It is the festival of Rakshabandhan. The activities of the day began at around 9.30 in the morning.
V. Bhagaiah of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) met Daaji at his residence and tied him with a rakhi. Daaji conducted meditation from 9.55 a.m. to 10.30 a.m., after which V. Bhagaiah took leave.
Thereafter, Milee Ashwarya from Penguin India came to say goodbye as she was leaving after a short stay in Kanha. Daaji signed a copy of the Kanha coffee-table book and gave it to Milee as a parting gift.
Most of the day was spent welcoming youth from different parts of the world, who had started arriving in Kanha for the International Youth Conference scheduled between the 12th and 14th of August 2022. The atmosphere was filled with joy and enthusiasm.
At 5.25 in the evening, Daaji had a meeting with some of the members of the accounts team, including M.D. Santhanagopalan, Balaji and Sriram.
Between 6.15 and 6.35 p.m., he conducted meditation for a group of seekers from France, followed by a Yoga session with Bhushan Bhukte at 7.30 p.m.
Later in the night, at around 10.15 p.m., Daaji shared some wonderful insights regarding kindness, the theme for the upcoming youth seminar. The idea kept reverberating that “kindness is compassion in action”.
What Flows Is Energy
Every quality – for example, love, compassion, cruelty, anger – has a specific energy. They are all energy manifestations, energy taking different forms. Let us say I am thinking of anger. Until this thought or word becomes a feeling, it does not become a state of anger. I can think of love, but until love flows from my heart, it is meaningless. Likewise, ‘divine’ is a mere word unless and until those qualities of the Divine flow in my heart as energy, just like the energies of love or hate.
So, the quality must flow. And whatever flows is always energy. This energy may have many currents, which flow together or against each other. There may be crosscurrents, or currents at different angles, different dimensions, which are opposing. Some currents support each other.
But the perfect energy is the one that flows only in one direction, like the river that flows towards the ocean; there is no branching. Likewise, when our full attention goes in one direction, it makes the energy flow in that direction, you see. That’s when the energy becomes Absolute. We have no more desire to go this way or that way. We are not conscious that we have to be compassionate or cruel; it just happens as the moment requires.
With this, Daaji called it a day and went to rest.