Begin the day with meditation. Don’t think of work for the first half an hour in the morning and devote this 30 minutes to meditate on the Atman with peace quietness and enjoy supreme bliss.
The object of meditation is awareness that it is you, the Atman. Give up Triputi or Triple factors and merge yourself in Atman and remain in the state of oneness and maintain this Nirvikalp or thoughtless state during the meditation.
To reach this state you have to repeat the Mantra given to you by the Sadguru at the time of initiation with total concentration. Meditation is the necessary Sadhana for every Sadhaka to experience the Sat-chit-ananda, nirvikalpa state.
Utilise the Time Properly: Every one has to utilise the time available in a useful way without wasting it. Many people are found suffering poverty out of laziness. Whatever work we do, it should be done with devotion, allegiance and loyalty.
Whether it is acquiring money or perusal of works of literature, books on spirituality etc., one should not waste time in useless matter such as in sensual matters, luxurious way, sleeping, gambling and quarreling with others etc.
Once the valuable time is lost it is impossible to get back time is invaluable whether it is for an individual or a society or even a nation. If the time is utilised properly they will be redeemed the society, the nation itself is saved and if the time is not utilised properly there will be no growth neither in the individual neither is there the progress of society nor there is prosperity of the nation.
Utilisation of time properly in spirituality is still more important many a time we find that we have nothing to do and complain that we are bored. We waste time in wishful thinking reading newspaper any book which come to hand and other similar activities.
This is in fact a golden opportunity for meditation on the Atman, reciting Shivoham or reading in spiritual texts or humming songs or couplets which reinforce spiritual progress carry out thought free meditation.
During this don’t entertain the thoughts that ‘I’ am like this, mine is like this, and turn your back on the world and feel “I” am Chidanandarupa. I am Shiva and experience bliss.
If you devote all the time you have for worldly life, you will lose your most valuable asset Atmananda. Don’t give an excuse that your worldly tasks are so numerous that you hardly find time for Sadhana.
It is possible to do routine work and Sadhana simultaneously you can use routine work like taking bath, taking food, breakfast etc, to experience the exhilaration of happiness by resting in Atman without wasting time in meaningless worrying and greed driven day dreams. The sacred sayings of Samartha Sadguru Shri Ganpatrao Maharaj Kannur, compiled by Shyamarao B Kannur