It was 28th December and we were at our ever so beautiful ShantiKshetra PremGiri Aashram in Karjat. We were 30 odd youth who decided to go trekking up the hill. One of us knew the way and none of us knew how long it would take to complete the trek. So according to our limited understandings, we packed our backpacks with all that we thought we would require and left for the trek in the morning to avoid noon heat.
We hadn’t even reached the spot when we realised that most of us were out of drinking water and since it was a dry season,there were no waterfalls too. We realised the value of water when one of us spotted a very thin flimsy stream of fresh water dripping down nearby, which by the look of it, suggested it would take forever to fill our bottles, and all of us queued up to refill.
The trekking was steep and tiresome. It took us more than eight hours to complete the whole thing. We had carried extra clothing, trekking sticks, books and what not but none of us carried enough of what was most essential…. WATER. And then my Dada gave me an insight like He always does.
In life too, we undergo so many trainings, courses, schooling, higher education and so much more but is all that essential? We might say that they are basic requirements but what is the most important component?
It’s Love. I wouldn’t call it a life if you didn’t live with Love in your Heart and quite often than not, we forget it. It’s there, it’s always there but we forget to acknowledge it. Experiment it. Apply Love to which ever situation you are in,and watch the magic, witness the most beautiful things unfold in front of you. Let your life be guided by Love. like they say- you only need power to dominate. Rest, Love can handle.
Thank you Dada for everything and much more.
It was when the water purifier at my place needed maintenance. The sound of the opening of the lid gathered all my attention and the operator knew I was curious enough to know how it works. So he explained to me,like a school teacher, how water goes through screening, coagulation, sedimentation, filtration and so on so that it is purified to make it potable.
It was while he was explaining to me that I got an insight. We humans too can adopt this process for our words and actions. Before it comes out, make it go through a small purification test. For me the most important thing is to see My Dada smile (for you just imagine whichever form of the Divine you connect with smiling at you). So I made it my one single checkpoint. Before I speak, including the words and the tone in which I speak,or before the physical actions or gestures that I make, I make it go through this checkpoint- WILL IT MAKE MY DADA SMILE?
This is enough… If it will, then let it flow and if it won’t, then block it and later on release it to Dada. If it doesn’t make him smile, then why do it? I understand the urge can still be there to vent it out, so for that we release it to Dada because he won’t judge.
I know it is very difficult to apply and to remember it during every conversation but you will get a hang of it once you start to practice it. I still make plenty of mistakes in a day but as soon as I do, I get an awareness that this is where I went wrong.
A lot of problems that I land into are because of my tone or the words that I use. Let your vocabulary be an infantry of Love and not weapons of hate. Words are a very powerful medium and we have a responsibility to use it for the welfare of the society.
Thank you Dada. Love you loads.
PS: this is helping me refrain from lying and gossiping.
I had gone to Singapore quite some time back for some days for a leisure trip. We were received by a guide at the airport. He stayed with us from the time we arrived there and saw us back to the airport. It did not click then but now being with Dada, I receive insights here and there.
Going down the memory lane, I realized how easy and relaxed we were on the trip because we had The Guide with us. He took us to the best shopping malls, told us about the dos and don’ts and shared pretty good knowledge about the country and how life goes in there. It was my first trip and I didn’t even google it before the arrival because I knew we had a guide. We thought of him as a friend and relied on him on all matters as he was quite experienced and had been around the country.
Comparing that to life I realized how easy life has become now that Dada is my Life Guide. He could have delegated, but The Master Himself chose to be my guide. I don’t know where it’s taking me nor do I care because I know I am in safe hands. He has been there since I landed on Earth and will see me through this life. Teaching me and imparting knowledge about the true self He is making it more easy as it goes. And boy life travels fast with Him. The True Guide, I pray, every one should have who accepts you as a friend because it makes life even more smooth and comfortable. Your life will be a masterpiece once the master walks with you. In making decisions let Love Incarnate Dadashreeji be your guide.
Baba ji ki badi meher hai.
Hello friends… hope all are growing and flowing with the Grace of the Divine.
Just wanted to share a personal insight with all of you.
A few months ago I was at a hill station and had gone for a walk in the morning.
I reached the edge of a hill and looked down at the beautiful valley and then at the vast sky above me and just marvelled at the magnificence of the Divine.. the vastness of the space that lay above and beyond me.
I stood still and soaked it all being in the moment and experiencing Love for the creator, for Dada.
As I turned to leave, my eyes fell upon a tiny purple flower growing amidst the wild grass. The flower was really small about this size 👉🏼🌸.
I gazed at the flower just looked at it in awe and a realisation dawned…it was as if the flower said to me- I am enough.
I realised in that moment that the flower’s presence was enough. In this vast universe that tiny flower was absolutely perfect the way it was. It grew there alone with no one to see it or appreciate it… yet it was complete and perfect radiating its grace by just being itself.
The flower was not competing for the spotlight or acknowledgement.
It existed there in the wilderness serving it’s purpose by just being.
In that moment I realised that I am enough..
The fact that I’m alive means I’m serving a purpose in God’s creation. Yet each one of us tries tirelessly to impress others and trying to make ourselves acceptable to others and ourselves.. never succeeding… always doubting and judging ourselves.
All we need is to recognise the hand of the Divine in our being itself and accept ourselves as we are… dropping all judgements so that we can radiate our inner beauty and grace .. effortlessly. ..
The flower also showed me that it was receiving everything that it needed …. rain, sun, air… all that it needed for its existence. It did not have to worry about its survival.
That tiny flower was being looked after… by the creator.
Dear friends…Dada is here to help us experience our true nature, love so that we all may live like that flower… innocent,pure, graceful, free and fearless… simply LOVE.
Let us nourish our connection with our Divine so that we may experience the bliss and joy of simply being.
Thank you my Most Beloved Divine Friend Dadashreeji for everything ❤🙏🏼
Mohini for Dada.
Had gone to sign a property transfer deed and the officer asked me for my thumb print. I replied that I could sign but he insisted on the thumb print and said that it was mandatory.
I wondered why he would ask me for a thumb print when I am literate.
Well I don’t know about the technical requirements but he surely gave me an insight. The impression of every individual’s thumb is unique and guess what, so are we.
None of us came down on Earth to breathe out carbon dioxide for trees. There is something special about us just like the print on our thumbs. None of us are misfits. Our birth itself was by the will of the Divine and He is the best casting director. All of us play a lead role in our lives. We just need to find out what we are good at.
Pray to which ever form of Divine you connect with naturally and ask about your uniqueness. Ask Him to infuse your life with passion and the required energy to complete your purpose. You will be in bliss.
Thank you Dada,
Everyone talks about the glass being half full or half empty. The way you see the glass is how they think you look at life. Everyone has got their own notions about the half empty part and relate them with possibilities and opportunities but all of them miss out on the most important ingredient. In fact, that ingredient is the base of all that you can see with your naked eyes.
Think for a moment before you jump to the next para. What is it? That I cannot see. That has been with me since my origin and will stay with me until I merge… The ever present, beyond space and time. What is it?
The air.. how much ever of the glass is not full or is empty, contains the air which represents the most important aspect in our lives too-
GRACE-THE PRESENCE OF DIVINE IN OUR LIFE. It is always there, equal for every individual. It depends on us how much we are open to receive Grace.
The glass is your life, the water is you(self) and the air in it is the amount of grace in your life. Water ( I ) is heavy, probably the only weight the glass will carry. Air( Grace) , on the other hand, is light, effortless. The more the water(self) the heavier the glass(life) would be. Shake the glass(life) one time and the water(self) inside will take atleast a minute before it settles down. Shake an empty glass(full of grace) and the air(grace) inside would stay as it was. We have to lose weight(self) so that we can enjoy the airiness (grace), so that we can fly effortlessly. The glass is always full, it depends how much space you allow to be occupied by the ingredients that fill up your life.
Pray to which ever form of Divine you connect with to keep your glass(life) empty so that maximum grace(air) can fit in. So that who so ever consumes(comes in contact) you can taste that effortless nectar of Divine Love.
Thank you Dada for airing us all the time even when we are bent on pouring in water. Love you.
The day when Lord Ramchandra came back home to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. What astounds me is not that He made it back home safely but that His people, including the then King Bharat set up a grand show to announce the arrival of The True King.
For fourteen years, His people did not hear from Him but they were waiting for His return. All of Ayodhya cried when He left and all took part in celebration when He came back. Such was the devotion towards Lord Ram Chandra that when He left with His wife Sita and brother Lakshman, Bharat placed Lord Ram’s divine sandals at the King’s throne and renounced all luxuries.
Why did all of them wait? Bharat could have rightly claimed the throne and 14 years is a long time to erase memory of Lord Ramchandra but they preferred to wait. A simple man who did not claim anything. All the world’s luxuries were at His feet and He did not think for a second about the consequences before He agreed to follow His father’s orders. He did not command respect. A man who is loved and prayed to since centuries only performed His dharma and loved unconditionally. It was His Divine Unconditional Love that kept His devotees loyal to Him for years in His physical absence. He proved that Love is the most powerful weapon. He ruled their hearts and not His kingdom.
Some centuries later, on the same day, The sixth Guru of Sikhs Guru Hargobind Ji was was released by Emperor Jahangir from his confinement but Guru sahib refused to leave without the rest of 52 princes who were confined with him. Jahangir had placed a bet which Guru Sahib won and left the confinement with all of them in one go. This day is celebrated as Bandi Chhor Divas ( Day of Liberation).
The Love of Guru Sahib for his devotees was unconditional and he could have done any thing for his devotees. This was a great example that proves Guru se Bada Bhakt hota Hai (the devotee is bigger than the Lord)
Let us celebrate Love this Diwali. Let us pray to Dada to jumpstart our heart with His Divine Love and light up diyas of kindness and compassion.