end of their lives. 

I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. – Dying patient

When people realize that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it they wished they had the courage to live life true to themselves, not the life others expected of them. In other words they see that their dreams have gone unfulfilled. They realized that they wasted the life.

I wish I hadn't worked so hard. – Dying patient

On the dead-bed every male have regret about the work. They wished that they had't work so hard. They had spend so much of their life on the treadmill of a work existence. And for what? Bigger car or house?

I wish that I had let myself be happier. – Dying patient

Many dying patients did not realize until the end that happiness is a choice. They lived their life according to patterns and habits. They followed comfort of familiarity. Deep within, they longed to laugh more and have craziness in their life.

So what we can learn from this?

This life is not for doing just household and worldly duties only to die. One day we will surely die; what will remain then? A wasted life of endless births?

The purpose of human birth is to obtain ultimate by realizing who we are. The first thing is to see and understand that worldly life has no truth. Everything is false; it is fake in its core. The one who realizes the falseness of everything is True.

Find out who you are and behave accordingly. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Journey of Awareness

We are on a journey of awareness. Our quest is the quest of becoming, in the end, an energy aware of itself without an organism free from the impositions of socialization and any syntax.

This is the Earth! This is where we live.

And this is our neighborhood, the solar system.

 The Earth and the moon. Doesn’t look too far, does it?

Inside that distance you can fit every planet in our solar system, 
nice and neatly

But that’s nothing compared to our sun. Just see.

There are suns much, much bigger than little sun. 
Just look at how tiny and insignificant our sun is.

Milky Way galaxy is huge. This is where we live.

But this is all we ever see.

Our galaxy is a little runt compared with some others. 

But that’s nothing. There are more stars in space 
than there are grains of sand on every beach on Earth.

Happy journey :-)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Yoga Moon Day Belief

Today is the full moon. 

In the Ashtanga Yoga tradition as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, practitioners take the day off on a new and full moon. It is a big deal for them.

The Ashtanga tradition gives detailed explanation of why we should not practice on the moon day.
Like all things of a watery nature (human beings are about 70% water), we are affected by the phases of the moon. The phases of the moon are determined by the moon’s relative position to the sun. Full moons occur when they are in opposition and new moons when they are in conjunction. Both sun and moon exert a gravitational pull on the earth. Their relative positions create different energetic experiences that can be compared to the breath cycle. 
The full moon energy corresponds to the end of inhalation when the force of prana is greatest. This is an expansive, upward moving force that makes us feel energetic and emotional, but not well grounded. The Upanishads state that the main prana lives in the head. During the full moon we tend to be more headstrong.
The new moon energy corresponds to the end of exhalation when the force of apana is greatest. Apana is a contracting, downward moving force that makes us feel calm and grounded, but dense and disinclined towards physical exertion.
Quite honestly guys this is ridiculous! 

The moon is always “full”. The moon never changes, it does not rotate around itself, it facing us with the one side only. It just going around the Earth on the distance of which is relatively constant. 

Since the earth orbits the sun, and the moon orbits the earth, the moon’s position in relation to the sun changes. Sometimes the moon is between the earth and the sun; at other times the earth is between the sun and moon. The sun’s light is hitting the surface of the moon, leaving us to see just glowing part. The moon doesn't disappear, it is always "full". 

Ashtanga folks use the indisputable fact of the moon’s effect on the tides to argue that the moon raises tides in the human body (which causing different energetic experience). However, to believe that ocean tides and "human tides" both are caused by the moon shows a major misunderstanding about how gravity works.

In short, gravity depends on two things: mass and distance. Tides are produced only when the two objects involved (say, the Earth and the moon) are both of astronomical size (far larger than a human!), and also close (astronomically) in distance. The moon is roughly 30 Earth diameters away from our planet, and roughly 1/80th of the Earth's mass. Given that, the moon helps raise tides, which on average, are one to two meters high in the oceans. 

If tidal effects were even measurable in the human body, which they aren't, they would be on the order of a ten-millionth of a meter, or about one-thousandth the thickness of a piece of paper. 

Those are still tides, you say? Perhaps. But they are far, far smaller tides than are raised within your body when another person walks past you on the street.

So while the moon’s gravity can power the tides on Earth, its effect on a human body is nothing. 

I used to follow the Ashtanga tradition so I didn't practiced yoga on the moon days. I am not saying you should practice yoga on moon days. Take a rest guys. I am saying that we should stop having belief without true understanding, investigation and discrimination...

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Maybe you wonder where you are

We're all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn't. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.
- Charles Bukowski
on the road to nowhere


I don't know about you my reader, but on this road, I do wonder where I am...

The road has led me to this very moment in time. I arrived to a place where I am okay with the truth. 

And the truth is simple... but terrifying. 

We live with the mistaken identity. We are in deep shit, just like robots; programmed by the society. So routinary, so weak... 

We create our own reality, but we lack the energy to understand that.

We're too busy thinking how wonderful we are, how sensitive, how unique. 

We are not unique! 

The scenarios of our lives have already been written. We just play the roles...

We may know this but we don't care. Fuck it, that's how we live! In a deep warm shit. 

You see, it's nice and warm in this shit. We don't want to leave, we hate the unknown. And we worry, oooh, how we worry, twenty-six hours a day! And what do you think we worry about?... About me! What about me? What's in this shit for me? What's gonna happen to me? 

Such egomania! So horrendous. But fascinating!

Me, me, me... it is all about me... but the sense of "I" does not reside in any particular part of the body. "I" is not in the body, neither as tenant nor as its owner. Identification with the body or s called "me", is a belief, conviction, nothing else.

Once it is accepted, it creates birth and death, greed, desire, hatred, craving and self-importance.

And that's where we are... We are here and now; slaves of our fears; under the sway of imagination, concepts, desires and doubts.