You are your own prison!
- June 1, 2021
- Posted by: BeTranced Online Holistic Healing Centre
- Category: Blog
Yesterday, an expensive and esteemed brother met me. There have been tears in his eyes. And in a voice touched with plaintiveness, he mentioned to me: “The non secular urge is rising inside me, from extra to extra. I really feel that I can not do the humdrum duties of an workplace assistant. Surrounded by information and meaningless papers, really feel sad, depressing. I need to resign and belong wholly to my Guru and my God!’
True it’s that at one time or the opposite, the phrases are wrung out of the hearts of the overwhelming majority of males: “I really feel sad, depressing!” And the thoughts, which doesn’t relaxation content material till it has found a purpose for each taking place, a trigger for each impact, examines outer circumstances and locations its finger on this circumstance or that as the reason for unhappiness.
Amongst 1000’s of males scarcely one units out in search, of God — says the Gita. Lots of those that search the Lord, alas! don’t search Him aright. I’ve heard a variety of my brothers exclaim:
“How I wanted I lived, removed from the madding crowds of males, within the depths of a jungle or on the heights of a mountain-peak!” They neglect that it’s not the place they reside that issues however how they reside. It isn’t the place they work or what work they do this counts however how they work. So many, nevertheless, imagine that they are going to by no means be blissful until they’re in a specific place or doing a specific sort of labor. And since their wishes will not be fulfilled they really feel an inside restlessness and an urge to “escape” life which they misread as non secular awakening.
Non secular life begins with forsaking oneself. “You’re your individual jail,” says Pir Jamal. “Come up and shortly depart!” “The guts inquired of the soul, what’s the starting of this enterprise?” asks the Sufi Saint, Ansari of Herat, and solutions: “The start of it’s the annihilation of self.”
And once more:
The way in which to the Beloved
Is the way in which of self-loss!
There isn’t any different secret to be revealed,
And greater than this isn’t recognized to me!
(Dada J.P. Vaswani is humanitarian, thinker, educator, acclaimed author, highly effective orator, messiah of ahimsa, and non-sectarian non secular chief.)