Take Initiative in your Transformation


As a seeker, we have a number of things to do. We have to catch up on our act. If we sit still, nothing is going to happen. The past karmas would just push us, here, there and everywhere, so we really need to take initiative. We need to hold the rope firmly. Swami Vivekananda said to let go of the rope, but first we have to hold the rope; the rope of that desire that will help us to transform. Ultimately we will let it go. The rope that Swami Vivekanda was saying to let go was really the detachment; detach yourself, let go of that which binds you, but do not let go of the desire to transform yourself, to stay on the path and to sustain your discipline. This is what we need to do as a seeker. Sri Vasudeva

Role of Curiosity & Desire

What is required in this journey is curiosity and desire to really understand the Consciousness. Because if you don’t have that deep curiosity or desire, how will you learn? For learning, curiosity is extremely important, and a desire to investigate and to know — a desire that is so strong that it consumes your mind. And if you reflect on what I have just said, you will see why we don’t learn. The curiosity may not be strong enough; the desire to investigate may not be strong enough because we are distracted by other things. So if you really want to make a shift, and if you really want to evolve in consciousness, you need to have that curiosity and desire to investigate so strong that it holds your mind; that it holds your interest. Sri Vasudeva


Desire Can be a Ladder to Freedom

Sri Vasudeva:

We need to very careful about the things we dislike, to not allow them to preoccupy our minds, because they bind us to the world. We need to be able to be aware of our desires, to see how they hold us, drive us, how we become caught up in them and then how we can create the desires that are required to lead us to freedom. Desire is like a ladder that can help us to climb out of bondage and can lead us to ultimate freedom.