Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Lighter....n....lighter....n....lighter.......en LIGHT en ed!

Did she talk? That definitely wasn't a talk. What was she doing? Did she do anything at all? Or was it just happening? Whatever was spoken was extracted from the consciousness, wrapped in the warmth of her heart and delivered with precision through her head. I was in awe of this perfect amalgamation of the three levels of communication [ref: Principles of Communication by H H Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji], head-2-head, heart-2-heart & soul-2-soul.

I came back with concepts in my head, either thrashed or rectified, heart filled with love and kindled with trust and the soul absolutely free.

How can someone, sitting so comfortably, with such ease and effortlessness, inspire others to take the effort to break out of their comfort zones! Note that my previous statement is punctuated by an exclamation and not a ? because I am in wonder!

The words were direct, there was nothing to read between the lines. However, there was a lot to feel and absorb between the lines. Like chocolate on the nut, her words were cocooned in the love that she is. When she was answering questions from the audience, I could sense the compassion that she felt for us, and like a mother who feeds her young one, she was serving us food for our souls and enbalming our hearts.

Her take on 'Thinking v/s Doing' was brutally punitive. But there was a fatherliness in the loving way with which she encouraged us to take risks,  she sounded like a messenger from God, reading out God's guarantee letter! Oh man, when she spoke about the Blueprint made by God for each one of us and how he makes us realize that, I had goosebumps.

The way she explained about blame, with the example of the stain on the robe, made so many things clear all of a sudden. "When someone points to the stain on your robe, don't burn their finger, instead feel grateful that they made you realize there is a stain. And know for sure that the stain is on the fibre. The fibre is as it is, a little water and a little soap of knowledge will remove it."

She was so emphatic about not being hard with ourselves. "Don't try to behave enlightened just because you got the highest knowledge overnight." 

"Its ok, its ok, everything is ok." This was so reassuring.

Such authenticity, sincerity and genuineness can exude only from a being who has the first hand experience of what she is talking about. The pinnacle of love is devotion, says Sri Sri. When she explained her 'nu-nu-na-na' funda with those kisses and cuddles, I melted. My love for her transformed into 'Bhakti'. And am longing ever since.

The meditation that followed was as restful as a sleep of a century and it seemed as if the Master HIMself was sitting there.

It was as though she was directing the music of our minds like in an orchestra with the conductor's wand, which I was realizing, as the session progressed, was a magic wand. The cobwebs in my intellect have been cleanly swept. Very subtly, she has repaired and fine tuned something inside. Not just years, but lifetimes of load seems to have been shed off the shoulders of my ego. 

I feel 'mukt' [free], so light, so light, I feel EnLightened.

Love you Rajshree.

Pranams and gratitude.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Why should I know WHY?

Did Warren Buffet know what he was doing would make him the richest man in the world? Did Sachin Tendulkar know that what he was doing would make him get hailed as the God of cricket? Did Newton know that thinking about the apple would revolutionize the world of physics?

Most management and self development Gurus claim that one needs to set goals and rationally plan to achieve them. I would like to ask them, "Did their life work out as they had planned it?" Has your life taken the same direction you wanted or wished or intended or desired or dreamed or envisioned?

Man made objects and programmed them with some system and made their behavior predictable. One can tell that the 9.55 slow local from Ghatkopar will definitely reach CST Mumbai by 10.30, of course, if nothing untoward happens. A stone if thrown in water will definitely reach the bottom. However, the laws of the body and the mind are completely different. And it amazes me to even begin to think as what would be the laws of the spirit? Or are there any?

Today scientists are talking about Dark Matter which comprises more than 80% of the universe. The Rishis  in India, said the same thing centuries ago. An invisible force [Adrishya Shakti] governs life. The unseen is at work, was what His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji once commented in a Satsang.

If its my spirit that enlivens the matter in me and makes it function, if the unseen is making things work, if what is beyond the perceptible is almost 100 times of the known universe, if an invisible force governs most of my life, if Love moves the world, then any attempt to quantify, logically analyze, rationalize, plan is blasphemous!

Its foolish, simply absurd, completely insane to let oneself be an illusion that one can comprehend by one's finite brain and the infinitesimal intelligence it contains, the infinite creation, and even be moronic enough to predict its movement. Its like wanting to count the stars in the sky with a handful of pebbles, its like wanting to hold the ocean in your palms, its like wanting to express to your beloved, in words, how much you exactly love him/her.

If words can contain what you have experienced then, I must say, you are living a very shallow life! Life is beyond the realm of the senses. The infinite organizing power of the Divine Intelligence is beyond the domain of comprehensible existence. The mystery begins where logic ends. And its to be lived and wondered at, rather than questioned and understood.

I am glad I don't know why I am doing what I am doing, and know equally well that I will never know it too.

Any attempt to know is Ignorance,
jumping into the unknown is Faith,
dropping the knowing is Wisdom,
merging with the unknown is Love,
trusting that HE knows is Surrender,
experiencing that I am part of the unknown is Yoga,
realizing that the known and the unknown is one, is Enlightenment.

However, I don't know. ;-) Its a beautiful I DON'T KNOW.


Jai Gurudev