Vedic Wisdom

Man being an integral part of Divinity, all divine powers are hidden in the human soul in seed form. These powers remain dormant under the debris of mental agitation , sensual peversions, defects and vices in the form of ignorance. People think that they are poor, miserable, insignificant and infirm. But those who are able to sweep away this debris from within, have a glimpse of the pure light of the inner self. They realize that the light of the Omnipotent Supreme Divine is present within their own soul and they are its true inheritors. As soon as the ash covering live coal is removed, red-hot flame of blazing fire is revealed. This live coal, although small in size, has the potentiality of causing devastating conflagration. With the unveiling of this curtain an insignificant man becomes a great man.

Human soul is a storehouse of supreme knowledge, wisdom and extra-ordinary powers. By their unfoldment a Sadhak becomes a siddha-Yogi. Nothing is required to be brought from outside nor does it require the grace of some god or demon to attain Siddhis. What is needed is simply to remove the dense and dark covering which envelops the inner light.

The sun of righteous knowledge removes the clouds of ignorance and the resplendent divine light of the soul is manifested. The development of righteousness through Gayatri Sadhana gives birth to numerous kinds of spiritual and material prosperity. The purification of the body and mind makes worldly life happy and peaceful. With the growth of prudence and spiritual power several difficulties which appear to others to be daunting like a steep mountain top become as simple and light as a straw. The Sadhak finds no insurmountable hindrance in accomplishment of any work. Either circumstances change according to his will or he adjusts and changes his desires to the circumstances. Suffering is due to conflict between desire and unfavourable circumstances. A prudent person is always resilient and avoids conflict and thus leads a happy life. For him the Ganga of divine bliss flows on this earth.

The roots of all worries, insidious thinking and untoward emotional currents emanate from three principal causes –

(i) Ignorance  

(ii) Infirmity and

(iii) Scarcity.
   
 Ignorance:-

Ignorance is the sole cause of absurd, haphazard or abject thinking. The mind of most people is often found engaged in thinking what it should not. Varieties of fears, complications and troubles in one’s life are invited or imposed by his fallacious thinking. For instance, because of his ignorance or illusions about his own potentials, he may take up such projects or plans in hand that would lead to failure and despair. At times, his underestimation or overestimation of other’s capacity or realities or of the likely future developments puts him in embarrassing or awkward situations in his personal, professional and social encounters. He often lives in an illusory world of false expectations, imaginations and ambitions and keeps doing what he ought not. Similar is the result of shortsighted thoughts and deeds driven by the attractions of momentary or immediate gains. In essence, he frequently faces disappointments, disgrace, stress, jealousy, deception, depressions and related sufferings in the worldly interactions mainly because of his own follies.

The scenario is worse on the psychological fronts. Even the well-educated and materialistically successful or progressive fellows are seen suffering from the hidden pressure of ego, attachments, jealousy and varieties of emotional aberrations. Small incidents that disturb one’s emotional makeup appear severe to him…. Enormous changes in the circumstances like those due to variation in the attitude or expectation of a friend, or death of a near and dear one…, etc –– occur in everybody’s life…. But there are hardly a few who remain aloof or unperturbed by such ‘natural’ disturbances. Because of our ignorance, we inadvertently neglect the supremacy of Nature and often tend to impose ourselves, our fears and aspirations….; we always want favorable circumstances and are reluctant to accept the certainty of even some natural events just because they would be adverse or painful…. Because of this indirect expectation of the impossible, we are shocked and shaken upside-down by tragedies, hardships and unprecedented problems and put ourselves in a helpless state of great sorrows and suffering….

Infirmity:-

It is the weakness or deficiency of our mind that enslaves us in the web of desperation, fear and sorrows. Many of us are unable to make use of the rare opportunities bequeathed  by the Almighty and can’t even bear the burden of our natural duties.

One suffers ill health or sickness because of the weakness of the body and can’t enjoy even what he possesses as comforts. Tasty food, enchanting music, beautiful scenes, wealth and other accessories can’t offer any pleasure to a bedridden sick man. These might even sometimes irritate or trouble him on the contrary…

Mentally deficient ones can’t acquire or appreciate the grandeur and depth of literature, philosophy or science, etc and remain deprived of the enlightenment and joy of thoughtfulness and knowledge…. Spiritual infirmity distracts one from Swadhyaya-Satsang and divine devotion and bereaves the realization of the limitless inner power….

Scarcity:-

Many people complain of lack of resources and support and cannot do much despite having talents. Many of them are found disappointed, worried and depressed due to this ‘misfortune’. Unavailability of food, clothing, shelter, books, medicines, monetary resources, friends, etc would naturally impose some handicap and hindrance in the progress of one’s life.

The divine powers, philosophy and science of the Gayatri Mantra are the eternal sources of righteous intellect, prosperity and might. These eliminate all ignorance, infirmities and scarcities from the sadhaka’s life and expunge his sufferings, sorrows and burdens forever….