Wednesday, February 8, 2017

[gita-talk] I don't feel that I am different from the body, what to do?


|| ShriHari ||

Questioner -  I don't feel that I am different from the body,  what to do?

Swamiji -  The body itself is "me" and it is "for me" -  this is association with "unreal" (perishable). You are real (imperishable), while the body is unreal.  You are imperishable and eternal, while the body is perishable and destructible.  Therefore how can you be one with the body?
Questioner -  We know this point, but this knowledge does not remain permanently.  What to do?  

Swamiji -  If it does not remain with you, then do you feel sorry about this? Do you see any harm, any loss in this knowledge not remaining or remaining (lasting)?  If you want this knowledge that "I am separate from this body" to last, then, you will find no obstacles at all in this. You are not sorry at all that this knowledge does not last for long.  Right now you are saying so, that this does not last, but at other times also do you remember this?  
It is not a rule that you are always able to find a way to fulfill the needs of the body.  As such the needs of the body are fulfilled on their own.

Praarabdh pehle rachaa, peeche rachaa sharir |
Tulasi chinta kyon kare, bhaj le Shri Raghuveer  ||
There is no contract on you for the sustenance of this body.  Simply by worrying about the sustenance of this body, you are intentionally causing turmoil and misery.  As such, this body will be sustained as it is supposed to be, whether you make an effort or not.  If you are destined to die without food then, however much effort you make,  you will have to die without food.  If you are not supposed to die, then whether you do not put forth any effort, the body will be taken care off.
You do not pay attention to this point that God has already made the provisions for the sustenance of this body, but not for the fulfillment of your desires and thirsts (Trushnaa)! Not at all!  Not one bit!  There is no provision for the fulfillment of such desires such as  - may I get so much of a something etc., but there is full provision for the sustenance of this body. He who has given birth, he has made full arrangements for its sustenance.  Had you or I produced the milk in your mother's breasts?   Had either you or I made any effort to produce the milk?  He who made provision for the mother's milk,  has he changed now?   Has he died ?  Has he changed the old rules now?  Therefore never worry about the sustenance of this body.  I do not forbid you from making an effort; make effort only for the sustenance.  This is because objects have a connection with one's actions (karmas).  Therefore perform actions, but do not worry.         

From "Kalyaankari Pravachan"  in Hindi by Swami Ramsukhdasji.


other comments :   

As long as one remains an ignorant being, he/she carries lot of misconceptions and any amount of lectures, even by the learned, is not going to serve any purpose. Study Vedanta, reflect upon them and sincerely practice prayer and meditation, one will get convincing answers and can experience the real from the unreal. No short cuts.

Hari: Om


Dear All,
If you want to "disconnect" your body and mind then you go for
"thinking divine, 24/7". This is coming from "simran" in Bhagwat-
Gita. Thanks for your time.





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