Realise that God Dwells Within, 4

If everyone were to accept and follow this, the pious age of Satyuga would come again on this Earth. Otherwise, every rule and manner of civil behaviour we have to externally enforce. This doesn’t create true peace. Instead we think the really important things to do in life are to make more money, act according to our whims and engage in as many sensual entertainments as possible. These tendencies will only go away when we remember God’s presence. If we don’t practice remembering Him, then the consequence is tension and the suffering that comes from incarnating in lower species, because there is no guarantee that we will receive a human birth in our next life.

iha che dashkadbodhum prasharirasya visrasah. (Vedas) The human form is only occasionally received in millions of lifetimes. kabahunk kari karuna nar dehi, deta isha binu hetu sanehi. (Ramayana) God grants this sometimes according to our karmas. Thus, begin by practicing this every hour. Don’t say anything aloud. No one has to know what you are doing. For just one second think, “He is seated within.” Then repeat this every thirty minutes. You can still do this while working. You don’t have to enter into a meditative trance to do this. Then repeat this every fifteen minutes. After this, the feeling, “He really is seated within,” will come naturally.

Think of the pride that a billionaire like Mukesh Ambani or Bill Gates has when they think about their position in life. But what would we feel if we fully realised that Supreme God who is the Lord of the universe is seated in our hearts? This feeling would remain and we wouldn’t be able to perform wrong action.

 

An English translation of a discourse delivered in Hindi by:

Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj

2 August 2011

Bhakti Dham, Mangarh

© Radha Govind Samiti

 

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