Sahaja Establishes A Common Universality in Our Perception


“Fake news” was recently made the official word in the Collins dictionary. No doubt, we’re almost tired of discussing this phrase by now because so much has been said and analyzed on this topic. “Alternative fact” was used by a slightly less popular personality, that’s probably the only reason it didn’t make it to the dictionary as well.


The bigger questions facing us are – why did such a concept as “Fake News” become so popular when it is clear that anything untrue should automatically disappear soon as it makes its emergence? Shouldn’t collective wisdom be able to see what’s true and what it isn’t? Why does something fake even make it all the way to become news and then be labeled as “fake news”? Could it be possible that our civilization has a genuine difference in perception? Before you jump off your chair and say “These are exceptional times created by one individual” or “Fake News” is not the norm, let’s explore some related examples of this concept.


Remember that advertising was born decades ago. At some level, most of us will agree (with apologies to those who work in advertising and I don’t expect them to agree) that advertising and marketing does involve some aspects that are similar to fake news – it never ever says what’s wrong with what is being sold and chances are very high that it probably amplifies and even distorts the truth about its positives. So, is it time to call advertisements “fake appeal”?


Now, let’s move closer to ourselves. How many job interview answers and statements made by candidates are 100% the truth or a reflection of the personality and strengths of the candidate? Even before that, how many resumes are even entirely true? Yet, for decades, there are many tactics here which were never questioned as unethical.


Why does one politician get so much press for “Fake News” when we’ve known always that a majority of politicians lie most of the time? Where is the line between acceptable and palatable “Fake News” versus the kind that’s unbearable and does it really matter?


The bottom line is that some level of “fake” exists in this world everywhere, whenever human beings are involved. Someone, somewhere is faking something all the time in an attempt to look good, get ahead or simply survive. When it reaches blatant, outrageous and preposterous levels, it happens to get christened as the official phrase, worthy enough of being entered in some dictionary.


So, how do we develop our own absolute measure of reality in being able to see how much “fake” there is in anything? More than that, how do we develop this consistent sense of perception amongst human beings at least to a point where there shouldn’t be a debate on basic facts? The answer is in being able to perceive the absolute truthfulness in anything. Not everything in life can be debated. Qualities like innocence, trust, honesty cannot. For the most part, we, as a civilization understand these words very clearly and at least thus far have not debated the very definition of these words. An optimist would say that over 90% of the words in any dictionary probably haven’t been debated or their definitions stretched to suit our convenience and interpretation.


What if we were able to tell precisely whether something is genuine and represents the truth all the time and need not have to argue with anyone on it? That’s exactly what the subtle awareness of the Sahaja practice provides.


Subtle awareness is the perception of our own subtle energy system – our chakras, kundalini, and our Spirit within us. Beyond that, it is the ability to perceive reality as it is against a system of absolute values within us. For instance, when we’re harsh with someone, we get an unmistakable signal that our Vishuddhi chakra on the right side is blocked or caught up. Or when we clearly detect in that we’re overusing our right energy channel by exhausting ourselves physically and mentally. This awareness is precise and highly individualized. It’s never wrong and it always conveys the absolute truth unless we want to be in denial.


We start developing such an awareness within a few weeks and months of the Sahaja meditation practice. And the best part is that everyone who develops this awareness is innately provided with the identical frame of reference – the basis for perceiving whether something is real or genuine, good or harmful doesn’t vary from one practitioner to another. If we get 10 meditators in a room, excluding some temporary imbalances in some, a majority or nearly all feel the same at the level of subtle awareness and the same way about anything when they try to perceive something. Whereas, they may actually feel differently at an emotional or cognitive level – that’s where likes, dislikes, biases, and feelings come into play. At a higher level of subtle awareness, there’s never any ambiguity, never any duality. And it’s universal.


Check out our expert instructor and practitioner, Dr. Ashish Pradhan explain subtle awareness and the universality of perception.


So, we now proclaim that it’s time to move on from Fake News and Alternative Facts to what we would like to call as “Common Truth”. This would be the universally understood and acknowledged fact or interpretation that everyone can feel precisely and no one can debate – the collective subtle awareness. Indeed, the “Fake News” wave will die a natural death as “Common Truth” takes over our civilization. Or as we like to say, more people begin to find true meditation.