The Art of Listening
PROVIDED WE LISTEN PROPERLY…
listening (sravana) is a means of
gaining knowledge – right knowledge that is
free from all doubts and errors.
Most problems in relationships arise
because we do not actually listen to the other.
We prefer to talk rather than listen
and we constantly interrupt.
The Bhagavad Gita teaches
the art of listening…
Sri Krishna urges Arjuna:
“Listen to Me with all your love…
with your mind totally focused on Me
ready to do whatever is required
to gain this Knowledge.
Then alone will you understand My teaching
completely and correctly without any doubts.”
The essential requirements of a
good listener are…three:
True listening becomes possible…
when we love something or someone…
there is an eagerness to know about them.
We lack a goal and the necessary focus on it.
We love many things and beings…
but do not consider them as…
the primary and only purpose of life.
We also have to do
WHATEVER is required
to gain the knowledge
to be clear about our aims and goals in life.
IN CONCLUSION…it is important:
to keep focused…
have an open mind…
TO WHAT THE OTHER PERSON IS SAYING.
– – Swami Tejomayananda
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