Q: When I look around, I see only misery, hate, anger, greed and meaningless violence. How do you know there is a higher power?
Guruji: See, the nature of our mind is when we see misery we magnify it. If ten compliments are given to you and one insult is given to you, what you usually do is, you catch hold of that one insult and blow it out of proportion.
My dear, I would like to tell you, there are a lot of good things also happening in the society. There is lot of service happening. There are a lot of good intended people around, and if you look into the eyes of these people, you will feel that there is compassion and love in most people’s hearts and minds. I agree there is hate, anger and greed. This is because we have not been able to educate them in human values.
Q: What is the definition of love?
Guruji: The whole nature is full of love.
A bird feeds its babies, can’t you see love in that? In the eyes of a new born baby, can’t you see love? Love is that which cannot be defined.
Boredom is a blessing because you get bored, you move on, you look forward, you become a seeker and you rise higher. At the same time, boredom is also a curse because it doesn’t allow you to be stabilized in one place; stabilized in yourself, and your mind keeps jumping from one place to another aimlessly. You get bored about everything and you can’t enjoy anything.
Nigra, Agra, Satyagra and Duragra
Nigra means control. Agra means insistence. Satyagra means steadfast determination. Duragra means blind adamancy, reckless stubbornness.
These four will give you progress when practiced for a limited period of time. They give limited results, positive or negative. But if they stay on for a longer period, they eat away the potential of life. One has to transcend all these four to attain peace.
Freedom is when you transcend all four. They are inevitable to streamline life but you need to transcend them to be free. Give your own examples and discuss nigra, agra, satyagra, and duragra.
Om Namah Shivay
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