Is there anything called Destiny?

Is there anything called the destiny? There is only destiny and except destiny there is nothing. And you need to understand the definition of destiny. When desire meets divinity, it is called destiny. Perhaps, nobody has given you this small definition till date. And when the desire meets the devil, it is called destruction. This definition again has not been given to you by anybody till date. You can scan through all the Vedas and the Upanishads and everything that is written till date in the name of divinity.

The fake Swamis and fake Gurus always talk to you about anti-desire. They always tell you to go against desire. And in their so called Ashrams they have everything from earth to sky. This is their renunciation. And in the name of renunciation or Sanyas they are enjoying everything. And just see the stupidity of everything. They are telling you to leave everything and come to their Ashrams. And they are also telling you to abandon Sansara. And please remember that the life will remain a hell until Sansara becomes Sanyasa. Sansara means the world that we live in. It is the epicenter of all our emotions and actions. And Sanyasa or renunciation means the quality that we give to our actions and emotions. The desire dissolves into divinity when it becomes hundred percent pure. And the desire is nothing but the direction that we give to our life energy.

The scientists say that matter is energy and energy is matter. The matter and energy can neither be created nor destroyed. And the matter and energy are interconvertible. The matter has the opposite called the antimatter. And for every particle there is an antiparticle. And without this the creation is impossible. And pure energy is released when matter comes in contact with antimatter. It appears to us that they are opposite. But they are not. In fact they are complimentary to each other. They compliment and compensate with each other. The energy that is released through this process is an absolutely pure energy. It is the purest form of the energy.

The same is the story of the human evolution. The same is the story of our expanding consciousness. We all are also made of these two opposite energies. Again a caution. Just for the heck I am calling them as opposites. They are complimentary and compensatory. It is a language-barrier. It is a limitation of language. Because the language is dual. The language is not possible without duality.

In Chinese mythology the symbol used for this is Yin and Yang. In fact they can not even be separated by the word “and”. It is a language problem. They are conjoined. They are always together. And the single purest premordial energy is called “Chi”. This energy is so pure that you can not see it. And through creation it manifests into its opposites. The creation is possible only through the manifestation of this energy in the form of Yin and Yang. Yin is a feminine energy, and Yang is a musculine energy. This is the symbology that is used in Chinese Mythology.

In the Hindu Mythology the symbol used is Shiva and Shakti. And the union of these two energies is called the formless Ekalinga. And this purest energy, Ekalinga, manifests into its opposites or complementaries called the Shiva and Shakti. Shiva is masculine energy, and Shakti is a feminine energy. Ekalinga is a meeting and melting of these two energies. The whole creation is an interplay of these two energies. It is a meeting and melting point of two emotions. It is a meeting and melting point of two thoughts. It is a meeting and melting point of two minds.

When these two energies fight, destruction happens. And when these two energies reciprocate, creation happens. These two energies are reciprocal to each other. These two energies can either become friends or enemies. When they become enemies, destruction happens. And when they become friends, creation happens.

And in the same way, the East and the West are the metaphoric divisions of the mother earth. The West thinks that there is nothing beyond matter. And the East has always been saying that there is a spirit within the matter. The matter and the spirit are conjoined in such a way that their division and separation is impossible. The body and the soul are conjoined in such a way that their separation is impossible. The harware and the software are conjoined in such a way that their separation is impossible. When the West meets the East, there is a scope for infinite creation. And when the West fights with the East, there is a scope for enormous destruction.

What are these inner divisions when it comes to the growth of a human being? Where are these inner divisions when it comes to the evolution of a human being? These inner and psychological divisions are that of the “Conscious Mind” and the “Unconscious Mind”. When the conscious mind fights with the unconscious mind, there is bound to be conflict, anxiety, and destruction. And when the conscious mind is used to understand the unconscious mind, there is bound to be clarity, creativity, and bliss. These two are not two different minds. These two are not two different compartments. These two are not straightjacket and tight-water compartments. They are just two aspects of the total mind. They are just two polarities of the total mind. The total mind has always been pure. The total mind can never be impure. And all the actions that emanate from the total mind are bound to be pure and divine.

The ancient sages of the Upanishads have used the Ashrams as a method to transform the mind. They have used the Ashrams to relax our minds. In the Sansara we have always been told to use our conscious minds. And as a consequence a major part called the unconscious mind is suprressed. And over a period of time this suppression creates stress and anxiety in life. And this brings monotony and boredom into life. And hence the Ashrams have been used to break this boredom. The literal meaning of Ashram is non-doing. It is a Sanskrit word. There are three words: Shram, Ashram, and Vishram. Shram means doing. Ashram means non-doing. Shram means winding. Ashram means unwinding. Shram means action. Ashram means non-action. And Vishram means going beyond both. The literal meaning of Vishram is relaxation. And relaxation is an existential thing. You can not do relaxation. And you can not undo relaxation either. Relaxation happens. You can be in relaxation. This is part of the divine. This is our destiny. Vishram means a happening. It is neither a doing nor a non-doing. And all this is possible only when we understand both the perspectives and transcend them. This is how the desire moves in all phases and facets of life. Dhyana or Meditation is an art of transforming this desire into divinity. And this is our destiny. This is our destination.

Enlightenment and Corporate Excellence

You can neither take nor give enlightenment. You can only receive it. It is a gift from the divine. It is a “Prasada”. It is what you receive as a consequence. It is like a by-product. And it is not a goal.

You can’t desire enlightenment. You need to be deserving to receive it as a gift. There is a saying that says that God does not give you success but God estimates your success. If I am worthy I will receive it in no time. And if I am not worthy and don’t deserve it now then I will have to wait patiently. The word patient is very beautiful. It means a sick person. The sick person goes to a doctor for a cure. And the doctor tells the sick person to have patience. Because the cure will take some time. But the sickness is so much that the patient loses all patience. And there is no shortcut. The patient has to wait. There is no other way.

The same is the story with enlightenment. You have to wait endlessly. And in a ripe moment it happens. And it happens. It surely happens. How does it matter even if it didn’t happen? Who cares? What matters is that you loved the path. What matters is that the journey was joyful. What matters is that you loved the whole process.

The end of the process results into enlightenment. Just take the example of 24 carat gold. Look into the whole process of moving from the raw gold to 24 carat gold. From raw gold to 24 carat gold the whole process is intrinsically connected. It is one process. At the end of the process the raw gold transforms into a 24 carat gold.

What happens in the whole process? The raw gold is passed through the acid test and the fire test. And as the raw gold moves up the stream, in the whole process the impurities present in the raw gold are burnt and dissolved, and at the end of the process as a resultant is the 24 carat gold. The whole process is one. It is interconnected. The raw gold culminates into a 24 carat gold as a consequence. The whole process is a process of quality improvement. The 24 carat gold moves to a highest quality.

It is similar to the quality processes followed by the corporations in quality improvement. They follow many types of quality processes like ISO and Six Sigma. And at the end of the process are the world class quality products. The whole quality process creates a value.

The case of the Mumbai Dabbawalas has become world famous. This case is being referred by world famous universities to their students in their curriculum. The people of Mumbai Dabbawalas are very simple and down-to-earth human beings. They don’t have any ego. They don’t have any attitude. They are not professional people. They are not engineers. They are not MBAs. And probably this is the reason why they are able to create excellence. They are working above six sigma.

On the other hand take the example of many business organizations. They are rich and they have lot of money. They have technology. They have qualified people like engineers, doctors, MBAs, etc. They have pumped millions of dollars in their processes. And still they are not able to work above six sigma. What is the matter? The matter is lack of simplicity and ordinariness. A professional person thinks that he is extraordinary. An expert thinks that he is extraordinary. And this attitude becomes a barrier to quality. A quality product, a quality process, and a quality person are not three different compartments. All these three are part of a one big process. They are interconnected. They are not separate. They can not work in silos. You can not improve one without improving the other. This is where quality suffers. This is where quality becomes unsustainable. And this is the reason why the products and markets eventually die.

The goal of any organization is to create excellence. And this excellence can be achieved only through quality people. Happy people give highest productivity and greatest performance. And happy people create quality products and quality processes. All quality is a by-product of happiness. And all happiness is a by-product of Right Mindfulness.

Right Mindfulness is a quality standard for improving the quality of the individuals. We have various quality standards for improving the quality of the processes and products. But we do not have any standard for improving the quality of the individuals. The right mindfulness meditation improves the “Emotional Quotient” and the “Happiness Quotient” of the individuals. Right mindfulness is not being full of mind. Right mindfulness is just being in the moment and understanding the reality as it is. The art of right mindfulness helps in finding out and removing the root causes. The art of right mindfulness is a boon for creativity and innovation. Right mindfulness helps in creating excellence in everything that you do.

And eventually as the individual moves up the stream in his own inner being through right mindfulness, enlightenment happens to him as a consequence. It is a by-product and comes as a gift of the divine. And the by-product of enlightenment is a person of highest “Happiness Quotient”. And this person is always in a state of a Sachitananda. And this person has an excellence to lead the organization with love and compassion. Love and Leadership can go together. Creativity and Compassion can go together. Intelligence and Innovation can go together. Meditation and Management can go together. There is no conflict. And this person always follows the principles of Enlightened Leadership.