Sunday, September 5, 2010

Practicing Conflict Free Life

Practicing Conflict Free Life: Nithyananda’s Morning Message – 2010, August 29

I welcome you all with my love and respects.
Today’s subject is practicing conflict-free life.

I want to share a technique with the whole world because many important things I shared with you all yesterday did not reach the whole world. I want to share at least the essence. Whatever process you are going through, the essence of all those is being sent to all the e-satsang centers. But the whole world will be benefited with this technique.
Conflict is as long as there is something other than you.
Conflict has no life. Life has no conflict.
As long as you think there is something other than you that exists, the fear or conflict continues to be alive in your system. All you need is tuning your system, tuning your body-mind to understand that nothing other than you exists. There is nothing other like you that exists or nothing exists other than you.
It is a very powerful process in Hatha Yoga called ajapa japa – chanting beyond chanting. Chanting is not exactly the translation – it is more like flowing without flowing.
Constantly knowingly or unknowingly, consciously or unconsciously, your being goes on chanting this hamsa mantra – when you inhale the tone ‘ham’ and when you exhale ‘sam’.

When we verbalize even this ‘ham’ and ‘sam’ gets shape. If you don’t verbalize and just observe, the subtle version of ‘ham’ and ‘sam’ goes on happening.

Physically if you see, you have a defined body. If you close your eyes and visualize yourself, you see and undefined version of you, it is a kind of line drawing, line sketch, caricature.In the same way when you sit and listen to this ajapa japa – if you observe what happens, you will see the line drawing or caricature version of this hamsa mantra will be happening.

Please do not add that ‘ham’ or ‘sam’ sound with will. When you add with will it becomes japa – chanting.
I am telling you to sit and try to find out the mantra. In the beginning will be the dull version or undefined version of ‘ham’ and ‘sam’. Slowly either ‘ham’ or ‘sam’ will disappear.
‘Ham’ means the idea ‘me’, ’I’.
‘Sam’ means the whole- cosmos, God- anything beyond you.

When the strong defining difference between this ‘ham’ and ‘sam’ disappears, you become Paramahamsa.
As long as this ‘ham’ and ‘sam’ happen in you, you are hamsa. When the gap between the sound difference disappears, merges into one, you and he merge into one , I and you merges, you become Paramahamsa – beyond hamsa. Anybody beyond hamsa is Paramahamsa.

It is a very powerful technique for practicing conflict-free life. It is a very powerful way of balancing or elevating your internal consciousness beyond conflict. The teaching I was sharing yesterday – life has no conflict. Conflict has no life. It will become reality in you when the hamsa mantra realization happens.

Any mantra goes on inside adds its smell, its vibration to your breathing. When you sit with hamsa, first thing the verbalization settles down. Only physiological movements happen, physiological conflict happens. When you sit with that also, even the physiological conflict disappears.As of now you are not even having pure ham and sam. All the garbage going on in the head will be happening.

When I ask you to sit with hamsa mantra, the psychological mutation will happen. When you are having only the ham and sam, the psychological mutation happens.

Second step – when you continue to be with just ham and sam, the purified ham and sam will start getting settled with itself. So the difference between ham and sam starts melting down. The physiological mutation happens.
When the psychological and physiological mutation happens, it is conflict-free life – living enlightenment.
So this is the straight process. When you work on this, you can understand how directly this leads to conflict-free life.

I request all of you to practice conflict-free life. Let you all experience conflict-free life. Let you all live and radiate eternal bliss, nithyananda. Thank you.

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Discourse delivered at Bidadi on July 10, 2010 (Part 2 of 2)

Nothing can be added to you. How much ever you grab, grab, grab things or people, places or objects you will not be living with it. This is an important truth, please understand when you are established in Ahimsa, even if your body is taken away from you, even if you are killed, what all you think as joy which you want to experience through the body, you will be able to experience even without that body. Understand, whatever you think as joy that you want to experience through the body, you will be able to enjoy without the body, even if your body is taken away.

If you are established in compassion, even if your body is taken away you will be able to experience whatever you want without that body, but if you are established in vengeance, even if you have the body you will not be able to experience what you want.

If you want to experience some sense pleasures even if they are there, even if you are eating you will be thinking something else, you will not be enjoying. Even if you are listening you will
be thinking something else, you will not be enjoying. Even if you are seeing you will be planning for something else you will not be enjoying, I have seen people going to the vacation places, going to the hill resorts, such a beautiful seen, they will not be enjoying the scene. They will be planning how to own a cottage here, how to own a house here, how to own a farmhouse here. They cannot enjoy anything unless it belongs to them legally. By that time it belongs to them legally, they are running behind the carpenter, plumber or electrician to take care of that house. 

Person who is established in vengeance, even if you are sitting with a person whom you always wanted to spend time, or even if you are in a place which you always wanted to enjoy, you will not be enjoying, something else will be going on. 

A person established in compassion, Ahimsa – nonviolence even if the body is taken away from you, you would be enjoying whatever you want.

I will tell you my experience, one night I was just lying down in the prison, when I was in Judicial custody, Now I know all the technical terms police custody, judicial custody, almost all the numbers, IPC code numbers!

When I was resting, body was resting, consciousness was in such a beautiful Samadhi.  Suddenly, saw very clearly body is in Samadhi and the consciousness is attending whatever need to be attended. Like somewhere somebody is praying or asking or meditating, then I saw very clearly from this body, through this body kind of a ray, light energy going and attending. It’s a mystical experience, I am just sharing, whoever feels connected to me can understand or try to understand, If you feel …don’t bother, he is telling something just forget about it. I am just describing as it happened, as I perceived.

I saw very clearly that through this body a kind of light energy attending that prayer. Here somebody is calling, somebody is praying, something is going on, it’s almost like a 911 call centre In US how the calls are coming in continuously and being answered - kind of an automatic mechanism, in so many places prayers, meditation and so many coming and automatically getting responded.

When I was experiencing that part, I did not remember this body, this bio memory. When I am remembering this bio memory I am not able to remember that part, that automatic response mechanism. The cosmic response constantly happening, I was not able to remember that part when I remember this bio memory, this body, this idea. When I was able to remember this, I was not able to remember that, when I was able to remember that, I was not able to remember this. It was almost like a binary 010101, one moment that experience and one moment this experience, it’s jumping. For 1 second, I felt I should download that experience into this bio memory, and understand the meaning of that experience so that I can share with everybody. I wanted to translate the cosmic experience into this bio memory, so that any experience when translated into this biomemory, it can be transmitted through words or touch or initiation to other persons. Thats why when that initiation or healing touch is given, the ideas stored in this bio memory can be shared, so I just felt I should download that experience to this bio memory at least 1 second, I should translate that into this.

Anyhow I tried just a kshana , a second, please understand Kshana is not a second, Kshana is the gap between one thought and other thought. For a Kshana I downloaded that experience into this bio memory, so I translated the space in to place, translated the direction into countries. I could see very clearly for a second almost 1000-2000 calls are being attended. 

Somebody is praying in Australia, somebody is praying in Africa, somebody is praying in America, somebody is praying in one corner in India, all those prayers, requests, meditation, everything is being automatically responded by some energy using this bio memory. I was shocked. I saw when I was trying to overlap that experience into this experience. It was almost like overlapping the natural, geographical map in to the political map, the geographical map of the planet earth overlapped on to the political map of earth. So I just overlapped and saw from different countries different, because in that only directions are there are no countries, in cosmos there are no countries. In earth there are countries. I could see. Funny thing is there are some prayer requests happening and energy flowing into the ocean. I said ‘oh God this side ocean who is..’, because only the human mind is capable of connecting with higher consciousness, at least as a rule, there are exceptions, when Masters like Ramana Maharishi interfere, they can liberate even the animals. But as a rule only human minds can elevate themselves to the level of prayer, meditation or connecting with the cosmic consciousness. I was shocked. How come the
response is landing inside the ocean, then I realized there are ships in the ocean, People in
the ships - they are all connecting from different zones.

I was analyzing, the whole experience suddenly I felt ‘Oh God, the only purpose, only thing I enjoy having this body is initiating or sharing this enlightenment experience with people. That is the only purpose of this body that is the only thing I enjoy, having this body’. 

Suddenly realized there is no need for this body because without this body anyway involved, this body is lying in the prison, but the process is happening, I thought the body is not even required. Suddenly I realized I am able to do whatever I cherish or enjoy without even the necessity of this body, I can say that is the ultimate Freedom.

You can just do what do you want and enjoy what you think as joy without the use of this body. That is the ultimate freedom. I really thought ‘Oh God then this body is not really required, after all so many people hating it. Then I realized. No! I clearly saw the answer, ‘No, May be If this body is alive and running and doing this great mission many new people will have a deep vitharka, a trust, because now whoever was getting attended whose calls are getting attended, whose prayers were being attended they all were already established in Vitharka.

Please understand one more thing I wanted to tell you, In that thousands of call may be only 2% of the people know me personally my name or my form. All others were calling different names of the divine. It is not being, they did not use my name, or they did not even know my form, I was shocked then how these are being attended! Then I saw the name or form that you use does not matter, the intensity with which you call is what matters. It’s with intensity with which the calls are made. 

I saw very clearly, some of the important mystical secrets, the experience I want to share with you - I saw very clearly all the requests, the prayers made with intensity, intense trust and vitharka are getting redirected, almost like 911 calls getting redirected.

I was surprised. Then I had another one question, ‘at any given time only few hundred are praying and connecting with the divine? How come?’ Then I saw this bio-memory is a specialist in healing and transmitting the enlightenment experience. Only those calls are diverted to this bio-memory. I saw there are other specialists masters, for example Mahavatar Baba, specialist in longevity, So any calls or prayers connected to those request those concepts are directed to those masters.

It’s almost like a clear, established, automatic, independent, intelligence, responding system. I was really surprised; because it’s a great revelation happened in me, then I realized, this body it is not required, this body is not required, then the realization landed, NO, this body is kept alive for many new people to have the vitharka, deep trust, feeling connected, maybe for that sake this body is kept alive and running.

When you are established in deep compassion and deep love, Ahimsa I tell you, you don’t even need the body to enjoy. If you want to enjoy anything related to taste, whatever you call it as joy of taste, if you are established in Ahimsa, even without this body you will be able to enjoy that is what we call heaven. When a person is established in Ahimsa, in that zone, without the use of any physical body, You will be having that joy. That is why we call it Amrita - Ageless body, timeless mind. Being established in compassion liberates you. The greatest foolishness that a human being can commit is strategy planning to come out of crisis.

Please understand, the greatest foolishness that a human being can commit is strategy planning to come out of crisis. Any strategy planning you make when you are in crisis, you will be putting more and more crisis, because when the crisis happens ordinary mind gets caught in fear and greed, and it’s almost like negotiating with life, you can negotiate with other, giving something and taking something. You cannot negotiate with life, you cannot bargain with life. With life there is no negotiation, only pure surrender.

Understand when the life happens in your life, larger than your life size, if you are shaken, it is crisis, and if you are relaxed it is teaching. See when life interferes in your life larger than life size, meaning you are not able to measure it. In college I have seen the senior used to rag juniors, ‘What department you are in?’ The junior says ‘I am in civil engineering’. ‘Do you know how to do survey?’ ‘Yes I learnt.’ This guy will give a match stick and tell them survey this whole room.

Same way when the life happens in front of you, if you start asking questions ‘Why this to me? What? Why? When? Why? All of these questions when you ask, it’s almost like trying to measure life, like measuring the whole hall with a match stick. You cannot measure the life with your match stick - why, when, what. Your length, breadth, depth is too small to measure life.

When you try to solve the life with the matchstick, you will be creating more and more chaos. When you are established in deep compassion, deep sympathy, you will just see life is appreciated as it is. The life is experienced as it is.

I tell you it’s an important lesson, truth I want to share with you, be established in compassion, Ahimsa, Non Violence. Let this Ahimsa flow in your system. Understand - I am not talking about Ahimsa, Non violence just as a morality, it’s a morality that’s different, But I am talking about Ahimsa as a science, as a science of enlightenment, as a science of life. It helps in many places where nothing else can help you. 

I will give you a simple process to experience this truth. Sit with yourself in a relaxed way. Inside your mind, call the people whom you feel are accused in your life, with whom you cherish hatred and anger, call them one by one. Logically reason, even if I take revenge on him or her, is my life going to be fulfilled? No. Please understand, you always think whenever you are in crisis, when you take revenge on the person who created problem for you, you achieved something. No. That is not your success, even if you take revenge on him, finally, suddenly you feel you are feeling empty, you are not feeling fulfilled. 

Taking revenge on somebody, is not going to be fulfilling you, it’s just going to be the diversion of your life energy, wasting of your life energy. Only after finishing, taking the revenge part suddenly you feel, you will realize you are feeling empty. You don’t feel fulfillment. Remove all the hatred, vengeance. Reason through reason, one more thing people tell me, ‘No No swamiji hatred is an emotion it cannot be removed by an ordinary reasoning.’ No. Any emotion can be nullified when you reason with it 7 times continuously; I am giving you an important clue. 

Any emotion, whether it is anger or lust or hatred or vengeance or any emotion, bring it to your consciousness, inner space and reason with it logically 7 times continuously. By the time you finish the 7th time reasoning face to face with that emotion it will lose its power over you. Bring every person you hate in front of your inner space, reason – ‘why, what is there, taking revenge on that person is not my life, that is not to give me fulfillment.’

Blood cannot wash blood; Violence cannot nullify violence, if we go on taking eye for an eye whole world will become blind.Understand, whole world will become blind. Understand, all of you have experienced some suffering, at least our devotees last few months. Actually when this whole thing happened I did not have any suffering about myself for myself. But I felt such a deep sympathy, compassion; you can say empathy for all the suffering that our devotees are going to go through. Oh God so much of abuse our devotee will go through, by their friends, society, the so called relatives. All these abuse the people will be going through, the devotee will be going through, just for that, only for that, I felt for during this whole episode. I did not feel for anything, just that one feeling ‘Oh God, how much our devotees need to go through, how much of suffering they will be 
Somebody needs to take revenge on me, it’s an easy job, its not that I was completely away from. I was just living a simple innocent life. They could have done so many things, but why torture devotees, disciples? Hundreds of places beating, burning, breaking the ashrams, beating the brahmacharis, pulling the sarees of our sanyasinis, abusing them. How many of our kids - they are not able to go to their college and schools with the mala and bracelet, How many of our devotees have been abused, I was shocked.

It’s practically a religious persecution. I could not imagine so much of vengeance and
violence on such simple innocent people, all they were doing is gathering and meditating in open, in public that too everyone was invited. 

Its all public places, all our ashrams, and many of our ashrams were doing some social service like feeding the poor, feeding the visitor and doing medical camps, meditation program, so many social services, I was shocked - how in an organized way in hundred of places in few hours beating, breaking, destroying and burning.

It’s like Hinduism is a group of traditions, the follower of Shankara are one tradition, follower of Shiva one tradition, followers of Ganesha one tradition, followers of Devi one tradition, followers of Vishnu one tradition, follower of Ramanuja one tradition, followers of Ramakrishna one tradition and same way our followers are one tradition. Even one tradition people are attacked by the people who does not share the same faith is a religious persecution.

It is religious persecution – internal - same way people who do not share our faith or our values, and if they attack us just because of what we believe, it is religious persecution. Anybody is attacked physically or mentally, tortured physically or psychologically for the sake of what he or she believes is religious persecution. I felt deeply sympathetic only for the religious persecution, which our disciples and devotees and sanyasis and sanyasinis went through in this whole episode.

But I was so happy in the whole Sangha, our mission, established in compassion not one person rebutted. Only one request from me ‘Please be silent and compassionate, do not retaliate’. The whole lakhs of devotees and cores of sympathizers, not a single one did anything illegal or anti social. In thousands of places so much of abuse was done to my photograph, burning, beating, breaking, to the ashrams. Not one devotee, not one disciple, not one of our follower even threw a single stone.

I tell you, I am proud of you all, Just for this silence, Just for this silence. I really saw I felt the deep sympathy, ‘Oh God, how much these poor guys go through for no reason’. But the grace with which our whole people handled this situation, the grace with which our people lived the whole thing.

There is a beautiful story I read, a son came to his father for his blessing on 18th birthday. Son came and touched the feet of his father and said ‘Father I completed 18 today’ - it’s his 19th birthday. Of course in India we talk about the age that is running - 19th birthday he came and touched the feet. 

The moment I say the word birthday I remember birthday also became a big problem. They asked me what is your birthday Swamiji? I said - I did not note when I took birth. I neither know to read, see the calendar, know the time, somebody wrote it seems – ‘Nithyananda forged his birthday’. Fortunately I did not have the intelligence and energy to forge the document when I took birth; I said ‘I did not know; only my parents know ask them.’ Whatever they gave in the school that is what was there and later on whatever they felt is right and they said and we started celebrating that, that’s all.

My father gave some birth date in the school. So we were thinking that is the birth date, and, I never had the habit of celebrating the birthday, when the mission started all the devotees wanted to celebrate, then when my mother came to know about it and she said ‘As per the astrology, the date, time, nakshathra and all she said this is not the date and she mentioned January 1st as the date. I said all right, whatever she remembered must be the truth because - I do not remember, only she should be remembering. So whatever she said we started celebrating that’s all. Such a simple thing.

This guy came and touched the feet of the father and said ‘Today I am completing my 18th birthday, bless me’. The father, very graceful person, he said ‘My son last 18 years you added so much of joy to me. From today I liberate you, you don’t need to do anything to satisfy me , you can do whatever you want from today in your life, I give you complete freedom, you decide everything about your life, you don’t need to do anything for me, what a son can add to the father, what I expected from a son - you added more joy to me than I wanted. So from today, I liberate you, do whatever you want from today you have full freedom, I am fulfilled. Whatever I feel, as a fulfillment I should have from a son I had it.’

Please understand, I am telling the same thing to you all.

Whoever handled this whole scandal, without any violence and without being shaken, without dropping from the root, whoever has withstood, survived this whole  sensationalism, I tell you, ‘You have given the ultimate joy I expect from a disciple, you have fulfilled me. I don’t need anything more from you, I liberate you completely.’

Whoever handled this whole thing non violent way - of course all of you have handled whole thing in a non violent way and whoever did not get carried away by sensationalism, whoever withstood the sensationalism, this rumors, this heavy wind. I can describe this only as a cyclone, when a cyclone hits sometime, from a mango tree many flowers will drop, many flowerssmall flowers, the flowers which are really, really, really sticking to the root, to the tree, those become fruits.

I really felt many flowers and even the fruits before ripening hav dropped because of this whole sensationalistic cyclone. But the fruits and flowers that were very strong and connected to the root will become fruit.

Just by standing the whole sensationalism and handling it with deep compassion, love and in non violent way you have given me the ultimate fulfillment, what I expect from a disciple you have given me, nothing more is required, nothing more is required.

Understand - bring every person whom you feel as accused in front of your inner space, reason with them face to face logically and remove the hatred and remove the vengeance. Atmost a normal human being carries 20-25 people that’s all, if you are accruing more than that something seriously wrong. Reason. And remember one more thing, all of you have experienced suffering in your nervous system, when the suffering comes, how you feel so heavy, loaded you know? Why do you want to transmit this to somebody else,why do you want to share the suffering to somebody else? Why do you feel somebody should suffer the same way? No. When suffering happens to you, if you feel it should happen to other also you are a Rakshasha (demon), when suffering happens to you, if you feel ‘No, it should not happen to others’ you are a Deva, you are God. 

Whenever a suffering happens to you, how you respond decides whether you are a Demon or God, whether you are Devi or Devil.

Understand - you would have felt at least once in a while in your life a deep joy, ecstasy and timelessness. Decide to transmit that to others, share that to others not this heavy, intense suffering to others. Call all the accused in your inner space one by one, and reason with them and acquit them with honor. Acquit them with honor.

I tell you- Judge who has the power to judge and judges will only be a judge, May be international court judge. But a judge who has the power to judge and does not judge anybody is God. Understand - Judge who has the power to judge but never judges anybody is GOD. 

Judge who has the power to judge and judges is judge. So call every accused you have in your heart, in your inner space conduct the court session and acquit them with honor, when you acquit everybody and everything without judging suddenly you will see you are cosmic judge, you are God. You are in the energy presence of God.

Please understand when you experience and live the quality of God You will become God.

Do not worry, whenever I give this kind of process or technique to people, people say ‘No, No, No these are impractical, I will do once but tomorrow again the vengeance will come back, I have tried techniques.’ Please understand, Do not bother, do not think it’s one more technique, the moment you think this as a technique you will remember all your past failures about the technique, ‘No, No, No I tried this that this but nothing worked out how is this going to work for me?’

Don’t worry, even for few seconds experience that hatred-less-ness, just for few seconds I tell you, don’t bother about tomorrow, day after tomorrow, Now sit and conduct your court and acquit all the accused with honor in your heart, just for few seconds experience that compassion that Ahimsa, that non violence in your inner space, you will see what I call as Inner freedom.

The tremendous experience of not needing the body, Freedom from hatred is the ultimate freedom. You will realize there is no need for the body, if it is there it is there, if it is not there, it is ok. You will not feel anything is taken away from you, you will not feel anything is taken away from you, you will just know there is something which cannot be taken by anybody, when you have that something which cannot be taken away by anybody, you are free being, you know what I call by the word Freedom.I tell you Freedom is more dependent on the space, so create the ultimate freedom in the space in which you are established. You will experience the true and ultimate freedom.

A simple process - remember, Just sit and decide at least once you will experience a space where you don’t carry a even a secret, more secret plan to take revenge on anybody, just once. Don’t plan I will retain that space for ever, then immediately your mind will say ‘No, No, No, How can you forgive that fellow, how can you leave that guy, if you allow him to leave he will kill you, it’s a question of survival’. Relax. 

I tell you only once try, try to experience the space where you don’t carry any secret plans, to take revenge on anybody, any anger, any vengeance, any hatred. 

Suddenly you will see you will experience such a deep extraordinary freedom, extraordinary freedom which is immeasurable, which is the ultimate freedom, I tell you even when I felt empathy and sympathy for the devotees and disciples there was no suffering in me, If I start suffering I will not be able to help the people who are suffering, I tell you, I only saw all the suffering entering in to my being and disappearing. Suffering is removed from them and removed from me also. It’s not there. 

Please understand, if you are compassionate based on violence you will create only more suffering to others, if you are compassionate based on compassion you will just see even the suffering which others are experiencing when you have sympathy or empathy, it won’t be suffering on you, you will just take it and burn it. It will just disappear it will not be there at all. So the first thing I wanted to share with you from my experience in this whole episode is - be established in compassion that is the best, ultimate strategy for life, in any crisis.

I wanted to tell you - you will never have worse crisis than what I faced in the last 3 month in your life, so don’t worry, even this whole crisis I handled it completely being established in compassion. So do not worry, do not have fear, ‘how will I be able to handle that situation with compassion, this situation with compassion , how will I be able to handle that crisis with compassion, this crisis with compassion’. Don’t bother, Nothing worse can happen to you than what happened to me in these few months. So have the courage, have the strength to sort out anything just being established in compassion. 

Drop even the secret plans you carry in the innermost heart of your being to take revenge on
somebody. I tell you, you will have the right strategy planning, simply happening in your system and right things will happen, things will fall in place, things will happen beautifully and in the best way it can be and it should be.

I will share one one component of enlightenment, one different component of enlightenment through continuous Satsangs. I invite devotees, disciples and everybody to come and enjoy this whole living enlightenment series, this whole process, this is the best time to be around me. 

And now our disciples also know that - you cannot take Swamiji for granted. So use every opportunity as much as possible, be around, imbibe, live and radiate enlightenment. I bless you all to experience the ultimate freedom, live and radiate enlightenment. Let you all live, experience, and radiate the eternal bliss, Nithyananda.

Thank you

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Nithyananda Discourses-FREEDOM - Part 1(11th July 2010)

Discourse delivered at Bidadi on July 11, 2010 (Part 1 of 2)

I welcome you all with my love and respects.
I welcome all the journalists and people from the media and disciples from around the

Freedom…the truth for which almost the whole world gives its life. If you just look inside the human consciousness, the very flow of human consciousness is towards freedom. History of all civilizations, history of all countries - Look inside all the flow, all the expression is always towards freedom. Whatever they think as freedom, they were always putting their energy in that direction.

Even money. Why do you think so much of desire for wealth in the world? Because, with money, you have more choices. You have freedom. You experience a glimpse of freedom with money. You have more choices. May be choice between many sufferings you can pick up! There are many sufferings out of which you can pick up. You can choose your sufferings. Without money you have only one suffering. With money you have many suffering between which you can choose!

Whether it is our running behind money, or political freedom or social freedom whatever you may call it with different names, finally human consciousness constantly expands towards freedom.

If you think political freedom is the ultimate, you start moving towards political freedom. If a society thinks social freedom is the ultimate, they start moving towards social freedom. If you think economical freedom is the ultimate, you start working for economic freedom. Whatever you consider as a freedom, you start working towards it. You start moving towards it. You start traveling towards it.

Some civilizations felt that the political freedom is the ultimate. So they started spending all their energy in that line. Some civilizations started feeling that the spiritual freedom or the inner freedom is the ultimate, so they have started working in that direction.

Let us look deeply inside the very basis of freedom.

The idea from which the experience of freedom is experienced. Or how human beings decide whether political freedom is important or religious freedom is important or spiritual freedom is important or economical freedom is important.

Very beautifully Upanishad says, ‘Ekoham bhahushyaam’. ‘The one which is me let it, let me become many’ See, as long as the super consciousness is one, there is no fear. When the many started happening, the possibility of fear exists. There is another one beautiful Upanishad says, ‘Fear comes out of duality’. One more beautiful Upanishadic statement, ‘The one became many just to enjoy itself.’ So the basis of one becoming many is to enjoy itself. The basic idea with which the one became many is to enjoy itself.

That is why I say the basic thread of this whole creation is compassion. When the one became many, the only commandment it created for itself is ‘let us all co exist blissfully’. ‘Let us all co-exist together.’ That is why I say compassion is the only commandment from God, the cosmic law. Everything else is a man made law. They are laws made in countries. It is an understanding between human beings. But compassion is the cosmic law. When the ‘one’ became ‘many’ with this cosmic thought, ‘Let us all co-exist’, the compassion becomes a base material.

All the civilizations that felt ‘the one became many just to enjoy itself, celebrate itself’, all those civilizations, are compassion based civilizations.

There is another one kind of thought. The existential philosopher from France John Paul Sartre says, ‘the other is hell, the other is enemy.’ The civilizations that formed out of this thinking trend ‘the other is enemy’ they started working more towards political freedom. They thought ‘as long as the other exists I can’t be free; we can’t be free’. So it is more a political freedom. All the civilizations which based their thinking trend with this thought ‘the other is hell, the other is enemy’ have stared working towards political freedom. Warriors have become heroes in their civilizations.

But the civilizations that started with this base, ‘Let the one become many just to enjoy itself’, the compassion based civilizations, they have all started working towards inner freedom, spiritual freedom. There are only two kinds of civilizations - the civilizations that worked for outer freedom and the civilizations that worked for inner freedom.

When you feel the other is hell, you start working towards political freedom. When you feel one became many just to enjoy itself, just to enjoy the existence and celebrate, you start working towards spiritual freedom. The civilizations based on compassion worship the Buddhas.

Civilizations based on violence worship the warriors. Warriors are their heroes. Civilizations where compassion is the base Buddhas are their heroes.

We can see in our civilization, even for political freedom we trusted a saint - Mahatma Gandhi. Even for political freedom, for strategy planning we trusted Mahatma - a person who is established in non-violence, ahimsa. I tell you, in any crisis in any crisis ahimsa, compassion, non-violence, ahimsa is the best strategy.

The best strategy. I am telling from my experience. There is no crisis that cannot be handled by compassion, by ahimsa.

Understand - freedom has more to do with the inner space in which you are established, from where you are making decisions. The point where you receive information from the outer world and process, make decisions. Freedom is more dependent on that space than the place you live. I tell you from my experience. Freedom has nothing to do with the place you live in. It is the space you are established. If you are established in a zone where the information are received and processed, decisions are made with deep friendliness with deep joy, with deep compassion I tell you - you are established in the real freedom. The ultimate freedom that can’t be taken away by anybody, which is just your grace, your even inheritance word is too small word, which is just your expression.

The space from which you make decisions if it is completely lubricated with compassion - please understand compassion was the lubricating material when the cosmos was getting created. When ‘the one wanted to become many it just felt ‘let me enjoy myself’. The only law it created for itself is ‘let us co-exist together’.

Freedom from something is negative part of freedom. Freedom for something is positive part of freedom. Freedom from and for is ultimate freedom. Please understand - freedom from something means freedom from some bondage – freedom from prison, freedom from some conditions, maybe freedom from poverty, freedom from some inability. These are all freedom from, negative part of freedom.

Please understand - negative part of freedom will never give you the fulfillment unless you have the positive part of freedom. Freedom for what? ‘Freedom for’ - Unless you understand the ‘freedom for’, the ‘freedom from’ will not give you fulfillment. You will take it for granted. When you come out of prison may be for a few days you may celebrate that freedom, if you don’t know what for you need freedom. The ‘freedom from’ will be forgotten in few days! None of you are celebrating that you have been free. No! You take your freedom for granted. ‘Freedom from’ is always forgotten, taken for granted when you don’t know the ‘freedom for’.

The ‘freedom for’ adds fulfillment to you. ‘Freedom from’ is negative part of freedom. ‘Freedom for’ is positive part of freedom.

I tell you one step further. The freedom from ‘the from and for’ is ultimate freedom.

When you think ‘what for freedom’- may be to achieve something, to do something. May be you always felt ‘if I don’t have this bondage I will be doing that’. When the ‘freedom for’ is clearly understood, ‘freedom from’ makes meaning in our lives. But ultimately I tell you the ‘freedom from and the freedom for’- when you are free from both, you experience the ultimate true freedom.

The consciousness from which you make decisions, if it is established in compassion, suddenly you experience the freedom that can never be taken away from you. That is what I call enlightenment.

Please understand I saw very clearly, there was one part of me untouched, simply relaxing in utter peace. I wanted all of you to know - Honestly I am telling you, from my heart from my very being, not even once I felt ‘why did all this happen to me?’ Not even once I felt anyway suffered, anyway abused, anyway disrespected. Even though from all corners so much of abuse, so much of disrespect, so much of things were happening. Somehow, the core of the being it was there. Something that can’t be taken away, that is just there.

Understand, one more thing - sitting inside the prison, the enlightenment or compassion or the deep peace is no more a pride. It is a basic utility. Without that you can’t exist. You can’t think it is just a pride. No! It is not a utility for the outer world. Only then you can relax. I tell you get enlightened quickly. It will be really useful. It will really be useful!

Unless you are free from the hatred and vengeance you cannot rest in peace. I did not have any problem. Completely relaxed, settled. Never felt I am getting abused.

Bhakthananda was staying always with me. He will show me the newspaper and say ‘Swamiji this today they have written, they have written this.’

And of course the “Nithyananda” name - The other day I heard, a devotee was reporting to me. She brought an article saying that in the history only twice internet traffic jamming - first Micheal Jackson’s death and second Nithyananda scandal. I was really shocked.

Michael Jackson has to jump and dance and sing and do all sorts of things all over the world and finally he has to die, to jam the internet. And a mere boy hardly 33, from a village, Thiruvannamalai, I did not even do anything. Somebody did something. The traffic jam. I was really shocked. And the article says “Nithyananda” name is the largest searched, googled word.

Anyhow I never felt connected to that name. Never felt connected to any name. That is why I never feel connected to all the titles I have. The ‘self- styled’, ‘controversial’ so many titles. Somewhere titles are added to the name Nithyananda Somewhere the name itself is made into half - ‘nithy’. Anyhow. I did not have any problem because I never felt connected to that name. Never felt connected to any name or any form so did not have any problem.

I really enjoyed that one thing which saved me, which stood with me. People were asking me many questions, the devotees, ‘Why did God not save you?’ So many questions left and right. I tell you, the one thing that really saved me in this whole thing is completely being established in compassion, in that ahimsa. Otherwise it is impossible to sleep, especially in prison.

If you are not established in compassion, you cannot rest. You cannot sleep with so much of abuse happening all around for no reason. So much of vengeance is being expressed, for no reason. So much of poison is vomited for no reason.

I tell you even the inner most core of my heart there were no secret plans to take revenge on anybody. That is the only reason I was completely at ease. ‘Thathata’ - the existence, the happening was so peaceful, so beautiful, completely relaxed, at ease with myself, the acceptance. Not even once in my bio-memory the anger or vengeance, the secret plans to take revenge on somebody, not even once it happened.

I tell you if you want to know the essence of what I am sharing with the world, before the scandal I would have told “Bliss”. Now I am telling you “Compassion”. Freedom from hatred is the ultimate freedom. Freedom from vengeance is the ultimate freedom.

When you are established in compassion, suddenly you will see ‘the other’ is not the enemy. We became many just to celebrate the existence. Even one iota of vengeance, the other will become hell. The other will become enemy. The moment you start feeling ‘the other is hell’ you are constantly going to shrink. Move yourself away, away from the things. Naturally you will be moving yourself away from life. You will be moving towards death.

The basic truth is - ‘Be based in compassion’, you will see the extreme ecstasy, constant joy happening inside your system. Did not have even one moment, any suffering, just because, completely relaxed into the whole inner space.

Freedom from greed is just ‘freedom for’. See when you are free from the ‘freedom for’ you are free from greed. When you free from ‘freedom from’ you are free from fear. Please understand ‘freedom from’ means bondages. When you are free from that, you are free from fears. ‘Freedom for’ means greed, goals. When you are free from that, you are free from greed. When you are free from the hatred or vengeance, suddenly you experience a different dimension of freedom, the ultimate freedom.

I just wanted to share with you some of the important, deep mystical experiences and the lessons I learnt in the 53 days in prison.

(Continued in Part 2)
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