Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae
Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa’s message:
Reasoning stops when one sees God. But there are instances of people who have realized God and who still continue to reason. Again there are people who, even after having seen God, chant His name with devotion and sing His glories.
Let His will be done. People of small intellect seek occult powers – powers to cure disease, win a lawsuit, walk on water, and such things. But the genuine devotees of God do not want anything except His Lotus Feet.
A man who has realized God shows certain characteristics. He becomes like a child or a madman or an inert thing. Further he is firmly convinced that he is the machine and God is its operator that God alone is the doer and all others are His instruments.
Give God the power of attorney. Let Him do whatever He wants. Be like a kitten and cry to Him with a fervent heart. The mother cat puts the kitten wherever she wants to. The kitten does not know anything.
“I am like a cast-off leaf in the wind. The wind propels that leaf to everywhere it likes. I am the machine and God is its operator.”
The desire to argue disappears when a man attains wisdom. People do not trust a man when he speaks about God. Even if a great soul affirms that he has seen God, still the average person will not accept his words.
COMPARE THE FORMLESS GOD TO THE ELECTRIC CURRENT, WHICH IS NOT SEEN WITH THE EYES BUT CAN BE FELT.
Great deal of difference between the knowledge of a Householder and all renouncing Sanyasi. The householder ‘s knowledge is like the light of a lamp, “That” illumines only the inside of a room. He can’t see anything, with the help of such knowledge, except his own body and his immediate family. But the knowledge of the all-renouncing Sanyasi is like the light of the sun. Through that light he can see both inside and outside the room.