Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ay Zindagi

This one inspired by Rekha's post on faith.

Why is there suffering/pain in a tough situation ?

Sri Sri says "Suffering is a product of limited knowledge"

What limited knowledge ?

The Part I course says " Accept situations and people as they are"

When in pain or suffering, the last thing I want to do is accept. After all who wants pain ? The best solution is to try and escape it and to enable this, the mind is ever willing to :
  • jump into the glorious past
  • jump towards a non-existent future OR
  • take flights of imaginary fancy .
  • keep asking the eternally unanswerable question "Why ?"
None of this helps and muddles the mind even more.

Question to self : Isn't it easier to just accept ?

Another way is resistance.
  • This is NOT happening to me
  • This is not happening to ME.
  • THIS is not happening to me
Another point of the Part I course says "What you resist persists".

When I resist obviously the suffering persists . And what am I resisting ? The flow of life ? I am but a little boat caught up in this ocean of samsara which throws up perfect storms now and then. Of what use is my resistance ?

Question to self : Isn't it easier to not resist, live the knowledge and just BE ?

Guruji says that when we are faced with a storm - to gulp it in its totality and then we realize that there is really no storm .

Reminds me of a beautiful song from the movie Sadma :

Aye Zindagi Gale Lagale
Hum ne bhi
Tere har ik gam ko

Gale se lagaya hai
Hai na ?

Roughly translated :

Oh Life Embrace Me
I've embraced all the suffering you've given me
Haven't I ?

When no knowledge works, faith does ...infinite faith does WORK - especially when the Storm is a long one.

Jai Guru Dev,


  1. hmmmm mere liye likha yeh post ?

    Jai Gurudev
    I love it when you write such posts.
    Its nice to know that I am not alone ! :)
    Par yeh Faith , infinite faith kahan se aati hai?
    Kuch jaan ke chalo, kuch maan ke chalo,
    maan ke chalo ke faith hai?

  3. bhawana : :)

    About Faith : Guruji says that even if we accept 1 thing - that God loves us very much, it is enough .

    Bawa had a beautiful post on his blog from long ago - can't find it now but he said "Faith is knowing that even in the worst of times Guruji is with you" .

    Regula sadhana, long kriya, satang are my substratum for faith. kar rahi ho na ?

    Jai Guru Dev,

  4. You know what I am tired of Making the SAME mistake again and again and again and getting into the same entanglements again and again and again..
    I am blessed enough to have a guru
    But now I am being more greedy and desire an actual person to guide my every step and be there for me.
    I know I know, I am the ideal person to play that role

  5. oh this punarnava is bhawana only :)

  6. yes punarnava...oops bhawana :)

    in Chitra Roy's bhajan there is a line :

    Mujhko Zameen Aasman Mile Gaye
    Guru Mile Gaye Bhagwaan Mile Gaye...

    Now just move on his path. Rest is his job.

    Jai Guru Dev,

  7. & Tayri aankhoan ka jaadu puri duniya pe hai.....Duniya ki iss bheed mein sabse peeche hum khade &

    Jai Gurudev

  8. and Guruji says : age bado , hum tumhare peeche hain :)