Thursday, July 28, 2011


I am reminded of a session I attended with guruji Sri Sri Ravishanker. This was a public session to introduce "art of living". During the Q&A session, a lot of people came up to guruji and ask for help with their problems like, inability to walk, family troubles, chronic medical problems etc. After listening to them, Guruji only gave one piece of advice, i.e. do your pranayam daily. At that point I found that advice quite disconnected.

Similary, when during our SSY programs, if any student is to ask our guruji about solutions to their problems (in this forum the problems presented are in the relationship, family and business zone and not much related to health), guruji would (after listening to them) eventually give them a common advice i.e. to be in silence (not to be confused with not speaking). Again I couldnt find the connection.

As of late during my disturbed states, I have observed myself "thinking" constantly about how to handle the "situations, people who are causing me distress". My mind is busy being angry with these people, forming conversations which I need to have these people, threaten them, show my authority over them, tell them what I think of them, correct them, fearing for the future, brooding over the past, etc.

Now I guess I would have been doing this all my life, but unconsciously.

It hasnt helped at all. Or else I wouldnt be distressed at all. I wouldnt attract toxic situations in my life. Why is it then that I go through ups and downs in my moods, my energy, my enthusiasm, my happiness, etc.

I now realise the value of the advice of the Guru. They are actually saying that you cannot solve the problems in the body and mind at that level. The constant stream of thoughts is creating the reality around you. And you are attempting to solve the problem created by thoughts by more thinking. Stop, and do your pranayam, and meditation. Go down to zero.

But don't I have to solve the problems I am facing, or confront a person who has hurt me, caused me a loss, etc.

No, going by the law of attraction, please note that these toxic and distressing situations (reality) are caused by an equally disturbed mind. So no point in using the same distressed mind to resolve this issue. Instead go beyond that and silence your mind. This will automatically lead to calmer, prosperous exteriors. Nothing needs to be done except practice of silence (being mindful) and breath awareness. This will reduce cluttering thoughts which will result in a reality which you actually want from within.

Osho also always said, that if you are angry, distressed, get away from other people since you will spread this to them. Go and hide somewhere and come out only when you are calm and centered. In hiding, do some dynamic meditation to rid yourself of the toxic energy by beating a pillow, doing physical activity, dance etc. Your anger, disturbance is your own. Nobody else can cause this. Now I understand why he invented the dynamic meditation.

4 comments: said...

you have to solve your problems, if somebody hurt you/ caused a loss before. here are my tips:
1. go and talk to him directly. or find a way such as mail or phone or chatting online in order to bring the matter to him. if you find a help from somebody, it'll not reach him properly. i mean what you expected as it is. [ direct conversation with him would help you a lot. ].
2. don't try to do a bullshit. i mean don't become an invisible criminal. you should try to get anything that he has by trickery to take revenge.[ for it's a robbery ]. you should not abuse him or make others abuse him. [ for it's a murder ] . you should not trouble him any more [ it's a second commandment of jesus: "love your neighbor as yoursef" ]

3. just try to figure out " have you ever done evil to him?" or "have you ever kept him in loss?" or " did he really hurt you or keep you in loss intentionally? " [ no assumptions or presumptions. if yes, follow the step one. ] if you've kept him in loss by any means, what steps have you taken to restore him back? [ it's a restitution ]. said...

you should not try to get anything that he has by trickery to take revenge.[ for it's a robbery ]. [CORRECTION]

Anonymous said...

Restore him back if yes.

Anonymous said...

yea, life with mithi affected me badly. it'd taken long time to get recovered. still problem persists.