“SBG 2:41 In this path, O descendant of Arjuna, there is a single point of focus and determination. The thoughts of the undecided are branched and are infinite.”
A poorly understood, untamed and uncontrolled mind is the prime cause of all problems in life.
People write to me requesting me to advise them if they could go to this temple or that temple, to the Shani temple or to perform special poojas for Shani, Rahu, Ketu, etc. My simple advice to them would be to have a strong ‘God concept’ and clear focus. Dissipating their mental energy, devotion and also their supplication before the Divine, can only cause them frustration and do not good to them. Religious organisations and cults mislead people into believing in different deities, gurus, babas and others in order to profit from the desperation that people suffer from. The particular weakness of people to tend to believe a story about the presence of an evil spirit in a dilapidated house rather than the grand truth of the omnipresence of Divinity, is what makes soul traders not only thrive but also become powerful organisations that control huge masses of people. The Karma of one individual CANNOT be borne or settled by another. It has to be managed by each individual no matter which guru’s or swami’s devotee he or she might be or which precious stone he or she might be wearing on their person!
Remember that your nature, thoughts and actions are directly responsible for all that happens in your life. When your thoughts change, your life changes. Make it a point to NEVER ever begin your day brooding over the past, thinking of having lost something or someone, or feeling low. What is gone is gone. Be done with it. Have faith in Krishna and in yourself, and start afresh. Every day is a great and miraculous Divine Blessing apart from being the first day of the rest of your life.
It is never late to start all over again. Dump all unwanted thoughts just like jetsam that is cast overboard in order to lighten and stabilise a floating vessel, and steer your life back on to the right course.
Please watch the following video and PATIENTLY read the Shlokas from the Srimad Bhagavad Gita given below it. The power is within you. It is your mind that needs to be managed after which everything will automatically fall in place. It’s just a matter of intention, focus, dedication, faith, confidence and some time.
Jai Shri Krishna
Among the pious there are four kinds who are devoted to me. They are the distressed, those seeking knowledge, people desiring material gain and people of wisdom.
Of those, the one of wisdom who is engaged in devotional service is the best. I am dear to such a knower and he or she in turn is dear to Me.
While all these are certainly noble souls, the one of wisdom who is connected to Me is with Me because he or she is solely engaged in aiming for Me as the highest attainment.
Therefore after innumerable births, the one who has perfected his or her wisdom understanding fully My universal reality surrenders to Me and such a soul is very rare.
Those devotees who are ever steadfast and worship You, and those also who worship the Imperishable and the formless Absolute—which of them are better versed in Yoga?
Shri Bhagavan Krishna said:
Those who, fixing their minds on Me, worship Me, ever steadfast and endowed with supreme faith, I regard them as the best of Yogis.
Those who worship the Imperishable; the Indefinable; the Unmanifested; the Omnipresent; the Unthinkable; the Eternal; the Formless and the Immovable;
…have their senses controlled, possess a balanced mind, and are engaged in the welfare of others; certainly come to Me.
Those whose minds are set on an unmanifested and impersonal Absolute Power face difficulties in reaching the goal. This is because people always identify with the body and when there is no perceptible form, it is difficult to perceive.
But to those who worship Me, renouncing all actions in Me, regarding Me as the Supreme Goal, meditating on Me with single-minded Yoga, ..
…to those whose minds are set on Me, O Arjuna, I certainly become the saviour out of the ocean of the mortal Samsara!
He, The Supreme Truth, exists both inside and outside of all moving and non living beings and as it is subtle, is far away from material senses to be seen or known. Although the Supreme Truth or Brahman is far away, it is near to all.
He is not divisible, yet He exists as if divided in beings; He is to be known as the supporter of beings; He devours and He generates too.
He is the Light of all lights, is beyond darkness; He is knowledge, the Knowable and the goal of knowledge, seated in the hearts of all.
Thus the Field as well as knowledge and the Knowable have been briefly stated. My devotee, who knows this, is suitable to attain My Divine Nature.
You should know that both Prakriti or Nature and Purusha or Spirit, are without beginnings. You should also know that all modifiable objects and qualities are born from Prakriti.
In the production of the effect and the cause, Nature or matter is said to be the cause; and in the experience of pleasure and pain, it is the individual soul that is responsible.
The soul seated in Nature experiences the Gunas or the qualities born of Nature. The attachment of the soul to the Gunas is the cause of its birth in good and evil wombs.
The Supersoul in this body is also called the Spectator, the One who permits, the Supporter and the Transcendental Enjoyer. He is the Paramatma, the Supreme Self and the great Bhagavan Himself.
One who comprehends this truth about the Spirit, Matter and the interaction of the Gunas is liberated and whatever condition such a person may be in, will not take birth again.
Some behold the Self in the Self by the Self through meditation, some do so by the Yoga of knowledge, and others by the Yoga of action.
Others who do not have spiritual knowledge but start worshipping after hearing from others, certainly transcend the ocean of birth and death.
Wherever a being is born, whether it be unmoving or moving, you should know, O best of the Bharatas (Arjuna), that it is from the combination of the Field and its Knower.
The person who truly sees is the one who sees the Supreme Soul or the Supreme Bhagavan, existing equally in all beings, the unperishing within the perishing.
Such a person perceives the same Supreme Bhagavan dwelling equally everywhere and he does not degrade his own spiritual well-being by mistaking his ego to be the Self like the way ignorant people do. He therefore reaches the highest goal.
He who is a seer, perceives that all actions are performed by Prakriti or the material nature which is born of the body and mind. He sees that the true spiritual Self does nothing.
When a man sees the whole variety of beings as resting in the One, and spreading forth from That alone, he attains the realisation of Brahman.
A man becomes one with the Supreme when he realises that all these various forms are rooted in the One.
The imperishable Supreme Self is without any beginning and is devoid of material qualities, O Arjuna. Although it dwells in the body, it neither acts nor is tainted.
Just as the all-pervading ether is not tainted because of its subtlety, the Self seated everywhere in the body, does not mix with it nor is affected by it.
As the sun that illuminates the whole world, the Self or the Soul which is Bhagavan of the Kshetram or the body, illuminates the whole field, O Arjuna.