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Harih Om Tat Sat. Jai Guru.
For a seeker, to go to a Guru, and take deeksha or initiation from him, should be marking a second birth. There is nothing in life which is so significant and wholesome as being initiated by a Guru, for a seeker. By initiation, what the Guru should and will do is to impart something like a soul infusion into the disciple. This generally takes place in utter silence. The Guru may use the vibrations of his sound in order to generate or instill the soul infusion in the disciple. Even more important than this is the mind part of the Guru which tries to generate, instill and infuse the soul display and revelation in the disciple.
Normally our mind remains outward. Either it flows through the senses interacting with the objects, or it goes on reflecting upon, ruminating over the results and outcome of such sensory interactions with the objects. This is the outward nature of the mind. In being so outward, the mind uses its energy, its power and its expression. When one sits in spiritual contemplation, such outward activity is sought to be suspended or dissolved. Whatever is the effect of the mind when it does outward activity and interaction, a parallel effect the same mind will have to produce when such outward activity and interaction ceases and the mind tries to become inward, inward and inward. Mind you, it is the same mind that works outwardly and inwardly. If the mind starts reflections and ruminations upon the objects of the world, have got substantial effect, a similar effect the mind should be able to produce when its functions become inward and inner. This is something I will like you to reflect upon.
So by being initated by a Guru into the spiritual path, a spiritual inner process of the mind is actually unleashed, initiated, and if you sit in contemplation doing the spiritual saadhana imparted by the Guru, that saadhana can be effective to any extent. Either you do it faithfully, without much of knowledge, or you can do it with knowledge. Whether you do it with knowledge or without knowledge, the effect will be almost parallel. If you do it with knowledge, the additional knowledge stimulation and satisfaction can be had, that’s all. Otherwise, the effects of the mind’s inner vibrational process will not be any different. By the saadhana that you perform, by the thought process it generates in you, we are trying to extract from within our body, from the consciousness, whatever we want, in the way of satisfaction, joy, exhilaration, contentment, ecstasy even. In addition to this, we also try to gain the knowledge and illumination we look for.
We generally hear that the ksheerabdhi was churned, and after churning, many items rose up, in which there was also that perilous kaalakoota visha. But finally they also got the nectar. The process of saadhana is also something like that. If you go on chanting the Guru mantra, or the atmaanusandhana imparted by him, you will find it starts churning the mind, and by such churning you will find, whatever we like to have, we want to have, and whatever will help us to become purer, to become deeper, to become loftier, to become more and more societal, all that will be generated from the mind. It is like extracting gold, or platinum or silver from within the earth. The mind has many many layers. It is so complex, its constitution. From such a mind, by this saadhana, what we propose to do is to extract, ultimately, the butter or nectar of freedom, knowledge and joy.
This path is an unfailing path. All that you have to do is, any questions you may have, put the questions into yourself, the answer will come. If you want any kind of a redress, put the subject into the mind, and do the saadhana the Guru has asked you to do. You will find by the saadhana, whatever redress you want will be generated. But it may not always be in the manner in which you like or you look for. The redress may have some original character. If you are prejudiced or preferential in your thinking, the redress will be entirely different. You may preferentially look for a certain solution or suggestion. You may prejudicially also look for something, but the solution that you should get and will get should be free of such preferences and prejudices.
To summarise what I have said: The Guru Deeksha is something very singular and comprehensive, and the saadhana to follow is also extremely so. By this saadhana, which is a mind vibrational process, you can extract from within your body, from the spheres of consciousness, whatever you need, namely, joy, contentment, freedom, and the knowledge of the Supreme Reality. Nothing else is required so far as attaining the objective of spiritual life is concerned. Either you knowingly do it, or you faithfully do it. But doing it can never be avoided.
Harih Om Tat Sat. Jai Guru.
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