Wednesday, July 26, 2017

LAW OF NATURE

When we eat food, the body breaks down its components – the useful nutrients are digested and the waste is thrown out of body within 24 hours. If the waste is not thrown out, we get sick.
When we drink water – our body consumes whatever is necessary and the excess is thrown out along with impurities within few hours, or we will get sick.
The air we breathe in – body keeps the oxygen and the impure air is exhaled within few seconds, or else we will die.

But, what about negative emotions - like hatred, anger, jealousy, insecurity ... which we hold in our body for days, months and years?
If these negative emotions are not thrown out regularly, they can prop up into some psychosomatic diseases.

Today, we live in a world where tons of information on almost every subject is easily available on the net. We can find both sides of arguments – against or in favor of any concept, belief or popular notion. In fact, tons of information is constantly thrown at us whether we want it or not. The wise will choose what is good and useful, and reject the other. 
Though, many a times, the 'other' or negative ideology, false rumors and some juicy gossip may sound interesting and amusing - but it can lead to destruction of peace- in our own mind and in society as well.

So, be wise – choose what is beneficial and helpful to you in achieving your aim, and reject what may deviate you from your path.
Sumiran, meditation, company of wise people and prayers are the best ways to dissolve these negative emotions.

                       'Rajan Sachdeva' 


Do You offer what you ask for?

Do You offer what you ask for? 
...... Love, Affection, Friendship, Respect, Understanding, Hospitality, Joy, Complicity, Good character, truthfulness and Honesty etc.?
If you don’t, then then do not expect the same from others...

Do you Share dreams, pain, tears, fantasies - good and bad times- good fortune and laughter with others?
If you don’t, then do not expect the same from others.



Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Teacher vs Guru

A teacher is a guide on the path
A Guru is a pointer to the way

A teacher answers your questions
A Guru questions your answers

A teacher helps you get out of the maze
A Guru destroys the maze

A teacher instructs you
A Guru constructs you

A teacher takes responsibility of your growth
A Guru makes you responsible for your growth

A teacher gives you things you do not have and require
A Guru takes away things you have and do not require

A teacher requires obedience and discipline from the pupil
A Guru requires trust and humility from the pupil

A teacher clothes you and prepares you for the outer journey
A Guru strips you naked and prepares you for the inner journey

A teacher sends you on the road to success
A Guru sends you on the road to freedom

A teacher explains the world and its nature to you
A Guru explains yourself and your nature to you

A teacher makes you understand how to move about in the world
A Guru shows you where you stand in relation to the world

A teacher gives you knowledge and boosts your ego
A Guru takes away your knowledge and punctures your ego

A teacher sharpens your mind
A Guru opens your mind

A teacher shows you the way to prosperity
A Guru shows you the way to posterity

A teacher reaches your mind
A Guru touches your spirit

A teacher offers knowledge
A Guru awakens wisdom

A teacher gives you maturity
A Guru returns you to innocence

A teacher instructs you on how to solve problems
A Guru shows you how to resolve issues

A teacher is a systematic thinker
A Guru is a lateral thinker

A teacher punishes you with words and actions
A Guru punishes you with deep compassion

A teacher is to pupil what a father is to son
A Guru is to pupil what a mother is to her child

A teacher leads you by the hand
A Guru leads you by example

When a teacher finishes with you, you celebrate
When a Guru finishes with you, life celebrates

When the course is over, you are thankful to the teacher
When the discourse is over, you are grateful to the Guru

One can always find a teacher
But a Guru has to find you and accept you

Let us honor both, the teachers and the Guru in our life!

                        From: "Rajan Ramchandani"- Singapore 



          

Monday, July 24, 2017

Do Less of....

Do less criticizing,
and pay more attention to complementing.

Do less thinking,
and pay more attention to your heart.

Do less acquiring,
and pay more attention to what you already have.

Do less complaining,
and pay more attention to giving.

Do less controlling,
and pay more attention to letting go.

Do less arguing,
and pay more attention to forgiveness.

Do less running around,
and pay more attention to stillness.

Do less talking,
and pay more attention to silence.

Knowledge is Learned in Four Steps

आचार्यतः  पाद्मादत्ते  - पादं शिष्यः स्वमेध्या 
पादं सह ब्रह्मचारिभ्यः - पादं काल क्रमेण च 

      Aachaaryaatah Paadamaadatte, Paadam Shishyah Svamedhyaa
      Paadam Sah-Brahmchaaribhya:  Paadam Kaal Kramena cha ||

A quarter of knowledge is obtained from the teacher, a quarter due to the student’s own intellect.
Another quarter is gained in the company of fellow students and the remaining quarter from the experience over time.
This is true in every field of learning. Teacher gives the same knowledge to all students but since each individual has a different level of understanding, therefore each student receives it according to his or her own talent and level of understanding. 

This is also true in the path of spirituality.
The Guru gives the same Gyana to everyone. Some understand it immediately and completely while others may take longer to grasp it.  
We continue to learn, revise and reinforce the Gyana in the company of fellow students or seekers in the form of Sangat or Satsang.
Eventually, over the time, we may grasp and understand the ‘Truth’ with experience thru Sumiran and meditation.
As it was told in the old story of ‘Bopdeva’:
       "करत करत अभ्यास कै जड़मति  होत सुजान 
        रसरी आवत जात ते  सिल पर पड़त निसान "

      “Karat Karat Abhyaas kay, Jadmati hoat Sujaan
       Rasari Aavat Jaat tay, Sil par parat Nisaan”

By practicing over and over, eventually a slow learner can also become a master of his trade 
just like by rubbing over and over at the same point, even a rope can create a deep groove in a stone.

Therefore, the key is –
                     Practice …… Mediation.

  'Rajan Sachdeva'

Pray or Not to Pray ?

By praying, we may not always get everything we ask for or whatever we want. 
However, with prayer and good intentions, we can make our lives sacred and balanced.
Praying can help calm our minds – free of regrets and anxiety.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Blaming Others

All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, 

and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only

 thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for 

external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration.

 You may succeed in making another feel guilty about

 something by blaming him, but you won't 

succeed in changing whatever it is 

about you that is making 

you 

Uunhappy.


            Received from: Aman Verma

LAW OF NATURE

When we eat food, the body breaks down its components – the useful nutrients are digested and the waste is thrown out of body within 24 hou...