|| Shree Hari ||
8th May 2010, Saturday, Vaishaka Krishna Ekadashi, Shanivar
Vikram Samvat 2067, Sri Krishna Samvaat 5236
A Firm Resolve – Part 3
“Uddharedaatmanaatmaanam naatmaanamvasaadayet |
Aatmaiva hyaatmano bundhuraatmaiva ripuraatmanah || (Gita 6/5)
“Let a man life himself by his own self; and not degrade himself; for he himself is his friend as well as his enemy.” (Gita 6/5)
“bandhuraatmatmanastasya yenaatmaivaatmanaa jitah |
Anaatmanastu satrutve vartetaatmaiva satruvat || (Gita 6/6)
“In this world there is no such word, that is no a mantra; there is no such
“he who has conquered his self by himself, his own self is a friend; but he who has not conquered the self, his own self acts as his enemy.” (Gita 6/6)
Let us both think, that in front of us favorable and unfavorable situations have come many times and they have gone away. We have also enjoyed pleasures and experienced pain and suffering, but we have not attained peace! It is only our delusion that if we get such a guru, we will be able to attain salvation; if we get such a family, then we will be benefited, if we get such a wife then it will be great; if we get such a friend then it will make us happy; if we get that much wealth then we will be gratified; if we get this higher position, then we will be contented etc. etc. In this you must think, has no one found a favorable wife? Has no one found a proper son? Has no one found a favorable situation? Then too have they become free of desires and realized God? By thinking deeply it appears that whoever has received these favorable things, their desires have not ended. He has not become free of doing, free of knowing and free of acquiring more. Therefore it is impossible for anyone to be benefited by these situations. Because the self does not change. How will you rise above the changing situations. It is not possible for you to do so. It is simply impossible. I have done deep study of this subject. You firmly decide on that one goal, one aim of God Realization, then favorable situations will run after you.
“Naam naam binu na rahe sayaane loi |
Meera sut jaayo nahin, shishya na mundyo koi ||
Meerabai’s name is greatly respected even today. On taking her name, on singing her devotional songs people experience purity within themselves. What was there in her?
“Mere toh Giridhar Gopal, doosero na koyi; Jaake sir mor mukut, mero pati soyi ||”.
She has one firm resolve, that the Lord is my husband. What will happen, what will not happen – of this she had no care! On changing one’s sense of “I-ness” (egoism), on have one resolve, firm determination, attraction and aversion will no be able to touch you. It does not have any strength to stop you. Simply our thoughts, our resolve should be concrete, firm, unchanging, fixed.
To read A Firm Resolve – Part 1 – http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sadhaka/message/2635
From “Sadhan, Sudhaa, Sindhu” in Hindi pg 729 by Swami Ramsukhdasji
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