Shree Hari :
20th March, 2009, ThursFriday
Chaitra Krishna Navami, Vikram Samvat 2065, Shukravar
In all three paths prescribed in the Gita the sadhak has to be free from mineness and egoism. In the path of action (Gita 2:71), in the path of knowledge (Gita 18:53) and in the path of devotion (Gita 12:13).
“Egoless and free from sense of mine, he is balanced both in pain and pleasure.”
“Nirmamoha Nirahankara samadukha sukha kshami.” (Gita 12:13)
One aspect on which the aspirant has to give more attention is that the real Self is free from egoism and mineness. “I” and “Mineness” are not real, both of them have been falsely presumed to be our own Self. If these were truly real, then we could never become free from the sense of “I” and “Mine” and God would not have talked about being free from egoism and mineness. It is only because of this that God has mentioned to be free from egoism and mineness.
The ‘mine-ness’ keeps changing. The feeling of mineness that you have should be with Bhagwaan (God) – not with the world. We all know how to change ‘mineness’. The world is not mine – only Bhagwaan is mine, rather I am one with Bhagwaan. Actually ‘mineness’ is created with something that is not mine – with Bhagwaan (God) there is only oneness. There is oneness with the one who is your own. The oneness always stays – what is created does not stay.
After accepting that “only Bhagwaan is Mine” and when Bhagwaan has said – I will release you from all your sins, then do I have to do anything more to be free of mineness? When I am simply Bhagwaan’s then these tendencies are not mine, this body, these sense organs, this life breath, this mind, this intellect all are not mine. But Oh Father! after surrendering everything to you, then too if this body at times appears to be mine; then please release me, save me from this grave mistake. After saying this – become worriless and at peace !
It was only due to considering these tendencies as mine, that I was not able to purify them; because considering these to be mine is itself the impurity – “mamta mal jari jaayi.” (Manasa 7:117:ka). Therefore now onwards, at no time will I consider these to be mine. When these natural tendencies, the conduct, the behavior, the habits are not mine at all, then what is the basis of my fear?
Now there is only grace and more grace of God !
From “Sharanagati” in Hindi by Swami Ramsukhdasji