Yogi Times: Can you tell us WHY you have been "doing it" [raising consciousness with your skills and passion in your community] all this time?
Sri Dharma Mittra: “Everything I do is accomplished through Divine inner intuition because in reality “I” am not the doer at all. Whatever “I” am doing is the result of this mind having acquired lots of yogic knowledge, through constant practice over many years and due to some realizations I have had as a result along the way. Because of my having passed through all of this, it takes very little effort for me to live out my dharma as a yoga teacher. Also, it's really a great pleasure for me to share spiritual knowledge with those desperately in need of it and see their doubts, pain and suffering destroyed. This is indeed the most pleasing thing for this mind to experience and I'm extremely grateful to have this opportunity.”
Yogi Times: “WHY are you ‘doing it?'"
Sri Dharma Mittra: “I am ‘doing it’ because it's the highest type of charity to share spiritual knowledge with others. For a Yogi who has achieved yoga (Divine Union), automatically, a strong desire arises in his or her mind to help others to escape the darkness that is ignorance of the True Self. This ignorance is the root cause of all pain and suffering and it is eradicated by Self Knowledge. Also, I believe that sharing the knowledge of the Self with others is the most ethical and civilized action one can take.
Yogi Times: “What motivates you to keep ‘doing it?’”
Sri Dharma Mittra: “What motivates me to keep teaching and sharing this precious knowledge is the realization that I must follow the example of the great masters of the past who also devoted their lives and efforts to passing on Self Knowledge. Doing so is natural for me at this point – there is nothing else I would rather do.”
Happy birthday, Guruji!