The power of wisdom

It is easy to uncover the Natural Self within; It is easy to unlock the Natural Leader within you; It is possible to unravel the Natural Achiever within you; The Natural Communicator within you is waiting to be untied; And, the Natural Innovator within you can be unleashed in no time. These may sound as tall claims, but they are indeed possible — naturally and easily.

People spend years trying to be better communicators or better leaders or bigger achievers, not knowing that the route is simple and lies within them. To be what one wants to be, all one has to do is understand how to access the source of wisdom within and then let life unfold naturally. This wisdom is called Tejgyan.
This perennial wisdom is accessible to everyone when they access the source of peace within. This wisdom arises from the point of stillness which is both within you and within that in which we all exist — the source or the centre of your being. When you access that state, the wisdom that follows is beyond knowledge and ignorance. People assume that Jesus and Buddha were very peaceful and hence they too can be peaceful by praying to them. But it was the attainment of “wisdom” that made Buddha so peaceful. Jesus attained a particular wisdom and then acts of kindness automatically followed. Not the other way around. This “particular wisdom” is what one ought to attain.
Let us understand the power of the wisdom accessible to you with the help of a short story: Some people lived in a jungle. Their eyes were always covered with a strip of cloth. They made huts, plucked fruits, did cleaning, reared animals, and carried out other such activities. However, they performed all these activities blindfolded. Hence, while working they kept stumbling, falling and dashing against things. Life was very difficult for them, yet this is the way they always lived.
Once, one of them happened to go to a place where his blindfold was removed. He began to see. He was amazed. This person then returned to his people and told them that they should go to this place where blindfolds are removed. That they should all get the strips removed from their eyes and that it would be extremely beneficial. But then one of them replied, “I don’t feel that there is really any necessity to do this. Also, I don’t have time for it”. What would you say to this man? You would say, “You are a fool! If you remove the blindfold, all your work would be completed much faster and in a better way”. Just like when the blindfold is removed, the wisdom of spirituality, when accessed, allows you to see. It helps you to know your essence and recognise what you actually are. The Sanskrit word for spirituality is adhyatma, which means the eternal reality that existed even before the creation of this world — the time when there was no separation between the Creator and the Creation, when there was only One.
So the question is, how does one begin accessing this wisdom. The best way is to receive wisdom from an enlightened master. But, till you can find one, the first step can be to mediate and access silence. From that silence, wisdom will arise. Here is a small practice to begin accessing this wisdom, it is called Good Morning Peace: Close your eyes and say “Good Morning Peace” to yourself. Be peaceful and your thoughts will disappear. If some other thoughts appear, greet them with the mantra of “Good Morning Peace” and they will disappear, leading you into a thoughtless state. The more you are in a thoughtless state, the more you will allow wisdom to manifest in your life.

Sirshree is the founder of Tej Gyan Foundation and an author

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