Love for the country and love for God are not separate

Fri, 02/17/2012

Happiness should also be controlled. When we are happy, we should channelize our happiness. Sukh mein seva dukh mein tyaag – memorize this formula.
When you are happy, do some sevice, and when you are sad or miserable then surrender your sorrow. If you do not have the attitude of surrender, sorrow will never leave you. If one does not surrender even in sorrow, then there is no way out for that person. Surrender and service, both should go together in life.
The happiness that we are experiencing must be given a direction.
See how joyful we are – we have been meditating since morning and we all feel so good. We must think, what do we have to do so that everyone may experience this joy?
Do seva, we have to build a corruption-free, violence-free, and oppression-free society. For that we have to fight against ignorance. There are a variety of superstitions in our country and we have to eliminate those. There is illiteracy which we have to remove. We have to fight against ignorance.

To all those people who are watching (the webcast), I would tell them too that they should meditate for a little while every day. Meditation increases joy, keeps the body healthy, intellect sharp and makes one intuitive - whatever is about to happen gets reflected in the mind beforehand.
Embrace all bad thoughts. Why? Because if you try to chase them away, they will persist. So if you shake hands with them, they will immediately go away.
Kshane Kshane Uparameti – slowly, gradually, as the mind is released from the stream of thoughts, within two to four minutes, or ten to fifteen minutes, the mind settles. As we continue to practice this, such a joy and peace will arise and honesty will become the nature of our life. We will not have to make any effort to be honest; honesty will become our nature. We must keep ourselves open.

Annaji (Anna Hazare) has come here today. In his life he has always had a completely open personality; a deep sense of belongingness with everyone. Just as we are here, absolute openness!
This same kind of openness on your part - to do something for the country, to sacrifice and feel, ‘I don’t need anything for myself, everything is for my country.’ If this spirit awakens in every one of our youth, then the very look of the country will change.
It has to change and we will have to bring that change, there is no other option.
Are you all ready?
Annaji, your army is ready! We have a factory here for preparing the army!

Without going inward, life will not move in the right direction. Neither will there be success at work – for success at work also one has to go inward, at least for a little while every day. When one achieves success at work, then there will be stability in life and we become peaceful. And then, whatever we wish for will start happening. How many of you have experienced this?
This is the significance of the spirituality of India – Sankalpa Siddhi. Defeat does not come near us. Why? It is because of the increase in sattva. When there is an increase in satoguna, you can gain victory over the world. Wherever you go, in whichever corner, no matter what kind of challenge you face, you will overcome it effortlessly with a smile.
How? It will not be the achievement of a single individual or the small mind. It is the universal consciousness, the cosmic consciousness, the supreme power - when we get connected to it, only then can we achieve success and attain perfection (siddhi).

There is an old saying in U.P. (Uttar Pradesh) Ram jharokhe baithe sabka mujra le. This is proven in life, so if you try to do something without spirituality, you will never achieve success. Spirituality is our essence, our foundation, and the very basis of our life. So, hold on to it, and then see how everyone’s mind changes, even the worst minds change.
Nobody in this world is bad but even those who appear to be bad, we can transform their minds also. There is so much power in this knowledge. That is why it has been called Brahma Gyaan (supreme knowledge).

Yesterday, someone asked me, ‘Why have all these corrupt people come here?’
I said, ‘I would like you to bring all the corrupt people in the world here, to the ashram.’ Let them come and sit here for some time, and witness the joy here. They give so much importance to money because there is no love in life, no sacrifice, no peace has been experienced, no joy achieved. If they experience the joy here then money will lose its charm. If they could jump and dance like all of you and sing in ecstasy, then everything else will lose its charm. Wealth, alcohol are nothing, they have no juice. So let there be juice in life.
So, just like how you have found such joy in life, spread this joy and this juice to everyone around you. Let them drink it – you drink and make others also drink. In a bar, the bartender makes others drink, but does not drink himself. But we first drink ourselves, and then make others drink.

Today Arvindji (Arvind Kejriwal) is also sitting with us. He is so good, so articulate, so informative. He keeps all information and knowledge. There is intense love for the country in Arvind’s heart. Every one of us are with him, and he has a lot to do for the country in the future.

The voice of truth should be bold. Make your voice so powerful that it is heard in every corner. Love for the country (desh prem) and love for God (daiva prem) are not separate. If you love God, you will definitely love your country, because it is the creation of God after all! They both are not separate. And if you love the world, the creator who is sitting inside you, you will turn towards Him also and thank Him sometime. If you don’t do that, it will not work.

See, each one of us is like corn. Corn is hard and popcorn is soft and white. In the same way, energy from the meditation and all these (practices) makes the corn pop and become fluffy! It makes your heart open and your mind clear. It is such beautiful wisdom. Isn’t it such a nice and great wisdom?!

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