The Village Play

draupadi1.jpg I really feel blessed that I was born and brought up in a village, where there was no T.V in those days. People ask me, ‘how do you pick up things easily? Of course I somehow pick up things very easily, very quickly. One small fact, its truth. Only two years ago I started speaking English; I studied little bit, which also in mother tongue. I started speaking English when I started coming to America, which was two years ago, 2003 August. They asked me, how do you pick up?  I continuously read. They ask, how do you read so many pages, so many books?

It is just because I never used to watch T.V; T.V straight away destroys your consciousness.

In my village, they used to recite Mahabhatratha, once in a year, for sixty days. In daytime they will tell a story, they will recite the story and nighttime a small drama, Village drama, not organized, trained, arranged people. Four people from that village itself will take the roll and they will play the drama. More than the drama, the mistakes they do will be funny.

So people will all sit and gather. People will all sit and gather and watch. Not for the drama’s sake. The mistakes they do will be really funny. Because, what comes as veena for Saraswathi, same thing will come as gadha for Arjuna, or hanuman. Hanuman will bring the same for gadhayudham; next day Saraswathi will bring the same thing as veena. It’ll be really funny and four or five people only will play all the roles. And Krishna will be an eighty-five year old man, with one stick in his hand and he will not even be able to walk. With the help of somebody he will come, and say, ‘oh Arjuna, stand up.

By the time he says, ‘Arjuna stand up’ he will fall. And it’ll be really funny to watch the whole drama; all the mistakes they do. I used to go and attend the drama every night, and only males can participate; it is done as a ritual also. The people who participate, they have to wear the sacred threads in the hand, and it is done as a ritual. They have to recite those entire poems completely and only males participate in the rituals.

That day the scene is supposed to be the vastrabharana; Dhraupathi vastrabharana – the removing of saree (outer garment worn primarily by Indian women, consisting of several yards of light material that is draped around the body) from Dhraupathi, trying to pull the saree from Draupathi, that’s the scene. And this guy had all the make-up and wore seven thin sarees. According to the scene, Dhuchadhana was supposed to pull six sarees, and by the time he pulls the sixth saree, he has to act as if he has become tired, and he is falling and he has to do some drama, and fall. Then Krishna will appear. And actually, the moment Dhuchadhana is about to fall, Draupathi will shout, “Krishna, Krishna”; then Krishna will appear. I’m remembering the whole scene; then Krishna will appear. Suddenly what happened was, when the scene started Dhuchadhana forgot the count; he forgot the, count. He is supposed to pull seven sarees totally; by the sixth saree, he is supposed to fall. Once he falls, Dhraupadhi will call out for Krishna and then Krishna will jump on to the stage; this is the scene.

This guy, he somehow forgot the number, counting. And he started to pull the seventh saree also. He started pulling the seventh saree also. And Dhraupathi, she is trying to show through her eyes, ‘hey seventh saree, seventh saree’. This guy does not understand; he thought that Dhraupathi was acting nicely, so he kept pulling. Then suddenly Draupathi started beating Dhuchadhana directly, shouting, ‘hey leave my saree, hey leave my saree. It’s my saree, it’s my saree’. Straight away Draupathi attacks Duchadhana. And we are all surprised. Morning, the story says something and evening drama says something different. And straight away he is attacking.

Actually by the sixth saree Dhuchadhana is supposed to fall and Draupathi should cry Krishna, Krishna and, Krishna should jump onto the stage. But Krishna is waiting behind the screen with beedi (Indian cigarette) he is waiting with his beedi, for the call, to jump onto the stage.  He is standing behind the stage, Waiting for Draupathi to call. And Draupathi is shouting, ‘hey Duchadhana, leave my saree’. So Krishna is thinking that the scene is still going on, still the scene is, going on; still the sixth saree is not over. He is thinking standing there, smoking the beedi! This fellow Dhuchadhana, without understanding, finally, and moreover Draupathi kicked him also, so he got so angry, he just pulled the saree completely. Suddenly he saw on the stage, with half female outfit with a pair of shorts this guy is standing. Below male, above female; all female makeup. With the long hair and the facial makeup, like a female, wearing female clothes. Above female outfit and below male outfit. This guy is standing on the stage.

Somehow, this guy is a little spontaneous; suddenly he turned and said, ‘Krishna, just because you can’t come, you made me a male and saved my life. You converted me into male and saved my prestige’. This guy is a spontaneous guy; he managed the whole situation. Because he had to manage the mistake done by Duchadhana, and the mistake done by Krishna, because Krishna had not appeared on the stage as he was supposed to appear, but he was still waiting for the call with the beedi, waiting for Draupathi to call Krishna, Krishna. When you have spontaneity, really you can manage anything. Whenever I remember the word spontaneity, I remember this story.

Unconventional Liberation

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Yogi Ramsuratkumar

It’s a very revolutionary idea which I heard from Yogi Ramsuratkumar; a very revolutionary process. It’s a little unconventional, untraditional. I have seen he would always keep a rope; bunch of rope.

When somebody went to him for liberation and all that, he would completely tie them; he would tie their legs, he would tie their hands, and he would make them sit, sometimes even 24 hours. He would make them sit. And these poor fellows would be sitting five-six hours, and the dedication would be there. You see, for five-six hours you think, “Oh this swami is making me do this”. That dedication will be there and you will sit with patience.

But after ten hours, naturally the patience will wither away. Completely the patience will wither away. Just imagine – ten hours your hands and legs are tied and you are made to sit, and you don’t know when he is going to release you..!

See, if you know that in 24 hours he is going to release you, you will not have a problem. You don’t know when he is going to release you, so within first five-six hours the dedication will be up. That part will be up. Everything is okay. But after ten hours what will happen? That is when the suffocation will start – and especially physical tying up is such a survival thing. Nobody can tolerate more than maximum ten hours; ten hours is the maximum. You can’t tolerate more than that.

Especially the people who come to him for enlightenment are civilized people. They are not traditional trained criminals who are habituated to prison or handcuffs and all that. They are all civilized, cultured people. So ten hours was too much. Then that microcosmic bio-memory, the dedication which they carry in microcosmic bio-memory, will be exhausted.

One fellow gave the promise to him that, “I will not move till you leave me. I won’t bother.” So he sat and really, really, he sat whole day and did not get agitated.

Yogi Ramsuratkumar had a dog. Through the dog he sent word to Narayana Swami.

Narayana Swami was a very famous guru who used manifested the power to see in the mirror! In 2016, Swamiji began giving his own gurukul students this power. They will see in the mirror and show, using the power of the third eye. With the oneness that they experience with Swamiji, gurukul students create a triangle of ergy between themselves, Swamiji and you, as if each were connected by rod of light. 

When he came,  Yogi Ramsuratkumar he said in a very casual way, “Eh… show him what is happening in his house with his wife.”

Narayana Swami applied the anjanam on the mirror and showed that that lady was having an affair with somebody. This fellow’s only attachment was with  his wife. So Narayana Swami showed that the TV showed very clearly that his wife was having an affair with somebody. So immediately that engram got agitated. That agitation happened, got awakened, and this fellow immediately wanted to go to the house. He started telling, ‘Leave my rope, leave everything, I want to go there!’

Somehow Ramsuratkumar was able to slowly talk to him, “Now tell me, you gave the promise that you will work ’till the end. Now, I only brought and awakened this agitation. Now even if you go, what are you going to do? What can be done? Nothing can be done. So understand, this is the bio-memory in which you are stuck.”

Ramsuratkumar showing through Narayan Swami’s mirror to this guy. He made that person experience the silence – he calls it as a mouna – means the pulse rate becoming zero. He would check it from this point and that point and I saw that person, that devotee, experienced mouna. You will be surprised – after one day that devotee went back to the house, the wife was not in the house which the mirror showed. At that time and that day which he saw, his wife was not even in that house! The mirror showed a lie!

Understand, what that mirror showed was a lie. So that guy came back. Fortunately, I was there when that guy came back again for next darshan.

Then he asked, “Neither she was in that place nor that affair was going on, it was a lie. Why did you do it? How did you do it?”

And Ramsuratkumar was laughing; that’s all. That was his answer. I don’t know what understanding you will have out of this. Means, he simply created the whole scene! That’s the punch line! And he had one assistant to create that  lie. You understand? He simply created the whole thing in that mirror through Narayana Swami’s help, because Narayana Swami is well known for this; he can show anything. So finally it boiled down to what? He just worked on his engram, and the information shown to him was not even a fact. It was not even a fact.

But of course, to play these kind of risky games, you need a tremendous understanding between the master and disciple. If something cracks even in one place, what will happen? If that fellow had rushed there and suddenly seen that neither she was there nor the other person was there, he would lose complete trust over this person, the master and everything, and it would become a big ruckus. And when you lose trust over this kind scenes, you will not only never come back to this master, you will never go to any other master for three-four janmas – like a cat which once boils its tongue with hot milk will never go near the milk again. It is a big risk only. But he was successful. He was successful. He had an infrastructure, a dedicated disciple. In one day he put that guy into the mouna state. He calls nirvikalpa samadhi as mouna state. He put that person in mouna.