In the whole of God’s creation, we human beings are not only powerful but unique and peculiar and above all blessed with the power to feel and experience the power of all powers – the supreme consciousness. What we fail to understand is even though everybody is blessed with the power to realise the power of all powers, not all are entitled to feel the power of God within them.
Fact of human suffering
Animals do not require any awareness about health and wellness. In spite of being blessed with the power to connect with the God within, we have not understood the basic need of human existence. It is a known fact that on one hand, 99 per cent of human population is dying due to various diseases and disorders. On the other hand, we have reached heights in medical science. One has to realise that medicines and treatment is for those who are already suffering from diseases. But to achieve a state of living without disease or disorder is the real challenge. The negative impact on the physical body is due to various mental diseases or disorders. The negative state of mind is reflecting as a pain and suffering in our physical body. The truth that I am going to convey now will help you live a life free of pain and suffering. In fact this is the only way to remove all the existing sufferings and to create a future without pain and suffering. What is that? It is the ability to accept that everybody is blessed with the equal power but not all are blessed with equal joy and success. It varies from person to person based on two aspects - past karma and ignorance about the self and the knowledge of karma. These are the reasons for all your sufferings.
Life awakening example
Considering a situation where two people are pushed into water and only one person knows swimming but the other one does not. Water remains the same for both. One who knows to swim will happily swim and save his life. One who does not know swimming will only suffer until he gets some help to save himself. The person who suffered is not incapable of swimming; he cannot swim as has not committed himself to learn and practice swimming. It’s the same with our problems. When we face a problem, we always tend to ask God why I am suffering. It is foolish to push someone who does not know swimming and expect God to save him from drowning. But in reality no one is pushed by others. They themselves jump into water and expect God to save them without knowing swimming. This may be a simple example but can bring unexplainable changes once you understand this simple truth of life. You should take self-effort to understand the invisible power which always exists in every place and every time. You should practice yourself to receive this invisible power through your physical body to bring the changes that you want to see in life from now and forever. For this, you need to understand the need of the physical body and above all how to maintain it with good health.
The truth about the truth
With these understandings, it is like self-effort you take to learn swimming before being pushed into water. This is called the path of liberation or source of liberation. Everybody cannot become a source of liberation. A human being who has taken self-effort to make use of the God power within them is the only source of liberation. Now all your chattering in the mind in the name of problems, suffering, fear or any kind of struggles can be easily removed once you understand the truth about the invisible power within you, the need of the physical body and the discipline to maintain it in good condition. Else you will be stuck in a cycle of illusions called growth, development, knowledge and useless philosophy like religion etc.
The truth remains the same and there can never be two truths. This truth is simple. Every problem is temporary but peace is permanent only when you realize the truth that there is God and God is within you and not outside of you. Knowing this simple truth, I request, recommend and in fact command all of you with love to start treating this body as a temple, the only temple where you can really contact and communicate with God. How much ever faith you have on God outside you, it’s never going to bring any changes until you realize that the real power which can give you all the powers is always and already within you.
Atmayogi Shri Aasaanji Aham Brahmasmi!
Atmayogi Shri Aasaanji is a non-religious, contemporary Spiritual Master and the founder of the Atmayoga Foundation (Institute for Inner-Science and Self-Transformation) www.atmayoga.in