Tuesday, 24 April 2018 | By: AbhiLaSH RuHeLa

My Experience of "Inner Engineering" meditation course!!!

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It has been one week since I completed my meditation course last week on this particular day. It was since 2015 that I was looking out for something which can introduce me to the magic of meditation and yoga but before you subscribe to any of such delicate things which can change your life in great dimensions, you must take care that the authority teaching you is enough certified and trustworthy. Listening about the fake godmen these days continuously, it becomes very tough for the common man to select one out of them and go ahead with his teachings without raising his/her fingers on it. I had read around 20-25 books on meditation and only after I got little understand of the concept, I took my decision to go with the “Inner Engineering” course provided by the Isha Yoga Foundation based in Coimbatore and run by Sadhguru who is also known as Jaggi Vasudev.

The 7 days course required me to attend the course from 6 to 9 AM in the morning some 12 kilometers away from my home. This also meant that once the session gets completed at 9 AM, I’ll need to rush to office without wasting even a second. It sounded quite challenging which resisted me from joining the course from last 2 years but I finally took the decision and joined the same. When you take decision about something which is related to your happiness and joy, I believe any challenging situation can be turned into a world of immense possibilities and you get the power of converting these possibilities into realities. I managed to wake up at 4 AM every day to get ready and travel up to the centre. Earlier, I used to wake up comfortably at 7.30 AM and still felt sleepy most of the times in office but during this whole phase, I never felt the same dizziness even once. The course does not allow anyone to enter the hall even if you are a minute late and to my surprise, I always reached the place 10-15 minutes before time.

I would not like to disclose what I am being taught there because it is all about how you take certain things when it is being delivered to you in a certain way where you are meant to be alone and concentrate only about the experience you are having. And when your experience is of such secretive and customized manner, it is better to let everyone enjoy the same as per their understanding and consciousness. A week has passed and I find myself waking up either 4 AM or 4.30 AM every day. There is a silence you experience when you wake up before everyone and over that, if you decide to perform activities that can bring you closer to yourself and let you know about the possibilities lying beneath you, there is a feeling which is indescribable and pleasant up to its zenith.

The effect of the course and doing the asanas and mudras taught by them for last 2 weeks (1 week under training and 1 week at home) is quite visible as I have started observing life more than before. Earlier, I believed watching others’ life is awareness but now I understand that our own life is full of activity which needs to be observed, improved and controlled. I have started to remain calm rather than getting every where in hurry and trying to be first. The best can be observed in the difference of how I drove my car to office earlier and how I drive now. There is certain discipline and stability the way I handle this big moving instrument now. Earlier I used to rash. The meaning of power has changed. Getting the control over my mind feels more powerful now. Earlier it was all about displaying the knowledge of my mind to others.

I would ask each one of you to go through a meditation and yoga course as soon as possible in your life. Understand that anything that India has given to the world which will be remembered for years and for which we, Indians, will always remain superior to others is because of the knowledge of Yoga, Meditation and Life Awareness. If living in India and being an Indian, if we are missing the magic of these tools to improvise life, we are not even living completely. The West is adopting us now where as we have already messed ourselves by implementing their lifestyles. It is the right time to get back to our roots. Remember, if you have control over your mind, there can be no emotion or thought that can touch your mind without your permission. Won’t you like to possess such a power? So please do not live a miserable life anymore and go ahead with life that needs you to perform at best of your capabilities. My best wishes are with you in this journey towards spirituality.



Monday, 23 April 2018 | By: AbhiLaSH RuHeLa

How reading books change your experience of life...

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People often ask me why I don’t take experiences outside and why do I keep on reading books after books without taking a break. I have tried giving this thought a thought multiple times but every time I ask myself, what I need, my inner voice tells me to start reading another book. The experiences that books are providing me in life can never be experienced in the real life certainly because it is only possible to write in memes to drop everything and go for traveling or making new relationships but the way all of us are trapped in this 9-6 job, we somewhere know that this situation is never going to change. When we have realized that this is what we have to do all our lives without taking a break and die one day, why don’t we think of at least living our ideal life through books?

Every time I am reading a story, I forget where I am sitting, where I am reading, who are around me, what people think about me, what I think about others. I become the story itself and just enjoy the experience which can never be defined in words. If anything, that can bring meditation effect in my life, it’s reading. Right from our childhood, we are taught that reading is the best habit in the world but still people have doubts over it because it needs certain commitment and no one wants to commit with anything in this life. You ask for temporary relationships with anything, people will join you. The moment you tell them that this needs to be done on regular basis, they become sceptical and runs way from there to never meet you again.

The other day, a senior in my office was telling me that reading books is of no good as we have to face the situations as per the situations with our own instincts. I totally agree with this thought. How much you read about how to be good friends or being happy or being positive, it is only when the situation comes that you realize the things read aren’t working fully and you will need to think something yourself. But at least the book readies you to know that a situation like this will come in your life. The non-readers are not even aware of the situations that life is going to throw upon them. You at least know that a certain kind of situation will come in my personal life, professional life, spiritual life etc. You then just keep calm and see how the situation plays with you and you only need one blow to hit it off and win whereas the person who didn’t even know about the situation gets so panicked that he starts behaving crazy and worsen it more than before.

People often ask me which book they should pick to start their reading journey. I would say that pick anything you like by going through the synopsis of the book and at least begin the journey. It is something that will make the whole experience of living this dynamic and unpredictable life joyful and adventurous. It is like being an astrologer and knowing what will come ahead but because things aren’t in your control completely, rather than throwing yourself away and detaching with the moment, you will actually enjoy fighting the tiger ready to pounce upon you. So keeping it very simple, on this World Book Day, I ask you to get a book and just start reading. Life will happen to you in its best form just after you start experiencing each and every word read by you.



Do we even need to discuss about protecting our Planet?

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Yesterday, the world celebrated The Earth Day which in spite of being considered an opportunity to raise awareness among human beings to protect our planet, I am certainly sure that 99% of the people would have ignore thinking about the planet and how they can be a part in making sure that rare of the rarest harm is done to the same. We have become so miserable and shameless that we do not think about how our future generations will survive or even our own future about how are we going to live just after few years. The negligence is just multiplying in our attitude by certain manifolds daily. Since childhood, the first thing that we are taught in school is how to protect our environment and importance of trees and water in our life. The first activity that we are made part of is Tree plantation. Why are then we getting ignorant about this whole environmental situation which is killing us every day?

We are often asked to spend time with nature. Why nature and why not at home? Have you ever thought? It is because we have some kind of a relationship with the nature which we do not even think about or realize in our day to day life. We are working 9 to 14 hours a day. Why? To make sure that we have food on our plate. Where does this food comes from? The different between life and death is our breath. This moment, we are breathing, hence we are alive. Next moment, you stop breathing, you are dead. What are you breathing? Air. Where does it come from? Nature! Our body has certain shape and nature. This is also because our planet is revolving and rotating in a certain way and molding our shape accordingly.

When we stay near nature, we realize what these trees and plants are exhaling, we are inhaling, what we are exhaling, they are inhaling. This relationship can never be abandoned or ignored. It exists and it is the most truthful reality of our life. If you can’t preserve the oldest relationship you have, how do you expect good things happening to you? We are because of this nature and it is our mandatory responsibility to make sure that even if we are not doing any good for it, at least we shouldn’t cause any harm. If we do only this much, the things will start getting better. I am not going to speak about what needs to be done as everyone of us knows. I am just reminding myself and you about how this negligence is going to kill us in very near future. Well, it is already killing us! If you have ever loved your life, start treating this planet the way we treat our mothers with care and love, only then we are liable to call it lovingly as Mother Earth.