Nov. 10, 2012. Dhamai, Nawa Shahar. After Raju Majra, Maharaj Ji conducted satsang in few more villages in surrounding area. The first stop was Dhamai where Maharaj Ji was visiting for the first time. It was indeed love and devotion of the local following that brought Maharaj Ji to this village. Satsang was arranged in a temple and a great number of people from Dhamai and surrounding villages gathered there to take blessings from Maharaj Ji and quench their spiritual thirst. Maharaj Ji made them aware of real goal of life, discussed the obstacles in reaching there and provided key to get through all this. Hereby, we share the overview of his discourse –
As per the scriptures, a person who takes birth in a body made of flesh and bones must die and leave the body one day. All the possessions and acquisitions gathered throughout life are also left behind. Whole life he runs after people and possessions just to abandon them finally. This is a great cause of all the misery he incurs while living and during death. Anxious about this necessary abandonment, he prays to get rid of death. Nevertheless, he learns nothing about the death or even life. He never realizes that death is not about finishing but restarting the whole cycle again and therefore, he should not seek liberation just from death but this cycle of birth and rebirths. The freedom means no compulsion of any kind not even of dying or taking birth and rebirths thereafter. This is possible only by knowing and connecting with the source of life inside, the almighty God.
We We consider this physical world to be real while it is designed to die out. We forget that the divine force is working behind it. This ignorance causes disconnection with God within and association with anger, greed, lust, affliction and false ego by forcing our senses, our breath and our mind in world outside. This outward movement causes energy depletion, which is the reason of diseases and deterioration of body & mind (old-age) that finally leads to death. We cannot take in proper breaths then how can we take our mind inside, which leaves room for evil to enter and occupy place inside. The only remedy for this mammoth problem is to fill the heart, mind and even breath with Lord’s name “ਸਰਬ ਰੋਗ ਕਾ ਅਉਖਦੁ ਨਾਮੁ”. Ironically, even after knowing the importance of Lord’s name, our mind doesn’t involve in it and even though we don’t appreciate iniquity in form of anger, greed, lust, ego etc., we easily give in to it. The reason is obvious, we don’t do SATSANG properly.
Remedy is simple, “कलौ केशव कीर्तनात्” or ਕਲਜੁਗ ਮਹਿ ਕੀਰਤਨੁ ਪਰਧਾਨਾ. In present times, we are deeply involved in body consciousness so we need to start with kertan that means singing Lord’s name with claps and instruments, keeping eyes closed and listening carefully not only through ears but also with mind. Besides, we should lay emphasis on the meaning of Lord’s name that is power, bliss, and peace unlimited. The reason our minds easily get involved in worldly talks is that whatever we speak or listen, mind instantly creates related images inside. But, when we chant Lord’s name, mind becomes blank causing sleepiness or restlessness. Therefore, we must contemplate upon the meaning of Lord’s name. And remember, this is just the beginning and there are so many advanced levels to achieve as we move along spiritual path. We need to enter within and gradually move towards the tenth door inside where the divine energy of God is manifested in its completeness…