T – Traffic Control | 6 Ways to Deal with Stress | Web Series Ep 3/7 | Pujya Gurudevshri Rakeshbhai

T – Traffic Control | 6 Ways to Deal with Stress | Web Series Ep 3/7 | Pujya Gurudevshri Rakeshbhai


So now, the next – at least
say the spelling, Please spell ‘Stress’.
(S-T-R-E-S-S) Okay so ‘S’ is over. Now we are on?
‘T’ So, next star – ‘T’
‘T’ for Traffic Control. Incidents happen and you have to
think about them but you overthink. And when you overthink, you start
over experiencing your emotions. So, when you overthink,
there is a traffic…? (Control) No, jam. Traffic control is the solution.
There is a traffic jam. You know what is a
traffic jam? One car here, one here,
means you are just stuck. You just can’t
move even an inch. If there is traffic control, If there is a lot of traffic, but
if the traffic is controlled, You will say, “There is
traffic, but it is moving.” Then you are not irritated. A traffic jam means the road
is clear a little ahead, But you can’t move
forward from here. Traffic jam is one thing,
traffic control is another thing, The problem is traffic jam,
the solution is traffic control. Very clear? There are 4 states of mind. 1) Wandering Mind – you understand
this, or you want me to explain? Because I think all your minds are
wandering only, you don’t need. I can just show a mirror and
you will understand. You are sitting in bhakti, but the mind is not
even coming; only the tongue is reciting. So, wandering.
You understand that. 2) Fluctuating It comes, stays for 1 minute,
again goes. In Marathi it is called ‘yatayat’.
I don’t know much. Yatayat – yat – comes,
aat – goes; comes and goes. Everyone would be experiencing this
as well. It does come sometimes. You are sitting in satsang, suddenly you
are so engrossed, suddenly you are out. Suddenly, you come back. So in the other one,
you are not coming only. You are wandering outside only.
Here, out-in; out-in, that way. So that is called
the Fluctuating State. 3) Contemplative State Rushabh is sitting in the satsang. And he is thinking, ‘During this
vacation, which clothes will I wear?’ ‘Which t-shirt will I wear?’
And for 40 minutes in the satsang, He was very, very contemplative, focused,
staying for 40 minutes without wandering, Or fluctuating, he has decided,
‘On Sunday, I will wear blue,’ ‘On Monday, I will wear green.’ So, you could stay in 1 object,
you could stay for 45 minutes. But that was not needed here. You can go home and do this exercise.
Here, you had to be with me. While playing football, for 2 hours, you are
actually meditating only on the ball, right? At that time, you did not
remember God. You did not remember
your girlfriend. Nothing. It’s not wandering.
It’s not fluctuating. It is very, very contemplative.
But that was not what you wanted. 4) Meditative You are focused on
what you want to. I am chanting the mahamantra:
Sahajatmaswaroop Paramguru. And I am exactly over here. 4 states of mind: (1) Wandering, 2) Fluctuating,
3) Contemplative, 4) Meditative) Very good. And just don’t
jump into meditation. ‘I want to achieve the
no-mind state. No thoughts.’ Close your eyes – thoughts,
thoughts, thoughts… ‘I want to do the no-mind
meditation.’ Nothing. Stepping back – stepping back
– you go ahead! Does this happen or not? If there is dust accumulated here,
and you say, “Let’s clean it.” So your purpose is cleaning. And your
actions show the cleansing process. But you realise there is so
much dust flying around in the air. I came to clean it, but there
is so much in the air. That is what happens. When you start something beautiful,
first, the negative will come out. And you have to be
ready, be patient. Don’t worry. Wrong thoughts, dirty thoughts. But once it is dusted, then
it will become clean, right? So don’t worry. One person is coming to me, He had learnt
meditation from me, So, I said, “Are you continuing?
Are you practising?” He replied, “I practised for 1 month.” “I had so many wrong thoughts,
so many thoughts, that I stopped.” I said, “Wow! Do you stop everything,
in which thoughts come?” “Don’t you have thoughts while driving?
Don’t you have thoughts while eating?” “Then why don’t you stop driving?
Why don’t you stop eating?” “And when they come in meditation,
why do you stop doing it?” You understand? You become so impatient,
‘This is not my cup of tea.’ ‘I must be a very, very impure soul.
I just can’t do this.’ Everyone’s start was like this. So, there was a great fellow
Chanakya, you must have heard. So, Chanakya was running away from
the enemies, he was in the forest, He saw one hut. There was
an old lady there. So he was saying, “Ma, may
I get something to eat.” “Some food, I am very hungry.” She said, “Yes, yes, I have hot
khichdi (rice-lentil mix).” It is a nice dish.
Very hot khichdi. Chanakya was so hungry, he put his hand
in the middle of that steaming khichdi, Obviously, he burnt himself. And you
know what that old lady is saying? “You are as foolish
as Chanakya.” She didn’t know
this was Chanakya. “You are as foolish as Chanakya,
you can’t do like that.” He got a shock. “Why are you
telling Chanakya foolish? Why?” “Because Chanakya starts from the centre,
he should start from the border.” If you start eating khichdi from the
border, it is a little cooler there. So, you have to start from the
border and then slowly go in the middle. “He directly attacks the
capital of his enemy.” “No, he should start
from the border.” Even you have to start
slowly in your meditation. First, just work on
your sitting posture. How much can you sit still? Like this. How many
minutes can you sit? 10 minutes? Okay, from tomorrow 12 minutes.
Only 2 minutes you increase. That’s it. Only focus on this.
Don’t focus on ‘no-mind.’ You have to go slowly –
from the border to the centre. Then suppose you get a mantra,
or breath awareness, or whatever. Just focus on that. Finally, that will happen, you will
just be able to witness your thoughts, And at one point,
there will be no thoughts. Cloudless sky. You understand?
Traffic Control.

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