Know Your Group Type

Normally in the world people with similar tendencies group together; intelligent people group together, fools get together, happy people get together, ambitious people get together and disgruntled people also group together to celebrate their problems!  There is a saying, “Birds of a feather flock together.”

The disgruntled people get together, they complain and pull each other down. A frustrated person cannot be with someone happy because the other is not dancing to their tune. You only feel comfortable when the other person is in tune with you. Intelligent people do not feel at home with foolish people. Foolish people feel that intelligent ones are not humane. One with wisdom feels at home with the disgruntled as well as the happy, foolish and intelligent. Similarly, people with all these tendencies also feel at home with the wise.

Just turn around and look at what goes on in your group – are you grateful or grumbling? Take responsibility to uplift the people around you. That is Satsang, not just singing and leaving.

The wise person is like the sky where all birds can fly.

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Q: If I think badly of others, will something bad happen to me? Or will my positive thinking work for me?

Guruji: Don’t get entangled in these thoughts. Just be simple, easy, and relaxed. If you don’t have a complicated mind, you won’t have bad thoughts. Just observe the mind and relax.

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Q: In the Yoga Sutras, it is said that by aparigraha (the concept of non-possessiveness or non-greediness) one gets to know their past lives. Is that true?

Guruji: Yes. When you do not receive anything from anyone, not even their abuses, then you are most centered.

See, material things are different. When people give you things, it is easy for you to not take it; to deny them. But when people abuse you, then you don’t deny them. In fact, when someone insults you, before they can even complete what they are saying, you take the insult from them.

Someone has not fully abused you yet, they have just begun saying it and you have already taken it from them. That is why aparigraha is important, which means, neither take anyone’s insults nor take their compliments, because a compliment can get into your head and make you arrogant, and an insult can sink into your heart and can cause you intense pain. So aparigraha is neither taking anything positive or negative that people give. If they give, you just smile at them and not harbor them in your mind.

So, when you don’t worry about other’s opinions of you, that is aparigraha. You don’t take anything. And of course, not sitting and seeing, who is giving what and how much they are giving (in terms of material things) is also aparigraha.

Om Namah Shivay

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