Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you,
Christmas is a time of celebration. We say Life in its true essence is a celebration. But how many of us miss the true celebration of Life by only celebrating on a holiday, when we exchange gifts or go to parties to have fun? Are holidays the only time to celebrate? What is a true celebration?
During this time of the year we give ourselves a happy, joyful time, forgetting the petty differences and routine problems of day to day life. For a brief while we feel free from all the nagging frustrations and the negative challenges of routine life at home and at work.
But as soon as the holidays are over, we are all back to square one! I am afraid we sometimes do not celebrate the True meaning of Christmas; we only immerse ourselves into the transient pleasures of life and name it as celebration.
Just as Siddhartha Gautama is not Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama transformed is Buddha, and Buddha is but the state of Consciousness of Unity, or the Enlightened Self.
So also, Jesus of Nazareth is not the Christ, Jesus transformed is Christ, and Christ is but the state of Consciousness of Unity, or the Enlightened Self.
True celebration is not in the name and form of Siddhartha Gautama or Jesus, which are ever changing and transient but true celebration is in the Buddha Consciousness or Christ Consciousness, which never dies.
Let us all celebrate the Birth of Christ Consciousness by being conscious of the real essence of our Being, a state of Pure Bliss. It is only in a meditative state that we truly celebrate for then the Joy gushes forth from the Essence or the Root of our Being or Self.
The celebration does not stop a few hours after the New Year's Bash, but continues to flow as the Life flows with all its true Merriment. If we practive meditation throughout the year then Happiness will flow spontaneously in the New Year, for then we are living life INSIDE OUT.
Love flows, Happiness happens, and Peace surrounds,