Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Spiritual Life and Materialism

Being spiritual does not mean that we have to give up our jobs and families and become renunciates. Experiencing that subtlest aspect of creation in our day to day life is spirituality. It is living with that deep connectedness with oneself and others. And Guru brings that experience into a disciple's life. We may read many books, but through the eyes of the Enlightened, one is able to see that the whole world is permeated by that one energy, one consciousness, one divinity. Every human being, animal, flower and bird, and all things in the universe springs from the one consciousness, one energy, one divinity!

Birthday with Sri Sri

With my Beloved Guru

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar..  Peace, Love, Compassion..  personified.

Five Signs of a Guru

In the Upanishads five signs of Satguru (True enlightened being) are mentioned. 
In the presence of the Satguru:
  • Sorrow diminishes (Dukha kshaya)
  • Knowledge flourishes (Gnana raksha)
  • Joy wells up without any reason (Sukha aavirbhava)
  • Abundance dawns (Samriddhi)
  • All talents manifest (Sarva samvardhan).

To the degree you feel connected to the Guru, these qualities manifest in your life.