Since morning as the day started, more so towards mid-day, I have been falling into deep meditative state. Being MahaShivratri, I offered my flowers of devotion. I spoke to God incarnate inside several times because the flurry of activities did not seem to wane. No matter what I did, mundane or very important, I was alive on a very high realm and my state of mind had impeccable peace. I had decided to meditate in silence but the rush of outside activities did not allow me to do so. Nonetheless I persisted without upsetting myself. As I was cleaning my temple, I got to understand the philosophy of ‘meditating in activity’. I remembered this line which I had read more than fifteen years ago said by Shri Aurobindo and later repeated by other enlightened yogis-meditation in activity. I calmly welcomed it wholeheartedly because it was a sign of confirmation that I was doing the right thing and I was being active yet contemplating on a God-Thought. I was receiving energy which was boosting my vitality besides all this.
In the past years, I have been perplexed thinking how was that possible? I have pondered over these statements given by those Souls who live on very high planes of existence where there are a few living souls only; a divine kingdom which is very calm and peaceful and the endless peace does not elude them anyhow. Today morning, I was pleased to become aware of this spectacle once again because it also gave me the confidence that if I could not meditate in the morning on this special day, God knows and is with me and showing me Light by giving me higher wisdom by teaching me Higher Precepts. If He has given me a lot of service towards his children, He is also telling me how to be in connection with Him in spite of excessive physical and mental activities concerning the outside world where His children are taking small steps to get closer to Him. All He expects me to do is to attend to the requests of his children and guide them properly so that they do not drift away into the delusive Maya or confusion of the blinding, alluring world another time.
I questioned myself. What if I am thoroughly busy with the compulsion of my duties as a guide and side by side I also stay in constant contact with God inside while fulfilling all my hectic duties? I decided to go ahead with this in agreement today so that I save time and also create more and more saatvik karmas thus providing me more inner peace and unceasing God contact. I decided to worship Lord Shiva by doing service to those who need me in their times of clearing of their past difficult karmas so that one day they could be free from the dross and burden of their past connection. They will become lighter and at liberty and their lives will be happier and more peaceful most of the time. This was my wish and prayer to Lord Shiva since morning. I have recited Trayambakam Yajamahe sugandhim pushti vardhanam…..many times in the Shiva temples that I just visited on my pilgrimage. There I subtly offered all my jaap and prayers for those who need them.
Being totally selfless gives me grave peace and I would always do so in future to be further selfless. Besides working simultaneously on two contrasting levels of existence industriously is quite taxing mentally and physically which I did in the beginning of the day until now. Yet, I would not change my mind because it is giving me a very high purpose of existence. It gives me a state of mind by which I am able to deliver my duties towards my Gurus and God and also do further tapasya which consequently gives me the Ultimate Peace. This Ultimate Peace is exceedingly rejuvenating and instantly connects me to God by virtue of it.
Enlightening wisdom received during my twilight meditation now
Ultimate Peace is obtained when we are absolutely selfless. Grave Peace is achieved by those yogis who are willing to work industriously for themselves as well as for those who seek their help for higher spiritual growth and welfare.
Now regarding that unique sound- my mind shifted to my right ear where the sharp sound was lingering which was similar to Om but it was not what I had heard ever before. I was slightly puzzled and very desperately curious to know after all what that was and why it had appeared in the first place. Was this sound an indicator and a tipoff that the mind of Shri Mahavatar Babaji was about to relay something to me or was it an auspicious sign of something else?
After a few seconds of wonderment, I got to experience another moment of stupefaction when I began to hear this sacred information from Him,
“The unique sound that you just heard is a sound which is higher than the wavelength of Om. It will give you profound and very deep peace. The uninterrupted peace will last for three continuous days.”………
I heard this divine sound again on 24th of Feb’14, just three days back when I was sitting quietly after I finished my work at home. In a few seconds of receiving this distinctive, rejuvenating sound, I was assured that my next post has to be on MahaShivratri because its arrival has embedded power and messages for all of us. God is preparing me for spreading His messages from His own sacred world and will also give power and energy to those who wish to transcend from physical to sacred realm.
I have always observed that very potent things are small and subtle, the more powerful it is, the more micro in size. So with this belief, I wish to leave this post quite small in size because I recognize that the power and energy of God is very active today being a holy day and those of us who have faith in their Gurus and God equally, will surely see a huge transformation in their innate characteristics. They will without doubt transcend their limitations, will go to superior levels of consciousness and will definitely improve their inner conscience. Those in search of the ultimate peace should get it.
With these intentions and request to God and Lord Shiva, the Adi Guru and sanitizer of all weaknesses and sins and giver of Immortality and Divinity, I close down this post with my humble offering to His Holiness Shri Mahavatar Babaji on this sacred day.
A short Note
Thank you my dear blog followers for writing in. I was very delighted to see that the mails are mostly from young readers who are in their late twenties; it is very heartening indeed. I have been replying to them one by one and wish to reply in a very relaxed mood. So please wait those of you who have not yet received my reply. I shall revert soon.
I still believe there are many more who are reading my blog silently apart from the shy group of people. If you recall the story of Eklavya from Mahabharat, he did not reveal and acknowledge to his Guru his source of knowledge as well as skill and thus did not become the best archer in the world! Hope you got the point. Knowledge gained without acknowledgement is an offence in eyes of God and is punishable because gratitude is the principal on which service with love is received. Rest I leave it to you my dear ones!
With gratitude, peace and unconditional love to all of you on this sacred day.