As the beautiful narration of Yoga Vasistha continues, Ma gives us an insight into the qualities of a True Disciple. Why do we find ourselves not progressing in our Sadhana? Ma fondly tells us – just an acquiring of knowledge will not suffice, rather the cultivation of Sadhana Chatushtayam (four-fold virtues) alone will bring about a transformation in us. Being in a loving association of a Mahatma and following his instructions with great faith and humility, marks the beginning of the real sadhana for a seeker of Truth.
Having started on this path, we already have these four-fold virtues in some measure. The call is to develop them further under the guidance of a Self-Realized Knower – to overcome all our inhibitions and walk on a path of expansion. This alone will take our seeking to its intended fulfillment.
Yogavasistha Ramayanam 2.2.11, 2.2.13, 2.2.14, 2.2.19, 2.2.20
Vivekachudamani 17, 25, 3, 36, 15, 486, 519
Bhagavad Gita 2.67, 4.34
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Those days, there were many rats staying in various pockets of the tiled roof. My room had a very low ceiling and I could even touch the roof tiles. At night, I would see big, big rats running around just near me.
I got back to my daily chores, but the scene remained in my mind – the old man’s wrinkled face, his gleaming eyes, the contentment he enjoyed, his refusal to accept more than ‘his minimum needs’! How many of us can take such a stand?
Bhakti is not so much in the worship with flowers, garlands, lamps or incense sticks. Neither it is in chanting His names and praises. It is verily in living and acting according to the wish of the Lord, pleasing Him, imbibing qualities and attitudes that He wants us to imbibe.