From the class, “Mind-Body DEMYSTIFIED Part II”, Oct 19th, 2013
“New slipper will bite” – says a Tamil saying.
However, a lady who can speak only Telugu told me otherwise.
Girija went to a local temple, leaving her old slippers outside the temple premises, when she stood before the deity, praying, a thought appeared in her mind whether her slippers would be safe; another thought flashed saying, “they will be; who will take these old chappals”.
Strangely, when she returned from the temple, she found her old slippers missing. So, she had to walk a bit under the hot sun, searching for a shoe shop, where she could buy herself new slippers.
Surprisingly, she found her slippers in the entrance of the shop.
I just wanted to tell you here, she could talk to inanimate objects.
She heard her slippers saying, ‘You left me unsafe, thinking I am too old to be stolen. See what I had done for your callousness. Do you understand my value now?”
So, we need to learn to respect inanimate objects also. For example, we throw the container after using all the remedies, without even saying thanks to the container. Don’t do that.
Next time, say thanks to the container or for the matter whatever stuff you use and then dispose them.
Dialogue with disease: http://wp.me/ptUHD-1u
The Energy Factor: http://wp.me/ptUHD-W
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(Extracted From the book – ‘I Love Myself Workbook’)
- Reflect on this – ‘Love is the True Reality’.
- Ask the questions, “Why” and “How”.
- Think why and how.
- When you ask the question “Why”, you must get an answer.
- Then ask the other question “How”?
Why and How Love is the true reality?
You have to do them leisurely. You must ask the question – “Why love is the true reality?” All of us want to be loved first. At that time, self is longing for love. If you see the world, you will know how it has become true.
To understand essence of “I love myself” I have given you this exercise.
We are all connected
We are having our lunch, that food is cooked by some body, somebody is ordering this food. So how many people’s energy is there in the food?
Somebody is ordering the food to the owner. So he is also connected with the food.
It is connected to the cook, and the packers.
It is connected to the transporter who brings the food.
If he has to come here, there should be a road which is laid by somebody and therefore it is connected to that person.
What is the menu? Let us say rice, and chapatti. So there is rice, wheat, oil etc. Wheat is grown by somebody and sold by somebody.
From there, who brings the wheat and rice to the public?
Not make me feel hungry, so many people are working and so many people are connected. It is the intention of the divine that you should not go hungry which made so many people to work for you.
Do everything with Love
So that is the reality. Whether all of them work with love or not, is a different question!
But what is the motivating factor behind all their work. Is it Divine the motivating force or the love of the Divine that is making all these people work for you?
We pay the price for this. So you pay it with gratitude. Instead we try to bargain when we want to pay someone. When we go to big shops we pay whatever they say. However, when a person brings green vegetables to our home, we bargain.
It happens because of Love
If we understand “Love is true reality” we will not make such mistakes. Everything is moved in this world because of love. Nothing else other than love moves this world.
If we know this, we definitely will start giving love and we will be definitely be loved by all.
Everything is connected with the web of life – the Divine Web of Love.
We ignore our body, yet it loves us
When a child is born, the date and time is fixed by the Divine.
All the organs of the body, what do they do? They work properly for some time. If we commit some mistake the organ gives us some pain. But it will somehow try to help us.
So, if the body is not there, we are not here. However, we are not giving respect to the body that it deserves. This includes me too.
If we understand that love is the true reality, we can understand how much our body loves us. Somehow it balances, in spite of our mistakes.
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How to deserve more respect in your life?
Do the following:
1. Reflect on your life. How much respect you are giving to others?
2. Are you able to respect one and all?
Weigh the amount of respect you give to others
Reflect on your life and find out how much respect you are giving to others.
What is the meaning of respect? It is not that you should get up from the chair, when someone comes. It is the humanitarian aspect, I am talking about.
A millionaire shows his respect to his driver, a case history
I received an email recently. A person was working as a driver for a multi-millionaire in Pune, for more than 30 years.
When the boss was in Mumbai he received a message that his driver passed away. He replied asking not to dispose of the driver’s body until he arrives at the funeral proceedings. After reaching Pune, the millionaire put the driver’s body in his car, and he drove the car himself to the burial ground.
This, I would call showing the right RESPECT.
Roles do not define a person
We are always playing different roles. I deserve respect means, as a human being I need respect and not for the role I am playing.
If you are an MD of a corporate then anybody will give you respect. We find the same situation in government offices. A peon will be saluting to his officer until he retires. But, when the officer retires and comes back to the office to draw his pension that time the peon will not even bother to have a look at him.
To know the equality of a human being is respect. But what we generally do? We say, “He is a cleaner”, or “He is a driver” and keep people at a distance. However, by keeping them at a distance we are preventing ourselves from the flow of love.
How to give respect to others
1. You think in these aspects and find where all we expect respect.
2. ‘All humans are equal’ is the only way we can give respect and take respect. Find out whether we can give respect to all, this way.
Treat everybody humanly
If you think the other person is my husband/wife then only quarrel will be present. Instead, if you think that the other person is also a human being then we will start giving them love and respect.
If you get the understanding that you and I are one, then only love will start pouring in our lives. Only that attitude will bring more love for you. In addition, you will find more time to love yourselves.
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