Updates- An intensive discourse of the posts- In Divine moments with Swami Kartikeyan -I, II & III was conducted in Madurai and Palani in the month of November from 10th to 12th.
Some photos and summaries were posted on Facebook as- Recent event of Spiritinlife Part I on 09.12.17.
These following files are of the discourse of the post held on 10.11.17 in Madurai, Tamil Nadu.
In Divine moments with Swami Kartikeyan-I/
Submission of all worldly desires and removal of all egos in an individual is the stage from where God allows itself to be recognized and emerge. These two delusive states of mind do not allow God to emerge since they erect a wall of opposition between the devotee and God himself. Any want that relates to the delusive and temporary world changes, the state of mind of the seeker of almighty God, since pursuing those desires and substantiating the false self-image in the form of ahankar or ego pulls him out towards the pursuance of those objectives. In this pursuit, the mind goes away from the point where God is realized and understood- and that point is within.
Our manifested lives are a direct shadow of our own created sankalpas or thoughts. Whatever we do with our senses and mind in the physical world as actions are first of all created mentally in an unconscious or conscious state of mind. Conscious state of mind is the one which is aware of God’s presence within and actions are done with that presence. On the contrary, unconscious state of mind is that consciousness of a human being who has made a wall between him and the presence of God in its being with his ego and desires. When all of a sudden the man realizes that his stature is of no significance and God’s all powerful presence is the thing that should not be ignored, the meltdown begins. The ice thaws and starts to melt until a stage when all the ice melts and there stands no wall or door that blocks the startling presence of God in oneself. We all must come at least up to this state of consciousness to avoid the bickering of one’s mind, to escape the milling and beating of the jeevatma’s incessant incarnations as there is no escape.
Direct contact and touch with God’s presence is a must for those who wish to concur and agree in all forms with the Sankalpa or wish of almighty God. God’s wish has so much force, power and energy in it that it is in every sense irrepressible. How can one escape the will of God if one’s own desire has no life of its own? When the vacuum, which is created by the absence of all desires and the deterrent ego falls and crumbles, all the space that is left inside is filled up with just one thing-God’s personal space. Such a space within oneself has the command and directives of the powers of only God and nothing else. From within arise benevolent ideas and noble objectives, which flourish and nourish in masses and have very remarkable consequences on the Earth………
Foot Notes– Please note that my discourses are exclusively for a private audience. There are problems attached to it. We cannot conduct a programme for the masses and to keep privacy, we are compelled to use our own rooms in the hotel as a hall for the small gathering. Also, using banquet halls for a divine purpose is a taboo.
As I conduct discourses in many destinations, it becomes a new challenge every time. We have to face many problems on the spot every time for making videos and audios. But by grace, somehow we always manage to solve all problems in all the events and the outcome is good. All my focus is in delivering a good message and answering all questions related to sadhana of all participants present there as well as the viewers of the blog.
This recording was done in very limited resources yet we succeeded. My gratitude to all Spiritinlife participants for their co-operation and support 24X7 during such a passionate pilgrimage. It shall always be etched in my mind!
May we all be always devoted to a great cause such as Self-Realization!!
Our Mana is covered full of layers, you described it to be outside in the video and coming closer into the heart region, where it thaws, this is shanti, if we stay put we get a relief type feeling and happiness called ananda, how does one surpass this to get to shunya, and is god realisation shunya or beyond it?
Om Shanti Shanti Shantihi
At your lotus feet
I tell myself I don’t have material desires but watch youtube videos of rich people flaunting the latest gadgets, I guess I’m trying to live vicariously through them, I understand now that all karma is mind related. thsee desires I never admitted even to myself.
You said that we try to be succesful to make a point to the people around us and fear not being in there league, this is exactly how I feel, and it has caused a lot of stress in me.
I loved when you said that if you made a sankalp you will anyhow do it and only then come back, not letting any person stand in your way. Your mind is a inspiration.
Thanks to the blog we have the saints guiding us in our journey but the recognition of bad habits and many small initiatives to change have to taken by us, we cannot depend on them wholly and do a monotonous sadhana everyday.
All impurities are in the mind, I get it completely now, realising these areas I have to improve on makes me feel like I’m moving in the right direction. I say every japa with the intention of asking God for transformation otherwise the japa feels monotonous.
Thank you for this blog.
Om shanti shanti shantihi