|| Shree Hari ||
10th July 2010, Saturday, Aashadha Krishna Trayodashi, Shanivaar
Vikram Samvat 2067, Sri Krishna Samvaat 5236
Ease of God Realization – 1
What I am saying, please have mercy on me and accept it. I am saying this one point, which you already know. I am not telling you anything new. Is there any brother and sister that has experiential knowledge of first not being there and not remaining later on? This question is about the Self (swayam), not about the body. The body was not there before it was born, and will not be there after death. But does anyone have any experience of its non-existence, such as before I was not there and later on I will not remain and at present I am not there? No one has ever experienced their own (Self’s) non-existence.
“I am” – that “sense of existing”, that feeling of being (honapan), is never in the least bit lacking – “Naabhaavo Vidhyate satah” (Gita 2/16). There is never any thing lacking in that which is never non-existent. What does one want when there is nothing lacking? One wants nothing, as want is only if something is lacking.
What remains to be done for that which is never non-existent, that in which there is never any lack (shortage), that which is always, at all times “as-is”,? What remains to be known? What remains to be attained?
You also know that this body is constantly changing, it never remains the same. If this body remained the same, then the childhood body should still be with us. However, this is everyone’s experience that the body from childhood is no longer there.
The body from childhood has not changed in one day, in one month, in one year, rather it changes every year, every month, every day, every minute, every second. In other words that which changes is called the body.
The parts of this body are seen with the gross eye. However when seen with the subtle intellect, then the body will be seen as only changing. Just like when a fan moves, it appears as circular, but as such it is not a round circle. The wings of the fan are separate, but due to moving fast, it appears as round circle. Similarly, due to changing objects, the body appears as changing. It may take some time to say this is the body, but it takes no time for the body to change. It is constantly changing.
However the Self (swaroop) remains at all times, constantly as-is. That “Self” (swaroop) which remains at all times, if it blends with that which is constantly changing, then desires arise, wishes, wants, intense longing etc., are born. With this the nonsense begins.
If we were not the kind that remained at all time, then who will have to bare the consequences of the fruits of the past actions? We were there before today, therefore we are suffering the consequences (the fruits) of past actions. Now if we remain later on after today, then only will be have to bare the fruits of the actions performed today. The actions that were done before today, were done by blending with the changing body, and its fruit will be enjoyed by blending with the body. If we do not blend with the body, then neither the actions of the past will touch us, nor the actions of the present will touch us, nor the actions in the future, will touch us. Because in “IS” (present) there is never any “non-existence” and without there being a sense of lack, another thing will not be able to touch, will not be able to enter. It is “IS” at all times and remains “AS-IS” therefore the great souls who have experienced this have said –
“hai so sunder hai sada, nahin so sunder nahin;
nahin so pargat dekhiye, hai so dikhe nahin.”
That which is, is beautiful. That which is not, is never beautiful. That which is “not” is invariably seen, whereas, that which “is”, is not seen.
From “Saadhan, Sudha, Sindhu” in Hindi pg 570 by Swami Ramsukhdasji
The same message is available in HINDI titled “Paramatma Praapti ki Sugamtaa -1″at: