O Illumined One! Why does life appear to be an endless race? Was life meant to be like this? Please guide me.
The Guru shared “As you already know life is an opportunity to realize and experience the truth about the Self. It is a golden opportunity to live in the oneness of creation and to know that everything and everyone is the manifestation of the same One Self. All experiences and situations in our life are only meant to be lessons on the path of this realisation. Thus, Self Realisation is the goal and the experiences of life are the process of achieving this goal.
Our family, friends, colleagues, acquaintances, enemies, etc are the cast responsible for our lessons. The objects of the world are the props that make the journey of life interesting and comfortable. During the journey we have to perform our dharma (duties and responsibilities). This requires us to pursue activities that help us in performance of our dharma.
However, somewhere we loose this perspective and get entangled in the props and the activities that are means to these props. The goal gets lost and life becomes a relentless pursuit to acquire more and more props. Ego takes over and competitiveness begins. The need for recognition makes us so obsessed that we start believing that the end justifies the means. We get trapped in the race. We forget our real goal. We get possessed by the material goals.
This is when a Master or Guru walks in our life. He reminds us of our true heritage. He awakens us to our true reality. He helps us to reclaim the lost perspective.
He shows us the path of love. He inspires us on the road of truth and righteousness. He demonstrates that this journey is all about the right means, for the end is a natural consequence of the means adopted. He holds our hand and corrects our path. We begin experiencing the milestones of compassion, care, sharing, forgiveness and love. As we traverse further on the path of love you experience that love is both the path and the goal. Love is the only Reality. Love is the self that we seek.”
I was at loss for words. Once again the Master had so simply and effortlessly corrected my perspective. Once again he put me back on the path with consummate ease. Only a highly realised Master can so selflessly share wisdom and that too in a language that everyone can understand.
O Master please accept my salutations on behalf of all my brother’s and sister’s. Thank you for this New Year Gift. I share this gift with all my loved ones.
A year of new energy and a new beginning – 2017.
Love, Light and Newness