Practice (Gujarati) ~ May 4, 2014
Don’t give strength to painful memories by dwelling on them (English) ~ May 5, 2014
May 4, 2014
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Jayalakshmi Jayatveka Jagadeka kutumbika
Sajjanapatpraharini Saccidananda Rupini !!
Pranams Jaganmatha _/\_!!Pranams Sadgurudeva_/\_!!
Jaya guru datta.
Jaya Guru Datta! Harih Om Tatsat || Om Sri Sri Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Datta Sadgurubhyo Namo Namah ||Om Dram Dattatreya Parabrahmane Namo Namah || Shivaya Gurave Namah ||Sri Guru Datta.
Jaya Guru Datta. English summary:
Jaya Guru Datta.
We discussed so far that people put forth the excuse that their actions were prompted by God. If the bad deeds were prompted by God, then the punishment is also given by God, so you should experience it. Both are given by God. If you don’t want the punishment given by God, why do you say that your action was prompted by God? You don’t like being punished. You say that God’s first command to you was enjoyable, that’s why you committed the act. You say that you dislike the second command (of punishment). That makes it clear that you committed the act because you enjoyed it, not because it was God’s command. God would not give you the command to make it enjoyable for you, if you don’t like the punishment. So, since you committed the act out of your own desire, you cannot escape the consequences. Therefore, the punishment needs to be given to you.
Further, when a thought to undertake a certain action enters your mind, you know whether or not the act is enjoyable. At that time, your mind gives you the option to do or not to do the act. That means, you’ve received two commands from God (to do or not to do). Of the two, you picked the one you liked. Therefore, you have to experience the outcome. Any which way you look at it, there is no escape from the fruit of one’s actions. If you think your initial act was a command from God, then experience the outcome too as the command of God. If you feel the initial act was not his command, he won’t give you the second command either. Therefore, no one can escape the fruit of one’s actions using arguments and wit. That is why, they advise us to not pray about this.
Furthermore, when you receive the two commands from God (on which course of action to pursue), if you undertake the act that’s in accordance with Dharma, God’s burden of punishing you will lessen. On the other hand, if you give in to lust and pick the sinful act, God will push you further into the whirlpool of illusion. Why he does that is a different question. But, your duty is to realize that such danger exists and be careful. That is why, according to the teaching of the Guru, you must feel that you are Brahma. You should entertain no other thought. If you do this constantly, self-realization will shine forth from within you.
Next, we are being initiated into realizing the all-pervasive God.
Sampasyecchri gurum santam paramatma swarupinam |
Sthavare jangame caiva sarvatra jagatitale ||
Among all the animate and inanimate things on earth, one should see only Guru who is tranquil and God incarnate.
One should see the Guru in all animate and inanimate things, in all beings. You should not discriminate saying this is a donkey, this a bird, this is an animal, this is a dog, this is a mosquito and so on. God pervades the spirit of all beings. He’s peaceful and emanates tranquility. How should one see the all pervasive God? Only as Guru.
Jaya Guru Datta
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