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Let Consciousness Be Your Driving Force

October 13, 2019

nithyānandeśvara samārambhām nithyānandeśvari madhyamām | asmat āchārya paryantām vande guru paramparām || I welcome all the devotees, disciples, samajis,
satsangis, SriMahants, Mahants, Thanedars, Kotharis, visitors, viewers sitting
with us through Nithyananda TV, Sandhana TV, Arra TV and two-way video conferencing
having Nayana Deeksha. Cities sitting with us in two-way video-conferencing
having Nayana Deeksha: Woodlands- North Houston, Trinadad, Hyderabad-Gupta
Kashi, Oklahoma, Indrani- new Jersey, China, Singapore-Singapuram, Ohio
Temple, Vancouver-Bhuvaneshwar, Houston- Texas, Warrington-UK, Dubai-Vaidyanatham,
Hosur, North Austin-Texas, Bangalore North, Rajapalayam, Charlotte-Srisailam, Madurai,
Hyderabad Adhenam, Seattle-Chidambaram, Los Angeles, New York, Melbourne, Toronto,
San Jose, Doncaster, London, Oman, Pondicherry, Chennai, and lot more cities
are joining. I welcome all of you with My love and blessings. I will continue to expand on the 8th verse
of the Īśāvāsya Upaniṣad. Please recite along with me kavir manīṣī paribhūḥ svayambhūr yathātathyato-arthān apāpa-viddham | vyadadhāc-chāśvatībhyaḥ samābhyaḥ
|| 8 || Listen. First I wanted to explain this one Truth. Listen,
first I wanted to explain this one Truth to all of you. Please internalize.
Internalize this one Truth. Listen carefully. How you function, how you perceive, what you
did, you are doing, you are going to do, how you thought, thinking, going to think,
everything is dependant on one axis, that is your concept about you. Please listen.
What you think as you, if you just look inside, what you think of you – a bunch of
worries, or a bunch of failures, or a bunch of failures and successes put together, or
a kind of a confusion. What is that you Listen. What you perceive as you, that decides
whether you are going to perceive the world as good or bad, right or
wrong. Once I asked My Guru, My Gurumātā Vibhūtānanda
Puri, I asked her, ‘Why such hard tapas is required? Why so much of tapas
is required – means so much of austerity, facing difficulties, why all this
is required?” She laughed and said, “When you go through
the tapas, the kind of understanding you will develop about you, even small things
that come from society, you will feel that is a blessing. A small comfort from the
world, you will feel that is a great So to set a standard of what you feel as you
or what you are qualified from the world, so that forever you live in contentment. Mahādeva
describes contentment as one of the important Yama. Understand, Patañjali
missed it. When he described Yama, he missed that; he put that in Niyama. Mahādeva
puts that in Yama itself. And soon you can expect Me redefining Yama, Niyama, everything
as per Mahādeva’s direct instruction
in Kāmikā Āgama. See the contentment, I
tell you, from my experience – the tapas (austerity) sets a standard about
you in such a way that forever you are contented, you are content. Anything comes
in your life you say, “oh, I was like that, [Have The Right Idea About You] I am giving you this one example. Listen.
You need to understand this. It is one benefit of tapas I explained. But having a
right idea, developing the right idea, about you is very important, because it is based
on that idea you are going to function. Please understand, if you think you are body,
you will be spending your whole Life in making everything for your body comfortable,
the sensory pleasures. If you think you are mind, you will make everything needed
for mental pleasure. What is mental pleasure? Somebody praise you, awards, rewards;
you being recognized as one of the greatest persons in your field. These
are the mental pleasures. Nobel Prize. These are all the mental pleasures. When you
think mental pleasure, your mind, mental pleasures are more important, you won’t
bother about your body, mental pleasure becomes the first priority. You will
do everything. If you think body is you, you won’t care
about what others say, name and fame, this and that. You will do everything just for
the sake of the pleasure of your body. Please understand, if somehow, you start feeling
– you are the Consciousness, then whatever you do for you and for others
and to the world, everything is Enlightenment, Living Enlightenment. When you feel you are Consciousness, whatever
you do to you is tapas, even if you apply sandal paste on your body and take bath
in the bādām milk (almond milk) and drink somarasa (heavenly nectarine drink)
and lie down on the best available comforts and luxuries of the heaven, you are
doing tapas. The moment you know –You Are Consciousness –whatever you do
to your body is tapas, whatever you do to others is service; even if you are beating
somebody. Please understand, I am not encouraging beating. But Mahādeva has liberated
many people by beating. And there are many Nayanmārs, Śiva Yogis, who
killed people, who cut the trunk of the elephant, who cut the tongue of people who
abused Śiva and Śaivism. I cannot hide the history, whether I want or not, I have
to tell the truth. They have done all this. But, they are revered, respected, worshipped, and
surely, they have reached the space of Śivoham and they are One with Mahādeva.
How, how can that be? [Willingness Is the Only Qualification] Understand, the concept you have about you
is the context you have for your Life. Concept you have about you is the context
you have for Life. The concept you have about you is the context you have for
Life. Listen. The concept you have about you is the context you set for Life. Good news is, what you think about you can
be diagnosed immediately, you can find it out immediately. The great news is, it
can be changed just by your will. Willingness is ALL you need. In Āgamas, Mahādeva describes
willingness as the only qualification for all initiations – Samaya,
Viśeṣa, Nirvāṇa Dīkśas and Ācārya abhiśekam, for everything He describes only
willingness. And first time ever, first time ever, as per Māhadeva’s instruction,
the initiation, two initiation, Samaya and Viśeṣa Dīkśas are going to be given to
all participants of Varanasi Inner Awakening. Understand. First time the initiation is going
to be as per His instruction, recorded, followed instruction. Of course, whatever
I am doing and I did also is His instruction, but instruction revealed only to Me, but now,
we are going to do as per the instructions revealed to one and all. Because
instructions revealed only to Me and revealed to one and all, both matches, completely
both matches. Context is same, it is only instruction revealed to me as whatever
kamaṇḍalu (sacred water pot) is available. Instruction revealed to all was
– have a copper kamaṇḍalu, that’s all. Those kind of things only. So now we are capable
of procuring everything as per instruction revealed to all. So we will have
the initiations as per instructions revealed Listen. The concept you have about you, look
in, if you are not clear about the concept you carry about you, be very clear,
you are carrying confusion as you. You don’t have to doubt about that. The moment
you have a doubt about the doubt you are carrying confusion as you. Then whatever
you do to you, you do to others, you do to the world, everything is utter confusion.
People around you are in chaos and confusion, don’t know what you are, what
you mean, what you want, how to be with you, how you will be with them. No! Chaos!
Utter confusion. Utter confusion. The concept you carry about you can be changed
just by simple willingness. Nothing else required. Your decision, with that willingness,
listen. Upanishads are introducing you to ‘you.’
Upanishads are declaring here who you are. Listen. Pure Consciousness is all-pervasive,
beyond coming and going. That is you. That is YOU. Don’t think somebody else. Don’t say after
I realize that, I’ll become that. You are playing with the mud, you come and sit in
the center of the house, your mother tells, “Hey, what happened to your skin? Everywhere
it is all mud?” If you say, “Oh, once I realize I am the skin, I am the body then
I’ll understand, till then I am only the mud.” If you talk like that you are stupid. Same
way, if you say, “When I realize I am Consciousness, then I am Consciousness, till
then I am only body and mind.” You are stupid. Whether you realize or not – mud
is a mud is a mud. Body is the body is Knife is going to hurt your body, not the
mud. Life is going to touch your Consciousness,
not your body and mind. Listen. Upaniṣads are talking to You! It’s
introducing you to ‘you.’ Decide from now, “All my thinking, action, planning about
me, life, everything is from this one Truth I am Pure Consciousness, which is all pervasive,
beyond the coming and going.” First thing will happen is your death fear
will collapse. Absolute radiant and self effulgent, your fear and anxiety about your
ignorance will collapse. Listen, this fear of anxiety means fear you
will be caught in fear in future at some point. And, anxiety about your ignorance.
Listen, I am using different words: fear of anxiety, anxiety of your ignorance. Fear of your anxiety means: feeling, “some
day I will be caught in the fear, I don’t know how I will handle myself. I may go mad.
I will lose my mind,” as if you have one And, anxiety of ignorance, “oh, I am so
ignorant. I don’t know what I do in my life. I don’t know what I will be able to do,”
the anxiety about your ignorance, both will collapse the moment you accept your introduction
which is done to you by Tremendous strength in your perception, strength
in your cognition, strength in your thinking! Listen. Strength in your perception.
Strength in your cognition. Strength in your thinking. Strength in your thinking is
the basic need of Life. Yesterday I made a statement – whether you
are Gṛihasta, Brahmacāri, Sannyāsi, Kothari, Mahant, all that is not defining
your spiritual growth, only the most subtlest concept of Consciousness you can grasp defines
your spiritual growth. Immediately many hypocritical fellows on facebook are
uploading, “Thank You Swamiji for I tell you, but, don’t ever think without
becoming any one of this – Brahmacāri or Sannyāsi, or Kothari or Mahant, you will
be able to catch the most subtlest of concept of Consciousness. I am not fooling people
here, people are not fooling me here by becoming Brahmacāris, Sannyāsis, Kotharis
or Mahants. If you do it, by becoming anyone of this – Brahmacāri or Sannyāsi,
or Kothari or Mahant – I will do it for you, or you do it on your own, understand. In course
of time you will realize, “we should have taken Swamiji’s help, it would have been
much better.” The difference between Me doing it for you and you doing it on your
own; if you want to see the difference, please come and see My Gurukul kids. I have
powerful, official witnesses, evidences. One day you will realize, “it would have
been much better if we had outsourced it to I am not costly economically, but I am costly
consciously, because I am the luxury in the field of Consciousness, understand. I
am the luxury in the field of Consciousness. I am not luxurious. I am a luxury for others,
in the field of consciousness, understand. The concept you carry about you is the driving
force for your Life. That decides when you wake up, why you wake up, how you wake
up, when you think, what you think, how you think, why you think what you are
thinking. Why you behave the way you behave, why you react the way you react, why
you respond the way you respond, why you move the way you move. Why you are
who you are! Why you are who you are. That is why I am insisting on pure conscious
cognition about You! Today’s Vākyārtha Sadas, I wanted everyone
to internalize this one truth: what are we feeling about us, and how can we catch
the Truth about ‘us’ as introduced by Upaniṣads. Pure Consciousness is all pervasive,
beyond the coming and going, Absolute radiant and Self-effulgent. How can
we realize that? Yesterday’s Vākyārtha Sadas, still I have
not got a single explanation by anybody which everyone appreciates as at least one
group of disciples appreciate as the best understanding about the Consciousness, so
still I have not decided who is going to receive the turban, so let’s continue today
also, maybe by the end of the day we will realize who will receive the turban. The head
which grasps – It is Pure Consciousness and All-pervasive, beyond the
coming and going, Absolute radiant and self effulgent – is worthy of turban.
Let’s see who is going to receive. So today’s Vākyārtha Sadas is all about
what is the concept we carry about us, and how can we understand about us the way Upanishads
introduced us to ‘us’, in this First things first, that is why Īsāvāsya
Upaniṣad insists on right understanding about I bless you all. Let you all radiate with
integrity, authenticity, responsibility, enriching, causing Living Advaita, the Eternal Bliss,
Nithyananda. Thank you. Be Blissful.


  • Reply GTR April 3, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Thank you for these videos appreciate the effort

  • Reply Vaidy Bala August 4, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Dear Swamiji: Re: Consciousness is your driving force.  I wish to say when the body and mind are quite by themselves, one experiences Pure Consciousness as supreme bliss. I say this from my personal experience. thanks for reading.

  • Reply Thiago Rosa February 20, 2016 at 10:09 pm


  • Reply Jordana Luggi February 26, 2016 at 7:28 am

    At Nithyanandoham 1008, Swamiji told us we have two parts of us: the known and unknown. The known is only 2% at most, the unknown is 98% at least. He has awakened the unknown in us. The cognitive shifts I experienced at Nithyanandoham, in Swamiji's presence, is literally unimaginable. So excited to see what life brings as this energy matures!

  • Reply brigitte auzero March 23, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Changing the concept we have about us by willingness – simple willingness.
    " You are Consciousness "Guru reminds us.
    Thank you

  • Reply Jaya G March 31, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    The context we have as 'me" is the context we have for the outer world.
    Nailed it

  • Reply Alma Perez April 22, 2016 at 3:35 am

    Great Video thank you!

  • Reply Renate Dorner April 29, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Swamiji emphasizes we are all consciousness, and the ups and downs we experienced on a daily basis are just a game which got out of hand and we need to become aware of our divine nature.

  • Reply lavkittu14 June 29, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    What you think of you, you perceive decides your life…..

  • Reply lavkittu14 June 30, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Amazing video..Thank u swami for greatest truths…

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