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The Fire Inside 内在的火焰

The Fire Inside

November 23, 2012

Bangalore, India

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(Satsang began with devotees from all over the world singing hymns and songs in their national languages. The crowd from various countries around the world and from all parts of India united with one another through music and singing.)

This is the true spirit of Navratri - Uniting the whole world.

Even in the ancient days, each person would specialize in a different Veda, in one particular branch of knowledge, and in Navratri everybody would converge and everyone would bring their part of knowledge, music, dance, culture, and everything together.
You must have seen, day before yesterday, we had the flute music, the string instrument, the tabla, the drums, and singing.
The variety that is present in the Universe is all converged with the knowledge that there is One Spirit; One Universal Consciousness, i.e., The Divine Consciousness (God).
 
 
 


You don't have to be afraid of God because it is like the mother who cares for you, loves you, adores you and uplifts you. All the motherly qualities are present in God.
Usually we say, ‘Be God fearing; God is there to punish you’, no! This is a wrong idea. God will never punish you, but only educate and uplift you.

We must celebrate life.
We just heard the song, ‘La-Ilaha-Illallah’ – There is only one Divinity, and that Divinity is not somewhere up in the heaven, it is in the five elements, i.e., Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether.

So, honor the Earth, honor water, and make good use of Fire. Not just the external fire, but the fire inside you as well. There is a fire inside everybody, a passion, keep that in the right direction. You know, fire can destroy, and fire can create as well, so allow the fire to do something creative. Give a direction to that fire (passion) inside of you. Water can quench thirst and it can drown you as well. Remember the Divine Mother; the Divinity is in the five elements, and in the Self. And real celebration is getting back to the Self with peace and ease.

So we must have this confidence – God loves me dearly. No more questions and no more doubt! Also, don't compare yourself with anybody, this is also important.
‘Oh, that person can sing but I cannot sing’; ‘That person is intelligent but I am not’, no! You have everything inside you. At different times different things will come out, just have patience.

Another thing is that we say that we want blessings and we want Grace, isn’t it?!
Blessings are available in plenty, but if your vessel is small, then what to do?


If you bring this cup (Sri Sri picks up a small cup), and say, ‘Give me two liters of milk in this’, how can two liters of milk fit in this little cup? The cup is small and you are asking for too much. You need to bring a cup with a capacity of three liters and then I can give you two liter or three liter, whatever you want. So, you must remember that whatever you get is your capacity, and if you want to get more then wait; expand your capacity. When our capacity increases more will definitely come to us. This is the reason why people are unhappy. They take a little cup and say, ‘Give me one liter of milk in this.’ The cup is then overflowing. So this is what we need to know.


See, in life, irritations do come to you. ‘Oh, that person is no good’; ‘I cannot be with these people, they insult me’, these sort of the little things come in the mind, and then when you sit for meditation, all these things come and bother you. Isn't it?
Raise your hands and tell me honestly, when you sit for meditation, don't you think about these things – ‘Oh, it is better if my husband does this’; ‘Oh my child doesn’t listen’.

Things about the neighbors, friends, known people and unknown people, all these little irritations come and bring anger, frustration and irritation inside of you.
So, how do you handle this irritation?
Suppose you are doing some important work and a fly comes and sits on you, would you be bothered too much about the fly? No, you wouldn’t get bothered about a housefly, you would just shoo it away lightly.
Know that is what all these things are.

 
 

 
 
These little irritations help to bring the acceptance inside you. Irritation means non-acceptance. Non-acceptance means holding your fist closed tight. Acceptance is like opening your fist.
Irritation is stiffness. Don't you feel stiffness when you get irritated?
Acceptance is openness, and when your hand is open, the sky is the limit; everything is inside you (referring to his open hand). But when you are closed (referring to his closed hand) then there is nothing inside.
So, letting go is important.

Now the question comes, ‘If I let go then how will I take action?’
Somebody is doing injustice and you think, ‘Oh, Gurudev talks on acceptance, and so I will accept it.’ No!
See, the fire is there, you have to give it the right direction.
Being irritated and doing an action is not going to help. First accept and then take the right action.
This needs a lot of courage and patience.

Another concern is being humiliated.
I tell you humiliation is very good. It is humiliation which expands your capacity; it makes your vessel bigger. It is humiliation that makes the I dissolve, makes the ego go away, and you become simply like a child.
Do you know, you can never humiliate a child because it is hollow and empty!

But when we become somebody, when we hold on to some idea about ourselves then we feel that, ‘Oh it is a humiliation.’
Somebody said, ‘Don’t come’, or, ‘Don't do this’, and all these little things bother you. That is why this is called Maya, because those things which are not worthy of paying attention to, the mind is dragged into that.

And when you say, ‘Even this is not mine’, then that is Mahamaya; it is a Divine play. Because then you start fighting with it, and fighting with it makes it even more. It becomes a catch 22 situation. You get stuck in the rut.
So, don’t shy away from humiliation. If humiliation happens take it as Tapas (means Heat. In Hinduism, it is used figuratively, denoting spiritual suffering, mortification or austerity).
‘Okay, this is Tapas. I will bear this. I take it.’
Tapas makes you stronger and more beautiful.

So, it is said, ‘Gyaninampee Chetansi Devi Bhagwati Hi Saa, Baladakrishya Mohay Mahamaya Prayachhati.’
This is what is written in the Durga Saptshati which we sang yesterday.
The power of Maya, the power of ignorance is so strong that even the most wise people and great intellectuals are just taken into her sway.
She can sway everybody, and so it is said, ‘Oh my dear Mother Goddess, you have swayed us into this play of illusions of the mind.’
We give importance to things which are not worthy of importance. We give too much importance to things which are temporary and fleeting which are not going to stay. They all come and they go. That is why it is called Mahamaya.

You know yesterday I said, ‘Ya Devi Sarva-bhutesu Bhranti-rupena Samsthitha Namastasyei Namastasyei Namastasyei Namo Namaha.’
The consciousness is also present as delusion, not only as Shanti (Peace) or Shakti (Strength) . It is also present as hunger, as confusion, as delusion, and all these manifestations.When you notice this then you smile at the play of the mind.
Then when the little mind plays around, you don't identify with it; you go beyond and that is where you get that permanent peace – Chira Shanti. The mind is absolutely at peace; unshakable. This is worth having in life, and for that only, all these blessings are needed.

Today we did the Rishi Homa. From ages, many saints in the past have preserved this knowledge. In the tradition, it is Parashara (a Rigvedic Maharishi and author of many ancient Indian texts) whose specialty was Poojas.
In Guru Pooja we sing, Narayanam Padma Bhavam Vashishtham Shaktim cha tat putra Parasharam Cha. The fifth saint in the tradition is Parashara. He emphasized on expression of love and devotion through Poojas – Poojadishu Anuraga iti Parasharyah.

 
 

 
 
Today also, Ayudha Pooja is done. This is done to honor all the instruments that we use.
When you go to the city tomorrow, you will find all the buses will have sandal-paste, Kumkum and flowers on them.
People will decorate their vehicles.
It means that, from a needle or a pin to a pillar; everything is permeated by the Divine, so honoring all the instruments.


Even small things like pins, knives, scissors, screwdrivers, spanners, all these things are honored, and it is said that Divine mother is present in all the instruments, and so we honor them. You will see that once a year, in factories they clean all the instruments.
Today the people will honor and show gratitude to instruments, vehicles, buses, cars, everything, because the Divinity is present everywhere.
Ayudha Pooja
is done on the ninth day of Navratri. Tomorrow is Vijaya Dasami, the day of victory. So when Maya takes over the mind just become aware that it is the Maya of the mind. It is the mind which is going around and doing all these things. Just let go of that.


That is the main message for the Navratri.

内在的火焰

 2012年11月23日

印度

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(唱场由各个国家的信徒以各国语言唱诵歌曲。
群众是由世界各个国家和印度不同地区来的人以音乐和歌唱聚集在一起)

这就是圣母节真正的精神--将世界团聚
就是古时候,每一个人都会专在不同的领域里,在一个特别的知识里,然后在圣母节的时候大家会汇集并一起带出各自的知识,音乐,舞蹈等。
你前天也许也见到了,我们有笛子音乐,玄乐,塔不拉鼓,鼓类,唱诵。
宇宙间的多元化都在知识里合成为一体,一个普及的意识,如:神性的意识(神明)。

你不需要害怕神明,就像一个母亲关怀着你,爱你,
仰慕你和让你提升一样。所有母性的特质都会在神性里展现。通常我们会说:“畏惧神明吧;神会惩罚你的”,不是的!这是错误的概念。神是永远都不会惩罚你的,不过祂会教育你,让你提升。

我们必须要庆祝生命。我们都有听过那首歌“La-Ilaha-Illallah” -- 唯一的神性,神性不是在高高在上的天堂里,祂在五行元素里,如:水,地球(土),火,风,Ether(
所以,给地球荣耀,给予水荣耀,也好好善用火元素。不只是在外的火焰,也得好好的善用内在的火焰。
每个人的内在都有火元素,一个热忱,把这个热忱导向正确的方向。你知道的,火可以毁灭,火也可以创造,所以让那火做些创意的东西。给你内在的火焰(热忱)一个方向。
就像水可以为你解渴,它也会把你淹没。
记得神性母亲,神性就在五行元素里,在本我里。
而真正的庆祝就是回到本我里和平静自在在一起。

所以我们应当有这么样的一个信心 -- 神性挚爱着我。 再也没有问题,再也没有疑问!
除此之外,也不要拿自己和别人比较,这点非常重要。
“噢,这个人可以唱歌而我却不可以” , “那个人很聪明当我却不是”, 不是这样的!这些在你的内在都有了。在不同的时间里,
不同的东西会展现出来,你只需要有些耐心。

还有另外一件是是我们说我们要被祝福,我们要恩典,对吗?
是有大量的祝福存在,但是如果你的容器很小,那能怎么办呢?
如果你带这个杯子来(古儒吉拿起一个小杯子),然后说 “就用这个盛两公升的牛奶给我”,两公升的牛奶怎么能盛在这么小的杯子里呢?
杯子是那么的小,但你却要求得那么多。你得带个可以容纳三公升容量的杯子,我才能给你两公升或是三公升,或是你想要的。
所以,你一定要记得你所获得的就是你的容量所能接受的,如果你要更多,那你得等一等;得要扩展你的容量。
当你的容量增加的时候,就会有更丰盛的会到来。这也是为什么人们会不快乐的原因。他们拿着小小的杯子然后说 “给我一公升的牛奶。”,结果牛奶就溢漏出来了。这是我们需要知道的。

看吧,在生命里,有时候会有让你懊恼的事情出现。“
噢这个人不好” ; “我不能和这些人在一起,他们侮辱我”, 这些小样小样的问题存在我们的脑子里,当你正要静下来静坐的时候,这些问题都会出现来打扰你对吗?把手举起来老实的告诉我,你在静坐的时候,有没有想过这些事情 -- “噢,如果我的老公也可以参与就好了” ; “噢我的孩子都不听话呀”。

关于邻居,朋友,认识的人,不认识的人的事情,这些的事情的出现也带来了愤怒,不耐烦和内在的懊恼。所以你要如何处理这些懊恼的事?
原本你在处理些重要的事物,突然有只苍蝇飞来并坐在你身上,
你会因为它而被深深的困扰着吗?不,你不会因为一只小小的苍蝇而深受困扰。你只会轻轻的把它赶走。我们必须要清楚的知道这些事情。

这些小小的懊恼可以帮助你接纳内在的自己。懊恼代表着不能接纳。不能接纳也意味着你在紧握着你的双拳。接纳就像是松开你的双拳。懊恼是紧绷,挫折。当你在懊恼的时候,你有感受到那份紧绷和挫折吗?
接纳也是开阔,当你的手掌开着的时候,只有天空才会是极限;
所有的一切都在你的内在里。但是当你的手是紧握的时候,里面是什么也没有的。所以放下是很重要。

现在问题来了,“如果我放下了,我要如何去行动呢?”
有些人做了些不公道的事情,你就想到说:“噢,
古儒吉告诉我们要接纳,那我就接受它把”。不是的!看,那火焰就在那里,你必须要引导它去正确的方向。在恼怒时,就算采取些行动是不能解决事情的。首先先接受,然后再采取适当的行动。这些都需要很多的勇气和耐心。

还有另外一件是就是羞辱。
我告诉你羞辱是非常好。羞辱能让我们的容量增加;它让我们的容器变大。羞辱让“小我”瓦解,让“我执”离开,让你重回到像小孩子般的单纯。你知道吗,你从来都不能羞辱一个小孩子,因为他们是空空洞洞的。

但是当我们成为某个人的时候,当我们紧握着一些对自己的概念的时候,我们就会觉得“噢这是羞辱
某人说“别过来”,或是“不可这样做”,这些小事都困扰着你。这就是为什么这些被称为Maya(幻影),因为我们的脑子都在牵挂着这些不值得我们去浪费心力的事情。

当你说“就连这个也不是我的”,这就成为了Mahamaya;这是神性的伎俩。因为当你开始和它拉扯的时候,拉扯让它变成更多。结果就演变成第22条军规情况(指左右为难的情况)。你就被困在其中。
所以不要羞怒中离开。在被羞辱的时候就把它当成Tapas(热能的意思)“好,这是Tapas,我会接受,我会拿下。”Tapas让你成为更强壮更漂亮。

所以说“Gyaninampee Chetansi Devi Bhagwati Hi Saa, Baladakrishya Mohay Mahamaya Prayachhati”,这就记载在Durga Saptshati(唱诵文)里,我们昨天有唱诵到的。
Maya的力量,无知的力量是那么的强烈,就连智者或是有大智慧的人都会被动摇。她会让所有人都动摇,所以才会说道:“我挚爱的女神母亲,您让我在心智的游戏里动摇了”。我们将重要性给了那些不值得的事情里。我们给了太多的注意力在那些暂时性和那些一闪而过的事情上。它们来了,它们又离开了。这就是指Mahamaya。

昨天我说道:“Ya Devi Sarva-bhutesu Bhranti-rupena Samsthitha Namastasyei Namastasyei Namastasyei Namo Namaha.”
心智也以妄想的形式出现,不只是Shanti(平静)或Shakti(力量)。它也以饥饿,混乱,妄想,都以这一些来呈现。当你察觉到这些的时候,你就会对心智的伎俩微微一笑了。当心智再玩这些小伎俩的时候,你不需要加以鉴定;你只需要超越它,这就会达到永恒的寂静(Chira Shanti)。心智达到了绝对的平静;那是无法被动摇的。
这是生命里值得拥有的事情,所有的祝福也只为了达到这个而已。

今天我们进行了Rishi Homa。自古以来,很多的圣人都保存了这个知识。在传统里,
它是专注在Poojas (礼拜)的Parashara 。在Guru Pooja(礼拜大师)里我们唱诵Narayanam Padma Bhavam Vashishtham Shaktim cha tat putra Parasharam Cha.,在传统里的第五个圣人就是Parashara他强调以Poojas--Poojadishu Anuraga iti Parasharyah.来表达爱和奉献。

今天我们做了Ayudha Pooja。这是给予我们的仪器的荣耀。
明天如果我们去街上的时候,你会看到被涂上Sandal-paste(宗教仪式里用到的材料),Kumkum(粉类)和插上花朵的巴士。人们会美化他们的交通工具。这也意味着从小至针,或到支柱都洋溢着神性,所以都要一一的给予荣耀。

就算是针,刀子,剪刀,螺丝刀,扳手,所有的东西都应该被给予荣耀,因为神性之母都在各种工具仪器里呈现,所以我们要给予它们荣耀。
在工厂里你也会看到他们一年一度会清洗所有的仪器。今天的人们会给予荣耀和感恩所有的仪器,交通工具,巴士,车子,所有等,因为神性都在这些东西里呈现。
Ayudha Pooja是在圣母节的第9天进行。明天是Vijaya Dasami,胜利的日子。所以当Maya(幻影)取代心智的时候,我们只需要去察觉它。这些都是心智制造的事情,所以就把它放下就好。

这就是圣母节的主要讯息。

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