We all carry with us some strong conditionings right from the time we are born. And other few keep adding up in due course, during our growing years, or until someone as divine as SWAMIJI enters into our lives to help us sort our our inner self.😊
For almost 40-45 years I was foolishly unaware of the fact that one can change ones thinking. After 45or so, slowly I started to understand that I am not a permanent stuff, my thoughts can change with some efforts and a lot of grace.
Here I share below one such example wherein I learnt a very powerful life lesson.
My shallow thought pattern used to be –
“This girl must be a fast, cunning, selfish, demanding type🤔🤔🤔. Look at her dressing sense!!! Its so revealing. She is so fashionable. She must have never practised any good thing” hence she is a BAD person (a vague term, but this is what my shallow mind would think.)
If someone is wearing ethnics – saree, suit etc. in a decent way, not showing her body excessively then, she definitely is a GOOD person.
I had a clear demarcation between Good and Bad. To my mind, simplicity meant licence of goodness for woman.
Seeing some woman in western dress used to give me an impression that she must be an educated lady. As also every educated person, must, surely, be broad minded, well mannered, honest and full of all good qualities, having no vice whatsoever. All this was strongly engraved in me.
You see, transformation is such a slow process as also somewhat painful, from where I see it. And its simply not possible for me to put it in words. Its an ever going, non stop functioning of Nature, so to say. Everything happens at a subtle level, pinch by pinch, inch by inch.
By and by, as years got added to life, conditioning started to shift. Many factors helped and are still helping in this subtle change. Books, Media, Movies, Social exchanges with other people etc. – everything combines to give a new shape to our being. And I tell you that when we are hard enough not to get moulded by all the above combined, then Nature is left with no option but to teach us the hardest way. It manifests such circumstances that you are left with no choice but to learn the required lesson. When I read similar sentiments in The Book of Faith, wherein Swamiji is guiding a devotee, on the topic of excess body weight, that if we ourselves don’t do what is required to reduce obesity, then Nature won’t have an option. It would make you do it in some hard way. I understood immediately as to why I am facing what I am facing. That I need to work upon myself more diligently. That my miseries are the way of Nature to nurture me. And thats precisely why wise men say that miseries come to make you, after they break you out of your old mould.
जब पढ़ कर नहीं अपनाया, सुन कर नहीं सीखा, देख कर भी भूल गए, तो प्रकृति के पास यही विकल्प बचता है कि वह आप के जीवन को और थोड़ा उथल पुथल करे. ताकि आप ख़ुद भुगतो, स्वयं अनुभव करो,और फिर…….याद भी रहेगा, और अपनाया भी जायेगा. ऐसा सीखोगे कि भूलने पर भी नहीं भूलेगा.अगले जन्मों में भी नहीं…. 😊😊😊😊
Can’t thank Swamiji enough for such enlightened and transparent guidance through his words, spoken and written.🙇♀️🙇♀️🙇♀️🙇♀️
Today I do understand that not all heroines are bad, and not all simple looking ladies are good. Not all uneducated men are bad and not all highly qualified ones are good.
🌹🌹🌹🌹Conditioning is slowly going out and equanimity is knocking to enter….🌹🌹🌹
Maximum credit for this goes to Spirituality. Its such a magical journey. At times I feel so happy and joyous to notice such subtle shifts of mind that i just can’t stop dancing and singing along with the melodies of symphony called TRANSFORMATION.💃💃💃💃💃
(Kindly bear with my narration …… my hold on english language is very very basic, hence can’t give better words to my emotions )😊😊😊
At times, i feel overwhelmed…
राम नाम के हीरे मोती मैं बिखराऊं गली गली
लूट लो है कोई राम का प्यारा, शोर मचाऊं गली गली…..
मीरा, नानक, तुलसी का इतिहास सुनाऊं गली गली…..
Let us all spread fragrance of spirituality around, more through our noble ACTIONS 😊😊😊😊
H A R I……… BOL……🌼🌼🌼🌼