Wednesday, July 30, 2008

"What goes around comes around!!"

The previous week I very skeptically agreed to attend the 'Vedic Mathematics' course that was being offered at the ashram, along with my mother. I say skeptic because 'Math' had always been the cause of..err..not all but most of my academic miseries!!On the other hand Mom's a teacher and loooves math and one can only imagine the consternation both of us underwent standing on opposite shores of this ocean called"Mathematics"! Not a day went by during my school years when I would not be reprimanded, smacked or punished in innovative ways (dictators could train too under my mom!!lol!..kidding!)..
Fast forward to the present year, where I was forced to face my phobia and it was with very high levels of reluctance and anxiety that I challenged myself to attend the 2-day course! (Nightmares of Numbers and mom chasing me hounded me alternatively through the nights!..seriously!)..On the first day, rather in the first hour of the course..The teacher started out with an introduction to pascal's triangle and as always I found myself dumbfounded and gaping with my mouth open, if I was not so tense I definitely would have laughed at my comical expression! and gradually the teacher eased us into the basics of the awesome course and a miracle occurred then and there! for the first time ever..I was the first to solve the problems posed and for all you smart asses ya! they were correct too! :-) and you know what as guruji often points out that "what goes around comes around" it was now my turn to teach my mother who for some inexplicable reason for most (but I prefer to call it the "divine intervention!" ;-)) couldn't keep pace with me (YAHOO!!) but well as the good human being that I am (modest too..) I decided not to punish or smack my mom..but just helped her out!! So all you parents out there beware! for not all children are as saintly as I am and treat..err teach ur children the same way you would want them to teach you in the future! ;-)
Jai guru deva!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Journey has begun..

Blissful, rapturous, ecstatic..are only few of the synonyms that can describe the state of my mind now a days! and this miracle has happenend through my association with H.H.Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji..Well it all started a couple of years ago when on my sister's insistence I did the Act I/Basic course and at the end of the course, I was happy...and thats it period! I never followed the pearls of advice given and continued to exist but not live!! It took a heartbreak, dilemma and depression for me to tread back into this beautiful paradise(thats definitely an irony!)..Did my YES!+ to realize what I had given up and did my YES!++(advance) to trade all my worries and botherations in exchange of happiness and bliss!

The advance course was taken by the super duper Dinesh Bhaiya and Bawa..and man! no words can describe this duo( actually, super smart, super cool,super witty, super intelligent, super kind, to die for smile and of course, last but not the least, long shiny lustrous hair..are few of the words that could be used to introduce these super stars!):-) To understand what am talking about visit bawa and dinu bhaiya

Each and every teacher I have come across have been fabulous and its definitely guruji's grace that exudes through these gems who have made it their selfless mission to spread the knowledge and joy on this planet..I really wish and pray that I get to join this awesome band wagon of teachers as soon as possible! Jai Guru deva!