This Sunday was different. No malls or movies, no lazing or sleeping round the clock,no shopping or washing clothes.
I spent this Sunday attending spiritual classes with Anil and Ramana at a program called “yoga retreat”..
I know, it sounds heavy, but it wasn’t any hard core spiritual session that would drive you mad or leave you snoring in ur chair or kill your desire to live .. it was a session where simple facts about life were discussed amidst a few games and funny videos and some very soothing music.
I’ve always stayed away from spiritual stuff.. I don’t even look at the spiritual kinda passages in CAT paper.. (did I tell u abt my hobby? Appearing for the CAT exam every year..lol). But I went this Sunday. Dunno why. Maybe because it was being conducted at ISKCON- one of my fav places. Or maybe I really needed to bring about some change I my life… well whatever.. I was glad I did.
Some interesting things from yoga retreat..
They were talking abt reincarnation and the concept of indestructible soul n all..
But what really caught my attention was when they spoke about ‘self-confidence’. We were shown a video-clip of the indomitable Lalu Prasad Yadav. During a parliament session, he was asked to translate his Hindi speech into English, and he didn’t hesitate even for a second. Everybody, including the speaker was almost choking with laughter, but he went on, delivering ridiculous statements with supreme confidence. And he was having a ball! I loved his ‘devil-may-care’ attitude!
We thought the songs being played were Spanish or Latin, but they turned out to be Sanskrit shlokas being sung by western singers who murdered the phrases. But then, liked the music.
The best part of the day was the session was a presentation which ended with a question to God..
“is there anything u’d want your children to know?’
And he says
I’m here for you………………………….Always!