Consider your life as sacred

Thu, 09/23/2010

India (Bangalore), Sept. 19:

Jeevanajeeva jagat nashwara
Nothing stays forever. Good as well as bad times go away. Behappy, reminding yourself of this again and again. Our life as it is, is Sadhana.  True sadhana is relaxing, deeprelaxation. What do you want to know? Everything is destructible here.Everything is changing – your body, your intellect. Everything will dissolve.30 years have passed like a moment*. Time is running so fast. If you feel thereis something which is not changing, that is your consciousness. Let us settlethere, which is not changing. 
Make use of this time in the best manner. 


Consider your life as sadhana, sacred. When you putefforts, you get some benefits. Your body is strengthened, your mind isstrengthened to some extent, and you gain skillfulness to some extent. Forexample, you get skilled in sitar, computer or exercising with some effort. Butthese are limited benefits as compared to the ones that you can have with truerelaxation. 


Sadhana happens when allthe efforts are dropped. When you are totally relaxed, you experience truebliss. You cannot gain love with effort. True relaxation gives you happiness, kindleshuman values in you, sharpens your intellect, and makes you creative andskillful.



Relaxation does not mean inert rest or being lethargic. Whyto do yogasanas in the morning?Relaxation can only happen after putting some effort, when laziness in youdisappears. The desire should be to be free from laziness.



The cycle of desires and sleep, we keep on oscillatingbetween rajogun and tamogun. This is bondage. Satogun dawns with genuine relaxationand knowledge. The summary of the whole AshtavakraGeeta is to be able to joyfully relax while being awake – satvik relaxation. That relaxation istrue relaxation. In that relaxation all the attachments and bondages lose theirgrip. So, consider your life as sadhana.



Lord Shiva is called Mahakaal.Maha is grand and kaal is time. Lord Shiva is the field ofenergy that dissolves in it the effect of time. Time follows some rule. It hasits own rhythm. Sometimes, something desirable happens and at some other times,something undesirable. Time continues to teach us that opposite values are complementary.

*2011 will be 30 years since the inception of The Art of Living

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