Wednesday, August 26, 2009

10 things I loved about Rajima

I mentioned about Rajima in my previous blog entry but realized one blog entry is not sufficient for a great person like her. So, here is another one dedicated to her.
  • She was always on time, even for the satsang she was on time. Senior/traveling teachers coming to satsang on time is pretty much unheard of. Also, she spent the whole time from beginning to end in the satsang and participated every moment.
  • She was very graceful; she was literally oozing with grace
  • She paid attention to the whole class, even the last benchers
  • She was strict with her rules and showed no mercy and no excuses. Even the assisting Austin teachers were not spared
  • She followed the rules she put in place for the course. When she asked us to cook and bring food the course, she herself had done the same
  • Her simplicity
  • She was natural and in "SELF" all the time. Her energy levels were always high
  • She spent a lot of time talking about prevention of animal cruelty, all other part-1 courses I have attended there used to be restriction on non vegetarian food only during the course but Rajima spent lot of time on why we should avoid animal products (not only for food).
  • She never in the course mentioned about her guru but referred only to her master. On the last day of the course she mentioned presence that of a "satguru" is one of the essential things for higher "prana" or life force in life
  • She is the first Art of Living teacher (atleast from what I have seen) who expressed concern about environemt and is doing a lot of efforts to save the same. I remember the email going around talking about making the course eco-friendly, I was skeptical, but she proved me wrong.

The 10 things aren’t in any order, just a list.
In the end it was wonderful spending time with her.

1 comment:

selva said...

I agree with you Manju. She is one among the few "Senior" teachers who really inspired me. Anyone can talk knowledge, only few know what they talk and only fewer live the knowledge and she is one.