Satsangs of Guru Maharaj Ji Ji's Family
The following discourse was given by Bal Bhagwan Ji, Guru Maharaj Ji's eldest brother in July, 1972, at Denver, Colorado.
I am here by the grace of Guru Maharaj Ji, and now I am speaking to you, giving satsang, the thing for which we have gathered together. Satsang has a very significant and a very great role to play in our lives.
I have come from such a long distance and you also have come here from very far places. The whole thing is just like a tributary. There is a tributary and there is a distributary. Now this tributary is where all small streams, canals, brooks, and rivers join with the main stream, so this is a meeting point for us. So all these small streams join with the main stream and flow towards the sea. Our efforts, our small services, are joining together and flowing towards Guru Maharaj Ji, our Source.
In India, Guru is said to be the highest manifestation of the Supreme Authority. He is said to be a manifestation of the Supreme One. He is the potential manifestation of the kinetic energy of the cosmos. I will explain these things to you.
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What is kinetic energy? The energy in motion, the energy which has no position. When a body is moving, when a body is falling, the body is said to be acquiring kinetic energy. In science, we study this. Similarly, when the ultimate reality is latent, it is said to be absolute and also in the kinetic form. But in the kinetic form, we cannot comprehend it. When that kinetic energy takes a potential form, it takes a position, and that position is called the Guru. For instance, take a coin and place that coin here just above the earth. When you leave that coin, that coin due to gravity will fall towards the earth. That falling is due to kinetic energy. When that coin just simply rests on the earth, simply stays on the earth, it is stationary there. Then that coin is said to be acquiring potential energy because it holds a position. Similarly, that supreme authority, omnipresent everywhere, is in ourselves also. When that supreme authority takes a manifestation, that manifestation is called a potent manifestation with all potential powers and is called Guru.
The fundamental idea of God and His Knowledge in Hinduism and in Christianity is the same. There is no difference.
Guru is everything, because Guru gives you spiritual birth, Guru gives Knowledge of the spirit. And how does he give it? Because he is the potent manifestation of the kinetic form. So by this Knowledge, by his wisdom, we realize him, we see him.
We have two eyes. Now these two eyes are connected with our optical nerve and they meet at a connection point. Those optical nerves join the retina and the brain at a single point. That is why when you see an image by these eyes, they are synchronized together. Now similarly, to see the worldly phenomena, you have got two material eyes; actually, they are not two, they are one, because the optical nerves meet at one point. And for seeing spiritual phenomena, we also have a single eye which is called the third eye. That is why in the Bible it says, "If thine eye be single, thy whole
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body shall be full of light." That means, if you single out, if you concentrate by Knowledge, by the technique of spiritual insight, then your body shall be full of light.
So, how to concentrate, how to synchronize the eyes? Now, that is called Knowledge. One thing I will tell you, concentration in meditation is a must. Like this man is taking my picture with the camera. Now, if the camera trembles in his hand, the picture will be blurred, won't it? Now, if your mind wavers, the spiritual experience will be blurred, giving no pure experience. So your mind should be as steady as the camera. If not, you can't have the spiritual experience. To have the spiritual experience one should have a steady mind.
For instance, I give you a gun and there is a target. Now one thing remains, and that's to shoot. You have to aim the gun at that target. If your gun shakes you miss the chance, you miss the target. So the gun should be held very steady and the bullet goes to the target and hits the target.
The mind is the bullet, and that mind from your self goes to the supreme self, cosmic consciousness, and stays there. So I mean that one must steady his mind so that it unites with truth.
People think the Divine Light Mission and Christianity are different. No, there is no difference. The Divine Light Mission is making Christianity universal. We are giving a universal appeal, a universal explanation to Christianity, to all religions. If the truth is in Christianity, very well. If it is in Buddhism, very well. If the truth is in any religion, any way of life, we have to worship that truth, and that's our aim.
Now for instance, I tell you there was a saint known as Saint John. He was the last apostle that witnessed Christ, and what he wrote is very, very important to us. If you read his gospel, you read, "In beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." Now you see, in beginning was the Word. There are many, many ex-
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planations given to this, but I will explain the whole thing to you by the grace of my Guru.
He says, "In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and the Word was God." Now, first of all, we take one sentence, "In the beginning was the Word." In the beginning of what? In your beginning? Before my beginning, before the beginning of the entire creation, there was the Word. Now remember before your beginning, before my beginning, there was the Word. Not words. It is singular. That means one unit. Each and every word is a vibration, the words I am speaking are also vibrations. So "In the beginning was the Word" means that in the beginning was the cosmic vibration. All the cosmic vibration, all of ourselves, our soul, which is part and parcel-all these consciousnesses have come out of that cosmic consciousness. So, in the beginning was the Word.
Now any vibration in action has energy, so it means, in the beginning was Word. That shows, that signifies, that in the beginning was the power to create the creation, and power was with God. Because God, without the power to create, cannot create anything. Like, this is a great hall. Without bricks, without mud, how can you make this hall? Impossible. Without colors, how can you make a painting? Impossible. Without the power to create, you cannot create. You have to have the power to create and God; there is no difference between the two. Like I have got power, I have got power to speak, I have got power to see, I have got power to understand. There is no difference between my power and my own self. They are one and the same. Similarly, God has the power to create and there is no difference between the power to create and Him. So the Word was God.
Our mother source is the Word, which was in the beginning. That soul, the Word, never had a beginning but was before the beginning. Lord Krishna says, and it is a universal fact, that anything which
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has a beginning has an end. You see, you see a film, and you see the beginning and you see the end. This body also has a beginning, and you will see the end.
But one thing for sure is this - that Word never had a beginning. What is that Word? We study chemistry and by the knowledge of chemistry we know that there is a law of conservation of energy which states that energy is neither created nor destroyed. Anything that is neither created nor destroyed is immortal. Now this energy is immortal. By the knowledge of science, we know the sum total of all energy remains the same - is constant. Scriptures call it "soul," scriptures call it "spirit," or the "at man," or the "Brahman," and say that "soul" is immortal. "Spirit" is immortal.
What is "soul?" Soul is a four letter word, s-o-u-l. Now, "S" stands for subject, "0" stands for of, "U" stands for universal, and "L" stands for life: "Subject Of Universal Life." And it is really the subject. It is really the subject that you have to perceive, that you have to know.
There is no difference between science and religion because religion is defined as realization, as experience. It is said that true religion begins where philosophy ends and it is very, very true. Like, if you are talking of water, you cannot drink water. If you are talking of food, you cannot eat food. And when you eat food, you cannot talk about it. You cannot do talking and eating together. Similarly, when you philosophize something, you cannot experience it. But when you stop philosophizing, when you stop the talking, then you come to the experience. It is said that the devils can quote the scriptures to you. But I say the devils cannot reveal the scriptures to you. Only a Satguru, a Perfect Master, can reveal the scriptures to you, and not the devils. Like a tape recorder. A tape recorder can also recite the scriptures. A tape recorder can also recite the Bible, but it cannot reveal the Bible to you. That is impossible. Only
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an enlightened soul, a perfect soul, can reveal the perfectness to you. I have also read the Bible, and one thing I read - that Jesus said in speaking to his disciples, "Blessed are those who are pure in heart, for they shall see God." That means we can see God. It is possible to see God. Jesus Christ is saying that we can see God. Now he said this because he himself saw God. He himself perceived, visualized God. He was enlightened. That is why he was talking of the possibility of seeing God. And he was telling people to be pure in their hearts. Be pure in heart and then you can see God.
And how to be pure? That is the question. Now this is a microphone. There is metal in it. If this metal is iron, and if this metal is one hundred per cent iron, no carbon, then it is pure. If this cloth is one hundred per cent cotton then it is pure cotton. If this pencil contains one hundred per cent carbon, then it is pure carbon. For anything, the sign of purity is one hundred per cent of what it is. If you know your soul one hundred per cent, then you are pure. Purity can be signified by total knowledge of anything that we are talking about. So that means, if you know your soul, you are completely, one hundred per cent pure.
I have talked to many, many priests, many, many fathers. Once I spoke to a father. I said, "Please tell me what is the Word that Saint John was talking about." He said that the Word is Jesus Christ. I said, "Very well." Jesus Christ said that I am the Son of God. And if you substitute Jesus Christ for the Word, then the whole thing reads as: "In the beginning was Jesus Christ, and Jesus Christ was the Father and Jesus Christ was God." So I said, "I have a doubt there." And he said, "What doubt?" I said, "How can the Son be born before the Father? It is impossible. The Father comes first, then the Son comes afterwards. So now, what we are saying according to you is that the Son comes first and the Father after him."
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He was puzzled, he said, "Then what do you say about it?" I said, "the Word is something else."
That Word is the Word of God. In China, that Word is called Tao. Tao also means holy Word. In the Upanishads, it is called the Brahmanic Word, the Manifestation of God. It is called a dumb word, d-u-m-b. Dumb means you cannot pronounce it, it is already being uttered in you. Unpronounced Word, for which you don't require a tongue, for which you don't require a vocal cord. It is actually - it is you, actually. So that is the empirical outline of life.
So one thing for sure is that we must have Knowledge of the Self, and that will be given to us by Satguru who knows everything, who knows what we are. Enlightenment is called "Buddhahood." There was a boy called Siddhartha and then he got wisdom. He was said to be Buddha. So, Siddhartha plus wisdom equals Buddha. What is that wisdom? If that wisdom is added to you, you also become Buddha, which is enlightened. So that wisdom will be given to us by the Wise One and that is Guru Maharaj Ji.
So we should go towards the Guru. One thing I will tell you, in the Indian philosophy, scriptures, they tell of the proper way to approach Satguru. Now they say if a devotee should go to a Satguru, he should humbly prostrate before the Lotus Feet of the Satguru. Now why is this? The Western mind can question about this. By the knowledge of science, we know that in order to magnetize an iron piece, we first of all put that iron piece horizontally. Now that iron piece is kept horizontally and a magnet is brought and that magnet is simply kept in touch with the iron piece by being revolved over it and thus kept in touch. By that movement that magnet induces magnetism into that iron and that piece also becomes a magnet. Now, when a devotee, behaving like an iron piece simply prostrates before the Satguru, the Satguru, like the magnet, induces spirituality into him, and he also becomes spiritually enlightened. That is a scientific phe-
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nomenon, a phenomenon which we can comprehend. A devotee also prostrates before the Guru because he knows that his life is a dust particle. He knows that he is from a very low level and only the Guru can elevate him.
The work of the Guru is to give salvation to the people. What is salvation? Salvation is a ladder which joins manhood to Godhood. You climb this ladder, you go to God. So this is the connecting ladder, and Satguru is the source. And another thing: in order to fill a bucket, will you put the bucket on top of the tap, or underneath the tap? Naturally, to fill the bucket, you place the bucket underneath the tap. Similarly, to get Knowledge from the Guru, you place yourself underneath the Guru, and this is the whole idea behind the Indian philosophy, explaining the way to approach the Satguru. That is why we prostrate before the Satguru, in order to be infused with spirituality.
We will discuss many things later on, because there are countless things to see. Guru Maharaj Ji has provided, has given, this opportunity, and I believe that the day will come when all of us will get this Knowledge and collect together, because, you know, the Spirit is One. "Soul," the "spirit," this "atman," is neither Christian nor Hindu nor Muslim nor Buddhist. Soul is soul. And God is neither Christian nor Hindu nor Muslim nor Buddhist. So our point is, our idea is, that we must connect this soul to God and to nothing else. The whole purpose of life is this.
God is omnipresent, but where do we connect? How do we connect? You have a Denver radio station. Now, this radio station at present is broadcasting a radio program. But can you hear it? No. Why can't you hear the program? Because you don't have a radio. Those radio waves are omnipresent, they are everywhere, but we cannot tune in without the proper receiver. That receiver is the Knowledge. It is the technique of spiritual insight. By that technique one
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hears the omnipresent harmony that is being sung by God. And that is God.
My idea is this, that we must know our essence. See, I'll give you a question. The question is this, "What is the difference between a living man and a dead man?" If you subtract a dead man from a living man, what is the difference? The difference is soul, and that difference is to be realized. Because the difference is the essence in us, so one thing for sure is this, you must have Knowledge of the Soul. That is why Socrates said, "Know Thyself." One must know that which we are.
I will tell you one thing, I saw a dollar note, and on the back of the note it was written, "In God we Trust." There are two persons, one man I know, the other man I don't know, and if you say, which man will you trust? I will choose the man I know. Without knowing a man, how can I trust a man? It is impossible to trust in a man without knowing him. So in the saying "In God we Trust," how can you trust in God without knowing God? The Knowledge of God is compulsory then, because without it you cannot speak about trusting. Trusting is a thing which you have to do in practice. It is not a talk. It is not a lecture. It is not a song. It is a practical thing. So similarly, if you trust in God, you must know who God is, and that you know by the Knowledge.
And I will tell you one thing: all the scientists are in quest of truth, and in the search they have taken an atom. An atom is a very small thing. Now this atom they took, and they disintegrated this atom, and what came out? Light. When they disintegrated the atom, light came out. This means the light was inside the atom, because only if light was inside the atom could it come out. Only if light is inside can it come out. So when you break the barrier of material limit, that light comes out.
Now, by the knowledge of science, I know that your body contains billions and billions of atoms.
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Now all these atoms must contain the light. So that is our actual form, our real form is light. And that is why all the scriptures say that God is light. That is why Moses, on top of the mountain, saw Jehovah, and Jehovah said, "Close your eyes;" lie closed his eyes and saw a huge flash of light before him. Mohammed Sahib, the prophet of the Muslims, also saw the light. You go to the Vedas, in the Vedas you find, "Light, 0 Light, I worship you." That is, all these things are pointing to one thing, that God is light.
Now one thing I tell you, if you take a particle and vibrate that particle, if the vibrations are between twenty cycles and two-thousand cycles, you have the audio range. After that you go to radio waves. After that you go to microwaves. After that you go to Xrays, where the particles are very fast in vibration. Then, after that there comes light. This vibration is from the cosmic vibration and it is the Word. "In the beginning was the Word."
In this creation the only difference between solid and liquid is that in solid the particles are jammed together and in liquid they are moving free. It is the vibration that is causing the difference. If you simply block the particles, jam the particles of water, the water will turn into ice, and it will become solid. It is the vibration that is causing the difference. If you understand this vibration and go in harmony with this vibration by the Knowledge of God, by the Knowledge of your Self, then you can tune yourself to God.
Now, if there is a house and a thief knows that there is a diamond kept in the house, a very precious diamond, then what happens to that thief? He will have no sleep day and night, for he will be thinking and planning how to steal that diamond. Each second he will be spending in order to plan how that diamond might be stolen. Similarly, if you know in your heart that you contain a very precious diamond, the divine Word of God, then, to know that Word you will be thinking day and night. There will be
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no sleep if you are a very, very true, very genuine seeker of this Knowledge. Because there is curiosity and there is sincerity, and there is a difference between the two. Any man who is passing by can see these lights lighted up in the church. He can come here, to see out of curiosity, but he has no sincerity. We want sincerity and not curiosity. God wants devotion, He never wants curiosity. He reveals Himself only to people who are sincere, people who are devotional.
There is action, meditation and satisfaction. Karma and Knowledge, "karma" and "gyana", are very, very important. "Karma" means action, "gyana" means Knowledge. Now both are very, very important. There is a bird, and a bird has wings. If you cut one wing the bird will not fly. Similarly, "gyana" and "karma," (Knowledge and action) like the two wings of a bird, are very important in life. We have to work together, because work is worship, and Knowledge is divine. And by applying those two wings, we can fly over this ocean of materialism. Not without the two wings. So we must do action, perform our worldly obligations, and at the same time, we must meditate.
A car running without a driver will crash. Our lives, unsecured, unguarded, uncontrolled by the Supreme Authority, will crash. We need somebody to guide us, somebody to guide our souls, to secure our soul. For that purpose, Guru Maharaj Ji has come to the western world.
Now the time is coming, the time is fast approaching when religion and science will come together. Einstein, who was a great scientist, said, "Religion without science is deaf, and science without religion is blind." You see, the blind man and the deaf man are together in worshipping the same truth, but without this Knowledge they cannot visualize, they cannot receive this ultimate reality.
So, one must do service, one must be humble and one must be devoted to the revealer of the ultimate reality. Once Jesus Christ was sitting at supper and a
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lady came to the Lord and she brought very good perfume. She took the perfume and by the perfume she was washing the holy feet of the Lord. And there were many, many persons who criticized and objected, "Why is she spending such a huge amount of money just washing the feet of the Lord?" Then the Lord said, "You can have money after I go, but now you can use the money in my service." Service to the present master is very, very important. That is why this is a beautiful opportunity for all of you. You must do your best to take the benefit of this opportunity to serve Guru Maharaj Ji.
Now I'll tell you, I'll give you one example. Have you seen the bees? If you study the bees, you will know there is a mother bee, called the queen mother, and there are her workers too. Now all these bees fly around and collect honey and store that honey in their hive. Bees are collecting, collecting, collecting, working day and night just to store that honey. And there is the queen mother bee in the hive controlling everything. We have to resemble nature. Maharaj Ji is the queen mother bee and we should, like bees, go on collecting, go on working for this mission, go on spreading Knowledge, clearing people's doubts, and encouraging the true meditation. That is our duty. So we must realize our position in this nature.
The following discourse was given by Bal Bhagwan Ji in private.
Why are we not united? It appears that people who claim to understand the Bible have not actually understood it. That is why today we find different denominations with their own versions of the Bible, each claiming to be the way, and believing in one God, or Jesus Christ. Our disunity reflects the fact that we
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have not the proper understanding to understand God. History tells us that great massacres have taken place under the name of holy crusades, and that the great churches have not remained as churches but have become political tools for the exercise of power and wealth. To sum up, there is no evil which has not befallen us in the name of religion.
Jesus, our Master, gave us the commandment to "love our neighbors as we love ourselves." Why then is there enmity and antagonism between Catholic and Protestant, and why today are they waging war in Belfast, shedding the blood of innocent people, who are like puppets dancing to the strings of religion? How would Jesus Christ feel today, to see his children piling up the same wealth which he himself told them to distribute to the poor?
Such deeds clearly show how much we understand Christ, and how much we have followed his way. But even in this desperate state, we have room for hope.
For there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed, neither hid that shall not be known. Luke 12:2.
Today we are in such illusion and darkness, but we still have the promise of Christ who will send us a comforter.
But when the comforter is come, who I will send unto you from the Father, He shall testify of me. John 15:26.
In this verse the word "He" shows the comforter is a person; and further on, Jesus Christ himself says,
Nevertheless I tell you the truth, it is expedient for you that I go away, for if I go not away, the comfort-
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er will not come unto you, but if I depart I will send Him unto you. John 16:7.
As Saint John the Baptist came as the predecessor of Jesus Christ, so will be the comforter of the second Christ. The whole world is waiting for the Christ to come, but the question is, once Christ came, he was crucified. If he comes a second time as he has promised, will there be a second crucifixion? The Jews and the Rabbis who were devoted to their scriptures, read from them that Christ would come. He came and he went, but the world didn't recognize him. The same cause (whatever it may be), will also keep the Christians, who read the Bible and the prophecies of the Second Coming, from the Christ who will appear again. Because if you put your attention to this verse you will understand a new meaning.
And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, this is the spirit of Antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already it is in the world. John 4:3.
Have we accepted that Christ is come in the flesh? If we have, then we are of God, and if not then we ourselves are antichrist. Imagine how many antichrists believe that Christ is still not come in the flesh. Do we include our name in the list? And if we believe that Christ is already in the flesh, then where is he, and what is his address? And if we do not believe that he can come in the flesh, then the Bible condemns us as antichrist, and we ourselves are the Devil, no matter if we may imagine ourselves to be the most devoted Christians. And as the Bible declares, even now the world has antichrists, for there are people who still do not confess that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh.
Saint John writes of the Word turning into flesh,
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the Word which was in the beginning. That Word is God, and God is the one for whom Jesus Christ said, "Thou shalt serve the Lord thy God and Him only shalt thou serve." What is the Word which was in the beginning? Some say that it is Jesus Christ. But Jesus Christ declares himself to be the son of God, and if he is the son of God, then how can the son be born before the Father, who is God?
In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. John 1:1.
Some people say the Word is the Bible, and if it is, then was Genesis an illusion? Because in Genesis there is no mention of the Bible being before the entire creation. Imagine: How could St. John, Matthew, Luke, and the people who wrote the Old Testament have existed before they were born!
So the Word is something else. It is a reality beyond the conception and imagination of the mind. And here Guru Maharaj Ji reveals the Knowledge of the Word to us. If someone helps and guides us to know and to love God, if someone reveals to us the holy Knowledge of the Word, and if someone shows us light in our hearts, do we not owe our reverence to him? What Guru Maharaj Ji is doing is not taking us away from our Lord Christ or the Bible; he is giving us a better understanding of the scriptures. To us he is hope in desperation, and light in the darkness. He is the Word turned to flesh which raises itself to speak about the glory of the Word. Who else can reveal the Word to us except that flesh which is the Word, or the Word which is turned into flesh?
The light of the body is the eye. Therefore, if thine eye be single thy whole body will be full of light. Matthew 6:22.
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This then is the message which we have heard of Him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5.
That was the true light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world. John 1:9.
We have all come into the world. What is the light that has lighted us? How can our eyes be single, so that our body shall be full of light? What is that light which is God, for in Him there is no darkness? Surely that light is not sunlight, for there is darkness in the night. How can we be true Christians without understanding the above quotations, which are the central theme of the Bible? Why can't we accept him, he who has come to give us the understanding to understand the Bible and answer all the questions above?
Nobody can deny the fact that life demands satisfaction. Whether we are atheists or orthodox, satisfaction is a must that we have to achieve. Satisfaction is God's gift to man. Life remains a vacuum without God, and thus remains a question. To people who know satisfaction, life is an answer.
Be ye therefore perfect even as your Father which is in Heaven. Matthew 5:48.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33.
First of all one should have Knowledge from Guru Maharaj ji and afterwards all the accessories will be added to him.
I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac and
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the God of Jacob. God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. Matthew 22:32.
There are many prophecies about the Lord and daily we pray that Thy Kingdom will come on earth as it is in heaven. Jesus Christ himself makes it clear that the Kingdom of God never comes with observation.
Neither shall they say, Lo here! or lo there! for, behold, the Kingdom of God is within you. Luke 17:21.
In the Bible it is said that the kingdom of heaven is at hand, and when the time really comes we turn away our faces and reject him who comes to us and for us. Sincere and true seekers have the never ending desire to know God.
Ask and it shall be given you; seek and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you. Matthew 7:7.
But are we really finding? Are we really seeking? And above all, are we really asking? The reality is no. We are doubting. Is it good to start spiritual lessons with a doubt?
For everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Matthew 7:8.
But what happens to a man who doubts? Nobody can even imagine. Many people who want to recognize Christ by signs should be aware of the fact that no signs will be given to this generation.
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And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? Verily I say unto you, there shall be no sign given unto this generation. Mark 8:12.
It is written in Revelations that Jesus Christ will come as a thief.
I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I shall come upon thee. Revelation 3:3.
So we should prepare ourselves in advance to receive him when he comes as a thief.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Matthew 5:5.
If we have seen God then we are pure in the heart. Seeing God is the sign of purity, and if we have not seen God, then how can we lay claim to purity of heart? We should at least try to find out how many of our Christian brothers who go to church daily have seen God. The question that troubles my heart is this. If these noble men have already seen God, then why do they confine themselves and the people to rituals? For there are many who believe that God cannot be seen, and the rest believe that if you see God then you cease to exist. Here comes the contradiction-for Jesus says, "Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God."
Acquiring purity in heart and also living are both necessary if we are to see God, because we can only see while we are alive, and not when we are dead. And if it is true that we cannot see God, then why did Christ ever make this statement?
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That which is born of the flesh is flesh and that which is born of the spirit is spirit. John 3:6.
God is spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. John 4:24.
The worship of God can only be done through the spirit, and Guru Maharaj Ji reveals the Knowledge of the spirit to us. For even Jesus says, "And who so shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me." (Matthew 18:5.) People who receive Guru Maharaj Ji who is fifteen years old and is a little child, fulfill the above verse.
For ye shall know that truth and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32.
For 2,000 years we have been showing the Lord's death, but while we live, our Lord is of the living and not of the dead. He has come to give eyes to the blind, for it is his Knowledge which makes us know what he is. For it is his light which makes us see him. Let us now all join together to receive him and to understand him through his Knowledge. Think-he who comes as a thief and goes away will have nothing to lose. We will be the one who loses the golden opportunity, like the rabbis did 1,973 years ago. Let us remember our past to better our future, and receive the one who has come for us.
You know truth is bitter, very bitter when it comes to taste. But that's the way we have to accept things. People thought that Jesus Christ would come as a king and when he came as a carpenter's son, only those truly of him received him with love. Let us now see how many people stand up to receive him who has come for them. As the sun rises from the east to
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the west, may he bestow his grace on you and give you courage to accept the divine Knowledge.
The following discourse was given by Yogiraj Param Sant Satgurudev Shri Hans Ji Maharaj, Father of Guru Maharaj Ji, in June, 1961, at Prem Nagar, India.
On this whole planet, man is the only rational being. Because of this quality of rationality, human birth is superior to all other births. In all other bodies, instincts alone are working to guide actions. They are devoid of discrimination and do not have the power of invention. They can neither grow nor prepare any kind of food, but they can instinctively devour it when it is prepared and offered by man. Non-human births are bestowed to suffer the fruits of actions-good or bad-performed with egoism and ignorance of the true self during human life. Even the most laudable actions performed with egoism and in the darkness of ignorance, bestow at best the life of a lion to reign over the kingdom of the jungle or that of an elephant to adorn the palace of a king.
In human form on the other hand, a man not only enjoys or suffers the fruits of actions performed in egoism and without devotion in previous lives, but he is also free to choose his present line of actions by which he can direct his future life. But human birth itself is not obtained because of the merit of previous actions. It is due only to the extreme grace of the Almighty. Of the graces by which salvation is obtained, human birth is the first and primary. With extreme kindness, but without any consideration, God gives human life at His pleasure.
Only in human life can the individual soul throw off the veil of delusion and realize its true self. Only in human life can it lose its seemingly separate identity and become completely immersed in the Creator.
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Obtaining a human birth is the greatest fortune of the soul because here alone is self realization, or God realization, possible.
The great saint Kag Bhusundi, who attained Knowledge, immortality, and perfection because of his extreme devotion, said, "There is no life like human life. All souls in both movable and immovable bodies aspire to it. Human life is a staircase which leads to hell, heaven and salvation. Only in human life can one obtain Knowledge, detachment, and Bhakti (devotion)."
It is thus for man himself to discriminate and choose which path to tread on. The individual soul itself is nothing but a fragment of the cosmic soul, but having fallen under the influence of delusion it has lost control over the mind, and mind with its unsteady, turbulent, and tenacious nature has been causing untold suffering. But when through the grace of God, the soul obtains human life, a divine opportunity is opened to it to pierce the veil of delusion, to destroy the ignorance from which sprouts all sufferings, and to realize as a consequence its true self, which is satchitananda: its existence, its life-force, and its bliss.
Having realized its true self, it can fix its mind on the divine light and by constant meditation acquire unity and tranquility, from which come untainted joy and eternal bliss, the inherent qualities of the soul. When the individual soul reaches this stage it is called salvation, which means deliverance from all miseries and sufferings. So salvation is only obtainable during human life, and salvation cannot be obtained without God realization, which is the only goal of human life.
True wisdom, therefore, lies in taking full advantage of this divine opportunity to achieve salvation. It is the state of pure joy that a man is trying to achieve from birth to death. But because of delusion and ignorance, all his efforts are misdirected. The way to find pure or permanent joy is unknown to him. Usu-
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ally a man believes it might be found in material prosperity and therefore undergoes hardships in order to acquire immense wealth, position or fame. But lie soon becomes bewildered, as fear of losing these acquisitions becomes an obsession which robs his mind of peace and happiness, instead of bestowing them. In fact, instead of finding perpetual joy, he finds perpetual anxiety.
Material prosperity in its many forms can never provide constant satisfaction, for matter itself is subject to decay; hence any satisfaction it gives must inevitably be lost. Man is in reality divine, free, and one with the supreme, but he forgets his true nature and identifies himself with matter, which is only an illusory appearance. And this is the real cause of man's bondage and suffering.
There cannot be any liberation in a state of multiplicity. The state of complete oneness with God is the only goal to be aspired to, and towards which the entire creation is slowly moving.
Happiness is dependent on peace, which is a sublime faculty of mind, and peace comes from even-mindedness. This is only achieved through devotion, achieved by submersion of the mind into the ever-existent divine light within oneself and by constant meditation on the holy Name of God. This Name cannot be written or spoken, yet it provides life-force to all movable and immovable beings. Realization of this divine light and Knowledge of the holy Name brings love for God-and from love for God will come selfless service to Him and obedience to His commands. Hence the prerequisites for sublime devotion are first, God realization; then, supreme love for Him; and lastly, submersion of the mind into His Name, which automatically leads to selfless service and complete obedience.
God is both with form and without form. Butter still in milk can be said to be without form, and when it is churned out, with form. In the same way, the di-
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vine Light which is self-existent in all beings is God without physique, whereas the Satguru of the time, or the realized soul, is God with the physique. Submersion of the mind into the divine light; obedience and service to Satguru together with supreme love for Him; consecration of body, mind, and all activities to Him; together with a great anguish for the slightest forgetfulness of Him, constitute sublime devotion. Hence perpetual peace, eternal bliss and salvation within the lifetime are ensured. There is absolutely no other way to achieve them. This is universally substantiated and experienced by every saint, no matter where and when he lived. It is written in the scriptures, "One who desires to have happiness without Bhakti (devotion) is a great fool. To reach real happiness by other means is like trying to cross the ocean without a boat. Bhakti is a most precious diamond. One who has this diamond in his heart knows not even the slightest misery."
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Lord Krishna said, "He whose mind is detached from external enjoyments achieves through meditation that pure joy that is the inherent quality of the soul. Such a man who has realized God within himself, and has completely identified himself with the divine, enjoys eternal bliss."
Sublime devotion, however, comes from implicit faith and confidence in the Satguru of the time, and it must be clearly understood that only He who can bestow God-vision instantaneously within oneself is the Satguru of the time, and no one else. In reality, He is God incarnate. It is impossible to have unflinching confidence without personal experience of this divine light. All scriptures and all saints unequivocally proclaim that God is omnipresent: He is present in all places and at all times. He is Satchitananda: ever-existing life force and absolute bliss. He is existent as divine Light in all beings. Realization of this creates absolute confidence in Satguru, without whose kindness and help it is never realized.
Lord Krishna said to his disciple, "Arjuna, being pleased with you, through my own power I have shown you this supreme, primal, and infinite universal divine Light, which cannot be seen in any other way. Neither by reading scriptures nor by many acts of worship can I be seen in my immortal form as divine light."
Therefore, to realize the divine light within, the kindness of the Satguru of the time is absolutely indispensable. At this time only does it become possible to dedicate body, mind, speech, and all actions to the Satguru, which will then give rise to Bhakti, the devotional source of all happiness and peace. So this is like a circle. First, humility and service to the Satguru will obtain his pleasure, and only then will he bestow God-vision for realization of divine light. And after God realization, faith and confidence in Satguru will lead to service, dedication, and devotion. Hence is achieved eternal happiness and salvation which is the' ultimate goal of human life. It should therefore be the first endeavor of a human being to find the Satguru so that in the end this goal of human life can be achieved.
The following discourse was given by Mata Ji, Mother of Guru Maharaj ji, on the 19th of May, 1972, at Concord, Massachusetts.
When by our Lord's kindness we are brought into this world, He gives us four blessings. He doesn't send us into this world helpless, He gives us four great diamonds, so we can pass through this world rich and safe. First there is this human body. No one can obtain a body like this by any effort of his own. It comes to us by grace. And then He gives us the scriptures. He sends us all the scriptures of the
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world, books which open up the hidden treasures of reality, so that we can have guidance, a path to follow. His third gift is that He comes Himself as Satguru, and this is the greatest of blessings, that He Himself comes in person to lead us. And the fourth blessing is our own effort. When we have accepted the first three blessings, the benefits of our own efforts will be waiting for us.
The only thing He asks for in return is our mind, our wandering mind that is all over the place. He says, give me your mind, and all these things are for you. Why does He take back our minds? Because He wants to give them some discipline, He wants to put them in their right place. Maharaj Ji has given you so much, and you promised you would return your mind to Him. Are you resting your mind in the peace He has provided? Do you use the Knowledge He has given you, or are you just sitting around?
Flowers are so lovely. When they are growing, their life is full of fragrance and vigor and beauty, but when you cut them they start to wither. The flower is still there, but the life force has gone. The flowers begin to lose their fragrance, to fade, to fall apart. They become dead. In the same way, if we fall away from our Father we become dead. As long as we are in touch with Him, the life force flows and we get everything that a human being could possibly require, all the fragrance, the intelligence, all the power, all the beauty. But the moment we are cut off from the source, we wither. We die; we become lifeless; we become absolutely nothing.
Nature is there, and you can learn from watching it. The various plants and flowers come in their own seasons; the daffodils come up, they bloom, and then they fade. And we are the same way, we come and go, come and go, we bloom, and then we fade. That's the way of nature, life and death, life and death. But the people who never forget their connection with their Father, for them it isn't a matter of coming and
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going, for even when they die, even when they are born again, they remain alive forever in the eternal soul. And they become great souls, great teachers, so that people afterwards revere them, and build statues to them to worship them, because they can see the beauty of their ideals. Such people are immortal.
The seed never dies. People try to bring the universe crashing down, they often want to ruin the whole thing. The power of evil actually wants to be so strong that everything is ruined, you know. But the seed can't be harmed. No power can touch that seed. Evil comes like the coming of winter, of autumn. The petals and leaves fall, and then the flower grows again. Because the seed is there. If there was no seed, the new creation, the new revolution, the new life could not come. Everything would be finished. But nothing can touch the seed. It is always there. And that is the power and love of the Lord.
Diseases, tortures and disasters have come, and people are always suffering. Why? Because we forget. The moment that men forget the rules, the moment we forget our Father and His power, we suffer. And if you bear that in mind in your own life, you will avoid sufferings completely. The roots exist, but we forget to keep up our connection. When you pick a blossom off a large tree, a new flower appears the next day. It's because the roots are still there. As the roots are still there, they can produce a new flower. In the same way, we surrender our bodies at the moment of death, and the next moment we sprout up again. We keep on sprouting up because the roots are there.
Many times you have had this life and wasted it. Please understand this time, and return to your roots. Make your connection with the Lord, so this whole creation can be green, full of life and spring. Your mother and father will be closer to you. Your children will be more obedient. Your marriage will be deeper. Your friendships and relationships in society
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will all be nice and green. Everything will be full of new reality, if you only return to the truth.
Look back in your own life, and ask yourself if you have ever experienced such peace of mind. Never. Your mind was always restless. You may have had money, friends, or so-called security. But admit it, you never had any peace. Confess now, did you ever have such peace before? And why not? Because the mind didn't know how to rest itself. The mind is even more powerful and uncontrolled than the wind. The elements, the wind and nature you can control, but you cannot control your own mind. It takes something more powerful than the mind to control the mind, and that means the Lord. He is stronger than your mind because He built it. You weren't the one who created it. The mind is beyond your control. But the Lord can control it, and He does. It is by His grace that you are allowed to enjoy this peace of mind. Because His grace is what you are receiving.
When you are sick, you go to your family doctor, and he refers you to a specialist. And in schools the same thing happens. First you enter primary school, and then the next, until finally you rise to the top. In the spiritual life too, there are many knowledges that you pick up, but they are all there to help you climb up still higher. And when you reach the top, the highest Knowledge, you find the Lord, the Perfect Master. He is the topmost teacher in the whole of spiritual education, and His teaching is the most divine, the most supreme. You cannot find it in these other things. He's the unique one, the principal, the head, the perfect. He can give you that Knowledge. So when you finish all your other classes, you come to the head and say, "Here I am, now I'm ready for you." Those other teachings all help you to climb, but they cannot bring you up to the height where Maharaj Ji is standing.
What price is there for this most important, most valuable, most spiritual Knowledge? Divine love. That's
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the price. Absolutely perfect, undiluted, pure, honest, divine love.
There were two great lovers named Majnun and Laila, and they were both of royal birth. But Laila's father kept her locked up in his palace, and kept her from seeing Majnun. He suffered. And he just wandered around the streets like a beggar, because of their separation. Because his love was so genuine, so real. And one day Laila went to her father and said, "Father, if you wish to keep me from seeing Majnun, so be it. But think also of Majnun. I know he is unable to eat for love of me, and that he roams the streets, as one who has no home. At least for his sake, make free milk available to him at every milk stall, so that he may drink it and live." And the King said, "My daughter, for your sake I will do this." And there were many milk stalls all around the city, and it was announced that if Majnun came, he could drink freely of the milk.
The result was that everyone became a Majnun, just for the sake of the milk. Many thousands of Majnuns appeared, and at last the milk supply was exhausted. Finally the shopkeepers banded together and told the King, "0 King, we can't tell which is the true Majnun, for so many come, and now we have all run out of milk."
The King said he found the whole affair very difficult, but his daughter said she could find the true Majnun. "How?" asked the King. And Laila told him, "You should set him a test. You should build a very high pillar, and heat it, so that it becomes very difficult to climb. And then you should put a statue of his Laila on the top, and tell the real Majnun that he may marry his Laila if he manages to climb the pillar." So the King announced that he felt Majnun had suffered enough, and that all he had to do was to climb the pillar and he could take Laila for his bride.
The false Majnuns saw that the pillar was very dangerous to climb, and since they loved the free
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milk, and not Laila, they all faded away. But the true Majnun said to himself, "Even if death takes me, still I shall attempt this climb." And he climbed to the top. And so he proved that he was the real Majnun, the true lover.
Anyone can say, "O, I love God, I love Guru Maharaj Ji." But the question is, whose love is genuine, and not based on selfish motives? There will come a test, and we will have to prove that we are the true Majnun, that we love our Guru Maharaj ji, that our love is honest.
In any case, the father said, "Majnun, you have won. Your love is so genuine, so honest and so real that my heart has melted. You can marry Laila now, and you shall be the King in my place."
So reality and honesty have their proof. There are many marriages, many husbands and wives, many lovers and their beloveds. But Laila and Majnun became unique, immortal. Even in school, the children hear stories of Majnun and Laila, they are so beautiful. Because they loved each other so deeply that Laila used to see Majnun in every leaf, in every flower. And Majnun used to see Laila everywhere. They were one.
And if a human being can see and love another human being like that, why should we not be able to see and love God in the same way, Who has created us? We can. We can fall in love with God. We can see Maharaj ji everywhere. And Maharaj ji can see us everywhere. It's just like Laila and Majnun, we can love our Lord, He is our lover, and we are His beloved. We can be like Laila and Majnun, it is possible. God has made all things possible for us. That's why He gives us this ideal. Otherwise there would be no ideal to live up to, there would be no story.
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The following discourse was given by Mata Ji, Mother of Guru Maharaj Ji, on the 19th of May, 1972, at Concord, Massachusetts.
There was once a yogi who lived a very strict life in the forest, living on berries, and having no possessions of his own. He was just sitting there, hoping to find God. Forty years passed, and still he was sitting there, but still God didn't come. You see, there is a way to do everything, and this yogi didn't know the way to find God. And so God didn't come. The yogi had let his hair grow very long, and his fingernails too, and he had smeared himself all over with ashes, and he looked like nothing on earth. He had almost lost consciousness of his body altogether.
Finally he became tired of that way of life, because the birds used to come and nest in his hair year after year, because that was all he was good for. He was a fine place for birds to bring up their children. So finally he got bored of just sitting around, and said to himself, "This is no good. I'm going back, and I'm going to get married. Even if I can't see God, at least I can enjoy bringing up some children of my own."
He was on his way back from the forest to live in the world, when he ran across a famous dancer who was rather short of money. She said that she was going to dance in the palace of the king in a nearby town, although people told her that the king was a miser who wouldn't give her a penny. She told the yogi that she was sure he would give her something if she danced well enough and long enough.
So the yogi, the sadhu, thought that this would be a splendid way to be introduced to worldly life: he would go to court and watch this famous dancer dance before a king. And he went to the palace, and
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milk, and not Laila, they all faded away. But the true Majnun said to himself, "Even if death takes me, still I shall attempt this climb." And he climbed to the top. And so he proved that he was the real Majnun, the true lover.
She danced until the first light of dawn crept into the courtyard, but still the king threw her no gold coin, tossed her no purse: and at last she became tired of waiting, and sang to her husband,
"We won't grow rich by standing here.
I think we'd best be gone, my dear."
But her husband, who was playing the tabla, sang back to her,
"We've done so much,
there's not much more to do, let's not stop here,
let's see this business through."
Now this yogi was a naked yogi, and his blanket was the only cover he had. But he was so overwhelmed by this verse that the husband sang, that he forgot all about his nakedness, and took his blanket, and threw it across to the dancer. And the king's daughter threw her diamond earrings across to the woman, and the king's son took off his ring, and threw that.
The dancer was very satisfied, more than satisfied, by this unexpected turn of events. But the king was very angry about it. And his reason was this: in that part of the world it was the custom that the richest man present would be the first to give a gift. So the king was very angry, and he asked the sadhu, "Why did you do that? Why did you give her your blanket before I had made my contribution?" And the sadhu, the yogi, said, "0 King, I had nothing else to give her, so I gave her my blanket. If I were the emperor, I would have given her all my lands, my palaces and slaves, because she and her husband just saved my
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life. When her husband sang, "We've done so much, there's not much more to do, let's not stop here, let's see this business through," I suddenly realized that God was giving me one last chance. I have been meditating and trying to see God for forty years, but recently my mind has been beginning to trick me. It has been persuading me to give up my attempt to see God, and to go back into the world and get married instead. But when I heard that verse, I understood something. I saw that if I made a little more effort, my whole lifetime's search would be rewarded. But if I gave up now, I would have wasted my whole life. So I was simply overwhelmed that they should give me such good advice, especially as they didn't even intend it for me; and I gave them my blanket, because that was all I had to give them in return."
So the king turned to his daughter, and asked her why she had given her diamonds to the dancer, and she replied, "0 Father, what can I say? I was just going to commit a terrible sin. Every time I have asked you to arrange a marriage for me, you have said, "Okay, I will arrange it soon." But you were so stingy that it never occurred to you that I was slowly growing old, and you never did anything about it. So I finally got very impatient, and tonight I was going to run away with the Grand Minister's son. But when I heard that verse the dancer's husband sang, I realized that if I had managed to wait this long, I might as well be patient a little longer. And when I saw that that little ditty had saved the reputation of our whole family, I just gave them my earrings. It was the least I could do."
And then the king turned to his son, and asked him why he had given away his ring. And the son replied, "Tonight would have been the last night of your life, if it weren't for the dancer and her husband. Recently I have become completely fed up with your miserly ways. You refuse to marry my sister, although she keeps asking you to find her a husband,
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and you are completely reluctant to allow me any power, although I am your son and heir, and a grown man. Tonight I was going to kill you, and then I would have given my sister's hand to a worthy husband, and ruled the kingdom to the best of my ability, because everyone was getting completely tired of you and your hesitations. But when I heard that verse, I said to myself, "I have waited this long. Perhaps I should be patient a little longer." So that poem saved you from death at the hands of your son; it saved me from killing my own father; and it saved our land from the rule of a murderer. That little ditty worked wonders for us all. And that's why I gave my ring to the pair of them."
At this point, it dawned on the king that something marvelous had happened. He appointed his son to rule his kingdom, married his daughter off to a brave and gentle prince from a neighboring state, sent lavish presents to the dancer and her husband, and then went off himself with the yogi in search of God. And all because of a little poem that said, "let's not stop here, let's see this business through."
So this is the point that I'm trying to get across, dear people: have a little patience, practice this meditation, and you will all live happily ever after.
The following discourse was given by Mata Ji, Mother of Guru Maharaj Ji, on the 12th of March, 1972, at Panespo, Neuchatel, Switzerland.
A devotee of Satguru, of God, when he liquidates himself, or dissolves himself, or effaces himself on the Lotus Feet of the Lord, he makes the Lord agreeable in all respects. There is such a relationship between Lord and devotee that is so pious, that is so emotional, that when a devotee weeps he compels the
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Lord to weep. When a devotee cries for his Lord, the Lord is so kind that He is compelled to come before His devotee. The pleasure and pain, success and failure, sent by the Lord are just like gifts for the devotee.
Brothers and sisters, today is Sunday. Today you are free from your office and home, and each of you according to your faith and according to your belief goes either to the temple, or mosque or church. You pray there according to your belief, but the use and utility of religion is to give perfect peace and bliss to the mind. From your infant age, from your boyhood, you continue to go to temple, mosque, and church. You do prayers, but your mind is not controlled, your mind is not steady. You don't enjoy perfect peace and bliss. Why? You have to consider the reasons for this. The condition of your mind is the same as it was twenty years, thirty years before. If a boy goes to school, a primary school, and if he continues to go for twenty years, twenty-five years, staying in the same class, and if he does not progress, the parents would certainly say something to that boy. After so many years, after such a long time, he should have attained the highest qualifications, the highest degree in the university. So isn't it strange that a man, in the name of religion, goes to a temple, a mosque or a church, yet the condition of his mind continues to be the same? There is no change. Why? Today we have to consider this question.
When human beings forget the religion of humanity, the Supreme Lord incarnates. He takes a body and comes on this earth to teach us not a new religion, but one and the same religion that is the religion of humanity which is the same for all human beings. And what is the religion of all human beings? It is the religion of love. But how will we learn to love all human beings? Only when we come to know practically the one and only source of love. What is that one and
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only source of love? God is the only source of love. There is one God for the whole creation. This whole creation is created by one God, and the way to realize this one God is one and the same for all. And realization of God within oneself is the only religion, for all human beings. We should consider why human beings have become scattered in the name of religion, divided in the name of religion. What is the reason? It is because we don't know how to realize the divinity, how to realize that one God who is within all of us. This one and the same God is sustaining the whole world, He is sustaining the entire universe. Whether we are black or white, whether we are small or big, whether we are wealthy or poor, the God which is within us is one and the same for all. When human beings forget this one way, then our Lord, who is the Lord of the whole universe, comes in human body to give us practical Knowledge, the practical way of realizing Him, and that is called real religion.
So, my children, the Supreme Master does not create a new religion. Rather, He gives us the most ancient religion. This is the religion of humanity. And now the time has come when that realized God who is within us from the beginning of creation is here. The same Lord came as Vishnu, Ram, Krishna, Jesus Christ and Buddha. They preached and gave practical Knowledge of God. They spoke of one way. But, most ironically, we don't appreciate the Lord when He comes in His human body on this earth.
If you are a patient, only a living doctor can cure your disease. A photograph or statue of a doctor who is dead, who has passed away, cannot cure your disease. A king who is present and who is pleased with you can give you wealth or any position. A king who is dead, who has passed from this world, can give you nothing. Similarly, a Satguru, a Perfect Master, a Supreme Lord who is existing in the present time, can give you the practical Knowledge of the real thing,
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the true Knowledge of God, Knowledge of truth. Because truth is one, truth is eternal, truth is all-pervading, truth is indestructible, and truth is the same for the whole world. So, brothers and sisters, only a living master, only a living Perfect Master, is able to enlighten all human beings.
A practical Knowledge of divinity is Knowledge of one's own self. What is the form of God according to all Holy scriptures? The form of God, the form of the Master, is light, and that light is self-effulgent Light. From that light, this whole universe gets Light: the sun, moon, stars, and fire all get light from that supreme light that is called Divine Light. And that supreme light, the light of God, is within all of us. But we don't know that light, we don't know that divinity, and therefore our mind is unsteady, our mind is fickle. So when the Perfect Master comes on this earth, he gives us practical Knowledge of that light. The same light, the same Knowledge, has been referred to in the Bible as white stone. Jesus used to distribute this white stone. What is it? White stone is the same light, the self-effulgent light, which is within us. When that supreme power comes in human body He is called Satguru. And Satguru, only Satguru, is able to give practical Knowledge of that light. What is the meaning of Satguru? In Hindi, "gu" means dark and "ru" means light. One who dispels darkness by giving us practical Knowledge of light, is called Satguru.
So, my children, if you don't go before the Supreme Master, you can never get light, you can never get that supreme Knowledge. In India, there was a Satguru, a Perfect Master called Lord Kabir. In a poem he says, "Everyone knows it is good to have a purpose, a destination, and work towards fulfilling it. But man, do you know your destination? Do you know your goal? First, know your destination. And then walk. Then your life will be fulfilled." Similarly, human beings don't know that light, human beings don't know that soul, human beings don't know that
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spirit. They read of the spirit, they talk of God, they read of God, they hear of God, but they don't know God. So God Himself comes to give practical Knowledge of His divinity, of His inner self, which is self-effulgent light, eternal light, all-pervading light. That light of God has engulfed the entire universe and the same light, since that light is all-pervading, is within us. And the Supreme Master, the Satguru, gives practical Knowledge of that light, irrespective of caste, creed, color, religion or sex, to those human individuals who bow before him with reverence, with love, and with faith. May God bless you.