… continued from Living Advaitha III
Some people asked me, ‘Can we have pets in the teamily?
The teamily we create, you can have pets, you can have pets. You can even have trees, hills; rivers are energetic enough, conscious enough, spirit enough to respond to you. So, a river or mountain or a pet or a tree can be added into your teamily. That’s the first question.
For the newcomers the word “teamily”. “Teamily” means: Family and Team together. Unfortunately, human-beings have lost connection even with themself. Forget about having connection with the family, even with themself they lost the connection. The strong, deep-rooted, grounded lifestyle is lost. Due to various reasons we became very unconscious. Now making us come back to consciousness and created, complete, centred, grounded with yourself and with your family and team together – “Teamily”. Means, “teamily” is the people with whom you share your life. People who share their life with you is “teamily”. Literally, people who are part of your living, your existence, only those people I call them as “teamily”. Pets your trees, rivers, mountains can be part of teamily.
I have some questions. I will try to answer. These are from Bela Patel, California.
She’s asking, ‘Is interaction with teamily members a must on a daily basis?’
See, sometimes you will have a friend with whom you have not spoken for ten years but that friendliness is there alive in you. So with teamily, whether you interact every day or you don’t interact, that is not a problem. But the experience of Advaitha should be alive, that’s all! That’s all. Nothing else. There is no such thing as just because you speak to somebody they are your teamily. I know many people; they live in the same house, they don’t talk to each other! No just because you live in the same place or you talk to them. There are some people, every day you talk to each other, but it is only fight….rat-a-tat-a-tat….gun! No! You talking to somebody every day, or not talking to somebody every day, all that does not count.
Please understand, Bela Patel I want you to know I am not a “good-relationship” teaching guru. No! Please understand, I am not teaching you to have a good, great relationships. No, hell with your relationship! Even if you have a best husband, best wife, you are just going to die leaving him. Neither he is going to come with you or you are going to go with him. No, no I am not the guy who is teaching how to have a great relationship, like how to win friends and influence people. No! Understand, the good relationship happens as a side-effect. But the context I am teaching to all of you is establishing yourself in the spiritual space of Advaitha.
When you feel oneness, because of the oneness, you will know whatever insecurity the other person is feeling, you will know whatever desire or greed the other person is feeling, you will know the other person’s space. Because of your knowledge, you will have love and compassion. Understand, anything becomes known to you, anything becomes part of your knowledge, you start loving it. Because you know the desire, greed, struggle, fear the other person is going through when you experience Advaithic space with them, because of that non-duality, you love them, you become compassionate towards them, the relationship may become better. But, my purpose is not making just your relationship better. Continue reading →