hari sab ura raha govind radhe,
yaha vishvasa tohin hari tey mila de
"God resides in everyone’s heart. If you had complete faith in this, you would attain Him."
There is no greater sin than hurting another. Even so, we forget this all the time. We keep on hurting others through our behaviour and words, and we keep on thinking, “She is like this . . . he is just like that . . . but I am good!” You won’t think anything negative about yourself.
Your Guru has done such hard work for you. He has bestowed so much grace on you, and yet you remain as you were in the beginning. We are not concerned in the least about our own spiritual welfare. If we were to die in the next moment, what would happen? We should think deeply about this. Think about your spiritual welfare. And don’t have faith in the longevity of your body. You may have faith in all else, but not in this.
There was a hale and hearty wrestler. He was going somewhere, met with an accident and died. He didn’t think about this moment happening. There was an important prime minister or president. He died in a helicopter accident or his plane crashed. He may have just been driven somewhere, had an accident and died. Someone may slip in the bathroom, strike his head and die. Falling is just an excuse. The real reason is that everyone’s time of death is predetermined.
God remains in everyone’s heart. When our time is up, He says, “Let’s go!” If a person says, “Can I have a few more seconds?” God says, “No, it’s time to go. But I am coming with you!” He doesn’t just take the sinners like this, it happens to everyone. Even Saints follow these rules. Adi Shankaracharya left this world at the age of thirty-two, although in reality, these rules of death don’t apply to Saints. A Saint has the power to leave at any time or extend his time. If they follow these rules anyway – this is a separate point.
Therefore, a soul under maya should remain vigilant every moment. He should not have faith in his longevity, and he should have faith that God dwells in everyone’s heart. He should remember these two points.
An English translation of a discourse delivered in Hindi by:
Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj
2 July 2010,
© Radha Govinda Samiti
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