Fortunate. I have been quite fortunate to have been introduced to Dada Bhagwan’s science over twenty years ago. At the time I didn’t realize what a serious impact the lessons I learnt in satsung were going to have upon me but now I couldn’t imagine my life without it. Through the years these principles have been a constant in my life and have served as a steering mechanism for my decisions.
Growing up with satsung as a fundamental part of my life has given me an immeasurable amount of serenity and clarity that many will not be able to experience in a lifetime and for which I feel quite blessed. Dealing with people inside and outside of the home has become that much easier when I consciously apply the gnan I have learned to make my choices. This world is full of so many complexities but through it all I have depended on my capacity to control myself as source of strength in achieving my goals.
Although there are many valuable lessons to be learned from Dada Bhagwan there have been two that have stuck with me over time: the importance of concentrating on file number one and the fact that everything happens for a reason. These two deceptively simple principles have been my greatest teachers and supporters in life.
If we could all remind ourselves to keep file number one in line and to follow Dada’s agnas 24 hours a day this world would be a much different place, but since that is not likely what is possible is for us is to make certain we do the best we can to discipline ourselves to stay within the five agnas as much as possible. Keeping that in mind I make every effort to keep the focus upon me and to really evaluate what changes I need to make in order to stay on the right path.
In the end we are all searching for something to calm and center us while not overly confining the way we live. If you find it it’s important to do everything you can to integrate it into everyday life. For me being a part of satsung, the community it develops and the natural inclination to better myself is something that will always be a part of me. I have an obligation to myself to live a moral life and one that makes room for the humbleness to realize that there is always room for improvement.
Personally, when the science works best for me is when I am truly able to separate myself from the situation I am currently involved in; taking a quick “agna check” enables me to evaluate what should ideally be done to deal with the situation, and then I proceed. Doing this check helps me to truly take the emotion out of what’s happening and work based upon logic and it stops me from overanalyzing what’s happening. The internal dialogue that goes on inside of me allows me to conduct constant satsung with myself without having to formally be at a satsung and also permits Dada Bhagwan to be with me long after he has physically passed away; the power of action is put solely in my hands.