Spirituality

गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णुः गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः ।

गुरुःसाक्षात् परब्रह्म तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नम: ॥

Gururbrahma gururvishnuh gururdevo maheshwarah |
Guruhsakshat parabrahma tasmai shrigurave namah ||

The above Shloka means:
Guru is the Lord of Creation ( Brahma), Guru is the Preserver of the creation (Vishnu) and He is also the Destroyer of the creation (Maheshwar) , Guru as a realized soul, is the embodiment of the Almighty (Para Brahma); I offer my obeisance to the Guru.

Brahmaleen (Late) Shri Shri Mohanananda Brahmachari is my spiritual Guru. I believe that I must have done something good in my past lives that our beloved ‘Guru Maharaj’ accepted me as his disciple. Like thousands of his other disciples, I also felt that he has always been with me in every step of my life, through all ups and downs of this life. It is just like the way Gopinis used to feel that their beloved Krishna was present with each of them individually; we also feel that ‘Maharaj’ is always there with each of us holding our hands to guide us to our destined path.

‘Maharaj’, being the ultimate expression of ‘Bhakti Yoga’, preached about universal, divine love and our eternal connection to the Almighty through Bhajan and Keertan (devotional songs). With his guidance and blessings, I have embarked on this final Karma of my life. May he give me the strength, determination and devotion to walk on the path that he has chosen for me!

I am probably no one to talk about spirituality, but this life with its twists and turns has taught me a few lessons. Some experiences and realizations made me feel that this life is nothing but a puppet show where the Almighty is pulling the strings and we are thinking that we are doing great work. I feel if I share these lessons, it may be useful to someone who is probably going through the same phase that I have been through. There is nothing in my writings that other spiritual seekers have not experienced or said. All spiritual seekers experience the same thing, say the same thing, but it never gets stale, never gets old. This is because this love is eternal and not bound by any worldly desires. Even a small touch of God is like tasting sweet sugar candy; you do not know the taste till the time you had it for the first time and when you had it you like it so much that you want to have more and more and tell everyone how good it was. I also look forward to know about how others have felt the touch of divinity in their lives and how it has transformed them.

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My Guru Maharaj’s words:

(Translated from Bengali to best of my abilities to keep the essence intact)

“…He has always been ours, we cannot lose Him. The thought that we have lost Him is an illusion. When the illusion is removed, we realise He is there within us but we went on looking for him everywhere else. Take an example of an expensive necklace; you have been wearing it all the while, but you forgot about it and are looking for it in every corner of your house. Suddenly you touched your neck and realised that it has always been there, never got lost. He, who you have been looking for in the outer world all your life, resides in your heart. No words can explain Him, you need to feel him within yourself.”……
“A lot has been said, now that He is in front of you, hold your words and let your soul’s eyes savour His holy presence.”

-SHREE SHREE MOHANANANDA BRAHMHACHARI.

Source: ‘Satang Prasanga” – SatPrasanga of Shree Shree Mohanananda Bhrahmachari Maharaj, Sanyasini Ashapuri | Pg.18-19