These quotes have been taken from Satsangs (discourses) given by our teacher Professor Ojaswi Sharma. He himself was never interested in writing anything but his students felt the need to preserve his wisdom. They taped his talks, transcribed them and sorted out into several Topics. Because the full discourses were very long, shorter passages were chosen on each Topic and presented here.
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Always remember this: nobody imposes stress on you - nobody. The stress in you is due to your ignorance. And when we think stress is due to somebody else, this too is ignorance.
You yourself are one hundred percent responsible for all your sorrows, all your problems, no one else. You yourself are responsible. Nobody can create any problem for you, except you yourself. You are an expert in creating problems for yourself. This is an age of specialisation. In hospitals, for instance, you have ear, nose and throat specialists or skin specialists. Most people in the world acquire special skills in some area. One of these areas is specialisation in creating problems for oneself. Many people are experts in it. If we give up this specialisation there will be no problems.
So these are all pretexts of the mind, when the mind starts saying: "I am under stress on account of such and such a person. My daughter is the cause - my husband is the cause - my brother - my sister... If he or she were a little different I would be happy." They are not going to be different, but you can be different. And if you really become different from what you are at this time, there is nobody in the whole world who can create any stress for you.
All stress will be gone when we are awakened inside to the reality that we are not the body. We are a part of that unborn, eternal, infinite truth which is referred to by different names - God, Divine Power, or whatever anybody wants to call it. We are a part of that.
Stress remains as long as we have not realised - experienced - our true nature, which is nothing but pure consciousness. Nobody can avoid it. If you try to change one situation because you think that another situation will be better, you will have stress in the new situation after some time. In the beginning you will feel that it is finished and that you are free from stress, but something else will crop up. It is waiting for you. Many times you will find the new situation waiting for you in such a manner that after some time you will say: "Oh, my goodness. I made a mistake by changing the first situation. This new one is very, very difficult." This goes on in life like this. The permanent solution is following the spiritual path, and developing faith.