Deepak Chopra says… “According to Vedanta, there are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness.
The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don’t bother you anymore. You become light-hearted and full of joy.
The second symptom is that you encounter more and more meaningful coincidences in your life, more and more synchronicities. And this accelerates to the point where you actually experience the miraculous.”
The following clip are from the fantastic movie Revolver with additional support and explanation put together to understand it better. If you love deeper meaning movies (like The Matrix & Fight Club) and want to know The Truth (not perception) about yourselves. Watch this.
I had to see this video again and again to understand and also the movie as I had no idea it was talking about deeper things in life. Interesting how much we miss because of our very own perceptions.
A fantastic article by an entrepreneur who re-discovered his true passion, life and the way he looked at. Do read!
“I have come a long way from the life I had in the late ’90s, when, flush with cash from an Internet start-up sale, I had a giant house crammed with stuff — electronics and cars and appliances and gadgets.
Somehow this stuff ended up running my life, or a lot of it; the things I consumed ended up consuming me. My circumstances are unusual (not everyone gets an Internet windfall before turning 30), but my relationship with material things isn’t.”
A Zen Master dropped his handkerchief on the floor, and a disciple was there and the Master said, “Try to pick it up and give it back to me. Try!” And the disciple immediately took the handkerchief from the ground and gave it to the Master, but the Master dropped it again and he said, ”I am saying try to get it!” Six times the Master goes on dropping, and the disciple is puzzled as to what he means.
Then suddenly the idea struck him: ”The Master is saying try to get it.” He said, ”But how can I try? Either I pick it up or I don’t. How can I try?” And the Master said, ”That’s what you have been doing for three years – trying to meditate. Either you meditate or you don’t! How can you try?”
Trying is a device. Trying is a trick. When we don’t want to do a thing, we try. When we want to do a thing, we simply DO it!
-Excerpts from the book “Walk without feet” by Osho
Read it online here.