Are You A Knowledge Junkie Or True Seeker?


nithyānandeśvara samārambhām
nithyānandeśvari madhyamām | asmat āchārya paryantām
vande guru paramparām || I welcome every one, everything and every
one, all the species, because today is a very auspicious day. Many have gathered who are
not seen by your eyes. I welcome everyone, with my love and respects. Today, anniversary of Pattabhisekham of Paramahamsa
Nithyananda in Madurai Adheenam Sarvajnapeetam. Three years over, fourth year beginning, today
is the day, the 5th day of Meenakshi Brahmotsavam morning, the formal traditional coronation
was done, almost this very same time. Meenakshi is gracing on Swaranavashohana, horse vehicle,
and Sundareswara on Sarvalankara, on tis auspicious day, let’s receive their blessings.
On this very auspicious day, three years before, I assumed the responsibility of 293rd Guru
Mahasannidhanam of Madurai Aadheenam. We look back, wow, how much has happened… it’s
after this responsibility we started reviving agamas, so much. So much has been done to
Shaivism! We will continue to do it. On this auspicious day, I feel there is so
much to tell. I will tell, one by one. Now let Me enter into the Upanishad satsang,
in Isavasya Upanishad, 10th verse. Please recite along with Me: anyad evāhur vidyayā-anyad āhur avidyayā
| iti śuśruma dhīrāṇaṁ ye nastad vicacakṣire
|| 10 || Repeat: anyad evāhur vidyayā-anyad āhur avidyayā
| iti śuśruma dhīrāṇaṁ ye nastad vicacakṣire
|| 10 || Listen. I the translation will read out first: “It is said that by vidyā, the knowledge
cognized from the right context of grasping the Truth, Consciousness and the superficial
knowledge acquired from the wrong context of grabbing, without cognizing the innate
subtle Truth, certainly a different result is achieved. Similarly, it is said that by
avidyā, the authentic actions and the ignorant actions done without grasping the Truth, Consciousness,
a very different result is achieved. Thus have we listened from those wise beings who
have explained that absolute principle to us.” Let Me read out once more: This is one of the most subtle spiritual difficulties.
Please understand, I am using the word spiritual difficulty, which I have never used. It’s
one of the most subtle spiritual difficulty which human beings will face in the very high
level of seeking. If they don’t align their understanding in the initial level, in the
high level, the problem human beings will face is described in this verse. You need
to put your whole being and listen, only then the problems I am explaining, you will be
able to understand. Actually, if you are a seeker, by your very being, you will be able
to understand all these problems. If you don’t feel these problems exist in you, you are
not even a seeker, only an intellectual knowledge junky. Using a new word: knowledge junky.
Means, just go to different book shops, grab few books, chew those papers here and there
like a donkey, a intellectual junky. Time pass, reader, time pass thinker, does not
mean you are a seeker. Understand. In seeking, never time passes, you only gain time. If
you are a seeker, never time passes, you only gain time! If you are a time pass reader,
time pass information collector, as I said, knowledge junky, don’t claim you are a seeker.
Seeking never brings pain, it adds depth to you, it adds strength to your very bone; seeking
blossoms in bone marrow, understand. A seeker will never have the problem of tiredness and
boredom. If you are struggling with tiredness and boredom, you are just curiosity, knowledge
junky, you read, follow, collect information, try to analyze, for the sake of your night
dinner table discussion, dtd. Most of the people try to become intellectual
for dinner table discussion, where you can establish you are something little more than
everyone else who is sitting in the dinner table with you. Listen. You establishing you
are little more than everyone sitting with you in dinner table is no way going to make
you a seeker; you can, person who knows a little more, knowing a little more does not
make you a seeker. Seeker is whose very bone marrow is after the Truths of life. Seeker
never loses focus or attention because his very bone marrow is vibrating with what he
is seeking; he never loses focus, he never loses attention, he never loses what he wants
to do, he never loses what he plans to do, he never loses focus on his life. No! Upanishads are beautifully describing in this
verse, actually in the last verse they explained boredom and cunningness, the two major problems,
in this verse they explain a subtler level problem, beyond boredom and cunningness. In
the ultimate samadhi, the ultimate truths, no compromise. Even a great incarnation like
Sri Ramakrishna has to cut the very Kali he was worshipping in his whole life, and go
beyond the form of the Kali. Uncompromised. Truth is Samadhi. Upanishads are actually
explaining in this verse that level difficulties, problems, and giving solution. Actually, most
of the common man does not have this problem, because most of the common men are not seekers.
In this verse, Upanishads explain problems faced by advanced seekers, who takes enlightenment
very seriously, who take achieving samadhi as a very sincere goal. So I am speaking for
those who are taking achieving Samadhi as a sincere goal of Life. Listen, I will read out the translation and
try to explain the each concept: It is said that by vidyā, the knowledge cognized
from the right context of grasping the Truth, Consciousness and the superficial knowledge
acquired from the wrong context of grabbing, without cognizing the innate subtle Truth,
certainly a different result is achieved. Similarly, it is said that by avidyā, the
authentic actions and the ignorant actions done without grasping the Truth, Consciousness,
a very different result is achieved. Thus we have listened from those wise beings who
have explained that absolute principle to us. Listen! Purva baksha, things which have to
be done first need to be done first. When your body is dried with testosterone and estrogen
hormones your brain develops certain very subtle, powerful, grooves where Super-consciousness
can reflect in it’s original pure form without any delusion, manipulation, interpretation
interference. Please listen, I am making a very significant statement: when your body
is dried with the testosterone and estrogen, means male female hormones, your brain develops
certain most powerful grooves where the pure Super-consciousness can reflect in it’s
original form, in it’s original existence. The reflection is so pure, so authentic, it
is as good as the original. That is the reason the context, purva-paksha, the pre-preparation,
is needed for enlightenment process. I am not saying everyone should become celibate,
everyone should become Sannyasi, no! But when your seeking becomes very intense, when your
whole body and mind boils with the seeking, automatically body and mind evolves
to a level where your body dries up and brain develops this rich subtle grooves where Super-consciousness
can reflect beautifully, powerfully. It can reflect beautifully and powerfully. Without setting the context what need to be
done first, without doing the first things first, purva paksha, if the truths are grabbed, you may have some power,
strength, knowledge, but never enlightenment. Never enlightenment. Seeking need to go hand
in hand with the powerful tapas, tapas means living the truths you discovered till now.
Executing the conclusions you reached till now. All the conclusions you arrived, making
those cognitions as part of your reality till now. This
is the subject for today’s Vaakyartha Sadas: All the cognitions I have achieved, the conclusions
I have arrived, have I made all that as my day-to-day lifestyle practice? All the conclusions
I have arrived, have I made all that as part of my Life? What all the Truths I understood, I have made it as part of my
Life. What all the truths I have understood, I have not made as part of my Life. Look into
that. That is the subject for Vaakyartha Sadas today. So with this, I will move to the next segment
of the morning satsang, Dial the Avatar, because you all may know, Tamil Nithya Kriya Yoga
is going on now in Bidadi campus, successfully and beautifully.

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