‘Buddhi se bada koi ‘astra’ aur ‘shastra’ nahi hai …’

Swamiji says ….

” The word ‘buddhi’ can have different meanings and connotations in different settings.While a student or scholar would gauge ‘buddhi’ as academic intelligence or brain power or intellectual ability; a ‘fakir’, a ‘sadhu’ or an aspirant on the spiritual path could define ‘buddhi’, after considering it in broader terms, as ‘the mind’s ability to interpret the world around him’ ; ‘the ability to make logical and sound judgements unclouded by emotion and ego’. Our ‘buddhi’ is a window which allows us to gain knowledge about subjects and matters that interest us and encourages us to use ‘it’ in the most conducive and productive manner.”

“Thus, ‘buddhi’, in short, is the power of the mind to know the distinction between right and wrong, true and false; solve problems and come to logical conclusions. ‘It’ is something that we are born with and thereafter it is up to us whether we use it to its full potential or feel too lazy to use it ! Our ‘buddhi’ responds to our interests and choices.Some might crunch numbers better than others.Some might read and write better than others. Aim should be…’ ‘Buddhi’ ka sahi upyog karna!”

” The degree of success scaled or failure faced by us is related to the way in which we use our ‘buddhi’, as it decides and determines what we make of our lives. ‘ Humari ‘ buddhi’ hi hum se ‘karm’ karwati hai !Agar humare paas ‘budhi’ nahi hoti toh hum ‘karmheen’ ho jaate ! ‘Karm’ ke bina jivan jina asambhav hai !”

” Society often measures a person through the prism of money and wealth and accords him a reverential status purely due to the monetary strength that he has acquired. Although this is a poor parameter to judge a person on, the fact that, that person’s ‘buddhi’ had made him ‘see’ the right opportunities and ‘act’ on them to create and manage wealth cannot be taken away from him.
Even a person lucky enough to be born into money, can either multiply it by using his ‘buddhi’ to invest it wisely for his personal and professional development or waste it by splurging it on drinking, gambling and frivolous purchases – a sure sign of his ‘brashtha buddhi’ i.e. a mind that is out of control and blinded by greed, anger and lust.”

“Thus, the most powerful weapon that we possess to wield in the fight against ‘maya’ ; against the dark forces and our ‘chanchal mann’ aur ‘ahankaar’ that detract us from our physical and spiritual goals, is our ‘buddhi’. Be it a physically endowed wrestler or a gifted chess player, both have to ‘strategise’ to win their respective matches. Neither can become a world champion through sheer force or by simply relying on their intelligence. Both need to ‘observe’ the methods used by their opponents’, ‘prepare’ a training schedule and then follow it to the dot. Only then can they achieve success, assisted by their ‘buddhi’. And, while we all want to be ‘intelligent’ enough to do well in the physical world, the importance of ‘buddhi’ is paramount for attaining spiritual bliss!”

“The comparison between the intellect of Ravan and Shri Hanuman explains this best. Ravan was one of the greatest intellects of his time, as signified by his portrayal as a ten-headed king.
Using his intellect and knowledge of the Vedas, he was able to change his fortunes from being a Brahmin’s son, who used to live in an ‘ashram’ – into becoming the ‘King of the Golden Lanka’. Yet, can we say he had ‘subuddhi’? Wasn’t the kidnapping of Ma Sita an act of one ‘Jisski ‘buddhi’ brashtha ho gayee thi?’ The sacred knowledge that he had possessed in abundance seemed to have deserted him aur ‘uski ‘ahankaar’ se bhari buddhi ne …’ blinded him completely to goodness around him to such an extent that he was unable to see the Divinity of God in ‘Shri Ram’, who stood across him in the battlefield? If Ravan had used his ‘buddhi’ he could have avoided meeting his end in a war waged only to satiate his ego.”

” Shri Hanuman, on the other hand, was born a king’s son and could himself have become king.He, too, had gained the knowledge of the ‘Vedas’ and was strong enough to bring the world to His feet. Yet, his ‘buddhi’ showed him that true spiritual bliss could be achieved only by being a ‘true servant’ of Lord Ram.”

” Our ‘buddhi’ ; the intellect, is the finest instrument that lies within our being; ‘subtle’, yet most spread and active. ‘Buddhi’ also empowers us with the ability to understand the routine,and, discover the route needed for our spiritual upliftment…to open our ‘spiritual eye.’ It is our ‘buddhi’ that reminds us of its existence within us by providing us with solutions in the most trying circumstances; guides us to take the right step when plagued with doubts,and, instills the much needed faith in us to not despair, but ,to move ahead by using ‘it’ sensibly…’ek ‘buddhimaan’ Insaan ki tarah !”

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  1. What we become in life solely depends upon how we use our Budhi.
    By the use /misuse of this Budhi, we can eitherbecome rich , powerful , strong or we can lose all this.
    Thanks Guru dev for this practical guidance

  2. Swami ji ko Pranab aur Charan sparsh,
    Thanks a lot for your great message and fine explanation of mind/ buddhi . It is very inspirational and very useful for all of us

  3. Thank you Guruji for inspiring us with such a beautiful message along with the values.🙏🙏

  4. Swamiji ki Jai ho.
    Each message is icon of different stages of lifetime. True and inspirational.
    Gratitude Gurudev.

  5. Om Gurudevo Namaha. Thank you swamiji for such an enlightening message .It is very important to use our mind in the correct direction. Our mind is governed by our thoughts,the kind of food we eat , by our emotions ,the way we think and lastly by our notions. So it is wise to be occupied and do something of our interest and potential as it gives us sense of happiness of achieving our goal.Throughout my life I have learnt to do things which has always given me pleasure like doing sewa,karma,teaching children,chanting,simran and studying good books which has given rise to confidence which in gives rise to happiness and sense of self accomplishment.My gratitude to Swamiji for training my brain in such a beautiful manner. On the other hand when you don’t do or get things of your wish it leads to unhappiness, confusion,lost, lack of confidence, over thinking,which gives rise to lot of negative factors .As truly said “Vinash kaley viprit buddhi”Appropriately stands for Ravan.As Swamiji mentioned. Where as Hanumanji did what he felt like doing being a son of the King.As I perceive do things which are good in karma and gives us satisfaction without seeing our status .let’s all try to use our brains in right directions with Swamijis grace and attain the state of a Buddha.

    Guru kripa. Swamiji apni daya drishti baney rakhna.

  6. Our mind remains mostly disturbed and preoccupied with some problem or the other. Equanimity of mind should be cultivated by practicing control of the mind, the body and the senses through inner discipline and detachment. “Buddhi” is the intelligence that exists in all of us. It gives us the power to discriminate. A man of lesser budhi is constantly driven by the senses and the desire for sense objects. He thereby remains in a constant state of turmoil and sorrow arising out of union and disunion with the sense objects. We should overcome this weakness of the mind and achieve the state of equanimity so that we can remain alike in pleasure and pain, gain and loss, victory and defeat and thereby remain free from the bondage of all actions. We are soo fortunate to have our dear Swamiji with us to guide us in the right path.
    Thank you Swamiji for everything.

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