The ability to realize one’s own mistake happens in the heart

Dear Friends,

Om shanti.  When we especially want to express deep feelings, we refer to the heart. For instance, we say, “in my heart, I feel that I want to make true, spiritual effort,” or we say, “I want to remember God with my heart” or “I don’t want to keep anything else in my heart”. When the heart expresses itself in this way, then the mind and intellect listen to what is in the heart. They accept and obey. Otherwise the mind and intellect don’t tend to listen to the heart. They go off in their own direction and do their own thing.  Sometimes they get confused; sometimes they are disobedient.

The ability to realize one’s own mistake happens in the heart. When there is a deep feeling in my heart about something, that is, when I realize something deep within, only then will my intellect work well. Realization happens in the heart. This is different from what happens in the conscience. The intellect has a subtle connection with the conscience, which helps us to discern right from wrong. But realization and deep understanding happen in the heart.

Think about these things and understand how to keep God in your heart.

With love,

BK Janki

#12 2011-06-24 15:57 - Moderator

Hemma:  This is a wonderful question.  Let us begin with how we would describe these three three faculties. 

1.  Conscious mind is that aspect of the soul in which one constantly thinks The conscious mind thinks constantly and to varying degrees we are aware of our thoughts. 

2. Sub-conscious mind is the faculty within the soul where the imprints or thought patterns that have been recorded from past actions and situations are stored. We are not always aware of the patterns that reside here, however, it is the memory and feelings that reside in the sub-consciousness that drive our current thinking.  

3. The divine intellect is the faculty within the soul where we can discern what is going on in the mind. The intellect is the faculty of conscience. In using this faculty we can discern; right/wrong, good/bad, positive/negative. We can also decide if we want to accept the thought patterns that arise in the mind or if we want to create new thoughts that will change our patterns of thought. Most importantly, it is with the divine intellect that we are able to forge a connection with the Supreme Soul. When we experience this connection we rid ourselves of negative thoughts and  become full of the spiritual powers of purity, love, peace, truth and happiness. 

With spiritual knowledge we come to understand that the soul which includes the mind, imprints and intellect is the heart of our being. Yes, we have a physical organ which is called the heart but this is the pump which facilitates the movement of energy and oxygen throughout the body. The soul is eternal and that part of us which is eternal. It is where we create our awareness, feelings, vision, words and actions. 

It is through spiritual knowledge that we become aligned with out inner truth and through the study and practice of Raja Yoga that we begin to know ourselves and to become masters of our own minds.

#11 2011-06-05 00:40 - dipika

I've changed many of my habits (sanskars). my life is so beautiful since I heard Dadi, i've learnt simplicity and look forward to learning more.

#10 2011-05-26 12:35 - Moderator

Mamta: We understand it can sometimes be difficult to make choices in our lives.  But ultimately we are creators of our own destiny and the masters of our own lives.  Perhpas we could suggest that you write a list of the pro's and con's of the situation.  Then put away the list and sit quitely and reflect and feel from your heart which is the right thing to do.  Further if you do this in the awareness of being a soul a child of God, then your choices will bring benefit, to you and thoes around you.


#9 2011-05-25 06:29 - mamta
om shanti dadi.thank you to send a such type of greate message.dadi main apne decision kaise lu. i mean i dont know where i should go.what should i choose.its right ki jo hum krenge vo hmm payenge.but i want direction in my life.i want guidenss in my life.
#8 2011-05-24 13:17 - Moderator

Kavitaverma: To change our deep rooted sanskars we need determination, attention and patience.  Deep rooted sanskars have become natural to the soul and so automatically come into play when responding or reacting to situations, relationships or even our own thoughts.  We have to become a detached observer of ourselves so we can really 'see' what the root of the sanskara is and make the concious choice to change - to choose the ascending path, rather than slide down the decending path of habit. To cultivate pure awareness and to receive power - meditation and connection to the Supreme Source of all powers and qualities; God the Purifier - is a direct way to change sanskaras.  With this focused attention and direct relationship the soul becomes pure.

#7 2011-05-21 08:48 - indu
Realizing force of life is the key. If you try to realize deep within may become less confident in life :)
#6 2011-05-20 18:43 - Patrick Murphy
What if one realizes that ultimately, there are no mistakes; only experience.
#5 2011-05-20 13:55 - raj

Thank you Dadi for sharing and teaching Shiv baba's words. Every day i read your messages, it gives me spritiual strength.

#4 2011-05-19 15:54 - hemma
how does one differentiate between what our intellect says, our consciousness says, our sub conscious says,our emotions says and what our inner divine as what you refer to as what is in our heart says?
#3 2011-05-17 22:08 - Veronica
Such a wonderful and useful message, Ms.Janki, sincerest gratitude. Thank you for the warm loving energy you send in all of your messages.
#2 2011-05-17 20:35 - Kavitaverma
I want to change my own sanskar.which are deep Guide can i?
#1 2011-05-15 20:34 - Piyush:)
One can realize one's own mistake only when he is in self conciousness and self realisation. If anyone is not in self conciousness and remain lost in worldly matter, then how one can realise about his mistake.

So, for making the difference in wrong or right, one have to first realise himself. Then only one can take right decision every time.
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