Kriya Notes – Part 3
The following instructions were not in my notes. New generation of teachers must have got “less-connected”, so things had to be spelt out for them!
8. (Note: It is not so important how hard we do the rhythms, but that we stay with the rhythms. However, we do not give this as a general instruction, because some people may hardly do the Sudarshan Kriya at all. But if someone is trying too hard, then we tell them individually to “relax, do it easily”.)
9.(Note: Teachers should know that big circles means “deeper breath”.)
My notes don’t have this one either:
“Use a Sudarshan Kriya tape made by Guruji. (This will ensure the proper intonations, rhythms and number of circles, and it will allow you to put your full attention upon the group members.)”
Were some teachers using a different SK tape? Or giving the Kriya instruction themselves?!
“Don’t feel obligated to answer questions or give explanations. Just say, “it’s good”, or “it’s fine”. Just say, “good”, no matter what they say.”
Does it Sound familiar to any of you who have taken an AOL course? Sorry, was part of our training!
Now this one is interesting:
” In the first courses you teach by yourself, instruct no more than ten people. Even with more teachers and experience, the course maximum is twenty. The minimum for a course is 8 people.”
So how come there is so much pressure on the teachers to teach bigger and bigger courses? Minimum 100, minimum 75, minimum 108! Surely you have all seen boastings in esatsang about 108 people or 1008 people courses!! I have heard teachers being promoted in TRMs(Teachers Refresher Meetings) because their first course had 100 people in it or teachers being put on pedestal for having big courses. Those with small courses were told they need to do their Sadhna regularly and connect better to the Guru or repeat TTC; that their doubts about possibility of big courses were due to their low Prana. That they need to let go of doership and surrender more, etc.
Also my SK notes say: “The minimum for a course is 4 people”. So have they now increased minimum numbers to 8? What is the latest?
Mind you, I have seen some desperate teachers teaching even to 2 people! Anyone out there who knows of a course to a single person?
I also wonder if the instructions re the course numbers were revealed to RS alongside Kriya or does he just make them up as he goes?!
“During Sudarshan Kriya It is not necessary for you to say “So Ham” or to clap. Leave it to the tape. Just observe all participants with alertness, especially their throats and chests (like watching pancakes).”
Now I don’t think SriSri would have used pancakes to illustrate his point, do you?! Wouldn’t it be nice if those who co-edited these notes with SriSri come forward and enlighten us?!
“ 8. Keep your voice soft and gentle. Never sound impatient or urgent.”
Mine had this additional comment next to the above sentence:
“Don’t be afraid. This is the test of your faith. Be confident. Whatever happens is for good.”
Implying that if something went wrong would be due to lack of our faith!
Now because my SK notes didn’t have the following instructions:
“1. Don’t eat with people on introductory course, but you may stay and talk with them.
2. Do not leave for lunch if someone is very rough, let them eat and rest. Stay with them.
3. If someone has cancer, don’t eat with them.
4. If someone has AIDS, take a shower and change your clothes.”
I have eaten lunch with people on the basic courses, even those who had cancer! I mean, come on, even if I did have the above instructions, it would have been extremely rude of me not to eat food with others and like arrogant adv. course teachers demand that I should be served in my room privately by at least two fine looking angels!
And what is wrong with eating with people who do have cancer? Even if the teacher doesn’t eat with them, how about the other students? How about their families? I didn’t know cancer is an infectious illness!
And what was that about taking a shower and change clothes if a student has AIDS? I mean, the teacher is teaching them a course, not having intercourse with them!
I am so glad my Kriya notes didn’t have the above instructions. God knows which egg-head added them on?!
“Do not teach those under 16 years of age (North America) or 14 years of age (India). There is a different Sudarshan Kriya for children up to this age.”
Do Indian kids mature sooner than American kids or do they get stressed more?
In summary, I saw these notes for what they were, part of Sri Sri’s mind control programme for enslaving his teachers. And no wonder he gives these notes only after aspiring teachers have been put through a rigorous brain-washing programme, complete with usual cult techniques, whispering Sri Sri’s divinity to them while subjected to lack of sleep. What is not written in notes, is what is given to students orally, stories of Sri Sri’s ability to control nature, to produce different fragrances, the ability to read people’s minds, to know their past and their future, the ability to heal people, the ability to be present in several places at once, the ability to hear plants, and so on and so on. That though can be subject of another post!