अपनों से अपनी बात – August 2016
Dialog with the Loved One,
Heartiest Congratulations to you on the auspicious occasion of Guru Poornima. There is a refreshing environment of happiness all around. The nature is flourishing in the universe in its full bloom. With the divine energy of SadaShiva in this nature, we should merge and create a dynamic balance while stepping the path of Karma actions, and may the happy or joyful divine Nikhil stays or resides in the core of our hearts. The Chakras which the Yogis call Kundalini Chakras, the Chakras which the saints call Divine Joy or bliss, the Chakras which married or family people call Joyous or ecstatic Chakras -these all chakras gets completely activated and charged.
This world, this nature runs on some rules, some regulations in a specific order, which we call as body, intellect and mind. The combination of this trinity is the only way to obtain success in this world. This is the only path to obtain Siddhi accomplishments. Our sole duty is to keep continuing on this path.
You ought to continue to move forward on this path, this is a solitary trail. You can progress on this path only through the strength of your own power. In reality, nobody in this world has any support. All travellers are alone in their life journey. Everyone has to create his own support mechanism from within, as all the external supports are transient and temporary.
Abyaasayogayukten Chetsaa Nanyagaaminaa |
Paramam Purusham Diwyam Yaati Paarthanuchintayana ||
Kavim Puraanamanushasitaara ManoranaiyaamsamanusmaredhyaH |
Sarvasya Dhaataramachintyaroopa Maadhtyavarnam TamasaH Parastaat ||
A sustained continuous practice is required to imbibe the Guru, the God, the Deity permanently in our mind, and actions are the results of this practice. A sense of absolute surrender and dedication is required to obtain this dynamic combination of practice and resultant actions. This dedication, the surrender of the self is the surrender to that Lord, who grants the ultimate joy and ultimate peace. He is the one who calmly introduces us to the absolute calm Shiva, the Shakti expression, present within our own self.
The first act is to try to attempt, followed by practice, but these attempts and practices are useless and directionless without wisdom. An inner meditation is essential to obtain the wisdom of this knowledge. Meditation means – to concentrate, to stop your powers from dithering away. This is the real Sadhana.
When the passion originates, it quickly transforms into a fire. What do we need to transform this fervor into the flame. Persistently continue to practice, and keep performing actions. Continue to pursue your specific actions, and fully engage your mind and intellect into this.
Your mind holds a concept, an idea; and it also has the power to follow through this idea. This mental energy element can only be nurtured through the supporting combination of concentration and experience.
The basic laws of the nature and the universe, also reside within all of us. There is no happiness without change, and any sudden success remains incomplete in the absence of happiness. The peace comes with happiness, however you should understand that – the destruction is also essential to achieve this peace. You may attain this destructive power only through steady practice and exercises. Everyone wishes to build something new in his life, wants to create. Everyone wants to own a public setting. Everyone desires to build his own world. You also have your own private world in this living universe, which is full of your own activities. You yourself are either the controller or a regulator of this world. You should meditate on the Ardhanareeswara form of Lord Shiva to dynamically extend your own universe. This form has both Shiva and Shakti in each half. The Shiva is the Shakti, the Shakti is within the Shiva.
Whenever you seek directions and guidance, meditate on your Gurudev, and immerse your own self into Gurudev. A traveller wandering in multiple directions can never reach his destination. You have chosen your own path, you have decided through your own mind and intellect, your mind has recognized this as the best path.This acknowledgement is the most significant element.
You ignored the comments of the society, you recognized whatever your mind felt and decided, and you have decided to progress forward on this path. This is the biggest fact. This determination and decision of yours, is the greatest revolutionary event in your life, it is the day you took this independent route. You acknowledge the control of your own mind abandoning control of others. Therefore, start passionately on this action-full path, with full energy and fervour. The destruction, creation and sustenance continue throughout the life. You have to perform your actions with a detached sense of observer. This is the absolute form of Shakti devotion.
The Energetic power is omnipresent in the universe, it is present within all, it is within you as well. The creative power “Bhuvaneshwari” is within you, and the destructive power “Mahakali” is also within you. You should merge this creation and destruction. The path of Sadhana is full of steady practices. This is the spiritual expression of the Navratri Sadhana, assimilate fresh novelty within yourself, and to eliminate the old, worn-out fragments.
You should make a resolution during this Navratri while performing “Bhuvaneshwari-Mahakali” Sadhana that – I am tearing off the bondages within my mind, I am progressing ahead, on the joyful path of creation of self.” The divine Almighty is Bhuvaneshwar, Lord Shiva is Mahakaal, and this universe of Mahakaal and Bhuvaneshwar resides within your own inner self. You should merge this divine universe with your Sadhana, practices and karma-actions. You are fully capable to eliminate your faults. You should definitely perform Bhuvaneshwari-Mahakali Sadhana during this Ashwin Navratri.
Remember, many obstacles and problems will come on this path to distract you. You will have to face many crises. However, you should concentrate on your goal, ignoring these obstacles and problems. The heart of your SadGuru and yours is one and the same one, the soul of your SadGurudev and yours is one and the same one. You are completely merged with your Guru… there is no distinction between the two… recognize this ultimate supreme power within your own self, realize it, and continue to progress ahead… This universe is yours …
Nand Kishore Shrimali