Thursday, May 26, 2011

Bhagawan's Thought for the day - 27th May 2011

Fish nurture their newly hatched young ones first in a safe and shallow spot. Then, they send them out into the wide open sea with its monstrous denizens. Only then can the young ones survive courageously and grow without fear. If they were bred in the open sea right from the beginning, they would certainly be swallowed up! In the same way, the practice of the contemplation of the name (nama), repetition of the name (japa), and meditation (dhyana) are to be practised with a great deal of care according to a set routine in the initial stages, until you become an expert who contemplates on the name constantly and repeats it with concentration. Repeating the Name of the Lord is the safest, surest and easiest spiritual practice.