No need of great Mantra, Teertha, no need of doing great Tapas, Japa. No need of doing Teerthayatras, pilgrimages. This one thought, “Who am I? Who am I? Who am I?” if you ask and answer comes from inside, see, “So-ham, So-ham.” That is the truth that we have to contemplate on, not merely celebrating festivals – one night or one day – does not really make any difference. But most important is that at every moment, this truth is being told to us. This truth has to be contemplated upon. What helps us redeem ourselves by constant contemplation is Mantra.” This Mantra is there “Shivoham.” In future, a large Shivoham temple is going to come. Every evening as the sun sets, in the Sandhya kala, Satvik kala, all students should gather and remind themselves every evening, “Who am I? Who am I? I am none other Shiva Himself. I am none other than Divinity Himself.” The one who contemplates on it, he crosses over.
Even little of this Divinity if you realise, even a little bit of this truth if you gain, it will help you cross over greatest of the fears. Not ordinary fears, greatest of the fears – the fear of death, the fear of future, the fear of uncertainty, fear of sorrow, fear of …- all fears it will destroy. That is the power of realising your truth. In all senses, in all ways, in every action, in every thought, in every word, I only am, I only am. Na muktir na bandha neither I have any bondage, nor I can be liberated. See, the thought of truth. I don’t have a bondage nor there is a possibility of liberating because I am always free. Nobody can liberate Me, nobody can bind Me. That is what I am. Who I am? Chit ananda rupaha. Completely aware of this truth, completely blissful by being aware of this truth. Shivoham. I am the ultimate principle of Divinity. This is the thing.
There is nothing else other than you which exists. The one who sees this oneness, he knows no sorrow, he knows no fear, he knows no bondage, redeems himself. It is such a blissful feeling, even if you have tasted it even little, you will know what it is. How do you taste it? Yad bhavam tad bhavati. The more you think about it, the more it becomes a part of you. The more you remind yourself that you are none other than Divinity, the more you feel like this. Your thought will change your words, your words will change your action, your action will change your destiny. This is Shivaratri message. Keep it strong in your heart. And contemplate on this all the time, all the time, all the time.