A thousand blessings on your way,
Dont get stuck, walk through them,

Beyond the Heaven is my abode,
Come to me, come to me

Angels will be ready to serve you,
crown you with the highest

Dont stop before that

Beyond the heaven is my abode
Come to me, come to me

I guess things are getting a little more challenging here. Looks like there are things even in the spiritual realm that can distract you away from the ultimate goal.

It is said that as you move on the spiritual path Siddhis (super natural powers) will be granted to you. At the door step of the Guru there are thousands of angels who are ready to grant you siddhis and there are many who get stuck there and lose their focus from the ultimate destination.

This beautiful poetry is such a nice reminder for us to get our Focus back to where it should be.

JaiGurudev
Rashmin


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Boys and girls, eyes and noses, hair and dresses,
cookies and sweets and chocolates,

Pass them on,
Smiling and dancing,
Come to me, Come to me

Such purity and such perfection. In a few simple words everything has been covered. Eeverything that really appeals to the mind has been said in these 4 lines. Once again Guruji emphasizes that its not a struggle or fight. HE says smiling and dancing come to me. This path is not a tedious path. Its full of colours.

Its nice to observe, how we lose our naturalness and artificially become extra polite and sweet whenever we deal with someone who we think is really charming.

Most of our energy is spent in consciously and unconsciously impressing people around us.

Pass them on,
Smiling and dancing,
Come to me, Come to me

JaiGurudev


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You will return back from there to HELL!

Dont get stuck in heaven
come to me, come to me

Every time I run after a peak experience I need to remember what follows. What follows is nothing but a crazy fall down under the ground ending up much below from where I started.

Running after anything that glitters always ends up with ultimately nothing in your hands and tears in your eyes.

Every one of us is wanting to experience the present moment in some or the other way. Right now I am in Oslo and its the year ending for all the students. I am witnessing the weirdest of traditions ever. The graduating students celebrate their graduation for almost 3 weeks and how do they do it?

25 of them rent a bus that costs them around 250,000 kroners ( RS 2000000 ) and a sound system and with loud music they keep going around the town till 3 or 4 in the morning eating tons of meat,smoking, doping and getting drunk till they cannot drink anymore. They drink and drink and drink and most of them cannot speak for a few days after the celebration because of bad throat, bad liver, stomach etc.

This seems to be the best part of their life!

We have a really important job at hand.

JaiGurudev
Rashmin


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Beyond the heaven is my abode
come to me, come to me

Have you read this before? This poetry is by Guruji. I thought I will put it on my blog but not the whole of it, just bit by bit. Every single line of this poem says " everything ".Once I heard a journalist asking Guruji, what is the uniqueness of the Art of Living and Guruji promptly replied "Simplicity and depth".

This poem is one of the best example of how Guruji can convey the essence of all the scriptures and all the knowledge put together in just such simple words. The first two lines are so simple and so direct. I just love it.

Its the craving for heaven that stops us and takes us away. A nice thing to understand here is that the Guru shakti is not in the opposite direction. It is "beyond" the heaven. When we see our cravings as opposing to divinity a sort of a never ending struggle starts and we lose our naturalness. Every desire is nothing but a promise of heaven But GUruji wants us to understand that what is really worth having in life exist beyond the heaven. As one starts understanding this the feverishnesses and the intensity of the craving immediately subsides and peace dawns.

A craving comes up and then we can say " oh this is fine but I am passionate about something that is much more beautiful and much more long lasting than this momentary heaven. I want to experience the source of this pleasure."

Here the fight ends and the journey begins. I remember another beautiful thing said by Guruji in one of the knowledge sheets related to this. He says " Pierce the glittering sheath of this world and know that you are the SUN"!

JAiGurudev
Rashmin


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It looks like time for a Giant Leap. From the 1st Dec to the 5th Dec the Bangalore Yes!+ team has set a humongous target of organising a fifty thousand people Yes!+ course. Just 7 months to go and preparations are in full swing. Just as a warm up to prepare ourselves we thought we would organise a small intimate mini Yes!+ course of 300 people.

Now that looks really small, isnt it? The next warm up course is scheduled on the 15th of May where we are targeting 1500 people.

It is nice to see how the mind expands, meditation becomes much deeper and all the small little insignificant issues in life start disappearing and completely lose their importance as the whole life energy (prana to be precise) gets intensely focused on something that can be considered as "this side of impossibility".

Its amazing how Guruji works. We just decided the dates of the Big course and now I have been sent again to Scandinavia for two months! Its funny I am giving a 2 people Intro to get a 20 people course and at the back of the mind I am thinking about a 50,000 people course.

That is Life with a Living Enlightened Master.

JaiGurudev
RAshmin


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Millions of fleeting thoughts, unceasing waves of ever changing emotions, Notions, concepts.

Why the hell should I care? Watch, smile, Laugh and ignore. Whats the point of running after a deluded state of happiness?

Everything is changing. How does it matter?

I call this the ultimate decision. Just look at this mind as an object of absolute entertainment.

JaiGurudev

The Mind is the toy of the absolute - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.


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Oh My God! What an interpretation! I think you are reading much more than what I have written. What Guruji has built for the past 28 years is going to remain forever. You think any one can destroy it??? Just Relax a bit please! By the way that is also Guruji's message.

What authority are you talking about? Did you take any ones permission before you posted comments on my blog? We all have a right to express our opinions. This is my Blog. It says "Rendezvous with Rashmin". I do not force any one to read it. If you think its Bull shit DO not waste your time.

By the way I have taught many Muslims in the past seven years. Just two days back I had a few of them coming to me in an Intro talk and enrolling for the course that starts today in Bangalore. They loved me and I loved them! By the way the only Muslim, I guess who reads my blog, completely agrees with whatever I have written. Amazing is nt it?

Unfortunately even in Art of living people come for various different reasons. That is the reason for a Yes!+ course, we ask people to apply and then they have to go through an Interview. Only if they are selected they are allowed to attend. We have had incidents which I do not wish to share here. I have been teaching for the last seven years and I have also been to madrassas. Please do not ask me what happened there? Inspite of whatever is happening NO one is going to be stopped form an Art of Living course just because they belong to a particular religion. But yes! we select only those who are committed and not those who come for some "other" motives.

There are not just some good Muslims. I believe there are many of them. They sing and dance in satsang. I am not against any religion but we all have to fight against ignorance. Someone who believes that killing innocent people is holy because he apparently thinks that it was the word of God sent through a prophet who apparently is believed to be the last one that mankind will ever witness, then that one person has to be given spiritual education. I do not wish to debate about what the Prophet really meant?

Practically the problem seems to be that there are millions who think that is what he meant. I am not here to disapprove someones word or opinion about how a disbeliever should be treated. I am not so much interested in the different ways a "Kafir" is supposed to be killed but I do care when innocent human beings are brutally killed because they do not adhere to certain ideologies.

Even if a little boy speaks about anything that leads to Enlightenment accept it and touch his feet. Even if Lord Brahma the creator speaks something that is not conducive to enlightenment reject it like straw. - Yoga Vasistha.

Please read the following two articles.


http://www.organiser.org/dynamic/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=159&page=31
by Former union home minister Subramaniam Swamy

http://virsanghvi.com/vir-world-ArticleDetail.aspx?ID=227
by Vir Sanghvi noted Journalist


Jaigurudev
Rashmin.


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Art of Living Teachers should not speak about religion because it does not suit them. Are Islamic teachings delusive? Will Muslims stand up against anyone speaking against their "Hindu Brothers". What do you mean by strong secular Hindu?

Art of "Living" includes every aspect of Life. Teachers should not just speak but do whatever they can to spread the truth. It has to be done and it has to be done only by the Art of Living. There doesnt seem to be any other hope. We do not do what others think would suit us. We do what needs to be done.

Are Islamic Teachings delusive? do your research and let me know.

Muslims will stand up for their Hindu Brothers.

Lets talk with evidence. After all the terror attacks in India how many Muslims organisations raised their voice against Islamic Fundamentalism. How many Muslim organisations preach about the omnipresence of the divine. How many of them are actively working against the absolutely brainless concept of Jehad that is responsible for the death of thousands of innocent people all over the world. Do they talk about religious equality and that one should have respect for all religious traditions? How many of them appreciate and applaud the infinite compassion and tolerance exhibited by Indians towards all the other religions in the world including Islam.

By the way if you say you are secular You mean you do not belong to any religion. You say you are a hindu, that too a strong one and then you say you are secular. Please refer to a good dictionary.

JaiGurudev
Rashmin.


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