How to be detached in a relationship? ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

How to be detached in a relationship? Beautiful perspective on attachments and relationships by Sri Sri

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar founded The Art of Living as an international, non-profit, educational and humanitarian organization in 1982. Its educational and self-development programs offer powerful tools to eliminate stress and foster a sense of well-being through powerful breathing techniques such as Sudarshan Kriya and Yoga. Appealing not only to a specific population, these practices have proven effective globally at all levels of society.

What is Yoga?
The secret to health and happiness lies deep within every human. Yoga is the science of discovering one’s own self – the very source of pure consciousness, peace and bliss. Everyone knows that we don’t feel good and we get stressed when there is disharmony in our lives, when our bodies are tired and our busy minds constantly chatter and judge. Through the discipline of Yoga we become more aware of ourselves by doing simple postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and relaxation to rejuvenate the body and quite the mind. It is in this manner that we cultivate harmony in ourselves.

What is Meditation?
Settling the surface mind is meditation. Living in the present is meditation. Relaxing deeply is meditation. When you are really happy, reposing in love, you are meditating. Meditation is that space when the thoughts have subsided, and the mind is in complete rest.

What is Sudarshan Kriya?
Sudarshan Kriya incorporates specific natural rhythms of the breath which harmonize the body, mind and emotions. This unique breathing technique eliminates stress, fatigue and negative emotions such as anger, frustration and depression, leaving you calm yet energized, focused & yet relaxed. It increases energy, improves intuition and makes you innovative. Millions around the world have done this unique practice and have reported better quality of life.

Dharma: That Is Not Religion by Baba Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari

As we close our eyes and feel our bodies, we contemplate the trillions of cells performing their individual task with such optimal efficiency and perfection, with such amazing synchronicity… This working together while maintaining the individual space and duty is the foundation of dharma. This is the simplest example where the whole of the cosmos and billions of galaxies are in the infinite space, all and each following their dharma, their path. No clashes. No confusion. No conflict.

But when we come to humanity, although man is an animal like any other species, we use our intelligence, yet always deviate from the path and the truth that is dharma. An animal never kills when its hunger is appeased. But humanity’s greed is insatiable. It can devour the whole world. Human greed is a ghost with a mouth and narrow neck, but a bottomless stomach.

How Can We Seek Balance in Life?

Nature has its own balancing system. It is not that someone has to bring something to it or do something. It is done all the time, like the balancing system of our own body. Through the karmic process of churning and changing, the soul comes to realize certain simple truths of life: that to hurt is to invite hurt, to love is to be loved, to give is the path to receive. Positive thoughts of light bring forth the materialization of happy events and the law of attraction is like the law of gravitation. And this whole universe and tiny planet Earth all are under the law that is dharma. The order. It is commanded by one invisible, ultimate source.

The moment we give that source a name, religious dogmas come with it, and our ego takes over its bounden task of proving my God is bigger, better, richer than yours. The whole order is ransacked in the name of God. That is the human tendency.

Is Dharma Like a Religion?

Dharma is not religion, like Christianity, nor Buddhism, nor Judaism, nor Hinduism, nor Islam. The world has seen a river of blood flowing all over in the name of religion. Dharma is the order, the law that governs the subtle textures that are all interconnected and interwoven with love and light.

We are gradually moving toward that Light, which is the essence of all existence. We are moving toward that source which defies all foolish human definitions and creating of religions. We have had enough of religions. Enough of fanaticism and bloodshed. The Spiritual global movement is inspiring and motivating humanity toward the common goal of LOVE FOR EACH OTHER: Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. The world is one human family moving toward the religionless world of love and gratitude.

Yes, that day is not far when there will be one dharma, one law, one order that is love and gratitude. All religions will be buried under the manmade ground of greed based civilization and the new age will dawn where there is no more conflict and battles, wars and bloodsheds, but love and peace, harmony and joy.

True dharma will unite humanity as one family. Any religion that does not do that is false.

Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari (Kolkata, India): Globally acclaimed motivational teacher (mindfulness meditation, stress reduction) author, peacemaker (Man of Peace Award 2012) Visionary social advocate; founded Lokenath Divine Life Mission, 1985. Serves thousands of poverty-stricken individuals in India.

Source: Om Times

%d bloggers like this: