Saturday, June 16, 2012
Swami RamSukhdasji was one of the most revered, totally renunciate, profoundly wise and ever blissful Saint, who left the human body a few years ago (in year 2004) at the age of one hundred and two. He was a unique Sadhu, who lived his life on “Bhiksha” for more than 85 years, never touched money during all those years, never stayed in one place till his body allowed, never formed any Ashram, never made any disciples, never got associated with any religious organization and never allowed anyone to take even his single picture.
During his lifetime, Swamiji has written many books including a detailed commentary on Srimad Bhagawad Geeta, which is famously known as “Sadhak Sanjivini”. At the same time, he continued to deliver spiritual discourses with deep wisdom of Vedanta for more than eighty years till his last days. His earnest desire was to help other fellow seekers in such a way that they could realize the Truth in shortest possible time with minimum efforts.
One of the mode of seeking that Swamiji used to describe during his last days was “Chup Sadhana” or silent seeking. He used to say that your true Self (Tattva) is a pure energy and is always blissful in the state of non-doing. So, in order to realize the Truth, you have to be totally silent. Your silence should be so deep that in such a silent state you should give up all your desires for any person, object or circumstance; you should give up even urge to know anything because your true Self is all-knowing form of pure knowledge; You should give up all cravings even to do (to perform) because whatever you will do will be in nature (Maya) only. If you sit in such a deep silence even for a few minutes, you will realize the Truth. This is a very higher form of mode of seeking, which can only be performed by a pure heart after years of leading a virtuous life.
At times, some of the new seekers try to argue that, “As per Swami RamSukhdasji, we don't have to do anything to realize the Truth”. I tell them a short story:
An eagle was sitting very high up on a tree resting, doing nothing.
A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, “Can I also sit like you and do nothing?”
The eagle answered: “Sure, why not.”
So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.
Moral of the story:
To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up. Similarly, in order to perform the Chup Sadhana (Silent seeking) of Swami RamSukhdasji, one should already be elevated to certain level in his or her spiritual seeking or else the fox in the form of mind will drag you back to the world in no time.
Written by The True Seeker at 7:40 AM