How to live today?

You know these days we have had many discussions at home about how we can change our life with our own efforts and also through putting up with many twists and turns of our fate. As my thoughts were revelling on these issues, I have been thinking to myself that actually speaking at the moment our future is still at bay and what really matters right now is how prudently we live our today. And therefore it becomes essential for us to make our day to day living worthwhile and meaningful. If we fill up our present day full of practical wisdom, peace and joy then we surely have a wonderful future ahead.

Today is 30th Nov, Swami Nityanand Bhagwan’s birth anniversary. It is my deep desire that I dedicate this post at His benevolent feet.

He has taught me so many things for which I shall be grateful all my life. He guides and inspires my life by telling me what is good for me and what is not, which actions are beneficial and which are to be shunned completely so that I do not have to put up with so much or undergo any kind of suffering. He has revealed to me some important insights into the mysteries of the perplexing human miseries and also the solutions for them which I wish to pass on to you. This is as follows:-

The majority of people in this world are ignorant and  live in the ‘gutter’. Their lives are dark, they do not know what is right for them.  They do wrong and suffer and bear so much unnecessarily. Their instincts and behaviour are very similar to that of the animal kingdom. They are unhappy and miserable because they have created that for themselves by doing all kinds of sins. The world is full of miseries and sorrows because men sin gravely. If on the otherhand,  if man establishes a world based on self-discipline, tolerance, co-operation, love, peace, brotherhood, friendship, sobriety  and self giving, there would be a paradise on earth.

There are 3 types of sins termed as:- paap, maha paap and jaghanya paap.

Paap are actions such as lying, deceit, deliberate injury or damage to a person, ill-treatment of others, selfishness, stealing, jealousy, repulsion, antagonism, indifference to one’s duties. They can be worldly, religious or spiritual duties, disrespect to elderly, women and guru, violence to children are all sins. They are paap and can be forgiven if one changes his behaviour and moulds his life to that of virtuous living.

Maha paap are those grave sins which are unpardonable- infidelity, treachery, killing,  lying and cheating the poor by usurping their land and depriving them of their livelihood, swindling public money etc.

Jaghanya paap are those despicable acts which are very grave in nature such as annihilation, destroying lives, betraying countrymen and one’s own country, spreading terror by killing innocent people, spying against one’s nation and mass destruction.

When we go against the wish of God and do what one is supposed to shun, there are repercussions in our environment, it impacts the surrounding and on the whole it affects our planet’s ecology and environment. Nature’s fury, catastrophes, disbalance and havoc in the environment is man created and not god created. So each one of us should fulfill his duties by knowing what are the laws of nature, how should we contribute to make our lives and everyone’s more harmonious, joyous and sorrowfree. All our attention and energies should be directed to build our lives so that we become useful citizens first and then aspiring spiritual seekers. Our days should be full of attempts to create more powers within and then get an access to the kingdom of God. In brief, our daily lives should be lived in these good ways-

Leave behind your past. Store and remember only the happy moments, good times and wonderful experiences in your mind. Based on these building- blocks of memories, build a new life and advance ahead. Discard the painful, insipid, distasteful and distressing memories of events that took place in the past and throw them out of your system. Selective choice helps the mind to filter out the unwanted and used up energies of past  karmas. Fruits of karmas that we have already lived and what is over and done with should be discarded and expelled and in their place saplings of  radiant beautiful flowers for a lovely garden should be planted now. Do not hold anyone responsible for your miseries and misfortune, just change your perception and outlook towards those  circumstances and move on. In fact, make the most of your misfortune! They are truly blessings in disguise!

Do not have a limited purview of life,  expand your horizon. Transgress your limitations. Human knowledge gained through the intellect and memory has its own limiting periphery. While knowledge that flows from God through telepathy, intuition knows no boundaries. Through meditation and continuous good acts awaken and develop the quiet voice of God and intuit. There is power in wisdom. Blocked understanding and tarnished  knowledge gives birth to undesirable traits and tendencies like envy, greed for power and money, selfishness, hollowness of character, stubbornness, argumentative nature, trampling over others etc. Everyday think and ask yourself what new things have I learnt today? What more is there that I need to know? Never stop your mind where learning is concerned. Our mind is like the  large porcelain dish which when kept out in the open will fill up with rain showers by falling raindrops! Collect them!

Improve your existing skills and learn new ones. Be a store house of many talents and gifts and be useful to others. The human skills are given to us to first help and empower ourselves and make our lives better and enriching and then to become a source of help to others. Do not be dependent on others to provide you all the help. Develop yourself to the fullest. Be gifted and let your Spirit shine forth through your work, nature and your attitude!

Set targets and meaningful goals for yourself and chase them till they see the light of the day. My dear girl, it is very important to plan our life. For planning, we need to set our short term and long term goals. Reach out to meet the goals and achieve results as per the chalked out previous plans. Make your plans for future in areas of business and money matters, relations, personal development, career promotions, health as well as your personal life. Once they are met, have another set of goals and chase them. A directionless life has no meaning. A soporific life is not really worth living. To enrich our lives we must have definite chartered plans for today as well as for future. An unplanned life is like a boat sailing without the boatman in deep waters!

Invest time, energy and money in health.  Spare some time everyday in body care, good diet and health. It is a very good investment and will always pay back handsomely. A disease free body with a good amount of stored energy is a pre-condition to achieve our spiritual goals and targets. Attain that. Happiness, calmness, moods and stability of mind is directly dependent on our health. It is a long term investment and its importance should not be overlooked. If you want quality work in your life then maintain good health. It is a vehicle by which we travel to the abode of God!

Worship God in any form- formless or with a form. Do good karmas, acts of kindness and be charitable and always remain unselfish in your motives. Remember that God will always look after all your needs if you care for his other children. Reach out to those who are in distress and are looking for your help. Withhold negative emotions like anger, frustration, despair, agony, doubts, aimlessness, sadness etc and cultivate friendliness, faith, re-assurance, joy and trust in God.

Work hard and work sincerely always in all circumstances, no matter what. God watches over us all the time, people don’t. Offer all your work to God because even work is a form of worship. Pray for others, do good and be good and do good to others always, irrespective of their behaviour towards you. Speak kind words and never use harsh words as injuring others does not solve our problems! Help others in achieving their goals whether material, professional or spiritual. You will in return  get help from God in many quiet and subtle ways. Comfort others and you will be comforted. Help people to tide over their regression, difficulties and rough times during their lean period. Receive their blessings in return as the reward for your good intentions.

If we try to live up to these principles of  life, our each day will be beaming with God’s Grace and we will have a true spiritual life in real sense. If we sow healthy seeds of good trees, the fruit that it will bear will be very, very sweet. Have a refulgent future..

May God bless you! In Divine remembrance,

Ma.

(If you wish to know and read more about Swami Nityananda of Ganeshpuri, then turn to Ignite the flame of Illumination-I and Ignite the flame of Illumination-II

16 Responses to How to live today?

  1. mandira says:

    you mentioned ignoring our spiritual duties is a sin. can you elaborate on what exactly are our spiritual duties.

    i loved the line “God watches over us all the time, people don’t. ” It reminded me of Sri Aurobindo’s lines in the Dinning Hall in Pondi that say something like this “Always behave like The Mother is watching you, because she really is.”

  2. Shahid says:

    This is an excellent post and has so many useful points on
    daily living.

    I resonated with these lines:

    “Do not hold anyone responsible for your miseries and misfortune, just change your perception and outlook towards those circumstances and move on. In fact, make the most of your misfortune! They are truly blessings in disguise!”

    “Through meditation and continuous good acts awaken and develop the quiet voice of God and intuit. ”
    ❤ This is what I am in the process of doing.
    I desire to connect with the majestic , wise God/Guru within me.(That's one of my goals).

    Thank you so much.

  3. Shahid says:

    Happy to read this gem of a post again today. Thank you Mom 🙂

  4. Shahid says:

    Happy to read this blog again and esp these para’s:

    ” While knowledge that flows from God through telepathy, intuition knows no boundaries. Through meditation and continuous good acts awaken and develop the quiet voice of God and intuit. There is power in wisdom. ”

    ” A disease free body with a good amount of stored energy is a pre-condition to achieve our spiritual goals and targets.It is a long term investment and its importance should not be overlooked.”

    Thank you mom and all the divine masters ❤

    • spiritinlife says:

      Dear Shahid and others who are serious about their salvation, We must cultivate and invest in our physical body if we wish to achieve higher levels of illumination; that is for sure. Our nerve channels which receive and transmit energy from the Cosmos/Universe should persist the strain of the movement of this communication. The nadis or nerve channels are lying dormant in the body and therefore need to be revived slowly with right food, exercise, fresh air and good thoughts and spiritual practices.
      It is at a very advanced stage that yogis live just by Cosmic energy and resist food for longevity, so take care of this machine called our physical body; it is precious, very precious.
      Stay healthy and happy.
      Mom.

      • Shahid says:

        Thank you dear mom for your reply. The physical body is indeed precious and is a gift to us , being in which, we can realize God in this lifetime. I bow at the feet of God and all the Guru’s.

  5. Shahid says:

    These sentences caught my attention today as I read this post:

    1. While knowledge that flows from God through telepathy, intuition knows no boundaries. (This is what you are doing now mom and this blog is a living proof of this. )

    2. God watches over us all the time, people don’t.

    Gratitude to the divine ❤

    • spiritinlife says:

      Very, very true Shahid. This blog is based on pure telepathy and intuition, the path, the channel of God communication. It should be developed by meditation and good deeds.

      • spiritinlif to says:

        My dear Paripurna, Shahid, Midhun, Nirav, Nish,Chaya, Kiran, Sureshji, Sunilji, Maheshji, Manju, Shilpa and all others.
        Thank you so much for being so consistent in giving your feedback and keeping the blog alive in the days when I could not attend to it. Nonetheless, I have been watching all of you and tracking all the comments and immense gratitude that have been pouring non stop ever since the communications with Swami Kartikeyan and others have been published one by one.
        One reason of not reacting to many comments was that I was quite stupefied by their grace.What more can I think of asking from God and how very fortunate we are to have great seers like Swami Kartikeyan, the son of Lord Shiva teaching us how to go about our sadhana. Out of my very deep gratitude, I kept silent.I also wished to practice maun and shanti- silence and peace in all the trying circumstances that came my way in the previous days.
        However, I heard you all and my heart always blesses each one of you when I see you being so concerned about your own growth and progress. As a mother and guide, I feel tremendously joyous at this sight.I pray for you so that you get more and more God’s glimpse, joy and calmness.
        This one comment is to thank all of you who are reading the blogposts and have been responding from time to time although I did not reply soon. Keep up this pace and keep alive your motivation to know God in this life.
        Seeking blessings for every single soul who has visited this site and wishes to salvage himself completely and then seek God within…..May your this wish come true.
        With immense love and gratitude to God and you.
        Sarika

        • midhunpk210 says:

          Dear Ma,

          thanks a lot for this comment, and very happy to see it 🙂
          swami kartikeyan himself told us to keep more peace and silence. we are blessed.

          Midhun

        • pandey2 says:

          Ma,
          my heart become full after reading your comment..So much blessing and grace of your and divine masters along with continuous guidance will certainly take us out of darkness..

          Please accept my Pranam Ma and divine masters.

  6. manju says:

    Jai Guru dearest Sarikaji,

    In the journey of our souls going homewards immense grace has been bestowed by God on us by making you faithfully transmit a sacred knowledge of God and great divine masters.i n utter humility wish to thank you sarikaji each day each hour for your divine service to mankind. deeply deeply praying to Mahavatar Babaji to meet you on the physical plane and guide all of us through you .

    Om ,Om,Om ,

    Jai Guru,

    manju

  7. PRANAM AT THE LOTUS FEET OF MA,SHREE SHREE MAHAVATHAR BABAJI,POOJYA KARTHIKEYAN SWAMI,ALL OUR CELESTIAL MASTERS AND ALMIGHTY GOD

    OUR DEAR MA,

    THE ABOVE SPECIAL MESSAGE is one more fact which
    reminds us how much MA care for us.Where ever we are, the BLOG
    is like our beloved MASTER within our reach to console, guide and
    encourage to be in the path towards the abode of GOD without
    deviating.
    Prostrating at the LOTUS FEET OF MA……..Suresh

  8. Shahid says:

    ” Remember that God will always look after all your needs if you care for his other children. Reach out to those who are in distress and are looking for your help. Withhold negative emotions like anger, frustration, despair, agony, doubts, aimlessness, sadness etc and cultivate friendliness, faith, re-assurance, joy and trust in God.” ❤

  9. KANCHANA IYER says:

    Jai Satguru Ma !
    My koti koti pranams to Nityanand baba !
    This is such a beautiful,and practical post. I will put into practice every piece of advice suggested in this post.

  10. Supriya says:

    Dearest Ma,

    Jai Sadguru !

    This is really a worth reading post. Today I read it again. Whenever I read it, it gives me inspires me to live life to its fullest and move ahead to spiritual journey.

    All the points you mentioned are very important and applicable in today’s busy and stressful life.

    – Leave behind your past.
    – Do not have a limited purview of life, expand your horizon. Transgress your limitations.
    – Improve your existing skills and learn new ones.
    – Set targets and meaningful goals for yourself and chase them till they see the light of the day.
    – Invest time, energy and money in health.
    – Worship God in any form- formless or with a form.
    – Work hard and work sincerely.

    I am trying to follow it all and making it a part of my routine.

    Thanks Ma for sharing this valuable information.

    Pranam,
    Supriya.

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