Thursday, September 11, 2008

Look at me, but don't look at me

One of my good friends (how I wish I could write her name, but she will kill me), was recently approached by Femina magazine. They wanted to do a four page story on her. And this lady, she refused. 
Why?
'I dont want my ego to increase.' she said. 
I found myself giving her maa-behen ki galis, those which I have stopped using since I became a mum. 

Ramesh has done a better, calmer job :
'No personal effort can possibly lead to Enlightenment', he says. 'On the contrary, what is nessessary is to rest helplessly in beingness, knowing we are nothing, to be in the nothing-mind state in which all conceptualising has subsided into passive witnessing. In this state whatever happens will not be our doing, but the pure Universal functioning to which we have releinquished all control.'

Now how to do this,  is the million dollar question. 

4 comments:

Nirali said...

What if she said 'no', because somewhere in her heart it just did not feel right to her?
Ego can increase by both doing the interview as well as not doing it. That does not matter. What matters is, are you flowing with what is most natural and honest to you, in that phase of your life?

Grasshopper said...

I am not sure I understand the word , 'ego'. If it is merely identification with the body, even an enlightened sage responds when called by name, right?
Ramana once asked a seeker, 'show me your ego and i will kill it.'
otherwise, I agree with you. She should definitely do whatever she feels most comfortable doing.

JOY said...

ego is the identification. it can not be destroyed , it can be made subtle. With the spiritual seeker if it merges with the Guru than spiritual journey takes momentum.

Grasshopper said...

Joy,
You mean, like Meera says,
meain to hu, tan man hari?