Sunday, May 27, 2001
Swami came at 4.30 pm. Swami came to the Jhoola and on seeing a student…
Swami : Take Namaskar. (To Brindavan Warden) He got ‘O’ grade.
Swami then sat on the Jhool and gave a Discourse. A gist of the Divine Discourse given then:
By the Samskara (transformation) of Sadhana (spiritual practice), Jiva (individual sould) can become Deva (Divine). But today, man with all his intelligence, thinks that he has got the human life only to enjoy sense pleasures. The sense pleasures that man enjoys, even worms, insects, animals and birds enjoy. Man’s goal is unique. Sense pleasures are not important. Sense control is important. But man doesn’t bother about it. God has given a goal for man.
Mahabharata and Ramayana, both depict ideals. Dharmaraja played the game of dice. But he never lost his patience, even when his wife was humiliated. He uttered a half-truth, “Ashwatthama Hatah Kunjarah”, meaning Ashwatthama, the elephant had been killed. He told Kunjarah (elephant) in a low tone. He said this as he followed Krishna’s orders implicitly. But because he uttered a lie, he had to pass through hell after he reached the other world.
Similarly, Hanuman was ever ready to serve Rama. Once all the brothers of Rama decided to share all the duties of serving Rama amongst themselves. Hanuman was not assigned any duty. They agreed to give Hanuman any duty. Hanuman asked for the service of snapping his fingers whenever Rama yawned. As this duty was assigned to him, he had to be with Rama always. He was a Deena (slave) in front of Rama, but a Dheera (courageous one) in front of Ravana. Every hair on his body chanted Rama’s name. Hanuman said, “God’s Darshan, Sparshan and Sambhashan have great potency. I will always serve Rama.”
|Blessings from the Trayee Brindavan Balcony|
Aarti was offered at 5.35 pm and Swami gave Prasadam trays to students and blessed all from the balcony before retiring for the day.