Question: Guruji can I ask you a simple question? What is the truth?
Guruji: (Laughter!!) Can I give you a simple answer to that? That, which is not false, is the truth. And what is false? That, which is affected by time and space. There has been this absolutely mind boggling definition given by the great “Adishankaracharya”. It is like this, If I say, “it is raining now”. Will this sentence be true tomorrow? Will this sentence hold good day after? No! Again when you are dreaming, You are dreaming something and you feel that whatever is happening in the dream is true!! Like I heard about this scientist who dreamt all night of fighting with a lion and woke up with a broken leg,
because he was kicking the wall all night!!(Laughter!!) I am explaining it a little long and elaborate though the question was simple! (laughter!!)
Shankaracharya said, “Trikalabhaditam yat satyam”. That which is not affected by the time and space is the truth.
Question: Guruji how does one wake up before this life gets over?
Guruji: Are you awake now?
Guruji: You are not awake now? That means you are awake. If you are lying down with your eyes closed and not sleeping then you will know that a question is
asked and you will answer. That’s exactly you are doing right now!
Question: Everywhere we go the only topic of discussion is global warming! How
do we react to it? What is that we need to do to combat it?
Guruji: It’s true. We need to think about our actions related to pollutions etc. But I tell you often people make it exaggerating. Do you remember how the
situation was during 1999 end of December? So much we heard!! All the computers will shut down! Everything will clash! There will be famine!! People got scared and were buying large quantities! So many things! In India it was much less, but I tell you in the US and other countries, it was horrible! Some people hype up and take advantage of the insecure mind of the common people! Similarly AIDS is another issue. There are some reports which say that 50 crore people are suffering in this country!! (Laughter!!) Unbelievable figures!! There are 100 crore people in this country and out of that 50 crores are
suffering AIDS?!?! Is that something you can digest? I tell you there are several crores of money the NGO’s and the govt. is getting from the foreign financial institutions. Where are the money going? There is this place called Vidharva, an NGO collected huge fund by saying that everyone in that village has AIDS!! Thankfully the villagers in that village were very strong. They chased those people out! I tell you India is in a much better position.
Question: Guruji, how to handle transition in life?
Guruji: With patience and perseverance. There are two things that can happen.
First , When there is a quick transition, you are too shocked. In that case anyway you don’t handle the situation, the situation handles you!
The second thing is when the transition period is slow, even then ifvyou look at it the situation is actually handling you! Take it easy and move through it!
Question: Guruji I am forgetting what I learnt yesterday since I am too much in the present moment! What should I do? How should I write exams?
Guruji: (Laughter!!) But the more you are in the moment the more your intellect gets sharpened! You know while I walk several people talk to me. There are some people who think that oh Guruji did not listen to me! I often point it to them and tell them you are telling this to me for the third time! I can also tell the places where you told me the ather two times!!
Nov 2nd 2007 : Bangalore