GURUJI'S TALK IN SATSANG @ ASHRAM, BANGALORE, MON 20 SEP'10
(Transcribed by Aditya Kamalapurkar)
Vipaksha Bandhana Pratipaksha Bhavane - Whenever you feel negativity - you should overcome it by having the opposite emotions (increasing the positivity)
Look at who you are angry with and why? Who is the person and why is he acting that way? He's not the master of his mind and has no control over the waves of emotions and thoughts - just know that and be compassionate and friendly.
See how each emotion affects you and they start a whole chain of reactions in you and what happens to your mind and body. Hence we should be awake and aware. Vipaksha Bandhana Pratipaksha Bhavane. As soon as you think of someone else's mistake how agitated you get, isn't it? How many of you feel this way?? (so many hands were raised up in VM) Then that's why you should think of the guru instead! See how you feel then....
So what's the sutra?? (and almost everyone is quite in the hall)
So simple it is and i just told it and you can't remember it?? now repeat it with me!
Vipaksha Bandhana - the feeling that are negative are a block and obstacle
Pratipaksha Bhavane - to overcome them you have to have the opposite feelings towards that.
Vipaksha Bandhana Pratipaksha Bhavane...
I know many of you will forget the sutra in 2 or 3 days... You'll say - ah he said something very good in satsang.. dunno what it was.. some vipaksh and partipaksh something... it was too good eh! i don't know what it was exactly but it was good!
See, you need to keep this in mind and not forget it.