Dialog with Loved Ones …
Dear loved one
Basant Panchami arrived and all of you celebrated this festival by worshipping Saraswati. You accomplished the “Rati Anang” festival of the youth, and now you are getting ready to celebrate the Mahashivaratri, Holi and Navaratri. I am very proud of this enthusiasm.
A Sadhak questioned me – Gurudev, why do you smile so much while looking at me? What is inside me which prompts your smile? I replied that you yourself do not know what you have within yourself? I can see deep inside you, I look at the innocence within you, gaze at the purity within your being, along with your goodwill and virtuous intentions; hence I smile upon seeing you and I also wish you to become happy after seeing within yourself. You should get joy at the thoughts of your nature, your gesture, your intellect, your thoughts and your view-perspectives. When you start becoming happy while seeing yourself, when you start becoming satisfied with yourself, then you will realize for the first time about the presence of the precious treasure of happiness stored within you. Everything is within your inner mind. You ought to perform only one task, you should get empty, become empty… Remove whatever you have stored within yourself.
What have you saved? The so-called information, which you sometimes term as knowledge or experience; covered with a lid of seriousness. You are not able to find happiness in this inner-self full of seriousness. Now, how do I pour in the new ideas / knowledge within this full pot, which I wish to. First, I shall have to remove this fake seriousness, the set of your experiences and information. It is definitely certain that – you are not empty from within. You are filled with so many multiple items, that you do not let anything new to come within yourself. You are filled with anxieties, tensions, dilemmas, anger, prejudices and discontentment. Do one thing first, empty the pond of your mind. Something new in life will be able to germinate only after you empty your mind.
Maybe you want to cry, or maybe you want to laugh, do whatever you wish to do. Do not suppress or control these feelings. Do not show either fake smiles or unnecessary seriousness to your Guru. Let your real natural form emerge. Freely express, whatever happiness you have. Similarly openly express the sadness within you. Celebrate the festival openly. Basant Panchami, Shivratri, Holi, Navaratri, celebrate them fully. Try to understand my words carefully, do not let anything inhibit you. If you try to stop yourself, then the pot of seriousness within your mind will fill up quickly and it might burst due to the internal tensions. This will cause you severe pain. Therefore, keep on empting this pot regularly. Let the happiness come and let the sadness leave. Both of them are temporary. Thousand kinds of happiness and pain arrives and leaves, let them flow, and prepare yourself for something new.
You behave incorrectly … You work like a machine looking at the clock, looking at the time … each activity of your life sleep, work, movement etc. is fully controlled by the clock. You wish to do everything quickly. You often feel that the time is short, everything should get done rapidly, your are under full control of the time-cycle. It is important to quickly get free from this subordination. Guru is the Maha-kaal Almighty form for you. Maha-kaal (Almighty) rules above the kaal (time), this is the essence of the Shiva. This is where speed is immaterial, but a deep sense of resilience and constant mobility is ever-present. Do you wish to live within control of kaal (time) or Maha-kaal (Almighty). Look around you, you see all kinds of people, all are living in their own time cycle. This time-cycle is very significant. Someone gets married early, others enter into marriage late. Some have one child, while others have two. Someone completes his education at the age of 20-22, while other is able to start his job only after completing his studies at the age of 27. Someone achieves success at the age of thirty, and he dies at the age of sixty. Some other person achieves success at the age of fifty and he lives till the age of ninety. Every person has his or her own time-cycle. Sometimes you may feel that your colleagues, partners, juniors, have gone ahead, and sometimes you will feel that you have left many people behind. No one is ahead and no one is behind, everyone is proceeding as per their own time-cycle. Stop yourself and understand your own self. All of your tasks should be completed only for your own pleasure, for your own happiness. Therefore consecrate yourself too, while performing Shiva-abhishek. When you chant “Om NamaH Shivaaye”, then chant “Om NamaH Shivaaye” to impart life, energy and Shiva-element within your own dead, lifeless body. You should also develop around “OM” (the three dimensions), your body should also be filled with Shiva-Shakti. Only then will you be able to live. Keep emptying yourself regularly, let your life-form flow.
You should perform one task this time during Navratri, you must certainly chant “Navaarn Mantra” while sitting calmly in your house, at work. You should perform this Sadhana during Navraatri, both during morning and evening. Chant each letter slowly, separately, from within yourself “Eing Hreeng Kleeng Chaa Mu N Daa Yei Vi Cchei”. Each letter should emerge not from your lips but rather from within you. Gradually increase its pace, enhance the intensity and this speed will automatically intensify by the Navami (Ninth day). The lips may not emit any sound, but the divine Mantra “Eing Hreeng Kleeng Chaa Mu N Daa Yei Vi Cchei” will vibrate from each cell of your body. This Shakti vibration will emanate from within you. Then the temperature of your body will also increase, the blood flow will also get intensed and an immense energy will awaken within you, which is actually your own.
There is an infinite store of energy inside you, an infinite source of power is hidden within you; and you have to experience it, comprehend it and understand it. This Shakti energy is already imbibed within your own body. You should ignite it with the flame of your own self. Remove the ashes covering it, with your own efforts. Then your real nature will emerge. Peace and contentment will enter within you. This has been termed as the intelligence, the consciousness. Walk on this mental path, and open your heart, your mind, let the new feelings, new thoughts enter your self daily …
The beneficial blessings of Sadgurudev Nikhil is always with you.
Nand Kishore Shrimali