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Monday, August 11, 2008

Ice Cream and the Present Moment

I needed a photo of delicious ice cream for this post... just couldn't find it, so i made dinesh pose for it, and we started today morning with dinesh eating gooey, tasty, full of sugar (!) ice cream... after taking the photos there was some left over, so i had a few bites as well!!! :)

And then, we noticed that the photos didn't come out good, so dinesh had to eat ice cream all over again! *sigh* :)

Ahh well... Sugar day today!



This is from a few years ago...

Dinesh and i were walking along a beautiful shady lane in the dadar parsi colony of Bombay. We were both eating ice cream... and suddenly he got very excited... his eyes were shining, he had had a realization!

He said Do you see how we feel that the last bite of the ice cream is special? We eat the whole thing, but then really, really savour the last bite... Why don't we eat each bite as if it's the last one?!

Why can't we live life, each moment to its fullest? Savouring it, relishing it... Like its our last...

Living in the present moment means eating each bite of ice cream as if it were the last one!!!

We really enjoyed our ice creams after that... :)

Jai Gurudeva!
love
bawa  

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44 comments:

Raghavan said...

way cool Dinesh Bhaiyya !

Jai Guru Dev,

Vishal said...

wow , good example to live in present moment. have an ICE CREAM day to you both

komal said...

mm now i truly realise the value of living in the present moment when am here ...dinesh bhaiya looks good in the picture.. where is dinesh bhaiya's loong overdue blog post???
Jai Gurudev

Now what?????????? said...

Great thought bhaiya :)

Minnie said...

:) :)this piece of knowledge is as sweet and refreshing as an ice cream...:) :) small yet overwhelming..:)

gauri said...

wow... the way dinesh bhaiya is posing in the pic its making the whole ice cream thing more tempting, and now that it has knowledge attached with it guilt will be lesser ;)

Anonymous said...

ooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh.......
what a sweet,lovely pic...
guess all dat sweet icecreams made dinesh da look evn more sweeter..
(not dat he needs any xtra props 2make him look sweet)
all he has 2 do is SMILE :))
which means hes alwayz lookin sweet :)
n a vry pratical n hard hitting example fr a knowledge point...
love JGD

OH!! I AM BLESSED said...

Aaah!!! How realistic it is and how we forget to enjoy each and every moment. Thanks Bau and Dinesh for guiding us.
Jai Gurudev!!

OH!! I AM BLESSED said...

Dinesh as always looks stunning in the picture :)

Abhay Karnataki said...

This is amazing.

I also like to do one more thing, which I think Ramnik or other AoL teacher told me, it is to do something as if I am doing it for the first time!

I entered the forum mall one day, thinking of it as if it was my first visit. As If I had never seen it before. It was a very different time!
Jaigurudeva

hamsa_tachyon said...

lovely .. the catch for me is, to remember this at every moment ! :)
the pics of all of you are wonderful ...

Preeti said...

Wow!
What a beautiful insight from Dinesh Bhaiya!
It took me a moment to affirm that indeed I do treat the last bite of ice-cream extra special.

But what I want to know is was the last bite of the second ice-cream(when you made him eat it again for the photo) as tasty as first bite of first ice-cream :)

Preeti

Manish said...

"And then, we noticed that the photos didn't come out good, so dinesh had to eat ice cream all over again! *sigh* :)"

ha ha ha ha ha ha

transcedence said...

well thtz hw i look at chocolate and ice-cream but it ends there:) quite a revelation and easy to remember too..just think of ice-cream and there s a reminder to live life to the fullest :) amazing...

vasu said...

Bawa & Dinesh - this reminds me of my son when he was 8 months old and tasted ice cream for the first time. He enjoyed the taste so much that he made delightful sounds and kept making them for the rest of the day! Guruji says - children have a wonder about everything, and we tend to lose it as adults.
On another note - each time I travel by plane - I experience wonder during take off and landing!
We just need to keep remembering to experience the wonder :)
Thanks for sharing this. JGD

vinay said...

Have an ice cream a day and keep the past away. Dinesh bhaiya looks supercool in the picture. Waiting for Dinesh bhaiya's post. It is long overdue.

Ajay said...

Hi Bau

How true! It would just be simply amazing if we can live each moment as if we are living our last moment.

Between, yesterday was the last day of Hyderabad DSN with Anand bhaiya. It was my first DSN and no doubt that it was just amazing. The energy topped with loads of guru stories...simply beautiful. Between Anand bhaiya also shared that you are his DSN teacher..wow!

Jai Gurudev
'J'

Jyuthika said...

ICE-CREAM MOMENT!!*snap* N lo!! we are in the present !! :P
Way cool an explanation and approach Dinesh Bhaiyaaa.. :)

Jai Gurudeva!!

Harsha Vardhan M.V said...

wow!dinesh bhaiyya is looking awesome in the photo!
"Living in the present moment means eating each bite of ice cream as if it were the last one!!!
",brilliant!

aparna said...

I am going to have an ice cream for this realization to occur. Thank you Bawa for posting it. :) and dinesh for the great knowledge. Its specially significant because most of the people love ice cream.

That's a good pose. Dinesh.:)

Long time since Dinesh made his marvelling posts. Now that bawa is as usual making things sound interesting. we would always welcome your post like it was the first :).

Jai Gurudev!
Aparna

Trinaa said...

every tiny bit of it is precious to me... *slurp*

anshuman said...

jaigurudeva....!!nw will enjoy ice cream with same feeling.....

anshuman

sangeeta said...

jai gurudev!!!
This one is really beautiful, dinesh bhaiya
You both make life so simple to understand and live
love you both !!!
thank you so much for being there

Kanu... said...

wow....smthng similar2wht v gained from today's course....never miss a chance to say tht u luv smone or to say thank u to smone..coz u nvr knw...wht mite hapn d nxt moment..

आदित्य Dandekar said...

hello bawa....
attended the utsav in mumbai which got over with a grand Q & A session by you....
Very enlightening it was i must say....

priyank said...

yes bau

jatin said...

as d utsav has jst ended today so m really charged up to live d life in present n definately ll live.... ne ways bawa visitin this blog for d 1st time.. i think its a really good idea of this blog... even i think i'll start wid 1... or plz let me know if i can b of ne use to u or help u in ne ways....

Jai Gurudev
Jatin

jatin said...

dada u look too good it the pic.... n bawa thnx for makin us realise the importance of ICE CREAM.... no1 would hav thought abt this earlier...

Jai Gurudev
Jatin

Pspextacy said...

d last lick...just like bawa's QnS session today at the utsav.. but more importantly it was the utsav..
after 2 years for me...thanks for introducing new places to laugh at in the jokes.. much like the ice cream u savour with renewed enthusiam.. evrytime

Jaishree said...

Cool analogy..
And dwelling in the past or future causes the icecream to melt before you eat it up.

Madhushree said...

Bawa: yesterday, at the Utsav, I had a question about atheism... You said that an atheist is simply lazy. Heres a list of the "lazy people":

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fdVucvo-kDU


I request you to view this video.

Thanks!

Jai gurudev!

Shruti Poojari said...

jai gurudev bau....pls read d Q&A mail...i hav sent u a mail,reply me as soon as possible..its very urgent...very very urgent....pls bau reply me...

Monica said...

oh waah!! :) fantastic :D

and the pic's gr8 to, you also should have put up one of yrs Baws :)

today Guruji came to Delhi !! It was the most amazing morning :D He was looking really smart too :) The most Beautiful...

It all only gets better n better :D
Jai Gurdeva :)

ARNAV said...

JAI GURUDEVA!!!

Never thought what an ice-cream could have taught us
living in the present moment.....its important
VERY IMPORTANT....
(now have ice-creams n stay in the present moment)

Crazy Gopi said...

Can relate to it soo well..wonderfully put.. :)

hariharan said...

Dinesh Bhaiyya is looking very good in the pic

gaurav chawla said...

dinesh bhaiya looks cool as usual in dat pic. knowledge point applies to every small thing we do :)
luv u
jai gurudeva

Anupam Gupta said...

hey awesome bhaiya...gud one from Da after a long time...and i was having ice cream just moments ago...and i SOOOO related to that...Great!!!

vivek said...

nice one... excuse enough to have an ice cream... ;)

jai gurudev...

Bhanu said...

Feels like ..when the spoon turns towards me, come out of the window and d ice cream will get into my mouth...thats the essence of Dinesh bhaiya's expression!! wow..

Jgd,
bhanuja

Suresh said...

Awesome Dinesh Bhaiya :)

Anonymous said...

CooooL pic :))

Kanasu Nagathihalli said...

dinesh bhaiya you look so cute!!!!

Abhi said...

Hey Bawa, the title of this post sounds like a title from the Hitchhiker's Guide franchise! Like So Long, And Thanks for All the Fish, or, Salmon of Doubt!

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