Excerpts from the Book JOY IS YOUR BIRTHRIGHT: WHY BE SAD? And other Heart-to-Heart Talks, By Dada J. P. Vaswani
Dada starts by telling us that the deeper the sorrow caves in your being, the more joy you can contain. Wealth is decrease in desires. He tells us Buddha’s 4 noble truths. Krishna-shakti is desireless.
He advises us to tear the veil of the ego.
The time to begin is now.
Controlling the mind requires: Abhyasa and Vairagya. Patience & Perseverance, Detachment & Discipline, can take you to your goal. Cultivate the strength within. Let us continue with our Sadhna & daily prayers.
Walk the way of devotion. Let us give unconditional love to one and all.
Go directly to God. Make God a Senior Partner in your business.
Our deepest source of power and perfection is prayer. Walk the way of Bhakti.
To be compassionate is to experience divinity in our everyday life. The positive energy that goes out will be returned to you by the Infinite Universe. It will come back to you at the right time and in the right measure.
Life’s richest treasure is a loving heart that is at peace with all. Man wanders through 3 stages: Waking, Sleeping and Sushupti. Satsang means true fellowship with like-minded aspirants.
Wisdom consists in accepting God’s will – not with despair or resignation, but in peace & faith, knowing that our journey through life has been perfectly planned by Him. There can be no mistake in God’s plan for us.
The law of Karma in Hindu philosophy is neither fatalistic nor punitive; now is man a hapless, helpless victim in its bonds. God has blessed each one of us with reason; intellect & discrimination, as well as complete free will. Even when our past Karma inclines us towards evil, we can consciously tune our inclination towards detachment & ego-free action, thus lightening the karmic load.
Remember – insults & unjust criticism are like bad coins. You cannot avoid getting them, but you can always refuse to accept them.
Practice tapasya of the tongue. Experts tell us that 80% of all the diseases today are caused by the turmoil of negative emotions of hate, envy etc. Forgive endlessly and repeatedly and you will be free.
Faith never fails. We live in an uncertain world, where God is the only Absolute Certainty of life.
Without love, the world is like a neglected garden where no flowers bloom. Rise in love. Speak softly, gently, speak with loving kindness and treat everyone with love and respect. Let us not see the faults of others. Let us also love those who hate and criticize us. Whatever we do, whatever we say, whatever we think, whatever we give – let us do it for the pure love of God. The law of love is the law of service and sacrifice.
The love of God is the one reality in this illusory world. His love doth take care of his devotees and will never let them go.
The nature of man is love.
3 principles to be followed on the spiritual path: Be detached, ignite the flames of lord divine and seek refuge in him and ask for his grace.
Silence heals, Silence soothes, Silence comforts, Silence purifies, Silence revitalizes us.
3 dictums of Sufism: God is one. The one creator resides in all. Annihilate your ego, become nothing.