Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for January 10th, 2010

From: “Dayananda Bhagat”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Easiest Way to Parama Purusa
Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 17:43:12 +0530

Baba

“Tumi bha’lo ba’so yadi, eso…” (P.S. 792)

Purport:

Baba, You are the most loving One. But I have hardly any devotion; that
is why sometimes I feel that You do not love me. Baba, when You love me
so much then please come close. Baba, if You are going to judge me by my
virtue and vice and based on that You will decide whether I am qualified
or not, then I do not have any hope because I only possess negative
things. I do not have any good qualities or virtues in my life. So
without considering my virtue and vice– good or bad things– please come.

Baba, the garden of my life is filled with thorns. There is not a single
flower; but, innumerable buds are there. So when You will come then those
buds will surely bloom, otherwise not– they will wither away. But on those
flowers which do bloom, then there You will remain seated. Baba, please
sit on those newly blossomed flowers.

Baba, in my heart neither I have any song nor I have longing to sing
the song. The pollen of my prana has dried up and is floating in the air.
All this happens because You are remaining distant. When I will get the
blessing of Your touch then my whole existence will be vibrated. And
all the negative things will turn into positive ones. And by that way
I will be able to serve You. Baba, without seeing my virtue and vice
please come…

== EASIEST WAY TO PARAMA PURUSA ==

Namaskar,
Everyone at some point in their life struggles in sadhana – this is a
common human predicament, whether one be a Wt or family margii. Here
then is something for us all to keep in mind when we approach our
regular sadhana practice.

MANY LONGINGS MAKES SADHANA IMPOSSIBLE

The basic rule is that when a person has too many desires – i.e. more
than one desire – then our sadhana cannot be successful. Then sadhana is
impossible. Then sadhana is nothing but a distant dream as the mind
roams from one crude longing to the next.

The way to get Parama Purusa is to harbour only one single desire – Him.
Then sadhana is easy.

Baba says, “Parama Purus’a or the Supreme Entity can only be
realized…when one has a one-pointed desire to realize Him. There is no
other way. Without exclusive devotion to Parama Purus’a nothing can be
attained…To attain Him one must cultivate one-pointed devotion for
Him.” (AMIWL-10)

If one’s mind is full of all kinds of desires – “I want to win the court
case”; “I want a better job”; “I want a fancy car”; “I want social
prestige”; “I want a big house”; – then when one sits for sadhana, all
those ideas will flood the mind, not the idea of Parama Purusa. In that
case, their sadhana will not go far – one will not get Him.

Unfortunately due to materialism and all the worldly allurements and
attractions that come with it, many who try to practice mediation cannot
get success – ever. Even this happens to Ananda Margiis.

However, one should not lose hope nor think that sadhana is beyond my
reach. Only we should be aware about this stumbling block. Once the
problem has been identified then it can be removed as well. And indeed
Baba has graciously given the solution so that all can get success and
attain Him in sadhana.

LONGING MUST BE ONE

So here again, the main idea is that a sadhaka’s longing (a’kuti) must
be singular in nature. One must think in the very core of their heart: I
want Parama Purusa and Him alone.

At times this may seem impossible, but Baba has given us many ways to
achieve this devotional stance.

First, one should request Him: “O Parama Purusa, please attract me
towards You, please grant me the highest devotion – parabhakti (absolute
devotion) – so that I may reach You.”

Baba says, “You should say, “O Parama Purus’a, give me para’bhakti”.”
(SS-24)

All other desires in life are subsidiary or secondary desires. The only
true desire one should have in life is to serve and please Him. When
that desire is cultivated, all other desires will fade away.

By His grace when that desire for Him is set in the mind – other desires
are removed – then one will be pointed toward Parama Purusa in sadhana.
In that case when one places a sincere request before Him, i.e. when one
asks for parabhakti, then surely Parama Purusa will help. Then Parama
Purusa is sure to grace that sadhaka, i.e. you.

As human beings, our strength and ability is limited but when we
approach Him with a pure heart, then certainly He will be gracious.

Baba says, “To overcome their imperfection and establish themselves in
the higher stratum, they will have to seek strength from Parama Purus’a,
they will have to approach Parama Purus’a with these words: “Parama
Purus’a, I want to move towards you, but I do not have sufficient
strength to move. Please give me strength, I want to move on.” (SS-18)

SAME PREMISE IS WORLDLY PROBLEMS

This same practice applies to worldly events as well. When facing any
worldly difficulty or mundane problem, then the bhakta must request, “O
Parama Purusa, please help me so I can do Your work.”

In that case the desire is only one – to serve Him – and one will get
His grace.

For instance, if two people are facing the same type of problem /
samskara such as a disease or incarceration, then the bhakta will feel
less problem because Parama Purusa will remove the pain in the mental
sphere. So even though the worldly problem is still present, if one is
not undergoing any suffering in the psychic realm, then there is no
question of feeling any pain. Then the problem no longer remains a a
problem.

Again, the way out of such worldly predicaments is to request His grace
in order to carry out His will.

UNIQUE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PARAMA PURUSA AND JIIVAS

Here is one central difference between Parama Purusa and human beings.

Human beings are multi-purpose in nature and unilateral in approach
whereas Parama Purusa is uni-purpose in nature and multilateral in
approach.

The question then is what does this mean?

It means that human beings have countless desires (multi-purpose) but
can only do one thing at a time (unilateral), whereas Parama Purusa has
one desire (uni-purpose) – i.e. universal welfare – and can do infinite
works at a time (multilateral).

Because of this basic human limitation, people often dream of getting so
many things – houses, cars, name, fame etc – but in the end they can do
nothing – neither in the worldly nor spiritual spheres. By being drowned
in all those desires, they cannot apply themselves properly toward any
particular goal.

To achieve anything, one’s desire must be singular in nature. If one
harbours multiple desires then they will be unfocused. Those unaware
about this fact cannot develop or grow properly, and they end up
misusing their life and wasting their time on this earth.

Such people aimlessly run around – chasing senselessly after one desire
or another – always changing their goal. In that way they go nowhere.

MUST STRIVE FOR WHAT IS PERMANENT

The way out of this myriad is to strive for what is permanent by seeking
Parama Purusa. He must become the only Goal in life.

To chase after all the glitz and glamour of this mundane world – getting
something only to lose something else – is no way to live on this earth.
Yet most do like this. We see this everyday. A person buys a sports car
and then it gets stolen or they lose interest in it and they end of
chasing after something else. In this way life spins in a multitude of
directions – desiring, getting, and the losing again. Such an approach
is sheer blindness. Just one is intoxicated in the spell of materialism
etc.

The situation can be likened to rowing a boat toward the moon. The
position of the moon is always changing and one will not reach anywhere.
Just one will go here and there yet end up nowhere. The goal will not be
reached because the goal itself is something elusive, transitory.

Such is the case with mundane allurements as well. People chase after
all kinds of sparkly things yet that will lead them nowhere. In the end
they will have nothing. Because those things are not permanent.

The only answer then is spirituality: To strive to attain Parama Purusa.

BABA’S SOLUTION: SPECIAL OUTLOOK NEEDED

Even then, any sadhaka may wonder, “How can I only cultivate the desire
to get Parama Purusa when I have so many worldly obligations.”

Here Baba gives the solution.

Baba says, “The attachment for a finite thing is an expression of
extroverted energy, whereas the attraction for the Infinite is an
expression of the introverted energy. That is why these two can never
co-exist. Therefore the aspirant has to skillfully to transform passion
into love. Do you love your son? No, no you don’t love your son. You
love Brahma in the form of your son. By loving your son as a son, you
cannot love the Lord. Where there is the feeling of son, there is no
Lord and where there is the Lord, there is no son. Where you exist He
does not and where He exists you are no more.” (SS-1)

Thus when plunged in mundane problems and worldly responsibilities and
when one has many things to attend to, then the sadhaka must think this
all belongs to Parama Purusa. My son is not my son; my home is not my
house. Everything is a manifestation of the Supreme.

In that way an aspirant can attend to a wide array of responsibilities
and duties, yet still cultivate the sole desire of getting Him and Him
alone. Then the desire is only one. That is Baba’s special recipe.

APPLIES TO EVERYONE

The above formula applies to everyone. It relates to Wts as well as
family people. Because both have worldly attachments: work, prestige,
land, soil, post, friends etc. Both wholetimers and family people deal
with mundane work. And in the process of doing those works, then
tendency is to get attached. Some workers want a high post, others want
to remain in their current locale for years and years – so many
attachments come.

In either case – whether one is worker or family person – the answer is
the same. The sadhaka must view everyone and everything as a
manifestation of Parama Purusa. Then one will do to serve, please and
attain Him, and not out of any mundane desire.

BABA’S BLESSING

By His grace, when one understands the limitations of the human mind and
goads all their energies towards Him, then they will reach the Goal.
That is the easy way to attain Parama Purusa. In this endeavor, success
is sure, by His grace.

Baba says, “You are all the children of Parama Purus’a. You will
certainly attain Him. You will not deviate from the path of Truth. To
attain Him is your birthright.” (SS-19)

Namaskar,
Dayananda

**************************************************
Good Teaching

Baba says, “Those who wrongly worship Parama Purus’a in the form of
clay, iron, or other material substances, are ultimately transformed in
Prakrtiliina*. And those who run around externally in hopes of finding
Parama Purusa outside, they also be come Prakrtiliina.” (15 May 1982,
Hindi Section)

Note: Those who are searching Baba in one or another holy land, they
should be especially careful about this above teaching.

*Prakrtiliina= This is one type of microvita which is under punishment
of reaping of reaping its own negative samskaras.

**************************************************
Advertisements

Read Full Post »