Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Date with a Mystic......Part 2

There seems to be telepathic current that plays between us, and the 2 dimensions - time and space seems to vanish. I become aware that he is linking my own mind with his and he is taking my heart into a state of unperturbed calm which he seems perpetually to enjoy. In this extraordinary peace, I find a sense of exaltation and lightness. My heart is released from the all the burdens and disappointments. Never again, I feel, shall the bitterness of anger and melancholy of unsatisfied desire afflict me. 

In this beautiful, entranced silence, when the clock stands still and the sorrows and errors of the past seem like trivialities, my mind is getting dissolved into the infinite consciousness that governs the planet. But some creature of the earth world breaks rudely into my heavenly dream by giving loud voice to the sanskrit hymns being sung and quickly I return to the potpourri of uncertain pleasures and unexpected sorrows which men call life. 
On the way back accidentally I bumped into Sadhguru and asked him what he did to which he winked and answered " That's a secret "!!! 

Initially, I was confused but later I realized that yes - All that is precious in life is a secret. Life is a secret, love is a secret, feelings, our emotions are a secret. We are the biggest secret. For the most precious things in life are not bruited in public. Human instinct is to keep them withdrawn in the innermost recessed accessibel to few - perhaps to none. No wonder the most sacred things in all lives will always be secret and only those who shall seek may find!!

Love you all,

A Date with a Mystic......Part 1

The land of tigers, elephants, innumerable languages, variety of cultures and above all mystical beings has a charm that is hard to resist. No wonder when Mark Twain visited this sacredly secret country said that " Whatever that can possibly be done by God or man has been done on this land ". India's most precious wealth is the rich culture and the great masters from Patanjali, Agastya Muni to Maharishi Ramanna and so on; that decided to take birth on this part of the globe. Emerging in every generation theses people have protected the land against the fate of ancient Egypt and Babylonia. 

Accidentally, I happened to witness one of the Masters, in person. None other that Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. Whenever I have been to his talks in other parts of world or listened to some his videos what I can say for sure is there is something in this man which holds my attention as iron is held by a magnet. A few weeks ago I was at one of the temples and suddenly the news came that Sadhguru will be coming for a darshan/blessing. I was very excited and meticulously prepared a list of questions that have been bugging me since a long time. There were some singers on the left side of stage, singing some sanskrit hymns. The whole gathering (~500 people), were in total silence and eagerly waiting for the mystic to come and talk about something and answer the questions. 

30 min after we all sat down I see a dignified man walking in a white robe towards the stage; the vibration of his presence are palpable and I notice most of the people who are sitting going into a state of ecstasy. I too had the same sensations. Effortlessly he come and takes the seat and closes his eyes. I experience a strong surge of energy thorough my spine and for few moments I become unaware of the physical body. As I closed my eyes with him and one by one all the questions I had prepared drop away.  For it does not now seem to matter whether they are asked or not and it does not seem to matter whether I sove the problems that have perplexed me. A steady stream of quietness seems to be flowing near me and a great peace was penetrating the inner reaches of my being and my over active thought/judgement tortured brain was arriving at some rest.

To be continued......