On Apr 9, 2019 Rajul Shah wrote:|
To be in satsang to me means just TO BE without any concepts , beliefs , opinions. To see one self and others as such without their 'agendas' is being in satsang. Self inquiry in introspection helps me enter the unknown, also during meditation , in realizing the space between thoughts, I feel I have entered the unknown, even if for a brief time. i feel when the fine balance of life is disturbed with an illness or a death, one no longer cares for the agendas. We really start asking basic questions of life, who are we and why are we here and what is the purpose of our life. All the pursuits, rat races lose their meaning, we are more in the present, here and now. Deaths, illnesses are great to wake us up from this deep slumber .
On Mar 22, 2019 Rajul Shah wrote:|
Being existentially lazy to me means not being aware of the core values of one's life, of being like on a treadmill, running but not reaching anywhere. I was made to acutely aware of this laziness when my life and my family' life were shaken up by illness and death in family. It was a 'wake up' call. Daily introspection at the end of the day asking oneself what am i doing? why am i doing? did it affect any of my core values? helps me personally with this awareness. Being in activity without being 'busy' to me , means being aware of what is the purpose of one's life? Also, keeping Death in awareness, realizing the limited life span one has, helps me to be in awareness and thus in activity without being 'busy'.
On Feb 26, 2019 Rajul Shah wrote:|
In the meditation, in the beginning there is a noise or traffic of one's own thoughts which maybe initially disturbing, but with practice, one learns to observe them without being one with them, eventually as the practice gets deeper, these thoughts becomes few and one is in this ' no thoughts' space even if for a while. To me, this space of no thoughts is the bigger symphony. Pseudo-self with its thoughts is the kazoo player. To go to that 'no thoughts' space, initially one has to observe one's own thoughts without evaluating or judging much like birds coming in and out of a tree or clouds passing past vast sky. Going past the microcosm to be part of macrocosm...
On Feb 25, 2019 Rajul Shah wrote:|
I don't mind what happens. There is no ' mind ' for what happens, what is. Mind with its thoughts, concepts, beliefs, conditioning creates ' what should be' or ' what is not' and creates conflict. When you accept what is with no mind interfering, you continue actions you have to perform for role you are in but you are detached, you are in alignment with whatever will happen. It does not mean you stop trying, doing or acting.