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Positive thinking: A Guru’s Guidance

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 - 9:00am IST | Agency: dna
Instead of getting carried away in the beauty of someone else’s experience, think about what your experience has been? That is the truth for you.

When you see a great work of art, you marvel at its beauty. When you hear a beautiful piece of music, you want to listen to it again and again. When you read an interesting book, it stimulates your mental faculties. But these are the creations of that artist, that composer and that author. Isn’t it ironical that we engage day in and day out in taking pleasure in things that are someone else’s thought and creation, someone else whom at times we do not even know? How many of us care to access the source which triggered that thought process to create something that we all admire?

In the last twenty years of teaching yog, I have met many spiritual aspirants, the most learned and well read. I have attended countless spiritual meets where the greatest of intellectuals gather and ponder over the complex phenomena of soul, liberation, divine etc. The discussions and concepts usually stem from the intellectual understanding of great works by masters. What is it that triggered that thought in these men that they were able to create something so advanced?

This is the process of guru and gyan. What they wrote is their experience of yog. Instead of getting carried away in the beauty of someone else’s experience, think about what your experience has been? That is the truth for you.

We are all divine beings going through a human experience. Our desires, needs and wants are all different and unique. Your own experience is what will take you beyond for only that is real, all else is just a story and entertainment. The secrets of creation and beyond are lying waiting to be discovered... discovered by you through your individual path of experience... that is the path which your guru shows you as he knows you more than yourself.




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