hovila at FOXINTERNET.NET
Fri Jun 27 01:59:33 CDT 1997
It is my view that driving and meditation certainly can take place
simultaneously. For that matter, any activity in life can be meditation.
If one "loses consciousness" and runs red lights, etc., one is not
meditating, one is in some kind of trance. Meditation is facing the facts,
seeing things as they are in the Here and Now, not losing oneself in some
beautiful thought or emotion.
> From: Chelluri Nageswar Rao <Chelluri at AOL.COM>
> To: Multiple recipients of list ADVAITA-L <ADVAITA-L at TAMU.EDU>
> Subject: Time Bound
> Date: Thursday, June 26, 1997 5:48 PM
> First let me make a correction in the statement. I should have said
> instead of "Pursuit". Sri G.S.Murty is right when he said, We are not in
> pursuit of anything. Obviously the word pursuit has different meanings
> different people. Now I like to respond to some comments by Sri
> > One can lead a life of mental renunciation right in the middle of the
> with all the socalled family responsibilities.
> If this statement is made from personal experience, I feel so glad and
> fortunate to be in the company of a person like you who can be be
> all 24 hours.
> >While doing work, or while commuting, or while relaxing spiritual life
> not be abandoned.......thinking about Paramatma while commuting,
> on Sri Lalita while working......
> Permit me to post about a incident that happened back in sixties when I
> to drive long ways to get to my place of work. I used to play a cassette
> "GITA" rendered by a well known singer, just to relax a little while
> One day while listening to Gita, my mind began to concentrate and
> appreciate the meaning of the verse "Patram, Pushpam, Phalam,
> started rolling down, I started loosing conciousness. How kind and
> is Lord Krishna when he said that he will accept even a drop of water
> with Bhakti. That kind of kindness I have not seen in this world. It
> the core of my very being. At that point in time I was 100% involved with
> Lord Krishna's kindness and love and I forgot that I am driving. I came
> alive only by his grace. Later I found out that I went thru 2 red lights
> thank God without an accident. After this incident, first I gaveup long
> distance driving and secondly I listen to the useless talk on the Radio
> Never again played Bhakti Geetalu (Songs) while driving.
> There is a time and place for everything in this world, and whatever we
> should try to give 100% although it is not possible without the grace of
> Bhagavan/Bhagavati. Meditating while driving is not a good practice like
> drinking and driving. That is my belief from PERSONAL EXPERIENCE.
> life does not mean mixingup things that might lead to disaster.
> Meditation should be done with Pure Mind. To attain the purity, like
> said one has to begin somewhere, may be an hour or longer one can afford
> cool surroundings. Though meditation appears to be Time Bound in the
> begining, one will reach a point of Now and Here, when time looses its
> meaning and does not exist. It happens only with sadhana (practice)
> with Daiva Krupa (Gods Grace).
> Shubham Nageswar
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