Dikha -Important Part of Life


A medical student is required to do residency under the guidance of experienced doctor even after he/she has completed the studies from medical school; A law graduate needs to practice law under the guidance of an expert advocate; similarly in order to meet God, to move forward on this unknown path, one needs to take the help of somebody who knows the path very well.

God is such an object, Truth is such an object which can be seen with eyes, smelled with nose and also tasted with tongue. That which is not a subject of physical senses, and that which keeps control over the sensory organs & mind, is your eternal soul or Atman. No sense organ has the power to reverse its nature to focus on your inner self.

The Guru opens the door to our sixth sensory organ. He bestows us with the eye that can see the inner self, and the energy which can show us the Atman-Parmatman(i.e. the soul & the supreme soul). This means Guru bestows the God to the disciple, and the disciple accepts and digest that. The syllable "di" of the word diksha means bestowal of God and "ksha" means the energy to digest. This is how the word diksha is made. Diksha means to bestow & to digest. Bestowed by Guru & digested by the disciple.

The one who does not have a Guru does not have a true well-wisher. Are you one of those who do not have someone to guide in this life & life beyond death and to show the righteous way to help oneself & others? In that case you are very helpless. Do you think that you are so brilliant and are so proud of your intelligence that you do not consider anybody more knowledgeable than you? Brother! This is the limit of self-pride!

There are many types of diksha: by seeing with eyes (drishtipaat), by making a pledge (sankalpa), by touching with hands & by giving mantra. The type of diksha depends on capability. What is this capability? The capability of a disciple is faith and the capability of the Guru is affection. As a child is born when a bride & bridegroom unite with each other, similarly with the union of faith & affection a special kind of will-power develops in life and an appropriate Ishta (form of God, may be Vishnu, Shiva, Durga etc.), mantra & spiritual practice gets decided for you so that you do not change that. Otherwise you will keep listening different things from different people and the person who is good in praising will sing songs of his Ishta & mantra, thus you will then desire to do the same. Sometimes you will go for 'Yoga' & at other times for 'Vipashyana', sometimes you will read 'Vedanta'and at other times you will worship 'Shri Ramakrishna', sometimes you will go for God with form and at other times for form-less God.

Getting married to the first likeable man/woman means that there be only one man/woman in our life. Similarly, taking a mantra means -there be only one dedication, mantra & Ishta in our life.

Remember one more thing. Dedication alone arises the will-power. It alone makes one a devotee. It alone makes ones mind stable forever. God is something which is in complete equilibrium. When our mind also reaches equilibrium then both the objects in equilibrium become united.

Therefore, the Guru gives us stability & sincere dedication in our Ishta, meditation, worship & mantra, and He also gives us whatever we desire. The Guru is all capable of giving & making others give. I say that all those who do not have a Guru are very unfortunate.

Listen, even when one wants to gamble he needs someone to teach him gambling; if one wants to murder someone then also guidance of an experienced person is required; and then it is surprising that how you expect to complete your journey on this road to attain God, devotion & spiritualism without the guidance of a Guru.

Guru not only gives you mantra, tells you about spiritual practices, enables you decide your Ishta, but also rectifies the mistakes that you make. Please do not mind & I'll tell you something: "God is everything, therefore the means to attain God is also everything.

God can be attained in all countries, at all times, in all objects, in all persons & in all actions. It is just that you could not find someone who can teach you to recognize God and that is why you've not been able to realize God. Therfore diksha is a very important part of not only spiritualism but part of life also. Life without diksha is equivalent to life of an animal.

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