Let God Do It…

Bhagawan’s sayings on life, calling to play the game of life, meet the challenges in life mainly focus on one final step, Total Surrender to God. For the mortals Surrender is too big a term, theoretically okay to understand, but practically hard to practise. Let’s read on an interesting anecdote from a Bal Vikas Guru of Mumbai, Ms. Rama Sampath, narrating how Bhagawan taught her the lesson of Complete Surrender… from Sanathana Sarathi archives…

Many times in life when I’ve been ravaged by doubts and disappointments I’ve heard Baba’s loving whisper: “Place your life in My hands and I shall lead you to your goal. I shall protect you as the eyelids protect the eyes.”  This loving assurance of the Lord has always boosted my morale and raised my drooping spirits.

Inspite of this loving promise I in­variably end up feeling lost and insecure at some point of time, thus caught in a vicious circle. I silently pleaded to Baba to free me from the vicious circle. With this thought weighing heavily on my mind I opened a book to be confronted by these words of Baba: “How much have you surrendered to Me?” The question posed by Baba made me realise with a jolt that my surrender was superficial and not total.

A person who has surrendered totally should be prepared to accept everything as the ultimate will of the Supreme. He should be unaffected by the ups and downs of life. There should be no desires or aspirations except the longing to execute every command of His promptly. Believ­ing that we have surrendered to Him we still cling tightly to our whims and fanci­es. Our ego raises its ugly head in the wild pursuit of tinsel and trash. Doubts and worries pester us in the wake of unfulfilled desires. This gives rise to a feel­ing of insecurity. We indulge in self‑pity that the Lord has forsaken us, when in fact we have ourselves to blame.

The most merciful Sai thus showed me a way out of the vicious circle in which I had entrapped myself. He seemed to say: “Let God do it,” as the lines of this poem reverberated warmly in my heart…

“As children bring their broken toys,

With tears for us to mend.

I brought my broken dreams to God,

Because He is my friend.

But then,

Instead of leaving Him,

In Peace to work alone,

I hung around and tried to help,

With ways that were my own.

At last I snatched them back and cried,

“How can you be so slow?”

“My child,” He said, “What could I do?

You never did let go I”

“Let Go

Let God.”

II Samasta Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II