859 – God’s will

All is thy will.
Thy will be done
Whether you raise me
To the height of spiritual glory
Or you throw me down
Into the abyss of hell,
I accept it.
Readily, happily, with pleasure
Because that is thy will
I am the chariot,
You are the charioteer.
I am the horse,
You are the master.
Keep me as you like.
Use me, misuse me or abuse me
I have nothing to defend.

Poem written by a great bhakta.

This the attitude of total dedication, Man has to do nothing, just surrender himself to God’s will. However, we all know how difficult it is to remain completely at his will. Every time one has disappointments and losses, it is personal and nothing is God’s. When one dedicates one’s life to God, then everything is at his mercy. One must be prepared to live calmly under all circumstances.

We say that we are at his mercy, but we clutch straws, when we have humiliations and misfortunes. The secret of happiness is to understand the mysteries of divine will, the laws of creation and of karma. Yogic philosophy is that all experiences which are born of the senses and sense objects end in pain.

A simple way of life with minimum requirements is the Yogic philosophy. And the rest of the time one must develop one’s awareness and consciousness.

A yogic life enables one to understand the will of God.

Swami Satyananda Saraswati (1980)

Love, serve and give is the quickest way to understand God’s will.

Aim Hrim Klim


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