As children, while growing up we've always had aspirations to be like the famous footballer or that tv chef, and the list goes on. However in this episode, Swamini Supriyananda inspires us to think otherwise, and to aspire to to be like space. Space, may seem rather unusual, but her series begins with her humorously elaborating on how accommodating space is, and how we can adopt this simple practice to lessen our agitations.
As we approach the last talk of the series, the Legend; Swamini Supriyananda finishes on the note of the most important aspect of our being, the heart. We identify ourselves in our day-to-day lives with our career, our viewpoints, our personalities. But underneath it all, is our spiritual heart, in other words, our soul. This soul cannot be described, but due to limitation of language, the word 'infinite' is used. Through her words, she gives us a glimpse into that amazing wonder of the land of infinitude, as the last verse of the Hanuman Chalisa wishes for our hearts to be ever-filled with that divinity.
A shift in mindset can transform our role away from being a victim in a situation towards being a victor. Who's a victor? That person, who does not let any situation bring them down and only take them further. We often feel that we are helplessly caught in the convolution and complications of life, but Swamini Supriyananda gives us 3 steps on how we can actively step away from that mentality of life just 'happening' to us.
Within each one of us, we have this abundance of joy, talent, virtues, power; but we forget it is abundant. We feel compelled to protect ourselves, as there may be some shortage. Meditation is a great tool to draw our attention within, and reconnect with the abundance, relish it and then share - as we will always have enough. Swamini Supriyananda elaborates on the technique of meditation the Hanuman Chalisa suggests.
Reincarnation is something many people don't understand, as they don't believe in a life other than this. However, regardless of whether another life exists, the past, present and future are happening simultaneously in our life at the same time. Swamini Supriyananda further elaborates into sharing understandings of other phycisists who have tried to analyse time, and through her reflection has come to explain how the perception of our future and the way we deal with our past lies completely in the state of our mind.
We all try to run away from pain, it may be those heartaches, that horrible boss or recovering from a serious illness. The only antidote to pain, is to allow our minds to get filled with an abundance of love. We all have probably experienced love as a powerful tool, giving us strength when we need it most. Swamini Supriyananda clarifies this notion of how our love will release us from any kind of suffering.
A lot of our sorrows or disappointments come from the misalignment of our action word and deed. But what does that mean? Swamini Supriyananda through the use of relatable examples expresses how we might have come across this sentiment before and shows us a how chanting the Hanuman Chalisa will help us get realigned.