We have assembled here on a very auspicious occasion to celebrate the Birth Centenary of our Great Master, Samarth Guru Mahatma Shri Ram Chandraji Maharaj of Fatehgarh. We should utilise this occasion in getting into Master and Master alone, which will act as food and tonic for spiritual elevation. Remembrance should be in a way that we feel the thought of remembrance oozing out from the objects everywhere. It is the real Remembrance, which mortals can have. It is a play for our good.
Now a new chapter opens in the web of life. The effect of our deep devotion begins to resound in a way that, we feel the Ultimate is remembering us. That is the Justice of Divinity. When you have played your part fully well, the Ultimate cannot fall short in playing His part. That is only a beginning, of the higher sort of Spirituality. As a result of it, our senses become summarised to have their own share in the Being. This is my experience.
When they are summarised, they become new forces for our regeneration. Now this is another instrument for our help. When this thing is attained, we have formed a base for our further approach. It begins to modify itself, when the effect of Divinity starts to percolate. The base becomes a sort of force and begins to reinforce the substance required for our elevation. When the base is formed within us, the charging with its contents is also there, affecting the entire fibre of our being. These contents are the ingredients of real life, which we can safely call "Life in Life". The main difficulty, we find is, all our actions are directed unwisely. Actions are results of thoughts and thoughts are our own actions. Truly speaking, we give wrong suggestions to the mind. People can object to it. How do we give such suggestions? The environment creates the circumstances to have such ideas. We move in that sort of environment.
Rishis of yore used to recommend people to go into forest or hills, where environment is natural. The place recommended was to be far from human habitation. If one goes to a high peak of mountain, he will only find a sort of echo and not any thought. Purity starts from being and impurities are the results of the wrong suggestions and improper utilisation of the inner environment. When all these are combined, narrowness of views is effected and this is one of the factors for creating a sort of confusion, sometimes automatically and sometimes forced by circumstances. When all these things are accumulated, they bring different colours. This affects the lower part of mind, which gives direction to higher part of it. Now your direction is not correct; so mind itself becomes thorny. We do not create congenial vibrations because we move contrary to Reality.
Before the world was born, a Balanced State prevailed. When the Balance was disturbed, we came into existence. I do not want to elaborate the subject metaphysically. The Thought for Creation stirred up near the Centre and Energy began to flow out. What was that? That was the First Mind — pure and simple, and that has woven all our frame and structure. It brought Purity with It, which is still maintained. So when we begin to give wrong suggestions, the mind which is absolutely pure, expels them in order to maintain its Eternal Purity. That is the cause of thoughts. In reality, it sends out contents, which appear like a fog covering a certain surface. We call them thoughts. When we are attentive to thoughts, their power develops. If any of you breed divine thoughts, the mind will grasp it and will not eject them, because it is the real nature of mind since it has come from the real artery.
If a man wants to work out the problems of his life easily, he should give right suggestions to the mind. It is the condition which comes by practice and proper moulding of one's self. It is very easy to remain in one's own condition, which is divine. It is the sure process for evolution. A little inclination towards the attainment of Reality will start weaving the future.
There are so many processes prevalent in India and they may be correct. But what is correctness? The process which may put you in the undisturbed state. Vibrations should become all Divine. How does it happen? When heaviness is gone, then only the Thing behind the scene opens to the mind. If any of the methods brings about the desired result, it is genuine, right and natural. Out of so many methods you have to seek one for yourself, which may bring out this state. If you are really trying for that and have got a real Master, the things become very easy and a good deal of time and effort is saved. People can ask "How to get such a Master?" As an answer to it, I can safely say, "How can one get such a disciple who may follow what is said above?" I must say for entering the vast ocean, swimmers and swimming, both, are needed. So, swimming is the part of swimmer and to teach swimming is the part of Master. We can get such a Master who can lead us to the extent of His approach, if we follow Him earnestly. But really speaking, such a Master is required as may be able to foment us, by His Divine Power. There are stages in the cosmic regions, which we have to cross and, indeed, we proceed to a certain length. Afterwards, the power of an abhyasi fails to get at the subtle force. It is very difficult to cross it unless and until a push is given to the next step and that is the Master's work.
I have come across many a person, who argues with That in him, which is not in himself. Some also say they have made their conscience as Guru or Master. But I am sure they have not made conscience as their Guru, but their own ego. The conscience, as described in the Shastras, is made of four things — manas (mind), chit (deeper conscience), buddhi (cognition) and ahankar (ego). If all these become perfectly purified, conscience will give you only correct signals.
After the purification of these things, there come the higher powers. And, at the same time, purity has now begun all round. I hope people will excuse, if I add a little more in the context that incorrect way of worship will lead to incorrect results.
We all desire for Realisation but, have no yearning for it. I pray that we all return to our original condition and see the difference between the earthly and the heavenly life!
On the birth centenary of Pujya Lalaji Maharaj in Madras, on Feb 24, 1973