Is it important to to get up early in the morning to be in spiritual path?
Dear Gurudev, I put the alarm at 4 a.m. in the morning and after hearing the alarm, I switch it off and go to sleep again. This attitude of mine does not allow me to be systematic. How important is it on the spiritual path to get up early in the morning?
Have good sleep, and whenever you wake up, that time you sit and meditate. But for people undergoing the Teachers Training Program here, it is a different story! At least during the teachers training, these 15 days you have to do your Padmasadhana in a group, so you have to let the alarm ring and wake up with that! But go to bed early also!
You will find the Teachers Training Program so transformational. A lot happens during the Pre-TTP, but you will see how each step will take you forward. Remember, I don’t want our teachers to be raw, I want our teachers to be the light houses of society. Each one of you is like the honeycomb of the society. You are going to bring about transformation in hundreds and thousands of people, and that is why you have to be strong yourself. We will strengthen you so much, internally and externally, that the smile on your face does not vanish in any situation. You do not get shaken come what may and you remain happy and joyful. And whatever you wish for will also happen effortlessly.
We have infinite possibilities within us, we don’t use them. We have to recognize and awaken these possibilities. One who is awake can wake everyone else up. So, there will be some wonderful classes. During the training itself you become so strong.
It is sheer luck that our organization has good teachers. All teachers are good, maybe one percent needs a little more time, but most of them are very strong. This is a big thing. We have a large number of teachers who are living the example. It is better to keep that one percent margin, to play safe (laughter).We cannot intervene in this world of karma and maya; it is inexplicable.
Note – Its an excerpt of Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji’s satsang at Art of Living.