I wonder why the updates on Wisdom blog have stopped. Hopefully they get reactivated, till then random quotes from today’s Satsang. All disclaimers apply, these come from memory and are not verbatim. A completely packed VM, with hundreds of folks doing Advanced Courses and Guru Puja phase 1. Here are some random quotes that stayed with me:
Every life is a book, every life is a story. If one is on spiritual path, it is always a happy ending, if one is not on the spiritual path, then it is a tragedy. The whole world is a library, one author, authoring so many novels, but there are no takers. A few persons who are awake, realize that they are all stories. Each human being is just a book and their life is the story. A few bhaktas realize and rejoice…..and you are too. You have the membership for the library.
The connection here is a one way street, once established it stays forever…and then went on to narrate a story of someone whom Guruji had met in a train on a journey between Hubli/Dharwad and Delhi and then met the same person (Nazir) on a trip to Brindavan Gardens, 15 or 20 years later and how the person said his life was transformed after the first meeting. The point he was trying to emphasize was about the connection between Him and devotees. Secondly he said, it is not necessary for people to be in physical proximity to be connected, it is all in the heart. People who meet him for the first time in even places such as Mongolia and Iraq say that the feel the connection was already there.
Today morning, spent some time with Swami Madhusudhan ji and he said:
We take the Grace for granted. Yes it is there, but we are not grateful for it. The Gratitude should be there for the Grace, otherwise, when the intellect and the mind starts grumbling, then it is like the “basuri”(flute) getting blocked, then the music will not flow…Have a deep longing and intense desire…..
He spoke a whole lot more but that for some other time.