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Jun 28, 2022,Kanha Shantivanam

by: Kamlesh D. Patel

Highlights of the day..

Feeling is the Key

 

“No, I was trying to feel your question. I was trying to understand what you are trying to convey through your heart. For example, questions such as ‘What’s going on with your life?’ are easy to answer. Words can just pacify at the mental level and, of course, they are also necessary. But to go deeper and respond is different. 


 

“So questions, when asked, are to be heard. Or at least make the other person believe that you are hearing well.” 


 

Daaji went for his regular walk at 7 a.m. 


 

At 8 a.m., after breakfast, Daaji left for the hospital in Hyderabad to get an MRI scan done for his shoulder which had been troubling him for quite a long time. 


 

Around 9.30 a.m. he reached the Sprint Diagnostics Center, where he was received and taken for scanning by Dr. Sharath and his team. After the scan, Daaji invited the doctors and the staff of the diagnostic center to visit Kanha along with their children. He shared the idea of having their children learn Brighter Minds.


 

Daaji then left for IKEA and spent some time there purchasing garden tools for daily use. 

He returned to Kanha around 2 p.m. and, after lunch, went to rest.


 

At 6 p.m. Daaji went to the meditation hall to conduct sitting for the candidates of the new preceptors’ (trainers) batch. After meditation, which concluded around 6.40 p.m., he informed that he would be giving the final sitting to the candidates the next day. 


 

Although he looked very tired and exhausted, he went to his office to meet a couple of practitioners who were waiting to see him. In no time the entire room was filled with practitioners. In spite of his tiredness and shoulder pain, Daaji listened to them patiently, one after the other. Observing him deeply, one could get a feel of his pain and his need for rest. 

Suddenly one of the sixth-grade students from THLC asked Daaji, “When I see you answering a question on TV or in person, it seems to me that you’re constantly thinking about something. I wonder what is it that you keep thinking about?”


 

Daaji replied, “We are talking now, right? Did I speak a word? What was I doing?”   


 

The student said he was thinking. 


 

Daaji said, “No, I was trying to feel your question. I was trying to understand what you are trying to convey through your heart. For example, questions such as ‘What’s going on with your life?’ are easy to answer. Words can just pacify at the mental level and, of course, they are also necessary. But to go deeper and respond is different. 


 

“So questions, when asked, are to be heard. Or at least make the other person believe that you are hearing well.” 


 

Later the boy expressed his wish to hug Daaji. Daaji laughed and hugged him back. He gifted the boy a book and asked him to keep reading it.


 

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