Everyone aspires to
get rid of sorrow and enjoy happiness. In order to rise to the level of
Divine from the level of human, Satsanga is very essential. Life becomes
meaningless if one does not join Satsanga. What is the meaning of
Satsanga? Many are under the mistaken notion that Satsanga means joining
the company of devotees. 'Sat' symbolises the principle of Truth, which is
changeless in all the three periods of time. Man should constantly
contemplate on such eternal principle. What is the purpose of human birth?
It is not merely to eat, drink and make merry. Paropakarartham Idam
Sariram (human body is meant to serve others). Man should dedicate
himself to the service of society. God has endowed man with all powers.
Human body is bound by senses which are responsible for both good and
evil. Hence, it is the foremost duty of man to make proper use of the
senses. Lord Krishna taught the same to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita. One
who lacks sense control is worse than an animal. Even animals exercise
some control over their senses. But man, in spite of being endowed with
Vijnana, Sujnana and Prajnana, is not making any effort to
control his senses. Kama, Krodha, Lobha, Moha, Mada and Matsarya (desire,
anger, greed, infatuation, pride and jealousy) are bestial tendencies.
Today man is cultivating such animal tendencies and becoming an animal
himself. Man is neither a Mruga (animal) nor a Mrunmaya Swarupa (made of
inert matter). He is in fact Chinmaya and Chidananda Swarupa (embodiment
of consciousness and bliss). It is a matter of shame that such a human
being is cultivating animal qualities. Man should control his senses in
the first instance. They are, spiritual practices prescribed to control
Kirtanam (singing), Vishnusmaranam (contemplating on Vishnu), Padasevanam
(serving His Lotus Feet), Vandanam (salutation), Archanam (worship),
Dasyam (servitude), Sneham (friendship) and Atmanivedanam
These are the royal
paths to Divinity. Giving up such royal paths, man is conducting himself
like an animal in a forest. Firstly, he should get rid of his animal
qualities. Only then, can he rise to the level of the divine. You see,
hear and experience many things in this world. They are nothing but the
reflection, reaction and resound of your inner being. All that you see in
the outside world is actually a part of you. Consider this example. There
is someone who hates you. Actually it is the hatred in you that has taken
the form of hatred in him. In the same manner, adulation or denigration,
good or evil are reflections of your own self. Whatever you see in the
outside world, whatever you experience, be it pleasure or pain has in fact
come from within you. What is meant by Prapancha (world)? It is the
combination of Padartha (matter). Every object in this world is
transitory. How can such ephemeral objects give us everlasting bliss?
Truly speaking, man has no misery at all. You blame others for your
suffering and criticise them. It is your own bad thoughts that make you
suffer. This world is like an ocean consisting of the waves of Samyoga and
Viyoga (union and separation). Everything has emerged from you. There is
nothing superior to man in this world. Hence, it is said, Janthunam
narajanma durlabham (out of all the living beings, human birth is the
rarest). Man is the most sacred and highly reputed one among all beings in
the world. But being immersed in delusion, he is unable to realise his
true nature. There is neither good nor evil in this world. There are many
things that we see hear and experience. We think that it is the eyes that
see, ears that hear and mind that experiences. In fact, it is not so.
Everything is reflection, reaction and resound.
Embodiments of Love!
You are engaged in service, singing
Bhajans and undertaking various spiritual practices. What benefit have you
derived from these activities? When good feelings emerge from you, you get
rich rewards. After sowing a neem seed, you cannot expect a mango fruit.
As is the seed, so is the tree. Likewise, as is the feeling, so is the
result. Good and evil are based on your feelings. Hence, develop noble
thoughts and spread the message of love to the entire world. Cultivate the
feeling that all are brothers and sisters. Whom you consider as others are
not others in the strict sense of the term. They are your own. All are the
children of God. God is one. Society is the direct manifestation of God.
What is the difference between Jeevatwa (individual) and Daivatwa (God)?
Individual is Vyashti Swarupa and God is Samashti Swarupa. There can be no
branch without tree. There can be no child without mother. Fish cannot
survive without water. Similarly, individual cannot exist without God.
Both have an intimate and inseparable relationship. On this basis, Lord
Krishna declared in the Bhagavad Gita, Mamaivamsho jeevaloke jeevabhuta
sanathana (the eternal Atma in all beings is a part of My Being).
Embodiments of Love!
In this world, we see and hear about the dualities of
good and evil, merit and sin. What is the origin of all these? They
originate from man's Sankalpas and Vikalpas (resolutions and negations).
Good and evil are present in his mind, not in the world. When man
cultivates sacred thoughts, he will find sacredness all around.
Embodiments of Love!
The entire nature is suffused with power of
attraction. The world attracts one and all. This power of attraction
originates from the changeless and eternal principle of Truth, which is
the basis of creation. This is known as Transcendental Truth. It is
present in Trikalas, Trilokas and Trigunas (three periods of time, three
worlds and three attributes). It is only one and not two. Ekam sath
viprah bahudha vadanti (truth is one, but the wise refer to it by
various names). All that we see in this world is only this principle of
truth. Pashyannapicha na pashyati moodho (he is a fool who sees,
yet does not recognise the reality). What man sees in front of him is not
the world, but verily God. But, out of his ignorance, he fails to
understand this truth and tries to search for God in the external world.
All that you find before you are verily the forms of God. Though you see
God right before your eyes, you think you are yet to find Him. How foolish
it is! When you develop the firm faith that all are the embodiments of
God, you will certainly find Him in everyone.
tat sarvathokshi siromukham, Sarvata sruthimalloke sarvamavruthya
tishthati (with hands, feet, eyes, head, mouth and ears pervading
everything, He permeates the entire universe). There is nothing in this
world which is not the manifestation of God. What is the form of God?
Daivam manusha rupena (God manifests in human form). But man is
getting deluded by his physical form and considers himself to be a mere
mortal. All that we see is the form of God. He is the embodiment of bliss.
Nityanandam paramasukhadam kevalam jnana murtim (God is the
embodiment of eternal bliss. He is wisdom absolute, the One without a
second). The entire world is pervaded with bliss. There is no trace of
sorrow anywhere. But you may not agree with Me. You say, "Swami, you do
not see sorrow, but we see it everywhere." Whether you see or I see, there
is only bliss everywhere. As you think of only sorrow forgetting the
bliss, you find only sorrow. But I don't find sorrow anywhere. I see only
bliss, bliss and bliss alone. When we are the embodiments of Divinity, how
can we ever be afflicted with sorrow? You are afflicted with sorrow
because you don't realise the temporary nature of the world. Whatever you
see and experience is only the reflection of God. Do not criticise anyone,
for criticising others amounts to criticising God whom you worship.
Easwara sarva bhutanam (God is the indweller of all beings).
Isavasyam idam jagat (the entire universe is permeated with God).
be speculating about the events that are going to take place in the
forthcoming New Year (Ugadi). You think that the New Year would bring you
happiness or sorrow. The year may be new, but how does it matter if you do
not give up your old and mean habits? You aspire for good results, but are
you performing good deeds? You expect others to be good towards you, but
are you good towards them? If you act against the dictates of your
conscience, how can you expect to be happy? Your deeds should be in
accordance with your aspirations. Good deeds will certainly yield good
results. Today people are immersed in Adambara (pomposity). How can such
people attain Ananda?
lead a pompous life. Adambara is the root cause of Asanthi (restlessness).
Give up Adambara and strive to attain Ananda. True bliss cannot be
acquired from outside; it lies in your own heart. In fact, bliss pervades
the entire world. Your mental perversions are responsible for seeing evil
in it. Manah eva manushyanam karanam bandhamokshayo (mind alone is
responsible for both bondage and liberation of man). Hence, purify your
mind. Only then can you become a true human being. You cannot call
yourself a human being if your mind is polluted. Perform meritorious
deeds. Speak good words. Lead a sacred life. In this manner, you can find
fulfilment in life. There is nothing evil in this world. Whatever evil you
find is but a reflection of your own feelings. Everything around you is
your own reflection. If you point at something and say, it is evil, it
means that the evil in you is reflected outside. Never entertain evil
thoughts. Fill your mind with nectarous thoughts. Then your life will be
You do Bhajans and think that you are doing it in
order to please God. But God does not need anything. You do Bhajans for
your own happiness. Share your happiness with others. God is the
embodiment of bliss. Hence, He does not require anything from you. When He
is the embodiment of eternal happiness, what else is required for Him? He
is not interested in worldly and ephemeral happiness. When you do Bhajans,
your heart becomes purified. The worship and the Bhajans that you sing are
meant for your own happiness and not for the happiness of God.
Embodiments of Divine Atma!
It is enough if man
leads the life of a true Manava (human being); because there is Madhava
(God) in him. Unfortunately, man today is leading the life of a Danava
(demon). He is filled with demonic tendencies from top to toe. Such being
the case, how can he attain happiness? You should purify your heart,
experience bliss therein and share your happiness with those who come to
you. Sometimes evil qualities like anger, greed, jealousy, etc., may try
to overpower you. They are like passing clouds. Do not get carried away by
them. Hold on to the true and eternal feelings that originate in your
heart. People chant Lalitha Sahasranama, Vishnu Sahasranama, etc. No
benefit accrues from chanting any number of Sahasranamas if one lacks
purity of heart. You should fill your heart with the essence of all these
Sahasranamas. Truly speaking, heart is the centre of all virtues. But man
is not able to realise its sacredness. To be born as a human being is a
great blessing. One cannot describe in words the sacredness and the
sweetness of human life. Bear this truth in your mind and sanctify your
life. Satsangatwe Nissangatwam (good company leads to
detachment). You should join Satsanga. It does not mean joining the
company of those who perform noble deeds. 'Sat' is the changeless and
eternal divinity. It is the embodiment of Chidananda (everlasting bliss).
To be in the company of 'Sat' is true Satsanga, which will confer on you
You will certainly experience everlasting bliss
when you develop love. Love is Ananda and Ananda is Love. Your life will
be redeemed only when you develop love and experience bliss. You can
experience all types of happiness through love. It cannot be acquired from
outside nor can it be bought in the market. It originates from within.
When you buy a particular object in the market, you will develop love
towards it. But such love is temporary, imaginary and artificial. It is
not the love that originates in your heart. Love is changeless. Love is
God and God is Love. You may celebrate any number of festivals but they
cannot confer bliss on you unless you develop love. The bliss that you
derive from love is beyond all description. It is infinite.
is the difference between worldly love and divine love? The love you have
towards your friends and relatives is termed as Anuraga (attachment). This
cannot be called love at all. Divine love is related to the heart.
doubt, there is love in you. But you are not putting it to proper use. You
have to experience the true and eternal love, which develops
heart-to-heart relationship. Such divine love is all-powerful. It has no
limitations whatsoever. It attracts one and all. Today I want to tell you
something very significant. This body of Mine is filled with attraction
power from top to toe. It is the divine magnetic power. From Sivarathri
onwards it has been increasing day by day though it was present in Me
always. Worldly magnets attract only iron filings whereas this divine
magnet attracts the entire world. You are under the mistaken notion that
Swami is having pain in His legs and therefore He is unable to walk
comfortably. I have absolutely no pain whatsoever. If I put one foot
forward it is being pulled by the other as there is immense attraction
power in My feet. As you are aware, even the earth is endowed with
attraction power. It only attracts and does not cause any pain. Swami has
no pain at all. This attraction power in Me is increasing day by day.
Whatever I touch with My hand, gets stuck to it. Such magnetic power is
present in every man. God is present in the form of Hiranyagarbha in
everyone. Hence, He is extolled as Hiranyagarbhaya Namah (salutations to
the one with golden womb). Pure gold does not undergo any change. It
attracts everyone. You should not be under the mistaken notion that only
Swami has this attraction power and none else. In fact it is present in
you too. If you put it to proper use, it develops more and more.
never had any pain at all. I am walking around as usual. But, sometimes it
becomes difficult to lift the foot due to the earth's attraction power.
Therefore, I am walking slowly. Unable to understand this truth, you are
imagining that Swami has pain in His legs. Let Me reiterate that I have no
pain whatsoever. I have no suffering, no worries and no anxieties. I am
always blissful. There is nobody in this world who can come in the way of
My bliss. But because of your worldly feelings, you think otherwise. If
there is pain, one should think of a remedy. But when there is no pain,
where is the question of remedy? No pain and no remedy.
In this world, every
thing has to be under a certain limit. In the present situation, this body
cannot travel much. The power is growing day by day. I try to lift My
foot, but it is very difficult. Even if I use great force, it does not get
separated from the earth. It can be separated only through My Sankalpa. It
is very difficult to understand the principle of Divinity. No one can
understand the Divine Sankalpa. None can estimate the divine power. People
try to understand divinity on the basis of their own feelings and in the
process end up with wrong estimation. People throw stones at trees, which
are full of fruits. Similarly, the noble and the pious are subjected to a
lot of hardship in this world. Divinity cannot be understood.
The stories of the Lord are most wonderful and sacred in
all the three worlds. They are like sickles that cut the creepers of
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Embodiments of Love!
Follow the path of truth. That is the
ultimate goal of your life. Human birth is very sacred. It is not meant
merely to eat, drink and enjoy worldly pleasures. You may discharge your
worldly responsibilities. You may help others. You may look after your
family. But, this is not your goal of life. Love God. That is your
ultimate goal. There is no property greater than love. Only love can
redeem your life. So, develop love Bangaru!
I address you as
Bangaru (gold) because you are the embodiments of Hiranyagarbha. There are
a number of metals in your body, without which the body cannot exist. You
may seek clarification from a doctor or a scientist in this regard. The
magnetic power that is present in the entire world is present in your body
Some people do not understand the power of divine magnet.
They argue, "If there is attraction power in the 'magnet', why is it not
able to attract us?" How can a magnet attract an iron piece, which is full
of rust and dust? When the rust and dust are removed, the magnet will
attract the iron piece at once. Likewise, you should clean you mind of
impurities in order to be attracted by Divinity. You don't need to undergo
any physical strain for this. No spiritual practices are required. It is
enough if you cultivate love in your heart. Only through love can you
attain the principle of Transcendental Truth. You might have read various
books on Transcendental Truth. But nobody has really understood what it
means. It is the changeless and all-pervasive Atmic principle. Such sacred
love is available only with God.
You are going
to witness the divine glory of Swami unfolding in the days to come. He
will attract the whole world. There won't be place for people to stand
even. You can see it for yourself, what a great change has occurred during
the last one month! All are getting attracted to Swami. Love is very
This is not a disease. This does not cause any suffering
or unrest in Me. It cannot be cured with medicines. Love is the only
remedy for this. There are many people who are closely associated with
Swami for a number of years. Even they are unable to understand the truth.
What is the use of leading such a life? First of all, you should try to
understand Swami. Once you understand that this plate is made of silver,
you can estimate its value. But, nobody can estimate the value of
Divinity. No medicines can have any effect on Divinity. Love is the only
remedy. It should be associated with the eternal principle of truth. Such
love will spread to one and all. You are born only for the sake of love.
You cannot say that you don't need love. You have to attain Divinity
through love. This is the purpose of human birth. If you do not realise
this goal, what is the use of being born as a human being? Who is the
Creator? Could you have taken birth of your own accord? No. It is the Will
of God. He has given you the body. It should be sanctified in His service
and adoration. You should set an ideal to the world. Work for the peace
and happiness of all. Do unto others what you expect others to do unto
you. If you do not want suffering, try to alleviate the suffering of
others. Share your comforts and happiness with others. Pray for the
happiness of all.
Embodiments of Love!
In a matter of a few
days you will come to know. The divine glory will increase day-by-day
conferring on you joy and bliss. All the unrest will soon be eradicated
from the face of earth. Today we find acts of violence everywhere. But
whatever is happening, in a way, is for your own good. Everyone will
develop sacred feelings. All will enjoy the divine bliss. The entire
nation will enjoy peace and happiness soon. There will not be any
difficulties or suffering. You are fear-stricken thinking that there is
going to be suffering. In fact there is nothing like sorrow or suffering.
How can they ever afflict you? Always be happy and blissful. Conduct
yourselves as the embodiments of the divine Atma and enjoy divine bliss.
This is what I expect from you. Every individual should be happy. Every
child should be happy. Let no one shed tears of sorrow. Difficulties may
come, but they will ultimately lead to happiness. Very soon, everyone in
this world will lead ideal lives. Love cannot be acquired by force, it
should naturally originate from the Source. Force leads to fear. It will
make love diminish. Let divine feelings spring forth from you naturally.
Share your joy with others. Even to hold a small tumbler, there should be
unity among the five fingers. A single finger cannot do anything. In the
same manner, you can attain Divinity only through unity. God is Samashti
Swarupa. Individual cannot achieve anything by himself. He has originated
from God. So, he should become God.
Embodiments of Divine Atma!
Today I decided to address you all of a
sudden. May you develop love and lead a happy life! May you attain
divinity through love! There is divinity in every one of you. Make every
effort to manifest and experience the same. Once you realise your innate
divinity, you can see God everywhere. May you all attain peace and
happiness, work for the welfare and progress of the country. With these
words, I bring My Discourse to a close.
Bhagawan concluded His
Discourse with the Bhajan, "Sathyam Jnanam Anantham Brahma…"