In this world, there is enough stuff to bewilder and confuse us. Say signboards in airport, metro stations, global news, people, and personal situations like finance, relationships etc. Further looking at tragic events like calamities, accidents, death of loved ones, cancer infected kids, addiction to drugs, relationship woes and the list continues…. Sometimes it’s easy to digest and sometimes not? In fact we ignore and conceal those thoughts deep inside.
Even if we are drowned in these subtle doubts, still we continue to live our life, go to work, come back, cook food, take care of our kids, see television, spend time in Facebook, go pubs, work hard and so on. Still the doubts and confusions are not gone. We may temporarily forget and don’t talk about the situation, still they are present inside.
We may ask within ourselves why did market crash? Why the bill was passed in the House? Why the terrorist killed the innocent ones? Why only he was affected by a rare type of cancer? Lot of why’s? So this is the point where we are drowned with lot of questions? We are bombarded with information via news and media. But we don’t have the wisdom to figure out the real cause – WHY IT IS HAPPENING?
We always seek the answer but as we do not know whom to ask, we ignore it. It’s very natural to ignore as we have to again wake up in the morning and go office and follow the routine life.
In all these circumstances we continue to live and build dreams of living a good life, but life do not go smooth as expected, we are affected with disease, old age and so on. Even the medical science is advancing; it can’t make us live a very long life. It can’t stop us from aging. So we suffer from anxiety and think what will happen to our dreams and what will happen to me. They ask themselves can’t we stay alive forever?
Yes, you can stay alive forever.
If we want the most bonafide answer to all those situations described above, we should go to the revealed scriptures of the world.
So in this post we will focus on the most fearful event of our life i.e. death.
The teachings of Vedas confirm that we can be alive forever. But before that we have to know who we are? Yes it’s a good question to start. Let us ask this question to ourselves…
Who are we? We immediately look into our pockets, Office Id card, passports, door name plates and so on, they speak like these – Robert Frank, 36 years old, veteran, Managing director, CEO, American, African, doctors, lawyers, mother, father, brother and so on. We acquire a good number of identity labels since our birth. The first one we get is female or male and new labels continue to join our “identity” bucket.
And it’s very simple to figure out that these identities or labels change by time. In fact these are temporary.
In this lifetime we pursue different identities. It is all material and temporary, but the teachings of yoga scriptures describes our eternal and unchanging identity. The Yoga teachings known as Aham Brahmasmi help us to understand this eternity. We are spiritual eternal beings. We are not subjected to death. We can be alive forever. So once we realize and understand this meaning of these yoga teachings. We can simply start to have faith that we can be alive forever and it will remove our fear of death and aging. We can live in peace, satisfaction, calmness, happiness and true love.
Every day we arrive at the mirror to have a look, whether we are looking perfect to go out to office or party or to a convention? We can find that we are dressed well, we are confident, healthy and strong, then we move on happily. Spending the kids phase and the young age is really cool and easy, we have a strong body, we move freely, we can travel a lot, we can enjoy as we want and we can eat anything.
Everything is cool and perfect till the day, we figure out those strands of gray hair – which attracts our immediate attention and signals the starting of old age. The anxiety of the possible death in some years grips us softly, suddenly the scenes of old bodies of the neighborhood occupies our mind and heart. All such worrying thoughts start coming up.
In a true sense, we need not be worry. Growing old is just another phase of your life; the teachings of Aham Brahmasmi confirm this. No matter what happens, we have a material body and this gross body undergoes aging. We, the actual spiritual self is ever youthful, everlasting and undying.
The same thing is also confirmed in scriptures of Bhagavad Gita
“For the soul there is never birth nor death. Nor, having once been, does he ever cease to be. He is unborn, eternal, ever-existing, undying and primeval. He is not slain when the body is slain.”
[Bhagavad Gita 2:20]
The same concept of life is also put forward by teachings of yoga i.e. Aham Brahmasmi, This is very well presented by the world’s most popular Yoga teacher, Wai Lana in her latest release of musical video named “Alive Forever”.
I can’t just stop sharing this enlightening video. The whole thing I described above is beautifully described in this video.
Esteemed Yoga Icon Wai Lana has done a tremendous job to establish a feeling of faith and fearlessness in the hearts of all the people around the world. For those who are immersed in fear and have lost peace can now be relieved after watching this lovely video about life and identity. This very idea to introduce the most essential teachings of Aham Brahmasmi comes as a blessing for all of us. She indeed has a real concern for the well being of the global population.
Talking more about this “Alive forever” video makes me very happy as it’s a complete package for someone in fear and anxiety due to aging and death of loved ones or bitten by fear of his/her own death. We should understand the primal reason of anxiety is ignorance only. Ignorance means that we are not aware that we are not the physical body and in fact, we are eternal. We stay alive forever, irrespective of this ceasing of the physical body. This wisdom of our real identity brings us relief and happiness i.e. when we know that we are not the physical body.
When we grow old, we figure out a lot of wrinkles that line up on our face; we go through emotional stress and physical complications also grow. We find difficult to walk without support. However, these are the things that are related to our body, not to our real self which is eternal.
You will be really happy when you remember that you are not the physical body. The spirit or the self is eternal. The most beautiful thing about this video is that it enlightens us that the eternal self do not grow old. There is a life force within the body. And this is the most important thing you can understand in your life.
See some of the snippets of the efforts made by the whole team of Alive Forever. These are some of the behind the scene shots and the beautiful outtakes. These are very short videos and I hope you will enjoy all of them:
Wai Lana is extremely motivated to bring back the lost happiness among the population. By means of yoga teachings and gifting the real wisdom, Wai Lana is making outstanding efforts to reach people in a global scale.
Last year in June also Wai Lana made her incomparable contribution on the 1st International Yoga day releasing a musical video named “Namaste”. This was a big hit, in fact it was so popular, it went viral and earned millions of views in a very short period of time. Many celebrities have liked this video and gave their valuable comments. This “Namaste” by Wai Lana spoke of showing humility and respect to others. It also demonstrated how we all are brothers and sisters and can live in peace and harmony. This wonderful video by Wai Lana help us to create a respectful and peaceful society as a whole.
See this inspiring video message from Wai Lana on the special occasion of international day of Yoga.
Wai Lana’s whole life is completely dedicated for introducing people about the ancient art of yoga and makes their life meaningful. Her contribution in yoga in unmatched and millions are benefited from Wai Lana video shows, Wai Lana PBS series and Wai Lana Yoga video channels.
This yoga gift by Wai Lana influences the whole society positively. And she considers this service for the well being of the global community. Wai Lana also promotes “healthy living by natural means”. Wai Lana’s website is a treasure house of real health and well being. You can’t just stop browsing through her healthy living articles, gems of wisdom, recipes, stories, meditation and the Wai Lana Shop.
The shop features all yoga products like yoga DVDs, yoga gears, Yoga for everyone DVD series, Wai Lana kids DVD cartoon series, natural healthy snacks, easy meditation kit, delicious recipe books and juice recipe collections. You can also find more in her blog.
Yoga is now very popular in United States and in most other continents like North and South America, Asia, Europe, Australia and the Middle East. The credit goes to the most dedicated Wai Lana. As her official bio describes, she has aired almost two hundred half hour episodes. She has been broadcasting her Wai Lana yoga PBS series on fitness since a couple of decades. This amazing Yoga PBS series by Wai Lana has been appreciated by millions and they are benefited very much.
Her genuine efforts result in improving the physical, emotional and spiritual well being. This is just a boon in disguise for the whole community. Whoever has come in contact with Wai Lana’s insights and lifestyle, he can realize the true goal of life. She is not only popular among a small section, but she is very well appreciated by viewers of all ages – from preschoolers to great-grandparents.
So watch out for more videos on yoga and essential teachings related to yoga from Wai Lana and stay tuned.