Man is a mere victim of his own Karma, which is an inevitable cosmic law. God always saves those who surrender to Him. The word is SAVED. Surrender your
S- SINS, A-ANGER, V-VIOLENCE, E-EGO and D-DELUSION.
We commit many sins, some knowingly, and some unknowingly. God has given us all the strength of Will, and the power to discriminate. Therefore we must always keep righteous company, and live by righteousness. The next biggest enemy of man is Anger. Anger leads to violence. Man loses all discrimination and balance of mind once angry. Man almost becomes a demon!. God says “Love all serve all” One must remain humble and truthful. Violence is an aftermath of Anger, where man commits acts which are against the Cosmic Laws of God. Therefore we must never get violent. Ego is the principle cause of all problems. Ego promotes arrogance and anger. Ego crushes the compassionate heart of man, and turns him into a beast. Many great men, kings and kingdoms have fallen, because of ego. One must try to be humble at all times. Lastly, delusion. Delusion is the result of greed, lust, temptation and desire. Desire, Anger, Attachments, Greed and Ego and the causes of the downfall of man.
Know that God resides in your heart. Man forever lives in mind and senses, in materialism and selfishness. That’s why he gives in to the devil, rather than to God within. The good, the bad, happiness, grief are all a part of the world. But we must not get swooned by the temptations of the evils, and must exercise our discrimination and follow a righteous path, which leads to a spiritual life and God.
What the world is suffering today is not because of God has made for man, but because of what man has made for man. Therefore we must unmake, and remake ourselves, so as to become refined human being, which pleases God the most. He loves us all, and is forever waiting to take us in His arms. But we have to cross the barriers of Maya, the worldly delusions and distractions, in order to cross over to His side. He, our loving father loves you too! You are just as dear to Him as me. Do introspection within your heart, as to your true purpose of life. Let this time and situation be an ashram, a spiritual disciplining time, for you to do some deep contemplation and introspection, about your being and purpose of life. And God will give you the answer.
Let me give you some clues about discrimination and dual mindedness of man. The human mind is infused with both positive and negative energies. The wise and disciplined ones seek the positives, and the weak and unrighteousness ones, seek the negative energy. The question is, how do we pick up and apply the positive energies? Then we come to the next part which deals with discrimination. I have defined both the energies for you to understand. But before you even begin to start, pray to God to give you the strength and will power, to be able to apply these values in your day to day life. God is the source of all life and energy. Pray from the deepest of your heart, and He will hear. He is the light, and He will surely guide you away from the darkness. It is your faith and dedication, which counts. There was one John, the Baptist, and there is one John Robinson. What is the difference between the two Johns? Only one major difference. Consciousness! While John the Baptist was in consciousness of God, you are not. You too, can attain that God consciousness!
DUALITIES OF MIND
NEGATIVE ENERGY POSITIVE ENERGY
D- DESIRES – D- DUTY
D- DESTRUCTION – D- DEVELOPMENT
D- DEGENERATE – D- DISCIPLINE
D- DARKNESS – D- DEDICATION
D- DEPRESSION – D- DISCRIMINATION
D- DISEASE – D- DIGNITY
D- DEATH – D- DEVOTION
D- DEVIL – D- DIVINE
D – Divine – Divine contemplation
I – Introspection – Constant self check
S – Spiritual – Righteousness
C – Control – Senses and desires
R – Righteousness – Live by right values
I – Intuition – Deep insight
M – Mind – Control the mind
I – Instinct – Judge correctly
N – Noble – Live virtuously
A – Awareness – Of Soul, not body
T – Truth – Truth is consciousness
I – Information – Be well informed of world
O – Observation – Look out for good and bad
N – Non violence – Don’t give in to anger
Some deep breathing exercises called Pranayama in Yoga helps control your anger and desires. Meditation helps in controlling the mind and senses and develops an equilibrium state of mind. Reading spiritual scriptures and stories help one connect to God. Once you practice these, you will attain a spiritual state of mind. Then you will not suffer from sorrows, miseries. Even in joy and happiness, you will maintain a calm equilibrium state of mind. This is the true mind of a Yogi, who is able to control the mind and senses. Your soul power will increase and you will be able to overcome Maya, and the distractions of mind and senses.
Do not be sad if your children or family did not do what was expected of them, for expectations bring grief. You true father, friend, companion and guide is God. People come and go. Blood relations and human relationships are there as long as they are in the mortal body, and as long as they thrive in mind and senses, with a sense of selfishness. But God is ever loving and selfless. Forever giving and forgiving. He is the beginning, He is the end. From Him you came, and into Him you shall go. HE is the only one who will NEVER leave your side. He loves you and cares for you, because He is the ONLY true one. He is the truth. Rest all and everything is illusion. So take away the darkness in your life, by replacing it with the light of God. That light is consciousness, love, and bliss.
Dr. Rakesh Kumar
Founder and Chairman
ISHWAR CENTER, New York.