You may be sitting close but you may be galaxies apart. Actually there are no break ups. Break up is just a realisation that you were never together. You may be smiling, laughing and joking around but there may be loads of suppressed negativity hiding beneath. Our minds have an extraordinary capacity to resist/suppress. While resistance is absolutely necessary, only with acceptance or letting go, one can ever experience the real thing. Even before letting go you first need the courage to confront it. Spirituality is the path of the courageous.

The last two days I had a few talks in Sweden. I had an interesting observation in Sweden. I met three Indians! Pallavi and Rasika from Dombivili and Manoj from ulhasnagar. Pallavi and Rasika have already taken the Yes!+ course. I met them for the first time except for Pallavi whom I had a brief meeting before she left India.

All the three are having a absolutely fantastic time. So it was not that they were frustrated/bored like most of the Indians living/working abroad and neither were they really desperate to hang out with Indians just because they are missing India. I was amazed at the speed. The speed at which the connection happened and the speed at which breakfast, lunch, dinner, short visit, long stay, please come now and other such invitations started pouring in from all sides. The Innocence and excitement in the eyes..said it all, breaking through all the artificial barriers of formality and directly connecting with the heart.

Amidst the mechanical "thank yous, I am sorry, you are welcome" and other such crap I could suddenly feel vibes of absolute authenticity and a deep sense of caring and sharing. Everyone wants to share but if the desire is not that intense, concerns of ones own comfort or welfare stops one from doing so. Most of us have mastered the art of saying " I dont have time".When I do not bother so much about my own welfare or convenience only then can I share.

India is a true representation of "Sharing". India is the spirit of the whole world, its life and its Heart beat. We have a huge responsibility. We definitely need to learn a lot from all parts of the world but we also need to live what "WE" really are so that the whole world gets inspired and learns from us the true essence of spirituality, the meaning of humanness and its very purpose of self realisation.


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    Sunand K Nambiar said...

    wow! absolutely.. jgd..

  1. ... on October 8, 2008 at 3:38 PM  
  2. Rahul said...

    Jai Hind...Cheers!!!

  3. ... on October 8, 2008 at 10:47 PM  
  4. bhawana kapoor said...

    **Spirituality is the path of the courageous

    How true!

    **Break up is just a realisation that you were never together

    Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful

    **You may be smiling, laughing and joking around but there may be loads of suppressed negativity hiding beneath

    This opened my mind to the fact, that people actually show off..because I sometimes feel..
    "hey I am the one on the path..and these silly people seem to be enjoying life much more"..
    Bhaiya could you please elaborate on this as well..

    You have a thing with making things really simple.

    Jai Gurudev :)

  5. ... on October 9, 2008 at 1:01 AM  
  6. viji said...


    Absolutely true bhaiya...

  7. ... on October 9, 2008 at 1:16 AM  
  8. Pallavi said...

    Hey Bhaiya,
    I do believe in wt u said... acceptance or letting go really helps us to handel our negative emotions very letting go doesnt seems as easy as it is spelled!!!
    Yup... cming 2 Sweden I can say dat Indian ppl. r really full of enthu in wtever dey do... Hats off 2 ur obvervatn... Sharing spirit rises 4rm intense desire...
    Even me thinking hard 2 find way 2 reach 2 d crowd here... after all its 1st YES!+ here,it shld charge up d ppl of skovde!!!

  9. ... on October 9, 2008 at 4:32 AM  
  10. MANOJ said...

    Now one can definitely say that how our life begins and how we make it during live...

    Too good Rashmin.....


  11. ... on October 9, 2008 at 5:23 AM  
  12. Shruti Poojari said...

    i hav jus one word 2 say,.....
    nd i.e/......WOW....
    beautifully written nd explained...
    wow bhaiya....u r amazing...

    (break up is just a realization that you were never 2gether)and(spirituality is the path of the courageous)
    these 2 lines r so simple .....nd so beautiful...
    jgd bhaiya

  13. ... on October 9, 2008 at 1:20 PM  
  14. Random Reflections said...

    Courage - to do DSN repeatedly and tell people who have spurned you 10 times to do the Part I course :) Truly it is the path of the courageous !

    Jai Guru Dev,

  15. ... on October 10, 2008 at 3:12 PM  
  16. Abhay Karnataki said...

    I don't agree that a breakup would be a realization of not being together ever...
    its more like there is some exchange of karma, some roles to be played in each other's lives, that the relationship happened. and its more like it completed, rather than broke up!

  17. ... on October 11, 2008 at 2:42 AM  
  18. Abhay Karnataki said...

    However I agree that there are suppressed negativities, and thanks to Guruji's grace, all relations attain their completion!

  19. ... on October 11, 2008 at 3:51 PM  
  20. Abhay Karnataki said...

    Ah.. I can relate to the difference of meeting Indians out there would be!

    When I was in Germany for 3 weeks, there was this relief and soothing experience because of two kinds of people:- Those who have done AoL and those who are Indians!

    One AoL family in Heidelberg even hosted me for a week, when I had accommodation problems!

  21. ... on October 11, 2008 at 3:53 PM  
  22. ravibelongs2u said...

    wow!!! dada!!
    fantastic post..
    just a true reflection of what WE really are!!

    really missing both of my good friends pallavi and rasika!

  23. ... on October 14, 2008 at 11:26 PM  
  24. priyanka said...

    its soo great to know that u have found such wonderful company in norway!what i liked the most about this post is-"When I do not bother so much about my own welfare or convenience only then can I share."its soo true!

  25. ... on October 18, 2008 at 9:31 PM  
  26. Gauri said...

    kay lihitos tu... its so true that in AOL you really don't need time to bond at all....the belongingness immediatly comes...:)

  27. ... on November 6, 2008 at 11:47 AM  
  28. Lali said...

    Thanks for writing this.

  29. ... on November 11, 2008 at 6:18 AM