Daily Archives: 1st December 2014

Wisdom

If you manipulate words, it is a lie.
If you play on words, it is a joke.
If you rely on words, it is ignorance but
if you transcend words, it is wisdom.

~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Marriage

Marriage is not about compatibility, companionship, or extracting happiness. It is an opportunity to achieve a union that will open up a greater possibility.

~ Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Awareness

You are awareness. Awareness is another name for you. Since you are awareness there is no need to attain or cultivate it. All that you have to do is to unhook awareness from other things, that are contents of awareness. If one gives up being hooked, then pure awareness alone remains, and that is the [real] Self.

~ Ramana Maharshi

Adoration

Both, the form and the formless are all Divine. When you adore the form, you adore the Divine behind the form.

~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Spirituality

Spirituality is the harmonious blend of outer silence and inner celebration; and also inner silence and outer celebration.

~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Seeking Truth

“The real is near, you do not have to seek it; and a man who seeks truth will never find it. Truth is in what is – and that is the beauty of it. But the moment you conceive it, the moment you seek it, you begin to struggle; and a man who struggles cannot understand. That is why we have to be still, observant, passively aware.”

~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

Humor

Q: Guruji, how does one cultivate a sense of humor?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar : Humor is not just words, it is the lightness of your Being. You do not have to read and repeat jokes – just being cordial and light-hearted brings out authentic humor. Taking life itself not too seriously (because you will never come out of it alive!) (Laughter) Having a sense of belongingness with everybody, including those who are not friendly. Practicing yoga and meditation. Having unshakable faith in the Divine, and in the laws of karma. Being in the company of those who live in knowledge and are humorous. A willingness to be a clown
Humor is the buffer that saves you from humiliation. If you have a good sense of humor you can never be humiliated. And if you refuse to be humiliated you become invincible. Humor brings everyone together, while humiliation tears them apart. In a society torn with humiliation and insult, humor is like a breath of fresh air. A good sense of humor relieves you from fear and anxiety.
• Humor should be coupled with care and concern. Mere humor without care and concern or appropriate action often irritates those who come to you with serious problems.
• Humor can keep the spirit high, yet if overdone it leaves a bad taste.
• Humor without wisdom is shallow.
• Humor with wisdom creates an atmosphere of celebration.
• Humor without sensitivity is satire – it comes back to you with more problems.
• The wise use humor to bring wisdom and to lighten every situation.
• The intelligent use humor as a shield against humiliation.
• The cruel use humor as a sword to insult others.
• The irresponsible use humor to escape from responsibility.
• And fools take humor too seriously!
• To make an effort to be humorous is nonsensical.

Becoming Conscious

You exist in time, but you belong to eternity – You are a penetration of eternity into the world of time – You are deathless, living in a body of death – Your consciousness knows no death, no birth – It is only your body that is born and dies – But you are not aware of your consciousness – You are not conscious of your consciousness – And that is the whole art of meditation; Becoming conscious of consciousness itself.”

~ Osho

Pooja

A sense of offering comes up in you in a state of fullness, of gratitude. Anything you do out of a state of fullness is Pooja, Worship.

~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Seeker Guru Divine

Q. What is the relationship between Seeker, Guru and the Divine?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: The beginning, middle and end of a same line. It is the seed, the plant and the tree.

Never Imitate !!!

“Each person is born with a unique individuality, and each person has a destiny of his or her own. Imitation is crime, it is criminal. If you try to become a Buddha, you may look like Buddha, you may walk like him, you may talk like him, but you will miss. You will miss all that life was ready to deliver to you. Buddha happens only once. It is not in the nature of things to repeat. Existence is so creative that it never repeats anything. You cannot find another human being in the present, in the past, or in the future who is going to resemble you exactly. It has never happened. The human being is not a mechanism like Ford cars on an assembly line. Never imitate anybody…”

~ OSHO

Love in Indian Mythology

The God of Love in the Indian mythology is called Apanga. Apanga means ‘one who has no parts of the body at all’. It is so because love has no parts, no shape, and no form. It is formless. He has a bow and five arrows. These five arrows are made up of five flowers – the five senses. He hits you with the five flowers and it is through these five senses that you experience something that is beyond the five senses. What gets created is a wave of beauty deep inside you. It produces a sweet honey inside you!
And when you experience such a wave, your eyes close, you’re not in form but you dissolve into the formless. You come back to your nature. When you experience something so great, so wonderful, and so beautiful be it music, a fragrance or touch automatically your eyes shut and you sink into that ocean of beauty. The power, the energy inside you starts moving in a new direction.
Like in the spring, the entire creation just springs up. The birds sing, trees blossom. Like that when energy is kindled in you, it creates awe. You spring out of dullness, out of the inertia, out of the routine… New life springs up.

~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar