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His Two Eyes

Date: Sat, 05 Jun 2010 16:18:27 +0530 To: From: RM SINGH Subject: His Two Eyes Baba PS Intro: Progress happens with speed and pause. In the spiritual field, sometimes the mind is very lucid and sometimes quite dry. The dry mind is expressed by summer and the lucid mind is expressed by the rainy season. This is the song of the rainy season. In this rainy season, new plants and grasses have started growing. The lost beauty of the forest is slowly returning back; the barrenness of summer is gone. Now everything is getting decorated in a new way. The sadhaka is asking that invisible Entity, "Who has come and changed the entire scene of the forest?". By all these changes it is clear that someone has come - all these changes reflect the arrival of one Entity. The dress of that Entity is expressed by the lush green vegetation. "Ta'l toma'liira vanera ke go ele nava sa'je..." (PS 3004) Purport: In the palm and tama'l woods, in this rainy season, Who are You Who has come in new dress and form? It is Your grace that You have allowed me to come close to You. You have captivated my heart. Opening the door of the mind, You have filled me with devotion and engaged me in Your work - in Your sadhana, in Your service. The earth is inundated with rain. The puddles, small ponds, and lakes [1] have become one. There is water all around. The dust of summer is gone. My vibrated mind is filled with You - in Your ideation, in Your thought, in Your meditation - in the atmosphere of that nandan [2] aroma. The sky and the underworld have become one in their vibration, both are dancing in the same rhythm. Now, the sky is no longer just the sky and the underworld is not simply the underworld - both have become divine. All are dancing in one rhythm - in the rhythm of Parama Purusa. All these are are a vibrated necklace of that one effulgence - yearning for an iota of Your divine grace. O' Lord, please shower Your causeless grace on me... NOTES FOR PRABHAT SAMGIITA #3004: [1] Lake: One of the terms in Samskrta for lake is hrd. Baba has clearly mentioned this in His grammar books. But those who are confused wrongly translate hrd as "heart". In that case their attempt at translation only serves to mislead the reader. [2] Nandan: In the above song nandan refers to that beautiful attracting aroma. When human beings come in contact with certain expressions they derive much happiness. It is because of that derived happiness that they seek out those objects. That is why various tourists or nature-lovers visit various places: Because they feel attracted. In return, they wish to give pleasure as well. They donate money or work to protect and keep those places pristine. The goal is to derive and give back pleasure. Those engaged in nandan vijiana are attracted to various worldly things, knowingly or unknowingly: Art, dance, drama, music, paintings - these are all expressions of nandan vijiana, or aesthetic science. In the field of kiirtan also, nandan vijiana plays a role. In the initial stage, devotees do kiirtan to derive pleasure - that is nandan vijiana. When their mind becomes ensconced in Parama Purusa then their sole desire is to give pleasure to Him. Then their mind is above nandan vijiana and it is in mohan vijiana, or supra-aesthetic science. So the idea is that in nandan vijiana the goal is to give and get pleasure whereas in mohan vijiana the sole desire is to give pleasure to Parama Purusa. Nandnan vijiana starts with worldly expressions and builds up to the entry into spiritual life. Those running after purely physical things are in a lower state of mind and when their sentient factor is awakened and the mind is more elevated then they lose interest in physical crude pleasures and they seek out psychic pleasure such as writing, thinking, and reading ete. Then they chase after physical things for psychic enjoyment. Those interested in higher aspects of nandan vijiana & ultimately mohan vijiana may overlook lower aspects of nandan vijana.
Namaskar, We all know that our second lesson is known as 'Brahmacarya' and that it spiritualizes our existence in this world. It reminds us that we are never alone and that He is always along with us-- watching us. Here below are a variety of ways to heighten our practice of this highly important sadhana lesson. The following points were collected from advanced sadhakas from India and around the globe. Please also write in with your perceptions and insights as well.
Initially before starting any action in this world we should repeat our second lesson mantra and side by side ideate on that supreme idea that 'He is watching me'. And why does He watch us - due to His great love for us. This dual approach of mantra japa and spiritual ideation is needed to properly practice second lesson. Some think that merely repeating the mantra is enough. However Baba says mere parrot-like repetition of the mantra will not work. There must be proper ideation as well. Baba says, "People do japa kriya' in a very crude manner. It can be said that their method of incantation is like the talk of a parrot. Parrots talk, parrot say so many things, without understanding the meaning, without understanding the spirit of what is meant. Japa kriya' becomes as meaningless as the talk of a parrot for those who do it without love or emotion. It even loses the value of internal suggestion, intro-psychic suggestion." (AV-1) So here the key point is mere repetition of the mantra is not enough. Proper feeling and divine ideation are needed in the practice of second lesson. One must feel that 'My Parama Purusa is watching me'. This ideation must reflect deep in the mind for one to really practice 2nd lesson.
Now to practice the above point, one other special ingredient is needed: Love for Him. Reason being that one cannot possibly remember-- before each and every action-- that 'He is watching me', until one feels deep love for Him. Something can only be remembered constantly in two type of relations: loving and inimical. The idea of an enemy will always remain in the mind, automatically it will come. And if you fall in love with anything, then that idea will also come in the mind automatically - always. This happens with anything worldly such as money, your child, a member of the opposite sex, or anyone or anything. If a person loses $500 then that idea will surface in the mind - one will harbor that idea again and again. Keeping this theory in mind, if one has deep closeness with Parama Purusa then without any effort His sweet image will come in the mind - again and again, without any effort. When this happens, then that is ideal. Some think, "I love Baba but then again I forget about Him." The reason behind this is that the degree of love is not as much as it needs to be. With more love, then the sadhaka will never forget about Him. Indeed, without love for Him one will simply forget that He exists at all-- let alone remember that 'He is watching me'. And love does not develop until one meditates ceaselessly on Him. That is why Baba has given Brahmacarya as the second lesson and Iishvara Pranidhana as the first lesson. Because through the repeated and diligent practice of Iishvara Pranidhana, the sadhaka will develop deep love for Him. This is Baba's teaching. Because as well all know the practice of first lesson is a type of dhyana sadhana. And through this practice of dhyana naturally one develops strong love for Ista. In which case one will have the mental yearning to remember that 'He is watching me'. Thus only through the constant practice of Iishvara Pranidhana (first lesson) can one develop the sincerity and devotion to properly practice Brahmacarya (second lesson).
Brahmacarya entails remembering that He is the subject. Some may stray from this and think that 'I am looking at Him'-- but this does not constitute second lesson. That is not going to work. In second lesson, Baba is the Supreme Subject. It is He who is watching us-- not vice versa. So no one should make Him their object of ideation in 2nd lesson. Rather we are to remember that He is watching us.
All in all then the practice of brahmacarya means that 'He is watching me', always. This remembrance and realisation is brahmacarya or second lesson. Baba says, "He is watching everything. He witnesses everything through His mental eyes. His inner eyes." (AV-6) And His watching is due to His great, unfathomable love. When we remember that He watches always because of His deep love, then that brings unending waves of bliss in the mind - in which case we remember Him even more. This isthe type of positive cycle which occurs in top-grade bhaktas. This is what we must all strive for in our spiritual life - and indeed by His grace we mayhave all experienced this at one time or another. So second lesson is one beautiful remembrance wherein we feel that, "He is watching me and the reason why He is watching me is because He loves me very much."
In addition second lesson carries one meaning that differentiates itself from all our other spiritual practices. Second lesson alone is what enables us to escape the binding noose of samskaras. By second lesson we can escape the never-ending cycle of action and reaction. Because as we know every thought, word, or action carried out by the jiiva generates an equal and opposite reaction. This is Cosmic Law as well as karmic law. But by His divine grace, when we think or say anything or perform any work in this world, so long as we remember Him and repeat our 2nd lesson mantra, then that thought, word, or deed will not be binding. We will not create any new samskaras through that work. Because always He is watching us and ensuring that we are moving on the straight path towards Him. With His two eyes He keeps strict guardianship over us. Remembering His benevolent watch is our second lesson. In second lesson, the doer is thinking that: "Whatever I do is with the energy of Parama Purusa", and in true sense Parama Purusa is the doer because "His energy is working and I am just a machine." It is for this reason that new samskaras are not made. So we can say that second lesson is nothing but His divine grace wherein He liberates the sadhaka from the net of karmic law. Instead our load of samskaras is lightened if not eliminated and we can march directly unto Him. This is the great gift which He has bestowed upon us in the form of second lesson.
For those of us who attended all those DMC's and reportings with Baba, we can easily recall how Baba would point out: 'So many people entered the room without properly doing second lesson'. This type of scolding and loving reminder came on innumerable occasions; Baba would regularly tell like this. Here is one very special and devotional story about what happened when one Dada tried to enter Baba's room without repeating second lesson. So this goes to show how incredibly important second lesson is. Because He would not remind people about taking proper food or water before entering. Nor did He remind about doing half-bath before entering. Only He was this strict on the point of second lesson. The main point behind this is that all should engage in the practice of brahmacarya. The mind should be flooded with the divine ideation that 'He is watching me'. This special idea Baba wants that we should always remember.
With His endless love He watches over all we do and guides us unto Him. Baba says, "His love is perennial. It is always there. It is for you to tap His love. It is up to you because the chance has been given to you. Now it is for you to realize that and open everything. Then you will be able to enjoy the complete love and devotion which has been showering on you for time eternal." (AV-31, 'Dharma Sadhana') Namaskar, Ramdhan
Here is another wonderful benefit of second lesson. When the common public thinks that the police is watching them then they do not indulge in poor behavior or misconduct out of fear. Even robbers refrain from committing crimes when they know there is a policeman or a surveillance camera watching them. So fear is one motivating factor. Similarly when sadhakas think that Parama Purusa is watching then they cannot do any negative works. They will be fearful to do that misdeed. Because to do something bad one must feel that they are alone and in an isolated place. Yet second lesson teaches us that He is always watching us. In that case we can never do anything bad. And ultimately that fear of doing something bad will transform into the devotional desire to do something good to please Him. In that case, we will always feel inspired to do righteous and dharmic works. By that way our life will become meaningful-- great.
Here Baba summarizes some of the points about second lesson. Baba says, "Human beings work...and think internally, 'I am His object and He is my subject. He is seeing whatever I am doing.' So He remains the subject throughout. When He is made an object it is for the purpose of ideation on Him. Moreover, there is an additional benefit: when I think I am His object and He is my subject, I cannot commit any wrong under any circumstances. His ever wakeful conscience will constantly warn me, 'What are you doing? He is watching you'." (AMIWL-10)

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