Walk back out

I have heard a beautiful story…

Two men, kings both of them and at war with one and another, lost both of their armies in battle and were the only two survivors in the middle of the desert. Wandering for days in the hot desert, they had to throw away not only their weapons but also drop their robes and ornate jewels and gold chains as it was getting too hot to wear these. Wandering, walking aimlessly trying to find their way back, they got further lost in the ever shifting desert sands. It had been a few days and without food and water, death looked certain. A mutual misery had made friends out of foes and they helped each other as best as they could.

Just when they had given up hope, in the distance, they saw what seemed like a beautiful oasis, surrounded by a high wall. Gathering every last bit of their strength, they somehow managed to reach the high wall, their happiness knowing no bounds, for this oasis seemed real, and not a mirage.

The first king asked the other to help him over the wall so that he could be certain that this is not a dream, not a mirage. Once over the other side, he was elated! He called out to the other “This is not a dream, we are saved – the grass here is like a green carpet, the trees are laden with sweet fruit and there is water here like nectar – come on over brother, for we are saved!”

Hearing no answer from the outside, he climbed to the top of the wall, only to see the other king walking back out to the desert. Confused, he called out to him – “Where are you going? We are saved, this is a heaven in the middle of nothing, come on over!”

The other man, looked back over his shoulder and smiled thru his parched lips – “I know this is heaven in the middle of nowhere, and I am glad we found it – Now, I must go out back into the desert and find more people we can save, more people we can bring back to this oasis…” and he walked back out into the desert…

So, in the coming year 2016, you decide for yourself, whether you want to be the person in the oasis, or you want to walk out into the desert, fearlessly, and help support other people in their endeavors and life paths, and good luck!

- Vijay Warman SUFI ROCKERS, Every Sunday Nights at 10 PM on 104.9FM Feng Shui & Vastu Shastra, Thursdays at 230 PM on 104.9FM // 9727501419

Thoughts – A fast flowing Stream

It should be easiest thing to in the world, yet it is almost impossible to do – To sit calmly by the side of this stream of thoughts, this constant flow of your mind.

Your mind is just like a fast flowing stream. Thoughts and thoughts and more thoughts go on passing, constantly, without a pause. For true meditation to arise in your life, you simply have to sit by the bank, unconcerned, just a witness, and you are in for a pleasant surprise.

Gradually but very slowly, as you become more and more centered and simply a witness, thoughts start disappearing. They can exist only with you identifying, they exist if you give energy to your mind consciously. Soon there is silence, there is peace. Then the fast flowing stream starts to calm down, becomes gentle. The flow is there, but of no concern to you.

So go ahead, go as far as possible into this silence, deeper and farther, it is endless peace.

- Vijay Warman
SUFI ROCKERS host Sunday nights at 10 PM on 104.9FM
MYSTIC MANDALA host Thursday 2 PM on 104.9FM / 9727501419

All you need is just a little patience

Have you ever seen a plant or a tree in a hurry? Do you think the beautiful round stones that we collect from the river side were made over night in a hurry? No. Nature moves in a peaceful momentum – it is never in a hurry. It has patience. I am reminded of what Kabir Sahib, the great Mystic, had said –

Slowly O mind, everything in own pace happens
The Gardener may water with a hundred pots, fruit arrives only in its season

We are always in a rush to achieve, acquire and be victorious. It is like a mad race. This brings us under pressure causing ill-health, fatigue and frustration. We get forced into a habit pattern whereby we find ourselves either negligent or indulgent.

Patience has a great spiritual quality that can move our lives into a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of all that lies in existence. It can be so potent as to flawlessly mold our lives into the divine cosmic stencil that will empower us to live in anand, (the Sanskrit word meaning bliss). It has a meditative quality.

And then patience becomes meditation. It becomes acceptance. If becomes you. So go ahead, Live the rest of your life with the thought that all that you deserve will certainly come to you, and have a little patience. Good Luck!

- Vijay Warman is the host for SUFI ROCKERS  on Sunday Nights at 10 PM on 104.9FM & also does a show on Feng Shui & Vastu Shastra on Thursdays at 2 PM

Your Anger will only burn you

Kabir sahib, a great Mystic said once –

क्रोध अग्नि घर घर बैठी, जरे सकल संसार

The fire of anger sits in every home, burning the entire world down

दीं लीं निज भक्त जो, तिन के निकट उबार

He that is humble and who surrenders, is the only who shall be saved from burning

This fire of anger resides in all of us. The “home” of the soul is the body and the home of the individual, where one lives with family. And the flames of this fire are so very potent that when the human burns in anger, he also burns down his home and his world due to this fire of anger. Seemingly, the whole world burns down in anger- inside the home and outside.

This anger is not something that comes from outside, it originates from within our thoughts, when things, people and situations are beyond our control, when they do not happen as per our expectation and our needs.

The world shall keep on moving at its own pace, in its own way and there is very little we can do to control any of it. We, as humans, are unable to control our own thoughts in alignment with the universe and yet we expect to somehow control others, control events and so much more.

Give up on the need of control, do your best in every way possible – whether it is relations, projects or any endeavor, and then surrender to the final result. Have a happy and light heart, knowing that you gave it your best and you will witness that the emotion of anger does not arise in you.

So go ahead, watch your thoughts and release, surrender to love, not to anger. Good Luck!


- Vijay Warman is the host for SUFI ROCKERS  on Sunday Nights at 10 PM on 104.9FM & also does a show on Feng Shui & Vastu Shastra on Thursdays at 2 PM

How we see and what we perceive

Posted: 5 th May 2015

We look at things and situations always with old, tired eyes. You come to your home; you look at it without really looking at it. You know it – there is no need to look at it. You go to the door, unlock and enter but there is no need to look. The whole process goes on mechanically, unconsciously. If something goes wrong, perhaps if your keys are not fitting into the lock, then you look at the lock. If the key fits, you never look at the lock. Because of mechanical habits, repeatedly doing the same thing again and again, we lose the capacity to look; we lose the freshness to look.

For children everything is new, that is why everything gives them great excitement. Even a colored pebble or a shell on a beach, excites them, amazes them. And everything is a new world, a wonderful dimension.

Observe children's eyes – at their freshness, the radiance the aliveness, the vitality. They are mirror-like, silent, but penetrating. Only such eyes can reach within. So take a step back and connect with that inner child. Anything will do. Look at your watch, the wall clock, anything. You have been using it perhaps for years, but look as if for the first time and see the difference, the quality of your consciousness suddenly changes. This technique is just to make your eyes fresh – so fresh, radiantly alive, that they can move within and you can have a look at your inner self. So go ahead, look inside and follow your heart. Good Luck!

Live Life!

Posted: 15 th April 2015

How many times have you stepped outside and not even noticed what the weather was like? How many times have you traveled to some destination and, due to the fact that you mind was on another issue affecting your life, you did not even notice how you felt or what you saw? How much of your life you let pass by without a thought?

Life is made up of experiences, big and small. Many of Life’s experiences are as momentary as the second in which they exist.

Feel them. Live them.

Think of all of the times you took a shortcut in order to accomplish something. What was the purpose?

It was probably so you could hurry up and get on to the next project or situation you believed needed your attention. Maybe you wished to be somewhere else, doing something else, and so you rushed. Whatsoever reasoning you may have possessed, by rushing through one subject and on to the next, you missed the beauty of living and experiencing the present moment fully.

Remember, you can hold on to what you know, but there are no guarantees that what you know will exist in the next moment. So, as long as you hold on to old beliefs, you keep yourself locked into one life position and you do not allow yourself the ability to have new experiences

Tomorrow, is promised to no one! Life holds no guarantees. Nothing lasts forever! So go ahead, Live your Life, enjoy the weather and everything that comes your way everyday

Good Luck!

The Weight of the world

Posted: 18th March 2015

Once upon a time Zen master was explaining the concept of how we get attached to thoughts. He picked up a small rock and asked his disciples how heavy the rock is and all his students gave all sorts of answers in wanting to answer correctly.

The Zen master smiled and replied “From my perspective, the absolute weight of this rock doesn’t matter. It all depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute or two, it’s fairly light. If I hold it for an hour straight, its weight might make my arm ache a little. If I hold it for a day straight, my arm will likely cramp up and feel completely numb and paralyzed, forcing me to drop the rock to the floor. In each case, the weight of the rock doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it feels to me.”

And as the disciples shook their heads in agreement, he continued, “Your stresses and worries in life are very much like this small rock. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and you begin to ache a little. Think about them all day long, and you will feel completely numb and paralyzed – incapable of doing anything else until you drop them.”

Look at the birds, they can soar high up in the sky because they do not have the tensions that modern life compels us to have. Rather than we living our lives, life seems to be having its way with us! We go on carrying the rocks of ambitions, unfulfilling relationships, Material desires and so much weight.

So remember to let go of your stresses and worries. No matter what happens during the day, as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the night and into the next day with you. If you still feel the weight of yesterday’s stress, it’s a strong sign that it’s time to put the “rock” down.

So go ahead, lighten up and feel the breeze under your new found wings and soar to the skies. Good Luck!