Swamiji’s Sandesh…

” Our physical being means the world to us. In fact it means everything to us and , thus , we remain engaged with it all our lives, coping with a desire to maintain a young appearance. Perhaps, we are unable to accept the natural progression of age in our appearance when we look at ourselves in the mirror. The heartache on seeing oneself transform from an energetic youngster into a wrinkled, frail elderly frame proves to be the undoing for many. They find it very hard to accept that age is finally catching up with them. We accept the changes that take place in our lifestyle, change in taste, new relationships , but , a look in the mirror and the appearance of a few creased lines, dark circles under tired eyes and grey strands of hair are enough to send us scurrying for desperate beautification measures. Why are we unable to accept the fact that similar to the manner in which nature witnesses changing climates, our physical bodies too, have to change with the continuous aging process. Every living thing is prone to deacay , disease and ageing. Sooner or later all of us will witness these physical changes during the lifespan that God allows us to live. But what we must strive to do is…’जीवन में निरंतर सक्रिय रहो और अपने कर्तव्य का पालन करो।…’ “

” Our aging process should not give us an excuse to become lethargic, inactive and dependent on others unless and until we have a valid, plausible reason to do so. Do not forget the fate of unused iron. It tends to rust and is of no use to anyone. Stagnant water turns into a dirty puddle if it fails to find a new direction of flow. A brain that is not utilised to think , to analyse, to remain involved in some activity or the other will very soon forget the role it is supposed to perform and its inactivity can make it dull and slow. The elders at home must make an attempt to change with the changing times and let the younger lot know that they are around to give them their support and advice as and when needed. The children on their part must understand the health issues that come along with old age, treat their parents with love and respect and encourage them to be active participants in decision making and other family affairs. Make them feel ‘useful’, rather than branding them ‘ useless.’ After all, the children too will grow old one day.”

” Do not think for a minute that since I am your ‘guru’ , I will remain unaffected by old age. As I age , I , too will not remain the same. My physical being too will perish one day. But, what I do know is that since …” मै इस संसार मे एक सीमित समय के लिए आया हूं और तुम सब का गुरू होने के नाते मेरा कर्तव्य है कि मै अपने भक्तों को सम्पूर्ण सत्य का ज्ञान दूं, अपने संदेश दूं और किसी को दरबार से खाली हाथ नही भेजूं ! मेरा जो कर्तव्य है वह मै जरूर करूंगा …चाहे वह एक भक्त सुने या दो भक्त, चाहे वह मेरे शब्दों को अपनायें या ना अपनायें।”

” And, in a similar manner, I would like to see my devotees carry out all their duties in the best possible manner ; responsibly , lovingly and caringly – without questioning, complaining and holding any bitterness. Acceptance of ‘all’ that comes your way – a windfall or tragedy, a loss or a gain , purely due to ‘His’ will, will make you place yourself in ‘His’ loving care with implicit faith. Deep rooted belief in Divine will, will help you greatly in playing all the roles and fulfilling all the duties that ‘He’ wants you to fulfil in this lifetime with a happy frame of mind. None of you should shy away from stepping forward and taking responsibility for the work, the duty and task that you know deep within you has been allotted to you by ‘Him’ for your family, friends and society. Feel for those who are not as fortunate as you. You need to rise above your personal selfish requirements and relate with the suffering of those who are affected by strife, calamities and epidemics. The misconception that rules your mind that only the poor die is cleared only when you face death yourself. So, take it upon yourself to contribute in whichever way you can and make your presence felt, be it in the smallest measure.”

” All my devotees , irrespective of their age, should remember that …’ अच्छे ‘कर्तव्य’ karne वाले लोगों को हमेशा याद किया जाता है, मन मे भी शब्दों में भी और जीवन में भी …”

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  1. We have to behave like a flowing water and not like a stagnant water.
    Flowing water stays clean and sweet whereas ocean water is stagnant and salty.
    Swami ji also used to say ” bandha ghora 1 lakh ka aur khula ghora has no value” It means we have to be busy and productive as long as our physical faculties allow us.
    Jai Gurudev

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