Quotes and Wisdom Teachings by Hazur Maharaj

Spiritual Gems

The souls in this world have been wandering in millions of births and deaths from the time of the creation, and they are subject to pain and pleasure in their various bodies. No one can tell when these souls separated from their Source in the pure Spiritual Region — Sat Lok — and descended into this world. No one can tell how many bodies each soul has had to adopt up to this time. Sometimes it was in the vegetable kingdom, sometimes in the insect world, sometimes it assumed the form of a bird, sometimes of a beast, sometimes of a man, angel, god, devil and so on.

So long as mind is our master, it will keep us on the wheel of birth and death. When we are its master, it will be our most faithful ally. Therefore, its control is imperative, and the object of human life is to control it, and thereby get off the wheel of life and death.  The only power that can control the mind is the Word or Nam. To catch the Word, one has to enter the eye center. The simplest method for reaching the eye center is repetition of the Names. With faith and love and perseverance the mind will be conquered in time.

Bowing to the Negative Powers

When a person bows to another, he accepts him as his superior and subordinates his mind to him, and goes in a receptive mood, ready to accept and absorb the influence of the person bowed to. If the person is some form of representation of the Negative Power, then bowing to him will leave a negative effect which is not desirable;

Devotees are therefore instructed not to bow to any personage internally on the path, except to the Master.

All forms, except the Master, will disappear when the five Names are repeated. Hence, when inside on the path, bowing to Master alone is justified

Progress in Meditation

As you advance in concentration, you will begin to get light and sound, both. While repeating the Names, you need not try to catch the Sound which is the result of concentration.   You need not try to visualize anything during Repetition

The Audible Life Stream which we call Shabd is the everlasting form of the Lord and is always within everyone of us. At the eye focus It assumes the Astral Form of the Master and in this physical world It assumes the physical form of the Master. Therefore, please work hard upon your Repetition and bring about complete concentration. One should never be contented with one’s spiritual progress. One should always hunger for the Repetition and hearing the Sound Current. The Master is waiting inside for his pupils to come in and partake of His Grace and Love. It is our fault that we do not reach His Feet in the astral plane, above the eyes.

Obstacles in the Path

You can always refer your difficulties and problems to me without hesitation, and I shall try to the best of my abilities to assist you the Master is with His disciples, in His Astral Form. You will be able to see and talk to Him when you will go in the astral plane

If you waste your energies in sex enjoyment, you cannot progress spiritually.

You should work hard on your meditation, keeping your mind free from sexual thoughts.

Material help should not be sought from the Master. It is perishable. Ask for permanent and everlasting objects from Him, such as spiritual

Your inability to concentrate properly is due to your worldly desires, which must be brought under control till you reach the point when Love of God becomes an all-consuming passion, and you consider it the be all and end-all of your existence

So long as there is sex desire, there is no real love for the Master and the Shabd that will free one from sex desire and pull him up. Superficial love does not count for much. There is antagonism in Shabd and sex desire. Shabd pulls up the attention towards the eye center, and sex desire throws the attention down to the lowest center — the reproductive organs. Physical contact pulls the attention down. There is no question of a lift of one or the other through contacts.

The use of liquor is bad. It unsettles the mind, and an unsettled mind brings in its train all the evils which one in a normal state avoids.

World, Attachments, Vices, Man, Birth & Re-birth

In this world it is difficult to find a happy person. One thing or the other is always going wrong, and man finds himself miserable and care-worn. Only he who has taken his attention in and hears the clear Bell Sound is free from worries and cares of this world.

Man takes birth here and his destiny comes with him. This destiny cannot be changed. Man has to undergo it. The destiny is of his own making. What he had sown before, he reaps now. Therefore, the wise undergo their destiny with patience and fortitude,

while the unwise undergo it all the same, but are dissatisfied and worried.

Man is a wonderful creation. He not only carries his past history with him, but the whole creation — visible and invisible — and the Creator of all are within him, and he has been gifted with the capacity to see all that lies in him and to be one with his Creator.

The search is to be made within one’s self and it costs nothing. The whole thing lies behind the veil of the mind. When the mind has been made motionless, that which lies behind the veil becomes visible.

Suffice it to say that the present life is based on the past life.  Unfulfilled hopes and desires of one life become the basis of new life and form the framework of the new  life. Therefore, the main run of the present life was determined before birth. This cannot be changed and has to be borne, whether we do it patiently or restlessly. But we are free to cast our future.

Sant Mat teaches us how to end this cycle of birth and death and go back to our Eternal Home. The teaching of Sant Mat is the Word which is present in all.

Meats, eggs and alcohol are poisons, and he who uses them will suffer. There is no escape from it. Go in and see with your own eyes what tortures the users of these have to bear, whether initiates or non-” initiates.

The total number of breaths which one is to take till death, the morsels which one is to eat, and the steps which one is to walk are all preordained at birth, and no one can alter, decrease or increase them.

The world is an inn where travelers assemble from different directions for the night and by morning take to their respective destinations. In the family one comes as father, the other as mother and still others as sons and daughters. All are directed by their respective karma, and leave the family in their time. In every birth — in the insect, the bird, the animal or the human form — one gets a mother and a father. The number of mothers, fathers and near relations one has had are countless. For whom then should one worry? Our worry does not help them. The worry should be to reach the eye center and make it one's home, and meet the Radiant Form of the Master and the Shabd that pulls up, so that there is no birth hereafter, and no worries.

Where is HE?

He is always with you even now, though you may not see Him with physical eyes. By constant devotion to Bhajan, time may come when you can see within yourself the Radiant Form of the Master, and once you get It, you will be fully planted on the way that leads to God and eternal Salvation.

The Master has many forms — physical on the physical plane, radiant on the astral, and Shabd form on the top of Trikuti, and then another in Sach Khand. The Radiant Form resembles the physical form and from this resemblance one distinguishes Him inside, from others.

The real form of the Master is the Word. It is present everywhere and is the mainstay of all that is visible and invisible. The Word takes on the human form to connect people with Himself, for people would not understand in any other way except through someone like themselves. St. John chapter I, verse 14 says that the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us…

Your Master is within you and watches you. Only the veil of the mind hangs between you and Him. Make the mind motionless and all that lies hidden behind it will be an open book.

Saints see God in action, throughout Nature and abide by His Will. To them Cosmic Forces, Karmic Law, Planetary Motions, Nature, Weather, forms of life and their activity are outward expressions of God in, action. They see harmony in them. In our ignorance, we see a little part of Nature and think "Nature is cruel". If we go within, we develop a wider outlook and begin to see harmony in Nature, in place of discord.

Other Planes

People on other planes are not much interested in the physical plane. They have their hands full there, in their own doings. The Karmic Law is supreme on the material and the mind planes, and nothing happens of its own accord, spontaneously, so to say. The law governs the planes; therefore, no haphazard happening of events takes place anywhere, whether the events are of microscopic or astronomical dimensions. In peace and in cataclysms or catastrophes, only they suffer who are destined to suffer.

What Profession? How to Live?

Try to gain your livelihood by some profession or employment which would leave time for your spiritual practice, yet bring you sufficient income to live comfortably.

You should get some work — small business occupation — to earn sufficiently to keep you going. You may do anything you think proper and profitable to earn a living. Where there is a will there is a way.

Do your day’s work, but let your attention remain fixed on Master’s Form or Repetition or hearing the Sound. If you go on working with patience and perseverance, you will get everything

Posture

Any posture in which you can remain for long would do for concentration. Frequent changes of position interfere with concentration.

Aura

Each man is enveloped with an aura bearing colors according to the quality of inner waves of thoughts surging in him — Sensual appetites create the impression of a dark red radiance. The clear cut conception of a logical thinker is experienced as a yellowish figure with a sharply defined cut line. Blue color represents love. White color speaks for spirituality, and so forth.

Diet

Meats, eggs and alcohol are poisons, and he who uses them will suffer. There is no escape from it. Go in and see with your own eyes what tortures the users of these have to bear, whether initiates or non-” initiates.

Spiritual Journey

The internal spiritual journey is very sweet and interesting, and so also the study of books relating to the Path. When you go up high enough, you will see much finer and more interesting scenes.

Do not lose courage. The Master who has given you Initiation is bound to take you to the highest region.

Audible Sound, True Shabd, Primordial Sound

If the attention were catching the true Shabd, there could not be a dream or an unconscious state. Shabd brings in superconscious state.

With love and faith, devote time to this work regularly. As has been said above, the achievement of results will depend on your effort. There should be no hurry here. A calm, peaceful mind, working slowly but steadily, will attain success sooner.  It is only when we sit in meditation that we begin to discover the power, the waywardness and the obstinacy of the mind. The mind that has been running wild ever since we came into the wheel of life and death will take time to yield. You are just beginning the fight against it. It is a life-long fight; and the reward is, if one conquers his mind (makes it motionless in the eye center) he wins the world.

There are ten different sounds audible in the region of the eye center — drum, whistle, violin, and so forth including the Bell and the Conch. Eight of these are local but the Bell and the Conch are connected with the higher regions. When the concentration is complete, it will appear as if you are separate from the body and the body is a corpse of someone else.

When you have completed your concentration, and the attention has completely vacated the body and gone in and made contact with the Master's Rediant Form, you will hear the Sound Current all the twenty-four hours — awake or asleep. The body will sleep but the soul will remain conscious within. Regarding posture, as it is difficult for Americans and Europeans to sit in the prescribed posture, they are allowed to take any easy and comfortable posture in which they can sit for a fairly long time. The object is to help bring about concentration.

There is no greater wealth than progress on the Spiritual Path — a wealth which accompanies us even after death. We accumulate this wealth by perseverance.

How to Meditate?

When you sit in meditation, keep watch over your mind and never allow it to go out.

If it goes out, bring it back

  1. When you begin meditation, expel all thoughts from your mind and tell your mind that all anxiety and all kinds of thoughts can wait till the meditation is over.
  2. Do not allow any kind of idea or thought to arise while doing your Repetition or listening to the Sound.
  3. When the mind and soul sit quietly within, the spiritual progress will begin.
  4. Clearness and intensity of Sound depend on the degree of concentration. The greater the concentration, the clearer and louder the Sound.

Go in with love and faith. The Master, in His Astral Form, is waiting to receive you in the eye focus and is protecting you so far as is consistent with your karma, which needs to be washed off

God is One and there is only one way to reach Him, and that way is within every human being regardless of caste and creed. The major part of humanity is utterly ignorant of this internal Path and wants to find God in external objects or practices.

The simplest way to dematerialize the attention is Simran — the repetition of the five Names by the attention in the eye center. When the attention is engaged in the eye center in this Repetition, it begins to withdraw itself from the world and from the extremities of the body, leaving them numb. As the practice increases, leaving the whole body numb, the attention concentrates in the eye center and enters a new world.

When sitting in meditation and repeating the Names, there should be no attempt to look for light. The attempt should be to keep the attention engaged in the eye center in mere repetition of Names and doing nothing else There is no power on earth or heaven greater than the power of Sound Current. It is the Primary Power. All other powers are derived or secondary.

Sound Current is the cure for all weaknesses that flesh is heir to.

Karma

Everybody in this world has to undergo a heavy burden of karma, accumulated during numerous past births, and anybody who takes upon himself the duty of Initiation, without my authority, has to bear a part of the karma of the one whom he Initiates without my authority.

The whole universe is subject to laws, but the same laws may not be operative and to the same extent in all places. This is again a point which is best understood when one goes in.

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Soul is the Reality and the Essence.  It is one as well as a totality. In one there is always the delusion of many, and the totality does signify the existence therein of so many parts.
Soul is the life-principle and the root cause at the core of everything, for nothing can come into manifestation without it.

The life-current or soul is extremely subtle, a self effulgent spark of Divine Light, a drop from the Ocean of Consciousness, with no beginning and no end, and eternally the same an unchangeable permanence, boundless, complete in Itself, an ever-existent and all-sentient entity, immanent in every form, visible and invisible, for all things manifest themselves because of It. Nothing is made that is not made by It.

Self-knowledge and actual self realization is the culminating point in the process of self analysis, without which one cannot proceed God-ward  and enter into the Kingdom of God.

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Enlightened Ones

“The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately, it is not so much that you use your mind wrongly—you usually don’t use it at all. It uses you. All the things that truly matter — beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace — arise from beyond the mind…” ―Eckhart Tolle

“We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and — in spite of True Romance magazines — we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely — at least, not all the time — but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don’t see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.” ―Hunter S. Thompson

“People think being alone makes you lonely, but I don’t think that’s true. Being surrounded by the wrong people is the loneliest thing in the world.” ―Kim Culbertson

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires. -Nelson Mandela

The root of suffering is attachment. -Buddha

Ego says, “Once everything falls into place, I’ll feel peace.”  Spirit says, “Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place.” — Marianne Williamson

The One remains, the many change and pass, Life like a dome of many-colored glass, Stains the white radiance of Eternity. — Shelly