Dinesh and Bawa

Dinesh and Bawa


Friday, July 4, 2008

Heaven on my Mind

Guruji, a legend says that Sant Tukaram went to heaven in his physical body... I too want to do that, is it possible?

Why do you want to goto heaven in your physical body? When you fly from Bangalore to Bombay, do you insist that you take the seat you sat on along with you in Bombay?! I paid for that seat, now you give it to me... wouldn't that sound completely ridiculous?! :)That seat is there for you to be comfortable while you are on the plane... you don't take the seat with you once you reach the destination, that would be just plain silly... even thinking about is sounds so stupid doesn't it!

Same way, wanting to "goto heaven" in your physical body is so silly!

When the legend says that Sant Tukaram went to heaven in his physical body, it means that he got enlightened while he was still in his physical body, right here on earth... not that he went to heaven with his body :)

and this is something you can aspire to... Enlightenment right here and in your present body!

Jai Gurudeva!

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Monica said...

Bawa, talkin' about the hereafter, i'm reminded of a joke on memory loss :

A story told by Selwyn Toogood after he retired.. (I've heard other versions since, but his was the first).
From an earnest acquaintance: "Do you ever think about the hereafter?"
"Oh, yes," said Selwyn. "Several times a day, in fact."
The man was quite impressed - before the explanation.
"At home, I frequently find myself in another room, wondering: 'Now what am I in here after?'"


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Anupam Gupta said...

WOW...i mean WOW!!!!this one's soooooo good...how delicately explained bau...gud one...

jai gurudev

Anonymous said...

Hmm never thought that enlightment was any way near. ESP. when we hear the stories where people do tapas for many years to see god and get enlighted. A great story well interpreted! :)

Jai Gurudev!

Jyuthika said...

Hmmm.... simple and sweet :)
Jai Gurudeva :)

Siddheshwar said...

I m from marathi family.I heard n read too that he went to VAIKUNTH physically.Thanx for more clear view.

Anonymous said...

Such a relief...finally you are out of your techique blogger mood bau !!

komal said...

mm amazing story ....until i read this i thought enlightenment was a far fetched concept..

swati said...

A wonderfullll story with an extremely nice message .............
..yesterday i was campaigning for a course and didn't know what to do ......but just then a senior volunteer came up and just talked to the group i was talking to and saw not his talk but enlightened presence worked hoping it for myself i thought rather wait for it .. but after reading this story i got the reply i needed very much



Ashish said...


Abhay Karnataki said...


In Ashtavakra also Janaka says that "`dropping this body right now', `I see the truth' "
Many people missed out on "right now" part of it, and wait for some enlightenment after leaving the body...

Bawa, its so difficult to describe the truth!

Nikhil Saraf said...

Yet another truly great story to learn from! Love reading this blog so much!

Jai gurudev!

atmarati avirodhena said...

jai gurudev bau :)

two days no post :(

waiting :):) and some more waiting..

lots of love

Milan Mody said...

Jai Gurudeva!!


Your Monday morning Blog is missing --

your blogs are like a drug - i need it every morning - day becomes better provided its not a receipe :P

missing you & your Blog :D

BTW - your blog about printer ink prices vis-a-vis petrol prices is in Times of India page 6 -bombay edition

Abhishek said...

Here is another simpler recipe:
Fly to Bangalore in the physical body, take a 2 hr ride to the ashram and you are in heaven :)

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gudnite for now ..have to get up early for studies sadhana and postoperative patients rounds..and back to thesis work again..see u hopefully in tommorrow's satsang...love to u and dinesh bhaiyya...jaigurudev...

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