Liberated souls Listen to thy ! – Swami-Ramsukhdasji

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Shree Hari ||
Ram Ram

3rd May 2010, Monday, Vaishaka Krishna Shashti,Somvar
Vikram Samvat 2067, Sri Krishna Samvaat 5236

Lord Brahmaji had four human sons (sankadi). They remained five years of age at all times. They were perfected beings from birth. Like that there were several perfected “sankadiks” – who have various weapons in ten directions, of these there is one divine sage –

“Aasa basan vyasan yah tinhin |

Raghupati charit hoyi tahun sunahin || (Manas, Utter, 32/3)

Wherever legends of Bhagwaan (God) are being relayed, there they are listening. If there is no one else to narrate the tales, then three of them become the listeners and one becomes the narrator of the tales. In this manner even the liberated souls listen to God’s tales. One who is at all times immersed in the Essence of God, such liberated souls also go to listen to discourses wherever they are taking place.

Those aspirants who want to raise themselves from this mundane world, they too listen to discourses and have association with spiritual Truth, so that worldly delusions may leave and the inner faculties are purified, as spiritual truths are the medicine for this life.

Those who are ordinary men, who do not even do any spiritual disciplines, even their mind, ears, like to listen to spiritual discourses – “shrotramano bhiraamaat satsangse ek prakaal

Therefore three types of men have been described

1) Perfected Soul

2) Spiritual Aspirant

3) Worldly person seeped in sense enjoyments.

Who is detached from singing the glories and virtues of God? Those that are not interested in listening to the divine glories of the Lord are like animals, like great murderers (butchers). “Ka uttamshlokagunaanuvaadaat pumaan virajyate” Who can remain without listening to the divine tales of the Lord?

Great sinners or those who are enemy of knowledge – besides these two, who will be detached from listening to Lord’s divine glories from the legends?

Wherever there are God’s sacred legends, God, His Devotees, saints-great souls, Narad-Sankadi, Rishis-munis (great sages and contemplative ones) and liberated great souls are all drawn towards it; because this is extremely special and extra-ordinary.

God’s vehicle to travel is the Eagle (Garud). It is said about Garudji, that when he flies, the “Sama Vedas” flows out from his wings. A servant of the Lord resides very close by. Similarly, Garudji who is at all times close to God, he became deluded when he saw Bhagwaan Shri Ram tied in “Nagpaash”. When he saw this sight of God, a doubt arose in his mind that what kind of God is this, that I had to release Him from the cluthes of the “Nagpaash”? If I did not save Him, then what would be His state?

Similarly when Bhagwaan Shri Ram, was seen wandering around in the forest and calling out in desperattion “He Sita! He Sita!, and when Sati heard this, she had a doubt as to what kind of a God is this that is searching for His wife and is mourning in separation from her?

Both Garudji and Sati’s example are depicted here, because they had themselves seen the life of Shri Ram and became deluded and on listening to the divine life stories of God, the delusion went away. From this it is proven that it is greater to listen to the Divine legends of the Lord, than to see His life. Listening to his sacred legends is even greater than beholding God, because by beholding God, the delusion was created, and on listening to the divine stories, the delusion is wiped out.

God’s divine tales removed the delusion of Garudji and Sati. The point is – he who is deluded is also eligible for divine truths (satsang), and he who is deeply seeped in worldly affairs if he wants to listen, he too is eligible. Some are enemies of knowledge, then that is a different story. If there is no interest in Lord’s divine tales then the inner faculties are very impure. Not just a little impure. If slightly impure then it can be cleansed, but on being significantly dirty (impure) then spiritual discourses are not appealing.

(to be continued )

From “Sadhan, Sudhaa, Sindhu” in Hindi by Swami Ramsukhdasji

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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 www.yogaeast.net/index.htm http://www.yogaeast.net/index.htm 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. www.massmed.org 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. www.saheliboston.org/About1/A_Board Dr. Trivedi is working closely with the Perkin's School for the Blind. www.perkins.org. 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. www.bpaindia.org 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. https://www.dwarkamai.com/health-and-wellness

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  1. The world has seen thousands and thousands of liberated souls, but not all liberated souls work in the world of ignorance. Many are afraid that ignorance will threaten them and try to devour them. One who is just liberated has come out of the room which is full of darkness, but this does not necessarily mean he is truly qualified to be a spiritual guide. To be a spiritual guide in the highest sense of the term, one must be commissioned by the Supreme. One may have spiritual knowledge, spiritual power and so forth, but if he is not authorized by the Highest to guide humanity, he cannot be a real spiritual Master.
    Characteristics of a Liberated Soul
    1. Humility
    A liberated soul knows that he is not the doer. He knows and feels that he is a mere instrument for the higher power. It is this awareness that enables him to be a channel for divine light. A liberated soul does not deal with his own individual will and individual freedom; he seeks only to be a channel for the Divine Will.
    This humility is only possible when a person has subdued his ego. When our ego is predominant we feel that we are the doer. But, if we transcend the dominance of the ego, we learn true humility. This state of consciousness gives does not give us a sense of superiority, but oneness with others. Because of his sense of identification with others a liberated soul will never feel better than others.
    “A real spiritual Master will never think that he is superior to anybody. He will feel that it is his bounden duty to be of service to the divinity, to the Supreme in humanity.”

    2. Equanimity
    A liberated soul has made a permanent connection with his inner reality, the Universal Source. He sees through the ephemeral nature of the outer world; he knows that what happens in the outer world does not affect the real in us – our soul. Thus, whatever may befall a liberated soul on the outer plane, nothing affects his inner poise and inner peace. At the same time, a liberated soul is not bound by any outer rules; some spiritual Master’s may display outer emotions for various reasons. Yet, even if they display anger outwardly, inwardly they retain a perfect inner peace. Their show of anger may merely be an outer emotion necessary for the well being of others.
    3. No Fear of Death.
    Sri Sarada Devi said that we can always tell the difference between a spiritual person and an ordinary person.
    “The difference between a spiritual man and an ordinary man is very simple. Easily you can know the difference between the two. An ordinary man cries and sheds bitter tears when death approaches him; whereas a spiritual man, if he is really spiritual, he will laugh and laugh when death approaches him, for to him death is fun, nothing else”
    Even in the face of death, a liberated soul will not lose his inner peace, because he knows that death is merely an inevitable process of transition. For a liberated soul, death is like going from one room to another. The soul may lose a body, but it retains the quintessence of its life experiences in the soul’s world. Furthermore, in many ways liberation is akin to gaining mastery over death. For real illumination to occur, a seeker must lose his sense of little “I” ness. It is only through losing the sense of ego, that a seeker can gain liberation.
    “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.””
    He meant that the sense of ego must die, to enable the divine consciousness to enter.
    4. Purity
    A liberated soul is the embodiment of his own inner realization. If we have a little receptivity, we will feel in the spiritual Master a sense of peace, purity and inner joy. Outwardly the liberated soul may be ugly. But, if we look into their eyes, we will definitely see that they have attained a consciousness far beyond the ordinary. The liberated soul may say or do nothing; but, just being in their presence may give an inexplicable and unexpected sense of inner peace and well being.

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