Dialog with Loved Ones – April 2017
Dialog with Loved ones…
Dear loved one,
I got an opportunity to visit Ujjain, the city of Mahakaal on the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri. It is my good fortune that I get multiple opportunities to visit Ujjain. My faith drives me to reach out to the Mahakaal, the pinnacle of trust. The first and the final truth of life, the supreme truth of life is the Mahakaal, the Lord Shiva …
Bhavaanishankarou Vande Shraddhaa Vishwaasa Rupinou |
Vande Bodhamayam Nityam Gurum Shankararupinam |
Shiva is the founding expression of faith, the permanent feeling which is always constant. The mother nature merges with Shiva with faith in the form of power and belief. This is the form of Lord Shiva. Shiva is the highest deity, the ultimate, He is the continual continuous flow of expressions in our life which can be termed as trust. It attains totality when this trust merges with the faith, and we reach the state of Poornamidam PoornamidaH. Then we realize for the first time, that we have originated from the Totality, and that we will merge with the Totality in the end.
The strength of Power is required to achieve this perfection, this power is a very explosive, miraculous entity. It is difficult to explain it in few limited words. I feel that if we were to choose one single word to describe the basic foundation, origin and the flow of this power, then that word is “Trust”. The power awakens itself, wherever trust is present. What do we do to achieve this trust? Whom should we trust? Whom should we stop trusting in? You get highly confused with these questions, and this brings difficulties within your simple life. Believing in others, believing in your family, belief in your caste, society, country etc.; all of these are very spectacular beliefs. The most basic topic is – believing in your own self. When you start believing in yourself, a love feeling for the self originates within you and you get immersed into your own thoughts. You enter your own inner world, and you will have to strengthen this belief with your own thoughts and emotions. There is no other way. The trust is similar to a flowing stream of water, a minor change in direction gets it to flow in that particular direction. Therefore the trust has to be constantly kept in a motion through a strong torrent. The basic process to realize power is to maintain your own trust and belief.
Let me tell you something, your faith is as firm as Lord Shiva. This faith is unshakeable. Your faith might be in a particular divine deity, or it could be in a particular place or person. It is firm, unwavering and unassailable. The faith is definitely present. You need to work with a strong courage and power, with definite trust. This flowing feeling will need to be controlled. The faith is constant permanent and you need to feed trust into this faith. Faith is like a sacrificial Yagya fire, which continuously requires multiple offerings of trust, to continually strengthen and uplift the light of life.
Now you tell me, what other option do you have in place of the belief. You will not be able to lead the life if you continue to disbelieve repeatedly. This world is not an ocean of distrust, you can sail this sea of life only in the boat of trust. It is possible to lead your life. You need to get up daily with a new feeling of trust, it is a little bit difficult, but then you do not have any other method to lead your life with full energy and power.
Why are you upset? You are upset because of your disbelief. Sometimes a tragedy happens, sometimes you get cheated, sometimes someone deceives you, and all this gives you distrust. Now, how is it possible to bring joy into your life if you continue to carefully carry the distrust-disbelief in your hands. You need to develop a new set of trust daily, because only trust-belief can lead you on the path of supreme peace. Becoming intimate with trust grants you peace while adding intimacy to distrust gives you unrest.
Why is there so much stress inside you? Because you have been taught only the art of distrust till now. Nobody has taught you the skill of trust, everyone has given you only thorns of disbelief till now, and this has shaken your life. Probably this has brought multiple tensions and fatigue into your life, and you have gotten tired of handling these tensions and worries. You life has become a machine. You get up daily in the morning, eat breakfast, read newspaper, have food, goto your job-business, meet the same friends, discuss about same politics, face same tensions-worries and return home fully tired. After dinner, watch the same meaningless unnecessary debate on tv and then try to get into sleep. You are not able sleep easily due to tensions in the mind, and then tiredness leads you to slumber. The same routine gets repeated next day. The cause of all this is the entry of distrust into your mind. God did not grant you life to live like this. Why cannot we be excited like a child? Why cannot we be happy like a child? We cannot laugh at small trifles since we are not active … not a disciple … not a student …. There are thousands of things to do – sing some song, play some music, dance a little, do yoga, learn a new language, write an article, write a speech, cook food, make paintings, learn a new technique, take some spiritual lessons, learn photography, do some cultural activity, visit some-place, go to a garden, visit another city. There are thousands of such activities that you can do. Just be proactive and keep learning. You will have to remove the disbelief and mental laziness to achieve this. It is not certain that big tasks will provide happiness into your life, but such small and tiny thousands of tasks can definitely bring a constant happiness into your life. New enthusiasm will come with new learnings. Your inner power will become active. The biggest gain is that you will start loving yourself.
You are connected to the Guru to obtain salvation from your bonds and you will ought to set-up a big loving bond with your Guru. You will need to do this with full trust, which is within your own self. Guru is the gate of salvation, if you want to be liberated, if you want to be free, then welcome this creation, this universe, this Shiva with both hands. Raise your both hands and salute the SadGuru, the Almighty who gave you this life. He granted you this birth. Blessed is the God, blessed is the Guru master and blessed are you who fill your self with excitement and enthusiasm.
Come, let us celebrate the Nikhil Janmotsava with full enthusiasm, offer our full faith and trust into the holy feet of SadGuru, and dedicate-surrender ourselves. Surrender causes happiness, surrender leads to liberation.
Nand Kishore Shrimali