Emptying the Mind


Being empty means not to have preconceived ideas. Being empty means not to have a prejudiced mind. Being empty means to have an attitude of receptivity and learning. Being empty means to be devoid of any priori idea. 

The whole life is a life of learning. Learning begins and it never ends. But there are many fake Gurus, Swamis, and Pandits who claim to be great learned ones. They claim to be knowledgeable. This is a sheer stupidity. It seems that they have arrived at a dead-end. Enlightenment is a beginning of true learning. Enlightenment means now there is only knowing and there is no knower. You are a pure witness. You are a Shuddha Chetana. You are a pure consciousness. And this experience is enlightenment. 

The literal meaning of “Veda” is knowing. It is a state when the knower is no more and only a pure state of knowing. On the path of learning there are three things: Learn, Unlearn, and Relearn. If the learning is new and fresh, and if there is no space in the mind, then we have to empty the mind to relearn. So, these three things, that is, learning, unlearning, and relearning have to happen continuously and simultaneously. 

This is where Socrates says, “The only thing I know is that I know nothing”. And what do we do? We poison him. When we kill a genius we kill ourselves. We must never forget this. This is how we stop our spiritual growth. 

Life is available once. And we can not afford to waste our time. See, if we are interested to experience timelessness or eternity, then we can not afford to waste our time. We should neither waste our time nor should waste other’s time. Everybody is free to be ignorant or wise. It is everybody’s choice. 

I learn only when I have the courage to say that I don’t know. This is being empty, and always. This is the true art of emptying the mind.

I am a Finance and Commercial professional having more than 25 years of Corporate Experience. I have last worked with Reliance Retail Limited, 100% subsidiary of its flagship, a Fortune 500 company, as Assistant Vice President and Head of Business Commercial. I have worked with Subhiksha (Retail Chain) as Vice President and Head of Finance and Commercial of a SBU. And also worked with LG (Korean MNC) as AGM and Head of Logistics and Commercial for their Pune Plant. I have expertise in Finance, Taxation, Commercial and Supply Chain Operations. I am having vast experience in managing complex business situations and its people. I have proven skills in taking businesses and its people to their next level and putting them on an auto-growth path. I possess expertise and professional skills in helping organizations and its people to transform their existing businesses for an organic business growth, unique leadership and new values. I am actively interested in sharing a new and unique leadership with a difference. I am a guest and visiting faculty to various B-Schools. I am passionately interested in education, training, and research. I am helping various organizations on issues relating to corporate performance, productivity and motivation. I help in infusing enthusiasm and zeal in individuals to unlock their latent potential. I help individuals in creating a new attitude, a new gestalt, a new thinking and enabling them to take a quantum leap to their peak performance.

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