reality in those religions ... no Divine Force working"
From: jagbir singh
Date: Mon Nov 22, 2004 10:20 am
Subject: Shri Mataji: "No reality in those religions
... no Divine Force working"
we need today is to know that there is a God, and that we can see and
feel Him here and now.
We want everything but God, because our ordinary desires
are fulfilled by the external world. So long as our needs
are confined within the limits of the physical universe, it
is only when we have had hard blows in our lives and are
disappointed with everything here that we feel the need for
something higher; then we seek God.
Religion can be relished. Are you ready? Do you want it?
You will get realization if you do, and then you will be
truly religious. Until you have attained realization, there
is no difference between you and atheists. The atheists are
sincere, but the man who says that he believes in religion
and never attempts to realize it is not sincere.
Religion deals with the truths of the metaphysical world,
just as chemistry and the other natural sciences deal with
the truths of the physical world. Each soul is a star, and
all stars are set in that infinite azure, that eternal sky,
the Lord. There is the root, the reality, the real
individuality of each and all. Religion began with the
search after some of these stars that had passed beyond you
horizon, and ended in finding them in God, and ourselves in
the same place. ...
Take religion from human society and what will remain?
Nothing but a forest of brutes. Sense-happiness is not the
goal of humanity; wisdom is the goal of all life.
Can religion really accomplish anything? It can. It
brings to man eternal life. It has made man what he is and
will make of this human animal, a God. That is what religion
can do. The ideal of all religions, all sects, is the
same-the attaining of liberty, the cessation of misery.
Not a drop will be in the ocean, not a twig in the
deepest forest, not a crumb in the house of the god of
wealth, if the Lord is not merciful. Streams will be in the
desert and the beggar will have plenty if He wills it. He
seeth the sparrow's fall. Are these but words or literal,
These prophets were not unique; they were men as you or
I. They were great Yogis. They had gained this
super-consciousness, and you and I can get the same. They
very fact that one man ever reached that state, proves that
it is possible for every man to do so. Not only is it
possible, but every man must, eventually, get to that state,
and that is religion.
Religions of the world have become lifeless mockeries.
What the world wants is character. The world is in need fro
those whose life is one burning love, selfless. That love
will make every word tell like thunderbolt. ...
If there is ever to be a universal religion, it must be
one which will have no location in place or time; which will
be infinite like the God it will preach, and whose sun will
shine upon the followers of Krishna and of Christ, on saints
and sinners alike; which will not be Brahminic or Buddhistic,
Christian or Mohammedan, but the sum total of all these, and
still have infinite space fro development; which in its
catholicity will embrace in its infinite arms, and find a
place for, every human being, from the lowest groveling
savage not far removed from the brute, to the highest man
towering by virtues of his head and heart almost above
humanity, making society stand in awe of him and doubt his
human nature. It will be a religion which will have no place
for persecution or intolerance in its polity, which will
recognize divinity in every man and woman, and whose whole
scope, whose whole force, will be centered in aiding
humanity to realize its own true, divine nature.
What I want to propagate is a religion that will be
equally acceptable to all minds; it must be equally
philosophic, equally emotional, equally mystic, and equally
conducive to action. And this combination will be the ideal
of the nearest approach to a universal religion. Would to
God that all men were so constituted that in their minds all
these elements of philosophy, mysticism, emotion, and of
work were equally present in full! That is the ideal, my
ideal of a perfect man. Everyone who has only one or two of
these elements of character, I consider"one-sided"; and
this world is almost full of such"one-sided"men, with
knowledge of that one road only in which they move; and
anything else is dangerous and horrible to them. To become
harmoniously balanced in all these four directions is my
ideal of religion. ...
Hindus accept every religion, praying in the mosque of
the Mohammedans, worshipping before the fire of the
Zoroastrians, and kneeling before the cross of the
Christians, knowing that all the religions, from the lowest
fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts
of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each
determined by the conditions of its birth and associations,
and each of them marking a stage of progress. We gather all
these flowers and bind them with the twine of love, making a
wonderful bouquet of worship.
Religion is realization; not talk, nor doctrine, nor
theories, however beautiful they may be. It is being and
becoming, not hearing or acknowledging; it is the whole soul
becoming changed into what it believes.
This life is short, the vanities of the world are
transient, but they alone live who live for others, the rest
are more dead than alive.
Be you holy and, above all, sincere and do not for a
moment give up your trust in the Lord and you will see the
light. Whatever is truth will remain for ever; whatever is
not, none can preserve. Whatever others think or do, lower
not your standard of purity, morality, and love of God. No
one who loves God need fear any jugglery. Holiness is the
highest and divinest power in earth and in heaven."Truth
alone triumphs, not untruth. Through truth alone is opened
the way to God."Do not care for a moment who joins hands
with you or not, be sure that you touch the hand of the
New Global Order
and Oneness Principle
A K MERCHANT
Thirty years ago the historian Arnold Toynbee and Daisaku Ikeda,
head of the Japanese Buddhist Soka Gokkai International, discussed at
length various pertinent issues, trying to discern the future direction
that our world must take if it is to survive these "times of the end".
Toynbee remarks, "...The question of mankind's future religion
arises because all the current religions have proved unsatisfactory ...
A future religion that is to bring into being, and to keep in being, a
new civilisation will have to be one that will enable mankind to contend
with, and to overcome, the evils that are serious present threats to
Among the most formidable of these evils are the oldest: greed,
which is as old as life itself, and war and social injustice, which
are as old as civilisation.
A new evil that is hardly less formidable is the artificial
environment that mankind has created through application of science and
technology in the service of greed".
Echoing similar views Ikeda said: "... The religion that we need
must inspire mankind's scientific and philosophical spirits and must be
able to meet the needs of a new age. It must be a religion that can go
beyond the differences between East and West and, binding all mankind
into a unified body, save the Occident from its present crisis and the
Orient from its current hardships. Discovering this kind of religion is
the greatest task before mankind today".
The enduring legacy of the 20th century is that it has compelled the
peoples of the world to begin seeing themselves as members of one human
family and of the Earth as its common homeland.
Indeed, humanity's urge to live in harmony and peace with each other and
especially to establish peace among religions is not new. The passion
invested in the struggle, despite its disheartening results, testifies
to the depth of the need.
Without a common conviction about the course and direction of human
history, it is inconceivable that foundations can be laid for a global
society to which the mass of humankind can commit themselves.
Recognition of the fundamental spiritual principle of our age, the
oneness of humanity, must be at the heart of any new civilisation.
Universal acceptance of this principle will both necessitate and make
possible major restructuring of the world's educational, social,
agricultural, industrial, economic, legal and political systems.
This is the only way the dream of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (the world as
one united family) can be fulfilled. "That which God hath
ordained as the sovereign remedy and mightiest instrument for the
healing of all the world is the union of all its peoples in one
universal Cause, one common Faith", Baha'uAllah proclaimed over a
World spiritual leaders should strive to not let crises to cast
doubt on the ultimate outcome of the process that is occurring.
The way to go is to nurture faith and resolve, so that we can
overcome all the hardships and anxieties that are bound to arise
during any period of great change.
While the old order gives way to the new, as individuals, we have an
important role to play: To stand steadfast in the face of adversity and
believe in the unity of humankind.
New Global Order and Oneness Principle
A K MERCHANT
Paths are many, but Truth is One
Question: "We are all different and have different perceptions and
different spiritual experiences even if we do exactly the same yoga.
What if there isn't one single reality? Or perhaps there is one
single reality for us all but also one subjective unique reality?"
Answer: Paths are many, but Truth is One. There are many routes to
the top of the mountain but they all converge at the top and share
the same view.
It is instructive to read the saints and seers from different
religions and spiritual disciplines. Even though they are unaware
of each other, live thousands of miles away, and are perhaps
centuries apart, they tend to use the same language, even the
same metaphors, and describe a common view. This suggest
to me that there is a single Absolute Reality that initially is
perceived in many ways or presented in many ways to
accommodate different karmas and psychologies but as
sadhana progresses and the minds thin out, the Pure Mind
apprehends a common Reality.
Organized religion is disempowering
artist by trade, Anne-Marie has turned her spirituality into a creative
act. Her beliefs are drawn from many sources, some ancient, some new.
When Anne-Marie speaks of karma and reincarnation, I hear the influence
of Hinduism and Buddhism. Her sense that certain places in nature are
sacred is either as new as deep ecology or as old as Shinto. It's hard
to say exactly how quantum physics fits into the picture, but she says
it does. Beneath it all lies the ethical lexicon of her Christian
upbringing, timeworn but still discernible, like the ruins of a Spanish
When I ask her why she left her childhood church, she's blunt. "I needed
beliefs that empower me, and organized religion is disempowering," she
says. "It's bogus."
Jerimiah Creedon (Writer)
SYs who take part in the Great Event
ordained for humanity
experience the Divine Force (Kundalini) working within daily
Mataji Nirmala Devi
their best. They did whatever was possible. The saints were
made by them, but very few. They incarnated and people made
religions out of them which were perverted and brought them
a bad name. No reality in those religions. These religions
oriented and power oriented. There was no divine force
working; actually it was all anti-divine.
How to now turn
human beings away from these superficial religions, these
perverted paths of destruction? How to tell them about all
organizations? For ages they have been ruling, making money,
Fragene, Italy, May 8, 1988