Monday, August 26, 2013

Swami comments on "The Secret"

The Secret misses the mark because it doesn't follow the law of attraction correctly. Like attracts like and two things can't occupy the same space at the same time. These are the laws of physics but reality is multidimensional and things are happening on different levels simultaneously; physical, mental and Spiritual. Sure like attracts like but desire is the root of all suffering. Manifesting things isn't freedom from desire it is indulgence and you may have more things but you will continue to have problems. The real Secret to life is freedom from desire-- true liberation. However, physics shows us matter can't be created or destroyed only changed. We incarnate with a physical body and the body has instincts, appetites and desire. We can't get rid of it but we can redirect desire from dualistic attachments to desire for the Void (the indivisible unified field called non-locality in quantum physics or Prana in Yoga, or Chi in Taoism, or God in scripture.) When we rebirth our physical bodies in the Life Force we then desire "Nothing" and we are free from the cycle of death and rebirth. The term is called apotheosis the process of the human becoming divine. When we do this, like attracts like but we are no longer desiring particles or waves, matter and mine,  or fear and limitation; but we are desiring God! This is the real secret to life. Come to IPD and experience the benefits of preying on Prana. Namaste.