Meditation Talk 12 Jan 2017– Morning

It Is Necessary For Us To Sit And Actively Monitor And Do Our Simran

THE PREMI HAS JUST SUNG this bhajan of Brahmanand Ji. He was a great Master. He was a stationmaster. And, in earlier times, for the entire station, only that stationmaster and one peon would be responsible. That stationmaster had to perform all the duties. He had to signal the train, and then, he had to sell the tickets, and then he had to flag the train off. So, all the duties were to be performed by the stationmaster.

He was a Gurumukh shish, a gurumukh disciple, and he was connected to the Sound Current. And the train was late by an hour, or so. So, he decided that there's no point in sitting and idling, instead, “I will sit for meditation.” So, he went in the room that was there for resting, and he locked the room. And he informed the peon, “When the time comes for the train to arrive, then knock on the door and ask me to come out.”

So, since the train was about one and a half hours late, he thought that he'd sit for meditation for about an hour. And then, in the next half hour, he’d perform all the duties.

When he sat for meditation with love and affection, his soul withdrew and, instead of sitting for one hour, he sat for two hours. So, he was completely in his meditation and the train, accordingly, arrived at its time. And now, instead of him going there, his Master performed all the duties.

So, his Master went there and He rang the bell, He sold the tickets, and when the time for the train to leave was there, He flagged the train away also. So, after that, the train left.

After about forty-five minutes of the train leaving, he got up from his meditation. And, when he got up, he asked that peon, “What happened? Did that train come?”

The peon told him that the train left about forty-five minutes back.
So, he got very worried and anxious, that who had rung the bell for the train to come and who had sold the tickets and, since he had not sold the tickets, he was worried that people would've boarded the train without tickets. And, if someone were to check it at a later station, then he would possibly lose his job. He asked that peon, “Who did all the duties? Who rang the bell and who sold the tickets? Who flagged the train off?”

The peon was amazed, and he said, “It was you only! I saw you doing all of these things.”

So, listening to this, he went quickly to check the register and, in the register, he saw that tickets had been sold and properly accounted for. He was very amazed at this whole thing. He saw that it was all properly accounted for, and then, it dawned upon him, and he understood that it was his Master, Who had done all of this, while he was in his meditation.

Thereafter, he decided, “Now, I will do that work only. I will do the work of the Master and I will sit for meditation in His remembrance. And let Him perform all my duties.”

So, thereafter, he resigned from that job and he settled down at a place called Pushkar, which is next to a river. And there, he built his ashram and he sat for meditation there.

So, He was a great Master and He was a fully attained Master. And, He has written a lot of Banis. More than five hundred poems have been written by Him.

If we do our Simran with love and affection, and if we withdraw those thoughts, which are tied up in this world, and direct them inwards, then we definitely get success on this Path. If we sit for meditation and then keep thinking about our house and about our other activities, then we can't get success here. We sit there for meditation, but the mind makes us wander everywhere. It takes us away from Simran and makes us think about all of the outwardly, worldly matters.

Now, we keep believing that we are sitting for meditation but, actually, we are not doing that. So then, our time gets wasted. It is necessary for us to sit and actively monitor and do our Simran and remember to do that.

So, the time is good and it is quiet. And a quiet mind is good for meditation. We should close our eyes and sit for meditation.