(Autobiography of Poojya Gurudev Pt. Sriram Sharma Acharya - Continued)
Man has his own limitations like a child. He potentially gets infinite strength from his Creator, the Omnipotent God. This, however, is conditional. Children do not know proper utility of objects and cannot take care of them. So they are given cheap toys, petty balloons, rattles, whistles, lemon juice balls, toffees etc. When a child grows up, understands his responsibilities he gets everything in inheritance without demanding anything. For this he is not required to beg, beseech pathetically or offer prayers. God and divinized human beings are keen to give a thousand times more than what we ask for, provided we have demonstrated our competence to utilize the divine gifts for noble and altruistic purposes and not for gratification of our perversely petty, egoistic desires and hungers.
It does not serve any purpose to give false assurances for the future. Proof has to be furnished how, whatever has been given so far, has been utilized. This is the basis of preparing the performance graph, which is examined before promotion is granted. I had to give convincing proof of my competence and sincerity during past several births. When everything was found to be in order, gifts and grace were showered on me.
Whatever Sugreev, Vibhishan, Sudama, Arjun got and whatever they did was not the result of their own ego-centred efforts. The supreme power of God was working from behind the curtain. Canals get water from rivers. Distributaries, which supply water to the fields, get it from the canals. If there is any disorder or mishap anywhere there is bound to be a breakdown in the entire chain. Man can establish intimate relationship with God on some definite basis. There is no scope in it for anything like flattery. God does not play favourite with anyone. He is bound by the laws underlying the smooth working of His cosmos. He is impartial.
My personal human competence is almost insignificant. Whatever has been accomplished should purely be considered the result of Divine Grace, most of which is being showered not directly but through the medium of my Gurudev, although it hardly makes any difference.