How do we Recognize the Presence of the Ego?


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What is it about the ego that grabs us so much? Energy! We can feel this rush of energy to do something, to want something. That energy move us to become emotional, to become mental, to become physical. It is a rush of energy. So ego is an energy experience. When you feel the ego within you strongly; you feel strongly negative or positive towards something or drawn towards something… isn’t there a rush of energy that is channeled through a contracted self?

The idea is to purify the ego, not to destroy it. The ego is always existing, but the selfishness disappears and selflessness appears. So to gauge whether we are growing we need to examine the nature of the ego. Is it moving from selfishness to selflessness? In the selflessness it becomes transparent to the divine, it channels the divine in a far better way. When it is selfish, it is out of sync with the divine. But when it becomes selfless, it’s sort of melting with the divine, harmonizing with the divine. And in that way it can channel the divine.

You can’t get rid of the ego. So long as you have a form, ego will exist. But at the same time, you will have the ability to observe the ego, even though it exists; and to not give power to it; and only the divine Self can help you to do that. That expansive self inside…Because the ego, in the experience of the expansive self feels like it has come home; it has found its home base, and it doesn’t want to move out of there.

That’s what we call yoga – it is having the ego and the higher Self in unity with each other. So ego is also the divine. It is the divine in limited expression; it is the divine in selfish expression. Sri Vasudeva

 

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Who am I?


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The ego is the changing part of us.                                                                                               The divine Self is the unchanging part of us.                                                                                      Sri Vasudeva

How to Access Pure Joy


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When the Divine creates, it creates out of joy, not under pressure.  The Divine is infinitely wise, infinitely joyous.  It is complete in itself, so whatever it creates has to be out of pure joy.  We call that ananda; the primary or empirical joy of existence.

It is in understanding and in beginning to realize more and more, we too will access that joy from where the play is happening, because it is happening in that fundamental field of existence.

It is not happening in the identification or the limitation in the consciousness; it is happening in the deeper aspect of consciousness.  So to access the joy that is the undercurrent, we need to go a little deeper, hence the journey into Self.  We need to go within,  detaching the Consciousness from its outward nature, and bringing the attention more to the inner consciousness.  And here is where we will experience Self differently: self that is finite, physical body; self that is emotional; self that is mental; and self that is detached and transcendent.  So self is continuously being experienced differently as the consciousness shifts, as we move more and more inwards, and hence if we go deep enough, we can have an experience of infinite Self. Sri Vasudeva

Follow your Passion to Unlimited Being


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The whole goal of yoga is for subject, object and process to become one. You have to become completely united with what you are doing. On the physical side, it is to align the body so completely that spirit is manifesting fully in and through the body. On the emotional side, it is to become one with the Beloved, to be in a relationship with the Beloved where you become the perfect instrument; there is only the Beloved in and through you. Everywhere that you look there is the Beloved within you and around you. When you choose the mental path, it is to break free from the illusion and to see that there is only One in the whole play; the One Self. Wherever you are, you bring that consciousness of unlimited being. Wherever you are drawn to, begin to open up your consciousness to that area. Sri Vasudeva

Relationships are Tools for Spiritual Growth


sparrows-2426763__340.jpgSome of us never look at ourselves. We look only outside and we blame everyone for everything. We create a lot of stress within us and outside, and we do not see how this impacts our wellbeing. We can’t sleep properly; we can’t eat properly. We live with these stresses and at some point they surface in terms of physical illness.
Our relationships, therefore, are really a mirror of our wellbeing. They tell how well we are centred within and how harmoniously we relate. So the goal will be to create harmony in all relationships and to see the meaning and purpose of them. The goal is to use them as tools for spiritual growth, for promoting more harmony within and around. It is for promoting more enlightened living because the goal of life itself is the evolution of the soul. It is the evolution of consciousness. Therefore, look at all your relationships and see whether they meet this. Sri Vasudeva

Exploring silence…


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Silence is not emptiness, it is the centre of power and possibility. Sri Vasudeva

True Masters are Instruments of the Light


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The Guides who are ordained by the Divine are the ones who can lead us back home. They carry an incredible power, when they come into a space, even without a word, they begin to influence the space. What is this power that they carry, this electricity, this magnetism that extends in the space, creating waves, this power of presence? They need not say anything, they do not even have to make an announcement of who they are, but the moment they enter the space their presence is felt. What is this power that they carry that even when we think of them and bring them to mind we feel their vibration and we feel a lift in the space?

What is this incredible power they carry? It is the power of staying completely connected to the Divine such that they become pure instruments. The power they carry is that through every word they utter, through every look or glance, through every benevolent thought towards the Universe, through every touch they bring the energy of the Divine. They bring the Light into the darkness.                                                                                Excerpt from a talk by Sri Vasudeva for more go to  www. blue-star.org 

Acknowledge the Divine in Every Moment


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Can we think that the very prana that we are breathing is coming from the Divine, and that we should offer the prana to the Divine with every breath? Shouldn’t we think that the words that we are speaking is coming from a Divine place and every word should be an offering to the Divine? Shouldn’t we think that the food that we are eating came from a Divine source and is going to be offered to the Divine within that is going to digest it? Shouldn’t we acknowledge that when we eat? Shouldn’t we go to bed every night saying, “I hope I have pleased You today through all my actions”? Shouldn’t we live in the constant awareness of a Divine presence as we work, as we move, as we speak, as we act, as we think? Shouldn’t we be constantly in the awareness of the power that lies within us that is really doing? Don’t we call that “God consciousness”? Isn’t that what we should have as created beings, living and being nourished by a constant power within us that has given us free will to navigate? Sri Vasudeva

Ananda – the Bliss of the Self


pexels-photo-87232.jpegNotice how the ordinary pleasures are time based; there is a beginning and an end to the pleasure. You can only drink so much, you can only eat so much, you can only take so much substance. You have to go back for it again and again and again. However this ananda never ends. There is no beginning and end to it. It is ever new; it is joy ever new. This is why you can see mystics and yogis so happy in themselves, needing nothing. They may wear very little, but their faces shine with joy. They are not caught up in all the pleasure seeking. There is something else that excites them, that fulfills that need for pleasure.

Would you know it? It is there in the Self. When you capture it, you will never be excited about just the ordinary pleasure anymore. You will enjoy all the pleasures of the world for what they are, but never get caught in them. When they disappear, your joy does not disappear. When they appear, your joy is not increased. Your joy remains ever new. That ever new experience of bliss is in the Self. It is called ananda. Seek it! The more you come into that consciousness of freedom, moving away from the limitation and experiencing that expansive part of you, the more you are coming into anandaSri Vasudeva Day 6 Forty days 2017. For full talk and meditation go to  www. blue-star.org

Readiness for Change


Sometimes in our search, when we find that time seems to be coming for change, should we begin to look at the holistic picture and see that we are being prepared for something different? Should we listen for every sign, even from within, so that we can really unfold like the caterpillar into a butterfly, or like the seed into the tree? Can we really unfold as we are meant to? This is what readiness is about.

If you don’t feel that the time is ready for you, don’t make the step! Be comfortable with where you are. Continue to do that which strengthens you and wait for the moment. How do we know completely when we will be ready? The signs will be there: inner and outer. Do not make a decision that brings fear or insecurity. Wait until the moment comes. Look carefully, and all the forces of life and Nature will support you on this marvellous journey of unfolding. Sri Vasudeva

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