How To Move Towards Liberation
‘What is the point of mukti or liberation? How is it useful?’ This is a common question that comes to everyone’s mind. If you try to analyse and find an explanation of life, by asking yourself what value it brings to you and the reason of its existence, you will find liberation worth considering. Liberation is not about social utility, it is about the life process itself.
The Fundamental Urge
If you’d spent years in a five-by-five feet cubicle and were put in a ten-by-ten feet cubicle after being unlocked from the former cubicle, it would feel like total liberation. But after three days, you’d feel stuck again. And then, after ten years, it you are declared free and have been shifted to a hundred-by-hundred feet cubicle, again it would seem like blissful release. But a little later, the same longing would return!
So, liberation is not an idea. It is the fundamental urge within every human being. There is something within us that dislikes fences. No matter how liberated you are, you would be still seeking liberation and its desire will never end! What does this mean? It means you are seeking ultimate liberation. You are seeking mukti.
So, how do we attain liberation? In common terms, it you stop putting limitations on yourself, you are liberated. It is as simple as that? The way you think, feel and act right now is a compulsive process and because of this compulsiveness, everything is limited, unconscious and repetitive and that is imprisonment.
Do not think of ‘mukti’as some grand terminology. Liberation, freedom, divinity – these are just words. Know if you are seeking solace or a solution. If you are seeking solace, you can believe in something – some ideology, philosophy or story to help you.
But if you are seeking a solution, then belief is not worthwhile, because it gives you only two options: either to believe or disbelieve. If you believe me, you’re not getting any closer to liberation. If you disbelieve me, you’re still no closer. Whether my story is true or not, for you, It’s still entertainment.
Looking up at the sky and thinking of freedom’ is no good. If you want to fly, you don’t look at the sky. Just look at what is holding you down, limiting you, right now. If you break that, you can move into the next level of limitation and then see how to break that.
Consciousness And Limitation
Let’s start with a basic question. How do you know that you’re alive right now? It’s only because you are conscious, isn’t it? So, you’re already conscious, it is just that it is happening in a limited way. All you need to do is, rev up the voltage so that consciousness happens in your experience in a much larger way.
Consider a light bulb. If you start turning up its voltage, you see more and more of what was previously not in your vision. You increase it to full voltage and you will suddenly see everything! People and objects that previously didn’t exist, are now suddenly in your perception.
Awareness And Less Compulsiveness
The basis of the first lsha programme Is just this – to activate your system in such a way that you’re far more aware than you are right now. As you become more aware, you become less compulsive. As you become less compulsive, you start moving towards liberation. It you became a hundred times more conscious than you are right now, nothing would be compulsive within you any longer. And lite would be fabulous.
What Is Ultimate Liberation?
When there are no more cubicles in your life, when you are here and now, that is liberation. Disappearing into the ‘here and now’ means transcending the limitations of space and time that confine you. So what happens next? Where do you go? Nowhere. All ‘going’ is over! When there is no longer any separation between you and this existence that is ultimate liberation.
The intellectual problem is how can, nothingness and infinity be the same? It is. The most incredible contribution to mathematics is zero. It’s not by accident that it was born in this land. And it’s not just mathematics; it’s a profound insight, born of inner realization, If you want to reach the infinite, adding numbers won’t get you there. Zero means nothingness, but if you want to reach the infinite, nothingness is the only way!