As we know this is the last month of 2016, and like always I want to take this opportunity to share that we still have time before we enter into a brand new year. So let’s take this opportunity to reflect upon what we did or didn’t do, what we could and couldn’t do, not for earning more or having more facebook friends or impressed upon our relatives, but; what we did or could do to deepen our relationship with God. I’ve always kept the words of Sri Ramakrishna in my heart- He said-Move ahead, if someone has experienced a little of Spiritual gain somehow, one must not think all has been done. Move ahead! For which he narrated a story which clearly explains his teaching.
There was once a woodcutter who used to go to the forest to cut wood, suddenly he met a Brahmachari who told him to move ahead. After the wood cutter reached home he pondered upon what the Brahmachari had told him. So after few days he went deeper into the forest and found trees of Sandalwood, thus selling them he became a rich man. Same way again he remembered the Brahmachari’s words- Move ahead, after few days he went further ahead and found silver mine and became richer. Thus moving ahead he found gold mine and then a mine of precious stones. Therefore Move ahead in your spiritual journey making only God your anchor, you’ll experience God in ways no Scripture or holy person can explain it to you. God is an ocean of bliss, deeper you go into Him, blissful you and your life becomes.
I believe these words would have a deep impact on your heart and want you to reflect upon your relationship with God. May God bless you with a deep devotion for Himself and may you experience His love.
God bless you and your family!-Shalini Mehta