The last 7 months had been a period of great changes in my life. This morning when I was in the meditative state in Shaktipata (feeling connection) with Swamiji, my Guru, His Divine Holiness Paramahamsa Nithyananda, I felt the anger within me the way my life had taken a complete turn and certain things were taken away from me. I noticed this same anger with the Guru came from my past karma, not this birth. When I was able to witness the incompletion with life and the kind of psychodrama I created unconsciously for many janmas (births), I decided to drop this pattern of anger and hurt at the feet of the Guru. Finally, I felt a powerful completion within me, with Guru and life.
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How do you respond to life whenever something traumatic happens to you?
Do you ask WHY?
Do you fall into guilt or depression?
In the first 5 months after my return from India, I have been undergoing major changes in my life which shook the very core of my being – everything which once gave me the false security were removed from my life. I plunged into a state of utter insecurity, but it only took me a few days to crawl out of this black hole of Maya (illusion).
I remembered one lesson I learned from my Guru, His Holiness Paramahamsa Nithyananda, a living incarnation (fondly known as Swamiji) when he had a compound fracture in his right hand after a horse-riding accident in 2011. He didn’t experience any pain because he never look back. He explained that whatever happened is a time shaft. Time shaft should not be looked back, no post-mortem. Either look at the time with complete acceptance or gratitude. He looked at Kalabhairava (Lord of Time) only with gratitude.
He said “Kalabhairava is Guru (dispeller of darkness). Life is a Guru. Don’t look at life with a ‘WHY’. A ‘WHY’ towards life always brings suffering. ‘WHY’ does not give answers. It gives only more and more suffering. So, look at life with either complete acceptance or gratitude.”
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Yesterday was Good Friday, after my spiritual routine I began my day with seva (service) by giving an online orientation on Kids’ Yoga foundation module to a group of Nithyananda Weekend Gurukul teachers from USA in the morning. Next, I prepared my signature salad with love as a snack for the participants who were attending the Zen laughter meditation which I was going to conduct in the afternoon at Singapore Aadheenam. My typical week is filled with offering body scanning, healing or spiritual counselling to people who are seeking for spiritual solutions in their lives. Offering seva gives me so much joy and fulfilment, whether it is giving my time, talent or treasure (money). Seva has become a big part of my spiritual life ever since I met my Guru, Paramahamsa Nithyananda (fondly known as Swamiji). To me, seva brings out the highest transformation in devotees whenever we enrich people with higher possibilities of life.
I remembered a very inspiring story in Buddha’s life which I recently read from a book written by Swamiji. The story goes like this: –
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