Master reflects on 'spiritual seekers', and asks- “Are you still seeking or have you found something?” He reminds not to simply be overwhelmed by the peaceful condition we feel after each meditation, or to be complacent with the happiness it brings.
He uses the example of a walker, who keeps going out of the house for a walk and comes back after getting tired only to go out again later. Our meditation should not be like aimless wandering. It should be purposeful meditation, where we constantly remind ourselves of the goal we are striving to achieve.
He adds another example, saying, “What would happen if a farmer keeps doing the same thing, entering the farm, walking around and doing nothing? The heart is my farm where I cultivate my emotions. We plant something inside the heart, and in turn we expect a beautiful garden to grow within the heart. Can we do it alone, this exercise of seeding, nurturing, cultivating, and harvesting the farm?
We labor in our hearts, preceptors are helping us, so many brothers and sisters are also helping us, and our Masters are constantly helping us, through that beautiful rain that soaks our heart.
But which seed are we planting in the heart?
I would like you all to think about this. What sort of crop would you like to grow in your heart? When we don’t cultivate these seeds properly in an organized manner, the heart becomes like a forest. Seeds of all kinds, of all desires, will take hold and grow like weeds. And such a wild forest will overwhelm the tiny, tender little thing that wants to grow up and become a giant tree, occupying the canopy of the whole universe, called the consciousness.”
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