God is simple and the method followed to achieve Him is also simple and straight. Man, technically termed homo sapiens, i.e., wise man, has tried to seek God. Thought, when purely divine, can reach the Source without fail. If corrupted with attributes and qualities, realisation also becomes corrupted and degraded. Gross methods give grosser results.
Meditation on the simple, pure and Ultimate alone can save man in his crisis. This surely makes him more and more simple, bringing him closer and closer to the original home. As you think, so you become.
There should be the subtlest method to realise the Subtlest Being. There should be One Method, One Master and One God. Of course, selection you will have to do yourself.
The density of the thought can only be removed, if we take to the subtle method. My experience in this field is, if you want Divinity, the method should be easy, smooth and natural. A boy likes toy in his tender age and as he grows older, love for the toy is gone. He seeks other things for his enjoyment, which are subtler than those he loved earlier.
I find great difficulties here. People follow what they want and do as they desire, but expect the results to be as I want it and which is so dear to them and to me. The result is a sort of block is formed. I find this in many hearts. This hides Reality and keeps It out of the sight of an abhyasi. If I am to be held responsible, I will request you to follow what I say. Japa, people do without even knowing how to do it. Similarly, there are other modes of worship, which they do in order to please themselves but not to please God. I want to create naturalness in you, but you prefer mechanicalness. In this way, you see the mirror from its back.
It is a pity that we do not read authenticated books, say Raj Yog. Raj Yoga sets in when other things accumulated by wrong practices are gone. Preceptors clean grossness out, but people enwrap it again. So you have to seek the solution yourself, just as you have to walk on your own legs. Of course, energy is needed for it, for which our help is indispensable and is ever available.
I had hoped that today I would see many of the higher personalities of Madras in our satsangh, but I find only few of them.
On return from a tour of western countries in Madras, on July 9th, 1972