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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Story of Abundance 丰裕的故事

Q: Guruji, after all these years, I am still struggling, why? Love you Guruji!

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: You love me and then you are struggling. Struggling for what?
You are struggling for money, then don’t sit and day dream, do hard work. If one business does not work, choose another business and do it.
You can only struggle with two things, a job or relationship.
If you are not getting married, you have been too choosy and so things are not working. And if you are already in a relationship and then you are struggling, then of course the knowledge point comes here, accept people as they are. So you try to accept them more and more, but your mind says no. Know that it is because of the knowledge that you are able to sustain and survive. Do you see what I am saying? Somehow you are making things work.
So don’t think nothing works for you. I don’t think that is a fact.

The third issue could be health. There is no fourth issue. And being in The Art of Living always helps you to somehow manage all the three.
Don’t sit and day dream and only think about miracles to happen. Miracles do happen, but if you crave for miracles then they will take a back seat. Nature wants you to be dynamic.
There are people who have asked me, ‘Guruji, please give me some numbers for my lottery ticket. I just want to win a lottery so that I don’t have to do anything. Just do sadhana all the time
and some seva.’ No ways!

First of all, decide what it is that you want from life.
Struggling with what? With money?!
You know money is something that you will always find people short of money. Always!
You can see for example, the richest country, the only super power on this planet is USA and it is under heavy debt; trillions of dollars of debt. You take big companies; many of them are in debt. The richer a person gets, the more expenses he has to do. At the same time, there are poor people who are contributing towards charity, poor people who take time to do service, which is amazing. They feel so much abundance.

The other day in India, a gentleman comes to me. He has a small shop; a small little kiosk for himself, and he had inherited two plots of land. So he comes to me and offers me one plot of land. He says, ‘I want to give this plot to you’, he insisted. He came with his whole family, his wife, his mother and said, ‘I have two, I want to donate one and keep the other one.’
The plot is in a very expensive location of the city and he could make a big fortune from it. But look at the heart in that guy.
I said, ‘Okay, I will take it, but it will be in your name only. You should keep it for me and you build your shop here. Sell the other plot and with the money that you get, do business.’
I could not say I won’t take this to him because he will feel hurt, so I said, ‘Yes this is mine, but it will be in your name and you should have it.’
Look at the broad mind of that person.

Another day, a very poor lady comes, and she had just one gold chain that she inherited. I was going in the car and she comes running and gives me an envelope in my hand.
Usually people give me envelopes with letters in it of some problems. So I took the envelope, and in it I found a gold chain. Then I told some people to go and find this lady and give the chain back to her saying, Guruji sent you blessings.

Do you know, during our silver jubilee, there is a beautiful story that happened! I came down from the steps on the last day and a small boy comes running to me with tears in his eyes and he gives me an envelope. I take the envelope and it had Rs. 5000 in it. I looked at that boy and I said, ‘What do you do?’
He said he is a laborer.
The money in the envelope that he had given me had two months of his earnings, and he said, ‘Please take this.’
He said, ‘I can’t tell you how much my life has transformed. Please accept this.’
I took just Rs.100 from that and returned back Rs. 4900. I told him, you know this Rs.100 is so precious for me, this is enough. I will take this.
2 months of his salary; someone who is a laborer who does manual work, he comes and offers. Such a big heart is there in people.

What I am saying is you too should feel abundance. You don’t have to be very rich to feel the abundance. In fact many rich people don’t feel abundance at all, they feel lack. They are not generous. But poor people are very generous; they have that feeling, that art.
Don’t imagine a situation where you will become super rich one day and then you will start doing some seva, no, nothing like that. You can feel abundance at any point of time. And the moment you start feeling abundance, you will see things will get better, got it!

Similarly, don’t be feverish about a relationship, just relax and you will find your relationship with people will improve and become better. If you are like a leech, clinging on to somebody in a relationship and bugging them, even though you say all nice words, that person will run away from you because they can’t handle it.
One aspect is to give love, and another is to know how to handle love, receive love as well. It needs only a centered, enlightened person. Now don’t expect that type of behavior from everybody. You have to be very much at ease with yourself. If you are at ease with yourself, everyone will be at ease with you.

问:古儒吉,为什么这些年我都活得很痛苦挣扎呢?我爱你古儒吉!
 
古儒吉:你爱我,然后你说你是很痛苦挣扎的。
痛苦挣扎是为了什么呢?
如果是为了钱,那就不要只是坐在那里发白日梦,去努力工作吧!
如果一个 生意做不起来,那就再选另一个生意做。

你只会为了两件事情痛苦挣扎,一是工作,二是感情事。
如果你还没有结婚,那是因为你太挑剔了。
那如果你已经是在一段感情里然后你还在痛苦挣扎,这就是需要知识点的时候,接受别人的本貌所以你试着去接受他们多一些,但是你的心智会说不!因此你需要知道你的知识是可以让你维持和生存的。你明白我所说的吗?无论如何你都是可以把事情做好。所以不要去想说我什么事情都做不好。我不认为事实是这样的。
 
第三个要素可能是健康。不会再有第四个因素了。
生活的艺术会帮你把这三个要素都处理好。
不要做在那里发白日梦想着奇迹会发生的。奇迹是会发生,
但是如果你过分渴求着奇迹的出现,那么他们就不会发生了。大自然要你保持活跃。曾经有人问过我“古儒吉,请给我一些彩票的号码。我希望可以中马票然后我就什么都不要做了。我会把我所有的时间都做sadhana (练习)和一些seva(义工服务)”。那是行不通的!

首先,你决定你要从生命里得到些什么。
痛苦挣扎是为了什么?为了金钱?
你可知道人们无时无刻都缺乏金钱。无时无刻!
比如说世上最富有的国家,在这个星球上有着无极的权利的美国,
但它是处在很沉重的债务里;几万亿美元的债务。再举个列子,比如那些大公司,他们其中很多都是在负着大笔债务的。一个人越富有,他就会消费越多。同一时间,有很多贫穷的人都在为慈善做出奉献,有些贫穷的人,他们都在付出时间做义工服务,那是很了不起的。他们是多么的丰足。
 
那天在印度的时候,有个男士来找我。他有一间小店面;
他自己的一个小售货亭,他祖传了两块地。他来到我的面前要把其中一块地奉献给我。他说“我要把这块地给您”,他非常的坚持。他是和家人一起来的,他的妻子,他的母亲,然后他又说“我有两块地,我把一块捐出来,另一块我保留。”
那是在城市里,一块很昂贵的地,他可以用这块地挣大钱。
但是你看看这个人的心地。
我只好说 “好,我就接受这块地,但是它必须只是在你的名字下。
你必须要帮我保存这块地,你把你的店建在这块地里。并把其他的店面卖了,把得来的钱拿去做生意。”我不能对他说我不要拿他的地,这样他会很伤心的,所以我说 “好这是我的,但是以你的名义,而你拥有这块地。”
看看这个人的广阔心境。
 
另外一次,来了个很穷的妇女,她只有一条继承下来的金链。
我那时候刚好要进去车子里,她匆匆忙忙的跑过来然后把一个信封交到我的手里。通常人们给我的信封里都是他们写下的困扰和问题。所以我就接下了那个信封,然后我才发现里面是条金链。所以我就告诉一些人叫他们去找这个妇女并把信封交回给她,也告诉她说古儒吉给了你祝福。

在我们的周年庆的时候发生了个美丽的故事!我从梯级下来的时候,
有个小孩子往我跑来,眼里还带着泪水,然后他交给我一个信封。我打开信封发现里面有卢比(Rupee)5000块(约马币280块)。我看着这个小孩子,问到“你是从事什么工作的?”。他回答说他是一名劳工。
他在信封里给我的钱是他两个月的薪金,然而他说“请您收下。”
他说“我无法对您形容我的生命有着多大的转变。请您收下。”
我就从里面拿了
卢比100块(约马币5块钱)然后把其它的卢比4900块钱给回他。我告诉他这个卢比100块对我来说是很珍贵的,我这就足够了。我会收下这个。
两个月的薪金,一个劳动工作者,他来给我奉献。这是说么大的心胸啊。
 
我说要说的是,你应该觉得丰裕。你不需要很有钱才能觉得丰裕。
事实上,很多有钱人都不能感受到丰裕,他们觉得匮乏。他们并不慷慨。反之穷人家却是慷慨的;他们觉得慷慨,这是一门艺术。不要想象说有一天当你成为很有钱的时候你才会去做Seva(义工),不!没有这回事。有可以在任何时间点都觉得丰裕。当你开始觉得丰裕的时候,你就会看到事情在改善了,明白吗?
 
同样的,不要在一段关系里觉得激昂,
你只需要放轻松就会发现你和别人的关系改善了。如果你像只水蛭样的去执着某段关系里的某些人,并一直去烦着他们,就算你所说的都是好听的话,他们还是会跑掉的,因为他们不能应付这一些。
从一方面你需要付出爱,另一方也需要知道如何应付并接受爱。
这需要是一个已经抵达中心点,并开悟的人。现在不要对别人的行为开始有所期望。你必须自在的和自己在一起。如果你能和自己自在的在一起,那么别人也就会自在的和你在一起。
 
 

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