Dialog with Loved ones – May 2018
अपनों से अपनी बात…
Dialog with loved ones …
Dear loved one,
Heartiest blessings to all of you on Guru Janmotsava (Birthday). I am sure that you certainly would have organized Nikhil Janmotsava at your own places. This Nikhil celebration forms the basic foundation of potential capabilities within our hearts. This divine nectar pot continues to provide elixir to us all.
Guru is set-up within our own mind, and our mind controls our body. Therefore, you should continue to embed Guru within your mind, because Guru activates your mind, ensuring that it remains within an enhanced joyful, peaceful and energized state. Immersion-Implanting of Guru within your mind leads to rise of confidence and excitement. Your path might be a bit lengthy, but it is never a difficult one to transcend. Therefore you should never separate Guru from your mind.
The disciples and Sadhaks always ask me this one question. They wish to attain perfection, and to achieve this goal, they continue to make multiple continuous efforts with high motivation. However, the success continues to elude them, and they want to know the reason for this failure.
Do you know what is the greatest wealth (Lakshmi) in the world? What is the foundation-origin of Lakshmi? If we were to describe the basis of Lakshmi in one word, then that word is – Faith.
Life is a continuous interplay of materialism and illusion. Materialism refers to our physical body, which acts as the primary agent to perform various tasks, and these actions are nothing else but the illusion itself. We continue to get fascinated and enchanted by our illusory achievements. We continuously struggle against our body to achieve these goals, but sometimes we fail in our endeavors. This failure deeply frustrates the disciples and the Sadhaks.
The reason for this despair is lack of Faith in the mind of the Sadhaks. Faith is built upon complete Trust, and Trust, in turn, is founded upon strong principles of Hope. Hope is the Optimism that tomorrow will certainly be better than today.
Who will you keep faith on? You will need to have faith on your own mind, where Guru resides. Faith is much stronger than Trust, since it is rock-solid. The arrival of faith within the mind initiates a divine flow of joy into our life, and one bows in gratitude unto the divine spirit.
The Sadhak may express this gratitude towards his Guru, the Divine deity and even his own self. Try to remember the moment when you were struggling against obstacles. You only had two thoughts – Why me? And, What my devotion lacked?
Both of these emotions cannot enter into a mind which is full of faith. Certainly this points to a lack of reverence and belief somewhere.
Both materialism and illusion stay interlocked with each other during this journey of life. This world, which you address using words like “I” and “Mine”, is nothing else but illusion. Everyone is surrounded by Illusion, and thus, it is vitally important to obtain success. All our needs and wishes are controlled and determined by Lakshmi. Only one who combines efforts with faith, gains qualification to beget Lakshmi.
Faith is the primary prerequisite to have, if you wish to reach the pinnacle of success in any field – to become wealthy, become strong, achieve fame, succeed in education, become a writer, painter, artist, poet, businessman or anyone else. Trust and Devotion are two close companions of Faith.
Progress in any field is generally impossible in absence of faith. Faith always elevates, it is the key to growth and development. The reduction in faith encourages the Failure to start showing its ugly face. Faith ensures continuous progression and advancement.
When a flower blossoms, it rises towards the sky, with its full strength. However it falls down upon fading. Similarly a person living with full faith, continues to elevate upwards. However, any adverse impact on faith, trust or devotion makes him bite the dust.
Thus this journey of materialism and illusion is ever joyful in presence of full faith. Faith drives the person to turn our gaze ahead towards growth, full of hope and optimism. A mind full of faith is ever joyful and blossoming. Faith leads to joy. This joyful happiness cannot be based on any physical object. It can only be attained by faith alone.
Consider, whenever any misfortune strikes, or any unexpected unforeseen event occurs, our heart freezes to ice. This cold heart descends into a downward journey into a yawning abyss. Our heart always feel overwhelmed, whenever we fall into despair. This infinite burden drives us down, and knocks us out. Now think of joy! The joy always resides in close proximity of faith and growth. Joy always elevates upwards. Joy combined with faith enhances our belief … A heart full of joy and belief always rises upwards.
Faith is that elixir, which enables one to comprehend one’s own self. It is really very simple. To understand your own self, you should have the nectar of faith within your own self. This faith drives generation of divine energy within us. It enhances our intensity and enables us to progress further on the path of our own growth. We express gratitude to God.
Keep progressing with faith – Guru and God is always with you, to fill you with divine joy.
Nand Kishore Shrimali