Existence Is Substance and Life Is Shadow – Part 5 (Final)

Emancipation from the grip of Life and freedom from the labyrinths of actions is made possible for all and attained by a few when a Perfect Master, Sadguru, or Qutub is approached and his grace and guidance are invoked. The Perfect Master’s invariable counsel is complete surrender to him. Those few who do surrender […]

Existence Is Substance and Life Is Shadow – Part 4

Therefore, to let Life succumb to its ultimate death is to let all actions end. When actions end completely, Life of the limited self spontaneously experiences itself as Existence of the Unlimited Self. Existence being realized, evolution and involution of consciousness is complete, illusion vanishes and the law of reincarnation no longer binds.

Simply […]

Existence Is Substance and Life Is Shadow – Part 3

Birth and death do not mark the beginning or end of Life. Whereas the numerous stages and states of Life which constitute the so-called births and deaths are governed by the laws of evolution and reincarnation, Life comes into being only once, with the advent of the first dim rays of limited consciousness, and […]

Existence Is Substance and Life Is Shadow – Part 2


Existence is God, whereas Life is illusion.

Existence is Reality, whereas Life is imagination.

Existence is Everlasting, whereas Life is ephemeral.

Existence is Unchangeable, whereas Life is ever-changing.

Existence is Freedom, whereas Life is a binding.

Existence is Indivisible, whereas […]

Existence Is Substance and Life Is Shadow – Part 1


Existence is Eternal, whereas Life is perishable.

Comparatively, Existence is what his body is to man, and Life is as the cloth that covers the body. The same body changes clothes according to the seasons, time and circumstances, just as the One and Eternal Existence is always there throughout the countless and varied […]

A message given by Baba on how to receive Him

A public meeting was held in the Town Hall in Kakinada, on December 25th, to publicize Baba’s visit, for which Baba sent the following telegram:

… Let love annihilate your lower self and reveal my Infinite Self. Let your ears become deaf to delusion to enable you to hear my silent message of divine […]

God loves most those who suffer most

That evening Baba proceeded to Dr. Patwardhan’s leper colony, five miles from Amraoti, where he had been invited. He was taken around the asylum, and he sat with the patients in their tiny Prayer Hall for some time. Baba spoke through his alphabet board, laying special stress on the following points:

“God loves most […]

Internal Conviction

There are two kinds of experiences – one external and one internal. The external experience can be had by gross means. What we actually see of the gross world with the gross eyes gives us a sort of conviction, but at times even this conviction is based on false analysis. Just as when we […]

“You will see me in the form of Ramakrishna at the time of death”

A third public darshan in Amraoti was held at Vidarbha Universitythat day, where the principal, professors and others accorded Baba a splendid reception. Baba toured the campus and met everyone. The principal, Mr. Nerulla, was a devotee of Sadguru Ramakrishna of Calcutta, whom he naïvely considered as the Avatar. Baba took him aside, remarking, […]

Material and Spiritual Science

A principal of a college, Niranjan Singh requested that Baba give a special message for students. Baba directed Eruch to read out the message “Material and Spiritual Science” that he dictated at 7:45 A.M.:

Just as God is infinite, imagination is also infinite, and all that has come out of imagination, which […]