Dialog with Loved ones – October 2017
Dialog with Loved Ones …
Dear Loved One,
A child was born. He started to cry immediately after birth. The voice of the crying child sounded very sweet to the parents. He grew in the laps of his mother and father. Later on, his parents tried to teach him to learn to walk, with love, persuasion and sweet rebukes. They continued to strive to teach him to learn to walk on his own feet.
The child fell down while trying to walk. .. The parents picked him up, consoled, and encouraged him again to try to walk. They continued to teach him, and one day, he started to prattle on his own little feet. He started to walk, run, even faster than his parents.
Can you identify that child? It is you, yourself!
While learning to walk, sometimes your knees got bruised, or your head got hit. What could you do – You cried in pain.
You cried a lot, your parents bandaged your knees or your head, but they always encouraged and motivated you to walk, run or play.
You got hurt, and took ten days to recover. But upon recovery, you started to run, jump and play again…
You did so, because playing, jumping, running is your natural tendency. Sitting in the lap of your parents is not your natural instinct.
You are that child, all of us can relate to that child. Childhood is part of growing up. You can recount multiple signs of these injuries on your knees, knuckles or head.
Well, you are a grown up now. Where has that natural instinct of running-jumping-playing disappeared? Have you forgotten it, or has that instinct evaporated.
You still continue to fall down, even now. The only difference is that now your mind gets hurt, instead of your body. Your body does not get chipped, but your mind certainly does. This kind of mental hurt causes frustration, but how can you ignore your own natural instinct.
You may wish to stop, but the time never stops. It continues to tick ahead.
Your mind still desires to move ahead, it is your natural instinct. It wants to go on, in-spite of all those hurts. It wants to laugh carelessly, like a baby. However, the other part of this mind is now filled with frustration-depression. And this frustration has started to control your mind.
Will you let this happen to you? Will desperation fill your life?
Think about your parents who motivated you to get up after every fall.
They would have endured mental hurt with your every fall, but they transformed their mental pain into encouragement for your success. They hid their mental pain. They did not want you to get frustrated. Your parents are now replaced with your Guru.
Guru is also your parent. Remember – “Twameva Maataa Cha Pitaa Twameva”
The Guru also experiences the mental pain, whenever you fall down, get tired, or experience failure. The Guru understands your pain. However He controls His emotions, and motivates you to try once more … try again …
None else will encourage you to ignore the failures and try again, try yet again. The society will move forward trampling you in their path. Everyone is busy in his own activities, cocooned within his own world, busy with their own thoughts, to achieve their own dreams.
Guru holds your hand not only to console you. He motivates you to get up and try again, to run, to move ahead.
Well, why do you all desire to run? Some of you are running in the rat-race for Lakshmi, for wealth, to gain some respect or for the sake of your family. The Guru is not concerned with your money or wealth. He is not related to your job or your business. Even then, the Guru merges Himself in your desires and wishes, within your own rat-race. You just want to keep running, without getting tired. However, your tiredness prompts you to turn towards Guru.
Whenever you approach Gurudev in your frustration and tiredness, He always guides – ” There will definitely be a way out of this. Try again”. Is there anyone else in this entire world, who can motivate you so sweetly? Is there anyone … No none else.
Therefore, there is no word in any language to define Guru. The word “Guru” is a complete word in itself. There is no comparison.
Guru is the only shelter, He is the only refuge. You wish to achieve some goals. However the day you start to think of making Guru as your own goal, you will stop fearing the failure. You will get up enthusiastically after each and every failure, and rebound.
You should prepare yourself for every type of change, for every kind of struggle. The pain of changes leads to joy in the end. Each struggle enhances your capability. The Guru has clasped you in His hands, through all kinds of struggles, through all kinds of phases, for ever – In your mind, your feelings, with you … with you … with you …
Divine blessings …
Nand Kishore Shrimali