What is awareness and how can I increase my awareness?

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AADISHRI ARUN : The dictionary defines awareness is the state or condition of knowing or having knowledge off; and being conscious off.

To be alive is to be aware but there are two big questions.  Firstly since the world is full of so many objects and situations, what should we chose to be aware of? And the second question is – Who is the one who is aware?

Most people think that to be aware is to have knowledge.  That is why people spend lifetimes in the pursuit of knowledge.  From how to create a better society, to exploring the frontiers of science and to finding the nature of God, people pursue knowledge because they think that ‘to know’ is the same as to be aware of.

But to have knowledge of is not the same as to be aware.

Let us study the mechanism of awareness.

The first thing to understand is that we take in the world from our five senses. We either see,hear, taste, smell or touch something. The input through our five senses is basically just sensations and they are fed in through our sense organs into our brain through our nerves. That’s the first step.

The second step is that the brain analyses what has come through the senses. This is done by using cognitive skills. The brain tries to fit the sensory input into patterns that already exist inside the brain.There  are pre-programmed patterns that are related either to our instincts or to our memories. For example, if the light falling on our retina takes the shape of a lion, we will feel fear since our instincts are pre-programmed to flee and save our life but if the light falling on our retina takes a shape of someone we love, we feel happy. These programs inside us make us react through creating emotions.

Thus our awareness is dependent not only on the stimulus received but also on our existing memory and knowledge of what that stimulus could mean. In essence it also depends on Who we think we are.

This is why true awareness is so difficult to achieve since, most of the time, we are in the reactive mode rather than in the aware mode.

Animals are almost 100% reactive/ instinctive while we humans have the power of discernment-The ability to think beyond the instinct. Thus we can react to a stimulus either through our programming or we can take a step back and look at the input through completely fresh eyes.

Thus when we attempt to gain knowledge, we must first explore why we look.

This is where I must talk about the nature of knowledge.

To know is to understand but since Maya is constantly creating new kinds of creations, new knowledge is also constantly being created. As one thing is replaced by another, the new object needs to be understood through knowledge. In short each new object requires its own particular knowledge. For example when we buy a phone, we must learn to operate it through the do by reading the manuals and by understanding the functions and features of the phone.  But after sometime another version of the phone comes out and again we have to gain knowledge about it.  This is how our life proceeds and we are constantly gaining knowledge and this is an endless process.

To sum it up, not only is knowledge endless it also varies as per the point of view of the seeker of knowledge.

Thus “Knowledge” can mean a number of things. If you are carrying stones in your hands thinking that they are diamonds, you will feel rich and if I tell you to renounce those stones, you will never do it so I won’t tell you to throw them away. I will simply say, ‘Be alert and have another look!’ If you are yourself able to see that they are not diamonds, the job is done. They will fall from your hands on their own accord. In fact, if you still decide to carry them because of some other reason, then you will feel burdened by them. You will have to make a great effort, you will have to bring great will, to still carry them. But you won’t be able to carry them for long once you have seen that they are useless and meaningless. And, once your hands are empty, you can search for the real treasures.

Thus it is extremely important to have the right awareness before we try to gain any knowledge because that is the foundation of how to start coming out the dysfunction of wrong knowledge. We live in the age of information, but even with all the knowledge of the world at our fingertips, what good does it really do us if we are not correctly conscious and aware?

 

If we have a wrong perspective then knowledge essentially binds us, the more knowledge a person gains, the more psychologically asleep that he becomes. The more knowledge he gains the more entrenched his mind becomes in a certain way of thinking.

So how do we get out of this?

Firstly the gain of knowledge should never be our final objective.  Knowledge is simply a tool in our desire to achieve something.  Knowledge is only the map that tells us the way. It can never be the destination. Therefore knowledge should never be the be-all and the end-all.

Secondly we must ask the question-Who is the one who is aware?

That is a vital question.  If you believe you are a deer, then the sensory input of a lion will scare you.  If you believe you are a man who was injured by a red-coloured car in his childhood, a red coloured car will provoke fear whenever you see it.  So the way to expand awareness is to be first aware of who you truly are. What if the deer realized that he is actually a lion which was brought up by a family of deer ever since he was a cub?  He will then suddenly lose his fear of lions!

So who we are is the first question to explore when we try to become truly aware.

I will give you a practical way to understand your lack of awareness and your fixation on your current identity.  Suppose you are a successful doctor who is wealthy and famous.   You are an authority on your subject and you are always asked for your opinion whenever lesser doctors are in doubt. And you are never wrong.  You are proud and happy that you are a doctor and you are completely comfortable being known as a famous doctor. Yet when you fall asleep, do you remember that you are a Doctor? Do you remember your name when you sleep?  You don’t!  The fact is that you completely lose your sense of self and your identity which you cling onto so strongly when you are awake. So if you don’t remember that your identity when you sleep then who wakes you? What is that awareness that keeps watch over your sleeping body and wakes it when it is time to wake up?

Friends. that is your real self. That true self has temporarily taken birth as a doctor!  So identify with your true self, that has taken birth as a doctor in this life and then look around the world.  That will be then with true awareness.

When we live in that awareness consciously we can function as doctors, lawyers, wealthy, poor, ill or healthy or whoever we are but we are more than that We are an entity that knows how to be in its fullness without the necessity of knowledge.

So if a lion comes in front of you, you will know what to do and if you are a doctor and a patient comes to you, you will know what to do and all the knowledge of have gained in being a doctor will also work but under the command of a true and complete awareness.

Question of Neboo Lal and Anshwar of AADISHRI

Dear sir Son of God
Shri Krishna told in mahabharat ,you surrender to me then I shall deliver your multiple sins( Gita 18:66)
2-willingly surrender your life and soul unto HIM. O Bharata, seek Him only for refuge and salvation and you shall have achieved eternal peace and bliss in His Supreme abode. (Gita 18: 62)

Who is 2nd Krishna?

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AADISHRI: It was Narayan Rishi who had  showed rupaam of Lord Vishnu and Knowledge in Mahabharata war.  Narayan Rishi had showed the three rupaam of Lord – rupaam of  Kshirdakosayi Vishnu, Lord Vishnu of Vaikuntham and Lord Vishnu of Golok dham. Narayan Rishi said in Gita 18:62 – surrender into Lord Kshirdakosayi Vishnu, seek Him only for refuge and salvation and you shall have achieved eternal peace and bliss in His Supreme abode and at the same time he told in Gita 18:66 to surrender into Lord Kshirdakosayi Vishnu. Because only He has power to give salvation, to give forgiveness and to give  peace and bliss in His Supreme abode .

Information about end Of Kaliyuga And the coming of the 10th avatar of Lord Vishnu “Kalki Maha Avatar” (AADISHRI ARUN)

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It is my personal experience based on Holy Scriptures, I am putting out the information about the End of Kaliyuga And The coming of the 10th avatar of Lord Vishnu – Kalki Maha Avatar.

The first fact is that Lord Kalki is a secret avatar and He has come to destroy and remove evil from this world by hiding Himself. (Shrimad Bhagawatam Maha Puran)  Therefore it is not possible to see Him as a well known figure.   Lord Kalki is continuing His work in secret and He will not reveal Himself till His work is finished.  After that He will take rest in Narayana Grih (Ascand Puran) and that is when people will become aware of His physical presence.  The prediction is that when the sun turns into darkness and the moon blood red, then Lord kalki’s appearance in front of people is imminent. (Bible Acts 2:20, Joel 2:31)

The second fact is that we cannot reach accuracy about the predictions of the end of Kaliyuga which are based on vedic and scientific calculations because in all the accounting given, corrections are not made for the impact of lunar eclipses.  The Mahabharata clearly mentions this when the time period of the Pandavas exile is disputed by the Kauravas. (Mahabharata Viratparva page 447)

This is why calculations are off the mark and to come to correct conclusion we have to correlate the calculations with the symptoms of end times. Some of these symptoms are mentioned in the Skand Purana in Maheshwar khand, Kumarika khand, Page No 129.

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“When 3020 years of Kaliyug would have passed then a king named Vikramaditya will rule.”

“When 3100 years of Kaliyug would have passed then a king named Shaka will rule”

“When 3330 years would have passed then the Nand dynasty will rule and will be destroyed by a man named Chanakya”

“When 3600 years would have passed then Lord Buddha will appear”

“After 4400 years King Pramiti will rule. After death of the King Pramiti, the Varnas system will be destroyed and effect of Kali yug wii be on pick.”

The book “Kalki comes in 1985” predicts that Lord Vishnu will take avatar as Lord kalki as the son of Vishnuyash and Maa Sumati in Sambhal grama on Dwadashi, Baisakh month Shukla paksh in 1985.  That day in 1985 was on the 2nd of May.

The Kalki purana also says the same thing in 1;2:15

Now I will give the calculations of the yugas and the end of Kaliyuga below.

According to our ancient scriptures, Brahma, the creator, creates and destroys the universe cyclically. The life of Brahma is 120 divine years called Mahakalpa. Everyday he creates 14 Manus one by one and they create and control the world. So there are fourteen Manus in one divine day called Kalpa of Brahma. The life of each Manu is called Manvantara and it has 71 eras of four quarters. Each quarter is has four Yugas – Krita or Satya, Treta, Dvapara and Kali. The following are the complete calculations of Vedic units of time and periods.

The Vedic Units of Time – Macro level
SATYUG 4,32,000 YEARS X 4 = 17,28,000 YEARS
TRETA 4,32,000 YEARS X 3 = 12,96,000 YEARS
DWAPAR 4,32,000 YEARS X 2 = 8,64,000 YEARS
KALIYUG 4,32,000 YEARS X 1 = 4,32,000 YEARS
1 MAHAYUG (GRAND TOTAL OF ALL THE YUGAS) = 4,320,000 YEARS
71 MAHAYUG = 43,20,000X71 = 1 MANVANTAR
1 MANVANTAR = 30,6720,000 YEARS
14 MANVANTAR = 4,294,080,000 YEARS
(There are 14 Manvantars)
The earth remains submerged in the water for the period of 8,64,000 years i.e. half the number of Satyug, before the start of each Manvantar, it also remains submerged in the water for the same number of years, i.e. 8,64,000 years, after the completion of each Manvantar.

So in 14 Manvantars the number of years

17,28,000 x 15 = 2,59,20,000

(Number of year in Satyug)

+ 14 Manvantar = 42,9, 40,80,000

1 Kalpa = 4320,000,000 years

One day & night of Brahma = 4,320,000 Mahayug x 100 = 4,320,00,000 years

Since the one moment in the life of Brahma is considered to be of our 100years, therefore the life of Brahma in 100 years will be

4,32,00,00,000 x 360 x 100 = 1,555,200,000,000 years

The Present Age of Cosmos according to the Vedic System is as follows:

There are 14 Manvantaras altogether. The present period is passing through the seventh Manvantara called Vaivaswata Manvantara.

One Manvantara consists of 71 Mahayugs, out of which 27 Mahayugs have already passed. We are passing through the first phase of the Kali Yuga which itself is the third Yuga of the 28th Mahayuga and which has come after the passing of Satya Yuga, Treta and Dwapar Yuga.

The time period of Manvantara (exclusive period, when the earth is submerged in water, in the beginning and in the end) = 306,720,000 years

1) Multiplying these years by 6 = 30,67,20,000 x 6 (Because we are in the midst of 7th Manvantara, of the Svetvaaraah Kalpa and 6 Manvantaras have already passed) = 1,8,0,300,000 years

The time period of Pralaya consists of 17,28,000 years since 7 Pralayas have passed, after the end of 6th Kalpa and before the beginning of 7th Kalpa, so 17,28,000x 7 = 12,096,000 years

Adding we have:

1,840,300,000 + 120 96 000 + 1,852,396,000 years

Therefore, after 1,85,24,16,000 years ‘VAIVASVAT MANVANTARA’ has started.

2) 27 Mahayugs with each Mahayuga consisting of 43,20,000 years. 43,20,000 x 27 = 116,640,000 years have passed

Total = 1,96,90,56,000 years

3) Now the time period of Kali Yuga in the 28th Yuga =

Time period of Satya Yuga = 17,28,000

Time period of Treta = 12,96,000

Time period of Dwapar = 8,64,000

TOTAL = 38,88,000

Since all the above three Yugas have already passed, it means that after 38,88,000 years, Kali Yuga came into existence.

4) Kali Yuga started on Bhadrapada, Krishnapaksha -13th day, in Vyatipaat yoga at midnight, in the Aashlesha Nakshatra and the age of the Kali Yuga has been fixed as 5101 years as till date that is Vikram Samvat 2057 = Shaka 1922 = 2000 AD.

Exact year of beginning of Kali Yug:

The greatest astronomer and mathematician, Aryabhatt, was born in 476 AD. His work in astronomy is an asset to the scholars. He gave an Accurate figure for pi ( ) 3.1416. He finished his work “Aryabhattiya” in 499 AD in which he gave the exact year of the beginning of Kaliyug. He wrote – “when the three yugas (Satyayug, Treta yug and Dwapara yug) have elapsed and 60 multiply by 60 i.e. 3600 years of Kaliyug have already passed, I am now 23 years old.” It means that in the 3,601st year of Kaliyug era he was 23 years old. Aryabhatt was born in 476 AD. Thus, the beginning of Kaliyug comes to 3601 – (476+23) = 3102 BC.

Total years of Kaliyuga has passed: (3102+2016) = 5118 years

Age of the cosmos is estimated : 

Kalpa consist of 4,32,00,00,000 years and out of these 1,97,29,49,101 years have passed. Therefore, the earth’s existence, according to the calculations devised by our ancient sages, comes up to 1,97,29,49,101 years till date. It is interesting to note that according to scientific calculations, the age of the cosmos is estimated between 15 and 20 billion years.

Celebrate Kalki Jayanti on 18th May 2016

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Look upon every man, woman, and every one as God. You cannot help anyone, you can only serve. Serve the children of the Lord, serve the Lord, if you have the privilege. If the Lord grants that you can help any one of His children, blessed you are; do not think too much of yourselves.