Between Lord and ME

Between Lord and me.

For once I may have been driven away from what I think of the matter of God, but that was centuries ago and the air was just clearing for my race to pitch camp. From what I have seen God has always been an experience for an individual and never a community. The first human to have thought of God always thought in his own genuine manner and so God was more important to a person as an individual and not as a mass.

The race grew, flourished, evolved and began the deterioration of God, while humans grew senseless enough to divide the land and make boundaries between people, they were further retarded to divide Gods. This, to please them so that, when they couldn’t fight their Gods would, and so Gods became enemies. Gods were now limited to little areas and lesser people. Mankind has done terribly to something which it created with so much passion and devotion. Who wouldn’t look at this act and not say that man was selfish before mankind had barely begun on Earth.

Refuting Gods, people fighting in the name of the Lord, confusing God with religion and deepening this poison day by day in the minds of everyone. Rough present situation points its way back to the first days of man, when Green and blue and white were the only three colors visible on Earth from space. Thereafter people went fanatic on religion and red color of blood started marking stark religious boundaries on our beautiful blue-green-white ball of life.

God is a personal phenomenon; it is a process of discovering the outside world through deepening knowledge of the self or the individual. When we begin to know ourselves from inside of us, then comes the realization and understanding of everything outside. But this is all futile too because if you look around no two things are separable completely. There are no clear demarcations of anything whatsoever. The whole system is in a constant state of flux, and for me this flux is God. Yes, indeed the ‘constant change’, thought flow and breathing are just a few representations of the intricate magic spread around us.

Only when we train ourselves to look with one eye, the eye which takes in all views simply and without attachments. And contemporary writers and thinkers understand this concept slightly less than the legendary geniuses. Even then, they put it aptly in a TV series titled Mr. Robot, when the protagonist an extraordinary hacker takes on huge corporations with his hallucinatory visions. When Elliott, the male lead goes for a religious therapy session, he walks out abruptly when the moderator gave her a sermon about Jesus, his reply went thus, “Why should I believe in your imaginary friend, when you don’t believe in mine?”

 

Our Gods are imaginary, what are real is us and the universe. Trust me there are no Gods, no heaven, no hell. It’s just us and this infinite universe. You may choose anyone or anything to call your God. The Vedanta philosophy puts it aptly when they reflect that God is in us or simply we are potential Gods of our own universes.

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The Fact of Truth

Truth is something we encounter daily in our lives. Truth which is simple and plain and supposedly realistic. Truth which sometimes is stranger than fiction. Truth which has ben associated with words like faith, fidelity, loyalty, veracity and sincerity. Indian scriptures have long preached us the concept of truth by phrases like ‘Satyameva Jayate’ meaning truth alone triumphs and ‘Satyam Muktaye’ meaning truth liberates. Thus showing us what truth is capable of.
Truth is difficult, almost unbelievable at first and sometimes even shocking. Truth is considered perennial, universal and unchangeable across time, space and frame of referance. Truth is absolute and universally acceptable. Truth is superior even to silence. Most of the times we believe something as the truth but it ain’t and sometimes we are just oblivious to the truth when it stands right in front of us. Some among us choose to ignore the truth and some are simply too busy to pursue it. Some surprisingly believe that search for truth is frivolous and an activity in futile. Such human beings are the most disappointed in life.
Truth alone triumphs, yes that is true indeed and truth always triumphs but to understand truth is always so obscure and hidden that we always miss it. I have yet to discuss about falsehood, the opposite of truth. Lies which are as prevalent in our lives as the truth and for some more than the truth. Truth is simply the reverse of a lie. By default everyone is supposed to be truthfula, because from truth emanates honesty and integrity. A lying person will be corrupt and immoral to say the least.
In the modern time we live in it is of utmost importance that we inculcate truthfulness in our lives because until and unless we are truthful we can never be honest and moral. We must aim to impart these traits in our youngsters. As of now when we look around we see dishonestly, falsehood, corruption and immorality in our vicinity everywhere but iff we start with ourselves we can change those around us. Let us begin the change and make this world a better place. Truth is your realisation which is based on physical and sensual experiences. When we see a truth being verified universally can be termed a fact.

If you are ever in search of truth just let everything change its forms. That which remains in the end is the truth because truth needs no saviour. 

I vow to be truthful always and speak the truth everytime. I vow to search for truth and I vow to fight for it always. Do you ?

After I died. 

After I died.
After I died I became a thought, a consciousness, a way of thinking perhaps. The body around my mind had been detached like the falling of a leaf from a tree or a raindrop leaving its cloud.
After I died I lived more than I had ever when I was alive. Being alive and dead is not so different it seems now. I am alive but as a pure expression, and no strings that came with the body are now attached.
I have lived before by many names and by many faces. In the transition called death, I realise that I am actually immortal.

I conjoined in the dance I had been dancing since time eternal and the beginning of the universe. Only after I died I realised that I was not less alive but more connected to the portal through which all living pass, have passed, shall pass and will keep passing. This portal connects me to anyone I want. My consciousness is free to plug anywhere I want it to. To who ever I want it to. I can be anywhere, anyone, anybody because I am no one. Since I am zero I can get behind any number.
My mind now reckons that it was in a dormant state and now it has unlocked its full potential. I am omnipresent. In one moment I am the wind, in another I am the fruit on a tree , in another instant I materialise as sunlight from the sun , ever changing my form and flowing as one energy to another in the universe.
I am not dead, I am more alive now. I am a vibration and this universe is vibrational.

The Reason Behind Universe. 

At the back of my mind, subconsciously one question has always puzzled me, although there are many such puzzling questions firing in my neurons all the time but the one I am talking about is the trickiest one. I have a simple theory, according to my observations, everything that happens around us has a reason. From the most miniscule to the mega events, everything is governed by reason. What is the reason for universe ? Why was it ever created, and for what purpose ? I have this feeling that no one can understand the question I am seeking the answer of. It is a helplessness to live with a question weighing you down.

You may say time comes with answers to all questions, but this question demands a lifetime and no guarantee of a certain answer. To experience what I am talking about is beyond daily and usual. It is bigger and deeper than we can begin to imagine and compared to it I am nothing. Imagine such a grand scheme laid out perfectly, a master plan played out to what end and why in the first place ?

We try with our limited tools and intelligence to figure out what it is all about but we to say the least we haven’t even scratched  the surface. Time and space are just theories and in reality even what I write is just my perception.  The willingness to believe is simply your own decision. The best way to sum up all this is that everything is about choices, at least everything that is about us. The other choices were just made by themselves as the events unfolded.

There is no control of human beings over matters of planets or stars dying and comets passing. We can only hope to control nations and planets at most.

The universe, however is a bigger concept. If we consider the pattern, the universe is ruled by laws which we cannot understand yet and beings whom we have no proof of!

As a poet and as a writer , my theory is the universe has no reason, nothing ever is reasonable. It is all just theories and chains to bind your mind. If anything universe is , it is free.  It is beyond all logic, any definition or perception and in the least universal.

That Lingering Faith

This picture has been originally clicked on an iPhone 5s without any filter. The scene is of a shrine which is located in between two platforms on Ghaziabad Railway Station near New Delhi in India. 
The picture has been clicked by Mayank Mishra 

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Religion In India. 

‘Religion’ or “one’s faith” is a concept which has divided humans more than any other. It began as a tool to unite and come together in understanding the universe through love, faith, hope and all the positive things in the human emotions. There must have been a time when religion became the masthead of everything opposite to it. Right now it is just heading towards a Big Bang and it has got us all hooked on.

In my country India, everything is hyped and so is religion. There is always a lot of fuss over religion, especially the feud between the Hindu and the Muslim communities. In past my motherland had to go through the pain of seeing her children’s blood shed by her children. Riots, discontent, intolerance, violence and other ideas like revenge and retribution are in total disagreement with any religious philosophy out there. Buddha,Christ or The Prophet they all would certainly disagree today with the ideology our Religion Officers are spreading. There are politicians out here who call themselves Yogi but talk about mass massacres, revenge and retribution.

Whole political battles are fought behind this shield, guess who gets sacrificed, the common people. While politicians carve out their sly campaigns around our religions borders, we brutally slaughter each other in our minds. We burn on the hate fuel supplied to us and cause collateral damage. At the end we lose a brother from another mother and end up filling the pockets of brokers who would not shy away from selling emotion and faith.

I recall someone telling me that everthing is  a commodity, what is not now will soon be in the future. He went on to tell that every commodity is pricable and thus taxable. To sum up, understand this: you are being played by your emotions. Listen to yourself, look at yourself, watch yourself and you will know the truth.

Though I may have begun to sound a bit political in the middle of the article but my intention is to only search for the truth and comment on human behaviour.

 

– Mayank Mishra

Memoirs of my Psychedelic Experiences.

There is no thing as God, and of this I was certain. Everything in the nature attracts me deeply and I am only humbled by it, so I consider it our companion, either we may outlive it or it will outlive us. It is a long and deep vision which will reveal you to the universe and its cogs. There are two distinct ways to go about everything: either you control things, which needs immaculate genius of mind and body which I will come back to later, or you can be a cog in the machine and play your game while your batteries last. The latter being the majority and the former minority. Yes, I believe that coincidences happen and they are the glitches in this vast machine of nature, but it is not surprising to see how this system accepts the glitches: and uses it in a rather subtle way to defeat us. The only useful outcome of my first attempt of analysing nature was a single thought, nature is all about changes, occurring at different paces. I personally have realised that if you go against nature, you lose everything it had in offer for you.       It takes care of the smallest things like breaking of a twig to the largest ones like breaking away of tectonic plates. From the sun rays melting dew drops,on grass blades to the tremendous fire blast of volcanoes. From a little baby to a wrinkly old. From a particle of dust to the infinite galaxies. Our ancestors were right in worshipping nature and its elements and they lived by its laws, but they did have malice in their hearts which only grew with their generations and love for nature faded away, buried under concrete. Now it befalls upon us to send a better message to the next generation which is born in a dooming world. 

   I am no environmentalist or naturalist. I just study nature like an observer watching a play from afar. It teaches me and I try to learn. I connect with the universe in a different way. Now coming back to part where I left off, I must specify again the majority comprises those who submit to nature and trust in it to give them a fair treatment and they make no efforts to change things but just go with the flow. The minority on the other hand is made of those who introduce their own changes or plans in the universe and ride on nature’s back. Man has always strived to be the minority, the chosen few. Every individual wants to belong to the elite class sitting on the highest point. Nobody wants to be in the majority yet like the subtlest trick we find the maximum in it. It is clear that what we ‘want ‘ happens rarely. In the short term we may get what we ‘want’ but ultimately we have to surrender because its what the universe ‘wants’. We were designed to grow like we have, its called evolution. We are the transition in this game from past to future, with our present moment we may either make a change or pass by unnoticed. We are in it whether we choose or not, caught up in the cycle forever until there comes along a change big enough.