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Prema Rasa Madira (Vol. I - III)
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bhavi ka bharosa taju govind radhe, vartaman men hi man hari me laga de
Part - 1

A human body is received by a soul only after millions of births. Even if he receives a human form, it is only with great luck he attains the association of a true Saint. Even if he were to receive the association of a Saint, he must still have faith in him. If only we were to attain all of these and also realise where our ultimate happiness lies. We all have one fault: we postpone practicing spirituality, “I’ll do it, but I’m still young. These are my days to enjoy. When I get old and retire, then I’ll do it.”

The Vedas explain: “Don’t delay! Don’t say or think, ‘I will do it later.’” Every day you see that people are dying. There is no guarantee you will live to see the next moment or not. Every day thousands of babies are dying. Young people are also dying. Then why do we delay our spiritual practice until old age? This is a very great fault. If we have to catch a train at 7:30, we are there by 6:30. We never make the mistake of arriving at 7:29 to catch a train at 7:30. We are always very careful in the world. When you are driving, you are aware of vehicles coming in your direction. You remain extremely careful until you reach your home. We always remain careful in the world. But what happens when the topic of spirituality arises? We postpone it, “I’ll do it later.”

When Ravana was dying, Rama said to Lakshman, “Go to Him and receive His teachings. He was a scholar of the four Vedas.” Ravana said, “Lakshman, perform good actions immediately and postpone bad actions for later.” A person thinks, “Today, I’m going to commit this wrong act,” then he reconsiders, “No, I’ll do it tomorrow instead.” It may happen that by tomorrow he changes his mind and saves himself from performing that wrong action.

Imagine a person was in a good state of mind to practice spirituality, to attach his mind to God, to offer his wealth in charity, but he said to himself, “I’ll do it tomorrow.” First of all, who knows if he will live to see tomorrow? If he lives, who is to say that the good state of mind he is enjoying today he will enjoy the following day? There is no guarantee. The mind is so unpredictable that it can change completely in one minute. What to say of one minute, it could change in a second.


An English translation of a discourse delivered in Hindi by:
Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj
13 May 2010
Bhakti Dham, Mangarh
© Radha Govind Samiti


Part - 2

Do not delay spiritual practice, but worldly things you must definitely delay, and you must always consider the mind your foe. This is another one of our faults. We consider the mind our friend. “My mind told me, ‘Go to sleep.’” “My mind said, ‘Eat sweets now.’” Do not believe what the mind tells you to do. You also be stubborn, “Whatever my mind tells me to do, I won’t do it!”

You know the nature of monkeys. They are extremely active. How do people train them to dance? First, they put the monkey on a 50 ft. leash and he jumps within that limit. If he tries to go beyond this, the leash hurts his neck. After he repeatedly tries to go beyond 50 ft. and is unsuccessful, then he says, “Alright, I’ll just jump here.” When the trainer sees that after one week the monkey hasn’t tried to go beyond 50 ft., then he shortens the leash to 25 ft. Now the monkey tries to jump up to 50 ft, but cannot. After this, the trainer reduces the leash to 10 ft., and finally when he reduces it to 1 ft., the monkey sits quietly. The mind is like this monkey.

In ancient Greece there was a poor man whose name was Diogenes. He used to beg for alms from a stone statue, “Give me some bread!” Will a stone statue give bread? People saw this and thought, “He was such a man of God and a scholar, and he has gone fully mad!” Some people mustered up the courage and asked him, “What are you doing?” Diogenes said, “What can I do? When I go to people to beg for a little bread, they turn their face and walk away from me or they motion me to go away. So I’m practicing asking the stone statue so that when I don’t get anything I don’t feel bad. I shouldn’t get angry and lose what I have accomplished spiritually.”

You also should not lose what you have gained, therefore consider your mind your foe and do not postpone your spiritual practice. Remember these two points.


An English translation of a discourse delivered in Hindi by:
Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj
13 May 2010
Bhakti Dham, Mangarh
© Radha Govind Samiti



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