is kindness... not kindness from the thinking mind - but kindness so deep
that it also
includes the raging kindness I often have
experienced in spiritually advanced people.
Poonjaji could be like a thunderstorm of rage
and yet in the next moment he would be smiling.
I have never met Jesus, but I am quite sure he
was in exactly this raging kindness mood when he
chased the merchants out of the Temple.
But Shabdanand is through and through kind ...
by any standard. He is soft spoken, polite,
attentive and after 10 minutes you will feel that
you are very special - yet you don't mind this
feeling of disappearing. His voice is like a soft
soothing melody and actually this voice full of
compassion saved the life of a friend of mine.
While I was in India a my friends at home was going through very painful
private events. It was
so hard on him that he wanted to commit suicide. I talked several times with
him on phone from
India, trying to talk him out of his decision,
but with no result. When Shabdanand heard about
this he insisted talking to my friend on phone. They did not know each
other but that did not matter.