Humility: A Royal Decoration
Analuiza Torres Da Silva – a princess of Kuchipudi Dance –
Probably you’ll still wonder what’s all about “myelin” in here and what connection can be with meditation or Kuchipudi dance.
So, it’s time to absorb & check out the truth from the few excerpts & story below:
“.. supposing you start developing an art in your hand from your very childhood, then you develop the deftness of that particular art, because a kind of a myelin sheath grows on the nerves. In the same way, when you are realized (when Kundalini energy awakens), I would say when you are a newly born person, if you start respecting your attention then gradually you develop a deftness for Sahaja Yoga.” Shri Mataji
“So try Nirmala Vidya [Pure Knowledge – what is truly related to Spirituality and subtle], and that is Humility, which is the myelin sheath of vibrations.
Like every nerve has a myelin sheath covering it, in the same way is the humility, is the myelin sheath.
If you are humble you will win the battle, if you are not, you will be lost.
Then the whole thing will become a joke for you , absolute joke.
If you are humble you can see the stupid, the bhoots [negativity] and all the arrogant as Clowns of this Drama.
“There is a saying in Sanskrit, which is very common: Vidya vinaye na shobhate – that is: ” Even the Knowledge [Vidya], is decorated .. is beautified only through Humility“.
If there is an educated man he has to be a humble person. If he is not a humble person, then he is not educated, at all, in any way. “
Story: The Blind Saint and The King
“I don’t know if I have told you a story about one saint who was meditating and was blind. And a king came there and asked him in a very polite manner and he touched his feet.
[The King] said: “Did you see some people around ?”
[The Saint] said: “Yes. Yes King, my King. Sit down. I saw your servant come in, and then your minister came in, and then the prime minister came in, and then now you have come”.
[The King] said: “You are blind, how did you know ? Through your meditation ?”
[The Saint] said: “No. Common sense”.
[The King] said: “What is the common-sense ?”
[The Saint] said:
” First the servant came in. He said: What, you are bogus fellow sitting down here, wasting your time? He gave me two-three abuses, used bad language, and said: Have you seen any person here?
So I said, no. Then the minister came in. He didn’t abuse me, but he just asked me. Then the prime minister came. He said “Sir” to me… Must have been from England! And might have said also Thank you perhaps ! And then came [you], the king. You were extremely humble. You first touched my feet, you sat down on the mother earth, waited for me to ask you what do you want, and in a very humble way said : If you have heard of people around you because I am blind, so you didn’t say something that would hurt me, in such a humble way asked if I could tell you. But at least hundred and eight names of the Guru you took, before you asked me this. So I know you are the learned, you are the humblest, so you must be the king.”
Shri Mataji continues, seriously- joking:
“Otherwise in those days we never had kings or prime ministers who were box-office actors. Even the public was so innocent that they would not accept such a nonsense, you see. So this was the difference.”
Humility: A Royal Decoration
We have started the article with the beautiful image where Analuiza is so joyfully bowing and picking an (imaginary) flower.
One can easily perceive the transparent message of this so colourful photograph and hopefully experience the sensorial truth of the original title: “Humility is the Myelin Sheath of Vibrations – Story for Kings” and maybe even correct it with this addition: ” Story for Queens too”.
Also I wonder how else one can reach to a Lotus, the royal flower associated with Meditation & Yoga & Spirituality without bowing down, as humble as possible .. and feeling so royally rich in the same time.
Obviously, the Classical Indian Dance represents itself an artful incarnation of spiritual knowledge elements (in Sanskrit: Nirmala Vidya) so let’s make now the direct connection between Humility and Pure Knowledge.
Again with excerpts from the same talk on “Innocence and Humility” by the founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation:
“From this story we have to derive that the more we are learned into Vidya, into the technique of Sahaja Yoga, we have to be humble.
That is our decoration, that is our certificate, that is the path into the entrance of every human being, that is the way we are going to be very close to the other seekers: to be humble, to find out ways and methods of being humble.
This is the key of Nirmala Vidya: how to be humble.”