Monday, 21 July, 2008

Difficulties- A Help for Realization

Difficulties are sent to us exclusively to make the Realization more perfect. Each time we try to realize something and meet with a resistance or an obstacle or even a failure- what seems to be a failure- we should never forget that it is exclusively, absolutely needed , so that The Realization may be more perfect.
So this habit of cringing, of getting discouraged or even feeling uncomfortable, or of abusing and telling yourself : " There! Again I have made a mistake "- all that is absolute foolishness.
Simply tell yourself : " We dont know how to do things as they ought to be done ; well, they are being done for us,come what may! " And if we could see to what extent all that seems to be, yes, a difficulty, a mistake, a failure, an obstacle- all that is just to help us, so that the Realization is clearly understood. Once you know that, everything becomes easy.
Shocks and trials always come as a Divine Grace to show us the points in our being where we fall short and the movements in which we turn our back on our soul by listening to the clamour of our mental and vital being.
Be absolutely convinced that everything that happens, happens in order to give us precisely the lesson we needed.
If we know how to accept these spiritual blows with due humility, we are sure to cover a great distance at a single bound.

-An excerpt from the works of The Mother.

8 comments:

Cyrus Rumi said...

Hi Krishna! :)

How true! We should never look upon events as personal failures, but as means to develop our own unique potential and growth. We should adjust our mindset and responses to these so-called negative feedback loops, to produce positive results for real lasting changes within us; and in the world around us.

Namaste, peace and salaam to you and family.

Cyrus

Srini said...

Hi Krishna,

Nice thought from The Mother. Very hopeful.

Of course, from a higher perspective, there is nothing bad. All that happens simply happens. No event or situation in life is irrelevant. But the mind always wants to settle for an idea and resists the flow of life. This resistance is what we call difficulties, suffering, etc. If we look deeply into things, all suffering and difficulties are mainly due to this resistance and overreactions of the mind, not the actual events and situations themselves. And the significance of difficult situations in life is that, it gives us one more chance to dissolve these resistances. So, it's upto us to make use of the chance or have that happen all over again :)

Let me share a quote from one of my favourite books,

"Suffering has nothing to do with events, but with one’s reaction to them. What’s happening is merely what’s happening. How you feel about it is another matter."

God Bless.

Amarendra said...

Dearest 'Goddess' Krishna!

It is absolutely blissful to hear Mother's description of God's Perfect Plan!

So, the difficulty, the mistake, the failure or, the obstacle IS THE PATH!

Thanks, for showing us The Divine Grace!

God Bless, Infinite Love and lots of prayers for your loved ones!

surjit said...

Krishna Ji'
Namaskar'
Truthful words:
'....Be absolutely convinced that everything that happens, happens in order to give us precisely the lesson we needed...'
I am, therefore, fully conviced.
"If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?.....(Rumi)
Thanks for sharing another good post.
God bless.

Krishna. N. C. said...

My Dear Cyrus,
My Humble Namaste :)Thank you so much for your lovely insight!
Its only the resistance that we offer to all the so called discomforts in our life that in Truth, conceal the very seed of our Spiritual progress and thay indeed open up our road to His Realization :)
May we all be blessed with this Maturity!
Sending you lots of love, hugs and my heartfelt prayers for you and your loved ones :)
God Bless you always!

Krishna. N. C. said...

My Dear Srini,
Namaste and Salaam:)) I agree with you completely when you say that in reality, its our rigid Resistances to all our situations in life which lead to breaks in the Smooth flow of life...We so often fail to accept circumstances just the way they actually are...rather we tend to fight and oppose every event so that it turns out to be just the way we Desired :)
Thank you so much for sharing your views :)
I loved the quote too:)Beautiful!
Sending you my heartfelt love and prayers for you and you loved ones:)
God bless you always!

Krishna. N. C. said...

Dearest Amarji,
I am utterly redfaced and humbled by the wonderful yet unworthy title you bestow on me- a tiny speck of dust: of His Dazzling Creation :))
I absolutely dont deserve it! Thank you immensely for your Kindness and Love that you shower on me :)
Yes, all our difficulties and sorrows pave the very Path towards Him :)
I am glad you liked The Mother's beautiful piece of writing :)
May we all be blessed by His Grace and Mercy always!
Sending you lots of love and my sincerest prayers for you and your loved ones.God bless you :))
Keep His Luminosity eternally sparkling my dear one!

Krishna. N. C. said...

My Dearest and respected Surjitji,
My Humble Namaskar :)) Thank you for your kind presence once again :)
I am glad you liked The Mother's Truthfilled, inspiring and Beautiful words!
I loved the quote by Rumi :)It happens to be my favourite one!
Sending you lots of love and heartfelt prayers for you and your loved ones :)
God Bless you dear one :)