Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Remember Him - Take Refuge in Mahanam

The smiles and frowns of life are His tokens of Love. Bear them with loving patience, you have to forsake nothing. Neither indulge, nor restrain.
You ask then, why are some poor, some rich, some in good health and some in distress? You think troubles come as a result of sin? What nonsense! It is all a role that one has to play for a limited span of time in this Divine Play. Nobody can change the destiny. Have patience! Just remember Him once, then you see, you will enjoy His Love no matter what the situation.
Human beings born with body inevitably bring various types of destined sufferings. But, we aggravate them further by our mentality, intellects, thoughts, actions and reactions. If we analyze the misfortunes, it naturally comes to our mind to ask whether any way exists to avert or to get rid of them. The only answer is that through all the afflictions of life, one can live in peace and happiness, when one can surrender all fears, thoughts, desires, and expectations of loss or gain to the Will of the Supreme Lord. It will be a great mistake to blame any particular person or make anybody responsible for the untoward situations which trouble us. All these are destined. What has to happen happens, and none can avert it. But Guru, the Lord, is taking you through all these problems for your future welfare so that you may not fail to brave much greater misfortunes, blows or jolts in the future that are unknown to you. So, you are getting Him and keep peace. Accept this challenge gladly. Do your work with Him.
He gives us jolts so that we can be ready to taste real happiness with Him, and to make us free of Maya of mind and attachments.
Take refuge in none but Him.
If one is not at cross purposes with Him, one finds His manifestation in every happening. But, one has to bear with patience the onrush of the forces one has let loose. Yoke yourself unto Him and He will bear the brunt. Efface yourself out and enshrine Him in your body.
Taking on a body one has to accept suffering. There is release from it only when your angle of vision is changed.
If you have devotion, you need fear nothing. Devotion is never devoid of strength. Those who try to explain devotion minus strength, they make a mistake in the root.
There is a constant flow which takes the garb of a constant change, with a view to knocking the bottom of our egoistic, frigid stance. Our limitation, our finitude gets a pleasant jolt through this flux and gets the booster to break the bonds of finitude.
Human beings enjoy three-fourths of life and one-fourth part they will suffer. But, we lose our patience and do not accept even that one-fourth part of sorrows given by Him. Patience is the highest penance.

Guru (God) or His Name is the sole strength in living against all odds and uncertainties. Dependence on Him makes one fearless.
The events which upset and hurt you, you should consider as His Blessings. Parents with strong hands control and command their children for their welfare. But, the children in an emotional state consider the parents to be harsh. Yet these children when they grow up feel that parental control was a blessing in disguise. The Supreme Father's Love and Affection are a million and billion times more superior than worldly parent's love, because in His Love there is no mind, no expectations, no judgment, no narrowness of a relationship of give and take. So, in facing the blows in life from anyone, any corner, any sphere of life, be certain that it is only His Supreme Will in operation, people being merely instruments.
Love excels in fragrance and depth when, even while one is embodied, one transcends the sense of body. Whoever feels this sort of love for Him, his or her body sense and sufferings diminish. It is only possible with His direct touch. Worldly involvement’s become less. Worldly afflictions and the impact of external influences on our mind become greatly reduced.
The bipolarity of Life manifests the extremes of weal and woe. They are the billet deux (love letters) of the Supreme Beloved. Brave them with love and resignation. Be prompt in exporting your life's merchandise to Him and your business will thrive beyond bounds.
Don't be obsessed with any wish. Shake off sadness.
Unhappiness is part of the ego. Beyond it, no such thing exists.
So many varied problems and hindrances must come, otherwise people won't understand and realize how and why He is the best of all friends and companions. He is the Dearest One, Who keeps us protected in all calamities and adversities, which are unpredictable.
Love Him. Hazards will take care of themselves.
So resort to the Mahanam only. Be not bewildered in search of worldly pleasures or happiness. On completion of one's sufferings of pains, the Lotus Feet of the Divine Being are guaranteed.
Nothing is to be shunned or assumed to have the Truth. For you are all the while in It. That you have forgotten It (Mahanam) is the root cause of your misery. So live in It and bear with patience your Prarabdha, the vicissitudes of your life.
Be happy. Let Him enjoy His doings. No planning. Everything He will do.
Actually, we don't understand what real happiness tastes like, so we remain ever deprived of that taste. Our natural tendencies are to get involved in the cycle of births, deaths, and calamities.
Often we hear the remark that birth is the result of the actions and reactions of our previous life, and there is a continuity of birth and death until it is relieved of the bondage. Hence, our sufferings also continue until the end of bondage. That the sufferings are the results of the bygone births is a wrong conception, because it is not only the individual who suffers but the society and even the state suffers as well.
Weal and woe will come by turn. Why go in for reasoning on them? Why do you drag in previous births? Think, you need not.

Those will get the realm of Truth, who will be in His company in weal and woe.
People falter in life and suffer by discarding Him. But, they can't do anything without Him. Have faith in Him, unflinching faith. Remembering and depending on Him makes one fearless in life, whatever may happen.
Numerous thoughts, problems, anxieties, worries, fears, etc., are there all the time to dislodge us from the goal of being with Him. One-fourth of our life is spent in these thoughts, problems, and worries. So Mahanam is the safety shield which definitely leads us to the fundamental goal. Do you know the reason? Nectar does the job of Nectar. Poison works like poison. So depend on Him when it has been your fortune to have once tasted that Nectar.
My dear child! I am afraid you are very much worried over the health of your dear wife. Can't it be, if you two do not shut out the flow of His Imperious Will that she will become well very soon? And, if He so wills, even without any surgical operation? Let your wife take her pain and discomfort as His rowdy Advent, as He Himself! Let His Will be done. Make yourselves void in stark nudity. Can't she feel the body is His, not hers? Can't you two be united in complete resignation to Him? Then, you two have Him in full, in body, mind and spirit.
A painful blow becomes bearable to a great extent by His remembrance. Just think what a heavy blow would do if you did not have His contact. As He inflicts blows on you, so also He gives you the capacity to bear the suffering. Otherwise, one would go mad. As one tolerates the unbearable situations of life with patience, a time comes when He Himself resolves all life problems.
When one feels, "I am helpless, my strength fails," He comes to hold the rudder. Being always in the midst of people with their selfishness, jealousy, and hatred, the mind is afflicted with pain. But, these afflictions are shaken off like dust through devotion and remembrance of Mahanam. This Divine Touch not only lays the golden path, it also makes the entire process of life extremely refined.
He can extend His Love from any distance. Few realize it, and few understand, in spite of blows and counter-blows. But some, after remaining involved for birth after birth in the net of attachments, ultimately become fed up and seek Him to save themselves from involvement’s and miseries. "Save me!" they say today or tomorrow. "Oh, God, save me!" Path and goal are the same in the final analysis.
In pursuit of our activities in life, so much sorrow, so much humiliation, narrowness, meanness make our hearts heavy with pain, and our progress or movement gets retarded. But, when we become inspired with thoughts of Union with Him, the Dearest of Dearests, or when we get reinforced by His Love's Touch, no hindrances can block our way because attachment is for Him, the Nearest and Dearest.
A time comes for difficult situations to change. Truth wins. It is established and proved. Whenever you have tumults in mind, try to remember this very often. One can do this much. The key is with Him, the Guru.
To live life successfully is a great challenge. Every moment in different activities of life we are enhancing our problems, sometimes consciously, sometimes unconsciously. Results of such actions gradually become unbearable and fill our mind with despondency, a sense of insecurity and failure. Worldly affluence and wealth are of no help. Everyone faces this challenge individually, in his or her own individual capacity. One who can completely depend on the Guru or God residing in one's heart, will find that the Lord carries the burdens and eases all difficulties.  Why feel despondent? You are so dear to me. We are born to undergo our individual destiny. One who makes that life splendorous in Divine Consciousness becomes a pilgrim to an Inner World and can happily bid adieu at last to this beautiful world. Within you there is a priceless wealth, your companion is Satyanarayan. The work to which you are devoted fully will fill your inner Self with that Divine Splendor. One who is fortunate to achieve it has to tolerate lots of humiliations and pains. You can assess it to a certain extent from my life. These afflictions are all superficial dust flakes that drop off, but do not touch the inside.  Your inner suffering touches your Dada, too. If He is your inner Self, residing within you, then you do not have any Existence of your own apart from Him.  We do not know His Will, so we grieve over all He does. But He always does for the best. Do not worry. Never try to understand. Only accept as gifts whatever He gives. Take it as His Blessing.  For your present grief and afflictions of mind, just keep patience. Then one day your feelings will transcend to a finer state which will keep your mind full in various ways with inexplicable Truth. Unaffected by worldly tensions, you will be nicely doing your duties. That is the taste of Supreme Bliss brought by Him. Truth seems to be too hard, but It is Blissful. His ordeals, commandments, dictations are flawless. With this faith, go ahead.  He is your shield. Destiny still comes, but He eases the suffering.   I am repeatedly telling you, when you have the shelter of Satyanarayan, He will test you in various ways. So, your duty is not to get agitated when these sorts of events hurt you. There is a saying of Him, "Whoever seeks Me, I shall pull them down (in dire adversities). Even then, if they do not leave Me and still seek Me, I then become their humble Servant." The Almighty, by His Wish and Touch takes away the worldly attractions gradually to bring one to a blissful, peaceful state. A person cannot realize this state on their own due to the intensity of illusory worldly desires. You do everything, see everything, listen to everything, but do not get so deeply involved as to invite sufferings through them. Of course, He will ensure this you don't have to make effort for it. Just keep Him in your remembrance.

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