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#1 Nov 11th, 2018, 09:36
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Where can I stay in Rishikesh as a teen runaway? Before everyone starts saying you are going to hurt your parents, I am running away to Rishikesh in search of answers to my questions.
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Hope you have some silent corner at your home/ or a dedicated room for your use. Use that place to calm yourself, try to meditate.
Ask the questions to yourself and try to find out the answers. Sometimes there could be multiple answers. Use your rationale to resolve.

Read Books of Swami Vivenkananda or any other renowned Philosopher. Read and read and read. And try to find the answers from their books if you need guidance.

Rishikesh and all are full of fake people. Avoid those places and those people.

And ultimately you are the driver, propeller, prime mover of your life. The answers coming out of your own self are the best answers. These books can be good guide for- how to throw questions and how to find out the answers. Hope you understand what I mean.
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How would you know if the answer given to your question is correct?
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"Who can say where the road goes
Where the day flows, only time"...
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Running away is never the answer. You can never run away from who you are. 

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Originally Posted by Sasha12003 View Post I am running away to Rishikesh in search of answers to my questions.
There are no answers in Rishikesh, but it sure has same exploiters and scammers as the place you are running from, in fact, much more. If you are dumb and with closed mind, such places will have many gurus to talk nonsense and put you in awe, but you would not have moved any worthwhile inch in life.

But if you want some logical and helpful answers to your questions, then do yourself a favour, find answers in you own home or place of education with help from anyone close to you. Involve people in discussion about what you want. If there are no such people, there are always some good psychiatrist to help out.

As to your question about where to stay as teen runaway, I have not seen any board anywhere that says 'teen runaway not allowed', so stay wherever you feel like staying. Find a place as close to nature as possible, nature in all its glory provides many answers automatically.
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Originally Posted by Sasha12003 View Post I am running away to Rishikesh in search of answers to my questions.
Why ? What is there in Rishikesh ? Certainly you know something, that we do not know ?
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There are thousands of teens who run away and land up in my neighborhood. They come for various reasons, the glitter of ShowBiz is one, but there is an underbelly - It's dirty, it's scary, and its gut wrenching !

Without skills, and money they eventually landup in the worst corner of society's socio-economic topography.
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A true renunciate does not run away, a true renunciate walks away & takes responsibility & informs loved ones of their intentions. (I know this would be difficult for someone so young & you would probably be stopped). Before you can be a true renunciate Vairagya (Indifference/Dispassion) must have naturally dawned on you, until this happens it is not actually possible to take true Sannyas, this is why there are so many fake Sadhu's & so called Holy men/Guru's in India these days.

In true Renunciation it is not a matter of renouncing the outside world, what you renounce is the idea, image & feeling you have of a separate sense of self. Once you have done this then Vairagya dawns on you & you have automatically become a Sannyasin, no need for any initiation by a Guru, the initiation takes place internally, naturally. Once this comes about then there is naturally no attachment to the outside world or inside world (mind).

So there is no need to run away or reach out for what you are looking for, you are already it, you just haven't realised this yet.

So what to do? (you won't like this bit!!)

Stay exactly where you are, don't run away, but go within through regular meditation you will arrive at the cave of your heart, dwell there & gradually Vairagya will dawn on you, then you will automatically know what to do, you may decide to walk away & live a reclusive life or you may decide to live the life of a grihast (householder), it does not matter which, because wherever you are you will be established in the true Hridaya Gufa (cave of your heart), you will then have no choice in the matter, whichever you are meant to do you will do naturally. This is the true message of Gita (read Ch3) Krishna is explaining to Arjuna that there are two types of Spiritual people who follow the path of renunciation or householder going through their Karma undisturbed by anything, either way leads to the same result. Which type you are is only truly known once this Vairagya & Sannyas dawns on you KK
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Whenever you find a person running away from home to become a ‘sanyasi’, go and bring him back as quickly as possible, for he is not yet ready or fit. That is why he has run away. But, when a man walks away, no one can bring him back. He is lost forever. These people who walk away are the true ‘sanyasis’. They go away and live the quiet life of a hermit not joining any religious institution. They live all by themselves, alone! Leading a contemplative life, they will not join any institution or ‘ashram’ or any monastery. A true lion lives alone (not the lion in zoos). These people too, live alone, all by themselves in the jungle and lead a contemplative, spiritual life. In such an atmosphere, they lead a very calm and serene life.

How do you find out whether a person is fit to be a ‘sanyasi’ or a ‘sadhu’? One of the ‘signs’ is that such a person will be very self-composed, very calm, very peaceful. He will be at peace with himself, with the world and with the people around him. He will have no conflicts with anybody. He does not even have inner conflicts. Only such a person is entitled to become a ‘sanyasi’. Until such a frame of mind dawns in a person, what should he do? He should continue to live in the world and perform his duties and functions.
You may desire to be a ‘sanyasi’, but are you competent to be one? One should renounce, only when one is competent. Otherwise one will become a misfit. A person who is competent lives a very quiet meditative and contemplative life. On the other hand, when a person is not fit and as not yet reached the – ‘paripakuvanilai’ that is, not yet ripe and mature, where should such a person live? He should live in the society – in the world. Only while living in the world, will this person mature. You know very well, that if you pluck a fruit which is not ripe, it will never ripen fully and well. You will never get the actual taste. You would not get the same taste and flavour as it would have, had it ripened in the tree itself. In the same manner, people who live in the world, should continue to live in the world and gain maturity. The world that you are living in becomes your training ground. This is the place where you have to undergo all your training.

From The Path to Enlightenment
By Swami Yogeshwarananda Giri
#11 Nov 13th, 2018, 21:50
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Excellent kullukid, many thanks for sharing this.
This will certainly reduce few anxieties in me.

[I shall PM kullukid, these were very personal.]
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Originally Posted by rajatchakraborty View Post Hope you have some silent corner at your home/ or a dedicated room for your use. Use that place to calm yourself, try to meditate.
Ask the questions to yourself and try to find out the answers. Sometimes there could be multiple answers. Use your rationale to resolve.

Read Books of Swami Vivenkananda or any other renowned Philosopher. Read and read and read. And try to find the answers from their books if you need guidance.

Rishikesh and all are full of fake people. Avoid those places and those people.

And ultimately you are the driver, propeller, prime mover of your life. The answers coming out of your own self are the best answers. These books can be good guide for- how to throw questions and how to find out the answers. Hope you understand what I mean.
Dada you can't become a baba
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Recently few video clips of a baba in maroon colored Dress doing rounds in WhatsApp, e=mc2 is continuity and intensity etc. One of my friend asked in a group: he is from which batch? (Engineers are usually inducted in batches).
He is our online guru!! Learning how our work experiences can be translated into spiritual lectures. After all we did lots of such matter to energy conversion.

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