Desire to change has to be removed from us. What we have to do for that? We have to develop the attitude, “This life is not mine. Whatever I have is not mine”.
How to find the atman? We need not find it. It is there inside you. When you sleep you are inside the dream as well as outside it. Who is the person inside the dream? Who is seeing it? In our dream state, the soul is seeing it. During our waking state, we are seeing things around us. The one that sees during the sleep is Atma.
Feeding the Atman
We have to feed the atman, which we don’t do. That’s why agnihotram is performed.
Whatever you buy for yourself, say “Suryaya Swaha”.
Before eating anything, say “Suryaya Idham Na mama” (this is not mine).
The one god who everybody can see is Sun.
Agnaye Swaha Agnaye Idham Na mama (Agni is the life force within us).
Praja Pathaye Swaha Praja Pathaye Idham Na mama.
Praja pathi is universal energy – which is nothing but Reiki. What is its Rupam (figure)? It’s Narayana, who has pervaded the entire universe.
Offering to Universe
Therefore, say to yourself, “I offer this — (anything you buy or eat, anything you do) to universal energy, because this is not mine”.
Think, “Today is not mine.”
Whenever you are about to perform an action, think “I am not the doer”. Say these three Mantras before any action.
Whenever money is deposited in the bank in your name, chant the mantras.
When you are happy, say it to yourself, this is not mine.
Whatever I had purchased is not mine.
We have to cultivate this surrendering attitude.
Being an Unfit is a Blessing
When you are unfit in this world, you are fit in the other world. God is not going to ask you what degree you have done. It will not be asked.
Think, “This life is not mine as somebody created it”.
Whatever you earn, you are not going to take it, so Swaha. Whatever name or money you earn, give it up now (inside the mind). So it will be easy in the end (when you die).
When somebody says thanks, say it is not mine saying “Suryaya Swaha Suryaya Idham Namama”.