“Is peace a manifestation of something that happens inside a human being or is peace something on the outside only? This is where we have to slow down, because the definitions are abundant but what is peace? Where does the desire for peace come from? Was it that somebody sat down one day and said “Good idea to have peace in this world?” Or is peace innate and the desire for peace innate to every single human being on the face of this earth? This question in my opinion is the pivotal question.
As we exist in this world, as we function in this world, what really exists? There are issues. Everybody is surrounded by issues. Good issues, bad issues, good news, bad news. “You have been promoted; you have been fired.” “You have just bought a new car; you have just lost a new car.” Today, you are young. And you look—the same self will look at the mirror and say, “Today, you are old.” Remember this. It was you—the same self—looked in the mirror and said, “I am so young.” The same self looked in the mirror and said, “I look good.” The same self is going to look in the mirror and proclaim, “I’m getting old.” Same self is going to look in the mirror and say, “I used to be young.” Same mirror. Mirror is mirror. Same self. So, are you not curious, what is this self? Are you not curious to understand your true nature? Are you not curious to understand what is this realm of existence? People talk about liberation, and I wonder. What liberation? This body comes from dust. This is what it came from. These simple elements. And it’ll go back to these elements and it’ll be re-used again and again and again. And again, and again, and again. And then they go, “But the soul. Your essence will come back.” My essence cannot be separated from the essence of the infinite. It’s one and the same. This is where in me resides the infinite. This body is finite, and what lives inside this finite shell is infinite.” (Maharaji)
Noetic technically refers to a sense of “inner knowing” and the world of inner consciousness that opens when we access the subtle senses beyond the familiar senses of touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing. This digest is concerned with the part of us that contains the infinite and the infinite awareness that it brings. We aim to provide a window to all the places on the net that enrich this inner knowing and which can help bring all of us closer to the experience of how amazing and beautiful a human being can be.
To quote Maharaji again: “The journey is the destination.” As human beings we are on an incredible journey. Do we realise what we have been given? Do we realise how rare and amazing we are? Are we aware that by being fully conscious in the world of knowing that we can be in heaven while we are alive? And most important of all, it’s very simple. We try to complicate everything to feed our intellect, but actually the intellect is just a tool to get by in life. It’s just the game we have to play to survive.
The mind was never designed to feel peace. Peace can only be felt in the heart and thankfully the process of connecting with the heart is very simple. However, telling that to the intellect is not so simple! Hopefully this site will link you to many ways of overriding the intellect and linking directly with the heart!