Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Sadhu Guy

Today I sat unoccupied when the idea of a new blog post stuck. Of late I've felt very preoccupied and busy. No time to just sit down and wallow in your own thoughts as such.

There couldn't be a duller start to this blog post. I predetermined that I would start my new post with a bright, interesting, in your face line that would engage my readers, which I have grown to believe I am in serious lack of. Then I thought, how important is it to me to have a gazillion readers anyway? I don't think it's THAT important. As long as I know the people I want reading are reading, it's enough.
And that applies to everything else.
I was never like that before. Maybe that signifies maturity? Ha ha
The fact that I would think myself to be mature just because of this means that I am not, really. Why is it the common belief that only when you're older you can be wise? Wisdom is not age specific you know.

The other day, when I finally got my TV fixed, after MONTHS, I sat down and for a few minutes grew accustomed to flipping to my familiar channels. 29 for Star World, 5 for VH1, you know the drill.
Then I randomly started going through them all, and came across DD National, which I consider to be the most unwatched channel. There was this guy, bearded and all, typical sadhu and a bunch of teenagers sitting around him. My first highly judgemental impression of him was that he's this know-it-all preacher that would annoy me with his brainwashing tactics. But then he spoke ENGLISH! I know it's no big deal for a sadhu guy to speak English but I guess it was something about the way he spoke, impeccably, that I had to stay on and listen. Controlling a strong urge to pee I sat there listening to him, the questions the "youth group" directed to him, almost enchanted. Although nothing he said was new to what I'd heard before, he kind of clarified a few old thought processes I was beginning to think I hadn't had at all.
I really liked a few things he said and am going to list down them for future reference. And for your reading pleasure, of course. :P

Time is a relative thing. It depends on your emotional state. When you are truly happy and content with everything in the world, time flies, and that he said, explains how all these sadhus can sit in the mountains for hours on end, undisturbed and blissful in that heightened state that meditation tends to invoke. On the other hand, when you're down in the dumps, depressed, bored (I shall come to the "bored" thing later), all the negative shit, then time couldn't move slower.

He also said (I am keeping his name secret for the end :P) that it has been medically proven that as you grow older you become stupider. I don't want to rub this in as a full on fact and use it in certain situations because: although you become stupider, no one can beat the effect and understanding of life that experience brings with age. A child is more intelligent than us as his mind is open, and the world to him is unexplored and wonderful. When we grow older, this beauty of life goes unnoticed and we become prone to dogmas and that's how our mind closes up.

The process of learning must never stop. It is when we block out all possibility of learning that we become truly messed up and stuck in life. If you are not ready to accept the new your mind will rot.
Now about the bored thing, one fellow asked him, "why do we get bored easily?" and to that he said that boredom is something he himself has never experienced. Boredom is that induced state of mind when it is blocked. You get bored when you're so involved with your own shit, when you're psychologically self involved, when all your mental process revolve around you. You need to SYNCHRONISE yourself like you do with your iPod, with life and all it's little delights.

The idea he kept insisting upon is, that life should have the singular object of finding who you really are. And you have to make yourself the best contribution to the world. He said the only way you can really do that is if you are happy. When you feel ecstatic, you'll have effortless and sustainable relationships and life will be short and happy. If you are depressed everything around you becomes depressed. Live life as a happy person and you shall never have to deal with any unpleasantness. How nice right? We only make things complicated for ourselves. Life could be so much simpler. In all this sorrow and misery around us, the least we can do is make ourselves the best you could offer to the world. I know this sounds Miss India ish but it's also so true. You can't deny it.

Like I say sometimes, think you are a product you are solely in charge of marketing and do all that you can to be the best in terms of quality, and whatever else you may like! :P

The sadhu's name is Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. You can google him if you're more interested!

Um. I also wanted to blog about something else but I can't quite remember it now. Ha. Keep it for later, I shall. Anyhow this post is LONG!

Toodles, bitches.

OH OH and a picture I would like to share that I clicked today. I am going to make this a ritual--every time I blog, I will put a picture :)

The view from my window.
Yes some call me privileged.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

All Quotes--Continued

The best thing one can do when it's rains is to let it rain.

Keep a green garden in your heart and a singing bird is sure to come.

If you salute your duty, you need not salute anybody. But if you pollute your duty, you have to salute everybody.

With kids, the world is full of possibility. Kids think with their brains cracked wide open; and becoming an adult is only a slow sewing shut of the brain.

Sometimes to get what you want the most, you have to do what you want the least.

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.

Defining and analyzing humour is a pastime of humourless people.

Every time one thinks the unexpected will happen - the expected does happen which was basically the unexpected and also the actually expected. Thus all given situations are always - either expectantly unexpected or unexpectedly expected.

Who we are never changes. Who we think we are does.

You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage that person.

Here is a theory which states that if anybody ever discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced with something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.

Nothing in this world is without a price tag.

If you love your self too much, you'll never hate anyone. Because hate is too strong an emotion to feel towards someone, and especially so, when you are selfish.

If you leave things for Tomorrow, Today will feel bad.

If you love life, life will love you back.

Whenever a relationship goes beyond revival it's discreet to let it die it's own natural death gradually - don't hang it or hang around

Dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up that we realise something was actually strange.

The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.

Nothing is nothing.

Life is so much better without glares.

A single puff will make a dying amber glow, but several puffs will rekindle a fire.

Time moves slower when we do nothing but wait.

Death begins with life's first breath.

Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.

Character is like a tree and reputation is its shadow, the tree can remain strong and constant unlike its shadow which changes with incident light looking different from different angles.

Happiness is the result of being too busy to be miserable.

You don't necessarily have to be closest to the one you're in a relationship with. That's no rule. You can have that one or more other person whom you feel you can connect with or rely on a bit more than THE one. However it is nice to be equally emotionally invested in your relationship with the one. Although, finally, it's just the best and greatest feeling if you feel like you can't do without the one, if the one you are with is also your best friend in the whole world.