One of the greatest virtue of a seeker is tolerating ignorance. I have been traveling and meeting all sorts of people for quite some time now. Sometimes I meet people and it seems as if they are just waiting to be told about the Art of Living and also there are others who are like dumbness personified.

Its been a challenging task to save the mind when confronted with such people. In one of the courses I had a participant who left during the Sudarshan Kriya because she did not want to be late for an appointment with a dentist! One of the guys asked me that if everybody goes veg we would have chickens all over the place in the world. HE felt that we should eat chickens in order to save the world from a chicken population explosion! So I asked him, what about crows? He went into a deep silence and may be he is still contemplating about it and getting nightmares about a world full of crows darkening the whole planet.

Yesterday when I was taking a shower I got this wonderful thought.

"The ignorance of the ignorant glorifies the wisdom of the wise".

The reason I really appreciate Guruji 's wisdom is not just because of HIM but its actually because of all the other ignorant people in the world. So thanks to all that ignorance in the world which is the very reason why we have been privileged by the divine presence of Guruji and we can appreciate it at the same time.

Once Guruji said that the greatest gift of Art of Living to this planet is the point Opposite values are complimentary. So the next time you are faced with some stubborn ignorance just smile and remember .....


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    bhaw said...

    **So I asked him, what about crows?

    LOL bhaiya this gave my lungs one whole minute of laughter hahahaah
    Fantastic..what about crows?

    And yeah very nice piece this was, will read it again and share my experience
    Jai Gurudev

  1. ... on November 22, 2008 at 4:25 AM  
  2. Sunita said...

    Today while I was meditating, I realized we are all on a journey... each of us at a different stage. I was this angry, spiteful person before... today I am not. I don't want to regret my past becos today I am not that person anymore. Same with others, today they are someone with tendancies that I do not approve, but tomorrow they will change.

    I was holding a judgement about someone I know and as this knowledge dawned on me I realized I have to accept everyone as they are. Becos they do not know what they are doing! Just like I detach and observe the emotions coming up in me, I should do likewise with everyone else too.

    The path is amazing!!! And I am realizing Guruji is taking us all somewhere :-)).

    Love your blog. It's helping me to reflect deeply within.

  3. ... on November 22, 2008 at 7:05 AM  
  4. Random Reflections said...

    wow Rashmin !amazing revelations....i think ignorant people also teach us to "Accept people as they are" and also to "Educate and Ignore" .

    Totally amazing this path and knowledge !

    Jai Guru Dev,

  5. ... on November 22, 2008 at 11:29 AM  
  6. In Search Of Myself said...

    Wow... what a wonderful thought!!!
    Shows that shallowness outside can bring the depth inside you, if you have enough depth that is...

    Yeah, sometimes people come up with dumbest arguments...Recently one guy told me that he eats non veg coz even in manu smriti it is mentioned that eating non veg is perfectly all right!!!

    I promptly told him that 1st manu samhita is not a recognised text of veda at all and you have to take anything in IT'S context and entirety and 2) you eat non veg just for the taste of the flesh and not for saving the world or upholding our values or any other delusional my surprise he had controlled his urge to have non veg since then...!

    I wonder how do such wonderful ideas come mostly when are in shower or on the Potty!!! :)

    ~ Ashwani

  7. ... on November 22, 2008 at 12:37 PM  
  8. Jaimin said...

    Rashmin ... your repartee "what about crows?" was too funny (and conveyed the point subtly)! ... i was sitting in office and missed the chance of laughing out loudly on reading it ...

    Jai Gurudev!

  9. ... on November 22, 2008 at 2:17 PM  
  10. Vini V said...

    ha ha..... it was so funny. read it and was laughing aloud in the cafe... Regarding that appointment ka stupidity , bau says there is no cure for STUPIDITY.. jai guru dev bhaiya

  11. ... on November 22, 2008 at 6:53 PM  
  12. sareena said...

    wow!!! what an insight bhaiya.... amazing knowledge.......

  13. ... on November 23, 2008 at 12:24 AM  
  14. Floyd said...

    well Rashmin the comeback you gave about crows is excellent .. I will surely try it on my friends who justify their non veg habits with such arguments

  15. ... on November 23, 2008 at 12:30 AM  
  16. Rintu said...

    Wonderful revelation, Rashmin! Such people actually make life more interesting :D

    But I beg to differ in terms of Guruji's presence. I feel even without those ignorant people He would have been here anyway - probably teaching more deeper knowledge - knowledge that we are not in a position to understand now, which maybe we will learn in the next lives....

    @Ashwani: Agree fully with you! Moments in the Potty are
    thoughtfully the most important moments :))

  17. ... on November 23, 2008 at 5:14 PM  
  18. Anshika said...

    Gud one !! Had a hearty laugh :)
    Jai Gurudeva

  19. ... on November 23, 2008 at 9:48 PM  
  20. bhaw said...

    Jai Gurudeva Bhaiya, please read the latest post on my blog :)

  21. ... on November 24, 2008 at 5:56 AM  
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  23. ... on November 24, 2008 at 4:07 PM  
  24. erica said...

    as always your words leave me in the "wow" state bhaiya:)
    Jai gurudev!

  25. ... on November 25, 2008 at 3:52 AM  
  26. Abhay Karnataki said...

    hahaha! a nightmare full of crows! hahaha!

  27. ... on November 25, 2008 at 1:44 PM  
  28. Vikrant Naik said...

    just the thing i needed to read to start the day

  29. ... on November 26, 2008 at 10:29 AM  
  30. Gauri said...

    chickens to crows...tht was so funny...and its so true as well....and opp values really hits me more after reading this post... thank you. JGD

  31. ... on November 28, 2008 at 4:17 PM  
  32. Kamal said...

    "what about crows?"
    This has to be the most brilliant, most smart, most witty, most funny and most amazing line of wisdom to come out in a long long time. This is a masterstroke bhaiyya. This has me laughing and overjoyed like many other people. I can imagine you saying this and the consequent humour in the atmosphere.
    Bhaiyya you are great and your blog is a blessing to us. Thankyou. Jai Gurudev!

  33. ... on December 1, 2008 at 4:31 PM  
  34. Deepa Chheda said...

    Hey Rashmin... a brilliant thought ... jgd!!!!

  35. ... on December 17, 2008 at 3:48 PM  
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