person struggles through
live. For some the trials are
overpowering, for others a bored
status quo prevails,and
for a minority mountains are
pounded to dust in
the search for meaning and joy.
Within the invisible depths of
each soul there is a yearning.
A need to know Why?.
Why do we live?,
Why do we experience problems?,
Why are we travellers on the
journey of life?.
In the search for answers to
their uncertainties many turn to
the God-realised Saint.
On The Journey Of Life
Of The Faith...
For thousands of years in Indian culture there has been the tradition
of surrendering ones self to the guru. Even in todays
modern society the tradition still lives. One can see young graduates
renouncing the world to became sadhus for a place at Swamishris
feet. To them he is everything. Through his teachings and inspirations
they become the next generation of knights, albeit gentle, of the
faith, defending and sustaining the ancient culture and spirituallity
of India against the evils of todays materialistic society.
Prayer : Please shower your grace upon us so that we can remain
stable in honour and insult.
Swamishri : That will happen automatically if we bear such words
in mind. If we can tolerate someone insulting us or swearing at
us, we wont have any problems. Then by constantly tolerating
we will feel honour and insult as the same. But if we get angry
and confront them, then its all over. Just as we feel good
when someone praises us, we should feel just as good when we are
insulted. Stability in honour and insult is the ability to still
have love for our aggressor.
Sadhu : But when someone insults us we are expected to stand up
to him. Or else we look weak.
Swamishri : The abuser is the weak one. We should just tolerate.
The thought that I am so popular and Ive been made to
look weak only comes to mind because we feel that we are the
body. But we are the atma. How does tolerating make us weak? We
should be optimistic like Tukaram, then it all becomes irrelevant.
Everyone asks us, watch over us...here, Im watching,
(looking at Brahmaseva Swami) but its not as simple as that.
It only happens when we surrender our minds to him and obey his
commands without questioning him or harbouring the slightest doubt.
But we immediately raise questions in our mind. If we dont
doubt God and His Saint even when they condemn our ideas, then theyll
watch over us.
(26 October 1989, Gondal)