अपनों से अपनी बात – June 15
Speak with loved ones …
Dear loved one,
A distinctive “Janamotsav Sadhana Camp” was organized in Patna on the auspicious occasion of Nikhil Jayanti. The volunteers of Bihar worked collectively under scorching sun and sweltering heat, many, many blessings to these volunteers. This time, on 21st April, collective worship was performed, even in the smallest unit of Siddhashram Sadhak Parivar, within the entire India. I was receiving messages from everywhere, from the morning itself of 21st April. While the poojan was taking place, they were sending me updates of each moment; and requesting that we two hundred – three hundred sadhaks are performing collective poojan, please bless us on phone for couple of minutes. From 10 am in the morning to 5 pm in the evening; I addressed more than 20 groups of Siddhashram Sadhaks at various locations, blessed them on phone, gave a small discourse, prayed for their welfare; and when the collective “SadGurudev Ki Jai” hail of two, three –four hundred sadhaks reached my ears, I felt proud. I realize that our organization is progressing towards a magnificent format.
Wherever the programs of collective worship, collective Sadhana are organized, I speak a few words to the collected disciples on phone. I am with you at all times mentally, and you are with me; but when I literally hear your voice, hear the hailing, then my chest swells with pride. I feel happy that the seeds sowed by SadGurudev, have now turned into dense trees, and they have achieved the capability to provide shelter to others. Many more people are obtaining the joy of Sadhanas, mantras and yagyas in their shade.
A person questioned me – I want to become the best Sadhak and best disciple in life, what should I do to accomplish it? How can I obtain the best personality? How do I move forward on the Nikhil path. I wish to expand the divine knowledge of Gurudev. I advised that – you will certainly have to perform three activities to become a disciple and a sadhak, and these three activities are – 1. Be Egoless, 2. Develop Unflinching Trust and 3. Continuous Devotion.
Everyone in this world nurtures the illusion that he has many possessions and some other individuals have the illusion that they have nothing. Both of these are two sides of the same coin. The ego that “I am very important” and the reverse sense of hopelessness and apathy that “I have nothing, I am nothing and I cannot achieve anything” reflect expression of an incorrect ego in the psyche. We should first completely eliminate our feeling of disappointment. The reduction of ego is possible only by continuous strengthening of willpower.
The second basic fact is to destroy our doubts. A person with a wavering indecisive mind, one who keeps selecting either left or right route; does not reach his target. There is only one method to achieve the goal and that is – “Continuous progress on the same path”, to achieve the target with full guarantee. But when the person remains confused, his mind stays skeptical, then that situation is called as “delusional” state. The mind means – intellect and when the intellect gets confused, then one cannot complete any task. One should destroy all doubts to lead a perfect life.
The third main point is that one can merge with Gurudev only with full faith. A wavering person cannot be successful at any task. The faith generates a sense of reverence and the energy is produced from reverence. Confidence in the tasks, trust in Guru, is absolutely essential to become a true Sadhak, and disciple.
You need to regularly repeat these three things in your life. As the pot needs to be regularly scrubbed, washed, and polished to remain clean. Similarly, this vessel of life also needs to be regularly cleaned. You need to rule over your ego to achieve this. The ego should not dominate you, you should overcome your ego to ride on your mind. This will result in gentleness and calmness in your life.
Last time I wrote about the activities which you may perform for yourself or for Gurudev. Both topics are the same. Whatever actions you perform for yourself, that is all Guru’s work. Five functions i.e. first- physical service through the body, second- service through money, third – service through worldly relations, fourth – service through intellect and mind, and fifth – service through your sixth sense. Reflect today, what type of service are you providing through these five mediums to your body, your life, your religion, your country and your Gurudev? God has abundantly gifted these five powers to all beings in similar measure. If you progress forward in the serving life, using these, then you will experience joy in each moment and the biggest benefit is that you will achieve satisfaction. You will get a sense that my life is also meaningful. I am doing something great in this life and I will constantly receive blessings from the Guru and God through these great tasks.
Perform selfless service, do not wait for someone else before acting. No one will come to preach. You do not require praise from anyone else. Guru is ever-present in your heart and mind, He is watching you constantly, and you are also experiencing Him regularly yourself. There is never any moment when you are different from Gurudev or Gurudev is away from you.
Today, I am giving you a clear order that all of you have to certainly come to Jagannathpuri, Odisha on 30-31 July, 2015 on the divine occasion of Guru Purnima. Another point, you should not come alone, you have to bring your family as well. Even more important point, your family is your local unit of Siddhashram Sadhak Parivar organization. You all have to come together. Spend three days in the joyful ecstasy with Shree Krishna, Lord of the universe. Guru is with you, SadGuru Nikhil is always with you.
Always remember a special message, Lord Krishna has stated – “wherever people gather in my name, I am always present there.”
You will also be present in Jagannath Puri inspired by SadGuru Nikhil, you will certainly have a mental union with SadGuru Nikhil.
You get joy in life at each moment, you enjoy happiness at each second, and the Guru-disciple merger keeps happening … These are my best wishes ….
Nand Kishore Shrimali