What Can I Do?

 

Dear All,

Before the meditation on last Thursday 7 April 2011, Mohanji looked completely different when he entered the meditation hall. He looked slim, young and fully charged. Usually, as he enters, he will do his prayers and will be in communion all the time. Then in a sharp glance, he will connect with all those who are present. On this Thursday, he did all that, but there was a different intensity and seriousness throughout these happenings. As Mohanji sat there, he did not give anyone a chance  to talk and delivered the following message in one go, with tremendous, exceptional energy, intensity, and deep concern.  While he was talking, I felt as if my Manipur and Swadhisthan chakras were going topsy-turvy. Every word was hitting hard. There was pin drop silence. The truth had a tremendous effect on us. He talked non-stop for thirty-five minutes. It only felt like five minutes had elapsed. When he finished talking, he asked for bananas to be brought to him, blessed them and asked for them to be distributed for all of us to eat. This was the first time I had seen him doing a Prasad distribution before the arathi and meditation. We were all quite surprised. A few commented that they felt as if the banana was settling things inside of them. He calmly said, “Yes, I gave it to let the message sink into you, to let it settle in you”.

The arati and meditation that followed were intense too. A strange thing happened. The food that was prepared on this particular Thursday, tasted different after meditation. The pineapple raita turned bitter, the rice and curry tasted spicier and the apples and sweets also did not taste fresh. It was as if along with we people, even the food had become gross! Everything, except the banana that had Mohanji blessed and given us, tasted gross!!!

Dear family members, I sincerely request you all to please read on, to absorb this message with the same intensity with which Mohanji delivered it, and to ponder over it.

Love,

Deepali

Mohanji begins to speak. “There is another plane being developed to accommodate denser energies. Here on the earth however, the consciousness is falling more and more. Good people are getting sucked in. We should be extremely vigilant to stay in the white path (Path of Dharma). It is like a desperate attempt of dark to dominate. Very heavy. They will do all that is possible to keep us away from the source. All Masters are working hard to keep and maintain the good, to contain the bad. But usually what the mind fancies is the dark. What is not too palatable is the white. To stay in the path which is for elevation, we need to be extraordinarily careful. Mind will put forth all sorts of blockages. All sorts of different ideas and thoughts will be generated by mind. Oh! Why do we not just try this way or that way? No problem, experimentation is part of spirituality. Why do I not just experiment? But if experimentation is taking one step further deeper into the whirlpool, what is its use? You lose your soul.

Identifying  the path of great Masters is difficult. It is very easy to get out of the path. Do not consider this message as a threat. Consider this as a message to be vigilant. We should sharpen our faculties of discrimination. We should sharpen our senses. All sorts of objects, confusions and lures will be kept in front of you to suck you in. It will create conflict within people. It will also create conflict within you. It will create a lot of discomfort within you.  It will create inner conflict. It will say – Why are you bothered? Here is your comforter and pillow. Just relax. And then, you think that this is your path. But once you are sucked in, you cannot escape. This is a binding. It is just the opposite of our plan of liberation. Comfort zones are created to bind. Comfort zones are created to lure wandering souls into the path of captivity.

There are entities that thrive only on the consciousness of people. Consciousness is their food! Please be aware of that. All Masters are doing extraordinary, extra hours of tedious work to safeguard people. But Masters never impose, just as your soul never imposes anything on you. You choose it. Any true Master, or any path, is just like your soul, guiding you to your own soul. The negative path has an enormous variety of lures and attractions. It is a treacherous path. At one point, we may say and feel that we are fine and we will divert and choose the way which we feel is comfortable. Many of the new generation spiritual teachers who are using the white symbols are not from the path of liberation. They are using the symbols of the positive path to lure, attract and bind unsuspecting seekers into the ritualistic dark path. 

It depends how long you will prolong and keep patience and entertain tenacity to be in the positive path. You are sitting on a tree and the tree is being shaken constantly. If you have the tenacity to cling on to the tree you will survive. If not, at some point in time, you will get frustrated and you will drop your hands and leave the tree. You will fall. Then to climb up again will take time! Not just time or this life. It may take several lifetimes to reach where you were, or to climb again!  

You may ask then, what is the role of the True Masters? Why are they not protecting us? They are protecting. But if you choose another path, they will not object because it is your free will. Just like your soul never objected to whatever you wanted to do. It only helped you.  If you wanted to sit here today; soul aided you. Your mind decided to come here today. Soul never asked you to come here, but your mind decided to come. 

I would like you to take these words seriously. This is because times are moving faster. This is the time to hold on.  IF you hold on, you save yourself. Then you do not have to worry. You are firmly established in the path of liberation. You will not take many more bodies. You will be fine. If you fall, how many more lifetimes will you have to take? Difficult to say! It could be quite many!

I want you to chew on this message. How much our mind is making us crazy?  How many sensory or sensual lures are put forth every day? And we shift from one Master to another and the body and mind keeps moving achieving nothing!

Another important thing is TAMAS. Tamas is the sword of the dark. Tamas is the nectar or lure of the dark. Being Sattvic or even rajasic to some extent can lead to liberation. Tamas can only lead to  binding. Tamas is given to you and you enjoy it. Oh, I am fine today or I am lazy today. I may try tomorrow! Like that, Tamas works at every point. Laziness, inertia, greed, anxiety, fears, anger…. all of these vices are given by Tamas. Let me make money today, I will try to help somebody tomorrow. We will never think, let me share what I have today. We think, let me make one million. Once I have one million, then I will start charity. One million can never be enough however, because your lifestyle has changed. You need more to stay with the same lifestyle or improve on it. You will never be satisfied. If we have one million, we look forward to two million to be happy. This is how it goes all the time. Our mind will never be satisfied with any material. It will ask for more.

The most important message that I want you to be aware of is this –“The present time has two edges. It is like a sword which has two edges. If you hold on to the path of White (path of Dharma), then nothing can stop you. You are automatically lifted up. At the same time, if you fall from this path, you will take lifetimes to reach here. This shift in awareness and understanding is important. The awareness is provided to you in such a way that this awareness itself automatically takes you higher. Time is automatically taking you higher. All you have to do is JUST BE in the path of Dharma. Just keep inner purity and deep faith with zero expectation. Just be fluid and just flow with absolute spontaneity.

WATCH YOURSELF. Watch how your mind functions. Is it creating greed, anxiety, fear and doubts? If this is the case, ask mind again – Is that necessary or is this the real me? At the same, mind could be creating benevolence against all odds. For example, if I have one dollar to spare, let me share it with someone who does not have that. It is not that you don’t eat or enjoy the fruits of life. You do eat, but you also share. First feed your family. Safeguard yourself and then help others. This way you will exist in perpetual consciousness all the time. Otherwise you may say, let me make one million and then I will start charity. That one million will never be enough. One million should be 2, 3 and then 4. It goes on.

Similarly, we often ask the question – Why do I have to do this? Why can’t someone else do this? This is Tamas. Tamas is the weapon of darkness. Tamas is darkness. Tamas makes you tired, it gives you inertia. It tells you – It’s okay for today, let’s see tomorrow. Tamas leads you to the trap. Through inertia, one loses life. Once you marry darkness, you lose your life. You lose your soul. Existing in Tamas will make you lose soul. Greed happens. So many emotions happen.  This is the reality of existence and we should be clear about it.

I would like you to contemplate on it for the next 2-3 weeks. Watch your thoughts and watch yourself very closely. Introspect! What are my ingredients? What am I consisting of? What is making me work? What is the provocation behind every action or reaction? Is it selflessness or selfishness?

Existence itself is bliss. But it depends upon your mind. Whether mind will accept it or not? Mind may not accept. Otherwise every moment is bliss. If you are able to accept today, right now, without resistance, it is bliss. Accepting your reality in a different mode is not bliss. It is frustration.

Are you confused by what I am saying? If you live this truth, then it is bliss. I am seeing people getting sucked in. I encounter too many of them each day. When you get sucked in, there will be an inclination to come out of that. It is like quicksand or a whirlpool. You are working very hard to get out of the whirlpool, but the whirlpool itself sucks you in. It throws you into a zone where there is no map in your hand or compass for directions. You cannot find the way out. You may know the destination, but not the way. Then you may get stranded for lifetimes.

At present, if you commit a crime during Sattvic time (3 AM to 6 AM), it has much more impact than when you commit a crime during Rajasic or Tamasic time. This is because the whole atmosphere is in a prayerful subtlety. Morning from 3-6 am is a Sattvic time. Whatever you do at that time reverberates all over the universe in a much larger way with much deeper intensity. One will carry heaviness much more if a crime is committed at that time. I am not saying that committing crime at other times than Sattvic is better; but the impact is different. Non-violence is the path for spiritual elevation.

Please understand that this whole year, this period of time through the shift, is Sattvic. Predominantly Sattvic! I am not saying 100% Sattvic.  That is why those who have an inclination to evolve are coming together. They have been given the guidance. So, you have the choice. Nobody is forcing anything on you. You have the choice to stay in this path and move.

Introspection is extremely important to stay in the path. You have to keep watching yourself and your thoughts. Ask yourself – Am I getting more Tamasic?  There is only one medicine for being Tamasic; and that is to become Rajasic. Action beats Tamas. Get on and get moving. When Rajas becomes extreme, it shifts to Sattva by itself. This is a difference between Tamas and Rajas.  It takes effort to move from Tamas and go into Rajas. Keep moving, take actions! The transition from Rajas to Sattva, however, is beautiful and automatic. One cannot make efforts to become Sattvic. If you put in efforts, sometimes, you slip back into Tamas, because those efforts often carry expectations as well as the corresponding frustrations.

If you think – “I am not feeling good, let me sit and meditate”. This is procrastination. Meditation becomes escapism here. You need to address the issue that provokes tamas in you. Meditate because you love to meditate not because of any other reason. Please understand what I mean. At such times, the best way to beat Tamas is to be hyperactive. Extreme action leads to inaction in Sattvic mode. Sattvic mode in existence over a period of time may slip back to Tamas. A person works hard and comes to the shape of Sattva and then to the mode of Sattva. From here, you can slip back into Tamas. Again you need to rejuvenate into extreme action. When you feel INERTIA, think about this. Switch to extreme action. Change the gear and beat it! Swami Vivekananda said, “Go and play football”. He did not say, “Go and meditate”.  Tire yourself and then sleep. This sleep is not Tamasic sleep. Body is tired, you want to rest and this is ok! The other way round, when we are tired and lazy and do not want to get out of bed, it is tamas and definitely not good. Do you really understand what I am saying? This is very important and I want you to chew on this. Digest it as much as possible.

In reality, nobody needs a Guru. The guru principle itself will guide you. You do not need anyone to come and tell you to do it this way or that way! This is a fundamental truth of life and fundamental truth of existence. It is simple yet really effective.

When people say, “Let me meditate and I will talk to you later”. Is that meditation or you do not like some situations and you are escaping. I am not too “pro” visiting temples which are far away. But, if you take the trouble of visiting them, it is still better. This is because it is an action and not Tamas.  It takes great efforts to walk all the way to the shrine of Shabari Mala or Vaishno mata temple. What moves you? Bhakti or devotion moves you. Your inclination for that activity as well as surrender moves you. In this way, it is good since it is not Tamas. That is why temples are sometimes built far away and high up on hill tops and may not be easily accessible. You must shed your Tamas and take the trouble of reaching there. Then one reaches Sattva. You reach temple, you pray, you melt, you become one with God, you feel connected to God and you feel good. You can feel the inner vibrations are changing. Vibrations go from your third eye to the Deity’s third eye, from its Anahata (heart chakra) to yours. The circular motion happens between you and the Deity. This is individualistic. Nobody can give this to you. You do not need a poojari (priest or one who performs rituals in the temples) between the deity and you! Why do you need anyone? It is individualistic – you, your soul and your connection. I can only give the message. The walking of path is for you to do.  I want you to chew on this for the next 3 weeks. This is very important. Otherwise what happens? I am coming for the meditation. Good enough, very nice, but what about evolution? Evolution is a big question mark. Evolution is important. Whether one sits here or not, many people are still connecting with us. No location matters. Location has no value; attitude has a value.

We are the kind of people who do not forgive ourselves, who forget to forgive others too! We judge ourselves and create more and more walls every day. Finally, we are unable to get out. There are some variety of spiders, which build webs but get themselves caught up in those very webs and die!  

I do not know if I have conveyed the message clearly, but I would like to tell you that this is a very serious message and I want you to take it seriously.

I do not want to scare you, I want to make you aware.

Life is very short. We think we are here forever. Sorry, we are only here for a few months. The entire story lasts more or less 80 years perhaps?. Out of that, for some parts of your life you are unable to do anything, like your childhood years and then after the age of 55-60 years. One is helpless in these times. Body does not support you. Out of 80 years of life, more than 40% is spent in a helpless state. Body deteriorates. You often need to go to the garage to repair it. The only constant thing is ego. Ego remains strong and that keeps us going. Mind, body and emotions all are changing, the only constant thing is ego. Nothing else is constant. This is a reality of existence. Please understand, this is not to scare you but to make you more aware. No need to be scared of anything. What is there to scared about? We should, however, be aware.

So, in another plane, spaces have been created to accommodate the denser souls while Masters clean up the earth. But on this plane, darkness is trying to catch us as much as possible. The water is kept murky with human confusions. Catch as many fish as possible, because the fish cannot see through murky water. This is what is happening. Why is the water murky? Because it is a transition. There is always some kind of uncertainty during transition. One can get sucked in fast while in uncertainty. Without your knowledge, you are pulled into a different net. And who allows that; your mind. If you are on the path of white (path of Dharma), hold on to the feet of the tradition. Do not leave the feet of the great Masters. This is a 100% ensured way.

In the path of Avadhoota, there is no give and take. There are no conditions or conditionings or even concepts. It is a straight deal.

If mind is continuously blocking, just remember that more lives have to be expected to clear the backlog; maybe in another plane, with all sorts of things like greed, jealousy, anger, one-up-man-ship and fights.

I hope I am not scaring you. If you do not understand this message, travelling further will be difficult. My intention is that you should understand this aspect. It is not to scare anybody. I want you to digest this message well. You need this message to move ahead. Forget about Gurus; NOW, talk about yourself. Think about your mind, how it functions. How caught up are you? How liberated are you? Instead of asking the question – Why should I do it? Ask the question – How Can I do it? What else can I do? Your first question should be, just like in customer service,  – Can I help you? Beat Inertia. Your next question should be, Can I help you further? What else can I do??    

Love You Through Time…

M

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Living the Teachings

"If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in the character. If there is beauty in the character, there will be harmony in the home. If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world." Sathya Sai Baba

Dear All,

It was March 31st 2011. Meditation was about to begin. First was the Satsang with Mohanji. He sat down in his chair. All of us took our seats, some sat on the floor. Mohanji closed his eyes for a few minutes. Before anybody could ask any questions, he asked us a question: “What is the BEST gift you can give to your beloved Guru?” This question was followed by a pin drop silence. The question lingered in the air. Everyone started digging deep into themselves to find the right answer. It was interesting. This was quite unusual. Mohanji was visibly purposeful. He closed his eyes and awaited our answer. Answers flowed: “Pray for their health; Protect the Guru; Support the Guru; Spread his messages; Contribute towards his mission’s expenses”, etc.

After some time, Mohanji answered: “The BEST gift you can give to your beloved Guru, is to LIVE HIS TEACHINGS. When you live his teachings, you become one with your Guru, whoever your Guru is. It does not matter. But, if you respect your Guru, if you appreciate His teaching, LIVE IT. That is the least and that is the best you can do for him.” A deep silence fell upon us. Something profound was happening. This was important. Simple, but true; the core and essence of the truth.

Bhagawan Sathya Sai Baba from Puttaparthy, Bangalore, India has been hospitalized for a heart and lung problem. Baba took this body in 1926, eight years after Shirdi Baba left his body. Right from the time He was born, many miracles happened which proved his difference from other children. He has been working relentlessly in multiple levels, to spread the basic rules of human existence, such as LOVE, TRUTH, PEACE, NONVIOLENCE and DHARMA. This is our tradition. Sai represents the eternal tradition based on Sanatana Dharma.

Mohanji continued: “The purpose of Bhagawan’s living was to give us the full guidelines of life. What more can we give to Bhagawan? Because He knows very well how long he should stay in His body. Will you pray to keep him in the body? What can we pray for an Avatar?

The best gift you can give to any Guru is to live his teachings. Guru does not want anything else. When you live your Guru’s teachings, Guru is happy. His life and time on Earth becomes worthwhile. What else can you give to a Guru? You may give him medicines to sustain his body, but is Bhagawan interested in that? Living in body itself is painful for Gurus and real Masters or Avatars. It is also a big restriction because you need to operate through body. Perhaps, it would have been much better for Satya Sai not to be in the body at all! But then, people would not understand him. People need to touch and feel. People need tangibility. We cannot understand the Omnipresent Parabrahma. So, Sai chose to take birth and live in a body, so that He can communicate with you. You need a tangible format so that you see the Guru, you hear him, you see him talking and walking. Or you will not know him. Omnipresent Parabramha is here, but we cannot see him. We do not feel him. We cannot see air. When air leaves this place, you understand that you are suffocated, you gasp for breath. We take the air around us for granted. We do the same with the Grace.

What is Grace? What has it got to do with life? Simple answer! What has an umbrella got to do with rain! Umbrella does not stop the rain but prevents you from getting drenched. Grace protects you, it does not stop an event. Grace flows. It is pitched against collective consciousness. Collective consciousness creates situations. E.g. it elects the ruler or the king! Grace protects you from the sun but cannot remove the sun. In the rain, some water will drop on you from the sides, but overall, with an umbrella, you are protected. You have to suffer, but you suffer less! You will get wet but not as much as if you were standing under the rain. This is the importance of grace. Similarly, when Guru leaves the place, we feel he is gone….. While Guru is in the body, we do not actually appreciate him. We take him for granted.

It is not a tragedy for Him or for the Universe when Bhagawan leaves the body; because He has done his job. It is a tragedy for human beings who could not catch the message and need the physical form.

I sincerely want to convey that Bhagawan has done a great favor to be here on the earth with us; whether he continues to stay in His body or not. His teaching is basically love and truth. If you love Bhagawan, live and love his teachings. That is the best gift you can give him. Then the purpose of His Avatar was worth it. How much ever we pray otherwise is of no use.


Do not just spread his teachings by writing messages or posting them by mail, LIVE HIS TEACHINGS.
We remember his teaching by living it or practicing it. Because there should be application of teachings in the real life. Otherwise, we will just talk: ‘Oh, He was a great Master, He was an Avatar….’ What is the use? Master does not need any of this nonsense. He came here to raise the consciousness. Whatever you do, which is not in tune with that, is of no use. Bhagawan once said: “After staying in this body for 80 years, people still have not understood me! Even if I live for another 80 years, it will be of no use.” Once on Shivaratri he said, “Why are you sitting in front me like a frog, looking at me?“ This expressed his anger. It is very unlikely that he will use such words. Bhagawan is very compassionate. He talks in a very mild and soft manner. He then said: “Go home and serve selflessly in your place.”

Many people have left their homes and are staying in Puttaparthy to be around him. And interestingly enough, Baba often keeps extremely arrogant people around him all the time. They are rude and aggressive. Did I tell you this story? This is a story that I have heard. Bhagawan had a driver who served him for 20 years. This driver was a rude and angry man. When someone would come to Baba, he would shout and antagonize them. Some people got really affected by this behavior of his. They thought, “We are coming to see Bhagawan from far and wide, and this fellow throws us away. Can something be done?” They asked Baba. Baba did not say anything. Bhagawan tolerated the intolerance of his driver. After 20 years, one day Baba told him: “You have completed your job. Go home in peace, I will take care of you.” The driver left. Someone then asked Bhagawan: “Why did you keep such a rude man as a driver for so long? He does not reflect your stature at all.” Bhagawan answered: “I stayed with him for 2 days while I was in Shirdi Baba’s body. I repaid that debt.” Understand, karma works for an Avatar too. He did not erase it. He continued with the flow.


Mohanji continued: Have you been to Puttaparthy? You could experience rude behavior from many people there. Of course, there is a dire need for good security. Everything is done on account of security. But, our ego many not enjoy us being suspected, treated like a terrorist!!! You may think – is this necessary? Is this what I have come here for? Did I come here to experience this kind of treatment? Why do we experience this at the abode of such an enlightened Master? This is especially so, with Westerners.

But there are reasons for this. One is; these people have irritable characters. They are an irritation for society, and so Bhagawan collects such people and keeps them near him and thus saves the society. Being in the vicinity of Bhagawan, these people benefit a lot. They undergo tremendous inner cleansing.  Another strong reason is, people visit Bhagawan with eagerness and inquisitiveness to see a Guru. All are coming from different walks of life, with EGO. Through these irritable people, Bhagawan bashes the ego of people coming to visit him. The volunteers around Baba never care about the social status of the visitors. They scold them and impose rules on them indiscriminately. People may think, “What is this? What kind of people are these?” But if you are sincere, you will survive all that and reach Bhagawan.

You may reach the entrance of the hall and be told that, oh, cameras/purses are not allowed. Books are not allowed inside. Ooops! You will have to go back to your room and leave them there. Within that time, you may miss Bhagawan’s darshan. One may feel that a day is lost. Next day, Bhagawan may not come. If you have come there, amongst your busy schedules, for two days, your full program may get spoiled. Expectation is cut from the root. A big churning! A big shake up. You may get disappointed. Your ego is thrown down in the trash. However, if you think “If I see Bhagawan, it is fine”; or, “If I do not see Bhagawan, it is okay for me,” – if you nullify your ego and just let go, then probably Bhagawan may come and touch you, or may even call you for an interview!

So, the biggest gift one can give to a Master, is to live his teachings. This is also the best way to understand the Master. Otherwise, a visit one pays to the Master was just a picnic. If you are not living His teaching, nothing has shifted in your consciousness.


Nothing is a tragedy. We cannot pray that Bhagawan should remain in his body because this is up to him. He has come for a purpose and He very well knows his purpose. He also knows when to leave. It is our selfishness to ask Bhagawan to stay in the body
. When He has achieved his purpose, is it worthwhile to ask him “Stay in body for a few weeks more!” We do not know the larger mission. Those who want to understand Him, will understand Him by not meeting Him also. Knowledge is useless unless converted into your daily life’s experience. If life has not improved due to additional knowledge, it is just another burden in your existence. If the food that you consume gets digested, it helps your health. If it is not digested, it only upsets your stomach, your equilibrium. It is like, how much food can you digest without getting indigestion. If your stomach cannot digest food, it has no value.

The consciousness is permanent. It is not situational or conditional. Have faith and intensify FAITH. Then there is no fear. Faith will give you tenacity and toughness to go through all the situations. Express deep gratitude. Mean it, feel it. Live the teachings of your Guru, if you Love Him deeply, sincerely.” Mohanji went into silence again.

I also would like to mention with reverence that, meditation followed by this message was extremely intense and there was magnificent presence of Bhagawan Sathya Sai during the meditation, which everyone felt. The intense energy flow and the Shaktipat moved all of us. Interestingly, Mohanish who was also conducting ‘Power of Purity’ meditation in Pune at the same time, felt clear physical presence of Sathya Sai to the extent that he naturally bowed down to Him. Mohanish had no idea that Mohanji has been communing with Sathya Sai Baba all through the Thursday meditation. Such is the Leela of Sathya Sai and Mohanji.

The BTW family offers love and prayers to Bhagawan Sathya Sai by sending this message and living his teachings of love and truth.

With Loving Regards,

Deepali.