The following is as excerpt of Maharaj Charan Singh’s response to a question from Spiritual Perspectives, Vol. III:
We have only one future: to go back to the Father. There’s no other future.…
If you leave the planning in better hands, you will live much better. If you keep the planning in your own hands, you will live miserably. If you leave him to plan your life and go on accepting what comes to you, you will be happy. Because planning is in his hands, and you just have to adjust to the events of life. You are just adjusting, going along with the waves. You can never change the events of life, no matter how much you plan, no matter how much you pray. But you can always adjust to the events of life.…
Summer has to come, winter has to come. You can never change the course of the weather.… Nobody can change the events of life – we have to go through all that. So it’s up to you to go through it miserably or happily. If you go on adjusting, you will go through life happily. If you want to fight with events, to change them, you will go through them miserably.
And then, the Lord makes much better plans than we do. We don’t know what is good for us. He knows what is good for us.… So it’s better to leave it to him to give us whatever he thinks is best for us. That is why Christ said: O ye of little faith (Matthew 6:25). You are praying to the Father, making long lists of demands and requests to him to give you this and this and this. That is just showing lack of faith in the Lord, that you believe he won’t give you anything unless you ask him.
If a son is loving to his father, the father is always anxious to give to the son.… He’s more anxious to give us what we need. We don’t know what to ask him for, but he knows what to give us. We are asking for pebbles and stones – he wants to give us diamonds and rubies.…We are asking for solutions to our problems day and night from the Father. But he wants to give us something much higher – if we leave it to him.
The purpose of my life has been achieved
through my Master.
My suffering has been replaced
by bliss within.
Master has given me the collyrium of knowledge.
Without the Name of the Lord
my life was without meaning.
Namdev has attained realization
My soul is merged into him
who is the life of the universe.