Friday, 22 April 2011 09:20

The way to Inner Freedom

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Any sort of scrubbing and rubbing the blackboard will never make it transparent but a looking glass soiled, dusty or dirty when cleaned becomes transparent. We are free in our true nature but in hallucination we consider ourselves shackled in cause, time and space. Our Self is Free and Pure and it is a sin to consider it sinful by nature. It has not fallen through the sin of one man and does not depend upon the virtue of another man to save it.

 

The way to Inner Freedom is the realization that you are already God, Self, Pure and Free. Your freedom is not to be effected; it is simply to be realized through Vishvas Meditation. We have to put it into practice. We have to make use of it. A man has a treasure in house but has forgotten it. By digging he will find it but another man who has no treasure will not find it by digging.

It is illustrated with an ancient problem of goose in the bottle. A tiny goose was put in a bottle and proper feed and full attention was given to it. After some time, it became a full grown goose. Now the neck of the bottle is too small that the goose can’t come out. Either the bottle is to be broken or the goose has to be killed and taken out into pieces. Now the problem is that we neither want to break the bottle nor kill the goose.

Now this problem can’t be solved with intellect. It has to be meditated upon. The bottle is the mind and the goose is the soul or little self. Attempts have been made to control the mind or destroy the ego which is breaking the bottle or taking the drugs becoming also unconscious which is killing the goose.

Gurudev Shri Swami Vishvas Ji shows us the way of Meditation which is to avoid both i.e. breaking the bottle or killing the goose. Mind is not be controlled. It has to be transcended. We are to go beyond mind. Bottle is not to be broken. Let it remain intact. It has got its own use as a servant. We are to own our mastership which is the realization that the goose has always been out. So we are not to kill it. It was a hallucination that we considered ourselves in bondage.

जब अपने ही दिल में खुदाई है, काबा में सजदा कौन करे

The way to attain Inner Freedom is Vishvas Meditation which takes you beyond mind, connects you with third eye and your own source which is all blissful. Vishvas meditation is the easiest and spontaneous source of getting Inner Freedom. When we dive deep into meditation, we divest ourselves completely of all the negative thoughts which cause bondage to worldly affairs. We merge in the Great Unknowable and the thought of body, mind and intellect disappears. The goose is free and bottle is not broken.

In deep meditation, secrets of nature are unfolded and we realize that we are in true nature, Pure and Free and in deep slumber of ignorance we consider ourselves in bondage. This is Self-realization which is the outcome of deep Meditation.

अपनी न की तलाश बड़ी चूक ये हुई
बरसों किये खराब खुदा तलाश में हमने

For a man of realization or deep meditation

Stone walls do not a prison make
Nor iron bars a cage
Mind’s innocent and quiet take
That for a hermitage

The way to Inner Freedom is to fill your souls with the idea that Divinity is your bedstead to lie down upon. Feel that you live in God. Break all other ties. Snap all other connections. Discard all ideas of “I, me and mine”. Put all connections in the bound because in the holy and pious voice of Swami Ji

क्या क्या रूप लिये रिश्तों ने, जाने क्या क्या रंग भरे
अब तो फर्क नहीं लगता है, अपनो और बेगानों में

So, snap all ties in the sense that you remain in the world but the world must not live in you. The boat stays in water but water must not enter into the boat. We must remember that there is only one Truth, one Reality and one Divinity. All the other baffling circumstances, worldly worries and miseries are not real. We must absolve ourselves of all worldly desires, worldly property and worldly needs. We must remember that we can’t serve both God and mammon.

There is a wonderful truth in the words of Christ, “Sell thou hast, give to the poor and follow me”, but we are afraid to be free because bondage has become our second nature. As a result, we suffer from stress and strain and other disease resulting from it. We should desire Him in everything, feel Him in everything and have full conviction that there is nothing but Him in the universe. A great Spiritual Master proclaims:-

“So close, so close, my darling, close to me
Above, below, behind, before, you be
Around me, without me, with me, ‘O me’
How deeply, immensely and intensely you be
My baby, my lover”.

Gurudev Shri Ji recites the same sentiments in:-

तेरी याद में रो लेना यह प्यास हमारी है
विरह का इक आँसू सभी शास्त्रों से भारी है

Tears do flow down the cheeks when we are delved into deep Vishvas Meditation and that is the spontaneous and easiest way to Inner Freedom, which does not involve either breaking the bottle or killing the goose.

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