Follow your Chaitanya Dharma [2nd August 2012]
When we heal the crack in our consciousness, the wonderful, benevolent response from God fills us with supreme satisfaction. The contentment we experience erases all our bitterness and resentment. This will certainly happen within 48 hours. But, if we want to be the recipients of God’s gifts permanently, we should always be in Satva. That is the true nature of our being. We must keep our feelings soft, pure and benign all the time. This is what Raksha Bandhan tells us. Rejoice and celebrate your rapport with your soul today. Stop bonding with your karma. Stop bonding with your possessions. Change your attitude towards life. Our children came into this world through us. We came into this world through our parents. Our parents came through their parents. What links all of us and holds us together is our consciousness. So, never split this consciousness at any cost – even if it involves millions and millions of rupees. Don’t you ever do that? This is the message of this satsang.
So, when we visit our parents and siblings, we should always go with an attitude of detachment. We must go with a firm resolve that we will never allow the consciousness that unifies us to crack. Most of us are aware that when a gene splits, it may give rise to in all kinds of unwanted physical characteristics. So also, when our Chaitanya splits, we are bombarded by anti-divine qualities which take us away from God. This is God’s rule. This is the truth. It is extremely important for us all to understand this. If we become bereft of the awareness of our consciousness, we are worse than death. When our consciousness cracks, though we may live to be a hundred, we are merely living corpses. What is the use of this kind of life?
What is keeping us intact today is our chaitanya dharma which is the foundation of all other dharmas. There is a well known saying, ‘When your character is lost, everything is lost.’ This is certainly true, but when our Chaitanya is lost, everything is lost and our family is also lost. We move away from the ambit of God’s grace. I am emphasizing this again and again because today is Raksha Bandhan. How do we prevent such a thing from happening to us? We should nurture an attitude of detachment. When we think of our siblings, we must remember – “We have not only shared the same womb and the same parents, we have shared the same consciousness.” Even the trinity – Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver and Maheshwara the destroyer, highlight this truth. They say – “We have different roles, but as we were created by the primordial energy, Adiparashakti, we share the same consciousness in equal measure.” They cherish this relationship and behave like siblings by facing every crisis with complete unity and integrity. True to their hearts and true to their spirit, they always maintain this benign feeling between themselves. When God Himself is following this Chaitanya dharma so scrupulously, why can’t we? We should expand our hearts. We should broaden our minds. The message of today is that we should share everything with a broader state of mind, especially with our siblings. Remember, when we implement God’s dharma sincerely, He gives us a benign response within two days. Whenever we have faced a challenge with the right attitude by taking a step towards transformation, God has always sent us His grace in the form of a miraculous stroke of good fortune. God will never let us down. That is why many times in our lives we have said – “When God takes away one thing, He gives us something far more valuable in its place.” We have experienced this kind of benign response from God several times, but till today we did not realize the principle behind it. This is your own experience and this will be your experience also in the future. Today I am only guiding you to talk about your own experience when you share the universal dharma, the universal duty, the universal brotherhood with others. Begin with your own siblings first. Then you can selflessly expand it to include everybody. You need not go out of your way to do this. Just have this dharmic resolve in your mind and allow it to spring into action whenever an opportunity arises. Otherwise, your old thinking patterns will hijack you before you realize it. Then, if your siblings do something that you did not anticipate, you will begin to feel – “I gave them so much. I expected something far better from them this time, but it has backfired on me as usual. When they never reciprocate, why should I try to be supportive?” This is just a knee-jerk reaction from your intellect. Don’t give in to the wiles of your mind or intellect. Respond only from your consciousness. From today don’t allow our intellect to mislead you. Live a life based on your consciousness and enjoy perennial peace, friendship, prosperity, health, bliss and contentment.
May all of you be enveloped by the grace of the Divine Mother Shri Shri Nimishamba. May all beings be happy.