We feel on the top of the world when all is well with us, and we profess loudly our love of our God. Well, I ask you, why are we so fickle to be so ignorant in our worship of our God as creator and preserver? But when we think of our God as destroyer we flee immediately. We have been seduced into God is all. However, our concept of destruction brings about loss in our mind, and we flee in the egos fear of annihilation. But I ask you, do we not also look to truth to destroy our ignorance, that we may bask in the light of The Mothers love?
God is Mother, She is the creator, the preserver, and destroyer. Mother is dancing the lila (illusion) of creation, preservation, and destruction. It requires steadfast discipline to not fear death. Death and birth are the same for one who knows Mother to be all, all that there is to cling to. Give up that fear of duality, and cling to Her, and you will see for yourself that this what I say to you is so.
Mental anguish is far greater than physical pain. To suffer in fear is worse than being beaten. To live in the mental suffering of our ignorance because we do not know the Truth is unnecessary, it is self torturous. We fear less the beating, because mentally we are prepared for what’s coming.
In the spiritual life the aspirant may fear knowing The Truth, that’s understandable, at first, but, never the less they will not give up, they will not give up the fight to attain it, because discipline, faith, devotion, and strong mind, and body give them the balance to face it. Truth is not always a pleasantry. It too has its destructiveness, and we must be able to withstand the destructive forces as well as welcoming the pleasantness of it. The destructive aspects of Truth are what cremate all of our pettiness, our falsehood, worldly dream, hopes, and ideas. Most people are not willing to give these up, and cling to the false notion of, “what if.” What if what?
The truth is the truth. No one wants to pay the price of destruction for Self Realization. Is this not so? We have the means to know the truth. We have been given numerous methods to follow all the saints, their words. All the saints have spoken the same words in many ways for us to be able to attain the end result. We simply go on romanticizing the ideas, and put off till tomorrow what need be done today, now. Most people just talk about it, while clinging to their ignorant dreams of self aggrandizement in their petty little worlds, and they are quite adept at telling others how they need to change this, and that, and be better, meanwhile, living in the fear of destruction themselves. This is not a spiritual one.
To be a spiritual aspirant, living a life of discipline in the truthful sense one must do a lot of house cleaning, and rearranging of the cluttered mind that we keep. And then, one must not compromise. One must hold firm to the wheel of ones boat and weather the storm ahead. Keep the eye glued to the shore of Bliss. It’s not as distant as it seems. The spiritual life is not a place for undisciplined weak minds, whining, and groveling, poor me, I was born a sinner, will remain a sinner, and I’m going about myself the best I can. Wallowing away in self pity, because of the karmas that must be balanced, and the suffering that one has created for ones own self.