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Bad Antogast, Germany, April 28:

“Truth is that which neither mind nor words can catch. Only when the mind becomes still, only then can you grasp it. For a few minutes, sit and reflect on yourself, on the truth in your life. Everything will vanish. All will vanish. What is the truth? Don’t look for any answer. Just sit still. Sit for 10 minutes and reflect on this: Mind and words cannot reach the truth

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Here is the link to the Part 1 of 8 parts of this beautiful talk by Dushyantji. Jai Gurudev

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http://www.wisdomfromsrisri.blogspot.com/

A wonderful blog to visit everyday and get the latest knowledge from Gurudev.

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Nice article from Kashiji’s blog .   http://www.kashikar.net/

What does the Art of Living offer, which is not present in traditional spirituality?
Guruji :Who says the Art of Living is not traditional. It is also traditional. The tradition itself says combine the old and the new; it stands for new leaves and old roots. And we are moving with the traditions. Perhaps, some traditions forgot the newness and some the oldness, the ancient aspect of it. The Art of Living combines ancient and the modern.

Acharya Suryapada (Chayanna) had this to say about tradition with reference to sadhaks.Its not a verbatim quote ..When a sadhak is doing some sadhana, the tradition of the masters guides him (or her). When the sadhak then passes on to the next birth, he eventually finds a guru from the tradition – or rather, the guru finds the disciple. And the sadhana starts from where it was left off from the previous lifetime. The sadhak thus does not waste his time repeating the learnings from the previous life.

Thus the knowledge which comes directly from the tradition is so precious. And having a master like Guruji is the most amazing thing to have ever happened.When I think of how I came into this path, I always feel two things.

One, that I was always destined for something like this. This is what I felt in my depths of my heart. Somehow I knew I was not just here to do the same things.

Two, I was so much of a  ‘normal’ person that I would never have come upon this path. Yet it was the guru that plucked me up from my mundance existence and brought out the light of spirituality in my life.

I end with a quote from the Guru ashtakam of Adi Shankaracharya:

Sareeram suroopam thadha va kalathram,
Yasacharu chithram dhanam meru thulyam,
Gurorangri padme manaschenna lagnam,
Thatha kim Thatha Kim, Thatha kim Thatha kim.

Even if you have a handsome appearance, a beautiful wife,
Great fame and mountain like money,
If your mind is not at the Guru’s feet,
What is the use? What is the use? What is the use? What is the use?

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