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Thursday, July 15, 2010
dadi at Shantivan
Dadi Janki - 13th July 2010 (pm) – Shantivan – Teachers Bhatti
The Best Service of All
At the present time the best service of all is to remain light and to make others light.
Knowledge makes the soul light – yoga gives us might. First there should be gyan and yoga – only then should we move on to other things.
There are 2 types of light – one is to be light in weight and the other is the light that you see. If you are heavy in your thoughts you will not be able to remain light. Learn how to make your thoughts good and you will be able to remain light.
To stay light these days doctors recommend that you pay attention to diet, exercise and fresh air. Many illnesses are caused by pollution. Here too it is what is in the ‘air’ - in the atmosphere that affects us and makes us heavy. All sorts of vibrations come from all sorts of directions. This is why it is essential to create a good atmosphere. Good quality thoughts create a good atmosphere. But for that I need realisation. I need to realise that I am having waste thoughts and that waste thoughts are like poison where as positive thoughts are nourishing like nectar. It is my responsibility to keep the vibrations good. To create a constantly good atmosphere.
In terms of service – if I were to stand back and see as a detatched observer – then I would say that I have not done any service. Baba is the One doing it all. Our part is simply to pay attention to gyan, yoga and dharna.Nowadays souls seem to enjoy the ‘buzz’ of doing service. You have become very busy but many feel empty inside. Service has become a focus and an entertainment but in reality service should just be the consequence of gyan, yoga and dharna.
Through knowledge, yoga and inculcation we can do service. All we have to do is to follow what Baba says. Yoga is a personal experience. Knowledge is what make us good and gives us realisation. One who has good dharna will be able to do good service. People have regard for those who have dharna. Our dharna is visible through our face and activity. My dharna should be such that no-one should need to complain about me or my activity. Dharna comes through introversion, concentration and having love for solitutde.
Flexibility is also a very important quality. My nature has to also be easy so that others feel easy and peaceful in my company. There were once 2 brothers and they said to Dadi – ‘We are very felxible – whatever service you give us we will be happy to do it.’ Soon after that there was an invitation to do an exhibition – it was due to take place in a basement but the place was so so dirty. I rememebered the offer from the brothers and asked them to clean it. They worked so hard, so hard and made everything sparkle. They served with their bones and so many souls emerged from that exhibiton. Nowadays people want ready made easy service without having to make any effort. Someone recently said to me ‘ I was invited to such and such a place for service but when I got there I was dismayed to see that they had made no preperations and arrangements.’ You can tell what type of a server they are of from this statement. These days many just spend money here and there to get service done but there isnt that genuine effort put into service.
In fact we don’t need to use our intellects to think about service itself - we just need to stay light and things will happen. When someone comes to the centre – they first hear knowledge and they think ‘this is good. These are unique aspects.’ Then after that they have an expereince yoga and Baba pulling them. Then on the 3rd day when they see our dharna – it is clear demonstration for them of how they have to become. They instantly decide ‘ this is how I want to be.’ So then they stay. So where did service come into it ?
People should see us and expereince seeing light. Be simple and a sample. Let me understand the deep signficance of remaining light. I need to stay light and make others light. Never let me say – so and so is like this and so I have to careful how I handle them. They are what they are, but why should that affect my lightness.
In the early days we sometimes made a prgramme to eat only millet chappatti and buttermilk for 15 days. Some felt that their health wouldn’t be able to cope and so they exluded themselves from the programme whereas others even though they were sometimes frail and weak in health remained light in their attitude and participated. Nothing happened to them but the ones who had exluded themselves – many ended up leaving. We made such programmes to prepare oursleves so that in future times no matter what the conditions of the world might become we would be able to sustain ourselves.
At one point I had offered to Dadi Chadermani that rather than torn clothes being discarded I could patch them up. It would be good to economise for the yagya in this way. People would leave things outside my door. Baba came to hear about what I was doing and he too said he wanted his clothes patched rather than getting new ones. There was such lightness in doing everything. If you can save in this way do so. If you choose to spend here and there – that’s your choice but you must know that this time won’t return. Time is moving on.
Be light – don’t say there is too much to do and feel under pressure.
Being light also means being like a lighthouse. Sometimes a lighthouse indicates which way you should go but at other times it also tells you where you should NOT go. So if I see someone on the wrong track then let me guide them to go in the right direction. Be a guide – because people trust guides.
A lighhouse shows the way but the lighthouse needs to be connected to a power source. This is why we need both light and might. We need 3 things :Relationship, connection and communication with Baba. This is what makes the soul into a powerhouse. No relationships with Baba should be missing. Sometimes thought we might have relationship ieg be related to our mother or father but we don’t keep a connection and so there is no closeness. We have to have connection, relationship and communication in order to come close to each other. When we come close to one another and the seniors especially we can feel a current. This is why I empahsise that people should come close and not keep themselves at a distance. There shouldn’t be the feeling that you don’t want to take someones time. Isn’t that what time is for ? If time is used to come close – it is time well spent. When it comes to communication let me communicate with just the One. Ne need to communicate here and there, with this one and that one.
Dadi Janki, Shantivan, Morning class, 12th July, 2010
The difference between Yoga and Yaad
Every word of Baba’s is filled with significance and importance. We have to stabilize and experience the meaning behind those words. ‘I am a soul’ – become still and stable in the experience of the true meaning of this. It is the start of the Bhatti. To be in a bhatti means two things 1) to be baked , 2) to be washed and laundered. In the early days we would wash the close in very hot water – so that all the dirt could be extracted. In a bhatti you become strong – you become a strong well baked brick but ….Then the bricks need to be made into a wall and that only happens when many bricks come together and join together with the cement of love. You might be strong but if you were to become completely loving then imagine the result.
Today in the murli Baba refers to both yaad (remembrance) and yoga. What is the difference ? Yaad is that which takes you towards the destination, past is past. At the present time we are moving forward with a lot of light and might. Yoga means – to have that connection – one through which I receive strength / power. Baba refers to that as yogbal – the power of yoga through which the new world is established. Yoga power makes many tasks possible. Yaad is personal. Yoga is for the sake of service.
When it comes to remembrance Baba says again and again : ‘Stay in remembrance, Stay in remembrance, Stay in remembrance, ‘. It is when we see the benefits that come from remembrance that we stay in remembrance. When you are aware of the benefits – then the question of having to remember actually finishes – you simply can’t forget.
We used to have a song – ‘we are going to the regions – the string of love is pulling us.’ So we don’t need to do anything – we are simply being ‘pulled’.
We use the expression ‘pilgrimage of remembrance’ – on a pilgrimage many go together. You don’t go on your own and yet at the same time you are not dependant on anyone either.
When you sit for remembrance – there is the experience that all that which is to do with the body has been left down below.
Sometimes in remembrance you might remember some words Baba has spoken and that brings great joy. It is very importance that I remain full of joy and happiness no matter what comes my way.
There is so much power ( Shakti) in remembrance. Many things are achieved through remembrance. All I have to do is have remembrance. In remembrance my bhavna (loving faith filled feelings and intentions) become pure. It is essential to have good bhavna –towards those I am connected and in relationship with, towards the service I do and even towards myself. Never let your bhavna towards your self go down. Always keep hopes in yourself.
Remembrance is in the intellect. Bhavna is in the heart. Whilst sitting in remembrance let me check the bhavna that is in my heart. Do I have any desires in my heart for anything. Let there be no desires. Look at Baba – He is so selfless. In fact – if I have bhavna in my heart, everything I need will come to me. Desires make us limited. Bhavna on the other hand makes me unlimited. It is essential to understand the deep philosophy of karma especially in this aspect. We may have conquered lust and anger but what about greed and possessiveness. One who wants things in other words has greed, will never be able to take benefit from the things that they already have.
Bhavna is a very subtle thing. Bhavna means that I have feelings of Godly love for everyone. If I have bhavna then my thought, even the slightest of a thought, will automatically take practical shape. I won’t need to ‘do’ anything as such to make things happen. That thought could be for the self, for service, for others. I can make effort for myself but if I make effort in Baba’s remembrance then I also get a lot of power and strength. In fact, what is effort? The only effort we need to make is 1) to keep Baba with us as our Companion and b) to watch the drama as a detached observer.
When I understand how bhavna works and I understand the philopshy of karma about greed then I can be yogyukt. Baba has established and sustained the yagya through yoga. When Baba was in sakar, we always had the feeling that he was avyakt. And now that he is avyakt he makes sure that no child feels that they missed out on the sakar – he gives such a feeling of being in sakar with us. Baba is the One establishing the new world with the power of yoga. We are simply with u\Him to witness how he does it. He has a plan which He carries out and then He hides himself away.
My attitude will reveal my bhavna and my attitude is that which creates the vibration all around. A powerful atmosphere and vibration can finish that which is negative. If I become even slightly less positive then negativity will immediately find a way of slipping inside me. Once negativity gets inside me it finishes and attacks my truth and faith. This is why we are in this Bhatti. We are experiencing the bhatti her in Shantivan but the vibrations will reach the world. Vibrations can travel when we let go of being limited. So my request is ‘Please, please, please leave all limited matters’. When we get stuck in limits one of two things happen to us 1) either we get caught up in someone or 2 ) we clash with someone. Save yourself from this. Once you get caught up in someone then you stop listening to what Baba says. It is such a disease that you cant even tell or don’t even feel that you are caught up in someone.
Dadi Janki – 13th July 2010 (12 noon) – Shantivan- teachers class
Baba had said recently that we should get blessings from both the Father as well as the family. We get blessings from the Baba when we have true and honest renunciation. We get besslings from the family when we serve them with love.
The theme for today is Godly love. In the early days of London service Jayanti bhen would give the talks and I would sit next to her. I would give her vibrations, vibrations of what she should say. Working together like this is called Godly love.
It is through being filled with feelings of Godly, divine love that we become complete and perfect.
When we become filled with such love then others will become the same.
There are 4 stages or types of love. First is pyaar ,then prem, then preet, then sneh. Pyaar is what we receive when become Baba’s children. It is like the affection given to young ones. When it comes to pyaar we say ‘nowhere have I received this type of love’. Then comes prem – that is when you completely in love with someone. In prem – your bondages no longer have a hold on you – karmic accounts finish.
When people give my introduction – I say that I should be introduced as a pigeon, a parrot and a puppet. A pigeon is loved so much because it just does its job of being the messenger – it delivers the message and then comes back – it doesn’t get invloved. People consider it to an act of charity to feed pigeons. Pigeons do not eat on their own – they always share with a crowd of other pigeons. They like to eat together. This is what our Godly love should be like. A crow on the other other hand makes a horrible crowing noise – it is aggravating and tiring to hear it. When we ask to kyo, kya, kaise (how, what, why) – the k k k makes us sound like crows. It is this sound that makes us internally tired.
Even though I never actually stayed with Gange Dadi I had so much regard for her – she did amazing service and had such renunciation . This is what you call prem – it is the love that exists between us – the love that gpois have for one another. It is prem not pyaar that we must have for one another because if we give someone pyaar and they won’t let go of us. If you have pyaar for one , you wil have enimity for another. Prem can melt anything, anyone. When it comes to gold, I can become gold but then I need to become real gold because even gold can have alloy in it. You need a bhatti to remove / melt the alloy. When it comes to extracting gold also it is found deep under the mountains – in the mines. So to become gold we need to go deep inside and then we need to make the effort to extract it. The mountain is so large and the gold that emerrges is just a small tiny piece but it has so much value. In fact some countries they become well known and their value increases because of their gold deposits. We too have to make Baba well known and increase His honour by becoming real gold.
We have to do this through this through our face and our activity. Both these things reveal the degree of honesty that lies inside us. We can’t say that we are honest but others don’t know it. The certificate has to come from all those who are in connection with us. They should feel that from us because it can’t be hidden. There are 3 signs of someone who is honest. 1) They have a certain level of faith in themselves. No matter what comes in front of them, they wont deviate from their honesty and truth. They will remain true to it. 2) They won’t have ego – not even a drop of arrogance. When you are honest, people naturally trust you. Baba can have trust in you. Shantamani Dadi – Baba had said that she was truthful. She remained totally peaceful throught her life – she never become angry ever. When there is truth you become peaceful. Dadi Ji too was full of love and honesty.
Look at the expansion that has happened from the history hall to the meditation hall to Om Shanti Bhavan to Gyan Sarover, to Shantivan. It was Baba’s inspiration – He had said from the beginning that all the places would become small. But then everyone helped from all over helped to make it happen – this is called Godly love.
So, first was prem, then pyaar now preet. Preet is connected to faith. A loving and faithful intellect is victorious. Pyaar – is to given to young ones. It is when there is equal brotherly vision. There is no trace of jealousy in pyaar. Jealousy – even the tiniest amount – the feeling that I uncomfortable seeing others move forward. Something happens to me internally. Please have realisation about such things. The Ramayan is a story that begins because with an act of jealousy. It is alos in the Ramayan that they talk aobut Sita stepping out of the line of maryadas. It is essential that we do not step over that line. Be very careful about this.
In many places they don’t understand the language – but there some who still they understand what Dadi says. This is because understanding is to do with the heart and drishti. We need patience to understand one another. Its not anything to do with being a senior or junior. In fact I must always consider myself to be a junior when it comes to learning – there is always something to learn. Let my love be such that I am beyond the consciousness of junior and senior. Baba never treated us like juniors. He always saw us as the child who is to become equal to the Father. I have never treated my service companions like they are juniors. When someone has preet budhi they are beyond senior and junior. Anyone can become anything. It is pyaar and prem that brings you and keeps you in the gathering. Pyaar however is the infant stage whereas preet is like very strong thread – it ties the gathering together. It keeps us togethet – it creates inside us the feeling of wanting to eat together, play together, laugh together, share the murli together.
When it comes to the murli we revise it for ourselves and then we repeat it to others. Whatever I revise inside myself is what will emerge from my lips. If I revise wrong things it will go into my account of sin. Now is the time to stop thinking about others but I have to focus on the self. A faithful intellect will lead to victory and doubtful intllect will lead to destruction. Know the constrast between the two.
The ant of doubt bites many. It bites in such a way that the soul cannot even say “Baba” with love. There was one such soul whom Dadi thought would surely become a queen because of the high level of faith she had but then she became such! Beware! Doubt can totally make you lose awareness. A faithfully intellect leads to victory. Many have such great faith to day but tomorrow they develop doubt. It can happen to anyone as anytime. Become like an orginal jewel who have such deep faith. Faith is something that emerges from inside, that emerges from your eyes. Make yourself like Baba! Look at how Baba is… become like that!
Pyar, prem, preet – go into the depths of these types of love. Sneh (Godly love) makes the soul complete. The other three give support. God’s love the power of faith, the family’s love… all three are there for us.
There should be so much Godly love and the love to become complete filled in remembrance. It is this that will make the soul complete. The Father is like the alchemist’s stone; He changes whoever comes into His company. Further, one who comes into the company of one in God’s company also gets the chance to change. We have a choice and chance to change. Everyone has a chance to come in the 108. Don’t remain in the bondage of your old sanskaras. If you do then even if you want to change you will struggle to. If you look at one person with one type of vision and another person with another type of vision then you will defame the Father’s name.
Faith, intoxication and the aim. We need to keep these three with us all the time. Time is short. It is time to surrender with my body, mind, heart and intellect. I need to emerge all of these in God’s love. Don’t consider yourself to be junior or senior. No, I have to become one who is merged in God’s love. If you consider yourself to be senior then that will come into your relationships. All we have to do is to become an example of what God is and what God has. Make a vow from today to take only Baba’s drishti… to be merged in only His love.
It is me who has to follow God’s directions. It is not my task to look at others and see if they are following. May responsibility is to see that my head is guided by God’s shrimat. Leave all questions and doubts… everything is already destined and everything happened a kalpa ago.