In this thought provoking satsang, Ma tells us that as long as we foster an identification with the body, there is no escape from the pangs of suffering.
Everything in our life, the body, the mind, the intelligence, the possessions, the relations - all of them constantly undergo change, decline and finally perish. How can one hope to remain happy and contented by holding on to anything fleeting? So a wise man should immediately take up vichara and seek the permanent abode.
Ma exhorts us to pursue this path of vichara and go beyond all our wrong identifications - to bring ourselves back to our real nature, the 'I' - the unchanging, unaffected witness of everything and the fountain of unbroken bliss!
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Narayanashrama Tapovanam, an Ashram located in Thrissur, Kerala, embodies the unique tradition of Guru-shishya Parampara, disseminating Brahmavidya (Science of Self-knowledge) through regular classes, satsangs, and above all, through learning in the association of a realized spiritual master.
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.