God is your own
Material and physical laws exist, but there is something higher than the obviously seen physical creation of names and forms. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar writes.columns Updated: Sep 25, 2013 21:55 IST
Material and physical laws exist, but there is something higher than the obviously seen physical creation of names and forms.
The power of mind over matter, of consciousness over physical reality comes with an understanding of consciousness and this is what we need to attend to.
There is a limitation in the field of action (Karma-kshetra); but still it is necessary to make effort on our part. This is the essence of the Geeta: “Be involved in action and have unswerving faith in the power of intention (sankalpa).”
Have faith and know that the best will happen. Once you have faith in God, then you should not doubt it one bit.
This is what knowing the Divine truly means. God and the world are not two separate entities; they are one. Wherever there is faith, miracles do happen and nobody’s life is devoid of miracles. Only we don’t believe in them.
If you doubt, “Oh, maybe I have this problem,” or “I don’t know if this will happen,” or “Maybe I will not succeed,” then your own doubts can act like a brake when driving the car.
In the Geeta, Lord Krishna says, “When doubt enters into the heart of an individual, he is totally lost, and becomes miserable.” Know that the best will happen to you in your life.
Be assured that your work will get done. It might take some time for it to be completed, but it will happen.
God isn’t in the sky somewhere; he resides in our heart. And if we cleanse our hearts, then the Divine power will emerge from within us.
It may take some time for the manifestation of the Divine will, but it will be done, sooner or later. One only needs to have patience and faith. Faith is realising that you always get what you need. Faith is giving the Divine a chance to act. So, have faith and the best will happen, surely.