We strongly believe – Everything is happening. We are not doing anything. It is foolishness to think, I worked hard to achieve my current state…
On the other hand – we also say, we should do our duties. We have to make sure, we do our sadhana. We have to do Kriya every day. Going by a bullock cart to realization or taking the rocket to realization is in our efforts…
What is my monkey brain missing? I couldn’t connect the dots.
Everything is happening means that “You are not the doer”. It is not we who make decisions on our own, there is a greater force that is compelling us in a particular direction. It is not a god or devil pushing us or giving rise to a thought in a particular direction. It is actually our own (karma) impressions of the past that give rise to a particular thought in the mind and compel you to move in that particular direction. That is why Guruji says, “Everything is happening”! You are just like a pawn on a chess board, you do not have the freedom to choose more than what that player chooses to do! That player is only your own Karma and Niyati!
Now, when the chess player moves you, you have to move. It is so funny if a pawn starts screaming and shouting on a Chess Board, saying “I don’t want to go this way, I don’t like him/her, this is not my plan”. You are unnecessarily swimming against the natural flow of events. All your screaming, shouting, fussing is of no use. You are not the doer! But you still have to move that one step that the player moves you. Now, it is up to you if you want to move sulking about life or if you want to move peacefully with a smile. Doing Kriya, listening to knowledge helps mature the intellect and reduce this unnecessary suffering that we create for ourselves.
Are the dots connected now?
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