The Garbage Collector

The Garbage Collector

The human being has a wonderful capacity to clear out the unwanted thoughts and unconscious accumulations, a.k.a garbage, through Mantra meditation.

The city of New York has a very wonderful system for collecting and disposing of unwanted refuse from the home. Unfortunately, most  human beings are not aware of the mental clearing system that we possess.  Even subconsciously, we continually absorb thoughts and data we cannot use, but end up lingering in our unconscious mind as “mental garbage”.

My husband & I attended a General Meeting of our food co-op in Brooklyn. There were over 300 people attending a very engaging meeting. Toward the end, one woman came to speak at the microphone voicing a complaint. Pointing in our direction, she growled about “those people over there, who were smiling and laughing. They should have been stoney-faced during the discussion of this very serious water contamination issue."

The chairman handled her complaint very nicely. He said, "I apologize for not being more stoney faced" thus neutralizing the words that were  aimed at Siri Vishnu and I. After the meeting, I said to my husband “she was talking about us, wasn’t she?” He replied, "Do not give it a micro-second of energy. Some people have so much accumulated anger inside that when given the chance, they will dump it wherever they can. It is nothing personal.”

Ah Hah!  I recalled how Yogi Bhajan often said, “I am the biggest garbage collector”. And we are so fortunate  to have the technology of mantra meditation that allows us to empty out our mental garbage of anger, pain, hurt, and disappointments, not just for us but for others as well. By practicing this technology, we can live light and free too connect with the God within each other.
Wahe Guru!

Blessings… Satkirin Kaur

(From my mother’s June email newsletter)

10 Responses to “The Garbage Collector”

  1. Jaslien Kaur says:

    I loved this garbage dumping Post! I have also noticed when I don't meditate I feel physically and mentally frustrated for no reason. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. So true that we never thought of it.

  3. Gj Kaur says:

    amazing post … but what is the Garbage collector "mantra". I it just simran or something more?
    Thanks for sharing and I will love to listen more :)

  4. Raja Singh says:

    Very nice writing. Food for every day rather every moment thought
    Prof Raja Singh
    [email protected]

  5. Aman says:

    Ya the same query as Gj Kaur, Is it simran or something more. I would love to get rid of those pestering thoughts lingering in my mind which don't let me enjoy life to the fullest.

    • Satkirin says:

      Yes, Simran is what we call this kirtan meditation I am calling 'mantra'. I use the term mantra for a generic reference. I could call it KIRTAN too. Very focused meditative kirtan.
      Glad you like. SK Auntie

  6. amrita says:

    how lovely, sat kirin kaur's husband reacted to the situation with a great comment! thank u for this insight, have been recently trying to help a family member with her office. her business of like 15 years is in chaos, she is left with one worker, and constantly bickers at her'; although some of her critique may be accurate it hurts me to watch her explode at that woman(sho is significantly older than me and my family member) i would love to clean my family members mental garbage as u say, i just dont know where and how to start, i love her so much!
    if anyone has any suggestion on how to react to this do e-mail [email protected]
    thank u! sat nam

  7. manvender says:

    I agree with what your husband said; "Do not give it a micro-second of energy". The problem is; a comment like that, or any negative comment often makes us think about what was the issue that made the person announce his or her unhappiness with us. But, thanks for the idea of 'not giving it a micro-second of energy" as from now on, i would prefer to ignore such comments from people around me. Simran would definitely help.

  8. jhh says:

    wow. thanks for sharing. these articles are truly inspiring.

  9. bluejade says:

    There once was a doctor that was so perpetually happy that he whistled while walking the hospital wards. One day I was talking with a particularly unhappy patient and family. Besides their medical predicament, they had no money. I heard the familiar whistle and thought, I will just grab the fellow and get these people a free consult, that will help them out and make feel better. Unfortunately, the doctor was still whistling when he walked into the patient's room, were his joviality quickly aroused the ire of some of the family. He politely replied, "I am not sure exactly how my happiness or your sadness will affect this problem, but I know I am always a better doctor when I am happy and when I am happy, I whistle." This being said, not all people who are angry are angry, they may just feel overwhelmed and sad and not know what they are truly feeling.