Samanatha or Equanimity

Imagine there is a wealthy person, and a poor person meets him. The poor person will definitely respect the wealthy person. Similarly, when one meets a person with great knowledge, one shrinks before this knowledge and accepts the other person is bigger. But when one sees someone smaller or lower than himself, the same person will become arrogant and say – you know nothing, I know more than you.

For equanimity, for Oneness, one can always try and work. It is difficult in these times for even Avatars to attain equanimity because one needs to first surrender(Juhkna). For equanimity, the ‘ego’ needs to be killed. For a person to become a hero, he needs to become a zero first. I.e. he needs to remove his ‘ego’ completely. If he can become a zero, then he will definitely become a zero. And this does not happen all of a sudden. So, to become balanced, it is absolutely necessary to sacrifice your ego.

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Accepting mistakes

Imagine you are standing and I am sitting down. Imagine you did something wrong and the person in front of you is aware of what you did. Many a time, we ourselves do not know what we are doing. Only someone who knows more than you, will know whether you are doing something right or wrong. Take parents for example, who stop their children from doing wrong things – the children do feel bad, when their parents stop them. The parents have seen the world, the society, they have experienced these things and therefore they tell the children – don’t do these bad things. The child might think – I am not like that, I will never do anything wrong. Continue Reading

Meeting a Guru

These days, times are such that people come, they ask questions- some simple, some doubts and the answers are simple. Everyone has problems, we mostly talk about problems, this difficulty, that difficulty, this that.

There is a need to understand one thing though – how fortunate one is that one can ask simple questions to a ‘great power’, and how simply, gently, easily one is able to converse with a great Guru. Bhagawan keeps creating maya about the Guru or great power masking His true identity in simplicity (the Guru is simple, don’t get fooled by the Guru’s simplicity). And there are many things that only God knows – be it worldly matters or spiritual matters or be it about Maya. These are topics that need to be talked about too (not just mundane problems).

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