Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Reality is One

Reality is One. He is All-pervading. Other than Him, there is nothing. Whatever you see, all that is an illusion. That illusion is created due to the influence of Yogamaya (Divine Creative Manifesting Power).
Unity is Real, diversity is unreal.
Nam (Supreme Name) alone is Real. Everything else is unreal. Nam is chanted in Prana (Life). The tongue is useless here.
Is there any vacuum? It is verily One continuous whole. It is like rings.
All in Reality is One Substance, isn't it? Change your angle of vision. Recognize the real Truth. Overwhelmed by Yogamaya, we have become deviated from Truth.
A person comes only to see jugglery. As if this (world) is a show for entertainment. Manush (man) sees only Fanush (balloon)! No one wishes to see the real Substance. When the ego evaporates, then one finds Bliss within oneself. This is the ultimate statement of Vedanta (sacred doctrine). This is the monistic feeling (view that Reality is One). The feeling of Oneness has been turned into the cult of monism. By talking of world (Jagat), illusion (Maya), untruth (Mithya), etc., Truth has been excluded from monistic feeling. This is one-sided thought, not the feeling of Oneness at all.
We sometimes use the word Maya, which is the cause of forgetfulness. We do not know the exact meaning of Maya, yet we use the term often in its narrow sense. It is very unfortunate, apart from being incorrect.
Everybody is harsh and comments on Maya, calling it illusion of mind, which causes suffering. But this Maya makes us forget the unbearable blows of life's events, obliterates the impact of so many strains and humiliations of life, and we get energy to rise again with old memories brushed off. He alone has form; we are all formless. We have no eyes. Had we eyes, we could realize that what we see as having form is really formless.
Oh, how fortunate people are! Maya itself is their fortune.
Without Maya, no Creation.
Afflicted by desire and staying without the practice of devoted love with complete surrender, people following Jap Tap (Name repetition and penance) get entangled in their desire and develop the ego. They become confined to the deep abyss of Maya or illusion. From this Maya they fall victims to many temptations, imaginings and speculations, which lead them to the waves of good and evil, arguments and dissertations, and they are pushed hither and thither, without finding the Anchor (Truth within). So know this, their pursuit of happiness is beset with misery awaiting them.  Do nothing but practice remembering and adhering to Nam. This world (then) becomes to the mortal beings a way leading to the cycle of destruction. The state which is mixed up with a particular part of the way receives the consequent suffering. It is the duty of mortals to get rid of that suffering. One should learn to get out of such sufferings by (inner) offering (of) Tulasi leaves, that is, one should bear these compulsions with patience. When suffering ends, one finds
Ecstasy in everything. That is Swabhava (natural state of attunement with God). It is the ego which condemns one to the temporary abode (world). Do nothing but practice remembering and adhering to Nam.
You forget everything by Maya.
The Avatars (Incarnations of God) in your language, also do not find release from the power of Yogamaya. Even Sri Krishna on several occasions was overwhelmed at Kurukshetra and had to call up Sudarshan Chakra (Power of Divine Love). To fall away from the Self-fixed State is to be overwhelmed. Yogamaya will obstruct Him only then. In the state of Samadhi (deep meditation) to use your language, only body awareness, no knowledge at all remains. Then, in that Self-centered state, He is freed froms the influence of Yogamaya. But again, when He comes back into this phenomenal world, right then, He has to come under Yogamayas influence to some extent. Whenever He calls up the Sudarshan Chakra, it occurs in the world of duality only. Have you understood what I am saying? Staying in the state of Non-duality (Oneness), who will kill whom? This question does not even arise. This question appears only in the world of duality. However, don't you make a mistake. Who is Himself All-in-All, he (Dadaji) never falls under the influence of Yogamaya!
Worldly attachments and the play of Maya are very strong. So, in consequence come innumerable problems. Unseen, unpredictable, unbearable events of life cause burdens and bondage, full of sufferings and miseries. Your intensity of devotion for Him is there, now leave the rest to Him.
Constant practice of love with Nam, Who is none else but the Absolute, leads to Supreme Knowledge or Reality.
Darkness, light, all is One Substance. As soon as a person puts one's foot into the trap of the mind and intellect, Yogamaya (Creative Power of God) throws one into perplexity by showing light and darkness. What is darkness? And, what is light? Having these eyes isn't it possible to see in darkness even? What do you say? We want strength, the strength to see, be there darkness or be there light. Both are equal. Again, all this is also nothing, all extraneous. Everything changes form. Light turns into darkness and darkness into light. You see the fire burning the match stick. If fire did not exist, could it be manifested in this manner? Does the match stick manifest the fire? You have seen that there is no more fire when the match stick has been burned out. As soon as the match stick was lit there was fire, and again the fire went out as soon as the stick was burned out. What happened here? In a place where there are no match sticks, is there no fire in that place? You speak of an aid (match stick for fire to burn). Yes, at first there is a need for it. But, one who is familiar with the Root of fire knows it even without this aid.
Look, we do not understand anything. We are sunk in an atmosphere of blind superstition. How can one blind person lead another? Dadaji does not understand either light or darkness. Both light and dark come from one Source. He is above All.
Everyone comes holding on to the Root (Mahanam), for it is the Root that holds everyone. Who is there without the Root? All are bound up with the Root, Yogamaya also. It is manifested by His Power only. On knowing the Power of the Root, all differences such as saying the world is illusory or Brahma is true, do not remain. All is illusory and again all is true, I am saying in your language, otherwise, you will understand it all upside down. There is no birth, there is no death. Everything goes on changing form in the stream of Eternity. Time and Eternity become One at one stage. Is He void or is He full? Both are the same seeing from this side, and that side, and again neither. Have you understood? It is beyond expression, beyond description. With ego, you describe Him in so many ways as full, as void. On becoming One with that Supreme Joy, does there remain any awareness of all this difference of fullness or void? Aware or unaware, He is beyond all these. Trees have no awareness, the same is the case with animals. Humans understand, but to what extent? The endless, limitless, unfragmented Being is beyond intelligence, isn't it?      

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