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Welcome to the Magic of Awakening!

January 27, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

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Spirituality means knowing ourselves and understanding our true nature. Many people think that spirituality is not really essential. Let us understand why it is essential with the help of a small story.
There are some people who live in a jungle. Their eyes are always covered with a strip of cloth. They make huts, pluck fruits, do some cleaning, rear animals, and do other such activities. However, they perform all these activities blindfolded. Hence, while working they keep stumbling, falling and dashing against things. It is difficult for them, yet this is the way they have always lived.
One day, one of them happens to go to a place where his blindfold is removed. He begins to see. He is amazed. This person now comes back and tells everybody that they should go to the place where blindfolds are removed. They should all get the strips pulled off their eyes as it would be extremely beneficial for them. If one of them says, ‘I don’t feel that there is any real necessity to do this, and I also don’t have the time for it,’ what would you say? You would say, ‘You are a fool! If only you remove the blindfold, all your work would get done faster and better.’
All those people who are leading their lives blindfolded by false beliefs do not feel the need for spirituality. If you are going to live with such people all your life, then even you may not need it. But if you want to come out of the darkness, then spirituality is essential for you.
You tend to question spirituality only because you do not know what it really is. When you come to understand the real meaning of spirituality, this question will not arise. If you are among
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those who consider applying vermillion on the forehead, wearing saffron clothes, garlands and rosaries as spirituality, you are under an illusion. True spirituality is in knowing your own essence and recognizing who you actually are.
How essential is spirituality? Is it really required? Is it necessary to perform all the rites and rituals, rise early in the morning, read the scriptures and perform worship, dip a lotus in water and sprinkle it on everyone? Well, such activities are not spirituality, but merely reminders of spirituality. People mistake these reminders (the medium or channel) as being spirituality. That is why we question the necessity for spirituality. When reminders of spirituality become spirituality, or when the means become the end, things can go quite wrong. The medium or channel is not the goal: it exists for achieving the goal.
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This site is dedicated to awakening….of yourself and of your true nature. Many  think that awakening is not really essential. Let us understand why it is essential with the help of a small story featured in the book, The Magic of Awakening, by Sirshree

There are some people who live in a jungle. Their eyes are always covered with a strip of cloth. They make huts, pluck fruits, do some cleaning, rear animals, and do other such activities. However, they perform all these activities blindfolded. Hence, while working they keep stumbling, falling and dashing against things. It is difficult for them, yet this is the way they have always lived.

One day, one of them happens to go to a place where his blindfold is removed. He begins to see. He is amazed. This person now comes back and tells everybody that they should go to the place where blindfolds are removed. They should all get the strips pulled off their eyes as it would be extremely beneficial for them. If one of them says, ‘I don’t feel that there is any real necessity to do this, and I also don’t have the time for it,’ what would you say? You would say, ‘You are a fool! If only you remove the blindfold, all your work would get done faster and better.’

All those who are leading their lives blindfolded by false beliefs do not feel the need for awakening . If you want to come out of the darkness, then awakening is essential for you.

You tend to question awakening only because you do not know what it really is. When you come to understand the real meaning of awakening, this question will not arise. True awakening is in knowing your own essence and recognizing who you actually are.

This site and blog is all about the magic of this true awakening.

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