The April 2017 issue of the monthly Hanuman Chalisa Satsang was organized at Vedanta Ashram, Indore on 30th April. That day was the Jayanti of Sri Adi Sankaracharya and our first program was a procession from Ashram to Sankaracharya Dwar – with Dhol, Bells, Ghanta & Shankh. Lot of devotees and colony people joined the procession. Later the satsang began with lovely bhajans, then we had the samuhik chanting of Hanuman Chalisa and finally the enlightening pravachan of Poojya Guruji. The hall was overflowing with devotees this time, and we may have to think to having the satsang again in the bigger hall above.
In his pravachan Poojya Guruji first briefly summarized the message of the last chaupayi & pravachan and said that the truth of mudrika is basically a mantra given by Ramji to Hanumanji, this alone can be kept in mouth and also brings wonders. Interpreting the mudrika as a ring has many contradictions.
Then he proceeded to the next chaupayi – the 20th one, which is the center of this lovely garland of 40 chaupayis, called chalisa. दुर्गम काज जगत के जेते, सुगम अनुग्रह तुम्हारे तेते। meaning “All that which is very difficult & almost unattainable in life, becomes easy & attainable because of your grace”. Goswamiji says that nothing remains impossible for such people, and thus sky literally becomes the limit for such people. In every field of life they attain great heights.
Every person is capable of attaining great heights in life. Some have obviously attained the unimaginable and have become inspirer’s for the world. However, the majority remain mediocre people. They are in fact somehow constrained to even think or dream big. Why do some people impose limitations on themselves so that they cant even dream big. The reason is that they have been relying only on themselves, whom they know to be limited. Various memories come and validate their beliefs that it had been so difficult to attain various things in life. If passing through high school itself was such a problem then how could they ever think of getting Brahma-Gyana. The doer gets constrained to think big because of his/her memories. However, if someone takes oneself to be an instrument of God, then obviously the scene becomes different. Belief in God brings wonders, now it is the God who proposes and we just have to dispose. He tickles and our giggles percolate in the world outside. This is a great technique to help someone get free from their own conditioning’s and start thinking big.
Durgam is something which we create for ourselves. We define what is difficult and easy for us, and once defined we just remain in self-defined limits, and think that’s being practical. Here is a proposition of making the durgam also sugam. Think that if God has given us a situation, then obviously he believes that we can do it. If God believes that we can do it, then why should we throw spanner in the works and think on the contrary. Taking God as our master, as someone who has not only given us hands & legs but also mind & intellect – which can dream big and plan appropriately to make that a reality. Think about various unimaginable things which Hanumanji could do. He could do all that because he took himself as an instrument of Ramji. This is what we also need to do, and keep aside self-limiting constraints. If we dare to go ahead then alone there is any possibility of attaining anything. Even if we do not succeed in the first go then we would have learnt some important lessons and will certainly do it next time. However, if we believe we can do it, then we shall certainly do it. Telling various stories of Hanumanji and others Poojya Guruji effectively communicated this inspiring message & lesson.
The program ended with a Bhandara – to celebrate both the Sankaracharya Jayanti and also the Sanyas Deeksha Day of Poojya Swamini Samatanandaji.