You Are Here For A Special Purpose
All those who have gathered here, it is in our minds that we have come here for satsang for a short time and then we will go from here.
It should be the same feeling at our homes also. We have come here for
attainment of God, for His love. We are not like animals. Humans have a special
responsibility. We have to do what we have specifically come here for. We have
not come here to stay. We have come here for our salvation. Human life is
received by God’s Grace. We have come here and have to go.
This feeling that we want to stay here is what does not let us do bhajan. We are
not going to stay here permanently and no one knows how long one is going to
stay. There is no fixed time for one to go. You can go at any time. Do what you
have come here for. The rule of the world is come and go. The separation of the
world is constant and the union with God is constant. Your feeling should be
like that of a traveller. Stay here like a manager (without the burden of ownership), not the owner.
Do not forget God. Always remember God. We have come here for a special job.
Always be careful. Always remember God. Your breath is going. Sow seeds of God’s name in it. Like you do not go to the field to rest, you go to sow seeds. So
here also do not waste time – do what you have come here for. Remember God all
the time. Learn how to make your time useful here. This is a school for making
your life fruitful.
Two things are specifically for humans – (i) Serving others and (ii) remembering God. And a better thing is making others remember God. Apply yourself where there is benefit, and make others apply themselves.
This is what is important in this human life. You do not get this warning in other lives. Let everyone benefit. This has to be learnt here. No anger, greed,
etc. This is a school for spirituality. Carefulness and alertness at all times is saadhan (spiritual discipline). Always be aware. No breath should go waste. If one breath goes without remembering Him, it is wasted. So always be aware. If you died at that moment – what a great loss it would be.
All other work is secondary – importance is of this work only. Always take His name. Soldiers are doing various tasks – but as soon as the siren (bugle) is blown, all are ready. We do not know when the bugle of death will blow – always be aware – always remember God. He IS. He is ours. Mirabai’s principle is very good – Only
God is mine, there is no other. This is the truth – it is a fact. The one who
accepts this is Mirabai.
Body, family, wealth, country, all this will separate soon. Only God’s union is
From Hindi lecture by Swami Ramsukhdasji.