Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Who seeks love?

Excerpted from the talk given by Guruji in the NBS - Narad Bhakti Sutra series - ATTAINING DIVINE LOVE

Highlights, I managed to register are:

4 types of people seek love :

  1. Aarthi - miserable

  1. Seeker – seeking some meaning or knowledge or purpose in ife

  1. Greedy – seeking comfort/wealth

  1. Knowledgeable – who are already wise

* Goal of knowledge is to attain love *

Three types of love

Excerpted from the talk given by Guruji in the NBS - Narad Bhakti Sutra series - ATTAINING DIVINE LOVE

Highlights, I managed to register are:

3 types of love :

  • Tamasik – eg. terrorist – creates hatred and misery for oneself and others

  • Rajasik – brings great excitement and then great depression; creates feverishness; short term joy and long term misery

  • Sattvik – creates harmony; belongingness; knowledge; unconditional love

How to attain perfect love

Excerpted from the talk by Guruji in the Narad Bhakti Sutra Series - LOVE IS SUPREME

Some highlights I managed to register:

How to attain perfect Love ?

  • Don’t take interest in the affairs of your enemy

  • Do not listen/encourage conversations pertaining to sex, money, aethist, enemy

  • Arrogance & show-off are also hindrances

  • Nothing here belongs to you, you are just a custodian

Dealing with loss / unplesant experiences

Excerpted from the talk by Guruji in the Narad Bhakti Sutra Series - LOVE IS SUPREME

Some highlights I managed to register:

  • Unless you put the little fish in the water, you will not get the big fish … wait till you feel you are losing your fishing rod also

  • Every unpleasant experience makes you – stronger + deeper + knowledgeable + powerful

  • Every apparent loss is for a bigger gain

  • Where wealth is gained by unfair means, neither wealth stays, nor prestige, nor happiness

  • Love is supreme

  • Drop expectations and keep working.

Dealing with Anxiety

Excerpted from the talk by Guruji in the Narad Bhakti Sutra Series - LOVE IS SUPREME

Some highlights I managed to register:
  • Sow the seeds, and let them grow

  • Every anxiety simply means you are not confident, lack faith …

  • What are you worried about :


    Concepts - knowledge


    Prestige - fame


  • Fear of losing creates anxiety which destroys love

  • Don’t carry your bag once you are in the train

  • Everything is happening, nature is taking care of you

  • Anxiety kills love and love kills negativity

B +ve

Excerpted from the talk given by Guruji in the NBS - Narad Bhakti Sutra series - ATTAINING DIVINE LOVE

Highlights, I managed to register are:

  • Whatever we are we project (listen to people for 5 min and you will know whats happening in their life).

  • As you see, so is your creation

  • Negative people make you realize your strength

  • Mistake doesn’t stand when the intention is right

SUTRA – the thread that keeps us grounded and makes us fly higher; the link that bridges the inner abstract and outer concrete

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

ashtavakra - everyth is god

                                             EVERYTHING IS GOD(Ashtavakra gita)


Skill is needed to see that there is nothing outside God. A bubble can’t be outside water.

Skill: To see the unseen, to see beyond name & form.

Bubbles rise up and dissolve in water….same with us.

The basic substratum of this name and form is BRAHMAN , DIVINE - GOD.

100 years ago you were in space. 100 years hence also you will be in space…In between this all the names and forms rise and fall like bubbles.

‘Taranga fen budbuda’.

If the wave goes to find the ocean,will it find it??

Mind is a wave in the SELF.

Moods are waves in the MIND.
Don’t think there is skill needed only in the world outside, it is also needed in handling yourself.
With some skill you can see that all is love, DIVINITY. One has to know the skill to go deep into oneself, quieten the mind, though meditation is one’s nature.
If somebody is angry/frustrated you can either see the anger/frustration or the love behind it.



Knotted mind is anger, dejection etc., Ironed mind is God.

So this is a dhobi place, all the creases and stains are removed.

        In reality there is no need of any compassion…. There is no suffering. It gives them depth and maturity.

        I am Hollow & Empty.

Nothing & Everything

But you are acting as  if you are something else.

A circle needs two diametrically opposite points.

Your own body is a place of violence.

When the event becomes big for us, existence loses its significance and vice versa.

EVENTS bring small joy, EXISTENCE Brings Bliss

EVENTS can cause pain and suffering. EXISTENCE brings only joy, bliss & truth

Restlessness is foreign to your nature. This is the reality.

Skillfully see and smile and rise above the duality, opposites. See this whole world as bubbles on the surface of water.

See people as bubbles on the surface of BRAHMAN.

Even to go into your own transcendental nature; you need to go in a skillful manner.

The main skill in Janaka was Surrender, Devotion , Innocence.


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

New years message by Guruji!

Everyone wants to be happy in life, but usually are unhappy,” said Sri Sri to a 5,000–strong crowd at the satsang this evening. Held in celebration of the New Year observed today in many parts of India, the satsang took place in the ashram’s amphitheatre.

“There are three aspects which bring unhappiness:

  1. Disturbance
  2. Fear
  3. Poverty

How can we remove these aspects?

An unselfish feeling removes any disturbance.

Detachment erases fear.

Removal of greed alleviates poverty.

The greater the feeling, the faster we can tackle these challenges.

Today, the New Year begins, Every year is given a name. This year’s name is Virodhi – year of conflict.

Sadhaks and seekers have to calm this conflicting force. A bad person is one who will increase conflicts. A good person will reduce it. This year will test your character.

We need to use skill to remove this feeling of opposition. In some cases, we can use proper understanding, compassion or knowledge.

Virudh is necessary in life. Virudh was started so that we stand up against injustice. Conflicts have a place in life. There are disease-fighting bacteria in our bodies – that’s how we stay healthy. One should not quell opposition to injustice. If we want to stand up against any malaise, this year is the best time to do so.

Elections are coming up in India. Oppose corruption. We should stand against every instance of injustice. Don’t think, “The fire is in someone else’s house - that’s why I won’t act.” It won’t take long for the fire to spread to your house.

There are 10 types of conflicts that can arise this year. The first one is doubt. Doubt could be self-doubt, amongst people, nations and religions. When you are aware of a doubt unfolding, then you know that it will pass. It is only a matter of time.

This year, people who meditate have a dual responsibility. Not only do we have to maintain our steadfastness but also help others who are in trouble. This is the right time to get into knowledge, service and devotion. The first thought in our minds should be: ‘I want to gain self-realisation.’

God is all-permeating. It is truth, beauty, consciousness. When God is inside you and in everyone, why can’t the individual experience it? There are 5 reasons:

  1. Ignorance
  2. Ego
  3. Craving
  4. Aversion
  5. Fear

When these five aspects disappear, then you are moving towards divinity.

In this New Year, observe yourself: Has your ignorance reduced? Recollect the time when you did your first part one programme and advanced progamme:

Has ignorance reduced?

Have you become more natural?

Are you able to take insults?

Are you able to smile when others are frowning at you?

Has your fear reduced?

If not, meditate more. You will find that these aspects will reduce. Meditation, pranayama, Sudarshan Kriya, padmasadhana and seva will reduce these five aspects and bring you closer to knowledge.

The difference between God and an ordinary life is that these five aspects are absent in God. In an intelligent person, these aspects are present in small proportion. A foolish man has them dominant in his character.

Gauge each year by observing how much these five aspects have reduced. You will find that there has been definite progress.