Condensed from talks by Guruji Shree Rishi Prabhakar
Why do people get bored?
How and when do they get bored?
Is it important or not to understand why people get bored?
I have not got bored for a very long time. Most people who do SSY, don’t get bored.
In silence, we can understand how not to be bored. In Silence we can also learn how to master irritation.
If you have nothing to do, then what do you do? Think about it.
When I was on my way here, I was told mobiles do not work here. I was very happy. When you have nothing to do, what happens to you?
When we are together, I want to keep you and myself wondering about things you normally don’t take time to wonder about. This exercise is for your intellect so you cannot get bored because you are wondering. When you stop wondering, for sure you will be bored.
In a day, for how much time do you wonder? For how many minutes do you wonder?
Most of you are living in cities and when you look up, you don’t see anything. Getting up in the morning and seeing the sun is a wonder. To see the sunset, the moon, stars and the mountains is a wonder.
How many of you wonder: ‘Why am I doing what I am doing?’
How many of you examine: ‘Why am I living like this? What’s my life’s purpose?’
All parents want their daughters to get married. Why? Why are they so concerned? If you have nothing to wonder about, you get bored and you get caught up.
There are many things to wonder about. Let’s wonder about boredom and prepare a thesis. We can do a full Master degree’s on boredom.
Should we do useless or useful things? You are wondering what is useless and what is useful, but most of you don’t think about ‘Wonder’.
No stable person will ask this question, he will be doing ‘useful things’. Very few people do use-less things in the world. Knowing that they are doing useless things is a very important secret.
Don’t do any useless thing, don’t sing and don’t dance. For these three days only meditate, take the japa mala and do japa /chanting. Don’t waste your time, don’t eat, don’t sleep, it’s just a waste.
Now if a person feels he is doing something useful, can he stop doing it? Does he have the freedom to stop? So will he ever be free from karma, from doing this? Never!
People have a measuring system, to measure if something is useful or not. If you are paid to do something, it is considered to be useful.
Finally, what matters is money. A person writes a software program because he is paid. So it’s useful, right or not? So if I give you the course for free, you think it is useless. But, if I say you have to pay Rs.1 lakh, you feel it is very, very important.
The skill lies in how much I can make you pay! Can you value free things in this world? Should you carry lots of money? You may need some money to go from here back to your home.
But to go back to your real home do you need any money?
Wherever you are at present that is your real home, for that, do you need any money?
To talk is one thing, to realize this is another. To be free do you need lots of money, lots of diamonds? So do you want to be free or you want some comfort? If you carry money, somebody may take it. Is that comfort?
How much comfort do you want? How much money do you want to carry?
So, do you want to be free or comfortable?
Actually, you feel it is uncomfortable to raise hands so you remain comfortable. Your life is all about comfort, not freedom.
How many really want to be free? You want to give up your life for freedom? 100%?
I want to dedicate my life for freedom. You are ready to give up everything; if you die also, it does not matter. It does not matter if your husband, your child or the whole world throws you out.
If you think you are doing what you are supposed to do, are you free?
Do you want freedom? Do you want the ability to do what you are supposed to do or you want freedom to do things others feel you should do?
This is only for people who want freedom. Now what is stopping you?
You feel that by bearing the burden of a family, you are responsible? That’s why you feel they are free? Is your wife’s freedom dependent on you being responsible for her? Definitely not! But you have this notion that it’s like that. This is not true, it’s a big Maya / illusion.
Now you are free so what to do? This is very interesting: why do you want to bind yourself to what I say? It’s not my word or anybody else’s word. Nobody can take it away from you. And you don’t tell your wife: ‘Guruji told me that you are free’. Then don’t come with me.
Even if they mind, are you free or not? Whether they give you the approval or not, are you free or not?