Maharaj ji says in his Pravachan:
Hamara Ram kitna pyara hai … hum uske bina reh sakte hain
Woh hamare bina nahin reh sakta.
Our Ram is very loving – we may be able to live without Him but He cannot live without us.
We need to remember that as Shree Ram is always with us and so are our Loving Gurujans. They have become one with Shree Ram.
Let us remember their loving words, their loving behaviors towards us, and their Loving Presence that we have experienced in Sadhana Satsangs, Amritvani Path, and other Satsangs, etc.
As Swami Ji Maharaj always said, ” Param Guru Jai Jai Ram” and that is the same Ram Naam He has bestowed upon us.
Jai Gurudev, Jai Jai Ram.
Parmaatmaa Shree Ram, I do not know how to do simran properly, if I did I would be full of love, compassion, and walking on the path shown to me by Guru Maharaj.
Let me become a baby again and enroll in your school where you are the teacher, my Lord -mere Param Guru. Teach me how to do the Ram Naam in the way I need to learn to do. May I continue to fail in the kindergarten and stay there forever to learn to do Ram Naam with love.
Paramaatma, from time to time you may be too busy attending to many others’ needs you, at that time Lord, I would love to learn once again from our loving Gurujans who have blessed me with Ram Naam.
One way for us, the sadhaks, to progress on the spiritual path is to remember the truth about ourselves or our essence or our authentic self. That is to remind ourselves again and again that,”Mai satya, nitya, shudh, chaitanaya, shaktimayi atma hoon” as mentioned in the Pravachan-Piyush by Shree Swami Ji Maharaj. It also helps to read the twelve Aatmic Bhavanain from the Bhakti Prakash in order to really understand our essence or the truth about ourselves.
Another way for the sadhaks to progress is to practice letting go of Mai or “I”. In one of story Pujya Maharaj JI tells us in his discourse about two Sant Mahatmas who are great friends …. one of them goes to the other’s home and asks him to open the door.
Mahatma inside – “Who is there?”.
The Mahatma outside – “I am here friend, open the door!”
Mahatma inside – “Kaun Murakh hai jo apne aap ko mai keh raha hai?” (Who is the stupid person who is calling himself “I”?)
Letting go of Mai or “I” is what Pujya Maharaj Ji has told us in one of his discourses, “Apna astitva hi mita do”. The more we let go of the “I” or Mai the lesser we will be concerned with small problems we face in the material life and more we will be inclined to do our sadhana.
This morning Shree Ram, the Param Guru, inspired this mind with the following three thoughts:
- “Whenever the word “I” keeps coming up – I should think, ” Kaun hai murakh …. Who is the stupid person who is saying “I”?
- Whenever the mind or intellect says,” Yeh maine kiya hai , ya yeh mai kar raha hoon…. I have done this or I am doing this – immeditately think, “Kaun hain murakh … or who is the stupid person who is saying I have done this or doing this?” (“Lord is the sole doer” – Pujya Maharaj Ji)
- Same thing goes for “yeh mera hai or this is mine”
Anyone who can practice the above two ways is very likely to grow spiritually with Shree Ram’s Kripa which one can experience by doing “adhik se adhik simran … More and more simran or loving Jap of Ram Naam while keeping its meaning in mind”
Of course, needless to say, the best way for each one of us to progress spiritually is to follow the instructions given by our loving Gurujans.