Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Doubt, within a limit, is a sign of intelligence. Beyond a limit, it is a disease. If you have self-doubt, then you can’t do anything. Doubt can clog your intellect like a disease. Also, if you keep on doubting everybody around you, you can’t do business. Business depends on trust. Administration depends on trust. See, if you have a collection in a hotel of Rs. 10,000, you have to send somebody with the money to the bank to deposit it. If you have doubt that the person will run away with the money, then you can’t move an inch in the society. Again, a sincere doubt is good, to awaken you towards knowledge. But beyond limit, it can cause heartaches and drag you backwards. Life should be like when you are in a car; where the windshield is big, you have a side mirror, and a little mirror to see the back. Just imagine if your windshield is as small as the rear mirror, and the rear mirror is as big as your windshield, then you are only seeing the past. You can’t move anywhere. So, you need to know a little bit about the past. Sometimes, you need to look into the rear mirror, and sometimes, you have to look in the side mirror. The windshield is your present, the vision of where you want to go.
Tuesday, 5 March 2013
There was an urge to experience the Ashram life. When I heard that the people whom I started admiring in my AOL journey in the beginning, the senior teachers, have all spent some time in the Ashram as an Ashramite, I wanted to experience that life. I just kept on praying to Guruji that I was bored of my the then job in London and I wanted to do something meaningful, where every moment of my life can be used in the best possible way. What can be better than contributing in my Guru's vision of making Stress Free, Violence Free world ?
This is amazing life. Every moment I spend here, I feel is the best moment. He has given me this opportunity to serve the humanity in the best possible way. When someone comes here with a heavy heart and stays for a while, the environment here, the energy here just does the miracle... I love to see them when they are leaving. Their faces start glowing. They go with such a light heart and a big smile on their face. Isn't it the most meaningful way of living life? As such I have not done anything. I have just been here. That is all. Everything is happening by its own. However, I am the one who gets the credit. and that is the beauty of my Guruji. He makes me feel so special at every moment. He just keeps on showering His love in His special ways. I am just wondering if at all if I can ever mention in words, what it means to me!