My dear Mandira, did you ever hear about ‘mental prosperity’? We all know about material prosperity but the word mental prosperity has triggered a spate of inundated thoughts which have soaked me in peace and tranquility. Imagine if we know what it is, its importance and if we are actually empowered to be mentally prosperous, how great that will be!
In the last post, it was mentioned to you about enriching our life through good books, good friends, great values etc. That is good but there are some more ways to be mentally prosperous and they are the ones about which we are generally unaware of. Therefore I decided to write one post on this topic. It is in continuation of the previous article you may say. And this time it will be in poetry style! I hope you will enjoy this style too.
Mental prosperity can come about only if transformation takes place. ( The next following writeups are on spiritual transformation and are in connection with the same line of thought. Try to connect the underlying connection in the following series of articles to come) Hence we can say that positive transformation of the mind leads to our mind’s enrichment. So how do we acquire this kind of prosperity? Transformation can be brought in the human mind by some of the following means:-
Be open, alert and then conscious.
Raise your consciousness from ordinary to extra-ordinary.
Mental capacity from limited to unlimited, then to infinite.
Change your nature from sub- human to human, then to Divine.
Raise your level of understanding from earthly to super Consciousness.
Unfold the dormant sparks of illumination embedded from time unknown.
Ignite the sparkling tendencies of godliness.
Break the stifling barriers of human ignorance.
Untie the shackles of unseen hostility and arrogance.
Give up greed for generosity.
Accept the principle of acceptance in place of rejection.
Give up on mental stinginess to beget mental prosperity.
Each and every atom in the Cosmic Universe is created with the ignition of the spark.
Every atom that exists in the Cosmic Consciousness is nothing but Light.
We are created and exist because of the existence and presence of God created atoms.
Every atom conceivable is created by Divine Light.
And each atom ever created has been created by Divine Will.
This Divine revelation when unfolded and discovered upon me.
Unearthed to me one of the most hidden secrets of Creativity.
I bow to you my Divine, my Master and true Preceptor.
For revealing such sacred knowledge, pious and Supreme.
What you revealed is so pure, so pristine.
So very genteel, yet so startling.
It has unformed and disintegrated the fragile, glassy walls in my mind.
From which I could see You, but touch You not.
Your Supreme Grace has cascaded on me once more.
My sweet and beloved Divine was hidden so near, yet so far.
Can any word of gratitude suffice for the greatness and magnitude
of your Grace, dear?
That you have showered on me, my dearly loved, Supreme and my Creator.
How come I and not others are your continued blessed receivers?
I wonder at this moment and find no true justification.
Except that it may perhaps be only because of some extra-ordinary good deeds.
That I must have created for myself, back in space in time, unknown to me.
And as You are ceaselessly very gracious and benevolent.
And we your naïve children in your warm and secure shelter.
Offer and give you so very little, as small is our might and capacity.
And you the force behind this Magnum Opus, the all giver Father of the World.
But now that You have revealed to me that
Every tiny particle in this Infinite Creation is created at your impulse and will.
Hence I am now convinced and surely know that
Whatever meritorious deeds I did in the past.
Was in reality driven and created by your mere will!
And very stealthily you impose on me that
It was I who did it!!
No, my Lord, no. It can’t ever be me.
It is just You and You and just You.
I now know that the wheel of this Cosmic Creation.
Is rested upon your magnificent creative powers.
You are the Creator, Preserver and the Destroyer.
I am merely a spectator who bows to you in servile humility.
It is only You and You and You my beloved Lord.
It is You who is present in all the unseen and seen manifestations.
Every letter and word that my fingers move to create this manuscript.
Has emerged, is being created and written by You, You and only You.
In this hour of twilight, my mind is at rest and peace is more.
The gentle peace is the step by which I bridge the gap and
Reach the inner chambers of my house of silence!
I have walked in and ask in awe.
Who resides here?
I recognize His presence very well now.
As He says not anything, but says it all!
He is mute but speaks to me when we are alone.
His words are like the silent flow of a stream on a hill.
The water so refreshing, cool and sweet.
The life-giving amber ambrosia on which He feeds me.
Is the sweet nectar which He quietly gives me.
Give me more as it is the Life in it.
Which sparks my mind like tiny meteors in the sky.
The sparkling of the sparks illumine me and I know that
You are the one who holds the lamp of the Light in my mind.
Illumine me more as I wish to know and feel you even more.
Nothing else I ask of you, but one thing now.
Transform my mind to enable me to acquire mental prosperity.
Like shimmering golden sparklers on a moonless sky create ripples of joy.
The sparkling of silent illumination in my mind gives me peaceful happiness abound!