Be in the company of Saints
For those who have read this blog in the past - the past few threads have been somewhat different.
Having scribed the words of Sri Sadguru Sidderameshwar Maharaj - it is those words that want to be shared.
Becaueup to date, what has been shared are appearances appearing on the screen and what the Guru speaks of and points to is the screen itself.
In times like these where I literally have come to doubt everythng, it is beautiful and a relief to have tasted moments where doubt does not exist.
Still deeply in the world of duality with dips into Self - I offer these words to anyone drawn to reading them and should it be you - then Know you have been Seen by the Seer, the Sadguru Himself.
This dimension is collapsing on itself - we have been sold idols of no depth .
Any major spiritual teacher within the last 50 years is to be discounted.
We have been taught that the ancient Guru - Disciple path is foolish and we all know the answers lie within.
What we have not been told is that inTruth one is guided to Realization through the Saints. Such profound offerings can be discovered in this realm - on the very same medium through which we get our temporal fix of Illusion.
So Thus he spake:
The Doubting Thomas
"The Saddhu" has become the Reality.
Who should we call a Sadhu (a Saint)?
Only He, who has become " Reality" that "We are Brahman" that "All is Brahman"etc.
To say or conceive that one has become somebody and that someone is transforming into something else, is nothing but the game of ego.
Our being "good" or being "bad" is a kind of bonday that compels us to remain in a body.
Actually there is nothing but Brahman.
As it is not possible for a rabbit to have horns, it is not possible for anything other than Brahman to exist. Therefore it can rightly be said that doubt has been banished beyond the universe. The doubt is itself the nature of the individual, the jiva. The jiva is gone, and with it, doubt is gone.
The main doubt pertains to "Who am I?" or "Who should I be?". When I am convinced of who I am, and how I am, then the doubt disappears. It goes beyond the universe.
In Reality, doubt is non existent.
A Saint is like sugar. It does not matter whether it is stored vertically or horizontally, it remains sugar. Similarly, a Saint might be in any situation, but he is still a Saint.
He is neither fresh nor stale, neither pure nor impure. That which is pure, can never become impure. The Saint is that "Pure Reality"
The quality of the tongue or stomach is not affected by the taste of food. Similarly, when the entirety of existence is looked upon by a Saint, he does not discriminate as to whether anything is auspicious or not. People think that it is auspicious for a bride to put her right foot first while entering the home. Such concpets are superstitious and only breed doubt. The doubt of the Saint is vanished from the universe.
The Guruputras who have attained Knowledge are accustomed to getting experience according to their determination or faith. To reach the convicton about anything is possible in two ways.
One is total devotion to the Guru, and the other is through intense austerities or ascetic practices. These austere practices must be firmly fixed in purpose. This is clearly stated in the Vedanta. If even once the understanding is imparted by the Guru, one's Consciousness is transfomed, it is Brahman.
The Saint is one with the Absolute. One whose doubt is gone is the Saint. There must be faith in the teaching of the Guru. When one has no Self - Knowledge, and does not know who one is, one must try to concentrate the mind with all of one's determination. When we think that the teaching of the Guru is not true, it is by that doubt we remain as an individual.
The path of rituals and actions (path of karma) is full of all kinds of doubts. Suppose a brahmin (someone of the priest caste) bathes in a river and then proceeds towards him home. If someone says that an untouchable has touched the water, immediately the bath is useless. They way that if a mantra is not chanted in sanskrit, it is not true and proper. All of this is because of the tendency to doubt.
Houseflies sit on dirty things and then fly towards good food and sit on that. Doubt makes the food useless. It is only doubt, but the overly careful ritualist throws away the food. It is very difficult to perform any ritual wherein there is no fault, because there are so many who will create misgivings in your mind. it is almost impossible to escape doubt.
There has to be renunciation of karma. One must realize that he is not the doer, the actor. This is very necessary. The sense that is created in our mind, that actions create results, and that we have to suffer those results, is a very powerful poison.
Actually, we are not the doers.
In the wake of action, the concept of doership ariss, and in the wake of that doubt arises. Without devotion to the Sadguru, renunciaiton of action will not be understood. Without that understanding you will not be able to drop (karma).
The path of action and ritual is full of the pitfalls of doubt. Knowledge, however is without doubt.
There is nothing sacred except Knowledge. Knowledge is pure and sacred. Others want to compel you to give to charity or to do sacrifices in the fire for the fruit that you may receive some comfort. All of this is only for purification of the mind. Through the false, gradually the True is discovered.
The ocean is vast but it is also full of internal disturbances that are continuous day and night. The Saint has no doubt. Desirelessness or ascetisim with a doubtful mind is of a very poor quality"
Everyone should have trust in a Saint who has realized Brahman and get their own emancipation. The indiviudual, who is a non entity, is always imagining things that are not existing. The man/woman who has slain the demon of doubt has gained the entire wisdom of the Vedas. "To Know" is the Vedic Path.
Master of Self Realization - An Ultimate Understanding
Sri Sadguru SiddharameshwarMaharaj.
ISBN 978 - 0 578-02789-0
Remember to breathe, to laugh and to love.
And keep the company of Saints.
I have watched this movie several times and each time am moved to tears at this being. Warning it is low graphics and slow - and for me nothing could have been more beautiful.
In this ice landscape at the foot of the Himalayas he reveals Himself -
Even the way in which he receives gifts - with neither attraction , nor repulsion. At 15 minutes the God Realization begins.