My heart gets filled with immense love for such householders
who are really struggling to traverse on spiritual path
to lead a life of an honest seeker.
It’s a different issue how much success has been achieved by them
in attempting to lead the requirements of a metaphysical life
maintaining the norms of present situations they are already put in
but atleast deserve for earning the sacred and pious divine impulses
which encourage them to take refuge in really enlightened masters
which are rarely found around the globe.
Within this human body,
in its mind and heart-the innermost seats of thought and feeling-there have always dwelt
the two distinct, primordial tendencies-the divine and the devilish.
The sphere-the battlefield-is only one, the physical body,
but the impulses that wage constant war against each other on it are two.
While one of them tempts man to regard nature as real
thus effects his degradation to birth in lower forms,
the other convinces him of the reality and all-pervading domination of the Supreme Being
so provides access to him.
When the seeker takes refuge in a sage who has perceived the essence,
there is a gradual but steady ascent of virtuous impulses on the one hand while,
on the other, there is a decline and then the final destruction of evil impulses.
When there remains no malady and the mind is perfectly restrained,
even the restrained mind at last ceases to be
there is no longer any need of even the treasure of divinity.
This is the syllabus of the whole journey.
During this journey, what I have been experiencing that leading a normal householder life is almost
like to carry a heavy stone on back while living in ignorance
under umbrella of fake pleasures and getting crushed in birth and death cycles
knowingly or unknowingly for indefinite period.
And those who are leading honest metaphysical life
struggling for attainment of ultimate bliss have the burden of heavy stone on chest
while maintaining the strict spiritual disciplines with best possible purity of mind and senses
during walking the divine path though mange to reach to final destination at every cost
if the real spiritual journey has been initiated
under guidance of an accomplished and totally enlightened master.
But the householders who are unfortunately still trapped
somewhere in between the above two mentioned stages
struggling for Self Realization in guidance of accomplished Guru, have to carry
the burden of heavy stones on back as well chest both at a time
traverse the path with heavy heart in hands,
with the help of divine impulses earned through intense devotion, dedication and possible surrender.
Great struggle……really a great struggle.
It is the compassion of enlightened sages
divine grace which enable such householders
to win this difficult situation and finally to come out for final victory.
The spiritual journey is certainly tough but never complicated if not miscalculated or misinterpreted.
Teaches most revered Gurudev:
“Believe that adoration of the Supreme Spirit has commenced when,
even while one is leading the life of a householder,
there are signs of weariness and tears,
and sentiment so powerful that it chokes the throat.”
Manifold strands are entwined in love: of dharm, precept,
restraint, pious association, and sentiment.