Dialog with Loved ones – September 2018
अपनों से अपनी बात…
लाली मेरे शिष्य की जित देखू तित लाल
लाली देखन मैं गई और मैं भी हो गयी लाल
प्रेम बसे जो दिल में, फैले तो सारा जहां इसमें है।
लेकर बन्दे से खुदा तक की हर डोर इसके बस में है॥
जितनी होगी तड़फ तुम्हारे दिल की, सदा उतनी ही उसके दिल तक जायेगी॥
अजब प्रेम नगर अजब जादू हो गया।
मैं था जो पहले मैं, बस तू ही तू हो गया॥
Dialogue with loved ones
It was an awesome experience at Haridwar! The Guru Poornima Shivir was sheer joy. The explosion of your love and energy has overwhelmed me. Not even in my wildest dreams I had thought that my disciples would shower me with that amount of love. Believe me, your love and affection has inspired and energised me for the whole year.
In the words of Kabir
Wherever I see, I witness your phenomenal love
And your love has touched me, coloured me and transformed me.
In Haridwar I felt the cohesive strength of our organisation. Throughout those 48 hours when you participated in the Shivir, you and I had merged on a transcendental plane. You were submerged in divine bliss. In that state of ecstacy I saw you work, pray, perform Sadhanas and chant Guru’s name.
I am convinced that the Upanishad’s saying has translated in our life. Together me and you (the Guru and the disciple) are traversing towards unraveling brilliance in our lives and no force can disrupt us in our journey. We have merged. You are in me and I resonate in your hearts.
Thank you! It is such a humbling, inspiring and fulfilling thought.
I am sure even the gods in the heaven, the divine Rishis have been overjoyed to see our spiritual union. Your ancestors would be proud of you after seeing your love and devotion for your Guru. An offspring devoted to the Guru can rescue the entire clan (read the departed souls by bringing them closer to the salvation).
After Haridwar Shivir, I am convinced that now you will walk with me with firm steps and conviction. The traces of doubts that were visible initially have disappeared. Earlier, your steps were shaky and our association depended on the swing of events in your life. But, now you have changed. You have resolute faith in me and you are filled with hope. And with determination you are walking with me.
Earlier, you were a bit unsure. Our bond was fragile and like a reluctant school kid you would leave me and go back to your world. Standing at the fence, I would watch you leave with tears in my eyes and a choked voice. You would ignore my call and walk away.
That was yesterday. Today the scenario has changed. You have held me with passion and force. We are no longer two separate entities. Our union is complete – the Guru and the disciple have merged with each other. Now, nothing can separate us. Together, we will create new milestones on our Nikhil journey and our relationship transcends lifetimes.
During Haridwar Shivir, I got to know your true nature. The facades that you have carefully built around yourself disintegrated and your inner nature unraveled itself. Intrinsically, you exude joy, enthusiasm and happiness. The purity of love shines through your soul. That drives you. That inspires you.
The spiritual love between us is a source of unadulterated joy. At Haridwar Shivir, I experienced the culmination of our love. You relinquished all that you hold close to your heart for me and showered me with devotion, trust and affection. I am fortunate to have you as my disciple.
As a Guru I am committed to protect your joy. Your inner being should shine with the divine light. I have spent sleepless nights to imbue your heart with the divine happiness. That happiness has radiated through you during the Haridwar Shivir. It permeated your thoroughly.
I am sure you were connected with me even in your past life. And, that’s the reason our connection was instant in this lifetime.
My task is to make you self sufficient. Whenever you feel stuck, you should write down the problem statement. The chances are that you will discover the solution on your own. There might be times when a solution will elude you. In those hours I am there to rescue you. Trust me!
Your achievements are determined by zeal. It is the passion and the restlessness for success. Staying rest+less is mandatory for success. It means you will have fewer periods of ‘rest’ until you achieve your goal.
It is a marker of your passion. When you succeed, so do I. I want you achieve all the milestones that you’ve set for yourself. I want you to work harder but I don’t want you to work faster. Stay motivated. Work constantly. Rest less. But do rest because you should not burn out.
I am there to inspire you. I am there to imbue you with my energy. Whenever you feel tired come to me. I will ENERGISE you. At Haridwar, I felt that energy. Your radiant face is a testament to your love, affection and energy. The force of love makes it possible to overcome seasonal inconveniences. I saw that at the Haridwar shivir.
You may have to move on with life. We might not be able to meet as frequently as we would love to. That doesn’t mean you will let that joy and exuberance peter away. You have to carefully guard it because it is your cherished possession. It will drive you towards success.
I am your friend, philosopher and guide. I am your parent, teacher and mentor. And you are my treasure. I just want you to be stress free. I want you to sink your anxieties. For that you need to regularly perform sadhanas. Meet with your Guru bhais and perform communal sadhana.
We have merged, we are one. No force on the universe can separate us. That’s love. That’s culmination. That’s climax because we dumped our individual identities and forged a new one.
You are in me now. Every second. And I reverberate in you.
When do we meet next? Next Guru Poornima? Whenever you wish to see me, come over. I am there for you?
Nand Kishore Shrimali