Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Your Guru

A few days ago, I was having an argument with a RespectedElder. Things got a little heated. For a while the awareness and knowledge came up saying "Shut Up RR..Shut Up NOW".

Then suddenly in a blinding flash of anger, I said something I would regret for a long time to come.

Pat came the reply.

RespectedElder : Your Guru would never approve of this !

Me: (Eyes Blazing, Nostrils Flaring) : Don't drag my Guru into this !!!

RespectedElder : I WILL . Isn't this what you preach to me all the time ? THIS is the time you need to apply the knowledge He has given you. He WONT be proud of this.

RespectedElder was right. And knows how to GET me too :)

I was just wondering after this altercation : How much I love Guruji that I am willing to defend him against someone I have known all my life and love so much too ?

And how ironical ? Guruji DOES want to be in the middle of such altercations - maybe he creates them too :) ? After all it is in moments of such strife that he wants us to keep the awareness and apply his precious knowledge.

Guru Matru Pita
(Guru is Mother, Guru is Father)
Guru Bandhu Sakha
(Guru is Friend, Guru is Companion)
Tere Charano Me Swami
(At your feet Oh Lord)
Mere Koti Pranaam
(My countless salutations)

Jai Guru Dev,


  1. An enlightening post. There's this one day of the week, where I follow this policy...every Tuesday. I won't shout, I won't speak rudely to anyone and will keep smiling. Am not quite a hot tempered person as such, just that on Tuesday's I want to be perfect!

    And it has worked wonders...! Has calmed me down a lot. I don't have a guru, but I think if I have one, it will be even better. For learning the Sudarshan Kriya, I have to be atleast 21 na? 3 more years to go... :(

  2. hey tara : nice policy indeed. if everyone had a Tuesday like yours, this world would be much more peaceful :) silence works wonders with anger.

    You don't have to be 21 to do the sudarshan kriya. As they say in Art Of Living, we have courses from 8 to 108. look for a Part I / YES+ course in your area. In fact YES+ is tailored for the age group 18 - 30 . Leave a comment on and someone will get back to you .