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.

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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.

Amplification and Attenuation of our thoughts

“If you want to find the secrets of the Universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” – Nikola Tesla

Our atmosphere is completely made up of energies, frequencies and vibrations. Only living beings have the ability to transform, combine and transmit these energies with certain frequencies and create vibrations in subtle form of Universe. These vibrations collide with already existing vibrations in the universe and thus create the ripple effect of events which we call it as fate. Everything in the universe is governed by the laws of nature in which karma being the base of those laws. Karma is the justification for our actions and deeds.

We all are well aware that, Energy can neither be created nor destroyed. Everything we have today in this world is the result of how we transformed and modified the energy as per our requirements in the past. Everything starts with a single thought in a brain. What we do is, we take some part of the existing energy in the nature into our body in the form of air. When we think about something, our thoughts breathe that energy and get released into the universe with some energy and at a certain frequency. That’s why they say ‘Be careful what you wish for’. The energy released in the universe create certain vibrations which collides with already existing vibrations in the universe. When the frequencies of those vibrations match, universe sets to bring that thought into reality. So we have to be careful what we think and wish for.

We are at the verge of transformation may be, because we are all still suffering from the negative energies that have been created by some evil people back then and have transmitted it throughout the universe. That’s why we see wars, diseases, famines, drought, natural disasters, climate change, children deserting their parents for their bright future, abortions, cruelty towards women and unstable mind. They didn’t exist from the beginning. Humans have created them using the energy that existed in the atmosphere. This has to change now, not only on a global but also on an atomic level. Energies have to be transformed into good once again. Karmas of every human, every atom have to be rectified.


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Good energies like Love, happiness, unity, kindness, sharing etc are being converted, every moment, into bad energies like pride, ego, hatred, divide & rule, selfishness and money. Before bad energies start ruling the world we have to increase our consciousness so that we become aware of what is good and what is right. It’s time to put a switch in our brain, the consciousness switch which has two states between which we have to switch. They are AMPLIFICATION & ATTENUATION. It’s time to amplify all the good energies that exists in small amounts throughout the universe and unite the world by good and attenuate all negative energies that exists in large amounts in the world without distorting our ability to think. Slowly and slowly the negative energies will get weaker and when they lose their power to find a place in our brain, that we can convert them into good.

It’s time to communicate with our inner self and get back to the state of bliss where success and fame doesn’t matter anymore. Amplify the good thoughts which will reach far into the universe spreading goodness and attenuate the bad thoughts, the moment they knock your doors. It’s been almost a month since I have posted or read any blog posts. I think it is necessary to take small breaks and get back on the track of thought process.

On this divine occasion of Navratri phase, it is important that we defeat the bad in ourselves by defeating our own negative thoughts within. Take care. Today is even a special date. 6-10-2016 is the same number if read from reverse direction too. Thanks for reading.

To do or not to do? What’s the motive?

We often face a situation in which we get into a dilemma of whether doing a particular action is useful or whether not doing it is useful.

There are many ideologies in the world which makes each person unique and one’s perspective is different from one another. If one says that our Earth revolves around the Sun while another says that only such thoughts revolve around our mind but not in reality, latter sounds more logical though. Opinions may vary and even proof may be also one of the many possible solutions of a single problem. So it is difficult to believe what is true or what is not and what is real or what is not. But now we live in a world where we think it is difficult to distinguish even between what is right and what is wrong! This tells how far we have come and how far we have stepped away from humanity. Law and order have completely failed in guiding the humanity in a particular direction and thus it has failed in taking the world on a good and moral path. Is there a way by following which we can all feel satisfied with our actions and bring back goodness and morality in people?

The major failure of humanity is that we perform actions for the sake of results. If we predict that the result will be good, then we perform that action, if we predict that the result will be bad then we don’t perform that action. It may seem right for a moment, but just imagine who knows what our future holds and whatever we assume our results are just mere predictions not the real ones. Motive of an action is more important than the ultimate result. First thing that should be kept in our mind while performing an action is the motive of the action, not the result of the action as result is just our aim not the vision itself. Let’s take a recent example, in our India, Olympic medal winners have been gifted BMW by Sachin Tendulkar for their extraordinary performances. But if they had performed just for sake of that, then their performance would have been affected as their actions may have been distracted from the motive to perform well towards results to win at any cost. As I have said, opinions may vary.

So when you fix motive in your mind, you get there and when you fix result in your mind, you reach no where. Money is not the motive, it is just the fruit of the result. * For example when we get a job, what do most people ask! Is it What is your job about? or is it How much is your salary? * Haven’t you experienced this? Think upon it, how backwards we are travelling nowadays as humanity. People don’t care about what you do, they care about what you get for doing that. This was just one of many examples. We need to set out our motive to do good for others in a good way and improving humanity in us. Motive should be decided on whether doing an action will improve one’s capabilities without hurting others or not and whether it will benefit others or not. Because there is a special feeling of self-satisfaction when we do good to others.

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We live in a world where unless we show the fruits of the result, we don’t perform a particular action. Will you work for the cause of humanity if the result is nothing but just self-satisfaction? I know most of us won’t. Because we are not brought up that way. We work for results but not motive. When the reason of doing an action is good, then the result will turn out to be good. But when your reason for doing an action is wrong at the first place, do you think even the good result will do good to you? No way. From the day when the people in the world will learn to perform an action with a good motive rather than for a unknown good result, then we will be back on the track on the humanity. For example don’t aim to be a successful or a failure, because when you aim for success automatically failure becomes negative to you. But when your motive is improvement rather than success or failure, then you will never fail. And isn’t improvement better than success?

Sometimes ‘good’ motive may also lead to bad results. So what is the problem here? What is ‘good’ here? Is good a good thing only when it does good to the person doing it? No. It’s not. A good thing for one person may not be good to others. This is a very complex issue and should be taken on a global level. For that ‘good’ should be considered as good only when it helps others to become better as a person and makes them feel satisfied too with the motive. So motive should be good so that it brings goodness for everyone on a large scale and concentration should be on motive rather than the result. If we give up our desires and work towards upbringing the social, moral, religious and human values, then we may know the importance of good motive. We are in a situation where all these values are at record low. Isn’t it more important to work for improvement (better say re-birth) of humanity (motive) rather than thinking that it is impossible to change our entire world with such actions (assumed result)!!

If everyone thinks oneself as the center of the universe and make his motive of his actions as upbringing of the whole society for a good cause rather than worrying about the result, then we may see the world which we all want to be in. The insecurity of future makes us work for result rather than motive. But our confidence in present makes us work for motive rather than the result. Think about good things and make them as the motive to bring good in the world, don’t think about good things which you need personally as it will become a problem for others on a global scale. Because if the intention is good, nature tries to bring it in reality and if intention of an action is not good, even then nature being helpless brings that into reality. So be careful while doing an action. If doing good to others is everyone’s motive, then the purpose of humanity will be served. Life is simple but complexities begin when the motive to live life becomes wrong.

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Thanks for reading. I know it was a long read, but while writing this, my reason for writing this was more important than the word count it may end up with. Think about your motive rather than the result while performing an action. Have a great week ahead. 🙂

Z is for Zeroes and ones: Day-26

“The array of Zeroes and ones is like the DNA structure of Digital communications and Data Transmission.”

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A group of Zeroes and ones,
have started from the source
to reach the destination and
readers’ hearts both at once.
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Every data in this information age is converted into bits and then transferred to the destination. It is again decoded into the actual information by different decoding techniques. Bits are nothing but zeroes and ones. How amazing it is that every data you get is converted into zeroes and ones, the presence of information and absence of information. The entire information theory is based on 0’s and 1’s. They are the basic building blocks of data transfer. These array of zeroes and ones if counted in terms of 8’s is called as a byte.  You may be aware of this byte which we use in Kb, Mb, Gb. And also by using digital 8, we can reproduce any other digit.

So I was thinking on what word to write on at 10 pm, then I saw today’s Google’s Doodle. And I saw Zeroes and ones were juggled by a person in that doodle. Then I clicked on it. Shannon. In a moment, I remembered Shannon from ‘Shannon-Fano coding technique’ in my subject, Digital Communications. He is known as the ‘father of Information Technology’. He was also the first person to introduce the term ‘bit’. Bit is a digit which is used for data transmission. Because of him we are able to transmit data from one place to other place that too with minimal noise. On April 30th, 1916 was his birthday. He died in 2001. So 30th April, 2016 marks his 100th birthday, so Google’s doodle was a tribute to the master of information technology and digital communications. He was fond of juggling so the doodle is like this. Thank you. And see 1 0 0 , isn’t it like some data transmission. Haha.

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This A to Z challenge has been amazing and challenging. It was not easy to post everyday with a letter restriction. And such challenge brings out the best in us. Thank you everyone who made this possible. And to all the participants, you all have a done great work. I specially thank Darshith who informed me about this and told me to register to this challenge asap. As I was on a trip and returned back home on 30th of March and then first thing I did was that I registered to this challenge. It have been a good one  month of blogging. Time to take a small bit of rest. A small. .

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This is my entry for A to Z challenge . It is the last day 26th and it is on the letter ‘Z’. ‘Z’ is for the Zeroes and Ones. Everything in data transfer and digital communication is done in bits of 0’s and 1’s.

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Coming to the challenge, as the name itself says it is very challenging. On every day of month April, except Sundays, which makes it to 26 days, each participant should publish a post relating to the letter corresponding to the number of the day thus completing all the 26 alphabets. For example on day 1, the post should be on something related on letter A, on the second day it should be related to B and this goes on. It was an exciting journey.

And as always, thanks for reading. Have a good week ahead.

I don’t know why the comments which I make on some of the other blogs are not showing up in the comments section. I think this is a technical issue. Keep checking check spam folder and if you have my comments in them, please inform me. Thanks. Happy Sunday. 🙂