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Happiness and misery called Want’íng’


Everyone can be happy, but some feel happy and some feel miserable.

Those who constantly want something will never feel happy. Misery is bound to accompany wanting.

Those who never want for themselves but for others, they can feel happy because they want others to be happy.

Real happiness lies in making others happy.

——-AVATAR MEHER BABA

[From- LESSONS FOR SPIRITUAL ASPIRANTS, Complied by: BIRENDRA KUMAR]
[Copyright © Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust Ahmednagar (M.S.) India]

“ ASCENT AND DECENT OF THE SOUL”——


“ ASCENT AND DECENT OF THE SOUL”——

The divine love consumes all our limited desires; but this “burning” [in love] should be smokeless. Kabir puts this in one line: “Lift the veil of seven colors!” He does not say “remove” the curtain, but uses the word khole [lift, open].

In fact, this veil is so subtle that even the finest and highest thought cannot pierce or tear it. This veil has seven layers and seven knots. The seven layers are of different colors, and of seven kinds of sanskaras. These impressions are of the phenomenal illusory life. To make it more clear; this world that we see, hear and experience through the senses is an illusion, and is based on seven illusory desires.

On these seven desires is based the entire working of the gross life, and that is why both “descent” and “ascent” of the soul is in seven stages.

The real seat of the Brahma is in the head, and so you find seven doors to these illusions — two eyes, two ears, two nostrils and one mouth. When an advanced soul enters the Path with the inner eye open, he is said to “open” the first knot. And when the first knot is open, one layer out of the seven drops down, corresponding to the mouth. When the first knot is opened, the pilgrim is said to have crushed one desire and to have entered the first plane.

When the second knot is opened, corresponding to the right nostril, the second layer falls down, and the pilgrim is said to have entered the second plane. Here he sees wonderful things. Although all these things are illusory, if he gets lost in them he is gone! The third knot is the left nostril. Here the pilgrim sees more enchantments. He can now read the thoughts of all. After this third knot, the pilgrim enters what is called by Jesus the dark, spiritual night of the soul.

The fourth and fifth knots are opened simultaneously, corresponding to the right and left ears. These desires are crushed, and the pilgrim enters the fourth plane. Now he becomes all powerful. He can even raise the dead, and here it is possible that he can fall to the lowest depth. He falls if he misuses his powers.

If he resists the temptation of using his powers, then he opens the sixth and seventh knots simultaneously, corresponding to the two eyes, and crushes the sixth and seventh types of desires. He has entered the fifth plane now. But the veil is still there and he cannot see God. Only God’s grace or the Master’s help can throw away or tear this veil.

Then the pilgrim enters the sixth plane, which is represented by the middle of the forehead, that is, the third eye. Now he sees God face-to-face everywhere.

Very few can enter the seventh plane, represented by the top of the head. Here one becomes God. But this can be done only with the Master’s help. Only rare ones get down from the top of the head to the heart. The Master can, in the twinkling of an eye or even quicker, remove all these veils and everything at once, because all is illusory.

This, in the end, means that only God is real and all else is an illusion. We are all permanently lodged in this, our Beloved God. So we are all one.

Lord Meher Online 3251-53

When the whim flows


When The Whim Flows It Knows Where To Go —

One evening at Guruprasad before Baba was about to retire,
He walked by the building where the mandali resided. He was
en route to the small room where He would go for His night’s 
rest. While passing, a question was brought up. At that time
Baba said everything is done by the whim, that we do not do
anything.

I said, “Baba, all along You have been telling us that the
Avatar does so much; He changes this and He does that.
Now You say it is all the whim.

“Suppose Baba, for example, that the flow of the whim goes in a straight line. One man is here and another is there. The one man has been in penance of God, praying to Him for a number of years. The other man is one of the greatest rogues and scoundrels of the world. They are in their respective places.

Can it happen, Baba, in the flow, in the blessings of the
whim, that instead of covering this righteous man it covers
the scoundrel and purifies him?”

Baba said yes. I then asked about the men. Baba said, “You do not know, you fool.” I then asked how I could account for that.

He replied, “You only see the present life of the man who is a
scoundrel whereas I see the millions of past lives of what he
has done before. Perhaps the righteous man was the greatest scoundrel in his previous lives. So I have to explain that when the whim flows, it knows where to go and where not to go.”

JUST TO LOVE HIM, p. 78
By Adi K. Irani
Copyright 1985 AMBPPCT

Jay’s Tantra day: No dilemma today. Still turning to God for answers


Jay’s Tantra technique is to turn to Bible and Gita on a day when he is faced with a dilemma and seek support and answers from God.

Today, I have no dilemma still I turn to God for answers.

Random verse from Bible that came my way is :

1 Samuel 2:2

Passage: 

“There is no one holy like the LORD;

there is no one besides you;

there is no Rock like our God.”

And the Gita Shloka said:

 

True Love


When true love is awakened in the aspirant, it leads him to the realization of God and opens up the unlimited field of lasting and unfading happiness. The happiness of God-realization is the goal of all creation. It is not possible for a person to have the slightest idea of that inexpressible happiness without actually having the experience of Godhood.

The idea that the worldly have of suffering or happiness is
entirely limited. The real happiness that comes through realizing God is worth all the physical and mental suffering in the universe. Then all suffering is as if it had never been.

DISCOURSES, 7th ed, p. 398
Copyright 1987 AMBPPCT
Photo Courtesy: Meher Baba Travels

Reduce the Force of ego


Orienting one’s entire life around God reduces the force of the ego, enabling one better to remember Him and to uncover that divine spark of love which motivates the soul to greater heights of consciousness.
———Meher Baba

The Mastery Of Consciousnesses, p126
As given by Meher Baba
Compiled and edited by Allan Y. Cohen
Photo Via Meher Baba Travels

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