Listen! Whenever you perceive life is denying you something, just look at it from this angle. It is silver lining that makes you see the cloud. You cannot say, ‘Oh, what a big cloud!’ There is an end; only then you are seeing the cloud. Even the energy which you get to say ‘life is denying you something’, means, you want something, so you say life is denying. The very idea you want something, itself is enough proof life is supporting you! Understand, I have a great news for you today:
ANYTHING YOU WANTED EVEN ONCE, YOU HAVE TO ENJOY IT! You HAVE to enjoy it! That is law of life.
Anything you wanted even once….. If you had a subtle greed for this seat even once, in any one of the future janmas (lives) you WILL BE MADE TO SIT IN THIS and go through all the responsibilities you need to take for this; only then you will be liberated, understand! Only then you will be liberated! If you decide for liberation, then if this seat happens, it will be so beautiful. Just like how I am enjoying! But, if you act for greed, nothing wrong; it will not be denied to you; but you have to live it, you have to enjoy it!
See, one of the biggest problems of human-beings….. Please understand, I am giving you the Why, What, Where, When, all you need to know about human frustration. Listen! First you ask for the chair of CEO. Then you think, ‘Even CEOs are under politicians. Let me ask for the seat of politician.’ Then you find, ‘No, even politicians are falling at the feet of these Swamis. This (Swami’s seat) is the best seat.’ Then you ask for the seat of a Swami.
The other day I was reading a joke:
- “Eighty percent” (who scored 80% marks) MBA (Master of Business Administration) graduates, pick up the file and become officers.
- Just “Pass” (who scraped through with the minimum marks required for passing the exam), pick up the files and get a government job and become bureaucrats.
- “Failed” (who have failed in the exams), somehow, for survival, get into politics and rule the bureaucrats!
- 90% (marks) become officers;
- Less (marks) than that – just “PASS” – become bureaucrats and rule the officers; and
- “Failed”, become politicians and rule the bureaucrats.
- “Never went to school” becomes a Swami and rules the politicians!
No, I am not literally accepting this joke. This has a lot of implications. It has to be taken just as a joke. Understand, the beauty of Hindus is, only we can laugh at ourselves; we have no problem about it. We can make fun of us, and we can laugh. We can enjoy!
Listen! Your possibilities being revealed to you, itself is a solid proof life supports you!
I was telling a story: First, you aspire for the CEO seat. Then, you aspire for the politician’s chair. Then, you aspire for the Swami’s seat. But, when you are aspiring for the Swami’s seat, by that time your first aspiration will become reality, which is CEO chair. That is what is the source of your frustration!
Listen! When your aspirations are right, the happenings are not able to catch up, it is “frustration”. But you need to understand, happenings are because of your aspirations earlier. It has to come in the queue as you aspired.
Listen! Listen! Because your aspirations have changed, don’t be frustrated about life. Everything you aspired HAS to be enjoyed. I tell you, this one law of life if you understand, you will never curse the happenings of life! You know, every happening now, you aspired at one time; you craved for it at one time. This is the best news, greatest news I can give you. With this, you can say, ‘Wow! I craved for this one day. So I am enjoying!’ Anything you crave for HAS to be lived! Yes, now your aspirations have changed; that does not mean what you aspired can be dropped. It has to be lived so that you grow further, you grow further, you grow further.
Listen! Even your aspirations getting matured is, life saying “YES” to you! I tell you, if your aspirations are not getting matured, and what you wanted is happening, that place is called “Deva Loka” (World of Gods). Yes, what you always wanted, you will be enjoying; but your aspirations never get matured. I tell you, even if it is nectar, if your aspirations are not getting matured, you will be tired and bored! Even if it is heaven, if your aspirations are not evolving, you will be sick and tired! The greatest happening of life is aspirations getting matured.
Please understand, if you are frustrated, I have a great news for you: YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK! And I have a good news for you: YOU DON’T NEED TO BE FRUSTRATED!
Great news: You are on the right track! Because, the very frustration, the formula of frustration is:
“FULFILMENT OF YOUR EARLIER ASPIRATIONS + ASPIRATIONS GETTING MATURED = FRUSTRATION”.
Listen! Fulfillment of your earlier aspirations + Aspirations getting matured, brings Frustration.
In law of life, your earlier aspirations, however silly it was, cannot be denied, because YOU ASPIRED FOR IT! Life is painted on the canvas of “Thathaasthu”! Whether you visualized the scene of eating a pizza or rolling on the ground, or sitting in the CEO chair, or sitting in the politician’s chair, or sitting in the Swami’s chair, all visualizations are painted on a large canvas which is a huge “Thathaasthu” of life. So, the canvas on which the painting of life is done, visualization of life is done, is “Thathaasthu” – “So be it!’ The whole universe is moving with this sound of “Thathaasthu”, “Thathaasthu”, “Thathaasthu”. By the time you have moved to the politician’s chair, you already received “Thathaasthu” for the CEO chair. So, that cannot be destroyed. You HAVE to sit in that chair as per the interest and intention and intensity of “Thathaasthu”. Then you HAVE to move to the chair of politician as per your interest, intention and intensity of “Thathaasthu”. By the time you move to politician’s chair, you might have already started desiring for Swami’s seat. But the “Thathaasthu” received is the “Thathaasthu” received, and it HAS TO BE EXHAUSTED.
So, the great news for you is: EVERYTHING YOU WANTED NOW IS YOUR ASPIRATION WHICH WAS GIVEN “THATHAASTHU” BY COSMOS! EVERYTHING HAPPENING TO YOU NOW IS THE “THATHAASTHU” YOU RECEIVED EARLIER is the great news!
And good news is: EVERYTHING YOU ARE ASPIRING FOR NOW IS GETTING “THATHAASTHU” FROM THE COSMOS.
So, understand this secret of life. Understand this secret of life.
And, listen, listen, I am giving you the key to get out of frustration. Listen! Any situation you are in, when you are frustrated, look in and find out ‘What must be the best thing in this situation for which I have aspired this situation in my past? Let me look from that context at this situation.’ You will see you are enjoying exactly what you wanted!
Understanding the original context for which you aspired the present situation and happening of life, and celebrating life, is “Completion”. Understanding the original context for which you aspired the present situation, and looking at the present situation from that very context, and enjoying, celebrating, is “Completion”. The moment you start celebrating the present happening, you are now qualified to make your updated aspirations into reality. If you celebrate the CEO chair, quickly you can jump into the politician’s chair. If you celebrate the politician’s chair from the context why you asked for it, you can quickly jump into the Swami’s seat. If you celebrate that from the very context which you asked, understanding, you can quickly jump into the SWAMIHOOD itself!
Understand, even Karma is not binding if you understand the context. You feel Karma is binding, because, your context has become matured, your aspirations have become matured. Aspirations getting matured should be celebrated, not to be cursed, not to be dealt with frustration.
Listen! I wanted every one of you to listen to this satsangh again and again. Only then you won’t miss a single point and catch it. Just catching this satsangh will free you from all the wrong concepts of Karma and you will say the real “YES” to life!
Even your Karma is not a curse on you. No! Even your frustration cannot frustrate you any more if you understand the frustration is caused by your aspirations getting matured. Listen! You want CEO chair; you achieve it before your aspirations got matured towards the politician’s chair or towards the Swami’s seat. Your life may look heaven, but not enlightenment. Aspirations not getting matured, but your past aspirations getting fulfilled, is “Heaven”.
I tell you, it is only Bhuloka, Planet Earth is the only loka where the aspirations getting matured is possible. That is why even gods and goddesses have to come to this plane for evolution. Evolution is possible only if your aspirations are able to get matured.
Analyze your whole life with this one truth; no frustration can frustrate you anymore. Frustration frustrates you only if you are from the wrong context. Frustration frustrates you only if you are from the wrong context, understand?
When you aspired for CEO chair, you must be having some context. But when you sit in that chair, you forget the context and start aspiring for the politician’s chair. Again, when you sit in the politician’s chair, you forget the context why you aspired for it, and aspire for Swami’s seat. That is why life continues to be frustrating. Nothing wrong in your aspirations getting matured. Something is seriously wrong in you forgetting the context of why you are having what you are having.
One more great news I have for you is: Your aspirations getting matured does not necessarily need you forgetting the context with which you created your present. You can continue to celebrate your present and make your aspirations getting matured. That space is “Nithyananda Loka”, understand?
Your aspirations getting matured does not necessarily require, frustration is not pre-condition, you forgetting the context of your earlier aspirations present life. Aspirations, when you forget the context why you aspired for it, will become perspiration even if you achieve it, because the context is forgotten. And forgetting the context is not a prerequisite for your aspirations to get matured. Knowing the context of the present, why you are having what you are having, why you aspired for it, remembering that right context, and celebrating what you are having, and your aspirations getting matured, can happen together. That is what I call “Completion”.
“Completion” is, celebrating your life happening as it is now from the context of why you aspired for it, and your aspirations getting further matured. A Shudhra aspires to be economically independent so that he can have his time for himself.
- A person who sells just his time is a “Worker”.
- A person who sells products made out of his time and intelligence is “Businessman”.
- A person who sells certain concept of security and protection is “Politician”, “Kshatriya”.
- A person who sells the concept of ultimate realization is “Brahmana”.
Listen! A worker always aspires to be a businessman so that he feels his life will be freedom, he can work whenever he wants, and he can relax whenever he wants. So, with that context, he aspires to be a businessman. But the moment he sits as businessman, he forgets the context why he wanted to be a businessman, and his greed makes him forget he can take off (“off” means “holiday”) when he wants. Too many workers’ hands are held by businessman. So, from this side, the worker’s side, he thinks if he becomes this hand (businessman), he can withdraw whenever he wants and be free. But, after he becomes this hand (businessman), he realizes his greed not only does not let him withdraw, but now he has too many hands holding his hand. Earlier he was only one hand holding one hand. Now, too many hands are holding his hand, or he is holding too many hands. So, when he becomes Vaishya, businessman, if he forgets that he wanted to become a Vaishya, businessman, just to have the freedom of his life, that being a businessman becomes frustration for him. But, if he continues to remember he wanted this seat just to have time for himself as he wants, he will be celebrating this seat. Remembering the context why you wanted what you are having now, leads to Completion.
And, a Vaishya always feels jealous about Kshatriya. ‘See, they don’t need intelligence. But they are ruling me! They are just giving some false sense of security, and they are ruling me!’ So, a businessman aspires to be the power centre, the power seat. He aspires, ‘Hey, these fellows don’t do anything, but they are ruling me! I should get into that seat. Then I will be so powerful!’ Yes, get into that seat. Then, so many enemies trying to attack you and take over your seat makes you forget the context you wanted that seat to feel powerful. And you are so powerless in that seat now! Understand, the powerful seat always brings enough enemies which a businessman does not face in his life. Businessman may be a trillionaire; he will have small, “chota-chota” (small-small) few enemies. But, if he becomes a power centre, even if he is a millionaire, he will have multi-million enemies! So, once he forgets the context why he wanted this Kshatriya’s space, the politician’s seat, or protector’s seat, or power seat, he feels frustrated – ‘Why did I get into this mess?’ Because, now he forgot the context why he wanted this, and his aspirations have become already matured.
To be ‘Paah, just let me sit quietly, and teach, share knowledge, which is a harmless job’. By the time he reaches this seat, seat of sharing knowledge, if he remembers the context that he wants peace, great! If he forgets that context, again he will feel empty. ‘What is this? Till yesterday so many people used to come to meet me to get their work done when I was a politician. Now I am a Swami; and nobody comes to listen to me! Who listens to my knowledge sharing? Earlier I will just pass one order and execute what I wanted!’ Habituated to “Hard Power”! Can’t know the science of “Soft Power”. Understand, “Soft Power” is built on patience; “Hard Power” is built on passion. “Soft Power” stands on patience. “Hard Power” stands on passion.
Understand, meditate on Formula of Frustration and realize even frustration cannot frustrate you! And, understand, your present is handed over to you because you got “Thathaasthu” from life; it is not forced upon you for any other reason. You are not a sinner! You are not a sinner! The reason why you are having what you are having is not because you are a sinner, but because you wanted it from a different context. Remembering that context – why you always wanted what you wanted – will bring you Completion.
Listen! Not letting the frustration happen towards the present happening of your life, at the same time letting your aspirations getting matured, is saying “YES” to life. You are always given a very wrong advice – ‘Only if you feel frustrated about the present, your aspirations will get matured’ – which is wrong advice. You don’t need to be discontented about the present to develop higher aspirations about the future. You don’t need to be discontented about the Second Standard (Second Grade in Indian schools) you are studying in to reach the Third Standard, understand? You don’t need discontentment about the Second Standard to reach the Third Standard. If you have been taught – ‘You need to be discontented, you need discontentment; only then you will grow, your aspirations will get matured’ – it is a wrong teaching. That is what I call “saying NO to life”, “killing the Athma”, “Athmahana”. Believing frustration about the present is required for the aspirations to get matured is “Athmahana”. Not knowing the context of the present created by you when you aspired for it is “Athmahana”. Feeling frustrated when the present happens to you by forgetting it is your own request which was granted is “Athmahana”.
In every situation, whenever you perceive life is denying you what you want, don’t give up. Wait and look in: ‘What is being denied?’ Look into your Perception; it will become Fact, it will become Truth, it will become Reality.
I will continue on this one truth – “Athmahana”. But I am feeling job satisfaction! At least this one truth I am able to put it in words through multiple ways. Thanks to Maatha Saraswathi for sitting in this tongue and oozing out, uniting the Ganga and Yamuna. Understand, the tradition describes: Ganga is River of Knowledge, Yamuna is River of Devotion, Saraswathi is River of Enlightenment which comes unseen underground. Where Knowledge and Devotion unite, it comes and joins there and expresses itself as Enlightenment. Knowledge is Head, Devotion is Heart. When these two meet in the Throat, Saraswathi, Vaak, she expresses herself as Enlightenment. Thank Mother Saraswathi for her beautiful, literally playing the Veena, poetry in words, dancing, expressing the concepts to all of us. Be very clear, don’t think only you are sitting and listening. I am also sitting and listening whatever Saraswathi is teaching, whatever she is explaining! Namo Saraswathi, Sarasa Vaani! Let you radiate! Let you continue to reveal yourself!