What should be called as Natural? Because whatever we label as Natural That will come into our thoughts, words, and behaviours.
So what is natural? Anger is unnatural.
Pain is unnatural.
Hurt is unnatural.
Jealousy is unnatural.
Our original 7 qualities are natural.
But over a period of time what happened is Very gradually we came into body-consciousness It is like, health is natural.
But if we don't take care of health Then there will be a disease.
But today a majority of us have a minor or major disease So we say perfect health is just not possible.
So the society started accepting disease.
Likewise, we have started accepting anger and hatred.
Health is natural.
Similarly the 7 soul qualities are natural.
If we don't take care And if we created anger once If we spoke a lie once They got imprinted on the soul.
Yesterday we saw the soul has three faculties.
The Mind creates thoughts.
Intellect evaluates the thoughts and takes a decision.
We bring the decision into action.
Then it becomes a Sanskar.
Once it becomes a Sanskar.
Which means a recording is created on the soul.
So the next time the mind will not create thoughts about it.
Intellect will not take a decision.
Whatever Sanskar is created, it will directly come into action.
But now we need to change our Sanskar.
So what will we do? We will take spiritual knowledge.
Create new thoughts.
Like how we have been creating new thoughts since yesterday.
The moment our thought changes Our feelings will start changing.
Our karmas will start changing.
Recording of our Sanskar on the soul will start changing.
Now look at every soul.
Yesterday we saw that the soul is eternal and indestructible.
It means when it is time for me to leave this body I the soul will leave this body And what happens to the soul next? The soul will enter a new body.
What will the soul carry forward along with it? Visualise this clearly.
Today we are in this body.
Everything that we are thinking, speaking, and doing It is becoming a recording on the soul.
Just like how this camera is switched on.
Whatever it is shooting at this time, that is becoming a recording.
Once it is recorded That is why when someone clicks our picture, how alert do we become? We ask him to wait, and we set our hair and overall appearance.
Because once it is clicked, everyone will see and comment on us.
That photo can at least be clicked once again.
But everything that is getting clicked here throughout the day Every scene is getting captured here.
Every thought is getting imprinted here.
Now visualise – recording upon recording upon recording.
And there comes a time for the soul to leave the body.
The soul left this body and entered a new body as a baby.
What will that baby bring with him? Whatever is the closing balance on 31st March On 1st April that will be the opening balance.
It is not starting with the clean slate on 1st April.
Now look at your children.
Same parents Same environment.
Won't they have different Sanskars? How many of you feel my two children have different Sanskars? Sometimes we look at them and say how can both of them be my children? They are so different.
Exactly opposite to each other.
We gave the same upbringing to both of them.
We say that because, since when are we looking at their journey? Only after they took this costume.
Only after both of them have taken this costume, everything they got is the same.
But their past lives were completely different.
Brother, how old are you? 56 years.
Now each of you look at your age.
Brother, how old is the shirt that you have worn? 4 years.
The dress you have worn, what is its age? 2 years or 3 years.
Whose age is it? We are very clear.
This is not me but this is my dress.
So we say my dress is 2 years, or 3 years, or 1 day old.
20, 30, 40, 50, or 60 years – whose age is it? It is the age of this dress or body which we have worn.
So when is this dress which we have worn.
Below it we have worn another dress, which is our body.
So age of my dress or my body is 40 or 50 or 60 years.
How old am I? We are in this body for the last 40 or 50 years.
Before that? 100 years in another costume.
Before that, 100 years in another costume.
Even before that, 100 years in another costume.
So we have recording upon recording upon recording.
If we look at our life only in this dress (this body) Can situations in your life and my life be the same? No.
If you are and my situations are not the same What about your recording and my recording? Our recordings will be different.
If in just 50 years, your recording and my recording are going to be different What about recording 100 years before this, 100 years before that, 100 years even before that.
? We have been through different lifetimes over the last 4000 to 5000 years.
So how will recordings on to separate CD's be? How will they be? Can they be similar? No.
Sure? Certain? Suppose the two CD's got married.
That's what happens.
Two CD's with recordings on them get married.
And then they both look at each other and ask – How can you be like this? Why are you like this? Because songs on your CD and on my CD are completely different.
And then there begins a journey of trying to change the songs on each others' CD.
That song is recorded on them.
Within one or two years of that couple getting used to each others' songs Third CD is born into that family.
Doesn't the third CD arrive? And both the parents think A blank CD has arrived.
Let's record whatever we Desire, into this CD.
But that CD comes home already full.
Because that CD or that soul has carried forward its Sanskars.
When we understand this and internalize this knowledge Then accepting each others' Sanskars Getting along with each other Becomes very easy.
Because without this knowledge, how would we look at each other? My husband should be like this.
My child should be like this.
My children should be the way I want them to be.
But the moment we get the knowledge that they are a soul They are on a long journey of multiple lifetimes And they have carried their Sanskars into this lifetime So now we look at the same child and never thought will be Soul who has brought a lot of Sanskars.
So accepting the Sanskars of that soul becomes? Easy.
Last weekend I met a child psychiatrist from Delhi.
I asked him what age group of children does he see, as a psychiatrist.
He said 1 to 20 years.
When I asked if 1 year old children also come to him, he said yes.
And then he asked me – why do you think 1 year old children have such issues They have not even started to go to school.
They have not seen competition.
There is no problem in their life yet.
Why do they have mental health issues? Why? Because today while I am in this body, suppose I have depression.
So my recording has dullness and sadness.
Suddenly the time to leave the body came.
The CD player changed (took a new body) but the CD is the same.
CD is the same but player has changed.
Even in the new CD player, the same old songs will play.
Which means even at the age of 1 year in this new body, I had to go to the psychiatrist.
Similarly whether it is a mental health issue Or a physical health issue Today you are seeing how very young children have various illnesses.
Why does a child have a disease soon after birth? It's a very big reason which Medical Science may not tell us.
The reason is the Sanskar which that soul has brought along with it When the soul was in the mother's womb for those 9 months What vibrations was the mother giving the soul? When we can sit here, give vibrations to the body and create illnesses Then even in those 9 months we can create illness.
So how important is it to carry good Sanskars? How important is it? If we pay a little attention to Sanskars and make slight efforts Those Sanskars will not just remain in this costume but will get carried forward.
You put so much effort to become doctors But once you leave the body In the next costume you will have to again start from nursery.
And put in efforts once again, afresh.
But you will carry forward your Sanskars, so no need to put efforts once again.
Isn't it worth the investment done? Yes or no? Yes.
That's why you see differences in children.
Someone is very peaceful, someone is aggressive.
Someone is very caring and sharing Someone else holds onto everything he owns.
Why do they have different Sanskars? Because these children have carried forward such Sanskars from their past.
This is a proof that whatever Sanskars we create today They will remain with us in this lifetime And they will get carried forward with us Because it is a permanent recording.
Isn't it worth to at least change one Sanskar like anger? Isn't it worth it? Now look at each other – the people who we live with People who work with.
And start looking at them with this consciousness Soul on a journey I don't know what all that soul has seen on this journey.
With this, what will happen to our expectations? When we expect something from other people We expect everything through our Sanskars.
As will be our Sanskars We will want others also to be the same way.
Suppose you have a Sanskar of sincerity.
So you will want that everyone working with you You will want that they are also as sincere as you.
And the best part is They shouldn't be less sincere than you are And they shouldn't be more sincere than you are.
If someone is more sincere than you You will say – He is way too sincere, one shouldn't be so sincere.
And this other person is just not sincere.
So how sincere should people be? Exactly as much as we are.
Not as much as we want them to be.
But exactly as much as we are.
Because whatever is our Sanskar It is right for us.
We feel that Sanskar is perfectly right.
And we are just not able to understand other person's Sanskar.
Because that Sanskar (song) is not recorded on our CD at all.
It is like one CD has bhajans.
Another CD has Hindi film songs.
And the third CD has rock music.
All three CD's come into one house.
This is how different we are from each other, isn't it? We are completely different.
So we don't like each other's songs (Sanskars).
And then we say – I am just not able to understand you.
I just cannot understand how she can do this.
Why are we unable to understand others? Because we don't have the Sanskar which they have.
It is not always possible to understand other people.
For example, somebody has a Sanskar of trust.
And their spouse has the Sanskar of doubting.
Is there any couple here who have these opposite qualities? One trusts and other doubts? We have.
Okay, so both of you are here.
What happens is, in any scene One person trusts it very easily.
And the other person starts doubting it.
The one who doubts Will find it very natural to doubt.
And will say to the spouse – I just cannot understand how you can trust everyone so easily.
And the one who trusts Will not even know what it means to doubt people.
Because he doesn't have that song of doubting, on his CD.
Now if we are going to try and understand Why you doubt or why you trust, it's not going to happen.
Because the song which I don't have I will not be able to understand it.
It's like 2 different languages like English and Chinese.
It's as different as that.
So we are not always going to be able to understand each other.
But what we can now start doing is We can start accepting each other.
Acceptance that this soul, has somewhere along its journey of lifetimes Suppose in his previous costume, someone had cheated him in a very big way.
Because of that his whole life turned upside down in that past lifetime.
So along with trust, pain was imprinted on that soul at that time.
In your medical science it is said Neurons that Fire together, wire together.
Which means I trusted someone I was cheated so I created pain So my neurons of trust and pain will get wired together.
So the next time, trusting someone becomes difficult.
For example today we see that someone trusted a person.
He got cheated.
Next time he will say – I can never trust anyone now.
It is easier to see the whole thing in this lifetime.
But if that Sanskar is carried forward from the past.
We will not understand why they are like that.
So let us create this Sanskar Of accepting the other person's Sanskars.
Because, just by looking at other people's Sanskars, we are getting disturbed.