This world is a very strange mystery. The Supreme Power has made such an arrangement through his illusory energy consisting of three Gunas (Trigunmaye Maya) that although there is no difference between the doer and the experiencer, they appear as different.
In this era, only the sense of being (Jeev bhaav) has remained and the sense of Soul (Aatm bhaav) has almost disappeared. This is the only reason why there is so much unrest in the world that was never there before. The ‘Satoguna’ has almost disappeared from the world and that is why ‘Tamoguna’ has complete dominion over ‘Rajoguna’. That is why the leaders of the world are trying to establish peace through fear.
As the prophet-based religions are trying to establish peace through the fear of their nuclear weapons, the unrest is spreading at an even faster rate. The amount of genocide that is happening in the world today has never happened before. Weapons that can destroy the earth seven to eight times have been made. Once the earth is destroyed what will we do with the rest of the weapons when no one will be left alive on this planet? Those who are using the power given by God for creation, for destructive purposes, will they be saved from the wrath of the Lord of the Heaven’s army? What will the Lord of the Heaven’s army do?
They should think of this prediction everyday:
“The LORD of Heaven’s Armies, will come to you with thunder and earthquake and great noise, with whirlwind and storm and flames of a devouring fire.” (Isaiah 29:6)
Since the entire world is now being ruled by the ‘Tamsik’ tendency, it doesn’t let a man think peacefully. Peace and unrest are within the man and not in nuclear weapons. To try to find peace in them is just a mirage. Peace imposed through fear causes agony within the human hearts that increases the unrest four folds.
World peace is possible only through religion. The truth that is being said by all the scriptures of all the religions and saints, unless we all do not try to have a direct experience and realization of that with sincere efforts, peace will remain a mirage. Unless man does not start behaving with everyone, considering the entire mankind as the children of God, peace is impossible. Unless millions of people in the world will not have self-realization through an introverted spiritual practice, peace is impossible.
The Vedanta philosophy clearly states that all that is seen is God. All the scriptures of the Indian philosophy unanimously say that the Supreme Power can be directly experienced and realized within, only in human birth.
Within the body also resides the Supreme Lord. He is said to be the Witness, the Permitter, the Supporter, Transcendental Enjoyer, the ultimate Controller, and the Paramātmā (Supreme Soul).
- Bhagawan Shri Krishna
From the above verse, it becomes clear that the ultimate evolution of the human being is to become one with God. Unless and until millions of such human beings will not evolve in the world, peace is impossible.
“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.”
- Bhagawan Shri Krishna
The moment one becomes introverted, all the problems are resolved but this job is impossible without a Guru. Only the one who can unite a seeker with the Supreme Lord can be called a true Guru.
Bible also says the same thing; 2 Corinthians 6:16 :
"What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people."
From the above, it becomes clear that it is possible to see God in the human birth and this is called salvation and Bible calls it eternal.
It is written in Revelation 2:11, “Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who is victorious will not be hurt at all by the second death.”
All religions accept the creation of the universe from a ‘word’. That the man originated from a ‘word’ and he can again be transformed into a ‘word’ is explained implicitly only by the Vedanta philosophy. The principle of attaining the Supreme Lord (Para-Brahm) through a ‘word’ (Shabd-Brahm) is a gift of only our philosophy. This knowledge has been given to the world in charity by India since time immemorial and it will continue to do so.
oṁ tat sad iti nirdeśho brahmaṇas tri-vidhaḥ smṛitaḥ | brāhmaṇās tena vedāśh cha yajñāśh cha vihitāḥ purā || (17:23)
“The words “Om Tat Sat” have been declared as symbolic representations of the Supreme Absolute Truth, from the beginning of creation. From them came the priests, scriptures, and sacrifice.”
- Bhagawan Shri Krishna
The 23rd verse of the seventeenth chapter in the Bhagavad Geeta
In this relation, Veda clearly says,
“Let us reach the Light that is from the ‘Swar-Lok’, into the Light that no one can break into pieces.”
In this way, we see that that ‘luminous word’ is ageless and eternal, timeless, and infinite.
In Patanjali Yoga philosophy also, the sage has said,
“Salvation and ‘Siddhi’ cannot be attained without chanting the God’s name.”
While explaining about God from 24th to 29th aphorisms of chapter ‘Samadhipad’, the sage says that chanting of God’s name removes obstacles and leads to self-realization.
Patanjali Rishi says, “He in whom there is no ‘Kalesha’ (distress), ‘Karma’ (actions), ‘Viapaka’ , and ‘Ashaya’ and HE who is the most supreme amongst the ‘Purushas’ is GOD. HE is omniscient. He is the Guru of all the ancestors as HE is beyond time (Having been born before the creation of the universe Brahma is considered the Guru of everyone but he is limited by time.) His holy name is ‘OM’. His holy name should be chanted by which obstacles in life are removed and it leads to Self-realization.
yajñānāṁ japa-yajño ’smi (10:25)
“Amongst chants know Me to be the repetition of the Holy Name”.
- Bhagawan Shri Krishna in the 25th verse of the 10th chapter in the Bhagavad Geeta
In Mahabharat, chanting of the Holy Name has been termed as the best ‘dharma’. It says amongst all ‘dharmas’ chanting is the best because chanting is done without any violence.
In the ‘Genesis’ section of the Holy Bible, it is said, “Darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. By ‘word’ Jesus Christ divided the water into two- waters which were under the firmament and the waters which were above the firmament; and thus, we have two seas here now. One is the earthly one and other the ethereal.”
As ‘OM’ in the Bhagwat Geeta has been accepted as the symbolical representation of God similarly, in the Holy Bible, ‘word’ has been called God. Saint John 1:1 to 4 says, “1.1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 1.2. The same was in the beginning with God. 1.3. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 1.4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.”
While glorifying the chanting of the Holy Name it has been stated in the ‘Manu Smriti’ that it is many times superior than the ritualistic ‘Yagyas’ and is benedictory to the soul. It says- In comparison to ‘Darsha-Paunmas Karma-Yagya’, Jap Yagya is ten times superior, ‘Upanshu-Jap’ is a hundred times superior and the ‘Manas Jap’ is a thousand times superior to it. The four ‘Pak-Yagyas’ of the Karma-Yagya’ are not even one sixteenth part of the ‘Jap Yagya’.
The divine bliss that a seeker constantly experiences by chanting the divine name has been termed ‘Naam Khumari’ (intoxication due to chanting of God’s name) by the sages. In this regard, saint Gurunanak Dev Ji Maharaj said, “The intoxication due to drugs wears off by the next morning but the intoxication due to God’s name stays forever.”
The intoxicating joy one gets by chanting the divine name doesn’t wear off. The intoxication due to drugs gradually wears off but the intoxication due to God’s name increases day by day.
-Saint Kabir Das Ji
So, until this intoxicating joy is not experienced by the whole world, peace will remain an imagination.
There is a huge importance of Shaktipat initiation in the Guru-disciple tradition. Shaktipat initiation is the highest divine science of our philosophy. It is a secret initiation given by the Gurus that has been imparted since time immemorial in the Guru-disciple tradition. The Guru awakens the Kundalini of the disciple by Shaktipat initiation. In our scriptures, Kundalini has been called the mother of the universe.
What is in the universe, is within and what is within, is in the universe. This divine knowledge has come from our Rishis. The sacred text ‘Gyan Sankalini Tantra’ says that all the knowledge and Gods reside within the body. All the pilgrimages are within the body. The entire universe is within the body. So are the ‘words’ of the Guru available within.
Our Rishis have experienced the entire universe within the body. The creator of the universe resides in the ‘Sahasrara’ and His ‘Parashakti’ (Kundalini) resides in the ‘Mooladhar’. These two powers are responsible for the creation of the universe. The merging of the awakened Kundalini of the seeker into ‘Sahasrara’ has been termed ‘Moksha’ or Salvation.
On the basis of this principle, the Guru awakens the Kundalini of the seeker by Shaktipat initiation and takes it up to ‘Sahasrara’. It is written in the ‘Swatmaram Hathyog Pradipika’ that when the dormant Kundalini gets awakened by the grace of the Guru, all the Chakras and Granthis are pierced. The awakened Kundalini starts rising up through the ‘Sushumna’ channel and in the process it pierces through the six Chakras- Mooladhar, Swadhisthan, Manipoorak, Anahat, Vishuddh, and Agyachakra and three Granthis- Brahmgranthi, Vishnugranthi and Rudragranthi and finally takes the seeker to the state of equanimity; that is the state of ‘Samadhi’.
No other philosophy in the world shows the path to liberation in a practical way. This unique divine knowledge has come from the ‘Sanatan Dharm’; it is a gift of the Vedanta philosophy. Rest all the religions of the world try to give a glimpse of God through intellectual effort, logic, and web of words. They cannot prove it.
One cannot have the direct realization of that Supreme Power without receiving initiation. This principle is accepted by the Christian philosophy too. Jesus Christ had become ‘Dwij’ (Twice Born) after taking initiation from a Guru which is why he said to Nicodemus, the religious teacher of Israelis, “I am telling you the truth: no one can see the Kingdom of God without being born again.” (Saint John 3:3)
But the religiously blind and cruel religious preceptors of that time had Him condemned to death so that their sins do not get exposed. The guide sent by God to Jews was not accepted by them which is why they remained in deep ignorance.
When Jesus realized that there was no chance of improvement in these people, then he was forced to make a prophecy,
“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever.” (Saint John 14:16).
This statement is so deep that even today Christians are unable to understand its meaning. The comforter that has been mentioned here will be a ‘Siddha’ (all powerful) and by awakening their Kundalini through Shaktipat initiation, he will help them attain Self-Realization.
- Gurudev Shri Ramlalji Siyag
In this way, “He will abide with you forever” will be proven as true. Forty days after his death, Jesus met his disciples and said, “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days, you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”
The bliss explained in the Bible will be experienced by the Western people after taking Shaktipat Initiation (Baptized with the Holy Spirit) by the comforter. Because of that bliss, these seekers will always be in a state of intoxicating joy and people will think that they are drunk. That which has been termed ‘Naam Khumari’ (Intoxicating bliss by chanting God’s name) by our saints, they will be intoxicated due to it. Due to ignorance, people will think that they are drunk.
Describing this, it is written in the Acts of Apostles 2:14 to 18, “Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.”
There are several references in the Bible whose true meaning can be understood only by going within oneself. God has entrusted me with the most difficult job at this juncture of change of era. It is not that I am not aware of the difficulties involved in this job but God has shown and explained everything to me thoroughly. The result will be the same as what has always happened in each era.
When the first lamp is lit, one wonders how this insignificant light will dispel the darkness of the whole world? But when many such lamps are lit one by one then there is a constant increase in the number of lighted lamps and the darkness gets dispelled in no time.
- Gurudev Shri Ramlalji Siyag
Saint John was a divine man. I consider him as important as Jesus as he lost his life for raising his voice against injustice. St. John had reprimanded King Herod, the tetrarch of Galilee, for taking his brother Philip’s wife as the queen. For this, he was imprisoned and later beheaded. In this way, he had laid down his life for religion before Jesus. Whatever is written in his book, ‘The Revelation’ cannot be understood by today’s Christian world. This last part of Bible is a subject of direct realization of God. Therefore, it can be understood only through development of the inner awareness. I am writing a few texts from The Book of Revelation; I wonder if the people who accept it as a sacred text understand its meaning too!
Book of Revelation 2:16 to 17:
2:16 “Repent therefore! Otherwise, I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.”
2:17 “Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.”