Follow or Connect: Which is the Right path?
One of my students was missing classes for a few days. She definitely owed an explanation to me. Turned-out she had gone with her family, to pay obeisance to their spiritual “GURU”. I was kind of taken-aback, “These God-men really have a huge fan-following, even kids are running after them! Why is it that I never have an urge for the same?”
In the past whenever I tried, it wasn’t easy for my rational mind to agree to whatever they (the modern gurus) say in general and do in particular! Even after being convinced by many influential personnel, I still find it hard to worship a mortal HUMAN as GOD.
My Apologies! but I like it personal (my relationship with GOD) and I believe that if I am doomed to be a “follower” one day that will happen automatically, in-due-course of time. Right now, that’s not ME!
I don’t know why, but I felt like sharing a story with the class which it goes like…
Once upon a time, there was a woman, exhausted of mundane life’s miseries, challenges and responsibilities. She tried to do everything, and there she was… completely lost.
One day, before going to bed she mumbled, “Is there anyone who can help me?”
“I guess No one”. Subsequently she found herself with a man who was having an ‘aura’ of hundred Suns; she could barely see his face in the beginning. Softly and smilingly, he held her hand and both entered an obsolete chamber. Inside, there were two clocks lying on the table, ticking their life, joyfully.
The man said, “Do you know I come here every day…”
She was completely mesmerized by the charm of this divine man.
“…to wind one of the clocks”, he continued. It has a life of just one day, after which it starts slowing down, losing time gradually. If I don’t come, it will stop ticking, eventually. Therefore, it’s my job to make sure it continues its joyful life!
On the other hand, (pointing towards the second clock), it doesn’t need my assistance because it is directly connected to the power source hence keeps going, happily, on and on.
Same is the case with your life, my dear. In order to move on merrily, you need to charge yourself well. For that you need an everlasting source of power or energy and what according to you, is the ultimate source of all the power or strength…?
She was speechless.
“…it’s GOD, my dear.”
There are some people who get connected to this eternal ‘Power source’ directly and don’t need any help. They get all power and wisdom from the universe through their delightful connection with the “Almighty” and nothing can stop them.
Then there are others, who don’t know the direct route towards GOD. They need someone else do this job; to show the right path ultimately leading to “HIM”. Such people need a Guide (in any form) who will keep them aware of GOD’s virtues, and fully charged to live and maintain a happy life.
“I hope you have got your answers now! He looked at her. My job here is done. Now you get some rest; charge your body and mind; a new day is waiting for you. Wake up tomorrow and work in the direction to connect yourself to GOD, for that is only way to stay energetic, courageous and above all happy”…and he disappeared.
I chose the direct connection. What do you think? Which way is the right way? Open to discussion…
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