Friday, October 21, 2011

The unexpected guest

Nithyanandam! Recently Swamiji Paramahamsa Nithyananda gave a beautiful spiritual practice to be followed daily - to pen down the truths as they "click" to you in your inner space. As the truths are uttered by the outer Guru, certain truths click inside, which inturn triggers the inner Guru to shower more clicks. He urged all his disciples to maintain a "Book of the Heart - My Book", where the daily clicks are recorded. "My Book" will serve as testimony to the spiritual growth (or stagnation) of a seeker, and aids him/her to get clarity on the path forward.

For me, this blog had served as "My Book" when I started it. Somehow, along the way, I had felt too contented with the silence that follows each powerful click by the Master. Literally each of his words is like a blow to the mind, making it shut up for a while. And I had settled into enjoying that silence and had stopped penning down. But this discourse has given me renewed inspiration to start writing again on this blog.

Anyways, just a while ago, I was talking to my parents over the phone and I received the news that the maid servant of our house, who had been helping us at home for over 2 decades now, met with an accident, where she was hit by a van.. and she passed away a few hours ago.

As has always been the case when I hear about any death of a person I know, this news left me wondering for a while - about how death comes so suddenly to a person. Everything we hold on to so tightly and so dearly is all gone in a jiffy! Lord Yama comes un-announced.

I thought to myself: The greatest gift one can give oneself is to be able to let go of everything in the inner space, while one is alive and to be prepared to receive death at any time. This can happen only by living life fully, intensely, with no hang over! Imagine not being taken by surprise when Lord Yama knocks on your door.. But just being able to receive Him with a smile, so gracefully, saying - "Lord, All is set, shall we go?"..

Nothing can pay back to the Master, for the wonderful understanding and clarity he has given on this subject. To be able to even talk about it so freely, without a negative societal conditioning itself is so liberating.

Enjoy this discourse where Swamiji reveals the science of life and death:

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