Excerpts from Gurujī’s seminar on Abhinavagupta’s Paramārthasāra:
Spiritual people (Real spiritual people) are serving the Lord. To live in this world, you don’t need to serve the Lord; serving ignorance is enough, yes? to live. So you have to make efforts to start to serve another thing, yes? that is not human… that is superhuman. And when you serve the Lord, this superhuman Reality, it’s not for having a better bank account or more money, no no. It’s for Liberation.
The Lord is not a bank. He is not a health insurance company. Many people complain, yes? for example, “Oh, I am serving the Lord but I have no money, I have no health”. NO. Serving Him has nothing to do with surviving here. You can lose here, yes? a lot of things, in this world. But anyway you are a winner, if you are serving the Lord. Because you are serving another Reality. Not this limited Reality. Other people can be winners here, yes? in this world, serving ignorance. But they are losers… in the Highest world. So what you lose or gain in this world, yes? is nothing; nothing in comparison to what you are losing or gaining in the Lord’s world (in the kingdom of God). So what you do in the Kingdom of God has nothing to do with this. I am making this point very clear in order for you not to get confused in the future.
For example, you lose your job… “Oh, but I am meditating. How is it possible that I lose my job?”. The Lord is not a job agency. What you do for attaining the Lord is for the Lord; it’s not for this world. If you miss the target regarding this point, you will suffer. You will lose your faith. You are meditating so well, but, “Oh, I lost my job”. “Oh now I am poor. Before I was rich”, yes? He is not a bank. He is not a job agency. He is not the guy fixing all the problems; He is not the fixer-all. “Now my son is sick. Oh, the Lord is not curing my son”. No, He is not for that. Because He is Transcendental, regarding this world. So when you do things for Him, it’s different. It’s not for this.
If you lose sight of this teaching, you will suffer. You will lose your faith, for example, “How is it possible that the Lord is not helping me now”. Ego will trick you. You will feel that… a lot of contradictions. “The Lord is not helping me”. Liberation is a different goal. It’s not human. It’s not about this. It’s another thing. Don’t mix Liberation with this. It’s very usual, disciples for example, falling into depression. For example, now I have my sore throat, yes? So I can say, “Oh, look at the Lord, He is not helping me. I have to hold this seminar with my voice in this way”. So I lose my faith because the Lord is not helping me. NO, this is my problem, it’s not the Lord’s problem. So you have to separate, yes? don’t mix the Lord’s things with world things. Completely different. So you can be a loser in this world but a winner in the Kingdom of God.
Excerpts retrieved from 2:50 to 10:00 of Paramaarthasaara FULL – Seminar 6 – 1: