It is Not Easy to Fathom the Ways of the Master

Published: 30th December 2013 08:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th December 2013 08:10 AM   |  A+A-

See this Divinity and sing its glory in your day to day activity. There is  another means :

Mukhyatastu mahatkrupyaiva bhagavatkrupa leshad va

Predominant of all this is the Grace of the Master, of Guru. Like a lit candle  can light another candle, only one who has, can give. One who is free can free you, one who is  love can kindle the love. Most important is the Grace of the Guru and even that you can only get when you  have some Divine Grace. Krupaleshad va - with just a little bit, a tiny drop of Grace from God,  you gain the merit of the Grace of the Master, the Guru.

Mahatsangastu durlabhagamyo amoghascha

And such a company is difficult to get. Millions of people are there on this  planet. Not everybody will get in touch with the one who has attained it. It is very difficult. And  the Master, Sadguru does not come in all ages. He comes once in a while. Durlabha - it is difficult to get;  Agamya - unfathomable is his being; Amogha - you cannot measure the depth or understand it easily.

You cannot understand the Master easily - it is very difficult to understand  his depth, his ways. You may walk by a Jesus, a Buddha or a Krishna and you may not notice him at all.  Where can you know him in your time? Many think Krishna was what he was, only a few knew him. Others  thought he was just a king, mischievous and cute, too tricky, sometimes very unreliable. Krishna was  considered very unreliable. And he would just smile and everyone would forget all their  problems. But later, when they would go away from him, they would remember, “I went to scold him - I forgot!”  People used to go to shout at him, but when they were in front of him, they returned with a smile.  He would make everyone forget. That is why he was called Manmohana. The mind would just drop,  everything would be forgotten. People who never recognized Jesus, asked him, “Are you really the  son of God?” as though others are not the son of God. Everybody is the son of God, who is not? That is  why Jesus said, “To our Father in Heaven.”He did not say only my father, not your father. “All is  prayer to our Father” means what? You are also the son of God. But I know I am son of God, you do not know.  Better you know. That is what his message was, but not everybody could recognize him, understand him.  They put him in the category of thieves, dacoits.

Durlabha - very difficult to find, to get. Agamya - unfathomable. Amogha - you  cannot measure the depth or understand easily. You cannot understand the Master easily - it is  very difficult to understand his depth, his ways. You cannot say something that is similar,  parallel to that Being. You cannot compare a Guru, an Enlightened one, with anyone else. There will be  nobody you can see coming near that Being. Amogha - never think you can understand them.Impossible!

Labhyate api tatkripyaiva

And you cannot take credit that for doing this, this, this, you could get the  company of the Divine, the Guru, or an Enlightened One. Even that is bestowed on you unconditionally.  It has not come to you on your merits. You have done nothing to deserve it. Don´t think you deserve  it. “Oh, I did this, this, this, I deserve this.” You don’t. It is not coming to you because you deserve it. It  is coming because of their Grace, because of their love for you.

Excerpts from the book An Intimate Note to the Sincere Seeker by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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