20121215 – What are sanskaras? Part-3 (final)

 

If you see yourself in a dream in which you enjoy becoming the queen, it continues for a long time, and if, all of a sudden, you see in the dream a snake attacking you, you wake up – both the good and bad dreams disappear. Here it was good at first – […]

20121214 – What are sanskaras? Part-2

 

The only wanting, the only desiring that binds for freedom is love. The lover, too, wants. The lover wants Union, but in this union the ‘I’ gets so feeble that the binding, instead of hindering, helps to free. The moth around the candle-flame wants union with the flame, but the […]

20121213 – What are sanskaras? Part-1

What, really, are sanskaras?

‘Impressions’ is the literal meaning. Whatever impression the mind receives is called sanskaras, and then these sanskaras again have to be spent and experienced. All your actions and desires are given shape by these impressions. For example: In a camera you take different impressions of one certain movement, and many […]

20121212 – Sanskaras and liberation – part – 2 (final)

 

 

This bondage of actions is the tie that is deep-rooted and cannot be easily uprooted and gotten rid of. Good actions bind a man with a golden chain, and bad actions with an iron spiked one. But the chain is there in either case, and the man is never set free. Yoga […]

20121211 – Sanskaras and liberation – part – 1

Later in the evening of October 4th, after dinner, the Master expounded on the function of the Sadguru, explaining more about yoga, sanskaras and mukti – liberation:

No yogi can gain eternal freedom or emancipation, even though he might have reached the highest yogic state of samadhi through his practices, because sanskaras […]

20121209 – The easiest and quickest way for salvation is to serve a Perfect Master

 

The easiest way to immortality is contact with a spiritual Master, and the simplest requirement is intense longing for realizing God. For this, persistent effort is needed. All other paths are quite long and full of difficulties. Service is said to be the highest religion, yet hundreds of thousands of births […]

20121208 – An attitude of surrender to the Master is essential to reach God

Baba scolded another of the mandali that same day but the man spoke back to him instead of keeping quiet. This caused Baba to explain to all the mandali:

Why do you get angry so often? You frequently break my orders. Then if I have anything to say about it, you […]

20121206 – The closer a person is to a Perfect Master, the better it is for him

One day, some of the men mandali felt discouraged and began reflecting on their years with the Master. They concluded that they had gained nothing spiritual by being with him. Some time later during the course of a conversation with the same men, Meher Baba stopped and gave this unexpected discourse:

You eat food […]

20121205 – Who gave all these different religions? part2 (final)

 

Shariat can also be compared to the knowledge of a city, such as Bombay, from a map; the various activities and troubles one undergoes in reaching Bombay, procuring the money for the railway fare, reaching the station and then travelling in the train, can be taken as tariqat. Then when one nears Bombay […]

20121204 – Who gave all these different religions? – Part 1

 

At three in the afternoon on December 4th, Meher Baba discoursed about the different religions of the world:

Who gave all these different religions? The Avatars! Why have they done so? To establish principles for people and to bring people to the point where their faces are turned toward God. Muhammad and Buddha […]