Heart to Heart
In a question and answer session, a disciple asked Hazur Maharaj Ji, “The time for departure from the Dera is rapidly approaching, and I want some reassurance that we can take all this love with us and that this is as easily accessible at home as it is here.”
Hazur replied, “You see, our Master is within every one of us. No matter how much we try to depart from there, we can’t. So if we are carrying him with us, the question of departure doesn’t arise. Being here at the Dera, if you don’t carry him with you, it is the same thing as being away and not carrying him with you. If you are here, he is with you if you are carrying him with you; it is the same even if you are a thousand miles away, if you are carrying him with you. He is within you. So we have to carry him with us always, within us. Then there’s no departure at all. A feeling of depression shouldn’t come then because we are carrying him with us – he is with us.”
Spiritual Perspectives, Vol. III
On Sunday, 21st June 1964, America was celebrating Father’s Day, and some of the satsangis were feeling very happy and fortunate that their Satguru, the true Father, was with them on this day. For like a father, he had herded them all into one fold of love, had given them a feeling of belonging – of belonging to the Master and his flock. With these feelings in his heart, one satsangi said to the Master, “Maharaj Ji, Happy Father’s Day!” Maharaj Ji looked at him and said with a soft, loving smile, “Are all days not the Father’s days?” In the words of a satsangi, they only later realized the true importance of what at first appeared to them as a light-hearted, casual reply: All days belong to the Lord, our Father; he has given them to us; we should spend them with our thoughts always on him, live them in his company, in his service, in his love.
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