I was quite lucky to enroll in Manthan without having completed Chetna.

I had taken home support for 3 weeks by NV Life. It really helped me. Post which I was asked if I would attend Manthan. By that time my skepticism about the processes were diminishing and faith in the book Meditation-The Cure was growing. I was so excited to attend Manthan I said yes right away.

First day when I met everyone in the evening, I judged most of them; despite not knowing them well or not even having met many of them ever before. As Manthan progressed I was able to connect with some of my batch mates and coaches and was able to unknowingly ground my EGO a little bit.

It opened the door to a new journey, where I was entering a maze. I always would like to know before hand as to where I am headed towards or where do I take the next leap. But this time I was fearless and curious. So, I leaped and experienced a new dimension of life which was unknown to me earlier.

Last two days of Manthan were like a wonder world for me. It was the first time I was enjoying my solitude even amidst people, without judgement. That time I felt like I am with 20 beautiful peers. I felt like a real human, in a true sense. Less selfish, yet more in love with myself.

Post Manthan the euphoria died a little bit, but the flame is still burning ….

A simple thanks is not enough for Naveen Sir, the coaches and my batch mates. But I will try to become a better human (as per nature) in true sense.

I think that would be the right way to convey my gratitude towards Naveen Sir!

Amit Agarwal

Responses

While drawing our algorithm, we start with identifying our symptoms. Do we look at our symptoms of today or from our childhood? Our tendencies also seem like they are about today and not from our childhood. How should I interpret this?

You can start with identifying your symptoms today and make your Algorithm identifying your Lack, Tendency and Pattern. It may seem like the tendencies are loud and clear today. This is only because as an adult, you are either more aware of it, or the tendency is more pronounced. However, if you go back to that age group of 7-14, you will find that the same tendency existed back then as well.  

For example – your lack is abandonment and so your tendency is need to prove/ excel. As an adult, you try extremely hard to prove yourself at work, but maybe as a ten-year-old you wanted to make sure that you win a colouring competition or feel worthy by collecting the maximum number of berries or fruits. 

 So, you would notice how the nature of tendency existed even back then – sometimes subtly, sometimes pronounced. It is just a matter of developing sensitivity to recognize it in that time and space. However, you can always work with current scenarios. 

Now that I have made my algorithm and have identified my lack, what do I do with this? Do I have to re-visit my childhood?

In every moment of disappointment – current or past, you can experience the lack. There are two ways to attend to the lack, once identified – 

  1.  You may simply keep your Algorithm/Lack in awareness by writing the events of the current time and go into breathing 
  2. You can revisit your childhood and write about moments that you experienced the Lack/Algorithm and once you have written a few events (in detail), you may lay down and begin to observe your breath. 

In either of the processes, your Algorithm/lack is in your complete awareness and observing your breath after this would only bring an expansion in your awareness. 

After finding my LTP and mapping my algorithm, I can see how I have suffered in my childhood and continue to do so. What can I do to remedy this and reverse my suffering?

 Since you are seeking the cure, you must know that state of meditation is the state of cure. The more you are in this state, the more you move towards light, thus curing your suffering.  

All the things which come into your awareness, must now be attended to by Observing your breath. For process of attending to what has surfaced, refer to Ques no 8 

Now that I have made my algorithm and have identified my lack, what do I do with this? Do I have to re-visit my childhood?

In every moment of disappointment – current or past, you can experience the lack. There are two ways to attend to the lack, once identified – 

  1.  You may simply keep your Algorithm/Lack in awareness by writing the events of the current time and go into breathing 
  1. You can revisit your childhood and write about moments that you experienced the Lack/Algorithm and once you have written a few events (in detail), you may lay down and begin to observe your breath. 

In either of the processes, your Algorithm/lack is in your complete awareness and observing your breath after this would only bring an expansion in your awareness.