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In God’s company

When you are in bliss, you are in God’s own company. If you are not, then the way is to empower your soul. This will take you closer to the consciousness of your self, and bliss. P P Wangchuk writes.

india Updated: Jun 19, 2012 23:09 IST
P P Wangchuk

When you are in bliss, you are in God’s own company. If you are not, then the way is to empower your soul. This will take you closer to the consciousness of your self, and bliss.

Soul represents the very essence of God, and hence eternal bliss.

Saints tell us bliss is a state of mind that can be secured by delving within you and shunning away from all that is external and ephemeral. Ramana Maharshi had said, “If one scrutinises one’s own self, which is bliss, there will be no misery at all in one’s life. One suffers because of the idea that the body, which is never oneself, is ‘I’. Suffering is all due to this delusion.”

The state of bliss frees one from pain and sorrow. Your soul (being godly) is full of love, compassion and bliss. And, hence, in a state of bliss, you are free from hatred, jealousy and all other petty issues that make yours as well as others’ life miserable.

‘Empowering Your Soul through Meditation’, authored by Sant Rajinder Singh, says you can be a part of the supreme bliss if you stop identifying yourself with your body, mind and senses; and instead live at the level of the soul.

But if you empower your body and mind, you are building a wall between you and supreme bliss. Your ability to look within for your source of strength and happiness is vitiated by your search for worldly and external pursuits.

In this regard, it must be realised that it is important to have faith in your own ability to be peaceful and happy.

To have faith is the beginning of all good things that can lead one to realisation. Sri Sathya Sai Baba had said, “Where there is faith, there is love; where there is love, there is peace; where there is peace, there is God; where there is God, there is bliss.”

That means, to be blissful is within the reach of everyone; only that one has to go the right way to discover one’s true self.