Who experiences Miracles

Have you experienced miracles in your life, i have plenty of them, in the past 3.5 years of my life, the moment this magical journey of volunteering for the art of living foundation started.
Lets see what kind of people experience miracles…

I was recently watching the new ekta kapoors mahabharath, the episode was on krishnas birth, am sure most of you know about the guards sleeping, chains breaking on there own, doors opening, vasudev carrying new born krishna across a raging yamuna river, finally exchanging the child in a village and coming back all the way with another child. After doing all this devaki asks him the question “where is the child”, vasudev replies “gods child god has himself taken care of it.”

Now this statement made me realize something deep, which prompted me to post this blog.
Logically speaking its hard to digest the chains breaking down, guards sleeping etc. What is even more hard to digest is that why on earth would vasudev carry a new born child on a rainy day across a raging yamuna and walk across it. Isnt it….

Decisions made on faith are beyond logic, he had just surrendered and was totally willing to do the work of the divine. ( To know more about the interpretation of this entire event check this blog out by BAWA an absolutely amazing interpretation http://bawandinesh.blogspot.com/2008/08/janmashtami.html)

Now coming back to Art of Living organization, there are three kinds of people/volunteers.

The first kind – They loved the course, keep coming regularly for the follow up, want to spread the knowledge, want to, want to and keep wanting to.. 🙂 but they wont do it, for reasons best known to them.
But one thing they will definitely do is give lot of ideas, criticize a lot, after sometime be stupefied/extremely jealous at hearing the wonderful experiences of other fellow volunteers.

The second kind – They loved the course,keep coming regularly for the follow up, want to spread the knowledge, they also spread the knowledge, but never surrender. They think they are doing it, they are contributing to the growth of the organization. They generally are stuck in the heads,reason out rationalize, often get frustrated, irritated, keep correcting others etc.
hmm they never grow, but give plenty of room for others to grow.

The third kind

The most amazing people, i am so lucky to have met so many of them, to name a few stalwarts; Bawa, Dinesh , Rajesh, Swami pragyapad, Swami Sathyajotha, Vishwas bhaya i could keep adding to the list and go on and on….

They are like the vasudevs of krishnas time, totally surrendered, willing to do the work of the divine. This category belongs to those people whose quest of knowledge is very deep and they are here only to learn. If you are in this organization to learn and only to learn, then boy you will have phenomenal growth, growth beyond your wildest imaginations.
Now comes the question, what is that they are here to learn, the answer to this is very simple ” you really dont know what you are going to learn “, you just have to the job of the divine, learning happens on its own. Learning happens, its usually accompanied with miracles, happenings which are way beyond logical explanations.

Now comes the logical question how can one be like that. MY answer to that is dear who ever you are, you were like this for 12 years of your life. When you went to school, did your parents tell you that you were going to learn ‘a,b,c,d…..; 1,2,3,4…’ or did you ask them. You just believed and went,didnt you…..

Everything was so fascinating for you, because you were totally listening and just do what the teacher tells you. Now if you have this attitude here, then not only do you actually contribute to the growth of the organization but actually experience miracles day in and day out of your life.Till you get used to them as part and parcel of your life.

For people with this attitude,Life is an adventure, its fascinating and joyful to live in. Would you like a life like this then you need to surrender….experience miracles & start doing the work of the divine…..i dont need to tell you who the divine is do i…;)



5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Ashwin on August 30, 2008 at 11:25 am

    i am the 1st type of volunteer… and i don think its a choice that any1 makes,… its more like the various stages a person goes thro( for the good or bad) its like the various stages of life, each good/bad for its own reasons…. as long as u think u are doing good.. and in harmony with urself!! UR OK!!


  2. Posted by Suresh on August 30, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Oh! you really think the 3rd type examples really belong there?

    Anyways…they are doing a great job without any need of ranking and there are so many not so flamboyant folks who are silently doing even great.


  3. Posted by Aparna on September 4, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    🙂 that was just the classification!! 🙂


  4. Posted by Kaushik on September 15, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Hey buddy, Quite profound oberservations in your blog! enjoyed reading all of them 🙂


  5. Posted by Sunand K Nambiar on November 6, 2008 at 6:52 am

    wow! very well explained..


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