Trying to understand a relationship would never help. Trying to understand is like peeling an onion; you can go on peeling, peeling, and peeling, there is nothing to it. You must learn the art of experiencing the other.
If you learn to experience your husband or your wife, there is no greater joy, on this planet. But the problem is that you do not know how to experience human beings; you do not feel connected.
If you know how to experience your wife, if your wife were to nag you or to scream or yell, that would be most beautiful. Similarly, when your husband also bothers you, if you can see and experience that, it becomes joy.
That is the only way you can set right your relationships, because then it becomes a source of joy.
The setting right of relationships with your parents is of the utmost importance.
That has priority.
Only after that comes the service aspect.
All relationships reflect the relationship with your parents.
They reflect exactly what has happened between you and your parents.
Once this is set right, everything falls into place.
And life is relationship. So what happens is, life also reflects these relationships.
That is why, if you have a terrible relationship with your father, you most likely have financial problems, because life would reflect that.
If it’s a very bad relationship with your mother, then you have needless obstacles; that is how life would reflect it, because life is relationship.
Anybody who is having a terrible financial problem, set right your relationship with your father, and you will see there is an immediate improvement.
And if you are having needless obstacles, set right the relationship with your mother, and you will see immediately improvement.
This can be experimentally verified.
All that we are talking about can actually be verified at the ground level.
The mind is nothing but the flow of thoughts.
You cannot conceive of a mind, without thoughts.
The only way you could become free of the mind is to closely watch it.
If you keep watching in a very friendly way without judging, condemning or commenting, it soon becomes very weak and slowly becomes quieter.
Oneness within oneself is the cessation of the dialogue.
Right now if you watch yourself, you would find a crowd inside.
That is why I often refer to you as a mobile market place.
When you achieve true oneness, this inner dialogue stops.
Then there is an inner silence which is not the opposite of noise, it is something else.
That is inner oneness.
Nara [limited self] becomes Narayana [divine wholeness] when he achieves complete oneness.
When the wall completely breaks down.
When the wall called the mind is gone then Nara becomes Narayana.
When consciousness is purged of all its contamination what remains is life,
pure consciousness or God.
Flowering of the Heart
The question is one of simple transformation, make the heart flower and we have heaven here.
There will be actual heaven on earth.
Once the heart has flowered, you know exactly how to act.
The love we are talking about cannot be described. It has to be experienced. There is no reason for that. There is no cause for that. It is just there.
We would like you to get there.
You would then be a fulfilled human being.
You would have realized your full potential as a human being.
The moment you discover this love, you also discover connectedness.
First you feel connected with your near and dear ones, then with your friends, then with the world at large, plants and animals and finally with God.
You become one with God.
That is the oneness we are talking about.
The whole creation is an outpouring of joy.
Once you become awakened, you will see that there is nothing but joy.
There is only love.
Suffering and Seeing
Whenever you say I am suffering, it means that you are running away from suffering.
Because if you could turn around and confront the suffering, soak in it, embrace it, fall in love with it, be with it, accept it, do all these things.
Then see for yourself what happens!
The best thing is to embrace it and the strangest part is you will find sooner or later you will develop this art and every time suffering comes, you would embrace it and it becomes joy.
The first thing is seeing.
When it comes to inner problems or inner growth or spiritual progress, you have to learn the art of seeing.
What is there is not important for us, but you must ‘see’ what is there.
The key thing here is you have to get into a state where seeing is occurring all the time.
When seeing happens, all suffering ceases because to see is to be free.
There is no effort involved, there is no time involved.
Confronting your self-centeredness, though the word is misleading, it simply means that you just become aware that this is what you really are and you never thought that you are that.
It is so and it is there, that is all.
The mere seeing is sufficient.
Misery of Self
What is there to your life?
As far as God is concerned you are merely existing, you are not living.
You exist because you are afraid to die.
What is there to your life, other than the terrible struggles?
Because you are there, in your being there is unhappiness.
Not that you are unhappy. No. You = unhappiness. That is your condition.
So, what is Awakening?
It is wiping out the ‘you’. You receive Oneness Experience and wipe the you out.
If you are gone, you will still be very functional.
The memory is there, you can do everything you are doing, only much better.
Since you are not there, what is there is joy, is happiness, is love.
We want people to be happy.
What should we do?
We should erase you.
Once ‘you’ are gone, it does not matter who you are, what you are, what is there is only joy and happiness.
Please get the whole thing straight. We are not asking you to be free of the self.
We are only asking you to be conscious of the self.
Helping you to be free of the self is God’s business. You couldn’t do that.
What the Divine is trying to give you is the Oneness state.
In that state, there is no sense of separateness, there is only connectedness.
The whole problem with mankind is, people do not feel connected.
Basically there is no transformation in man, there is tremendous misery and all this is out of a sense of separateness.
You are destroying yourself because you are not able to handle this misery in you.
So, this is the condition.
You have to lose the sense of separation and you have to feel connected.
First you start with your own family, then the world, the you, extend it to the animals, the plants and then finally to God.
That is why we use the word oneness.
When we speak of oneness with God, we mean actually becoming one with God.
Inside and Outside
What is applied to the inner world should not be applied to the external world.
In the inner world you do nothing. In the external world you must do everything.
In the inner world, you stay where you are. If there is jealousy, you stay there.
That is all.
That is the only truth.
But in the external world you want to buy a house, you want to earn some money, you want to get this, you want to get that. The best thing is to ask for it, that is all.
The moment there is inner integrity, your link with the Lord is firmly established.
It is very easy for the grace to flow.
When there is no inner integrity, the contact is not clear.
It becomes very difficult to give you grace because as far as The Divine is concerned it is very eager to give grace to anybody and everybody.
In fact, you could yourself do miracles if there is inner integrity.
Your greatest joy would be to discover your place in the big scheme of things and work to fulfill your destiny.
Bond with the Divine and Surrender
Each one of you should try and find out what suits you best.
Some play with God, some fight with God, some cajole with Him; and some communicate with Him.
You should do whatever comes naturally to you. However, the key is to have a strong bond with The Divine.
One other deterring factor for Grace is the emotion that you carry in your prayer.
If there is emotion, the response is very fast.
There are some people, who assume that God looks into all of their needs and help them to live without any stress.
For some he does that even before they ask.
The kind of prayer that would suit you depends on your upbringing, your background and your culture.
The choice is therefore left up to you.
God does not test His children. What you consider to be tests from God’s end are basically problems you have created for yourself. The Divine is basically trying to help you out. Sometimes it might appear that it is testing you, but in reality the Divine would prevent a greater pain from coming to you.
Let us say you prayed for a good job, and it wasn’t granted to you, it will only be to save you from some immanent danger, or to bless you with something greater.
God loves you; He is there only because He loves you so much.
You are not separate from the Divine. To Him it is not loving someone else, but Himself.
There are certain areas where God could straight away intervene, and other areas where He cannot.
Here He needs your cooperation. Surrender and Helplessness are not a defeatist attitude.
It is to set aside your defective believe systems and complex emotions, seeing that they are a hindrance to Grace. Even if you could do this for a short while, God would have His way. What you must understand is that: while God is powerful, you too are powerful. That is the whole problem.
You are an aspect of God. You are a powerful being, who is full of defective thoughts, concepts and mental frameworks. So you are God, who has gone wrong. That is why; it is not possible to transform the world in one blow. You too have to cooperate with God in helping to change the world.
The ultimate purpose of life is to become one with God. Your whole life is so structured to push you in that direction. If every event in your life were thoroughly understood and experienced as an action from God, you would move closer to God. Ultimately you become one with God.
If you are talking about true surrender, man and God cannot coexist.
Either there is man, or there is God.
If you are there, you don’t give a chance for God. Where man ends, God begins.
As you go on progressing, you will find that one minute you are God yourself and the next minute you are not. What happens is after sometime you will realize that actually you and God are the same. But, sometimes you have the feeling of oneness; sometimes you have a feeling of separation.
It is then that you can be of very great help to people.
You will actually discover that you are one with the Divine, that you are actually God.
This continues on a regular basis, the only thing is as you go along; the time that you experience oneness with God would be more.
You would actually become The Divine or Light or God or whatever you want to call it; it all depends upon you. When you still go deeper, your physical form can also be affected.
There is no end to these things; these are things, which happen very naturally, very automatically.
All existence is bliss when you are one with the Divine.
Vision of the Golden Age
The vision is that there must be the Golden Age by 2012.
The mission is to make 60,000 people awakened. That’s the mission.
The way is – receive Oneness Experience.
That’s the vision, mission and way.
God is not asking you to do some terrible practice.
Just simply receive Oneness Experience.
That’s all. You are awakened.
What would have happened is, in the Golden Age, people would be happy.
The only goal is to make people happy.
It is to make people happy. That’s all.
After that they should be full of joy and bliss. There should be no suffering.
Hundreds achieved Mukti [Awakening]. Thousands in fact. It’s not a question of – can they achieve. They have achieved it. It’s over.
Oneness University is producing awakened people by the hundreds everyday.
Soon it’s going to be an explosion. I will say this is the last phase of man.
It is like – Man has been building a house for so many thousands of years now.
And 2004 to 2012 is the grahapravesham [topping-out ceremony].
Man has reached the final stage after all these years of struggle.
You will see a very different world, which you cannot even imagine now and it will happen very fast.
Very, very fast.
The dawn of this new civilization, which we might call an age of Oneness, is the single most explosive fact of our lifetime. We have a destiny to create, a state of consciousness that is, Oneness with all that is.
As a consequence of this inner state of man, changes would occur in the outer world, which we would call the Golden Age.
The Oneness Age and the Golden Age are complementary to each other.
The Oneness Age represents what is going to happen inside, and the Golden Age is about what is going to happen outside.
The advent to the Golden Age would see a world where there are no national boundaries, where all mankind becomes one family.
People would not suffer from a sense of want; it is not prosperity for one country or the other, but for the whole globe. That is going to happen soon.
This Golden Age is for the whole of mankind; it is not capitalism, not communism or socialism, or radical humanism. That will win the day for us.
What we will see is an entirely different world, where there is no competition but only cooperation.
It will be One Humanity.
And each one of us, let us remember, has a role in creating this destiny for man, that is; for ourselves.
Do not waste your life seeking perfection. Anger and frustration would be the result of such a search. You would lose all peace. Where is perfection? Creation itself is imperfect. Is your craving for perfection in people and situations not madness? Ultimately are you perfect. Give up the idea of perfection; all is perfect.
The Mind and Fear
Carnal desire is part of creation. But it should not become an addiction. Just like the body hungers for food, the mind aches for lust. These thoughts are the food on which the mind subsists. If the mind gets addicted to this food, it becomes an obsession.
All that you can do is to be conscious of this psychological activity and not get addicted to it.
Just like the season’s alternate, positive and negative thoughts also alternate.
You really have no say over them. Moreover I do not take your thoughts into consideration to give you grace.
One needs to be conscious of it. That is all.
A higher state is not necessarily devoid of negative thoughts. What you call negative is part of existence. No amount of sadhanas (spiritual practices) are powerful enough to stop this flow of negativity in the mind. Since the human body, mind and entire system is designed for survival; fear is a part of human existence.
Ultimately all negativity only arises from fear.
The awakened also have negative thoughts. While you get entangled in them, they do not. There is no ‘person’ possessing them. Hence negative thoughts are enormously reduced in an awakened being.
He too would have fear occasionally. Unlike you, his fear is more biological. He too has to survive physically amidst you; hence the physical fear. There is however no psychological fear.
You are not an isolated human being. The rest of the world, its thoughts, fears and pleasures are constantly affecting you. The enormous influence of people living in lower levels of consciousness can also affect you at times. You are not responsible for the fluctuation of this state. Hence working for the collective Awakening has great significance in the context of sustaining an individual’s Awakening.
We do not speak of detachment. We speak of love. What you call detachment is basically a distaste and an intolerance towards the values, behavior and life style of your parents. Would distance really separate you? No one can sever their ties with their parents internally. You may not be dependent on them, nor they on you. Nevertheless you continue to affect each other. No matter how old you are, your relationship with your parents whether alive or deceased, lives on.
You share neither affection nor accomplishments with your family and friends. That is why you stand alone today with no one to share your happiness. You have to earn for yourself a place in the hearts of your family and friends in order to experience joy and contentment. What else is life if not relationships?
Is it really possible for you to be independent and live all by yourself? Impossible, because you are dependently arising on the people around you. You are dependent on them for your survival and your joy. If you did not have anyone who would love you or whom you could love, what inspiration would work, success or beauty have?
It is the people around us who give a meaning to our existence. It is only their presence that makes everything vibrant, be it a temple, a house or an institution.
That is why a person interested in materialistic life likes to associate with his friends and relatives.
A seeker hankers behind realized masters and fellow seekers.
Ultimately God too revels in the company of his devotees.
Every human being feels lonely at heart.
This need for another has been instilled by nature for procreation.
At a deeper level, it is lust that manifests as loneliness.
You could of course use will-power and suppress it temporarily or at best manage your loneliness. It is only when you are awakened could you transcend loneliness since you then feel connected to everything and everyone.
Prayer and Grace
“How long?” is the most frequently asked question. Pray until grace floods.
Grace is like a cool breeze whose time of arrival cannot be predicted. All that you can do is to wait for it at your window. You enjoy the breeze when it comes, so it is with grace. Yours is to pray and wait. And when the grace does not reach you, accept it with humility.
Security is possible only when all is given away in gratitude to God.
Faith or no faith, The Divine is in you and with you at all times.
Whatever be your nature since you have asked me, you will have an experience of the Divine power.
Go home and chant the Moolamantra. You will experience the Grace for yourself.
Mystical experiences happen to many but when they happen to someone who is ripe, they lead to a profound awakening. A single experience is sufficient to unravel God and the truths of the universe.
If the Divine gave you this state in totality all at once, your body would not be able to handle it. It would be knocked into a non-functional state. It would like you to have a fabulous state and also function perfectly, since you still have responsibilities. That is why God is giving it to you in phases. Just like fire gradually consumes incense, the state too will slowly consume your limited self.
The State is like the breeze that comes and goes. You have no control over it. The flow of Kundalini decides the intensity of the state. Since your Kundalini cannot always be maintained high, the state will fluctuate for everyone, even the sages. Devoid of that knowledge, you will try to hold on to the state and will be easily disturbed each time the mystical quality of it dips.
Your Oneness state was given to you. It is a experience, not an achievement.
It is the nature of creation to hold future a mystery. However, what you should do in your future is up to you to decide. Surrender does not imply laziness. You have the power and the ability to make your own choices.
Make use of all the opportunities that come your way.
I will help you reach your desired goal.
For a glorious future to be, desire must flower into passion and manifest as action.
Your attention must be focused on your goal. Surrendering to God, Buddha, The Divine, Jesus Christ or Jehovah does not mean non-action.
This is called karma ; the plane of action.
Hence effort in the external world is inevitable.
God’s grace will go along with you in your efforts.
Awaken to your destiny. This is what you are here for.
Working for the Collective
The Divine is like the body and Humans are the cells. Whenever these cells turn cancerous, the body desperately tries to heal itself. Body is infinitely more powerful than any individual cell. But the individual cell too has power, which it acquires from the body. It uses this power to either cooperate or defy the body.
So it is with man and God. Man too being powerful, is defying the divine.
It is not possible to transform the world without his cooperation. However, the present state of affairs cannot go on for long. Ultimately it is the will of the Divine that will come to pass.
Indeed, without any of you the Divine will still accomplish its mission. The Divine has just one priority; to transform the world, and will complete the work anyway. All it needs to transform your town in a single day is one grand miracle. All the same, The Divine needs each and every one of you and your services to humanity.
In this phase of cosmic evolution it has been preordained that you should fulfill your individual part in this way. There are thousands whose lives need and will be affected by you. It is my will that this work should happen through you. No matter how many may emerge, fulfill your own part yourself.
Are you wondering how every drop in this ocean of humanity could be awakened and transformed? When the time for transition arrives the Presence would engulf humanity like a tidal wave and alter its consciousness. Do not be disturbed. Do what is expected of you. Share your wisdom and the power of Oneness Experience with others.
The rest will be taken care of.
There is always a special place in my heart for those who are dedicated to the cause of liberation of humanity. Remember your thoughts are known to you alone. Your words are known to you and the listener, which nonetheless are forgotten with the passage of time. While the service you render alone shall stay for eternity.
It will benefit all life.
The highest of states is the state of service. The spirit of service is inbuilt into every insight, realization, mystical experience and mukti [Awakening]. It is this spirit that drives you to share with the world what has been given to you.
For a higher order human being it is possible to love a great cause like one would love a beloved or a mother.
To them the cause is the beloved, is the mother, their child, their wife, in fact everything. This movement to transform Oneness to Humanity has become everything to these particular human beings.
It is not the fault of the river that somebody’s excrement floats in it. This work does not belong to any One person or a group of people. If today you witness these phenomenal miracles and awakened states in the lives of scores of human beings, what must be the power and penance that has gone into it? Not only the Divine; but thousands of devoted human beings, their hard work and prayers have all made the movement into what it is.
Hence any one person’s self-centeredness or greed cannot hurt it.
This phenomenon is divinely destined.
So get going with your work and help your fellow humans. All things will fall into place. No matter what your thoughts are, God will liberate you.
The Divine has the power to open your heart, not with fear, but with Love.
You don’t even have to believe it. It will happen.
And for the first time, you will begin to experience life.
Experience reality as it is.
The mind colors reality with its views, its own perceptions.
We never see or experience things as they truly are. We’re interpreting everything all the time, evaluating, judging; as that is the nature of the human mind. It is impossible to understand each other.
The only way to relate is for people to experience each other.
And you can truly experience, only if your heart is open.
Your mind cannot help you experience, as the mind tries to understand, analyze, always putting things into proper perspective.
“What the hell am I doing here?” What is the purpose of my existence?
You have a self and you feel separate from all the other people.
The mind questions and there are no answers for all of this, the questions keep coming on their own…
We need to fully experience each moment in life.
Drink a glass of water, eat a banana. Transcend the mind.
This happens through grace.
Oneness Experience opens the door for grace.
Take the opportunity and as a Oneness Experience Giver know that…
‘I now have the power of Oneness Experience, Grace, Right Understanding.
And the clearer my vision is, the more I come into the cause of oneness and the grace will so powerfully flower all hearts.
Work to enhance my Oneness Experience powers further. Create the right understanding and then my vision and role becomes clearer.
Know my path in facilitating the Golden Age and what exactly will be my role in this vision.’
This is a concrete way to help humanity. We have the gift, power and vision to serve people in the right way. We’re very blessed that way. We have the urge, power and vision to create a deep impact in human consciousness.
World over, religion is dying. This is not a good sign for the world.
The family is dying. Relationships are dying.
Life is relationship and if relationship is withering away, the meaning for our existence is slowly vanishing. The death of the civilization.
Life is losing meaning right now. That is exactly where we can help. Oneness Experience is the tool.
It’s important that we work as a team and a family.
The Golden Age requires the effort of at least 64,000 people.
The power to give Oneness Experience has to be given to everybody so we can share it with all people by 2012.
This year 2012 is like a monsoon for spirituality.
If we can prepare ourselves by 2012; then man will rise to a state of causeless Love.
Every year there will be a Oneness Experience conference in different parts of the world.
Every year you OBG’s will receive a special Oneness Experience to enhance your oneness experience powers. And every year more Dasas will be present in the conference until 2012 – when there will be 7 female and 7 male Dasas to fully enhance our Oneness Experience power. The Oneness Experiences will fill people with states of Unconditional Love and Peace. Rising to higher and permanent levels of these states thru the Oneness Experience.
Vision – Humanity rising to a state of unconditional peace and unconditional love by 2012. Thru these Oneness Experiences you will be healing relationships, setting right families, helping the revival of all religions.
Fundamentalism is the last way that the self tries to survive, when it’s being challenged by a new wave of freedom. When it’s dying and losing ground, it tries to protect itself and will become stronger. Fundamentalism is a dying religion and has become a set of words, dogma and beliefs. It no more focuses on the need for experience. And it is the experience that transforms you.
Spiritual awakening is a neurological transformation. Our brains need to be wired differently. There is no greater Hell than trying to live an awakened life when you are not awakened, when you are NOT being yourself.
So Oneness Experience is a great tool to unite religions.
When you lay your hands on a person, he or she will feel that Love, surrender, peace, light, whatever the scriptures talk about.
Golden City is the first Oneness Temple.
We will build many oneness temples where people can come and discover their own faith, and in the oneness temple, all can come and receive Oneness Experiences.
A major shift in human consciousness will happen. Humanity will not be the same anymore with the power of Oneness Experience and the power of this growing movement by 2012. Our self is in survival mode and at times we may also have difficulty seeing this higher vision.
Mostly when we’re dealing with our own survival.
Remember together we can all create a beautiful world.
Our own conflicts, the problems within our family, always trying to prove the other wrong, each trying to control and dominate each other. The problems we face in our country – racism, class conflict, violence, war, terrorism, fear, security. The problem is the feeling of ‘the me’ and ‘not me’ perception. As long as this feeling is there, there is fear, insecurity, separateness, and internal conflicts. Fear is there.
A reason for war. Existence is the cause of all human problems.
Did you know that you are equal to suffering? You are the suffering.
If you are there, there is suffering.
You need to have a clear vision of what exactly your work is.
If you work with this vision, you can work miracles.
And your Oneness Experiences will be so powerful!
The last time this happened was when Jesus Christ was here on the planet and he gave the power to his disciples to also lay hands on people. At that time the planet was not yet ready for this change.
Many people ask, why doesn’t he just give the power to everyone now and raise the level of consciousness NOW.
Bhagavan replies that he doesn’t want to be crucified like Christ so he is doing it at the pace that he is doing it.
A critical mass of 64,000 is required and then we can say we are safe. You just have no idea; it may not always be easy. People don’t like change.
You can talk of Love & Oneness and as it becomes more and more visible, some trouble may begin.
The consciousness will continue to grow.
After the shift happens, it will happen automatically and consciousness will continue to grow and evolve on its own.
People want change and a more meaningful existence. Society fears it. Stop comparing yourself (like getting a new car, be satisfied with what you have). Spiritual awakening is not the end of materialism.
Gandhi was embodiment of simplicity and non violence.
But he still loved driving his Rolls Royce.
It was a beautiful experience for him.
Have an urgent desire to help man. Anything that helps bring about oneness, any method at all is the right way. Right now when we give Oneness Experience to others; they will have healing and awakening experiences. It depends on what they need, and they’ll experience that. That is how grace, God, Intelligence works.
He or she will experience what they need in that moment.
Faith, surrender, peace, light, deep connection with their family, a human being healed, an experience that is most helpful in that moment.
In 2012, Oneness Experience will be enough to put a person into an irreversible state of Love and there’s no going back. There will be more and more power and more and more grace.
The world is a big place.
This phenomenon of Oneness Experience…
Isn’t it a miracle that we lay our hands on another and their lives are transformed?
Incredible experiences happen.
This is a phenomenon, not a technique.
By laying our hands we establish man’s connection to God, creating a shift in human consciousness.
Remember society feels threatened by any kind of change.
We are all vibrations and our vibrations are harmonizing together.
Science and spirituality are coming together.
Love, peace, absence to self, cosmic consciousness.
It can’t be measured, but in the age we live in, science and spirituality are getting married. They are complimentary. And that’s when man will take a quantum leap.
Spiritual experience can be verified and measured.
The change in consciousness, the difference in the way you look at things can be measured and will resolve a lot of conflict.
What you feel in the Oneness Experience is not absolute.
Many experience it in many different ways; especially when you are giving Oneness Experience.
If you want to experience Grace, lay your hands on others.
When you give Oneness Experience, you are taken over by Grace.
As you give more Oneness Experiences, you’ll grow and your heart will open more and more.
You must know how it is when we make an effort to reach out to God.
When God makes an effort to reach out to man – that is Oneness Experience.
You experience God in different ways.
As God, peace, love, light, healing.
You don’t need more understanding then that.
The only way to know the Divine is thru your own experience, and you will experience that.
In 1989 Oneness Experience began with Krishnaji laying his hands on his friends in the school and they started having amazing experiences.
‘Foundation for world awakening’ is to set man free. The school was founded to prepare people for successful careers and a beautiful life. To handle hurt, fears, and relationship, the child discovers what he loves to do in life. Are the parents willing to allow the child to be himself?
After meeting Bhagavan, things changed for Anandagiri, as he experienced feelings of great ease. You feel so nice about yourself in Bhagavan’s presence. You feel like a King which is a very different feeling. Just feeling so nice about your-self in his presence.
In relationships, you are being judged all the time and you can’t seem to avoid that either. The mind does that with everything it sees, hears, and experiences. Being evaluated does not make us feel nice.
As you know that you are being evaluated.
Bhagavan is so absolutely comfortable with everything and everybody. Being with him, you feel that there is nothing wrong with the world.
Anandagiri grew up feeling so good about himself in Bhagavan’s presence. Children were the decision makers in the school and they also made the policies of the school and the education system. Bhagavan could not keep hidden what he wanted mankind to experience anymore. Many altered states were being experienced.
Bhagavan was committed to delivering this state to all of man.
But Bhagavan decided that he had to slow things down. As we share the vision with Bhagavan, we at some point will also experience this immense compassion Amma & Bhagavan have for mankind.
Oneness Experience works for everybody. The Vision of this movement is to set man free.
Anything binding is not Bhagavan’s way. If this part is not working for you, give it up. If it does not work for you, it is not your path, give it up.
This is people’s work, people who have the urge & desire to do this. More leaders must emerge to help more people. This movement wants everyone to have the opportunity to serve mankind and have their part in serving humanity.
As we help others they will express their immense gratitude to you as their life feels more meaningful and purposeful. Who belongs?
Anyone working for Oneness. There is no single path. When you come to a course you will discover what you are seeking.
You discover your own faith and you help others discover theirs.
You must help others to become leaders. We want teachers everywhere.
That is what this movement needs. We need more leaders. The power goes into the hands of all Oneness Experience givers.
Bhagavan says, “It is time for more leaders to emerge.”
This is a movement of empowerment for all Oneness Experience givers.
We want people to be encouraging. More and more leaders must emerge. There cannot be a single leader.
We need to be aware that we have a self and its wants to stand up above all else. You can’t wake up a man who pretends to be asleep.
If you aren’t awakened, you cannot see your own flaws, your ego; what you need to be aware of. We are all in process and have places to grow.
The nature of the self wants bickering.
We want to become “Somebody”. You psychologically survive in this process of becoming. We seek from this pleasure of becoming.
We can’t stop it. This is the mind and the nature of the self.
There is nothing wrong in it, and you can know that this is what I am. You can observe your behavior. If you think that you are already in the highest state, then you’ll refuse to see anything. You must not become heartless as a leader, and always stay in awareness of what you are doing as a leader. It has to be people’s work.
The focus is on this to happen by 2012.
The helpers and dasas are helping people and praying for them, day in and day out. Take it all in the best spirit and the greatest miracle is to see the truth about yourself and that in itself is a miracle.
In 2002 Anandagiri went to a conference in Sweden talking about Awakening and shared his experience of freedom. Truth when it’s not your truth still remains untruth. He spoke of how YOU are garbage, YOU are in pain and suffering, YOU don’t feel loved.
Encourage yourself to see the truth of what you are, and then when the opportunities arise; you can face them without being afraid to look honestly at yourself. And when you can accept that and embrace what is … that is freedom. If you can feel your fear, in the moment when you are seeing yourself as you are and not try to hide anything about it THAT surely is a great miracle!
You feel fear in everything that you do, especially the fear of losing the images that you have built over time. When you can see yourself clearly; all the “ugly” things about yourself and say “this is what I am”. That is the moment you are free of all fear, and you can call that Awakening.
Anandagiri can speak about it because it’s a miracle that happened to him and he’s so grateful to the Divine and Amma & Bhagavan. And with what ease Bhagavan helped him to see himself.
Transitions can be difficult. You suddenly discover that you lose your innocence as you move from childhood into adulthood. The image I carried of myself was one of how “good”, generous and what a good student I was. But inside I could see the genuine conflict; the inner debate. About whether I should I speak out the truth, stay with the image, or be with the pain? I was very self conscious; wanting to know what others thought of me. What I really was feeling was jealousy and fearful. And the fear would stop me. Should I do it? Speak out about everything; in detail of how I’m always comparing myself, judging, with many lustful thoughts. If I speak of all these ugly thoughts and things to Bhagavan he will surely be shocked!
Well, I was the surprised one as he wasn’t!
He told me to –– sing – “This is what I am _____” and sing it aloud – a beautiful song of all my ugliness, in every detail!
And I did! I went to the largest rock on the school campus & sang! I sang my song and liberated myself!
Since then, (1988 – over 18 yrs ago)
I don’t remember having any conflicts.
I don’t complain about myself anymore.
It’s a miracle, but you need grace for that.
Bhagavan’s listening, his response, was a Oneness Experience…
It is a great miracle of life when you can truly see yourself.
If you can do that, and not take things personally.
We have a self that wants to dominate.
If you can just see that self for what it is. And accept it naturally, without effort. That is when you will touch God.
You will have beautiful experiences giving Oneness Experience.
Very soon the experience of seeing others as you give Oneness Experience will be so fulfilling that you’ll stop asking for experiences.
What really matters most is the opening of the heart.
Pray for the presence to take over in your life.
What do you believe?
What do you experience?
Whatever you are feeling is perfectly fine.
Know that the way you feel is the correct way.
You don’t have to accept anything or force yourself to accept something that’s not you.
You cannot avoid what you are feeling. Doubt may come thru, if so, experience the doubt. When you have doubt, allow the space. Give the doubt space and go there. The fact is, you don’t have to believe in anything or accept anything. It doesn’t matter to God. There is nothing to not accept, the doubt does not prevent Grace from flowing.
All situations are there for us to learn. We have a self and act from our self and we can learn how to observe the self in action.
It will happen. Pray for yourself to see yourself fully ‘as you are’, even in all the ugliness. You will receive the opportunity and when the opportunity comes, ask to be fully present with it and experience it.
It is the Divine Intelligence flowing thru us. We are working towards this mission. Each one of us is very important. We want to be connected to all that is. This deepening has to happen from within. What is happening here will soon happen in every country.
There will be a Special Oneness Experience so that inner conflict ceases and we can all work together in harmony.
In chanting – Irrespective of the way you connect to the Divine, chanting reaches the source. Each drop of rain eventually reaches the ocean. And spiritual Awakening is not a part of achievement. It’s more like as if you’ve suddenly seen something different.
Awakening to reality, ‘As it is’.
Why do we suffer?
Our suffering, our pain, comes from our assumptions. We never see things as they are. Constantly processing, evaluating. That’s the habit of the human mind. It cannot do otherwise. We suffer because we build stories from what people tell us.
We create, “My interpretation of the words that I heard.”
And then we associate this moment with those past words. We are building stories around situations all the time. When you can see those assumptions, that they are responsible for your suffering.
“I have such evil thoughts, I’m going to go to hell, and I shouldn’t be having these thoughts”.
And we waste so much energy in trying to change these thoughts. This erratic thinking causes pain. It is bad; I shouldn’t be having these thoughts. You are responsible; you are the owner of your thoughts. You have this idea, but if you realize that your thoughts are not your thoughts, you can then distance yourself from your thoughts.
Your mind is your mind – an assumption.
Assumption that there is a self you have to become free of. There is no self you have to become free of. Self is a mere concept. Freedom is in realizing these assumptions. Because of the assumption of the self and its absoluteness, we suffer separation. We don’t feel a part of what is around us. So many people make it a mission of their life to change because they believe others are responsible for their pain and suffering.
If he or she wasn’t like this….. and so they try to change the situation. Everything is an interpretation …in how you perceive the situation.
We struggle so much with our own mind.
Freedom is not in transforming the content. Freedom is in seeing the content as it is. Seeing the mind, the emotions, and the thoughts as they are. Nothing changes and yet there is joy and freedom.
He is in seeing things as they are. You don’t have to do much to have this realization. This realization will come to you and you will see the assumptions that rule your life and you will experience the oneness, the connectedness. You cannot contemplate this until you realize it and it will happen naturally. It only takes a moment of grace and you will never know when this moment will come.
Many people suffer because they love to suffer. Suffering is more pleasurable than facing the psychologically suffering and the loneliness of your existence. In today’s civilization it’s important that one who successfully manages his time asks ‘why am I doing this?’ Sometimes we love doing it, and sometimes we do it because we are bored and lonely without it. So we have to pass our time. We need physical activity to distract us from our loneliness and boredom. And we try to escape the sense of our loneliness. So we use psychological activity; creating goals to keep ourselves active, but goals mean – Successful management of our time.
You have a self, you feel separate, and you feel lonely. So we are always trying to manage those feelings by constantly doing.
The fundamental problem is the self, the me and the not me.
Isolation, separation, loneliness – this basic pain is highly intolerable.
In assuming physical and psychological separation, suffering is constant.
There is a constant tendency to also create other kinds of suffering. If all of existence is sorrow, he becomes impervious. This is too much. So he wants to get rid of this existence. The psychological suffering is too much.
Especially after you have accomplished something. After, you then feel lonely. Once you have reached your goal, there’s nothing more for you to do and then you feel the natural pain of existence.
When a physical problem dominates your psychological suffering you have created that in order to escape from the other pain. We are so full of hurt that we can easily manifest physical pain in our bodies.
When our tea cup is filled to top, then adding more tea will only spill over into the saucer.
It is the same with mind and body.
Man is psychosomatic. If mind cannot handle the hurt anymore, it will spill over into the body.
If we heal the mind, it will no longer spill over into the body and we can become free of existence as the sense of separation; existence as the sense of the me and the not me.
That’s the cause.
In and around Golden City, India we’ve adopted 100 cities and we are working with the people to develop these villages. If people are truly happy because their life has meaning, feeling fulfillment in what they do, with education for the children, and healthcare for all. Healing will happen in relationships, with increased spiritual development. We started this project 4 years ago. Learning together so that people can help each other. On Sundays – there are quiz sessions. Teams pose questions to each other from what they have learned.
When you give Oneness Experience, Divine Grace knows best what that person needs in the moment.
You don’t have to understand the person in order to heal that person. You have the grace with you. And you have the power of grace within you. Using Oneness Experience, you can perform miracles.
Initially the focus was on acquiring profound awakened states, when reached, people were so happy and couldn’t ask for more, but when the state was gone, they were so miserable. The awakened state was so different than Awakening itself. People started coming to experience this rather than realizing something that would be more helpful to their lives.
Earlier they were obsessed with the states of Awakening rather than realizations about their life.
They changed the courses and now it’s not about Awakening. Once you experience it, you crave it and constantly looking for it rather than actually living your life.
The greatest obstacle to Awakening is Awakening.
The Oneness Experience will take you there and beyond to God Realization where you become one with the divine.
The process is always changing. Oneness Experience itself is going to directly give you the realization. The process keeps changing as more grace is coming thru. It will continually change thus becoming simpler and happen faster.
A fundamentalist may be so stuck in his belief that anything else might look evil to them. Please make no attempt to convert anyone. Oneness Experience can help anyone experience and discover their faith. Not trying to bring them on to another path.
Christ Consciousness – I have experienced Christ and you can have that experience. You can pray and have them experience Oneness Experience. They don’t have to believe anything you can also give them a Oneness Experience by intent. Or just hug a person and give them a Oneness Experience.
Once you’re on the plane and it’s taken off, running back and forth on the plane won’t make you get there any faster.
Helping others, giving Oneness Experience can help speed the process.
To awaken .001% of the population of each country to the state of oneness.
Object – deepening the individual participant’s process.
Build a sense of community and cooperation among teachers.
Empowering oneness teachers by providing resources, support and training.
If we can talk to spiritual leaders in their terms, to contact God, clergy and lay people in the terms they don’t find offensive and give them a way to give an experience to their people. Figure out how to develop this for each segment. Knowledge flows from the divine, independently of which divine we are calling on.
The various stages of liberation:
It can happen in stages or simultaneously and it’s all the same.
Bhagavan says liberation from work is liberation from society.
Liberation from: Conditioning
Liberation from: Knowledge
Liberation from: The mind
Liberation from: The self
Liberation of: The senses
Liberation of: Life is Awakening
Liberation from work is:
Liberation from Society is:
Liberation from Knowledge is:
Liberation from Mind is:
Liberation from Self is:
Liberation from Senses is:
Liberation from work – This civilization would collapse without work and would come to a grinding halt. The coming of the Oneness Age – causeless Love, hearts fully open, unconditional love is when the heart is fully open.
Some people can’t imagine when the world we think spirituality and materialism can’t go together.
Spiritual path of Awakening, we have the image of St. Francis Assisi, Buddha, JC, simplicity and enunciation. Total sacrifice, detachment, no desire. Idea is so different than what it actually is.
Think of an awakened world – no desires, smiling faces, no anger.
Liberated, God Realized people are simple and detached, but we aren’t going to be living in rags or starving with no car, bare footed.
The Oneness Age does not mean we have to be in the Stone Age.
There will be abundance and growing technology, more comforts, a more beautiful world. More technology, wisdom, compassion no division in economics, politics, does not mean giving up work.
What it means – Action vs. activity. The current nature of our work in society. You need to stay alive physically and psychologically.
Fear of survival to the physically and psychologically, boredom are the major reasons driving us to do what we are doing. If we ask people how many love what they are doing; how many really enjoy what they are doing. Maybe there are very few.
When the work that you do is a means to our end – survival, fear loneliness, security, such work is merely activity, but the work that do, if it is an end in itself, you are doing what you do and you love what you do. It’s an end in itself because you love doing it.
Such work is Action. The very act of walking gives you such joy.
It’s such a beautiful experience. When you are truly experiencing what you are doing. That is action and such work is meditation.
Conversation with friend – that is meditation, just loving the conversation, it’s a beautiful experience. You’re cleaning your house, clearing the trash, and you are experiencing that moment, there is total attention and THAT is meditation, action.
When you have moved from activity to action,
we call it liberation from work.
Liberation from work is liberation from society.
A truly free man is also free from the idea of freedom.
Hippies were ruled and stuck by ideal freedom.
When you are free, you are really free, you are not positioned.
Liberation from the clutches of society.
Liberation from the fear of society. We do what we do because we are afraid of what others will think of us. We strive to achieve things that we think society will appreciate. Your heart wants one thing, but you do something else. Your mind will ask who will respect.
How are you going to make $, how will you survive. Society conditions us to do what is most appreciated. Liberation from society is liberation from fear of society. No more acting from fear or conditioning.
Who is responsible for WWII? All of us at that time. Man is a puppet.
All of the responses are predetermined in the mind. We are conditioned to think in a particular way. Social structure, schools, politics conditioned and programmed to thin in a particular way.
Ruled by our ideas, thoughts and beliefs.
Fundamentalist – idea that Christ is the only way rather than that there are so many paths and people can choose their own path and they can’t see it any other way no matter how much logic, rationale you use, they’ll see you as evil.
History – birth, death of ideas.
Battle between ideas – wars, so many conflicts in the world.
We are ruled by ideas, we have no freedom, even from being in the womb. Early ideas form the blueprint of our lives. If the blueprint says nobody loves you, no matter how much the world loves you and cares for you, you don’t get it. Unless you are free, you really don’t know what freedom is. You are in a prison.
There is a story of a man not afraid of death, and he went to a famous scholar in India to debate his way of thought. Even the animals could recite with him; his parrot would recite with him. He offered the parrot some grapes, I don’t like grapes, I love peppers says the parrot.
Finally, the parrot tries the grape – it’s so delicious, why didn’t my master give me these?
They go for a walk, more grapes – parrot says I want freedom, I don’t want grapes. Unless you taste freedom, you think you are already free.
Relationships – right & wrong, trying to dominate, everyone wants to prove their point, your idea is the best, for your own survival, you get into conflict, wars over simple things.
The moment that the idea that you have is touched, you are provoked. Everything you are is an idea, and you fight and live by these ideas. You think you are acting on your own it’s not true. Nobody would like to fight. Nobody wants to do what they are doing and you respond – I’m never going to be angry again.
Liberation from conditioning means freedom from conditioning, free of all these ideas, you observe your behavior and can see how conditioning is living your life. As it is happening, you see how an idea is fighting. You don’t become free of those concepts, when you become aware you make yourself aware of the knowledge of what you are and knowledge is useful to function in this world.
The conditioning in making up that person.
Complaint – “We cared for each other before we got married.” People feel suffocated by the framework. It’s everywhere in life.
All forms of conditioning are slight deviations, there is disturbance, and there is anger.
When you recognize how you are not free, it is governing you.
The very act of seeing is freedom. Everything becomes knowledge, liberation from knowledge.
Generally we hear liberation from ignorance, but Bhagavan says liberation from knowledge, not functional knowledge (how to repair a car). Philosophical, GOD, self, the universe. Ultimate truth-things that we don’t know. Such knowledge will become an obstacle to experiencing things as they are.
We interpret the experience rather than experiencing the experience that we experience. Is this the real thing? The mind will ask us how can we be sure that it’s not an illusion. Your experience has transformed your heart and your love and it doesn’t matter.
We are all hypnotized. All the values we have; $$money, questioning the fundamental truth of our values. If you feel love for the whole world, what does it matter? Obsessed with the “absolute” truth.
How many times do you come so close to GOD and not recognize it “Oh God”.
Liberation from knowledge is liberation from speculative knowledge; not born from your experience.
Liberation from the Mind:
What is Awakening? There is a different answer from Bhagavan every time, there are many answers. What Bhagavan was communicating was, that there is no right view or “the truth”, don’t hold on to any one view. No matter how profound it is or feels. Freedom is when there are no views. In one of the classes, when the possibility of change strikes you, you are awakened, that is freedom from the mind.
You hope so much your mind will change someday. Somehow you want to change it. Somehow you’re not happy with your thoughts, its judging nature. The problem is not the mind; the problem is never the content. The problem is your trying to change the content.
Freedom is in accepting the content, freedom is in accepting the mind as it is. Accepting the nature of the tiger that eats the deer.
Mind is so, that is how it is structured, that is how its nature is.
Free of the effort to change that mind. When the impossibility of change strikes you that is Awakening. All it takes is a moment of grace for that to happen. You will have all these realizations happen to you.
Liberation from the self is liberation from the senses is liberation from life. The time that you know is the time that you created. If you close your eyes you can create it in your mind. Your logic and rational mind is limited. It can only see past and future, here and there. It always asks who is seeing what. The observer and the absolute is the observed, is one and the same. You have to experience it. Time and space are concepts created by our mind. We all feel separate from each other; it is all such an illusion. One part of mind is observing itself that will give you some relief and yet, even that is a concept. Who is seeing? Sometimes you become the whole universe. You are the stars, the universe; this little homo sapien can’t sustain that experience for too long a time. When you experience it, you know it.
There’s an experience it’s happening.
Who is actually seeing what? The Self?
That entity that seemingly carries a feeling of existence?
It’s true that there is an “I” force in you that wants to dominate all the time.
Let me use an example…
What exactly is a tree? It is a process of photo synthesis, growth, the process of something coming from the earth, and the entire process we call the tree.
There is actually no tree growing. The entire process is the tree. But when you speak, you speak of a process, growth, leaves, etc. Tree is a concept. There is no tree; there is only the process of growth, leaves, trunk; a process which is undergoing this process.
And you say “I have so many bad thoughts that I want to be free of!”
Who are you?
You are those thoughts, emotions, personalities.
There is actually nobody like you experiencing these things or in which these things are happening as you are just an illusion.
You are a concept.
You may understand this and you may not…
If you haven’t directly experienced it yet, the Oneness Experience will help you reach that level.
As that very understanding is freedom from the self.
There is no self out there to attack and destroy; and to see it or experience it as a concept is the freedom.
This human body cannot sustain the experience of Awakening all the time.
Being in the present moment is wonderful. Every sensory input is bliss.
That’s our natural state. Any input is joy, is causeless.
You are slowly moving into that state. Be patient.
We are not trying to create oneness; the fact is that there is only one.
We are ALL connected to each other.
There is only one.
When we ALL experience it; THAT will be the Oneness Age.
With the power of the Oneness Experience that cloudy layer of mind that obstructs our way of seeing that true reality clearly is eliminated.
The Divine aids in clearing that layer of mind.
Lifting the veil, God is the giver of Awakening.
We experience THAT and All That Is, is only One.
If you ‘know this’ then when you actually have your own experience
of “All Is One” you are transformed as it is not just a mere concept any more.
The moment your heart is open, you can actually feel the pain of others, and the joy of others. Before that; it is just an idea.
The idea, however profound, will move you from a small prison to a larger prison.
Experiencing things as they are. Remember that we are not trying to create oneness. There is only one.
First create that oneness within you, then with your family. Then you will experience you are one with God; that you are not separate from God. That is the Oneness Age.
When you know that we are all one; oneness with all that is.
Then you also experience joy when you deliver another into that state with the power of Oneness Experience that we have been given. People want Oneness.
There are many states of consciousness and they are different from Awakening. Awakening is experiencing everything just as it is. You experience things now as they appear to be; as you perceive them to be.
Awakening is only one step in the process. The journey will go on and on.
It’s not a changing of the mind. Oneness Experience puts man in touch with God, opening the door to Grace, punching a whole in the wall of the mind.
Oneness Experience is putting that person in touch with the Divine Grace. It can be experienced as forgiveness, peace, cosmic consciousness, etc. You also begin to become aware of the struggle going on in the mind and with the Grace; you can easily observe and accept this struggle.
All you have to do is fully experience life as it is presented to you; flowing with life and the entire divine plan will unfold before you.
Be aware of the attachments that you have, accepting that you no longer have to “do” anything and in that, “the presence” can work.
Liberation from knowledge:
It is the knowledge that we have that prevents us from being in the present moment ‘as it is’. It creates speculation and it causes suffering.
We get hurt, not because jealousy is bad, but it prevents you from enjoying a glass of water. It’s a process, and it never ends.
There is no end to the joy, love and peace, as it goes on and on.
There’s no end to the stillness; as we will keep evolving.
You can never be free of what you never had.
Add your name was never there.
What’s there is, only a multitude of personalities that from moment to moment come and go. As in the 6 year old, the adult, the lover, the angry one. There is no one self, no eternal self that we are always trying to protect; the container does not exist.
Realizing that Add your name does not exist, as you are only personalities that come and go.
Whatever you loved before, that continues; it is still how you are.
The personalities will still remain. The change in the personalities can be removed.
You are very much still there, just the illusion and the change is gone.
That illusion that makes you feel separate from everybody is removed.
It’s beautiful to ‘not exist’. You’ll be more functional, no more conflict, no unnecessary thoughts. We never imagine it can happen so easily.
We now need a “reason” for everything.
Freedom is pure causeless love, causeless joy.
Feel grateful for what’s happening to you. The more grateful you feel, the more that grace will flow.
On particular dates: March 7, June 9 and August 15 the Oneness Experience will be more powerful and experienced VERY strongly.
Do not expect to be awakened over night. Enjoy the process.
Accept each other as you are. Acceptance does not mean that you do not quarrel.
It simply means that you accept the quarreling person. You don’t have to be so careful. Your heart carries the desire to help and care about others. You will feel the Divine fully present and it will guide you beautifully. Its okay if you hurt someone’s feelings, it happens and your intention is to help, care and heal, so be with what is; acceptance.
This gathering is creating shift on the collective consciousness level.
Extraordinary energy is happening worldwide and that’s why we want these Conferences every year as we increase our Oneness Experience power.
What decisions have you already made from your present state?
When the Divine shows you the reality, you will then have more clarity and from your new level of consciousness, make better decisions.
The Relationship with Your Parents
If your relationship with your parents is not healed; it will create hindrances in the financial areas of your life.
Most schools completely ignore teaching about successful living in itself.
You feel fear, you feel hurt, and you do not deal with these facts as you are not taught how, so you do not learn properly how to co-exist with other human beings.
Bhagavan’s vision is to develop the whole person to be successful and help develop them for a beautiful life. If you cannot relate to another person, life is meaningless because life is relationship. Bhagavan’s school was beautiful because the children of the school were involved in running the institution and actually co-developed the school with Amma & Bhagavan. They were the directors, but the problems of the children were addressed by the children as they also created the solutions.
On one occasion, an issue was brought forth pertaining to a particular student that had refused to relate with his fellow students for over one week. He would not respond. Finally he admitted that his parents were disappointed with his test scores.
So Bhagavan asked the children what to do as India’s educational system is rather stressful as you are rated from 100 to 1. Since many children in the school did not appreciate this evaluation, we were asked to consider a solution; remembering that we had to adhere to certain rules for licensing the school. We realized that the child’s main problem is comparison so we said no to evaluation and that no one should be failed and all should move on to the next grade. So failure was abolished and the children were happier.
But the children were not completely happy because they were still given marks.
So we considered, why not give all the questions before the exam? Finally it was decided, if you have 20 questions on the test you’d be given 30 questions to prepare for.
It made both the children and the parents happy.
If there’s less difference, there will be a healthier, happier society.
They were also given 4 days vacation before each exam to celebrate, so the children loved exams because they created so much vacation.
The necessity to compare was disappearing from their lives.
Bhagavan was educating them on how comparison destroys the child.
Strangely enough, we were the only school that didn’t have a single failure.
The “poor” students flowered, as failure wasn’t feared.
In the school gatherings they would ask us to relate the most memorable experiences of our life.. I shared that one of my most beautiful experiences I had was the feeling of actually feeling good about myself within. I clearly remember this as a child.
It is a very unique feeling. You feel so comfortable and so nice about yourself even if not from your parents or anyone else. You know that you are being evaluated by everyone. Hearing from them that ‘you could have been better’, etc.
Not that you wish to judge or be judged but the mind evaluates, it is the habit of the mind. That habit is the mind. You don’t like it much either. But the mind evaluates all the time. You do exactly the same and you know that you are judging as you are also being judged.
It is the mind of man.
It is different in Bhagavan’s presence. He is so absolutely comfortable with everyone and everybody. You are being loved for what you are. And you reflect this in feeling good about yourself. There is always this conflict between what you are and where you want to be. You have this image of perfection, generosity, love and kindness.
We’ve been conditioned by society, parents, school.
As we grow older we become aware of ourselves and of this war we experience within; this conflict between ‘what we are’ and ‘what we want to be’. And we don’t love ourselves.
We may be proud about our achievements, but we still have that conflict within.
When you feel comfortable about yourself, you stop complaining about yourself and that is a spiritual experience. You don’t complain about anything as everything feels beautiful.
The problem is never with the world; you cannot accept yourself for what you are.
When you have the opportunity to see all that you are, all that you are afraid of seeing and embrace all of it, even the ugly, nasty self; THAT is one of the greatest miracles!
And then you can relate to another person without fear.
Now, you cannot relate. We don’t want to make a mistake; we don’t want to get hurt.
Only when you can sing a song about what you are; you have no more fear in life, and to not have fear is an extraordinary life.
No more defending the good image that you have created for yourself.
It all sounds so simple and yet it feels so hard to just look at yourself and see yourself for what you are. All it requires is a moment of Grace. It is grace that makes it all possible. That is where the Oneness Experience helps; opening the doors to Grace.
It is when you begin to genuinely feel nice about yourself.
Imagine what the world would be like then. When you are not awakened don’t try to live like an awakened man. It isn’t natural when you have a self – trying to be selfless – you are living so far away from yourself.
There are so many teachers in the world, and how many are following their teachings?
So is the ineffectiveness of any teaching.
Something happened to those teachers. It must also happen to you.
Your brain must be restructured and then you’ll feel that joy. You’ll feel that peace.
Spiritual Awakening is not a psychological process but a neurological process.
So how do you qualify for this blessing? Spiritual journey is a fascinating journey.
The journey begins with an awareness of where you are.
We are all so obsessed with ONLY where we want to be.
The journey begins and ends with an awareness of where you are.
You also become conscious of what you are. After you receive the experience, you will see where you are and you soon stop complaining about where and what you are.
You heart also opens and you suddenly feel connected to everyone.
You don’t need any sadhana, you only need to receive Oneness Experience.
Oneness Experience is the ability to affect the awakening experience thru a simple touch.
And then it is also becomes so easy for you to help others.
We need a world full of people who are comfortable with themselves.
Actually loving themselves. The world is a mirror reflecting your own conflict, your inner troubled state, and when you are actually integrated and whole within, then there will be no more war in this world.
When you stop fighting within, that will be the beginning of Oneness.
Existence is the cause of all human problems. Existence as ego is the cause of separateness, the ‘me’ and the ‘not me’. We tend to believe the reasons for inner conflict are different than the reason responsible for a war between 2 nations. They are not different. The problem of a war, religious or political conflict, social, racial differences, poverty, and disintegrating families are not different. The reasons for these problems is the feeling of the ‘me’ and the ‘not me’. This is the only reason.
There may be many immediate causes but fundamentally it is this one problem of existence, of the self, the sense of separation; the problem of the ‘me’ and the ‘not me’.
That is the vision of the Oneness movement; Amma & Bhagavan’s vision is to set man free.
Sometimes Bhagavan came to our class in school and would ask us some very simple questions.
One day he came into our class and pointed to our clothes asking us, “Is that shirt that you are wearing yours?”
And all of us replied yes. Yes of course it is ours!
Bhagavan continued, “How exactly can you say that it is yours? So you mean to tell me that you are the farmer who sowed the seeds and so painstakingly harvested the cotton to create the cotton used for it? No. Did you also then transport that cotton? Were you the driver? Did you design the machine to spin the cotton or weave the textile or were you the one who finally designed the shirt? But yet you say it is yours? Try for one moment to see all of these people in the shirt that you are wearing. See the shining sun and abundant water that helped to grow it, and the entire civilization that went into it. See the entire solar system and universe in it, and yet we feel it is ours because we paid $10 for it.
Now, do you still say that shirt is yours? Or is it jointly owned by all humanity?”
The truth is that we are inseparable from each other. We are one. We are connected. Bhagavan sometimes tells us, that it takes such a strenuous part of the mind to create this illusion and make you feel this separation from other people. It is the grand illusion and yet so real to us. And so the journey to Oneness begins. An awareness of what you are. That awareness opens your heart allowing you to know what relationship really is.
Right now we do not know what relationship is because we do not see things as they are. To see things as they are, allows the other person to be himself – that is love, for that to happen, first you must accept yourself as you are. It will happen and when it happens, you will know. Something first must happen to your brain and you will know when it has happened. You will have a glimpse of that connectedness, that Love, that Oneness thru the Oneness Experiences that you will receive here, and all of that can be experienced.
As more and more people raise their level of consciousness and discover this causeless and unconditional love, it will then be faster and easier for others to reach as well.
Sometimes there are opportunities in your life to take a closer look at yourself.
In those moments, ask for Grace to help you to see yourself clearly, as in that moment you may be so unwilling to look at the pain, the ugliness of it all and you may look for a way to escape and run away from it.
Don’t wait for that moment, simply ask for a prayer to see and look at yourself and then you will know what it is like not to have fear, and then after you have accepted yourself, then look at your family, and then you will also know what love truly is.
No amount of analysis about our condition is going to help us. Analysis, effort and thought will change things in the functional outside world, but not in the inner world; the world of your hurts, your guilt, your conflicts, your emotions and inability to feel for others. No contemplation, analysis is ever going to change that.
Analysis might help you to hide your hurts, fears, and emotions as all you can do is see what is actually going on; you can’t do a thing to change it. All you can do is the ‘seeing’.
Yes, so when we know that, then ask for Grace, for Benediction. Be aware of the situation. Awareness is for the inner world. Action is for the outer world. Your brain is responsible for how you feel. Oneness Experience actually reduces the activity of the parietal lobes that is responsible for the sense of separateness and enhances the activity of the frontal lobes which is responsible for the JOY and LOVE.
Oneness Experience opens the doors to Grace.
Karma is a natural principle. You reap what you sow. You sow the seeds of Karma being good or bad. The seed is sown when you are first conceived. Thru your speech and your action it blossoms and grows into a seed that finally bears the fruit.
If what you have sown is pain, more will come back to you. You hurt one person and then you will be hurt by another. You have planted that seed and now it has become a tree. The same is applicable of good things; hugs will sow the seeds of love.
You will find no reasons why it is happening to you. We need to understand and learn why there are individual Karmas, family karma, national karma, the karma of mankind.
What requires immediate attention is the karma of mankind, the human race.
The bad karma of what we have done to each other as well as the planet.
Discover love – then we will see the planet and how beautiful it will respond to us.
The earth is deeply hurt. We are caught up so much in our own survival, physically and psychological. If this is the seed of all of us, how can we expect this planet to be safe? We make this a dangerous planet if we all are only thinking of survival.
Exploiting each other only destroys each other.
We must discover love as we have lost the importance of relationship.
Relationship is dying.
Life loses its meaning if relationship is gone; that is the death of a civilization.
Our hearts needs to flower and all of our effort must be in that direction, to heal our relationships; as a happy person is not a dangerous person.
Bhagavan allowed me to see what I hadn’t been able to see. It is as simple as listening; it can become your experience also, just become aware of where you are. He showed me a way to live. Experience what it is. The Oneness Experience is a benediction and it is what is helping us to see ourselves; becoming aware of ourselves, accepting ourselves and also accepting other people.
We are suffering because we do not feel connected as we have a very limited self and we cannot get out of this illusion. The Oneness Experience helps us to become one with the Universe and one with each other again.
Physical, Psychological and Spiritual Suffering
Spiritual is the most intense; even though all 3 sufferings are a constant.
Many times we do not want to see things as they are.
Relationships are the most important.
1. Accept yourself as you are.
a. What we are always trying to do is that we are always trying to be where we ‘want’ to be, and that is the biggest mistake that we make. The journey starts and ends with where we are. You have to start physically from where you are. Internally we can’t just say I want to be happy. I want this and I want that. You have to start from where you are, and only then can you be where you want to be. We are just fighting with ourselves, as we’re not accepting ourselves and that depletes our spiritual energy which keeps us from getting closer to where we want to be.
b. We are not seeing ‘what is.’
2. Accepting other people as they are.
a. We are always putting people into a framework of ‘this is how I want this person to behave’ and then you form opinions about that person. Now you are not seeing them for who they are and you are relating thru the concepts then you say that’s a _______person, and then your relationships fall apart. We need to work on intensifying our relationship with the Divine, accepting ourselves and the fact that we are always running away from who we are.
Oneness University: Awakens your inner potential as the processes help you to see who you really are, allowing you to truly begin living life rather than just existing.
The mission and vision – Bhagavan saw how man is suffering and wants to end suffering; to set man free.
A critical mass of 64,000 is needed and awakening will happen in the world. It is just a mere 1% of the world population needed, to bring humanity out of suffering. It is an awakening of your higher self. We need to see how much hurt that we are carrying, and experience forgiveness. Oneness Experience helps in that process.
Establishing a relationship with the Divine
There is great conflict in the mind as the mind always questions, creating doubt.
For example; you want happiness but you are feeling sad. It is necessary to first see the sadness; becoming aware that it is there accepting it and allowing yourself to first experience that sadness. Everything is about experiencing. Until THAT energy is recognized and acknowledged, it will not move and transform itself.
Awaken the higher self within you, as it is within you to awaken what is inside yourself and then ask for Divine Assistance. There is always lots of divine energy ready to help you. We’ve lost that connection. It is like a 24 hour hotline but no telephone is needed.
Just connect directly from your heart.
Everything has a consciousness. Everything is well connected to the God Consciousness except man, which is why we are suffering. Recharge yourself with the Divine energies that are within you. When you are connected with your higher self you do not need to look for answers anywhere else. The conflict of the mind will naturally cease on its own.
This questioning and doubt will slow down as you begin to trust your higher self.
The answers will start coming to you automatically.
Inside of you, God, the Divine will be guiding you throughout.
This Divine will always be there like a warm hug or a dear friend that is always there supporting you. The Divine Presence will be awakened in the form that you choose for every form is a Divine form. You’ll feel the Presence. You’ll feel the energy.
Your path – it is about following your heart and whoever you choose to follow will lead you to an inner awakening. Which form you choose does not matter; as there is One Supreme Energy flowing thru all of existence. You may feel it as a tingling energy, and things may suddenly start happening for you. It may be just what you think of as ‘Inner Guidance’ as Divine Intelligence works accordingly to what you need.
We are very privileged to be doing this work. I’m very grateful to be doing this work. There is no better service than helping other people out of deep suffering.
Your perceptions will change. The problems in life may still be there but they will not seem like problems. Life will have a different meaning. Relationships will be set right. Those irritating you will no longer irritate you. An awakening of you inner dweller will happen. Maybe you’re supposed to help a lot of other people. Have that faith and that connection and things will happen in your life. The Divine starts working with you. It’s a miracle that unfolds.
The mind – everything just happens and yet sometimes we resist seeing it.
Bhagavan works in beautiful ways. Ask for the Divine (whatever form feels good for you) to help you. It’s the Divine Intelligence working.
Meditation – energies are so high. You can wish for and it will happen. Ask for something that will change your life. What can be a better miracle than awakening?
It’s always been there, that Supreme Consciousness, only you haven’t acknowledged it.
Close your eyes and go back to see how and where in life that you were stuck and there was no help in sight, but yet help came to you. That was the hand of the Divine.
Or you were all alone and someone came to take care of whatever you were doing.
Gratitude is very important. The Divine has always been there. Give gratitude. Recognizing and become aware of what is happening. During the meditation there will be a guided meditation to awaken to this higher consciousness. Pick one form of the Divine, as that is what you’ll be awakening to.
Pick someone who is higher evolved than you are. Place him or her inside your spiritual heart in the center of your chest to help you connect with the Divine.
Now you will have a personal relationship to the Divine. And you will have a relationship with the Divine that you can speak to. You can give it a name if you wish.
With clarity and determination, things will happen for you.
Clear your relationships with your mother and father or you will have financial problems. Forgive them for how they treated you. It is time to do that now. Experience the hurt completely. It is your inner conflict that is hurting you; anger, frustration, and hatred. Totally experience that hurt, and something gets lifted in the brain and the other will also experience something being lifted. You want to seek forgiveness? Then put yourself in the shoes of the other and experience the hurt from their side. Experience that guilt and the hurt fully, as when you finally forgive the other; fully experiencing it, the relationship will clear up. Either forgive or seek forgiveness.
Happiness is the real measurement of development. Once happiness comes into your heart, it will offset all of your relationships. The index of development is happiness. Working with villages in India – few were interested in happiness until they discovered that they could relate to each other when their hurts were gone and there was no more fear. This state of consciousness was in the eyes of all their family members. This is what we want. What they experience is connectedness and now those same people enjoy going to their homes now. This is what all of humanity needs: True happiness without reason-
a beautiful experience to allow us to simply ‘be here now’.
This is the coming together of so many teachers and students. Something extraordinary emerges when people with a similar vision come together and that will certainly make a difference in the world. What we need is not a new religion or new forms of governance; we need people to discover their faith no matter what their religion or faith is.
We need people with their hearts truly open and an ability to relate to each other, as the Golden Age will happen when we can truly relate to each other. We have this tool, Oneness Experience and we can help humanity to open their hearts; opening to pure unconditional LOVE.
I highly recommend these 2 books as they are well researched & very well written. Presently only available in English their titles are:
“Translucent Revolution” and “Awakening into Oneness” by Arjuna Ardagh.