Saturday, April 13, 2013

Do everything with trust.

We pray to God. But most often, what is the quality of our prayers?
'Oh God! My wife is not good. Change her character. My children are not okay. Change their behavior! The next-door neighbor is a brute. He is always fighting with me for nothing, please change him...'
We continuously keep nagging God to change others around us. To put it in another way, we are actually saying, 'God, you are keeping quiet by simply looking at all these! Please change yourself! Change yourself from being idle and do something favorable to me!'
Can you see how strange all this is?
Do we pray to change ourselves or to change God?
Knowing well that prayer is not meant to change God, we even persist with our foolishness.
There are others who declare proudly to every one they meet, 'I offer prayers for an hour every day without fail...come rain or shine.' For them, even adorning the sacred ash is a matter of image. Hence they are married to the rituals of prayer, rather than imbibing the spirit of prayer.
There is yet another kind of prayer.
A lady was sitting by the side of a window watching the scene outside. The mountain was very pretty. Suddenly she remembered a proverb 'Prayers can move mountains.' She wanted to test God.
Closing her eyes, she knelt on the floor and prayed thus: 'God, if you move this mountain that is between the sea and my house, I would get the sea breeze. So please move the mountain!'
When she opened her eyes, the mountain was intact, without moving an inch. She smiled and said, 'I was very sure that the mountain would not move. The saying that prayers can move mountains is all baloney. My hunch that it would not, was correct!' and patted herself.
She prayed with a conviction that prayer would not move the mountain. The essence of the prayer came from disbelief rather than belief. Here, prayer was a mere ritual and not an expression of commitment.
Again, there is another kind of prayer. A prayer just for prayer's sake- a sheer mechanical one. That is to pray with minds wandering all over, with holy chants being only on the lips....
A disciple performed great service to humanity. The Head of the Church wished to give him a gift and presented him with a miraculous horse.
That horse was very pious. When one said, 'Oh God!' the horse would run very fast. If one wanted the horse to run continuously, one had to say, 'Oh God, Oh God' repeatedly. Similarly, if one wanted to stop the horse, it was not enough to pull the reins back. The horse would only stop if one said, 'Thank you, God.'
The head of the church explained the language the horse understood and left. The disciple wished to ride the newly acquired horse and mounted it and said, 'Oh God.' The horse galloped. The disciple felt as though he was flying in air. Highly excited, he repeatedly said, 'Oh God, Oh God.' The horse galloped as fast as wind on the mountainous terrain. The disciple, who was earlier so enchanted with the ride, was shocked. The horse was racing towards a steep cliff. He tried in vain to hold back the reins to stop it. But the horse ran non stop. Suddenly he recalled the words of the head of the church. Closing his eyes, he screamed, 'Thank you, God.' His voice echoed over the entire mountain range and the horse stopped at once. The disciple slowly opened his eyes and looked. He was at the edge of the cliff. The disciple froze in terror, and thinking how he escaped a great danger, he panted in relief saying, 'Oh God.' The next instant, the conditioned horse plunged headlong into the gorge.
This story only goes on to show how mechanically we use the name of God, and how we pray without fully knowing the meaning of it.
How do we pray? To this question, the reply can be found in the life of Kabir.
Kabir says: 'There was not a place left where I did not seek God. Temples, tanks, towers, all over the place I roamed around looking for God. I could not find Him.' Finally exhausted, I said to myself, 'So what if I cannot find God? Let me decide myself that I am a God realised person and experience Him.' I began to live as loving, as silent and as blissful as God. Godliness came into me of its own accord.
Lo, the miracle happened. Suddenly I heard God calling me 'Oh! Kabir, Oh, Kabir, where are you? I am searching for you.'
Kabir said, 'All along I was searching for you, Oh God; but now you are after me. I have realised the God within me and hence, I would have no more business with you.'
Modern psychology calls this as 'Act As If Theory.' The very centre of this theory is 'trust.' Trust you are blissful, silent and loving. This trust creates divine magic.

Do everything with trust. If you do not find what you are seeking, behave as though you have already found it. After that, you will surely find it! This is how the mystery of prayer works.
- Oh! Mind Relax Please by Swami Sukhabodhananda.

42 comments:

Manish said...

Goodmorning master,

Thank you for another Great post.

We trust you,JNSAR and the system created by you.

Regards always !

venkatapathy l said...

Namaste Ilango Sir

Love and regards

LV

rajan said...

good morning sir,another master piece of spirtual teachings.Thanks and regards.

DNSHUKLA said...

Good morning Master, Another great post from you during Navratri.

Parimal said...

Namaste Sir
winning the lottery can spoil me. i have noted that after a successful trade a few trades go wrong!
Moral: success can spoil. better stay with the prayers! always !

Sujatha said...

GM sir :)

i laughed from my heart after read the 1st para. he was writing articles in a tamil weekly and that has now published as a book.

regds

Anandha said...

Speaking about something which people may not accept and realize to learn. Nice narration !

ALBELA HOUSE said...

R/Ilango Sir,Namaste. Thank's 4 reminding, Do everything with trust.

HARISH TAHKKAR said...

Fact & Truth of life from story :
" What matters most is how you see yourself "

" My best friend is one who brings out best in me."
Henry Ford

http://drphil.com/articles/article/44

rochak parekh said...

thanks SAN

expecting feedback from other friends also, for my 2400 april infosys call bought closed at 30 yesterday, m y buy price 33

thanks

OM SAI RAM

shriram said...

Master,

To truly learn ur teaching , to get to the core , I am forced to shed my ego everyday b4 entering the JN classroom.

Its not becoz of moneymaking instinct, its becoz i "TRUST" God ensured my guru appeared only when i the student was ready to rcv his wisdom thru U !

To be deserving / to become eligible to rcv, i hv to shed my ego & empty my mind's vessel, every single day.

Thanks for this blog. Its Life changing :-)

Yash and Dhan said...

Thank you master for this effort.
I was very sad yesterday because I did not invest in INFY put. Made mental calculations of how much I could have gained and it added to my misery. But then I should thank God I did not invest in calls either.
Yesterday I was doubting questioning why GOD does not give me these opportunities and today I received the answer. Thank God that he has sent you in my life.

Parminder said...

Good Morning Master ilango ,
Again a great post from a Master to recoup ur instincts and have faith that u can and He is there to support u
Happy BAISAKHI to Master and all friends. May
WaheGuruji bless all souls with happiness,love,contentment and long life.
Regards

trainee said...

My dear Ilango Sir,
i thank u from the bottom of my heart.i am trying daily at least once to gauze your versatility..and certainly it gets futile. sir, its your attraction only, which brings hundreds of cleaner souls on this blog. thanks to all of the blogmates to make it such a standard blogspot.Sir, i am a firm believer in collective conscience and law of attraction, so please spare a few seconds for my conscience also and glance at my soul also.i am ever grateful to you and certainly score of blogmates like Julius sir, Shriram sir, Chetas sir, DR sir,Mynac sir, Saurabh Kundu sir , Sister Sujatha and all qualitied souls.i love you all and thank you for keeping me mesmerised ...LOVE u sirs

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ranjit tater said...
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ranjit tater said...

Pranam sir.I feel blessed to find such a PURE SOUL like you.After reading your blogs I am trying hard to do away with my EGO. Please do oblz giving some TIPS on EGO cleaning.

rajiv malik said...

Imagine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day.
Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course?

Each of us has such a bank. It's name is TIME.
Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds.
Every night it writes off as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to a good purpose.

It carries over no balance. It allows no over draft. Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day.

If you fail to use the day's deposits, the loss is yours. There is no drawing against "tomorrow."

You must live in the present on today's deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness and success! The only thing that is low in interest, worth your investment, is time, NOT money! so use it wisely

The clock is running!! Make the most of today,,,

gauresh59 said...

Namasthe ilango sir,

Thank you for another Great post.

@ rajiv malik,

Thanks for alerting of this unseen wealth in the form of time.

J.R.Julius said...

Good Morning Everyone,
Nice Msg for the heart & soul.

J.R.Julius said...

This may change One's Life Completely!

Hindi Version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMoPpFSefIA
English Version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6pDdHxARkc

sara said...

இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள்
சரவணன்

J.R.Julius said...

ஸ்ரீ விஜய வருடம். தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள். கனவுகள் மெய்ப்படும் வருடம். ஆரோக்கியம் நிறைந்த வருடம். மகிழ்ச்சி பெருகும் வருடம். எல்லா வளங்களும் பெருகும் வருடம்.

sid quanto said...

Markets Quantifier
NIFTY 12-Apr-2013
Current Market Situation :

NIFTY current close : 5529
NIFTY resistance level : 5589
NIFTY support level : 5361
NIFTY sentiment : sideways
NIFTY dominant cycle period : 14 days


Levels Tomorrow :

NIFTY intraday resistance 1 : 5552
NIFTY intraday resistance 2 : 5578
NIFTY intraday resistance 3 : 5617

NIFTY intraday support 1 : 5505
NIFTY intraday support 2 : 5479
NIFTY intraday support 3 : 5440
Markets Quantifier

SANPOT said...

Thankyou God for the Market and the most Pious Guru of this Market. Thankyou God for all the losses and the profits and the knowledge, wisdom both of these gave to me.
Good Morning dear Ilango Guruji.

SANPOT said...

Also thankyou God for this Holy Blog and all the friends this Blog gave me....

Dinesh Palanichamy said...
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Krishna S said...

Dear Sir and blogmates,
Happy Tamil New Year and Vishu to all.

Dinesh Palanichamy said...

இனிய சித்திரை திருநாள் வாழ்த்துக்கள். தங்கள் வாழ்வு பூ மனமும் பழச் சுவையும் பெற வாழ்த்துகிறேன்.
அன்புடன்
பழனிசாமி.திணேஷ்.

Anandha said...

Any one please post the Excel for SBI & RELIANCE in group?

Anandha said...

Thank You Ilango sir. You are always there to educate and help us.

Jayaraman said...

Ilango Sir and blog mates,

Wish you All Happy,Prosperous and Plentiful Tamizh New Year.

Celebrate the New Year in Hip Hop style with this song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujOWLvUvexs

Sujatha said...

Wishing you all "A Very Happy and Prosperous Tamil New Year"..

பழனிசாமி சார் / நான் "பழனி" "சாமி" பக்தை வேல் என்ன சொல்லுதுன்னா ஒரு 5572=603=610 வரும்னு எம் ஏ சி டி இஸ்டோகிராம் கொஞ்சம் கொடுக்கும்னு நினைக்கிறேன் ஒரு "கால்" வாங்கிட்டு "ஒரு கால்ல நிக்கிறேன்' :) all r threatening thro "option datas" :P :( singing nifty song alone "thaniye thannanthaniye naan katthu kathu kidendhen" :P



pooja negi said...

Thank You Ilango sir. You are always there to . educate and help us

Jayaraman said...

Sujtha ji,

The fall from 5603 to 5477 has retraced faster time, hence it is obvious that one set of correction got over from 6112 to 5477 and subsequent move towards north may last at least till 3rd May and possibly correction may resume after the expiry only. Hence the " one call" thavam may not be necessary !

suraj804 said...

Dear Parminderji and Friends,

Belated Happy Baisakhi

Regards
Arvind

suraj804 said...

@Sujatha Sister

A very happy new year to you too.

Regards
Arvind

rajiv malik said...
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rajiv malik said...

businessline's view on nifty

Nifty (5,528.5)

The Nifty hit the intra-week low of 5,477 before closing 25 points lower over the previous week’s close. The concern on the technical front stems from the fact that the index has closed below its key Fibonacci support level at 5,600. Next Fibonacci supports for the index are at 5,450 and 5,246.

As explained last week, there is a convergence of targets around 5,520 level. The index is halting at this level currently.

If this level is breached strongly, the index can next slide to 5,450 or 5,388 level. Short-term resistance for the index will be at 5,610 and 5,650.

Traders can play short only as long as the index trades below the second resistance. The medium-term trend deciding zone is between 5,720 and 5,750.

As far as the long-term trend in the Nifty is concerned, the third wave of the correction from the 6,338 peak is unfolding currently.

Minimum downward target according to this count is 4,984. But if the index manages to hold above 5,300 in this bout of correction, it will keep open the possibility of a move higher to 6,000 again.

Sudha Rajesh said...

Dear Guruji,

Great story once to think and focus

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