Swamiji said …
” ‘Manushya apni nasamjhi mein, apni sansarik ‘ichchain’, ‘ashain’ aur ‘ummidon’ ko poora karna hi apne jivan ka lakshya samajhne ki bhool kar deta hai ! Aur uska zyadatar jivan inn ‘ichchaon’ ko paane main hi, nikal jaata hai !’
All that man needs is a whimsical desire, a fanciful wish and a distant dream to motivate him, drive him ; a challenge to keep him going and very often he doesn’t rest until he gives his desire a real, concrete and definite shape. So, he works with a willing heart and determination, pursuing his desires, which are mostly materialistic in nature, and very often succeeds in achieving them one at a time. Thus, ‘desire’ in itself is not bad as it teaches him quite a many lessons about self awareness.The world itself was born out of Brahma’s ‘desire’ to understand ‘Himself’. It is, however, falling in love with desire fulfilment; failing to understand where this chase of his never ending desires is taking him and seeking immediate gratification is the cause of man’s undoing.”
“We all desire something or the other. While we all are a part of the same ‘परमात्मा’, our past ‘karma’ and the physical bodies that we inhabit make us different people with different desires. Many of us desire wealth; some desire physical beauty; some academic excellence, while others desire power and status. There is nothing wrong in desiring any of these. However, our purpose on earth – our ‘कर्म भूमि’ – is not just to fulfil these desires. Such a life would be a waste, if it kept us away from realising its true purpose; the desire to attain self – realization by treading on the spiritual path; the Right path.”
” Our desires are unending. They keep tugging the mind in all directions.There can be no peace if one pays heed to them all the time. The desire to be wealthy is not a sin. Money is required during one’s old age and for the well being of one’s family. But this desire must not seize control of one’s being. The tendency to accumulate personal wealth is strong amongst most of us.The relentless pursuit for wealth blinds us to the social miseries around us and turns us into insensitive human beings. It is obvious that we have been snared in the “माया जाल” of money and gold.”
” While living a life in the thick darkness of desires, we must pause for a moment ; correct ourselves and ensure that we find time to take a few steps in the direction towards the brightness of the ‘divine’ light regularly. We should often contemplate about the real cost at which we are achieving our desires? What are we gaining by making our desires the end all of our lives? What are we losing by embarking on this wild goose chase ? Have we deviated from a simple, easy life in which we used to remember God unfailingly ? ‘Hum apni ‘ichcha’ poorti kar ke kya achche insaan ban pa rahe hain?’ ‘Ishwar’ ke aur sameep ja pa rahe hain kya? These questions need to be answered honestly by us.Time can only keep a constant vigil and await the final outcome silently.”
” ‘Hummey yeh baat yaad rakhni chahiye ki jitni ‘zyaada’ humari ‘ichchayen’ poori hoti hain, hum utne zyaada hi ‘ Bhagwan’ se dur hote jaate hain , aur jitni kum ‘ichchayen’ poori hoti hain , hum utna hi ‘Bhagwan’ ke kareeb jaate hain !”
” The all seeing, all pervading ‘Paramatma’ has His own unique way of taking care of each one of us and He does so, in a manner, best known only to Him. Since, ‘He’ is The One, who has created us, He knows us in and out. Thus, in Him, rests the power of ‘judging’ us. And, He, in His unprejudiced, divine manner judges us and awards us with a verdict…fair and just…which may, or, may not be to our liking. The choice is totally His whether He allows us proximity to Him ; or prefers to keep us at an arm’s distance from ‘Him’. Only ‘He’ enjoys the exclusive privilege of taking the final call, judge us accordingly, and , decide whether the bond between Him and us should be strong or fragile. It is possible that our Master could pick a few among us, fulfill our desires, and give us in plentiful. He might do so deliberately, solely, to judge us. He knows that in all probability we will most likely forget Him, as well as the blessings that He had showered on us, the minute we are inundated with wealth and riches. At the same time, God doesn’t bestow much on a few people; and keeps their desires unfulfilled, on purpose, so that being in a state of want, they remember Him constantly, beseech Him to listen to their voice, as they pray and appeal to Him. He does so, because He wants them to take His name and establish an unbreakable bond with Him. Such are God’s unfathomable ways of judging us. In which ‘category’ would we like to see ourselves is something that we need to answer ourselves !”
” The exercise of fulfilling our desires is like a double edged sword. We must, thus, pause to reflect and ask ourselves – ‘Why is it that our mind seeks certain things? Will the new jewellery, latest watch or smartphone really make a difference to our lives?’ Instead of spending hours on end, trying to make money to obtain these objects, will not our time be better served in pursuit of a higher goal of meditation, ‘sadhna’ and ‘dhyan’ ?”
” A day must dawn…’Jis din hum apni ‘ichchaon’ ka antt kar sakte hain ! Jab humare andar siwai ‘ Ishwar’ ke darshan karne ki ichcha ke alawa koi aur ichcha jagrat hi nahi hogi ! Aisi nek aur pavitra ichcha avashya poori hoti hai!’ Believe me, if we try sincerely, we will reach that point in time, when we will harbour only one desire within us – the desire to meet God. All other desires must be ignored and cast aside, before it is too late, as no amount of money ; no amount of power ; no position in society can ever substantiate for the true happiness that is felt on developing a direct connection with God and ‘guru’. Life is short and will end soon, with us regretting too little too late in life, for letting our desires overwhelm us ; for making us feel dissatisfied and unfulfilled; sad and forlorn on seeing the gateway to God’s abode close on seeing us.”
Desires are good as long as they propel us and keep is prayful to God. Let our worldly desires not overtake the underlying desire to realise God.
Jao Gurudev 🙏
Jai Swami Ajay Guru Devaya Namaha..
Om Swami Ajay Gurudevay namah🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Pranaam Gurudev 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Pranam Swamyji 🙏
Jai Gurudev, desires should be limited, ultimate desire was to remin in lotus feet of Gurudev.
Desires, the real devils… Overcome them! We will one day, with your grace Swamiji 🙏
जब मन इच्छाओं में आसक्त हो जाता है तो बुद्धि और विवेक का क्षय हो जाता है कारण कि अगर इच्छाओं की पूर्ति हो जाती है तो लोभ बढ़ जाता है और यदि इच्छाओं की पूर्ति नहीं होती तो क्रोध का जन्म हो जाता है।
स्वामी जी के चरणों में नमन है।
Thank you swamiji for your guidance. Grateful as always.
Jai Gurudevo Namaha, you have always enlightened us and guided us to lead a life full of giving love and show compassion .
I thank you for making me close to you and the Parmatman.
Desire can take hold of your life, and dominate it to such an extent, that nothing else seems important, except the object of desire. Until what is desired is attained, the person is unable to think of anything else.
There is a Sanskrit verse, which begins with the line ‘adarsane darsana mAtra kAma’, which means that something not seen, when seen for the first time, becomes a desired object.
When a person ardently desirous of attaining something finds hurdles in his path, he may not even hesitate to use unfair or even wicked means to clear the obstacles in his path. Having taken possession of what he desired and having enjoyed it, his sense of possession becomes stronger. Desire is a trap from which we cannot come out easily, said Kidambi Narayanan, in a discourse.
In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna says that our desires depend on the company we keep, for bad company can lead us astray. But even those who have controlled their senses, can fall prey to desire, if they are not careful. That is what happened in the case of Jatabharata.
He was doing penance on the banks of a river, when a deer frightened by the roar of a lion, plunged into the river, gave birth and died. The sage took pity on the fawn, and rescued it. It was only proper that he should save it. But he went beyond that. He could have handed it over to someone who would have cared for it. Instead, he became so fond of the deer, that he took it to his ashram. He spent every moment of his time thinking about the deer, and died not with thoughts of God, but with thoughts of his deer.
So all his penance did not help him conquer attachment to a deer. Control of the mind is not easy, and even when achieved, it can be lost. That is the moral of Jatabharata’s story.
Om Gurudevo Namaha.
There is no limit to desires. They multiply like ants in anthill. There is no sense of satisfaction however much one may possess or enjoy.
The richest person is the one who has much satisfaction.
Our Swamiji was the living example of tayag. His life is a great message for all of us.
To achieve the highest,we must put ceiling on desires.
Thank you Swamiji for your guiding us.
Swamiji is telling us that if our want or desire are not fulfilled then there is purpose of it . We should not get disheartened but that time we should try to create a bond with God,or we can say that God do it purposely so we can go close to him.At the end what matters is our relationship with God , rest all things we will leave here. Swamiji is saying that we for living a life money or materialistic things are important but at that same time we should not forget to create a bond with God because that is the only thing that will last forever.
Thank you Swamiji for always guiding us and helping us to create a better bond with almighty God.
Om swami Ajay Gurudevay namah🙏🙏