The four great truths to be free of karmic burdens

Published: 25th August 2013 12:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd August 2013 11:44 AM   |  A+A-

Today, let us understand  that relationships play a key role in our lives.  We have so many in life—with our parents, children, spouse, friends, neighbours, colleagues, employer and employees.  However, there is one relationship which is most important,which is with Sat or the Truth.  When we don’t associate ourselves with Sat in this materialistic world of Kali Yuga, every relationship in our life becomes a sinking ship.  When we attend satsangs and immerse ourselves in Sat, we are not bothered by problems any more. That does not mean that we do not have problems.  In Kali Yuga, nobody  is without problems.  If you think that swamis and gurus do not have problems, you are wrong.  However, when we soak ourselves in the nectar of truth, we no longer perceive problems as problems.  They seem as minute as mustard seeds to us although initially they seem like mountains.  Through experience, your mind says, “Don’t worry.  It is too trivial to bother about.”  The energy of Sat always envelopes us and focuses our attention on our soul.

When we are immersed in spirituality, we receive knowledge.  Not just knowledge of how to tackle a problem, but of how to overtake it.  So, we calmly walk past it and continue on our way.  A small example;  when we sweep our house, we get dust, hair, waste paper and more.  We don’t sort these out. We just throw them into a dustbin.  Spirituality is a good dustbin for our problems.  It protects us from the pinpricks of life.  This is the first truth.

Today, The Divine Mother  says, “My child, as you walk on the path, if you allow it, all kinds of dirt will stick to you. Due to your ignorance, basically two kinds of dirt will predominate your life— your karma and your ego.”  There is no dirt as terrible as the ego.  Today, if we think that we are suffering badly due to our karma, compared to that, the dirt generated by our ego is four times worse.  This is the second truth.

However, if we think of God for even one minute, that much of our karma is removed from us.  Since we still have plenty of karma left, we are not experiencing the full impact of grace in our lives.  However, the fact that we are able to read the wisdom of the saints, sages and seers is because of grace.  This is not the fruit of your good karma.  It is the blessing of Devi—your creator’s ever compassionate grace.  Since it is greater than the component of your karma, you will be able to attend a satsang or read the scriptures and words of wisdom of the sages. In Kali Yuga, it is relatively easy to perform charitable acts, but much more difficult to obtain the blessing of attending a satang.  There is a place earmarked in heaven for all those who immerse themselves in satsang. Do not take it egoistically. God is instructing us on the priceless value of a satsang.  Devi says, “All the places where satsangs are held become my divine domain and I envelope them with the protective armour of my grace.” This is the third truth. 

Devi says, listen and assimilate the fourth truth. “Remove both kinds of dirt by assimilating the truths that I impart to you and use them for your transformation. Just as we use oil to lubricate a rusted nut and bolt before unscrewing them, likewise, use the lubricant of Sat to remove the dirt of our karma and ego”.

ashram-india@shrinimishamba.org

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