I’ve noticed an odd sample in my life. Ever since I used to be an adolescent and have needed to do one thing “flawed” – one thing that appeared in opposition to my worth system, there was one thing to cease me. Or somebody would all of the sudden present up and admonish me. Or conditions would play themselves out in such a means, that strive as I’ll, I wouldn’t be capable to indulge.
I keep in mind a kind of walks – as an illustration – on the threshold of teenagers, the place everybody my age was experimenting with their first few sips of alcohol or drags of cigarette. I used to be out on a visit with my household and my elder cousins took me together with them for a “non-public chat!” Little did I do know, this was a code phrase to smoke and my cousin, about eight years older than me stated to me, “Strive it! Everybody does… it’s like a kick, you simply must get it out of your system by doing it as soon as.” I so admired this cousin. And but, as I checked out that little white and brown stub, one thing inside stated, “No, this isn’t for me.” Nevertheless, I didn’t have the braveness to say it aloud. Questioning, how you can get out of the state of affairs, I simply despatched out a quiet prayer. Out of nowhere, just a few wild canines began barking and advancing in direction of us – and all of us needed to transfer again residence the place none of them received an opportunity to supply it once more to me.
Like this, so usually, I can keep in mind – being on the point of doing one thing which might have left me feeling responsible or sad and by some means being saved within the knick of time.
I used to surprise, what this invisible boundary round me was… it appeared like sure issues simply couldn’t get previous. Whether or not somebody from outdoors tried it – and even me, from inside. It was virtually like my private “Lakshman Rekha” or protecting boundary and one thing gave the impression to be protecting me protected. I’d slip – however by no means fall arduous sufficient to not be capable to get again on my toes.
It was solely once I went for my first religious retreat with my beloved guru did I perceive what this was. It was, as He so fantastically defined, a “religious fence.” Since meditation had enticed me from a really younger age, as had love, God and religion – some sort of vitality had received amassed round me, which acted as a fence. This allowed all the great to get in, and amplify – however stored the dangerous out.
My guru defined that one of the vital great points of being a seeker, and having a dwelling grasp was the flexibility to consistently discover oneself inside a religious fence. This accumulation of extraordinarily potent constructive vitality protects one from most malicious assaults – on the tangible, and intangible entrance.
Meditation has innumerable advantages – and I want each individual would select it, on the youngest age attainable because it turns into the north star to our lives. Nevertheless, a profit I didn’t even know of – and one which was so highly effective was, this religious fence.
Who doesn’t like the sensation of being protected? With this fence itself, we have now to undergo a journey which is adventurous sufficient – why would we enterprise out with out it? What a sense of deep protecting find it irresistible is to know – wherever you go, no matter you do, there’s something defending you – and this safety could be discovered by way of common sadhana of meditation, and thru give up to a guru?
The religious fence round me has been taking good care of me for years. I really feel protected. Safe. Like a bit one within the womb. It’s a sense I wouldn’t commerce off for something on the earth.