|| Shree Hari ||
6th July 2010, Tuesday, Aashadha Krishna , Mangalvar
Vikram Samvat 2067,Sri Krishna Samvaat 5236
The key to immediate God-Realization – 3
Dhruva’s did not realize God immediately. Even after realization, he felt saddened by having committed a mistake of praying to God to grant him a kingdom. The result was that he had to lament. You too will have to feel sorry and lament for the desires which you want to satisfy now. Worldly desire obstructs the desire for God Realization. It is only harmful and not useful at all in spiritualism. Tell me, is it beneficial in any way? So what will you give up, if you can’t even give up what is harmful? The desire for accumulation of things, for enjoyment and personal possession is the main obstacle. Worldly enjoyment is not so harmful, as is the desire for worldly pleasure.
I did not know for so many years, that the main obstacle to God Realization is the desire for worldly enjoyments. After giving discourses for several years, I came to know that the desire for worldly enjoyments is a real disease which is an obstacle to us in having the supreme desire for attaining the Supreme Spirit (Paramatma). This is not the root cause of the misfortune; this is the seed of poison. Tell me if there is any other obstacle except this? You have association with the “truth” (sat, good) and you also study from books. I have come to know this fact after several years.
Question: How to get rid of the desire for worldly enjoyment?
Answer: The best method to get rid of it is the firm determination and a keen desire from within to want to get rid of it. No method will be successful without it. You should be prepared to give it up and it can be given up soon by the method which I tell you. After reading books and listening to discourses of saints, I have learnt several methods. A very simple method which is useful for all the brothers and sisters whether they are educated or uneducated, young or old, is to have a desire to give comfort to others and to do good to them. By having this desire, the desire for worldly enjoyments will perish. Experiment and see and if you do not succeed, come and tell me. If you feel that it is not reasonable, tell me. Fate is no obstacle to it. To blame your fate, is merely an excuse. It is a method to deprive yourself of the real benefit which you may get by making effort.
Man has several excuses such as his fate is not favorable, the time is bad, God has not been kind to him, he does not have a good guide and shelter of saints. But these are nothing but mere excuses to be deprived of the eternal essence. You, yourself have created these obstacles. Can God the well-wisher of the entire creation, be so unkind as not to let us go to Him? If our actions and desire for pleasure are obstacles, we can destroy them, because we ourselves have created them. If we have not got a guide and saints there is no need to get them. When God has given us this human body for God Realization, has He not given us enough stuff? God has endowed us with a large property in the form of true knowledge. By getting this true knowledge, there is no need of any guide, but if there is need, God Himself will have to come in the form of a guide, “Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum.” Because He is the guide of the world. “Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum”
From book “Benedictory Discourses” in Hindi by Swami Ramsukhdasji.
The same message is available in HINDI titled “Paramatma Tatkaal Kaise Mile – 3” at: