I went through all articles of Spiritual Musings one after the other (https://www.astrosaxena.com/Musing1,
), a few realizations were very prominent for me. These are –
- We can either live at Mind level or at Consciousness level.
- Most of us are living at Mind level.
- At Mind level too, we can be living at any of the 3 Gunas; i.e. Rajas, Satva
and Tamas. An individual can be prominently Rajasic or prominently Satvic or
prominently Tamasic Guna.
- The moment there is an equal balance between all 3 Gunas, person is back at
Consciousness level or at Superconscious level. Then Gunas don’t rule the
person, person rules Gunas.
- Most importantly, a person can switch from Tamasic to Rajasic to Satvic at any
moment. Any event of life can bring a shift in consciousness. Even a Serial Killer can have this switch and he can
surrender himself and seek punishment for his crimes.
it all seems that everything happens in this existence as per the basic nature
of every living being or everything. We all are just following our nature.
There is nothing like Good or Bad and Right or Wrong in this world. Everyone or
everything is just following its basic nature. This judgment of Good or Bad
comes from the conditioned mind as we are told from our childhood as to what is
Good or what is Bad? If the same child is conditioned in reverse order then his
priorities of Good or Bad will be completely opposite.
if we look at natural things or even non-living things then also we would
realize that everything is just following its nature. It is Earth’s nature to
gravitate things towards itself. Now, if someone jumps or falls from height,
one is bound to fall on Earth and may be hurt his feet. He may feel that
accident, falling and hurting is Bad but actually what happened was totally
natural. Earth’s basic nature is to gravitate things towards itself. There is
nothing good or bad in it. It is what it is.
if we see all around us. Every individual, every animal or everything in this
existence is following its basic nature. It is just that while following our
basic nature/Guna, we happen to cross each other’s path and which brings some
events due to our mutual connections as friends/enemy, family, relation or even
when we are completely unknown to each other. After the event, the human mind
makes a judgment as to whether the event is Good or Bad, as per its
conditioning but if we see it without conditioning then there is nothing good
or bad and right or wrong in anything that happens in this existence. Things or
Events are just AS IS as per the nature.
if while reading all this, you feel that does it mean that any crime occurring anywhere
is not bad? Then understand that your mind has again overpowered your
consciousness and started running as per the conditioning and its prominent
Guna. The moment we get into any Judgment, we are again in mind.
: I have heard about one Mohammedan Sufi mystic. He used to sell small things
in the village, and the people of that village became aware that he had no
judgment. So they would take the things and give him false coins. He would
accept them, because he would never say, ”This is wrong and this is right.”
Sometimes they would take things from him and they would say, ”We have paid,”
and he would not say, ”You have not paid.” He would say, ”Okay.” He would thank
from other villages also people started coming. This man was very good; you
could take anything from his shop, you need not pay, or you could pay in false
coins, and he accepted everything!
Then death came near to this old man. These were his last words: he looked at
the sky and said, ”Allah, God, I have been accepting all kinds of coins, false
ones also. I am also a false coin – don’t judge me. I have not judged your
people, please don’t judge me.” And it is said that how can God judge such a
Jesus says, ”Judge ye not, so ye may not be judged.”
judgment disappears, you have become innocent. If you don’t divide things into
good and bad, ugly and beautiful, acceptable and nonacceptable; if you don’t
divide things, if you look at reality without any division, your eyes will come
into existence for the first time. This is chakshusmati vidya, the signs of gaining
If you divide you will remain blind, if you judge you will remain blind, if you
say this is bad and this is good, you will persist in your blindness... because
existence knows nothing. There is nothing good and nothing bad – existence
accepts everything. And when you also accept everything you have become
You have become one with it. So remember, morality is not religion. Rather, on
the contrary, morality is one of the hindrances in gaining religion, just like
immorality. Morality, immorality – both are hindrances. When you transcend both
you have transcended the mind, the dual, the dualistic attitude.
Then the sage and the sinner have become one. Then you remain in your self, you
don’t move to judge. And when you don’t judge, your mind cannot project: the
mind projects through judgment.
from book “Vedanta: Seven Steps to Samadhi” by Osho”
this helps. Thanks.