Sep 21

QnA – 26

Q. Currently I am reading “ The Power of now “ by Eckhard Tolle… Not sure if you have read this book. It’s the same as what Guruji says about the Mind and about the Present Moment. I have never felt the urge more stronger to be on this path and with Guruji and in knowledge. But at the same time I feel all this listening to knowledge and reading seems to be intellectual for me. In one of the talks Guruji said Understanding is of 3 levels… Intellectual, Experiential, Existential understanding… The last is where we should strive to be. Currently knowledge for me is oscillating between Intellectual and Experiential to an extent when I apply it with awareness. But am I deceiving myself? Or am I just letting it stay in intellectual level. I wish to remain in Experiential and move to the existence level. During my sleep suddenly I am disturbed and woken up I can feel and see many shapes, colors like flying in the air. And I see myself telling observe everything without my own pushing for it.

Is this all an illusion? Should I be paying attention to these or just let them be… Or am I getting sucked into too much of dumping knowledge into my head??

All I want is and am striving for is… to live in the moment as Guruji says with full awareness and be joyful and spread that energy around to others…

Am I doing something wrong? Or whats happening?

A. When you are Guruji’s devotee and you are doing Sadhana, Seva and some Satsang, you need to only know this much, that you and your growth is utterly totally being taken care of…
Don’t belittle the intellectual exercise of listening and reading Knowledge, when this is done with devotion and consistency, and a strong Sankalpa is attached to it that you want to live in the moment with full awareness..and be joyful and spread that energy around to others… then at the right moments in life, this Knowledge will unfold for you an experiential reality quite unlike any that you could possibly have had if you had not done the intellectual exercise.

Experiences such as the colours, sounds etc are simply that … experiences. Don’t doubt them, don’t breathe any interpretation into them. Move through them and surrender even the most pleasant ones to Guruji and as you so beautifully put it, live in the present moment!

You are not doing anything wrong. You are a perfectionist, and so you tend to constantly judge yourself and you try to measure up to others around you, as well as your preconceived notions of how you should be… Don’t.

Guruji loves you because you are you. You focus on being that. Let Him focus on making your sankalpa happen…

Finally, reading books about “spirituality” by other authors may create concepts … Reading and listening to Guruji will only create Silence.

Q. Jai Gurudev Bau! I have been reading about Mt. Kailash and it’s relation to four religions : Hinduism, Buddhism, Janism and Bön. It is believed to be the ultimate destination for all the souls and is considered the spiritual center of the world. It is also said to be the center of the world.  I want to know the origin of Mt. Kailash & Lake Mansarovar. They are very significant in Hinduism and i want to know more about it. It would be very helpful bau, if you could send me the links to sites having  information on Mt. Kailash. Thank You Bau.

A. Recently the Ultimate Destination has been shifted to 21st Km, Kanakapura Road in Bangalore. I am surprised you didn’t know about this!  🙂

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Do come and visit 🙂 🙂 🙂

Q. How to be free from the pride that comes from having knowledge/being wise ?

A. If you have any such pride, you neither have Knowledge, nor are you wise 🙂 … so don’t worry about it 🙂

Q. I grow in admiration when i see you and some others who operate with a great deal of self-respect. Then i think – ”Is it because these people hold so and so positions? May be i don’t command that kind of respect because i don’t think i deserve it.” Please clear my doubts.

A. Any respect and love people have for me is because of who I am and not because of what position i hold 🙂 … People will either respect and love the person or the position he holds … rarely both (like in the case of (ex) President Kalam) … better they love and respect you for being you rather than respect that chair you are sitting on 🙂

Q. I can’t be at the Ashram for some silly reasons I keep giving myself… Is there some way I can still see whats happening there?

A. Yes, there is. We have provisions for a live web cast during some of the days. Click for details and to subscribe.

Jai Gurudeva!

love

bawa


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24 Responses to “QnA – 26”

  1. Siddharth says:

    Wow 🙂 Am in love with the way you answer questions.
    So tomorrow its your birthday! I just noticed people have already started wishing you on facebook 😉 You are making us crazy Bau 🙂

    Bau one thing, please ask Dinesh bhaiya to write a post. It looks like your blog only! 🙂

    Love u so much…

  2. Manchit Mahajan says:

    Hi…Jgd…how can u afford to be so humorous??
    Can I get a bit of that ability??
    I m still wondering abt ur Bday….its on 22nd na??

  3. Dhir says:

    ThankYOU so much Bau for sharing this…. its realy a lot of fun reading all of this Bau……ThankYOU! Jai Gurudev

  4. Vinod says:

    I love the answer to the second question…(Recently the Ultimate Destination…)
    Wow Bawa!!!

  5. Vini says:

    Then Bawa why was this Sep 13 confusion about your bday??? 🙂

  6. Monica Tiwari says:

    hahahaha!
    The new unltimate destination is definitely more devotee-friendly too 🙂
    Loave you Bau!

  7. Aparna says:

    Quote:

    “Recently the Ultimate Destination has been shifted to 21st Km, Kanakapura Road in Bangalore. I am surprised you didn’t know about this! :)”

    If your answer wasnt that you wouldnt be Bau! 😛 🙂

    Advance Birthday Wishes!

    Jai Gurudev!

  8. Gautam says:

    Regarding the Ultimate Destination, those who were at the Rudra Puja today have no choice but to agree!! What a charged up experience it was today!

  9. Pankaj Bhageria says:

    answer to second question is too good :).

    Bau have u read the book “Old path white clouds” ?

  10. Anshika says:

    Hahaha..Cool answers!

  11. jayant nasa says:

    yes really bau…. wonderful answers…especially to question no. 2…
    Love u…jgd n
    HAPPY B’day….
    Sagar me ek leher uthi aapke naam ki…
    Aapko Mubarak Khushiyan aatm-gyann ki!!

  12. IITian says:

    Happy Birthday 🙂

    Awesome post..

  13. Happppppy Birthday Bau…. 🙂

  14. Manish Bajaj says:

    Happy Bday Bhaiya, I never met u, only heard abt u from Atika di and Gauri di…my younger brother recently completed yes+ course and has seen changes in himself since the very first day…thank you for the youth freindly course design, it makes them comfortably adaptable to AOL and themself.

    Thanks a Lot!!

  15. shubhangi says:

    happy b’day bau…..really its alws been a gud experience to read ur posts……..whenevr i feel low i jst open this n read………thank u bau ………….happy birthday once again

    jai gurudeva

  16. nupur says:

    I really loved the 2nd ans..
    its wuz jus WOW!!!
    and HAPPY BIRTH DAY BAU!!
    luvya..
    JAI GURU DEV.

  17. Kumar Simha says:

    many many happy returns of the day Bauuu!!!
    many of us wished you on sep 13th…
    wishing you now too…we can just go on and on and on…
    wishing you every now and then!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Jai Guru Dev!!

  18. Kumar Simha says:

    many many happy returns of the day Bauuu!!!
    we wished you on sep 13th…
    wishing you now too…we can just go on and on and on…
    wishing you every now and then!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Jai Guru Dev!!

  19. Kumar Simha says:

    by the way Bau i wanna share an experience…
    i too have read the power of now book long back …b4 my yes+…
    it was enthralling to “read” all the way through…
    but when it came to “implementation”…no prizes 4 guessing…lol..:) 🙂 :)…i would think this is all ABSTRACT concept…next to impossible to stay in the present always…
    after a week washed my hands of the book,its concept…lol 🙂

    Now thanks to Guruji and You , i am able to implement the same…
    and finally come to know what the author meant 🙂 🙂 :)…

    Jai Guru Dev!!!

  20. G says:

    Why do you always stress so much on being at the Ashram. Off course Guru ji is there, and its always great to be in his presence, but am i not supposed to be with Guruji everywhere? Isn’t my being in action more important?

  21. Minnie says:

    One have no need to subscribe to any joke smses, just reading your blog is more than enough 🙂 🙂 <3 <3
    love
    Jai guru dev
    Minnie

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