One with an honest heart can remain happy
There is no corner of the world now where there is total peace. There is no human being who can give peace to others. However, there are Baba's centres all over the world and each one is an oasis of peace. Look at Brahma Baba's face. See his face and your face will become like his. His heart is honest and clean and his mind quiet. If there isn't honesty, the mind cannot be quiet, there cannot be true happiness. If the mind is not quiet then your mouth will also speak a lot! So first keep your heart clean. Tell your intellect to order your mind to remain peaceful. Knowledge is inculcated in the intellect.
How can I become ever healthy, wealthy and happy? Don't ask how you can become this… it has to happen, I have to be that and I have to be that NOW! Firstly, purity is essential. When there is purity the heart is clean. Within purity there is honesty. Purity, peace, happiness, love and power. But first comes purity. As you listen to this, experience it as well. When someone considers the self a child of God, their intellect becomes so pure, so clean, so peaceful, that they practically receive the strength to do what God is telling them to do. Whatever is in your heart will come into your speech. So, the heart, the mind, the intellect, activity and speech are all connected. Our sanskaras are also subtly connected.
It is time to finish my weaknesses and to imbibe divine virtues. When a person has virtues they are loved by others. They smile! Just smile for a minute and see what a feeling you get! In fact, when your heart is clean and your mind peaceful then your face will automatically smile. Someone with a pure intellect will observe and absorb that which is good.
If you want to experience love, happiness and peace then you have to first imbibe purity. You cannot say you want love first. No, purity is the mother. It is the basis. If there is purity then peace will come. If there is purity then love, happiness and power will come.
Consider yourself as a soul; a child of the Supreme Soul. Consider yourself as this child and you will feel intoxicated! The world, the body, relationships – all are here. Yet I have a relationship with the One up above. Go into the depths of the One. First have love for solitude. Then become introverted… then move into the depths of the One.
Knowledge brings strength. The Supreme Soul gives us strength to imbibe that which is good. My intellect should be totally absorbed in the One… With the power of concentration, the intellect makes a determined thought. We need to remember that Paramdham is the land of peace. Baba is from that land and He has to come to take us back there.
Time and thoughts are highly valuable. Let your intellect be clean and it will imbibe elevated thoughts. You will then become the embodiment of bliss. Move into this awareness: I am the truth, the living being and the blissful one.
There are three things: strength, power and energy. When someone is a little weak they need strength. They are weak and may not be able to move along by themselves. Somewhere or another there is attachment. They won't want anything of theirs to leave them… But… I the soul am the child of the Almighty Authority.
Three things are very useful in life. One is the power of contentment. When someone is royal and real they can remain content. The second is the power to tolerate. Baba has told us to become the embodiments of tolerance. If I think about something too much then I make it into a big issue in my own mind. The third aspect is patience. When someone is patient they don't fluctuate easily. This is why we have to take three tablets in the morning; patience, peace and love. Take these three tablets and you will have a good morning, a good day and a good night!
God's Shrimat is teaching us to be one; to be united in our thoughts. Wherever you may come from, there is no difference between us. It feels so good when there are no differences between us. We are all one. We all belong to One. One world, one family.
Now keep your heart honest, merciful, strong and generous. Baba, the One who is giving everything is there for us.
Dadi Janki – 6th November 2012 – Gyan Sarovar
Let your effort be full of sweetness…
How can one claim full marks in the four subjects of knowledge, yoga, dharna and service? If you wish to pass in all 4 subjects then see your thoughts, words and actions. Thoughts are subtle yet as are thought so are our words. There used to be a song: Oh soul, speak sweet words. One's words can become sweet through our thoughts… If you want to pass in all four subjects then you have to keep the aim. Stability starts at the thought level. We saw how stable Mama's and Baba's intellects were. Each one of us can make as much effort as we like. No-one can stop anyone. There has to be courage. Baba can help a soul who has courage.
When I really understand that my Father is the Supreme Soul then intoxication arises. We listen to knowledge through our ears but it is the heart that likes it. When the soul imbibes purity then with God's power, as well as through realisation, a huge amount of transformation occurs. There is a vast difference between pure and impure. What are the vision, words and actions of someone who is impure like? What are the vision, words and actions of someone who is pure like? They will be complete with spiritual love and spirituality.
In your efforts, let there be sweetness so that there is no feeling of force emerging. This is the sign of knowledge and yoga. The face reveals whether the soul has knowledge and yoga. There is huge service in this and for you, everything will feel easy.
We have to be flexible… There is huge benefit in being flexible. A flexible person will be present whenever they are needed for seva. If someone has dharna and they bring that into service then the soul receives strength from Baba and their seva is successful. If someone lacks dharna and thus doesn't experience strength from Baba then what would be the result of their service? I have to use my time in a worthwhile way and let my words be such that others never forget them.
Seventy five years ago Brahma Baba laid the foundation of service. When we first arrived in Mount Abu, Baba stayed here with a couple of others and sent all of us off on service. In Mumbai Dadi used to take the pictures of the tree and the cycle to the sea and people would come and listen to the explanation of them. We went to the temples of Laxmi and Narayan… we walked everywhere to save money and Baba was very happy that we did everything so economically. There was so much strength in that service. We received Baba's strength and that strength is still available to all of you. Baba told us never to tell someone who came that we don't have time now. If someone goes to a shop late at night he gets served. He may only have that time to go to the shop and, after all, he is a customer. This is also a big business.
In the various departments of Madhuban the residents do service with peace and love. They do service with elevated and pure feelings. Some do service of making toli with such elevated feelings that the vibration can easily be felt… There is loved merged in toli… We make it with love. As much as it is made with, that much love it is accepted with.
In fact, because of truth, love and co-operation there is success in service. Then there are also the qualities of truth, humility and sweetness. In truth there is no arrogance. There is humility and sweetness. These three virtues automatically do service. We have to let go of ego… any type of arrogance of the body. It is arrogance that gives sorrow so it has to be killed. Go beyond the consciousness of the body and there will be humility.
There is a huge difference between worldly people and us: food, drink, clothes, hair… Some feel that if they don't go to the hairdressers they can't live! Many souls here were like this but they have been able to change. In fact, these are the things of habit and culture and you need to spend money for them. In the dictates of my own mind, many things are mixed. In the dictates of others there are even more things mixed. Baba teaches us to be very simple… How transformation happens to souls is Baba's wonder. Here we learn to live very economically and in eknami (the name of One). What you may spend on a meal in a hotel can feed five people at home. There is a connection between mind, wealth and body. Where the money is used, the mind follows. This is why we need to be Manmanabhav… place the mind in Him.
Let me now my intellect be satoguni to such an extent that I can pick virtues. If you are rajoguni or tamoguni now then you will see defects and you will complain…. Then you can't expect to come in the first period of the golden age. Do you wish to book your ticket to the golden age now? Will you change your mind tomorrow and allow your stage to fluctuate? Don't let yourself keep changing and fluctuating? When your intellect is clean it does the task… Please accept the Diwali gift Dadi is giving; let your intellect be stable, unshakeable and immovable. World service has happened in this way. Become Baba's companion and everyone will see how you have transformed… and then the whole world will be transformed. Om Shanti