The universe is always waiting to help us reach our goals. The trouble with us is that we keep changing our goals. When we go to management school to set short, medium and long term goals; or even if we go for a job interview, we are asked – what are your goals – please briefly state your short, medium and long term goals. This allows the interviewer to assess whether we will be able to fit into the organization culture and whether our goals are more or less in alignment with the organization goals. This is fine when it comes to jobs – but what about our life goals? Have you ever defined them? Have you ever in your wildest dreams had liberation (moksha) as one of your goals? Because, if that is not your ultimate goal then you have missed the purpose for which you have taken this birth!
From the moment we take birth the universe is conspiring to take us to our ultimate life goal that is liberation. We lose our path – in this competitive world our parents feel that earlier the child starts learning the better (we have schools for 1.5 to 2 years old toddlers) – education starts that early – meaning we have already started going contrary to the universe’s goals! Even then the universe keeps sending messages to each one of us, but we keep missing the messages or misinterpret them to suit our own ideas of life and we get stuck in this birth-death-birth cycle!
Over several births and several Gurus, we ultimately reach a birth which could be said to be our last birth – this is after we have lived all our dreams, satisfied most of our desires and realised for yourself that we are not happy in spite of having everything that life can offer. That is when we start looking for spiritual guidance, start turning inwards. Once we do that, we actually start correctly interpreting the messages that the universe is sending us. The Guru-energies then direct us to a realized Master who becomes the inspiration for us to turn inwards. Once you turn inwards, you find peace and solace which all the material wealth, education, power, post-position could not give you all these years. You then slowly start understanding the world of illusion in which we live, one realizes that what we had been seeking all our lives had been seeking us over several births. We ultimately find that divinity, peace, silence, joy and bliss right within us while we had been chasing all of this outside in the material world. Ultimately, we find our own true self and become one with nature! Self-realisation at last!