Saturday, October 14, 2017

Easiest way of Realization of God


We belong to the country where religious spirit has ever been flowing in one or the other form.  Diverse means are adopted for the purpose of gaining the objective of life.  They may be correct if the heart is connected with it in the real sense, so as to be absorbed in the essence of real life. We are bred to have union with Reality which we have emerged from.  We have brought with us the very essence of Infinity and we should try to keep close to it, in order to give freedom to our thought for absorption in the Infinite.  If we neglect it, we remain bound to activity of thought, and not to the Reality at the root which is limitless.  Hymns and prayers offered generally result in flattery when one is dumb to the real spirit of the essential character.
Great teachers have always been actively speculating to devise means and methods of higher approach, though the solution is quite at hand.  Really, the path nearest to yourself is the path nearest to God.  Sri Ramchandraji Maharaj has rendered wonderful service to humanity in this respect by providing the easiest means of gaining the objective of life.  His methods are so easy that their easiness has become a veil for common understanding.  Simple and subtle means are needed for the realisation of the subtlest Being.  Realisation has been represented as a very difficult and complicated job.  This offers great discouragement to people who are thereby scared away from it.  Such ideas should be banished from the mind, for they weaken the will which is the only instrument to help us on our onward march. Sri Ramchandraji Maharaj has suggested a simple process which can be followed by all quite easily. If one can sell his  heart, i.e., make a gift of it to the Devine Master,  hardly anything more remains to be done.  This shall naturally bring him to the state of absorbency in the Infinite Reality.  The adoption of this easy and simple technique makes the beginning of the process the very end of it.  The impulse begins to flow in automatically transforming the entire being of an individual.  What else except a tiny heart can be the fittest offering for the achievement of the dearest objective of life?
To effect the surrender of heart in the easiest way, only an act of will is required.  But the lighter and finer the will, the more effective shall be its working.  An act of will, lying in the form of a seed of an insignificant volume in the deeper core of consciousness, shall soon develop into a full fledged tree stretching its branches all over.
Finally, the adoption of the method is sure to bring in an attitude of renunciation from the very first day.  A courageous start is all that is needed for the purpose. May the true seeker see the light and wake up to the call of his real  Self.
My personal  view is, in this article Sri Ramchandraji, shows an easy and effective method to the aspirants of God realization.  It is mentioned in Bhagavatgeetha that if any one offers, water,
leaves, flowers and fruits with devotion, the God will receive them.  In my view the above things  are all created by God and human beings cannot create them.  Even  in   oblations(puddings prepared by us,) we offer to the God,  the raw materials are created by God only. We are unable to create any thing. At times we may not be able to offer any one of  the above also to the God.    But heart(Hrudayam)  is our own and we can utilize it in good/ bad deeds according to our will. It is always with us till our death. So our Master might have told us to gift our heart to the God which is better than offering water, leaves, flowers, fruits, etc.,  In this condition one  performs all the activities  in the sense of duty to God.  For whom everything is his duty whether it is concerned with his family or with other people whatever it may be. He becomes egoless and  an instrument in the hands of God,   feels that everything is going on automatically and his responsibility is to live in tune with nature according to the will of God.
A collection from the writings of Sri Ramchandraji Maharaj,  Sahajmarg Founder, by B.E.Sampath Kumar, Abhyasi, Sri Ramchandraji Seva Trust, Kadapa.

The Purpose of Life

What is the Purpose of Life?

Our ancestors have started their  ways of realization  in the forests, away from the life of action, foresaking all ties of worldly connection with their fellow beings and others.

We, under the Sahaj Marg System try to create such an atmosphere around us, in our homes, so that they serve the purpose of forests.

What we do is to attach ourselves more to God, and the result is that non-attachment follows automatically as a corollary.  We thus come to the state of vairagya in a natural way without any effort  on our part.

There should be a goal before us, and we should try to attain it in the most natural way.

There are many methods of realization, and each one claims its efficacy as the best.  But it is our duty, before entering into any system, to consider which is the best system, and it depends upon one’s own judgment and the Grace of God to get a real method to solve the mystery of one’s life.

It is an admitted fact that the thought force of man is nearer to God. Our present degenerated state is due to the reaction of thoughts, and by the help of thoughts alone  we will be able to evolve ourselves.

So, if it is utilized in Divine pursuit it will ultimately bring us nearer to our goal.  When the God is before you, this means that you are getting the air of purity, which brings freshness to you and prepares you for further progress.

Once the initial step is taken, the other steps follow automatically, if man is restless for achievement of the Goal.

There must be one and only one goal so that one may not form different channels for the different goals.  Lord Krishna has em[phasised that one should do action but should not think of the result.  Why did He advise Nishkama Karma? The reason is if you think of the result you will jump into it, and the force which is to urge one to action towards the objective will be divided, and thus one will be making channels like the different canals in a river exhausting the force of the river.  So, there should be an all-out attempt to gain the One and only one objective, and one must not think of the result.  Otherwise, you will distribute your force in different channels and the force will be reduced greatly.  

God is the subtlest Being.  Somehow, if we become subtle as He is, it means Union.  In the Sahaj Marg system, we try to grow subtle from the very beginning and the teacher also tries for that.  We only think of duty as worship which may bring us to a subtler state.  We also,  check artificial vibrations which are formed, and try to have Divine Vibrations.  In this System, our whole attention  is directed towards subtleness. And hence we discard according to Yoga those things which add grossness to the System.  Thus, the thing goes on, and the time comes when grossness bids farewell and subtleness also loses its charm.  What comes after it is nothing short of what we want and which we are seeking.  All of us may attain that conditionless condition.
A collection from the writings of Sri Ramchandraji Maharaj, founder of Sahaj Marg, by B.E.Sampath Kumar, Abhyasi, Sri Ramchandraji Seva Trust, Kadapa. 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Some Common Errors in Meditation and the Right Solution

Sri Ramchandraji Maharaj founder of Sahajmarg has prescribed Meditation for one hour everyday, with the emphasis on feeling the divine illuminance in one's heart, so meditating on heart to his Abhyasis, ie., practitioners. This is one of the simplest methods of doing Meditation.

However, as considerable number of Abhyasis are not able to practice the meditation in a correct way, Sri Eswar Sahai, a close associate of Sri Ramchandraji and the follower of Sahajmarg System, has clarified how to practice meditation and how to overcome the obstacles in meditation in this article. The readers are requested to go through the article and clear their doubts if any.