Today is the first day of the year 2012 and for me it is a very favourable day to begin with by submitting a post as a resolution and promise to myself that in spite of our extremely demanding and challenging lives, our commitment to God and Gurus shall never take a back seat. So after resting for a while, I am back at my laptop this evening typing my feelings and recent spiritual experience which took place only last late evening.
Prior to my narration I would like to wish all of you a very blessed and auspicious year ahead.
May this year give you more insight, more blessedness and may you march ahead and rise in your Spirit as each day progresses!! Even if we have to keep pace with our hectic daily schedules, may we never ignore or overlook our constant inner spiritual progress as the wheel of sansara shall never stop and this life is too precious to be washed out in less productive actions.
If you can recall I have mentioned to you in the last post of 30.12.11 that I took a short break and we went out of town for four days. Out of fatigue and lack of sleep in the previous many days, the body revolted and I was in agonizing pain yesterday as I became unwell and I had no choice but to rest and lay down in bed for a few hours. Since the last few days and more so after paying my obeisance to Lord Shiva at Trayambakeshwar temple in Nasik, lately, the silent chanting of ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ has been in progress while carrying out all the work in the day. So to alleviate my pain, I took the best medicine that I think works best in times of crises for me. I switched off my mind from the external world and with full faith I began to chant the mantra ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ repeatedly.
Immediately I felt peace coming to me and the mind easily became quiet and very silent. Peace and silence took me deep inside my soul where I reached the innermost chamber of God’s residence. I pleaded Him to rid me off with the excruciating pain so that I could save time to continue working for Him without any loss of time and much break. Although I knew that the body would recover in minimum time required for its recovery, I requested God to speak to me as talking to God always brings me so much joy and relief. It is the best medicine and remedy to all my problems that recur off and on.
I would like to inform you that during the last few days unfortunately I had to deal with so many people who were instilled with very low level of consciousness although I had ignored and disregarded them by keeping my mind fixed only on God to save my mental energy for a higher purpose. But yesterday I met somebody who crossed all limits of sanctity. This combined with my hectic schedule eventually took its toll on me.
I fell ill and I was resting on the sofa with eyes closed and my mind on my beloved Param Guru Shri Mahavatar Babaji. I got instant relief and in no time, everything fell silent and the sound of Om started ringing in both the ears. All my attention was transferred to this sacred sound and I immersed in deep peace and relief as though there was no pain at all. I only wanted to hear Om as nothing outside is ever as good as this. The domain of God and our Spirit is very blessed and I always crave to be in that realm as much as possible because it is very peaceful there. It is blissful to be in contact with one’s Spirit. My soul always longs to be there and during such divine moments I also pray to God to let me keep on being there as long as possible as I don’t feel like returning to the normal world after so much holiness purifying me every time I visit there, never mind how short the stay must have been!
God is all pervading and omnipresent and He knows every little thing that we see, do or experience. God began by educating me with this knowledge, “Leaving just a few, this whole sansara is full of people who have not controlled their mind. Their mind compels them to make so many horrible errors after errors because of which they fall one after the other in degraded births and there is no way for them to rise up. Their bad karmas bring about bad results and in turn they fall in lower quality of lives and consequently a bad mind compels them to do more bad karmas thus bringing upon them more error, misery, grief and suffering. The never-ending cycle goes on.
It all starts with the mind which has the power to drop you from a height to one’s abysmal low. You used to think that meditation is for controlling the mind because the weak and copious thoughts used to bother you. But you did not know that all the men in the world except for a few are all governed by the agitated, insatiable and dirty nature of mind which drops the soul of the individual in hell and such souls cause so much negativity and nonconstructiveness on the earth. Therefore, the saints and the spiritual Gurus lay so much stress on controlling the mind because there is so much suffering for the soul to go through all this because of so much darkness in them -life after life after life.
And once someone understands that purity of thought and mind is the key to a wholesome, peaceful and balanced life, that individual will practice meditation and will stay away from bad people as much as possible. The interaction with the worldly people cannot be avoided completely but retaining your sanctity, stability and purity of soul is utmost important. Therefore, stay in silence; recover from the impurities of the thoughts of others with the name of God who is the best healer and make your life more divine and peaceful by always remembering God in spite of the extra burden placed on you. It is possible to balance the purity of the Spirit and the contrasting dirt and muddiness that exists outside you by constantly remaining with God and Gurus. Rest a while to recover and get back to your normal spiritual life. Never forget that you are a child of God and those of you who wish to be sheltered and protected in the arms of God must always listen to the counsel and warnings of the Guru. Those people who get lost and drift in this world never realize that they are going on erring and their ignorance about the presence of divinity within themselves is causing so much pain and misery to them.
However, those souls who have worked on themselves since many births and incarnations one day arrive at a point where they are face to face with their pure, unblemished Spirit and they are constantly protected and cleansed by their divine Gurus so that their sanctity is maintained and they in turn rise up further in spite of either karmic load and/or their spiritual aspirations. Such a stage is arrived when the disciple has innumerable good karmas to his/her credit and the good karmas give power and bounce to his/her abundant spiritual growth and evolution. It becomes imperative for the advanced yogi and aspirant to become aware of his duty to keep himself pure and uncontaminated all the time as the Spirit does not favour or oblige any murkiness clouded over it at any time.
In fact, a stage comes when the disciple reaches the pinnacle of spiritual progress and it becomes the will of God to keep the aspirant clean and spotless by saving him/her every time abundant unclean energy engulfs him/her. The disciple should also listen to the voice of God for smallest of directive that may come directly from within or from the Sadguru who is constantly guarding his much loved disciple.”
My realization that came about out of the silence of my soul today –
The Spirit likes to remain unalloyed and uncontaminated so that it can remain in its glory, purity and sanctity. The pure state of Spirit emanates joyousness, spiritual insight, tranquility and it knows and has the answers to all the quirky problems that we face each day. The Spirit in us gives us the power to be in a state where the rays of divinity cascade in us and in doing so we come in touch with its endless beauty, timeless knowledge more vast than any ocean that we can perceive of and enduring joy and peace. The thirst to drink this nectar is voracious in me!!