Moulding for Divinity
WHEN A child begins to wonder, really, the process of thinking starts, and he gets food for its expression from parents. When thoughts accumulate and develop force, they become a working machinery for their play. This goes on for a certain time, till he begins to speak. Now language for expression is there and the child himself brings out the language for his expression. The centre, really speaking, is in the brain and it functions according to the suggestions already laid. Now different sorts of suggestions of parents and sometime after, of his own, become the treasure house for different off-shoots. This centre, according to its fulfilment, makes different sort of channels. In other words, it becomes like a spider's web, with its centre in the middle. By the magnitude of the power, the channels are not only formed, but they also become thicker and thicker. In other words, the child is caught in this web. The lack of harmony cannot be remedied, unless the material force introduced into the System by the help of the suggestions be drawn out.
Psychology gives the picture of things, but there is no remedy for their correction. It is only Sahaj Marg, which can bring about naturalness in it.
Now, what is the way of doing it? What should a grown-up child do for himself and how should he be helped to bring about the natural state, which is Divine? The child should mould himself in such a way that the information of channels may be stopped. The people will generally prescribe the remedy, to give him proper understanding for it. Of course, it counts. But when the people themselves are suffering from the same malady, they cannot cure him, unless the very understanding given to him has got the purity of thought. In other words, his words are charged with the power of doing what he wants.
That is, first of all, the teacher should destroy the old edifice and then erect a new edifice, without bricks and mortar. This is the help that the grownup child should be given under such surroundings. Now comes the work of Sahaj Marg— as preceptors do. The cells of the brain are the treasure house for each type of thinking and they have their nucleus in the middle. They draw the actual impressions formed in the centre, so that the channels or offshoots working may not get the food for their growth. This is the natural effect, when we touch the centre. After this, what have we to do? Channels are not there, but some wetness is there, because the water of thought has flown in for a certain length of time. For that, the remedy is the same. Instead of harmonising them, break up the channels and level the ground.
After this something else happens. When these impressions enter the centre, they produce a sort of electricity, to keep themselves up. Of course, the thought is there and the habit of welcoming such thoughts is also there, of which the child or the individual is the doer. Now that welcoming attitude of the centre should also be destroyed. When it is done, all the walls of the palace get collapsed. Now comes the turn of Divinity, because the ground is prepared for its working. When everything is destroyed, people may think what will come after. Nothing but Purity, which has been defined as Reality.
A new chapter opens now under Sahaj Marg and that is divinisation of the system to remove the devilisation of it. We have to work this thing on every centre of the being. People will laugh at me, if I say work continues in every atom of the body. In brief, I have given the process we adopt and Sahaj Marg can alone claim to bring about such personality.
Inaugural address at a symposium in Tirupati, On December 12th and 13th, 1968