THE DIVINE MOTHER OF EACH ONE OF US
Man should realise that his entire soul belongs to God and
thus, his heart should be offered in its entirety to God. Man is suffering
despair and defeat on account of waywardness and unsteadiness of his
consciousness due to his inability to control buddhi and mind. Since the
Consciousness is not capable of moving itself, it must be attached to Buddhi and
Manas i.e., the intelligence and mind. So at first, the buddhi and manas are
trained by japam and dhyanam to proceed in the direction in which the
Antah-karana is eager to reach otherwise they (buddhi and mind) lead the
consciousness to Confusion, Injustice, Cruelty, Indiscipline and Falsehood.
Dhyanam is the best sadhana to one's life internally as well as externally by acquiring one-pointed attention on the Lord; by casting off sensory attachments and by attaing the joy derived from the absolute. Dhyanam will bestow not only happiness and victory but even the vision of the Lord if performed strictly and enthusiastically with full faith and care according to the disciplines laid down. Man's life assumes a new splendour when he realises and visualies the satchidananda when manas and buddhi are purified and transformed by means of dhyanam.
Everyone is endowed with unlimited powers. But we discard them and leaves them unused because we are ignorant of the process of benefiting by them. Dhyanam is the process by which one can use his intellect to focus his mind in one direction and train the mind to acquire concentration. When the rays of the sun are concentrated through a piece of magnifying glass, the scattered rays develop the power of a flame to burn and consume. Similarly, when the waves of buddhi and one-pointed concentrated mind are plunged in the contemplation of the Name of the Lord and converged through lens of Atma, they manifest as the Divine Splendour which can scorch evil and illumine Joy.
By meditating on Paramatma, the mind will withdraw from
sense-objects and from sensory world. Then Buddhi will assert its authority and
command the manas not to entertain any feeling except the thought of Fundamental
basis. When the mind knows its basic truth, it welcomes blossoming of joy,
Happiness and Truth and it will not be affected by sorrow and grief.
One should consider Japam-Dhyanam as primary duty and suffer any amount of trouble for its sake;
One should be fully convinced that all other than Absolute is just an illusion;
One should do only good under all conditions and at all
One should spend time uninterruptedly in the remembrance and meditation of the Lord;
One should not crave even for the fruit of the Japam and Dhyanam and leave all to the Lord;
It is possible to win the grace of the Lord very quickly if
the path of Dhyanam is rigorously followed in this manner.
An advocate was leaving the house in order to go to the
Court. Just as he stepped on the road, he found that his turban was loose. As he
took the next step, it collapsed and the entire length of the turban-cloth lay
on the ground. He started tying it up again on his head but he could not. He
looked around and discovered a dome-light which was the size of this own head at
the foot of the staircase to his head. He ran towards it and tied the turban
around it suggesting to himself that it was his head. Now he was perfectly
successful. He then removed the neatly tied turban from the dome and placed on
his own head and walked away to the Court. Similary, The man trying to leave
this worldly atmosphere (i.e., of pain and death) to go to the Court of the
Supreme Monarch, finds that his turban (the mind) is loose and it is out of
shape and it is lying all over the place. He tries to gather it together and
make out of it a beautiful turban for his head; in other words, to do Samadhi
with one-pointed mind to reach the Sahasrara at the crown of the head. He fails
every time he tried. The Consciousness residing in the Sahasrara is too subtle
for him to see and tie his mind upon. He looks around himself. He finds an image
of the Lord. For a moment he feels that it is as good as God or the Supreme
Consciousness itself. He fastens the mind on to this image. When all the mind
has been firmly gathered on the image, then he quickly removes it from the image
and raises it to the Sahasrara i.e., to the Supreme Consciousness. Then he walks
away happily to the Court of the Supreme Monarch, God.
Bhagawatham says that Krishna was born in Gokulam, grew up in Brindavan, Ruled over Madhura and later reigned in Dwaraka. The signifance is, Krishna is born (even now) in mind (Gokulam); grows up in heart (Brindavan), rules over chitta (Madhura) and later install himself as reigning monarch in the Nirvikalpa stage (Dwarka). Every one of us has to go through these stages to reach the Godhead.
The ultimate goal of everyone is to take his Consciousness
back to its home (God) from where it has come from. Let each one of us begin
dhyanam from today and from this moment.
Omsai Srisai Jaijaisai