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In this Satsang, Ma emphasizes the need for perceiving divinity in every aspect of existence. One must recognize God's presence in both positive and negative experiences. By attributing every challenge and happiness to God, the mind should remain untroubled. Everlasting contentment and peace is attainable only through constant awareness of God/ Self.
The conversation between King Nimi and Navayogis is further explored to illustrate the heights the mind can be led to. Yogi Prabuddha says that a seeker must dedicate all his actions to the Supreme. A seeker has to constantly remind himself that God has given us everything—our body, our limbs, ability to work, the strength of the intelligence. The Sadhaka needs to internalize the fact that nothing truly belongs to him, everything is given by God. This leads to humility and detachment.
In Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna says, ‘'Mat Karma Krt' –work exclusively for My (God's) sake, acknowledging God's control over all actions and outcomes. All texts encourage constant remembrance of God and acknowledgement of the fact that everything belongs to God. This helps in eliminating ego and possessiveness and inculcates humility. By considering God as Supreme and doing all actions to please Him, stress and tension dissipate.
Ma concludes by urging seekers to assess their own attitude and to transform daily activities into acts of devotion, by doing everything with the sole intention of pleasing God. By this one will be filled with lightness and fearlessness.
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Narayanashrama Tapovanam, an Ashram located in Thrissur, Kerala, embodies the unique tradition of Guru-shishya Parampara, disseminating Brahmavidya (Science of Self-knowledge) through regular classes, satsangs, and above all, through learning in the association of a realized spiritual master.
Those days, there were many rats staying in various pockets of the tiled roof. My room had a very low ceiling and I could even touch the roof tiles. At night, I would see big, big rats running around just near me.
I got back to my daily chores, but the scene remained in my mind – the old man’s wrinkled face, his gleaming eyes, the contentment he enjoyed, his refusal to accept more than ‘his minimum needs’! How many of us can take such a stand?
Bhakti is not so much in the worship with flowers, garlands, lamps or incense sticks. Neither it is in chanting His names and praises. It is verily in living and acting according to the wish of the Lord, pleasing Him, imbibing qualities and attitudes that He wants us to imbibe.