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moment a true spiritual aspirant closes his eyes, he finds nothing but
the Divine Presence – inside, outside. No one exists for him other than
SPIRITUAL EXERCISE IN YOUR WORK-PLACE
From time to time, at the Ashram construction site, close your eyes for a second and adore the Divine in all the workers. Know all the workers to be Saints and Geniuses. Know all the workers to be the Bearers of the all-seeing, all-judging, all-knowing Divinity. Adore the place where such people work. Serve such people. Beg for the company of such people, and thus enrich your spirituality and weaken the darkness of human nature.
Again and again generate the best feelings and thoughts in relation to others. Don’t desire to be served, but be ready to serve others. Don’t desire to be praised, but always praise others. Don’t criticize others, only criticize your own thoughts and feelings and transform them quickly. This is the way to rapid spiritual unfoldment.
PRAYER FOR WORKING IN THE RIGHT SPIRIT
use our Mantra repetition or recitation to bring out from ourselves,
and express from ourselves, the various qualities of the Infinite and
Eternal in us, the Timeless and the Spaceless.
Things pertaining to the body and the mind are passing things, changing, problem creating.
What is an insult? Does it concern the body? Never. Look at a sleeping person, go to him and insult him as long as you like, no reaction. Because it is a body, body remains untouched by insults. And who feels these insults? Only the mind. As soon as the person is conscious, comes to the waking state, and has egoistic consciousness, he feels offended by the insult. He feels inspired by great praise. Who is it that feels this inspiration or this insult, this offence? Only the mind. Mind is the problem-creating person in us. We should control the mind through constant reflection about this wonderful, timeless, spaceless Freedom, Light – Surya, Beauty – Sundara, Shanti – Peace, Ananda – Joy. These are there in us, no one can take away these qualities, our true wealth. Nobody can touch these treasures in us, no one can deplete or increase them, because they are infinite, inexhaustible qualities of our Soul.
We should constantly in all circumstances express joy, cheerfulness, a creative consciousness, – change the environment, fashion the environment in harmony with our true nature which is the Heavenly Kingdom of God.
every person there are two things, the experiencer and the experienced.
Body is an experienced thing. Thoughts are experienced things. An
object of observation is not the observer himself. Body is not the
observer himself. Thoughts are not the observer. There is something in
us which observes our thoughts, – the intelligence. There is someone or
something behind this intelligence, which observes the activity of the
intelligence. Who is that? The supreme Observer of the observing
intelligence in us.
What is OM? OM is the real name of God. OM is God Himself.
we worship Shiva, we worship at the same time our own Self, because
Shiva is our own Self. The state of our own Self is Sadashiva – eternal
Bliss. From this state one works, without any hate, envy, jealousy,
without complaints, accusations, without any kind of human moodiness –
always in Bliss. To enjoy this state one needs to have purity. One
should purify one’s whole nature, one’s heart, give up all human moods
and tricks, judgements, wrong habits, wrong prejudices, increase the
purity! Then one sees, experiences, perceives this Sadashiva status of
the inner life, the inner Soul, our true Countenance.
things are always invisible. Can you see love, or intelligence in
another person? No. These are qualities of the Spirit. They are
invisible. Only when one brings them into expression do these
latent things become patent, manifest, perceptible for others and for
oneself, for the sense organs.
True life is spiritual life. One should view the spiritual life as the goal of all our outer and inner activities, and pursue it. An Ashram means a place where everyone tries to do their best to move forward on this spiritual path, divine path. A spiritual person possesses a tremendous, wonderful power of discrimination, an intelligence which solves all problems, an all-loving heart, and all-blessing and constructive hands.
Growth on the spiritual path means growth in the inner light of intelligence. One has more perceptive capacity, more patience, one obtains a greater capacity of seeing, one sees with closed eyes. One dissolves the problems of life, one finds answers for every question. Intelligence, light are the soul of the human individual, and the source of every capacity, source of all joy, all peace, all perfection.
In the real God-loving person there is no hate, no enmity. And the result? One always enjoys this eternal Life, this eternal Bliss, timeless spaceless Peace and Joy. One is always peaceful. Who is restless? The hating person. No proper sleep, stomach ulcer, problems everywhere, always criticising, always complaints.
It is not good to repeat the Mantras on one hand and on the other hand to behave in a human, arrogant way.
If we constantly
repeat the Mantras and understand the content of these Mantras, and
make the content of these Mantras the content of our daily life, our
daily behaviour, our daily thoughts and feelings, our daily conscious
experience in life – there is no hate, nothing. Whether it is a women
or a man, or a child or an old person, one experiences in all the same
What happens when we constantly think of God? What is God? Life of our life. Why do you run away from the Life of your life? Why do you run away from the Intelligence of your intelligence, Soul of your soul, Consciousness of your consciousness, Heart of your heart? Why should we run away from this, from that which belongs to us, that which is the deepest Reality in us?
This Reality, this God is our true possession. One has to leave all else behind some time. Life is so short, it does not matter what we collect in life, we leave everything here, our body too. We take nothing with us, no clothing, no cloth, no T-shirt. We can not take anything with us.
The Divine is our property. That stays with us. That is an eternal and infinite Wealth, our real Treasure. God is our possession, our own Being, our own Life, infinite, immortal, all-perfect, boundless, and therefore eternal. —That which is infinite is also eternal. That which is infinite and eternal is absolute, the Absolute. This experience of the Absolute we have to obtain consciously during our stay in this mortal body.
which is timeless and spaceless is boundless, eternal, all perfect,
without any defects. Only that which is in the limits of space and time
has defects, every kind of defect, and therefore creates problems,
causes suffering. The God-loving person grounds, founds, bases his
relations with others and with the world on the rock of the Reality,
the Truth, the Unchanging, the Soul of the soul. When the heart becomes
more and more pure, automatically one experiences It, no one has to
teach us. With the pure heart, one just realises, one sees what no one
had seen, no one can see, unless that other person is also in the same
state of consciousness.
The Soul of the soul in one person and that in another person are not different. It is one and the same. God is one and the same in all. And this God is timeless and spaceless, timeless, spaceless Stillness, Peace, Joy, Perfection, Life, eternal Life, infinite Life, perfect Life, absolute Life, divine Life.
The spiritual path begins with ethical and moral development, growth. A Yogi is always self-disciplined, all senses are under his control, he is no slave of his mind. People in the world are slaves of their minds, their anger, their jealousy, their this and that, but a spiritual aspirant is beyond these, constantly controls himself, purifies the subconscious. He does this by his prayers, by his meditations, his knowledge, his wisdom, the fire of spiritual knowledge, – this burns up everything. This fire burns the impurities in the heart, and he is pure. And when he searches with this purity for the Truth, then he walks the safe path, the perfect path, the supremely positive path. He never becomes pessimistic.
A higher power, a light of the higher Self in him, a light of the divine Grace, a light of the higher Consciousness in him, brightens his intelligence and reason, and the reason becomes better, the intelligence becomes better. It is a wonderful path, this spiritual path. It reaches beyond the reason, when the reason has been perfected by devotion and divine Grace.
God is something that is in ourself. And the great Grace of the Divine shows us, that we ourselves are this God. That which is in us, behind our follies or the dualities of our mind or the contrary feelings of our heart, is this wonderful Consciousness of God. It remains untouched by our nature, our fate, our thoughts, our feelings and so on. No one can catch it, no one can touch it. It is in us; we experience it in deep-sleep state, we can experience it in meditation. We can experience it through deep reflection about this wonderful foundation of our life, the foundation of our existence. Something is there. And this something, this timeless Being, is infinite Beauty.
God is nothing other than your own Self. He is inseparable from you, He dwells in you, as the absolute Purity.
For the God-loving person everything is possible, everything is attainable, everything is feasible. Why? Because he lives in the consciousness of “Sarvaartha Saadhike”, the all-enabling, highest, greatest Force, Reality, Power, Wisdom, Perfection, the Divine Mother. He lives in this consciousness. It is a consciousness much, much higher than a positive attitude, positive thinking, and so on. It is the best state of consciousness. One connects oneself to that which is the Source of inexhaustible Forces, inexhaustible Wisdom, Goodness, creative Consciousness, Perfection. When one connects oneself to this inexhaustible Consciousness, the Source of every kind of inexhaustible Energy, Power, Intelligence, Wisdom, one finds everything is feasible. Life becomes a wonderful paradise in itself.
Meditation is a grand gateway through which we enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. By meditation we will be living and moving in God-Consciousness even while we are moving and living in this material world. By meditation we acquire an energy that is almost inexhaustible. We gain a happiness that is independent of the outer world. We obtain a peace which cannot be shattered by any distressing experience that may try to attack us during the day. We have a new vision and begin to look upon all the wonderful children of God as the glorious expressions of Divinity. Our moods, our feelings, our reactions will be almost superhuman. We will be acting and living on earth not like other human individuals but from the standpoint of the Godhead in us. We will be looking upon life with the Eyes of God, we will be reacting to the people and circumstances in life with the Heart of God. We will dismiss death, disease and suffering as though they were insubstantial, non-existent things.
What is the goal of life? To attain our true status, our true position in life. What is our true status in life? Absolute Perfection of God, the Kingdom of God. That we should attain. The one who attains this state is a real emperor. There is nothing wanting in him, no limitation, no fear, – no “future”. He does not work for the future. Future does not exist for him. He has no idea about the past, past does not exist for him. He lives in the immediate NOW, always, for all times. And this immediate NOW is a timeless spaceless Consciousness of God, Light of God, Joy of God, Peace of God.
When you attain God-Experience, all that you see, all that you experience, is the Infinite. The Infinite perceives the Infinite. If something is taken away from the Infinite, yet still Infinity remains perfect everywhere, within, without, above, below. One cannot remove anything, one cannot add anything to It, because It is absolute Perfection.
What is spiritual life, divine life, Yoga? Divine life means to constantly bring the mind back from the world and place it in That which is timeless and spaceless – timeless, spaceless Light, Consciousness, Intelligence, God. The worldly person is a slave of his thoughts, and thoughts rule his life. The God-loving person is Master of his thoughts. Whenever the mind begins to wander here and there, he leads it back to the timeless, spaceless Intelligence, the Light of God, the timeless, spaceless Peace, Joy of God, again and again. He observes his thoughts, is something other than his thoughts; he brings his thoughts back and dissolves them in the timeless, spaceless Stillness, the Peace, the Joy of God, constantly.
He sees the
world, not through the thoughts, but through this timeless, spaceless
Consciousness, and experiences the world as nothing other than an
expression of the timeless, spaceless Consciousness, an unfolding in
this timeless, spaceless Being, as something which is fleeting,
something which is not the object of desire, which is external, not
The real God-lover lives in the eye of God. He is always conscious of the all-seeing Eye of God. He lives in the Omniscience, Omnipresence, Omnipotence of God. He has blood relations with God. God’s blood circulates in his body. His life revolves around God. And what is God? Boundless Peace, boundless Strength, absolute Joy, timeless spaceless Stillness and Goodness, Majesty, Perfection. From there the real God-lover lives.
One should please God, this invisible, all-seeing, all-knowing Companion in our life. And that is possible only through hard work, through industry, good heart, a selfless heart, loving heart, sacrificing heart, patient heart, a heart which has an immense power of perseverance, understanding, power of discrimination, a strong will, a will, which overcomes all obstacles.
is this wonderful, timeless, spaceless Peace, Joy, Light, Intelligence,
Consciousness in us. And yet God can take any conceivable form, and
through this form He can speak, work, and then disappear.
A worldly person
has a father, a mother, a friend, an enemy, objects to experience,
objects to avoid, objects to hate, objects to love, objects to fight
for, objects to die for.
person knows no objects. Although he lives among endless objects like
everyone does, he is yet beyond all objects which are experienced, like
a person in deep-sleep state.
means want. Something is always missing in the outer world, in the
world of the body, in the social world, in the economic world, in the
time-space universe. Is anything missing in yourself? Never. You should
use your wisdom to build up a paradise around you, for your fellow
human beings, for the world, for the animals, for the nature. And that
you do best if you know yourself. If you are calm.
If you are
constantly a beggar and constantly hunting pleasures and constantly
meeting with frustrations and depressions and so on, how can you build
something heavenly, here on the earth? For all creative activities,
constructive activities, one needs first of all to have knowledge of
that which is the Source of true Peace, true Joy, true Heaven, the
Observer, this uninvolved Person in you.
The God-lover constantly brings his mind back to the central being in himself: a timeless, spaceless, all-perfect Light of Consciousness, Existence. Such a person commits no sins. Such a person has no restlessness in the mind, in the heart, no wrong interests, no wrong desires, and so on.
manifests the whole Divinity. Mantra bears in itself a
timeless-spaceless Consciousness, Intelligence. This the God-lover
experiences. In every living being he experiences himself as the
timeless-spaceless Stillness, the Peace and the Joy. There is no longer
an object to experience. It is an objectless experience, like in
deep-sleep state. We are what we experience, in this state: this
timeless, spaceless Stillness. This is our nose, this is our eyes, our
ears, our face. This is what we look like. This is our true formless
form. The highest bliss is to experience this timeless-spaceless Peace,
this Joy, this Perfection of God. That is the aim of life.
our mind disappears in this pure Consciousness of God, we are beyond
time and space, always, even though we live in a body which is in time
and space, among society and so on. In each and all we always
experience this timeless spaceless Peace and Joy.
What does a
person in deep-sleep state experience in relation to other people? The
same fact of the deep-sleep state, that other people are also
embodiments of the timeless spaceless Peace and Joy. This experience is
part of the Wisdom of God: that in every person, woman or man, child or
old person, large or small person, sinner or holy person, in all
persons one experiences this same timeless spaceless Peace and Joy, the
Presence of God. And therefore, there are no dislikes, no preferences,
no tricks, no moods, no desires, no urges. Does a person in deep-sleep
state have desires? Never, because he enjoys something that is timeless
in joy, timeless and spaceless. This is how the person with the Wisdom
of God lives, he experiences the same – he experiences the Infinite in
himself and the Infinite in each and all.
is a sin to view human beings as human beings. Our view should not be
so low. When God looks on the world, God looks with his own eyes, and
finds everything perfect, because he views infinite Light, instead of
the imperfect body, instead of the imperfections in the nature. A
Mystic, a Sage, a Yogi, does the same.
constantly elevate one’s spirit and view things from the standpoint of
the Divine, Eternal, Infinite – not from the standpoint of the passing,
mortal, miserable, all-ruining body or mind. From the standpoint of the
Eternal and Infinite, one should look upon each other.
The God-loving person, rooted in God-consciousness, is called Master. Why? Because he is master of all circumstances and conditions. Nothing can topple him, no catastrophe, no fate, no circumstances, no rain and no snow, nothing, no sun which burns everything, nothing can bring him down. He is above all circumstances and conditions. He has mastery over the entire universe, time and space. His God-Consciousness elevates him above everything. Nothing is more blessed than the God-loving person. He is called Master, called Swami, called Lord, Master of the circumstances, conditions and so on.
There is no
challenge for him. He overcomes every challenge through Wisdom, the
right attitude, and with the strength of the soul, the strength of the
God-Consciousness. He is always Master over all circumstances and
conditions and events.
is the name for the Infinite Consciousness, and the Centre of this
Infinite Consciousness in the Soul of our soul. And this Infinite
Consciousness is the source of every conceivable miracle, paradise,
heaven, every conceivable quality in its Eternity and Infinity. Joy is
eternal and infinite. Peace is infinite and eternal. All these
qualities are in the Soul of our soul. We should draw them out from
within. Do not search for joy outside in the world, but take it out
from inside, as we do in deep-sleep state. In deep-sleep state we get
our timeless, spaceless silence, peace, joy, from inside.
knowledge is greater than the Knowledge concerning this immortal,
eternal Principle in you, this observing, uninvolved Person in you.
That is the true Knowledge. Such a Knowledge should be imparted. An
Ashram means a place where such a knowledge is imparted. It is no
theory, here we have to live that, which we preach. Our outer life is
in harmony with our inner Wisdom, in harmony with that which we call
the Observer in us.
granted by the Divine Mother liberates us from every imaginable form of
fright and fear. If you want a life without anxiety and without fear,
you should turn to the Divine Mother and receive the Grace from Her.
She frees us from every conceivable fear, by the Illumination. She
grants us the knowledge, the understanding, concerning our immortal
nature, – which is more subtle than space.
are a human being when you live in your mind, thoughts, feelings, plans
and so forth; and you are a superhuman when you find your oneness with
God in you. Your true Heart, true Life is God, the Life of your life,
Intelligence of your intelligence. What we call the Kingdom of God is
nothing but this God, who is constantly, eternally awake, all-seeing,
all-knowing. Every conceivable glory is in Him. Every conceivable
strength, power, knowledge, everything is in Him. We bear Him without
knowing it. Always we carry Him in ourself. He was in us in lives that
have gone. Since the beginningless Beginning He is there. He abides and
remains there, for all times.
When our thoughts, feelings, heart remain anchored in Him, we are enlightened, immortal, blessed, all-perfect and enjoy true Peace and Joy.
speak with a person without seeing the true Reality in him. The best
relationship with a person is possible only if you have discovered God
in him, the timeless, spaceless Reality. Then your relations with him
are the best of relations, eternal relations, fantastic relations,
problem-free relations, without disharmony, without disagreement,
without contracts, without obligations, without any violation of the
obligations or contracts.
discover this timeless, spaceless Peace and Joy in each and all, and
then cultivate relations with this in each and all. Not before. From
this basis, build your social, intellectual, cultural relations with
others. You will be a benevolent person in all circumstances and
conditions. In this state, God lives in you, fully awakened. The aim of
all activities of life is to attain this stage of experience, this
vision, to possess this illuminated intelligence.
Such a person is
beyond sins, beyond suffering, beyond weeping, tears, worries, death.
His life is fulfilled. The aim of all practices, disciplines, Yogas,
Pujas, Havanas, selfless service, is this. All these lead to purity of
heart, and the pure heart dwells in boundless Wisdom, Freedom, Joy,
The Divine Mother
She Takes Away All Fear
no Devi” – The Divine Mother frees us from every conceivable fear.
Every living being has anxiousness and fear – fear of sicknesses, fear
of death, fear of others, fear of threatening forces of nature, and so
on, fear of everything. The Divine Mother Durga frees the God-loving
person from every conceivable anxiety and fear – “Bhayebhyas trahi no
Devi”. She frees us from every conceivable fear.
Fear is always in relation to a foreign thing, something unknown, something which poses a threat, something inescapable, something bigger than us. But when we experience, by the Grace of the Divine Mother, the true Self in us, God in us, the Truth in us, we experience at the same time the Truth in each and all, we become one with this Truth in each and all.
you have the greatest difficulties in life, and you think of God, and
suddenly there comes salvation, release, then from that you can
recognise ”Ah, here is the working of the loving Heart of God”. When
impossible things are constantly becoming possible, in your life, from
that you can recognise that the Grace of God, the soft Heart of God is
working in your life. In this way one recognises it.
If you doubt in God and others tell you how God works wonders in their lives, you may think it is nonsense, a fantasy, a story of some credulous woman. You may think: “Is it really true, that God has a soft Heart?” But if one uses one’s reason and investigates and becomes a scientist in this field, reflects, researches, one finds proof that God has an all-loving soft Heart. If you prepare yourself by good actions, good thoughts, good feelings, if you constantly cultivate the company of faithful persons, good people, loving persons, sacrificing persons, your intelligence becomes very mature and sensitive to higher facts, higher truths, higher realities. You experience fully consciously the Presence of God, the protecting Heart of God, the loving Heart of God. If you read the books of the God-experienced persons, you find those facts written there.
every person there is light. And this light sees in the darkness also.
It is a light of intelligence, memory, consciousness. Consciousness is
a faculty of perception. In every faculty of perception there is light.
Without light you can not perceive anything, see anything, experience
anything. Everything happens in light.
A small boy, with the Mantra “Om Namo Narayanaya”, has obtained God-experience. Prahlada, Dhruva, all were little boys. These boys had God-experience with such prayers as “Om Namo Narayanaya”, “Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya”. If you want to have God-experience you have to hear the Mantra, repeat the Mantra and understand the meaning of the Mantra, the nature of the Mantra. Mantra is a prayer formula.
With God’s name, Narayana, one can have God-experience. When you say “Narayana”, He suddenly hears you, because He dwells in the Soul of your soul in your heart. Without your knowing it, God dwells in you, all the 24 hours. In every living being God dwells as Narayana.
What is Narayana? The indwelling God is Narayana. Where does God reside? In every living being, in everyone and everything, as Energy of energy, as Intelligence of intelligence, as Soul of soul, Life of life, He dwells in each and all. As soon as you say “Narayana”, He hears it.
Mantras are powerful means for God-experience.
Divine is our true possession, our true wealth. Everything else is only
an illusion, a dream, a passing, fleeting affair, it disappears without
leaving a trace. But this spiritual wealth, this experience of our own
identity, the inner Being, the inner Self, this opens the door to every
kind of infinite, inexhaustible wealth.
what is that in you which is immortal? What is that in you which is the
source of your life, your intelligence? What is there in you which
endures? Why do all these holy scriptures in the world, all these
religions of the world say again and again, ”God lives in you, you are
the candle of God, the lamp of God, the light of God! In you is the
whole kingdom of God, you are the son or daughter of God. You are the
son or daughter of the Immortal and Eternal!”
This is the message of every religion. This message is founded on the daily experience in the lives of all Mystics, all Saints, all Sages. These people speak the Truth, and have themselves experienced the Truth. They live in this Truth, they are rooted in this Truth. And from there they get all their Wisdom, their Peace, their Rest, their Joy, their Purity.
Wishing Welfare to All Beings
You may envy the neighbour’s happiness, but there is infinite happiness in you, and you can experience it. At least in the deep-sleep state you experience it. You can experience it now fully consciously in meditation. Mystical experience, purity of heart, growth on the scale of higher development – by these methods you come to know that which is in you, the Gold of the Kingdom of God. It is always there. Spiritual exercises lead to this experience. The people who speak to you about this experience have already arrived at a higher level on the scale of higher development. There are wonderful examples of Illuminated Persons, Sages and Saints, Persons of universal Love, absolute Selflessness, and God-experience. They are witnesses of the fact that in us is dwelling the Divinity with the Heart of infinite Love, Perfection, Peace, Freedom, Joy.
God is not a person somewhere in the sky above the clouds. God is always in your own soul. Although He is everywhere, and beyond time and space, He is here and now in your own soul, as timeless spaceless Peace and Joy, which you experience in deep-sleep state, and as the Source of all your intelligence, your virtues, your qualities, your characteristics. He is always present. He is all-observing, all-seeing, all-blessing. You carry a guardian with you always. A joy-giver is always with you. Let us always be cheerful and positive and dynamic.
For us God is an immediate Reality – within the body, outside the body, above, below, left, right, in space, in the air – everywhere. He is not a distant reality, not a distant person, not a person of yesterday or tomorrow, but a living eternal Presence here and now, a living Person.
We have nothing to do with things which are always changing. That which changes deceives, misleads, causes problems, leads to greater darkness and suffering, and death. We should not open our eyes to the world without first discovering the Soul of the world, the Soul of the soul of the world. In the whole space, in the whole earth, in all metal, in all wood, in the whole water, in the whole fire, in the whole air, in the whole space, there is a Soul, the Soul of the soul. And this Soul of the soul is infinite Energy, infinite Consciousness, infinite Light, infinite Peace, a timeless spaceless Light.
That which has a beginning and an end, can never be real. Like an eclipse of the sun, it comes and goes, it is a passing appearance. Only that is real, true, which has no beginning and no end.
can speak of Immortality in relation to our true Life, true Self, the
Light of God in us. And there is also a continuation of life through
birth and death, birth and death, birth and death. One can set an end
to this circle of birth and death by God-experience. When you
consciously experience your Immortality and enjoy your absolute Peace
and Joy and Stillness, you will never be born again in a biological
body somewhere here on the earth. In reality you are an immortal Being.
Hence this experience is possible.
Jnana, or divine Wisdom, or Self-Knowledge, is hidden in all. Our meditations, prayers, selfless service, constant growth in moral and ethical nature, constant unfoldment of the goodness of the heart, lead to purity of heart, and that leads to Self-experience, God-experience. God and Self are one and the same. God and His Image in us are not two things, but one and the same.
We should recognise this divine Wisdom which is hidden in every person, in every living being, in enemy, in friend, in woman, in man, in child, in the old person, in the grown-up person. In all of them this fantastic Wisdom is hidden. We should unfold it, perceive it, enjoy it.
does an Ashram, an Institution like this do? It gives an opportunity to
thinking people, having greatly developed powers of discrimination, to
experience the inner Divinity, the Observer, the uninvolved Person.
What is the result? Such persons become lights for the entire universe.
The whole universe rejoices at their presence here on the earth. The
vibrations from their personalities go right around the world, within a
fraction of a second. The whole universe knows who they are.
Man in general lives in time and space, is a slave of time and space. Among the material objects, he always experiences one thing or the other: his body, or his companions, or his things, or this and that. He always experiences objects.
The God-lover constantly anchors his consciousness in the objectless Experience. In every object he sees the timeless, spaceless Peace, Joy, Stillness. And therefore the objects disappear, dissolve their outer form and manifest the formless Peace and Joy of God. Everything manifests the same thing for this God-lover. He is absolute Perfection, desires nothing, hunts after nothing, experiences nothing, criticises nothing, comments about nothing, lives in timeless Intelligence, endless Intelligence, endless Wisdom, endless Peace, endless Life, true Life, perfect Life, eternal Life, infinite Life.
“Bhagavan Narayana, Narayana, Narayana.”
This is not only a Mantra, but an experience. One sees Something.
the computer there are so many pictures, one can see any picture one
likes. The Mantras are pictures, experiences. The Name of God, the
Mantra, is identical with God Himself.
A great Seer with boundless love for the Truth, with fantastic purity of heart, has seen God Narayana, has seen that in every soul dwells the Light of the Divine – this indwelling Light is Narayana. The moment one repeats this Mantra “Narayana”, recites the Mantra “Narayana”, one has a vision of this Light in every living being, in the whole space, everywhere, within and without. It is a seeing, a perception – not only a word, but it is a perception. We live again that, which the great Rishi has experienced, has lived. He has lived in God. The great Rishis have used these Mantras to express and manifest God, and also to experience God.
Divine is the Reality of all reality, the Intelligence of our
intelligence, the Consciousness of our consciousness. The fact that we
hear something, smell something, taste something, means that there is a
God. Without Him one can not taste, hear, smell, see, touch. He is the
Intelligence of intelligence.
Our devotion and love for the Divine increase the divine Light, make the divine Light grow. The units of light in this Light in a person are increased, when the person leads a truly spiritual and divine life, with a wonderful spiritual and divine attitude.
To ensure that such practices constantly accompany us, and that we make use of them, we should increase our purity, goodness, virtue – every kind of virtue, ethical, moral qualities, radiant qualities.
Some are born with such qualities, wonderful qualities, others are born with lower qualities, and so on, but through hard work one can increase these virtues of the ethical, moral nature, as the basis for the spiritual radiance, the spiritual growth, as a basis for rapid higher development.
The God-lover is called Guru. Why? Because he is the Light-Maker. His presence makes Light everywhere.
is life for an ordinary person? Nothing but a manifestation of
ignorance. Everywhere there is ignorance. All problems of life, the
life itself, is a product of ignorance.
Guru makes Light everywhere. He is the Light-Maker, or Spreader of
Light. He is the Peace-Maker, Welfare-Bringer. Master, Guru, – these
are the names of the truly God-loving person, rooted in
The Fullness of Lakshmi
“...Jaya Shri Lakshmi Pahimaam”
What is wealth? Only that which satisfies you, is absolute, gives you infinite Love, that which grants you endless Knowledge, that which gives you endless Freedom. Only that is Wealth, the Divine, the Truth. And this Wealth is called “Lakshmi”, in Sanskrit. We worship that Wealth, which is beyond time and space, eternal, all-perfect, the Wealth of infinite Life, Wealth of infinite Love, infinite Beauty, infinite Wisdom, infinite Purity, infinite Perfection, eternally abiding Wealth. No one can steal it, no one can diminish it or limit it.
Boundless Wealth, absolute Wealth, true Wealth, that is Lakshmi.
“Jaya Shri Lakshmi ...”
A person in deep-sleep state does not strive after any perfection, because he is in perfection.
this fulfilled life, life beyond all desires, a perfect life, from
there, he works hard, here on the Earth, to enrich the Earth, to enrich
the whole Universe, to enrich the Gods, and the invisible entities, –
through his Mantras, Prayers, His State itself.
He uplifts the scale of higher evolution of the whole humanity.
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