Thursday, December 19, 2013

When will police file compaint?

There was theft in Novadaya Nagar, Kothnur dinne road in IT capital of India, Bangalore. The owner of the house went out between 7 and 9 PM and the thief broke in through the back door, threw all the clothes around and took away a canon SLR camera and projector.

Around 10PM the police control room was called. We had to wait in queue before the call was answered with the option to call few other numbers in rush. Finally, a lady took the call and the complaint. 2 policeman were swiftly in about 15 minutes.

The owner went through the routine of how it might have happened. They kept on insisting that the theft was because there was bike which was not cleaned for many days, and was kept outside house. It has been there for so many months then theft should have happened every day, correct?

We asked them to discuss the matter with the labours who were working in neighbouring site/building. They refused and said first file complaint with Mr Manjunath from Subramanya police station before 10 AM tomorrow.

The owner went along with another person who knew kannada to file complaint. They met Mr Manjunath and he listened to them patiently and asked them to file the complaint.  Once he left there was no one to take the complaint as if it was hot potato?

Finally, the owner kept on trying on Mr Manjunath, the sub inspector's mobile and he said that he was busy in creating awareness about law in some school. He asked to come in the evening.

I don't know when the police will file complaint.
I don't know when the lost items will be recovered.
Yes, I am talking from one of the most developed cities in India. Its not a remote indian village story.
Its crystal clear that thieves don't fear law.

How was your experience with the Indian police? How much time they take to file complaint? Did they ever recover the items lost by you?

Friday, December 13, 2013

KNOW discretion, NO karma

Yesterday in evening satsang, someone asked Gurudev a very valid question?

Will there be a time when all humans will be happy or will they always be in pursuit of happiness?

Gurudev replied 

  1. It is like asking will all flowers bloom at same time? No, Every flower has a season, every flower withers.
  2. It is like asking will there be sunshine always? No, somedays are cloudy, all days end in night. 
  3. But happiness has touched every heart at some time or other. Is it not? Tell me one person has not been touched by happiness at any point in their life.
  4. When happiness comes by itself it is the fruit of your karma. Your past deeds and actions suddenly make you feel happy someday. Your karma also makes you miserable and ruthless on other days. You remain in grip of karma as long as you are in ignorance. 
  5. Post ignorance is the phase of acquiring knowledge, assimilating and creating a understanding of who we are and why does it have to be this way?
  6. Once the viveka (discretion)विवेक comes in your life. You get out of grips of the karma. The hold of karma loosens and you slowly start becoming free. 
  7. know DISCRETION, no KARMA
To another question on issue of homosexuality, the following points came through
  1. It is a preference of the individual and it varies with time and phase of your life.
  2. People label them as gay,lesbian at different times in their life. 
  3. We all have the male and female influence within us. 
  4. There are three bodies that we have.
    • gross
    • subtle
    • causal
  5. The causal body is independent of sex identity. The gross and subtle bodies have tendencies influenced by the sex identity. 
  6. Life is a journey from gross to the subtle to the cause of this all. It is worth spending time and energy knowing who we are, why we are here and what is this world all about? 
  7. Instead we lose time in labelling ourselves as gay, lesbian, homosexual.  
  8. Sometimes married people change their preference and feel guilty about it. They try to hide it and become more miserable doing so. 
  9. When we are children the sexual tendencies are not there, when we are old they are not there. Only when we get into teenage do they start displaying and remain for few more decades before dying of. 
  10. Celibacy then happens by itself. You don't have to make an effort.  
  11. Problem occurs when you enforce celibacy. 

On children's education
  1. Information should not be stuffed into the brain.
  2. Children should be taught to express their emotions.
  3. Children should be taught to express life as celebration.
  4. They should learn to manage their emotions and identity.
Learn to let go. Just loosen up.

Forgive the act and the person but do take appropriate action if injustice has been done.

Forgiveness is for your self. To rest your mind and take it away from misery. 
Action is for the betterment of your environment and society. 

Godliness has to be expanded. 
  1. In our culture we treat guest as God. अतिथि देवो भव. 
  2. children as form of God.
  3. parents as form of God. 
  4. Then for some nature is God. 
  5. Every particle is an expression of God.
  6. We must appreciate and KNOW THAT. 
When everything becomes GOD then we get broader vision. In broadness little things don't matter. Then are able to lift our spirits higher. The mind looses the grip of little conflicts. The body becomes free of constrictions and restricting muscles. Every cell in the body and mind expands. Then we become free. 

How is your journey of becoming free going on?

Monday, December 02, 2013

Relevance of art of living in this age and time

What is art of living? What does it mean to you?

Art of living has taken a holistic approach to resolve human mind and life.

It has sudarshan kriya, a breathing technique to give you most powerful of experiences in the shortest available time. If you do vipassana or any other technique then you may feel a sensation on 8th or 9th day of the course. In sudarshan kriya you get the same sensation in 10 mins or maybe half an hour.

When you do the art of meditation or the advance/part 2 programme, you go deepen into the depths of the spirit and discover soft skills that were non-existent before, beside the supernatural experiences.

If you just like to sing and dance then AOL (art of living) has satsang every evening at art of living international ashram on kanakapura road in Bangalore from 6:30 PM. On most days people have questions and on all days people get answers.

If you believe in a social cause like environment or rights of girl child then AOL has collaborated with UN bodies to bring out awareness on same to the masses.

If you have inclination for organic farming then AOL grows mangoes to vegetables to Indian masalas and seeds.

If you need permanent cure for your illnesses then AOL has extracted the ancient knowledge of ayurveda into everyday medicine and for maintaining the hygine.

It is an organization with time tested methods to enhance your living. The methods are scientifically proven and you would have met somebody who has experience some miracle since being on THE PATH.

I would have missed more. If you know add in comments.

For the rest, ignorance is bliss.

A last word - Give life a chance to blossom to its full potential.

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