DESIRE FOR JOY THAT WILL NEVER FADE
There was very rich millionaire in a small town. One night, a very strong and powerful dacoit entered the house through a hole made in the wall. The millionaire and his family could do nothing. The robber mercilessly killed all of them and took himself possession of the house and wealth.
So also, The man's heart is filled with thousand kinds of Abhimanas resides the ego. When the man hears the Lord's name sung by Sadhu or Mahatma, the Greatest dacoit (chithachora) enters through his ears into the heart and ruthlessly annihilates his egoism and his big family composed of Kama, Krodha, Lobha, Moha, Mada, Matsarya and all kinds of Abhimanas. Finally Lord himself takes possession of the heart and mind with his vast riches of talents and intelligence. Bhaagavatha-sravana (listening to glories of Lord) leads to Bhaagavatha-smarana (the constant remembrance of the Lord) and detachment from the ties of the objective world.
Man is a mixture of dhaiva(god), dhanava(demon) and manava(man). The wickedness of dhanava can be overcome by dhaya i.e., quality of mercy, charity, sympathy and fellowfeeling; the pride of God can be overcome by dhama i.e., self control, detachment and renunciation; the egoism of man can be overcome by following dharma prescribed by impartial sages and by canalising the instincts and impulses into fruitful fields. Manava is transformed into Madhava (god) when these three are sublimated. Each one must take this process of purification by discovering his faults and realise the road to success.
There was a devotee who imagined Ramayana as happening at present time. He felt that Seetha was his Sister and Rama as his brother-in-law. He came to know that Seetha had gone into the forest following Rama in exile and imagined the distress she must be suffering for want of sandals in thorninfested jungle paths and of a cot in the snake-infested depths of forests. He went out in jungle calling out "Sister! Seetha!" carrying a pair of sandals and cot till his throat had turned hoarse. Rama appeared and addressed him fondly "My dear brother-in-law" and accepted things and asked him to leave happily. Offerings that are made with no defilement of egoism are gladly accepted by Lord. Even the most fragrant flowers placed at the feet of the Lord will be rejected as unbearably stinking if they are offered with proud.
The dheha (body) is called a Dhevaalayam (God's temple) for the jeevi (individual soul i.e., God). The architectural temple has three parts - the Praakaaram (the outer temple), the inner temple and the shrine or Garbhagriha (sanctum sanctorum). These three represent the sthuula, the suukshma and the kaarana sareera (the gross, the Subtle and the causal body) of man. Kshethra is the field (i.e., field of the senses and dualities) and Kshetrajna is the one who knows and masters the field. The knowledge of Kshetra and Kshethrajna will alone help to overcome delusion that 'Body and Jeva are different'.
Discover your holiness, your divinity and your truth. Do not become proud of your wealth, status, authority, learning or caste. Dedicate all your physical possessions, mental skills and intellectual attainments to the service of the Lord and to the Lord's manifold manifestations. Remember the God in whom you move, the God who makes you move and the God who is all this vast universe, every atom, every huge star. Select some Name and Form for this all-pervasive immanent God and keep those on your tongue and before your mental eye. That is what is called japasahitha dhyaanam (meditation-cum-recitation of the Name). Desire for joy that will never fade, that will never cloy, deep, steady and strength-giving i.e., joy of Divine Realisation.
Omsai Srisai Jaijaisai