Sadhana-Sudhaa and Sadhu


 the Universe the amount of wealth, food, grain, gold, cattle, and women that exist, they all in all, cannot satisfy a single man, nor are they even capable of doing so. Realizing this, become quiet within. Quieten the thirst, the longing within for more; as desires can never be quietened through the enjoyment of pleasures and acquisition of things. Rather just like when oil is added to a fire, the fire blazes with even greater intensity, similarly, through the enjoyment of sense pleasures, the impressions that are left in the mind, increases the desire for more sense enjoyment.

All desire happiness, but the means to attain happiness are only understood and seen in worldly things by them, therefore men are seen as attempting to acquire only these worldly things. With the number of people in this world, how can everyone get everything that they desire from the world ? All have rights to the things in this world, and the total number of available resources are limited, and those who desire for these things are many in number. When even one person cannot be entirely satisfied, then how will every person get everything ? Let us assume that everyone gets everything, then too, being happy with these things is an impossibility. The reason is that consciousness (Self, Soul) can only be satisfied by perfect Consciousness, not by imperfect and limited inert things. Let us say that the happiness that is perceived through affinity with the perishable objects, is itself seen as happiness; then too, the inert things are constantly changing and
perishing whereas the Self (Embodied Soul) is eternal and imperishable. Therefore how can the union of the two, remain eternally forever ?

Then how can one gain happiness? What is the solution for happiness ? The solution is – the desire and aim of attaining divinity, (Supreme Consciousness) and following righteousness and virtuousness. The reason is – when our behavior is righteous and fair, when we have no desire for anything beyond what is rightfully ours, then true happiness is possible. And this will come about when there is feeling of sacrifice and generosity within you. If we are able to give up those things that we think will give us happiness, and with a generous feeling if we desire to give to others and not take from others, then the things will automatically become plentiful, and the number of takers of those things will become fewer. At that time, the fruits of our generosity, the divine energy and more will work to it’s fullest power, whereby the things will increase in productivity and what we already have will be protected. Thus happiness will pervade every where.

From “Saadhan, Sudhaa, Sindhu” in Hindi pg 521 by Swami Ramsukhdasji

Ram Ram

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About dhavalrajgeera

Physician who is providing free service to the needy since 1971. Rajendra M. Trivedi, M.D. who is Yoga East Medical Advisor Graduated in 1968 from B. J. Medical College, Amadavad, India. Post Graduate training in Neurological Surgery from Charles University in Czechoslovakia. 1969 - 71. and received Czechoslovakian Government Scholarship. Completed training at the Cambridge Hospital and Harvard University in Psychiatry. Rajendra M. trivedi is an Attending Psychiatrist at Baldpate Hospital. He is the Medical Director of CCA and Pain Center in Stoneham, MA where he has been serving the community since 1971 as a Physician. OTHER AFFILIATIONS: Lifer of APA - American Psychiatrist Association Senior Physician and Volunteer with Massachusetts Medical Society and a Deligate of the Middlesex District. Patron member of AAPI - American Association of PHYSICIANS OF INDIA. LIFE MEMBER OF IMANE - Indian Medical Association of New England. Member of the Board of Advisors "SAHELI, Boston,MA. Dr. Trivedi is working closely with the Perkin's School for the Blind. Dr. Trivedi is a Life member and Honorary Volunteer for the Fund Raising Contact for North America of BPA - Blind People Association of Amadavad, India. Dr.Trivedi is the Medical Advisor for Yoga East since 1993. He is a Physician who started Health Screening and Consultation At Shri Dwarkami Clinic in Billerica, MA.

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  1. साधना
    साधना के बहिरंग साधनों के सही-गलत का निरीक्षण तो ऐसा आचार्य भी कर सकता है जो श्रोत्रिय हो, अर्थात् जिसने शास्त्रों का अध्ययन और चिंतन किया हो, लेकिन आंतरिक साधना-यात्रा के परीक्षण के लिए ऐसे सद्गुरु की कृपा आवश्यक होती है जो श्रोत्रिय और ब्रह्मनिष्ठ दोंनो ही हो, जो सत्य के बारे में जानता हो, और जिसने उसका साक्षात्कार किया हो। ऐसे महापुरुष को नमन करते हुए कहा गया है—
    निरबैरी निहकामना, साई सेतीनेह।
    विषया सूं न्यारा रहै, संतन के अंग एह।।
    दुलन साधु सब एक हैं बाग फूल समतूल।
    कोई कुदरती सुबास है और धूल-धूल के फूल।।
    पलटू तीरथ को चला, बीचे मिलियो संत।
    एक मुक्ति के कारने, मिल गई मुक्ति अनंत।।
    संतन के लच्छन रघुवीरा।
    कहहुं नाथभव भंजन भीरा।।
    संत-असंत भेज बिलगाई।
    प्रनतपाल मौहि कहहु बुझाई।।
    और उत्तर में श्रीराम बताते हैं कि—
    संतन के संतन से लच्छन सुन भ्राता। अगनित श्रुति पुरान विख्याता।।
    संत-असंतन्हि कै असि करनी। जिमि कुठार चंदन आचरनी।।
    काटई परशु मलय सुनु भाई। निज गुन देई सुगंध बसाई।।
    विषय अलंपट सील गुनाकर। पर दुख दुख सुख सुख देखे पर।।
    कोमल चित्त दीनन्ह पर दाया। मन वचन क्रम मम भगति अमाया।।
    सबहिं मानप्रद आपु अमानी। भरत प्रान सम ममते प्रानी।।
    विगत काम मम नाम परायन। संति विरति विनती मुदितायन।।
    सीतलता सरलता मयत्री। द्विज पद प्रीति धर्म जनयित्रा।।
    ए सब लच्छन बसहिं जासु उर। जानेहु तात संत संतत फुर।।
    सत्रु न काहु करि गनै, मित्र गनै नहिं काहि।
    तुलसी यह मत संत कौ, चालै समता माहि।

    मधुकरि सरसि संत गुर ग्राही।
    संत हृदय जस निर्बलबारी।
    उमा संत कइ इहहि बड़ाई।
    मंद करत जो करत भलाई।।
    संत विटप सरित गिरिधरनी।
    परहित हेतु सबन्ह के करनी।।
    नहिं दरिद्र सम दुख जग माहीं।
    संत मिलन सम सुख जग नाहीं।।

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