Dialog with Loved Ones …
Dear Loved One,
Best wishes to each one of you for the New Year and my choicest blessings. May this new year be magnificent for you in all respects, and may you achieve better accomplishments in your work in the new year. Your home and family should be full of peace-joy, prosperity and cooperation. I also bless all the young boys-girls family members to achieve deeper understandings in their studies, and they should obtain excellent achievements through their knowledge. I also bless you to stay disease-free this year, and pray that you remain free from the tri-flaws – malefic-spiritual, malefic-physical and malefic-material failings. May you continue steadily on the path of progress with a healthy mind and body.
The greatest power is the power of mental concentration, it is the goddess of all goddesses, you should combine all the powers scattered throughout your body and mind. Aggregate them and converge them towards accomplishing your work. Will-power is necessary to achieve this convergence and this initiative should rise from within yourself. I desire that the willpower should be the strongest force within my disciples so that they emerge victorious throughout their life.
I will like to provide some specific advice in this new year. Everyone knows that struggle is a necessity to obtain success in this life, and you believe that “struggle means fight”. I advise that you do not need to fight in any form, you ought to struggle, but you should avoid any expression of protest or confrontation in this struggle. The holy scriptures state that – lust, anger, greed, attachment are the biggest foes and should be terminated. I also say that – these are your enemies, but you do not have to fight them. These four elements of life – lust, anger, greed, attachment will continue every day through all stages of your life. The attachment has the strongest power. This attachment could be towards work, children, wealth, beauty, any specific person, Guru, or God; this attachment will persist. You do not need to fight this attachment. You should guide this biggest strength to the proper direction. You need to consider whether this attachment is making you its slave or are you controlling this attachment. This infatuation is also known as “Passion” in the English language. The life becomes completely meaningless in the absence of this affection. If life doesn’t contain any small traces of greed, infatuation or desires; then the life will certainly look like a barren completely deserted. Treat this obsession as your strength and do not let it wither away. Utilize this to pursue your goals. The attachment towards your work, towards your own goals will certainly provide you bliss and joy in life.
Therefore, I state that whatever work you do, you should perform it with full enthusiasm (desire to live), with full passion and energy. This passionate energy is also a form of attachment, so do not think of attachment as an evil. When you are passionate towards your work, when you have a love for wealth, only then will you be able to progress your work and extend your wealth. This sense of fascination is required to build any novelty in life.
The Divine attachment of Shiva towards Shakti and of Shakti towards Shiva generated this universe. Mahesh was the only one from the Holy Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh to have progeny, to give birth to Ganesh and Kartikeya, their wives were Riddhi and Siddhi, and Shubh and Labh were born out of that wedlock union. This entire universe is a microcosm of Riddhi-Siddhi, Shubh-Labh and Ganesh-Kartikeya. All of which originated from the merger of Shiva and Shakti.
When the Shakti becomes disoriented and gets highly charged, then the process of destruction, of devastation initiates; and Lord Shiva lies down beneath Goddess Shakti in the passionate state. When Mother Shakti views Lord Shiva, then Her entire anger evaporates, and the process of creation restarts. Therefore, Shakti is placed on the left side of Lord Shiva in His Ardhanareeswara form.
I think that extreme conflict and extreme destruction are violent forms of Shakti, and you continuously and steadily keep on combating with your desires, anger, greed and attachment; keep fighting the flow of Shakti energy; keep going against the natural flow; so you get tired from the small, minor conflicts of your life. All of these desires, anger, greed and attachment will walk alongside you, are in the form of society and family, you should control them instead of fighting against them. You need to achieve success, not by overcoming them, but by controlling and mastering them. If you continue to fight, then sometimes you will win and sometimes they will win.You call them as your foes, I state that these are not your enemies. Do not waste your energy in vain. Your life religion is not limited to continue to struggle and fight.
In the coming days, two Mahaparvas – Maha Shivaratri and Maharatri – Navraatri are approaching. Shivraatri is on March 7, 2016, and the Navraatri is from April 8, 2016 to April 15, 2016. It is very important and significant that what you learn, what you think, what you experience during these forty-fifty days. So perform Sadhana with full concentration in these forty days, you should certainly perform Abhishek, because when the Shiva element develops in life, when Shiva form and attributes evolve, then Shakti Herself merges with Shiva. This is the secret of the Kundalini power. The power lies within you and your Shiva is located in your Sahastrara. There should be a constant continuous merger and union of them. Raise your Shakti upwards, uplift your energy higher. The entire mystery of life is contained within this fact. Only guidance from Gurudev can provide this knowledge of the Divine expressions of Shiva and Shakti.
Shiva Sense is the Masculine expression and Shakti binding is the feminine element expression. A human is incomplete till he achieves holding power. You have to strengthen this sustaining power. The Divine love of Shiva and Shakti is such that they cannot exist in the absence of each-other, and their union leads to the creation, the building of universe. The Shiva triangle is upbound and the Shakti triangle is downbound. Their union is the expression of the ultimate joy.
Do not live your life is solitude. Bring in some passion, some wishes, some desires and some feelings in your life as per your imagination; and certainly fulfill these passions.
All of you come to meet me, this is your passion, your happiness, your supplication towards me, and a form of your graceful requests. I get much more joy than you upon knowing and understanding of these feelings of yours. Let us continue to steadily enhance this joyous element, continue to merge Shiva and Shakti in our lives, and experience jubilant joy with peace and contentment in every action at every moment of life.
These are my wishes, this is my blessing, be happy always.
Nand Kishore Shrimali