October 2022 \ News \ YOGI ASHWINI MIND AND BODY

By Yogi Ashwini of Dhyan Ashram

Tree is the being closest to God. Why?

If you look at the life of a tree, it is always giving—shade, pure air, food, shelter...sacrificing itself, bearing the sun, winds and water. It does so till the last, even as it decays and dies, it continues to give. That is the path to the divine, to sacrifice yourself, to help others. The greater the sacrifice, the more is your glow, and the sooner you are seen by the divine.

You can either be in light, or you are in darkness.

The pain and suffering of humans and animals is because of their karmas. If you have the capacity to relieve their pain, and you do it, then you are in light. Else you are in darkness.

Gods are in light, and they are constantly relieving the pain of beings...

Think about it. There’s so much pain and suffering in the world, everyone is looking to God to help them...but why should God look at you?

Just like when we look at the night sky, we see dots of light glowing in darkness. From the dimension of Gods, we are perceived as dots in darkness. The ones that glow are easily seen, the ones in darkness cannot be seen...that glow is the glow of karma.

Take another example, that of the sun. If you look at its karma, it is burning itself to provide heat and light to support all life on earth. It does so constantly, without stopping or thinking or missing a day. Hence its glow. So much is the glow, that one can get blinded looking at it.

Create that glow within you. Do as much as you can to aid creation. Save animals, feed the poor, nurse sick, nurture plants—wherever you can help, step in. Do it without expecting anything in return. Make it your nature, just like the sun’s nature is to burn, to give heat and light. Or the nature of trees is to give food and shade and air. And, Gods will take notice of you.

The bigger the tyaag the higher the journey. Biggest tyaag means reaching finality for sure and tyaag of what—something which as it is going to leave you not remain with you for long. Basically, tyaag of avidya or wrong notion of life. So you leave nothing to achieve the finality.