After all every single moment of life is an opportunity to learn, express and celebrate , isn’t it…Para 3
We are fortunate to be provided with so many opportunities for seva in the art of living organisation. And it’s our experience that the meditation becomes so much deeper when seva is done, isn’t it:)
On the poornima days(full moon), I have observed that the mind can be more restless than other days. Have you observed this too? Instead of blaming myself or others for the conflicting situation that may arise due to this restlessness, I am being able to witness the effect, knowing that it’s the full moon’s affect on the mind and no one person’s fault. And so now the mind does not go on a blaming trip, either blaming myself or others for the same.
Guruji has given us the three fold path ‘Seva’/Service, ‘Sadhana’/practice, ‘Satsang’/knowledge to be able to befriend the mind. Yes, It’s almost like “Taming the dragon”. But even a dragon can be tamed with effort and practice, and so can be our mind be .. 🙂
Gurudev further explained- Almost 30% of the population is said to be depressed in the world. This is alarming. We are simply moving outwards. It’s the mind which perceives through the senses. Inward journey is Yoga outward is Bhoga. Unless inward journey is taken you cannot even enjoy the outer. Nothing appeals to you. When union with inner being happens, mind becomes your friend, otherwise it can be your greatest enemy. “Save the mind at any cost” is the message of Bhagavad Gita. If the water is still reflection can be seen. In that mind the universal mind reflects which is still. And because you are anchored within, ‘the opposite do not touch you’.
Wow! That’s quite a revelation – Opposite do not touch you. One remains centred no matter how good or bad the situation may be. And that possibility is within each one of us. Like Gurudev shared in Ashtavakra Gita, only the husk has to be removed from the paddy, the rice is already there in it. At this point I have a question for Gurudev i.e how much more husk is there to be removed 🙂 😅😅😅
How does he manage to look soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Good in every headgear!!
Wishing all a Happy Buddha Poornima 🙏