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Dr K K Aggarwal

Why Doctors are called God?

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Modern medicine is only couple of hundred years old. Prior to that it was traditional medicine being used based on the local needs of the country. The oldest of them being Indian ayurvedic system of medicine originating from atharveda. Unani, Chinese, and Tibetan medicine probably are all off shoots of Ayurveda.

Doctors in India since Vedic time have been equated to God. This has continued even today even after modern medicine has taken over. No other profession whether it is priest, lawyers, judges, politicians, occupies the same status as that of the medical doctors. Medical profession is the noblest profession.

The role of a doctor is to remove the miseries and save the life of a person and that is one reason most of us think that a medical doctor has been given designation equivalent to that of God. But it has many other perspectives also.

A common man’s perspective of God is a force that can do and undo anything, for whom nothing is impossible, who is the final decision maker, whose decision cannot be challenged, who can give an instantaneous relief, who can punish and reward and he who overcomes miseries. He can also answer the unknown as he is supposed to know everything. In Bhagwad Gita and other vedic texts, GOD is equated to consciousness, a network of energized information, a force which cannot be burnt by fire, wet by water, dried by air or cut by weapon; a force which is omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient and still ever-pervading.

A trained qualified medical doctor who has his understanding based on the mind, body and soul has nearly the same characteristics. He overcome miseries, mystifies his presence as soon as he touches the patient, gives immediate relief which starts at the time he gives a healing touch to the patient, his decision often is considered final and whose decisions are almost predictable to 100%.

God is the person on whom one has blind belief and faith. At the time when a person is sick or in acute emergency the same belief and faith is seen in doctors.

According to Deepak Chopra in his book ‘How to Know God’ he has explained God of different levels. According to him a God is a person from amongst the society with one step higher level of consciousness. He describes, as per the Vedic text, seven different levels of consciousness a person can posses and they are at the level of fight & flight, reactive consciousness, restful alertness consciousness, intuitive consciousness, creative consciousness, sacred consciousness and unified consciousness. If we take this as the classification then even a ruler of the society may be considered God by many people. But if you take universal criteria then a person who has achieved sainthood, who sees the same consciousness in everybody, treats individuals without caste, creed and religion who overcome miseries of people irrespective of their age, status or paying capacity is the GOD. Doctor fits into these criteria.

For him every patient is the same and his job is to remove his or her miseries at that particular moment. Probably, this is another reason why doctors have been considered God at every level of perception and from every segment of the society.

Most people have fear of death, fear of unknown, fear of loss and fear of disability. Whenever there is an unknown fear they think of the God. A medical doctor is also remembered whenever there is a health crisis.

Ayurvedic text describes clearly chapters & chapters on the subject ‘how to predict death’. It describes symptoms, which, if present, with certainty one can say that this person is going to die in how many hours, days, months or years. That level of prediction gives public a feeling that doctors are God because they have seen doctors for thousands of years giving verdict that this person is not going to survive after a particular period and that used to happen.

According to Bible every work God does he does through his messenger. Medical doctors are the only certified universal messenger of God in the society. Rest all become God for a particular period, for a particular instance or a particular person.

Health is not mere absence of disease but a state of physical, mental, social, spiritual, environmental and financial well being. This definition fully was used by the Eastern philosophy and Eastern pathies. The modern doctors, however, practice more often an instant practice with emphasis on quick treatment, handling acute emergencies and lifestyle illnesses. They hardly take mental and spiritual health into consideration. That may be one reason why slowly people are withdrawing the status of God from the doctors. They have started equating a medical doctor with any other marketing profession.

Out of four purposes of life: dharma, artha, kama & moksha, dharma is the most important. The literal meaning of dharma is to hold. God is the force with 100% dharma in his life. Dharma of a doctor is to treat and save the life of a person at any cost. One recalls the movie Achanak where the doctor saves the life of a person who has been sentenced to death and the day he saves him the police officer takes him for hanging. The movie ends with a message that a doctor has to do his dharma and police officer has to do his.

At the time of miseries, a doctor is treated as a healer. Nobody bothers whether the doctor came from which religion, caste, race or whether the doctor is male, female or from third gender. People do not bother about the ill habits or out of profession activities of the doctor; they are only concerned about the fact that doctor is a universal healer and overcomes the miseries of everybody who approaches him. A doctor provides free treatment to those who cannot afford or comes to an emergency ward without any money.

Putting doctors under Consumer Protection Act is the biggest blunder done by the government. How can one make God accountable? Can a child born blind at birth abuse or curse God for making him blind.

I think all of us should introspect and remember that doctor is the messenger of god born to remove miseries of the sick individuals.

Deepak Chopra, in his book, “How to know GOD”, he describes seven types of people with different consciousness levels. The first level is people with Fight and Flight response, who either fight or flight an adversity. Second level is people with reactive response, who are fault finders when an adversity comes.

Third, fourth and fifth levels are people with restful alertness, intuitive, and creative responses respectively. These people treat every adversity as an opportunity to do something different and work in the interest of the community.

Finally sixth and seventh levels are the people with visionary and sacred responses. These people are people with wisdom who understand consciousness and treat the microcosm within the body and the macrocosm of the nature as one.

The present Uttarakhand Natural Flood Disaster can be interpreted differently by different leaders.

People who share the fight, flight or reactive response, they would interpret it as if the God is punishing us for our sins.

Those who are in the restful alertness, intuitive or creative response, would think of the disaster as a creative opportunity to create a globalization-based new humanity on the culture or compassion instead of exploitation. Finally those who are with visionary or sacred response might see a link between the turbulence in collective consciousness of the people and the turbulence in nature.

Many theorists propose that the earth is a living biological organism. This is known as GAIA hypothesis. We and other biological organisms are just patterns of behavior in this living biological organism that we call Mother Earth. When we are agitated and turbulent our extended body or Mother Earth reflect that turbulence. In other words, the turbulence in nature and the turbulence in human beings co-arise inter-dependently.

We all know that during full moon, the mind is more agitated than during the new moon. The high tides in the ocean influence the high tides (vata function) in the human body and the human mind.

Many intellectuals have suggested that turbulence in nature can be managed by collective meditation (more than 1% of the population together at the same time) or through rituals by introducing intentions in the field of pure potentiality. This uses the principles of dharna, Dhyana, and samadhi of Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. This was the original purpose of yagnas which unfortunately today have become as empty rituals as they are not based on basic methodology of true consciousness.

In the last Tsunami episode, not a single dead body of wild animals was found. Elephants broke their chains and ran upto the hills several hours before the earthquake occurred. So did the birds who began to fly away from the affected areas. This only proves that consciousness of animals and the consciousness of the earth are inter-linked. It must be true for the human beings also but we have so severely disturbed our links with the nature that it seems we have no communication with the nature and cannot pick up nature’s warning signals. Many of the tribals also escaped the episode proving their relative nearness to the nature.

All these explanations are valid if you believe that consciousness is the primary force in the universe. You can also interpret the whole flood episode without introducing the concept of consciousness as tectonic shifts in the beds of the oceans and explain the whole thing in purely geological terms.

Some have even suggested that the testing of nuclear weapons and other violent technologies on the beds of the oceans may have accelerated these geological shifts. I think there is truth to all these explanations depending on your level of perceptions.

The present can be considered as a localized pralay involving the element of water. The classic pralay will involve all five elements. If a flood like instance occurs affecting the whole earth, it will be the pralay mentioned in Purans.

How to Improve Your Soul Profile

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1.       What is my purpose of life?

2.       What is my contribution going to be for my friends and family?

3.       Three instances in my life when I had my peak experiences.

4.       Names of three people who inspire me the most.

5.       Three qualities which I admire the most in others.

6.       Three of my unique talents.

7.       Three qualities I best express in my relationship.

These twenty one answers will characterize one’s soul profile and can be used as a passport for every action performed in life and to be used as a reference in any difficulty.  The principle is that in everyday life, one should act from the Soul Profile and not from the Ego Profile. While the Soul profile cannot be manipulated, the Ego Profile can be. [Source Deepak Chopra]

Dr K K Aggarwal

There are a number of scientific studies that show the power of love to heal, to renew, to rejuvenate, and actually change the biological age. There is no doubt that love heals,  renews, makes one feel safe, inspires, empowers and brings one closer to God.

There are studies that show when nurses bond with cancer patients, particularly women with breast cancer, if they give loving support to each other, the survival rate of the patient doubles.

If you happen to have had a heart attack and a nurse or social worker calls you once a week on the phone for about a minute and says, “Mr. Gupta how are you doing? We care for you; we love you,” your mortality rate post heart attack will drop by 60%. That’s with one phone call lasting less than a minute! If a drug did that and you didn’t use it, you would be sued for malpractice. But such is our bias that this is not considered remarkably effective therapy.

Love and spirit are the same force. That at the core of every being there is only love, because the core of every being is only spirit. It’s all-pervasive. And we experience it in our lives in the flavors of human relationship–with attraction, infatuation, communion and courtship, intimacy and sexuality, surrender and non-attachment, and passion and ecstasy.

Deepak Chopra says, “At the core of every being there is only love. Love and fear are the two main forces in the universe from where all other forces arise. Other negative forces are doubt and attachment. And the positive ones are truthfulness and non judgmental.

Can you hate a stranger? Can you hate someone standing on the 12th street 15th avenue atNew York? No! Because we do not know him, there is no bondage. You can only hate someone to whom you have loved.

What is darkness, it is absence of light. Darkness cannot be removed physically. It can only be removed by bringing back the light. Similarly there is nothing like hatred. It is absence or withdrawal of love one is having for him. Hatred can be removed only by bringing that love back.

Stress is nothing but the reaction of the body to the interpretation of a known situation. This is the interpretation, which withdraws the love and brings hatred in ones life. One needs to learn to interpret things differently and start analyzing things from other’s perspectives and not once own.

One should also learn to live in the present and base his or her actions on the observations as they are and not on analysis.

To practice the importance of love one should do the following exercise. Close your eyed, bring your awareness to the heart and ask yourself, repeatedly. What is the purpose of my life? You will never get an inner voice with negative statements, like killing some one, hurting some one, murdering some one, etc. You will only get positive affirmations like serving, loving, caring, helping, etc.

In a deep state of relaxation one is closer to the spirit. Spirit is pure love and hence the affirmations will be only the ones, which are the affirmations of spirit.

It’s the unconditional love, which is the main quality of spirit. Unconditional love is bondage and is a negative quality love. This type of love is full of attachment and desires. Once it is fulfilled it leads to addiction and if not it ends up in anger and destruction.

Tyaga, Vairagya and Sanyasa are the three terms used in spirituality. Tyaga is at the level of physical body, Vairagya at the level of mind and Sanyasa at the level of spirit.

Tyagis are the people who discard physical needs in life. For example- leaving alcohol, non-vegetarian food, milk products, smoking etc. Gandhiji asked people to be Swadeshi and do a Tyaga of Videshi things.

Vairagya on the other hand is at the level of mind and happens when you dissociate yourself from the desires. Sanyasa on the other hand is at the level of spirit with Zero desire, a state with no needs and Zero property or bank balance.

We have practically no true Sanyasi today as most of the self-proclaimed Sanyasis own establishments, sell spirituality and are power hungry. To attend the discourse of  many of our spiritual leaders, you have to shell out money. They are bigger than the film stars and ask for donations for their orgnisations to appear for personal functions.

Once I asked Deepak Chopra as to how to differentiate between different types of spiritual leaders. he said that most of the spiritual leaders are spiritual agents who are comparable to a travel agent who can sell  a hotel or a travel tour without ever going into that place. Similarly, spiritual leaders can sell spirituality without being a Sanyasi.

So, you cannot expect today’s spiritual gurus to talk tha language of ancient sages. Aasa Ram Bapu’s recent comments about the gang rape are his personal views which has come from his mind and the intellect. These words are not from Aasa Ramji’s heart because heart can never talk non spiritual. The words like ‘barking dogs’ can never come from the mouth of a true Sanyasi. Similarly the words like ‘taali ek haath se nahin bajti’ can never be spoken for a rape victim who fought till last and gave away her life.

A true spiritual Sanyasi will not own anything, not even clothes and food, not to talk of a house. They will depend on Bhiksha for clothes as well as for their daily food. If they do not get Bhiksha, they will remain without food.

To me, Aasa Ram is a common man with spiritual knowledge but no spiritual experiences.

In my Saturday class I teach that every Saturday we should offer unconditional help and also throughout the day think how one could help others.

In the evening Dr. O P Jain my friend made me visit a Jain Monk Nay Padam Sagar Maharaj and when I asked for the prasadam he said “acquire the qualities of saving and helping others at all moments”. “…….The objective of life should be to help others even if it is silent help”.

Late night when I opened my twitter account I saw a tweet from Deepak Chopra “The best way to decrease your collective suffering is to perform random acts of kindness”.

They all talk about ones state of mind.  Thinking positive shapes our thoughts and ultimately our psyche.  Do one random act of kindliness today and feel the difference.

Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow on Science vs Spirituality

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Evolution of science is based on logics earlier and experimental science later. Science is about the one which is observed. It is objective and not subjective.  Science considers that brain secretes consciousness like pancreas secretes insulin. In science the outcome is predictable. It provides knowledge. Science is based on subject object split.

On the other hand the spirituality is about the observer, is subjective and unpredicted.  It provides wisdom. A scientist will make a plane but a spiritual scientist will all the time think of making  plane that does not harm.

Science and spirituality will be complete only when it can explain the observer, the process of observation and that which is being observed.

Am I The Same Every Time You Meet Me?

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No if you listen to Dr. Deepak Chopra who says that you make a new liver every 26 weeks, a new skin every month, a new skeleton every 3 months, a new brain cell every year and a new DNA every six weeks. If you watch the account of every atom in the body, it is replaced in less than 2 year.

Every second, one is renewing one’s body more easily than before. The physical body you have now is not the same you had an hour before. With each act of breathing, you inhale 1.022 atom from the universe.

It is a raw material that comes from everywhere and ends up as renewed cellular structure in the body. Similarly, with each exhale, you breathe out 1.022 atom. You are literally breathing out, pieces of organs and DNA structure.

Therefore, we are intimately sharing our internal structure with each other all the time. You cannot claim exclusively over your body and now the entire physical body you have has millions of atoms that were once in the body of Christ, Mohammad Sahab, Mahatama Gandhi and everyone else, everyone that has ever existed. A part of their raw material is there in your body. In just the last three weeks, quadrillion atoms have gone through your body that have gone through the body of every other person.

You replace your almost entire body once in a year. 98% of all the atoms in your body are replaced in less than 1 year.

Darkness is absence of light so are negative thoughts which are absence of positive thoughts. As per Deepak Chopra Negative thoughts can only be removed by inculcating positive thoughts. Vedanta has described various modalities regarding the same.

1.  Adi Shankarya in his book Bhag Govindum described that the negative thoughts can be modified (think differently) . He said that once a monk encountered a female with no cloths over the chest, instead of closing the eyes, he looked at them and imagined them as the organs from where he drank the milk while he was an infant. The initial vitiated thoughts vanished there and then.

2. Yoga Sutras of Patanjali has described that for negative thought one can willfully originate opposite thoughts (think opposite). For example if one is having a thought of stealing he or she can silently pass on the thoughts of charity to someone.

3. Buddha on the other hand said that to resolve negative thoughts one should think of any positive thoughts or do any positive acts, even if they are unrelated. (think positive)

4. Face and be aware of the negative thought as it will be only transient (do not think at all, let it happen): There’s a classic Zen story about two celibate monks who are walking on a pilgrimage. They come across a girl who is very lovely and beautiful who wants to cross the river. The young monk gets attracted to her, offers help and says, “I’ll take you on my shoulders and carry you across the river and drop you off on the other side.” He does that, and the two monks continue on their pilgrimage until after a while the old monk starts to have a frown on his face.

He’s upset. Six hours, seven hours go by, and finally he looks at the young one and says, “I can’t believe you did that.” “Did what?” the young monk asks. “You carried that woman on your shoulders.” “I dropped her off six hours ago,” the young monk says. And to the old monk he further responds, “But you’re still carrying her.”

Dharma, artha, kama and moksha are the four purposes of life with which all of us are born with. Most of us think that one attains moksha only at the time of death. It is said that a person who achieves moksha goes to heaven and the others take a re-birth and come back. Read more

Any activity should always engage the 3 H model – of Heart, Head, and the Hand. The same has been advocated by the western scholars of today. The concept means that while doing any work one should ask the head for choices and then refer these choices to the heart to choose one and finally order the hands to do the action.

Deepak Chopra also talks about this in great details in his book ‘The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success’. He writes that conscious-based decisions are the best decisions. Before taking any decision he recommends asking the body for the signals of comfort or discomfort and if the signals of discomfort are perceived, then one should not indulge into that action.

All the above concepts come from our ancient Vedic knowledge. The two main mantras are the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra and the Gayatri Mantra.

The Mahamritunjaya Mantra comes from the Rig Veda. This is the greatest reliever from all evils and reads as under: Aum Trayambakam Yajamahe, Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam, Urva Rukamiva Bandhanan, Mrityor Mokshiye Mamritat. It means we worship Shiva – The Three-Eyed Lord; who is fragrant and nourishes all beings; May he protect us (bandhan) from all big (urva) diseases (aarookam). May he liberate us (mokshiye) from death (mrityor), For the sake of immortality (mamritat, amrit); as the cucumber is automatically liberated, from its bondage from the creeper when it fully ripens.

The meaning of the manta is the importance of the third eye and the benefits of its opening. The two eyes are at the level of the physical body. The third eye means the eyes of the mind and the eyes of the soul. It also indicates that in difficulty one should look inward from the eyes of the mind and ask for the choices. Like the cucumber, one should chose the good ones and drop the bad choices. (Jo acha lage use apna lo; Jo bura lage use jaane do).

The mantra for the conscious-based decision comes from Gayatri Mantra. The same reads as Om Bhur Bhuva Svah Tat Savutur Varenyam Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayaat. It means that we meditate on the glory of the Creator; who has created the Universe; who is worthy of Worship; who is the embodiment of Knowledge and Light; who is the remover of all Sin and Ignorance; may He enlighten our Intellect. It talks about the importance of conscious-based decisions and its directions to the intellect to choose the right and not the convenient actions.

The Gayatri Mantra is the Vedic prayer to illuminate the intellect. Gayatri is considered as Vedasara or “the essence of the Vedas.” Veda means knowledge, and this prayer fosters and sharpens the knowledge-yielding faculty. As a matter of fact, the four mahavakyas or ‘core-declarations’ enshrined in the four Vedas are implied in this Gayatri mantra.

Choosing the right decision from the consciousness was later defined by Buddha. He taught that before any action ask yourself the following four questions and if the answer to any of the question is no, not to indulge in that actions. These four questions are:

  • Is it the truth?
  • Is it necessary?
  • Will the action bring happiness to you?
  • Will the action bring happiness to others?

Addressing the spiritual needs of a person facilitates recovery from any mental stress. Religious involvement and spirituality are associated with better health outcomes.  In prayer we talk to God. In meditation, GOD talks to us. Prayer is like inserting intent in the field of consciousness and meditation is akin to formatting our hard disk.

Most people pray either at home in the prayer room or go to a temple that is often situated far away and usually at a great height.

Most Indian homes have a prayer room or altar where they light a lamp everyday and worship the Lord. The room is also used for japa (reciting the Lord’s name repeatedly), meditation, parayana (reading of the scriptures), prayers or devotional singing.

For those who believe in dualism (Dwaita philosophy) God is present every where and is the true owner of the house. The prayer room is the Master room of the house that belongs to him and we are only the caretakers of His home.  He is always with us in every difficulty and decision making. We invoke His grace and blessings by communing with Him on the day of marriage.

In any house the drawing room is for receiving guests and kitchen for cooking. The furniture, decor and the atmosphere of each room is made favorable to the purpose it serves. So for worship or prayer, we have a conducive atmosphere in the form of a prayer room where sacred thoughts and sound vibrations pervade the place and influence the minds of those who spend time there. Even when we are tired or agitated, by just sitting in the prayer room for a while, we feel calm, rejuvenated and spiritually uplifted.

For believers of non dualism (Adwaita philosophy), God is within us and prayer room is the place to be in silence and to be aware of the God within us. In yoga, it is said that only in silence can one be in touch with all the powers of the spirit. A prayer room is the place to experience that silence.

True silence is the silence between the thoughts and represents the true self, consciousness or the soul. It is a web of energized information ready to take all provided there is a right intent. In his book ‘The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success,’ Deepak Chopra talks in great detail about the importance of observing silence. He recommends that everyone should observe silence for 20 minutes everyday. Silence helps to redirect our imagination towards self from the outer atmosphere.

Silence is cessation of both sensory and mental activity. It is like having a still mind and listening to the inner mind. Behind this screen of our internal dialogue is the silence of spirit. Meditation is this process of achieving silence, which also combines alongside, the art of observation.

Being a leader is the most crucial choice one can make – it is the decision to step out of the darkness into the light.

Leadership:  You can’t get away from it. We want and look up to leaders, want to be leaders and are leaders. The definition, traits, skills and experiences of leadership are constantly evolving, like shifting sands. What we knew yesterday, we rethink today and know it would probably be different tomorrow. The collective consciousness of the universe defines and redefines leadership. In my personal and professional growth and development I have learned from leaders around me and have been in leadership positions myself. I have learned from good and not-so-good leadership.

Over the last decade, I have become increasingly interested in and pursued what is called the ‘soul’ of leadership, which is also the title of Deepak Chopra’s most recent book. In this book Chopra reveals the qualities that have propelled history’s greatest leaders – among them Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Buddha. But, why the soul?

Jane Hope, in The Secret Language of the Soul says: “Throughout the ages, a belief in the inner ‘soul’ and ‘spirit’ has contributed a unique and valuable dimension to our lives. The roots of these words (in many languages) connect with the idea of the breath or the ceaseless movement of the wind over the Earth. Like the breath and the wind, the soul is invisible.  Our awareness of the spiritual is intuitive, achieved through deep instinct that speaks to us of the interconnectedness of all living things. It’s the soul that informs the compassion we feel for other human beings and that suffuses the mundane with the sense of the sacred. It is the soul that translates incident into experience and knowledge into wisdom.”

And, says Deepak Chopra, our souls offer us the highest inspiration at every moment: “With our minds we may see chaos, but the soul knows there is an underlying order and seeks to find it. Until we turn to the quiet wisdom of the soul, we will continue to fall back on old habits and answers in response to new challenges.” Chopra points out that the great leaders (Mandela, Mother Theresa and Mahatma Gandhi) undertook their journeys based on the soul’s awareness and used this to tap into a source of wisdom that remains with us even today.

In short, says Chopra (and I agree with him), inspired leaders are those who can respond to their and others needs from the higher levels of spirit with vision, creativity and a sense of unity with the people they lead. And, in any group there are members who act out two basic themes – needs and response.  Needs range from the basic need for food and shelter to higher needs of self worth, love and spiritual meaning. Responses are those that fill that need, ranging from struggle to competition to creative discovery and divine inspiration.

Leaders need to be aware of this hierarchy of needs and their response, and to continue to respond effectively as the group’s needs move up from basic to spiritual. This, says Chopra, is the most powerful thing a leader can do.

Contributed by Anita Anand

The Infinite Powers of the Spirit

“Om Poornamadah
Om Poornamadah Poornamidam
Poornaat Poornamudachyate
Poornasya Poornamaadaaya
Poornameva Avasihyate”

The whole is whole; if you take away the whole away from the whole the whole will still remain. (That is infinite, this is infinite, from the infinite, and the infinite has come out. Having taken the infinite out of the infinite, the infinite alone remains).

(In Vedanta “That” represents super consciousness, God or the Brahman and “This” the visible universe)

Atman, which makes up our body, is 99.99% space and if we look at the rest, it is also nothing but space or void. This void or ‘akasha’ is what is called Brahman, God or consciousness and is a web of energized information.

This web of information of inner space called inner consciousness is the Atman or the Soul. This is connected with the outer space in the universe having a similar web of energized information called the Spirit or Brahmand.

This spirit has been given many names by different religions. Allah (Islam), Buddha (Buddhism), Brahman (Hinduism), Christ (Christianity) or Wahe Guru (Sikhism), all signify the same. This spirit, the energized field of information, is a powerful expression of live energy which can move faster than the speed of light. Soul is nothing but an individualized expression of the spirit.

This energy containing information in the spirit cannot be seen, felt, touched, tasted or smelt. It is beyond the perception of five senses. One cannot destroy it with a weapon, fire, water or air. This consciousness is embedded in the space of each and every cell of the body. It is like sugar added to the milk. Once added, you cannot find it as it gets embedded with each and every drop of the milk.

Soul originates from the spirit. Each soul differs from the other by way of the subtle layer of consciousness called the ‘sukshma sharira’ which is controlled by the triad of actions, memories and desires.

Spirit is like light, which is always positive and only removes darkness. The basic nature of the consciousness is “truth and bliss”. The soul and the spirit are devoid of hatred, anger or jealousy and are full of unconditional love. They are nothing but a treasury of information about everything. This infinite information is capable of doing anything, including miracles.

It is like the flame of a candle, which can light an infinite number of candles, while still retaining its illumination to the same degree.

Dr Deepak Chopra once said that the soul is like the voice of Lata Mangeskar coming out of a radio, and even if you break the radio, you will find no Lata Mangeskar in it. Similarly, even if you cut the body into pieces, you cannot find the physical presence of the spirit.

Spirit is present all over, be it the universe or the living beings. Any amount of spirit taken out from it will not make any difference to the spirit.

In religious terms, the infinite or the vastness is equated and described by the blue color, and that is one reason why most of the gods are represented by the blue color, or are shown in the background of blue sky. This only represents the vastness and infinite character of the consciousness.

One of the Gurus explained to his disciple the description of the spirit by the following equation. 1×1=1, 1/1=1 or, in other words everything is one. One can also explain it by the equation that infinity when added, subtracted, multiplied or divided by infinity will result in infinity only.

This infinite potential in our mind is present in between the thoughts and can be experienced by enabling oneself to go in between the thoughts by a process called mediation. One can experience the silent gap between the thoughts either with the use of primordial sound mantra as a vehicle or by way of yoga. People who have learnt meditation and have achieved the ability to go into the silent gaps can accomplish everything in their life using the principles of intention and attention. After any intention is introduced in the silent gap, a new reality can be created.

“That which is born of the flash is a flash; that which is born of the spirit is spirit”(John)