Greater the WILL – Greater the Freedom

Please Refer my post “Take Life as an Experiment”
If we know that we are free, then why are we not free, why are we scared, why are we miserable? If all actions are experiments then why are we not experimenting with something out of the world and living a miserable life today?
Why are we not aiming to reach the starts?

Why are we living a low life today?
What has happened to our utter freedom?
If the results are not in our control or if the results do not exist at all, then we should be free, there should be no misery at all,but why then we are so full of misery?
Where is our freedom to be free, though theoretically we should be utterly free?
The absence of results and presence of only action should give us the freedom to reach for the starts, it gives us freedom to be anything we want, but where is our utter freedom?
Why are we not free today to do anything we want?
Why are we not full of bliss and glory?
Why do we choose to be a beggar and not a millionaire?
Why cant we dream big and change our thoughts and dreams into reality?
Why can we not be the best in the world in any thing we do?
Why do not we aim to be be the best of the best?
As I told you, all actions are experiments, why do not we experiment with something worthwhile?
What has happened to us? Theoretically we are free – we are supposed to be free – but why are we not? This is the question. If it is theoretically possible, then practically it must be possible.So what stops it?

This is because we are only confined to our small minds. We make others goals as our goals. Our goals are limited to the goals of others. We cant think beyond. Our mind is very small and this world or rather this universe if open – infinite and unending. This is because we are result oriented and our results are what others are doing today. This is because we fear failure, which may happen tomorrow and fail to understand that tomorrow does not exist. The presence to tomorrow gives rise to the mind or the mind gives rise to results and tomorrow. This is because we make someone else’s goal into our tomorrow. This is because our mind tells us that we are small and cannot be big.We dream big, but we stop thinking that we will not be able to. This is because we think that we are helpless. This is because we think we can never be the best of the best.
Summarily – we are stopped by our mind – this mind is the barrier. We stop because we think we will not be able to move forward – WE STOP BECAUSE WE THINK THAT WE WILL STOP.
What can lead us through – IT IS THE “WILL”. One has to understand that the will is not the mind – the mind thinks, but the will makes us act – the mind gives the idea – and it is because of the will that we realize the Idea.
The mind gives you the dream, it gives you desires and at the same time it stops you from realizing them. It is through shear will power that one can overcome anything in this universe.
One has to understand that the will and the mind are opposites – the mind stops and the will overcomes, the will takes us through – greater the barrier (mind) – stronger the will – the will is divine- it is the divine that gets converted into will and it can grow to that extent that it can make you completely free – the will can make you infinite.

Creativity

Creativity happens when one aligns himself or herself to the supreme intelligence, the only intelligence. If you look around, you will see that each and every human is utterly unique. All humans are different. This shows that nature is the greatest creator, it does not repeat.

If you want to be creative, you have to align yourself with the supreme intelligence. You have to push yourself beyond the mind. Then you do not have to be creative, creativity will happen.

The Walking Experiment – To Know the Inner Voice

If we watch ourselves carefully, we will know that we are always in a hurry. Whatever we are doing, walking, eating, driving, working, we are always in a hurry to finish. But we do not know the reason for our hurried-ness  We do not know what will we do after we finish what we are doing now. But we are always in the hurry to finish.

This hurried-ness comes is unconsciousness. We don’t know but we hurry. If you read my post “Why we hate? – The exercise”, you will know that we are not one, but we are divided into so many identities. Some of then we are already and the other identities, we want to be. But this whole thing is imaginary. All the “I”s are imaginary.

We are in a hurry because, we fear that if we are late, we might cease to be what we think we are, we may no longer be the “I” we think we are. These “I”s make us who we are, otherwise who we would be. But the strangest part is that, all these “I”s are imaginary and we keep chasing and protecting these “I”s all our lives. It is just like you imagine someone has thrown a ball high up, an imaginary ball, thrown high up by an imaginary person, and you run to catch the imaginary ball in reality. This is madness.

All those things that are in your mind are imaginary, they cannot be real, but take them to be real, they make us who we are, how can we let them go? The only reality is here and now.

In your mind, automatically you are put in a situation, good or bad, whatever, and then another “I” emerges rationalizes the situation. If it is a bad situation, the “I” says “don’t worry everything will be fine” and if it is a good situation, you rejoice in your imagination. But the unfortunate part is that everything is imaginary, except what you are doing here and now.

In your mind, several “I”s emerge and they keep talking with each other and the “Real” you does something else. But we are not able to do something else, we get involved in the argument or discussion between the “i”s in our mind. By “We” I mean another “I”, forms and takes part in the mental discussion. Two “I”s are discussing and we take the form of another “I” and join the discussion in our mind, all imaginary. “I” after “I” forms and we are lost in the discussion.

The moment we take part in the discussion, we are lost from the real world. If we are walking our walk takes the rhythm of the discussion that is going on. If we are driving, our driving takes the rhythm of the inner talk. This happens because we remain unaware of the inner talk. The moment you are aware of the inner talks, the inner talk stops.

Most of us are unaware of this inner talk. I have devised an exercise that would let you know your inner talk. It is as follows:

Most of the time, when we are walking with someone, we see that the speed of our walk increases and becomes very fast. We are continuously talking and our walking gets faster and faster and reaches a point where our legs start to ache. Then we slow down. Till the time, our legs did not ache, we did not realize that we are walking so fast. But we did not start with an intention or objective to walk fast. But it happened. This happened because, our walk took the rhythm of our talk.

The same happens when you are walking alone. We start slow but then the speed increases when we have walked for some time. We think we are alone but we are not. What will happen to all these “I”s. We are actually many, may be hundreds, all alive and kicking! They are talking discussing their survival strategies. And every moment another “I” emerge and take part in the discussion, all imaginary, but we think that it is us.

The walking exercise:

  1. Start walking alone on a road or a park, a place which is not so crowded

  2. With time your speed will increase but you will not know about it.So I suggest you put an alarm so that it reminds you in 10 minutes time after you have started.

  3. The moment the alarm rings – stop for 5 minutes – you may sit, if you find a place to sit nearby

  4. Just watch your mind – The thoughts and you walk were “synergizing” each other. They were moving at a same speed, the thoughts in your mind, and your walk. The thoughts had also taken up a momentum. The moment you stop walking and sit. The thoughts, having a momentum, will continue in the same speed for some time. This is the time, when you will come to know your inner chatter very clearly.

  5. Start walking very slowly after 5 minutes of sitting. – I mean very slowly – you will notice that the chatter will be minimum when you walk very slowly. Keep walking for 10 minutes very slowly. In these ten minutes, if you are aware, you will slowly feel that, as time is passing after you have started walking slowly, the intensity of the inner chatter is increasing very slowly.

These 5 steps will very clearly let you know you inner chatter. It will let you know what you are thinking all the time. You are discussing all the time in your mind. In step 4, when you watch your mind, things will be very clear. If you continue with this exercise for 5 days, you will know all your major inner arguments, because our arguments are all repetitive.

Once you know your inner chatter, you will realize that you are not actually who you think you are. You will come to know that you are most of the time an imaginary identity in your mind, discussing with all other identities.

Then your actions will change, because, you will earlier only aware of the inner chatter and took it for reality. Now you will have options, whether to act as per the requirement of this moment or go as per the inner imaginary chatter in your mind.

These imaginary identities are kept alive only by thinking. The more you are unconscious, lost in your mind, the more they are prominent and alive. The more you throw the light of your awareness on them, they vanish.  This is the reason why humans are always thinking, they need time to think, they need time for relaxation, so that they can always think, unconsciously, and keep them alive.

Knowing your inner imaginary chatter, and understanding that it is all imaginary and acting as per the requirement of the moment will completely change your life for the better.

Consciousness and Creativity

“With human beings there are two possibilities. Either he can be an agent of his mind, which old, which is knowledge or he can be an agent of Consciousness, which is GOD, which is the supreme Intelligence, the Creation.
If he chooses to remain an agent of his mind, he remains old, he never creates, because the  mind is not the creator. If he chooses his consciousness, he starts creating, his whole life becomes new.

The choice is left to him”
 
We have been learning from the time we were born. Learning happens automatically because it is pure space when we are born. That is why a child learn anything new faster than adults. Whatever inputs we get through the sense, it gets stored in our Consciousness, which is pure space. All that we take in, is knowledge. Whatever we see, whatever we hear, whatever we read, whatever is taught, whatever we practice, it gets stored in our memory and forms our mind. Our mind is nothing but all your past knowledge, jumbled up like noodles in space. The space is consciousness. The knowledge forms the mind. So, there is knowledge and there is consciousness.

Since, at this moment, now, whatever we have accumulated was in the past, all our knowledge is of the past. When we are spontaneous to this moment, we are not referring to the knowledge that we have gained in the past. Referring to our minds and the stored knowledge, means referring to the past. Nothing new can come out of it. But we get into auto mode, we constantly keep referring to our minds, even if we do not want. Referring to our minds is thinking. Thinking simply is browsing through the contents in our memory. Nothing new comes out of it.
 
Let us say you have joined a music school because you want to learn playing Guitar.
 
Initially it is very difficult. You will find all excuses not to go to the school to learn. There is a desire to learn because you know how beautiful it is and how sweet it sounds and if you play well, it makes you popular. But whenever you have to go to the music school, you get irritated.  You will find all the excuses not to go. Even if you go, you are not able to concentrate. It will be so difficult that to learn a single note, it takes months. You start becoming impatient. You  somehow drag for few more days and may quit after few months of torture.

Most of us do quit and try to avoid things that are new. This is because we are confined to our minds and we do not have spaces to be filled with the new.

Creation of spaces to let the new come in, is the only objective of humans.

Consciousness is the space where this learning happens.  This is the place where everything new is stored, when we make space. It is stored when we force in something new. It has to forced initially because  For the new learning to be stored space is required and that is not there. This causes enormous resistance and we quit.

The space where everything happens, even the unimaginable happens, is consciousness. But we cannot do the unimaginable because we do not have access to our consciousness. We are limited to our minds and Knowledge. But we are unaware that there is something that goes beyond our minds, that is our consciousness and it has the ability to take in the whole universe.
 
What you can do is in this situation – Use what I call the “Third Force”
 

“The ability to stick to one decision in your life..solves all your problems..it takes you forward, this one decision is a third force..the opposites are first and second..there will be various rights and wrongs (First and second)..there will be various good and bad (First and Second)..but the decision goes beyond both..it is the Third Force..This will make you go beyond the good and bad..the right and wrong..otherwise you keep swinging between the first and second..”

Gautama Buddha used the third force for his enlightenment. A third force is a commitment. He took a decision that he would not get up till the time he has the answers to all his questions, and was committed to it.

Gautama Buddha became the third force.

After using the third force, you start learning music. Music was beyond your knowledge, it was not a part of your mind but you have “decided” to go into it. You have decided to create space. Remember, all decisions are to create space or are taken to expand your consciousness. Initially you resisted, but you have forced yourself into it and the new knowledge – MUSIC – forces into your consciousness creating space.  If there is no space, how will the new come in?  Even you have learnt little you have created some space. You have started. If there is no space,  It will always stay out, that means you will never learn. It is so full now that you will not allow anything else to come in. This is your resistance. You feel this resistance as some block in your body. You must have felt it in many unwanted situations that you encounter in day to day life.
 
But now since you have taken the help of the third force, despite the felling of resistance, you slowly create space and learning is forced inside. The  third force itself created little space for the start. It crated space for the first step. You then start gaining knowledge from your teacher.  The space keeps increasing. Things starts getting easier as more and more space is created. You slowly, as years pass, master all that can be taught by your teacher. You master all the books and everything that is available. By the time you learn everything that is available, you have created enough space and music becomes very easy, it just flows without any resistance.
 
But do you start creating? Do you start something that no one has done before?
 
No, because you are still confined to your teacher and books and all that is available outside. 
During these time, there is a chance that a person quits. He thinks that he has learn everything. He gets bored and irritated. Because it is the same thing he is doing again and again. 
 
What we do not understand is that during the course of learning over these years, we have expanded our consciousness to a very high degree. Now if one continues, he GOES BEYOND KNOWLEDGE, HE GOES BEYOND LEARNING, HE GOES BEYOND MIND.

Now, he has consumed everything that is available. What happens if he still keeps playing his guitar? What will he play, what will he refer to? his teacher, his Books, the websites, NO.

If he stops playing, he will remain an agent of the books, the external knowledge, of his mind. But if he keeps playing, having created the space, creation will play its music, it will be called his composition, it will be the music of the supreme intelligence, the only creator.
 
If he sits with is guitar, with all the books closed and away from his teacher, his fingers will move on their own and something new will be created. He will go beyond all that and start CREATING MUSIC. In the space he created by accessing the so created space, GOD takes over him, the creation takes over him, the only intelligence takes over him and he just becomes AN AGENT OF THE SUPREME INTELLIGENCE. The kind of music he plays then or creates, goes beyond this world, goes beyond books and his teacher. At this point, he does not remain a player any more, he becomes and agent and the creation plays its music.

At his point, when spaces have been created, not only music, whatever he wants he can do. This place is empty. It is pure space. If he knew cooking, and he decides to cook, in no time he will come up with a new recipe, which will again be something very new. It will again be something created by the Creation using him as an agent. 

If he does not do anything, even then something will happen in the space created. Whatever happens will be that of the supreme intelligence or God whatever you may call it.

This is creativity. Creativity happens when you create space for the “Supreme Intelligence” to act making you as its agent.

Understanding Consciousness Part 2

The basis of innovation is this consciousness. All creations happen in this space. You may not understand or define consciousness, but to innovate you must know that it exists.

This is a continuation of my previous post.
 
My thoughts here are again haphazard, I have put down whatever has come in my mind randomly.
 
Consciousness cannot be defined or understood. But you will surely know that it is there. There is enough evidence that it is there.
 
Humans are always in a dilemma. I am not talking about the small dilemmas of day to day life. And for a dilemma there has to be “two” and these two things are “Mind” and “Consciousness”. There is a major dilemma and all small dilemmas are branches of the major dilemma that is – Humans are stuck between – “Mind” and “No-Mind”. There is a dilemma because you do not know what it is, but it is there. 

If it was only the mind, only “Objects” then there would have been no dilemma. Or it was only the consciousness, only   “space” even then there would have been no dilemma. But the truth is that, humans are somewhere between – Objects and Space. And for a dilemma there has to be “two” and these two things are “Mind” and “Consciousness”.
 
Humans are indecisive. What gives rise to this indecisiveness? Indecisiveness means the inability for humans to make a decision. When you have have to make a decision? When there are more than one options available. 
 
You are indecisive because you have imagined the two or more options available. You have seen it in your mind. To imagine, you need space. All these imaginations are happening in your consciousness.
 
You hear the inner talk with the help of your inner years, you see the imaginations with your inner eyes. There is an inner world. Development of your inner eyes and ears is developing awareness. This is developing of your the “Knower”. The more aware you are of the inner world, the more you know, because, you have to get out of the mind and see the mind from the hill top. You need a space to stand. The place where you will stand and watch is your consciousness.
 
Consciousness is the place where this inner argument happens. There has to be space somewhere for this inner argument to happen. Something should move from here to there and then again back here. Something is moving. There is space required for this movement.
 
For someone like the Buddha, this space is as big as the universe, it is unending. The inner argument becomes so small that it has no existence. His consciousness becomes a part of “Creation” or “Existence”. A Buddha is no longer driven by his mind or thoughts or inner voice. He becomes one with existence. He becomes a part of “universal” intelligence, which is the only intelligence.
 
You must have noticed that we are always in a hurry. We walk hurriedly, we talk hurriedly, we work hurriedly and are always try to finish what we are doing. This is because we are more in our inner worlds and we try to avoid the outer. If we walk fast or drive fast, we will skip the external, we are not allowing the external to come in, or the “new” to come in. What it is that is blocking the “new”? There must be something, but where is it? The internal world is blocking the external “new” from entering your “space” or Consciousness. The internal is stationed in your Consciousness. It is another world, as big as the world outside. 
 
The space where the internal is stationed is your consciousness.
 
In my post, “Ego -The Greatest Obstacle to Creativity and Innovation”, I have written that the mind of a new born baby is Blank. It is not actually the mind that is blank. The mind can never be blank. 
 
Mind is nothing but a “all-jumbled-up” collection of thoughts, imaginations, inner voice and all our learning. How can it be blank?
 
Mind is generally thought of as a box where our thoughts lives. There is no box. A box means that there is a boundary. A box means there is a limitation. It is actually the thoughts, dreams and imagination floating in Consciousness. 
 
These thoughts and dreams become your mind and the rest is free space. This free space is consciousness.
 
 
But we are only aware of these thoughts, dreams and Imaginations, but not the space where these thoughts live. The whole space is open and unending. You will never be able to see the end, if you want. This space is the place for countless possibilities.
 
This space also tells us that humans are “Infinite”. Human beings are boundless. Humans have all the abilities to absorb all the good and the bad in the space. Once you are aware of this space, you become that space and all the opposites (Good, bad, right and wrong) become a part of this space. You take everything on your side, you take everything with you.
 
A new born baby’s mind is pure consciousness. As it takes in more and more information from the senses, the mind forms with time. And the baby when grows up and becomes a man. He is only aware of these thoughts and Imaginations, lives in the thoughts and imaginations being completely unaware of the place where these thoughts live. He is unaware that this space is not his mind and this space is available to him. This space is unexplored. 
 
The ability of Consciousness to absorb everything, without a program” is what differentiates humans from robots and Pure Intelligence from “artificial intelligence”. 
 
Consciousness contains the universal intelligence or if the universe is considered limited, it is the intelligence of the space that contains the universe and beyond. It is the only intelligence. It is the intelligence that makes everything happens.
 
Humans can learn without being programmed. The consciousness is “Space” and contains everything. May be it is the only “program” that governs everything in this universe. It is the only intelligence.
 
It is like vacuum and takes in whatever it encounters, and still has endless capacity. 
 
Robot cannot learn without a program. The basis of artificial intelligence is a computer program. The program is a product of human mind. Something old, something of the past. The robot is not a robot unless it is programmed. 
 
The basis of humans is consciousness – “space”, beyond the mind. The mind with all its knowledge is a part of consciousness. The mind is human, consciousness is divine
 
The basis of an artificially intelligent robot is Program, it is a product of the mind. And the mind is a part of consciousness. So a robot no matter how powerful it is, it will always be inferior to intelligence. 
 
The robot has not come out of the universal intelligence, which is the only intelligence. It has not come out without human intervention. Robots did not exist before humans exists. And that is why it is artificial. It is artificial but not intelligent. It can never be.
 
The mind is human, consciousness is divine. Artificial intelligence is a part of the mind. To understand better – The mind is a subset of Consciousness, and artificial intelligence is a part of the mind. 
 
It goes one way like – Consciousness >>Mind>>Artificial Intelligence.  Anything that is of the mind is not consciousness, it is “matter”, it is an “object”, and consciousness is neither matter nor object. Artificial Intelligence  is confined to the mind. Since it is of the mind, it stays within the mind and  completely unaware of “no-mind”. It can be either mind or consciousness or in other words, Object or space. Space cannot be object and object cannot be space. 

When a person is Enlightened, the consciousness becomes pure. He does away with the mind, or matter or objects and surrenders to the universal intelligence. This is what happened to Gautama, the Buddha. He became divine.

But what happens when you clear the mind of the robot? It stops. It becomes dead. A robot or Artificial intelligence remains in the mind, in the objects, in the programming. Once you remove that, it dies.

Understanding Innovation

Innovation is surely not a myth.  But being the innovator is a myth. 
All ‘goals and objectives’ to Innovate is a myth. You simply cannot innovate. You cannot forcibly make innovation happen. You cannot create anything by wanting to create.

But we seem to spend millions of dollars to innovate. Companies spend millions of dollars hiring the best people to innovate. 

What they do is they force Innovation. They create teams, create goals and timelines to Innovate. It has become a rule that every company should Innovate to survive.  Yes, companies need to innovate to survive. But the fact is that innovation cannot be forced.

The moment you make innovation into a goal. It doesn’t happen. Any goal is of the mind. It is known. Anything you aim, you objective will be one of the files in your memory.

Making innovation into a goal is the greatest obstacle to innovation.

INNOVATION HAPPENS!

Creation is the job of Nature. Nature is constantly creating.You start creating when you align yourself with nature. Innovation happens when you become an agent of “Existence”.

One must understand that innovation is bringing the new into this world. And the new cannot be brought about by thinking. Thinking is just browsing through the files of stored in our memory. All that is there in the memory is dead. It is old. It is all the matter that we have accumulated by our conditioning. It is all the information that we have gathered from books, television, magazines, movies and other media. 

You can only take-in things that already exist. How can you take in something that does not exist? So your memory consists of the old, the used and that already exists. 

You cannot take-in anything that is not yet. You have to create it first, and then take in. This shows that all that has been taken-in is Old. All the memory is old and all thinking is  browsing through the old. Thinking cannot be innovation or creation.

Most of the time or almost all the time, we are searching through our own database, our memory. How can we create? Our memory is Old. Things we would create will  also be old. We go into auto mode or rather I would say, we are all the time in auto thinking mode. We Automatically go into thinking or imagination mode and what all we imagine or think is all memory. Innovation becomes Impossible.

You must have experienced that thinking and imagination happens on its own. It has become natural. We cannot stay without thinking. It has now become very difficult to be here and now and not think. We are most of the time lost in thought. It takes a lot of effort to come to this moment. We are no more natural. We have become abnormal.

Now you know why we cannot create the new or Innovate. 

If you read my previous posts that there is a voice in our head, which is the voice of the ego. We are one with the voice. This voice is old. The more we are with the voice, we remain old, we remain confined to our memory. We cannot innovate.
Innovations happens on its own, whenever we are not with the voice. There are moments when we are not with the voice and during these moments, you become an agent for existence to work through you. 

Creation happens when the “Knower” within has evolved and the “Actor” has separated itself from the voice.

It is as if the programming has been completely removed. The memory has been deleted. 

A robot, in this situation, would have failed. The robot would have stood still because all the the instructions in its memory has been removed. But a human will not. He will start responding to this moment. He will act even if there is nothing in its memory. He will start learning. He will see and learn, watch others and learn. Just like a child. Without the memory the man becomes a child again. 

And this is Pure Intelligence, the intelligence of a child. Not memory, but intelligence. Remember memory is not intelligence. 

Intelligence is the ability to respond to the need of this moment, when you don’t know what to do, never taught what to do, never learnt what to do. Just pure action. This is what separates Intelligence from Artificial Intelligence.

Under such circumstance, using pure intelligence and no memory, INNOVATION happens.

Innovation cannot be thought, It cannot be aimed. It cannot be planned. It cannot be taught. It cannot be learnt. It cannot be made into a goal or Objective.

In other words, innovation happens when thinking stops and intelligence takes over.

The truth is “Innovations just happens” and it happens in Consciousness. It happens when you become the agent of the “Supreme Intelligence”, the only intelligence.