Craving for pleasure is bondage. Bondage brings only misery. It brings about a thousand variations of moods, emotions and sensations throwing you off balance every now and then.

This life time I have a GURU. Its a great opportunity. For the last few months I was thinking about how to make good use of this brilliant chance of completely annihilating all Vasana and experience the HIGHEST.

The mind keeps on getting lost. It keeps slipping into slumber and in a few moments it starts indulging in whatever it thinks as pleasurable. Gently Getting it again and again back to the present moment is abhyasa. I have been programing myself to do this. I have also made up, what you can call a reminder to get my mind back on track.

This is something very personal but I thought I should share it with all of you. I think there is not a proper balance between "shravan" (listening) and "manana" (remembering it again and again till your mind becomes "no mind" . Mana - mind, na- no).

So I wanted to put all the great words of wisdom that I have heard from Guruji, in one small capsule that would moment to moment serve as a super effective reminder and I would be able to effortlessly free my mind from any meaningless endeavors it has embarked upon.

And you know what?..its working fine.


Here it is "Dropping all RESISTANCE, KEENLY and PLAYFULLY, OBSERVE the IMPERMANENT nature of THOUGHTS, EMOTIONS and SENSATIONS, with a strong sense of NON-IDENTIFICATION."

I would give a brief explanation of the particular choice of words in my next post....till then I would like to know what you think about this.

JGD
Rashmin


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MslbhDZoniY

This is a must see....the coolest thing I have ever seen.

JGD
Rashmin


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I was just reading a few comments on my last post. A particular ( Anonymous) person who seems to be an embodiment of garbage has been posting long comments on my blogs at regular intervals. They are not only hilarious but also quite long and extremely entertaining.

The "anonymous" seems to be quite unhappy with the His Holiness Sri Sri RaviShankar and the Art of Living foundation. The "anonymous" gives its 100% and pours all his negativity while commenting on my blog. Garbage is all that it has to offer.

The latest comment had 30 points. Ofcourse "it" seems to have a lot of time and absolutely no brains whatsoever to say things like AOL has robbed bangalore of its green belt to provide 5 star ashram facilities!! "IT" also has problems with AOL courses making "it" sit for long hours and inflicting intense physical pain!!

The world is made up of a few idiots like these. I really dont mind them because these are the ones who help us appreciate the rest. But I was wondering if there is anything to learn from this "delicate darling" who has been generous enough to post comments on my blog regularly.

Awaiting your comments ( including "Anonymous" : I dont mind a few more laughs)

JaiGurudev
Rashmin


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I was told that that we had only one tree in the entire Gujarat ashram in vasad when we had bought the land six years ago. This is how it looks right now.

This is Guruji's Kutir.




When Guruji was questioned about this miraculous growth of trees HE said," jahan hari ata hai vaha par hariyali bhi ati hai".." where Hari ( one of the names of Lord Krishna) arrives greeenery also comes with HIM"

JGD
Rashmin


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