Knowing the unchanging unknown
The entire conflict in everyone’s minds on the planet is to find peace and joy, but this has become the most difficult task for everyone, rich or poor, male, or female, literate, or illiterate, from any religion or caste. There are numerous reasons for this, but one of the most important points raised by Spiritual Guru Sri Sri Ravishankar is about life’s unchanging aspect:
We’ve learned from our experiences that only a constant can see and understand the constantly changing phenomena that surround it. When we are walking on the seashore during high tide, we do not notice the sand moving beneath our feet; however, if we are steady, we can notice the sand moving beneath our feet; this means that steadiness or constant can notice the changing phenomenon. The same thing is happening inside of us; the changes in our bodies, actions, thought processes, and worldly matters are being monitored by someone who never changes, i.e., Constant. We refer to it as “Soul.”
When the mind rests in the soul, then peace and happiness dawn, and when the mind is peaceful, it becomes creative, innovative, energetic, brings clarity, improves intuitive ability, and raises awareness and alertness, all of which can be achieved by practicing daily meditation. This “game changer” ability can be obtained by regularly practicing meditation to connect individual identity to a non-changing aspect. The same mind can be a blessing to oneself, society, country, and planet, or a weak mind can act like a demon if spiritual practices, particularly meditation, are not practiced in daily life.
If you can win over your mind, you can win over the whole world.Sri Sri Ravishankar
Nature has provided an inbuilt mechanism to connect to non-changing aspects that we have forgotten or abandoned by focusing on materialistic aspects of pleasures, which add more troubles, unhappiness, disturbed minds, and many other social and physical issues and mental level.
The European materialistic world model has harmed society’s health and negatively impacted the environment. There is nothing wrong with living a luxurious life, but if it negatively impacts social and environmental health, such a life is disastrous, as we are seeing today. The goal of life is to be peaceful, and joyful, and to have a sense of belonging while also securing and growing the nation to create “Ram Rajya.”
Dharma’s instrument is the body (righteousness). You can only practice righteousness through the body if you want to. It is impossible for those who do not have a body to do it. That is why even the Devatas (Gods) must take human form to achieve liberation.
Character development is essential for overcoming negative traits. Materialistic and spiritual aspects in balance with a nation-first attitude will make life more joyful and peaceful. Only material life or just spiritual life without a nation-first attitude is useless; many people on the spiritual path are only concerned with their own peace and joy; the nation is secondary to them, and they may even support the wrong people in society, forgetting that spirituality and nation always coexist.
What happens to our great culture and spiritual values if the country is not safe can be seen in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and now Sri Lanka. Only by connecting individual consciousness to Bharat Ma’s consciousness will live truly blossom.
- In always wanting to be comfortable, you become lazy.
- In always wanting perfection, you become angry.
- In always wanting to be rich, you become greedy.
- When your intentions are very pure and clear, nature brings support to you.
- Do not be feverish about success, if your aim is clear and you have the patience to move towards it, nature will support you.
- If we maintain the purity in the heart, clarity in the mind comes and action becomes more harmonious.
- Don’t wait for someone to win you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul.
- Let us channel the energy to improve people’s lives and “Vishwa guru Bharat.”