One day you had a desire to hug your mother, so you hugged her. You felt happiness. Then you physically separated. Again you felt like hugging her. You ate ten rasagullas and filled your stomach. Now you won’t eat any more, otherwise you will be sick. After twenty-four hours, “I want more rasgulla!” What kind of disease is this that first you have detachment and then desire? You must understand this science deeply because only then will you become truly detached. And if you do not become detached from the world, then why would you think of or become involved with God?
First examine what happiness you are getting from the world. The world is the place where first you have happiness, and then suffering. God’s area is attained after first exerting some effort and then attaining supreme divine bliss. If a mother did not tolerate the discomfort of a nine-month pregnancy, no child would ever be born. Every mother has to tolerate this, no matter if she is a queen, a dog, a donkey or a buffalo. Everyone has to go to school, even the prime minister’s son. He also has to listen to the teacher, accept her reprimands and do what she says or be punished. God has made the same rule for everyone.
It is absolutely necessary to understand spiritual theory. But if this is not put into practice, this knowledge becomes our enemy by increasing our pride.
An English translation of a discourse delivered in Hindi by:
Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj
6 October 2010,
Bhakti Dham, Mangarh
©Radha Govind Samiti
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