Freedom from sins is possible only by the direct-realization of God
March 19, 1988
Gurudev Shri Ramlal ji Siyag
Founder and Patron of AVSK, Jodhpur
There is no action in the world that is not flawed. In every action, the qualities and flaws are intertwined in such a manner that it is impossible to separate them. Because of this reason, it is impossible for a man of this world to save himself from sins.
The manner in which the religious teachers of this era explain sin and virtue and then cleverly tell various methods to save oneself from sins gives only false consolation and nothing else. It is impossible to save oneself from sinful actions while living in this world.
Every endeavour is covered by some fault, just as fire is covered by smoke. Therefore, one should not give up the work born of his nature, O son of Kunti, even if such work is full of fault. (Bhagavad Geeta 18:48)
In such a situation, it is not possible to save oneself from sins. Being under the spell of Maya consisting of three Gunas, a person has a sense of doer-ship in every action. This sense of doer-ship alone is his enemy. It is only because of this that he is forever caught in the cycle of birth and death and suffers.
The Supreme Lord dwells in the hearts of all living beings, O Arjun. According to their karmas, He directs the wanderings of the souls, who are seated on a machine made of the material energy. (Bhagavad Geeta 18:61)
In the above verse, Bhagwan Shri Krishna has clearly explained that deluding everyone, HE is driving all the living beings by HIS own will. Despite this, the being is not able to come out of the clutches of Maya. Because of the intense affect of the ‘Tamsik’ forces due to the qualities of the Dark Age (Kaliyug), no one is able to see the right path.
The ‘Tamsik’ forces have spread many so-called saints in the guise of ‘Sattviktta’ who do not let anyone find the right direction. They are constantly confusing people in the name of God. Although Bhagwan Shri Krishna has given clear instruction in the following verse in the Bhagwad Geeta, the religious teachers are presenting it in such a distorted manner that no one is able to see the true path.
Despite the clear assurance by Krishna, the human being of this world is wandering in the dark. This is why Maharishi Aurobindo said that the descent of the Supreme Power in the terrestrial consciousness is the only solution that can wipe off the darkness from the world. Rest all other powers have failed. He said, “Not that Tilak, Das, or Vivekanand were ordinary people but despite their presence, the ‘Tamas’ (dark force) still exists.”
Maharishi Aurobindo clearly said, “It is God’s wish that India should truly become India, not a carbon copy of Europe. Find within you the source of all the powers then you will be victorious in all the fields.” In spite of this, no religious teacher is conscious. It is impossible to become conscious without connecting with the Supreme Power. On the basis of my direct experience, I consider this task easy as well as possible. Because of my Gurudev’s grace, after his departure from this world, all the seekers who are connecting with me are experiencing it. On the basis of the work that has been handed over to me, I can see the predictions made by Maharishi Aurobindo coming true.
I fail to understand why this kind of power was given by God to an ordinary man like me? Once I asked HIM very humbly, “Almighty Lord! Why are you getting this impossible task done by an ordinary man like me? You can select a suitable person.” HE said, “My command is final. You will have to do all this.”
Bhagwan Shri Krishna has clearly explained in the Bhagwad Geeta:
Abandon all varieties of ‘dharmas’ and just surrender to me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reactions; do not fear.