Role of Nature
Role of Nature
I am happy that the occasion has come when a new ashram building has been inaugurated at our Bangalore centre. I feel sorry at the same time that, due to my poor health, and being otherwise very busy here, I could not avail of the opportunity of being personally with you on this happy occasion.
We should do our duty to uplift Mankind, not minding whether they are doing their duty towards us properly. I believe that it is the highest moral, which we should achieve, though with some troubles and sacrifices on our part. This is part of saintliness. When we work, it is but natural that some hurdles are also there. Gradually, they diminish. There are good people everywhere hankering for Him. If we do service, success will surely dawn. Blessed are those, who have a glimpse of Divinity, even though it may be momentary. In the Sahaj Marg System, very higher things sometimes come even in the lower stages. That means Nature is fomenting one with fire of devotion. Cold and heat are almost the same, but with a little difference. The lower part of it is heat, because weightless weight is there above it. If both naturalise, that is the real realisation. So, only remove the weight and you will find no density. Air is dense when it is touching the earthly substance. If that touching is gone, you will feel equality in all matters. Nature opens one hand and not two at the same time. If there is cold at one place, the hot wave is nearby. This thing is going on from the time immemorial. It is the wisdom of the human being to make use of these things in his favour. We are a part of the cycle of this Existence or, in plain words, we are a part of nature. We should abide by Nature and not try to beat Nature. If all things are changed, to co-operate with Nature, balance develops, and that is what we want. This balance is developed by abhyas.
When the idea is there, action comes as its result. If meaning is there, words are also there. When you dilapidate all these, reality begins to dawn, till it grows to its full length, giving fruits and flowers. Merging of course, is the chief thing, which is bestowed upon the simple being, and a simple man is he who knows nothing about himself. Longing for Reality brings a person to the right path. It gives new life to the sleeping condition of a man and prepares him for the highest approach reserved for human beings. Not only that, it transforms the whole being, shattering all obstacles in the way of progress. The true meaning of Realisation is "Death of Death" or "End of End". If a man is absorbed in this condition, it means the way is clear now.
I wish and pray that all of you, rather the whole of Humanity, may have the tasteless taste of Reality and that also at the earliest, but for that you will have to strive hard. May He give you the strength to do it.
On the inauguration of Yogashram in Bangalore on September 12th 1976