‘PEACE’ is the state of restful mind. This ‘PEACE’ is expressed in a poem by the distinguished spiritual giant of twentieth century:-
अपनी ना की तलाश, बड़ी चूक ये हुई बरसों किये खराब खुदा तलाश में हमने
It appears to be a paradox, an anomaly to be mindful without mind. Mind is the chief factor governing body. In all our activities of daily life, full concentration and co-operation of mind is required. Even ordinary perception is not possible if mind is running away in mysterious lands. We can hear only when mind is attached to the vibrations of the sound. For hours and hours, we may be turning over the pages of a book, we may not understand a single word unless mind is engrossed in deep study. How is it possible to be mindful without mind?
The main impediment in meditation is our deep involvement in this evanescent world which is mistakenly taken as permanent abode and sincere conviction that permanent happiness will be attained through our continuous struggle in the external world, which is considered to be the be-all and end-all of life. It is only when we are faced with stress and strain, troubles and tribulations, blows after blows that we look for something which is everlasting Bliss which is within and not without.
The entire phenomenal world is the creation of one’s own mind. It has been one’s monstrous enemy for innumerable births. Acting through senses, it tries to entangle one in its clutches forever. The eyes, ears, tongue, nose and skin are all its outlets through which it moves out freely and procures its nourishment.
It has been a clarion call from the saints and sages of past and present, “O ye Children of Bliss, give few moments to your own self.” Adam’s Curse has fallen on all of us, “Thou shall earn thy bread with the sweat of thy brow” and we are being crushed under the ever-lasting wheels of time, space and causation. We are so much lost in the worldly affairs that we have no time to spare for ourselves.
Man is the supreme creation of God. The Almighty has cast him in His own image. He enjoys a distinguished position due to being blessed with versatile spiritual, mental and physical endowments. But unfortunately, man does not realise his privileged position and does not care to explore.
Gurudev Shri Swami Vishvas ji proclaims that you must be mindful for the external world but you must leave the mind far behind while embarking upon the inner journey. All knowledge of the external world is obtained through the concentration of mind.
अपनी ना की तलाश, बड़ी चूक ये हुईबरसों किये ख़राब, खुदा तलाश में हमने
Real happiness lies within and not without. No amount of worldly comforts and luxuries can provide permanent happiness. When this world, in itself, is evanescent, how can it provide permanent pleasure? Moreover, pleasure and pain, happiness and sorrow, sun and shade are inseparable. They both are sides of the same coin. One who smiles today may have to wail sooner or later.