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All materially advanced people are bound to be restless and insatiable. If untruth is accepted as truth, then truth will be denied forever. As such, the crying need of the day is to decide between real and unreal and then accept one rejecting the other as both cannot sail on the same boat.
Once the mind is free from all superficial material desires and possessions --- Knowing them as finite and wasteful which only leads to bondage and frustration, where all the life is wasted for nothing, and are not worth either for the real human or animal way of life and where all potential inner powers endowed to mankind go waste --- then only one can recognize the false, and this solves the problems of mankind. Men whose minds are so liberated, even if live in heaps of gold by their own right, will not be burdened any more --- their mind will remain ever free. All corruption, fear, doubt or anxiety will vanish and they will taste the real charms of freedom.
Though minds of mankind are already overloaded with grossness, due to publicity, propaganda and persuasions towards external false attraction of various superficial objects, yet, if inner senses are duly awakened, are capable of expiscating from any crisis, at least to avoid more and more involvement in false life after fifty years provided a clear path is found.
If it is clear that any approach through material powers cannot solve problems but create more problems of discontentment, discord, corruption and frustration, it is high time therefore to pause a while and think deeper and decide the best course between so many blind paths of bondage and absolute path of enlightenment and eternal freedom and conquest of whole material world and death as well.
The mind of mankind is the cause of life and death, heaven and hell. Therefore, a clean and liberated mind is superior to any power on this earth.
Mind is the cause of both bondage and liberation. Mind attached to any gross worldly aims and objects, is a slave mind, and when detached or liberated it becomes ‘MUKTA’ since mind diverted from physical pain, feels no pain, but mind heedful of pain, feels pain. If mind gives any credence to any influence of devilish spirit, one feels and beholds the spirit wheresoever one goes. Therefore, weak mind is always prone to the danger of being an enemy of one’s self. Whatever physical, mental, economical, social and spiritual ills are there, they are all due to weakness of mind only. Therefore, at all costs, mind must be made healthy and strong enough to withstand any influence of false outward charms of illusory, crafty material world with too many sanctimonious and blind following which fill the mind with greed, fear, doubt and various distresses, always seeking remedy, but all the same creating more evils due to ignorance and greed.
There are various causes of mental deficiency which may be ascribed to ignorance. But the root cause of all mental illness is greed for material things of the outward world. People, without using the power of discretion and thought to consider ‘What is for what’, run after material gains like a flock of sheep all the time, but never contented, remain slave to their avarice since they have never known the charms of freedom.
In this ‘Kalyug’ most of the demonic spirits have been able to cast a spell over the world due to the prevailing generous atmosphere of tenderness on the motherly earth. They have already made a strong-hold to enslave mankind by various cunning devices of dehumanizing process. Since devils are brute, they also need equal brutes to play through ignorants. Unless mankind realize(s) all the dominating influence of evil spirits and reject(s) all wasteful, harmful, and absurd sources of benighting paths, will miss all opportunity offered by ‘Kaliyug’ for salvation. Instead, they may go lunatic before the end of this age. Those who die and those who remain till the final sinking of ‘Kali’, their spirits will dwell in luna and go down with the earth respectively to dwell in Hell for endless duration without light and air.
Therefore, Leading safe, sure, pure and perfect life in this darkest age, is most difficult unless mind is released from ‘MAYASWARUP’ and the real innerself is awakened before the situation gets beyond redemption.
Any one who develops the real power of self can stand alone against all forces of fraud, of all fear, doubt, greed and ignorance. He will attain merit and rise above this mortal world and fulfill the mission of human life to find lasting peace and bliss in infinite-self. Though, during his physical existence, he may live amidst of all ills of ‘MAYA’, no ill can touch or pollute him because he can easily know the value of freedom from ‘MAYA’. With very little worldly possession, he will enjoy life better than one who may possess all the so-called power and wealth of this world, because he is fully contented and liberated.
There is no need for ‘tapas’ (austerity), ‘japas’ (Repeating mantras), if there is peace by rejection of all sources of unhappiness or discontentment. There can be no lasting pleasure unless causes of discontentment or unhappiness have been removed. It is certain that nothing of worldly pleasure or wealth can give satisfaction because such things are reactionary and transient.
When cause of illness is removed, there is no need to seek remedy. In the material world, without ‘good’, ’evil’ cannot exist and vice versa, without impiety no piety, without sickness no Doctor, without crime no Police, Judges etc. It is for fear and greed only that they seek mercy or undue favour. Those, who are of clear mind with contentment, are perfect and pure, safe and sure. Therefore, there is no point of offering remedy in one hand and feeding the cause of illness in the other hand. It is said that ignorance is the greatest sin and cause of all ills in mankind. Therefore, ignorance, has to be eradicated at all cost. The causes of ignorance are many. Unless these deep rooted causes are prevented to play havoc among the mankind, there can be no hope of progress amongst mankind in any field of activities.
Men who do not allow their power of discretion to function, accept any thing blindly , tempted by either any outward show or one-sided preaching and teachings, and depend on others for any solution of the problems of life, become useless. Such men may earn name, fame, wealth and learning either by hook or by crook but are always corrupt and can never enjoy peace of mind. If men depend upon praying only for attainment of the success, their efforts will not be of full measure. Therefore , they always remain inefficient and corrupt. Ultimately , they lose all real power of self and remain blind throughout this life and after death their spirits dwell in darkness.
When mankind is endowed with all the necessary power within to create its own destiny of both outward and inward progress and salvation, no outside power of any sort is going to help.Natural elements are guided by nature since they do not possess the quality of human-being. But mankind has to learn everything in every respect for they themselves are responsible for the action and the reaction of their deeds.
All human should play the part of human-beings. Animal, plant live their own lives, God plays God’s part of impartiality. Those who try to play any other part other than their own , are imposter known as ‘Narapashu’. They are hypocrites and waste their most precious lives only on pretension. They neither can enjoy their real way of life nor any other. No sensible person can follow or accept such nonsense just for the sake of false, temporary material gains of life. Those who sacrifice and pollute the precious gift of divinity, are really great sinners and they disgrace to the enlightened human society.
If children are made to understand from the very early age about all harms caused by dependence on any other sources, other than their own efforts, their future will be safe and free from any bondage, fear and doubts.Also, their will power will be developed to see and realize within. No unnatural problem can arise in their life.
Wherever ignorant are larger in number, there lies the real hell on earth since true preaching will find no scope there. Ignorant people are attracted only by deceitful outward charm, spectrum, clothing, propaganda and publicity. It will be apparent to any sensible person that today there are multiplicity of God, Goddess, Godman, Godwoman. They emerge almost overnight and find enough following to thrive in their game of exploitation simply by promising earthly benefits which are neither righteous nor deserve any merit. They even offer to wash away sins or ills of their followers in exchange of material offerings. To the purveyors of such ideals , money can buy even God. Therefore to the ignorant, it becomes a paradise for crime – steal money and pay part of it to the so called preacher and get rid of sin. Some preached that no matter whatever sin may one commit, if one believes in their God, HE will take one straight to Heaven. There are others who profess that any sin can be get rid of only by uttering the name of their God and so on. Therefore in the society of ignorants any sin and corruption become legal and nobody bothers about the same. They are only mindful to live on by hook or by crook, no power of thinking other than physical pleasure and existence has any value to them.
Minds of ignorants are too immature, silly and shallow. They are lovers of fun and amusement and so, whoever shouts loudly, they will flock there and pollute the whole atmosphere around by shouting together without any consideration for others’ peace. Therefore, they are law breaker and peace killer.
It is well known that demoniac spirits cannot live in peace - they always disturb peace and pollute the surroundings wherever they dwell.They want to enjoy only through outward ten senses, like ‘RAVAN’ (Dashanan, Dashamukh, pleasure of outward ten senses). They created large field everywhere, and regained their lost kingdom during the age of ‘Treta’. It can be seen that they have already infiltrated and established in every field and are in a very commanding position. The aims and objects of the demoniac spirits of hell are always to drag all spirits of mankind to permanent hell, though they were trying to do so since time immemorial yet have not been able to convert everybody to their way of life.
Spiritual unity among mankind is the only solution for peace and prosperity in any field of activities. There is no power, however great on earth to unite mankind by any material formula. Since the beginning of the present cycle of Four Ages, many tried with various systems, but all had come and gone in succession without advancing the cause of human unity. On the contrary, disunity, discord, disillusion and division grew rampantly and creed within creed multiplied because all systems opposed each other and led to infighting, even killing, not only amongst followers of divergent systems but also within one’s own faith.
As ‘unreal’ could never be ‘real’ and real could never be ‘unreal’, there would always be conflict between the two, the protagonists of unreality clinging to their selfishness, greed, false pride and power. Truth is the only real thing. It is eternal and universal. As Sun will be accepted as Sun everywhere in the Universe, so also, truth will be acknowledged forever as Truth alone – anywhere and everywhere. Only imperfect blind material world, try to give different versions through different blind following.
When the mind is freed from all unreality and finite aims and objects, it will be as refined and pure as an atom. This condition of mind can merge with millions of similar free minds, as water can merge with water, air with air. Thus, there will be no difference of opinion among the liberated spirit. Physical habits and cultures may vary according to different conditions of country and habit, but the spirit of freedom is the same everywhere. Once ‘untruth’ is identified no one can fight, rob, steal, kill for the sake of untruth unless one is totally ignorant and brute.
The truth cannot be seen. One has to feel it. Those which have appearance, shape, size or form are finite and gross and are liable to pass away even if possessed. Therefore, all things which can be seen, heard of and possessed are false and finite. The freedom of mind is enjoyed inwardly and is a source of eternal pleasure. All else with outward manifestation is ‘MAYA’ and is transitory, reactionary and restless all the time. Therefore, it should not be difficult to understand where the real human peace, progress and bliss lies. When all unreal things are accepted as unreal, transitory and finite in facts and figures, then only the reality reveals itself eternally and within.
The material world is full of filth and evils. Whatever one attains which is not within one's own rights and merits, one has to repay with premium. Consequently, whoever rises is sure to fall, whoever gains is certain to loose, whoever enjoys must also suffer, whoever earns name and fame are bound to be defamed and discredited in course of time - those who were once worshipped by most, would be dishonored and abused in the long run. Therefore, all pride, self praise, vanity, ostentation and so called 'Pratishtha' etc are considered by the wise as very low types of aspirations. Unmerited and unjust as their gains are such people cannot even enjoy freedom or peace but are always in fear of loosing their possessions. Therefore during their life time on earth they dwell almost in hell and surely after death, their souls find abode in hell. This is because they gave precedence to their materialistic gains and possessions - questionably acquired - at the cost of their fellow human beings. Such people are absolutely ignorant of the consequences of their poisonous superiority complex which leads to various crimes and unholy competition and most hideous form of slavery. This tendency cannot be curbed easily, but when one begins to reject such earthly low desires or aspirations and realizes their futility and inadequacy then only can they taste the freedom of mind and shun the evils of this material world.
Name and fame are the best devices invented by the evil forces to create difference and disharmony between men and men, and to make them dependent and keep in childish disposition. On the whole, more the material progress, more the downfall of morals and lowering of spiritual life.
No material can satisfy one. The more one earns, the more one runs after, and ultimately all goes waste, and they not only lose all ‘Maya’ but also loose the chance of knowing the higher and the finer world above.
Person with free, high and finer spirit earns enough with very little efforts and enjoys most with little spending. He his prudent for he never wastes. But a fool works hard and earns more only to spend and waste most but enjoy little. If a person can lead a safe, sure, perfect and pure life with humble means without dependence or exploitation, what is the use of amassing all the non-sensical burden to overload the mind which ultimately leads to loss of peace (and earns), fear and doubt!
To be 'Sahaj' one has to first understand what is 'asahaj'. Any forced action is 'asahaj' and necessarily a bondage. Any action justly within one's own right and merit, without any motive - good or evil- are 'sahaj' and beyond reaction. All senses should not be controlled by force, but should be allowed to function normally within their rights and limits. If forced, they will react with greater force.
Acting within ones rights and merits should not be construed, as either good action or bad action, but just action involving no 'piety' or 'impiety'. Therefore, live for righteousness, enjoy and suffer for the just, and if necessary fight and die for justness. This is the life of 'liberated life'. A righteous person does not seek or accept anything which is not right and has no merit. Even if any such thing is offered, they will not only reject the same but will also spurn the offerer as an indirect enemy and agents of forces of evil. Therefore, one who leads 'just' life is above any power on the earth. Such a person not only conquers the entire globe menally but defies death also. He runs the worldly life more smoothly and safely without any desire or want. Whatever he earns is in his own right and enjoys the same like nector without any fear or discontentment.
Sahaj Margy do not suffer from any ills because he cannot be lured. He is always steady, quite free from any rashness, anxiety, tension, desire, and fear. He has more time to regularise all thoughts, actions and habits. Therefore, one days food of an 'ashaj' will sustain a 'sahaj' for ten days, as he eats steadily and never wastes. Anything eaten rashly goes waste. If one runs fast, he will take more time in the long run to reach the destination, as fast running will make him out of breath and compel him to take rest on the way.
All ignorant are wasteful and ‘asahaj’. So they are restless, they run from pillar to post in search of peace and remedy. They have to undertake pilgrimage ‘Yatras’ for expiation of their sins and in search of momentary peace and merit. They remain unaware of their real self within.
Spiritual unity can reduce material disparity once it is realised that material prosperity has no limit. The more one possesses, the more one wastes and ultimately one's demand leads nowhere but to desperation and frustration.
Therefore to bring all mankind to a uniform standard, progress of material world must be earmarked to attain a certain reasonable limit for a certain duration so that those who are left behind may also reach the same level and all could march together thereafter.
In cultural aspect also, there must not be much disparity. Therefore, there must be a halt in cultural progress as well, till every body reaches an equal standard. If not, atleast the progress should remain steady for some-time, so that whatever progress has been acheived may be enjoyed by all. Any meaningless, imperfect and faulty culture should no be allowed to develop. If any material culture and wealth are restricted within some limit, world will move steadily and not rashly. There will be no hankering for supremacy or precedence. Disposition of mankind will be steady and peaceful. There will be no greed, selfishness and jealousy. These virtues will contribute to make a just, steady and well balanced human world. Steadiness and sagacity will gradually subdue passion, excitement, violence and tensions, all will be becalmed to limit the rapid growth of wasteful procreation and instead enjoy a restful contented disposition with more of inward pleasure than outward
Restless persons are most passionate and consequently wastefull in haste, they eat much and get less benefit. If mankind become restfull and do not haste, whatever the present world produces, if used prudently and justly, will suffice for five times more population. Decides, it can produce more than the present with less effort by methods and systems. As such material differences amongs human race can be restricted to a great extent through 'Sahaj Marg' only.
Even for safer and permanent unity in material modality of life, disparity between man and man can be reduced by limiting and slowing down the progress when one realizes that all material progress and prosperity are after all false and do more harm than good.Therefore, one can enjoy far better life with minimum necessities than what one has already seen. Thus there will be no chance of exploiting each other or earning and spending more than what is just required for existence.
To Lead a liberated life, free from pleasure, pain etc., one has to study the action and reaction in one's own daily life. Always remember the following :-
When nothing is permanent in this finite world, there is no point in attaching the mind in anything. The goal of mankind here is to experience this illusory world and get rid of all the pollution of the mind in this polluted world. Since filth can only be absorbed in filth, dirt thrown only on heap of dirt and not in a clean place, similarly pollution of the mind can be thrown in this polluted world of present 'Kaliyug'. The soul must be returned to the original abode for the refereshing course. 'Kaliyug' offers the only opportunity to do so. 'Mukta' minds remain in 'Gyana Samadhi' all the time.
Where from this world and every thing appeared ?
In the infinity of eternity, all souls, spirits, elements, minerals etc., are eternally present. Nothing comes from no-where.
It is eternal cycle of creation, destruction and reconstruction through processing and reprocessing systems. For instance, when this age Kaliyug will go down under the sea in due process, all elements (seeds) will be sealed properly in cells and remain under the sea for millions of years till next 'Kaliyug' is delivered by the sea after completion of a cycle of 'Satyug'. Dwapar, 'Treta'. When next Kaliyug will emerge, all sealed cells will also emerge and when exposed to light and air, will manifest itself in order. These processes will repeat in all the ages, till entire universe enters into a period of destruction and everything turns to smoke like gas and undergo overhauling and reprocessing condition for many millions of years. And during this darkness of millions of years, all elements of the entire Universe will undergo a reconditioning system and when due time arrives, a fresh and new universe will be created again from the wastes and will start functioning as before.
What is the life of this Universe ?
May be about 1200 (Twelve Hundred) crores of Years
What is the life of this world ?
It is about 30 lakhs of years in one cycle. There are four spans of this globe. We name them as Satyug, Dwaparyug, Tretayug and Kaliyug. Each span merges and emerges in due course of time. Their durations are approximately as follows :-
Satyug - 12 Lakh years
Dwaparyug - 8 Lakh years
Tretayug - 6 Lakh years
Kaliyug - 4 Lakh years
(In all about 4000 cycles of this world.)
The first three spans are called sons of the sea and last one is called daughter.
Why the span of Kaliyug is smallest ?
Because Kaliyug moves very fast and has lot of exploitation and exploration, it cannot last much longer.
Satyug is slow, smooth and just natural without interference, explorations etc., Dwaparyug is a bit faster and less natural due to the presence of two "Gunas". The Tretayug is more un-natural as this has all the three Gunas. In this stage, culture, arts and science are developed and the earth gets more polluted. But the 'Kaliyug' has increasing predominance of the later two Gunas with sinking traces of 'Satgunas'. This stage is extremely fast and so its life is reduced considerably.
What is the cause of fastness?
It may be a natural process needed for some unknown reasons. However, it may also be due to condition created by demoniac forces through mankind.
As for instance, during "Tretayug" due to three 'gunas' among mankind, there were much differences of opinion and actions resulting into wars etc. These also necesitated invention of destructive weapons by the forces of evil.
There were also unrest, crimes and fights between good and evils, within and outside. It is also described by certain scripture that fight between spiritual and material minded people were there. Those who developed "Atmabal" by rejection of outward material pleasure of ten senses and become "ATMASWARUP" were disturbed by "MAYASWARUP" demoniac spirits called 'Dashanana'. Those who live for pleasure of ten senses are 'Dashanan'and those who live on inward realself and conquered ten senses are real "Dasharath". Though spiritual forces were fewer and materially poorer like "Ram" but at the final recknoning they destroyed all the forces of devils physically, but their spirits remain in existence. When the Kaliyug emerged, those forces of demoniac spirits gradually swamped the earth and started to establish strong base through various devices. The aim of such spirits is to deny any scope of spiritual progress among mankind by the process of dehumanisation and dementia through outward culture of false charms, ultimately enslaving and exploiting mankind as long as possible. Therefore, all people were attracted ostentation. They forgot the real self, predilection and the true mission of life of the mankind on earth.
Therefore, under the rule of such brute materialistic forces, Kaliyug will be more restless and run very fast for no purpose. In this way, the mankind will destroy and disturb all valuable resources of earth, its natural beings, minerals etc. and turn it to 'Lunatic' condition day by day. Before the end of "Kaliyug", most of mankind will die as lunatic and spirits will dwell in Luna for endless duration. Those who survive with attachment to 'Maya' will go to hell till next 'Kaliyug' emerges. On the whole, 'Kaliyug' is the worst of the four ages being hellish, filthy and foul, sowing, discontent between man and man, woman and woman etc. Sins and crimes seem to have legal sanction. There is no need to describe further as one can foresee the future by knowing the present and past few decades.
In such worst condition, there is a golden opportunity to attain the best. This is the blessing in disguise for liberation of mankind by casting away all dirts to dirts. Now is the opportunity to know the evil and now it is easier to reject the nonsense and thereafter liberate the mind.
The main purpose of creation is to pave the way to safe and peaceful life as long as physical condition exists here and ultimately to extricate the mind from this artificial world for future journey towards divinity.
During good or favourable time, nobody bothers to look for anything else. But during bad or dangerous time, they try to run away. As such for all happenings of the past, the present can open inner eyes. Therefore what is happening at present is "Blessing" in disguise. Since the time has rippened for realising where the present is heading for.
During the last four ages, human souls were functioning ceaselessly, as such they require to undergo refreshing process at the abode of infinity. Therefore all souls have to be released from this globe and new ones will replace them again after the new age emerges.
Therefore, before it is too late, mankind should remember the duty towards divinity and liberate the mind from all attachment of wasteful, dangerous material aims and objects. Since mankind cannot be compelled and rooted at any fixed place, divinity does not compel or directly interface. It only indirectly creates condition for "realization" through those precious inner power which are already bestowed to mankind.
As a rule, any filth can be removed only by filth. So filthy mind can be cleaned during Kaliyug only. If the opportunity is missed, mankind will be responsible for with-holding the impartial souls longer than is due for the refreshing process.
Therefore once again behold beloved mankind! Realise what is safe and best for you! Be careful of this dangerous ignorant world.
The present is the first and last opportunity to realise the absolute truth by discarding all haphazard, absurd 'Mayaswarups'. Unreals can never be real, as such, no real can be found in any unreals. Seeking real in unreals is wasteful and futile.
The moment mind is vacated from all gross nonsenses of maya, real will manifest itself within and no more human ills and miseries can disturb again when omnipresent will dwell and guide. The death will be transformed into bliss.
Question : What are the best hobbies for recreation?
Answer : Any hobby useful and harmless may be practised. However, the best are the gardening, service to animals and plants and enjoying all natural beings and non-beings. In such hobbies, there lies all-round physical, mental, economical and spiritual benefits.
Those who take to natural hobbies are found to be pure, clean,contented and enjoy holiness of spirit because nature always purifies the mind.
There are also physical 'Asanas' which can be practised for physical fitness but these must be 'Sahaj'. After passing urine and stool in the morning hours, following Asanas may be performed as per the convenience of the individuals. Preferably 5 minutes each -
Thereafter oil massage and bath should be taken. 'Dandvaithak' and Satsang Pranam to sun may be performed. In the end Siddhasan and Sahaj Pranayam should be done inhaling eight units and exhaling sixteen units the same breath. Such simple exercises should be performed on empty stomach. Any standard book on these exercises may be consulted.
Indoor or outdoor sports are also beneficial. Above all are the necessity of maintenance of good and regular habits of sleeping-awaking, working, eating etc. one should limit excessive mixing, talking with people. Even better cultural hobbies can be adopted. Whatever occupation one may undertake, one must concentrate to perform it efficiently and seriously.
Instead of many hobbies, fewer better hobbies may be chosen in order to enjoy deeper pleasure and avoid restlessness and wastage of time and justly earned money.
Question : How to overcome physical habits and mental desires?
Answer: To overcome any habit is not at all difficult for a strong mind , but for a weak mind , it requires practice to get rid of any false, harmful and wasteful habit.
For instances, if one is habitual smoker he should not stop smoking suddenly as the sudden withdrawal may create craving after some time. This habit must be given-up gradually curtailing number of cigarettes every month, ultimately reducing to nill after few months. Similarly, the habit of drinking tea can be given-up by changing its timings and making it lighter and lighter. In this way, the desire will automatically vanish.
In the same way any habit can be conquered and one can free himself from slavery of false habits. After getting rid of such false habits, one can taste freedom and then no power can tempt him again. Even the weakest mind will not go back to the slavery of such habits. In order to get relief from habits, one has to weigh their merits and demerits. The more one gets rid of false habits, the more the spirit of conquest will give higher pleasure.
Question: What for faith is? Can faith heal and bring success?
Answer: Faith is always blind. To gain faith, one has to loose faculty of reason, self reliance, insight, power of discretiion and most of the precious human qualities granted to mankind by divinity to act and live like human being within one's own right and merit, without bothering and depending on any source other than one's own resources.
Even if faith heals at times,it also kills many times. Any thing attained through good luck or faith reacts badly. Therefore mankind is provided with reason. To a child and ignorant, faith can work since reason is not present. When reason develops, faith disappears because both cannot go together. When mankind do not cultivate power of reasoning, they will remain eternally blind and ignorant and are worse than plants, stones etc.
Faith and greed are closely related. To seek anything without merit and right is crime.
When reality is safe, sure, perfect and pure, one can see it and proceed further. When the result of any reasonable action is foreseen before action, no sensible, reasonable and wise can go blindly and remain uncertain even for a moment.
Unnatural faiths are the invention of forces of fraud preventing human quality to develop so that secret devices of devils are not seen through reason and inner light. By this way, devilish forces can exploit ignorants and children as long as they remain blind and dependent. These circumstances also creates fear and greed and lead to innumerable creative faiths.
Divinity provides mankind with all the necessary faculty, self-reliance and self-realisation and the understanding to know what is for what and then act and proceed with open eyes. Instead, if people close the eyes and remain dependent on others, they can not earn the merit of humanity and remain inert and inactive like plants and stones.
Therefore, no honest and real human will seek any thing without proper assessment of right and and merits. Faith and greed are closely related and both are roots of all ills to mankind.
Question : What about faith in Almighty?
Answer : Almighty is always almighty. It is natural (inherent) faith in Him. There cannot be any dispute or doubt. Both types of persons, who do and who do not have faith in Almighty, are blind. If one says that he has faith on sun, air, water etc. and another says no, both are blind and ignorant.
Faith in Self is faith in Almighty, because he is omnipresent as water in pond, river or sea. If the water of the pond is realised, the water of sea will also be known. If the fire of a match stick is known, how and where from it comes, then its origin can be realised. One has to open inner eyes only and get absolute knowledge. But faith will eternally keep one ignorant of reality, cause, effects etc. Therefore any faith is not without doubt and doubt is hell.
Question : What is the function of Atma?
Answer : Function of Atma is always impartial but can be conditioned by thoughts and actions of mind.
If the mind is attached to 'Maya', the condition of 'Atma' will be 'Mayaswarup' like water of filthy drain. When the mind is sanctified from filth through knowledge and is liberated, 'Atma' will also be free as the mind.
Question : What is the function of 'Prana'?
Answer :'Prana is to draw fresh breath and distribute it to all ten senses and release the same when it gets polluted and wasted to re-draw fresh breath again & again ceaselessly as long as the system permits 'Atma' because 'Atma' is the whole and soul since mind, spirits, prana and every things are besouled. However, 'Atma' is related to all conditions of physical and mental functioning, yet it remains like Hansa. Maya cannot penetrate this real swarup. When'Atma' goes out gross remains. As water evaporates and rise to sky filth remain in its own place.
Question : How to recognize real Guru and what are his characteriistics ?
Answer : Anything real and precious are sacred and secret, therefore , not easily available. Any one who has rejected all unreals and realised real self is real Guru.
Since mankind is born un-natural with faculty of culture, mankind is required to learn every thing - even to eat and walk through Gurus.
When there are various fields of culture, there are various Gurus. They are called cultural Gurus. There are so many varieties of social, political and religious Gurus as condition demands. Also there are Gurus of thieves and dacoits etc.
In spiritual field, there can not be more than one principle or truth, therefore even millions are one Guru of same spirit and knowledge of self and absolute.
Spiritual Guru means opposite to all outward show of material world of culture, religion etc. The only duty of Spiritual Gurus is to liberate the mind bringing it to zero condition from all finite good or evils of man-made world. To know real truth, one has to reject all unreal as untruth. In this way, truth will automatically be known.
Spiritual Guru is beyond measure, because he is absolute one, with Brahmand, above good and evil . He always remains within ownself,"SWAMI" by enslaving every outward else. He is perfectly liberated from entire "Mayaswarup" and capable of liberating others by own inner absolute knowledge rather than imitating some one's book knowledge.
Question : How to be useful to the human society, and to other near and dear ones?
Answer : Since mankind is born of same human system, there should not be different feelings among themselves. It is like the same faculty and same spirit of conquest of 'Maya'.
Therefore it is the duty of all sensible persons to see that everyone should find equal opportunity and facility to lead a safe, sure, perfect and pure human life with equal consideration of self and others. Whatever one realises and enjoys should at least be shared with others. Of course, it is neither physically possible, nor required. The most important factors are mind and spirit. Therefore all should enjoy the same free spirit with all the needful bliss and lasting peace.
Therefore, first of all one has to be an example within one's family and surroundings so that people should see how he enjoys the freedom above anything else of 'Maya'. Hence, the real service is to enjoy fine and high spirit within just right and might.
Living a just prudently liberated, standard material of life avoiding un-necessary and unjust things or desire or ostentatious living among society is also a reasonable service.
Question : How evil spirits multiply so quickly? Why children of same parents differ in nature and character?
Answer : There are various types of spirits which play through mankind. Spirits of males originally belong to the some astral planes closer to the earth. Later on these spirits mix up with earthly spirits and create varities. During cohabitation period, minds of males are occupied by a particular nature of spirit , so the child born will be of the same spirit, good or evil. If during cohabitation period female spirit is stronger then the child will be of the same spirit.
In this present age , most of the minds polluted with various natures of spirits like of greed, anger, violence, ignorance etc, hence their procreation will also be of similar nature. One can observe how violence breeds violence, hatred breeds hatred etc.
After a war or riot, those who loose their near and dear ones get their blood boiled. If in such boiling spirits, they reproduce a child, he/she will be born of voilent nature. In this way evil spirits are rapidly multiplying every where.
And those spirits of finer astral plane, who were not able to cope with present condition of atmosphere and had left for their original dwelling place, are looking forward for any opportunity to return in order to fulfil their mission.
The mission of those heavenly spirits in this planet is to, release their burden of past life of all the four ages from 'Satyug' because only during extremely evil time of 'kaliyug' all ills and filth can be discarded and the spirit can be cleaned up and merged with a liberated soul from this floating globe. Everyone has to play directly or indirectly in the full circle of four ages. Besides, even with 'Satguna', one cannot rise above certain limit, as such, all have to experience both worst and best before extrication from good and evil both. Nature always provides due opportunity to each and every being and non-being for the extrication.
Though this may be the last stage of 'kaliyug'in the present cycle, still there are many more thousands of years to go. As time passes, there will be untold miseries among human society. There will be strife and struggle every where without cause and various pell-mell conditions to circumvolve mankind with commotion, concoction, prejudice, contention, fanaticism and menace, which will enmesh every one before the final tragedy takes place. Out of worst conditions, decisively, vigorous movements must take place against all fiends to purify as many aspossible and to elevate them to higher plane. It is the law of divinity that no one should be denied this opportunity and enslaved for eternity. So, every thirty lakhs years, opportunity is offered to all, but this depends on the own efforts and skill of mankind. That is the beauty of human beings to earn merits by liberating others and also to earn spiritual companion of same spirit and self.
There can be no higher pleasure to mankind than liberating another fellow being/self to eternal peace and bliss.
No one can enjoy the best without company. This is the real nature of human being. Therefore it is the real mission of life to be one with same spirit of real freedom which is to be tasted step by step and to conquer the spirits of fear, doubt and all ills including the spirit of fear of death.
Attachment and fear is death. A liberated and contented mind has nothing to be attached to, so has no fear for any thing - that is conquest of death. When body is disintegrated and merge with physical elements, soul will blissfully leave towards final pilgrimage.
Afterall, body is perishable and uncertain, therefore, therefore, there is no point in burdening the mind with various un-necessary worldly, transient thoughts of pleasures of reaction. One of the most important factor in human society is of a country where fools are in majority. Where ever fools die, the spirits of those fools seek rebirth in the foolish country and multiply rapidly.
Question : What is the purpose of religion?
Answer: The real purpose of religion is to create well disciplined human society by maintaining certain codes and conducts of social structure of human life and to control behaviour of back-ward populace. For those, who are not capable of judging what is good for them and what is not, some social persons prescribe and force them to follow blindly the ways and means they suggest. It is done in the same way as parents impose on their ignorant children with threat and temptation, otherwise brute cannot be controlled.
But when brutes remain brutes all the time , they become more fanatic and dangerous to the human society. As they grow , they start disputing and quarreling among themselves for getting better advantage than the rest. Such people start creating divisions within divisions, creeds within creeds and start fighting, killing in the name of religion. This is not limited among different religions but is also within own. Because any impossible, absurd, un-necessary and un-seasonal preaching always create dangerous situation, hence there is always fight among blinds. If blinds remain blind all the time, differences are bound to occure. Above all, all human beings are the same, there should not be divisions.
All the time it is difficult to control the blind folded. Since begining, religions are not universal because they sprang-up in different situations and conditions on different land. These religions can not unite mankind to one universal union, that is why they always have to face opposition from outside and from within. However, due to conceit or ignorance many stick to their gun and even reason can not convince them. Therefore, as long as human populace do not reform old customs, following may deny freedom from outward worldly, man-made, imperfect laws. As a human with privilege of so many precious faculties, it is against the law of divinity to follow anything blindly and thus to lose all his gifts is rather strange. When there is scope, every moment mind of mankind has to progress either to gross or finer way of thinking.
Religions of varities created many problems among mankind to make them believe blindly as long as possible and make them remain blind. This contagious ailment has taken deep root and mankind will not be able to rout it out by following anything blindly. But it can only be possible by rejection of all wrong, out dated old customs and notions. By this way, all people can combine together with needful and reasonable adjustment among all religious sects and creeds and a universal reigion of real mankind can be made.
With reason and honesty of purpose, when one can lead a more perfect,pure, safe and sure life, then what is the use of any blind religion of absurdity, contradiction, though some religion prescribed many lofty ideals of absurd, impossible and impracticable nature. What religions preach, are too common and well known even to a small child. Yet it is required by the ignorant society to be reminded either by some one or through scriptures repeatedly to practice the common preachings. Every one knows whom to love and whom not to, what is stealing, killing, lying, cheating etc.
If a mother has to learn to love her child, what kind of love is that? So all foolish, one sided, useless, impossible and impracticable preachings only do more harm than any good. Everything has its own time and should be played according to the need of time and season. If one loves and respects God and devils alike, then it would be paradise to devils & hell to God. If one preaches ignorants and brutes not to be violent, it will only be a fun. As long as brutes remain brute, they will act like brutes. But if brutes are converted to real human, they will know what is right and what is wrong. As such it is stupidity to prescribe medicine without knowing the cause of illness. This stupidity can be seen even bya child with little sense. Anything prevented by force is bound to react with greater force.
Therefore, if any thing absurd, impossible, one sided, partial, wasteful, meaningless, harmful, deterrent to human progress, is removed from religion and if social preachings are prescribed to maintain just worldly life without confusing , mixing with real-unreal, then religion can function within reasonable limit of social order.
However, to develop a disciplined, clean, deft, honest, contented and peaceful society, no religion should display funny and artful ways of outward colouring, dressing, shouting, dashing, rushing, pushing etc. All disorderly manners and childish habits of seeking something, eating, creating disturbance and filth are harmful to the religion. These create restlessness, greed, annoyance, shallowness and false-hood, hypocricy of demoniac religion of 'Dashanan' for the sake of pleasure of outward ten senses. Followers and believers of such silly religions can not achieve maturity and always remain backward and stagnant like dirty water of a pond.
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