Thursday, May 31, 2012

Yogic thought for the day:

Work, work, work.. and exhaustion. But as Prahlada once told me, you must detach yourself from the idea of work, then you will not feel tired. And if you see him about, he is very simple, will take his own glass of water, has no airs about him, will do the ashram work. We all saw him at the Satsang and he must have been exhausted from the demands of teaching ATTC. but while we were all sort of petrified as things collapsed -- mike was bad, the sound system was lousy, the coffee cup had no table, and this and that ..but he was moving around the place as if he knew it (we were the Mumbaiites) and he knew where to go for the mike, what to fiddle around with, and stuff like that, and while singing, he gets up organises an impromptu coffee table for Swami Mahadevananda.. and everybody who understand that yoga is not just about your practice on the mat, we felt deeply lifted by his energy and how clear-headed he was while we sat or stood about like stones. I wish, I was like that:)

Ramana Maharishi says: The feeling "I work" is the hindrance. Ask yourself " who works". Rmemember who you are. The the work will not bind you. it will go on automatically. Make no effort either to work or to renounce; your effort is the bondage. What is destined to happen will happen. If you are destined not to work, work cannot be had even if you hunt for i:  If you are destined to work, you will not be able to avoid it; u will be forced to engage yourself in it. So, leave it to the higher power; you cannot renounce or retain as you choose.

Now, if I could remember that.. But I wonder what he means, "Remember who you are ..."? :)

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