Friday, February 20, 2009

Rishi Vidyadharji - Uthte Baithte

Yesterday evening, Rishi Vidyadharji came to Delhi and left today morning for conducting the Art of Living Part 2 course in Jalandhar, which will culminate in Mahashivratri celebration. Ram and Kapil had the fortune of spending the evening with him. Sharing from the knowledge that flowed from the Rishi, who we admire so much.

Q. What is enlightenment?
A: Enlightenment is doing trivial things. Enlightenment is letting go, like a child. Choti choti baate karne se badi cheeze hasil hoti hai means when you do the small things you get big results. For e.g. your parents/school teachers taught you to read/write and learn the tables etc., and so you have the educational qualification that you have today.

Q. Too many thoughts and cravings come to my mind. How do I handle this?
A: Two prominent things that influence the mind are food that you eat and the company you keep. Sadhana, satsang and seva lead to perfecion at 3 levels:
a. Sadhana purifies the thoughts and feelings
b. Satsang purifies and cultures your speech
c. Seva brings perfection in action

Q. Rishiji, you look tired today!
A: How can I be tired? Because I am just a witness, I don't do anything.

Q. We are organizing The March Against Corruption and Terrorism on 1 Mar at Parliament Street, Delhi. How should we increase our speed and effectiveness in reaching out to more youth and enrolling them for the event? We are not happy with the results we have got so far.
A: Do you guys sit up till late in the night?...haa ...see thats not a good habit. What do you do till so late in the night? Discusions, planning? Why do you plan so much? Everything is already planned. You just have to do it! And whatever you plan in the night, will most likely not work out. Night time is not auspicious for making plans/sankalpas. Always do planning in the morning. Its more shubh (auspicious).

Q. Yoga Vasistha emphasizes a lot on self-effort. So if everything is planned then what should our effort be?
A: You effort is to keep the mind in the present moment.

Rishiji said your entire focus should be on increasing your satva. Satva badhao.

And while Ram and Kapil were soaking in the Rishi's presence, I was enjoying being a witness to Bawa answering questions by some IIT Delhi YesPlus students at our adda (A1-266 Safdarjung Enclave, South Delhi) of the The March core organizing team. Ya ya, I know you would like to defnitely hear what Bau said. You will see it soon on my blog.

Love & Jai Gurudev

1 comment:

  1. 'Your effort is to keep the mind in the present moment.' owo!!! what a answer!! cleared q question in my mind. Thanks Bhaiya!! Jai Gurudev!