The Art of being a Shishya

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The Art of being a Shishya

The ancient sages and rishis prayed and meditated for years and lifetimes, into the cause of the world and life itself. As the life moved on the life transformed into meditation itself, within the meditation one was able to live newer lives and ways yet continued to work from the moment they had departed. The way of knowing the truth, the way of meeting a Guru, the method of connecting with a Divine spirit is not a workshop, programme; but a process, a process of going deep, within the self, the word in ancient times used was ‘Sadhana’. Sadhana is that which should be accomplished. If the sadhana in one life is incomplete or partial then even meeting a Master will become a rare phenomenon.


The sadhana is with the self, within the self to cleanse, purify and not to just ask questions or queries when and wherever one meets anyone but be ready to discard, unclothe and bare the spirit like a child, where the value of trust, surrender and acceptance is complete with the innocence and truthfulness of a child. This child once known is the Yogi one looks for, and the Yogi he finds, where being still one cannot bear to be out of the sight of Yogishvara. Only when the Yogi within awakens does one find a Yogishvara, only when a Shishya is born a Guru would be there. The search for a shishya is like that of Nandi waiting for Shiva, the moment Shiva appears, only Shiva is seen for Nandi does not move, it is then only Shiva who manifests within Nandi itself. The rider and the one ride both become one, inseparable. Nandi will have nothing more than Shiva to say, live and breathe while Shiva without Nandi remains silent, neutral and in deep penance, waiting for the Nandi to appear.Shiva never physically rode Nandi for how can one ride on himself. They become the light for the world to see, know, realize and evolve.

~ His Holiness Shri Maitreya Rudrabhayananda ji

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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