Unlock Your Heart

God dwells in a pure, unsullied heart. Where the heart is inundated in malicious, wicked possessions, God – The Indweller remains always hidden. It is for man to unlock his heart to eschew the tainted and unwanted to find his ‘sole-possession’ within… Pure Love – Innate Divinity. Former Editor of Sanathana Sarathi, Sri VK Narasimhan writes quoting Bhagawan from one of the Trayee sessions in Brindavan, Whitefield.

Shakespeare described jealousy as “that green eyed monster.” In one of His informal talks to a group of devotees and students assembled around Him at Brindavan, Bhagawan dwelt on the great harm which the evil trait of envy can do to a person. Envy, Swami said, can drag a person down to the lowest depths. Among evil qualities in a human being, it was worst. It closed one’s heart to all that is good and great in man.

It is only when one opens out one’s heart that the Divine in him can emerge. Swami pointed out that there were two doors, krodha (anger) and dwesha (hatred), which closed the entry to one’s heart. ahamkara (egoism) was the latch on the doors, asooya (envy) was the lock on the latch. When a person is filled with envy, nothing good or Divine can enter his heart. He develops egoism, anger and hatred and stoops to the lowest levels and indulges in every type of evil to achieve his ends.

Envy operates in many subtle ways. It is to be found even among scholars and persons in high and responsible positions.

Unless one learns to eschew envy and control one’s ego, anger and hatred, one cannot hope to discover the Divine that dwells in every one’s heart. “Open the lock of envy, remove the latch of ego and throw open the doors of krodha and dwesha, and Prema (Divine Love) will flow out of your heart. This is the way to realise Ananda – the Bliss that passeth understanding.”

Swami pointed out that Duryodhana’s envy towards the Pandavas led him to perpetrate innumerable wrongs and ultimately it resulted in the complete destruction of the Kauravas.

II Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II