The fabric of the Universe – the goal is conscious inaction

With most men the life of action means nothing but inner confusion and outer chaos — a jumble from which they cannot extricate themselves. To annul this confusion it is necessary to strive for conscious inaction which is the goal; and this striving for conscious inaction requires conscious action. This particular type of conscious […]

The fabric of the Universe – The human soul has three bodies gross, subtle and mental

It is natural for the human mind to desire to know the general structure of the universe. It is also helpful to have a sort of chart of the universe in which one finds oneself. The fabric of the universe includes the spheres and the planes, and the different bodies with which a human […]

God and Religion

To speak metaphorically, God is in the center of a circle, the circumference of which is the universe. The various radii from the circumference to the center are the various religions. The points on the radii near the circumference are distinctly and widely apart from each other; but as they approach the center, they […]

Little Shireen’s conversations with Baba

Shireen (7 years old) turned to whisper something to one of the men sitting near her, but Baba motioned her to speak freely. She said, “I just had a thought, Baba. If God is everywhere and in everyone, then [pointing at Baba] who is that sitting in the chair?”

Baba replied, “God in human […]

The Calculus of Opposites – If an action does not have the whole-hearted support of the innermost being of a person, it is quick in inviting its opposite

In the above example another point is clarified. If an action does not have the whole-hearted support of the innermost being of a person, it is quick in inviting its opposite. If, however, an action has had the whole-hearted support of the innermost being, it can evade deflection as long as it does not […]

The Calculus of Opposites – one opposite invites and attracts its supplementary opposite to counterbalance


One special feature of the sex opposites is that while remaining in counterbalancing opposition to each other, they are more patently and firmly tethered to each other than many other opposites. A man who is conscious of himself as a male is at the same time conscious of woman as a female; and the […]

The Calculus of Opposites – illusory evolution has to proceed through apparently incompatible opposites

If success and failure become independent of their accentuation by the felt duality of others, they become something entirely different from what they generally are. The severity of their contrariety is very considerably mitigated and they gradually get amalgamated. For example, the persons who failed to reach the top of Everest before its first […]

The Calculus of Opposites – Spiritual unfoldment takes place through experience of such opposites

[A related topic to Sanskaras that gives a clear perspective opposites and their balancing, presented in a short series to take the message in short ‘doses’-Admin,]

Spiritual unfoldment takes place through experience of such opposites as pleasure and pain, success and failure, virtue and vice. Both extremes are equally necessary for the fulfillment […]

By His constant remembrance the umbrella of sanskaras will give way to sun shine

On April 22nd, Baba went for a walk to the beach after lunch. Pointing to the ocean, Baba remarked to the group present:

I am like the ocean you see before you – always ready to receive anything, good and bad. All your thoughts, feelings, all and everything, lay them at my feet and […]

Sanskaras – The release from them


The release from Sanskaras takes place in the follow five ways:

(1) CESSATION OF NEW SANSKARAS. This consists in putting an end to the ever-renewing activity of creating fresh Sanskaras. If the formation of Sanskaras is compared to the winding of a string round a stick, this step amounts to the stopping of […]