Shri Krishna Govinda Hare Murare, Hey Nath Narayan Vasudevaya…..
Our soul is buried deep inside the thick layers of the debris of the karmas done by us in innumerable incarnations. It gets buried to such an extent that it becomes impossible for man to even conceive of God, let alone think or meditate upon it. The thick layers act as insulation and the human being believes that he/ she is the most superior because of which she/he does not fear or obey God. Disobedience, arrogance and brushing aside sane advice is by those people who are careless in their conduct. They do not realize that these bad actions or karmas are creating a web cycle of endless low quality births in future lives to come.
The soul which is a small fragment of Cosmic Consciousness is us is indelible and cannot be erased no matter how long we live and die in ignorance in uncountable bodies. The soul is the voice of God. The soul is always right and gives us unfaltering guidance and advice. The soul is our real beauty hidden inside us. Our soul is our conscience with which can navigate safely in spite of recurring turbulence outside us in this mahasagar or ocean called the sansara, the world.
But how do we lose contact with our soul?
Mainly by two factors
- Living in wrong and unproductive company; in so doing gaining and collecting bad energies.
- Doing bad actions. The bad energies or forces compel the individual being or self to like and get attracted to bad forces or bad actions. This creates a never ending cycle or wheel and maze from which the individual self cannot recover and suffers life after life.
And for those who wish to re-connect to their souls, what must they do?
- Sadhana ( spiritual practice ) of Japa (chanting and recitation of God’ name)
- Seva, (service)
- Maintaing silence or maun
- Leading a saatvik or pure life and
Thus recalling the memory of God in oneself are some ways.
Bhagwan Buddha was reiterating endlessly about the soul’s incessant suffering because of his/her endless desires set in ignorance but hardly anyone understands this even until this day. Unless the individual has a desire to liberate oneself from its own created hell and suffering, even God cannot help! Given the teachings and spiritual counsel of the realized great Teachers the world has known, one can liberate oneself by first accepting their teachings in the heart with reverence and devotion. Once the dust over the soul is lifted, the soul begins to speak to you by becoming your constant companion and friend residing inside who never leaves you for even a moment.
The soul never sleeps and is awake even though the body may sleep or mind may rest. The soul speaks to us in many different ways. Sometimes it whispers in our ears gently. Someday, it talks to us like we talk to our own selves in the day. Sometime, it may only utter a few simple or perplexing words so remain alert and contemplate on them. On some beatific occasions, it might only manifest itself as unending peace or sheer bliss just like it has manifested itself with so much tranquility and serenity in these sublime and thought provoking words in me in this blessed hour after prolonged turbulence in the last so many days!
My many, many salutations and pranams to my soul, which is purity of the Divine, for residing in me and speaking to me these liberating words of Moksha!!