Friday, October 14, 2011

How do we operate??

How does a human behave? Have you ever thought about the inputs to a human?- light, sound, touch/feel, smell??? And how are they controlled? -self, God, nature???

One thing is clear that the human system has memory in it. People don't react based on the current inputs. For example, don't you get angry if someone hits you? The answer is Yes and No. No??? -In your memory that opponent might be your baby son!! We cannot predict ones behavior based on current circumstances...

Till date (Oct 14, 2011), nobody knows the capacity of human memory!! Science/Technology will never win the nature, unless it immerse itself into the nature!

Based on several psychological experiments, it is possible that 50% of human behavior is predictable! This probability increases by getting to know more about the particular individual in question.

So many great psychologists in the history tried to take psychology into calculation!! As a result they come up with astrology, horoscope,... People are made to believe in Science/Education. Most of us do and the few left outs become the great innovators!

Now think, how do you operate? What/Which is controlling you??

Sunday, July 17, 2011

What do I want????

What do I want?

Have you ever asked this question to yourself??? Most of us did asked this question in several occasions. Do we really know what we want???!!! A mysterious question right?

Rewind your life, remember the occasions when you asked this question to yourself... Most of us immediately answer HAPPINESS right? Think little more specific. When I rewind my life, most of my wishes were circled around money, fame, power,love and pride! Also my expectations were different in different phases of my life.

Its one of the oldest and yet hottest topic in the field of psychology. The need of people varies from generation to generation! The form of needs keep on changing, but the base remains the same! 

Everyone think if their wish is fulfilled that is the ultimate. But the answer is NO!! This is why in olden days psychologists compared human's mind to Monkey. When one wish is fulfilled the other one arises!

Now the next question comes to mind is "Is it healthy to have wishes??" The answer is YES and NO!! It all depends on what you believe and how you see things! Let us do a reverse analysis and let's go with the majority.  Mostly people want happiness and secured life. Look at your surroundings and analyze, who is really happy and secured???? ..... Unarguably it's CHILDREN (~0 to 3). Now think why are they always happy and secured ??? .......

Now do you know WHAT YOU WANT???

Friday, July 1, 2011

Am I traveling???

I'm in a bus and on my way to Delaware. There are different kind of people who travel along with me. I can see happiness in some faces, tiredness in few faces and some don't have any kind of expression looks like they are in balanced state. My neighbor is in deep sleep. I started starring outside.

Everywhere it's green and green:) my heart starts saying HELLO to the trees which passes by. There is a tree in the middle, it's the tallest among all the trees. But but... It is dying.. All the leaves are faded.. Yes, it's in her last days. My heart stopped there and started talking to this tree.

This tree lives here for few centuries. My heart tries to read her thoughts. It seems to be in a very balanced state. My heart starts asking several questions.

Anton : Hey you looks so amazing. You are the tallest one among your friends!

Tree : Ha ha ha!

Anton : Excuse me! Why are you laughing?

Tree. : I know the truth. I only have few hours or few days!

Anton : .... Do you have any last wish?

Tree. : Last wish! Why?

Anton : Didn't you say that you are dying?

Tree. : Yes, my this form is coming to an end.

Anton : what does that mean?

Tree. : In another 100 years I will become the fertilizer and will be utilized by several other trees. Everything changes it's form from one to another.

Anton : ..(I am stunned by the speech of the old tree)

Tree. : why do you humans think you are superior and haave the power to control everything???

Anton : Don't you see the advancements? Are you gonna deny the intellect of people like Einstein, Newton...??

Tree. : Hahaha!!

Anton : Why are you laughing again?-

Tree. : Ok, think logically! Let's assume, if the great Newton comes back to life. Do you think he will be able to operate computers and latest inventions?? That is going to take few years for him to understand all your inventions!! Isn't it?

Anton : Yes!!!

Tree. : Let's talk about you... Do you have control over yourself? Can you change your birth and death??

Anton : No, but the present is in my hands, i can control my present...

Tree. : Hahaha

Anton : !!!

Tree. : It's not in your control. You are controlled by the present. You are just a part of the flow. Sometimes you might reach pleasant shore and sometimes the other way. Be in the flow... In the flow of life.

Anton : It's nice talking to you. Who knows we might meet again in future in different forms:) let us flow in the path of life....

Oh my God. Where am I??? I reached Delaware!!!! I thought I'm still in NY.. Did I really travel??????

Monday, June 6, 2011

Are you an expert????

A university professor went to visit a famous Zen master. While the master quietly served tea, the professor talked about Zen. The master poured the visitor’s cup to the brim, and then kept pouring. The professor watched the overflowing cup until he could no longer restrain himself. “It’s overfull! No more will go in!” the professor blurted. “You are like this cup,” the master replied, “How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup.”
From Anton: Do you think you are an expert??? If yes, in what?? -some stupid technology or business or money-making or brain washing or philosophy? How much do you know?? -unlimited memory space or expertise in logical thinking?.. Think, think... Why don't we flow in the path of river(life),  don't you think you are part of it? Always keep your cup empty. Maintain yourself in the Zero state, the point where the success and failures doesn't affect you. Think... Think.. Think.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Are you the Owner????

A famous spiritual teacher came to the front door of the King’s palace. None of the guards tried to stop him as he entered and made his way to where the King himself was sitting on his throne. “What do you want?” asked the King, immediately recognizing the visitor.”I would like a place to sleep in this inn,” replied the teacher.

“But this is not an inn,” said the King, “It is my palace.”

“May I ask who owned this palace before you?”

“My father. He is dead.”

“And who owned it before him?”

“My grandfather. He too is dead.”

“And this place where people live for a short time and then move on, did I hear you say that it is not an inn?”

From Anton: What do we own? Which/Who/What is under our control, this world? our mind? our body? our thoughts? our kids? our partner? our parents? our friends? our relatives? nature?... How long?? Why do we tend to spend all our time to earn money, pride,...



Friday, January 28, 2011

This too shall pass!!!

Once a king called upon all of his wise men and asked them, ” Is there a mantra or suggestion which works in every situation, in every circumstances, in every place and in every time. In every joy, every sorrow, every defeat and every victory? One answer for all questions? Something which can help me when none of you is available to advise me? Tell me is there any mantra?”

All the wise men were puzzled by the King’s question. They thought and thought. After a lengthy discussion, an old man suggested something which appealed to all of them. They went to the king and gave him something written on paper, with a condition that the king was not to see it out of curiosity. Only in extreme danger, when the King finds himself alone and there seems to be no way, only then he can see it. The King put the papers under his Diamond ring.

Some time later, the neighbors attacked the Kingdom. King and his army fought bravely but lost the battle. The King had to flee on his horse. The enemies were following him. getting closer and closer. Suddenly the King found himself standing at the end of the road – that road was not going anywhere. Underneath there was a rocky valley thousand feet deep. If he jumped into it, he would be finished…and he could not return because it was a small road…the sound of enemy’s horses was approaching fast. The King became restless. There seemed to be no way.

Then suddenly he saw the Diamond in his ring shining in the sun, and he remembered the message hidden in the ring. He opened the diamond and read the message. The message was – ” THIS TOO SHALL PASS”

The King read it . Again read it. Suddenly something struck him- Yes ! This too will pass. Only a few days ago, I was enjoying my kingdom. I was the mightiest of all the Kings. Yet today, the Kingdom and all his pleasure have gone. I am here trying to escape from enemies. Like those days of luxuries have gone, this day of danger too will pass. A calm came on his face. He kept standing there. The place where he was standing was full of natural beauty. He had never known that such a beautiful place was also a part of his Kingdom.

The revelation of the message had a great effect on him. He relaxed and forgot about those following him. After a few minutes he realized that the noise of the horses and the enemy coming was receding. They moved into some other part of the mountains and were near him.

The King was very brave. He reorganized his army and fought again. He defeated the enemy and regained his empire. When he returned to his empire after victory, he was received with much fanfare. The whole capital was rejoicing in the victory. Everyone was in affective mood. Flowers were being showered on King from every house, from every corner. People were dancing and singing. For a moment King said to himself,” I am one of the bravest and greatest King. It is not easy to defeat me. With all the reception and celebration he saw an ego emerging in him.

Suddenly the Diamond of his ring flashed in the sunlight and reminded him of the message. He open it and read it again: “THIS TOO SHALL PASS”.

He became silent. His face went through a total change -from the egoist he moved to a state of utter humbleness. If this too is going to pass, it is not yours. The defeat was not yours, the victory is not yours. You are just a watcher. Everything passes by. We are witnesses of all this. We are the perceivers. Life comes and goes. Happiness comes and goes. Sorrow comes and goes.

From Anton: Everything keep on changing... Birth - Death - Another form - Another form - ....... And there is no ending.. Its you to decide who you are? and what you are capable of? You are what you believe...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Difference between 180º & a 360º mind

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This is one of the most famous story. In old days man was close to nature and it was easy to become silent. This story belongs to that time. One day two monks were returning to their monastery silently. Watching their thoughts, watching each step and witnessing everything.

A small river used to flow close to their monastery. Walking slowly, meditatively they came across the river. There was no boat men in the river.
Instead of boatmen, one beautiful young lady was waiting for the boat man to cross the river. The Sun was about to set and darkness was spreading its kingdom.
They waited for some time for the boat men and eventually decided to cross the river on their own. One monk who was Young carried the lady on his shoulder and three of them crossed the river. On other side of river, lady thanked the monks and went on her way and two monk started moving towards their monastery meditatively.
Meditation the very breath of their all actions. After some time Old monk broke the silence "I will tell everything to master"
The Young Monk asked surprisingly "what will you tell to master"
Old Monk said " you are spoiled , you have carried the woman on your shoulders, its sin to touch a woman for a monk"
Young Monk replied "I had dropped the woman at river bank only.''
But you are still carrying her in your head"
From Anton:  Here the young monk had an 360º mind, and the other had a 180º mind. Where do we stand??? Are we still carrying??? Most of our mind is occupied with the thoughts of money, fame, success… How many of us have time to think beyond??