Easiest way to God Realisation-Voice Real
Message delivered by the President at the annual function of the Gulbarga Branch of Shri Ram Chandra Mission on 15-12-1957.
It is owing to my profound attachment with humanity that I lay down the feelings of my heart to be bubbled up into the hearts of my fellow-beings, the very part and parcel of my own being, in order to make every heart over-flooded with peace and bliss. My heart remains connected with you all, here and elsewhere, giving impulse in unbroken silence to effect the hearts naturally in due course. But it is for every living soul to wake up to his spiritual needs for the realisation of the Ultimate.
We belong to the country where religious spirit has ever been flowing in one or the other form. Diverse means are adopted for the purpose of gaining the object of life. They may be correct if the heart is connected with it in the real sense, so as to be absorbed in the essence of real life. We are bred to have union with Reality which we have emerged from. We have brought with us the very essence of Infinity and we should try to keep close to it, in order to give freedom to our thought for absorption in the Infinite. If we neglect it, we remain bound to activity of thought and not the Reality at the root, which is limitless. The hymns and prayers offered generally result in flattery when one is dumb to the real spirit of the essential character.
The great teachers have always been actively speculating to devise means and methods of higher approach, though the solution is quite at hand. Really the path nearest to yourself is the path nearest to God. My revered master, Samarth Guru Mahatma Ram Chandraji Maharaj of Fatehgarh, has rendered wonderful service to humanity in this respect by providing the easiest means of gaining the object of life. His methods are so easy that their very easiness has become a veil for common understanding. Simple and subtle means are needed for the realisation of the subtlest Being. Realisation has been represented as a very difficult and complicated job. This offers great discouragement to people who are thereby scared away from it. Such ideas should be banished from the mind, for they weaken the will which is the only instrument to help us on our onward march.
On the basis of my personal experience, I suggest a simple process which can be followed by all quite easily. If one can sell his heart, i.e. make a gift of it to the Divine Master, hardly anything more remains to be done. This shall naturally bring him to the state of absorbency in the Infinite Reality. The adoption of this easy and simple technique makes the beginning of the process the very end of it. The impulse begins to flow in automatically, transforming the entire being of an individual. What else except a tiny heart can be the fittest offering for the achievement of the dearest object of life?
One thing more : to effect the surrender of heart in the easiest way, only an act of will is required. But the lighter and finer the will, the more effective shall be its working. An act of will lying in the form of a seed, of an insignificant volume in the deeper cores of consciousness, shall soon develop into a full-fledged tree stretching its branches all over.
Finally the adoption of the method is sure to bring in an attitude of renunciation from the very first day. A courageous start is all that is needed for the purpose. May the true seeker see the light and wake up to the call of his real Self.
I close with a prayer for the inner awakening of all living beings to the Real life. Amen.