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From: sathyam (sathyam_at_giasmd01.vsnl.net.in)
Date: Sat Jun 12 1999 - 04:53:36 PDT
Dear brothers and sisters, Adiyen just read some questions about why good people suffer while others don't. Nice stories where told to answer that question best. But adiyen like to share some with you people which adiyen underwent when he asked the same question to his Gurudev and his solutions to overcome the problem. Adiyen just narrated his problems to Gurudev, then Gurudev said the following " There once was a mother who had two sons, one was good and other was bad. Mother always scolded and beat the good son whenever he did something wrong (at once). But she never even bothered to scold the bad son when he did a blunder. One day the good son asked his 'Mother don't you love . You beat me for small mistakes but you give full freedom to my brother'. Mother said 'No, my son you got me wrong. I care for you. I don't want you to make even a small mistake but i am tried with your brother that i have washed my hands on him. It is not freedom.If you have a problem i will be there to do it for you but he has to solve things himself.'( this is just a story.Mother's don't hate their child for sure in reality). If you are not convinced by this story stand by my side and i will clear you in the end of the day". Adiyen stood by his side. Lot of devotee came and narrated their problems. To some he gave solutions , while others got a big smile. At the end of the day adiyen started walking out of the room when Gurudev called back and said " I did not answer you? Did i?" . "But you have already answered them all " replied adiyen.Lot of people have lots of problems but we never no them all.We know only our own problems. He then gave adiyen some solutions. 1. Asked adiyen to make a survey . Adiyen has to asks two questions to people. Definition of suffering and happiness to each one of them he met. He gave a technique to arrive at an answer at the end. Gurudev said " As you know that for a question there can be only one answer but there may be many methods to solve them. If you get only one answer then you know sufferings exits but if you get more than one answer then you know a word 'suffer' doesn't exits". To my surprise Adiyen found out that people had different versions for sufferings and happiness..For some more money means more happiness and to some more money means more sufferings. So happy moments of some becomes unhappy moments for others. Hence it all depends on how you take it. Try not to differentiate things. Be like Lord Rama as told by Kambar "Showing his smiling face to both good and bad and treating them in the same manner". 2. Sufferings or happiness comes to you only if you are caught by Goddess Maya. How to get rid of Maya. Only way is to find the real or Sat. What is real in this world. Instead of trying to think what mistakes we have done it's better to think what is real in this world. How to find that. Gurudev gave me a secret to find out that. "The objects or material that change with time are Maya or delusion and those not affected by time are real" .If you follow this you may find that God alone is real. Your body is not real ( since it grows in size), money is not real, health, wealth, relationship, designation all are not real. You forget your loved ones after a course of time. So this is what Lord Krishna named as G~na Yoga in Gita. Do you know last but not the least time by itself is Maya since it changes. So never say " My time is bad". You may say that only if you are caught by Goddess Maya. All this never happen in a day. It takes a lot of time and mind. 3. Reading divine books and Divine Mantras are good only if you say them from your heart knowing the meaning of it. Chanting the Mantra with worries in the mind only has adverse effect. So simple and best way to pray is through Meditation. It is not something difficult. It just an exercise to your mind to relax it a bit as you do it to your body. At first it only relaxes your mind or brain by it can do miracles if used properly. Scientist have agreed that Meditating for a few minutes equals hours of sleep. Do you feel you sufferings when you sleep deeply?. As meditation progress a small light shines in between the two eye brows called the Cosmic center or the third eye. At this point of time you feel only your mind and the God himself nothing else .You don't feel the body or the surrounding environment. You will feel the Divine Joy or the Bliss. This joy can never be expressed. This remains even after you come out of the trance for a few minutes. This Joy alone is real . Nothing can be compared to it. All joy you had during your entire life time cannot equal this joy. As you go deep in meditation for hours this small light grows in size and engulfs you. At this point you become Lord Rama himself. You won't differentiate between good and bad . You will have the same smiling face to both of them and treat them equally. This is what Gurudev said to adiyen. It's all said easy but difficult to practice but if you do Joy is ever yours. Jai Guru Deva.