The Judge and Lawyer within

There is a judge within you, who always find defects in others.
There is a lawyer within you, who always defend mistakes of yours.

This is a very very big problem of human beings, we judge everything. We want everything to be the exact way we want them to be. If we stop judging people on the basis of color, religion, living style and profession, more than 70% of the world’s problems would get solved. Have you ever replaced yourself mentally in the place of any other human being? Once try. When you will do so, you will realize how many mistakes we make in this material body. We judge even the minute issues of others and ignore our own gigantic mistakes. This is because there is a Judge and a lawyer within us, who controls our brain, who came into us through the holes created by our own desires.

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Everything in universe is made up of atoms. With time, atoms associates with each other and when times comes they dissociate. This is the eternal rule of the universe. We are the souls, which are immaterial and pure in itself, that are given a chance to see the material manifestation of universe. But when we started judging the universe and fellow beings, something called karma associated with us. To break this bond with Karma we wander from one life to another. When we judge others on the basis of different attributes, we further deepen our bond with Karma.

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‘Hey, see her skin color. It’s so dark.’
‘Oye, see at his body. He is so thin.’
‘Look at that scar on the moon.’
‘They are so poor.’
‘See, he is 45 and still a worker’
‘He has no sense of humor’
‘Those people are very illeterate.’
‘He is a monk that too in 21st century’
‘He doesn’t have a home of his own.’
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We all make judgements, even on unnecesary topics. May be it’s because we want entertainment. But judging others is not entertainment, its spoiling our own peace of mind. How many times we judge others on the basis of material manifestations, knowingly and unknowingly. We cannot accept the fact that someone else is living their life according to their own principles. We want things to be in control. Remember, if you ever get a thought that you want to control others, its not them, its you who is been controlled by your evil mind.

Don’t we all make mistakes? We all do. But instead of accepting them, we blame it on others. We cannot let our ego down. We want a lawyer to defend our mistakes. We all justify our mistakes by making many excuses in our brain. For example, we feel angry on others and then justify it by saying that they deserve it. Anger is like setting a fire, first we burn ourselves and then others. We make many mistakes, we have to learn them and avoid doing them again. We have to accept what comes our way and act according to it, not against it.

We all play video games, don’t we? There are checkpoints in most of those games. Only if we cross them, we get to play our next chance from that point. If we don’t cross them, we have to start playing our next chance from the beginning. We have to overcome these acts of judging others’ defects and defending our own mistakes. They are the real life’s checkpoints. If we overcome them we can start living life peacefully from that point. Else we have to start again from beginning, judge -> make a mistake -> blame it on others -> suffer -> judge more, and this cycle goes on and on. To break this cycle you have to overcome the evil acts of judging others’ defects and defending our own mistakes.

Thanks for reading. Have a great week ahead. Don’t judge this post. 😀

Stores and stories

Stores are where things are kept.
Stories are where humans are kept.

When we need something physical or material, we go to the stores. When we need something cognitive or intangible, we go to stories. Stories always, since the beginning of time, have been the best place to hide the secrets, mysteries and knowledge within them. If we read them by words, they are just stories to satisfy our mind-hunger. But if we read them between the lines, we will find the purpose of the story and knowledge within it. If we read them materially and pragmatically, they become myths. Only when we read them philosophically and transcendentally, they become knowledge. Every generation find its own category of stories to connect with Universe. Whatever may be the timeline of Earth, every story that has been penned down or will be penned,  have the same birth place, the mind. Mind is the mother of stories. Mind gives them enough neurons to develop the internal organs of stories, it gives all of its available time to the stories to make them perfect from every angle. With these stories the secrets hidden in brain comes out in form of philosophy.

It is easy to create some random scenes in mind, every one can do that. Actually we all do that. Our messy thoughts are example. But to connect them in a chain, guide them in an unidirectional path and add meaning to them is the tough task. It’s not over there yet. To bring them out of mind plays the major part. This process is like souls (vision of a series of events) are ready, it’s time to put them in bodies (appropriate parts of grammar). And the topping on them is vocabulary which acts like clothes on the bodies. See how simple this looks on gross level. But just imagine on subtler levels, how tough it is to make them meaningful, to make them lively for the readers. For example, think of pain we go through mentally while thinking of making our lives more meaningful and with a purpose!

However beautiful the soul may be, we live in a generation where people get attracted to others by looks and clothes, not souls. That’s the reason only few books become recommendable and famous. But in my opinion no one wastes so much time, thoughts and energy on penning down a book, if its soul is not beautiful in first place. But only a few are capable to grasp the inner meaning for which the story was written. It is easy to fall in love with others by just looking at them, but to connect with soul, we have to read them. So reading is and should be the most important part of everyone’s life. Language should not become the barrier. Don’t get disappointed. Keep reading. Keep writing. Keep expressing. Only in that way we can understand the unknown and the intangible. Remember that Paulo Coelho’s quote, ‘When you really need something, the whole universe conspires you in achieving it’. As this book is mentioned here, let’s dig it down deeper. When we think of this book on a gross level, it may be a book on how a shepherd seeks for unseen treasure and after a lot of travelling he finds the place of hidden treasures. But on the subtle level, we should think this is related to all of us, it is all about us, about souls. We all travel around the whole world but not the place where we live. Yes, our body, the place where all the hidden treasures reside. Isn’t this relatable? And isn’t nature an unending story of 5 elements? Every element plays its role and preserve the Earth’s atmosphere and sustain life.

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You may think books are in physical form then how I explained stories being intangible! You cannot say you touched the content of pen drive by just touching the pen drive. Books are in physical form but we can take their content into us only by reading. Books are just medium to store the stories but not the stories itself. Even thinking is intangible, we create tangible things only when our intangible thoughts are processed in a chain towards achieving that particular object. So we add life to intangible thoughts and make them into objects, into stories. Isn’t every invention a story? Think on it.

When souls are added to bodies, life is formed.
When ‘I’ is added to stores, stories are formed.

Thanks for reading. Keep thinking, keep creating. Have a beautiful weekend.

Jackie Jain

Being Detached or being Independent! Which is the right way of living?

Why we all seek for living an independent life? Is an independent life for real? If not, then can we live our life happily by getting attached to others without suffering from the attachment?

Why we keep looking for identity and fame? Why we want people and events in our life to be in our control? Why instead of thanking the people who show us our faults, we scold them? Why we always keep on desiring without a limit? Why cannot we appreciate the people who deserve it? Why we don’t hesitate to cheat people when it is in our benefit to cheat them?

There’s a link between these two set of questions which you will come to know in this post. At one or the other point of time these questions (from both sets) may have visited your thinking nest, it is other thing that your intellect may have driven them away, but sure they came to you for answers. Didn’t they?

Okay. Let’s face them today. This is because we are all caught hold as captives by five chains of deception. They appear as gold but they are elements of spiritual poison. It eats us from within and separates us from others. It’s time that we should study this issue on subtler levels and analyze it deeper.

Whenever we feel chained by these chains of deception, we feel like we are bound, we feel like caged in our own body and we try to break these chains desperately. But what we do in real is that we break the relations. Instead of breaking the wrong medium, we break the right source. But the wrong medium stays attached to us. And once the source is broken an illusion develops that we are independent. By believing it what we do is we embrace suffering with both arms. Whole world turns wrong in our perspective. We blame everyone else for this suffering. We feel we can live alone and independently and happily. Have you ever lived happily by living an independent life? I am sure no one have. There is no such thing as independent life. There is an important difference between ‘detachment- living without attachment’ and ‘living independently’ which we ignore to notice. Let’s study it from roots.

We all are made up of atoms. We all have same ingredients required for living but just in different quantities. So the difference you see in others is just the difference of quantity of ingredients between you and them. If there was no difference, there would have been no life. Difference between these quantities is inevitable because the quantity we obtain depends upon the way we lived our life in previous lives and the types of seeds we had sown. It’s not the problem. But the problem arises when we differentiate people on the basis of these differences in quantities. This differentiation gives rise to 5 chains of deception. They are Anger, Ego, Greed, Misery and lust. These chains are always hungry and keep waiting to catch and destroy others. When we get attached to others we also attach and entangle our respective chains of deception. This attachment becomes food for these chains. That’s the real reason we all feel chained. We have entangled each other with these chains of deception but not with self-less love. This is the source of suffering. We suffer and we also become the reason of suffering of others. To escape from this suffering, a new method (wrong one) ‘Independence’ came into existence. Is independence for real? It’s not. But to make it real (at least virtually) a new system ‘Money’ came into the picture.

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Can we live independently? Just think. Can anyone live independently? You have money, so are you independent? You need food to eat. For that food you need grow food, make food, store food. Can you do all this on your own? Can you make your own clothes? Can you make your own shoes? Can you build a house alone? Then how can you call yourself independent. No one and nothing is independent in the world. We are all interconnected through our work, through atoms, through souls. But it is our mistake that we gave rise to the chains of deception and entangled ourselves with them.

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Today on the gross level it may appear to you as everyone can live their lives independently, but when we see on a subtler level, we can say that we all are connected. Our life is connected in many ways. Farmers give us food, builders builds us shelter, textiles give us clothes, transporters take us to our destiny etc.. How can we call ourselves independent? Come out of this deception.

Intellect is the commander behind the enemies of humanity like pride, anger, greed, ego and lust. It tells you that other humans are different from you and you have to live independently on your own which definitely we cannot do. It wants us to suffer. Intellect is not always right. It deceives you to make you suffer. Only when we adopt a different mode of living which is ‘living without attachment’ we can come out of this suffering. We all have to stop feeding these chains of deception by not getting attached with people through these chains of deception. It’s time we connect with people through love and through souls. It’s time that we realize the truth of Universe which is ‘Everything is in you and you are in everything’. We all are connected through souls and vibes. Once the supply to these chains of deception stops, we all can break free the chains easily as they cannot be stronger once they lose their food. We can stay connected with each other yet without any attachment and without any of the Ego, Pride, anger, greed and lust. This is what saints have taught us thousands of years ago. We have to perform actions with detachment and should not feel independent while doing them. All we need is connection with soul and through love. We don’t need attachment to desires through 5 chains of deception.

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Once we realize this small yet difficult to notice difference, that we can live happily with each other by connecting with selfless love and by not getting attached, we can letcourselves free from suffering. Detachment doesn’t mean you cannot perform actions or cannot connect with people, it simply means that you are not affected with the changes that happen in your life. The moment we feel attached, desires rise. By doing this again the chains of deception are born. So be careful, not carefree. Be connected but not attached. Be happy but not desirous. Be you, but don’t find faults in others. Perform actions, but without the attachment to the results. I know this post is difficult to digest, but once you ponder upon it, it will make sense to you.

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Yes. I am alive. I was just dead on wire (Sarcasm :P). It’s been a long time since I have written or posted anything. I was on back foot and life was driving me to umm, I don’t know where, but thank God that it dropped me today on this site once again with something to share. Just tried to share my feelings on this topic, which I rarely write upon. I was, am and always will be connected to you through my words, my soul and definitely with love. But never with an attachment which makes our connection chain-free.
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Have a beautiful day and as always, thanks for reading. Happy Maha Shiva ratri in advance. Har har mahadev.

Is the Universe acting or reacting?

This question have been pondered by many since the beginning of time and even though there are many explanations, we are yet to prove it scientifically. But do we need to prove everything scientifically? If we observe the situation we live in carefully and assess it, we can decide whether our universe is acting or reacting.

Let’s see two different situations and observe the difference between them.
You are walking barefoot on a road and suddenly you step on a thorn, unknowingly. You feel angry for the pain you are going through, but whom do you blame? None, because the source of pain is a non-living thing. You think this is karma. You think this is a reaction.
Now, you are walking on the same road and a cyclist hits you from the back, unknowingly. You feel angry for the pain you are going through, but whom do you blame now? The cyclist, because the source of pain is a living being. You don’t think that this is karma! You think this is an action by the cyclist. Why?


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So now tell the difference, why we think one situation is an action and another one is a reaction! Why cannot the latter situation be a reaction too, because of our past actions! Why our mindset is like, if the source of pain is a nonliving thing, then only the situation is a reaction and if source of pain is a living being, we think the situation is an action from that source. Why cannot nature choose a living being as a reaction for our actions which we did in the past!? Think upon it.

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The major problem is not whether we take it is as a reaction or not, the problem is that instead of repenting to our past sins we try to avoid the reaction and create a new action in that place. The reaction for this ‘action for a reaction’ will be doubled in future. You may disagree with this, but just look around. We are living in the technologically most advanced era, still so many problems globally. Wars, diseases, increased natural disasters, anxiety, selfishness, anger, poverty, economic collapse situation, stress, depression etc.. This is the reaction for our past deeds on a global level. But what we do we try is create more action thus intensifying the reaction in the future. When in trouble, rather than blaming one another, if we accept and situation and stand together for peace and development with selfless intentions, the reaction will be served and thus will liberate us from our suffering.

We have to give up the false belief that it is an action from the nature, whenver we go through pain from a living being. It is not an action, it is a reaction of our past deeds. Thus we stop making new negative actions and thus our past actions’ account gets fulfilled. Then we start experiencing the good reactions from nature because of our good decisions taken while experiencing the negative reaction from the nature.

Thanks for reading. The example of two different situations given at the beginning is inspired from the book ‘The fault is of the sufferer’ written by Dada Bhagwan. It contains enormous wisdom and all his other books gives us a new perspective on looking at life. Have a great week ahead

Seeking the light within- Happy Diwali

Within us there is good and there is bad.
The line separating them is so thin that
their allies, love and anger respectively,
fall in the same color wavelength, red.

Evil powers have manipulated us in such a way that we have made darkness our home and never try to come out of the illusion. The allies of bad powers like ego, hatred, anger, greediness, lust, fame, desires et cetera have occupied our brains and we think this is how we should be. Proud and arrogant. How ignorant we are! We are falling to their plot (evil forces).

There are lanterns in bodies precisely planted in such a way by the creator that we can feel ourselves as blissful and enlightened every moment, people used to feel so in ancient times. But when evil powers took over they occupied all the lands of lanterns in our body and filled them with darkness. Good forces being good in nature, tried to prevent this tragedy and made a deal with them. The deal was that if humans try to come out of darkness and search for light within, evil forces will leave the lands of lanterns back to the good forces. Good forces were very confident that humans will definitely search for light. But then the darkness took over. Mind control was the technique. We all stopped searching for light and embraced the darkness. The dust formed on lanterns made us feel alone and fearful. We gave up. We made the darkness the ruler. Anger, ego, misery, lust, hatred, immoral all these became our measuring elements. The more of these, the more powerful we are in others’ perspective. But remember even oceans of darkness cannot satisfy us while even a pinch of light can make us feel blissful and happy.

We cannot seek the light because they have been covered by dust, our deeds, our actions. We have become very evil. Dark powers know they are in control. But still there is a way. We need a light to remove our ignorance. So it is time to burn ego, hatred, lust, misery, greediness in our minds and create a fire in our minds. The light of fire. This move will throw away all the dark powers out of control and will give indication to the good forces that humans are seeking for the light, once again. It’s time for a cleaner home in which we live, our body. Let’s clean away all the evil forces out. They are like parasites which need a host for food. Once you resist their entrance into you, they will become weaker and perish.

This Diwali, the festival of lights, let’s fill our dark-filled ignorance with colorful knowledge. Burn all the evil forces within and seek for the light within. Wishing you all a very very happy Diwali. Have a bright and colorful year ahead.

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Thanks for reading,
Happy Diwali,
Jackie Jain.

Desires create holes in our life

Desires are like machines which make holes in our lives and those holes further widen up when we try to fill those holes with our selfish efforts and aimless vision . This is the reason for emptiness in our lives. Let’s not create new holes and try to fill the existing holes with love and care for others with sefless efforts.

Desires are like obstacles to our peace and entry doors for evil in our lives. When we desire for something, we don’t see how or from where we obtain it. We become blind in the delusion of desires. We see only what we want and ignore all other elements that surround us. Desires are like traps set by evil on our path so that we can become their prey. Be careful.

When we desire for something, it creates a hole in our lives along with a slot in future timeline to receive fruits from this desire. We think (illusion) that we will fill these holes with our efforts, determination, plan and skills so that we can get what we desired. But here comes the twist. The evil energies are smart. When you desire for something and create a hole, evilness tries to tempt you by throwing a more desiring thing in the same category in your path so that your attention gets diverted from the real desire of yours to this new one. Now that former hole remain empty and you feel empty in your life. And this goes on and on as our desires keep accumulating. The hole created by one desire cannot be filled by other desire. Now say, who is responsible for creating these holes which didn’t even exist at first place!? Think on it.


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When we start feeling empty, we get confused. We don’t know why we are feeling empty, because these holes are not visible. They exist in subtle levels. Evil energies keep coming in from these holes and we don’t even know that. Our levels of anger, greediness, hatred and ego may increase to intolerable levels that we may become evil ourselves. Open your eyes. Close your holes. Love and care are the only elements which can fill these holes and stop evil from entering our lives. So give up your selfish efforts and aimless vision. Let’s fill the holes with selfless efforts and good vision. Be on the right path of spirits and let the divine and good energy flow through you.

I don’t know for some reason the comments which I make on other blogs are not showing up. They are moving into their spam instead. I have contacted Akismet for this issue and hope it gets resolved soon. 

Thanks for reading. Have a beautiful day. 🙂