I offer my obeisance to you Rev. Sri Sri. Om Swamiji🙏🕉 Dua hai dil se aap ka jahaan humesha aabaad rahey. Wish you a long life full of love and peace abundant . Please keep showering your Blessings and wish to hear personally from you someday🙏 I have not met you in person and only you can make it possible that I am able to receive your message soon.
Today I shall pen down how you transformed my life esp the past year was profound.
I have become a good student and am trying to excel each day in knowing myself even the more. Walking the path “Slow”. There have been days that were crucial and I was on the verge of giving up, to being hospitalised 3-4 times in a serious condition, but day and night esp. listening to your discourses the Bhagwad Katha, the Bhaja Govindam gave me enough strength and joy and I could motivate myself to serve the Universe, with writings on OS.me and painting as much as possible. Thank you immensely for this platform. Trying my best to regain the strength and resilience Sri. Hari has blessed me with.
As always, would like to share a little story to brighten and cheer the inner strength even the more. I am sure many others would connect with it as a little cheer for the year 2022.
A teacher and his student were walking from one village to another, when they suddenly heard a roar behind them. Turning their gaze in the direction of the roar, they saw a big tiger following them. The first thing the student wanted to do was to run away, but as he has been studying and practicing self-discipline, he was able to halt himself, waiting to see what his teacher was going to do.
“What shall we do Master?” Asked the student.
The teacher looked at the student and answered in a calm voice:
“There are several options. We can fill our minds with paralyzing fear so that we cannot move, and let the tiger do with us whatever pleases it. We can faint. We can run away, but then it will run after us. We can fight with it, but physically it is stronger than us.”
“We can pray to god to save us. We can choose to influence the tiger with the power of our mind, if our concentration is strong enough. We can send it love. We can also concentrate and meditate on our inner power, and on the fact that we are one with the entire universe, including the tiger, and in this way influence its soul.”
“Which option do you choose?”
“You are the Master. You tell me what to do. We don’t have much time.” The student responded.
The master turned his gaze fearlessly towards the tiger, emptied his mind from all thoughts, and entered a deep state of meditation. In his consciousness, he embraced everything in the universe, including the tiger. In this state the consciousness of the teacher became one with consciousness of the tiger.
Meanwhile the student started to shiver with fear, as the tiger was already quite close, ready to make a leap at them. He was amazed at how his teacher could stay so calm and detached in the face of danger.
Meanwhile the teacher continued to meditate without fear. After a little while, the tiger gradually lowered its head and tail and went away.
The student asked his teacher in astonishment, “What did you do?”
“Nothing. I just cleared all thoughts from my mind and united myself in spirit with the tiger. We became united in peace on the spiritual level. The tiger sensed the inner calmness, peace, and unity and felt no threat or need to express violence, and so walked away.”
“When the mind is silent and calm, its peace is automatically transmitted to everything and everyone around, influencing them deeply”, concluded the teacher.
True, and applies aptly to us. Kindly bless that we may all raise ourselves higher and higher and ever stay connected with our Spiritual Self, in our life Swamiji🙏🕉🌿
Your loving kindness all showering , would like to share here the paintings I was able to make in 2021 🙏 Keep Blessing that I am able to Serve the Universe till my last breath 🙏🕉 Thank you for being the Guiding force. So ever indebted to you.
Forgive this non-artist Swamiji, trying to improve by every passing day, let me never give up finding Him🙏🕉
Thank you my OS family and wonderful readers for your precious time. A Very Happy and Healthy New Year to all of you🙏🕉 Blessed times your way🙏
Jai Sri Hari🕉