What it really means to have a Guru…

Working for Volunteer for better India has opened a new dimension in my life. And I feel, I am just starting to explore, what it really means to have a Guru and the strength that I carry, as a devotee.

As we all know VBI has been initiated by Gurudev with a vision for a JUST, Peaceful and Prosperous nation .

 5,000 Kg Dry garbage removed from Aarey in less than 2 hours-
A VBI environment initiative
Aarey Newsletter
2000 volunteers came together for Road safety –
Mind your vehicle a VBI’s traffic awareness project.
     BOMBAY JAZZ hi res
( For more VBI Mumbai news- http://www.vbimumbai.org/vfabi/pastactivity)
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While working for VBI projects we did not depend on logic. Faith drove us all the way .We did not wait for resources, people or any support to come to us first, we kept walking into the unknown deeper and deeper, as if into the  blinding darkness. But we knew and we were, being carried and protected all throughout. Never before did I feel more comfortable being in the unknown.
We walked one step and 100’s of people joined us. Imposible was being achieved effortlessly.Out of nothing everything was being created, it was truly magical!!
It was unfolding so beautifully! As if, the power of Guru’s will was just starting to come alive, and  in the process I was also realising the powers that a devotee is gifted with .Just like when Hanuman wrote Ram Ram( his master’s name) on the stones and threw in water, against the laws of nature, the stones floated.
We were also being bestowed with infinite strength and this could have been only experienced because we were being Guru’s instrument, and working for a greater vision.
Not having found a Satguru or shall I reframe and say, not having a Satguru find you, could be the greatest misfortune of ones life. Otherwise how does one explore the hightest possiblity of being in a human form?
It would be like owning a BMW or a Rolls-Royce, but not having learnt to drive it and not finding anyone else to drive it too!
 Or it can be compared to being in a rocket which has not learnt to cross the threshold of gravity.
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There can only be a limited understanding of life. Limited to the extent of where logic or intellect can take.
A Guru can guide us beyond, much beyond the sphere of our imagination. He can make us meet the Stars, the Sun and the Moon.

But why do we need a “Guru” to take us there?
We all know the law of marginal utility don’t we? Only if the senses could make us eternally blissful, gulab Jamuns would have been enough to do the job, Isn’t it 🙂

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To explore the highest possibility that we are, we have to learn from an expert. Only the one who has found the treasure can lead us to it, as there are infinite possibilities of being lost on the way without a guide. Guru knows the exact patch.Following his footprint, learning right directions from his words of wisdom, makes the path so easy and so much fun. That is how one discovers being bliss. (Bliss- a noun not a verb)
With a Guru to guide him Hanuman could even raise a mountain, he could float stones on water. And we could meet the hiding Hanuman is us..

Such is the glory of being a devotee, of the one who has a master, a Guru. It is indeed the greatest fortune, the greatest gift and the only goal 🙂

And even after so many years of being on the path I still feel, that I am just starting to explore, what it really means to have a Guru…

Jai Gurudev

Published by vasuaol

Ms. Vasudha Jhunjhunwala holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. She is associated with the Art of Living since year 2000. Born and brought up in a pink city Jaipur, Rajasthan she currently resides in Amchi Mumbai with her family. For nearly a decade, Vasudha has inspired more than 10,000 youths with her teachings and social work. She has undertaken various projects and has been an instrument of change for its success. Juggling between home and work, in her spare time Vasudha likes to paint, write poems, learn music and play badminton. She is a Social Worker, Entrepreneur, State Coordinator of The Art of Living, Student of Sanskrit & Classical Music, Writer, Homemaker, Mother, Meditation Teacher, Public Speaker, Recipient of CSO-2014 award by Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam and has travelled in 30 Countries. She is a quintessential deshbhakt. It is difficult to match her youthful Energy. Vasudha is extremely passionate about her initiatives. One of the most successful projects lead by her was the ‘Vote For a Better India’ - A campaign that facilitated the voter registration process and lead to 5 lakh citizens new voter registration across India in 2014 Lok Sabha Elections. Bringing more awareness to the people in the community she began the initiative ‘Mind your Vehicle’ - A project to sensitize citizens towards traffic discipline with 2000 volunteers in Mumbai. The project saw good media coverage. She was also the founding member of ‘Save Aarey’ project. In this project more than 300 volunteers cleared 5-truck loads of garbage from Aarey colony. With an aim to instill a sense of responsibility and nationalism among the youth, she has spearheaded several initiatives that included women’s safety drives, blood donation drives, cleanliness drives at railway stations and sea-shores, health and hygiene awareness camps and others. Often people ask her what made her belief so strong to walk the spiritual path. She affirms that, “just like the light house guides the ship through darkness of night, our conscience guides us through decisions of life. For a smooth sail, just listen to it!” The drought in Maharashtra had led to an increasing number of farmer suicides and Vasudha decided to contribute towards River Rejuvenation Project in the state. She along with her team revived around 22kms of Manjara river. The river Manjara rejuvenation in Latur District benefited 5 lakh villagers in its vicinity. Vasudha was also a part of the Solar Lamp Project. She was the catalyst in the distribution of solar lamps to flood-hit villagers in Orissa during Fani. Her courage and valour gives her the skill to bring out the right perspective in every project she undertakes. Worry or Uncertainty are not words she rhymes with, Vasudha believes that’s Spiritual knowledge shields the flame of life from the winds of uncertainties. Vasudha is currently working on Project Pavitra. Since its inception this year, the project has imparted menstrual hygiene education to more than 2000 young girls in BMC schools and it aims to reach out to many more. She is also the founding member of SORT Club - Student's organization for Reform and Transformation. The club is now operational in 10 colleges in Mumbai. The project aims to remove the menace of substance abuse from the colleges of India. Vasudha is also working on a Happy Neighbourhood Project. The project aims to establish Happiness centers in societies to make societies stress-free. If you meet her once, you would know that she has a very charming, intuitive, and jovial personality, her ideas and thoughts are ahead of it’s time. Her ability to perceive something new and unique in every individual is what draws people to her company. She gives a very comfortable and cool vibe something young students connect to and find easy to talk and open up to her about their problems. Make impossible, possible is her mantra. Her sessions are filled with grit, humor, inspiration, and some awespiring wisdom. People feel rejuvenated, energetic, experience clarity of thoughts, immense love in their hearts after attending her Mind and Breathe Workshops. Mysteries of life intrigues her and even though she has traveled in 30 countries she found her best place within. She, by herself is a ‘Happiness Express’ moving swiftly on the spiritual path.

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