Friday, April 10, 2015

Attaining (partial) Moksha

Disclaimer: Contents are personal beliefs. Read ahead if you're willing, only with an open mind. 

As weird as it always sounds, I am, this time, writing on how to attain moksha or in other words, the stage of nirvana. I believe I'm almost there and hence I write to the others who seek. There is no place for negativity in my life anymore, which also means negative comments will be ignored/deleted.

What exactly do these mean? 

Moksha- [From Wiki] Hinduism, suggests Klaus Klostermaier,[23] implies a removing of obstacles to an unrestricted life, permitting a person to be more truly a person in the full sense; the concept presumes an unused human potential of creativity, compassion and understanding which had been blocked and shut out.

Also,. it is also said to be the release from the birth-rebirth cycle. But I'm going to skip that for now since I believe I know nothing of rebirth, yet.  

Nirvana- [From Google] (in Buddhism) a transcendent state in which there is neither suffering, desire, nor sense of self, and the subject is released from the effects of karma and the cycle of death and rebirth. It represents the final goal of Buddhism.

Also,. A state of perfect happiness; an ideal or idyllic place. 

Are you a Buddhist monk or a swamiji or something? 
No. Then how, you ask? Here's how- 

A happy life? Mine's euphoric. 
Ever have a blank mind? I do. 
Ever forget where you are, what you do, where you're going? (Or) Do you ever forget yourself? I do. 
Empathy? May be? Yes! 
Obstacles? Nope. 
Self discovery? That tends to happen by default if you're a loner and you're willing. 

There's the feeling of being almost there and the feeling of being truly free

Here's how attain partial/full moksha?

So here's what you can do- [What's in bold is what everyone says,. What's in italics is not.]

- Live the moment 
While in a public place or at a restaurant (with a group or alone), try not to reach out to your phone.

Awkwardness is not an excuse. 

- Empathize
If everyone is in a hurry doesn't mean you are in a hurry too. Assume that everyone who races is in a hurry. If you aren't in a hurry, why race along? 

- Accept
She is so full of jealousy and ego? Let her be. He is too irresponsible? That's how he chooses to be. People change with time and experience. Fretting never helps. 

- Live simple
As simple as sleeping on the floor and buying only what's required. Complicating things and over-thinking induces stress, unintentionally, into a peace-filled life. 

Buy things that solve the purpose.

See people as soul-ed entities and not as distinct beings. You are not the center of the universe, neither is anyone else. You are, so is everyone else. 

- Free own self from material wealth
Money comes after happiness and health. Peace of mind cannot be bought by money and neither is money worth sacrificing your inner peace for. 

Turning down a high-paying stressful offer to stay in a peaceful place is a priceless gift to give yourself. 

peace- Patience
Everything will happen. A few with force, a few with time. 

Tip- Practice patience by playing 'flappy bird'. Accept the fall peacefully everytime it hits and collapses. Music helps and is a hack. 

Not after judging based on looks or status, but before. 

- Care
Can be as simple as not waking a person in deep sleep. 

Unless you're a parent and your kid's late for school. [Okay, I'm funny too.]

- Feel beautiful
Beautiful,. on the inside. Have an open face, don't hide them with your hair, practice smiling regularly, with or without the mirror. Wherever and whenever you feel like. 

Feel free to ignore the people around you. They probably aren't as close as you are. 

- Listen more, ignore more 
Ignorance is bliss. Silence is too. It's not really necessary to have an opinion on everything. Listening helps gain more wisdom. More than what could be gained while talking. 

- Forget your surroundings
This feels blissful. The feeling of being lost, the feeling of being a singular self, the feeling of the sounds fading out, the feeling of the deafening silence, the feeling of forgetting where you're from and where you're going, the feeling of a blank mind,..

You know you're close when you're at this. 

One can't plan to achieve moksha but free oneself to reach nirvana and attain moksha

Parents, friends, relations, etcetra weren't born along with you, neither are they going to die along with you. We are born alone and we will die alone. The paradoxical life we live; in between birth and death, must be fulfilling. To ourselves, firstly. 

No desire. No suffering. Inner Peace! 


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