Temporary Transcendence and Escapist Enlightenment

The separate self (mind) is not an entity. It is an activity: the activity of resisting what is present and seeking what is not present.

Rupert Spira 

We live in a world where there are more healers than those looking to be healed. The industry of shutting oneself off is a 4 trillion dollar industry and it includes, entertainment, drugs, alcohol, porn, gambling, social media(the instant gratification parts of it), and the modem enlightenment industry, comprising of greedy gurus, glamorised yoga, smooth talking positive psychology, tantra, neo Spiritualism.

  • Enlightenment

What unites all of them is the instant escape, the temporary transcendence they offer from your life of misery and misunderstanding. A two day retreat to learn some inner enginnering, a 9 day vipasana, an intense online self awakening session, the kitty parties for chanting, are no way different to recreational drugs, partying, gambling, as all of them offer a chance to temporarily mute the Noise of reality, one in a more socially acceptable and social media friendly manner than the other. And for both you need to enhance the dosage so as to prevent yourself from returning to your original life of misery and misunderstanding.

These might be better than the other counterparts but they are in a no way leading to any Absolute solution for self on the contrary they add to the gloss of the ego, the spiritual ego.

Yes, better evils are celebrated in a society which runs on politics and power struggles, we live in a world where doing something is Celebrated and promoted than doing nothing, and thus the pseudo gurus, chakra cleansers, smooth talking misinformed digital gurus, are all made demi gods as their words offer a similar momentary escape, which can be  mistaken for transcendence and spiritual enlightenment.

Maybe all you ever needed to do was Nothing

All the effort that you put pursuing the ashtanga practices of yoga, the code of the samurai, the hustle and struggle mindset of success and business coaches, is just another layer of identification, which rather than bringing you close to your inner self, which never leaves you, creates further distance by adding to the ego.

By being afraid of doing nothing, by being condemned for being in nothingness for its misinterpretation as laziness, and being always promoted to do and chases and find answers, by being influenced to always keep moving to find success as an answer, maybe humans have taken themselves away from their stillness which is their natural state of joy, peace, balance that they were born with.

Compelled by Fear and Guilt due to over indulgence, most of the westen population turns towards eastern philosophy and over indulges in it as another mountain to be climbed.

Saying Sanskrit words with an accent is a sign of superiority in the western world, where the spiritual ego is soon becoming the new billion dollars. Powered by greedy gurus and exotic talking yoginis, the eastern culture is misrepresented and made into a another to-do list which will lead to some divine riches.

As struggle is celebrated in the western world, this leads to the strenuous hours practicing and posting yoga pictures, isolation from society to cleanse energy bodies, and personalisation of the enlightenment experience.

Even science of the quantum kind is used to support this new means of separation and spiritual superiority.

Yes we live in the age of brown supremacy and it is lead by a few greedy gurus.

But beyond the rant lies the solution. Dive deeply into your own culture and religion, before going in for the exotic. You will see unity, stillness, mindfulness, nothingness as key attributes of all religion.

All you need do is nothing, and be ok with it

And from this depth of realisation, choose rituals which make you more present and aware, rather than which promise future Enlightenment or make for a good story to tell.

In case of any exotic practice, find a balance between what you are told and what you feel post realising you actually need nothing. Are you creating placebos because of mast participation, how distanced are you from the grounding if your own culture while attempting to be uplifted by another cultures practice.

Its always good to be inspired by all cultures but it is very easy for a chasing mind to value the exotic at it silences you from your reality, which most are afraid to face.

In actuality yoh only need silence and nothingness, as that makes you come face to face with your fears, the very things you are trying to avoid, and in that one moment of awareness, you see through the hollowness of all these.

Then, you can carry on chopping wood and carrying water as you always have been, without needing any social or Spiritual validation for your experience.

Humans should come together in conciousness not for it…



Living a Life of Ultimate Freedom

When you actually appreciate yourself you don’t need permission to be inspired, you see through self imposed restrictions, and finally give yourself the freedomg from self sabotage, to express unconditionally, absolutely and to grow without limits.

As you live an inspired life through this shift in paradigm, you dissolve your need for external validation and through this realisation also provide others freedom from judgment, so that they can express themselves without fear


The Path to Freedom

There might be some divine intervention, some major suffering which will lead to this shift but you can intentionally create the same, in this moment, just like in any moment, you are free to accept and let go of any belief life might have made you accept in the past.

The inability for a human to grow out of beliefs is because one’s limited conditioning is so deep that it feels it needs someone’s permissions to change, and validation to endorse change.
But who is the someone? This someone actually represent the mind made social authority which has the narrowest, limited vision, which may or may not exist.

So most decision making for an individual is based on approval from a phantom authority which can’t think beyond the fear and lack conditioned beliefs of mind. Good luck trying to impress that and good luck trying to release yourself from this imaginary cage.

The Chain of Freedom

Once you see through the hollowness of a validating authority, you never make decisions to seek external validations yet make them with unhindered freedom. You allow your absolute being to unfurl to its truest potential, you allow yourself to be the effortless expression of cosmic intelligence, an instrument of God.

You also do the society a major favour by releasing those around your from your judgement and unconciously empowering them with a sense of freedom, and the chain of freedom continues.

This sense of freedom is contagious, and is conveyed through being, rather than words. Being around an aligned person automatically aligns everyone around, renders them free, whole and realised.

Why you Lie to your Coach but a Good Coach still helps you

“My Goal needs to be socially valid, looking like a cherry blossom, possessing a yatch, a private jet, having a supermodel wife, a superman husband who understands, earning 7 figures per month, getting the best paying job, becoming famous, having mental peace of a Himalayan Monk” these are the common initial goals most clients come up with, they are common cause they are all sourced from the same social influences.

This main reasons all initial goals that you tell your coach are lies is because they are picked up from your surroundings. These are determined by social influences and not inner reflection. Try writing down 100 things you want from your life, see yourself quickly scribble down the first 30, then see yourself gradually enhance suffering as you introspect deeply to write down the remaining.

Most people are unconsciously living someone else’s dreams, or accomplishing someone else’s goals. Most people unconsciously hope that when they finally achieve their goals, they will finally feel the love or respect they craved as a child.

The secret is you will never get satisfied even when you achieve what you don’t actually want. As a result even after working their way towards these borrowed dreams, name, fame, money, power, luxury, people don’t feel their cravings satisfied.


A Good Coach helps people fulfil their goals, dreams and wants. A great coach dives deeper, even if it means temporarily discomforting for the client. A good Coach makes it his/her job to surface all of their clients’ deeper needs and desires. 

If a coach simply accepts what their client says they want, instead of exploring what they really need, they risk missing out on emotional needs, needs for love and connection, spiritual needs,  need for contribution, or need for growth.

Some clients have a need for deep reflection, some have a need for things to stay the same, others have more of a need for risk and adventure.

So before walking the path towards dream fulfillment, which in itself is a mind blowing journey to make, a coach ensures a deep dive with their probable clients. A deep dive which reveals deeper needs and desires beyond the outer socially polished ones.

The good coach knows about all socially acquired goals and sees through them and makes the client deeply introspect, align with deeper self through self awareness practices, so that the client realizes those deeper needs that get lost in the worldly noise.

Once these needs are unearthed, the path to accomplish them starts. through a journey which involves:

  1. Upliftment of daily habits, tactics and techniques
  2. Which are in alignment with long term strategy to evolve mindset
  3. With the intention to align identity or state of being to the path which makes goals fulfillment effortless.

Merely realignment of environment and spending time with a coach, is a great step towards enhancing the quality of your company, your company shapes you in direct and indirect ways.

This leads to ritualization of customized holistic health practices, through explorative, reflective questioning , diagnosis and prescription of mind and muscle practices and and accountability.

With time the fertile base of a coach’s unconditional love and rituals setup orchestrates self realizations. interpreting these becomes easier with a coach, and realigning practices as the being evolves helps in setting up newer belief systems.

As these percolate deeper, habit changes are embodied, beliefs becomes states, but this time the ones which are in alignment with well introspected life purposes.

From here all choices are made based on this new state in line with deeper life purpose.

So that you can self reflect and unearth some of your deeper goals I posted a video on Youtube which might help. 

With a clarity of wants you can turn up to a good coach with deeper goals.

Here it is :


This will end your urge to knowingly or unknowingly lie to your good coach and make the coach’s role easier in empowering you towards your purpose.


Intentional Surrender – Faith to Start and to Let Go

Only those who are fortunate to suffer at the hands of life,

Only those who are blessed with embarrassments, heartbreaks, losses, scams repetitively (the mind is a resilient fellow, it doesn’t give up easily)

Will get to taste life’s sweetest nectar, a life of absolute faith and presence.

But prior to faith. comes surrender, which is the most difficult challenge of a thinking mind, only after repetitive suffering does it break open, it takes many break downs for this break through.

But there is another painless way. to go about it.

Most of my words will be wasted as it is only experience of suffering that opens a being up. but still I try to nudge a few seekers, who might want to make it easier for themselves, to be illuminated without walking the fire.

Intentional Surrender

So in the case that you have carried on reading, I see a seeker, and I am grateful to have a come across one. You are the kind of human I like having my hot americanos with.

You are willing to use your human free will to elevate your human experience, you have managed to raise your self awareness beyond worldly distractions and taken yourself beyond blame and complain.

Now for what you can do to cross over to a life of faith and presence.

Die while you’re still alive.

Ok lets mild the dose.

Practice dying while you’re still alive, everyday.

Ok lets elaborate.

You have to intentionally kill your identifications, tendencies and beliefs for some portion of the day.

And see life from a fresh perspective of a blank slate.

I know it is difficult, but just give yourself 10 mins to start with.

10 mins of going beneath or beyond all your roles.

Just 10 mins of ego death as a ritual.

10 mins of surrendering your mind and all associated logics.

These 10 mins will have a massive impact on your perspective and decision making throughout the day.

And if you can be consistent with it there will be a cumulative impact which will be tremendous.

10 mins everyday will take away years of suffering, loss, misery, cluelessness.


What to do in the 10 mins?

Nothing. If you want you can observe your breathe, but don’t expect any miracles. The greatest miracle is to find yourself thoughtless. In Zazen, there is no striving for achievement, there is just observing and allowing thoughts to come and go till you are black, same goes for a lot Vedantic and Yogic meditations or mindfulness based meditations.

Leap of Faiths and Surrender to Faith

Both initiations and letting go are acts of faith.

If you have observed there is a clueless component to every awesome plan, a divine gap in every perfect scheme, all of it is stuck together so perfectly through some mystical energy, call it Faith.

If you want to flow with life, wu wei, you have to let go and have faith, if you want to attain samadhi in being, again faith, if you want to be in oneness with God energy, the bridge utilized , irrespective of the religion, is Faith.

99.99999999 % of the time faith comes to you, but .00000001% can cultivate it through the practice of intentional surrender,










The End of Seeking – The Hollowness of Material and Spiritual Chases

Modern Spiritual gurus, especially those who haven’t experienced the summit of materiality and thus carry subtle material desire within, get engaged in a lot of status games with people who are doing well in the material world.


Even Buddha went out to seek Nirvana after he had experienced and seen through the emptiness of all the material desire, so people who directly jump on the bandwagon of over Disciplined spiritual seeking, mostly hide some deep desires and sense of lack.

There seeking is not self empowering but as a reaction to others who appear happy because of material success. Their ego compels them to chose a path of spirituality to mask the innate sense of inadequacy in comparison to the wordly rich rather than absolute acceptance.

So their version of spiritual seeking is just a reactive status game, and keeps them in an endless chase of feeling inadequate as that’s how it originates, from lack.

The Hollowness of Material and Spiritual Chases

When Jim Carry says, ” It is really essential for people to fulfill all their dreams to realise it is not enough.”, he elaborates on something that everyone rich, famous and succesful knows. Material world success is never enough and wildly exaggerated and overhyped through social media.

With a world renowned mega star indicating the hollowness of material success as a medium of contentment, it’s pretty evident all material chases are not enough.

But even spiritual chases are just different versions of material chases. As mentioned above, it is a reactive status game, the ones who are materially unsuccessful play to show superiority over the materially wealthy.

Observe deeply the games the human mind plays, and see through the futility of all chases, they severely burden you with lack, and keep you in the hampster treadmill of inadequacy.

As Jeff Foster says
“You see, everything exists in perfect harmony with everything else, and that includes the whole spiritual search, the endless seeking of the mind, and perhaps, finally, the falling away of that seeking, and an effortless resting with what is.”

Try to look through all chases and find peace in being present to the here and now, that’s where all of life is, where all the spiritual and material chases end.




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