The Quantum Leap
Crossing and Re-crossing Time
Taking a quantum leap traditionally means travelling in time. It is said that time is like an arrow. If you shoot an arrow indefinitely in one direction, after some time it will hit you in the back. It would have travelled 25 000 miles – the circumference of the Earth. The trajectory of an arrow would have to follow the curvature of the Earth due to gravity. To make a quantum leap we must determine whether or not time is an arrow. The arrow of time implies: going in a particular direction. The arrow came from the past, it is here now in the present and it is going into the future. The question is whether time moves in a straight or a curved line?
Space is vast, but mathematically, if you send a rocket directly upwards, after some time it would arrive at the place it has departed from. This indicates that space is also curved. In the physical world, we operate in the vectors of time and space.
Time is another dimension and it too is curved. If you go very far into the future, you will arrive at yesterday. And if you go very far into the past, you will arrive at tomorrow. You don’t normally think of the trajectory of time as curved because there is no influence of Earth’s gravity. How long is time? You would probably say: eternal. There is a song: “I will love you till the end of time,” that means forever. But how long is that?
For everybody who has a regular watch, time is going round and round. The galaxy is going round and round. The Earth is going round and round. It appears that everything is going round and round except the human mind. Human minds go in straight lines, or more often randomly, all over the place.
It takes one day for the Earth to complete one rotation, and one year for the Earth to complete a rotation around the Sun. We are used to cycles. A year passes through stages of autumn, winter, spring, summer and again autumn, winter, spring, summer. The phases of the moon pass through a monthly cycle full moon, quarter and half, last quarter and then it goes round again. Everything we have to do in time in a practical way is cyclical.
There is the life cycle of an animal or a human. Everybody starts as a baby, become a child, an adolescent, adult and dies and next generation continues. When a person dies it is said: his time has come. The passage of time is the movement from new to old, young to old. The cyclic process of time is found in agriculture. In spring, the leaves start to emerge and grow. In summer the flowers come out. In autumn, you get the fruits. And then the only thing that can survive the winter is the seeds. And once the winter is past spring comes again and the seeds wake up.
Conventional science defines time as linear: 14 billion years ago there was a big bang and after another 14 billion years, there will be another big bang. By that calculation we are somewhere in the middle of the time. It is OK because there is still plenty of time to go. We are here in between two big bangs. In the beginning there was a big bang and the material universe spontaneously came into existence and at the end there will be another big bang and it will cease. They don’t say what causes either of the bangs. The beginning of time is a long time ago and the end of time is a very long time so in between, they say, we will no doubt resolve the problems of our existence.
Conventional science believes we have been evolving very slowly over time. They say that the human stage of evolution is the greatest achievement, the best. But if you look around circumstances seem to be getting worse and worse. From the economic, social, physical and mental health, climate, pollution point of view, there has never been as bad a time as we are in now. We are in a very critical time and we don’t really know what to do. People are worried about this.
Astrology on the other hand says: it is not 14 billion years in the past and 14 billion years in the future, but the whole thing is just 28,000 years. This is the time it takes for all the stars to return to their original positions in their cycle. Astrologers calculate the past, present and future on the basis of the positions and relationships of the stars.
We normally operate in the awareness of chronological time. We born at a certain point of time, we live during a certain time and then eventually we die when the time comes. We have calendars and agendas that work in chronological time. Chronological time says: this happened, and then that and that and so on. In chronological time, you don’t really take note of the quality of time. Chronological time is represented by the dash between your date of birth and your date of death. Isn’t our existence is greater than this one inch hyphen?
Greek philosophy describes both Chronos time and Kairos time. The Greek god of time is Chronos, who is also the god of death. In terms of chronological time, everyone is heading toward his or her death. Of course, we don’t like this idea.
Chronos is the primordial deity, who personifies time and destiny. He is immaterial and appeared at the moment of the creation of the world. He has the body of a snake and three heads, one human, one is a lion and one a bull. He entwines around his wife Anake, the goddess of necessity and fate. They surround the world as an egg. Their role is to bring the celestial world into eternal rotation. According to Orphic cosmogony they generate Chaos and Ether.
Chronos is also chronological or rotational time. Your calendar, your school year, your planning, is all chronological time. You get born, you go to school, you go to university, you get a job, you get married, have children, you get old, you die. This is the life cycle of humanity. In this way, you get a child, he carries on, he gets children, they carry on. You have your great, great grand parents, your grand parents, your parents, you, your children, your grand children, your great grand children. In that way, we think that we can make ourselves immortal through chronology. This is how people normally think. We can call this material consciousness.
The Greek God Kairos is the god of a very different kind of time. Kairos time provides a different sense of time. There are certain moments in life which are highly influential and may change the direction of your life. In Kairos time you qualify time in terms of events that make a deep impact on the quality of your life, and how you experience your existence. It gives meaning that is beyond mere chronological existence. Some of those very special key moments are enlightenments, but some are traumas. They change you so totally that you can never return to what you were before. These are very important defining moments of time.
Kairos time is the opportune moment. It is a dimension of time which creates depth within the instant. A door opens to another perception of the universe, an event, or the self. It is a question of a non material concept of time measured not by the clock but by its impact. The Greek god, Kairos is represented by a young man wearing nothing but a quiff of hair on his head. When he passes close to us there are three possibilities. Either we don’t see him, or we see him and do nothing, or at the moment when he passes, we put out our hand and grab the quiff of hair, that is we seize the time, as in “Carpe Diem”. This concept presented in the film: The Dead Poet’s Society.
Kairos is an ancient Greek word meaning the right or opportune moment, the supreme moment. The ancient Greeks had two words for time, chronos and kairos. While the former refers to chronological or sequential time, the latter signifies a time between, a moment of indeterminate time in which something special happens. What the special something is depends on who is using the word. While chronos is quantitative, kairos has a qualitative nature. Kairos also means weather in both ancient and modern Greek. The plural, kairoi means the times. In the New Testament kairos means “the appointed time in the purpose of God”, the time when God acts (e.g. Mark 1.15, the kairos is fulfilled).
For how long do I exist? Consider also what is the nature of your existence. For most people their existence is that hyphen on their grave stone in between their date of birth and date of death. It is about two centimeters long! Short!
What is the shape of eternity? The horizontal figure eight symbol. There is also the symbol of yin yang: an S in the center of a circle, a little black in the white, a little white in the black. This is the symbol of your soul within eternity. The small dash between your birth date and your death date is a small section of that cycle.
What is before birth and after death? As an eternal soul, on some level you must be active and aware before birth and after your death. You exist always, there is no starting point, and no ending point either, since you are eternal. Is it possible not to have an ending point but yet have a starting point? Mathematics clarifies that if there is no end there is no start. If there is a start, there is an end. So if you say that you are eternal it means you have no start. Why is this important?
We need to make a quantum leap here. Is there anybody who does parachuting? It is a very good exercise to drop yourself into emptiness. This is a leap into a different kind of consciousness.
What is the meaning of death. Do we go to Heaven or to Hell? Some people want to go to heaven which is definitively considered to be somewhere up there. Depending on which part of the Earth you are going to die: you may or may not go into the right direction.
This is the problem with the concept of “up”… Otherwise “down” refers to hell. Wherever you happen to be, “down” will be the center of the Earth. If you have to go to hell, there is no problem, you just go down and here you are! But if you have to go up, it is large! The meaning of up and down may be more qualitative than geometrical.
When somebody dies we say: “his time has come.” In many languages the word “time” also means death. In India the word Kaal has three meanings: first is time; secondly yesterday as well as tomorrow. (There is no terminological differentiation between yesterday and tomorrow); and thirdly kaal means death.
There is a mythological figure in the West called Father Time, a robed skeleton holding a scythe, also called the Grim Reaper or death. He comes along and cuts you down when it is time to go. We are in time when we are alive in the human form in human society.
The Kaalchakra: the cycle of time, is divided in four sections. The first quadrant is gold, the second silver, the third copper, and the fourth iron. The process of going from gold to silver, then silver to copper then copper to iron is a decline in value from a metallurgical perspective.
The soul passes through time, and is affected by events. If something good happens the soul is happy. If something bad happens the soul is unhappy. When you experience things are going well, you have more energy and when things are going badly, you have less energy, and feel more tired.
When you, the soul, pass through time you also pass through space. Time is how long it takes to do something. Space is where you do that thing. So the soul acting, in both time and space. When the soul is not in time and space, it is silent, still and at peace.
Any form of energy that comes into action loses power. Accordingly, the cycle of time does not make us progressively more evolved but rather we become progressively less evolved. Everything gets older, weaker and less powerful when it passes through time and space. You pass through gold then become silver, then copper then iron. How do you become gold again? To change from iron to gold is an alchemical process. The eternal soul has to find the alchemical stone to become gold again.
In India the word Yuga refers to the Age or Epoch. There are different ages and when one age finishes, another age starts. Satyuga, Treta, Dwapur, Kalyuga are the words for the Golden, Silver, Copper and Iron Ages. The New Age people talk about the age of the Aquarius. The New Age movement arose in the 1970s because a substantial group of people felt that an old age is finishing and a new age is coming. In western civilization, we think of time as the idea of slow evolution. There is the paradoxical concept of humans being next to God, yet behaving in ways towards the earth and each other that are the total opposite.
Western civilization has persisted for about a thousand years. In school, you are taught the history of the past one thousand years. In England where I went to school, they began history in the year 1066. That was when Christianity was formally established, and cathedrals were built. Before that there were the Dark Ages after the fall of the Roman Empire, and before that the Greek and Roman civilizations, the pre-Christian area.
Historians and archeologists say the cradle of civilization was Mesopotamia. However now the evidence points to the Harrapan civilization in India preceding the Mesopotamian civilization. That was the start. And before that? We don’t know. Religionists point to ante diluvium and flood, and before that, the Creation. And before that the Big Bang.
Biblical time started 6,000 years ago. They calculate who beget whom from Adam and Eve all the way to the Apocalypse, and return of Christ who brings 1000 years peace in the New Jerusalem. That means that Christianity based Western Civilization also has a background where time moves in circles.
Drastic Cataclysmic Change
Indian civilization refers to Satyuga, Treta yuga, Dwapur yuga, Kaliyuga, the Golden, Silver, Cooper and Iron Ages. The Golden Age is when human civilization is heaven, everything is beautiful, marvelous and everybody is good. The Iron Age is followed by another Golden Age. The time when everything is very dark, bad, negative and evil immediately precedes the Golden Age. Time is said to start when everything is absolutely perfect and then slowly degenerates. It reaches to the point when the human condition is absolutely abject. Then it changes drastically from absolute hell to perfect heaven.
Back to The Present Moment
Do you control everything that happens? There are some things that you have no control over. There are some things that you decide to control, just as when you are walking you use your left foot, then your right foot, etc. There are some moments when things are happening to you, and another moments where you make things happen. There are some moments when you are supposed to act, but you do not. There are some times when you do the wrong thing. There are some moments when you do the right thing by mistake! There are other moments when no matter what you do, it will be the wrong thing.
It is important for the soul to be right here right now, to be present for the present moment. The phrase “Be here now” was made famous by Ram Das in the 1970’s. In their minds, most people spend time somewhere in the past, or the future. Ask yourself: are you where your body is, or are you where your mind is?
If you are really here right now, then you are present both with your body and your mind. That is quite rare. Most of our activities do not require 100% of our attention. Our mind is free to roam around. Indeed, many people say that they have difficulty concentrating, and admit that they get distracted easily. It is difficult for people to be that much focused because our mind is so strongly influenced by our sense perceptions. Sense perceptions keep us distracted. If you are really present at the present moment, then the actions you perform will be good, considered, conscious acts that you would take responsibility for.
When the map of the Earth is represented as a rectangle, it places, for example, Spain in the middle, the East on the left and West and the right. If you want to go from Spain to Vancouver you have to cross the Atlantic, plus the North American continent. That is 8 hours time difference which means 8 longitudes. The representation discourages you from thinking that is better to go North. You think we should go West, you can’t imagine it is shorter because visually on a flat map it seems longer. But it is shorter if you go North. If you would place the North Pole in the middle of the map then you would think about the journey differently. The Earth is a ball. Our flat two dimensional maps create an inner sense of Earth as flat.
The iconography of the linear thinking is a similar distortion. When you travel in an airplane to the other side of the planet you travel straight but you actually follow the curvature of the Earth. Even if you are walking straight in the middle of this room you are sill following the curvature of the Earth. Our minds and intellects are limited by the presenting iconography. In order to make a quantum leap we need to become independent of the influence of iconography.
Transformation of Consciousness
Making a Quantum Leap refers to coming into the consciousness of the soul. The concept of making a Quantum Leap is deep and not simply a matter of taking a jump from physical to a spiritual consciousness.
Transformation of Consciousness is reflected in the quality of your life. Are we living the most natural life possible? Is my life natural, harmonious? Do you feel that your life is artificial, stressful, you don’t get enough sleep, you can’t relax, you feel you never have enough time and you wish your life could be a little bit natural? A change in consciousness creates change in the quality of your time.
The Confluence Age
The Confluence Age is a time of total transformation. This Confluence Age is actually filled with power by a mind which is not a human mind, the Higher Intelligence or divine intellect. He is considered to be capable of causing complete transformation.
When we are in an ordinary consciousness we are stuck in the Iron Age, and heading towards deep trouble. But there is another energy which is raising the quality of everything. To be part of that, you need to put your consciousness on to that other position of time. That means: a change of consciousness creates a change of time.
The change of consciousness is to move away from the everyday physical consciousness and consider yourself as an immortal soul. In this consciousness you can have direct connection with the divine intelligence and you change yourself in order to change your karma. The everyday reality is going downwards, but your mentality will take you upwards to an elevated awareness. That means that future is coming toward you and you are mentally connected with it in advance. Your intelligence starts to operate in the manner of the future age as you let go of the old age.
The mentality in the Iron Age is going toward materialism. It is driven by material values. Whereas your spiritual consciousness is driven by spiritual values. So the reason why you do, what you do, is based on spiritual considerations rather than materialist ones. We also need a substantially higher energy level. Awareness change is based on identity change. You draw on that spiritual energy to elevate yourself. In that sense your feet are on the ground of the Iron Age and your head is oriented toward the significance of the Confluence Age.
You are then living a double life. For the everyday purposes you are in an everyday consciousness otherwise you are in a higher spiritual consciousness. The actions you do in that higher consciousness while you are connected with the higher intelligence actually cause the Iron Age to disappear and the that Golden Age to emerge.
To be part of this transformation, means to be certain in your consciousness that the ancient past is the future. It is predestined, it is fixed, and it is returning once again. When you connect your mind with that, you create the energy that makes it come.
Mental Time – Thought and Speed
In your mind you can go anywhere, but not with your body. You are using memory. For example, I can say: “in your mind go to New York.” You go, you know what it looks like, sounds like. In your mind, you can go to your childhood, when you were ten years old. The speed of thought is instant.
The speed of physical action is much slower. For example, when you fast, you have lot more time. It takes so much time to buy, cook, eat the food, then do the washing up, put it away and think about the next meal. People who fast have a lot of time. You might be surprised how much time it takes to eat!
How much time do you devote to commuting. I use to live in Los Angeles and most people drive two hours to work and two hours home again. It is eight hours work, four hours travelling. Twelve hours with the commute!
Every soul performs actions in time and space. Your actions can be acts of mind, verbal or physical acts. Many people spend a lot of time talking on the telephone. I did some research and I found that you can say anything you want to say within 37 seconds. We tend to repeat ourselves a lot. If we only say what we have to say once, we would save a lot of time. I don’t know why we talk so much but we do. I think also people are afraid of silence.
Making a Quantum Leap is changing from material consciousness to spiritual consciousness. Are you a soul conscious soul or a body conscious soul? You have a soul. Are you conscious of your soul with your sense of self as a soul, or do you think: I have a soul but basically I am a body? In the morning when you go in the bathroom and you look at your face in the mirror do you see yourself or do you see your face? Is that the same thing? It is not really the same thing. Then there is another way to think about it: do you know who you are?
Space and Perception
The way we normally live in terms of space is on Earth. We can walk, go on a horse, a train, a car, an airplane, a rocket and we move around the Earth or slightly beyond it. The way we operate in time and space is primarily through our sense perceptions. We perform actions and those actions take time. They occur in space. This is a normal way of existing.
This is because the human mind is greatly influenced by sense organs and perceptions. Einstein said that sense perception is useful only for everyday reality. Once you get beyond it, sense perception is deceptive and ceases to provide the observer with reliable data.
At Stanford University, California, research was done on how some primitive tribes perceive things differently than we in the west. A tribesman with a herd of animals in a mountain area can see over the mountain. How? Because he is not limited by the idea that he can’t, he does not know that seeing through mountains is impossible. He can see round the other side of the mountain because he doesn’t have our mentality that says that you can’t see the other side of the mountain. He uses his powers of perception differently from westerners. Our awareness has become very limited by our physical perception of everyday reality.
We humans are intelligent. But if you read the newspapers, you might think that we are not intelligent enough, because everything we do seems to make matters worse. Actions motivated by negative emotions like greed, anger etc. make everything worse. We would like to do the right thing but somehow we can’t.
There is a crisis of the will. The will is weak right now. Where is your will located? Is it somewhere in your mind? Is it in your heart or in your intellect? Is it some sort of muscle? Actually your will is in your soul. The soul itself has to be regenerated. The source for the soul is the Supreme Being. That is a very powerful force which is also known to operate at the end of time and at the beginning of time. This is referred to as the Alpha and the Omega.
Karma: Cause and Effect
People want to know the future, yet are convinced it cannot be known in advance. Whatever you do is the cause of some effect, and that effect is the cause of another effect. The last effect is ultimately the first cause. We are talking about eternity. If you think of time in terms of cause and effect, then effects become causes of other effects and it keeps going until you have a circle that represents the sum total of all causes and effects. The last effect becomes the first cause. You keep going until finally you come back to where it started from. Time goes like that and arrows go like that. Your clock is going like that.
In Singapore, there is a statue whose arm is so long that it circles the world and its finger returns to touch his back. (see beginning of article) How far could your arm or action stretch and where would it ultimately reach? This metaphor defines the law of karma; your hand is the instrument for action, and the consequences of whatever actions you perform automatically return to touch your back.
All of us are continuously performing action. To act is to plant seeds. According to the seed you plant, you must accept the fruit of that seed. This is the philosophy of karma: every action produces an equal and opposite return. The consequences of karma are short term, medium term and long term. Short can be as short as instantaneously and long can be thousands of years. So whatever you do first, whenever you begin to act in your existence, is also the fruit you experience at the end of time.
Free will or Pre-destination
Some people question whether we have freewill or whether everything is predestined. Some say: “We have freewill!” and others say: “No, everything is predestined!…I don’t have to do anything, it will happen by itself.” It is subtle because we have to catch which moment is free will and which moment is predestined.
Do you believe you have a destiny? A few believe they have a destiny and quite a few don’t. Nobody knows his destiny. Some people can feel it. Jimmy Carter said that he felt that he was destined to become president of America and he became it. When you ask young people: what will you be when you grow up? They often say they cannot see any thing in the future. The primitive tribes in the Stanford research project, could remember the future because they did not know that the future can’t be known in advance. It all depends on your mentality.
The present moment is the razor’s edge between the past and the future. The present lasts for one second, and when that second is gone, you have no more control over it. People are concerned about their free will, their freedom of action. If you ask whether there is pre-destination or free will, most people assert: “we are free!”
If you are distracted during one particular second, are you free and in control of your action during that second? I would say: you are not free. It is in such a moment that you say: “oh! I made a mistake!” But you cannot return back to that second because it is gone into the past. The next second has arrived and you have to be present and available to act in that second. But if in your mind, you are regretting your mistake of the previous second, then you also miss the next second! You have control over your actions only when you are present for that actual second of time.
Reversal of Time During the Confluence Age
There is another kind of time which is going in the opposite direction of the chronological time. The Diamond Age, also known as the Auspicious Confluence Age. To raise the quality from the Iron Age to Golden Age is not possible. Except that at the end of the Iron Age, you do rise and arrive at the beginning of the Golden Age. The diamond time is super-imposed upon regular time. The Supreme Power causes a complete change or reversal of time. Chronological Time continues to pursue its course. However, for the quality to transform from iron to gold requires a total change. This force brings a different time that operates parallel and opposite to current time. It resembles the bi-directional flow of water in the Bosphorus at Istanbul.
Chronological time, in terms of quality of time, is deteriorating. To move from the iron to the gold, you need a form of time which is ameliorating. There has to be a force operating in time that rejuvenates everything, changing the old to young or new. That force has to operate on people physically, mentally, socially, financially, spiritually, in every possible way. That is an extremely powerful force which carries the state of the world and the states of the people from the bottom to the top. That is an extraordinary transformative power. It is an intelligent power. In India a name for God is Mahakaal, which is usually translated as the great death, but it can just as well be translated as the Great Time, which, by extension, can be interpreted as the force that reverses the effect of time.
Time actually doesn’t necessarily exist in and of itself. Time is computed as how long it takes to do something. It is said that time is money. Time can be compared to money in the sense that when you perform negative actions, you go into negative time, or negative fortune and invoke negative events in the future. Negative time is also experienced as loss of the treasure of time. Time is not available for you, time does not cooperate with you. If you would see into the minds of all of people here, consider how many negative feelings will be produced in one day? Moments of sorrow, hopelessness, doubt, moments of anger or irritation? They tend to be much more frequent and durable than moments of extreme faith in yourself and in your destiny. The predominant energy of thoughts and feelings of the people is declining to a lower vibrational quality or getting dissipated.
Positive Time Through Pure Thought
There is a distinction between time that is going into negative energetic force, based on material values; and time that is going into positive energetic force, based on spiritual values.
Instead of being in the negative, let your mind hold only powerful, pure, true thought. That changes the quality of time. You can say that your feet are in the Iron Age descending into the negative energetic field, yet your mind is connected with the much more powerful energy of understanding that is rising into a positive energetic field.
Material values or materialism cause the mind to move into negative vibrations which lead to Ego or negative self image. When a person compares what they possess with what someone else has, it generates a negative inner feelings or experience. In terms of possessions you say: I have less and those people have more. Confusing what you have with what you are, leads many to be motivated by acquiring possessions and positions. In that case they can be easily corrupted. But what you are and what you have are two different things.
Is it better to be a weak soul in powerful position or a powerful soul in a weak position?
By shifting your sense of awareness to a spiritual orientation, you give higher value to what you are than what you have. The Iron Age gets progressively stronger, the souls get weaker, and acquire things through corrupt means, while a powerful soul who maintains his integrity gets less and less. You all just indicated that it is better to be a powerful soul in a weak situation, because by moving a little forward in time, clearly a powerful soul will attract what is necessary and a weak soul will lose it.
From Negative to Positive Quality of Time
To go through a change of time, from negatively charged energetic time to positively charged energetic time, you need great personal strength. You have to get it from up a source outside the material universe. Whenever there is huge change there is also a lot of disturbance and chaos. The key thing is to take maximum power from above in order to have greater personal stability while circumstances here below become progressively unstable.
You have to be spiritually powerful to connect with that one above. This connection will carry you across disturbing times, and enable you to get all the necessary internal ingredients to carry you across physical hardship. If you are weak inside, it is impossible to cross difficult times. But if you are aware, spiritually awake and connected to the higher power, then at such a time that power is with you, and you will just cross.
Everything is going into negative energetic time, but you are moving in the opposite direction, into positive energetic time. This takes you to a destination where circumstances and physical matter tend towards a beautiful, natural, correct way of life. This positioning of the self is a form of leadership. You lead the way through simply knowing: I am a spiritual being, I have access and I take that strength and I go across. Others will follow.
Shifts in Consciousness Create Shifts in Values
Throughout time there is a change in the quality of your existence. At times the quality of your existence is very good. Considering time in terms of the effect of action, depending on the quality of action of humanity in general, the consequences of our activities would be the quality of the world we live in. Some people’s actions have very little impact on society. But the actions of people who are in the most powerful positions in any gathering or country influence a vast population. What a king says influences everybody in the kingdom. The actions of people who are in high political, economic, religious position, influence many. The actions of others will influence only their family. There is a law that says: The higher the position a person occupies, the greater their accountability. An eternal immortal soul who comes into action and time is also accountable.
Material values originate in the concept of being matter. For your body, you need a house, money, a car, clothing, airplanes, you need to eat, and you need various other items. Material values come from thinking of your self as an object. You say: my body is male or female. If it is mine it is a possession, an object. But if you think that it is me that means I am an object. Then you have to ask yourself: are you a possession or a possessor? If you say: “this is my body” who is the possessor of your body. It should be you, the eternal immortal soul.
The elements that make up a human soul are not physical. Your body is made of air, earth, fire, water, ether. Ultimately, your body is a leather bag of warm mud with bones in it to give it shape. Most of people think about it like that: “this one is a very beautiful warm mud and this one is a very ugly warm mud.” Through our auditory and visual perception, we are strongly influenced by these warm muddy items. But, you are not warm mud or a piece of fashion! The soul is made of love, peace, purity, inner power and bliss. Are you peace, bliss, love, purity and inner power or are you a bag of warm mud?
In the world today, more and more things are in the hands of less and less people, and more and more people find themselves with practically no resources. These are the consequences of materialism. If everyone were motivated by purity, peace, love and bliss it would be a different world. What is necessary to change from material values to spiritual values? One is to have a very good memory. Can you remember back to the beginning of time? The beginning of time was the Golden Age or Paradise. Paintings of paradise portray everybody there as quite rich. There are no poor or sick people. It is very beautiful. There is no pollution. There are no wars. It was based on spiritual values. Now you have pollution, war, poverty etc. that are the ultimate consequence of actions based on material values.
Material consciousness creates confusion as to how we value ourselves and other human beings. Some people identify with their religion. That is deeper. “I am a catholic.” Nobody will say: “I am only a catholic.” Why? That means something: it refers to your values and to your spirituality. It brings you to the question of self-honor. Sometimes you hear people say: I am a bad catholic! That means: I don’t go to church as often as I should. It doesn’t mean: I perform criminal actions. Behind your religion, there are other more subtle identifications. That is your spirituality.
Shifts in Values Create Shifts in Circumstances
When people acquire physical wealth on the basis of material values, it depletes the Earth’s non renewable resources, and compromises its potential for sustaining renewable resources. They say there is enough for everyone’s needs but not for everyone’s greed. If you destroy the Earth, where would you live?
When you fill yourself, the depleted soul, with the higher qualities of love, peace, happiness etc, which come from a non material and extra-terrestrial spiritual source, you get a different result. Individuals are spiritual beings so their source must be spiritual and extra-terrestrial. The Ocean of love, peace, bliss, purity, inner power, strength and wisdom dwells beyond the material universe. That intelligence radiates a different energy which changes the quality of time and of matter.
The Quantum Leap is: Shifting from Masks to the Glow
Behind the masks of material identities, lies the glow of spirituality. Spirituality is very subtle and intangible. In material consciousness, it is difficult to grasp. Consider the question: who is the real me behind the mask? It is difficult to answer because it lies beyond your professional identity, nationality, or social position. It is difficult to grasp because you are really trying to apprehend your own soul, and you can’t see a spirit.
The masks are false due to being impermanent, and none of them are really you. It is just a production or performance. We perform: I am the father or the mother, or I am the boss or the employee, or I am the stupid one, or I am the murderer. Different facets. But can you be totally real and with no mask?
It takes a lot of courage to remove your mask. During Halloween or Mardi Gras when they put on masks it gives them permission to do anything they want. With your mask on, you feel free to do anything you like, because nobody knows who you are. One Halloween event I went with no mask, but I put a wig on and nobody could tell who I was though my face was visible. Hair makes so much difference. I put on a bright red dress and long blond hair. I saw the same people that I was with during the whole day. Nobody knew who I was. I was very surprised.
The mask implies that nobody really knows who you are. When you take off the mask, the essential reality of yourself becomes visible. It is risky because they will see you totally. Do you have anything to hide? You know what you might want to hide. There is a doubt that maybe, deep down, I am not perfect. If everybody would see how imperfect you are, that would be very delicate. They would see your pain, your shame, all the things that you normally hide behind the masks. That is why everybody likes masks.
The quantum leap is to remove the mask. It is a risk that requires enormous courage because of feelings like: “maybe they might reject me.” Nobody likes to be rejected. We put on a mask and say: “don’t reject me, I am very interesting, I am beautiful, I am rich, I am important.” We want people to appreciate us. But if we take off the mask, there is a risk: “maybe they will like me, maybe they won’t.”
Then you have to ask yourself a deeper question: do I like me? You have to be really honest with yourself: do I love myself? Do I like me? Am I honorable in my own eyes? We have to think about our honor. When you take off all the masks and go deep inside, if you can say: “yes I am honorable”, then you are very ready to take off your mask.
Spirituality means: looking behind the mask to see what is there. Material consciousness is focused on the mask. The mask is everything. In material consciousness there is nothing behind the mask. The quantum leap to spiritual consciousness is the intention to look behind the mask. This is why we question: who am I? My mask is my performance, but who am I behind it?
Otherwise, you think about your life, and find it is all about role. You play different roles with different souls. When you think about your identity, you may say: “I am a doctor.” Many people identify with their professional mask. Your professional mask indicates how much money you earn, which in turn indicates your social status. In material consciousness the value of a person is how much money they earn. This is why people like to identify with their professional mask. Sometimes when I ask the women in particular about what they do, I hear this word “only”: “I am only a housewife.” You would never hear the doctor say: “oh, I am only a doctor.” But a housewife says: “I am only a housewife.” And then I ask then: “why are you saying only? Just because you don’t get paid does it mean that you don’t have any value? Is that why you say I am only a housewife! Or only a voluntary worker…”
It is very difficult to know who you are. The people in the house where you live: your wife, your husband, your children, your parents, do you know who they are? Do you think they know who you are? They probably know a little bit. A person is like a diamond with 56 facets. Others may see two or three of your 56 facets. Your friends see other facets. At work, they see yet other facets. And you have very private facets that nobody sees. Which one is you? The facets are masks. Ask yourself: “Ok! Is any one of the masks the real me?” Or: are all of them only masks? Usually, we think some of them are masks and some of them are me. In spirituality, they teach us that we are actors. That means all of the masks are masks. So who is the real you behind the mask?
Have you have ever seen a diamond through a microscope? Inside a diamond there is a glow. If you remove all the masks behind which you are normally work: how do you feel? You would be just a glow with no mask. Probably when God is looking at you, He sees that glow. If you would be God, would you look at the glow or the mask?
The Third Eye
Have you heard about the third eye? Of course, everybody only has two eyes! But it is very useful to have a third eye. The third eye sits in the middle of the forehead. The two eyes see everyday reality and the assisted two eyes see non visible material reality, using technical assistance like x-rays to see inside the body, or telescopes to see planets which are light years away. Technology can show us infra-red or ultra-violet light. The naked eyes see only within a certain spectrum and within a certain size range which we can call everyday reality.
To go outside everyday reality, we use scientific instruments. We use the microscope to see very small things, telescope to see very distant things. We use skype to see somebody who is not in the same room with us. Technology extends our range of perception of material reality.
Technology stops where spirituality starts. The third eye represents the soul’s ability to perceive non-physical things. It is not possible to see a soul. You can understand what a soul is. And when you do, you say: “oh, I see!” One type of seeing is visual; other type of seeing is understanding. The third eye is not for seeing material things but for perceiving non material realities.
The third eye refers to your mental and intellectual capacity to conceptualize things that are outside material reality. Once you get to the limit of the material you reach the spiritual. Beyond physics there is metaphysics. The mask is material. The glow or the intelligence behind it, is spiritual.
Material Body, Spiritual Soul
All of us are a combination of two completely distinct things. You have the body and then you have the soul. Have you seen a dead body? There is no soul. Everything is there but you say: “he is not there.” There is just a body but not a person. We say: this is the remains of the person. That means: when a person is dead, what’s left? When we are alive, we don’t call this body the remains. I am here. But if I go, then this remains.
The quantum leap is to shift from the idea of “I am this living, moving, breathing, active, visible person” to “I am the glow behind the mask.”
How do we do that? There is an internal positioning that you can try out, to perceive the difference between me and my body. Almost everybody has their eyes. Your eyes are comparable to cameras. Imagine a little spirit inside your head who is looking out through your eyes. Can you identify yourself with someone inside who is looking out through the eyes. Your eyes move around, right? You can focus close, you can focus far. You see the thing you are looking at, and you have your peripheral vision. Who is moving your eyes around like that? Or do they do it by themselves? Do they know what to do?
Do I look where I want, or do my eyes tell me what to see? Who is in charge? Sometimes you see something you are not supposed to see. Who decides what is bad? Your eyes don’t see something and then say: “oh I shouldn’t see that!” and look in another direction. Somebody inside decides. You say: “these are my eyes.” So who is the owner of your eyes? It is quite subtle. This is an exercise to distinguish between your sense organs of perception and you, the one who perceives visual phenomena through your eyes. You can close your eyes, and if you want and open up them again… Who decides? “I”. So again we return to this mysterious question: “who am I?”
Who is the soul? This is the very subtle question of your identity. The more you think about it, the more it forces you to let go of identifying with something that you realize is not your identity.
The Human Soul is Genderless
There are not female or male souls. You have a female or a male body. When you say: “I am a man” or “I am a woman” that is not true. I have a male body or a female body. I am genderless. What’s that? Am I feminine soul? Am I masculine soul? You can be feminine minded or you can be masculine minded. Some men are very feminine and some women are very masculine. Some people are perfectly balanced between the masculine and feminine. It is quite rare but it exists. Your spiritual self is genderless. Your body is the thing that gives you a gender.
It is said that the soul is light. The sun is also light. Usually they say the sun is masculine and the moon is feminine. “El sol y la luna.” This is because of the symbolic value of these celestial orbs. This is quite subtle. Everybody’s body is about 70% water. A recent typhoon named Haiyan was the most powerful typhoon ever to hit land. Survivors said the wind, at over 200 mph, screamed like a woman. But none of it is masculine or feminine. When you drink a glass of water, it is not a feminine or a masculine thing. Water is genderless, yet it symbolizes the feminine aspect.
Intelligence and sensitivity is contained within your soul. Your taste, your preference for one thing or another is contained in your soul. Your feelings about whether something is right or wrong, are also in your soul. These are very subtle things are called conscience. Consciousness is genderless.
Meaning and Aesthetics
These ideas take us into a very different kind of thought process from being caught up in the day to day material world. As soon as you start going into these deep questions: “who am I?” and “what am I?” you go beyond the everyday world. Keeping yourself exclusively to the everyday world, gives you insufficient meaning to satisfy you. Then you look for satisfaction through your senses organs. You want to eat because of the taste. You want to wear a certain dress because is beautiful. You want to buy a certain type of house because of its qualities, not just utilitarian but aesthetic.
The aesthetic is somewhere in between the material and the spiritual. Music also will take you towards the material side or the other more spiritual side. The other arts have this capacity. These are ways of transcending the limitations of day to day reality. When you don’t have access to what is beyond day to day reality your life loses meaning.
If all you do is eat, sleep, reproduce, what is that? It doesn’t have meaning. What is the most meaningful thing in your existence? You would probably say something like love. What is love? Can you go to the shop and buy two kilos of love? People try to buy love but you can’t. How do you get love? Everybody wants love.
You have to give it. When you give from your heart, it makes you feel very good. That means you are giving love from your heart. You are giving a form of spiritual energy from your heart. This is why some say, the soul is your heart. But it is not the kind of heart that pumps your blood. It is the core of your being.
Consciousness of Being a Soul is the Quantum Leap
The dominant reality is the soul and the secondary reality is material. When your spiritual aspect is dominant then you bring God into the picture. Bringing the energy and the intelligence of God into the picture gives meaning. Then the material is subject to the spirit. When you are into materialism, the spirit is subject to the body and then the spirit gets damaged.
A big problem in the world today is damaged souls. If you take off your mask and find the damaged soul beneath, you will feel pain and horror. But if you take care of your soul and then take off your mask, you will have a beautiful warm glow. Then you feel that you are something like light, a child of God, eternal, happy, free.
The Mind Space
Where are your dreams? In your mind. Where is your mind? Have you ever seen a mind? Everybody has a mind? All of you have said that you have a soul… Have you seen a soul? You know you are one. Do dead people have souls? Actually the soul gives life to the body. It is the animating force of the material body. Your body is made of the elements of air, earth, fire, water and ether, in exactly the same proportions as the Earth itself. When you die, the priest intones: “earth to earth, ashes to ashes, etc.”
Meaning and Poets
The self that thinks and feels is more subtle than your body. We assign meaning in our mind to whatever we perceive through our sense perceptions. If there are no poets, no artists and no musicians, then there is no access to meaning. That meaning gives a greater dimension to our existence. We have to think about our existence, about our life: What is our life? Our culture is predominately materialistic. Materialism gives rise to two problems. The first problem: materialism destroys the Earth. The second problem: the prevailing moral attitudes of most societies create hypocrisy. These two problems are difficult to resolve. This is one of the reasons why we need a quantum leap.
The Space of Silence
The physical world is of time and space, beyond it there is the mental space, and beyond that there is a third space which is of silence. The quantum leap we need to make is to go into that silence space. Actions of substance, powerful actions originate in silence. So it is very important for us to be able to access that dimension of silence. There are physical activities, mental activities, and then there is silence. Do you know how to remain in silence for one minute? I mean not just physical silence but mental silence?
When you find yourself alone in silence, things start happening in your mind. There is a global epidemic of worry. You worry about money, about your relatives, about your health. “What’s going to happen? Why did that happen? This is not right, that is not right.”
A lot of mental energy goes in thinking thousands of thoughts. Every word and action is preceded by a thought or flow of thought. Many are repetitive. Some suffer from obsessive compulsive thinking. Many thoughts are not followed by words or actions. Sometimes in your mind you say: “shall I do it? No, yes, maybe?” and you don’t do anything! “Should I do this or should I do that? This is right but that is also right, which one shall I do? What would people think? How do I know if it is right or not?” In that way we expend a lot of time. All this goes on in the mental space. The soul wastes a lot of energy doing both physical and mental actions that are fruitless.
Three Aspects of Time
One is eternal time. The second is temporary time, chronological time. Then there is another time which is: how everything changes? Things change, so we need to know in which direction they change. Are things getting better or worse? You tell me.
Ok we better have an election. Who think things are going better?
Ok that’s very good. Now who think that they are going worse?
OK. That’s about the same amount…
Now there is another kind of time and space. The progression of the soul through time involves expenditure of energy. The energy of the soul gets consumed through actions in space and time. You are continuously getting weaker as time goes by.
Usually when you get tired you go to sleep. Where do you go when you go to sleep? You go in bed, you lay down and then go to sleep. Where do you go? Into a space of silence. Into the subconscious. Anyway, you separate from your body. Yes? You are not dead! Some cultures call sleep: the little death. You leave your body and you come back again. That is you wake up. Some time you are half asleep half awake. This is a nice space to be in.
When your soul passes through time it reaches a point where it cannot get any weaker. There is a point in the soul where you have maximum energy and another point where you have minimum energy. You go around the cycle of time; there is something called beginning of time and something call end of time.
At the present we have reached a very dangerous time. In fact, if you look around the world, there are several countries at war either internally or with each other. We could have global total economic collapse at any time. Every few days there is some big earthquake, some deadly hurricane. There are so many whales who don’t want to swim in the ocean anymore. Yes! They don’t like the ocean anymore. They jump on boats or commit suicide. This is not normal. Something is going on. But we don’t know what.
The eternal soul has to develop a special flexibility, so that you can collapse all of time into your mind in one circle; and all of space in one circle. You can make a little drawing like that and say: “that’s time and the other one, that’s space.” You position yourself outside time and space.
Being a soul, whether or not you are not in a body, you are still there. People have a survival instinct but you continue to exist as an individual whether you are dead or alive, in a body or not. If you are not here on the Earth in a body, then you could be in the mind space or in the silence space.
The Forces of Positivity and Negativity
There is a leap we need to make. Time moves from a beginning towards the end. You begin with a lot of energy and end up with almost no energy. Your personal energy is depleted and Earth’s energy is depleted. Then we have to deal with the force of negativity. Equally powerful to the force of negativity is the force of positivity. That is more subtle.
At the Confluence or Diamond Age between two time cycles, the two forces meet each other. During that time you need special mental flexibility to be equally comfortable in the silence space, the mental space and the physical space; so that you can move easily between these two times. The two time cycles overlap. You have an opportunity to jump from one time cycle to the other one; one time cycle is plunging into an extremely destructive abyss while at the same time another time force is raising the quality of everything.
The force of negativity is pulling one time cycle down causing everything we know to collapse. Either you can collapse with it or you transfer to the other force which is rising. What do you prefer?
We have to practice to let go of the body. For that you need to understand the three aspects of your being. One aspect is your physical body. Another body looks like this one but is made of light, like a shadow of white subtle light. We call that the subtle body. You also can separate from that and become only the soul in the form of a point of light. You need to remember these tree things.
While the energy of materialism is bringing the collapse of everything, your body goes with it. Your body is part of the Earth but it’s not you. It is your equipment. You need equipment but you are not equipment.
Your body of light goes with your mind. Your mind is a vehicle. You can go anywhere with that vehicle. You can actually separate, physically go one way and mentally go another way. Like a rocket dropping its stages.
These two are superimposed upon each other. The old time cycle going down with the new time cycle going up and there is a bridge between the two. You need to be able to stand on this bridge. Just to walk across.
The Bridge over Troubled Waters
This bridge is an attitude or a position that you adopt vis-à-vis what you perceive. When you perceive physically that things are going badly, just because it looks like it is going badly, it doesn’t mean that it is going badly. Something else is going on as well. The force of good is also operating. The positive force makes you into the maximum, best, powerful, spiritual, value-based combination possible. The soul has to jump from its weakest point to its most powerful point. The bridge allows you to make that leap.
On this bridge you have direct access to the source of power and wisdom. Your body is made of air, earth, water, fire, ether; but you, the soul, are made of purity, peace, power, love and bliss. However, to get on that bridge, you have to dis-identify from and let go of your body, and identify with the soul.
Your body connects you to people, places and objects. When you leave your body, you also leave the people and places you are physically connected to, and your physical possessions. But to become detached from them, you need to see your people as beings of light who also have bodies, but they themselves are not bodies. You can let go of your attachment to their bodies because they, the souls, are just as eternal as you.
In exchange for your possessions and places, you will get better ones in the future. When a car get very old, you get rid of it and get a new one. It is normal to let go of old things and acquire new ones. You regenerate yourself by connecting with the source. You do that in your mind, in the mental space. However, your mind is polluted because you have worries, doubts, obsessive compulsive thinking, etc. All that prevents you from crossing that bridge.
Let it Be
The real work is to practice going into the silence zone. You do that by allowing everything to be what it is without qualifying it as good or bad, you like it or don’t like it, etc.
In eternal time you are absolutely still and in a perfectly pure, peaceful, powerful, loving, blissful condition. Practice going there and being there, even though your mind will disturb you and pull you away. Keep on persisting, and you will acquire that detached and peaceful stability.
The Holographic Movie
Another device you can use is the cycle of changes. All changes go slowly from absolutely perfect to absolutely imperfect and then they start again. It is an identical repetition.
It is important to reduce the power of sense impressions to control you. Consider this world as a three dimensional holographic movie. When you see a movie, you have a remote device that enables you to stop it anytime you want; you always know this is only a film. Most movies make you laugh, cry and increase your heart rate, only by sounds and images. You always know that is not real. Even though you tell yourself: I will watch the movie, I will not cry. You cry. The power of the images and music is often greater than your power to control your feelings.
It is important to look at this earthly reality as if it were a three dimensional holographic movie. This practice reduces the power of sense impressions to control you. When you consider it to be a cycle of changes, you know that everything goes through this cycle eternally anyway. Intellectually at least, gradually you get ready to let it go totally. In your mind, you can fill your soul with all that lost energy and get ready to go to the next cycle.
You need power but you don’t have power and you have to get it from the Almighty. The Almighty is not just sitting there being almighty for no reason. There is a purpose. This is your source. You have to fill from that source. You have to drink all of it. Nothing will happen to it. Don’t worry.
But it is an extraordinary phenomenon. This source can be called God or the Higher power or the Supreme being. You can connect only with your mind, not with your body, because that One resides in the silent zone. You have to go there with your mind. The mind has to be very still in order for you to be able to jump, to drop the consciousness of the body, and establish yourself as a soul in your perfect form. Then connect and draw light from that Supreme Source into yourself. This is what is done on the bridge of the confluence between two cycles.
You have to give up worries and doubts. Definitely give up obsessive compulsive thinking. Practice. Once you make even a slight contact, you get power. When you have power you start to get more power. It is like money: you need money to make money, but you have to get some money from somewhere. Make special effort to connect to get at least a little bit. Then you start to pull power and you can take as much as you wish, because it is an unlimited source. You just have to be as greedy as you can.
But it is a leap. Move away from everyday consciousness and bring yourself into eternal consciousness, by identifying with the soul. That means be very sure that you cannot die. With or without your body you cannot die. That is the key.
Some people doubt in themselves. “Maybe the source will not open up for me! Maybe I am not worthy!” This is a doubt. It is very important to make very sure for yourself: “I am worthy.” Whatever is on your conscience you have to let it go.
The quantum leap is to live simultaneously in two qualitatively different ages. This really works and it is available to us at the present time. This why you have to make your mind very pure. This is the underground work of a person who stands on the bridge of the confluence age.
Then you become an agent for change. This kind of change cannot be accomplished politically. It is done spiritually but political, economic, environmental consequences are to be expected. The work is to keep the mind in that mental space beyond, and to keep connected with the divine intelligence who is the cause of this qualitative change. This leap of consciousness is to keep oneself aware. You continue in everyday visible reality and yet align yourself mentally with that other dimension. It is a continuing process.
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The Power of Concentration
Lecture presented at the Department of Statistics, UN Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, 17 July 2013
There are many forms of concentration. Concentration is one of four steps of meditation. The aim of meditation is to keep the mind focussed on one selected thought or concept and then follow associated thoughts that take you to the destination of that thought, which is a deep understanding of the significance of that concept. The first step is ‘initiation’, a decision to think about a particular subject. The second step is ‘mediation’ – gathering together in your mind the associated ideas and relevant thoughts. You follow progressively deeper thoughts on that topic, which leads you to mental focus and you are independent of distractions. This completely focussed state of mind is ‘concentration’. Concentration is achieved when the right thoughts emerge at high speed as if you are driving on a highway at high speed towards your destination. Arriving at your destination is the fourth step: ‘realisation’. At that point you have understood, your mind becomes totally quiet and your soul experiences fulfilment.
The system of Raj Yoga addresses different aspects of consciousness. Both concentration and conscience are associated with the ‘intellect’. Conscience includes your power of discernment, not only on a moral or ethical level, but also in determining true or false conceptually. The intellect is the instrument of consciousness that chooses the focus of concentration. Meditation can be described as the choice to ponder upon what is worth thinking about.
A Raja Yogi practices various mental exercises. For example observe the inner world of mind at the end of the day and assess the quality of thoughts that occurred by categorizing types of thoughts in a spectrum from negative, meaningless, boring, pure, powerful, to positive thoughts. Choose to dwell upon the pure, powerful and positive, while eschewing the meaningless and negative.
Many people experience difficulty in concentration due to preoccupation with extraneous matters. It might be problems in relationships with colleagues, friends or family members or any other issue that is preying on your mind. Such preoccupations pull your attention away from the matter in hand.
Depending on the fragility of your heart, the preoccupation has greater or lesser power to control you. We are not robots, we have feelings which are influenced by what we see and hear. In particular our relationships affect our feelings. Concentration prevents obsessive thinking about issues or people. That is considered a good achievement. Ordinarily, a person with less power of concentration is unable to stop the flow of extraneous thoughts.
A thought worth thinking about, might be ‘What is my value as a human being?’ Contemplating on that takes you deep inside. You might start collecting thoughts connected with your professional designation, reputation, salary, number of people or organisations where you have influence, and where you actually contribute something that adds value. Accordingly you will calculate your value.
But if any of those identifications cease to be a reality, this can be stressful. If I can no longer calculate my value in those terms, I am suddenly in a weak position which immediately affects my concentration levels. When meditating with the aim of developing powers of concentration around the subject ‘what is my value?’ we need to collect other kinds of thoughts that are focussed on greater subtleties. Consider instead: ‘what are my values?’ That means to look at oneself in terms of our ethics and morality. Where we are working, where we are living, our family, our society and so on. In any given day you will invariably experience challenges at this level and some ethical dilemmas to resolve. If you are emotionally involved, this clouds your mind and reduces the power of your concentration.
The power of concentration quietens and controls emotions. Consider the spectrum of emotions and identify the details of that spectrum in a number of different ways. Select emotions which take over your mind – i.e. negative emotions. Another selection might be ‘finer feelings’ which are positive, refined and calm, unlike the turbulence caused by negative emotions. Examples of negative emotions are: feelings of betrayal, of being excluded, of being treated unfairly, of injustice or self-doubt. There may be feelings of revenge prompted by a remembered incident. These negative emotions and can trigger negative or extraneous thoughts. Whenever a feeling triggers negative or extraneous thoughts it drains your mental energy which is then no longer available for your use. You are then reduced in your functionality and less able to consider relevant data. You cannot pay full attention in your conversations or towards your reading material, or the flow of creative energy is substantially reduced if you have to create a document or a presentation. Concentration power protects your from loss or lowering of efficiency in your mental work.
Concentration power develops intellectual honesty, which is the internal ‘muscle’ that directs your thinking. The ‘intellect’ is also expressed as the conscience. Many people act, speak or think thoughts which go against their own conscience. Whenever you go against your conscience, this subtle inner instrument of conscience is reduced in its functionality, and this in turn reduces your power of concentration.
If you value your intellectual capacity, you will ensure that your conscience retains functionality because you need it for your thinking, processing of concepts and decision-making. Whenever your activities go against your conscience there is internal conflict. In response, some people create a division within their consciousness, known in the field of psychology as ‘compartmentalisation’. It is a way to cut your consciousness into sections, so that this part of me deals with work, this part of me deals with family, this part of me deals with political aspects, etc. By compartmentalising the consciousness one is able to avoid having to reconcile irreconcilable areas where you are at odds with yourself. However, ultimately you have to face the fact that you have compromised your integrity. This is counterproductive for a person who wants to maintain a clear conscience.
Your thinking is influenced and affected by other people’s thinking. The mind is our ‘sixth sense’. The mind is a subtle mechanism that picks up thoughts that come from other people that take the form of atmospheres and vibrations. In the very early morning the ‘mind space’ is cleaner, clearer for doing your thinking. People who practice Raja Yoga seriously to their mental exercises between 4 and 5 am. This provides us with a form of mental energy for use throughout the day. It has a two-fold purpose, one is to develop the muscle of concentration, and the other is to absorb a form of spiritual energy that charges up your inner being. However, if it is missed there is a slight reduction of the feeling of inner power and clarity of thinking. Try to keep it regular because it really is an enhancement.
The first step of the exercise is to create a mental image of a point of light. From a geometrical point of view, a point is without size. Kandinsky has described its importance in his book Point, Line and Plane. That image is the most concentrated of all possible concentrations. Hold the image of a point of light steady in your mind. In essence the consciousness of a human being is a concentration into a single point of light. Hold the thought of the form of the inner self as a point of light.
The nature of the mind is usually scattered. The mind accepts sensory information that comes into the brain principally through your seeing and your hearing. Seeing includes reading. Everything that comes into your mind through your sense perceptions will trigger associations. Some associations are extremely creative and some are very destructive. You need to be selective and choose to put a stop to the flow of irrelevant or destructive associations. This develops ‘will power. The moment you decide that you will not follow that particular line of association then your focus of attention stops going there. Be selective and aware of the thoughts generated by association and just say ‘no’ or ‘yes’, ‘go there’, ‘don’t go there’. Developing will power keeps the mind free from distractions. Distraction obstructs our clarity of thinking. If you are plagued by any personal issue which interferes with your performance at work, that is a distraction. Will power is real power.
If your power of concentration is up to the mark you will still any distraction and it ceases to occupy your mind. This mental power is generated through regularly practising the exercise of the first thought: ‘I am a point of light’: that means to say ‘I identify myself as the smallest representation of self’. All the other aspects of my life are performances and secondary. We are all actors and we perform roles in relationship with other people. This idea and practice of being a point influences all your performances. The people you interact with are other actors. You can exercise your right and your will to think about them or not, depending on what is relevant, appropriate, suitable. You decide ‘OK, today – this morning – for one hour I will think about ‘what is my value as a being?’ That decision implies that you practice to quieten any thought that arises in my mind that contradicts or is irrelevant. Then bring relevant thoughts onto the screen of your mind.
Once you start doing this you realise you are on a battlefield. You observe many thought forms that demand your attention. When you assert that they are irrelevant, and choose not to think about them, they assert an energy to draw your attention. This is why you have to practice. It’s a form of gym for the mind. So you say to yourself ‘OK self, now come on’ I choose to generate thoughts which are relevant to this topic, and if I don’t generate them, then the distractions will succeed in drawing my attention away, then I will have failed to maintain my concentration.
You need to select the topic, and the ability you want to develop, in advance. You decide what is worth thinking about. The purpose of concentration is to go deep into a concept. Initially you require a lot of mental energy to create an adequate collection of relevant thoughts that you can work with. In the initial stages of the exercise your mind gets distracted very easily. It takes power to initialise the process. You might have spent time earlier in the day or the previous day developing a collection of thoughts that you are really going to think about during your meditation time or your thinking time. When you reach the second step, the ‘meditation’, where you really are circulating exclusively those thoughts in your mind, to penetrate, and make the effort to grasp the deeper meaning of what those thoughts are – this actually takes you deeper and your thinking becomes more subtle.
By practicing you realise that most of the time we live on a superficial and gross level of consciousness, through which you miss the finer points of meaning and the subtleties that are truly relevant. The mental effort of going deep refines the intellect causing it to become progressively less gross, you reach an increasingly refined state, and ultimately you come to a point of perfect inner stillness. In that inner stillness you can open up your mind to savour the deeper meaning of what you have been contemplating. In that state you gain revealing and empowering insights. You attain a state of clarity and sometimes experience the happiness of understanding something you didn’t understand before. This is a most enriching experiencing that broadens your wisdom about the deeper aspects of human existence. You arrive at work restored and refreshed having done that exercise. You begin your day by clearing the desk of your mind, as well as your physical desk, and say to yourself: ‘Ok, from now until whenever, I am focussing my attention on this’. You are able to do whatever you have to do because your muscle of concentration is functioning well.
There is always a variety of distractions: phone calls, unexpected e-mails, drama, some emergency etc. Through your power of concentration you rapidly calculate the correct response and speedily resolve the demand and then you drop it. If concentration is reduced there is a tendency to hold on and rethink a number of times. ‘Did I really give the good idea?’ ‘Maybe I should have done it another way.’ ‘Maybe it will disturb this person’, etc. When you re-think some past event, your mind is no longer available for what you have to do next, but it is dragged back into what you just did. Concentration enables you to let go, to drop what is already done, what is already past. Concentration also means to be right here, right now, in the present.
Notes from Dadi Janki London April 22, 2013
Dehi Ahbhimani (Soul Consciousness)
No two BKs are the same, nor can they be. Each one is totally unique. You cannot compare one with another. We should not try to evaluate ourselves or each other on the basis of comparison with another one. We should not discriminate against one on the basis that they are not like another one.
I am speaking slowly, When I use the word “I,” I am observing myself closely, seeing that there is not the slightest trace of arrogance, deh abhimani. The sign of body consciousness is that is brings various feelings, slight traces of toxic feelings within. (Like chemical trails inside the heart. )
The feeling of dehi abhimani (soul consciousness) brings about the feeling of Godly fulfillment. I am watching your faces as you are listening to this. I am speaking to each one of you separately and individually. I am seeing if you are accepting this.
The stage of consciousness of being dehi abhimani, (soul conscious) is easy for Baba. It is easy for the Father who is Omnipotent, sarva shaktivan, having all powers. We have to become complete through the application of all the powers. He is the only one who is sarva shaktivan, omnipotent. Not a single power that arises from the Omnipotent one should be missing from within us. He is making us into the fully empowered ones.
This is the time of the Confluence Age. We are sitting at the confluence age and we are on a pilgrimage. Are we not making all preparations for leaving? Our destination is in our eyes, our vision, and He who is taking us is also in our eyes, our vision. On a pilgrimage cleanliness and truth are imperative. We are being pulled towards Baba and he is drawing us to himself. We are moving away from here and towards the region beyond. There is nothing here for me.
It is not yet 12 hours that I am here and the feeling is we are all going together. No one should get left behind. We are not worrying about anyone, yet we must apply such a method, Viddhi, that pulls the soul so that it gets drawn beyond and goes. The wings of enthusiasm and zeal, as the song goes, let’s fly away, bird.
Someone wrote their experience, of what I was and what I have become. In a second, we should realize what is reality, what it means to be real. This is royalty.
Everyday Dadi Gulzar brings a message. And we sit together daily for deep ruhrihan, spiritual conversation. It is as if we are living together, subtly we are very close. I see she is Baba’s rath, (vehicle) and since childhood, Baba had given her the sustenance that carries her forward in the life of a child. Even now she leads the life of a child. Her service lies in that.
I cannot become that. Her part is extraordinary. She has nothing other than Baba in her heart, nor does she have any one else in her mind, neither does she have any thing else overshadowing her face or her thoughts. She has nothing else except Baba. There is nothing. But…
Baba is knowledgeful, powerful, omnipotent. So He says to me: So what do you have to do? This is why I cannot prevent myself from saying Omshanti three times, and still I do not get a response. Chintan, What is in my thinking … I have no concerns (chinta) at all. There is no sign or trace of any kind of worry in me. Baba is Karavanhar, the one who gets things done. I don’t have to do anything. These are indeed very simple things.
Sometimes I say to Dadi, yours is the instrument, the rath, and you have enabled everyone to know who Baba is. But it is through me that Baba enables everyone to know what Baba does. How He uses me as his instrument in this way.
What does Baba do? He has to make someone dance doesn’t he. He doesn’t think: well she is of a great age… He doesn’t seem to know what having an age means. My cough… Anyway it gets time to perform, and that includes when I lie down to go to sleep, but at the time when I have to speak, my cough will not get any time.
I am telling you this is a matter of extreme bliss, I know who I am and who I belong to. Throughout my life since I have become Baba’s – anyway I never knew what is the attachment and maya of worldly life – I never knew what it meant to be caught up in money and relatives, I was not caught up in any attraction, but my focus has always been: Who is the Father, and Who am I? That is a matter of just two small sentences. There is nothing to be confused about, so please stop being confused. Neither should anyone get confused on seeing you. By being completely clear you are accumulating a huge amount of punya, (Charity.) Stay in pleasure. Remain always in pleasure with a still, quiet Chitta. (Pleasure is Mōj and confusion is Moonj)
The Chitta (Memory where experiences get imprinted)
The mind can never attain stillness until the chitta has become still. There has to be absolutely no impact or consciousness of any thing past imprinted on the chitta, through the intellect considering it to be good or bad.
Why I am telling you this is, if anyone truly wishes to bring about personal change, transformation, today, this is that moment, it has arrived. This is the day of Somwar, Monday, the day of the nectar of knowledge.
These points are so incredible, but they will only work when you never allow any sanskara of any form of body consciousness, (arrogance) because those sanskaras will not allow these points of information to function or operate.
Good points, concepts, are to be applied. If there are issues stuck in your sanskaras, they would have penetrated your swabhav, (nature, conditioning, Modus Operandi.) Then you are pulled into the influence, gravitational force field of your swabhav. (sense of self). This is also mentioned in the Gita. Arjun It is not their fault, they are under the influence of their Swabhav.
Sanskrit dictionary gives swabhav as:
Character, impulse, nature, inherent nature, natural state or constitution, spontaneity, innate or inherent disposition, own condition or state of being. (Knee jerk reaction.)
Do not talk about, or sit and describe or gossip about someone’s swabhav. To discuss someone’s swabhav, to think over it, is dangerous because someone’s swabhav is contagious and can infect your heart, and distort your perception of who that person is.
You have to care for yourself and protect yourself from such influences, which can attack and enter into your heart. The heart is very weak. (Be aware of the power of the colour of company).
Your heart can get hurt in a second. Then it is very difficult to heal it. The heart is the most fragile and sensitive thing of all. Your head is connected with your heart.
To remain happy and share happiness, is the fortune that God has given me. To allow oneself ever not to be happy means that whatever He has given us will be taken back, and it will not return to us. The present time is very fragile and delicate.
As much as God is the Innocent Lord, to that extent, in the present sakar murlis, he is clarifying the question of Dharamraj. (He is making us aware that each thought and second of action has severe consequences). We should never think that we have already read these murlis, but be specially attentive to their immediate current relevance.
Surrendered life means to be a trustee and to be videhi, (bodiless, diseased, incorporeal. To whom did you surrender, to God, not to any human being.
God is wonderful. People ask me about all this, including Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat State. In his speech he may repeat some words I have used, but he doesn’t know their meaning.
You and I are fortunate, because we have no time for anything else. Neither to think about anything else, nor to speak about anything else. What is Baba? And what does He do all day? He doesn’t even sleep. Sakar Baba hardly slept, now he doesn’t sleep.
Destruction of Weaknesses and Deficiencies
Whenever you came in front of Baba, he would disappear, he would become incorporeal. Sit in front of Baba. I came into Baba’s room when I first arrived here. In Diamond House I went three times to Baba’s room. Why? How is it different from when I remember Baba in my room. No, it is special. We should definitely meet Baba in Baba’s room. We should see Baba first and then look at others. Within Baba’s drishti, and in his words… If we want to destroy any deficiencies, or weaknesses within, if we sit specially in front of Baba for this, He will give special drishti. But it will not work if I do not have the lagan (intense desire) to finish them off.
There is a sister whom I had signaled to finish her weaknesses and deficiencies. She went to sit in front of the Tower of Peace. She sat and sat, and she saw and experienced, Baba gave her such power, and she could feel and realize that this weakness will henceforth not come back to me. Another went to sit in Baba’s hut. They found a time when there was space there. The pilgrimage of the four dhams in Pandav Bhawan, (Baba’ Room, The Hut, History Hall and the Tower of Peace). Even you can sit here and do this. This is a pilgrimage.
Baba has given a blessing which he said in a murli regarding the tower of peace. He said, you have to become a tower. It will draw everyone’s attention. In foreign countries, towers are very tall. People’s attention will be drawn to you if you stand as a tower of knowledge, love, power and purity. Through purity, love and knowledge, power arises. Stay in that tower-like consciousness. When you serve through your mouth, some listen and some don’t. But when they see your towering form, they are pulled by purity, peace, love and knowledge.
Now very little time remains. There are the treasures of time, thought and breath. We do not need to put forth any thoughts, there are no thoughts to think. But within our thought let there be purity, peace, love and knowledge. Each one should observe their thoughts. I am watching all of you. Dadi is able to perceive what is going on in each one’s mind to see who has purity, peace, love and knowledge.
Create elevated karma and sanskaras
Narendra Modi was saying that by applying the mind and the intellect, the sanskaras change. He announced about me that Dadi you have taught us how to keep our minds and intellects still. But, how can the old sanskaras get changed. Old sanskaras have been built up over many, many lives. To deal with those, our remembrance has to be so powerful. In every murli Baba tells us to destroy the vikarmas, negative karmas. Destroy the sanskaras, by remembering. Forget everything and remember only Me alone. But then, if I remember something, then… The remembrance of Baba will not occur.
This is a very deep and subtle secret aspect. These deep and subtle points have to be noted separately. Now gyan has become ultra subtle. Yoga is real when we perceive that at this time the sanskaras of the King are arising and getting formed. Through Raja Yoga the sanskaras of such royalty are formed. There are no longer even traces of sanskaras of being warriors. Do all of you feel that these are the latest feelings and fragrances. What is service? The kingdom. Through the kingdom of remaining in the feeling of realty, being real, you inspire in everyone the feeling to serve the yagya.
You are surrendered. But you have to check whether the mind, words and karma, are indeed elevated and pure. (sresht). Then you can become a yogi, that is videhi, (bodiless) and a trustee. But if the mind, words and karma are not sresht, elevated… What is the definition of sresht?
The Attitude of being an Instrument, (Nimit Bhav)
In that we cannot think that whatever is My idea, is what should be done. We would not have the thought of my idea. (Mera Vichar). But whatever is to happen, it is already destined and fixed, This is the time of the confluence. Baba is the one who gets things done. Can any other thought arise?
Don’t say, will it happen? should we do this? Just watch…
Dadi Gulzar has written a message for me from Baba saying.
“You have made Baba your companion, you have received the blessing of remaining a detached observer.” Baba is your companion. Baba is making me move through signals. Baba is the one who is getting things done, I am the instrument. There should be the attitude of being an instrument.
We need to go into the depth of the meaning of having the attitude of being an instrument. Brahma Baba had done this. Instrument means, through Brahma Baba’s drishti, his words, and while speaking and performing practical karma, he inculcated the form of being a mirror. By looking into that mirror – Baba is such a powerful mirror, -that my looking into it, and seeing clearly, there is complete transformation. You don’t have to waste time analyzing, but just look into the mirror. This is a very easy method, (siddhi).
But the most important thing is if you are even slightly under the influence of your own sanskaras, and you make your nature, character according to that, until and unless there is the intense desire, (lagan) to change that, personal transformation is completely impossible. (when you are under the influence of your sanskaras, you think they are the real you and identify with them. It is necessary to dis-identify with them considering that they come from external conditioning, and are not your original identity)
Even if Baba wishes it. Baba wishes it, Baba has no other desire. In all the murlis you can see that Baba wants only that my children should attain a high status. Baba has kept us completely free. We have no responsibility on our shoulders. Baba says the complete responsibility for the yagya is on me. You are not responsibility for anyone or anything. All you have to do is claim a high status. This is your responsibility. I give you my support in this.
You can do service, and that too with truth and humility. Then Baba will give cooperation in that and inspire others to cooperate with you also. In that you have Baba’s love. You just cooperate with Baba in his task. If you always say Ha ji to Baba, then Baba will always say ha ji to you. To say ha ji is very beneficial. Baba becomes present in front of you, and in your nature, you become easy and cooperative with all and are able to take cooperation from all.
Notes from Dadi Janki’s class of April 22, 2013
Dehi Ahbhimani (la conscience de l’âme)
Aucun BK ne ressemble à un autre. Chacun est unique. On ne devrait pas chercher à s’évaluer en se comparant avec un autre. On ne devrait pas avoir de discrimination l’un par rapport à l’autre.
Je parle lentement. Quand je dis « je » Je m’observe de près pour vérifier qu’il n’y a aucune trace d’arrogance (deh abhimani.) L’indication de la présence de la conscience du corps est qu’elle amène des sensations de légères traces de sentiments toxiques à l’intérieur, comme des trainées chimiques dans le cœur.
Le sentiment de dehi abhimani (la conscience de l’âme) amène le sentiment de plénitude divine. Je regarde chacun de vos visages pendant que je vous parle pour voir si vous acceptez ce que je vous dis.
L’état de la conscience de l’âme (dehi abhimani) est facile pour Baba. C’est facile pour le Père Omnipotent, sarva shaktivan, qui possède tous les pouvoirs. Nous devenons complets en inculquant tous les pouvoirs. Il est l’unique sarva shaktivan, omnipotent. Aucun pouvoir surgissant de l’Omnipotent doit manquer en nous. Il nous rend tout puissant.
C’est le moment de la Confluence. A l’âge de la confluence nous faisons un pèlerinage. Faisons nous les préparatifs pour partir? Notre destination est dans nos yeux et celui qui nous emmène est aussi visible. La propreté et la vérité sont indispensables durant un pèlerinage. Nous sommes attirés vers Baba, et il nous tire vers lui. Nous partons d’ici, et nous allons au delà. Il n’y a plus rien ici pour moi.
J’ai l’impression que nous partons tous ensemble. Personne ne doit être laissé derrière. Je ne m’inquiète pas cependant il faut utiliser la méthode qui emporte l’âme afin qu’elle soit tirée au delà et qu’elle parte. Qu’elle s’envole comme un oiseau sur les ailes du zèle.
Quelqu’un avait écrit ce qu’il était avant, et ce qu’il est devenu. On doit réaliser en une seconde ce qu’est la réalité, ce que signifie être authentique. Cela est la royauté.
Tous les jours Dadi Gulzar apporte un message. Nous nous entretenons avec ruhrihan, une conversation profonde et spirituelle. C’est comme si nous vivons ensemble. Subtilement nous sommes très proches. Elle est devenue le véhicule de Baba. Depuis son enfance Baba l’a élevée pour qu’elle poursuive une vie d’enfant. Même maintenant elle vit comme un enfant.
Moi, je ne peux pas devenir cela. Son rôle est extraordinaire. Elle n’a que Baba dans son cœur, nulle autre personne dans son esprit, aucune ombre assombrit sa pensée. Mais…
Baba sait tout et il est tout puissant, omnipotent. Il me dit, « Alors, Et toi, que dois-tu faire ? » Donc je ne peux m’empêcher de dire « om shanti » trois fois ; même si vous ne me répondez pas. Qu’y-a-t-il dans ma pensée ? Je n’ai aucune crainte, aucun soucis. Baba est Karankaravanhar. Il fait que tout soit accomplit. Je n’ai rien à faire. C’est très simple.
Quelque fois je dis à Dadi Gulzar, « Ton corps est l’instrument pour Baba, la rath. A travers toi les âmes savent qui est Baba. » Mais c’est à travers moi que Baba a permis que les âmes savent ce que fait Baba, et comment Il m’utilise.
Que fait Baba? Il faut bien qu’il fasse danser quelqu’un. Il ne se dit pas: « Eh bien, elle est très âgée… » Il n’a pas l’air de savoir la signification de l’âge. Ma toux… De toute façon je vais tousser, surtout quand je m’allonge pour dormir, mais au moment ou je dois parler, la toux n’arrive pas à me déranger.
Je vous parle de quelque chose empli de beaucoup de félicité. Je sais qui je suis, et à qui j’appartiens. De toute manière je n’ai jamais connue ni l’attachement ni la Maya de la vie mondaine. Je n’ai jamais su ce que c’est d’être piégée par l’argent ni par les relations familiales. Durant toute ma vie depuis que j’appartiens à Baba je n’étais attirée par rien, mais ai porté toute mon attention sur les questions : « Qui est le Père, et qui suis-je ? » Ce ne sont que deux petites phrases.
Il n’est pas nécessaire de tomber dans la confusion, donc arrêtez d’y tomber. Les autres ne doivent pas non plus y tomber en vous voyant. En étant complètement claire vous accumulez beaucoup de punya, (un pouvoir qui croît en vous lorsque vous faites beaucoup d’actes charitables) : Restez toujours dans la joie avec un Chitta immobile. (la joie c’est Mōj et la confusion c’est Moonj)
Le Chitta (Memoire où les événements sont imprimés)
L’esprit ne peut jamais devenir tranquille avant que le chitta soit devenu immobile / résistant / téfal. Il ne doit y avoir aucun impact ni conscience d’un événement passé sur le chitta. Lorsque vous en êtes conscient, c’est parce que vous pensez que l’évènement était bon ou mauvais.
Si vous voulez changer, le moment est arrivé maintenant.
Ces points d’information ont beaucoup de valeur et d’utilité, mais ils ne peuvent pas fonctionner tant que vous ne stoppez pas à jamais les sanskaras de la conscience du corps. (l’arrogance). C’est parce que ces sanskaras ne permettent pas le fonctionnement de ces points d’information.
Ces points et concepts extraordinaires existent pour être mise en place, en pratique. S’il y a des problématiques encore dans les sanskars, alors ils auront pénétré votre nature. (conditionnement, Modus Operandi.) Ensuite vous êtes sous leur influence, le champs de gravité de votre veille nature / swabhav, (le sentiment du soi). Dans la Gîta il est marqué. « Arjun, ce n’est pas leur faute, ils sont sous l’influence de leur vieille nature : Swabhav ».
Le dictionnaire Sanskrit explique swabhav:
L’élan, impulsion, nature intrinsèque, état naturel, spontanéité, disposition innée, sa propre condition d’état d’être, réaction automatique.
Ne parlez pas du swabhav de quelqu’un. En discuter, commérer, y penser est dangereux parce que ça risque d’infecter votre cœur, et tordre votre perception de cette personne.
Vous devez vous protéger de telles influences qui peuvent vous attaquer et pénétrer votre cœur. Le cœur est très faible. Faites attention au pouvoir de la coloration de la compagnie.
Votre cœur peut être blessé en une seconde. Ensuite c’est très difficile de le réparer. Le cœur est la chose la plus fragile et sensible. La tête est connectée avec le cœur.
Dadi dit : « Dieu m’a donné la fortune de rester heureuse et de distribuer le bonheur. » Si jamais on s’autorise à ne pas être heureux, cela signifie que tout ce qu’on a reçu de Dieu sera repris, et ne nous sera jamais redonné. Le temps présent est très fragile et délicat.
Dans la même mesure où Dieu est innocent, dans les murlis sakars actuels Il clarifie la question de Dharamraj. Il nous rend conscient que chaque pensée et chaque seconde à de grâves conséquences. Nous ne devons jamais penser que nous avons déjà lu ces murlis, mais nous devons être spécialement attentifs à leurs signification du moment.
La vie dédiée signifie être un gérant et être videhi, (sans corps, décédé, incorporel) A qui vous êtes vous dédié ? A Dieu, et non à un être humain quelconque.
Détruire ses Faiblesses et ses Déficiences
Quand on se tenait devant Baba, il disparaissait, il devenait incorporel. Mettez vous donc devant Baba. Asseyez vous devant Baba. Je suis entrée dans la Baba’s room quand je suis arrivée. J’y suis allée trois fois à Diamond House. Pourquoi? Dans quelle mesure est il différent de méditer dans ma chambre ou dans la chambre de Baba. Non, c’est spécial. Nous devons certainement rencontrer Baba dans la Baba’s Room. Il faut d’abord voir Baba, ensuite regarder les autres. Quand on est dans Sa chambre, on se souvient de ses paroles. Si on veut vraiment détruire nos faiblesses, ou nos manques intérieurs, il faut s’asseoir spécialement devant Baba pour cela. Il nous donnera un drishti spécial. Mais cela ne va pas fonctionner si on n’a pas le désir intense d’en terminer avec elles.
J’avais donné le signal à une sœur d’en finir avec les siens. Elle est allée s’asseoir devant la Tour de la Paix. Elle est restée longtemps assise devant elle. Elle a vu, elle a expérimenté combien Baba lui a donnée tant de pouvoir. Elle ressentit et elle réalisa que sa faiblesse ne pourrait plus jamais ressurgir. Quelqu’un d’autre est allé s’asseoir dans la Hutte de Baba quand il n’y avait personne. Le pèlerinage des quatre lieus sacrés à Pandav Bhavan, (La Baba’s Room, La Hutte, History Hall et La Tour de la Paix). Vous pouvez même le faire ici à Londres. Ici aussi c’est un lieu sacré.
Baba avait donné une bénédiction en parlant dans un murli de la Tour de la Paix. Il dit « Etes vous déjà devenus des tours ? » Une tour attire l’attention de tous. Lorsque vous vous tenez comme une tour de connaissance, d’amour, de pouvoir et de pureté, vous attirez l’attention. A travers la pureté, l’amour et la connaissance, le pouvoir s’installe. Restez dans la conscience d’être une tour. Quand vous servez à travers vos paroles, il y en a qui écoutent, et d’autres pas. Par contre, quand ils voient votre forme élevé, ils sont attirés par la pureté, la paix, l’amour et la connaissance.
Il ne reste plus que très peu de temps. Nous avons les trésors de notre temps, notre pensée et notre souffle. Ce n’est pas nécessaire de penser, car dans notre pensée il n’y a que de la pureté, de la paix, de l’amour, et de la sagesse spirituelle. Chacun doit observer ses pensées. Je vous regarde tous. Dadi peut capter ce qui se passe dans l’esprit de chacun pour voir qui a de la pureté, de la paix, de l’amour et de la sagesse divine.
Créer du karma et des sanskars élevés
Comment changer les vieux sanskars ? Les vieux sanskars ont été accumulés au fil de nombreuses vies. Pour les gérer notre souvenir doit être très puissant. Dans chaque murli Baba nous dit de détruire les vikarmas, les karmas négatifs, à travers le souvenir. Oubliez tout, et souvenez vous uniquement de Moi. Cependant, si pendant un instant je me souviens d’autre chose… Je ne pourrais plus me souvenir de Baba.
C’est un aspect très profond, secret et subtil. Maintenant le Gyan est devenu ultra subtil. Le Yoga est authentique que quand nous ressentons que les sanskars d’un roi émergent et se forment. A travers le Raja Yoga les sanskars de royauté se développent. Il n’y a même plus de traces de sanskars de guerrier. Ressentez-vous que ce sont les parfums et les sentiments du moment. Qu’est ce que le service ? Etablir le Royaume du sentiment d’être profondément dans la réalité. En étant vrai on inspire chez tous l’envie de servir le yagya.
Vous êtes dédiés. Mais il faut vérifier si l’esprit, les paroles et le karma sont en effet élevés et purs. (sresht). Alors vous pouvez devenir un yogi, c’est à dire videhi, (sans corps) et un gérant. Mais si l’esprit, les paroles et le karma ne sont pas élevés… Quelle est la définition de sresht?
L’Attitude d’être un instrument (Nimit Bhav)
On ne doit pas penser « c’est mon opinion ou mon idée, ce que je pense est ce qui doit être accompli. » Nous ne devons pas être attachés à nos opinions. (Mera Vichar). Tout ce qui va avoir lieu est déjà prédéstiné et fixé. C’est le moment de la Confluence. Baba est celui qui fait faire les choses. Peut on penser à autre chose?
Ne vous posez pas de questions de ce qui va arriver, ou est-ce qu’on doit faire ainsi ? Observez simplement !
Dadi Gulzar m’avait écrit un message de Baba :
“Tu as fait de Baba ton Compagnon, tu as reçu la bénédiction de rester un observateur détaché.” Baba est mon compagnon. Baba me dirige par ses signaux. Baba est celui qui fait faire les choses, je suis l’instrument. On doit avoir l’attitude d’être un instrument.
Il faut aller dans les profondeurs de la signification de l’attitude d’être un instrument. Brahma Baba avait accomplit cela. Instrument signifie, qu’à travers le drishti et les paroles de Brahma Baba, c’est à dire pendant qu’il parlait et agissait et faisait le karma en pratique, il est devenu un miroir. Baba est devenu un miroir tellement puissant que rien qu’en regardant dans cette glace et en voyant claire il y a une transformation complète. Alors il n’est plus nécessaire de perdre son temps à analyser. Simplement regardez dans la glace. C’est une méthode très simple. (un siddhi).
Le désir intense
C’est très important de se rendre compte que même la moindre influence de vos propres sanskars devient votre nature et forment votre caractère. Tant qu’il n’y a pas un désir intense de se changer, la transformation personnelle est complètement impossible. Quand vous êtes sous l’influence de vos sanskars vous les prenez pour votre vraie identité. Il faut s’en dés-identifier comprenant bien qu’ils proviennent de votre conditionnement et ne sont pas votre identité originelle.
Même si Baba le veut, et Baba le veut, Baba n’a pas d’autre désir. Dans tous les murlis vous voyez que Baba veut que ses enfants atteignent un haut statut. Baba nous a laissé complètement libres. Nous avons aucun poids de responsabilité. Baba dit la responsabilité du yagya est totalement sur moi. Vous n’êtes responsable de rien ni de personne. Vous n’avez qu’a réclamer un haut statut. Voilà votre responsabilité. Je vous donne tout mon soutien en cela.
Vous pouvez faire du service, et faites le avec honnêteté et humilité. Alors Baba coopère et inspire les autres à coopérer avec vous. Pour cela vous avez l’amour de Baba. Vous avez simplement à coopérer avec Baba dans sa tâche. Si vous dites toujours « Ha ji » à Baba alors Baba vous dira toujours « ha ji. » Dire « ha ji » est très bénéfique. Baba se présente devant vous et vous devenez souple et léger, coopératif avec les autres et capable de prendre la coopération de tous.
Om Shanti, We live in the world together with the five elements of matter. The planet is made of the five elements, as are our physical bodies but the benefit that humanity could derive from them is not forthcoming.
The natural environment is there in the future Golden age and it is there now at the present time, but there will be a vast difference.
The condition of the natural environment depends entirely on human behaviour. The elements of air, earth, ether, fire and water are the constituent parts of our bodies as well as our natural surroundings. The earth is our mother, the Supreme Being is our Father however the great religion of truth, purity and non-violence is now missing. Now what is our task for restoring nature to its original pure state? For this we practice deep meditation, and renunciation of desires and attachments, because these are the root causes of suffering.
I want this! I want that! Even small children and old people say this. Desires are never-ending. People say, this is mine, don’t touch it. Attachment and desire have to be given up from within.
According to the current atmosphere, my feeling is not to give a message, but to convey that what people truly crave is the experience of truth and love internally.
The atmosphere and vibrations then become very good, so I begin with saying Om Shanti. Wherever there is peace, there will be happiness, love and power. So in this world of the five elements of matter and in these human bodies, if I have peace, love, truth and power the atmosphere will be enlivened. I am not sitting here temporarily on this stage, the drama of the world is a stage where we must always play our parts.
We play our roles with detachment, love for God, as a good friend to ourselves, and give support to nature. The five elements where we live are experiencing distress so we must now show great regard for the environment. Nature is our mother. She is to become completely pure once again and make this entire world a place of happiness and bounty. Om Shanti.
It is time to take a look at our negative feelings. What is worse, self doubt or anxiety?
I use the word Angst. Angst is a very difficult emotion to manage. Anxiety sounds similar to angst and has a similar meaning. I believe that most people most of the time live in low grade anxiety which makes them feel heavier than they actually are. Angst or anxiety is a background feeling, like a background noise or electronic pollution.
When you are alone at home you start hearing the slightly grating sound of the fridge, some clocks etc. You just want peace and quiet, and you think of it as physical peace and quiet. You may decide to go into nature to experience peace and quiet there, but then you hear the rumbling sounds of distant tractors or airplanes etc. These mechanical, technical or electronic sounds are not generally harmonious. If in nature you are away from those mechanical sounds, you begin to hear the sound of birds, insects, or maybe even you can hear the grass growing. When we hear natural sounds, we include them in the feeling of peace, but when we hear artificial mechanical or electronic sounds we associate them with disturbance. This is why music is often played during meditation, to simply cover the background noise, with something more harmonious.
In spirituality the self is considered as the combination of body and soul. The component parts of our human body are comparable to those of the planet earth. Your body is about 60 – 70% water, like the earth. When we are drawn to nature we are also drawn to a natural harmony that is intrinsic in nature. The natural world is a world of cycles, the seasons, different life cycles. It is part of our human nature to come into harmony with the larger movements and rhythms of nature and the earth. We can feel whether circumstances are natural or unnatural. For example, if a person dies at the end of a long life, we say it is a natural death, but if it happens early in life we say it is unnatural and it disturbs more. We are affected to some extent because life has the ups and downs, good and bad, success and failure, this is part of life. But there is a difference between a natural movement of good and bad, and when it becomes unacceptable, and we really don’t want or like it. It becomes too extreme. Our freedom or state of being in prison has to do with our relationship between what we feel is acceptable and what is unacceptable.
It is common for young people to hold certain ideals. We have many more options available to us at the beginning of our lives. With age our options and freedom of choice diminish. You must have experienced the unpleasant emotion of disillusionment. People generally consider the state of being disillusioned to be very negative. But it is useful to position ourselves in regard to the phenomenon of disillusionment by considering this question. “Would you rather live under illusions, or without illusions?”
We don’t like the experience of disillusionment, but yet we consider that anyone living under an illusion is in an unhappy state. Another question we also have to face is: “Would you rather be a powerful soul in a weak position, or a weak soul in a powerful position?” These are the options. Do you want to be powerful even though you are in a weak position? Or do you want to be in a powerful position even though you may be internally weak? Philosophically, the better choices are to be a powerful soul regardless of the circumstances, and to be a person who is not living under any illusions.
When we put these questions to ourselves, it forces us to position ourselves vis-à-vis negative emotions in a different way. Many, consciously or subconsciously, believe that “if it feels good, then it is good, and if it feels bad then it is bad.” Here we find ourselves facing questions which oblige us to adopt the opposite position. This means we put our understanding in a higher position and give it higher priority than our feelings. We are therefore saying to ourselves: “Even if the experience of being disillusioned is bad, it is still preferable to being in a state of illusion or deluded.”
When it comes to power, I would not choose to be weak, I would chose to be powerful, but then I have to deal with being in a weak position. What would be the use of being a powerful soul in a weak position? We are all aware of the saying: “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” This puts us in a dilemma, because it is good to be powerful but not good to be corrupt. Obviously if one is a weak soul in a powerful position, then one would easily get corrupted. The proof that one is a weak soul is that you are easily corrupted by power. When you are in a position of power, then people believe what you say. When you are in a powerful position, people will do whatever you tell them to do. It is therefore easy to abuse your power. But if you are in a weak position you are very limited in terms of what you can do, people don’t pay much attention to what you say, and they certainly don’t do what you tell them.
A deeper question: “is the person that I am, pure or impure?” What would I say about myself? Here is where the question of self-doubt comes in.
Very few can truthfully say they have a completely clear, clean conscience. We all could say, “yes, I have made mistakes.” All of us have hurt someone’s feelings at some time. We have all lied in order to protect ourselves. We have all been arrogant and aggressive. Any time we have done any action which is against the voice of our conscience, it disturbs our conscience. This also confirms that, “if I do find myself in a position of power it is very possible that I would misuse it.” There is a doubt.
It is a little difficult for us to be completely in our self respect when we know there is something that we would be ashamed of, if it were exposed. Anything that a person has done in the past is in their memory. We live in the world of morality which says, “this is good, this is bad.” Also, “this was bad.” You can’t actually change the past and say: “well, it wasn’t really bad, it was good.” We can justify, and find out many ways to explain why it was necessary, but we can’t actually say: “it was morally good.” Having a guilty conscience weakens a person. A big issue to resolve is: “can I clean a guilty conscience?”
Some people raise the issue of forgiveness. However, the concept of forgiveness puts us in an ambivalent relationship with ourselves. It is reasonable for us to say to another who has wronged us: “OK I forgive you, don’t worry, it’s alright.” We can reach a position of acceptance and say, it’s alright. But it is more difficult regarding one’s own self. I can say I forgive myself, but then the other part of myself will say, “well, who do you think you are? God or something?” So forgiving the self is difficult. Even if I say I forgive myself, I still did that thing. We might think that: “well, with time, I will forget what I did,” but you may be 95 and still remember: “when I was 15 I did such and such an act.” It does not go away just like that. Therefore, it is important to discover the solution to this problem.
Spirituality offers an approach which does actually resolve the problem. In spirituality we would not look at goodness and badness through the lens of conventional morality, but through a different lens. The word: “Morality” comes from the Latin, and “Ethics” comes from the Greek. They both mean the majority of people’s opinion about what is right and wrong. The foundation of morality and ethics is public opinion. When we say that something is right or wrong, it therefore is not absolute, but an opinion. However, most people who adhere to conventional morality and ethics also think that it is absolute, because we don’t analyze it critically. We usually learn about right and wrong through reward and punishment. In Western Culture, we also learn that “the best possible is for me to become perfect.” Of course we can’t be perfect, but maximum 99%, 90% or 80%. Thus we find ourselves in an impossible situation. On the one hand, it is impossible to be perfect. On the other hand, if I am not perfect I have a bad conscience. If I have a bad conscience, I have self doubt. Therefore it is impossible to have self respect. This is a very uncomfortable way to exist.
The foundation of this discomfort is the illusion that public opinion is some sort of absolute. Public opinion is created by imperfect people. Imperfect people make each other crazy in this way. You can never be comfortable inside your skin, and that is called angst. Therefore one lives in this feeling that “I am fundamentally not OK.” Then we create the idea that “God who is perfect sees us in terms of our imperfections.” So you always feel a bit embarrassed if you want to get close to God. This is also uncomfortable. This is a prison. This self doubt, anxiety and philosophical suffering.
My question is: if there would be an approach you could adopt whereby you would not be in that prison, would you adopt it? This is a very difficult question, but I am asking it anyway. It is not dangerous, but it is disturbing because it goes to a very deep place in our thinking. The title of this talk implies that it is possible to come out of this prison. But if I am the only person who is not in prison and everyone else is in prison, will I feel isolated? I think it is an important part of human nature, we don’t want to be different, marginalized or ostracized. Aristotle said, “Man is a social animal.” So if we are uncomfortable in our skins, we can fit socially, but if we make ourselves comfortable, then we are socially unacceptable. It is a very difficult question to deal with. Because whichever position we take, will make us uncomfortable.
If I say: “OK, I will compromise my soul,” then I can’t really respect myself, and then if I adopt a truth which is unconventional I will be marginalized, and that is very uncomfortable. There is a very helpful saying which comes from Schopenhauer. He said, “If you want to do something different, then first everyone will ridicule you. If you can survive that and still insist on your different way of looking at things, they will give you severe punishment. If you can survive this difficult step then everyone starts saying, well everyone always knew that.” He must have thought very deeply about human nature and how it operates. In order to bring about change you are going against a huge force of inertia. That is much more powerful than just one individual or a few individuals.
Sometimes people speak of a critical mass or a critical number. The idea is that once you reach this number then a shift happens. I think this idea of a critical number or mass is very relevant. For how long will we be able to live in the situation of being uncomfortable in one’s skin because it is impossible to be perfect, while it is impossible to have self respect if you are not perfect? Sooner or later, people will question the conventional basis of morality. It is very easy to say this or that is not OK, but then what is OK?
In spirituality we are presented with concepts for our consideration which are very unconventional. For example one concept is: You are an eternal immortal soul. You are eternal, immortal, you always exist, you have never not existed, you never will not exist.
This is a very simple little sentence but it has huge implications. Ultimately, I have to decide whether I want to exist eternally in a state of philosophical discomfort. I think that would be eternal damnation or eternally intolerable. A person who hears such an idea may say, “yes, it seems right, but then there are implications and questions.”
One implication is that in order for me to endure my eternity, I must act according to my conscience. If I act according to my conscience, it may not be according to conventional morality. There would be a conflict. You probably have tried to ask yourself, “what is the right thing to do in this very difficult situation?” There are occasions when, if you ‘do the right thing’, you will lose everything. So then is that the right thing? We can find ourselves in extremely difficult positions. I think we look for a reference point.
If your reference point is perfection, and you can never be perfect, then even if you have that reference point, you can never apply it. Another problem with the reference point of perfection is that the definition of perfection is determined by imperfect people. Now, It is said, for example, that the movement of the planets around the sun is perfect. Right? The planets move around the sun, everything is circling in perfect balance. One description of perfection is an extreme decided on by imperfect people. And another definition of perfection is more like balance.
If you want to make a good decision about something, you must take everything into consideration. In spirituality they say to us: “when you want to decide, you have to consider the past, the present and the future.” You don’t know the total past, or future, and only some of the present. But someone who does their best to take into consideration all the factors, and looks at the past, the present and the future of that situation, has a good chance of making a good decision. You make a decision, and say that is the best that I can do in the circumstances.
In the creation of art there is a point where you say it is right. If you are a writer, you want to write a perfect piece. With computers, you can refine your written piece and reach an optimum point. At that point you need the discernment and the courage to say, “now I will not work on my text any more, it is good enough right there.” This requires a decision from within to say, “this is it, from here I let go.” There may be others who disagree, but you decided, “this is it for me, and leave it there.” The film of Henri-Georges Clouzot “Le Mystère de Picasso”, shows how Picasso paints a picture and decides the point at which the painting is done, ready. In terms of art, we might determine whether a person is a great artist partly on the basis of technique, as well as on the basis of vision, but also because of knowing the right point of optimum perfection.
Your life is also a piece of art. Each day we do something in our lives with the internal impulsion to improve ourselves. If we live with the idea of perfection being impossible to reach then we cannot work with our lives to achieve success. I think we are more imprisoned by the idea of the impossible unattainable perfection, than our daily worries or anxieties.
We need to look at balance as perfection rather than perfection as an extreme. We must therefore accept and work with our imperfections in order to be balanced. Then we can bring ourselves to an attainable point, and permit ourselves to determine that as the optimum. Many things are within our control, and others are not. We cannot control other people’s behavior, but we can manage our emotions in the face of someone’s unacceptable behavior. We need to position ourselves such that our actions and words correspond with our conscience. We must be able to identify the point of diminishing returns, and refrain from the compulsion to go beyond it.
Another emotion we must give up is the sense of being obliged to prove that I am right. In spiritual study of Raja Yoga it is mentioned that, “your only problem is that you are caught up in right and wrong.” We worry about the possibility of somebody finding out that we are not OK. Not OK means not perfect. It is important to be able to express oneself, and to say that “I live according to my conscience and that is good enough for me. I have a policy, I will not worry about your opinion of me as long as I act according to my conscience. In that way I can have self respect.” (This idea is brilliantly analyzed in the novel Catch 22 by Joseph Heller, first published in 1962.) I give others full permission to have their own opinions. Then ultimately we come to terms with the fact that there is both positive and negative within us, we pay attention to go with the positive in spite of the existence of negativity within us.
The person who is a powerful soul in a weak position, must work on this until it has become managed. “If I am alright with me, then that’s it, I am OK.” Then there is no more anxiety. I really don’t have to worry about anything. What else? Is there any concern for self doubt? When I go according to my conscience, there is no room for self doubt.
I can go in front of God and say Hi! and God would say: “yes OK you’re fine.” Then I have a good relationship with God. This is how I would deal with this self created prison. It does require the courage to face other people’s disapproval. But since I am eternal, it makes it all the more important. Other people come and go and change their opinions. Fundamentally, we cannot allow ourselves to be driven by public opinion. Therefore we need to create our own morality. What do you think? Is that workable? Think about it?
Sitting with the self and really thinking about creating one’s own personal ethical policy is a form of meditation. Let us spend a few minutes in silent introspection considering our personal ethical position.
Turn your attention within… Sit with the self, with the idea that I am an eternal immortal spiritual being… I must live with myself forever… To respect myself is the most important thing… I listen carefully to the voice of my conscience… I begin to trust that voice… It is a very quiet voice… It is the voice of my soul… The silence brings inner clarity… I do not act on impulse… I act according to my deep inner truth… The purest part of my humanity… I make myself free from external influences… I make contact with my deep inner purity and the heart of my being which is essentially loving, I trust myself… And I allow myself to be close to that higher being, the Supreme Soul… That being is indeed truth… This is my reference point… I seek to stay in harmony with this… Then I act, whether it is a thought or a feeling, a word or a deed… And when it is right there is harmony, and when it is wrong there is disturbance… In this way I know… Then there is no anxiety, no worry, no fear… Then I trust myself…
The World We Want
UN Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, August 21, 2012 – BK Denise
Let me suggest something to you: “Do not think about a green apple!” What happens in your mind? Obviously, you think about a green apple. We should be very clear in our minds, as to what exactly we do want. What is not right becomes the focus of our attention and we direct our mental energies to that. We invoke and sustain it, and make what is wrong persist. Whether we should or should not think about a green apple, a green apple comes to mind.
Most people believe improvement occurs through removing or eliminating the negative, whether circumstantially, environmentally, or in terms of difficult people. Regarding a difficult person in your office you might think: “well if this one could be removed, fired or promoted, everything would be ok.” It is deeply engrained in our culture to focus on what we do not want.
Today we want to look at the future we do want. That requires making a decision to adopt a policy of being proactive, a commitment to be positive about what we want. When you clarify what you want, and hold it in your mind, you cause it to happen. However most people do not usually think with sufficient precision or intensity, and consequently assume that it is not so.
Can you imagine having no further anger, anxiety or worry for the rest of your life? That you have the power to just stop it at will. What would that be like? The mind can be shifted from its current condition through the training and practice of Raja Yoga Meditation. Think about your thoughts. You produce ordinary thoughts, everyday thoughts, worried thoughts, and many people generate obsessive compulsive thoughts. But imagine that you have a collection of pure thoughts which are positive and true under any circumstances, and that you deal only in the currency of pure thoughts.
When enough people apply sufficient self-discipline to produce only pure thoughts, the collective power of those minds can actually cause whatever world you want, simply with the power of pure thought. The discipline is to monitor your thoughts closely, and progressively eliminate any thoughts that are unnecessary, doubting, negative, waste or ordinary, and use only pure thoughts.
What happens when you do that? The energy of the mind, which is the foundation of creativity, is focused on exactly the world that you want. When many minds hold a collective vision of the world we want, it has to become a concrete reality. How do you do this, where you start? You start individually.
A human being is a microcosm. Whatever occurs in one human being is reflected in the macrocosm. Take a random figure of one million people, all sustaining one pure thought for a period of time. The energy of those minds is then aligned, and the thoughts are no longer random or fragmented. This produces a very strong energy field which is used to create the world you want. It is conditional upon ceasing to think about what you don’t like and don’t want. When you think about what you don’t want, you give energy to that. It pollutes the purity of your thinking, and the power of pure thought no longer works.
It is essential to formulate a vision, write down the exact details of the world you want. Consider your value system. Check that your desire is not selfish or exclusive, but truly pure. Once you have satisfied your own conscience that it is a pure desire, then hold the thought, spend time regularly thinking about it. Use all your available time, such as when you are waiting in a queue, or holding on the phone, or having a shower, etc. Apply your mind to the future you want, and push a wave or pulsation of thought into the “mind space.” Just as there is the atmosphere or air space, there is also a mental space which contains thoughts, feelings and attitudes.
Imagine if you could hear all the thoughts of all the people in Rome. It would be quite a cacophony. To counter that, you and others can push out pure, harmonious, beautiful thoughts, to the point when it becomes more potent and influential then the fragmented cacophony of other people’s scattered thoughts. Once it reaches a critical amplitude, it alters the way the world is configured. It depends on maintaining the consciousness that: “I am a spirit and I have a mind which I can use however I want.” The foundation is: “I am eternal, immortal, and there was never nor will there ever be a time when I do not exist individually.” This strong thought affirms the permanency of the self. Then express your vision. The natural world harmonizes with the pure minds, and receives and resonates with that thought and adopts the outer expression of that thought.
There is an continuous symbiosis of the human mind and the natural world. You are encouraged to experiment with this. You can start with the world of your own body and soul. Then extend it to the world of your family, the worlds of your office, your community, and your country. There are worlds within worlds.
Think about the world you want. It could be a world where everyone is self-aware, enjoys perfect mental and physical health, has whatever they need. A world where there is no need for law enforcement or correction, where there is communication without miscommunication. A world where the flowers are fragrant, and the birds sing for you when you wake up in the morning. There can be such a perfect symbiosis. I am sure your heart sings when you think in this way. This re-awakens ancient memories of how it was. Now, make it so once again. Hold in your mind this feeling and vision of perfect harmony, of what it feels like to be perfectly loving, peaceful, pure and strong. Then in your mind radiate it as far as possible. This is how you do it. For how long can you hold that thought? One minute, one hour, 24 hours? The practice is to extend the amount of time when you concentrate on that thought, and it becomes a reality.
When any trend reaches maximum, it finishes abruptly, and goes the opposite way, like the movement of a pendulum. There is a maximum beyond which things cannot go. We must analyse trends knowing that they are not indefinite. They can continue only to a certain point, and that can be calculated. Once things reach a maximum point, they do not just slowly go back the other way, but rather, they flip completely, suddenly and become their opposite.
Observe and you will start seeing the predicament of the world with new eyes, indeed with a whole lot more optimism. Deep within the human spirit there is an underlying sense of our immortality, that implies the human race cannot just disappear, and also it cannot just appear, because immortality goes in both directions of time. Human beings are the carriers of intelligence and potentially the holders of what we might call divine intelligence. This is the intelligence which imbues our existence with significance and meaning. Intelligence is a spiritual phenomenon which cannot cease to exist.
The human body has the same proportions of the elements of matter as the planet Earth itself. There are many such correspondences found in the natural world. For example, a total solar eclipse is only possible because of the exact size of the moon relative to the size of the sun in terms of distance when seen by a human being from the Earth. Any slight difference in the measurements of either and a total eclipse is impossible. We have been taught to consider things as random, without deep meaning, but it seems that it is not so.
It may not be possible to prevent a global crisis, but after that extreme the world has a history of resetting itself. There are geological signs indicating that whenever we reach a point of absolute crisis, the global mechanism resets itself, and restores itself to a point of perfect and sustainable balance. Complete balance includes the social balance of masculine and feminine, emotional balance, psychological strength, balanced intelligence with which to interact with the planet which is your source of sustenance. The Earth has the power to clean itself of all of the pollution, and degradation of the oceans, the air, and the environment. All that is needed is to move the tectonic plates around, which will also move the waters. Solar flares can move the magnetic field around. The core material of the earth can be spread onto the outside.
A winged heart is the symbol of Sufism. The heart is the being that soars. The soul flies in and then flies out. Since it is invisible and subtle, you must be very sensitive to perceive it. In Christianity most churches portray a bird flying down from the light to represent the appearance of the spirit. The spirit flies in from somewhere, and flies out to somewhere. We souls live in this world clothed in our bodies, dwelling in communities, interacting with nature. Over time, more and more souls descend, and the human population has grown.
There is another dimension where souls exist outside time and space. The soul is a genderless being of conscient light. Hindus and Buddhists speak of nirvana, the place of total silence, where there is not even the sound of a thought. Nirvana is a bank where all souls sit when we are not in bodies. Once the soul takes a human form he begins an account with other people and nature of credit or debt. A positive contribution in a human relationship, or with nature, it is an account of credit. When you take what you need it does not put you in debt. But when you take what you don’t need it becomes a debt.
When souls get in debt with each other and in debt with the planet, you can “refinance” for a while, but all of a sudden everything comes crashing down. Settling my debt is inevitable. Sooner or later the laws of equilibrium compel a final reckoning. Today the debt of human beings to the Earth has reached the maximum point, as also has the debts of human beings to each other.
Consider the self as an immortal soul. There has never been nor will there be a time when you personally do not exist. Therefore somewhere within you, is the power to pass through an extreme crisis, intact. To go through an extreme crisis, you need faith in yourself that you can. If there is doubt, your capacity for correct action is immediately reduced or negated. Secondly there must be faith that the Earth will restore itself to perfect balance. Everything moves through stages, in cycles. Once the cycle reaches its nadir, it goes immediately to its zenith. The restoration of civilization, a balanced relationship between all peoples, and the natural world, occurs naturally through the agency of the Supreme Intelligence, who purifies and educates willing human minds.
This is to compare and contrast the feminine mind which is not limited to people in female bodies with the masculine mind which is not limited to people in male bodies. The mind is very subtle: it is an expression of the soul, a capacity to produce thought. It holds emotion. It is where stillness resides. It is a subtle instrument of sense perception. It is a very refined creative instrument, capable of appreciating and interpreting music, art, and can recognise beauty and meaning. We can discern a difference between the feminine and masculine mind. The masculine mind is like an obelisk and the feminine mind is like a labyrinth. The masculine mind is more engaged in the external world and in going somewhere. It likes functional objects and instruments of transportation. It looks at time as an arrow and purpose as a series of goals. The feminine mind is more internal, concerned with cycles, sensitive to the mood, the earth, nature birth and death, and those unseen mysterious aspects of human life that reside in our inner landscape. The feminine mind orientates itself towards dreams and mysteries, psychic phenomena, love and healing.
Ideally, we have a good blend of both. We live in a culture dominated by the masculine mind, where the feminine aspects and attributes are considered less valuable due to not necessarily being quantifiable or remunerated financially. So values are considered in that way.
When I was researching values and spirituality I found that it was important to place spirituality in opposition with conventional morality, and that it is appropriate to challenge conventional morality on the grounds that it promotes double standards and hypocrisy, as well as punitive forms of correction, which don’t work. Punitive forms of correction continue to be applied, regardless of evidence that shows it to be ineffective.
The feminine mind looks around and checks whether something is real or authentic. It questions whether a course of action is actually taking us where we want to go, and if not, it would dispense with it.
When I was working with a group of brothers in retreat, they described a need and desire for fusion. Why does the male feel the need for the feminine? I am reminded of an extraordinary phenomenon in beehives, knows as “Queen essence”. The Brahma Kumari Dadis exude this. It is an energy that makes you feel as though you exist, that affirms the importance of your existence. It makes your existence have meaning and makes you want to carry on doing what you are doing, because it infuses it with meaning and a sense that it is important, that you belong and that you are loved. Among bees the queen sits in a particular place and all the family of bees come by on their way to doing whatever it is they do. They pick up this energy that bee keepers call queen essence. Dadi Prakashmani, who was the Administrative Head of the Brahma Kumaris before Dadi Janki, was absolutely the embodiment of this. She would sit in the courtyard of Pandav Bhawan, Mount Abu, which we call Madhuban, that means the forest of honey. She would sit there in the morning taking in the sun, and was 100% available to everyone in the organization, from the most simple to the most high ranking. In the evenings she would sit in a slightly different spot where she could watch the moon. She would encourage people to sit with her, to talk and to sing and enjoy each others company. In this way she somehow miraculously moved the organization from very small, limited to India to a global movement with about 9000 associated centres in 130 countries.
She had an extraordinary power to see the interior of a person. When she would see you, you would know that you had been seen. Otherwise normally you feel that no one has any idea who you are. They seem to just look at the surface of your body and evaluate you accordingly and in BK we call this body consciousness.
Soul consciousness is where you are really conscious of everything to do with your soul. You can see right through the physical covering and the ego mask into another being’s soul, and the relationship is soul to soul. This is different from anything that could be found on your CV or ID documents.
The feminine mind is capable of accomplishing massive tasks; of leadership, of being an inspiration, caring for and nurturing and playing many roles while doing a number of different activities all at once. The feminine mind is wholistic.
It is like a labyrinth is because it moves in a circular way towards the middle, the central essence of concepts, and then moves to a position with view of the whole picture. It maintains sight of both the periphery and the core. The masculine mind, however will begin somewhere, it does not matter where, and go somewhere, it tends to travel from one point to another more distant point, whether that is a place or an idea.
The feminine mind looks for hidden meaning and grounding. This is perhaps why the earth is always called a woman, and water is considered feminine. Anything can go into it and disappear. Water is also the symbol of the sub conscious. It seems that women in general, or the feminine minded, are more easy about going deep inside the self. The masculine minded person is afraid of things that lie beneath the surface.
The feminine is always very conscious of the family, and is inclusive of everyone in the family. It is different from the football team, or the army which is closer to the way of the masculine mind. In BK we also consider ourselves as a spiritual army. This is reflected in our capacity for discipline and getting large things done. For example Dadi Prakashmani once announced that she wants events all over India with minimum 100,000 participants, then and there. And she got it without very much fuss.
The feminine mind is also concerned with creating a pure mind. It likes to work with pure and powerful thoughts. Powerful thoughts are spiritual thoughts such as “I am light”. It is an extraordinarily simple thought which is true at any time in eternity. When the feminine mind is conscious of being an expression of the soul, it says “I am immortal, you cannot kill me. You can try. Thus the feminine mind can become immune to physical pain, emotional pain, psychological pain, financial pain, social pain, military pain. Within the feminine there is a tendency to transcend, to re-interpret and to transform, and turn situations into something else. The feminine is always creating, even out of what has been destroyed or rejected. History contains many examples of this.
The use of pure and powerful thought is terrifying for the materialistic mind-set. Because the materialistic world cannot control it. In our culture, the feminine dimension is considered to be dangerous and bad. Sometimes the carriers of feminine energy hold themselves back. I think we really should not hold ourselves back any more. When a woman has caught hold of her intrinsic power she becomes free. She is not hungry for power. She is powerful, but is not concerned whether anyone knows it, acknowledges it or tries to wrest it from her. When you are in your power, you can say that you have arrived. You don’t need to do anything about it. However, in a world where we see a lot of damage, violence, corruption, and incoherent and destructive behaviour, then it is time for the female energy to come together.
A woman can open up a space for men to enter into their femininity. Once I was working with a group of men who stated that they wanted to experience fusion. This was accomplished by entering into the tabernacle or sacred place within their being. A golden key is needed to gain entry there in order to experience fusion. This is an internal experience. Our culture does so much to devalue that sacred, secret, mysterious space which is of the soul. Yet there is such a hunger for it.
The feminine mind is naturally oriented towards that. However it is an uphill struggle because the world we live in tells us that if we want to be “successful” you have to sell your soul. When you get to the higher echelons of corporate life, you don’t find many women. Some women go there, and say “I don’t think I like this, see you later”. There is a visceral unwillingness to sit with the guys engaged in some highly destructive yet financially rewarding activity.
Yet, women have a lot of power, a lot of vision, the feminine mind has ways of working together such that there are 30 bodies but one soul. To merge together involves trust and seeing each other as one really is, then you can accomplish whatever you want. Pure thought is the instrument for this. To keep working together in the mind and arrive at a fusion of minds. In such connectedness, one thinks a thought and all the others feel that thought and the thought becomes a practical reality. No physical effort is required. Perhaps that is how the pyramids got built. This work is not done individually but requires a collective mental effort.
We can accomplish something like this using the process of dialogue, which was introduced in the 1980s by David Bohme. If you want to arrive at truth, you have to use mechanisms of communication that are truthful. There are rules: no generalizations, because they are never true, no accusations because they are arrogant, no speculations because they are hypothetical, no speeches because the communication must be authentic and intimate. Confidentiality of what is said must be maintained.
The group can take up any issue, keep on adding relevant statements into the space in the middle of the circle of participants. Ultimately you arrive at a truth about that particular issue. You also arrive at a fusion of the minds, where all are psychically at one with each other, on the same wave length. So the powerful thought of one goes right through the others like the string of a necklace of pearls. Twenty to thirty minds are synchronized with each other creating a greater mental power to accomplish any task, similar to the use of computers synchronised with each other to render the artwork in the creation of animation films such as Ratatouille and Shrek. None of those individuals could claim to have accomplished that particular task but would rather say: I was present and I watched it take birth.
Definitions and Descriptions of Pure Thought
You will develop such a stage of consciousness that whatever thought arises in anyone’s mind, will reach you in advance of their telling you. There will be no need for the matter to be discussed. However, your ability to read the thoughts of others will happen only once you have acquired the ability to apply a full brake to your own thoughts. When you are unable to discern the thoughts of others, you will need to create additional thoughts. Your thought will accomplish your tasks. You will be able to call anyone through your thoughts. You will be able to inspire someone to do something through your thoughts. This is also a power, but you must develop it though experimentation. This accomplishment is gained through srimat. (Following the supreme directions of God) To attain this accomplishment, all other considerations must have been finished through the power of your intellect, and you limit yourself exclusively to the instructions of srimat.
When you souls are stable in your completely empowered stage, as soon as someone comes to you, you turn on the switch in a second, that is, you put forth a pure thought or a pure feeling with the intention of benefitting that soul. It means you turned on the switch of thought. As soon as you activate the switch, that soul’s desire is immediately fulfilled, and they will be overflowing with the attainment.
Obstacles and Tests
To pass with honour means you do not experience any suffering even within your mind. The question of punishment from the Supreme Justice comes later on. But now you have to be beyond confusion or punishment through your thoughts.
No matter how important a person may be, he may be making millions at each step, yet if he is playing with dolls, would you consider him sensible? For you to allow the flow of waste thoughts within is like playing with dolls.
The speed of thought, or the mental state of the residents of Madhuban (Mount Abu)radiates in all directions. Therefore you must be vigilant over each thought, you should not be careless.
Maya’s (the force of evil) special arrow takes the form of a vapour of waste thoughts arising in your thoughts and feelings. This weapon weakens your intellect and brings you under its influence like chemical warfare.
If weak thoughts continue to arise within your mind, you will develop the habit of mental weakness.
The Applications of Pure Thought
The people of the world can get whatever they need done with an order. In the same way with the power of the soul’s thought you can get whatever is needed done. On the basis of one thought, you can uplift any souls to the extent that you wish, because you have received the authority to do so from the Supreme Soul Himself. Throughout history, if any authority is unable to exercise their power, the main reason is that the person in power had misused his power. Each one of your thoughts is a switch. When you turn it on, you can remove darkness in a second. The thought of a Poonya Atma (a soul who has acquired special power because of performing a lot of charity) acts like a spiritual magnet. (as in magnetic power in electricity generation). This power attracts souls towards spirituality. The thought of a Poonya Atma is a lighthouse or beacon, which shows the correct destination to wandering souls.
The thought of a Poonya Atma takes the form of extreme coolness, which cools and eases the internal state of souls who have been burning up in the fire of vices. The thought of a Poonya Atma is such an elevated weapon that it liberates the many souls, who are bound by multiple bondages. The thought of a Poonya Atma is such a special power that it acts like magic to make impossible things become possible. Through the power of thought you can also transform the impossible into possible. The mantra that brings all things under its influence can enable souls under the most powerful negative influence to fly freely like fire flies.
Do not consider even one thought to be an ordinary thing. Have this much attention on your thought. Now time has changed, and the speed required of your spiritual effort has also changed. Now you require the ability to apply a full stop to thought. You have to pay attention to your mind. This is the meaning of “the rising degree,” Now you must be consistently ascending, progressing and evolving.
In order to serve in your form of a bestower of blessings, first you need to have pure thoughts within yourself, this is a prerequisite. Your thought must be pure.
Since the task is so important, you must put forth a thought that is generated on the basis of your karmateet stage, (the stage of being free from the effect of negative actions and experiences), then it reaches a place just like when you simply say you are going somewhere, and you reach there instantly. Many will experience this, and it will come on the News that someone experienced this. They will have visions of you, and your thought will become a manifest reality.
The language of the eyes is the language of thought. The power of thought will be faster than your spoken words, and will accomplish the tasks instantaneously. Therefore you must make the power of your elevated thought so clean, that is contains not the slightest trace of the uncleanliness of waste. This is defined as having a clear line.
The special mechanism of the power of silence is pure thought. Through the mechanism of this level of thought, you will see it act as a magical power that accomplishes whatever you want. First you must experiment with this for your own self. Experiment regarding the illnesses of your body and you will see that through the use of the power of silence, the form of your karmic bondage is transformed into a sweet relationship.
Atmosphere and Vibrations
A master creator can establish any atmosphere by issuing the order with their pure thought. You can spread the vibration you want, you can invoke whatever power you want and it will cooperate with you.
Powerful thought is the indicator of your drishti (vision) or vritti (attitude). Because of its power it can transform anything. By the power of thought you create a pure world. You transform the atmosphere (vayumandal – the circle of air, the wind) through your attitude. Through your drishti, you cause others to experience the soul conscious stage of being bodiless.
The time for giving teachings through words is over. Now transformation is to take place through pure thought. The need is to serve by transforming through pure feelings. Together with words, the subtle power of elevated thought can give greater accomplishments. The more something is subtle, the more it is effective. Thought is more subtle than words, and therefore now this is the need of the time.
Two types of creation through Brahma are remembered. The first is the creation that emerged through the mouth of Brahma, and regarding the other creation – it is said that the world was created through the thought of Brahma. For how much time did Brahma Baba create elevated and powerful thoughts. Those who were created through thought are not less. Because his power of thought was intense, he was able to bring many children into his family, even though they were far away, and hidden behind many veils. His powerful and elevated thought inspired them and brought them close. This is why those created though these powerful thoughts are also powerful themselves.
Bondage through Waste thought
Subtle ropes of bondage are formed by waste thought. A soul who is karmateet (free from the bondage of action) will think: “Whatever is happening is good, I am good, Baba (The Supreme Father) is good, Drama is good.” Such thoughts form the scissors that cut these bonds.
Pure feelings are defined as powerful thoughts. Thought is the fastest power there is.
The reason for waste (meaningless, fruitless) thoughts is that you took sorrow from something waste. You heard something and took sorrow from that. Even if you don’t wish it, something you heard will run in your mind, with such thoughts as: “why did this one say that? What they said was not right. They should not have said that. This should not have taken place…” Actions from a past life take the form of a burden, and prevent the soul from flying. So also the weight of small mistakes forms a burden and prevents you from establishing yourself in the stage of consciousness that you wish.
Even in thought you need to be free from bondage. This is described as being loving and detached. Your bondages should not attract or pull you even at the level of thought. If they do appear in your thoughts, then after arising as thought, they take the form of actions. Therefore they should be destroyed at the level of thought.
The most elevated treasure is the treasure of thought, and your elevated thoughts are the foundation of your Brahman (purified) life. The treasure of thought is very powerful. Through thought, in less than a second, you can reach as far as Paramdham (nirvana, the world of light). The power of thought is a faster rocket than an automatic or remote controlled rocket. You can reach wherever you wish. Whether you are sitting down, or engaged in some action, yet through the treasure of thought, you can experience yourself to be close to whichever soul you wish to reach. If there is any waste going on, it means their intellect is weak and confused. Their power of judgement is not functioning. They are always undecided. “Should I do this, shouldn’t I?” They are unable to choose clearly. Everyone must have experienced waste thinking. Waste thought is occurring when you feel distressed, desperate, confined or at the end of your tether, or your happiness has disappeared, or your mind is sad all the time, your life has lost its joy, you have no taste for life. These feelings are the signs of waste thought. There are many who don’t know why they got into such a state of mind. They attribute it to gross matters, and cannot discern that they performed any sinful action. They believe they did not make any mistakes, and wonder why their happiness reduced, why they feel depressed, and why they are not enjoying their life today? They don’t have a mind for life and are not motivated. What is the reason? When they examine themselves they look only for negative actions, and negative thoughts. They check only the gross mistakes. However the subtle mistake is that of wasting treasures. Certainly the account of wasting and losing would have increased.
The majority emerge their weak thoughts from the outset, in the form of doubting whether or not something will happen. These weak thoughts do not allow you to experience a state of satisfaction and fulfilment, but keep you in a state of questioning. “Will it happen, will it not happen? What will happen? I don’t know.” These thoughts become a wall and the state of success hides inside that wall.
Bapdada saw that the majority of you spend most of the day engaged in waste thoughts from time to time. What happens is that the weight of those waste thoughts becomes heavy and the weight of positive powerful thoughts becomes light. The waste thoughts that arise during the day make your head feel heavy, and this makes your spiritual effort heavy also.
Do you know the depth of complete purity? There should not be the slightest trace of impurity in your thoughts or dreams. According to the closeness of time, these days, Bapdada is drawing your attention to this: according to the account of complete purity, your waste thought is detracting you from complete purity. You must check whether any waste thoughts are still occurring.
To undertake a vow, means to put forth a firm determined thought.
Methods for Transforming Thought
Do not permit old sanskaras (patterns) to emerge from within. You have to destroy them using thought. If such a thought arises, then do not give it space to persist; do not allow it to be sustained. Destroy that thought as it arises; then eventually its root will perish.
Your mind should not produce any thought that is not consistent with srimat (the directions of God). This stage is defined as complete surrender.
If not that many thoughts are running in your mind, and your intellect remains stable in remembrance of the One, you remain occupied in the task of the One, and you maintain a stable state, then you will be able to discern others easily. Any waste or negative thoughts that are flowing in your mind obstruct you from entering the avyakt (subtle angelic) stage of consciousness. You are repeatedly attracted to the body. The main cause of this is that your intellect is not clean. Cleanliness of the intellect means the intellect is able to remain lost or completely merged in the great mantra that it has received. When the intellect departs from the exclusive remembrance of the One, and wanders towards many others, this indicates that the intellect (will power) is not powerful. Usually when the intellect gets engrossed in many tasks, you must have experienced weakness in the intellect, and then you feel tired. You are then not able to decide correctly. The flow of waste and negative thoughts also tires your intellect. Any tired soul is unable to discern or to judge accurately.
Waste thoughts will not flow within someone with a very simple, easy going, uncomplicated, gentle and calm nature, nor will they waste their time. Because there are no waste thoughts, their intellect remains broad and far-sighted. Due to this they will not be confronted by challenges.
Intense and fast effort makers are defined as those who cannot be defeated by Maya in their thoughts. They keep their minds occupied with pure thoughts In advance, and then no extraneous thoughts can enter.
Any flow of meaningless, waste or negative thoughts is preceded by one phrase: “Why did this happen?” The word “Why” begins a queue of waste or fruitless thoughts. Completion will occur once this queue has ended. Then that queue will begin. When the word “Why?” has been removed then according to the will of drama, complete stability will prevail, so now you must destroy the queue of asking why.
In general, many of you create issues and thoughts, then you sustain them, then you find them troublesome once you have made them very strong and large. Isn’t this called dolls play? Even you are amazed at yourselves. The Father does not create any waste creation. Now you also should not create such a creation. You create fruitless, waste things, then you have to make a lot of effort to dismantle and remove them. So don’t create such a creation.
If you are not idle you will not go into waste. In addition you will always consider yourself to be simply a guest. If you think of yourself as a guest and are not at rest (idle), you will not go into waste. This is the easy way to keep your time and thought productive.
Come to the seed of waste or fruitless thought. When waste or negative thoughts flow, then one phrase comes into your intellect? “Why did this happen?” A queue of waste thoughts arises from the word why.
Any thought that arises translates into an action. There should be no difference between what you think and what you do. Otherwise it is childishness. Now the days are over when you can afford to produce a thought, prepare a plan, and then have to act on that. How far has our study taken us? Now we have reached the final stage.
You need to economise your thought as well as your time. You also need to be economical with your treasure of knowledge. What will happen once you have learnt all forms of economy? Merge the word “I” then all differentiation will merge and amalgamate into the One. You need to develop the power to merge all things into the One.
You have to be clear about one thing: wherever you have to destroy and kill, you do not create; and where you have to create, you do not destroy and kill. Where you have to be a Master creator, do not become a Master destroyer. You need to understand in your intellect when you have to be a Master Creator and when you have to be a Master destroyer. If a creator destroys that would be wrong; and if instead of destroying, a destroyer starts to create that would also be wrong. You must have heard the story that tells about when you start doing the wrong thing it engenders scorpions and lizards. Here also if instead of destroying you create the wrong kind of creation then waste, troublesome thoughts like scorpions and lizards are engendered. So do not create things that will sting you and sting others also.
Put a Stop to Waste Thoughts
If you cannot establish yourself in the form of a point quickly, do not waste time trying to set yourself in that. You will be able to establish yourself in the form of a point when you are regular in the practice of creating pure thoughts. Remove impure thought with pure thought. When an road accident is about to happen, and you are not able to brake, then you have to turn the vehicle. Becoming a point is like applying the brake, if that doesn’t work then turn your mind away from waste thoughts with your intellect, and steer it in the direction of pure thoughts instead.
What is the main method for putting the brake on thoughts? Do you know? Before engaging in any task, first think about it and then do it. Ask yourself whether that task is the Father’s task. Consider yourself as the instrument for it. When you complete that task, just like when they create a sacrificial fire, at the end, they sacrifice everything into the fire. In the same way, whatever you did, and whatever result was attained, sacrifice and surrender that to the Father. Once you have sacrificed that, you should have no further thoughts about it. You became the instrument, you did the task, and when the work was over you sacrificed it. Then what thoughts can arise? During this confluence age, each thought and each action, is invested in the bank for 21 lives. Be attentive to that extent, then produce a thought. Whatever you do will be invested. So how much have you invested? Not even one thought should go to waste.
As the days pass by, service will increase, and challenges will also increase. The speed of thoughts will also increase day by day. Now you may be producing ten thoughts in one second, then this will increase to double or triple the speed. Both the difference and the mantra will take practical form. If you do not forget either, then neither any situation nor any evil spirit will be able to challenge you. In one second you will incinerate the situation. No evil spirit will be able to appear in front of you. You must prepare for this. Do you understand?
One moment you perform an action, the next moment you experience the reward or punishment. Such a time is coming very soon. Therefore The Father is giving you notice because after all He has so much love for you children.
Make Appointments with your Mind
At all times keep your mind busy with appointments. Then in between there will not be time to indulge in waste thoughts. When you are free from your appointments, then waste thoughts take up your time. So learn the method of booking your time. Make appointments with yourself regarding what you are going to do throughout the day. Then your time will be used profitably. What do you appoint your mind to do? There are four things: 1. meeting, 2. expressing and describing, 3. getting lost and absorbed, and 4. getting merged in passionate love with the Supreme Being, burning in the fire of that love.
As soon as you open your eyes the very first transformation of consciousness of the day is: “I am not a body, I am a soul.” This is the first moment’s first thought of transformation. Together with that, this first thought is the foundation of your daily routine. If there is not this transformation upon your first thought, it is not possible for there to be success in your self-sovereignty or in benefitting the world during the rest of the day.
In the world when too many children are produced, the parents are unable to raise them properly. So also the thoughts you create are very large in number. However the fewer thoughts you create the more powerful they are. The more you create the weaker they are. What effort is required for you to achieve success in your thoughts? You have to stop the creation of waste thoughts. Nowadays when you create a waste creation, you have to waste a lot of time sustaining it. Then your thoughts lack power and your karma lacks success. The technique for attaining success in your karma is to become a master seer of the three aspects of time, (the past, present and future). Before embarking upon an action you must ascertain the beginning, middle and last stage and then initiate the action. You should not think about it after you have performed the action and seen the result. Therefore in order to become complete you have to pay attention to these two things.
Connection with the Source
If someone is a yogi, there will be no need to make the effort to connect with each one individually. There will not be a desire that each one should be cooperative individually. Rather there will be yoga, that is, connection with the one seed. A yogi will be connected with all souls, that is, with the entire tree of humanity. So be attentive to the connection. In order to be cooperative, first ask yourself to what extent and in what way have you become a yogi. If you have not become a complete yogi, then you cannot become a completely cooperative soul, neither can you receive cooperation from others.
No matter how much someone may try, but unless you are established in yoga with the seed, no leaf, that is, no soul can possibly receive any cooperation. Therefore if you want to be cooperative with all, or if you wish to receive cooperation from all souls, what is the easy effort required? You have to have connection, that is, yoga, with the seed form. Then your desire to gain an achievement through making hard effort on each individual personally will be finished. You will be free from having to labour. This is the short cut. If you are always cooperative with everyone and remain always stable in yoga then you will also certainly be free from bondages. Since you have the cooperation of all the powers, and you experience cooperation from all souls, would it be difficult for such a soul who is the embodiment of power, to cut any bondages? To be free from bondages, you have to be stable in yoga. Because you are stable in yoga you become stable in love and cooperative. Become free from bondages to this extent. When this occurs easily how much time does it take?
The Witness and the Companion
There are two words: One is Sakshi, the witness, the other is Sathi, the companion. Keep your companion always with you. Secondly remain a detached witness and perform each action. You must practice these two: the companion and the witness, then you will rapidly acquire the stage of being free from bondage. Because you are with the Omnipotent One, you enjoy the attainment of having all the powers. Together with that, being the detached witness, no bondage will capture you as you move along your way. So then you are free from all bondages.
Do you know the definition of honesty? If anything comes into your thought, you do not seek to hide that thought, this is known as honesty.
As each action and thought arise, do you become a seer of the three aspects of time before allowing that thought to come into action. At all times all three must be activated, because if an old sanskara, old nature or waste thought is not destroyed, how will you be able to engender a new creation. And if you do engender a new creation, but you don’t sustain it, then how will you demonstrate it practically. So, are the trinity children of the trinity father, performing all three actions simultaneously.
You must check yourselves as to whether you accept the food of any impure thought through your intellect. The quality of intake of food or any other substance of great souls is always verified.
If any one gets this thought: “I did so much, I should get due recognition and appreciation.” This is also to take; you had the feeling to take in return. If the children of the bestower have the thought of taking in return, then they are not bestowers. This is also taking and is not suitable for a giver. This is only then defined as unlimited disinterest.
The power of churning is necessary for the mind, and for words and actions you need the power of tolerance. The intellect either goes towards old sanskaras, or is drawn to the settlement of karmic accounts of your body, or is pulled to the waste thoughts of the mind.
What is the dual task? Nowadays things are counted in twos. So what are your two tasks. Is your double task getting accomplished throughout the day? The main actions are destruction and construction. You have to destroy something and you have to create something. You make all sorts of creations. One thing is that through service you are creating your kingdom. Secondly though your intellect you have understood the method for creating pure thoughts and destroying negative or waste thoughts. You create through thoughts as well as through words. You create both kinds of creation, in this way you are accomplishing a double task.
Always maintain the intoxication that all powers are my Godly birthright. Move forward in the consciousness of your rights. You ought to keep such elevated thoughts in your intellect at all times. Unless your thoughts are elevated you should not come into words or actions. So keep your thoughts elevated, and in your intellect keep company with the almighty Father. The world is created according to your thought, isn’t it? If your thought is not elevated then you would only get an ordinary status within the new world that is getting created. So always check whether the thoughts arising within you are elevated or ordinary. All souls are already creating ordinary thoughts and actions. As a child of the Almighty Authority, if you are still having ordinary thoughts and doing ordinary actions, then what was the point of becoming elevated or special?
Sometimes, when you see that you are not cheerful, certainly you must have gone against a maryada (code of conduct). There are also codes that apply to thought. You should not put forth waste thoughts. If you move outside this line and put forth waste or negative thoughts, which are against the codes of conduct then you would not be able to experience being cheerful.
Check that just as the Father is the highest of all, so also your thought is so elevated that it can be offered up to him. If thought is waste or negative, then it cannot become a sacrificial offering to the Father. At this time, when any waste or negative thought flows, you do not experience any punishment for that. However, if you move ahead just a little, let alone for karma (physical action), if you so much as allow any impure or waste thought to arise, you will experience practical punishment. This is because, when you allow waste thoughts to arise you must realise that thought itself is a treasure. What would be the condition of someone who allows a treasure go to waste?
Your task is to prevent any sin from occurring though thought, attitude, or awareness. This signifies a Brahman or purity. If any form of impurity arises in your attitude, awareness or thought, you will not be able to stabilise yourself in the stage of being a Brahmin, but you will be that only in name. Therefore you must be careful at every step.
Knowing the deep consequences of karma, perform each action, as a seer of the three aspects of time, (Trikaldarshi). Then you will be able to be karmateet (free from the consequences of negative action). When small mistakes in the form of thoughts occur, they are counted, and the consequences are extreme and ineluctable. You should therefore consider small mistakes to be large. Just as if a completely clean object is tainted by a small mark, that mark stands out very obviously. At the present time the extreme clean and perfect stage is coming close. Therefore even the smallest mistake will now be calculated as a large fault.
You are the images of the support for the world, and the images to uplift the world, that is, you are the world benefactors. By inculcating this thought you remain constantly engaged in the task of world transformation. So by applying one sustained thought you are transforming yourself as well as the world. May you be such spiritual magicians.
What is the effort for remembrance to persist easily and continuously, and for you also to remain healthy, wealthy, happy and holy? You must perform each action in the consciousness of the relationship of both the incorporeal soul and the corporeal body. If both are not in relationship, then you cannot perform any actions. In the same way if you keep both the incorporeal and the corporeal Fathers with you or in front of you, and then perform each karma or produce each thought then these four things (health, wealth, happiness and purity) would arise automatically. Simply by remembering either the incorporeal or the corporeal is insufficient to cause all four to occur. However, if you keep both the incorporeal and the corporeal always with you, then because of being with you, whatever thoughts you produce would be verified with them beforehand. After having verified them you can perform any karma with that faith in the intellect.
The Power of Discernment
Why you are not able to discern, is because you are not free from negative thoughts. The presence of waste or negative thoughts muddies the intellect, therefore it is unable to judge. Due to being unable to decide, it is unable to arrive at a solution or make a decision. In order to intensify your power of discrimination, what template is in front of you? You have each action and each characteristic of sakar Baba (Brahma Baba); this is your template. Whatever action you have to perform or thought you have to generate, you can check it against this template, to see whether it is correct or incorrect, waste or powerful. After having checked against the template any karma you perform will be easy and elevated.
Always maintain this awareness that behind each thought of yours there is a connection with world benefit. If the thoughts of an image of support are not powerful, there will be weakness and deficiency in transforming time. The process or catalyst for transforming time will be inadequate. Due to this, as much as you make time powerful, to that extent you will be able to bring the time for world transformation closer. According to Drama you may well be free from concern, yet on what basis is the drama created. There has to be a foundation or driving force, doesn’t there? You are the driving forces.
You easy yogis, automatic yogis, constant yogis, elevated yogis. Your thoughts and your breath arise on the basis of the Father’s knowledge. Are you able to hold yourself steady for as long as you intended in whatever thought you produce, of whatever quality you wish, and for however much time you decide to sustain that thought? At one moment to be constant in the contemplation of pure thought, the next moment to hold yourself steady in one thought; are you able to practice this easily? You have already overcome the opinions of the scriptural scholars, the ideologies of the gurus, the ideas of your worldly relatives. But do thoughts arise according to your manmat, your self-will, that is, according to incomplete knowledge; do you also allow thoughts arising from the sanskaras of ignorance of your soul, to emerge as words or actions? If so what would you call that? Would you call it srimat? Could you call the emergence of waste thoughts srimat? Those who follow srimat, cannot produce even one thought according to their manmat or to the ideas of other souls, that is, parmat. Because the speed of adopting your stage is not fast, some mixture of manmat or parmat is able to pollute srimat.
Not even one second or one thought should be used for yourself, but for the benefit of the world. When you reach this stage you will be said to be complete, that is perfect.
Can a single waste thought perturb a master almighty authority? Can a single 84 births old putrid sansakra, distress a master almighty authority, a brave warrior, a destroyer of obstacles, a seer of the three aspects of time, a possessor of the cycle of self-realization? Can it weaken your resolve to make effort? If so, what would you call such a master almighty authority?
In order to finish off the meaningless and waste, you must keep a daily diary. In this way you will fix your time, and decide: “today, which special thoughts will I generate in my intellect,” or “what task will I accomplish today through my speech?” Because of fixing it in advance, the ordinary or waste words that drain your energy will all be saved.
The saying: “Spend less, and attain greater glory,” means that only those thoughts will arise which generate attainments that give proof of your potency. Time will also be such that you will have no concern, but the certainty of success. This is defined as siddhi swaroop. (Being the embodiment of success).
He who is like the Father and has claimed all rights, who is always beneficial, merciful, greatly wise and knowledgeable, who distributes virtues, who displays a vision of the Father through each thought, each word, and each action, will himself be as a vision (sakshat) like the Father.
As much as you develop the stage of the true self, the elevated stage of being the embodiment of knowledge; as much as you attain the stage of the soul who is complete with all virtues, unmoved, unwavering, constant and stable; to that extent you will calm any upheaval that arises in your thoughts. You saw in the sakar mother and father (Brahma Baba and Mama Saraswati). They remained in their intoxication, and there was no turbulence in their thoughts. Regardless of the attacks that were going on, they were unconcerned about possible defeat. They were free of weak thought such as: “we don’t know whether or not we will be defeated by Maya,” or “whether or not we will be victorious,” because they saw their victory clearly in front of them. Do you have this experience? I hope you don’t come into the concern and weak thought that you don’t want Maya (the force of negativity) to come, or that you are afraid lest you are weak, or you are anxious about whether or not you will be successful. What! Do you waste your time and power in being this meaningless, because of coming under the influence of this evil spirit of fear within you? To engender such weak thoughts means that you indulge in allowing the weak thought of self-doubt, and thus ensure that you will never become complete and perfect. What! Is your awareness so unclear, that “I, the pure elevated soul have performed the role of being victorious innumerable times.” If your awareness about this is not clear, then this proves that you did not represent yourselves honestly in front of the Father. If for any reason you hid something from the Father, then this is the reason why this evil spirit of fear lies hidden within you. “What I am and how I am, whatever I am, I belong to the Father.” Because you have insufficient faith in this you also have inadequate faith that: “I become this innumerable times.” The treasure of thought, words, time and powers being wasted, and rendered meaningless in this way, has become a burden of waste upon you.
If you would keep your intellect busy all the time in playing with the jewels of knowledge, or looking at the treasures of knowledge, and in contemplating upon those, is it possible for meaningless, waste thoughts to arise. Three things were told to you: One is the occupation of contemplating the treasure of knowledge, second is the occupation of destroying negative karma by burning it, and third is the occupation of bringing about world benefit. These three are special and unlimited tasks. Even though you have this much work to accomplish with your intellects, how is it possible that your intellects remain unoccupied? How is it possible that you people have spare time? What! Have you already completed the work of world benefit? Have you already burned up your negative karma? How is it that you, who have to manage such a vast project, you souls who have been made instruments for accomplishing such a huge task, how is it that you find yourselves free? What would you call that? Is it that you have no knowledge of your task, or is it that you have no knowledge of how to manage yourselves, or is it that you have no knowledge of how to set your daily schedule? Today even the minor clerks of the Kaurav government are able to set their timetables. So what is this? Are you, master knowledgeful, master all-powerful ones, unable to set your daily schedules? This is occurring because you are not setting yourselves upon your seat. This is why you become upset.
The Master Creator
At this time yours is the stage of being world mothers and world fathers. That means yours is the stage of being master creators. As a creator, the vibration of each of your thoughts, as well as your attitude immediately impacts the creation. Consequently, at this time, all will observe whatever act you perform, and do likewise. Do not merely pay attention to this at the physical level, but also be aware that: “whatever thought I think, whatever is my attitude, it would spread throughout the atmosphere, and its vibrations would be felt by other souls.” It is necessary to remain aware of this slogan otherwise the creation of you creators will be weak and therefore cause you to claim a lesser status.
Why does body consciousness and careless recur? What is the reason? The reason is that though you produce a thought to offer up, yet together with engendering that thought, you do not provide the care that is required. Just as when you plant a seed, you must subsequently care for it. According to time you must provide the necessary care. You plant a seed, but then become careless. You believe that you gave that to Baba, Baba knows about it, so now it is Baba’s responsibility. You do not sustain your seed. This means you need to pay attention to your words and your mind. When they plant a seed, they give water to it, so that the seed grows firm. The seed must be watered daily, in the same way, the seed in the form of your thought, must be repeatedly reviewed. You fail to do this and become unconcerned, you prefer to relax. Instead of succumbing to the sanskar of relaxing, you should continuously sustain that thought by ruminating upon it.
The cost of the persistence of past old accounts takes the form of persistent waste or negative thoughts, or it may take the form of a sanskar or a nature (your conditioning). In this regard you must check whether your thought is focussed on the One. You remember the One, that is, you intend to remember the One, but does something else happen? What draws you to itself? There must be some burden, which draws your attention towards itself.
You should never have the thought that: “nothing is visible at the present time,” or that “there is no experience,” or “there is no attainment,” because this study is in fact for the future. It is a Godly law that if anyone attempts to show themselves off, they can never become recognized. Therefore when you think: “I myself know that I am alright, that others do not know me, or that others do not recognise me, that ultimately they will know me, or in future you will see what happens.” This is the sweet sleep of carelessness in a soul who claims to be the embodiment of knowledge, the embodiment of remembrance.
You have to merge (pack up) all thoughts about your body and all the items related to your bodily connections, as well as your necessary facilities. Other than thoughts about returning to the home, you should not go into the details of any other thoughts. Simply there should only be this thought, that: “now I have almost departed for the home.” No bodily relationship or connection should be able to bring you down.
Regardless of the circumstances, whether mental, physical or regarding someone in your connection, do not allow any thoughts about that soul to persist. If the thought of any soul emerges in your awareness then at that very second, it becomes an account. This is why only eight pass the test. There is special praise only of those eight. Certainly the destination must be that deep and subtle.
Think before you think
In the time before having this knowledge it was said that you should perform actions only after having first thought about and considered them. First think about it, then perform the act, or speak the words. If you perform actions having first thought about them and understood their consequences, then instead of performing waste or fruitless acts, each karma would be powerful. When you consider the consequences of an action before performing it, it means that you are deliberately engendering a thought. This thought is the seed. When the thought, the seed, is powerful, then the ensuing words or acts are automatically powerful.
You want to attain the tangible fruit at each second, but you do not maintain the tangible swaroop (self form, embodiment) of your complete, fully empowered and perfect self in your awareness, as a definite thought. You think: “I am an effort maker, I will ultimately become complete, it should happen sooner or later, anyway, all have to be numberwise.” “Our task is to make the effort, so I am doing that according to my strength.” While you are planting these kinds of seeds of thought second by second, they are not indicative of being complete with all powers. The thoughts of that time in which you think: “it will ultimately happen,” indicate that the thoughts of the future are also filled with that idea. Because the firm faith or the power of the essence of the evident fruit is not there, the siddhi (success) will also not be tangible. However, two minutes later, some hours later or some days later you experience the consequent result. Now, did you understand the reason why? Because of the nature of the seed of your thought you do not attain the tangible success. Many varieties of ordinary thoughts occur, but if they are occurring according to the time, then what happened to all your preparations?
The slogan for fast effort is: “Whatever thoughts I produce, the atmosphere will be created according to those thoughts.” Thoughts are also based on atmosphere and atmosphere is based on your efforts. Whatever thoughts you produce, will be followed by all others. Karma is the gross form of this, but you must pay attention to the thoughts; do not consider thoughts to be insignificant, because thought is the seed. If the seed of thought is weak then you can never experience a powerful fruit emerging from it. To allow even one thought to be waste or fruitless is also a mistake. Just as you feel it when you speak a wrong word, you should also feel it when you think a wrong thought. When you perform your checking at this level, you will be able to progress and move forward. Otherwise you are not able to take profit from the opportunity you had to be an instrument. Now your efforts must be on a deep and subtle level. Now the time for performing gross efforts is over. If you make mistakes in words and actions that is just childishness. Now you must make the efforts of the very senior people. If even now you indulge in childish efforts, your luck that is the line of your fortune, will go to waste. If you are sometimes happy, sometimes depressed, sometimes you make intense effort and sometimes your effort is at medium speed, this is not the sign of a special soul. Such a one would be called an ordinary soul. Now all of you need to develop a special type of nyarapan (being unique and different from the rest, a form of detachment). It should be such that from your powerful awareness you are able to transform the state of weak souls into a powerful state.
Whenever any powerful machinery is created for a particular purpose, the work gets accomplished speedily, here also in order to transform waste or meaningless thoughts into powerful ones, the machinery of your intellect has to be powerful. The intellect will become powerful when it is connected to the powerhouse. Here the connection does not get broken, however it definitely gets loose. That means that you also should not be loose, then you will be able to transform the waste into powerful.
Now checking is required for the food provided to the intellect in the form of the thoughts of you special souls. When you accept a thought without first checking it, you get deceived. Therefore first check each thought before accepting it. Just as you check the quality of gold though a specific instrument, as to whether it is pure gold or any alloy is mixed into it, whether it is real or rolled gold. In the same way check whether or not the thought that is arising in your mind is like that of Bapdada. On this basis, you must check and then only allow it to pass into the form of words or actions. You forget the foundation, thus characteristics of the shudra stage, and poisonous sankaras get mixed in to your karma.
Bapdada’s thoughts and words automatically take the form of blessings. So also any thought of yours directed toward any soul, or any word spoken to any soul, become blessings for that soul.
Fulfilling the Farmaan
If you receive the order that for five minutes there should be absolutely no waste thoughts; and that you must hold your mind steady and powerfully in the seed stage, and remain concentrated in that. Are you practiced in this? This means that you cannot allow yourself to be in a stage of cogitation, or any stage of spiritual conversation, or even the avyakt (angelic) stage. The order is to adopt the seed form, but if instead you begin a spiritual conversation, it means that you did not follow the order. You will be able to develop this practice when first you have eliminated all forms of waste thought. Waste thoughts should not be running in your mind even beforehand. Just as when someone feels that they made a mistake; they would never spread it around, but would merge it completely. If it were spread around, that would be considered bad form. In the same way you should consider the mistakes of others to be your own, and not spread them around. You should never bring old past sanskars into the present time, that means, never mix the past into the present, through which the queue of thoughts becomes long. As long as that queue of waste thoughts persists, you will not be able to hold all your minds steady in one thought as a focussed gathering. To consider the mistake of another to be your own is the key to making the gathering strong. This will only happen when you have achieved faith in each other. The faith to transform is also defined as the faith to benefit another. The indicator of this is that one person makes a proposal, and the other one accepts it. You should not use the power to confront against a member of the Brahman family. Rather, the power to face should be used to confront and oppose Maya. When you use your power to oppose or confront the Brahmin family, it prevents the gathering from becoming strong. (Omerta) Even if you disagree with anything, you should nevertheless respect each other’s honour. At that time, you should not cut anyone’s thought or proposal. This means you must inculcate the power to accommodate.
It is also a form of violence to give sorrow to any soul through thought, likewise for taking sorrow from any soul. You are the completely non-violent ones, who never give nor take sorrow, even through your thoughts. Purushottam (The most superior or elevated person) implies that with each thought and at each step you are elevated, that is, most pure, you are neither ordinary nor worldly, and there is no waste.
The essence of all the points is to take the form of a point, that is, to become the point. The form of the point is the powerful stage, through which waste thoughts cannot arise, and the point (the full stop) also indicates, past is past. Through this your karma becomes elevated, also, because waste thoughts are not arising, the speed of your effort becomes fast. Therefore consider and understand the past to be past, and let it be, put an end to it. To look at what is waste, to listen to it or talk about it, should all be finished. To be powerful, with open eyes, implies to adopt the stage of the detached observer.
The Swadharma (religion of the self) of Brahmin life is purity. Pure thought is the aim and qualification of Brahmin life. Someone whose original indicator is purity, has no connection with the date of destruction. Such a concern would be considered an excuse for hiding your own weakness.
Through your intellect, repeatedly perform the exercise of becoming bodiless, and maintain restrictions on the intake of the food of thoughts fed to the intellect. Whenever you have to ingest any food of thought, accept only that restricted food. Self-control means that you apply your intellect only to whatever you want, whenever you wish, then you will develop a refined and subtle intellect.
The easy method to distance weaknesses is to first offer to Baba whatever thought arises.
The reason for the absence of the power of discrimination is lack of the power of concentration in the intellect. Waste or unclean thoughts create turbulence. The concentrated stage though which you absorb all tastes only from the one essence is missing. The intellect is pulled and destabilized by the attraction to many tastes.
When you hear the deep aspects of knowledge, that is, at the time when you engage in regular study, while you are hearing each point that emerges, you do not listen in the stage of being the embodiment of the experience of each point. A knowledgeable soul experiences that they are becoming the form of each point. To hear means that as you listen you become experienced in that swaroop (self form or embodiment). However you have very little ability to become such embodiments of experience. You enjoy listening, it seems very deep to you, you become happy, you receive very good treasure, but you need greater practice in absorbing it, that is in becoming the embodiment of it. “I the soul am incorporeal” – this is something you repeatedly hear, but you must listen to this point while adopting the stage of being incorporeal. As is the point, such should be the experience. When you hear about paramdham (the supreme abode), then become a dweller of paramdham as you hear about paramdham. Become experienced in being the deity who dwells in heaven, as you listen to points about heaven. This is the definition of “to listen is to absorb.” To absorb means to become the swaroop, the embodiment. If you would listen to the murli in this way you would accumulate a stock of pure thoughts. The experience of this treasure can be contemplated repeatedly, and your intellect can remain continuously busy in this. In this way waste thoughts are easily distanced. If you do not experience the points as you hear them, then the treasure of the father will not become your treasure. Thus you remain empty. That is to say you yourself give space for waste and fruitless thoughts to arise and occupy your consciousness.
The basis for waste thoughts arising is insufficiency of pure thoughts, pure ideas, and lack in your treasure of knowledge. This is because you do not become the embodiment of awareness, or it is due to allowing waste and meaningless thoughts to arise, due to becoming depressed or servile, or due to not becoming detached from the attitude of possessiveness and ownership. The attitude of being possessive, the concept of ownership, is very broad and detailed. The foundation for erasing waste and meaningless thought is to renounce the attitude of being a householder. Whether you are a virgin girl or a virgin boy, nevertheless if you claim ownership of your own swabhav (nature) or your own sanskars, your own intellect, and you go into this vistar (expansion) this is to adopt the attitude of a householder. For one who has become complete, the Father’s swabhav, is your swabhav, the Father’s sanskars are your sanskars, and as is the divine intellect of the Father, so also is yours. Within a divine intellect it is impossible that you would not have this awareness. Check also your stage, whether or not, during the course on one hour, the continuous flow of thoughts is based upon any form of the attitude of ownership. The sign of the attitude of ownership is lagav (attachment and dependency.) Without dependency and attachment, the intellect would not be attracted to that thing, nor could the intellect jukauv (bow down, come under the influence, get blackmailed by, or bend to it.) So you can check for attachment and dependence if bending to it is present. Whether that occurs in thought, in words, in action, in relationships, or in connections.
Even though you may not wish it, you will definitely assign time to that. In view of this, we can see that the essential cause or waste thought is attachment. You must check for this. For example if you say: “my creation” that sense of ownership will exert a pull on the creator. In the same way if you say: “my creation” in the sense of my swabhav, or my sanskars, that will also exert a pull on the soul who is their creator. It is not mine, that attitude is the sanskar of being a shudra; to say it is mine is a great sin. It is a form of theft and of cheating.
The second cause of waste thoughts is, throughout the day’s schedule, in some way or another, you act against (uljan) the maryadas (disciplines) received from the Father through srimat. Instead of being obedient to a complete extent, in terms of thoughts, words and actions, you become disobedient. If even at the level of thought, if you step outside the lines of the maryadas, then Ravan in the form of waste thoughts can attack you. So you must also check this, whether you have gone against the Brahmin neeti and reeti (traditions and customs) through your thoughts, words, action, relations and connections. You must certainly have missed one or another custom or tradition, which would cause waste thoughts to be mixed into your intellect. Did you understand the second reason? Therefore your checking should be very thorough. Only then would you be unassailed by waste thought.
Exams are instruments for making you move forward, not for the purpose of making you fall. However, instead of finding solutions to excuses, you waste a lot of time thinking about the reasons why. You also waste your energy in this. Instead of thinking about the reasons why, think about the solutions, and become free from those obstructive thoughts like: “Why did it come?” No, It had to come. By remaining in this awareness, you will adopt a powerful swaroop (self form). Another thing, when you encounter any small obstacles, by raising the question: “Why?” you set up a queue of waste thoughts. And it takes you quite a long time to finish off that queue. So the main weakness is: in spite of being established in the stage of gyan swaroop (the form of knowledge), or knowledgefull, yet you are unable to traverse the obstacles. It means you are knowledgeable but not the embodiment of knowledge.
Subtle Sin in Thought
Sin in thought also causes you to experience tangible punishment. When your own weakness, through the form of any vice manifests in thoughts, it is definitely accumulated in the account of sin. Also in your attitude toward any other souls, if you are under the influence of any vice, this is also a cardinal sin, because you consequently speak your waste words or make comments. This is also accumulated in the account of sin. Instead of having pure feelings and intentions toward any soul, through your karma including your relationships and connections, if any other sort of feeling arises, this is also accumulated in the account of sin, because this also is to give sorrow.
You create storms of waste thoughts for yourself, and you yourself shake and tremble in those storms. You cause yourself to get shaken at the foundation of your faith and at the foundation of your many forms of attainments. The storms of waste thoughts steer you away from being a high-speed effort maker towards being just an effort maker. Cease to come into such storms.
Bapdada asks such children. What! Even now are you a trustee or a householder? If you are a trustee, then who is responsible? You or the Father? Since the Father is responsible, then the question: “will it happen or not happen, what will happen?” Is this the Father’s responsibility or yours? “Will the destruction happen or not, when will it happen,” don’t you like the life of celebrating a meeting with the Father, the life of being in the rising degree, the life of becoming complete with all attainments, the life of being complete with all experiences? Do you want this to be over quickly? Are you having any problems or difficulties? In the path of Bhakti they call out for the days of the life of supersensuous joy to be quadrupled, and yet you are getting tired of them. Bapdada considers souls who create such thoughts laughable.
What is lacking such that you are creating these thoughts? Since you say I am the beneficial Father, and you call this a beneficial life, then whatever are the great words of God, they must be filled with many varieties of benefit. By engaging in such thoughts as “why” and “how”, why are you shaking the foundation of the faith in your intellect? You must finish off the storms of waste thoughts, become wealthy and powerful. Maintain steady faith in the intellect. At every second, take profit from the beneficial Father and the beneficial time. In the entire kalpa such rich, fortunate days, days spent in the company of the bestower of fortune, these days will not come back again. Even at the time of destruction, you will remember this time of attainment.
There is so much power in thought that through powerful thoughts you are able to serve the souls of the world. According to the purity of your attitude you are able to purify the atmosphere. Attitude has power. Shuddh means purity. The foundation of purity is the attitude of fraternal awareness.
Silence of the mind is defined by waste thoughts not arising in the mind. This is indeed the silence of the mind, isn’t it?
Every day at amrit vela, with your eyes, through thought, scan the souls who come in your connection. As much as you remember them with those thoughts to that extent those thoughts will reach them, and they will say that they remembered you many times. Bringing about new forms of service in this way, you will move forward.
In the form of the aeroplane of the Brahmin soul, you have arrived at your place. The direction you received was to fly in one second, however there was something missing in your checking. “I am a soul, I am not this body,” your checking remains at this level. Through cogitating on some aspect of the knowledge, you still remain only at this level in making yourself complete with all the powers. “I am a master embodiment of knowledge, I am a master almighty authority, master of all powers,” – you only got as far as this pure thought. However you did not become the embodiment of that. So you were not able to succeed in reaching this second stage. Because you were busy trying to accomplish other things, you remained unable to fly. This is because, although you were ruminating on pure thoughts, yet you were not able to lift off from the ground or earth of this body. You were not able to hold yourselves steady in the bodiless stage.
A very few selected ones were able to fly in a second according to the Father’s direction, and reach the subtle regions or the soul world. Just as the Father incarnates (enters this body), and then he leaves, so just as the Supreme Soul has the capacity to incarnate, in the same way those murjeeva janamdhari Brahmin souls (who live as dead whilst alive), that is, who are great souls, are also capable of incarnating in this way.
You should have a stock of pure thoughts, then the waste will be finished off. Out of all the knowledge that you hear each day, you must keep selecting some aspect to ruminate upon. If waste thoughts are flowing, it indicates that you lack the power to cogitate. You must learn to cogitate. You should take up a particular word, and go into the depths of it. Each day you must give yourself a topic to ruminate about, then the waste thinking will stop. Whenever any waste or meaningless thoughts arise you must go to Madhuban in your intellect. You will remember the atmosphere here, and the elevated company and this will finish off the waste. The line of your thinking will change.
Now you need very refined attention. Service needs to be accomplished through thought. If you kept yourself busy serving though the power of thought, then waste would automatically be destroyed.
The thoughts of all of you are flowing on the basis of srimat. It implies that at this time the Father is moving all of you leaves at all times on the basis of srimat. He is fluttering each leaf; that is, He is moving each one.
If any rain falls in the form of waste, stop that waste and transform it into something productive. If you would use this power of thought in service, which otherwise goes into waste, then, instead of waste it is turned into powerful thought. Thought, words, karma or the power of knowledge should not go at all into any waste.
Dreams occur on the basis of what takes place during the day.
The reason you do not get success in your thoughts is lack of concentration. Because there is lack of concentration you waver. Concentration means to remain continuously steady in one elevated thought. This one seed in the form of thought contains the entire tree of its expansion merged within it. Intensify your concentration then all forms of instability and fluctuation will be finished off. On the basis of concentration, whatever a thing is, and how it is, it will be clearly visible as such. Anyone who holds themselves steady in such a concentrated stage will always be experienced clearly as to what they are and how they are. Through this the upheaval of doubt as to who you are, and what you are, will be finished. Just as when some object is clearly visible then no question ever arises as to what this is. Questions are finished with the clear experience that this is what this is.
Before engendering any thought or idea, check whether this thought or idea is liked by the Father, liked by God.
The Burdened Mind
There is the weight of waste pressing on the soul. Waste thoughts, waste words, waste karma, through which the soul becomes heavy. Now finish off this weight. In order to finish off this weight, always keep busy in service. Intensify your power to cogitate. Through the power to cogitate, the soul becomes powerful. Just as when you digest your food, it becomes blood, then this provides you with energy, in the same way, through cogitating the soul develops power.
Sometimes this thought also arises: “I wish to become this, but will I be able to?” You create a slight qualm in the form of waste thoughts and misgivings about your self, which is called the royal form of doubt.
You gave attention to amrit vela and to the night, but in the middle of the day you were careless, so what was the result? The account of waste will not get finished off. Something or other of the old account remains. Therefore again and again pay attention to sustain the thought: “I am a master of all powers.” You need to check this very thoroughly.
If the speed of thoughts is running very fast, then from one, another arises. When one thought arises from another and they keep arising, then it indicates that the speed of thoughts is very fast, which implies that you are wasting the fortune of your energy. When waste thoughts are flowing, what is the speed of those thoughts? And when you are ruminating upon knowledge what is the speed of your thoughts? The one wastes your energy and the other creates energy. Just as in a bamboo jungle, one bamboo propagates many others automatically, and they rub and clash against each other and ultimately the rubbing together causes a fire, and they are destroyed in their own created fire. In the same way waste thoughts clash against each other, which engenders one or another vice, and you put yourself into trouble. Therefore slow down the speed of thoughts. Consider thought. Pure thought is the foundation of becoming one who lives as dead while alive. “I am not this body, I am a soul”, this thought transformed you from being worth only a shell to being as valuable as a diamond. “I am the same child of Baba as in the previous kalpa, I am the heir, I am the one with rights.” This thought made you a master almighty authority. So this is also a treasure, it is also energy, and it is also thought. How is special treasure used? You should recognise the value of your treasure, and the energy of your thought, and apply it to the task. Then all your powers will be proved, and you will become the embodiment of spiritual power.
Did you understand today which lines were being seen? Think less, means create thoughts that are siddhi swaroop, the forms of success. Those who have such lines of fortune will always be begumpur ki batshah (the emperors of the town without sorrow.) Through your mouth, always speak great words; great words are counted. Just as great souls are counted, there are many souls, and only one supreme soul. So both energies, the energy of thought and of words should not be expended wastefully. Mahavirs and maharathis are those who utter great words through their mouths, and through their intellects they produce thoughts that are siddhi swaroop, the forms of success. These are the signs of a mahavir and a maharathi.
Physical action is the grossest thing. Thought is a subtle power. Service through the mind is more elevated than physical service. Through your attitude, you can transform the prevailing attitudes and atmosphere; this service is extremely elevated. However physical action is easier. It has already been defined for you. However today this matter is being clarified: through karma you can give a vision of the shakti swaroop (the form of power). If you want to deliver a vision of shakti swaroop, it would become easy to reach up to the power of thought through pure karma. Otherwise weak action brings down the subtle power of the intellect and the quality of thought.
If there is purity in the thought of the mind, the sign of it is that in the mind there will always be the experience of being the embodiment of happiness and peace. If at any time waste thoughts enter the mind, then there is upheaval instead of peace.
In opposition to each type of waste thought there is a corresponding powerful thought. Suppose that there is a flow of waste thoughts that opposes your stage or your yoga, such as: “my part does not seem to be that visible”, “I am not able to get connected in yoga; I am not able to become bodiless.” These are waste thoughts, and you must produce powerful thoughts to oppose them, such as: “Remembrance is my swadharma (religion of the self). The dharma of the children is to remember the Father.” Why wouldn’t you set yourself in such remembrance? It would definitely occur. “If I were not a yogi, then who else would be one! I am indeed the easy Raja Yogi of every kalpa.” Thus instead of waste, you must cause a flow of these kinds of thoughts. “My body cannot manage this,” Do not allow this waste thought to flow. Instead of that use this powerful thought: “in this last life the Father made me His own. It is a wonder; let me surrender this last body. Through this old body I had claimed my inheritance for birth after birth.” Do not create depressing thoughts. Rather create thoughts of happiness. “Wah! my old body, which became the instrument for meeting the Father.” Keep on saying Wah! Wah! and move yourself ahead. Just as when you ride a horse with love and guide him with your hands then the horse canters ahead very well, but if again and again you whip the horse then he will give you even more trouble. This body is also yours. Do not keep on telling it that it’s an old useless body. Saying this is like whipping it. With a lot of happiness, praising its wonder a lot, keep moving it forward. Then your old body will never disturb you; rather it will cooperate well with you.
There is no real foundation for becoming confused. But the foundation of waste and weak thoughts does take you there. If the foundation is indeed waste and weak, what do you expect the result to be? Either you would stop, or you would hang in suspension or you would fall down below. Then you would start screaming: “Baba I am yours, Give me power.” If you would only remain set on your seat, the rays of power from the sun of knowledge would automatically, and permanently take the form of a canopy of protection. You come down from your seat and then the wall of waste or weak thoughts stands in your way. Weak thoughts don’t come individually, but second by second an unlimited number of thoughts rises up, and these form masses of bricks that become a wall. Therefore the rays of the power of knowledge cannot pierce through it and reach you. Then you complain that you are not receiving any help, you are not getting any happiness, or that you cannot get connected in yoga. But how can you?
“I did it!” Through this limited thought, do you eat green fruit? Or does the bird of waste thoughts, through the variety of difficulties of Maya, the atmosphere, bad company, parmat or manmat, destroy the fruit. This is the reason why you remain deprived of the fruit i.e. the treasures of attainments and experiences. Where there is firm determination, it is impossible for you not to gain success. Even if it is not in your thoughts, you will nevertheless gain attainments. That means there will be greater attainment than you had anticipated. So the present time is the age for achieving all attainments easily.
Thought creates your swaroop (your persona, what you embody). When you keep on saying that there are obstacles, then you become the embodiment of there being obstacles. Through weak thoughts you create a weak world. This is because when there is one weak thought, it gives rise to a huge amount of weak thoughts which start flooding in one after the other. One thought of “why” and “what” brings on a vast amount of “whys”, and “whats.” When a powerful thought is engendered, such as: “I am a great warrior”, or “I am an elevated soul”, this makes the world become elevated. Therefore it is said: As is the thought, so is the world. This is totally the game of thoughts.
If you create a thought of happiness, at that time you will experience an atmosphere of happiness. If you create a thought of sorrow, then within the atmosphere of happiness you spread an atmosphere of sorrow. Then you will not be able to experience happiness. Thus it is in your hands to establish the atmosphere and create the world. Create firm determined thoughts and the obstacles vanish like magic.
When your swastithi (the stage of your self) is powerful, then the touchings you receive at amrit vela will be correct. Do not sit at amrit vela with mixed feelings in your mind. Sit with a plain intellect then you will receive correct touchings.
Freedom is Power
To become an angel, you have to become free from the bondage of the mind. The waste thoughts of the mind prevent you from becoming an angel. Therefore an angel means someone who has no relationship with waste thoughts in the mind. This remembrance should always remain: “I the angel, I am not bound in relationship with anyone, or anything.”
There is just one easy method to make the seed of any thought fruitful, and that is: always at each moment keep on filling that seed with strength from all the Father’s powers. Through the Supreme Seed, the seed in the form of your thought will easily and automatically multiply and fructify. But because you are not continuously in connection with that Seed you make other souls and relationships the method for expansion. Due to this, when you do things according to how they are usually done, you do it like that person. By getting into that expansion, you have to expend a lot of time and effort. This is because you make another soul or facility into your foundation and support. Instead of getting water and sunlight from the ocean and the sun, no matter how much water you take from facilities, or how much support you take from other souls, when you give sakash based on that, it is not possible for the seed to be fruitful. Therefore after making the effort, after putting in time, when the attainment of the evident fruit does not occur, as you move along your enthusiasm diminishes, and you become depressed with yourself, your service companions or the service. The waves of being sometimes in happiness, sometimes in depression, sometimes wobble your Brahmin life and sometimes move it forward.
If there are waste thoughts in your mind, then powerful thoughts will not be able to persist. The waste repeatedly pulls you down. The desires of the mind, and the aspirations in the minds of those who indulge in producing waste thoughts, are very high. “I will do this, this should be done,” they make these plans very fast, that is to say they create very high speeds. This is because the speed of waste thought is very fast. Those who practice creating powerful thoughts will always do what they intend to do. Their thinking and doing are equal. They always create thoughts patiently and at a steady pace. Thus they get success in their activities.
Waste thoughts draw you into tempestuous storms and turbulence. Powerful thoughts create abundance like the lush greenery of springtime. Waste thoughts become the instruments to waste your energy and drain your spiritual power as well as waste your time. Why is it that even now there are waste thoughts, what is the reason? The treasure of powerful thoughts that Bapdada has provided you with is the murli of knowledge. Each and every mahavakya (great saying of the murli) should be considered as powerful. Because you have insufficient value for the treasure of these powerful thoughts, you do not inculcate or absorb powerful thoughts, so there is a chance for waste to get propagated. If at all times you would be ruminating on each mahavakya (great word) of the murli, then waste would not be able to occupy a powerful intellect. Your intellect remains empty. So, seeing an empty place, the waste comes and occupies it.
Keep your intellect always filled with powerful thoughts. The foundation of this is to listen to the murli every day, absorb it and become the embodiment of it. These are three stages. When you listen to it you like it very much. You cannot carry on without hearing it. This is also a stage. Those who are at that stage desire to hear the murli when it is the time to listen to it. Because they enjoy the taste of listening to it, for the duration of the murli they remain joyously enjoying the taste of it. They remain intoxicated while listening to it. Very good! They also sing songs with happiness. But when the time of listening is over, then that taste is also over. This is because they did not absorb it. Through the power of absorption they did not fill their intellects with powerful thoughts, therefore waste remains present in the intellect. Those who absorb always remain filled. Therefore waste thoughts remain distant. However those who become the embodiment become very powerful and they also make others powerful. Otherwise this deficiency will remain.
Verify each thought. The Father’s thoughts should be my thoughts.
The moment a soul with rights arrives, he immediately accepts that it is the Father’s right to demand purity from him, and he puts forth that firm determined thought, that I have to become pure. Purity will always attract your heart. Although Maya also comes to take your test as you move along, either in the form of thoughts, or in the form of dreams, yet as a soul with rights, you will not get confused because of being knowledgeful. With the power of knowledge you will transform that thought. After that one thought of Maya, you will not generate a vast number of other thoughts. That trace will not give rise to a vast progeny. If you think: “what happened? This happened,” that is not called the progeny.
If times change, does your pure thought also get changed? The pure action that you thought of doing, and the enthusiasm with which you decided to do that, also change. In this regard, what did you see that was the speciality by which Brahma Baba took the number one position? He did not say; “when, but let’s do it now.” The saying goes: immediate donation is the great punya (charity, investment). Waste thoughts arise with such force that you are not able to control them. At that time you say: “what can I do, it happened, didn’t it?” You were not able to hold it back. Whatever came into your mind, you did that. However, you need controlling power to handle waste.
The Fruit of Pure Thought
The fruit of one powerful thought is multimillion fold. In the same way the account of one waste thought takes the form of you becoming sad, depressed, disheartened, or that your feelings of happiness fade away, you are unable to understand what you are, your are unable to understand yourself. This is to have the experience of going into great loss as a result of one small incident. Later on you think that: “after all it was nothing. I don’t know why my happiness disappeared. The issue was not a big one, but it has been many days, since my happiness has faded. I don’t know why I like to be alone, where shall I go off to, but I have to go somewhere.” Being alone means you don’t want to be without the Father’s company, do you? OK though you may want to be alone, but never isolate yourself from the Father’s company. If you isolate yourself from the Father’s company, you become vaeragi, you lose interest and became depressed. This is another direction. This is not Brahmin life.
You Brahmin souls must become knowledgeful yourselves, and then put forth each thought. Then the thought (intention to do something good) and the success will be experienced together.
Check yourself as to whether or not you are bound by any form of thought. Whether it is the bondage of waste thought, whether a thought of jealousy or envy, or a thought of carelessness, or of laziness; any kind of thought in those categories constitutes bondage of the mind. So today Bapdada was looking at your bondages, and seeing how many free souls there are.
Always, every day, within your thoughts keep one or another thought of enthusiasm and zeal for your own self and for others. Each day in the thoughts of the mind, emerge some or another thought of enthusiasm and zeal. And use this thought to make yourself into the embodiment of that thought, and apply it to the service of others. Then what would happen? You would remain always in renewed zeal and enthusiasm.
The Language of Thought
The language of thought is also a very elevated language. Because the power of thought is the most elevated power, it is the original power. And the fastest language or communication system is the language of thought. No matter how distant a person may be, and even if there are no facilities or equipment, yet through the language of thought you can convey a message to anyone. At the end, this language of thought will be effective for communication. When the facilities of science and technology fail, then this instrument of silence will accomplish the task. However if you wish to make a connection you must always have a clear line. To the extent that your line is clear with the one Father and the knowledge he has described; and to the extent that you are practiced in remaining busy in serving through that knowledge. Because your thoughts have remained elevated, to that extent your line will be clear. There will be no disturbance of waste thoughts. To the extent that waste has been finished and that powerful thoughts are flowing, and to that extent the thoughts are elevated; then your thought will be experienced as clearly, as if they are hearing you speak through your mouth. Because the language of thought is much faster than spoken language, you will enable anyone to experience it within a second. Through the power of thought, you will convey the essence of a lecture of three minutes within a second.
Conquest of the mind means conquest over waste and negative thoughts. Such children who conquer these gain a right to rule over the world. This is why it is said: “the conqueror of the mind, is the conqueror over the world.”
Your karmic accounts are considered to have been paid when your burden is lifted. So with great happiness burn up your burden of the past. Bapdada is always cooperative with the children. Do not think about it much. Waste thinking also weakens you. If you have waste thoughts running a lot, you should read the murli 2 or 4 times, and churn it. Keep on studying. One or another point will sit in your intellect. Keep on accumulating the power of pure thoughts, and then the waste will be finished off. Do you understand?
Constantly accumulate and add to your power of pure thoughts. Now it is necessary to have the special experience of the power of pure thoughts and being introverted. This power of pure thoughts finishes off waste thoughts easily. Not only your own waste thoughts, but your pure thoughts will create pure feelings for others, and by adopting the form of good wishes you can transform them. Now it is very essential for you to accumulate a stock of pure thoughts for your own self.
You hear the murli and your love for it is very good. The murli is a treasure. You must accumulate each point in the form of power. This increases the power of pure thought. At all times, apply thought to the task in the form of power. Now you must give special attention to this speciality. Now, know the importance of pure thought, and continue to experience it. To that extent you will become experienced in serving through the mind. First of all you must accumulate the power of pure thought for yourself. Together with that, all of you are world benefactor souls along with the Father; you are world transformer souls. There is still a lot of work to be done for world transformation through these pure thoughts.
Whenever you begin any work of service, first check in your intellect whether to the slightest extent there is still any past issue instead of cleanliness towards any soul. If so you will look at them and speak to them with that attitude and drishti. Otherwise the cleanliness that should be there for complete success in service will not be there. Past matters or attitudes must all be finished off; this is cleanliness. To hold on to a thought about the past constitutes a small percentage of sin. Thoughts also make the world. To speak makes an even greater impact. However, when you create thoughts, if there is still the awareness of old thoughts, they make the world that way; that is they create an atmosphere like that. Then you justify your words saying: “Whatever I said, it was indeed like that,” OK, But what was the result? Your weak, waste thoughts created that waste world in the atmosphere. Therefore, always be a true server, that is, finish off the old vibrations.
In each task, at all times, remember: “if not now, then never.” If you retain this awareness, you will never waste your time, thoughts or action, but will always be accumulating.
Some think that they have less experience of the seed form stage, or the stage of powerful remembrance, or that only after applying a lot of attention can they get an experience. The reason for this was told to you previously: there is leakage, and the power of the intellect goes towards waste. Sometimes waste thoughts will flow; and at other times ordinary thoughts will be flowing. To keep your intellect busy in the work you are doing is called having ordinary thoughts.
When you pay attention to your thoughts, if there is any subtle type of attack of Maya, you will discern it quickly, and you will be able to make the effort to transform or overcome it, and then finish it off quickly.
This is a very deep and subtle destination. Just as the sinful action of a previous birth is burdensome and therefore prevents the soul from flying. In the same way the small disobediences of this life become a burden, and this prevents you from experiencing the stage that you want. Today you must remember this slogan: “Do not think waste, do not see waste, do not listen to waste, do not speak of waste, do not waste your time doing waste actions.”
Transformation of Consciousness
The foundation for transforming waste into powerful is pure feelings and good wishes. No matter what someone is like, nevertheless you must maintain good feelings. No matter how much dirty water is present, just keep on putting clean water in, and ultimately it will remove the dirty water. If any soul does not have the power to remove their waste, then with the power of your pure feelings transform that waste into something powerful. Do you have this much power or are you sometimes influenced? Just as Bapdada transformed your waste when he saw it, didn’t he? How did he do that? Through pure feelings he thought: “these are my children.” So through your pure feelings you should also think: “these are my family, these belong to the Godly family.” No matter what they are like, even if they are like stones, yet you will transform that stone into water. Are you such holy swans with that amount of pure feelings and good wishes? The swan is always shown to be clean. So you will transform them like a swan with a clean intellect. You will not absorb their defects into yourself.
Always remain in this awareness, that “we souls are all siddhi swaroop” (the embodiments of success). “Each thought, word and each act of we siddhi swaroop souls will cause ourselves and others to be accomplished with all powers.” There will not be waste. If you do whatever you say, this is called being siddhi swaroop. You said it, and thought it, but did not do it; that is called waste. Your thoughts are very good, but why is there is difference when it comes to putting it into action? What is the reason for this? If the seed is very good, but it does not produce good fruit, what would you say? There must be a deficiency in the land, or in the fertilizer. Anyway the seed in the form of thoughts is very good. The thoughts reach Bapdada. And Bapdada is also happy – you planted a very good seed, you created a very good thought, now the fruit is almost ready. But what happens? The land of firm inculcation is lacking, and again and again there is lack of fertilizer.
A holy swan finishes off whatever waste thoughts, waste words, waste action and waste relations and connections that might arise throughout the day. If you have accepted even one waste thought, waste word, waste action, then just one waste thing gives birth to many forms of waste. If one waste word is given power then it will make you experience a lot of waste. You people call that bad feelings, anxiety, or being reactive. When the feeling of just one waste thought arises that feeling will intensify. Thus the progeny of waste is engendered very fast. Whether it is due to past karma or whatever it may be. If you utter even one waste word, then in order to prove your point, you have to say so many more waste words. Just as people say, don’t they, in order to prove one lie, you have to cover it with so many other lies. So the account of waste must be finished off and the account of the powerful must be constantly accumulated. Even if someone gives you waste, you must transform it and then absorb it as powerful. For that you need that much power to transform. That person may hurl an insult at you, but you transform it into a flower. They may get angry with you, but you respond with the cool water of peace. You need this degree of the power to transform. This is the work of a holy swan. Have you made your life like this? Or would you say: “what can I do?” However, you have to turn the bad into good. You don’t have to make good into good. No matter what the atmosphere is like, regardless of the attitude, no matter what the words, no matter what the drishti is, but a holy swan makes everyone holy.
Whenever anyone provokes a flow of waste thoughts, what do you experience? You head feels heavy. There is a burden, so your head gets weighed down, doesn’t it? So always stay in the company of the Father, and always hold on to the pure thoughts given by the Father. You have received so many pure thoughts through the Father. When you get any good, or great thing, then why would you bother with an ordinary thing? You would finish it off, wouldn’t you?
Keep your mind and intellect so busy that waste thoughts don’t get a chance to come. If they do, then you have to chase them away. After all they take up your time, don’t they? Waste thought should not even come. The method for ensuring this is to keep your mind constantly busy in service of the mind, through words and in physical service. Every day’s murli is a resource for keeping your mind busy. You hear the murli every day; you read it. So you stay busy, don’t you? Then the waste is over.
The sign of a master almighty authority is that both thoughts and actions will be the same. It is not that the thoughts are very elevated and when it comes to performing action, you are not able to bring those elevated thoughts into practical form; this would not be described as a master almighty authority.
As is the thought, so definitely would be the attitude. You would never have any waste thoughts for anyone, or for yourself; then what would be in your attitude? That feeling would be in your attitude, and that same action would then automatically take place. So the attitude cannot be waste even for a second. You cannot allow even one waste thought to persist even for a second, because you are responsible for the subsequent impact on the whole tree. Do you think of this?
In the world there are two things that attract: one is the relationship with people and the other is the attainment through many varieties of objects or equipment. Maya provokes in you this thought: “it happens like this, there are some high ups that act like this, this is how it goes,” or you say: “anyway at this time I am making effort, anyway no one has become perfect yet, so certainly there will be some deficiencies remaining, in the future I will become perfect.” In this way the pillars of weak thoughts get strengthened. You should not take support from such pillars. In the coming time, these artificial pillars will betray you. The foundation of all relationships for all time is one Father, but you have insufficient experience of this. You must increase the experience of being supported and protected through having cultivated all relationships with the Father.
You do not become trikaldarshi (a seer of the three aspects of time) before performing any action or thinking any thought. Therefore you become one of a number. If any thought arises in your intellect, that thought is the seed; the words and the actions are the expansion of that seed. If you check the thought, that is the seed, having stabilised yourself in the stage of trikaldarshi, and having fully empowered yourself, then you will automatically and definitely attain success in your words and actions.
Put forth a firm determined thought; determination most certainly brings about success. Do not engender weak thoughts. You waste a lot of time sustaining those. They arise very fast. In one second a hundred are born. And how much time does it take to sustain them. It also takes time to erase them; it takes time and you remain deprived of the blessings and boons of Bapdada. Bind yourself in the bondage of pure thoughts as in a corral. Even if you are a little weak, for that also, this corral of pure thoughts constitutes a canopy, it becomes an instrument of safety; it becomes a fortress. So far, you have failed to recognise the power of pure thoughts adequately. The miracle that can be performed with one single pure, or powerful thought can accomplish anything. You should experience this, this year and see.
You understand, and you also think that this is not right, that it creates harm, yet even so, you go for it, what is the reason? You have insufficient power to transform. The first and most important transformation is the transformation of your form. “I am not this body, but I am a soul,” this is the transformation of your form. This is the initial transformation of the beginning. You must check this also, then at the time when there is the force of dehbhan (the feeling of the body) are you able to hold yourself steady in the consciousness of the soul, or do you fall into body-consciousness? If your power to transform works in one second, then you save so much time and power. Instead of going into waste, you go into the best.
Waste cannot come In front of an intellect filled with faith, because the questions of “why, what and how” constitute waste. Since you know the secret of the drama, and you are the knowers of the beginning, middle and end. Wouldn’t those who know the beginning, middle and end of the whole world drama, also know the beginning, middle and end of the tiniest things? Because of not knowing, the waste thoughts of “why, what and how” start flowing. If you had incontrovertible faith in drama, and you were knowledgeful, and powerful, then waste thoughts would not have the courage to shake you.
Once a thought is waste then automatically and certainly, your treasure goes to waste. For a waste thought to flow, or for you to cause waste thoughts to flow in others, means you became an instrument to cause it to flow within yourself and you caused it to flow within others. Thus is waste thought a form of purity? You must bring the secret of purity in thought in front of others in a practical form, mustn’t you? Anyway it has been seen that the five vices, from lust to attachment… The number one of them all is lust, and the least serious is attachment. However, when any vice arises, waste thought also engenders anger. Lust means waste drishti. If waste drishti also goes to any soul, it implies that at that time it would not be accepted that you have purity. So why do you not surrender that waste thought to the father?
Bapdada is saying that knowledgeable souls either develop arrogance of their own virtues, or their specialities, or else, as much as they move forward to that extent they see some deficiency, not in their own effort, but they see there is a deficiency in their name, honour, respect, being asked about, being moved forward, becoming a centre in charge, in service, in being given a special role. This waste thought is particularly harmful for knowledgeful souls. Nowadays these two specially constitute the foundation of waste thoughts.
Waste thoughts sometimes flow a lot in the majority of children. Through this your accumulated powers go to waste and leak away. Therefore give your mind the homework of thinking about one or other of your titles. Create a timetable for your mind. You already make a timetable for your activity, but you need to create a timetable for your mind. At amrit vela after celebrating the meeting give this to your mind, to cultivate your self-respect, but just as it was said to you 12 or 13 times everyone gets time. In this you must realize, and also revise then due to the mind being engaged your time will not get spent in waste thoughts. You will not have to expend effort. Then at all times you will experience the pleasure of the confluence age, which is the time for experiencing pleasure.
According to the completion of time, the presence of waste thoughts is a sign of impurity. Throughout the day, you must also check whether any waste thought of arrogance or of feeling insulted, draws you towards itself. This is because, as you move along, if you consider the specialities that were given you by the Father, to be your own, you will come into arrogance. That also is waste thought; and because of the impure thoughts that arise from a sense of ownership, you think: “I am not less, I also know everything, my idea is indeed right, it is elevated and worthy.” This arrogant thought that arises from a sense of ownership is also a subtle trace of impurity.