”Choose to focus your time, energy and conversation around people who inspire you, support you and help you to grow you into your happiest, strongest, wisest self.”
It is said that a subtle form of energy, ojas, can help transport you to a world without boundaries.
By our very nature, there is one part which is the instinct of self-preservation — which constantly defines boundaries and protects them. If you go by the laws of physical nature, self-preservation is naturally the main process. If it is happening well, the next immediate thing that physical existence demands are procreation. But that is also self-preservation — preservation of the species. This is all that the physician knows — and that’s good. If the physician did not have any sense of self-preservation, you wouldn’t exist.
However, there is another dimension of a human being which always longs to be something more than what you are right now. It does not matter who you are, how big you are or what you have become in your life, you still long to become something more than who you are right now. This means there is something within you which does not like boundaries, which is constantly longing to become boundless — you are seeking the infinite itself.That is wonderful, but the problem is you are seeking it in installments. If you go by installments, you can go through a lifetime and realize you are still not fulfilled. You can never reach the infinite by counting 1-2-3-4-5; it will only become ‘endless counting’.Unless you use the right instrument, you will not get there.
”When you show deep empathy toward others, their defensive energy goes down, and positive energy replaces it. That’s when you can get more creative in solving problems.”
To move from ‘bound to boundless,’ you don’t have a vehicle right now because all that you have is physical. And it is the definition of a boundary which defines physicality. If you are looking for something boundless, it has to be non-physical. You have to create a vehicle for yourself which is non-physical but can still retain a certain form. Ojas is a subtler form of energy, a dimension where you generate a nonphysical energy, but still, it has its own individual form.That is used as a vehicle. If you create sufficient ojas around you, your passage in this existence will be well lubricated.You will see life happens effortlessly for you. Wherever you go, you move smoothly.There may be much turmoil around you, but somehow your passage is always clear, and you keep going.You can live in such a way that other people think you are superhuman, simply because you have a well-rounded ojas hanging around you. In far eastern cultures, an enlightened being is referred to as an ‘enso.’An enso means a circle. A circle is the shape of least resistance. If you create sufficient ojas around you, you become circular in your existence so that your passage into existence is with least resistance. A mediator is someone who has set up an industry of ojas.When we eat food, generally, in an individual, most of the food is converted into the physical body.A small part of it is becoming ojas.When you do your — yogic practices which involve inner energy processes — we are trying to change this ratio; we want to convert a large part of our food into ojas.The whole process of Yoga is to turn this ‘factory’ which makes food into flesh and waste, into a factory to transform the same food into a much subtler possibility, which makes the divine accessible to you. When a person has a huge ojas about him, everything that is celestial and divine becomes like normal communication.You simply see and perceive things because your energies have become so subtle.Why one individual’s presence seems to be so strong and transforming, and another’s weak is simply because of the quality, the intensity, and the volume of ojas he carries with him. There are many things people may do which dissipate and destroy the growth of ojas. Improper attitudes, negative thoughts and emotions, and various types of mental activity can do that. Certain types of physical activity, excessive sexuality, over-indulgence in food, overconsumption of stimulants, and being in contaminated atmospheres can also do it.
Plug The Holes
With Yoga and spiritual practices you fill the tank, but then because you spring leaks in it, it takes so long for a person to build ojas. If you know how to plug all the holes, suddenly you will see that the kind of energy you gather around yourself is enormous. Spirituality means going into processes that can enhance your ojas and change the very fundamentals of your life — to take you to a completely different experience and joy within you, a blissfulness which is not only yours but which will be everyone’s around you.Your meditation is not only about yourself. If 25 people become truly meditative, the whole town will become peaceful without knowing why.Without having any idea about what is happening to them, there will be a certain sense of settling. The deeper one goes into it, the more of a device you become for everyone’s well-being. It is not by merely talking about good things that true peace and well-being will come. Only when people carry the right kind of energy around them, only when their ojas is such that a hundred people can sit under their shadow and experience it, will well-being truly happen.