My experience nowadays of Live Meditations with His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar have been a life-transforming experience!
The Universal Consciousness is the greatest Scientist and when it succeeds in its experiment on a human mind, the embodied soul exclaims in wonder and delight “Eureka!. Eureka! “
At last a ray of light has entered the unknown realms of the mind . And it faxes a message from ‘The Source’.
“Scientists will surely find an antidote to this virus, but at the predestined time when the world is ready for it. “
Meanwhile, what can man do?
Man can break all walls that are purely in his mind, for, “something there is that doesn’t love a wall’ as Robert Frost says!
Will there be a time when, among the 7. 8 billion (approx.) people on this planet, there emit only vibrations of good thoughts, love and compassion?
For, it is the vibrations that emit from highly stressed-out individual minds carrying ego-bodies as negative thoughts such as anger, hate, revenge (on personal level or otherwise) that translate into words and deeds that harm one or two or more and all, ultimately,and, float around to afflict the collective consciousness ! It must have created a formidable enemy of man created by none other than man himself!
What an irony! God cannot mean any harm to man whom He created in His Own Image!
Time for reflection, penance and collective effort to break down imaginary mental walls that not only distance man from man but also can alienate man from The Self or God one believes in as ‘within’ or ‘without’ in name and Form, or both!
The Collective Consciousness is getting purified by the collective Grace and Power of spiritual Masters and millions of earnestly praying souls across the globe!
O Lord! Forgive us for we know not what we do! May ‘Your Kindly Light’ enter the dark recesses of every human mind to dispel this darkness enveloping the whole world and consuming many lives!
May the Sun of Your Grace shine on all human minds and dissipate ‘darkness’ for ever!
UNCERTAINTY leads to HELPLESSNESS
HELPLESSNESS leads to SURRENDER
SURRENDER leads to FREEDOM
FREEDOM leads to CREATIVITY
The greatest freedom is that born of uncertainty and helplessness.
The human mind is so opportunistic that it sifts and sieves with ‘the ego-intellect filter’ what it needs to surrender and what not! Nothing wrong in that. It’s just human error and alright to think surrender can be done !
But in the face of extreme circumstances such as a global war ..literally a war or in kind such as this pandemic, there comes a time when even the ego-intellect stops working .
Then ‘sharanaagathi’ or total surrender becomes a natural phenomenon. In those moments of this state of surrender, a state of being or consciousness , one experiences true freedom from all anxieties and fears about what one has absolutely no control over!
Then, at that moment, from ‘The Power Within’, which works through the ego-intellect but only to transcend it and go beyond , manifests itself as a purified intellect and humbled ego, and, from these spring forth a fountain of creativity and inventions.
It is a prayer to all the doctors and scientists of this world to do meditation together on scheduled dates and timings such as those given by my Master His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
I am prayerful and hopeful that an antidote for this virus will dawn as an invention in the great scientific minds of one of those who practise Sudarshan Kriya regularly, or, who may have been following and doing regular, daily any alternate and equally powerful technique.
LEAD US O GREAT MASTERS!
In the current global scenario social distancing is the highest expression of humanness which in turn is the greatest service to humanity that one can do now
The true garland to the Covid 19 warriors will be to extend our wholehearted support.
For this we need to time and again recollect the DOs and DON’Ts as not to undo the noble, humanitarian selfless service they have been doing, by breaking the physical barriers
i). by garlanding someone or coming out into the streets to burst crackers as an expression of unity
II) by not waiting for one’s turn but making a beeline for the free rations or the free meals
III) by going around unmasked , so eager to feed the hungry and the needy as to forget the. doS and don’t S when out to support the Cause which is to survive this war .
iv) by crowding the market place and the places of worship to buy groceries ,offering prayers, respectively,thereby
throwing caution and sensitivity to the winds and breaking physical boundaries.
Admittedly, most of us are being very responsible. But there may be one in thousands who may be careless but that one, if a carrier or a yet-to-be tested victim of the virus, can give it to one or ten more and those ten can spread it around. there will be no end to it till more than half of the globe is wiped out!
Still all is not lost. There is always HOPE.
The government, the Police etc can be 100% successful at checking this pandemic by social distancing but this is possible only with the support of each and everyone of us.
So we may express our solidarity in various ways such as ringing bells, lighting lamps or candles at a given time from our homes, scheduling a date and time and collectively praying to the Almighty, in the Formless or whatever Form we believe in and worship as kindred souls, but all these from our homes.
We have no right whatsoever to jeopardize others’ safety as our rights end where others’ rights start.
The highest priority now is to survive and one cannot survive alone. Nor can we survive as exclusive groups . Interdependence is Nature’s greatest Eternal Law.
Survival is possible only if we brave the Covid 19 battle as ONE WARRIOR, ONE FAMILY., ONE NATION AND ONE WORLD.
O Lord may sense and sensitivity prevail!
- Q 4.Already, there is limited supply of water as water-tankers are fewer and are not giving more than the minimum required. So unfortunate.
Those of us who have bathtubs cannot use them when there is shortage of water supply. We have to perforce use only the Showerhead as it takes less water for a bath. Can it be any worse than this?
Ans. The Covid 19 virus can lead to water crisis if each and everyone of us we doesn’t take proactive measures to prevent it.
Already the virus had led to excessive consumption of water all over the world for hand sanitizing . This as predicted can lead to a grave water crisis. People don’t have pure water to drink and to cook food. You are whining about water for your bathtub! It is unfair.
In our country a bathtub is a high-end luxury which only those living in the high-end residential areas can avail themselves of. In fact, if we don’t use water judiciously and sensitively a time is sure to come sooner or later when using bathtubs will be against the law.
You may save water by
i) not keeping the water running while you are washing your hands, brushing your teeth, having a bath or cleaning utensils etc. You may turn the tap or showerhead on and off as and when required between lathering and washing.
ii) )You may save the waste water from your RO water-filter for household use,gardening etc.
iii) ) You may even think of doing way with the use of your bathtub or tap in the bathrooms and using only the Showerhead as it can reduce water consumption.
iv) Health faucets in your bathrooms are a blessing but if you don’t use water prudently, a time will come when edible water will not be available, or if so, can be afforded only by a privileged few…forget about health faucets and water taps in your toilets! They may be there but may not function! And perforce, you may have to resort to ‘other means’! This is not to frighten you but to make you more aware and mindful of how you consume natural resources!
May more awareness and sensitivity dawn to win this battle of Covid-19 and prevent another!
What I share with all of you all may be just my perception and understanding .It may or may not be true for you on a personal level and so also in a macro level of the society, nation and the world at large. I don’t know ! I just wonder at the phenomenon happening within and want to share it with all.
Today after meditation there ensued a dialogue within.. between the matter-body Ego or world-consciousness ‘i’ and the Sublime SELF, the untouched pristine ‘I’ within! It flowed like a catechism. nothing less is it,for the dictation from within is the highest religion.. greatest scripture!
The questions that rose in me are too many so I will post one or two at a time with the answer or answers as and when they rise from within.
All of us may be aware of all this .But still it is like one looks into the mirror even when one knows how one looks! Here it is mirroring the SELF that is ONE in all of us and we need to ask these questions to ourselves and find our own answers from within!
Today I list down Q 1 and 2 and the responses thereof :
1.Q….If worse comes to worst of this virus-war, and if we are out of jobs, we can continue like this comfortably for a year and after one year we have to eat out of our savings that we have managed to do little by little to sustain ourselves after retirement and to provide a bit of support for our kids towards education and towards facing unprecedented challenges in life.
Ans.I.You are being anxious about something you don’t know for sure firstly , and secondly ,which you have no control over anyway. You don’t know how many and who will survive this war..life is so uncertain.. why assume that it we may continue like this and it may get worse? Why not give the benefit of doubt to the positive affirmation that God’s plan is everything perfect. He punishes to redeem! IT IS NEVER FOR EVER! HIS MERCY IS INFINITE be it for man, or be it for all others of HIS CREATION! EQUAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES!
- Q.. We are not getting cakes, biscuits, and teatime snacks in the stores open nearby.
Ans .You are cribbing about those edible items that you buy with your buying power but that mostly don’t give you any nutrition. in fact it only adds to your loose fat to jeopardize your health and creates problems of acidity, obesity, cholesterol etc that you need to cure yourself of through medicines or at fitness centres.
You blame that the government doesn’t keep it’s promise to provide essential services at every doorstep .But this is definitely not essential services. Why don’t you think differently, if I can save the money I spend on these to buy monthly rations for a few struggling families nearby ? It will prevent further health problems and so also will it help someone to survive!
Lokaa samasthaa Sukhino Bhavanthu! Lead Kindly Light! Satnaam Waheguru! Amen! Ameen!
Pray let’s Welcome The New Year!
May all that it may bring
Bode good , better
And the best for one and all!
O Lord!. May the New Year bring lots of GRACE into our lives
To bless us with health, lasting joy and peace within
May we nourish all with love and goodwill
May we spread joy, love and peace !
Wherever we are and wherever we go!
May our celebration not start and end
With just festive lights, candles and feasts
May we be blessed with unshakable Faith and strength of mind
To value and celebrate life in all its colors – come what may!
May we not ever lose our Faith !
May we not stray away from our true nature
By our conscious or unconscious reactions
To the vagaries of life !
For Life follows its own course
And does not always flow
The way that we want it to do
As we may think is good for us!
Which may not always be true!
So Life teaches us such lessons
Learnt easily or else the hard way!
But it’s never to put us down
But to uplift us!
To make us stronger , humbler!
To discipline our capricious minds!
To mellow us down to our true nature
And thus to make better human beings!
So may we not despair !
May we not waver in Faith!
May we not grumble and carp!
May we not ever lose Hope
In the INFINITE MERCY OF THE LORD!
Even when things look bad in life, as sometimes they do!
May we always find a way
To see things from the sunny side
And turn around our day!
HAPPY NEW YEAR & BEST WISHES FOR AN ENRICHING GREAT LIFE AHEAD FOR ALL!
When I look into the eyes of any newborn or infant
I look into Your eyes !
Into pools of Purity and Innocence!
And it reminds me of the Infinite Love and Compassion You have for all!
Your words of wisdom
That language need not be in words always
Come flooding into my memory
When I hear the six-month old
Conveying a message to his mother!
When I do “Krishna Rama Govinda”
Holding my grandson’s little feet
I get that ineffable ‘out of the world” thrill
As if I were touching the Lotus Feet of my Little Krishna!
A waft of Your Divine Fragrance assails me
When I hold my grandchild close to my bosom and cradle him!
When my granddaughter tries to feed me pudding
With her own little hands
I feel that The Divine Mother has come in her form to teach me Innocent Love!
In All the gifts that You have showered on me in this life
I experience You and only You O My Beloved Master!
Nothing to lose! Nothing to gain!
For I had been lost but have found myself in You!