Sh. Madhu Param hans ji Maharaj, the spiritual head of Sahib Bandgi panth, during the course of his religious discourses at Satwari chowk, Jammu, said that there is need to fix our concentration if we want to realise our soul.
All of us understand the need of fixing concentration for the realisation of God but the significance of fixing concentration is not clear to all. Let’s understand this secret. Our concentration involves our eyes, ears, feet & hands.
The eyes can help us see God; the ears can help us hear Him; the feet can take us to Him while the hands can help us have a touch of Him. The gross Indriyas have nothing to do with all this.
The soul is to be found in all. One day, I was taking a Laddu in a garden. Some part of the laddu fell down. An ant came & tried to carry it. But it failed to do so. It was big in comparison to its size. It went away. I decided to watch its movements. I followed it. It covered a distance of about 50-60 feet & entered into a hole. When it came out, there were 10-12 more ants with it. It took them to the place where the piece of laddu had fallen.
All of them tried & succeeded in carrying the piece. It took them about an hour to carry it to the hole. They had to stop at some places on the way in order to change their positions. The piece was big & it was not possible to take it inside the hole. They broke it into four parts & took these easily inside the hole. Just see! a small ant saw a piece of Laddu.
It must have thought of telling its family members about it. Wherefrom did such a small ant get the power to think?. That is to say, they utilised their intellect like us. The ant had memory. It used its intellect to inform other ants about the piece of laddu. It means, it must have spoken in its own language. Wherefrom did so many systems appear in this small It was the soul. For this very soul, Lord Krishan said to Arjun, “Though this soul has no eyes, yet it can see in all the directions.
Though it has no hands & feet yet it can move & work in all the directions. But the secret behind it is that, at present, those feet are engaged in moving our gross feet & those eyes are engaged in making our gross eyes see the objects around us. If the soul escapes, the eyes will remain stretched wide open. The subtle soul & the gorss body have developed a knot.
Though it is unreal, yet it is difficult to untie it. There is need to move out of this unreal thinking. Whenever we try to do so, the Munn creates hurdles. To free the soul from the grip of Munn, some take dips in water of the Ganges, some move to the forests while others practise yog.
Sahib Kabir says that none can escape from the grip of Munn on his However hard a devotee may try, he can’t succeed in bringing the Munn under control witout seeking the support of a satguru.