An appeal to readers, well wishers and
devout Hindus and instructions to seekers
A calamity such as a storm, landslide, earthquake, flood, third World War can arise at any moment. What to do in such a situation ? As there is no knowledge about this, the common man gets confused and loses his mental balance. Consequently he may end up doing wrong actions or taking wrong decisions. To be able to combat such situations bravely it is necessary to make efforts such as chanting as part of spiritual practice, so as to create spiritual strength within the self, to face the situation bravely.
Given further are points on how to make efforts in spiritual practice even in adverse times.
Pray to Bhagwan Shrikrushna, the village Deity, Deity of the place and Deity of premises wholeheartedly every 15 minutes to half hourly as ‘O God (Name of Deity) I am surrendering unto You. You alone can ferry us across this calamity. May I be able to chant Your Name continuously. May an armour of Your Name be created around me, my family and my home.’
2. Increasing chanting
Throughout the day chant the Name of Bhagwan Shrikrushna or your Deity of worship (Ishtadevata) as much as possible. As in the Kaliyug the Name of God alone is the support, keep chanting in your mind. If you can play a chant on your mobile phone or speaker then do so as it will remind you to chant.
3. What spiritual emotion should you have when helping others ?
During this adverse period all should help each other and try to increase their faith in God by giving mental support. Though maintaining social brotherhood is each one’s religious duty when helping another the feeling should be ‘I am not helping, God Himself is getting it done from me’. This will prevent thoughts of doership and will also not create give-and-take account with that individual.
4. Making efforts to reduce intensity of
personality defects and manifestations of ego
In such situations there are chances of manifestation of personality defects such as disturbance in the mind, feeling anxious, fear followed by restlessness etc. Taking appropriate autosuggestion helps in getting out of these situations.
4 A. Overcome anxiety by taking the following autosuggestion (A 2 technique)
Incident : Excessive rain has caused flooding in the city
Autosuggestion : When observing the situation in the city a thought about ‘what will happen to me and my family’ crosses my mind I will realize that I shall be able to face the situation if I live in the present and God too will like that. I shall keep things at home safe from water and become aware that helping my family will be my duty/spiritual practice at that time. I will recollect points learnt to face difficult situations and will perform appropriate actions amidst chanting.
4 B. Rehearse the incident in case of fear (A 3 technique)
When you have fear of facing a situation take an autosuggestion as per A3 technique.
Example of this is given further.
Incident : I saw news of flooding in several cities on television. Thereafter I began to think ‘what if the neighboring river gets flooded and we are asked to evacuate our homes, will I be able to move elsewhere ?’ My mind was ridden with fear with this thought.
1. Municipality workers have asked us to evacuate this place as the nearby river is flooded.
2. I am praying to God to get me out of this situation safely.
3. I am leaving the house carrying only basic necessities with me.
4. Some experts in disaster management are accompanying us. I am wading through the flood water with their assistance. Wherever the flooding is more I am finding my way cautiously. I am praying and chanting continuously.
5. Wherever I face a problem, with assistance from the helpers, I experience the grace of God. Hence my mind is steady and my faith in God is growing.
6. With the grace of God I reach a safe destination.
7. Expressing gratitude unto God I am now organizing everything that I have brought with me. For greater details on how to frame auto suggestions refer Sanatan Sanstha’s Holy text ‘Personality Defect Removal Process (Part 2)’.
5. Method of giving autosuggestions
If any of the above inappropriate thoughts are causing you tension or stress, use the associated autosuggestion on them for 15 days or till your thoughts subside. One should do 5 sessions of autosuggestions per day. Take one autosuggestion 5 times during each session.
6. Perform autosuggestions with concentration and experience
diminishing of inappropriate thoughts within a short period !
Many people have experienced that by taking autosuggestions with concentration, they form impression on subconscious mind and the tensions and stress in the mind diminish within a very short period. Therefore, one should perform autosuggestion sessions with concentration. If one is unable to concentrate due to inflow of futile thoughts, the autosuggestions can be uttered loudly or readout from the paper. This will divert the mind away from the thoughts and the thoughts will reduce automatically. Also, the autosuggestion sessions would be more effective. Be careful not to disturb others by taking suggestions loudly.
Accordingly, If any of other thoughts other are causing stress, tension, anxiety, etc., then the autosuggestions can be given for these thoughts as well, as mentioned above.
(Giving appropriate autosuggestions to the mind is a part of personality defect removal process for eliminating the psychological problems. Detailed information regarding the entire process for removal of personality defects is given in Sanatan’s Holy text, ‘Removal of Personality defects and Ego [Volume 7]’)
One should increase spiritual practice with the faith that ‘God is going to protect us in the present adversity !’
– Sadguru (Mrs.) Binda Singbal, Sanatan Ashram, Ramnathi, Goa (27.3.2020)
7. If the mind has become restless, due to the stress and tensions
arising from emergency situation, give the autosuggestions as below !
7 A. Autosuggestion to remind one’s mind to give autosuggestions
Whenever my mind becomes restless / I am worried, due to current adverse times, at that time I will realise that, “If I give appropriate autosuggestions on this subject, then I will be able to get over these thoughts quickly” and thus I will feel assured and give appropriate autosuggestions to my mind.
7 B. Following autosuggestion can be given to
increase the enthusiasm and positivity of the mind
‘Paratpar Gurudev has already warned us about the upcoming adverse times few years back and has also suggested effective remedies for facing them. I am extremely blessed to get guidance of such a foresighted and omnipotent Gurudev. I will earnestly undertake spiritual practice as per His expectations.’
By taking this above autosuggestion, a feeling of gratitude will develop unto the Holy feet of Gurudev, leading to increase in ones efforts towards performing spiritual practice with enthusiasm.
If one’s mind is restless and unable to undertake any other efforts, then one should give the autosuggestions mentioned in points 1 and 2, five times each.
7 C. Read the below instruction to increase faith in the God
If we have faith unto God, then we can derive strength to overcome any crisis. To increase faith unto God, one can give any of the below mentioned autosuggestions which suits one’s subconscious mind, three times a day. If your mind agrees to all the below given autosuggestions, then give any two of them, three times each throughout the day.
7 C 1. Our faith unto God is the only means to swim safely through the adverse times Absolute faith unto God imparts us an impenetrable protective sheath of God.
7 C 2. I have complete faith in the God’s promise that, ‘Whatever God does is always in my best interest’.
7 C 3. Once a Guru takes a disciple under his wings, He never distances him in any of his births. When Such is the Guru’s greatness and I have got a golden opportunity to perform spiritual practice under the guidance of Paratpar Gurudev. Hence, I should be rest assured and perform my spiritual practice.
7 C 4. Due to my spiritual practice, I have already experienced that Shri Guru has saved me and my family from every crisis time and again.
7 C 5. All the seekers of Sanatan Sanstha are performing spiritual practice under the blessings of Shri Guru. This is the safest place in whole of the universe. Shri Guru’s protective sheath of Divine consciousness and grace is around everyone. Therefore, it is impossible for even the subtlest of the microorganisms to get to the seekers.
7 C 6. If I develop devout faith unto God similar to Bhakta Prahlad within me, then irrespective of any adverse external circumstances, my subconscious mind will remain unaffected. My mind will remain blissful, stable and in continuous communion with God.
– Sadguru (Mrs.) Binda Singbal, Sanatan Ashram, Ramnathi, Goa
Strive to develop intense
devotion unto God like devotee Prahlad
Faith in God helps in ferrying across any calamity. The example of devotee Prahlad is well known. Despite having to face great calamities faith of Prahlad in God did not waver at all. Every time he would call out to God as ‘Narayan’. Hearing his distressing call God manifested Himself in the form of Nrusinha (Man-lion).
This example explains how deep and intense the faith in God should be. There is no alternative to attaining this high spiritual state without spiritual practice. The first step towards developing this kind of intense faith in God is regular spiritual practice. By making efforts to developing faith like Prahlad all should experience the expansive grace of God.