Master the Mind - Episode 11

True Vairagya (Detachment)

The biggest threat facing humanity today is atheism. Man has abandoned the idea of religion and spirituality for pursuing the temporary world and its transient pleasures. In the eleventh discourse of the Master the Mind series, Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai encourages readers to turn inwards and realise the ultimate bliss instead of being fixated with the world’s superficial ways. Sadguru exhorts the spiritual aspirant to discard the ways of an ārta, arthārthī or jijñāsu, and instead, become a jñāni. By upholding the path of dharma and becoming a vairāgin, he will realise the core of spiritual wisdom. However, it is not easy and many noble men in the past have succumbed to the diktats of the mind. Great warriors like Bhishma and Karna bowed down to the mind’s pressure instead of listening to their hearts. However, through rigorous efforts, one can realise the Self and defeat the mind. Indian thinking has been shaped by the efforts of spiritual doyens like Swami Vivekananda and Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Their teachings have guided man to pursue the idealism of spiritual living. Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai takes the reader through the wisdom from the ancient texts and upaniṣads to drive home the point that ultimate bliss is attained only by the one who realises his Divinity by taking to the path of surrender and implicit trust in God. When one gives up everything for God’s sake, one becomes God and is redeemed from the cycle of janma-mṛtyu. Undoubtedly, mankind can be saved in these times only by going back to its spiritual roots.

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