Shri Shri Nimishananda
Today, let us understand that relationships play a key role in our lives. We have so many relationships in life – with our parents, children, spouse, friends, neighbours, colleagues, employer, employees etc. However, there is one relationship which is most important and this is our relationship with ‘Sat’ or Truth. When we don’t associate ourselves with ‘Sat’ in this materialistic world- Kali Yuga, every relationship in our life becomes a sinking ship. When we attend satsangs and immerse ourselves in ‘Sat’ or the truth of our soul, we are not bothered by problems any more. That does not mean that we do not have problems. In the Kali Yuga, there is nobody without problems. If you think that Swamis and Gurus do not have problems, you are wrong. However, when we soak ourselves in the nectar of truth, we no longer see problems as problems. They seem as minute as mustard seeds to us although initially it seems like a mountain. So, through experience, your own mind says – “Don’t worry about this. It is too trivial to bother about.” The energy of ‘Sat’ or Truth always envelopes us and focuses our attention on our soul.
When we are in spirituality, we get knowledge. Not just the knowledge of how to tackle a problem, but of how to overtake it. So, we calmly walk past it and continue on our way. Let us take a small example. When we sweep our house, we get dust, hair, paper etc. We don’t sort all this out. We just throw it into a dustbin. So also, spirituality is a very good dustbin for all our problems. It protects us so that the pinpricks of life don’t bother us. This is the first truth.
Today, The Divine Mother says – “My child, as you walk on the path, if you allow it, all kinds of dirt will stick to you. Due to your ignorance, basically two kinds of dirt predominate in your life – your own karma and your ego.” There is no dirt as terrible as the ego. Today, if we think that we are suffering badly due to our karma, compared to that, the dirt generated by our ego is at least four times worse. This is the second truth.
However, if we think of God for even one minute, that much of our karma is removed from us. Since we still have plenty of karma left, we are not experiencing the full impact of Grace in our lives. However, the fact that we are able to read the wisdom of the Saints, sages and seers itself is because of Grace. This is not the fruit of your good karma. It is Devi- your creator’s ever compassionate Grace. Since the component of Grace is greater than the component of karma in your lives, you will be able to attend a satsang or read the scriptures and words of wisdom from the sages. In the Kali Yuga, it is relatively easy to perform charitable acts, but much more difficult to obtain the great blessing of attending a satang. There is a place earmarked in heaven for all those who immerse themselves in satsang. All this should not be taken egoistically. God is telling us this to show us the priceless value of a satsang. Devi says – “All the places where satsangs are held become My divine domain and I envelope them with the protective armour of My Grace.” This is the third truth.
Devi says, now listen and assimilate the fourth truth. “Remove both kinds of dirt by assimilating all the truths that I am imparting to you and use them for your own transformation. Just as we use oil to lubricate a rusted nut and bolt before unscrewing it, likewise, use the lubricant called ‘Sat’ or Truth to remove the dirt of our karma and ego”.