A sadhak after years of sadhana was getting disappointed due to little spiritual growth. She said,
I was disappointed with not growing spiritually the way I expected to. My behavior towards others was not getting much better either. I could not too dhyan too well .. at the time of meditation my thoughts about the world were becoming stronger and stronger.
Somehow, I kept reciting Amritvani daily, little jap and simran, and with Ram Kripa (God’s Grace) I, once again got interested in doing sadhana with a new attitude. I owe this to my beloved Gurujans who have sowed the seeds of Ram Nam in my innermost being and they have finally begun to sprout. I will encourage everyone to never, never give up the sadhana no matter what happens.
Once Pujya Dr. Vishwamitter Ji Maharaj had said in his pravachan that:
Parmatma Kripa, Guru Kripa, and Granth Kripa is upon, what is missing is mun kripa (mind’s grace) and that is required.
Let us keep on practicing putting our mind towards our spiritual practice and stay closely in touch with our Gurujans in our meditation, by listening to their pravachans, dhuns, and viewing their beautiful and blissful photos.
Shree Ram Chandra is called Maryada Purshottam. He is the best role model there is to emulate even though it is not easy, on the other hand it is extremely difficult to be like Him. Yet we must move towards that by constantly being vigilant over our mind and senses. They can be our downfall.
As our loving gurujans suggest that we need to be eating less, talking less, sleeping less, and have less sensual enjoyment – that is the place to start. One by one by can do this in reducing it a little bit daily.
Bhagwad Gita gives the same message that meditation is not for those who do eat a lot and who do starve themselves, the ones who do sleep a lot and who do not sleep at all, etc.
Now the question we must ask ourselves, “where do I need to start or what area do I need more discipline?”
This answer will definitely guide you on your spiritual journey.
With Ram Kripa and Guru Kripa, and a little effort on your part of Amritvani paath, Jap-simran, Dhyan, and some selfless service , you will blossom into your divinity.
We must have faith in Ram Naam and our Gurujans. We realize that Ram Kripa and Guru Kripa is always with us but not how much and how our life has changed due to that .
Never lose hope, we will receive significant spiritual benefits from our practice. Swamiji Maharaj has mentioned that many times in Bhakti Prakash. If we simply look around other sadhaks life and examine our own life we will find what has changed and many other seeds are waiting to be sprouted.
We must keep on moving forward in our devotion to God inspite of our weakness, our sins, and our repeated mistakes.
Q. How to do that? The question comes to our mind, how to do that when we have so many weaknesses and we keep on making same mistakes over and over.
A. According to our beloved Pujya Maharajji is to ask Lord Ram to forgive all our sins until now (Kshma Karo mere Ram Raghunath, Ab Tak ke Saare Apraadh – dhun sung by him in USA Open Satsang). He adds in his pravachan elsewhere: Another way is to again and again go sit at the feet of loving devotees (Sant Mahatmas – our Gurujans are definitely them) and lose yourself in their devotion and love of God. We are surely to come back with a positive difference and move forward in our devotion and in our life with Guru Kripa.
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Mahatma Gandhiji and PremJi Maharaj not only share the same birthday (October 2nd) – both of them were devotees of Lord Ram. So many of Sant Mahatmas like them must have bhavana, attitude and feelings such as ” Rome Rome Shree Ram Pukare ..,” that most of us can’t even imagine.
Hum par bhi aisi kripa karo mere Ram. Hamara rome rome bhi Shree Ram Pukare ..aisi kripa karo mere Ram. (Bless me Lord Ram so that every atom of my being calls for Shree Ram.. yearns for Shree Ram).
Our Gurujans tell us that for this to happen we must do our practice consistently and also attend Satsangs (where Sant Mahatmas and true devotees are present). We need to and must go again and again and learn from Sant Mahatmas how they lead a life of selfless service, express love and devotion to God, and impart knowledge in spiritual discourses, etc.
According to Shree Swamiji Maharaj, Mahatma Gandhiji used to recite Sthitpragya Ke Lakshan (Shreemad Bhagvad Gita – second chapter) with heart at both times of his daily prayers.
We can learn from the lives of Mahatma Gandhiji and our Gurujans by following their advice and may be one day with Ram Kripa we will also be blessed with similar bhavana and bhakti.
May the following dhun sung by Maharajji evoke similar devotional feelings in us.
VIDEO CLIP – Rome Rome Shree Ram Pukare
Har kaam se pehle aur har kaam ke baad,
mein japoo tera pyara naam, mere Ram.
(Before everything, and after everything may I recite your loving name .. my Ram)
Aise hi ho Parmaatma. Jab aise hone lag jayega tau aisa lagata hai ki pehle aur baad ke beech bhi tera hi pyara naam hi chalata rahega mere man mandir mein.
(May it be so O’Lord. When this starts happening, it seems to me that in between before and after also your loving name keeps on ruminating in my mind)
Kripa kar mere Ram aisa hi ho.
(I ask for your Grace, may this be so, my Ram)
Jai Shree Ram.
Shree Swami Ji Maharaj in Pravachan Piyush mentions that we need to remind ourselves by saying, “Mai… shudh atma hoon” and also in Bhakti Prakash he has described Pavitra Bhavana.
We may remind ourselves of this and surely that helps. Listening to Pujya Dr. Vishwa Mitter Ji Maharaj’s pravachan it really strikes a cord that we also have to have shudh karma in our life and shudh vichar. This is not an easy practice to do in life but as advised by our loving Gurujans we must do it. We also need to remember that they have given us their blessings and Ram Naam, so we need to stay alert in all our thoughts and actions and keep them pure and honest.
We may make mistakes, not be alert all the time, but that is the whole point of sadhana. Making effort over and over again and as Pujya Maharaj Ji says, “When we make a mistake we say sorry to people in our lives … do we say sorry to Ram Ji?” We can ask Shree Ram to forgive us our mistakes and remember that our Gurujans are always with us helping us and protecting us.
Sab par Ram Kripa sada bani rahe – Guru Kripa tau bin maange hi milti rahti hai. 🙂