And on the 5th day He came & blessed us all in abundance. The true saints are innocent like children. Sri Swami Ji let out an important secret of his spiritual journey. In his words- when I used to live in the Rishikesh ashram with my guru Swami Sivananda, a rogue named Mani Ram also used to live with me. This rogue was none other than my own mind. Day & night, it used to torment me with absurd suggestions. Some times it would say, “Why are you lying here? Why don’t you marry?” At other times it would say, “you are strong & sturdy. Why don’t you go & find a job for yourself. When I told gurudev about it, he would say, “don’t worry. You keep on doing your work here.”
I felt deeply relieved after listening His confession. Each one of us has to face the idiocrysancies of mind day in & day out. Many times we become desperate & disappointed also; especially when there is no one to guide us. Then & there I decided to take a firm resolve; not to get deterred by this rogue called mind. So let us all do sadhna given to us by our guru with full faith & trust & learn to ignore the mind. I feel blessed to come under the canopy of such great saints; who even after reaching the pinnacle of success are so humble.