Saturday, July 6, 2013

BELIEVERS ! SEEK ! HE WHO SEEKS FIND !


This is in tune with our earlier post FAITH, BELIEF AND RELIGION published in this blog on March 11, 2011. Here we are again briefly discussing belief and faith: and how to find what we lost.

Let us look in to belief. What is belief ? If we know that there is truth somewhere and not realized ourselves, then it is only a belief. In many occasions the realization of others are explained to us which become belief in us. Belief become faith only if realized the truth by ourselves. We heard about it, read about it or conveyed to us from the source we feel as reliable, So we believe. Belief is good only if we can make it as a stepping stone or launching pad to faith. It can make us to seek the truth.   If we do not believe that there is an Antarctica somewhere, how do we intend to go there ?

What is faith ? The pure mind seeks and find the real self, the nature of which is pure existence, the Self realization of this truth is the faith. Truth is revealed to make us free from the sensual attachments. We do not need any explanations or proof from any other source to support it as we realized it by ourselves. Faith can move mountains. It is self supporting as truth needs no crutches to stand. Faith is limited only to what we realized by ourselves. In general, we can come to an understanding that the the truth realized by ourselves is the faith, and whatever explained to us by others about this truth becomes our belief.

Believers ! Seek ! He who seeks find !

How to seek ? How to go forward ? God is infinite and infinite are the ways to reach Him.We can seek Him ourselves by a path suitable to us. Scriptures are given to us as a guide book showing  an easy  way to the destination. We all have great respects and reverence to our Scriptures. But some of us are hammering, piercing, squeezing, torturing, twisting and dissecting its text thinking that God will tumble out of it in to our hands. God can not be realized  by dissecting the pages, paragraphs, sentences, words or alphabets of the holy scriptures. It come to such a  sorry state that at the end of these  minute dissection where each group is holding one alphabet as precious to them and trying to dissect it further to find God in it. They are making others to believe that god is only in the alphabet which they are holding. With my humble respects and reverence to all the scriptures, please understand that these scriptures are showing us the way to reach the destination, but not the destination by itself. Go forward ! We ourself has to cover the distance.

Similarly spiritual leaders are trying to point out to what they want us to see. Do not look at their finger tips, You will miss the purpose, but look beyond to where they are pointing, you can see the moon.

Believers ! Seek ! He who seeks find !

When we seek our true nature inwardly, how do we know that is what we are searching when we find it . There seems to be a problem, how to recognize it ? We must have known it earlier to recognize it when we find it. It will not be an issue here as our true nature of inner self is known to us from very beginning, but lost amongst outward sensual attractions, seek we will find it. When we find it we will recognize it as that is our true self, pure eternal existence. It is ours which we lost from time immemorial, and it is what we seek since time immemorial. It is timeless as it was not anything else, not became anything else or does not desires to become anything else. Time has no influence on it. That remains as the same as we lost it, as such, without any changes. So, we can recognize it as and when we find it. It is what it is, as it is! That is the attributes of timeless, means eternal, our true self.

Believers ! Seek ! He who seeks find ! 

John P.k

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My Humble Pranamam to our Lord Jesus Christ, Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Swami Vivekananda for their teachings and enlightening us.

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