This is "jealousy". I do not like it (why?). I do not want to feel this way. This is what is life all about. Either I am craving or resisting.I really wonder, is feeling unpleasant the problem or not wanting to feel unpleasant the real problem.

If I go futher may be I can even question the basic assumption that a particular sensation that I experience is either pleasant or unpleasant. Why do I call a particular sensation pleasant and some other sensation as unpleasant? Why do I crave for a particular type of sensations and resist certain other types of sensations? Is it possible to go beyond this fundamental likes and dislikes? Is there something called a pleasant sensation or is it just my craving that makes it pleasant?

Questioning the basic assumptions can help us go beyond the duality,beyond the opposites.
I think so.do you?

JaiGurudev
Rashmin


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14 comments:

    DD said...

    ur posts act like pebbles thrown in water (my ever disturbed mind)... first they create a stir and then, i dont know how, silence the mind. i dont know how you do it, but please keep doing it. :)

    thanks for such a lovely post.

  1. ... on December 24, 2008 at 8:08 PM  
  2. Janardhan said...

    Your blog is enlightening - please keep it going.

    I do think that questioning can bring us out of old patterns. But after a while, questioning can stop us from going beyond the intellect. Unceasing observation of "what is" takes us to a very silent place. maybe? Of course, the question comes up - what does "observation" really mean?

    I would love to hear Guruji speak on this - or you too could throw some light on this subject.

    Jai Gurudev

  3. ... on December 24, 2008 at 11:34 PM  
  4. In Search Of Myself said...

    JGD Bhaiya...Nicely written

    IMHO - most of the times we REACT to A particular event or person in a set way (pattern)...that's where HE says stop being a machine and reacting without awareness for the same thing, in the same old way, again and again...

    It has happened with me many times recently...when I feel that a particular thing is making me jealous or might make me feel upset me, I CHOOSE to act in a totally different way than bfore...in a more positive, adventurous, mature way...and really the event/person does not have the same effect..I've found that it requires lot of energy to do that...and to see something positive, some plan into the event
    changes the sensations too..

    ~ Ashwani.

  5. ... on December 25, 2008 at 1:28 AM  
  6. bhaw said...

    **is feeling unpleasant the problem or not wanting to feel unpleasant the real problem.

    You nailed it dear bhaiya :-)

    You know, everytime I read you most beautiful posts, my heart beats faster at the simplicity of the knowledge and like I want to comment that instant and tell you, yes yes yes, I am soo there with you

    And, yes I agree questioning the most basic of assumptions, concepts, "teachings" can very easily direct us to the peace. Within
    Jai Gurudev
    Love

  7. ... on December 25, 2008 at 8:08 AM  
  8. venu said...

    ummm.... very much Rashmin!

  9. ... on December 25, 2008 at 9:49 AM  
  10. Deepak said...

    Yes I agree..Just today i was just watching my likes and dislikes.this topic really opened a different dimension and questioning them really brings a difference..

    thnks rashmin.

  11. ... on December 25, 2008 at 1:39 PM  
  12. Seeker said...

    Wonderful...Going a little more,what is a problem?...:)


    My personal experience is that unless until one contemplates the true meaning of these words, they don't mean any thing, except an intellectual exercise, in which one either agree or disagree....

    Love and Jai Gurudev...

    Keep writing..

  13. ... on December 26, 2008 at 8:08 AM  
  14. SierA said...

    wow!!!

    Really True i dnt realize it..!! till now!

    wow!!!! :) i am going to watch it before it takes me! ;)

    Jai Gurudev!

  15. ... on December 26, 2008 at 8:49 AM  
  16. Random Reflections said...

    nice`:) lately just observing the sensation w/o questioning has been helping me. The self already knows whats good for me .

    JGD

  17. ... on December 26, 2008 at 2:54 PM  
  18. Shruti Poojari said...

    wow ..very tru.....u made me realize it...thankx bhaiya..
    jai gurudev

  19. ... on December 26, 2008 at 3:12 PM  
  20. Vishesh Jain said...

    yes, rashmin ... i a think so too ... i agree with you ...

  21. ... on January 3, 2009 at 1:02 PM  
  22. suresh said...

    beautiful !!
    Is there something called a pleasant sensation or is it just my craving that makes it pleasant?

    my intellect has beautiful answers but i am struggling with my day to day life !! i still see myself not able to cope up with the unpleasant, though i dont crave for much of pleasant..

    anyways thanks for the food for the soul..

  23. ... on January 13, 2009 at 7:47 AM  
  24. Anonymous said...

    yes.. :)

  25. ... on January 22, 2009 at 9:53 PM  
  26. Abhay Karnataki said...

    totally agree. I like this:- "Why do I call a particular sensation pleasant and some other sensation as unpleasant?" :)

    Well I ate Karela with all awareness and facing the unpleasantness on 22nd jan, my birthday, in Ashram. So here by I announce that my aversion for karela is gone! hahah!:)

  27. ... on January 24, 2009 at 4:00 PM