One thousand three hundred and sixty young people from all over the world are in silence in the ashram and yet the whole of vishalakshi Mantap thunders with joyful vibrations especially in the evenings at 7:30.

We are having super high quality satsangs with Harshal, Krishnan and shilpa. Really mind blowing. Krishnan went berserk yesterday when he sang "mere man ye bata de tu"... and then when you have harshal to keep injecting a few doses of satva every now and then with his velvety voice and extremely refined rendering of classy bhajans everything is so perfectly controlled.

All this still seems like Guruji is just giving a glimpse of what is to come in our lives. One of the most precious experience is the experience of "gratefulness leading unto silence". One moment of gratefulness is worth a whole life. But on this path we experience it almost everyday!

JaiGurudev
Rashmin


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I spent a few days in Baroda. Stayed in chaitals house and had very nice food. Put on 5 more kgs!! For the first time in my life my weight has crossed 50.

Vishrut, chaitals son is just 6 years old. This very intelligent and creative child suddenly wanted to exhibit his yoga talents to me.



Thats cool is nt it? notice the smile.



and here is the last one...



it was amazing to see the ease at which he got into all this positions... By the way chaital also was seeing all this for the first time and was pleasantly surprised.

JGD
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Intelligence is recognising those things in life which give us long lasting happiness and wisdom is arranging ones life around those things inspite of whatever short term discomforts one may have to go through.

Since the last two weeks I have been doing Group Sadhana with a few volunteers in baroda. On the first day I was the only one doing "group" sadhana. Now its picking up. We were five of us today. It almost felt like a crowd!

Starting your day with Suryanamaskar, PadmaSadhana, Sudarshan kriya and meditation is a very good idea. Many a times I have done all these practices in left over time. Since when you dont meditate, its very easy to fall prey to a false sense of self-importance and think as if your absence even for a few moments will create catastrophes around you. More than work doership causes stress.

Conclusions: 1. 2 hrs of sadhana everyday is a must. 2. Morning time (like 6-8) is highly preferable. 3. When you do it in a group it is even more effective.

JGD
Rashmin


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Before you read this please read the previous post if you have not read it yet.

Dropping all resistance: I would like to quote from one of my favorite books, God Loves fun,” How has the ocean become the ocean? Because it has accepted the lowest! The humblest is the greatest. If you agree to go low when you don’t feel good you will become the richest person on earth. “

Keenness: Observing not superficially, but witnessing the intricate movements of prana. We need to go deep. As they say,”doobna seekho” (learn to drown). With a keen eye we need to track down the cause behind the cause behind the cause….Like peeling the onion…one layer after the other with commitment and dedication.

Playfulness: All this is done like a game, playfully…” lila “(play). With a playful attitude the result does not matter, whether you fall down or rise up. It’s the same thing. There is no labeling or any judgments or analysis. Its with a sense of wonder and amazement. Enjoying every bit of the process of observation.

Impermanence: Experiencing the change and getting established in this realization that nothing stays the same.

Non-Identification: Again and again reinforcing the truth that “ I am not the mind”…I am not “this” So ham… I am that, the unchangeable. Untouched consciousness.

Somehow we need to come back to the state where we can say,” thy will be done” or better still,” thy will alone is happening now”!

JGD
Rashmin


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