Traveling is very much connected to a mind, which is extremely meditative. Nature acts as a magnet and attracts one who is awakened.
The reason that nature attracts an awakened being is that they have same amount of emptiness and creativity inside them.
In fact travelling is a meditation for me too since it opens channels of my creativity. I feel utter freedom when sitting on the mountains while talking to them.
On my last trip of India, I was fortunate enough to trek on the sacred mountains of Himalayas. While sitting on top of mountains, I could feel the breath of those mountains.
I could actually feel that those mountains and trees have lot of creativity inside them. I felt for a moment that human has lost creativity inside him due to miserable and dull capitalistic societies.
I realized everything from mountains to trees except civilized human could feel the bliss present in life. We have simple lost an art to enjoy our birthright, which is silence. Most of us are even scared of solitude and always keep trying to find companions and friends to be alive.
We need to realize that we could never be in solitude. We always have sacred breath accompanying us all the time.
Until we are aware of our own breath, we could never feel the bliss associated with life. We cannot simply find the infinite amount of creativity present within our silence until we feel our breath.
Until one is not creative enough to feel the bliss of silence, one could never celebrate life with others also. There is no way that until one falls in love with his aloneness, one could be cheerful in the company of others.
Celebrating life with others is an act of highly satisfied and creative human being. Most of time, in our modern societies we gather on parties or religious temples, in trying to fulfill our emptiness and dull lives, which we call celebration. But there is no way that we could celebrate the sacred life with others until we celebrate our own silence.
One who can’t celebrate his own silence can never celebrate life with others
I hope that one-day human would realize that one goal of life is to make it a creative act in the modern capitalistic society, which is full of emptiness and dullness.
Meditation is not a separate act which human needs to perform to be in bliss but It is a state of human where life exists in awareness instead of thought.
On my recent travel to Himalayas, I met so many people who were visiting certain spiritual gurus to learn an art of meditation. I learnt from those people that different spiritual gurus preach different kind of meditations. But I really feel that Meditation can’t have different kinds since it is not act.
It surprised me even more when I realized that Most of those people wanted to learn meditation since they had a goal of enlightenment in mind.
I wonder if Enlightenment is a goal, which needs any extra skill of meditation?
For sure Enlightenment is not a goal but a realization that it is possible for human to live Human life without having any thought in mind, which in fact is a state of meditation.
Meditation is about living in the present moment completely. Any act from dance, singing, writing could lead to meditation if one is fully absorbed in that particular act.
Meditation is an ecstatic state of human life where no thought exists.
Even listening to the silence of trees could lead to meditation if one is completely aware in that moment. In fact any act, which could lead to silence of mind, leads to meditation and any of such act is sacred.
It is simply not possible for any spiritual guru or religion to teach meditation that is already part of us. In fact nobody other than ourselves are capable to live in the state of meditation and enlighten us.
One has to learn the mechanism of mind to learn something as subtle as meditation. Until one is not willing to learn the thought process, there is no way that one could realize that life could exist without thought also.
Asking a spiritual guru to teach meditation is just like giving control of your mind to somebody else. But the reality is that nobody other than yourself could control your mind.
Meditation is surely not a conscious effort but instead an unconscious effort of beinrg thoughtlessness when fully absorbed in the moment.
I hope one day human would realize that Himalayas or any spiritual guru can’t help to learn Meditation but it is observation of our own thoughts which could teach us meditation.
I can’t wait to see our planet full of enlightened beings totally absorbed in the present moment. Whenever it happens, surely it would be an amazing world full of peace and love.
It’s been more than a year ago when I started feeling some mystical phenomena’s inside my body. It’s been more than a year since I quit job to find if there was something more to my robotic life.
In my hope to find the meaning of life to some deeper extent, I started travelling. Since I was born in India and India is considered land of mystics, I went to India to understand something as mystical as life.
While travelling in India, I met so many monks and sadhus. I was surprised that those monks have quit worldly pleasures in search of something mystical.
It was even more surprising to me when I came to know that those monks were forcing to be celibate in hope to get enlightenment.
I already realized that celibacy could never be forced. I realized that celibacy is not about having no sex but celibacy is all about overcoming desire of sex.
One who is filled with love is a celibate in my eyes. It does not matter if such person indulges in sexual activities or not.
One of the reasons I got spiritually awakened was since I never repressed any act in my life. Awakening is a pure result of freedom. No one in this universe could become aware of spiritual awakening by repressing natural act like sex.
After unlocking my own inborn wisdom, I realized that one who has overcome the desire of sex is only capable to perform sex out of love. One who performs sex out of love is really a celibate in my eyes
Celibacy is not about repression but freedom
I wanted to tell those monks that enlightenment is not a result of celibacy but celibacy could be a result of enlightenment. I wanted to explain them that the true definition of celibacy but I felt hopeless in unconditioning human mind.
Even though I never judge human since I love human imperfection so much, but somewhere in my heart I felt pity for those monks who were forcing to be celibate to attain something mystical in life.
I hope one-day humanity would understand the true meaning behind the teachings of enlightened people like Buddha.
I hope one-day humanity would understand that Buddha was pointing towards love but not misery. Surely one-day humanity would understand that Buddha was pointing towards freedom not repression.
On my trip to India, One day in McLeod Ganj, my friend told me about a party at Shiva Café. Since I never miss any opportunity to celebrate life, I went to Shiva Café for this dance party.
One really has to walk up the mountain to go to Shiva Café. After going all the way up to the mountain, finally I went to the café where people were celebrating life like free souls.
I would say I had time of my life dancing with some real hippie people that night. One German guy told me about Boom festival in Europe in the party.
Since I always follow omens in life, next month I went to Portugal for boom festival. This was first time for me to go in such a multi cultural festival like Boom.
There were almost more than 30000 people who came to Boom from all around the world. I was surprised to see some people walking fully naked in the festival. I never saw such human freedom in civilization before.
Since one aspect of my personality is philosophy. So philosophy goes with me where ever I go. Every day I would sit by myself and would observe different human beings who came to boom from all over the world.
I could feel a total change in human behavior in boom festival. For the first time I realized how much creativeness, freedom could bring in human.
I realized that basic nature of human is to be wild. Only in utter wilderness, human could reach topmost level of creativeness lying within human awareness.
I felt that one reason of misery in civilization is lack of freedom. When human is not free, there is no way human could be creative. Unless human is creative, there is no way human could touch the eternal feeling like love. Unless human could touch Love, there is no way he could get rid of misery.
I felt that in civilization, human has lost its capability to live in awareness. Since Human has lost capability to live in awareness, Human has lost capability to be creative. There is no way, Human could come out of misery until human is creative since creativeness gives birth to love.
Freedom gives birth to Creativity which in turn gives birth to Love
Back in India, I met so many people who went there to find meaning of life. For a moment, I felt pity for those people. I felt that meaning of life lies in creativity which lies in human awareness. Only Human creation could define the meaning of life.
One thing I learnt from boom is that since we cannot go back to totally being uncivilized, but we can create environment like boom permanently in civilization itself where human could be free.
We could create environment where the whole idea would be to share unconditionally. We could create a world where one would just share wisdom, wealth and everything else with other human beings.
We really could create a world where each human would be totally free. I am pretty sure that each human would be an artist with his own creativity in such world. I am pretty sure that such world would be full of love. Misery would never come close to human in such world.
I never plan when I travel.I would say I never plan anything in life.If I plan something by chance,I would never do that.
With no planning in my mind,I started a trip to india back in february.Couple of Strangers on the way to India told me that Rishikesh is pretty kool place to start travelling.So keeping this in mind,I started travelling in India from Rishikesh.
One thing I always felt that love is unconditional.I really wanted to experience some moments of uncondtional love on my travel.I was following all omens to find a moment of uncondtinal love.
In Rishikesh I became very good friend with one old dutch couple.They were my neighbours on beautiful Hotel on River Ganga. Coincidently the indian name of old dutch lady was also Ganga.This dutch couple was in Rishikesh to meet some spirtual master.Me being very spiritual,I would have conversation on spiritulity with Dutch couple every evening.
Rishikesh is such a lively place that you really never realize how quickly time goes by.All of sudden,It was two weeks for me to be in Rishikesh.I decided to leave the city and go to south India.I told Dutch couple that I was leaving next day.
Next morning,somebody knocked my door at around 7 am in the morning.I just woke up and opened the door.I saw Dutch old lady infront of my half opened eyes.Since I was leaving that day,she asked me to give her a hug.In my half asleep,I gave her a tight hug.
Suddenly After she left I started crying like a baby.I kept on crying for almost 15 minutes.I just realized that no human had ever offered me such unconditional love.I felt that the moment I hugged her was so full of love that It lived forever.
Depth of innocence in eyes of one in love reveals that love has to be unconditional
I realized that only moment of love is real,Everything else is just an illusion.I realized that moment of love is not a dream but it is the only reality.
Its almost a year since I hugged the old dutch lady and cried like a baby.Its been a year that one moment of love taught me that love is always uncondtional.If there is any condition exists in love,then it is just an illusion of love.
It’s been a year since I started my travel Journey. One reason that I decided travel was to know if life really has to offer something more than money.
I really had an intuition that life has something more to offer than my mechanical lifestyle. In my hope to find something more I started my travel with a road trip across USA.
During my first few weeks of travel, I started realizing that how much I was disconnected from nature. While driving in dawn and dusk, I started finding touching beauty of my soul.
I started feeling and that dawn and dusk represents my soul. I felt for moments that one purpose of life could be to feel dawn and dusk.
On the way to my road trip I went across beautiful mountains, deserts and greenery. While crossing those mountains, deserts, I started feeling my own silence. I felt that how much mountains and deserts are connected to my own silence.
For the first time I felt that only in extreme silence of mind, one could feel the love which mountains, trees and deserts offer. I really felt as if nobody loved me until I felt those beautiful mountains in my extreme silence.
Only in extreme silence of mind,One could feel love which nature offers.
I always thought that I had to go to party or go for clubbing to celebrate life. But it was first moment of my life when I realized that celebrations lie in extreme silence of mind. I realized that one who has started to celebrate nothingness in extreme silence has found the true meaning of celebration.
While driving across nature, I could not believe that life could be so complete and satisfying. I could not believe that even nature sings and voice of nature is most melodic.
Until I reached California, I really found the reason of my travel. I really found that I was missing love in my life. I really found that I was missing an art to listen to the songs of mountains.
Only my first few weeks of travel gave me a reason to keep travelling more. Only in first few weeks of my travel I realized that whole purpose of life is to celebrate.
Today it’s been a year since I started travelling the world. I feel so blessed that I found lost part of my personality. I feel so blessed that I started feeling infinite love which is condensed in my heart.
Before I started world travel back in January, my brother told me to visit Rishikesh, India. He told me to visit Rishikesh since he thought that me being very spiritual, I would really love to be there.
Taking his words of wisdom, I started my trip from Rishikesh.As soon I entered holy city of Rishikesh, I felt very much vibrant. I felt that this city was full of positive vibrations.
Slowly I started interacting with lot of wonderful people who came from all over the world. One thing I found common in everybody was that they were in search of something mystic, something unknown. Most of them were in search of enlightenment.
Somehow the fact that people came to Rishikesh for enlightenment put me in the state of shock to some extent. I was surprised that people desire of something which is completely unknown to them.
I wish I could explain all those wonderful people that Enlightenment is not a desire or a goal to attain, but it is a state of human awareness. I wish I could explain them that they are already enlightened.
The misery with Human is that he is unaware of the fact that human is born enlightened. He has just forgotten this fact.
Enlightenment is not a thing, which someone could get at a particular place, but it is recognition of human’s own state by increasing level of awareness. Enlightenment has nothing to do with reading holy books or following any spiritual gurus or following any religion, but it is all about reading mind.
Only when human reads his own mind, He could shift awareness to highest levels. Only at highest level of awareness one could experience divine consciousness.
Even though I knew that It was ignorance of people who were trying to get enlightened by visiting Rishikesh,I still respected them for the fact that at least they were desiring for something eternal rather than mundane.
But I am really hopeful that all those wonderful people who were seeking enlightenment would realize that desire of enlightenment is the biggest obstacle to enlightenment. I hope that they would understand that nobody except their own self is capable to enlighten them in the entire universe.