Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Equilibrium, Equanimity and Eventuality


The Bhagavad Gita states that we should not eat too much nor should we eat too little. We should not sleep too much and we should not sleep too little. We should not be too talkative and we should not be overly silent.

While doing service to Krishna we have to keep our body in good health and our mind sharp.

Evem though the ultimate goal of practice of Krishna consciousness is to become free from the bondage of material constraints the body must be maintained well while our soul is within it.

Except for some very rare souls most are wanting to have some pleasure to enjoy this life. The sakama karma mishra bhakti yoga to Sri Krishna is the stage of devotional practice where lusty desires are present within the servant of Krishna.

The sanskrit word sakama means with lust. With the tendancy to become lustful the karmas or actions of Krishnas devotee are mixed with the desire to serve God.

Karma mishra means that ones actions are mixed. A completely purified servant of God has one action only, the service to God. All day and everyday the pure devotee does not deviate. Constant and dedicated worship of Krishna is shuddha bhakti. Shuddha means pure.

Pure bhakti is not tainted with the desire for pleasure. Bhakti is sanskrit for service to God. When we say karma mishra bhakti this means that we do some service to Krishna and also we do some selfish indulgence in material life.

Most of the time material life is dominated by lusty desires. Most of us are controlled the strongest by our desire to enjoy sex and our desire to procreate. These desires are the hardest to avoid and the hardest to resist. 

The use of the word sakama emphasises lust as the primary karma that prevents us from attaining complete mercy by Krishnas benediction.

Krishna wants for us to be always in his service. At one point we decided to accept Krishnas offer that ws could be free to enjoy earthly material life.

The practice of balancing activities in our lives helps us to regulate our own faults. It is good to eat right and sleep well. To be happy and give benefit to others is the instruction of the Bhagavad Gita that we follow to gain foundation to regulate and conquer the most primal and instinctive human traits that stand before us as obstacles in our service to God.

Inevitability of Totalitarian Topple

For Those at the Top the Only Way to Go is Down

Being at the top is material destiny for downfall. Lord Brahma is at the top. If his service to Krishna is not good then he falls down.

Lord Brahma has been humbled many times. He also has transcended to the spiritual planets many times.

Without spiritual engagement one is limted to material conditioning. The nature of material existence is one against one.

High against low. Good against bad. Hot against cold.

The mentality of control and microcontrol originates from one in a position of superiority. Whether this superiority is assigned or self appointed there is no difference. The way that one handles this position of superiority is what is important.

Lord Brahma tried to control time. Kaleshwar is the controller of time. When after several failed attempts Lord Brahma finally submitted to the superiority of Kaleshwar Lord Brahmas humility and surrender gave him qualification to transcend material bondage.

Even though Lord Brahma is the creator of the whole material universe he is still bound by its constraints.

Without utilization of his position of superiority towards service to Krishna Lord Brahma doesn't receive the mercy of Krishna and is ultimately subjected to fall down from the top most position.

Monday, December 10, 2018

The Futility of Habitual Resistance

Action in Non Action and Non Action in Action

Many feel that if they resist something that they will have freedom from that thing.

According to the Bhagavad Gita 4.18 this is not possible.

karmany akarma yah pasyed
akarmani ca karma yah
sa buddhiman manusyesu
sa yuktah krtsna-karma-krt

One who sees inaction in action, and action in inaction, is intelligent among men, and he is in the tranecendental position, although engaged in all sorts of activities.

Simply the act of resisting is engagement in the very thing one is desiring to resist.

The only true way to cease engagement with anything is to become aloof from it or to transcend it.

As an example, one may ask "Do you like how the President issued that one particular veto?"

The other may answer "I don't pay attention to politics."

Transcendence means to elevate oneself beyond the dualities of any one scenario.

Duities exist in this material world.

One thing is hot. The way to make it cool down is by applying cold to the hot.

One thing is dark and light may be turned on to make the darkness more visible.

So these are two examples of the dualistic nature of material objects.

The one hot object is hot. If there is no need to cool it down simply walk on by. If the object must be cooled down it is a simple task that does not require much thought. Simply cool it down and move on.

If there is no need to turn on the light allow the eyes to acclaimate to see in the darkness. If the light must be turned on, turn on the light.

There is no need for reasoning or debate beyond this.

The act of resistance requires conscious thought applied to that which is resisted even while there is no material engagement in the resisted.

Conversely, indulgence can lead to inability to resist from the indulged.

One needs to know when to act, how to act, and at what times to alter ones actions.

At every moment and in every second sharp intelligence is nevessary to make decision on activity or resistance from activity.

When ones intelligence is guided by scripture and sheltered by God, one can transcend the effects of action and resistance.

Dedication is the prefered method.

At times dedication to a higher purpose involves resistance. At other times dedication to a higher purpose involves acting in surrender to the way of the action.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Bitcoin Shows Good Long Term Support Levels

Despite the 75% Drop from Last Years High Bitcoin Looks Good Long Term

Bitcoin value appears to be stabilizing in the $3,000 to $7,000 range.

If this support level solidifies, then we are seeing a big increase in Bitcoin value over the previous two year span.

These figures are good for Bitcoin long term.

Attribution in Trauma Recovery

The Past is the Past

For trauma survivors there's little need to look into the past for answers. When in a marriage with a trauma survivor the past should be about what is good.

The Present is the Tool and the Launching Point

With my wife Ishwari Devi Dasi, I have learned that whatever it is that has caused her trauma in the past doesn't matter. It doesn't matter anymore.

For myself, I have always been very self critical and able to use my experiences from the past to gradually create a better future.

It is completely different with Ishwari. I have learned to rethink and relearn my own mind. Ishwari wants to hear all of the good things from the past. She doesn't want to be reminded of what caused the trauma.

Ayurvedic Psychology: Trauma Increases Trauma

The Ayurvedic Healing Psychology also treats trauma the same way. Western psychology and therapy largely believes in reliving and rehashing the past. This belief is opposite of Ayurvedic Healing Psychology.

Ayurvedic Healing Psychology says for nervous system disorder due to a lifetime of Vata Dosha ama (toxins) one should avoid the trauma.

One should immerse oneself in Ayurvedic massage oils daily. A large amount of massage oils. One should do things that make them happy.

There's no need to challenge oneself with goals of conquering trauma

One should retire and resign from the trauma designation and engage in the occupation of cozy and warm loving liberties without conflict.

When Forgiveness Becomes Irrelevant

Why forgive a trauma survivor. They didn't do anything wrong. Forgiveness doesn't apply.

Productive Forgetfulness

Instead we should forget the past traumas. We should shed any concept of ownership of them. We need to put on new clothes.

We need to put new light summer clothes on and bathe in the sunshine of simply existing in the human form.

Importance of Family

Family is most important. For trauma survivors the past trauma and its effects on family are best given attention for resolution and positive change.

Shedding the trauma from the past does not necessarily mean shedding the important people in life that share some of the same traumas.

Family Constellations, Reincarnation and Liberation

The Gaudiya Vaishnava philosophy and Hindu philosophy show the deep connection to enlightenment through the immediate family members.

It is said that when one member of the family becomes liberated then all members of the family seven (7) generations forward and back also are liberated.

This family connection is recognized also by indigenous healing methods from New Zealand. The connection between emotions, the nervous system and our path to ultimate liberation is extremely strong and vital.

Ayurveda Recommends Sattva Guna

Light, brightness, clarity, levity, conscious and well intentioned active nature, cleanliness, white, yellow, blue, fennel, cumin, corriander, sunshine, open sky, warmth, comfort, fluidity, freedom, flexibility, organic white Indian basmati rice, tofu, fresh figs, fresh dates, fresh berries, freah organic whole milk, love, tenderness, gentleness, compassion, kindness, understanding, forgiveness, sentience, rest, relaxation, good food, happy food, large amounts of happy feasts, celebration, acceptance, positivity, sobriety, truthfulness, transparency, honesty, humility, dedication, purpose, resolve, graceful, gentle and delicate intimacy.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Trauma Survivors

I have suffered from domestic violence. I am a victim of domestic violence.

My wife is a survivor of domestic violence.

Before I met my wife Ishwari, I had never encountered domestic violence or the effects of domestic violence.

The traumas that Ishvari experienced before I met her affected me so much that I am now victimized by domestic violence.

I have absorbed so much of her past trauma that I have become victimized.

It is part of our Guadiya Vaishnava practice to become one in marriage. I have taken on Ishvaris previous karmas with enthusiasm.

Ishvari and I are gradually overcoming the past as we are often doing Ayurvedic Healing Science at home.

It is necessary for us to take time off from stressful activities and immerse ourselves in healing each other as often as we get time.

The future is always good for us as we both have helped each other overcome so much.

From my past there was many bad habits and undesirable character traits that Ishwari has molded and refined into a somewhat better character that I now wear.

Learning sensitivity and gentleness to a greater degree than I ever thought possible is due only to Ishwari and our Guru.

I have been happy absorbing her past trauma. It's Vedic Marriage belief that husband and wife become one body and share this material experience together. The concept of individuality changes with marriage according to Vedic tradition.

We are one. The good and the bad mix. Ishvaris weaknesses I learn how to make into my weaknesses so we can grow together.

Our strengths we absorb jointly as well.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Ishwari and Eeshwar new Album set for Print January 31st 2019

Ishwari and Eeshwar SoundCloud

Organic Electronic Krishna Kirtan

New album featuring vocals by Ishwari Devi Dasi and electronic beats by Eeshwar Das in a somewhat throwback Hip Hop style.

Motivation source for devotional service to Krishna. Ishwari Devi Dasi delivers raw recorded words and eloquent singing beauty that brings the sadhaka and the spiritually curious to feel a sense of what the chisled reality of Gaudiya Vaishnava Practice reveals, conceals and entails.

The Golden Avatara Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu radiates from within Ishwari Devi Dasi in her debut vocal preaching endeavor.

Ebxpected to be available anytime between February and Summer 2019.