How does one enter this Kingdom of Moksha? It is a place of peace, freedom and liberation. Peace of mind and everyone else is also at peace. There are no discordant sounds, thoughts or ideas. One has become thoughtless, free of thoughts. Freedom comes from being free of fear. If one has no fears then one is free. One has no anxiety about any thing and no event or trauma rears its ugly head ever again. Liberation results from being free of fears and doubts. So how does one reach this kingdom.
One must enter the realm of moksha to befriend the guardians. It works very well, because if one is friends with one Guardian s/he will introduce one to the others. Now one must know, who the guardians are? The first one is Peace, Shanti; the second is Vichara, Reflection; third is Santosha, Contentment; fourth is Satsang, Positive company.
Let us examine the guardians. Shanti effects one, when one is unaffected by distress and looks at the positive side of life. Vichara makes one understand and sieve the excess baggage. Santosha happens because of reflection and results in satsang, which is being in the company of like-minded persons.
It is not difficult if one becomes aware, through breath awareness (being aware of inhalation, pause, exhalation, pause), through being a witness (watching one’s breath), concentration on the counting of the breath. Lastly visualizing the prana in the breath and adding a mantra. When this sadhana is performed whenever one has the time, one will become nonjudgmental, and empathetic. Then one will observe the change in oneself as one is an atmabhavi (lover of others).
The Guardians of the Kingdom will welcome one with open arms.
Reference: Four Guards to the Kingdom of Moksha. Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati.
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