No Separationβ€” No Social distancing β€” Only Love πŸ’•

Today would have been our 45th wedding anniversary.

One year back I wrote a post on this day: Time Heals nothing ( Do read it to know a little more about my beautiful and talented wife). On one hand it looks like it was just yesterday and on the other it looks ages ago! So much has happened …

I have been wondering how would she have reacted to Corona. She was very creative and filled with love. She was very pragmatic too. With God’s grace our son has got the best of both of us – so one can say he is doing what she would have πŸ˜ŠπŸ’• It is such a blessing to have loving children around and three generations to be living together πŸ™ Am so thankful to Gautam and Rashmi for what all they have done in the past 2-3 months.

Oh yes there is No Social distancing between Anita and me. There is no separation. We are as close today or rather closer than we ever were. The physical is such a tiny part of the Whole, of Universal Consciousness β€” LOVE. She lives in my heart – and not only mine; she lives in all the hearts she touched πŸ’–πŸ’–

She is very much around me and in me 😊 Let me share a story:

We have converted our old apartment in Pune, India into a meditation center for Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (SRF) My eldest sister visited us two years back and said that the center was done very beautifully; and if Anita was around everyone would have thought it was her work 😊 Anita was very artistic and had good aesthetic sense. I think she must have worked through me or guided me from whatever dimension she is in now to get it done πŸ˜‚

I am sure she is happy and spreading her love and joy even now, as she did when she was on our plane.

There is no Separation, no Isolation, no Desolation β€” when we have LOVE in our Hearts πŸ’• πŸ’–

United in Fear

Am so happy

To see us all

Standing United!

Families and Friends,

Communities and Nations,

Of the World

At large!

Yes, I am happy

At the same time sad;

That we stand

UNITED in FEAR

And shall soon scatter

And depart!

So sad but true

Just wait and watch;

For we have more Fear

And much less

Faith and Love

In our Hearts!

A day will come

Maybe in times

Distant and far;

When we shall

STAND UNITED

But never again

Scatter and Depart !

For then we

Shall be together,

Once again;

Not in Fear but LOVE,

For One and ALL!

COPYRIGHT Β© Ashokwahi

Why Corona Why

Dear Corona,

Why have you come

Whence have you come

When would you go

Whither would you go

Are there other planets

And dimensions that you roam?

Corona, O mighty Corona

Do tell us all that you know!

O yee humans

I am a tiny little virus

What would I know

That you already don’t!

Yet however small and however little

I am part of the One Big Whole!

I shall do my bit and leave

As others before me have

I know it and accept it

I don’t have grand dreams!

But yee mighty humans

Who are blessed

With such INTELLECT and

CONSCIOUSNESS supreme

Why do you kill?

Oh why, humans, why

do you suppress

And subjugate

Your very own

Is there no end

To your greed?

Like me you too shall leave

You too shall have to go back

Like others before you

But you still don’t learn

And you still don’t see

That you too are a nothing

Just like me!

O humans, wake up

Wake up before you

Are smothered and vanquished

Just like me and the likes of me!

Kill me if you would

But don’t hate me

For: Hate consumes the Hater

And not the one hated.

How many vaccines

Would you make

How many remedies

Would you use

Mightier viruses would come

And shall keep coming too

Till you learn …

Till you learn

To become more humane

Till you learn

To become more kind,

And till you learn

Oh yes, till you learn

To conquer your very own

INNER-SELVES!!

For I am not your enemy

It is within you

And it is your EGO

Which is MIGHTY BIG

And not the tiny me!!

Let go of your Ego

And let go of your Pride

Bow down with Humility

Then you shall learn

That there is no separation

We are all ONE – LOVE

πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

Some related posts :

https://ashokwahi.wordpress.com/2020/01/15/living-in-todays-world-beset-with-turmoil/

https://ashokwahi.wordpress.com/2019/06/18/hate-consumes-the-hater-%f0%9f%94%a5/

https://ashokwahi.wordpress.com/2019/06/01/fear-not-my-heart-%f0%9f%92%94/

https://ashokwahi.wordpress.com/2019/08/08/afraid-to-die/

Copyright Β© Ashok Wahi

Love, Latte and Laughter πŸ’–β˜•οΈπŸ’–

Coffee is surely not my cup of tea β˜•οΈ But it was such fun to meet my beautiful and loving nieces over oneπŸ’–

Even before I had come to Delhi these three nieces of mine had told me that I must meet them. They are married and with grown up children and live in different parts of this big city. We agreed to meet in the city center (Connaught Place) one afternoon. I chose Cha Bar as the meeting place. They have more than 500 varieties of tea and is part of the Oxford Book store, a favourite of mine from yester years. And yes they do serve coffee too πŸ˜Šβ˜•οΈ

It was so much fun to be with them. One of them, Renuka, is called the selfie queen πŸ’•πŸ’ƒπŸ» She took almost 30 pics during an hour or two we were there 😊

There is so much happiness in small pleasures of life. There is so much joy in being with people you love. It is pure bliss to be with people who love you back πŸ˜πŸ’–πŸ˜

Copyright Β© Ashok Wahi

Be a Bliss Billionaire πŸ’•πŸ’•

I would rather be A Bliss Billionaire than a Dollar Millionaire πŸ’•πŸ’•

My grand daughter is very conscious of looking good! And I always tell her happy people always look beautiful 😊😍 😊

It is so very sad to see the bulk of humanity completely lost seeking their happiness and fulfilment in possessions, things money can buy. But it is a mirage😌

Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, had often said : Be a Smile Millionaire 😊 πŸ’•And I have heard so many accounts of how happy and cheerful he always was.

The pic above is Paramahansa Yogananda’s last smile. It was taken just an hour or so before his maha samadhi (A Yogi’s conscious exit from the body)

Any unhappy saint would be a sad saint indeed 😊

All the pleasures associated with material possessions and comforts are transitory. They come and they go. But if we dive deep inside us and touch our souls we shall realise our true blissful nature; and we shall see the futility of chasing and looking for happiness in the transitory and the ephemeral.

If we look at life impersonally, we shall be able to see it as The Reality Show it is; every day a new episode. If life didn’t have its ups and downs, it’s successes and failures; it would hardly be worthwhile. To watch the same show everyday, however well made, would be pointless and monotonous. Do not take this show seriously πŸ˜‡

Whatever your role in the changeable mortal life, never forget that you are immortal, and endowed with eternal joy. Your very nature is bliss.

You need not give up your ambitions and live in negation; on the contrary, let everlasting joy, which is your real nature, help you realize all your noble and worthwhile goals.

Make service your goal rather than money, and you will see the entire cause-effect principle of your life change. Abundance will flow in your life. When we act solely to benefit ourselves, such selfishness limits our consciousness, constricting the opening through which abundance, true prosperity and joy flows into our lives.

Let us all be: Smile Millionaires and Bliss Billionaires πŸ’•πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and its righteousness, and all these things will be added unto thee … Mathew 6.33

Copyright Β© Ashok Wahi 2020

PS: Pics from my recent trip to North America and Istanbul

What is Your Religion??

 I am a Hindu by birth. But if someone asks me what is my religion, I would say:

  • It is KINDNESS
  • It is COMPASSION

And my God is: LOVE

 My God is not sitting in a temple or a church or a mosque or any other place of worship. There is no god sitting on any mount or in any heaven!!

The love in our hearts is God! If we are kind, if we are compassionate; we are godly; we are spiritual!

 There is no God outside of you. There is no God outside of me.

There is no God who can ever be explained or defined! 

Love doesn’t need any language. Love is a feeling and it can only be experienced. Love only needs loving! And God Being Love needs only loving. God too can only be experienced.

 Hindu scriptures describe God as: Satchitananda — Sat Chit Ananda

Sat: Ever Existent

Chit: Ever Conscious

Ananda: Ever new Bliss

 That is my God. That is the God I worship. That is the God I love. And that is the God I see and feel in the places of worship of all faiths and religions. Once we are filled with love we shall always be blissful. 

And ultimately my Father and I are One.  Indian rishis and scriptures had said that too, millenniums ago: I am He. My soul, my love is a vital and inseparable part of the Great Spirit, of Divine Love.

I have made friends and love bloggers from all religions and all countries! (And that is so in my personal non blogging friends too!!) To name just a few: Saba is a Muslim from Pakistan; Jyot is a Sikh – An Indian living in the US; Yeka is a Catholic (believe in a personal God) and lives in Philippines; Huguette lives in Lebanon and doesn’t believe in an orthodox God; Dawn lives in USA and loves Jesus Christ; Betul is from Turkey; Vee is from Canada; Helen (Eilidh) is from England/Belgium, Kamal is from Mumbai and so on ….. I love them all because they are filled with love and kindness.

 The Holy Geeta, Bible and Quran sit side by side on the shelves of the bookstores and they never fight! Those who fight are the ones who have never read them or have not imbibed their message of love, universal peace and brotherhood!

There is not and there can’t be any difference in: Christ Consciousness or Krishna Consciousness or the Consciousness of Prophet Muhammad and Buddha; or any self realised being.

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There is no God of vengeance and there is no God we should be fearful of.

 God is Love

God is Peace

God is Joy

God is Bliss

God is Patience

God is Compassion

God is Light

God is Purity

God is Beauty

Unselfishness is God

Nature is God

God is in the fragrance of the flowers. 

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God is manifest in every sunrise and every sunset.

God is manifest in the smile of the child and in the hug of a friend.

God is there in every pure emotion and thought.

 We are going through very turbulent times. There is so much unrest and uncertainty in the young as well as old. The only way we can help the world is by changing our consciousness; and by not getting sucked into the negativity being spewed by media, the politicians and their allies. Once we raise our consciousness, once we become love; once we tear the veil of separation; we help whole of humanity. 

I will love till my last breath πŸ’•πŸ’•

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PS: For more on Love and God you may like to read:

Love is a One Way Street and

Infinitude of God

In fact my blog is filled with Love and God and Life posts πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸ™

copyright Β© Ashok Wahi

HOPE and WAIT

We can’t turn back

The clocks

But we can always

Rewind the same

With enthusiasm

With curiosity

With hope

With love

With joy.

However much

We may rewind

Time is always

Now

The painting was done by wife, Anita, ages back and she had called it : Hope – (Do read the post : Time heals nothing ….)

And I hope that one day we shall be together again :

In some dimension,

At some time

At some place.

And not that

We aren’t together

Even now

In Oneness

Of Love

In Oneness

Of Spirit.

Friendship πŸ’•

Friendship is God’s Divine Law Of Attraction…

“”””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””‘””””””””””

Two stranger meet, and by an instantaneous choice of their hearts they wish to help each other. Have you ever analyzed how this happens? The spontaneous mutual desire to be friends comes directly from God’s divine law of attraction; cumulative mutual acts of friendship between two souls in past lives gradually create a karmic bond that irresistibly attracts them to each other in this life.

Friendship is a great universal force. When your desire for friendship is strong enough, though an unknown person who is spritually attuned to you be living at the South Pole, the megnetism of friendship will never the less draw you together. Only selfishness can destroy this magnetism within us. He who thinks of himself all the time wrecks friendship. Such persons cannot attract friends, because they are unable to expand and receive the good in life.

Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda.

When I read this text from my Guru, I could immediately relate to it. Some amazing friends I have made in my life. A few of them as close or closer than family.

And I have experienced this in the virtual world of blogging too. I started to blog four months back and have already made some good friends. And one of them now is just like family😊

To become so close to some people in a short time and to be able to feel their pain and to share their happiness: has to have its roots in past karmic blue prints. And in our willingness to give and share and love : unconditionally. There is no other way …

My Love-Hate relationship with USA; Infinitude of God-2

It was end of June 2014 and I was on my way to NY from Mumbai. My thoughts drifted again to my love-hate relationship with USA πŸ˜‡

In 1960s we loved USA. My father loved president JFK. I loved JFK and all of us loved him. I finished my engineering in 1970 and went out into world – A world run by Power and Money. I started to dislike USA for their lopsided materialistic outlook on life; dollar was their God 😌 and I wasn’t comfortable with that.

My first visit to the US was in 1983. I found fruits and vegetables were tasteless; there was no peace; everyone was always in a rush and I thought : see how right I was about my views about this country 😌

And then the Iraq war happened. And my dislike turned so intense and it could be called hate. I knew and the whole of world knew that there were no weapons of mass destruction- WMDs. The war was wholly driven by petro dollar situation/reality!! It was all about money. It was all about control. There was no love. There was no concern for the lives lost outside of USA. And this pained me no end. And my dislike persisted.

The trip in 2014 was to attend our SRF/YSS World Convocation. As I had already quit my work completely, even advisory role; I could undertake a long trip. I had decided to go first to the East Coast to meet my nephew and niece in NY and DC and then to Chicago and Cincy, two more nieces; and finally to LA for the Convocation.

My thoughts turned to my Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda. He had spent most of his adult life in the US; sharing his love for the Divine and teaching the people in the US Kriya Yoga; the scientific way of God realisation. And I thought : God is love. Guruji is Love (he was Love incarnate). And Guruji spent decades in the US. Didn’t Guruji teach Oneness of people, of nations, of whole of humanity? If we are all one, part of that Great Spirit and God is love; why am I getting lost in this play of light and shadow? I kept talking to myself for hours in that flight. And with the passing of every minute and hour, I became more and more peaceful. At peace with myself. By the time I landed my acceptance and transformation was complete. Just love πŸ’–

And I found fruits and vegetables were tasty. People very friendly and kind 😊❀️ We drove down to see Niagara Falls from NYC; and I said : I would never have thought NY state was that greenπŸ˜‡ My perception, my thoughts had changed my reality. And wherever you are in your life today, my dear friend : It is your perceptions and beliefs which have brought you here. And it is only you who has domain over your thoughts. Not your parents, not your children, not your government… you are responsible for your life ..you are RESPONSIBLE πŸ’―

Coming back to now; am sharing a paragraph from my post Infinitude of God

The humongous size of the universe itself was so humbling and left me in a daze for months. But I was completely bowled when I learned that the Universe is ever expanding. My question was what is it expanding into? What was there before ? Nobody could give me any answer. I got my answer in my own way some years back and shall talk about it one of these days.

I had said I will share my perception of what is our universe or the cosmos expanding into. Jyot (JJ’s Blog) you had commented that you will be waiting to read this; am dedicating this post to you; with love πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

COSMOS IS GOD’S IDEA OR DREAM

In my visit to the US in 2014, my learning was not only : that the world takes on the colour of our perception or thoughts; IT WAS THAT MY WORLD IS MY DREAM. IT IS MY IDEA. AND BEING JUST AN IDEA THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT OF SPACE AND THE UNIVERSE IS NOT EXPANDING INTO ANYTHING. IT IS JUST GOD’S IDEA, HIS DREAM. IT IS MAYA – AN ILLUSION. PURE CONSCIOUSNESS. AN ENERGY….IT TAKES ON THE SHAPE AND SIZE AND COLOUR OF THE DREAMER…

UNIVERSE KEEPS STRETCHING ITSELF

When I had posted Infinitude of God

Observation Blogger had commented that the universe is not expanding into anything. It just keeps stretching itself and that galaxies just keep drifting apart. I loved this. Stretching itself could also mean that it is just a thought, just an idea??

When I had finished writing I realised that words can’t really describe what I had felt and realised. I keep sharing my experiences and my truths. And what I have shared above is perhaps the greatest of my truths. But I also understand and accept that you have your truths to accept and live by; and that no words can ever describe God, His Infinitude; this Immensity. God and Love are a feeling that can only be experienced; just like the fragrance of a rose ….

Flammarion engraving, Paris 1888; photo credit Wikipedia

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