We know what the Bible, Bhagvad Geeta, Vedas, Quran and other sacred scriptures say. We know what the great Masters, Avatars, Gurus and other luminaries of wisdom say. We know this, we know that and we know everything. We have heard it endlessly, time and time again.
Yet, despite all that knowledge we experience no change in our lives. We don’t implement any of this knowledge in our lives. We are great intellectuals renowned for our intellect but somehow we are unable to transform ourselves.
Our intellect remains academic and doesn’t bring any change in our thoughts, feelings and actions. The more we experience the ravages of life the more we lament at our helplessness. The more the world appears to be full of sorrow and suffering.
In search of solace we desperately seek a Guru or a Master. We, once again, hear soothing words, we feel reassured and we begin to feel comfortable.
We now start depending upon this external teacher who provides shade in the harsh summer of life. We become utterly dependent on the Master. We once again become like the elephant that forgets its strength and gets chained to the small stake in the ground.
We continue in this state of stupor unaware of our own divinity. We find ourselves unable to practice the knowledge we have gained. Knowledge becomes wisdom at the touchstone of experience. Wisdom unshackles the power of the soul. This then is ‘viveka’ or discrimination. The key to our divinity lies in our hands and not with our Guru or Master. We and we alone have to live our lives.
The Guru shows us the path and removes our ignorance. We make the mistake of thinking that the Guru is the destination. The Guru that likes the flock and tries to keep it together does a great disservice to his disciples or followers. On the other hand, the Guru that urges the disciples to fearlessly move forward in the world is the greatest benefactor. We must learn to fly on our own.
The world is a great school and we have come to learn, evolve and grow. We must graduate from this school. I pray that the teachers and Gurus of today should selflessly make the students and disciples grow beyond the comforts of their gurukul or school. Detach yourself from your wards and make them fly. Let Go. Bless them to be fearless and selfless.
Go, fly and be Free.
Love, Light and Gratitude,