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Monday, June 23, 2008

Knowledge for a Monday Morning

Guruji traditionally talks in Kannada (the local language of Bangalore, Karnataka) on Sunday evenings. He really wants to preserve the culture and traditions of Karnataka, so He says at least on Sunday evenings when there are a lot of people from Bangalore city in the Satsang, He would speak Kannada...

So, it's Kannada on Sunday evenings, much to the dismay of all non Kannada speaking people present, who usually can't understand a word of what He says... which feels even worse when the entire (kannada speaking) audience roars with laughter... There is always a good natured hullabaloo from all non Kannadigas every Sunday evening imploring Guruji to speak in a language they understand :)

Yesterday evening was no exception, the Vishalakshi Mantap was packed to capacity, people almost sitting and standing on each other, and when Guruji took the mike to speak, requests to talk in their particular language were shouted out to Guruji, who just played with the mike and smiled... there was the whishawhisha of whispered conversation going on... when Guruji suddenly said:

"SHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...."

Still some people continued with some small whispers... and others in the audience started making the Shhhhhhhhh... sound to hush them up... in a few seconds there was silence.

Guruji then said, see in all languages and cultures around the world, when someone says Shhhhhhhh... people go quiet. Shhhhhhhhhhhh... (He drew it out long) means be silent, be quiet...

A hush, a palpable silence in the air.

And when you really like something you say "waah...!" , wow!... The universal way of appreciating something is waah! In all cultures, languages and traditions around the world, when you like something you say "Waah!"

And so, when you are silent hushed, and you love it, then you have found that quiet corner in yourself... you have experienced Shhhhhhhh...waah!!! The essence of Shiva, who is quiet, meditative and blissful!

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh.... waaahhh!




Om Namah Shivaya!

Jai Gurudeva!!
love
bawa

ps reread the above post and make the Shhhh... sound and the waah! sound aloud every time you see them. You will love the effect!

pps Monday mornings are special in the Ashram, a tradition followed in Ashrams in India for thousands of years is observed, where the enchanting Rudra Pooja is chanted... Click here for my first experience of the Rudra Pooja...  

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24 comments:

aparnata said...

Waahhhhhhhhhhh... :)

komal said...

Jai Gurudev Bau,
today was my first rudra pooja in the ashram, it was and amazing and awesome experience, i really cannot express it in words.... the advanced course was also awesome awesome....

Dilkhush Singh Kohli said...

shhhhhhhhhhhhh wahhh :)

Jai Gurudev :-)

Vishal said...

Dear BAWA and DINESH
JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR KNOWLEDGE, INFORMATION ,JOKES.ITS TOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD .I READ IT EVERYDAY AND I GET CONNECTED TO GURUJI. THANK YOU FOR BEING A MEDIATOR .
VISHAL
SURAT

Parag said...

sshhhhhhh.........waaaah

Goldie said...

Jai Gurudev...Silence is sometimes misunderstood. Some people call it, cutting of all connections with the outside world. Yes it requires ,but reason behind it, only few people know.

Keeping silence is knowing ourself first, understanding our own life, going into deep meditative state of mind to know what actually is the meaning of our life.
As said by guruji every person in this world is beautiful and unique and when we come to know ourself, we'll fall in love with this world, with every living being on this planet including ourself [:)] and a sound 'waah' from deep inside of our soul will come.
Jai gurudev
Love
Vipin Vermani :)

Ajay said...

Jai Gurudev Bau,

After my Yes++ which finished on Sunday, we (me and my friends from Hyderabad) waved (you remember you had just started to speak when unwillingly we had to leave)to you and left to catch the train.
So we missed this beautiful Sunday's satsang. But your post made me feel as if I attended it.
Waaahhhhhhhhhh.....
Praying to be there soon again.

APOORVA said...

yesterday we left the ashram with sad mind but u gave very much details of what happened thanks a lot.
jai gurudev!
Apoorva

Vijay said...

Awesome knowledge in just two sounds :-)

Anonymous said...

wonderful posting bau!!
One thing I would like to say is it is "Kannada" instead of Kanada(might be too similar to canada:) )
Love
jaigurudev,
ai

Bawa said...

hi ai
suggestion accepted, changes made :)
Jai Gurudeva!
bawa

uday said...

shhhhhhhhhh waaahhh :)

wow :) awesome

jgd

Tangs said...

Bau its amazing..........

Shreyans Mehta said...

Shhhh...Waah
This is so beautiful :)))))

Jai Gurudev :)

Monica Tiwari said...

waaahhhh...
thankyou so much for being with us bawa. amazin' amazing articles. i could go on forever but now i'll sshhhhhh ;)
waaaaaaaaahhh!!

amit said...

Jgd bau!

it was my second pooja in ashram...
...i slept during the first one...not knoweing the power n importance of it!!
...but after reading ur blog....i meditated....and it really was doing an advance course in an hour!!!!
....thanks bau!!!
...amit

Priya said...

Jai Guru Dev Bawa
Actually when i read Om Namah Shivaya i did not realise the shhh and wah in it adn then when u where like reread again it just struck me! Amazing knowlegde.. never knew that it has such a meaning in it!

Anonymous said...

waaaahhhhhhhh shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh waaaah
This post was hilarious!

One time I was with Guruji and they were filming some tv channel interview in kannada-this was way back in 2000, on sumeru in b'lore ashram....

Sitting through the hour, strangely I understood a lot of the kannada words and the flow of conversation without actually ever having learnt it-i later told guruji and he smiled and winked...Over the years of daily practice of kriya and sahaj i have found becoming much more clear about meanings of sanskrit verses
and words without having ever learnt it formally...the wahhhhhhh that emerges out of the shhhhhhh is indee beyond amazing!
~Birjoo

Raghavan said...

Shhh...WOW !

anusha said...

jaiiiiiiiiigurudev bawaaa :):)... wunderful posts bawa am enjoying them to de core... superb.. superb... shhhhhh.....waaaaaaaaaaah!!!! :):)

shashank said...

bau, really amazing.shivoham...shivoham...

Anupam Gupta said...

i swear bau...this Shhhh...Waaaahhh...bit was totally rocking...hearing Him give knowledge on the most Basic of things is too too good....just amazing how he turns any thing into something that teaches you something profound...

oh and d Adv course was rocking...for those of u who missed it *laughs wicked pretending he has horns...*

love
anupam

venu said...

SSsshhh..... WWwaaahhh ....!

Prakirtee said...

Shhh.. Waah :) It was my birthday when Guruji said that and remains so special! it was crazy how people from so many states were screaming to 'ask' guruji to speak in this or that language! that moment Guruji said Shhhhh... Can still feel that :) beautiful

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