Namah Te dear Seekers,
i hope this message finds all of you infinitely, constantly and unconditionally Joyous!
If we are extrovert we will compare. If we compare we will create. If we create we will act. If we act we will tire. If we tire we will long...and long...and long...
Unless we are immersed in calmness (nitya sattva staha). Calmness in vision, calmness in lifestyle. And despite believing this we do not live this...
Sat-tva is the expression of Sat (the ART [Absolute-Relative-Tactile] of Sat is Existence-Truth-Nobility). And only when we hear, feel and see someone who knows and lives the vision of Existence-Truth-Nobility does our belief evolve to faith. This 'someone' we call a Sadguru.
Some days ago i was able to serve Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda. This experience was intensely demanding. This experience was indescribably rewarding. Aspiring to share insights into those cherished memories i write our E-Vichara...
E-Vichara (June 13, 2016) --- Serving One's Sadguru
-Serving One's Sadguru demands being prepared - a Sadguru can reveal Enlightenment and so a disciple should envision every move of their Sadguru, freeing them from worldly work (i.e. driving, laundry, etc.), enabling them for spiritual work (i.e. teaching, guiding, etc.)
-Serving One's Sadguru demands being disciplined - a Sadguru's presence is immeasurably precious and so a disciple should be willing and able to sacrifice the functional (i.e. sleep, food, etc.) to focus on the fundamental (i.e. listening, observing, etc.)
-Serving One's Sadguru demands being vigilant - a Sadguru acts out of fulfillment as compared to acting for fulfillment and so a disciple should be ready to do whatever is needed (i.e. organize, chant, etc.) to facilitate this flow of Love
-Serving One's Sadguru demands being balanced - a Sadguru can destroy the ego and so a disciple should be aware that any insult, any inquisition, any indifference is solely to transform the i to I
-Serving One's Sadguru demands being cheerful - a Sadguru's beauty is not rooted in form/name rather is rooted in Joy and so a disciple should be respectful of the crowds of devotees who interact with the Sadguru in varied ways
-Serving One's Sadguru demands being humble - a Sadguru's tapas (asceticism) is the sole source of pleasure, possession, position, Peace and so a disciple should be ever calm physically, ever quiet mentally, ever still intellectually to recognize one's insignificance...
Aishvarya (joyous), dharma (responsible), yasha (revered), shriya (virtuous), vairagya (independent) and jnana (wise). This is the nature of Bhagavan. If one thinks carefully, a Sadguru encourages us to be God...
Reflection Adventure of the Week (RAW): Beginning on Mon Jun 27 and ending on Wed Jul 13, everyday post a Reflection Adventure of the Day (RAD) on my Facebook Wall in the same format i use.
Laughing Adventure of the Week (LAW): I used to think the brain was the most important organ. Then I thought, look what's telling me that!
Satsanga Adventure of the Week (SAW): Did the above thoughts engage you? If yes, join us from Sat Jul 16 - Wed Jul 20 in Pittsburgh for Pujya Swami Tejomayananda's Maha Jnana Yajna on Rama Gita - an epic dialogue on faith between Bhagavan Rama as the Sadguru and Shri Lakshmana as the shishya. This rare occasion includes celebrating Guru Purnima on Tue Jul 19. Please check out the following link for more details and check out any excuses to not come --- Pujya Swami Tejomayananda's Maha Jnana Yajna (http://chinmayamissionpittsburgh.org/index.php?id=home)
Finally, His Infinite Presence (HIP) Tour II begins tomorrow. Last year Sheela/i explored Western Canada, driving from Niagara Falls, Ontario to Whitehorse, Yukon and back over 25 days. This year we will be driving from Niagara Falls, Ontario to Saint John's, Newfoundland and back over 17 days. During this period i will not send any E-Vichara-s, post any RADs, use any social media. This will be a intense period of sadhana (running, reading and researching) to encourage samadhi (Realization)...
With this, i leave you all with a parting RAD:
Reflection Adventure of the Day (RAD): "Until you have it all, you won't be free. Society, you're a crazy breed. I hope you're not lonely without me." ~ Eddie Vedder
See you all virtually on Jul 14 and physically on Jul 16...
"If you do not have the right knowledge, the experience is useless!" ~ Swami Chinmayananda