Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Your Body is the Temple of the Supreme

Without this human body no other beings and no other world divinities can taste His Love. In the body of a person resides Govinda (Supreme Truth). So the body is to be treated as His Temple and taken care of. Devas (Gods in another world created by Him) and Devis (Goddesses) do great penance (work) to get this mortal human body for tasting His Love.
What you call Energy or whatever name you give it, is also present in the inanimate, but in such a subtle state that in the gross inert bodies it remains invisible. The same holds for the inert body. So long as Atma (Soul) stays in the body, its inertness is not experienced. If, in a secluded place, especially in the darkness of night, we cover the two ears with the two hands, then we can hear a sound inside the body just like the sound of a machine running. The body machine keeps working without our knowledge. Here by "our" I refer to the I- sense or the ego. The reason is that Yogis, especially Hatha Yogis, on account of various physical practices develop some skill in controlling to some extent this machine. As a result, their egos become bloated without end. But He, Who is the real Resident (Atma), smiles at seeing this ego. It is never possible for a body to know the Supreme Being residing within through the expedient of any Mantra. God cannot be realized by mental or physical wrestling. The foremost requirement for knowing the One Who animates the body is to be rid of the ego and the accumulated superstitions. I tell you one thing. The fundamental fact is that Eternal Substance is not a distant thing. He is actually present in the body in a fragmented state, yet remaining united with the unfragmented. Do you know what the fragmented state is like? Just like the relationship of the sea and its waves. Are the waves and the sea separate? That very unfragmented Eternal Substance stays in the body in the form of the resident Atma (Soul) for a certain time. That is why, according to this one (Dadaji), when He leaves the body He does not go anywhere.
Do you know what we mean by Ashram? Ashram is body, the real Ashram (Abode of God), because He is within, full Force.
Respiration starts at the source of Name, a region shorn of mental modalities.
The Nam, the Form, and the Abode (physical body), all these are the same and One. So the Abode where Nam sounds and is established is called the Temple of Nam.
There is only one Substance and it is constantly changing form. This is He or the Divine, without name or form, yet containing all names and forms. This chemistry is beyond mind. We are not chemicals, we are Temples of the Divine. The body chemistry may break down or become out of balance. The mental chemistry may become disoriented. However, the chemistry of the Spirit can never experience a breakdown. It is untouchable. No fire is hot enough to burn it, no nuclear weapon is powerful enough to destroy it and no flood is deep enough to drown it. So, why be nervous? Why be afraid? Just try to remember Him. He is both within and without, giving you life and loving you constantly.
The body is the Temple of Viswanath (the Lord Almighty). The Nam (Divine Name) is chanted there twenty-four hours a day.
What I say, I am visualizing vividly. This is not metaphysical speculation. From physical body to ethereal body and from ethereal body to spiritual body are transformations from one stage to another. Subtle body cannot be seen. Because it sounds like mystical speculation, what I see I am telling you. The Life Force is functioning through each body. Without Life, nothing exists. Life Force is the Root of all Existence. But, the fullest manifestation of Life is in spiritual form. It's manifestation then, is in the universe and the Mahakasa (infinite space). Prior to sound of a word a great Power functions. That great Power is that great Will. So also with psychic phenomena, that is also the Supreme Power. But, you see, with this spiritual body one cannot continue for a long time because the physical body cannot absorb that Power. So, that is why the Divine gets pleasure in creating human beings for His Play. This is His great pleasure.
You have to fulfill the duties of the body. Having come to the realm of Nature, by not paying her taxes, by practicing austerities, by suppressing natural desires and by fleeing away from her, will one attain salvation? Can there be emancipation without clarification of vision? If one is unable to look upon both desire and desirelessness with equanimity, then one will have to remain deprived of all things of life. Has He sent us here to spend this life in practicing deprivation? In enjoyment, happiness, work, power, in everything, one has to be aware of Him. On the vision becoming clear, you will become a seer.
Only for performing the bodily duties has the riches of the body been given. Eat, drink, do everything, but remember Him, Who is inside the body. To move according to Nature is the only safe course. Do not go beyond the limitations of the body. Mahaprabhu, Ram, Christ, came with bodies. Body is the Temple. If you do not respect it, will it not retaliate? Will Nature let you go? Go about doing everything while remembering Him. That is all that is needed.
Human beings have got their individual shape (male or female) according to the Divine Will of the Lord, in spite of the fact that they originate from the same natural elements. Both are dictated by the prompting of mind and ego. So long as they move and act in the plane of mind, they are all females and their only goal is to realize the Purushottam (Supreme Male).
Whoever comes into this world is female. The mind is female to be sure. Your psychosomatic (mind/body) existence is essentially feminine, responding back and forth to the bipolarity of Life, like a dog haunted by a bit of flesh.
Who is female? How can you say that you are female? If you are female, I am too. Each and everybody's the same thing. Female, what do you mean by that? You have got desires? Everybody is the same. So long as He is within, you are a lover of Him.
We have come for some days to play. Here is a female. Here is a male. That is also incorrect. That is for His Play. A boy? A girl? He has got all the senses and desires, everything. She has also got the same thing. No one is anything, both same.
Male, female....female, male. What do you mean by all these things? All are the same. That Power is within each and everybody. So each and everyone is same.

Nobody is female. Nobody is male. That is only for the theater, the stage, His Leela (Divine Play).
Male and female, are there so many differences? Those who think male and female are the same, they are all right. Excellent!
Body and Life bestowed on you by God are to be fully tasted and enjoyed. What a priceless treasure God has sent us with! This body is unreal and though unreal it has turned real because of Truth that accompanies it.
The body is the chariot. The chariot belongs to Jagannath (Lord of the Universe).
Do not shun the needs of the body. Satisfy the wants, but at the same time be aware of its triviality. Remember the body, but Who is beyond, that alone can bring salvation.
Environment is in the mind. Are desire, anger, etc., finished by becoming an ascetic, going to mountains, eating vegetarian food?
Everything has Jiva (Life Force). You can take meat, fish, vegetables, whatever you like. All are the same.
What do you say (about so-called religious food restrictions)? Food is only for the sake of the body. What is required for the body must be eaten. Know that whatever He has created on this earth is for the sustenance of the living creatures. Has He done all this for nothing? All these rules for eating and drinking are mere superstitions. There is no connection of eating and drinking with Him for He is above and beyond all these things. And you talk of Rishis (seers)? They had such full vision and such complete knowledge that there is no comparison. Why would they take the trouble to indulge in all this hanky-panky? Those who already had perfection, where is the hurdle for them? Those who have no restrictions, their perplexity disappears.
Fasting is not good.
Is there anybody (spiritual guide) who can say, "Don't take this food. Don't take that food. You give me something (money) bimonthly." All bluff!
Remember, He is always with you, even during your sleep.
Dreams are mind function. But, when He comes, although you are sleeping, you are awake to His Darshan (vision of the Supreme).
God is within you. You don't need to seek Him. Fulfill your duties, do your work, and enjoy your days. Whiskey, cigarettes, love, as you like. Then you will feel within you what no Guru can sell you, the Living God, the True God, Who has created you and loves you. This body itself is Prarabdha (destined unfolding of life). Unconsciously and inevitably our bodies develop and decay in their own way.
After all, human body is perishable, decaying and has various problems. But, whatever He does is for a great cause, all for good.
Take care of your body, which is the channel for experiencing His Love. He only gives us physical form and mind.

You can't come here without being wedded to Truth, the Word, the Mahanam, the two sounds of which are being chanted within your heart around the clock in rapturous spontaneity. That Mahanam is the Lord within everyone. Your body is the Shrine of God.

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