Sab jag ishwar roop hai, bhalo buro nahi koyi
Jaki jaisi bhavana, taiso hi phal hoyi
The formless divine being has taken all possible forms in this universe. Hence, there is nothing that is good/ bad, right/ wrong because for anything to be good/bad or right/ wrong, they have to be different from each other, which in reality is not so, as everything is sourced from one origin only.
To establish in this state of oneness we can start perceiving and attributing everything as manifestation of the supreme divinity. For example, when we are sitting on a sofa/ chair, we must feel that we are sitting on the lap of the divine being. Similarly, when we are lying on our bed, we can feel that we are prostrating at His feet. Imagine for that 7-8 hours that we sleep, we are at God’s feet. Slowly, make this your habit with everything around you and eventually, you won’t even have to make efforts to imagine this as it would become your default view towards everything in this world.
The second aspect of the couplet is that whatever feelings/emotions we emanate towards others, similar emotions comes back to us. This is because since everything is that One alone, it becomes a reflection for everything else which it has manifested and hence whatever emotions we emanate, they reflect back on us. If we emanate love for others we will get back love and if we emanate hatred towards others, then others will hate us.
Lord Krishna has also stated the same thing in Bhagvad Gita. Sometimes the experience has been such that we have loved somebody but the other person has not reciprocated with the same kind of love. In fact, we would have experienced the opposite of it and received hatred against love.
Such things happen because knowingly or unknowingly in the past (including past birth) we would have emanated hatred against that person and the other person is exhausting its own hatred now, even though we have started loving the person now, in the present.
The emotions of love which are now being emanated will not go waste and the same will be returned to us in future, in all probability, when we need it most. So, it is extremely advisable that we emanate only good feelings towards others. Emanating good and positive emotions towards others is a profitable proposition for us as they are freely available within us. This will have three results:
- We will not get upset when others hate us as we would know that what we are getting is what we gave in the past.
- We will not be adding any more negative emotions to the already existing ones and would not get caught in the cobweb of negative emotions.
- When the other person’s negative feelings get exhausted, the good feelings that we have deposited will come back to us —hopefully, with due interest!
So, irrespective of what others feel for us we should continue to feel good for them, as we are here to make profits, not losses. Emanating good and positive emotions for others is an investment for future, and is guaranteed to give high returns, provided we have faith.
The writer is a modern age spiritual guru and the force behind Poorna Ananda, a Hyderabad-based centre for spiritual evolution and joyful living. He can be contacted at www.poornaananda.org...