Kindness for Reals
Shambhavi gives us the lowdown on kindness, the greatest spiritual power. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi.
FIRST WORDS FROM THE PODCAST
One time, I was doing some very intense sadhana. Some other realm beings started coming to me and looking for help in my dreams and also not in my dreams. These were beings who were in a state of suffering. Some were animals. Some were hungry ghosts. Because I was doing the sadhana every day very intensely, I was sending out these prayers for beings to be released from these sufferings, some beings were coming to me and looking for relief. And then when they would show up in my dreams, sometimes I just had no idea what I was supposed to do. First of all, the teacher who gave me this practice never said that this would happen. I had never been given any instructions about, you know, what do you do when a suffering hungry ghost shows up and asks you for help! That wasn’t in the manual. But most of the time, when I didn’t know what to do, something would just come out of my mouth, or I would do something, and it was just a gesture of kindness. What I learned from that was that kindness is the great solvent of karma.