Friday, October 17, 2014

Gurudev, how to transform thoughts into actions with the same enthusiasm of the thought itself?

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:
Look, don’t sit and think too much. When a thought comes to do something, and there is enthusiasm, then you cannot keep quiet, because that is whatenthusiasm is.
When a thought comes along with enthusiasm, it automatically translate to action, and there is no delay in this.
What is important is, don't be lethargic. If you have a good thought but you are lethargic, then that means there is no enthusiasm.
Enthusiasm itself is the medium that translates thought into action.
This is why, if you want to do something, then instead of doing it alone, do it in a group of two to three people. So even if your enthusiasm goes down, the others will pull your hand and take you forward.
Sometimes, motivation or a push from someone also helps the enthusiasm to go up. So whether it is studies, or some practice, do it as a group of three to four people.
Today, on my way here, I was thinking that we should start some music classes two to three times a week. Whoever wants to learn music, can come here and learn.
Every Saturday and Sunday we can keep classes. How many of you would like to learn music if we do that?
Many of you come here, instead of wasting your time loitering here and there, sit and learn the tabla, harmonium, flute, etc., and keep yourself busy. It is good to learn.
We can also have some classes for learning the Shastras (scriptures); Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, etc. We can hold weekly classes in the Ashram. People should keep learning and doing something.
You should do seva and do this as well. This doesn’t mean that you stop doing seva and just start playing the flute. That is not acceptable. Seva is a must.

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