So just dig a single pit fifty yards deep, instead of searching around and digging more shallow, useless pits

From:  "jagbir singh" <
www.adishakti.org@gmail.com>
Date:  Tue Dec 28, 2004  8:35 am
Subject:  So just dig a single pit fifty yards deep, instead of searching around and digging more shallow, useless pits

> —- In shriadishakti@yahoogroups.com, "v_koa" <v_koa@y...> wrote:
>
> This is kyayan, i had to change my e-mail for certain reason.
>
> anyways, i was curious. I have seen and heard of other yogas
> (kundalini yoga) that can raise the kundalini and so forth, but
> none that have the cool breeze etc. Also, i have heard reiki and
> other things like that feel like a cool breeze on the hands and
> stuff as well. I was wondering that the difference in these things
> are in comparison to sahaja yoga and if other kundalini practices
> can raise it, was is the benefit of sahaja over those methods?
> Also, i wanted to know if sahaja is the only path to freedom, or
> are there other but the fact that they could take countless
> lifetimes to achieve makes them a waste of time.
>
> Just curious, though i know this is the right path right here, i
> needed to know, as i see countless other modalities and energy
> healings and this and that in papers and new age magazine n stuff.
>
> kyyan
>
>

Dear Kyyan,

Yes, there are other paths to freedom but they take countless
lifetimes to achieve and are a waste of time. The religions have not
transformed humanity and are becoming increasingly useless. Let me
tell you what i mean by useless kinds of religion by quoting a
Christian:

"A religion is entirely useless in which Jesus Christ is not the
principal object, and does not fill the principal place. There are
too many calling themselves Christians who practically know nothing
about Christ. Their religion consists in a few vague notions and
empty expressions. They trust they are no worse than many others.
They keep to their church. They try to do their duty. They do nobody
any harm. They hope God will be merciful to them. They trust the
Almighty will pardon their sins, and take them to Heaven when they
die. This is about the whole of their religion.

But what do these people know practically about Christ? Nothing -
nothing at all! What experimental acquaintance have they with His
office and work, His blood, His righteousness, His mediation, His
priesthood, His intercession? None! Ask them about a saving faith,
ask them about being born again of the Spirit, ask them about being
sanctified in Christ Jesus. What answer will you get? You are a
barbarian to them. You have asked them simple Bible questions, but
they know no more about them experimentally than a Buddhist or a
Turk. And yet this is the religion of hundreds and thousands of
people who are called Christians all over the world.

If you are a man or woman of this kind, I warn you plainly that such
Christianity will never take you to Heaven. It may do very well in
the eyes of man. It may pass muster very decently at the church
meeting, in the place of business, or in the streets. But it will
never comfort you. It will never satisfy your conscience. It will
never save your soul. Neither will it meet the approval of Almighty
God.

I warn you plainly, that all notions and theories about God being
merciful apart from Christ, and except through Christ, are baseless
delusions and empty fancies. Such theories are purely an idol of
man's invention. They are all of the earth. They never come down
from Heaven. The God of Heaven has sealed and appointed Christ as
the only Saviour and way of life, and all who would be saved must be
content to be saved by Him, or they will never be saved at all.

"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other
name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." Acts 4:12." (end of quote)

Now let me tell you what a Acharya Shri Mahaprajna thinks about
organized religion. We know that bitterly divided and rival sects
like Christianity, Judaism and Islam regard themselves as the only
true faith, to the exclusion of all other paths whose followers are
all destined for hell:

"Some people believe that religion is based on eternal truth, and
therefore, it will always be useful for mankind. Others believe
religion to be useless because it has grown old and rusted, and so
there is no sense in sticking to it. Who shall we believe?
There are two forms of religion: religion as such and
institutionalized religion. Religion in its essence is limitless
and open, but when it assumes the form of a sect it becomes
institutionalized and closed. Religion is like the open sky.
Institutionalized religion is like the sky bound within a building
and its rooms; it becomes sectarian, and therefore dogmatic.
People have an emotional attachment to dogmas. Everyone can move
freely in the open sky, but the sky enclosed within a room becomes
something like a private property. The owner of the room can
prohibit anybody's entry into it. Sectarian religion implies a
closed society. Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Christianity and
Islam are such closed religions because they have been i
nstitutionalized. They have caused division between men. They
have taken heretics as aliens and have denied them the status of
human beings. Institutionalized religion has neither done nor is it
likely to do any good to humanity. It is in the light of the evils
of institutionalized religions that some people have denounced
religion itself. Such people have come to feel strongly that
religion has deluded mankind and has denied them their legitimate
claim to the primary necessities of life. As religion came to be
viewed as a hindrance to the fulfillment of the basic needs of man,
it came to be totally rejected.

I would not enter into the controversy about the desirability of
religion, but I would like to remind the reader that although food,
clothing and shelter are the basic needs of man, manliness cannot be
confined to these necessities only. It commands a much wider field
of operation. Manliness consists in the search for and practice of
truth. It is also true that we are governed by faith in matters of
religion, but faith alone is not enough. We must also exercise our
critical faculty and examine things for ourselves. Religion has
got to be enlivened by the combined operation of faith and reason.

It is natural for us to ask why religion has lost its essence and
why its body has become deceased. The answer to this question is
that the scriptures have belied our faith and that an irrational
attitude towards religion has vitiated its form. Followers of all
religions swear by the scriptures. We have come to treat Gita,
the AGAMs, the PITAKAs, the Koran and the Bible as the first and the
last words of truth. Nobody asks whether the scriptures from
thousands of years ago still hold good. Moreover, do we understand
the scriptures correctly? Have we ourselves perceived the truths
enunciated in them?

How can we believe that the truth preached by the scriptures is the
same truth that is attained in the depths of spiritual
experience? As far as we are concerned, we have never experienced
it, never perceived it and never experimented upon it. Poetry
written in an emotionally surcharged language is no doubt soothing,
but spiritual truths expressed in the language of scriptures can in
no way benefit us (for we may not be able to comprehend them
properly). One who sings praises of the drink known as SOMA cannot
enhance the prestige of scriptures. One who is perpetually
involved in quarrels and fans the fire of strife can never be
blessed by paying lip service to AHIMSA. Many a time I have asked
people if they could assert on the basis of their personal
experience whether AHIMSA and non-possessiveness are
good. Everyone denies having had any such experience. One
simply tries to justify one's beliefs by quoting the
scriptures. It is these devils quoting the scriptures who have
lowered the prestige of nonviolence and non-possessiveness, and have
painted the face of religion black. On one hand, religion has lost
its luster and the freshness of its experience in ages dominated by
the scriptures. In such ages the scriptures come to assume the
position of supreme authority and religion is relegated to a
subordinate position. On the other hand, the scriptures command
little importance in an age rich with spiritual experience. It is
legitimate to ask whether the advocates of religion have discovered
some new truth.

People fail to understand that religion should be judged by critical
standards in this age of science andrationalism. Today nobody can
afford to live in darkness and uncertainty. Instead of carrying
the burden of the darkness of the past and remaining unconcerned
with the uncertainty of the future, we would naturally prefer to
construct our lives on reliable foundations in the present.
Religion will have to be relevant to the realities of today.

Ours is not the age of individualism. We are living in a world
society characterized by experiments carried out on a mass scale.
People lived in tiny villages in the bygone ages. We are now
living in huge cities like Kolkata and Mumbai. Primitive means of
transport like the camel and horses have been replaced by the means
of mass transport like railways. Collective farming, collective
trade and commerce, and communal residential houses are the new
realities we have to face. Individuality is being replaced by
collectivity. Even religion has come to assume a social
character. It serves both the individual and society. Religion
may be said to be a personal affair from the point of view of
SAADHANA (spiritual uplift), but let us not forget that it has
social implications also. Those who practice religion as a personal
affair would like to reap the maximum benefit for themselves and
leave the society to suffer the consequences of their
malpractice. It is a queer attitude. The spirit of religion is
quite opposite of this. Religion implies that the benefits derived
from it should be shared by the whole of society and that the
consequences of one's evil deeds should be suffered by the evildoer
himself. Society is not concerned with how you worship your God
but it is concerned with how the individual conducts himself/
herself. The conduct of a truly religious man will always be
pure. A current of water does not produce sparks of fire. A
religious man, who behaves immorally, cannot strengthen and inspire
religious faith in others.

We will have to evaluate religion in the context of the contemporary
situation. We will have to see that one who claims to be a
religious person does not indulge in undesirable activities but
subdues evil. We will have to emphasize the supremacy of good
conduct as against formal worship. If we afford worship or prayer
the primary place and conduct a secondary place, religion will be
perverted. I am not denouncing worship or prayer; I am simply
trying to suggest what place it should occupy in social life. In
the words of the great poet Kalidas, we should not reverse the order
in which the pious man comes first and everything else next.
Mere prayer or worship cut off from the social context in which the
worshiper or the man who prays lives, assumes a shallow form of
religion. The essence of religion can be preserved only by
combining worship and prayer with morality. Good moral conduct
makes prayers and worships worthwhile. Let us take an example.
A certain gentleman wanted to dig a well. Underground water was at
a depth of fifty yards. He dug a pit five yards deep. There was
no water. One after the other, he dug ten pits each five yards
deep, but could not get any water. He gave up digging any more
pits in despair. Had he dug a single pit fifty yards deep, he would
have been successful. Worships and prayers devoid of morality are
like digging such shallow pits, though such exploits do bring
recognition and praise. However, it is only purity of conduct
coupled with such celebrations that brings social harmony and peace.

We need a pure and unmitigated religion. We need a religion for
all rather than a religion for the privileged few. Religion that
is not controlled by vested interests is the crying need of the
hour. To use a paradox, religion not belonging to anyone belongs
to all." (end of quote)

So Kyyan, you may search the end of earth for a religion that caters
for all, but you will always end up with paths for the privileged
few. Where is that religion that collectively caters for all His
messengers, scriptures and traditions? You will _never_ find it as
only the Divine Message of the Adi Shakti Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
compels the faithful to accept all His prophets, scriptures and
traditions, barring none. Only the Universal Pure Religion (Vishwa
Nirmala Dharma) through the Divine Message for all humanity freely
allows us to unconditionally believe in Shri Krishna, Jesus, Moses,
Buddha, Ganesha, Prophet Muhammad, Tao, Shiva and all others. The
same goes for accpeting the core message of the Bible, Quran,
Bhagavad Gita, Guru Granth Sahib and other scriptures. The Divine Message just does not allow you to pick and choose according to your inherited religious whims and fundamentalist fancies.

And that brings me to ask of the difference between intelligence and
wisdom. Intelligence is knowing that Shri Mataji has revealed a pure
and unmitigated universal religion that gathers all faiths and
binds them tight with a common unbreakable thread. Wisdom is to stop searching and start taking part in the Great Event ordained for humanity.

Those who have both intelligence and wisdom are indeed truly blessed. So just dig a single pit fifty yards deep, instead of searching around and digging more shallow, useless pits.

Wishing all a Happy New Year, notwithstanding the great tsunami tragedy that reminds us to transcend life's samsara.


jagbir

 


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