Why is peace so essential for a seeker?-III

 

 

Due to an exigency, I had to make a sudden trip to Delhi in the beginning of this month and since then I am staying in Shri Aurobindo Ashram, the place of perfect serenity and calmness. The days are being spent in frenetic physical activities whereas the nights are calmer and quieter. There is hardly any time to meditate yet my mind is all the time connected to my inner source of constant peace and relief. Today is 10th Aug and it is morning and now is the little time I have to enter my new post. I have been raring to go, waiting for the tide and typhoon to calm down since I have stepped in this city. Nonetheless, I wish to blog and come up with something sane that will help me to concentrate and meditate on the focal point of my inner source. Although ideas have been pouring in but outside activities did not allow it to actualize. So every night I have been praying to God and surrendering my day and all actions at his Holy Feet  because duties are important and we cannot overlook them.

On the day I arrived here in the Ashram, as I closed my eyes to rest, I heard a very soft voice calling me to itself. The nights in the ashram are extremely quiet as it is sprawling and city noise does not reach one’s ears. It is a very restful place and any frail sound is audible, atleast to my keen ears. I could  not only hear the voice of a Banyan Tree calling me but could also see it with my inner eyes and was sure that it is remembering me. I was delighted at this development and also felt blessed that the sacred tree remembered me and wants me to pay it another visit like I did in December ‘10. (Go to- The state of Super Consciousness-I) I also saw the inner view of the broad trunk of the tree from which a silvery beam of light was emanating. Seeing all this the weariness of the day dwindled and I wished to know more about the soul of the tree and wanted to communicate with it but the difficulty was that there was no time for all this. Anyhow, I was assured that at the right time God would definitely reveal to me my due spiritual lesson and it was just a matter of time for things to unfold beautifully.

Two days back in the morning, I went to the site where there is this Banyan Tree in the Ashram. I prayed and paid my respect to the holy tree and spent quite a lot of time just being there and taking a few good pictures. I revered the tree and in return received abundant energy, solace and blessings.  Yet I could not really sit down to meditate to communion with it as there was lack of time.

All these days while I was thinking about what and how should I blog during such times of commotion and complete uncertainty, I waited all along and had complete faith in my param Guru Shri Mahavatar Babaji who has never failed me and he is the one who guides this blog. I maintained my calmness and was positive that I will publish my new post before midnight of 10th August.

Surely enough I woke up very fresh and energized today after I had a short dream in which I saw Babaji, who was in meditation as he sat under a massive Banyan Tree.  Incidently this time he did not sit at the trunk of the tree but between the pillar-like numerous thick roots of the tree.

I wondered about the symbolic meaning of this atypical view. Before I could even decipher it, He spoke to me in a very soft whisper, “I can see that you are mixing with all kinds of people and are suffering because you have to mix with people of very low mentality. This has caused depletion of energy yet you are firm and stable in your goal to enter a post without skipping the fixed date. The Banyan Tree here has already blessed you as you are serving me but since you had no time to devote to concentration, let me tell you that you will complete this assignment without any delay. Write another post on the importance of peace for a seeker because a seeker faces similar problems like any other person in the world but his approach to the problem is different.

A good seeker will maintain his peace of mind because he is certain that no matter what sort of difficulty he is facing, his guru will always be by his side, no matter what. Although in special cases and particular times, the guru will remain silent because he will set aside some time for you when the karmic pattern of the concerned person is such that he must suffer for the past misdeeds. The guru allows his disciple to suffer little bit because he is teaching him silently to learn from his past mistakes. As soon as the disciple accepts his mistakes and regrets his bad deeds, the guru will send you the message that from now onwards, lead a pious and peaceful life. That is what I do to my children when I have to teach them an important lesson but very silently! Having said that, please know that I never leave my children, no matter what sins they have committed. It is up to you how soon you want to realize and which next lesson you wish to take from me. Therefore, do not feel disappointed, wake up and get on the next important lesson. Do not give up hope and maintain your peace and calmness. My spiritual guidance and help will reach you through this blog, I speak to you and the readers can connect with me through the regular  entries here. All the answers will be received by them through this medium and they should hasten up their recovery and speed as fast as they can.

Now about the roots that you saw in your dream. Today in the early hours you saw me meditating under the numerous thick roots of a Banyan Tree. Roots hold the tree to the ground and supply food. Similarly I am those strong roots by which you should hold tightly in order for me to nourish you.”

About me he said- “Increase your Kriya Shakti. You are undergoing states where you are swinging between two extreme mentalities- the highest and the lowest. Yet it is possible to cope up with the current state wherein you increase your working capacity by altering your food, holding on the lingering peace and maintaining silence for brief periods whenever possible.”

He continued, “Those of you who have firm faith in me will realize that permanent peace and sustainable bliss is only possible when we clear our past baggage of bad karmas. Once the cleaning process is over, you shall attain permanent peace and wondrous joy which permeates your Soul. Until then, stay connected to Sarika, tell her about your dilemmas she will answer to all your personal as well as family problems and help you to withstand the difficult period. Difficult times are good as they teach us the most and once you are clean and pure you shall find peace within. Endure and clear up whatever you have accumulated as karmic baggage and receive divine peace and bliss from me. I shall never let you down.

Once you reach the state of sustainable tranquility and peace you shall reach the state of bliss. Peace and bliss are in Atman. Our Atma has complete happiness, peace and bliss. Attempt to reach a state of divine communication where in you can access to these attributes at ease. My blessings are with one and all and I hear even the most faint whisper of my devotee; I send immediate respite to them. Receive me well with all your attention and I shall never dishearten you. Pray to God day and night to alleviate you from the sorrowful state to the state of enduring peace. Peace, peace, peace to all. Om Shanti  Shanti Shanti!!”

 

23 Responses to Why is peace so essential for a seeker?-III

  1. bhavani says:

    Thanks its wonderfull

  2. 369rajeev says:

    This post will have a special place in my heart for various reasons….

    Mahavatar Babaji is such a compassionate GURU…. Feel like reading this post again and again…

    Thanks Didi..

    Regards,
    Rajeev

    • spiritinlife says:

      You are absolutely right Rajeev, but you must make a promise that you will not elope from this forum again!! Read the posts that you have missed out on, make notes of them in your daily diary and sit down quietly in your room for just 10 mins twice a day daily to practice silence. Silence slays our bad karmas, meditation follows. In meditation you shall find complete peace. You are a blessed child that you have found all your answers on this post. So read on till you feel that the words have touched your sub consciousness and then your Spirit.
      Until then, stay joyous and bubbly. With love, Sarika Didi

  3. doodlescribble says:

    Dear Sarika Aunty,

    Does that Banyan Tree exist in our Ashram campus? If it does, where exactly does it stand? I would like to visit it sometime.

    There’s an inherent doubt I have developed over the time which has taken me a bit away from the path of spirituality. Something keeps telling me that attaining 100 percent spirituality is not possible, because it is extremely tough to attain full control of mind. I do meditate or relax in a calm place but at a later instant lose my mind to some alteration in thought process, clouded with non-creative thoughts. This has been a habit and though I have tried to break from the circle somehow I fall into its vicious trap. And its pull is so strong that I end up getting all the more disillusioned. This has put me in extremely awkward situations where I have lost my pre-attained self-confidence.

    Why I break from the thought of spiritual growth, if I can initiate it at some point, why the mind deviates. And why does the mind find an easier route in the deviation and keeps sapping away all the energy. This sometimes can even cause souring of relationships with others or with my own self.

    Regards,

    Deepanjan

  4. Meena says:

    A Gift Divine
    Yes, this house is the
    Outpour of HIS and Her’s Purest Love
    Spreading in each heart who
    Finds shelter here
    HIS house of Love
    Deeply rooted in the ground
    Do you see?
    And I relate
    With Certainty
    There are silent
    Arms here
    Holding and comforting you
    And sending you back
    Out there
    With Strength and Courage
    So you can walk on
    The Path of Love

    Meena

    • spiritinlife says:

      The ‘House of Love’ is a ‘House of Divine’
      Where the soul is resting after
      Many cycles of reincarnations.
      So tired it was that
      It did not know how to rest!
      The soul forgot to live in love and divinity
      And has atlast got a respite
      And wonders now where was this love hidden after all?
      God’s love is so lovely, pure and wonderful
      That it satisfies all our desires
      And people wonder what is it that we have got
      As we seek nothing more
      In His love you have found courage and strength
      Which you will now give to others
      And thus make this world so loving and tranquil!!

  5. Stewart Benson says:

    Thank you Sarika for this wonderful timeles inspiration so needed at
    this time giving courage and strength to go on
    om na mah ha shivaya
    Stewart Benson

  6. spiritinlife says:

    Dear Stewart, heartened to hear from you after such a long time. With God’s grace you will get more courage and strength. Stay with God and remember you are never alone. Om Namaha Shivaya.
    Sarika

  7. Shahid says:

    This answers my question on why does a seeker have to suffer and why doesn’t the Guru come in immediately and help: “Although in special cases and particular times, the guru will remain silent because he will set aside some time for you when the karmic pattern of the concerned person is such that he must suffer for the past misdeeds. The guru allows his disciple to suffer little bit because he is teaching him silently to learn from his past mistakes. As soon as the disciple accepts his mistakes and regrets his bad deeds, the guru will send you the message that from now onwards, lead a pious and peaceful life. ”

    Oh I have been mailing you about my problems and now i read here from Babaji that we all should do this : ” stay connected to Sarika, tell her about your dilemmas she will answer to all your personal as well as family problems and help you to withstand the difficult period. Difficult times are good as they teach us the most and once you are clean and pure you shall find peace within. Endure and clear up whatever you have accumulated as karmic baggage and receive divine peace and bliss from me. I shall never let you down. “

  8. spiritinlife says:

    Shahid, Babaji is telling us through these paras in the post, that the current high tide in our lives is because of our negative karmic pattern. But he is also promising us that I will deliver you, your sins if you have faith in me. So redeem yourselves first from your past wrongdoings. Meditate, sit in silence and have faith in him.Help will come from him and we should recognize that divine help coming because divine workings are very silent. Our mind should be calm even if the going is rough. This too shall pass away.
    Now bring your mind on the photos of this post. There is an anology here. In the first picture, the thick roots of the Banyan Tree denote our life problems which we all have to face. If you face the situation( I am wrapping my arm around the hanging roots) and smile, God will smile at us. In the third picture, I am standing in a thick jungle of hanging roots but my head is looking up. This denotes that even if the problems are too severe, keep your gaze on the sky, the abode of the Lord and the Lord shall respond. Now the beautiful enchanting bell shaped flower which was flourishing in the ashram in August is called Aparajita, A in Hindi means ‘no’, parajita means defeat- which means a woman who cannot be defeated. The gender of the flower is feminine in this case.This flower is offered abundantly to Ma Kali as observed by me in many Kali temples and Durga Poojas.
    I purposely uploaded this photo which I took in Ashram silently keeping its meaning to myself. Each photo has a meaning here, dear child.
    Now let’s come to the last photo-white lily. White denotes peace and tranquility. So inspite of overwhelming problems, don’t ever allow defeat to overcome you, conquer the situation and stay calm and tranquil….Peace is very essential for us.

    • Shahid says:

      Dearest Mom, Your reply is really wonderful and the meaning behind each pictures hits the nail on the head. ” In the third picture, I am standing in a thick jungle of hanging roots but my head is looking up. This denotes that even if the problems are too severe, keep your gaze on the sky, the abode of the Lord and the Lord shall respond.” I am going to paste this reply to my word document folder as I somehow missed doing this earlier and read it daily as many times as I can. Thank you Mom ❤

  9. Atul says:

    Dear Sarika,

    I remember what Sri Aurobindo told you some years back- Our not so good times are our own and our good times for others.

    And also what Shaligram Swami told me through you many years earlier – tell everything you want to say to Sarika, she talks to me.

    I now firmly believe that it is impossible to traverse our time without help from Deva’s and Mother.

    May God Bless us all.

    • spiritinlife says:

      Dear Atul, you have amazed me by recalling the golden line of Sri Aurobindo which he told me in my times of distress-our not so good times are our own and our good times for others.Thank you so very much for making me remember Sri Aurobindoji today. They all are so benevolent and gracious and are always bestowing such holy things on us every time.
      And yes, how can we ever overlook all the kindness, pure love and infinite sympathy that came from Swami Shri Dayananda Shaligram of Ganeshpuri? His most precious gift has been the ability that he empowered me with- to communicate with him. Who could have given us such precious things of life? How can we ever return the gratitude we have for our revered Godly saints in our lives? Never. Had they all not enlightened us, given their strength to overcome the tides of life, to solve the mystery of life, we would never have been able to see so much stabilty, calmness, contentment and assurance in every situation of life. They all give us the virtue of fearlessness or else this sansara is a place of deceit, booby trap and never ending problems. Koti, koti pranam…..

  10. Shahid says:

    Thank you Sarikaji for explaining the meaning within each picture in this post. Boy, am I glad you wrote all this and it’s come out for all of us to read.

    So to summarize what you wrote and to make it crystal clear to everyone here:

    1. In the first picture, the thick roots of the Banyan Tree denote our life problems which we all have to face. If you face the situation ( I am wrapping my arm around the hanging roots) and smile, God will smile at us.

    2. In the third picture, I am standing in a thick jungle of hanging roots but my head is looking up. This denotes that even if the problems are too severe, keep your gaze on the sky, the abode of the Lord and the Lord shall respond.

    3. Now the beautiful enchanting bell shaped flower which was flourishing in the ashram in August is called Aparajita, A in Hindi means ‘no’, parajita means defeat- which means a woman who cannot be defeated. The gender of the flower is feminine in this case.This flower is offered abundantly to Ma Kali as observed by me in many Kali temples and Durga Poojas.

    4. Now let’s come to the last photo-white lily. White denotes peace and tranquility. So inspite of overwhelming problems, don’t ever allow defeat to overcome you, conquer the situation and stay calm and tranquil….Peace is very essential for us.

    Also am meditating and chanting in front of Beloved Babaji’s picture every night as you already know 🙂

  11. spiritinlife says:

    Sri Aurobondoji’s words in 2004 cannot be ever forgotten given to me in meditation, “Have nerves of steel.”
    While I was strolling under this Tree and otherwise also, when I am under the canopy of any Banyan tree, somehow I always reaffirm to myself-have nerves of steel. The thick roots that hang from the upper portion of Banyan downwards are so full of energy, power and might and I am always inspired by them, I am recharged. They also denote our nerves in the cerebrum, the jata of a yogi, of Shiva. Anyway you look at it, we have so much to learn from nature.So this is another metaphor.
    And if the going is tough, you should be tougher because with the passing of time, things improve with God’s kind grace, lean times wither and wane finally. But in between, don’t forget our sweet Lord and kind Guru. The rough path becomes so much easier and lighter with their graciousness and mercy.

  12. manju says:

    Pranams at the lotus feet of my Param Guru Mahavatar Babaji and pranams dear sarikaji,

    thanks for this wonderful post.I want to meditate more and more.could you please pray for me? thank you for all that you have done for me !!!

    manju

  13. Midhun Pk says:

    pranam to param guru sri babaji and ma.

    May guru bless us all, may we able to find peace with in always as guru said.

    dear ma, thanks for this entire post for explaining the important lesson.

    Ohm namo bhagavade vasudevaya.

    “The peace of God is with them whose mind and soul are in harmony, who are free from desire and wrath, who know their own soul.”
    ― The Bhagavad Gita

    With love,
    Midhun Pk

  14. Farha says:

    Such compassion and so much unconditional love!!! Thank you my Babaji and Ma!!!

    • A good seeker will maintain his peace of mind because he is certain that no matter what sort of difficulty he is facing, his guru will always be by his side, no matter what.
    • Although in special cases and particular times, the guru will remain silent because he will set aside some time for you when the karmic pattern of the concerned person is such that he must suffer for the past misdeeds. The guru allows his disciple to suffer little bit because he is teaching him silently to learn from his past mistakes.
    • As soon as the disciple accepts his mistakes and regrets his bad deeds, the guru will send you the message that from now onwards, lead a pious and peaceful life.
    • Please know that I never leave my children, no matter what sins they have committed. It is up to you how soon you want to realize and which next lesson you wish to take from me.
    • My spiritual guidance and help will reach you through this blog, I speak to you and the readers can connect with me through the regular entries here. All the answers will be received by them through this medium and they should hasten up their recovery and speed as fast as they can.
    • I am those strong roots by which you should hold tightly in order for me to nourish you.
    • Those of you who have firm faith in me will realize that permanent peace and sustainable bliss is only possible when we clear our past baggage of bad karmas. Until then, stay connected to Sarika, tell her about your dilemmas she will answer to all your personal as well as family problems and help you to withstand the difficult period.
    • Endure and clear up whatever you have accumulated as karmic baggage and receive divine peace and bliss from me. I shall never let you down.
    • My blessings are with one and all and I hear even the most faint whisper of my devotee; I send immediate respite to them. Receive me well with all your attention and I shall never dishearten you.
    • Pray to God day and night to alleviate you from the sorrowful state to the state of enduring peace.

    • spiritinlife says:

      Dear Farha you are really picking up the most useful points for a seeker to get over the mountain of past karmas. It is possible for the Divine master to help you in overcoming the hard and testing times. You too can do it. So proud of you my dear Farha. Be at it. May God bless you everyday. Yours loving Ma.

      • Farha says:

        Dearest Ma, Thank you so much. I read this post at one of the weakest moments and it gave me so much solace and strength! Dear Babaji has such a magnanimous loving heart and he thinks so much for his devotees. So much guidance here on how to withstand and overcome the baggage of karma. The love of the Masters is really inconceivable!! It is up to us how much we can surrender to their grace.

  15. Aditi says:

    This is a beautiful post. It has given me insights that I really needed at this point in my life. I hope that I’m able to hold on to this wisdom during this rough time.
    I bow down to you dear Sarika ji and all spiritual masters sending us words of wisdom through this blog.

    I am so blessed to have come in contact with this family. I pray to god that we are able to do justice to the time and effort that you are investing in us. With blessing comes responsibility.

    There is a lot to learn for me, long way to go…

    Pranam

    • Farha says:

      Thank you Aditi for commenting here and by doing so redirecting me to read this beautiful post on this blessed Monday. Thank you Babaji and Ma. 🙏🏻 Heartfelt Pranaams.

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