The Secret Behind Making A Marriage Work

12 August 2012

Bangalore, India

There is a connection between Emotion, Sound and Raga (melody).

The last bhajan that was sung had the Jogiya Raga. You cannot associate this raga to Radha. If you say, ‘Shiva, Shiva’, it can be associated with the Raga of dispassion.

Once somebody was invited to a marriage reception and was requested to sing. He started to sing (in Kannada), ’Why did you leave the body and go, dear soul? Is this death justified?’ Does this song suit the occasion?

You cannot sing any song anywhere. The Emotion and Raga must match.

Our life is similar to this. The river of life is flowing but instead of focusing on moving ahead, we keep going backwards.

You may have observed that at certain points in a flowing river, if there is an obstruction, the flow is backwards. And wherever the flow is backwards, dirt accumulates there. The water that flows forward is clean.

Similarly, if we keep moving ahead, there is pleasantness in the mind. If we keep on thinking about the past, our mind becomes a mess. This is my opinion. What do you say?

No one is asking any questions today! This can only be due to two reasons. One is if you know everything. The other is if you cannot understand even one word that I am saying (since Gurudev was speaking in Kannada). Which situation are you in?

Audience: When we see you, we forget all questions!

That is good.

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