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Spiritual energy


The faith in Shirdi Sai Baba escalates by the day. Youngsters are being drawn into Sai baba temples and bhajan groups. He is a Mahatma in Kalyug who is a spiritual energy like other elevated souls. Then how come he has become so popular? People claim to have even seen him.

What comes to mind is that there are no heavy rituals around him. No dress codes in his temples, no discrimination of gender, caste, creed and religion. No old baggage of politicization of spirituality.

He is a healer and a saint, a recent one. The new generation understands him in the context of equality of human and devotional rights.

When monopolistic sects try to retain their hold over and attempt to force old, discriminatory belief systems, they don’t realize that it is a matter of time before they will be forced to step aside to allow for a new human order . The agitation for equality in every way can’t be stopped nor its tide stemmed.

Sai baba has been projected as a saint who helps people without any vested interest and in today’s commercial world, this comes as a breath of fresh air. Youngsters want to believe in the path of love and goodness. And they don’t understand the older religions which should have give peace but are steeped in conflict and human destruction.

Sai Baba comes as an anchor and a faith that humans desperately want to peg their spirituality on.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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Speakingtree Blog: www.speakingtree.in/public/surekhakothari

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Knowledge


I don’t believe that anyone can really teach anyone anything as per their own convictions. Unless the mind is open. And the mind opens to listen to another if there is respect for the person teaching . However much the teacher tries, the response has still to come from within each individual.

Learning comes only when and from where it is supposed to come. Did we necessarily learn from the wisdom of our elders ? No. We were busy defying them at that point. Years later, when we arrived at the same point, we realised that our elders HAD told us this but we never listened.

This is the story of most people’s lives. If pure knowledge is sought, it really doesn’t matter if it comes from someone we consider our worst enemy. But we probably will shun anything that comes from that source because we perceive the “enemy”, not the “knowledge”. And thus, out of our prejudice , we tend to remain on the same level as before. We forgo that source of knowledge which was a god given opportunity that came with a test which we did not pass. And this becomes such a habit that we don’t think about it twice. It becomes a normal pattern. How much we stand to lose we cannot even imagine !

As it is said , don’t ask a sage what caste he belongs to. Just take the knowledge he has to impart. By implication, the rest is really none of your business. Is it ?

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

Speakingtree Blog: www.speakingtree.in/public/surekhakothari

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I was talking to a friend about how stress can pile up on you because of your vulnerability to some relationships. These people know which buttons to press to make you go a little crazy sometimes some contentious relationships which can’t be severed and can’t be tolerated. It is as if two people are just waiting with their fangs out, ready to pounce on each other. And even if this sounds funny, it is really not, when you are within the situation.

Change this and you can get the ownership of yourself back. Changing this means changing and transforming the feelings that induce and lead to the war like environment. Not allow anyone to take away your choice of response and turn it into an angry or frustrated rejoinder.

We can’t smoulder from within and keep a peaceful front for too long AND retain our health as well. So, either we have to completely get away from such people or decide that they are not getting anywhere with you. That you remain unaffected even amused.

The best way to change your energies is to challenge yourself to become immune and get your control back. And hope no one thinks that this is a minor task and can be accomplished with just a “hey presto! “

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

Speakingtree Blog: www.speakingtree.in/public/surekhakothari

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Probability


Sometimes, we reach a deadlock within ourselves. Which way to go? What to do? These are times when probably we don’t want to do a trade off to make choice. We want it all.

I think it would be great at such times, as someone said, to write a letter to your future self. Great idea! To visualize your future self and then make choices, how do I want to be in future? What kind of a person? Accordingly, you make your decisions today. There is less probability of going wrong. And we will learn to take corrective measures more easily.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

Speakingtree Blog: www.speakingtree.in/public/surekhakothari

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Grief sometimes has a very deep impact. Often, very deep disappointments with very close people can also become a source of grief. What you least expect from a person can hit you hard. So, try not to let the feeling run too deep or it will affect your health.

As I was discussing with someone, as per our tradition, duty and responsibility has been given a higher role than even love. There is a very good reason for this. While doing your duty, you do what you are supposed to do. What is right by you? You don’t look at what the others are doing. So, by not being reactive, it is easy to know your “dharma” and fulfill it. No emotion. Health remains intact. It is a win situation for you. You are actually working from your higher self Great way to be.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

Speakingtree Blog: www.speakingtree.in/public/surekhakothari

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I believe in pure intention and connectivity as being two factors that can transform anything from negative to positive. That we are connected with everything and everyone in this Universe is a fact: a conviction if you have that level of awareness to have experienced this. It is also a fact that thought is a prime energy and therefore, pure intention the thought form that raises your vibrations to a higher level to actually connect with the Divine energy that makes everything manifest. How beautiful is that!

This way, we are also connected to knowledge that lies within us but through academics and through life experiences, is just triggered in this current life and manifests into our conscious mind. Like, for example, a city you have apparently not visited before but seem familiar for no reason at all.

Our soul has lived many lives and memories of places, people, Events, reactions, responses are all stored deep within. Like you open a box to take what is within, the box of memories is waiting to be opened, scrutinized and healed wherever required. And we can all do these ourselves. It depends on the vibration levels we are able to achieve. Like a fast spinning top that does not allow any dust to settle on it.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

Speakingtree Blog: www.speakingtree.in/public/surekhakothari

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Come to think of it, we don’t offer gratitude often enough. We are not aware enough that the burning heat of life does not touch us in extremes. Yes, there are challenges for all of us. But, many of us tend to over amplify those challenges and make a huge deal without realizing that there are worse case scenarios around us , the kind we would not be able to tolerate even , just because we have not really been burnt to experience the difference .

We have kind of escaped the areas that the mines have been laid out or have lucked out in not entering those areas. And what you don’t experience ever becomes a memory to learn from.

Somewhere along the way, each time we forgot to say “thank you” to the Universe, we lost a little bit of our energy. And each time we are filled with gratitude, we are transported to a higher plane where there is happiness and joy. They are generated from within and so, also, remain with us over a long period of time.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

Speakingtree Blog: www.speakingtree.in/public/surekhakothari

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