अपनों से अपनी बात – October 2016
Dialog with loved ones …
Dear loved one,
My heartiest wishes and blessings to you on the auspicious Shakti Navratri festival. You are celebrating this Shakti-festival with full enthusiasm, energy and Sadhanas. I have been getting messages from Sadhak-disciples all across the country. You express your emotions through letters or phone messages. I get immense satiation upon knowing your emotions and thoughts. I definitely read every letter or email which you send about your divine experiences or your Sadhana. You are engaged in doing your own worldly occupations. You should also think about your own feelings and experiences in pursuing these tasks. If you consider your work as your Karma, if you do your work with responsibility and think of it as a medium of your progress, then definitely you will encounter some obstacles, adversities, and favourable-unfavourable circumstances while doing these Karmas.
Tat Karma Yat Na Bandhaaaya Saa Vidhyaa Yaa Vimuktaye |
Aayaasaaya Aparam Karma Vidhyaa Anyaashilpaneipoonama ||
i.e True Karma does not tie you in bondages, and Vidhya (wisdom) liberates you; else Karma degenerates into toils and Vidhya into literal-learning.
If you are working, and your mental bondages keep on increasing, then where is this work or Karma taking you to? You are getting more struck within this whirlpool, even though your basic objective is something else. If you are obtaining knowledge, then this knowledge should lead you towards freedom. Utilizing your knowledge to increase your Karma-bondages, is not an appropriate usage of either knowledge or Karma. The root sense of liberation should always be present. The core objective is to obtain liberation, to reach the stage of Divine joy, the Paramanand.
As you perform Karmas daily in your own world, you should clearly understand what Karma is? Is it your habit, or occupation or is it something else?
Vritti Moolmartha LaabhaH … Artha Moolou Dharma Kaamou … Artha Moolam Kaaryam …
The basic reason of your daily occupation is to obtain some profit or gain. It is correct that money is the basis for both spiritualism and materialism. Money (Artha) is the basis of your each and every action. This Artha word is very significant. Artha is not just the occupation, savings, or habits-duties. Artha drives the basic nature of your life. Artha directs you towards Comprehension and Chetna-Consciousness directs you towards joy.
The purpose of all other life processes is to either fill the stomach or to beautify your body. You have inherited some responsibilities and you have imposed some more responsibilities upon yourself. You think of yourself as very dynamic action-oriented person while fulfilling those responsibilities. The basic objective is to obtain Artha through the religion or Karma, or through work or habits. We need to understand the meaning (Artha) of our life, for which we have come into this world, in this life. You have your own breaths, your own body, your own soul, and your own life. Try to understand the meaning of your own life. This life is very valuable.
I also advise you to continue to perform Karmas in this world, but by controlling the time-cycle. A real Karma is the one, in which we forget about the time, lose track of the duration. The clock will continue to tick-tick, but you will control this time by working with full dedication and joy. This will enhance the joyous quality of your life. Age will not be able to impact you. The age impacts only those who let the time-cycle control their work. When we work with full mental dedication, then the mind gets filled with joy, and the impact of time will disappear.
Focus your mind in your actions, focus it on your Sadhanas, focus it on your SadGurudev, do not keep watching the ticking clock. The time will always try to control you, and therefore, sometimes in despair you exclaim- I am under the control of time, the Time is very powerful.
No… No… The time is not that powerful, the death cannot be powerful, only you yourself are the most powerful entity. Life is the most powerful, as it can stop the death. Continue to hear the inner voice of your mind. This inner voice reaches your senses very loudly. It is inaudible, so others cannot hear it. However, you can listen to it very clearly. Keep on listening to this inner voice. Do not ignore it under any circumstance. This is the most important Artha (meaning) of your life, this is the divine nectar of your life.
You consider Krishna, Buddha, Mahavir, Shankaracharya or SadGuru Nikhil as your ideals, but do you ever try to walk on the same path as they did? Do you do as per your inner voice, or does the time controls you. Try to walk a few steps on the path of mental freedom, which Shankaracharya, or SadGurudev took. Take the initial four steps, and you will automatically take the thousands of future steps. It only requires the initial energy and courage.
Therefore, the Guru and the disciple are connected through the mind. You obtain the energy and enthusiasm in your mind through Guru. This is the only relationship which is completely filled of love. SadGuru also stated that the vibrant divine relationship of Guru and disciple is based only and solely upon love.
Manhin Diyaa Nija Saba Diyaa, Mana Se Sanga Sharira …
Offering of mind, results in total dedication. I also listened to my inner voice on Arogyadhaam and continued on this Karma-path. I feel proud that thousands of disciples like you are participating in this divine task, and this great journey will continue ahead.
We are together in this journey of Victory in life, accomplishing the Viraat Ashwamedha Yagya in our life, awakening our Tatvamasi and our journey is towards Samraatabhishek.
Continue to act for mental freedom…
Cordially your own
Nand Kishore Shrimali