MY BEST FRIEND

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Many years back when I was studying Shiv Yog medicine under Baba ji, a very interesting incident occurred. Why I say the incident was important because it changed my whole world view.

As I sat there with my huge pestle, grinding away herbs, a man was brought to Baba ji by his wife, just like a farmer drags a bull against his will.

I could see clearly that the man wasn’t interested nor respected the ways of my guru but still his wife had somehow persuaded him to come to our door. Even before my guru spoke the man started in a aggressive tone, “So what type of a guru are you? What will you give me? Some medicine? I have eaten them all. What will you teach some mantra ? I know them all. I know all the yoga and scriptures so I do not understand how you may help. I already have a guru.”

I was surprised at this stranger’s ego, he was so sure of himself. He looked old so maybe he thought he knew everything. Maybe he was fanatic towards his path or God. Maybe he had met many saints. I do not know. Whatever the reason for his aggression, I knew certainly that he was the reason behind the tightening of my grip on my iron pestle.

Baba ji was calm, he just asked the man why has he come. The gentle wife replied my husband has a heart problem please help. Baba ji again asked this man since how long have you been suffering? The man replied ‘since 20 years’.

Baba ji again said, “So you have been on your path doing what you know for the last 20 years and it has not helped you. Your problem remains. So all your mantras, all your knowledge, all your books yet you stand here with your worries and problem. You had twenty years with your path son. Nothing happened maybe it’s time you tried my path and let’s see the result.”

The man stood there dumbstruck, Baba ji had hit the right chord. Something there and then clicked. As he also must have thought if something had to work it would have. It’s just basic science. A scientist thinks of a hypothesis then experiments to prove his results and if the experiment works good if not then it is discarded. Simple.

The man then stayed with my father for many days, learnt many secrets. He came to many shivirs. For a month he was my fathers shadow. He became an ardent Shiv Yogi and in time cured himself. I still see him sometimes and remember how close his Sahastrar chakra had come by being blessed with my iron pestle. But this man taught me a valuable lesson. Sometimes we pick up paths which are more of a burden then benefit. We stand by our beliefs and we fight for their honour. The gurus may take samadhi but the students fight on the name of the blessed. At these times why not just ask oneself the question has that path worked for you? And of not then maybe it is time to break the comfort zone and find a guru and a path that does.

At these times, do not feel that you know for the greatness of a guru is only if he to forever is a student. Do not fear on reoccurrence of past events as remember a hundred paths may be wrong but just one right path or idea has the power to change the world. There are hundred ways on how not to do something but there is always that one way.

Always be a student to the right master. Many will never find him. For many he will remain like a fantasy to be felt and read in books. But there are few who will experience that chemistry. The one relation that will change your life.

I am lucky I found my master. With his teachings I have learnt there is no right no wrong, everything exists in this universe. But the Shiv Yogi, instead of wasting time on the unwanted, focuses on creation.

That is why when many weak willed may see today drowned in their pacifist interpretations, the Shiv Yogi sees today as a golden age for a divine revolution and personal transformation.

A Shiv Yogi practices the scientific result based method. For us, prayer, religion or devotion are not out of culture or inherent beliefs.

For us, prayer is gratitude for the miracles we are experiencing today right now.
For us, devotion hard work and perseverance through which with our efforts we undergo the ultimate alchemical transformation.

For us religion is humanity.
On many a wrong paths a man is his own worst enemy, a fact which you will see all around you today. When almost all diseases are lifestyle disorders and all problems arise from greed.

Yet there is one path out there for you in which you are your own best friend and a gift to your current adoptive planet.

You owe it to yourself to find what I found.
Respect all, accept all but charity begins at home.

Love you

Bless you
Namah shivay
Ps – A sadhak took this picture as I was stepping out of a live shivir. The smile, as finally I get to take a shivir with some of the most important people in my life. The sadhaks of Indonesia and South East Asia, starting Tomorrow

2016-11-25T09:55:12+00:00November 2nd, 2016|Blog|

8 Comments

  1. Rahul Sidana November 2, 2016 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    A follower of Shivyog… would be keen to get updated and new developments from shivyog for personnel, spiritual growth

  2. BHOOBUN Nunkishore November 2, 2016 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    Thank you Ishan Ji

  3. Krishna gosain November 2, 2016 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    All problems start with greed.Om namah Shivae

  4. Vandana Fal desai November 2, 2016 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    Yes, we are lucky that we are blessed,guided,protected by Guru mandala we offer gratitude to Guru mandala

  5. Rashmika patel November 2, 2016 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    Pujya Ishanji,
    Thank you for sharing your experience and advise.
    Lots of things to learned from ur experience. Moving on, keeping calm.You are as good as your guru.
    Thanks.

    P.s. Your smiling photo after live shibir is pefect example of happiness and love towards your sadhak.
    I had only learned of you recently and attended your sivir in NJ. Felt so good after sivir. But got very bad cold
    As 150 people breathing in a same closed door. And still
    Can’t get rid off it and can’t practice what I learned from you.
    So have next sivir in USA- outdoor in the summer and Keep germs away.
    Ohm namh Shivay!
    Apni rudiya Ma rahela bhagwan ne pranam!!!!

  6. Baljit sandhu November 3, 2016 at 4:14 am - Reply

    Hello Ishan bhaiya namah shivaya thank u for helping a lot…… I attend ur shiver in USA I like &learn a lot from u thank u

  7. Suresh Ranka November 4, 2016 at 6:18 am - Reply

    Namah Shivay

  8. kashyap tiwari November 13, 2016 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    namah shivaya
    Guru is shiva God
    and god is guru
    bachpan se hi mein bhagwat katha bhi sunn ne jaata tha
    ram katha krishna katha sabhi jageha 2009 mein baba jik poster mere city mein.lagge the tum chahte kya ho or pic baba jiki mene babajiki pic dekhi laga jaise mein jaanta hu baba jiko par kaise yaad nahi shivir gaya sunna or jaise hi shaktipaat hua mein ka ye kya hua sab jageha feeling kuch nahi hota tha yaha baba shaktipaat mein to god feel kara diya yaaniki bhagwaan hah ussdinn k baad mein sunnta gaya videos sunnta gaya sunnta gaya firr apk videos bhi aane lagge apko bhi sunna or jab mein sunn sunnk mare ja raha tha shri vidhya shivir karne to mere koi sadhak bhai se baat huyi orpahunch gaya shivir bhavishya k liye mein bahutt positive creative hu baba ji apse ek hi parthna hah raksha karna unn sabhi logo ki jo sache hah tere bande hah jo sansaar k bhalle k liye jite hah unko raasta dikhana ball budhi dena bhagwaan tto dhyaan mein betha hah par ap to ho na ap se prathna hah jaise bhagwaan ram ne asuro ka sanghaar kiya vaise ap sabhi meli walo ko jadd se illaj kare namah shivaya and i know god will solve this

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