Enlightenment -- Why needed?
Beautifying Our Life
With The Light Of Enlightenment
Our life here
is already good. But, it would be best for us if we had enlightenment.
Enlightenment means more light into our life. Not artificial light,
but the light that is everlasting. Then, every activity and everything
we do, we are very clear. Not clear at the level of the mind, but
clear at the level of super consciousness. Therefore, we will always
be in the correct direction. Even if we make mistakes, it is not
a mistake. We will know it's just apparently so, but it's actually
the plan of the universal brotherhood.
fear that after enlightenment, they cannot do their business, that
they may not be able to get married, or they will have trouble of
any kind. But it is the wrong conception of enlightenment. Enlightenment
should be, that we will be more beneficial to the world, more efficient
in whatever we do, and more happy in our life. Enlightenment doesn't
mean we have to spend our life in misery or in ascetic practice,
smearing ashes all over the body and all that. You can do that if
you are in India. It saves some cloth. But in the West we don't
need to do that. Whatever we do, whether we smear ashes on our body,
whether we shave our head, or we wear rags or beautiful clothes,
it should be accompanied with enlightenment. And that is all we
and we don't have to change our way of life. We just have to adjust
to a correct way of life. We just have to add more light into our
spirit. It's just like now, we add electric lights to our daily
use. Once we have discovered electricity, we can use it in many,
many ways. We can have television, radio, light, refrigerator, etc.
Everything we want, it is available.
was not the invention of mankind. It was just a discovery. Similarly,
enlightenment is not an invention of Buddha or Christ or it's not
a gift from any master. It is a birth-right, it is an inheritance
within all of us. Each moment we want to have it, provided we have
an experienced friend to show us the first time how to do it, then
we have it; and we can have it all the time.
Solves All Problems
people are very happy. And they accept the situation whatever it
is. And I have a very positive knowledge that if all people are
enlightened, then we don't need to change the world at all. We don't
need to make India become rich, we don't need to change communism
into capitalism, because everyone will be contented under whichever
circumstances they are in.
And we don't
have to change anything. We don't need to even vote for a new president
every four years. And Mr. Clinton can stay there forever, whether
he is good or not, because we are good. That is important. You see,
one president however good can not do much. But the whole nation
is strong when people in that nation are altogether, at oneness,
because of the connecting network. And the whole world is altogether
in unison because they're all connected with that network. And then,
the president cannot help himself but to be good. He has to behave,
right. I don't mean Mr. Clinton, please don't tell him. He might
not give me visa next time.
So the problems
in this world are not to be blamed on politicians, not to be blamed
on the economic system of any country or any ism of any nation,
but to be blamed on the ignorance of our self-nature. That we do
not know how great we are, that we do not know that we are the contentment
incarnate, that we do not know that we are love personified. Therefore,
enlightenment is a cure for all illnesses, for all worldly problems,
for all wars, and is once and for all finished! And as long as all
of us are enlightened, the world will never come to an end.
about the end of the world. I mean not everybody, everybody worries
about it, just some people predict, and make many people worry.
But even if the world comes to an end, the enlightened people will
never feel bothered, because they know this world comes and then
it will go one day. But the life eternal always goes on, and that
nothing can affect it.
is what we are. Wisdom is what we possess. Love is what our nature
is. And that cannot be destroyed with any bomb at all. It cannot
be limited by space and time.
masters initiate disciples without the limitation of the space and
time. The master doesn't have to always be where the disciples are,
but can help the disciples and bless them. And the disciples will
grow into mastership, and also can do the same, yeah. So whatever
I do you can do also. That was what Jesus said to us.