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Baba Taught only 1 Thing

Date: 20 Dec 2008 23:26:12 -0000 From: "Chandramohan Jha" To: AM-GLOBAL Subject: Baba Taught only 1 Thing Baba "Jakhani bha'vi kichu cini bujhi, dekhi a'mi kichu ja'ni na'..." (PS 3225) Purport: When my little ego dominates then I think that I know and understand everything. It is only later that I realize that I do not know anything-- I know not. When I try to move on the path with my own strength, then it is difficult for me to decide what I want to do and what is my goal. From the origin of which unknown source am I floating and floating, from far to the farthest place, in the search of that unknown divine Entity. Day and night I am searching and wandering; why I wander around I do not understand. O' karunamaya, what type of divine play do You do with me. What type of liila do You go on playing with this unit entity. How can this divine play between unit and cosmic continue without Your grace. Baba, You are everything, only by Your grace is anything possible...
Namaskar, The top-most ideal in the life of any sadhaka is to realise that, 'Parama Purusa is always with me'. To live with this feeling firmly established in the mind is to be a true spiritualist. That is Baba's teaching. As we know, devotion is everything for an aspirant; and devotion means always feeling that 'Parama Purusa is with me'. Baba says, "When devotion is there, Parama Purus'a is there." (SS-20 'Astitva and Shivatva') So cultivating devotion and feeling His loving internal presence is the central theme of our life. That is what we are to strive for.
If we take a moment to review Baba's physical presence on this earth, we can easily see that this is also one of the main things He wanted to teach us-- that He is always with us. Behind His reporting sessions, behind His scoldings, behind His pointing out, behind His Dharma Samiiksa, and behind His so many demonstrations was the inherent idea that, 'I (Baba) am always with you'. That was what He was showing us. Because in all those circumstances, Baba was practically teaching us that even when He was not physically next to us, even then He was aware of our each and every thought, word, and deed. How many times would a margii arrive from Brazil or Hong Kong, or would a WT come from their posting in Bombay etc, and in step-wise fashion Baba would recount all the details of their long and arduous journey, or some other event in their life. This was Baba's unique way of saying, 'I am not just this physical body, always I reside in your heart & mind. I am always with you-- caring for you'. This idea Baba has repeated in hundreds of discourses. And in His practical life, in countless ways Baba has taught this ideal: That He remains with us-- wherever we go, in whatever circumstance we are in. Baba says, "Pure shete yah sah purus'ah, that is, 'The witness-ship that lies quiescent in every entity is the purus'a'." (AS, 1-1)
Those who, by His grace, realise this ideal, to some or more degree, feel Baba's presence in sadhana and understand that His physical presence was just an external manifestation, and not the whole of who Baba is. Naturally then when they sit for sadhana then they feel internally linked with Baba, by His grace. Unfortunately, today there are some who claim, directly or indirectly, that Baba is gone. This is a result of their thinking that Baba was just a physical person on this earth, like so many others; and since 1990 Baba is gone, just like every other person who left this earth. But we must not in any way, shape, or form support or encourage this false notion that Baba is gone, as that undermines Baba's magnanimous presence and is detrimental to our own spiritual progress.
While Baba's physical advent on this earth was so historic and meaningful, it was never meant that we should take His physical body as the totality of His personality. That is why from the very beginning, sadhana was a mandatory practice. Baba's ongoing guidance was that we should seek Him and serve Him within. For that reason He has given kiirtan, dhyana, first lesson, madhuvidya and so many other teachings and practices. To realise His presence inside. Plus in Prabhat Samgiita Baba has described the sheer futility of trying to find Parama Purusa in the external world.
Vane upavane khu’nijiya’ khu’nijiya’ Kona kha’ne tava dekha’ na’ pa’i... A'ja bujila'ma manete rayecho... Ba'hira vishve khunjiya' khunjiya' Ka’chera du’re pa't'ha'te ca'i (PS #1082)
O' Baba I am searching for You in the forest and in the gardens I could not see you anywhere Today I understand that You are remaining in my mind Those searching You in the external world Want to send You from close to far
So even when in physical form, Baba was describing that the only way to truly get Him was to seek Him within. Furthermore, He put forth the warning those seeking Him externally would not only not find Him, but would push Him far, far away. Baba says, "Du'r'a't sudure: if people think that Parama Purus'a is far from them, then He is very, very far. Du'ra means far and sudu'ra means so far that the human mind cannot even imagine it." (SS-11, p. 65)
Hence for those involved in sadhana, then nothing has changed since 1990, because the way to get Him has remained the same. He remains eternally in our hearts and mind. In AM, by His grace, we understand that it was just His liila that He physically manifested Himself on this earth. But always He is with us-- in our minds and heart. That is why in AM there is not a new Guru. On most paths a successor is named to be the new guru. But in AM when Parama Purusa Himself is the Guru, and when He is always with us, then there is no questions of there being any second or third Guru. Thus the same inner link that was present before 1990 is the same as today and will be tomorrow. And it is this link-- the devotional reality that He is always with us-- that we should cultivate each and every breath, each and every moment we are alive. That is how we are to find Him. Across so many discourses, reporting sessions, songs, and PC's, there is one main thing that Baba wants to teach us: That He is always with us and the path of devotion means to realise Him and live with the awareness that He resides eternally in our mind and heart.
Baba says, "Parama Purus'a, the Supreme Father, is always with you and you are never alone." (AV-12) Namaskar, Chandramohan

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