Words of Wisdom by Sadhvi Bhavya

SURRENDER TO THE DIVINE SCULPTOR

SURRENDER TO THE DIVINE SCULPTOR
The Guru is not the architect that collects raw stones to carve an idol out of it. He is that architect who uses these stones to create a replica of Himself. The Guru makes the disciple an expression of his own self, his "abhivyakti". In the Hindi dictionary, the word "abhivyakti" means to emerge and to enlighten. Every disciple yearns to become th...
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GURU'S LOVE IS BOUNDLESS

Guru's Love Is Boundless
If anyone's love in this Universe is selfless and complete, it is that of the Guru alone. In order to refine and beautify the disciple's life, the Guru extends His infinite grace. There is no holy book or orator in this universe that can encapsulate the glory of the Guru. Indeed, the whole universe constantly sings the glory and majesty of the Guru...
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Sumiran Will Make You Unparalleled Warriors!

Sumiran
One time, someone asked Shri Maharaj Ji, "Maharaj Ji, why is it that some people start on this path but are unable to sustain themselves on it?" His Holiness replied, "Those people do not bind themselves with rules and principles. They do not live disciplined lives. They do not walk this path while keeping their mind stable and peaceful. That ...
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The Guru Makes Impossible Work Become Possible

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There are many examples where you find a disciple who changed the course of history with his ability. Made the impossible into a possibility. The biggest example of this is the revered Hanuman Ji. Once someone asked Hanuman Ji, that when he was standing at the shore of the ocean, he was quiet and peaceful, and later he roared like a lion, again and...
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Failure is Not Having a Goal to Accomplish

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Today, it is our great fortune that a great mystic, a sculptor, has taken us in his expert hands. When a disciple starts to walk on the path of enlightenment, sometimes he becomes upset, tired, and puzzled. Do you know why? It is because we continuously think of our vices. By behaving this way, alas, what can we do for Maharaj Ji? We are unable to ...
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The Guru Builds the Disciple with His Faith

The Guru Builds the Disciple with His Faith
Once a boy came back from his school and gave a letter to his mother, which his teacher had given to him. The mother opened the letter and started reading. The boy innocently asked, "Mother, what is written in the letter?" Smiling, the mother replied, "My son, in the letter it is mentioned that your child is very intelligent. In our school, we don'...
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Only the Master Thinks the Best for His Disciple

Only the Master Thinks the Best for His Disciple
The Master is the one who enables one to know the true meaning of discipleship. His Holiness, Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji says, " In this entire universe, the Master is the one capable to think the best for his disciple ". The Master does what is in the best interests of the disciple. Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji often gives an example of the giraffe. It ...
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Build The Unbreakable Bond of True Love

Build The Unbreakable Bond of True Love
In this context (of building one strong and unbreakable bond of true love to the Guru), Shri Maharaj Ji cites the beautiful example of the cuckoo. The cuckoo lays its eggs in the nest of the crow. Once the eggs hatch, the cuckoo sings in a sweet voice. The moment the chicks of the cuckoo hears those melodious notes, they fly to the cuckoo, who is t...
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Drown In The Ocean of Love

Drown In The Ocean of Love
When it comes to offering our love, then, why is it so that our love for the Guru is not as pure or as clear? Let us close our eyes and glance into our hearts and honestly discern whether our True Guru "alone" is the Lord of that space. Are we really doing that prem-sadhna which is marked by purity? The truth is that we have established so many rel...
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Gyan (knowledge) and Prem (love): Two sides of the same coin

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It is true that most of us are sincerely trying to meditate in this time of trial. However, why are we still not able to completely connect with our Guru and establish a concrete bond with Him? The answer to this is that along with dhyan-sadhna (focused meditation), we must also do prem-sadhna (devotional meditation and love for the Guru). Doing on...
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Can We Comprehend God in His Saguna (formed) State?

Can We Comprehend God in His Saguna (formed) State
We must remember that the Nirguna (formless state of God) is yet comprehensible, but not the Saguna (form) one! Saint Tulsidas writes in the Ram Charit Manas – "Nirguna roop sulabh ati saguna janne nahi koi" – that the formless state of God, which is the brilliant light, is easy to identify. There is no ambiguity in it at all. But when God descends...
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Before You Chose Guru; He Chose You!

Before You Chose Guru; He Chose You!
Once a disciple was sitting with Guru Maharaj Ji and with folded hands, he asked Maharaj Ji how would we know that we are walking on this path steadfastly? How will we know that you are happy with us; that we are progressing in the right manner? Maharaj Ji told him – "See, three kinds of people walk on this path. First, those who have divine qualit...
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Aspire for the Supreme Lord

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A few people had come to seek an audience with Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji. The majority of these people had a worldly mindset. Their thought process was materialistic. Thus, their questions were also worldly – Maharaj Ji, the factory is closed for a long time, what should we do? Maharaj Ji, we have not been able to find a suitable match for our daugh...
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“Affluenza” - The Most Dangerous Virus

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"Some revel in wealth and power, some enjoy premier positions; But this wealth, power and grandeur are meaningless; If one does not work for the welfare or rescue of others; That life is no life in which we are not able to liberate ourselves" You must have heard of influenza, the virus. In 1970's, Oxford Dictionary added a new word to their list - ...
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Stop Blaming Other People

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Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji recited these lines: "All the pain and suffering in life is because of our internal and personal flaws; But those who do not realize this, they cannot weed these flaws out; That life is no life in which we are not able to liberate ourselves" He then asked: "Do you know why some people are always unhappy? And why they always...
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Beat the Winter Blues!

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a condition in which those affected experience depressive symptoms during specific periods of the year especially the winter months. This shows as low mood, weight gain due to over eating and sleeping more than usual to mention a few. Ayurvedically, Kapha dosha is predominant in the winter season incre...
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The Steps To Attain Salvation

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Among all living creatures, the human garb is the rare gift granted by God. More difficult than acquiring the human birth is the attainment of humaneness. However, rarer than even this is getting imbued in the hue of positivity and nobility, the Sattvik attitude or mental temperament! Even after gaining all these rare gifts and opportunities, the a...
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THE ANTS BECOME THE WITNESSES

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The temple festival was fast approaching... The old man sat, head in hands, thinking, "O, Lord Shiva, what shall this old man do now? Only nine more days for the temple festival!" He had retired from the job thirty-four years ago, after serving as a teacher sincerely and diligently for thirty-five long years. A pensioner now, he walked two miles to...
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