It all comes around

This is from Manav. I feel completely humbled. I had no idea when I started the blog this is where it would lead :
“whatever you wrote is so much sense, that it all comes around in the end. My wife has lupus and her kidneys are 80 % damaged. Doctors here in US, have suggested Dialysis and she just believed Ramdev so much, inspite of me telling her not to risk her life, she did all that therapy diligently that she is feeling better.. all her edemas are gone and the blood reports are getting back to normal. She had this clarity & a positive mental Attitude that works wonders for her even at times, when most of the people would probably give in. Now I, not only respect her, there is this feeling that is indescribable. Sometimes, when I am into some trouble, she would just say ” Bhagwan jo karta hai, achhe ke liye karta hai” and now I realize that simple statement to be so true..
So it all comes around.
I have been an avid reader of your blog and read and forwarded your articles to thousands of people (I know off)all around the world to know and understand, at least try once a day to understand as to WHY and WHAT you write…
This world should be better because of people like you.. Like you said ” we must be responsible bloggers”.
PLEASE keep writing. Always.
Manav Malhotra

21 Responses to “It all comes around”

  1. ideaunique says:

    Dear Shekhar,
    Thanks for replying to my post reg. Sri Aurobindo’s books – SAVITRI and LIFE DIVINE. I am a devotee and I live here in the wonderful spiritual atmosphere of Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry. I am pasting a write-up of THE MOTHER about the book SAVITRI (Sorry for the length, but I suggest you go through it):
    The Mother, who was Sri Aurobindo’s spiritual collaborator said this of Savitri: “… everything is there: mysticism, occultism, philosophy, the history of evolution, the history of man, of the gods, of creation, of Nature. How the universe was created, why, for what purpose, what destiny – all is there. You can find all the answers to all your questions there. Everything is explained, even the future of man and of the evolution, all that nobody yet knows. He has described it all in beautiful and clear words so that spiritual adventurers who wish to solve the mysteries of the world may understand it more easily.”
    A Talk By The Mother On Savitri
    (a report written from memory)
    by Mona Sarkar
    Do You read Savitri ?
    Yes Mother, yes.
    You have read the whole poem?
    Yes Mother, I have read it twice.
    Have you understood all that you have read?
    Not much, but I like poetry, that is why I read it.
    It does not matter if you do not understand it — Savitri, read it always. You will see that every time you read it, something new will be revealed to you. Each time you will get a new glimpse, each time a new experience; things which were not there, things you did not understand arise and suddenly become clear. Always an unexpected vision comes up through the words and lines. Every time you try to read and understand, you will see that something is added, something which was hidden behind is revealed clearly and vividly. I tell you the very verses you have read once before, will appear to you in a different light each time you re-read them. This is what of happens invariably. Always your experience is enriched, it is a revelation at each step.
    But you must not read it as you read other books or newspapers. You must read with an empty head, a blank and vacant mind, without there being any other thought; you must concentrate much, remain empty, calm and open; then the words, rhythms, vibrations will penetrate directly to this white page, will put their stamp upon the brain, will explain themselves without your making any effort.
    Savitri alone is sufficient to make you climb to the highest peaks. If truly one knows how to meditate on Savitri, one will receive all the help one needs. For him who wishes to follow this path, it is a concrete help as though the Lord himself were taking you by the hand and leading you to the destined goal. And then, every question, however personal it may be, has its answer here, every difficulty finds its solution herein; indeed there is everything that is necessary for doing the Yoga.
    *He has crammed the whole universe in a single book.* It is a marvellous work, magnificent and of an incomparable perfection.
    You know, before writing Savitri Sri Aurobindo said to me, *I am impelled to launch on a new adventure; I was hesitant in the beginning, but now I am decided. Still, I do not know how far I shall succeed. I pray for help.* And you know what it was? It was — before beginning, I warn you in advance — it was His way of speaking, so full of divine humility and modesty. He never. . . *asserted Himself.* And the day He actually began it, He told me: *I have launched myself in a rudderless boat upon the vastness of the Infinite.* And once having started, He wrote page after page without intermission, as though it were a thing already complete up there and He had only to transcribe it in ink down here on these pages.
    In truth, the entire form of Savitri has descended “en masse” from the highest region and Sri Aurobindo with His genius only arranged the lines — in a superb and magnificent style. Sometimes entire lines were revealed and He has left them intact; He worked hard, untiringly, so that the inspiration could come from the highest possible summit. And what a work He has created! Yes, it is a true creation in itself. It is an unequalled work. Everything is there, and it is put in such a simple, such a clear form; verses perfectly harmonious, limpid and eternally true. My child, I have read so many things, but I have never come across anything which could be compared with Savitri. I have studied the best works in Greek, Latin, English and of course French literature, also in German and all the great creations of the West and the East, including the great epics; but I repeat it, I have not found anywhere anything comparable with Savitri. All these literary works seems to me empty, flat, hollow, without any deep reality — apart from a few rare exceptions, and these too represent only a small fraction of what Savitri is. What grandeur, what amplitude, what reality: it is something immortal and eternal He has created. I tell you once again there is nothing like in it the whole world. Even if one puts aside the vision of the reality, that is, the essential substance which is the heart of the inspiration, and considers only the lines in themselves, one will find them unique, of the highest classical kind. What He has created is something man cannot imagine. For, everything is there, everything.
    It may then be said that Savitri is a revelation, it is a meditation, it is a quest of the Infinite, the Eternal. If it is read with this aspiration for Immortality, the reading itself will serve as a guide to Immortality. To read Savitri is indeed to practice Yoga, spiritual concentration; one can find there all that is needed to realise the Divine. Each step of Yoga is noted here, including the secret of all other Yogas. Surely, if one sincerely follows what is revealed here in each line one will reach finally the transformation of the Supramental Yoga. It is truly the infallible guide who never abandons you; its support is always there for him who wants to follow the path. Each verse of Savitri is like a revealed Mantra which surpasses all that man possessed by way of knowledge, and I repeat this, the words are expressed and arranged in such a way that the sonority of the rhythm leads you to the origin of sound, which is OM.
    My child, yes, everything is there: mysticism, occultism, philosophy, the history of evolution, the history of man, of the gods, of creation, of Nature. How the universe was created, why, for what purpose, what destiny — all is there. You can find all the answers to all your questions there. Everything is explained, even the future of man and of the evolution, all that nobody yet knows. He has described it all in beautiful and clear words so that spiritual adventurers who wish to solve the mysteries of the world may understand it more easily. But this mystery is well hidden behind the words and lines and one must rise to the required level of true consciousness to discover it. All prophesies, all that is going to come is presented with the precise and wonderful clarity. Sri Aurobindo gives you here the key to find the Truth, to discover the Consciousness, to solve the problem of what the universe is. He has also indicated how to open the door of the Inconscience so that the light may penetrate there and transform it. He has shown the path, the way to liberate oneself from the ignorance and climb up to the superconscience; each stage, each plane of consciousness, how they can be scaled, how one can cross even the barrier of death and attain immortality. You will find the whole journey in detail, and as you go forward you can discover things altogether unknown to man. That is Savitri and much more yet. It is a real experience — reading Savitri. All the secrets that man possessed, He has revealed, — as well as all that awaits him in the future; all this is found in the depth of Savitri. But one must have the knowledge to discover it all, the experience of the planes of consciousness, the experience of the Supermind, even the experience of the conquest of Death. He has noted all the stages, marked each step in order to advance integrally in the integral Yoga.
    All this is His own experience, and what is most surprising is that it is my own experience also. It is my sadhana which He has worked out. Each object, each event, each realisation, all the descriptions, even the colours are exactly what I saw and the words, phrases are also exactly what I heard. And all this before having read the book. I read Savitri many times afterwards, but earlier, when He was writing He used to read it to me. Every morning I used to hear Him read Savitri. During the night He would write and in the morning read it to me. And I observed something curious, that day after day the experiences He read out to me in the morning were those I had had the previous night, word by word. Yes, all the descriptions, the colours, the pictures I had seen, the words I had heard, all, all, I heard it all, put by Him into poetry, into miraculous poetry. Yes, they were exactly my experiences of the previous night which He read out to me the following morning. And it was not just one day by chance, but for days and days together. And every time I used to compare what He said with my previous experiences and they were always the same. I repeat, it was not that I had told Him my experiences and that He had noted them down afterwards, no, He knew already what I had seen. It is my experiences He has presented at length and they were His experiences also. It is, moreover, the picture of Our joint adventure into the unknown or rather into the Supermind.
    These are experiences lived by Him, realities, supracosmic truths. He experienced all these as one experiences joy or sorrow, physically. He walked in the darkness of inconscience, even in the neighborhood of death, endured the sufferings of perdition, and emerged from the mud, the world- misery to breathe the sovereign plenitude and enter the supreme Ananda. He crossed all these realms, went through the consequences, suffered and endured physically what one cannot imagine. Nobody till today has suffered like Him. He accepted suffering to transform suffering into the joy of union with the Supreme. It is something unique and incomparable in the history of the world. It is something that has never happened before, He is the first to have traced the path in the Unknown, so that we may be able to walk with certitude towards the Supermind. He has made the work easy for us. Savitri is His whole Yoga of transformation, and this Yoga appears now for the first time in the earth-consciousness.
    And I think that man is not yet ready to receive it. It is too high and too vast for him. He cannot understand it, grasp it, for it is not by the mind that one can understand Savitri. One needs spiritual experiences in order to understand and assimilate it. The farther one advances on the path of Yoga, the more does one assimilate and the better. No, it is something which will be appreciated only in the future, it is the poetry of tomorrow of which He has spoken in The Future Poetry. It is too subtle, too refined, — it is not in the mind or through the mind, it is in meditation that Savitri is revealed.
    And men have the audacity to compare it with the work of Virgil or Homer and to find it inferior. They do not understand, they cannot understand. What do they know? Nothing at all. And it is useless to try to make them understand. Men will know what it is, but in a distant future. It is only the new race with a new consciousness which will be able to understand. I assure you there is nothing under the blue sky to compare with Savitri. It is the mystery of mysteries. It is a *super-epic,* it is super- literature, super-poetry, super-vision, it is a super- work even if one considers the number of lines He has written. No, these human words are not adequate to describe Savitri. Yes, one needs superlatives, hyperboles to describe it. It is a hyper- epic. No, words express nothing of what Savitri is, at least I do not find them. It is of immense value — spiritual value and all other values; it is eternal in its subject, and infinite in its appeal, miraculous in its mode and power of execution; it is a unique thing, the more you come into contact with it, the higher will you be uplifted. Ah, truly it is something! It is the most beautiful thing He has left for man, the highest possible. What is it? When will man know it? When is he going to lead a life of truth? When is he going to accept this in his life? This yet remains to be seen.
    My child, every day you are going to read Savitri; read properly, with the right attitude, concentrating a little before opening the pages and trying to keep the mind as empty as possible, absolutely without a thought. The direct road is through the heart. I tell you, if you try to really concentrate with this aspiration you can light the flame, the psychic flame, the flame of purification in a very short time, perhaps in a few days. What you cannot do normally, you can do with the help of Savitri. Try and you will see how very different it is, how new, if you read with this attitude, with this something at the back of your consciousness; as though it were an offering to Sri Aurobindo. You know it is charged, fully charged with consciousness; as if Savitri were a being, a real guide. I tell you, whoever, wanting to practice Yoga, tries sincerely and feels the necessity for it, will be able to climb with the help of Savitri to the highest rung of the ladder of Yoga, will be able to find the secret that Savitri represents. And this without the help of a Guru. And he will be able to practice it anywhere. For him Savitri alone will be the guide, for all that he needs he will find Savitri. If he remains very quiet when before a difficulty, or when he does not know where to turn to go forward and how to overcome obstacles, for all these hesitations and incertitudes which overwhelm us at every moment, he will have the necessary indications, and the necessary concrete help. If he remains very calm, open, if he aspires sincerely, always he will be as if lead by the hand. If he has faith, the will to give himself and essential sincerity he will reach the final goal.
    Indeed, Savitri is something concrete, living, it is all replete, packed with consciousness, it is the supreme knowledge above all human philosophies and religions. It is the spiritual path, it is Yoga, Tapasya, Sadhana, in its single body. Savitri has an extraordinary power, it gives out vibrations for him who can receive them, the true vibrations of each stage of consciousness. It is incomparable, it is truth in its plenitude, the Truth Sri Aurobindo brought down on the earth. My child, one must try to find the secret that Savitri represents, the prophetic message Sri Aurobindo reveals there for us. This is the work before you, it is hard but it is worth the trouble.
    5-11-1967

  2. ideaunique says:

    Reg. my impression on the books:
    SAVITRI: I assume that you have by now, already read that write-up on Savitri – Since last few years, everyday after bath in the morning – I read one page aloud from SAVITRI (without trying to understand it) and lie down for few minutes – and it has worked wonders for me on all the fronts! – materially, spiritually…..
    LIFE DIVINE: I have just started reading it but I read one page in the afternoon every day – preferably at a regular time…
    These are books written by a higher consciousness and I can concretely feel the effect….

  3. ideaunique says:

    btw, shekhar – ashram in pondy has an open-air theatre for the children of ashram-school and inmates where films from all over the world are shown on every saturday on a non-commercial basis.
    i sometime offer movies (that is i bear the expenses of hiring film prints for a day and transport) – i recently offered your movie ELIZABETH – THE GOLDEN AGE – everyone loved it. Earlier, I had offered TAARE ZAMEEN PAR, DHARM, JODHAA AKBAR…..

  4. Sidhusaaheb says:

    Traditional systems of treatment around the world do have healing power, even if modern medicine has to be turned to in emergencies.

  5. Koizen says:

    Dear Manav,
    This is really a nice thing you put in this blog. It re instates our belief system.
    Dear Shekharji,
    I have a question for you…hope you will notice this and try to answer
    Did you read below books
    1. The power of your subconscious mind by Dr.Joseph Murphy
    2. The Secret by Rhonda Bryane
    I, over the years have been reading this and what Mr.Manav has wrote is very important.
    I wish to know, your thoughts about
    1. If a human being asks, believe can he recieve…? can you please enlighten on this…

  6. DQ says:

    ‘ConGratULaTions’ Manav,
    May Your wife have good health through out her journey!
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    Mew Shekhar, Reading the above makes me watch in silence, it’s the power of belief and positive state of mind with faith that brings forth all this I believe…Good for those who do believe
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    I for one never ever believed in such characters, and will never do so till the end of life
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    Saw enough rubbish with my own eyes, that even if it’s a genuine case i feel sick in there
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    From monastry monks to vrindhavan guru’s to some guru’s from mussorie, to some from haridwar eeeks enuff crap I have seen…Found them all JUNK.
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    Sorry mean not to insult any sensitive sensibility here…but my experiences, make me shun them absolutely…even if i was dying I would never go to them PERIOD
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    Eh heh NErd DQ
    Meew
    Ta Hve a ROCkin day….

  7. kavitha says:

    Koizen: apologies for the unsolicited response to your question directed to shekhar…
    The essence from the treasure troves of vedic wisdom reveals NOT to ask. Just do. Just be. Just perform. With passion and attachment. And, experience the results with detachment. Just as a baby gets attended to (although it knows not how to “ask”, or what to “ask”), humans in the hands of a Conceiver of higher-order will “receive” and get attended to (not always in ways obvious/apparent to the limited mortal mind)…if we exist with faith and passion. What goes around has to come around.

  8. Manav Malhotra says:

    Dear Mr. Kapur,
    I “really” feel equally humbled & great that you have given my response “a face” to your esteemed blog. I am deeply great full. I would like to stay in touch with you forever and possibly keep sending true life stories which we should be making movies on, rather than “Fighting the corrupt police or a thief” through lot of blood shed (what effect it could have on a 5 year old) thereby decreasing the true art which is supposed to be creative and has to have an integrity to it. We should start adapting from our diverse culture and create the modern Superman or Spiderman out of our own.. in a modern contemporary style. Something we can think about. This is something we can easily achieve.
    Just a change is required. Leadership in Art and it’s true integrity is required just like a true journalist, who is not writing because it’s a news .
    Many many regards,
    Manav M

  9. Manav Malhotra says:

    Dear Sidhusaaheb,
    Thank You for acknowledging what I wrote. I am going to read those books you mentioned. I personally feel that Believing and acting on your belief is a combined effort. It’s like walking the walk & talking the talk. By actions, you belief gets stronger, you can overcome anxiety, negative thoughts but by reading positive books and try hard to get to thoughts which are inspiring and positive. In the end, this is what matters where you are anxiety free and I can sum up to :
    ACTION CURES FEAR. We all need a sounding board to talk and share. Humans need that to be free. It’s like hearing a beautiful song/or watching a great movie & sharing with your family, best friends first & then the whole world.
    Like you share the best news with your family first !! Now what to share, develop & grow, depends on your belief system of everyday goals & long term goals and then you are free..& you receive.

  10. Manav Malhotra says:

    Dear Sidhusaaheb,
    Thank You for acknowledging what I wrote. I am going to read those books you mentioned. I personally feel that Believing and acting on your belief is a combined effort. It’s like walking the walk & talking the talk. By actions, you belief gets stronger, you can overcome anxiety, negative thoughts but by reading positive books and try hard to get to thoughts which are inspiring and positive. In the end, this is what matters where you are anxiety free and I can sum up to :
    ACTION CURES FEAR. We all need a sounding board to talk and share. Humans need that to be free. It’s like hearing a beautiful song/or watching a great movie & sharing with your family, best friends first & then the whole world.
    Like you share the best news with your family first !! Now what to share, develop & grow, depends on your belief system of everyday goals & long term goals and then you are free..& you receive.

  11. Chaitali says:

    I so agree
    ‘PLEASE keep writing. Always.’:)

  12. Dear ManavJi,
    Its really an enriching feeling to read your wife’s road to recovery. May God Bless you and your family.
    Had it not for our Indian Saints for so long Yoga and Ayurved would have been baptisized and patented by the WEST.
    Vinod Agarwal – Lessons for the Health Care Industry.

  13. Manav Malhotra says:

    When we suggest “Healing” from Ayurveda. It’s not just the Aushadhee (Form of medicine) we are talking about. I agree with DQ but there is one very important thing. Hard work of doing those excercies that is being recommended along with those herbs. Those herbs will effect in their right form only then. It’s like taking a Hepatitis vaccine and then feeling that alcohol won’t effect your liver. How that can be ? Sincere effort of Yogic devotion with those medicines will effect.
    Similarly with any belief.
    Belief is a choice. By actions, we make it successful by truly forcing ourselves to overcome negative thoughts like that constant chatter that keeps on running behind our minds.. We control that by doing “Self positive Affirmations” and that is probably when God sees & move it’s hand.
    WE plant a seed & GOD grows it..
    Now can we explain that ?
    Manav M

  14. Manav Malhotra says:

    I wanted to mention one more thing to Sidhusaheb’s last question but I would await Shekhar’s response on this as well.
    If a human being asks, believe can he recieve…” — YES. It has to do with your “expectations” of your belief/what you want to receive too. It shouldn’t be just a wish I believe. The more you expect, the more you get. It has to be truly GOOD what you believe in. You develop that “Attitude” which is transformed into your everyday life like Faith. Faith is something “what you believe will happen” when you go from your office or a place of work back to your home, you know you are going to be there for dinner.., that is FAITH, which is a beautiful thing.

  15. Manav Malhotra says:

    I agree Vinod

  16. DQ says:

    Hiya ***Manav***
    Difference of opinion is always there…it’s what we choose to believe…
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    For me I believe.. is that if a seed is planted in us, who planted it but we ourselves….
    Hence when it is planted, it’s our conviction that takes a lurch, and thus fills it…
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    now with such seeds come a package of conviction too…hence I do believe..’Pardon me for my arrogance’
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    The pOWER is IN YOU, Ye thyself are the power….I choose not to give god the credit!!
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    Eh eh!
    Evil I am
    ChEEErs!!

  17. Koizen says:

    To Kavita,
    Appreciate , Highly appreciate what you’ve written. I do not think I have reached a level of human being or personality … where I can experience the results with de-attachent. I doubt any sensitive person will be de-attached with results.
    Also the baby may not speak the language of adults, it may not have ego like adults but it has feelings and very subtle, sensitive and genuine ones that go much much ahead of language or thinking…then ok if a baby if crying for something and it gets it does it not stop crying?
    If we exist with passion and faith, yes and it comes around but I guess there is much, better way to know what one wants…
    take for example a spiritual person, he may want or his quest may be to attain ultimate truth or salvation…
    a scientest want his theories to be accepted universally…
    a creative person may want to express his art form but he will atleast be clear for the end result not how he or she attains that…
    now in this very blog, somebody with her belief system, faith got healed, she may have feelings that go beyond language…
    so, I wanted to ask Mr.Shekhar Kapurji what he feels about the two books (The secret, and The power of subconscious mind) those two books have something to do with what we ask, believe and achieve.
    Vedas…well they are too profound and there is also a thing mentioned that one must not question them…and I am not even knowing 1% of those fundoo things…My question was with those two books in specific and how a human mind through various techniques can attain desired goals that are in sync with natural laws.
    I do really appreciate your answer though.
    regards,
    Koizen

  18. shivani singh says:

    dear shekhar
    totally second what manav says about yr blog. it is a haven. GOD bless you. love, shivani

  19. Rajiv Sarkar says:

    Hello Shekar,
    I am closely related to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, through my grandfathers, viz; Mona Sarkar and others who are staying close to the Ashram.
    Reading all the contents on blog has moved my mind a lot. Can I please request you to kindly get in touch at my above given mail address.
    Regards,
    Rajiv Sarkar
    Pune, India

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