“Insaan … insaan ban ke hi rahe … ‘Bhagwaan’ ban ne ki koshish na kare ! ”
Swamiji says …
” We love ourselves! Each one of us feels that I am the best! We tend to compliment ourselves, narrate repeatedly moments of self – glorification and love to hear people laud us – ‘You are so nice! So good! Kind-hearted. Considerate. Helpful. You are always there to help us in our moments of crisis! What would we do without you? There is none better than you! You are great! What would have happened if you hadn’t saved me in the nick of time!” We luxuriate in the illusionary splendour of such compliments. Our ears never tire of hearing these ‘oh such’ wonderful words! These words sound like a music composition that we love listening to again and again! How heart warming and gratifying these words are ! The auto play mechanism that we set in motion, within us, allows us free access to these words that express the admiration and appreciation that others have for us- and help us in creating an image of ourselves that triggers in us the feeling, that we are a notch above others, and there is something special about us- something different- that sets us apart from the thronging multitudes. And the blind faith that we restore in these ego inflating and morale boosting words- elevates us to a pedestal of self admiration, when we start feeling that we are as good as God- as great as Him and as powerful as Him.”
” A childish attitude and behaviour of such a kind is pardonable and can be excused when you tom-tom about your mightiness and regale your family members with anecdotes of your so called and self proclaimed greatness, within the four walls of your home- and your staunch belief in your greatness results in some banter and light hearted moments with your family.”
“None of us should ever make the mistake of falling prey to these words that effortlessly play the role of an attractive bait and before we know it we fall hook, line and sinker in the trap that can entangle our mind within its mesh in a matter of no time and we start exhibiting delusions of grandeur, equating ourselves with God. This is the point when megalomania starts settling down with great ease within us, as it is well familiar with our susceptibility to it, and it is from here that our downfall begins.”
“Time and time again Mother Earth has allowed a special few, chosen individuals to walk the length and breadth of Her fascinating surface, tirelessly, leaving behind their footprints on the sands of time… that neither strong gusts of wind nor waves were able to erase- and hence, treasured and worshipped by people since eternity. These were ‘blessed’ souls – touched by God – endowed with divine intelligence and insight. It becomes mandatory for such ‘special’ individuals, in particular, who have been chosen by God- in recognition of their selfless sacrifice, true devotion- ‘sacchi bhakti’- unswerving determination to lead an honest life and opt for the path of goodness and integrity; and to those who have been bestowed with ‘special’ powers to heal and cure the sick and the dying- to remain humble, in a state of eternal gratefulness to The Almighty for selecting them and appointing them as His ‘Messengers‘. When such individuals take upon themselves the herculean task of guiding people, who are eager to quench their spiritual thirst- who derive great joy in showing correct directions to those on a spiritual quest- bring ‘true’ happiness in the lives of others by making them experience spiritual bliss- are respectfully and reverentially addressed as ‘gurus’, ‘sant’, ‘mahapurush‘ by their followers and others. It becomes all the more important for them to be cautious, not to get carried away by the power of ‘shakti’ that He has transferred in them, not to become proud and arrogant but to remember to remain indebted to God for giving him the rank of a ‘farishta’- an angel- to wipe tears of pain and suffering from the eyes of the unfortunate ones. At no point in time, irrespective of the heights of adulation to which his believers take him, on seeing him perform miracles in front of them, should a ‘guru’ start equating Himself with God and allow people to address him as ‘Bhagwaan’. Never! I repeat… Never should any of them misuse the ‘vidya’ that God has imparted to them.”
“The world has witnessed learned ‘gurus’, ‘sacche’ sant and ‘mahapurush’ and many of them have left behind a legacy of their wisdom- True knowledge acquired by them for the succeeding generations to study and imbibe. There should be no doubt that irrespective of the name that we give to God… ‘Bhagwaan’, ‘Parmatma’, ‘Nirakaar’… there is only one God! We can call Him by any name – but He is the Only One. There is no substitute for God. A ‘guru’ is not God. He can never be God. The powers vested in a ‘guru’ by His Maker should give him all the more reason to stay in a permanent state of divine consciousness – to spread the message and teachings of God with the single- minded purpose of helping other people attain self – realization. No worldly trappings should be of any relevance to him. No amount of wealth or material affluence should distract or deviate a ‘saccha’ sant from the path of simplicity and nobility that he has promised, to traverse throughout his life, to his Creator, as that is the only path that holds any meaning for him.”
“Our duty is to worship God, to offer prayers to Him, to be thankful to Him for His mercies, to pray that Bhagwaan gives us the strength to face the constantly changing colors of time and on the day chosen by Him- ‘Parmatma’ enables us to experience the divine glory of His majestic darshan and allows us to merge with Him…”
I express my gratitude to Almighty of His blessing in the form of True, Enlightened soul my dear Swamiji.
Thankful to almighty for blessing us with real Gurus🙏
बलिहारी गुरु आपके गोविंद दियो मिलाय |
An eye-opener message from Swamiji!
हमें अपनी सीमा में ही रहना चाहिऐ,सच से दूर नहीं भागना और न ही आडम्बर के आवरण में अपने को भगवान बता कर लोगों की आँखों में धूल झोंकना।
Thank you Swamiji
Absolutely divine 🙏🙏🙏🌹🌹Swamiji !!
Guru saakshaat parabrahma….when we want to see’ The Niraakar’ in blood and flesh then HE takes the form of ‘ Sadguru’. As our dear Swamiji said there comes a day when HE reveals Himself before us. We cannot meditate on Nirakaar Brahman. So to contemplate upon His name and form, HE comes in the form of sachcha Sant.
I bow my head on the lotus feet of Swamiji. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Aum Swami Shri Ajay Guru Devaya Namah.
Thank you Lord for blessing and gifting us Swamiji, who relentlesly works to guide us towards the path of wisdom. Jai Ajay Guru Devaya Namaha
“Time and time again Mother Earth has allowed a special few, chosen individuals to walk the length and breadth of Her fascinating surface, tirelessly, leaving behind their footprints on the sands of time… that neither strong gusts of wind nor waves were able to erase- and hence, treasured and worshipped by people since eternity. These were ‘blessed’ souls – touched by God – endowed with divine intelligence and insight.”
Swamiji says that a ‘guru’ is not God, He can never be God and that there is no substitute for God.
However when on reads Gurbani there are numerous times in Bani that directly state that there is, without question, no difference between Guru and God:
gur govi(n)dh guovi(n)dh guroo hai naanak bhedh na bhaiee ||4||1||8||
The Guru is God, and God is the Guru, O Nanak; there is no difference between the two, O
Siblings of Destiny. ||4||1||8||
(Raag Asa, Mehla 4, Ang 442)
A very enlightening message from Swamiji.
Jai Gurudev Swamiji 🙏🏻