The Dragon King and the Lama

Practice detachment voluntarily. Do not get attached to people, possessions, and philosophies. It all is fleeting. Voluntary detachment leads to an abundance of all you desire. But the first step is to let go of the desires.

Hey folks,

Hope you are doing well.

As promised, I am back with a new cosmic adventure. Here’s a little background: consistent meditation has opened up a portal, leading me to the collective consciousness. I experience something bewildering daily, which I then pen down for you to relish. Here we go –

Once the portal opened, I found myself in the middle of a burning forest. All the creatures were frantically pacing to find a way out, only to collapse, realizing they were trapped. The fire grew wild.

Suddenly, the earth beneath started trembling. A giant Red Dragon came rushing, sweeping every living being using his enormous wings. His wings dragged people and animals from every nook and corner near him. Displaying compassion, he hid every soul under his wings as the forest burned around him.

Witnessing this selfless act stunned and mesmerized me.

In the aftermath, the Dragon was hurt pretty bad. His burnt wings hung loosely like a muscle blob. It marked the beginning of civilization. Everyone came along to start a settlement around the Dragon. They cared for him until he healed. The settlement evolved into a village.

While the Dragon was healing, the villagers enjoyed an ample supply of food by the burnt forest’s grace. They grew strong on nutritious roots and relished cooked food for the first time. They grew gracefully under abundance. Once the Dragon regained his strength, he was appointed protector of the realm. He grew famous as the first Dragon King, often referred to by the children as the Red King.

The Red King always fulfilled his obligations. He made sure that his subjects come to know the wisdom of the great beyond. He helped them hone necessary life skills such as agriculture, metallurgy, linguistics, alchemy, cattle rearing, architecture, music, astronomy, and most importantly, shaped their culture. Within generations, the village grew into one of the most remarkable Eastern Civilizations.

The wheels of destiny kept on turning. The Dragon grew old. He spent most of his time sharing cosmic wisdom to little children.

One day, the head of state came rushing. He alarmed the Red King about a nearing invading force. The conquest seekers were heavily armed and huge in numbers. The chief appealed to the Red King to use magic to destroy the enemy.

‘Oh, the Lord King, I beg thee, burn down these oppressors with your glorious fire. Let the sky hail flames. Save us as you saved our great grandfathers.

The Red King requested some time to consider.

A little kid called Gedun Truppa was the Red King’s best friend those days. He observed this conversation intently.

‘What will you do, Red King? Will you burn them down?’ asked Gedun curiously.

The Dragon appeared perplexed.

‘No, I can’t use my powers for destruction. I can only protect my people from natural forces. This conquest is human-made. They have to resolve it within themselves.’

He paused.

‘But I am plagued by the thoughts of disappointing my loved ones.’

 Saying this, the Dragon hung his head in despair.

The child came nearby and grabbed his toes.

‘You are the great father. If you do not abandon these lost children, they will never find their way back. For them to grow, you will need to detach from your affection. You taught them how to walk. Now it’s time for them to learn sprinting. They must do it on their own.’ Gedun said calmly.

The Red King was amazed by the child’s profound wisdom.

You are a true lama’, exclaimed the Red King as he flew past the setting sun.

Conclusion

Practice detachment voluntarily. Do not get attached to people, possessions, and philosophies. It all is fleeting.

  • Detach: If you cling to material wealth, ego, identities, people, feelings, you will never realize your real strength. Get detached.
  • Align: Attach yourself to a purpose of service. You will experience fulfillment by helping others.
  • Uplift: You can only grow by serving people. You don’t climb mountains on others’ shoulders. You climb by latching to the rope hanging behind them.

Voluntary detachment leads to an abundance of all you desire. But the first step is to let go of the desires.

Are you too attached to your false reality?

Does Hitler deserve forgiveness?

Forgiveness is the only way to attain inner peace. Forgiving misdeeds strengthens your resolve to make our world a better place.

Hey folks,

Hope you are doing well.

As promised, I am back with a new cosmic adventure. Here’s a little background for those who are new: consistent meditation has opened up a portal, which leads me to the collective consciousness. Cosmic reality is majestic. I experience something bewildering daily, which I then pen down for you to relish. Here we go –

Once the portal opened, I found myself in a quiet forest. Upon walking a few steps, a sad sight pained me. A wounded old person tied to a pine tree was bleeding out. I quickly untied and carried him to a nearby stream on my shoulders.

He narrated a painful tale of being held hostage by a group of bandits who robbed his belongings and physically harmed him. His gut-wrenching story broke my heart. I attempted to console him with my signature verbiages:

‘You must forgive them, dear friend. They hurt you because they were in pain. Forgiveness is the only way to attain inner peace.’

I was satisfied with my wise monologue. The old man nodded in agreement.

Delighted with my problem-solving skills, I trotted away into the wild.

Miles Ahead, I encountered a wise wooly mammoth. After we were done with basic niceties, my furry friend questioned my philosophy.

I understand the virtue of forgiveness. What doesn’t make sense is how we can uniformly apply it to every situation?’ he said.

His words got me thinking.

Lost in my deep thoughts, I drifted away, found myself inside a Nazi military complex. It was a time jump.

30th April 1945

I was inside the Führerbunker in Berlin. It was empty. Hitler’s personal protective blanket [Stosstrupp-Hitler (SSH)] had abandoned him. Eva, his wife of the day, lay wiggling on the ground in the aftermath of cyanide poisoning.

The Fuehrer sat calmly beside his fireplace. A shining gun waited patiently in his lap.

His presence itself was agitating. Mostly my cosmic experiences are calm. This one touched all the wrong nerves.

Why do you stare at me with disgust?’ asked Hitler.

‘You alone are responsible for millions of death. How can you sit here in such stillness while your wife is taking her last breath? I think I know the answer. You are a savage. You aren’t human. You are the embodiment of evil. Damn you!’ I yelled passionately.

Hold on your ramble, you inferior being. Before you accuse me of your false concoction, tell me my fault! I thought you were sent to forgive me. Do I not deserve forgiveness?‘ said the Fuhrer.

I was stunned.

Does Hitler deserve forgiveness?

He continued to make his case.

‘All I did was present an idea. I haven’t harmed a single soul. Why am I accountable? I just gave people what they asked for! I gave them an ideology, accepting it, or denying it was their prerogative. I did not march innocent souls into gas chambers. Go find those who did. Direct your hatred towards them.’

He stood up, placed the gun on his temple, and said, ‘You can never practice forgiveness until you don’t decide what you consider unforgivable.’

The gun fired, painting the room red.

I sat in the blood splatter, wondering, how do we determine what’s unforgivable.

There has to be a line.

Conclusion   

Forgiving misdeeds strengthens your resolve to make our world a better place.

  • Holding back: If we hold back our love from those who hurt us, we are no better. Let go of the pain.
  • Healing: Hatred, anguish, bitterness, pain torture the soul. Forgiveness heals. Luke 23:34: Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do
  • Moving ahead: Forgiving sinners absolves their sins. Use your gift wisely. Only forgive the deserving. Hate no one.

Our children deserve a better world. Let’s create one!

On Boundaries

Don’t create walls around you. Isolation kills your will to live. Embrace all with love and compassion.

Morning rituals are essential for energetic beginnings. I start with a custom blend of yoga and meditation. Yoga readies the body, while meditation allows you access to the collective consciousness. Think of it as a space, which contains every ripple of the universe frozen in time. Every thought, every object, every moment, all the words ever spoken, all the text ever penned down, all the wars and all the wealth, standing still for you to grab.

Each morning after yoga, when my body reaches a state of pure awareness, I sit down to practice stillness. After my initial attempts to be thoughtless, a direct cosmic pathway opens up, which leads to a blank cosmic canvas. My soul paints a new masterpiece each day, which I witness in virtual reality.

Imagine being on LSD! That’s how it is.

Today, once I completed body scan to enhance awareness, the portal to cosmic reality opened as always. I plunged into a serene natural setting. Giant trees with absolute trunks greeted me. Vibrant butterflies showered me with warm embraces.

Monstrous animals often chase me. Today was no different. A mammoth-yak hybrid attacked me from nowhere. I have recently learned not to harm any soul. Despite provocation, I never fight back until it’s the last resort. Fortunately, the hybrid left me to be. I hung loosely from his pointed horn. After my constant fiddling in and around, he sneezed. For the first time, I realized how midgets feel getting shot from cannons.

I landed in the middle of a vast land of amber dried grass. Before I could catch my breath, rushing came a rhino. I was glad he wasn’t gigantic.

The chase began….

After a good run, when we both were a little tired, I did a backflip and rode the rhino for a damn good time. Our friendship ensued. It is exhilarating to feel the pulsating might of a savage guided by pure bestiality. Before the feeling of elation could sink in, I was greeted by an astounding sight.

In the middle of nowhere lay ahead – a vast gated enclosure.

‘This is new!’ The rhino agreed.

A swarm of mechanical spears, twice my size, headed my way rapidly. I jumped off. The rhino darted away to a nearby shelter.

I glanced around to identify my rival. A giant Autobot sprang from inside with a laser pointer to my head. It fired. I swiftly moved aside, saving my head but hurting my right shoulder.

Being a demigod in the cosmic reality, I am blessed with hyper speed and super strength. A snap of finger is all it takes for me to disable these worthy creatures. Once I was done with the machine’s laser, it grew restless, began thumping the ground blindly. I saw a tiny opening at it’s back.

Having jumped in the crack, I witnessed another bizarre sight.

A man half my size, decaying, wrapped in plastic, was operating the Autobot from within.

My messiah complex appealed to him.

‘Hey friend, relax. 

Easy boy, easy. 

Its alright. I am a friend.’

He stared into my eyes. It was a powerful glance. I stood frozen for a moment. I bounced back into reality after being bitten on the right calf by a robot guard dog. I kicked the dog into oblivion. (sorry, dog lovers, it was a necessity)

My monologue resumed.

‘Why have you built this wall around yourself? Does it not appear unnatural to you. Can you not see your decaying self? Why would anyone isolate themselves from such a beautiful gift of life? You have all one can wish for. You are surrounded by life: animals, birds, trees, wind, rain, air, love, compassion, gratitude!

Why did you then create this virtual reality to stay trapped? Please tell me.’, I pleaded.

‘It is unsafe out there. The animals will kill me. Weather changes will make me ill. I don’t trust anyone.’

He tried to say more but settled for muffles in between sobs.

I broke his plastic enclosure and embraced him.

‘Animal nature is to kill for food, yet they can become our friends. Have you not heard stories of the wild raising human kids as their own? Have you never witnessed interspecies friendships that defy logic? If an animal can be compassionate and overturn its instinctual programming, why would you, whose duty is to service every living form, hold them in suspicion?’

I reached him. I touched his darkness.

Over the next few hours, we both joyfully destroyed his mechanical complex. He vowed to be of service to all. I could see him healing.

No animals came to hunt him down; the weather didn’t seem to bother him either!

We bid a final goodbye as I merrily rode back on my rhino.

Moments later, I was plunged back into this material reality, back through my portal.

Interesting day! I must say.

Conclusion

Don’t create walls around you. Isolation kills your will to live. Embrace all with love and compassion.

  • Break free: Freedom isn’t doing what pleases you. Open yourself to the world. Serve others.
  • Group identity: We are not one thing. Diversity enriches culture. Be humans, not –hindu, muslim, bihari, punjabi, indian, american
  • Build bridges: Love is boundless. It flows freely. Build bridges not borders. Connect with others.

Spread love. Expect nothing. Judge no one.

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Did you ever isolate yourself from the world?