- A close family uncle saying “Rajeev … it (life) is just a dream ... the best way out is daan (charity / donation)”
- A very close elder saying “… we have more faith in Rajeev than in God…”
- Arrival of our kids - source of deep joy - sometimes challenging - but always comforting within
- Meeting our parent like family ( no blood relations) at Jamshedpur & the association taking deep roots within
- A close friend reaching our place in dire stress
- There are several occasions of being in presence of elders and evolved souls that go way beyond the realm of a regular meeting.
- I must mention the maid servant at our place in mid 70s - an old frail lady - from her meagre income - she used to save & buy shoes for her grown up son, who was behind bars - she was one courageous & determined lady
Such encounters - that I feel are Guru Moments, have a deep impact:
- Seating of a concept within - like yogurt sets in a pot - it becomes an integral part of ‘you’ - it may not be at the forefront all the time - but its there.
- Clearing of cob-webs - your confusion settles down, you feel fairly rooted
- It adds to your conviction and self acceptance without any arrogance
These Guru Moments
- Are mostly unexpected, unrecognised, unstructured, unplanned :- often recognisable only after a while
- The Guru is what you see in the picture - it’s a very different picture for others
- “Guru” need not be in a particular robe, posture, place or platform - infact they may not even know that you are seeing the “Guru” in them at that moment
- These moments are often loose ended, organic, almost evolving of their own accord - can be occasionally confrontational, uneasy, unsettling in short term but positively reassuring in the long term.
The journey certainly continues…
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Guru Moments !
There are several occasions when one can say - I was in the presence of the Guru. Few instances include