Last one week has been a week of doing nothing. the first few days I was down with viral fever and right now I am undergoing a Ayurvedic treatment called Virechana that basically detoxifies the whole body in a span of 6 days. The most specific instruction during this treatment is " Do Nothing". Do not sleep and do not meditate!

So amidst all the chaos created by all yesplusites in and around my room I have been contemplating just on this one thought," what is that I want in life"?

I observed that most of the time, actually almost all the time, the mind is occupied by superficial desires. Fleeting desires created by egoistic tendencies and likes and dislikes. Really pointless.

Progress happens when just one desire dominates, just one goal, one focus, one path, one direction. Only one thing to look for.

And that one thing would be realising that I am that! So ham... from where the journey began.

JaiGurudev
Rashmin


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8 comments:

    Random Reflections said...

    Don't sleep, Don't meditate ? ! Wow - must be intense...

    Jai Guru Dev,

  1. ... on August 4, 2009 at 10:04 AM  
  2. nands said...

    Jai Guru Dev.

  3. ... on August 4, 2009 at 10:55 AM  
  4. Dhandal said...

    i was one of the yes++ites around (but not creating chaos:)

    Hope your weeks treatment is done and you are hail n hearty!

    Jai Gurudev

    - Anandita.

  5. ... on August 6, 2009 at 9:48 PM  
  6. DD said...

    Hey Rashmin bhaiya,
    no sleep and no meditation!!! i still cant believe it! u mean a little sleep, right? absolutely NO sleep??? is that possible?

    whoa! :)

  7. ... on August 11, 2009 at 12:52 PM  
  8. Guruprasath said...

    During virechana, one is not supposed to sleep since that reduces the metabolism in the body.Same holds good for meditation as well.

    Ironically, when one is undergoing this treatment, he/she gets enormous amount of sleep since the body gets tired out of purgation but one should not sleep.

    Very tough situation but extremely effective treatment to drive out toxins from physical body.

    Jai Gurudev

  9. ... on August 19, 2009 at 8:27 AM  
  10. deepa said...

    congrats..and wen is the d-day??

  11. ... on August 31, 2009 at 11:05 AM  
  12. Sandeep said...

    jaigurudev.. Where to contact for this treatment?
    Panchkarma centre? or are there any cheaper alternatives. Kindly Post\

    Love
    Sandeep

  13. ... on November 20, 2009 at 10:44 AM  
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