Anything which makes you get into this agitational gratification is the mental set-up based on perishable; means you are worshipping perishable. When you are worshipping perishable, you are bound to be perished. You are planning to be perished. Then don’t try to cry, when the perishing happens to you, because you planned for it, you asked for it, you worked for it, you cried for it, you are having it. Why are you crying when you get it? If you worked for name and fame, you will have it. If you worked for money, you will have it. If you worked for love, you will have that.
What for you worked, you will have that. If you worked with the perishable, understanding, worshipping the perishable, you WILL perish.
The agitational gratification, whether it is food or sound, or visual or smelling or the touch, in any sense, even imagination, the mind – which is totality of all these five, in any level, if agitational gratification is your goal, if that is what you perceive as pleasure, if that is what you perceive as the goal of life, please understand, you are worshipping perishable and you are bound to be destroyed.
Whether it’s a taste or touch or seeing or smelling or listening, in everything, if you are functioning based on the principle of ‘delayed gratification’, means a long-term vision about you and about what is pleasure and what is pain. Actually, when you have a true understanding, a right understanding about you, even the quality of food you enjoy will become different, the quality of visual you enjoy will become different. The quality of music you enjoy will become different. The quality of smell you enjoy will become different. The type of the touch you enjoy will become different. It will all be based on delayed gratification.
I wanted today’s Vakyartha Sadas to be on these two words – agitational gratification and delayed gratification. Whenever you are enjoying what you consider as pleasure, please see – are you agitated or are you peaceful. Are you agitated or enjoying? Are you grasping or are you grabbing?
Grasping is person is love; grabbing a person is lust.
Understand, there is a difference. Whether you are tasting a food or seeing some visual, listening to music or enjoying a smell, or enjoying a touch or a sexual act, look in, are you agitated or are you in the mood of peace and enjoying? Are you celebrating or are you agitatively pushing you? If you are agitated, be very clear, you are based on agitational and you are planning to get perished. When you perish, don’t cry because you planned for it. You asked for it. When your understanding about changes, when your taste is matured, that’s the right word I wanted you to understand – when your taste is matured, the matured taste shows the matured person. Then you are strategizing yourself, you are cognizing yourself and strategizing your life, based on the Imperishable.
I tell you, there is no short cut. Straight – perishable, Imperishable. Are you cognizing yourself and strategizing your life on perishable or are you cognizing yourself and strategizing your life on Imperishable? Over.
Truth is the Truth is the Truth, straight.
How much ever this ‘lite theologians’ – I am using a new word – the lite theologians, means who are trying to meet both the ends. “No…little love. Little smile, little laughter and enjoy everything and God will also come to you through your back door.” No! No!
Upanishads which declares authenticity by Its own authority is very clear…
sambḥutiṁ ca vināśaṁ ca yastad vedobhayaṁ saha |
vināśena mṛtyuṁ tīrtvā sambhūtyāmṛtam aśnute || 14 ||
Either you cognize yourself and strategize your life on perishable or on Imperishable. Clear. Don’t be cheated by this ‘lite theologians.’ Largest number of human beings are misguided by this Lite theologian’s. Not, ‘light’. No. ‘Lite’. I can even better give, give a better word – Lite theologians. No, they will be a little.
Please understand, this Lite Theologians are the largest, I can say, Lite Theologians are the fellows who are putting people in delusion, misguiding. The largest number of human beings are misguided by this “lite theologians” because they try to give you the confidence, “no, no. Build your cognition and strategize your life on perishable, but you will be imperishable.” How? I am not against love, fun, life, laughter, but I am against these ‘lite theologians’ giving you wrong interpretation and hope…for their entertainment circus tickets to get sold. They do not care about your life. They do not care about your future. Today for their show, if they sell few thousand tickets more, that is enough. The “Lite Theologians”. That is why they don’t care about whether you build, you cognize and strategize yourself based Imperishable or perishable. They say, “Come on. Don’t think too seriously”, because he himself cannot think. If he thinks something too seriously, he becomes tired. So what to do? Don’t take things seriously. Laugh. Love. What do you know about love? What will you know about love if you cognize yourself as a perishable short-term existing being? I tell you, this Lite Theologians are the greatest cheaters. They are not teachers, just reverse it, cheaters.
Laughter, I am not talking about the laughter which comes from lips or throat. Laughter which comes from the bottom of your belly knowing the Whole Cosmos is joke. The dance, not just to forget your depression for five minutes, the discotheque cabre, no. It is with the cosmic understanding of the Whole thing is dancing, vibrating.
A drunkard dances, Mahadeva also is dancing. Both are completely different. The drunkard’s dance is “Lite Theologian’s” dance. Mahadeva’s dance is on Imperishable understanding, cognizing about Himself and strategizing about His Existence. Cognizing yourself as Imperishable and strategizing yourself on Imperishable is the only way to exist and become Imperishable. Do not get cheated by “Lite Theologians”.
One good thing, inside Varanasi, Mahadeva never allows this “Lite Theologians”.
Kalabhairava is still protecting Varanasi. Kalabhairava is still alive.
Understand, the essence of what I trying to convey through this verse – Your cognition about you should be based on Imperishable components, means Soul, Consciousness, which does not perish. Your understanding, an idea about you should be that you are a Consciousness, you are a Soul which doesn’t perish, which is Imperishable; and based on that cognition, strategize your life. Based on that cognition develop the taste of good-bad, right-wrong, pleasure-pain. Don’t cognize yourself as just perishable body or mind and don’t build, strategize your life based on this perishable cognition. Then your pleasure, pain everything will be too short, small, agitational gratification. You will be killing yourself with agitational gratification as your pleasure. Just an itching you feel on the body and scratching it. All your pleasures will be nothing more than scratching – may be with a different object, different person, different parts. More visually I don’t want to describe. Scratching yourself with a different object, different person, different places is not a pleasure. That’s what I call agitational gratification. Just to gratify your agitation, what you do, you call that as pleasure? You call that as a joy?
Let you be clear, your cognition be based on Imperishable. Your strategies for life be bases on Imperishable. Your idea about pain and pleasure be based on Imperishable. Then you will be Imperishable, means Akshara. You will be in the space of akshara, imperishable.
Blessed are those who live in the space of Imperishable and live their life with delayed gratification. Cursed are those who cognize based on perishable and live based on agitational gratification.
This is the essence I am trying to convey through various words in this whole satsang beating around the bush. I think now I have beaten the center of the bush. Last few statements I did not use the social politeness, I am straight. I have beaten the center of the bush, not beating around the bush.
Look in. Look in. Don’t be afraid to re-strategize yourself, and reinvent yourself and shake your whole life and rebuilt it. Don’t be afraid. Never something is too late. Never something is too late. Never something is too late. Even if you are going to die in next 15 minutes, 15 minutes is too much time. 15 minutes is too much time. Whether you are going to die in the next 15 minutes or 15 years or 50 years or 1500 years, it’s not too late. Come back to Imperishable. Let not hormones hijack your Consciousness and cognition about you. Let the hormonal hijack not happen in your life. Let hormones not be strategizers of your life. Let the agitational pleasures not be decision makers in your life. The agitational pleasures should not be the decision makers in your Existence.
Go on. Go on, go on with the Imperishable cognition. You will worship Imperishable, not confusion. You will worship Imperishable, not perishable. That is what Upanishad declares as worshipping Imperishable Consciousness. Understanding the difference between this two – what you are worshipping, understand. Don’t be cheated by ‘Lite Theologians.” Sanatana Dharma, Sanatana Hindu Dharma suffers with this ‘Lite Theologians” more than any other religious leaders, I tell you. Even other religious leaders are not harming Sanatana Dharma so much than this ‘‘Lite Theologians”.
With this I give you the essence – agitational gratification or delayed gratification. That’s the essence. That’s the subject for today’s vakyartha sadas.