Don’t Quit Smoking. Let smoking Quit YOU.

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Today, I want to share a very personal but profound thing, which all smokers might find useful.

Till 2 yrs and 9 months ago, I was a smoker. I started smoking in 2007 and continued to do so till 2010. It started as a “casual curiosity” and then when I hit a major depression in 2010, I became an addict.

On 4th January, 2011, I lit my last cigarette, and put it out in the middle. I never touched a cigarette every again. I never even felt the need to smoke ever ever again. As of today, even the smell of cigarette smoke makes me feel like puking. (And I never lie)

How did this change happen?

I never tried to “quit smoking”. Never ever. I just sincerely did only one thing: I always brought awareness into my smoking, that is all. This is the advice I had heard my Guru Sri Nithyananda Swami give to someone on what he should do to quit smoking in one of his youtube discourses. He told the person not to struggle to quit, but just be aware, that’s all. I tried that.

Every time I lit a cigarette, I used to be aware of whether I’m really smoking because I want to, or it is bcz I am just restless & bored or is it out of anger or what. Reasons were different many times, but I never gave up my awareness of the reasons. Slowly, after a few months, I saw that I was smoking not bcz I really really wanted to smoke, but for some other stupid reason and sometimes for no reason at all! Slowly, I automatically started to smoke lesser and lesser, and stopped smoking when I wasn’t really feeling like it. And then finally, on the 4th of Jan, I lit a smoke, and suddenly I felt, “What the crap am I doing? I don’t need this poison. I am done with it.”

And I was really really really done with it.
I hope someone finds this useful. It really works, all you need is a little honesty with your own self and a little patience.

Shared this ONLY with the purpose of hoping to benefit someone somewhere. Most people feel ashamed to share abt these habits, even when they are healed of it, but I know, that I have nothing to lose, only to gain if someone gets enriched by this some day.

Nithyanandam

This post is for all the followers and believers of Swami Paramahamsa Nithyananda. @Literates – Non believers need not comment, they will be deleted. Illiterates need not read the article.

I have been having weird dreams all night…and I think I am pretty disturbed too now…
But I was thinking abt everything…and the thing is, I love Swamiji so much not because of him as a person, but because of his teachings and everything he says. Because everything he says I agree with and believe in and it helps me.
What has saved me till now is those beliefs. Yes, those beliefs have made me very fond of Swamiji also, no doubt, but that is how it started. After all, he was just another human being to me the first time I met him. And that remains unchanged. Everything he has ever said to me till now has worked for me.
And that won’t change. It never will.
And Swamiji never tells us to do one thing or another. He just tells us to experience causeless love.
Maybe what I am saying might sound weird, but first of all I don’t and won’t believe in all this “scandal” thing.

Secondly, why does sex automatically have to translate to scandal ? If he forced the woman to have sex, yes it would be a scandal. If he has been abusing women and not been behaving decently with them, yes it is a scandal. If he had misbehaved with any of the woman who come to seek guidance from him, yes it would be a scandal. If he had been traffiking women, yes it would be a scandal.
But since when did sex become a scandal in itself ?
But why is being with a woman and sleeping with a woman automatically a scandal ?
Don’t pujaris and other gurus in all our temples have wives ? Why is it okey for them to have wives ?
Dint Jesus have a wife ? Magdalene. Why is it suddenly wrong for a man, who is enlightened, to be with a woman ? Don’t we all want that some day ? And if we say we don’t, aren’t we being nothing but just big fat hypocrites ?
Where did the concept of marriage and union come from ? Dint it originate in the idea of multiplying our happiness ? And I am extremely sorry to say this, but isn’t sex one of the ways to reach a meditative state too ? What made our mahrajas sculpt stories on it in the Khajuraho Temples ? Why the hell is sex suddenly unholy ? Why is it okey to sell Kamasutra in every other book store in India perfectly alright, but to talk of sex not alright ?

Its just that the media with their brainless ideas or utter lack of ideas portray everything in such a bad light that it rocks our worlds. Because that is what they want. To rock our worlds.

I hope this will help you too.
No one asked us to assume that Swamiji is not human and that he cannot do things we humans do. It is our fault if we assume that. He is a human sent in this mortal world to live with mortals. And we should not judge him for his mortal deeds since he doesn’t judge us for ours. That’s just how I see it.

May God bless Swamiji and help him. And may God bless all of us who are feeling like they have just gone through an earthquake and need to find our grounds.

After all, I don’t know how much time it will take to sort out this incredible mess, but I know, that the one thing that still saves me is everything that I have learnt from Swamiji. And I will still be thankful to him for that for the rest of my life. And for my blissful existence. May you all be happy and are able to find your happiness every day.

Nithyanandam !