Nobody is happy in this world
Some complain of unemployment and poverty, others of disease, death in the family or some other distress. Everywhere a tide of pain, misery, grief and suffering seems to beRead More
Axioms of Spirituality
Nobody is happy in this world
The human form is for the sublime purpose of God-realization
Some complain of unemployment and poverty, others of disease, death in the family or some other distress. Everywhere a tide of pain, misery, grief and suffering seems to engulf mankind. Nanak! all the world is steeped in pain, Happy are those, whom doth Nam sustain. Muslim philosophers have named this world, 'The Home of Distress.' The world is divided into two parts, water and land. In water, big fish live upon the small ones, and are themselves eaten up by still bigger ones. On the land, big birds eat the small ones and the latter make worms and flies their food. Lions and tigers maker smaller animals their prey, and thus it goes on. Man kills all. Nothing is safe from him. And yet life is very dear to everyone. Imagine the agony of damb creatures that are daily butchered to provide us food, and the distress of those that are wounded or killed when we are out hunting. The human form, that was granted to us for the sublime purpose of God-realization, is spent in tyranny towards His beings. When man sinks so low, he is worse than a beast. The beast kills only to satisfy its hunger, but mand does it for pleasure, notwithstanding the fact that the slightest injury to his own person sends him reeling with pain and he demands immediate relief! No one knows when death will overtake or what catastrophe will befall one.
This world is not out True Home
Sach Khand is an essence of the Ocean of Light and Bliss, pure, radiant and transendent.
We are in an alien land where nothing is either permanent or our own. All round us is matter and mind made up of the five elements: earth, water, fire, air and sky (the matter that surrounds the earth beyound the air and, for want of better word, is called ether). Soul, on the other hand, is a denizen of Sach Khand, an essence of the Ocean of Light and Bliss, pure, radiant and transendent. It is a drop of the ocean of eternal happiness but, in its associations with mind, for many ages, has gathered so much dross that it has completely forgotten its orign and has come with mind, which in its turn is led by the five senses. It thus suffers the consequences of this unfortunate association and has to go through the long chain of life and death. It is in the human form alone that it may come in contact with perfect Adept, get the secret of Nam from Him and by devotedly practising it, attain liberation.
Hurting anyones feeling cuts at the very root of spirituality
Never hurt the feelings of anyone. This is a sin which even God Himself does not pardon, because it cuts at the very root of spirituality. We should not thrust our view on others. An attitude of humility should be adopted and we should always speak kindly. Sheikh Farid, the great Muslim Mystic says:
Farid! If thou longest to see the Beloved,
Never hurt the feelings of any man.
If people give thee fist blows,
Do not thou beat them in return.
And take thou thy way Home.
Opposite Sex seems to be sweet is the greatest enemy
Our inward Path is infested with robbers, but the worst is the opposite sex. This 'Chetan Maya' cheats by becoming sweet. Beware of great danger. When the thought of opposite sex comes into the mind, immediately stand 'at attention' like a soldier You do this by drawing your attention instantly to the eye focus and concealing yourself behind the Master's form. Shut yourself in that cabin. This is taking the attitude of standing 'at attention' in the spiritual way. Face the mind with courage and steadfastness. Do not lay down your arms before it. You never can win by prostrating yourself before an enemy. Give the mind a good slap in the face..
Before you begin your meditation, please perform Dhyan of the Master for fifteen minutes. Then, when you begin Repetition, if any star or the Master's form is visible inside, continue to look at it. If you see nothing inside, then continue to look into the darkness while repeating the Names.Read More