Simply sitting with eyes closed is an external expression. The others may look at you and see that you are silent. They have had an experience of noise within them. This makes your posture of silent sitting, more valuable to them.

Harish knew this well. He was astute and shrewd. He won the attention of the noisy people by using his calm expression. People always saw Harish as a person of commendable composure. Harish was consulted by many about the importance of silent sitting. Those who imitated Harish’s habit of silent sitting, vouched for its benefits.  Miracles, healing and manifestations from the wish list became the prime motivators.

Sheetal just did not understand the narrative of silent sitting. This athlete simply loved the tracks and field events. Over eight hours daily, she was practicing at the stadium grounds. Sweating the body by the athletics became her mantra.

Silent sitting of Harish seemed to be conflict with Sheetal. The movement of the body to enhance its capacity to sweat when outdoors was the mantra of Sheetal. The conflict became evident only when the two got connected through mutual friends.

The silent sitting connected with the mantra of sweat from movement needed a leveler. A new connectivity had to be established by consensus. One had to compromise if friendliness has to emerge, and that is evolution. So, what will be the name of the result of this friendly evolution?

How about the word ‘meditation’ asked Chaithanya. But why meditation? “This connects both silent sitting and movement “said Chaithanya.

Meditation is not limited to a posture of sitting. It is not an expression of external silence. But the silence has to be within the person.  A dimension of silence exists beyond the realm of the mind, said Chaithanya.

Sheetal has had the experience. She would sweat it out externally. In all her movement in athletics, never had she any stress, anxiety or worry. She had connected to an immense silence realm within her. Her movement looks very noisy externally but an internal harmony had settled her in contentment and patience.

 Harish envied Sheetal and humbly decided to learn the skills. His sincerity impressed Chaithanya. Chaithanya was the domain expert on the art of meditation.

But any skill transfer from Chaithanya was costing too much. In this case asking rate was nothing less.

To learn the meditation in movement, Harish had to disconnect with his emotional attachment to Sheetal.

Harish had simply been grateful with what remained with him after the exit of sheetal. He had to reject loneliness, boredom and the sense of worthlessness.

Harish invoked the magic. He became courageous and decided to focus on his pursuit of research into his depths. He had to learn to be meditative in his movements. He discarded his naivety and deception of silent sitting.

Chaithanya became impressed and whispered into his ears.

The Sheetal was connected back , in a  dimension deeper than his own mind. Harish experienced Sheetal as his own heart. He graduated out, from the shallowness of the mindfulness. His expressions became whole hearted of the connectedness.  The completeness was profound.

All the people around him evidenced the stillness in his movement, the silence in the noise and wisdom in his innocence.

Harish, Sheetal and Chaithanya harmonized the conflicts. New resolutions were chartered. Universal living was made trendy and the evolution rejoiced.



Next innings stop chasing!

But then what are you chasing?

When have you really been honest to your self? Have you ever violated the traffic rules or the parking rules in the last one month? Do you know what  jay walking or jay talking is? Have you been an expert in hiding your own flaws? If you deconstruct your behavior and activities into an atomic level, there are breaches, from compliances and departure from adherences. Perhaps, you strayed clear from even considering making a service level agreement. Then why this hypocrisy? If Sreesanth is a symptom then who is the cause? Every time you disregard  your own integrity, you have shared values with Sreesanth. Climb down from your moral high ground and see the real environment of Sreesanth.  When was the time in your society that was devoid of corruption? Bringing an isolated event under the scanner can provide ample entertainment. But then IPL itself has all the ingredients of an entertainment. Is the solution in banning IPL or the players? You may just be discarding the baby out along with the bath water.

Why did it not stop with Hansje Cronje or our own Mohammed Azharuddin. As much as they were greedy for money, the consumers of the game were seeking a past time. Both came out of discontent in the mind. Why did you buy the tickets and go to the stadium? Seeking joy or to express joy? Can we blame the discontent in the mind as a reason for unethical behaviour, but then, who is squeaky clean? Be it in your relationships, in your pleasure, in your profession, academics or even your religion?

It may be either in public, in private, in official or even in personal interactions, All the people have sought comfort, convenience, resources, desires and power. Who does not want more of it?  Wouldn’t you want it in better quality? Did you have the courage to pick on everything unjust and unfair?  Then where is the solution? How to transform the ‘sreesanth’ within you? Do not ask the faithful because they too are seeking. Only the methodology of  seeking is not confined into a limited framework of procedures, process, protocol and other paradigm. The prayers are offering the seekers the freedom to stray from all conservative methodologies. The prayers offer the devout the luxury of straying from conservative and archaic norms. The procurement from divinity, can then be begotten any which way. The corruption inside the desires and wishes are mostly invisible. As the wants that you have for excellence of any kinds, or even your apathy and lethargy, are they much different from greed of the cricketers? Under what moral authority can we classify someone as legitimate?  May be prayers are legitimate, or are they really? Who has the moral ground to classify the norm as ethical or perverted? Therefore the solution must be devoid of relativity. Where there is faith that supply will always be there to the demand. That all needs are being satisfied. Abundance is there for the contented and scarcity is visible only to the searching eyes.  So if only ‘one’ exist, then there is no two. In such case, how can you be corrupt? Even the show of sanctity and serenity has the potential to become a mental experience as different from a spiritual reality. External experience of reference and sacredness can be practiced even by the anti-social.

Complete spiritual experience is something a guru can bring. Your readiness, humility and willingness will ensure that the guru works in you. The solution mix is an exit from indulgences inside the opposites. Spiritual experience, is no doubt sacred and revered but the authentic reach is  assured only by the grace and blessings of the Guru. That will make a ‘srisanth’ within. (‘Sri’ means resource ‘santh’ means peace and harmony within)

Next innings stop chasing!