…continued from Living Advaitha VI
Please understand, when you have described your identity, when you describe consciously how you want to be and ask your teamily to support you, give you the input, what all the incompletions you may have to complete, and after the teamily gives the input if you also work with it and complete all the incompletions you are carrying.
Please understand, I am giving you some of the examples so that you can be very practical and very precise. Please listen, I will give you some of the most practical hints. See, for example, if you want always people should perceive you as a loving, caring, joyful being, the first thing you need to complete is, you may be having a deep non-trusting attitude. Listen! In the heart if you carry the non-trusting attitude, naturally, neither you will be comfortable with people, nor people will be comfortable with you. So, first thing you need to do is completing with the non-trusting attitude and building up the ability to trust. May be, if you tell your whole teamily that this is where you need to do Completion, your whole teamily will be constantly reminding you.
Teamily is nothing but the embodiment of Guru surrounding you from all corners. Listen! Teamily is nothing but embodiment of Guru surrounding you from all corners, constantly reminding you.
If you always want to be perceived as a loving, caring, blissful being, you have a deep incompletion about trusting others, if you tell this to everyone, share this with your whole teamily, your whole teamily will be constantly helping you to separate and see your insecurity and the real, actual threat possibility. Many times, if the threat possibility is even very small, because of your insecurity you cannot trust, your teamily can constantly help you to separate these two. And, I tell you, only when you separate these two, you make a successful right strategy even for your security. When you are constantly agitated about the cockroach, you allow the scorpion in your bed! Because, constantly, you are frightened about the cockroach, you are too busy in protecting you from the cockroach, you allow the cobra and scorpion in your bed! They both are sitting there to receive you! When you separate the real possibility of threat and your incompletion, insecurity superimposed, these two separate, listen, listen, only then, only then even the security will be better. The whole teamily will help you, support you, constantly remind you. That is why the teamily. But, I am very clear, I don’t want anybody other than your teamily to know your incompletions. An onlooker or a person on the street can exploit you constantly. I don’t want that. The teamily should be a loving space for you to grow. Like how you help youraasandhari to grow.
I tell you, some of the best moments of my life was when I was serving Arunagiri Yogishwara, Raghupathi Yogi, and a great sadhu in Ramakrishna Mission, Swami Gautamananda. Of course, Swami Gautamananda will never even imagine I will still be carrying so much of love and reverence and respect for him in my heart, but, the time I served him, I got an insider’s view of a powerful sadhu’s life. Understand, he was not an ordinary sannyasi of the Ramakrishna Order; he was one of the Trustees. Ramakrishna Mission has only eleven Trustees, and he was one, and a senior Trustee. I think he now even gives initiation. In Ramakrishna Mission, only one or two people are allowed to give initiation in the whole Order. He is one of the two-three who give initiation, Mantra Deeksha. So, such a top-level sadhu. When I had the possibility to see his life very closely….Wow! I tell you, the amount of integrity and purity with the whole day spent, the amount of integrity and purity used even to take administrative decisions of the organization, not just the personal decisions, even the administrative decisions of the organization! I tell you, as long as we remain pure, we retain our integrity even in our administrative decisions, we will continue to exist.
Please understand, Hinduism never existed based on the definitions of the West, but we existed in our own way and will continue to exist in our own way. Sanatana Hindu Dharma will continue to exist as long as we carry integrity and purity even in our administrative decisions. See, whenever somebody becomes big in their life….. For example, one guy, when he is forty-five, he becomes CEO of the Company. The time he was an ordinary Manager, or Deputy Manager reporting to Manager, that time he always remembers with lot of pain: how he has to run around getting tea, tiffin, breakfast for his seniors, and how he has to report. Always the CEOs remember, at least mostly, when they were in the bottom rung of the ladder, that period, with a lot of pain and not that comfortable. But, I tell you, I remember my early days with so much of comfort, love, respect, reverence, and the great lessons I learned from this great sadhu. Even while doing the administration, even the administrative decisions where he has to choose, he will tell me, ‘Hey, Guru Maharaj (Shri Ramakrishna) says he can give up everything, but not Sathya (truth). So, let us stand by that and take decision.’ I used to think in those days that people only preach, but when it comes to their administrative decisions, they will see what is practical. But, never I have seen Swami Gautamanandaji taking any decision based on the idea of practicality. He will always be spiritual in his decision. Which is right as per Dharma, he will only look into that. I tell you, it really, really, really helped me constantly to align myself.
Please understand, if you see somebody constantly aligning themselves to Dharma around you, you will be inspired constantly to align yourself to Dharma. This is the whole theme of teamily. Now, when I look back, I see that without even having this concept of teamily, I already, automatically had all this kind of ambience and teachings in my life. I was looking back thinking who were my teamily who put me in Advaitha, who always reminded me to be in the space of Advaitha. When I look back, all my acharyas, teachers, gurus with whomever I got to spend time, all of them acted as a teamily, reminding me, starting from Annamalai Swamigal, Arunagiri Yogishwara, Kuppammal, Raghupathi Yogi. I can say, I never had a single guru; I had a teamily as my Guru! My teamily was my Guru! All of them have contributed so much in me stabilizing myself into the space of Advaitha. Arunagiri Yogishwara, he supported me in a totally different level, the level of bio-memory. Raghupathi, he supported me in the very core of the body, the level of the physical Completion with the body. Kuppammal, she supported me in Vedanta, the Vedic mind. Each one of them supported me from one space. Annamalai Swamigal gave that Advaitha Anubhooti, Advaithic experience.
Gautamanandaji contributed Authenticity in administration. I tell you, I don’t have any problem, I will not restrain myself to praise him, because I have seen so many Mathadhipathis, Peethadhipathis, Adheenams, Guru Mahasannidhanams, Gurus, leaders, who administrate an organization. But, while even when they are administrating, the amount of integrity to what they believe! You see, what they believe is highest or not, we don’t need to bother; that will automatically grow till enlightenment, and grow, grow, grow, expand; but whatever they believe, being authentic to that. In this scale if I see, I can never compare anybody with Gautamanandaji. He is altogether a different class!
He will go to the extreme of how a person got the money which he donates to the organization; to that extent he will go! If he sees that person’s business and personal decision-making cognition, his lifestyle, or business decisions are immoral, he will not touch that money. He will not accept from them. He will say, ‘No!’ Even if he is told, ‘No, it was not illegal.’, he will say very clearly, ‘I don’t bother about law; I bother about Dharma!’ He will not touch anything immoral. Even if the money comes from a person who has not earned it in a moral way, if he gets the tip or some information, he will say, ‘No! Reject!’ That kind of integrity in every step! Hats off to their integrity and strength which they infused into me.
I tell you, the teamily will constantly remind you to get into the space of powerfulness. Because of that attitude, the kind of power he commanded on himself and others….Wow! The grace with which he lived! When I was serving him, he must be about sixty-five or seventy. At that age, the kind of power he had over his mind or his body! Night till two o’clock, he will be sitting and doing japa; means, repeating mantra, the ishta mantra! And the command over his body! At that age, I have seen, he will run and do Sirshasana (Head Stand)! He will run and just stand upside down! At that age…the command over his body and the command he had over his mind!
I tell you, when you are integrated and authentic in your decisions, when you are integrated and authentic in your every-day thinking…. Please understand, if you separate your spiritual decision and public life decision….no, then you won’t experience strength. But, your spiritual decision and public life decision, both if you integrate, if you put integrity and authenticity into that, the command over your body and mind you will have, and the powerfulness you will enjoy over your body and mind!
I tell you, when I look back, the way my teamily supported me, moulded me, I tell you, having a teamily is having a living Master twenty-four hours around you, literally living with the Master! Sometimes, even Master feels bored, ‘Alright, what to tell! Okay…it is okay…I will tell him later on.’ But the teamily has so many mouths, they will never be tired, they will go on telling you! HAHAHAHAHAHA! That is the power of teamily!
Understand, the teamily can support you and stabilize you in the space of Advaitha in all directions. It can make you feel powerful in every level. The way Arunagiri Yogishwara contributed, he made the whole Cosmos as my teamily!
Yesterday we had a very funny incident. We were having a teamily dinner at night. Suddenly we got a call from Tiruvannamalai, ‘A gas cylinder is leaking and anytime it will burst! There are many gas cylinders around that cylinder. Already the tent is burning. And, if it bursts, it will be a disaster!’ I blew from here, ‘Foooooo….!’ And, next moment, Mahant Jyotika calls and says, ‘As if somebody blew, the fire got put out!’ She again called, ‘No….again now it is burning!’ I said, ‘Don’t worry! Earlier I spoke with Agni (God of Fire), now I am relating to Vaayu (Wind God). The gas cylinder will will be defused. Don’t worry! It will be settled!’ In a few seconds, the fire got put off, and the gas got defused!
Please understand, I don’t want to term this as miracle. The moment I term this as a miracle, I already put impossibility into you. No! I only term this as a teamily power. The whole Cosmos can be your teamily. I just related with fire and Vaayu, ‘You are my co-creators. What I am creating is for you. What you are doing is for me. We are co-creators.’ Simply, the whole thing got settled, that’s all! See, if I say this is a miracle, I will put you in powerlessness. And, I never commanded Agni or Vaayu. Victory happens by commanding; success happens by reminding! I just reminded them, ‘We are co-creators.’ That’s all! Understand, victory happens by commanding; success happens by reminding. In success, co-creation and co-existence. I just reminded them, ‘We are co-creators.’
After the teamily dinner, somebody was asking me some question. I said, ‘That is why you have to be part of the teamily; you get to see this kind of intimate miracle scenes!’ Miracle…..alright, because of no other word, I am using that word; again I may not want to use that word. The intimate expression of powers you will see as an insider, when you see all this as an insider, your trust on this Advaithic principle will just multiply; it will shoot the roof….beyond the roof!
Now I am demystifying the whole science. If you have command over the other persons or elements, it is power. If you have the space of co-creation with all the elements and others, it is energy, it is enlightenment, which can never be taken away from you. You don’t command them, you just remind them, that’s all; immediately they get aligned!
The teamily will always support you to be in the space of Advaitha. Please understand, I really wanted the whole Sangha to take up sincerely, the science of Teamily. Go on expanding your teamily everywhere.
You will continue to find all the incompletions you need to complete to become your authentic self, your authentic inner-image, outer-image, others-image, and life-image.
So, you will continue to do this homework today. I tell you, this process is such a powerful process, you will never be able to complain, ‘Oh, I did this technique for so many years. I blew my nose up and down, down and up so many years. Nothing happened to me.’ No! With this, it will never be like that. The technique is so powerful, the process is so powerful, do it, you will see the result! This process is like me: It cannot keep quiet!
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