Supervening Orders in the Spiritual Panorama – Part 4 (God forgives sins in the sense that He does not eternally damn any one for his sins)

God forgives sins in the sense that He does not eternally damn any one for his sins. He keeps the door of redemption eternally open.

Through repeated sincere prayers it is possible to effect an exit from the otherwise inexorable working out of the law of karma. The forgiveness asked from God evokes from […]

Supervening Orders in the Spiritual Panorama – Part 3 (Miracles must be regarded as having no spiritual value in itself)

Occult phenomena like stigmata, telekinesis (effecting the flight of objects such as a communion wafer through the air), elongation, elevation, etc., may amuse, astound or overpower people. But they cannot bring about spiritual healing or uplift, which is the real thing that matters. They are just an illustration of the supersession of ordinary […]

Supervening Orders in the Spiritual Panorama – Part 2 (Miracles must be regarded as having no spiritual value in itself)

Nor are the natural laws in any way violated by what are called miracles. No miracle is an exception to the existing laws of the universe. It is an overt result of the impersonal working or conscious use of the established laws of the inner spheres. It is called a miracle because it […]

Supervening Orders in the Spiritual Panorama – Part 1 (The mystery of the universe is hierarchic in structure)

The mystery of the universe is hierarchic in structure. There are graded orders, one supervening upon the other. The spiritual panorama of the universe reveals itself as a gradient with laws upon laws. Superimposition of one type of law over the other implies elasticity and resilience of lower laws for the working out of […]

“Cross life’s seas to my safe harbor”

 

The Hindu Women’s Rescue Home of Poona, which Baba had visited in June, requested a message from Baba on the occasion of its Silver Jubilee. On 8 December 1960, Baba dictated this poem for them:

If from now till I depart You love me with a single heart, All stains will […]

Avatar as the First Master – Part 3 (Final) (The Avatar unfailingly fulfills his incarnation by giving a spiritual push to his age)

The incarnation of the Avatar does not take place unless it is precipitated by the five Perfect Masters of the cycle. In all of his incarnations except the first, even the Avatar needs a master in order to come into his own eternal and infinite consciousness. He does not become an exception to […]

Avatar as the First Master – Part 2 (With regard to those souls who attain God-Realization subsequently, the two requirements stand, viz., inner poise and adequate adjustment with everything in the universe)

With regard to those souls who attain God-Realization subsequently, the two requirements stand, viz., inner poise and adequate adjustment with everything in the universe. But there is one great difference. For example, for the soul who is second in attaining God-realization, one of the important factors in his spiritual environment is the existence of […]

Avatar as the First Master – Part 1 (The Avatar is the first master of the first God-realized soul)

In the infinite Beyond state of God, which transcends the categories of consciousness as well as unconsciousness, there appeared the first initial urge for God to know Himself. And with the arising of this initial urge, there was an instantaneous manifestation of infinite consciousness as well as infinite unconsciousness, as simultaneous resultants. Of these […]

The Advancing Life Stream – Final Part 4 (As a general rule the life-stream advances through opposites)

In the subhuman creation, reincarnation of evolved consciousness takes place through the subtle matrix, from which at a later stage a fully formed subtle body develops. Plants and animals do not have a fully developed subtle body, but the rudimentary subtle matrix gradually takes shape according to the stage of development achieved. This subtle […]

The Advancing Life Stream – Part 3 (The unfoldment of the divine in life is a common enterprise and not an exclusive achievement)

The advancing life-stream creates numerous forms. But no form should be regarded as a cage, restricting and canalizing the gathering of experiences in a manner that would exclude inter-communion with other forms of the same species or even with forms of other species. Human beings communicate with each other and evolve together by an […]