(DELIVERED IN SATSANG)
Param Guru Huzur Sahabji
(Continued from DBH Dated 02-06-2020)
It is very difficult, nay, impossible for an ordinary
person to worship the Formless God. How can a person engage in the
contemplation of or form a correct picture of anything of which he
has no knowledge? And it would be far more difficult to
contemplate on the Supreme Being Who has no form. Of course, when
we worship the Supreme Being as all-pervading like ether and
resplendent like the sun, we do succeed in creating feelings of an
imaginary picture of Him but even then it is not possible to
concentrate our attention on His contemplation.
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali make a mention of
Yamas and Niyamas. Ahimsa, Satya, Asteya, Brahmacharya
and Aparigraha are five Yamas (rules of
self-restraint) and Tapa, Saucha, Santosha, Svadhyaya and
Isvara-pranidhana are five Niyamas (rules for
cultivation of desirable qualities). 'Ahimsa' means 'not
causing injury to the physical bodies of others'; 'Satya'
means 'not causing mental pain to others by telling falsehoods'; 'Asteya'
means 'not stealing other people's money'; 'Brahmacharya'
means 'celibacy' and 'Aparigraha' means 'not keeping
covetuous eye on the wealth of others'. Similarly, 'Tapa'
means 'keeping one's body under control'; 'Saucha' means
'keeping one's body neat and clean'; 'Santosha' means
'keeping one's mind under control'; 'Svadhyaya' means
'purifying one's mind through repetition of some holy name or the
study of holy books'; and 'Isvara-pranidhana' means
'directing the mind towards the Lord i.e., engendering deep love