Even though we want to abide in the thoughts of Brahman throughout the day, we often find that our mind slips away to other thoughts. Inspite of knowing that the Atma Vichara is the only way to eternal happiness, the mind continues to dwell in the thoughts of perishable objects! Why does this happen?
Ma enlightens us that it is because our minds are currently laden with a host of likes and dislikes towards the objects of the world. These likes and dislikes distract the mind and makes it restless. In a restless mind, Atma Vichara or Brahma Bhavana becomes impossible.
So a seeker must exclusively spend some time everyday and whenever possible, to dwell in Atma Vichara, to remain one with those thoughts. Drawing abundant strength and inspiration from the inexhaustible source, one has to slowly clear away the taints of the mind. Ma tells us that a pure and regulated mind will reveal the Self effortlessly!
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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.