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Packaging of knowledge! Every generation responds to what it can understand and can get convinced about. Today, there is a huge movement towards spiritual understanding amongst youngsters. PROVIDED it is presented in a manner that they can relate to.

We still have the traditional, religious concepts like deity worship etc. And that is fine because it is the faith that carries us through, wherever we place it. But in a knowledge based generation, the “why” of every belief, every sentiment, and every action must be answered. Ironically, we have to explain logically the phenomena that are beyond logic.

This is precisely why the Bhagvad Gita is the most widely read and studied today. It is a way of life and even spirituality has to be understood as a way of life.

The meaning of dharma, karma , cause and effect , and all the laws that the Universe would have us live by must be experienced and not just talked about. Doubts must be addressed and cleared and this can only be done by practicing them and observing results. Only then can convictions become a reality.

Surekha Kothari

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A beautiful story with a message. There was once a clever businessman who, while crossing a river, fell in. Not knowing how to swim, he started shouting for help. A traveller who was walking along the bridge thought he would help him. So, he bent down and extended his hand, saying “give me your hand”.

The drowning man said, “No, I won’t give you my hand”. The man who was trying to save him understood that he has never developed a habit of giving. So, he told him, “can you at least HOLD my hand?” the man said, “yes”, and was pulled to safety.

If we look at the attitude of both, we understand how important it is to give.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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A popular saying: we reap what we sow true. But between the sowing and the reaping, there can be many unexpected climatic conditions which can negate this saying. So, sometimes, we sow with the right intentions but are unable to reap what we want.

As they say, there is many a slip between the cup and the lip, so there arise unexpected circumstances’ …

Karmically, what brings us happiness for the moment can result in unhappiness later. For example, a wonderful marriage which can sour later. Or anything else for that matter. The opposite is also equally true. You start off on the wrong foot and end up really positive.

So, these proverbs are very limited somehow. We sow with intentions and that predictably should have good results. But we forget that karmically, we are interconnected and therefore, one man’s gain could be another person’s loss.

So, living for the moment is the best way to go because we don’t know the full implications and the far reaching effects of what we sow

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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Once you establish the connection between the body, mind and soul, you should be able to have a multi pronged approach towards analysis, whether of events or you yourself. All the content is to be examined in detail by examining the quality of the layers surrounding it.

The ramifications of any event necessitates the use of a microscope under which the specimens would be our thoughts, emotions, how we feel about things, our comfort quotient etc. With people, too, this method should be employed. Only then can we remove the unwanted layers and preserve the important ones and thus, preserve the meaningful in all of the thoughts emotions, actions and attitudes.

I am convinced that this exercise would make it possible to connect all positive and good vibrations with each other, in body, mind and soul while doing away with all of the vibrations that have been colored by our own inconsistent and imbalanced perceptions, led by our ignorance. And also, thus, leading us away from our ability to discern, feel, recognize the right from the wrong and from establishing the connectivity of the body, mind, soul with all creation and the Universe.

In the Universe, we practice what is universal. And what is universal is that everything is interconnected. Any tendency of separatism can only give grief.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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Wisdom


Adults who have psychological issues need to look at their growing up years. Parenting comes very hard to some parents. It is very common, especially in India for family and friends to foist their expectations and opinions on each other.

Hardly a year goes by for the newly married couple when people start wondering if everything is alright in their marriage. Why? Because they haven’t announced that they are on their way to becoming parents. ..Children are therefore, often the desired “objects” that make couples feel “normal”. And of course, if the “object” is a boy, then the parents hold exalted images. But they may not have been ready for parenting, or wise for that matter.

As a result, many children are mal nourished emotionally because the parents are not mature themselves. And they grow up minus the wisdom that should accompany the love, caring and attention. So, some children become lonely. Some become recluses. Some become overburdened with expectations. Some become attention seeking….and some try to draw attention though anything sensational, even killing.

Parents really have to be very careful about exercising wisdom in their own lives and lives of their children.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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Living with individual consciousness is never enough. We have to learn to live in a collective consciousness too….as parts of a family, society and country. In fact, these are times for being International. The world has shrunk and we need to expand.

There is a fine balance that we struggle to achieve. Some don’t even try. The fact is, we are a sum total of so many unhealed memories that unless we cleanse them, we are not moving forward anytime soon into a significant spiritual space.

So, though we can have affluence, power and control over humans in our physical reality, we still remain insecure and lacking in totality.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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Destined! I used to believe for a long time that we can do ANYTHING we want to. Life proved otherwise. But with a corollary not everything we want can be achieved. But when that understanding dawns and we are able to accept and let go of that desire, miraculously, other opportunities begin to shine before us. And those often are what our inner calling is. 

The question is, at what stage do we become sensitive to this awareness?
And how do we remain untainted by the pollution of our desires which may not be in sync with what the Universe has chosen for us? It is very possible if we learn to understand the symbolic language in which the Universe speaks
to us.

Many of us have had the experience that during a questioning phase, you open a book and suddenly, your answer is there. Or, someone around you will say something which is just the reply you are looking for. This is the supporting language of the Universe. If you go deeper and start observing everything with a microscopic awareness, each minute will become very profound in its information and knowledge.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

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