Tryst with God
Tryst with God
I am very happy to observe that our Raichur Centre has grown from strength to strength and today it is having its own Ashram building. The idea of having an Ashram is an ancient one, although a hut was probably more than enough in the olden days. With the growth of civilisation, the idea of having a modern building for the Ashram has also developed. The purpose of having an Ashram building is to make it possible to render the best of spiritual service. It is common knowledge that Ashrams, where true form of worship and meditation are performed, are so charged with the spiritual force of the teacher that, it will help towards the transformation of man.
Thoughts have life and they also work on the lives of others. But the tragedy is, we produce scorpions and snakes by our thoughts and tease others. Under the circumstances, they do not serve the spiritual purpose, but wad deep in the mire of ungodliness. We should rise according to the needs of the times and employ ourselves better for the good of others, though this service is subordinate to the spiritual progress.
The trend of the general public is no doubt towards God, but the tragedy also starts side by side. They begin to think Him to be just as they are and proceed in a grosser way to attain the Subtlest Being. Those who are a bit advanced, ask a few questions and the same are repeated before each and every saint to show purely their ability in asking questions. One of the questions they generally ask is: "Why has God created the world in which there are so many miseries and troubles?" At that time, if they look to themselves, they would probably find an answer for themselves. This question was put to me also a number of times. Sometimes, I answered with divine dynamism and sometimes in other ways. To put to an end to such questions, I will explain this mystery in a scientific way. God is the Centre wherefrom the Energy starts. Energy becomes frozen if its utility is not there. So, in order to maintain His Existence, He sent out Power which resulted in Creation. A number of people merely ask questions pertaining to Divinity. But how to attain it, is not generally found in the minds of such people. It we go on talking about the taste of mango, it will not help us, unless we eat it and know for ourselves its taste. I may say here, Reality is not the field for cowards. Lion-hearted men alone can dare approach Reality and men are made so, by Sahaj Marg.
The Sahaj Marg System did not arise accidentally. It was given graciously to Mankind waiting in eager expectations. The system adopts natural ways for God realisation. And to adopt them in the daily routine of life, it starts with meditation, which is the chief source of inviting the Grace hidden in the bosom of God. This starting becomes the end, as at the beginning of the world, the end became the beginning. During meditation in our match towards Reality, we come across different spheres having different airs. Experiences are there. Of course, in the initial stages some may be imaginative but afterwards they are all divine. The divine experiences are the perceptions of the conditions relating to Divinity. When Divinity begins to dawn in good measure towards us, our march becomes smooth. We experience different conditions on the path, when we set our heart with devotion to attain the Ultimate. Reality dawns upon him alone, who goes back along with Nature, making himself subtler and subtler. Unless grossness is completely off; we cannot even peep into Reality. For impediments, if any, we alone are responsible. Until and unless these things are removed, we cannot expect the advent of reality. To realise the Subtlest Being, we should adopt only subtle ways. On the contrary, if our ways are gross, we, in addition to our own grossness, begin to form the curvature and every vein of our body creates a pole to bring about changes in the system, with grosser effects. Unless they are destroyed by the power of Master, there is no way open to Reality.
On this auspicious occasion of the opening of the Yogashram building, I greatly appreciate the services and help generously rendered towards the construction of the building by all the large-hearted persons. May God bless all.
At the inauguration of Yogashram in Raichur, On January 16th, 1970