ATTENTION – ( no tension )
Dadi Prakashmani Ji
We never used to say we were going to sit in yoga, but to sit with attention; sit in God’s remembrance. We have the concern to do everything with attention. Our dharna is good when there is attention. If our attention is wandering here and there when we are listening, we are unable to understand. If there is anything lacking in our dharna it means there isn’t attention on the self. If we’re busy seeing the mistakes of others, our attention is drawm tpwards them. Then we take on the responsibility of everyone else; of what they should or should not be doing.
What do we have to do? We have to keep ourselves free from waste thoughts and attention to useless matters. Listen, but don’t listen. If you are busy in yoga there is no time for waste. If you are busy with your own progress, then you’re able to be flexible in service. Baba has made us sensible and light (no tension), so that we do the service that comes in front of us with love, considering it to be our fortune. Have the gift of being tireless. Do service from the heart and Baba will really massage the soul. How would He do this? With sweet drishti and love!
Keep a list of what you need to keep in your attention in order to pass. Pass in being tireless in mind and body. In this short time we have to earn a huge income for the whole kalpa. Become peaceful internally, so that your sense organs are under your control. We have no desires. Whatever is necessary will come in front of us. Those who do something from their heart have no desire for any respect or fame. Some souls become happy when you praise them, but what is the basis of such happiness? There is true happiness and deep faith when you go deep into knowledge. Then you will experience great benefit, and yoga will be easy. By going deep into knowledge there is naturally attention on dharna. Then your face will reflect happiness and you’ll automatically do service. You’ll never do anything against the maryadas, and so you’ll be able to claim everyone’s blessings. You’ll
be seen in everyone’s vision as an elevated effort-maker. A true, incognito effort-maker is automatically revealed and becomes an inspiration for others.
The main thing is to have attention internally. Be cautious in your interaction. Don’t speak loudly and from a distance. The more you go into silence, the more your face will lose its sadness and become cheerful. Speak only of good things and that which is necessary; don’t speak too much. Become a swan, with the discrimination power to leave aside waste. This will only be possible when the intellect becomes clean. Go deep into the soul conscious stage; go beyond the body and bodily beings. People won’t be able to see us; they will just see that we are in a stage of being beyond. We have to return home as the brides with the Beloved, in the state in which we first came down. A bride is never separated from her beloved even for a second; they do everything together.