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The Divine is the greatest reality in daily life. Not only is He
the Soul of our soul and a boundless, infinite Being sustaining all the
universes, He is an all-knowing Person, an all-loving Person, a Mother,
supreme in affection, beautiful beyond description, peaceful with a
peace which is unlimited, – perfect, infinitely perfect, carrying in
Herself countless capacities, who can dissolve the universe in the
twinkling of an eye, and in the same twinkling of an eye release into
existence numberless universes, each perfect in each of its details and
in its workings and in its expressions – a wondrous Presence, a mighty
Presence. And since you are His baby, you carry His image in you. He
has formed you with the substance of His own Consciousness, with His
own Soul. It is His Soul that is in you, it is His blood that is in
Divinity be near. Come near! Dev#m upahvaye. So much is in these two small words:
here, near. Be with me, be before my vision. Become the object of my
adoration, dwell in my adoration and love. Love is the throne upon
which I will make you sit. You are the life of life. Without you breath
is not possible. Without you sight is not possible, nothing is visible,
all is dark – though the sun is shining, – the Truth is not seen.
Without you all is dark. Come, abide with me.
if you abide with me, all is light, I see the Truth, I see the Eternal,
I perceive the imperceptible – I see everything, when you are present
with me. You are the light, the sight, the life, the treasure, the
power, the grace, the perfection, the grandeur, the indescribable
Beauty. You are everything. Come, stay by me, stand by me, let me adore
you. You are supremely adorable.‘
What does a young mother do when her only child returns from school?
The very first sight of the child makes the mother smile at the child.
The child is the object of love for the mother. And so the first thing
she does when the child returns from the school after such a long
time, she smiles at the child. It is an object of love that she is
smiling at. The very sight of the child makes her smile, a smile caused
by love. How much more is the heart of the devotee smiling at the sight
of the Divine. Since the heart of the devotee is perceiving the Divine
all the time, it is all the time smiling. It is a perpetual smile. The
life of the devotee is a festival of smiles – an endless festival of
The Divine is all-loveable, the Divine evokes infinite love, for the Divine is indescribable joy, beauty, wealth, perfection.
Nobody can hide his meanness nor can anyone hide his greatness,
everything shows itself in the face or in the action or in the pattern
of life. So, greatness of the heart is to be cultivated.
Anxiety, worry, all these must be put aside and we must fill ourselves
with love, understanding, peace, happiness, inner cheerfulness, and the
trust that there is an all-just, all-good God, and He is the Father of
all destinies, He shall make everything all right.
The first nature of God is Peace. With peace in your soul, perform all
your works. In a few years you will become a God on Earth – that is, a
person who bears in himself in his outer and inner life the nature of
God is the Reality in the midst of you. And He is the Reality far, far
away. He is there, He is here, – at the same time. He is everywhere, in
this visible world, also in the invisible world, and beyond the visible
and invisible worlds.
is not a vague concept, He is not someone who is an invisible presence
to whom every prayer addressed seems to be in vain. Such a presence He
is not. He is a living person, while being the Infinite and the
Absolute. He is there around you, as a person, as a personality, as an
observer, as a lover, as a father, as a mother – ready to care for you.
And He is sustaining you from within. He has boundless love in His
heart for you. A living Presence, an all-knowing Presence, a responding
Presence. If you are about to fall – there He is, miraculously seeing
that you do not fall. At every step of your life, He is present.
How do you feel if fire is lit all around you? It will be burning, hot,
you are surrounded by heat from all sides. You will be sweating. With
the same intensity feel the Divine Presence. Find nothing other than
you see the Face of the Divine, do not leave it until it talks to you,
until it gets fixed up in your consciousness, sub-consciousness,
is the biggest science, the science of Reality. There is no danger and
deception on this path. It is the path of infinite purity, truth, love,
So, hold on to the Presence of the Divine, to the Face of the Divine, and leave it not until it speaks to you.
God is more real than ourselves. He is not a distant reality but the
closest presence. How do you feel if somebody is constantly standing
before you, face to face – a person who is looking at you, looking at
your eyes, a very close presence, a person who is extraordinary in His
capacities, not only seeing you as you appear, but seeing into your
thoughts, your mental pictures, very clearly, the workings of your
heart, the stage of the evolution of your soul, – this is not all,
what’s going to happen to you ten years later, what had happened to you
a thousand years before, before you were born here. All these pictures
are before Him. He knows all about you. So it is about everyone,
everywhere, in all countries, in all continents, in all the worlds; in
all the invisible worlds, too.
“Now, my business, my duty is to release into the world a good thought,
a good feeling, a blessing, a cheerfulness. Let me make one or two
faces happy around me, by keeping a smiling attitude.” —So we have to
say, and then this has an influence on the cells, on the mind, on the
health, on the strength, and on the whole cosmos.
Modern science says you cannot move your hand without disturbing the
course of the stars. The whole universe is an organic unity, it is a
single organic unity. What is happening to you in your heart affects
the plants, affects the flowers, affects your wife, affects the world,
affects the humanity. Whatever is in your mind and in your heart
influences the people.
He is always with you, no matter who you are, good/bad, rich/poor,
great/small, saint/sinner, – no matter who you are, you are His baby.
He is always with you.
Whatever may be the conditions in which you are, He is looking at you
with indescribably greater clearness than the clearness with which you
see the flower here on the table.
is standing before you, and at the same time He is standing behind you;
at the same time He is standing on both sides of you. At the same time
He is seated in your heart, watching every throb, counting every throb
of the heart. At the same time He is in the deeps of your being, as the
When you turn to the sun, automatically you receive light. When you go
to the sun automatically you receive light, without asking. When you go
to the Divine, automatically you receive not only light and love
but peace and joy, freedom and perfection, beauty and blessedness,
infinite knowledge. You receive far more than what you ask. In the
process of asking for light and love you are missing the person to whom
the appeal is put, the Man who is asked, God. You are missing God in
the process of asking the person. For instance I say “Please give me
your fountain-pen”, or “Give me ten francs please, please give me ten
francs, please give me ten francs…” – now my mind is on the ten francs.
And it is not on you. “Please give me my ten francs, please give me ten
francs” – my mind, attention and heart is on the ten francs not on you.
ask for love and light in the beginning stages when you have no love
and no light. But the moment you find there is devotion to the Divine,
at once stop asking this, catch Him, – and not merely love and light
but everything else will be added unto you. Your devotion is pure. Your
whole heart is on the Divine.
Thus the lover of the Divine constantly repeats the Mantra and says to the Divinity:
all-merciful Divinity, reveal yourself through all things, through all
beings, through everything that is. You alone pervade the whole cosmos.
There is no place where you are not, and there is nothing which does
not bear you. Whatever is before me, behind me, above me, around me,
bears your presence. You are everything, and more. Nothing can separate
you from me, you are within me, you are all around me. You are
everywhere. Being everywhere, you present yourself to our experience in
all places and at all times.”
Love is something we can easily define as affection subsisting between
two persons. But that is not what is meant by love in this context, in
the context of the Upanishadic truths and realities. In the context of
the science of supreme Reality, Love is meant differently from
love as we understand in daily life and in common speech.
Love is not affection subsisting between two persons, whether the
affection is born of attraction or of perception of value in the other
person, or of expecting something from the other person, on whatever
ground it is founded. That kind of affection, that kind of love is not
meant here. Here, by Love, is meant the infinite Truth, the Reality.
such a Truth and such an infinite Love cannot be described, it is
inexplicable, it cannot be written. Here Love is not a moral attribute,
it is not a quality of nature, but it is the very character of the
The best prayers are prayers for blessings and Grace and not for
material things, or any other instrumental things. But the most
wonderful thing is: just cling to the Divine without asking for
anything, – for all else shall be added unto you.
cannot avoid oneself. God is in the very existence. A man who says, God
does not exist, is loudly affirming the existence of God. For, that
power, which makes the man say, God does not exist, is itself God.
Without God no action is possible, no life is thinkable; there is
nothing visible, nothing experienceable, nothing existent. It is the
essence of everything. And at the same time It transcends
The nature of the Reality in you is Goodness, absolute Goodness beyond
goodness and badness, absolute Joy beyond pleasure and pain. The nature
of this Reality in you is total Knowledge, absolute Knowledge beyond
knowledge and ignorance. That you are.
is there only to show what you are and to give you methods – not one
method but hundreds of methods – to rapidly attain this experience.
This is the function of the Guru. He needs nothing from anyone, not
from the Gods either. He is the Observer in the Gods themselves. What
has He to gain from them? Whatever could be had is an illusion –
nothing can ever be added to this timeless, spaceless Perfection, this
Peace, this Joy, this Light, this Knowledge, this Beauty and Purity.
“God is love” is a purely metaphysical, philosophical, transcendental
statement. And “God is the end of love” is a purely human, empirical,
evolutionary statement; here love has other functions.
are two types of love, one is the Supreme, which is the Reality itself,
and the other is the human devotion to the Divine. And what is the end
of devotion to the Divine? Experience of the Divine. In one place
it is the character of the Divine, in another place it is the means, or
the methodology, or the instrument by which man reaches the divine
When the soul is at one with God it becomes itself Love. It is in a perfect and fulfilled state of Love.
So in the preliminary stages, as an aspirant, we have to beg the Divine for pure love.
All the needs, needs which nothing in the creation is in a position to
fulfil, are fulfilled by Him. We have everything if we have Him:
endless knowledge, endless peace, endless wealth, endless beauty,
endless life, everything is added unto you.
man is basically a creation of needs, a structure of needs, yet because
God is the constituting essence in him, there is everything in him.
infinite Wisdom, the infinite Perfection that is called God must become
personal for you. You must be able to talk to It, to hear It, to be one
with It, to love It, to adore It. When you begin to love and adore, you
are filled with ecstatic emotion. All the petals of the flowers of the
heart and the psychic centres, open themselves, and the human soul
pours itself in devotion, in emotion, in adoration, on the Divine, and
the Divine pours Itself into the human soul.
One of the significant processes of a God-experience, or the Truth-experience, is: internalisation of our consciousness.
man is an externalisation of Consciousness. Man is the Consciousness in
its outgoing nature, it spreads Itself and touches troubles and
problems, it enters into dimensions. It enters into an expression,
limitations, embodiment. And the way back to the experience of the
Truth is to retrace our steps from this embodiment, expression,
is more internal to words, and intelligence is more internal to
thought, and the knowing self is more internal to the intelligence, and
the spirit of the universe is more internal to the knowing self, – and
the Spirit of the supreme Peace, the transcendent Reality, the supreme
Reality, is more internal than the spirit of the universe.
And when you touch the heart of the Spirit of Peace, you are one with the Divine.
Life in the physical body is temporary, everything that it seeks after
is also temporary. Anything temporary, no matter how pleasant it can
be, no matter what it promises, is something that is going to fail us.
Even if you have everything that the creation can offer you, you
will still be wanting, still there is something missing, still there is
discontentment, there is some frustration, some fundamental and
residual restlessness. Therefore wisdom compels the seeking and earnest
heart to shift its central interest onto the Creator.
Before the Earth under our feet quakes, let us bring down the Light of
God to the Earth, and you can be sure the Earth will never more quake.
This kind of fire ceremony here, also can lead you to the Divine
experience. For the Divine is invoked into this sacred fire, and we are
directly face-to-face with the Divine. Those who have
illumination and are extremely pure and have contact with the
Divine, can see the Form and Figure of the Divine in this fire. And
when worship is offered to this fire, correspondingly the soul-purity
in the man who is offering worship is increased, automatically he is
the sacred fire is lit, with all the preconditions of purity, and into
this fire, through Mantra chanting, the divine Presence is brought in.
And the Divine is sitting in the fire, and the thing is offered. This
is altogether a mystic science. Saints like Durgananda actually
invoked the Presence of the Divine into the fire.
The Existence in you is not involved in the dream-experiences you are
undergoing. It is something distinct. You can say, “Oh, these are only
dreams, I have nothing to do with them” and withdraw yourself. So, this
I in you, yourself, is transcendent of all these manifested things. And
what is there in these manifested things? Again it is the same Reality
that is present in all these manifested things, therefore you say the
Reality is immanent in all things.
is this Consciousness-Existence in you immanent? It is immanent in all
the dream-persons, things, situations, conditions you have seen. Even
so, the Divine, like the Existence in you which is not involved in your
dream-experiences, but which is also present in your dream-experiences
and in the persons and trees in the dream-experience, – even so the
Divine is involved in the whole cosmos and creation, and yet He is
independent of the cosmos and creation. Therefore He can be called
transcendent of the cosmos, while being immanent in it.
Always thoughts are limitations, even if it is the most glorious
thought. Thoughts are always a limitation, because the Reality is
infinitely more than any thought you can conceive in relation to
Reality, any conception of the Reality. Or, in other words, any thought
that you can think in human experience, in the field of human
experience, life and intelligence, activity, is a limitation imposed on
the self-luminous, self-existent, infinite divine Reality of absolute
Happiness, Peace, Freedom, Perfection, Power. And the human condition
itself is a limitation imposed upon our essential Being. All spiritual
practice is meant to dissolve this human condition and restore to us an
essential knowledge of our essential Being. What is that essential
Being? The Image of God in us, the Reality in us. Atman, or Brahman –
whatever you like to say. And this is our essential Being, and all else
is only a play. A play, play, play, play. Sometimes a bad play,
sometimes a good play. It is a condition not desirable. And therefore
even while living the wise man is liberated. Even while living in the
body he is detached and knows his essential Being.
This woman, Mrs. X., is not a great contemplative practical
philosopher. She cannot, like the practical contemplative philosopher,
sit in the ivory tower and meditate on the Truth and describe its
nature. Yet under the pressure of her deep difficulties she cries to
“Oh God, is there no help for me?”
Within hours she receives the needed answer, she is greatly relieved.
She talks to other women,
“Oh, God has helped me, it’s a wonder how I found the solution!”
Such experiences are occurring every day, all over the world. These
experiences can be increased, there is a responding Presence, an
undeniable Presence, an all-enriching Presence.
If you are able to encounter, see face-to-face, an infinite,
all-throbbing Consciousness, in the ocean, in the sky, in the plant, –
if in your eyes and in your experience no man is a man, no woman is a
woman, but an embodiment of divine Consciousness and Light, – you have
Consciousness, or God-Consciousness is not a joke, not a fiction, not
hypnotism. Nothing of the sort. It is the central Reality of
realities. That is the real nature of our inner being, that we are in
truth and in reality. On the other hand, our present limited forms of
life and our world are fiction, are a dream, are passing, changing, are
a hypnotism, something, which is responsible for all our miseries, our
Anyone who is continuously absorbed in the consciousness of the Divine in all the world, has Cosmic Consciousness.
The methods for experiencing God are within ourselves, they are our
natural capacities. Nobody needs to buy a meditation technique, nobody
needs to make too much of the meditation, it is as natural to you as
breathing. We don’t need unnatural techniques, unnatural techniques can
never lead you to God. And natural methods which you need for
God-experience, God has already laid in your Soul. Only by the capacity
of the Soul in you you can experience the Divine. No master can give
you that capacity, it is there in your Soul. It has to be employed,
it’s a natural capacity. It is your property, even as God is your
property – the central and supreme property, of infinite value and of
An all-perfect God dwells in you as You – as your own Self, your own
very nature, your infinite bliss which you experience in deep-sleep
unknowingly. You can enjoy this bliss in deep meditation, in mystic
experience, in spiritual, divine experience.
great is God’s mercy that He dwells in you always as God, as your own
essential Self! God and you cannot be separated. God is your constant
companion, God is your true countenance, your true life. It is possible
to separate you from your nose, from your ears, from your body, from
your mind, even from your subconscious; but never can you ever be
separated from the God within you. God is you. You are God.
The whole cosmos is in the brain of God even as the whole world of
experience in your dream-state is in your brain. The subtlest world
which the Divine is, is penetrating everything, is sustaining
everything by being the inner essence in everything.
is a dynamic energy even in the fog formation and the fog dispersion.
And there is a tremendous noise even in the fog formation and in the
fog dispersion. But our ears are so dull, that we don’t hear this.
supremely subtle Being, called the Divine, is resident in everything as
the ultimate Essence in everything. And this Essence in everything is
so super-electronic, so subtle, so sensitive, so rich in capacities,
that being in everything it feeds everything, sustains everything, and
develops the highest capacities and possibilities of everything.
Even in the trees, it is the Divine that is sustaining them from
within. It is the divine Essence in the plants that enables the plants
to unfold the beautiful colours of their leaves and the fragrance of
In the mind of the dreaming person there is nothing but a nameless,
formless consciousness. Suddenly the dreamer has the experience that he
has fallen into a tank (a pond) and is struggling for life. In truth
there is no tank there and no struggle for life. There is the same
nameless, formless consciousness. For a moment it has appeared like the
tank and the struggle for life. But in reality there is only
consciousness, there is no tank, no struggle for life. Even so,
everywhere there is the nameless, formless Consciousness of the Divine.
for the human mind, there is appearing something called the world. In
truth there is no such thing as the world, there is only a nameless,
formless, all-wonderful Divine Consciousness. Remembering this
truth, constantly tell this deluding, disturbing mind which is the
cause of your unhappiness, your human limitations, that this world is
God Himself, that there is no such thing as the world, that there is
The more good a man is, the more difficulties he has on Earth. The
greatest prophets and philosophers were imprisoned, troubled, tried, in
many ways. That is quite natural. A great Greek philosopher was given
poison by the state government. Aurobindo, a great Indian Sage,
was imprisoned for several months. The mother and father of Lord
Krishna were imprisoned. Some of the extraordinary Sages were brought
before legal courts. It seems to be the fate of all those in whom God’s
Love, Light is dynamically operative. Those who are dispatched by God,
those who are Missionaries from God, have these difficulties. But from
these difficulties great and wonderful results come out. These
difficulties are very necessary for the stronger foundations of God’s
work on Earth for hundreds of years to come.
Reflect upon this great law, the Law of Cause and Effect (Karma). In
your present depression, there is the misfortune of the many past deeds
of many past lives. Nothing happens without cause, so don’t create new
causes and store up future suffering. Live in God, live for God, spend
all your energies for God.
Let us abandon primitive conceptions of God, let us behold God as God
is: an infinite Love, infinite Light, infinite Intelligence, timeless,
endless, indestructible Reality. That is the Divine Mother.
Try to see that your nature is every day becoming more and more divine.
Try to abolish artificial differences. In your heart, unseen by the
other person, adore the other person as God.
To the divine Light which is resident in all beings in the form of their soul, my adorations again and again.
The dimensionless Dimension of infinite divine Consciousness into which
we can at any time rise is the only Reality; it is the only Perfection,
the only real, unlimited and everlasting Peace. It is there that there
is all knowledge. It is there that all power is present. The powers,
the energies and the play of all forms of force that we see in the
physical world, are in relation to God, the Supreme Power, like the
fire painted in a picture, ineffective and inconsequential.
at the rising golden sun, right in the middle of the sun find the
Divinity standing and pouring on you the rays, golden rays of
in this feeling for a long time, and with all the strength of the
devotion of the heart, with all the concentration of the mind, dwell
upon this blazing, golden sunrise of the Divine Grace.
We visualise ourselves as sitting in the hearts of all people and
repeat Mantra. We sit in the heart and soul of all living beings – from
the ant to the elephant – and repeat Mantra. Suddenly we have grown
cosmic, universal, one with all creation. It is as if the entire
creation is repeating Mantra with us, or our repetition and that of all
creation is one. We discover our identity with the entire universe. It
is a fantastic experience.
consciousness widens itself, grows wider and wider and grows boundless.
Such a Mantra repetition brings great gain. Our consciousness is
centered in this wonderful one heart in everything and all. My heart,
your heart, all hearts are the one heart, the one, wonderful, boundless
heart. The soul in us is everything. The soul is subtler than space and
We identify the Infinite, Eternal, Invisible, Indescribable,
Inconceivable – that which is beyond conception – the Absolute. We
identify It, give It a name and call on It. And this Infinite and
Eternal takes a form, sits before us, eats from our hands, yet remains
unbound by the form it takes in our house. It is free from all that. It
is here, there – everywhere. We perform Pujas. The Infinite becomes
finite, a form, a living voice, a throbbing heart, a palpable
personality, that can be experienced and whose company we can enjoy.
offer the Divine – this indescribable, unfathomable, inconceivable,
Absolute, Infinite – food, water to drink, clothes to wear. Here It
turns into a Deity, a parent, a friend, a companion in life! This
companion has been with us throughout all our past lives and will
accompany us in all lives to come! He is there always!
Ashram is a place where we see what is invisible, grasp what is
boundless, enjoy what is absolute and establish human relations with
this wonderful Light of all lights, the presence of the Divine.
Tell yourself in relation to the world, “This is not the world, this is God.”
This has to be said millions of times until the old hypnotism and the fixation and the delusion of the mind disappears.
have to repeat the Mantras thousands of times each day until your mind
is hammered with the idea of God, the truth of God, the reality of God,
the experience of God, until the idea that it is God destroys the old
delusion and fixation, and reveals the truth that there is, not the
world, but God Himself.
now let us destroy the human mind’s idea that there is something called
space, human body and things around and people around, and reveal to
the mind through the Mantra that there is no body, no space, no things
around, everywhere there is God alone.
If a person wants to start a business in the world, it is not
difficult. Though it is comparatively difficult, yet it is not so
difficult, and therefore every day thousands of new businessmen are
arising in the world. Now, supposing you want to make a spiritual
institution, it is indescribably more difficult than opening a new
business. And therefore every time when in some ten different places of
the world there is a struggle for the birth of a spiritual institution,
it’s all broken up. The more good, the more valuable a thing is, the
more difficult it is.
So, spiritual development, growth, are rare and difficult things. All
spiritual things involve us in greater difficulties than worldly
things. There will be every attempt made to frustrate and destroy the
good. Therefore be very vigilant, and try to surrender yourself to the
Divine. And then the Grace makes your spiritual enterprise, spiritual
resolves, good works, good feelings and thoughts, successful.
Supposing you have a spiritual thought: the whole cosmos is affected by
the peace, the light, the inspiration of the spiritual thought. And the
whole cosmos stands happy on account of the spiritual thought that rose
from you. Supposing a divine feeling arises in you, at once the whole
universe is affected by the peace-giving, blessing feeling. And the
whole cosmos, universe, loves you, adores you, reveres you, is happy in
your presence. Science has also today proved that even the falling of a
leaf, a dry leaf from any tree, definitely influences and produces its
own reactions even in the distant stars. Even the blooming of a bud
into a flower, has its reaction and influence and impact upon the
entire, vast, immeasurable universe.
modern world’s tragedies, catastrophes, calamities are the direct
consequences of the bad thoughts, the predominance of bad thoughts and
bad feelings in the people.
So, everything that is happening in your heart and mind has its tremendous impact upon the whole universe.
Stay in a state of consciousness to which God alone is real and
everything. If the bodily thoughts or the sex thought do not arise in
you, you are already half a saint. Therefore all saints try to remain
single, to lead a single, blessed life. To conquer the sex thought or
body thought is itself half the spiritual development. Even if a person
does not believe in God and has not progressed on the spiritual path,
if he has no bodily thoughts or sex-thoughts he is already half a
protect yourself in this state of innocence of purity to which the
distinctions between man and woman, good and bad drop off, – and only
God remains, in all conditions, at all times, in all things, in all
beings; whether it is night or day, whether it is a good experience or
a bad experience, whether it is good weather or bad weather, whether
the people around are good or bad.
So, try all through the day to repeat the Mantra powerfully, the moment you see someone, the moment you see something.
Generally people turn to God when they are miserable. They forget God
when they are happy. That is a human tendency. A human body imposes on
the soul which is from the Heaven, the heaviest limitations. The senses
completely destroy the true freedom, true peace, true happiness of
the soul, and the consciousness instead of living in the divine Kingdom
of peace and happiness and power, lives in the body and its sensations.
try to escape from the sensations. Then you are pure, then you will
have all-knowing knowledge, then you are omnipresent, then you will be
given an experience wherein you will find that you are in the heart of
all creatures; then you will be given the experience of being in all
the flying planes around the world, and the most distant star will be
for you not even a quarter of a metre away. Your consciousness expands
so much that you are everywhere, know everything and have unending
happiness, unlimited happiness.
By continuous repetition of the Mantra, generate powerful and
tremendous God-Consciousness. Fill all the atmosphere with the
At the end of your life if you are asked, “What have you seen in life?” you must be able to say:
“What have you experienced in life?”
So fill yourself with God from all sides. The relations with God alone are supremely valuable.
One who has conquered the mind is the Master. How many Masters are
there in the world? Not one among the billions of people. He is a
Master, who has conquered the mind, only He can teach others, only He
can be the Light of the world.
The discipline of food, the discipline of the body are two of the most
important factors contributing to the spiritual progress of the human
calm nerves and better meditation, the right kind of healthy, spiritual
food is necessary. That is, some foods do have spiritual qualities or
influence in their chemical constituents, – such as some special
fruits. But too much of them can be poison, can be harmful, so they
have to be taken in limited quantity. Wisdom and discrimination have to
be exercised at every step.
Whatever beautiful thing that you see, let it be a symbol and manifestation of God’s Beauty.
All is divine.
Look at the sun in the tropical regions, specially in Asia. How
powerful is the sun. It scorches the earth. It is so brilliant,
it is so powerful that it is keeping the Earth, the moon and the other
planets in their orbit. How heavy is a small stone of two or three
square metres’ size? And how heavy is the Earth itself? This heavy
Earth is being kept in its orbit by the sun. And so are all the planets
being kept in their orbits by the power of the sun. Observe the might
and the power of the sun. The solar system is so vast, so marvellous;
round the sun rotate all the other celestial bodies. The heat, the
light, the magnetic power of the sun are so great that they influence
the celestial bodies which are thousands and millions of kilometres
away from the sun. Infinitely more powerful than that physical sun is
the Image of God in you. For it is the Image of God in you which has at
the beginning of creation formed the sun. The Image of God in you
is more wonderful, more powerful, more full of fire, heat, magnetism,
than the outer sun.
As one meditates, the spiritual fire, psychic fire is generated. The
whole system becomes warm, specially the heart and the head. Sweating
is quite common. So while meditating see that the spiritual fire, the
psychic fire is generated. Psychic fire is generated by intensity of
concentration. Your whole attention can be uplifted towards the
forehead, and the attention focussed on the Divine.
weak may be the sunlight, when it is collected through a magnifying
glass and focused on a piece of paper, the paper burns. It is because
the sunrays, spread to the extent of the circumference of the
magnifying glass, are collected and focused on a point of the paper,
and then the paper burns. So it is with concentration and meditation.
Power is generated, fire is generated when we meditate rightly. With
every repetition of the Mantra, establish infinite Power, infinite
Peace, infinite Beauty, infinite Presence and Grace all around you, in
every cell of yours. You have to dissolve the whole of your
individuality in an ocean of Peace, Grace, Happiness. Find nothing
inside and outside other than the Divine.
Try to free yourself from sensations, do not be covered over in your intelligence and heart by the blanket of the sensations.
is a great limitation and a danger, it has cheated the wisest of men in
the world. The moment God Himself assumes a body He is limited,
therefore He never assumes a body, – He is ever bodiless, unborn,
timeless, transcendental, unmanifest. He assumes a divine body only
when there is the greatest demand from the purified, illuminated heart
of the Saint or the Mystic. Or He may assume a divine body for a short
period in order to destroy the evil in the world and restore happiness
best way of protecting ourselves from the body and its thousand dangers
is to constantly make the heart long for God, live in God, pant for God.
There is a spiritual aspirant who has found communion with the Divine,
– a real communion, not the communion which the Christian European
Saints have shown, but the communion of the true Sage who has explored
the dimensions of the timeless and eternal Reality, – who has begun his
spiritual life with the Cosmic Consciousness as the foundation and the
beginning and the ABC of spiritual life, and not as the Christian
European Saints and other World-Saints have done, with the dogmas of
the religion in which they are born as the ABC of their spiritual
development. Such a person finds the whole world drama that is going on
now every day in the universe, and even that drama that is going to be
unrolled for thousands of years more, finds this world-drama, this
whole cosmic manifestation and the whole of the millions of years of
future to come, as a small screen on which the whole drama is being
In the heart and consciousness of this Sage the whole cosmic drama is in some small corner being enstaged somewhere.
God does not come and go somewhere. He is everywhere at all times. We
speak of movement, coming of God or going of God, because with a body
we are conscious of finitude, of ourself as one object among the
million objects. There is a coming and going for a finite thing, there
is no coming and going for the Infinite.
When the spiritual aspirant says, “God has come into my life and God
has gone”, he only means that he was enabled to see God and that his
ability to see God has been lost. And God, who is everywhere, may make
Himself appear in a form to the spiritual aspirant. When He makes
Himself appear to the spiritual aspirant, the spiritual aspirant thinks
God has come into his life. But the truth is that God was always there.
He is there, and will always be there.
though God is the unlimited, infinite, absolute Presence everywhere, He
may make Himself appear to the spiritual aspirant, here or there or
Always take a new attitude to things and persons.
a man sees a woman, when he thinks it is a woman, bad human feelings
arise. The moment he changes his mind or his attitude, and says “It is
the Mother”, then elevating feelings, reverence, affection, readiness
to serve, begin to arise in him.
the heart is pure and radiant, automatically divine knowledge
dawns and flows from one’s heart. Automatically one begins to see that
God is more real than the material thing that is before one’s eyes. All
materiality of the matter is lost like mist before the sunrise, and one
beholds the Face of the Divine everywhere.
One is quite correct in thinking God to be infinite Light, or infinite
boundless Love and Peace and Happiness, but how to concentrate on this
abstract infinite Light and Peace and Happiness and Beauty? It is not
so very concrete. In order to experience it quickly we can make it
concrete, we can give it a Form, a limitation.
Meditation is a process of being close to the Divine, in the Divine, of the Divine.
meditation, if you have a calm mind, strong nerves, happy heart, ready
to serve, ready to do good works, ready to make of life a fulfilment,
an abundance, a paradise – for yourself and for others, – then your
meditation is a real meditation.
God, or that supreme divine Light, is present even in the form of sleep
in all creatures. Have you ever come across a creature which does not
sleep (Nidra, conscious sleep) is also a form in which the Divine
abides in the human soul. From all sides we find we are inescapably
bound to the infinite Truth.
even Gods sleep, the Sages, who have contacted the Supreme Reality,
sleep no more. They have transcended the creature-hood. That is the
highest state. They abide as the Truth. They are all-seeing, all-awake.
That all-awakefulness itself is their total and absolute rest.
Until the human soul experiences this state, it will have problems and difficulties.
let us grow conscious of the Truth, and fear nothing in life, be
troubled by no difficult experience in life, and with patience and
persistence make of life a song of happiness, peace, fulfilment, joy.
When you want to drive a car, what do you do? You don’t go behind the
car and put your arms around the car and push it. You make a small
wheel, driving-wheel for the car, and sit there before it and begin to
operate it, manipulate it, then the whole car is dragged by one small
manipulation of a small point in it. So, your idea of God as infinite
Light, unlimited Beauty and Peace and Joy and Grace and Perfection is
wonderful, it is true. It is like you having a car, it is all right,
but of what use is that car to you until you drive it? So, of what use
is this infinite unlimited Peace, Beauty, Light, Love that you think
of, if you have no real living contact with it, and use it through some
you can reduce this unlimited Love, Light, Beauty, Peace to, say, a
flame of a candle. Or, more easily, take a picture of the Divine, and
make it the point, the driving-wheel of the infinite Peace, infinite
Love, infinite Beauty, infinite Knowledge, infinite Perfection,
infinite Power. This way you have immediate results, and this way you
are prepared to experience the unlimited Peace, unlimited Light,
God or the supreme divine Light is resident in the form of Knowledge in
all creatures. Look at the animals, all of them have knowledge, some of
them more knowledge than man. They can even see the future, they travel
thousands of kilometres sometimes if necessary in order to arrive at
their food and their comforts, in seasons. They have instinctive
knowledge, even of the coming tragedies for mankind. They are
remarkable, they are more like prophets in their knowledge. Like the
cock announcing the dawn of the day before it knows anything about the
dawn, like the birds singing before they have yet seen the light of the
dawn, – most of the birds have a pre-knowledge of even the coming
So, God is subsistent in the form of Knowledge in all creatures.
The flame is not so suggestive to all minds as the picture of the
Divine. The heart wants to see the Divine, talk to the Divine,
speak to the Divine, and be spoken to by the Divine. It would be
something like funny if one were to talk to the flame, speak to the
flame, feed the flame, dress the flame, offer flowers to the flame.
Because we wish to develop intimate relations with the Divine, we offer
the Divine food, we offer the Divine flowers, we offer the Divine
lights, we offer ourselves to the Divine. Afterwards, the picture
becomes infinite Consciousness, Light, Knowledge, Power.
The experience of the Infinite is not possible unless the mind has been previously trained by concentration on something finite.
Look at the scientific and technological development today. When you
look at the Earth from the moon, the whole Earth is reduced to a
football, of the size of a football. Even physically it is possible to
find the whole world nothing more than a small football! Upon this
football where are the boundaries existent? Where are the boundaries of
Switzerland or of Germany or of France, upon this football? And where
is your house, however big it may be, and though it may be the greatest
and the widest palace in the world? Even physically seen the world is
no bigger than a football! Go to some other star, not even your sun is
visible and the Earth is even less visible. The sun itself is not even
a dust, a speck of dust. Even physically it is so. But when we rise
into spiritual Consciousness, the whole heaven, all the stars
everywhere are in some small tiny corner as a speck of dust.
It’s a wonderful Consciousness. It is the Mother of millions and
millions of world-cycles, cycles of creation. It is a grand Mother, the
highest Mother, the Mother of Gods, the Mother of Angels, the Mother of
mankind, the Mother of the animal Kingdom, the Mother of the world of
matter, the Mother of the world of mind, the Mother of the world of
soul, boundless, unlimited, all-seeing, all-powerful, all-enjoying.
is there in this Consciousness? Nothing but Light. What is there in
that Light? Everything you can conceive of. Is there music in it
comparable to that of Beethoven or Bach? Yes, there is extraordinary
music in it, celestial music, timeless music, – compared to which the
music of Beethoven and Bach is like children crying.
where is the music of Beethoven and Bach derived? It is from this
original, wondrous, indescribable, ‘inaudible’ divine Music.
His Omnipotence, with His boundless Love, His indescribable Beauty, the
Divine serves you. The very nature of the Divine is service, to protect
His children. Love is service, real love expresses itself in
spontaneous service. The Divine is the Essence of real Love, and the
Will of the Divine is supremely good. The Divine wishes for you nothing
but supreme Goodness and Welfare. That is the Will of the Divine for
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