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Seminar on "This and that have gone now"

8. Sri M.RadhakrishnaMurthy

The shortest Message of Pujya Babuji Maharaj delivered during Basant Celebrations in Jan, 1982 in three sentences has the topic for today’s seminar as the second sentence. The word “This” and “That” used in the message are not mere grammatical pronouns to convey what pronouns normally should convey but are highly cryptic and heavily loaded to decipher the hidden meaning of which is rather difficult for an ordinary Sadhaka. Highly evolved practicant having stabilized himself in higher states of consciousness may be able to throw light on the intended meaning. Able guidance of our spiritual trainer Rev. Br. Narayana Garu through the valuable literature of our Institute helped me to formulate a few ideas on the topic which I place before you, all my brothers and sisters.

Main goal of human life as prescribed to us is to attain complete oneness with God for which several means and methods are made available. But while attempting to reach the state which is far beyond, it is also worth while to appreciate another aspect of goal of human life, as Babuji in this message states “we are all brethren connected intellectually, morally and spiritually, exhorting us to realize that fraternity is an inborn spirit in all of us, not to be cultivated. The essential point being made out is that commonality is the same Divine Spirit in expression amongst all of us. This itself is the real connectivity which is not imaginary. We are by birth brothers and sisters though possessing different physical features.

Babuji stresses the importance and value of connectivity among all of us which itself is the main goal of human life. Humans at the physical and pranic level are essentially separate. But at the intellectual, moral and spiritual levels entertaining a thought that we have connectivity, is itself a precursor for raising one’s consciousness to higher levels. The Annamaya and Pranamaya Kosas consume major portion of time to struggle in life for existence. If Purvajanma Samskaras have a chance to divert the Jiva to develop intellect connected with spirituality he may realize his connectivity with others and its value thereof. Group of persons only make nations. If people of different nations develop this connectivity which each other, cooperation, service and sacrifice would be automatic making this world free from want, disease, misery and unrest. It is unfortunate that in practice, we find that persons and nations alike which are better endowed by opportunities available to them refuse to sacrifice their endowment for the good of others, woefully forgetting this pious and common connectivity, creating chasms between us. Religions, Philosophies, ideals and ideologies have played no mean part in this game. They effectively spoiled peace all over the globe, evaluated themselves as superior, arrogating to themselves all the intellect, looking down other nations in contempt. Religions have contributed for emergence of sects with several differences, different places of worship in an effort to separate people on the basis of religion.

A section in UNO for world peace wanted to have separate army well equipped to crush power which attacks any country and uses the modern weapons. UNO wanted Master to help them in this cause. Babuji categorically replied to UNO in July 1957 in his letter among other things thus. “If the incursions and attacks can be averted by material force blood shed cannot be avoided because even then we have to apply force causing thereby blood shed on either side. Arrogance cannot be stopped by material force. It is only the spiritual force which can remove the causes of war for the minds of people”.

Babuji states in the same letter “what we therefore require at present is only to improve the morals and to discipline the mind. We must learn how to create within the heart a feeling of universal love which is the surest remedy of all evils and can help to free us from the horrors of War”. Stating that introducing these things among masses who are unfamiliar is a problem and is equally intricate, Babuji gave his final opinion thus: “If my opinion were to be invited I would lay down the simplest possible method as given below.

Let all brothers and sisters sit daily at a fixed hour individually at our respective places and meditate for about an hour thinking that all people of the world are growing peace loving and pious. This process suggested not with exclusively spiritual motives is highly efficacious in bringing about the desired result and weaving the destiny of the miserable millions” (Event Horizon 109 to 111).

This and that have gone now. The differences we have been having is gone. We may entertain doubt which is a weakness of our mind and conviction in the master. We must have the courage to assert the correctness of our method as we experience peace in practice. There is no question of asking any person to accept a particular God with form or without it nor any book. After all God has no name and form.

Babuji ends the message stating that in all his work and environment purity alone exists which weaves the spiritual destiny of the persons with the Ultimate. The Principle of purity was based on the thought that the eternal and pure existence which we have to enter into is entirely free from all contaminations.

Impure thoughts are contaminations which are the dividing forces, causing discrimination among human beings based as sects, castes and gender resulting in unrest and disharmony in society. It is a serious impediment to realize the oneness among all, who are all only Divine in nature. We are all united but are never separate. Divinity wants us to be one. This is also the essence of our universal prayer which we do at 9 PM every day. Weaving of spiritual destiny with Ultimate finally involves in our unity.

May all of us, brothers and sisters, strive hard to live up to the expectations of Babuji and realize the purpose of our lives.