Q. Jai Gurudev Dinesh bhaiya n Bawa
The students at ICFAI University, Dehradun and some other campuses of the aforesaid University are facing a lot of problems. The engineering and technology department of the University i.e. Icfai tech does not have an AICTE approval. At the time of admissions, the students were told that the University had UGC approval but the fact that Icfai tech did not have an AICTE approval was very well hidden. This means that the students will not get a valid degree at the time of completion of their course.
They are holding agitations, resorting to hunger strikes and met the Governor too in this context. But the University administration remains oblivious to all this.
What really bothers me is the fact that the University is still holding the entrance test, ATIT for the same during this year too. With current students holding agitations right in front of their faces they are not bothered about the future students.
What should be done?!
A. Do they teach well there? Are the students learning stuff? If they are, I wouldn’t bother if they get a piece of paper or not. And if the education they are getting there is useless, then it doesn’t matter anyways if they have that so-important piece of paper. My opinion of course 🙂 … I have hardly ever seen education actually educating people…
Having said that, you should write about this to various newspapers and TV channels and expose these people if they are doing something wrong.
Q. I’m a first year student of ISM Dhanbad and am bothered about the extensive use of slangs and abusive words in the routine communication of the college students. Students here (majority boys) have got used to this abusive language to such an extent that slangs are now like hello and hi for them. Almost all of them belong to respectable families, are helping and good at heart and have good brains(they have cleared IIT-JEE), but the kind of language they use for communication is simply disgusting.
This language has become a part of the college tradition and is passed on from one year to other. First years are made to learn anthems, poems, idioms, etc.(all made up of ridiculous slangs). Its a worrying situation and i personally want to do something regarding this.
What can i do about this?
A. Dont bother so much about this. It is a kind of initiation rite of passage for many who can finally let loose what they want to say without fear of parental or societal recrimination. We all went thru it … in a while, once the novelty of it wears off, most people come back to normal language… Of course it will be terribly distressing for a person who meditates to hear all this, however you can choose to simply laugh at people’s silliness and move on instead of getting affected by it.
Bring many of them onto courses, where they realize the power that speech can be… then they stop using this type of language as punctuation quite quickly 🙂
It is just a blossoming of an immature intellect which has suddenly got some sort of freedom … as the intellect matures further, it realizes that this is really disgusting and quickly drops it … a romance in life will also put a very abrupt end to this, most girls will never stand for this kind of language.
So you chill and relax and focus on your studies and be regular with your Sadhana, Seva and Satsang and move on! 🙂
Q. I am abhishek, doing seva in ashram. I have the question on word “FAITH”. Because this is the time for me to value FAITH and COMMITMENT. FAITH in my master and commitment with my FAMILY. Both are necessary for me to live. Mind is oscillating in between.
A. Guruji will never ever separate you from your commitment to your family. No need for mind oscillation at all. You can be with family and still have total faith in Guru. Or you can be at Ashram and still be utterly committed to your family. I am, so can you be.
Q. Jai Gurudev!! Bawa I am always fighting for having correct judgment. Like judgment in relationship, in work, deciding timings and all. How to improve the judgment. Bawa despite my lot of effort I am not moving further in my career and in relation also. I can make friend easily but maintaining them is very difficult for me. Sometimes get frustrated, because I feel that I am not able to hold people at work and in relationship also. What shall I do?
A. Seva Sadhana Satsang are your answers. Become regular with these and you will see that the rest of your life will fall into place. They will enhance your intuition, and you will instinctively know what to do. You also need to consciously reduce any aggresive tendencies you might have.
Q. JGD Bau, I just cannot bear it when someone speaks negatively about Guruji. It just makes me feel sick. My father’s uncle did it, he did it so long ago, maybe 1.5 years or so … its still stuck in my head and I don’t understand how he can do this … when he is a very spiritual person … and quite intelligent … and he has even spent quite a lot of time with him … I don’t understand Bau … how is this possible? And how do I forget about it?
A. First you let go of the event. Know that what people say about Him doesn’t bother Guruji at all. So it shouldn’t bother you either.
People have a right to be ignorant. Tell him the things he said are his opinion, if you want to know more, or learn something, and change his opinions maybe Art of Living and Guruji can help. If not, India being a democracy, he can continue being ignorant ?
Q. Jai Gurudev. I have a problem. Two people who are close to me had a big issue between themselves. The guy misbehaved with the girl, the girl realized it he did it because he couldn’t control his emotions, but before both of them could sort it out the girl went and told one of her family members… The guy is greatly sorry about this… and admits his mistake but he being a guy as guys are, it has hurt his ego and has made situation much worse because she has gone and told her to her family… So he has cut all ties with her.
Both are suffering… The guy is not ready to talk about it… While the girl cannot forget it and is really depressed… I don’t know what to do….
A. Bring both of them on a course. You don’t get involved in this drama. In time, both will learn and move on. You do that too. Right now 🙂
Alternatively you could script a nice TV serial episode on the whole thing and sell it to Ekta Kapoor, if you are feeling very creative and adventurous, you could even do an entire movie or a book on it 🙂 Keep taking notes when the two are talking to you, you will get fabulous ideas for dialogue 🙂
Q. Dear sirs, I have done YES!+ course in Bangalore in the month of Jan 09. I loved the course.
I am doing regularly Sudarshan Kriya in my home but I have a problem in that. While doing the kriya, old bad memories come into my mind and disturb me a lot. And those memories will remain in my mind for a long time because of which I cannot concentrate on my work. Kindly advise me, I do not want to stop the Sudarshan kriya.
A. You are wise not to stop your Kriya or even want to. Please keep doing your Kriya. If these bad memories are coming, they are coming up so that they can go. Don’t resist, simply accept them and you will see that they fall away.