Purpose of Life is to Evolve

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Articles

Purpose of Life is to Evolve

Nithyanandeshwara Samaarambhaam
Nithyanandeshwari Madhyamaam | Asmath Aachaarya Paryanthaam
Vandhey Guru Paramparaam || I welcome all the devotees, disciples, samajis, satsanghis, Shrimahants, Mahants, Thanedars, Kotharis sitting with us through Nithyananda
TV, Sadhna TV, two-way video-conferencing having Nayana Deeksha. Cities sitting with us through two-way video-conferencing having Nayana Deeksha: Singapore, Hyderabad, Dakota Dunes, Winston-Salem, Romania, Tallahassee-Florida, Dubai, Charlotte, Varanasi, Los Angeles, Bogota-Colombia, Guadeloupe, Seattle, Enriching Temple, Indrani-New
Jersey, Hyderabad-Gupta Kashi, Oklahoma-Somanatham, Phoenix, London-Kashi…..and some more cities
are joining……. I welcome every one of you with my love and
respects. A lot more cities have joined in two-way:
St. Louis-Tirumala, Ohio, Pujananda, Chennai, LA-Downtown, Toronto-Kailasam, Oman-Sivagangai,
Hosur, Winston, Houston-Texas, Vancouver, Nithyananda Nagaram-Hyderabad I welcome all of you with my love and respects. I have to answer a few questions before entering
into Upanishads. Some people are expressing, ‘Swamiji has
entered only the first Upanishad sutra. It is mind blowing!’ Some are expressing, ‘It is just going beyond
our head or understanding!’ See, if you feel it is going beyond your head,
you are not able to understand, the solution is: watching the satsangh again two-three
times; not telling me to reduce or dilute the strength of what I am delivering. Understand, I am not an Anacin-Metacin guru,
giving a few kriyas, techniques, some goody-goody messages – ‘Love everyone. Your problems
will be solved.’ As if nobody knows or what? How to love is the problem! No, I am not the
guru who gives some kind of a nice-to-hear advice, feel-good-feel techniques. I do give
some of the life solutions, but I am not just that alone, please understand! If I am not
revealing the Akashic Records during the Upanishads, then when am I going to express? When am I
going to reveal all these truths? So, I am very clear, no way the satsanghs,
Upanishad Series, is going to get diluted! It is only going to get more and more stronger! And, as I said, I am not interpreting; I am
just intercepting the conversations which happened originally when these Upanishads
were revealed. The pre-text, context, and afterword, foreword, content, afterword, all
that, which is related to Upanishads, I am downloading and reading it out, sharing it
with all of you. You cannot ask me to dilute it. If you want it to be diluted, ask the
Upanishadic rishis; it is not in my hands! So, understand, it is something not in my
hands. Please understand, I am neither a “feel-good-feeling”
teacher, nor revolutionist. No! I am a spiritual being expressing and actively establishing the Dharma, the Cosmic understandings about life, helping everyone to live Advaitha. So,
if you feel you are not able to understand, you are not able to internalize, please watch
the satsangh again and again, two-three times; then you will understand. Let me enter into the mantra. ईशावास्यमिदं सर्वं यत्किञ्च जगत्यां जगत् । (Eeshaavaasyamidham Sarvam Yathkincha Jagathyaam
Jagath |) तेन त्यक्तेन भुञ्जीथा मा गृधः कस्यस्विद्धनम् ॥ (Thena Thyakthena Bhunjeethaa Ma Gridhah Kasyasviddhanam
||) The Translation is: “By the Consciousness filled must this all be, Whatever moving thing there is in the ever-moving
world. With this renounced, you may enjoy.
Covet not the wealth of anyone at all. Listen! Yesterday I was expanding these four
words. I will expand those four words a little more deep, and then move to the next. Listen! PERCEPTION: Whatever your senses can perceive
in a limited Time and Space. Second, FACT: Your senses perceiving with
more Time and Space. TRUTH: With a lot more Time and Space, even
your perception evolves. Truth! REALITY is: Existence as it is, beyond your
perception and Time and Space. Yesterday I was giving an example: PERCEPTION: Earth is flat. Sun is going around
the Earth. FACT: No! Earth is round, and Earth only is
going around the Sun. TRUTH: Earth is not exactly round; it is more
like an Orange fruit – a little pressed above and below. And Sun goes around the Earth. Please listen! In the Perception also, you
felt that Sun goes around the Earth. In Truth also, Sun goes around the Earth. But, both
are not one and the same. Here you know it with a clear understanding that the Sun goes
around the Earth in a few billion years because this whole Sun family is not stagnant, the
whole Sun family is moving around, the whole Solar System is moving around centred on something.
So, in that way, Sun will go around the Earth at least once in billions of years. The REALITY is: The shape of the Earth should
be seen with the Google Earth map. You cannot describe it as round, or a little Orange fruit
type. No! No description is possible. See it as it is. And, both Sun and the Earth are
going around each other. Earth goes around within one year period; Sun goes around within
a few billion years. Listen! Life is all about evolving your cognition
from Perception to Fact, Fact to Truth, Truth to Reality, that’s all! It has nothing to
do with so-called Bliss, Love, Renunciation, Devotion, Yoga, nothing. All these are side-effects. When your Perception evolves to Fact, you
may suddenly become meditative, you may suddenly become yogic, you may suddenly become loving,
you may suddenly become blissful; but, life itself, the purpose of life itself is to evolve
from Perception to Fact, Fact to Truth, Truth to Reality. When you are moving from Fact to Truth, you
may suddenly become active, you may suddenly become more loving, you may suddenly become blissful, you may suddenly lose your cunningness. I am seeing that happening, after I started
the Upanishads, in so many people! People are losing their hypocrisy; people are losing
their anger, violence. The highest form of violence is, you deciding
you will not be useful or productive to anybody. That is the highest form of violence. You
deciding, ‘I will not be useful!’ See, when you are angry towards your boss – ‘I
will not be useful to his aim, his goal.’ Same way, only when you are angry with yourself
and Sangha, Guru, whatever you see…. See, when you are angry with yourself, you will
be angry with everything, everybody, every one. Only then you will decide, ‘I will
not be useful’, or, ‘I will not make any of their declarations into reality.’ “Love” means, making yourself as a catalyst
for everyone’s reality. “Nothing more can be done!” – to THAT extent! Not only
you should perceive “whatever you can you have done”, but everyone also should feel
“whatever you can, you have done it for making everyone’s reality”. That is what
is “Love”. I am seeing more and more people dropping
hypocrisy, becoming loving, because, many of your Perceptions are moving towards Fact,
Facts are moving towards Truth, Truths are moving towards Reality. That is all is life!
That is all is life! Cognition! Cognition! Moving from Perception to Fact, Fact to Truth,
Truth to Reality. Reality is “Eesha”. Listen! Upanishads declare very clearly, Upanishads
declare very clearly: “Consciousness fills all these”. ईशावास्यमिदं सर्वं यत्किञ्च जगत्यां जगत् ।
(Eeshaavaasyamidham Sarvam Yathkincha Jagathyaam Jagath |) This one verse answers so many doubts created
by materialists, the so-called rationalists, or the so-called irrational rationalists.
“Pagutharivu” (பகுத்தறிவு) – in Tamil we use that word. Tamilian “Pagutharivu”
(பகுத்தறிவு) people are, the Tamilian atheists are not even rationalists;
they are “irrational rationalists”! Listen! My pronounciation “EeshaavaaSHyam”
(ईशावाश्यम्) is also “paatta bhedha”. How I heard from my masters, I
am repeating. But, actually, it is “EeshaavaaSyam” (ईशावास्यम्) – “S”
(स), not “vaaSHya” (वाश्य). My masters, they used the same “SH” (श)
for “vaaSya” (वास्य) also. I am retaining the “paatta bhedha” as it
is, as a respect and reverence to my masters’ way of pronouncing it. In Vedic Tradition
it is allowed; the “paatta bhedha” which you heard exactly from your master is supposed
to be retained as it is. So, even though the letter here “EeSHa” (ईशा), the “SH”
(श) is different, “vaaSyam” (वास्यम्), the “S” (स) is not the “SH” (श),
but because I heard from my masters – “EeshaavaaSHyamidham Sarvam” (ईशावाश्यमिदं
सर्वं), I am retaining it. So, all my disciples are requested to retain the same
“paatta bhedha” of my masters. It is a way of giving respect to the teacher. The
highest place given for the masters and teachers in our Vedic Tradition: even if there is pronounciation
difference, it is accepted and revered as “paatta bhedha” of that Master. And I
do want to keep that tradition! Listen! Nothing purifies you like Truth. Just
simply sitting and giving advice to human-beings is useless. After doing that for a decade,
I realized it. Sitting and giving advice to human-beings is useless, understand? Telling
them, ‘Be more loving, be more blissful, be more caring, be non-violent’, all this
is just useless, utter useless, not even one percent useful! If at all you are really sincere
in helping yourself and people, others, don’t do this stupid thing of empty advices. I tell
you, whenever I moved people from Perception to Fact, Fact to Truth, Truth to Reality,
all the best things that need to happen to people have started happening! They became
automatically more loving, more caring, more intelligent, more non-violent, more enriching.
I tell you, throughout this Upanishad Series I am going to do only this: moving you step
by step to the higher levels of existence. Automatically, all the good things will happen
to you, and by you. I am not “Moral” teacher, please understand.
My teaching may lead you to become more moral. My aim is leading you to higher and higher
reality – असतो मा सद्गमय (“Asatho Maa Sadhgamaya”). My purpose
is to lead you to “असतो मा सद्गमय । तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय
। मृत्योर्मा अमृतं गमय । (“Asatho Maa Sadhgamaya, Thamaso Maa Jyothirgamaya, Mrithyor Maa Amrithamgamaya”). The side-effect may be bliss; you may become
more blissful. Side-effect may be intelligence; you may become more intelligent. Side-effect may be
thousands and thousands of auspicious qualities – you may become a good, moral person. But,
my aim is to lead you from Unreality to Reality – असतो मा सद्गमय । तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय । मृत्योर्मा अमृतं गमय । (“Asatho Maa Sadhgamaya, Thamaso Maa Jyothirgamaya, Mrithyor Maa Amrithamgamaya”) – understand? Experientially moving you from Perception to Fact, Fact to Truth, Truth
to Reality, helping you to live Advaitha. The best way to listen to Upanishads should
be: Morning you wake up, just wash yourself, come and drop your body in the presence of
the Master, listen, listen listen! After that, whole day, just digest, digest, digest, not
doing any work related to mind other than this digestion. And, if at all needed, doing
a little physical work like gardening, or agriculture. Body can work – some cleaning
of the deity, or doing a little agriculture, or gardening; but mind should not work; mind
should only be working on these great truths, digesting it, and falling into that space
in the night as sleep. This is the best way to listen to Upanishads! Anyone who listens
to Upanishads in this way, even for three months, will experience Living Advaitha! Mind should not be engaged in any other mental
activities which require you to move away from contemplating on these truths. Body can
be engaged: you can just be doing some gardening; you can be doing some agricultural work. Body
can be engaged; but mind not getting engaged in anything moving out of this contemplation
on Upanishads. And, enriching is never moving out of Upanishads, don’t worry! If you are
working on enriching, it is PERFECT! It only strengthens your understanding about Upanishads.
Other than that, not doing any other mental actions, activities, and digesting, nothing
like it! Nothing like it! Not doing mental activities, but doing only physical activities.
Not doing mental activity means, even the unnecessary wandering should not be there.
Mind should be engaged in thinking, contemplating on these great truths you heard. It should
be engaged. That is why I am encouraging “vaadha-prathivaadha”, debates, contemplating. Anybody can devote just three months…..
Especially these first three months I am going to be exploring Ishavasya Upanishad. After
Isha, Kena (Kena Upanishad). After Kena Upanishad, Katha (Kathopanishad). Just the best and greatest
truths revealed! But I don’t think in three months we will be finishing Kena, Katha, all
those Upanishads. May be, we may finish Ishavasya Upanishad. Because, I am looking at, at least
next two years I will be expanding on Upanishads! Ishavasya Upanishads alone is eighteen verses. And, I welcome and invite everyone. All the
ashrams all over the world are now open for everyone to come and listen to Upanishads,
contemplate whole day without doing any mental work, doing just some physical activities
like gardening, or agriculture, or just cooking. And I take the responsibility of providing
for your needs during this period. As per the Vedic Tradition, Master is supposed
to beg and take care of the disciples’ needs like food, shelter, clothes, medical care
– the basic needs. So, I commit with all of you, as per the Vedic Tradition, anyone
can come and be in our campuses wherever we have place to accommodate. Of course, this
campus (Bidadi) is enough to accommodate even a few thousand people! You can come. Study
minimum three months. If you want to stay further and listen to further Upanishads,
I welcome you. You will not be put to do any mental activity which is not supposed to be
done when you are digesting these great truths other than contemplating on it. This is what is the ideal life I propose,
especially when you are internalizing Upanishads: Listen to morning satsangh. And spend a little
time on contemplating on it. Just to keep yourself awake, do some physical activity;
otherwise you will fall asleep, or you will just drift away into your worrying, incompletions.
To keep you away from it, you can do some simply physical activities like gardening,
or agriculture, or cooking – physical activities where mind is not required to be engaged in
certain actions, or mind is not required to be engaged in any activity away from contemplating
on Upanishads. Then have debates on Upanishads. And you can watch the satsangh retelecast.
And, again, once the suns sets, having an active, powerful debate, non-violent, active,
powerful debate. See, why I say “non-violent” is, you should not be taking a stand just
because you took that stand. You should move to the different stand only if you are sincerely
convinced. See, without being sincerely convinced, you should not move to the other stand. If
you are sincerely convinced, you should not have the blockage of ego – ‘No, I already
took this stand! How can I change?’ No! Without having the ego – ‘I took this
stand. How can I change?’ – you should be able to change. And you should change only
if you are sincerely convinced, not otherwise. That is what I call “active non-violent
debate”. I visualize, every evening, after sunset,
in front of Vaidya Sarovar, hundreds and hundreds of seekers sitting as two batches – Vyasa
and Shankara – and debating on Upanishads. Listening to these debates sincerely, even
birds and flies and bees getting enlightened! And, because of their feet touching the lotus
in the Manasarovar, even the honey in the lotus becomes nectar! Because that nectar
falls into the Manasarovar water, anybody who takes bath in that water or gives shraaddha
to their elders in that water, even they getting liberated! All those liberated beings deciding
to visit this Kailasa, and taking birth, coming to our Gurukul as incarnations, and studying!
And those incarnations again continuing the debate on the banks of Vaidya Sarovar and
liberating more and more beings! May be a little poetic, but this is the way I wanted
this place to be. And I know IT WILL BE! Active non-violent debate, understand! Not
being active is useless, dead. I have seen, when debates happen, there will always be
twenty people – ‘What is there for me? Let them debate! Finally whatever is the conclusion,
I will understand that.’ No! You will never understand the conclusion unless you are actively
into that thinking process. Unless you are actively into that thinking process, no, you
cannot catch the truths in the end. No! You can’t just see the climax of the movie and
understand the whole movie and enjoy the movie. No! You need to watch from the beginning to
catch the climax. And I also request all the Mahants in all
the ashrams, please lead the “vaadha-prathivaadha” every day. Have some time dedicated for it.
Whoever comes, let them come and participate. It should be such a non-violent active participation!
Everyone should be participating. And non-violent! So, from today, in the Gurukul we will have
debate for Balasants, Bala Kotharis, Bala Mahants. They will have their own debate.
And, in front of Vaidya Sarovar, the seekers, disciples, devotees, who are residing in this
campus, and who are internalizing Upanishads, can have every day debate. Non-violent active
debate! “Vaadha-Prathivaadha”! “Shaasthra Vichara” “Shaasthra ‘Chai Pe Charcha’!” (शास्त्र “चाय पे चर्चा”) (“Debating on the Scriptures over Tea”)! And I invite anyone who wants to internalize
the Upanishads in this way to Bidadi, or any of our campuses where we have accommodation
facility, to come and stay and internalize. The program is absolutely free. And, as per
the Vedic Tradition, the Guru is supposed to beg, collect all the needs, and support
the disciple. I am capable of that, and I WILL DO IT! When Upanishads are taught, this is the way,
this is the tradition which was practised. So, we will do that, and have “Vaakyaartha
Sadhas”. That is the technical term for debating on the great spiritual scriptures.
“Vaakyaartha Sadhas”! We will have “Vaakyaartha Sadhas” every evening on the banks of Vaidya
Sarovar. Whoever wants to participate, please come and participate. Today, again, the subject for “Vaakyaartha
Sadhas” is: Perception, Fact, Truth, Reality. Debate on it. Have “Vaakyaartha Sadhas”
on it. And I am encouraging “Vaakyaartha Sadhas” everywhere. All the Mahants should
lead “Vaakyaartha Sadhas” everywhere, in all our ashrams, temples, gurukuls, schools, vidhyalayas, and in all the campuses. Through “Vaakyaartha Sadhas” you will internalize and intranalyze these great truths again and again and again. We will have the “Vaakyaartha Sadhas”
as per the tradition – with betel leaf, betel nut, lime paste. That is the traditional
way of having the debate. We will have the “Vaakyaartha Sadhas” as per the tradition
every day. With this, I bless you all! Let you all radiate
with Integrity, Authenticity, Responsibility, Enriching, Causing Living Advaitha, eternal
bliss, Nithyananda! Thank you!


  • What a generous offer by Swamiji. I thought being able to see him daily on YouTube was great. But being able to go and stay at the Ashram for free……….
    ……Todays Lesson: Life is about expanding from Perception to Fact, Fact to Truth, and Truth to Reality. 

  • " “Love” means, making yourself as a catalyst for everyone’s reality. “Nothing more can be done!” – to THAT extent! Not only you should perceive “whatever you can you have done”, but everyone also should feel “whatever you can, you have done it for making everyone’s reality”. That is what is “Love”. " – Swamiji in this Satsang. I received many beautiful Clicks ! 🙂

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  • These satsangs were among the very first discourses I watched live by Swamiji. I was really intrigued by his explanations of perception, fact, truth, and reality – and the difference between each one. It really makes so much sense, and I use this as a reference in my life all the time. We feel our perceptions as facts/truth/reality, but they are only at the level of perception. This knowledge helps to drop judgment. And when our inner space is free of judgment, we're able to let more power and possibility flow through our being – be a pure channel for life and its happenings without hangovers of the past.

    I love this "Love means making yourself as a catalyst for everyone's reality" – this definition is mind-blowing. Instead of selfishly thinking of only ourselves, when we love someone, we should be fulfilling their needs and we can become fulfilled through that. When we live with this cognition, life simply flows.

  • Thanks Swamiji, I will have to keep this in mind as I unclutch from my incompletions. It's so easy to forget but this really puts surrender into perspective!

  • In this profound delivery of the Isha Upanishad, Verse I, Paramahamsa Nithyananda declares how his goal is to lead us to higher reality.
    Life is all about evolving our cognition from perception to fact, fact to truth and truth to reality. That’s all. Nothing to do with so-called bliss, love, renunciation and yoga; all these are side effects.

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