Words of wisdom given with love


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

When Life Becomes Boring - Look to God

Divine Mother
How lucky it is for a disciple or a student to have a teacher in the life. In the Hindu tradition we consider the Guru even higher than the Mother and the Father. We can say, “No” to the Mother and we can say, “No” to the Father for something that we don’t want. But when the Guru says something, we don’t say, “No” to him even if it is not to our own perception of how it should be. We like things to be our own way. Don’t forget that on the spiritual path you face towards the opposite of yourself so that you can learn to transcend.

Swami Vishwananda
The question will arise, “Where do I find my teacher?” The teacher may be found here, inside of you; He is not far away. When you feel deep inside of you, “That person is my teacher and he can help me to attain the Divine,” then give yourself completely to that person, that teacher. Of course here in the West we understand it in a different way, because we like to say. “Yes I want to follow this way, but that is also good.” Well, all the ways are good. You are free to do whatever you want. But if you go to a mathematics school or a mathematic tutorial, you will not expect the mathematics teacher to teach you French. So you can’t expect the spiritual teacher to teach you something else.

Such is life. When the soul yearns for the Divine, then the Divine comes. In the Gita Krishna said, “Not everybody can attain me, but they can come to me through help. I will come to them in the form of a teacher. And through that they will attain me.” This is how life is. We reincarnate ourselves, but then life becomes so boring that we don’t know where to go. Then we turn towards God and say, “Help.” God is always merciful. He always comes. When you call sincerely, He will always respond.

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