Synchronicity:Universe’s Plan

According to Vedanta, there are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness. The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don’t bother you anymore. You become light-hearted and full of joy. The second symptom is that you encounter more and more meaningful coincidences in your life, more and more synchronicities. And this accelerates to the point where you actually experience the miraculous.

-Deepak Chopra

Synchronicity is the phenomenon of experiencing two or more events as meaningfully related, though they are unlikely to be causally related. The are perceived as a “meaningful coincidence”, although the events need not be exactly simultaneous in time.

I claim that this amazing phenomenon is infact a work of the universe’s plan. I claim that consciousness is bending the universe to fulfill the desires of the Universe.

So what do I mean when I say the above statement? I mean that we are literally bending the forces of the universe and bringing about synchronicities in the universe knowingly or unknowingly to fulfill Universe’s desires or plans.

As Deepak Chopra says that it’s a sign of enlightenment, we may say that it is the universe trying to reveal its intelligence and truth through synchronicity.

So why do I say Universe’s plan? Because how else could you define “meaningful coincidences”? If the universe wasn’t intelligence then how come the universe is creating synchronicities. (Here my definition of the universe is much greater than the physical universe. I also mean the psychic universe.)

The Universe is creating interconnected ripples in itself. Every action we do has effects on millions of other beings even if the effect is very infinitesimally small. This means we matter. Our lives matter. Our existence matter.

This brings us to miracles. One has encountered miraculous situations once in his/her lifetime. And this is where the effects of synchronicity becomes evident in clear sight. Also it may also show us a glitch in the universe or the act of the universe’s miraculous power.

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Factors For The Degree Of Freewill

Freewill and Determinism differs not in kind but in degree.

I say this because I believe from my experience that freewill is not the same for everyone. Some people have less freewill than others.

I feel that there are certain factors which make this degree of freewill different in different people. Some of them may be-

  1. Attitude– Its obvious. If a person has a positive attitude and he/she thinks positive and does not let the mind bring in the negative automatic thoughts then the person will have more freewill than a person who lets his/her mind do its thing.
  2. Stage of Development– If a person is in the stage Blue(lower) of Spiral Dynamics and another person who is in the stage Yellow(higher) of Spiral Dynamics then the person in the Yellow stage feels like he has more freewill and maybe he has more freewill as in he is not as confined by his sense of self(ego) as the stage Blue person.
  3. Realization of the illusion of freewill– Now I said that a higher stage or higher conscious person has more freewill but here I mean ego when I say the illusion of freewill. In my opinion there is freewill but the egotistical person does not have freewill but he thinks he has it. And the higher conscious person who realises that he was fooling himself before when he was egotistical, he has real free will.
  4. Thinking that synchronicity makes freewill impossible– One forgets that there is something called consciousness and being. When we are conscious we can do many things that would have been otherwise impossible. Like controlling any emotion that we have. If you feel angry and you feel like it’s inappropriate then you are conscious and you would likely try to control your anger and be present in the moment. This consciousness is what makes freewill real in my opinion. Without consciousness maybe freewill never existed.
  5. And many other factors.

So there are some factors which decide to what degree a person has freewill. This is purely my opinion.

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What’s the point of life? Answered here.

“What’s the point of life? Why am I doing this? What is it for?”, you ask yourself and forget it and then you go on to the next pursuit of happiness.

My claim is that your question can be answered and the answer to your question is that you are chasing the wrong thing. There is in fact nothing to pursue. Now this is not so simple as it sounds. You need to do your karma and you need to work and be detached to the results of your works as well as pursue nothing.

I would like to make a distinction between pursuing some goal and doing something not for the goal because you are already satisfied with what you have and you want to do something.You instead do it because that’s your life’s purpose or dharma or duty. Do you see the difference? In the first case there is pursuit and in the second case there is “play”.

“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” -Alan Watts

I use the word “play” in a similar sense as Alan Watts uses the word.

In the ancient days of India the duty of man was clearly defined. They did not have much freedom to choose. But now in this 21st century world you have the freedom to choose what’s our life’s purpose or dharma or duty. If you think saving the whales and endangered animals is your life’s purpose, then that’s what you may do. No one will stop you. But you do need to remember that that’s your dharma and you must do it as if you are doing it without attachment to the results.

The term “without attachment” here is a bit tricky though. It may seem like neglecting the consequences or becoming lazy but that’s not at all what is meant by the word “without attachment”.

To understand how you may lead a life of purpose,dharma or duty and work without attachment, please read the book The Bhagavad Gita with The Commentary of Sri Sankaracharya.

It means “realize it is play”. It means that you may do your work and enjoy it truly and with that playfulness comes the joy of life and you no more worry or become greedy for the results of your work.

As you observe yourself and your thoughts and actions more carefully, you will realise how much judgement,manipulation and attachment is there in your life. I also have them and most people have them too.

But now another question may come up in your mind that isn’t stopping or removing this attachment the goal of life? Isn’t spiritual enlightenment the goal of life?

My answer is find out for yourself.

Its paradoxical. On the one hand there is no goal and on the other there is the goal of enlightenment.

My personal opinion is that spiritual enlightenment is not the goal. Its the consequence of realising that there is no goal. In fact realizing that there is no goal is Spiritual Enlightenment.( its my opinion and not the absolute truth)

You may listen to me and believe that there is no goal. But if you are still unhappy with your life or if you think that if you get something then you will be happy, then you have not realised the truth about my claim. But more on that later in another post.

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How To Have Peace Of Mind?

Instead of fighting the light,you bring in the light.“-Eckhart Tolle

[before sharing this I would like to thank Eckhart Tolle for his amazing work on spirituality.]

Since the beginning of time man has been afraid of darkness. The natural reason being the uncertainty and fear that comes for survival. Wild animals, poisonous creatures and other unseen dangers are some of the things that may threaten man’s survival in the darkness. But slowly with evolution, man learnt to light fire and protect himself from the dangers that threaten his life.

Today the same danger lurks within every man. Man has looked into the darkness and the fear still haunts him. He has been able to remove the darkness outside him but he has not been able to do so with the darkness inside him.

He is suffering. He is afraid of failure. He struggles with not the outer world anymore,rather this internal battles have consumed him completely.

If this is getting too much story-like, then I will write some studies.

So how can we solve this problem?

As the famous saying goes- All the answer to your problems lie inside of you.

Yes and that is my answer. Sit down with your back straight and breath in and breathe out and focus on the emotions that you are feeling, listen to what your mind is saying, and be mindful. Be in the present moment. And do this for 2-3 minutes.

To learn more about how to be present in the moment, you may read Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now.

My point is that to have true peace of mind one has to be present in the moment. It sounds simple and it in fact is simple. And its not meditation. Its being consciously present in the moment. You can do it with your eyes open.

By being present in the moment most of your suffering will be diminished. Physical pain may remain but the mental suffering will be gone.

I can say this from experience that “Suffering can never be in the present moment.” because when you become present you are no longer suffering. Only thinking about the past and anticipating about the future brings suffering.

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