Tuesday, 27 July 2010 05:20

Seek and ye shall find

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We read, "Ask and it shall be given, seek and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you". The question is who seeks and who wants?

The chief thing is to want to know Thyself, to want God. We want everything except God because our ordinary wants are supplied by the external world. When frustrated, we turn to God and there too we present ourselves as beggars.

Gurudev Shri Swami Vishvas Ji says, "What a shame that in spite of being the king of kings, we are begging at the doors of Gods and Goddesses in temples, mosques and churches." We find people going to temple, "God, give us such and such. God, heal my disease. God give me health, wealth, name and fame." The ignorant don't know that they are looking for beads whereas they themselves are mines of diamonds.

A fool indeed is he, who living on the banks of Ganges digs a well for water. So he, who realizes his true nature through meditation, won't need anything of this world in order to have happiness, peace, tranquility and Bliss which are his birth-right and which are with him for ever and ever.

A king lost his way in a forest and it was getting dark. He became frightened. He happened to see the cottage of a fakir who looked after him. The king spent the night and in the morning while departing, he revealed that he was the king and wished to give him some gift of his choice. To this, the saint replied that the fruit - trees supply him enough fruit to eat, the rivulets provide fresh water to drink and this hamlet of mine shelters me from rain and sun. He was quite content and happy with whatever he had. Even then the king requested and insisted that he must come to his kingdom one day so that he could express his gratitude. Giving the whereabouts of his kingdom, the king departed.

After some time the fakir happened to pass by the kingdom and as he remembered about the ardent desire of the king, he went to see him. Obviously the king was very delighted to know that the Saviour of his life had come. He welcomed him with all respect and made all the arrangements for his comfort. He went to the next room saying that he would come soon. After waiting for some time, the saint peeped into the next room and found the king kneeling on the ground, praying with folded hands, "O God! Grant me more wealth, good health, peace and property and help me to extend the boundaries of my kingdom." Hearing this, the fakir left the palace. By this time, the king had finished his prayer. He was surprised to find that the saint had left. He hastily followed the saint and asked for the reason for leaving without giving him an opportunity to offer any gift. The reply was:

"I DO NOT BEG OF BEGGARS"

Meditation is such a great blessing as to make us realize that we are not all beggars. We don't have to beg even from God. Seek and find that your Beloved is none other then your true Self. There is bond of true love (prem) between you and Him. True love is beyond all me and mine, beyond all selfishness, beyond all begging, beyond all shop-keeping, No amount of any external effort is required to give birth to this true love. Just meditate and meditate and meditate. Seek and ye shall find.
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