my fattee buddies-Part 6

17 Jun

this is a heartfelt ode to avinash tiku; an extremely dear buddy, a citizen who makes india proud, and to top it all, a humble shishya to a phenomena- his holiness sri sri ravi shankar; our guru! *same pinch*

it is such an honour to share the same breathing space as him. i have mostly been inspired by the body of work done by people nearly double my age, eg. bawa, dinesh dada, kashi bhaiyya, vikram hazra, rishi nityapragya, vishwas bhaiyya among other art of living greats. (my fingers will be secretly chopped for the ‘age’ part of the comment;)).

i have been easily convincing myself of my ok-like performance in the path by comparing myself with such people. this is because i have been safely blaming it on the fact that unlike me, they have been nearly brought up by guruji who is like a godfather showering immense physical time and affection on them from time immemorial.

each having done some 50+ advance courses (lot of it conducted by guruji himself), they are among those who have gotten to spend countless satsangs in sumeru with just 20 other people ( i am told guruji danced everyday!) , in times where guruji cooked and served them food frequently, where the videos we watch on ashtavakra geeta were shot with them listening to it like a story telling session, when he told them that there will be a huge cake shaped structure (today our vishalakshi mandap) and it will be full of people on day 1 and the listeners thought he was imagining wild, where they massaged guruji while they put him to sleep… basically providing enough and more reasons for me and you to burn in a green ocean of jealousy.

but how do u explain this guy, mister avinash tiku, who is very much my age, and has gotten the same exact training, love, guidance from the above mentioned greats as much as i have, and gets to experience guruji in satsangs of thousands just like me, waits for hours and hours just like i do, to catch a glimpse of guruji who waves, blinks and smilingly cruises past in approx. 3 seconds;

yet this genius of a boy, brings about crazy obscene levels of transformation in the lives of many! many indians (mostly north indians;) and specifically kattar punjabis;) and now he has gone international and been a role model for youth in bulgaria, europe. 9 YES!+ courses, the last one of 60 people organized in 4 days, a dance and yoga festival of 900 youth, daily group sadhana and guru pooja with 20, 50 to come for navaratri in india and 100 to berlin’s world culture festival, and to top it there were 30 of them wailing like babies when he left the airport there to come back to india- all this in a matter of 3 months. i know numbers don’t matter to the guru and so shouldn’t matter to me; however these numbers only elevate!

when i talk to him, it is beyond competition, it is reverence!
he fills my heart with a purpose.
he fills the rest of me with a zeal to serve as much as i can, as soon as possible.
all this just goes on to prove that finding hooks is the sign of a crook;)
so today, i formally, publicly kill the crook in me and safely assume that i am as equipped and blessed as the older lot.
i feel so proud that i get to continue watering the seeds they have sown so gracefully to spread India’s rich spiritual knowledge with first, indians-in-the-blind and then of course to our world citizens!
i have said this before and will say it again; if each of the shishyas are so inspirational, god knows what the guru is made up of!

avinash paaji, tumne tho hamaara dil bhar diya aur aankhen khol di!
tum purush hi nahi.. maha purush ho, maha purush! ;);)
you are a gift to this planet buddy.


10 Responses to “my fattee buddies-Part 6”

  1. kulluulpreeth June 17, 2011 at 6:44 am #

    *take a bow* not once but punah punah till my back aches …

  2. Abhiram Viswanathan June 17, 2011 at 10:07 am #

    “Vaddhiya” “Kaante” “End Stage” ” Parke” All this in PUNjab(b)i means GURU PASS. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Superb post priya especially “to burn in a green ocean of jealousy.” πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  3. Abhiram Viswanathan June 17, 2011 at 10:23 am #

    β€œVaddhiya” β€œKaaente” “Main(to be pronounced as mane)” “Total” β€œEnd Stage” ” parke” All this in P(h)UNj(h)ab(h)i means GURU PASS.
    Superb post priya especially β€œto burn in a green ocean of jealousy.”

  4. pulit grover June 17, 2011 at 12:35 pm #

    super duper like…total kar dia….parke words likhe hai….end stage aa gae pad

  5. Ms.Rau June 17, 2011 at 8:12 pm #

    i love it πŸ™‚ can almost feel u listening to him speak as u feel inspired…just love it,
    now time to write abou ME …

  6. Akhil Patel June 18, 2011 at 11:13 pm #

    wow! πŸ™‚ Lovely πŸ™‚ Grateful πŸ™‚

  7. Khushpinder Sangha June 18, 2011 at 11:38 pm #

    Truly an inspiration. I loved the part “mainly north indians” πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    So blessed to have a teacher like him:)
    jinna likho inna bare ghat hai…
    Apne MAIN bande ne!!
    Love you bhaiya:)

  8. Mamta Pandya June 19, 2011 at 9:39 am #

    Too Good Priya πŸ™‚
    And Hats off to Mister Avinash Tiku…. Tussi Great ho Paaji πŸ™‚

  9. sukeerti June 20, 2011 at 12:32 pm #

    Avinash u r doing sum super wrk continue wid it n keep inspiring us. πŸ™‚

  10. Jaideep June 20, 2011 at 2:14 pm #

    Avinash man No words are coming out of my mouth yaar. πŸ™‚
    Goshh what’s happening πŸ˜‰
    nothing to comment frankly

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