29 September 2019, Shabad Surat Sangam Ashram, Malke, Moga: Since ages, curious sadhkas have been seeking and thus have been surely receiving guidance directing them towards their ultimate destination. But what are those methods, those rules which lead us to the desired results? For instance, if we are to build a house, it requires precise planning. If a patient seeks a doctor’s advice, again there is a set of procedures, some rules that need to be followed to first get diagnosed and thus get cured. Likewise, just the way there is cause and effect of almost every other thing, so is in spiritual science as well. On the contrary, those who believe that spirituality is a synonym of miracle, or the word most often misused in this context is ‘nothing but the grace (some siddha placing his/her hand on one’s head and straight away one would enter into the state of samadhi)’ are still a long way behind from the track from where the actual journey begins. In such a scenario, what should we do…
- During Mahabharata, when Arjuna surrendered to Lord Krishna, the advice given was that he must Act irrespective of the prevailing circumstances and absolutely without worrying about the aftereffects i.e. win or lose. That ‘Act’ is what can be rephrased as ‘sewa’ (selfless service). This is the first step. A strong foundation to rise above & beyond the kaam (lust), krodh (rage), lobh (greed), moh (attachment), ahankar (conceit).
- Do sat-sanga, guru-sanga! Do namaskara of your ego (rather than just bending and getting over with a ritual)! There should be a feeling, an absolute faith that I ought to follow the same path, same rules and regulations you chose to get to the ultimate goal. No doubt, there would be challenges every now and then. But we must understand that these are the opportunities to rather rise above the samskaras of all sorts accumulated over ages.
- And while we would be at it, ‘curiosity’ would build up to go deeper and much deeper within.
Thereafter, such a dedication (consistency + persistency) would most definitely lead us towards our ultimate goal. It has to! Because each one of us is an excerpt (ansha) of the Ultimate-Supreme Consciousness.