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Being in the Ishavasya Upanishad with Sri Sri

I feel thoroughly blessed and happy as I type this post.

Remember? I had mentioned to you about the 1st book I had ever read when I was in 10th? – Sai Baba’s Satcharitra. In that, there is a story in which Baba would have made His devotee, Das Ganu maharaj, understand & experience the essence of the Ishavasya Upanishad, in a very simple way when the latter was in deep quest & difficulty to decipher the wisdom in it. (Das Ganu maharaj ji is a well known poet, personality in Maharashtra and he later translated the Upanishad into the Marati language)

I used to wonder, what if… I had also got this knowledge directly?! Why I am born so many years after all these have happened?

Well, it’s been 16 years since this thought passed my mind…

I now feel so totally grateful that my prayers came true!!!

It’s been 2 days. 1.5 hours just pass like a few minutes, leaving me to wonder and long for more time in this wisdom!

Some snippets from what Gurudev shared yesterday and today, that really triggered something in me (not His verbatim) –
1. The shanti mantra of this upanishad gifted the knowledge of 0 to the world.

Ishavasya Upanishad Shloka

Literal translation : That is whole; this is whole; From that whole came this whole; From that whole, this whole removed, What remains is whole.

0 – 0 = 0, 0 + 0 = 0 !
When you remove 0 from 0, 0 remains! – and it is whole!
Can you Imagine!?

Gurudev shared a beautiful example for this –
“When you share peace with others, you won’t lose your peace. When you share knowledge with others, you won’t lose the knowledge! it remains full inside you”

2. Everything in the world is permeated by God. Then what about the bad people?!
They also are made of atoms, molecules and the same life force energy – that’s God!
He said – “If you are caught up in knowing about the hero and the villain – forget about it, you can never know the director!”

3. What is the access code to God? – to let go & relax! Then you realise you are in that ‘Ishavasya’ (in God)!
Tena Tyaktena Bhunjitaha
“When you try to hold on to something, whatever appears to give pleasure starts giving you pain”

The world is there to enjoy! By letting go – when you relax, you are able to enjoy it to the fullest!

4. If your focus is on gaining something, then it becomes painful.
If your focus is on giving something, then it brings you freedom!
The action of giving not just makes you joyful, but makes you realise YOU ARE JOY!

5. In your dreams, you see without your eyes open!
So, the power to see, know and hear – is present within – that is “Isha” – God!

6. “Have you wondered how breath goes in and out on its own? What is the basis of it? What is the basis of emotions? What is the basis of the whole creation? That is Brahman.” 

7. “Brahman and Brahma are different – Brahman is the cosmic existence, the paramatma, the self, who has no form, yet is there in all forms, blemishless, like how Space cannot be polluted!!
Brahma is a personified identity with a limited purpose of creation.”

8. “The Occidental always have this query – if God is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent, then why is there Satan?
The Oriental had a solution to this. They had 1st level Brahman/ God and just one level below, they made angels and demons, where there are all possibilities. There are said to be 33 crores devas!”

Tomorrow Gurudev will speak on the “devas” and their different dimensions!

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If you have watched this recent movie Intestellar and have not been able to understand, am sure, this talk can make you decipher much more possibilities, the full storyline of this movie just being from one line of this upanishad!

The wisdom is so scientific, so profound – I was in totally different space when I was listening – and this is a once in a lifetime chance! Presently, I do not know if they will even put it in a DVD later. If they do, I would still buy it. If they don’t, you better don’t miss it now! 🙂

This blog post is an attempt to tell you from the core of my heart that please please don’t miss that chance to listen to Ishavasya Upanishad by Sri Sri – tomorrow being the 3rd & the last day. Yesterday’s and today’s will be available recorded.

Please just go ahead, register and listen. If you have the questions of “why registration” “why so much money” – please!!!

This knowledge is worth the money you’ll earn for many many lifetimes – and they are charging you peanuts, not even your internet/ mobile bill every month and that too so that they can bring the webcast to you and make this infrastructure possible for further wisdom sharing. Please don’t miss the chance!

Go ahead and book your webcast here – artofliving.org/upanishad .

It seems the registrations close tomorrow, 19th Jan 2015. So be fast.

Love,
Karpagavalli

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Status : Married (twice!)

First things first! Something I cannot stop showing off : BLAST of GRACE moment in my life!!!

Look at this!

Ohhhhh Guruji!!!

Yes… now I can share the rest…

Got twice married : August 27th 2010 and October 22nd 2010 – Well, from now, for my wedding anniversaries in coming years, if you forget one date, you can wish me on the next.

I am completely happy and thrilled about both the days! Each one have different Guru moments and stories.

Getting married is an experience!!! 🙂 That too when the ‘mangalsutra’ / ‘taali’ was about to get tied, just as it was tied and a few minutes later, it is an unexplainable moment! The whole day felt soo different and blessed! Have no idea how many people blessed us and from how many dimensions! All that I can remember is I felt a shower of blessingsssssss, felt so much power and I have no idea how to put it in words… I heard the same from Prasanna too! You need to get married to know what I mean here I think, better even to get married at Mahalakshmi mantap @ ashram.

The dream wedding, with the people I dreamed of (well, except those who gave the reason of staying overseas or gotten pregnant.. are you all reading this – missed you all 😦 ), with the dream photos toooo, actually happened!!! If I look at it now, it feels like it was more than what I had dreamed of!!!

The moment!

A day before the wedding was lil’ tough with lot of mixed feelings and emotions, I had and I have no idea of what I went through though! It still feels weird. Thanks to my sis, Akshu, Preeti and Gayathri… now I really understand the importance of “மணப்பெண் தோழிகள் – manappen thozhigal” (meaning – ‘bride’s ‘girl’friends’) to stay beside the bride in her wedding!

Wedding at ashram also meant that it was a YES!+ event – Suman, Vinod, Gokul, and few others running around to do the ‘event management’ stuff and manage the last minute chaos!

The icing on the cake was Bau and Dinesh bhaiya coming in — oohhhh! They looked like angels who have jus’ arrived on planet Earth!!!

Bauuu and Dinesh bhaiya!

Well, I was lil’ upset that Guruji was not there physically at the ashram during the wedding, something I could not share with anyone then… But, now, He could not have been more nicer to me and get ‘patched’ up with me in any better way! A month and a half later, we met Him with our family – oooouuuuu it was a worthy wait! What a day it was! Have no words to thank Him!!! HEEEE giving us the garlands to exchange… I melted the moment He gave me THATTTTT LOOK ! What a look that was!!!?!?!? Want this impression to last and repeat itself पुन: पुन: and again and again!!! 😛 The date all this happened was 22nd October 2010, and I felt as if my wedding was complete just then!

Naanum Nokkinen, Avarum Nokkinaar!

Beyond all this, realised that “STATUS : Married” DOES make a good deal of difference for both of us, though we knew each other for years now:-). I am just getting used to that “change”, may be shall post on the most interesting and striking changes in the coming posts – but only after I am myself ready to post on it!

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