The truth we resist are the battles we fight. You can live your whole life with this one sentence.
I’m again and again saying, you can live your whole life with one sentence, hoping someone sentence will become your DNA. The truth, you resist, are the battles you fight.
At any given time, if there is suffering in your life, if there is all those negative emotions in your life, if you are going through all those…
Things that’s not flowing with the flow but obstructing the spontaneity with which you can flow in life, be sure about it. Somewhere you are hoping against the truth.
There is a satyam about life, there is a satt about life, there is a truth about life, and that is independent of religion. Independent of whether you are a theist or an atheist or an agnostic.
That’s independent of whether you’re a man or a woman or a transgender, independent of whether you’re the youth or the old, successful, poor. It really doesn’t make a difference.
But life is governed by certain truth. And that is not individualistic. This place is a little warm, or it is too cool, its perceived reality.
Each one of you have your own individual perception about whether it is warm, or it’s right temperature, or it is cool. Perceived reality.
Whether the sessions are amazing… Okay, not up to my expectation, perceived reality. Each one of you are entitled to your own individualistic perceptions, perceived reality.
If you are born, you have to die, is truth. It’s not perceived reality. From Jesus Christ, to Mahatma Gandhi, to Prophet. To, even if I create mythological realities… Any person who is embodied had a birth, and hence will have death.
Even if you’re considered incarnation of God, messiah, prophet, you do not escape these governing laws of life, which is the truth.
If there is a beginning, there will be an end. Was there a beginning to today’s session? Yes, there will be an end. Was there a beginning to TAT in Chennai? Yes, there will be an end.
Was there a beginning to this day? Yes, there will be an end.
Was there a beginning to this relationship between you and me? Yes, there will be an end. Some sooner, some later and some eventually.
But if it begins, it has to end. Was there a beginning to this body of yours? Yes, called birth. Then there will be an end to it, called death. My father is not well and he is fighting in an intensive care unit, is not causing the suffering. Me desiring, can truth be altered…
And my father alone, for me, can be eternally alive. This desire of mine, which is anti-truth, causes that suffering. The truth you resist, are the battles you fight. You’re standing under a mango tree expecting oranges. You will suffer.
Expectation do not cause suffering. Unrealistic expectation causes suffering. Expecting mangoes from an orange tree or oranges from a mango tree, you will suffer.
And human predicament is, I stand under a mango tree expecting oranges. Get frustrated, I am not getting oranges. Get a vaastu consultant to find out how will I get oranges.
Get a feng shui consultant to find out how I will get oranges. Perform Ganapathy homam around that, to get oranges. Convert from one religion to another religion expecting oranges. Learn new forms of prayer and pray expecting oranges.
And still, the design of life is, that if at all there is a God, even that God cannot alter truth for an individual sake. Even if Krishna, Rama, Christ, twenty-four tirthankaras and Buddha and Guru Nanak and Guru Gobind Singh stand together and pray, still orange will not come from a mango tree.
And after some time, we get frustrated with the mango tree for not giving oranges. You want snowfall in Chennai. Ice bucket challenge only you have to do.
Maturity is understanding, these are truths that I cannot fight. Spiritual alignment is understanding the truth of life and realizing I can only flow with the truth, I cannot expect to alter the truth.