Monday, June 18, 2012

Hurry om Hari...

One more point that really struck me while I was doing the Weeklong Advanced course... It was about the "Hurry in the mind"... Swamiji said... " During this entire course... Remember whenever Hurry comes to your mind... the english hurry not the Sanskrit Hari... just RELAX... tell Hurry please relax and come some other time... I'm not going to Hurry now !!! And move like a king... with ALL the time in the world ! ".... Wow... that was such a revelation ! I noticed that this Hurry in the mind is the only cause of worry !

For instance... many times I noticed that my stomach doesn't really need food, but just because the food is tasty I want to eat more...


One of the first few times I caught my mind in Hurry was when I realized I was wanting to eat something... I thought I'll eat something and feel better... then I just closed my eyes and checked weather I'm really hungry or what is it... Thats when I realized , I didn't really feel hungry... But there was this " hurry in the mind " that was just pushing me to do something... And since eating something seemed to be a good 'time pass' I thought I was tending to just go and eat !!! It was such an eye opener that eating is so many times just a 'time pass' !!!



Another time I noticed the 'hurry' coming to my mind was while I was standing in the queue... Every moment I would look at the person in front of me and see if he has moved any bit and then look at the person at the counter and pray that he quickly finishes his job and move so that the person right in front of me steps forward !!! Sometimes the person right in front of me would not move even though the person in front of him has moved... This would create an even more sense of 'hurry' that 'why isn't this person moving !'

This Hurry is really the feverishness that grips the mind... It makes me not enjoy the moment ! It promises that happiness will come only after I complete some action... Actually, this can come in any form... So many times it comes is in the form of desire or ambition ( more on that sometime later )....

But then I was wondering what do I do when it comes ??? and I notice that it has come ? A few things that I observed work are:

1. The moment I became aware that "Hurry" has come and would just be with it... It would start to subside... The key really is to become aware that the "Hurry" has dawned and to 'watch' it !!!

2. Some kind of physical exercise/activity... This keeps one occupied and shapes the body ( in case of exercise )... The physical activity could be some kind of seva, then people are benefited. The physical activity could be eating also :D, but then that doesn't really help anybody ( if its really not required )...

3. Just remembering the sanskrit Hari ;)...

I'm sure there would be many other ways ( I'm curious to read your ideas/ways in the comments )...

I was just reminded of one of Guruji's line while writing this post... "The action or the result of the action is not going to give any contentment... First be content and do the action out of contentment !"

10 comments:

Anjana said...

Super Vishal, Love it ! Thanks for sharing :))

Attila said...

Hurry being one of the activity where time literally enters into us. I enjoy these moments.

One of the best exercises for me is waiting for a bus / friends , Queue in ATM ... at these moments i see that the time is enlarging because of my desire to be somewhere else , not there where i am. When you see time getting enlarge because you want something 'instantly'. Once you see the whole drama , everything comes back to the normal state.

Great that you are relatively active now.

Anjesh Thakur said...

By knowing that this is the only thing I have to do this very Moment..!
Works for me (especially during eating) ;)

Amit said...

beautiful...i was in a big 'hurry' for 'something' before reading this post...

i read one of these poems todayy...one of the line goes like this..

"For, patience nothing to do
Other than not fear what is ultimately true."

I cant make much logical sense out of it but it calmed me down when i read it.

Thanks for sharing :)

DIVYANSHU DHINGRA said...

Hello Vishal Bhaiya,i also realised the same things while doing blessings course.I did with swami brahamtej.Same realisition was there when you become aware of this hurry ,it gets over!!And that realisation of what guruji said become content and do ur work,become free and do everything,everything comes to you..same thing was in the course..the purpose of which was to make us free!!

sourabhgoel said...

But won't that lead to procrastination. I used to do exactly the same, but then I realized that I have started delaying things that bother me !!!

ViShaL MeRaNi said...

@Saurabh,I think you are talking about 'relaxing' too much and becoming lazy :D... Which is true... Lethargy does set in when one indulges in too much 'relaxing'... And then one has to be 'hurried' a little to again get back to normal !
Here I was only talking about the worry due to 'hurry' ...
Life is an amazing balance of opposites !!!

By the way thanks for your insightful comment :)...

Prem Lalla said...

namste♥ when knolwedge becomes part of stream of the mind, what is good to do? (mind already knows answer like this`surrender`or`be present`) bt this knowledge mind playing with me. help me!!

ViShaL MeRaNi said...

@Prem Lalla... What you are experiencing often happens when you have too much free time and are not DOING too much ! Or even if you DO... You are thinking too much :)... So solution is... You need to get busy and take up more things...

Pooja said...

Beautiful.Not the outcome but soaking yourself in the process gives you the contentment as said by Guruji in "Narad Bhakti Sutras".