We Should Follow the
Path Of The Great Masters
Our world is better now compared to the old times because many Masters
have stepped down to earth and taught many great laws of civilisation.
We have improved. That is why our world has become more civilised,
more bright, more comfortable compared to thousands of years ago.
This is due to many, many great enlightened Masters who have elevated
our understanding. Even though they taught just a group of people,
but the teachings that they left behind, the vibration and the seeds
continue to grow and benefit the whole world on a large scale, and
have lifted up the whole consciousness of mankind to a higher level.
Therefore, our world is getting better and better every day.
If we want to
reach the same heights as the ancient Masters, we have to follow
the same path they took. It is so simple. It is just like if you
want to become a doctor, you have to attend a university, and follow
the curriculum. The graduated doctors will teach you how to become
one. Similarly, to become Christ-like, we must practice their method,
we have to contact the inner light and Word of God. And I can offer
you this method, freely, without any conditions, be they financial,
physical or mental commitments. Only your devotion is needed. Your
devotion to your own practice every day according to your own time
schedule, and arrangement and by your own free will. That is all
that is needed.
Now, why is
it that we could not keep the ancient disciplines left by the ancient
Masters? It is not because we do not want to, or that we do not
make any effort to do so. It is because we do not have enough power,
we are tired, weary of existence. Sometimes we must work hard just
to survive in this ever growing standard of civilisation. And we
also face even more 'civilised' temptations, so we must also adopt
a more 'civilised' approach to guard ourselves if we want to regain
our self-respect and wisdom. Because sometimes it looks like we
are lost in the whirlpool of existence and pressure, and we seem
to lose ourselves. Actually we do not lose our body or our desires,
but we lose our self-control. This is why it is said in the Bible,'
What benefit is there for a man who gains the whole world and loses
It is not enough
to just believe it. You must follow a kind of personal training,
and use your critical capacities and your wisdom to discover the
superior levels of existence, and to adopt a more elevated way of
thinking and living, that will transform you. Your internal power
will do anything that you wish to accomplish. You will then know
God and will be able to say,'God acts through me,' and repeat what
Jesus said, I and my Father are one. Then we will no longer feel
loneliness and hardship.
The Spiritual Path Requires Effort
after examining such and we know our level, then we must learn,
we must practice more, we must open our hearts to all kinds of noble
influences, all kinds of noble company. We must take advantage of
these chances. If we still believe that to improve our purity, to
improve our wisdom is the highest purpose of humanity, then we must
make an effort. But if we do not believe in this, if we think being
human beings means only to grow up, to eat, to work, to earn money,
and to die, then okay, then we don't need to make an effort.
Then we just
live like that and carry on day after day, day in, day out: working,
eating, sleeping, making love, producing children, earning money,
and then dying. No need to meditate, no need to be vegetarian, no
need to read ethical books, no need to do any of these mentioned
items. And don't tell anyone, don't make excuses that it's too tiring,
it's too much, it's too this, too that and the other.
Don't we make
effort in all undertakings? Effort is necessary in all kinds of
transactions. Effort is needed in studying, needed to work, needed
in maintaining marriages, needed in maintaining our bodies, needed
in maintaining even our hair! A few strands of hair take two hours
in the beauty salon. Don't you tell me that you don't need an effort
for meditation and you don't need to go see a master because you're
too tired, too long, too this and that and the other. How about
how many hours you spend on your ephemeral body -- all the eight,
ten hours working just because of this body. All the study -- many
years -- just because of this body. You study for ten, twenty years
because you want to have a good job, maintain your body and your
family's bodies. What else? And you work for thirty more years after
studying, also just because of the body or maybe for the bodies
of your family members or the bodies of your beloved citizens. So
now, how can we say we don't need any effort?
We refuse the
effort for the soul -- it's not logical! And the soul is the most
important thing. Without the soul the body is no use! Go to the
cemetery and find so many bodies there. When people die they also
make them up, make their lips beautiful here, and make coiffeur
and beautiful clothes. But what is the use of that body then?