……Contd. from GYAN KI GEHRAI (The Depth of Wisdom)
Devotee: Maiya, all Saints preach it repeatedly that, we should always remember that “we belong to God and God belongs to us” but unfortunately, we don’t remember it all the time. How to keep this in mind, Always?
Maiya: Because you don’t have love & affection for God and you don’t feel the belongin with Him, that’s why you tend to forget. Like, if you keep money or any other dear thing of yours somewhere, you don’t forget, because you think that to be yours, it belongs to you. Similarly, if you feel same for that Supreme Being, you will always remember Him.
Devotee: Maiya, How to experience the divine nectar of God?
Maiya : For instance , when you eat some sweet only then you get to know its taste, similarly, only when you will remember Him with full devotion, then you will naturally taste the divine nectar.
If failure comes, say, “It is a dream.” Be unruffled in everything you do. If you try hard to cultivate the dream-opposite to whatever trials you may be experiencing, you will be able to change a nightmarish experience into a beautiful experience.
The truth is embodied in the wisdom of the great ones that reveals to us the world as it really is. Had it not been for the training I received in this wisdom, I would not have liked to remain in this world
Of all qualities the purest is wisdom. Its unpollutable flame of light is the only effective adversary of darkness, ignorance. In due course of time, when the yogi reaches the ultimate success of freeing his consciousness from the gross perception of the body and the cosmic elements, he realizes, within himself—in the Self or soul—his lost-and-found wisdom as the sole liberator.
It is not a pumping-in from outside that gives wisdom; it is the power and extent of your inner receptivity that determines how much you can attain of true knowledge, and how rapidly.
Forget the past, for it is gone from your domain! Forget the future, for it is beyond your reach! Control the present! Live supremely well now! It will whitewash the dark past, and compel the future to be bright! This is the way of the wise.
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…Continued from the book GYAN KI GEHRAI (THE DEPTH OF WISDOM)
Devotee: Ma! How would we come to know as to which state of Sadhna have we attained?
Maiyaji : Don’t worry about your state of Sadhna . leave everything to God but that doesn’t mean at all that one should stop doing his efforts. Do not waste your time in unnecessary gossip. Save that precious time & get deeply engrossed in Sadhna.
Devotee: ma! How should we do Sadhna ?
Maiyaji : One needs to have traits of ‘abhyasa’(practice) and Vairagya (detachment) and the stage of Vairagya should be such that you get detached from the pleasures of even ‘Brahmloka’(heavenly abode).
Devotee: Ma, What is Vairagya?
Maiyaji: Detachment from all the attractions or pleasures of this world and beyond.
Devotee: Maiya ji , What is ‘Upraamta’?
Maiyaji: knowing the momentary existence of available luxuries and being indifferent to those is called Upraamta.
Arjuna says, I don’t want to fight, as there are big warriors in front of me and in their comparison, I am not so.
Then Lord Krishna said,
taktwa hriday duryabalyam uttishth param tapa.
Meaning that,keep aside the weakness of your heart and do your karma. Srimad Bhagwad Gita never teaches that, you abandon your duties and work and be dependent on your destiny. Whatever lord will give, I will accept, NO…..
In Yoga Vashishtha MahaRamayana (famous Hindu Scripture), it is written, that
“O’ Lord Rama ! The one who always remain dependent on the destiny and resists one self from doing karma, is a coward, & the one who does purusharth (efforts) is blessed with enlightenment. Here efforts win, not the destiny. Even destiny is made out of efforts. A farmer was ploughing a field, suddenly a bird collided with the plough , he caught & sold the bird. He thought the amount which i gained by farming for so many days, can be gained just by selling a bird. Hence from today onwards,no farming just selling the birds. No, everyday he would go to the field and waited for a bird to collide, and in this manner waited for long , but thereafter ,neither a bird collided nor he could sell & earn money. Many people become happy by incidental profits, “Today is sorrow, Tomorrow will be happiness”. Dont wait for incidental profits, do efforts. Doing work is your duty and rewarding for that is the duty of God.
Uddeme na sidhhyanti karyani na manorathayi,
nahi suptasya sinhasya pravishyanti mukhe mriga.
meaning that , if a lion opens his mouth and keep sitting with the expectation that a deer will enter his mouth automatically ,then lion is mistaken. Similarly, If you want to eat chapatti and the flour , roller , chapati board as well as vegetables are near you, efforts have to be put in by you, so that your stomach gets filled. Therefore, one should always perform duties . Bhagvad Gita says that one who coordinates his work, knowledge and devotion, remains detached to materialistic world even though living in it. Just as Lotus grows into the water but remains unaffected by water. Like tongue remains inside your mouth, tastes lot of Ghee, Oil and butter but never becomes lube, similarly, while living in this materialistic world one should always take shelter of spiritual discourses and wisdom of Bhagwad Gita so that one can attain enlightment.