Training Ourselves To Be Like A Lily

You may ask, “We are ordinary people. If we always keep our selves absorbed in the thought of Brahmn or Universal Consciousness, can we properly attend to our worldly duties?“ Of course you can, and you will do them still more beautifully . For the ideation on Brahmn a person does not have to become a hermit in the forest. Only keep behaving rightly and properly with every manifestation of Brahmn in this universe, with every entity in this world. By “proper behaviour“ is meant that in which there is neither anger nor jealously; and neither attraction nor aversion.

You exist in a vast, limitless ocean of rasa or essence. A never-ending, radiant wave of manifestation is surging within and without you and radiating through all ten directions ­ the indescribable vibrational expressions of small and great, accented and unaccented, eternally flowing thought-waves.

Behave properly and reasonably with every expression, with every manifestation of the cosmic mind. But always remember the One, the essence of all these diverse vibrational manifestations. Train yourselves in the ideal of the lily, which blossoms in the mud and has to keep itself engaged in the struggle for existence day in and day out, parrying, bracing and fighting the shocks of muddy water and the force of storms and squalls and various other vicissitudes of fortune; and yet it does not forget the moon above. It keeps its love for the moon constantly alive.

The lily seems but a most ordinary flower: there is nothing extraordinary about it. Yet, this most ordinary little flower has a romantic tie with the great moon. It has focussed all its attention on the moon. Similarly , perhaps you are an ordinary creature ­ perhaps you have to pass your days in the ups and downs of worldly existence ­ yet do not forget that Supreme One. Keep all your attention inclined towards Him. Always keep yourself merged in His thought. Go deep into the mood of that Infinite Love.By this your worldly activities will not be hampered in any way .

No matter what circumstances you find yourself in, never lose sight of the Infinite One. Degradation is impossible for those who have accepted the Supreme Being as the ideal of their lives.

Indulging in mean thoughts only engenders crude vibrations in the citta or mind, as a result of which you will have to take rebirth to suffer the lowly samreated by those crude vibrations. skaras created by those crude vibrations.

Therefore arouse higher vibrations in your citta. Even a man of King Bharata’s calibre had to take rebirth as a deer because at the time of his death he was deeply anxious about a fawn. Thus, regardless of what you are at present or what you may possibly become in the future, do not digress from the ideal under any circumstance: do not stray even a step away from the path of realisation of Absolute Bliss. Ananda Marga or the path to eternal bliss is the only path for you.lily

Whatever be the consequence of your past deeds, your uplift is guaranteed, if you have unflagging zeal to attain Brahmn. Do not look back, look forward. Never take any limited material object for your worship. Accept only the loftiest entity for your contemplation. If your love for Him is genuine, you will ever remain in an Elysian exuberance.Pain will then mean nothing to you, nor will happiness. When one’s movement is towards the Great One, when one’s ardour is only for the Great One, it is called Prema or Divine Love.

Source : Times of India, 12 Dec’2015 ; Speaking Tree