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A musk deer running all around for the fragrance coming out of it, at last finds that it is hidden within. Man running here and there in pursuit of pleasures and pastimes finds that it is all within and not without.

In the words of Swami Ram Tirath:-

“Pleasure or happiness by whatever process or means it may be brought about, emanates from your INNER SELF. Happiness is within and not in the external objects as ignorant persons are inclined to think”.

Everybody will have to admit that his Own Self is the seat of Eternal Bliss. If there is any source of happiness, it is your Own Self. There is Liberty, Peace and Eternal happiness.

One’s own Real Self is Absolute Liberty. If, he tries to obtain freedom away from his Own Self, he has to be disappointed. On this account, an experienced man admits that the happiness, which emulates from real freedom, can never be got through any worldly objects.

Gurudev Sh. Swami Vishvas Ji recites in his Holy voice:-

भीखा भूखा कोई नहीं, सब की गठड़ी लाल
अपने को जानत नहीं, ताहि विधि भए कंगाल

None is poor or beggar. Everyone is in possession of immense treasure. But being ignorant of one’s own Real Self, He whom you are searching in vale and dale is within you – nay you and He are One. “I and my father are one” , said Jesus.

Have faith in your Divinity. You may believe in thirty three crores or even in thirty three million crores of gods, but you will not be benefited unless your inner spirit is awakened. When your inner spirit is awakened, you will find that all the gods are present to serve you with folded hands. You worship them now, but then they will worship you.

Fredrick, the Great of Germany, was fighting against France. His army was defeated. Many of his men were either killed or made prisoners by the French. The king was a learned and godly man. He had some experience of his inner strength. He asked a few of his remaining men to advance with war music from different directions towards the fort in occupation of French. The Lion-hearted king himself somehow managed to enter into the fort all alone and unarmed. He challenged the enemy in a thunderous voice, “Hands up”. Leave the fort or my army, which is advancing from all directions, will cut you into pieces”. Having heard the war music on all sides the enemy was struck by the boldness of the king and they got nervous and left the fort. Thus Fredrick, the great, conquered the fort all alone without the aid of any weapon. If you want to be victorious and successful in this world, you should also develop the strength of self-reliance. You need it and there is no substitute for it.

…………Swami Rama

The greatest obstacle, the adamantine wall is the boisterous mind, which has obliterated our Real Self. Immense Bliss is hidden. We consider ourselves nothing but Mind. We are at its mercy. We are happy when mind is pleased. We are doomed when it is gloomy. We know nothing about Bliss. At the most we may get fleeting pleasure which is followed by pain sooner or later. Happiness is followed by misery. But Bliss is Bliss. It has got no opposite, no other.

ये सैर क्या है अजब अनोखा, कि राम मुझ में मैं राम में हूँ
बगैर सूरत गजब है जलवा, कि राम मुझ में मैं राम में हूँ

How exquisite is the place that I am all Bliss without form, radiant is the Self.

We can have this vision when we go beyond mind in Meditation. There is misunderstanding about Meditation that is considered as the concentration of mind. Meditation has got nothing to do with mind except going beyond it. It is not controlling the mind because every control results in repression and, once you are a bit relaxed, it gets over you with a vengeance. It is just like a serpent, which is apparently dead with cold and lack of food. Once provided heat and feed, it starts hissing and even bite. Once poisonous fangs are taken out, it does not matter, whether snake is alive or dead. Similarly, once we go out of mind in meditation by being a WITNESS, A SAKSHI, A NEUTRAL ENERGY, We realise our Self and get our hidden treasure.

Reality behind all of us is the shining Self and its vision can be had in deep Meditation. When we delve deep into Meditation forgetting ourselves completely. Swami Ji’s holy voice rings in our ears:-

दिल के आईने में है, तस्वीर-ए-यार
जब जरा गर्दन झुकाई देख ली

His vision is clear in the innermost shrine and just by stepping in, we view His splendour.

In all beings, in the whole existence, Brahmn which is One without second exists and One without beginning and ending. Only ‘Allah’ exists. That is omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent. That is the hidden treasure. That is the ocean and we all are the waves. Ocean can exist without waves but waves can’t exist without ocean. Waves are the occasion due to wind. There is nothing wrong with waving but we must not forget the Ocean.

कर ले दिल दी सफाई, जे दीदार चाहीदा
तू जहान तो की लैना, तैनू यार चाहीदा


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