Wednesday, May 10, 2006

An experience

How many times have we heard someone say that
a particular experience cannot be described in words only felt blah blah.....
Well am going to be one such people today ;)

It is about an experience in the genre of spirituality.
I'm not really all that spiritual but
I've always been curious to know about things that
are hidden from us.
You know hidden from the obvious.

I'm talking about having experienced one kind of Samadhi.
You must know what other kind of samadhi is though ;)
On saturday i experienced this state thrice.
As wikipedia states
Samadhi is a state in which the mind becomes
still (one-pointed or concentrated)[2] but the person remains conscious.

I never did believe such a thing could happen.
actually, i never understood it before, until i experienced it.
I won't call it bliss or anything but it was amazing to
know that my own mind is capable of doing something as great
as the great rishis, sadhus and satgurus.
If you don't know these terms you could take the help of wikipedia.
I'm undergoing this course which promises me that i'll have a
better understanding of myself by the end of it and find
answers to all those questions that we all ask at one point or the other.
Starting from Who am i?.... and well use your imagination for the rest....

I will now try to put my experience in words.
I'm doing this for the first time let me see.

I was asked to breathe in a particular fashion,
with eyes closed giving my 100 percent.
A recorded tape was running to guide us
there were about 24 of us in the room.
And all of a sudden i did not feel most part of my body.
I could feel the part of my legs that was touching the floor but
as for the rest there was no feeling.
this lasted for about 10 minutes i think.
And slowly i stopped concentrating on this fact and was
only thinking about breathing right.
And all of a sudden i did not know where i was
as i drifted i remembered my daughter and my husband and that is it.
i did not have a single thought.
I really don't know how long i remained in that state.
And i wasn't breathing too!!
i could hear the sounds around.
Like the buzzing sound of a fan, the instructions from the tape etc.
But it felt like it is all coming from somewhere far far away.
And then i remember thinking that
I want to remain in that state for as long as possible.
The moment this thought crossed my mind i came back to this world.
I was dissappointed but what happened next was even more amazing.
i kept going back to this state for atleast two more times.
I got very excited and my breathing must have gone erratic.
It lost its rhythm and then i did not go back to the samadhi state
but still was not feeling most of my body.
And then the tape guided us to come back to our own human state.
And i did, very very slowly.

well, what can i say?
There was definitely something happening.
I wish others can experience this too.
And there is a lot of good coming from this course but i'm not going to
write about all this here.
If anybody is interested to know about this,
the foundation is called
The art of living Foundation,
by shri shri Ravi Shankar.

I have 2 more days to go.
let me see if i become wiser!! ;)

Thursday, May 04, 2006

There is more to it than what meets the eye...

The one in red and the other in black are innocently playing with the mud.
So cute! right?
Well, if that is all you got from the pic. you are all so wrong!
I know the story behind the two.

The one in red is waiting for her mommy to turn around so that she could
gobble just a mouthful
of that dish right in front of her. So she waits....

The one in black hates the one in red, for whatever reason. Just when she is about
to push her she realised that red's mommy is holding a camera!

This new information changes everything and she is nothing less than
a very very dear friend. She helped her climb the small wall shook hands.

Right after this photo session, pushed the red one. The red one howling
managed to grab a mouthful of that dish!

red- 1.5 yrs old.
Black - 2.5 yrs old.

When the hell did they learn cheating and pretending and posing and...

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Simple truth.

I just discovered that
one needn't
in order
to be
Being utterly utterly simple
do the job.

There will be a part 2 to this
just ponder over this thought in the meantime.