23rd Sep 05. Tirumala (Tirupati, A.P)
“When we have the potential of achieving moksha then why do we have the natural desire to indulge in sin?” I asked this to H.H. Sri Sri Ravishankar, founder of Art of living, in his Bangalore based ashram, ‘Because we are all attracted to opposites” He smilingly replied.
I had the rare privilege to take his interview (although a very short one). Heart was sad for while but then consoled it thinking at least I got to meet him. I felt he was in complete bliss most of the time, his face radiating love and happiness, full of Karuna (compassion) and had presence like of Radha & Krishna together in him. I remember I was in ecstasy when I got the longest reply to my question to H.H. Dalai Lama and now felt incredibly low with such a short interview of Sri Sri Ravishankar. I realized it was so easy to absorb negativity when mind is not centered. It’s always tough to train our monkey mind and be in centre of ourselves.
In effort to be in centre today.