The Pure Heart of Spiritual Students – Podcast Ep. 4

The Pure Heart of Spiritual Students – Podcast Ep. 4

– [Sadhvi Siddhali Shree] Jai Siddhatma, everyone, this is Sadhvi Siddhali Shree
here with my spiritual teacher Acharya Shree Yogeesh. Acharya Shree is a
respected enlightened one who has helped thousands of souls progress on their spiritual path and move towards liberation. Welcome back to his podcast
and thank you for tuning in. Welcome back, Acharya Shree. – Thank you. – [Sadhvi Siddhali Shree] Always happy to
and humbled to be in your presence and learn from you. – Thank you. – [Sadhvi Siddhali Shree] So to continue
in the podcast episode, last episode we were talking about what are the symptoms of
the real spiritual student and the last time you
said that it was devotion, that’s one of the main symptoms
of being a real student. So can you dive deeper
into the other symptoms of what you feel is a real student? – Yeah, there are a few other symptoms. A real student you can
identify them very clearly. The real student, they have a pure heart. Pure heart means full of love, full of compassion, full of devotion and full of purity. And purity doesn’t come just to come. It has to be innocence behind it. ‘Til people are innocent,
their heart is still polluted Innocent people it’s very
difficult to find it. Innocent doesn’t mean ignorant people. Innocent means like a child
looking innocence kind of, when you see the child
looks like innocent, pure. In that sense, the pure heart is required to be the real student. And if it goes up and down emotions, heart cannot be full of emotions really because emotions can go up and down. It means they react,
they go down, they go up, like ripples, the high tides. So that is polluted heart, and polluted heart cannot take it. The reality, the truth. The other symptom of the real student is many people they think they have to have lot of knowledge. It doesn’t require knowledge, pure heart. A baby doesn’t have a knowledge yet. Whatever it feels, whatever
it experience, realize, baby smiles, baby cries, that has nothing to do with knowledge. Knowledge is good in many ways that your own intellectual
level, intelligent, your intellect works very well. It means your instrument like the mind is very well shaped and
very well developed. You can grasp the
knowledge quickly, easily, and very fast. But those people not necessarily they can be on spiritual path. Most of scientist, they begin to think they are very knowledgeable
and intellectual level and they are becoming
more and more atheist. Instead of becoming spiritual,
they become atheist. So it is not necessary
knowledge can save you. Knowledgeable person can be a
student, cannot be a student. But the person who says I know nothing, I am like a fully unknown, I don’t know anything, I am just ignorant. Other symptom I tell that they are like a blank slate. When person is fully blank
slate, that is the real student because now teacher whatever
he wants to write on, it will be written. And that student will
progress very quickly because there is no way to compare. Because if you have a lot of knowledge, a teacher is telling you something, you begin to compare in to your mind. Mind can create a lot of trouble, and knowledge can create a lot of trouble. So it is better be without
knowledge in that sense. If you are begin to compare
then you never going to learn and it will go to your mind, everything. The real student, they
don’t live in their head, they live in their heart. And they have a pure vision. They’re not polluted. Who is really polluted, I
can give you symptom too. There is in Digambar sect, it’s Jain sect. They consider Acharya, his
name is Kundakunda Acharya. Strange name, KundaKunda. Kunda means like not intelligent at all, but his name is Kundakunda. They call it Kundakunda,
and Digambar they think this is the most intellectual
person on the earth. He wrote in his book one, Dansan bhattha bhattha. Dansan bhattha na sijjhanti. Siddhanti chariya bhattha Dansan bhattha na sijjhanti. He said that who is polluted,
whose heart is polluted, who is … dansan bhattha. Dansan means your vision, your grasping power. You have a vision, not
this vision–your eyes. Your right understanding. When you have a right
vision to go on the path, to go on the straight path. It means your vision is
not polluted, you know it. Your knowing is not polluted. When your knowing is not polluted, you have a really right vision. So if you have a right
vision, you are not polluted. But if you don’t have right vision, you are just depend on
what other people says. So that you are polluted. Because you don’t have your own vision. If the student, if that
student doesn’t have his or her own vision it means
it is not a real student. KundaKunda said that this is a possibility that chariya bhattha sijjhanti. That the person who is
polluted by character, by conduct, is a possibility
that person can change, can improve his or her own conduct, or his or her own behavior,
or his or her own character. Is a possibility that person can be sijjhanti, means can cross the ocean of suffering. Is a possibility but
dansan bhattha na sijjhanti, that who’s polluted by the vision never going to be liberated. So the right vision is very
important for the student. If they don’t have right vision, they don’t know where to go. They get trapped into the
fake teachers, mostly, because they don’t have
their own right vision. They may be full of knowledge,
but not right vision. Right vision is lacking,
everything is lacking. So the right vision is first thing, not right knowing even. Knowledge is not first thing,
knowledge maybe secondary. But if it’s your right vision, right vision will take
you out of pollution and your heart become too pure. Your heart becomes, and the
student become real innocent. Real purity enter into their heart when the vision is right. So the vision is the very important. If people are not visionary,
they don’t know what to do. And that’s what I mention also, knowledge is not required much. Vision is required. Not knowing anything,
not reading any books, not collecting lot of
billions of information that person has possibility
to still be liberated and on the spiritual path
and it happened in the past. It happen the present, it
will happen in the future too. I give an example. One person it is not more than 100 years, within 100 years it really happen. One man he came to a monk and he said I want to be a monk, and I’m ready for it, I am
ready to renounce everything, I am ready to burn my house, I’m ready to detach. He said okay. The teacher, he initiated him. He became a monk and teacher
tried to give him lesson. In the morning he gives,
in the evening he forgets. He teaches, he try to teach
him little discipline, he forget everything what he teaches. He tried six month, one year,
to teach him but he forgets. It doesn’t mean he doesn’t
want to put efforts in it. He was putting efforts but
somehow it doesn’t stay with him, his memory. And finally he ask the
teacher, can you please give me something, technique,
which I can be liberated? I am a real student, I am a real seeker. But I don’t know how to do it. I cannot memorize things. The teacher was very simple. He said, “Hey simplest way is,
why don’t you start sweeping this place? This is the broom, it
doesn’t hurt the bugs, it doesn’t hurt any living thing
and you can start sweeping.” And he start sweeping, he
followed the teacher said was, day and night whenever he’s
awake he just sweep, sweep. People come, he sweeps. Any monks comes there, the
whole monastery he sweeps. He doesn’t do anything, he
sweeps and all of his time goes to sweeping. Sweeping the floor, sweeping the place. Because in those days, floors
were not concrete that much. They were more like more dirty kind of dust. So he used to speak, he
used to sweep all the time, all the time. One month, two month, six month
here, two year, few years. Sweeping sweeping, now he begin to see that there are lot of living
being crawling on the ground, crawling on the floor
where people are walking. And he tells, “Please, this side, this side.” And they said well there
is, we don’t see anything. He begin to see, and when
his teacher didn’t see it. Even the advanced
technology didn’t see it. He begin to see he went too
much deep into sweeping. He sweep all of his karma. That’s what called right vision. He didn’t know anything, he
cannot memorize anything. No scriptures are needed
on the spiritual path. If you have a right vision,
if you have a pure heart, and if you are ready for it
and you are like a blank slate you are real student. And what happen after that. As soon as he sees
everywhere living being, his teacher was coming one day. It was at night. Even though he was sweeping
to walk, to go in the dark, he said but can you go this side? But I sweep it, even
you sweep you are still lot of living being there. And there are hundreds. He say, how do you see in the dark? Did you have anything happen to you? He got enlightened by sweeping and there was no knowledge in his mind. It didn’t require knowledge. When you intensively go
deep into your innocence, in your heart, into your
purity, you can burn, you can sweep, mountain-like karma. And karma is dark, which is blocking you. As soon as that is
gone, that is swept away and you get enlightened. The teacher still not
enlightened, but this innocent, pure right vision person got enlightened. So it is so many examples I can give. But everything goes to your pure heart. If you are pure, innocent,
and you have right vision I can guarantee you
those are the symptoms, strong symptom you are a real student. – [Sadhvi Siddhali Shree] Acharya Shree,
you’re talking about purity of the heart and becoming innocent and it seems pretty easy by words. But what are the
difficulties a real student will experience to purify their heart? What are examples of
impurities of the heart because it sounds nice but it seems
very difficult to achieve. – Yeah, the impurities of
the heart are emotions. People are full of emotions. Like anger, suppose,
anger is an emotion. Anger is an emotion, and
love, what people call. That it is love, I love this
person, I love this animal. This is emotion. If something happened to that
animal, you begin to cry. Crying comes through the emotion. Otherwise crying doesn’t come. The emotions, they are like
kshayas, like anger, ego, and like deceitfulness, greediness. Or there is hate, jealousy,
violence, negativity. This is all emotions,
they pollute the heart and these are all impurities. What you have to do, you need
a little soap to clean them. The soap of the samyam, means discipline. If you discipline, if
you know that you need to wake up four o’clock. No matter what happen,
you wake up four o’clock. That’s what you need to do. So that is the way people begin to think that they are washing their impurities and when the impurities are washed, the pure heart is already there. Just we need to wash it, that pollution like we wash our clothes,
we wash our face, we wash our body. Same way we can wash those pollution which is dormant into your
heart full of emotions, full of anger, full of jealousy,
hate, negativity, violence, and whatever lower
qualities you can count. There are hundreds of it. So those things you need to wash them. You need soap, the soap is a
samyama. and the samyama will wash it fully and clean you and your
heart will be again pure. – [Sadhvi Siddhali Shree] And the person
to get the soap from is from the master, right? – Yeah, I always sell the soap. Soap of samyama, soap of tapa also. Tapa is another one is austerity or tapasya a kind of fasting, and
meditation, that kind of soap. I always sell, I am a seller, good seller. – [Sadhvi Siddhali Shree] Oh my, goodness. What do you think when you see the students in front of
you and they’re trying to achieve purity of heart
and devotion and all of these and become the real student. In your opinion, what’s
the number one thing that continues to block them? The number one thing. – Number one thing is I still say vision. Their vision is not right yet. They have no way where to go. Someone has to guide it, they’re lacking in their life, guidance. If there is no guidance, you cannot straighten out their vision. – [Sadhvi Siddhali Shree] And what’s the
reason for lacking vision? – Lacking vision is because they are into their head too much. And when they are into
too much their head, they have this tendency to compare himself or herself that
how high, how qualified, how this and that I am. So that is a real blockages. And those blockages they
don’t let the person go down from head to heart. – [Sadhvi Siddhali Shree] Thank you, Acharya
Shree. And I know there’s several
symptoms of a real student so we’ll continue in this podcast series so this way you can dive deeper into it. So, Mathen Vandami, Acharya Shree and thank you again to
everyone that’s joining us for our podcast. Please be sure to subscribe to YouTube, follow us on Facebook,
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you’re the real student so maybe you just need
that little push from him and you need that guidance in your life. So continue to check back so this way he can help you move forward
on your spiritual path and this way you can achieve
the real goal–your soul. – Thank you. Jai Siddhatma. Jai Siddhatma.


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  2. so i swept today too and killed a centipede….and as much as i want to be libarated i was kinda happy i killed cause i knew if i hadnt it would be crawling around my house and i am terrified of centipedes…i couldnt sleep if i knew it was there….its really a dilemma with house bugs….especially i hate cockroaches i am terrifed and disgusted with them and i will kill them if i see them….how much karma will i get from killing cockroaches and what to do about them if you moved into an infested place?

  3. As usual very bright lesson, it really shows how much right is the guru, such acharyas are so rare on earth nowadays. The relationship of a teacher and student is like a seeker seeking nothing to become wise so as to be emptied of the mind acquired activities. The guru knows it well that the student should not be taught but simply guided to cause him to self realization.
    Thanks again for your bright teachings. Truth seeking in this actual world is like searching a needle in heap of straws, but the right student always finds the perfect guru. Jai sidhatma.

  4. So basically what he is saying is that you need to be almost fully enlightened before you can even become a student…

  5. Excellent!, your vision is very important, reason i would recommend staying off social media these computers and other devices emit frequencies that alter your mind state. its hard to be anything with a twisted mind.

  6. Could you please upload videos more frequently on this channel because I really like Acharya Shree's teachings and advice but I waited a really long time for the new uploads.

  7. Just another narcissist, like his pet narcissist in Riverside. He must have had a horrendous childhood trauma to be in such denial and have to manufacture this identity.

  8. Dear Guru. Thank you so much for your utubes. I'm having a serious situation that a awful decree against me. I'm very serious I've tried so hard to make amends in everyway I can praying fasting. Repentance good deeds I don't smoke drink no Meds try to be mindful of my thoughts and words which is hard to keep pure minded ..
    This decree is not good. I'm having dreams. Which I don't usually have. Not bad ones but warning ones .. That are frightening. I need a high
    Enlightened teacher like you to protect me from this council or ? That is against me. I've tried everything nothing seems to be working
    Please dear Guru. Please help me …I know you have the power to make this change for me that I live a long healthy life prosperous
    I'm reasonably healthy this decree was made against me by some council Thank you

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