Wednesday, July 27, 2011

MELTING EGO, MEDITATION VIA BACK DOOR-- CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL




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PARTY-- THE WAY WE DO --

Every month i allow my crew to meditate via the back door.

It is important for their mental health, in a chemical field fraught with danger.

The motto on board is WORK HARD PLAY HARD.

Every day we play with deadly chemicals on our stainless steel chemical tanker.

Mind you, this field is merciless and unforgiving.

It saps your will, if you cant win against the elements hurled against you day after day , hour after hour--

The work is enervating.

My wife , who has sailed with me for 9 years , sometimes asks me -- why don't you retire from chemicals tankers and do something more safer.

This will be like asking a tiger who tastes blood daily to eat grass, or a shark which needs the deep ocean salt water ( read as pressure ) to flow past its gills , to swim in a mangy chlorinated swimming pool..

"Meditation via back door concept " was first propounded by OSHO, a very intelligent man-- .  He had the answers to life management.

YOU MAKE YOURSELF DOG TIRED IN A MEDIUM YOU LOVE --  IT COULD BE DANCING --  AFTER THAT GO TO SLEEP.

After the storm comes the peace ( maan, don't ask me how many pieces ) .

Piece -- nay-- peace , comes to you whether you like it or not.





I assure my crew continuous rest of 12 hours after such a " meditation " session. At sea we don't have the pleasure of shoving peace down our throats, by proper time consuming meditation.

When they wake up they feel like babies.

I tell my officers to keep their stripes and attitudes in their cabins , before they come down to the lounge for the party.

No coming to the party with old baggage.

For they have to jump into the melting pot. They have to place their ego on the back burner or rather melt their egos, and gel with their subordinates, once a month.

I keep a hawk's eye -- yet nobody knows this, or cares --.

For if a leader cant bond with his team in harmony in times of peace , how can he bond with them when shit hits the fan--

-- in the midst of a raging fire and bodies and limbs strewn around you, after an explosion?

In the party all are equal.

There is nobody more equal than the other. I have NOT yet seen anybody taking advantage of this relaxation of discipline.

Watch the video once more--

-- it is the equivalent of Manmohan Singh ( Chief Engineer ) and Prathibha Patil ( I the Captain ) dancing with the entire Lok Sabha ( deck crew ) and Rajya Sabha ( engine crew ) .

It is NOT about dancing entirely--

-- we have fun--  we talk -- we converse-- we sing-- we crack jokes - we reminisce--


No one-up-manship -- no putting people in their places --  no chattering minds --  no self delusions -- no hidden agendas--  no over inflated self importance --  no distorted interpretations -- no selective perceptions --  no staring into the rear view mirror --  no self pity -- no resentments--


yes-- you may call this Utopia--  all are in the moment--

No placing one leg in the past and one in the future , to piss on the present--

This does NOT mean next day my steward will try and be familiar with me-- and pat my back and say " hi buddy!".   Rather he will be grateful, that I have treated him like a brother and friend -- nay-- human being ,  for 4 hours in a month.

My crew knows that captain does NOT like sick poultry -- that he rarely punishes a man who will be the life of a party -- who is a good shipmate --

this encourages them to let their hair down --

and

RELEASE THEIR LOCKED UP STRESSES !

It is a melting port for nationalities too-- In the above two pictures see Indian,  Filipino, Indonesian, Peruvian, Cuban, Croatian, Canadian, Romanian, Russian sailors --  ALL HAVING A BALL!


Above picture: The man on my right, is my resourceful Canadian Chief Engineer, a very good man, we are called husband and wife , for being THE ideal Captain, Chief Engineer .  Whenever I got for a new delivery ( like this ship above ) I insist that he must be my CE--bless him .


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Grace and peace!





CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL
29 years in command
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9 comments:

  1. Your crew is lucky to have you, i never had the honor to meet you but you are my hero already!

    I hope you do not mind hero worship!

    Your will power is amazing and I can feel your true intensity through your wonderful words.

    Thank you for enriching the world with your presence.

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  2. Dear Captain,

    I happened to visit this blog today.

    Couldn't stop laughing after noticing you dancing and felt delighted to see you and your crew all smiles and completely happy.

    Most importantly noticed you being like a 20 year old, full enjoying. It's like a 25-28 year old WWF person with white colored beard /moustache.

    All the people, who have been under you or worked with you are the luckiest. They would have learnt, life's real lessons quickly and kudos to you.

    Always wished I had someone like you to be my mentor (Tough and to the core).
    You are like Body made of Graphene (I mean strongest) and heart as pure as Gold (melts for humanity).

    Nevertheless I'm happy I get the knowledge and wisdom through your blogs, I'm a proud reader.
    Wish our country had scores of men like you to lead and guide us away from ignorance.

    Wishing you excellent health and prosperity.

    Peace & Grace
    JTA

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  3. Should one bow down to anothers ego ?

    what if it is your own father and he is being unreasonable in life ?

    my father is an ego maniac. Please do answer and no diplomatic ones.

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    1. hi bz,

      THE ONLY TIME A MAN LIKES TO LOSE IS TO HIS OWN SON.

      no father wishes his son bad luck.

      capt ajit vadakayil
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  4. I saw a webinar on research done by the leading academic research group on PNSE (enlightenment, nonduality, etc.). I've heard they have circulated an unpublished book manuscript that expands on the research summary they have posted athttp://nonsymbolic.org/publications. Does anyone have it to send to me? Thanks!

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  5. You believed in prayers after reading quantum physics. Sirjiii yes kaliyuga was over on 21 dec2012..
    Sir u said cusp of 30 years god is taking to remove evil..what the meaning of that..

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  6. Hi captain sir..
    Which kind of business will be profitable..after 2012..seeing success of Ayurvedic companies like patanjali, it's like captain sir told right kaliyuga over...really kaliyuga over?
    What's that cusp of 30 years..?
    can't we upgrade dna after 2032?
    Reply sir..i will be gratefully to you..
    Thanks planet's only technical guruji...

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    1. hi ys,

      cusp of 30 years means from 2012 to 2042 -- a window of opportunity

      capt ajit vadakayil..

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  7. Hello captain I am 15 year old fan of yours
    I want to explore life and want to create dent in univerese .
    What is that single golden advice you can give to me for my future .
    I want to become like captain ajit vadakayil
    Regards
    Young zabra fan.

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