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Seeing Perfection In The Not-So-Perfect

May 13, 2013

Bangalore, India

2601
Today we have launched the project of the Kumudvathi River.
The Volunteer For A Better India (VBI), have done a wonderful job in rejuvenating a river which had dried out, and which was a source of water for Bangalore city. Now once this is rejuvenated, 60% of water shortage in Bangalore city will be resolved. And 300 villages will be benefited by this.
Already, 20 lakes have been rejuvenated, and all the work has been done by volunteers. I congratulate all the volunteers who spent those seven to eight hours, each week, in the last three months, working hard with their heart and soul to make this happen.
See, that is what is needed – Passion, to bring a change. We need to have passion to bring the most needed change in all spheres of life.
Today, we have also launched Sri Sri Organics, so that the farmers who were not getting the right prices for their organic produce, don’t have to worry. They simply have to contact our agriculture department, and we will help them. We will also educate them on how to grow organic food, and also provide opportunities for their projects to reach the general population. This is also very important.
Then, light a home project, which is being done by our SSRDP (Sri Sri Rural Development Program) team to light those homes which did not have any electricity. 4000 homes have been lit, just in the last couple of months. This is a very big achievement. 4000 homes that had no electricity, now have solar light; green energy. Many of these homes are in places where there are no roads, and now these people have electricity. This is so nice.
This morning, when I woke up, a thought came to my mind, that it is not difficult to see the Divine in the enlightened, or in the good people. But it is a challenge to see the Divine in the foolish, stupid and the wicked.
In the stupid and wicked people, it is very difficult to see the Divine. And it is these people that bother our mind. When you sit for meditation, what bothers you? It is the wicked person or the stupid person that bothers you.
Just see that even they are the manifestation of the Divine, then the mind shifts to another level of consciousness. Your consciousness shifts to another level wherein you see that oneness, that one Divinity in everybody and in everything. This enables us to go deep within.
Instead what do we do? When we have to act, we think, ‘Even if this is not okay, anyways everything is as per God’s will only’. When we think like this, then we lose the passion and the enthusiasm to work. That is a wrong attitude.
When you want to go inward (meditate), that is when we need to have this attitude that, everything is okay. When you want to act, then you must use your intellect; use your wisdom. See what needed to be attended to; what is right, what is wrong and how you can make things better.
If we can know the distinction between these two, we will raise to a very different level of awareness, in which that inner strength will flow uninterruptedly in our lives.

在不完美當中看見完美
2013年5月13日
印度,班克羅

今天我們啟動了庫慕瓦蒂河(Kumudvathi River)計劃。
為一個更好的印度的義工(Volunteer For A Better India (VBI))為了復興一條乾枯的河做了很多美好的工作,那是班克羅城市主要的水源。現在已經被復興了,班克羅城市60%的缺水問題將被解決。300個村莊將因此受益。
已經有20個湖被復興了,而這些工作都是由義工們完成的。
我祝賀所有在過去三個月以來每個星期用上七至八個小時,用心和靈魂努力讓這一切發生的義工們。
看,這就是所需要的 — 帶動改變的熱情。我們需要熱情把改變帶到生活的各個領域。
今天我們發動了詩麗詩麗有機耕種,讓那些無法把有機農產品賣得公道價錢的農人不需要再擔心。他們只需要聯絡我們的農業部門,而我們會幫助他們。我們也會教他們如何耕種有機食物,也給他們機會好讓他們的工程可以傳達給普及大眾。這是很重要的。
接下來是,點燃一個家計劃,區區幾個月,四千個家被點亮了,
這是由我們的SSRDP(Sri Sri Rural Development Program詩麗詩麗農村發展項目)組所完成的。這是個非常大的成就。四千個原本沒有電源的家,現在有太陽能電燈了;綠色能源。這些屋子處在沒有陸路的地方,而現在這些人們有電源了。這樣很好。
今天早上,當我醒來的時候,有個念頭來到我的腦海裡,就是:要在開悟的人或是好人身上看到神性並不難;但是要在愚蠢,笨拙和邪惡的人身上看到神性卻是個挑戰。在這些愚笨和邪惡的人身上,要看到神性是非常難的。而這些人困擾著你的心智。當你坐下來靜心的時候,什麼事情困擾你?是那些邪惡和愚笨的人在困擾你。就只是去看到就連他們也是神性的體現,那麼心智就會轉移到意識的另一個層次。你的意識移到另外一個層次而你在其中看到合一,那個所有人和物之內的神性。這讓我們更能能入其中。
相反的我們應該做些什麼?當我們需要行動的時候,我們會想「即使這是不行的,無論如何都只是照著神的旨意」。當我們這樣想的時候,我們會失去對工作的熱情和熱忱。這是錯誤的態度。當你想要往內(靜心),這就是當我們需要「一切都很好」的態度。當你要去行動,那你必須要用你的理智;用你的智慧。看看那些需要處理的;什麼是正確的,什麼是錯誤的以及你要如何讓事情變得好一些。
如果我們知道這兩者之間的區別,我們會提升到一個非常不一樣的覺知層次,那麼那內在的力量就會不間斷的在我們的生命裡流通。