29.1.14 Morning meditation.
“My dearest God, my sweet Lord,” I began to invoke God in order to start a new post. I was about to utter the next lines when my attention was shifted from invocation to hearing a soft sentence that arose near my heart which I caressed fondly after hearing it quite distinctly. The sentence was-
“Can I please……?” I was pleasantly surprised at an instant response to my invocation to my Lord within. For a moment, I wondered and waited to know if it was a response from the world of the saints and thinking, so my breath stopped. I smiled to myself because such unexpected mystic encounters first of all bring immense joy in the devotee’s heart and the outer world that we live in is completely gone.
“I am residing deep inside your heart. I am Spirit, I am God. I am Love.
Do you realize how vulnerable you are these days as you have become the ‘Bird of Paradise’?”
For a moment, I was intrigued at the advent of this unanticipated phrase called the ‘Bird of Paradise’ and that too addressed to me. I wondered what could be the reason for this reference at this point of time today. And then I co-related and recalled that just as I had sat down in my meditation at 6.30 am today, a flow of delightful conversation took place with the Almighty and me. I was bathing in divine bliss after which I was apprised that from now onwards and in coming future I will be a ‘Bird of Paradise.’ I interpreted it as that maybe my heart always dances like a peacock in very blissful periods when I am totally connected with God sometimes these days and hence God is using a similarity between a beautiful, delightful bird and my state of raptures of intermittent joy which could be compared to a dancing peacock in a far off forest.
“You should now exhibit your inner grace, versatility, stability, calmness and wonderful workings of your beautiful subtle mind because this is God’s wish that you serve many people and touch their lives henceforth through the two mediums that are now your domains of expression.” I comprehended that the two mediums were my blog Spiritinlife and Facebook understandably.
I quickly connected everything about this phrase ‘Bird of Paradise’ and realized that whenever I saw those exotic birds dancing or exhibiting their spectacular plumes and feathers in thick, secluded forests, I have been completely mesmerized and wonderstruck and gazed at their extraordinary beauty, grace and impressive colours when I saw on television. When I gaze at their extraordinary beauty, side by side I have been in awe of the marvellous power called Creation or God who has the innate ability to create something so exotic, pretty and awe inspiring from the unseen subtle forces that are lying dormant and elusive from our eyes in the Universe. I silently bend down mentally out of sheer reverence for the magnificent powers that God has. We know so very, very little; I would say that we know nil or nothing about the greatness, glory and power of the Creator in the Creation that we live in! We as humans, spend each life of ours embroiled only in ego clashes or ego actions or pride that first of all eats us up only; it is that detrimental. Or we have unending desires and we are so bewildered with or drunk for material achievements, its gain or loss in our life that we never once free our mind from all this and allow it to plunge inwards and ponder on subtler and refined ideas. This is my observation and I sometimes feel very helpless as I feel like reaching out to those who have no clue about the magnificent, beautiful and sophisticated world that exists just below our physical mind! How I wish they knew how blissful it is out there!
God- “Providence provides us all the tools and agents to get us acquainted with the Forces of Creation. Creation similarly called ‘Ishwara’ in Sanskrit or God as we may usually address it. On the other hand, the jeevatama or single Self’s attention is persistently occupied with seeking something else for the reason that the outside world is alluring and consists of changeable elements unfortunately.
If by the power of your will or great desire, you come to the deduction that there is another unknown world existing right inside you which is far better, pure, beautiful, blissful and peace-giving, then you will give up all the vices, evil deeds and the lure and greed for worldly, monetary and material advantages and even jealousy, insecurity and all other negative trends.
Those who have ventured quite deep inside themselves know that an infinite extension of paranormal, psychic and divine world, in this order exists. Whenever any persisting devotee or seeker advances ahead without caring for gaining the paranormal and psychic powers, ultimately the purest territory of pure ether and space and ultimate silence is touched. This is our final destination and resting place. Except leaving out a very few, all the other seekers get trapped on their journey towards God with the small dividends which are the psychic powers. They are dense vibrations and also consist of negative forces.
In short, they are God’s created other type of forces in the same Universe which are in opposition and are anti-God in nature because they work against the positive, gentle, regenerative and healing vibes which was created by God for our well-being, happiness and health. As these disparaging or ‘tamasic’ forces are very attractive, almost everyone including many Gurus- Teachers and disciples-devotees resort to it freely for merely personal gains, competition, material advancement. Maximum people depend on the dark forces to gain some kind of victory over others, to become wealthy, to sustain their wealth and power, to increase their own psychic powers and gain success in all types of worldly pursuits.”
Pondering about the incoming vast information, my mind now became focussed and I, after understanding the consequences of such acts of others around me became serious and put forth this question.
“How am I vulnerable?”
God-“Because there are many people out there who out of mere jealousy at your spiritual achievements are constantly sending you jibes or pinches and tweaks which sometimes attack your vitality and health and also affect your writing pace. They do not know that you have left behind everything voluntarily including psychic and occult powers because you consider them derogatory and think that such belittling powers are like someone’s leftover food which should never be eaten and obviously only be discarded and thrown in the dustbin. You realized long time before that God is the ‘Kohinoor diamond’ or a huge solitaire diamond and all siddhis or occult powers are pebbles on the footpath and therefore you never used any of these powers for personal gains.
You have compassion for others and wish to help others, as many as possible in eradication of their ignorance because you know that extreme suffering and bad life awaits for those who do not live in harmony, service and love for others. You help all the people who wish to align their lives and proceed towards a life full of Grace, blessings, peacefulness and harmony. Those spiritual Gurus who are hideously practising the prohibited occult practices to hold on to their stronghold, disciples, power and money, shall be punished by God. They will be deprived of superior divine realizations and purity of mind and thought. Because of this they will never experience the perfect balance and harmony inside outside. They will be unable to silence their mind completely and even if they invoke God excessively, God will not respond.
God when invoked by the pure devotion of a devotee becomes helpless and appears instantly because God is attracted to purity, simplicity, honesty and unassuming devotees. Create a sacred space inside your heart from where you can invoke God frequently and where God has His own space to manifest. A heart full of compassion, unselfish love and brotherhood is the most sought after ground for God to manifest.
Invoke God after you have spoken kind words even to a rude person.
Invoke God even when jealous minds have jibed and attacked you and pray for their immediate improvement and transformation.
Invoke God after benevolent, wise words full of love and empathy reach you through unknown sources.
Thank God every minute for listening to your prayers.
Thank God for His mercy, love and wisdom those are showered upon you from various people and life-situations.
Om Shanti, shanti, shanti Om……..
My dear everybody, I returned from YSS Dakshineshwar Ashram om 25.01.14 and since then was thinking that there was nothing to blog because my stay in ashram was more of reviewing my own spiritual yatra than anything else. I went there with my daughter in 2006 last after her exams got over but it was different then.
The last six years or so have been a phenomenal change in my personal and spiritual life and except for gratitude and thanksgiving, I could not do much. These are my frank confessions because each place, every corner and thing in the ashram was reminding me of my own thoughts and realizations that I had in 2006. I was all the time thanking all my Gurus, particularly Shri Mahavatar Babaji for sending me to such nice places which provide so much inner strength and power to push myself further ahead in my yatra. I was also remembering Paramhanasa Yoganandaji for his kindness, unconditional love and empathy. I was remembering my past and how I was initiated by him in so many yogic disciplines.
And as usual, God is very unpredictable. Just when I decided that there was nothing to blog, I had a wonderful meditation on 29.1.14 in which I was asked to write one post on Dakshineshwar. All I can do now is to thank and thank God for always arriving to sort out my mind, to give timely guidance and most of all, always giving us such useful prescriptions and advice which we all seekers need from time to time. This post is a part of my meditation which I have shared with all of you. I pray that you get blessed in many ways by the words that have arrived as a post and that each one has something for him or her. May God give us the inner power and will to execute this and then transform our lives which will provide us divine bliss and unending peace of mind.
Some pictures for you to see of the YSS ashram. Photography had been minimized because the inner browsing was on. So just a few for you, hope they will give you an idea of the serenity of the place where I spent my six days……
I walked up these steps of this small meditation room to take pictures of river Ganga and sunset.
It was Spring time.