Craving for pleasure is bondage. Bondage brings only misery. It brings about a thousand variations of moods, emotions and sensations throwing you off balance every now and then.
This life time I have a GURU. Its a great opportunity. For the last few months I was thinking about how to make good use of this brilliant chance of completely annihilating all Vasana and experience the HIGHEST.
The mind keeps on getting lost. It keeps slipping into slumber and in a few moments it starts indulging in whatever it thinks as pleasurable. Gently Getting it again and again back to the present moment is abhyasa. I have been programing myself to do this. I have also made up, what you can call a reminder to get my mind back on track.
This is something very personal but I thought I should share it with all of you. I think there is not a proper balance between “shravan” (listening) and “manana” (remembering it again and again till your mind becomes “no mind” . Mana – mind, na- no).
So I wanted to put all the great words of wisdom that I have heard from Guruji, in one small capsule that would moment to moment serve as a super effective reminder and I would be able to effortlessly free my mind from any meaningless endeavors it has embarked upon.
And you know what?..its working fine.
Here it is “Dropping all RESISTANCE, KEENLY and PLAYFULLY, OBSERVE the IMPERMANENT nature of THOUGHTS, EMOTIONS and SENSATIONS, with a strong sense of NON-IDENTIFICATION.”
I would give a brief explanation of the particular choice of words in my next post….till then I would like to know what you think about this.
Before you read this please read the previous post if you have not read it yet.
Dropping all resistance: I would like to quote from one of my favorite books, God Loves fun,” How has the ocean become the ocean? Because it has accepted the lowest! The humblest is the greatest. If you agree to go low when you don’t feel good you will become the richest person on earth. “
Keenness: Observing not superficially, but witnessing the intricate movements of prana. We need to go deep. As they say,”doobna seekho” (learn to drown). With a keen eye we need to track down the cause behind the cause behind the cause….Like peeling the onion…one layer after the other with commitment and dedication.
Playfulness: All this is done like a game, playfully…” lila “(play). With a playful attitude the result does not matter, whether you fall down or rise up. It’s the same thing. There is no labeling or any judgments or analysis. Its with a sense of wonder and amazement. Enjoying every bit of the process of observation.
Impermanence: Experiencing the change and getting established in this realization that nothing stays the same.
Non-Identification: Again and again reinforcing the truth that “ I am not the mind”…I am not “this” So ham… I am that, the unchangeable. Untouched consciousness.
Somehow we need to come back to the state where we can say,” thy will be done” or better still,” thy will alone is happening now”!