अपनों से अपनी बात – Sep 2015
Deep Heartiest Congratulations … Guru Poornima festival was full of joy. The magnificent tent on the beach in Puri, Lord Jagannath’s divine shade, and congregation with all you disciples, this was an exhilarating moment of my life. The faith, the devotion, which you brought to Puri, I bless you a million times with deep sentiments in my heart and mind.
During the raging rainy monsoon season when the meteorological department was repeatedly issuing storm warnings, you arrived within such inclement surroundings, and perhaps Lord Jagannath also desired that the Nikhil devotees, the disciples should not face any problems. So the mother nature cooperated fully with us for three days, and the rains ceased. The natural storm did not arrive, but the passion, the emotions and sensations in the minds of the disciples, were exceedingly intense and forceful. Every disciple had only one call – “Hey! SadGurudev Nikhil, with a heartfelt desire of your presence at every moment in life, to express and offer complete-self, we have come here to Jagannathpuri.” In reality, the Puri travel was just an excuse, the real purpose was the merger of Nikhil disciple and Guru.
Every one of our tasks should have a sense of brilliance, perfection, peace and a realization of an addition of a new chapter in life. Like Lord Jagannath has adorned a new form, a new design this year after 19 years, similarly, we are also changing to a new format, a new flavor in our lives.
As far as devotion, faith and dedication are concerned, I think that these three elements should be included in every situation of life. A normal person is not able to understand the basic essence of devotion, dedication and reverence; and so remains incomplete in his life. To accomplish any task, there should a full devotion towards the task. The devotion should be of such a scale that you forget yourself, akin to a devotee engaging himself completely in devotion to his God. He submerges himself in Bhakti-rasa, similarly full devotion is a mandatory requirement to accomplish any task; and this devotion should be accompanied with the full faith and complete commitment. If you wish to attain perfection in life, if you wish to complete the pending tasks, then full devotion, full faith and full dedication is required.
If you have imbibed a Guru, then full devotion, faith and dedication is needed there as well. Whatever relationships we build in this life, friendships, fraternal bonds, familial ties, all of these relationships require a full dose of devotion, faith and dedication elements for fulfillment. Reduction of any of these elements cause slight strain in the ties, and once a crack appears, the disruption process initiates. Therefore, I emphasize that each relationship should be nurtured with full dedication and devotion do.
Whenever you talk about your social constraints and shackles, I get amazed that – Oh brother! Majority of these ties are mental. You should imbibe a sense of freedom in your mind and intellect. One can be mentally free even while living within the current location-time limitations of the society.
I exhort you to become independent, from your mind and your senses, arise, awake, stir and free yourself from the mental shackles of psychological dependencies.
What is our task, and what we are moving forward to complete, we need to build a huge organization to accomplish this. And always remember that an organization doesn’t get created by actions of others, it gets nurtured by the actions of self. You have to wholeheartedly work with me without any fatigue or pause round-the-clock.
You should be grateful to our SadGurudev Nikhil, who has blessed you with not just a simple family but a wonderfully splendid organization, the Nikhil Mantra Vigyan family. Until now you had considered only 2 relatives, your 2-4 brethren as your family. This is a vast magnificent family, having all sorts of people, but everyone has only one ideology and this Nikhil ideology, SadGuru ideology binds everyone together.
This huge Nikhil Mantra Vigyan family comprises of many tiny families of yours, everyone is engaged in their own work, running their household or fulfilling their duties; but there are some members who think about this great Nikhil Mantra Vigyan family and are working for it apart from fulfilling their family obligations. Everyone works for self-sustenance and economic development, but one needs a special courage to work for others, for the society, for Nikhil Mantra Vigyan. Your mind should be full of passion and energy.
You have to accomplish the tasks. A beautiful verse –
Na Hi Kashritkshanamapi Jaatu Tishthatyakarmakrit |
Kaaryate HamavashaH Karma Sarva PrakritiJegurneH||
The providence will continuously enforce you to do tasks, there is no existence without work, then why don’t we perform tasks which lead to our physical, mental, financial and spiritual development. Why don’t we choose the best trail which grants satisfaction and grows our wealth and fame. This sole path of social efforts, organization setup and work of Guru; has to be borne by you. It is a matter of big surprise that you don’t even know 50 Guru-brothers, Nikhil Mantra Vigyan members in your own city? This only means that the interaction force is very weak. You should meet like-minded individuals. The Nikhil Mantra Vigyan family should grow. You will need to put more efforts and exertions into this field. Everyone lives for self, we should do some community service which also grants wealth and fame. God has gifted thousands of rights, but He has specified many duties and responsibilities. Responsibility means – Performing tasks after understanding the overall goal. The Guru Poornima mahotsava and continuous interaction with Gurudev provides this balance between the rights and duties.
The divine words of SadGurudev – The mind of sadhak is like Kalptaru boon-gifting tree, the emotions rising in the mental ocean transform into spiritual prowess. If a Sadhak’s mind is full of complete faith, courage, optimism and charitable thoughts, then he attains infinite boons. If he gets afraid of adverse situations and loses the valuable trust, then he loses his own self, and destroys self for ever.
I am always with you to pour the joyous nectar into your life. You should accomplish thousands of great tasks in your life with your own hands. The Mother Lakshmi, Saraswati and Shakti resides in your hands.
Karagre Vasate Lakshmi Karmadhye Saraswati |
Karprishte Sthito Brahma Prabhate Kardarshanam ||
You should accomplish Chamunda Shakti Poojan during Navratri and special Sadhana and Poojan of MahaLakshmi on Deepawali night. Fill yourself with self-respect and continue on this divine knowledge track of Gurudev.
Nand Kishore Shrimali