Master are not responsible for the karmas created by individual souls, whereas it is a misunderstanding when one goes to the Master that the Master is now responsible for their baggage. True that Masters help one carry the baggage or to get rid of it eventually, but never that any Master is simply waiting to keep pulling off people’s baggages off their shoulders. They have special ways to ask you to drop your baggage, but again the decision to drop still remains with the individual, no Master enters the freewill of an individual to take decisions for that individual. The interesting thing is that even for one to drop one’s baggage, one must first become aware of the baggage and even realize and accept that this is a baggage that was picked or accumulated by himself and that it is heavy and effort must be made to shed it. Only this responsibility and acknowledgement can actually even make one move to take off the baggage and even attempt to put it down. Otherwise, the misery will be in carrying the baggage from one place to another hoping that it vanishes.
Maya gives a feeling that our own inappropriateness is the responsibility of God or Guru. This makes one think that if one goes to a Guru, all His karmas and all His wrongdoings are for the Guru. With this arises a lack of responsibility for oneself. There are many new who come to a Master from other Masters and there are many who leave one and go to another. In both the ways of transits what is forgotten is wherever i go, still carry my karmas with me. As long as my karmas are there with me, i will be undergoing or have to undergo those consequences no matter how many Gurus or practices are changed. Until the responsibility fully seeps on owning one’s own deeds and owning one’s own consequences, there are grim chances of succeeding from those situations, because the blame game is still pointing to someone else. How can i work on honesty if i don’t ever accept that i lie? How can i overcome anger if i dont ever want to think that something within me is triggering the anger? How can i work towards humility if i never want to even know if i have pride in me? Anything and everything that has to be gotten over in me, has first to be accepted and acknowledged, then only it can be worked upon. Otherwise, with outwardly pointed fingers i only can move round-and-round on this entire planet seeking solace and finding nothing but more confusions..Just ponder over this simple thing – Why is that under the same teacher one student excels and another fails? The teacher to blame? Why is it that under one parent one child is a divine soul while another is a criminal? Parents to blame? Why is that under the same Government one sector is flourishing while another one collapsing? Government to blame? Why is it that one child is hopeless even with the best of facilities and another child excels by studying under a lamp post? Circumstances to blame? Why is it that you hate someone while others have no issues with that someone? Is it the person to blame?
Changing parents, teachers, governments, countries, jobs, relationships and even Gurus will not guarantee until what has to be undone is done as per the prescriptions that a Master offers. Because what we tend to forget is that even if relationships change, Governments change, or whatever changes, we will still remain miserable if we feel the cause of our being miserable is due to someone outside. We have been seeking instant gratification from the world. Want to reach somewhere quick, take a cab or a flight and content. Want to eat something make a call and get food right into your plate. Want something from the stores, send the servant to get it. Feeling bored, call someone. Feeling tired, take a power nap. Get a work done real quick, bribe. For receiving favours, flatter. Angry with someone, curse. Someone did wrong to me, punish. Want a remedy, break a coconut. Even God isn’t spared from the instant gratification requests that if not received real quick like a ready-to-compensate pizza company on late delivery, one is ready to trash out on God itself. One can become as miserable with God as one becomes to a late-responding waiter. Not even Saints are spared from this syndrome. i received a mail few days back after someone read my travel blog posts and asked me to-the-point to tell him quickly which Siddha or saint should he approach to get blessings so that he gets married soon. His mail also was very demanding and felt like he does not really like delays in replies. Are enlightened beings wish-fulfilling machines?
Not that they are not capable of it but what one makes of them! All great masters have always said that noone asks them what they should be asking. The Master has said this earlier that one does not want to take what He actually wants to give. Bhagwan Nityananda before leaving His body said, “Everyone comes here for money and only money. The more they are given, the more they seek; there is no end to their greed. When they come they are pedestrians sometimes without a proper dwelling place; and when they get the necessities, then comforts and luxuries are demanded: a car, a bungalow, and so on. When earlier prayers are granted in the hope that contentment would follow and that they would then seek higher values, another demand is placed in a never-ending series of wants and desires.” And, people end up visiting great beings to only get something out of them and here also when there is no instant gratification the blame is left there and one moves to the next easy and fastest possibility. Something that will never happen. Never happen because where it can happen is not tickled at all, but all fingers still point outside.
All this is not something that we began doing recently, but it has been from the time we screamed in tears when our parents did not gratify us our instant needs, be it getting spoon-feed as an infant or in not being handed over a toy when we demanded it. The habit continues throughout the lifetime. And same approach towards spiritual practices or Masters. No Master gives instant gratification. Even if that happens rarely, it is not common to all. There are many binding karmic factors behind that too. What one can receive it is not at all possible that other also receive it in the same fashion and same time frame. Just because of the simple fact that everyone’s karmic structures are different. Not everyone is alike. Comparing brings up more troubles to the already troubled minds – Comparing oneself with others. Comparing one’s Guru with others. Comparing one’s parents, relations, friends, and others. Everything is different in every way. What i fail to see is that i am also different. My karmic structure and my life are different and unique in a way. So if that is so, how can i ever compare myself with others. This realization must dawn to even begin the process of accepting oneself. Accepting myself the way i am brings contentment. Then my vision becomes more inward than outward. When inward only then the contemplation can begin. Only then i will look into my flaws, into what is wrong within me and finding ways to overcome it or correct it because then i know the problem is there and by looking within i know the solution is there too. That is why the Master always says You are the problem and you are the solution. Solution cannot come when my vision is outside because when outside, it will only hunt for the flaws of others, it will even hunt for someone external to blame for one’s inner conflicts or problems. What can any Guru, any parent, any Government, any religion, any practice, any location do in this case? Like, if one has not learnt a lesson in a failed relationship a new relationship is only going to highlight it at the next opportunity. No matter how many relationships one changes, he will remain miserable. Everything outside reflects our inside. So, when we blame anyone, if we just ponder over a while, it will be revealed that that is the exact flaw that is in me… what i am seeing outside.
When one goes to a Guru, it is not the external Guru who is going to embrace him and clean him up just like that. He will activate the inner Guru within you and then work through that. And again, this will happen only if one is willing to, for no Guru interferes with freewill. Masters are off all the karmic games, they are all one at a different perspective and level. They have not arrived to play more games but to relieve each who are still playing it. This is what was mentioned before that it is not in the coming and going of a seeker to a Master, but it is the doing that will help and for doing one must stay still. Still in whatever one trusts, accepts and loves, but Gurus are no tools for experimentation, none of them smile emoticon
Calm. Relax. Accept. Settle. Be content. Relish. Receive.Gratitude to the Master.