|| Shree Hari ||
25th May 2010, Tuesday, Vaishaka Shukla Dvadashi, Mangalvar
Vikram Samvat 2067, Sri Krishna Samvaat 5236
Remain Naturally Established in Your Aim – 1
In doing your spiritual disciplines the main point is – to decide on your aim, your intent, your goal (lakshya). Truly, what do you want? A spiritual aspirant does japa (name recitation), meditation, adoration and worship, singing glories of the Lord, etc. whatever he does, but as long as he does not fix, solidify on a determinate aim, till then the spiritual discipline that takes place naturally will not begin. When aim is fixed, than without fulfilling the aim, without attaining the goal an aspirant will not be able to stop or linger anywhere else. The extent to which this aim is firm and decisive, that much quickly he will attain realization. Whereas, to the extent that he is lax in his determinate decision, the attainment of his goal will also be delayed to that extent.
Therefore an aspirant should first and the foremost with earnestness, and solemnly think that why has God made me a human being and for what reason? On thinking deeply you will realize that it is only for the attainment and perfection of a supreme aim that this human body has been received. It is not for the accumulation of worldly objects and it’s enjoyment that this human body is received.
Enjoyments of sense pleasures can be received even for the birds and animals etc. Human birth is received for the attainment of the best of all Truths. On attaining this essence, nothing further remains to be done, known or attained. On this subject there is a very beautiful verse in the Gita –
“Yam labdhvaa chaaparam laabham manyate naadhikam tatah |
Yasministhato na dukhahan gurunaapi vichaalyate || (Gita 6/22)
“Having gained which state he does not reckon any other gain greater than that, and wherin established, he is not shaken even by the greatest affliction.” (Gita 6/22).
To attain this state is the main aim of this human life. He who remains satisfied without attaining this state is making a mistake. As long as there is any desire to do, to know, to acquire, till then the aspirant should understand that as such what I desire, that essential nature has not been attained.
Just as while going to Badrinarayan, a man stops on the way somewhere for food and rest and other necessities, but he does not pitch his camp out there permanently. Thinking that the place is good, the water and air is pure, the facilities are good, he does not stay back there. If he stays back, then in reality he did not really want to go to Badrinarayan. Similarly, the number of instances in this life are all only part of the journey. Among those roadside places, an aspirant cannot stay put anywhere, he cannot get stuck. He has only one aim, one goal, and that is I want to walk the path towards Paramatma. He wants to reach only where there is nothing remaining to do, to know or to acquire.
From Book “Sadhakon ke Prati” in Hindi pg 11-12 by Swami Ramsukhdasji.
You can also read message in HINDI titled “Lakshya Prati Sahaj Raho – 1” at : http://www.satcharcha.blogspot.com/