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Friday, July 18, 2008

QnA - 13

Here is an article i did for some magazine... They edited a lot of stuff... here it is in the original :)

Q: Why should a person who has been living his life happily need to do an art of living course?

Answer. The Art of Living series of courses are not only for people who have problems in life, they are also designed for extremely happy, successful people who simply want to know more and experience more in life. AOL courses will open up dimensions within you that you don’t even know exist.
The courses also provide you with breathtaking tools (pun intended) that will allow you to flush out daily stresses and allow you to consistently give peak performance.
Besides, the YES!+ course is just pure, unadulterated, challenging fun! So unless you are utterly allergic to having fun and learning something really worthwhile you should find the next course that's happening and go and do it.


Q: What are the most important qualities I should possess to make a positive transformation in society?
Answer. A deep yearning for that transformation to take place. The ability to quickly move from just making plans to putting them into action! The ability to inspire other people to join up with you. Finally to be able to relax and smile and move through obstacles.

Q: How do I attract people to me?
Answer. Meditation. Makes you to people like what an open pot of honey is to bees. When you regularly meditate, you will make heads turn when you walk into a room. The best part is that not only do you attract people, you attract the right type of people. People who will enhance your life by being with you (as you enhance their life by being with them).
Meditation cannot be learned off the internet or from a book, please make sure you learn from someone who is qualified to teach you. We would of course recommend the YES!+ course:).

Q: There is a guy in my life. How do I know that he is the right one for me?
Answer. When the question you are asking doesn’t remain, then you will know!

Q: Is it possible to get anything you want in life?
Answer. Yes. It is possible to get anything you want in life provided you make sure you help a significant number of other people get what they want in their life. Sooner than you think, what you want will plop into your lap!

Q: Should I believe in miracles?
Answer. Only if you want them to happen to you!!

Q: Can you tell me about a miracle?

Answer: Black cow, eating green grass, giving white milk!! :)

Q: How do I get out of depression?

Answer. The recipe for depression is asking the question: “What about me?”. Continuously thinking only about what’s in it for me? Very quickly you will get depressed. So the way out is to start thinking and doing things for others. Do some Seva, think about others for a change and you will see that depression just fades away...

Q: How do you from Art of Living see India 25 years from now?
Answer. Wise people don’t predict the future. Wise people MAKE the future! We invite you to join us and make the India and the planet of our dreams!!


Jai Gurudeva!
love
bawa  

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34 comments:

uday said...

damn cool :) i wonder what is there to edit in this set of Q&A. really liked the answer to 'can you tell me about a miracle'..hahaha...

jgd :)

Monica said...

Happy Happy Guru Poornima to all of us :D it's such a "WOW" day! :D
and this post was totally cool, and the example of a miracle ... :D :D :D
waaaahhhh :D
Jai Gurudev :D

Trinaa said...

as always..mindblowingly simple and witty :)
loved ur example of a miracle..."Black cow, eating green grass, giving white milk!!"

Harsha Vardhan M.V said...

"Wise people don’t predict the future. Wise people MAKE the future!"
really amazing bau...

Anupam Gupta said...

Jai Gurudev Bau...

AWESOME answers BAU...seriously...too good...

HAPPY GURU POORNIMA!!!!FEELING BLESSED!!! just came from kriya and pooja...was AWESOME!!!!!felt like had done 2-3 kriyas together...

Love U Bau!!!

Random Reflections said...

loved the one about "making a transformation in society". Succint...clear...perfect .

Jai Guru Dev,

Chao said...

Jai Gurudev Bawa :) Thanks for the wonderful post. Happy Guru Poornima to you too :)

Priya said...

beautiful.. ur answers are short, and no words... they are too good! i missed reading ur blog for the past one week and just read everything.. bawa u know what about the pics u put on the food .. all while i thought u write the receipe and u would take pics from net...

rahul said...

Amazing Bau!!!!!!!!!!!!
Brilliant as ever.
jai gurudev.rahul.

hamsa_tachyon said...

Wow! Thankyou !

nasradu8 said...

Hi Bau,

This blog really gave me some good points to tell my friends when trying to enroll them for YES!+.

Bawa, I generally talk a little about AOL in general and leave it. My friends then come back for more..
But they shy away when i ask them to join a course.. Am I taking a right approach??

Prerana said...

Happy Gurupurnima to you too. I am grateful and lucky to have done my first basic course with you. :-)

Completely addicted to the blog. I check more than once a day in the hope of new posts. I love the range of topics and the knowledge made so interesting. and of course the cool pictures.

Jai Gurudev,

Prerana

Mano-Sphere! said...

Happy GuruPoornima to u and Dinesh da.
The QnA is as usual amazing.. :)
Love & JGD,
Aditya

Acoustic Dreamer said...

Wow! wow! WOW! :-)

pradeep said...

Fantastic.. Fun with Wisdom as always... THE BAWA STYLE... :)), BTW which magazine was/is that?

Sudha Pillai said...

Happy Guru Poornima, Bawa!Loved this article...helped to put a lot of things into perspective! "... open up dimensions within you that you don't even know exist..." Wow!I can feel it happening...I'm not going anywhere..I'm here for the long haul... :) Thanks! Take care.Jgd!


Sudha

Vishal said...

dear bawa and dinesh ,
HAPPY GURU POORNIMA.
vishal

Vishal said...

wow .. Loved it .. every answer ..

Happy Guru Poornima ..

vasu said...

Bawa - awesome and yet so simple (that combo is just what clicks). I will use this whenever I talk to people :)

skk327 said...

awesome.. :) :) :)

ankita said...

oh Bau,
i looooooooooveeeeeeed all of d answers...i actually experienced a 1 to 1 question answer session wid u:)
plzz kp posting abt what hv you n dinesh been upto dese days
love n regards ...ankita

sunil said...

Dearmost Bau,
Happy guru poorinima to u n dinesh bh.It is a day of showing gratitude to ur guru and be thankful to him for showering his bleesings n i couldn't stop myself to be greatful to guruji for sending u as my first basic course teacher in IIM-Indore coz u have showed me the path and changed my whole life for the best.....:)
luv u hamesha....
Sunil

BhairaviParag said...

Jai Gurudev and Happy happy gurupoornima. Yes Yes Yes!! Guruji indeed was by my side for the whole day. I am really blessed. As, Gurupoornima also happens to be my Birthday.
So many things happened yesterday, that I am feeling stronger now, ready to take new commitments...this blog post was just what I needed.. "quickly move from just making plans to putting them into action!" & all the other Answers!! Thank you for your blog and thanks for being there...you all AoL teachers are great teachers.

komal said...

Jai Gurudev Bau,
i really cannot put hte experience of Guru Poornima into words.. the experience i had yesterday at the ashram was jussstttt so....the divine grace of guruji i can still feel.. watching the live telecast and gurujis address to us from california was soo.... awesome....it was also nice to see you and dinesh bhaiya ... the experience of guru poornima was simply amazing...

priyanka said...

it feels so good to read this article with so many pics in it!!

shashank said...

happy guru poornima bau.....amazing grace on this guru poornima...

malathy e said...

hi bawa how are you? the post is good.i liked it.everyday i see your blog after my act 1 course in chennai.i started blogging in january.but after seeing yours only i started putting post almost regularly! if u have a little amount of time do visit my blog www.malathyelumalai.blogspot.com...leave some comment in any one post so that i will know u have visited it...thank you in advance...take care ....happy guru poornima

hamsa_tachyon said...

don't want to be the kill-joy ..
so, perhaps you shouldn't post this at all .. just wanted you to know that i felt sorry that there were separate satsangs for separate groups in Bombay .. am sure there was some point to this, its just that i don't quite know what it was, yet :)

Bawa said...

hamsa,
the only reason for diff satsangs in bombay usually is the distance people would have to travel, the time they would waste and the environmental impact if everyone went to only one place would be really bad... sooo they do one in each locality

also usually YES!+ and part I satsangs are different, coz the exuberance of the YES!+ people may disturb the more sedate part Iers :)

Basically, it means you have so much more choice :)

Jai Gurudeva!
love
bawa

hamsa_tachyon said...

hmmmm ... okay!
it didn't used to be like this ..
but, as long as everyone * feels * together, and is free to choose as you say! .. i guess there's no reason to complain !

thanks .. and love ..

aparnata said...

Miracles- just great Answer :). Wow!!!!!!!! :) Just great :) You always rock !!! :)


Jai Gurudev!

Crazy Gopi said...

JGDa Bau,

I am an ardent lover of your blog. Read it every day to add "flavor" to my life :-) . I hadn't left any comments thus far..so just thought of letting you know that am a big fan of it...so please keep posting more stuff....

nilay said...

Q: How do you from Art of Living see India 25 years from now?
Answer. Wise people don’t predict the future. Wise people MAKE the future! We invite you to join us and make the India and the planet of our dreams!!

But if i answer dis in an interview
i m certainly not cracking the interview

Anonymous said...

jgd bhaiya...
did not know how to post a question so i added it in the comment format.... i have done my basic, advance and dsn... and just become an architect... ive been doing my sewa and kriya constantly...and got a call for my ttc phase 1...
but the problem lies that i have a boyfriend who does not like me moving on this path... he's done his basic and dsn but does not do the kriya... we've been together from childhood and plan marriage.. but he feels his and my path are different if i practice all this...he has his family problems and thinks that he shall solve them first and then do something for the society..whereas i feel everything goes hand in hand..im planning my higher studies abroad next year..
plz help what shall i do??

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