“Apni ‘bhavna’ ko shudh rakho”

Swamiji says…

“Man’s actions, creations and deeds are borne of his emotions.The nature of one’s emotions is reflected clearly in one’s body language, expressions and every gesture made by him, each of which vary, from one moment to another. So, in the end, it is the purity of our ‘bhavna’, the ‘intent’ of our mind, the ‘character’ of our emotions that defines us, not only, during our lifetime, but also, which determines the legacy that we leave behind.”

‘Apni bhavna ko shudh rakho! Kamal keechad mein khilta hai! ” A lotus blooms in swamp and is a vision to behold, as its beauty provides joy to all. It retains its uniqueness, unmindful of the polluted environment in which it grows and finds a place most divine to adorn – the Feet of God and ‘guru’. Nature tries to impress upon man, in a subtle manner, that we should remain unaffected by our external environment ; the family, circumstances and conditions in which we take birth and are raised ; the people around us; as it not only these factors that finally determine what we will evolve into, as we progress in life; but it is also our ‘internal’ being i.e. ‘humari bhavna’ … our emotions, sentiments and the nature of our perspective towards life and others, that gives shape to what we do and achieve in life !”

“It is thus important to maintain purity in our ‘bhavna’ – ‘Apni bhavnaon mein shudhata lao, prem, sadbhavna lao !’ Emotions of love, genuine concern and sympathy should rule over us; as good, pure emotions are seeds that bear fruits of a happy, successful and contented life.”

” Pious, pure and positive emotions are palpable and always felt by whosoever we come in contact with. Remember, every emotion that we hold within us is evident to people. Try as much as we would like to refute, but our vibes speak louder than our words. The aura that we radiate conveys the quality of our emotions.The Great Masters of old taught people to live a life of compassion, consideration and concern for others, emotions that have influenced and motivated mankind more, than the contribution of some great emperors, who had come before and after them.”

“Do we see happiness only where there is wealth?”
“Do we see happiness only where there is health?”
“Our happiness is only and only a function and manifestation of our emotions.The less aggressive, disturbed and agitated they are, the better it is for us. ‘Agar ‘bhavna’ maili hai toh, mahal bhi khandar lagta hai ! ‘Bhavnaein’ irshya ki, nafrat ki aur superiority ki …’ can only make one feel trapped and caged, and he must find an escape from such misleading, negative emotions at the earliest.”

“The process of purifying one’s emotions can be set in motion, by trying to keep a watchful eye, on the kind of emotions we carry within ourselves. We must be mindful of the moments when we let angry, violent or impure emotions run loose,and, must question ourselves as to why such emotions rise within us, and, look to fix the root cause. There are numerous occasions where we rejoice in the misery of others, get angry and frustrated at seeing others succeed, and, wish harm upon others. It is at such times that we must check ourselves, and, let go of such worthless emotions, as the perils of harbouring such emotions will only harm us.”

“After all is not a murderer consumed with ghastly, gory and violence filled emotions before he commits a gruesome murder ! ‘Kya uss ne aisa paap kar ne se pehle, ek kshann ke liye bhi shaant ‘chit’ se yeh socha, ki woh kya karne jaa raha hai!” And does not a thief’s lust and longing for the wealth of others lead him to thievery ? Had they considered the ensuing consequences of their momentary lapse of judgment, they might not have succumbed to the evil temptation! Why can’t we douse the fiery emotions of negativity, impurity and hatred with emotions of empathy, love and peace, so that those around us feel wanted, loved and cared for?”

“Shouldn’t we rather have an approach ; calm … ‘vinamra’, ‘shant bhavna’ ko utpann karne wala aur doosron tak apne mann ki shanti ki bhavna ko pahuchanewala !’ – thereby making others too feel calm and reassured with our presence; one that is at peace with itself; undemanding, unassuming, and radiates happiness and joy. “

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    1. A beautiful thought for today!!!
      External factors like family background , bachpan ki parvarish etc are not in our control. But internal factor like BHAVNA is definitely in our control.
      Do let’s concentrate on our bhavna and make our life worth while.
      Jai Gurudev.

  1. “Blessed are the pure in heart :for they shall see God.”
    Lord Sri Krishna in Geetha says: ‘ The yogi who has completely calmed the mind and controlled the passions and freed them from all impurities, and who is one with Spirit-verily, he has attained supreme blessedness.
    The yogi, free from all impurities, ceaselessly engaging the Self thus in the activity of yoga (divine union), readily attains the blessedness of continuous emergence in Spirit. ‘
    What else can we expect? As our dear Swamiji said …shudh mann se bhakthi karke usse paane ki prayatn karenge.

  2. When our Gurudev can love us unconditionally and ignore our shortcomings , why can’t we we have the same BHAVNA for the people around us.
    If we develop such attitude and such bhavna , then definitely our lives will change for the better.
    Jai Gurudev

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