26 January 2020, Shabad Surat Sangam Ashram, Malke, Moga: Well, during today’s Satang-Sabha Sadhvi Ji brought limelight to some keynotes associated with the concepts of a) Uttarayana and Dakshinayana; and b) what does this particular day known to us as ‘Republic day’ signify for a sadhak. Let’s explore!
A glimpse of the divine discourse:
As per the scriptures, a year is divided into two periods known as Uttarayana and Dakshinayana. Although both have a significance of their own however for an aspirant of the divine journey within, the ongoing Uttarayana is believed to behold a greater significance. This particular period offers the opportunity to connect deep within and rather more ardently. All we have to do is be consistent and persistent when it comes to doing japa and being bold but compassionate towards no matter how the circumstances turn up to be. Then and only then can we eventually come out of this cycle of life and death, which has been ongoing since we do not even know when.
Gurbani proclaims that be it anything i.e. physical or mental crisis, japa is the eternal solution. In spite of knowing this, we do everything but the japa. Why; because we rather find it easy to waste time on irrelevant things day in & out thus throughout clinging to even stronger identification with this gross body of ours leading to never-ending attacks by kaam (lust), krodh (rage), lobh (greed), moh (attachment), ahankar (conceit).
Also, japa like a parrot would take us nowhere. It is only when one surrenders unto Guru’s command having a clear goal of being one with ‘The One’ and nothing less or else i.e. the unwavering bhakti that one is believed to have been doing real japa. On the other hand, this absolutely doesn’t imply that one has to leave all day to day chores behind or renounce everything. It is about prioritizing. Carry out the tasks that are required of you to be done but the key is to remember the sole reason for doing that in the first place or in other words always placing real doer at its due position i.e. the foremost one. How, no matter how-so-many excuses mind makes, do not let it get better of you and rather be its master and do take out time for yourself, i.e. to do japa.
Furthermore, speaking about the ‘Republic Day’, a national festival celebrated to commemorate the implementation of Gana (for the people) Tantra (Constitution), Sadhvi Yoganjali Chaitanya Puri Ji shared that how we (sadhkas) can take inspiration from this festival…
“Just the way a screw adjusts itself into the biggest/smallest respective machinery, likewise should our behavior be. Often we got a complaint that the system is wrong or because of such a circumstance or person for that matter, things have gone wrong. Here, a seeker ought to think that if this world would have been perfect then why would we even consider going beyond it? The world is incomplete. It is about us, our behavior, our contribution towards our family or business or surroundings; where and how we conduct ourselves today and how do we choose to move forward…”