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Why is the Subject of Self-Realization confined to Religious Scriptures only?
February 28, 1988
Gurudev Shri Ramlal ji Siyag
Founder and Patron of AVSK, Jodhpur

The religious teachers of today do not talk about Self-realization. They sing the glories of God. Based on logic, and web of words, they describe God in a new way every day to keep the people engaged intellectually. This activity continues incessantly. They have convinced the people that this task (of attaining Self-realization) is so difficult that something can be achieved only by relentless efforts for many births and success is impossible in one lifetime. In this way, countless people in the world are wasting human life by doing a lifeless and extroverted spiritual practice.

    Saint Kabeer has described the power and magic of God’s name in a couplet that says,
    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 Kabeer

    Saint Gurunanak Dev Ji also has sung the glory of God and said,

  • "The intoxication due to drugs wears off by the next morning but the intoxication due to God’s name stays forever."

  • If the above is true then why aren’t the religious teachers of the world able to make people experience that intoxicating joy of God’s name? So, either Saint Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Kabeer are wrong or the present-day religious teachers are not right. Either one of the two is true. Without connecting with the Supreme Power, neither Self-realization nor the intoxicating joy of God’s name is possible. Without Self-realization, everything is false. Logic, intelligence, pretense, web of words, extroverted worship, and superstition in no way can help to connect with the Supreme Power. All these artificial methods take in the opposite direction.

  • Lifeless things neither have the power to do good nor harm any living being. Only a living and conscious power is capable of doing everything. According to my direct experience, the world is almost devoid of the ‘Sattvik’ tendency at this time. Even on the ‘Tamsik’ side, a powerful force is missing. In the name of spirituality, people are showing cheap magic and deceiving people. This kind of powerlessness on both sides was never seen before in any age.

  • In each era, the ‘Sattvik’ tendency prevailed although the ‘Tamsik’ tendency challenged the ‘Sattvik’ tendency in every age. Right now, the ‘Sattvik’ powers are almost dead and similarly, the ‘Tamsik’ powers are also taking their last breath. This kind of imbalance of power has never happened before.

  • The decline of the ‘Sattvik’ powers started from the ‘Treta’ age. Right now, they are almost dead but when I see that even the ‘Tamsik’ powers are almost on the verge of dying, I can see the prediction made by Maharishi Aurobindo coming true.

  • Maharishi Aurobindo not only predicted but also announced the descent of that Supreme Power,
    On 24 November 1926, Shri Krishna descended into the physical. Shri Krishna is not the supramental light. The descent of Shri Krishna would mean the descent of the Overmind Godhead, preparing, though not itself actually, the descent of Supermind and ANANDA. Krishna is ‘Anandmaya’. He supports the evolution through the Overmind leading it towards the Ananda.

    - Maharishi Aurobindo

  • When the darkness begins to disappear, we know that the sunrise is about to occur. In the same way, I see that the ‘Tamsik’ forces are taking their last breath; their situation is like stars that begin to lose their light when the sun rises. When the Sun God spreads His rays of light, all the stars in spite of being still present in the sky become invisible; their light has no meaning for the world now. When I am shown this scene, I firmly believe in it. Very little time is left for the Supreme Power to appear before the world. Then the prediction made by Maharishi Aurobindo will come true,

    "Asia is the peacekeeper of the world. It is going to cure the diseases created by Europe. Europe has progressed a lot in the field of physical science, controlled politics, industry, business, etc. Now India’s role begins. It has to bring all these things under the control of the spiritual power and establish heaven on earth"