As 2018 is on the verge of drawing to an end, I am writing perhaps the last post for this year.
Though at the tender age of 18 my curiosity pushed me to read some religious scriptures, including the Bible, Bhagavad Gita and the Quran, I must admit it was not sitting well with my conception of truth. As I classified myself as a Hindu, I was not able to open my heart and mind completely to understand and accept what other religions were preaching. Until I was a Hindu, I had a preference always for Hinduism but in my late thirties, when I finally decided not to represent or form part of any religions, I found myself with a wider mind and heart. I went through the depth of the main scriptures. During my days in the Democratic Republic of Congo, I was living alone in one big house for 1.5 years and had a lot of time. I used to go to church, attend Brahma Kumaris classes and dedicate most of my time in scriptural reading. Thankfully, I had a lot of friends who were willing to guide me where I needed clarity. I learned, learned and learned
I gradually found myself turning into a different person: calmer, better, detached and more forgiving. It was a real journey of becoming and I am sure I still have a long way to go. I am and will always be a student of life. But the main realisation and changes I made in my life so far is: practicing of purity in all senses of the word, give as much as I can to the people of this world, abandon all religions while respecting their teachings and scriptures, watch the drama of life from far, try as much as possible to be disengaged and different, and last but not the least, accept life as it is without challenging anything.
When I stated that I have abandoned all religions, I mean by this that I do not officially represent or form part of any religion but I can still be found in churches, mosques and temples. Quitting the rituals is something and respecting the wisdom of each religion is something else. I have quite the rituals but the wisdom is cherished. What has deeply marked me and has greatly influenced my life are the 18 chapters of the Bhagavad Gita. I have read its diverse interpretations by different influential writers and have been on a spiritual tour in March 2018 to better understand the Bhagavad Gita and the history around it. It was an eye-opening tour.
Saying all this, I am a changed person but I recognise the fact that I have a lot to learn from life too. I am learning each and every day.
Last but not the least, through this same post, I would like to express my views on psychic connections. To me, psychic connections are spiritual connections between souls. When souls vibrate on same energy field and seek each other, the psychic connection is established. For example, you can be driving in the morning and think of something or someone or God, and during the day that same thing, person or form of God manifests itself or himself. I strongly believe that people can communicate at this level too. It is happening. We tend to think that to communicate or to feel, we must be together at once place but this is not always true. How do we then communicate to God and how God communicate to us? These are divine connections too that science fails to explain. In this journey of life, our bodies have names, identity, relationships, social status and so forth but our spirits are limitless and remain undefined by the laws of the land. Our spirits come from the Para Brahman (Highest Energy). Then how can the laws of the land decide how spirits must feel. This is food for thought for people who think everything ends with bodies and their identities in the process of growing older.