இப்படியிருந்தால்........ மக்கள் யாரைத்தான் நம்புவது?
"A respected Governor is enjoying with women. The politicians on whom the people have faith are getting involved in corruption and go to prisons. The priest who is expected to worship God is having illicit relation with women in Sanctum. The Ashrams where people go for peace of mind are becoming controversial tents.
If this is so................whom the people have to believe?"
This is the translation of above mentioned statement made by a Tamil weekly "Kumudam" after stopping the articles published regularly for more than two years, written (?) by Nithyaanandhaa.
I was surprised at the last line. Why should you believe somebody? Through out my life I was pondering over this subject,whether you have to believe always in somebody to guide you or live on your own decisions. I arrived at a conclusion, that only if you have no confidence in yourselves, you need some body as your guide.
You may face failures on account of your own decisions. But failures do happen when you act as per others advices also. It is better you fail on account of your own decisions than spoiling the image of the persons who advised you and claim themselves, that they are more knowledgeable than you.
Vivekananda said , " The God for whom you are praying in temples, and crying in churches and mosques is your own self." If you are God itself, why do you need God-men? Have you ever thought over, "when these people claim they are God, Guru and Master for all of us, why can't I be God, Guru and Master at least to myself."
People are forgetting that these God-men are no way superior by education, superior in knowledge or experience, except they talk as though they are teaching something which was never told or written in our ancient books and literature. When we question our relatives, neighbours, friends turned out to be rich and possess huge wealth and properties, we never question these so called God-men acquiring wealth more than required for anybody, leave aside they preach detachment. Nobody thinks, why these God-men require so much of money and properties. "They are not asking, devotees are giving and they are running lot of institutions to help poor" is the statement by the followers of these God-men. In the process of this claim, they live in luxurious bungalows, have air-conditioned rooms and cars, consume drugs and enjoy women and what not !
Believe in yourself ! That is what our literature is teaching. We claim to have read all these things, and still go to somebody else, saying that I am searching something. Why do you search for something which cannot be attained? Do not believe when some body says that many people obtained some thing superior than what you have obtained. The best quote in Tamil is "கண்டவர் விண்டிலர்: விண்டவர் கண்டிலர்." The truth is nobody found God and that is why they have not said it. Those who found God in themselves are the real founders. You do not need some body to guide you what you are, if you are intelligent enough to know that. So, to attain that intelligence is the search of life and you alone can do it.
The ultimate in life is that you should be happy and you alone can make yourself happy.
I will not be surprised after reading this, somebody writes to me "Swamiji ! Please guide me to find myself and the God in me !"