“This is the true joy in life, being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.”
~ George Bernard Shaw
With the passing of Guruji, I've taken pause, feeling the magnitude one person can make in a scope of a life. It's amazing when you really sit with it, and feel it. Even with the simplicity of his message, it translated to every corner of the world and bought people together. Unified. It's a special thing.
Hearing from those across the community, many have expressed how deeply the practice has changed thier lives, and I can definitely atest to that. If willing, it becomes a transformative exprience that somehow sneaks up on you without even realizing it. Powerful. Empowering stuff.
Legends are made by the qualities they embody. A personal reflection of what it means to BE the gift we all posses inside. It isn't simply about looking to someone as being above us, but to be inspired by their presence, and moved to look inward, makes it all the more remarkable. He passed on the tools to know our essential nature. As simple as that. Instead of feeding us, we've been taught how to feed ourselves.
No matter what we call our practice, or what it may look like, it's a gift that's self-sustaining. As each layer dissolves, a chance to breathe in the eternal is present. To have only gotten the smallest taste of what is becoming, through a daily discipline, is a journey I welcome with open arms, even though often, it isn't easy. However, with faith and persistence, it's amazing what miracles await.
With all that being said, in this moment, I bow to you Guruji, and honor all you gave and represented in this life. You've inspired a generation who are filled with gratitude and love for what you brought forth.