-Consciousness develops best through work done as an offering to the Divine.
-Indolence and inaction end in tamas; that is a fall into unconsciousness; it is contrary to all progress & light.
-To overcome one’s ego, to live only in the service of the Divine.
-I make no difference between work and Yoga. Work itself is Yoga if it is done in a spirit of dedication & surrender.
-When one works for the Divine, it is much better to do perfectly what one does than to aim at a very big work.
-The progress in sadhana comes from the rectification of inner and outer attitude, not from the nature of the work one does-any work, even the most humble can lead to Divine if it is done with the right attitude.
Q-What is concentration?
A-It is to bring back all the scattered threads of concentration to a single point, a single idea. Those who can attain perfect attention succeed in everything they undertake; they will always make a rapid progress. And this kind of concentration can be developed exactly like the muscles; one may follow different systems, different methods of training. Today we know that the most pitiful weakling, for example, can with discipline become as strong as anyone else. One should not have a will which will flicker out like a candle.
The will, the concentration must be cultivated; it is a question of method, of regular exercise. If you will, you can. But the thought, “What’s the use?” must not come in to weaken the will. The idea that one is born with a certain character and can do nothing is stupid.
I think the most important thing is to know why one meditates; this is what gives the quality of the meditation and makes it of one order or another.
You may meditate to open yourself to the divine Force, you may meditate to reject the ordinary consciousness, you may meditate to enter the depths of your being, you may meditate to learn how to give yourself integrally; you may meditate for all kind of things. You may meditate to enter peace and calm and silence-this is what generally people do, but without much success. But you may also meditate to receive the Force of transformation, to discover the points to be transformed, to trace out the line of progress. And then you may also meditate for very practical reasons: when you have a difficulty to clear up, a solution to find, when you want help in some action or other. You may meditate for that too.
I think everyone has his own mode of meditation. But if one wants the meditation to be dynamic, one must have an aspiration for progress and the meditation must be done to help and fulfill this aspiration for progress. Then it becomes dynamic.
A Note- For further reference reading, I have posted some more articles from Fb in the following post here. They were meant to reinforce what I had spoken in the Discourse on 16th December, 2017.
Water has inherent electricity, power inside it. Similarly man’s thoughts also have energy embedded in it depending on the will power, type of actions done and the nature of the person.
A thought is born in the mind. When it is born, it is like a small bubble about to burst. If one does not pursue or carry forward that positive thought for it to manifest, then it dies out.
If the thought-bubble is applied with the will of the mind ofthe doer, it starts to enlarge gradually and becomes large enough with the power of the will and the power inherent in the thought itself in the first place. SankalpaShakti, Thought Power is a power given to man by God for good intents and reasons.
We must observe our thoughts in order to make ourselves in charge of their strength. And also to keep in check thetremendous force that they can give usespecially the negative, weak and damaging thoughts. Negative force arising out of the negative and weak thoughts should be negated completely.
The mind has the power of God but we believe that it is I who is the doer. This type of situation and act is delusion and must be avoided strongly since we are liable to entangle ourselves in the stream of energy in the mind inconclusively. Beware of this ego and deception.
“Silence and peace, more silence, more peace you shall get if you let go of your past grips or anchors and merge yourself completely in the silence of your Atma. When you come in touch with your Atma, you are in complete restfulness and calmness.
Human being should also constantly remain clean in mind and Atma. The day the man understands that this world is a reflection of God, a playground; he will begin to love God more. You shall also see this miracle if you consolidate your mind.
You should try very hard and make all efforts to know the Truth; never get tired in pursuing it. Trust in yourself and after invoking the God realized Gurus, complete your work fast so that you can finally rest forever and attain bliss as benediction which is beyond the senses. The persons who dedicate themselves wholly in believing and knowing God, they procure a paradise within themselves while they are alive and they do not have to go anywhere else. You all should together make this world a believer in Truth and come in the counting of those people because of whom this world’s welfare is achieved. May God give you Truth in your intellect, may you do truthful actions and may you live in Truth.”
Submission of all worldly desires and removal of all egos in an individual is the stage from where God allows itself to be recognized and emerge. These two delusive states of mind do not allow God to emerge since they erect a wall of opposition between the devotee and God himself. Any want that relates to the delusive and temporary world changes, the state of mind of the seeker of almighty God, since pursuing those desires and substantiating the false self-image in the form of ahankar or ego pulls him out towards the pursuance of those objectives. In this pursuit, the mind goes away from the point where God is realized and understood- and that point is within.
Our manifested lives are a direct shadow of our own created sankalpas or thoughts. Whatever we do with our senses and mind in the physical world as actions are first of all created mentally in an unconscious or conscious state of mind. Conscious state of mind is the one which is aware of God’s presence within and actions are done with that presence. On the contrary, unconscious state of mind is that consciousness of a human being who has made a wall between him and the presence of God in its being with his ego and desires. When all of a sudden the man realizes that his stature is of no significance and God’s all powerful presence is the thing that should not be ignored, the meltdown begins. The ice thaws and starts to melt until a stage when all the ice melts and there stands no wall or door that blocks the startling presence of God in oneself. We all must come at least up to this state of consciousness to avoid the bickering of one’s mind, to escape the milling and beating of the jeevatma’s incessant incarnations as there is no escape.
Direct contact and touch with God’s presence is a must for those who wish to concur and agree in all forms with the Sankalpa or wish of almighty God. God’s wish has so much force, power and energy in it that it is in every sense irrepressible. How can one escape the will of God if one’s own desire has no life of its own? When the vacuum, which is created by the absence of all desires and the deterrent ego falls and crumbles, all the space that is left inside is filled up with just one thing-God’s personal space. Such a space within oneself has the command and directives of the powers of only God and nothing else. From within arise benevolent ideas and noble objectives, which flourish and nourish in masses and have very remarkable consequences on the Earth………
Foot Notes– Please note that my discourses are exclusively for a private audience. There are problems attached to it. We cannot conduct a programme for the masses and to keep privacy, we are compelled to use our own rooms in the hotel as a hall for the small gathering. Also, using banquet halls for a divine purpose is a taboo.
As I conduct discourses in many destinations, it becomes a new challenge every time. We have to face many problems on the spot every time for making videos and audios. But by grace, somehow we always manage to solve all problems in all the events and the outcome is good. All my focus is in delivering a good message and answering all questions related to sadhana of all participants present there as well as the viewers of the blog.
This recording was done in very limited resources yet we succeeded. My gratitude to all Spiritinlife participants for their co-operation and support 24X7 during such a passionate pilgrimage. It shall always be etched in my mind!
May we all be always devoted to a great cause such as Self-Realization!!
This is the last set of audios of this series. We did 3 posts. 1. When God wills. 2 What God wants from us and 3. In blessed moments with Agastya Maharishi-I, II.
This is an important audio as it takes us to the higher realm or kingdom of the blazing enlightened Maharishis or very great knowers of the Truth. Though narrative, it still gives very important lesson to humanity-
The worst enemy of man is desire, ichcha. So many rishis also fall in the trap created by deception of one’s mind because of lack of light inside. It is in this sansara or world that man makes mistakes and it is in this world that he returns back again and again to suffer self-created miseries after miseries. Mostly people learn only from making grave mistakes, they do not learn quickly for they are always in a deep slumber…..
My dear readers, very splendid and special Diwali greetings to you!
Like many previous Diwali days, I have been absorbed completely in the process of compiling a new post. It is a remembrance and gift to all true seekers on this day; to light the lamp of their Spirit within.
We are still continuing with the series of Bangalore discourses. It was a long-drawn-out Discourse day on which we took up three posts, the last one had two parts. Two from Fb and two parts of a post from Spiritinlife.blog. We had also gone to Manasa Foundation and had group meditation on 17.09.17. On Face book there is a post and the synopses of the same event.
We purchased many valuable books from the book store of that place. We discussed a few things amongst ourselves and found so many similarities between what I have written in my posts here on the blog and what Guruji has been saying in his writings with precision and brevity. I have been reading his other great contributions to the world as books, about the Rishi world and the workings of their constant endeavours to uplift the humanity.
I see great convergence and conjunction points, maybe you will also see it when you study books of Guruji’s personal journey or his research or his path breaking contribution to modern world about higher realities of Spirituality.
When I reached back home on 17th of September from Bangalore after concluding the event, the following day in my meditation I was called again to Manasa on 17th October by Guruji Krishnananda. He had very important things to say to me. I agreed respectfully.
I left very early on Tuesday, 17th October, 2017 on Dhan Teras day and returned multiple times richer and prosperous on that night!
The plan was perfect. There was not a single human there. I meditated alone in his samadhi room for more than an hour. I heard him out attentively and took all personal instructions carefully. There was a purpose, a very big purpose for which he summoned me. Ever since I have returned, he has opened many doors of Higher Realms which I had not known before. Very important past life episodes and connections were revealed by him and his own Guru, Amara Maharishi today early morning. I see a clear image and can very well connect with these two great ancient Maharishis! We have met earlier a few times and now wish to fulfil a very high purpose of life together by working on common projects of human welfare and well-being!
Synergy in invisible form!
This blog takes a huge stride once again and we all are witnessing a huge surge in the spiritual lives of ours!
I just finished reading his very important book-Doorways to Light. I could only get a hold on it after he blessed me on 17th and asked me to read it again. It is his autobiography with pieces of great realisations as a gift to humanity. We only need to look into the priceless wisdom and follow in our life. They have asked me to quote some excerpts from a book which follows soon.
I will never shy from telling the world that Guruji Krishananda and Amara Maharishi, whom I was never acquainted with before in this life have, been from very far watching over me and supplying their mental powers to make me arrive at a life-altering point of my current stage of destiny.
Through some co-incidence in 2012, I for the first time came to know about Guruji but made no effort whatsoever to find him personally. Yet in the last five years, events are automatically being planned and executed by the Higher Forces. I have visited Manasa four times now. Progressively, I have gone into an upper world or higher realm where none are entitled!
I see a perfect plan by God and the Rishis silently working behind this physical realm. I foresee some more benevolent events for the welfare of the world in this conjunction and coincidence. I owe them much more than I have ever thanked them. Yet, they are so unconditionally loving us for unknown, myriad years!