Saturday, November 29, 2008
Cultivate indomitable will. Practise self-control and self-mastery. Have self-confidence.
Develop independent judgment. Do not argue. Strive ceaselessly for Self-realisation. Kill this little
ego. Develop pure love. Rise above all distinctions of caste, creed and colour. Give up the idea of
‘I-ness’, ‘Mine-ness’. Look within for the happiness which you have sought in vain in the sensual
Moksha is the summum bonum of life. It is freedom from births and deaths. It is not
annihilation. It is annihilation of this little ‘I’. It is obtained through knowledge of the Self. You will
have to know the Truth through direct intuitive experience. You will have to cut asunder the veil of
ignorance by meditation on the Self. Then you will shine in your pristine purity and divine glory.
Do not try to drive away the unimportant and irrelevant thoughts. The more you try, the
more will they return and the more strength will they gain. You will only tax your energy and will.
Become indifferent. Fill the mind with divine thoughts. The others will gradually vanish. Get
yourself established in Nirvikalpa Samadhi through meditation.
Without perfect Brahmacharya, you cannot have substantial spiritual progress. There is no
half measure in the spiritual path. Control the body first. Then purify your thoughts through prayer,
Japa, Kirtan, Vichara and meditation. Make a firm resolve, “I will be a perfect Brahmachari from
today.” Pray to the Lord to give you spiritual strength to resist the temptations of life and kill lust.
Constant study of the lives of saints will enable you to lead a virtuous life. You will imbibe
very noble qualities. You will be gradually moulded in the spiritual path. You will draw inspiration
from them. There will be an inner urge in you to attempt for God-realisation. Pray to the Lord that
you may become a saint.