Q&A session at Coimbatore with Pujya Gurudev -13th Feb 2008 Part II

February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm 3 comments


 Continuation of the Q & A session at Coimbatore with Pujya Gurudev.

Question: Guruji… How to control our mind?
Sri Sri:
Why should we control? Just leave it; let’s see where it is going. One day leave it to go anywhere it wants and see how it comes back to you.
 Guruji said “Let’s meditate for sometime and before that I wanted to ask, how many of you have body pains since early in the morning, raise your hand. (There was about 25% of the crowd raising their hands)
You know why? We eat the crops that are cultivated by using chemical fertilizers. This causes a lot of diseases in our body. Do you understand? We don’t detoxify the body. To get good yield we use artificial chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Because of these fertilizers, soil turns toxic and the produce from the soil in turn becomes toxic and our body gets toxic substances as we eat them which cause disease and pain.
How many have hip, joint, back pains and different kinds of headaches. I don’t want you to tell me the number of head aches that you have at home!!! If we have to get rid of all these pains and diseases, we have to go back to our traditional method of farming. We have to do natural farming, Zero budget farming low-cost, more yield, better health. So we have to take this as a revolution to the farmers.
You know the white sugar is termed as white poison in western countries. As it covers the knobs of the intestine and stops the nutrients from being absorbed by the body. The children who consume a lot of sugar are mostly lean because of lack of nutrition. If you stop giving them sugar, they will start getting healthier. We eat a lot of sugar and reduce our body growth as well. So instead of white sugar you should start consuming cane sugar which is in turn good for the body. It helps the liver as it has minerals. We have to know how to eat well not how to eat more.
Similarly we need to learn breathing practices to keep our body healthy and learn meditation to get peace of mind and these things are very much essential for life. We should have knowledge and awareness on meditation, breathing practices and food.

Now let us switch on to cane sugar. The only difference that you may notice is that gulab jamuns would look much darker and jalebis would be of a different color!!! It does not matter.
After 30 -32 years everyone should take 3 Triphala tablets at night. It sets right all the three doshas, vata, pitha and kapha in the body. . It eliminates toxins from the body. Even if there is a problem with the food, Triphala clears the stomach and helps in good elimination the next morning. It also maximizes anti- oxidization in the body. All of you should take “Triphala” and you can see the effect in your body within 5 to 7 days.

“Deva Vati” is a good cure for amebiosis and other diseases caused by change in food and water. It is harmless and every one must carry with them wherever they go. It replaces
antibiotics like Flagyl and others. Two to three “Deva Vati” can cure fever. 
In India, what ever we prepare we add turmeric in it. You know why? Because of its anti-oxidant properties and it has medicinal value. In 1980, we called upon scientists for a conference in Delhi. When asked about the use of turmeric, they said it is just a color pigment without any value. Today, the foreigners say turmeric is an antioxidant and it can give immunization against Cancer and yet we do not understand its real value.  In Tamilnadu we add turmeric in the pickles, especially the lemon pickles. Turmeric means Goddess Devi. She is incarnation of lemon, turmeric, and neem. All the three plants are considered sacred in our country and they all give good energy to our body. If we grow
lemon and tulsi in each and every house we can have good health in our country.
You know in our country there is a shortfall in the production of pulses. We are importing nearly 40% of the pulses and if this continues we will not have sufficient food In the future. So we have to plant pulses in our home garden and our women can do it. 
My Grandmother was in Papanasam even at the age of 92 years she used to do things for herself and she had a good system of eating. Like, eating “Agathi Keerai” (A type of green leaves) on every “Dwadesi” day ( The day after Ekadesi Fasting) and she used to take two kinds of vegetables everyday. She had laid rules for herself and hence had a lot of energy.

In the next generation the energy level came down and now in our generation it is getting
lower. One more interesting thing you know our “Idly” is considered to be the most nutritious food in the World. Because it contains carbohydrates, proteins, enzymes, fats, amino acids and fiber.
Every one should consume ghee. Ghee helps the body to absorb nutrients. If I start talking on food I can go on for hours together. “Idly” is said to be the complete food it is a happy thing to know don’t you think so. 
Question: Global Warming is considered as a serious concern today. What is your opinion on this?
Sri Sri: Use less of refrigerator and plant more trees.
Question: What is the difference between Guru and God? 
SriSri : You now tell me who is Guru and who is God, then I will tell you the difference. We are the one’s who give meaning for the words. Knowledge is Guru. In one whose life knowledge is also an integral part he is a guru. Love is guru. If in one’s life love and soul is inseparable, he is a Guru.  
Question: What all should we do to satisfy God? 
SriSri: We are not doing these to satisfy God but to satisfy ourselves. God is always “Nithya triptha” (He is an embodiment of contentment) When doing Puja Meditation is always important. There is no use of doing Puja without meditation. 
Question: What is the difference between Family affection and God’s love?
Why do you want to compare? They all have their own places. God’s love is present everywhere.
Question: How did you seek God?
You read the books “Guru of Joy”. “Celebrating Silence” is a book you should read. You should also read the Tamil version of Intimate note to the sincere seeker.
Question: Now-a-days youngsters in software industry, to reduce their work
stress seek discotheques and bars unaware of the destruction it may cause to
their lives. What is your advice to correct them?

SriSri: Nothing, just bring them and make them sit in the course. They themselves
will know what to do.
Question: What is the difference between a disciple and a devotee?
Disciples come after knowing the knowledge, they are in the head. The devotees come due to their love and are in the heart. Both of them are needed. Devotees can become disciples and vice versa. And both the qualities are together, this makes a perfect human. If they are doing meditation and yoga, these qualities will emerge on their own.
Question: Why should we follow the traditions and cultures? Why should we do puja?
Puja is something which gives us fullness. It is something that which comes out of a fulfilled heart. If it’s a small Puja people can relish it and if there is involvement there is happiness. If we do the Puja for 4-5 hours, people who are not interested in it find it boring and they lose their interest. There is one Gyana Kaandam in Agaama. If the pundits narrate Gyana Kaandam with Karma Kaandam, it would be interesting. This would provide an attachment in it, where as doing Karma Kaandam only makes it monotonous. As you go into meditation, idol worship is not needed. But it is also not necessary to tell that idol worship is not needed. You should not be against it as well. Let
it be there but gradually mind just deviates off from it. We see it only outside but God (Kada-vul) is something that lies inside. To see God we have to make an inward transition from outside to inside and meditation helps in it. As a result of going to many temples people start getting confused between which Gods to worship. It’s enough to worship a single God.

Question: What position do you give for the atheists in the world?
Where there is atheism in the beginning there would be good spiritualism
later. There should be no worry about it. You can go from atheism to spiritualism. Just like how we can be a spiritualist from a theist, we can become a spiritualist from atheist as well. To be a true atheist is the toughest thing in the whole world. If you call yourself an atheist you would feel deep in you there is something that you don’t know yet. To say that
something is not there, you need to know everything. The moment you admit that
there is something that you don’t know, that minute you cease to be an atheist. When you accept that there might be some things and some concepts that I don’t know, then you cease to be an atheist.
Gurudev asked the crowd to take a “sankalpam” to eradicate the “Two Tumbler” system prevalent in Tamilnadu. People are discriminated based on their caste at Coffee and Tea Shops in Tamilnadu Villages. The two Tumbler systems is a social evil still dominating in the villages and Gurudev wanted each one of us to work towards eradicating this discrimination.  

Thanks to Mani <gopuaol@hotmail.com> for sharing this with us.


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