Real Meaning of Deepawali By Self Realized Saint
Sada diwali Sant ki, aathon pahar Aanand; Akalmand koi soorma, gine Indra ko rank.
Meaning: Saints enjoy festivity every moment, irrespective of whatever situations and circumstances they are in and even the empire of Indra (the lord of deities) is considered insignificant in the opinion of Saints and virtuous people.
A renowned saint H.H. Asharamji Bapu (hereinafter “Bapuji”) used to hold satsang sessions all over India and a huge crowd used to assemble physically; and over the internet, devotees from 167 countries, located all over, used to listen to His discourses. He used to preach on various issues – from small to big, from materialism to spiritualism and from physical to eternal. People from all sects used to get benefitted out of His preaching based upon the aforesaid topics.
All of a sudden such a pious saint was presented before us by electronic and print media as a “vulture”, a leader of sex rackets, killer of children, the one associated with mafia, involved in illicit activities, exorcism and all the worst possible things that could be done to defame a saint. Such a defamation was done so efficiently resorting to those laws (with big loop-holes) that can release a chief minister (J Jayalalitha) within a few days on “medical grounds” for a common disease called “diabetes”, but failed to grant bail to the saint on “medical grounds” for not so common disease – Trigeminal Neuralgia . Doesn’t this create an apprehension in our mind that the alleged chief minister involved in corruption for disproportionate assets case, can get a bail on the day her party was constituted; while a saint who has been constantly serving humanity since long, is not considered for bail even after prolonged discussions of professional legal eagles for around 14 months, despite his chronic illness ?
Yes, history repeats itself, in one way or the other. Lord Rama was exiled by his parents for 14 years and the people waited till his come-back in Ayodhya. The day of his return was celebrated as Diwali and till date the custom is followed. The effigies of Ravana, whose empire was ruined by Lord Rama, are destroyed every year on Dusshera along with those of Kumbhakarna and Meghnada.
Do you think these demons are no more in our society ? Certainly there are such demons freely roaming around and have been creating nuisance for our venerable saints. The conspirators had an ulterior motive to entangle Bapuji (in a false & fabricated case) in such a manner that the more His followers try to have Him come out of this web of conspiracy, the more He is getting ensnared into it. Isn’t 14 months’ time period sufficient to free a saint from exile in the present era, when a state’s CM can come out clean within 21 days? Even though the saint considers imprisonment too, a place of solitude for spiritual up-lift-ment, but it matters a lot to the devotees and common people who used to get benefitted because of His discourses and activities of social-service.
One may ask that when such a saint, who could give a mantra to a prison inmate and bless him to come out of imprisonment and if the person, following His instructions, could get released accordingly, then why can’t He do it for himself? The question is genuine, but the answer is more than obvious, as it is an adage (a couplet by saint Kabirdas ji):
Vriksha kabahu na Phal bhakhai, Nadi na sanchay Neer ; Parmarath ke kaarne Saadhu dhara Shareer
Meaning: A tree never eats its own fruit(s); its fruits are meant to be used by other creatures. A river never accumulates its water for itself, for its own usage; its water is instead utilized by others. So is true for the Saints. They don’t lead their life for their own sake or desires; instead, they are here to help worldly souls realize God and perform actions for public good.
Bapuji had given a number of people in jail some mantra, and consequently they got bail and were blessed by Him to reform their lives. He could have applied these powers for Himself too, but He is rather leading the life in prison as an ordinary person, so as to teach the society the lesson as to how innocents suffer due to loopholes of laws and how the equanimity of mind can be established in odd circumstances.
Do you know what he brought with him when he was arrested? Only his rosary to chant his guru mantra, and nothing else! Can a culprit’s behaviour be of such kind? Never ever! Do you know what did he write in his first letter to disciples after his imprisonment? ‘Keep equanimity, chant lord’s name, keep patience and co-operate with administration.’ Had He been a culprit, He would have suggested his disciples to go for aggressive protests, but He denied. His disciples were ready to go to jails in protests for His release, but He requested all of His disciples to sing God’s glory (See Link) . Can a rapist be of such nature? Obviously, not!
After spending a year in imprisonment, what message He gave to His disciples in His letter?
Again the same, the words may be different, but the meaning is same, i.e. to be associated with God and be introvert to realize the real meaning of Deepawali. It is He, who consoles His disciples. So who could really console Him? He is a Self-Realized Saint, far away from illness, diseases and free from the bondage of body or worldly desires.
On being about questioned about his illness, he told the journalist not to worry about his health, as it’s just a part and parcel of life, thus conveying that He is away from all such things. See Video. But can it suffice for disciples to sit calm on his health conditions? Is it a punishment for a self-realized saint if He considers body as transcend ?
On the other hand, His son – Narayan Sai, “allegedly” involved in sex–racket, gives Deepawali message to the disciples, telling them to keep the environment clean by not using excessive fire-works etc. and to distribute the money (that they wanted to spend for their own interest) amongst the poor and deprived sections. He not only gave the message of humanity, but also has shown concerns for animals who get scared of fire-crackers.
Do you think a person running a sex–racket could be of such kind? Obviously not!
Then why even the educate lot of the world’s largest democracy – India, is thinking from the point of view of its 4th pillar – the paid media (both – electronic and print) that is constantly creating a false image of spiritual leaders as sex-leaders amongst us?
May Almighty give all of us the wisdom to rely on our common sense and human instinct than relying on Paid Media Goons.