Dadi Janki – 17th August 2012, GRC (am)
We are all pilgrims on The Pilgrimage
There is Baba's magic in every murli. Have this experience and let there be such transformation that it is as though magic has happened! Let there be the urge or yearning that something new will happen in all kinds of service. With such enthusiasm our feet do not touch the ground. Baba would ask Dadi if she had done service before having breakfast and would say not to eat dinner without giving the evening class! Once your dharna is good there is naturally enthusiasm to do service and your dharna will be good, if you have absorbed the power of yoga. This is not just a matter of speaking the knowledge but it is to do so with a deep inner feeling to serve.
Today I will clarify what is the power of yoga and the journey of remembrance. With the pilgrimage of remembrance we keep the deep feeling inside that we are leaving. One never looks back on a pilgrimage. Wherever you are going, whether it is Amarnath or Badrinath, the intellect is focused on that place. We are going to Paramdhan and need to focus on this destination. Usually with a pilgrimage there is a return but we will not be returning here but be going onto Satyug, the world of happiness. On this pilgrimage we finish everything. We don't pick up burdens. On a pilgrimage people travel light and don't depend on anyone. We are fellow pilgrims who are travelling together. We are that cause you to waste your time on unnecessary things. You are on the pilgrimage so just keep going! Sometimes gossiping holds us up on the process of pilgrimage. 'Now, we are going Home'.
It is through remembrance that you accumulate the power of yoga. The power to withdraw and pack-up are enabling us to go further on the pilgrimage of remembrance. If we do not pack up, we will not have the experience of the pilgrimage and will not be able to convey the feeling of being on this journey to others. Those who are pilgrims have a lot of love for each other; they are simply together due to the journey and do not have any other connection.
Mama had severe physical illness and yet it was as though she was not in the body. Mama had so much power of yoga. When we visited Mama in hospital Bombay, she made herself completely bodiless and gave such drishti that we couldn't even see her body! Otherwise there would have been attachment. That day and today Mama and Baba give the experience of bodilessness. When Baba camefrom the hospital theatre after an operation, he gave drishti and we all experienced the bodiless stage… This is called the power of yoga. Forget about Maya being the 5 vices, that is already over, but realise that the impact of the force of matter is only transcended with the power of yoga. Through the power of yoga we destroy the attraction of the vices and past karmic accounts and make the past past.
In the present take power through yoga, as yoga gets the work done. Whose power of yoga is it? Yoga means the work is getting done together, and 'I' am not doing anything. We are all together and the work is getting done. It is through the power of yoga that establishment is happening. It is said that it doesn't take long for God to make humans into deities. Before the deity is the Brahmin and in bhakti they bow to the Brahmins and then the deities. We are Brahmins by the actions that we do, not by the name. Those Brahmins get people to do things for them and we are Brahmins because of the work we do. We offer bhog to Baba and give it to others to eat. We prepare the food and give to the people who are householders, not the other way round.
Again and again, it is the power of yoga I am thinking about. When we are on the pilgrimage of remembrance nothing else comes to mind. If something is on our mind it means we are stuck somewhere and the intellect is pulled; maybe by the body or relatives. Do not allow this. With the power of yoga we get the power to judge and discern. In remembrance we need the power to withdraw and pack up. Through yoga we get the power to face and give cooperation. There is so much cooperation going on and a yogi would never say, 'I do not get cooperation'. Remembrance is about my personal effort and yoga is for service; in relationships, through the power of yoga, love does so much work that no one will ever say that they have to tolerate something. It is godly love.
What does it mean when we communicate another's weakness? What would be the stage of one who does this? Yoga mean: how does Baba do things and speak? We have to emulate him and see what kind of answer he would give. Criticising and reporting people is not the stage of a yogi. In remembrance there is no concern for other people. It is a very subtle thing and subtly the power of remembrance pulls us, so the intellect is not pulled here and there. There is a song which goes 'We are going in the direction of the subtle regions and we are pulled by the string of love and no one else can pull us'. We are on pilgrimage. The language of a pilgrim doesn't say they cannot live with this one or that one. The pilgrim is one whose intellect is 'hanging with God', so there is no attachment or attraction – nor are they affected nor drawn to anyone.
This journey of life is very long and so let us move along singing and dancing and not concerned with any other things. As a pilgrim there is a lot of purity and we maintain peace and love. These days of pilgrimage will one day be over. Baba is happy seeing the pilgrimage and gives blessings when He sees one is not disturbed. In happiness we never get disturbed nor disturb anyone else. This time is very valuable and important. We are on a pilgrimage sitting at the Gates of God. At Haridwar the devotees bathe in the morning and in the evening worship the Ganges and the goddesses. In the morning we take the bath of knowledge and progressively throughout the day towards the evening we become more and more worthy of worship. Purity comes through the power of yoga. The heart experiences power through purity. We experience so much regard for Baba, Mama, Didi and Dadiji, who served in such a way that they brought us into remembrance and inspired us to do service.
From the beginning until now I am concerned with the thought: 'Who am I?' We have to go deep into this, then we can send the intellect up above to who we belong to. When we go inside we get the remembrance of Baba and can then go up above. It is through the power of yoga our negative karma is destroyed and power is accumulated to enable us to perform pure karma. This karma was beyond our capacity and we had never even thought about it. Baba has done it through us and people are amazed.
To accumulate the power of yoga we need a good intellect. If the intellect is caught up in ordinary things, the work will get done but our income will not increase. No one will stop the work for me. If I am given service to do and think that someone else can do it, then, of course, someone else can do it - but why should I throw away chance to create my fortune? Service is already fixed and it will get done, but in order to become a god or goddess, I get the opportunity to do service and by doing service I learn many things. Keep a good record of giving regard, because we are all pilgrims on The Pilgrimage. Baba tells us often in the murli not to spoil our register. We cannot have yoga or remembrance, if we get angry, irritated, disturbed or annoyed. If we do, the result of that has to be endured and it takes time to get our original stage back, so there is great loss. With each and every step pay a lot of attention.
If the new world is being created by the power of yoga at least you can maintain your body with the power of yoga! Baba's blessings are contained with the power of yoga. We need to have the intelligence to draw Baba's blessings to ourselves, so we can continue with the power of yoga. In remembrance do not be held back or hold anyone else back. We are all becoming avyakt. If we have full clarity about remembrance and the power of yoga, we will reach the destination and all illnesses will disappear. We have to make sure that our last moment will be accurate and will take us to our destination. That will only be possible when we have had yoga over a long period of time. We can become the 'giving' form like Baba when we move along with Him and it shows that we belong to Him.
God sees the virtues in the ones that the world does not see. One soul who came to Baba, who was never given regard or respect in worldly life, did everything for Baba and, was totally transformed with virtue. It is said the ones with no intelligence are raised, when there is the intelligence to stay with Baba and be with Baba. Cleanliness, honesty and being honourable are virtues Baba likes. It is good to be a sample of living simply. Become so light and free from burden. Only when we are light can we be in remembrance and then Baba clears the way for us.