Dialog with Loved ones – June 2017
Dialog with Loved Ones …
Dear Loved One,
At the onset, heartiest congratulations to all of you for the Raipur Amrit Mahotsava. The collaboration, spirit to serve and awesome enthusiasm deeply impressed me. My heartfelt blessings to you, may the spiritual Nikhil Amrit Kalash continue to flow unabatedly in your life. May you continue to experience this divine joy forever!
Today, I wish to talk about the relationship between the Guru and the disciple – Is it intellectual or mental? How to get to Gurudev at the intellectual level? Attraction towards Gurudev is not possible at the intellectual state, it is possible only within the mental plane. Without any difference or distinction, devoid of any pre-condition, and constituting only of dedication and devotion. We immerse ourselves deeply within the thoughts of Gurudev, we merge our spiritual self with Gurudev, so much such that we consider everything of Guru as our own. We achieve the state of ultimate peace. We obtain joy with each effort, every action of Gurudev, this is possible only at the level of the psyche. What is the necessity of the brain and intelligence here? The “Twam Praan Man Praan, Twam Chintaye Mam Chintaye” is a major event.
Friends, whatever we see in this world, learn, or comprehend, becomes a part of our knowledge. Now, it is a very difficult task to merge this knowledge-intellect with the inner spirit of your mind. At this moment we need someone, who can hold our fingers, guide us and take us further on the mental path, a path which the intellect know nothing about. Diksha and Shaktipaat is nothing but the disciple granted by Gurudev to make us understand this unknown path. This causes emergence of a change from the opposite direction, and when we accept this change with complete reverence and devotion, then the intimate relationship between the Gurudev-disciple becomes stronger and both merge to become one. Faith is the basis of the mind.
The intellect repeatedly puts obstacles on the path of this psyche. It is also a matter of fact that we require intelligence to succeed in this world. Then you ask me, ” I perform actions and Karma, yet I do not achieve success.” The basic question is: – What, according to you, is the scale of success? If you equate success to just an elevation-rise within the organization-system, then your definition of success is highly incomplete. Such success will not be able to even touch your mind.
The moot point is – Are you independent or subordinate? If you are only a part-composite of the physical organization-system then you are working according to wishes of others. If your mind contains ideas-thoughts from others, if you work as per desires of others, then you are a subordinate-dependent. You act and perform tasks as others tell you to. You consider everything as a competition and try to win every competition. You get ahead in this race, but your happiness, and your mind gets left out. Where did this thinking come from? This did not come from within you. Others have filled these thoughts within your mind-intellect and you mistakenly think of these as the most appropriate for you.
Then the question arises, where to seek happiness from? You will definitely get it within your own mind, through your own intellect. What is the best way to achieve it? The simple formula is –You do not belong to anyone …You do not make anyone your slave …
This is a very small, but very pertinent formula. It requires complete freedom of the mind. Freedom means – discipline. Trying out, with patience. Patience inculcates discipline, and gives us the reins of the intellect. Absence of any restraint yields Yama or death. This discipline over the intellect is the first step to achieve freedom of mind. We have a big path ahead of us, but we also need to comprehend our mind with patience and disciple to forge ahead. At least do not give the power over your mind to your intellect, if you cannot handle the power of your mind yourself. Give Gurudev the power to control your mind. Gurudev will definitely correct inner deficiencies, and will later hand over your mind and body to you. This will enable you to become happy with your own mind. Guru’s task is to let you merge your own self with your own mind. This is your real freedom.
Therefore, you should not be afraid of God, you should not fear religion. Do not pray to God to just wash away your sins. God should not become a medium just to wipe away the sins-misfortune. God is the expression of love. The presence of the love element triggers a dialogue with the mind. You will have to improve within your own for yourself. You will need to setup the system within your own self, whatever system you expect from others. You have to yourself maintain the physical-body hygiene, mental hygiene, discipline and self-work. Order yourself before ordering others.
You shout aloud that – I am a great devotee, I will serve Guru like none else in the world. I am ready to fight any kind of battle. I shall propagate Guru’s teachings across the entire globe. There is no need to do such great things. It will be a major achievement if you are able to add even five or ten people through love, by your efforts, through your` own nature. There is no need to announce large resolutions. Connect additional people, and this is possible only through your love and devotion. There is no need to force yourself. You will lose yourself, the moment you try to control your intellect and your mind through force. Guru wishes to keep you alive, for ever. The service to Guru is to connect more people with faith. You can accomplish this task with love and cooperation. You should donate your mind along with money. The expression of the mind is the best among the Tan (Body), Man (Mind) and Dhan (Wealth). You ought to do this for Guru Poornima Ayodhya, connect 10-20 more folks, and sit with me as a group for three days there. This will give me ultimate joy.
Your efforts will certainly be successful through your enthusiastic spirits. Keep protecting the values and emotions which arise in your mind. Become Free … Free …
Nand Kishore Shrimali