My dear friends,
Communism claims that it is materialistic and the religions claim that they are spiritualistic.
But how this nonsense approach come into existence I don’t understand. Are we so stupid, so unscientific and so gullible? Yes may be.
Religions claim that they are spiritualistic, that means they are spiritual oriented, first and foremost for them is spiritual values and they least interested in material world. This is true and they behaved that way at least in India and the outcome is that India becomes poor and unscientific. Not only that, the so called spiritualists, most of them except a few - and those few anyhow need no philosophy for their way of life – they all become escapists, hypocrites and blind believers. They have become spiritualists only for easy food and shelter and lazy life. No search involved. They simply pretend like disciples or followers for some path of somebody and slowly, slowly they even forget this pretendness and they simply started believing that this is the way of life for them. Simply believe and beg the so called god or guru. Take no responsibility, no initiative, keep your desires suppressed, condemn yourself and condemn the people who enjoy life. But what kind of spirituality is this? What kind of maturity is this? What they lived and experienced? They become parasites of the society.Moreover the spiritual leaders become the secret agents of the kings who ruled. In the name of religion they create all god stories or puranas to support the king, to enslave the people, ideas which will suppress the poor, suppress the revolt against the rulers. They keep rules separate for kings, separate for poor, separate for rich, separate for themselves. All temples of god or avatars or gurus are used as a social means to control and console the people. What kind of spirituality is this? This is a cunning politics in the name of spirituality.
What kind of spiritual philosophy they held? A creator god, a maintenance god, a destroyer god – looks like running a factory. A linga, the phallic symbol to worship and this can be understood because in the olden days, children must be the wealth of the tribe because children means more power to fight, the group becomes stronger. And of course a child born out of intercourse and at the same time not every intercourse produces children. So the tribes must have worshipped the phallic symbol before and after making the intercourse, to make it a success by making the woman pregnant. And they worship sun, moon, rain, fire, elephant, lion etc., simply whatever frightens them and whatever’s favour they needed.Of course in the west, Christianity from the very beginning only pretends and so the church becomes the first and foremost corporate, the largest and richest corporate. The whole corporate culture of brainwashing the people and calling it the corporate philosophy is born out of it.
Ok. This is our spiritual history. Of course there were really few scientific and playful people around but after their death, the spiritual agents converted the whole life of these people as they want and used it to enslave the people more. For example Krishna’s life is converted into a story mine for the so called spiritualists. Also in case of Buddha, he was narrated as evil but still accepted as the avatar of god, of course an evil avatar and a foolish gullible story was made explaining why he has born like this.
In Tamilnadu, all the Buddhist and Jain temples were converted into Hindu temples with 1000 years but alas, now every Hindu temple carries a Sthala-purana (a fiction involving a god and a miracle performed at that place) of its own to explain how it comes into existence. What foolishness! Because only you are educated, you can write any rubbish and moreover the believers are not expected even to think against anything told about god. Doubting is beyond your limit. In recent past, just in 20th century, Raman Maharishi lived a very simple life, not preaching any god or any religion but only repeatedly told to search who you are. His whole teaching is condensed in three words, who am i? That’s all. But now if you go to the place where he lived, it is hilarious to see how he has been converted into a Hindu god to worship, pray and beg for favour.Now we see the great materialists. The communists, who think that they are great thinkers, and their Karl Marx, Lenin and Mao established a new way of life, founded new philosophy and revolutionalised the world.
On one hand, in the present practical world, the communists utterly failed, communism failed, the government under this philosophy failed. The basic reason for this is simple that no human is ready to get satisfied with food and shelter. Life is not merely food and shelter and 2 sets of dress per year. It is never ending process and there is no limit for it. Any philosophy has to fall short of it. The life is a search. The deepest feeling in every human being is this seeking, seeking what they may not know, but the deepest feeling is to seek and search. The search may be for the peace, the lost home, the lost womb, as the modern psychologists suggest. But everybody is in the process of seeking, seeking something, this is true.Now I take their philosophy of materialistic outlook. They say there is no spirit and only matter exists. The water runs and this doesn’t mean that the water has a soul. Nobody thinks like that. Then why only humans have to bring soul for his life behaviour? This is perfectly right. But what I ask them is, why they waste their time is fighting against the soul which is not existent. Because their whole philosophy of revolution and act of violence is based on this, that is treating the humans like basic material, so that you don’t feel guilt of killing the other human beings.
For me body is enough and I accept their stand. This material is enough. I live it; I live it totally, intensely, joyfully and playfully. I want to know it intrinsically, not only as an observer but also by feeling it, by living it. Is it wrong? For example take the case of water. It runs, it is his quality, that’s all; there is no soul, that’s right. Now the water jumps in some places, falls in some places, move slowly in some places, becomes vapour in somewhere, becomes cloud and wander on the sky somewhere, becomes ice and snow somewhere, Right? So like this I want to live my body’s life, my body’s potentialities, my body’s possibilities fully, Right? By living my body like this, new new feelings I get, like beauty, love, friendship, music, art, laugh, wonder, peace, silence, contend, sharing etc., etc., other than the animal emotions that comes with the body normally, Right?
Like this a feeling of organic unity with the existence also happened to somebody and they expressed that in their words. This is branded as spirituality by the so called religious leaders and was made as a philosophy and sold. This selling is absolutely wrong. But at the same time, refusing to live the life fully, negating the higher possibilities of human growth is also equally wrong. Are not they? Body is material, but material of many kinds. Feelings, thoughts, emotions, brain waves, memory systems, nervous current, etc., are very subtle materials and we should be open for more findings, more subtle things and no-things. What is in the name? You can call subtle material or soul or compassion or meditation or consciousness or witnessing or anything. But in the name of materialism, why you close the life of humans? This is again a trick to enslave the people, to hide your guilt of violence.All old time intellectuals turned into spiritualists and new age thinkers turned into materialists. But both want to exploit the poor and want to live a lazy life. In the olden times, the spiritual thinkers, in India the Brahmins and in every place some kind of priests, become the agent of the king and rich and join hands in exploiting the masses. In the 20th century, lot of intellectuals were neglected by the kings and the rich and so the intellectuals find the philosophy of materialism and they convince the masses of their exploitation and become leaders and win the power, comfort and prestige. So basically there is no truth in spiritualism and there is no truth in materialism. Both are ways and means for intellectuals to live in comfort and power.
All philosophies are hoax. Life is infinite. Life is indefinable. Life is vast and a dance in vast scale. Life is beyond the power of intellectual understanding. Life is a mystery. You can jump into it, merge with it, be it, taste it but you cannot control or conceive it by your mind. You can move into deeper realms of life, and those experiences or feelings are not expressible but truer than anything defined by the mind.So we live and love the life in its totality. It’s all dimensions. And to have the deepest feelings you need to touch the meditation and to have the highest comfort you need to touch the science. Science without deep feelings is having the beautiful drawing without the eyes and negating the body and its life and seeking deeper feelings is like you want to enjoy the ocean without even learning the swimming in the pool.
We live both and with deepest feeling called meditation, we understand that there is no separation in existence. No opposites in existence. All are complementary to each other, they support each other, they are joined in the deep and they are in deep organic unity. Left is not left and right is not right, they are one, not even one as separate, they are in the whole, like the bubbles in the ocean, they exist separately but they are not separate and they are ocean itself.Love,