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.

Are we living in Incar-Nations?

Is this possible that Universal nature is our ultimate judge and enforces ‘Cause and Effect principle’ (Karma) as the base of its judgement! Is this possible that the way of life we are living today is the effect of the causes which we created yesterday! Is there a way to overcome our past deeds and thus avoid its effects!?

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The main problem is most of us don’t know that the universe is governed by this cause and effect principle. We don’t believe in this principle because of the illusion, time.  We don’t experience the effect of our deeds at the same moment of doing them, but after a certain period. This certain period is not limited to a lifetime. It is way beyond that. So we don’t have idea of why we suffer so much, because we don’t know what we were in our previous lives. We keep taking birth again and again to experience the effect of our causes in our previous lives. The problem is not that we suffer the effects of our deeds, the problem is that in order to escape this suffering, we create more evil causes. Thus this Domino effect started in the past has lead us today to where and how we are now. At the beginning of age, life was so simple and blissful. So what could have gone wrong!

What could have gone wrong?

Humans, animals, birds, insects and nature all lived in harmony. Humans are blessed with cleverness. This cleverness gave them knowledge of everything, by everything I mean everything, even evil and its energies. Their knowledge raised and raised, and after a point of time, with increase in knowledge, wisdom started decreasing. This deteriorating wisdom led to domination of evilness in humans. They started using these evil energies for their own purpose, then all the hell broke out. Thus by cultivating bad deeds, the future has become dark for humanity. Humans hunted, ate and even sacrificed animals for their own purposes. The helpless souls of animals were not able to save themselves, so after death they were offered incarnation as humans. So thus fight among the humans started taking place. We call them wars now. We don’t realize what is going on is an effect, so we create more evil causes.  Instead of experiencing the effect, we created more evil causes to avoid it. This is how the causes of bad deeds accumulated and have led us to drastic effects which we see today. Why do you think our human population has increased so drastically? Don’t you see how many species of other living beings like animals, birds and insects have become extinct. Where are their souls? Yes, they are among humans to take revenge! Think upon it.

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How far we have come (away from humanity)?

Our world is getting worse and worse in terms of humanity day by day. We think we are wise, but we are ignorant. May be this is due to the reason that what we all accumulate our wealth and sins throughout our life and pass it to our future generation! Wealth is a false assurance. It makes us feel that if we have wealth, we can live happily throughout our lives. Just keep aside all that you know for a second and think, what if the world is full of wealth and just wealth! Can we eat money? Can we drink it? No, right! Money is just to control the resources, but due to our cleverness, we have started to use it to control the ignorant humans. Accumulating our wealth is like accumulating our sins. We don’t realize the mistake while doing it, when when the time comes for the effect of the cause which we created, we realize our mistake, selfishness. We cannot help poor people nearby our places because wealth comes in the middle. We cannot clean our roads because pride comes in the middle. We don’t feel compassion towards others, because ego comes in the middle. These are the hindrances which divided humans and broke the humanitarian progress. We are divided by religions, race, color of skin, countries and professions. We don’t see in real life, but we are accumulating bad causes in subtle levels of universe by dividing ourselves. Nature tries to warn us by natural disasters to alert us from going into wrong direction, and we blame it on climate change. So pity! We are even on the course destroying our nature. But universal nature will give its effect too. Be careful.

Is there a way out to come out of this misery?

Yes, there has always been a way out. By repenting of our sins we can reduce the effect’s magnitude and can even remove it. By accepting others as our fellow beings irrespective of their religions, race, professions and nations. By accepting that we all are flawed at something because of our past deeds of this life and also of our previous lives, not because of one other. This needs a transition of everything, everyone. We need a change not only on global level but also on atomic level, because it is what we are all made of.  If everyone can change their mindset and work towards a better direction, we can change the course of life. Instead of searching for knowledge, we should seek for wisdom and for consciousness. Because consciousness and truth will set us free. Because when we think as human mind, we have desires, ambitions, ego, hatred and even vengeance. When we think with an universal mind, we are all broken atomic puzzle pieces of a single molecule looking to join again as a molecule but the external forces are resisting from doing so, to form a complete molecule, complete soul. We should negotiate these external evil forces and increase the level of consciousness. When everyone accept others the way they are and shows compassion for one other, they form a divine bond and thus trust becomes the foundation. We all thus stop creating more causes and nature pushes our previous bad causes near a black hole which swallows up all the bad effects which were to come. May be this is what will be the end of kaliyuga (era of dirt) and the beginning of satyuga (the era of truth, trust and bliss).

I ask you for forgiveness if I have hurt you in any way in this life knowingly or unknowingly and also in previous lives which I am unaware of. And also I forgive you all. Thanks for reading. Have a beautiful week ahead. 🙂

Life is a reflection of blues

‘Journeys constantly remind us of the purpose of our life which is to travel as many places as we can.’  

Hello friends, I am back to home (not my mind though, it is still wandering in the places we have visited) after a tour of 2 weeks long. The trip was just awesome and beyond words. Nonetheless without mentioning it in words it would be difficult to share the experience. To describe everything in brief detail will be impossible, so I have images and the source of description of those will be your own thoughts on it.

There are over dozen of temples which we have visited in Rajasthan but still we lacked time to get enough of them. The idols of temples range from over 3000 years old to 100 years old. But the short trip of Jodhpur was mesmerizing. Chittar Palace and Mehrangarh Fort can catch every tourists’ eye balls. Life was never so blue when I visited Mehrangarh fort.  The architecture, paintings, art works, living style were something you can just wonder about. First let me show you different temples which we visited.

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All these pictures are clicked by me. Not a professional though but when it comes to pictures, whose not crazy at clicking them?!

OK so trip of Jodhpur is a different level and deserves an another post. Will post it soon.

Some attempts at photography:

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Thanks for reading. And I have missed all your beautiful and inspiring posts in this time. I am a lagging wheel of time now. Will catch up to all your posts soon. Thanks for the support. Excited about tonight’s thriller. India vs West Indies. #goblue #cheeryourteam #sochojeetki