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Ultimate Freedom - In Gita Verse 10.31 Of purifiers I am the wind, of the wielders of weapons I am Rāma, of fishes I am the shark, and of flowing rivers I am the Ganges.


Krishna’s this verse says that freedom is only religion. Ultimate religion. 


The Prophet is a unique book by Kahlil Gibran. In it a person asks, “Speak to us of love.” And the hero of this book, Almustafa, answers, “Love each other, but don’t possess each other. Be near each other, but not too near. You should be like the pillars of a temple which hold up the same roof and yet remain far from each other. If the pillars of the temple come nearer, then the roof will fall down. Keep a little distance from your lover so that there can be some free space between you two. If this empty space is completely lost then you will be trespassing on each other, attacking each other.”


But all these things are written in books. In real life we take away all the freedom from the person we love because we are afraid that his love may turn somewhere else: “Somebody else may become the possessor of my love.” We are always afraid of losing whatever we have. If we have money, then we are afraid of losing money. If we have love, then we are afraid of losing love. Because of this fear, freedom becomes impossible.


The flower of freedom blossoms only in a state of fearlessness. The only yearning one has is for freedom. Everyone’s inner search is for liberation.


Wherever you get this freedom, you will be overjoyed. Whenever you feel bondage, you will become sad. If you are sad, then the reason is very clear: you wanted freedom but got chains; you wanted the sky but ended up in a prison; you wanted wings for flying but even your feet were cut off; you wanted ultimate freedom and you staked and lost everything you had for it. There is no chance of getting what you hoped for. That is why you are sad.


The meaning of the word God can only be moksha. That is why the great enlightened people have not used the word God. Mahavira talks about moksha and not about God because there are many illusions connected to the word God, and even the word itself has created prisons. Buddha also talks about nirvana and not about God because even the word God has created new bondages – of being a Hindu, a Muslim or a Christian. A Hindu is tied down to being a Hindu, a Mohammedan is tied down to being a Mohammedan. Somebody is tied to a temple and somebody is tied to a mosque.


Religion is the ultimate freedom. That is why there cannot be any temple or mosque of religion. The day you become really religious, you will see the divine in the temple as well as in the mosque. Then sometimes you will pray in the temple and sometimes in the mosque. Actually, there will be no need for you to go to the temple or the mosque; you will be able to see the divine in your own house, you will see it everywhere.


You can understand this last sutra of Shankara only if you keep in mind that religion is the ultimate freedom.

Dropping sex, anger, greed and attachment, meditate upon yourself.


Sex, anger, greed and attachment, these are the four bondages which keep your moksha, your freedom, suppressed. The base of all these four is sex. Because sex creates attachment, attachment creates greed, and anger is born toward the person who creates an obstacle to the greed. The basic disease is sex.


You must understand the meaning of sex. The meaning of sex is the hope of getting happiness from the other. Sex means “my happiness is outside myself.” And meditation means “my happiness is within me.”


Krishna says - The journey will become very easy if you understand these two definitions properly. The meaning of sex is: “My happiness is outside of me, in someone else; if the other gives, then I can get it. I cannot find happiness alone. It is miserable to be alone, and it is a pleasure to be in the company of the other.” That is why you don’t want to be alone. You are afraid to be alone. You feel uncomfortable when you are alone even for a short time. As soon as you are alone you start throwing all types of garbage into yourself. You start reading the newspaper all over again – you don’t mind if you have read the same paper three or four times! Or you switch on the radio so that there can be some noise to save you from being alone. Or you play cards or you run to a hotel or a club – anywhere, anyhow.

But only the person who has tasted meditation can sit idle.


The person who knows and lives as his happiness is within him, he has experienced ultimate freedom.