Either you seek pleasure or come to me - Sri Sri RaviShankar.

These words really shook me and even more when HE once personally looked straight into my eyes and said "tu free ho ja" ( you become free). Though he said this in response to a personal query, it has really made a deep impression on my mind. It was a blessing as well as an order.

Since then life changed. Here is something I have been thinking of late.

What comes after the Peak?..... Its the free fall, down into the valley, a little further down from where you started. Its makes you feel like a dumb ass completely fooled yet again by the lure of getting at the peak. Either through some kind of emotional gratification; wanting to be loved and respected or through the five senses the mind is constantly seeking a peak experience. Have you observed this? Its amazing to watch its consistency.

A few moments of pleasure is what binds us. Bondage is painful. I heard a beautiful tip given by Guruji. He said " To every craving there is a beginning, middle and the end. When the craving arises and you remember the end, it elevates your awareness to a higher level and then that which seems uncontrollable to resist, does not seem so".

Otherwise life is just a series of "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.... thud!!!!" all along and then you come back and continue! Remembering the fall brings peace and serenity.

Guurji says things in such a simple way but we need to be really aware because every word he speaks, he is directing us towards the highest state of consciousness.

Love
Rashmin


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17 comments:

    Shruti Poojari said...

    yes very true bhaiya....
    GURUJI speaks in such a simple way....that ur mind goes WOW...

    jgd...

  1. ... on October 2, 2008 at 7:42 PM  
  2. bhawana kapoor said...

    No bhaiya ask him to pull me towards him, better still dissolve me in His laughter..
    Oh bhaiyaaa , beautiful beautiful post
    Love you sooooooooooooooooo much
    hugzzzzzzzzz

  3. ... on October 2, 2008 at 9:42 PM  
  4. Vivek Barun said...

    missing you in navaratri bhaiya .
    Even Bawa keeps telling 'Little poo must be all alone there'.

  5. ... on October 3, 2008 at 1:34 AM  
  6. ─üditya said...

    woah... clean bowled!

  7. ... on October 3, 2008 at 3:00 AM  
  8. Pramod Patil said...

    Dear Bhaiya very nice Knowledge!! Guruji also says if something excellent happens we get excited and then that excitement makes us miserable afterwards, instead of getting excited become peacefully happy!!!

    Lots of Love and keep posting your experiences of organising course in Norway

  9. ... on October 3, 2008 at 9:52 AM  
  10. Shruti said...

    Bhaiya pls post some GURU STORIES

  11. ... on October 3, 2008 at 11:34 AM  
  12. twinkle said...

    Beautiful sharing in simple sincere words. JGD!

  13. ... on October 3, 2008 at 1:14 PM  
  14. Sakshi Batra said...

    If I just read it...I quite follow it... But when I go further.. WOOSH!!!!!!!!! It goes over my head. Maybe a little more growth is needed to get that one!
    Jai Gurudev!!!!!!!:)

  15. ... on October 3, 2008 at 2:19 PM  
  16. piyu said...

    really.... we always experience this but not aware of it but now its become easy to understand... this post is superb. guruji is just too good.Through his knowledge he makes every thing simple.

  17. ... on October 3, 2008 at 3:01 PM  
  18. Anonymous said...

    This post is written just for me. Guruji is teaching me a very beautiful lesson of how craving gives rise to unhappiness and with a first hand experience, your words make so much sense.

    And as I was reading your post for the nth time, once again got to experience craving and the disappointment. I was feeling little hungry and instead of eating a fruit, I reached out for my lunch and finished half of it at 11 am!!! And yes don't feel good about it now. Need to become more aware and apply the knowledge.

    And now your blog will become a regular stop after Bawa's :-) Thanks much!

  19. ... on October 3, 2008 at 8:34 PM  
  20. Niveditha Shekar said...

    Lovely! :)
    Jai Gurudev

  21. ... on October 3, 2008 at 9:16 PM  
  22. Abhay Karnataki said...

    very nice new blog design!

    hmmm. I agree with these observations.

  23. ... on October 4, 2008 at 2:06 AM  
  24. Aparna said...

    WWOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    aWESOME!!!!!!!!!


    jAI GURUDEV!

  25. ... on October 4, 2008 at 9:12 AM  
  26. bimba b r said...

    amazin post rashmin bhaiya...his words are so simple but yet so deep in meanig..please write more of your experiences wen u were with him....

  27. ... on October 7, 2008 at 12:53 PM  
  28. Vinod Patil said...

    well tht must be the awsome, enchanting moment, when He said tu free ho ja. rashmin bhaiya this post is superb.

  29. ... on October 13, 2008 at 9:30 AM  
  30. priyanka said...

    wow bhaiya!!
    this makes so much sense..its sooo true!!
    i completely agree with this post..it has happened with me also sooo many times.
    what i liked the most was about remembering the end..
    Jai GuruDev:-)

  31. ... on October 18, 2008 at 9:19 PM  
  32. Balwant said...

    Bhaiya tussi tu great hoon... majja a gayee blog padhkey was amazing ... missing u .. i m back in india now .. c ya soon:)

  33. ... on October 27, 2008 at 11:23 PM