अपनों से अपनी बात – Feb 15
Speak with loved ones …
Dear Loved Ones,
On the arrival of the spring season at the beginning of the new year, in these pleasant cheerful times of beautiful nature, during these expanding moments of joy, I grant you special blessings.
First, I congratulate you for attending the Arogya-Dham Delhi Sadhana camp on 27-28 December 2014 in such large numbers. Your high spirits and bright cheerful mood vanquished the cold-fog. Everything seemed new and novel in the Sadhana-camp. It seemed as if the lions of Nikhil have taken a turn, and are now prepared and ready to move forward together. They have discarded the disappointment and frustration of the last year. You have, now, surely witnessed the grand Ashwamedh process. You have lived these moments yourself. I again bless and praise you for the organization, celebration and ceremony of this grand event.
This time I do not want to repeat the same old things, I do not wish to remind you of the same trivial pledges and resolutions, rather I exhort you this time to stimulate the most important element of your life. You have to perform only one process this year, and that process is: “Quicken… Quicken … Quicken … ‘. This ‘Quicken’ word is a very sweet and charming word, it is a lovely word, it gives out a very nice feeling and provides a very sweet experience. There should be a shakeup and vibration within your body and mind. They should work perfectly with this continuous vibration. Any blockage or obstruction cannot diminish this divine vibration of your heart, nor any anger, passion or other intense impulses agitate it to beat quicker. It continues to beat with joy, the beats continue ….
First pulse – This vibration in your life is the basic foundation, the essential element of your being. I will tell you a little story in this context –
Once a disciple lived in the ashram of a Guru and the disciple daily asked one question – Gurudev, please tell me the basic truth of this life. The Guru continued to teach and educate him. After this, Guru asked him – Do you now understand the basic truth of life? The disciple answered – I have obtained some knowledge about God and Kundalini power etc. from these books. The Guru said – I will give you initiation about the basic truth of life today. He took him to a river flowing nearby and said – Let us cross the river. When both of them were seated in the boat, the Guru pushed the disciple out of the boat. The disciple fell overboard and the Guru also jumped in the river. The disciple started struggling to come up to water surface. The Guru was an expert swimmer, the moment the disciple came up, he again pushed down his head. After testing his patience for a long time, the Guru, who is an expression of compassion, who is an ocean of kindness; brought the disciple up from the water. Now the Guru told the disciple – Now, I will tell you, what is the basic truth of life? When you were gasping underwater, what were you thinking about? The disciple replied – At that time, I forgot about all the knowledge of the Vedas, Upanishads, life, Brahma or scriptures, I had only one wish and desire to come out, to take a breath and escape death.
The Guru smiled and said – This is basic truth of life, the heart which is pulsating in your being, it is the ultimate truth. It must continuously beat. Everything else is just an outer casing. When you heart beats, you experience all the happiness, sorrow, joy, luxury, dresses, jewelry, home, family, community, relationships-connections, knowledge-ignorance of the world, so let your heart, the sign of the ultimate truth of life, continue to actively beat. Everything will finish for you, the day this light of the ultimate truth extinguishes. This is the basic point of your life. Keep this pulse alive.
The second pulse is also necessary for you, you have to bring intense ideas to your mind. Your thoughts, your feelings, your beliefs should be innovative, you should discard the old hackneyed notions, and imbibe new ideas into your life; please, open your mind to the flow of novel ideas. Welcome the new thinking with an open mind, a new awareness. You are the Chief Justice of yourself, you know how to judge and how to decide. Convert your good beliefs into decisions. Your thoughts and your decisions will bring sweetness into all aspects of your life.
The third essential intense pulse is – the sound of your voice. I urge you to meet more and more people, your neighbors, your friends, your relatives, and re-connect with people with whom you haven’t interfaced for a long time. Meet your school and college classmates and welcome them with a smile. Wherever you go, in the park or in the office, spread the smiles around. Please talk to strangers, open yourself up. Nobody has tied you up, only you yourself have knotted yourself. Open yourself.
I advice you not to demean yourself, do not panic, do not hesitate, and do not worry. Please remove the inferiority complex, you have a distinctive personality yourself, do not undermine yourself. God has made everyone alike, He has created you same as others. Respect others, honor their knowledge, but do not humiliate yourself. When you degrade yourself, then you only damage yourself. You should stop this. You do not have to become stubborn or obstinate, but you have to certainly become firm and determined.
I state that there may be a differences of opinion among people, but there should not be a difference of minds. There might be different views of you and your family members. Your beliefs and their thinking may vary but do not impose your beliefs on anyone. This is the only definite way to retain peace and harmony at home. Do not impose your interests, your nature on your family members, or on those junior or younger to you. They will listen to you initially in deference to your seniority, but if you remain stubborn and adamant, then they will ignore your opinions, it will feel much more awkward and uncomfortable to you then. You will feel that my own family, my own office, the people around me are the worst. To rise above such situations, you have to rise yourself above petty demands, and stop become a robotic stereotype. Ponder, think and view that there can be a thousand dimensions of a single topic.
If your parents, your family, your community have imposed any burden on yourself, and you are also imposing similar burden on others, then think, is it fair? You should reduce the burdens and encumbrances in all situations. Walk freely, always remember that one should carry least burden to enjoy the joys of this wonderful journey of life. Only then we can live freely.
Many Sadhaks have personally told me that this time – We will add 101 new members of Nikhil Mantra Vigyan, to them I replied that – this is your task, you do not need to take my permission for it. You do not have to take any resolution in front of me, you have to resolve yourself, in presence of your heart, the heart beating with the Divine Guru knowledge. When you perform this work with full joy without any motive, then you will surely achieve your target. This task itself will enable you to make hundreds of new friends in the garden of your life. You will make new contacts, and this will provide you genuine happiness. You do have to accomplish this task.
You and me have a deep relationship, then it is necessary to make it more profound. Meet me again and again, organize Sadhana camps in your areas from time to time in your areas, you should join together weekly, fortnightly, monthly, to worship, and to perform Sadhanas. This will also give you an opportunity to exchange ideas.
A dialog is absolutely necessary in the relationship between you and me, so you must constantly keep writing to me, Hey! Now you also have access to email now. When you send me email at firstname.lastname@example.org ; I read it and feel your presence. This process should continue. If not daily, you should send email at least once a month.
Do not stop in life, you should keep progressing with life. If you stop somewhere with your baggage, then the life will move on and you will remain there. Therefore it is necessary to open yourself, reveal yourself, and express the divine Ganges river of inner joy flowing within you. When you open yourself, the anger, enmity, hatred, everything will melt and flow away. The mind will fill with clarity, joy and happiness.
Please follow my simple advice to open yourself, it is necessary to laugh aloud once in a day, it is essential to smile five times in a day. You should walk with your feet, playing, singing laughing, worshiping, meditating, working in business or job, all of these are very important; and it is also imperative to fulfill your hobby daily as well.
Do not trap yourself in the net of your beliefs, do not make a mesh of your thoughts. Do not limit your personality to one narrow area, rather make it multidimensional. You are a father, a mother, a son, a worker, an employee and an officer, you are everything in your life. Your personality is different everywhere, you should look at all perspectives of this personality, understand them, and think accordingly. Do not stay limited.
I believe that life is a game, everyone has to run in this tough game, and has to struggle. “Am I Winning or losing”, don’t pollute your thoughts with these apprehensions. You should not worry about it. The most important thing is that you have to play this game of life with full focus. This life is yours, and only you can run it well. You can live it fully.
I only state that you should live your life well, without any inhibition, with full openness, in full laughter and joy.
Always Stay Happy
Nand Kishore Shrimali