Plans + Zing Zang boom = wonder !!! Part 2

continued from Plans + Zing Zang boom = wonder !!! 

From now on the wonder part begins !!!

WONDER : 

I buried all my plans at the back of my heart . After like 10 minutes of mourning , my mind told me something needs to be done about the terrible pain that I was getting engulfed in. I called one of my friends to come and pick me up . While I was waiting for him to come , an another friend of mine passed by and stopped. Bachi came and blessed me and my other friend had arrived by then. Imagining the trauma my mom will undergo and the emotional drama that will follow on seeing my torn clothes and bleeding body parts,  I got up to walk towards the bike. I moved my right leg to walk and  Scrunch!!! a noise came from the foot , the noise was followed by a high voltage current type feeling from foot to head for a second or two. Intution told me that something was seriously wrong with my leg . Praying that it is not a fracture I boarded the bike 😀 and told them to take me to a nearby hospital . X-ray was taken and one injection was given . They told me its not a fracture and told me to wear some bandage for 10 days .

WONDER NO 1 :  So much gratefulness came over me that it was not a fracture , I still felt hope to complete few of my plans. I was thinking where did I go wrong ? What went wrong .. All my intentions were more or less for the greater good only . Then why this ? Where did I go wrong .

Instead of cribbing about the pain my mind was retrospecting what went wrong  .  Aho !!! 

Praying that my dad is not at home I knocked the door. I ring the door bell expecting the worst . My mom opens the door . She takes two seconds to process what she is seeing . I limp inside the house wanting to enter my bedroom before coming into the visibility zone of my dad. My punjabi by nature mom immediately shouts out for my dad ” Suno ji , kullu accident karke aaya , kapde phat gaye , khoon nikal raha hai ” . ( Kullu has met with an accident , his clothes are torn , he is bleeding ). My dad rushes to come and see , he has one look at me from top to bottom and I get shouted at for carelessness and rash driving and my mom adds in her bit of anger by telling its all because of Guruji ( His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ). Then I go to my room and change clothes and rest.

There is so much love in our parents , I saw my dad’s face while he came rushing out , so much love and care in his eyes. My pain was my parents pain , they did not even scold me so much because it was painful for me to stand and listen.

I saw my parents love pouring out on me , inspite of the fact that their outward expression was of anger . I was only grateful for having them in my life. Aho again !!!

The next few days I was just on the bed , bed to bathroom , bathroom to bed. I was not allowed to move an inch , for my wounds would open up , I could not cover myself with a bedsheet for my wounds would open up . Anythign I did which involved movement , my wounds would open up. I just sat and stared at my burning wounds whole of the first night . Then at 1:00 am I swithced on the comp and sat on facebook . There was a link which said live webcast from germany. I clicked on it and watched His Holiness for an hour or so. After that went back to bed and continued with the staring process. The next day my wounds changed colour, it was like there were four red pots boiling on my body. Two on my knees and two on the elbows. The pain was beyond my perception and I just lay still for two days.

In these two days of forced painful stillness , I got my answer to why it all happened. My stupidity and over enthusiasm to do things spoilt it all. My priya Di always told me ” Josh me nahi , Hosh me kaam karo ” ( never work with over enthusiasm , work from a space of awareness )  . Now I understood what that meant. Its a Aho moment Again !!! 

Its been 5 days since my injuries and inspite of this speed breaker I was able to get 6 people onto the course , resume my bhagwad gita reading , Sing a song in the lead in the weekly satsang, and also I have quite a few appointments fixed up for CST for the weekend. And also my sprain has healed almost completely.

The biggest Aho is that I have learned to work side by side with pain . Its ok if pain is there , the work should not stop ( AHO NIRANJANO ..!!!! Clap please !!! )

This episode has made me stronger, more aware , more committed and I thank the almighty for that 🙂

Love

Kullu 🙂

Plans + Zing Zang boom = wonder !!!

The title of this post explains it all … I had some plans for the next few days , then some zing zang boom things happened and now in a state of wonder I am writing this text !!!

PLANS : 

1. I have become a CST ( Cranio Sacral Therapy ) therapist and am practicing to remove stress from people’s system and in turn feeling very happy in the process. I had a trip planned to Mangalore where I was supposed to do cranio to many many people over a span of 8 days .

2. My best buddy Mr.Tarun Reddy left for bangalore one week ago to become a teacher of the art of living . Inspired by him , I also thought I ought to become a teacher very soon ( like in the next 6 months 😉 ) , hence I took up a challenge  to bring 50 people to the next yes!+ course .

3. I had taken a commitment to do 54 suryanamaskars , two rounds of padmasadhana , followed by the sudarshan kriya and chanting till the new year .

4. I planned to go to bangalore for the new year on the 31st of december .

I feel the almighty laughing at me right now as I am writing my plans here , its like He is saying ” Ho Ho .. this kid has big plans …  but I have something else planned for him “.

5. I wished to watch the Shiv Sutras followed by the Patanjali Yoga Sutras till the January 10th 2012 with my group sadhana group here.

6. I wanted to go to Delhi ( 60% because my best friend had come home from America  for two weeks and I wanted to meet her  , 40% beacuse she got posh clothes for me 🙂 ) .

7. I wanted to complete reading the Bhagvad Gita before the 31st of december 2011.

These were the divine & materialistic plans of the divine in the making Kulpreeth Singh 😉 before around 1:00 pm at the 25th of December happened . What happened is in the Zing Zaam Boom part . . . ( its a tragedy + comedy 😀 )

ZING ZANG BOOM !!! ( all the text written in italics in this part are the thoughts running through my mind at that point of time , its very important information for you to understand the Wonder part !!! ) 

With all the above mentioned divine & Materialistic plans , very sure that I will be able to accomplish them all come what may … I woke up on the 25th of December , it was christmas and I was feeling extremely happy , quickly had bath and went for the long kriya . I was terribly late , they had completed the third round of bhastrika (  I apologised to guruji telling him little cheating is allowed once in a while 😀 ) . So when the oldies were relaxing their ankles after vajrasan I quickly completed one round of bhastrika and did the long kriya . Then soon I got ready to go to the Yes!+ course happening in this college called IPE ( I chose my favourite green kurta which I had worn when I first met guruji and he had actually placed his arm on that kurta for like 2 minutes . While picking it up from the wardrobe I was thinking its been 3 years and this kurta is as good as new . Also I almost always like my kutti small turban , but that day for no reason at all I wore the big turban inspite of the fact that it brings pain in my ears )  .

I was volunteering and we needed paper plates for a process of the course . The paper plates were on their way and would take like 15 more minutes , but the teacher needed them more early than that , in like 5 minutes. My plan no 2 told me to be a good volunteer and go rush to the nearest store and get the plates as soon as possible ( While leaving I was thinking should I go or should I not , anyway the plates are coming in 15 minutes , the teacher must have told 5 mins just to hurry them up ).  I ignored the thought and started my bike.  It was sunny and there were lots of trees but not many leaves ( winter kada , there are lot of speed breakers on this road I thought , how will I see them in this zebra skin type pattern  that the shadow of the trees is making on the road ) . I raced my bike to above 60 kms/hr , since I was new to the locality I was thinking where I would get paper plates anywhere here . WHOOP came a speed breaker and my vehicle flew in the air. I left the handle , the next thing I heard was my bike skidding all the way by my side , I hit the floor head first , my huge turban came out due to the impact, I rolled on the road many times and landed near the footpath 6-7 meters away from where I hit the ground.

I tried to open my eyes and looked around if I was still alive or dead , there was sand in my mouth , nothing in me was moving inside or outside . Then people rushed to me to pick me up . Soon I got up and was shown few things which brought intense pain !!!

Pain number 1 : My green kurta which I cherished as a happy memory of meeting my guru the first time was torn 😦

Pain number 2 : My wrist watch which I had been wearing since the past 6 years has been shattered to more than three pieces , I had some weird attachment with it , I took it to all the art of living courses/events that I have attended or volunteered for and I felt it was a very wonderful watch.

These two things really broke my heart and the first thing I did after getting up was bundle up the remains of my watch and place them safely in my pocket  ( I felt like the kid in that movie ” the pursuit of happiness” when he loses his super man on the road in a hurry to catch the bus ) . In the process of collecting the broken pieces I saw that there was something else paining at the body level. I saw that both me knees and elbows were red , also there was a weird red pattern made by scars on both my feet . I was made to sit on a nearby bench, I told someone to look for my cellphone , my phone had broken open into three pieces , hands shaking with pain I put it together. It was showing no signal ( I mentally planned to buy a cheap 1000 rs phone in case this phone was damaged ). I sat on the bench processing what happened and then the physical pain got on to me , long and deep breaths helped , someone gave me water , I felt the sand in my mouth … it increased the pain . The person who gave me water told me there was a scar on my nose ( I got a mini heart attack here , first of all I am dark , short , belly boy …  upon that a scar on the nose would definitely add up to my good looks , I thought ) . I also felt liquidy liquidy in my beard , the person told me my chin is hurt as well . ( I wanted to ask him for a mirror to see how I look 😀 ). I was just breathing deep and long when the most crazy thing happened , an another person brought an AXE deodrant ,chocolate flavour , and sprayed it where ever I had a wound or was bleeding . I started laughing and told him I never use a deo , he told me it will help . I sat there breathing deep and long , thinking about my watch and kurta and all the plans I had made for the near future . ( I felt all of them going away like the ashes of the dead dissolving in the ganga ).

….. Rest I will post in the next post

Love

Kullu 🙂

Textbook to line … part 1

Everywhere I went , people told me what I should be becoming in my near future, how I should dress , they wanted me to become a new person ( I have completed engineering ! Don’t I deserve some peace ! I thought ). Not that I did not want to plan my future , but before that I wanted some ” MY TIME ” 😉 . The creator of the world listened to me and one evening I got a phone call . It was from Priya Di ( my mentor ). She said that she is planning a trip to north India . We’ll be meeting in Delhi and then we’ll go amritsar-hrishikesh-haridwar-varanasi and then back to Delhi.” Are you in ?” , she asked . I said YES!

Then she also mentioned that this trip will be more about spending time with our self , of course we’ll have fun but and not much hoo-la will be there . JACKPOT ! So this post is about this 15 day adventure I had 🙂

Parents were convinced , money was arranged , I added three days before the trip ( in delhi ) and three days after the trip ( in agra ) to my schedule. I was excited  , but the excitement did not last, the train tickets ( tatkal ones) got over in a record 7 mins after the window opened. Things got arranged such that I was to board a flight to delhi early in the morning. I went to the airport and looked around every corner of it with my trolley (It was my first time in an airport ). I boarded the plane and was in the air in no time . The creator is really kind I must say for he showed me this from the window :

 

 

 

 
I felt like I should just go out of the window and walk into this other world that exists up here 🙂 It was like meditation. Soon we were losing hieght and I saw lotus temple from the plane while landing .

DELHI – ( 3 days and 3 nights ) – GO WITH THE FLOW !

Three days and three nights I got to stay in Delhi.

1. The Delhi metro is an illusion ! The air condition , the speed , the perfect timing don’t matter when you are stuck in it not knowing who is touching which part of your body. ( I felt this is how mumbai local trains might be) . Running down an escalator to catch the train, standing in line waiting for the train,  the metro announcement system , rain , getting into wrong metros and reaching unknown places was experienced. 🙂

2. Haldirams , The Big Chill , Parathe Wali Gali , barbeque nation , stomach God was very happy with Delhi ( also I liked to see parantha , kulcha , chole instead of Idli , dosa , wada in the menu card ) . Excellent eating joints were visited and excellent food consumed.

3. Met Rohit , Kabir , harsha , sundarajan . Crowded and hot during the day , empty and silent are the streets of Delhi at night , a night stroll through the almost no greenery lanes was like a nature walk in ashram !

With mind and stomach happy I left Delhi ! ( there was moisture in eyes but it did not manifest into tears 😉 )

AMRITSAR – ( 2 days and 2 nights ) – UN – ADULT – RATED !

1. Kriya in golden temple – yeh nahi kiya to kya kiya !

2. Amritsari kulcha – taste it ( you’ll know why all punjabi’s are built the way they are )

3. Aam patti – something made of mango , looks like tree bark , it will tantalize your taste buds 😛

4. Also amritsar is divided into two parts : The old sepia amritsar ( which has antique houses , shops which are mesmerising to look at ) & The new posh amritsar which is like any other city ( traffic lights , clean roads , apartments , malls ) . The first part is better than the second .

About Hrishikesh , varanasi , agra I will write in the next post … will post it tomorrow 🙂

Lots of love

Kullu

 

 

 

 

 

Slaps

I am being slapped quite a lot these days , sometimes by situations , sometimes by people , sometimes by my own stupidity . Many unpleasant experiences have been visiting my life since the past few months , some of which I can write here are, losing two cell phones in two days ( yes , its possible ! ) , losing my laptop , getting shouted at, by people I know and people I don’t and many many other things. In simple words getting super screwed from all possible sides at the same time . During these not so good times I decide not to cry , crib, complain or attract pity ( which I never did before & it takes 1000 kgs of courage to do that ) , I decide to just let things happen , due to which I got to learn a lot of lessons, good people commit mistakes and learn , but super smart people learn by looking at good people’s mistakes , so if you come in the super smart category read on ( even other wise read on 😛 )

1. Any unpleasant thing happens to you , remember that it always has some lesson to give .

2. Speak truth ( don’t try to hide or cover up your mistake ) satyam-eva-jayate always ( this also takes 1000 kgs of courage in the beginning , with practise it becomes easy )

3 . See that whatever problem came to you in the past , it has gone ( and it did not kill you ) , problems come and problems go , you might as well go through them with a smile 🙂

4. Don’t commit the same mistake again and again , your self confidence will evaporate ( in case you don’t have a guru )

5.  During the not so good times people will make you feel you are useless , dumb and all the things that you actually are not . Don’t listen to them they also must have screwed up some time or the other.

Lots of love

Kullu 🙂


Wave in the ocean …

Yesterday we completed the 5th yes!+ course in manipal , superb superb fun we had , morning we made mast mast salads , one fruit salad , one vegatable salad , one mix salad … then during the experience sharing i experienced such waves of gratefulness , participants were so so grateful that they came to this course … they were thanking the volunteers so much , i felt this is life man … this course was very special for me because  this time i also participated fully in the “S” process ( something which i had not done till now in any yes!+ ) , i felt so so light you know … all in all it was a great experience to volunteer this time 🙂 lot more yes!+ waves to come to wash manipal 🙂

Lots of love

Kullu 🙂