Guruji Often Says “Deepen your roots and broaden your vision”
A reminder of this knowledge for me was yesterday when Chaaya Anna(Swami Suryapaadji) stated that its not enough to only be proud of what you have, but it is also essential that we have enough knowledge about it.
From my very childhood I felt proud to be an Indian, as in inheritance came the glorifying history of more than 5000 years of the most ancient civilization. I feel proud that I am born on that land which welcomed and embraced every visitor without discriminating against him or her in anyway. The country where love and tolerance have proven to be its strength . Our land which survived the most brutal attacks by its enemies, who had no idea about the strength of its people and had to return empty handed.
The mental strength of our people can be contributed mainly to our ancient scriptures that are our true wealth as they contain knowledge about the entire creation. But this wealth for me was like inheriting a Box of gold without having any access to it. As this knowledge for me was a deep secret and I had little clue how to reach it.
Lifetimes or more will be needed for crossing this large ocean of knowledge. And so ,a guide ,a satguru is needed who has mastered these great epics and can direct us to the relevant knowledge required to live a meaningful life.
Guruji has decoded and gifted us a small part of this in form of the weekly knowledge sheets ,which for me is a manual to live a happy life.
Swamiji also said that we should not depend on information provided by outsiders to learn about our own roots. It’s like asking ones grandparents names from the neighbors .As this information could be corrupted for selfish purpose or born out of ignorance.
He said we should resort to only Vedas, Puranas and Itihaas (Mahabharata and Ramayan) for the right information.
He explained Sanatana Dharma , (Sanatana meaning eternal , Dharma is that which upholds life, Adharma is that which degenerates life) is not claimed to be given by any single prophet. It is the compilation of that knowledge which was present in the universe and was received by several Rishis in their meditation in form of mantras, which collectively form the Vedas. “Rig Veda, Atharva Veda, Sama Veda and Yajur Veda”.
One unique thing about Sanatana Dharma is that it does not discriminate between humans with different faiths but says every human is capable to attain enlightenment or the highest. It also allows the student to experiment first and then to believe.
We in the Art of Living are blessed to be given the experience first through the Sudarshan Kriya , so believing becomes effortless. Isn’t it…
As humans we are bestowed with several choices.Choices which can often be confusing. Its like being stuck in a maze and constantly looking for the right direction. We are fortunate that the map of the maze with directions and signposts have come to us in form of our scriptures.
I feel its right time now that we pay attention to learn more about our roots as Gurudev is here to guide us.
Krishna told Arjuna in Geetha ,Chapter-4 ,verse-7
Yada yada hi dharmasya glanir bhavati bharata
Abhutthanam adharmasya tadatmanam srijamyaham
“Whenever and wherever a decline of righteousness and a predominance of unrighteousness prevails ; At that time I manifest Myself personally, o descendant of Bharata.”
“Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” One world family is the vision our Gurudev has giving us. To reestablish peace and love in the society.
Every month we will have an article dedicated to the secrets of Indian history. And I invite all our readers to participate in this article. Please research and email(firstname.lastname@example.org) facts that are worth knowing by all, also you can challenge any misinterpretations that we may be following, like that about Aryan Invasion.
Lets together unveil the glory of our past and deepen our roots so that no storm can uproot us and we become like a shade giving tree for others.
Sangh Gachhatwam (lets move together)