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Blessed Self,

Hari OM and Namaste!

THOUGHTS:

Meditation Tips - Wait with Faith - By Swami Chinmayananda!


There is no easier path than japa of the Lord's name and the steady growth through meditation. No Guru can give a quick shot of some 'Atm-omycelene' in the arm by a touch or word. No Master can give anything more than encouragement and some guidance from time to time.

     When the time comes for intense austerity, you need not go into solitude; but you will find yourself in solitude. This is the divine law. When a child is fully grown-up, it need not struggle to come out of the womb, but the very walls of the womb that were so long protecting it will push it out.

     Just as the child has only to wait for its day of full maturity, so too every seeker has only to wait patiently for his day, and the rules of waiting are the rules of divine life.

     Life Divine cannot be purchased or procured in any street corner shop nor can it be picked up from any temple or church anywhere in the world. It is not the product of candles burnt or lamps lit upon any altar. It is not the secret packet that any saint or prophet gives to some preferred individual out of sheer love or partiality.

     Like culture or education, it is the product of patient activity in the right direction, and is to be gained step by step, a progressive rise in altitude and attitude of the growing inner man. Therefore, patience is unavoidable. We must wait for our opportunity; we must wait for own experience.

     At the doors of the Lord we have no right to demand admission.We can only with a confidence born out of love, knock in reverence and wait outside until the Lord feels pity and opens the doors and gives us a warm welcoming darsana of His beatitude.

     Thus, though there are various rungs in the ladder of progress, all of them are held intact between the two parallel beams constituted of waiting and faith. The spiritual programme must necessarily be well oiled with patience, consisting of waiting, watching and praying.

 
To pray is to aim at the target of Godhead with the arrow of intense longing which has the sharp end of full faith.

With Prem and OM
Shivatmananda
 

 

 
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