Believe in a greater happiness in life: ‘Sadhaka’ is not affected by miseries respect-disrespect and other sufferings that occur in his daily life. Even death cannot frighten the Sadhaka. He has no wish to live long nor does he want to die soon. A desire to live can only be there if one believes that there is some great happiness in this life.
A desire for death means that he thinks that life is full of misery. Sadhaka who is ever contented will let his body live or fall dead according to its own fate. He has convinced him self of his own identity with Atman and distanced himself from the body. This attitude helps him to enjoy true and great happiness.
Reading a higher state of Mind: Don’t give undue importance to the worldly life but give all attention to the Sadhana. Many Sadhakas would like to have quick fix Sadhana which can be completed in no time so that they can return to worldly life fast and remain attached to it. This attitude defeats the very purpose of Sadhana the practice of spiritual Sadhana can be summarised as below (1) Practice to station oneself in the thought free supreme state. (2) The practice of Shivoham (3) The practice of removing tendencies of Jiva (4) and dealing with the worldly life in a natural state of being. It is possible to reach the higher state of mind if we keep in mind both the goal and Sadhana to reach it.
Reaching out to the highest state of being: The goal of various religions and sects is to eliminate the present feeling of lowliness in an individual and help him to reach higher state. Some of the religious have some particular God who will grant some prosperity. The followers of that path may be elevated to the kingdom of that God and may be allowed to live there for some specified period and may even be given a seat close to the lord and there are some religions which propound that the highest state that an individual can aspire for is billionth of billionth part of the perfect happiness. Thus, many of religions appear to confirm the lowly nature of an individual who is already weighed down with much suffering. One exception to this line of thinking is found in Vedanta which helps Jiva to reach the highest state of being ‘Shiva’.
True Vedanta is based on Logical Thinking: All religions talk about heaven Christianity has its father (God) in heaven. The son (Jesus Christ) seated to his right. Those who keep faith in the Son of God go to heaven and others to hell. According to Islam ‘Allah’ is in the heaven above and only those who believe in ‘Islam’ will go to heaven Vedas and mythology also task about heaven like ‘Swarga Loka’, Vaikunt and Kailas” those who keep faith in lord “Vishnu”will go to “Vaikunta” and those who keep faith in ‘Shiva’ will go to Kailas. They all say that if one is engaged unholy acts will go to heaven after death. Whether it is in the Moksha of the different sects of Hinduism or the ultimate state described in other religions.
Some sects make gradation of Gods which is also beyond any logic. Vedas have concluded that different lokas are not free from jealously losing one’s high status after some time. Sensual pleasures of heaven also lead to bondage and so many legendry stories have been written in mythology.
The sacred sayings of Samartha Sadguru Shri Ganpatrao Maharaj Kannur, compiled by
Shyamarao B Kannur