Jahanji (J) landed in the land of opportunities on September 3rd, 1985 at JFK airport with few dollars in his pocket and a carry-on, not knowing where he would go next. After waiting for more than 5 hours outside the airport, a kind and noble couple who happened to be his friend’s relatives came to pick him up from the airport, and thus J started his journey in the land of opportunities far far away from his home.
Years later he had an expense account, a luxury car and a beautiful home in an affluent suburb of Chicago. With wealth came the freedom to travel the world, to wine and dine in fine restaurants, and to stay in luxury hotels. Driven by the desire to climb the corporate ladder, J went for higher studies at the Universities of Stanford and Harvard. He became one of the top leaders for a fortune 500 company. He was living the American dream. But, the competition in the rat race was tiring, painful and unsatisfying.
Eventually, he began to experience high levels of stress, emotional distress and insomnia. An unusual question arose, “Am I a successful leader or a success-fool leader?” The evidence pointed to the latter. J has become a successful leader but suffered poor health due to severe stress.
Most of us can relate to J. He is the “average Joe” who achieved success, but at what cost? He was physically exhausted, mentally stressed, and emotional depleted. He had gained the world but lost himself. The scriptural saying, “What shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and loose his own soul” took a new meaning for J.
Disillusioned and discontent, J began to consider whether there might be another kind of success: one that didn’t come with such a high price tag, one that didn’t bring with it fatigue, insomnia, and stress but rather happiness, satisfaction and peacefulness. For the first time, he began to seriously ponder whether there was a way to be successful while simultaneously enjoying optimum health, wealth and happiness.
As fate would have it, he came across a spiritual mega-force and was introduced to the science of self-examination. J entered a new world, a world defined by self-inquiry and self-realization. The words of an ancient Greek Philosopher, “An unexamined life is not worth living and has no value”, took on a new challenge for J.
Returning to the corporate world during the week, J spent weekends observing different patterns in nature, experimenting with yoga, and practicing various methods of Meditation and Tantra. A whole world of retrospection opened up for him. He began to question, why he was thinking what he was thinking, why he was saying what he was saying, why he was doing what he was doing, why he believed what he believed at that time of his life. This inquiry led him to the origin of thought and the realization of what thought really is. That realization– explosive in its force – wiped out all his knowledge and experiences gained through the physical senses. I don't know who I am. I don't know why I am thinking. I don't know what I am thinking. My thoughts don't have any meaning. He realized that there is no personal self or ego and what the physical senses are seeing, hearing, smelling, touching and tasting was just an illusion. The illusionary self or ego that was asking the questions, who am I, was no longer there.
He became aware of the universal self, ego or the master mind, the mind that made the duality waves. In others words, he achieved oneness with the mind that made the duality waves. This non-local mind transcends all of the dimensions and is completely outside the system of time, space, and form. He realized that he was not only a participant in the illusion, but the maker of the entire illusion. And the entire illusion is just a dream, a dream state.
Still, there is another step required to wake up from the dream, where the mind that is the maker of the illusion chooses to let go completely against itself in favor of Reality. Reality without its opposite, unreality.
Jahanji says, feel free to call Reality, the nameless, ageless, formless, thoughtless as God, Brahman, Paramatha, Allah, etc.
When Jahanji says, I am awakening from the dream, he is realizing that he didn’t exist at the level of form, he did not exist at the level of thought, he did not exist at any other level or dimension except as pure Reality. It means, the relinquishment of any individuality or personal identity, now and forever.
J is realizing with the help of the Liberated One's that the universe is an illusion. Nothing ever happened. No one has ever left Reality except in dreams. Big Bang never happened in Reality except in dreams.
Awake, Arise and Realize this Truth said the Liberated One's.
The life of Jahanji on this planet was a dream, he is living this strange life in the dream, he dreams that he was born, he dreams that he will die. All his relationships are dreams. All the people he knows are dream figures. If Jahanji is not fully awakened to Reality in this lifetime, he will continue to dream that he is in-between the death and birth period, and it goes on and on and on. The Liberated One's say that lifetimes are like serial dreams that occur one after the other.
With a deep sense of gratitude Jahanji offers Satsang and Darshan to people from all walks of life with all kinds of religious, social, scientific, ethnic, cultural and political belief systems.
Jahanji left the corporate world after working for 25 years in the area of Medical Physics. He currently resides in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin - an hour drive from the City of Chicago.
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