Thursday, February 1, 2018

"Leave it to Destiny" - Day by Day with Sri Nannagaru


When a human being doesn't have forgetfulness, how can God have the same?

Once, Sri Nannagaru asked a devotee: "Did you forget the task that I wanted you to understake? The devotee replied: "No, Nannagaru. I didn't forget it. I am waiting for the appropriate time." Referring to this, Sri Nannagaru said: "When a human being doesn't have forgetfulness, how can God have the same? God is waiting for the appropriate time to mature you and thereby bestow you with liberation."

Not only Self enquiry but Surrender also leads to Self Realization

Once, a devotee asked Sri Nannagaru: "Bhagavan has suggested the path of Self enquiry in order to control the mind. But in spite of doing Self enquiry, my thoughts are not subsiding. They are increasing manifold." Sri Nannagaru replied: "You are trying to cling to a single sentence of Bhagavan and declaring that you are unable to control your mind. Even Self enquiry facilitates in the destruction of the mind. However Lord Krishna narrated several means of destroying the mind in the Gita. Even if one possesses complete faith in the Lord or chants his name or performs japa or meditation, or surrenders himself to the feet of Lord, the mind gets annihilated. Adopt the method that suits you the best and try to annihilate your mind."

One should not desire anything but permit the body's destiny to take its course

Once, an old lady said to Nannagaru: "I have a problem with my husband. He doesn't take his food until I give it with my own hands. Even if daughter-in-law are ready to do, he wants me alone to accomplish all his tasks. Now both of us have become old. If I die before him, he will have to strive a lot. Therefore it is better that he dies prior to me." After she left, Sri Nannagaru said: "Everything happens according to one's body's destiny. If not now, her desire will be fulfilled in some other birth. She will become a widow at a young age. Therefore one should not desire anything but permit the body's destiny to take its course."

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