"Om shanti shanti shanti", Guruji in His sweet voice chanted and few minutes later He asked us to open our eyes.

It was amazing and for me I could really relax effortlessly only after the chant. you know why? because only when the meditation was supposed to end I naturally gave up all efforts to meditate. That is when "meditation" happened.

The biggest obstacle in meditation is the thought "I want to meditate".

Guruji explains this secret of meditation with the most apt example. He says meditating is like going for a massage. Where you do nothing. Just let the person do his/her job. In the same way when you meditate just say," I am just going to sit with my eyes closed and Guruji you meditate for me".

Giving full permission to the mind to wander is the secret of getting it back in the present moment.

JGD
Rashmin


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In every context in life this statement holds true. I was supposed to work in Gujarat and set up a few things there. Due to "unavoidable circumstances" I had to cut short my Gujarat trip by a few days and now I am here in the bangalore ashram deciding not to sleep tonight since I have to catch a flight after a few hours to frankfurt via London and then after a brief halt at the German ashram I will be off to my native place; Norway!.

My first course in Norway would be in Baroda!! really confusing is nt it? With A Guru in your life and Bawa as your mentor/trainer/ guide/ Boss such things happen. I will be teaching through Skype. It would be my first course on skype. As every day passes I keep getting amazed at the speed at which everything is changing.

Right now I am just getting prepared to face minus 20 for the first time in life and at the same time quite excited about visiting the German ashram, also for the first time.

JGD
Rashmin

PS: its 2:46 am right now. I am glad that I have not broken my posting every Tuesday commitment.


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Guruji recently said somthing incredibly profound. I have been pondering over His words for the last few days and I have noticed that every time I think about it, it really helps me to relax and drop all feverishness from my mind.

" That which you cannot avoid or confront is Truth,
That which cannot be hidden or fully expressed is Love,
That which cannot be renounced or possessed is beauty".

Conviction in this statement brings such dispassion. Whatever the Truth is, it will some day reveal itself. If we observe carefully every moment our mind is in some or the other way either avoiding or confronting the Truth. But sonner or later Every individual consciousness some day will be surrounded by reality how much ever it tries to avoid or confront. It has its own time, it own path of evolution. All that you need to do is smile and wait and watch.

Desperately futile attempts of convincing someone about Love or about something beautiful always has lead to intense frustration. But when we have this inner conviction in Guruji's wisdom it immediately helps to relax and move into that state of maturity where you can smile and continue smiling.

What do you say?

JGD
Rashmin.


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We are all set to explode. I am Just leaving tomorrow for Gujarat. Since the last 12 years I have had only one passion and that is to organise Art of Living courses. Witnessing the transformation from the first day to the last day just leaves you wondering about the infinite power of the invisible force.

Dedicating ones life to just one, single cause gives tremendous energy and meaning to life. Every time seems like the first time and every day seems so new and fresh. The past looks like a dream and personal worries of the future are non existent. This is what passion for seva can do to ones life.

Swami Vivekananda ones said that we need Shivas demons! to render the skies with chants of Hara hara shiva shambho. Only then will be a lasting transformation in this world.

Being sweet sweet and goody goody is not going to help. I like this word,"shivas Demomns!" I feel like I am one of them.

JaiGurudev
Rashmin


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Wish you a very very happy New year!

As this blog moves into its 3rd year I thought I would like to officially announce that hence forth I will be posting minimum one post every week. So the blog will definitely have a new post every Tuesday and also MAY have a new post on Fridays.

Does that sound nice?

Thank you all for reading, commenting and appreciating my blog.

I am sure this new year will bring a lot more exciting stories, thrilling experiences and beautiful knowledge that will keep all the readers "entertained".

Happy reading!

JaiGurudev
Rashmin


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