I tell you – Father Carlos G.Valles


I tell you

“Here is my Best Dear Friend , Teacher  and Guru – Since, 1960.”

Father Carlos G. Valles s.j.

Rajendra M. Trivedi, M.D.



Pandit Nehru       was the first prime minister in independent India. He came from a       Kashimiri Brahmin family, lived and studied in England, and was more of       an Englishman than an Indian in mentality and culture, but he was much       respected and loved in India for his own character and personality. The       father of Indian independence was, of course, Mahatma Gandhi, but he then       did not want to hold and political office, and he proposed Nehru as prime       minister to everybody’s acceptance. This was a great honour and a great       responsibility for Nehru. At the same time it was a great challenge since       he hardly knew his own country. He quickly read, studied, questioned,       learned the history and the reality of India, and what he learned he       wrote in a book he properly titled “The Discovery of India”, which is a       classic in modern Indian literature.

As a part of       his new formation he also visited learned and holy people in India for       information and advice. One of these was the Maharashtrian saint       VinobaBhave, leader of the popular movement “Land for the Tiller” and       author of a rightly famous commentary on the Bhagavat Gita.

Nehru asked       Vinoba many questions,and their meeting was long and before a few common       friends. At the end Nehru asked Vinoba for a parting advice to sum up all       he had told him in the long conversation, and Vinoba answered him: “Play       the flute one hour every day.” They all smiled at the advice, and so did       Nehru. His heavy work, the responsibility of the whole country on his       shoulders, international meetings, visits, commissions, correspondence,       speeches filled up his day, and its twenty-four hours where not enough       for the busy prime minister. And now he was being asked for leisure for       an hour. And let everybody know about it. Let everybody know that the       prime minister spends an hour each day playing the flute, so that they       too may be encouraged to do the same. The flute is the rest in the work,       the pause in life, the remedy against hurry, the medicine against       anxiety. The whole day, then, will profit from its melody, and all       activity will improve with its scales. Peace, equanimity, balance, focus,       art and skill, music and poetry. Solution of problems, drawing of planes,       evaluation of behavior, examination of attitudes; everything becomes       clear, everything fits, everything makes sense, everything is simplified       in its variety and evaluated in its richness. All by playing the flute.

Life is over       speed, and it has to be quieted down. We never stop to think, to reflect,       to enjoy. We work under timetables and appointments and meetings and       constrains. Against the clock. We watch the landscape from the train and       the clouds from the plane. That is, we don’t see them. We don’t       contemplate. And our life suffers from lack of reflection. We have to       come back to serenity, to the vision, to pause, to contemplate.

The advice       is for all of us, of course. There is no question of buying the       instrument and taking music lessons. There is question of our attitude,       of culture, of spirituality. To rest, to interrupt, to divert our       attention, to enjoy ourselves. We are hemmed in by our complexes,       encompassed by our vices, weighed down by our routine. And above all we       are hindered by the monotonous repetition of each day equal to the       previous one and pattern for the next one. We have to interrupt the current       of uniformity with the redeeming melody. We have to play the flute. One       hour every day. C D E F G A B C.


About dhavalrajgeera

Physician who is providing free service to the needy since 1971. Rajendra M. Trivedi, M.D. who is Yoga East Medical Advisor www.yogaeast.net/index.htm http://www.yogaeast.net/index.htm Graduated in 1968 from B. J. Medical College, Amadavad, India. Post Graduate training in Neurological Surgery from Charles University in Czechoslovakia. 1969 - 71. and received Czechoslovakian Government Scholarship. Completed training at the Cambridge Hospital and Harvard University in Psychiatry. Rajendra M. trivedi is an Attending Psychiatrist at Baldpate Hospital. He is the Medical Director of CCA and Pain Center in Stoneham, MA where he has been serving the community since 1971 as a Physician. OTHER AFFILIATIONS: Lifer of APA - American Psychiatrist Association Senior Physician and Volunteer with Massachusetts Medical Society and a Deligate of the Middlesex District. www.massmed.org Patron member of AAPI - American Association of PHYSICIANS OF INDIA. LIFE MEMBER OF IMANE - Indian Medical Association of New England. Member of the Board of Advisors "SAHELI, Boston,MA. www.saheliboston.org/About1/A_Board Dr. Trivedi is working closely with the Perkin's School for the Blind. www.perkins.org. Dr. Trivedi is a Life member and Honorary Volunteer for the Fund Raising Contact for North America of BPA - Blind People Association of Amadavad, India. www.bpaindia.org Dr.Trivedi is the Medical Advisor for Yoga East since 1993. He is a Physician who started Health Screening and Consultation At Shri Dwarkami Clinic in Billerica, MA. https://www.dwarkamai.com/health-and-wellness

2 responses »

  1. [This question has come on time with the flute. We keep playing.]

    Question: I’ve visited India and I’ve been struck by the repeated images of their main god, Krishna, who is always playing the flute in a very charming posture. Is really the Hindu religion such a cheerful one?

    Answer: Yes, it is. Shri Krishna’s flute is the best known symbol of Hinduism, and its melody brings peace, devotion and joy to people and leads them to prayer and to God. Its secret is that it is empty, it is just a long hole for Krishna to blow through it, just as the secret of spiritual life is to empty ourselves from ourselves and to let God to live and act in us. That is as beautiful a conception as it is deep. A companion of mine in theological studies wrote his final thesis on the theme “The Cross and the Flute” as symbols of Christianity and Hinduism respectively. It is true that the fundamental fact of Christianity is Christ’s resurrection, but what happens is that death on the cross is much easier and more appealing for popular representation than coming out of the tomb, and that is how the cross has become our symbol. We do have some representations of Jesus coming out of the sepulcher with a banner in his hand and an angel wheeling out the stone, but they are less attractive and they have never become popular. The cross remains in the centre.
    Thanks To Dear Father,

    Trivedi Parivar –
    Tulsidal wish you all – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2013 and many more years in time line.
    We took this from Father Valles’s Blog which any one can surf and learn many things….all the time – which i have.
    In St.Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad ,Gujarat India – Dear Father Valles was my teacher and Guru came in contact in 1960 and as of now we are connected.

    Father Valles blog is http://www.carlosvalles.com/ningles/ibiogra.htm

  2. De: Dr. Rajendra M. Trivedi, M.D. [mailto:rmtrivedi@comcast.net]
    Enviado el: sábado, 29 de diciembre de 2012 5:55
    Para: carlos@carlosvalles.com
    CC: Geeta Trivedi, M.D.; jtrivedi37@gmail.com; ‘Jay Trivedi’
    Asunto: Father Valles

    Dear Pujya Father,

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2013 and Many More……for all of us.

    We, in Medford, Massachusetts have just read this.

    Talked about your visit to Koba in Early 60’s – Where My Sister Jyotiben was Principal.
    Kasturba Ashram, Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat.

    How true…
    “secret of spiritual life is to empty ourselves from ourselves and to let God to live and act in us.
    That is as beautiful a conception as it is deep…..”
    Total Surrender to thy and follow thy instruction.


    Father Valles Return Answer with Blessing….On December 29th 2012.

    “Then you for your remembrances, Rajoo, and may you have a very Happy Christmas and New Year with all your family.
    Love and blessings,”

    Father Valles

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