Hanslok Ashram

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"Spiritual Knowledge Is The Saviour : By Shri Bhole Ji Maharaj." Lord Rama says to Bhilni, ”Pratham bhakti santan kar sanga, doosari rati mam katha prasanga.”The prime step of devotion is the company of saints. The second step is to enjoy listening to stories about God. Saints give holy teachings, which take us towards true Spiritual Knowledge and inspire us to experience it. We have to uplift ourselves in this world, which is possible only through Spiritual Knowledge. A human being’s life is a waste without it. It is said, ”Mutthi bandhe aya jagat mein, hath pasare jayega.” A person is born empty handed and leaves empty handed.” In the end, nothing of this world will accompany us except our earnings from meditation. This is the only wealth which cannot be destroyed nor stolen. So, find the Spiritual Knowledge, the Holy Name of God. St. Kabir said, ”Tantra-mantra sab jooth hain, mat bharmo sansar. Sar shabd jane bina, koi na utarsi par.” Do not be misguided by tantras or mantras as all these are fake. Nobody can cross the worldly ocean without knowing the Essential Word of God. What is that Word? In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna says to Arjuna, “He who meditates at the time of death, comes to Me.” Which Word can we remember with our dying breath and by which we can reach the heavenly abode of God? At that time our hands, legs, and tongue become rigid. When breath has left the body, then doctors also express their inability to do anything further. Breaths are invaluable, without which the body can not do anything.           There is a story that once all the organs in the body started arguing about which of them was supreme. Firstly, when the sight departed, the body started functioning like a blind man. When the hearing departed, the body started working like a deaf man. Thus, one by one all the organs stopped working, but the person was still living and working. Finally, when the breath departed, the body became dead and inactive. Then all the organs accepted...
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