March 4th ;
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In the context of Shreem Brzee - The wealth mantra we discussed last week how certain mantras/sacred sounds can activate parts of brain and change the way we think; and how transformation is achieved by changing our thoughts (from a scientific standpoint). From a practical standpoint, traditionally, in the past, mantras were never analyzed how it work; they were mostly taken as a pill...Shreem Brzee, the way its author describes it, is considered as the mantra to put the money back in the hands of spiritual people. You may read more about it in Youtube.
Before our meet up next week, it may be interesting to take to see a few more examples of successful people and how their thinking was dramatically different from the rest of us.
"Teaching With Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do About It" - Eric jensen
And the last person I may introduce is Eric Jensen,because he has done lots of studies on brain and how it affects academic performance in students. His observations give lot of hope for under performing students and people like us, who are interested in changing our own life-conditions by variety of methods, including spiritual.
His book, " Teaching With Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do About It" may be an eye-opener. The book summary is below.
Before our meet up next week, it may be interesting to take to see a few more examples of successful people and how their thinking was dramatically different from the rest of us.
Richard Branson may be a controversial guy.. He was a high school drop-out but created an empire of 165+ organizations.. His short, 100-page book " Screw it, Let's do it -Lessons in Life" provides us nuggets of wisdom on how a millionaire mind works.. Check this out!
Oprah talks about her belief in God and provides her famous 10-tips..
Napolan Hill has written the best seller called “Think and Grow Rich” which many of you might have read. Here is a summary (we have this book with us, if you would like to borrow during our next session)
Just sharing a few thoughts in the context of our meet up on March 4th. The three areas of focus are astrology, discussion on the form and formless worship of God and of course, the Shreem Brzee, the wealth consciousness mantra 😊
As mentioned in one of our prior emails, in religious circles and in spiritualism, any discussion on topic of wealth & money is generally frowned upon! Growing up in India, I remember going once to a monastery with my uncle. There was a TV and I heard my uncle telling “see, they have a TV” !! Swamis and Yogis are expected to lead a very ascetic life with nothing whatsoever to do with material comforts.
These days, it is still more acceptable, though many high-flying yogis and evangelists are still looked down upon! For example, in Bible “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” My guess is money and vices generally go together, at least in the past, and hence this aversion; but in this information age, it doesn’t have to be that way as exemplified in the lives of people like Bill Gates,
In the context of Shreem Brzee, I would like to engage in some discussion about wealth. “Shreem Brzee” is often touted as the spiritual solution for even “basket cases” 😊 😊 People with no skill, been out of work for some time, unable to enter the job market, age issues (bay area tech companies being high-end age discriminators!)
“Shreem” sound is not new (similar to kleem last month) by itself, it invokes the wealth goddess “Lakshmi” , and often can be found in many mantras.. .Brzee is the new sound and NOT found in any scriptures!!
...that is what the author got it through his own revelations.
If you or anyone else would like to take a 90-day challenge, with deep trust, I would like to join as well 😊 Please let us know.
urdhva-mulam adhah-sakham (Gita) :
Human body is compared to an uprooted tree which has its roots above and branches down (the best commentary I liked)
Mantras activate different parts of the brain (which nourish the rest of the body) allowing us to think very differently from what we think now..
On Feb 13th, when United Airlines' flight with 373 passengers on board, had problems with one of its engines, passengers prayed and prayed and had a miraculous escape!
Check out these dramatic videos!
The I AM practice (if it can be called a practice) is often mentioned by Mooji: "all your troubles will melt away" (Mooji). This has also been referred to as the practice carried out by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj as being related to the realization of his true nature. Sri Ramana Maharshi also pointed to this practice, saying that the I removes the I and remains the I.
Gregg Braden explains how the energy field of human emotions can manifest "miracles", whether it is healing or creating peace, when you apply conscious positive focus on what you want. As an example he talks about a woman who had a 3" diamater bladder cancer who, by western medical standards, had been diagnosed as inoperable. She went, as a last resort, to a medicine-less hospital in Beijing, where they began simply by addressing the life-affirming ways that she could change how she was living her life, they taught her life-affirming ways to breathe and life-affirming ways to nourish her body, gentle movements to stimulate the energy centres in her body. She then underwent a procedure to remove it. Using a split-screen ultrasound monitor, the first showing a freeze-frame of her tumour, and the second showing real-time activity, three practitioners used energy work to facilitate the healing, which showed the tumour disappear within three minutes.
All bookish words... This is what happened when people read too much religious/spiritual books .. they become Philosophers !
Here is a book recommendation for you ..the book, "The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari - Robert Sharma" :) :)
Here is the book summary, if you don't have time to read!
Do you consider yourself a complete creation or partial creation ?
Don't know..Will tell you know when I find it.. All I believe is that my true nature is divine.
1. So lets suppose that you reach to God then what next ? I am taking about normal people like you and me. You mention so many methods, I really wanna see that what's the objective in reaching to God.
The "what next" question is coming from the mind...The mind wants to think that the world cannot function without it !! There is nothing like "reaching God" !! God cannot be reached nor understood (by mind).. The awakened life is a new birth, pretty much.... where day to day actions are guided from intuition rather than mental calculations and plans. The new life is the beginning of another great journey into the Infinite, wherever it takes..
2. Regd... money part (living in bay area ): So God is biased. He can make someone rich or poor based on what efforts a person is putting. E.g. Shreem mantra...
Yes, that is true. As human beings, we have the ability to make choices.. You make the right choices and reap the benefits. It is not about God, it is about your choices.
"As you sow, so shall you reap ...Bible
3. So there are religious places i.e. there are places where God resides ? or some impression of him ?
God is everywhere and within us as well. Depending on what you want, you may visit those temples and get benefited to solve certain issues in life..
Check this out, how certain people have used it. The Indian temple Steve Jobs advised Mark Zuckerberg to visit
I think people don't know difference b/w religion and spirituality.
After reading your email, i am still not clear what are people trying to achieve.. GOD ? if yes then for what purpose you need GOD ? And for heaven sake don't go in past and mention names like Krishna etc. Krishna was many things so lets not bring people like him.
You are judging others again! It is not about others, it is about you.. God is the ultimate solution to satisfy the deep craving in human minds manifesting as desires.
People go to God for all sorts of things...
Aartho jijnasur artharthi, jnani ca bharatarsabha ( Gita)
Four types of people seek Me – the distressed, the seekers of Knowledge, the wealth-seekers and the men of wisdom.
Why are you so upset with Krishna? What is wrong in learning from the past? Krishna is the best party-god I can think of, best suitable for bay area life :) He lived a life of extreme opulence and ultimate spirituality...Is that not what we want in our own lves? To me, there is no one else who lived a life like that.. We do not want impractical ethics... or would you suggest (like Buddha) to get Nirvana but go beg when you are hungry? ( Please don't get me wrong, I have deep respect for compassionate Buddha,..just quoted him this way here to prove my point)..
You see current society and show me that people have achieved GOD and what they have achieved out of it.
There are a number of living self-realized masters... Just you need to do the homework of searching and finding..
What have they achieved ? Nothing.. Reminds me this quote from Ramesh Balsekhar. (between $1million and enlightenment, choose $million) :) : )
"Some seek a million dollars, and some seek salvation. So if you had the choice (which you don't), I would suggest that you seek a million dollars because if you get a million dollars, there will be someone to enjoy those million dollars. But when enlightenment happens, there will be no " one " to enjoy anything."
Or how about asking previous generation that did they ever find GOD ? Or they lived whole life in fear and insecurity or race to money or doing best efforts on how to get fit n the society.
You are looking at the dark side and drawing hideous conclusions..The observer is the problem here...It is something like going to San Francisco and concluding that the whole city is full of homeless people..and failing to notice the sky scrapers!
All these methods have been used by previous generations too. So how about asking them first that if they ever find GOD ? it's good to know if these old methods works or not.
Asking whom? the previous generations? The test of pudding is in eating..You have to try out the methods and find out for yourself... It may nor may not work for you..You have to find your own path..
"Be a lamp unto yourself" --Buddha
I would be very happy to talk to the person who said that he reached to God if you've any person in previous generation or in your known world here who claims that he reached.
I would encourage you to go and talk to them. I had the good fortune to talk to a few of them, spend some time with them, when I was much younger. They will blow your mind for sure! (not according to your terms, though)
Can some one ask Dr. Pillai that how come people in China and Russia are so Rich ? No God works there. And how come so many countries are so poor. My be Dr. Pillai should leave India and start visiting the poor people or poor countries. I can help him in reaching out to right people. Unfortunately all these super masters reach to US, which is already rich. They don't start with the right place. Very strange.
You are just shooting from the hip, without looking at available facts., with no knowledge about Pillai center and their activities..They have their own charitable activities in India.. Your comments are just unkind and not based on facts. It is just verbal diarrhea, at best!
I am not sure why you are equating God with Wealth (or poverty). You worship a rich God, you become rich...that is my point. If that is what you want..For many people, money doesn't make any sense. Let them do something else. They don't need to worship a rich god.
Inspite of it, I don't see China and Russia among AAA rated countries :) Hong Kong may be!
And to my Bay area fellow - you are already blessed over too much if you are living here. So don't ask for more because it might be coming from poor people bucket.. Great God is so rich that he can make someone poor and someone rich. Amazing... i am truly impressed with God. He can make rich people more richer and poor people more poor. Awesome God !
Ha ha ..Hope you will think differently in your wiser moments !!
Shreem Brzee : The ultimate wealth mantra : This mantra from Dr. Pillai is making its rounds in youtube with plenty of testimonials.. and let us not miss it.
Want to take a few minutes next time, to discuss this.
I understand that spirituality and money are generally considered opposites, but the realities of life are different. Living in the bay area, we all know how expensive things are.. and how important it is to attain financial independence. Most of us live from paycheck to paycheck..often afraid that we don't have enough skills. .and Shreem Brzee might help (if you have tried everything else), which works whether you have skills or not !! . If there is enough interest, we can have separate Shreem Brzee chanting sub-groups !! Here are some videos (and plenty others you may refer)
In Hindu religion, there are lots of examples of wealth and spirituality side by side with no conflicts !! To jog your memory, Krishna himself was a king, and had no trouble rattling off Gita to Arjuna! Viswamitra was a king too... By the way, Shreem Brzee is attributed to Viswamitra ...There are plenty of other examples as well. We all know the story of emperor Ashoka who was converted to Buddhism, after the bloody battle called, Kalinga..In the modern days, we have people like Bill Gates relinquishing a very successful career at the age of 50, establishing Bill & Melinda foundation and starting non-profit work in the whole world!
God is rich and owns the world! So let us worship a RICH God!! :)
Worshiping a RICH God!
* Does meditation only come by when sitting, breathing deeply repeating a verse? Is it possible to mediate while walking, cooking food, performing service?
I guess what is implied by meditation here is practicing awareness, When doing activities of the world,like walking or driving, one needs to pay some level of attention to the external world.
However, one can still "watch the mind" to ensure that we are not "getting lost" in thoughts.. i.e. when we are cooking, we are indeed cooking, not thinking about so many other things..
.As usual, mind is a villain in spirituality :) The moment we start watching (without any attempt to control the mind), the mind stops for some time, waiting for the next chance, to wander!
Again, "watching the mind" is not for everyone,,,It is very subtle..One can get disappointed quickly....Many find it much easier to chant a mantra instead, for example, or listen to some soulful music or watch one's breathing,,,those are not so subtle and hence may be easier.
* Is God a single omni-present omnipotent entity that is collection of all good virtues such as Love, Forgiveness, Righteousness, Power...?
All these are great descriptions of God but God is much more than this. It makes sense to human beings to see god in all good qualities.None has described God yet, because mind cannot understand God..Scriptures are brilliant attempts to describe God, at best..
In India, there is a concept called Kali, the fierce form of Goddess.. I never understood this for a very long time in my life...How can the destructive sides of the nature be part of god? It baffles commonsense perception of God,,but we do see such fierce forms of nature, occasionally, which must also be from the same Universal source.
Then there is this concept of gods and goddesses..there are HIGHER beings with god-like qualities of omniscience, omnipresence and omnipotence...They can pretty much give whatever human beings want in their lives; and they are reachable with much less effort; as people are busy with their day-to-day stuff, they spend a small time and get some benefits.. Most temples are like this... The lower the beings, the lower is the efforts needed! something like going to the Mayor vs going to the president :) ..If we go to villages in India, you see a small temple, someone consecrated a being, and people go and worship there for some small things...they don't want enlightenment :) :) and such small beings cannot give it either.
..and we don't even want to speak about the worship of demonic forms (like the African voo doo etc) intended to cause harm to others :) :) In India too, there are lots of places where such worship is done...But from a soul's evolution standpoint, it would be disastrous to engage in the worship of such demonic beings..but in the high-lanes and by-lanes of spirituality, things can get pretty complicated :)
Kali Darshan: Turn Fear of the Dark into a Spiritual Technique!
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