You Will Win
When delusion is shed, grief gets
destroyed; joy is established: dukha
nivrithi and aanandha prapti
both happen at the same time. The mind is the villain; it is
another name for desire; the texture of the mind is just desire,
both warp and woof are desire and nothing else. If desire goes,
the mind disappears. When you pull out all the yarn from a piece
of cloth, you have no more cloth. So too, pull out desires from
the mind, it disappears, and you are free. Grief and joy are the
obverse and reverse of the same experience. Joy is when grief
ends; grief is when joy ends. When you invite a blind man for
dinner, you must set on the table two plates, for he comes along
with another man who will lead him in. Grief and joy are
is very difficult to acquire; do not think it is easy to become a
bhaktha. As a matter of fact, it is
even more difficult than Jnaana, for
it means complete surrender, full contentment whatever may happen.
The river must flow back to its source; it must turn back and up.
If you flow down, you will have to go down, down, down, and water
becomes undrinkable. But do not despair; you have to win
some day. The sooner, the better. A mango seller may seek
to sell four for a rupee; but if three of them get spoiled, he
should not give up hope, for, a person may come and offer a rupee
for the fourth one.
Having come here and
listened, and secured darshan and
read about Me, put into actual practice at least one of the good
counsel you got; one stick is enough to light a fire; the entire
box of matches need not be used. Have faith that you will
win; have steadiness in the pursuit of the goal.
E-Magazine, May 15, 2003