Actually, if you are unclutched, you can get into my circle. Being unclutched directly connects you to me. A tremendous energy starts flowing through you. What do I mean by unclutched? Being relaxed without clinging on to any person or thought or thing. Continue reading “How do I become your disciple?”
Yes, the statement is right. When the student is ready, master appears. Sometimes, even when the student is not ready, out of compassion, master appears. He gives the possibility. Even people who are not ready can take the quantum jump. So I extend my hand for the possibility. Continue reading “Is the statement, ‘When the student is ready, master appears’ right?”
If you know the purpose of your life, you will be able to understand the other three automatically.
The purpose of your life is the purpose of the universe. The purpose of the universe is the purpose of god. It means the purpose of your life is the purpose of god. Be very clear, find out the purpose of your life and you will be able to find out the purpose of god. But unfortunately, I cannot tell you the purpose of your life. Continue reading “Swamiji, I would like to know the purpose of our life, the world, the universe and our god.”
First thing, neither can the disciple have unconditional surrender nor can he stop asking for proof. Disciple means he will be demanding solid proof from the master to prove he is authentic. Second thing, he will not have all the qualifications to be a real disciple. That is a disciple. He will not be a perfect disciple but he will ask the qualities from a master to be the perfect master. That is the quality of the disciple. Don’t worry about it. Continue reading “How does trust develop between a disciple and a master? Is the disciple justified in demanding some proof or does the master expect unconditional surrender?”
Does the master choose the disciple or does the disciple choose the master?
First thing, it is actually the disciple who chooses the master. Because master never chooses. The master just showers. He is like the sacred river Ganga. He just flows. If you want, you will enter the river, immerse yourself, drink or play – whatever you want you do. But Ganga itself just flows. It does not choose. So it is with the master. The master is a choiceless energy, choiceless bliss. Continue reading “Does the master choose the disciple or does the disciple choose the master?”
There is an interesting research done by the Institute of HeartMath, USA:
In this experiment, the characteristics of light-photons were studied in a light scattering chamber. The graph looked like a typical plot representing random motion of the photons. Next, a DNA sample was placed in the scattering chamber. The graph now changed showing an interaction between the DNA and the photons of light. Continue reading “Staying in the presence of an enlightened being will straightaway change the hardware for it to hold on to the transformation and the software and the entire process.”
Whenever you need to heal yourself, whenever you need inner healing, you need to bring yourself again to the life energy. Many times you can see, a simple disturbance from the outside world or from the past memory inside you can drain your energy.
Another thing that drains your energy is taking too many decisions. You can try this. Go and sit in your office, don’t do any work, just take some five to six major decisions. You will feel tired.
The truths, ideas or words which bring you out of that tiredness or depression, and give you the energy and confidence, are what I call shaastra-shastras or knowledge-weapons. Continue reading “Sudden click or connection with the master and his teachings of truth is what I call ‘initiation’”
A beautiful incident from the enlightened master, Ramana Maharishi’s life:
There was a disciple who was writing the Ramana Purana, verses in praise of Ramana Maharishi. But he had what you call the ‘writer’s block’ and he was stuck at one point. Somehow, whenever you write with ego, the ‘writer’s block’ will happen. Anyhow, that disciple came to Ramana Maharishi and said, ‘Bhagawan, I am not able to write further, please help me.’ Bhagawan said, ‘Put that paper down and leave. I will talk to you later.’ The disciple put the
paper down and went out.
The next day when he came back, he saw that the whole poem had been completed! Ramana Maharishi had written 300 lines himself. When the book was printed, the writer enclosed those 300 lines within quotes and below he put a footnote, ‘These 300 lines were written by Bhagavan Himself.’
Bhagavan saw the book and asked, ‘Oh! So then, the other lines are written by you? Alright!’
The disciple later says, ‘Something simply broke in me when he said that. Tears rolled down, and I just dropped at the feet of Bhagavan and never got up again.’
Just that one comment was enough for this disciple, Muruganar to become enlightened! Continue reading “When you are caught in an engram, just be in the Avatar’s presence, you will be completely healed of it.”
When you are with the master, be completely open. Don’t be frozen. Understand that life is a lot more than logic. Let go of your logic and be completely open and aware. When you let go and are open, the master is such a live energy that you will be transformed. You will be a new being, you will be a new energy and you will be a new consciousness.
I can say it in just one statement:
you will be new! You will be ‘new’ and ‘clear’, you will be ‘nuclear’!
You will feel lighter. You would have lost the weight of the ‘tumors’ you were carrying but that were not part of you, that were a disturbance in you. Something that is supposed to be an inherent part of you can never be a disturbance to you. If it is a disturbance, it was never meant to be apart of you. So just be open so the ‘master surgeon’ can remove these tumors you have been carrying for life over life. Continue reading “When I say ‘I will take care’, I am actually giving you the stick with which you should stand up!”
There are many levels in the master-disciple relationship. The first is purely at the intellectual level, based on doubt more than anything else. Numerous doubts keep coming up all the time. You think, ‘Eh! He seems to be hardly thirty years of age. How can he be a master? He doesn’t seem to be highly educated or qualified. How does he get thousands of people to listen to him?’ You have your doubts, you are cynical. In the zone of pure intellect the relationship never happens.
The next step is from intellect to intelligence. From the negativity of doubt you move to, ‘Why not attend this program and see what this person is really doing?’ Instead of remaining with ‘What can he do?’ you move to ‘I think he means something. But I neither believe nor disbelieve. Ok, let me see.’ The intellect starts to become intelligence. Continue reading “How beautifully does a Master-Disciple relationship exists and flowers!”
There are five attitudes with which to relate with the master. Through each attitude, a different path unfolds, taking you closer to yourself.
One path is the attitude of the mother towards her child, looking at the master as your child. This is called vatsalya bhava which is how Yashoda, Krishna’s foster mother, related with Him.
Another is the attitude of the child towards the mother. This is called matru bhava. This is how Ramakrishna related with goddess Kali, looking at the master as mother.
The third is the attitude of a friend, looking at the master as your friend. This is called sakha bhava. This is how Kuchela and Arjuna related with Krishna. Continue reading “Five attitudes with which one relates with the master”
The poet-mystic, Kabir sings beautifully,
‘Master and god both appear before me. To whom should I prostrate?
I bow before the master. He introduced god to me.’
Swami Vivekananda, in one of his discussions with fellow disciples of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, referred to Ramakrishna as god. Another disciple objected saying, ‘Surely this is taking it to the extreme. I agree that the master is enlightened, but how can he be god?’
Vivekananda asked him, ‘What do you know about god?’ The disciple said, ‘Oh, god is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent.’ Continue reading “I am not here to prove my divinity. I am here to prove your divinity!”