Soon, Guru Mithreshiva, S. Vasantha, M. Ravi, and Swarnalatha Ravi, who had arrived in Kanha the previous evening, joined Daaji at his residence along with a few other seekers. After ensuring they had all had their breakfast, Daaji offered them coffee. Over coffee, the guests informed their generous host that they had had a very good sleep after the polarity session last night.
Daaji reaffirmed their observation that polarity improves the quality of sleep, and went on to narrate an anecdote.
He said, “I had sent a polarity trainer from Manapakkam, Chennai, to attend to a seeker who had been in a coma for almost four weeks in Ongole. The trainer treated the patient with polarity for five days, and the patient recovered!
“I myself use polarity sometimes, as I get disoriented very fast because of my nerve problems. I have scoliosis, and polarity helps me.
“Polarity is very easy and so we keep training our seekers to conduct these sessions. What is required is to remain as pure as possible. Before starting the treatment, we should clean ourselves. The method of Heartfulness Cleaning helps us remove all the impurities and complexities that we may be carrying. We need to purge them out, as the accumulation of all these impressions, day after day, burdens our psyche and also conditions us. And that affects our original consciousness. Whether we like it or not, knowingly or unknowingly, we get affected by the accumulation of these daily deposits on our subtle body day after day.”
Referring to constant remembrance, Daaji added, “We can minimize the impact of these impressions by insulating ourselves at the conscious level.”
Observing Daaji’s house, surrounded by rocks and trees both inside and outside, Guru Mithreshiva commented it was a very good example of living with nature.
How long to meditate?
Daaji suggested they meditate and explained the process of Heartfulness Meditation to his guests. One of them wanted to know how long the session would last.
Daaji replied, “The session generally lasts 20 to 30 minutes. Even though I personally know it lasts that long, I remain open and do not think about it. If it lasts one hour, I’m prepared. If it finishes in five minutes, I’m prepared.
“Thought interferes, so just leave it. If you predetermine that you are going to sit for a specific time, you are interfering with the process.
“The idea that God is like this or like that is also an interference because that is your own personal opinion.”
Daaji conducted meditation from 8.50 a.m. to 9.20 a.m. It was a very deep and profound session, filled with a lot of joy.
Following this, there was a demo of Brighter Minds that left the guests in utter amazement. Daaji shared his insights on the topics of creativity, procreation, and mental conditioning.
“Creativity and procreation are two different things. Creativity is about newer abilities: you become creative with ideas, art, and so many other things. Procreativity is hormonal. Once you attain puberty, your hormones start kicking and you become capable of procreation. Here, one thing comes at the cost of another.
“If a particular neural circuit is established well before removing, it will stay on. As we age, we become rigid in behavior. It’s not that we don’t want to change our habits, but it becomes more and more difficult because our neural pattern is solid, hardwired, as they call it.
“As they say in science, the neurons that fire together remain wired together. In other words, if you don’t use it, you lose it.”
After the session, Daaji walked with the guests up to the main gate and gave them a warm send-off.
At 10 a.m. Daaji had physiotherapy and then went to rest.
At 12 p.m. Daaji called for Gowthaman from the Heartyculture Nursery team and asked him to join him on his rounds of Kanha.
On his way to the water reservoir behind the main kitchen area, Daaji noticed a facility coordinator looking downwards and speaking on his mobile phone even while riding the bike. Daaji had observed this behavior from this person many times before and expressed his displeasure at his insensitivity towards others on the road. He was extremely unhappy when, again, on his return, he saw the same person driving and talking on the phone.
On his way back home, a seeker from Bengaluru met him and expressed his joy saying it was his birthday. Daaji, without a second of hesitation, reached out for the brand-new raincoat lying in his car and gifted it to the seeker!
Once again in the evening, Daaji went for a round of the premises to supervise the ongoing work and preparation for the upcoming Bhandara.