A person continues to work towards the attainment of fulfillment of the Dharma (Righteousness), Artha (Wealth), and Kaam (Desires), and it is not necessary that everything in life will turn favorable by just Karmas (Actions) alone. When this doesn’t happen, then the person becomes distressed, disturbed, and frustrated, and he continues to wander aimlessly throughout his life to achieve perfection. However, one who accepts this restlessness and unease peacefully, gets rid of these agitations. Wishes and desires keep increasing throughout life, and the agitation increases upon non-fulfillment of these desires. The person doesn’t calmly accept these turbulences, and this unacceptance is the root of the unrest.
Therefore, our learned saints advise us to approach life with complete calmness towards the strong wishes of Righteousness, Wealth, and Desire. Continuous actions should be performed to cross this huge expanse of the river called life. Anger cannot direct your life towards excellence and perfection. The state of life is adverse for those who do not receive proper direction in life, and continuous actions should be performed to obtain proper direction. Guru bestows conscious actions and thoughts to His disciples and Sadhaks to continuously progress them towards excellence and perfection in life. Actionable thoughts and continuous activities are important along with the right mental thoughts-emotions. The desires do not get fulfilled just by mere thinking of thoughts, framing of plans, or expressing wishes-desires. The actions being taken now will influence the future growth of the tree and will determine whether its future fruits will be sweet or bitter. Thus the sense of action is the primary base, and it dictates the appropriate activities to do.
You should also ponder that as the present time passes away like the past, will the future be of the same pattern. Will our life be reduced to just an increase of age every year. Or have we achieved any progress or improvement of current circumstances? Will our future be better than the current state? We need to think if we have ever created a plan for a better future, and then continuously analyzed and acted to achieve that plan. This is necessary because we have neither created any plan for a better future nor have we ever chalked up activities needed to achieve that future state. Our life is running in a normal routine. This has converted our life into a very ordinary one, resulting in the complete absence of any actions or dedication towards ourselves. We just keep weaving dreams. How will these dreams be fulfilled? However, in reality, when a person is fully dedicated to his actions, he certainly achieves calmness and peace in his life. His ego keeps diminishing. Continuous dedication inculcates humility. When a person gets tired of struggling with adversities, when he runs out of options or directions, then he turns towards God or Guru with a firm belief that Guru will guide him to success. The progress towards perfection starts in life from this divine moment of surrender towards Guru, and he starts to continuously attain divine energy from Guru to fulfill the longing desires of life. He starts to feel the support of Gurudev for all his actions.
Complete dedication of Meera to Shree Krishna turned the cobra into a garland, and the poison given to her into divine nectar. Before the Mahabharata war, Draupadi was proud of the strength of Pandavas before the Cheerharan, and Lord Shree Krishna saved her from shame when she surrendered herself towards Lord Shree Krishna. Thus when a person surrenders himself towards God or Guru after greeting Him, then the pack of sins on his head automatically falls into the divine feet of Guru, and Guru Himself bears the Yogas and burdens.Thus dedication is a secret weapon, which always stays with the Sadhak. The mind becomes pure upon surrender. As long as ego remains within the mind, the mind doesn’t attain purity. Thus the ego drives the mind into multiple directions, and when the mind continues to wander across multiple directions, then the person will not be able to achieve any desire, feeling, or belief.
The thought of evil and misconception in humans remains upward, that is, within the brain, and motivation by greed prompts them to acquire evil quickly. When this ego results in a failure in life, then the toxic feelings ofjealousy, malice, disharmony, anger, and agitation grow intensely within the mind, resulting in a fully poisonous life. You will have to bend down to pick up anything lying on the ground. The goodness within humans always stays embedded within the heart. The person has to peek within to lift it and has to go deeper within the heart to acquire goodness. You have to bend down towards Guru, Parents, and God to obtain their blessings.
Tansen was a famous singer in Akbar’s court. Baiju Bawra was also interested in music. He wished to become a better singer than Tansen. When he approached Tansen’s Guru to learn music, he prayed to him to teach him to become a better singer than Tansen. Then Tansen’s Guru advised him to first end malice towards Tansen, and become devoted towards the study of music. Baiju Bawra followed Guru’s advice and became a better singer than Tansen. The scriptures state that anger destroys love, praise destroys humility, illusion destroys friendship, and greed destroys everything. All beings of this world desire love, and are hungry for love, and yet, they sow seeds of anger. When seeds of anger or poison are grown, then how will the fruits of love or nectar be obtained? Love grows only upon the destruction of hatred, anger, and malice.
The egoist destroys his humility, and the growth of a person stops at the destruction of humility, leading to exhaustion of capacity to attain knowledge and consciousness. The egoist lives within a big misconception. The main misconception of the egoist is that he is the center of the entire family, society, and the world. He believes that everyone belongs to him and he is beneath none. Everyone is beneath me and I am the main thrust. Therefore, the egoist believes that it is fine even if everyone has to suffer for his happiness. He continuously thinks and acts for his own selfish benefit. He believes himself to be the center of all existence. Humility is the sole way to attain perfection and fulfillment in life. Divinity and excellence come from modesty. Humility introduces us to the truth, the God and the Guru. Guru is the friend, mentor, and guide to guide about the truth i.e. divine, provident, and Gurutva in life. You should completely empty yourself to your Guru because you know that the right Guru is the one, who adopts you as you are, and when Guru adopts you in all forms, then He can guide you from mortal (Nar) to divine (Narayan).
You can reveal your sin, your guilt, your sorrow, pain and suffering, everything, in front of Guru, because you have full faith in Guru, and he initiates the process to eradicate these paucities. Only the one who learned friendship from Guru’s divine proximity, who forsook demands for humility, and who renounced greed to give creativity to life, realized his deity or Guru. The divine lotus of Guru blossoms in his heart, and his eyes are the divine abode of the Guru. Only then he attains the divine sainthood perfection state. Saint is the one who accepts with ease, is ever joyful, walks in harmony with nature, and is filled with modest, ease, and simplicity.