Running a Mission is not for the faint hearted let me tell you. Yet Sri Avinash is taking on the burdens of the world both spiritually and in a very real, day-to-day sense, with the ease of a child at play.
How he does this is incredible to witness. As many of you would have seen first hand at public programs, he is so true and real, so calm and jovial no matter what situation he is faced with. Behind the scenes, what you don’t get to see is that he carries the exact same attitude everywhere and applies it to all situations.
Before greeting hundreds of people he intends to heal, there is no hyping himself up or preparing himself with special breathing practices—he doesn’t absorb the pressure or the expectation on him at all. He just laughs, cracks a joke and walks out eager to meet everybody.
And after almost every program I hear him liltingly say, “I just love people.” It’s as if he is lovingly reminiscing on all the faces he has seen that day, adoring each and every one of them.
There are very real and pressing issues to do with the running of the Mission that Sri Avinash has to face on a day-to-day basis. There are financial pressures, decisions on the direction and vision of the Mission, and so many other issues to manage and deal with that most people would find it a source of stress or discomfort.
Not Sri Avinash. His calmness never leaves him. Ever.
I have not once seen him nervous, not once seen even a hint of stress or pressure get to him.
On top of all of this, he is the source of refuge, comfort and upliftment to his disciples, giving of his time, wisdom and guidance at any and all times needed.
It’s phenomenal how much he handles. Simply phenomenal.
His grace and calm under pressure is such a source of hope and inspiration to me, showing me again and again how everything works out alright in the end, that worrying has never solved anything and that it’s important not to take life too seriously.
If he can lead such a beautiful, meaningful life that brings happiness to everyone around him under all the pressures he faces, with the same attitude and practice I know I could too.