How to conquer the Maya? (5 vices and negative feelings). How can I develop acceptance, love and wisdom in mind? An email letter for Shiv baba was answered with guidance.
Question asked via Email:
Om shanti.. This is Dr. Keerthi from Karnataka. I really need solution for my problem. Hope I will get Shiv baba's knowledge through my Bk sister or brother.. (Its my honest,deep pain..) I am regular listener of Shivani didi.. After I started to listen her, I started daily meditation, affirmations, trying to have saatvik food with positive energy and before sleeping i practiced positive affirming (Swamaan) and having positive thoughts..
Still there are situations when i feel negative about others and then again i realise that it was a mistake.
One day I will be like angel, pure. Another day, I don't know what happens?
Please SHIV BABA, please give me advice/knowledge to overcome this problem...! Hope I get answer for my inner pain..
Thanku.. Yours faithfully..
Our Email Response
From: Shiv Baba (on behalf od Shiv baba)
To: Keerti (and Everyone reading this)
Your experience is no new. When you try to conquer maya, then maya tries to conquer you. As you yourself said that you practice positive Swamaan (affirmations) and having positive thoughts. By doing this, you have challenged maya. You know, that present world is conquered by maya.
Who is this maya? What is it?
Maya is your own 5 vices that are deep hidden and are emerged with time to time. You must understand this - When you come across some situation, then your sanskar lets say anger suddenly is emerged. So what is happening here? Actually, this is a signal that you have not yet conquered the anger.
So a wise soul like you should immediately do Purusharth to end this weakness. Which is the weakness of soul?
Body consciousness is the weakness. When we look our self or think ourself as a body, then vices are emerged. Because as explained, all 5 vices are connected with this body consciousness only. No body, then no lust, then no anger or greed or attachment. Then there is complete knowledge of the self.
You are a soul - mightest of the mighty soul - you have forgotten yourself? You are a master of your body and senses.
Baba explains that body is given to do Karma which represents us as who and how we are. Let's say a soul has a deep desire to heal people. So as to become a doctor. Then that soul will take his next birth in a family of doctors OR in a family where such freedom is given. This is an example. So, al souls takes birth according to their wish and sanskar of previous life.
Refer: 7 virtues of Soul
HOW TO CHANGE SANSKAR ?
Only one way. Understand point by point:
1. Present stage of world is kaliyug (iron age)
2. We were like GOLD in the golden age (Satyug)
3. In that golden stage, gradually we added impurity. So the gold change to Silver, then copper and now iron.
Do you know how we can improve the quality of Gold?
By heat. Heat up the gold and then remove the impurity (alloy) and you will see the elements are merged into elements and 24 carat gold is made.
Similarly, with the power of RajYog (Yog = fire), putting all our past old sanskars in this fire, we are re-created a new)
Read about What is Raja Yog?: https://www.brahma-kumaris.com/rajyoga-meditation
---- Useful videos & links ----
How to change sanskar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll1tmdJpqwA
Power to transform the sanskars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3Unx3tDj9M
7 days RajYog course online: https://www.brahma-kumaris.com/rajyoga-course
Do watch both videos and take the online course and understand the entire knowledge in an essence.
Hope you progress in your spiritual journey