19th SEPTEMBER You can Transcend Time by Belonging to God


You can Transcend Time by Belonging to God
You can Transcend Time by Belonging to God
Our life is under continuous development. Compared to today we were
behind yesterday, and tomorrow we shall be ahead of today. Even if this is
true, if we don’t do today what we are expected to do, we may slide
backwards tomorrow. Our next life is the result of the present one. So if we
are good today, our next birth may be good, according to the saying, ‘the
last dominant desire at death determines the next birth.’
Time has three dimensions; past, present and future. The past, which is
already gone, will never return; you should never worry about it. When
someone loses a near relative, we console him by saying, ‘whatever has
happened is a thing of past; what can you do? What is the use of grieving
over it?’ You should yourself follow your own advice; by conscious
deliberation, you can forget past events. Similarly, you should not worry
about the future, which is unknown. After doing today’s duty, you should
remain composed, remembering that,’ whatever has to happen will happen’.
Don’t grieve over the past and don’t worry about the future. At present, we
cannot transcend time; and without transcending time, we can never attain
God. Incidents are continuously unfolding in the world, and our anguish is
ever there! This anguish is due to our shortcomings and incompleteness.
God is very happy when a human being is born, because He desires
everyone to know the Ultimate Reality, and this is possible only in human
life. Everyone should remember that it is possible for him to comprehend
God. For this, our mind should develop the feeling, desire, urge, anguish for
God. What is the use of very good cooking, if you forget to put in salt? If you
continue to feel or maintain an attitude of your separate identity, how can
you claim to be a good devotee? There are nine ways of devotion. If you
follow anyone of them single-mindedly, the remaining eight get
automatically included. That alone is true listening where, whatever is
understood during listening, is brought into practice in day-to-day life. That
alone can be called true vedanta, which gets assimilated in our nature and is
practiced in everyday conduct, and it is the real essence of vedanta, to do
our duty with remembrance of God throughout.
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