Live Naturally – In Gita Verse 4.41 One who acts in devotional service, renouncing the fruits of his actions, and whose doubts have been destroyed by transcendental knowledge, is situated factually in the self. Thus he is not bound by the reactions of work, O conqueror of riches.
Krishna says one who acts from surrendering, his focus is not on the fruits. When he surrendered he had transcended his knowledge to knowing.
Recollect, from your own life, when you love someone you surrender yourself to that person, and when you do anything for him your focus is not on the fruits but how can I do something more.
You can surrender to anyone only if you have a love for that person. Otherwise you cannot surrender. You can love anyone if you have loved yourself. Journey of self-love starts from knowing yourself. Before you can Love yourself you have to know yourself.
One has to begin not by loving oneself, because you don’t know who you are. Who are you going to love? If you start by loving yourself, you will love only your ego, which is not your self, which is your false personality. Almost everybody loves his personality; everybody loves his ego. Even the ugliest woman, if you say to her, “How beautiful you are,” will not refuse to accept it.
Yes, I would like you to love yourself, because unless you love yourself, you cannot love anybody else. You don’t know what love is if you have not loved yourself. But before you can love yourself you have to know yourself; hence love is secondary, meditation is primary.
And the miracle is, if you meditate and slowly, slowly get out of the ego and out of your personality and realize your real self, love will come on its own. You don’t have to do anything, it is a spontaneous flowering. But it blossoms only in a certain climate, and that climate I call meditation. In the climate of silence – no-mind, no disturbance inside, absolute clarity, peace and silence – suddenly, you will see thousands of flowers have opened within you, and their fragrance is love.
Naturally, first you will love yourself, because that will be your first encounter. First you will become aware of the fragrance that is arising in you and the light that has been born in you, and the blissfulness that is showering on you. Then loving will become your nature. Then you will love many; then you will love all.
Love has to become not a relationship, not a narrowing, but a broadening. Love has to become your very quality, your very character, your very being, your radiance. Just as the sun radiates light not for anyone in particular, unaddressed, meditation radiates love unaddressed.
Of course, first it is felt within oneself, for oneself, and then it starts radiating all around. Then you love not only human beings, you love trees, you love birds; you simply love, you are – love.
Live naturally. Live peacefully. Live inwardly. Just give a little time to yourself, being alone, being silent, just watching the inner scene of your mind. Slowly, slowly thoughts disappear. Slowly, slowly one day the mind is so still, so silent as if it is not there. Just this silence… in this moment you are not, as if you are empty.
In this silence within you, you will find a new dimension of life. In this dimension greed does not exist, sex does not exist, anger does not exist, violence does not exist. It is not a credit to you; it is the new dimension beyond mind where love exists, pure, unpolluted by any biological urge; where compassion exists for no other reason – not to get any reward in heaven – because compassion is a reward unto itself.
When you find new dimension within you, you will be overflowing with love, in that moment as there is no greed, no sex, no anger, violence doesnot exists. You will be flooded with love and surrender happens. As everyone of us has experience from our life when we love someone surrender happens, when you are overflowing with love, you love to whole, and surrender to whole happens, in the process you will be able to transcend your knowledge to knowing.
Krishna tells Arjuna to turn in, in that you will meet yourself, you will realize yourself, and you surrender to the whole. Then you don’t have to put any effort into focusing at this moment. Your attention from the fruits will be no more there. You will be able to look into the present moment and feel the whole within you, in that moment all your knowledge for karma will transcend into knowing. As you will realize that in surrender you are just a vehicle for the whole to act and move, flow.Tags: Live Naturally