Fundamental Principles of Sahaj Marg

THE ONLY thing in Existence before Creation was Divinity in the Original State, and everything in the essence form was merged in it. The process of manifestation started with kshob, which stirred up a churning movement in the sphere of the latent motion. Activity revived and, with it, the force got enlivened and started its action towards Manifestation. This line of action, though in perfect consonance with Divinity-, appeared in its outer aspect to be somewhat different from it, since it had taken another course arriving at Manifestation. It may for that reason be termed as line of humanity, because of its close association with the formation of man.

Both the lines are now in action — Divinity and Humanity — running side by side parallel to each other. Since creation was the primary objective at the root, the line of Humanity began to acquire predominance and everything, including man, began to assume a tangible form though subtlest, at that stage. In other words, the line of Humanity became the base of entire structure. But, its action remained subject to the dormant actions of the line of Divinity, which ran along parallel to it. So the proper working of the Force went to bringing out forms and shapes. As a matter of fact, Humanity could have never worked so well without proceeding along in conjunction with the line of Divinity. In short, Humanity set itself conjointly with Divinity running parallel to it.

The actions went on multiplying and man, along with everything else, began to assume grosser and grosser form. Everything in the composition of man falls under the clause of Humanity, of course, with Divinity at the root of all and everything. It is for this reason they say god is within man and the same view is held by almost all religionists. Thus, our Ultimate Purpose can be served only when we keep pace with the Divinity and link it with our line of Humanity.

Now since both have come down from the one great God, Absolute, Humanity too, like Divinity, was the Purest State. The force of activity in it was but nominal at that time or it was, so to say, in a sleepy state. The jerks caused by actions and counter-actions began to stir up a sort of wakefulness and variations and contradictions began to come to view. Heat and cold made their diverse ways promoting formations. All these things entered into the composition of man and He became a conglomeration of all things in existence.

All that we have now to do is to bring them back again into their Original State or, in other words, to restore them to a state of poise and tranquility so as to keep up the link with Divinity. The only way to accomplish it is by introducing proper moderation into them and we do the same in Sahaj Marg, the Natural Path of Realisation.

This is the secret of Nature, which I have explained herein in order to bring people to a full understanding of the real meaning of complete Divinisation of man.

I am happy that I have been given this opportunity to explain the fundamental principle of Sahaj Marg and I may say here, I am quite willing to help every sincere seeker of God Realisation towards attaining the state of Divinisation.

In Bangalore on Jan 5th, 1968