Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Way To Be Happy Ever After

Mon, 09/08/2014 Bangalore, India
Sometime or the other you all have had this experience that you are truly Niranjana(meaning: untouched and unblemished).
Many times it happens that you are driving down the road in your car and you see two people by the side of the road fighting between themselves, but you simply see them and pass them by. Their quarrel does not affect you in any way, you remain untouched.
In the same way, there is a celebration going on somewhere and you are passing by that place, and you simply observe it and pass it by.
What does the word Niranjana mean? It means that nothing touches or affects us. For example, when small children quarrel with you or get angry with you, it does not hurt or affect you in any way. In the same way, when a mother scolds her children, do the children really take it to heart? No, they do not. Today they listen to her scolding, but the next day they are again up to the same mischief as the previous day.
Now, when your mother scolds you, you do not take it to heart. But if your mother-in-law or father-in-law scolds you, you get so deeply hurt and offended. Do you not see a difference in your attitude between your parents and your in-laws?
So in some measure great or small, we all do know that we are Niranjana. What does it mean to be truly Niranjana? It means that regardless of the events or circumstances, we remain steady and established in the Self, that we remain happy and blissful.
Gurudev, when we see someone’s picture, we remember and miss them. Is it appropriate to do the same for God also? Is this not straying away from the essence of spirituality?

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