If I Ever Doubt Guru Ji? + Beautiful Brazil

Yoga and Wellness Retreat Brazil

Brazil 1
Beautiful Brazil
Brazil 3
The Retreat was organised by beautiful volunteers under the leadershjip of  Isabella, Adriana, Carolina, and Tiago
Brazil 2
 Beautiful and sincere course participants. Beautiful experiences. Thank you all for sharing your precious week with me. 

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Doubting Guru Ji!

storms in the ocean -2

Dear Krishan ji,
Sometimes I doubt Guru Ji
. Wondering if  you ever doubt Him?    – A.B. 

You say  you doubt Guru Ji sometimes, so you must believe most of the times. Then which one is true, something which you experience most of the time or which you experience only sometimes? Which one should you give more importance to?

I personally sometimes may disagree with Guru Ji, but I have never doubted whether He is a true Master.

Once you have experienced the Sun, you cannot doubt its presence or its brightness regardless of the clouds in the sky. You may not like the clouds but you can’t doubt the Sun.

When you are near the Ocean, you know you are near the Ocean. The Ocean is beautiful, but it can also be stormy at times. You may not like the storms, but you can’t doubt if it is the Ocean. 

Learn to differentiate between a doubt, and what you don’t like. Don’t see your dislikes and disagreements as your doubts. And when you disagree, it helps to remember who is the Master!

 If your journey includes crossing the ocean of illusion, then there are no options but to accept the totality of the Ocean (the Master).

namaste

A Seeker Must Learn Rock-Climbing!

Dubal Volunteers
Some of the dedicated volunteer yogis who organized the Yoga and Wellness Retreat in Dubai.
Boone TTP
SSY TTP group in Boone is learning to do the standing Agnisara Pranayama. A very lovely and sincere group. It is my good fortune that I get only sincere people in all my courses.

Rock climbing

 

A Seeker Must Learn Rock-Climbing

Peter, one of the Sri Sri Yoga TTP participants in Boone must be a rock-climber. He asked if rock-climbing could be made spiritual? 

 Any activity in life can be made spiritual by:
Taking interest in it
Paying full attention to it
Being grateful for the skills that you have, and
Remembering and honouring the Divine presence which, in fact, is doing it all.

Do the rock-climbing if it interests you, but you must also learn to do the inner rock- climbing.  Your desires, and physical and mental identifications are like big mountains which you must climb and transcend. You have been told that it is very difficult to transcend the mind, , but it is not. It just requires continuous abhyasa. 

Guru shows you the path, but you must walk the path.  Walking is the essential self-effort, only to realize that you were always being carried.

“Ones desires, anger, ego, greed, and attachments are the mountains that one must cross over.” Saint Kabir

namaste

 

 

 

A Breathing Exercise, & ‘Hide Your Love’

A Few More Beautiful Moments From the Yoga Retreat in Dubai.
We had so much fun!

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Dubai beach 1

We honoured the Sun at dawn
The Moon in the night
We celebrated  each moment
Whether dark or bright

 

namaste

A Useful Breathing Exercise:

To get the maximum benefit from the following exercise do it with full awareness and interest. Make effort but don’t struggle. In this exercise more emphasis is on the exhalation. You exhale in steps. Each step consists of exhaling a little bit and holding  the breath without inhaling. With practice you increase the number of steps and holding period. 
1. Sit comfortably with your spine erect
2. Take a full and deep breath in. Hold the breath in for a count of four.
3. Again breathe in a little more. Hold the breath in for a count of four.
4. Again breathe in a little more. Hold the breath in for a count of four.
4. Exhale slightly for a count of two. Hold the breath without inhaling for a count of four. This completes one step.
5. Again exhale partially for a count of two. Hold the breath for a count of four. (second step)
6. Keep exhaling like this for as long as you can exhale, and until you feel some tightness in the chest. 
7. Take one or two  relaxing breaths ( inhale and exhale)
8. Repeat above 6 -8 times. Gradually increase it to ten or more times, and also increase the number of steps with each exhalation.

Benefits:

1. Strengthens the breathing muscles
2. Improves lung capacity
3. Helpful in controlling asthma
4. Improves focus
5. Helpful in calming the mind
6. Improves quality of your meditation
7. Improves overall quality of  your breath. 

Candle

‘Hide Your Love’

Hide your love
Hide it in the mind
But not a safe place
Actually the worst kind

A candle In the wind
Goes out fast
You keep trying
But it doesn’t last

Hide your love
Hide it in the heart
 Close and comforting
But pains when you part

A candle with a steady flame 
Too has an ending
So sad but
Surely comes the last sending

Hide your love
Hide it in the Soul

Hurray! You have scored
The winning goal

There is no candle there
Only a  glow
The prettiest river with
A continuous flow

No wind can
Put this fire out
It remains luminous
Even in floods or drought

Shining through the Soul
It reaches all
Good and bad
Big and small

It never causes pain
Because you never part
It never ends
Because it has no start

Krishna Jesus Buddha
Hide their love in the Soul
It is the ‘love forever’
So Holy! So Whole!

Spiritual dance