Swami today gives us four guidelines to live by in our lives.
Make four resolutions about your life hereafter:
(1) Purity: Desist from wicked thoughts, bad habits, low activities that weaken your self-respect.
(2) Service: Serve others, for they are the reflections of the same entity of which you are yourself another reflection. No one of you has any authenticity, except with reference to the One Original.
(3) Mutuality: Feel always kinship with all creation. See the same current flowing through all the objects in the Universe.
(4) Truth: Do not deceive yourself or others, by distorting your experience.
- Divine Discourse ,February 25, 1964.
For achieving anything in life, two things are essential: firm faith and pure love. – Baba
What is true spiritual growth and surrender?
To get angry is but the effort of a moment, but, to get peace, to become unaffected by the ups and downs of life, is the result of years of training in Vedanta (core of spiritual wisdom). It can be well established only on the basis of the belief that all material things which fall within the range of sensuous experience are fundamentally non-existent. They are maya, products of illusion, of the tendency to see many where only One exists. You see corpses proceeding one after the other to the graveyard; but you move about unconcerned. You feel you are Eternal. In fact, you are. That is the real you. Just as the water you drink is eliminated as perspiration, the karma that you accumulate is eliminated through karma, gladly borne. So, bear both 'mirth and moan' with equal calm. Like the aakaasha (space) in the pot merging with the aakaasha outside the pot, silently, fully, with no trace of separation or distinctness, merge with the Universal. That is real sharanaagathi (surrender, salvation, liberation).
- Divine Discourse, February 6, 1963
To the person who has completely surrendered, everything that he/she experiences (good or bad) is a gift from God. – Baba
What should we really pray for?
From birth to death, man is haunted by twelve kinds of worries. By worrying about God all other worries can be got rid of. You must seek to know that, by knowing which all else can be known, by attaining which everything else can be attained. The Upanishads (ancient scriptures) have declared: "If you knock, the door will open. If you ask, He will answer. If you seek, He will give you what you want." Every one knocks at the door and asks. What does one ask? One does not knock at the right door. You must knock at Moksha-dhvaara (the door leading to liberation). Man, who should seek the Bliss of the Spirit, craves for earthly pleasures. Instead of seeking the presence of the Lord as the supreme bliss, man is distancing himself from the Divine. You must pray to the Divine and redeem your life. You must enter the door leading to spiritual liberation.
- Divine Discourse, February 13, 1997.
Destroy your ego; you have no need to seek liberation; you will be liberation itself. - Baba
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